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Bendon Touch and Feel Storybooks

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This Weeks ALDI Finds

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Description

  • Good Morning, Good Night, Who Do You Love, Sweet Santa or Bible Stories
  • Touch and feel the soft fur of huggable animals, featuring fold-out pages and soft, tactile fur 
     

Good Morning, Good Night!

  • This touchable book is perfect for bedtime! 
  • Children read about the activities of a cute and cuddly animal in the daytime, then open the folded pages to reveal the furry, touch-and-feel animal sleeping after its busy day 
  • The final spread is a child who can be "tucked in" by the reader with a soft and fuzzy tactile blanket
  • Describes the fun things that young animals did during the day before going to sleep, including a kitten that played with yarn, a dog that dug in the ground and a bunny that hopped in the garden
  • On board pages
     

Who Do you Love:

  • All kinds of bears, from pandas to polar bears, love their family members more than they love playing, honey or flowers
  • Fold-out pages on each spread reveal extra-large, colorful artwork 
  • Soft, touch-and-feel accents on each spread add in interactive element to the story that your child will love
     

Sweet Santa:

  • New for 2019! 
  • Sweet Santa travels the globe to visit all the children and animals of the world
  • The trip is exhausting for Santa... but he is such a Sweet Santa to everyone!
     

Bible Stories:

  • Touch the soft fur of Daniel`s lions or the fluffy fleece of the Good Shepherd`s sheep 
  • Lyrical rhyming text and adorable illustrations make this book perfect for young children who are just being introduced to the Bible
  • Product Code: 12860

          

PCM’s Brown picks Iowa Western baseball

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Prairie City-Monroe senior Derek Brown was raised in a baseball house.

His older brother Austin pitched for the Mustangs and played collegiately at Buena Vista University.

His father Noel Brown has been the assistant baseball coach at PCM for the past 10 years. His mother Deanna has been PCM’s official scorekeeper for just as long.

It’s a baseball family. And Derek Brown is no different.

Brown begins his fifth and final baseball season this summer but his career is not over. Brown signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Iowa Western Community College on Monday afternoon.

“I chose Iowa Western because right when I stepped on the campus it felt like a good home environment and also because I feel I have a better chance to go Division I after my two years there,” Derek Brown said.

Brown had a lot of suitors. His final two choices were the Reivers at Iowa Western and Ellsworth Community College.

Central College and his brother’s school, Buena Vista, were the other two after Brown the most.

Iowa Western has averaged 51 wins per year since 2010. The Reivers have been to the JUCO World Series eight times in the past 12 years, winning the championship in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

“It’s a good program,” PCM baseball coach Jeff Lindsay said.

“It’ll be challenging and a different type of workload. He’ll be able to handle it.”

Derek Brown has pitched for PCM since his eighth grade year.

In 2016, Brown made one start and 10 appearances on the mound, finishing 2-3 with an earned run average of 3.50 in 18 innings.

He struck out 21, walked 17 and hit three batters and opponents batted .247 off him.

As a freshman in 2017, Brown made eight starts and appeared in 12 games, finishing 3-2 with an ERA of 1.89 in 37 innings.

He also had one save, struck out 43, walked 16 and hit five while allowing opponents to hit .207.

His worst season at PCM came during his sophomore campaign.

Brown started in seven games, appeared in 10 and finished 2-4 with an ERA of 4.34 in 29 innings. He had two saves, struck out 37, walked 14 and hit nine while opponents batted .256 against him.

Brown bounced back in a big way last season for the Mustangs.

He was PCM’s bonafide ace, making eight starts and finishing 6-2 with an ERA of 1.49. He struck out 58, walked 23 and hit six batters. Opponents batted .121 against him.

PCM as a team went 17-5 and lost to just one Class 2A team all season.

Going into his final season, Brown knows he will need to be better with off-speed pitches.

“I feel my off-speed pitches need some work. It’s gonna be different in college,” said Brown, who plans to major in sports media.

“I can sit back and blow 87 miles per hour fastballs by people in high school all night but in college it’ll be harder to do that. My pitching coach and I have been working on my change up and trying to input that more into my arsenal this summer.”

Lindsay said he and Brown have been working on the off-speed stuff the past few seasons.

“When you get to college, you have to mix it up and hit your spots,” Lindsay said. “The off-speed pitches are important.”


          

Bellport HS Students Inducted into Center of Excellence

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Under the advisement of Aimee Iuliucci and Nicole Colao, Bellport High School’s Center of Excellence welcomed 20 new members during an induction ceremony, held on Nov. 7. Attended by district administration and members of the board of education, inductees received a pin symbolizing both their membership and aspiration to explore college as a realistic, attainable and post-high school option. Ms. Iuliucci said, “Wear your pin with pride. Your futures are bright.” During the 2018-2019 school year, the Center of Excellence club was reintroduced by Assistant Principal Dan Fauvell. Membership provides participants with an intensive college-awareness focus and emphasizes the building of successful academic behaviors, including calendar planning, prioritization, study habits, obstacle and roadblock coping strategies and smart decision-making. Students are held accountable for their personal goals, while embodying the leadership principles of professionalism, ambition, integrity, resilience and resourcefulness. There is also significant written and oral presentation work, combined with a focus toward college and career-readiness. Board of Education President E. Anne Hayes told the students, “Each of you have things in mind for the future. Don’t limit yourself but keep moving forward and you’ll be astounded at what you will have accomplished.” Guest speaker and former Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice told the students that they need to have the willingness to take risks. “Young people are important to our democracy,” she said. “You need to become involved in the process.” The induction ceremony was preceded by a dinner, hosted by the high school culinary students. Nevaeh Tinsley led the salute to the flag, while and Destiny France sang the national anthem. Additionally, COE president Anecya Sutton, vice president Emily Hartmann and secretary Kaitlyn Stines announced the names of the inductees as they received their pins and certificates. Ms. Iuliucci also announced that the COE has received a $711 grant from the Brookhaven 7-Eleven, a $2,000 grant from the South Country Education Foundation and a $250 grant from Ms. Felice. The South Country Central School District congratulates the following inductees: (Grade 9) Jada Crowell, Catherine Chicas Fuentes, Aaron Dupaya, Eldrick Dupaya, Sara Epstein, Natali Gonzalez Romero, Ryan Grell, Justin Guzman, Wayne Heinecker, Meadow Lyn Moscatiello, Vanessa Perez, Ambar Ventura; (Grade 10) Sarah Elbaroudy, Andrea Giles; (Grade 11) Asha Golding, Sydney Rountree; (Grade 12) Janaisha Austin, Elsy Franco Argueta, Suzan Lunde and Mahogany Quinitchett.
          

Amy Joy

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Studio J, Spokane, Washington. Lighting assist by Mike Laverdure.


          

Amy Joy

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Studio J, Spokane, Washington. Lighting assist by Mike Laverdure.


          

Amy Joy

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Amy Joy

Studio J, Spokane, Washington. Lighting assist by Mike Laverdure.


          

Bellport MS Presents ‘Guys and Dolls’

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Under the direction of Michelle Stiriz and producer Sean Austin, Bellport Middle School’s talented cast and crew drew a full house during performances of “Guys and Dolls” held on Jan. 18 and 19 in the school auditorium. Based on the 1950 Broadway hit, the middle school production used Frank Loesser’s original, popular scores including “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “I’ll Know.” On stage, Brynne Ballan played the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson with Keira Ballan as Miss Adelaide, Anthony Santana as Nathan Detroit and Alex Marrero as Sky Masterson. Principal actors also included Annalise Scotto-Lavino (Sarah Brown), Sydney Smith (Benny/Beatty Southstreet), Eirini Michaels (General Cartwright) and Mason Linke (Big Jule). The show’s success was also due to the artistic talents of light designer Joseph Skelly, choreographer Oya Bangura, costume designer Lisa Ferrara and the dedicated cast and crew.
          

BHS students Inducted into Center of Excellence

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Under the advisement of Aimee Iuliucci and Nicole Colao, the Bellport High School Center of Excellence welcomed 30 members during an induction ceremony, held on Nov. 8. Attended by district administration and members of the board of education, inductees received a pin symbolizing both their membership and their aspirations to explore college as a realistic, attainable and post-high school option. Board President Cheryl A. Felice told the students, “I’m asking you to use the programs and support systems available to you today. It’s hard, but always find a way.” The Center of Excellence club was reintroduced by Assistant Principal Dan Fauvell. Membership provides participants with an intensive college-awareness focus and emphasizes the building of successful academic behaviors, including calendar planning, prioritization, study habits, obstacle and roadblock coping strategies and smart decision-making. Students are held accountable for their personal goals, while embodying the leadership principles of professionalism, ambition, integrity, resilience and resourcefulness. There is also significant written and oral presentation work, combined with a focus towards college and career-readiness. Guest speaker U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin said he hopes inductees experience their American Dream through acquiring a college degree. “The benefits I experienced in college I would not have otherwise experienced,” he noted. The induction ceremony was preceded by a dinner, hosted by the high school culinary students. Music was also provided by the Bellport High School flute choir, under the direction of music chairperson James Uzzi. The South Country Central School District congratulates the following inductees: Na’Kayla Austin, Jacquelin Ramos Bonilla, Julieth Stefania Cruz Gonzalez, Billy Lue Franco, Rondell Freeman, Samantha Fuentes, Fredis Antonio Gonzalez, Jack Halpin, Josiah-Truston Igwe, Ashley Milena Jimenez, Carolina Jimenez, Alliandra Khillawan, Floerie Kuffour, Candice Lopez, Emily Hartmann, Jamie Marca, Connor McIntosh, Jason Molina, Tyler Montalvo, Melody Pastor, Zachary Pino, Orlin Reyes, Dawn Slawinski, Kaitlyn Stines, Kaylee Thatcher, Nevaeh Tinsley, Alexis Urbina, Coleen Shaw, Jaylen Trent and Anecya Sutton.
          

Sales: Customer Service Representative I (Teller) - Houston, Texas

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OverviewAt Texas Capital Bank, we are driven by a single-minded and unwavering mission: to serve business and the individuals who run them. We use a consultative approach and innovative technologies to develop new ideas that give the bank and our clients a competitive advantage. We partner with our customers to push the boundaries of what's possible-together.Headquartered in Dallas, Texas Capital Bank has offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson, Plano and San Antonio, and we serve clients in a variety of industries from coast-to-coast. We are on the Forbes Best Banks in America list, and were named a top place to work by The Dallas Morning News and San Antonio Express-News. For further information, please visit us at www.texascapitalbank.com. This banking center will be open Monday - Friday.Responsibilities Handle teller and customer service requests with exceptional customer service Assist management with operational duties and responsibilities Serve as backup to Financial Services Rep during peak and heavy traffic times Effectively communicate with customers and make decisions within level of authority based on the best interest of the customer and bank Act as liaison to various internal business partners Abide by Texas Capital Bank policies, procedures, and regulatory compliance guidelines Offer and cross-sell bank products and services Qualifications Minimum 2 years customer service and cash handing experience required Experience working in a branch and knowledge of banking products and services preferred Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Proficient knowledge of PC (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Internet) Must be team oriented Ability to multi task and problem solve in a fast paced environment Ability to lift 25+ pounds ()
          

Bellport Middle School's "Seussical Jr."

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The cast and crew of the Bellport Middle School’s musical recently put on an amazing and magical performance of “Seussical Jr.” The story intertwines numerous books from one of the best known children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Students worked very hard, meeting 4-5 days a week, 2-3 hours each day rehearsing, singing, dancing, and acting. In addition to the wonderful performances, special thanks goes out to the team behind the scenes, including Mr. Sean Austin our Producer, Set Designer and PR person, Ms. Nicolette Clock, Stage Manager and Assistant Producer, Mrs. Melinda Link our Props Designer, Mrs. Cynthia Pfister our Costume Designer, Ms. Oya Bangura our Choreographer, Mr. Joseph Skelly our Lighting Designer and Ms. Michelle Stiriz our Director and Vocal Instructor. “The entire cast and crew of Seussical Jr. formed a family bond and everlasting friendships through their experience during the play season, which lasts from September to January. The team effort that takes place throughout our time together is incredible, and we are looking forward to our time together next year” said Mrs. Stiriz. Congratulations to all staff, cast and crew of Seussical Jr. for another successful Bellport Middle School Musical season!
          

Bellport High School Robotics Team Places in Regional Competition

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The Bellport High School Robotics Team competed for the first time in the FIRST robotics regional competition in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center on March 12th . Competing against teams from all over New York State and around the world, Bellport earned 17th place out of a field 66 teams. They're looking forward to participating next year and are also hopeful that they'll make the finals. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Jaime Canjura, Jude Andre, Habiba Yanni, Joey Gomes, Domenick Nazzaro, Brian Irace, Pedro Rivera, Ethan Kerr-Smith, Jared Voegele, Matthew Honce, Brian Larkin, Pablo Martinez, Mr. Phil Caputo, Tomas Rentas, Austin Strom and Mr. William Schmidt.
          

24® Challenge Math Tournament Champions

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Fifth-graders at Frank P. Long Intermediate School brought their math skills to the table at the 10th Annual 24® Game Night Tournament held on January 28th. The intense tournament, organized around the 24® Game mathematics teaching tool, involves parents and families in the goal to raise mathematics achievement among students. With fast-moving calculations and pattern recognition, our outstanding math champs displayed their sharp abilities and revealed that hard work and practice is fun and rewarding. Congratulations to our 24® Tournament 2016 Champions, Sara Cornacchiulo and Austin Sullivan. Kudos to all for a spectacular competition!
          

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) - Up to $40K Sign on and/ or relocation available till 12/ 31/ 2019 | Banfield Pet Hospital

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Austin, Texas,   Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Banfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine.
          

This 1967 Austin Mini will provide more fun than any high-priced exotic

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Back in August, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Monterey Car Week with BMW. While there, I was able to drive a 1965 …

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Final: Steelers 20 Browns 13

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4th Quarter 0:00 The Steelers win 20-13. 1:17 Joe Haden picks off Baker Mayfield to seal the game. 5:42 Austin Seibert fakes a field goal attempt by punting the ball 37 yards. The Browns down the ball on Pittsburgh’s 1. 7:11 Devlin Hodges is intercepted by Terrance Mitchell, who picks up 28 yards on the interception return. Cleveland starts […]

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WATCH: Broncos’ Brandon McManus’ 53-yard #Game-winning field goal against the Chargers

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But the Broncos kicker was all smiles after nailing a 53-yard field goal as time ran out to give Denver a 23-20 win over the Chargers. Related Articles WATCH: Chargers’ Austin Ekeler, former Eaton and ...
          

NCR adquiere a POS Solutions en Texas

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NCR adquiere a POS Solutions en Texas

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), la compañía líder global en tecnología empresarial y omnicanal, anunció hoy que adquirió POS Solutions, el proveedor líder de soluciones de puntos de venta y restaurantes en Austin, Texas.

Esta es la cuarta adquisición que realiza NCR en el estado de la estrella solitaria y con ello, amplía aún más el alcance de su tecnología de restaurantes en la que confían más de 100.000 restaurantes de todo el mundo. Las soluciones incluyen la plataforma de punto de venta NCR Aloha y el paquete de suscripción NCR Aloha Essentials proporcionan todo lo que los restaurantes necesitan para administrar sus negocios, aumentar la eficiencia y por supuesto el crecimiento.

"La incorporación de soluciones POS a la familia NCR se alinea con nuestra estrategia para aumentar nuestras capacidades, ofrecer nuestras soluciones y servir a nuestros clientes en los prósperos mercados de restaurantes locales, como Austin", dijo el presidente y CEO de NCR, Michael D. Hayford.

NCR mantendrá los sitios de clientes existentes de POS Solutions con el equipo de administración de POS Solutions y el personal de expertos locales en restaurantes de Austin. La integración del equipo de POS Solutions en la red de oficinas locales de NCR acelera la capacidad de NCR de brindar soluciones innovadoras a la comunidad de Austin. "Nuestros clientes continuarán trabajando con el mismo equipo con el que se han familiarizado a través de los años; ahora, tenemos acceso a recursos globales y podemos ofrecer un servicio aún mejor", dijo Allen Devino, presidente de POS Solutions.

La red de oficinas locales y distribuidores autorizados de NCR ofrece ventas y servicios locales a pequeñas y medianas empresas de restaurantes en América del Norte. Para más información sobre tecnoliogía y soluciones de NCR visite ncr.com/restaurants y www.ncr.com

Twitter: @NCRCorporation

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Nota de prensa NCR adquiere a POS Solutions en Texas publicada en comunicae.com.mx


          

Make music with the help of an Arduino-powered hole puncher

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Maker ‘pashiran’ purchased a music box which could be programmed with punch cards, but soon found that actually creating tunes this way by hand was exhausting. His solution was to automate the process, designing a fixture to punch the cards for him! His new auto-programmer acts as a simple CNC machine, using stepper motors to […]
          

Football: BoCoPreps.com’s Brad Cochi and Pueblo Chieftain’s Austin White weigh in on Frederick-Pueblo South 3A semifinal

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With the 3A semifinals matchup between Pueblo South and Frederick bearing down on us (Saturday, Frederick HS, 1 p.m.), it’s time for a little inside look into each respective team from the media that covers them on a regular basis. The Pueblo Chieftain’s Austin White and our own Brad Cochi checked in with a few […]
          

Brown University Students Want to Abolish ALL Prisons Because they are 'Racist'

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A group of Brown University students want to abolish all prisons “in the name of justice” because they are “racist” and “punishment at any stage doesn’t guarantee any kind of growth.” “The end goal is to not have prisons as any form of incarceration,” student Grace Austin, a member of the group called RailRoad, said […]

          

LOLbua 285 - Bubble Bobble 4 - Spillene fra 2012 og 2013 - Disney Rage

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I arbeidet med å bearbeide det traumatiske 2010-tallet, går Jon Cato og Lars denne uken gjennom årene 2012 og 2013 for å finne ut hva som er de beste spillene, filmene, nyhetene og minnene. Du får også høre en varm anbefaling av Bubble Bobble 4, og vi tester The Last of Us for å se se om det holder mål. Pluss: Ville historier om fly som kolliderer, rage against Disney og mye mer. LOLbua lages uten noen form for støtte annet enn den vi får fra deg, vår lytter. Hvis du vil bidra, så kan du gjøre det på www.patreon.com/lolbua der vi blir glade for hver eneste krone som gis. Tilbake kan du få brev fra Jon Cato, en eksklusiv podkast og andre greier. Ps. Du finner lenker til musikken vi spiller og video-opptak av podkasten på hjemmesiden vår. Bli med i vår Discord-kanal: discord.gg/yScbdHP Følg vår facebookside: www.facebook.com/lolbua2000/ Bli med i vårt community LOLbua Entourage: www.facebook.com/groups/930773487035216/ Følg oss på Twitter: twitter.com/lolbua Instagram: www.instagram.com/lolbua Vår hjemmeside: www.lolbua.no Takk til våre produsenter, Cobrakar84, TTMXMP og Rolf Helge Øvergaard Ingebrigtsen, Kampsauen og alle dere andre som støtter oss. Takk til Inger Emilie for ukens splash. Musikken du hører: Journey - Original Game Soundtrack - "Nascence" by Austin Wintory Eirik Suhrke - Spelunky OST - Mines A Chipzel - Super Hexagon - Hexagonest Stage Ben Prunty - FTL Advanced Edition Soundtrack: Hacking Malfunction (Battle) Disasterpeace - Fez - Original Game Soundtrack - Puzzle Sun Araw - Hotline Miami Soundtrack [OST] ~ Horse Steppin Daniel Licht - Dishonored - Main Theme Mari Yamaguchi - Mega Man 5 (NES) Soundtrack - ProtoMan's Fortress Stage M83 - Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør) Joe Hisaishi - Ni No Kuni - Wrath of the White Witch OST: Drippy Gavin Parker, Marshall Parker, Sam Powell, Jim Soldi - Shadowrun Returns OST - Return of the Sixth World Jakob Schmid - 140 Title Screen Music Jake Kaufman - Ducktales Remastered Soundtrack - Moon Theme Ari Pulkkinen - Resogun Soundtrack - Acis "You've Got To Walk" by The Bedquilt Ramblers (Kentucky Route Zero)
          

Account Manager

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TX-Austin, Salary: $19.95 to $23.10 hourly OfficeTeam is looking for a highly skilled Account Manager to help a fast growing settlement company reach their full potential! As an account manager, you will be supporting the Client Relationship Managers by answering phones, setting up conference calls, and responding to correspondence when needed. Are you detail oriented and hard working? Then this is the job f
          

Dirty Work - Austin Wolf -amp; Derek Bolt

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Austin Wolf and Derek Bolt ass fucking in the workshop. - View gallery
          

London Calling - Colton Reece -amp; Austin Sugar

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Colton Reeze and Austin Sugar have sex in the city of London - View gallery
          

Find Your Path : Unconventional Lessons from 36 Leading Scientists and Engineers

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Auteur : Goodman, Daniel
Editeur : MIT Press

Scientists offer personal accounts of the challenges, struggles, successes, U-turns, and satisfactions encountered in their careers in industry, academia, and government.

This insightful book offers essential life and career lessons for newly minted STEM graduates and those seeking a career change. Thirty-six leading scientists and engineers (including two Nobel Prize winners) describe the challenges, struggles, successes, satisfactions, and U-turns encountered as they established their careers. Readers learn that there are professional possibilities beyond academia, as contributors describe the paths that took them into private industry and government as well as to college and university campuses. They discuss their varying preferences for solitary research or collaborative teamwork; their attempts to achieve work-life balance; and unplanned changes in direction that resulted in a more satisfying career. Women describe confronting overt sexism and institutional gender bias; scientists of color describe the experience of being outsiders in their field.

One scientist moves from startup to startup, enjoying a career of serial challenges; another spends decades at one university; another has worked in academia, industry, and government. Some followed in the footsteps of parents; others were the first in their family to go to college. Many have changed fields, switched subjects, or left established organizations for something new. Taken together, these essays make it clear that there is not one path to a profession in science, but many.

Contributors
Stephon Alexander, Norman Augustine, Wanda Austin, Kimberly Budil, Wendy Cieslak, Jay Davis, Tamara Doering, Stephen D. Fantone, Kathleen Fisher, David Galas, Kathy Gisser, Sandra Glucksmann, Daniel Goodman, Renee Horton, Richard Lethin, Christopher Loose, John Mather, Richard Miles, Paul Nielsen, Michael O'Hanlon, Deirdre Olynick, Jennifer Park, Ellen Pawlikowski, Ethan Perlstein, Richard Post, William Press, Beth Reid, Jennifer Roberts, Jessica Seeliger, David Spergel, Ellen Stofan, Daniel Theobald, Shirley Tilghman, Jami Valentine, Z. Jane Wang, Rainer Weiss


          

How to Make an Adorable Baby Yoda Cake

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Natalie Sideserf of Sideserf Cakes (previously) in Austin, Texas demonstrated how to capture the incredible cuteness of Baby Yoda (previously), the incredibly popular character from The Mandelorian, in a tasty modeled baked good. The only difficult part for Natalie was cutting the finished cake. I don’t want to do it I don’t want to cut...

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Why Support For The Death Penalty Is Much Higher Among White Americans

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People who oppose the death penalty cannot serve on juries in those cases. Crazy City Lady/Shutterstock.com

Kevin O'Neal Cokley, University of Texas at Austin

Sentencing a person to die is the ultimate punishment. There is no coming back from the permanence of the death penalty.

In the U.S., the death penalty is currently authorized by the federal government, the military and 29 states. The primary rationale for using the death penalty is deterrence.

As public policy, I believe that capital punishment has largely not proved to be an effective deterrent.

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Boone it will be

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What airline/ airport gets you closest to Boone? I live in Austin.
          

Home Inspection: Marriage Story - Movie Review - Austin Chronicle

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Marriage Story - Movie Review  Austin Chronicle
          

Re: Charity vs. Scrooge- how do you think of things?

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:25 pm

The expectation of altruism has reached exhausting levels. GoFundMe and other such "charity sites" are prime examples. Couple this with the sheer amount of overhead some charities maintain and it's almost exhausting trying to figure out which causes are "worth it".

One year I donated an old car to a local worthy charity which I selected from newspaper ads and online reviews. They sent a tow truck promptIy to pick the car up, but when I contacted them later for some documents, they did not even respond at all. I sent at least a few e-mails. I am not sure whether I wasted "money." It is funny that there were a lot of vehicle donations to charities ads at that time, but I don't see any these days. Now I am leery of dealing with unknown/small charities. I am focusing on scholarship funds at college for needy students. Small scholarships are much more transparent.
          

1999 Lakeview Houseboat $108,900 USD

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$108,900 USD - - Stock #193322 - Fabulous remodeled houseboat living on Lake Travis. 3 staterooms/ 2 baths with walk in shower.If you are in the market for a houseboat, look no further than this 1999 Lakeview Houseboat, priced right at $108,900 (offers encouraged).This vessel is located in Austin, Texas. She is also equipped with a Honda engine.We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.This is a brand new listing, just on the market this week. Please submit all reasonable offers.60-day Sea Tow Membership comes standard with any boat purchase from POP Yachts! Sea Tow Membership includes FREE boat towing, fuel drops, jump starts, prop disentanglements, covered un-groundings, and more. 60-day membership is only valid for boats in good working order at the time of purchase and only for the boat purchased. Already a member? We'll extend your membership by 60 days. Other restrictions apply - ask a POP Yachts associate for details.At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***195 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!
          

2012 Mastercraft X35 $65,000 USD

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Treasure Chest Thursday - 1896 Masonic Lodge Application of Henry Austin Carringer

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It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1896 Masonic Lodge application for membership by my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) in San Diego:


The transcription of the application is (handwritten entries in italics):


Application for Membership
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To the Worshipful Master, the Wardens and Members at

San Diego Lodge No. 35, F & A. M.

The undersigned respectfully represents that he is a Master Mason in good
standing: that he was last a member of       Boulder      
Lodge No.   45   , in the State of                  Colorado           
from which he has honorably withdrawn, as by the accompanying certificate will
appear;  and that he now desires, if found worthy, to become a member of your
Lodge.

His place of residence is    San Diego     , he is   43   
years of age, and he is by occupation a   Door and Sash Manufacturer.     

Dated at San Diego, California,      May 7      189  

(Name must be Signed in Full.)      Henry A. Carringer    

      Recommended by                                               Refers to
Bro.        E J Louis                                             F.S. Plimpton                   
Bro.      E.E. Whitney                                           E.F. Brown                 

The source citation for this record is:


San Diego Lodge No. 35, F & A.M., Application for Membership, 22 May 1896, San Diego, Calif, Henry A. Carringer.  Obtained via email from San Diego Lodge No. 35, 25 November 2019.

After finding the withdrawal certificate in my digital files last week, I looked up the San Diego Lodge 35 and sent an email to the Lodge secretary.  He quickly found the file for Henry A. Carringer, copied it, and sent it to me in email as a PDF attachment.  There are 5 sheets of paper in the file.  

The file includes a letter from the Boulder, Colorado Lodge noting that he was a member in good standing there.  I could determine if that Lodge is still in existence, and if they have a similar file for Henry A. Carringer to see if there is more information from his application there.  

Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) lived with his parents as residents of Boulder, Colorado from about 1873 to 1887.  Henry Austin married Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944) in Wano, Kansas on 11 September 1887, and they came to San Diego by train on their honeymoon and never left.  So from 1887 to 1896, Henry A. Carringer was in San Diego and not in Boulder, Colorado.

My great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer was the son of David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer.  Austin and Della had two sons born in San Diego; the youngest son died in infancy, and the second son who survived to adulthood was my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976). 

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Photo by: Austin Ruffer The Green Room 42 Presents: “Poetry/Cabaret: SEASONED!” – “A Variety Salon”  Starring Thomas March & Friends Friday, December 6, at 9:30 p.m. The Green Room 42 “I don’t know what the hell that was, but I f*$&ing loved it!” – recent Poetry/Cabaret audience member In this “variety salon,” a multi-genre evening of emotional […]
          

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No. 1 Duke Suffers Stunning Loss To Lumberjacks

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Duke has one of the most storied programs in all of men's college basketball; they've won the national championship five times. The Lumberjacks from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas have only won two games ever during March Madness. They really had no hope of beating the nation's No. 1 team last night, but... (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) ERIC COLLINS: Yes, the Lumberjacks have done it. MARTIN: In overtime, Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the buzzer to topple the mighty Blue Devils. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
          

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San Francisco 49ers on Sunday."Can't (ingen svar)

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Everything you need for the Rams’ preseason Week 2 game in Honolulu." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesTurf Show Times homepageHorizontal - WhiteTurf Show Timesa Los Angeles Rams communityFollow Turf Show Times online:Follow Turf Show Times on TwitterFollow Turf Show Times on FacebookFollow Turf Show Times on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchTurf Show Times main menuSectionsLibraryMastheadCommunity GuidelinesNFL OddsStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019-20 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub ✕Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys preseason 2019: Game time Dante Fowler Jersey , TV schedule, online streaming, channel and moreEverything you need for the Rams’ preseason Week 2 game in Honolulu.CDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys preseason 2019: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, channel and moreTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by: David Moir/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesAloha!The Los Angeles Rams are in Honolulu, Hawaii, to take on the Dallas Cowboys tonight in Week 2 of the 2019 preseason.After Week 1’s limp showing, there’s much to improve upon especially up front. The offensive line interrupted the flow of the offense last week leaving the Rams with very little opportunity to operate their scheduled offense among the depth. None of the Rams’ five expected starters on the offensive line played last week, so it was an extremely young and inexperienced line. In terms of rotation, there wasn’t a ton on the line last week with rookie RT Bobby Evans playing every snap while rookie LT David Edwards C.J. Anderson Jersey , LG Jamil Demby and C Aaron Neary played all but the final few series. Demby slid into center for a bit, but a bad snap might have erased that from game situations and relegated it to more practice.Defensively, the Rams looked fine last week though there needs to be more pressure on the quarterback. The run defense was strong and coverage was a plus. We’ll see if we can get more coming off the edge in obvious passing situations.TV/Radio ScheduleDate: Saturday, August 17, 2019Time: 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PTLocation: Aloha Stadium | Honolulu, HawaiiNFL Network replay: Sunday, August 18, 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PTNational Channel: NFL NetworkLocal Channel: CBS 2/KCBSAnnouncers: Andrew Siciliano (play-by-play), Maurice Jones-Drew, Mina Kimes (analysts), Jaime Maggio (sideline reporter)Radio (English): ESPN 710 AMAnnouncers: J.B. 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That doesn't mean there are no issues to address.For coach Sean McVay, it starts with himself.McVay was again critical of his own play calling, this time in the Rams' 23-20 win at the Denver Broncos on Sunday, believing it to be responsible for continued struggles by the offense in the red zone and a season-high five sacks of quarterback Jared Goff."To be 6-0 in this league is really hard, but we want to focus on our process, our standard of performance, and that's focusing on getting better and getting better as the season progresses," McVay said Monday night. "Nobody stops the season after six weeks. If they did and they said this is when everything is finalized, then, hey Austin Blythe Jersey , maybe we could enjoy it and appreciate that, but there is a lot of football left."The Rams scored just two touchdowns in five trips into the red zone. Despite averaging 32.7 points per game, the third-highest total in the league, they have scored touchdowns on just 56.7 percent of red-zone possessions.McVay blamed his failure to stick with the flow of the game for those issues. He pointed to the fourth play of the game when he called a first-down pass from the Denver 12. Goff's throw to running back Todd Gurley was incomplete, and it led to the Rams settling for a 26-yard field goal by Cairo Santos."Anytime that you're in the role that I am, our job is to put the players in the best spots," McVay said. "You don't want to waste plays. My gut told me to take a timeout in that instance, and I didn't do it and it led to us not executing the way we are accustomed to. That's a result of the operation that starts with me, and that's an instance right there."McVay also said his approach was responsible for the pressure Goff faced, with Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb taking advantage. One call McVay cited had a tight end as the primary blocker on the fifth overall selection in the 2018 draft, while another at the start of a two-minute drill was too slow developing to keep Chubb at bay.The Rams had allowed a total of six sacks in their first five games Sean Mannion Jersey , but Chubb had three of Denver's five."I do think it's unfair to the linemen to think that those were a result of their actual production when, in fact, most of those to me are pegged on some of the plays and spots I put our guys in," McVay said.McVay said the onus is on himself to continue to improve, looking for the same high standard he asks of his players."Those plays didn't work out in our favor, but they didn't really go in alignment with some of the flow and the feel of the game with the way we were running the football, and those are things you hopefully get better with and learn from experience," McVay said.Still, McVay is pleased the Rams continue to find ways to overcome adversity. It is a trend he hopes continues at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday."Can't say enough about how resilient and what a great job guys have done finishing out games, finding a way to get wins, but our focus and concentration is on now getting ready for a tough division opponent Jamon Brown Jersey ," McVay said.But as the wins keep piling up for the Rams, so do the injuries.Wide receiver Cooper Kupp sustained a sprained knee when he his left leg bent back awkwardly on a horse-collar tackle by Broncos safety Darian Stewart.Kupp, who leads the team with five touchdown receptions, is not likely to play at the 49ers on Sunday and is week to week."Unfortunate for Cooper that he probably will miss this week, but thank goodness that it wasn't something that looked like it could be season-ending," McVay said.Left guard Rodger Saffold also sustained a sprained knee. Outside linebacker Matt Longacre was limited because of back spasms, and defensive end Michael Brockers sustained a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. However, McVay does not believe any of those injuries are serious.
          

50+ Duplicate Bridge

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Event date: December 13, 2019
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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The San Marcos club is a member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), which has over 167,000 members who play duplicated bridge in 3200 clubs across the United States, Canada and Mexico. To find out more information about the Texas Capital Bridge Association, visit www.austinbridge.org or contact the local TCBA club director, Harry Ingham at 512-392-7612.
          

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Undertaker explica porque nunca saiu da WWE

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Trump Pertimbangkan Hapus Tarif Impor China untuk Apple

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Setelah meninjau pabrik perakitan komputer Apple Inc, Presiden AS Donald Trump, Rabu (20/11), mengatakan sedang mempertimbangkan apakah akan membebaskan perusahaan Amerika itu dari pengenaan tarif impor untuk barang-barang dari China. "Kami sedang mempelajari," ujar Trump menjawab pertanyaan wartawan tentang tarif itu, setelah berkeliling pabrik perakitan komputer meja Mac Pro di Austin, Texas, bersama CEO Apple Tim Cook.  Cook, yang memiliki hubungan yang kuat dengan Trump, telah meminta agar Apple dibebaskan dari tarif impor itu. AS menerapkan tarif impor atas barang-barang dari China sebagai bagian dari perang dagang selama berbulan-bulan antara kedua ekonomi terbesar di dunia. Apple mengumumkan September lalu akan membuat komputer Mac Pro baru di Austin. Pengumuman itu datang beberapa hari setelah regulator perdagangan Amerika menyetujui 10 dari 15 permintaan pembebasan tarif yang diajukan Apple. Awal bulan ini, Apple juga meminta pemerintah Trump menghapus tarif pada Apple Watches yang dibuat di China, komponen iPhone dan produk-produk konsumen lainnya. Trump menjadikan peningkatan sektor manufaktur salah satu kebijakannya. Di Twitter ia mendesak perusahaan-perusahaan Amerika agar membuka usahanya di dalam negeri.[ka/pp]  
          

Album Review – “Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite”

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For those searching for something a little more elaborate and offbeat in the country and roots realm that isn't just another litany of drinking songs and verse/chorus repetitions, this slightly fey, but fully inspired and involved work by Austin-based music composer Graham Reynolds is worthy of a spin.
          

What’s Up? Weekly: Austin Events Happening December 2 through 6, 2019

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Ready for a week full of fun? We've got some of the best FREE Austin events and activities for you and your family to choose from, all right here!

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Holiday Markets, Art Bazaars, and Fairs in Austin 2019

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Get all of your holiday shopping done and keep it local! Find a unique gift for everyone on your list with this list of holiday markets, art bazaars, and fairs in and around Austin.

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Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: November 29 through December 1, 2019

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Your Austin weekend is here, and there are so many great things to do in and around Austin. Here are the top 10 FREE Austin events happening this weekend.

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Free Date Nights in Austin, November 26 through December 2, 2019

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Needing a day or night out without the kids? You've come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date nights in Austin this week.

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Ring In The Season With These Austin Area Holiday Parades

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Ready or not, another Christmas season is rapidly approaching. Get in the spirit with these Austin area holiday parades!

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What’s Up? Weekly: Austin Events Happening November 25 through 29, 2019

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Ready for a week full of fun? We've got some of the best FREE Austin events and activities for you and your family to choose from, all right here!

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Free Thanksgiving Meals In Austin 2019

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Thanksgiving is really a holiday about gathering. So we’ve gathered a list of places that are offering free Thanksgiving meals and events for everyone.

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ZACH Theatre Brings Holiday Classic, A Christmas Carol, To Life in a Whole New Way!

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It's time again for ZACH Theatre's fun and funky version of the classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol -- and we've got tickets to give away!

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Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: November 22 through 24, 2019

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Your Austin weekend is here, and there are so many great things to do in and around Austin. Here are the top 10 FREE Austin events happening this weekend.

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Free Date Nights in Austin, November 19 through 25, 2019

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How Texas sweethearts became world's 'oldest married couple'

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AUSTIN — It was 1934 and John Henderson wanted a car.So he shelled out $26 for a used green Dodge Roadster, hoping the wheels would bring new adventures and impress fellow University of Texas classmates like Charlotte Curtis, the pretty girl who sat in front of him in zoology class."It turned out to be the best $26 I ever spent," said John Henderson, now 106. "I dated Charlotte all during the [...]
          

In Afghanistan, Trump Creates Confusion Over U.S. Policy on Taliban

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In Afghanistan, Trump Creates Confusion Over U.S. Policy on TalibanKABUL, Afghanistan -- After abruptly axing nearly a year of delicate peace talks with the Taliban in September, President Donald Trump put the negotiations back on the front-burner this week in a similarly jolting fashion by seeming to demand a cease-fire that his negotiators had long concluded was overly ambitious.Despite a sense of relief at the prospect of resuming talks to end the 18-year conflict, Western diplomats and Taliban leaders were scrambling to figure out whether Trump had suddenly moved the goal posts for negotiations.They were particularly confused by his remarks, made during an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, that the United States was once again meeting with the Taliban to discuss a deal but that "we're saying it has to be a cease-fire."Demanding a cease-fire would amount to a big shift in the U.S. position and require a significant new concession from the Taliban -- one that Americans have little leverage to extract.For much of the yearlong talks, the Taliban and the United States were fundamentally on the same page: The Taliban wanted the Americans out of Afghanistan, and Trump has made no secret his desire to end what he has called the U.S.' unending wars. But agreeing upon the details of a deal proved complicated.In the agreement the two sides were on the verge of finalizing before Trump pulled the plug, the best U.S. negotiators could get the Taliban to consent to was some reduction in violence. Discussions on a comprehensive cease-fire were relegated to future talks between the Taliban and Afghan leaders -- only after the United States had pledged, and begun, to withdraw its troops.But Thursday, Trump suggested the Taliban position had shifted."They didn't want to do a cease-fire, but now they do want to do a cease-fire, I believe," he said. "And it will probably work out that way. And we'll see what happens."The Taliban seemed surprised by Trump's declaration. While the group's negotiators have held informal meetings with U.S. diplomats in recent weeks about ways to go back to the table, on Friday their leaders said their original position on a cease-fire had not changed."The Americans walked away from the negotiating table, and now the ball is in their side; it is up to them to come back if they want to solve this and get the document to signing and to the stage of implementation," Suhail Shaheen, a member of the Taliban's negotiation team, told The New York Times. "Our positions remain the same."It's unclear how U.S. negotiators could get the Taliban to agree to a cease-fire now, when they were not able to do so earlier.The U.S. military has already begun scaling back its presence in the country, giving negotiators even less leverage than they had before. Last month, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin Miller, said the number of troops had been reduced by 2,000 over the past year.Trump, on Thursday, said he was "bringing down the number of troops substantially."For the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, Trump's statements were welcome. For months, Ghani had unsuccessfully tried to persuade Americans not to give away a U.S. troop withdrawal without a cease-fire because that would leave his government even more vulnerable.The government has already been weakened by being excluded from the talks so far because the Taliban refuse to engage before a U.S. troop withdrawal.Now, suddenly, Trump gave Ghani's position a boost at a difficult time for him, when he is stuck in a bitter fight over his reelection in a disputed vote, which is tipping the country to crisis.Ghani met with Trump at the Bagram Airfield on the eve of large protests by supporters of his rival, Abdullah Abdullah. Much of the Afghan capital was under lockdown by security forces Friday morning as thousands marched to a roundabout behind the presidential palace demanding fraudulent votes be thrown out.Abdullah accuses the country's election commission of including 300,000 questionable votes in favor of Ghani.Ghani and Abdullah are partners in a coalition government brokered by the United States when a similar disputed election between the two went to a stalemate in 2014. The current power dispute dividing the country has added to the complications of resuming the peace efforts.The hope is that peace talks would eventually lead to direct negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan leaders over the political future of the country after the United States commits to withdrawing its remaining troops, currently about 13,000 or fewer.Keeping the peace process alive after Trump canceled talks in September has required quiet, delicate diplomacy, including work that resulted in a prisoner swap and some reduction in violence. Trump's latest interjection in what has been a tedious diplomatic balancing act will once again have his negotiators scrambling to try to pull off what many Western officials have described as an unrealistic goal.The Taliban see a cease-fire before the signing of a deal for the end of the U.S. military presence as an existential issue. They believe they will not be able to rally their forces again if they ask their fighters to stop fighting and then the deal breaks down.But the government of Ghani has said negotiating the future cannot happen under the barrel of a gun, demanding a cease-fire as a precondition to any talks.When Trump called off the talks, the Taliban realized they had pushed their hand too far by continuing to launch attacks just days before what was expected to be a signing of the deal. In recent weeks, U.S. diplomats convinced the group to significantly reduce large attacks in the Afghan capital as part of the prisoner swap that saw the release of a U.S. and Australian hostage in return for senior Taliban leaders.But delivering a comprehensive, declared cease-fire is always going to be difficult internally for a movement that is trying to maintain unity as it negotiates potentially divisive issues.One Western official aware of the latest peace developments said he had not seen a tangible shift in the Taliban's position on a cease-fire during the period the talks were called off. The official expressed concern that if the Taliban were forced to reject Trump's apparent demand of a cease-fire to keep their own ranks united, that could further complicate the formal resumption of the negotiations."There's probably now some work for U.S. diplomats to do to clarify to the Taliban what did the imprecise words actually mean, and whether or not there is a change in position," said Laurel Miller, a former U.S. diplomat who is now the Asia director of the think tank International Crisis Group."The U.S. has been looking for something in the realm of the reduction in violence," she added, "but the idea that the U.S. is on the same page with Ghani on cease-fire being a precondition -- I don't see that at all."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

Britain: Most important election in a generation

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Britain goes to the polls on December 12, in what could be the most important general election in a generation. Boris Johnson’s increasingly right-wing and chaotic Conservative Party is generally seen as the likely victor, but Labour’s left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn could once again surprise commentators. Whatever the result, the ongoing story of Britain’s crisis of identity and its relationship with the European Union (EU) is likely to continue.

Currently, polls make depressing reading for those of us on the left. The governing Conservatives are polling a steady 10% more than Labour, and in a winner-takes-all first-past-the-post voting system, are on target for a landslide victory.

Boris Johnson was elected Conservative leader and thus Prime Minister in August. He has had a rocky ride, taking his governing majority down to minus 43, after expelling MPs who would not support his hardline anti-European stance. However, his main policy to fix the Brexit crisis and negotiate an exit from the EU looks like a winning strategy.

Since the referendum in 2016, when Britons narrowly voted to leave the EU, the European question has dominated British politics. Voters, whether for or against Brexit, are weary with delay and uncertainty, and look likely to be persuaded by a promise to finally leave and settle the debate, so things can move on.

Media backs Boris

The British media are fully behind Boris. There are suggestions that the BBC have edited news footage to make Boris Johnson look better.

The pro-EU remain vote is split between several political parties and the pro-leave camp is increasingly firmly voting for the Conservatives. The right-wing Brexit Party is refusing to contest Conservative seats. A recent poll by the Economist magazine puts the Conservatives well ahead of Labour with 44% of the vote in the previous solidly Labour but pro-leave working-class constituency of Great Grimsby.

Britain’s billionaires and hedge funds have been pouring money into the Conservative campaign.

Every day since he was elected Labour leader back in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has been attacked relentlessly, labelled an anti-Semite and a friend of terrorists. Former Labour MP Ian Austin was wheeled out in the first week of the election, to condemn Corbyn and insist that Labour voters should vote for the Conservatives.

The election result could lead to a large majority for an increasingly right-wing Conservative Party. More centre-right MPs have been expelled from the party and Johnson is known to be close to United States President Donald Trump. Trump will be visiting Britain shortly before the election and a significant trade deal with the US could see the reengineering of British society.

Britain’s beloved National Health Service, a socialist medical institution, could be privatised and sold to US health corporations, as part of any Trump deal. Trexit, a Brexit favouring Trump, could result in an assault on trade unions, animal welfare conditions and environmental standards.

Johnson is taking other lessons from the Trump playbook. If elected, he has promised to introduce identity checks to make voting more difficult and is likely to redraw constituency boundaries to cement Conservative domination in future elections.

The Centre for Social Justice, a Conservative-sympathetic think tank, has revealed plans to raise the pension age from 67 years to as much as 75.

However, a Conservative victory is less likely than the bleak polling figures suggest. There is a possibility that in 2019 there will be a repeat of the 2017 General Election. When former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May called an election with the promise of exiting from the EU, hoping to take working-class votes, she too was riding high in the polls.

May went to the election with even stronger polls than Johnson — on average 20%. She looked likely to win a huge majority on a right-wing programme. Instead, on election day the Conservatives polled 42%, closely followed by Corbyn’s party on 40% and she lost her majority.

Media campaign against Corbyn

Corbyn is unpopular with the British media and some older voters, but he still has a number of advantages. His clear left-wing program for tackling climate change and ending austerity has allowed Labour to build a membership of more than half a million people. This gives it a formidable election machine able to mobilise voters on election day.

Corbyn is also very popular among young voters, who have been registering to vote in record numbers. “Grime4Corbyn” is just one dimension of the rush from musicians to support him. Corbyn has performed well in the first two General Election debates and the more voters see of him in action the more they like him.

The third party, the centre-right Liberal Democrats, seems to be being squeezed. While strongly pro-EU, the party looks likely to support the Conservatives, as it did in the governing coalition between 2010–15. However, there is huge pressure to vote tactically for Labour in key marginal constituencies to beat the Conservatives.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson was ridiculed after a poor performance in a televised debate. Her assertion that she would press the button and launch a nuclear war if necessary has also gone down badly. A bizarre social media hoax that she hated squirrels and hunted them with a rifle has also gone down badly in a nation of animal lovers.

All this helps Corbyn. However, it is far from certain that Labour will close the gap this time around and the election race has a number of additional complexities.

In the north of Ireland, where the Conservatives are a fringe party without MPs and Labour does not run candidates, whoever wins the present government loses.

The right-wing sectarian Democratic Unionists, who feel betrayed by Johnson after supporting his government, won’t help him in a future parliament.

A range of pro-remain parties, including Sinn Fein and the Greens, have stood down candidates in key constituencies to maximise the vote of anti-sectarian and pro-EU candidates.

In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has risen sharply in the polls and looks likely to take constituencies from both Labour and the Conservatives. While Labour has traditionally been a pro-union party and has lost support to the SNP, it is possible that the SNP would give a Labour minority government support after December 12, perhaps in return for a new referendum on Scottish independence.

Greens

The Green Party of England and Wales is running more than 470 candidates.

