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Musk schedules 'Blade Runner' inspired Tesla pickup unveil for Nov. 21

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Tesla will unveil the truck Nov. 21 in Los Angeles, near the factory where Musk’s other company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., builds rockets, Musk tweeted Wednesday.


          

Margaret Court's rocket to Tennis Australia: Treat me like Rod Laver

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Australia's greatest ever player says she won’t return to Melbourne Park unless her career is properly recognised.
          

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Monetizing with Mobile Ads: Key Ad Formats and Performance Insights

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The mobile ad industry is growing day by day. For a long time ads have been associated with annoying pop-ups. Today mobile ads come in many shapes and forms to create positive user experiences. Advertisers and mobile app publishers strive to be matched well, often through ad networks, ad mediation or/and ad exchange, in order to have mutually beneficial outcomes.

Forecast says, that by 2021 the in-app advertising market will skyrocket to $201 billion. Compare this number to $72 billion in 2016. This triple surge is quite impressive given how just 10 years ago the mobile ad market share in the U.S. was estimated at just $320 million.

Why did mobile app advertising take off? Not a difficult question to answer—smartphones, mobile apps and instant access to information have become an integral part of our daily life. And users want apps to be free, which is made possible thanks to mobile advertising. Therefore, mobile advertising has naturally become a valid, fully functional monetization source for mobile app publishers.

Mobile app advertising is no longer associated with intrusive delivery and irrelevant low-quality ad traffic. Often, premium quality ads are present in top applications from companies like Playrix, Zeptolab, Supercell and others. Ads can even make a good companion to boost in-app purchases.

How Mobile Ads Are Selected

Placing in-app ads is usually arranged between three parties: app publisher, advertiser and ad network or another ad demand sources that serve as a connection point. Ad networks are one of the key players in the advertising market of mobile applications. Why do networks exist and how do mobile ads work? The key function of an ad network is to match ad space (Ad Supply) from publishers with the advertiser's request (Ad Demand). In other words, an ad network gives an advertiser an opportunity to display their ads in a number of applications that are connected to that ad network. Ad networks regulate the market and facilitate interactions between advertisers and publishers and are connected to apps via SDK or API.

Nowadays, instead of integrating each ad network’s SDK individually, mobile app publishers can just integrate one ad mediation SDK into their app and receive ads from numerous ad demand sources, including ad networks along with DSPs (demand-side platforms) and ad exchanges. The rise in popularity of ad mediation has simplified the process of getting started with monetizing your app with ads tremendously.

Another reason why mobile app ads have become such a popular monetization source now is the low maintenance required. Whereas before publishers needed to spend hours every week to manually optimize their ad setups in order to make sure they filled up their ad inventory to generate optimal revenue, ad mediation platforms can do that programmatically. With advances in how ad bids get placed and selected via real-time unified auctions through the industry’s latest in-app header bidding technology, the highest earning ads for each ad placements are now selected and delivered automatically.

With that in mind, some ad networks perform better in terms of revenue depending on the region and the ad format as well as the platform (iOS or Android). So if you are considering or are already monetizing your app with ads, understanding the disparity in performance can help you make more informed decisions, such as whether you should prioritize rewarded videos over banners in certain regions or not.

Best Mobile Ad Formats

If the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘ad’ is a banner, then you’re being realistic. However, banners now compete with multiple interactive ad formats that serve various purposes within an app. Apart from banners, the ad formats that have proven to be the most popular and the most profitable for app publishers are rewarded videos and interstitials.

Rewarded Videos

Rewarded videos are user-initiated ads from which users can earn in-app rewards in exchange for viewing a video ad. Rewarded videos have shown to be very popular with users, advertisers and publishers alike. Thanks to the high satisfaction of users and high CTRs of this format, publishers can earn the highest eCPMs (earnings per thousand ad impressions) with rewarded videos. Publishers also find using rewarded videos to be an effective way to introduce their users to the app’s in-app currency system, which can lead to higher rates of in-app purchases.

Interstitials

Interstitials are attention grabbing ads that cover the entire screen and can appear as a static image, a video, an interactive image or a playable sample of an app. Although this format can be more disruptive to the user experience than others, when placed at the right moments within an app, interstitials are a great choice for publishers to use. They offer high CTRs, high eCPMs and high availability of ads. Plus, newer variation of this format, like interactive and playable ads, continue to make this format more user-friendly and engaging.

Banners

Banner ad is the longest enduring mobile app ad format that neatly places a small rectangular ad at the top or bottom of the screen. Despite this format’s low CTR and low eCPM, it is still considered a high earning format for publishers. This is largely due to its ability to be shown with much higher frequency than other formats. Its low cost and easy production sustain the popularity of banners among advertisers, providing publishers with high supplies and varieties of banner ads.

Mobile Ad Earning Performances


To find out how well the ad formats perform among over 60 ad demand sources in 2019, let’s take some of the most recent insights from our Appodeal Mobile In-app Ad Monetization Performance Index. The three regions analyzed here are the U.S., Western Europe and Eastern Europe (including Russia).

Rewarded videos’ eCPMs continue to climb up but at a more modest pace than the previous year. For example, the U.S.’s rewarded videos on iOS and Android both saw their eCPM increased by 13% to a high average of $15.18 and $12.68 respectively from H2 2018 – H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Some of the top earning ad networks from the three regions analyzed for rewarded videos were AdMob, Facebook, AppLovin, Unity Ads, BidMachine and MyTarget.

Interstitials’ eCPMs increases significantly on Android in U.S. and Western Europe. Interstitials, which includes static, video and playable variants, showed impressive eCPM growth on Android by 27% to an average of $6.35 in the U.S. and by 21% to an average of $2.38 in Western Europe from H2 2018 to H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Some of the top earning ad networks for interstitials were AdMob, Facebook, AppLovin, Unity Ads, BidMachine, Ogury, and Yandex.

Banners are still important for revenue base but their eCPMs show signs of decline. Banners accounted for around a quarter of the ad revenue share. However, on Android in Western Europe, its eCPMs decreased by 27% to an average of $0.16 from H2 2018 to H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year, and decreased by 15% on iOS. Interestingly, in the U.S. its eCPMs actually increased by 13% to an average of $0.62 on iOS. Some of the top earning ad networks for banners were AdMob, MoPub, BidMachine, Amazon Ads, AppLovin, Yandex and MyTarget.

The eCPM gaps between iOS and Android devices show significantly wider margins in developing markets than mature markets. In mature markets, such as the U.S., Japan and the U.K., the eCPMs of rewarded videos were 21-34% higher on iOS than on Android devices. However, in developing markets, such as Russia, Brazil and India, the eCPMs were 98-352% higher on iOS than on Android devices.

For more details and insights, check out the full version of the Appodeal Performance Index here. This third annual index focuses on in-app ad revenue and provides insights for mobile app publishers on the top earning mobile ad networks, ad exchanges and DSPs, along with their eCPMs, the average eCPM of each country globally and the eCPM trends of mobile ad formats on both iOS and Android devices.



          

Tesla pick-up to be revealed on 21 November, Musk says

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Tesla pick-up Autocar render Tesla boss says electric pick-up truck – dubbed Cybertruck – will be shown later this month at an event in LA

Tesla will unveil its long-awaited electric pick-up truck, dubbed Cybertruck, later this month, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed.

Musk took to Twitter earlier today to post: “Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX Rocket factory”. 

He has linked the date to the original Blade Runner film, which lists the same date in the opening credits. The date also coincides with the Los Angeles motor show, which is likely to be intentional. 

Little is known about the pick-up beyond what Musk has alluded to in interviews and on Twitter. He's claimed before that it will be similar in size to the class-leading Ford F-150, cost less than $50,000 (£38,900) and be more capable than any rival. 

Design-wise, everything seen so far has been purely speculative. Last month, Musk tweeted: "[The Cybertruck] doesn't look like anything I've seen bouncing around the internet. It's closer to an armoured personnel carrier from the future."

Pick-ups are still the biggest-selling vehicles in North America, so the move makes financial sense. Ford sold more than 900,000 F-Series trucks in 2018, making it the best-selling vehicle in the US. Ford plans to launch an electric version of the F-150 before 2022.

Tesla's expansion plans beyond the pick-up also include the Model Y crossover, which will be delivered to customers in the coming months, the new Roadster and the electric Semi lorry.

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Hamas Head: “We’ll Bomb Tel Aviv For 6 Mths., Benny Gantz Will Regret The Day He Was Born”

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Hamas Head: “We’ll Bomb Tel Aviv For 6 Mths., Benny Gantz Will Regret The Day He Was Born”

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Monday threatened to relentlessly attack Tel Aviv, turning Israeli cities into “ghost towns” if Israel dares to attack Gaza.

Sinwar continued his threat by warning that “Hamas has enough missiles to launch rockets into Tel Aviv and cause red alert alarms for six months straight.”

Sinwar’s remarks were prompted by Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz’s statements following a barrage of at least 10 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Israel’s south on Friday night, in which a home in Sderot suffered a direct hit.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims its Starship could launch for just $2 million per mission

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The average rate for NASA to launch a space shuttle is about $450 million per mission - but SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk said the Starship rocket can do it for a fraction of the cost.
          

Boks' Pocket-rocket up for Top14 gong

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NEWS:  South Africa's World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe has been shortlisted for the French Top 14 player of the season award, the league announced on Wednesday.
          

Bee Gees Biopic May Add ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer Anthony McCarten

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Are Paramount Pictures and producer Graham King hinting at their awards season ambitions for the forthcoming Bee Gees biopic now that Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten is reportedly in talks to pen the script. Momentum on the Bee Gees project has picked up recently, no doubt thanks to the success of Bohemian Rhapsody in theaters and at the 2019 Oscars. With Rocketman circling this awards season conversation, it's should come as no surprise yet another biopic about a popular musical group from the UK has gotten a renewed push towards production. [caption id="attachment_844650" align="alignright" width="360"] Image …
          

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Wendy,’ an Unorthodox Peter Pan Take from Benh Zeitlin

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In 2012, filmmaker Benh Zeitlin rocketed onto the scene with a peerless debut film: Beasts of the Southern Wild. The work, a intimate yet epic tale both mythological and achingly human, earned Zeitlin Academy Award nominations, widespread praise, and made a star out of Quvenzhané Wallis. And then... nothing. Zeitlin didn't make a single film for eight long years. But now, on February 28, 2020, Zeitlin is finally back with a new film called Wendy. And you can watch the first trailer now. And if you haven't guessed by the title, it's a take on Peter Pan. …
          

Exclusive: Take to the Skies with Disney Junior’s ‘The Rocketeer’ in a New Video

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Disney Junior's The Rocketeer is a new comedic, animated adventure series that pays homage to the iconic comics and 1991 live-action film, and we've got an exclusive early look at the new show to share with you today! Featuring a young girl named Kit Secord who takes to the skies to protect her community after becoming the surprise recipient of a rocket-pack that gives her the ability to fly, The Rocketeer is set to blast off for its premiere this Friday, November 8th on Disney Channel (11:00 a.m. EDT), Disney Junior (5:00 p.…
          

Elton John feared he wouldn't be able to perform sober after addiction treatment

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"When the day arrived, I was terrified."

Elton John performs live (Credit: Getty)

Elton John has revealed how he feared he wouldn’t be able to perform sober after taking a year-long break to seek treatment for addiction. The ‘Rocketman’ icon attended extensive Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in 1990, but admitted he struggled with returning to the stage. He told Variety’s Recovery Issue: “After I finally surrendered and […]

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NASA needs more than just rocket scientists

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NASA needs rocket scientists, astronauts — and graphic designers to reach the stars.


          

Rocket 251: Neutral Bud Hotel

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Before Christina leaves on Microsoft Ignite, we're talking about the battle of the buds! Amazon's low-priced noise reducing echo buds versus Apple AirPods Pro. Then, the first impressions of Apple TV Plus are coming in, and it's looking boring out there. Finally, a brief chat about narrative games after the success of Outer Worlds.
          

Other: Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G) - Scranton, Pennsylvania

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14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator Job ID: 1142858 Job Views: 20 Location: SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, United States ZIP Code: 18509 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties * Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments * Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units * Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems * Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority * Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat * Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters * Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) * Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components * Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment * Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations * Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills * Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail * Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems * Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations * Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments * Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. ()
          

Enhanced graphics killed off mmorpgs

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The modern era of graphics did us in.  Cost of everything had skyrocketed.

Who's at fault:
-The selfish population that insist on great visuals.
-Developers for degrading the experience of deep rich gaming for eye candy. 

mmorpg's are hard to make. WITHOUT GOING INTO DETAIL, mmorpgs feel the pain the most.  All Triple A gaming is feeling it too.


Were our worst enemy...... You can't pump out large content and make it look good, bottom line.  If you clam bullshit, I want a game that looks great, well you made your choice "nothing". 


Selfish and pleasing the selfish.


The answer could be simple !!!!
Triple A, should back indie developers. 
          

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition

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There are five national NBA games beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the 12th-place Warriors visit the 8th-place Rockets. In the Pace Mannion SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em (accept no substitutes), Goyoucolts keeps the lead at 62 despite scoring no points, Florida Man stays in second back 8 with a 5-point week and Ufez Jones keeps third at 43. NoMich is the week's only bright spot with a high score of 21. Make your picks.
          

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HP Sprocket 200, 2nd Edition Photo Printer

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11/3/2019: Business News: Educate4Health goes west with MindRocket sale

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EDUCATE4HEALTH, an Irish healthcare and life sciences communications company, has been acquired by MindRocket Media Group, a US-based advisory firm. The Dublin-based company, co-founded by former IDA science and technology adviser PJ Fitzpatrick,...
          

Borec s průměrem tří gólů na zápas se vrací. Poehling byl povolán z farmy

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Jeden zápas a rovnou hattrick. Taková je dosavadní bilance dvacetiletého centra Montrealu v NHL. Na startu sezony ho ze hry vyřadil otřes mozku, nyní se konečně dočkal povolání z Laval Rocket a může opět prodat své dovednosti na té nejvyšší úrovni.
          

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Baltimore, Maryland,   Base 11 Rocketry Research Associate Morgan State University Baltimore, MD The Base 11 Professor of Rocketry The Base 11 Rocketry Research Associate will provide fully dedicated efforts
          

In the Know: Finding Value Among US Microcap Stocks

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When many investors think of microcap stocks, they envision high growth stocks that are like rockets. They soar when times are good, and crash and burn when times are bad. We recently caught up with Oliver Wong, portfolio manager, Franklin MicroCap Value Fund. He explained his approach to finding higher-quality, smaller companies within the equity universe that have the potential to perform well in different market environments.

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20 Pentecost

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October 27, 2019

Luke 18.9-14

+ Since I’ve been your priest here at St., Stephen’s of quite some time now, you have gotten to known some of my pet peeves. Let’s open it up. What are some of my pet peeves?

Well, certainly only one of the big ones as a priest is none other than: triangulation. If you want to set me off like a rocket, try to nudge me into that fun catch-22.

Here’s essentially what triangulation is:  Sometimes people come to me as a priest and, because they have some issue with another parishioner, they want me to go to that other person and deal with the situation this other person is having on their behalf.

The excuse here is that, since it is a church issue, the “church guy” should take care of this issue for them. After all, I must be on their side of this issue, right?

Now, to be clear, THEY don’t want to confront the person. But they seem to think it’s somehow the priest’s job to confront that person for them and for this particular issue that they themselves see as something that needs to be confronted.

Before we go on from here I just want to be clear: It is NOT the priest’s job to do this. Nowhere in my contract does it say I am to do this kind of a job.  What this triangulation does is it puts the priest not in their rightful position as priest, but only puts them in an awkward situation in which they can’t win.  Stuck right in the middle.

One of the things I have been very proactive about in my ministry is avoiding that ugly situation of triangulation.  Triangulation, as you can guess, is one of the quickest “clergy killers” out there. You want your priest out, all of you have to do is try to draw them into an ugly triangle like this.  

Actually, I luckily, have not really had to deal with triangulation much here at St. Stephen’s very often. And those times when it has come up, I have reacted pretty strongly against it.  One of the great aspects of St. Stephen’s has been the self-reliance of the parishioners. But, in other congregations, let me tell you, they do attempt to resort to triangulation quite often. And…I hear many fellow clergy share stories in which they have found themselves trapped in the middle of those situations.

In the past, when I have found myself being nudged into such a situation, I finally have had to ask a question.  I, of course, tell the person: you need to talk to this person if you have an issue with them.  You’re talking to them will probably be much more successful than my talking to them on your behalf.

But, if that doesn’t work—and it usually doesn’t work—I ask those people: “have you tried praying for them?” And I’m not saying, praying for them to change, for them to be more like what you expect them to be. Have you just prayed for them, as they are? Because when we do that, we find that maybe nothing in that other person changes—ultimately we can’t control how other people act or do things—but rather weare the ones who change. We are the ones who find ourselves changing our attitude about that person, or seeing that person from another perspective.

However it works, prayer like this can be disconcerting and frightening.  Let me tell you. I have done it. I’ll be honest: I have had issues with people who do not meet my own personal expectations.

But I do find that as I pray for them, as I struggle before God about them, sometimes nothing in that other person changes. (God also does not allow God’s self to be triangulated) But I often find myself changing my attitude about them, even when I don’t want to.

Prayer, often, is the key. But not controlling prayer.  Rather, prayer that allows us to surrender to God’s will.  That’s essentially what’s happening in today’s Gospel reading.

In our story we find the Pharisee.  A Pharisee was a very righteous person. They belonged to an ultra-orthodox sect of Judaism that placed utmost importance on a strict observance of the Law of Moses—the Torah.  

The Pharisee is not praying for any change in himself. He arrogantly brags to God about how wonderful and great he is in comparison to others.

 The tax collector—someone who was ritually unclean according the Law of Moses— however, prays that wonderful, pure prayer

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”

It’s not eloquent. It’s not fancy. But it’s honest. And it cuts right to heart of it all.

To me, in my humble opinion, that is the most perfect prayer any of us can pray.

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”

It’s a prayer I have held very, very dear for so long. And it is a prayer that had never let me down once. Prayers for mercy are probably one of the purest and most honest prayers we can make.  And what I love even more about this parable is the fact that the prayer of the Pharisee isn’t even necessarily a bad prayer in and of itself.  I mean, there’s an honesty in it as well.

The Pharisee is the religious one, after all.  He is the one who is doing right according to organized religion.   He is doing what Pharisees do; he is doing the “right” thing; he is filling his prayer with thanksgiving to God.  

In fact, every morning, the Pharisee, like all orthodox Jewish men even to this day, pray a series of “morning blessings.” These morning blessings include petitions like

“Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe, who made me a son of Israel.”

“Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe, who did not make me a slave.”

And this petition:

“Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe, who did not make me a woman.”

So, this prayer we hear the Pharisee pray in our story this morning is very much in line with the prayers he would’ve prayed each morning.

Again, we should be clear: we should all thank God for all the good things God grants us. The problem arises in the fact that the prayer is so horribly self-righteous and self-indulgent that it manages to cancel out the rightness of the prayer.  The arrogance of the prayer essentially renders it null and void.

The tax collector’s prayer however is so pure.  It is simple and straight-to-the-point.  This is the kind of prayer Jesus again and again holds up as an ideal form of prayer.  But what gives it its punch is that is a prayer of absolute humility.

And humility is the key here.  It gives the prayer just that extra touch.   There is no doubt in our minds as we hear this parable that God hears—and grants—this prayer, even though it is being prayed by someone considered to be the exact opposite of the Pharisee.

Whereas the Pharisee is the religious one, the righteous one, the tax collector, handling all that pagan unclean money of the conquerors, is unclean.  He is an outcast. 

Humility really is the key. And it is one of the things, speaking only for myself here, that I am sometimes lacking in my own spiritual life.

But, humility is important.  It is essential to us as followers of Jesus.

St. Teresa of Avila, the great Carmelite saint, once said, “Humility, humility. In this way we let our Lord conquer, so that [God] hears our prayer.”

I think we’re all a bit guilty of lacking humility in our own lives, certainly in our spiritual lives and in being self-righteous when it comes to sin.  We all occasionally find ourselves wishing we could control and correct the shortcomings and failures of others.   When a person fails miserably, or is caught in a scandal,  find myself saying: “Thank God it’s them and not me.” Which is terrible of me! And maybe that’s also an honest prayer to make.  Because what we also say in that prayer is that we, too, are capable of being just that  guilty.

We all have a shadow side.  And maybe that’s what we’re seeing in those people we want to correct.  There’s no way around the fact that we do have shadow sides. But the fact is, the only sins we’re responsible for ultimately—the only people who can ultimately control—are our own sins—not the sins of others.  

We can’t pay the price of other’s sins—only Jesus can and has done that—nor should we delight in the failings or shortcomings of others. All we can do as Christians, sometimes, is humble ourselves.  Again and again.

Sometimes all we can do is let God deal with a situation, or a person who drives us crazy.

God, have mercy on me, a sinner

We must learn to overlook what others are doing sometimes.  Doing so, exhausts me.  And so I don’t know why I would want to deal with other’s issues if my own issues exhaust me.

There are too many self-righteous Christians in the world.   We know them.  They frustrate us.   And they irritate us.   We don’t need anymore.  

What we need are more humble, contrite Christians.   We need to be Christians who don’t see anyone as inferior to us—as charity cases to whom we can share our wealth and privileges and whom we wish to control and make just like us.

Rather, to paraphrase the great St. Therese of Lisieux: we should sit down with sinners, not as their benefactors but as the “most wretched of them all.”

That is true humility.  In our own eyes, if we carry true humility within us, if we are our own stiffest and most objective judges, then we know that we are the most wretched of them all and that we are in no place to condemn others. In dealing with others, we have no other options than just simply to love those people—fully and completely, even when they drive us crazy.

 Sin or no sin, we must simply love them and hate our own sins.   That is what it means to be a true follower of Jesus.  It is essential if we are going to truly love those we are called by Jesus to love and it is essential to our sense of honesty before God.

So, let us steer clear of such self-righteousness. But, in being humble, let us also not beat ourselves up and be self-deprecating. Rather, let us work to overcome our own shortcomings and rise above them.  Let us look at others with pure eyes—with eyes of love.  Let us not see the shortcomings and failures of others, but let us see the light and love of God permeating through them, no matter who they are.  And with this perception, let us realize that all of us who have been humbled will be lifted up by God and exalted in ways so wonderful we cannot even begin to fathom them in this moment.




          

Rocket Iii Full Service Repair Manual 2004

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Arlington’s Only Commercial Urban Farm

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If you’ve dined in D.C. at Jose Andres’ minibar, Johnny Spero’s Reverie, or Robert Wiedmaier’s Marcel’s, chances are you sampled produce grown in Arlington. It’s no secret that interest in urban farming has skyrocketed in recent years, however Arlington-based Fresh Impact remains the county’s only commercial urban farm. Tucked in an unassuming strip mall on Lee […]
          

Just some random November thoughts...

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SinglePoint (OTCQB: $SING): Direct Solar Signs MOU with SchollyME an International Sports Recruiting App Linked to High Schools Across the Nation

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SinglePoint (OTCQB: $SING): Direct Solar Signs MOU with SchollyME an International Sports Recruiting App Linked to High Schools Across the Nation



PHOENIX - November 4, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Direct Solar of America, a subsidiary of SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB:SING) is pleased to announce it has signed a MOU with SchollyME. Direct Solar and SchollyME will collaborate on marketing Direct Solar through the schools that SchollyME is currently working with. The collaboration will put Direct Solar into the high school programs as a partner with SchollyME. This marketing strategy has already seen major success in driving new business for both companies.


SchollyME is based in California and is the fastest growing sports recruiting app for all 32 NCAA sports. SchollyME is a social media network, sports recruiting application for high school students to showcase their talents. The platform is the first social media network to be adopted in China. Learn more at SchollyME Sports Recruiting App Lands Billion Dollar Partnership in China From the release – "Kenneth Chang of the CECC and Ascent Sports is requiring all Esports gamers and athletes to pay an annual subscription fee to the use of SchollyME. The deal is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion within 24 months, thus making SchollyME the largest recruiting app in the country."

"We have seen major success in working with local high schools. We are currently working with 47 schools throughout Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin and are seeing amazing returns. We had our largest sales day to date Thursday closing seven deals for approximately $250,000. This partnership will give us access to high schools across the nation," states Pablo Diaz Founder, CEO Direct Solar.

This partnership will assist schools and their athletic programs through giving back a percentage of sales to help support and fund the local high school programs.

"We wanted to partner with the best solar company that can service all the schools we are currently involved with. SchollyME felt that we were more than just athletes. Our athletic community should care about the environment and give our younger generation a chance at a much longer life. Direct Solar and SchollyME is just a great partnership. We are both interested in the kid's futures!" states Mel Nunnery Founder of SchollyME.

Direct Solar and SchollyME are currently working to define which markets to launch and in what capacity to do so. Supporting the local communities and high schools' programs will be the driver for this successful partnership. Working with the school to establish a presence for education on solar and renewable energy and what it means for future generations of kids' is elemental in building longevity for both companies.

Direct Solar America via its Direct Solar Capital Division currently finances commercial solar projects for multiple private equity funds throughout North America. With the SchollyME and Direct Solar America partnership we will be collectively raising capital to continue funding projects throughout North America.

The solar market has been growing at its fastest pace in recent history. According to Solar Energy Industries Association, "The U.S. solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history, signaling promising future prospects for solar energy development." And with new legislation being presented the American Energy Opportunity Act which aims to make the process easier to obtain solar we expect to see continued growth in the sector.

Furthering the growth in the solar market, California has Incorporated solar into state codes & standards, including implementation of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) for solar on new homes, developing BEES for commercial buildings with solar and storage, and preventing problematic siting & permitting requirements for utility-scale solar. The state continues to invest and grow the solar footprint. Which SchollyME being based in California this puts Direct Solar instantly in the largest solar market in the United States.

SchollyME has been working with thousands of students securing over 300 scholarships. The interactive app continues to develop and grow. SchollyME Inc. is an incredible sports social network which gives fans a front row seat in the lives of their favorite athletes and coaches while connecting with fans across the globe. For high school and jr. college athletes, SchollyME encourages you to market and promote yourself to college coaches across the globe. SchollyME empowers you to go from discovered to offered with one click.

Beyond just high schools there are numerous opportunities through partnering with SchollyME. Intros to international markets such as China where Pablo Diaz and Mel Nunnery recently traveled on an "invite only" trip to attend the Chinese Electronic Chamber of Commerce conference. Being one of the world's most prestigious conferences, there were many attendees that are highly interested in seeing the collaboration of Direct Solar and SchollyME succeed as there is much business to do outside of the U.S. and expanding into international markets.

Direct Solar and SchollyME determine the best-case scenario to develop and bring to market the first application to buy solar online or through a mobile device from inception to financing and closing. The future of residential solar will follow the path of other large purchases such as cars through Tesla and Carvana. Consumers are becoming comfortable making these large purchases online with the right education and trusted partner. Direct Solar of America will guide consumers through the entire process providing any assistance needed along the way through implementation of AI and customer service agents available to answer any questions. Overall the company looks to create and launch an industry changing way to purchase solar.

About Direct Solar of America
Direct Solar of America is a subsidiary of SinglePoint Inc., a technology and acquisition company. (OTCQB:SING). Direct Solar America is America's Solar Energy Brokerage with more than 3,500 home installations, which has enabled residential solar customers to shop for options in order to find the best option for the home. Like Rocket Mortgage or Lending Tree, Direct Solar representatives provide homeowners with a variety of financing and service providers; this has made the process of buying solar much easier for homeowners. Direct Solar is operational in eight states and continues to expand its residential solar footprint. Direct Solar Commercial serves customers that own and/or manage commercial properties. Along with Direct Solar Capital, an alternative energy financing solution, commercial projects have access to $50,000 to $3 million in funding for solar installations.

About SchollyME www.schollyme.com
SchollyME is hip for Scholarship Me and born out of the need to allow athletes to be discovered by coaches all over the country in one click.
Each year there are 7.6 million high school athletes playing sports and only 142,000 athletic scholarships available. On SchollyME, athletes can use the app much like other social networks. The difference is athletes can upload full game film, official transcripts and receive a talent evaluation from current athletes for college coaches.

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About SinglePoint, Inc.
SinglePoint, Inc (SING) is a technology and investment company with a focus on acquiring companies that will benefit from the injection of growth capital and technology integration. The company portfolio includes mobile payments, ancillary cannabis services and blockchain solutions. Through acquisitions into horizontal markets, SinglePoint is building its portfolio by acquiring an interest in undervalued companies, thereby providing a rich, diversified holding base. Through SingleSeed, the company is providing products and services to the cannabis industry.
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How Writing a Book Can Accelerate You Past Your Competition

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The 27 Best Concerts in Portland: November 7-20

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Cher! Brittany Howard! Summer Walker! Blitzen Trapper! by Mercury EverOut Staff

THURS NOV 7

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CRITIC’S PICK: Seefeel
You don’t listen to the music of Seefeel—you submerge yourself in it. Each release by the UK quartet—four full-lengths and a bunch of EPs—is constructed from the usual rock-group elements: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. But from those pieces, the group bends and manipulates every sound with delicious indulgence, generating lush, balmy compositions that hang thickly in the air.

In Seefeel’s earliest incarnation, albums like 1993’s Quique and 1995’s Succour fell into an amorphous zone where shoegaze and the earliest blushes of EDM found common cause—the same place where groups like My Bloody Valentine and Curve were planting their flags. Led by core members Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock, Seefeel were, by contrast, much softer and lighter. (Clifford also makes wonderful electronic rackets on his own and in the duo Oto Hiax; Peacock works with the more dance-oriented outfit Scala.) Their immersive, foggy material brought in the influence of dub reggae, Brian Eno’s ambient compositions, and the sleek futurism of Tokyo’s “environmental music” movement.

After a 1996 album, (CH-VOX), recorded for Aphex Twin’s label, tensions within the group split Seefeel apart for the better part of a decade. But an invite to play an anniversary party for Warp Records and a reissue of Quique in ’07 got Clifford and Peacock speaking and collaborating again, bringing in a new rhythm section comprised of former Boredoms members Iida Kazuhisa and bassist Shigeru Ishihara to complete the picture.

The subsequent years have hardened Seefeel’s sound, as evidenced by their 2008 self-titled album. The drum tracks are rigid and spare, and the music surrounding them is glitchy and agitated. It’s a reflection, perhaps, of our anxious modern age, but one that still slots in well with the evolution of their aesthetic as individuals and as a group. (Thurs Nov 7, 9 pm, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, $25; w/Patricia Wolf, Wild Card) ROBERT HAM


FRI NOV 8

Little Hurricane
With the weather growing colder and the sun going down earlier, now is the perfect time for discovering new music at home, especially when the artist in question—dirty blues band Little Hurricane—provides ideal background music for nocturnal snuggling on the couch. Their minimalist blues-rock has been the soundtrack of five Taco Bell commercials, which, as a cheap-burrito lover, almost makes me love the San Diego duo even more. The only thing better than a Friday night is one spent listening to Little Hurricane’s lo-fi sounds. Check out songs like “Haunted Heart,” “Sun Sets West,” and “Give ’Em Hell,” and prepare yourself for one mother of a staycation. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, $20-23) KATHERINE MORGAN

Mikal Cronin, Shannon Lay
Mikal Cronin possess the uncanny knack for penning effortless-sounding pop gems. On his fourth record, Seeker, he mines his self-introspection and the comeback from a bad case of writer’s block with convincing aplomb, conjuring Tom Petty melodies on the single “Show Me” with help from Ty Segall’s Freedom Band (of which he is a card-carrying member). There’s a lot of inferno-inspired writing coming out of California following last year’s devastating wildfires, and Seeker is no different, exploring ideas of rebirth from destruction. Cronin seems a gentle soul armed with the ability to pull wisdom from a chaotic world. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $15-17) RYAN J. PRADO


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SAT NOV 9

Yung Bae, Birocratic
Read our story on Yung Bae. (Sat Nov 9, 9 pm & Sun Nov 10, 7 pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Sat sold out, Sun $15-17)

Robert Forster
The last time Robert Forster was in the Northwest, it was as a member of the Go-Betweens, performing in Seattle in 2005 during what would become that venerable pop group’s final tour. (Forster’s longtime musical partner Grant McLennan suddenly passed away a year later.) Much has happened in Forster’s life since then, including a regular gig as a music critic, an impassioned memoir about his work with McLennan, and three fantastic solo albums. His most recent, Inferno, finds Forster in peak form, with a folk-pop backing band, ambling through his back pages and unblinkingly facing his waning years with grace. (Sat Nov 9, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $22-25) ROBERT HAM


SUN NOV 10

Blitzen Trapper, The Parson Red Heads
The experimental folk-country monster pairing of Blitzen Trapper and the Parson Red Heads alone would make for a formidable evening at Revolution Hall, but tonight’s all-ages, fully seated show has a more philanthropic bent. The concert will benefit Do Good Multnomah, a local nonprofit working to assist veterans with housing by way of “relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation.” Both bands are staples of Portland’s psych-oriented roots-rock scene and have transcended the city’s confines with their last several albums. Check them out and help a good cause at the same time. (Sun Nov 10, 7 pm, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, all ages, $30) RYAN J. PRADO


MON NOV 11

June of 44, Belonging
June of 44 disbanded soon after perfecting their squirrelly amalgam of post-rock and post-hardcore on 1999’s Anahata. For listeners of a certain (suddenly somehow old) age, the band’s return will trigger flashbacks to a time when it was illegal to make a student film without at least one Tortoise song on its soundtrack, but June of 44’s unexpected reunion promises to be more than a nostalgia trip. They were always a little too restive and mercurial to settle into a groove, so even a pitch-perfect recreation of their glory days will be nervy enough to light up the now. (Mon Nov 11, 7:30 pm, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, $22-25) CHRIS STAMM


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WED NOV 13

Son Little
Son Little has been making musical alchemy ever since releasing his debut EP in 2014. But on his early work, including his 2015 self-titled debut, you can hear Little only beginning to refine his unique sound—a mix of soul, blues, and electronica—which he’d come close to perfecting on 2017’s brilliant sophomore album New Magic. For his new EP, Invisible, Little traveled to Paris’ famed Studios Ferber, and the six new songs show the multi-instrumentalist and singer still continuing to develop and experiment with his craft. Tonight’s show at the Old Church isn’t to be missed; this preacher’s son is sure to give a sanctified and transcendent performance. (Wed Nov 13, 8 pm, the Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, $20-25) SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY

Bea Miller, Kah-Lo, Kennedi
Popping onto the scene as a 13-year-old X-Factor contestant with a jaw-dropping voice, Bea Miller is all grown up (at the age of 20) both physically and emotionally. Her voice has matured as well, with a full, husky, and soulful sound that drops into radio-ready dance club jams with little effort. But there’s depth in her lyrics as well, as exemplified by songs from her sophomore album Aurora, which showcase her deep moods about problematic relationships (“Burning Bridges”), slut-shaming (“S.L.U.T.”), and ultimately self-love (“Repercussions”). If you’re a complicated person with complicated feelings, Miller is on your team, stylishly and confidently pushing all the right emotional buttons. (Wed Nov 13, 8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, all ages, $18-75) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY


THURS NOV 14

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Summer Walker
Atlanta-born singer/songwriter Summer Walker has become R&B’s newest “It Girl” on the heels of her single “Girls Need Love” (along with a Drake remix), and her outstanding studio debut Over It. Vocally speaking, Walker’s appropriately titled project is basically flawless. There are obvious standouts, like “Playing Games” featuring Bryson Tiller, “Wasted,” and “Come Thru” which both samples and features Usher. Another notable release is an older cut, “Session 32,” which Walker sometimes likes to perform on acoustic guitar. And from the sounds of her live performances online, she tends to sound identical to the record. If you’re into the sex-positivity of Megan THEE Stallion and like well-seasoned R&B vocals riding on a trap beat (à la H.E.R. and Ella Mai), Summer Walker’s impeccable soul-singing is right up your alley. (Thurs Nov 14, 8:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, all ages, $35-39.50) JENNI MOORE

Hustle and Drone, Karma Rivera, Kileo
It’s been five years since Portland-based electro-pop band Hustle and Drone released its debut full-length album, Holyland. At one point, members Ryan Neighbors and Andy Black thought they’d made major progress on a follow-up effort, with 25 songs written over a two-year period. But when producer Sonny DiPerri heard them, his response—described by the band only as “tough love”—prompted the duo to scrap everything and start over from scratch. This time, their work turned into an actual album, What an Uproar, which finds Hustle and Drone exploring a very moody take on synth and beat-driven electro-pop. Upbeat but not cheerful, catchy but not effusive, What an Uproar is a collection of dark and danceable bummer-songs that befit our times. (Thurs Nov 14, 9 pm, Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, $7) BEN SALMON

Rodney Crowell, Joe Robinson
Among a particular school of songwriters, Rodney Crowell is country music royalty. His place in the Nashville firmament was secured by not only the run of number one singles he scored in 1988-89 (all from his album Diamonds & Dirt), but also his work with Emmylou Harris and lesser known masterpieces like “Voilà, an American Dream” and “Stars on the Water.” With that pedigree, Crowell should be headlining a much bigger venue than the Alberta Rose Theatre. But rather than gripe about that, let’s instead revel in the fact that we’ll get to experience his intimate songs in an appropriately intimate setting. (Thurs Nov 14, 8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, all ages, $35-55) ROBERT HAM

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Death Valley Girls, Crocodiles, Kate Clover
Death Valley Girls creates fuzzed-out, overdriven, guitar-heavy rock ’n’ roll that owes just as much to riot grrrl pioneers like Bikini Kill as to proto-punk icons like the Stooges and Dead Boys. Formed in 2013 by guitarist Larry Schemel and frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden, the LA band has released only a few albums, including their 2014 Burger Records debut, Street Venom, but their new single, “Dream Cleaver,” released this August on Suicide Squeeze, might be their catchiest work yet, proving that their best material is still ahead of them. For proof of their proto-punk credentials, check out their 2018 music video for “Disaster (Is What We’re After),” starring a very bemused-looking Iggy Pop eating a hamburger. (Thurs Nov 14, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $13-15) SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY


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FRI NOV 15

Brother Ali, Evidence
The beauty of hip-hop’s multifaceted evolution over the past couple of decades is that there’s something out there for everyone. If, for example, sing-song pop-hop or slurry Soundcloud rap isn’t your thing, you can dig into artists like Brother Ali and Evidence, two skilled MCs connected to respected indie hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment. Ali is the better known of the two, thanks to a two-decade career built around his thoughtful, soft-spoken style and his social activism. His most recent album All the Beauty in This Whole Life is another banger in an incredibly consistent catalog. Evidence’s sound is more aggressive, both in its lyrical content and its beats. He came up with LA’s Dilated Peoples, one of the giants of the ’90s underground, but he ain’t falling off: His most recent album Weather or Not was one of the best releases of 2018, regardless of genre. (Fri Nov 15, 8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE Cesar E Chavez, all ages, $22-26) BEN SALMON

Amy Rigby
In my dream Coachella-style music festival, Amy Rigby would be the big headliner. She’s certainly got the talent and the tunes to command an audience of thousands. Just give a spin to her spotless 1996 debut album Diary of a Mod Housewife or her equally perfect 2018 release The Old Guys, records that are brimming with chiming power-pop tunes and Rigby’s arch yet sensitive worldview. As it is, Rigby will be bringing her inestimable skills to the much smaller confines of Turn! Turn! Turn! to perform some tunes and read from her recently published memoir Girl to City. (Fri Nov 15, 8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth, $10-12) ROBERT HAM

Sallie Ford, Weezy Ford, Mike Coykendall
Read our record review of Sugarcane by Weezy Ford. (Fri Nov 15, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $20-24)


SAT NOV 16

Sea Caves, Lee and the Bees, Jame Doe
After being nearly finished writing and recording their latest record, founding Sea Caves member Shiloh Halsey fired himself as lead singer, and the group searched for someone new to front the band. Having recently reformed with singer Sydney Rohrs, at the helm, Portland dream-pop five-piece Sea Caves is set to release Across the Water, their follow-up to 2016’s easily likeable Bright Forest. Across the Water (out November 15) comes after two excellent singles, “Dart” and “Birds”—and the rest of the album is just as pleasant. The 10-track project embraces change in spite of the inevitable discomfort that typically accompanies it. (Sat Nov 16, 9 pm, Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, $10) JENNI MOORE

Ulthar, Tithe, Hungers
Oakland’s Ulthar are the musical equivalent of some ethereal being from an H.P. Lovecraft story; a grotesque sin against nature, dripping goo from its unreasonable amount of appendages and eyeballs, handily exposing mankind’s flaws with its ancient knowledge and biological superiority. Ulthar is scathing, ever dissonant, and, depending on which side of the creature you’re hearing, straight death metal, black metal, or even crust. And wouldn’t you know it, upon further research, their lyrical themes are Lovecraft-inspired as well. Sound, meet context. The band formed in 2014, releasing their first full-length Cosmovore last year. Seeing as how this monster is in the early gestation period, you can expect Ulthar to get even stranger and more dangerous. (Sat Nov 16, 9 pm, High Water Mark Lounge, 6800 NE MLK, $12) ARIS HUNTER WALES


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SUN NOV 17

Devon Welsh, Sorry Girls
Devon Welsh’s voice is a little miracle, a consoling gift akin to dawn light streaming through a lover’s window or the smell of rain on hot concrete. It’s hard to describe how a voice like this echoes inside of the listener. It is a presence, not a force. And thank god. There is too much force in the world and not enough presence. There are too few subtle sharpenings of time and space, too few voices like Welsh’s, which seems more poured than pushed, something purified and released back into the world from which it came, where it will dirty itself once again. It is the sound of being alive inside a self that is inside something too huge to comprehend. (Sun Nov 17, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $12-14) CHRIS STAMM

