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The Year of Riotous Living

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The year of riotous living at San Francisco State University, 1968-1969, contained one of the most recent major upheavals of our society. In 1968 the country was yet again divided over race relations and colonial militarism. The divisions penetrated every corner of our society: government, schools, political parties, haves/have-nots, family and even down to individuals […]
          

Assistant/ Associate Professor of Surgery - Breast Care Surgeon | University of California San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, Assistant/Associate Professor of Surgery - Breast Care Surgeon University of California, San Francisco The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, is seeking outstanding candi
          

Ringing in the holidays

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The gentle chime of bells is a well-known holiday tradition.

It is especially prevalent outside local businesses as a helpful reminder to get in the giving spirit. Across the nation, volunteers will be taking up the bell and standing beside the bright red kettles in hopes people passing by will stop long enough to drop a donation in the bucket. 

Getting its start a little early in Newton, the annual Red Kettle Campaign began Nov. 9. Residents will see volunteers chiming away throughout the city at Faraway, Hy-Vee, True Value, Theisen’s and Walmart. 

Captain Janelle Cleaveland said this year’s goal is set at $37,000. Last year, the local chapter passed its goal of $34,000 raising $36,000. This year the goal has increased again in order to help more people in need.  

“We believe that God will provide and the people of Jasper County will show up and support us as they have in the past,” Cleaveland said. 

The Red Kettle Campaign is a long standard to the Salvation Army. Beginning in 1891 in San Francisco, the tradition remains alive today and is an integral part of the nonprofit’s mission. 

“It’s very, very important. Most of the money we raise for the year is raised in November and December. So it helps us to help people all year round,” Cleaveland said. 

The campaign has changed after more than a century. That change will be showcased in Newton as the local chapter introduces a new way to donate. 

At the Newton Hy-Vee, the traditional Red Kettle will still be positioned inside the main entrance. However, customers will have the chance to give using a “cashless kettle.” Hy-Vee store director Rick Morr and Salvation Army board chair Joe DeHart teamed up to give people who don’t carry cash a chance to donate. 

The cashier will be able to scan something while the customer checks out to allow them to donate. Each individual will be able to declare the amount they wish to give. 

“They’ll give you a wooden token and you’ll be able to put that in the kettle to show that you still support the Salvation Army. It will just be taken out of your debit card and added to your transaction at Hy-Vee. At the end of the season, they’re going to cut us a check,” Cleaveland said. 

The success of the campaign not only depends on the people who donate but also on the people who volunteer their time to ring the bell. With more than 2,000 hours of bell ringing to fill, Cleaveland encourages individuals and organizations to consider signing up to help. 

This year, signing up for bell ringing can be done online. Simply visit registertoring.com and enter Newton’s 50208 zip code. 

“They can sign up super easy on there,” Cleaveland said. “It takes like five minutes. You put your information in there and you get an account and pick any location and sign up.” 

Bell ringing is usually done in two-hour blocks. Time slots are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Volunteers can sign up as individuals or as part of a group. Several local organizations have already signed up to help including Knights of Columbus, Newton Kiwanis and Rotary Club. 

“We are very thankful for Jasper County’s support and we can’t do what we do without them,” Cleaveland said. 

Donations can also be dropped off at the Salvation Army at 301 N. Second Ave. E. or sent in the mail. For more information, contact the local office at 641-792-6131.

Contact Pam Pratt at641-792-3121 ext. 6530 or pampratt@newtondailynews.com


          

Baltimore Ravens edge San Francisco 49ers in heavyweight matchup

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Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens powered through terrible weather conditions to beat the San Francisco 49ers and their top-ranked defense Sunday in Baltimore.
          

Proptech startup Eden completes $25M Series B

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Eden, a proptech startup that helps landlords manage parts of the workplace like scheduling cleaning services and ordering snacks, raised $25 million in its Series B funding round. Soho-based venture-capital firm Reshape led the funding round, Eden announced Tuesday. San Francisco-based Eden launched in 2015. Its technology is available in 25 major U.S. metro areas, the company said. Eden targets “the enormous workplace market that we believe can be radically transformed,” Reshape partner Vik Patel ... [more]

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Outpatient Psychology near Pebble Beach, CA | No Call or Weekends Required | Jackson Physician Search

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California, A thriving multi-specialty group two hours south of San Francisco is seeking an experienced psychologist to join their team and support their current primary care physicians. Live and work along the
          

Executive: Director of Salt Lake City and Phoenix Cash Services - Salt Lake City, Utah

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/The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco believes//in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve./Director of Salt Lake City and Phoenix Cash**The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is one of twelve Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., constitute the nations central bank and acts as its operating arm in the nine western states and three U. S. territories. The mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is to promote low inflation, full employment and financial stability, and to provide services to financial institutions and the Treasury. Our vision is to be one of the most admired and highly respected public institutions, known for our public service, integrity, and performance. The Banks values are public service, integrity, performance, ingenuity, and respect.TheDirector of Salt Lake City and Phoenix Cash Servicesoversees two of five district Cash operations and ensures that sufficient currency and coin are in circulation to meet public demand in the states of Utah, Arizona and in portions of Idaho and Nevada. The Director also ensures that the Salt Lake City and Phoenix cash offices accepts deposits of excess and unfit currency from depository financial institutions, prepares currency and coin for distribution and removes counterfeit and unfit currency from circulation.Specifically, financial institutions come to the Salt Lake City and Phoenix cash office for their currency and coin needs, including making a deposit or placing an order. When financial institutions have more currency or coin than they need, they can deposit the surplus with the Salt Lake City and Phoenix cash offices. When deposits are received, they are processed on machines that count, sort, and repackage the fit and genuine currency for recirculation.As a key member of the District Cash Services management team, you will play a meaningful role in implementing the Groups strategic plan, supporting the overall mission and vision of the Group and providing influential thought leadership to the Bank and System cash community.Highlights of Responsibilities:Carry out oversight responsibilities for the Cash Administration, Paying and Receiving and High Speed Processing units in accordance with established Bank, Board of Governors and Treasury Department policy, controls, and procedures in a compliance- and regulatory-focused environment * Direct the operation with a vision toward the future and a strategy that encourages and motivates employees to deliver outstanding performance * Encourage diverse perspectives and innovative thinking and approaches by individuals and teams within the Cash operation * Build a strong workforce capable of meeting the business challenges of today while developing the skills and abilities of the workforce to meet the challenges of tomorrow * Establish and influence strategic direction that seeks to improve operational systems, processes and policies * Champion the departments success by providing leadership and mentorship in achieving a strong compliance environment, meeting performance metrics, and ensuring strong communication and information flows between management, employees and across operating shiftsQualifications: Significant leadership and people management experience Bachelors degree in Finance, Business or related field of study; or relevant associated work experience Demonstrated leadership ability and the ability to initiate, lead and sustain change in the work environment Outstanding people management, interpersonal and organization skills Strong critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills, and the ability to synthesize a range of data and information Proven ability to multi-task work and perform well under pressure Excellent writing, speaking, negotiation and presentation skills Proven project management skills with a focus on building high performance relationships and processes to drive projects forward Proven ability to anticipate and solve complex business issues in a well-informed, accurate, and logical manner Demonstrated experience and versatility working collaboratively across offices and functions to build relationships and influence key constituents, both internally and externally Proven ability to initiate action, adapt to change, make difficult decisions and accept challenging assignments Demonstrated ability to assess and when necessary, adapt new strategies to achieve key objectives in a dynamic environmentPreferred Skills: Experience in a highly regulated and compliance-oriented environment Senior level project management/leadership experience/ //The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer./Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Title: Director of Salt Lake City and Phoenix Cash Services Location: UT-Salt Lake City Requisition ID: 262256 Other Locations: AZ-Phoenix ()
          

Ineke Jaipur Chai Winners

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Her first gourmand fragrance, Ineke Jaipur Chai, is inspired by Ineke Ruland’s love of her cherished cuppa during the rainy season in San Francisco.

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Executive: General Manager-American Fork - Store 1273- Ulta Beauty - American Fork, Utah

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The General Manager (GM) is responsible for leading through Ulta Beauty s mission, vision, and values in order to develop a high-performing team that consistently delivers top-line sales growth. The GM leads a team of 4-5 department managers and is accountable for all aspects of managing a sing Williams le retail store, inclusive of the salon. This leader drives his/her business through a focus on performance (sales, service, and expense control), people (talent acquisition, training, and development), and process (standard operating procedures). This position requires a passion for process excellence, a drive for results, and the ability to lead and influence.PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (*Essential Functions)The GM is a champion of Ulta Beauty s mission, vision, and values, and should demonstrate them skillfully and consistently through the following (as well as all other projects/duties as assigned):Performance Meet or exceed goals related to total store sales, profitability, and operational excellence. Forecast and adjust payroll to maximize productivity, achieve sales & payroll goals, and complete workload. Build a team that embodies the Ulta Beauty brand by delivering exceptional service and driving guest loyalty. Review and interpret financial and operational reporting regularly, including store visit and audit results. Identify underperforming metrics and develop strategies that leverage company programs, tools, and resources to improve and grow the business.People Attract, hire, and retain a diverse team of top talent. Train, coach, and develop direct reports using company programs, tools, and resources. Create an environment that inspires and encourages the growth and engagement of associates. Model a culture of open communication by sharing enterprise strategy and corporate messaging to associates. Promote a culture of teamwork by working alongside the management team, establishing priorities, and providing clear direction.Process Be knowledgeable of, and ensure compliance with Ulta Beauty policies, procedures, and standards. Use the company s scheduling tool as directed to schedule the right associates, in the right places, at the right times in order to provide an exceptional guest experience, reduce loss, and execute company directives. Use the company s task management tool as directed to prioritize the execution of store workload, ensuring full leadership adoption and compliance with company policy. Protect company assets and minimize loss by ensuring all store standards and operating procedures are met, including workplace safety, inventory control, and loss prevention. Support continuous improvement by implementing company programs and influencing end-user adoption. Education Bachelor s degree is preferredExperience 3-5+ years of fast-paced, retail management, or other relevant work experience Financial management: success with driving top-line sales, interpreting reporting data, managing payroll budgets, and controlling expense Retail management: proven ability with monitoring inventory levels, achieving operational excellence, driving a service culture, and executing merchandising directives Leadership management: experience with attracting, developing, and motivating top talent, swiftly adapting to change and leading others through the change-curve, developing collaborative relationships with others, and leading and influencingSkills Proficient with basic technology (e.g., POS system, Microsoft Office programs, and Apple devices) Excellent written and verbal communication Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks with moving parts Ability to react under pressure, use good judgment in ambiguous situations, and be flexible/adaptableSPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS Work a flexible, full-time schedule to include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays Attend offsite meetings and conferences (may require overnight travel)WORKING CONDITIONS Continuous mobility throughout the store on a daily basis Lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis Stoop, kneel, and crouch on a daily basis Climb a ladder and maintain balance on a daily basisFor positions located in San Francisco: pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.#LI-SS1 Associated topics: general manager, leader, major gifts officer, manage, manager retail, retail store manager, senior manager, supervisor, retail management, team lead ()
          

B-Tree Index Improvements in Postgres 12

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#333 — November 27, 2019

Read on the Web

Postgres Weekly

B-Tree Index Improvements in Postgres 12 — B-tree indexes have been improved in Postgres v12 - this article describes some easily understood examples. It won’t affect most users but there are some performance benefits, particularly for databases stored on media with poor random read performance (e.g. magnetic storage).

Laurenz Albe

12 Common Mistakes and Missed Optimization Opportunities in SQL — A lengthy list of SQL “dos and don’ts” covering topics like timezones, ranges, formatting queries, and unions.

Haki Benita

Multitenancy Options in Postgres — A high-level overview of the Postgres architecture helps provide some contextual understanding of the multitenancy options available with Postgres. Download this white paper to learn more about the three main Postgres multitenancy options.

EnterpriseDB sponsor

How To Get Started with pgBackRest on Postgres 12pgBackRest is a backup and restore tool for Postgres that now takes advantages of some of the new features in Postgres 12. Here’s how to set up and configure it.

Tom Swartz

Deploying and Configuring Postgres with Puppet — Runs through the installation and programming of Puppet modules (Puppet being a popular open source config management and deployment system) for deploying/configuring your databases.

Hugo Dias

Converting from Asynchronous to Synchronous Replication in PostgreSQL — Shows you how to install a PostgreSQL Cluster from scratch and convert the asynchronous replication (default) to a synchronous one.

Sebastian Insausti

An Overview of VACUUM Processing in Postgres

Kumar Rajeev Rastogi

Sum Types for Relational Databases — A look at different ways to encode sum types.

Dmitry Olshansky

Waiting for PostgreSQL 13: Allow Invisible PROMPT2 in psql — This is a really minor thing in the grand scheme of things but psql in Postgres 13 will make prompts a little nicer when entering multi-line queries.

Hubert depesz Lubaczewski

📂 Code and Projects

PGLoader: A Data Loading Tool for Migrating to Postgres — A COPY-based data loading tool that supports both parallelism and can load in data that may be partially erroneous but without stopping (as \copy might).

Dimitri Fontaine

eBook: Best Practices for Optimizing Postgres Query Performance — Learn how to get a 3x performance improvement on your Postgres database and 500x reduced data loaded from disk in this free pganalyze eBook.

pganalyze sponsor

pg_simdjson: An Extension for Parsing JSON using simdjson — This is a prototype/experiment for now but I like seeing things like this out there. This extension uses the high performance simdjson parser to (slightly, so far) outperform Postgres’s native JSON parser.

Dmitry Dolgov

pg_query_state: A Module for Query Progress Monitoring

Postgres Professional

🗓 Upcoming Events

  • 2Q PGCONF 2019 (December 4-5, 2019 in Chicago) — A conference dedicated to exchanging knowledge about the world’s most advanced open source database: PostgreSQL.
  • PgDay SF (January 21, 2020 in San Francisco) — A 1-day, single-track Postgres event.
  • PgConf.Russia (Febuary 3-5, 2020 in Moscow, Russia) — One day of tutorials and two days of talks in three parallel sessions.
  • PGConf India (Febuary 26-28, 2020 in Bengaluru, Maharashtra, India) — A dedicated training day and a multi-track two-day conference.
  • pgDay Paris 2020 (March 26, 2020 in Paris, France) — Learn more about the world’s most advanced open source database among your peers.
  • Swiss PGDay 2020 (June 18-19, 2020 in Switzerland) — A two track conference (one in English, one in German) aimed at the entire Postgres community.

          

новость: Обзорная башня [26.11.2019]

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В этом выпуске: обзоры игр Arena: The Contest, Council of Four, Marvel Champions: The Card Game и «Одержимость», впечатления от «Игрокона-2019» и от сыгранных на фестивале игр, а также стандартный набор (новости, включая настольно-игровые проекты народного финансирования, а также материалы блогосферы за прошлую неделю).

 

[Прим. автора — для статистики: 125 внешних ссылок, 28 внутренних ссылок.

 

Есть вопросы, предложения или интересные новости? Пишите на oranged@tesera.ru. Новости без ссылок на источники буду вынужден оставить без внимания. Не забудьте написать, кого поблагодарить (имя или ник) за предоставленные сведения.]

 

«Тесера»

 

Статьи

 

 

«Совсем недавно произошёл релиз кооперативной «живой» карточной игры Marvel Champions: The Card Game.

 

Я её купил, опробовал и хочу поделиться как описанием игры и впечатлениями, так и некоторыми соображениями на тему».

 

 

Новости

 

«Обзорная башня [19.11.2019]. Обзор за период с 12.11.2019 по 19.11.2019»:

  • Обзор игры «Ужас Аркхэма. Третья редакция», перевод статьи про проблему продолжительности партий, текстовое «включение» с «Игрокона-2019» и стандартный набор (новости «картонных» и цифровых настольных игр, новости настольно-игровых проектов народного финансирования, а также материалы блогосферы за позапрошлую неделю).

Soundheart: «По горячим следам: видео с «Игрокона-2019». Два дня стримов с «Игрокона-2019» от канала «Твой игровой».

 

«С миру по нитке [20.11.2019]. Новости из мира настольных игр»:

  • «Звезда» выпустила игры «Сумерки Венеции» и «EXIT-Квест. Затонувшие сокровища».
  • Hobby World издала игры «Свинтус: Злоключения» и «Золотой БУМ».
  • Games Workshop возродит Старый Свет.
  • Эти и другие новости.

«Голосуем кошельком [21.11.2019]. Обзор настольно-игровых проектов народного финансирования»:

  • «Вальхалла», «Остров кошек» и «Побег из психушки».
  • Stronghold: Undead — осада замка, дополнение превратилось в игру.
  • Hour of Need — кооперативные приключения супергероев.
  • Blood Feud — командная «кабинетная» игра по «Миру тьмы».
  • Namiji — сиквел Tokaido.
  • 1941: Race to Moscow — военно-историческая игра.
  • Venice — евроигра про торговцев Венеции 16 века.
  • Dawn of Madness — сюжетная мрачная кооперативная игра.
  • Настолка по Divinity: Original Sin.
  • А также многое другое.

imurseev: «Граниконовское к-к-к-комбо!». Цитирую: «Лавка игр» открыла предзаказ на первую порцию отечественных игр, которуя взяла на «Граниконе-2019» — «#ПроРисунки» Артёма Лиса и «Карманный детектив» Юрия Ямщикова».

 

«С миру по нитке [23.11.2019]. Новости из мира настольных игр»:

  • «Звезда» выпустила игру «Поселенцы. Наброски империи».
  • Hobby World издала игру «Одержимость» и дополнение «Древний ужас: Маски Ньярлатхотепа».
  • В продаже появился дебютный проект компании Rabbit Hole Games — игра «Махинаторы».
  • «Лавка игр» подхватила детективную игру «Мортум».
  • Эти и другие новости.

UnicornX: «Предварительные результаты 8-го мат. обмена».

 

AngryFerret: «Инициатива Beyond the Monolith. Анонс новой стратегической инициативы издателя».

 

«С миру по нитке [25.11.2019]. Новости из мира настольных игр»:

  • «Эврикус» опубликовал тизер двух игр.
  • Hobby World выпустит «Рик и Морти: Анатомический парк» в конце 2019.
  • В России выйдет Maracaibo.
  • Эти и другие новости, включая новости в вопросах и ответах.

 

Дневники

 

Новости, события, вопросы, объявления и обсуждения:

Своими руками:

Обзоры, отчёты, отзывы и мнения:

 

Файлы

 

  • Djalina: правила дополнения Caverna: The Forgotten Folk.
  • farvater182: правила дополнения Village Port.
  • MiltoLab:
  • OmegaGames: правила дополнения Eclipse: Rockets of Celebration.
  • sakedas: правила неофициального дополнения «Спартак. Грязные игры» (вер. от 04.12.2017).
  • scorp666ion: роли из Nanty Narking, адаптированные под игру «Плоский мир: Анк-Морпорк».
  • zendor: правила игры De Bellis Antiquitatis 3.0.

 

Вне «Тесеры»

 

Новости и объявления

 

«Бешеный кубик»:

«Бородатый блог»:

«Мир фантастики»:

BoardGamer.ru:

BoardGame.top:

DTF.ru:

kg-portal.ru:

 

Обзоры, отзывы и отчёты

 

«Бешеный кубик»:

«Бородатый блог»:

«Всё о настольных играх»:

«Две фишки»:

«Марафон настолок»:

«Настолки ПТЗ»:

«Настольные игры в Беларуси»:

 

«Ох, до сих пор не могу оправиться от прошлого отчёта и заставить себя написать какую-нибудь статейку. А ведь в кое-что мы уже успел поиграть. Поэтому, пока я собираюсь с мыслями, предлагаю посмотреть на внутренности первой волны свежедоставленной Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon. Для меня это одна из ожидаемых игр года, если не самая ожидаемая».

 

«Настольные игры в Латвии»:

BoardGamer.ru:

Dashulkacss:

veletar.com:

 

Статьи, рассуждения и интервью

 

«Мир фантастики»:

«Настольные игры в Беларуси»:

BoardGamer.ru:

 

Клуб «Прямые руки» (самиздат, переводы, покраска миниатюр и т. д.)

 

boardgamegeek.com:

  • jahvanny: колоды наций, технологий и победных условий для игры Axis & Allies Europe 1940.
  • MiltoLab:

BoardGamer.ru:

BoardGame.top:

 

Видео и подкасты

 

«БабАни Play»:

«Грани гика»:

«Знаем Играем»:

«ИГРОПОЛКа»:

«Магия настольных игр»:

«Мир фантастики»:

«Настолки LIVE»:

«Настольные истории»:

«Низа Гамс»:

«Понастолим»:

Сергей Рябухин:

«Твой игровой»:

Beaver Games:

Beznal 72:

Board Game Community:

BoardGamer.ru:

boardgamesvideo:

BoardGame.top:

CrowdRepublic:

TheFalseEmperor:

FamilyPlay:

GaGa Games:

Geek Media:

I am GEEK now:

WwwIgrovedRu:

OMGames:

Pasyans Show:

THE STATION:

 

Магия ККИ

 

magic.wizards.com:



Автор: oranged (Александр Булгаков)

          

Moral High Horses – “Log Lady”

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“Log Lady” is a soaring, bursting rocker from Moral High Horses, a band from San Francisco. They describe the release as “a song written about a time before the internet … a time when kids would find their dad’s nudey mags and share the intrigue with their friends after school.” Nostalgia is certainly an enjoyable […]

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Former Oklahoma Star Taunts Nick Bosa During 49ers-Ravens

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Earlier this season, former Ohio State star defensive end Nick Bosa sacked former Oklahoma star quarterback Baker Mayfield in the San Francisco 49ers dominant performance over the Cleveland Browns. Following the sack, Bosa mimicked Mayfield’s flag plant during the Ohio State-Oklahoma game in 2017. Well, that celebration made another appearance during the 49ers’ game against […]

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From Fur to Foie Gras: Animals Are on a Winning Streak

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Activists with Slaughter Free Chicago (SFC) gathered November 7 at City Hall to push the city—once, says SFC founder Robert Grillo, the “slaughter capital of the world”—to eliminate its remaining slaughterhouses. Dozens of protesters sang, spoke with mayoral staff, and invoked the memory of the socialist writer Upton Sinclair, whose book The Jungle exposed the squalid working conditions of the city’s meatpackers.

Published in 1906, Sinclair’s novel galvanized landmark legislation empowering the federal government to regulate meat quality. But the plight of the workers themselves (let alone the animals they killed) went largely unaddressed. “I aimed for the public’s heart,” Sinclair famously wrote, “and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

The latest wave of slaughterhouse critics hopes this time, it can hit the heart.

On the surface, the situation for animals is grim: The Trump administration has loosened government protections in areas from wildlife refuges to trophy hunting to the meat industry, and climate emergency is poised to threaten wild animal populations worldwide. Though Trump did sign a federal ban on intentional animal cruelty November 25, it specifically exempts farms, slaughterhouses, hunters, fishers and research labs, rendering its scope limited. But a series of high-profile animal rights victories has swept the country in recent weeks, suggesting more substantive reform may be possible.

On October 30, activists in the public gallery at a New York City Council meeting thrust jazz hands to the air in celebration of a ban on foie gras produced from force-feeding, amid a raft of animal welfare legislation that included the establishment of a city office explicitly dedicated to animal welfare concerns, new data-keeping requirements on animal cruelty reports, vaccination requirements, equine working conditions, and regulations promoting shelter adoption—many of which reflect active ongoing campaigns elsewhere. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the legislation November 25.

Earlier in October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws banning the manufacture or sale of new fur products, as well as the use of most animals in circus acts. In August, Illinois became the third state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on nonhuman animals, following California and Nevada. And in Milwaukee, activists organized a successful resistance against a proposed plan to build a slaughterhouse in a long-vacant north Milwaukee business park, in a campaign partly inspired by SFC.

The 21th century, thanks in part to activist efforts, has seen a “loosening up of the instrumental perspective on animal use,” says Bernie Unti. Unti, a senior policy adviser to the president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has written extensively on the history of the animal protection movement. In the early-to-mid 20th century, Unti says, the movement largely focused on more modest campaigns such as those surrounding dogs and cats in pounds; a fast-growing meat industry parried any more ambitious proposals. But shift in public attitude, combined with technological innovations in clothing, research and fake meat, is making reforms an easier lift than in decades past.

“A common misconception about animal rights activists is that we only care about nonhuman animals, and that we’re discrediting human culture and human behavior,” says Amy Zignego, who helped organize the Milwaukee campaign. “We always have to be really sensitive. We don’t want to be perceived as a bunch of white vegans.”

Of the dozens of business-park neighbors whose doorbells activists rang, Zignego said, only one person had even heard about the slaughterhouse development plan, which was, at the time poised to proceed with little debate. Acting quickly, activists successfully pushed to delay the vote. The district’s alderman initially backed the proposed slaughterhouse on account of its potential to provide jobs and accused activists of “selective indignation” Ultimately, however, citing an “overwhelming response from neighbors in opposition to the project,” he changed his mind. The slaughterhouse company pulled out.

Zignego says the campaign aimed for an “intersectional” approach, arguing that the deleterious effects she associates with slaughterhouses—noise, pollution, and low-quality work—animated the activists just as did straightforward animal welfare concerns.

But there can also be tensions when human and nonhuman interests appear to diverge. The fur debates which have raged in California and New York—where the City Council speaker proposed a ban earlier this year—have in some cases stoked resentments along racial lines. The president of California’s Black Business Association, for instance, accused the anti-fur campaign of “ignorance,” citing the cultural significance of fur among black women. Corporations help fuel these tensions: The Intercept found that some California fur advocates received previously undisclosed payments from an industry organization.

Some activists acknowledge that many high-profile movement victories—even substantive ones—can feel somewhat parochial: Queen Elizabeth fur free; Pfizer banned a forced swim test, Walmart ends live fish sales. But many believe such narrower campaigns can effectively pave the way for change on a larger scale.

The Berkeley, Calif.-based grassroots advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) pushed for the statewide fur ban, but press coordinator Matt Johnson clarified the specificity of the issue did not reflect the scope of the group’s ambitions, which include the end of all animal exploitation for food, clothing, science and entertainment. But the statewide law, following municipal fur bans implemented in municipalities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, is consistent with the pattern laid forth in DxE’s 40-year “strategic roadmap.” This roadmap emphasizes local seed activism—with Berkeley as the epicenter—to forcefully push the proverbial Overton Window, fundamentally transforming how the public and the legal system conceive of nonhuman animals.

DxE formed this decade, and has gained prominence through its “open rescue” actions whereby activists enter a farm without authorization, document conditions and take with them animals in need. The strategy, which predates the organization, strives to extend legal precedent and to publicize mistreatment of animals. The group takes particular aim at source farms for retailers like Whole Foods that advertise as more humane.

A meat industry report showed that, while 2017 saw a slightly reduced volume of meat sales from the previous year, sales of meat with “production claims” like “antibiotic-free” or “organic” increased by more than 38%. For Johnson, this dual trend embodies the shortfalls of consumer-based rhetoric, which he doubts can galvanize the fundamental change he desires. Unti from HSUS sees validity in such criticisms, but still takes heart in the fact that more consumers experience a moral churn as they choose their eggs.

Ultimately, both activists agreed the movement must shake its reputation of self-righteousness—justified or not—to be successful.

Critics, Unti says, have charged that animal rights activists are “good at one thing: saying 'shh, tsk tsk.' Telling people what they should not do.”

“The message is so much centered around ‘go vegan,’ ” Johnson says. “It gives people this impression that you’re either in the snobby holier-than-thou club that no one really wants to be in, or anyone in that club thinks that you’re an evil person.”

Instead, he suggests, advocates’ message should be “systems-focused. People are on your side if you can craft that message. It feels like we should be at the tipping point.”


          

Hospital Director Nursing & Clinical Services | Kindred Healthcare

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San Francisco Bay, California, What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our Director of Nursing & Clinical Services answers this special calling because they have a fundament
          

SENIOR BUYER - CONTRACTS | Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District

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SENIOR BUYER - CONTRACTS | Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District

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San Francisco, California, Essential Responsibilities Collaborates with District staff to develop and implement strategic procurement plans for critical services and equipment needed by the District to carry out our core fu
          

Big Sur, en Californie, l’intranquille paradis de Henry Miller

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Falaises escarpées, forêts de séquoias d’une beauté infernale… Sur les vertigineux rivages de Big Sur, au sud de San Francisco, l’écrivain Henry Miller trouva la paix.
          

California Creativity

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Paso Robles—located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco—is perhaps best known for its robust wine industry; Its proximity to the coast along with ideal growing conditions make it a mecca for tourists and vintners alike. But the city is also home to a number of small farms and dairies. It’s hard to know the […]

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OB GYN Physician Job job in California-San Francisco - #obgyn #mfm #smfm #wedeliver #gyn #urogyn #MFMFellows #mfmfellow

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Nakano Lab - Junior Specialist | University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, Junior Specialist The Nakano Lab at UCSF is looking for a Junior Specialist contributing to the research projects associated with tooth and bone development. The candidate is expected to work on
          

Division of Pediatric Nephrology Researcher - Assistant Professor | University of California, San Francisco

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Associate Specialist- Grinberg Lab | University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, Associate Specialist- Grinberg Lab The associate will conduct research investigating the pathological changes in subcortical sleep-wake nuclei that occur in Alzheimer ’s Disease and other tauopat
          

Nakano Lab - Junior Specialist | University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, The Nakano Lab at UCSF is looking for a highly motivated individual contributing to the research projects associated with tooth and bone development. The candidate is expected to work on the experime
          

Dos pueblos canarios se unen a la Asociación de los Pueblos más bonitos de España

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Los municipios de Betancuria, en Fuerteventura, y Teguise, en Lanzarote, serán en 2020, tras Tejeda, en Gran Canaria, que ya se incluye en ella, las nuevas incorporaciones canarias a la Asociación de los Pueblos más bonitos de España, según ha informado esta red en un comunicado.

Así se ha anunciado en la asamblea nacional de esta entidad, a la que se unirán el próximo año 15 bellos municipios, por lo que pasará a tener 94 localidades distinguidas con este sello.

Esos nuevo pueblos que pasarán a ser parte de la asociación son Alcudia (Baleares), Atienza (Guadalajara), Betancuria (Fuerteventura), Castellar de la Frontera (Cádiz), Castrillo de los Polvazares (León), Culla (Castellón), Mogrovejo (Cantabria), Monteagudo de las Vicarías (Soria), Olivenza (Badajoz), Pastrana (Guadalajara), Pollença (Baleares), Ponte Maceira (Coruña), Robledillo de Gata (Cáceres), Teguise (Lanzarote) y Vinuesa (Soria).

Estos quince municipios han superado más de 40 criterios para poder formar parte de esta red, en aspectos tan importantes como el cuidado del patrimonio, la armonía del municipio, limpieza, conservación de las fachadas, circulación de vehículos, cuidado de flores y zonas verdes, la actividad cultural programada o la atención a las tradiciones, entre otros muchos.

En palabras de Francisco Mestre, presidente de la asociación, “hoy es un día de orgullo y de felicidad para todo el conjunto de pueblos que forman parte de esta red, en el que damos la bienvenida a Betancuria y Teguise, que pasarán a ser parte de nuestra gran familia, bellos pueblos que han superado una rigurosa auditoría gracias al trabajo de generaciones de vecinos, que han cuidado y protegido el patrimonio cultural, arquitectónico y paisajístico heredado”.

Betancuria fue la primera ciudad fundada en Canarias y la primera capital de la región hasta 1834. Situada en el valle del Macizo de Betancuria, un parque rural, resulta una de las zonas menos desérticas de Fuerteventura, además de su municipio menos poblado, ya que no llega a los 800 habitantes.

Es la localidad de mayor interés histórico artístico de esta isla y uno de sus grandes atractivos es el Museo Arqueológico de Betancuria, donde el viajero puede ver cómo vivían los antiguos habitantes de Fuerteventura.

Betancuria, primer pueblo de Fuerteventura en entrar a la Asociación Los Pueblos más Bonitos de España, debe su nombre al conquistador francés Jean de Bethencourt.

Uno de sus atractivos arquitectónicos es la primera catedral de Canarias, destaca la red de pueblos bonitos.

Situada en el nordeste de Lanzarote, la villa de Teguise fue una de las primeras poblaciones fundadas en Canarias. Capital de Lanzarote hasta 1847, conserva un notable conjunto de edificaciones de gran valor histórico-artístico.

Destacan el castillo de Santa Bárbara, ahora convertido en Museo de la Piratería; el Palacio Spínola, ubicado en una casona señorial del siglo XVIII; la antigua iglesia de Guadalupe, y el convento de San Francisco.

Una ruta por Teguise permite al viajero hacerse una idea de cómo era la vida en Lanzarote durante los primeros tiempos de presencia colonial. Además del patrimonio histórico, la antigua capital isleña posee museos como la Casa del Marqués de Herrera y Rojas, y la Casa Perdomo.

Especial interés cultural tiene la Casa del Timple, nuevo espacio divulgativo en el que se explican las características sonoras de este singular instrumento musical de Canarias.


          

Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in California (CA) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in Sacramento California (CA) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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A community hospital within easy reach of Napa Valley Santa Rosa and San Francisco is in need of FM IM physicians. Candidates must be BC BE and be California licensed or eligible. They are open to considering part-time physicians as well as having the option for a physician to supervise an AP. Enjoy
          

OB GYN Physician Job job in California (CA) - #obgyn #mfm #smfm #wedeliver #gyn #urogyn #MFMFellows #mfmfellow

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Radiologist Physician Job job in san Francisco California (CA) - #Radiologist #foamrad #PhysicianJobs #Physician #DoctorJobs #MDJobSite

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Location Sacramento California Specialty Needed Diagnostic Rad with MQSA BC BE Requirements BC Length Of Assignment Perm ongoing Facility Type Outpatient Northern California Modalities CT Dexa Mammo Xray Fluoro MR arthrograms US. Hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm No call Our Client in Northern Calif
          

Reformers Still Trying to Lower Inmate Phone Costs

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Two companies control most of the $1.2 billion prison phone industry. New York City and San Francisco have made inmate calls free, but the Federal Communications Commission is not defending caps on call prices instituted during the Obama administration.
          