The Scottish Green Party is an independent party and the Northern Irish Greens is a regional party in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2017, it promoted a progressive alliance to challenge the Conservatives. This proved unpopular with Green Party members and Labour refused to participate. This time, it is running a controversial “remain alliance” with Welsh party Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats.

This has been condemned as a move to the right, as the Liberal Democrats supported David Cameron’s Conservative government and now includes many former Conservative MPs.

There is also a risk that Greens candidates will split the vote in some marginal constituencies and deliver victory to Johnson. However, in a number of marginal seats such as Canterbury, the Greens have stood down.

The complexities of the British political scene make any description of the situation difficult. However, a Labour Party fighting on a clear socialist program might just win and change British political history.

Corbyn has promised a new vote on the EU and is perhaps the only leader trying to bridge the divisions on the EU among British voters. Whether he can win — in the face of a well-funded right-wing Conservative Party, strongly supported by the media, Trump and Britain’s billionaires — remains to be seen.

Corbyn certainly has some fight in him and is boldly in solidarity with all those in struggle. Typically, he tweeted in support of striking university workers: “Staff at universities are striking over the next eight days, and I stand with them. University staff deserve fair pay, secure contracts, reasonable workloads and decent pensions. Labour will end the marketisation of education, and we'll put staff and students first.”

With a wave of strikes, including by university lecturers and rail workers, it is clear that militancy is rising in Britain, so win or lose on December 12, the Conservatives face an increasingly united and vibrant left.

[Derek Wall is a former international coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales.]

Protesters gathered outside the Conservative Party manifesto launch in Telford on November 24.

          

Director of Operational Due Diligence - Director IV | Texas Education Agency

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Krista Austin, Ph.D: Simplifying Sports Nutrition, and Are Female and Male Athletes More Similar Than We Think?

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Today’s guest is Krista Austin, Ph.D, CSCS, a sport scientist currently serving as an industry consultant and performance specialist for professional and Olympic sport athletes. Austin has worked for the United States Olympic Committee, the English Institute of Sport, England’s Cricket team and multiple national governing bodies of sport including USA Wrestling, USA Taekwondo, USA […]
          

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TMRS is searching for an accomplished executive to lead this $30 billion statewide public retirement system located in vibrant downtown Austin. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a highly regarded and nationally recognized plan sponsor serving over 175,000 public employees of 885+ Texas cities. Reporting to the Board, and leading a team of 120+, the Executive Director is the central point of responsibility and accountability for the overall financial performance, operations and resources of the System. The Director will be expected to lead and build upon current initiatives to transform the culture, modernize the operational infrastructure, and improve organizational effectiveness.

The ideal candidate has experience or general knowledge of pension plan administration, a dedication to public service and is an advocate for defined benefit plans. An executive with a good understanding of investments, finance, and actuarial matters is desired. Compensation is designed to attract the best qualified executive from the national market. For additional information, including minimum requirements, contact Hudepohl & Associates, info@hudepohl.com or (614) 854-7300.

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MBB: Duke 83, SF Austin 85 Post-Game Thread

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AAC announces 2019 selections for Austintown Fitch

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The All-American Conference (AAC) has announced the All-Conference selections for 2019 in fall sports. From Austintown Fitch, 21 athletes made the list.
          

How to Talk to Your Racist Uncle

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By the time you read this, you’re hopefully on the verge of a tryptophan-induced power nap as another Cowboys three-and-out fails to keep your attention. On this national We Slaughtered the Natives with Blankets Day, the holiday meal probably isn’t the only tradition exhausting your already worn-out noggin. As seldom-seen relatives converge at the table, […]

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Daily Texan: Student reporter fabricated quotes

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A student journalist fabricated quotes in at least two articles for University of Texas-Austin student newspaper The Daily Texan, the paper revealed in an editor’s note. According to the Daily Texan‘s managing editor Catherine Marfin, the newspaper learned about the fabrication when the city of Austin’s spokesperson flagged quotations attributed to two officials who said […]

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Jefe de Operaciones (Olavarría)

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Pomáhajú mladým s mentálnou poruchou

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12/1/2019: OPINION: Judge me on singing

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STRICTLY judge Craig Revel Horwood is set for chart success after signing a record deal. The star, 54, who dressed in drag for last night’s show, has teamed up with New Zealand singer Rietta Austin for an album of duets. Craig said: “I’ve done three...
          

Semi-finalists: INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS, 2019-20

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The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2019-20. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until the end of the contest year. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2019-20, professional division:

Mary Elizabeth Bowden
Winston-Salem  NC 
Trumpet 

Mili Chang 
Jersey City NJ 
Flute
 
Christopher Dickey
Pullman WA 
Tuba 
 
Andrew Harrison
Riverside CA 
Alto Saxaphone 
 
Cora Swenson Lee
Rochester NY 
Cello
 
Christopher Leslie
New York NY 
Euphonium 
 
Sam Nelson
Sarasota  FL 
Organ
 
Todd Oxford
Austin TX 
Saxophone 
 
Sarah Shin  
Centreville VA 
Flute
 
Kellach Waddle
Austin TX 
Bass 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2019-20, college/university division:

Nicholas Buonanni
Lansing MI 
Flute
 
Giorgio Consolati  
Baltimore MD 
Flute
 
Logan Fox
Greenwood IN 
Percussion
 
Anita Graef 
Evanston IL 
Cello
 
Sooah Jung  
Rochester NY 
Violin  
 
Rajan Kapoor
Hebron CT 
Cello
 
Zachary Ploeger 
Pipestone MN 
Trumpet 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2019-20, high school division:

Aaron Hsia 
Santa Clara CA
Violin 
 
Phoebe Wang 
Englewood CO
Cello
 
Christian Wong 
Huntington NY
Violin 

Sheeline Yu
Brentwood TN
Violin  


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"Great News! I've just been selected as a SEMI-FINALIST in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing FINALISTS in my division later this year. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

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Tasmanian Yachting Championship 2019 – Race Report

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Words: Jane Austin – Images: Peter Watson The River Derwent produced challenging conditions for the iWest/Nautilus Marine Tasmanian Yachting Championship which was sailed from the Derwent Sailing Squadron over the weekend. The championship was sailed over two days, offering an opportunity for some of Tasmania’s offshore entrants in the Sydney, Melbourne, and Launceston to Hobart […]

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SAP Application Management Analyst- 100% Remote

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Norton to deliver 2019 Austin W. Scott Jr. Lecture

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Say Alcohol Sold to Minors in Sag Harbor

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Say Alcohol Sold to Minors in Sag Harbor Matt Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:49

Responding to community complaints, Sag Harbor Village police conducted an investigation into reports of alcoholic beverages being sold to minors at the Gulf Gas Station convenience store on Hampton Street. On Friday night, officers said they saw Ali S. Bulbul, 26, of Shirley sell a 12-pack of Bud Light, a six-pack of Corona, and a six-pack of White Claw Hard Seltzer to two teenage girls, ages 16 and 17, around 9:10 p.m.

Mr. Bulbul was arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, all misdemeanors, and prohibited sale to a minor, a violation under the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. He was released on $250 bail with a court date for Jan. 17, 2020.

The girls, who were not charged, were released into the custody of their parents.

Chief Austin J. McGuire said in a statement, “The Sag Harbor Village Police will continue to be proactive, alongside the community, to ensure the health and safety of our youth.”

East Hampton Town police arrested Cyd M. Buitrago of East Hampton, 27, on a felony assault charge on Nov. 15. According to police, he hit a man in the face with an Apple iPhone, causing his two front teeth to crack and his lower lip to bleed. The victim’s name was withheld. The incident occurred at a house on Springs-Fireplace Road at 9:30 p.m. Mr. Buitrago was arrested about 45 minutes later.

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana released him on his own recognizance following arraignment on Nov. 16.

A Springs woman reportedly stole a cellphone from a baby stroller that was left outside the Springs School on Friday morning. Police said Emily A. Campbell, 30, left the school, walked up to the stroller that had been left just outside the exit door, and took the Apple iPhone 8 Plus from a lower side pocket at about 8:50 a.m.

She was arrested later that afternoon on charges of petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, both misdemeanors. Police released her on her own recognizance; she will appear in Justice Court for arraignment next Thursday.


          

Interior Commercial Glazier's/Service Tech's - Lakeview Glass & Mirror - Austin, TX

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Executive: Regional Sales Director - Warehouse Lending - Midwest - Richardson, Texas

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OverviewAt Texas Capital Bank, we are driven by a single-minded and unwavering mission: to serve business and the individuals who run them. We use a consultative approach and innovative technologies to develop new ideas that give the bank and our clients a competitive advantage. We partner with our customers to push the boundaries of what's possible-together.Headquartered in Dallas, Texas Capital Bank has offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson, Plano and San Antonio, and we serve clients in a variety of industries from coast-to-coast. We are on the Forbes Best Banks in America list, and were named a top place to work by The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. For further information, please visit us at www.texascapitalbank.com. This position is located in the Midwestern region.Responsibilities Responsible for the conveyance of the Texas Capital Bank/Warehouse Lending value proposition to mid-tier and large mortgage bankers Demonstrates sales skills and product knowledge in all areas that allows Relationship Manager Associate to create effective partnerships with clients Develop annual business plan in conjunction with National Sales Manager Maximizes all opportunities in the process of closing a sale resulting in the procurement of market share in all business verticals offered by Texas Capital Bank Consultative approach and makes recommendations to prospects and clients of the various solutions the company offers to their business issues Develops a database of qualified leads through referrals, telephone canvassing, face to face cold calling on external business owners, direct mail, email, and networking Develops total banking relationships with clients resulting in the capture of deposits for Texas Capital Bank Creates and conducts effective proposal presentations and RFP responses that identify prospects business problems, the effects of the problems, and make sense solutions to their problems Responsible for sourcing and developing client relationships and referrals. Associate will travel to conduct face to face meetings with business owners and decision makers at prospect and client facilities Maintains accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, presentations, closed sales, and follow-up activities within their assigned territory, including the use of Microsoft Outlook to maintain accurate records to maximize territory potential. Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes Maintain contact with all clients in the market area to ensure high levels of Client Satisfaction Qualifications Must reside in the Midwestern Region of the United States Bachelor's degree preferred 7+ years of experience in sales in the mortgage industry Extensive experience in all aspects of Client Relationship Management Demonstrates the ability to gather, submit detailed business information for credit underwriting, pricing, and presentation of solutions to identified prospects' business problems. Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees. Ability to build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the client, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity Willingness to travel and work in a national team of professionals Proven ability to achieve and succeed sales objectives Must be able to identify and assess changes in client's business strategy, market penetration and financial stability to recognize business opportunities and potential risk issues to Texas Capital Bank ()
          

Healthcare: Physician / Family Practice / Texas / Permanent / TX FP Group Near Aus - Plano, Texas

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Group Family Practice in the Texas Hill Country! Join an established and well-respected group of physicians who have a commitment to excellence in patient care, quality and integrity. This is truly an exceptional career opportunity for a personable, conscientious and dedicated Family Medicine physician. Family Medicine 3 Physicians & 3 Mid-Level Providers No OB and No Weekend Clinic Call: 1 day p/week & 1 weekend p/month Competitive salary and outstanding earning potential $20K Sign-On Bonus, $15K Relocation & $100K Student Loan Assistance! Located in the HEART of Central Texas This safe and progressive community is just outside of Austin and has an abundance of culture, charm and amenities. A popular vacation home destination with low cost of living, low crime, no traffic and entertainment typically only found in larger communities. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River Easy access to Austin, Houston & San Antonio! Excellent public and private K-12 Schools Beautiful country club and golf course Local wineries and bistros Beautiful river and area lakes for boating, fishing and hunting ()
          

Professions: Accounting Specialist - Warehouse Lending - Richardson, Texas

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At Texas Capital Bank, we are driven by a single-minded and unwavering mission: to serve business and the individuals who run them. We use a consultative approach and innovative technologies to develop new ideas that give the bank and our clients a competitive advantage. We partner with our customers to push the boundaries of whats possibletogether.Headquartered in Dallas, Texas Capital Bank has offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson, Plano and San Antonio, and we serve clients in a variety of industries from coast-to-coast. We are on the Forbes Best Banks in America list, and were named a top place to work by The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. For further information, please visit us at www.texascapitalbank.com. Process daily Participation activity for end of day settlements Provide support for Relationship Specialists, Risk Management and external customers related to loan payoffs, participations, return wires, curtailments and line adjustments Participation Settlement reports Interact with Warehouse Lending clients and participating banks to research exceptions, special projects and miscellaneous requests Make daily decisions in regards to time management Maintain accuracy to minimize risk and penalties while keeping client satisfaction high 2+ years of mortgage banking experience Basic knowledge of deposit operations and accounting Superior customer service and problem solving skills Ability to multitask, handle interruptions and work in a fast paced environment while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills Ability to work independently and efficiently Exposure to Nautilus and CBSplus is preferred Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of employees and clients Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information as required Basic knowledge in Excel, Outlook, Word, WarehouseNow and SignatureGUIReq No.: 2019-4363 Street: 2221 Lakeside Boulevard External Company URL: www.texascapital.com ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Technical Practice Leader - Wastewater Treatment - Dallas, Texas

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Technical Practice Leader - Wastewater Treatment PLUMMER is transforming the water industry by providing innovative solutions to improve the environment, advance communities, and serve others. We specialize in environmental engineering services including water reuse treatment, wastewater treatment, storm water management, water planning, construction management, and dry utility services. PLUMMER has been conducting business with quality and integrity for over 40 years. People are our strongest asset. We are looking for a Technical Practice Leader to join our Wastewater Treatment Team. The Technical Practice Leader will advance the wastewater practice across the organization by serving as a thought leader, managing branding, winning strategic pursuits, and building a team focused on excellence. Essential Functions: Industry recognized leader within the Wastewater Treatment Practice actively involved with leadership roles in professional organizations and presenting at conferences and seminars Assist Area Leaders in developing and implementing Corporate Strategy within the Wastewater Treatment Practice and serve as technical advisor on projects Recruit and hire key talent within the Wastewater Treatment Practice Manage the marketing and branding budget across the Wastewater Treatment Practice Meet marketing, sales, staff retention, and recruitment metrics for the Wastewater Treatment Practice across the company Personal billable target in the range of 40-50% Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Solid understanding of the engineering and science fundamentals related to the Teams technical area of practice. Strong communication skills (writing, active listening, verbal and presenting) Excellent time management skills Education & Experience: Bachelors degree in science or engineering required (Master or PhD degree strongly preferred) License or similar accreditation strongly preferred if applicable Minimum 12 years, preferably more than 18 years, professional experience in A/E/C industry Prior technical group or practice leadership experience preferred Prior experience developing business within the practice and growing a technical group strongly preferred Location: Any PLUMMER office, location negotiable: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi (Texas); Oklahoma City (Oklahoma); Denver or Durango (Colorado) We offer meaningful, rewarding, and challenging work with the potential for growth at all levels. Are you interested in helping us make a difference? Apply now if you think you might be a good fit for this exciting opportunity! PandoLogic. Keywords: Wastewater Manager, Location: Dallas, TX - 75201 ()
          

IV Konferencja „Pole elektromagnetyczne i przyszłość telekomunikacji. Badania. Monitoring. Doświadczenia krajowe i zagraniczne”

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Instytut Łączności - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy już po raz czwarty organizuje coroczną międzynarodową konferencję edukacyjno-naukową poświęconą zagadnieniom wpływu pola elektromagnetycznego na życie i zdrowie człowieka oraz na środowisko, w kontekście rozwoju technologii telekomunikacyjnych, szczególnie rozwiązań sieci 5G.

 

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Przewodnie hasło konferencji, podobnie jak w roku ubiegłym, brzmi „Pole elektromagnetyczne i przyszłość telekomunikacji. Badania. Monitoring.  Doświadczenia krajowe i zagraniczne”.

 

Tematyka pierwszego dnia Konferencji skupi się wokół medyczno-środowiskowych zagadnień oddziaływania pola elektromagnetycznego w kontekście obowiązujących wartości dopuszczalnych PEM, istniejących wytycznych oraz raportów z badań prowadzonych w Polsce i w Europie.

 

Organizatorami drugiego dnia konferencji są Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji i Instytut Łączności, tworzące wspólnie konsorcjum realizujące projekt „System Informacyjny o Instalacjach wytwarzających pole elektromagnetyczne”. Ta część wydarzenia zostanie poświęcona monitoringowi i metodologii pomiarów PEM, zarówno w kraju jak i za granicą, a także możliwościom wykorzystania wyników tych badań. Interesujące będzie też niewątpliwie przyjęcie perspektywy psychologicznej: przyjrzymy się temu, jak w społecznościach powstaje lęk przed PEM oraz poznamy rządowe działania edukacyjne w zakresie przeciwdziałania dezinformacji na temat PEM na terenie państw, w których działają już sieci 5G.

 

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Jesteśmy przekonani, że organizowana przez nas Konferencja ponownie stworzy warunki do wymiany opinii i doświadczeń, będąc inspiracją do kolejnych działań oraz okazją do zdobycia najnowszej wiedzy na temat zagadnień związanych z PEM. To wydarzenie gromadzące najwyższej klasy ekspertów krajowych i zagranicznych, prezentujących swoje najnowsze osiągnięcia i badania.

 

Konferencja odbędzie się 3 i 4 grudnia 2019 roku w sali Londyn na stadionie PGE Narodowy w Warszawie w Al. ks. Józefa Poniatowskiego 1. Podobnie jak w latach ubiegłych, aby umożliwić jak najszerszy odbiór osobom zainteresowanym tematyką konferencji, prowadzona będzie internetowa transmisja na żywo.

 

Chętnych do udziału w konferencji prosimy o wypełnienie i przesłanie do 2 grudnia 2019 r. załączonego formularza rejestracyjnego, który jest dostępny na stronie konferencji: https://pem.itl.waw.pl/konferencje/4-konferencja-pem/

Zapraszamy!

 

Organizatorzy: Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji oraz Instytut Łączności – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy

Patronat honorowy: Minister Zdrowia

Komitet Programowy:

Przewodniczący – dr hab. Grzegorz Tatoń, Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Wiceprzewodniczący – dr inż. Jerzy Żurek, Instytut Łączności – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy

Przewodniczący honorowy – prof. dr hab. inż. Andrzej Krawczyk, Polskie Towarzystwo Zastosowań Elektromagnetyzmu


PROGRAM KONFERENCJI

 

3 grudnia 2019

08:00-09:00 Rejestracja uczestników

 

09:00-09:10 Wystąpienie przedstawiciela Instytutu Łączności – PIB

09:10-09:25 Wystąpienie przedstawiciela Ministerstwa Cyfryzacji

09:25-09:40 Wystąpienie przedstawiciela Ministerstwa Zdrowia

09:40-09:55 Wystąpienie przedstawiciela Ministerstwa Klimatu

 

09:55-10:20 dr hab. Grzegorz Tatoń, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Oddziaływanie pól elektromagnetycznych na zdrowie – wstępne wyniki badań krajowych i płynące z nich wnioski

10:20-10:50 Mrs. Debbie Wills, Mr. Mike Wood, TELSTRA

Wyniki pomiarów PEM z sieci 5G w typowych warunkach użytkowania i w miejscach użyteczności publicznej w pobliżu stacji bazowych 5G, w tym na boisku sportowym, szkole, kawiarniach i mieszkaniach

10:50-11:20 Mr. Franz Karcher, DG Health / SCENIHR

Zalecenie Rady 1999/519/WE a zasada ostrożności

11:20-11:50  prof. dr hab. Marek Zmyślony, Instytut Medycyny Pracy

Oddziaływanie PEM z zakresu powyżej 6 GHz – przegląd badań

11:50-12:10 Panel dyskusyjny

12:10-12:20 Przerwa kawowa

12:20-13:00 dr. Haim Mazar ITU, ATDI

Różnice w wartościach granicznych ekspozycji pomiędzy nowymi wytycznymi ICNIRP a standardem IEEE C95.1-2019

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-14:30 dr. Anke Huss, Uniwesytet w Utrechcie

Nadwrażliwość elektromagnetyczna – problem społeczny, środowiskowy, czy może zdrowotny

14:30-15:00 prof. dr hab. n. med. Karolina Sieroń, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny

Aspekty medyczne w kontekście PEM

15:00-15:30 Dr hab. Martin Roosli, Uniwersytet w Bazylei, Szwajcaria

Badania epidemiologiczne w aspekcie PEM

15:30-16:00 Panel dyskusyjny

 

16:00-16:10 Przerwa kawowa

 

16:10-16:35 dr hab. Kazimierz Krzysztofek, Uniwersytet SWPS

Mechanizm obaw społecznych w kontekście technologii 5G

16:35-17:00 Maciej Siciarek, Naukowo-Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa

Komu zaufać? O weryfikowaniu informacji dotyczących 5G

17:00-17:30 Panel dyskusyjny i zakończenie pierwszego dnia konferencji

 


 

4 grudnia 2019

08:30-09:30 Rejestracja uczestników

 

09:30-10:10 Dr inż. Johann Saustingl, NARDA (Wave-Test sp. z o.o.)

Jak mierzyć PEM w sieci 5G

10:10-10:40 Dr. Haim Mazar ITU, ATDI

Działalność ITU w aspekcie PEM, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem sieci 5G

10:40-11:10 Mgr inż. Rafał Pawlak , mgr inż. Daniel Niewiadomski, Instytut Łączności-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy

SI2PEM i stacjonarny monitoring PEM

11:10-11:20 Panel dyskusyjny

 

11:20-11:40 Przerwa kawowa

 

11:40-12:10 Dr inż. Thomas Kopacz, IHF – Institute of High Frequency Technology, RWTH Aachen University

Oddziaływanie PEM z anten mMIMO

12:10-12:30 Dr. György Thuróczy, Department of Non-Ionizing Radiations, National Public Health Center, National and Infocommunications Authority, Hungary

Wstępne wyniki badania szerokopasmowego i selektywnego PEM z wykorzystaniem systemu dronów na terenie Węgier

12:30-13:00 dr hab. inż. Paweł Bieńkowski, Politechnika Wrocławska

Optymalizacja sieci komórkowych pod kątem oddziaływania na środowisko – możliwości i ograniczenia

13:00-13:20 Panel dyskusyjny

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-14:20 Dr. Fryderyk Lewicki, ITU

Oceny zgodności PEM dla sieci 5G

14:20-14:40 Prof. dr hab. inż. Andrzej Krawczyk, Polskie Towarzystwo Zastosowań Elektromagnetyzmu

PEM w świetle rozwoju sieci komórkowych

14:40-15:00 dr hab. Urszula Soler, Mariusz Busiło

Informacja czy dezinformacja. Jak mówimy o 5G – studium przypadku

15:00-15:20 Prof. dr hab. inż. Sławomir Hausman, Politechnika Łódzka

Czy można udowodnić nieszkodliwość fal radiowych

15:20-15:40 Panel dyskusyjny

15:20-15:50 Dr Efthymios Karabetsos, Agencja ds. Energii, Grecja (EEAE)

Percepcja, postawy i wiedza opinii publicznej dotyczące oddziaływania PEM w Grecji – omówienie wyników badań

15:50-16:30 Panel dyskusyjny i zakończenie konferencji

 

Źródło: https://pem.itl.waw.pl/konferencje/4-konferencja-pem/


          

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Dell announces On Demand, PowerOne, expands PCaaS, focuses on customer advocacy, invests in SMB

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Dell was always been relevant for small business and education markets but is now in an exalted position to stake its claim within the enterprise segment and the new battleground – the midmarket firms. In this Techaisle Take analysis I cover Dell Technologies’ On Demand offering, Progress Made Real initiative, expanded PCaaS for SMBs, focus on customer advocacy, continued SMB investment, new converged infrastructure PowerOne, Unified workspace solution and channel partner strategy.

Dell Technologies Summit in Austin was a showcase of bold announcements and understated commitments to corporate social good and customer advocacy. Dell has certainly transformed in the last five years. It has moved along a path from a PC company to end-to-end solutions provider to a digital transformation partner to a place where it is driving its own transformation through the power of analytics with a goal of delivering customer success. Dell has catapulted itself into relevancy for the next decade.

In 1984, when Michael Dell founded his namesake company in his college dorm, I was a freshly minted engineering college graduate working through my first job at a tractor manufacturing plant in India. My first interaction with Dell was in early nineties when an India-based firm was awarded a contract manufacturing deal. I was then running the secretariat of a computer manufacturer’s association in India. Since then not only technology has progressed but both the consumers and commercial buyers have evolved. Dell has not only moved with the times but sometimes has been ahead of the curve. One such “ahead of the curve” initiative is “Progress Made Real for 2030” announced at the summit.

Progress Made Real for 2030 stands on four pillars:

  1. Advancing sustainability: for example, one-for-one recycling, that is, every product that Dell sells it will recycle an equivalent product
  2. Cultivating inclusion: committing to 50 percent of Dell workforce to comprise of women by 2030, 40 percent of managers of people will be women, 25 percent of US workforce will be Hispanic or African American
  3. Transforming lives: for example, Dell’s work with Tata Trusts, with a goal to reach 40m under-privileged people from the current 11m
  4. Upholding ethics and privacy

Enabled by a combination of pervasive use of technology and vastly-expanded solution options, the technology user and buyer community has become more diverse in both composition and focus. Business decision makers (BDMs) are not content to await IT’s blessing to pursue technology options that align with business needs: an increasingly tech-savvy business user/management community plays an ever-expanding role in assessing technology options, and even in specifying solutions and managing their rollout. At the same time, the solution options themselves have expanded to become more accessible to non-IT staff. Some technologies, such as analytics and IoT, directly address business management questions. Others, notably cloud, provide support and delivery options that give business units the option of avoiding IT oversight. Even core IT functions, such as storage management (especially with respect to Big Data) and security (particularly with regard to cloud and mobility) are reshaped by system requirements imposed by BDM needs. It is not out of place, as an analyst, to say that Dell has been a little late in recognizing and pursuing the shifting patterns. Regardless, Dell has been a believer of technology democratization and has begun a concerted effort to manage technology chaos with a differentiated customer strategy and drive the ability to scale human capacity. These are very lofty and moonshot initiatives. But then Dell is a founder-led company whose founder is skilled at assembling the proverbial ship piece-by-piece and navigating it through uncharted and occasionally choppy waters.

Dell Technologies differentiated customer strategy is built on four key points:

  1. Driving social impact with purpose-driven relationships
  2. Creating customer advocates for life by honoring customer loyalty and delivering success
  3. Making it easy to do business with Dell by executing on basics
  4. Unlocking customer value by leading with insights

Dell’s customer advocacy team is constantly analyzing 9.5K social conversations per day, looks at 33K customer verbatims in addition to its 16K sales team members sharing feedback. Dell’s plan to delivering a seamless and simplified customer experience is not very different from recently announced customer lifecycle experience, aka race track, by Cisco. End goals are the same, approaches are slightly different. But the fact that all suppliers are landing at the same end-state is significant on how the technology industry has evolved.

Perhaps the most important announcement at Dell Tech Summit was its On Demand offering. Dell went to great lengths to explain its genesis and development but it is clear that it a direct response to the growing popularity of HPE GreenLake. Regardless of HPE commanding the media-waves Dell has jumped headlong into the as-a-service, post-transactional market with Dell Technologies On Demand Autonomous Infrastructure available via DT Cloud. Dell is prepared to deliver solutions today and at scale. And it is also within reach of midmarket businesses. Key takeaways of Dell’s On Demand solutions are:

  1. On-demand, consumption-based and as-a-service solutions for on-prem infrastructure / services is customizable, integrated across the full-stack for Dell's end-to-end portfolio from edge to core to cloud
  2. Dell widened the product of their Flex On Demand offerings for PowerEdge servers and their new PowerOne autonomous converged infrastructure solution (announced at Dell Technologies Summit). With this announcement, Dell’s consumption-based on-demand solutions now cover PCs, servers, storage, CI/HCI, IoT, datacenters, networking and data protection. Ideally applicable for firms with a minimum $250K 3-year contract-value but end-points including PCaaS is available for SMBs (at lower committed contract values).
  3. Dell knows how to create simplicity within complexity. Businesses can customize and select their on-demand path from:
    1. Payment: Pay As You Grow, Flex On Demand, Data Center Utility
    2. Services: ProSupport, ProDeploy, Managed services
    3. Portfolio: Edge, Endpoint, Core, Cloud
  4. On Demand offering provides two options for channel partners to participate:
    1. Referral fee – 7%-10% on committed contract value including tier credit program benefit. Dell owns and manages the customer. The partner still plays an active role in managing the customer relationship. The referral fee model positions the partner to address the customer’s solution needs, and enhance their customer relationship without having to take on the usage and credit risk associated with offering a pay for use solution.
    2. Resell – Partner owns and manages the customer. Allows partner to uplift base usage charge and earn program benefits including rebates, marketing development funds, and tier credit

Pay As You Grow is for committed workloads. The metering coverage in Flex On Demand includes processor, memory, and GB consumed. Data Center Utility adds metering based on VM and per port. The solution is still in its early stages and Dell views this as a journey rather than a destination. But the offering, in early stages, is finding acceptance at many of Dell’s customers. Scalar (a CDW company) has been configuring on-demand solutions with unlimited scalability for major Hollywood studios.

Relative to the cost of conventional hardware and software, on-demand cloud solutions are generally more cost effective than equivalent CAPEX-based on-premise alternatives, and its OPEX-based billing model works well for cash-constrained SMBs and midmarket firms. Cloud’s ‘as-a-Service’ delivery model reduces the need for individual SMBs and midmarket firms to attract and retain specialized IT staff; scale up as the organization grows, and cloud provides SMBs and midmarket firms that are often unable to maintain refresh cycles with ‘always-on’ access to current technology.

SMBs are not being left out from Dell’s strategy. In fact, small and midmarket businesses are two of the fastest growing segments for Dell. Its small business advisory has witnessed tremendous success but the team is not resting on its laurels. It aims to add 100 more small business advisors in the next one year. Each advisor goes through 160 hours of in-person classroom training. Dell has built a progressive hierarchical advisory structure, based on “needs complexity” to help SMBs learn, identify, buy and deploy technology. Small businesses with specific and simple requirements can also use Eva – a chatbot – to help guide through product selection and purchase.


          

S4E47 - Q&A - “I’m going to tangent about the weather”

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You have questions, we have answers.  Let’s do this! Oh… and… Happy Thanksgiving!

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S4E46 - The Mandalorian & Disney Plus - “He’s a death tornado”

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We geek out about The Mandalorian and Disney Plus… but mostly The Mandalorian.  Star Wars has finally come to live action TV and we’re here for it! For Weekly Geekery, BJ has mostly been watching Disney Plus and playing Jedi Fallen Order while Void beat Jedi Fallen Order, tried out Gloomhaven Digital Edition, and gave Minecraft Earth a shot.

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TIPHC Newsletter, Nov. 24-30, 2019

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The Electoral College?s Racist Origins

More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that.

Photo by Frank Scherschel/The Life Picture Collection/Getty

(The Atlantic) Is a color-blind political system possible under our Constitution? If it is, the Supreme Court?s evisceration of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 did little to help matters. While black people in America today are not experiencing 1950s levels of voter suppression, efforts to keep them and other citizens from participating in elections began within 24 hours of the Shelby County v. Holder ruling and have only increased since then.

In Shelby County?s oral argument, Justice Antonin Scalia cautioned, ?Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get them out through the normal political processes.? Ironically enough, there is some truth to an otherwise frighteningly numb claim. American elections have an acute history of racial entitlements?only they don?t privilege black Americans.

For centuries, white votes have gotten undue weight, as a result of innovations such as poll taxes and voter-ID laws and outright violence to discourage racial minorities from voting. (more)


A Thanksgiving feast that?s rooted in vintage African-American stories

southwestern turkey(Palm Beach Post) The author of the landmark 2015 book ?The Jemima Code? has a new cookbook filled with culinary inspiration from U.S. history?s long overshadowed chefs. And what a holiday meal they can spark in our kitchens today.

What is a Thanksgiving meal if not history on a plate?

Sure, there?s the American history part of the holiday, the narratives we dramatize in grade school and too often reduce to cartoony details, like pilgrim salt-and-pepper shakers. There?s the immigrant history part of it, as America?s emerging communities embrace the holiday as their own. (As in my family?s Cuban black beans, alongside the mojo-marinated turkey.) And there?s the family history part of it, with our yearly repetition of dishes served in memory of loved ones no longer with us.

The obligatory star of the table, of course: a big, roasted turkey. But who says the centerpiece dish, or any other dish, has to be the same as it ever was? Author and cultural historian Toni Tipton-Martin?s latest cookbook proves there?s a well of new inspiration to be found in the most vintage of stories. We can be purists and innovative at once. (more)


Opinion: Yes, African American history will improve Texas schools

It is vital that students, regardless of race, see themselves in the important parts of history.

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Pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman stands on the wheel of a plane in this 1920s photo. Coleman gave exhibition flights in the United States as well as Europe earning the name ‘Queen Bess’ and tried her best to become famous. But outside the segregated black world in which she lived, few people ever paid attention.

(Dallas Morning News) Taught properly, history offers insight into a society as an archive of what we consider important enough to pass on to future generations. So we were elated to learn that the state Board of Education is ready to approve African American studies electives for high school students in Texas.

Over the years, we?ve criticized the State Board of Education for promoting ideology over facts in Texas history during their often contentious discussions of what students should learn in classrooms. And this resulted in major omissions, and even distortions, of the roles that Texans of color played in making this a great state.

Our hope is that this is about to change. Less than two years after the state board approved Mexican American studies, the board early next year is expected to approve its first African American studies course. “We will be passing this,” said Pat Hardy, a Fort Worth Republican member of the 15-member board responsible for setting curriculum standards and adopting textbooks for Texas public schools. (more)


Historic area church restored | Iconic black church will soon be open to the community

Union Baptist Church here has undergone a complete restoration and brings one of the state’s most important historic sites as close as possible to its original 1883 condition.

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(Texarkana Gazette) While the church was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2011, it spent decades in a state of increasing disrepair. The multi-year project has been overseen by the Jefferson-based Collins Academy and the Dallas-based Today Foundation. Both organizations were founded by Richard H. Collins.

Collins is a philanthropist and a preservationist who has underwritten multiple education and cultural initiatives across the state of Texas. He has deep family roots in East Texas. The signature element of a Collins project is to maintain authenticity by renovating a structure as historically accurate to its origins as possible.

Collins hosted a private opening celebration for the Union Baptist Church on Saturday (Nov. 23).

“We believe our efforts will make Jefferson a leader in historic preservation and community involvement,” Collins said. (more)

Photo: The historic Union Baptist Church in Jefferson, Texas, has undergone a multi-year restoration overseen by the Jefferson-based Collins Academy and the Dallas-based Today Foundation. The church is now as close as possible to its original 1883 condition. Evolving out of the African Church in Jefferson’s pre-Civil War era, Union Baptist Church is one of the most prominent hubs of African-American history in Texas and is one of the oldest black churches in the state. (Photo by Collins Academy)


TIPHC Bookshelf

Requiem for a ClassicPublished scholarship on black history in Texas is growing and we?d like to share with you some suggested readings, both current and past, from some of the preeminent history scholars in Texas and beyond. We invite you to take a look at our bookshelf page ? including a featured selection ? and check back as the list grows. A different selection will be featured each week. We welcome suggestions and reviews. This week, we offer, “Requiem for a Classic, Thanksgiving Turkey Day Classic,” by Thurman W. Robins Ed.D.

In the era when segregation and Jim Crow laws ruled the land, The Turkey Day Classic was created. The event prospered from 1927 to 1966. Newspaper accounts describe the classic between arch rivals Jack Yates and Phillis Wheatley high schools in Houston as the largest annually attended schoolboy game in America. Fans came dressed to kill to witness the game and the glorious halftime activities. Marching bands, drill squads, and other performing groups gave eloquent entertaining performances during halftime. However, the crowning of the schools queens were the highlights of halftime. Game summaries, team lineups, and editorial comments by the author are presented.


This Week in Texas Black History

Nov. 24

Scott JoplinCalled the ?King of Ragtime,? Scott Joplin was born this day in 1868 near Linden, Texas. (Some documents, however, refer to his birth as between June 1867 and mid-January 1868.) Joplin grew up in Texarkana, Texas and taught himself to play piano in the home where his mother worked as a domestic. Sheet music for his best-known piece, ?Maple Leaf Rag,? sold over a million copies and his works also include a ballet and two operas. Joplin?s music was featured in the 1973 motion picture, ?The Sting,? which won an Academy Award for its film score. In 1976, Joplin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize for ?Treemonisha,? the first grand opera by an African American.

Nov. 24

Teddy WilsonJazz pianist Teddy Wilson was born this day in Austin in 1912. Known as ?the definitive swing pianist,? Wilson began his career in the late 1920s in various Midwest bands, and from 1935 to 1939, played on sessions that resulted in legendary vocalist Billie Holiday?s greatest work. He joined Benny Goodman in 1936, breaking the color barrier by performing on an equal footing with Goodman in trios, quartets and sextets.

Nov. 24

Percy Sutton

Attorney, businessman and civil rights activist Percy Sutton was born on this date in 1920 in San Antonio. The son of a former slave, Sutton served in World War II with the Tuskegee Airmen, then settled in New York. In 1971, he co-founded the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, which purchased WLIB-AM, making it the first black-owned station in New York City. He earned a law degree in 1950 and served in the New York State Assembly before taking over as Manhattan borough president in 1966, becoming the state?s highest-ranking black elected official. Sutton also headed a group that owned the Amsterdam News, the second-largest black weekly newspaper in the country.

Nov. 27

Mickey Leland

On this day in 1944, U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland was born in Lubbock. He graduated from Houston?s Phillis Wheatley High School in 1963 and earned a pharmacy degree from Texas Southern University in 1970. Leland served six terms in Congress (18th District) and five years as a Texas state legislator (88th District). He was a civil rights activist and a staunch advocate in the fight against hunger. He was the lead supporter for passage of the Africa Famine Relief and Recovery Act of 1985, legislation that provided $800 million in food and humanitarian relief supplies. Leland died in a plane crash on August 7, 1989 while on a relief mission to an isolated refugee camp, Fugnido, in Ethiopia, which sheltered thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing the civil conflict in neighboring Sudan.

Nov. 28

Yates-Wheatley Thanksgiving game

The Jack Yates ? Phillis Wheatley high school football rivalry in Houston started in 1927, but the game officially became the ?Turkey Day Classic? on this day in 1946. Played at Jeppesen Stadium ? then a venue for public school sports events, the Thanksgiving Day game would be played until 1966 and drew standing room only crowds of 30,000-plus fans making it, for many years, the largest event in the nation for high school football.

Nov. 28

Claude Black

Claude William Black, Jr., minister and political figure, was born on this day in 1916 in San Antonio. Rev. Black was pastor of Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio for almost 50 years, but was also a noted Civil Rights leader who became a four-term city councilman (1973-1978) and the city?s first black Mayor Pro Tem. He was an associate of Martin Luther King, Jr.A. Phillip Randolph, and Thurgood Marshall. During President Lyndon Johnson?s administration, Black was a delegate to the White House Conference on Civil Rights.


Blog: Ron Goodwin, Ph.D., author, PVAMU history professor

Ron Goodwin is an assistant professor of history at Prairie View A&M University. Even though he was a military ?brat,? he still considers San Antonio home. Like his father and brother, Ron joined the U.S. Air Force and while enlisted received his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. After his honorable discharge, he completed graduate degrees from Texas Southern University. Goodwin?s book, Blacks in Houston, is a pictorial history of Houston?s black community. His most recent book, Remembering the Days of Sorrow, examines the institution of slavery in Texas from the perspective of the New Deal?s Slave Narratives.

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“We see no conflict between Biblical principles and good business practices,” S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, once said during an interview.

I seem to recall his son, Dan T. Cathy, the CEO and President of Chick-fil-A, repeating a similar phrase to my graduating class at Regent University in 2011. Cathy’s commencement speech spoke of moral courage, uncompromising principles, and operating consistently with Christian convictions. Eager to impact the world for the Gospel, I took Mr. Cathy’s words of conviction and character to heart. Has he done the same?

In a November 18 press release, the Chick-fil-A Foundation announced it is adjusting financial support by giving to a smaller number of organizations who work exclusively in the areas of hunger, homelessness, and education. In 2020, Chick-fil-A will donate 9 million to Junior Achievement USA and Covenant House International and $25,000 to local food banks for every new restaurant opened.

As you’ve probably heard, the more focused giving approach will not include the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), at least not in 2020. These are two faith-based organizations publicly criticized by LGBTQ activists for upholding traditional Christian sexual ethics. Chick-fil-A financially supported both the Salvation Army and FCA in 2017 and 2018. After being hounded by activists and media outlets for donating to these organizations, Chick-fil-A responded in 2019, stating, “The narrative that our giving was done to support a political or non-inclusive agenda is inaccurate and misleading.”

Now it appears, however, that the fast-food chain is caving to pressure, by restructuring its approach and redirecting its funding away from controversy.

“That’s the trouble with adults, as well as young people,” Truett Cathy said in 2014. “You try to be a people-pleaser to everybody, and you just can’t do it. You have to stick to your convictions. What’s right and what’s wrong. And we try to do that.”

The Cathy family has acted admirably in their convictions in the face of past protests. For this reason, I initially hesitated to join the growing chorus of criticisms directed at Chick-fil-A. Several Christian leaders have responded to the giving change with outrage likely rooted in feelings of betrayal. But I didn’t want to believe the Cathy family and Chick-fil-A leadership would cave to LGBTQ pressures. Surely not Dan Cathy, who encouraged my fellow Regent graduates and me to live out our Christian convictions in our personal and professional lives. Couldn’t be. There must be something missing in the news reports. So I waited. And waited.

At this point, no clarification, no reassurances, and re-commitments to Christian principles have come from the Cathy family, or Chick-fil-A headquarters.

What does this say about the corporation’s priorities? Sadly, it sends the message that Chick-fil-A’s leadership would rather avoid controversy than continue S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of moral courage in business. The company’s decision is also a slap in the face of the Christians who’ve rallied to support the fast-food chain amid the pressure and protests.

I’ve read the debates waging across the internet on the issue. I’ve seen the photographs of Covenant House International’s New York pride parade banner and pro-LGBTQ slogans. And if you haven’t read the Salvation Army’s statement in response to the Chick-fil-A decision, then I encourage you to do so.

If the company was concerned with operating under Christian principles, while also narrowing their focus on homelessness, then their charitable giving would continue to go to the Salvation Army and not Covenant House. It’s that simple, in my opinion.

We know, of course, the Left’s appetite for LGBTQ affirmation will not be satisfied with a slight compromise. There is no middle ground for those re-envisioning sexual ethics.  It will take either a full-throttle abandonment of doctrine, or doctrinal distortions to quench their thirsts. As has been the case with other organizations and individuals, Chick-fil-A’s leadership will eventually have to choose where it stands on the issue.

What will Chick-fil-A’s leadership value more – those Biblical principles that S. Truett Cathy knew led to ethical business practices, or the applause of men? I pray the Cathy family heeds their own advice.

*Update. While no official statement has been released at this time, Franklin Graham recounts a phone conversation he had with Dan Cathy about the issue. According to Graham, Cathy reassured him the company has not caved and remains committed to Christian values. But this second-hand phone conversation and generic, unofficial reassurance is certainly not the moral courage we would expect.


          

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Bill Kirchen reminiscences on Commander Cody, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan before the Ann Arbor guitar legend's Honky Tonk Holiday

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Bill Kirchen reminiscences on Commander Cody, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan before the Ann Arbor guitar legend's Honky Tonk Holiday

Excerpt from Bill Kirchen's Holiday Honk Tonk 2019 poster

Ann Arbor native Bill Kirchen is instrumental in creating the rootsy country-rock-blues-folk mix we today call Americana. 

Kirchen hit it big early in his career as the lead guitarist for Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen; he’s responsible for the dazzling guitar work on their enduring 1972 hit “Hot Rod Lincoln.” He’s since become known as an absolute master of the Telecaster guitar, playing with a nearly endless list of impressive names through the years. 

Most recently, though, Kirchen has found one more way to shine: He’s become well known for his Honky Tonk Holiday tours, which showcase some of the most amazing, overlooked Christmas-themed gems you’ve never heard, alongside some other favorites from throughout his storied career.

On Sunday, Dec. 1, Kirchen brings his annual holiday spectacular home to Ann Arbor for a show at The Ark.

Dusting off should-be-classics like “Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up Our Christmas,” “Silent Surfin’ Night,” and “Truckin’ Trees For Christmas,” Kirchen -- now based in Austin -- will appear with his backing band The Hounds of the Bakersfield, featuring Rick Richards on drums and David Carroll on stand-up bass. 

Kirchen took the time to answer a few questions via email, reflecting on the upcoming show and his time in Ann Arbor.

Bill Kirchen in 1954, Ann Arbor News

Caption from the Ann Arbor News, May 14, 1954: "Nature makes mistakes sometimes, and five-year-old Billy Kirchen of 1507 Abbott Ave. is holding one of them. Three dandelions fused into a single stem and then grew a triple flower head." Donated by the Ann Arbor News. © The Ann Arbor News.

Q: You’re based in Austin, Texas, now?
A: Yep. Chased the grandkids, daughter, and son-in-law down here almost 10 years ago. I’ve been coming down here to play music the better part of 50 years, so I have a lot of friends and history here. It’s still a soulful town. We’re struggling with explosive growth, but that comes with the territory. It’s a magnet town for pickers and writers, with no actual music industry! I like the community here, but need to make a lot of my livelihood on the road.

Q: How long have you been playing with the Hounds of the Bakersfield?
A: Since I moved to Austin, though we rotate the band name. I’ve known bass player David Carroll much longer, at least 20 years. Drummer Rick Richards I met when I got here.

Q: How often do you get back to Ann Arbor? Do you still have any family here?
A: At least once a year. Still have a sister Betsy and a brother Harold and sister-in-law Pam in Ann Arbor.

Q: Do you have any particular favorite memories of your days in Ann Arbor? Any favorite hangouts or events that you still think of fondly? 
A: Heck yeah. A great place to “grow up,” and I use the term loosely. Favorites? The Ark. The Cinema Guild, for old B&W movies as a kid; then, later, George Manupelli’s Film Festivals. The MUG in the Union and Dominick’s were where I’d find the bohemian crowd in the mid-'60s. While a senior at Ann Arbor High, I created a work/study program that allowed me to leave for the day at lunch, head up to campus, and just hang out. Sweet. It turned out to be actually very enriching, not to mention way more fun than school at that point.

There was a tremendous folk music scene here. Herb David’s Guitar Shop saw it all come and go. He fixed up a banjo for me that my mom got during a 1930s banjo craze. I saw Clarence and Roland White and the Kentucky Colonels at the Golden Vanity downtown, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, then the Kweskin Jug Band at the Canterbury House, and much more. Odetta, Bill Monroe, Dave Van Ronk, Pete Seeger, Mike Bloomfield, Brownie McGee, all at various places on campus. I watched Bob Dylan, solo ’64, at my high school from up in the light deck right above the stage.  

Bill Kirchen in 1962, Ann Arbor News

Caption from the Ann Arbor News, Sept. 3, 1962: "Bill Kirchen, 14-year-old of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Kirchen of 1507 Abbott Ave., is shown on his extended, high-seat bicycle he and a neighbor friend, John Gostic, created as an interesting diversion on a summer day. Bill is riding high this last week of summer vacation. He is an Ann Arbor High School 10th grader." Donated by the Ann Arbor News. © The Ann Arbor News.

Q: What was it like to be part of the Ann Arbor music scene back in those days?
A: Ann Arbor was a crossroads for musicians, artists, fellow travelers, and advanced thinkers, many of whom I’m still friends with today. For every name artist I mention, there were a dozen locals and visitors who had a very big impact on me.

When I started, I met a lot of musicians at the U of M Folklore Society meetings. Three of them were, among other things, country-blues players. They had an apartment with motorcycles in pieces in the kitchen, a living room crammed with guitars, cool blues records, and a harpsichord one of ’em built. I was just a kid, a junior in high school, but they’d let me come over, play records, and show me how to fingerpick guitar.