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The 56-year-old Preservation Hall Jazz Band embodies the best of New Orleans’ slightly sloshy French Quarter: the music. A cornerstone of the city’s jazz scene, Preservation Hall’s upbeat, brassy tunes sound plucked from a Frenchmen Street second line procession. So It Is (2017), the septet’s second album containing all-original melodies, infuses the band’s historic jazz tunes with Afro-Cuban beats, adding to Preservation Hall’s magical ability to transform melodies into a layered history of New Orleans. Now the prolific band is touring in support of their new record A Tuba to Cuba, out on November 29. Their recent main-stage set at Pickathon was worthy of all the standing ovations, and their upcoming show, while indoors, should be just as marvelous. (Sun Nov 17, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, all ages, $26-109) ALEX ZIELINSKI

Big Freedia, Low Cut Connie
New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia comes to Portland quite a bit. Most recently, Freedia played a wild, twerk-forward opening set at the Roseland while on her joint tour with fellow NOLA act Tank and the Bangas. Freedia is known for her high-energy live shows, and inviting a bunch of audience members on stage, where they can present their best twerking skills while Freedia hypes them up. Having toured with other contrasting acts like LCD Soundsystem and the Postal Service, Freedia’s current tour with roots rockers Low Cut Connie should come as no surprise. (Sun Nov 17, 8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N Russell, $25-28) JENNI MOORE


TUES NOV 19

Cher, Nile Rogers and Chic
If you were wondering if Cher, now 73, is ever going to stop performing—she’s not. Cher is a goddamn juggernaut of energy, hits, and sass that will outlast the final cockroach crawling on Earth after climate change has burned the rest of us to a crisp. She will rise out of whatever ashes are left, surrounded by sequined flames, looking FABULOUS, and rocketing into the stratosphere singing, “Do you BELIEVE in life after love?” And as she and her gorgeous contralto voice soars, hurtling headlong into space, she’ll still be tweeting sweet shit-talk at Donald Trump, and plotting her fifth comeback (YES, FIFTH—LOOK IT THE FUCK UP) eventually landing in some galaxy far, far away, ready to entertain and delight every person, alien, or thing that is lucky enough to be in her glorious path—just as she has for the past 44 years. Nile Rogers and Chic (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”) are fortunate enough to be sharing this bill (those lucky sons of bitches). (Tues Nov 19, 7:30 pm, Moda Center, 1 N Winning Way, all ages, $27-647) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Liturgy, Truck, U SCO
Like foie gras and Snickers and amusement parks, Liturgy songs are deeply satisfying until the second you’ve had enough, at which point you just want to bail and not think about having a body and brain anymore. This is not a knock on band mastermind Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s boundary-nudging black metal. His compositions mess with the cloistered world of extreme music in rewarding ways, but they can be kind of a lot. Take this not as a warning but as a promise: Liturgy will push you past the line between too much and way too much, and you’ll definitely feel it in the morning. (Tues Nov 19, 9 pm, Twilight Cafe & Bar, 1420 SE Powell, $12) CHRIS STAMM


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WED NOV 20

Julia Jacklin, Christian Lee Hutson
Anyone present at either of Julia Jacklin’s Pickathon performances this past summer (but especially her Treeline Stage set) are keenly aware of the Australian artist’s hypnotic stranglehold on timeless folk songwriting. Her 2019 sophomore record, Crushing, catapulted her into the echelon of Aussies/Kiwis apparently plotting to take over the singer/songwriter world (along with Courtney Barnett, Aldous Harding, and Stella Donnelly, to name a few). “Crushing” is a great descriptor for Jacklin’s easy-breezy pop tunes, too, like the driving, heavy-lidded “Head Alone” or the more raucous “Pressure to Party.” Give her a great welcome back to Oregon tonight in the cozy Aladdin. (Wed Nov 20, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, all ages, $18-22) RYAN J PRADO

Alessandro Cortini
Best known as the keyboard player in Nine Inch Nails and the frontman for electronic-alternative band SONOIO, Alessandro Cortini is coming to shake things up at Holocene. Strangely, Cortini’s solo artistry is almost unheard of, which makes describing why you should see this show harder than normal. Cortini’s an artist who cares about his craft; every note is calculated, but only you can determine how they are deciphered. Attending a Cortini show almost feels intimate, but he is a master of tone and bass, so even when you feel alone, it will warm your soul to know that you aren’t. Get out on the dance floor and get ready to have your mind blown. (Wed Nov 20, 8 pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, $18-20) KATHERINE MORGAN

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CRITIC’S PICK: Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard has more than proven herself as a leader in the retro-soul movement. After two critically acclaimed albums with roots-rock band Alabama Shakes (2012’s Boys & Girls and 2015’s Grammy-winning Sound & Color), singer/songwriter Brittany Howard dropped her solo studio debut Jaime in September. On this new album, Howard has full artistic control and pushes the envelope of soul music with an authentic, modern angle that doesn’t shy away from the vulnerable or political. The stunning record is a testament to Howard’s expert vocal control, and its songs reveal that she’s done her fair share of soul-searching—where do I even start? Lead single “History Repeats” was already exceptional, but the vintage-sounding “Stay High” has become one of my favorite (and most applicable) love songs of 2019. (Howard also recently released a gorgeous video of her performing a stripped-down, acoustic version of the song in a rural New Mexico setting, and it’s a master class in musicianship.) Other highlights include... the entire fucking thing, but especially “He Loves Me,” “Goat Head,” the weary “13th Century Metal,” and “Georgia.” As Howard explained during her recent performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, “Georgia” was written from “the perspective of being a little young Black gay girl having a crush on an older Black girl, and not knowing how to tell her, or what to say or how I was feeling.” The song starts with a sweetly sung chorus that repeats “I just want Georgia to notice me,” and then Howard opens each verse as if she’s addressing a letter to the titular character, crooning the familiar melody of “Georgia on My Mind” for just a moment. Howard’s careful and tender vocalizations beautifully express her feelings of uncertainty during the song’s climax: (“Is it unnatural?/Georgia, is it cool?/I wanna tell you that I love you”); but it’s the exquisite, mounting sound of organ keys and a swelling guitar solo that make the love confession song a full-blown masterpiece. From watching all the videos of her recent live sessions, it’s hard to determine whether Howard and her band sounds better live or recorded, but her upcoming gig at the Roseland will give Portlanders a chance to decide for themselves. (Wed Nov 20, 8 pm, Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th, all ages, $54.50-69.50, w/Georgia Anne Muldrow) JENNI MOORE

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How about some innovation and action on the energy crisis?

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I believe that the real crisis in our base load system has not yet been reached, and the inevitable worst case scenario is to come if the period over the next 10 years is analysed. If we make an assumption (as naive as this may be), and the economy grows over the next 10 years at an average of 3% per annum, then the demand on the installed base load system will grow by 34% by 2015. If the effective available base load now is 40GW, we will need to add some 14GW capacity but that is only on the assumption that the existing fleet of units does not suffer incremental attrition through ageing and hard running that stresses the system over its design limits. 

But let’s look at the equations on the assumption that in this period Medupi and Kusile actually come on line and add 9,6 GW,  and the oldest of the 6-packs now running meet their end of useful life. The net gain would be say 2,5GW capacity. The chances are, over the next 10 years, that more attrition is likely. 

In the event that say 12GW of new base load capacity is needed, this is equivalent to 2,5 new Medupis or 6 Koebergs. We know that SA cannot build Medupis very well – so far double the initial cost and 4 years late with just the first unit. So don’t let’s kid ourselves that we will just hurry up building some new six-pack fossil stations, and the likelihood of 6 Koebergs or the equivalent in nuclear would take a minimum of 12 years for the first unit to be ready. Add to this the dismal record of state planning and financial control, and we can envisage the scale of the challenge ahead. It simply is not possible to quickly correct 20 years of perpetual erroneous thinking and insufficient action. A necessary condition would be the affordability given that SA is currently near junk investment status.

With the commodities market in decline and on which SA has historically depended via foreign investment in mining, we have to realise that unless we jack up manufacturing and are competitive in world trading, we are heading for what could be national bankruptcy. 

The current climate makes us more risk averse than ever. How innovative can we be? Some ideas.

If any funding for another fossil station is ever available, rather re-direct it to providing solar water 
heating and PV panels for every home in SA. Invest in the best PV panel, solar water unit, battery and 
grid inter-connect device factories with the best technologies that can take all low-order water heating 
i.e. hot water geysers out of the base load system, enable the PV panels to work both on-line back-feed to the grid and charging of the batteries complete in a one-stop package with inverters, switching etc. 

Train up Engineer and Technician teams to be able to install, commission and maintain the complete 
system. Do it all on a massive scale with private sector skills and sufficient competitive organisations as was done with the wind and solar farms. The technology must have SABS certification to avoid the 
bandits in it for the quick kill. This will require constructing an attractive long term cost to the user with 
the capital cost being tied to the asset value of the home via a structured debt note that stays with the
home or building. 

The incentives can be seen as the horrific on-going cost of Eskom-provided electrical energy, the stability of the returns that are associated with the mortgage instruments, and a base charge that is offset by lower consumption of high price electricity for low order energy use. 

Who then knows when electric car fever will hit SA? Could we take a leaf out of Elon Musk’s USA initiatives – SolarCity and Tesla, and if possible, license their technology? Tesla has, and is developing, a battery based on their current market leading Lithium-ion  pack design, to be provided to homes together with the solar energy systems, and where the car batteries, once they lose their initial high energy density, can be used for home use. So material sustainability is also achieved.

If a smart South African can go to the USA, invent and build SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity, then come on guys, what are we doing about solving our SA challenges? And ours are not even rocket science which SpaceX certainly is. We tend to spend too much time looking for reasons ideas won’t work and playing the blame game.


          

The “must” country that rarely delivers

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For all the “must” talk in which those in government indulge, very little actually gets actioned. If there have been intentions to make it easier for small business to flourish, then they seem to fall into the category of rhetoric only. I learnt only this week of a new product line that the manufacturer has introduced into some 105 countries over that last five years, and who has stated that SA has been the most difficult, bureaucratic and plainly obstructive of all, as though the intention is to prevent the business from proceeding. And it is one which would enable the self-owned business or entrepreneur to develop and grow with little investment other than time, hard work and focus.

 

We are all tired of reading the usual “speeches” by officials at the interminable conferences and congresses about what we “must” do. Most of it is simply common sense that does not need a Minister to harp on about as though it were new rocket science level discovery. “We must improve our science and maths at schools” stuff as though it was news to us. All interminable talk, little action.

 

Now there are the new entry requirements for potential immigrants and tourists. Ministerial prerogative finds it acceptable to defy the objections from the airline industry, employers seeking specialized skills, tourists and business in general. The vulnerable falling Rand and investment rating downgrades do not encourage foreign skills currently on Dollar, Euro and Pound rates seeking a Rand equivalent in SA to get accepted. It’s too high for local industry.

 

The “reality” dashboard shown last month continues to see the pointers moving further into the red. Is it believable that the policy makers can be so disconnected from the reality of an economy in crisis? The “cleva people” as defined by Zuma are noticeably and more audibly astonished and frustrated by the lack of concern and action. Do they really think that the NDP is going to save the country? Please, Mr Minister of Finance, do answer the question we have been asking for the last 3 years: from whence cometh the R840 billion to do the 18 SIPs projects (in three years - your own claim) and where will the required skilled engineering resources, placed in the right structures at the right time, come from? You will also need to rescue Eskom first.

 

Shortly, a presentation on the most recent exercise on scarce engineering skills will be presented at Ministerial level. It has taken note of years of ineffective action and will make some radical proposals to get skills development moving properly. The SAIMechE input made it evident that candidate phase training needs to be taken seriously by both employers and the SETAs with the SAIMechE providing a facilitating role to enable the collective participation by Candidate, Employer, Mentor and Supervisor focusing on the criteria of the outcomes by which the programme is assessed. Those industries that are the likely participants in the SIPS/NDP will be asked to identify the resource needs at a job specification (not generic) level so that training in those disciplines can be actioned.

 

I would like to ask one question of the Minister of Higher Education. Do the subsidies that are paid to universities for the students in the Faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment get used fully for that purpose, or are they diverted to other “non-engineering” causes?


          

The gathering storm

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Engineering practitioners are feeling the pinch that is engulfing most of the citizens of South Africa. We observe daily the reaction to the rising cost of living, the almost demonic rise in basic expenses that far exceed the published inflation figures. We indulge in the ritual of finding reasons, and it being such an emotional issue, we collectively are failing to rationally respond to finding solutions. Let’s firstly take a look at one of the typical, evident symptoms.

The generation and distribution of electricity must without question be an absolute and necessary condition to enable a country to build a modern economy. A quick review of the history over the last two decades reveals that Eskom did not build any capacity into the system until the load-shedding crisis of 2007-2008 made it blatantly apparent that we were in big trouble. The projections by energy experts and Eskom themselves since 1997 were not heeded by government. It thought it would rely on the emergence of independent power producers and not did listen to the warnings that such players only took part if the investments made sense. Eskom had built many modern 6 pack stations that were considered world class and lead the way with large units, the use of pithead locations and the use of high-ash content coal. Eskom had developed a well versed owner’s team with a top level intellectual memory and capacity that knew about power generation, transmission and distribution. Their model was to design and install stations that did not try to experiment with untested technology and politically dictated management structures. It knew the need for experienced skills.

Fast forward to today. Our now infamous political interference habits are coming home to bite us. Eskom, on top of a few bouts of knockout increases in tariffs, then requires a 16% price adjustment per annum for at least the next five years. The surpluses that had been generated were taken by the new government for other uses instead of providing for a sinking fund. Lovely cash cow. Who worries about the future capitalization? This is then compounded by "removing” the retained intellectual memory and replacing it with an inexperienced owner’s team. This team manages to mess with maintenance as well, so that the reliability of the installed capacity is compromised.

Then the message hits home: we must build two new stations: Medupi and Kusile. We are not that good at estimating, especially as we decide to go for bespoke specifications instead of, under the pressure of the circumstances, relying on the experience of established project structures and know-how. The projected costs of Medupi rise from (well who really knows?) anything from R87 billion to now R105 billion and counting, and the date of first synchronization has moved from 2011 to 2014. The messages from the site are scary: you do not know it all. Be aware, things are bad.

So we connect the dots and what does it reveal? It takes no rocket scientist to figure out root cause. I have never indulged in that horror practice of being politically correct, and whilst I will say this, it is now the almost universal opinion in a noticeable crescendo.

Transformation without education.

If that is not readily apparent, then one should not be surprised at the dangers of a gathering storm.


          

Why engineering must always survive

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One does not have to be a rocket scientist to gather that the world is in trouble of a type not experienced by any previous generation, but I guess that goes for most types of threats that have engulfed society since the dawn of civilization. It is unlikely that we can go back into history to look for solutions other than to believe that certain fundamentals must prevail. One of them must essentially be an application of the laws of preservation of energy where we cannot take out more than we put into a closed system. Pretty basic stuff when associated with thermodynamics and physics lessons, but seemingly quite another matter when it comes to the behavior of society.

The perverse antics of the investment banking community and those that believed in the ever growing value of assets that had no energy (value) actually added to them and the printing of dollars to bail out the losers, has left in its wake what must be no more than a painful correction to comply with the laws of energy. The dangers now posed by the dollar and the USA's debt pile are horrific. When the USA sneezes, then the rest of the world gets a bad cold. We can call this the macro threat to SA because international trade will be affected. Then we go to our local scene and try to evaluate if we can handle this pending debt tsunami only to find we have been playing some bad rule breaking games of our own. Our (new) political dispensation learnt little from the old regime and in fact seemed to find quite a bit attractive about it even if assigned different labels.

World-wide, nations have failed to invest in the appropriate level of infrastructure to keep up with the burgeoning population. It has used up service facilities, minimized maintenance, splurged on quick returns, ignored sustainability, deceived and lied to voters who seem to take a while to realise it. Locally, SA has probably come first in class for messing up education from the ground up (let's play OBE and close the teachers training colleges as well), disposed of its well developed intellectual capital (the best mining skills and artisan training in the world), replaced its ability to manage the infrastructure by providing comfortable salaried positions for its buddies (failed municipal service delivery), reducing food production (handing agricultural assets to those untrained to manage them) amongst others.

Who contributes to the adding of energy as distinct from taking it out? Politicians? Lawyers? Accountants? Social Scientists? Medics? Bureaucrats? Do these add energy or simply move it around and consume it?

If Engineers feel aggrieved at being unemployed then we can affix blame on the way society values creators. How many industries actually take training of engineering resources seriously, and how many managements and HR departments find more value in preserving the company from the liabilities of Engineers over 55 or 60 than in using them to be productive and mentor the younger Engineers? No, rather go out and find those that are employed by others. Steal from Peter to pay Paul. It's easier than training our own, because our neighbour steals them from us anyway. It is a zero sum game and when the tipping point comes, it is too late. There is then little or no critical level energy being added for the other professions to pilfer. To this is add the incompetence of the politicians who are playing expediency games. Currently, with the combination of economic policy, labour policy, employment equity policy, education policy, skills development policy, SA is reaching the point of de-industrialisation and has slipped to a dismal low ranking in the world's mining stakes.

China's faith in its ability to mould markets may derive from the fact that its leaders are mostly Engineers, trained to build from a plan. Eight of nine top party officials come from engineering backgrounds, and the practicality of their profession may help explain why they didn't buy into risky (and Western) financial innovation. These ruling Engineers preside over a system that is highly process oriented and obsesses with performance metrics. In all this mess, what profession can best survive internationally? If someone can identify one other than engineering, then please do.


          

10 of the Best Splurge-Worthy Bordeaux Wines You Can Drink Right Now

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Whether you’re preparing for the holiday season, or your wine journey has brought you to the point of seeking out a “serious” bottle, when the time comes to splurge, look no further than Bordeaux. To some, this might seem daunting. In recent years, prices of wines from the region’s first-growth properties have skyrocketed. But Bordeaux continues to offer fantastic value for money, particularly in the $50 to $100 price bracket.

The article 10 of the Best Splurge-Worthy Bordeaux Wines You Can Drink Right Now appeared first on VinePair.


          

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Runway closure sends airfares skyrocketing: Prices of tickets from big cities to Mumbai shoot up by 45 p - Mumbai Mirror

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Rocket League: Details zu Blueprints und dem Handelssystem

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Psyonix hat vor einigen Wochen bereits angekündigt, dass Lootboxen in „Rocket League“ im Dezember durch Blueprints ersetzt und weitere Änderungen […]

Der Beitrag Rocket League: Details zu Blueprints und dem Handelssystem erschien zuerst auf play3.de - PS5 & PS4 News - Tests, Vorschauen, Videos.


          

Real Python: When to Use a List Comprehension in Python

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Python is famous for allowing you to write code that’s elegant, easy to write, and almost as easy to read as plain English. One of the language’s most distinctive features is the list comprehension, which you can use to create powerful functionality within a single line of code. However, many developers struggle to fully leverage the more advanced features of a list comprehension in Python. Some programmers even use them too much, which can lead to code that’s less efficient and harder to read.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand the full power of Python list comprehensions and how to use their features comfortably. You’ll also gain an understanding of the trade-offs that come with using them so that you can determine when other approaches are more preferable.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

  • Rewrite loops and map() calls as a list comprehension in Python
  • Choose between comprehensions, loops, and map() calls
  • Supercharge your comprehensions with conditional logic
  • Use comprehensions to replace filter()
  • Profile your code to solve performance questions

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How to Create Lists in Python

There are a few different ways you can create lists in Python. To better understand the trade-offs of using a list comprehension in Python, let’s first see how to create lists with these approaches.

Using for Loops

The most common type of loop is the for loop. You can use a for loop to create a list of elements in three steps:

  1. Instantiate an empty list.
  2. Loop over an iterable or range of elements.
  3. Append each element to the end of the list.

If you want to create a list containing the first ten perfect squares, then you can complete these steps in three lines of code:

>>>
>>> squares = []
>>> for i in range(10):
...     squares.append(i * i)
>>> squares
[0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81]

Here, you instantiate an empty list, squares. Then, you use a for loop to iterate over range(10). Finally, you multiply each number by itself and append the result to the end of the list.

Using map() Objects

map() provides an alternative approach that’s based in functional programming. You pass in a function and an iterable, and map() will create an object. This object contains the output you would get from running each iterable element through the supplied function.

As an example, consider a situation in which you need to calculate the price after tax for a list of transactions:

>>>
>>> txns = [1.09, 23.56, 57.84, 4.56, 6.78]
>>> TAX_RATE = .08
>>> def get_price_with_tax(txn):
...     return txn * (1 + TAX_RATE)
>>> final_prices = map(get_price_with_tax, txns)
>>> list(final_prices)
[1.1772000000000002, 25.4448, 62.467200000000005, 4.9248, 7.322400000000001]

Here, you have an iterable txns and a function get_price_with_tax(). You pass both of these arguments to map(), and store the resulting object in final_prices. You can easily convert this map object into a list using list().

Using List Comprehensions

List comprehensions are a third way of making lists. With this elegant approach, you could rewrite the for loop from the first example in just a single line of code:

>>>
>>> squares = [i * i for i in range(10)]
>>> squares
[0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81]

Rather than creating an empty list and adding each element to the end, you simply define the list and its contents at the same time by following this format:

>>>
new_list = [expression for member in iterable]

Every list comprehension in Python includes three elements:

  1. expression is the member itself, a call to a method, or any other valid expression that returns a value. In the example above, the expression i * i is the square of the member value.
  2. member is the object or value in the list or iterable. In the example above, the member value is i.
  3. iterable is a list, set, sequence, generator, or any other object that can return its elements one at a time. In the example above, the iterable is range(10).

Because the expression requirement is so flexible, a list comprehension in Python works well in many places where you would use map(). You can rewrite the pricing example with its own list comprehension:

>>>
>>> txns = [1.09, 23.56, 57.84, 4.56, 6.78]
>>> TAX_RATE = .08
>>> def get_price_with_tax(txn):
...     return txn * (1 + TAX_RATE)
>>> final_prices = [get_price_with_tax(i) for i in txns]
>>> final_prices
[1.1772000000000002, 25.4448, 62.467200000000005, 4.9248, 7.322400000000001]

The only distinction between this implementation and map() is that the list comprehension in Python returns a list, not a map object.

Benefits of Using List Comprehensions

List comprehensions are often described as being more Pythonic than loops or map(). But rather than blindly accepting that assessment, it’s worth it to understand the benefits of using a list comprehension in Python when compared to the alternatives. Later on, you’ll learn about a few scenarios where the alternatives are a better choice.

One main benefit of using a list comprehension in Python is that it’s a single tool that you can use in many different situations. In addition to standard list creation, list comprehensions can also be used for mapping and filtering. You don’t have to use a different approach for each scenario.

This is the main reason why list comprehensions are considered Pythonic, as Python embraces simple, powerful tools that you can use in a wide variety of situations. As an added side benefit, whenever you use a list comprehension in Python, you won’t need to remember the proper order of arguments like you would when you call map().

List comprehensions are also more declarative than loops, which means they’re easier to read and understand. Loops require you to focus on how the list is created. You have to manually create an empty list, loop over the elements, and add each of them to the end of the list. With a list comprehension in Python, you can instead focus on what you want to go in the list and trust that Python will take care of how the list construction takes place.

How to Supercharge Your Comprehensions

In order to understand the full value that list comprehensions can provide, it’s helpful to understand their range of possible functionality. You’ll also want to understand the changes that are coming to the list comprehension in Python 3.8.

Using Conditional Logic

Earlier, you saw this formula for how to create list comprehensions:

>>>
new_list = [expression for member in iterable]

While this formula is accurate, it’s also a bit incomplete. A more complete description of the comprehension formula adds support for optional conditionals. The most common way to add conditional logic to a list comprehension is to add a conditional to the end of the expression:

>>>
new_list = [expression for member in iterable (if conditional)]

Here, your conditional statement comes just before the closing bracket.

Conditionals are important because they allow list comprehensions to filter out unwanted values, which would normally require a call to filter():

>>>
>>> sentence = 'the rocket came back from mars'
>>> vowels = [i for i in sentence if i in 'aeiou']
>>> vowels
['e', 'o', 'e', 'a', 'e', 'a', 'o', 'a']

In this code block, the conditional statement filters out any characters in sentence that aren’t a vowel.

The conditional can test any valid expression. If you need a more complex filter, then you can even move the conditional logic to a separate function:

>>>
>>> sentence = 'The rocket, who was named Ted, came back \
... from Mars because he missed his friends.'
>>> def is_consonant(letter):
...     vowels = 'aeiou'
...     return letter.isalpha() and letter.lower() not in vowels
>>> consonants = [i for i in sentence if is_consonant(i)]
['T', 'h', 'r', 'c', 'k', 't', 'w', 'h', 'w', 's', 'n', 'm', 'd', \
'T', 'd', 'c', 'm', 'b', 'c', 'k', 'f', 'r', 'm', 'M', 'r', 's', 'b', \
'c', 's', 'h', 'm', 's', 's', 'd', 'h', 's', 'f', 'r', 'n', 'd', 's']

Here, you create a complex filter is_consonant() and pass this function as the conditional statement for your list comprehension. Note that the member value i is also passed as an argument to your function.

You can place the conditional at the end of the statement for simple filtering, but what if you want to change a member value instead of filtering it out? In this case, it’s useful to place the conditional near the beginning of the expression:

>>>
new_list = [expression (if conditional) for member in iterable]

With this formula, you can use conditional logic to select from multiple possible output options. For example, if you have a list of prices, then you may want to replace negative prices with 0 and leave the positive values unchanged:

>>>
>>> original_prices = [1.25, -9.45, 10.22, 3.78, -5.92, 1.16]
>>> prices = [i if i > 0 else 0 for i in original_prices]
>>> prices
[1.25, 0, 10.22, 3.78, 0, 1.16]

Here, your expression i contains a conditional statement, if i > 0 else 0. This tells Python to output the value of i if the number is positive, but to change i to 0 if the number is negative. If this seems overwhelming, then it may be helpful to view the conditional logic as its own function:

>>>
>>> def get_price(price):
...     return price if price > 0 else 0
>>> prices = [get_price(i) for i in original_prices]
>>> prices
[1.25, 0, 10.22, 3.78, 0, 1.16]

Now, your conditional statement is contained within get_price(), and you can use it as part of your list comprehension expression.

Using Set and Dictionary Comprehensions

While the list comprehension in Python is a common tool, you can also create set and dictionary comprehensions. A set comprehension is almost exactly the same as a list comprehension in Python. The difference is that set comprehensions make sure the output contains no duplicates. You can create a set comprehension by using curly braces instead of brackets:

>>>
>>> quote = "life, uh, finds a way"
>>> unique_vowels = {i for i in quote if i in 'aeiou'}
>>> unique_vowels
{'a', 'e', 'u', 'i'}

Your set comprehension outputs all the unique vowels it found in quote. Unlike lists, sets don’t guarantee that items will be saved in any particular order. This is why the first member of the set is a, even though the first vowel in quote is i.

Dictionary comprehensions are similar, with the additional requirement of defining a key:

>>>
>>> squares = {i: i * i for i in range(10)}
>>> squares
{0: 0, 1: 1, 2: 4, 3: 9, 4: 16, 5: 25, 6: 36, 7: 49, 8: 64, 9: 81}

To create the squares dictionary, you use curly braces ({}) as well as a key-value pair (i: i * i) in your expression.

Using the Walrus Operator

Python 3.8 will introduce the assignment expression, also known as the walrus operator. To understand how you can use it, consider the following example.

Say you need to make ten requests to an API that will return temperature data. You only want to return results that are greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Assume that each request will return different data. In this case, there’s no way to use a list comprehension in Python to solve the problem. The formula expression for member in iterable (if conditional) provides no way for the conditional to assign data to a variable that the expression can access.

The walrus operator solves this problem. It allows you to run an expression while simultaneously assigning the output value to a variable. The following example shows how this is possible, using get_weather_data() to generate fake weather data:

>>>
>>> import random
>>> def get_weather_data():
...     return random.randrange(90, 110)
>>> hot_temps = [temp for _ in range(20) if (temp := get_weather_data()) >= 100]
>>> hot_temperatures
[107, 102, 109, 104, 107, 109, 108, 101, 104]

You won’t often need to use the assignment expression inside of a list comprehension in Python, but it’s a useful tool to have at your disposal when necessary.

When Not to Use a List Comprehension in Python

List comprehensions are useful and can help you write elegant code that’s easy to read and debug, but they’re not the right choice for all circumstances. They might make your code run more slowly or use more memory. If your code is less performant or harder to understand, then it’s probably better to choose an alternative.

Watch Out for Nested Comprehensions

Comprehensions can be nested to create combinations of lists, dictionaries, and sets within a collection. For example, say a climate laboratory is tracking the high temperature in five different cities for the first week of June. The perfect data structure for storing this data could be a Python list comprehension nested within a dictionary comprehension:

>>>
>>> cities = ['Austin', 'Tacoma', 'Topeka', 'Sacramento', 'Charlotte']
>>> temps = {city: [0 for _ in range(7)] for city in cities}
>>> temps
{
    'Austin': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
    'Tacoma': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
    'Topeka': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
    'Sacramento': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
    'Charlotte': [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
}

You create the outer collection temps with a dictionary comprehension. The expression is a key-value pair, which contains yet another comprehension. This code will quickly generate a list of data for each city in cities.

Nested lists are a common way to create matrices, which are often used for mathematical purposes. Take a look at the code block below:

>>>
>>> matrix = [[i for i in range(5)] for _ in range(6)]
>>> matrix
[
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4],
    [0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
]

The outer list comprehension [... for _ in range(6)] creates six rows, while the inner list comprehension [i for i in range(5)] fills each of these rows with values.

So far, the purpose of each nested comprehension is pretty intuitive. However, there are other situations, such as flattening nested lists, where the logic arguably makes your code more confusing. Take this example, which uses a nested list comprehension to flatten a matrix:

>>>
matrix = [
...     [0, 0, 0],
...     [1, 1, 1],
...     [2, 2, 2],
... ]
>>> flat = [num for row in matrix for num in row]
>>> flat
[0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2]

The code to flatten the matrix is concise, but it may not be so intuitive to understand how it works. On the other hand, if you were to use for loops to flatten the same matrix, then your code will be much more straightforward:

>>>
>>> matrix = [
...     [0, 0, 0],
...     [1, 1, 1],
...     [2, 2, 2],
... ]
>>> flat = []
>>> for row in matrix:
...     for num in row:
...         flat.append(num)
...
>>> flat
[0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2]

Now you can see that the code traverses one row of the matrix at a time, pulling out all the elements in that row before moving on to the next one.

While the single-line nested list comprehension might seem more Pythonic, what’s most important is to write code that your team can easily understand and modify. When you choose your approach, you’ll have to make a judgment call based on whether you think the comprehension helps or hurts readability.

Choose Generators for Large Datasets

A list comprehension in Python works by loading the entire output list into memory. For small or even medium-sized lists, this is generally fine. If you want to sum the squares of the first one-thousand integers, then a list comprehension will solve this problem admirably:

>>>
>>> sum([i * i for i in range(1000)])
332833500

But what if you wanted to sum the squares of the first billion integers? If you tried then on your machine, then you may notice that your computer becomes non-responsive. That’s because Python is trying to create a list with one billion integers, which consumes more memory than your computer would like. Your computer may not have the resources it needs to generate an enormous list and store it in memory. If you try to do it anyway, then your machine could slow down or even crash.

When the size of a list becomes problematic, it’s often helpful to use a generator instead of a list comprehension in Python. A generator doesn’t create a single, large data structure in memory, but instead returns an iterable. Your code can ask for the next value from the iterable as many times as necessary or until you’ve reached the end of your sequence, while only storing a single value at a time.

If you were to sum the first billion squares with a generator, then your program will likely run for a while, but it shouldn’t cause your computer to freeze. The example below uses a generator:

>>>
>>> sum(i * i for i in range(1000000000))
333333332833333333500000000

You can tell this is a generator because the expression isn’t surrounded by brackets or curly braces. Optionally, generators can be surrounded by parentheses.

The example above still requires a lot of work, but it performs the operations lazily. Because of lazy evaluation, values are only calculated when they’re explicitly requested. After the generator yields a value (for example, 567 * 567), it can add that value to the running sum, then discard that value and generate the next value (568 * 568). When the sum function requests the next value, the cycle starts over. This process keeps the memory footprint small.

map() also operates lazily, meaning memory won’t be an issue if you choose to use it in this case:

>>>
>>> sum(map(lambda i: i*i, range(1000000000)))
333333332833333333500000000

It’s up to you whether you prefer the generator expression or map().

Profile to Optimize Performance

So, which approach is faster? Should you use list comprehensions or one of their alternatives? Rather than adhere to a single rule that’s true in all cases, it’s more useful to ask yourself whether or not performance matters in your specific circumstance. If not, then it’s usually best to choose whatever approach leads to the cleanest code!

If you’re in a scenario where performance is important, then it’s typically best to profile different approaches and listen to the data. timeit is a useful library for timing how long it takes chunks of code to run. You can use timeit to compare the runtime of map(), for loops, and list comprehensions:

>>>
>>> import random
>>> import timeit
>>> TAX_RATE = .08
>>> txns = [random.randrange(100) for _ in range(100000)]
>>> def get_price(txn):
...     return txn * (1 + TAX_RATE)
...
>>> def get_prices_with_map():
...     return list(map(get_price, txns))
...
>>> def get_prices_with_comprehension():
...     return [get_price(txn) for txn in txns]
...
>>> def get_prices_with_loop():
...     prices = []
...     for txn in txns:
...         prices.append(get_price(txn))
...     return prices
...
>>> timeit.timeit(get_prices_with_map, number=100)
2.0554370979998566
>>> timeit.timeit(get_prices_with_comprehension, number=100)
2.3982384680002724
>>> timeit.timeit(get_prices_with_loop, number=100)
3.0531821520007725

Here, you define three methods that each use a different approach for creating a list. Then, you tell timeit to run each of those functions 100 times each. timeit returns the total time it took to run those 100 executions.

As the code demonstrates, the biggest difference is between the loop-based approach and map(), with the loop taking 50% longer to execute. Whether or not this matters depends on the needs of your application.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to use a list comprehension in Python to accomplish complex tasks without making your code overly complicated.

Now you can:

  • Simplify loops and map() calls with declarative list comprehensions
  • Supercharge your comprehensions with conditional logic
  • Create set and dictionary comprehensions
  • Determine when code clarity or performance dictates an alternative approach

Whenever you have to choose a list creation method, try multiple implementations and consider what’s easiest to read and understand in your specific scenario. If performance is important, then you can use profiling tools to give you actionable data instead of relying on hunches or guesses about what works the best.

Remember that while Python list comprehensions get a lot of attention, your intuition and ability to use data when it counts will help you write clean code that serves the task at hand. This, ultimately, is the key to making your code Pythonic!


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Netflix is bringing Stranger Things skins to Fortnite, Rocket League - CNET

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HOW TO GET SHINY SHADOW POKÉMON IN POKÉMON GO (Team GO Rocket Leaders!)

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50th Anniversary Special – An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #224 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 2 – One Priceless Moment

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Top 10; 2018

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10 favorites, alphabetical order, with 10 more faves in the notes (as suggested double features that may only make sense to me).

Also Liked:
BLOCKERS (Cannon), THE COMMUTER (Collet-Serra), GAME NIGHT (Daley & Goldstein), IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (Jenkins), LET THE CORPSES TAN (Cattet & Forzani), READY PLAYER ONE (Spielberg), SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Persichetti, Ramsey & Rothman), UPGRADE (Whannell)

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Whatever:
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Russo Brothers), BUMBLEBEE (Knight), THE FAVOURITE (Lanthimos), MANDY (Cosmatos), A QUIET PLACE (Krasinski), REVENGE (Fargeat), ROMA (Cuarón), SUSPIRIA (Guadagnino), THOROUGHBREDS (Finley), VICE (McKay), ZAMA (Martel)

Still To See:
Cold War, Foxtrot, Happy As Lazzaro, Lean On Pete, Let The Sunshine In, The Other Side of the Wind, Paddington 2, Private Life, Shoplifters

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Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1144401 Job Views: 21 Location: HAMPTON, Virginia, United States ZIP Code: 23666 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (13M)

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13M Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Job ID: 1141220 Job Views: 20 Location: WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, United States ZIP Code: 27103 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description As a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember, you play a vital role in maintaining "the rocket's red glare." The MLRS is a highly specialized system, using different pieces of equipment, and is operated by a team of professionals. Depending on your role, you will establish, maintain, and operate MLRS equipment to support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat. Job Duties * Drive and maintain the self-propelled launch vehicles * Reload ammunition and resupply vehicles * Test and maintain the fire control systems * Mount radio sets and communication systems in all vehicles Helpful Skills * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask In this role, you will learn vital skills applicable in any civilian career: skills such as teamwork, discipline, strategic thinking, and leadership. You will also learn to use various computer systems used to calculate target locations and in communications. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for the Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember begins with 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills. Then, you'll attend Advanced Individual Training for four weeks to learn specifics of your chosen specialty. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in a field environment. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

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14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator Job ID: 1137970 Job Views: 21 Location: PALM COAST, Florida, United States ZIP Code: 32164 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties * Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments * Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units * Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems * Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority * Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat * Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters * Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) * Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components * Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment * Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations * Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills * Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail * Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems * Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations * Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments * Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1141064 Job Views: 20 Location: HIGH POINT, North Carolina, United States ZIP Code: 27264 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1137964 Job Views: 21 Location: OCALA, Florida, United States ZIP Code: 34471 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1139655 Job Views: 21 Location: FALL RIVER, Massachusetts, United States ZIP Code: 02724 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Ammunition Specialist (89B)

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89B Ammunition Specialist Job ID: 1138007 Job Views: 28 Location: PINELLAS PARK, Florida, United States ZIP Code: 33782 Job Category: Munitions Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Firearms and other projectile weapons are only as good as the ammunition that goes in them. That makes the storage and distribution of ammunition - all ammunition - an undertaking of paramount importance. As the Ammunition Specialist, you'll ensure this vital job is done correctly through precise handling, storage, and documentation of ordnance. The primary responsibility of an Army National Guard Ammunition Specialist is to ensure the proper receipt, storage, documentation, and issuance of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and related items. These duties may include the inspection, modification, and demilitarization of various munitions. You will also learn how to maintain nuclear weapons, and how to handle, test, and maintain missiles and rockets. Job Duties * Operate computer hardware and software/utilities or keep manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures * Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures * Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications * Explosives demolition operations * Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems Helpful Skills * Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry * Ability to communicate effectively * Interest in planning and organizing * Work calmly under stress Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Ammunition Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, as well as seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (13M)

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13M Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Job ID: 1144144 Job Views: 23 Location: WICHITA FALLS, Texas, United States ZIP Code: 76302 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description As a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember, you play a vital role in maintaining "the rocket's red glare." The MLRS is a highly specialized system, using different pieces of equipment, and is operated by a team of professionals. Depending on your role, you will establish, maintain, and operate MLRS equipment to support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat. Job Duties * Drive and maintain the self-propelled launch vehicles * Reload ammunition and resupply vehicles * Test and maintain the fire control systems * Mount radio sets and communication systems in all vehicles Helpful Skills * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask In this role, you will learn vital skills applicable in any civilian career: skills such as teamwork, discipline, strategic thinking, and leadership. You will also learn to use various computer systems used to calculate target locations and in communications. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for the Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember begins with 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills. Then, you'll attend Advanced Individual Training for four weeks to learn specifics of your chosen specialty. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in a field environment. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1145226 Job Views: 19 Location: CHEYENNE, Wyoming, United States ZIP Code: 82009 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Various Artists – NOW! That’s What I Call Melodic Rock 1 + 2 , 2018

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Year: 2018
Style: Melodic Rock Hard Rock, Glam Metal
Country: All

Vol. 1
01 Airkraft: Heaven
02 Steve Lukather: Swear Your Love
03 Palace: Man Behind The Gun
04 BST: She Doesn't Love You Anymore
05 Eclipse: A Bitter Taste
06 Boulevard: Crazy Life
07 Heartbreak Radio: Only You
08 Work Of Art: Piece Of Mind
09 Tommy Shaw: No Such Thing
10 Moonland: Open Your Heart
11 Degreed: Coming Home
12 The Night Flight Orchestra: Josephine
13 FM: Other Side Of Midnight
14 LeBrock: Call Me
15 Lava: You've Taken My Heart Away
16 Lionville: All This Time
01 Rio: Pay For Love
02 All 41: Cyanide
03 Walk On Fire: Crime Of Loving You
04 Dallas: Open Your Heart
05 Halo: Skyrocket
06 Read more: Various Artists – NOW! That’s What I Call Melodic Rock 1 + 2 , 2018

          

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Some Boys Never Learn and Kevin Is No Exception-caught Smoking Again!

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Old Men Are Such Lookyloo's Lol Leave Us Alone Troll. At Least Thats What They Say to Me.

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I Played With This Pretty Regularly. He Was a College Student At a Nearby Community College. He Used to Swing by and Let Me Suck Him Off. I Never Knew That He Was Down to Fuck. I Just Never Asked Until Today and He Even Let Me Film It. What a Keeper!

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Daddy hunts at the local woods

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Daddy Goes Hunting In the Local Woods, and Finds a Young Man. Both Them Enjoy Sucing Each Others Dicks, Before Daddy Gets Fucked

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2 Bois to play with

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Well of Course 1 Is Fun but 2 Is Just Horny... While One Gets Teased the Other Has to Imagine Whats Going on and While the Other Is Used the Other Has to Dream. 2 Kinky Boi`s Visit In Edinburgh for a Session of Edging, Electro, Chasity, Fucking and Toys

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Two Latino Men Have Bareback Sex Part 102

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Two Latino Men Have Bareback Sex Part 104

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Banged out Kunt

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Getting Fucked Before We Go to the Castro Street Fair. Next Time We'll Have a Third Guy to Tag Team Me With.