Awkward Convos with Beejus: DJ Jack

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This week on Awkward Convos with Beejus, Beejus chats with Oakland's DJ Jack. Tune in for talk about his journey to becoming a DJ, growing up in the East Bay, […]

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Family Medicine Physician Job - No OB job in Sonoma California (CA) - #familymedicine #familypractice #fmrevolution #primarycare #proudtobegim

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Child Psychiatrist Physician Job job in San Francisco California (CA) - #childpsychiatrist #psychtwitter #psychiatrist

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Advent Chant Workshop this coming week!

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This coming Sunday, December 1st, is the 1st Sunday of Advent. What better way to prepare this holy season by learning Advent chant? The Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco has teamed up with the Church of the Immaculate … Continue reading
          

Informe reveló que más del 74% de los sanjavierinos viven por debajo de la línea de pobreza

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Son cifras correspondientes al mes de octubre de acuerdo al informe realizado por los alumnos de quinto año de la escuela particular incorporada San Francisco Javier N° 3053. Se mantiene el porcentaje con respecto al mismo período de 2018. Según los datos, en San Javier existe un 30,41 % de personas que viven por debajo

La entrada Informe reveló que más del 74% de los sanjavierinos viven por debajo de la línea de pobreza se publicó primero en Radio Amanecer.


          

12/17/2019 - A Yiddishe Khanike: Music at Noon Lunch and Concert

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Enjoy Yiddish songs and Klezmer dance music ranging from Bessarabia to Brooklyn. We will bring back Yiddish singer Jeanette Lewicki with her eclectic repertoire of rarely-heard songs and stories, joined by virtuoso clarinetist Sheldon Brown and rock-solid bassist Richard Saunders. They have been playing together for over twenty years and still have fun! Lewicki has pursued Yiddish song and klezmer music around the world. She has produced numerous CDs and took part in the YIVO NY project to digitize the complete Ruth Rubin collection, which involved listening to more than 900 unaccompanied Yiddish songs sung by native speakers. Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 20 years. Since 1994, he has led the Sheldon Brown Group, which performs his own compositions. Richard Saunders has played and recorded with Country Joe and the Fish and others, as well as for various TV shows and ads and movie scores. He is on the faculty of the San Francisco Community Music Center. Monthly Music at Noon concerts include a delicious hot buffet lunch before the concert. Need a ride? The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip with the Community Tuesdays punch card. Make a reservation by the Thursday morning the week before the event by contacting Betty Saad at bsaad@paloaltojcc.org or (650) 223-8741.
          

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Cora. California, San Francisco
Cora is a modern women’s wellness brand infusing good into a category rife with unhealthy products and outdated notions of womanhood. At Cora, we believe women and their bodies are...

Salary: 110,000-120,000. Date posted: 11/27/2019
          

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Cora is a modern women’s wellness brand infusing good into a category rife with unhealthy products and outdated notions of womanhood. At Cora, we believe women and their bodies are...

Salary: 85,000-95,000. Date posted: 11/27/2019
          

Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report. The organization argued that offering people free online services and then using information about them to target money-making ads imperils a gamut of rights including freedom of opinion ...

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Des Moines Real Estate Market Better Off Now Than This Time A Year Ago

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Comparing this year to last. Last month I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco CA to attend the National Association of Realtors annual convention. The one session that I look forward to each year is the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum presented by National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun. […]

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Boudin Bakery

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Employer name: Boudin Bakery City: San Francisco State: California Type of Business: Bakery/Cafe/Ice Cream Job title: Team Member - Pier 39 Number of positions: 2 English level required: advanced Pay rate: $15.59/hour - 32-40 hours/week Start Date: 18.06.2020 End Date: 20.09.2020 - 30.09.2020 Housing: N/A; aprox. $500/month Why choose it? Boudin Bakery is a famous restaurant/store located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf! It is a fun, fast-paced environment. They enjoy hiring Work & Travel students and have had students return from summer to summer! During the season they have various cultural actives in the workplace like employee potluck, celebrating birthdays, participating on Exchange Day in August, plus more! You will be near the famous San Francisco Wharf area, Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. There is no shortage of fun things to do! San Francisco is a very culture rich city, providing interaction and exchange with people from all over the world. Besides the numerous museums, famous landmarks, there are wonderful neighborhoods to explore, shopping and outdoor activities as well.
          

Theater Auditions in San Francisco’s Shelton Theater

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Original Play “A Desperate Plan” , written and directed by Will Marchetti Location: San Francisco, California non-Equity auditions at the Shelton Theater Type: Theater Looking for Non-Equity actors to audition for an original play to be produced at the Shelton Theater in April. Rehearsals begin in February. Auditions will be held on December 17 7:00 […]
          

Take the 49ers and the points over Ravens in possible Super Bowl preview

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After a big win over the Rams, NFL bettors like the Baltimore Ravens — too much against the equally impressive San Francisco 49ers.


          

2019 Holiday Industry Design Mixer

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Thursday, December 5 | 5-7 PM | TICKETS

Old Town Glass
700 Grant Avenue in Novato
$10 RSVP donation to Marin Builders Association Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund

AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design partner with various companies and organizations for these quarterly design mixers. Toast a great year as we partner with Marin Builders Association, Marin Remodelers Forum and Old Town Glass for this holiday networking event that offers great opportunities for design professionals to meet new friends and reconnect with old colleagues across the rich and diverse design disciplines the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.

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Around the Air Force: Cyberspace Capabilities Center, AF Space Pitch Day, Employee Assistance Program

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Today's look Around the Air Force features the opening of a new Cyberspace Capabilities Center, Air Force Space Pitch Day, and an update to Air Force Employee Assistance Program. Links: Air Force creates Cyberspace Capabilities Center https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2016890/air-force-creates-cyberspace-capabilities-center-to-streamline-communications-e/ Air Force creates Cyberspace Capabilities Center to streamline communications enterprise. The Air Force created a new Cyberspace Capabilities Center Nov. 7, in an effort to bridge cyber support gaps and synchronize enterprise requirements to best support today's warfighter. Air Force Welcomes Small Businesses to Pitch their Space Ideas https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2009291/air-force-welcomes-small-businesses-to-pitch-their-space-ideas/ Air Force welcomes small businesses to pitch their space ideas. With up to $50 million in contracts on the line, non-traditional and small businesses are gathering in San Francisco to attend the Air Force Space Pitch Day event hosted by the Space and Missile Systems Center Nov. 5-6. Air Force Employee Assistance Program: New phone number https://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2011763/air-force-employee-assistance-program-new-phone-number-new-website-goes-live-no/ The Air Force Employee Assistance Program relaunched with a new phone number and new website.
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Global-Soul.com San Francisco Podcast 2019 Vol. 12

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Show #12 from the 2019 Global-Soul.com San Francisco Podcast series.
          

49ers injury news: Richard Sherman will be ready for Sunday at Saints - Niners Nation

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  1. 49ers injury news: Richard Sherman will be ready for Sunday at Saints  Niners Nation
  2. 49ers vs. Ravens Week 13 Highlights | NFL 2019  NFL
  3. Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 20-17 win over 49ers  Baltimore Sun
  4. On Sports Media: Why isn't 49ers-Ravens in a better time slot?  San Francisco Examiner
  5. For Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens: 49ers may prove to be a harsh reality check  49ers Webzone
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          

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. Long (play-by-play) Eric Weddle Jersey , D’Marco Farr (analyst)Radio (Spanish): ESPN Deportes 1330Announcers: Troy Santiago (play-by-play), Ricardo Lopez (analyst)Online StreamingRams’ team site (for viewers in available markets)NFL Game Pass (Free 7-Day Trial)OddsRams +3.5Social MediaTST Facebook: Click here to like our pageTST Twitter: Follow @TurfShowTimesTST Instagram: Follow @turfshowtimes2019 Los Angeles Rams Preseason ScheduleOpponentDateTime (ET/PT)TVFinalOpponentDateTime (ET/PT)TVFinal The Los Angeles Rams are the last undefeated team in the NFL. 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.
          

Inaugurarán el lunes X Congreso Cubano de Meteorología

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El X Congreso Cubano de Meteorología será inaugurado este lunes en el Convento de San Francisco de Asís con la asistencia de más de 200 delegados nacionales e invitados de Brasil, Chile, Estados Unidos y México.


          

Assistant/ Associate Professor of Surgery - Breast Care Surgeon | University of California San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, Assistant/Associate Professor of Surgery - Breast Care Surgeon University of California, San Francisco The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, is seeking outstanding candi
          

Full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Position - Department of Ophthalmology | University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Level in Department of Ophthalmology The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking applicants for a full
          

Urgent Care | Dignity Health

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San Francisco, California, GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation's fastest-growing urgent care networks, is seeking progressive and entrepreneurial Family Medicine / Urgent Care Physicians for its centers throughout the
          

SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s already well-funded new startup is raising another $100 million

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INSTRUCTOR SOLUTIONS MANUAL
THIRD EDITION

FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS

a strategic approach

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Larry Smith
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PhD-Physics, University of Santa Barbara

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Musik | Wirr und fesselnd ist das Leben

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Wirr und fesselnd ist das Leben

Michael Tilson Thomas dirigiert die Vierte von Charles Ives auf Stereo Super Audio Compact Disc – das muss was sein! Es ist was. Die Konstellation Thomas, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra und SACD war mir schon 2013 durch die Einspielung der West Side Story von Leonard Bernstein bekannt geworden. Ihm gelingt es da, aus einem Werk, das als Musical daherkommt, die symphonische Qualität herauszuholen.

Und SACD macht auch dann noch einen Unterschied, wenn man es auf gewöhnlichen CD-Playern abspielt. Glänzende Voraussetzungen für jene Ives-Symphonie, in der sich Klänge so komplex überlagern, dass sich zunächst kein einzelner Dirigent an die Aufführung herantraute. Für die schon hervorragende Einspielung von 1992 bei DECCA hatte Christoph von Dohnányi einen zweiten Dirigenten herangezogen. Was Thomas allein gelingt, ist noch besser.

Es ist auch als Komposition von Kompositionen bemerkenswert. Die CD enthält auch Ives’ dritte Symphonie und elf Lieder aus Kirchengesangsbüchern. So kann man sich ein Bild machen von Ives’ Werdegang, der von 1874 bis 1954 lebte, und seiner Intention. Als Organist in der Presbyterian Church hatte er begonnen. Seine erste Symphonie (1908), mit der er sein Musikstudium abschloss, war ein Kommentar zur europäischen Musiktradition, zu Schubert, Dvořák und Mendelssohn.

Die zweite (1909) bereits hatte europäische Musik mit US-amerikanischen Liedern aller Art gemischt. Die dritte (1911) konzentriert sich ganz auf Kirchenlieder, was schon ihr Titel The Camp Meeting (eine Erweckungsversammlung) ankündigt. Hier deutet sich an, dass Ives die „Volksmusik“ seiner Nation, der USA, nicht derart in die kompositorischen Strukturen integriert, dass sie in ihnen aufgeht, sie wird vielmehr als äußerlicher Höreindruck wiedergegeben. Alles bewegt sich aber noch in traditionellen Bahnen der Tonalität. Ganz anders die vierte (1925), ein Höhepunkt der symphonischen Literatur. Auch sie trägt Züge von Programmmusik.

Kindheit, Kontrabass, Kirche

Im kurzen ersten Satz fragt Ives in einer Art Rezitativ der Kontrabässe nach dem Was und Warum des Lebens. Die musikalische Faktur ist bereits hochkomplex, man meint, sich in einem großen dunklen Raum zu befinden, in dem sich alles Mögliche zugleich abspielt, nur ein Kirchenchor ist deutlich konturiert. Der Raum bleibt im zweiten Satz, aber nun ist es Tag geworden und wir sind auf einer Eisenbahnfahrt. Was sich hier an verschiedenen Klangfetzen von Straßenmusik dissonant und polyrhythmisch überlagert, immer wieder unterbrochen von leisen Erinnerungsversuchen an die Kindheit in der Kirche, ist unbeschreiblich – man muss es hören und wird begeistert sein. Es ist der Versuch, jene Frage zu beantworten: Wirr und fesselnd ist das Leben, einen Sinn scheint es nicht zu haben.

Der dritte Satz ist eine Orchesterfuge mit Anklängen an Bach und Wagner, die ganz traditionell beginnt, sich dann aber in einer Art Endlosschleife verliert. Was die Musik hier zu ahnen anfängt, wird im Finale ausdrücklich: Das Anfangsrezitativ wird wiederholt, es folgen Bilder des „nunc stans“, der stillstehenden Ewigkeit. Die Gesellschaft, so höre ich das, muss verändert werden (was nicht Ives’ Thema ist), man selbst aber müsste nicht irgendwohin, man wäre immer schon da.

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Digitalisierung | Die größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte

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Die größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte

Der britische Schauspieler und Komiker Sacha Baron Cohen hat in einer Rede Facebook und andere soziale Medienplattformen scharf kritisiert, die Verbreitung von Hassreden und Falschinformationen zu unterstützen. Seine Dankesrede für die Verleihung des International Leadership Awards der amerikanischen Anti-Defamation League (ADL), war bemerkenswert ernsthaft. Der unter anderem als „Borat“-Darsteller bekannte Komiker hielt erstmals eine Rede als er selbst und nicht als eine der satirischen Figuren, in deren Rolle er schlüpft.

Baron Cohen bezeichnete die Tech-Unternehmen als „größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte“. Insbesondere kritisierte er Facebook und folgerte: Da politische Werbung nicht auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt überprüft werde, hätte das Unternehmen auch Hitler erlaubt, die Plattform für Propaganda zu nutzen.

Die Rede nach seinem Skript im Wortlaut (hier im englischen Original):

Zunächst möchte ich der ADL für ihre Anerkennung und für ihren Einsatz im Kampf gegen Rassismus, Hass und Fanatismus danken. Und wenn ich „Rassismus, Hass und Fanatismus“ sage, meine ich nicht die Namen von Trump-Berater Stephen Millers Labradoodles.

Mancher von Ihnen wird jetzt denken: Was zum Teufel macht ein Komiker als Redner auf einer solchen Konferenz!? Und ein Komiker bin ich. Den Großteil der vergangenen zwanzig Jahre habe ich damit verbracht, verschiedene Rollen zu verkörpern. Heute ist das erste Mal in meinem Leben, dass ich als der am wenigsten beliebte meiner vielen Charaktere auf der Bühne eine Rede halte – als Sacha Baron Cohen. Und ich muss zugeben, es macht mir Angst.

Auch ist mir klar, dass mein Hiersein aus einem anderen Grund unerwartet sein könnte. Gelegentlich halten Kritiker mir vor, meine Art der Comedy berge das Risiko, alte Stereotype zu verstärken.

Aber die Wahrheit ist, dass mein Leben lang mein Anliegen war, Fanatismus und Intoleranz zu bekämpfen. Als Teenager in Großbritannien demonstrierte ich gegen die faschistische National Front und für die Abschaffung der Apartheid in Südafrika. Als Student bereiste ich Amerika und schrieb meine Abschlussarbeit über die Bürgerrechtsbewegung, wobei ich in den Archiven der Anti-Defamation League recherchierte. Und als Komiker setzte ich meine verschiedenen Rollen ein, um die Menschen dazu zu bringen, ihre Deckung aufzugeben und zu zeigen, was sie wirklich denken und ihre eigenen Vorurteile zu erkennen.

Nicht alles, was ich gemacht habe, diente einem höheren Zweck

Dabei möchte ich nicht so tun, als hätte alles, was ich gemacht habe, einem höheren Zweck gedient. Ja, ein Teil meiner Comedy – ok, wahrscheinlich die Hälfte meiner Comedy – hatte etwas Jugendliches und die andere Hälfte war komplett infantil. Ich gebe zu, dass ich nichts besonders Erleuchtendes an mir hatte, als ich – als Borat aus Kasachstan, dem allerersten Fake-News-Journalisten – komplett nackt durch eine Versammlung von Hypothekenmakler rannte.

Aber als es „Borat“ gelang, eine gesamte Bar im amerikanischen Bundesstaat Arizona dazu zu bringen, ‚Werft den Juden in den Brunnen’ zu singen, demonstrierte das die Gleichgültigkeit gegenüber Antisemitismus. Und als ich – als Bruno, der homosexuelle Mode-Reporter aus Österreich – während eines Cage Fight-Kampfes in Arkansas einen Mann küsste und damit fast einen gewaltsamen Aufruhr anzettelte, zeigte das das Gewaltpotential der Homophobie. Ein anderes Mal war ich als ultra-politisch-korrekter Stadtentwickler verkleidet und schlug vor, in einer ländlichen Gemeinde eine Moschee zu bauen. Als ein Einwohner daraufhin stolz zugab: „Ich bin rassistisch – gegen Muslime“ – sagte das viel über die Akzeptanz von Islamfeindlichkeit.

Daher freue ich mich sehr über die Gelegenheit, heute hier zu sein. Auf der ganzen Welt sprechen derzeit Demagogen unsere schlimmsten Instinkte an. Verschwörungstheorien, die früher ein Randphänomen waren, sind im Mainstream angekommen. Es ist, als gehe das Zeitalter der Vernunft – die Ära von beweisbarer Argumentation – zu Ende. Wissen wird abgewertet und wissenschaftlicher Konsens abgelehnt. Demokratie, die auf gemeinsamen Wahrheiten beruht, ist auf dem Rückzug. Dagegen sind autokratische Regierungssysteme, die auf geteilten Lügen basieren, auf dem Vormarsch. Hassverbrechen nehmen ebenso zu wie mörderische Angriffe auf religiöse und ethnische Minderheiten.

Was haben all diese gefährlichen Trends gemeinsam? Ich bin nur ein Komiker und Schauspieler, kein Wissenschaftler. Aber eins scheint mir ziemlich offensichtlich. All dieser Hass und die Gewalt werden durch ein paar wenige Internet-Unternehmen ermöglicht, die zusammen die größte Propaganda-Maschine in der Geschichte darstellen.

Die größte Propaganda-Maschine in der Geschichte

Machen Sie sich das klar. Facebook, YouTube und Google, Twitter und andere erreichen Milliarden von Menschen. Die Algorithmen, von denen diese Plattformen abhängen, unterstützen bewusst Inhalte, die die Nutzer bei der Stange halten – Geschichten, die unsere niederen Instinkte ansprechen, die Wut oder Angst auslösen. Aus diesem Grund empfahl YouTube Videos des Verschwörungstheoretikers Alex Johnson milliardenfach weiter. Fake News stechen echte Nachrichten aus: Studien zeigen, dass sich Lügen schneller verbreiten als die Wahrheit. Dabei überrascht es nicht, dass die größte Propaganda-Maschine in der Geschichte die älteste Verschwörungstheorie in der Geschichte verbreitet – die Lüge, Juden seien irgendwie gefährlich. Wie es eine Schlagzeile formulierte: „Malen Sie sich aus, wozu Goebbels Facebook benutzt hätte“.

Im Internet kann alles gleich legitim erscheinen. Breitbart wirkt nicht anders als die BBC. Die fiktiven Protokolle der Elders of Zion sehen genauso gültig aus wie ein ADL-Bericht. Und das Gegeifer eines Verrückten wirkt genauso glaubhaft wie die Erkenntnisse eines Nobelpreisgewinners. Insgesamt scheint es, als sei der Konsens über die notwendigen Grundlagen für Demokratie verlorengegangen.

In der Rolle des Möchte-Gern-Gangsters Ali G fragte ich einmal den Astronauten Buzz Aldrin: „Wie war’s denn auf der Sonne herumzuspazieren“? Der Witz funktionierte, weil das Publikum das Wissen um die Fakten teilte. Für jemanden, der die Mondlandung für Fake hält, ist der Witz nicht lustig.

Als Borat die Menschen in der Bar in Arizona dazu brachte, zuzustimmen, dass „Juden das Geld aller Menschen kontrollieren und nie zurückgeben“, funktionierte der Witz nur, weil das Publikum weiß, dass die Beschreibung von Juden als geizig eine Verschwörungstheorie ist, die aufs Mittelalter zurückgeht.

Aber wenn sich dank der sozialen Medien Verschwörungstheorien etablieren, erleichtert das nicht nur Hassgruppen, Anhänger zu rekrutieren. Es hilft auch, ausländischen Geheimdiensten, unsere Wahlen zu manipulieren und einem Land wie Myanmar Genozid an der ethnischen Gruppe der Rohingya zu verüben.

Aus einer Verschwörungstheorie kann Gewalt entstehen

„Es ist schockierend einfach, Verschwörungsdenke in Gewalt umzumünzen“

Foto: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images

Dabei ist es schockierend einfach, Verschwörungsdenke in Gewalt umzumünzen. Bei der Vorbereitung meiner jüngsten Show von „Who is Amerika?“ kam mir als Interviewpartner ein gebildeter, normaler Mann unter, der seinen guten Job nicht verloren hatte. Dennoch verbreitete er über die sozialen Medien viele der Verschwörungstheorien, die Präsident Donald Trump mehr als 1.700 Mal über Twitter an seine 67 Millionen Follower geschickt hat. Einmal hatte der US-Präsident sogar getwittert, er überlege die Antifa – Anti-Faschisten, die gegen die Rechtsextremen demonstrieren – als Terrororganisation einzustufen.

Als israelischer Anti-Terror-Experte Colonel Erran Morad getarnt, erzählte ich meinem Interviewpartner, dass die Antifa vorhabe, bei einer Demonstration für Frauenrechte in San Francisco Hormone in die Windeln von Babys einzuschmuggeln, um sie „transgender“ zu machen. Und er hat es geglaubt.

Ich wies ihn an, an drei in Wahrheit unbescholtenen Leuten auf der Demonstration kleine Sprengkörper unterzujubeln. Ich erklärte ihm, wenn er einen Knopf drücke, würde er eine Explosion auslösen, die sie alle tötet. Es war natürlich kein echter Sprengstoff, aber er ging davon aus. Mein Ziel war herauszufinden, ob er es wirklich tun würde.

Die Antwort ist: Ja. Er drückte den Knopf und dachte, er hätte wirklich drei Menschen getötet. Voltaire hatte Recht, als er sagte: „Wer dich veranlassen kann, Absurditäten zu glauben, kann dich auch dazu bringen, Gräueltaten zu verüben.“ Und die sozialen Medien erlauben es Autoritären, Absurditäten an Milliarden Menschen weiterzuleiten.

Zur Verteidigung der Tech-Unternehmen sei gesagt, dass sie durchaus Maßnahmen ergriffen, um Hass und Verschwörung auf ihren Plattformen einzudämmen, aber die Schritte waren zumeist nur oberflächlich.

Die Demokratie steht auf dem Spiel

Ich ergreife heute hier das Wort, weil ich glaube, dass unsere pluralistischen Demokratien vor einem Abgrund stehen und dass die nächsten zwölf Monate und die Rolle der sozialen Medien entscheidend sein könnten. Die Briten gehen zur Wahlurne, während im Internet Verschwörungstheoretiker die verabscheuungswürdige Theorie verbreiten, dass weiße Christen gezielt durch muslimische Immigranten ersetzt werden. Unterdessen wählen die US-Amerikaner nächstes Jahr einen neuen Präsidenten, während Trolle und Bots die widerliche Lüge von einer „hispanischen Invasion“ am Leben erhalten. Und nach der jahrelangen Verbreitung von YouTube-Videos, die den Klimawandel eine Lüge nennen, sind die USA dabei, sich in einem Jahr offiziell aus dem Pariser Klimaabkommen zurückzuziehen.

Das Internet als Kanal für Fanatismus und niederträchtige Verschwörungstheorien, die Demokratie und unseren Planeten bedroht, ist wohl kaum, was die Erfinder des Internets im Sinn hatten.

Es ist an der Zeit, die sozialen Medien und die Art und Weise, wie sie Hass, Komplotte und Lügen verbreiten, zu überdenken. Aber erst vergangenen Monat warnte Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg wenig überraschend in einer Rede davor, Gesetzen und Regulierungen für Tech-Unternehmen einzuführen. Einige seiner Argumente sind einfach absurd. Lassen Sie mich sie Punkt für Punkt durchgehen.

Zunächst versuchte Zuckerberg, das Ganze als ein Problem darzustellen, das „die Redefreiheit betrifft“. Das ist lächerlich. Es geht nicht darum, irgendjemandes Redefreiheit einzuschränken. Hier geht es darum, Leuten – darunter einigen der verwerflichsten Zeitgenossen weltweit – die größte Plattform in der Geschichte zu geben, über die sie ein Drittel des Planeten erreichen. Meinungsfreiheit ist nicht gleich dem Recht auf Reichweite. Leider wird es immer Rassisten, Frauenhasser, Antisemiten und Missbrauch an Kindern geben. Aber ich denke, wir können uns alle darauf einigen, dass wir Fanatikern und Pädophilen keine unbeschränkte Plattform geben sollten, um ihre Ansichten zu verbreiten und ihre Opfer ins Visier zu nehmen.

Zweitens behauptete Zuckerberg, dass neue Beschränkungen für das, was auf den sozialen Medien veröffentlicht werden darf, „die freie Meinungsäußerung einschränken“. Das ist völliger Unsinn. Der erste Zusatzartikel der Verfassung der USA schreibt vor, dass „der Kongress kein Gesetz beschließen darf“, das die Redefreiheit beschneidet. Allerdings gilt das nicht für private Unternehmen wie Facebook. Wir fordern von diesen Unternehmen ja nicht, die Grenzen der Redefreiheit in der ganzen Gesellschaft zu bestimmen. Wir wollen nur, dass sie dafür verantwortlich sind, was auf ihren Plattformen veröffentlicht wird.

Angenommen, ein Neonazi betritt im Stechschritt ein Restaurant, bedroht andere Gäste und verkündet, Juden töten zu wollen. Würden wir dann von dem Restaurantbesitzer erwarten, dass er ihm ein elegantes Acht-Gänge-Menü serviert? Natürlich nicht! Der Restaurantchef hat das gesetzliche Recht und die moralische Verpflichtung, den Nazi rauszuschmeißen. Dasselbe gilt für diese Internetfirmen.

Das ist ideologischer Imperalismus

„Zuckerberg redet Unsinn“

Foto: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Punkt drei: Zuckerberg schien, die Regulierung von Tech-Unternehmen mit dem Vorgehen „der repressivsten Gesellschaften“ gleichsetzen zu wollen. Und das von einem der sechs Menschen, die entscheiden, welche Informationen so viele Menschen auf der Welt zu sehen bekommen. Neben Facebook-Chef Zuckerberg sind das Google-CEO Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Larry Page und Sergey Brin beim Google-Mutterkonzern sowie Brins frühere Schwägerin Susan Wojcicki bei YouTube und Twitter-Erfinder Jack Dorsey.

Die Silicon Six sind ausschließlich Milliardäre und alle sind US-Amerikaner oder Amerikanerinnen. Es ist ihnen wichtiger, ihre Aktienpreise in die Höhe zu treiben als die Demokratie zu schützen. Das ist ideologischer Imperalismus – sechs nicht gewählte Individuen in Silicon Valley drücken dem Rest der Welt ihre Vision auf, ohne einer Regierung rechenschaftspflichtig zu sein. Es ist, als stünden sie über dem Gesetz, als lebten wir im Römischen Reich und Mark Zuckerberg wäre Cäsar. Das würde zumindest seinen Haarschnitt erklären.

Da kommt mir eine Idee: Statt die Silicon Six über das Schicksal der Welt entscheiden zu lassen, wie wäre es, wenn die vom Volk gewählten politischen Vertreter aller Demokratien auf der Erde zumindest ein bisschen was zu sagen hätten?

Punkt vier: Zuckerberg sprach davon, eine „Vielfalt der Ansichten“ zu begrüßen, und im vergangenen Jahr hat er uns dafür ein Beispiel gegeben. Er sagte, er fände Beiträge, die den Holocaust leugnen, „zutiefst anstößig“, meine aber nicht, dass Facebook sie aus dem Netz nehmen sollte. Seine Begründung: „Ich glaube, dass es Dinge gibt, die die verschiedene Menschen falsch verstehen“. Auch heute sind noch Holocaust-Leugner auf Facebook. Unterdessen leitet einen Google durch einen einfachen Klick auf die widerwärtigsten Holocaust-Verleugnungsseiten. Unfassbarer Weise sagte mir einer der Google-Chefs einmal, diese Webauftritte zeigten nur „beide Seiten“ des Themas. Das ist doch Wahnsinn.

Um den verstorbenen amerikanischen Journalisten Edward R Murrow zu zitieren: „Nicht bei jedem Thema gibt es zwei gleichwertige und logische Seiten der Argumentation“. Es liegen Millionen Beweisstücke für den Holocaust vor – er ist eine historische Tatsache. Ihn zu verleugnen, ist keine zufällige Meinung. Wer den Holocaust verleugnet, zielt darauf hin, einen neuen zu ermutigen.

Wie soll man wissen, dass eine Lüge eine Lüge ist?

Und dennoch sagt Zuckerberg, dass „die Menschen entscheiden sollten, was glaubhaft ist, nicht Tech-Unternehmen.“ Aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der zwei Drittel der Millennials angeben, dass sie noch nie von Ausschwitz gehört haben. Wie sollen sie wissen, was „glaubhaft“ ist? Wie sollen sie wissen, dass die Lüge eine Lüge ist?

Es gibt so etwas wie eine objektive Wahrheit. Fakten existieren. Und wenn diese Internet-Firmen wirklich etwas verändern wollen, dann sollten sie genügend Mitarbeiter anstellen, die die Inhalte tatsächlich überprüfen, eng mit Gruppen wie der ADL zusammenarbeiten, auf Fakten bestehen sowie Lügen und Verschwörungsthesen von der Plattform entfernen.

Punkt fünf: Zuckerberg wies auf die Schwierigkeiten hin, die die Sperrung von Content mit sich bringt. „Wo zieht man die Grenze?“, fragte er. Ja, diese Grenze zu ziehen, kann schwer sein. Aber eigentlich sagt er: ,Mehr dieser Lügen und Verschwörungen aus dem Netz zu verbannen, ist einfach zu teuer‘.

Dabei sprechen wir von den reichsten Unternehmen der Welt, mit den besten Ingenieuren der Welt. Sie könnten diese Probleme lösen, wenn sie wollten. Twitter könnte einen Algorithmus anwenden, der mehr „White Supremacy“-Hassreden entfernt. Aber laut Berichten hat das Unternehmen davon Abstand genommen, weil es dadurch einige sehr prominente Politiker von seiner Plattform verbannen müsste. Vielleicht wäre das gar keine so schlechte Sache! Die Wahrheit ist, dass die Tech-Unternehmen sich nicht grundsätzlich ändern werden, weil ihr gesamtes Geschäftsmodell darauf aufbaut, Nutzer zu engagen. Und nichts generiert eben mehr Engagement als Lügen, Angst und Empörung.

Es ist Zeit für Standards

Es ist an der Zeit, diese Unternehmen endlich als das zu bezeichnen, was sie wirklich sind – die größten Verbreiter von Inhalten aller Zeiten. Daher mein Vorschlag an Facebook und Co: Wenden Sie die gleichen grundlegenden Standards und Praktiken an, an die sich Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und TV-Nachrichtensendungen jeden Tag halten. Auch bei Film und Fernsehen gelten solche Standards und Praktiken: Es gibt Dinge, die wir nicht sagen dürfen. In England beispielsweise durfte Ali G nicht fluchen, wenn die Sendung vor 21 Uhr ausgestrahlt werden sollte.

Hier in den USA reguliert und bewertet die Motion Picture Association of America, was wir sehen. Es gab Fälle, in denen ich Szenen aus meinen Filmen schneiden oder kürzen musste, um Standards einzuhalten. Wenn es solche Regeln dafür gibt, was Kinos und Fernsehkanäle zeigen dürfen, dann sollten Unternehmen, die Inhalte an Milliarden Menschen veröffentlichen, sich ebenfalls an grundlegende Standards und Vorgaben halten müssen.

Nehmen wir die Frage der politischen Werbung. Glücklicherweise hat Twitter sie am Ende verboten und Google arbeitet ebenfalls an Veränderungen. Aber wenn man dafür bezahlt, veröffentlicht Facebook jede „politische“ Werbung, die man will, selbst wenn eine Lüge darin steht. Zudem wird das Unternehmen den Inserenten auch noch dabei unterstützen, diese Lügen per Mikro-Targeting gezielt an Nutzer zu schicken, um die Wirkung zu optimieren. Wenn es Facebook in den 1930ern schon gegeben hätte, hätte es nach dieser verdrehten Logik Hitler erlaubt, 30-Sekunden-Werbespots für seine „Lösung“ des „jüdischen Problems“ zu schalten.

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Hier ein Vorschlag zur Verbesserung von Standards und Praktiken an Facebook: Fangt an, politische Werbung auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt hin zu überprüfen, bevor sie veröffentlicht wird, und die Verbreitung von Lügen per Mikro-Targeting sofort zu stoppen. Wenn Werbung Lügen enthält: einfach Geld zurück und nicht veröffentlichen!