I loved Mississippi John Hurt, who I heard there. They said why don’t you go to the Newport Folk Festival and see him? So summer of ’64, barely 16, I hitchhiked to the festival, saw John Hurt, The Staple Singers, Bob Dylan, Jim Kweskin, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Skip James, Son House, The Swan Silvertones, Jimmie Driftwood, Doc Watson, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, the list goes on and on. That festival, and the one next year, pretty well blew away the competition for what I was going to do before I, or if, or when, I grew up. 

In ’64 this guy drives up and parks right on the sidewalk of the Union in his Peugeot car, which actually still had a crank you needed to stick in the front to start it, if your starter motor was broken, like his. I visited him at the Tassajara Zen Center in Big Sur, and still see him today in Vancouver where he teaches ocean sailing and celestial navigation. Another guy came through town who had played with Bill Monroe, and I sat in with him and sang a song. He sold me a Martin D-18 guitar and taught me how to hop freight trains.

In 1966, two buddies and I hopped those freights back from SF to Ann Arbor, where we started my first electric band, The Seventh Seal. Psychedelic folk-rock. We rented the bandshell in West Park for $15 a pop and put on the town’s first outdoor rock shows one summer, every Sunday afternoon. ["Local Group Denies Playing Riot-Causing Music," Ann Arbor News, July 19, 1967]

Two noted musicians from the U of M rock ’n’ roll scene saw the Seal on stage at the Cinema Guild, playing along with some Warhol movie while Gerard Malanga danced around the stage in chains. They invited me to play with them, and that became Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. We played Mark’s Coffeehouse basement, Mr. Flood’s Party, The Blind Pig, the Canterbury House, Hill Auditorium, frat parties, the Cinema Guild, the Ozone Homecoming Parade, and doubtless many more that have slipped through the cracks. 

The Seventh Seal playing the West Park band shell in 1967

Caption from the Ann Arbor News, July 19, 1967: "Sunday Concert in West Park: Ron Miller of 1023 Church (right foreground) plays the electric bass guitar at one of The Seventh Seal's Sunday concerts in West Park band shell. Bill Kirchen sings into the microphone just behind Miller. Steve Elliott plays the drums at left. Dan Chesluk is playing the electric organ at center. The concerts are well attended, with hundreds of persons showing up last Sunday. Many city residents have joined the crowds -- some to satisfy their curiousity." Donated by the Ann Arbor News. © The Ann Arbor News.

At the ’65 high school senior talent show I put together a jug band, The Who Knows Pickers. We had learned “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” already out and on the air, a rock ’n’ roll record by Dylan. I electrified my guitar, but the director wasn’t having it. He’d gotten hay bales for us, and that was that. I went back to Newport that summer of ’65 and saw Dylan go electric with Bloomfield. I heard no boos. My take is that people in the audience overwhelmingly loved it. Booing as an audience team sport began later. 

The Iguanas were also on that high school talent show. Jim Osterberg (Iggy Pop) sang “Jolly Green Giant” from atop a tall riser while drumming. About a year later I caught the tail end of the first Stooges (then the Psychedelic Stooges) performance at their manager’s house, right up the street from me. Iggy had spray-painted his face gold and was sitting on the floor shoving a mic in and out of a vacuum cleaner. A little later, when he got the band up and running, they were undeniable. We did a couple great shows with them in the late ‘60s. 

One more Ig-related influence: Danny and Michael Erlewine’s The Prime Movers, with Iggy on drums, were fantastic. Blues, New Orleans, heavy roots stuff. Danny was my first electric guitar hero. Two songs, in particular, stuck with me. Their keyboard player, Robert Sheff, worked at Discount Records, and when asked he found me the album Home of the Blues with “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” by Jessie Hill, plus a Swan Silvertones album with “Seek Seek and Ye Shall Find.” Quite possibly the best two albums I’ve ever owned. Sheff, now Blue Gene Tyranny, is a longtime avant-garde composer living in NYC. The Once Group, a free-wheeling Ann Arbor music and art collective, had lured him up to town from his native Texas.

Q: Your “Honky Tonk Holiday” shows are known for showcasing little-known but fantastic gems of holiday music. How do you find these songs? Have you specifically sought them out, or just stumbled across them over the years?
A: They find me! There are a lot of vernacular music genres where holiday songs of questionable taste are not a problem.

Q: What makes for a good holiday song? What are a couple more traditional holiday songs that you love?
A: I love all the traditional carols, probably know at least a dozen, but only the first stanza or so. Someday I’d like to go caroling again, where you go around in the evening and stand under people’s windows and serenade them. Pro tip: This Christmas, buy a bunch of kazoos, enough for all the family and guests; then get everybody on ’em and buzz through the carols. You will thank me.

Q: As one of the founders of the Americana movement, how would you assess the overall health of the genre today? Any particular favorite artists you think deserve a wider audience?
A: I think that’s a young man’s job. I like a lot of what I’ve heard and am certainly not worried about the future of Americana, or pop, or acid death metal. Technology will change and the genres will morph and sort themselves out. I enjoy it when friends recommend great new stuff, or my pals put out cool new stuff, or I discover tunes online. But I don’t seek it out or really keep track.

I already have way more music under my roof than I’ll get a chance to hear in this lifetime. Now you kids get off my lawn.


Bob Needham is a freelance writer and the former arts & entertainment editor of The Ann Arbor News and AnnArbor.com.


Bill Kirchen and the Hounds of the Bakersfield play The Ark, 316 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor, at 7:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $25.

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Who are Black Pumas, the Grammys' most mysterious new artist nominee?

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Births | Dominican, Oct. 1-31, 2019; Sutter, Oct. 1-31, 2019

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Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshop for 2020 and Beyond

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Nebraska Extension’s Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops for 2020 and Beyond will provide the latest leasing, real estate and management information to operators, tenants and landowners in Nebraska this winter.

The daylong workshop is scheduled in 19 communities throughout the state, between Dec. 6, 2019, and March 18, 2020.

Extension educators Austin Duerfeldt, Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek have collaborated to develop a program that will address agricultural finance and the real estate market, negotiation skills and considerations for leases and strategies for farmland succession and communication.

“Austin, Jim and I have put together an excellent set of topics and have completely rewritten our land management curriculum for this set of workshops,” said Vyhnalek. “We encourage both landowners and farmers to attend to hear about land management in the next decade.

Registration for the free workshop is requested to ensure enough materials are available. Updated information is available at farm.unl.edu.
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Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshop for 2020 and Beyond

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Nebraska Extension’s Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops for 2020 and Beyond will provide the latest leasing, real estate and management information to operators, tenants and landowners in Nebraska this winter.

The daylong workshop is scheduled in 19 communities throughout the state, between Dec. 6, 2019, and March 18, 2020.

Extension educators Austin Duerfeldt, Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek have collaborated to develop a program that will address agricultural finance and the real estate market, negotiation skills and considerations for leases and strategies for farmland succession and communication.

“Austin, Jim and I have put together an excellent set of topics and have completely rewritten our land management curriculum for this set of workshops,” said Vyhnalek. “We encourage both landowners and farmers to attend to hear about land management in the next decade.

Registration for the free workshop is requested to ensure enough materials are available. Updated information is available at farm.unl.edu.
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KF6 Sprint in Berlin

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Last week I arrived on a rainy Thursday evening in Berlin to attend the KDE Frameworks Kickoff sprint. The next three days were spent with discussions and ideas about the future of the libraries that are the base of most of the software of the KDE Community.

After arriving at MBition GmbH on Friday we started with reviewing the policies that were in place the last few years for KDE Frameworks 5. This includes for example the release model or on which Qt version to depend. After lunch David Edmundson and Eike Hein gave talks about the KDE community in general and about the advantages using KDE Frameworks libraries can bring to the employees at MBition. In the afternoon that the discussion switched from the past to the future and our goals and design principles that we have in mind for KDE Frameworks 6. Later we already outlined problems with specific frameworks and how our goals will impact them.

After a needed dose of sleep Saturday started right where Friday left off. We split in small groups to investigate how our design goals (further simplification of dependencies, seperation of UI and logic and seperation of framework and implementation) would influence each library and what has to be done to achieve those goals. To this end each group discussed a single library at a time and after eight libraries in total the results were presented to the whole group. For this we started with the Tier 3 Frameworks which have the most complicated dependencies (Tier 1 Frameworks only depend on Qt).

On Sunday morning only two Tier 3 libraries were left, KXmlGui and KIO. It took the whole group (including David Faure who attended the sprint remotely via a video call) the entire morning to also sort these out. I had to leave after lunch but others continued to work turning their attention to Tier 2 Frameworks to also clean those up.

The result of these three very productive but exhausting days is this massive workboard. Thanks to everyone who attended this sprint and made it so that we could get this much done. Many tasks can already be done now and don’t have to wait for Qt 6 or KF 6 branching. If you are intrested in helping out, just pick one from the workboard! If you need help or have some comments just ask on IRC/webchat or directly on phabricator. If you want to learn more about the sprint look at Christoph’s blog who wrote a quick recap each day. More summaries can be found at Kevin’s, Kai Uwe’s, Volker’s and and Nicolas’ blogs. Special thanks to MBition who kindly hosted us and KDE e.V. for travel support and accommodation!


          

Desirable Impossibilities: On Henry Weinfield’s New Translation of Gérard de Nerval’s Chimeras

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Poets and their translators have often agonized over the exhausting task of translating the ineffable poetics of their work, of which every word, punctuation mark, break, pause, and sound is a contributing factor; it goes without saying that the journey from one language to another somewhat impedes upon this delicate balance. In this following essay, Asymptote‘s Alexander Dickow expertly dissects an […]
          

The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29.11.2019 (2019)

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Comment on weekend free-for-all – November 30 – December 1, 2019 by NewNameTemporarily

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Agree with all of the above (I have friends and family from SCAL; the family is having to move out of state because they can't buy a home). Think about what it is about LA that you love. The idea? The weather? The arts scene? Then... that's what your goal is, a place with great weather and outside cafes, perhaps. The arts scene? Austin, Albuquerque, and many others. Beach? My cousin & family have lived there since birth, and they have to make it a field trip 2x a year, because the traffic is so bad from their more affordable inland location. I'm not trying to be negative. I am in CAL and can't afford to buy here, but don't want to move yet. but... it's so expensive that even though I'm in the 90% percentile for my age group, in earned income, I spend 60% of my take home on rent plus utilities. And, CA state income tax for the highest bracket is 13%. So I'm not taking home what someone in a lower income tax state would be, to start with. By the time I buy gas for the commute ($4 a gallon, and that's regular), pay the high car insurance, and drive the distances to get to work, I have eaten up almost all the rest of my discretionary income. (My car is 15 years old... at least we don't have rust here). And yes, I pack my lunch. I have zero idea how folks who make less, get by, although I believe it is because they are not saving for retirement. Or they are living on their credit cards. Oh, and the deposit on this place to rent - close to 10K. Ouch.. And the state and local taxes - the sales tax is 10%. So every single thing almost (except food)... is more highly taxed. One of my friends figured out, she works until the middle of October before she is actually taking anything home for herself. And blew her tire out on the giant pothole on the freeway. (higher gas taxes have not gone into road repairs). Just saying... the allure and the reality are two entirely different things. Make sure you've done your budget, have a plan - and know what it is you really want. There are some wondeful, wonderful cities out there, with vibrant art scenes, more to do outdoors, and rich, diverse people with a broad range of interests. You may want to spend some planning time looking at the apartments online for a sense of what you get (and read the reviews), and research. Look at and be clear what kind of job you can get, what the commute is like, and do your budget. Then take a vacation to come here and really try to apartment and job hunt, and get a sense of whether you'd be safe after dark,how far you'd really be from any of the glamorous areas, and whether you'd have time - with the job you'd have to work - to do some of the activities you are moving here to do. All the best....
          

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Watch UNLV & Nevada Get is MASSIVE Brawl That Made It Way Into Stands After Game After Snowballs Come Raining Down (Video)

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I wonder what UNLV QB Kenyon Obland said to Nevada’s Austin Arnold that caused him to sucker punch him like that. Because Arnold seemed to be standing there real calm and then he just snapped.

Next thing you know all hell broke loose.

It spilled into the stands and now the Mountain West is working on who will get punished.

Flip the page for the wild brawl.


          

The Continental Club: South Congress’ Musical Cornerstone

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Untempted by the Consequences

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“The women are up to something in Convocation,” the dons of St. John’s College, Oxford, were warned. “We have to go and vote them down.”

The women at issue were led by a young philosopher named G.E.M. (Elizabeth) Anscombe, who was then a tutor at Somerville, one of the oldest women’s colleges at the University of Oxford. Anscombe had come to Somerville in 1946 on a research fellowship. At that time she was a student of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who entrusted her with the translation of his Philosophical Investigations, which appeared in 1953, two years after his death. Now, in 1956, Anscombe was opposing the university’s decision to grant an honorary degree to former U.S. President Harry Truman.

Speaking on the floor of Convocation to her colleagues on May 1, 1956, Anscombe said that her opposition to granting Truman’s degree was based on his responsibility for dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. “If you do give this honor,” she asked, “what Nero, what Genghis Khan, what Hitler, or what Stalin will not be honored in the future?” In response, a representative of the Hebdomadal Council, then the university’s chief executive body, argued that Anscombe had overstated Truman’s responsibility. “A great many people were involved in the responsibility of the manufacture and delivery of the bomb,” he told the faculty, “and we cannot select one man as being solely responsible, even if his was the signature at the bottom of the order for the bomb to be dropped.”

Anscombe’s cause was doomed to fail. Reports in the Manchester Guardian and the Times of London claimed that no other faculty echoed her dissenting vote, though subsequent reports indicate that three or four had joined her—and Anscombe later dedicated the pamphlet “Mr. Truman’s Degree,” in which she explained the rationale for her opposition, “with respect, but without permission, to the others who said ‘Non placet.’” In the speech she gave to her colleagues on the day of the vote, she acknowledged that these voices were not going to prevail, saying that she had “no ambition or hope to carry the House with me in this, but my hope is that this honorary degree will not be offered without opposition being expressed.”

Truman received his degree at the university’s Encaenia ceremony on June 20, 1956. In a speech awarding the degree, the Chancellor praised him as “most staunch of allies, direct in your speech and in your writings, and ever a pattern of simple courage.” Anscombe, who had concluded her pamphlet with the warning that she herself “should fear to go” to Encaenia “in case God’s patience suddenly ends,” had kept away from the ceremony, telling the Guardian that she “would spend the day working as usual.”

 

The influence of Wittgenstein on Anscombe’s philosophical writing is immense, in both substance and style.

The protest against Truman was hardly Elizabeth Anscombe’s first foray into public controversy. As an undergraduate in 1939, just a year after entering the Catholic Church under the tutelage of the Dominican friars at Oxford, Anscombe and her friend Norman Daniel published a pamphlet titled “The Justice of the Present War Examined: A criticism based on traditional Catholic principles and on natural reason.” It presented “the results achieved in a series of open discussions held at Oxford both before and after” Britain’s declaration of war against Nazi Germany in September of that year. Anscombe and Daniel concluded that the war against Germany was unjust, partly because it would involve the deliberate massacre of civilian populations.

“We have it,” they wrote, following Thomas Aquinas, “that no one may be deliberately attacked in war, unless his actions constitute an attack on the rights which are being defended or restored. To deny this will be to assert that we may attack any one anywhere, whose life in any way hinders the prosecution of the war, or in any way assists our enemies; and such a conclusion is as immoral as to be a reductio ad absurdum in itself.”

Anscombe and Daniel’s pamphlet did not receive anything like the attention of her protest against Truman seventeen years later, which was picked up by the Associated Press and covered in newspapers across the United States and other parts of the world. (A report from Reuters, under the headline “WOMAN DON FAILS TO HALT TRUMAN DEGREE TO OXFORD,” mistakenly gave her first name as “Gladys” rather than “Gertrude.”) The pamphlet did, however, make enough of an impact that in 1940 the Archbishop of Birmingham wrote to a priest at Oxford complaining that Anscombe and Daniel had it “printed and brought out without submitting it to ecclesiastical authority,” and inquiring as to whether they were “deliberately taking a line opposed to that of the hierarchy of this country.”

Despite the need for some sort of military action against Nazi Germany, Anscombe and Daniel were clearly right on two very important points. First, the war that Britain actually waged against the Axis Powers did involve attacks that were targeted directly at civilian populations and, second, a war carried out by such means does violate a central principle of the church’s just-war teaching. It is possible that the war could have been fought without deploying these tactics, and it might have been just if it had been. But Anscombe and Daniel were correct in predicting that it would not be waged in that way. Acknowledging that “to some their arguments may seem temerarious,” they aimed in their pamphlet “to make the Christian tradition clear, to examine the mind of the Church in a rational and scientific manner.”

While Anscombe and Daniel’s 1939 pamphlet was addressed exclusively to fellow Catholics and Christians, Anscombe’s protest of 1956 had a quite different audience. Indeed, in writing her pamphlet “Mr. Truman’s Degree,” Anscombe saw that many of her Oxford colleagues were prepared to accept a conclusion that she and Daniel had presented as a reductio ad absurdum. These philosophers endorsed a doctrine that Anscombe came to call consequentialism, according to which there are no kinds of action—such as murder, rape, torture, and adultery, for example—that any person is prohibited from doing regardless of the situation he or she is in. According to this doctrine it can be right to “attack any one anywhere,” as long as the balance of the consequences speaks strongly enough in favor of it. Faced with a group that found this conclusion acceptable, Anscombe needed to try a different tack.

 

It was as an Oxford undergraduate that Anscombe met her husband, a fellow Catholic convert named Peter Geach, at a Corpus Christi procession in 1938. They married three years later, and during the first few years of marriage they lived apart from one another. Geach worked in a pine forest as a conscientious objector to World War II while Anscombe studied at Oxford and Cambridge. During this time they had two children—the first of seven they would have together, despite often working at universities in separate cities.

Anscombe became a student of Ludwig Wittgenstein shortly after arriving at Cambridge on a research fellowship in 1942, during which time Geach was engaged in forestry work. Wittgenstein was by then a major figure in the world of philosophy, having published his influential Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus two decades earlier. Many students at Cambridge were extremely devoted to him. The Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle would later describe the reverential atmosphere at Wittgenstein’s lectures as “pedagogically disastrous for the students and unhealthy for Wittgenstein himself.” But Anscombe’s own view of this dynamic was quite different. In her remembrances of Wittgenstein, she described the attention he would pay to his students as he helped them work through philosophical questions. “Wittgenstein very often seemed to understand one’s philosophical thought and problems better than one did oneself,” she wrote. “One would say what one thought—then he would amplify it, make it seem more convincing, carry it deeper—and then undo it.”

As a teacher Wittgenstein was notoriously unaccommodating for female students, but he quickly took a liking to Anscombe and would refer to her, affectionately, as “old man.” In his biography of Wittgenstein, The Duty of Genius, Ray Monk writes that on one occasion, when Wittgenstein found that there were no other women students remaining at his lecture, he turned to Anscombe and said, “Thank God we’ve got rid of the women!” A letter that he wrote in 1945 in support of Anscombe’s application for a research fellowship characterized her as “undoubtedly, the most talented female student I have had since 1930, when I began to lecture; and among my male students only eight, or ten have surpassed her.” It was not long before Anscombe would surpass those eight or ten as well.

The influence of Wittgenstein on Anscombe’s philosophical writing is immense, in both substance and style. Both of them attend closely to ordinary speech and other forms of human expression and interaction, and reject the demand that philosophy deliver a theory to resolve the questions that we face. While Anscombe presented arguments for straightforward conclusions in many of her philosophical writings, this was always in a way that gave intense consideration to conceptual difficulties and counterarguments. Meanwhile, others of her writings are like Wittgenstein’s in that they deliver no thesis at all but rather take up a question and simply attack it from all sides. In her remembrances of Wittgenstein, Anscombe wrote that he once reproached her for the tendency they both shared to get stuck in philosophical problems. “You know,” he told her, “you strike me as like a person who is walking along a road and comes to a lamp post which is in his way. And [this person] says: ‘There’s a lamp post. I can’t go on.’ It doesn’t occur to you to walk around the lamp post—I have a prejudice, which is that problems are insoluble.”

Wittgenstein could be critical of Anscombe’s written work to a degree that most academics today could barely imagine. Her notebooks recall how, of some of her writing, “he said, ‘Bought for a farthing’ and ‘Shit on the floor’—though the way he put this latter to me was ‘Not house-trained.’” Her husband Peter Geach once told her that having Wittgenstein come to stay with them “was like having a young atom bomb in the house.” Yet Anscombe also wrote of how “kind and considerate” Wittgenstein was, always prepared to help and advise even when this meant interrupting his work, and of how he “hated meanness” and was not “carelessly amiable or carelessly generous.” (Upon discovering once that Anscombe had no wastepaper basket at her lodging in Oxford, Wittgenstein said “You are a writer, you have to have a wastepaper basket”—and he took her out to buy one.) And she also expressed a wish to capture better in her remembrances of her teacher “how funny he could be—but it is possible that the jokes which came often in his lectures and his talks were just for the moment.”

Anscombe’s attitude toward religious topics stood in stark contrast to Wittgenstein’s. While she was a convert to Catholicism whose earliest encounter with philosophy came in an attempt to formalize a proof of God’s existence, Wittgenstein was raised in a Catholic household but had decided around the age of nine that, as Anscombe put it, “the Christian religion (that Catholic one which they were taught) was all a rubble.” Though some of Wittgenstein’s unpublished remarks from the 1930s show him expressing an openness to Christianity, he is reported to have said, in reference to Anscombe and another Catholic student of his, Yorick Smythies, that “I could not possibly bring myself to believe all the things they believe.” In his posthumous work On Certainty, Wittgenstein described this kind of clash between irreconcilable attitudes as one in which two worldviews are so totally opposed that there is no way to give reasons that can be engaged by the other side. The discovery of having been wrong to such an extent would be such that “the foundation of all judging would be taken away from me.”

Despite all this, at one point in 1950 Wittgenstein asked Anscombe to put him in touch with a “non-philosophical” priest, wishing as Ray Monk puts it “to talk to [the] priest as a priest” rather than “to discuss philosophical problems.” While the priest took this as part of an attempt by Wittgenstein to return to his childhood Catholicism, Anscombe herself reportedly doubted this. There were, however, arrangements made by this priest for Wittgenstein to live the life of a brother in a Dominican priory—a plan that had to be abandoned due to his bad health. When Wittgenstein died in 1951 Anscombe was one of a small group at his side that included Yorick Smythies, who brought with him the priest Wittgenstein had met. It was agreed that, since Wittgenstein had expressed hope that his Catholic friends would pray for him, this priest should be allowed to administer last rites.

Wittgenstein was given a Catholic burial the next morning—a decision that was, as Monk argues, surely improper given his professed lack of faith, even as it reflected the religious intensity with which Wittgenstein had lived.

 

Anscombe’s Intention is an extraordinarily dense and difficult book, even by the standards of contemporary philosophy.

After her contribution to the pamphlet with Norman Daniel, the earliest of Anscombe’s published writings is from 1948, based on a debate she had with C. S. Lewis, who was then a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. The debate took place in Oxford’s Socratic Club, and concerned the third chapter of Lewis’s book Miracles, which argues that human thought cannot be relied on “if it can be fully explained as the result of irrational causes.” This argument was supposed to show that the only way to have a reasonable belief in the reliability of human reason is to believe in a supernatural God.

Anscombe criticized Lewis’s argument, claiming that it was based “on a confusion between the concepts of cause and reason.” In evaluating, for example, the quality of the argument in a piece of writing, our concern with whether it expresses good reasoning is not about “the circumstances of its production,” but rather about whether the evidence it offers is sufficient to prove its conclusion. She also argued that the term “explanation” can encompass many different things, and that a causal explanation of human thought and behavior in terms of regular patterns in the universe would not preclude there also being explanations in terms of the reasons why people act and believe as they do. Both of these arguments likely had their roots in Anscombe’s interactions with Wittgenstein, as they mirrored ideas that were central to his Philosophical Investigations, and that Anscombe would develop in her own work of the following decade.

There was for some time a lot of controversy over how Lewis was affected by this episode. Anscombe wrote to Wittgenstein the day after the debate that Lewis had been “much more decent in discussion than I expected, though he was glib and played all sorts of tricks to obscure the issue.” She did add, however, that during the discussion the secretary of the club “started going for Lewis, who had said something about having written the book ‘at a fairly popular level’—he [the secretary] reproached him almost in moral terms, that one should not, for the sake of popularizing, put up a bad argument.” While several of Lewis’s biographers claimed that the debate humiliated him and was the end of his career as a public intellectual, Anscombe later wrote that those who knew Lewis reported no such thing at the time, and noted that Lewis revised the argument of that chapter for the second edition of Miracles, presenting it in a way that she found more appropriate “to the actual depth and difficulty of the question being discussed.”

 

The closing paragraphs of Anscombe’s pamphlet “Mr. Truman’s Degree” raised the question of “why so many Oxford people are willing to flatter” a man who had approved the massacre of entire cities. “I get some small light on this subject,” Anscombe wrote, “when I consider the productions of Oxford moral philosophy since the First World War, which I have lately had occasion to read.” (While her early research interests had been in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, it was when her Somerville colleague Philippa Foot spent a year visiting in America that Anscombe began reading modern ethicists in order to take over Foot’s course in moral philosophy.) One important strand that Anscombe identified in these philosophers was “a doctrine that it is impossible to have any quite general moral laws.” According to this doctrine:

[S]uch laws as “It is wrong to lie” or “Never commit sodomy” are rules of thumb which an experienced person knows when to break. Further, both his selection of these as the rules on which to proceed, and his tactful adjustments of them in particular cases, are based on their fitting together with the “way of life” which is his preference.… These philosophies, then, contain a repudiation of the idea that any class of actions, such as murder, may be absolutely excluded.

This, again, is what Anscombe would call the consequentialist doctrine that any type of action can in principle be justified by considering its likely consequences. According to this logic, it was because his action ended up saving lives, by bringing an earlier end to the war, that Truman was justified in massacring the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In “Modern Moral Philosophy,” the influential 1958 paper in which she introduced the term “consequentialism,” Anscombe went to greater length in identifying the error that her Oxford colleagues had committed. This followed a BBC radio address given about a year earlier, in which Anscombe had posed the question “Does Oxford moral philosophy corrupt youth?” and answered it in the negative: the youth were not corrupted, she said, since these philosophers only taught the bad moral views that young people held anyway. Anscombe’s 1958 paper began with a whirlwind history in which she dismissed a series of moral philosophers from David Hume (“sophistical”) to Immanuel Kant (“useless”) to John Stuart Mill (“stupid”) to Henry Sidgwick (“dull” and “vulgar”), and then took aim at the “shallow,” “provincial,” and “corrupt” work of her contemporaries. The latter criticism centered on a conception of intentional action that Anscombe located in the work of Sidgwick, according to which a person “must be said to intend any foreseen consequences of [their] voluntary action.” On Anscombe’s reading, Sidgwick used this definition “to put forward an ethical thesis which would now be accepted by many people: the thesis that it does not make any difference to a man’s responsibility for something that he foresaw, that he felt no desire for it, either as an end or as a means to an end.”

Anscombe illustrated the upshot of this thesis with a simple example. According to a view like Sidgwick’s, there is no difference between the responsibility a man has for withdrawing material support from his children if he does this in order to achieve some further end, and the responsibility the same man would have if he was imprisoned for refusing to commit a disgraceful act. In both cases the man foresees that his choice will have the consequence of withdrawing material support from his children. Therefore, according to Sidgwick’s view, in each case the man is responsible in the same way for this outcome.

It is straightforward to extend this analysis to Truman’s decision to bomb the Japanese cities. Truman could foresee that his decision would lead to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. Yet, his defenders claim, a similar or greater number of civilians would have been killed had he chosen not to drop the bombs. On this analysis, Truman would have been equally responsible for the civilian deaths in either case. So the only thing that matters is whether he made the choice that led to better consequences overall—that is, to fewer total deaths.

Anscombe noted in “Modern Moral Philosophy” how surprising it was that none of the philosophers who accepted this position displayed any awareness of how their conclusions were “quite incompatible with the Hebrew–Christian ethic.” According to this ethic, she wrote, “there are certain things forbidden whatever consequences threaten,” and faced with the possibility of doing these things “you are not to be tempted by fear or hope of consequences.” But she saw that in her context she could not respond to this situation simply by defending traditional moral absolutes. Instead, the way forward was to begin “by banishing ethics totally from our minds,” in order to consider “simply as part of the philosophy of psychology” the concepts that ethical thinking presupposes. Among these she listed “action,” “intention,” and “wanting”—all of which are explored at length in the short book she had published a year earlier under the simple title Intention.

 

Anscombe’s Intention is an extraordinarily dense and difficult book, even by the standards of contemporary philosophy. It is just ninety-four pages long, comprising fifty-two numbered sections that range in length from a single paragraph to four or five pages. In this space the book treats an exhausting range of topics—and yet it has no obvious structure, no theses introduced at the beginning or stated clearly at the end, and barely any reference to the authors whose work it engages. It baffled several reviewers when it first appeared, and for a while went out of print. Yet when Harvard University Press reissued Anscombe’s book in 2001, the following quotation from the philosopher Donald Davidson appeared on the cover: “Anscombe’s Intention is the most important treatment of action since Aristotle.”

Anscombe would likely have objected that such praise overlooked at least the importance of Thomas Aquinas, whose influence is everywhere in Intention, even though his name appears only in one stray footnote. Anscombe’s daughter, Mary Geach, wrote in 2011 that her mother “drew on [Aquinas’s] thought to an unknowable extent: she said to me that it aroused prejudice in people to tell them that a thought came from him: to my sister she said that to ascribe a thought to him made people boringly ignore the philosophical interest of it, whether they were for Aquinas or against him.” Because of this, rather than repeating Aquinas’s theses and rehearsing his arguments for them—an approach entirely out of keeping with the way Aquinas himself built on the work of philosophers like Aristotle and St. Augustine—Anscombe’s writing appropriates Aquinas’s ideas in a fresh and novel guise, free of scholastic terminology and ready to be engaged by the contemporary reader.

Because of its scope and style, Intention resists easy summary. Anscombe is opposed throughout the book to thinking of intention primarily as a matter of one’s internal psychology—as the objective one has in doing a certain thing, or the willingness to do a thing on a certain occasion. At one point she identifies Wittgenstein as having advanced such a view in his Tractatus: “The world is independent of my will,” Wittgenstein wrote, and so action depends on a “presumed physical connexion” between one’s will and one’s bodily movements. In a notebook that likely dates from the 1950s, Anscombe cited this passage and wrote of feeling “more certain that there is a mistake here than about anything else in the Tractatus.” She continued: “I wish to say that ‘I do what happens’ when I act. The extraordinary thing is that this assumes an air of paradox.” This quoted remark reappeared in the text of Intention, where Anscombe wrote that though “everyone who heard this formula found it extremely paradoxical,” in fact it can be shown to make good sense.

In order to save this remark from paradox, Anscombe argued in her book that we use the concept of intention to describe what happens in most of our ordinary ways of describing human life. Imagine, for example, that you come into Anscombe’s study and find her sitting at her desk, with a pen in her hand that she is moving across the page. What is she doing? Writing, you will answer—and in describing her movements in this way you have already gone beyond a description in terms of physical bodies and forces. Mere physical objects can shatter, rise, and roll down hills, but they cannot write, jump, or walk. To describe a movement with words like these is to describe it as the execution of an intention.

How does this account apply to the case of Truman? The analysis of intention that Anscombe rejected holds that since Truman did not want the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to die—since their deaths were not part of his ultimate objective—they therefore fall outside the scope of his intention. By contrast, Anscombe argues that any sensible description of what Truman did must include the fact that he used these civilian deaths as a means to his end. These deaths were not merely incidental, since it was by killing the civilians that Truman brought the war to a close. Truman had innocent people killed in order to achieve his aims—and to do such a thing is to commit an act of murder.

 

To do the truth is not merely to grasp or to speak it; it also entails the kind of activism and advocacy that were such a part of Anscombe’s life.

Apart from her scholarly work, Anscombe also wrote and lectured extensively for wider audiences, usually of Catholics, on matters of popular concern. A frequent topic of this popular work is the Catholic teaching on contraception—a topic Anscombe wrote about as early as 1963, in an exchange with the Dominican friar Herbert McCabe in the pages of New Blackfriars. Later on, in an essay from 1972 published in The Human World under the title “Contraception and Chastity,” Anscombe defended what she called the Christian “ideal of chastity” and argued that the use of contraceptives is in conflict with it.

For Anscombe, what made the Christian teaching on sexuality so important was precisely that this teaching was not “traditional”: the teaching put Christians “at odds with the heathen world,” not only in the life of monastics but “as part of the ordinary calling of a Christian.” And, she argued, it is this view of marriage and family life that provides the rationale for the Christian ideal of chastity:

[T]he ground of [Christian] objection to fornication and adultery was that sexual intercourse is only right in the sort of set-up that typically provides children with a father and mother to care for them. If it’s all right to exclude children, if you can turn intercourse into something other than the reproductive type of act (I don’t mean of course that every act is reproductive any more than every acorn leads to an oak-tree but it’s a reproductive type of act) then why, if you can change it, should it be restricted to the married? Restricted, that is, to partners bound in a formal, legal, union whose fundamental purpose is the bringing up of children?

Anscombe’s argument here is supposed to be a reductio ad absurdum of the claim that contraceptive intercourse is permissible: if this is allowed, she says, then all other restrictions on sexual behavior go with it. It seems possible to resist this conclusion by holding that using contraceptives only sometimes would not sever entirely the link between sex and reproduction. Just as a writer lands most of her words in the wastepaper basket, so most of a married couple’s sexual acts won’t result in any children. And what is the difference between using contraceptives and refraining from intercourse during fertile periods in order not to become pregnant?

Questions like these were the focus of two replies to Anscombe’s article that were published in a subsequent issue of The Human World, one by Peter Winch and the other by Bernard Williams and Michael Tanner—all three professional philosophers, the latter two colleagues of Anscombe’s at Cambridge, where in 1970 she had taken up the chair previously held by Wittgenstein. Winch’s reply was short and substantive, arguing that the method of avoiding procreative intercourse does seem to change the character of “an act of intercourse considered as intentional,” in just the same way as taking a contraceptive pill. Williams and Tanner made a similar argument at greater length, and also voiced displeasure with what they called Anscombe’s “offensive” conclusions and spoke of how hard it was “to suppress feelings of outrage at some of her attacks on the spirit of the age, and the relish with which she launches them.”

Anscombe’s reply to these substantive arguments appealed to some simple analogies. In replying to Winch she asked the reader to imagine a man who operates some machinery in the course of doing his job, compared with another who deliberately sabotages this machinery and then manipulates it, perhaps by turning a crank, in a way that is superficially the same as the first man. The “wider context” between the two men’s actions means that there is a difference in what each of them does—since the fact that the second man has sabotaged the machine means that he is not doing his job, or even “operating” the machine in a strict sense at all. So have the contracepting couple “sabotaged” the sex act by preventing it from achieving its natural end. In replying to Williams and Tanner (whom she addressed as “my friendly neighborhood philosophers”) she pointed to the difference between arranging a meeting at a time when one knows a certain person will not be able to come, in order thereby to exclude that person, and physically barring an unwanted person from a meeting. The former, she wrote, “may be correctly describable as doing my organiser’s duties, namely to arrange the meeting.” But in physically barring an unwanted person, “I would be transgressing [those duties] by arranging to refuse him admission.”

This argument raises the question of whether a married couple has any duty toward their would-be children corresponding to the one that Anscombe’s organizer has to his potential guests. That is a question about the end or aim of married life, and such a question cannot be reduced to the casuistic application of moral principles. Here is how Anscombe addressed that wider question in the 1972 essay:

What people are for is to home in on God, God who is the one truth that is infinitely worth knowing, the possession of which you could never get tired of, like the water which if you have you can never thirst again, because your thirst is slaked forever and always. It’s this potentiality, this incredible possibility, of the knowledge of God and of sharing in His nature which Christianity holds out to people and because of this potentiality every life, right up to the last, is infinitely precious. Its potentialities in all things the world cares about may be slight; but there is always the possibility of what it’s for.

In this context, Williams and Tanner’s complaints on behalf of “the spirit of the age,” and their charge that Anscombe was “preaching impoverishment of life,” come into a different light, as she noted in her reply to them: “That one must be prepared to lose one’s life to save it, that ‘being poor in spirit’ is blessed, that what looks like deprivation and mutilation may be the path of life, the alternative death: all this Christianity has indeed taught.” She then added how strange it is “that ordinary chaste and faithful marriage should seem to exemplify” this spiritual poverty: “But that’s what our age is like.”

           

It is hard to imagine a phrase less descriptive of the life of Elizabeth Anscombe than Williams and Tanner’s charge of “impoverishment.” She was, by all accounts, an astoundingly rich personality, not at all mediocre or ordinary. Her house was filled with children as well as all sorts of visitors. She joked and swore, was famous for smoking cigars and drinking champagne, and loved to eat good food and cook it with her children. One great Oxford philosopher, Sir Anthony Kenny, recalls how in his days as a graduate student it was possible to drop into Anscombe’s house “at any hour of day or night and start discussion of a philosophical problem.” Sir Michael Dummett—who also converted to Catholicism, and who disagreed with Anscombe about contraception—recalls that tutorial meetings with her would last up to three hours rather than the usual one hour.

While not a feminist in any usual sense, Anscombe did keep her maiden name (on aesthetic grounds, apparently—“G.E.M. Anscombe” sounded better, she thought, than “G.E.M. Geach”), and she wore pants exclusively, often under a tunic. This made for some good stories. In one, Anscombe entered a restaurant in Boston where she was told that ladies were not permitted to wear pants, and so she took her pants off. In another, someone at the university told her that ladies had to wear skirts when they were lecturing, and so she began carrying a plastic bag with a skirt in it and then putting it on, over her trousers, just outside the lecture room.

The characteristics that made Anscombe one of the most exhilarating and intellectually formidable philosophers of her time also make most of her scholarly work quite inaccessible to non-specialists. Her popular writings, many of which are collected in Faith in a Hard Ground (2008), are a different story, though these too are not the sort of thing one is used to finding in a popular magazine. Her writing is focused, incisive, uncompromising in its commitment to what she called “doing the truth.” To do the truth is not merely to grasp or to speak it; it also entails the kind of activism and advocacy that were such a part of Anscombe’s life. A remark in one of her notebooks glosses this phrase as equivalent to “acting truthfully”—acting, that is, in such a way that this truth that we long for fills us up entirely as its vessel, animating our life and shining forth through our deeds.

In the final hours before her death, Anscombe was attended by her husband and four of her children, and she died as they finished reciting the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. Anthony Kenny, who had been a student of Anscombe’s and then carried on with her an extensive correspondence via postcard after confessing to her that he was losing his Catholic faith, recently told the story of her burial. Following a funeral Mass in Blackfriars, Cambridge, the mourners processed to the grounds in Ascension Parish where Wittgenstein had been buried some fifty years earlier. Anscombe had secured special permission to be buried next to her teacher, and the grave was dug at double the usual depth, so her husband could be laid to rest above her. Peter Geach followed her there in 2013.

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我讀的大學有一項很好的福利,就是畢業生能夠終生免費使用大學圖書館。有時候想看些比較冷門的學術書藉,一般圖書館沒有得借閱,網上也找不到下載,連Amazon也沒有preview可以試閱,這時候大學圖書館便很有用了。「論禮貌」是Thinking in Action哲學普級系列的其中一本,雖說是大眾向的哲學普級書藉,但內容比早前介紹過的Philosophy and乜乜系列要深入些。每一本書探討一個主題,文章內容大約等同大學一年級課本的程度,把原文的理論簡化並配合讀者熟識的有趣例子作解釋,很好讀。 現代人認為很多傳統禮貌和禮儀已經過時,更有些後現代學者,喜歡把禮貌解構為統治者的階級迫壓工具。這本書的作者在書中提出一個理論,她認為禮貌是道德的表達,整本書便是一層一層的推論,去說服讀者接受她的觀點。作者在開首第一章先引起讀者的興趣,借用電視劇Seinfeld作例子,問為什麼去別人家吃晚餐,要帶芝士紅酒才叫有禮貌,為什麼帶薯片汽水就沒有禮貌呢? 什麼禮貌的規則看似隨意決定,甚至因為各地的文化或時間不同,同一個行在一些地方是禮貌,但另一些地方卻是不禮貌。作者分別用Kant和Hume的道德理論,去解釋禮貌背後的意義和規律,而不重著於表面死板板的禮貌規則。。Kant的道德觀是對人的尊重,這解釋了為什麼要說「唔該」「謝謝」是禮貌,因為這不把別人當作工具。Hume則認為禮貌規則只是約定俗成的形式,用來表達人自身的良好品德。因此伊莿沙伯女王,與落後國家的使節晚宴時,放棄用刀叉這最基本餐桌禮儀,像他們一樣用手拿起食物,方是禮貌的表現。反而嘲笑不懂餐桌禮儀的人用錯刀叉,才是不禮貌的行為。 那誰去決定禮貌的規則呢?社會上有很多禮儀專家,他們著作禮儀書藉,在報紙雜誌寫禮儀專欄,作者引用Emily Post和Judith Martin作例子,我不認識她們但想必然是上一代西方著名的禮儀專家,而現代的例子則有Martha Stewart。作者認為禮儀專家並不是食古不化地,背頌一大堆傳統的禮貌的規則。禮貌的規則必需具實用性,會隨著時代轉變,例如男仕應否為女仕開門作例子。什麼謂之禮貌不能嚴緊的逐步推論出來,而是借用亞里士多德的道德觀,禮儀專家擁有分辨禮貌與否的智慧,他們憑著心目中理性社交模型,具有權威性的說了便算數。 有些人批評禮貌很虛偽,例如面對不喜歡的人也要打招呼微笑,收到不喜歡的禮物也要說很高興謝謝。作者認同這些禮貌是一種表演,而根據Kant每一個人都有台前和幕後兩個面孔。台前的面孔是理想的自我形像,儘管真實幕後的自已不能時常做到,但那是一個讓人自已進步向上的目標。而這個台前的形像並非單方面的欺騙,而是別人也要禮貌地假裝沒看到幕後,大家互相配合才能維持台前的形像。這個禮貌台前的形像,讓陌生人與之間留有一點距離,讓人保持自尊和互相尊敬。 有時候我們會基於禮貌說一些白色謊言,但在Kant的道德理論中,任何謊言也是不道德的。作者引用其他哲學家的道德理論,如Plato,St. Thomas Aquinas,John Stuart Mills等去說有些大話是無害甚至有益。作者提出白色謊言的兩個解說,禮貌的回答並不一要正面答覆真假陳述,可以避重就輕選擇性地回答禮貌的癈話。例如朋友問你她的衣服好看嗎,你可以回答說這顏色很搶眼。第二個解說是問題和答案不能單純按照字面意義去理解,因此禮貌的回答案便不構成謊話。例如乞丐問你有沒有零錢,他的問題實際是問你拿零錢,而你回答他說沒有,並不是指你身上沒有零錢,而沒有給他的零錢。 送禮物和收禮物也是一個學問,作者分別用Kant道德理論的imperfect duties和功用主義道德理論,去分析什麼時間我們應該要送禮物,收到不喜歡的禮物時又應該如何回應。要求別人送禮物一般被認為是不禮貌,應該要送禮物的情況下沒有送也是沒有禮貌。送禮物的心意,比禮物本身重要,因此收到非惡意的禮物時,說道謝也是應有的禮貌。現代人送現金卡代替禮物,而很多大公司也有退禮物的服務。用功用主義去分析,能夠把不合用的禮物換其他東西,或索性自已選擇合心水的禮物,無擬是有益合道德的事,但作者認為這樣送禮久缺了心意,讓送禮的學問在禮貌規則中變很不再重要。 鄰居可以泛指家住隔壁的人,也可以指短時間在一起的人,如坐飛機乘電梯等。物理上的接近距離,讓人與人之間產生一些特別的責任。鄰居之間要保持一個不遠不近的距離方為禮貌,而作者認為鄰居之間的禮貌也是有道德根據。其一是扮作看不見他們不小心讓你看到幕後的面孔,讓他們保持台前的自尊,例如著睡衣倒垃圾或兩公婆吵架。其二是當鄰居有緊急需要時,我們有責任幫助他們,例如隔壁心臟病發我們幫他叫救護車,或坐飛機隔離位倒瀉水,我們幫他拿紙巾。至於何謂遠何謂近的距離,則中間有很多灰時地帶,每一個文化也有不同的慣例。 待客之道也是禮貌的一種,餐桌如何擺放刀叉與道德無關,但待客之道並不只是餐桌擺設,而是讓客人感到舒適,讓他們對款待感到開心。作者認為待客之道不可缺少品味,她引用Hume有關品味的理論,說明品味並不只是華麗,必須有實際功用和與環境配合,主人要從客人的角度去考慮。古代品味的例子有Jane Austin小說,現代的例子則是Marha Stewart,她把品味簡化為容易學習的技功,任何人不用花太多時間也能學懂如何有品味。待客之道是一種美德,因此也與道德拉上關係。 看完這本書,我大致上認同作者說禮貌與道德的基本關係,只是作者並沒有提供更詳細的論述,如何去分析某一特定禮貌規則是否合時宜。這本書提供一個很好的理論架構,去分析某一行為是否禮貌,又或者兩套互相衝突的禮貌規則碰上時如何去取捨。不過作者在書中的一些理論很粗疏,有點拿來主義的味道,看見那個道德理論合用,便順手拈來去解釋禮貌,完全無視不同道德理論互相排斥之處。作者主要以Kant和功用主義為主,有些說不通的地方則拿Aristotle的德行論出來過橋,不過我很奇怪作者完全沒有提及社會契約論。大慨她避重就輕整個論點的最大死穴,如果禮貌是基於社會契約論,那便中正禮貌批評者的下懷,禮貌並沒有任何客觀規則可言。作者是西人不能奢求她懂中國哲學,不過如何能夠多加一些章節,講述儒家中禮和道德的關係,本書的理論便能更加豐富了。

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哲學功課: Locutionary Acts and Illocutionary Acts

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通常我們批評別人只說不做,但在語言哲學當中,說話也是一個行為,說話也是在做事。當然捲動舌頭發出聲音本身已經是一個行為,但這只是語言行為當中最表面的一層。深入一層的內語言行為是說出一句說話時,在表達出那句說話本身的意思。再深入一層的外語言行為,是那句說話起的實際的作用,如法官宣讀判詞,在婚禮上答我願意,向別人許下一個承諾,這些語言行為與一般可以分辨真偽的陳述說話,有著本質上的不同,因為說話本身就有一個力量。最深入一層的後語言行為,便是透過說話去達到某些目的,例如婚禮上答我願意目的只是為了嫁入豪門。這篇功課探討如何劃分內語言行為和外語言行為的界線。 In “How to do Things with Words”, J.L.Austin challenges the traditional view of philosophy language that the meaning of utterances concerns about its truth value. He proposed the concept of speech act, instead passively describe what is being said, he bring froth a new idea that identify a critical feature of speaking, which is … Continue reading 哲學功課: Locutionary Acts and Illocutionary Acts

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Man shoots would-be robber in Austin

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How Texas sweethearts became world's 'oldest married couple'

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AUSTIN — It was 1934 and John Henderson wanted a car.So he shelled out $26 for a used green Dodge Roadster, hoping the wheels would bring new adventures and impress fellow University of Texas classmates like Charlotte Curtis, the pretty girl who sat in front of him in zoology class."It turned out to be the best $26 I ever spent," said John Henderson, now 106. "I dated Charlotte all during the [...]
          