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Dicking to Remember

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After an incredible weekend together, Jacob Hansen is already missing boyfriend, Shane Cook, and his beer can thick dick on their way to the airport. Fortunately, Shane laid it down like an ass smashing, action hero before saying goodbye, giving Jacob an extra large, uncut, man fucking that left his hot, little hole more than satisfied, and, filled with cum.... util next time. Saying goodbye never felt so good!

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A Taste of Taylor

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Puerto Rican twink pounder, Ashton Summers saunters into his place with Taylor Coleman, from 8teenboy.com on his back, in this crossover cock connection. Coleman confesses hes been craving Ashton for ages, and immediately tears the swarthy sex gods clothes off, to get at that thick, Puerto Rican dick. Anxious to please, Taylor strains his young throat, gagging down every girthy inch of groin Ashtons got. Summers helps him achieve his deep throat dreams with a masculine hand at the back of his head. The eager cock sucker smacks himself in the face with the fat phallus; then, Summers spins him around, cracks him on the can, and laps at the lads lusty hole. He spits, spanks and thumbs the twinks tight little button. Then, he destroys the dudes dick hungry hole with a punishing, hammer hipped, balls to butt, banging! Colemans whimpers for more are muffled as he smashes his pretty face into the mattress, and takes it like a champ. Completely connected, Summers swats the guys seat, and Taylor takes the hint to turn over; then, he takes another brutal beating on his back. Watching Ashton annihilate his ass turns Taylor up a notch, and he jacks that cock of his to an explosive climax that completely covers his smooth torso. Ashton pumps more dick into the dude, then launches a king sized load all over his bottoms twitching, twink hole. Then, he slides the prize deep inside with his cum covered cock.

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Interesting farting session

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Lying There Feeling Like a Real Slut Under the Influence of Some Molly and G. Then I Remembered Some of You Guys Requested More Farting Videos. so I Made It! I Was Loosened Up Already, and Know Exactly What Position to Take With the Right Dildo! (colossus) This Session Was...

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This Was Somewhat In the Beginning of Last Night 5 Hour Solo Session. Spreading My Legs and Ass Wide for You, Warming It Up for the Long Session to Come, Not to Mention All the Toys I Brought With Me!

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Paul Jackson shaving smooth

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Uk Exhib Paul Made Me This Vid Shaving His Crotch and Hole Smooth. At the End He Shows His Well Used Hole Ans U See Precum Leaking as He Got so Excited.

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Jocks n socks Part 3

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Nice N Deep In His Arse I Was Just Where My Dick Belongs. I Just Enjoy Fucking Him and Seeing Him In Those Jocks and Socks Is a Perfect Combo

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3 rounds of dick Part 2

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This Top Was so Aggressive and Must Extremely Dominant With This Bottom He Just Love His Cunt Loved How Deep He Got Inside His Amazing Hole. Was so Good for Me to Film This and Wanking Same Time as I Am Watching Him Pound His Ass Whilst I Wait for My Turn Again

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Bait Dylan Knight Bait Scott Riley

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'This scene is a departure from the standard BaitBuddies formula. Caruso sometimes gets messages and photos from guys who send them through the site. They are mostly about their own experiences with straight dudes or their fantasies. He recently received one of these messages from a member who really had the hots for bait boy Scott Riley and wanted to see him with Dylan Knight, a popular porn star he was also crazy about. Caruso just happened to be in a casting situation recently that created this opportunity to do something a little different by fulfilling a member fantasy. He made a call to Dylan who happens to be a buddy of his and who always wanted to be a bait boy. But it was tough to cast him because he's mostly a top and straight guys normally don't get fucked on the first go around. Being buddies with Caruso, Dylan had already seen many of the videos on BaitBuddies.com and when Caruso asked him if he would like to fuck Scott Riley, he said ''best ass I think I've ever seen''. So, he detoured from his travel plans over to Ft Lauderdale to make it happen. When Scott heard about Dylan doing the scene, he was thrilled and couldn't wait to get that fat 9'' cock up his tight hole. The boys are hot, the sex is hotter. Be sure not to miss a great 'After the Shoot' interview in the shower. And, read this week's newsletter to get the behind the scenes story about why this video came to be made.

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Straight Caleb Troy Bait Mark Winters

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'It has been quite the trip since his first visit to BaitBuddies.com when Caleb, the big, hunky, long distance trucker, declared himself straight. This handsome, muscular dude with the tattoos and 8'' cock who proclaimed that ''I'll try anything twice'', fucked and sucked his first guy ever here and then returned to us a second time to get his anal cherry busted. By the third time, this manly dude who told us that he had two girls he fucked at every stop on his truck route, returned with his new adorable boy toy, Mark, who he met at one of the distribution centers he loads up at. Yeah, Caleb drove him in his truck through several states to reach Bait Buddies in Florida, and said they carried out a plan to fuck all the way down, at least once in each state and that it was much better than the pussy he was getting. Then they sucked and fucked in front of the camera for you guys and it was super hot! Check out their prior video and watch it all happen. Anyway, boy toy Mark loves getting fucked by a real man like Caleb who's bigger than him in every way, and then makes sure he cleans every drop up with his mouth. Well, they both had such a great time, not to mention the money they both made, that as soon as Caleb had the opportunity to make another run to Florida, he called Caruso and asked if he could bring Mark along for a second video. Of course he could, but Caruso wanted to know what he was going to add to this video, what would he be willing to do that he didn't do last time. His answer ''Mark will fuck me''. Caruso inquired and found out that the only other time Caleb was fucked was at BaitBuddies.com in his prior video. Caleb said that he tried a few times with Mark, but they were never totally successful. He assured Caruso that he'd be able to do it on camera by the time they arrived in Florida. Now you need to watch for certain things in this video. First, even though Caleb can't yet admit it, it looks like he's really falling for Mark, and you'll again see how Mark worships Caleb and his body and is totally in lust with him. As Caleb is fucking Mark, you can see Mark wanting to kiss him, but for some reason it never happens during the fucking itself. Also, make sure you pay attention to how Caleb handles Mark, he's very possessive, but very loving with him and it's extremely hot to see Caleb's big, manly hands and forearms as he touches and strokes Mark's tight, sexy, boyish body and cock. There are some really great parts of of this scene, like the long 69 session and Mark pounding Caleb's mostly virgin hole until he can't hold back and shoots onto Caleb's flat, sexy belly. When it's Caleb's turn to get off, he tells Mark ''get ready, I'm going to cum in your mouth'' - and he sure does, then feeds the rest to his boy right from his cummy fingers. Load delivered!

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Alex James and Princeton Price

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Alex James has a big build for a man and his dick is no different. Princeton Price can't wait to get his mouth around his meaty cock and once they lie down on the bed it doesn't take him long to begin sucking on every inch of that big dick. Alex kicks back and enjoys the servicing by one of our best. Alex utilizes that sweet tender mouth as he face fucks him in different positions around the bed. Princeton is ready and has got Alex's cock rock hard. Princeton tells him to fuck him and so Alex bends shis sweet tight hole over the bed and he pushes his fat cock into him making him squirm with pain and delight. Alex does not take it easy on him as he pushes his thick meat into him. Princeton takes it like a champ as he moans and groans with the pain of pleasure. Alex flips him onto his back where he continues to fuck him while Princeton strokes his dick building up his warm load. Alex slides his cock out and Princeton blasts his load all over himself as Alex strokes his wet creamy nut out and all over Princeton's cum filled chest.

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Sexual tension

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No lines. No set-up. No words spoken between Quin Quire and Jackson Cooper. Just their natural lust for each other on full display, as these two hot bodies collide. Quin's insatiable desire for Jackson's cock is only matched by Jackson's desire to feed it to him, and so the two make a perfectly matched pair. There's not much more to say, so let's all just watch the fireworks.

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Czech Hunter 469

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This was my lucky day. I chose wrong hunting grounds at first, the area was nice but way too calm. It took a while before I met my guy. He was really interesting. This cute blond dude came to Prague because of Pride Parade. He was really into the stuff but mainly for moral and historical reasons. He was also an aspiring businessman... well, he had plans but lacked capital. I could help him with that, so we made a little dirty deal. He was no slut but was obviously interested and curious. My cock was a bit bigger than he expected but he managed quite well. I received one of the best blowjobs ever from him. Then I focused on his adorable clean shaved ass. It was nicely tight, and the guy knew how to handle a cock. Maybe he was a bit disappointed in the end, but my main goal was to satisfy me and not him.

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Needed my services

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This Guy Hit Me Up Said Had Just Recently Broke Up With His Girlfriend and Was Very Horny and Needed to Get Some Head. He Moaned and Groaned and Was In Heaven as Serviced His Bbc.

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Numero 95

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This week, a stunning Latino stud asks our lucky cameraman to shoot him fucking his boyfriend on his eighteenth birthday for the very first time. The handsome guy shoves his cock in his boyfriends virgin hole and then jerks him to orgasm, taking a hot load of leche on his face!

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'With beads of sweat across their chests, things are heating up with Woody Fox and Johnny V in the sauna. Pulling the towel off his hairy, muscled body, Woody Fox reveals his enormous, throbbing boner. Eager to show himself off, ginger-haired muscle man Johnny V reveals his own enormous manhood as he leans over to swallow Woody's cock.

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This week we introduce you two new faces at PeterFever, Thai muscle stud Travis Yukarin and cute Filipino twink Gavin Winters. Gavin's car needed a tune up, so he took it to Travis's garage to check it out. Travis was shirtless, sexy body exposed with his pants down just enough to see a jockstrap on his sexy ass. Soon the pair make out by the car, and Gavin pulls down Travis pants to get a taste of his sweaty dick. After some sucking, Travis licks Gavin's delicious little hole, lubing it up before sticking his raw dick inside. What follows is a no hold bars sweaty fuck that's not to be missed! Taking it doggy and then moving inside the car to take that muscle cock for a raw ride, Gavin shows off his immense talent as a bottom taking it in the tight position. That's not the only thing he takes though, as Travis blows his huge cum load all over Gavin's cute, thirsty mouth.

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Malakai Takes A Load In His Ass Part 2

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Malakai is back on his knees waiting for more dick. This visitor makes sure we don't even catch a glimpse of what he looks like as he shows up in his hoodie. He can barely get to the glory hole as he quickly unbuttions his jeans and reveals a nice piece of throbbing meat. Malakai waste no time as he takes his visitors dick balls deep. This has to be the best blowjob the visitor has ever had because his tight ass flexes as he moves as close as he can to feed Malakai as much of his rod as he can. Malakai recognizes just how hard the visitor is as he continues to swallow his cock and massage his balls. The visitor moans in extacy as Malakai plays with his own cock and ass thru his sweat pants. Just as we think the visitor is about to cum, Malakai lubes his ass up and gets ready for the ride of his life. As the visitor thrust his big dick thru the hole and deep inside Malakai's hole, they each moan in pleasure. After some intense fucking, the feeling proves to be too much for the visitor as he shoots his huge load deep in Malakai's ass as it spews out of his hole and drips down his leg. Malakai drops to his knees because he has to have one more taste of the visitors cock before he leaves. As the visitor zips up and leaves, Malakai jerks his beautiful cock until he shoots his creamy load all over the floor. Another one down, he says.

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Malakai Takes A Load In His Ass Part 1

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Malakai is back on his knees waiting for more dick. This visitor makes sure we don't even catch a glimpse of what he looks like as he shows up in his hoodie. He can barely get to the glory hole as he quickly unbuttions his jeans and reveals a nice piece of throbbing meat. Malakai waste no time as he takes his visitors dick balls deep. This has to be the best blowjob the visitor has ever had because his tight ass flexes as he moves as close as he can to feed Malakai as much of his rod as he can. Malakai recognizes just how hard the visitor is as he continues to swallow his cock and massage his balls. The visitor moans in extacy as Malakai plays with his own cock and ass thru his sweat pants. Just as we think the visitor is about to cum, Malakai lubes his ass up and gets ready for the ride of his life. As the visitor thrust his big dick thru the hole and deep inside Malakai's hole, they each moan in pleasure. After some intense fucking, the feeling proves to be too much for the visitor as he shoots his huge load deep in Malakai's ass as it spews out of his hole and drips down his leg. Malakai drops to his knees because he has to have one more taste of the visitors cock before he leaves. As the visitor zips up and leaves, Malakai jerks his beautiful cock until he shoots his creamy load all over the floor. Another one down, he says.

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Zander Lane Fucking Timothy Raw Part 2

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Zander Lane and Timothy Drake enjoy each others mouth for a while, making out and kissing before they use those mouths on one anothers cock next! Timothy goes down on Zander first, his lips tight around Zanders cock as he sucks him until hes hard as fuck. Of course Zander cant think of anything better than using that freshly sucked prick to fuck Timothy raw, spreading Timothys legs apart and entering him until hes deep inside.

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Zander Lane Fucking Timothy Raw Part 1

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Zander Lane and Timothy Drake enjoy each others mouth for a while, making out and kissing before they use those mouths on one anothers cock next! Timothy goes down on Zander first, his lips tight around Zanders cock as he sucks him until hes hard as fuck. Of course Zander cant think of anything better than using that freshly sucked prick to fuck Timothy raw, spreading Timothys legs apart and entering him until hes deep inside.

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Jizz On My Foot Doc Part 3

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I was rough housing his my boys after an intense basketball game and I think I twisted my ankle. It was really tender so I hobbled over to the doctor's office and met with one of the male nurses. Since it was my first time there he just wanted to go thru the motions and check my vitals. I didn't think much of it but thru the corner of my eye I saw him check me out when I was in my underwear. I kinda have a foot fetish but never messed around with a guy before and once he stuck my toes in his mouth my kinky mind took over and I started to think with my dick. Next thing I knew we were blowing each other! I'd never sucked a dick before but it was not as bad as I thought..I kinda enjoyed it. Next thing I know he's busting his load on my foot which made me cum so hard! He took his cum and scooped up my cum and he rubbed it on my foot and wrapped it. I don't know but it sure did make me feel a lot better.

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Jizz On My Foot Doc Part 2

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I was rough housing his my boys after an intense basketball game and I think I twisted my ankle. It was really tender so I hobbled over to the doctor's office and met with one of the male nurses. Since it was my first time there he just wanted to go thru the motions and check my vitals. I didn't think much of it but thru the corner of my eye I saw him check me out when I was in my underwear. I kinda have a foot fetish but never messed around with a guy before and once he stuck my toes in his mouth my kinky mind took over and I started to think with my dick. Next thing I knew we were blowing each other! I'd never sucked a dick before but it was not as bad as I thought..I kinda enjoyed it. Next thing I know he's busting his load on my foot which made me cum so hard! He took his cum and scooped up my cum and he rubbed it on my foot and wrapped it. I don't know but it sure did make me feel a lot better.

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Halloween Hoe Down

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After a fun afternoon in Will Braun's uncle's prop shop, they guys have their costumes for the Halloween party all picked out, but in the course of modeling their different ensembles, the three of them have gotten pretty worked up. They're dressed to the nines but now all they can think about is getting naked again, so they grab their costumes and head back to the crib for a more private party. Jake Porter is in the holiday spirit early, ready to trick both of his guys, and Princeton Price and Will are more than happy to take full advantage of the treat. Together, the three of them will make sure this Halloween is a screaming good time.

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Ryan Parks Fucking Jj Smitts

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JJ Smitts and Ryan Parks share their feelings after being in the house for a few days now, and then these two studs get right to it. Kissing and making out, they pull off their clothes and Ryan gets a taste of JJs prick, sucking and licking that sweet shaft. Switching places, JJ gives Ryan head, wrapping his lips around Ryans dick and pulling it in and out of his wet mouth. Lying on the couch, Ryan invites JJ to 69 as they both give and receive, mouths full of hard cock until Ryan pushes his face between JJs ass and rims his hole.

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Special Ops Austin

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Straight off base, a tall and handsome Marine Lance Corporal Austin visits the Major's penthouse in his uniform before hitting up a Marine Corps event nearby. LCPL Austin is always horny and figures he should bust his nut to start the evening off right. He slips out of his uniform and strokes his hard cock until he blows his thick load all over his ripped abs.

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Get ready for an unforgettable Young Perps halloween with this sexy Family Dick crossover featuring fan favorite, Bill Farnsworth. This week, the saucy Harlen gets in trouble for showing off too much skin in a sexy cowboy costume and stealing Halloween candy from the other kids. To make sure the boy doesnt get into too much trouble, his stepfather joins a hung security guard as they rawdog the kids hungry hole.

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Cool dad ch 2 A family dick halloween

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This years Family Dick Halloween special is full of eye candy, featuring Pierce Paris second appearance for the infamous studio and hunk, Jay Tees returning winning streak to gay porn. When sweet, ginger, twink Caleb eats too much candy, his nurturing step dad and step brother make him feel better by plugging his hole with their girthy dicks. Then, the cute little boy swallows their loads and hes suddenly cured of his upset stomach!

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Return Of Gramps Ch 3 Under the table

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Bar Addison returns to the cabin for Family Dicks second iconic four-way. Only this time, its multi-generational. After his sexy, muscular step grandpa cooks up a hearty breakfast for the whole family, little Bar wants to show his appreciation by stroking his thick cock. The sneaky, under-the-table fun turns into a bareback orgy between the two siblings, their old man, and his old man. Marcus and Bar get their tight holes jackhammered and filled with cum to make sure theyre stuffed after their balanced meal!

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President Lewis and Bishop Napoli

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This week, President Lewis and Bishop Napoli reunite for the first time since Napoli was a fresh-faced missionary in search of guidance. In this romantic, loving homecoming, Napoli tops the eager Priest, shoving his girthy cock deep inside Lewis gut as both men moan in orgasmic euphoria.

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Go fuck yourself

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It's been a while since I've posted a psychology of sex video, and this one here definitely qualifies. It's one of those fetishes thats always intrigued me; why some guys love inanimate objects, like machines or dildos or butt plugs. It's such a huge industry and intense fetish that I figured I really should do a little research and share with you all. This is a WOW video on so many levels. It was a FIRST for me as I popped my fisting-top cherry! This was the first time I actually ever stuck my entire hand, wrist-deep, to milk a man's prostate! You gotta love Anthony. Hes done several vids with us and it's funny to think years ago when we did our first vid he was having a hard time taking dick, lol. Now he's graduated to an ass-masters' level of anal play! If you have any questions for Anthony or me, please leave comments here under the teaser. He'll be reading all the comments and so will I and we'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

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11/6/2019: SPORTS: TODAY

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BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets, 4:30 p.m. TSN4, TSN5; Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors, 4:30 p.m. SNOne; Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers, 7 p.m. SNOne. GOLF: EPGA, Turkish Airlines Open, Round 1, 1 a.m. GOLF....
          

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) (CRNA #)

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Job Description & Requirements
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) -
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: Day 8 Pay Rate: $.00

This opportunity offers:
  • Monday through Friday schedule, 8 to 12-hour shifts
  • No call or weekends required
  • Cases include General, Bread and Butter, OB, Trauma, ENT, Urology, and Ophthalmology
  • EMR: Epic
  • Care Team Model
  • Will cover travel and lodgingPosition Requirements:
    • Must be Board Certified
    • Active Tennessee license

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      Awaken your pioneer spirit in Johnson City. Once a "wild frontier" where Crockett and Boone roamed the wilderness, it's now a place where Appalachian culture thrives amidst the creature comforts you'd expect in a big city, filled with invigorating attractions. Enjoy all that this eastern Tennessee city has to offer, including the mountains, natural beauty and its friendly ambiance.

      Job Benefits
      In addition to the industry's most comprehensive benefits package that includes medical licensing assistance, the arrangement of professional liability insurance, and housing and travel booking assistance, Locum Leaders is proud to offer our providers a reduction in the wait time to be presented at facilities where you were previously presented or worked from 24 months to 6 months.

      About the Company
      Locum Leaders, an AMN Healthcare company, is the nation's leader in temporary and part-time locum tenens jobs. We provide temporary and part-time locum tenens jobs nationwide for physicians of all specialties, as well as physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). As a company of AMN Healthcare, we're able to offer more competitive opportunities and benefits for job seekers than any other locum tenens company. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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4 Best Messaging Apps Available Today

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As technology advances, methods of communication are constantly evolving. Messaging app use has skyrocketed over the last few years. Users love the convenience of being able to connect with a …
          

Stay up to date with our #development teams around the globe with the latest Monthly Report as we approach #CitizenCon 2949. Read it here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/17341-Star-Citizen-Monthly-Report-October-2019 …pic.twitter.com/7yVMnheyNx

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World: More than 52 million people across Africa going hungry as weather extremes hit the continent [EN/AR]

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Source: Oxfam
Country: World, Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now

More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981.

In the South, parts of Zimbabwe have had their lowest rainfall since 1981 which has helped push more than 5.5m people into extreme food insecurity. Zambia’s rich maize-growing area has been decimated and exports are now banned; 2.3m people there are food insecure. The situation is worsening including in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and Zimbabwe. There are reports of farmer suicides in South Africa.

Drought has also hit the East and Horn of Africa particularly Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. At the same time, record-breaking temperatures in the Indian Ocean have dumped ultra-heavy rainfalls into Kenya and South Sudan, causing flash-flooding especially along major river arteries. South Sudan has declared a state of emergency with more than 900,000 people hit by floods.

In Africa extreme weather events have hit many countries already suffering from ongoing conflict. Across the continent, 7.6 million people were displaced by conflict in the first six months of 2019, and another 2.6 million by extreme weather. In the Horn, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan have simultaneously faced over 750 000 people displaced by conflict and 350 000 displaced by extreme weather.

Scientists have demonstrated how climate change is increasing the frequency or severity of many extreme weather events. Over the last decade, these 18 African countries have collectively suffered average annual losses of $700m from climate-related disasters– and this is without counting the cost of these latest crises, says Oxfam. However, there has been minimal progress globally in raising funds specifically to address loss and damage from climate change. Africa contributes less than 5% of total global emissions but is suffering some of the most severe impacts of the climate crisis.

Officials will meet at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban Nov 11-15 to discuss the future of Africa’s “environmental sustainability and prosperity”. Oxfam urges ministers to demand that industrial nations honor their promises to avoid escalating human and financial costs and to pay for damages.

“We are witnessing millions of already poor people facing extreme food insecurity and exhausting their reserves because of compounding climate shocks that hit already vulnerable communities hardest. They need help urgently. The scale of the drought devastation across southern Africa is staggering,” said Oxfam’s Southern Africa Regional Director Nellie Nyang'wa.

“In western Kenya, the crop harvest is 25% down and in parts of Somalia up to 60%. Livestock in many rural areas are emaciated and milk production is down. Cereal prices in some areas have rocketed up to five-year highs, pricing out poorer people. Nearly 7m people in the region are living just below the catastrophic hunger line,” said Oxfam’s Horn, East and Central Africa regional director Lydia Zigomo. “It is a vicious cycle where poor and marginalized communities, mostly women and girls, are more exposed to the climate crisis and less able to cope and recover from its harm.”.

Mithika Mwenda, chief executive of Oxfam’s partner PACJA, said “communities at the frontline of this climate crisis are overstretched and may be facing potential annihilation. But local people are doing everything that can to overcome the challenge. There are unprecedented levels of organization happening where governments have let local people down.”

“We’re seeing people trying to cope with shifting seasons and erratic rainfall by finding new ways to make a living off-farm. Women are coming together to pool their resources through small internal lending communities, buying food together, growing sweet potatoes instead of maize – all without outside support. Local people have the solutions but what they lack is resources, especially funding.

“Our leaders should look to support these community solutions to build up people’s resilience to climate change. For 35 years AMCEN has been a very important platform with impactful policies that have helped to create awareness of environmental sustainability. It needs to move away now from policy making to policy implementation.”

Oxfam is currently reaching more than 7 million people in ten of the hardest hit countries with food and water support, and long-term development projects to help people cope better with climate-related shocks. Oxfam plans to reach 10% of those most in need in these ten countries and is trying to raise $65m to do so.

Oxfam is calling on African ministers at the AMCEN meeting to:
• Insist rich industrialised countries decrease their CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global heating to below 1.5C, and honour their commitment to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries;
• Demand governments agree to develop a new funding mechanism for “loss and damage” from climate change at the upcoming UN climate conference (COP25);
• Invest more into universal, high-quality and gender-responsive public services and strengthen tax systems in African countries to close the gap between rich and poor;
• Improve their disaster warning and management systems, and commit to re-greening and agricultural policies that target women and men small-scale farmers;
• Invest in “social accountability” projects that ensures climate finance can reach the communities that need it most, and empowering them in their own decision-making
• Engage women and girls in the planning, design and implementation of early warning systems and climate mitigation and adaptation programs
• Protect people who are forced to move so that they are able to do so in safety, dignity and on their own terms.

CONTACTS
• Spokespersons available. To arrange for interviews contact:
• At the AMCEN event in Durban: Asanda Ngoasheng; Oxfam South Africa Media Lead: Asanda.Ngoasheng@oxfam.org.za +27826109374
• Nesrine Aly; Global Media Lead: nesrine.aly@oxfam.org +447503989838; +201222486964

Note to editors
The 18 African countries analysed are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Oxfam’s estimate of economic damages from climate-related disasters is based on figures from EM-DAT: The Emergency Events Database: www.emdat.be. Oxfam's estimate of displacement from extreme weather events and from conflict if based on figure from IDMC : Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre: http://www.internal-displacement.org/

In 2013, CoP agreed to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage which outlines the responsibility of rich developed nations to help communities overcome the loss and damage from climate disasters. Since then, zero progress has been made in ensuring financial support for loss and damage to these communities.

Oxfam is responding to the humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, DRC, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For more details please check Oxfam.org


          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator

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Company: Army National Guard Contact: Post Date: 10/16/19 Phone: Job Type: Part Time Fax: Reference: FLi14EyaOz Mailing Address: AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties - Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments - Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units - Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems - Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority - Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat - Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn - Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters - Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) - Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components - Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment - Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations - Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills - Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail - Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems - Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations - Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments - Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits - Paid training - A monthly paycheck - Montgomery GI Bill - Federal and State tuition assistance - Retirement benefits for part-time service - Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) - 401(k)-type savings plan - Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) - Health care benefits available - VA home loans - Bonuses, if applicable - Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements - Military enlistment in the Army National Guard - Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate - Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 - Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards - Must meet citizenship requirements (see ***************** for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Comment on Opinions on the new Rocket Bunny S14 Kit? by Clinton Grambeau

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Love it and keen to build one, looks like a modern day LX A9X Torana. But something needs to be done with that rear end. Front looks edgy but the ass is ugly as, I'll need to chop and re-shape that sucker.
          

Now conducted released after staying in overnight

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Hancock played for the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets in the July NBA Summer League.We’re going to Game 7?!’ That’s when the old Adams Apple starts to bob.The famous road race in the coastal community in northern San Diego County was in danger of folding before Keflezighi and other local runners bought it in December.He […]
          

Bankers Fleeing New York

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I suspect that this is mostly of interest to the few remaining holdouts. That is to the few New Yorkers who have not yet moved away from Comrade de Blasio’s failing city.

At the least, it’s an important sign of the times. New York City had been a financial hub. Roughly as Hong Kong was for China and East Asia. Wall Street had kept the city afloat, had flooded the city with money, supporting the legal profession, shops, restaurants, private schools, what have you. Today, as the city is losing its banking business, it is trying to attract more and more high tech firms, though the Queens Amazon debacle was certainly not a good sign.

So, what happens to New York City when financial service moves out of town? We have already noticed the billionaire Carl Icahn’s move out of New York to Miami will deplete the city’s tax revenue. Since 1% of the people pay 40% of New York’s taxes, when financial services move out the city will surely suffer.

The same issue dogs the protests in Hong Kong. Among the issues in that city is whether China needs Hong Kong more than Hong Kong needs China. After all, the city is a financial hub. But, what would happen if Chinese leaders decide to shift business to Shanghai or Shenzhen. It’s well and good to protest for freedom, but what if the money starts leaving town?

So, JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s biggest banks is moving more and more people out of New York. The story suggests that the bank is preparing for the next economic downturn, but surely, the fact that quality of life and cost of living are better in other parts of the country has also been a determining factor. Perhaps the principle determining factor.

Zero Hedge reports:

A new report via Bloomberg details how JPMorgan Chase & Co. is preparing for the next economic downturn by weighing the option to relocate its Manhattan headquarters to lower-cost financial hubs such as ones in Plano, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Wilmington, Delaware.

JPM spokesman Joe Evangelisti told Bloomberg the bank's new headquarters (likely to be in Texas), will house twice the number of employees than its Manhattan office.

Sources told Bloomberg that hundreds of credit-risk employees have already transferred to Texas. Other sources have said Manhattan will no longer be the location for the bank's compliance.

Think about it, the company headquarters in Plano, Texas will be bigger than the headquarters in New York.

While JPM CEO Jamie Dimon told investors the bank would build a new headquarters at 270 Park Ave, in Midtown Manhattan, it has also quietly constructed a new building that can house 4,000 employees in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Already, JPM has 25,000 employees in Texas, and if the next recession strikes, it seems that the bank has a clear choice to move operations to a low-cost hub to weather the financial storm

JPMorgan Chase is not alone. Its actions are part of an exodus:

Bloomberg noted that other large financial institutions had been exiting NYC for lower-cost commercial hubs across the country.

Deutsche Bank expanded operations in Jacksonville, Florida; Goldman Sachs has built officers in Salt Lake City; and AllianceBernstein Holding LP announced plans to move its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.

Keeping employees happy means allowing them a good quality of life. High taxes and astronomically high rents and real estate prices have made it nearly impossible for any but the wealthiest to live comfortably in New York. And the city keeps imposing regulations that make it more difficult to do business:

The cost to run a company in NYC has skyrocketed in the last decade. Also, regulations and taxes in the city are some of the highest in the country.

In total, the bank has 37,000 employees across NYC, at least half are bank branch workers, a source told Bloomberg. Once construction at 270 Park Ave is completed, expected in 2023, JPM could consolidate employees across the entire metro area.

As for the next big trend in business, Wall Street banks are already making their exit plans out of NYC to lower-cost financial hubs across the country.

Most of those who are remaining are working at the network of branches that dot the city. One suspects that, what with the advent of online banking, those people will soon find their jobs taken over by AI.

          

Buddy Adventure es el nuevo modo multijugador en AR que llegará próximamente a Pokémon GO

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Buddy Adventure es el nuevo modo multijugador en AR que llegará próximamente a Pokémon GO

El juego de Niantic sigue expandiéndose año tras año, cada vez con más criaturas y funcionalidades. Sin embargo, aún están por ver algunas de las novedades más interesantes.

Ahora se ha anunciado una nueva modalidad que está llamada a ser una de las más importantes en la hoja de ruta de Pokémon GO. El llamado Buddy Adventure, como hemos podido ver en The Verge, permitirá a dos entrenadores cooperar entre sí compartiendo un mismo mundo de Realidad Aumentada (AR).

Como su propio nombre indica, este modo se basará en el ya existente Buddy System, con el que seleccionamos a un compañero Pokémon para que camine con nosotros y obtener ciertos beneficios. Ahora podremos embarcarnos en una aventura junto con otro jugador y su respectivo Pokémon, aunque de momento no han detallado en qué consistirá esta aventura exactamente. Lo que sí sabemos es que será crossplatform, es decir, que los usuarios de iOS podrán jugar con los de Android.

Son muchas las cosas que el estudio está preparando de cara al futuro de Pokémon GO. Es probable que este Buddy Adventure venga apoyado por su nueva tecnología Occlusion, que permite a los objetos en AR solaparse con los elementos del entorno para dar una sensación mucho más creíble.

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Electromechanical Technician

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Job Description

Excellent temp to hire opportunity for an experienced Electro-Mechanical or Electrical Technician

Will work a 2nd or 3rd shift

Pay rate is $20/hr

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:



  • Work from schematics, drawings, charts, manuals, flow charts, verbal and written instructions. Use various hand and power tools; testing equipment such as RPM meters, frequency meters and watt meters, oscilloscope, multi-meter, and bridges or other designed testers to determine problem and necessary repair(s).
  • Perform required installation of new, replaced, repaired or modified equipment at proper stations of production lines (done under supervisory direction, or with assistance of other departmental personnel.) Test run to ensure equipment is in proper running condition.
  • Review work orders concerning particular malfunctioning equipment giving consideration to first priority of maintaining production schedules with minimum amount of down time. Troubleshoot and repair as required, electrical and/or electronic circuitry giving consideration to problems concerning motors, circuit breakers, relays, switches, registers, adders, counters, encoder, decoders, lamps, sensors, fuses, and other similar equipment parts or units.
  • Repair and/or replace malfunctioning parts such as gears, pulleys, cams, chains, sprockets, belts, pneumatic and hydraulic devices, vacuum pump, air valves and cylinders, regulators, chucks, drive motors, heaters, or other such equipment parts.
  • Check for air/liquid, leaks in. lines, hydraulic deionization and particle filters; repair or replace as required. Handle routine servicing functions such as clean and way mold bars, lubricate chains, motors and sprockets, change oil, clean and service TIC baths, replace stations and hand cappers, replace rollers, conveyor belts .gas bottles, adjust gas regulators and. other like preventative maintenance tasks.


    ADDITIONAL DUTIES:



    • Observe all prescribed safety rules and regulations and maintain work areas in a neat and


      orderly condition.

      2, Perform other duties as assigned or directed by supervisor.

      JOB SETTING:

      Works in a. manufacturing environment, Hours are dependent on assigned shift. Position is subject to call outs and working overtime on a daily or weekend basis,

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:



      • Must possess basic AC/DC theory for troubleshooting series/parallel circuits and be able to read and troubleshoot from schematic and pneumatic diagrams.
      • Must be able to troubleshoot down to component level and he skilled in the use of oscilloscope, multi-meter, wattmeter and clamp-on ammeter.
      • Must be able to work around chemicals.


        Why Kelly--?As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping

        you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ

        each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.About Kelly--At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a

        leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable

        a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety

        of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

        Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females,

        individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.
          

89B Ammunition Specialist

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Firearms and other projectile weapons are only as good as the ammunition that goes in them. That makes the storage and distribution of ammunition - all ammunition - an undertaking of paramount importance. As the Ammunition Specialist, you'll ensure this vital job is done correctly through precise handling, storage, and documentation of ordnance.

The primary responsibility of an Army National Guard Ammunition Specialist is to ensure the proper receipt, storage, documentation, and issuance of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and related items. These duties may include the inspection, modification, and demilitarization of various munitions. You will also learn how to maintain nuclear weapons, and how to handle, test, and maintain missiles and rockets.

Job Duties
• Operate computer hardware and software/utilities or keep manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures
• Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures
• Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction

Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications
• Explosives demolition operations
• Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems

Helpful Skills
• Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Interest in planning and organizing
• Work calmly under stress

Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer.

Earn While You Learn
Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for an Ammunition Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, as well as seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Benefits/Requirements
Benefits
  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Federal and State tuition assistance
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Health care benefits available
  • VA home loans
  • Bonuses, if applicable
  • Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
    Requirements
    • Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
    • Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
    • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
    • Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)

      Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.

      This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.


          

Java Full Stack Web App Developer

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STS is searching for a full time Java Full Stack Web App Developer. The position will be remote. Qualifications, Requirements, SkillsBachelors degree in computer science or related5-10 years of experienceStrong written and oral communication skillsJava Spring framework (preferred) or similarData access from Web Services and SQL-based data sourcesMust be a US CitizenMust be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security ClearanceWhy STS?For customers: Strategic Technical Services LLC (STS) provides consulting, implementation, data migration, training, and data integration support for some of the nation's leading Aerospace & Defense entities, both government and commercial. Our core technical expertise centers on improving engineering based business processes in support of product design, development, configuration management, requirement management, and change management through the application of PTC Windchill product data management solutions. STS also has expertise in the peripheral capabilities of risk management, failure mode and effects analyses, failure reporting and corrective action systems, and planning. In addition, we provide a unique top-down business and information mapping methodology and toolset to help our customers develop a structured and platform-agnostic business and technical data management approach for their programs. The process deliverables consist of a comprehensive roadmap for integration of distributed data sets to satisfy various user requirements including management of a global bill of materials, configuration and life-cycle states, requirements, CAD data, and complete lifecycle data. Our SMEs also create and deliver targeted training and provide on-site support for workflow development, FRACAS best practices, reliability prediction, fault tree, FMEA, reliability block diagram, system interface modeling and simulation, design modeling and simulation, and software quality assurance practices. Our role-based training modules are customized to our clients' products, processes, and needs to assure minimum time to adoption and value realization (ROI).For employees: STS offers highly attractive and tailored compensation packages for senior level subject matter experts serving an eclectic variety of clients and technical fields. Our expertise ranges from developing missile launch support equipment and integration procedures for very large strategic rocket assets to enterprise data management for customers with global user bases. We are a virtual enterprise with offices and operations nationwide.
          

Kenneth Faried signs $4.4 million deal with Zhenjiang Lions in China, per report

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Faried had a strong second half last season with the Houston Rockets, but will now play in China
          

Rockets vs. Grizzlies odds: 2019 Week 2 picks, predictions from proven computer model

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The SportsLine Projection Model simulated Rockets vs. Warriors on Wednesday 10,000 times.
          

Help with "original Costumes" on display

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Need some Expert opinions here please...
There is a man who has been moving from city to city in Germany with his "original" james Bond Costumes and Props and it has already arisen that he lied about one item (on TV!) as he said he owned one of the 3 original Jetpack Rocket Belts from Thunderball... It turns out that it is a cheap fake knocked together from DIY parts (this has been confirmed by William Suitor, the oroginal Rocket Belt Pilot)

I would like to post a few photos and ask the opinions of the experts here on a few of the items.. I can show more if the interest is great enough... this is just the tip of the iceberg.

People pay hard earned money to see this and being told it is real..... maybe some of it is, that's why I'd like the experts here to have a look!

Original Solange Dress
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Original Karin Dor Dress

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Original Jetpack ( Confirmed Fake by William Suitor - original Jetpack Pilot here Left one original- right one in exhibition)

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Original Connery Commander Uniform and Cap
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Original Brioni Suit
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Original Moonraker Uniform

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Rocket Dog Clarita, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer, Multicolor (Bubble Gum Bubble Gum), 36 EU amazon-shoes el-gris Sin cierre Con estilo y transpirable

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Rocket Dog Clarita, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer, Multicolor (Bubble Gum Bubble Gum), 36 EU amazon-shoes el-gris Sin cierre Con estilo y transpirable

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F 1 Rocket Engine Diagram

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Senior Red Hat Delivery Manager

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mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too. We re proud to be publicly recognized as a Top Workplace year a year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled. Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Sr Red Hat Delivery Manager. Job_Overview A Delivery Manager is expected to be knowledgeable in RedHat technologies. This resource may or may not have a programming background, but will have expert infrastructure architecture, client presales / presentation, team management and thought leadership skills. You will provide best-fit architectural solutions for one or more projects; you will assist in defining scope and sizing of work; and anchor Proof of Concept developments. You will provide solution architecture for the business problem, platform integration with third party services, designing and developing complex features for clients' business needs. You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients' business needs. You will also contribute in a variety of roles in thought leadership, mentorship, systems analysis, architecture, design, configuration, testing, debugging, and documentation. You will challenge your leading edge solutions, consultative and business skills through the diversity of work in multiple industry domains. This role is considered part of the Business Unit Senior Leadership team and will mentor delivery team members. Responsibilities * Be part of the Sales team supporting RedHat initiatives, providing technical credibility to our customers; master Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and support technologies to assist in the sales of our offerings * Scope, design, develop, and present proofs of concept for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and supporting technologies * Conduct deep dive sessions and workshops to coach customers using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and supporting technologies * Provide feedback to product management and engineering teams on the direction of our offerings and customer applicability of features * Assist sales teams in answering technical questions, possibly in the form of requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for information (RFIs) * Form relationships with the technical associates of our customers to identify new opportunities * Project and solution estimation and team structure definition. * Develop Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions. * Engage with business stakeholders to understand required capabilities, integrating business knowledge with technical solutions. * Engage with Technical Architects and technical staff to determine the most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs. Qualifications * Practical experience with Linux container and container clustering technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Rocket, and the Open Container Initiative (OCI) project * 5+ years of experience working in enterprise application architecture; development skills * At least 3 years of experience in a professional services company, consulting firm, or agency * Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) experience using Red Hat OpenShift, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Docker EE, Mesosphere, or IBM Bluemix * Deep understanding of multi-tiered architectures and microservices * Ability to engage in detailed conversations with customers of all levels * Practical experience with Java development technologies like Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, or JEE (Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, WildFly, Oracle WebLogic, or IBM WebSphere) * Familiarity with Java development frameworks like Spring, Netflix OSS, Eclipse Vert.x, or Play and other technologies like Node.js, Ruby, PHP, Go, or .NET development * Practical experience with application build automation tools like Apache Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, and Git * Ability to present technical and non-technical presentations * Willingness to travel up to 50% * Experience working on multiple concurrent projects. * Excellent problem-solving skills. * Be independent and self-driven. * Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or related field. Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. More_About_Perficient Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions. Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disclaimer: The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification. Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. Select work authorization questions to ask when applicants apply Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? Will you now, or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)?
          

Jae Crowder gets hit in groin by James Harden, called for foul, ejected (video)

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If the over-the-top dancing travel call on James Harden was cathartic for anyone bothered by the Rockets' perpetual rule-bender, this was nearly the opposite. Late in Houston's win over the Grizzlies last night, Memphis forward Jae Crowder got hit in the groin by Harden. Yet, Crowder got whistled for a foul – and ejected for arguing the call.
          

What Paul George's impending return means for the Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers, who dismissed the rival Lakers to open the season and look dominant with reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard at the helm of the operation, are a week away from gaining strength. Days after ramping up his practice workload over the weekend, injured six-time All-Star Paul George is still targeting the middle of next week for his return to game action, The Athletic's Sam Amick reported. The Clips are reportedly planning for George to debut on the road against either the Houston Rockets on Nov. 13 or the New Orleans Pelicans the following night, resting on one end of that back-to-back.
          