Eine weitere „gute Praxis“ möchte ich empfehlen: Drosselt das Tempo. Nicht jeder Beitrag muss sofort veröffentlicht werden. Oscar Wilde sagte einmal, „wir leben in einem Zeitalter, in dem unnötige Dinge das einzige sind, was wir für lebensnotwendig halten“. Aber ist es wirklich notwendig, jeden Gedanken oder jedes Video sofort online zu stellen, selbst wenn sie rassistisch oder kriminell oder mörderisch sind? Natürlich nicht!

Der Schütze, der in Neuseeland zahlreiche Muslime niedermetzelte, übertrug seine Gräueltaten per Live-Stream auf Facebook, wo es dann über das ganze Internet verbreitet und vermutlich millionenfach angeschaut wurde. Es war ein Snuff-Film, also einer, der echte Morde zeigt – der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert von den sozialen Medien. Wieso kann es nicht mehr Aufschub geben, so dass derartiger traumatisierender Schmutz abgefangen und gestoppt werden kann, noch bevor er veröffentlicht wird?

Wo bleiben die Konsequenzen?

Zum Abschluss sprach sich Zuckerberg dafür aus, dass die Social Media-Unternehmen „ihrer Verantwortung gerecht werden“ sollten. Aber er sagte nichts zu den Konsequenzen, wenn sie es nicht tun. Mittlerweil ist ziemlich klar, dass man nicht darauf bauen sollte, dass sie sich selbst regulieren. Wie damals angesichts der Industriellen Revolution ist es heute Zeit für Regulierung und Gesetzgebung, die die Gier dieser skrupellosen Hi-Tech-Kapitalisten Einhalt gebietet.

In jeder anderen Branche kann ein Unternehmen zur Verantwortung gezogen werden, wenn sein Produkt Mängel aufweist. Wenn Motoren explodieren oder Sicherheitsgurte nicht funktionieren, müssen Autofirmen zehntausende Autos zurückrufen. Das kostet unter Umständen Milliarden von Dollar. Es erscheint daher nur fair, Facebook, YouTube und Twitter aufzufordern: Euer Produkt ist mangelhaft, ihr seid verpflichtet, es in Ordnung zu bringen, egal, was es kostet, und egal, wie viele Mitarbeiter ihr für die Überprüfung der Inhalte einstellen müsst.

In jeder anderen Branche kann man für den Schaden, den man anrichtet, verklagt werden. Verleger können wegen Verleumdung, Individuen wegen übler Nachrede verklagt werden. Mir ist das schon oft passiert! Gerade werde ich von jemandem verklagt, dessen Namen ich lieber nicht nenne, weil er mich erneut verklagen könnte! Dagegen sind die Social Media-Unternehmen weitgehend von der Verantwortung für Inhalte, die ihre Nutzer veröffentlichen, befreit – egal wie unanständig die Inhalte sind. Diesen Schutz gewährt Absatz 230 des – ziehen Sie sich warm an – Communications Decency Act, dessen Hauptziel die Bekämpfung von Pornographie im Internet war. Absurd!

Freiheiten sind kein Selbstzweck

Zum Glück können Internet-Firmen mittlerweile für Pädophile verantwortlich gemacht werden, die ihre Seiten nutzen, um Kinder anzusprechen. Ich sage, wir sollten Tech-Firmen auch dafür verantwortlich machen, wenn Leute ihre Seiten nutzen, um den Massenmord von Kindern wegen ihrer Rasse oder Religion zu befürworten. Und vielleicht reichen Geldstrafen nicht. Vielleicht ist es Zeit, Mark Zuckerberg und den CEO der anderen Unternehmen zu sagen: Ihr habt bereits zugelassen, dass eine Supermacht sich in unsere Wahlen eingemischt hat, ihr habt bereits einen Genozid in Myanmar unterstützt. Macht das nochmal und ihr geht ins Gefängnis!

Letztlich läuft alles auf die Frage hinaus, was für eine Welt wir haben wollen. In seiner Rede bezeichnete es Zuckerberg als eines seiner Hauptziele, „eine möglichst weite Definition der freien Meinungsäußerung zu erhalten“. Doch unsere Freiheiten sind kein Selbstzweck, sondern auch Mittel für größere Ziele: In den USA bezeichnet man sie als Recht auf Leben, Freiheit und das Streben nach Glück. Doch heute sind diese Rechte durch Hass, Verschwörung und Lügen bedroht.

Erlauben Sie mir, dass ich mit einem Vorschlag schließe, die Zielsetzung unserer Gesellschaft neu zu definieren. Es darf nicht sein, dass Menschen wegen dem, was sie sind, woher sie kommen, wen sie lieben oder wie sie beten, verfolgt, belästigt oder ermordet werden. Das zu verhindern, muss das ultimative Ziel der Gesellschaft sein.

Wenn wir die Wahrheit der Lüge vorziehen, die Toleranz dem Vorurteil, Empathie der Gleichgültigkeit und Experten den Ignoranten – dann können wir vielleicht – nur vielleicht – die größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte stoppen, die Demokratie retten und einen Raum für Redefreiheit und freie Meinungsäußerung erhalten. Und vor allem: Dann werden meine Witze weiter funktionieren.

Ich danke Ihnen allen sehr.

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Missbrauch | Nicht alle, aber viele

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Als Psychologin evaluiere ich Sexualstraftäter. Oft bekomme ich ihre ganze Frauenverachtung zu spüren. Kann ich Männern noch vertrauen?
Nicht alle, aber viele

Als Jay zum ersten Mal an dem Programm teilnahm, wurde er wie alle anderen gebeten, sein Vergehen mit der Gruppe zu teilen. Er sagte, er habe Sex mit seiner Stieftochter im Teenageralter gehabt. „Sie war sehr attraktiv“, sagte er. „Reif für ihr Alter. Wir sind da irgendwie reingeraten.“ Eines nachts, nach mehreren Monaten seiner Behandlung, hatte ich einen Traum. Wir waren mitten in der Gruppentherapie. Jay stand auf, schritt quer durch die Mitte der Gruppe und hob mich hoch, während er meine Arme an der Seite herunterdrückte. Während er mich unnachgiebig überwältigte und mir meine Klamotten vom Leib riss, kämpfte ich mit ihm. Ich wachte im Dunkeln auf, mein Herz schlug schnell, ich zitterte. Den Rest der Nacht wälzte ich mich unruhig. Das Erlebte war zu real, um es loszuwerden.

Am nächsten Tag im Büro ging ich direkt zu Jays Akte über und las aufmerksam die Polizeiberichte. Ich war fassungslos, aber nicht überrascht, als ich herausfand, dass er seine Stieftochter vergewaltigt hatte. Der Fall wurde als Teil einer juristischen Verständigung zu Sex mit einer Minderjährigen heruntergestuft. Schockierend war weniger, dass er gelogen hatte, sondern dass wir nicht eher skeptisch geworden sind. Seine Geschichte war glaubhaft, sein Benehmen bestechend. Ein stiller Teil von mir, mein Unterbewusstsein, hatte aufgepasst. Es widerstand seinen Verführungen. Ich werde diesem Teil von mir nun immer zuhören.

Er ekelt mich an, ich fahre fort

Am Beginn meiner Laufbahn arbeitete ich mit Opfern sexuellen Missbrauchs, dann direkt mit den Straftätern. Später evaluierte ich gewalttätige Sexualstraftäter in kalifornischen Gefängnissen im Hinblick auf eine potenzielle Freilassung. Das ist eine Welt, in der ich an einem normalen Tag mit den dunkelsten und irrsten Taten konfrontiert wurde, die man sich vorstellen kann. Mein Urteil bestimmte mit, ob ein Täter für immer einer psychiatrischen Klinik überwiesen oder ob er wieder in die Gesellschaft entlassen wird.

Oft werde ich gefragt wie ich es aushalte, diesen Männern ausgesetzt zu sein. Sie sollten für immer ins Gefängnis, öffentlich bekannt sein, von Räumen des öffentlichen Lebens und zivilgesellschaftlicher Teilnahme ausgeschlossen werden, richtig? Sie sollten geteert und gefedert, gesteinigt und in spezielle Bereiche geschickt werden, weit weg von unseren Kindern und unseren Liebsten. Noch im Gefängnis nehmen sie den niedrigsten Rang der brutalen Hierarchie ein.

Hunderte und aberhunderte Stunden habe ich damit verbracht, diese Männer nach ihrer Kindheit, ihren Frustrationen, ihren Dämonen und Trieben und den grausamen Straftaten, die sie verbrochen haben, zu fragen. Manchmal waren diese Interviews brutal. Manchmal waren sie gefärbt von unerwarteten Momenten des Verständnisses und Mitgefühls. Aber die Wahrheit meiner Erfahrung ist: Nicht alle Sexualstraftäter sind Monster. Sie sind Menschen – Leute, die wir vielleicht kennen und jeden Tag sehen.

Und dennoch, natürlich, fühle ich ein starkes Schutzbedürfnis gegenüber meiner Familie – ein Paradox, mit dem ich mich immer wieder konfrontiert sehe, da meine Arbeit unangenehm mit meinem Leben als Frau, Ehefrau und Mutter dreier Kinder kollidiert.

Ich interviewe James, dessen langes Vorstrafenregister in der Mittelschule anfängt und Zuhälterei, Diebstahl und mehrere sexuelle Übergriffe umfasst. Während des Interviews ist er ein Schlitzohr; es ist offenkundig, dass er in der Lage ist, sich die meiste Zeit herauszureden. Er starrt mich durch seine halb offenen Lider an, ein Lächeln tänzelt in seinem Gesicht. Er macht alles zu einem Insiderwitz und lacht viel. Aber fast nichts von dem, was er sagt, ist für mich lustig. Während des Interviews bleibe ich neutral. Ich will, dass er so frei wie möglich spricht. Hin und wieder bringe ich ihn mit einer Frage, mit der er nicht rechnet, aus der Fassung. Ich befrage ihn zu seiner Zeit in der Oberstufe. Er sagt, er sei schon mit 16 Zuhälter gewesen; sein Cousin habe ihn in das Geschäft eingeführt. „Jap, ich war gut“, prahlt er. „Ich hab sie zurechtgebogen und losgeschickt.“ Ich betrachte das als seine Art, mir zu sagen, dass er mit den Frauen, die „für ihn gearbeitet“ haben, Sex hatte, wann immer er wollte. Um sicherzugehen frage ich nach. „Was genau heißt das?“

„Ich bin gut bestückt geboren“, erklärt er. „Bevor ich sie losschicke, damit sie ihr Ding machen können, stecke ich meinen Zauberstab in sie und zeig ihnen die Spielregeln.“ Er fährt so während des Interviews fort, spricht mit Genuss über seine Penisgröße, seine sexuellen Fähigkeiten, die Arten, wie er Frauen benutzt hat. Es stößt mich ab, aber der Sexismus und die Misogynie sind so extrem, dass es fast surreal wirkt. Ich schreibe alles auf und denke darüber nach, wie er so in seiner Selbstherrlichkeit gefangen sein kann, dass er vergisst, mit wem er spricht und welche Konsequenzen das haben kann. Er spricht mich mit meinem Vornamen an. Ich korrigiere ihn. Er macht weiter.

Er spricht, schaut mich an, fasst sein Shirt an. Es dauert eine Minute bis ich merke: Ja, das ist wirklich sein erigierter Penis unter seinem Shirt. Er befriedigt sich. Ich schaue ihm in die Augen. „Befriedigen Sie sich? Sie müssen sofort aufhören.“ „Nee, nee, ich hab gar nichts gemacht“, antwortet er schnell, während er eilig seine Hose richtet und sich aufrecht hinsetzt. Ich atme tief durch und besinne mich. Mein Magen ist flau und ich bin irritiert, aber ich muss dieses Interview zu Ende führen. Mit meinen Gefühlen kann ich mich später auseinandersetzen. Ehrlich gesagt bin ich beeindruckt. Nicht so sehr davon, dass er so etwas tut, sondern von seiner fehlenden Beherrschung. Angesichts seines Verhaltens könnte ich eine Einweisung auf Lebenszeit beantragen – und er entscheidet sich, so etwas zu tun? Den Rest des Interviews nennt er mich „Frau Doktor“ und fasst sich nicht mehr an.

Nach dem Interview berichte ich dem Gefängnis von seinem Verhalten. In meiner abschließenden Einschätzung steht, dass er die Kriterien für einen gewalttätigen, Sexualstraftäter erfüllt. Seine Handlungen waren nur ein weiteres Beispiel dafür, wie wenig Hemmungen er hat. Selbst nachdem ich fertig bin, denke ich noch über ihn nach: Seine fehlende Kontrolle, seine Geringschätzung von Frauen, die Dreistigkeit zu glauben, er käme mit allem davon. Der Egoismus mit dem er annimmt, ich würde seine bescheuerten Geschichten glauben. Seine Arroganz zu denken, ich würde einfach da sitzen bleiben, während er an sich herumspielt.

An diesem Abend gehe ich eine Runde spazieren, nachdem ich die Kinder ins Bett gebracht habe. Ich bin gestresst – wegen Geld, wegen der Arbeit und weil ich keinen Sport gemacht habe. Mit drei Kindern und einer Hypothek hat man es nie genug Zeit oder Geld. Ich laufe schnell, um wenigstens ein bisschen Sport zu machen, den ich dringend brauche. Während ich das tue sind mir, wie den meisten Frauen, die vom Mondlicht und den Straßenlaternen nicht beschienenen Stellen gewahr. Eine glühende Zigarette an einer Haustür – ist das ein Mann oder eine Frau, die da steht? Ich wünschte, es spielte keine Rolle.

Früher habe ich Therapiegruppen für Sexualstraftäter geleitet. Damals machte mich meine Arbeit tatsächlich weniger ängstlich. Einige Männer habe ich ernsthaft gemocht und ich wusste, dass sie mich respektierten, dass sie mir gegenüber sogar beschützerisch auftraten. Auf dem Heimweg hatte ich ein Gefühl von Sicherheit – fälschlich, vielleicht –, dass ich nicht von einem Mann angegriffen werden würde, der weiß, dass ich die Nummer seines Bewährungshelfers habe. Ich fühlte, und fühle mich noch immer, sicher, entspannt und heimisch in der Gegenwart von Männern.

In anderer Hinsicht wurde ich pessimistischer. Nachdem ich Hunderte und Aberhunderte Opferberichte gelesen hatte, fühlte es sich unvermeidlich und unaufhaltsam an. Männer scheinen eine furchtbare Gefahr darzustellen. Mein Mann, meine männlichen Kollegen, meine Freunde – sie alle leben in derselben Welt mit James, Jay und den anderen, die ich evaluieren musste.

Beruflich weiß ich es natürlich besser. Ja, ein kleiner Prozentsatz von Männern, die Sexualstraftaten verüben, sind unfähig, Mitgefühl zu empfinden. Oder schlimmer: Sie empfinden Freude am Leid derer, die sie misshandeln. Aber die meisten Sexualstraftäter sind keine Psychopathen. Es sind Männer, die in einem grausamen System groß geworden sind, die regelmäßig Traumata erlitten, oder Missbrauch, oder beides. Die nicht die Mittel besitzen, ihre Gefühle zu navigieren, und deswegen letztlich andere traumatisieren. Oder es sind Männer mit paraphilen Wünschen. Das sind wiederkehrende, intensive, quälende, erregende Fantasien, die Gegenstände, Leid, Misshandlung, Kinder oder fehlendes Einverständnis beinhalten. Aber diese Männer schämen sich zu sehr, als dass sie die Hilfe suchen, die sie bräuchten, um sicherzugehen, dass sie niemandem etwas tun.

Ich bin auf dem Weg zu Leo, einem 37-jährigen Mann, den ich zuletzt vor einem Jahr evaluiert habe. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt entschied ich ebenfalls, dass er die Kriterien für einen gewalttätigen Sexualstraftäter erfüllt. Dennoch wurde er aus dem Gefängnis entlassen (meine Meinung ist nicht der einzige Faktor, der zählt). Ein Jahr später wurde er wegen einer geringfügigen Verletzung seiner Bewährungsauflagen wieder ins Gefängnis geschickt. Nun wird er also wieder evaluiert – das Gesetz verlangt eine neue Einschätzung.

Ich rechne damit, meine frühere Einschätzung zu bestätigen. Damals war das nicht sonderlich herausfordernd. Leo war voller nervöser Angewohnheiten und log das gesamte Interview über. Er war verdächtig, ein Drogenabhängiger und hatte eine kriminelle Karriere, die mehrere versuchte Vergewaltigungen miteinschloss. Aber wie ich heute mit ihm spreche, bin ich geschockt. Er ist eine komplett andere Person.

„Es tut mir leid, dass ich so viel weine“, sagt er, während er sein Gesicht mit dem Ärmel abwischt. „Mein Therapeut sagt, ich weine so viel, weil ich zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben von den Drogen runter bin. Ich spüre meine Emotionen jetzt.“

„Ihr Therapeut?“, frage ich, fast ungläubig, dass das derselbe Mann sein soll, den ich schon einmal getroffen habe. Ein Jahr zuvor wäre er niemals zu einem Therapeuten gegangen, hätte Gefühle empfunden oder offen geweint. „Ja“, sagt er schüchtern, den Blick gesenkt. „Er hilft mir wirklich.“

Er hat Tränentattoos, zwei davon unter jedem Augenwinkel. Was sie bedeuten, frage ich Leo nicht. Stattdessen beobachte ich die echten Tränen, die während des gesamten Stunde, die wir miteinander sprechen, neben ihnen herunterlaufen.

„Ich fühle mich so schlecht für alles, was ich getan hab“, sagt er, wieder weinend. „Ich hab versucht, es gut zu machen. Ich helfe Menschen, wann immer ich kann. Jetzt da ich von den Drogen runter bin, fühle ich mit Menschen. Sie tun mir Leid. Das habe ich noch nie zuvor empfunden. Manchmal ist es fast zu viel.“

Er spricht mit Stolz darüber, wie er dieses Mal ein volles Jahr dem Gefängnis fern blieb. Das ist seine längste Zeit seit er 15 ist. „Ich hab einen richtigen Job“, sagt er lächelnd. „Ich hab ein Auto und es ist angemeldet, und ich hab eine Versicherung.“

„Ich hab auch eine Freundin. Ich hatte noch nie eine Beziehung“. Die Stunden verstreichen, er ist sehr emotional, einsichtig und demütig. Ich schreibe alles auf. Von der Erfahrung, von dem offenkundigen Wandel in ihm bin ich tief berührt. Ich will meine vorherige Entscheidung zurücknehmen, aber es spielt keine Rolle was ich will oder nicht will. Es ist mein Job, objektiv zu entscheiden. Nach Hause gekommen lege ich das Interview beiseite. Es fühlt sich zu traurig an. Ich werde es in ein paar Tagen wieder zur Hand nehmen.

Die Kollegin flippt aus

Die meisten Männer, die eine Sexualstraftat begehen, sind nicht unverbesserlich oder einer Zukunft in unserer Gesellschaft unwürdig. Selbst nach einem Jahrzehnt Therapien mit Sexualstraftätern bin ich immer wieder überrascht von dem Wandlungspotenzial. Nicht jeder ist ein Jay oder ein James. Es gibt da draußen auch Leos, selbst wenn es uns schwerfällt, das zu glauben.

Die Statistiken unterstützen meine Erfahrung. Die Zahl der wiederkehrenden Sexualstraftäter ist im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Straftaten relativ klein. Die richtige Therapie – ein Programm, das ihr Denken und Handeln direkt beeinflusst und forschungsbasiert darauf abzielt, sie von einer Wiederholung ihrer Straftaten abzuhalten – kann diese Zahl noch verkleinern. Eine Analyse von Therapiestudien zeigte, dass Sexualstraftäter, die eine Behandlung erhielten, in nur 7,2 Prozent der Fälle noch einmal verhaftet wurden. Die hingegen, die nicht behandelt wurden, wurden in 17,2 Prozent der Fälle wieder zu Tätern. Das ist signifikant. (Zum Vergleich: Eine Studie aus dem Jahr 1994 zeigte, dass die Wiederholungsrate bei Räubern 70,2 Prozent, bei Einbrechern 74 Prozent und bei Autodieben 78,8 Prozent betrug.)

Mehrere Jahre lang habe ich für eine Frau, die Sexualstraftäter behandelt, aber noch immer auf ihre Lizenz hinarbeitet, klinische Supervision angeboten. Sie ist Anfang 30, lebt mit ihren Partner zusammen und ist entwaffnend ehrlich in Bezug auf ihre Gedanken und Gefühle. Es macht mir Spaß, ihr einen Raum anbieten zu können, in dem sie wachsen kann und lernt, mit dieser herausfordernden Arbeit umzugehen. Das Verhältnis zwischen uns ist offen und herzlich.

Neulich, nachdem wir über ihre Patienten gesprochen hatten, machte sie eine kurze Pause und fragte plötzlich: „Beeinflusst diese Arbeit deine Meinung über Männer?“ Sie fuhr fort und sprach über eine Gruppe, die sie kürzlich geleitet hatte. „Die Männer sprachen alle über einen Punkt in ihrem Leben, an dem sie Affären hatten und ihre Partnerinnen belogen. Das hat mich irgendwie verrückt gemacht. Ich ging nach Hause und fragte meinen Freund, ob er mich jemals betrogen hat. Er so: ‚Was? Worüber sprichst du?‘ Nachdem ich erklärt hatte, was geschehen war, war er sehr verständnisvoll. Aber die ganze Sache hat mich besorgt. Wie ich über Männer nachdenke, als ob sie alle sexuell unbeherrscht wären.“

Ich ließ was sie sagte sacken und dachte über meine eigene Erfahrung nach. Ich dachte daran, sie zu beruhigen, entschied mich aber dafür, ehrlich zu sein. „Das ist keine unberechtigte Sorge.“, sagte ich, traurig. „Vielleicht ist die Aufgabe nicht, sich nicht verändern zu lassen, vielleicht ist das nicht möglich. Vielleicht geht es darum, nicht abgestumpft zu werden. Daran zu arbeiten, einzelne Männer zu lieben. Und fähig zu bleiben, für menschliche Fehler Verständnis aufzubringen.“

„Ja,“ sagte sie. „Das ergibt Sinn. Das ist ein Ziel, an dem ich arbeiten kann.“

Die Wahrheit ist, sogar die guten Männer in meinem Leben, die ich liebe und denen ich vertraue, haben Fehler gemacht, haben sexuelle Handlungen ohne Einverständnis durchgeführt, und Vertrauen gebrochen. Ich wollte ihr eine Sicherheit geben, an der sie sich festhalten kann. Alles, was mir einfiel war, sie daran zu erinnern, dass die meisten Sexualstraftäter Männer sind, aber die meisten Männer keine Sexualstraftäter.

Das ist eine Botschaft, die ich auch gern meinen Kindern vermitteln würde. Aber ich bin mir nicht sicher, wie ich das anstellen soll, wenn ich sie gleichzeitig über Sicherheit aufklären möchte. Stattdessen nutze ich mein Wissen über Kriminalität, Statistiken und Risiken, um ihnen praktische Tipps zu geben. „Sagt mir, wenn jemand etwas tut, das für euch unangenehm ist, oder wenn euch jemand an komischen Stellen berührt.“, sage ich ihnen, „Auch wenn es ein Mann ist, den ihr kennt und mögt, oder dem ihr vertraut.“

Es ist einfach, aber schmerzhaft: Wen sie von jemandem belästigt werden, wird es wahrscheinlich jemand sein, den sie kennen. Mein Wissen nutze ich auch, um ihnen zu zeigen, wie sie sicher an Hilfe kommen, wenn sie sie brauchen. „Sprecht nicht mit Fremden.“ Was, wenn sie verloren gehen und Hilfe brauchen? Dann sage ich ihnen: „Wenn ihr verloren geht, sucht nach einer Mama; wenn keine Mama da ist, sucht nach einer Frau.“

Meine Kinder sind damit sicherer, statistisch gesprochen. Natürlich steckt dahinter aber eine tiefere, implizite Message: Männer sind eher furchteinflößend oder gefährlich. Auch wenn man sie kennt.

Was das für sie bedeutet, besorgt mich.

Was das für mich bedeutet, besorgt mich ebenfalls.

Dr. Samantha Smithstein ist klinische und forensische Psychologin, Autorin und Fotografin in San Francisco. Dieser Text erschien zuerst in Ausgabe 4 des US-Magazins Anxy, das Themen psychischer Gesundheit beleuchtet

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Computerworld besøger Casper Klynge i San Francisco: "Du har stadigvæk en gruppe af virksomheder, som forsøger at tilsidesætte ethvert samfundsansvar"

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oklahoma City guard Hamidou Diallo will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a hyperextension sprain in his right elbow, a tough setback for the second-year player after he had just returned from a knee injury. Yet as soon as Diallo is healthy again, the Thunder plan to put him […]
          

NFL: Da Baltimore un golpe de autoridad en el M&T Bank Stadium | Resultados

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El pesebre invita a descubrir la sencillez, afirma el Papa Francisco

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VATICANO, 01 Dic. 19 (ACI Prensa).- El Papa Francisco se trasladó este domingo 1 de diciembre a la localidad italiana de Greccio para rezar en el Santuario Franciscano construido alrededor de la gruta donde, en el 25 de diciembre de 1223, San Francisco de Asís estableció el primer pesebre de la historia.

El Pontífice rezó en silencio durante unos minutos en la gruta del pesebre y, a continuación, firmó la Carta Apostólica Admirabile signum sobre el significado y el valor del pesebre.

Cuando finalizó su oración, se reunió con un grupo de franciscanos y franciscanas y les dirigió algunas palabras y les recordó que “el mensaje más grande de San Francisco es el testimonio. Está la frase: ‘Predicad el Evangelio, si fuese necesario, también con la palabra’. No se trata de hacer proselitismo, de convencer…, es el Espíritu el que convence”.

Luego, subió a la iglesia del Santuario donde presidió la Liturgia de la Palabra. En su breve meditación, el Santo Padre destacó “los muchos pensamientos que se acumulan en la mente en este lugar santo”.

“Y, sin embargo, ante la roca de este monte tan querido para San Francisco, aquello a lo que estamos llamados es a redescubrir la sencillez”, señaló.

Explicó que “el pesebre, que por primera vez San Francisco realizó precisamente en este pequeño espacio, a imitación de la angosta gruta de Belén, habla por sí solo. Aquí no hay necesidad de multiplicar las palabras, porque la escena que se expone ante nuestros ojos expresa la sabiduría de la que tenemos necesidad para adquirir lo esencial”.

“Delante del pesebre descubrimos cómo de importante es para nuestra vida, con frecuencia tan frenética, encontrar momentos de silencio y de oración. El silencio, para contemplar la belleza del rostro de Jesús niño, el Hijo de Dios, nacido en la pobreza de un estable”.

“La oración, para expresar el ‘gracias’ admirado ante este inmenso regalo de amor que se nos ha hecho”.

Para el Papa, el signo del pesebre, “simple y admirable, que la piedad popular ha acogido y transmitido de generación en generación, manifiesta el gran misterio de nuestra fe: Dios nos ama hasta el punto de compartir nuestra humanidad y nuestra vida. Nunca nos deja solos, nos acompaña con su presencia escondida, pero no invisible”.

Al igual que hicieron los pastores de Belén, “acogemos la invitación de ir a la gruta para ver y reconocer el signo que nos ha dado Dios. Entonces nuestro corazón estará lleno de alegría, y podremos llevarla allí donde hay tristeza”.

 


          

El Papa pide que nunca se debilite la tradición del pesebre en Navidad

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VATICANO, 01 Dic. 19 (ACI Prensa).- El Papa Francisco firmó la Carta Apostólica Admirabile signum sobre el significado y el valor del pesebre en la que pide que la práctica de poner el pesebre en Navidad “nunca se debilite” y que “allí donde hubiera caído en desuso, sea descubierta de nuevo y revitalizada”.

El Pontífice firmó esta Carta Apostólica este domingo 1 de diciembre, primer domingo de Adviento, en el Santuario Franciscano de Greccio, Italia, donde San Francisco de Asís inició la tradición del pesebre en la Navidad de 1223.

En la Carta Apostólica, el Santo Padre explica que “el belén forma parte del dulce y exigente proceso de transmisión de la fe. Comenzando desde la infancia y luego en cada etapa de la vida, nos educa a contemplar a Jesús, a sentir el amor de Dios por nosotros, a sentir y creer que Dios está con nosotros y que nosotros estamos con Él, todos hijos y hermanos gracias a aquel Niño Hijo de Dios y de la Virgen María. Y a sentir que en esto está la felicidad”.

Señala que “la representación del acontecimiento del nacimiento de Jesús equivale a anunciar el misterio de la encarnación del Hijo de Dios con sencillez y alegría. El belén, en efecto, es como un Evangelio vivo, que surge de las páginas de la Sagrada Escritura”.

“La contemplación de la escena de la Navidad, nos invita a ponernos espiritualmente en camino, atraídos por la humildad de Aquel que se ha hecho hombre para encontrar a cada hombre. Y descubrimos que Él nos ama hasta el punto de unirse a nosotros, para que también nosotros podamos unirnos a Él”.

Además, subraya que con esta Carta pretende “alentar la hermosa tradición de nuestras familias que en los días previos a la Navidad preparan el belén, como también la costumbre de ponerlo en los lugares de trabajo, en las escuelas, en los hospitales, en las cárceles, en las plazas...”.

Asimismo, pregunta: “¿Por qué el belén suscita tanto asombro y nos conmueve? En primer lugar, porque manifiesta la ternura de Dios”.

Como respuesta, señala que “ante el belén, la mente va espontáneamente a cuando uno era niño y se esperaba con impaciencia el tiempo para empezar a construirlo. Estos recuerdos nos llevan a tomar nuevamente conciencia del gran don que se nos ha dado al transmitirnos la fe; y al mismo tiempo nos hacen sentir el deber y la alegría de transmitir a los hijos y a los nietos la misma experiencia”.

“No es importante cómo se prepara el pesebre, puede ser siempre igual o modificarse cada año; lo que cuenta es que este hable a nuestra vida. En cualquier lugar y de cualquier manera, el belén habla del amor de Dios, el Dios que se ha hecho niño para decirnos lo cerca que está de todo ser humano, cualquiera que sea su condición”.

El origen del pesebre

Por otro lado, en la Carta Apostólica el Papa Francisco se detiene en contar el origen de la tradición cristiana del pesebre y su relación con San Francisco de Asís y la localidad italiana de Greccio.

“Allí san Francisco se detuvo viniendo probablemente de Roma, donde el 29 de noviembre de 1223 había recibido del Papa Honorio III la confirmación de su Regla. Después de su viaje a Tierra Santa, aquellas grutas le recordaban de manera especial el paisaje de Belén”.

“Es posible que el Poverello quedase impresionado en Roma, por los mosaicos de la Basílica de Santa María la Mayor que representan el nacimiento de Jesús, justo al lado del lugar donde se conservaban, según una antigua tradición, las tablas del pesebre”.

El Papa explica que “las fuentes franciscanas narran en detalle lo que sucedió en Greccio. Quince días antes de la Navidad, Francisco llamó a un hombre del lugar, de nombre Juan, y le pidió que lo ayudara a cumplir un deseo: ‘Deseo celebrar la memoria del Niño que nació en Belén y quiero contemplar de alguna manera con mis ojos lo que sufrió en su invalidez de niño, cómo fue reclinado en el pesebre y cómo fue colocado sobre heno entre el buey y el asno’”.

“Tan pronto como lo escuchó, ese hombre bueno y fiel fue rápidamente y preparó en el lugar señalado lo que el santo le había indicado. El 25 de diciembre, llegaron a Greccio muchos frailes de distintos lugares, como también hombres y mujeres de las granjas de la comarca, trayendo flores y antorchas para iluminar aquella noche santa”.

Cuando llegó Francisco, “encontró el pesebre con el heno, el buey y el asno. Las personas que llegaron mostraron frente a la escena de la Navidad una alegría indescriptible, como nunca antes habían experimentado”.

“Después el sacerdote, ante el Nacimiento, celebró solemnemente la Eucaristía, mostrando el vínculo entre la encarnación del Hijo de Dios y la Eucaristía. En aquella ocasión, en Greccio, no había figuras: el belén fue realizado y vivido por todos los presentes”.

“Así nace nuestra tradición”, concluye el Papa Francisco, “todos alrededor de la gruta y llenos de alegría, sin distancia alguna entre el acontecimiento que se cumple y cuantos participan en el misterio”.


          

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Living under the watchful eye: Implications of facial recognition surveillance in Serbia

Introduction

In early 2019, the minister of interior and the police director of Serbia announced[1] that 1,000 cutting-edge security cameras with facial recognition capabilities will be installed in 800 locations in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, in partnership with Chinese tech giant Huawei. However, despite the flaws of facial recognition and the intrusiveness for citizens’ privacy when it is used for surveillance,[2] there is no transparency about the cameras and the partnership between the Ministry of Interior and Huawei, which is part of a broader cooperation between the Serbian and Chinese governments.

In November 2018, Serbia adopted a new Law on Personal Data Protection[3] based on the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).[4] The application of the law starts on 21 August 2019, after a nine-month adaptation period provided for compliance with the new rules. SHARE Foundation,[5] a Serbian non-profit organisation established in 2012 to advance human rights and freedoms online, submitted freedom of information requests to the Ministry of Interior asking for information about the cameras and supporting documents (e.g. memorandums, contracts, letters of intent). The Ministry withheld this information, meaning that the public in Serbia was left in the dark about a very problematic technology which can greatly impact the privacy of all citizens.