UK supermarkets criticized over pesticide use, lack of transparency

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UK supermarkets are not doing enough to protect human health and the environment from the most hazardous pesticides in their supply chain, according to new research. An analysis rating the top 10 retailers in the UK by the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) also criticized several supermarket brands for failing to be transparent about […]
          

Read Best-Selling Books in Minutes With This Micro Book Library

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Reading is a great way to uncover new ideas. But for many of us, setting aside time for books can be a challenge. The 12min Micro Book Library provides the perfect solution. This mobile app offers condensed versions of important non-fiction books, meaning you can digest big ideas during your lunch break. 

Available on iOS and Android, the 12min library delivers 30 new micro books every month on a range of topics. On the virtual shelves, you'll find best-selling titles such as Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon and Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini.

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The 12min app is a great way to squeeze inspiring books into a packed schedule. Normally worth $346.50, lifetime access is currently $17.40 when you use coupon code BFSAVE40 this Black Friday. Read the rest


          

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Re-Mix Your Story - Re Perez Branding Icon

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Re Perez is a seasoned Brand Strategist, author, keynote speaker, and CEO of Branding For The People, an award-winning brand-focused culture transformation company that creates, builds and manages brands that accelerate the advancement of people's health, wealth, education and overall quality of life. Utilizing his diverse expertise in Fortune 500-level branding, forward-thinking design, and marketing best practices, Re has built a respectable reputation and proven track for creating iconic and market-leading brands across 100+ different industries and professions. His clients often credit him for doubling, tripling, or quadrupling their business and impact.

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Re holds a degree in Organizational Behavior & Communications from New York University. He has lived in Florida, New York City, Dubai, and San Diego, but currently resides in Austin, TX.


          

Central Texas Interfaith: This Holiday, Let’s Focus On Hope for Homeless

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Rev. John Elford, senior pastor at University United Methodist, and David Guarino, of All Saints Episcopal, point out the effects of state action on homelessness in Austin.

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This Thanksgiving, most of us will sit down with our loved ones for a feast in a cozy home. Outside, hundreds of our neighbors experiencing homelessness in Austin will be scrambling for a place to escape from the elements, both literal and political.

We of Austin’s faith community have frequent contact with our unsheltered neighbors, and they have taught us a great deal. They have shown that too many of us are just one or two paychecks and a run of bad luck away from the same fate. Our homeless neighbors have also taught us that we have a shared humanity that transcends circumstances.

Austin is at a critical moment in our fight to end homelessness. Recent attempts to revise the city’s old ordinances, which effectively criminalized everyday activities, brought people experiencing homelessness out of the shadows. It was hard to miss that our neighbors were suffering.

The response of the governor was to order the dismantling of encampments under state highways and provide a vacant lot off U.S. 183 as an alternative campground, far from the city’s social service and transportation hubs. As a result, many of our unhoused neighbors have been forced back to the woods, out of sight....

[Photo Credit: Jay Janner, Austin American Statesman]

Commentary: This Holiday, Let's Focus on Hope for HomelessAustin American Statesman [pdf]


          

Children, Work and 3 Fun Ways To Entertain Yourself On A Long Flight

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Texas Chemical Plant Fire Brought Under Control

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Feel free and 'Let It Go' with this Frozen Birthday Party by Laura Talavera of Glitter Poppy, out of Austin,TX!

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4 Ways to Have Fewer Meetings at Work

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At Proof, a 15-person seed-stage startup where I work on the marketing team, we all wear a lot of hats. We spend time on everything from customer support to interviewing candidates to assembling desks—in addition to our time-intensive primary roles.

We're a busy batch, so we're always on the lookout for ways to streamline our processes. At the beginning of the year, we diagnosed a major issue that was slowing us down: we were having too many ineffective—and often unnecessary—meetings.

Over the past few months, we implemented several rules and best practices to have fewer meetings and make the meetings we do have more productive. The result? We've saved hundreds of person-hours.

Here are four of the strategies we implemented. They might not all work for your company, but even if you pick and choose a few that make sense, I hope it helps free up the amount of time you spend in your own conference room.

1. Require an agenda for every meeting

Slack and Google Calendar have made it wickedly easy to throw an invite on your colleague's calendar. Google even has a new-ish feature that suggests a time when you and your coworkers all have availability to meet. But just because it's easier than ever to schedule a meeting, that doesn't mean you should have that meeting.

At Proof, we implemented the following policy: if you schedule a meeting, you need to create an agenda. Otherwise, the meeting is a no-go.

When you require an agenda, you force the meeting organizer to stop and thoughtfully consider the purpose of the meeting, who should attend—and if it's necessary at all. Sure, it adds a bit of work to a host's plate. But that's the point. If the meeting organizer can't or doesn't want to create an agenda, it's likely the meeting won't be valuable.

Not only did this leave us with fewer meetings, but now, when we do have a meeting, everyone is better aligned. It reduces wasted time at the beginning of the meeting because everyone enters into the room with an understanding of what topics will be covered—and they know how to prepare for the discussion. The meeting is also more likely to stay on track, and the agenda becomes a resource for the team to refer to even after the meeting concludes. Everyone wins.

2. Bring others into the room

We're big fans of transparency at Proof: we share all financial numbers with the team, we're very clear about the long-term strategy and direction of our company, and we give honest, direct feedback. For that reason, we're huge proponents of bringing people into the room when they're mentioned during a meeting.

It's only natural to make references to people that aren't in the room. In a meeting, someone might say something like, "Well, JP [our CTO] said that wasn't possible from a technical perspective the other day." To which another engineer might chime in with, "Yes it is. I don't know why he would say that."

Here's what happens in that scenario. A conversation snowballs about what was said, why it was said, and the effects of the comment. It wastes time—and it's rare that we'll end up with an answer. In a courtroom, you can't use hearsay as evidence. We feel the same way about mentioning someone in a meeting they aren't attending.

Whenever someone is mentioned in meeting conversation and they aren't in the room, we'll bring them in. This helps reduce wasted time (and hearsay), but more importantly, it lets everyone share their own point of view. Rather than guessing someone's opinion, we go get it.

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Our marketing team meeting in one of our conference rooms.

The best part: this tactic helps reduce future meetings by addressing the point of confusion while everyone is already together. And alignment across the whole organization leads to more efficient work outside of the meeting room.

3. Have a daily huddle and a weekly all-hands

Yes, I'm suggesting adding meetings as a way to have fewer meetings. Hear me out.

Not all meetings are bad. In fact, regularly scheduled meetings can help align your organization and reduce other, unnecessary meetings.

At Proof, there are two meetings we regularly host on our calendar:

  • A daily huddle. Every morning at 9:30 a.m., we gather in the conference room for a 5-10-minute meeting to sync. Our whole team meets, we share all of the tasks ahead of us for the day, and we make general announcements (often about office events, updates, guests). The meeting is conducted by our Head of Operations and our PMs for our sprint—but anyone on the team is welcome to chime in with questions or announcements.

  • A weekly all-hands. Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., we have an hour-long all-hands meeting. The format of the meeting includes updates from every department (often including demos), good news updates (both personal and professional), financial updates, our Landshark of the Week award (the person that demonstrated our core values the best during the week), our Whoops of the Week award (the person that had the biggest self-reported flop of the week), and a Q&A session with our CEO.

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Proof's weekly all-hands meeting

Together, these add about 1.5 hours in meetings to our calendar. But it's worth it. These particular meetings save us hours of additional meetings that would need to occur due to a lack of alignment.

4. Set quiet hours

I'm the first to admit: I was not a believer in the potential of quiet hours. While the concept of quiet, tranquil office space is great in theory, I figured it was impossible in our open office environment. I figured we might be able to manage it for a while, but we'd eventually fall back into our old habits of constantly having mini-meetings.

I was wrong.

Every morning after our daily huddle concludes at 9:35 a.m., we start our quiet hours until noon. It's eerily quiet—just ask any guest who's walked into our office sometime in the morning.

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Quiet hours in the Proof office

Of course, quiet hours don't mean conversations are banned. We only ask that conversations that occur during this time should be taken in a conference room or on our patio (we're based in sunny Austin, so it's always nice to jump out into the sunny weather).

The result: our team started reprioritizing their workflow to best take advantage of these hours. As our content marketer, I spend my mornings writing on marketing topics like lead scoring and email marketing, sending emails, strategizing what we'll write next, as well as other tasks that take a little more deep thinking. I leave the afternoons open for meetings, customers calls, and more routine activities that I can conduct with music or podcasts in the background.

But I'm not the only one that likes these hours. I asked our co-founder Chris Hull about it. Here's what he said:

I like quiet hours is because it sets an expectation of no interruptions. It's a great feeling to start each day knowing that I can plan high leverage projects/tasks first thing, be super productive all without being distracted.

Depending on your team, you might want to host quiet hours at a different time of the day or at limited points in the week. Maybe you're a team full of early birds that like to do deep work in the a.m. (ask to find out!)—or maybe your mornings need to be open for meetings with an office in another time zone.

Create a structure that works for your unique team. The most important thing is that you end up saving the time that would be spent on impromptu meetings as someone passes by your desk and asks a question or when you overhear a conversation on the other side of the office.

What Hasn't Worked

The four strategies above worked out great for us. But we also tried plenty of things that didn't work. Here are a few of the things that didn't go according to plan:

1. Shortening our daily huddle. In an attempt to reduce the hour count of meetings at Proof, we tried out a speedier version of our daily huddle. Rather than talking through the individual tasks each team was working on, we tried to make each team have a two-sentence update. It backfired. We stopped sharing relevant information and our team got a bit out of sync.

2. Eliminating our all-hands meeting. We've tried several different structures for our all-hands meeting—even eliminating it altogether. Getting rid of it led to a disconnect among the team and ended up with more meetings to replace it.

3. Shorter meetings. This is an idea that sounded great on paper but proved difficult in execution. To avoid Parkinson's law—give humans a period of time, and we'll fill it—we tried scheduling shorter meetings on the calendar (e.g., 30 minutes instead of an hour). But in reality, we'd go over our scheduled time, which would not only make us feel rushed and unproductive, but would also require scheduling yet another meeting.

We're consistently re-evaluating our process and looking for ways to improve. Sometimes our plans work—lots of times they don't.


One thing to remember: not all meetings are bad. It's just about figuring out which ones work for your team—and eliminating the rest.


          

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Custom of the Week - 11/27/2019 - The Woggles!!!

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UK supermarkets criticized over pesticide use, lack of transparency

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UK supermarkets are not doing enough to protect human health and the environment from the most hazardous pesticides in their supply chain, according to new research. An analysis rating the top 10 retailers in the UK by the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) also criticized several supermarket brands for failing to be transparent about […]
          

Maintenance Technician | Camden Property Trust

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CTA’s holiday train makes it next Austin stop on Tuesday

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Green Line riders can see the Holiday Train on Tuesday from about 3 to 7 p.m. Blue Line riders can catch a ride on the special train Dec. 12-14. The Chicago Transit Authority began the annual tradition in 1992.
          

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, following his meeting with his Dutch counterpart, Stef Blok (Athens, 28 November 2019)

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N. DENDIAS: Good morning. It is a great pleasure to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Stef Blok, to Athens today. As you know, Greece and the Netherlands have close relations, which was confirmed by the recent visit of Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Our bilateral relations are developing positively on the political and economic levels, but of course, as always, there is room for improvement. Greece’s economic recovery and the new institutional framework the Hellenic Parliament has passed have rendered Greece a major investment destination. So, we can achieve much more by capitalising on our comparative advantages and on Dutch good practices in the sector of economic diplomacy, on which we will continue to work together. At this point, allow me to make special mention of the Dutch initiative, the “Orange Grove” platform, which benefits Greek start-ups in particular. And I also warmly thank Mr. Blok for providing know-how on economic diplomacy, which is now fully based at our Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on which we are following the Dutch example of good practices. Mr. Blok and I today discussed the European perspective of the Western Balkans. I had the opportunity to brief him on my trip to North Macedonia and my extraordinary visit to Albania, due to the disastrous earthquake. These are two countries waiting on the threshold of our common family, the European Union. Their European perspective, like the European perspective of the other countries in the region, must be encouraged. It is the only way to consolidate the security, stability and prosperity of our neighbourhood. I listened closely to my colleague’s views, exploring ways to shape the conditions within the European Union so that these two countries can move ahead to the next step, on the strict condition, of course, that they comply with the criteria regarding their progress with reforms. It is a lively debate that we will continue. We also talked about the developments in the Cyprus issue and in Greek-Turkish relations. The trilateral meeting in Berlin, which confirmed the commitment to a solution based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council, was certainly a positive step. We look forward to the continuation of the UN Secretary-General’s efforts. Of course, Turkey’s role is always crucial. I am referring to the illegal actions in the maritime zones of the Republic of Cyprus – actions that the European Union has condemned – and to Turkey’s broader stance on the efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue. I also highlighted Turkey’s violations of international legality in the Aegean. Moreover, I underscored to my colleague Turkey’s exploitation of the migration issue – in other words, its use of a humanitarian and pan-European challenge – to serve its own ends. Greece and the Netherlands recognise the need to support Turkey so that it can meet the great challenge of the migration crisis, but we want to see similar responsibility on the part of Turkey in implementing the agreements and in its conduct towards refugees and migrants. Today I had the opportunity to convey to my colleague what has been stressed by Mr. Mitsotakis to all of our interlocutors: just as Greece is exhausting its every capability to protect the European Union’s borders, our partners – allow me to underscore this, all of our partners – need to share this burden and meet their obligations. This is why Greece supports the revision of the common European asylum system in the direction of solidarity and fair burden-sharing. Concluding, I would like to express my warm thanks to Mr. Blok for visiting Athens today and for the constructive talks and his stance. Thank you very much. […] MFA SPOKESPERSON: We will take a limited number of questions. Please state the name of the media outlet you represent and your name. JOURNALIST: I’m from Greek Radio, ERT. My name is Katerina Fryssa. The question is for both Ministers. Whether you have agreed to cooperate more closely on the refugee/migration issue. N. DENDIAS: Thank you for the question. As you can understand, and I think this was obvious from Mr. Blok’s statement, it was an important part of our talks. We talked, first of all, about how we can improve our reception system – not just the Greek system, but the European system. We talked about what we can do to achieve fairer burden-sharing – and beyond that, how we can directly get the Turkish side to meet its responsibilities. Acknowledging, of course, that Turkey is carrying a burden, with which the European Union has assisted in the past and is willing to continue to assist, but at the same time making it clear to Turkey that it cannot violate the agreements or use the migration issue as leverage. In other words, it cannot use the flows of migrants to exert pressure on the European Union or Greece. I think this is the view of Greece, Holland and the European Union. Of course, with regard to Holland, the Minister himself will express his views. […] JOURNALIST: Giorgos Vlavianos, from STAR. A question for Mr. Dendias. Minister, I would like to ask if you are concerned about the Turkish letter to the UN. How we intend to respond and whether our sending a Greek ambassador to Tripoli is being moved forward due to the contents of this letter. Thank you. N. DENDIAS: First of all, the Turkish letter to the United Nations didn’t say anything that was new to us. These are claims Turkey has also made in the past. Of course, if you ask me whether I was pleased by the letter, the answer is no, I was not at all pleased. We believe Turkey made a mistake. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already issued a relevant statement. I think that, in the clearest and sternest language, it completely rejected the Turkish claims, which are totally groundless. If one can use the term “groundless” in reference to something that concerns the sea. But in any event, it is completely unacceptable. Greece will respond to these claims in the appropriate manner, in a detailed response that we will send to the United Nations, to all of the states of the General Assembly and to all the members of the Security Council. We believe, and I repeat, that Turkey needs to realise that it is in its own interest to have good neighbourly relations with Greece and to encourage the settlement of the Cyprus problem. Anything else it does is, I think, damaging to its own interests and the interests of Turkish society. With regard to the Libyan issues, I assume that behind this is the question that has to do with what I think was an ill-advised, not to say completely irrational, attempt to start a discussion – we assume, we don’t know for sure, even though the Libyan Foreign Minister, when I met with him in New York, did not deny there were Turkish proposals in this direction – on delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone between Turkey and Libya. I must say that an attempt such as this betrays an ignorance of geography, because it ignores something that I think everyone has observed: that between the two countries there is the large geographical mass of Crete. So I think an effort such as this, borders on the ridiculous, and I would like to say that Greece is prepared to send an Ambassador to Libya when the conditions allow for his or her residence there. MFA SPOKESPERSON: Thank you very much.
          

Community Connectors Program Visits Kent State

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kent state visit The Community Connectors Program recently took 25 medical focused students to Kent State University. Students met with Curtis Good, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of the Nursing Dept. They were given a tour of the medical sim labs and an overview of the different medical degrees offered.

 


          

No. 14 Kentucky women use balance, hot shooting, to win big

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Rhyne Howard led a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 14 Kentucky cruised to an 81-52 win over Austin Peay on Sunday.

KeKe McKinney added 12 points for the Wildcats (7-0) and three players had 10. Amanda Paschal had nine rebounds and six assists to ...

          

NRG Energy Named in the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20

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Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announced that NRG Energy has been named as an honoree of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN20) - an official ranking of 20 companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation.

With the launch of the TxN 20, Texan by Nature aims to recognize the best and most innovative work in conservation coming from Texas-based business and operations. As part of the TxN 20, Texan by Nature will honor 20 companies across 10 industries in the Lone Star State whose ingenuity are forging new, beneficial paths in conservation.

“At Texan by Nature, our firm belief is that our long-term prosperity and health is dependent upon our natural resources. In launching the TxN 20, we aim to spotlight innovation in conservation and inspire more substantial efforts to create a new model of conservation for Texans and our shared future,” said 
Joni Carswell, CEO & President of Texan by Nature. “It is an honor to showcase and celebrate the Texas-led innovation, commitment, and elevated practices spanning industries and our unique state.”

Earlier this year, NRG Energy accelerated their already leading greenhouse gas emissions goals to align with a 1.5-degree Celsius trajectory. This means reducing its absolute emissions 50 percent by 2025 and net-zero by 2050—targets more ambitious than those set in both the U.S. Clean Power Plan and Paris Climate Agreement.

“Addressing climate change is a priority for our company as it presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time,” says 
Mauricio Gutierrez, President and CEO, NRG Energy. “By realigning our carbon reduction efforts to the new climate imperative, we create value for all stakeholders and lead our sector towards achieving a sustainable future.”

As beautiful as it is big, Texas is home to some of the largest cities in the United States and the world’s 10th largest economy. A leader in multiple industries with 11 ecoregions, 8 mountain ranges, and over 150 conservation organizations, Texas is a diverse state with the opportunity to model the importance of bringing conservation and business together for the benefit of our people, prosperity, and natural resources.

A catalyst for thought leadership, innovative partnerships and community-led solutions, Texan by Nature has been working with the Texas business community to implement Texas-led conservation practices, partnerships, and resources. Hosting a leadership roundtable series throughout the Lone Star State in 2018, business leaders in each major Texas city and across a spectrum of industries were brought together to engage in timely discussions around current conservation challenges and opportunities, including lack of education, awareness, collaboration, best practices and industry standards. In these sessions, business leaders voiced a desire to know more about the work being done across Texas, to learn the best practices for their industries, and to receive recognition for their efforts.

The final Texan by Nature 20 honorees were selected based upon a stated dedication to conservation, demonstrated commitment to conservation via investment and volunteerism, measurement and reporting of spending and impact on conservation efforts, and employee engagement. Honorees were identified through submissions as well as researched via publicly available information on conservation and sustainability efforts. An esteemed, cross-industry selection committee made the final selection of 20 honorees for the Texan by Nature 20.

2019 TxN20 HONOREES INCLUDE:

  1. American Campus Communities

  2. Apache

  3. Austin Convention Center

  4. Cactus Feeders

  5. CEMEX

  6. Cirrus Logic

  7. Comerica

  8. Darling Ingredients

  9. Dell

  10. DFW Airport

  11. Farmer Brothers

  12. Harvest Seasonal Kitchen

  13. H-E-B

  14. King Land & Water

  15. NRG Energy

  16. Parkland Health & Hospital System

  17. Phillips 66

  18. Southwest Airlines

  19. Texas Health Resources

  20. Union Pacific

Activating new investments, amplifying and accelerating innovations, and connecting partners to the resources they need to succeed, Texan by Nature offers select programs to help engage Texans in stewardship of the state’s rich land and diverse communities including the Conservation Wrangler Program, TxN Certification, the Conservation Wrangler Summit and the TxN 20. For more information on TxN partnerships and programs, or to learn how to get involved, please visit www.texanbynature.org.

ABOUT TxN

Texan by Nature (TxN) unites business and conservation leaders who believe Texas’ prosperity is dependent on the conservation of its natural resources. TxN amplifies projects and activates new investment in conservation which returns real benefits for people, prosperity, and natural resources. Texan by Nature achieves mission goals through the Texan by Nature Certification program, Conservation Wrangler program, Symposia Series, and the Texan by Nature 20. Get involved and learn more at www.texanbynature.org and follow on Facebook @TexanbyNature, Twitter @TexanbyNature, and Instagram @texanbynature.

ABOUT NRG ENERGY

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to more than 3.7 million residential, small business, and commercial and industrial customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, and by working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.

Investors:
Kevin L. Cole, CFA
609.524.4526
 

Media:
Candice Adams
609.524.5428


          

A Decade of Care: Hanes Launches 10th National Sock Drive to Help the Homeless; Tops 3 Million Donated Pairs

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Small gifts often have the most meaning.

For the millions of people living homeless, a clean pair of socks is often described as “the gift of humanity.” Hanes, America’s No. 1 basic apparel, underwear and sock brand, is partnering with organizations fighting homelessness nationwide to deliver comfort to those who need it most through the Hanes National Sock Drive. The brand is marking 10 years of helping provide care and compassion during this year’s drive by:

  • Donating more than 250,000 pairs of socks directly to organizations fighting homelessness in all 50 states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Hanes has provided more than 3 million pairs of socks – one of the most requested items by relief agencies – to help the homeless.

  • Giving an additional pair of socks for every order of any apparel placed in December on Hanes.com. Socks will be provided to local homeless shelters.

  • Partnering with Rainier Fruit Company for its second “Pears for Pairs” campaign, which is currently running in United Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, and Lunds & Byerlys stores. From late September through January, Rainier is donating a portion of the proceeds from bulk and bagged pear sales to the Hanes National Sock Drive. In 2018, the Pears for Pairs campaign resulted in 20,000 pairs of socks being donated to five nonprofits.

  • Offering consumers the opportunity to participate directly in the program by visiting www.hanes.com/donate to gift socks ($1), women’s underwear ($1), men’s underwear ($1.50) and bras ($6) that will be distributed in needed styles and sizes.

  • Continuing its 10-year collaboration with Invisible People and its founder, Mark Horvath, to help raise awareness about homelessness. Invisible People uses innovative storytelling, educational resources and advocacy to help change how the public views homelessness and those living homeless in the United States and abroad.

“Most of us take basic apparel for granted, but we know a new, clean pair of socks can mean a lot to those experiencing homelessness,” said Sidney Falken, chief branding officer, HanesBrands. “We are committed to bringing a little comfort to those who need it most – and it is incredibly gratifying to have others, including many individuals across the country, join us in this effort.”

More than 100 agencies, including The Salvation Army Bell Shelter (Bell, California), Homeward Bound (Asheville, North Carolina) and Compassion Outreach Ministries (Columbus, Ohio), have received sock donations from Hanes.

“Small things really do make a big difference to our clients,” said Steve Lytle, director of The Salvation Army Bell Shelter. “The smile on a client’s face when she received a clean pair of socks for the first time in months was priceless. There was joy in her eyes and it was clear that the socks were the most precious gift she could have received in that moment. Another client said his gift of clean socks was a sign that there are people who care and that his life did matter.”

Homeward Bound distributes more than 2,000 pairs of socks a month to those living homeless.

“Homelessness is a community problem and it will take everyone’s support to help end the epidemic,” said Ashley Campbell, the agency’s outreach specialist. “Right now, some of your neighbors are living outside, in tents and under bridges, vulnerable to inclement weather and violence, stripped of dignity and our collective respect.

“There are so many ways to help,” Campbell continued. “Educate yourself about homelessness in your community, volunteer at your local agency fighting this issue or simply make a donation that would help a nonprofit save its limited resources.”

Jeffrey Tabor, director of TWO Men’s Ministry House for Compassion Outreach Ministries of Ohio, added that there is no donation too small to be used for good to fulfill a basic human need.

“Imagine the importance of just one pair of socks when you are focused on keeping your feet dry and warm during the cold winter months,” Tabor said. “That’s why we are so thankful for our partnership with Hanes, which has fulfilled an immediate, basic human need for so many people.”

Lytle underscores, however, that sometimes it all boils down to human contact. “Acknowledge people who are experiencing homelessness with a smile or hello,” he said. “By engaging with a person who is experiencing homelessness we are saying ‘I see you and you matter.’”

The Hanes National Sock Drive is part of Hanes for Good, the corporate responsibility program of Hanes’ parent company, HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI).

Organizations distributing Hanes socks include:

State

City

Organization

Alabama

Mobile

Family Promise of Coastal Alabama

Alaska

Anchorage

Brother Francis Shelter

Arizona

Phoenix

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Arkansas

Fayetteville

7Hills Center

California

Bell

The Salvation Army Bell Shelter

Hollywood

Covenant House California

Los Angeles

East Los Angeles Women's Center - Hope & H.E.A.R.T Emergency Shelter

Ktown for All

Los Angeles Mission

Street Symphony

San Diego

Father Joe's Village

Santa Clara

Bill Wilson Center

Watsonville

The Salvation Army

Whittier

Whittier Area Interfaith Council

Colorado

Denver

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Connecticut

Ansonia

Master's Table Community Meals

Waterbury

St. Vincent DePaul

Delaware

Dover

The Salvation Army

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Covenant House Washington

Miriam's Kitchen

Florida

DeLand

God's Bathhouse

Fort Lauderdale

Covenant House Florida

Jacksonville Beach

Mission House

Lakeland

Talbot House Ministries

Pensacola

Alfred-Washburn Center

Waterfront Rescue Mission

Tampa

The Salvation Army

Georgia

Atlanta

Covenant House Georgia

Crossroads Community Ministries

Nicholas House

Zaban Paradies Center

Savannah

Divine Rest Inc.

Hawaii

Hilo

Hope Services Hawaii Inc.

Idaho

Boise

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter

Illinois

Chicago

Covenant House Illinois

Lawndale Christian Health Center

The Night Ministry

The Salvation Army

Indiana

Indianapolis

Horizon House

Wheeler Mission

Iowa

Council Bluffs

MICHA House

Iowa City

Shelter House

Kansas

Topeka

Topeka Rescue Mission

Kentucky

Louisville

The Salvation Army

Louisiana

New Orleans

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Maine

Bangor

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Maryland

Baltimore

Agape House Inc.

Baltimore Station

Massachusetts

Boston

Pine Street Inn

Michigan

Detroit

Covenant House Michigan

Mount Clemens

Turning Point

Minnesota

Minneapolis

St. Stephen's Street Outreach

Mississippi

Vicksburg

Warren County Children's Shelter

Missouri

St. Louis

Students-in-Transition (St. Louis School Board)

Montana

Billings

Montana Rescue Mission

Nebraska

Omaha

Siena/Francis House

Nevada

Las Vegas

Caridad Charity

New Hampshire

Concord

Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Plymouth

Bridge House Inc.

New Jersey

Freehold

Destiny's Bridge

Lawrenceville

HomeFront

Newark

Covenant House New Jersey

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Joy Junction

New York

New York

Covenant House New York

Midnight Run

Syracuse

Rescue Mission Alliance

North Carolina

Asheville

Homeward Bound

Charlotte

Men's Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center

Thomasville

Cooperative Community Ministry

Winston-Salem

Bethesda Center

Samaritan Ministries

The Salvation Army

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission

North Dakota

Bismarck

Ministry on the Margins

Minot

YWCA Minot

Ohio

Akron

Community Support Services

Cincinnati

Shelterhouse

Cleveland

The City Mission Men's Crisis Center

Columbus

Compassion Outreach Ministries

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

City Rescue Mission

Oregon

Lebanon

Family Assistance and Resource Center

Portland

Central City Concern

Pennsylvania

Natrona

The Building Block of Natrona

Philadelphia

Bethesda Project

Covenant House Pennsylvania

Project HOME

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net

Pottsville

Schuylkill Women in Crisis

Wilkes-Barre

The Salvation Army

Puerto Rico

San Juan

The Salvation Army

Rhode Island

Providence

Crossroads Rhode Island

South Carolina

Columbia

Transitions Homeless Center

Sioux Falls

Bishop Dudley Hospitality House

Tennessee

Kingsport

Hunger First

Memphis

Urban Bike Food Ministry

Nashville

Open Table

Texas

Austin

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Copperas Cove

Operation Stand Down Central Texas

Dallas

The Stewpot Dallas

Farmers Branch

Just Because Inc.

Houston

Covenant House Texas

Lord of the Streets

Utah

Salt Lake City

The Road Home

Vermont

Burlington

Committee On Temporary Shelter

Virginia

Charlottesville

The Haven

Richmond

The Salvation Army

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army

West Virginia

Charleston

Union Mission

Parkersburg

The Salvation Army

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

The Guest House of Milwaukee

Waukesha

Hope Center

Wyoming

Casper

Wyoming Rescue Mission

 

Hanes
Hanes, America's No. 1 apparel brand, is a leading brand of intimate apparel, underwear, sleepwear, socks and casual apparel. Hanes products can be found at leading retailers nationwide and online direct to consumers at www.Hanes.com.  

HanesBrands

HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Bonds, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bras N Things, Nur Die/Nur Der, Alternative, L’eggs, JMS/Just My Size, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, and Gear for Sports. More information about the company and its award-winning corporate social responsibility initiatives may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate. Visit our newsroom at https://newsroom.hanesbrands.com/. Connect with the company via social media: Twitter (@hanesbrands), Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc), Instagram (@hanesbrands), and LinkedIn (@Hanesbrandsinc).

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Carole Crosslin, HanesBrands                                                                                                   

336-671-3704 (mobile)                                                                      

carole.crosslin@hanes.com 

 

Jamie Wallis, Hanes

336-519-4758

jamie.wallis@hanes.com


          

Nashville notes

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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGeorge Strait headlined a benefit concert at ACL Live in Austin, TX on Monday night, helping raise $1.5 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. George also helped create a t-shirt to benefit the cause.

This week, Craig Morgan made a special Thanksgiving visit to military servicemen and women stationed in South Korea. He was joined by CMT's Cody Alan and members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad. Tune into CMT's “Hot 20 Countdown” on Dec. 14 and 15 to see footage of Craig's visit.

Darius Rucker has been named an ambassador for golf ...read more


          

Other: RN / L&D - Miami, Florida

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required Miami is not only a major international vacation hub, but it is also a major cultural and commercial center for Latin America as well. Its tropical climate, cruise ports and fashion and entertainment trends make the city incredibly appealing. Visitors and residents enjoy a variety of different attractions such as Miami's South Beach District, with its trendy clubs and sunny shorelines, and Brickell and Coconut Grove, where many lively bars and well-known restaurants are located. With the Everglades only a short drive away for outdoor camping and recreational activities, Miami is a prime location. With iconic beaches that are ranked as some of the best in the country in accessibility and beauty, Florida ranks as one of the most in-demand states to visit. Whether you're looking for a quiet and relaxing stay or one full of excitement and fun, the state will not disappoint. Florida enjoys warm sunshine year-round, where you can take advantage of their beautiful beaches at any time on either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. There are also Florida's amazing theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando with scores of thrilling water parks and attractions throughout the state. The Sunshine State will provide you with an amazing tropical experience that you will always remember. Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Miami, FL area for a L&D Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting L&D assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! Associated topics: asn, cardiothoracic, hospice, intensive care, intensive care unit, maternal, nurse, psychiatric, surgery, surgical ()
          

Healthcare: RN / Operating Room - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required With iconic beaches that are ranked as some of the best in the country in accessibility and beauty, Florida ranks as one of the most in-demand states to visit. Whether you're looking for a quiet and relaxing stay or one full of excitement and fun, the state will not disappoint. Florida enjoys warm sunshine year-round, where you can take advantage of their beautiful beaches at any time on either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. There are also Florida's amazing theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando with scores of thrilling water parks and attractions throughout the state. The Sunshine State will provide you with an amazing tropical experience that you will always remember. Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area for a Operating Room Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting Operating Room assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! Associated topics: bsn, infusion, intensive care, maternal, registed, registered nurse, staff nurse, surgical, tcu, unit ()
          

Healthcare: RN / Medical Surgical With Telemetry - Miami, Florida

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required Miami is not only a major international vacation hub, but it is also a major cultural and commercial center for Latin America as well. Its tropical climate, cruise ports and fashion and entertainment trends make the city incredibly appealing. Visitors and residents enjoy a variety of different attractions such as Miami's South Beach District, with its trendy clubs and sunny shorelines, and Brickell and Coconut Grove, where many lively bars and well-known restaurants are located. With the Everglades only a short drive away for outdoor camping and recreational activities, Miami is a prime location. With iconic beaches that are ranked as some of the best in the country in accessibility and beauty, Florida ranks as one of the most in-demand states to visit. Whether you're looking for a quiet and relaxing stay or one full of excitement and fun, the state will not disappoint. Florida enjoys warm sunshine year-round, where you can take advantage of their beautiful beaches at any time on either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. There are also Florida's amazing theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando with scores of thrilling water parks and attractions throughout the state. The Sunshine State will provide you with an amazing tropical experience that you will always remember. Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Miami, FL area for a Medical Surgical With Telemetry Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting Medical Surgical With Telemetry assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! ()
          

Classic Car Guides. Sports Cars

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Название: Classic Car Guides. Sports Cars
Автор: Nye D.
Издательство: Littlehampton Book Services
Год: 1980
Формат: pdf
Страниц: 89
Размер: 16,73 Мб
Язык: английский

This is a lively survey of eighty classic marques and models from the early days to the 1970s. It covers cars both lowly and exalted - from the Austin Seven Ulster to the Hispano-Suiza H6C, from the three-wheeled Morgan Aero to the Bentley 3-litre which could cruise at 85mph in top gear. In chronological order, each car is illustrated in full colour. Descriptions of the cars are complemented throughout with additional photographs and drawings of popular interest. Includes Lamborghini, Aero Bentley 3-litre, De Tomaso, MG, Sunbeam, Panther, Amilcar, Lola, Lotus, Bedelia, Bugatti, AC, Alpine-Renault, Veritas and many others.
          

After upset, Blue Devils seek right response

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DURHAM — The best thing that can happen for top-ranked Duke is probably playing again.There has been plenty of talk about what happened the last time the Blue Devils were on the court.They’re looking for a positive response following the stunning overtime loss Tuesday night to Stephen F. Austin."The Duke lineage, they haven’t lost a non- [...]
          

BUZZER BEATEN: Stephen F. Austin pulls off stunner, takes down No. 1 Duke

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DURHAM — It might be one play that’s shown again and again from the historic upset Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.For top-ranked Duke, which was on the wrong end of the Stephen F. Austin’s stunning 85-83 overtime victory, it was much more than that."This is not about one play," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "This was about how we played." [...]
          

Blue Devils pick up honors, toughness

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DURHAM — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he’s still figuring out how to best use freshman center Vernon Carey Jr.He must like the possibilities.Carey has been a force in the lane and the Blue Devils will look for more of that Tuesday night against visiting Stephen F. Austin.Carey scored a total of 51 points in two games in New York last week [...]
          

Evacuation order lifted as huge Texas plant fire ‘contained’

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AUSTIN, Texas – Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for about 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions two days earlier.

“We are in a position to say it’s contained. We feel comfortable with the efforts that have been made by our firefighters,” Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said at a news conference in Port Neches, about 80 miles east of Houston.

But the area around the TPC Group plant remained dangerous. Several isolated fires were still blazing and visible at the facility, which makes chemical and petroleum-based products. Officials said they could not predict when those would be fully extinguished.

The explosions began early Wednesday morning and were so big that nearby homes captured the bright balls of fire on front-porch security cameras. The blasts shattered windows and ripped doors off hinges. Three workers were injured, and when a second blast erupted 13 hours after the initial overnight explosion, evacuation orders covering a 4-mile radius around the plant took effect.

Debris thrown across Port Neches – and potentially neighboring towns – by the sheer magnitude of Wednesday’s explosions also posed risks to families returning home. Branick, the top county official, cautioned that construction on the plant began in the 1940s and that asbestos could have been hurled into people’s yards. He urged homeowners to steer clear of any “white, chalky substance” and call health officials if any are found.

Branick said it might be several months before the cause of the explosions is known. He said the air quality posed no threat to residents.

“There’s still going to be smoke in the air. There’s still going to be flames visible at night,” said Troy Monk, the director of health safety and security for the TPC Group. “I would love to tell you we’re going to be done by the end of the day. I would not be telling you the truth if I made that statement. It’s very difficult for us to quantify in days how long this is going to take.”

The explosion was the latest in a series of high-profile accidents this year up and down the Texas Gulf Coast, which is home to the highest concentration of oil refineries in the nation. In July, an explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown left more than a dozen people with minor injuries and put nearby residents under a shelter-in-place for three hours.

Toby Baker, the head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, called it an “unacceptable trend of significant incidents” this week and said the petroleum industry must be held accountable.

But environmental groups for years have accused Baker’s agency of being a toothless watchdog that provides inadequate oversight and slaps highly profitable corporations with only meager penalties.

The TPC Group plant had been labeled a “high priority” violator by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after its last inspection in 2017 and had been cited multiple times in recent years for clean air violations.

Environmentalists were also quick to point out that the TPC Group explosion occurred just a week after the Trump administration scaled back chemical safety plant measures that had been prompted by a 2013 explosion at a Texas fertilizer storage facility that killed 15 people. The rollback included eliminating a required public access to information about dangerous chemicals companies keep on site.

Officials have said the first blast occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday in an area of the plant that makes butadiene, a chemical used to make synthetic rubber and other products. It sent a large plume of smoke stretching for miles and started a fire. The second blast ripped through the plant about 2 p.m., sending a steel reactor tower rocketing high into the air.

The plant has 175 full-time employees and 50 contract workers.


          

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

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BEIJING – It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage.

As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, sometimes introducing themselves as cousins. This rarely bothered He until Li succumbed to complications from lupus in 2016, and Li’s parents demanded that He hand over the deed for their apartment and other property documents under Li’s name.

He, a 51-year-old nonprofit worker in southern China’s Guangzhou city, has joined LGBT activists and supporters in an appeal to lawmakers to allow same-sex marriage, using a state-sanctioned channel to skirt recent government moves to suppress collective action.

“I realized if LGBT people don’t have the right to marry, we have no legal protections,” she said. “Others will also experience what I did – and be left with nothing.”

Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, space for civil society and advocacy has shrunk. Human rights activists and their lawyers have been detained, while internet censorship has increased. LGBT activists have turned to a novel tactic: submitting statements to the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, which is soliciting opinions from the public on a draft of the “Marriage and Family” portion of the Civil Code through Friday.

“A lot of people told me that this is the first time they’ve participated in the legal process,” said Peng Yanzi, director of LGBT Rights Advocacy China, one of several groups running the campaign.

The Marriage and Family section is among six draft regulations for which the legislature began seeking comments at the end of October. As of Thursday afternoon, the website showed that more than 200,000 suggestions had been submitted either online or by mail, the greatest number of any of the outstanding drafts. It was not clear what proportion of the suggestions pertained to same-sex marriage.

In social media posts, campaign participants held up their Express Mail Service envelopes along with rainbow Pride flags. In their suggestions, they shared stories of coming out, the challenge of gaining family members’ acceptance and running into legal roadblocks when trying to share their lives with someone of the same sex.

A teacher wrote about experiencing discrimination at his workplace; others wrote about not being allowed to make medical decisions for their ailing partners.

“This is not just a symbolic gesture,” Peng said. “It really has an impact on our everyday lives.”

Peng’s organization has outlined a desired revision to the language in the Civil Code, changing the terms throughout from “husband and wife” to “spouses” and from “men and women” to “the two parties.” Rather than adding specific language about same-sex marriage, the revisions seek to eliminate gendered terms from the legislation.

Although activists and experts acknowledge that legalizing same-sex marriage is still a far-off reality in China, they said appeals through the official channel will push the government to take the demand more seriously.

“There’s a near-zero chance the suggested changes will be accepted and implemented, but this campaign makes China’s LGBT community’s demands for equality harder to ignore,” said Darius Longarino, a senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center who has worked on legal reform programs promoting LGBT rights in China.

“Calls for gay marriage often get dismissed as being too marginal and unimportant to get onto the political agenda, or as being inconsistent with Chinese traditional culture,” Longarino said.

Few legal protections are available for same-sex couples in China. One party can apply to be the other’s legal guardian, but those accompanying rights are just a fraction of those enjoyed by married couples, Longarino said. He gave the example of a lesbian woman who bears a child in China, with no way for her partner to become a second legally recognized parent of that baby.

At a briefing in August, a spokesman for the National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s Legislative Affairs Commission suggested that same-sex marriage does not suit Chinese society.

“China’s current marriage system is built on the basis of a man and a woman becoming husband and wife,” said Zang Tiewei, director of the commission’s research department, when asked whether same-sex marriage will be legalized.

“This regulation is in line with China’s national conditions and historical and cultural traditions,” Zang said. “As far as I know, at the moment most countries in the world don’t recognize the legality of same-sex marriage.”

LGBT advocates have garnered growing support from the Chinese public, using social media to raise awareness even as they face frequent censorship. They won a victory over the censors in April 2018, when one of the country’s top social networking sites backtracked on a plan to restrict content related to LGBT issues. Users flooded Weibo with hashtags such as “#I’mGayNotaPervert” after the Twitter-like platform said “pornographic, violent or gay” subject matter would be reviewed.

But misconceptions and discrimination persist. A 2015 survey by the Beijing LGBT Center found that 35% of mental health professionals in a sample group of nearly 1,000 believed that being gay is a mental illness. Around the same percentage supported the use of conversion therapy. When Bohemian Rhapsody, the hit biopic about Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, came to China, viewers were treated to a version without any references to Mercury’s sexuality or his struggle with AIDS.

Hua Zile, the chief editor of an LGBT-focused Weibo account with 1.69 million followers, said he hasn’t publicized the same-sex marriage campaign on his microblog because he worries about the dispiriting effect it will have on the LGBT community when it inevitably fails.

“We can’t reach the sky in a single leap,” Hua said. “We should try to make progress step-by-step, or else we’ll constantly be disappointed.”

After He’s partner passed away, it pained her to think about how they kept their status in the shadows.

Through their 12-year relationship, it was He who accompanied Li on doctor’s visits. She stayed with her at the hospital when lupus made her nauseous and delirious with fever, and she helped her reach their fourth-floor walk-up after her legs grew weak.

In He’s mind, they were married. But in reality, many people didn’t even know they were dating.

Friends told He that she could file a lawsuit to recover some of her and Li’s shared property. She hired a lawyer to start the process, which required painstaking documentation of their relationship and signed statements from their neighbors and friends attesting to their long-term bond.

“It was like tearing open a wound over and over again,” He said. “I had to keep coming out about my sexuality. If we were married, all of this would be understood.”

In the end, He gave up on the lawsuit. It was too exhausting, she said, to have to prove their love to everyone.


          

Woodstock High School student attends United Nations entrepreneur summit

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A Woodstock High School senior said she was inspired by her visit to the United Nations for the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City.

Destiny Flores was selected by business teacher Dustin Smith to attend the conference during the weekend of Nov. 15 as a guest of Jen Soulé, president of Woodstock-based Other World Computing. The Mac and PC technology firm brought Flores and another teenage girl to the summit from Woodstock and Austin, Texas, where the company has another office.

“It was amazing,” Flores said. “There was a lot going on. I’d never been to New York before. It was very busy, and everyone was very professional, but I felt like I fit in with that business environment.”

“I met a lot of really good people,” she added.

Flores said she learned a lot from panel discussions on topics such as microloans, women in technology and how to properly invest.

“It was good to hear that these very successful women felt like even young girls like myself are something that’s worth investing in because we’re able to use both our decision-making skills and also see the emotional side of things, not just the numbers,” Flores said.

She said Soulé, who participated in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs in the technology industry, was inspiring as a powerful woman in a smaller town like Woodstock who overcame perceptions about women in a leadership role.

“Women across the globe are statistically the world’s most responsible borrowers, paying back microbusiness loans at a rate of 97%, and they put 90% of their earnings into providing for their families and their children’s education,” Soulé said. “We are honored to take part in this event, to continue to support the advancement of women globally, and to be able to bring a few inventive young women with us to New York, as they will be the next generation to take on the mantle of making a difference worldwide.”

Smith said Destiny was an excellent student in his INCubator class and an obvious choice for the summit because of her drive, passion and love of networking.

“Destiny was the first one who came to mind. She’s really passionate about women entrepreneurs,” he said. “She’s extremely passionate about business. She’s probably taken every business class we have to offer.”

Destiny said she hopes to attend Illinois State University next fall and major in business administration with a minor in art history. Her dream is to open her own art gallery someday.


          

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade received the memo

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(Rev. Austin Miles) - NEW YORK CITY 11/28/19 HOORAY! Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was a PARADE! They seemed to have taken a mental enema several years ago when the marchers in the parades dwindled while the new look included outright promotions for questionable Broadway shows. This means they created a complete scene from several of them which was performed in front of the huge store on 34th Street.....trendy Broadway shows that is. Trendy means crude immoral scenes with the LGBTQ message prominent. ...
          

President Trump signs bill to stop animal cruelty-YES!!

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(Rev. Austin Miles) - Richard Firth is a faithful reader who spots and sends me news items I may have overlooked. The one received by him last night at midnight made me cheer out loud. I would have rushed out into the street and danced a jig but it is difficult to dance a good jig with a broken leg. While it is healing, doctors tell me that it will take a few more weeks before I can dance that jig. Eventually it will be coming to a neighborhood near you. ...
          