Fusée de course

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#Jeux, #minijuegos, #games, #fandejuegos, #fandesjeux.com
          

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

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Anesthesiology opening in Johnson City, Tennessee. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Job Description & Requirements
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) -
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: Day 8 Pay Rate: $123.00 - 135.00

This opportunity offers:
  • Monday through Friday schedule, 8 to 12-hour shifts
  • No call or weekends required
  • Cases include General, Bread and Butter, OB, Trauma, ENT, Urology, and Ophthalmology
  • EMR: Epic
  • Care Team Model
  • Will cover travel and lodgingPosition Requirements:
    • Must be Board Certified
    • Active Tennessee license

      Facility Location
      Awaken your pioneer spirit in Johnson City. Once a "wild frontier" where Crockett and Boone roamed the wilderness, it's now a place where Appalachian culture thrives amidst the creature comforts you'd expect in a big city, filled with invigorating attractions. Enjoy all that this eastern Tennessee city has to offer, including the mountains, natural beauty and its friendly ambiance.

      Job Benefits
      In addition to the industry's most comprehensive benefits package that includes medical licensing assistance, the arrangement of professional liability insurance, and housing and travel booking assistance, Locum Leaders is proud to offer our providers a reduction in the wait time to be presented at facilities where you were previously presented or worked from 24 months to 6 months.

      About the Company
      Locum Leaders, an AMN Healthcare company, is the nation's leader in temporary and part-time locum tenens jobs. We provide temporary and part-time locum tenens jobs nationwide for physicians of all specialties, as well as physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). As a company of AMN Healthcare, we're able to offer more competitive opportunities and benefits for job seekers than any other locum tenens company. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

      Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered, Healthcare, Health Care, Patient Care, Hospital, CRNA Keyphrases: anesthesiology jobs, crna jobs, anesthesiologist jobs, nurse anesthesiologist jobs, anesthesiologist nurse jobs, dental anesthesiologist jobs, anesthesiologist pain management jobs, anesthesiology pain management jobs, anesthesiologist cardiac jobs, pediatric anesthesiologist jobs, crna locum tenens jobs, crna positions jobs, crna employment jobs, nurse anesthetist crna jobs, crna nurse jobs, certified registered nurse anesthetist jobs, nurse anesthetist jobs, dental anesthesiology jobs, anesthesiology nurse jobs, anesthesiology tech jobs, anesthesia technician jobs, anesthesiology technician jobs, nurse anesthesiology jobs, pediatric anesthesiology jobs, anesthesiology pediatric jobs, anesthesiology assistant jobs, anesthesia assistant jobs, pain management anesthesiologist jobs, pain management anesthesiology jobs
          

By Failing to Maintain Its Deterrence in the Middle East, the U.S. Is Emboldening Iran

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According to a recent State Department report, the Islamic Republic attempted nearly 100 attacks, hostage takings, and the like between May and September of this year, of which 40 were successful. The most notable of these include the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil refinery (the world’s largest), the harassment of oil tankers in and around the Persian Gulf, and the firing of rockets at U.S. troops in Iraq. In addition, Tehran has been openly violating the 2015 nuclear deal. Whatever the merits of the American drawdown in northeastern Syria, writes John Hannah, it confirms the impression that Washington is unwilling to use force in response to Iran’s behavior:
President Trump’s response to the most serious incidents has by now fallen into a predictable pattern of issuing over-the-top verbal threats (to “end” or “obliterate” Iran), imposing further economic sanctions, deploying additional troops and weapons to the Gulf, and, on at least two occasions, launching limited cyberattacks against Iran. . . . By now it’s abundantly clear that the administration’s playbook to deter further Iranian escalation has not worked. Tehran has continued to escalate. Based on the experience of the past several months, it’s hard not to believe that Iran’s leaders have come to the conclusion that for all Trump’s bombast, he wants no part of a military dustup. . . . The alternative to taking meaningful steps to reestablish the credibility of America’s will to use force is simply to sit back, absorb Iran’s provocations, and wait until the regime caves to the steadily mounting pressure of U.S. sanctions. It’s by no means impossible for it to work eventually—Iran’s economy is being absolutely hammered. But the big question is how long it will take and what amount of damage an increasingly desperate Iranian regime, unconstrained by the fear of U.S. military retaliation, is capable of inflicting in the meantime on the interests of the United States and its friends and allies. If the brazen attack on Abqaiq is any indication, the answer may be a great deal of damage indeed.

          

SpaceX Test-Fires Rocket for Next Launch of 60 Starlink Satellites

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Product Director

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We seek a Director of Product to shape the future of our ASSISTments learning platform. This is a new, senior leadership role that will help shape the next phase of development, with the goal of reaching millions of students and teachers across the country. Specifically, the Director of Product will be responsible for leading the conversion of our original web-based educational technology application to a newly released, yet not complete system, that is built to advance learning. The Director of Product will supervise a small, existing team of talented engineers and designers as well as a few graduate students.
We are currently a total staff of 30: 15 employees and approximately 15 graduate students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. We are seeking a Director of Product who possesses strong management skills and a combination of technical skill, user-focused design, team leadership and a passion for education.
In addition to the Director of Product, we are also hiring a Lead Designer and Lead Engineer to support the development and user experience of ASSISTments. Please visit to learn more about those roles.
Responsibilities
  • Supervise a team of designers and engineers, including one or two new team members and an existing team of capable engineers who are the original architects of the ASSISTments learning platform.
  • Develop a product vision, strategy, and roadmap in collaboration with ASSISTments senior leadership.
  • Maintain a strategic focus; ensure successful and agile product development while also cultivating an understanding across the organization of product vision, product priorities and progress.
  • Support engineers in the continued overall functionality of the learning tool, and in order to ensure a great user experience, iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing.
  • Collaborate with researchers, our teacher support team, and senior leadership in order to advance product needs and organizational goals, including marketing and development.
  • Generate ideas for new products and features; use market research to define a vision and strategy for product development.
    Desired Qualifications
    • 5+ years of work in developing web applications used by teachers and students
    • Ability to develop and improve structure, processes, and a process-orientation on the team in order to get projects successfully over the finish line
    • Passion for creating excellent products and resolving user pain points
    • Knowledge of customer intelligence to gather requirements for new features
    • Ability to align resources, seek the input of key stakeholders, and manage others to achieve desired results
    • A strategic outlook for product, business development, and marketing needs
    • Superior analytical, writing, verbal, and time management skills
    • UX and software engineering experience preferred
      The ASSISTments learning tool has been in use by teachers for many years, but very recently, we've skyrocketed our efforts to enhance our product and expand our users while also improving their experience. Thus, we are seeking someone who thrives in a start-up mentality and is comfortable stepping into a variety of existing initiatives while also enjoying innovation and harnessing new ideas.
      This is a full time position. If the right person resides within commuting distance of our offices at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, then they will work on campus. If this person is not local, they can be a remote employee (though the ability to visit WPI on occasion is a must). Successful candidates must possess U.S. work authorization.
      Take some time to learn more about ASSISTments and then send your resume, cover letter and portfolio, if applicable to . We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek to maintain a highly diverse staff in an inclusive and progressive working environment.
          

Responding to the Hong Kong protests

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By Mike Poteet

A controversial tweet

In early October, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a simple image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong.” This tweet, which would seem innocuous to many in the United States, drew immediate and sustained backlash from both Chinese officials and businesses due to the complicated, contentious relationship between China and Hong Kong, a semiautonomous territory that, unlike mainland China, operates as a limited democracy with a capitalist economy.

According to the Associated Press, the Chinese consulate in Houston expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with the team following Morey’s tweet; and both Chinese state television and Tencent, a streaming media company with whom the NBA recently signed a $1.5 billion deal, announced they wouldn’t show Rockets games.

Yet the protests that have taken place in Hong Kong this summer and fall hold far more significance than the relationship between the NBA and China. That they should have any impact at all on something as far afield as pro sports only underscores their significance and the serious political crisis they represent. 

Months of protest

According to a New York Times article from last June, the protests initially arose in opposition to a bill considered by Hong Kong’s legislative body, the Legislative Council. The bill would have allowed the territory to extradite criminal suspects to jurisdictions with which it has no formal extradition treaty, including mainland China.

Observers warned that the Chinese government could use the bill to exert increased pressure on Hong Kong. “If enacted, this law would extend the ability of the Mainland authorities to target critics, human rights activists, journalist[s], NGO workers and anyone else in Hong Kong, much in the same way they do at home,” stated Man-Kei Tam, director of Amnesty International Hong Kong.

On June 9, more than a million people marched in opposition to the bill — nearly one of every seven Hong Kongers and the biggest public protest Hong Kong had seen since the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement of 2014. A New York Times video shows that police used tear gas against protesters on June 12, along with pepper spray, rubber bullets and batons, after a small number of protesters threw objects at them. Anger over the police response inspired even larger protests on June 16, when as many as two million people came together in the largest protest in Hong Kong’s history.

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Beijing-appointed chief executive, withdrew the extradition bill in early September, but the withdrawal wasn’t enough to bring protests to an end. One commonly heard chant — “Five demands, not one less” — refers to the protesters’ aims. The first was the withdrawal of the extradition bill; the others include (1) no more descriptions of the protests as “riots,” (2) unconditional release and amnesty for arrested protesters, (3) independent inquiry into police behavior, and (4) full and genuine democracy.

Throughout the summer and into autumn, protests continued and were increasingly marked by violent confrontations between demonstrators and police. On October 1 — a holiday that marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state founded in 1949 — police shot a protester with live ammunition for the first time.

CNBC reported that on October 4, Lam invoked emergency powers and banned face masks at all public gatherings, claiming the move would deter violence because demonstrators cannot conceal their identities. (Many protesters wear masks and respirators to guard against tear gas.) The ban provoked a fresh wave of fiery protests. Lam’s critics worry what further actions might follow and how those actions might weaken Hong Kong’s special status, which they believe China has been steadily eroding. 

Mixed U.S. responses

In mid-October, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. It would require the State Department to certify every year “whether Hong Kong remains sufficiently autonomous from Beijing [China] to justify its unique treatment,” as quoted in The Washington Post. This unique treatment includes exemptions from tariffs and other U.S. laws that apply to all other Chinese exports. If the bill clears the Senate, where it has bipartisan support, it would need President Trump’s signature to become law.

Publicly, Trump hasn’t spoken much about the protests, but the Financial Times reports that he promised Chinese president Xi Jinping that the United States would “tone down criticism of Beijing’s approach” in order to revive trade talks. However, at the United Nations in September, Trump called on China to honor its commitment to “protect Hong Kong’s freedom, legal system and democratic ways of life,” adding, “We are all counting on President Xi as a great leader,” as quoted in Vox.

Some American businesses find themselves caught between democratic ideals and the pursuit of profit. The NBA, for instance, forced Daryl Morey to apologize for his tweet, then issued its own apology while simultaneously trying to defend free speech, a response that pleased neither Chinese officials nor many US observers. Meanwhile, Apple pulled a map app from its digital store that protesters had been using to track police movement, and shoe company Vans pulled the top vote-getter in a sneaker design competition because the design depicted the protests. 

Christian response

“The Chinese Communist Party may be the greatest existential threat to the Hong Kong church,” notes Christianity Today. Nevertheless, about 900,000 Hong Kongers (almost 12%) are Christian, and Christians enjoy more freedom in Hong Kong than believers in mainland China.

Several church organizations in Hong Kong expressed concern about the extradition bill while calling for restraint and peace from protesters. According to a United Methodist News Service article, the ecumenical Hong Kong Christian Council issued a statement urging the reopening of now-closed public spaces for peaceful demonstration, restraint from using force on the part of police, and dialogue and “rational discussion” between the government and protesters.

Many Christians in Hong Kong have joined the protests themselves. In late August, the first large-scale rally specifically for Christians drew thousands. Its motto was “Salt and light, for justice we walk together.” Attendees formed part of a human chain stretching for more than 21 miles and sang the hymn “Sing Alleluia to the Lord,” which quickly became an unofficial “anthem” for the Hong Kong protests — partly because religious gatherings are exempt from Hong Kong legislation regulating public assemblies.

For believers who choose to participate in the protests, taking to the streets to defend their civil liberties and advocate for greater freedom is an expression of how they understand the gospel. Andrea Wong, an 18-year-old protester, told The New York Times, “I am very certain that Jesus would not have stayed home enjoying the air-conditioning. He would have been out here helping people and marching.”


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Russian Soyuz Rockets Provide Backbone For US Space Program w/Out US-Made Engines

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Russia is making more Soyuz spacecraft to help NASA’s ISS missions NASA warned it might need help for the next year or two. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky  While the US wants to reduce its dependence on Russian rockets, Russia itself is expecting to help for a while yet. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin recently ordered the construction of […]
          

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It is laughable for Rita Panahi to accuse the United States media of not being objective on President Trump. Her colleague, Paul Murray, was critical of Tourism Australia. It’s not rocket science to advertise our beautiful country. Pay Chris Hemsworth...
          

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Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ Pickup unveiling event set for November 21 at SpaceX HQ

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Elon Musk has revealed the official launch date for Tesla’s “Cyberpunk” Pickup Truck. According to the CEO, the upcoming vehicle would be released on November 21, 2019 at the SpaceX rocket factory in Hawthorne, CA.  Musk’s update formally ends a period of speculations that have long swept the electric car community with regards to the […]

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Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition National Winners Honored by NSS

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Contestants (ages 10 to 18) in the 13th annual Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition (www.RocketCompetition.com) built and launched their own solid-fuel powered rocket at an event held in their area. Over 2,000 kids were involved in local competitions held by schools, scout troops, youth centers, museums, and rocket clubs across the country […]
          

"The Fools Are Rushing in Again"

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"The Fools Are Rushing in Again"
by Brian Maher

"As a bad penny returns to its sender, or a dog returns to its vomit… investors are returning to the stock market. “All in” these gentlemen and ladies are going (or at least the computer algorithms that set market pace). Lance Roberts of Real Inves‌tment Advice: "With cash levels at the lowest level since 1997 and equity allocations near the highest levels since 1999 and 2007, it suggests investors are now functionally “all in.”

You may recall sharply unpleasant events subsequent to 1999 and 2007 - after investors had become “all in.” Now that they are once again marshalling their poker chips… and shoving them out onto table’s center. Will Mr. Market break them once more - or do they possibly play a lucky hand this time?

First this question: Why are these gamesters going “all in” now? We believe we have the answer, revealed anon. We first note the stock market has once again scaled the impossible heights…

Is a “Melt-up” Back in Play? All three major indexes have recently established fresh records. And so the market has scaled its cliff face of worry. Trade war, impeachment inquiry, a fading global economy, Brexit, the devil and any number of impediments... it has clawed above them all. Affirms analyst Andrew Brenner of National Alliance: "Brexit, impeachment, budget deficit, lack of a budget - none of those things are affecting the market at this point."

It is - in the parlance of the trade - “risk on.” Our spies even report fresh speculation about a possible “melt-up.” A melt-up is the glorious terminal phase of a bull market, when stocks reach fever heat - before melting down. Melt-ups have preceded some of history's greatest collapses. In the 18 months prior to the Crash of ’29, for example, the stock market nearly doubled. And the Nasdaq rocketed 200% in the 18 months before the dot-com mania peaked in 2000.

Yet that is a topic for an altogether different day. Let us instead concentrate our focus on this early November day... The market slightly lost its footing today. It nonetheless held the vertical. The Dow Jones ended the day precisely where it began the day. The S&P took two piddling steps higher, the Nasdaq took 24 steps down. Gold, meantime, advanced nearly $9 today. But to return to our question: Why are investors rushing back in now?

4 Possible Reasons Stocks Are Rising: Several reasons suggest themselves...

Reasons 1: The Federal Reserve sliced interest rates last week - the third occasion this year - and for a total of 75 basis points. And as explains Raymond James: "Over the last 30 years, when the Fed has implemented an “insurance” rate cut policy of 75 basis points, the equity market has been “lights out” as the S&P 500 has posted a 12-month forward return of about 23%, on average.

Reasons 2: Markets are again hopeful the United States and China will come to terms on trade. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced yesterday the combatants were making excellent progress toward a “phase one” trade accord. A successful resolution would lift tariffs on some $156 billion of Chinese exports, presently scheduled to enter force Dec. 15. (Negotiations appear to have faltered somewhat today… for what it is worth.)

Reasons 3: Corporate stock buybacks this year - despite recent slackening - should nonetheless turn in their second-largest year on record.

Reasons 4: Stocks as a whole are surpassing earnings estimates.

These reasons and more we can cite. But do they haul the full cargo of explanation? We are unconvinced.

Look to the Federal Reserve: Is the primary reason the stock market once again scales record heights… and that poker chips are piling up on the table’s center… Because the Federal Reserve has been slyly hosing in floods of liquidity? The short-term lending market nearly seized in September as liquidity ran dry. The Federal Reserve’s New York command center therefore grabbed the hoses… and gave the “repo” market a good soaking. A temporary expedient, they labeled it. But long experience teaches that nothing can be so permanent as a temporary expedient.

Our agents inform us the New York Federal Reserve has emptied in some $250 billion since September. We hazard a healthful portion of that $250 billion has gone to funding speculative activity on Wall Street. And the hoses pump yet.

Furthermore, this we have on the Federal Reserve’s own word: these same hoses will pump “at least” through next year’s second quarter. Jerome Powell insists these “open market operations” are not quantitative easing. Apologists claim they are merely plugging a leak within the financial plumbing. And in detail, they may well be correct. But these operations have expanded the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet... precisely as if they were quantitative easing.

QE4? The balance sheet expanded over $50 billion last week alone and exceeds $4 trillion. “The Fed can deny that they’re doing quantitative easing,” argues permanent bear Peter Schiff - who styles current operations QE4. He adds: “But they can’t hide the numbers. They can’t hide their balance sheet.”

Is QE4, as you style it, even larger than QE3, Mr. Schiff? The Fed is expanding its balance sheet right now at about twice the pace that it was expanding its balance sheet when it was doing QE3. So QE4, whether they admit it or not, is much, much bigger than QE3, and it’s going to continue, and it is going to accelerate.And is QE4 responsible for the latest stock market spree?

And that is what is driving the stock market… They’re doing quantitative easing, and they’re going to print as much money as they have to keep the markets going up and to keep the economy propped up. Just so. But stocks are vastly expensive by history’s standards. By some measures today’s valuations rise even above 1929’s and 2008’s. Will today’s lemmings make much money in this stock market - as they go hoofing for the cliff? The odds strike us as… slim. That is because the higher things rise, the further they fall.

A Losing Bet: Assume today’s obscene valuations. From these heights, history argues the Dow Jones may plunge some 35% next time.* Meantime, we understand that options traders are lowering their guard of late. These fine folks take out “call” options in anticipation market gains. They conversely take out “put” options to insure against losses. When the number of calls runs too far ahead of puts, it is evidence the guard is down. And a lowered guard invites a blow. That presently appears to be the case.

The last occasion the ratio of calls to puts attained current highs was on Jan. 23, 2018 - immediately prior to a market thumping. We must assume investors presently streaming into the stock market will come ultimately to grief… as they did in 2001… and 2008. When precisely, we do not know. But “experience keeps a dear school,” as Benjamin Franklin affirmed two centuries ago - and “fools will learn in no other.”
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* "EvG predicts, “All of these bubble assets that are based on just credit and credit expansion are going to implode measured in real terms, measured in gold. I expect the stock market and the property market to lose at least 95% or more in real terms. The next up cycle for gold (and silver) has started. The next phase of this market has started, and it is going to go on for a long, long time. It is going to go to levels that will be hard to believe today. The world cannot have solid growth until this debt has imploded. The transition will be terrible, but I don’t see any other solution to this. The debt can only be wiped out by also wiping out all the asset values. You can’t just make the debt disappear and have the assets stand there at the values that they are today. When this debt is written off or implodes, or whatever they want to call it, that means all these assets are going to go down. That’s why I am saying it is going to go down 95% against gold. There is absolutely no other way, in my view.”

          

ILLINOIS STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21: Ellman votes in favor of lowering out-of-pocket insulin cost

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Delta Airlines faced backlash for omitting same-sex scenes from 'Booksmart' and 'Rocketman.' Here’s why the in-flight censorship standards are so ambiguous.

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The Kids Are All Right

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A second generation returns to run one of Richmond’s restaurant empires.

Kyle Healy remembers the exact moment he decided to move home to be closer to his parents and siblings.

Driving back to New York from a happy family vacation, Kyle’s wife, entrepreneur Naa-Sakle Akuete said, “You know, I’m self-employed so I can work anywhere. The only thing keeping us from moving to Richmond is you.”

And Healy thought, she’s right. Let’s do it.

The moment is remarkable because Healy, at age 34, was leaving a 10-year career that began with interning and then producing for comedian and late-night host Stephen Colbert. And for what? To come to Richmond and run a restaurant. 

Granted, it’s not just any restaurant. It’s the Housepitality Family’s collection of Boathouse and Casa del Barco locations, Richmond institutions started by Kevin Healy 32 years ago when he bought the Sunday Park restaurant in Midlothian. 

Healy has built one of Richmond’s most successful restaurant empires. Housepitality Family now operates eight restaurants, including two that opened last month. The restaurants are full of repeat customers. Employees stay for years, sometimes decades. 

At the beginning of September, Kyle joined his brother Colin and sister Paige to begin taking over the Housepitality Family business. The debut of Island Shrimp Co., their new tropical food spot in Chesterfield, shows that a former comedy producer, a musician and an outdoor leadership trainer can not only run a restaurant empire, they might even do it better than dad. 

The Healys will become Richmond’s first family of the restaurant world — operating one of the largest restaurant groups in the city, and among the few moving into second-generation management.

The Prodigal Daughter

Paige, 32, was the first of the family to return home.

Those who knew her growing up describe her as an energetic tomboy, busing tables at Sunday Park. With an athletic build and loose blond hair, Paige is constantly in motion. She majored in outdoor education and leadership, with a minor in ceramics. The ceramics eventually won out. 

“I’ve always been very passionately creative,” she says. “I wanted more opportunity for creativity and the Rocketts Landing location had just opened. Suddenly my dad went from a single restaurant owner to a team.”

This team of people was doing events, working on operations and opening new locations, she says. “The team concept was very interesting because there was a creative aspect: What does the menu look like? How do we keep enhancing it, how do we keep locations feeling the same? I knew I wanted to add to it.” 

In early 2013, Paige left her job at a nonprofit in Wyoming and got serious about food. She moved to Italy and attended culinary school. In 2015 she returned to Richmond with an Italian husband, Gregorio Spinzo, who now runs Dinner in the Field. 

“I didn’t think any of them would come back,” says Deana Chiocca, who has tended and managed the bars at Sunday Park (and Rocketts) since before Healy bought the place, when Paige was barely a toddler.

“They were always around, and they would help out wherever they could,” Chiocca remembers. “But then Paige had a good thing going out West. Kyle went up to New York and Comedy Central — how do you leave that? And Colin is so passionate about his music. Kevin and Peggy always encouraged them to make their own choices.” 

Dad may have encouraged independence, but he was elated at Paige’s return.

“It’s every parent’s dream,” he says. “Friends would say, ‘You want your kids to take over, but Paige is majoring in outdoor leadership,’ and I’d say, ‘Gee, sounds like management to me, it’s perfect.’” 

The Musician

Colin had stayed in Richmond, holding down his half of Colin & Caroline, a music duo he started with high-school sweetheart, now wife, Caroline Mauck. 

The two made some local headlines when pop star Kesha tweeted their cover of her song “Die Young” to her more than 3 million followers and they become YouTube darlings, their music featured on the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.”

But Colin began realizing a few years ago that while he could never abandon music, he wanted a more stable income than online music downloads. Now 29, he had been working off and on at the restaurants since he was 12, also doing some graphic design and recording work. The two also occasionally play in Boathouse restaurants. 

“A lot of people consider the restaurant industry risky,” Colin says. “But when you’re coming into it from the music industry, it feels pretty safe.”

A musician with a quiet, almost dreamy demeanor and a perpetual soft smile may not seem obviously destined for the financial arm of the business, but his father saw it differently.

“Colin was our youngest, the first to grow up with all the technology,” Kevin says. “And in business now, programs and computers are what’s driving back-end operations. He’s a whiz at this stuff.”

When Housepitality installed a new accounting software program two years ago, Dad offered Colin an opportunity to join the company full time. He spent six months immersed in learning and implementing the new program, then moved to overseeing the financial team.  

When Kyle mentioned a few months ago that he was seriously considering moving to Richmond, his family sensed a tectonic shift.

“The pull of a family business is strong,” Kyle says. “And after 10 years of doing anything, if it’s not as exciting to you as the day you started, it’s time to look around. I was appreciating my family more and more, and we decided that if we moved to Richmond we could have something really special.” 

Paige felt it too. “We all have different superpowers, and when we come together we are like Captain Planet,” she says.

“We’ve been trying to get my brother to move down for 10 years,” Colin says. “The three of us are a very strong unit. We’re about to kick into high gear here because we are all back together.” 

Kyle’s take on the superpower reunion invites a laugh.

“Hopefully they like having me back down here,” he says. “They always said they missed me so now we can put that to the test.” 

New management style

The Housepitality Family’s success has been based less on creative cutting-edge food and more on Healy’s early training in chain restaurant management and his ability to anticipate trends. For example, he located the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing far before the area was trendy. As the first retail business, it pulled in other development.

Healy is an operations specialist who loves checklists and extensive training programs, making sure that every guest’s experience — from the garnish on an oyster sampler plate to the polished front door to the dining room music settings —is exactly right and exactly the same each time. 

“Checklists are a good example of how to create efficiencies to run a better business,” says Matthew Adler, a former chef and now owner of MRA Culinary Solutions consulting firm in Washington “That’s more important today because restaurant profitability is lower than ever.”

Rising labor costs and shortages are now the biggest challenge to food service profitability, but Housepitality’s newest restaurant, Island Shrimp Co., introduces some trendy solutions for running a sit-down restaurant with fewer staff. 

For example, guests can slip a colored coaster-sized card into a wire stand to catch a server’s attention. And they fill out their own orders on pre-printed paper menus. These small tweaks help each server manage a greater number of tables, while maintaining a high level of service for guests.

Adler says that good management right now is about operating any food establishment using less labor.

“This can involve maximizing technology, like a guest orders through an iPad, electronic order system or orders through an app ahead of time,” Adler says. “That reduces that touch point and having to pay an hourly rate to someone.” 

Another trend evident in Island Shrimp’s design is architectural — the use of freight containers in the building. Freight containers are a modern and sustainable building material gaining traction in London, New York and other major cities, but firsts for Richmond.  

The Island Shrimp team also went on research trips to taste dishes on menus from Hawaii to Jamaica. 

“I don’t know anyone else who does that, sends the chef traveling,” says Bryan Gradwell, who has been the Performance Food Group’s salesman for the Boarthouse for 20 years. “In the early days, Kevin would take all the employees up to D.C. or somewhere to try out different restaurants for a day. Kevin is always looking ahead, into the future.” 

What’s interesting is that Island Shrimp’s smart, trendy details didn’t come from the Healy patriarch.

“My dad said, ‘Let’s open a place based on shrimp, it’s the number one seafood seller,’” Paige says. “And then he totally gave it to me. It was the right time for me to take the reins. I was hungry for it.” 

A steady transition

The kids are ready to jump in, but the ownership transition will be slow.

At age 65, Healy isn’t ready to fully back away just yet. Partly because his heirs, especially newcomer Kyle, still have a lot to learn. Kyle is tall, like his dad, and he has his dad’s deadpan sense of humor. He’s coming up to speed by rotating through all the restaurant departments, including serving, hosting and bartending. 

“I always thought bartending was about mixing and serving drinks,” he says. “I never realized how much of it is wiping. Wiping and cleaning.” 

Colin is the chief financial officer and Paige is the chief creative officer. Kyle jokingly titles himself trainee-in-chief.

“This is the first time I’ve worked with my siblings professionally and it’s given me a whole new way to appreciate them, not just as a nice brother and sister but as savvy businesspeople,” he says. “Every time I walk into one of the spaces Paige has designed, I’m blown away. And watching Colin go through the week’s financials, talking about cost of goods sold, profit and loss, I can’t believe this is my little brother.” 

Another reason for a gradual transition of ownership is that the family wants to craft a business agreement that gives Healy back the value he has invested in the business. In other words, the kids must earn the company — it’s not a free lunch. 

Healy also wants to make sure there are no surprises for his longtime management team, for whom the average tenure is 17 plus years. 

“I don’t plan to be less involved,” Healy says. “I just intend for the kids to be more involved.”

So far, many at Housepitality sound downright excited. 

“We’ve all been very impressed,” says Deana Chiocca. “I see more of Paige than the others and she is just fantastic. Her vision and design have really taken hold. How could Kevin and Peggy not be proud? Your kids go off and do their thing and then come back.” 

Apparently, the family that works together stays together. The Healys not only share a business, but they and their spouses plan to continue their tradition of taking a big family vacation together every year. Healy echoes his children’s enthusiasm when he talks about what the future holds. 

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, but now I kind of feel like our group is only just getting going. There are so many possibilities and so many directions we can go. It’s very exciting.” 


          

Automobili Lamborghini in Space: carbon fiber materials research on the International Space Station

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Stihl MS500i Chainsaw with 25" Bar

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Stihl MS500i Chainsaw with 25" Bar

First ever chainsaw with STIHL Injection Technology. The best power-to-weight ratio on the market, and the simplest operation. Ideally suited to arboriculture and harvesting and processing large timber. All thanks to its unique lightweight design and outstanding acceleration. New bumper spikes, HD2 filter, captive nut on the sprocket cover for easy chain change, controlled-delivery oil pump, and tool-free fuel cap for safe and easy filling with fuels and lubricants. Features and Benefits: STIHL Injection (i) - STIHL injection technology enables the MS 500i to achieve extremely high performance with extraordinarily low displacement and low weight. The saw uses innovative technology to achieve rapid acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h?in an unbelievable 0.25 seconds. The powerful saw is ready to use right away. Sensors measure air pressure and internal and external temperature, and pass information on to the control unit. This can use the identified values to determine the optimum fuel quantity and ignition timing. Best power-to-weight ratio - Its revolutionary chainsaw engine technology, and resulting intelligent lightweight construction result in the best power-to-weight ratio on the market. The optimised design – with lightweight sprocket cover, more compact engine unit, flywheel with a low design height, and a reduced-weight crankshaft adapted to the low weight of the flywheel – makes work significantly more comfortable. The MS 500i is ideal for heavy timber felling, cutting into lengths, and pruning. Decompression valve - The decompression valve is part of the easy starting system. The valve should be pressed before starting to reduce the compression pressure when starting, as well as reducing the effort needed to pull the starter rope. The decompression valve is semi-automatic; it must be pressed manually before starting, but then closes automatically. Sensor-controlled fuel metering - In addition to the external temperature sensor, the MS 500i also has a pressure and internal temperature sensor in its engine. This measures the environmental pressure on start-up, and during operation it checks the engine temperature and pressure in the crankcase. The electrical voltage generator delivers the required speed information. The control unit processes these values, meaning that the system adapts to the conditions of use. The fuel is then dosed at the optimum level, quickly resulting in perfect running characteristics. Very easy to start - The starting process is perfect, with no need for a start position, and easy access to the purger. STIHL 2-MIX-Engine - 1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%. Anti-vibration system - Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles. HD2 filter with radial seal - The new HD2 air filter, made from PET material and featuring a radial seal, prevents the intake of fine dust particles. The hermetic seal increases the service life of the engine and reduces wear. Captive nuts - When changing the cutting attachment, you will not risk losing the nuts on the sprocket. The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with the captive nuts. A great advantage for all users. Plunge guide - Marking has been added to the fan housing to assist with plunge cuts. This ensures better directional control and safe use of the machine during plunge cutting. Optimised bumper spikes - The tooth length of the bumper spikes has been adjusted to account for the radial contours of trees. The saw bites into wood even better when cutting lengths and felling. Side chain tensioner - The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain. STIHL ElastoStart - STIHL ElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is taken away from the user's joints and muscles through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle. Tool free filler caps - Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools. Optimised sprocket cover - The flatter, narrower sprocket cover with integrated slide rails reduces effort when pruning and ensures outstanding chip removal. STIHL Ematic with new oil pump system - The new oil pump system allows a higher volume of oil to be delivered. This is especially useful in dusty conditions or when using a long guide bar. Technical Specification: Displacement: 79.2 cm³ Power output: 5/6.8 kW/bhp Weight: 6.2 kg System weight: 7.47 / 7.78 kg Power-to-weight ratio: 1.2 kg/kW Sound pressure level: 106 dB(A) Sound power level: 119 dB(A) Vibration values left/right: 4.2/4 m/s² Oil pump: Adjustable Tank volume: 0.78 l Chain pitch: 3/8" Chain tensioning: Side chain tensioner Sprocket  number of teeth: 7 Filter: Cartridge filter HD2 Bumper spike: Steel spike Cylinder: 4 channel / chrome Oil tank volume: 325 cm³ Sprocket: Rim sprocket Anti vibration system: Full AV-System Filler cap: Tool-free tank cap Starting system: ElastoStart / manual fuel pump (purger) / non-return ignition / decompression valve / stop button EPA Certified fuel consumption: 2.707 l/h CO2: 707 g/kWh


          

Stihl MSA 200 C-BQ Cordless Electric Chainsaw

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Stihl MSA 200 C-BQ Cordless Electric Chainsaw

Stihl MSA 200 C-BQ Cordless Electric Chainsaw

The MSA 200 C-BQ cordless electric chainsaw is the most powerful cordless chainsaw in the range. Combining high torque and impressive cutting capacity, it is great for a range of tasks from garden maintenance and cutting firewood through to hedgelaying and wood working. There is no need to worry about the level of noise that the MSA 200 creates, the quiet EC motor allows you to work in noise sensitive areas without creating a fuss. STIHL has developed a ¼” PM3 saw chain, especially for the MSA 200 cordless electric chainsaw, which achieves outstanding cutting power and smooth running behaviour. Oil consumption can be reduced by up to 50%, with the Ematic chain lubrication system which provides maximum lubrication and longer wear. Both STIHL AP and STIHL AR batteries ( our backpack batteries) can be used with the MSA 200. In addition to this, there are many compatible accessories available including guide bars and saw chains, additional batteries, chargers, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and chain oils. Features and Benefits: STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B) - The STIHL chain quick tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the knob to set the optimum tension. No tools needed. Ematic chain lubrication system - The STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption that conventional methods of chain lubrication. The oil consumption can therefore be reduced by up to 50%. Two-handled operation - The ergonomically shaped handle and rear control handle with comfortable soft-grip component ensure safe working in all operating positions. Operating handle - The black soft component on the rear handle provides a secure and firm grip in all working positions. Toolless filler cap - The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap. STIHL Electric Motor (EC) -  is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing.   Technical Specification: Recommended battery : AP 300 (not included) Run time with AP 200 : up to 35 min Run time with AP 300 : up to 45 min Run time with AR 2000 : up to 160 min Run time with AR 3000 : up to 200 min Weight without battery : 2.9 kg Chain gauge : P 1/4 Vibration levels left/right : 4.6/3.9 m/s² Sound pressure level : 84 dB(A) Sound power level : 95 dB(A) Oil tank volume : 209 cm3 Cordless Technology : Lithium-Ion PRO Please Note: Batteries are not included in this product. Compatible power devices: AP100, AP200, AP300 rechargeable batteries, the AL 101, AL 300, AL 500 chargers and the AR3000 battery backpack, each sold separately. 


          

Stihl MSA 160 C-BQ Innovative Cordless Chainsaw

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Stihl MSA 160 C-BQ Innovative Cordless Chainsaw

Stihl MSA 160 C-BQ Innovative Cordless Chainsaw

The first STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ cordless chainsaw with outstanding cordless cutting power. This 36 V chainsaw fulfills even the highest demands for performance and working comfort and is the perfect assistant for property maintenance, horticulture, cutting firewood and sawing work in enclosed areas. With new, low-vibration and low-kickback 1/4" PM3 saw chain and 30cm/12" long guide bar for branches and small trees with a maximum diameter of 20 cm. Features and Benefits: STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B) - The STIHL chain quick tensioning system (B) makes it very easy to tension the chain. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the knob to set the optimum tension. No tools needed. Ematic chain lubrication system - The STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption that conventional methods of chain lubrication. The oil consumption can therefore be reduced by up to 50%. Two-handled operation - The ergonomically shaped handle and rear control handle with comfortable soft-grip component ensure safe working in all operating positions. Operating handle - The black soft component on the rear handle provides a secure and firm grip in all working positions. Toolless filler cap - The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap. STIHL Electric Motor (EC) -  is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing.   Technical Specification: Recommended battery : AP 200 (not included) Run time with AP 200 : up to 35min Run time with AP 300 : up to 50 min Run time with AR 2000 : up to 180 min Run time with AR 3000 : up to 230 min Weight : 3.2 kg Weight without battery : 2.7 kg Chain gauge :  P 1/4" Vibration levels left/right  : 2.7/2.9 m/s² Sound pressure level : 84 dB(A) Sound power level : 95 dB(A) Oil tank volume : 209 cm3 Cordless Technology : Lithium-Ion PRO Please Note: Batteries are not included in this product. Compatible power devices: AP100, AP200, AP300 rechargeable batteries, the AL 101, AL 300, AL 500 chargers and the AR3000 battery backpack each sold separately. 


          

Stihl Chainsaw MS180 31.8cc (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl Chainsaw MS180 31.8cc (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl Chainsaw MS180 31.8cc (Collect In Store Only)

The Stihl MS180 compact chainsaw for cutting firewood and property maintenance. The economical 2-MIX engine supplies the saw with plenty of power, whilst remaining light and well balanced. Easy access to side chain tensioner offers a simple approach to basic maintenance. Features and Benefits: STIHL 2-MIX-Engine - 1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%. Advanced combustion technology - Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range. Anti-vibration system - Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles. Compensator - This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs. Single-lever master control - All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.Side chain tensioner Side chain tensioner - The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain. Ematic chain lubrication system - The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.   Technical Specification: Displacement : 31.8  cm³ Power output : 1.4/1.9 kW/bhp Power-to-weight ratio  : 3 kg/kW Weight : 4.1 kg Sound pressure level : 100 dB(A) Sound power level : 112 dB(A) Vibration values left/right : 6.6/7.8 m/s² Oil tank volume : 145 cm3 Tank volume : 0.25 l


          

Stihl HT 103 Powerful Professional Telescopic Pole Pruner (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl HT 103 Powerful Professional Telescopic Pole Pruner (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl HT 103 Powerful Professional Telescopic Pole Pruner (Collect In Store Only)

The Stihl HT103 professional pole pruner for orchard and arborist work. Lightweight, compact transmission with captive nut on the sprocket cover, optimised cutting performance due to the 1/4" PM3 saw chain, 4-MIX® engine with a simplified start system. Highly ergonomic and very stable due to the reduced weight of the square-cut telescopic shaft. Total length: 270 – 390 cm.   Features and Benefits: STIHL 4-MIX engine : You can always rely on STIHL to keep setting new benchmarks this time with 4-stroke mixed lubrication technology. The STIHL 4-MIX engine, which runs on a fuel-oil mix just like a 2-stroke, offers the benefits without the compromises of 4-stroke power. STIHL 4-MIX engine technology provides fast acceleration, more power, added torque, lower noise, reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency to complete jobs quickly, quietly and more easily. Side Chain tensioning : The side chain tension is used to adjust the chain tension safely and easily. Telescopic pole : With the practical telescope shaft that can be fixed from 2.70m to 3.90m, you can easily reach branches up to a height of 5m.Tool-free oil tank cap. Tool-free oil tank cap : Tool-free filler cap for opening and closing of the oil tank without tools.Multi-function control handle Multi-function control handle : This houses all the engine controls. Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle. Anti-vibration system : Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles. Decompression system : The decompression system allows some of the compression pressure in the cylinder to escape, so less force on the starter rope is needed.Manual fuel pump (purger) Manual fuel pump (purger) : A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting pulls required following extended breaks in operations.   Technical Specification: Capacity cm3 : 31.4 Performance kW : 1.05 Performance hp : 1.4 Weight kg : 7.2 Sound pressure level dB(A) : 89 Sound power level dB(A) : 106 Vibration value, right m/s2 : 4.3 Vibration value, left m/s2 : 3.6 Total length (max) cm : 390 Standard Saw chain : PICCO 71 PM3 Chain pitch : 1/4"P  


          

Stihl HT 133 High Performance Pole Pruner for Professional Tree Maintenance (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl HT 133 High Performance Pole Pruner for Professional Tree Maintenance (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl HT 133 High Performance Pole Pruner for Professional Tree Maintenance (Collect In Store Only)

*** COLLECT @ STORE ONLY *** The Stihl HT 133 pole pruner with an ideal power to weight ratio for powerful cutting work in orchards and professional tree maintenance. Lightweight, compact transmission with captive nut on the sprocket cover, maximum cutting performance due to the 1/4" PM3 saw chain, 4-MIX® engine with simplified start system. Highly ergonomic and very stable due to the reduced weight of the square-cut telescopic shaft. Total length: 270 – 390 cm. Features and Benefits: STIHL 4-MIX engine : You can always rely on STIHL to keep setting new benchmarks this time with 4-stroke mixed lubrication technology. The STIHL 4-MIX engine, which runs on a fuel-oil mix just like a 2-stroke, offers the benefits without the compromises of 4-stroke power. STIHL 4-MIX engine technology provides fast acceleration, more power, added torque, lower noise, reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency to complete jobs quickly, quietly and more easily.Side Chain tensioningZoom Side Chain tensioning : The side chain tension is used to adjust the chain tension safely and easily.Telescopic poleZoom Telescopic pole : With the practical telescope shaft that can be fixed from 2.70m to 3.90m, you can easily reach branches up to a height of 5m.Tool-free oil tank capZoom Tool-free oil tank cap : Tool-free filler cap for opening and closing of the oil tank without tools.Multi-function control handleZoom Multi-function control handle : This houses all the engine controls. Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle.Anti-vibration systemZoom Anti-vibration system : Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.Decompression systemZoom Decompression system : The decompression system allows some of the compression pressure in the cylinder to escape, so less force on the starter rope is needed.Manual fuel pump (purger)Zoom Manual fuel pump (purger) : A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting pulls required following extended breaks in operations.Shoulder strap / carrying systemZoom Shoulder strap / carrying system : Using a STIHL shoulder strap or carrying harness with soft padding makes work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.   Technical Specification: Capacity cm3 : 36.3 Performance kW : 1.4 Performance hp : 1.9 Weight kg : 7.2 Sound pressure level dB(A) : 93 Sound power level dB(A) : 109 Vibration value, right m/s2 : 4.3 Vibration value, left m/s2 : 3.6 Total length (max) cm : 390 Standard Saw chain : PICCO 71 PM3 Chain pitch : 1/4"P


          

Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ Compact Cordless Chainsaw with AK 20 Battery and AL 101 Charger

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Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ Compact Cordless Chainsaw with AK 20 Battery and AL 101 Charger

Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ Compact Cordless Chainsaw with AK 20 Battery and AL 101 Charger

The light weight and superbly balanced MSA 120 C-BQ is perfectly suited to pruning back small branches around the garden and for cutting up smaller logs for the fire. Impressive run time and quick charging means you can work uninterrupted and for longer to get the job done. Features and Benefits: AL 101 charger Charger for the STIHL Compact Cordless System. With operating mode indicator (LED) and cable tie with Velcro tape. The charger can be wall mounted if required. AK 20 Battery 36 V Lithium-Ion battery for the Compact Cordless System with an impressive 118 Wh capacity. The battery run time differs depending on which tool it is fitted to, see individual models for more information. With charge level indicator (LED). Use in conjunction with the AL 101 battery charger.  Quiet technology The STIHL Compact Cordless System tools are so quiet you don't even need to wear ear protection. STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning. STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning The STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning system makes it very easy to tension the chain. Simply release the sprocket cover and turn the thumb wheel to set the optimum tension. No tools needed. Ematic chain lubrication system. Ematic Chain Lubrication System The STIHL Ematic chain lubrication system provides maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption that conventional methods of chain lubrication. The oil consumption can therefore be reduced by up to 50%. STIHL Electric Motor. STIHL Electric Motor  The STIHL electric motor is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing. Technical Specification: Battery Technology: Lithium-Ion COMPACT Rated voltage: 36 V Weight: 2.5 kg Sound pressure level; 83 dB(A) Sound power level: 94 dB(A) Vibration levels left/right: 3.4 / 3.2 M/s² Run time with AK20 battery at 100% charge: Up to 35 mins Oil tank volume: 110 cm3 Chain gauge: 1/4" Bar length: 12" Rollomatic E, cutting length: 30 cm STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type : Picco Micro 3 (PM3) Please Note: Batteries are not included in this product. Compatible power devices: AK 10, AK 20, AK 30 rechargeable batteries and the AL 101, AL 300 and AL 500 chargers, each sold separately.