Legislative context

Similar to other countries with a history of repressive regimes and a broad state surveillance apparatus, there is little of a culture of privacy in Serbia. For example, the first data protection law in Serbia was adopted in 2008. After nearly 10 years of application, it turned out that the law was not good enough to provide an adequate level of protection, especially in a world of expanding technologies such as targeted advertising and a whole new digital economy based on personal data. Also, the law did not regulate video surveillance, which opened space for numerous abuses when it comes to data processing through CCTV systems, both state and privately owned. Introducing a new law was an opportunity to regulate this area of personal data processing, but the provisions on video surveillance were not included in the final text of the Law on Personal Data Protection.

In its annual report for 2018, the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Serbia’s independent authority for both freedom of information and protection of citizens’ personal data, highlighted the fact that the Ministry of Justice argued to keep the regulation of video surveillance out of the new Law on Personal Data Protection. The Ministry’s view was that this area of personal data processing should be regulated by a special law and that the GDPR does not contain provisions on video surveillance.[6] However, more than six months after the new Law on Personal Data Protection had been adopted in the National Parliament of Serbia and just two months before it is scheduled to start being applied, no specific law regulating video surveillance has been drafted or even proposed.

Over the past six months, at the time of writing, Serbia has been in a state of political turmoil. There have been anti-government protests across the country after an opposition politician was assaulted by a group of men in December 2018.[7] It is in contexts such as these where facial recognition surveillance systems, which store large amounts of biometric data, could potentially be used for pressuring citizens who are protesting, as well as their families, because of their political views. Beyond political protest, the everyday use of the cameras comes with the risk of data breaches, which includes records of the daily routines and movements of citizens, and which could potentially result in harm to those unwittingly surveilled.

An opaque Panopticon: Citizens in the dark

As soon as Huawei’s facial recognition cameras were announced in the media by the highly ranked officials in Serbia’s internal affairs, SHARE Foundation decided to find out more about Huawei’s cameras in terms of their location, public procurement and other relevant procedures by submitting freedom of information requests to the Ministry of Interior.

In their responses to our requests, the Ministry stated that all information about the procurement of Huawei cameras is “confidential” and therefore not for public access. Also, in an interview for Radio Television of Serbia, Police Director Vladimir Rebić said that the locations of stationary cameras were already determined based on “a broad examination and analysis of events, referring primarily to the criminal offences in Belgrade.” We also requested a copy of this analysis, but the Ministry responded that the information, as well as the location of the cameras, were not contained in any document or other medium, meaning they cannot be provided upon a freedom of information request.[8]

According to Article 54 of the new Law on Personal Data Protection, if it is likely that certain data processing will present a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, the data controller is obligated to conduct a data protection impact assessment before the beginning of data processing.[9] When SHARE Foundation requested a copy of this impact analysis, the Ministry simply stated that the provisions of the new law are not yet being applied. Having read the official responses of the Ministry of Interior, which suggest that this information does exist, it seemed strange that information provided by a freedom of information officer about such a sensitive topic for citizens’ privacy was contradictory to the statements made by the minister and the police director in the media.

While the Ministry was reluctant to provide any official information about the cutting-edge cameras and their procurement, Huawei on the other hand was more transparent about its cooperation with the Serbian authorities. A case study titled “Huawei Safe City Solution: Safeguards Serbia” was available on Huawei’s official website and it provided detailed information about the cameras and related video surveillance solutions, claiming the cameras were already installed in Belgrade. SHARE Foundation published an article about Huawei’s case study,[10] which strangely disappeared from the company’s website shortly after the publication of our article. Having in mind the sensitivity of this content, we saved an archived copy[11] of the page so the case study can still be accessed online.

Huawei stated that for the test phase, nine cameras in five locations were deployed, with the locations being the Ministry of Interior headquarters, a sports arena, a commercial centre and a police station. After this test deployment, it is stated in the case study that Huawei and the Ministry achieved a Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2017 and that in the first phase of the project 100 high-definition video cameras were installed in more than 60 key locations, with the command and data centre in Belgrade being remodelled.[12]

It is very worrying that such advanced technology, which has great implications for privacy, is being deployed without citizens knowing about this digital “watchful eye” collecting and storing large amounts of their biometric data, even if they have done nothing wrong. Saša Đorđević, a researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy,[13] a Serbian think tank dedicated to advancing the security of citizens and society, said that although video surveillance can improve security and safety, primarily in road traffic safety, the list of unknown things about Huawei’s video surveillance in Belgrade is long. “The situation can still be corrected if and when it is determined which video surveillance equipment is being purchased, how much it costs the citizens of Serbia, where it is placed and how the personal data will be processed and protected,” he added.[14]

Another problematic aspect of facial recognition technology when used for video surveillance is that it is prone to mistakes, which is especially important for law enforcement and legal proceedings. Research by Big Brother Watch has shown that in the United Kingdom the overwhelming majority of the police’s “matches” using automated facial recognition have been inaccurate and that on average, 95% of “matches” made by facial recognition technology wrongly identified innocent people as crime suspects.[15]

In addition, Big Brother Watch found that the police stored photos of all people incorrectly matched by automated facial recognition systems, meaning that biometric photos of thousands of innocent people have been stored.[16] Storing such sensitive biometric data of citizens is also a privacy and security risk, which is even greater taking into account information leaks during police investigations, which are common in Serbia. “The media in Serbia frequently publish information relating to investigations conducted by the police and the prosecution, quoting mostly unknown sources allegedly ‘close to the investigation’ and sometimes with photos,” explained Đorđević. He mentioned an example when information from the investigation of the murder of a Serbian singer was constantly published on the front pages of tabloid newspapers. Another case Đorđević highlighted occurred in February 2017, when one daily newspaper covered the arrest of a member of a football club supporters’ group on its front page the evening before the police informed the public about his arrest.[17]

In other parts of the world there are similar concerns. With all the recent controversy surrounding facial recognition, two cities in the United States have so far banned the use of facial recognition by the city administration – the first was San Francisco, California, followed by Sommerville, Massachusetts.[18] It is highly likely that more cities will join them, particularly since there is more and more awareness of the negative impacts of facial recognition surveillance.

Conclusion

SHARE Foundation will again approach the Ministry of Interior for information, especially relating to the data protection impact assessment of data processing using Huawei’s cameras, after the application of the new Law on Personal Data Protection starts. Of course, data processing through video surveillance systems should be regulated without delay, either though amendments to the Law on Personal Data Protection or through a separate law. It is also important to introduce citizens to the risks of such invasive technologies and call them to action, as it will provide momentum to further pressurise the authorities and demand more transparency. People feel more secure when they see a camera, as Đorđević noted,[19] but there is also a general lack of understanding of who may collect their personal data, the purposes for which it will be collected, and their rights as data subjects.

Moreover, it is also necessary that the new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection is appointed as soon as possible and in a transparent manner,[20] as the second and final term of Rodoljub Šabić, the previous Commissioner, expired in December 2018. As head of an independent institution, the Commissioner plays a key role in protecting citizens’ personal data and freedom of information and it is of utmost importance that the position is given to a person who has personal integrity, expertise and political independence. Otherwise, affairs such as the one with Huawei’s facial recognition cameras may never be resolved, which would leave citizens exposed to huge risks to their privacy and without appropriate safeguards in cases of data breaches and abuse of personal data. There will also be many doubts around how to apply the new Law on Personal Data Protection, which could prove to be quite a challenge if the Commissioner is not up to the task or is easily influenced by other state institutions and political actors.

Action steps

Having taken into account the lack of transparency surrounding Huawei’s surveillance cameras in Belgrade, we propose the following action steps:

  • Insisting on the proper application of the new Law on Personal Data Protection and conducting the necessary data protection impact assessment.
  • Advocating for the regulation of video surveillance by law in order to provide legal certainty.
  • Engaging the wider community (e.g. civil society organisations, human rights defenders, tech experts, journalists) to help raise awareness among citizens about the impact of video surveillance.
  • Pressuring the Ministry of Interior and other relevant state institutions to provide information about video surveillance and facial recognition in a transparent way.

Footnotes

[1] SHARE Foundation. (2019, 29 March). New surveillance cameras in Belgrade: location and human rights impact analysis – “withheld”. https://www.sharefoundation.info/en/new-surveillance-cameras-in-belgrade-location-and-human-rights-impact-analysis-withheld

[2] Big Brother Watch. (2018). Face Off: The lawless growth of facial recognition in UK policing. https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Face-Off-final-digital-1.pdf

[3] Republic of Serbia. (2018). Law on Personal Data Protection. Available in Serbian at: www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/skupstina/zakon/2018/87/13/reg

[4] European Union. (2016). Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679

[5] https://www.sharefoundation.info/en

[6] Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Serbia. (2019). Summary report on the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance and the Law on Personal Data Protection for 2018. https://www.poverenik.rs/images/stories/dokumentacija-nova/izvestajiPoverenika/2018/ENGRezime2018.pdf

[7] Vasovic, A. (2018, 8 December). Thousands protest in Serbia over attack on opposition politician. Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-serbia-protests/thousands-protest-in-serbia-over-attack-on-opposition-politician-idUSKBN1O70S7

[8] SHARE Foundation. (2019, 29 March). New surveillance cameras in Belgrade: location and human rights impact analysis – “withheld”. Op. cit.

[9] Republic of Serbia. (2018). Op. cit.

[10] SHARE Foundation. (2019, 29 March). Huawei knows everything about cameras in Belgrade – and they are glad to share! https://www.sharefoundation.info/en/huawei-knows-everything-about-cameras-in-belgrade-and-they-are-glad-to-share

[11] https://archive.li/pZ9HO

[12] SHARE Foundation. (2019, 29 March). Huawei knows everything about cameras in Belgrade – and they are glad to share! Op. cit.

[13] www.bezbednost.org

[14] Email correspondence with Belgrade Centre for Security Policy researcher Saša Đorđević, 29 June 2019.

[15] Big Brother Watch. (2018). Op. cit.

[16] Ibid.

[17] Email correspondence with Belgrade Centre for Security Policy researcher Saša Đorđević, 29 June 2019.

[18] Haskins, C. (2019, 28 June). A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition. VICE. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/paj4ek/somerville-becomes-the-second-us-city-to-ban-facial-recognition

[19] Email correspondence with Belgrade Centre for Security Policy Researcher Saša Đorđević, 29 June 2019.

[20] Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia. (2019, 28 January). Fabrizi: Appointment of new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance should be kicked off as soon as possible. https://europa.rs/fabrizi-appointment-of-new-commissioner-for-information-of-public-importance-should-be-kicked-off-as-soon-as-possible/?lang=en

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Remembering TAP Laureate Composer NANCY BLOOMER DEUSSEN

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The American Prize notes with sadness the passing of TAP Laureate composer, Nancy Bloomer Deussen. A multi-year participant in The American Prize competitions, she was a second place winner in chamber music in 2013, received several honorable mentions for her music and was one of the first Honored Artists of The American Prize, presented in 2014. She was 88.

Nancy Bloomer Deussen, a prominent Californian, was co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area National Association of Composers, also serving on the national body for a number of years.

Deussen was educated at the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, USC School of Music and San Jose State University, studying composition with Vittorio Giannini, Lukas Foss, Ingolf Dahl and Wilson Coker.

Bloomer Deussen’s was an advocate of accessible contemporary music, a fact reflected in her own style, which is melodic and tonal. She also was known for using the natural world as a source for inspiration.

A recipient of many grants, including The Peninsula Community, Silicon Valley Arts Council, The American Composer's Forum, The Contemporary Record Society and the Mu Phi Epsilon Memorial Foundation, she also won the Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Contest for her Woodwind Quartet (1987), The Bay Area Composer's Symposium Award for Reflections on the Hudson, for orchestra (1994), The Britten on-the-Bay Prize for Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1996) and the Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Contest for Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1999).

Maestro David Katz writes: "Nancy was a composer of gracious insight and lovely, lyrical music. We communicated often and I was delighted to conduct her music more than once. I was so pleased to be able to extend to her additional recognition when she was named one of the first Honored Artists of The American Prize. Lovely lady. She will be missed."

          

NP Interviews: the AGU 2019 Turcotte awardee Vera Melinda Galfi

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Before pursuing a scientific career, Melinda studied economics and worked in the field for several years. Her scientific career took place until now in Hamburg, Germany, where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies in meteorology. Melinda finished her PhD in 2018 under the supervision of Valerio Lucarini, studying extreme events in chaotic atmospheric models. She received the 2019 Donald L. Turcotte Award from the Nonliniear Geophysics section of the AGU for her PhD thesis. Her research focuses on understanding high dimensional chaotic dynamical systems, like the atmosphere, and includes the study of extreme values, large deviations, and instabilities in these systems. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg working on instabilities in chaotic systems by using covariant Lyapunov vectors. So, Melinda congratulations for the award. Did you expect it? I knew that my PhD supervisor, Valerio Lucarini, nominated me for the award, but I did not expect to actually receive it… Well, to be honest, there was of course a tiny little hope deep inside me, but I was still very surprised and very happy when the notification came from the AGU. The award is assigned to an early-career or postdoctoral scientist in recognition of outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to nonlinear geophysics. How important is nonlinear geophysics in your professional life? I am a person who always seeks to answer the “why” question when studying something, and I think that nonlinear geophysics helps a lot to answer this question if the object to be studied is a geophysical system. Nonlinearity is a basic property of complex geophysical systems like the atmosphere or the climate. Thus nonlinear geophysics is indispensable for studying and understanding these systems, and I am driven by the need to understand them. So, nonlinear geophysics is essential in my professional life. Why is your work important for the nonlinear geophysics? My PhD work is a contribution to the study of extreme events in nonlinear, chaotic atmospheric systems. I study these events and the related systems not only from a geophysical point of view, but based on methods of dynamical systems theory and statistical mechanics. Thus I obtain valuable information about both, the extremes and the dynamical properties of the system producing these extremes. An important part of my study is the applicability of basic limit laws of Extreme Value Theory and Large Deviation Theory in chaotic dynamical systems. In my thesis I point out the advantages of using these powerful methods, but I also specify their drawbacks in case of applications to geophysical data. These limit laws have a certain predictive power in a statistical sense, and they reveal universal properties of extreme events and large deviations that help us understand the system itself. However, to apply them in a rigorous way one has to reach asymptotic levels, involving that one looses information related to persistence, which is of course counterproductive if one is interested in studying persistent extreme events, for example. Nonetheless, I also show that we can still analyze persistent events based on these limit laws by constructing adequate observables. Which benefits will you receive from the AGU? In addition to the award certificate I will receive a monetary price of 200 $. I am also invited to present a talk on my dissertation topic at the AGU Fall Meeting in December 2019 in San Francisco. Are there key people you would like to thank? Yes, of course. I would like to thank to my PhD supervisor, Valerio Lucarini, not only for nominating me for the award, but also for his support during and after my PhD. This dissertation would not have been possible without him. I am also thankful to my co-supervisor Christian Franzke and to my co-authors, Tamas Bodai and Jeroen Wouters, for sharing their expert knowledge with me and for their guidance in the world of scientific research. What do you wish for the future of this field? A basic characteristic of nonlinear geophysics/geosciences is multidisciplinarity, and the interaction between its subfields plays a crucial role for its future development. Furthermore this field offers essential contributions to fundamental geoscience research, making the interaction between nonlinear geophysics and other geoscience fields also extremely important. I wish that in the future there is an intensification of co-operations between subfields of nonlinear geophysics, and I also hope for a strengthening and spreading of the connections with other geoscience fields. So that nonlinear geophysics continues to develop new methodologies, new modelling and data analysis techniques, but also distributes its groundbreaking findings, and makes them available for relevant applications.
          

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A growing number of public libraries across the country are revising their policies to eliminate overdue fines.
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For nearly a decade, Diana Ramirez hadn't been able to take a book home from the San Diego Public Library. Her borrowing privileges were suspended, she was told, because of a mere $10 in late fees, an amount that had grown to $30 over the years.

Ramirez, who is now 23 and stays in Tijuana with her mother, attends an alternative education program in San Diego that helps students earn high school diplomas. To her, the debt she owed to the library system was an onerous sum. Even worse, it removed a critical resource from her life.

"I felt disappointed in myself because I wasn't able to check out books," Ramirez said. "I wasn't able to use the computers for doing my homework or filling out job applications. I didn't own a computer, so the library was my only option to access a computer."

In April, Ramirez finally caught a break. The San Diego Public Library wiped out all outstanding late fines for patrons, a move that followed the library system's decision to end its overdue fines. Ramirez was among the more than 130,000 beneficiaries of the policy shift, cardholders whose library accounts were newly cleared of debt.

The changes were enacted after a city study revealed that nearly half of the library's patrons whose accounts were blocked as a result of late fees lived in two of the city's poorest neighborhoods. "I never realized it impacted them to that extent," said Misty Jones, the city's library director.

For decades, libraries have relied on fines to discourage patrons from returning books late. But a growing number of some of the country's biggest public library systems are ditching overdue fees after finding that the penalties drive away the people who stand to benefit the most from free library resources.

From San Diego to Chicago to Boston, public libraries that have analyzed the effects of late fees on their cardholders have found that they disproportionately deter low-income residents and children.

"A form of social inequity"

Acknowledging these consequences, the American Library Association passed a resolution in January in which it recognizes fines as "a form of social inequity" and calls on libraries nationwide to find a way to eliminate their fines.

"Library users with limited income tend to stay away from libraries because they may be afraid of incurring debt," said Ramiro Salazar, president of the association's public library division. "It stands to reason these same users will also stay away if they have already incurred a fine simply because they don't have the money to pay the fine."

Lifting fines has had a surprising dual effect: More patrons are returning to the library, with their late materials in hand. Chicago saw a 240% increase in return of materials within three weeks of implementing its fine-free policy last month. The library system also had 400 more card renewals compared with that time last year.

"It became clear to us that there were families that couldn't afford to pay the fines and therefore couldn't return the materials, so then we just lost them as patrons altogether," said Andrea Telli, the city's library commissioner. "We wanted our materials back, and more importantly, we wanted our patrons back."

The Chicago Public Library started looking at data that showed socioeconomic disparities within its system. Telli said low-income communities had more overdue fines than some of the more affluent neighborhoods of Chicago. It wasn't that Chicagoans in poorer areas were necessarily racking up more fines, she said, but rather, those patrons were unable to pay the overdue balances.

According to Chicago Public Library's internal analysis, some 30% of people living on the South Side of Chicago couldn't check out materials because they had reached the $10 fine limit for overdue materials. That ratio, however, dropped roughly 15% among cardholders on the more affluent North Side. Nearly a quarter of blocked accounts belonged to children under 14.

Having library fines stand in the way of people searching for jobs and social services "just seemed counterintuitive to us," Telli said.

The end of personal responsibility?

The fine-free movement isn't without its detractors. Mark Mitchell, a longtime user of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library, which eliminated fines last summer, worries that the end of fines removes the incentive to return library property.

"It encouraged me to return the books or the DVDs in a timely fashion rather than just keep them," said Mitchell, who restores antique clocks and lives two blocks from a Pratt library branch. "As it stands now, you won't be fined and you can return the DVD — or the book, or what have you — more or less whenever you want, I guess."

Mitchell acknowledged that some people are not able to easily return books on time, but fears libraries will be shortchanged.

"The library deserves as much money as it can muster," he said.

Some libraries have taken that philosophy to extremes. In November, a woman in southern Michigan faced criminal charges and possible jail time for not returning two books to the Charlotte Community Library.

After a national outcry, prosecutors dropped the charges. While library advocates say there is a real difference between fine forgiveness and failing to return a book, the case underlines the tensions libraries face between balancing patron accommodation and the need for deterrence.

And add this complicating factor to the equation: The fact that many libraries can't afford to collect most of the fines they're owed. This month, Boston Public Library joined the 5% of public libraries to stop charging minors late fees after a year of receiving just 10% of its nearly $250,000 owed from those under 18.

And in San Diego, officials calculated that it actually would be saving money if its librarians stopped tracking down patrons to recover books. The city had spent nearly $1 million to collect $675,000 in library fees each year.

In some public library systems, dropping fines is part of a larger policy of moving away from a punitive model. Chicago's cardholders have seven days past the due date to return items before their card is blocked from use. In the case of lost materials, patrons must pay to replace the book or provide a new copy of the same edition.

"We're really putting the focus on the physical object that needs to come back to the library rather than the revenue stream — that really wasn't a revenue stream," Telli said.

Clean slates

Some libraries have successfully lured back patrons by offering fine-forgiveness days. During a 2017 amnesty campaign in San Francisco, the public library recovered nearly 700,000 of its items over six weeks and restored the accounts of more than 5,000 patrons. The recouped materials included a long-lost copy of F. Hopkins Smith's Forty Minutes Late — which, despite its title, was a century overdue.

Back in San Diego, Ramirez is putting her renewed library card to use.

She has secured a job working events at the Petco Park baseball stadium after using the library computer to apply for the position. And she now frequents the library a few times a week for book talks or to check out works of young adult fiction.

"It's like a second home," she said.

Maybe one day, Ramirez hopes, other patrons will be checking out books that she herself wrote. She aspires to become a young adult novelist. But first, she wants to go to college — a dream inspired by the many pages she has turned among the library stacks.

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LISTEN TO MY STORY, CHILDREN. When I was a much younger man, I left home and traveled the western world aboard a ragged vessel which took me and my mates from one end of this country to the other several times over, as well as far-flung places like Chile, Iceland, Croatia, and Baltimore. Several of those voyages were in the company of a fine batch of actual human pirates who called themselves June of 44, and we had glorious times, with many tales to tell, and many songs sung in the dead of night. While I don't take to those voyages much these days (due to my bum leg and all), I am delighted to see that those swarthy asses known as June of 44 have taken again to the high seas and played three shows along the west coast this last weekend. Reports have come in that there was much scorching and blazing by both sharks AND sailors.
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I was fortunate to get to collaborate with my friends Jes and Dan from LANDLAND on this poster. In October, Dan came back to Chicago from Minneapolis and we shoved an ink drawing back and forth across the kitchen table for a couple days. Jes worked remotely, performing her magic watercolor-paint-based tricks to add some grit and rust to thie piece, before Dan masterfully printed all six screens at his home base in Minneapolis.
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L'insostenibile costo dei resi, è boom negli USA dove nel 2020 arriveranno a 550 miliardi di dollari con un aumento del 75%

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L'INSOSTENIBILE COSTO DEI RESI, BOOM NEGLI USA DOVE NEL 2020 ARRIVERANNO A 550 MILIARDI DI DOLLARI CON UN AUMENTO DEL 75%

Allarme resi: lo scorso anno il valore dei capi restituiti ha raggiunto quota 369 miliardi di dollari, il 10% delle vendite. Numeri destinati ad aumentare con effetti collaterali su aziende e ambiente: il trasporto è la prima fonte di inquinamento e l'aumento degli imballaggi si traduce ogni anno in 1 miliardo di alberi abbattuti. I resi sono solo uno dei problemi del fast fashion, un'industria che emette il 5% delle emissioni globali di CO2.

 

Ordinare, provare, rendere: è questo il circolo vizioso che sta intrappolando l'economia e soffocando il Pianeta. La possibilità di poter restituire un vestito o un oggetto comprato online è, oggi, uno dei principali elementi che influenzano l'acquisto, tanto che secondo uno studio pubblicato su The Journal of Marketing, le aziende che offrono resi gratis aumentano le proprie vendite del 457%. Ed è così che, di conseguenza, il numero dei resi sta crescendo esponenzialmente, costringendo alcuni marchi a limitarne le richieste per evitare danni e perdite. Come evidenziato da un report di Appriss Retail, lo scorso anno negli Stati Uniti il loro valore è stato di 369 miliardi di dollari, pari al 10% delle vendite. Una cifra destinata ad aumentare se non si interviene: come riporta GreenBiz, l'anno prossimo negli USA il valore dei resi toccherà la cifra record di 550 miliardi di dollari, segnando un +75% rispetto al 2016. Ma in che modo i resi minacciano la salute del Pianeta? Innanzitutto, come rivela il New York Times, il trasporto si piazza al primo posto tra le principali fonti di gas serra nell'atmosfera, un primato recentemente raggiunto dopo aver superato le centrali di energia. A questo si aggiunge la produzione record di imballaggi che genera grandi quantità di rifiuti che stanno mettendo in ginocchio le città.

 

"Il fashion renting può rivelarsi particolarmente utile per ridurre il numero dei resi, contribuendo alla salute dell'ambiente – spiega Caterina Maestro, fondatrice di DressYouCan – Con il noleggio, infatti, è possibile ottimizzare il consumo rendendolo sostenibile, indossando abiti sempre nuovi senza alimentare gli sprechi tipici del fast fashion. Meno acquisti e più noleggio: con DressYouCan è possibile sfoggiare capi d'alta moda, senza comprare vestiti che, probabilmente, non verrebbero utilizzati mai più. Inoltre, il fashion renting è candidato a diventare un prezioso alleato di brand e stilisti poiché noleggiare i fondi di magazzino potrebbe rivelarsi la soluzione per diminuire il volume dei rifiuti tessili, un grave problema per l'ambiente dal momento che solo l'1% viene veramente riciclato".

 

Tra gli effetti collaterali dei resi non va, inoltre, dimenticato il packaging, con l'enorme quantità di scatole di cartone e involucri di plastica che vengono generati nel processo di restituzione: secondo quanto calcolato dalla rivista statunitense Fast Company, ogni anno negli Stati Uniti vengono spediti 165 miliardi di pacchi, un numero consistente che si traduce nell'abbattimento di 1 miliardo di alberi. L'aumento degli imballaggi sta diventando un problema anche per le città, costrette a far fronte a quantità sempre maggiori di rifiuti, una situazione che ha già costretto l'amministrazione di San Francisco ad aumentare la tassa dei rifiuti. Inoltre, come segnala il rapporto di Forter Fraud Attack Index le frodi legate ai resi costano ai retailer più di 15,3 miliardi di euro l'anno. Una questione che riguarda soprattutto i rivenditori che offrono resi in negozio: grazie alle facili opzioni di ritiro, i truffatori prendono le informazioni personali degli acquirenti, ordinano i prodotti e se ne appropriano.

 

Come evidenziato da The Business of Fashion, tra le cause che spingono i consumatori a rendere la merce acquistata, rientra il fatto che le misure spesso non sono calcolate in modo accurato e, una volta ricevuto il capo, i clienti si accorgono che la taglia non corrisponde affatto a quella desiderata. Ma non solo, secondo la rivista Women's Wear Daily, esistono dei veri e propri serial returner:

 

1)    Il compulsive shopper: non può fare a meno di acquistare grandi quantità di vestiti, un po' come Rebecca Bloomwood, la protagonista del film "I love shopping". Tuttavia, una volta ricevuta la merce ordinata, tende a sentirsi in colpa e restituire i capi acquistati. Il fashion renting può aiutarlo, soddisfacendo sfizi e capricci senza sprechi e senza spendere cifre da capogiro.

 

2)    Il wardrober: acquista un capo con l'intenzione di indossarlo per una serata e restituirlo l'indomani. Secondo The Guardian, nel Regno Unito 1 consumatore su 5 fa wardrobing e il fenomeno costa 1,7 miliardi di euro. Anche in soccorso dei wardrober, arriva il noleggio, che nasce proprio per evitare di acquistare vestiti che difficilmente sarebbero riutilizzati.

 

3)    Il social media wardrober: acquista un outfit solo per sfoggiarlo sui social, perché si sa, ogni giorno occorre un nuovo #OOTD (outfit of the day). Grazie al fashion renting, si diffonde il pay-per-use, andando a soddisfare le esigenze di tutti quei consumatori che comprano abbigliamento a puro scopo di uso e consumo anziché di possesso.

 

4)    Il bracketer: compra diverse taglie o colori dello stesso capo, riservandosi poi il diritto di provare il tutto una volta ricevuto l'acquisto e tenere solo la versione che gli sta meglio. Un problema a cui far fronte noleggiando un vestito su DressYouCan dal momento che i piccoli lavori sartoriali sono inclusi nel prezzo e ogni capo farà risplendere.

Ridurre i resi significa anche porre un freno al fast fashion, un'industria che emette il 5% delle emissioni globali di CO2 e crea in 48 ore ciò che, anche con le più avanzate tecnologie, occorrerebbe 12 anni per riciclare. La soluzione potrebbe essere più vicina di quanto si pensi però: d'accordo con uno studio riportato da The Telegraph, il valore dell'usato dovrebbe, infatti, superare quello del fast fashion entro il 2028. Il resale guadagnerà sempre più spazio e, soprattutto, tra i consumatori alto spendenti, che oggi rappresentano il 12% dell'audience e sono pronti a raddoppiare le proprie spese nei prossimi 5 anni.



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Coltivare il futuro, Future Food Institute e CampuStore insieme per nuovo progetto di educazione alimentare nelle scuole. Ospite d’eccezione Stephen Ritz, direttore del National Health, Wellness and Biodiversity Center di New York

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Coltivare il futuro, Future Food Institute e CampuStore insieme per nuovo progetto di educazione alimentare nelle scuole

 

Presentazione giovedì 28 novembre, ore 17, Scuderia Living Lab di Bologna

 

Ospite d'eccezione Stephen Ritz, direttore del National Health, Wellness and Biodiversity Center di New York

 

 

Future Food Institute e CampuStore insieme per "Coltivare il Futuro". L'Istituto che studia il futuro dell'alimentazione e dei sistemi agroalimentari e l'azienda leader nell'innovazione nel settore education danno vita ad un'offerta formativa dedicata nata per educare gli alunni delle scuole sui temi dell'Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile e dell'educazione alla sostenibilità, partendo dal cibo.

 

Si tratta di laboratori tra scienza, nuove tecnologie, e vita per crescere comunità sane, inclusive e resilienti dove agricoltura urbana, scienza in cucina, modelli di economia circolare, orti edibili, scarti, strumenti di fabbricazione digitale e food diplomacy diventano gli ingredienti per 'coltivare il futuro'.

 

Il progetto formativo del Future Food Institute e CampuStore verrà presentato nel pomeriggio di giovedì 28 novembre negli spazi della Scuderia Living Lab di Bologna alla presenza di un ospite d'eccezione: Stephen Ritz, direttore del National Health, Wellness and Biodiversity Center di New York, docente acclamato e premiato a livello internazionale, ospite più volte della Casa Bianca nell'era Obama. 

 

Stephen Ritz è ideatore della Green Bronx Machine, un modello scolastico innovativo che punta sull'agricoltura urbana quale strumento formativo delle giovani generazioni, trasformando le comunità, anche le più frammentate ed emarginate, in quartieri inclusivi e fiorenti.

 

Con la Green Bronx Machine, Ritz ha contribuito a migliorare la qualità della vita del Bronx, uno dei quartieri d'America con il più alto tasso di criminalità e povertà e tra le comunità più afflitte da obesità infantile, diabete, malattie cardiache e insicurezza alimentare dello Stato di New York.

 

Grazie al suo modello, la frequenza scolastica è aumentata notevolmente, passando dal 40% al 93%, e ha contribuito a creare 2.200 nuovi posti di lavoro per i giovani. 

 

Con i suoi studenti ha fondato la "Green Factory Box", una startup che trasforma spazi abbandonati in spazi verdi e fattorie verticali, fornendo cibo biologico e valore per l'intera comunità. 

 

 

PROGRAMMA 

 

16.30 - Registrazione e visita dei laboratori

 

La relazione tra uomo, ambiente, tecnologia e cibo come motore di cambiamento e strumento chiave per creare un mondo più sano e sostenibile.

Visita del Future Food Living Lab un viaggio dell'uomo (produttore e consumatore) attraverso la natura, la cultura, le scienze e la tecnologia. 

 

17.30 - Benvenuto a cura di Sara Roversi, fondatrice del Future Food Institute

 

17.40 – Intervento di Stephen Ritz

 

18.00 - Panel: "Coltivare il Futuro" 

 

Modera: 

Sara Roversi, Future Food Institute

Con: 

Roberto Bondi, coordinatore Servizio Marconi TSI Uff. III - USR Emilia-Romagna

Lisa Lanzarini, CampuStore

Angela Sofia Lombardo, Malpighi Lab

 

18.45 - Conclusioni 

 

19.00 - Climate Smart Aperitivo

 

Aperitivo a impatto zero a cura del Future Food Alchemist Team

 

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Future Food Institute

 

Fondato nel 2014 a Bologna è oggi un intero ecosistema che fa della food innovation uno strumento chiave per affrontare le grandi sfide del futuro, parlando al mondo, ma valorizzando il territorio partendo dall'Italia. 

 

Un ecosistema composto da un'anima education, che grazie alle preziose partnership globali, ha dato vita al master internazionale Food Innovation Program giunto alla sua terza edizione, la Food Innovation Global Mission, Summer School, una Young Talent Academy, laboratori per scuole primarie e percorsi per Executive. 

 

Una vera e propria piattaforma di positiva contaminazione e costante ispirazione che ha dato vita a futurefood.network, nato per affiancare le imprese del settore agroalimentare e le istituzioni in percorsi di open innovation e alimentare la community dei giovani imprenditori o scienziati con idee "disruptive". 

 

Un gruppo di imprese e luoghi dell'innovazione che oggi comprende:

 

Future Farm(Ravenna), una vera e propria azienda agricola di 60 ettari che diventa un playground per startup AgTech;

 

Future Food Living Lab(Bologna), spazio di nutrimento per il corpo e per la mente, nato per accogliere tutti i giorni centinaia di studenti e progettato con gli studenti, laboratorio permanente e operativo sulla FOOD INNOVATION nel cuore della città Bologna, capace di offrire un cibo della tradizione, cibo sano, e un servizio alla comunità, stimolando il pensiero critico e la partecipazione di tutti;

 

Future Food USA(San Francisco e New York) con un Future Food Living Lab in apertura il 13 luglio 2019 a Brooklyn;

 

Future Food Giappone(Tokyo), sede giapponese del gruppo presso Edgeof;

 

Future Food Cina(Shanghai), sede cinese del gruppo presso il Center of Excellence, Unido ITPO Shanghai. 