Fiduciary Accountant, more than 30 days holiday

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Fiduciary Accountant, more than 30 days holiday - Locuri de muncă

The fiduciary is looking for an accountant with around three years experience in a fiduciary or in charge of a portfolio of companies. You will be able to value your previous experience in an advantageous work environment that will offer you an interesting salary and an excellent package, composed of meal vouchers, bonus, more than 30 days holiday, parking spot and more The fiduciary is a big structure of a couple hundred employees. You will benefit from the advantages of an international structure with a great visibility on your future career path. This will ensure you obtain everything you ambition in your professional life. For your comfort you will benefit from flexible working hours , so that you can organise your day as you like. You will be able to start later or leave earlier, for instance, which will enable you to optimize your travels to or back from work. Save up some time, so you can spend it with your friends and family, rather than in the traffic. Senior Accountant - The function: * You deal with balance sheets , tax return and VAT for a portfolio of clients * You work in an international environment with high level people who will help you evolve in your work * You will become autonomous on your client portfolio and are able to organise yourself properly Senior Accountant - Your Profile: * You have a successful experience of around 3 years in the field of fiduciaries in Luxembourg * You speak French, English or German , any other language is an asset * You have a good team spirit and you have good interpersonal skills * You like customer contact and you are capable of giving good advises Senior Accountant - The Offer: * An attractive salary of up to 55 000 € gross per year , which will allow you a very comfortable standard of living * You will have a permanent job in a well established financial service provider * You will be autonomous and carry out a diversified work , which will allow you to manage your day * You will be working with high level people who will help you get to the next level Do not hesitate to contact us if this position seems interesting for you ! Don't hesitate to send us your resume at apply @ austinbright.com or call us at 20 30 14 67 Please note that other opportunities are available on our website www.austinbright.com Here at Austin Bright, we are dedicated and professional team of recruitment consultants specialized in the legal and financial sector. We offer a personalized, multilingual and scrupulously confidential service. «Fiduciaire» «Fiduciary» «Finance» «Financial» «Accountant» «Accountancy» «Accounting» «Comptabilité» «Comptable» «Aide Comptable» «Bureau Comptable» «OEC» «Chartered Accountant» «Expert-Comptable» «ACCA» «Tax» «Taxation» «Taxe» «Cross Border» «Fiscalité» «Fiscaliste» «Securitization» «Titrisation» «Audit» «Auditor» «IRE» «Réviseur d'entreprises» «Manager» «Management» «Trust» «TVA» «VAT» «FATCA» «IFRS» «GAAP» «CFO» «COO» «CEO» «Head» «PSF» «Soparfi» «Real Estate» «Private Equity» «Payroll» «Salaires» «Luxembourg»

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Paralegal Assistant in a Law firm

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Paralegal Assistant in a Law firm - Servicii Bancare

Today, we are working with a well-established Law firm who is looking to reinforce their paralegal and administrative team. Having more than 20 members on board, they would like to ensure the good development of the company. The main activities include the field of investment funds, corporate finance, baking and tax law. If you want to grow intellectually and be in a comfortable in a team, please read below. Paralegal Assistant: The Mission You will prepare and review the documentation Ensure the proper follow up on the processes, meeting, appointments with the team Coordinate the internal administration Take care of the filing, scanning, and collecting of all the important documents Paralegal Assistant: The Profile Administrative qualifications . A diploma in Law would be an asset Rigorous personality and good organisational skills Good team spirit and attention to deadlines Prior experience as an administrative assistant within a Law firm Fluency in English and French . Luxembourgish or German would be considered as assets Paralegal Assistant: The Offer Opportunity to work with a range of international prestigious clients Salary going up to 50,000€ Gross per year Meal vouchers and possibility to evolve within the role Keep a work-life-balance Be in an open-minded environment and with a small team If you believe that this function will allow you to flourish, or if you have any question about this offer, or on any aspect of our services, please contact Austin Bright at +352 20 30 14 67. You also can send us a mail at Please note that other opportunities are available on our website www.austinbright.com

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Penfield HS releases 1st-quarter honor rolls

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Penfield High School named the following students to its first-quarter honor rolls for 2019-20.Ninth gradeHigh honor: Parker Aken, Grace Alexander, Lucy Allen, Emma Atzl, Eric Austin, Gabriella Baker, Natalie Banister, Emmett Barrese, Jackson Beganny, Rick Begishev, Abigail Belecz, Nicole Bell, Lauren Benson, Thalia Benton-Dinneen, Evelyn Bishop, Uday Bista, Zachary Blaakman, Benjamin Blair, Madeline Blieden, Ellanora Bode, Caroline Bradley, Ryan Brewer, [...]
          

Healthcare: RN / Pediatric Emergency Room - Orange, California

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Orange, CA area for a Pediatric Emergency Room Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting Pediatric Emergency Room assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! Associated topics: care, hospice, maternal, neonatal, nurse, psychatric, registed, surgical, transitional, unit ()
          

Other: RN / L&D - Fountain Valley, California

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Orange, CA area for a L&D Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting L&D assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! Associated topics: ambulatory, care, care unit, coronary, infusion, intensive care, maternal, nurse clinical, transitional, unit ()
          

Mort de Grégoire Hussenot : Faustine Bollaert émue et "triste" par sa disparition

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Les hommages se succèdent depuis l'annonce de la disparition tragique du youtubeur, Grégoire Hussenot, lundi 25 novembre 2019. C'est la présentatrice Faustine Bollaert qui vient à son tour de faire part de sa grande tristesse.
          

Faustino García: "En el antiguo Xeral paramos un trasplante por el incendio de una lámpara"

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Világfutball: Asprilla állítja, ha ő nincs, lelövik Chilavertet

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Megakadályozott egy bérgyilkost abban, hogy megölje José Luis Chilavert paraguayi kapust 1997-ben – állítja Faustino Asprilla, a kolumbiaiak korábbi válogatott labdarúgója.
          

New illustrated children’s book on how to overcome bullying and lack of self-worth with strength, bravery and a little help from friends. Verti-goat by Irish author Austin Mackle

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Bullying on the increase within age groups 7-16.... At a time when bullying and its terrible consequences are being highlighted daily in the news, Verti-Goat is a beautifully illustrated children's b...
       

          

Senior Software Engineer

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Wal-Mart is seeking a Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX. Job duties incl but not limited to leading the dsgn &#38; implementation work of other small groups of 2-3 jr engrs for assigned Eng&#39;g projects by proving pertinent docs, direction, &#... Truncated <a href="http://www.latpro.com/jobs/3719655.html">see more...</a>
          

Ministers fear repatriation of children and wives of Isil suspects could pave way for return of dozens of Jihadis using human rights laws

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Ministers fear the repatriation of children and wives of Islamic state suspects from Syria could pave the way for dozens of jihadis to use human rights laws to return to the UK, sources have disclosed.


          

DVM | Austin Veterinary Clinic

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Austin , Minnesota, We are seeking an energetic personable individual for a full time, predominantly small animal position. If you are looking for work in a 4 doctor mixed animal practice in a dynamic small city of 2500
          

Maintenance Technician (Property Management/ HVAC) | MAA (Mid America Apartment Communities)

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Austin, Texas, Job Summary The Service Technician reports to the Property Manager under the supervision of the Service Manager and performs general maintenance and repair to ensure apartment units and other propert
          

Millions of SMS Text Messages Exposed In Unencrypted Database

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"A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online," reports TechCrunch. The database belongs to a company that works with over 990 cell phone operators and reaches more than 5 billion subscribers around the world, according to the researchers. TechCrunch writes: The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets companies, colleges, and universities send bulk text messages to their customers and students. The Austin, Texas-based company says one of the advantages to its service is that recipients can also text back, allowing them to have two-way conversations with brands or businesses. The database stored years of sent and received text messages from its customers and processed by TrueDialog. But because the database was left unprotected on the internet without a password, none of the data was encrypted and anyone could look inside. Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found the exposed database earlier this month as part of their internet scanning efforts... Many of the messages we reviewed contained codes to access online medical services to obtain, and password reset and login codes for sites including Facebook and Google accounts... One table alone had tens of millions of messages, many of which were message recipients trying to opt-out of receiving text messages.

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Hacker Stole Unreleased Music and Then Tried To Frame Someone Else

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US authorities charged a Texas man this week for hacking into the cloud accounts of two music companies and the social media account of a high-profile music producer, from where he stole unreleased songs that he later published online for free on public internet forums. From a report: When the man realized he could be caught, he contacted one of the hacked companies and tried to pin the blame on another individual. According to court documents published on Monday by the Department of Justice, the suspect is a 27-year-old named Christian Erazo, from Austin, Texas. US authorities say that Erazo worked with three other co-conspirators on a series of hacks that took place between late 2016 and April 2017. The group's primary targets were two music management companies, one located in New York, and the second in Los Angeles. According to investigators, the four hackers obtained and used employee credentials to access the companies' cloud storage accounts, from where they downloaded more than 100 unreleased songs. Most of the data came from the New York-based music label, from where the Erazo and co-conspirators stole more than 50 GBs of music. Erazo's indictment claims the group accessed the company's cloud storage account more than 2,300 times across several months.

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Product Management Co-Op - NOKIA - Austin, TX

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Business case analysis, competitive analysis, marketing and internal collateral creation, ideation and design thinking. Join the NOKIA Software Team!
From Nokia - Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:22:33 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          

Research Scientist, Hydrology - NOKIA - Austin, TX

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Nokia Analytics and IoT is building enterprise class solutions where machine learning is applied to natural process modeling to determine dynamic and multi…
From Nokia - Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:22:39 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          

The fictional self

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None of these thoughts are original but I've been thinking them for a few days and since I don't want this blog to be only a graveyard of remembrances to people who've died, here's what's been on my mind:

Interviews with artists, writers, musicians - the whole category of people about whom you want to know more because you experienced a work you liked or lots of other people liked. And because curiosity is a collective, besetting sin.

How exhausting it must be to reveal something of oneself each time. How much easier to curate a handful of things - not untrue - to share, and share so many times that it becomes an ingredient in a recipe, a thing detachable, a fiction edited with a critical eye and separated from oneself so that the rest can remain one's own, unknowable.

Each creative person's way of giving nothing away to the people they meet, because they give far too much away of themselves in their work. Look for them there.

          

Environment Texas Statement on Port Neches Explosion

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AUSTIN - This morning the TPC chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas exploded, sending three workers to the hospital and causing damage throughout the city. 

“Yet another disaster at a chemical plant in Texas, putting local communities, workers, and first responders at risk,” said Catherine Fraser, Clean Air Associate with Environment Texas. “This facility has a track record of violating the Clean Air Act, with five other illegal emissions events just in 2019, emitting carcinogenic 1,3 butadiene and other chemicals, and a history of community complaints. According to theEPA, the TPC Plant has been in non-compliance 12 separate quarters over the last 3 years, and has received 7 formal enforcement actions over the last 5 years. According to the TCEQ, the chemical of most concern is #butadiene. The TPC plant emitted 61,379 pounds of butadiene in 2018. Butadiene is a known human carcinogen.” 


          

Principal Data Scientist - Clockwork Solutions - Austin, TX

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Support Clockwork’s Business Development efforts. Evaluates simulation analysis output to reveal key insights about unstructured, chaotic, real-world systems.
From Clockwork Solutions - Wed, 26 Dec 2018 10:03:15 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          

Lead Data Scientist - Clockwork Solutions - Austin, TX

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Support Clockwork’s Business Development efforts. Evaluates simulation analysis output to reveal key insights about unstructured, chaotic, real-world systems.
From Clockwork Solutions - Wed, 26 Dec 2018 10:03:14 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          

Clinical Research Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN)

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TX-Austin, Position Summary Texas Oncology is looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team! This position is for the North Austin location, one of the 175+ sites we have across the state of Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. This is a Monday-Friday position with no call, weekends or major holidays. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in
          

Semiconductor Tech South Austin

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TX-Austin, Are you looking to work for a company that puts your future growth with the company as a priority? Are you looking for a career in a highly technical field that offers on-the-job training? Or, are you attending school to become a technician? If you answered "YES" to any of those questions, please apply now. Randstad is hiring fabrication associates to work in an ISO 3 Class 1 clean room for our Au
          

Leaked docs give inside view of China's mass detention camps

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Last month, hundreds of documents obtained by The New York Times gave an inside view of China's growing indoctrination camps. In the country's northwestern region, Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained for ideological transformation, isolated from the outside world. Austin Ramzy, a reporter with the New York Times, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about the findings.
          

12/2/2019: SPORT: Hamilton will Karriere bei Ferrari vergolden

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Von OLIVER REUTER Krönender Abschluss für Formel-1-König Lewis Hamilton (34)! Der bereits seit Austin als Sechsfach-Weltmeister feststehende Brite feierte im WM-Finale in Abu Dhabi den elften Saisonsieg nebst schnellster Rennrunde. Dominanz...
          

Ayuda Para Limpieza / Limpiadora Profesional

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APERTURAS Inmediata. Molly Maid de Austin es la contrataci?n EMPRESA!Estamos buscando, trabajadora, amable, y las personas profesionales para limpiar las casas de todo el Austin.?Por qu? Molly Maid?No se requiere experiencia en la limpieza!Formacion integral pagada!Grandes salarios se pueden ganar!Vehiculo de la empresa mientras se trabaja!No hay noches ni fines de semana!?Las horas de trabajo agradables para los ni?os!Vacaciones fuera con su familia!Un buen ambiente de trabajo!Requisitos de...
          

Ayuda Para Limpieza / Limpiadora Profesional

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APERTURAS Inmediata. Molly Maid es la contrataci?n EMPRESA!Estamos buscando confiable, trabajadora, amable, y las personas profesionales para limpiar casas de todo el Austin.Por que Molly Maid?No se requiere experiencia en la limpieza!Formacion integral pagada!Grandes salarios se pueden ganar!Vehiculo de la empresa mientras se trabaja!No hay noches o los fines de semana!Las horas de trabajo agradables para los ninos!Vacaciones fuera con su familia!Un buen ambiente de trabajo!Requisitos de...
          

Spieleveteranen-Podcast 156: Age of Empires 2 und Zeitreise

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Um immerhin 38 Minuten übertreffen die Spieleveteranen Heinrich Lenhardt und Jörg Langer dieses Mal das selbstgesteckte (und quasi nie erreichte) Maximale-Lauflänge-Ziel von zwei Stunden. Ob es an Gastveteran Roland Austinat liegt...?

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Nigeria renews campaign for return of looted artefacts

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Returning African artefacts taken by explorers and colonisers has remained a serious issue in Europe-Africa relations. GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR (Arts and Culture Editor) interrogates the new Federal Government campaign for return of Nigeria’s stolen and looted artefacts. When a Cambridge University college said on Thursday it would return an antique statue of a cockerel to […]

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International Contemporary Stitched Art Exhibition: Stitched Art is Art

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Two weeks ago, I delivered the Pope to the Clerkenwell Gallery in London for the first-ever exhibition of the Society for Embroidered Work. It was the start of a fantastic, but exhausting week meeting lots of lovely people and seeing some fantastic embroidered pieces. The gallery space itself was wonderful with beautiful lighting and enough room on two levels for all our works to be beautifully exhibited. I did manage to make three videos: [...]
          

Comment on Superheroes Are Real by Austin Rist

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I watched your books previously, but this one I consider the ideal.
          

2004 Big League Live Draft COMPLETE

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*Round 1* *#*|*Team Name*|*Owner*|*Method*|*Player* |*Block 1*|||*Due: Nov 12th @ 9:00 PM* 1|Jericho Nuts|tychi88|post|James Munoz P| 2|CenTex Flapjacks|BigTweed|auto|Nelson Sacco P| 3|Boston Atlantics|shireknight|auto|Marvin Negron 3B| 4|Zavalla Giants|trollboss|list|William Ramey P| 5|Seattle Sasquatches|randyb33|list|Robert Cruz P| 6|Sierra Madre Weasels|tafaba|auto|Todd Velasquez 2B| |*Block 2*|||*Due: Nov 13th @ 9:00 PM* 7|Las Vegas Luxors|Feenicks|list|Kevin Clarke RF| 8|Trenton Revolution|Aria|list|Roy Carpenter C| 9|River Rouge Ravens|Jkushmaul75|auto|Thomas Zepeda P| 10|Nashville Sounds|DeadManKatsu|auto|Stephan Cilly 2B| 11|Clayton Comets|gsigmon0221|list|Willard Moore 3B| 12|Ohio Storm|Dennis4485|list|Jose Hawkins P| |*Block 3*|||*Due: Nov 14th @ 9:00 PM* 13|Las Vegas Luxors|Feenicks|post|Roy Hale P| 14|Austin Bats|TwoPint|post|Dan Eagan 2B| 15|MoTown Mashers|gnrsss2001|list|Matt Luna P| 16|Waco Firestarters|Spaldo|inst|Samuel Barnes SS| 17|Charlottesville Sages|OP Ball|post|Arthur Corbin P| 18|Electric Meders|unowned|Auto|Earl White 1B| |*Block 4*|||*Due: Nov 15th @ 9:00 PM* 19|Saint James Juke|RyckyRych|post|Ty Smith SS| 20|Memphis Chicks|grwatts|post|Jack Pate P| 21|Van der Linde Gang|balmers|post|Jesus Corey SS| 22|Scarborough Stampede|Superbigred1960|list|Darrel Dunn 2B| 23|Oneonta Outlaws|Trashman|list|Alfred Cobb 1B| 24|Clayton Comets|gsigmon0221|list|Rodolpho Martinez P| *Round 2* *#*|*Team Name*|*Owner*|*Method*|*Player* |*Block 5*|||*Due: Nov 16th @ 6:00 PM* 25|Jericho Nuts|tychi88|post|Nicholas McCarthy P| 26|CenTex Flapjacks|BigTweed|auto|Arnold Swieger 2B| 27|Boston Atlantics|shireknight|auto|Chad Bruce LF| 28|Zavalla Giants|trollboss|list|Robert Hohl P| 29|Seattle Sasquatches|randyb33|list|Michael Small RF| 30|Sierra Madre Weasels|tafaba|list|Vincent Gonzalez RF| |*Block 6*|||*Due: Nov 17th @ 6:00PM PM* 31|Toronto CN Towers|scarf|auto|William Wilcox 3B| 32|Trenton Revolution|Aria|list|Alvin Foster CF| 33|River Rouge Ravens|Jkushmaul75|auto|Ray Miller RF| 34|Nashville Sounds|DeadManKatsu|auto|Suter McCue P| 35|Clayton Comets|gsigmon0221|inst|Josef Holmes P| 36|Ohio Storm|Dennis4485|list|Willis Snyder LF| |*Block 7*|||*Due: Nov 18th @ 6:00 PM* 37|Las Vegas Luxors|Feenicks|list|Mathew Vinson P| 38|Austin Bats|TwoPint|post|Gilbert Keating C| 39|MoTown Mashers|gnrsss2001|list|Lawrence Story LF| 40|Waco Firestarters|Spaldo|inst|Gary Butler 2B| 41|Charlottesville Sages|OP Ball|Auto|Lewis Daniels P| 42|Electric Meders|unowned|auto|Daniel Haywood SS| |*Block 8*|||*Due: Nov 19th @ 6:00 PM* 43|Saint James Juke|RyckyRych|Bruce Spada 1B| 44|Memphis Chicks|grwatts|post|Franklin Schulze P| 45|Van der Linde Gang|balmers|inst|Robert Rogers P| 46|Scarborough Stampede|Superbigred1960|inst|Michael Walker RF| 47|Oneonta Outlaws|Trashman|auto|Leon Duffy| 48|Royston Tigers|TyrusCobb|list|David Garner P| Sent from my iPad using CSFBL (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=93106)
          

It Is Time To Admit That Our Entire Primary Process Makes No Damn Sense

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The first of the Democratic primary debates was in June. It is now November. We have about three months to go until Iowa does its caucuses, and then New Hampshire does its regular vote a week later, and then Nevada caucuses and then South Carolina's regular vote and so on. Then we get to Super Tuesday, where a bunch of states vote at once. And the process continues until, finally, Washington DC gets to vote. At some point, we get down to about two people and the supporters of the one who is doing slightly better start screaming that the other one needs to do the "statesmanlike" thing and graciously drop out, and all of that candidate's supporters get mad because it feels unfair, and we go into the general all hating each other and feeling like we've been pulled through a loop.

WHY?

Seriously. Why? Why do we do this to ourselves? No other country on earth has a primary process this long. And for good reason — it's exhausting. Not to mention expensive.

So I have a proposal that probably no one will ever consider or listen to, but which I am pretty sure would solve a whole host of problems in one fell swoop: One Day. One Primary. All States. Ranked Choice Voting. Eighty-seven enter, one person leaves.


There are a number of different kinds of ranked choice voting systems, all of which have their pros and cons, but they all start out with the basic procedure of ranking candidates in order of preference rather than just picking one favorite. An instant runoff ranked choice election, which is what Australia uses in their national elections, looks like this:

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Personally I think the Condorcet method-based ranked choice voting systems (which take into account not only who voters like most, but who they like least) is the best in terms of determining the truest will of the people. This would be especially helpful in situations where voters might not know who they like so much as who they really, really hate.

I have always been a fan of using ranked choice voting systems for all elections — but it especially makes sense in a primary situation where most people have a few candidates they like. For the 2020 elections, six states are adopting this method to some degree or another — Iowa and Nevada for early voters and Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming and Kansas for all voters. Maine is actually using it in the general.

Recently, Julian Castro has been arguing that it is a little messed up that we always start things off in Iowa and New Hampshire, two of the whitest states in the country. He's not wrong! That is messed up. Especially since these states are supposed to bring about the culling of the herd, they're supposed to be most representative of "What America Wants." It's like we're at a restaurant and the rest of America is supposed to need to see what Iowa and New Hampshire are getting before we can order ourselves. I don't like that. Do you like that? There is something inherently undemocratic about a situation where only a few states get to have such an outsized influence on the eventual nominee. Especially when those states are so lily white.

You know what solves that problem? One day of ranked choice voting! Democrats are already coming to the conclusion that the electoral college is hot garbage because the whole "some states are more important than other states" thing is stupid, so why are we still doing it for primaries?

The other thing this would really help with is the overall cost of campaigning, which in and of itself would eliminate a world of troubles. I love the idea of switching to publicly financed campaigns, but it's just not a very plausible option when this shit lasts for a year and involves so many personal appearances in every state. Not that I understand those anyway when we have the internet and television. Literally no one needs to go to a rally to decide who they are voting for. Have you ever, in your life, gone to a rally for someone you were not sure you were going to vote for? I sure haven't. Though to be fair, I've never been to a rally for someone I was going to vote for, either. I'm sorry but there is no one on earth I like enough to sit in a crowded room and listen to them talk for two hours.

This is why I stare at people so blankly whenever they try to tell me that Clinton lost Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania because she didn't personally spend enough time in them. What kind of person needs a personal visit from a candidate to their state in order to decide who to vote for?

But I digress.

If candidates didn't need to raise an absolutely absurd amount of money to run in a primary, those of us who care about "where candidates are getting money from" wouldn't have to worry about that as much, and those who don't won't have to argue with us about whether or not taking certain kinds of money is bad or worry that we will hurt candidates by not wanting them to take that money. Wouldn't that be nice? It would be like an automatic campaign finance reform, at least for that part of the election.

So far, all of the Democratic candidates combined have raised $377 million. That is so much money! That is an absurd amount of money, particularly considering that it's only really gonna pay off for one of them in the end. It's absolutely wasteful.

A one-day (plus early voting) ranked choice voting primary would also just save us all some of the agita, tribalism and contention between each other that always becomes an issue by the end. Considering various candidates rather than going all ride or die with one might make us all chill out a little bit more, instead of going full greasers vs. soc's. Maybe that is a pipe dream, but I have my hopes. I also think it would result in our getting the strongest candidate to beat whomever we're up against. And really, isn't that what matters?

Our current system is messy, it takes forever, it's expensive, and worst of all, it makes no goddamn sense. The states all have different things going on, there are caucuses, some states get to be more important than others for reasons no one can explain, people are supposed to drop out before every state even gets to vote, we have to do this whole thing with pledged electors who then go to the convention and officially vote there, even though by the time that happens, we already know who has won and it's all entirely symbolic. Why? Because that's the way we do it? Because that's the way it's been done for a long time?

I'm not sure that's a particularly good reason to continue doing anything, in and of itself.

I don't actually expect everyone to get on board with this, and even if they did, it's not like we can even do anything about it now. However, maybe it's something people will start to consider for the future, and then we can all remark upon how I was prematurely correct.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Announces YF&R Awards

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Young farmers in Dakota, Wright, Winona and Wadena Counties captured top honors in the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) competitions.

 

Amanda Durow of Hastings in Dakota County took first place in the Discussion Meet, and Amber Johnson from Sebeka in Wadena County won the Collegiate Discussion Meet. Becky Clark of Rollingstone in Winona County won the Achievement Award contest, and Karin Schaefer of Howard Lake in Wright County won the Excellence in Agriculture contest. The competitions were held during the MFBF 101st Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree in Bloomington. The meeting concluded today, November 23.

 

These county Farm Bureau YF&R members will advance to national competition where they will represent Minnesota in the national contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, January 17-22, 2020. They also received a recognition plaque from MFBF, $500 prize sponsored by Gislason & Hunter, a trip to the MFBF LEAP Conference to be held in Bemidji, January 31-February 1, 2020 and a leadership development trip to Washington D.C.

 

Four award winners will be chosen for the 2020 AFBF YF&R Excellence in Agriculture award. The winner will receive a new Ford vehicle up to a value of $35,000 court. Second place will receive a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor. Third place will receive a Case IH 40” Combination Roll Cabinet and Top Chest and a $500 Case IH parts card courtesy of Case IH, as well as, $2,200 of Stanley Black & Decker merchandise. Fourth place finalists will receive a Case IH 40” Combination Roll Cabinet and Top Chest and a $500 Case IH parts card courtesy of Case IH. Special thanks to our sponsors, Ford, Case IH and Stanley Black & Decker, for their continued support of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers contests.

 

Discussion Meet
The Discussion Meet finalists competed in two semi-final rounds on Saturday morning followed by the final four competition. Contestants were judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.

 

Amanda Durow took home the top honors. Amanda is a fifth generation dairy and crop farmer who raises corn, soybeans and alfalfa with her husband Brad. She is also a senior credit officer at CoBank, ACB. They have two daughters and live near Hastings.

 

Other top finalists in the Discussion Meet were Justin Crowley of Washington County, Lisa Roker of Redwood County and Emma Hoversten of Lyon County.

 

Excellence in Agriculture
The Excellence in Agriculture spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture enterprise in the past three years. Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of agricultural issues, leadership experiences and achievement, and their ability to communicate their agricultural story. Participants were judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.

 

Winning this year’s Excellence in Agriculture was Karin Schaefer of Howard Lake in Wright County. Karin and her family farm cattle and crops near Howard Lake in Wright County. Karin and her husband together own and operate an agricultural and commercial fencing company and property management company. Karin herself has a career off the farm as the executive director of the state Beef Council.

 

Achievement Award
The Achievement Award contestants are selected on their exceptional efforts in agriculture through farm management and leadership achievements as well as effective use of capital in their farm.

 

Winning this year’s Achievement Award competition was Becky Clark. Becky is a fourth-generation farmer from Rollingstone in Winona County. Since 2014 Becky has been managing her family’s 500 head dairy farm and its eight employees. She also farms with her parents and grandfather.

 

Collegiate Discussion Meet
The 15th annual MFBF YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet’s winner was Amber Johnson from Sebeka in Wadena County attending the University of Minnesota – Crookston studying agricultural communications.

 

Undergraduate students qualified at regional competitions held at South Central College – Mankato, Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) – Marshall, Ridgewater College – Willmar, Riverland Community College – Austin, University of Minnesota (U of M) - Crookston and U of M -Twin Cities. Two from each college competition advanced to the state meet.

 

Students participated in two rounds and a final round. They were judged on their basic knowledge of critical farm issues, and their ability to exchange ideas and information in a setting aimed at cooperative problem solving.

 

The state winner receives an expense paid trip from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation sponsored by Christensen Farms to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Collegiate Discussion Meet in March 2020. The winner also receives a $500 scholarship and the runner-up a $250 scholarship from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation sponsored by Gislason & Hunter.

 

Other finalists included Maddie Smith from Fillmore County attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities majoring in agricultural education and agricultural communications and marketing, Ashley Anderson from Pope County attending SMSU majoring in agricultural education and Ashle Benson from McLeod County attending SMSU majoring in agricultural communications.

 

Scholarships
Four $1,000 Al Christopherson Scholarships were presented from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. Recipients are college juniors or seniors or in their final year of college. This year’s recipients were Laura Church daughter of Russ and Ann Church, Savannah Aanerud daughter of Andy and Heather Aanerud, Sarah Kaschmitter daughter of Brian and Brenda Kaschmitter and Rebekka Paskewitz daughter of Alan and Vicki Paskewitz.

 

Two $1,000 Paul Stark Scholarships were presented from the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation. Recipients are in their freshman or sophomore year of college. This year’s recipients are Hannah Neil daughter of Steve and Keely Neil and Justin Thomforde son of Jerod and Tammy Thomforde.

 

The MFBF 101st Annual Meeting concluded today, November 23.

 


          

VA - Creativity: Rap Playlist / 2019 / МР3

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001. Roc Marciano - 1,000 Deaths
002. Young Dolph - Major
003. Chucky Trill - Keisha
004. Fat Trel - Too Much Drink
005. K. Sparks - Moonlight Drive
006. Vvv - Copolla Sagas (Feat. Cappo)
007. Bbz - Jetset
008. Nextune, Hugues - Floating Island
009. West Haven Blast - Actually
010. Johnny D Feat. T-Heard Da Problem - Rich Again
011. Chetta - False Idols (Rip Fredo)
012. Psyph Morrison - Go For The Money
013. Kris Vega & Deetor - Soul Cry
014. The Real Yung La - Underground King (Feat. Zaire Akeem)
015. Jaye King - Teamwork (Feat. Xratedblaze)
016. Ramadon - Love Ain't Real
017. Cuzzy Capone & Wee Dogg - Tell Me
018. Mookie Mardi Gra - Bounce Back
019. Chance York & Big Cats - Volatile
020. Lil B - Jumanji
021. Baby Ahk - Roll Wit Us
022. Lil Chino - Not Enough
023. Majoe - Flug
024. Money Boy - Ballen Wie Die Lakers
025. Tha God Fahim - A Dragon From Dust
026. Bad Azz Feat. Lil Drawls - Designer Women
027. Nino Salas - Know You
028. Sir Michael Rocks - Horse Play
029. Fastlane Feat. Quew & Trip - Bars
030. Sevin - Purple On Down
031. Ivy Sole - How High
032. Tae Hood - Tony
033. Munchie B - Krip Bitch (Unreleased Live Track)
034. Dukebox Beats - Sonic
035. Brockhampton - J'ouvert
036. Cam Dolla Feat. Vice - So You Say
037. Cane Dubb - Read About My Back Ground
038. Nino Salas - I Surrender
039. Orphanboy - Insufficient Love
040. Wolphonics - Anti Hero
041. Acezz Feat. Cv-Queen - Gossip
042. Tiny Boost Feat. S Loud - Mad Move
043. Mumbles - Dollar And A Dream
044. Blacc Zacc - She Dig That
045. Chey Dolla - Come Get Me
046. Combz - 112 In The Trap
047. Marlon Craft - Kevin Durant's Interlude
048. Layy - On One
049. Bones Feat. Andy Hull - Tellmesomethingidontknow
050. Jt Money Feat. Kenny Brown - Sure Shot Baby
051. Chip - Vampire Life
052. Redangel Feat. Mister Thomas - They Don't Know You
053. Afrikan Boy - Give It To Them
054. Azizi Gibson - The Reapers Wrath
055. Jcrizzy - Something Like This
056. Logic - Legacy
057. First Degree The D.E. - Story Of A Lonely D.J.
058. Parris Chariz Feat. Mc - Static Shock (Reprise)
059. Mac Mois - For Fun
060. Cha$e - I've Been Drinking
061. Rudy Cash - Fashion Re-Up
062. Gritty Mob - All Night
063. 2fre - Que Savez-Vous
064. Shakewell - Boofpack
065. Machine Gun Kelly - Signs
066. Delorean Feat. Luke Whitney - Take My Shine
067. Philthy Rich Feat. Lil Yee - Against The Wall
068. Blacc Zacc - Status
069. Gunplay Feat. Lito - Nose Dive
070. Javelin Dean Green - Got Me A Libra
071. Juliano - Dope Spot Ii
072. Shootergang Vj - Young Niggaz
073. Cosmic Mantis - Noor
074. Kenex - Amigo Amigo
075. Last Jazz Club - Most Definitely Ill
076. West Haven Blast Feat. Big Homie Rum - Weapons
077. Adamn Killa - No Faux
078. Mexa Klan - Abran Bien Los Ojos
079. Phenam - Comeback Season
080. Noa James - Chapter 11th & 28th
081. Young Buck - Never Gave Me
082. Timmytepp - A Bad Night
083. Kirblagoop - Ion Kno Jus What To Do
084. Deon’dre Richard - To Much Status
085. Father Feat. Rico Nasty - On One
086. Lionel Soulchildren - Les Chants De La Fureur
087. Money Boy - Drizzy
088. Belly Feat. Nav - Maintain
089. Lb Bandman Feat. Huey - First Time
090. Scott G - Gods Wrath (Outro)
091. Jayh - Un Trago
092. Cane Dubb - For You And Me
093. D. Chezzy - No Baloney
094. Hi-Stakes - I Put On
095. Combz - Worldwide
096. Orphanboy - Toxic
097. Augustine - Misunderstood
098. R3ss3 M3anc3 Feat. C.W Young Blood - Level Up
099. Lil Windex - Mill
100. Linneah - Here And Now
101. Luis Diaz - Great Value
102. Lupe Fiasco Feat. Nikki Jean - Down
103. Plugg'd N - Choices
104. Bokoesam Feat. Leafs - I Want It All
105. Youngboy Neve - Big
106. Orphanboy - Get Back
107. Blocboy Jb - Makavelli
108. T Wade Montana - The Conclusion
109. Psycho B - Curtain Call
110. Asian Doll Feat. Dreezy - Facts
111. Tony C - Work
112. T-Jones - Priceless
113. Mizta Ceo - I Just Want Some
114. S.W.A.D.E. & J.G. Swayze - Just A Story
115. Money Rich - Party In The Trap
116. D Aye Feat. Honeycomb Brazy - Live By
117. Smokey Montana - Trappin Wit Da Uzi
118. Skitzo Silva - Find What's Due
119. Nathan Feagin - Money Money
120. Shady Boy - Letter 2 God
121. City P - Who Really Down
122. Drebae - Envy
123. Bebe Scammre - Sunsets
124. Vinny West - All For This
125. Pde Escobar - Model (Feat. Sg Tip)
126. Shady Nate - Happy Meal
127. Hombre Feat. Mr. Lil One - Heartless
128. Sean Leon - Food.Chain
129. Greeen - Meere
130. Lilcj Kasino - Safe
131. Manmeet Dogra Feat. Howl - Bet
132. Tigermoth - Journey
133. Da Krse Feat. Youngspudd - Rapper
134. Wilmore Allen - Brown Sugar
135. Lexie Liu - Like A Mercedes
136. Booman Feat. Tyrek - Gossip
137. Dmac - Backshots
138. Whidbee - Savage (Feat. Brooklyn Bugatti)
139. David Dbrain - Unforgiven Son
140. Mike Stud - Timeout
141. Womacc Da Omen - Poppin' Pillz (Feat. Dirt Jones)
142. Supa - Fast Life
143. Josh A & Iamjakehill - Too Many Dead
144. The Teeta - Lightyears
145. K.A.A.N & Bleverly Hills - Horses
146. Big Loony - Underground Choppers
147. First Degree The D.E. - God Bless The Strong
148. Youngroka - Expensive Dates
149. Warhol.Ss - Eddie Griffin
150. Travis Scott - Yosemite
151. Ldg Is Like Feat. Affiliate - Don't Touch My Purp
152. J.R. Moneyswagga - Kan I Be
153. Yid - Pain
154. Austin Howell - Wanna Be A Rapper
155. Saint Cyr - Sous Les Nuages
156. C.U.L.T.U.R.E. - My Window
157. Zoey Dollaz - Circle Small
158. Allybo - Strip That Bitch
159. Lijpe - Eigen Rechten
160. Dramab2r - Depressed


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Prova pública de mestrado em Psicologia Clínica da Lic.ª Inês Faustino

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A Lic.ª Inês Isabel Serrano Faustino defendeu, no dia 11 de Novembro de 2019, o mestrado em Psicologia Clínica que versou sobre o tema " Sexualidade na deficiência intelectual e a importância da educação sexual: estudo de caso ". Do júri, presidido pela Prof.ª Doutora Tânia Gaspar Sintra dos Santos, fizeram parte o Prof. Doutor António Martins Fernandes Rebelo, como Orientador da dissertação, e a Prof.ª Doutora Mayra Armani Delalibera, como Arguente. A candidata foi aprovada pela discussão da prova pública. calendário | página web | fotogaleria | base lusíada | rul - texto integral
          

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Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 11/25

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Welcome to the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest, your liveblog of all of today's campaign news.

Please note: The Live Digest is a 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential primary-free space. It’s also a place to discuss elections, not policy.

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Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 4:39:49 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

Hempstead, NY Town Supervisor: On Thursday, Democratic incumbent Laura Gillen conceded defeat to Republican Donald Clavin. Gillen had been waiting for absentee and affidavit ballots to be counted from the Nov. 5 election, but they ended up increasing Clavin’s lead from 1,392 votes to 1,650. Gillen’s win two years ago gave Democrats control of Hempstead, a Long Island town with a population of 775,000, for the first time in over a century.  

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 4:43:04 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

NY-27: GOP Assemblyman David DiPietro has announced that he will not run in the upcoming special election for this seat.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 5:49:54 PM +00:00 · David Nir

CA-25: Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who filed paperwork with the FEC late last month, kicked off his campaign for California's vacant 25th Congressional District on Monday—on Fox and Friends, of course. Papadopoulos, the son of Greek immigrants, declared his fealty to Donald Trump's racist worldview in announcing he'd pursue "an American First agenda," despite the fact that the district he's seeking to represent has moved sharply away from the GOP in the Trump era.

Aside from his questionable political instincts, Papadopoulous brings some serious baggage with him: He was sentenced to two weeks in prison last year after pleading guilty to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with the Russian government as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. He also does not appear to live in the 25th District, as the address on his FEC forms lists a residence in the 28th District (which is represented by none other than Adam Schiff). In fact, in his Fox appearance, Papadopoulous, who hails from Illinois, said he'd only been living in California for a year and a half.

He'll also be joining two other Republicans in the race who have much deeper ties to the area, former Rep. Steve Knight and Navy veteran Mike Garcia. Two Democrats are also running, Assemblywoman Christy Smith and political commentator Cenk Uygur. All candidates will run together on a single ballot on March 3 (the same day as California's Super Tuesday presidential primary); if no one wins a majority of the vote, a runoff will take place on May 12.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 6:20:46 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

GA-07: Do you love to watch local TV in the wee hours of the morning but wish there were more 30-minute infomercials for Republican House candidates filling your screen? If you fit this very specific criteria and happen to live in the Atlanta area, then we have some incredible news for you. Businessman Mark Gonsalves, who we hadn’t previously mentioned, will be going up with a half-hour campaign ad on the local Fox, NBC, and CBS affiliates. If you don’t live in the Atlanta area but really want to watch this spot at 4:06 AM, you can find a link here.  

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 6:37:30 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

IA-Sen: Five local unions that represent a combined 12,000 Iowans have endorsed businesswoman Theresa Greenfield in the Democratic primary.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 8:02:43 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

WA-Gov: Conservative activist Tim Eyman said last week that he didn’t currently have a party affiliation for his run for governor, and on Monday, he filed to run as an independent. Eyman is competing in the August top-two primary to take on Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Republicans are hoping to win this office for the first time since the 1980 election, and right now, one of their candidates has considerably more money available than any of his intra-party rivals. Developer Joshua Freed, who is a former mayor of the Seattle suburb of Bothell, raised $115,000 from donors from early September through the end of October and self-funded an additional $500,000, and he ended last month with $533,000 in the bank. Two other Republicans, state Sen. Phil Fortunato and Republic police chief Loren Culp, had $40,000 and $10,000 to spend, respectively.

Inslee, who is seeking a third term, had $821,000 to spend at the end of October.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 8:11:37 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

AR-Sen: On Monday, state Democratic Party chair Michael John Gray said that the party couldn’t find a “viable path” to get a new candidate on the ballot in the weeks since their only Senate contender, Josh Mahony, dropped out hours after the filing deadline. GOP Sen. Tom Cotton is currently running for re-election without a major-party opponent in what has become a very red state over the last decade.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 8:40:57 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

IN-AG, IN-Gov: While former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel had been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for governor earlier this year, he recently told the Evansville Courier & Press that he was considering a 2020 bid for state attorney general instead.

Weinzapfel has often been named as a potential aspirant for higher office, but if he decides to go for it this time, he won’t face any opponents in a primary. Rather unusually, both parties in Indiana select nominees for attorney general at June conventions, and state Sen. Karen Tallian is already competing for the Democratic nod.

The picture for Republicans is also unsettled, though for far different reasons. That’s because the incumbent attorney general, Curtis Hill, is awaiting the outcome of disciplinary hearings that were held last month. In 2018, four women accused Hill of groping them at a party in March of that year, which prompted widespread calls from Hill’s fellow Republicans that he resign—calls he’s refused to heed.

That could change when former state Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby, who presided over Hill’s recent hearing, issues a report to the Indiana Supreme Court that could include a recommendation for his punishment. The court will eventually decide if the incumbent should face sanctions, which could lead to the loss of his law license—and thereby his job.

However, experts tell the Indianapolis Star they don’t think the court will disbar Hill, saying it’s much more likely that it will hand down some form of reprimand. It’s possible, though, that the court could issue a lengthy suspension that would force Hill to leave office since he’d be unable to perform his duties. It’s not clear when the Supreme Court will issue its ruling, though the paper says the process could take until the early spring.

Hill, however, is undeterred—and so are his critics. Earlier this month, Hill said that he’ll seek a second term, while a spokesperson for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb quickly put out a statement saying, “The governor and lieutenant governor have been clear and consistent from the beginning: Curtis Hill should not be Attorney General of the State of Indiana.” Hill already faces a challenge for the nomination from attorney John Westercamp at the GOP’s convention next year.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 8:49:18 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

FL-03: GOP Rep. Ted Yoho still hasn’t said if he’ll run for a fifth term despite his 2012 promise to only serve eight years, but a new poll says he wouldn’t have any trouble in a primary if he did.

The local firm Meer Research, which was assisted by the national GOP pollster Vox Populi, released a poll finding Yoho taking at least 71% of the vote in hypothetical matchups against 2018 opponent Judson Sapp, businesswoman Amy Pope Wells, and Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins. Meer tells us this survey was not done for a client.

Both Pope Wells and Sapp, who lost to Yoho 76-24 last year, are running, while Rollins says he would only consider if Yoho retired. Florida’s filing deadline isn’t until April, so Yoho can keep everyone guessing for a while longer. This North Florida seat, which includes Gainesville and Ocala, backed Donald Trump 56-40.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 8:56:06 PM +00:00 · David Nir

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA: An effort to form a new city in Baton Rouge's mostly white southeastern suburbs faces an uncertain future after opponents filed a lawsuit earlier this month challenging its creation. The move follows an October election where residents of the proposed city of St. George, which would be the fifth-largest in Louisiana, voted to establish their own municipality by a 54-46 margin.

The suit, led by East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, charges that St. George’s backers have failed to explain how the new city, which is currently unincorporated and receives services from the parish government, would provide necessary services like sanitation and policing on its own.

It also argues that St. George's incorporation would have a "substantial adverse impact" on the city of Baton Rouge, as well as other unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish, by necessitating cuts to government operations. Though the initial filing doesn't delve into details, the St. George area is more affluent than Baton Rouge; if it became its own city, it would divert a sizable proportion of current sales tax revenues away from Baton Rouge's own operating budget.

In addition, the suit says the proposed incorporation would violate the parish's governing charter, which specifies, "No additional city, town or village shall be incorporated in East Baton Rouge Parish" beyond the four in existence when the charter was last amended in 2007. Opponents say a parishwide election to again amend the charter would therefore be necessary, though St. George supporters claim the provision in question runs afoul existing state law.

While the lawsuit's opening salvo covers a lot of ground, the issue at the heart of this incorporation drive goes unmentioned. St. George supporters have said their ultimate goal is to create their own school district, which opponents have slammed because it would effectively set up a segregated school system, since St. George's 86,000 residents are overwhelmingly white while Baton Rouge is more than half black. The suit does allude to this backdrop, though: It says that after an earlier effort to incorporate a larger version of St. George failed in 2015, organizers shrunk the city's proposed boundaries and, in so doing, reduced its "minority representation" from 23% to 12%.

For now, the establishment of St. George is on hold: The law under which plaintiffs have brought their challenge specifies that the courts must first sign off before a new municipality can be incorporated. Opponents are also encouraging residents who don't want to become a part of St. George to ask Baton Rouge to annex their property, a step several hundred have already reportedly taken.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 9:01:22 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

TX-17: Three more Republicans have joined the March primary to succeed retiring GOP Rep. Bill Flores over the last few days. On Friday, Elianor Vessali announced that she would resign her seat on the College Station City Council to run here. Vessali was only elected last year, but she’s currently the only candidate in the race who has held local office in this district.

Another new GOP arrival is Todd Kent, who has worked for a number of universities. Kent has a doctorate from the local Texas A&M University, and he went on to serve as an assistant dean for their Qatar campus and recently finished a stint as head of the University of Utah’s Asia Campus. Real estate agent Kristen Alamo Rowin also kicked off her bid for the GOP nod in recent days.

On the Democratic side, Marine veteran David Anthony Jaramillo also joined the contest. Jaramillo served in Iraq and later became attached to the White House Military Office. Jaramillo joins 2018 nominee Rick Kennedy, who lost to Flores 57-41.

This seat, which includes College Station, Waco, and a slice of the Austin suburbs, supported Donald Trump by a wide 56-39 margin, but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Beto O'Rourke here last year by a narrower 54-45 spread. This district should remain in Republican hands, but it's possible the trends here could give Democrats an opening if they field a strong candidate.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 9:11:46 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

TX-22: Republican Reddy Bangar, who is a former president of India Culture Center of Houston, filed candidacy paperwork with the state last week to run for this open seat. Bangar does not appear to have run for office before.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 9:27:54 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

NY-21: GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik said Friday that she’d raised $500,000 in the two hours following her Fox News appearance the previous evening. Her announcement came days after Democrat Tedra Cobb said that her own campaign had raised $1 million during the previous weekend. Cobb also challenged Stefanik last year in this 54-40 Trump seat and lost by a similar 56-42 spread.

Stefanik infuriated progressives and delighted Trump fans nationwide with her antics during an impeachment hearing earlier this month. Stefanik sought to violate House Intelligence Committee rules by asking questions during time reserved for the committee's chair, Democrat Adam Schiff, and its top-ranking Republican, Devin Nunes. She then hopped on Twitter to lie about why she'd been cut off, falsely claiming that Schiff "REFUSES to let duly elected Members of Congress ask questions to the witness, simply because we are Republicans."

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 · 11:03:08 PM +00:00 · David Nir

CA-22: Republican Rep. Devin Nunes unsurprisingly became the latest Trump sycophant to find himself dragged into the impeachment story when CNN reported on Friday that Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani's, is prepared to tell Congress that that Nunes met with an ousted Ukrainian prosecutor last year in order to dredge up dirt on Joe Biden.

Parnas, along with another associate, Igor Fruman, had been sent to Ukraine late last year by Giuliani to unearth information that might damage Biden, a potential Trump opponent in next year’s elections. One of the people Parnas connected with was Ukraine's former top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was dismissed by the country's parliament early in 2016 after an international pressure campaign to secure his ouster on the grounds that he'd thwarted efforts to fight corruption.

According to his attorney, Parnas says he also set up a meeting between Shokin and Nunes in Vienna last year, shortly after Republicans lost the midterm elections. Parnas’ attorney now says that Shokin told his client that Nunes had specifically sought the same thing Parnas had been looking for: muck that could be used to smear Biden.

Shokin has denied he met with Nunes, but in an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, Nunes refused to answer a direct question about whether such a meeting had taken place. Instead, he predictably called said CNN's reporting "fake news” and threatened to sue the network, as well as the Daily Beast, which published a related story.

Nunes also bizarrely claimed he'd pursue some sort of criminal complaint, saying "it is not okay to work with someone who has been indicted on serious federal crime to build a media narrative and dirty up a member of Congress," and arguing that the very normal reporting these media outlets have engaged in amounts to "likely conspiring to obstruct justice." (It doesn't, but this is the sort of legal analysis we can expect from a guy suing a cow.)

That bit about an indictment, by the way, is reference to the fact that Parnas was arrested last month (while attempting to leave the country with one-way plane ticket) on charges that he'd illegally sought "to funnel foreign money" to U.S. politicians in a bid to gain influence.

But while Parnas may have a newfound desire to cooperate with investigators as a prison sentence looms, Nunes could still face serious trouble. As the Washington Post's Amber Phillips put it, "If these allegations are true, it would mean a powerful member of Congress who is deciding whether to impeach Trump over pressuring Ukraine attempted to help Trump by working to further his political goals in Ukraine." At the very least, he could face an ethics investigation by the House, which one senior Democrat, Washington Rep. Adam Smith, called "quite likely."


          

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Editorial: How to navigate Cuffing Season when you're SAD

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We're deep into sweater season, and the hot Med Deli guy has been missing all semester long. You know what that means ⁠- it's crunch time to find a bae for the holidays. In other words, Cuffing Season is upon us.

There's nothing more emotionally exhausting than explaining to your Great Aunt Carol why you're still single. You used to be single because you were super deep in the closet; but now that that cat's out of the bag, both you and Auntie Carol are frustrated by your lack of companionship.