          

Stihl Powerful Forestry Chain Saw MS362 C-M (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl Powerful Forestry Chain Saw MS362 C-M (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl Powerful Forestry Chain Saw MS362 C-M (Collect In Store Only)

*** COLLECT @ STORE ONLY *** Robust and powerful, everyday forestry chainsaw, designed and built for the professional. Ideal for long sawing sessions harvesting wood. With 2-MIX engine and M-Tronic technology. The electronic self-tuning engine management system means that the fuel supply is electronically controlled and the machine automatically adapts to operating and ambient conditions, ensuring optimal engine performance every time. The memory function remembers previous operating conditions and allows you to restart quickly after an extended break. With easy-clean HD2 filter, controlled-delivery oil pump and practical features such as a stainless steel muffler, captive nuts on the sprocket cover and monocoque cover with three quick release fasteners. The 2-MIX technology in the innovative STIHL MS 362 C-M ensures up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 50% emissions reduction compared to the same power STIHL two-stroke engines without 2-MIX technology.


          

Stihl Chainsaw MS241 C-M - 42.6cc w/ M-Tronic (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl Chainsaw MS241 C-M - 42.6cc w/ M-Tronic (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl Chainsaw MS241 C-M - 42.6cc w/ M-Tronic (Collect In Store Only)

*** COLLECT @ STORE ONLY *** The new STIHL MS 241 C-M professional chain saw is compact, agile and raring to go, with M-Tronic as standard. Fuel metering is controlled electronically and automatically adjusts to environmental conditions, to deliver optimal engine performance. Other great features include: an easy to clean HD2 filter, new STIHL professional anti-vibration system, chain tensioner, 'patented' captive nuts on the chain sprocket cover, easy access quick-lock bayonet fittings on one-piece shroud and memory function.  


          

Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS211 C-BE 35.2cc ErgoStart & Quick Chain Tension (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS211 C-BE 35.2cc ErgoStart & Quick Chain Tension (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS211 C-BE 35.2cc ErgoStart & Quick Chain Tension (Collect In Store Only)

*** COLLECT @ STORE ONLY *** The MS 211 C-BE chain saw has it all. With low-emission engine technology, and additional "Comfort" features like our Chain Quick Tensioning (B) and ErgoStart (E) system, you get lower fuel consumption, fast and easy chain adjustment, and easier starting. Designed around operator comfort, this STIHL chain saw is perfect for cutting firewood or felling small trees. Features Reduced-emission engine technology Advanced combustion technology Pre-separation air filtration system Anti-vibration system Chain Quick Tensioning (B) Tool free filler caps Compensator Ematic chain lubrication system Manual fuel pump (Purger) Single-lever master control STIHL ErgoStart (E) STIHL ErgoStart (E):Easy starting with less effort due to an additional spring between the crankshaft and the rope rotor. A smooth pull on the starter rope tensions the spring against the compression resistance of the engine. The jerks are not transmitted to the rope. The spring automatically transmits the stored energy to the crankshaft, causing it to turn and ensuring reliable starting of the engine.Chain Quick Tensioning (B):After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.


          

Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS181 - 31.8cc (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS181 - 31.8cc  (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS181 - 31.8cc (Collect In Store Only)

Packed with new technology—at a value price—the STIHL MS 181 chain saw is designed to reduce vibrations, making it more comfortable to operate. This chain saw also features reduced-emission engine technology, which lowers fuel consumption as well as emissions; maintaining good cutting speed. Perfect for cutting firewood, for building work and for felling small trees. Features: Advanced combustion technology - Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range. STIHL 2-MIX-Engine - 1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%. Anti-vibration system - Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles. Pre-separation air filtration system - STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct. Compensator - This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs. Single-lever master control - All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever. Side chain tensioner - The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain. Ematic chain lubrication system - The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%. Tool free filler caps - Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools. Specification: Displacement: 31.8 cm³ Power output: 1.5/2 kW/bhp Power-to-weight ratio: 2.9 kg/kW Weight 1): 4.3 kg Sound pressure level 2): 100 dB(A)  Sound power level 2): 112 dB(A) Vibration values left/right 3): 3.5/3 m/s² STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type: 3/8" P PM3 Chain brake: QuickStop Oil tank volume: 265 cm³ Tank volume: 0.27 litres 1) Without fuel, without bar and chain  2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)  3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ² 


          

Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS181 C-BE 31.8cc ErgoStart & Quick Chain Tension (Collect In Store Only)

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Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS181 C-BE 31.8cc ErgoStart & Quick Chain Tension (Collect In Store Only)

Stihl Comfort Chainsaw MS181 C-BE 31.8cc ErgoStart & Quick Chain Tension (Collect In Store Only)

  *** COLLECT @ STORE ONLY *** CALL 0141 429 4444 TO ORDER *** Similar to the MS 181, the STIHL MS 181 C-BE has additional "Comfort" features, including the ErgoStart (E) system and Chain Quick Tensioning (B), making this chain saw virtually effortless to start and easy to maintain. Perfect for cutting firewood or felling trees up to 12 inches in diameter, it is a lightweight practical chain saw with convenient features you can rely on. Features Reduced-emission engine technology Advanced combustion technology Pre-separation air filtration system Anti-vibration system Chain Quick Tensioning (B) Tool free filler caps Compensator Ematic chain lubrication system Manual fuel pump (Purger) Single-lever master control STIHL ErgoStart (E) STIHL ErgoStart (E):Easy starting with less effort due to an additional spring between the crankshaft and the rope rotor. A smooth pull on the starter rope tensions the spring against the compression resistance of the engine. The jerks are not transmitted to the rope. The spring automatically transmits the stored energy to the crankshaft, causing it to turn and ensuring reliable starting of the engine.Chain Quick Tensioning (B):After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.


          

Kohl’s Black Friday: Shark Rocket DeluxePro Corded Stick Vacuum ONLY $84.99 (Reg $300)

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Kohl’s Black Friday: Shark Rocket DeluxePro Corded Stick Vacuum ONLY $84.99 (Reg $300)

Kohl’s Black Friday: Shark Rocket DeluxePro Corded Stick Vacuum ONLY $84.99 (Reg $300)

Looking for a great deal on vacuum? Score Shark Rocket DeluxePro Corded Stick Vacuum for ONLY $84.99 (Reg $300) in the Black Friday sale at Kohl’s.

Plus you will get $15 in Kohl’s Cash when you spend $50.  In addition you can use 15% off coupon code THANKS15 for most of their final sale prices.

This deal start online Monday 11/25 CT and in store at 5pm CT 11/28, through Friday.

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Bordeaux wine fired into #Space to test ageing

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A Northrop Grumman rocket blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia on 2 November, sending the Bordeaux wines into space among 3,700kg of research and supply cargo that also included a ...
          

Other: Ammunition Specialist - Houston, Texas

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Firearms and other projectile weapons are only as good as the ammunition that goes in them. That makes the storage and distribution of ammunition - all ammunition - an undertaking of paramount importance. As the Ammunition Specialist, you'll ensure this vital job is done correctly through precise handling, storage, and documentation of ordnance. The primary responsibility of an Army National Guard Ammunition Specialist is to ensure the proper receipt, storage, documentation, and issuance of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and related items. These duties may include the inspection, modification, and demilitarization of various munitions. You will also learn how to maintain nuclear weapons, and how to handle, test, and maintain missiles and rockets. Job Duties - Operate computer hardware and software/utilities or keep manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures - Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures - Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction Some of the Skills You'll Learn - Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications - Explosives demolition operations - Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems Helpful Skills - Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry - Ability to communicate effectively - Interest in planning and organizing - Work calmly under stress Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Ammunition Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, as well as seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Benefits - Paid training - A monthly paycheck - Montgomery GI Bill - Federal and State tuition assistance - Retirement benefits for part-time service - Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) - 401(k)-type savings plan - Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) - Health care benefits available - VA home loans - Bonuses, if applicable - Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements - Military enlistment in the Army National Guard - Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate - Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 - Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards - Must meet citizenship requirements (see ***************** for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. ()
          

Kb4 Rocket Factory Service Work Shop Manual Download

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Kb4 Rocket Factory Service Work Shop Manual Download
          

The NHS is a precious thing. Try being ill in the US if you don’t believe this | Mary O’Hara

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If we allow US ‘big pharma’ to get its hands on the NHS, drug costs will rocket and millions will be priced out of healthcare

The NHS is likely to take centre stage in next month’s election. Debate to date has focused on what the health service might look like in a post-Brexit world if America’s for-profit buccaneer “big pharma” gain a significant foothold following a US-UK trade deal. Jeremy Corbyn was spot on when he launched a salvo during PMQs charging that the NHS was in “greater danger” than at any time since its inception, whatever mealy-mouthed pledges Boris Johnson makes. The financial vultures have been circling for some time. And, as Channel 4’s Dispatches programme revealed, secret trade discussions have been under way with a view to ramping up the cost of drugs sold by US corporations to the NHS, which could cost the health service a whopping £27bn.

If you are in the UK and not deeply concerned about the prospect of the NHS coming to mirror the US healthcare system after Brexit, think again. Take it from someone who has what would be regarded as “good” health insurance cover by US standards: don’t go there. Studies have shown that US healthcare costs have been spiralling for years and that as a percentage of GDP, are as much as double those of other wealthy nations. Yet, on a number of crucial health outcome measures, including maternal and infant mortality, the country performs much worse than other rich countries. In the US, millions of people have gone bankrupt because they can’t afford to pay medical bills, while the price of drugs, such as insulin, have gone through the roof. Many people ration medicines, or have to choose between paying for them or the rent.

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Elton John : rocket m*n by Roberts, Chris, 1959- author.

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"A celebratory retrospective of one of popular music's most enduring and beloved stars, as he tours the world one last time." -- amazon.com.
          

Other: Ammunition Specialist - Houston, Texas

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Firearms and other projectile weapons are only as good as the ammunition that goes in them. That makes the storage and distribution of ammunition - all ammunition - an undertaking of paramount importance. As the Ammunition Specialist, you'll ensure this vital job is done correctly through precise handling, storage, and documentation of ordnance. The primary responsibility of an Army National Guard Ammunition Specialist is to ensure the proper receipt, storage, documentation, and issuance of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and related items. These duties may include the inspection, modification, and demilitarization of various munitions. You will also learn how to maintain nuclear weapons, and how to handle, test, and maintain missiles and rockets. Job Duties - Operate computer hardware and software/utilities or keep manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures - Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures - Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction Some of the Skills You'll Learn - Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications - Explosives demolition operations - Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems Helpful Skills - Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry - Ability to communicate effectively - Interest in planning and organizing - Work calmly under stress Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Ammunition Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, as well as seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Benefits - Paid training - A monthly paycheck - Montgomery GI Bill - Federal and State tuition assistance - Retirement benefits for part-time service - Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) - 401(k)-type savings plan - Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) - Health care benefits available - VA home loans - Bonuses, if applicable - Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements - Military enlistment in the Army National Guard - Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate - Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 - Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards - Must meet citizenship requirements (see ***************** for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. ()
          

You Sunk My Battleship

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Preface

People who make military policy and amateurs who follow it alike are in something of a vacuum when it comes to naval warfare.  While the Navy is a very large share of the United States Defense Department budget, there have been so few skirmishes in the past fifty years or so that it is hard to get a reality check on the multi-billion dollar expenditures involved. The few incidents which have occurred, meanwhile, have taken on disproportionate importance.  

While some naval history is too distant to be of much use, from the ramming battles between glorified rowboats of the Greeks, to the days of sails and cannons, it is fair, at least, to look at the experience of World War II, the last full fledged blue sea naval campaign in world history.  This experience has informed much of the current conventional wisdom regarding naval warfare, and while the lessons learned in World War II need to be updated to reflect technological advances that have taken place since then, they are too recent to safely ignore.

Among other things, World War II taught the lesson that the heavy armor of a battleship was no match for modern offensive weapons. 

As the Wikipedia article linked above explains:
Battleships were the largest and most complex, and hence the most expensive warships of their time; as a result, the value of investment in battleships has always been contested. 
As the French politician Etienne Lamy wrote in 1879, "The construction of battleships is so costly, their effectiveness so uncertain and of such short duration, that the enterprise of creating an armored fleet seems to leave fruitless the perseverance of a people". The Jeune École school of thought of the 1870s and 1880s sought alternatives to the crippling expense and debatable utility of a conventional battlefleet. It proposed what would nowadays be termed a sea denial strategy, based on fast, long-ranged cruisers for commerce raiding and torpedo boat flotillas to attack enemy ships attempting to blockade French ports. 
The ideas of the Jeune École were ahead of their time; it was not until the 20th century that efficient mines, torpedoes, submarines, and aircraft were available that allowed similar ideas to be effectively implemented. The determination of powers such as Germany to build battlefleets with which to confront much stronger rivals has been criticised by historians, who emphasise the futility of investment in a battlefleet that has no chance of matching its opponent in an actual battle.
Large Warships In Existing Navies

Today, there are only two ships of the battleship class in the world, both in the Russian Navy, only one of which is in active service, the 28,000 ton Admiral Nakhimov commissioned in 1988 is currently undergoing refit and is out of service, and the 28,000 ton Pyotr Velikiy, of the same class commissioned in 1998 is in active service.  

The 14,564 ton Zumwalt class destroyer of the U.S. Navy, the largest warship in the U.S. Navy that is not an aircraft carrier or non-combatant logistics ship, and is is arguably misclassified as a destroyer deserves a battleship designation. Just three Zumwalt class destroyers have three have been built (and no more have been ordered). One was commissioned in 2016, one was commissioned in 2019, and one is awaiting a commission later this year. It cost $7.5 billion per ship of total cost to build and has been severely criticized:
Mike Fredenburg analyzed the program for National Review after Zumwalt broke down in the Panama Canal in November 2016, and he concluded that the ship's problems "are emblematic of a defense procurement system that is rapidly losing its ability to meet our national security needs." Fredenburg went on to detail problems relating to the skyrocketing costs, lack of accountability, unrealistic goals, a flawed concept of operations, the perils of designing a warship around stealth, and the failure of the Advanced Gun System. He concludes:

"The Zumwalt is an unmitigated disaster. Clearly it is not a good fit as a frontline warship. With its guns neutered, its role as a primary anti-submarine-warfare asset in question, its anti-air-warfare capabilities inferior to those of our current workhorse, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and its stealth not nearly as advantageous as advertised, the Zumwalt seems to be a ship without a mission."
Indeed, only twenty navies in the world have surface warships (including aircraft carriers, but not transport ships) larger than a frigate: U.S. (111), Japan (48), China (33), Russia (20), India (14), France (14), United Kingdom (7), Norway (5), Italy (4), Taiwan (4), Netherlands (4), Denmark (3), Germany (3), South Korea (3), Egypt (3), Saudi Arabia (3), Spain (2), Brazil (1), Thailand (1), and Morocco (1).

Only seven of these countries (China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Thailand and Morocco) would plausibly be U.S. naval warfare adversaries in the foreseeable future (while many of the remaining thirteen countries would likely be allies of the U.S. in an future naval warfare in their region). These seven plausible adversaries have 62 large surface warships ships combined. Of these only China and Russia are really serious concerns militarily and they have 53 large surface warships combined.

The Russian fleet's large ships, moreover, are split between several global regions that are distant from each other in some case (Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific). The aircraft carrier, the battleship, one smaller cruiser, and six destroyers are in Russia's Northern fleet. One smaller cruiser and five destroyers are in Russia's Pacific fleet. One of its smaller cruisers and one of its destroyers are in Russia's Black Sea fleet. Three of its destroyers are in Russia's Baltic fleet.

Several other plausible U.S. naval warfare adversaries such as Iran and North Korea have submarines but no large surface combatants.

Currently, the U.S. has 20 aircraft carriers (11 "super carriers" of 100,000 tons or more, and 9 amphibious assault ships which can carry helicopters, Osprey aircraft, Harrier aircraft or F-35B aircraft of 40,000-45,000 tons), Italy has 2, Japan has 4, France has 4, Australia has 2, Egypt has 2, and Brazil, China, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom each have one. In all there are 42 aircraft carriers in active naval service in the world.

Five aircraft carriers (one each from the U.K., China, Russia, India and France in order of size) are between the size of a U.S. super carrier and the smallest U.S. amphibious assault ship ranging from 42,000 to 65,000 tons (and only four of these from the China, Russia, India and France, and the ten U.S. super carriers, allow for something other than a vertical landing). The other eighteen aircraft carriers range from 11,486 tons to 27,100 tons (eleven of which are restricted to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey). All twenty-seven carriers under 42,000 tons and two larger aircraft (one from the U.S. at 45,000 tons and one from the U.K. at 65,000 tons) are restricted either to short takeoff vertical landing aircraft such as an F-35B or a Harrier, or to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Eleven more carriers (including two that are only VTOL carriers) are undergoing sea trials or ordered: the U.S. 3, China 3, and South Korea, India, Italy and Turkey one each.

Currently, the U.S. has 22 cruisers (10,000 tons each) and Russia has 4 (one battleship with 28,000 tons and three cruisers with 12,500 tons) in active service. In all there are 27 cruisers in active naval service in the world. The U.S. cruisers are virtually indistinguishable from its destroyers and slightly inferior to them as they are older designs.

Currently, the U.S. has 69 destroyers (including 2 of the Zumwalt class), Japan has 44, China has 32, Russia has 15, India has 13, France has 10, the U.K. has 6, Norway has 5Taiwan has 4, the Netherlands has 4Germany has 3, Denmark has 3South Korea has 3Saudi Arabia has 3, Italy has 2, Egypt has 1, Morocco has 1, and Spain has 1. The largest destroyer in active service (other than the two Zumwalt class destroyers in active service) is 10,290 tons and many of which are considerably smaller. Some of the destroyer class ships are larger, more capable ships actually called frigates in an effort to make comparisons comparable. All ships classified as frigates for these purposes are under 5,000 tons, although a few particularly capable frigates between 4,000 and 5,000 tons are classified as destroyers. There are 219 destroyers in all of the world's navies combined.

In all there are 42 aircraft carriers over 11,000 tons and 7 other surface combatants over 11,000 tons in naval service in the world. Of those, 20 aircraft carriers and 2 other surface combatants are in the U.S. Navy and 1 aircraft carrier and 4 other surface combatants (one battleship and three cruisers) are in the Russian Navy. The other navies of the world have 21 aircraft carriers, only 10 of which are more than VTOL helicopter carriers. There are 244 other surface combatants bigger than frigates in the world in active naval service (of which 67 are in the U.S. Navy and 15 are in the Russian Navy).

The Japanese Naval Experience

The case that really brought this home for the Japanese was the sinking of the battleship Yamato.  This 71,000 ton ship with massive 18 inch guns was tough.  It  had previously survived a hit from a torpedo delivered by a U.S. submarine on Christmas Day in 1943, and two bombs that hit it in October of 1944, in the Leyte Gulf.  Two more 36,000 ton Japanese battleships, the Fuso and the Yamashiro, were sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes in that same October battle.  Bombs damaged the 39,000 ton Japanese battleship Nagato in the battle of the Leyte Gulf badly enough to remove it from action. Ultimately, air power prevailed over the big guns and heavy armor of the pinnacle of the battleship era.  On April 7, 1945, the Yamato was sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft and it took 2,498 Japanese sailors with it.  The 32,000 ton Japanese battleship Ise (already removed from service nine months earlier by a mine), and Japanese battleships Hyunga and Haruna were sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft in July of 1945.

Japan had already lost its 32,000 ton battlecruiser Kirishima to 16” naval gunfire from the 47,000 ton American battleship Washington in 1942 in one of the last of the battles that went according traditional naval models of close range ship to ship combat, in this case, at a range of a mile and a half.  The 28,000 ton Japanese battleship Kongo was sunk by a submarine in November of 1944.  Its three sister ships were sunk by U.S. aircraft in World War II.

The American Naval Experience in World War II

Americans remember Pearl Harbor.  Yes, this carrier based air attack was a surprise.  But, a heavily armored hull did not prevent this attack from sinking the 32,000 ton U.S. battleship Arizona and three other battleships.  Four more battleships were seriously damaged, the 29,000 ton American battleship Nevada among them, although the Nevada was ultimately returned to service and survived further battle damage on multiple occasions.  Few naval strategists before Pearl Harbor had realized how vulnerable the fleet was to aerial attack.

The 33,000 ton American battleship Idaho ran aground off Okinawa in June of 1945.  American battleship Pennsylvania,  a sister ship of the Arizona, was taken out of action by enemy aircraft in August of 1945.

The 45,000 ton American battleship Indiana did exhibit the resilience in the face of damage which battleships are legendary for notwithstanding a mixed experience in real life.  It survived both a collision and a hit by a kamakazi pilot in 1944, and serious storm damage in 1945, yet survived until decommissioning in 1963.  The 45,000 ton South Dakota similarly sustained and survived repeated battle damage. The 56,000 ton American battleship Iowa likewise survived serious damage from shore fire sustained in March of 1944, and the 47,000 ton battleship Washington survived a 1942 torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine and a 1945 friendly fire incident.

The German Naval Experience in World War II

Germany’s 51,000 ton battleship the Bismark found its fate at the bottom of the sea in May of 1941.  The British Royal Air Force damaged the 40,000 ton German battleship Gneisenau to the point that it never again was useable as a battleship in 1942.  Sister German battleship Scharnhorst, however, survived in the face of a seemingly never ending barrage of hits sustained.

The Italian and Vichy French Naval Experiences in World War II

Both Italy and Vichy France both saw battleships destroyed in port before they were ever launched.  

The planned 48,000 ton battleship Clemenceau was destroyed in its French port during a bombing raid in August 1944.  The 36,000 ton battleship Dunkerque, in the hands of the Vichy French, was damaged sufficiently to be taken out of action, and lost one in seven of its crew members, in July of 1940, by a combination of British warship attacks and torpedoes in two separate incidents.

The 30,000 ton Italian battleship Duilio wasn’t actually sunk, but a British bombing raid in November of 1940 took it out of service for about a year, and the ship served only a brief secondary role in World War II thereafter.  The 46,000 ton battleship Vittorio Veneto was taken out of action by British aircraft in 1941, then by a submarine, and then 1943 by another aircraft.  The 47,000 ton Italian battleship Littorio was taken out of commission by British aircraft by June of 1942.

The Spanish Naval Experience in World War II

The 16,000 ton battleship Espana was sunk by a “friendly” mine in July of 1937 during the Spanish civil war, killing a third of the sailors on board.

The British Naval Experience in World Wars I and II.

While it predates World War II, it is worth recalling that the 22,000 ton British battleship Dreadnought (the second of that name launched in 1906) which became synonymous with the very notion of a battleship, sank only one enemy vessel, a German submarine, in all of World War I.  It achieved this end not with its ten 12” guns, but with a methodology as old as Greek naval warfare.  It rammed it.

German dive bombing planes took the 30,000 ton British battleship Iron Duke out of service on October 17, 1939.  It Italian airplane’s torpedo took the 38,000 ton British battleship Nelson out of service for a year on September 27, 1941.  The British lost the 42,000 ton battleship Prince of Wales in December of 1941 to an attack by Japanese aircraft, after having suffered serious damage from naval guns, which was repaired, earlier that same year.  The 33,000 ton British battleship Queen Elizabeth was removed from service when an Italian frogman bombed it while it was in harbor that same month.

          

NBA - Rockets, James Harden si diverte con i giovani Warriors

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Con tre rookie in quintetto, i Warriors riescono a stare in partita contro i Rockets per quasi tutto il primo tempo. Ma poi Harden comincia a fare il solista, e Houston si porta 63-52 all'intervallo, con 24 del suo leader.
          

Good Housekeeping NYC Rockettes Sweepstakes

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Pokemon GO Team Rocket: come trovare e battere Cliff, Sierra e Argo

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Pokemon GO Team Rocket: come trovare e battere Cliff, Sierra e Argo
Vi spieghiamo come trovare e sconfiggere Cliff, Sierra e Argo, i nuovi team leader del Team Rocket di Pokemon GO.

Il nuovo aggiornamento a tema Team Rocket di Pokemon GO è finalmente disponibile. In questa mini-guida vi spieghiamo come costruire il Rocket Radar, dove trovare i team leader del Team Rocket Cliff, Sierra e Argo, e come sconfiggerli in modo da catturare i loro Pokemon Ombra.

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Pokémon GO: disponibile il nuovo aggiornamento a tema Team Rocket

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Pokémon GO: disponibile il nuovo aggiornamento a tema Team Rocket
Ecco tutti i dettagli sulle novità introdotte con l'ultimo aggiornamento di Pokémon GO, tutto a tema Team Rocket.

Nelle ultime ore, dopo gli avvistamenti fatti da alcuni utenti di Pokémon GO, è finalmente stato pubblicato un nuovo aggiornamento incentrato sul Team Rocket.

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rocket math multiplication practice sheets

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Odgovorio/la: Sifre za gta san andreas

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Ukucajte ove kodove tokom igre. Kodove možete ispisati i velikim i malim slovima.

Helt, Armor, Oružje i Novac

BAGUVIX = Polu-besmrtnost
CVWKXAM = Beskonačno kiseonik
HESOYAM = Healt, Armor i $250k
ANOSEONGLASS = Adrenaline Mode
FULLCLIP = Beskonačno municija, bez repetiranja
LXGIWYL = Set oružja 1
PROFESSIONALSKIT = Set oružja 2
UZUMYMW = Set oružja 3

Policija, Bande

PROFESSIONALKILLER = Svi leveli oružja na maksimumu
NATURALTALENT = Svi leveli vožnje na maksimumu
AEZAKMI = Niko vas ne lovi
BRINGITON = Imate 6 wanted levela
WORSHIPME = Maksimalno poštovanje
HELLOLADIES = Level seksa na maksimumu
TURNUPTHEHEAT = Povećanje Wanted Levela dve zvezdice
BTCDBCB = Debeo
BUFFMEUP = Maksimalna mišićna masa
KVGYZQK = Mršav
VKYPQCF = Maksimalna stamina

Stvaranje objekata i vozila

AIWPRTON = Stvori tenk
OLDSPEEDDEMON = Stvoriti Bloodring Banger ( vrsta automobila )
JQNTDMH = Stvoriti Rancher ( auto terenac )
VROCKPOKEY = Stvoriti Rececar ( trkački auto 1 )
VPJTQWV = Stvoriti Rececar ( trkački auto 2 )
WHERESTHEFUNERAL = Stvoriti Romero ( mrtvački auto )
CELEBRITYSTATUS = Stvoriti Stretch ( limuzina )
TRUEGRIME = Stvoriti Trashmaster ( đubretarski kamion )
RZHSUEW = Stvoriti Caddy ( auto za golf )
JUMPJET = Stvoriti Hydra ( ratni avion )
KGGGDKP = Stvoriti Vortex Hovercraft
AIYPWZQP = Stvoriti padobran
ROCKETMAN = Stvoriti Jetpack
OHDUDE = Stvoriti Hunter ( vojni helikopter )
FOURWHEELFUN = Stvoriti Quad ( kvad motor četvorotočkaš )
AMOMHRER = Stvoriti Tanker Truck ( kamion cisterna )
ITSALLBULL = Stvoriti Dozer ( bager )
FLYINGTOSTUNT = Stvoriti Stunt Plane ( avion za akrobacije )
MONSTERMASH = Stvoriti Monster ( džip sa velikim točkovima )

Vozila


STICKLIKEGLUE = Savršeno upravljanje
ZEIIVG = Uvek zeleno svetlo na semaforu
YLTEICZ = Agresivni vozači
LLQPFBN = Svi automobili rozi
IOWDLAC = Svi automobili crni
OUIQDMW = Možete da ciljate dok vozite
GHOSTTOWN = Manja gužva
FVTMNBZ = Državni automobili
BMTPWHR = Državni automobili i pešaci
FLYINGFISH = Brodovi mogu da lete kao avioni
EVERYONEISPOOR = Svi voze krševe ( jeftina kola )
EVERYONEISRICH = Svuda oko vas su brzi automobili
CHITTYCHITTYBANGBANG = Automobili lete
JCNRUAD = Automobili raznose druge automobile kada se u njih zakucaju
SPEEDFREAK = Svi automobili imaju nitro
BUBBLECARS = Automobili otklizaju posle udarca
CPKTNWT = Eksplodiraju svi automobili
WHEELSONLYPLEASE = Nevidljivi auto ( samo se točkovi vide )

Tok igre

ONLYHOMIESALLOWED = Gansteri su svuda
BIFBUZZ = Gangsteri kontrolišu ulice
NINJATOWN = Vozači i pešaci imaju mačeve ( nindže )
CJPHONEHOME = Veliki Bunny skokovi
KANGAROO = Mega skok
STATEOFEMERGENCY = Ljudi polude ( neredi, požari )
FOOOXFT = Svi su nauružani
GOODBYECRUELWORLD = Samoubistvo
BLUESUEDESHOES = Elvisi su svuda
BGLUAWML = Pešaci vas napadaju sa oružjem, raket lančerima
LIFESABEACH= Žurka na plaži
CRAZYTOWN = Ljudi i automobili u klovan stilu
SJMAHPE = Ojačate svakoga (9mm)
ROCKETMAYHEM = Svi dobijaju raket lančer
SPEEDITUP = Igra se odvija brže
SLOWITDOWN = Igra se odvija sporije
AJLOJYQY = Ljudi napadaju jedni druge
BAGOWPG = Glava vam je ucenjena ( svi vas jure )

Vreme

CFVFGMJ = Maglovito vreme
YSOHNUL = Brži sat
NIGHTPROWLER = Uvek ponoć
TOODAMNHOT = Veoma sunčano vreme
ALNSFMZO = Tmurno vreme
AUIFRVQS = Kišoviti vreme
OFVIAC = Naradžansto nebo 21:00
SCOTTISHSUMMER = Olujno vreme
CWJXUOC = Peščana oluja
PLEASANTLYWARM = Sunčano vreme

 


          

Thomas Rydell posted a discussion

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Go all the way - A film about Lester Levenson

Hello all!I have just put up my new documentary film about Lester Levenson on Prime Video, and should you be interested you can click my attached link below:www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZPH6DM5For those of you outside of US and UK, the film is now available at Flickrocket:https://4105678.flickrocket.com/se/Go-all-the-way-a-film/p/137391Hope you enjoy it! I am not a filmmaker, and this is the first time I am attempting something like this, although I am used to working digitally.SincerelyThomas RydellUpdateSee More

          

Esports is more than just ‘video games’

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In Sedro-Woolley High School’s Esports club, there are gamers being loud, communicating to each other, and trying to beat other schools to win tournaments. There are multiple games in SWHS Esports such as: “Overwatch”, “Rocket League”, and “Super Mario Smash Bros.” In the “Overwatch” team, they have won two tournaments and lost two so far...
          

Steve Gruber, Elizabeth Warren nods and agrees at a laundry list of hateful things said about America

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Welcome to the 5TH OF NOVEMBER — HAVE WE GOT SOME NEWS FOR YOU! AS THE IMPEACHMENT EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUE I’m Steve Gruber—God bless America—this is the Steve Gruber Show—

 

Impeachment Palooza— Impeachment Parody— Impeachment Follies— Charade—Fantasy—Extravaganza—

 

Here are 3 BIG Things you need to know—

 

Three—  The Stock Market is rocketing to all new heights—it seems the market thinks Donald Trump is going to win in 2020—seems like Moody’s is right on the money again—because Wall Street would not be going into record territory—if the Communists were going to get elected—

 

Two— The World Series Champion Washington Nationals went to The White House to celebrate the teams first ever championship—and they had some serious surprises in store for President Trump—and he seemed to really enjoy himself—you will see why in a few minutes—

 

And Number One— Elizabeth Warren nods and agrees at a laundry list of hateful things said about America—she seems to think we are responsible for murder—and not just murder but genocide here in the states—I am being serious—it is shocking


          

Students more likely to vote tactically on Brexit

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More than half of students are ready to vote tactically in the general election, with Brexit the key factor, according to research. The analysis from the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) says 53% will vote in a way to maximise the chances of their side of the Brexit divide. The poll of more than 1,000 […]

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General election 2019: Labour plans to shift power and investment north

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Labour has promised an “irreversible shift” of power and investment to working people outside the south-east of England, if they win the election. John McDonnell will pledge £150bn for schools, hospitals and housing on top of existing spending plans to be paid for through borrowing. The shadow chancellor says he will move Treasury staff out […]

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General election 2019: Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru agree pact

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The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have formed an electoral pact, agreeing not to stand against each other in dozens of seats. The three anti-Brexit parties will announce details of the deal on Thursday, but it is thought to cover between 60 and 70 constituencies. In Wales, the pact will cover 11 […]

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Kylie Jenner and Drake are just friends | Entertainment | chanute.com – Chanute Tribune

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Kylie Jenner and Drake are just friends. The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star hit the headlines last month when she was spotted spending time with the 33-year-old rapper – sparking rumors that they’re dating following her recent split from Travis Scott – but sources close to the make-up guru are adamant their relationship is […]

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Halperin's 'How to Beat Trump' sells 502 copies in 1st week – Barre Montpelier Times Argus

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin’s first book since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment is clearly no “Game Change.” “How to Beat Trump” sold just 502 copies in its first week. The numbers were reported Wednesday by NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85% of print sales. Published Oct. 29 by Regan […]

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says opening season with conference games a 'money grab'

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Syracuse kicked off its season against defending national champion Virginia and legendary coach Jim Boeheim was not happy about it.  The Atlantic Coast Conference will play 20 league games for the first time this season, and the start of the campaign featured seven ACC vs. ACC matchups in the first two days — many broadcast on the […]

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GOP complaint takes sports radio host and potential Mitch McConnell challenger Matt Jones off air

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Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, who’s toyed with the idea of running for Senate next year against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, announced Wednesday he won’t be on iHeart Radio in the near future.  “Due to the Mitch McConnell complaint filed this morning with the FEC against me, iHeart Radio has asked that I not […]

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Value stocks are on a tear, but does the rally have staying power? – MarketWatch

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The past ten years have not been kind to value investors. By some measures, value stocks — or those that are trading cheaply relative to a fundamental estimate of a company’s worth, like its book value — are more hated today than at any point in history. A combination of historically low interest rates, sluggish […]

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2 Stocks That Stank on Wednesday – Motley Fool

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Since it falls in the middle of the workweek, Wednesday is often not a momentous day for any of us. We can say the same for top stocks; big news seems to happen more frequently toward the beginning or end of the week than on the hump. This particular Wednesday, we had two exceptions. There […]

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Roku, Qualcomm, Expedia and more – CNBC

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People pass by a video sign display with the logo for Roku, a Fox-backed video streaming firm, that held it’s IPO at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York, September 28, 2017. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Roku shares tanked more than 15% during extended trading despite the […]

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Other: Fire Control Specialist (13J) - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1143557 Job Views: 28 Location: CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, United States ZIP Code: 37404 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. ()
          

Comment on Let’s Talk About The Nether Regions by Ben Saunders

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Honestly to me it all worked absolutely fine, the most bizarre aspect would have to be Nose World, but that just comes off as wacky "lmao a dude who's entire job is making noses" stuff, it isn't confusing. I knew the photo manipulation stuff was a reference to something, but I thought it originated in bad detective shows like CSI etc. I thought Cat making little squids was really clever - it was a genuine mystery to me why he kept doing it, and I initially thought they looked like little rocket ships. If that's a Blade Runner thing it makes it a little less clever in retrospect. I did remember thinking Kochanski looked pretty odd, but I thought the very heavy makeup and daft wig was just because she was old and they were trying to cover for that, or possibly it was an attempt to make it all seem the more dreamlike. Everything in Back to Earth works on a narrative/comedic level if you've never seen Blade Runner, it just makes it slightly more surreal.
          

Stellar Price Analysis - XLM Rockets After Foundation Announce Epic Token Burn, Can We Break Above $0.1?

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XLM has seen a strong 16.85% price surge over the past 24 hours as XLM rocketed after the Stellar Development Foundation announced that they will be burning over half of their token supply.
          

Juniper Research: Blockchain-based Cross-border B2B Transactions to Skyrocket to $4.4 Trillion by 2024

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BASINGSTOKE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#b2b--New data from Juniper Research has shown that the total value of B2B cross-border payments immutably stored on blockchain will exceed $4.4 trillion by 2024; up from $171 billion in 2019. Blockchain enables real-time clearing and settlement for B2B transactions, while offering increased transparency and reduced costs.
          

10 Wild, Weird And Wacky Porn Parodies You *Have* To Watch

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Best Porn Parodies

You haven’t made it as a filmmaker until your work has been turned into a porn parody version. Like the Weird Al of the film world, it’s the highest and most esteemed honor to watch characters you recognize and love getting it on in costume in a shoddy recreation of the set.

What is a porn parody, you might ask? Well, it's a pornographic version of a popular movie, TV series or other creation. Typically, the original doesn't have any sex in it — and the porn parody version, well, doesn't have much except sex. 

They're created for two reasons — one, because basing your porn on a popular existing intellectual property saves you the trouble of thinking up even the thinnest of porn plots yourself, and two, because people love seeing the characters they know and love get naked — even if those characters are the furthest thing from sexy in the first place.

So yep, there are porn parodies of TV shows like The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers, family-friendly comedies where not a single one of the main characters could be described as being, either intentionally or accidentally, drawn in a sexy manner by their creators. 

On the other end of the spectrum, however, some porn parodies are created because certain shows and movies have extremely attractive characters who titillated and teased audiences' imaginations. Who didn't consider, for instance, what it would be like if the babe-licious characters in Pirates of the Caribbean got lucky together on the high seas? In this case, the porn industry is just giving us what Hollywood cruelly refused to.

However, with the sheer amount of porn parodies out there (trust there, are whole companies dedicated to the XXX parody) it can be tough to know how to differentiate between the good, the bad, and the so bad it’s good. Luckily, we’re in the unique position where we can take the time to watch all of these masterpieces and talk about what makes them so special.

Aside from the fact that each and every porn parody has its charm, there are certain qualities and factors that separate them from each other and makes these particular ones worth watching — things like inventiveness, close attention to detail, and, let's be honest, how great the sex puns in the title are.

So, buckle up, grab your favorite porn-watching accessories and get ready for a hot dose of dirty, parodic and legally-distinct-from-its-inspirations cinema.


          

Elon Musk: SpaceX is chasing the 'holy grail' of completely reusing a rocket

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday explained why his company is on an aggressive timeline to develop its massive Starship rocket.
          

Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1141219 Job Views: 28 Location: WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, United States ZIP Code: 27103 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

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14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator Job ID: 1137970 Job Views: 31 Location: PALM COAST, Florida, United States ZIP Code: 32164 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties * Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments * Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units * Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems * Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority * Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat * Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters * Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) * Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components * Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment * Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations * Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills * Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail * Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems * Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations * Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments * Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

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14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator Job ID: 1141298 Job Views: 27 Location: GRAND FORKS, North Dakota, United States ZIP Code: 58201 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties * Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments * Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units * Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems * Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority * Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat * Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters * Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) * Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components * Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment * Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations * Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills * Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail * Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems * Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations * Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments * Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Fire Control Specialist (13J)

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13J Fire Control Specialist Job ID: 1139655 Job Views: 30 Location: FALL RIVER, Massachusetts, United States ZIP Code: 02724 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description JOINT Automated Systems are tools that help provide strategic coordination and situational awareness at the tactical levels of combat. As a Fire Control Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to integrate and process information from multiple users by utilizing the JOINT system and other automated systems used by the Army National Guard. Job Duties * Operate communications systems * Primary tactical data system operations * Database management * Fire mission processing Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Computing target locations * Operating gun, missile, and rocket systems * Artillery tactics Helpful Skills * Interest in cannon and rocket operations * Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure * Ability to multitask * Capable of working as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in computer programming or telecommunication. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Fire Control Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

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14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator Job ID: 1142858 Job Views: 31 Location: SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, United States ZIP Code: 18509 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties * Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments * Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units * Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems * Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority * Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat * Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters * Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) * Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components * Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment * Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations * Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills * Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail * Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems * Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations * Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments * Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Ammunition Specialist (89B)

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89B Ammunition Specialist Job ID: 1137392 Job Views: 40 Location: SAN LUIS OBISPO, California, United States ZIP Code: 93405 Job Category: Munitions Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Firearms and other projectile weapons are only as good as the ammunition that goes in them. That makes the storage and distribution of ammunition - all ammunition - an undertaking of paramount importance. As the Ammunition Specialist, you'll ensure this vital job is done correctly through precise handling, storage, and documentation of ordnance. The primary responsibility of an Army National Guard Ammunition Specialist is to ensure the proper receipt, storage, documentation, and issuance of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and related items. These duties may include the inspection, modification, and demilitarization of various munitions. You will also learn how to maintain nuclear weapons, and how to handle, test, and maintain missiles and rockets. Job Duties * Operate computer hardware and software/utilities or keep manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures * Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures * Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications * Explosives demolition operations * Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems Helpful Skills * Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry * Ability to communicate effectively * Interest in planning and organizing * Work calmly under stress Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Ammunition Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, as well as seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

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14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator Job ID: 1140517 Job Views: 22 Location: SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri, United States ZIP Code: 64506 Job Category: Heavy Weapons Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties * Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments * Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units * Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems * Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority * Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat * Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters * Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) * Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components * Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment * Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations * Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills * Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail * Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems * Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations * Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments * Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Los Warriors sorpreden a los Blazers y Booker y Ricky Rubio brillan en el triunfo de los Suns contra los Sixers

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Victorias importantes para ganar confianza esta madrugada de Suns y Warriors en casa y de los Rockets a domicilio varias buenas actuaciones individuales. WARRIORS 127 – BLAZERS 118 39 puntos sin premio de Lillard para los visitantes y gran noche de los Warriors pese a sus importantes bajas (Curry, Green y Russell). El 67-55 del […]
          

Air Defense Battle Management System Operator

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Company: Army National Guard Contact: Post Date: 11/03/19 Phone: Job Type: Part Time Fax: Reference: NDg8AI4dEm Mailing Address: AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews. In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks. Job Duties - Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments - Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units - Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems - Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority - Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat - Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats Some of the Skills You'll Learn - Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters - Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN) - Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components - Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment - Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations - Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy Helpful Skills - Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail - Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems - Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations - Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments - Ability to work as a team member Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits - Paid training - A monthly paycheck - Montgomery GI Bill - Federal and State tuition assistance - Retirement benefits for part-time service - Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) - 401(k)-type savings plan - Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) - Health care benefits available - VA home loans - Bonuses, if applicable - Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements - Military enlistment in the Army National Guard - Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate - Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 - Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards - Must meet citizenship requirements (see ***************** for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Sales: Inside Sales - Bountiful, Utah

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Workman Success Systems is a fast growing consulting, coaching and training firm for Real Estate agents and brokers.-- We are looking for energetic individuals to join our sales team. If you are looking to develop and excel, we would like to talk with you! As an Appointment Setter you will prospect for and acquire new clients from various lead sources provided. You will assist in all aspects of the process by prospecting, cultivating, setting appointments and managing leads.-- We are looking for someone who is driven to quickly connect and build rapport with warm leads, and has excellent verbal communication skills. Responsibilities: --- Achieving appointment setting targets while responding effectively to client inquiries (usually in form of sales leads). --- Accomplish monthly activity goals. --- Master the sales process and call scripts. --- Participate with on-going training to develop understanding with products. --- Enter and maintain prospect information in CRM, and keep client information current daily. --- Prospect for new business and follow up with leads in pipeline. --- Accurately track and convey productivity and sales metrics to management. Qualifications: --- Independent and self-motivated. --- Finds new and innovative approaches to problems. --- Open to new ideas and guidance. --- Proactive, acts without being told what to do and brings new ideas. --- Expects the highest personal and team performance. --- Demonstrated history of initiative and ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. --- Outstanding interpersonal communication skills via email and phone. --- Flexibility/adaptability, adjusting quickly to changing priorities and conditions. --- Must be willing to work in Workman Success main office in Salt Lake City. --- Real Estate experience a huge plus. --- Must be computer/web literate and generally "tech savvy." --- Previous experience with web based CRMs. --- Be a team player who thrives working with a tight knit company where their activities directly affect the bottom line. --- Passionate about selling. --- Enthusiastic with excellent people skills. About Company: Workman Success Systems is a family-values company dedicated to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve. We believe that achieving success in business shouldn't come at the expense of other parts of your life. Too often, real estate professionals run themselves ragged, working nights and weekends to make ends meet without enough time for the things and people they care about most. We know that struggle firsthand. The results are mind-boggling. Time after time, year after year, when people follow our program, their incomes skyrocket and they get their lives back. It's gratifying, and we love it! ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Full-stack Software Developer - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Mavenlink is looking for talented software developers to join our Salt Lake office. We have a great team in Salt Lake, and you'll be joining in the early days, with a chance to influence the culture. You'll step into a supportive environment praised by our engineers for its focus on continuous learning. Here's how our engineering culture will support your career growth: Pair Programming "We work twice as fast and produce better code because, with two minds working together, you find solutions you wouldn't have seen if you were working by yourself." Amanda Holl, Software Engineer Continuous Learning "I don't just want to learn so I can be the best, I want to learn so I can teach the people sitting next to me-so we can all grow." - Adam Ellsworth, Software Engineer Coaching and Mentorships "Every engineer here has a 'coach' - an active, practicing engineer providing mentorship and support to help their 'coachees' grow their careers." - Andy Leavitt, Director of Engineering Open Communication "We teach team members how to give and receive feedback. I feel like the things I say are heard and acted on, and I have an opportunity to act on them myself." - Paulette Luftig, Software Engineer Full-stack development "We have open architecture meetings that everyone is invited to, which we can do because everyone is full stack, and we all know how the pieces fit together. There are very few blind spots this way." -Maggie Sheldon, Senior Director of Product As our product and customer base grow, we're seeing interesting technical challenges. We've recently finished: Moving from Sprockets to Webpack/Yarn Real-time streaming of all database events to time-sensitive application systems Automated containerized staging deployment of every green developer build Upcoming challenges include: Developing a rich & sophisticated React component architecture Evolution from a single Rails app to cohesive, decoupled services Auto-scaled, self-healing production Kubernetes Joining Mavenlink, we'll guide you toward the challenges that interest you. Skills & RequirementsThough we will eventually re-open our recruiting to early-career candidates, at this time we're only considering candidates with 2+ years of experience. Experience in our stack is not a requirement. We value empathy, communication, and care for our colleagues. ()
          

Physician - Emergency Medicine Opportunity Sunny Southeast, Major Metro Area

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EM Physician Needed in Forbes Top 10 Smartest City Huntsville, Alabama Description Emergency Medicine Physicians Needed in Thriving Southeast Metro Ranked 7th Best City to Live in America by U.S. News Huntsville Hospital seeks Emergency Medicine Physicians to join our current staff of 40 Physicians. We are a progressive 75 bed Emergency Department and staff three emergency departments. The Main Emergency Department is a Level I Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Cardiac center with a beautiful physical plant, fantastic resources and subspecialty backup that sees 75,000 patient visits per year. It has a 16 bed Observation Unit, a 35% admission rate, and a separate OB ED that is staffed by our OBHospitalist Team. The Pediatric ED, at the stand alone Women and Children's hospital, has 16 beds and 2 rapid assessment rooms and sees 36,000 patients per year with a 10% admission rate. The Madison Hospital, which is approximately 6 years old, is fourteen miles away and has a nice 26-bed ED which sees 50,000 patients per year with a 11% admission rate. Our physicians work an average of 14-15 Nine hour shifts per month to allow for an excellent work/life balance. Teaching opportunities with 3rd/4th year medical students from UAB and Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residents at UAB-Huntsville rotate through our ED. Huntsville Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and the Regional Referral Center for North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Huntsville Hospital is Alabama's Only Top 50 Heart Hospital by Truven Health Analytics and one of America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery Programs by HealthGrades. Huntsville is situated in the fastest growing major metropolitan area in Alabama,and with the highest per capita income in the southeast, Huntsville is the best place to live, learn and work. We are a community on the move,rich with values and traditions while progressing with new ideas,exciting technologies and creative talents. Our community's unique characteristics are a worldwide attraction and will certainly provide a place for you and your family to flourish. With a population of 385K in the metro area, we are a high-tech, family oriented, multi cultural community with excellent schools, dining and entertainment. Huntsville is nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with an abundance of activities to do inside or out. Public schools boast more national merit scholars per capita than any other in the country Technology, space and defense industry play a major role in Huntsville Huntsville/Madison County boasts more Doctorate degrees per capita than any other in the nation Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Broadway Theater League, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Hsv Museum of Art, Constitution Hall Village, Early Works Children's Museum, Monte Sano State Park and Bridgestreet Town center are just some of the main attractions The City of Huntsville received Standard & Poor's highest possible "AAA" - bond rating for strength of the local economy. Huntsville named one of the Top 10 Smartest Cities in the World by Forbes. Huntsville named one of the Top 50 Best Places to Raise Children in the U.S. by Business Week. Huntsville Ranked 7th Best City to Live Nationwide by U.S. News Huntsville has the highest number of PhD's per captia, than any other city in the United States EM Physician Needed in Forbes Top 10 Smartest CityHuntsville, AlabamaDescriptionEmergency Medicine Physicians Need
          

Senior Manager, Quality and Mission Assurance

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AR-Camden, Overview Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Addition
          

Huge anti-government protests in Lebanon, despite appeals for unity.

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Lebanese President calls for national unity but anti-government protesters remain defiant; The Indian capital is engulfed in a choking smog - residents are told to stay indoors; And why is an oven and baking ingredients aboard a rocket going to the International Space Station ?
          

Music Rocket Launcher Hardstyle Anthems (2019)

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Music Rocket Launcher Hardstyle Anthems (2019)

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Music Rocket Launcher Hardstyle Anthems (2019)
Style: Hardstyle, Hard Dance, EDM
Release Date: 2019
Quality: MP3/320 Kbps/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 100 Tracks
Time: 07:48:30 Min
Size: 1.05 GB MB
          

How to Calculate Accurate ROIs from Apple Search

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Shamanth Rao, founder at Rocketship HQ, talks about how your Apple Search Ads installs might be different from your MPP and how to accurately calculate ROIs from your Apple Search Ads.
          

BCPS Hosts Annual SECME STEM Olympiad

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Students of all grade levels, representing approximately 100 District schools, will compete in a variety of STEM-related engineering competitions, including: designing, building and racing mousetrap vehicles, water rockets, generators, bionic hands and VEX robotics
          

Catch A Cheat! With New Vsl And Exit Pop Up!)

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3%+ Conversions On The Highest ($32) Payout In This Niche. Makeover Has Skyrocketed Conversions. Get In Now & Profit Big With The New Catch Your Cheating Lover Leader. Proven Premium Marketing Tools Available At Catchacheat.com/affiliates)
          

Security Shift Supervisor - Fairfax District

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Security Shift Supervisor - Fairfax District at Allied UniversalSkip to main contentReturning to complete your application? Click hereCurrent EmployeeSecurity Guard / Officer Positions Corporate / Administrative PositionsExternal CandidateSecurity Guard / Officer Positions Corporate / Administrative Positions Contact Us Toggle navigation Main navigation Security Resources Veteran Support About Us Offices News/Media Contact Us Login We're hiring - Apply for a job Home Careers Search Security Shift Supervisor - Fairfax District at Allied Universal Share Page Email LinkedIn Twitter FacebookAre you a current AUS employee? Click here to view our current job postingsSecurity Guard / Officer Positions Corporate / Administrative PositionsSearch jobsCareer Opportunities Security Officer Level Event Positions Management Human Resources Service Installation and Technicians Administrative Sales and Marketing Information Technology Legal National Account Account Manager Search jobs Keyword City, State, or ZIP RadiusRadius5 miles15 miles25 miles35 miles50 milesSearch Security Shift Supervisor - Fairfax District Kansas City, Kansas Position Type Full Time Shift Type Afternoon,Evening,Morning,Overnight Req ID: 2019-****** Job Priority Field ID HighApplyApply Later We are North America's leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. At Allied Universal, we pride ourselves on fostering a promote from within culture. There are countless examples of individuals who began their career as Security Professionals and today hold positions on our senior leadership team. In fact, over 65% of our managerial positions are filled by internal candidates. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more! We also offer part-time and flexible schedules! Start your phenomenal career with Allied Universal today! Allied Universal Services is currently searching for a Professional Security Shift Supervisor. The Shift Security Supervisor will supervise and coordinate the delivery of quality services on a specific shift at an assigned customer. Act as a liaison between site supervisor, Account Manager/Field Operations Manager and professional security officers. Supervise staff on assigned shift, providing coaching, recognition and discipline within approved empowerment range. Supervisory Responsibilities Communicates staffing needs on shift to Account Manager or Operations Manager Assures that officers receive appropriate training, developing them in both technical and professional skills; also may include assisting manager in performance management (coaching, counseling, disciplining, performance evaluations, recognition, etc.) Assures that employee grievances are heard with help from appropriate district or region HR support employees and Account or Operations Manager Administers JSA's and safety programs outlining site-specific hazards for professional security officers on assigned shift including vehicle / driving safety as appropriate to Corporate procedures Enforces Allied Universal's policies as outlined in the handbooks and executive memos Assists with the communication of policies, company announcements and job openings Provides the basis of a great place to work by treating staff with respect Enforcement of Contract Standards Helps Account or Operations Manager identify, meet and exceed the needs of the customer Meets all contractual scheduled hours with a minimum of unbilled overtime Assists in the coordination and/or conduct site-specific OJT, client specific training and annual refresher training for security personnel Reconciles security logs against shift responsibilities and patrols; review incident reports prior to submitting to manager and coordinate preliminary investigations Assists Account or Operations Manager manage uniforms, equipment, supplies and vehicles utilized at the account, maintaining appropriate inventories and maintenance checklists Physical and Mental Functions: Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet) Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties Occasionally lift or carry up to 40 pounds Run as needed Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat; Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments Qualifications/Requirements: Qualified applicants for the Shift Supervisor position will meet the minimum requirements, as described below: High school diploma or equivalent required At least 18 years of age Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and instructions Must be able to obtain a valid Guard License as required in the state for which you are applying As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test, may be required to pass Drivers Record check As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations Intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard; Neat and professional appearance Ability to provide quality customer service Ability to handle both common and crisis situations at the client site, calmly and efficiently Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions, using phones Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume general public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment) Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America's leading security services provider. 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Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse - Travel - (Cardiac - OR - CVOR RN)

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Job Description & Requirements
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse - (Cardiac - OR - CVOR RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 1544.00

Featuring advanced technology in addition to compassionate care, this esteemed Operating Room (OR) unit is looking to welcome a new member to its nursing team. Innovative care teams deliver optimal care to their patients at this cutting edge facility. You can expect to work on complex cases with a driven team of passionate Operating Room (OR) professionals, utilizing the best patient care models.

Required Qualifications

1. Current RN license (#/expiration)
2. BLS, ACLS
3. Open heart

Facility Location
Awaken your pioneer spirit in Johnson City. Once a "wild frontier" where Crockett and Boone roamed the wilderness, it's now a place where Appalachian culture thrives amidst the creature comforts you'd expect in a big city, filled with invigorating attractions. Enjoy all that this eastern Tennessee city has to offer, including the mountains, natural beauty and its friendly ambiance.

Job Benefits
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:
  • Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
  • Medical plans with dental and vision
  • Complimentary, high-quality private housing
  • 401(k) and flex spending options
  • Life insurance
  • Accident and short-term disability coverage
  • Free continuing education (CE) courses
  • Travel allowances
  • Guaranteed pay program
  • Tuition discount program
  • Referral bonuses

    About the Company
    Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation's top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.

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Rocket Readers Club

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Event date: November 21, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
Burlington, IA 52601
Description:
Rocket Readers is a reading club for ages 5-6 to build literacy skills and foster a love of reading. Children and their caregivers will enjoy slightly longer books and develop reading skills to support reading success at home and school. Please register!
          

York Space Systems Expands Facility to Speed Up Spacecraft Production

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York Space Systems Expands Facility to Speed Up Spacecraft Production

Posted: Nov. 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – York Space Systems announced plans Oct. 29 to expand production facilities for its S-Class satellites. The Denver-based company that currently produces ten to 12 satellites per year will be able to produce 50 satellites in 2020 and hundreds of satellites annually in the future, York Executive Chairman Chuck Beames told SpaceNews.
York’s first satellite, sent into orbit in May on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket, is working well, Beames said, which could explain why customers are signing contracts to purchase more. “Flight heritage is a big risk reducer,” added the retired U.S. Air Force colonel.

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Another perspective from the Denver Post here.


          

Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen says we’re at ‘transformational moment’ to address inequality and harassment

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“The attention of the public has stayed riveted on this; CEOs are paying attention,” says the newly appointed president and CEO.

“None of this is rocket science, and so any board or any CEO who tells you it’s just really hard—it’s just horseshit,” said Katie McGrath, co-CEO of production company Bad Robot. She was talking about diversity and gender equality in the workplace at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival on Wednesday.

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Psyonix Berikan Detil Blueprint Rocket League

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Image: https://i.ibb.co/zFr2GZL/4.jpg (https://ibb.co/jzTwgDx) *Seperti apa? * Gemparnya sistem gacha dan lootbox yang cukup meresahkan buat...
          

Made In America: How the U.S. Government Paid For Turkey's War in Syria

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Matthew Petti

Security, Middle East

Reuters

Critics say the Obama administration did not do enough to fight Bashar al-Assad. But the forces attacking Syrian Kurds are the fruit of an anti-Assad effort.

Mounting evidence shows that Turkey is now using rebel groups paid for by a $1 billion U.S. taxpayer-funded program as its soldiers in a brutal war on the Kurdish-led forces in Syria—which were also armed and trained by America.

U.S. officials are describing these militants as “thugs, bandits, and pirates” as the Turkish-led Islamist forces are currently committing alleged war crimes against civilians and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Northeast Syria. Ironically, the United States armed many of these rebels as part of an effort to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Critics say that there were warning signs along the way year after year. In fact, Turkish-backed fighters recently videotaped themselves using a U.S.-made anti-tank rocket against an SDF vehicle, perhaps itself supplied by the U.S. military.

“If a fighter was in a faction that received weapons from the CIA, and is still fighting today—and that’s a big if—he is most likely in the ranks of the Syrian National Army,” said Foreign Policy Research Institute Fellow Elizabeth Tsurkov, who has extensive contacts with Syrian rebels.

Anti-Russia and anti-Iran hawks believe that the United States could have ended the could have pre-empted the whole mess in Northeast Syria—Turkey, the Kurds, ISIS, and all—by taking out Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Now that the window of opportunity has passed, and as President Donald Trump doubles down on ending the “endless war” in Syria, anti-Assad hawks have shifted their attention toward using U.S. power to pressure the Syrian dictator into submission. But first, they have to clean up the image of the Syrian opposition.

The National Interest spoke to more than a dozen former officials, activists, and academics involved in U.S. policy towards Syria. Many were not willing to go on the record, but others were eager to point fingers for the current bloodshed and offer their own plans for the future of U.S. involvement.

Preying on Defeated Groups

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The anti Israel Democrats want to give Hamas more money to do this!

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Gaza Barrage: IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After 10 Rockets Launched at Israel, Gaza Ministry Reports One Dead


          

James Harden scores 36 points as Rockets rout Warriors

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ames Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112 on Wednesday night, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season.

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Racing Rocket

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Enjoy one of a kind and the best racing game ever.
          

Arch Support With Metatarsal - Leather Cover

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In simple terms a painful foot condition that may possible inhibit relaxed casual movements is Metatarsal. The region known as the ball of your foot also known as metatarsal heads become painful or inflamed as a result of excessive pressure over long durations of time. Doctors and researchers have not been able to single any particular reason till date however; you could find a list of possible reasons some of them being: ill-fitting footwear, few women’s dressy shoes or any other restrictive shoes, or footwear that have narrow toe area that force the foot- ball area into a tiny pace leading to pressure and pain eventually. Anatech and their brilliant team designed an arch support with Metatarsal  for people who have this pain for longtime relief.

How does Arch Support with Metatarsal - Leather Cover help?

  • Since the affected areas the arch or the metatarsal area they need some kind of support. The arch support is an amazing product that when used assured sturdy support and pain relief in those inflamed areas
  • The support’s primary function is to evenly distribute the weight through the metatarsals to avoid any pressure and no pain
  • The amazing feature of this product is that it doesn’t restrict your choice of footwear, it sits easily into any footwear
  • Not only does it assists in pain relief, when used regularly the arch reduces the tenderness that is found at the ball of the foot

Simple no rocket science to use:

  • The wider end of the arch needs to placed where the ball of the foot goes in the shoe i.e. the front end of the footwear
  • While placing the Arch Support with Metatarsal - Leather Cover you should make sure that the matt finish is lined up next to your foot
  • Next step would be to slip the bands covering the toes
  • Finally, double check that the cushion is placed directly under the ball of the foot pr the purpose of the arch would not be served

          

Rocket 620 Repair Service Manual User

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Odessa Police release official statement regarding Parkside Inn incident

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Officers confirmed an object that resembled a rocket propelled grenade in the room. The device was detonated by the EOD technicians at a secured location outside of the town.

The post Odessa Police release official statement regarding Parkside Inn incident appeared first on KMZU The Farm 100.7 FM.


          

Elon Musk announces Tesla 'cybertruck' reveal date with 'Blade Runner' reference

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A cyberpunk is joining Tesla's electric family.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing an electric pickup truck for years. Back in 2013 he tweeted, "Would love to do a pickup truck." At the end of 2017 he posted, "I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y ... Am dying to build it." A year later he repeated, " I'm dying to make a pickup truck so bad ... we might have a prototype to unveil next year." Then on Wednesday he announced Tesla would would unveil the e-truck in two weeks.

Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2019 Read more...

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Toxic Delhi, Worried People

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By Sharmistha Sahu: Pollution in Delhi has risen to dangerous levels. Doctors recommend that is not at all safe to go for morning as well evening walks. Health issues have skyrocketed especially for people already having respiratory problems. The prime reason behind the intoxicating air of Delhi is stubble burning, coming from the farmlands in […]

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Water Leak

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Address: W Bell Ave & S Cottonwood St Crockett, TX, 75835, USA
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Water leak at intersection of Bell and Cottonwood that is running west to east along the ditch.


          

Bloodhound land speed record car breaks 500mph barrier in South Africa test

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Bloodhound LSR topped its benchmark testing target of 500mph in the South African desert, posting a new top speed of 501mph as it builds up to a land speed record attempt in 2020/21

Bloodhound land speed record car during its 501mph run on November 6 2019

Bloodhound on Hakskeenpan on October 28 Photo: Charlie Sperring

The Bloodhound land speed record car has passed its 500mph testing target, with a new top speed of 501mph.

On his eighth run in the South African desert earlier today, driver Andy Green hit the benchmark in preparation for an attempt on the record in 12 to 18 months time.

The car had been damaged on previous runs when, at more than 400mph, the force of the had peeled away bodywork.

But, in social media posts, the Bloodhound LSR team announced that the repair work had held and the car returned from its 501mph blast without no major issues.

The video below shows the car on a run earlier this week.

Bloodhound's speed tests are taking place on the dry lake bed of the Hakskeenpan in the Kalahari desert, where the Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) team hope that it will eventually become the fastest car in the world, beating the current record of 763.035mph, set by Green in Thrust SSC in 1997

As testing speeds rose above 400mph last week, the extreme forces began to damage the car.

"The issue was with an ‘into wind step’, which is an area of the bodywork that high speed air and desert grit blasted into at such a rate on this run, that it peeled back a corner, up to the first rivet," said Mark Chapman, the project's engineering director.

"The Fabrication Team are trimming the 30mm long piece of titanium off before they bond and rivet a patch to cover the area."

The team noted after the seventh run that damage to the rear of the car was inflicted by impact damage caused by debris originating around the front wheels.

 

Bloodhound South Africa testing: as it happened

After a week of preparation on Hakskeenpan, Bloodhound's Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine was fired up for the first time in South Africa at the end of October. It's the only engine needed for the test; a rocket will also be needed for the land speed record attempt.

The testing programme marks the first time that the car has been driven since 2017 when the car hit 200mph on the runway at Cornwall Airport.

Since then the Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) project was rescued from administration last December by businessman Ian Warhurst. The car's distinctive blue and orange livery has been replaced, but the tail fin with the names of 36,000 supporters has been recreated.


Bloodhound test programme

  • October 25 Run 1 Static engine test, followed by a slow (100mph) speed run to check steering and brakes
  • October 28 Run 2 Maximum dry power (using the jet without afterburner) to reach 200mph, then a coast-down
  • October 28 Run 3 Full afterburner to reach 334mph, with stability tests, then a coast-down. Parachute data collected
  • October 30 Run 4 Engine shutdown after 1.5km after a suspected vibration on an uneven surface
  • October 31 Run 5 Top speed of 380mph. Right parachute deployed for the first time at 340mph
  • November 1 Run 6 Maximum afterburner start takes the car to 461mph. Left parachute deployed for the first time. Bodywork damage from high-speed air.
  • November 5 Run 7 491mph top speed is reached as team continues work on studying data and effects of drag on the car under deceleration. Further damage recorded.
  • November 6 Run 8 Bloodhound LSR records target speed of 501mph

The current programme gradually built the speed of the car to 500mph to gather vast amounts of data on how the car behaves as it accelerates and slows down from these speeds.

The wheel brakes, airbrakes and drag parachutes are being deployed to slow the car to assess their effectiveness and their impact on stability. Across the car, there are 192 pressure sensors to measure airflow and to ensure that it matches up with CFD modelling. 

Once complete, the team will return to Britain to analyse the data and make any necessary adjustments ahead of a bid to Thrust SSC's 763.035mph benchmark.

The car will also be fitted with its monopropellant rocket for the full record attempt, again in the Hakskeenpan desert, which is planned for 12 to 18 months' time.


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Bloodhound LSR in South Africa

Bloodhound Land Speed Record vehicle in South Africa

Bloodhound arrives at Hakskeenpan Photo: Bloodhound LSR

The 6.4-tonne Bloodhound LSR was transported to South Africa via air freight in order to protect it against any uncontrolled shocks in transit, and then rebuilt in the desert, which included fitting its bespoke aluminium wheels.

These weigh 95kg each and are capable of spinning at 10,200rpm: up to four times faster than those of a Formula 1 car at top speed.

The speed that Bloodhound is capable of reaching will mean the wheels will rise to such an extent that they will act more similarly to the rudders of a speedboat as it nears top speed.

Bloodhound LSR engineering director Mark Chapman said the process of converting the car to be able to run in a desert has required an incredible amount of work.

“Transforming Bloodhound from a runway spec car to one capable of reaching speeds in the transonic range on the desert racetrack has been no small task. The team of engineers, craftsmen, fabricators and technicians have pulled out all the stops to upgrade the car in just a few months since the rescue from administration last December."

Preparation of the desert was no small task either: testing requires a 250 metre-wide, 10 mile-long section of the dry lake bed, cleared entirely of debris. A total of 16,500 tonnes of rock were cleared from 22 million square metres of ground by the local Mier community.

The area allows the car to run up to 25 times, on parallel tracks. It can't run over the same piece of ground twice, as the mud surface breaks up as the car rolls over it.

Side view of the Bloodhound Land Speed Record car ahead of speed trials in the South African desert in 2019

Photo: Elliot Davies

Although Bloodhound LSR is expected to be capable of breaking the current land speed record, the team is not planning to aim for the original goal — of a 1,000mph speed — during the car's initial record attempt in 12 to 18 months' time.

If it does succeed in setting a new land speed record, the data from those runs will be reviewed before a further attempt is made to hit 1,000mph.

This article is being updated as testing progresses so some comments below refer to earlier versions.

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Jake Williams-Smith
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Munandar’s death overshadows MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix

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Márquez pays tribute to Asia Talent Cup star, the Quartararo/Márquez Q2 clash, why KTM signed ‘unknown’ Lecuona & reasons why Yamaha: MotoGP Malaysian GP round-up

Afridza Munandar

Afridza Munandar: RIP Photo: Asia Talent Cup

Rising Indonesian star dies at Sepang

Eight years ago the Malaysian Grand Prix was marred by the death of larger-than-life MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli.

This year’s Malaysian GP was darkened by the passing of Asia Talent Cup rider Afridza Munandar. The Indonesian youngster lost his life in Saturday’s ATC race when he fell on the first lap and was struck by another rider. He was rushed by helicopter to hospital in Kuala Lumpur but succumbed to his injuries

Munandar was one of the standout riders of the 2019 Asia Talent Cup, South East Asia’s so-called road to MotoGP that has already brought Somkiat Chantra, Ai Ogura, Can Oncu, Ayumu Sasaki, Kaito Toba and others into the Moto2 and Moto3 world championships.

"He was pushing, riding with his passion and he will always be the most special rider of this Grand Prix"

The 20-year-old, who also raced underbone machines in the Indonesian national series, had stood on the podium at three world championship rounds this year: he won the ATC support race at the Thailand World Superbike round in March, he took third at October’s Thailand MotoGP round and he was second during the recent Japanese GP round. He also won an ATC race during the Malaysian national superbike event at Sepang in June.

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Márquez spoke eloquently of Munandar’s passing after Sunday’s MotoGP race.

“Today is an emotional day because yesterday we lost Munandar,” said Márquez.

“He was a young talent. I knew him because he’s from Astra Honda, where we went many times [in Indonesia]. We cannot forget that everybody here realises the risks we take on the track. We take these risks to achieve our goals, for those sweet moments, so when we achieve our goals we need to enjoy them. Today we enjoyed racing for him because he was also looking for these moments. He was pushing, riding with his passion and he will always be the most special rider of this Grand Prix.”

Munandar is the fifth rider to lose his life at a MotoGP event in the last ten years. Japanese Moto2 star Shoya Tomizawa was killed during the 2010 San Marino GP, a week after 13-year-old American Peter Lenz died after falling on the warm-up lap of a support race at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. All these riders lost their lives in similar ways – they fell from their motorcycle and were struck by following riders. The fifth rider to die during this period was Luis Salom, who was killed during the 2016 Catalan GP, when he was struck by his bike that had rebounded off the trackside airfence.

Despite never-ending development work by riding-gear manufacturers it’s very difficult to protect a fallen rider from the impact of motorcycles travelling at high speed.

Motor Sport extends its deepest condolences to Munandar’s family, friends and loved ones.

 

 

More reasons why Yamaha is back up front…

Apologies for this – the following information should have featured in Monday’s Sepang race insight, revealing another the reasons for Yamaha’s current revival. Two weeks before Sepang I spoke to Petronas SRT team manager Wilco Zeelenberg at Motegi.

“This year’s improvements are nothing big, just tiny changes, but the biggest thing has been Fabio [Quartararo] pushing all the other guys by showing them what the bike can really do,” said Zeelenberg. And then they can look at his data and learn from him, so this is a big help for all of Yamaha.

“Many things are better this year: the engine and the electronics, but most of all it’s the engine that helps us by giving us traction, which is what we needed last year. Pretty much all of our problems last year were because the engine was wrong. The way it made power didn’t find traction, the electronics were not the biggest problem.

“Also, Michelin’s 2019 tyres have helped us a lot. The rear tyre compounds are stronger than last year, so this is a real help, because tyre life was our biggest problem last season.”

 

 

Márquez evaluates scooter-style rear brake

Márquez in FP2 at Sepang: with rear brake lever above, clutch lever below Photo: Honda

Marc Márquez tried a new rear-brake system at Sepang which may trigger a major shift in how MotoGP riders use the rear brake.

MotoGP riders don’t only use the rear brake to decelerate, they use it to help turn the bike mid-corner, to adjust geometry and to control acceleration on corner exits.

Several riders in MotoGP now use rear brakes operated by the left thumb, because they cannot get their right foot to the rear lever in right-handers. However, a thumb-brake cannot deliver much pressure to the rear brake. A finger-operated lever delivers much more pressure and feels more natural because riders use the same system when riding scooters. World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark and several other superbike riders already use finger-operated rear brakes.

“Normally in left corners I’m very fast, but in right corners I’m not extra fast, so we are trying something more,” said Márquez, who only tried the finger lever in FP2. “I didn’t like the thumb brake because I need to feel the handlebar in my hand. But I ride a lot of motocross using the clutch, so this system is easier for me, but at the moment it’s not ready. This was just the first contact to see if it’s possible to use in the future.”

Brembo technicians believe Márquez needs to start 2020 preseason testing with the system and use it for the whole season.

 

 

MotoGP aerodynamics to be removed (occasionally)

Aerodynamics has been the greatest area of controversy in MotoGP during the last few seasons and now the downforce devices may be removed, if only occasionally.

The recent Australian Grand Prix, interrupted by gale-force winds that caused several crashes, convinced riders and teams that MotoGP’s aero winglets can be dangerous in certain circumstances.

“Phillip Island is a unique track in a unique location by the sea, so sometimes it does get very windy,” explained MotoGP technical director Danny Aldridge at Sepang.

“Some riders, teams and manufacturers came to me during the weekend explaining that when it’s really windy the wind can get under the wings, so when the weather’s like that they feel it’s safer to run without them.

“But at that late stage in the weekend we couldn’t do much about it, because while some factories use aerodynamics that are attached to the bodywork, others use aero that’s moulded into the bodywork, so it wouldn’t have been fair if some teams had removed their aero and others couldn’t. We have discussed the situation at IRTA and now the proposal will go to the Grand Prix Commission.”

 

 

‘Swinglets’ are NOT tyre coolers, confirms KTM

KTM's 'swinglet' during the 2019 MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix

New 'swinglet' on factory KTM RC16 Photo: Oxley

The last of MotoGP’s six factories to introduce swingarm aero used its first so-called ‘swinglet’ at Sepang. KTM is more against aerodynamics than any of the other factories but is going with the flow.

When Ducati introduced the first ‘swinglet’ at the season-opening Qatar GP it caused one of the nastiest confrontations between MotoGP factories in some years. Several rival brands protested at the innovation and the case eventually went to MotoGP’s Court of Appeal, which ruled in the Italian factory’s favour.

At that time Red Bull KTM team manager Mike Leitner said, “a full aero ban would be great; it would make us happy”. But both KTM factory riders raced with ‘swinglets’ at Sepang.

Because swingarm attachments aren’t allowed for aerodynamic reasons Ducati had its unit authorised as a tyre-cooling device. However, every rider from every rival factory that’s subsequently used copies of Ducati’s ‘swinglet’ says the same thing: the ‘swinglet’ increases rear-tyre downforce, which gives them vital extra grip during braking.

“We feel more support from the rear in braking, more rear-tyre force,” said KTM rider Pol Espargaro at Sepang. “This is why all the manufacturers do this: to increase downforce.”

In other words, it would appear that Ducati was being economical with the truth at the start of the season. So what happens next? Will ‘swinglets’ be banned? Not quite.

“I homologate items on the confirmation that the factories give me – what the riders say out there is something else,” said MotoGP technical director Danny Aldridge at Sepang. “Obviously this is no longer a grey area and all the factories have these things, so they will be allowed for 2020. And it’s not all downforce – for example Suzuki say that when they look at their data the unit does cool the tyre.

“The rules will be clarified for next year. Factories will be allowed only one upgrade through the season, and if you remove your unit that’s your upgrade. So you can change the design once, but the upgrade has got to be there all the time, except in the rain.”

 

 

Why did KTM choose Lecuona? ‘Because he’s an animal!’

Iker Lecuona during the 2019 Malaysian Moto2 Grand Prix

Lecuona with crew chief Mathieu Grodecoeur and WP engineer Tim De Bot Photo: Oxley

When Casey Stoner rode for Ducati his team manager Livio Suppo famously said, “I love Casey – he’s an animal!”

When I asked a top Moto2 engineer why KTM had signed a virtual unknown to its Tech 3 MotoGP team he laughed and said, “Iker is an animal!”.

Motorcycle racing is a vicious sport and requires huge amounts of aggression. This is why KTM signed Iker Lecuona, plus the fact that he is only just starting out as a roadracer and is already fighting close to the front of the Moto2 pack. Incredibly this is only the Spanish 19-year-old’s third full season as a roadracer! Before that he was Spanish Supermoto champion.

At Sepang on Sunday he fought for fourth place on a private KTM, 20 seconds ahead of the next KTM privateer.

The fact that Lecuona (pronounced ‘Laykwona’) is so aggressive on the bike appeals to KTM, which has had its best MotoGP results with Pol Espargaro, who also rides it like he stole it.

And there is something else KTM likes about the Spaniard – he may just have front-tyre skills like Marc Márquez.

“Iker rides with the rear and doesn’t care what happens with the front,” says Mathieu Grodecoeur, his Moto2 crew chief in the American Racing Moto2 squad. “The reason he is strong with the KTM Moto2 bike is that he completely ignores the front chatter and all that stuff.

They have super-rookie in Iker, who will be able tell them completely new things, because he’s never ridden this kind of bike

“When we checked his data from Phillip Island we saw he lost the front every lap at the last corner, but he didn’t mind because he just rides with the rear. He has the attitude to brake late and not really worry about the front.

“His riding style is aggressive. He hangs off a lot and makes the bike turn by himself, working a lot with his body position. I don’t expect him to be consistent in year one in MotoGP, but I think he will show some impressive results sometime.”

Lecuona rode his first Grand Prix in late 2016, then missed the start of his first full-time season in 2017 after suffering serious injuries in preseason testing.

“Since day one working with him I’ve believed in Iker’s huge, huge talent,” adds Grodecoeur. “Obviously he lacks experience in roadracing but his raw talent is incredible.

“For sure KTM’s MotoGP bike has a special DNA, so they need a rider that fits that DNA and I think he will suit the bike very well. When we jumped from Kalex to KTM at the end of 2017 Iker felt from his first lap that this bike was made for him because he can be very aggressive with it and do what he wants with it. With the Kalex you need to be more sensitive with the front and he didn’t like that so much.”

Grodecoeur also believes Lecuona will bring a fresh avenue of development to the RC16

“KTM’s 2019 line-up makes a lot of sense because they have every kind of rider. They have a very experienced MotoGP rider in Pol [Espargaro], they have a rider with one year of experience Miguel [Oliveira], they have a multiple Moto2 race winner in Brad [Binder] and they have super-rookie in Iker, who will be able tell them completely new things, because he’s never ridden this kind of bike

KTM’s MotoGP squad has been watching Lecuona since early 2018 when he fought with Brad Binder and Joan Mir at COTA. Next year he will be replaced in American Racing’s line-up by twice Moto3 race winner Marcos Ramirez

 

 

When Márquez’s magic tricks go wrong

Maverick Viñales took home 25 points from Sepang, but the biggest talking point of the weekend was the clash between Fabio Quartararo and Marc Márquez during Saturday’s Q2 qualifying session.

What happened during that outing was basically the opposite of what happened during qualifying for June’s Italian GP.

That afternoon at Mugello, Márquez played a genius move on his Ducati rivals. The Ducati team told Andrea Dovizioso and Michele Pirro to wait in the pits until Márquez started his final run, then sent them out to mess with him.

Márquez wasn’t playing, so the trio cruised around Mugello, until Dovizioso knew time was running out, so he had to get his head down and go for it. This is when Márquez turned Ducati over.

Instead of allowing Dovizioso to use his speed to snatch pole he slotted in behind Dovizioso, leaving himself just enough space to chase down the Italian on their final lap to take pole by two tenths. This was possibly the best qualifying trick since the introduction of the 15-minute format.

At Sepang it was Márquez who did the chasing, riding out of pit lane right behind Quartararo as they began their final run. Every time Quartararo closed the throttle to force Márquez to overtake, the world champion closed his throttle.

The pair rode a whole lap like this. Quartararo finally tired of the game and knew time was running out, so when they started the next lap he returned to full speed. And that’s when it happened. When Márquez flicked into Turn Two his rear tyre slid and gripped, flicking him over the highside, landing knees, elbows and face first on the track.

The champ was badly battered by the fall, which Jack Miller witnessed from just a few metres behind. “I saw the highside and knew exactly what he’d done – he was dicking around,” said the Aussie. “The left side of the rear tyre is quite hard here, so it got too cold and the bike highsided him. He was playing cat and mouse. He’s generally the master tactician, but today it came back and bit him on the arse. The crash didn’t look pleasant.”