 



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OVERVIEW

We’re looking for an EA/Church Administrator to support the ministry effectiveness of our Senior Pastor in this new season for Yountville Community Church. The successful candidate will provide the Pastor with administrative and organizational support, as well as helping to develop clear administrative systems for a renewed and growing church.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree and will have had experience serving in an administrative role for a high-functioning leader. Because this position interfaces often with the church staff and the larger church body, a successful candidate must have a highly engaging and friendly personality. Strong written communication skills and a commitment to excellence are essential, along with an eye for detail and visual aesthetics.

The successful candidate will be a person with an active and growing faith in Jesus, godly character, and a personal commitment the Truths of the Bible.

 

EXPECTATIONS, EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

While there is room for discussion, the strong preference is that the successful applicant will be or will become a member of Yountville Community Church and will have a commitment to Evangelical christianity.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Executive Assistant
    • Managing the Senior Pastor’s calendar, guarding time for prayer, reflection and preparation.
    • Assist in meeting scheduling, document preparation, and processing post-meeting details.
    • Review and/or draft the Senior Pastor’s correspondence and answer mail and/or compose letters.
    • Manage communication and logistics for retreats, conferences and other opportunities for personal growth, such as meeting with friends and mentors.
    • Edit articles, manuscripts, and other written material as needed.
    • Manage data for key health indicators (KHIs) and routinely update for review by church staff.
    • Other duties as required
  1. Administration
    • Staff the Yountville Community Church reception desk (often the first point of contact for visitors)
    • Coordinate church calendar, including booking and logistics for weddings, baptisms, conferences etc.
    • Assist in the preparation of weekly Sunday services by:
      • compiling and distributing service plans;
      • coordinating rosters and volunteers;
      • creating and uploading slides for Sunday services.
    • Perform basic book-keeping activities to assist the bookkeepers and accountants which may include processing invoices and completing reimbursement claims.
    • Order and maintain inventories of office and building supplies
    • Book, manage and supervise all contractors/volunteers doing routine maintenance and IT work
    • Manage bookings and oversee function managers for all non-church events
    • Highly desirable: ability to oversee implementation of a church management system such as Tithe.ly or Fluro
  1. Communication
    • Initiate, edit and distribute church-wide communication
    • Work closely with the Director of Communications to regularly update the website with information about current/upcoming sermon series and events
    • Draft / copywrite content for Annual General Meeting etc
    • Highly desirable: ability to work with the Senior Pastor and the Director of Communications to develop and implement a strategy to increase the profile of Yountville Community Church in the Napa Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Salary $50-$60k plus benefits depending on experience. Starting ASAP

Please email your cover letter and resume to: dan@yountvillechurch.org

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


          

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Provided, however, that "license" shall not, for the purposes of this article, include any license or permit to own, possess, carry, or fire any explosive, pistol, handgun, rifle, shotgun, or other firearm.(5) "Employment" means any occupation, vocation or employment, or any form of vocational or educational training. Provided, however, that "employment" shall not, for the purposes of this article, include membership in any law enforcement agency.--751. Applicability. 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Unfair discrimination against persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses prohibited. No application for any license or employment, and no employment or license held by an individual, to which the provisions of this article are applicable, shall be denied or acted upon adversely by reason of the individual's having been previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses, or by reason of a finding of lack of "good moral character" when such finding is based upon the fact that the individual has previously been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, unless:(1) There is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and the specific license or employment sought or held by the individual; or(2) the issuance or continuation of the license or the granting or continuation of the employment would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public.--753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption. 1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.--754. Written statement upon denial of license or employment. At the request of any person previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses who has been denied a license or employment, a public agency or private employer shall provide, within thirty days of a request, a written statement setting forth the reasons for such denial.--755. Enforcement.1. In relation to actions by public agencies, the provisions of this article shall be enforceable by a proceeding brought pursuant to article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules.2. 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'Last Black Man' actor finds the sensitive artist within himself and his character

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Jonathan Majors plays a uniquely individual sensitive artist in 'Last Black Man in San Francisco.' And helped along his nonprofessional costar.


          

Kennedy High grad, husband worked for 49ers legend Joe Montana

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'Last Black Man' actor finds the sensitive artist within himself and his character

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Jonathan Majors plays a uniquely individual sensitive artist in 'Last Black Man in San Francisco.' And helped along his nonprofessional costar.


          

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Introducing Biology's newest faculty

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Newsletter issue:
People:
Neda Bagheri
Alejandro Rico-Guevara
Kristiina Hurme
Jeff Rasmussen
Adam Steinbrenner
Julie Theriot

Welcome to UW Biology's newest faculty members! These renowned scholars and researchers come from all across the country and have added tremendous expertise to the UW Biology community. A special thank you to the Washington Research Foundation, Jodi Green, Mike Halperin, Walt Halperin, Margaret Hall, and the late Ben Hall for making these hires possible!

Here is a brief look at the newest members of the UW Biology community:

Neda Bagheri
Assistant Professor
WRF Distinguished Investigator

Education:

PhD in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara
Postdoc in Biological Engineering from MIT

Expertise:

My lab—aptly named the MOdeling DYnamics of Living Systems (MODYLS) Lab—employs tools across engineering and applied math to help explain unintuitive biological observations and to gain fundamental insight. My primary areas of expertise include systems biology, dynamical systems, and control theory. An exciting application of our research that integrates skills across these domains involves predicting emergent dynamics within and among cell populations using multi-scale, multi-class computational models.  

Most fascinating research discovery:

Understanding how the context of the microenvironment shapes cell decisions.

Accolades:

NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering

Distinguished Speaker for the Accelerated Discovery Forum at IBM Research-Almaden and Keynote Speaker at multiple international conferences

Mindlin Foundation Public Lecture at University of Washington

Cornew Innovation Award, Northwestern University Chemistry of Life Processes

Extracurricular:

  1. If not a Biology professor, I would be: Hiking above tree line.​
  2. Favorite hobbies:​ I love being outside—hiking, cycling, climbing—and playing ultimate frisbee.​
  3. What is one thing you will never do again? Learn how to drive a motorcycle through trial and error. (Take a class!)
  4. What motivates you to work hard? I love to enable, promote, and empower the next generation of citizens and thought leaders.
  5. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Paraglide across the alps (with proper instruction and safety, of course)

Kristiina Hurme
Lecturer, full-time

Education:

B.A. Princeton University
Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Expertise:

I’m a Behavioral Ecologist that has studied parental care, territoriality, male-male combat, vocal communication, mating and courtship in frogs, birds, and fish throughout the Neotropics. In zoos I designed enrichment for monkeys and frogs, and used positive reinforcement to train monkeys and sea lions, skills that I am now using to study wild hummingbirds!

Most fascinating research discovery:

For my dissertation, I studied maternal care in a neotropical frog, Leptodactylus insularum, in Panama. These large frog mommas often care for schools of 1000s of tadpoles in temporary ponds. I found that they reached metamorphosis surprisingly quickly, growing from egg to juvenile froglet in about two weeks! In order to grow and develop so fast, these tadpoles were constantly active and foraging. This activity attracted a lot of attention from predators, such as fishing spiders and herons, and I found that the only schools that survived to metamorphosis had a mother guarding them. These courageous moms not only fought off predators (even my hand!), but also communicated with the schools, guiding them to safe foraging areas. Some males have large and muscular arms with thumb spines (intrasexually selected weapons), and the only males I observed breeding were huge and covered in battle scars.

Accolades:

I received Honorable Mention for the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Connecticut.

Our recent paper on Intrasexually Selected Weapons was selected as the cover of the latest volume (five issues) of Biological Reviews: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/loi/1469185x/year/2019

Extracurricular:

  1. If not a Biology professor, I would bean artist, a zookeeper, a scientific illustrator, a wildlife film maker – something that allows me to observe and appreciate the natural world and share it with others.
  2. What is your favorite book? “My Family and Other Animals”, by Gerald Durrell. Growing up as a young naturalist on a Greek Island – what a dream!
  3. What is your proudest accomplishment? Working as a team with my husband Alejandro. In life, raising our daughters, Sierra and Aurora. In research, training wild hummingbirds to voluntarily drink from intimidating experimental setups, resulting in a stress-free way to measure behavior and physiology. Check out the PBS nature documentary “Super Hummingbirds” for examples!
  4. What are your hobbies? Fencing, anything related to horses, nature photography, exploring nature with two little kids.
  5. What makes you happy? Seeing the “aha” moment in students, sharing a love and enthusiasm for biology and observation of the natural world, showing students cool and surprising animal behaviors, often with the help of David Attenborough!
  6. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? I fell in love with the department because of how everyone prioritizes excellence in teaching biology and collaborates on assessing how students learn! I am so excited to be in a place where I will be supported and encouraged!

Jeff Rasmussen
Assistant Professor
WRF Distinguished Investigator

Education:

2011, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002, Sc.B., Computational Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI

Expertise:

I am broadly interested in cell and developmental biology, in particular how cells adopt and maintain specific shapes. My lab uses zebrafish to gain molecular and cellular insights into the development and repair of somatosensory neurons, which are some of the largest and most complex cells in the body. Somatosensory neurons build enormous and elaborate peripheral axons that innervate the skin to detect pain and touch. Our current focus is on understanding interactions between these somatosensory axon endings and the various specialized cell types they encounter in the skin.

Most fascinating research discovery:

As a graduate student, I discovered that cells within the worm embryo could fuse with themselves to form tiny, single-cell tubes in the shape of a donut.

Accolades:

2018, Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Presentation Award, Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) 77th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR

2013—2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund

2007—2010, Predoctoral Trainee, NIH Training Grant in Developmental Biology, University of Washington

Extracurricular:

  1. If not a Biology professor, I would be: pursuing something artistic.
  2. What are your hobbies? Playing soccer, running, and eating vegetarian food.
  3. What makes you happy? A sunny day in Seattle.
  4. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? For the opportunity to work with fantastic colleagues and great students.
  5. What is your morning routine? I make breakfast for my kids, give my daughter a big hug when I drop her off at preschool, run to campus and enjoy a big mug of green tea while thinking about science.
  6. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? You mean I get to choose my superpower? Teleportation! That way I could visit the Wonders of the World without any lines.

Alejandro Rico-Guevara
Assistant Professor
Walt Halperin Endowed Professor
WRF Distinguished Investigator

Education:

Biologist - Universidad Nacional de Colombia
PhD- University of Connecticut, Miller Fellow- UC Berkeley.

Expertise:

I perform theoretical and empirical research on Behavioral Ecophysics, which I define as the study of organismal mechanisms (e.g. physiology, biomechanics) and their explicit links to biotic and abiotic interactions. My recent discoveries on nectar collection and intrasexually selected weapons revive questions on how animals balance caloric gain and expenditure, and on foraging theory in light of both exploitative and interference competition. I have focused on the most specialized vertebrate pollinators, hummingbirds, and working on such a data-rich mutualistic system opens the door to quantitative (e.g. energetics) and comparative (e.g. other nectarivores) assessments of trade-offs between energy optimality and fighting proficiency in nature.

Most fascinating research discovery:

How hummingbirds actually drink, associated adaptations in their feeding apparatus, and deviations under opposing selective pressures (e.g. bills as weapons).

Accolades (2-4 maximum):

Frank A. Pitelka Award for Excellence in Research, International Society for Behavioral Ecology. behavecol.com/awards-1

Kimberly G. Smith Outstanding Student Paper Award, Organization for Tropical Studies, 7th Annual Competition. tropicalstudies.org/research

Best Doctoral Dissertation, Greg and Mona Anderson Award, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut. eeb.uconn.edu

Best Oral Presentation Award, IV Colombian Zoology Congress (selected among 2000 presentations). vccz.aczcolombia.org

Extracurricular:

  1. If not a Biology professor, I would be: Most likely I would have looked for an occupation that would have kept me in touch with nature and being outdoors: a farmer, a birdwatching guide, a park ranger, a mountain rescue responder, a scuba instructor, something like that. To some degree, I’ve tried all of the above at different stages of my life!
  2. What makes you happy? Being with my loved ones, but it doesn’t really matter what I’m doing (from hanging out in my grandma’s house for lunch, to family fencing being beaten by my in-laws!). Especially treasuring day-to-day unrepeatable moments with my wife, Kristiina, and watching our little fledglings, Sierra Annaleema and Aurora Delta, grow.
  3. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? Because of the supportive and collaborative spirit, world-class academic excellence, its integrative approaches, the strong emphasis both in research and teaching, its interdisciplinarity, and the tight links with the Burke Museum, highlighting the importance of science communication, among many other reasons!
  4. What is your favorite childhood memory? Going on weekend trips and vacations with my parents and sisters, regardless if it was to stop on the side of the road, or going to the closest river to cook on a campfire, and all the way to when we were able to “meet the sea”. My dad is a naturalist at heart, and we have had tons of fun exploring nature together. I’m a biologist because of him!​
  5. What motivates you to work hard? A deep desire to understand the mysteries of life. Whether that means doing careful lab experiments and developing home-made devices, or spending a lot of time in the field chasing elusive behaviors; the motivation is always to go beyond the limits of our knowledge. And now supporting others to pursue similar dreams!

Adam Steinbrenner
Assistant Professor
WRF Distinguished Investigator

Education:

BS Tufts University
PhD UC Berkeley

Expertise:

My lab studies the plant immune system.  Plants defend themselves from pests and pathogens (bacteria, fungi, herbivores, etc) by detecting molecular signatures of attackers.  We are interested in receptor proteins that recognize different types of pests and how these receptors evolve in both nature and agriculture.  We hope that better understanding plant defenses will inform and inspire strategies to reduce pesticide use and develop sustainable pest control.

Most fascinating research discovery:

In my most recent position at UC San Diego, we identified a plant immune receptor that detects peptides in larval oral secretions (i.e. caterpillar spit).  Interestingly, this receptor gene is unique to the genomes of certain legume crop species such as bean and black-eyed pea, suggesting they have a unique defense strategy against attacking insects.

Accolades:

HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2019

NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2010-2015.

Extracurricular:

  1. What is your favorite book? Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Master of the Senate by Robert Caro, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. What are your hobbies? Running, Hiking, Fermentation + gardening projects at home
  3. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? UW Biology has an incredibly integrative atmosphere that fits my research style.  I try not to stay too focused on a single topic or technique, but look for links across molecular biology, genomics, and evolution/ecology.  I’m looking forward to growing my lab’s connections in the department and across campus.
  4. What is your favorite childhood memory? My mother was a landscape designer and I grew up visiting gardens and arboretums around Philadelphia.  I especially loved identifying trees and observing them across the seasons.  It is fun to see paperbark maples around Seattle – one of my old favorites from the east coast!
  5. What was your favorite subject in school? History and Political Science.  It is fascinating to learn about other societies, institutions, norms.
  6. What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window? The Space Needle view from 5th floor LSB is fantastic​
  7. What motivates you to work hard? Beyond the day to day joy of experiments, it is motivating to know that basic findings in biology can eventually translate into amazing applied breakthroughs.  In a recent example, the set of tools for CRISPR-mediated genome editing originated from observations and experiments in basic microbiology / RNA biochemistry.  The previous generation of genome editing molecules, TALENs, were originally identified from bacterial pathogens of plants that used similar proteins to manipulate their hosts.

Julie Theriot
Professor
Benjamin D. Hall Endowed Chair in Basic Life Sciences

Education: 

BS Biology and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD Cell Biology, University of California, San Francisco

Expertise

The research of our group explores the mechanics and dynamics of cell self-organization and movement in a variety of cells ranging from bacteria to fish skin cells.  Our current work focuses on three areas:  1) the actin-based motility of intracellular bacterial pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, 2) the whole-cell crawling of epithelial cells and leukocytes, and related processes such as phagocytosis in macrophages, and 3) the dynamics of cellular organization in bacteria and diatoms.  A strength of our work is its highly interdisciplinary nature, bridging cell biology, microbiology, and biophysics.  By studying diverse questions in diverse biological systems, using both bottom-up approaches (biochemical reconstitution, single-molecule force measurements, mathematical modeling) and top-down approaches (genetic and pharmacological perturbations, quantitative video-based analysis of cell movement, shape, and mechanical coupling), we aim to develop a broad conceptual understanding of the organizational rules that give rise to large-scale cell structure and coordinated movement. 


          

Involuntary Part-Time Work A Decade After The Recession

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from the San Francisco Fed

-- this post authored by Marianna Kudlyak

Involuntary part-time employment reached unusually high levels during the last recession and declined only slowly afterward. The speed of the decline was limited because of a combination of two factors: the number of people working part-time due to slack business conditions was declining, and the number of those who could find only part-time work continued to increase until 2013. Involuntary part-time employment recently returned to its pre-recession level but remains slightly elevated relative to historically low unemployment, likely due to structural factors.

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Alvin Orloff, "DISASTERAMA!" w/ Trebor Healy

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In Disasterama!, Alvin Orloff recalls the delirious adventures of his youth—from San Francisco to Los Angeles to New York—where insane nights, deep friendships with the creatives of the underground, and thrilling bi-coastal living led to a free-spirited life of art, manic performance, high camp antics, and exotic sexual encounters. Orloff looks past the politics of AIDS to the people on the ground, friends of his who did not survive AIDS’ wrath—the boys in black leather jackets and cackling queens in tacky frocks—remembering them not as victims, but as people who loved life, loved fun, and who were a part of the insane jigsaw of his community. Includes more than 60 rare photos of the underground counterculture, club flyers, drag queens, and queer icons of era.

Orloff is in conversation with Trebor Healey, author of three novels, A Horse Named SorrowFaun and Through It Came Bright Colors


          

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Why Colombia Is About to Make a Colossal Mistake With .CO

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The good news: there's still time to fix it

Ten years ago, the most effective branding exercise the internet registry market has ever seen began. And to celebrate the anniversary, its owner is going to strangle it.

At the ICANN meeting in Montreal this month, the Government of Colombia booked a meeting room, prepared a Powerpoint presentation and invited representatives of the world's largest registry operators to attend. Once there, they were offered a rare and valuable opportunity: to take over running of the .co registry.

A representative from the ministry of technology and communication ran through a 14-page slide deck to a room of people who have tried and failed, repeatedly, to emulate the success of the .co registry: an internet space that went from invisible to Superbowl ad in less than a year.

If attendees had hoped the presentation would provide some insights, however, they were disappointed: the presentation could have described any one of hundreds of registries. Likewise, the list of characteristics the government was seeking in a new contract provider was no more than a simple checkbox of technical requirements that assumes the only function of a registry operator is to provide a "dumb backend" technical service.

Which brought it to the all-important evaluation criteria, comprising four factors: economic proposal, technical proposal, national industry score and handicap workers score. Each was given a weighted score of 70, 19, 10 and 1 respectively. And with that, it became very clear that Colombia is about to make a colossal mistake with its .co internet space.

It may have overall control of the country-code top-level domain, but Colombia hasn't a clue how its internet namespace went from 28,000 addresses to 2.3 million, or how it has become one of the most trusted registries on the internet, or how it built a business around specific groups that keep it thriving.

Colombia has the keys to a Ferrari and thinks it's selling a pick-up truck.

Bad data

And nowhere is that more clear than a graphic in its presentation showing the growth of the registry over time — the blueprint that defines the character of a registry; its past, present and future.

The line chart provided by the Colombian government shows a steady, gradual increase in domain names to a point where, in late 2016, it finally hit one million domains. That milestone appears to spur faster growth up to the present day and the registry's 2.3 million domains.

There's only one problem. It is wrong. As in completely, entirely 100 percent wrong. The .co registry didn't hit one million domains in 2016. It hit it in 2011, just over a year after a small but highly focused .CO Internet company took over operation of the registry.

We know that because the company proudly announced the milestone on June 2, 2011. Coming off the back of a Superbowl ad from GoDaddy and high-profile sales of some of its premium domain names to Google (g.co) and Amazon (a.co, k.co and z.co), the registry was flying.

So how come the stats from the Colombian government said the one million mark was hit five years later? Its graph shows a classic upwards curve that threatens to turn exponential. A footnote in the presentation explains that the data that has informed its view of its own registry comes from Domain Name Stat; a useful service but not one renowned for its accuracy.

Why not just ask the company running the actual .co back-end, Neustar, for the real stats? After all, the Colombian government is in overall charge of its contract; it's not going to say no. But it clearly hasn't, so we did. And Neustar sent the stats.

And the reality is that the actual .co registry growth is a mirror-image of what was pitched to registry operators in Montreal. Rather than a slow start with growth picking up over time, the .co registry was an explosion of growth followed by a gradual slowing — something that is a recurrent trend in mature registries.

This is critical because it drives — or should drive — every other decision made about the registry. In its presentation, the Colombian Government placed a huge 70 percent weighting on a bidder's "economic proposal" which, if you strip away complicated looking formulas, amounts to no more than a lowest-cost model. The cheaper the bid to run the 2.3 million domains, the better the score.

That weighting makes sense if a registry is growing according to the upwards curve that Colombia believes it is. It is the low-margin, high-volume model that the internet industry has long promoted and which in some senses it has become addicted to. But it is also the very model that the .co registry managed to explode — and precisely what makes the .co registry unique.

Colombia has fundamentally misunderstood its own success story. And the space between the two lines — the real stats and the stats that the government appears to believe? As any economist will tell you, that's where the profit lies.

How .co became a go-to

There are over 1,500 top-level domains on the internet but fewer than ten have ever achieved mainstream recognition: .co is one. What's more, it did it while bucking the market. It still charges more than double the market rate and has more than two million domains, putting it in the top 25 of registries by volume.

That was no mean feat, especially given the market dominance of .com and the fact that the companies .co was competing against had been around for at least a decade: .org was the home of non-profits, country-code names like .uk for the United Kingdom and .de for German were the online focal points for those countries' advanced economies. Colombia's economy was ten times smaller and its internet registry thousands of times smaller.

It seems a little redundant to describe the .CO Internet marketing model that made it such a success — it has been the focus of lengthy and detailed analyses over the years — one of which I wrote back in 2012. In essence, it did two key things.

First, it identified groups of people open to the idea of stepping outside the .com default that wanted new internet addresses. The primary target was, and remains, entrepreneurs and start-ups worldwide. Fast-moving firms that want an online presence and a good name.

And second, the registry eschewed the traditional model of exclusively trying to reach people through the companies that sell internet domains, domain registrars, and decided instead to brand itself, putting significant energy and effort into making a .co a consumer good.

It took out billboards in New York's Times Square and in San Francisco and started attending and sponsoring events outside the internet industry to find its new customers. It ran pitch competitions with prize money, launched a "membership program" offering perks to registrants, and partnered with industry-leading coworking spaces, incubators and startup communities, consistently pushing the idea of a .co domain as something more than just an internet address.

It required a lot of resources and effort, but it worked. In fact, it worked so well that the world's largest registrar, GoDaddy, came to it, eager to have something new and exciting to sell to its customers. The result was the first of three multi-million dollar Superbowl ads that ran in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and introduced .co to a global stage.

All of that is demonstrated in the enormous leap in .co registrations that literally hundreds of other companies have tried to emulate ever since, with limited success.

Building trust

In recent years, as .co has matured, it has scaled back its Super Bowl scale promotional efforts to focus on making the registry a safe, trusted namespace, particularly as the explosion in new top-level domains has put more than a thousand new internet extensions online.

That explosion has seen everything from free domains to those costing hundreds of dollars as new registries try to find a niche in the market. In response to that fundamental shift, a number of new measures of a registry trustworthiness have cropped up. One — Cisco's Umbrella — attempts to measure the traffic to certain registries i.e., where millions of people are really going when they travel around the internet. Unsurprisingly, .com came in first; but somewhat surprisingly — Colombia's .co ccTLD came in fifth — even though it is 24th in terms of size. There are a range of others, and in each .co has ranked highly.

All of which is to say that .co may fit in the mid-tier of top-level domains, with between two and four million domains, but it continues to outperform the market and that is a direct result of the determined community-building and marketing effort the .co registry has consistently put in over the past 10 years.

As incredible as it may seem, the overseer of .co — the Colombian government — has seen that success but failed to understand it. Taken at face value, the rebidding approach outlined this month is focused on extracting as much money as possible from the current situation. A lower cost contract typically means higher overall profits.

Except that approach undermines the very value that .co has built up by consciously not acting as a lowest-cost operator, but rather investing in itself by building and growing an online brand that consumers have been prepared to pay more than double the market rate to register and renew on an annual basis.

Today is the last day the Colombian Government is accepting comments that they say they will consider when finalizing the final evaluation criteria for the bidding process. Here is my comment: The evaluation criteria for the .co registry operator needs a fifth component: marketing and community building. And it should take half the weighting from the economic proposal — 35 percent of the overall evaluation score — pushing future registry operators toward supporting the high value .co brand as its own separate space — rather than simply treating it as a database of available names.

Colombia is about to make a huge mistake with its .co registry. I hope that someone is listening and fixes it before it's too late.

Written by Kieren McCarthy, Freelance journalist; Executive Director at IFFOR


          

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We don’t need no observation: The use and regulation of facial recognition in Brazilian public schools

Introduction

The use of facial recognition technology in schools around the world in countries such as China and the United States has encouraged the similar use of this technology by other countries, including Brazil. However, it has also raised questions and concerns about the privacy of students. Because of this, analyses of the nature and consequences of the use of facial recognition technology in diverse scenarios are necessary.

This report presents a brief reflection on the use of facial recognition technologies in Brazilian public schools, including in the state of Pernambuco, where IP.rec is based, and considers their implications for citizens' rights to privacy, as well as the possibility of the technology being regulated by existing laws.

Background

Artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, the “internet of things”, smart cities, facial recognition, biometrics, profiling, big data. When one tries to imagine the future of big cities, it is impossible not to think about these terms. But is the desire to make cities “smarter” jeopardising the privacy of Brazilian citizens? Does this desire turn people into mere guinea pigs for experimentation with new technologies in a laboratory of continental proportions?

The use of facial recognition technologies in Brazilian public schools has already been implemented in several cities such as Jaboatão dos Guararapes (in the state of Pernambuco), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Pernambuco), Arapiraca (Alagoas), Cravinhos (São Paulo), Tarumã (São Paulo), Potia (São Paulo), Paranavaí (Paraná), Guaíra (Paraná), Viana (Espírito Santo), Anápolis (Goiás), Senador Canedo (Goiás) and Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade (Mato Grosso).[1] Among the features provided by the so-called Ponto iD[2] system is the monitoring of the attendance of students at school without the need to take roll call. The system also aims to help optimise class time, as the time spent on the roll call is saved; help manage school meals, as cooks are notified of the exact number of students in class as soon as the gates close; and decrease the school drop-out rate, as guardians receive, through an app, notifications that their child is in the school. The last is noted as a primary social consequence of using the technology. To implement the system, the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, for example, has spent BRL 3,000 (USD 780) per month per school.

The technology provider's webpage states that the solution is designed in an integrated way, linking government departments. Because of this, a diverse range of public institutions can share information with each other. For example, according to the government of the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, if a student is absent for more than five days, the Guardianship Council is notified as the system also shares students’ information with that body.[3]

In 2015, the service provider also stated that the system would be connected to the Bolsa Família programme,[4] which is a direct income transfer programme aimed at families living in poverty and extreme poverty throughout the country, and intended to help them out of their vulnerable situation. In Brazil, more than 13.9 million families are served by Bolsa Família.[5] The receipt of the benefits is conditioned, among other duties of a student whose family is a beneficiary of the programme, to a minimum school attendance of 85% for children and adolescents from six to 15 years old and 75% for adolescents 16 and 17 years old.[6]

Privacy? Absent. Risks? Present

As previously observed by several scholars, digital technologies not only make behaviour easier to monitor, but also make behaviour more traceable.[7] Given this potential, a number of critical issues in relation to the application of facial recognition systems in educational contexts were identified.

According to the service provider, the system works off a platform that uses cloud computing capabilities, but it was not possible to identify any information regarding the level of security related to the storage of collected data in the company’s privacy policy available on its official website. Despite this, among the said benefits offered by the technology implemented are not only the monitoring of students’ attendance and their school performance, but the possibility of monitoring students’ personal health data.

The mayor of the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes[8] states that in addition to facial recognition, the software also offers, through the collection of other information, the possibility of better planning the number of daily school meals. As soon as the school’s gates are closed, the cooks receive via SMS[9] the exact number of students who are in the classrooms. Meanwhile, according to the secretary of education of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Ivaneide Dantas, at some point even the health problems of students will be identified and parents informed using the system.

However, the lack of information that is included in the company’s privacy policy,[10] or on city halls’ websites, constitutes a critical point in the relationship between students and the education system. The problem becomes all the more obvious since the solution involves sensitive data – biometric data – of minors.

The text of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD),[11] recently approved unanimously in congress after almost 10 years of discussions and two years of proceedings, has undergone major changes due to the vetoes of former president Michel Temer at the time of its sanction and more recently by President Jair Bolsonaro. The changes to the text of the LGPD through Provisional Measure 869/2018[12] have resulted in the impairment of the effectiveness of the law as well as a series of setbacks. These setbacks have ignored issues considered already decided on in discussions that had popular participation, as well as the input of members of the executive and legislative branches. As argued in a report released by the joint committee set up to investigate the possible impacts caused by the Provisional Measure,[13] the revised act put at risk the effectiveness of the guarantees reached by the previous text.

The public sector, especially the police authorities, are using new technologies to monitor the population without the social consequences being considered or even measured. The adoption of facial recognition systems for public security purposes is already a reality in several Brazilian cities. Recently, the increase in the use of the tool in public and private spheres has led to the establishment of Civil Public Inquiry No. 08190.052289/18-94[14] by the Personal Data Protection Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT), as well as a public hearing held on 16 April 2019.[15] The hearing sought not only to promote debates about the use of facial recognition tools by businesses and the government, but also to function as an open space for the participation of NGOs and civil society.

It is important to remember that as systems are being implemented in public schools around the country, much of the peripheral and vulnerable population is being registered in this "experiment" – that is, data is being collected on vulnerable and marginalised groups. As researchers have pointed out, biases are being increasingly incorporated into the variety of new technological tools.[16] These digital tools can act more quickly, on a larger scale, and with actions that can be hidden by a greater complexity, such as, for example, through profiling systems that use biased machine learning algorithms that police, profile and punish minorities. The struggle is still against the perpetuation of the same problem: the deprivation of civil rights of certain groups of society as a result of social inequalities and power relations in society.

It is not uncommon for technology to be used in a way in Brazil that suggests the possibility of a future Orwellian dystopia. The use of facial recognition technology during the Carnival of 2019 in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, resulting in a number of arrests, drew the attention of Brazilians.[17] The apparent relativism of fundamental rights and the relaxation of laws that limit surveillance due to the magnitude of events,[18] and the lack of official information on the effectiveness of the new automated measures, as well as on the storage and sharing of biometric data, were just some of the various problems identified.

The need to manage large events with thousands of participants is not the only reason why surveillance technologies are used in Brazilian urban centres. As Marcelo Souza from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) explains,[19] the increase in punitive policies and the militarisation of the police are the main reasons behind the increasing use of dystopian and invasive AI devices and technologies, typical of combat zones.[20] Even after a series of changes that have taken place in Brazil since the promulgation of the 1988 Constitution, public security institutions have not been significantly modified. The culture of war against the "internal enemy", for example, remains as present as in the days of the military dictatorship.[21]

Given that the recently approved LGPD does not apply to data processing for public security purposes, it would be possible for authorities to argue that the biometric database from the facial recognition system in schools can be used to identify suspects and improve public security. This would place its use even further outside the remit of current legislation. As the LGPD states, data processing for public security purposes "shall be governed by specific legislation, which shall provide for proportionate and strictly necessary measures to serve the public interest" (Article 4, III, § 1, LGPD).[22]

However, a specific law does not exist so far. According to the Brazilian lawyer and privacy advocate Rafael Zanatta,[23] the civic battle in Brazil will be around the shared definition of "proportional measures" and "public interest”. The solution proposed by some researchers and activists for the time being is the protection offered by the constitution, such as the presumption of innocence, and the general principles of the LGPD itself, which guard against the improper use of collected data. On the other hand, it is believed that a tremendous effort will be needed to consolidate jurisprudence where these principles are applied in cases of state surveillance.

There is also a lack of easy access to public documents and information on the use of surveillance technologies. Often information related to the operation of these technologies depends on ad hoc statements made by public agents or private companies, whistleblowers or, when granted, requests for access to public information made possible by the Access to Information Law (LAI).

The discussion on the regulation of AI systems in Brazil is still very new. According to Brazilian researchers Bruno Bioni and Mariana Rielli,[24] the general debate on data protection around the globe has different degrees of maturity depending on the region and the specific issues faced. In addition, a paradigm shift has been observed through the transition from a focus on the individual's right to self-determination with regards to his or her private information to a model of risk prevention and management with respect to data-processing activities.

However, the use of AI for the collection and processing of sensitive personal data, such as the biometric data in question, makes these risks difficult to measure. In part this is because the general population does not have sufficient knowledge of the technology to recognise the extent of its impact on their personal lives.

In this way, an imbalance of power with regard to public awareness and the use of the technology has been created in Brazil.