Meanwhile, your Instagram feed is filled with cute couples ice skating and baking cookies and participating in a whole host of seasonally-appropriate, monogamous bullshit. It's exhausting, you hate it and those picture-perfect couples just make you "want to vom." But, at the same time, you can't help but be a little bit jealous.

We've offered different takes on Cuffing Season over the years, but we can't ever seem to get our solution to this trend exactly right.

When the temperatures drop, we want to snuggle. Our biology predisposes us to crave companionship during this time of the year. On the other hand, we want to believe that being single during the holidays isn't all that bad. We hold fast to the belief that we don't need another person to validate our worth. We want to wake up like Lizzo, and look up in the mirror like "Damn, she the one."

What we rarely talk about in the context of Cuffing Season, however, is the very-real onset of seasonal affective disorder - aptly abbreviated to SAD. The depressive symptoms that accompany this disorder are often chalked up to be the final exam season slump, or getting a little too in your feels about being single. When the symptoms of SAD are conflated with the social pressure to have a significant other during the holidays, Cuffing Season can really get you down.

That said, we think that the conversation around Cuffing Season should be re-framed a little bit. Nobody should be seeking out a significant other just for the sake of doing so, nor should they be getting down on themselves for standing firmly in their singlehood. What we should concern ourselves with, instead, is how we care for our single selves and friends during times when SAD is on the rise.

Cuffed or single, here are some ways that you can take care of yourself during the cold winter months:

  1. Establish a support network for yourself that isn't a significant other. This applies to folks who are cuffed, too. We can become isolated from support networks like friends and family when we're single. But even if we are in a relationship, we can rely too heavily on our partners for emotional support. So, make sure you know who, aside from bae, you can call if you're feeling down.
  2. Take some time off from social media. It's cliche, we know, but inundating yourself with images of folks in relationships, having a super fun time on their vacation or any number of manufactured images can really drain you. Take some time to step away from that, and try to enjoy yourself in a way that isn't dependent upon whether your followers would like it.
  3. Be intentional about rebuilding relationships with your friends and family. We can become so enthralled by dating apps and Cuffing Season and the hunt for a partner that we forget to invest in the people who we already have in our corner. Ask a friend out to lunch to catch up. Take your mom on a coffee date. Have a cute movie night in with your siblings. Platonic and familial love can be just as cute during the holidays as the love that you share with a significant other.
  4. Listen to Ariana Grande's "Christmas & Chill." Just trust us on this one.
  5. If any exes try to slide back in during the frenzy of Cuffing Season, see items 1-4.

At the end of the day, whether you buy into Cuffing Season or not, what's most important is that you prioritize your mental health, foster relationships that you already have and focus on your own happiness during the SAD times. That special someone will come around eventually. And besides, being cuffed is expensive AF anyway.

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[BREAKING THE GLASS] Ep. 01 - The Elephant in the Room

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Today is the first official episode of the Radio Film School mini-series, and Ron addresses the elephant in the room.

It's great that Ron wants this podcast series to make a difference in the industry; but is he really the best person for the job? He has a discussion with JD and Yolanda that you might not expect. We also here from 1st AC Austin Lewis giving his input on what men can do to help bridge the gap of gender inequality in the business. And Stefanie Malone, Executive Director of the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) comes on board as a new podcast producer. She provides an eye-opening insight about Affirmative Action you might not have ever heard.

About the Show

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NRG Energy Named in the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20

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Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announced that NRG Energy has been named as an honoree of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN20) - an official ranking of 20 companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation.

With the launch of the TxN 20, Texan by Nature aims to recognize the best and most innovative work in conservation coming from Texas-based business and operations. As part of the TxN 20, Texan by Nature will honor 20 companies across 10 industries in the Lone Star State whose ingenuity are forging new, beneficial paths in conservation.

“At Texan by Nature, our firm belief is that our long-term prosperity and health is dependent upon our natural resources. In launching the TxN 20, we aim to spotlight innovation in conservation and inspire more substantial efforts to create a new model of conservation for Texans and our shared future,” said 
Joni Carswell, CEO & President of Texan by Nature. “It is an honor to showcase and celebrate the Texas-led innovation, commitment, and elevated practices spanning industries and our unique state.”

Earlier this year, NRG Energy accelerated their already leading greenhouse gas emissions goals to align with a 1.5-degree Celsius trajectory. This means reducing its absolute emissions 50 percent by 2025 and net-zero by 2050—targets more ambitious than those set in both the U.S. Clean Power Plan and Paris Climate Agreement.

“Addressing climate change is a priority for our company as it presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time,” says 
Mauricio Gutierrez, President and CEO, NRG Energy. “By realigning our carbon reduction efforts to the new climate imperative, we create value for all stakeholders and lead our sector towards achieving a sustainable future.”

As beautiful as it is big, Texas is home to some of the largest cities in the United States and the world’s 10th largest economy. A leader in multiple industries with 11 ecoregions, 8 mountain ranges, and over 150 conservation organizations, Texas is a diverse state with the opportunity to model the importance of bringing conservation and business together for the benefit of our people, prosperity, and natural resources.

A catalyst for thought leadership, innovative partnerships and community-led solutions, Texan by Nature has been working with the Texas business community to implement Texas-led conservation practices, partnerships, and resources. Hosting a leadership roundtable series throughout the Lone Star State in 2018, business leaders in each major Texas city and across a spectrum of industries were brought together to engage in timely discussions around current conservation challenges and opportunities, including lack of education, awareness, collaboration, best practices and industry standards. In these sessions, business leaders voiced a desire to know more about the work being done across Texas, to learn the best practices for their industries, and to receive recognition for their efforts.

The final Texan by Nature 20 honorees were selected based upon a stated dedication to conservation, demonstrated commitment to conservation via investment and volunteerism, measurement and reporting of spending and impact on conservation efforts, and employee engagement. Honorees were identified through submissions as well as researched via publicly available information on conservation and sustainability efforts. An esteemed, cross-industry selection committee made the final selection of 20 honorees for the Texan by Nature 20.

2019 TxN20 HONOREES INCLUDE:

  1. American Campus Communities

  2. Apache

  3. Austin Convention Center

  4. Cactus Feeders

  5. CEMEX

  6. Cirrus Logic

  7. Comerica

  8. Darling Ingredients

  9. Dell

  10. DFW Airport

  11. Farmer Brothers

  12. Harvest Seasonal Kitchen

  13. H-E-B

  14. King Land & Water

  15. NRG Energy

  16. Parkland Health & Hospital System

  17. Phillips 66

  18. Southwest Airlines

  19. Texas Health Resources

  20. Union Pacific

Activating new investments, amplifying and accelerating innovations, and connecting partners to the resources they need to succeed, Texan by Nature offers select programs to help engage Texans in stewardship of the state’s rich land and diverse communities including the Conservation Wrangler Program, TxN Certification, the Conservation Wrangler Summit and the TxN 20. For more information on TxN partnerships and programs, or to learn how to get involved, please visit www.texanbynature.org.

ABOUT TxN

Texan by Nature (TxN) unites business and conservation leaders who believe Texas’ prosperity is dependent on the conservation of its natural resources. TxN amplifies projects and activates new investment in conservation which returns real benefits for people, prosperity, and natural resources. Texan by Nature achieves mission goals through the Texan by Nature Certification program, Conservation Wrangler program, Symposia Series, and the Texan by Nature 20. Get involved and learn more at www.texanbynature.org and follow on Facebook @TexanbyNature, Twitter @TexanbyNature, and Instagram @texanbynature.

ABOUT NRG ENERGY

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to more than 3.7 million residential, small business, and commercial and industrial customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, and by working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.

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Подсмотренное самоубийство

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[indent] Все рушится как карточный домик. Один из тех, что ты тщательно выстраиваешь, точно стремишься попасть в книгу рекордов, однако одно неосторожное движение, и карты падают одна за другой, вызывая целую неконтролируемую лавину падения. Ливия стоит среди развалившейся колоды, поддевает носком кроссовка белесые прямоугольники, переворачивая их рубашками вверх. Ливия сама виновата в том, что ей остается только и смотреть на разруху, однако это то, кто она есть — разрушительница, и порой с истиной стоит примириться как можно раньше, чтобы не было еще больнее. В конце концов у нее нет ни шанса заполучить Рейчел, так почему бы не оборвать все тросы-канаты, коими связаны по праву рождения, резко и сразу, как перерезают пуповину, и научиться жить одной. Одиночество — ее судьба, пусть привести в действие окончательно получится по достижению совершеннолетия и окончания школы, когда получится уехать как можно дальше под прикрытием учебы да затеряться среди сотен тысяч таких же никому не нужных людей.
[indent] Рейчел с ней не говорит. Рейчел даже не смотрит на нее, то ли пристыженная, то ли обидившаяся, и игнорировать ее становится легче. Отчасти Оливии кажется, что это ее сейчас игнорируют, и пусть в груди что-то протяжно звенит, жжется и тянет, она лишь поджимает ноги, когда сидит с книгой на кровати, да обкусывает сухие губы, обдирая тонкую корочку с ранок, сочащихся сукровицей, едва та на них появляется. Это больно, хоть и не так, как не быть рядом с сестрой, но такая боль пойдет ей на пользу. Поможет избавиться от дури в голове, слезть с этой противоестественной зависимости. Лучше раньше, чем позже. Ведь так? Так?
[indent] Без сестры все как-то неправильно, и даже шоколад оказывается с горчинкой, точно ест просроченные, покрытые белым налетом конфеты, однако Ливия силится и пыжится, как типичный упертый подросток, пытающийся доказать свою точку зрения, не обращая при этом внимания на сопутствующий урон. Главное — правота, достижение цели, и нет разницы, по скольким головам придется пройтись, даже если приходится наступать на одну единственную, пусть и самую важную во всем мире.
[indent] Вот только все в любом случае получается откровенно хреново. Если дома Рейчел, наконец, дает ей то, что она у нее просит — свободу, превращаясь в тихую, вечно сидящую в своей норке мышку, то Оливия ждет, что это изменится, когда они вернутся к занятиям, однако и в школе сестра остается такой же, переставая при этом быть собой. Это не то чего хочет Лив.
[indent] Она хочет избавиться от душащих, неправильных чувств. Она хочет избавиться от унизительного опекунства. Она хочет перестать быть той тихой скромницей, которую просто необходимо социализировать. Но она совершенно точно не хочет, чтобы сестра переставала быть собой: яркой, обжигающе горячей, местной заводилой, окруженной друзьями. Это ее судьба, и черта с два она имеет права отказываться от нее, отказываться от шанса и дальше быть кем-то потрясающим, наверняка с впечатляющим будущим. Кто-то же из их семьи должен добиться всего, коль уж даже поровну разделить фортуну не получается.
[indent] Решение, на самом-то деле, простое, вот только перечеркивает все попытки что-то доказать, все попытки причинить боль малую, чтобы избежать большей. Но наблюдать целый день за поникшей сестрой, похожей на истлевшую свечу, оказывается выше любого максимального уровня ментальной боли.
[indent] Шоколадка — та самая, так горячо любимая марка и вкус — ложится на стол перед Рейчел, едва учитель сразу после звонка объявляет об окончании последнего урока. Оливия смотрит серьезно, снова отдирает зубами корочку на губах и чуть хмурится.
[indent] — Тебе не идет быть букой, — нарушает многодневное молчание, воцарившееся между ними после той истории со злосчастным письмом. — Это моя прерогатива.
[NIC]Olivia Austin[/NIC][STA]in my dreams, we’re together[/STA][AVA]https://imgur.com/N2xaVpG.gif[/AVA][LZ1]ОЛИВИЯ ОСТИН, 17 y.o.
profession: школьница
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«if you gave me the chance
I’d love you
until the last star in the universe blinks away
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A Decade of Care: Hanes Launches 10th National Sock Drive to Help the Homeless; Tops 3 Million Donated Pairs

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Small gifts often have the most meaning.

For the millions of people living homeless, a clean pair of socks is often described as “the gift of humanity.” Hanes, America’s No. 1 basic apparel, underwear and sock brand, is partnering with organizations fighting homelessness nationwide to deliver comfort to those who need it most through the Hanes National Sock Drive. The brand is marking 10 years of helping provide care and compassion during this year’s drive by:

  • Donating more than 250,000 pairs of socks directly to organizations fighting homelessness in all 50 states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Hanes has provided more than 3 million pairs of socks – one of the most requested items by relief agencies – to help the homeless.

  • Giving an additional pair of socks for every order of any apparel placed in December on Hanes.com. Socks will be provided to local homeless shelters.

  • Partnering with Rainier Fruit Company for its second “Pears for Pairs” campaign, which is currently running in United Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, and Lunds & Byerlys stores. From late September through January, Rainier is donating a portion of the proceeds from bulk and bagged pear sales to the Hanes National Sock Drive. In 2018, the Pears for Pairs campaign resulted in 20,000 pairs of socks being donated to five nonprofits.

  • Offering consumers the opportunity to participate directly in the program by visiting www.hanes.com/donate to gift socks ($1), women’s underwear ($1), men’s underwear ($1.50) and bras ($6) that will be distributed in needed styles and sizes.

  • Continuing its 10-year collaboration with Invisible People and its founder, Mark Horvath, to help raise awareness about homelessness. Invisible People uses innovative storytelling, educational resources and advocacy to help change how the public views homelessness and those living homeless in the United States and abroad.

“Most of us take basic apparel for granted, but we know a new, clean pair of socks can mean a lot to those experiencing homelessness,” said Sidney Falken, chief branding officer, HanesBrands. “We are committed to bringing a little comfort to those who need it most – and it is incredibly gratifying to have others, including many individuals across the country, join us in this effort.”

More than 100 agencies, including The Salvation Army Bell Shelter (Bell, California), Homeward Bound (Asheville, North Carolina) and Compassion Outreach Ministries (Columbus, Ohio), have received sock donations from Hanes.

“Small things really do make a big difference to our clients,” said Steve Lytle, director of The Salvation Army Bell Shelter. “The smile on a client’s face when she received a clean pair of socks for the first time in months was priceless. There was joy in her eyes and it was clear that the socks were the most precious gift she could have received in that moment. Another client said his gift of clean socks was a sign that there are people who care and that his life did matter.”

Homeward Bound distributes more than 2,000 pairs of socks a month to those living homeless.

“Homelessness is a community problem and it will take everyone’s support to help end the epidemic,” said Ashley Campbell, the agency’s outreach specialist. “Right now, some of your neighbors are living outside, in tents and under bridges, vulnerable to inclement weather and violence, stripped of dignity and our collective respect.

“There are so many ways to help,” Campbell continued. “Educate yourself about homelessness in your community, volunteer at your local agency fighting this issue or simply make a donation that would help a nonprofit save its limited resources.”

Jeffrey Tabor, director of TWO Men’s Ministry House for Compassion Outreach Ministries of Ohio, added that there is no donation too small to be used for good to fulfill a basic human need.

“Imagine the importance of just one pair of socks when you are focused on keeping your feet dry and warm during the cold winter months,” Tabor said. “That’s why we are so thankful for our partnership with Hanes, which has fulfilled an immediate, basic human need for so many people.”

Lytle underscores, however, that sometimes it all boils down to human contact. “Acknowledge people who are experiencing homelessness with a smile or hello,” he said. “By engaging with a person who is experiencing homelessness we are saying ‘I see you and you matter.’”

The Hanes National Sock Drive is part of Hanes for Good, the corporate responsibility program of Hanes’ parent company, HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI).

Organizations distributing Hanes socks include:

State

City

Organization

Alabama

Mobile

Family Promise of Coastal Alabama

Alaska

Anchorage

Brother Francis Shelter

Arizona

Phoenix

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Arkansas

Fayetteville

7Hills Center

California

Bell

The Salvation Army Bell Shelter

Hollywood

Covenant House California

Los Angeles

East Los Angeles Women's Center - Hope & H.E.A.R.T Emergency Shelter

Ktown for All

Los Angeles Mission

Street Symphony

San Diego

Father Joe's Village

Santa Clara

Bill Wilson Center

Watsonville

The Salvation Army

Whittier

Whittier Area Interfaith Council

Colorado

Denver

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Connecticut

Ansonia

Master's Table Community Meals

Waterbury

St. Vincent DePaul

Delaware

Dover

The Salvation Army

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Covenant House Washington

Miriam's Kitchen

Florida

DeLand

God's Bathhouse

Fort Lauderdale

Covenant House Florida

Jacksonville Beach

Mission House

Lakeland

Talbot House Ministries

Pensacola

Alfred-Washburn Center

Waterfront Rescue Mission

Tampa

The Salvation Army

Georgia

Atlanta

Covenant House Georgia

Crossroads Community Ministries

Nicholas House

Zaban Paradies Center

Savannah

Divine Rest Inc.

Hawaii

Hilo

Hope Services Hawaii Inc.

Idaho

Boise

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter

Illinois

Chicago

Covenant House Illinois

Lawndale Christian Health Center

The Night Ministry

The Salvation Army

Indiana

Indianapolis

Horizon House

Wheeler Mission

Iowa

Council Bluffs

MICHA House

Iowa City

Shelter House

Kansas

Topeka

Topeka Rescue Mission

Kentucky

Louisville

The Salvation Army

Louisiana

New Orleans

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Maine

Bangor

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Maryland

Baltimore

Agape House Inc.

Baltimore Station

Massachusetts

Boston

Pine Street Inn

Michigan

Detroit

Covenant House Michigan

Mount Clemens

Turning Point

Minnesota

Minneapolis

St. Stephen's Street Outreach

Mississippi

Vicksburg

Warren County Children's Shelter

Missouri

St. Louis

Students-in-Transition (St. Louis School Board)

Montana

Billings

Montana Rescue Mission

Nebraska

Omaha

Siena/Francis House

Nevada

Las Vegas

Caridad Charity

New Hampshire

Concord

Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Plymouth

Bridge House Inc.

New Jersey

Freehold

Destiny's Bridge

Lawrenceville

HomeFront

Newark

Covenant House New Jersey

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Joy Junction

New York

New York

Covenant House New York

Midnight Run

Syracuse

Rescue Mission Alliance

North Carolina

Asheville

Homeward Bound

Charlotte

Men's Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center

Thomasville

Cooperative Community Ministry

Winston-Salem

Bethesda Center

Samaritan Ministries

The Salvation Army

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission

North Dakota

Bismarck

Ministry on the Margins

Minot

YWCA Minot

Ohio

Akron

Community Support Services

Cincinnati

Shelterhouse

Cleveland

The City Mission Men's Crisis Center

Columbus

Compassion Outreach Ministries

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

City Rescue Mission

Oregon

Lebanon

Family Assistance and Resource Center

Portland

Central City Concern

Pennsylvania

Natrona

The Building Block of Natrona

Philadelphia

Bethesda Project

Covenant House Pennsylvania

Project HOME

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net

Pottsville

Schuylkill Women in Crisis

Wilkes-Barre

The Salvation Army

Puerto Rico

San Juan

The Salvation Army

Rhode Island

Providence

Crossroads Rhode Island

South Carolina

Columbia

Transitions Homeless Center

Sioux Falls

Bishop Dudley Hospitality House

Tennessee

Kingsport

Hunger First

Memphis

Urban Bike Food Ministry

Nashville

Open Table

Texas

Austin

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Copperas Cove

Operation Stand Down Central Texas

Dallas

The Stewpot Dallas

Farmers Branch

Just Because Inc.

Houston

Covenant House Texas

Lord of the Streets

Utah

Salt Lake City

The Road Home

Vermont

Burlington

Committee On Temporary Shelter

Virginia

Charlottesville

The Haven

Richmond

The Salvation Army

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army

West Virginia

Charleston

Union Mission

Parkersburg

The Salvation Army

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

The Guest House of Milwaukee

Waukesha

Hope Center

Wyoming

Casper

Wyoming Rescue Mission

 

Hanes
Hanes, America's No. 1 apparel brand, is a leading brand of intimate apparel, underwear, sleepwear, socks and casual apparel. Hanes products can be found at leading retailers nationwide and online direct to consumers at www.Hanes.com.  

HanesBrands

HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Bonds, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bras N Things, Nur Die/Nur Der, Alternative, L’eggs, JMS/Just My Size, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, and Gear for Sports. More information about the company and its award-winning corporate social responsibility initiatives may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate. Visit our newsroom at https://newsroom.hanesbrands.com/. Connect with the company via social media: Twitter (@hanesbrands), Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc), Instagram (@hanesbrands), and LinkedIn (@Hanesbrandsinc).

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Carole Crosslin, HanesBrands                                                                                                   

336-671-3704 (mobile)                                                                      

carole.crosslin@hanes.com 

 

Jamie Wallis, Hanes

336-519-4758

jamie.wallis@hanes.com


          

Client Success Manager - Hayes Software Systems - Austin, TX

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Leaked docs give inside view of China's mass detention camps

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Last month, hundreds of documents obtained by The New York Times gave an inside view of China's growing indoctrination camps. In the country's northwestern region, Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained for ideological transformation, isolated from the outside world. Austin Ramzy, a reporter with the New York Times, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about the findings.
          

How Texas sweethearts became world's 'oldest married couple'

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AUSTIN — It was 1934 and John Henderson wanted a car.So he shelled out $26 for a used green Dodge Roadster, hoping the wheels would bring new adventures and impress fellow University of Texas classmates like Charlotte Curtis, the pretty girl who sat in front of him in zoology class."It turned out to be the best $26 I ever spent," said John Henderson, now 106. "I dated Charlotte all during the [...]
          

God’s Awesomeness In Austin

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Tony Dale and his team at Sedera Health and The Karis group brought us amazing stories out of Texas today! Tony joined us to share the latest stories of his faith and work experience, and how his companies are impacting families across the Lone Star State – and beyond.
          

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Data di uscita: 18 settembre 2019
Genere: Commedia, Drammatico
Anno: 2019
Regia: Quentin Tarantino
Attori: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Zoe Bell, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Damian Lewis, Michael Madsen, Luke Perry, Julia Butters, Clifton Collins Jr., Scoot McNairy, Nicholas Hammond, Maurice Compte, Damon Herriman, Lew Temple, Margaret Qualley, Spencer Garrett, Austin Butler, Mike Moh, Rafal Zawierucha, Lena Dunham
Paese: Gran Bretagna, USA
Durata: 145 min
Distribuzione: Sony Pictures Italia/Warner Bros. Pictures Italia
Sceneggiatura: Quentin Tarantino
Fotografia: Robert Richardson
Montaggio: Fred Raskin
Produzione: Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

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Rick Dalton, un attore televisivo, e Cliff Booth, la sua controfigura, intraprendono una personalissima odissea per affermarsi nell&#39;industria cinematografica nella Los Angeles del 1969, segnata dagli omicidi di Charles Manson.


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Healthcare: RN / Operating Room - Olathe, Kansas

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'Cats' Takes on the Woman Yelling at Cat Meme

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In a world filled with endlessly exhausting brand Twitter accounts, the social media team behind the Cats movie is doing pretty okay.

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From some clever comebacks to decent riffs on current viral trends, it's obvious their team's been working hard — and the proof is in their latest twist on a perennial meme classic.

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Earlier today, the Cats account brazenly put their own signature spin on the classic Woman Yelling at Cat meme.

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Keeping the infamous Real Housewives of Beverly Hills screenshot featuring Taylor Armstrong, Cats decided to sub the surprised cat react with one of their own CGI felines.

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"Here for the turkey and the drama," they wrote, alongside a still of Francesca Hayward's Cats character looking ravenous at a dinner table, "And it looks like we're all out of turkey."

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Honestly, it's pretty funny. Check it out, below, and pray for a Taylor Swift-centric meme next.

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The Cock Destroyers Have Earned Their Icon Status

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Rebecca More and Sophie Anderson are two self-proclaimed sluts with a sharp business acumen, a talent for tapping into the cultural conversation, and outlooks that are as entrepreneurial as they are ostentatious. Look no further than the origin story of their infamous "We're fucking Cock Destroyers" video — a moment in viral history that has since positioned them as queer icons, owners of a new merch line, and stars of Men.com's new period piece gay porn series A Tale of Two Cock Destroyers.

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The iconic video was birthed from a luxury hotel gang bang, or rather a moment in between a sold-out morning session and an afternoon iteration that needed a little sales boost, when the British porn stars decided to take matters into their own hands.

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"I've always made videos that [tapped] into the power of the internet," More says, mischievously. "I've always known it was very good for sales… and we had to fill the spaces, so I just popped the phone on and it came from the heart. Organically."

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After uploading the initial video, More says she "completely forgot" about recording the promo — something that contributed to her immense surprise once the video went viral a few weeks later. In fact, they weren't even sure what people were referring to after the first few "you're a gay icon" messages began coming in.

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"We were like, 'What have we done?' We couldn't understand what they were going on about," More says, explaining that an upload of the promo by another person was what actually caused the clip to go viral. "[It took] people who kept reciting the video back to us for us to figure it out... so we watched it again and just started laughing, like, 'Oh, we are extreme.'"

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As More puts it, even in their "little bubble," she and Anderson are "known for being quite rude and extreme with our words and stuff," though, according to More, she's always been "a bit extra."

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"I always felt different… a little like my parents weren't actually my parents," More says before launching into a conversation about how she didn't really find her way until her twenties when she was training to become a lawyer after having her second child. But after emerging from a bad relationship, More eventually moved to London, where she completed her degree and began working for the Citizens Advice Bureau, even though the pay was less-than-ideal for a single mom of two. As a result, she began webcamming, stripping, and then escorting — something that she says taught her to hustle.

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"It was the sex industry versus being on that bread line," More says, though she admits the amount of criticism she's received for choosing to take this route has been substantial. "People would say to me, 'These women, they don't do that, they make sure they suffer,' and that sort of thing," she recalls. "But I was like, 'I don't want to suffer. I want to have money and have a good life."

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Similarly, Anderson says she "never really felt at home, [as] you know, a bit of a weirdo, an oddball," especially as a woman whose always been in touch with her sexuality, though that also took a while for her to truly embrace.

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"[Sex work] has really helped me, not just from a monetary point of view, but a 'finding out who I am, and how fucking strong I am' point of view," Anderson says — a point bolstered by More's belief that we should all be fighting for a woman's "right to be a slut."

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That said, More says this isn't a lesson that came easy, as it took cheating partners and a lot of sexist, double standard-laden naysay to help her realize that she also had a personal distaste for the conventional "one partner my entire life… eating spaghetti bolognese together every night of the week" model.

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"Like, if I want to sleep with a guy, I'm gonna do it. What's the problem?" More says, before explaining that age and pure life experience taught her a lot. And while the industry veteran does think times are changing for the better, she still acknowledges that there's a lot of work to be done, especially when it comes to the rulemakers of society, including banking institutions and the UK parliament, which proposed its own version of America's harmful FOSTA/SESTA legislation last year.

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"There's still that prejudice, we're not over that," More says, adding that some women she works with are still ashamed. "It hasn't been an easy ride in many ways, but everyone's going to judge."

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That said, More also admits that she's been working on her attitude toward judgmental bullshit for a while, explaining that, "when you've had to try and fight your way through life, you have to become very vocal when you have struggles," especially when it comes to being a single mom who's also a sex worker.

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"You just have to become more of a fighting spirit," More says, her tone shifting slightly as she lets out a giggle. "And you're not going to give a shit about anything."

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Anderson echoes this sentiment and says that she really loves that the duo "are out there and spreading the sex-positive message and not giving two fucks to people's negativity," especially when it comes to supporting their newfound queer fanbase.

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"It makes a difference to people's lives, especially if they feel they have to hide something away from people as they are [afraid] of being rejected or not accepted," Anderson says, before adding how she's felt incredibly welcomed by the queer community.

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"How lucky am I!" she exclaims, "It just seems this family accepts and understands me and my [love of] sexuality… [but again] it's all about accepting yourself."

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Which leads us to their latest "dream come true" endeavor, A Tale of Two Cock Destroyers. Though it's a Men.com production, More and Anderson were asked to join the period piece as two rival, Victorian-era brothel madams fighting, sending each other to prison and, as Anderson puts it, "ordering my whore boys around."

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The video features some of the biggest names in gay porn — including Ty Mitchell, Joey Mills, and Johnny Rapid — and More explains that while they were a little nervous about being "straight girls on a gay porn set," they decided to say yes as big "fan girls" who just "felt honored to be accepted onto a gay set."

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"We were just really happy to be there and it was so nice of them to be like, 'We love you,'" she continues. "There was a lot of mutual respect going on, we really just had the fucking time of our life."

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And while they both agree that being a part of the production was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience, they want to continue being active allies and supporters of the queer community for years to come. Their first plan? According to More, the Cock Destroyers are currently training for a 10K run on World AIDS Day to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust, a British charity that provides HIV and sexual health services.

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"Sophie and I have to stick together! We're not doing a competition, but we are training for this run together, [which will be] in the freezing cold," More lets out one last laugh, "But it's such a good charity. It'll be worth it."

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Welcome to "Sex with Sandra," a column by Sandra Song about the ever-changing face of sexuality. Whether it be spotlight features on sex work activists, deep dives into hyper-niche fetishes, or overviews on current legislation and policy, "Sex with Sandra" is dedicated to examining some of the biggest sex-related discussions happening on the Internet right now.

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Support the Cock Destroyers' fundraising efforts for the Terrence Higgins Trust, here.

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Illustrations by Austin Call (@Duhrivative)


          

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The 31 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Dec 2-5

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by Mercury EverOut Staff

Hello, December 2019. It looks like you're getting off to a very lively start so far, and Portland is definitely benefitting from a whole bunch of amazing Things to Do this week, including the start of the Holiday Ale Fest, another installment of the I, Anonymous Show, the Christmas Ships are coming through, and (checks notes) KENNY G IS HERE!?!? As always, that's only the BEGINNING—hit the links below and plan your week accordingly


Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Monday, Dec 2

Battles, Palm
Of the experimental New York foursome that were Battles, only two remain: Ian Williams and John Stanier. No, they didn’t actually battle each other (although they should say they did). It’s funny to think of their 2006 track “Tras”—which sounded like a metal song that became a math equation—as this group’s hit single, but that’s what we were nodding our heads to on the way to shows. Over the past few albums, Battles has fooled with incorporating vocals into their complex and symmetrical “bleep bloop” compositions, and on their new album Juice B Crypts they include one-off collaborations with singers like Xenia Rubinos, rappers like Shabazz Palaces, and groups like Tune-Yards. But I still like their instrumental tracks like “A Loop So Nice” best. (Mon Dec 2, 8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $20-25) SUZETTE SMITH

Takács Quartet
The folks at Friends of Chamber Music have been welcoming world-class players to Portland for more than 75 years, and tonight and tomorrow, they host four of the best with a sublime program tucked up their collective sleeve. The Takács Quartet, having performed in legendary concert halls around the globe for several decades, is what's known in certain classical music circles as "the shit." (Mon-Tues Dec 2-3, 7:30 pm, PSU Lincoln Performance Hall, $32-57) BRIAN HORAY

Daughters, Lingua Ignota
It almost goes without saying that Rhode Island noise rock band Daughters comes with a lot of baggage. Even as they debuted in 2003, with their much-lauded Canada Songs, they were seeking to cast off their past lives as the grindcore group As the Sun Sets. Canada Songs was a controlled chaos of screams and blistering guitar licks; by the time you could tell the songs apart, they had you. The band fell out around their third record, as bands do, but reformed to release 2018’s You Won’t Get What You Want which collects a variety of discordant music styles into an interesting and controlled catalog. These days it seems like Daughters frontman Alexis Marshall wants to employ more throbbing-noise and altar calls than chaotic screaming freak-outs, which I would say is a sign of maturity if he hadn’t suggested last year that people should punch journalists they don’t agree with. (Mon Dec 2, 8 pm, Bossanova Ballroom, $20) SUZETTE SMITH

Sir Woman
Prolific Austin-based singer/songwriter Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child, Glorietta) brings her newly-minted funk project to the Doug Fir Lounge for a headlining show supporting her solo debut, Party City. (Mon Dec 2, 9 pm, Doug Fir, $15)

The Benson's Annual Gingerbread Unveiling
Pulling back the sheet on a 40-plus year-old Portland tradition, a tradition made out of 200 pounds of gingerbread, 30 pounds of white chocolate, 15 pounds of dark chocolate, and 30 pounds of marzipan. Attendeeds are encourage to not only marvel at this feat of baking, and enjoy delicious gingerbread treats, but to donate new, unwrapped toys for the Children's Cancer Association. (Mon Dec 2, 4 pm, The Benson Hotel, free, all ages)

The Tenors Christmas
The renowned vocal group consisting of Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray return to Portland to spread some holiday cheer with backing from conductor Raúl Gómez and the Oregon Symphony. (Mon Dec 2, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $35 & Up, all ages)

Pizza Night
The two words in the title alone should be enough to capture your attention and hold it there, but in the interest of fully informing you: Olympia Provisions, home of godlike meats, has a night dedicated to making meaty pizzas, as well as a wine menu featuring selections perfectly paired with the flavors available, and only local bands on the speakers. (Mon Dec 2, 5 pm, Olympia Provisions, free)


Tuesday, Dec 3

It's a Tony Starlight Christmas
If you like your holiday swinging with a dose of cocktails, check out It's a Tony Starlight Christmas, in which Portland's fave crooner is joined by a rat pack of talented singers to perform classic holiday hits (and comedy) in the style of Frank, Dino, Liza, Bing, and more. (Tues Dec 3, 7:30 pm, The Tony Starlight Showroom, $27-75)

Kenny G: Celebrating 25 Years of Miracles
GET READY FOR SOME KENNY G FACTS IN YOUR FACE, MOTHERFORKERS! Fact one: Kenny G grew up in Seattle and studied accounting at the University of Washington! WHAT. Fact two: In 1997, Kenny G held the world record for playing the longest continual note on a saxophone (an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds). BANG! Fact three: Kenny G is super popular in China! His song “Going Home” is played at the end of business days at many shopping malls, health clubs, and train stations. SLAMMA-JAMMA! And Fact four: Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album is one of the most successful holiday albums of all time, selling eight million copies, which he’ll be playing IN ITS ENTIRETY at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for the luckiest, motherforking ears in the world—yours. BATHE IN HIS GLORIOUS MAJESTY, YOU UNDESERVING BUNGHOLES! (Tues Dec 3, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $35 & Up, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Dreamers, Arrested Youth, American Teeth
The NYC-based trio headed up by Nick Wold, Marc Nelson, and Jacob Lee Wick brings their indie pop and rock back through town for an all-ages show supporting their latest full-length, Launch Fly Land. (Tues Dec 3, 8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $17-20, all ages)

Relentless Splendor's 99-Minute Comedy Fest
Suki's plays host to this comedy smorgasbord from Relentless Splendor, packing a whole comedy festival's worth of entertainment into 99 minutes, with sets from Simon Gibson, Whitney Streed's Rants Off Dance Off, Chris Khatami's Spec Script, and more. (Tues Dec 3, 7:30 pm, Suki's Bar & Grill, $5)

Flights for Your Rights: Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon Holiday Wine Party
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon is getting into the holidays the correct way: with lots and lots of wine. And because they're Planned Parenthood, not only will it be fun, but you'll be doing some good, with proceeds helping secure even more victories for reproductive rights in 2020. (Tues Dec 3, 6:30 pm, Southeast Wine Collective, $20)

Jim Breuer
Goat Boys never grow up, and Jim Breuer has been touring non-stop ever since leaving Saturday Night Live, with a resume containing successful radio shows and podcasts alongside more well known entries like his role in the stoner-classic Half Baked. He also is maybe the best one-man AC/DC impersonator who ever lived? Pretty specific niche, yes, but a very loud and entertaining one. (Tues Dec 3, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $32.50-50, all ages)

Drag Queen Bingo: Benefit for Animal Aid and Project Pooch
Poison Waters presents a special edition of Drag Queen Bingo benefitting Animal Aid and Project POOCH, because 'tis the season to give, and what better gift to give than to help puppers in need. Plus, you know, drag queens and bingo is always a recipe for good times. (Tues Dec 3, 6 pm, Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery, free)

French Vanilla, Conditioner, Plastic Weather
Having visited Portland last year while supporting Detroit rocker Stef Chura, Los Angeles feminist art-punk outfit French Vanilla brings their shapeshifting sounds back to the stage at Mississippi Studios for a headlining set supporting their latest album, How Am I Not Myself? (Tues Dec 3, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-14)


Wednesday, Dec 4

The I, Anonymous Show
If you love sick secrets, crazy rants, and side-splitting laughs, have we got a show for you! The I, Anonymous Show stars the fabulous Kate Murphy, who selects the wildest, strangest submissions from the beloved Mercury column and reads them live on stage. Joining Kate is a panel of whip-smart comedians—this month it’s Tory Ward, Jake Silberman, and Dylan Jenkins—who dissect these submissions with hilarious precision. If you’re looking for serious fun, the I, Anonymous Show is the place to be! (Wed Dec 4, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

The Holiday Ale Festival
For the 24th straight year, Pioneer Courthouse Square gets tented, heated, and filled with over 50 specialty winter ales from some of the best brewers in the country. Come down spread some holiday cheer while indulging in an array of delicious Belgians, barleywines, stouts, and sours you won't find at the supermarket, and capitalize on the opportunity to talk to the geniuses responsible for making all these delicious suds, too. (Wed-Sun Dec 4-8, Pioneer Courthouse Squre, $40-100)

Mount Eerie, Julie Dorion
It’s been over a decade since the release of Lost Wisdom, the beautifully sparse 2008 collaboration that saw Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum link up with his musical hero, Julie Doiron of Eric’s Trip, along with Canadian musician Fred Squire. Recorded in Elverum’s hometown of Anacortes while Doiron and Squire were on a brief layover between touring and recording sessions of their own, the album was embraced by fans and quickly tucked away, with Elverum moving on to experiment with black metal on Wind’s Poem and Doiron returning to her indie rock roots with I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day. Fortunately, Elverum and Doiron have reunited for Lost Wisdom pt. 2; the accompanying tour gives Elverum another chance to share the stage with his favorite singer and fans an opportunity to witness these desolate, yet endearing songs in a live setting. (Wed Dec 4, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $20, all ages) CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Rupi Kaur
The author of the acclaimed poetry collections milk and honey and the sun and her flowers returns to Portland for a guaranteed-to-be emotionally and intellectually stirring evening. (Wed Dec 4, 8 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $29-65)

Spoon, Nicole Atkins
Spoon, the preeminent indie ensemble of the aughts, has officially made enough albums to warrant a “best of” record—and they’re taking it on the road. The group’s compilation, Everything Hits at Once, will get you on the dancefloor with classics like “I Turn My Camera On,” “The Underdog,” and “The Way We Get By,” and a bonus new single “No Bullets Spent.” (Wed Dec 4, 8 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $38-42) ALEX ZIELINSKI

Bedouine
Syrian-born/Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Azniv Korkejian, better known by her stage name Bedouine, brings her country- and funk-tinged folk music to the Doug Fir for a headlining show supporting her new album, Bird Songs of a Kiljoy. (Wed Dec 4, 9 pm, Doug Fir, $15-17)

High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master, Creeping Death
Sleep guitarist Matt Pike brings his sludge metal and psychedelic thrash band High on Fire back through town to split a co-headline show with Dallas hardcore thrashers Power Trip. Devil Master and Creeping Death round out the all-ages show. (Wed Dec 4, 8 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $22-25, all ages)

Tents, Cataldo, Nyles Lannon
Fresh off the release of their latest album, Medicine, local quintet Tents bring their synthy and soothing indie-pop through Holocene to head up a hometown show along with support from Seattle's Cataldo and San Francisco-based artist Nyles Lannon. (Wed Dec 4, 8:30 pm, Holocene, $8-10)


Thursday, Dec 5

Christmas Ships Parade
Since 1954, the mighty waters of the Columbia and Willamette have been home to the ONLY Christmas tradition that’s worth a damn: THE CHRISTMAS SHIPS, a mighty fleet of delightfully decorated boats that patrol our land's dark, dangerous waves—bringing us boisterous light and joy, and banishing sinister sea lions and razor-toothed mer-people to the rotting, watery depths! Nearly every night until Christmas, this jaunty procession of slow-moving, light-spangled boats will valiantly cruise through all sorts of territory, from Milwaukie to Vancouver—AND there’ll be meet and greets, where you can cram your eye-holes with close-up views of the festive boats (!) and meet the fearless skippers (!!) who heroically navigate their vessels across our rivers and into our hearts. (Thurs Dec 5-Sun Dec 22, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, free, all ages) ERIK HENRIKSEN

The Thesis
The Thesis is known for consistently bringing together some of the most promising names in Portland hip-hop, and this month’s lineup is true to form: esoteric rapper Donte Thomas, R&B/pop crooner Kid Indigo, commanding MC Mickey Taelor, skilled sampler Trox, and locally beloved DJ Verbz. But my personal favorite artist on this month’s bill is Maarquii, the dynamic genderqueer rapper/performer whose latest singles feature a full, expertly produced sound and a good amount of lyrical swagger. “Won’t you bump that new Maarquii?” they ask on “Day Ones.” Indeed, won’t you? (Thurs Dec 5, 9 pm, Kelly's Olympian, $10) BLAIR STENVICK

Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee is best known for appearances on Girl Code, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, and HBO's Crashing, but her stand-up is as good a place as any to be wowed by not just her punchlines but her presence. (Thurs Dec 5, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $25-33)

Madame Gandhi, MILCK, SassyBlack
Los Angeles-based producer, drummer, and activist Madame Gandhi (AKA Madame Gandhi) brings her percussive electronic afrobeat sounds to the Doug Fir Lounge for a Portland show supporting her electrofeminist solo EP series. Fellow LA-based artist MILCK and Seattle's SassyBlack round out the bill. (Thurs Dec 5, 9 pm, Doug Fir, $15)

The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lennon Stella
The Chainsmokers' overblown, triumphantly loud type of EDM is perfectly curated for giant arenas and outdoor partying. Remember to stay hydrated since you'll be dancing to this set all night. (Thurs Dec 5, 7 pm, Moda Center, $14-119)

Channel Tres, DJ Shi Shi, DJ Black Daria
Having supported Vince Staples and JPEGMAFIA on a tour that hit the Roseland earlier this year, Compton-hailing DJ, producer, and musician Channel Tres brings his unique blend of house-infused hip-hop and R&B back to town for a headlining set of his own. (Thurs Dec 5, 8:30 pm, Holocene, $12-15)

Whose Live Anyway?
The cast of TV's Whose Line is it Anyway? bring their improvised comedy to the Revolution Hall stage. Featuring Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray, and special guest Dave Foley from the Kids in the Hall and Newsradio. (Thurs Dec 5, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $35-55)

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward
In-demand guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward team up for a night of blues, soul, and funk at Mississippi Studios when they roll through Portland in support of their collaborative debut, Music!Music!Music! (Thurs Dec 5, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $22-25)

Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!