The world champ refused to admit his tactics, while Quartararo only admitted to being flattered. “Marc wanted to follow me because we are doing a good job this year,” said the rookie. “And all this is part of the game – if I have the possibility to do it I’ll also do it.”

Márquez’s Sunday comeback from his massive highside was remarkable. MotoGP doctor Angel Charte prescribed anti-inflammatories and painkillers for his injuries and described him as “pure, hardened steel”.

Perhaps without the injuries Márquez may have been hunted down Vinales, but perhaps Q2 was the more important moment of the weekend: the first shot of the 2020 MotoGP season?

Even more remarkable than Márquez’s race was the fact that neither him nor Quartararo were reprimanded for cruising in Q2, because there is nothing more dangerous on a racetrack than riding slowly.


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The Malaysian Grand Prix is MotoGP’s most physically demanding race due to the tropical weather. Sunday’s race took place in 32-degree heat and 60 percent humidity and yet the fastest lap was ridden by the oldest man in the race.

Valentino Rossi, who very nearly won last year’s Malaysian GP and this year was only thwarted in his battle for third by Andrea Dovizioso’s rocket-ship Ducati, broke the four-year-old lap record by almost a second. And he was chuffed to bits.

“I feel good with the bike and I’m very happy to be strong here because physically this is the hardest race of season,” said the 40-year-old. “This time we worked well on tyre life, although you do a lot of the lap on the edge of the tyres here, so you stress the tyres more. Also we have a lack of speed, so when we fight with faster bikes it’s very difficult to manage. I was faster in the long corners, but on the straights Andrea could always repass me. I tried my maximum because there’s a big difference between finishing third and fourth.

“Maverick rode the race in the best way today, because with our bike when you are alone you can make your lines and make the difference in the corners, which is where our bike is strong. But when you fight with a bike that’s faster on the straights you cannot overtake in the corners.”

 

 

Bagnaia still using too much corner speed

Last year’s Moto2 world champion Pecco Bagnaia completed February’s three-day preseason test at Sepang second fastest, 0.063 seconds behind Danilo Petrucci and faster than Marc Márquez, Andrea Dovizioso, Fabio Quartararo and everyone else.

That performance had many people marking Bagnaia down as 2019 Rookie of the Year. But the 22-year-old goes into next week’s 2019 season finale at Valencia with less than a third of the points of Fabio Quartararo and only just ahead of embattled KTM rookie Miguel Oliveira. More importantly he’s hit the ground 13 times, putting him just behind Jack Miller and Johann Zarco at the top of the 2019 crasher’s league.

Pramac team manager Francesco Guidotti explains the problem.

“Pecco’s riding style is more corner speed, using the front tyre a lot,” he explained. “There’s a lot more risk to crash with high corner speed, instead of using hard braking, strong acceleration and lower speed in the corners. This is clear and he knows it and he’s trying to change. Sometimes he can, other times he cannot. We show him the data of all the Ducati riders. What he wants to do is to use both styles and make a balance. If he can do that it will be perfect!”

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Imagine a hot summer day and you’re feeling peckish and parched at the same time. Something sweet and juicy that’s bursting with flavor would be the perfect meal. A truly delicious and super healthy summer mango salad would take that cake.

Mango is bursting with Vitamin C and A. Both contain antioxidant properties, support the immune system and are great for the skin. Add avocado that has fiber to improve digestion as well as potassium and good kind of fats for better cardiovascular health.

Put it some almonds or tuna to get your protein for a truly nutritious meal. And you can make it in no time flat too! All you need are the following:

How to Make a Simple Summer Mango Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, flesh cubed
  • 1 avocado, flesh cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons of silvered almonds, toasted
  • Lettuce (preferably mesculine mix as it is infused with a variety of colours and nutrients.  Mesculin mix usually includes rocket which is great for the liver)
  • 1 small tin of tuna (optional)

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

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  1. Get a large bowl and put in all your ingredients.
  2. Make the dressing. Whisk the oil and vinegar together, season, and pour over salad.
  3. Toss everything. Do it slowly to make sure not to crush your mangoes and avocados.
  4. Get a spoon or fork. Enjoy!

Next time, you can make it your own by adding different ingredients. Replace the almonds with pecans or walnuts. Try bananas, pineapples, or whatever fruit that’s in season. The possibilities are endless!

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We have been on this planet for a really long time; yet somehow, we continue to find ways to rethink the basics of our existence like eating, sleeping and movement. At any given moment, we can find a new trend addressing what, when and even how we should eat, sleep or exercise.

However, there are some among us who seem to function quite successfully outside of the trends, remaining healthy and happy despite challenging work environments. To prepare for winter, here are a few tips from medical professionals and frequent flyers on how to stay healthy despite working in environments full of germs.

You lose when you don’t snooze

Night nurses and frequent travelers agree that syncing up with the rhythm of their schedule is a priority. To minimize jet lag or avoid fatigue, both groups ensure that they get sound, uninterrupted hours of sleep. They also stay open to the opportunity for power naps whether it is right after takeoff or at midday; the chance for a quick reset can provide a boost for the rest of the day.

To create the best chance for a successful sleep time, both groups espouse routines and generally healthy habits. While sleep aids may not be for everyone, other common practices include skipping alcohol, adding meditation or enjoying a short session of relaxed or deep breathing.

In addition, while some people choose to forego screens and others love reading a page or two from their Kindle, most people agree that taking a break from anything that provides negative stimulation, like watching the news or reading a horror story helps ensure they can wind down physically and mentally. Ear plugs, white noise, eye masks and good neck support are all low-tech ways to create a physical environment conducive to sleep when and wherever.

Stay fresh

Next up is the idea of staying fresh both via fresh air and clean spaces. For example, when it comes to winding down and getting in a bit of exercise, frequent travelers and medical professionals agree that getting outside for deep breaths, a walk or a run can help us stay healthy, get in sync with our local environment and relax.

In addition, ensuring we are operating in a clean space is important. Wiping down surfaces in which multiple people come in contact and washing hands well and frequently are two basic but critical ways to limit exposure to illness (think keyboards, armrests, phones and counters).

Similarly, watching what we do with our hands, from keeping them away from our face to covering our coughs and sneezes with our inner elbow, we can further restrict the spread of unhealthy particles.

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<i>Your first paragraph is absolute rubbish. I suggest that you read the casualty estimates for the conquering of Japan.</i> The estimates for one million American casualties for a land invasion were at best worst case analyses. You are simply uncritically repeating (post) wartime propaganda and presenting a false dichotomy. See Ref 1 or 2 below. Moreover, I never suggested a ground invasion of the Japanese mainland. That I did seems to be an unwarranted assumption on your part. Responding to a comment you dislike by attributing a sentiment to the commenter that he never articulated is a sadly common way of responding on this site. I did not even express opposition to Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs. However, Truman did not weigh the alternatives. Per Ref 2: <i>The top American military leaders who fought World War II, much to the surprise of many who are not aware of the record, were quite clear that the atomic bomb was unnecessary, that Japan was on the verge of surrender, and—for many—that the destruction of large numbers of civilians was immoral. Most were also conservatives, not liberals. Adm. William Leahy, President Truman’s Chief of Staff, wrote in his 1950 memoir I Was There that <b>“the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan."</b> ... ” Adm. William “Bull” Halsey Jr., Commander of the US Third Fleet, stated publicly in 1946 that “the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment…. It was a mistake to ever drop it…. [the scientists] had this toy and they wanted to try it out, so they dropped it…” [Robert Oppenheimer opposed it- LS] Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, for his part, stated in his memoirs that when notified by Secretary of War Henry Stimson of the decision to use atomic weapons, he “voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives…” </i> It's not even clear that the Japanese surrendered on account of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They were keenly aware of Russia's presence, and, given equal terms, preferred to surrender to the Americans. Perhaps you could consider Alperowitz's arguments in a serious way before you dismiss my comment as "absolute rubbish", you snippy bitch. 1. https://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/30/books/did-we-need-to-drop-it.html 2. https://www.garalperovitz.com/2015/08/%EF%BB%BFthe-war-won-hiroshima-generals-dropped-bomb-knew/ P.S. By the way, I have spoken to soldiers who fought in WWII in the Pacific. One of whom, who died three years ago, was a counter-intel officer during the occupation of Japan. He would have been on the invading force had there been a land invasion of Honshu, and was grateful that that possibility did not materialize. He was, however, critical of Truman's decision to drop the bomb. He also said, as far as the US Army could tell, there was no conspiracy among the Japanese to thwart the occupation. P.P.S. <i>wars are about winning as cheaply as possible WRT YOUR casualties not the enemy's. </i> I did not say that, either.
          

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Your first paragraph is absolute rubbish. I suggest that you read the casualty estimates for the conquering of Japan. Then do read the plans for the invasion of japan and the Japanese preparations for the only three possible landing sites and the sheer number of available kamikaze aircraft for each site.(this time they would go for the troop transports not the warships and look at what one bomb did to hundreds of soldiers in the Falkland war) Then look at the psychiatric casualties in the USN that were beginning to overwhelm medical staff and the accelerating suicide rate amongst sailors. Those bombs saved between 16 and 18 million lives: the >one million expected allied casualties and the 16-18 million Japanese who were prepared to fight using men women and children for ever metre of Japanese soil. Bushido was inculcated into everyone . Perhaps you should talk to the few remaining soldiers and airmen on their way to Japan when the war ended as they will tell you just how relieved they were as they knew. What the soviets did to the Kwantung army was totally impossible in Japan(terrain) You are simply regurgitating the standard communist inspired rhetoric about WW2. I am so disappointed with you. As all of this rubbish is the same as the current antiMcCarthyism that pours out of the left and poor McCarthy had NO idea that it was 10x worse than he thought as it was the bureaucracy that was most affected. Diana west and https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/34-years-ago-a-kgb-defector-described-america-today I can agree with the second paragraph as wars are about winning as cheaply as possible WRT YOUR casualties not the enemy's. addendum I am sorry if I appear so harsh but your opinions while often bleeding heart, are usually sensible but this one was not. The bombs were totally justified and even after Nagasaki it was Hirohito who forced surrender NOT the military.
          

11/7/2019: Business: ‘Shooting star’ shows get Space Agency nod

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Government officials have defended a decision to allow Rocket Lab to launch a satellite into space that will rain down artificial ‘‘shooting stars’’ into the night sky. The satellite is owned by Japanese company ALE, whose goal was described by The...
          

Delta #Restores gay scenes to ‘Rocketman’ & ‘Booksmart’ following outcry

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Delta Air Lines said that it’s bringing back the gay scenes that it had previous cut from the movies Booksmart and Rocketman. Last week, passengers on the airline noticed that gay kisses and sex ...
          

James Harden Dominant as Rockets Cruise Past Short-Handed Warriors

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James Harden dropped 36 points on 10-of-23 shooting to lead the Houston Rockets to a 129-112 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors on Wednesday at the Toyota Center...

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Доброфест 2017: фестиваль дарит толстовку за Добрый автобус

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По улицам Ярославля начал курсировать фирменный автобус фестиваля "Доброфест 2017". В связи с этим событием организаторы фестиваля на своей странице ВКонтакте инициировали конкурс среди подписчиков. 

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0022100: Spaceplane damage bug/typo -- Fusion rocket does not bypass shield

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I rarely get my own spaceplanes, and was checking their damage. It claims to have a "lone fusion rocket" but it does not have a fusion bypass <br /> <br /> This opens up some option:<br /> 1) Make it actually do fusion damage -- gives raid tech more synergy potential between the frigates and the strike craft<br /> 2) Revisit weapon. The DPS seems pretty mediocre. As nice as it's defensive perks are, it needs some bite too
          

Triều Tiên xác nhận thử thành công hệ thống phóng rocket đa nòng

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Russia Captured Advanced Israeli-US Missile

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An advanced Israeli surface-to-air missile that was fired from the 's Sling (formerly known as the Magic Wand) missile system was given to Russia by Syria, when it was found intact after the rocket did not explode on contact, according to Russian media sources. The rocket was reportedly fired on July 23, 2018, and Syrian forces that were dispatched to the scene found the missile intact after it sustained minor damage from impact. The missile was then taken to a Syrian-Russian base where it was transferred to Moscow for further research. 's Sling was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and American defense contractor Raytheon. The system is designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles and the newest generation of tactical ballistic missiles at low altitude. The system forms the middle layer of air defense systems between the Iron Dome and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 missile defense systems. Russian media reports quoted Chinese news agency Sina saying that the missile was taken by Russia for "reverse engineering." source: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syria-hands-Russia-an-advanced-Israeli-missile-starts-researching-it-607009 .
          

SpaceX Goes For Two Big Reuse Milestones With Next Launch

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SpaceX is returning to the launch pad to send its second batch of Starlink Internet satellites into low Earth orbit. "On Tuesday, SpaceX completed a static test firing of the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage that is presently scheduled to launch on November 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida," reports Ars Technica. "Beyond the primary mission, this flight is going for two rocket reuse milestones." From the report: This will be the first time that SpaceX has attempted to fly the same Falcon 9 first stage four times. This particular stage flew on July 25 (Iridium 7 mission) and October 8 (SAOCOM 1-A) in 2018 as well as February 22 (Nusantara Satu and Beresheet spacecraft) this year. Additionally, SpaceX will also attempt to reuse a payload fairing for the first time. After a Falcon Heavy launch of the Arabsat-6A mission in April, SpaceX recovered both halves of the payload fairing from the Atlantic Ocean. Those fairings have since been refurbished -- it is not clear how much work needed to be done to clean them and mitigate the effects of any salt water damage -- and will now fly on the Starlink mission.

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11/7/2019: Editorial & Letters: Time to ban private use of fireworks Bill flawed

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It is time for fireworks to be banned. We were subjected to irresponsible behaviour from our neighbours. They were letting off the type of rockets that soar in the air and then explode. The problem was, they were aiming them sideways and they were...
          

Olivia Wilde Applauds Delta for Promising to Restore Edited LGBTQ Love Scenes

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A spokesperson for the airlines has issued a statement acknowledging that content well within their guidelines was unnecessarily excluded from both 'Booksmart' and 'Rocketman'.
          

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Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen says we’re at ‘transformational moment’ to address inequality and harassment

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“The attention of the public has stayed riveted on this; CEOs are paying attention,” says the newly appointed president and CEO.

“None of this is rocket science, and so any board or any CEO who tells you it’s just really hard—it’s just horseshit,” said Katie McGrath, co-CEO of production company Bad Robot. She was talking about diversity and gender equality in the workplace at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe’s Civil Servants in Unprecedented Strike for Better Wages

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Tool wows a sold-out crowd at Rocket Mortgage Field#House

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A Tool concert is a device used to get your musical heart working again. That is rarely more clear than it was Wednesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. For 21/2 hours, guitarist Adam Jones, ...
          

Nba, Harden trascina i Rockets al successo contro Golden State

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Nove partite nel turno di questa notte in Nba. Sugli scudi il greco Giannis Antetokounmpo che con un personale di 38 punti, 16 rimbalzi e 9 assist ha guidato i Milwaukee Bucks al successo per 129-124...
          

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Wheeler, Texas, prepares for Apollo 12’s 50th anniversary with event to honor Alan Bean and Mission Control

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Wheeler, Texas, prepares for Apollo 12’s 50th anniversary with event to honor Alan Bean and Mission Control News Staff Thu, 10/31/2019 - 04:13
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On Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 was launched on top of a Saturn V Rocket and began its four-day journey to the moon. Aboard the small command module were three “Navy brothers,” Charles “Pete” Conrad; Cmdr. Richard Francis “Dick” Gordon; and command module pilot and lunar module pilot Alan L. Bean. Seconds after the launch from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral—now Kennedy Space Center in Florida—it fell to the quick minds and bold decisions of the young men of Mission Control to save the mission. John Aaron, born near Wellington, sent the initial instructions to the Apollo crew. Onboard, only Alan Bean, born in Wheeler, knew what to do. After completing the second manned mission to the lunar surface, Apollo 12 returned safely to Earth on Nov. 24, 1969.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Wheeler Historical Museum will host an all-day celebration to honor Wheeler’s native son, Capt. Alan L. Bean, and the heroes of Mission Control who made the Apollo program successful. A stellar group will join the activities, beginning with the 7:15 am sign-in for the 5K/Fun Run. Amy Bean, daughter of moonwalker Alan Bean, will launch the 5K at 8 am, followed by the Fun Run. The starting line/finish will be the 400 block of S. Main, in front of the Towne Square Inn.

The U.S. Postal Service will have a temporary office in the Wheeler Historical Museum for a special pictorial stamp cancellation. Envelopes featuring the art of Tim Gagnon will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own. The stamp cancellation is at no charge and will begin at 10 am. The museum, located at 105 N. Alan L. Bean Blvd., will be open 10 am–5 pm. Visit the Alan L. Bean exhibits throughout the day.

Meet the VIPs at 10 am at the old Rogue Theater building, located at 406 S. Main. Amy Bean will welcome attendees and talk about “Growing up Apollo.” Renowned artist Tim Gagnon will unveil the Wheeler Historical Museum Alan L. Bean Commemorative Patch. Patches and the Alan Bean Challenge Coin will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Rick Houston, author of Go Flight, the book on which the documentary, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo, was made, will introduce three of the heroes starring in the documentary; John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, and Jim Kelly. There will be two free showings of Mission Control at 11 am-12:40 pm; and again at 1-2:40 pm.

Activities at 3-4:30 pm at the AgriLife Building, located at 7939 US Hwy 83, will include photo ops with VIPs: Rick Houston, who will have a book signing, and Tim Gagnon, who will have patches available.

A spaghetti supper will begin at 5 pm at the AgriLife Center. After a welcome from Wheeler Historical Museum President Pam Hill, Leslie Bean will be the featured speaker at the first spaghetti supper honoring Capt. Alan L. Bean, “The first man to eat spaghetti on the moon.” Dining will begin at 5:30 pm. Following dinner, there will be a panel discussion with John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Jim Kelly, and author Rick Houston. The panel will be moderated by Weston Marshall of Texas Tech University.

A fundraiser auction will be held by Lyndon Loyd Auctioneers at the AgriLife Center after the VIP panel discussion.

Sign-up for the 5K is $20 (for medal); for the Fun Run is $15 (for medal); with a limited number available. Dinner tickets are required, at $30, and may be obtained on eventbrite.com ; the Wheeler Historical Museum Facebook page; and at The Wheeler Times.


          

Microsoft Japan switched to four-day workweek — sales skyrocketed 40%

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  • Microsoft Japan recently completed its experimental "Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019" program.
  • The program involved giving employees five consecutive Fridays off, cutting the duration of meetings, and encouraging online chats instead of face-to-face ones.
  • Some research echoes Microsoft Japan's recent report, suggesting that cutting the workweek can boost productivity.


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What's one way for a tech company to boost sales, increase employee satisfaction and cut overhead costs? Switch to a four-day workweek.

That's the takeaway of a new report from Microsoft Japan, which recently wrapped up its experimental "Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019." The experiment involved giving employees five consecutive Fridays off with pay, limiting meetings to 30 minutes or fewer, and encouraging online messaging as opposed to face-to-face chats.

In addition, some employees worked three-day weeks and were allowed to work remotely. The company also provided financial assistance to employees for "expenses related to self-development, family travel expenses, social contribution activities, etc."

In the new report, Microsoft Japan compared data on sales performance and other metrics from this summer to the same months last year. Compared to August 2018, the results showed:

  • Number of pages printed in August 2019: -58.7%
  • Rise in sales per employees in August 2019: +39.9%
  • Amount of "30 minute meetings" in August 2019: +46%

'Karoshi' and karojisatsu'


About 92 percent of employees said they liked switching to the four-day workweek. That's perhaps unsurprising for a company based in Japan, where the severe work culture requires many people to work overtime for little to no extra pay, leaving them dangerously exhausted. In fact, being overworked to death — by stroke, heart attack, etc. — is common enough that the Japanese have a word for it: karoshi. There's also a word for workers who commit suicide due to work-related stress: karojisatsu.

Stories of karoshi and karojisatsu — such as a 31-year-old journalist who logged 159 hours of overtime in the month before she died of heart failure — have helped to prompt Japan to pass laws promoting work-life balance, including caps on overtime hours. Still, critics of Japan's work culture argue the regulations — some of which allow employees to work 100 hours of overtime in a month — don't go far enough.

Work-life balance


But, like Microsoft Japan, some companies have taken matters into their own hands, passing strange policies to discourage overwork, such as making employees wear purple "embarrassment capes" if they work too late, or flying music-playing drones around the office to announce it's time to leave.

More broadly, research suggests that cutting the workweek and making schedules more flexible can boost productivity and employee satisfaction. The Harvard Business Review, for example, reported that a Chinese travel agency saw a 13-percent increase in productivity when it allowed call center employees to work remotely. In New Zealand, one company permanently switched to a four-day workweek in 2018, leading to a 24-percent productivity increase.

Richard Branson's utopian vision of the workweek


To some business leaders, switching to a less intensive workweek is inevitable, as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wrote in a 2018 blog post:

"The idea of working five days a week with two day weekends and a few weeks of holiday each year has become ingrained in society. But it wasn't always the case, and it won't be in the future. Could people eventually take three and even four day weekends? Certainly. Will job-sharing increase? I think so. People will need to be paid the same or even more for working less time, so they can afford more leisure time. That's going to be a difficult balancing act to get right, but it can be done. If it works for individuals and works for businesses, everyone would want to spend more time with their loved ones, more time exploring their passions, more time seeing the world outside of an office and more time getting healthy and fit."


          

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Resultados y clasificación

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Houston (EE.UU.), 6 nov (EFE).- Resultados de la jornada y clasificaciones de la temporada regular 2019-20 de la liga profesional de baloncesto de la NBA.

Miércoles, 6 de noviembre

Detroit Pistons 122 New York Knicks 102

Indiana Pacers 121 Washington Wizards 106

Houston Rockets 129 Golden State Warriors 112

Atlanta Hawks 93 Chicago Bulls 113

Toronto Raptors 124 Sacramento Kings 120

Memphis Grizzlies 137 Minnesota Timberwolves 121

Dallas Mavericks 107 Orlando Magic 106

Utah Jazz 106 Philadelphia Sixers 104

Los Ángeles Clippers 124 Milwaukee Bucks 129

Jueves, 7 de noviembre

Charlotte Hornets -- Boston Celtics 7:00

San Antonio Spurs -- Oklahoma City Thunder 7:30

Phoenix Suns -- Miami Heat 8:00

Los Ángeles Clippers -- Portland Trail Blazers 9:30

Viernes, 8 de noviembre

Orlando Magic -- Memphis Grizzlies 6:00

Washington Wizards -- Cleveland Cavaliers 6:00

Indiana Pacers -- Detroit Pistons 6:00

Atlanta Hawks -- Sacramento Kings 6:30

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Golden State Warriors 7:00

Nueva Orleans Pelicans -- Toronto Raptors 7:00

Dallas Mavericks -- New York Knicks 7:30

Utah Jazz -- Milwaukee Bucks 8:00

Denver Nuggets -- Philadelphia Sixers 8:00

Portland Trail Blazers -- Brooklyn Nets 9:00

Los Angeles Lakers -- Miami Heat 9:30

El inicio de los partidos es hora del Centro y los equipos de la izquierda juegan como locales.

CONFERENCIA ESTE

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División Atlántico

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Boston Celtics 5 1 83,3 ----

Filadelfia Sixers 5 2 71,4 0,5

Toronto Raptors 5 2 71,4 0,5

Brooklyn Nets 3 4 42,9 2,5

Nueva York Knicks 1 7 12,5 5,0

División Central

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Milwaukee Bucks 6 2 75,0 ----

Indiana Pacers 4 4 50,0 2,0

Detroit Pistons 4 5 44,4 2,5

Chicago Bulls 3 6 33,3 3,5

Cleveland Cavaliers 2 5 28,6 3,5

División Sureste

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Miami Heat 5 2 71,4 ----

Charlotte Hornets 4 3 57,1 1,0

Atlanta Hawks 3 4 42,9 2,0

Washington Wizards 2 5 28,6 3,0

Orlando Magic 2 6 25,0 3,5

CONFERENCIA OESTE

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División Noroeste

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Denver Nuggets 5 2 71,4 ----

Utah Jazz 5 3 62,5 0,5

Minnesota Timberwolves 4 3 57,1 1,0

Portland Trail Blazers 3 4 42,9 2,0

Oklahoma City Thunder 3 4 42,9 2,0

División Pacífico

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Los Ángeles Lakers 6 1 85,7 ----

Phoenix Suns 5 2 71,4 1,0

Los Ángeles Clippers 5 3 62,5 1,5

Golden State Warriors 2 6 25,0 4,5

Sacramento Kings 2 6 25,0 4,5

División Suroeste

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

-- -- ---- ----

Dallas Mavericks 5 2 71,4 ----

Houston Rockets 5 3 62,5 0,5

San Antonio Spurs 4 3 57,1 1,0

Memphis Grizzlies 2 5 28,6 3,0

Nueva Orleans Pelicans 1 6 14,3 4,0.EFE


          

129-112. Harden logra doble-doble y da victoria a los Rockets

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Houston (EE.UU.), 6 nov (EFE).- James Harden tuvo doble-doble de 36 puntos y 13 asistencias y los Rockets de Houston derrotaron 129-112 a los Warriors de Golden State, que perdieron por sexta ocasión en ocho partidos en lo que va de temporada.

Para liderar a los Rockets (5-3), Harden jugó 35 minutos y encestó 10 de 23 tiros de campo, incluidos 6 de 16 triples, y 10 de 13 desde la línea de personal.

Luego de irse con 17 de 79 triples en sus primeros seis partidos, Harden ha convertido 13 de 32 en los últimos dos.

Los 292 puntos de Harden en los primeros ocho partidos (36.5 puntos por juego) marcan el total de puntos más alto en ocho juegos desde que Michael Jordan tuvo 303 en 1988-89.

Russell Westbrook tuvo 18 puntos, ocho rebotes y seis asistencias. P.J. Tucker tuvo doble-doble de 22 puntos y 11 rebotes, y Clint Capela agregó otro de 19 puntos y 16 rebotes.

Por los Warriors (2-6) el líder anotador fue Alec Burks, con 28 puntos.

Eric Paschall tuvo 19 puntos, y Glenn Robinson III agregó 15 puntos y 11 rebotes, pero el equipo de Golden State vio caer su marca a 2-6 por primera vez en ocho años. EFE


          

Harden anota 36 puntos y Rockets hunden más a Warriors

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HOUSTON (AP) — Pese a que la alineación de Golden State no incluía casi a ninguno de sus viejos enemigos, James Harden buscó hacerle daño a toda costa. Lo logró.

Harden totalizó 36 puntos y 13 asistencias para que los Rockets de Houston derrotaran el miércoles a Golden State por 129-112 el miércoles, en lo que fue la sexta derrota en ocho partidos para los Warriors.

Hace menos de seis meses, un plantel muy distinto de los Warriors eliminó a Houston en los playoffs por tercera vez en cuatro temporadas.

“Eso es parte de la liga”, dijo Harden sobre la forma en que los rostros han cambiado en Golden State, por lesiones o transacciones. “Hay muchas caras diferentes desde la última vez que estuvieron acá. Pero iba a ocurrir en algún momento. Así es esto”.

Harden parece haber superado los problemas ofensivos que lo aquejaron al comienzo de la temporada, al encestar seis de 16 triples. En los primeros seis encuentros anotó apenas 17 de 79 intentos de tres puntos, pero en los últimos dos duelos ha atinado 13 de 32.

Los 292 puntos de Harden en los primeros ocho partidos (36,5 por encuentro) constituyen el mayor total tras ese número de duelos desde que Michael Jordan totalizó 303 en 1988-89.

Russell Westbrook aportó 18 unidades, ocho rebotes y seis asistencias. P.J. Tucker sumó 22 tantos y 11 tablas, Clint Capela añadió 19 puntos y 16 rebotes, mientras que Austin Rivers encestó sus cuatro tiros desde la línea de tres para 12 unidades.

Alec Burks lideró a Golden State con 28 puntos. Eric Paschall tuvo 19 tantos y Glen Robinson III añadió 15 puntos 11 rebotes.

Ambos equipos sufrieron al momento de anotar por momentos en la primera mitad, pero al final del segundo periodo Harden acertó un triple de larga distancia y recibió una falta. El tiro encendió a Harden y a la afición del Toyota Center, incluido el rapero Travis Scott, quien estaba sentado en primera fila.

Houston se fue al medio tiempo con ventaja de 63-52 gracias, en parte, a los 24 puntos de Harden, aunque también ayudado por la mala puntería de Golden State, que atinó apenas el 38,8% de tiros de campo.

En la primera mitad, hubo siete cambios de liderato antes de que Houston comenzara a distanciarse en el marcador.


          

James Harden anota 36 puntos y Houston vence a Golden State

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden totalizó 36 puntos y 13 asistencias para que los Rockets de Houston derrotaran a Golden State por 129-112 el miércoles, en lo que fue la sexta derrota en ocho partidos para los Warriors.

Harden parece haber superado sus problemas ofensivos, al encestar seis de 16 triples. En los primeros seis encuentros de la temporada anotó apenas 17 de 79 intentos de tres puntos, pero en los últimos dos duelos ha atinado 13 de 32.

Russell Westbrook aportó 18 unidades, ocho rebotes y seis asistencias. P.J. Tucker sumó 22 tantos y 11 tablas, Clint Capela añadió 19 puntos y 16 rebotes, mientras que Austin Rivers encestó sus cuatro tiros desde la línea de tres para 12 unidades.

Alec Burks lideró a Golden State con 28 puntos. Eric Paschall tuvo 19 tantos y Glen Robinson III añadió 15 puntos 11 rebotes.

Ambos equipos sufrieron al momento de anotar por momentos en la primera mitad, pero al final del segundo periodo Harden acertó un triple de larga distancia y recibió una falta. El tiro encendió a Harden y a la afición del Toyota Center, incluido el rapero Travis Scott, quien estaba sentado en primera fila.

Houston se fue al medio tiempo con ventaja de 63-52 gracias, en parte, a los 24 puntos de Harden, aunque también ayudado por la mala puntería de Golden State, que atinó apenas el 38,8% de tiros de campo.

En la primera mitad, hubo siete cambios de liderato antes de que Houston comenzara a distanciarse en el marcador.


          

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Release of Rocket.Chat portable 2.16.1-9 is now available.
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Warriors lose again as Harden fires up Rockets

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In Atlanta the Hawks lost 93-113 to the Chicago Bulls and in Houston, the Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 129-112.
          

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Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its 'Cybertruck' this month

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"Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory," Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday.
          

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FX Technical Analysis – Assist for Newbies

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Foreign Exchange Technical Analysis – Assist for Newbies If you’re brand new forex (FX) Online Trader, FX technical analysis can sound like rocket science. You could even mistake it for fundamental analysis. Although each would require important considering, clearly, they’re on the reverse finish of one another by way of the subjective-objective spectrum. Understanding how […]
          

Hour 2 - Danica Patrick (11-06-19)

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Dan and The Danettes welcome retired professional racing driver Danica Patrick.

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Hour 2 - Earl Thomas and Michael Wilbon (11-05-19)

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Dan and The Danettes welcome Baltimore Ravens Safety Earl Thomas and Pardon The Interruption co-host Michael Wilbon.

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VIDEO: Great Horton Road incident sees youth fire rockets behind

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Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary ravaged by plastic and death

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1 / 13 Seabird Sanctuary Plastic DeathIn this Oct. 15, 2019, photo, a seabird sits in a tree on Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that […]

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E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

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E-cigarettes may cause inflammation, oxidative stress and unstable blood flow, the study found (AFP Photo/PAUL J. RICHARDS)More Paris (AFP) – Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver — increasingly popular among teens — may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to […]

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NASA cracks open a sample of moon soil that’s been shut away for four decades

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Apollo sample processors Andrea Mosie, Charis Krysher and Juliane Gross open lunar sample 73002 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. (NASA Photo / James Blair) For the first time in more than 40 years, NASA has opened up a pristine sample of moon dirt and rocks that was collected during the Apollo missions. Scientists […]

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Standing tall: Scientists find oldest example of upright ape

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A man holds bones of the previously unknown primate species Danuvius guggenmosi in his hand in Tuebingen, Oct.17, 2019. Palaeontologists have discovered fossils in southern Germany that shed new light on the development of the upright corridor. (AP Photo/Christoph Jaeckle)More BERLIN (AP) — The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit […]

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New class of Allen Distinguished Investigators will focus on cellular processes

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Biomedical researcher Samantha Morris, shown here in her lab at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of the newly named Allen Distinguished Investigators. ““This award is enabling us to take a big risk in our arena by generating a completely new technology, one which will be useful to the scientific community. […]

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Spaceflight and Rocket Lab will put a Japanese shooting-star satellite into orbit

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An artist’s conception shows the ALE-2 shooting-star satellite in orbit. (ALE / Spaceflight Illustration) Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s handling the pre-launch logistics for a Japanese satellite that’s designed to spray artificial shooting stars into the sky. Tokyo-based ALE’s spacecraft is just one of seven satellites due to be sent into orbit from New Zealand as […]

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Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin (and SpaceX?)

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An artist’s conception shows the ascent module taking off from the descent module on Boeing’s lunar lander. (Boeing Illustration) Boeing says it has submitted its proposal for a lunar lander capable of putting astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024, joining a competition that includes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture […]

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Music Rocket Launcher: Hardstyle Anthems (2019)

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GWAR Announces Holiday Tour Dates With Unearth

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Most years, I celebrate the holidays by taking my Nana to see the Rockettes at Radio City. But last year she fell asleep mid-high-kick, which may have been due to old age, but I suspect was actually the result of seeing more or less the same show every December for five decades. This year, I […]
          

New Orleans airport opens new terminal: See the amenities

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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport opened its newest terminal to the public on Nov. 6. Check out the facility’s new features.       

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Passengers are complaining about LAX’s new Uber, Lyft pickup; here’s what it’s really like

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My experience riding a bus to hail an Uber at Los Angeles International Airport’s new LAX-it pickup area was breezy.       

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Airline apologizes for ‘false alarm’ that triggered hijacking protocol at Amsterdam airport

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Dutch military police are investigating a suspicious situation on an aircraft at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.       

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Sales: Inside Sales - Bountiful, Utah

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Workman Success Systems is a fast growing consulting, coaching and training firm for Real Estate agents and brokers.-- We are looking for energetic individuals to join our sales team. If you are looking to develop and excel, we would like to talk with you! As an Appointment Setter you will prospect for and acquire new clients from various lead sources provided. You will assist in all aspects of the process by prospecting, cultivating, setting appointments and managing leads.-- We are looking for someone who is driven to quickly connect and build rapport with warm leads, and has excellent verbal communication skills. Responsibilities: --- Achieving appointment setting targets while responding effectively to client inquiries (usually in form of sales leads). --- Accomplish monthly activity goals. --- Master the sales process and call scripts. --- Participate with on-going training to develop understanding with products. --- Enter and maintain prospect information in CRM, and keep client information current daily. --- Prospect for new business and follow up with leads in pipeline. --- Accurately track and convey productivity and sales metrics to management. Qualifications: --- Independent and self-motivated. --- Finds new and innovative approaches to problems. --- Open to new ideas and guidance. --- Proactive, acts without being told what to do and brings new ideas. --- Expects the highest personal and team performance. --- Demonstrated history of initiative and ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. --- Outstanding interpersonal communication skills via email and phone. --- Flexibility/adaptability, adjusting quickly to changing priorities and conditions. --- Must be willing to work in Workman Success main office in Salt Lake City. --- Real Estate experience a huge plus. --- Must be computer/web literate and generally "tech savvy." --- Previous experience with web based CRMs. --- Be a team player who thrives working with a tight knit company where their activities directly affect the bottom line. --- Passionate about selling. --- Enthusiastic with excellent people skills. About Company: Workman Success Systems is a family-values company dedicated to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve. We believe that achieving success in business shouldn't come at the expense of other parts of your life. Too often, real estate professionals run themselves ragged, working nights and weekends to make ends meet without enough time for the things and people they care about most. We know that struggle firsthand. The results are mind-boggling. Time after time, year after year, when people follow our program, their incomes skyrocket and they get their lives back. It's gratifying, and we love it! ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Full-stack Software Developer - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Mavenlink is looking for talented software developers to join our Salt Lake office. We have a great team in Salt Lake, and you'll be joining in the early days, with a chance to influence the culture. You'll step into a supportive environment praised by our engineers for its focus on continuous learning. Here's how our engineering culture will support your career growth: Pair Programming "We work twice as fast and produce better code because, with two minds working together, you find solutions you wouldn't have seen if you were working by yourself." Amanda Holl, Software Engineer Continuous Learning "I don't just want to learn so I can be the best, I want to learn so I can teach the people sitting next to me-so we can all grow." - Adam Ellsworth, Software Engineer Coaching and Mentorships "Every engineer here has a 'coach' - an active, practicing engineer providing mentorship and support to help their 'coachees' grow their careers." - Andy Leavitt, Director of Engineering Open Communication "We teach team members how to give and receive feedback. I feel like the things I say are heard and acted on, and I have an opportunity to act on them myself." - Paulette Luftig, Software Engineer Full-stack development "We have open architecture meetings that everyone is invited to, which we can do because everyone is full stack, and we all know how the pieces fit together. There are very few blind spots this way." -Maggie Sheldon, Senior Director of Product As our product and customer base grow, we're seeing interesting technical challenges. We've recently finished: Moving from Sprockets to Webpack/Yarn Real-time streaming of all database events to time-sensitive application systems Automated containerized staging deployment of every green developer build Upcoming challenges include: Developing a rich & sophisticated React component architecture Evolution from a single Rails app to cohesive, decoupled services Auto-scaled, self-healing production Kubernetes Joining Mavenlink, we'll guide you toward the challenges that interest you. Skills & RequirementsThough we will eventually re-open our recruiting to early-career candidates, at this time we're only considering candidates with 2+ years of experience. Experience in our stack is not a requirement. We value empathy, communication, and care for our colleagues. ()
          

Warriors lose again as Harden fires up Rockets

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In Atlanta the Hawks lost 93-113 to the Chicago Bulls and in Houston, the Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 129-112.
          

SpaceX Starship : Elon Musk annonce un prix démesurément bas pour exploiter la fusée

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Combien coûtera l'utilisation d'une fusée Starship pendant une mission ? D'après Elon Musk, trois fois rien, ou presque. [Lire la suite]

Voitures, vélos, scooters... : la mobilité de demain se lit sur Vroom ! https://www.numerama.com/vroom/vroom//


          

Τα Χριστούγεννα κοντεύουν! Η Ιωάννα Λίλη στόλισε δέντρο υπερπαραγωγή [pic,vid]

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Τα Χριστούγεννα κοντεύουν! Η Ιωάννα Λίλη στόλισε δέντρο υπερπαραγωγή [pic,vid] | tlife.gr
Τα Χριστούγεννα είναι πολύ κοντά! Σε ακριβώς 48 μέρες έρχεται η αγαπημένη γιορτή μικρών και μεγάλων και όπως καταλαβαίνεις μερικοί celebrities έχουν ήδη ξεκινήσει να στολίζουν τα σπίτια τους. Μετά τον Γιώργο Γιαννιά, σειρά είχε η Ιωάννα Λίλη!
Η πρώην παρουσιάστρια έκανε το χατίρι των παιδιών της και μαζί με αγαπημένους της φίλους έφτιαξαν το πιο εντυπωσιακό χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο!
Η Ιωάννα δεν θα μπορούσε να μη μοιραστεί φωτογραφίες και βίντεο στον προσωπικό της λογαριασμό στο Instagram, δείχνοντάς μας τον στολισμό υπερπαραγωγή του σπιτιού της! 
«Καλημέρα-Καλημέρα-και ΝΑΙ εγώ στόλισα αρκετά νωρίς στο σπίτι φέτος μαζί με τους αγαπημένους φίλους Μπάμπη και Νίκη-Είμαι πολύ χαρούμενη, γιατί ήταν μια όμορφη έκπληξη και για τα παιδιά!», έγραψα χαρακτηριστικά η Ιωάννα Λίλη στο Instagram.




          

Bloodhound land speed record car tops 500mph

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British record contender joins top 10 list of fastest cars in history, with aim of beating the 763mph record

The Bloodhound Land Speed Record rocket car has passed the 500mph mark as it continues to gather pace in the Kalahari desert in South Africa.

Pilot Andy Green logged a speed this week of 501mph on the 12.4-mile Hakskeen Pan track near the Namibian border. But the run was not without drama.

During the engine shutdown procedure, a fire warning alert sounded in the cockpit. Green called “Fire, fire, fire over the radio and quickly evacuated the cockpit. Rescue trucks attended the scene, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

The alert was triggered by a fire wire that's designed to burn and break at 160 deg C. The afternoon temperature of 36 deg C, combined with heat soak from the Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine, was put down as the cause. But the team took positives from the incident, claiming it “validated that both the fire detection system and fire response processes the team has set up work successfully”.

 

The Bloodhound team has also reported minor bodywork damage to the rear deltas, which are aerodynamic panels that cover the rear suspension. Sand and grit kicked up by the car’s airflow hammered a small area of the bodywork, crumpling the titanium skin like tissue paper. The first repair failed to survive a previous run at 491mph, but the new patches held up unscathed in the latest, faster attempt.

The 501mph speed means Bloodhound LSR has entered the record books within the list of the top 10 fastest cars in history. The team is now preparing for the next challenge, to hit 550 mph, within the next few days as the work towards their target of breaking the ultimate record of 763.035mph.

Bloodhound - the testing phase explained:

The long-promised testing runs are taking place on a specially prepared 20km (12.4-mile) track at Hakskeen Pan in the Kalahari Desert, near the Namibian border.