The need for impact reports on the protection of personal data is an important requirement that has been gaining prominence in legislation, such as European legislation and the recently approved LGPD. However, Bioni and Rielli draw attention to the few requirements placed on developers of AI technologies in Brazil, as well as on the consumer who buys and implements the technology. In particular, there is no law in relation to the purchase and use of facial recognition devices for public service and public safety purposes in Brazil, unlike similar public projects elsewhere that seek an informed public debate and the inclusion of citizens' interests in decision-making processes (e.g. the ordinance on the acquisition of surveillance technology recently adopted in San Francisco, in the United States).[25]

Conclusion

A decrease in school drop-out rates: this is the main advantage of facial recognition technology in schools, according to the company that has developed the technology. But are we assigning to technology something that would be the responsibility of society and the state?

As the Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire[26] showed, many of the most common practices in the Brazilian educational system are dictated by the Brazilian elite. This includes the use of educational content that does not correspond to the reality of students from lower classes, but instead inhibits their ability to think critically of their reality, and in the end discourages them from attending school.

Easy and safe access to school is also an important consideration impacting on the student's educational performance. The Brazilian Statute of the Child and Adolescent, in chapter IV, art. 53, inc. V,[27] states that one of the rights of the child and adolescent is access to public and free schools near his or her home. However, when distance is not an impediment to school attendance, issues related to the safety of the student's route to school should also be considered. For example, in some communities in Rio de Janeiro,[28] there are frequent incidents of armed confrontation between police and drug traffickers, visible abuses of power by the authorities, stray bullets and other incidents endangering the lives of passers-by, and even street executions, all of which are daily threats to residents. In addition, the reality faced by marginalised populations in Brazil raises another important question: the need for children and adolescents from low-income families to leave school in order to work and help support the household.

The problem of the school drop-out rate in Brazil is neither a new issue nor something that can be solved only with the implementation of a new school attendance system using AI. It is necessary for society to seek more meaningful ways to mitigate the present crisis facing the educational system.

In addition to projects that raise public awareness about issues related to new technologies in Brazilian urban centres, there is also a need to strengthen legislation that governs how sensitive data is shared and used in public projects in order to maintain the quality of public services. When the fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens are understood and respected, a relationship of trust is established.

Cities in Brazil should strengthen privacy protection instruments and create legal certainty through the establishment of fundamental principles, rights and duties for the operation of an ever-changing array of technologies in society. Regulating the use of personal data in the public sphere has the power to promote the conscious, transparent and legitimate use of this information.

Action steps

The following advocacy priorities are suggested for Brazil:

  • Formulate regional policies and strategies for the use of AI in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Develop legally enforceable safeguards, including robust transparency and accountability measures, before any facial recognition technology is deployed.
  • Promote national campaigns and public debate over surveillance technology given the impact such technologies may have on civil rights and civil liberties.
  • Include a social, cultural and political understanding of the needs of vulnerable groups in the country's education strategies to make the learning environment more attractive for these groups.
  • Develop open source AI systems that enable wider community use, with appropriate privacy protections.

Footnotes

[1] www.pontoid.com.br/home

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMihVh0cew&t=24s

[3] Folha de Pernambuco. (2017, 19 April). Tecnologia para registrar presença nas escolas de Jaboatão. Folha de Pernambuco Folha de Pernambuco. https://www.folhape.com.br/noticias/noticias/cotidiano/2017/04/19/NWS,24738,70,449,NOTICIAS,2190-TECNOLOGIA-PARA-REGISTRAR-PRESENCA-NAS-ESCOLAS-JABOATAO.aspx

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMihVh0cew&t=24s

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Fam%C3%ADlia

[6] https://www.caixa.gov.br/programas-sociais/bolsa-familia/Paginas/default.aspx

[7] Lessig, L. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books. Monitoring is mostly related to observation in real time and tracking can be done afterwards based on certain information.

[8] Santos, N. (2017, 18 April). Jaboatão inicia reconhecimento facial nas escolas. LeiaJá. https://m.leiaja.com/carreiras/2017/04/18/jaboatao-inicia-reconhecimento-facial-nas-escolas

[9] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMihVh0cew&t=24s

[10] www.pontoid.com.br/politica_privacidade_education.jsp

[11] IAPP. (2018). Brazil's General Data Protection Law (English translation). https://iapp.org/resources/article/brazils-general-data-protection-law-english-translation

[12] Medida Provisória nº 869, de 27 de dezembro de 2018. www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2015-2018/2018/Mpv/mpv869.htm

[13] https://legis.senado.leg.br/sdleg-getter/documento?dm=7945369&ts=1556207205600&disposition=inline

[14] Inquérito Civil Público n.08190.052289/18-94 Reconhecimento Facial. www.mpdft.mp.br/portal/pdf/noticias/março_2019/Despacho_Audiencia_Publica_2.pdf

[15] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvXcevJr4

[16] Eubanks, V. (2018). Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor. New York: St Martin’s Press.

[17] Távora, F., Araújo, G., & Sousa, J. (2019, 11 March). Scanner facial abre alas e ninguém mais se perde no Carnaval (e fora dele). Agência Data Labe. https://tab.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2019/03/11/carnaval-abre-alas-para-o-escaner-facial-reconhece-milhoes-e-prende-seis.html

[18] Graham, S. (2011). Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism. New York: Verso Books.

[19] Souza, M. (2008). Fobópole. Rio de Janeiro: Bertrand Brasil

[20] Kayyali, D. (2016, 13 June). The Olympics Are Turning Rio into a Military State. Vice. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnxgpw/the-olympics-are-turning-rio-into-a-military-state

[21] Machado, R. (2019, 19 February). Militarização no Brasil: a perpetuação da guerra ao inimigo interno. Entrevista especial com Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho. Instituto Humanitas Unisinos. www.ihu.unisinos.br/159-noticias/entrevistas/586763-militarizacao-no-brasil-a-perpetuacao-da-guerra-ao-inimigo-interno-entrevista-especial-com-maria-alice-rezende-de-carvalho

[22] IAPP. (2018). Op. cit. 

[23] https://twitter.com/rafa_zanatta/status/1085583399186767875

[24] Bioni, B., & Rielli, M. (2019). Audiência Pública: uso de ferramentas de reconhecimento facial por parte de empresas e governos. Data Privacy Brasil. https://dataprivacy.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Contribui%C3%A7%C3%A3o-AP-reconhecimento-facial-final.pdf

[25] Johnson, K. (2019, 14 May). San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software. VentureBeat. https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/14/san-francisco-first-in-nation-to-ban-facial-recognition-software

[26] Freire, P. (1976). Education: The Practice of Freedom. London: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative.

[27] www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l8069.htm 

[28] Brito, R. (2017, 2 October). Rio’s kids are dying in the crossfire of a wave of violence. AP News. https://www.apnews.com/efeeaed43c7b47a0ae4a6cfaa8b871e2

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Dec 2, 2019: Chancellor's Staff Appreciation at Multiple UCSF Campus Locations

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Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

We write to thank you for your hard work throughout the year and invite you to attend a staff appreciation breakfast on one of the dates listed below. These events provide us and other members of University leadership with an opportunity to convey our thanks in person.

· December 2, Laurel Heights, The View/Garden Room, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

· December 4, Mission Center Building, Conference Room 126, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

· December 6, Parnassus, Moffitt Café, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.

· December 12, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Friendly Café, 6:00 – 8:30 a.m.

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· December 17, Mission Bay, William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Appreciation events at UCSF Fresno and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center will be held in 2020. Please go online for a complete listing of Chancellor’s Staff Appreciation Events and other opportunities for you and your families.

We are proud of our many achievements across UCSF and UCSF Health. If you were unable to attend the annualState of the University on October 15, we encourage you to watch online and learn more about the many ways UCSF is advancing health worldwide through education, research, patient care, and public service.

Each of us has a unique and important role in making UCSF a world-renowned organization. We are all connected by our dedication to serving others. Your continued commitment to UCSF and our shared PRIDE Values is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at the staff appreciation breakfast.

Sincerely,

Sam Hawgood, MBBS

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Dec 2, 2019: CIND Research Lecture: Paul Maruff, PhD., Cogstate Ltd. and Florey Institute at San Francisco Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Building 13 (CIND)

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Title: “Unsupervised assessment of cognition in internet environments using the Cogitate battery. Acceptability, validity, and sensitivity.”

Speaker: Dr. Paul Maruff, Chief Science Officer at CogState Ltd, Australia and Professor at The Alzheimer’s Research Group at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Dr. Maruff received his PhD in 1993 from LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He is founder of CogState Ltd - a company that develops cognitive tests specifically for the assessment of change in cognitive function in clinical trials and clinical practice. He is a member of the executive committee of the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study and also serves as co-chair on the clinical panel of that study.

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“Deprescribing for Older Adults – Beyond the Obvious"

Dr. Steinman is a national leader in identifying and improving the quality of medication prescribing in clinically complex older adults. He devotes most of his time to research, while also maintaining an active clinical practice in the geriatrics clinic and inpatient general medicine service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Steinman's research program focuses on improving how doctors prescribe medications for older adults, and is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funders. His research interests also include improving evaluation and care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, and pharmaceutical industry marketing, and he has a strong interest in mentorship and supporting career development for junior investigators.

Dr. Steinman is co-Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded national research network for research on deprescribing medications in older adults; Associate Director of the UCSF Pepper Center for Aging Research; Co-Director for Research, Director of Research Training, and Director of the T32 Aging Research Fellowship in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics; and Visiting Research Scientist at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (formerly known as the Jewish Home of San Franciso). He also has leadership roles with several national organizations, including service as co-chair of the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria guideline panel.

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Dec 9, 2019: BCH APP Education Committee Meeting at Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco

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Please join us for our monthly BCH APP Education Committee meeting-an opportunity for pediatric focused APP's to get together and learn from each other

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Dec 16, 2019: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training (Fresno Campus) at 155 North Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93701, Aldea Center, 155 Johnstone Dr, San Francisco, CA 94131, UCSF Fresno

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Clinical teachers are not trained in how to handle bias and discrimination in the clinical setting where they are teaching. When bias occurs, they don’t feel comfortable addressing it. Students have complained that these issues are not being addressed appropriately, and that it negatively impacts the learning environment. As part of the UCSF School of Medicine Differences Matter initiative, the goal of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion training is to increase awareness and skills for clinical teachers so that they can address bias and discrimination when and where it happens.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

recognize bias and discrimination in the learning environment;
use a shared language to talk about bias and discrimination with students;
implement skills to address bias and discrimination; and
apply practical tools for addressing bias and discrimination in their day to day teaching encounters.

During this training, participants will:

apply new skills in a variety of case-based scenarios.
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Time - 8:30 am to 5pm (please clear your calendar for this entire time)
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be included so please register only if your schedule allows.
No technology or devices are needed for this training.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Feb 21, 2020: 4th Annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

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This is the fourth annual conference here in the Bay Area that will focus on maternal mental health and well-being, with speakers from throughout the area covering important topics that will improve the care our patients are receiving. We welcome all clinicians who work with women - whether through obstetrics and midwifery, in psychotherapy, providing fertility treatment, psychopharmacologists, pediatricians and family medicine clinicians, and others.

The goal for this conference is to increase knowledge and competence in the treatment of mothers during pregnancy and postpartum, make clinicians more comfortable working with this population, and improve the treatment these women receive so that it reaches current standards of care.

The tentative program includes:

Opioid use disorder in pregnancyYoga for anxiety and depressionGroup prenatal care for black womenPregnancy-associated suicide in California (California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative)Parent and infant mental health in the NICUComplementary and alternative modalities for maternal mental healthEligible participants will receive CME commensurate with their participation.

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Sales: Outside Sales Trade Specialist - Hialeah, Florida

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Retail Trade SpecialistsWe searching for 10 Independent Outside Sales Representatives in the following marketsMiami.San Francisco/Seattle. Chicago.Dallas/Houston. Boston.Denver.Scottsdale. Atlanta. Toronto.Vancouver Job OverviewExperienced, talented and motivated Retail Trade Specialists to support our growing, vibrant and fast-paced organization by working with new and existing trade accounts such as architects, designers and contractors to bring Harbour to their customers in the residential trade sales channel. Our CompanyHarbour is a fast-growing global luxury furniture designer, omni-channel retailer and manufacturer, with showrooms located in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Hong Kong. Harbour creates unique, modern, and highly durable designs inspired by the Australian landscape and lifestyle. Harbour supplies the world's premier global hoteliers, resorts, restaurants and blue chip businesses with luxury indoor and outdoor furniture. Recently, we have designed custom furniture for the W Hotel, Conrad Hotel, One and Only resorts, Hilton, Four Season, Google, Core Club, Elefante, and Equinox. Essential Skills Established understanding of trade markets, sales channels and customer diversities. Persuasive sales skills and ability to influence. Possesses strong organizational skills including an exceptional attention to detail. Data entry accuracy Displays an ability to effectively and professionally communicate orally or in written form with all members of the company, vendors, and partners. Demonstrates proficiency in technology and ability to learn new systems quickly and effectively. Presents a personable yet professional image, assuring trust is established among team members.Duties and Responsibilities Generate sales-opportunities with new and existing clients while strengthening relationships by using personal sales skills and other successful selling processes. Respond to company-generated web, print sourced and trade show leads by phone, email and general client nurturing. Stimulate sales interest through available promotions, new products or other company assets provided. Nurture and strengthen relationships with existing clients, ensuring repeat sales. Use industry knowledge to bring awareness on how Harbour Outdoor brands will add value to the respective account's projects while stimulating long-term, repeat business. Ability to utilize personal sales experience while staying within management's formulated best practice follow-up process. Educate clients by using provided marketing materials and sales tools, while ensuring brand loyalty and repeat sales. General showroom sales training and contribution to sales support as needed. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience 5 + years prior experience in a similar Sales role involving order entry, lead distribution, and customer interaction. Prior successful experience in a similar role BA Degree or beyond in Business Administration or similar a plus. Highly proficient computer skills including but not limited to NetSuite or similar CRM/ERP systems (e.g. SAP, SalesForce, etc.), Microsoft Word, and Excel. ()
          

STUDY: Dallas Market Ranks Low For Million-Dollar Home Sales

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North Texas home values are at record levels right now so it’s hardly surprising that nearly 1,400 million-dollar homes have sold in DFW so far this year.  But even despite that kind of sales volume, the luxury residential market in Dallas is far behind many other major cities and only ranks 21st among U.S. markets with the most million-dollar homes. According to data from Lendingtree, just over 2 percent of Dallas homes are valued over $1 million, while the median single-family home price sits at just $270,000.  For comparison, more than 56 of home sales in San Jose exceed the million-dollar threshold and 42 of homes in San Francisco trade above that level too.  But towards the end of this past summer, only about 1,500 homes actively listed in North Texas, which includes more than two dozen counties, were at or above $1 million.
          

Ravens overcome ‘horrible’ weather, 49ers to keep winning streak alive

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Neither rain, wind nor the San Francisco 49ers’ top-ranked defense could prevent Lamar Jackson from guiding the Baltimore Ravens to their franchise-record eighth straight win.Jackson ...
          

Ratas, rotos y retos

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Patrocinador: esta semana de Black Friday, los mejores descuentos están en PCComponentes. Hoy martes tienes televisores 4K a unos precios de risa.

Ratas contra Estonia / Londres contra Uber / AMD hace un roto a Intel / Tumblr quiere resucitar con nuevas funciones / Cierran el servicio de motos compartidas de Coup

🐀 Unas ratas tiran la web del gobierno de Estonia, y múltiples de sus servicios digitales de recetas, transportes y loterías. En un país donde se puede hacer casi todo en línea, un tramo de cable dañado por ratas obligó a reparaciones nocturnas que evitó mayores problemas.

🚕 Uber podría perder su licencia en Londres. La agencia de transporte municipal vuelve a denegar la licencia de operaciones tras un estudio de 15 meses por motivos de privacidad. Uber ha vuelto a apelar, en tres semanas sabemos la decisión definitiva.

👉 El mayor problema encontrado son malas prácticas de privacidad, donde miles de trayectos han sido realizados por conductores falseando datos de otros.

👉 Londres es el mayor mercado europeo de Uber, y uno de los cinco “mercados clave” con Nueva York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo y Los Ángeles. — Su ausencia será cubierta rápidamente por competidores como Bolt.

🛵 Cierra el servicio de alquiler de motos eléctricas Coup, el sistema relativamente popular que tenía operaciones en Berlín, Madrid y París.

📱 El 1% de las apps tienen el 80% de las descargas en móviles, y se llevan el 93% de los ingresos, una tendencia de desigualdad que se asienta. Los juegos generan tres cuartas partes de los ingresos móviles.

😮 La nueva generación de Threadripper rompe todos los récords. Los nuevos procesadores de AMD dominan las pruebas de rendimiento multinúcleo, y en general duplicando los valores de la anterior generación.

🥝 Los gifs de Disney vuelven a estar disponibles. Giphy afirma que su sistema de moderación eliminó los gifs de de Star Wars por error, y que no fue una petición de Disney.

🥳 Tumblr busca resucitar añadiendo funciones clave. Hace unos días añadió grupos de chat privados y públicos, y ahora añade la opción para descubrir mucho más contenido bajo hashtags concretos.

🛍 Cambiar el nombre de SegundaMano a Vibbo fue un error según el director general de la compañía, que también es dueña de MilAnuncios. Ahora luchan contra Wallapop en diferentes sectores y demográficos.

🤔 Facebook ha creado otra aplicación para averiguar qué interesa a sus usuarios. Se llama Waypoint y permite responder encuestas y formularios a cambio de dinero por PayPal.

🔍 Facebook explica cómo selecciona el contenido en la pestaña Explorar de Instagram: una serie de “destilaciones” de contenido recomendado con ecuaciones específicas en cada paso.

😬 Google dejará de escanear las caras de vagabundos y estudiantes a cambio de tarjetas de regalo de 5 dólares. Usaba los datos para mejorar el sistema de desbloqueo de sus teléfonos.

Assorties 📰 Scribd recibe 58 millones de dólares de financiación para continuar ofreciendo su servicio de abono mensual para leer revistas, periódicos, libros y audiolibros por 9 euros mensuales.

🎮 Google echa la culpa a los desarrolladores de la calidad de los gráficos 4K en Stadia.

🔋 El coste medio de un coche eléctrico es un 81% más alto que el coste de un coche de combustible.

🎫 eBay vende su negocio de entradas StubHub por 4.050 millones de dólares a su rival Viagogo. Lo compró por 310 millones en 2017.

🌾 Niantic trabaja en una edición móvil de Catan con realidad aumentada y dinámicas de Pokémon Go.

🤖 Asociación de derechos civiles quiere saber para qué utiliza y entrena la policía de Massachusetts a los “robo-perros” de Boston Dynamics.

⚙️ Amazon ofrecerá una versión de Alexa capaz de ejecutarse en dispositivos de tan solo 1 Megabyte de RAM (100 veces menos que hasta ahora), especial para IOT.

🤬 Actrices de contenido para adultos denuncian que Instagram les suspende las cuentas a pesar de no subir fotos “subidas de tono”, y acusan de falsos de reportes masivos.

🦠 Toshiba anuncia un dispositivo capaz de detectar en una gota de sangre hasta 13 tipos de cáncer con una precisión del 99%.

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JOB CORP FINE DINING

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The Job Corp. has a Fine Dining department to train young future culinary professionals. They offer a three course lunch to the public to showcase their evolving talents. This lunch has a price tag of 13 dollars. It is a bargain and culinary treat. The students deliver high caliper magazine cover shot looking dishes. We would like to share a few of these dishes we experienced.



The public is invited and the only requirement is one must have a reservation. This reservation is beginning to become a little harder to get because the word is spreading about this culinary treat. One calls with a date and they will usually counter with an alternative. Once your reservation is obtained you must travel to Treasure Island which is located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Million dollar views are possible from this former sight of the Worlds Fair 1939.


 Beef Wellington with Green Peppercorn sauce in a puff pastry with prosciutto di parma with mushrooms duxelle and Dijon mustard, served with potato puree.


Baked herb polenta cake with wild mushroom truffle salad, white wine, shallots and porcini jus.


House made linguine with Maine lobster creme sauce sauteed with butter prawns lobster meat, shallots tarragon,and peas served in a cognac cream sauce.


I like to call this plate the pre-dessert to get you ready for the real dessert of; fancy Berry crisp that the waiter poured real 'cream anglaise' on top and had a side of real whipped cream. Oh my! It was still warm and so decadent.


The best 13 dollars we have spent. This is a lot of fun. They ask you to fill out a comment card to critique your meal to help the students. My card had nothing but praise. To nitpick my only editorial was the beef was a tad over done. I still loved the dish and sopped up the sauce with the house made bread. What a treat.




          

Google Maps to Make Recommendations From Local Guides Easier to Find

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Google Maps is a useful platform for business owners and consumers. People use this service to identify places that have the services they need. For business owners, it’s another platform where they can advertise their goods and services to the population. To make Google Maps more useful and accurate, Google has the Google Local Guides program which has more than 120 million members in 24,000 locations globally. 

Though most users won’t notice Google’s Local Guide Program, the members improve the service by providing reviews, images, and other content about local businesses and places. Google recently announced a test plan where Google Local Guides can interact more directly with people on Google Maps. 

In a post announcing the program, Google stated, “People in Bangkok, Delhi, London, Mexico City, New York, Osaka, San Francisco, São Paulo, and Tokyo will soon see top Local Guides featured in the For You tab of the Google Maps app. When you follow one of these Local Guides, their recommendations will be surfaced to you in Google Maps, so you can get inspired with ideas of things to do and places to go.”

By making these recommendations easier to find, Google is making its Google Local Guides team more effective and useful for consumers. In the past, the review and recommendations were there, but they were harder to locate. 

Here are two examples from Google on how the program works traditionally, “If you’re in Bangalore, Melvin John is a Local Guide whose reviews and recommendations will guide you through the city’s microbrewery scene. And if you’ve used Google Maps in Tokyo, Ayaka Ohkawa’s popular photography has probably helped you explore the city’s landmarks, cuisine, and culture.”

These are valuable features for people using Google Maps to navigate a new city or to help someone discover something new in their own backyard. By placing the recommendations from in center on the Google Maps app, the work from the Google Local Guide team can lead to more foot traffic and sales for local small business owners. 

The way the system is set up adds more social elements to Google Maps. Users will be able to follow specific Local Guides and the user will see content from that guide in the “For You” section. When users follow a Local Guide, they’ll see that person’s recommendations. It’s somewhat like the local business follow feature in Google My Business and the lesser-known follow Lists feature in Maps, which can be found in the “Your Places” section of Google Maps. 

While this feature is extremely useful for consumers, it’s not clear how business owners could use this feature to improve their exposure on Google Maps. There doesn’t seem to be any way for a business to request a review that will be used by Google Local Guides. Until Google provides business owners with a way to interact with reviewers, the best thing to do is to continue making good products and maintain good customer service. These guides are always looking for new places to try, so it’s only a matter of time before they reach your establishment. 

For more recent news about changes and updates to Google, read this article on Google's plan to test speed badges for websites on Google Chrome. 


          

Commentary: Say no to the attempted recall of Supervisor Fewer

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  This op-ed was originally published in the San Francisco Examiner. By Sal Rosselli As Supervisor Sandra Fewer faces a needlessly divisive and completely wasteful recall effort, she can count on vigorous support from the 15,000 members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. Our members endorsed Fewer three years ago, and she has proven […]
          

Seeking Junior Lighting Designer | PritchardPeck Lighting

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San Francisco, California, Requirements Degree in Architecture/Architectural Engineering, Interior Design, Lighting Design 0-4 years experience at a lighting firm Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD Adobe Creative Suite (In
          

“Shutting Down” Lamar Jackson Means He Still Runs for 100 Yards and Beats You - Slate

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  1. “Shutting Down” Lamar Jackson Means He Still Runs for 100 Yards and Beats You  Slate
  2. Ravens beat 49ers on last-second Justin Tucker field goal  Yahoo Sports
  3. Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 20-17 win over 49ers  Baltimore Sun
  4. On Sports Media: Why isn't 49ers-Ravens in a better time slot?  San Francisco Examiner
  5. For Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens: 49ers may prove to be a harsh reality check  49ers Webzone
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          

High wind warning issued for San Francisco Peninsula

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Strong winds and wet and stormy weather were expected to hit The Bay over the weekend, officials said. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the San Francisco Peninsula Coast and ...
          

Ravens Beat 49ers, Keep Pressure On Patriots In Race For Top Seed

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The showdown between Baltimore and San Francisco had implications in the playoff standings for the Patriots.
          

Afirmo el Credo de Atanasio y el Concilio Vaticano II

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30 de noviembre de 2019
Afirmo el Credo de Atanasio y el Concilio Vaticano II
Soy católico en Roma y vivo pacíficamente mis creencias católicas. No los fuerzo a nadie, así que esperaría que otros sean tolerantes conmigo como yo soy de ellos. Afirmo el Concilio Vaticano II, interpretado sin la premisa falsa común. También afirmo extra ecclesiam nulla salus (EENS), sin la irracionalidad común, como lo hicieron el Magisterio en el siglo XVI y los Padres de la Iglesia.
Acepto casos hipotéticos del bautismo de deseo (DBO), el bautismo de sangre (BOB) y ser salvo en una ignorancia invencible, como simplemente hipotético. No son personas objetivas y personalmente conocidas en los tiempos actuales (2019). Por lo tanto, no son ejemplos objetivos de salvación fuera de la Iglesia. Las personas invisibles no pueden ser ejemplos visibles de salvación fuera de la Iglesia.
Así que no proyecto BOD, BOB e I.I como excepciones objetivas a Ad Gentes 7, Concilio Vaticano II, que dice que todos necesitan fe y bautismo para la salvación. Todos.
La norma para la salvación, para mí, es la fe y el bautismo de agua, en la Iglesia Católica. Esta es la enseñanza de la Iglesia Católica en el Concilio Vaticano II (AG 7), Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica (845,846,1257) y otros documentos magisteriales, que interpreto sin confundir lo invisible como visible, implícito como explícito, subjetivo como objetivo.
Para mí, la Iglesia indica en sus documentos magistrales, incluido el Concilio Vaticano II, que todos los que están fuera de la Iglesia se dirigen al infierno, incluidos los que saben o no saben acerca de Jesús y la Iglesia y la necesidad de ser miembros para la salvación. .
Para mí, LG 8, LG 14, LG 16, UR 3, NA 2, GS 22, etc., no son excepciones prácticas para EENS o AG 7.
Si alguien se salva, solo sería conocido por Dios. No podemos juzgar a una persona en particular en la tierra y afirmar que se salvará, como excepción, a la salvación exclusiva en la Iglesia Católica.
Entonces, para mí, la mayoría de las personas en la tierra están orientadas al Infierno, ya que mueren sin fe y sin el bautismo del agua (AG 7, LG 14).
Ad Gentes 7 se cita en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica bajo el subtítulo Fuera de la Iglesia no hay salvación. Todos los que se salvan son salvos por medio de Jesús y la Iglesia. Esto no contradice la enseñanza sobre todos los que necesitan ser miembros de la Iglesia Católica para la salvación (AG 7). La Iglesia es el Sacramento de la salvación. Todos necesitamos ser miembros con fe y bautismo, para la salvación y no hay excepciones en los tiempos actuales.
Otras religiones tienen cosas buenas y santas (NA 2) pero también tienen ineficiencias, supersticiones y errores (Dominus Iesus). No pueden considerarse caminos iguales para la salvación con la Iglesia Católica. Sus miembros están orientados a la Iglesia y están llamados a formar parte de la Iglesia Católica (CDF, ​​Notificación, P. Jacques Dupuis, 2001).
El Concilio Vaticano II está en armonía con el concepto de salvación exclusiva, sostenido por San Maximiliano Kolbe, Alphonse Ratisbonne, San Francisco de Asís, Santa Catalina de Siena, el Padre Pío y muchos otros santos. La Biblia nos dice que el católico La Iglesia es el Cuerpo Místico de Jesús. Fuera de la Iglesia Católica no hay salvación (Juan 3: 5, Marcos 16:16, etc.).
Afirmo el Credo de Nicea y Apóstoles interpretado con casos hipotéticos simplemente hipotéticos. Estaría listo para hacer una Profesión de Fe. Afirmo el Credo de Atanasio que dice que fuera de la Iglesia no hay salvación.
No estoy en cisma con los papas pasados ​​sobre EENS (Cantate Domino, Concilio de Florencia 1441), un ecumenismo de retorno (que afirmo con Unitatis Redintigratio, el Concilio Vaticano II interpretado racionalmente) y una eclesiología exclusivista (apoyada por Lumen Gentium interpretada racionalmente , sin la premisa falsa).
No soy sedevacantista y tampoco soy tradicionalista que solo asiste a la misa en latín. La eclesiología de la misa, para mí, en todos los ritos, es la misma antes y después del Concilio Vaticano II. Asisto a misa en lengua vernácula con la eclesiología de los misioneros de la Edad Media, que fue un período dorado en la historia de la Iglesia Católica.
Como no hay salvación conocida fuera de la Iglesia y no hay excepciones conocidas a la interpretación estricta de EENS, para mí, solo hay católicos en el cielo, están allí con fe y el bautismo de agua y sin pecados mortales en sus almas.
Al no haber casos conocidos personalmente, de no católicos salvados fuera de la Iglesia, no hay una base teológica para la Nueva Teología, el Nuevo Ecumenismo, la Nueva Eclesiología, la Nueva Evangelización, etc.
He estado activo, durante muchos años, con los Focolares, la Renovación Carismática, el Camino Neocatecumenal de Kiko Argüello y la Legión de María.
He organizado reuniones interreligiosas junto con un amigo y sacerdote franciscano, el p. Rasheed.
  Hoy, tales reuniones serían una parte de la misión, para mí, y una oportunidad para proclamar la fe. Yo toleraría las opiniones de los demás. Sería una proclamación ya que me gusta proclamar el Evangelio. No necesariamente espero una conversión, que depende de la persona y de Dios.
Nací en una familia católica y fui bautizado de pequeño. Soy fanático de Teresa de Ávila. -Lionel Andrades

 NOVEMBER 30, 2019

I affirm the Athanasius Creed and Vatican Council II

I am a Catholic in Rome peacefully living my Catholic beliefs. I do not force them on anyone.So I would expect others to be tolerant of me as I am of them. I affirm Vatican Council II, interpreted  without the common false premise. I also affirm extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS), without the common irrationality, as did the Magisterium in the 16th century and the Church Fathers.
I accept hypothetical cases of the baptism of desire(BOD), baptism of blood(BOB)and being saved in invincible ignorance, as being just hypothetical. They are not objective and personally known people in the present times(2019). So they are not objective examples of salvation outside the Church.Invisible people cannnot be visible examples of salvation outside the Church.
So I do not project BOD,BOB and I.I as objective exceptions to Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II, which says all need faith and baptism for salvation. All.
The norm for salvation, for me, is faith and the baptism of water, in the Catholic Church.This is the teaching of the Catholic Church in Vatican Council II(AG 7), Catechism of the Catholic Church(845,846,1257) and other magisterial documents, which I interpret without confusing what is invisible as being visible, implicit as being explicit, subjective as being objective.
For me the Church indicates in its magisterial documents, including Vatican Council II, that all who are outside the Church are on the way to Hell.This includes those who know or do not know about Jesus and the Church and the necessity of membership for salvation.
For me LG 8, LG 14, LG 16, UR 3, NA 2, GS 22 etc are not practical exceptions to EENS or AG 7.
If anyone is saved they would only be known to God. We cannot judge a particular person on earth and claim he or she will be saved , as an exception, to exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
So for me, most people on earth are oriented to Hell.Since they die without faith and the baptism of water(AG 7, LG 14).
Ad Gentes 7 is quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church under the sub-title Outside the Church there is no salvation.All who are saved are saved through Jesus and the Church.This does not contradict the teaching on all needing to be members of the Catholic Church for salvation (AG 7).The Church is the Sacrament of salvation.All need to become members with faith and baptism, for salvation and there are no exceptions in the present times.
Other religions have good and holy things(NA 2) but they also have inefficiencies, superstition and errors ( Dominus Iesus). They cannot be considered equal paths to salvation with the Catholic Church.Their members are oriented to the Church and are all called to become a part of the Catholic Church.(CDF, Notification,Fr.Jacques Dupuis,2001)
Vatican Council II is in harmony with the concept of exclusive salvation, as held by St. Maximilian Kolbe, Alphonse Ratisbonne, St.Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine of Sienna, Padre Pio and numerous other saints.The Bible tells us that the Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Jesus.Outside of the Catholic Church there is no salvation( John 3:5, Mark 16:16 etc).
I affirm the Nicene and Apostles Creed interpreted with hypothetical cases just being hypothetical.I would be ready to make a Profession of Faith.I affirm the Athanasius Creed which  says outside the Church there is no salvation.
I am not in schism with the past popes on EENS( Cantate Domino, Council of Florence 1441),an ecumenism of return( which I affirm with Unitatis Redintigratio, Vatican Council II interpreted rationally) and an exclusivist ecclesiology( supported by Lumen Gentium interpreted rationally , without the false premise).
I am not a sedevacantist and nor am I a traditionalist who only attends the Latin Mass. The ecclesiology of the Mass, for me, in all rites, is the same before and after Vatican Council II. I attend Mass in the vernacular with the ecclesiology of the missionaries of the Middle Ages, which was a golden period in the history of the Catholic Church.
Since there is no known salvation outside the Church and there are no known exceptions to the strict interpretation of EENS, for me, there are only Catholics in Heaven.They are there with faith and the baptism of water and without mortal sins on their soul.
With there being no personally known cases, of non Catholics saved outside the Church, there is no theological basis, for the New Theology, New Ecumenism, New Ecclesiology, New Evangelisation etc.
I have been active , for many years, with the Focolares, Charismatic Renewal, Neo Catechumenal Way of Kiko Arguello and the Legion of Mary.
I have organized inter faith meetings along with a Franciscan friend and priest, Fr. Rasheed.
 Today such meetings would be a part of mission, for me, and an opportunity to proclaim the faith.I would tolerate the views of others. It would be a proclamation since I like to proclaim the  Gospel.Not necessarily expecting a conversion, which  depends upon the person and God.
I was born in a Catholic family and was baptised as an infant. I am a fan of Teresa of Avila.  -Lionel Andrades


          

Healthcare: Physician / Hospitalist / New York / Locum or Permanent / Hospitalist - Albany, New York

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Job Description & Requirements Hospitalist (Nocturnist) Physician StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: Night 10;12 Pay Rate: $.00 A large non-profit health system in Albany, New York is looking for Hospitalist coverage from a locum tenens provider to help fill their schedule! This opportunity offers: Nocturnist August - Ongoing needs Sub-specialty support EMR is Sorian Approximately 15-16 patients per night for rounding and admissionsAlbany is the capital city of New York State. Downtowns huge Empire State Plaza has reflecting pools, an art-filled underground shopping concourse, and The Egg, a striking performing arts center. The plaza is bookended by the 1800s New York State Capitol and the New York State Museum, focusing on natural and cultural history! Facility Location The San Francisco Bay Area is a favorite destination for anyone who thrives on fun, excitement and endless variety. Enjoy plenty of urban pleasures in The City by the Baytake a cable car through the citys historic streets, hop on a ferry to Alcatraz, explore Chinatown or feast on San Franciscos famous cracked crab and sourdough bread. Take a short drive across the Bay Bridge and youll find yourself in Oakland, an intriguing destination filled with endless cultural, outdoor and sporting pleasures, a scenic yacht-dotted waterfront and a charming downtown area. No matter where you go in the Bay Area, youre never far from Northern Californias natural beauty, including the Napa Valley wine region, scenic redwood groves and quite country trails and meadows. Job Benefits In addition to the industrys most comprehensive benefits package that includes medical licensing assistance, the arrangement of professional liability insurance, and housing and travel booking assistance, Locum Leaders is proud to offer our providers a reduction in the wait time to be presented at facilities where you were previously presented or worked from 24 months to 6 months. About the Company Locum Leaders, an AMN Healthcare company, is the nations leader in temporary and part-time locum tenens jobs. We provide temporary and part-time locum tenens jobs nationwide for physicians of all specialties, as well as physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). As a company of AMN Healthcare, were able to offer more competitive opportunities and benefits for job seekers than any other locum tenens company. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply. Hospitalist, General Medicine, Physician, Healthcare, locum tenens hospitalist, Health Care, Patient Care, Hospital, Medical, Doctor, Md ()
          

Giants Manager Gabe Kapler Feels ‘A Lot Of Remorse’ For Mishandling Assault Allegations While Dodgers’ Director Of Player Development

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The San Francisco Giants were among the handful of teams in need of a new manager at the start of the...
          