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The 26 Funniest Things to Do in Portland: December 2019

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John Oliver
Apparently this guy has a "comedy/news" show on cable or something? He's no Wendy Williams, that's for sure. But if you're hoping to watch this anonymous English man tell news jokes (I've already forgotten what he looks like and his picture is right there) then this is probably the show you've been waiting for. It'd be cooler if this was a Wendy Williams show, but hey, you can't always get what you want. (Sat-Sun Dec 28-29, 7 pm & 9:30 pm, Keller Auditorium, $65-95)


The Jackie & Laurie Show
The comedy podcast starring a pair of veterans in a stand-up scene that isn't particularly easy on women comes to Kickstand for a live episode. (Sun Dec 1, 1 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $20-25)

My Friend Chuck
A live podcast episode of My Friend Chuck, the show about friendship, erotica, dinosaurs (sometimes), and much, much more, starring McKenzie Goodwin and two-time Hugo nominee Dr. Chuck Tingle, author of landmark works like Space Raptor Butt Invasion and Breaking the Fourth Butt: Eight Hot-to-Trot Meta Tinglers. (Sun Dec 1, 8 pm, Dante's, $20)

Jim Breuer
Goat Boys never grow up, and Jim Breuer has been touring non-stop ever since leaving Saturday Night Live, with a resume containing successful radio shows and podcasts alongside more well known entries like his role in the stoner-classic Half Baked. He also is maybe the best one-man AC/DC impersonator who ever lived? Pretty specific niche, yes, but a very loud and entertaining one. (Tues Dec 3, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $32.50-50, all ages)

Relentless Splendor's 99-Minute Comedy Fest
Suki's plays host to this comedy smorgasbord from Relentless Splendor, packing a whole comedy festival's worth of entertainment into 99 minutes, with sets from Simon Gibson, Whitney Streed's Rants Off Dance Off, Chris Khatami's Spec Script, and more. (Tues Dec 3, 7:30 pm, Suki's Bar & Grill, $5)

The I, Anonymous Show
If you love sick secrets, crazy rants, and side-splitting laughs, have we got a show for you! The I, Anonymous Show stars the fabulous Kate Murphy, who selects the wildest, strangest submissions from the beloved Mercury column and reads them live on stage. Joining Kate is a panel of whip-smart comedians—this month it’s Tory Ward, Jake Silberman, and Dylan Jenkins—who dissect these submissions with hilarious precision. If you’re looking for serious fun, the I, Anonymous Show is the place to be! (Wed Dec 4, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10)

Whose Live Anyway?
The cast of TV's Whose Line is it Anyway? bring their improvised comedy to the Revolution Hall stage. Featuring Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray, and special guest Dave Foley from the Kids in the Hall and Newsradio. (Thurs Dec 5, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $35-55)

Broke Gravy & Friends: Season of Giving
Portland's own Chris Williams, Eric Simons, and Leon Anderson (AKA Broke Gravy) invite a few special guests down to the Kickstand Comedy Space for a special holiday showcase, with improv, games, and more. Plus, in conjunction with Comedy Really Cares’ 3rd Annual Winter Fundraiser, all proceeds collected at the event will benefit the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) and their focus on Oregon incarceration issues—including the rights of POC, women, immigrants, and more (Thurs Dec 5, 7 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $10, all ages)

Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee is best known for appearances on Girl Code, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, and HBO's Crashing, but her stand-up is as good a place as any to be wowed by not just her punchlines but her presence. (Dec 5-7, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $25-33)

A John Waters Christmas: Filthier & Merrier
The crown prince of perversion, John Waters, returns to Portland with his one-of-a-kind one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Those who are faint of heart beware and prepare for an evening of hilarious blasphemy. (Fri Dec 6, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $37-46)

Drunk Herstory
The Funhouse Lounge invites you to come out and brush up on your knowledge of queer history with help from an array of talented (and intoxicated) drag performers, including Nae Nae Dominatrix, Betty Poops, Dahlia Hearts, Dee Lyrium, Amy TaKill Phoenix, Loretta Good Lodchild, Kisses Ash, Beatrix Switch, and Sue E. Psydoll. (Sun Dec 8, 6 pm, Funhouse Lounge, $6-40)

The Bold and the Beardiful
A hirsute comedy show for some of the city's fuzziest stand-ups, and for those who think jokes work better when they're leaving a scruffy face. Hosted by Ernie Olson and James Bozquez, with performances by Adam Pasi, Brandon Lyons, Jake Breslauer, and Jake Tooley. (Thurs Dec 12, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $12)

Dear Diary: 1-Year Anniversary Show
The improv show dedicated to taking all those things you put in your diary during your tween years, and loosing them upon the stage in the most hilarrible ways is celebrating its first anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, show creator Anne Zander will take the stage as this month's guest diarist. The performers tasked with taking her mortification and turning it into comedy gold are Natalie Haddad (Show Ridiculous), Katie Kester (Show Ridiculous), Roland Mechanik (Cut and Run), Brianna Núñez-Webb (Cut and Run), Emily Shankman (Show Ridiculous), Lauren Sinner (Night Cheese), and Emilie Sites (Papa?) (Thurs Dec 12, 7:30 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $10)

Felipe Esparza
The Mexican comedian known for his recent HBO special, Translate This, brings his raw, real-life stand-up back to Portland for a stop on "The Bad Hambre" tour. (Fri Dec 13, 7 pm, Revolution Hall, $37.50 & Up)

Mike Epps
Helium hosts a weekend of stand-up with the talented and likable comedian and actor out of Indianapolis, known for his roles in The Boondocks, Friday After Next, and The Hangover, as well as his brand new memoir, Unsuccessful Thug. (Dec 13-15, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Sun 7 pm & 9:30 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $40-55)

Kristen Key
Coming to Portland fresh off of stealing the show on NBC's Bring the Funny is West Texas-raised comedian Kristen Key, with support from Belinda Carroll, Jenna Vesper, D. Martin Austin, and Kat Buckley, with a special burlesque performance by Vanity Thorn. (Fri Dec 13, 9:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $15-20)

Trevor Noah
It took a little bit, but comedian Trevor Noah finally made The Daily Show all his own, and he's using that momentum to propel himself into his latest tour, "Loud & Clear," stopping at the Moda this winter. (Sat Dec 14, 7:30 pm, Moda Center, $36-92)

Minority Retort
Fresh off shows at both the Pacific Crest and Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festivals, Portland's best stand-up comedy showcase spotlighting comedians of color returns with a December installment, featuring sets from Jaren George, Stephanie Patricio, Richie Aflleje, Thomas Lundy, and headliner Adam Past. Hosted by Jason Lamb, Julia Ramos, and Neeraj Srinivasan. (Sat Dec 14, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $12-15)

Amir K
Mississippi Studios hosts an evening of stand-up with the Iranian-born, SoCal-raised comedian who has appeared on MADtv and Comedy Central and won a SAG award for his role in the Oscar-winning film Argo. (Sat Dec 14, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20-24)

Reading the Bible with Dan
Comedian Dan Weber and a slew of his funny friends bring his bible-reading podcast to life on the Helium stage. (Tues Dec 17, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $12)

The Siren Theater's Best Christmas Ever!
Somebody has to say it: Holiday spectaculars are reliably unspectacular. But not when they star the gut-busting geniuses at the Siren Theater. That’s right! Charming goofballs Shelley McLendon, Erin Jean O'Regan, Justin Himes, Jed Arkley, Kirsten Kuppenbender, and the Mercurys own Wm. Steven Humphrey are back with an all-new sketch comedy holiday treat. Turn off Netflix’s Yule Log and get out there! (Wed Dec 18-Sat Dec 21, 7:30 pm, Siren Theater, $14-20)

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention!
BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are both Seattle gals (though Jinkx actually grew up and started her drag career right here in Portland), and were both on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but they are total opposites. BenDeLaCreme provides the sugar, while Jinkx comes hard with the spice. Come see these hilarious queens as they contrastingly deal with the stressful holiday season. (Thurs Dec 19, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $32-39)

Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher
One of comedian Natasha Leggero’s greatest strengths is her crowd work, and now that’s she’s married to (the also very funny) Moshe Kasher, this pair of laugh-makers are legitimately qualified to offer their audiences on-point relationship advice. Though it shouldn’t be very difficult, drag your partner to this show, confess your deepest relationship problems to Natasha and Moshe, and prepare to be buried alive underneath a pile of hilarious knowledge, opinions, and (of course) jokes from this charming dynamic duo of comedy. (Dec 19-21, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $25-33)

Batman Returns Returns
Director Megan Tabaque and a full cast of performers and artists from Austin and Portland bring a satirical musical recreation of Batman Returns to the Revolution Hall stage for a two-night stand, staring Sabrina Ellis (Sweet Spirit, A Giant Dog) as Batman, Har Mar Superstar (AKA Sean Tillmann) as the Penguin, Toody Cole as Alfred, Holland Andrews (Like A Villain) as Catwomen, and Lance Bangs as Commissioner Gordon. Expect plenty of crowd-interaction, elaborate handmade sets, brand new music, and loads of surprises and special guests. (Thurs-Fri Dec 19-20, 7:30 pm, Revolution Hall, $15-30, all ages)

Disowned
The return of Jenna Vesper's stand-up showcase with a twist: Instead of just telling jokes about the parents, comedians will be telling jokes in front of their parents, followed by a Q&A with said parents about what the hell it was like raising a stand-up comedian, and what it felt like to hear that come out of their mouth just now. Tonight's guests include Miss Maddie, Vee Chattie, Lacy Day, and Emma Pace Jonas. (Fri Dec 27, 7:30 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $10)

Jay Larson
Spend your New Year's Eve with Massachusetts-raised, Los Angeles-based comedian Jay Larson. You might recognize Larson as a past Bridgetown Comedy Festival performer, from his podcast, The CrabFeast, or from his appearances on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and This American Life, where he won over Ira Glass with his crowd-pleasing "Wrong Number" story. (Tues Dec 31, 8 pm & 10:30 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $42-52)

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Full Time Urologist - Austin, TX | Midtown Urology

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Austin, Texas, Midtown Urology is seeking a Full Time Urologist to provide excellent patient care and practice full-scope General Urology in central Austin.  Midtown Urology is a private practice looking to expand
          

Front End Developer - Undercover Tourist - Austin, TX

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We help families save time and money on their vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Orlando,…
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Outdoor Voices opens flagship in NYC

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Located in the Flatiron District at 142 5th Avenue, the new store is set to open on November 29. Marking the brand’s tenth store and second store in New York City, the five-year-old brand’s latest location is nearby the storefronts of fellow upscale athleticwear brands like Lululemon and Athleta. 

"We really wanted to come to Flatiron not only because of the volume of people that are here, but also because of the fitness enthusiasts that have popped up here and all the classes," a spokesperson of the brand said, in an interview with Business Insider.

Inside the store, visitors will find a range of Outdoor Voices product, as well as aesthetic touches inspired by the brand’s home of Austin, Texas, including cacti sourced from West Texas by the Cactus Store.

Past snacks provided by high-end, natural grocer Erewhon, customers can access a ‘discovery zone’ that provides information on the brand’s fabrics, in order to guide shoppers to products that match their daily activities, a brand representative told FashionNetwork.com.

Founded in 2014, Outdoor Voices has grown from being an online brand to having multiple physical locations, and currently entertains an audience of 398,000 followers on Instagram.

In addition to the new Flatiron flagship and the Outdoor Voices store in Soho opened in 2016, the band also operates brick-and-mortar locations in Austin, Texas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Nashville, Dallas, Chicago and Georgetown in Washington, D.C. 

On top of the new flagship, the brand is set to open another new location in Houston, Texas in the near future. 

 

Source: Fashion Network

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Stone Cold Stephen F. Austin with the stunner.
          

Trump lied about an Apple plant opening and Tim Cook didn’t correct him

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Donald Trump praised Apple and Apple CEO Tim Cook for opening a new manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, promoting new jobs in the area. One problem. That Apple plant opened and has been functioning since 2013. #ThanksObama
          

Veteran producer Suzanne Todd does a lot of living in here | My Favorite Room

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The "Bad Moms" and "Austin Powers" filmmaker surrounds herself with "fun, energy, creativity and joie de vivre." Just don't challenge her to 'Ms. Pac-Man.'


          

Professional Services Consultant - ThousandEyes - Austin, TX

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ThousandEyes is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Google Ventures and Salesforce Ventures, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA…
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Blessuan Austin has been unexpected revelation for Jets. So why was Rutgers product unhappy with his first 3 NFL #Games? Q&A

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Bless Austin has been a revelation. The Jets’ sixth-round rookie cornerback started this season on the non-football injury list, as he recovered from a torn ACL sustained last year at Rutgers. He ...
          

Comment on Friday Philosophy – Computer Magazines & Women (Not) In I.T by Rich Soule

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I teach Oracle DBA Admin classes at Austin Community College and this run through all my students are female and young. It's actually pretty cool. I try to do everything I can to let them know that there is a good chance they will be *better* candidates than many of the middle aged men they'll compete against because they will know the latest and greatest features and many middle aged men DBAs just don't.
          

Texas Secretary of State sued over temporary polling place ban

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Former Austin City Manager Terrell Blodgett, Texas Young Democrats (TYD) and Texas College Democrats (TCD) filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a ban on temporary polling locations. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, alleges that HB 1888, which became effective on […]

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Immigration Partner - Tully Rinckey PLLC - Austin, TX

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Tully Rinckey PLLC is a full-service international law firm seeking an experienced Business Immigration Partner to join its team. The firm has been on the Inc.
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Partners & Senior Counsel Attorneys - Tully Rinckey PLLC - Austin, TX

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Tully Rinckey PLLC, a full-service international law firm, is hiring Partner and Senior Counsel attorneys for our Austin, TX office.
From Tully Rinckey PLLC - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:29:14 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          

Easyway Maid Service Making a Difference for Cancer Patients

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By Lucy Lee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EASYWAY MAID SERVICE JOINS A NONPROFIT Austin, TX – November 25, 2019 – Easyway Maid Service has teamed up with Cleaning for a Reason, an international nonprofit serving cancer patients through free home cleaning. Owner and operator Dan Olin has a mission to make a difference for families in [...]

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg Flooding Texas Airwaves With $3 Million in Ad Spending

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If it seems you can't get away from seeing Michael Bloomberg's mug on your television, that's because he's spending a lot of money to make sure you known he's joined the presidential race.

On Monday, the former New York mayor launched a flurry of television spots in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Harlingen-Weslaco and Houston.…
          

Latinx Professors at UT Release Report Demanding Equal Pay and Opportunities at the School

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A committee of Latinx professors at the University of Texas at Austin is demanding that the school address what they say is a glaring disparity between their pay and that of Anglo counterparts.

On Friday, eight full-time UT faculty members presented a study called the Hispanic Equity Report, which they said shows wide gaps in pay, leadership opportunities, recruitment and retention for instructors, according to a report by Austin's KEYE-TV.

The study, which analyzes pay for UT employees by ethnicity and race, shows that Latinx faculty members had the lowest median salaries, earning $47,000 in 2019. What's more, full-time Latinx professors make an average of $25,000 a year less than Anglo counterparts.

“You can work and swim as hard as you want, but it is a nearly zero correlation,” History Professor Alberto Martinez said during the presentation, UT's Daily Texan newspaper reports.…
          

Austin Wolf & Carter Dane (Bareback)

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Austin & Dr Wolf, Chapter 5: Stove Top Stuffing (Bareback)

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BOY AUSTIN, Chapter 2: The Prize (Bareback)

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The Dirty Dem Dogs of Disruption

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Here come the hyper-partisan hounds. A new nonprofit called American Oversight launched this week to combat President Trump's "culture of impunity." The outfit declared itself "nonpartisan" and claims its crusaders will fight for a "transparent and ethical government." But like Waylon Jennings once crooned, "Baby, that dog won't hunt." These Democrat operatives aren't interested in accountability. Their mission is to attack, obstruct and destroy their political opponents at all costs. Executive Director and Obama donor Austin Evers is certainly familiar with the "culture of impunity." He worked as a lawyer at Williams and Connolly -- the firm representing Hillary Clinton...
          

Why a Business Has a Voluntary Recall Of a Product

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Every day the Food and Drug Administration receives voluntary recalls from companies. Consumers have the option to sign up on their website to receive email alerts about product recalls. So, why would a company voluntarily recall a product? If no one has reported a problem, why would the company go out of its way to worry? The answer is product liability.

Product Liability: An Overview

Product liability is the legal liability that manufacturers and sellers have to buyers, users, and sometimes bystanders for damages or injuries that occur because of defects in their product. There are three categories of defects. The first category of defect is a manufacturing defect. In simple terms, something went wrong when the product was made. A current example is Campbells. On December 31, 2013 they recalled 300 cases of their Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce that was shipped to seven states. They found potential spoilage while conducting routine quality control tests. They urged those who bought this product in those specific states not to eat it. More information on this recall can be found on the FDA website. The second category of defect is a design defect. Basically, the product adheres to their design, but the design itself is defective. The flaw from the inception of the design makes every product of that design dangerous. An example of design defect can be seen in the recent lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart by William Freis. His wife carried plastic bags out of the store that he alleges were overfilled. One of the bags ripped. A large can smashed Mrs. Freis’ toe; that resulted in a broken toe and a laceration. Sadly, she developed an infection and later died. Mr. Freis alleges wrongful death and design defect of the plastic bags. The manufacturer has not issued a recall on their plastic bags. The third category of defect is a warning defect. The instructions or warnings that come with a product are lacking or non-existent. Not every product requires a warning label. A product must be seen as having a danger. In 2012, a U.S. Appeals Court struck down an FDA tobacco warning label requirement. These labels were very graphic. The Court’s opinion was that the government lacked authority to force a manufacturer to include a warning that goes beyond factual and actual disclosures. It also held that the FDA could not show that these particular warnings would “directly advance” a decrease in the number of Americans who smoke.

Reasons for Recalls

Companies voluntarily recall their products for many reasons. Voluntary recalls protect consumer health, help companies comply with the law, and helps their company maintain a good reputation. They have a higher standard of care to meet when it comes to liability. This standard of care is called strict liability. It does not matter if they did not want or mean for anyone to be injured by their faulty product. It does not necessarily matter why the product was defective. They are most often still liable for the injuries or losses suffered because of their product. Robin is a legal blogger for The McMinn Law Firm, a personal injury and business firm in Austin, Texas. Robin has seen plenty of recall announcements from well know food and drug manufacturers.
          

Opinion: Medicaid covers sick or dying children. But it takes ‘going to battle’ to get it

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One of the first things that happens when you find out your child has a life-limiting illness, before the exhausting hours of treatments and the Make-a-Wish vacation, is that you…
          

Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers to fight American Austin Clem at Bellator Dublin

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AARON CHALMERS has announced he will fight dangerous American opponent Austin Clem at Bellator Dublin in February. The Newcastle star returns to the cage for the first time since his win over Fred Freeman six months ago. Chalmers, 32, will be on the main card which is set to be headlined by James Gallagher’s scrap […]
          

Σχόλια Ακροατών - Νοέμβριος 2019

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Με αρκετή απόσταση από τα προηγούμενα σχόλια ακροατών, επιστρέφουμε και συζητάμε με θέματα που σας απασχόλησαν από τα τελευταία επεισόδια όπως:

  • την ιστορία με την μήνυση που έφαγε ο Δημήτρης (αναφέρθηκε στο επεισόδιο με τη Θεία Σοφία),
  • το αν σας άρεσε και αν θα θέλατε να συνεχίσουμε επεισόδια όπως αυτό με το Dark Web,
  • τις ακαδημαϊκές επιδόσεις του Νίκου,
  • τι έγινε με τα "ιστορικά" μέλη του Podcast και αν θα συνεχίσουμε μαζί τους ή αν θα επιμείνουμε ως έχουμε τώρα,
  • ερωτήσεις που στείλατε σχετικές με πανεπιστήμια και εύρεση εργασίας,
  • μια μικρή βιβλιοπαρουσίαση, και άλλα.

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11 - 29 - 19 - Janet - Mefferd - Today - Austin Ruse (Fake Science) John Bona (Liberty)

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From global warming to presidential polling, the Left likes to tell us that its positions are all based on "settled science." In fact, much of what they tell us is based on skewed statistics and dodgy data. Austin Ruse, president of the Center for Family and Human Rights, tells us more as we talk about his book, "Fake Science." Plus: What are the Christian roots of the great freedoms that we enjoy as Americans? John Bona joins me to talk about "The Liberty Book." That's next time on Friday's Janet Mefferd Today.
          

Couple Tyler Perry Helped Pay $14K Hospital Bill To Get Out Of Mexico Is Back Home

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The couple Tyler Perry helped with a $14,000 hospital bill that they had to pay to get out of Mexico is BACK home. More inside…

A couple was held “hostage” in Mexico after a medical scare that raked up a $14K hospital bill. Tyler Perry stepped in, paid the bill and, thankfully, they’re back!

So here’s what happened…

An Atlanta couple – Tori Austin & Stephen Johnson - went to Mexico for BAEcation when 31-year-old Stephen Johnson went into diabetic shock while they were on a Carnival Dream cruise ship. He was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatitis and diabetes and was taken to Progreso, Mexico, where he spent three days in intensive care.

They were then issued a $14,000 medical bill that they couldn’t pay (they didn’t have health or travelers’ insurance). They tried to negotiate with the hospital, but they weren’t having it. They wouldn’t let the couple leave until they coughed up the cash. Their families started a GoFundMe page, but it didn't make enough money to pay their hospital tab.

Tyler Perry got wind of the couple’s situation and decided to pay the couple’s medical bill AND cover their travel expenses to get back to the U.S. It's reported Tyler tried to pay the bill over the phone using his credit card, but they wouldn't accept it. He ended up having to wire the money.

“Today I am thankful for and will always be thankful for Tyler Perry,” Tori wrote on Facebook.

In a statement, the U.S. State Department just told the news site: “We can confirm that U.S. citizen, Stephen Johnson, departed Mexico on November 26. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment.”

 

Once they made it back onto U.S. soil, Tori offered an update, letting everyone know they were back in Atlanta:

Stephen made his way to the hospital here in the U.S. to find out exactly what’s going on with his health:

Tori gave an update on her boyfriend's condition and what her reality is now:

SO glad this couple made it back safely!

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Dropping a Skydiving Thanksgiving Turkey from an RC Plane

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Veterinary Technician (evening shift) | Full-Time | Austin, TX | Up to $2000 sign on bonus! | Veterinary Practice Partners

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Austin, Texas, Seeking a compassionate Technician to join our team!   Up to $2000 sign on bonus!!!   Why AM/PM Animal Hospital in Austin , TX ? We’re focused on making sure our hospital has the righ
          

Andare con il gregge, un progetto condiviso in Valle Camonica

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Domenica 1 dicembre sarà presentato il progetto "Andare con il gregge", che trasporta nel presente e attualizza il mondo della transumanza e la tradizione della lavorazione della lana.

Il progetto condiviso "Andare con il gregge" dell'artista Monica Sgrò  ha l'obiettivo di valorizzare la transumanza, un'attività tradizionale ancora attiva in Valle Camonica; e di inserirsi nella filiera di riutilizzo della lana. Oltre a seguire da vicino il gregge,  è prevista la partecipazione alle lavorazioni di lavaggio, cardatura, infeltritura e filatura, lo svolgimento di workshop e un corso di formazione e la costituzione di un archivio di materiali e testimonianze

Atto finale sarà la realizzazione di un'opera permanente in feltro la bandiera/stendardo della lana, arricchita da una parola nel gergo Gaì dei pastori.

Il progetto è realizzato in collaborazione con l'associazione Coda di Lana e il comune di Malonno, nell'ambito di "aperto_2019 art on the border".  Domenica la presentazione ufficiale. 

La giornata prenderà il via alle 10.30 nella canonica di San Faustino con il workshop "Il gomitolo di relazione"alle 15.30 presentazione pubblica del progetto nelle ex Scuole elementari di Lava; alle 17 sarà proiettato il film "In questo mondo" della regista Anna Krauber con la partecipazione della regista e della pastora Assunta Calvino di Sellero, presente nel film. Seguirà aperitivo. 


          

Veterinary Technician (overnight shift) | Full-Time | Austin, TX | Up to $2000 sign on bonus! | Veterinary Practice Partners

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Austin, Tennessee,   Seeking an independent, compassionate Technician to join our team for overnight or swing shift!   Up to $2000 sign on bonus!   Why AM/PM Animal Hospital in Austin , TX ? We’re foc
          

Veterinary Technician (evening shift) | Full-Time | Austin, TX | Up to $2000 sign on bonus! | Veterinary Practice Partners

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Austin, Texas, Seeking a compassionate Technician to join our team!   Up to $2000 sign on bonus!!!   Why AM/PM Animal Hospital in Austin , TX ? We’re focused on making sure our hospital has the righ
          

Help.org Names the Best Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Austin

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Austin’s Opioid Epidemic Prompts Growing Demand for Accessible and High-Quality Facilities

(PRWeb December 02, 2019)

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Senior UI/UX Designer - Certain Affinity, Inc. - Toronto, ON

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Would you like to work on some of the biggest franchises in gaming? Certain Affinity, the largest independent video game developer in Austin, Texas, has opened…
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Senior Account Executive

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Smarter, faster, and as always - first. That's our philosophy. Bloomberg Media empowers global business leaders with breaking news, expert opinion, and proprietary data distributed on every platform, across every time zone. Like our products and solutions- our Sales teams are agile, dynamic, and innovative. We work hard, and we work fast - while keeping up the quality and accuracy for which we're known. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing all the time.

We’re looking for a client-facing, senior sales professional to represent Bloomberg's complete multi-platform media offerings. We’ll trust you to build and maintain relationships with new and existing clients in the SW Region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana & Arkansas).  This opportunity can be located in either Dallas or Austin depending on the strengths of the final candidate.

You’ll partner with our internal teams and create custom ad experiences. You are a creative, seasoned sales professional. You’ll harness the power of our data and resources to maximize revenue and drive growth for our business.   Are you up for the challenge?

You’ll need to have:

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
- 5+ years of recent/relevant media sales experience
- Experience with the following desired: Programmatic sales; Cross platform selling; Strong digital video sales experience; Analytics; Media campaigns
- Significant and strong client relationships at all levels
- Track record of total revenue and platform revenue growth
- Creative ideas that generates renewable and successful partnerships with the client
- Coverage of the entire client and agency relationship
- Internal and external communication at a highly productive and seamless level
- Ability to prospect and develop new business
- Deep understanding of media advertising landscape
- Desire to partner with multidisciplinary teams
- Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment
- Real passion for media, advertising and business
- Willingness for business travel as needed

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we’re a good match. We’ll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

Please apply here:

https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/79923

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


          

Austin Seeks Comment on FY 2018-19 Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Report

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A draft of the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) FY 2018-19 Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for review and public comment both online and in print at various locations across the city.

The CAPER is an end-of-year document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess the city’s progress and performance on federally funded activities for affordable housing, community development, economic development and public services.  The CAPER specifically reports on to its federally funded activities during FY 2018-19, and the achievement of its overall strategies, objectives, and priorities outlined in the FY 2014-19 Consolidated Plan.

The city will submit this report to HUD prior to December 29, 2019.  Successful acceptance by HUD allows for continued receipt of annual grant entitlement funds under Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Programs, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

The public is invited to review the Draft FY 2018-19 CAPER from November 20 through December 6, 2019. The document is available on NHCD’s web site and at the following community locations:

  • Austin Central Public Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street (Central)
  • Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), 500 East 7th Street (Central)
  • East Austin Neighborhood Center, 211 Comal Street (East)
  • Neighborhood Housing and Community Development, 1000 East 11th Street, Suite 200 (East)
  • Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Road (East)
  • St. John's Neighborhood Center, 7500 Blessing Avenue (North East)
  • AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road (North)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S IH 35 (South)
  • South Austin Neighborhood Center, 2508 Durwood Street (South)
  • Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd. (South)

Written Comments are accepted until 5 pm on December 6, 2019. Please include a name, address, and phone number.

Mail to:
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department
Attn: FY 2018-19 CAPER
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767

Email: NHCD@austintexas.gov

For additional information, call the NHCD Office at 512-974-3100 (voice).


          

Faustino, Rioja, Vin biologique 2018

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HH - Dirty Work - Austin Wolf & Derek Bolt

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Derek Bolt is making precise measurements in the workshop when sparks fly between him and Austin Wolf.

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Austin Wilde Ft Dax Daniels - Part 1

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The one and only Austin Wilde with the gorgeous Dax Daniels performing on Austins webcam room.

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JLL Arranges Financing for The Peaks of Nanuet Apartment Community in New York

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HOUSTON, TX - JLL announced today that it has arranged acquisition financing for The Peaks of Nanuet, a 504-unit apartment complex in the suburb of Nanuet, Rockland County, New York. JLL worked exclusively on behalf of Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC and an institutional equity partner to arrange the 10-year, floating-rate acquisition loan through Freddie Mac. The loan will be serviced by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, a JLL company and a Freddie Mac Optigo℠ lender. JLL also brokered the sale of the property to Mill Creek Residential, details of which were released in a separate announcement. The Peaks of Nanuet consists 504 units across 64 buildings set on 54 acres that comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 1,208 square feet, with approximately 40% of homes also inclusive of lofts. Units feature nine-foot ceilings, intrusion alarms, separate dining rooms, spacious closets, full-sized washers and dryers, and patios or balconies. The transit-oriented property is located at 100 Avalon Gardens Drive less than a mile from the intersection of the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287 and Palisades Interstate Parkway. Due to its central location, The Peaks of Nanuet is convenient to Manhattan, the New Jersey state line and Westchester County via car and a variety of mass transit options. Community amenities include a fully equipped fitness center and a resident lounge. The property was 95% occupied at closing. The JLL Capital Markets debt placement team representing the borrower included Senior Managing Director Andy Scott and Directors Matthew Pizzolato and Scott Findlay. JLL was excited to be a part of this transaction by advising the borrowers on their acquisition of The Peaks at Nanuet, Pizzolato said. We were able to get Freddie Mac to step up and provide excellent terms that will allow the borrower to execute their business plan at the property. JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries. For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom Deal secured by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP ( HFF ) prior to being acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019. Co-brokerage services provided by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. About Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC: Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC is a national multifamily company focused on the development, acquisition and operation of apartment communities in targeted markets nationwide. The company proactively pursues development, acquisition and construction opportunities through its seasoned team of real estate professionals in 14 offices across the United States. Mill Creek is building its portfolio in many of the nation s most desirable apartment markets in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Houston, South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York and Boston. As of June 30, 2018, the company s portfolio comprises 74 communities representing over 20,250 apartment homes that are operating and/or under construction. For more information, please visit MillCreekPlaces.com About JLL: JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com
          

Presidium Ranked Among Best Places to Work in Multifamily for Second Consecutive Year

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DALLAS, TX - Recognized as an industry leader for the second consecutive year in a row, Presidium has been named one of the Best Places to Work Multifamily™ for 2020. The annual list published by Multifamily Leadership is an initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout the multifamily industry. Multifamily Leadership ranked Presidium 14th out of 58 on this year s list, recognizing the company for its outstanding workplace culture. Our passion to create desirable and innovative community housing is our driving force to succeed, and that starts with our people, said John Griggs, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Presidium. The Presidium team is comprised of smart, honest and driven individuals who share our mission of community enhancement. In turn, we make it a priority to invest in our team so they have the tools to succeed personally and professionally." Through a detailed assessment process, Multifamily Leadership evaluates each company s policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company s employees. The Best Places to Work honor adds to Presidiums momentum this year, as they were ranked #50 on this year s list of Top Workplaces in greater Austin by the Austin American-Statesman and ranked as the #31 mid-sized firm in The Dallas Morning News 2019 Top 100 Places to Work. About Presidium: From humble beginnings in 2003, Presidium has grown to over 300 team members and over 70 assets under management, valued in excess of $1.5 billion. Presidium s team is distinguished by the diversity, depth and character of its people. We represent a spectrum of disciplines including law, finance, government, accounting, acquisitions, asset management, special servicing, property management, public-private partnerships, development and construction. Presidium focuses on sculpting a sense of place, immersed in sustainable, technology rich environments. Places where nature and humanity are brought together through thoughtful design. We understand that a community is about more than concrete sidewalks or asphalt parking lots, it s about creating a place to call home, where people can live, work and play in an enriched environment that has a positive impact on the surrounding area. For more information about Presidium, visit www.presidiumre.com
          

JLL Closes Sale of 504-Unit The Peaks of Nanuet Apartment Community in New York

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HOUSTON, TX - JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of The Peaks of Nanuet, a 504-unit apartment complex in the suburb of Nanuet, Rockland County, New York. JLL marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, a joint venture between Harbor Group International, LLC and Azure Partners LLC. Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC and a partner purchased the asset free and clear of existing financing. The Peaks of Nanuet consists of 64 buildings set on 54 acres that comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 1,208 square feet, with approximately 40% of homes also inclusive of lofts. Units feature intrusion alarms, separate dining rooms, spacious closets, full-sized washers and dryers, and patios or balconies. The transit-oriented property is located at 100 Avalon Gardens Drive less than a mile from the intersection of the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287 and Palisades Interstate Parkway. Due to its central location, The Peaks of Nanuet is convenient to Manhattan, the New Jersey state line and Westchester County via car and a variety of mass transit options. Community amenities include a large renovated clubhouse, fully equipped fitness center, yoga room, indoor basketball courts, racquetball court, business center and a resident lounge with fireplace. The property was 95% occupied at closing. The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller included Jose Cruz, Michael Oliver, Kevin O Hearn, Stephen Simonelli, Andrew Scandalios and Michael Kavanagh. The Peaks asset was highly sought after by both institutional and private buyers given the property s location, surrounding demographics and renovation upside, Cruz stated. This sale marks the largest multi-housing trade in Rockland County to date. JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries. For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom Deal secured by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP ( HFF ) prior to being acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019. Co-brokerage services provided by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc About Harbor Group International, LLC: HGI is a global integrated platform that owns and manages 202 assets worldwide, 33,000 multifamily units, and 3.6 million square feet of commercial real estate with an aggregate gross asset value in excess of $9.7 billion (as of the end of Q2 2019). HGI's global integrated team of over 750 employees facilitates acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, construction, leasing and property management. About Azure Partners LLC: Azure Partners LLC is a real estate private equity firm based in New York City focused on the acquisition and management of real estate assets within high-growth markets in the United States. Azure s primary investment objective is to produce superior risk-adjusted returns while giving investors current cash return on equity and minimizing downside risk. Since its founding in 2010, Azure has purchased in excess of $1.8 billion of assets, including more than 8,000 multifamily units and 700,000 square feet of retail. For more information, please visit azurep.com About Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC: Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC is a national multifamily company focused on the development, acquisition and operation of apartment communities in targeted markets nationwide. The company proactively pursues development, acquisition and construction opportunities through its seasoned team of real estate professionals in 14 offices across the United States. Mill Creek is building its portfolio in many of the nation s most desirable apartment markets in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Houston, South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York and Boston. As of June 30, 2018, the company s portfolio comprises 74 communities representing over 20,250 apartment homes that are operating and/or under construction. For more information, please visit MillCreekPlaces.com About JLL: JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com
          

StreetLights Residential and Westdale Bring Mixed-Use Luxury Living to Atlanta Metro

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ATLANTA, GA – StreetLights Residential and Westdale have opened the new five-story residential community, The Alastair at Aria Village, which is part of their new mixed-use development in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The development, Aria Village, is comprised of 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurants along with the newly opened residential community. The leasing center for this luxury community is now open. Nestled in the heart of Sandy Springs – just north of Atlanta – the Alastair is part of Aria, a larger master-planned community by Ashton Woods. Residents are now minutes away from the new Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters. The Alastair provides 355 beautifully designed apartment homes for those who desire a redefined community lifestyle, offering easy access to other vibrant areas within the development from retail and dining options to hiking trails. The Alastair is our first development in Atlanta – it is an exceptional residential building that offers a design-centric living space and connects residents to life around them. We are excited to open this unique development in Aria Village, said StreetLights CEO, Doug Chesnut. Sandy Springs is anticipating continued growth with the relocation of the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters, and the new construction of the State Farm project. Our new community caters to this already growing employee base along with other residents who want an active urban lifestyle in a suburban setting. The Alastair offers a comprehensive amenity package including a luxurious pool deck, co-working spaces, dog wash, two-story fitness facility and more. Residents can also enjoy a hike in the new Aria trails or relax with a captivating view of the lush greenery and trees of the surrounding area. With options of one-, two- or three-bedrooms ranging in size from 701 to 2,068 square feet, all residents will enjoy modern interiors with granite countertops, island seating, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances including gas ranges, and numerous other unique features. Select residences will include screened-in porches and side yards with stoop entries. Ashton Woods is thrilled with the official opening of Streetlight Residential s The Alastair at Aria. The combination of their world class interior and exterior design, along with an integrated approach to creating a sustainable neighborhood retail presence will add an exciting component to the living experience at Aria . – Mike Busher, Division President – Land. StreetLights developed the project with SLR Construction LLC as the general contractor. Architecture for Aria Village was designed by Looney Ricks Kiss with landscape design by TBG Partners. Interiors were completed by Ink + Orov. About StreetLights Residential: StreetLights Residential specializes in new urbanist apartment homes and mixed-use developments. With in-house development, design, and construction expertise, the StreetLights team focuses on custom luxury communities which rival the experience, lifestyle and amenities of living in an urban boutique hotel. StreetLights has numerous urban infill projects throughout the country with more than 13,000 multifamily units completed, in progress or projected in 11 cities across six states. Since StreetLights' inception in 2011, the company has grown to more than 150 employees in its development and construction companies and has offices in Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego. About SLR Construction: SLR Texas Construction was formed in 2011, with regional offices in Dallas, Austin and Houston. The core leadership of SLR Texas Construction has worked together for 15+ years and has completed several thousands of units ranging in product type from suburban stick product to high-rise luxury multi-family. The group prides itself on being able to successfully implement complicated urban, high density projects. About Westdale: Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management ( Westdale ) is a national real estate investment and management company headquartered in Dallas with six regional offices throughout the country. Westdale focuses on acquiring, managing and developing investment opportunities, including multifamily, office, retail, mixed-use and debt pools. With a proven track record of more than 25 years, Westdale has demonstrated the ability to find opportunities, create effective marketing programs, undertake strategic capital improvements and achieve operational efficiencies with multiple classes of real estate. Westdale and its 1,200-member team controls approximately 200 commercial and multifamily properties located in 30 cities.
          

Operan 20 casos de hernia con la Secretaría de Salud en Monclova

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El Hospital del Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) de Monclova, la Jurisdicción Sanitaria 04 y el Hospital General Amparo Pape de Benavides, llevaron a cabo la brigada de cirugías de hernia a pacientes de escasos recursos que solicitaron este apoyo.

El director del Hospital, Arturo González, el jefe de la Jurisdicción Sanitaria, Faustino Eugenio Aguilar Arocha y Abraham Pittaluga, del Colegio de Médicos de Monclova, fueron los encargados de llevar esta brigada altruista de hernioplastía en las instalaciones del Hospital

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GoFundMe Donations Pour in for Stephen F. Austin Hero After Duke Upset

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The Stephen F. Austin basketball program pulled off the biggest win in school history on Tuesday, November 26 when they...
          

Admissions Coordinator | Querencia at Barton Creek

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Austin, Texas, Querencia at Barton Creek is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as Admission Coordinator.  As a CMS rated 5 star community, Querencia's reputation of great care and services makes it a hig
          

Sidley Austin adds partner to M&A and PE practice

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Law firm Sidley Austin LLP has named Brien Wassner as a partner for its global M&A and private equity practice.
          

Cloudsnap reels in $1.8 mln

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Austin-based Cloudsnap, an integration startup that connects web apps, has secured $1.8 million in funding. Active Capital and Mercury Fund led the round.
          

Juniper Square amasses $75 mln Series C

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San Francisco and Austin-based Juniper Square, a real estate tech firm, has raised $75 million in Series C funding. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from Ribbit Capital, Felicis Ventures and Zigg Capital.
          

Director of Operational Due Diligence - Director IV | Texas Education Agency

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Austin, Texas, MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance or business administration is required.    Experience: At le
          

Best Tips for a Successful Magazine

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Good ideas don’t require proper planning or schedule; nor do they benefit from exhaustingly long meetings and conversations with management. They emerge from experiments, from playing around with things that you care about, things to which you have an emotional attachment. And quite often they need a creative chaotic environment to flourish and grow. However,…
          

0001277: Use of in an ERE in awk

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The standard says:

Using a character within an ERE requires the escaping
shown in the following table.

but this is only true when the ERE is in the lexical token ERE.
In an ERE in a string, the opposite is true: escaping must not be used.
(The resolution of bug 0001105 clarifies this by making the meaning
of in an ERE in a string undefined.)
          

0001262: 0000941 fix incorrectly applied

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Copied from Note: 0004424 of 0000941:

Looking at the 2018 edition line 96034, it seems the fix for [0000941] has not been applied properly. It reads:

grep -- -Eq "$(locale yesexpr)"

Instead of:

grep -Eq -- "$(locale yesexpr)"

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Fantasy Island

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IMDb | Kinostart: 13.02.2020
Blu-ray (DE): -
Originaltitel: Fantasy Island
Genre: Abenteuer, Horror
MPAA: -
Freigegeben ab (Jahre): -
Laufzeit: -
Produktion: USA 2020
Regie: Jeff Wadlow
Budget: -
Verleih ©: Sony Pictures
In der Blumhouse-Neuinterpretation FANTASY ISLAND lässt der mysteriöse Mr. Roarke die geheimsten Wünsche seiner glücklichen Gäste in einem luxuriösen, aber abgelegenen tropischen Resort wahr werden. Doch als sich ihre Fantasien in Alpträume verwandeln, müssen die Gäste das Geheimnis der Insel lüften, um ihr zu entkommen und das eigene Leben zu retten.

Die Hauptrollen in FANTASY ISLAND spielen Michael Peña („Ant-Man and the Wasp“, „The Mule“), Maggie Q („Die Bestimmung“-Reihe, „Designated Survivor“), Lucy Hale („Wahrheit oder Pflicht“, „Pretty Little Liars“), Austin Stowell („Battle of the Sexes – Gegen jede Regel“, „Bridge of Spies: Der Unterhändler“), Portia Doubleday („Her“, „Carrie“), Jimmy O. Yang („Crazy Rich“, „The Happytime Murders“), Ryan Hansen („Central Intelligence“, „Freitag der 13.“) und Michael Rooker („Guardians of the Galaxy“-Reihe, „Brightburn: Son of Darkness”). Regie führte Jeff Wadlow („Wahrheit oder Pflicht“, „Kick-Ass 2“), der auch gemeinsam mit Chris Roach und Jillian Jacobs das Drehbuch nach der Vorlage von Gene Levitt verfasste. Der Film wurde produziert von Jason Blum und Marc Toberoff. Als Executive Producer zeichnen Jeff Wadlow, Couper Samuelson und Jeanette Volturno verantwortlich.

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Kevin Owens on Asking Steve Austin Permission to Use the Stunner, Wanting To Add His Own Twist Eventually

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On the latest After the Bell, Kevin Owens discussed how he asked Steve Austin for permission to be able to use the Stunner as a finisher.

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Principal scientist - ecosystem - Mott MacDonald - Austin, TX

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Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. Mott MacDonald (MM), offers an opportunity to have a career with the premier…
From Mott MacDonald - Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:00:12 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          

Other: Private Mortgage Banker (SAFE) - Houston - Houston, Texas

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Job DescriptionAt Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.Consumer Banking is an industry leader in supporting homeowners and consumers in addition to operating one of the most extensive banking franchises in the country. - We serve mass market, affluent, and small business customers; as well as provide home and personal lending. Our focus is on delivering an exceptional experience for our customers through financial advice and guidance coupled with providing the products and services that will help them realize their financial hopes and dreams. - We've built our team of top professionals by rewarding their accomplishments and ensuring they have what's needed to succeed.This SAFE position has customer contact and job duties which may include the offering/negotiating of terms and/or taking an application for a dwelling secured transaction. As such, this position requires compliance with the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 and all related regulations. Ongoing employment is contingent upon meeting all such requirements, including acceptable background investigation results. - Individuals in a SAFE position also must meet the Loan Originator requirements under Regulation Z (LO) outlined in the job expectations below.We have an immediate opening for a Private Mortgage Banker. - This individual is responsible for producing high quality jumbo residential mortgage loans that meet Wells Fargo Home Mortgage guidelines by building relationships focused on affluent borrowers with realtors, builders, financial professionals, bank stores, past customers, and other non traditional sources. - Strong sales and organizational skills are essential. - Bi-lingual job seekers are encouraged to apply. - -Additional duties include: Develop knowledge of company products, policies and procedures, and underwriting requirements Understand real estate appraisals, title reports, and real estate transactions Inform prospective and existing customers of WFHM programs, rates, policies, underwriting requirements, and loan procedures Analyze detailed financial and credit data, matching customer needs with an appropriate loan program and level of risk Receive customer applications, quote the rate and points, and complete follow-up activities with the registration lock-in Develop and maintains a high degree of visibility for WFHM in the marketplace Perform miscellaneous duties as needed and requiredRequired Qualifications2+ years of sales experience in financial services, outside sales experience, or a combination of bothDesired QualificationsBasic Microsoft Office skillsDocumented retail residential mortgage fundings over the past 12 months referred primarily from established, local, external sourcesExcellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skillsMortgage industry experienceKnowledge and understanding of sales prospecting and generating referrals Bilingual speaking proficiency in Spanish/EnglishCustomer service experienceA BS/BA degree or higherExperience working with ultra-high-net-worth clientsJob ExpectationsThis position requires SAFE registration at the time of employment. Wells Fargo will initiate the SAFE registration process immediately after your employment start date. The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) web site () provides the MU4R questions and registration required for employment in this position.Individuals in Loan Originator (LO) positions must meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau qualification requirements and comply with related Wells Fargo policies. The LO qualification requirements include meeting applicable financial responsibility, character, general financial fitness and criminal background standards. A current credit report will be used to assess your financial responsibility and credit fitness, however, a credit score is not included as part of the evaluation. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening, if necessary.This position requires compliance with all mortgage regulatory requirements and Wells Fargo's compliance policies related to these requirements including acceptable background check investigation results. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening and required reporting of certain incidents.Ability to lift 20+ poundsReliable transportationAbility to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays as needed or scheduledStreet AddressTX-HOU-River Oaks: 1500 Waugh Dr - Houston, TXTX-Austin: 111 Congress Avenue - Austin, TXDisclaimerAll offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. ()
          

Refugio stuns Shiner with dramatic comeback

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Quick take: Refugio and Shiner came into Friday night’s Region IV-2A Division I semifinal at Rutledge Stadium with 12-0 records, but much more was at stake: a trip to the state quarterfinals.

Refugio (13-0) won in a dramatic comeback, making a last-second field goal after recovering an onside kick to beat the Comanches 45-43.

The momentum shifted late when Shiner sophomore fullback Doug Brooks fumbled, and Refugio senior quarterback Austin Ochoa soon capitalized with a 19-yard scoring strike to junior wide receiver Ethan Perez in traffic. The Bobcats’ 2-point conversion attempt failed.

Shiner (12-1) led Refugio 43-42 with 27 seconds to play, but the Bobcats recovered an onside kick, and senior Jordy Martinez won it with a 35-yard field goal.

Highlights: Refugio running back Ysidro Mascorro capped off the Bobcats’ first drive with a 23-yard rushing touchdown, then added to the lead when he scored the 2-point conversion.

Shiner responded with 17 unanswered points.

After a 62-yard kickoff return from Donyai Taylor, the Comanches got on the board with a 21-yard Taylor touchdown run on a counter play at the 2:08 mark.

On the Comanches’ next drive, Taylor went up the sideline for a 74-yard touchdown run.

Shiner senior defensive back Jaquez Miller picked off Ochoa and took it 84 yards the other way, and the Comanches hit a field goal as time expired in the first half to make it 17-8.

After Ochoa ran it in for a 17-yard score, Taylor responded on the first play of Shiner’s next possession with an 83-yard touchdown scamper up the sideline.

Taylor scored again from 28 yards out after a short punt gave Shiner the ball on the Bobcats 28.

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Transportation Engineer (Multiple Levels) | State Agency

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Austin, Texas, Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related discipline plus Transportation Engineer III 5 years in Transportation engineering or related engineering experience (Experience can be satisfied by
          

WoodSpring Suites Austin Round Rock RoundRock UnitedStates

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday December 2nd, 2019

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Domain Shane Domain Shane: I seem to always go off topic but I figured I would share some of the things that I use every day and absolutely love. Things I would recommend to everyone and anyone. Maybe it will help you use it as a gift or just something you will enjoy.
Feetures Socks. By far my favorite socks. I have 50 plus pairs of socks in my drawer and I always reach for these. Running, hiking, dress, or casual.
Milwaukee Cordless Tools. I think I have everything they sell. The battery lasts longer than any brand I’ve tried and the blower, chainsaw, and string trimmer are good enough to use commercially. Awesome stuff
Bight Jackets. I wear them to climb mountains because they are so light and warm. Which is perfect when you’re trying to keep the pack light. But they look good too. Everyone who I’ve bought one for has said it ended up being their favorite jacket
Sidekick Tool. You’ll have to see it to see what it does. But basically its a scraping tool for your muscles. It’s weird sounding and feeling but really helps repair muscle if you exercise a lot
FrostGuard Windshield Cover If you have a vehicle that has to stay outside and you live in a cold climate, this thing covers the window so you never have to scrape the frost or snow off. Simply come out, take it off, shake it out, and drive away. Best $20 I’ve spent in a while
Petzl Head light If you run or hike at night. The best headlight by far. Never had a problem in over a decade
LG OLED Tvs. Travis got me to buy one and he was right. Nothing out there like it. As good as it gets
YouTubeTV One day after I got it I knew that Dish, Directv, and cable TV was dead.
Savannah Bee Company Some of you got a gift of honey last year from me. It was from Savannah Bee. I love their stuff. Especially with whipped honey and tupelo honey. I raise my own bees but still don’t produce enough to meet my personal and gift needs
Quote of the Day: “You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.” —Alan Watts
Domain of the Day: BlockchainWallet.com Looks like some early bitcoin buyers are spending their money on this one
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
Disrespect.com Great name but tough reserve to catch
Certificada.com Means “certified” in Spanish
DomainDiscounts.com There are tons of discounts out there just don’t see many dot com anymore. Except at registrars you don’t necessarily want to be at
VRMeeting.com All these VR lovers and it only has 10 bidders
RNHC.com Will break $1000 because of the quality of letters and the C
Cucia.com Means something in some languages but I like it as a 5L brand on its own
Sternum.com One word dot com and a body part but the reserve is on the money and people don’t like to pay on the money
GoBe.org I like the mantra behind this one. Simple but powerful
SleepingLizard.com I think I sold SlickLizard at some point so I am an expert in Lizard names
MrsWoman.com Women are stronger than ever. Here’s a name one might like. 1999 birthday
Kiget.com A Kenyan name but not sure anyone has enough money to buy it from you
Betting.cx , Gambling.cx, and Bet.be Look to be some of the few names that will meet reserve some good names in the auction but the reserves are just too high for anyone but an end user on most of the names. Agree?
FantasyLeagues.com Although I think this one is fair, even if it doesn’t sell
Unattached.com Closing tonight. Like this one for a few different uses. Even dating
TheReportCard.com Sounds political. No bidders
ZeroFlat.com Several uses already in play. I think tires
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Click the links to fund the site and our work
800.org 8 and round. Going to kill it
882.cc Because nobody realizes how much these darn things are going for
EmojiShow.com Kids love emojis. And no, I still don’t think they are going to be used as domains
7uc.com Tied for most bids on the Godaddy board today. NLL are almost all worth four figures plus
GetTech.com Boring and cliche but it will still get lots of bids
Greenero.com Has green in it and that is usually enough for a few bids
SwissCo.com First few pages of results are for an company of the same name that sells on Amazon
Geeu.com End user will probably use it as an acronym. Maybe even the company of the same name that makes Gender neutral products
TasteTheBest.com Marketing name for a beverage all the way
FirewoodCafe.com Limited use but sounds cozy
MeshChain.com Godaddy overvalues all the chain names. But they would only do it if there were sales I guess
Novi.co If you like LLLL.co
ShaveMe.com Sounds more like a fetish then a personal care product
SlutWear.com At least it would be an honest brand

Godaddy Names With One of No Bids
NinjaStorm.com
ShoesShoes.com
Korzin.com
HouseOfSoap.com
TheLandfill.com
ReduceYourRate.com
LearnWithFriends.com
DomainPowered.com
ImAQuitter.com
Rozoto.com
Wocor.com
TextileRepair.com
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
08419.com 08496.com 26189.com 42853.com 4Beatles.info 64910.com 70423.com 72849.com 8CountNews.com 92400.com 98718.com 999576.com 99Park-Restaurant.com ABHunting.com ACLDigital.com AirRail.com AustinTexasBusiness.com Barbolonatny.com BeRitaDaily.com BierInternational.com BinaryBank.com Biocos.com BonAireEconomy.org CamaroNationals.org CaninePhenome.org Cecta.org ClartScenter.com ClearHelp.com CoinHashReports.com craftvapery.com Cuacc.org CyberBeast.com DecorativeStones.com DesignGeneral.com Devf.com EdibleJourneys.com EnableImpact.com Fpamg.net FreshBot.com G-Ghoneim.com GoPop.co gtf2016.org JCWP.org JoinGoodBeing.com JuicedLink.com Kikob.com LegalDocsPro.net LogicDigital.com MadeBeautiful.com MatoMySeo.com Mclarenvale.net MeetUpMonday.com Motion-Net-Works.com NicksPlaceHouston.com NubileSkin.com PetersFundRacer.com PlaidFriday.com PortersOrchids.com Proune.com PXRN.com QZEQ.com Raft4Fun.com RestaurantToast.com RetroHive.com Sakribal.com Sebama.com SelfEcoGarden.com ShopTheOCMix.com SimpleFinances.com Sleeping-Around.com SlimeShop.com SouThof60.com SpeedyWeed.com SPUSA.com sv888.com Syari.com TechGiri.com TexasWhiteCollarCrime.com TheCrabbyPig.com TheFlatiron.com Tubote.com Venidomine.com VermontAirports.com WeareTeam.com WhatIsTheITU.org Wtama.com

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good.
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MLB rumors: Phillies interested in free agents Dellin Betances and Austin Romine

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While the hot stove isn't going to really heat up until the Winter Meetings kick off next weekend, there have already been a few juicy rumors regarding the Phillies' plans during free agency this offseason. And Saturday brought about the latest of these rumors.
          