To test the installation of its Rolls-Royce EJ200 gas turbine engine (as used by the Eurofighter Typhoon), the car was late last month successfully given a “dry crank” at its Gloucestershire HQ, which involved having the exhaust output of a smaller jet engine blown into its intake to rotate the moving parts of the main motor.

“It involves turning the engine without activating the ignition,” says engineering director Mark Chapman. “It’s like a last look under the hood.”

In South Africa, the Bloodhound team plans a series of 13 runs to test high-speed aerodynamics and stability, especially during the 400mph-plus transition phase when steering authority delivered by the front wheels’ grip on the track surface changes and the front wheels become rudder-like aero devices.

Engineering director Mark Chapman says high speed is not the biggest issue this time, however.

“The 200mph testing we did at Newquay Airport in October 2017 was all about accelerating the car, about checking that we could generate thrust from standstill," he says. "The car was only at full power for about two seconds.”

“In South Africa this time our EJ200 engine will develop its full 54,000 horsepower for nearly a minute, but the main emphasis will be on stopping. The biggest engineering challenge of all is stopping a car as fast as this without running out of desert.

“We’ll be testing a two-parachute braking system, and of course we have friction brakes that work best below about 200mph. On top of that, we’ll do handling tests and investigate stability changes. And we have to see how well the team can perform under pressure in heat that might hit 40deg C."

Engineering millionaire Ian Warhurst, whose “seven-figure” investment rescued the project from receivership early this year at the last minute, says the project will seek financial and technical backers in earnest once the first South African testing is successful.

“I’m very optimistic about the future,” he says. “We have a great deal of interest from potential backers, once the car has run. It was always clear, given the history of this project, that first of all we needed to show we can make things happen.”

Bloodhound will be driven by former RAF jet pilot and current record holder Wing Commander Andy Green, who, back in 1997, became the only person ever to drive a car at supersonic speed on land when he took his Thrust SSC to a new mark of 763.035mph. The team members believe they can achieve 800mph as a first step. 

The record attempt is scheduled to take place late in 2020, but the team has set no timetable for their other, much tougher objective of achieving 1000mph on land.

“We’ve divided our aims into two separate phases,” says Warhurst, owner and CEO of the project’s supporting company, Grafton LSR. “We’ll concentrate on the record first, and when we’ve achieved that, we’ll use the data and knowledge gained to make a judgement about whether to go for the second phase.”

The test track at Hakskeen Pan been specially prepared on a dry lake bed by 317 members of the local Mier community. Working by hand, they have removed more than 16,500 tonnes of stone in preparation for Bloodhound’s runs. 

Thirteen parallel tracks have been laid out, because the car’s unique aluminium wheels – which don’t have tyres because the rotational speed would throw them off the rims – penetrate the track’s hard surface as they run, and “up to 13” runs are planned for this first trip to South Africa.

The new Bloodhound ownership team is maintaining its role as an attraction to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects for school-age students, by making its results and research findings publicly available. “This is the first land speed record attempt of the digital era,” says Warhurst. “Digital platforms can share data in real time from hundreds of sensors on the car, allowing budding engineers to see exactly how the car is behaving as it dices with physics.”

Warhurst is funding the current preparations himself but is depending on the upcoming tests to attract new backers, especially title and livery sponsors. For now, the car is painted all white, but Warhurst believes when it “does something”, interested corporate and technical partners, currently waiting in the wings, will come forward.

The project moved from its old base near Bristol and is now based in new premises in the SGS Berkeley Green University Technical College, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

The car’s new livery – a red fin with a white body – is intended to encourage new investors in the project, which for the first time will offer both title and livery sponsorships. Bloodhound’s original yellow and blue livery, from what they’re now calling the R&D phase, will still be used in photographs and videos, the new owners say. 

Bloodhound project's dramatic 2019 rescue detailed

Warhurst established a new company, Grafton LSR Ltd, to run the project. The name is taken from an 1839 painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery, of a bloodhound called Grafton.

Warhurst is joined in the new company by familiar faces such as Green and Chapman, along with many others from the original team “to provide continuity”. The team also now includes commercial director and ex-Formula 1 money man Ewen Honeyman, whose job is to find new backers for the project. 

For the time being, Warhurst, who was eight days into his retirement when he heard last December of Bloodhound’s demise by text from his son, will provide “the cashflow to keep the project on track” until extra backers are found. Warhurst recently sold Melett, a turbocharger parts and equipment supplier of which he was the owner and managing director. 

“I have been overwhelmed by the passion and enthusiasm the public has shown for the project,” said Warhurst. “Over the past decade, an incredible amount of hard graft has been invested in this project. It would be a tragedy to see it go to waste. It’s my ambition to let Bloodhound off the leash and see just how fast it can go.”

The former boss of Bloodhound SSC, Richard Noble, will not participate on Bloodhound’s engineering side but will continue to work on its educational aspects.

“It was a hard fight to create the Bloodhound car, the largest STEM programme in the UK, the public engagement programme and the 1000-man-year desert preparation. Our weakness was always finance but now, with Ian Warhurst, the team has the support it needs to drive forward.”

Q&A: Ian Warhurst (July 2019)

Why did you buy Bloodhound?

“I had to. They were on the point of cutting it up and sending it away for scrap. In fact, they put it off so I could come and see the car. I knew I couldn’t leave without doing some kind of deal.”

Did you know immediately that you’d go for the record?

“We had to decide whether to put it in a museum or run it as intended. It took about two months to decide it could be a commercial proposition.”

How’s sponsorship going? Wasn’t that the problem last time?

“So far, we’ve had some good indicators, calls from big corporates talking the right numbers, broadly speaking. The problem for projects like this is cashflow, which is what I’m providing. When you get close to running, you have something to sell to sponsors. We believe this can run on a proper commercial basis.”

Have you been to Hakskeen Pan yet?

“Yes, I was there earlier this month, doing 100mph on it in a Toyota Land Cruiser. If you want to see flat, boy, that’s it. I couldn’t believe we’d need to go eight times as fast to break the [current 763mph] record.”

Read more

Bloodhound SSC saved as investor buys 1000mph project

Bloodhound SSC: inside the factory building a 1000mph car

Land speed records: a history of British obsession


          

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LL76 - Sly Cooper and The Cowboy Coins

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This week on Last Lives...Jbone and Sam G are joined again by Evan Valentine of Comicbook.com to talk about everyone's favorite wise-cracking racoon NOT named Rocket, SLY COOPER! The boys take it back to the PS2 era to talk Stealth Mascot Platforming and what made the Sly Cooper series a cut above the rest of the critters! Plus Past Due News and Checkpoint Chatter!

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Letters on Angela Davis, the Bureau of Study Counsel, climate change, and more

November-December 2019 Opinion

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Crime and Incarceration

The article about Elizabeth Hinton (“Color and Incarceration,” by Lydialyle Gibson, September-October, page 40) included an observation by Hinton when she visited a loved one inside a California prison and saw “all these black and brown families.” I work for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), dedicated to helping incarcerated men and women successfully transition back into society and reform our criminal justice system. I have walked into numerous prisons in California, which has one of the world’s largest prison systems. Each time I step into one of these institutions, my breath is taken away by the image of a sea of black and brown bodies in oversized blue prison uniforms, slowly pacing these prison yards in a fog of hopelessness.

I’ve also seen how education can help break through this fog. Sam Lewis, ARC’s executive director, often speaks with me about how education dramatically changed his life during his 24 years of incarceration in a California prison. I applaud and second Hinton’s call for Harvard to invest in prison education. Education is and will continue to be critical in developing the leadership of those most impacted by our justice system. As an alum, I would love to see Harvard lead in this effort.

Bikila Ochoa, Ph.D. ’09
Los Angeles

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Hinton’s critique of our criminal justice system, and her call for policy reform, are compelling and convincing. But aside from a few casual references, the article ignores an essential dimension of the story: the victims. It is as if none of the incarcerated had committed an offense graver than possession of recreational drugs. Yet in many if not most cases, the victims of crime are from the same disadvantaged socioeconomic, racial, or ethnic groups as the perpetrators. Moreover, victim compensation, sometimes in lieu of incarceration, should be a key element of humane and effective offender rehabilitation.

In portraying the perpetrators as the victims, the author airbrushes the real victims out of the story. Truly, justice is blind.

Andrew Sorokowski, A.M. ’75
Rockville, Md.

The article was disappointing because it left out an important part of the story. Gibson overlooked James Forman Jr.’s book, Locking Up Our Own, subtitled Crime and Punishment in Black America, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2018. I am interested in the topic because I have been a criminal defense lawyer for most of my career, beginning in 1981.

The article sums up Hinton’s book as:

[telling] the story of how federal policies—shaped by presidential administrations and endorsed by Congress—ratcheted up surveillance and punishment in black urban neighborhoods from the 1960s through the 1980s, how criminalization was steadily expanded, and how all of this was driven by deeply held assumptions about the cultural and behavioral inferiority of black Americans.

Gibson overlooks the most important point of Locking Up Our Own: that “amid a surge in crime and drug addiction,” black mayors, judges, and police chiefs who took office in the 1970s, “fearing that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness, embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics” (as the dust jacket puts it). Those officials responded to the demands of black people to do something about the crime in their neighborhoods.

There were big changes in the late 1980s with the advent of the federal sentencing guidelines. Drug cases, even for small amounts of illegal drugs, were prosecuted in federal court instead of state court to take advantage of long mandatory minimum sentences. While many black people were sentenced to prison for crimes involving crack cocaine in urban areas, white people were imprisoned for methamphetamine offenses in rural areas.

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In effect, our country decided to treat illegal drug possession and sales as a criminal-justice problem instead of a public-health challenge. Many public officials, black and white, were making decisions with the best of intentions that resulted in what is now called mass incarceration. Fear of crime motivated all races to do something. I hope Hinton is telling the whole story to her classes about how we got to now.

Patrick Deaton, M.P.A. ’87
St. Louis

The statistics are painfully clear: 50 percent of U.S. murders are committed by 6 percent of our population, black males. A very high violent crime rate in black communities requires police presence to (a) protect potential victims, mostly black, and (b) deter more serious crime. But Hinton concludes that history and white racism are to blame for black crime and imprisonment. Are we to believe that the black community bears no responsibility for its behavior?

Richard Merlo ’57
Elkin, N.C.

“Color and Incarceration” tells a tragic story. To the extent Hinton’s and others’ research in this field defines the problems to be solved, it is useful. This past August 30, Norfolk, Virginia’s, black police chief said, after a bloody week in which 10 people were shot and 5 killed, he is forming a committee to address the public-health crisis of young black men and gun violence the in the same way that they look at the opioid crisis. This means looking at poverty, education, and children regularly witnessing and being victims of gun violence. Black men are either suspect or victim in 93 percent of shootings in Norfolk, often both.

The chief said those demographics have persisted throughout his 30-year career. Black men were victims in 71 percent of the 450 homicides from 2006 to 2017. In the 320 killings in which police arrested someone, that suspect was black 78 percent of the time. He has been saying to groups: Guns are everywhere, shooters are getting younger, and Norfolk residents aren’t energized enough.

The racial makeup of Norfolk is : 47.1 percent white; 43.1 percent African American; 0.5 percent Native American; 3.3 percent Asian; 0.2 percent Pacific Islander; 2.2 percent other races; and 3.6 percent two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.6 percent.

Where are the calls for Pareto analyses and research that help will help us set things right?

Robert Armour, M.B.A. ’67
Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Professor Elizabeth Hinton seems to view poverty and racial oppression as the underlying causes of violent crime.

The homicide offending rate for blacks in St. Louis is about 116 per 100,000 (https://www.slmpd.org/images/2018_Homicide_Stats_for_Website.pdf). This is 13 times the rate of 9 per 100,000 in New York City (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/yea....). The poverty rate in St. Louis is 23 percent, versus 19 percent in New York City.

New York City’s overall homicide rate declined from 31 per 100,000 in 1990 to 3.4 per 100,000 in 2018. Its poverty rate was 19 percent in both years.

Varying levels of poverty and racial oppression do not explain the homicide offending rate for blacks being 13 times higher in St. Louis than in New York City or the 90 percent decline in New York City’s homicide rate since 1990. What does?

Andrew Campbell ’74
Ann Arbor, Mich.

 

Elizabeth Hinton has done valuable research, but the her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime and the article give a misleading picture of the origin of the dramatic growth in our prison population. Chronological plots of crime statistics from Baltimore* and Massachusetts offer a better picture of what happened (*FBI UCR Crime data from a student research project led by me at George Mason University [in preparation]).

 A combination of factors including rise in drug use and other developments in the 1960s led to a huge surge in crime nationwide. This ultimately led to a bipartisan-supported increase in police resources and stiffening of sentencing that peaked with the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act. The Baltimore plot suggests it had major effect in reducing crime. 

Blacks bore the brunt of increased incarceration because higher percentages lived in poverty-burdened neighborhoods that are breeding grounds for crime. The anti-crime movement overreacted—a typical American behavior—but was fundamentally motivated against lawlessness, not a vendetta against African Americans. 

Frank T. Manheim ’52
Fairfax, Va.

Angela Davis

Harvard Magazine’s hagiographic paean to Angela Davis (“Revisiting Angela Davis,” the sidebar to “Color and Incarceration,” September-October, page 44) at least does touch on reality by noting a few of the details of her part in a horrible terrorist murder in the 1970s. Too bad the tone about that incident is so forgiving and low key.

However, to then pass off her totalitarian sympathies by simply saying she was a “member” of the Communist Party is an outrageous evasion. She was the vice presidential candidate of the American Communist Party twice, supported the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1979 in Moscow. It’s nice that Davis cares, or says she does, about prisoners in this country. However, when Czech dissident Jeri Pelikan publicly called on her to defend his imprisoned dissident comrades, she refused. When Alan Dershowitz asked her to support Eastern bloc political prisoners, she told him that “they are all Zionist fascists and opponents of socialism.” Which of course calls attention to her strong support for the anti-Zionist BDS movement, which aims to dismantle the Jewish homeland.

Angela Davis is a thoroughly reprehensible extreme leftist and a hypocrite when it comes to prisoners’ rights. It is a shame that such a puff piece on her made it into your pages, and it is a disgrace for Harvard to have anything to do with glorifying or honoring her.

Jonathan Burack ’64
East Lansing, Mich.

In “Revisiting Angela Davis,” on the exciting, upcoming exhibit from the papers of Angela Davis recently acquired by the Schlesinger Library, there is a questionable characterization of the “attack on the Marin County Courthouse” in 1970 that resulted in her arrest and trial on multiple charges related to this event.

Often referred to as the August 7 Revolt or Rebellion, the courthouse action was initiated by Jonathan Jackson, the younger brother of George Jackson, who was the most influential of the radical black prisoners referred to as the Soledad Brothers after being accused of the murder of a guard in the California state prison of that name. The sidebar states that the courthouse action was “intended to free the Soledad Brothers but instead left four people dead…,” a claim that was actually used by the prosecution in her trial to support the argument that Davis’s personal relationship with George Jackson was the principal motive for her involvement with the incident. The prosecution could not present definitive evidence for this claim, as detailed in Davis’s Autobiography, describing the cross-examination of chief prosecutor Albert Harris by the defense on that point. The implication that the four deaths resulting from the action were attributable to the brutality of Jackson and three militant prisoners during that incident was also contested in the cross-examination. Jonathan Jackson, prisoners James McClain and William Christmas, and Judge Haley were shot and killed inside a van by San Quentin guards in line with the policy at that time that all escapes must be prevented, even if the killing of hostages might be involved.

Anna Wexler, Ed.D. ’98
Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Bureau of Study Counsel

We are the five living former directors and associate directors of the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC), representing nearly a half-century (1971-2019) of the BSC’s existence since its founding in the mid 1940s. We are concerned about the characterizations of the bureau offered as justification for its closing (“Bureau of Study Counsel, R.I.P.”; harvardmag.com/bsc-to-arc-19). We appreciate the magazine’s recognition that something important to students’ educational experience will likely be lost (“A Chill in the Air?” September-October, page 5). In our direct and extensive experiences of the BSC, we know it as an office that is deeply committed to an educational mission and model and that has continuously evolved to support the learning and developmental needs of an ever-changing student population.

The primary mission of the BSC has always been educational. BSC services have helped students sharpen their academic skills (reading, time management, problem-solving) with the broader goal of helping each student develop an independent mind that can, among other things, take thoughtful perspective on sources of knowledge and authority; reckon with complexity and uncertainty; generate and evaluate new possibilities; engage difficult endeavors with rigor and purpose; and weigh choices and consequences against deeply considered values. These capabilities are central to the College’s mission and the aims of a liberal arts and sciences education and are as relevant today as they were in the post-World War II era of the BSC’s founding.

When the College hired a new director in 2005, it expressly reconfirmed the BSC’s mission as an academic support office, not a mental-health service—a clarification that was necessary given that Harvard had moved oversight of the BSC to the University Health Services the previous year (a shift which the BSC counselors at that time cautioned against). In 2015, the staff welcomed the move back to the College as a renewed endorsement of the BSC’s original and continuing focus on learning and development.

During the last few decades, at Harvard and beyond, the term “mental health” has slipped almost unquestioned into everyday parlance and has become overly applied to human experience, including the inherently personal and emotional aspects of education and learning. The best educational/developmental support welcomes the rich complex whole of students’ experience of learning. Although such support—including that offered by the BSC—is appropriately informed by the fields of psychology and neuroscience, it is not mental-health treatment.

Listening closely to students’ experiences of learning has helped the BSC staff identify and bring early attention to emerging educational issues and trends—often long in advance of these becoming College priorities—including diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the University; plagiarism and academic integrity; academic stress and resilience; the role of technology in the college experience; and the value of a holistic approach to learning and development. The BSC has a longstanding record of hiring diverse staff from the fields of education and psychology as well as a history of drawing upon and contributing to evolving models and materials in the field of student learning and development.

For over 70 years the BSC has provided an educational setting in which students from every background have found the practical support, illuminating perspectives, and personal courage needed to engage in transformational learning. We five educators who lived and led two-thirds of the BSC’s long history are grateful to have been a part of such an innovative and inclusive learning service dedicated to promoting the intellectual and ethical development of our students.

Suzanne Renna, Ed.D. ’88
Former associate director and
former acting director

Ann Fleck-Henderson ’64, Ph.D.
Former associate director

Jean Wu, Ed.D. ’84
Former associate director

Abigail Lipson, Ph.D.
Former director

Sheila Reindl ’80, Ed.D. ’95
Former associate director

Climate Change

In an essay on “Climate Change” [President Lawrence S. Bacow’s regular letter to readers, September-October, page 3], it is stated that “The scientific consensus is by now clear:” Convenient, because there is not a word in the article to support this so-called science. Nor is there any mention that carbon dioxide, a small fraction of one-half of 1 percent of the earth’s atmosphere, is essential for plant life, and so for all life on earth—including us. One shudders to think how long life could “flourish” in this academically ideal “decarbonized future.”

Of course, the “scientific consensus” on the structure of the universe was settled by Ptolemy, creation by the Bible, gravity by Newton—until someone like Galileo, or Darwin, or Einstein, with the imagination and courage to challenge consensus, follow-the-crowd thinking came along. One hopes for something better from a major university. Nullius in verba.

William J. Jones, J.D. ’60
Warren, N.J.

Editor’s note: The nearly universal scientific consensus, worldwide and among Harvard experts, is that increased man-made emissions of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are accelerating the warming of the planet and climate change—as has been scientifically predicted for decades. No one disputes that plants use carbon dioxide. Decarbonization refers to reducing man-made emissions from combusting fossil fuels, burning forests, and so on—not to changing the natural chemistry of the atmosphere. The magazine’s extensive coverage of these issues is searchable online at www.harvardmagazine.com; the president’s letter is about University affairs from his perspective, not an article or a report summarizing the underlying science.

 

I read with admiration and sadness the Undergraduate column by Isa Flores-Jones ’19, who writes of the disempowerment she felt as a climate activist trying, in vain, to convince Harvard to divest its holdings from oil and gas companies before her graduation (“Movement Ecology,” September-October, page 35). As Undergraduate columnist from 1985 to 1987, I well remember the “Divest Now” balloon tethered to my and many classmates’ graduation mortar boards—referring not to the University’s fossil-fuel assets, but to holdings in companies doing business with then-apartheid South Africa.

Then, as now, the Overseers made student activists feel they had no agency. As Flores-Jones describes: they listened politely, acknowledged students’ quaint idealism, and disclaimed any power to change the status quo. Affirmation and moral conviction came, instead, from afar: a graduation-day phone call from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to student movement leaders, assuring them their efforts would matter in the end. And matter they did.

Although the lesson of history is that we don’t learn from history, the denouement of the present divestment story seems particularly obvious. Couldn’t Harvard simply cut to the finish, and show that America’s most powerful institutions can occasionally be leaders rather than laggards?

Claudia Polsky ’87
Associate clinical professor of law
and director, Environmental Law Clinic
UC, Berkeley School of Law

I write to challenge President Bacow’s call for a “decarbonized future.” While all scientists agree that the earth has warmed and is still warming since the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850, there is no “consensus” that anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) is the cause of either past or future warming. See, e.g., www.PetitionProject.org, where 31,487 scientists expressly dispute the “consensus” to which President Bacow erroneously refers. In my view, the current climate-change hysteria is based solely upon the projections of several dozen relatively crude and defective computer climate models. All of those models assume their own conclusion that: current and future anthropogenic CO2 will “cause” the glaciers to melt, the seas to rise, and shorelines to disappear. I liken the scary predictions of those modelers to the Wizard of Oz. President Obama has appropriately disregarded all of that CO2 hysteria and recently purchased his dream home on the immediate shoreline of Martha’s Vineyard Island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He obviously has no fear of future sea-level rise.

Ten years ago, two distinguished German physicists destroyed the modelers’ unsupported CO2 hypothesis (see “Falsification of the Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within the Frame of Physics,” by Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner, Int.J.Mod.Phys.B, vol. 23, no. 3, 2009). Since that time, no physicist at Harvard, or any other institution, has even attempted, much less succeeded, in showing that Gerlich and Tscheuschner’s falsification of the “anthropogenic CO2 warming hypothesis” is scientifically incorrect. Because there is no valid scientific evidence that the “anthropogenic CO2 warming hypothesis” has any basis in physics and/or the real world, there is obviously no need to put the entire world through the unimaginable and impossible task of “decarbonization.”

Don W. Crockett, J.D. ’66
Washington, D.C.

President Bacow in his essay says, “If the future is our genuine concern, we must face up to the stark reality of climate change.” He proceeds to tout Harvard’s “research, education, and engagement” but refers to the reasonable demand that Harvard act on its principles by divesting from its fossil-fuel investments only by noting that the debate about divestment “will no doubt continue.” What is he waiting for? How long can Harvard continue to urge its employees and students to recycle their cups while avoiding taking the ethical step—and showing true leadership among universities—by divesting? And he doesn’t even mention the advocacy for Harvard to divest from its investments in prisons, which are huge parts of a greedy and profoundly racist and classist set of enterprises.

Paula J. Caplan ’69 
Associate, Du Bois Institute, Hutchins Center for 
African and African American Research
Cambridge

Relative to the health of Mother Earth, the question is whether divestment is primarily a moral or a practical issue. Due to insatiable demand, the overuse of fossil fuels may be permanently damaging the planet; consumption is out of control, for political and economic reasons only indirectly related to good and evil. Thus the corruption of the fossil-fuel industry, and whether or not using a plastic toothbrush is morally superior to smoking a cigarette, are both incidental; unchecked consumption is the issue, regardless of the moral character of fossil-fuel sellers who merely supply the market with what it wants. And because they sell to anyone, as far as good and evil are concerned it is their absence of morality that should concern us; cold, mercenary, and devoid of conscience, they bargain with saints and sinners alike. This is what an Exxon share really signifies—a for-profit investment in a ruthless trade that does not trouble itself with delicate matters of conscience, and soils its hands as conditions require.

So the least the apologists for fossil-fuel investment can do is stop patronizing us with their pseudo-moral arguments of convenience—for the sake of intellectual honesty, if nothing else. Otherwise we must take their position for what it is: a timid, unprincipled concession to the raw power of a worldwide behemoth, to which many research universities are now attached like remoras to the back of a whale. And since we are known by the company we keep, we are left with two questions; for what do we stand, and how will we be remembered. Slavery once had its share of ardent defenders who saw positive moral good in it; how long, then, will it take the fossil-fuel apologists to see the bankruptcy of their position for themselves.

Frank Morgan ’73, Ds ’79
Wrightsville, Pa.

In his September message to the Harvard community, President Bacow summarized his concerns on climate change and fossil fuels: Climate change is a crisis…fossil fuels are the problem…We hope to be fossil-fuel free by 2050. 

Is the “We” President Bacow is referring to, to make all buildings of the Harvard community fossil-free by 2050? If so, how would one measure the cost and benefit to the University? Or is “We” referring to a larger entity?

As we debate the extent and location of “Climate Change” problems, we must not forget the Hockey Stick hoax of East Anglia University, which most agree was based on manipulated data. 

On August 8, 2019, there was a United Nations Intergovernmental Panel that announced that global warming was devastating crop production and threatening food shortages. This news was contradicted 20 days later, by a Wall Street Journal article that global crop production is setting new records. 

I would like to see a report by a skilled scientist of the Harvard community evaluate the research done by the petroleum engineer Robert Rapier in his paper, published by Forbes on July 1, 2018, titled “China emits more carbon dioxide then the U.S. and EU Combined.” Rapier’s statistics indicate a substantial growth of global emissions of CO2 between 1990 and 2017 from 11 to 18 billion tons/year. In 1990, free Europe and the U.S. combined emitted 9 billion tons, and in 2017 it dropped to 8 billion tons. During the same period the emissions of CO2 in China increased from 2 to 10 billion tons. 

A question for our Harvard community should be, what is the measure we should be using in defining the dangers of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere?. And what is the view of Professor William Happer of Princeton? 

David Scott ’51, M.B.A. ’53 
Dover, N.H. 

I was disappointed by Mr. Bacow’s column, particularly by his comment that “The scientific consensus is by now clear.”

While periodically scientific consensus may be clear, it is never immutable nor settled. Science is based on observation; and as we continue to observe more and gain more facts, scientific consensus moves on.

The “scientific consensus” was settled that everything revolved around the earth before Galileo. In the Soviet Union, the “scientific consensus” was settled under the Lysenkoist theory that changes to living beings could be passed on genetically. And so on.

I would also observe that “climate change” is and always has been ongoing. As far as I can understand, the earth’s climate has been changing for several million years. It is hard to know what exactly is different right now and why we should suddenly be alarmed about a process that does predate us by the aforementioned several million years and which seems not to have resulted in catastrophe for tens of thousands of years (ever since the last Ice Age.)

I applaud Mr. Bacow’s call for additional research. But the president of Harvard, of all people, should not indulge in unscientific and even anti-scientific appeals to a current consensus.

Tom Neagle, M.B.A. ’72
Fort Mill, S.C.

 Larry Bacow’s climate-change column was the most globally important piece I recall reading in Harvard magazine in decades.

By way of background for this comment, I spent many years studying various fields of science before becoming a Humphrey Fellow at Harvard Business School a lifetime ago. With my M.B.A. degree in hand, I worked as a management consultant for Arthur D. Little Inc., then headed up a similar but smaller firm with a reputation for high-quality consulting work. From this education and experience, through HBS, ADL, and a nearly 40-year-long career, I learned how to sort out the real from the fake, and the important from the trivial. 

Now, as a parent, a grandparent, and someone who cares about other people, I feel obligated to speak up and say that no truer words have been written about climate change and its overarching importance than those in Larry’s column. World-famous scientists who understand climate change, including many at Harvard, shake their heads in sad disbelief at the huge gap between their fact-based concern for our future and the widespread nonchalance of the general public—not to mention the outright denial among some.

Larry’s column provides a welcome and overdue brightening of the glimmers of climate-change light that now emanate from various Harvard schools, including HBS. For that I am grateful. Now it’s time for Harvard, the university that educates leaders who make a difference in the world, to show others the way forward by establishing a University Climate Initiative to put Harvard at the cutting edge of this critical existential issue.

Roger Shamel, M.B.A. ’74
Hillsborough, N.H.

The global warming alarms that sounded late in the last century initially were very troubling. But time was not kind to the alarmists, who have since been discredited: none of their dire forecasts has come to pass. We’ve had no temperature increase at all over the past 20 years, even as atmospheric CO2 concentration continues to rise steadily.

Agreement seems to be emerging among numerous credible scientists that:

  • CO2 probably is not a significant factor in global warming. There certainly is no “consensus” to the contrary, and studies claiming to have found one have been refuted.
  • Warming and cooling cycles occur through natural forces which we can’t control, with solar activity likely being one of the most important.
  • CO2 is a good thing, not a bad thing, and so are fossil fuels. Increased atmospheric CO2 produces many beneficial effects on natural plant and animal environments.

Thus, I was very disappointed to read Harvard president Larry Bacow’s “View From Mass Hall: Climate Change.” He merely parrots the popular media narrative: “…we must face up to the stark reality of climate change. The scientific consensus is by now clear: the threat is real, the potential consequences are grave, and the time to focus on solutions is now.”

Well, no, not really. That is to view climate change from the alarmist extreme of the debate.

Many respected scientists now know better; they offer a more balanced view of things. Future generations may well look back upon the climate change panic as the worst case of mass hysteria since the Church of Rome convulsed over Galileo. Too bad that Harvard’s leadership is following politics, not science, doing little to calm the hysteria or expose the decarbonization mania for the folly that it is.

Robert E. Price, M.B.A. ’71
Franklin, N.C.

Baseball’s Rules

Jacob Sweet’s baseball profile, “All Instincts” (May-June, page 32), states that a batter cannot steal first base. But a batter may attempt to steal first on a wild pitch when there are no on-base runners.

Paul Coran
Rockville, Md.

Jacob Sweet clarifies: This is true in the independent Atlantic League as of July, but not in college baseball or MLB as of press time.

About That Vole

Although I greatly appreciated the article about me (“A New Way of Being in the World,” September-October, page 67), there’s something I would like to clarify. The article ends with a vole who is cornered on my porch by two of my cats. She knows she can’t escape, she believes the end has come, and she covers her eyes with her hands. That part’s okay, but I’ve had some criticism from readers for letting this happen, and the truth (which didn’t appear in the article) is that I didn’t let it happen. I ran toward the cats, shouting at them, they turned to look at me, the vole saw she had a moment to escape, and she dashed away to safety. That’s in the book, and I’d appreciate your publishing this letter so readers won’t think too badly of me.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas ’54
Peterborough, N.H.

Kudos

Thank you and Nell Porter Brown for the “Explorations and Curiosities” series (Harvard Squared). It’s drawn our attention to all kinds of experiences we would have missed otherwise—just last week we spent a wonderful afternoon at the fascinating Public Health Museum in Tewksbury, which I wouldn’t have known about without Porter Brown’s article in the magazine.

Tara Kelly ’91
Gloucester, Mass.

I enjoyed All in a Day about Worcester (“Purgatory—and Beyond,” Harvard Squared, September-October, page 16N). But I was sorry it did not mention the great Korean restaurant Simjang. The food is outstanding, the staff welcoming; they even hosted a poetry reading where I had a chance to share some of my own dishes of poems about Korea. I hope others discover Simjang, too.

David McCann
Korea Foundation professor of
Korean literature emeritus
Watertown, Mass.

Nell Porter Brown’s feature on “Purgatory—and Beyond” brought me to full attention.

I haven’t thought of Purgatory in Sutton, Massachusetts, for decades. It was a destination for a few summer outings for us kids coming from the heat of the nearby city of Worcester. Although it lacked a swimming hole, the rocks provided entertainment sufficient for an afternoon. Thanks for the photo and for the text which stirred some very good memories, and which in turn inspired the poem I attach.

Station Yourself on the Rock

Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, Mass.—
a geological anomaly—meant
more than that to you and me
(no scientists we at five and seven)
who had come with parents
to picnic a lifetime ago.
Pictures emerge in my mind
of sharp outcroppings of towering rock
intimidating in their seeming leaning
at a cautionary angle that said, Take care,
and we did, climbing that rocky place
named by Puritans as Purgatory
where the soul is cleansed by fire
before coming into the presence of God
enabled to bear the beatific vision
which otherwise it could not, recalling
Moses, hidden in rock and waiting to see
the glory of God pass by, but only
allowed the hindmost parts, as no one
could look on the face of God and live.
As smoke rose up from our charcoal grill—
hot dogs, chips and tonic ready—
we sat at a picnic table and shared
the family meal before God.

Judith Robbins, M.T.S. ’96
Whitefield, Me.

Diversity

Regarding the New York Times Magazine’s cover story on litigation before Judge Burroughs (9/1/19):

While the author sets out to analyze the litigation from the viewpoint of second-generation Asian immigrants, the point I draw from it is quite different. The Harvard admissions process is about diversity for the benefit of the student body, not for the purpose of righting old injustices; it has nothing to do with affirmative action. Harvard may quite properly have a purpose not focused on addressing the harms of historic, institutional racism. One can quite properly argue whether this is the “right” purpose for a private institution or not, but it’s not a federally justiciable issue. 

 William Malone ’58, J.D. ’62
New Canaan, Conn.

 Not White, not Black; Asian. Hispanic.

My son’s high school writes to ask me about his race. There are very few choices and so, I reply, none of them describe the diversity he represents. 

I hesitate to tell the information officer that my son is African American. Yet that’s exactly what he is: his father was born under a tree in the Sahara. His first language was not Arabic dialect but the tribal language of the Saharawi. 

In New Orleans, I think, my son isn’t black. But I’m wrong. He isn’t white. And what else is there? In this town, where people have been mixing for 400 years, the reality of Code Noir and Jim Crow has left lasting divisions. My son came home from day care, at age three, and confided in us that he was glad that his father was not a slave because, as his caregivers had told him, this had been the fate of black people in Louisiana. 

So why do I get it wrong, on the form, and say—because there is no category for my son—white? It is the same box that his young, African-American, English teacher puts him in, ignoring the experience he brings to their reading of African and Asian, Muslim, literatures. But the following year, another English teacher, white and on the verge of retirement, puts him in that other box, the one in which people, no matter how smart they might be, are not seen as competent in English. People with my son’s strange name and curly dark hair. 

Harvard students representing diversity have recently testified about their experience. I applaud them. I did not know what it was like to be “taken for” something, to be projected onto, until I watched my son. 

I worried about my son applying to Harvard with less than perfect scores, less than perfect grades. But he understands something better than I do. He understands that, wherever he is admitted, he will bring needed diversity: intelligence and experience, but also that fact that some people might not have seen him the way I do and also for that reason might not have given him the grade he deserves. And this, too, makes him who he is: “white” or African American, beur or Arab; in the UK, Asian, Muslim; and in Spain, Spanish, like his uncle, and other members of the tribe born before the Sahara was de-colonized.

He checks all the boxes. Why ask me? He knows who he is. 

Felicia McCarren ’82
New Orleans 

Errata

The fourth paragraph of the Vita on suffragist Adella Hunt Logan (September-October, page 54) contained inaccuracies in dating and other details involving Hunt Logan’s interactions with Susan B. Anthony, which were pointed out by Anthony biographer Lynn Sherr. Details appear at harvardmag.com/vita-logan-19. We regret the errors.

The profile of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (“A New Way of Being in the World,” September-October, page 67) reported that she had “three dogs and three cats”—but one of those dogs is her son’s.

The report on a collection obtained by Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library (“Revisiting Angela Davis,” September-October, page 44) indicated that Professor Elizabeth Hinton and two graduate students sorted and organized the materials for an exhibition. In fact, their selections for the exhibition were preceded by processing of the materials by Schlesinger staff archivists Jenny Gotwals, Amber Moore, and Jehan Sinclair.

As published, the letter from Robert H. Goldstein (September-October, page 6) omitted a significant word, rendering “my humorously intended comments incomprehensible,” he notes. The letter should have read: “Among certain ethnic groups, the theological question of when life begins is reputed to be answered, ‘On graduation from law school,’” with the italicized word here restored.

 

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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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SEE ALSO: Wealth tax explainer: Why Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and billionaires like George Soros alike are calling for a specialized tax on the ultra-wealthy


          

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"This is based on an incorrect Electrek article. The Air Force asked me to speak at a startup conference called "Pitch Day" & I happened to mention Cybertruck. They don't buy APCs. It's the Air Force," Musk noted in a tweet.

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Trend Report

Indiana Pacers
Indiana is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Indiana is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Indiana is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games at home
Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Indiana's last 18 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Washington
Indiana is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Washington
Indiana is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington Wizards
Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Indiana
Washington is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Washington is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Indiana

Detroit Pistons
Detroit is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games
Detroit is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Detroit is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Detroit is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New York
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing New York
Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against New York
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against New York
New York Knicks
New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
New York is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Detroit
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit

Toronto Raptors
Toronto is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
Toronto is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Toronto is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Toronto is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Toronto is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Sacramento Kings
Sacramento is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Sacramento is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Sacramento is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto

Houston Rockets
Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Golden State
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State Warriors
Golden State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Golden State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Golden State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Golden State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Houston
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State's last 15 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Golden State's last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston

Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chicago
Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago Bulls
Chicago is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta

Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Memphis is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Memphis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Memphis is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Memphis
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Memphis
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Minnesota is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Memphis

Dallas Mavericks
Dallas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Dallas is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Dallas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Dallas's last 17 games when playing Orlando
Dallas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
Orlando Magic
Orlando is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Orlando is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
Orlando is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Orlando's last 17 games when playing Dallas
Orlando is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas

Utah Jazz
Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Utah is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games at home
Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Utah is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Philadelphia
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Utah is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 15 games
Philadelphia is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Philadelphia is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Utah
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Philadelphia is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Utah
Philadelphia is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah

Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
LA Clippers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Clippers's last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games at home
LA Clippers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
LA Clippers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Milwaukee is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Milwaukee is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Milwaukee is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Milwaukee is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Milwaukee is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
          

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Sin Kawhi Leonard no es lo mismo: los Bucks vencieron a los Clippers

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, la figura de la noche NBA (foto: AP)
Milwaukee ganó en el Staples Center, mientras que Dallas sufrió hasta el final para quedarse con la victoria contra Orlando. Además, Utah se quedó con el duelo de las mejores defensas ante Philly.

Miércoles cargado de básquet en la noche de la NBA, en la que Kawhi Leonard no vio acción por descanso, ya que los Clippers (5-3) volverán a jugar esta noche y así lo planificó Doc Rivers. Por eso, la franquicia de Los Ángles cayó en el Staples Center ante Milwaukee Bucks (6-2) por 129-124.

La gran figura de la noche angelina fue Giannis Antetokounmpo, que a medida que pasan los partidos va entrando en su ritmo habitual, incluso desde el tiro externo. El griego cerró una planilla espectacular con 38 puntos, 16 rebotes, 9 asistencias y 4 de 7 en triples, en 35 minutos en cancha. Montrezl Harrell se cargó la actividad de los Clippers con un doble doble (34 pts y 13 reb), pero no fue suficiente sin Kawhi y a la espera del debut de Paul George.

Dallas Mavericks (5-2) sufrió hasta el final para vencer en su casa a Orlando Magic (2-6) por 107-106. Luka Doncic sigue haciendo historia en su segundo año en la NBA y esta vez aportó 27 puntos, 7 rebotes y 7 asistencias, pero con mala puntería desde el tiro externo: 1 de 7. La otra buena noticia para la franquicia texana es el regreso a las canchas del puertorriqueño JJ Barea, luego de una extensa recuperación.

El duelo entre las mejores defensa de la NBA quedó para Utah Jazz (5-3), que venció 106-104 a Philadhelpia Sixers (5-2), que pasó de cinco victorias al hilo a dos derrotas. Donovan Mitchell, con 24 puntos, y Rudy Gobert, con 14 puntos y 16 rebotes, lideraron al equipo de la Conferencia Oeste, mientras que Joel Embiid fue el goleador del partido con 27 unidades.

Esta vez James Harden sí pudo vencer a Golden State Warriors (2-6), más allá de su formación totalmente alternativa. Houston Rockets (5-3) empiza a subir en el Oeste y La Barba volvió a tener una noche de números altos: 36 puntos (6 de 16 en triples), 4 rebotes y 13 asistencias. 

Además, Toronto Raptors (5-2) ganó 124 ante Sacramento Kings (2-6), New York Kincks (1-7) no levanta y cayó contra Detroit Pistons (4-5) por 122-102, Indiana Pacers (4-4), pese a las ausencias claves, ganó 121-106 ante Washington Wizards (2-5). Chicago Bulls (3-6) volvió a la victoria (113-93) contra Atlanta Hawks (3-4) y Memphis Grizzlies (2-5) salió del pozo tras vencer a Minnesota Wolves (4-3) por 137-121.


          

Deep Dive: Adventurous investors can take a rocket ride with this new space ETF

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The Procure Space ETF is the first exchange-traded fund focused on space-related activities.

          

Resultados Liga Mexicana del Pacífico: Charros luce poderío

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CIUDAD DE MÉXICO.

Con una brillante exhibición ofensiva, el cubano Dariel Álvarez guio a los Charros de Jalisco a una victoria por 6-3 sobre los Cañeros de Los Mochis en la actividad de la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico.

Álvarez conectó de 4-4 con dos cuadrangulares y cinco carreras producidas para ser la gran figura a la ofensiva por los ganadores, mientras que Stephen Cardullo la sacó del parque en solitario.

Liam O´Sullivan (1-0) permitió dos carreras y dos imparables en seis entradas de actuación para la victoria. El revés fue a la foja de Rafael Ordaz (2-1) tras conceder seis anotaciones y siete hits en cinco entradas y un tercio de labor.

EN HERMOSILLO

Una apertura de calidad de Brett Oberholtzer llevó a los Sultanes de Monterrey a una victoria por 5-2 sobre los Naranjeros.

Oberholtzer (2-0) dominó a sus rivales lanzado seis entradas en blanco con pelota de