Dodgers 2020 Regular Season Schedule Update: Opening Series Against Giants No Longer Includes Off Day

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The Los Angeles Dodgers kick off the 2020 season with a three-game series against the rival San Francisco Giants...
          

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

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Packer Transplants 188: It's not always easy to Carry the G

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Aaron and Corey try to get past the brutal loss in San Francisco and look ahead to the matchup with the Giants.

          

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Please make sure to include a resume when applying. Covington & Burling LLP has an immediate opening for a -mid-level Litigation Paralegal with work experience gained at Amlaw 100 firms or specialized litigation boutique law firms working on complex litigation, investigation, and/or arbitration matters. The Paralegal may be based out of the Firm's Palo Alto or San Francisco office.Duties & Responsibilities:Working with paralegals and/or attorneys, perform all elements of litigation case management, including document and file management, case calendaring, discovery support, and trial prep and logistics activities.Interact with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to coordinate activities as needed in support of assigned cases.Draft, review, and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by attorneys; conduct legal research under attorney supervision.Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive and productive work environment.Continuously refining, developing, and expanding skills in anticipation of changes in the work environment or profession.Adhere to Firm policies, practices, and priorities; and perform other duties as requested by Firm management. -Requirements: -At least 2 years work experience as a Litigation Paralegal in an Amlaw 100 firm or suitable specialized litigation or other dispute resolution firm.Experience with all stages of litigation, including use of current e-discovery database tools, modern e-filing practices, and trial preparation activities required; experience working at trial or arbitration proceedings strongly preferred.Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) with individuals at all levels of the firm in an appropriate and professional manner; strong service orientation, sense of accountability and attention to detail.Ability to take ownership of projects and proactively handle all paralegal responsibilities without prompting from administration or attorneys.Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; work equally well as part of a team in both a leadership and subordinate role; and excellent organizational skills.Ability to work well under deadlines and pressure typical of complex modern litigation, investigation, and arbitration matters.Proficient with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.Proficient with cite-checking, Bluebook rules, and California Style Manual preferred.Available for overtime work and reasonable business travel as needed. -BS/BA from an accredited college or university highly preferred. -Paralegal certificate preferred.Covington & Burling LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, salary, promotion, discipline, termination, and benefits, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability (including physical handicap), or any other improper criterion. - - ()
          

‚Above‘ – Street Artist Cobre fertigt gigantisches Greta Thunberg-Mural in San Francisco

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Der argentinische Street Artist Andrés Petroselli aka Cobre weilte jüngst unter der Sonne Kaliforniens: In Kooperation mit der Initiative One Atmosphere fertigte der gute Mann soeben ein gigantisches Portrait-Mural zu Ehren der jungen Klima-Aktivistin Greta Thunberg in San Francisco...

Der Beitrag ‚Above‘ – Street Artist Cobre fertigt gigantisches Greta Thunberg-Mural in San Francisco erschien zuerst auf MC Winkels weBlog.


          

Sales: CUSTOMER SERVICE REP - 1977 - San Diego, California

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Requisition ID#43972 CSI #: 1977, Station Address: 3359 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104 - (619) 563-4135 This position is for local residents only. Sorry, Visa / sponsorship not available. Chevron Stations Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. We sell gasoline and convenience products at our retail stores. We are looking for hard working people who value safety, have a positive work attitude and enjoy working with customers. If you enjoy working with people in a challenging and ever changing work environment, Chevron is the place for you. Job Description: Operates a retail facility by providing 4-Step- customer service, while accurately transacting sales of fuel and merchandise. (A complete job description is available upon request). Job Requirements: KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Provides top quality customer service at all times and to every customer. • Performs daily station cleaning and maintains a safe work environment. • Complies with company standards on carding customers for all age restricted products. • [Based on location] prepares food & drinks, cleans, stocks and maintains food prep area in compliance with health codes. • Stocks and merchandises as instructed by management. • Secures all funds in safe or register. Makes timely drops and maintains cash drawer at or below maximum level. • Conducts Loss Prevention Observations, Loss Investigations and Near Loss Investigations. REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and team building skills. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS • Ability to work unsupervised in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to work unaccompanied, standing, and without defined break periods. Occasionally working extended shifts of 12 hours or more, as assigned. • Ability to bend, twist, and lift at least 20 lbs. in narrow spaces. • Ability to work in varying outdoor climates and in-store cooler environments. • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • At least 6 months previous cash handling and customer service experience. • Positive, out-going personality and effective verbal & written communication skills. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS CSI offers a competitive Salary and incentive program, Medical/Dental/Thrift Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave, and career path advancement opportunities. OTHER INFORMATION All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug and background screen. Chevron Stations Inc. is a drug-free workplace committed to a diverse workforce. Chevron Stations Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Chevron Stations Inc. participates in E-Verify. We would like to thank everyone who submits a resume for this position. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Chevron Stations Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. We sell gasoline and convenience products at our retail stores. We are looking for hard working people who value safety, have a positive work attitude and enjoy working with customers. If you enjoy working with people in a dynamic and ever changing work environment, Chevron is the place for you. Chevron Stations Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who requires a reasonable accommodation from any part of the application or hiring process may contact us at 1-800-450-8025. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Chevron Stations Inc. is a drug-free workplace committed to a diverse workforce. External hires will be required to undergo a background check and drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regulation, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, Oregon House Bill 3025 "Ban the Box, Portland Ordinance No. 187459, and Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status. Nearest Major Market: San Diego ()
          

Ravens Outlast 49ers With a Strong Finishing Kick

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“We need to be at the box,” guard Marshal Yanda mentioned. “We need to keep at the box.” Uncommon as it’s for a one-loss workforce to be an underdog in Week 13, particularly per week after throttling the bold Packers, San Francisco (10-2) had now not but performed an opponent as brawny because the Ravens, …
          

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Kibbles and Picks 2019 - Week 13

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Kibbles and Picks 2019 - Week 13

And look at that – I’m back on top!

Granted, it’s just one game, thanks to my 10-4 week. Stella did just fine at 9-5, but it wasn’t quite enough. And so I’ve regained my lead. Again – good weeks for both of us … just slightly better for me.

That could all change pretty quickly here in Week 13. Stella and I are at odds on eight games – fully half of the full 16-game slate. That’s a lot of room for one of us to make a move, although with the even number, we could just as easily wind up with another push.

We’ll start on Thanksgiving, where Stella and I disagree on two of the three contests.

First up is the game in Detroit, where I have the Lions holding serve at home against the Bears. While I don’t necessarily love the Lions offense, I feel like they’re due for a good win on Turkey Day. Plus, the Bears haven’t looked like world-beaters over the last few weeks. Stella thinks my hunch is nonsense; she doesn’t have any real affection for the Bears, but she’s pretty sure that Chicago will be able to take down the Lions with little issue. We agree, however, that this will be a bad game.

In an even more hunchy pick, I’m taking Buffalo to win in Dallas against the Cowboys. The Bills defense has had some hiccups in the last few weeks, but they still have something to offer. And I’m thinking that Buffalo QB Josh Allen will be able to handle his business; the Cowboys have struggled with some injury issues. Stella likes the Cowboys here; she thinks that Dak Prescott is the best player on either team and that he will have little problem against even this strong Bills defense. And don’t sleep on Zeke Elliott, either.

Next, in maybe the most brazen pick of this year’s entire Kibbles and Picks season thus far, Stella is picking the Bengals to win their first game of the year. I went with the Jets, even though the Jets are not very good, because they’re riding high after their big win over Oakland and QB Sam Darnold looks like he might be figuring some stuff out. Stella refuses to back down from this pick; she feels that the Bengals are not going to go 0-16 and that this is perhaps their best shot at the W. With rumors swirling that Andy Dalton is returning to his place under center, she’s ready to roll the dice.

In a game with potential playoff implications, I’m going with the Colts to win at home against the Titans. I know that Indy is dealing with some major injuries – the hand issue for running back Marlon Mack foremost among them – but I still like them to hang in there and score enough to eke out a narrow win. Stella likes Tennessee here; she doesn’t think that Ryan Tannehill is actually as good as he’s been in the last month, but she thinks he’ll keep it going long enough to beat the Colts. She also expects Derrick Henry to continue his excellent stretch running the ball. Those elements combined mean that the Titans should win fairly easily.

We’re at odds on the rematch between the Browns and the Steelers. I’m going with the Steelers to win at home. Yes, the quarterback situation is still a mess and they’re on their third-string running back, but the Pittsburgh D is solid and Cleveland isn’t ready to bounce back from the controversy. Stella thinks that the absence of Myles Garrett will be a nonissue. She’s expecting good things from Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham and the double-decker backfield threat of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Either way, expect fireworks – and not the great kind.

There’s always at least one inconsequential game on these lists – this time, we’re looking at Tampa Bay/Jacksonville. I’m going with the Jaguars at home, Stella’s going with the Buccaneers on the road. Mine’s the safe pick, hers is the exciting one. Neither of us really care all that much.

I’ve got the Rams winning in Arizona against the Cardinals. Obviously, the Rams haven’t looked great over the past month or so. Jared Goff has struggled under center, as has the rest of the offense. The defense has had its glitches as well. That being said, I have to think that they’ll turn it around – and Arizona is a great place to do that. Stella disagrees; she’s counting on a big game out of QB Kyler Murray. She doesn’t think that L.A. can stop him. She’s warier of the Arizona running game, but she still likes their chances.

Finally, in the Monday night game, I’m going with the Vikings to win on the road against Seattle. It’ll be interesting to see how Kirk Cousins leads the Minnesota offense against the Seahawks. They’ve got some strong weapons, led by running back Dalvin Cook, and a surprisingly solid defense to boot. It won’t be easy, but it should be enough. Stella likes Seattle to take the win at home; she loves Russell Wilson against this Vikings team. Her main concern regarding the Seahawks offense involves Chris Carson holding onto the ball. As long as they avoid turnovers, they’ll be fine – and she thinks they’ll avoid them just fine.

And there we have it. Eight games. We’ll have to wait and see if my newly-achieved one-game lead will hold up or if Stella will retake command. If she wants to make a move, she needs to do it soon. As you might imagine, she remains unconcerned.

(winners in caps)

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Thursday, Nov. 28

Chicago at DETROIT

BUFFALO at Dallas

NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 1

NY JETS at Cincinnati

Tennessee at INDIANAPOLIS

PHILADELPHIA at Miami

GREEN BAY at NY Giants

Cleveland at PITTSBURGH

Washington at CAROLINA

Tampa Bay at JACKSONVILLE

San Francisco at BALTIMORE

LA RAMS at Arizona

LA CHARGERS at Denver

Oakland at KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND at Houston

Monday, Dec. 2

MINNESOTA at Seattle

Week 12 record: 10-4

Season record: 110-64-1

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STELLA’S PICKS

Thursday, Nov. 28

CHICAGO at Detroit

Buffalo at DALLAS

NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 1

NY Jets at CINCINNATI

TENNESSEE at Indianapolis

PHILADELPHIA at Miami

GREEN BAY at NY Giants

CLEVELAND at Pittsburgh

Washington at CAROLINA

TAMPA BAY at Jacksonville

San Francisco at BALTIMORE

LA Rams at ARIZONA

LA CHARGERS at Denver

Oakland at KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND at Houston

Monday, Dec. 2

Minnesota at SEATTLE

Week 12 record: 9-5

Season record: 109-65-1


          

Data from theodolite measurements of creep rates on San Francisco Bay region faults, California, 1979-2012

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Introduction

Our purpose is to annually update our creep-data archive on San Francisco Bay region active faults for use by the scientific research community. Earlier data (1979-2001) were reported in Galehouse (2002) and were analyzed and described in detail in a summary report (Galehouse and Lienkaemper, 2003). A complete analysis of our earlier results obtained on the Hayward Fault was presented in Lienkaemper, Galehouse and Simpson (2001) and updated in Lienkaemper and others (2012). Lienkaemper and others (2014) provide a new overview and analysis of fault creep along all sections of the northern San Andreas Fault system, from which they estimate by how much fault creep reduces the seismic hazard for each fault section.

From 1979 until his retirement from the project in 2001, Jon Galehouse of San Francisco State University (SFSU) and many student research assistants measured creep (aseismic slip) rates on these faults. The creep measurement project, which was initiated by Galehouse, continued through the Geosciences Department at SFSU from 2001-2006 under the direction of Karen Grove and John Caskey (Grove and Caskey, 2005) and since 2006 under Caskey (2007). Forrest McFarland has managed most of the technical and logistical project operations, as well as data processing and compilation since 2001. Data from 2001-2007 are found in McFarland and others (2007). From 2009 onward, we have released the raw data annually using this report (OF2009-1119) as a permanent publication link, while publishing more detailed analyses of these data in the scientific literature, such as Lienkaemper and others (2014).

We maintain a project Web site (http://funnel.sfsu.edu/creep/) that includes the following information: project description, project personnel, creep characteristics and measurement, map of creep-measurement sites, creep-measurement site information, and links to data plots for each measurement site. Our most current, annually updated results are, therefore, accessible to the scientific community and to the general public. Information about the project can currently be requested by the public by an email link (fltcreep@sfsu.edu) found on our project Web site.


          

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Content & Identity - San Francisco, CA 94103

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San Francisco: Webcam mit Blick auf die San Francisco Bay

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San Francisco 49ers DB Richard Sherman covers middle #School #Cafeteria #Debt

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Sherman also used his coverage skills to pay off a cafeteria debt for a California middle school, KCRA reported. The San Francisco 49ers defensive back gave Cabrillo Middle School Principal Stan ...
          

10 questions with... Nick Constantinou, managing director of Nodes

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To showcase the personalities of the people behind the media and marketing sector, The Drum speaks to individuals who are bringing something a little different to the industry and talks to them about what insights and life experience they can offer the rest of us. This week's 10 Questions are put to Nick Constantinou, managing director of Nodes.

What was your first ever job? 

Getting paid to take part in a documentary about Identical Twins on the Beeb at the age of 13. I have an identical twin brother, 20 minutes apart, that's a true story. Thankfully it was when VHS ruled, good luck finding it online. Phew.

Which industry buzzword annoys you most?

Innovation is used everywhere like a sticking plaster for anything 'new’.

Who do you find most interesting to follow on social media?

The R/GA and God twitter accounts definitely keep it real. Le Grove for Arsenal news. Pivot podcast with Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher is a new favourite.

Highlight of your career (so far?) 

Helping build AKQA and working on the Xbox console for over two years in San Francisco with a great team. Hard work, hard play but an epic chapter.

What piece of tech can you not live without?

A nice notebook and a sharp pencil. Love my tech but we all need to be set free sometimes.

Who or what did you have posters of on your bedroom wall as a teenager? 

A Porsche 911, Ferrari Testarossa and Dennis Bergkamp.

In advertising, what needs to change soon? 

Less naval gazing, ad dinosaurs and inflated egos. More genuine diversity, active listening, and creativity.

What is (in your opinion) the greatest film/album/book of your life? 

I’m not that important! Anything my kids enjoy reading I love to get into, escape with them into another world.

Which industry event can you not afford to miss each year and why? 

Sorry, not Cannes. I like going to the degree shows and D&AD to see the next wave of talent. 

What's the best piece of advice you have ever been given?  

It's not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it's how many times you get back up.


          

The Guardian appoints marketing boss Anna Bateson as interim CEO

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The Guardian has appointed chief customer officer Anna Bateson as interim chief executive. 

She replaces the newspaper group’s former chief executive David Pemsel, who announced his resignation in October.

Pemsel was set to join the Premier League in the top job but the football body announced his decision to step down from the role today (29 November) following “media disclosures" earlier in the week that made allegations regarding his personal life.

Just hours after the Premier League confirmed Pemsel's resignation, The Guardian issued a statement on Bateson's appointment as interim chief executive.

“Since joining the Guardian in 2016 and taking responsibility for our brand and reader revenues in 2017, Anna has helped us achieve impressive revenue growth, while also working closely with editorial colleagues on marketing and brand activities,” it said.

“As previously announced David Pemsel has resigned as chief executive of GMG.  We would like to express our gratitude to David for his leadership during an extremely important period for the organisation.”

As its first ever chief customer officer, Bateson had responsibility for the Guardian’s membership, subscription and contributions programmes, partnerships with technology businesses including Google and Facebook, syndication and licensing, and other consumer revenues including the Guardian’s live events.

She also oversaw all brand and marketing activity for the publisher. 

Prior to the Guardian, Bateson spent seven years Google and YouTube, where she ran global consumer marketing from its San Francisco offices. Prior to that she led brand and viewer marketing at ITV and was VP of marketing at MTV Networks.

The Guardian said that the recruitment of a permanent chief executive continues and it hopes to make a formal announcement in the New Year.


          

Psychiatry :: Medical Director | Dignity Health

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After the Bleeding Stopped

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Writing about an event that you were involved in a half-century in the past is dicey business.  This is especially true when there was no contemporary press coverage of your piece of the affair to check against and you’ve either drifted out of contact with principal participants long, long ago or they are, well, rather dead.  

 

It’s not as if the event itself, the disastrous Rolling Stones free concert at California’s Altamont Speedway was not extensively covered in all its painful detail at the time. It was even documented in the iconic film Gimme Shelter.  Multiple cameras captured the chaos on and in front of the stage as Hells Angels “security guards” scuffled with band members and charged into the crowd to pummel anyone they perceived was threatening them or was otherwise “out of line” with pool cues.  A man was stabbed to death by a trio of Angels during the Rolling Stones’ climactic performance.  Altamont immediately became the media counterpoint to Woodstock’s “3 Days of Peace and Music” held four months earlier near New York City. 

 

Though I hesitated to sort through my memories and write about the concert for its 50th anniversary because I lack more details than I’m comfortable with, underground press chronicler Ken Waschberger encouraged me.  “Just say what you remember,” he wisely advised.  So here goes. 

 

My role at Altamont was to coordinate the post-show grounds cleanup. In truth, it was my own big mouth that entangled me with the whole mess. In 1969, I got involved in the music and countercultural scene in Kansas City, successfully negotiating the Mother Love Tribe’s weekly Sunday park concerts with the Parks and Recreation Department while working on the local “underground” paper, the Screw (later renamed Westport Trucker). 

 

It had been an absurdly busy year. I was also, as time and circumstances allowed, helping out a local rock band; romancing a lady; finishing high school a year early, and successfully obtaining the objective of a law suit against a local school district on behalf of some of the inmates left behind. In the midst of this, I was called out at the very last minute to lend some minor assistance at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair north of New York City. 

 

After helping at Woodstock, I went to San Francisco to work with a local San Francisco production company, the Family Dog, to relax and get myself “grounded” between concert seasons in Kansas City. This was my third brief stint with the Dog since 1966 and I did whatever odd tasks their revered founder, Chet Helms, had for me. Chet put me up in their relatively unused green school bus parked close to the Dog’s music hall on the Pacific coast.  The bus’s exterior was well faded from the sun and sea air and the interior required quite a bit of cleaning and reorganizing, but it couldn’t have been a sweeter set-up.  

 

That fall, I’d proudly recounted to Chet, the Grateful Dead’s Ron McKernan and Phil Lesh, It’s a Beautiful Day’s David LaFlamme, and others what a marvelous job Mother Love had done keeping KC’s Volker Park in shape despite the crowds.  Since everyone wanted to hear about Woodstock (it was kind of a mix of curiosity and San Francisco “Woodstock envy”), I’d also relayed my experience working it. These stories put me on the radar. 

 

Originally, the Rolling Stones concert was supposed to be held at Golden Gate State Park. The second planned location, the Sears Point Raceway near the Dead’s ranch in Novato, also fell through. In the middle of this location turmoil, I got a call from Rock Scully, one of the Grateful Dead’s managers. He said he heard grrr-aaat things about my work and would like to know if I’d be willing to coordinate the grounds cleanup at the new Altamont Speedway location. 

 

I explained to Scully that I had nothing to do with any grounds work at Woodstock; that my principal function, shared with two other fellows (one of whom had disappeared almost immediately), was keeping an eye on the unused lighting equipment under the stage and shooing people off the elevator frame when equipment had to be moved. With the exception of just one stint when I helped get helicoptered-in food supplies up to the far crest of the bowl where Hugh Romney’s diligent Hog Farmers and other volunteers were preparing food for the masses, I’d very briefly outside of “the citadel”* perhaps only four or five times.  I also informed him that only two or three of the 15 Volker Park shows I did before Woodstock were attended by more than 10,000 people (which, in truth, was an exaggeration because I should have said 5,000).  

 

But Scully literally wouldn’t take “no” for an answer and pressed hard.  He even put Grateful Dead front-man “Pigpen” Ron McKernan on the line.  His brother had done me some favors “way back” in ‘66-‘67 (no, they weren’t drug related) and Pigpen brought it up in an effort to push me into agreeing!  Good cop - bad cop?  I liked Ron but this seemed more like bad cop and bad cop. 

 

I knew that, due to the last-minute problems associated with moving the production roughly a hundred miles from Sears Point, it would be a big task. Others at the Dog were asked to assist and, like me, reluctantly agreed only because it was the Grateful Dead doing the asking.  One good friend, ace sound man Lee Brinkman, had mixed feelings but saw it almost as a duty.  I consoled myself with the thought that my work would not truly start until the day after the show and looked forward to, for once, just being a spectator.

 

“OK.  OK.  I’ll do it,” I told Scully. 

 

*The citadel was what Woodstock’s red-shirted security personnel called the fenced-in area that they had withdrawn to when the festival’s outer perimeter was abandoned and the event was declared to be free to all.  It encompassed the area immediately in front of the stage; the conglomeration of trailers and facilities to the rear, and wide expanses to both sides that were used as helicopter landing fields.

 

The Concert

The barren brown hills that marked much of the final drive to the speedway were a far cry from the lush green of the bus ride into Bethel, New York, months earlier, but the crowd at the site was in good spirits, almost festive.  

 

After setting up camp with some friends about a hundred yards from the stage I went around back to ”check in.” Unlike Woodstock, there was no “citadel” and the backstage area was a disorganized and tightly packed jumble of rental trucks, school and metro-type busses tents, and trailers.  I quickly located the Dog’s green school bus which would serve as my post-show office and storage, but the expected tools were nowhere to be found.  They must be somewhere else or coming later, I figured.

 

The most unsettling difference between the two events, however was that the stage at Altamont was frightfully low, about three feet. Gravity matters. This design feature had been perfectly appropriate for the elevated ground of the Sears Point site but invited trouble when situated in the low area here as people would tend to be pressed to it instead of back away. I also didn’t like that the Hells Angels’ San Francisco chapter that frequently worked security for the Grateful Dead did not seem to be there in force.  Nor did I see club president Sony Barger who supplied a steadying hand when things began to escalate between the Angles and those waiting in line outside the Family Dog to see the Dead’s side band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, just a couple weeks before.  Instead, Angels from the San Jose chapter and many bikers of undetermined origin hugged the stage area as a considerable amount of beer was passed around. 

 

A fellow with the band It’s a Beautiful Day who was helping with the staging (it wasn’t singer-violinist David LaFlamme) confirmed that Sony wasn’t there yet and one of the SF Angles said he was dealing with “legal stuff” back in the city but that he’d definitely be coming.  

 

As the concert started, there were immediately problems. The free Stones concert also featured about a half dozen of San Francisco’s top bands and the first one up, Santana, leaped to a bouncing start but quickly came to a jarring halt.  There was some kind of trouble at the stage but I thought it was probably just a problem with the sound system and wondered if my friend Lee was pulling his hair out. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

 

The gruesome events that went on until well after dark have been recounted over and over elsewhere. I went around to behind the stage three times before the show ended in futile attempts to see if I could be of any assistance.  It was on my first trip back as the trouble escalated that I got the shock of my young life. I was carrying out some simple task with another Family Dog Productions guy (whose name is now forgotten) when we were told that the Grateful Dead were bugging out. They were fleeing the scene and leaving everybody else to deal with the mess they’d organized on behalf of the Rolling Stones!  We immediately turned to each other.  His jaw had practically dropped to the ground and the eyes were popped wide. I must have looked the same to him.  The only reason we were there was because the Dead had asked us.  

 

Ultimately, I remember only one band --- and one band only --- making it all the way through their set with no interruptions: The Flying Burrito Brothers.  Because bands shorted their sets and because the Stones wanted their performance to be held after dark for dramatic effect, there was gap of more than two hours before the Stones went on stage.

 

At the time, when I learned that the Stones would not go on until it was dark, I naively assumed that there was a bright side to the unexpected moratorium. I believed that the gap would actually provide a “cooling off’” period of sorts and the bikers could be delicately gotten under control, off the stage, and reorganized into specific security duties. 

 

Tragically, the people who were in the best position to carry this off, the Grateful Dead had run for the tall grass and by the time Sony finally roared up with a escort of more SF Angles things were far beyond even his ability to restore order. Instead of cooling off, tensions mounted during the long, long wait and beatings resumed as the Stones started up after nightfall and played on, oblivious for a time that the death right in front of them had even happened. 

 

The Aftermath

Later that night, after the bleeding stopped, everyone involved in the organization and staging of the show worked at record speed to “get the heck out of Dodge.”  By first light, there were only two vehicles in the immediate area, a few cars in the far distance, and the Dog’s faded green bus, my “office” for the clean-up.  

 

Thankfully, the massive throng had come and gone in less than 24 hours and there’d been no rain so the grounds were in nowhere near as bad a shape as after Woodstock.  Nevertheless, the flood of humanity, receding hurriedly in the dead of night, had left enough refuse in its wake to keep a crew fully employed for a couple days. Unfortunately, there was no crew.  

 

When the Grateful Dead’s manager Scully asked me what I needed for the cleanup, I asked how many people were expected. He’d guessed there would be “50-, maybe 100-thousand” attendees, but it was actually about 300,000. Despite my tender age I’d already been involved --- to varying degrees --- in stuff like this for several years. I told him I would need willing workers, cash for 50 yard rakes plus 20 each of garden rakes and shovels, a truck with drinking water, three-days’ meals catered for 50 people, five porta potties in the work area, tents and cots for 50, and for the Speedway to agree to make their phone(s) available. I also said that we would have to hire a firm with the proper equipment to scoop our piles into trucks that would haul the stuff off for disposal. 

 

Scully promised he would personally ensure that it was on site. As for as the workers, Scully said that could be coordinated with the current version of the old Haight-Ashbury Switchboard and that he’d already talked with them --- he said --- and told me who to contact.  

 

To make a long story short, I received almost none of the required support. The folks at the Switchboard said that they’d never heard from him or anybody about this. I found it hard to believe that Scully had simply lied to get an agreement out of me, and rationalized that he’d intended to get that ball rolling and had gotten sidetracked.  Though apprehensive, I pressed on and the Switchboard made a genuine effort to enlist at least some volunteers, but at the site itself, there wasn’t one lousy rake or any of the other things Scully promised. 

 

Extensive improvisation was required to get the job done. Rakes were fashioned from the wooden slats inserted diagonally in the track’s perimeter chain link fence that lined the top of the ridge to the right of the stage. The impromptu clean-up crew, which fluctuated from about 15 to 45-50 people depending on the time of day, compromised principally stragglers who were willing to be put to work.  These were primarily kids who had become separated from their rides. The rest of the stragglers were either those who wanted to linger a little longer or were simply too blasted to arrange a hook-up with others heading back to the city.  There were as many as 250 of them that morning and I’d begun my recruitment campaign the night before.  

 

We faced an enormous task. First, we gathered the glass and heavy items like abandoned ice chests and a surprising number of shoes into irregularly spaced piles sorted by type --- glass, cans, and miscellaneous--- which included some 30,000 wine bottles (roughly one for every 10 to 12 in attendance).  Then followed the attack on the paper waste. Working individually and in skirmish lines of up to a dozen, much of the refuse had been consolidated into piles by the middle of the third post-show day and luckily, at least while I was there, no significant winds came up to rescatter the paper.

 

Though one would have to walk a pretty fair distance to the porta potties near the stage, especially if you were working at the far ends of the grounds, the facilities were clean and not overflowing.  Water could be obtained from the speedway office, which was a pretty good hike up and around the track, but there was no shortage of jugs and bottles to put it in.  What we didn’t have was food.  

 

I would have brought a whole list of contact numbers if I’d known that things would work out this way but, as it was, I had just two: the drummer Mickey Hart’s at the Grateful Dead’s ranch and the Family Dog’s office.  The former was constantly busy (off the hook?) and the latter alternately busy or not answering.  I was, however, able to get the Switchboard’s number from the operator and, true to form, they were apparently able to put out the word on our plight and relief came in the form of a perfectly timed arrival of fruits, vegetables, and hard-boiled eggs for dinner.  Fruits, veggies, baked goods and some desperately need extra rakes were brought the next morning by a small party of ecology-minded students from either UC Berkeley or San Francisco State.

 

The wooden slats in the track’s perimeter fence were steadily disappearing as they early on were recognized by the stragglers as an excellent source of firewood on the cold nights.  As for myself, and later on an injured kid and his girlfriend, I was able to take advantage of the butane heaters for the stage that had been stored in the Family Dog’s bus. I also put up the Dog’s very distressed soundman, Lee, for two nights since he’d accidentally been left behind during the confused nighttime exit after the show. The stragglers, including my volunteer workers, understandably dwindled at an escalating pace.

 

Scully showed up at the speedway office three days after the event with a load of ittsy bittsy, triangle-cut ham and cheese sandwiches, a gaggle of reporters and, of course, no tools.  From atop the hill by the track he gathered the reporters and camera crews and waved his arm over the expanse and the --- from a distance --- neat piles of trash dotting the grounds from the abandoned stage and towers and extending out perhaps a quarter mile. 

 

Scully spoke proudly of the cleanup yet made no effort at all to speak with the remaining kids who had now been at it for several days.  As for me, it was only by luck that I’d been at the speedway office waiting for my ride out when he arrived.  We’d never met each other face to face --- and he made no effort to find me either --- so I used my anonymity to hold back and observe the circus. I made one last trek down to the stage area to tell people that additional food had arrived in the office.  Then I was outta there.

 

If the Grateful Dead and their management had followed up on supplying the technical support they’d promised, the cleanup would have been a pretty straight-forward task, However, the speedway employees I dealt with firmly believed that all the pushing and the promises by Scully to get me to say “yes” was just so that he could tell to the site’s owners during the negotiations that he had things all arranged to clean up the inevitable mess.  After all this time, who really knows?  What I can say is that while many features on Altamont’s 50th anniversary will focus on the violence, I’ll always remember what happened after the bleeding stopped: the chaos of broken promises and what the willing volunteers--- unsupported and unknown --- ultimately accomplished there.