Director of Operations & Orchestra Personnel Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. Austin, TX

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Director of Operations & Orchestra Personnel manages the Library, Technical Director, and Guest Artists Relations Manager as well as oversees the overall production and artistic departments of the Austin Symphony Orchestra JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Director of Operations • Manage overall department staff • Schedule all events times, dates, and locations with consideration of […]
          

Business Analyst Sr - Austin

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job summary: Description: PURPOSE Under minimal supervision, with wide latitude for independent judgment, perform complex analysis of business goals, objectives and needs and of ...
          

Houston Legal Links 11/27/2019- Happy Thanksgiving

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Top legal news includes: Man convicted in 2010 Montrose slaying released from prison; Houston cop in deadly drug raid will remain in jail (Chron subsc); Judge lifts restraining order on popular Turkey Leg Hut restaurant; Texas GOP plans fake websites to attack Democrats (Chron subsc); Young Democrats And Former Austin Official Sue Over Texas’ Ban On Temporary Voting Locations; Voting centers popular, half of county ballots cast outside home precincts (Chron subsc); UT-Austin investigating former procurement official For the water cooler includes: Random investigative questions by cops during traffic stops are unconstitutional, state supreme court rules; 39 prosecutors sign pledge to visit prisons to help understand impact of their decisions; Biglaw Firm In The Midst Of Massive Partner Defections; Biglaw Firm Announces ‘Significant Expansion’ Of Benefits Offerings; Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Check out our 2019 Gifts for Lawyers guide (gallery)
          

Xenophobia: South African policeman sentenced to 30 years for killing Nigerian

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Xenophobia: South African policeman sentenced to 30 years for killing Nigerian

South African

A South African police constable, Austin Reynold, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing a Nigerian man living in the country. Twenty-four-year Reynold was accused of killing Ebuka Okoli in Durban, a coastal city in Kwa Zulu-Natal province in South Africa. ALSO READ: Thieves snatch medals, gold from Berlin museum […]

Xenophobia: South African policeman sentenced to 30 years for killing Nigerian
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Veteran Boeing manager was transferred to 787 production; based on he saw there, he won't fly in a Dreamliner and begs his family not to

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John Barnett had a three-decade career as a Boeing quality manager, but after he was transferred to the Charleston, SC production facility for the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner," he became a whistleblower -- now he's been forced out of the company and is waiting for various federal agencies to rule on the complaints he brought against the company.

Barnett says the 787 facility was run by a new leadership team that had been transferred in from St Louis, MO, with a background in overseeing military contracts, and that they prioritized production speed over airworthiness and safety.

He says that the culture of poor safety began in 2011 or 2012, with top management ordering employees not to document defects, but that this graduated to "ignoring safety issues and the defective parts." Barnett pursued this internally, exhausting every internal process and facing workplace retaliation before going to federal regulators like the FAA and OSHA, which resulted in even more retaliation, and, eventually, blackballing across the aviation industry.

Barnett's description of the safety issues is terrifying. For example, the process of tightening the titanium nuts on the floorboard-bolts caused 3"-long, razor sharp titanium slivers to cascade into the compartment where all the sensitive avionics wiring ran. Though the FAA eventually ordered Boeing to stop shipping planes whose wiring compartments were full of loose, razor-sharp metal shards, the company had already shipped 800 planes by that point and has not recalled any of them, so every Dreamliner in the sky today has this problem. Some of these shards have already caused fires in 787s. Read the rest


          

New College and Career Advisor introduces herself to Akins community

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A native Austinite, Annette Gutierrez, graduated from Crockett High School before attending Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Excited to return home, she earned her teacher’s certificate and began teaching science at McCallum High School. In her second year of teaching, Gutierrez was asked to teach AVID and shortly...
          

HD060725 (Germania superior) << Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg: Inschriften: Letzte Änderungen

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Imp(erator) Caesar divi Nerv[ae f(ilius) Nerva Traianus] / Optimus Augustus Ge[rm(anicus) Dacic(us) Par]/thicus pontifex m[ax(imus) trib(unicia) potestat(e)] / XX imp(erator) XIII pr[oco(n)s(ul) co(n)s(ul) VI p(ater) p(atriae)] / equitibus et peditibu[s qui militaverunt in alis] / duabus et cohortibus [decem et septem quae appel]/lantur I Flavia gemi[na et I Scubul(orum) et I Germa]/nor(um) c(ivium) R(omanorum) et I Flavia Da[mascenor(um) |(milliaria) et I Ligur(um) et] / Hispanor(um) c(ivium) R(omanorum) et I civiu[m Romanor(um) et I Astur(um)] / et I Aquitanor(um) vetera[na et I Biturigum et I] / Thracum c(ivium) R(omanorum) et II Aug(usta) [Cyrenaica et II Hispa]/nor(um) p(ia) f(idelis) et II Raetor(um) c(ivium) R(omanorum) [et III Aquitanorum et III] / Delmatar(um) p(ia) f(idelis) et IIII Aqui[tanor(um) et IIII Vindelicor(um)] / et V Delmatar(um) et VII Ra[etor(um) quae sunt in Germa]/nia superiore sub Kan[o --- quinis et] / vicenis stipendi(i)s emer[itis dimissis honesta] / missione quorum nomi[na subscripta sunt ip]/sis liberis posterisque e[orum civitatem de]/dit et conubium cum ux[oribus quas tunc] / habuissent cum e[st civitas iis data aut si] / qui caelibes essent cu[m iis quas postea du]/xissent dumtaxat sin[guli singulas] / a(nte) d(iem) VI Idus Sep[t(embres)] / Cn(aeo) Minicio Fau[stino --- co(n)s(ulibus)] / coh(ortis) II Raetoru[m c(ivium) R(omanorum) cui prae(e)st] / C(aius) Licinius C[---] / Cn(aeo) Cornelio [---] / et Pra[---] / descriptum e[t recognitum ex tabula aenea quae fi]/xa es[t Romae in muro post templum divi Aug(usti) ad Minervam] // Imp(erator) Caesar divi Nervae f(ilius) Nerva Traianus Optim(us) / Aug(ustus) Germ(anicus) Dacic(us) Parthic(us) pontif(ex) max(imus) trib(unicia) po/testat(e) XX imp(erator) XIII proco(n)s(ul) co(n)s(ul) VI p(ater) p(atriae) / equitibus et peditibus qui militaverunt / in alis duabus et coh(ortibus) decem et septem / quae ap(p)ellantur I Flav(ia) gemina et I Scubul(orum) / et I Germanor(um) c(ivium) R(omanorum) et I Flav(ia) Damasce[nor(um) |(milliaria)] / et I Ligur(um) et Hispanor(um) c(ivium) R(omanorum) et I c(ivium) [Romanor(um) et I As]/tu[r(um) et I Aquita]nor(um) veterana et [I Biturigum] / [et I Thracum c(ivium) R(omanorum) et II A]ug(usta) Cyr[enaica et II Hispanor(um) p(ia) f(idelis) et II Raetor(um) c(ivium) R(omanorum) et III Aquitanorum et III Delmatar(um) p(ia) f(idelis) et IIII Aquitanor(um) et IIII Vindelicor(um) et V Delmatar(um) et VII Raetor(um) quae sunt in Germania superiore sub Kano --- quinis et vicenis stipendi(i)s emeritis dimissis honesta missione quorum nomina subscripta sunt ipsis liberis posterisque eorum civitatem dedit et conubium cum uxoribus quas tunc habuissent cum est civitas iis data aut si qui caelibes essent cum iis quas postea duxissent dumtaxat singuli singulas a(nte) d(iem) VI Idus Sept(embres) Cn(aeo) Minicio Faustino --- co(n)s(ulibus) coh(ortis) II Raetorum c(ivium) R(omanorum) cui prae(e)st C(aius) Licinius C--- Cn(aeo) Cornelio --- et Pra--- descriptum et recognitum ex tabula aenea quae fixa est Romae in muro post templum divi Aug(usti) ad Minervam]
          

Auto. Championnat du monde d’endurance : les 6 h de São Paulo remplacées par Austin

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Changement au calendrier du championnat du monde d’endurance (WEC) : les 6 heures de São Paulo, au Brésil, sont remplacées par une étape à Austin, aux Etats-Unis, dès cette saison, a annoncé...
          

Den galna debuten

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Ja, basketvänner. Hur i helsike ska vi kunna sammanfatta den här matchen mellan BC Luleå och bottenlaget Nässjö som den här säsongen gjort det till en konstart att förlora jämna matcher.

Det naturliga är förstås att starta med jänkaren Austin Burgett som i sin debutmatch fick kliva fram i en helt osannolik matchvinnarroll.

I matchens allra sista anfall, vid ställningen 60-60, hittade Brandon Rozzell den 206 centimeter långe powerforwarden som ute på vingen lät bollen flyga från trepoängslinjen samtidigt som slutsignalen ljöd. Bara garn hela dan och på Luleå energis arena golv bildades en klassisk TV-puckhög efter det galna slutet.

Helt osannolikt för BC och för Burgett som till sist andade på 19 spelminuter, 11 poäng och 4 returer i en helt okej premiärmatch som lovar mer. Tiden för utvisa hur mycket mer.

Nu till matchen som jag har svårt att fatta hur Peter Öqvists lag kunde vinna. Varenda statistiksiffra talade faktiskt emot.  Laget underpresterade något alldeles enormt offensivt och de stora syndarna var stjärntrion Denzel Andersson, Quinton Upshur och Brandon Rozzell som sammanlagt sköt 2 av 18 från trepoängslinjen. 

Lägg till att Nässjö vann returtagningen med  förkrossande 48-31, styrde machen i gåtempo och foulade konskevent på varje försök från BC Luleå att springa och driva upp tempot. 

Nej, den här segern kom till bara för att BC Luleå är ett lag som är vant att vinna jämna matcher och skaffat sig ett enormt självförtroende efter mirakelvändningen mot Jämtland förra veckan. För stackars Nässjö var det precis tvärtom. Det är ett lag som inte har en susning hur en säck ska knytas ihop. 

Någon annan förklaring går inte att ge.

//Lindvall

 


          

Premiärdax för nye stjärnan

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För ett par timmar sedan kunde Bloggen på Twitter avslöja att BC Luleå senaste värvning, USA-forwarden Austin Burgett, till sist blivit spelklar efter all byråkrati och pappersarbete. Den 26-årige jänkaren kommer därmed göra debut i hemmamötet med Nässjö på fredag. 

Mer perfekt kan det inte bli för BC Luleå och Burgett. Nässjö är ett lag vars form knappt existerar och finns det någon logik alls ska Peter Öqvist lag vinna ganska busenkelt. Därmed borde det finnas stabila minuter att erbjuda lagets nye spelare som ska kunna få alla chanser att i skarpt läge finna sin roll efter två veckors träning.

Vad publiken kan förvänta sig att se är förstås jättesvårt att säga. Jag har kikat på alldeles för få träningar för att ge någon begåvad analys men rapporterna säger att det sett bättre och bättre ut för varje dag som gått. Till och med alldeles utmärkt den senaste tiden - vad det nu kan betyda när det är uppkast 19.04 på fredag.

Men det lilla jag sett av Burgett ger ändå vid handen att det handlar om en basketsmart spelare, som ser planen bra och sitter på en stabil bössa från trepoängsland. Däremot ska vi inte vänta oss något Quinton Upshur-försvar ute på golvet.

När vi sätter punkt för den här säsongen och BC Luleå fått ut 22-26 spelminuter, 10-12 poäng, en handfull returer och ett högprocentigt beslutfattande av 206 centimeter Burgett får nog alla inblandade vara nöjd.

Och det kan faktiskt räcka en bra bit.

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Healthcare: Travel Nurse - OR RN - Austin, TX - Detroit, Michigan

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Travel OR Registered Nurse (RN) Work in the Nation's Capital! Start your next travel opportunity with this great Registered Nurse (RN) position in Washington, DC. Job Details --- Travel OR Nurses earn over estimated $1,850 weekly take home --- 3 12 hour day/evening shifts available Job Requirements --- DC Registered Nurse (RN) License or Compact License. --- 2 years OR experience --- Flu shot About Us At GHR Travel Nursing, we want to make your travel experience a great one! As a GHR Travel Nurse, we are committed to giving you the chance to experience life, while saving lives. We offer great pay and one of the best benefits packages in the industry, including: --- Flexible scheduling options --- Personalized service --- Health insurance --- 401(k) investment plan --- Referral bonuses --- Free liability insurance coverage --- Weekly pay --- Direct Deposit or Pay Card option Stay updated on all of our Registered Nurse (RN) opportunities by signing up for Job Alerts! For more details on this and our other nationwide Registered Nurse (RN) opportunities, please call/text Callahan Measer at (716)418-9446 or email cmeaser@ghrtravelnursing.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. ()
          

Self-care Tips For The Silly Season

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It’s that time of the year – the countdown to Christmas, wedding season in full swing and our social calendars are more lit than ever… Somehow every year, the one or two week year-end break feels more exhausting than just getting up and going to work. This year (or should I say next year), I...

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Human Resources: Product Trainer - Detroit, Michigan

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Autobooks works hard to make small business banking simple. Through our partnerships with banks and credit unions, small business owners have access to a modern suite that makes business banking easier. When you join Autobooks, you're joining a team dedicated to small business growth. We want your ideas, passion and experience to continue improving what we offer. Our downtown Detroit HQ is in the vibrant Madison building, named one of the World's Coolest Offices by Inc. Magazine. Autobooks also has a growing presence in Texas with a satellite office in Austin; and offers flexible, remote work environments for certain roles. Ready to help change what it means to do small business? Let's talk. The Role: Product Trainer Autobooks creates invoicing, payment, and accounting software, and then distributes it through financial institutions (banks and credit unions) by installing it into their internet banking suite. The financial institutions offer the product to their small business clients as a new source of revenue and as a differentiator when compared to other competing institutions. The Product Trainer is responsible for preparing our financial institution partners for the Autobooks rollout in their market, as well as providing ongoing training support for their staff. The trainer will work with the account management team to assess a financial institution's training needs, develop a training program, set desired outcomes, and then execute the training sessions. The Product trainer will also develop and deploy follow up assessments to determine training effectiveness and evaluate if and when further training sessions are needed. Responsibilities: Utilize instructional systems design models such as ADDIE to create product training courses and materials Assist in the creation and deployment of assessment tools and processes to determine training effectiveness Determine the need for, create, and deploy additional training support tools for financial institution partners Execute training sessions via webinar and in person for financial institution partners Assist or lead in the creation of product training related video content Execute occasional internal training sessions for new Autobooks team members Work with the Account Management team ensure positive outcomes for financial institution deployments Create "raving fans" - of both you and Autobooks Coordinate timelines, tasks, and communication across several internal and external teams Other duties as assigned Required Experience/Skills: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of work experience 2 years in a training, instructional, or educational role Extremely high level of professionalism, comfortable presenting and talking to C-level executives Ability to multi-task and prioritize Ability to create / lead projects to create instructional product videos Flexibility and adaptability in responding to rapid change Ability to self-start and succeed with little supervision Willingness to learn and utilize new products and process changes Other Requirements: Familiarity with MS Office products Familiarity with project planning tools Ability to travel by air and/or car up to 15% Job Type: - Full time Job Location: - Detroit MI A flexible, entrepreneurial work environment and team atmosphere makes this a great place to work. Please provide a complete resume and work history detailing your qualifications and experience to careersautobooks.co and indicate "Product Trainer" - as the subject. To learn more about us, visit ()
          

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Hour of Slack #1754 - And Now, This Cut Point

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This is one of those hodge-podge episodes that was Frankensteined together from several different SubGenius shows and podcasts, with weird old-timey pop music (and one modern Al Mothersbaugh song) admixed in with LeMurian media barrages. The spouting duo of Dr. Brujaja and Overlord Anna Maul is represented (Austin, Texas); Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang lose their screens and checks at 22X-Day Drill (Deepest Ohio); StangDoe and Lonesome Phone Boy Dave have a convulute-versation via Tarzan's Radio Station (Glen Rose, Texas). Don't worry; although a lot of this was recorded in Texas, only Stang and Drummond sound that way.

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Printing Machine price

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Technical parameter (Based on 6 colors)
Model DNAY800B DNAY1100B
Printing width 800mm 1100mm
Material width 830mm 1130mm
Printing cylinder diameter φ100-350mm φ100-350mm
Printing speed 120m/min 120m/min
Unwind diameter 600mm 600mm
Rewind diameter 600mm 600mm
Register accuracy ±0.1mm ±0.1mm
Total power 140KW 150KW
Weight 14000KG 15000KG
Dimension 13500*3000*3100mm 13500*3300*3100mm
Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GNbD02_xrI
Delivery time 40-50 days
Installation Engineer is available, buyer need pay the cost of visa, air tickets, accommodation, salary 100$/day/person
To run this machine,customer need prepare Power, printing cylinder, ink, solvent, material.
Feature:
1. Whole machine PLC control with touch screen which is convenient for operation

2. 7 inveter motor controlling system which can make tension close loop control, so we can make the material waste to the least.

3. External unwind double station turret with air shaft, inverter motor control, automatic splicing and cutting. Before one roll is finished printing, prepare another roll on the shaft, so you do not need to stop the machine to change the roll, with auto splicing and cutting, it can automatically switch to another roll, so we can save much time for changing roll and save much material waste.

4. External rewind double station turret with air shaft, inverter motor control, auto splicing and cutting. Before one roll is finished printing, prepare another roll on the shaft, so you do not need to stop the machine to change the roll, with auto splicing and cutting, it can automatically switch to another roll, so we can save much time for changing roll and save much material waste.

5. Pneumatic heavy type doctor blade has a longer life and it can remove extra ink completely from the printing cylinder to make the printing more clear and shinning

6. Shaftless pneumatic printing cylinder installation which can save much time

7. Ink is circulated automatically by ink pump
  
8. Automatic computer register which can make color control precise.
Video inspection system, you can watch the printing picture by computer monitor, so that you will know the printing accuracy is good or not.
  
9. Double long register screw make registration accurate.

10. Independent drying and suction exhausting system, air circulated, max recycled rate 50%, waste air eliminating tunnel. External blower increase the air amount for a better heating.

11. Unwind 2 floating roller, rewind 2 floating roller to micro adjust the tension during machine running

12. Heating pipe installed in the oven to heat the machine.

13. Assisted oven install on the top of last printing unit to completely dry the printing material.

14. It can be installed with turning bar to realize reverse printing.

15. Water cooling roller to cool the printing material after heating

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Other: RN / Float Tele Medical Surgical - Las Vegas, Nevada

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required Internationally known as "Sin City," Las Vegas provides any visitor with a dizzying array of lights, glitz and glamour on Fremont Street and the famous Strip. With world-known casino resorts like the MGM Grand, the Mirage and the Bellagio, Las Vegas offers adult entertainment, family-oriented fun and retirement comfort. In addition to the lure of gambling, Las Vegas is also home to several museums such as the Neon Museum and the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The city also offers a variety of different orchestra, opera and Broadway show attractions in Symphony Park such as at the newly-built Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Las Vegas, NV area for a Float Tele Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting Float Tele Medical Surgical assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! Associated topics: care, ccu, infusion, intensive, maternal, mhb, neonatal, psychiatric, registered nurse, unit ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Technical Compliance Analyst - Gaming/Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Everi () is proud to be the gaming industry's single-source provider of financial technology solutions, games, and intelligence solutions that power the casino floor.***We have two roles open, one in Las Vegas, Nevada and another in Austin, TX.***About This Role:This position involves direct engagement in the product regulatory support and certification lifecycle. While this position has a strong focus on technical and regulatory requirements, it provides great exposure to the overall product lifecycle for various complex, enterprise level gaming solutions from inception to end-of-life. You will gain invaluable experience in a publicly traded company working with nearly every single department serving as a resource for all things technical and compliance related. You will be immersed in a highly supportive, constantly learning and collaborative environment.Job Responsibilities:Reviews technical requirements and verifies compliance of the company's products in various jurisdictions with general guidance from a supervisor or manager.Collaborates with internal departments and external agencies triaging issues; supports all internal department needs for regulatory and technical compliance feedback.Gathers and documents technical requirements from Gaming and Tribal regulators, and other Gaming authorities during the pre-sales process.Develops processes and standard operating procedures for product submission to regulatory bodies; maintains accurate detailed records of correspondence with gaming laboratories and similar institutes.Analyzes product issues and new / updated regulations and provides structured feedback to regulators.Updates and maintains compliance data in ERP systems, supporting delivery of compliance products.Assists with periodic reviews and audits of products and services, ensuring compliance with high risk regulations or detecting regulatory violations.Collects, analyzes, and summarizes information for reporting.Performs other related duties as assigned.Education/Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience in these fields is required. -Job Knowledge/Work Experience:3-5 years' experience in a technical compliance or quality assurance role preferred.Experience with Gaming industry technical requirements, including Tribal, Commercial, and Lottery, preferred.Experience working with independent test laboratories, interpreting submission / technical requirements in the Gaming industry or other highly regulated industry; publicly traded company experience, preferred.Knowledge of all products, including hardware, game, operating systems, interoperability, and peripheral on a technical / engineering level.Excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.Experience in Gaming, Legal, Project Management, and/or Government preferred.Technical Skills:Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, and Word, with the ability to read and design complex spreadsheets.Proficiency using proprietary industry software tools.Proficiency with command line tools, removable media, hardware, servers, programming environments, and database in a Windows operating systems environment required.Proven ability to understand and execute compliance declarations and part approvals through the Oracle Agile PLM system for all products.Knowledge managing product compliance through ERP system; Agile, Navision, and Salesforce experience preferred.Knowledge interpreting submission / technical requirements.Apply Now/Connect Later: Job opportunity brought to you by: is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants and employees will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic or class protected by federal, state, or local law.** For All External Staffing Agencies **Everi does not accept agency submittals. Please do not forward resumes to our Executive team, Management team, or any current Everi employee for review without proper approval. Everi is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. ()
          

Healthcare: RN / Medical Surgical - Las Vegas, Nevada

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The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Dependent Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage Competitive Salaries Referral Bonuses Travel Reimbursement Shift Differentials 401(k) Retirement Plan Direct Deposit/Free Checking Unlimited Free CE Credits Minimum Requirements: At Least 1 Year of Recent Acute Care Experience ASN, BSN or MSN Required Internationally known as "Sin City," Las Vegas provides any visitor with a dizzying array of lights, glitz and glamour on Fremont Street and the famous Strip. With world-known casino resorts like the MGM Grand, the Mirage and the Bellagio, Las Vegas offers adult entertainment, family-oriented fun and retirement comfort. In addition to the lure of gambling, Las Vegas is also home to several museums such as the Neon Museum and the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The city also offers a variety of different orchestra, opera and Broadway show attractions in Symphony Park such as at the newly-built Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel nursing jobs that you want. We currently have an opportunity in the Las Vegas, NV area for a Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting Medical Surgical assignments coming in every day, in fantastic cities that you will love to experience. Just think of another destination that you've been thinking of exploring and we'll see what type of assignments we have there. From Boston to Austin, Orlando to San Francisco, we have exclusive travel nursing jobs all across the country! Our positions go fast, so call a Recruiter today! Associated topics: asn, domiciliary, hospice, infusion, intensive care, maternal, neonatal, nurse rn, psychatric, recovery ()
          

Dirty Work - Austin Wolf -amp; Derek Bolt

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Steelers 20, Browns 13: What went right, what went wrong and the bottom line

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Browns Quick HitsWhat went right: The way the game began, the Browns appeared to be capable of rolling to a big win. But their 10-0 lead courtesy of Austin Seibert's 31-yard field goal with 7:31 left in the first quarter and running back Kareem Hunt's 15-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Baker Mayfield with 7:40 left in the second quarter turned out to be a mirage.What went wrong: The offensive line struggled [...]
          

Seth Gross vs. Austin DeSanto Wrestling Match Preview

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This week’s feature NCAA wrestling match is a Sunday night showdown between the top 133-pound wrestlers in the country – Wisconsin senior Seth Gross and Iowa junior Austin DeSanto. Top-ranked Gross is a former national champion and recently qualified for the Olympic Trials by winning the Bill Farrell International, where the field included four other […]

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Gerard Adams - Ayahuasca, Conscious Leadership, and Creating Meaningful Movements

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Gerard Adams, widely known as the “Millenial Mentor”, joins host Paul Austin to discuss leadership and how plant medicine impacted Gerard's perspective on what matters most in business and in life.  

In 2015, Gerard Adams sold Elite Daily for $50 million. Many things have changed since that defining day, including the beginning of his practice with plant medicine. Integrating the insights learned from 5-MeO-DMT and ayahuasca has helped Gerard to weave together new models of business and conscsiousness, creating inspiring roadmaps for young leaders across the globe.


          

Best practices for staying safe online during the holiday shopping season

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By Jon Munshaw.

This holiday shopping season, the basics of avoiding a malware infection boils down to: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

While sometimes retailers do give out small-dollar gift cards, that $500 discount on a new iPhone is probably not real. If it is a scam, it will definitely not help you get your new iPhone 11 Pro Max.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Talos researchers are hitting radio and television networks to alert customers of what to do to stay safe while shopping online. Common attack vectors this time of year include fake websites, coupons, invoices and more, all designed to get shoppers to click on malicious links that eventually lead to adversaries stealing login, banking or personal information.

Craig Williams, the director of Talos Outreach, appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show “This Morning with Gordon Deal” and discussed common attacks. One scam he discussed involves adversaries sending a fake check or gift card to a shopper, asking them to act as a “secret shopper.”

The adversaries have the shopper either verify the in-store money transfer service, like Western Union or MoneyGram, by sending some of the money the shopper received or by purchasing gift cards and sending pictures of them to the adversaries. At this point, the shopper is free to spend the rest of the money on themselves. Eventually, however, the bank realizes that the check is fake and the shopper is left with a massive hole in their bank account. The attackers pocket a nice present from the victim.

Sound overly complicated? Don’t worry, adversaries are still sticking to their bread-and-butter of malicious emails and ads as well.

“Simply viewing the [malicious] page is enough to compromise your machine,” Williams said on Deal’s show. “But opening an attachment is obviously very dangerous. Plus there’s fake invoices, fake coupons, links to sites to get a special deal.”

You can listen to the full show here. Williams’ segment starts around the 8:05 mark.

Another common technique adversaries use is typo-squatting websites for popular retailers. Appearing on KTVU-TV in California, Talos researcher Matt Valites used the example of Nike. If a shopper wanted to buy some shoes, they would usually go to Nike[.]com. But attackers may try to use strikingly similar URLs, such as Niek[.]com, to trick users into thinking they’re on the real site.

But when the shopper goes to enter their login information or credit card number to buy something, the attackers just steal their information.

“Instead of click on [these links], try going directly to the website instead and type in the URL of the website you’re trying to visit,” Valites said. You can view his full segment below.


You can also see Earl Carter appear on CBS Austin discussing this topic here, and again on Fox in Austin here.

 Here are some other tips for avoiding holiday shopping scams:

  • Only download apps from trusted and official app stores like the Google Play store and iOS App Store. 
  • Look out for apps that ask for suspicious permissions, such as access to your text messages, contacts, stored passwords and administrative features.
  • Some malicious apps will try to masquerade as a legitimate version of the one you could be searching for. Signs of these apps include poor spelling and grammar in app descriptions and interfaces, lack of high-quality performance and a developer contact that uses a free email service (such as @gmail.com).
  • Avoid clicking on unsolicited emails. Make sure you purposefully subscribed to any marketing emails you receive from retailers before opening it.
  • Use an ad blocker locally on your browser. These will often block any malvertising campaigns that aim to capitalize on shoppers looking for deals.
  • Try to use payment services such as Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. These services use tokenization instead of the “Primary Account Number” (your credit card number), making your transaction more secure.
  • Use complex passwords that are unique, per site. Attackers commonly reuse passwords as a way to compromise multiple accounts with the same username. Use a password locker if you have a hard time creating and remembering secure passwords.
  • Manually type in URLs to sites you want to visit rather than clicking on links. 
  • Use two-factor authentication to log into your email account to avoid unauthorized access.


          

Comment on Apple HQ2 move in Austin throws shade at Amazon’s HQ2 drama by Degree holders are shifting tech hubs and affordability

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Engineer A, B, or C | Austin Transportation - City of Austin

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Loop 360 tree decorating in full swing - KVUE.com

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Other: Private Mortgage Banker (SAFE) - Houston - Houston, Texas

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Job DescriptionAt Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.Consumer Banking is an industry leader in supporting homeowners and consumers in addition to operating one of the most extensive banking franchises in the country. - We serve mass market, affluent, and small business customers; as well as provide home and personal lending. Our focus is on delivering an exceptional experience for our customers through financial advice and guidance coupled with providing the products and services that will help them realize their financial hopes and dreams. - We've built our team of top professionals by rewarding their accomplishments and ensuring they have what's needed to succeed.This SAFE position has customer contact and job duties which may include the offering/negotiating of terms and/or taking an application for a dwelling secured transaction. As such, this position requires compliance with the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 and all related regulations. Ongoing employment is contingent upon meeting all such requirements, including acceptable background investigation results. - Individuals in a SAFE position also must meet the Loan Originator requirements under Regulation Z (LO) outlined in the job expectations below.We have an immediate opening for a Private Mortgage Banker. - This individual is responsible for producing high quality jumbo residential mortgage loans that meet Wells Fargo Home Mortgage guidelines by building relationships focused on affluent borrowers with realtors, builders, financial professionals, bank stores, past customers, and other non traditional sources. - Strong sales and organizational skills are essential. - Bi-lingual job seekers are encouraged to apply. - -Additional duties include: Develop knowledge of company products, policies and procedures, and underwriting requirements Understand real estate appraisals, title reports, and real estate transactions Inform prospective and existing customers of WFHM programs, rates, policies, underwriting requirements, and loan procedures Analyze detailed financial and credit data, matching customer needs with an appropriate loan program and level of risk Receive customer applications, quote the rate and points, and complete follow-up activities with the registration lock-in Develop and maintains a high degree of visibility for WFHM in the marketplace Perform miscellaneous duties as needed and requiredRequired Qualifications2+ years of sales experience in financial services, outside sales experience, or a combination of bothDesired QualificationsBasic Microsoft Office skillsDocumented retail residential mortgage fundings over the past 12 months referred primarily from established, local, external sourcesExcellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skillsMortgage industry experienceKnowledge and understanding of sales prospecting and generating referrals Bilingual speaking proficiency in Spanish/EnglishCustomer service experienceA BS/BA degree or higherExperience working with ultra-high-net-worth clientsJob ExpectationsThis position requires SAFE registration at the time of employment. Wells Fargo will initiate the SAFE registration process immediately after your employment start date. The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) web site () provides the MU4R questions and registration required for employment in this position.Individuals in Loan Originator (LO) positions must meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau qualification requirements and comply with related Wells Fargo policies. The LO qualification requirements include meeting applicable financial responsibility, character, general financial fitness and criminal background standards. A current credit report will be used to assess your financial responsibility and credit fitness, however, a credit score is not included as part of the evaluation. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening, if necessary.This position requires compliance with all mortgage regulatory requirements and Wells Fargo's compliance policies related to these requirements including acceptable background check investigation results. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening and required reporting of certain incidents.Ability to lift 20+ poundsReliable transportationAbility to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays as needed or scheduledStreet AddressTX-HOU-River Oaks: 1500 Waugh Dr - Houston, TXTX-Austin: 111 Congress Avenue - Austin, TXDisclaimerAll offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. ()
          

Former Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward shares gushing birthday tribute to 'beautiful' daughter Willow

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Collections Representative - Business to Business Exp. Preferred

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TX-Austin, COLLECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE – BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXP. PREFERRED AUSTIN, TX Project Description: Responsible for analyzing and collecting past dues for specified accounts. Negotiates with customers without jeopardizing their relationship with Client to collect all past due invoices. This duty is performed within significant time restraints in order to increase cash flow and ensure incoming orders
          

Orchids and cacti? Lone Star Escapade 2

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Spiranthes magnicamporum*

Don't know about you, but I usually don't expect to see lady's tresses orchids growing near cacti, but that's exactly what Adam Black showed me on the Oakville sandstone outcrops of Grimes, County, Texas last week. Although I've been TO Texas (mostly Abilene/Sweetwater area) many DOZENS of times (Thanksgiving, Easter, inlaws) I've only had two brief trips to Austin in the past, one to Dallas and of course fly-throughs through Houston. Considering that Texas possesses the greatest floral diversity of any of our United States (and Colorado not so far away), this is frankly an embarrassment for me.


And here's the cactus growing a very few feet away! Albeit a bit higher on the slope, and likely on shallow soil over calcareous outcrop. I wrote a blog (Modest Beauty) about this wonderful cactus several years ago...click on the yellow parenthesized title to read it!


Here is the BONAP map of the distribution of Escobaria missouriensis--as you can see, Grimes County is very much towards the southernmost point of its distribution. Like so many Great Plains plants, this encompasses a vast range of latitude (well over a thousand miles)--and there has likely been gene flow through these populations forever, which explains why so many plants originating in Texas (like Muhlenbergia reverchonii) prove hardy in much colder areas.

Just compare the of the nipple cactus above to the fabulous Texas endemic Coryphantha cornuta, which has proved every bit as hardy for us below:

BONAP map of distribution of Coryphantha sulcata
Coryphantha sulcata in the Rock Alpine Garden, Denver
Couldn't resist slipping in a picture of this spectacular Texas endemic: you wouldn't expect (seeing the range of this in nature) that it would be so hardy. I have to confess my first attempts to grow it (probably from more southerly Texas forms) failed. Harlan Hamernik obtained it from one of the more northerly Texas forms, and Bluebird Nursery has been mass producing this for years now--and a rather local plant is becoming widely grown.


       A general view of the outcrop where both plants grew


       Another random glimpse--there were a lot of things tucked in here, as you'll see...

Guttierezia sarothrae and Opuntia aff. engelmannii
       I know the Guttierezia has a new generic name. I forget (I like the older one better anyway)


Here looking down you can see Yucca louisianensis and Adam behind it. I first met Adam several years ago when he visited me in Denver: talking to him for a few minutes I realized he was remarkable, and following his extraordinary posts on Facebook I learned so much from him (not to mention admiring his fantastic photography) that I invited him to speak at our Tree Diversity symposium last spring where he was a hit. He reciprocated (quid pro quo in a benign sense! Not the treasonous bribery that merits not just impeachment, but jail time in my opinion)  by inviting me to Texas this November, where Jan joined me to have an extraordinary six days of botanizing, garden touring and revisiting great friends. Texas for gardeners is fantastic!

Schizachyrium scoparium hillside
A robust colony of little bluestem (which should be our National Grass for so many reasons!) grew nearby as well.


A really lovely outcrop!

Adam Black photographing Spiranthes magnicamporum

Here's my friend photographing two of the dozens of ladys tresses that studded the grassy hillside there..


This is what he was taking a picture of..


And Texas bluebonnets were germinating everywhere around us (recent rains after a long drought had summoned them). This outcrop must be spectacular in March and April! Tempted to go back...

Juniperus virginiana

Nearby was a graceful "red cedar" which are so often planted in Denver. I am still ruing the days when I hated junipers--they are increasingly among my favorite trees...

I have two other blogs about this wonderful trip I hope to publish in the coming weeks. Thank you, Adam, for a fantastic sojourn to the great state of Texas!

*This ladystresses has special significance for me: magnicamporum means "Great Plains" which is where it is primarily distributed. At some point in the Pleistocene, the range of of this species apparently extended to the Rockies, where the cooler, wetter climate brought Spiranthes romanzofiana lower in altitude (it now generally grows above 9000'). Charles Sheviak postulates that these hybridized to create Spiranthes diluvialis, which now has seemingly been saddled with the ridiculous common name "Ute Ladystresses": it has nothing to do with Utah or the Utes--I was the first to press a specimen of this that was brought to the attention of Sheviak, who subsequently pressed it himself when taken to the type site that I'd alerted the local orchid cabul to--and he used HIS specimen as the type rather than my earlier collection--not that I'm annoyed or anything...

Nevertheless, it was a pleasure indeed for me to find the progenitor of my little foundling that was so rudely kidnapped! (Sheviak did give Stanely Smookler credit for first finding the plant--thankfully!). And Adam even showed me ANOTHER ladystresses the same day I'd never even heard of (which I'll show anon)--a red letter day indeed!
          

Austin real estate deals: WeWork expands in Austin, high-end gym Equinox opens, ABGB buys beer garden

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Check out the latest real estate deals in Austin —including a seventh location for WeWork, despite the national coworking company's financial troubles. We've also tracked down new openings on South Congress, new restaurants in Dripping Springs and Round Rock and a new lounge for downtown Austin. Click through to see which brokers are handling these transactions.

          

Sao Paulo ist raus: Austin ersetzt Brasilien-Rennen der WEC

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Die 6 Stunden von Sao Paulo sind mit einem gleichlangen Rennen auf dem Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas ersetzt worden. Der Termin wird um drei Wochen nach hinten verlegt; das Rennen in Austin findet am 23. Februar 2020 unter seinem alten Titel "Lone Star Le Mans" statt.

Damit bestätigte sich, was sich am Rande der 4 Stunden von Schanghai bereits abgezeichnet hat: Der Veranstalter in Brasilien (N/Duduch Motorsports) kam in mehrerlei Hinsicht seinen vertraglichen Verpflichtungen nicht nach.

In einer Pressemitteilung stellt die WEC ausdrücklich klar, dass es alleine am Promoter gelegen habe und nicht an der Stadt Sao Paulo oder dem Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. "Die WEC bedauert diese Situation und fühlt mit den Tausenden brasilianischen Motorsportfans und der Stadt Sao Paulo", sagt WEC-Chef Gerard Neveu.

"Unsere Hauptsorge galt unseren Teilnehmern und Partnern. Wir haben sehr hart daran gearbeitet, eine Lösung zu finden, die die geringsten Turbulenzen erzeugt."

Die Langstrecken-Weltmeisterschaft (WEC) und Brasilien sind eine schwierige Beziehung. Die Rennen von 2012 bis 2014 wurden von Formel-1-Legende Emerson Fittipaldi organisiert; das Event schrieb jedoch rote Zahlen und trieb Fittipaldi in den finanziellen Ruin.

Erstes WEC-Rennen in Austin seit 2017

Das Rennen in Austin wurde vom 2. auf den 23. Februar verlegt, um einer Überschneidung mit dem Super Bowl aus dem Weg zu gehen. Außerdem kollidiert der fünfte Lauf der Langstrecken-Weltmeisterschaft 2019/20 nicht mehr mit den 12 Stunden von Bathurst, die ebenfalls auf den 2. Februar terminiert waren.

Ein erstes Alternativdatum am 14. und 15. Februar war nicht möglich, weil der Lauf mit der Formel E in Mexiko-Stadt kollidiert wäre. Mehrere WEC-Piloten treten in beiden Serien an.

"Ich muss Bobby Epstein und dem Circuit of the Americas dafür danken, uns so kurzfristig willkommen zu heißen. Es ist ein exzellenter Austragungsort. Unsere Fans, Teilnehmer und die Medien können sich nun sicher sein, gleich zweimal in einem Monat exzellentes Racing in Nordamerika zu Gesicht zu bekommen."

Die WEC wird nach dem Lone Star Le Mans direkt nach Florida weiterreisen, wo am 20. März das 1.000-Meilen-Rennen am gemeinsamen Wochenende mit dem 12-Stunden-Rennen der IMSA SportsCar Championship auf dem Programm stehen wird. Das 6-Stunden-Rennen von Austin wurde zuletzt im September 2017 ausgetragen.

Für den COTA ist das WEC-Rennen auch eine Bewährungsprobe. Derzeit finden intensive Renovierungsarbeiten auf der erst 2012 eröffneten Strecke statt, nachdem sowohl die Formel 1 als auch die MotoGP lautstark über monströse Bodenwellen geklagt hatten. Details zum Zeitplan wird die WEC noch bekannt geben.

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In latest sign of trade war pain, the Trump administration announces tariff relief for dozens of Chinese products

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket during a tour of Apple's Mac Pro manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

  • The US on Friday announced it would shield dozens of products from steep import tariffs it levied against China last year. 
  • The move was seen as a way to mitigate domestic concerns ahead of the 2020 elections, but it came at a critical moment in trade negotiations.
  • Thousands of companies have requested relief from tariffs, warning the Trump administration that those measures could eventually force them to raise prices or slash jobs
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The US on Friday announced it would shield dozens of products from steep import tariffs it levied against China last year. 

The move was the latest acknowledgement by the Trump administration that its trade policies have threatened to cause financial pain for American companies. President Donald Trump often downplays the domestic effects of his tit-for-tat dispute with the second-largest economy, arguing that it's necessary to win fairer trade agreements. 

Lollipops, vacuum cleaners, table lamps, bicycles, outdoor tables, canoes, cots, and more would be excluded from the tariffs it implemented on $200 billion worth of Chinese products in September 2018, the Office of the US Trade Representative said Friday. In May, Trump more than doubled the tax rate on those imports to 25%. 

Thousands of companies have requested relief from those measures, warning the Trump administration that those measures could eventually force them to raise prices or slash jobs. But the approval process has drawn backlash from companies and watchdogs for a lack of transparency. 

USTR general counsel Joseph Barloon said officials determine whether the tariff would "cause severe economic harm to the requestor or other US interests" as part of the exclusion process. They also ask if the product is available only from China or strategically important or related to industrial programs there. 

The new exclusions were seen as a way to mitigate domestic concerns ahead of the 2020 elections, but they came at a critical moment in trade negotiations. 

China threatened countermeasures against the US over the weekend after Trump signed into law a bill that backed pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, casting doubt on the first part of an interim trade agreement that was announced in October. The terms of that have still not been put to paper. 

"I'm still not sure both sides will reach a 'phase one' agreement, but the Chinese authorities are capable of expressing displeasure about the human rights bills and continuing to negotiate on the trade war," said Jared Bernstein, a senior economic adviser in the Obama administration. 

Last week, both sides had expressed optimism that progress could be made before tariff escalations were enacted in December. 

While there have been clashes over agricultural purchases and tariffs in recent weeks, China outlined plans to bolster its rules on patents, copyrights and trademarks in a document released Sunday. 

The document proposes concrete ways in which the central government will work to tame the provincial officials who are often involved with intellectual property violations, according to Mary Lovely, a trade scholar at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

"Such an incentive can be effective, although we also know that the evaluation system can be gamed, as has been the case in environmental protection," she said. "These new guidelines move in the right direction, even as we wait for more specifics to emerge about how these new policies will be carried out."

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Donald Maness

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Donald “Jack” Maness of Warren, Michigan, beloved father, husband, brother and devoted friend passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 18, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 85 years old. Jack was born September 16, 1934, in Scott County, Virginia, to the late Jessie and Lucian Maness. Jack had a proud service heritage. He joined the military at age 15, where he spent two years with the Virginia National Guard. He then enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 and was eventually deployed to go overseas during the Korean War. Jack continued his commitment to his country as a volunteer for the Auxiliary Coast Guard until his passing. Beyond his military service, one might say he truly was a “Jack of all trades.” He was a proud lifetime member of the Millwrights Local Union 1102 and the Center Line Lodge No. 550. He was an accomplished Real Estate Agent and consultant for many of his closest friends and family members. He was also an entrepreneur, a limo driver, a movie star and even attempted a pilot’s license until he witnessed a small crash that made him quickly change his mind. Jack was a musician, traveling between radio stations to play with his sister, Jill; ultimately resulting in a short stint as a radio show host himself. It was music that may have embodied Jack entirely. Lively, memorable, entertaining. It showed in his incredible guitar and banjo talent and it lives on in every melody, note and chord that he once played. If you close your eyes and listen really close, you may still hear them, Darling. His Southern roots apparent when he said that special word. So many hats for one simple Southern gentleman. But most important of all, the hat of a loving friend and family member. He cherished his time with these more than anything. Jack is survived by his devoted wife, Maureen Maness, with whom he shared over 20 years filled with many wonderful adventures and memories. Loving Father / Grandfather of Pamela Maness Miller, her husband Barry Miller and their children Heather Mullins and Christopher Mullins; Donald “Donnie” Jack Maness Jr., his wife Angela Maness and their children Dustin Maness, Brody Jack Maness, Gregory Dodd Jr., Emily Dodd; Jacqueline Foster; Jessie Maness Lawrence, her husband Christopher Lawrence and their children James Lawrence (deceased), Shayla Lawrence, Riley Lawrence; Jackie Maness and her children Kaitlyn Doron and Kyan Lake. Loving brother to Joyce Richardson, her husband Edward Richardson; Donna “Jill” Hyde (deceased). Proud Great Grandfather of Jordan Mullins, Sailor Staiger, Levi Mullins, Copelen Dodd, Emberley Maness, Brooklyn Dodd, Rhett Dodd and Abram Jack Maness. Loving Stepfather / Step-grandfather to Desiree Schulz and her children Mason Stachowicz and Lucas Schulz, T.C. Stachowicz and Sarah Smith and her husband, Jeremy Smith. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends and family will gather to honor Jack’s life on Saturday, December 14th, 9:30 am at St. Faustina Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Road, Warren. A luncheon will follow the memorial service at MacRay Harbor from Noon – 3pm, 30675 North River Road, Harrison Charter Township. Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.


          

Dec 13, 2019: Michael Everdell ’13 Anthropology Doctoral Candidate in Linguistics at King Building

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‘‘I want others to know we exist . . .WE matter !:’’ Towards revitalizing the hibernating Ópatan languages of Sonora, Mexico, presented by Michael Everdell ’13 anthropology doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin.

This presentation reports on preliminary findings of a Rapid Qualitative Inquiry study as a first step toward a broader community-led revitalization of the Ópatan languages (Tegüima, Eudeve and Jova). The central meeting point of this community is a Facebook group called Opatería, comprised of members who identify as Ópatan or descendants.

The diasporic community, the primarily asynchronous method of communication, and strong community enthusiasm create a unique set of opportunities and challenges in the revitalization process. We report on efforts to negotiate the roles of the two non-Ópatan linguists in order to center the community, allowing them to negotiate desired outcomes and indicators of progress in the (re)construction of the Ópatan languages.

Part of the Alumni Conversations and Careers Speaker Series.

Sponsored by the Alumni Office, the Departments of Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Politics; the Department of English Flint Fund, and the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures.

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