          

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Recently, a growing number of Jewish American organizations began marking November as the "Sephardic/Mizrahi Heritage Month." In the American context, awareness months come to illuminate histories of marginalized communities whose stories are overshadowed and underrepresented in the official curricula and memory. The Mizrahi heritage month, by contrast, is not a local, grassroots initiative that emerged in response to experiences of discrimination or marginalization. Instead, it is a transatlantic importation of recent attempts by the Israeli government to commemorate the forced expulsion of Jews from the Arab and Muslim world in the wake of the establishment of Israel. Nor is November a month that has any particular significance in the histories or rituals of any of the dozen Jewish minority communities that resided in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Instead, the specific date, November 30th, was chosen by the Israeli lawmaker as a symbolic birth date of the mass exodus of Jews from Arab speaking lands triggered by the UN Partition Resolution of November 29th, 1947.

 

Erroneously, in the North American Jewish world, the terms “Sephardi” and “Mizrahi” are often treated as synonymous. Yet, unlike the term “Sephardi,” which originates in the expulsion of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 (Sepharad is the Hebrew term for Spain), Mizrahi is a category which is not only far more recent in historical terms but is also politically charged and rooted in a specific Israeli context. Mizrahi, literarily meaning “eastern” or “Oriental” in Hebrew, was an adjective-turned-term that was coined in pre-statehood Palestine and later used in Israel to denote any non-Ashkenazi Jew. In early statehood Israel, a considerable degree of patronizing attitude and discrimination towards “Oriental Jews” who were regarded as less civilized, ill-educated, lacking sufficient ideological commitment resulted in discrimination. During the 1950s, Mizrahi Jews were sent to frontier settlements and to newly established "development towns" that were established in the country's peripheral regions. Soon enough, these towns transformed into conspicuous pockets of deprivation and poverty, and their Mizrahi residents became a discernible low-status blue-collar class, deprived of the same employment and education opportunities as their Ashkenazi peers. In that process, the adjective "Mizrahi” became a highly contested and politically charged term, and not a neutral sociological category.  

 

Years of a persistent civic struggle for equal rights by Mizrahi activists and scholars in Israel, accompanied by demands for recognition of their full history, did not solve all social problems and inequality nor erase past scars. During the 1970s, the Likud Party’s leadership reappropriated the Mizrahi struggle to claim a stake at the Israeli national story. Other political parties, such as Shas, the non-Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox party that was established during the mid-1980s, also tried to harness the Mizrahi struggle with a considerable level of success. A 2014 legislation that created a new day of commemoration for Mizrahi Jews is yet another attempt to divert the Mizrahi call for equality in Israel to a political cause. In particular, it uses the politics of memory to create a false equation between "Jewish refugees from the Arab World" and the Palestinian refugees. Jewish communities in the Middle East and North Africa region had undergone different experiences, not just between different countries, but even between various communities in the same country. 1948 was undoubtedly a turning point for a great number of them, and the Israel-Palestine conflict loomed over much of it. But casting these rich histories into one single-dimensional narrative is, in fact, a cynical strategy employed by the Israeli Right to avoid the need to address Palestinian claim for compensation on behalf of the Palestinian refugees. 

 

Right-leaning Jewish organizations in the US, such as the San Francisco based JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East), were quick to adopt the Israeli ready-made mold of “Mizrahi commemoration” and to blend it with the American practice of “awareness months.” Their website describes them as a non-profit “committed to achieving universal recognition to the heritage and history of the 850,000 indigenous Jewish refugees Arab from countries.” Similar ideas are expressed by Hen Mazzig, a charismatic yet controversial "Hasbarah" (pro-Israeli advocacy) speaker who tours North American campuses, to speak to students about his family's immigration from Tunisia and Morocco, his experiences as a gay officer in the IDF, and ways of combating anti-Israeli critics. Critics of Israel on US campuses are described by him as silencing Middle Eastern and North African Jews. Almost simultaneously, a call upon Jews to join a mass kaddish (a prayer traditionally recited in memory of the dead) on November 30th appeared on the pages of the Jerusalem Post. It remains unclear if these are grassroots initiatives or a well-orchestrated state-funded campaign. As the Jewish daily The Forward revealed, Mazzig is most probably a contractor paid by the Israeli government. 

 

While asserting correctly that the heritage of Middle Eastern Jews does not receive equal space in the American-Jewish establishment, the kind of heritage that JIMENA and wishes to promote is equally superficial and shallow and is mostly comprised of stories of persecution and harassment followed by a final expulsion and a Zionist redemption. The historical narrative they are offering has less to do with the particular heritage and histories of these diverse communities and more to do with a politics of competitive victimhood and a “quid pro quo” argument about the nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which Jewish refugees from the Middle East are cast as mirror images of the roughly 750,000 Palestinians who were expelled during the 1948 War.

 

As historians who dedicate their careers to research modern Jewish history, who believe in the importance of studying the histories of Middle Eastern Jewish communities alongside Ashkenazi communities, we welcome the intent to deepen and broaden our understanding of the place of these communities. Eurocentric assumptions, including our tendency to understand Jewish modernity writ large as coming out of the experiences of European Jews, provides a very narrow prism that fails to capture the Jewish historical experience in all its richness and diversity. It is about time that academic Jewish Studies programs would expand their curriculum and educate the students and the wider public about the culture and history of Mizrahi Jews, alongside other non-Ashkenazi communities such as the Yemenite Jews, Iranian (Persian) Jews, Greek and Balkan Jews, Caucasus Jews, Bukharan Jews and more. We also believe in the value and the importance of heritage months to raise awareness to and help advance our understanding of marginalized social groups. Notably, per the Library of Congress website, the American-Jewish Heritage month is celebrated in May, as part of an effort of Jews to be part of the “big American Jewish tent.” We raise our eyebrows, however, at what seems as what might be an attempt to hijack this noble cause for a partisan issue and a state-sponsored invented tradition. Jewish communities in the US should pay greater attention to the non-Ashkenazi stories alongside the Ashkenazi saga. But we wonder if a day of commemoration that is copy-pasted mechanically rather than reflectively by Jewish diaspora communities would serve that purpose.


          

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With New Years Eve coming up and your resolution was to have a podcast?

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Ray Iverson Appointed As San Mateo Fire Chief

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The San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Board of Directors has appointed Ray Iverson as the department's new chief effective next month. The board, consisting of councilmembers from the cities of San Mateo, Belmont, and Foster City served by the department, decided to give the position to Iverson following the retirement of Chief John Healy.
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Outpatient Psychology near Pebble Beach, CA | No Call or Weekends Required | Jackson Physician Search

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California, A thriving multi-specialty group two hours south of San Francisco is seeking an experienced psychologist to join their team and support their current primary care physicians. Live and work along the
          

Psychiatry :: Medical Director | Dignity Health

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San Francisco, California, Dignity Health is seeking a Psychiatrist leader with 5+ years of inpatient and outpatient experience to join us in San Francisco. Medical Director responsibilities for inpatient unit at Saint Fra
          

12/5/19: T-Mobile’s Holiday Party w/ Bryce Vine, Free Food & Giveaways | SF - FREE

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T-Mobile San Francisco’s Signature Series welcomes groovy, genre-bending NYC rapper Bryce Vine along with complimentary food (The Little Chihuahua + Batter Bakery), refreshments, a DJ spinning some great beats, and free giveaways.

T-Mobile San Francisco Signature Series
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A Ravens nyerte a forduló rangadóját, visszatért Mishew, és még a Redskins is nyert

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A forduló talán legjobban várt meccsét a Ravens nyerte, visszatért Minshew – a mágia most elmaradt -, szétfutotta a Pantherst a Redskins, megint choker volt a Chargers. San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens 17-20 A meccs előtt az volt a kérdés, hogy a 49ers defense le tudja-e lassítani valamennyire Jacksonékat, illetve hogy a Ravens ott […]
          

Desktop Support Tech

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CA-San Francisco, Job Description Job #: 1023424 Apex Systems has an opening for a Help Desk Support position in the San Francisco, CA area. If you are interested, please send your resume to aloftis@apexsystems.com Position: Help Desk Technician Location: San Francisco, CA Contract: 6 month Contract to Hire Travel Requirement: This position may require up to 30% travel. Responsibilities: • Provide direct technical
          

TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

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TechGropse Pvt. Ltd.

TechGropse is a leading Flutter app development company in the USA who provides their services professionally and have a team of developers who has years of experience in flutter app development.


Category: Mobile App Developers
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Vaqueros slim en gris descolorido de Esprit Ropa Hombres Lavado gris medio Denim elástico 41HF54W8

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Commander un jeans Levis

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L’histoire des jeans démarre avec un immigrant allemand, monsieur Strauss, prénom Levi, au fin fond de la Californie, très exactement à San Francisco

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Shipt is hiring a Brand Designer - Events & Collateral in San Francisco, CA

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Shipt is hiring a Brand Designer in San Francisco, CA or Birmingham, AL

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Cue is hiring a Design Lead in San Francisco, CA

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Raven Black is hiring a Senior Product Designer in San Francisco, CA

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Kiss Packaging Systems #SPDF-06, 6-head inline bottle filler, Stainless Steel, XP BOTTLING EQUIPMENT PACKAGING EQUIPMENT

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Springboard is hiring a Lead Product Designer in San Francisco, CA

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Rotary Screw Cooker, Blentech #DM-28133-DHX, dual screw, 28″ x 11′, all Stainless Steel MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

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2000 gal. Stainless Steel processor tank, 7″ diameter x 7″ straight side, jacketed, 15 psi TANKS (VESSELS), GLASS LINED, HASTELLOY, MONEL, NICKEL, STAINLESS CHEMICAL, PETROLEUM, GAS & PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

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Square is hiring a Product Designer, Ecosystem Onboarding in San Francisco, CA

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The Politics of Vaping in San Francisco – November 26, 2019

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E-cigarette use has skyrocketed among teens, with one in four high school students nationwide saying they vaped in the last month.  Last spring, San Francisco’s board of supervisors considered a measure to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the city. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with KQED health reporter Laura Klivans to learn what happened next. […]
        

          

Gas Jet Oven, Fujimak #FGJ0A30NL, 2-zone, 304 Stainless Steel, 32″ W x 25′ L wire belt feed conveyor MISCELLANEOUS FURNACES, OVENS & PARTS FURNACES & OVENS

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Packers Insider: Green Bay finds cure for San Francisco hangover

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In a get-well game to rebound from a brutal loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 31-13.
      

          

Cal at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two), Dec 14

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO PURCHASED TICKETS FOR CAL AT HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (PARTS ONE AND TWO). OUR TICKETS SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THE DECEMBER 14 PERFORMANCES. PLEASE CONTACT THE CURRAN FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ALL PERFORMANCES. GO BEARS!

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD arrives at the Curran in Fall 2019. With record-breaking productions currently running in London, New York, and Melbourne, the San Francisco production will mark the fourth engagement of the smash hit play, as well as its West Coast premiere in North America. HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director. It made its Broadway premiere in April 2018, and is the most awarded show of the season, winning 25 awards in total, including six Tony® Awards.

Please Note: This is a TWO-PART play presented on the same day. Your Cal ticket package on December 14, 2019 is for BOTH PARTS in the same seat; curtain times are 2:00 p.m. for Part 1 (Run Time 2 hours and 40 minutes) and 7:30 p.m. for Part 2 (Run Time 2 hours and 35 minutes). You will have approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes between performances to eat, rest, and reset. Given an expected sellout for our show, and Union Square potentially very full of holiday shoppers, we encourage you to make any dining reservations in the area on the sooner side. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
          

Deloitte Greenhouse Experience Breakthrough Lab Producer - Senior - San Francisco, CA 94103

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Deloitte Greenhouse Experience Breakthrough Lab Producer - Senior Level The Deloitte Greenhouse is an advanced, immersive environment designed to accelerate breakthroughs....
          

Deloitte Greenhouse Experience Transition Lab Producer, Senior - San Francisco, CA 94103

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Deloitte Greenhouse Experience Transition Lab Producer, Senior The Deloitte Greenhouse is an advanced, immersive environment designed to accelerate breakthroughs. It...
          

Where to buy bulk pecans in shell? San Francisco preferred.

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I used to get pecans at the Santa Monica farmers market. I haven’t seen bulk pecans in the shell since. Rainbow? A farmers market?
          

Healthcare: RN / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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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 Oklahoma City, OK area for a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 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, care unit, ccu, intensive care, maternal, neonatal, nurse, nurse rn, psychiatric, surgery ()
          

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner | San Francisco, CA | Flexible Work Week | Jackson Physician Search

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California, Join a fast-growing and progressive Psychiatry clinic located in San Francisco! We are looking for an experienced PMHNP to join this exciting team focused on providing quality care through a mix of
          

Healthcare: RN / Medical Surgical - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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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 Oklahoma City, OK 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: cardiothoracic, care, care unit, intensive care, intensive care unit, maternal, psychatric, psychiatric, registered nurse, surgical ()
          

Save on Alaska Airlines during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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For one day only, Alaska Airlines is running a fare sale today, November 29. Prices start as low as $29 one-way (e.g., from Los Angeles to San Jose). There are also transcon flights from LA or San Francisco to New York starting at $89 one-way and from California to Hawaii starting at $129 one-way. You […]

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Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge at San Francisco (SFO) 11-17-2019

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On arrival at San Francisco International Airport on Alaska Airlines, I was able to use the Cathay Pacific Lounge in the south International Terminal. Alaska Airlines is building a new 8,500 square foot, rooftop lounge at Terminal 2.  This lounge should open sometime in 2020.  During construction, Alaska Lounge members are able to use the […]

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Other: RN / Telemetry - Scranton, Pennsylvania

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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 Scranton, PA area for a Telemetry Registered Nurse (RN), however if this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting 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! Associated topics: bsn, care, ccu, infusion, intensive care, neonatal, nurse, staff nurse, surgical, tcu ()
          

Re: Glenties, Co. Donegal

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Thank you for this lovely description of Glenties.
My own tree starts in Graffy with Owen Brennan (1841-1931) (whose children once in San Francisco became O'Brennan) and Nellie McLoone (1843-1915). Nellie's brother was Hugh McLoone, the Spirits Merchant in Glenties. The surnames in the extended family include: Molloy, Gallagher, Quinn, Timoney, McGuire, Toland, Moy, McDevit , and so on. Unfortunately, I am not sure if any of the family are still left in the area...

          

Lanzan una aplicación anti jet lag

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Los pasajeros de United Airlines ahora tienen una nueva forma científica de combatir el desfase horario denominado jet lag mediante una aplicación que describe el mejor momento para ver y evitar la luz, dormir y disfrutar de la cafeína para adaptarse rápidamente a una nueva zona horaria.


Se trata de una aplicación móvil desarrollada en asociación estratégica con Timeshifter, dirigida a clientes que vuelan a través de tres o más zonas horarias y será una herramienta útil para que administren su desfase horario mientras viajan por la red de rutas global de United. Además, los miembros de MileagePlus reciben acceso a un plan gratuito de cambio de horario de Timeshifter y los miembros Premier 1K reciben una suscripción gratuita con planes ilimitados.

"Queremos hacer todo lo posible para ayudar a mejorar la experiencia de viajar a través de zonas horarias, ya sea un viaje de negocios a Tel Aviv o unas vacaciones a Tahití, nuestros clientes deben llegar sintiéndose frescos y listos para comenzar a trabajar", ha señalado Luc Bondar, vice presidente de Lealtad y presidente de MileagePlus. "Timeshifter evita el desfase horario y en su lugar utiliza ciencia y algoritmos para diseñar un viaje personalizado, paso a paso, a través de las zonas horarias". Timeshifter fue desarrollado por los mejores investigadores en sueño y neurociencia circadiana.

La aplicación utiliza un algoritmo para personalizar los planes para los clientes en función de una serie de factores que incluyen el patrón de sueño normal, los detalles del vuelo y las preferencias individuales, creando un plan personalizado de alivio del desfase horario.

United vuela algunas de las rutas más largas del mundo, incluidos los dos vuelos más largos operados por una aerolínea estadounidense con servicio sin escalas entre Houston y Sydney y entre San Francisco y Singapur. La aerolínea opera 320 rutas a 120 destinos internacionales desde los EEUU.


          

Welcome! The dangers of Android phones to various scams involving hiring and Black Friday and some tips on staying safe and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on WGAN

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Welcome!  

Today there is a ton of stuff going on in the world of Technology and we are going to hit a number of topics from the dangers of Android phones to various scams involving hiring and Black Friday and some tips on staying safe -- so stay tuned.

For more tech tips, news, and updates visit - CraigPeterson.com

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Craig Peterson
Hey, hello, everybody. Craig Peterson here on the air at WGAN and all over the world on podcasts. You can listen to me by just going to Craig peterson.com slash iTunes that'll bring up the 800-pound gorilla podcast site.

You can also go to Craig Peterson dot com slash iTunes in and listen to my podcasts there, of course, and you can listen on right here to this station also on tune in radio. Additionally, listen to me when I'm on the air, three mornings a week now different stations different coverage. All of those end up on my podcast feed. I appreciate everybody who is going there and giving me a five-star rating. I know there are also a lot of people that are tuning in for the first time. Welcome. Welcome to all of you guys and gals. It is a wonderful, wonderful experience for me because we get new people, and I get to help teach you guys, help you to be able to understand the latest in technology. That's what I talk about every week. I have been in the technology business for many, many decades now. And I am still enjoying it. But you know, it's time for me to start giving back and start trying to help everybody understand what's going on. We spend a lot of time discussing security, what you should do for your home, what you should be doing for your Small Office/Home Office. Many of us, like me, work out of their houses now. That means you have different problems. When we catch China, Russia, and North Korea and then all of the criminal organizations all over the world. We've got all of those people trying to attack us. It gets very, very difficult to keep our data set. safe. And of course also, with all of the new technology, how do you use it? How do you make it work? Just this morning, we were on with a client, and they were meeting this is common, okay. But they were misusing the system that they have in place. They have a system that's in place to allow them to do diagrams, engineering diagrams. And unfortunately, the people they trusted to put it together to configure it, they did not do it anywhere near properly, nothing is SPECT, right, etc. And I know you'd think an engineering firm would understand that the specifications are there for a reason. They're there to be followed, right. And so the system has just been kind of, you know, hack together trying to make this thing work. And there ended up being an air coming up on their screen, and then the Good news, I guess for them is they had us be able to help them because I don't think there's anybody else out there. That is, you know, easy enough to find someone that could help them with this problem because the air looked like it was a licensing problem. The problem was that the database that they were using had lock records on it. Here's how they were using it. They have a database and applications that are running on this underpowered server. They were being accessed remotely by someone using a VPN on a laptop. And you know it all sounds pretty reasonable. The way they were doing it was running the application over on the laptop instead of on the server. So what they should have been doing is using either a virtual machine that that person could Connect remotely or use a terminal server that Microsoft provides. What happens is now he's running the app, the app is accessing the database via the VPN. So far, so good, right? Make sense? This virtual private network is letting his laptop think it's on the corporate network. This company has dozen-plus employees and a server with a database on it. The database is handling all the queries it's going through. Now, when you're talking about databases, I'm trying not to get too technical here, everybody. When you're talking about a database for a program, the database, hopefully, has what is called business rules in it. For instance, if you add a customer, you're not just putting one record in the database, you have a record that gives the basic information about the customer. It includes the name, maybe the address, and then you've got another record that's got the customer contact, who it is. Then there are also records about what they would buy for from us with totals, encounters, and things. It's called D normalizing a database. So all of these different records are created in different tables, maybe even different databases, but it's almost always one database. And so in order to keep all this information properly synchronized, because you don't want to have a record for the company, a business a client, and then have the, the your programs trying to access now how do I get ahold of this client and so it tries to go to the phone number database, so I'm just oversimplifying this slightly. Still, there's no record for the phone number database, you don't want that to happen. So what you do is you use a lock, and the lock helped to enforce these business rules to make sure Hey if I'm creating a new customer, I want to make sure I have their name, their address, the contact that we have. And so a contact record, and the type of company, maybe an inventory item, just in time stuff, whatever it might be, all of that needs to be there in the database. What happens is, there's what's called an atomic transaction. The database program, the software that you're running, identifies the customer contact and his records and returns the records for the company itself, the records for the inventory, and the shipping information records. And then it says, commit this all to the database. At that point, the database already has all of these records and reports it is ready to commit. Everything is there. What was happening with this client is they were on a VPN. And they were running the software over on the laptop. The software on the laptop was saying, Okay, so here's, here's the client we're dealing with, and we've got some new information for them. So let's insert this new information in the database. And so the database does a lock to hold. So we can get a customer number to generate all of this stuff in case somebody else is trying to do it. And then, the VPN connection goes away, or the laptop crashes. Something happens, right? Now, the application could crash crash, and if its on the server, the database could crash on the server, all of that stuff could happen. So when you get right down into it, there are tools to try and recover. But in this case, records were locked. They weren't lost. They were locked. So now when they went back in they were getting in an error message, they really couldn't understand what's going on here. Why? Why am I getting this error? We had to delve into it and contact the app developers and look at the databases, and then we had to remove the locks manually. Now, that's just great. We remove the locks. What that probably means they have a corrupted database, one that was corrupted silently, in a way that no one understands. And in some cases, if it's a real expensive application, it probably has stuff that does continuity checks and makes sure there's congruence between all the records. But that's not the case here. You know what it reminds me I saw the same thing at a doctor's office. They've been using the same software for many, many years. And the software uses a very, very basic database and This database, and I don't even know if I would call it a database, right? But I think of the old retrieve stuff if you're an old-timer like me, and what we used to do with those and which is great because it the beat trivalent, you put data out into files and then allows you to access it very, very quickly. But by today's standards, you would not consider that a database. So over the years, when they had a problem, they would just shut off the computer and then turn it back on, reboot, right. So now we're helping them win factory finish migration of all of their data from this very old it using 30-year-old technology, this ancient system for the doctors practice to a very modern one on Max, and it's cool the stuff they can do. You know, they can immediately while you're sitting there with the doctor, the doctor can check right away, what drugs you're on from other providers because the pharmacy that you use keeps all that information, it's all tied right in real-time. And the doctor can check for possible conflicts of some of these medications and immediately issue the prescription. So it's before you leave your consultation with the doctor. It's all done. It's just amazing for them, and they're having a hard time with some of these concepts. And I get that right. If you're using 30 old 30-year-old design software, which so many people are you know, some of these companies like Kronos, they have some new stuff, but they're selling some stuff that's just decades old. It's just been, you know, modified, modified. And so the basic concepts behind the software aren't there. So they had been turning off their computers. Off and on resetting control, alt, delete, right, all of those things that we've all done before. And their database was as corrupt as can be. And manual processes instead of automated processes to try and get their database up to snuff. So anyways, an engineering firm, we got it taken care of for them. Still, their databases almost certainly got corruptions in it, because they're not doing it as backed by the manufacturer. Right. And you'd think as I said, they know better. And we've got the doctor's office all up and running too. So that's good. So anyway, if you ever want to know a little bit about databases, you just learned it. When we come back. Hey, we're going to be talking about shopping Black Friday, Cyber Monday privacy. That's coming up today, and we're going to talk about Android again, and a whole lot more. Of course, you're listening to Craig Peterson online, Craig Peterson, calm and I'm WGAN

Hello, everybody, Craig heater song here hopefully you're enjoying today's show so far. Let's give a little bit of a rundown of what's coming up. We've got our Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping information coming right up here shopping and privacy on today's show the number of imposture retailers. It is crucial, and I'm going to help you understand these sites because they are the imposter websites is outnumbering the legitimate websites for retailers and we're getting caught all of the time. We're going to talk a little bit about the IM and MSP shingle to your business security. I saw this again, and some of these ms peas MSS peas are they break from shops is what we call them. In other words, you call them when you have a problem. They're not proactive. But it turns out now not only they're not good at security, but they are a massive target for hackers. We'll talk about how that's a problem for your business and some things you can do about that. Hiring issues. Right now. If you're looking for a job that some of this scam online application stuff with this going on will tell you more targeting and tackling here some ransomware on Windows, which is way way up. Big Data brokers and your information. We talked a little bit last week about what Google's doing with Project Nightingale, which is scary enough, but we're going to get into that.

Facebook is introducing a new payment system. You might remember they were trying to launch this whole cryptocurrency, and it fell flat. Well, we'll talk a little bit about this Calibre wallet that's coming to our way, and cellular throttling and why it cost AT&T a chunk of change. If you use AT&T, you may be getting a check. You will have to fill out some forms. Then I discuss how you can reduce vulnerabilities by ditching Android. It is amazing. There's a study that just came out. And this is an article from Wired magazine that I have up on my website at Craig peterson.com.

Android is not Android is not Android. Every manufacturer has a different version of Android. Now, some of the core modules are the same, but they have to add their device drivers. They typically add bloatware is what we call it to the phones, and of course bloatware, you also see in Windows computers a lot. And those are those ads that come up that lets you get all of these premium features. All you have to do is pay us extra. They're out there doing all of this. And so my warning has always been, if you are considering buying an Android phone, remember that it might only be good for six months. I'm not talking about the hardware; some of the equipment is great. When I say some of the phones only be suitable for six months. It's because the security patches that are going to be needed for your phone will no longer be available. And my accountant came by last week and he just bought a new Android phone I told him don't buy another Android get an apple get an iPhone. If you can't afford a new iPhone by you don't even have to buy us To buy a model or two older iPhone, you will be much much happier and you will be much, much safer. But he got another Android phone. Why did he ask me about or why did he bring up because he knows I'm not an Android fan, right? So. So when we're sitting down, he's, he's not going to be sitting there pulling his phone today, Greg, that's great. No android phone I have because he knows I'm going to be all right. And in this case, it was I bought this phone now a couple of months ago, and I can't get updates for it anymore. Two months, two months, he had that phone, and he couldn't get updates for his Android phone. So it's not even six months in some cases is a lot less than other cases it's longer. If you're going to make the mistake of buying an Android phone, make sure it is the number one model in volume in sales. That manufacturer right now is Samsung. And the goal with that, but here's this story. And I've got some stuff I wrote up about it.

Every android phone is unique. Because the manufacturers can freely create applications, they've got to make changes to the device drivers, the interfaces, the carriers, which then upload their information into the cellular tables that are in it. They might have a different transmitter than was planned for they go for the cheapest, cheapest. And so they've got to rewrite that low part of the operating system completely. You're getting that right now. Well, here's what we have just found. Every Android has pre-installed as of today. Now, remember, I'm saying that some of these phones you can't get security updates after six months and only two months in some cases. Maybe it's a year. But there's a study out right now, that is saying that on average when you buy an Android phone, there are 146 vulnerabilities pre-installed on your phone. So these are bugs in the software that Google has already fixed.
Some of these were zero-day attacks. Many of them weren't. But on average, your new Android phone, according to this study, already has 146 security vulnerabilities before you even open the box. Right. Now, does that make sense to you? Now, if you buy an iPhone, you're going to find that the first thing that you're gonna want to do is you set it up, you put in, your Apple account or you create one they're absolutely free. Apple does not harass you about any of this stuff. They give you iCloud backup automatically. But you're going to set up your iPhone. One of the very first things that it does is it updates itself.


Apple, just with the most recent release of its operating system going to look this up right now. Age of an iPhone six, they just recently stopped supporting their newest operating system that doesn't mean patches for security problems. But their newest operating system does not support the straight-six. It supports the six s but not the straight-six. So I'm looking right now in Wikipedia, and it was released there we go in on 24 14. So right now, while we're talking, it is more than five years old. It's been over five years since it was released. So Apple provided full support soup to nuts support for the software on iPhone sixes for more than five years. And that's very typical for Apple and the iPhones. So if you buy, you can still purchase the six ass I would not personally because it's not going to be fully supported. The next time we come up with another phone, so you know next year or maybe early in 2020. If you are considering buying an iPhone and you want to save some money, you can still buy a seven, or you can always buy an iPhone eight. You can even buy the 10. My mom, who is well into her 80s now, wanted to replace her phone. I think she had an iPhone four and she just last week returned it. I said they go out and buy because she was confused. I said, go out and buy the iPhone XR. That iPhone 10 XR, which she did. It is a great deal. It is a fantastic phone. And it's going to last year another five years with full software support from Apple. So keep that in mind. You can open that brand new box with your Android phone with 146 security bugs in it before you even open it up, and it's not going to update itself to the latest patches. None of that's going to happen. Depending on the phone in the manufacturer. But get an iPhone right forget all of this stuff about Android. I do not sell iPhones I to make money off of iPhones. I do not work for Apple. Okay. My company, however, is a certified Apple authorized Support Center

Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson, here on WGAN live online, you can find me at Craig peterson.com. I often have some of these free pop up pieces of training and I've been doing Facebook Lives lately and just trying to get the word out, helping people understand what is happening in technology today. And we're on show number 1037. Now, the way I number shows is that's actually week number 1037. We should have done some big deal when we hit show 1000 but I, I didn't I probably should have But anyhow, so that's 1037 weeks of being on the air every week, which is pretty amazing when you get down to it and it's thanks for You guys, I so appreciate what you guys do by listening and supporting the stations I'm on and of course listening to the podcast and and the easiest way, by the way if you are an avid listener, if you will, is to go to Craig Peterson comm slash iTunes. And if you wouldn't mind, give me a five-star review and, and let me know what you think of the show right there. And I do read those and a quick shout out to people on the air frequently. I do.

Now, you know, I mentioned a little bit earlier than I do a lot of computer security. And it's a huge deal, and it's very, very difficult. I also mentioned these break-fix shops. Those are businesses that do computer support, but basically, you call them when there's a problem as opposed to them being proactive and taking care of issues for you. Which is what my company and I do alright, so there you go. That's what I do. Well, let's get into this whole MSP thing. I am an MSP RIR, and MSP managed security services provider. And I want to roll the clock back because I have something here that I remember pretty well. And then I want to talk about it because I have a cup of coffee in front of me. And it's sitting on a napkin. And so I want to tell you a little bit of background. And this has to do with experience, really, and knowledge if you're old enough to remember the whole y2k thing. And the biggest problem with y2k was, hey, and we've been writing software for years that rely on next year, being One year more than this year. Back then, we had to be very careful with all of our data and how much storage we were using. Instead of storing the year as we do now as 1975, we would save the year as just 75. Hey, it's not going to matter for another, what, 35 years. Y2k is going to cause the world to come to an end because nothing's going to work. That is, it had only been 50 years that this code. And we all know that there was a whole industry that developed to help companies make sure they are y2k compliant. Some people wrote software that reviewed other software to make sure that these mistakes weren't in it. And then y2k came and went with very, very few incidents.


Now, the reason people were worried about was legitimate. If you had an older GPS this year, say one that was more than five years old, maybe ten years old, you might have noticed that it stopped working? Did you see that? And the reason these things stopped working was the same problem everybody was worried about and y2k while almost the same problem. And that is counters rolled over from the GPS satellites. If you didn't have a big enough counter on your GPS receiver, you were in big trouble. The satellites themselves were fine. It was your little GPS receiver that's built into your navigation system, right.


Huge deal. You had to buy a new one. Well, it's a much bigger deal for the bank, but thinking what else was happening around the year 2000. I started building commercial internet properties as soon as it became legal because I'd been on the internet since the early 1980s. I've been designing and helping to design and implement internet solutions since the early 1980s. And I've been doing network work, and computer network works professionally since 1975. I've been doing security work, managed security for my clients since the early 1990s. There was a lot of work done out there. I go back now and think about the late 1990s. My coffee mug is sitting here on a napkin. And you know, you go to a coffee shop, the napkins are three by three inches square, give or take. And if you are getting a muffin, you might get a napkin that you could unroll, and that's maybe what eight and a half by 11. Give or take, right? It's pretty big. Well, in the mid to late '90s, people were going to specific coffee shops. I remember this so well out in Silicon Valley in California. They went to these p coffee shops because it was where angels hung out. Angels are people who if you don't know, invest money in early-stage startups, in other words, when a company is first going, and so if I were today to talk to an angel and say, Hey, I need some money, the angel would say, Okay, well, let's look at the business plan. We go through all the financials, I better have some customers already some sort of a proof of concept, minimum viable product that I can show them and say, yeah, look at this is looking really good. So I need 1,000,005 million to take this to the next level. Well, back then, in the late 90s. They would sit and have coffee with one of these angel investors. And they'd say, hey, I've got an idea for a business and they pull out a napkin. And they take a, pencil and they would sketch on the back of that napkin. What their idea why it's because it's going to be great. And the investors just based on that napkin, no product, no team, nothing but an idea. Based on that napkin, the investors were giving out five and $10 million checks to these people who, in my mind, were, were, fraudsters. You know, they convince themselves that they had the best idea in the world, and they were going to become the next billionaire. Maybe the first billionaire under 20 years old. A lot of these investors, Of course, we're a little older, and they didn't know how to deal with the internet. They didn't know much about it and very immature back in the late 90s. Although I'd already been on it for 30 years, well, you know, around it for 30 years and on for more than 20 then, so they were giving them crazy money just based on a napkin. So what does everybody do? Well, where's the money while the money is on the internet, and it's out in the Bay Area of San Francisco, San Jose. So I'm going to go out there. And some of these people, literally, I knew people that did this, they hopped on an airplane. They flew out to San Jose, with the intent of going to one of these coffee shops or about a half a dozen of them, that were known to be frequented by angel investors and venture capitalists. And it's kind of like somebody flying to LA Working Yeah, I'm an actor, and they're working in a coffee shop. And they're Bariza hoping to get spotted by that director to get their big break. A big problem. And because everybody saw that the internet was the place to be. Everybody hung up a shingle about the internet. So stick around. We're going to talk more about this. We're going to tie this into exactly what's happening today, to you to your business, when it comes to security. And so many of these firms that are out there right now trying to sell you stuff. So stick around. We'll be right back.

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Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig beater song here. Of course, we're on WGA. And we are online, Craig Peterson calm. And good news. I'm on pretty much every podcasting platform out there. And I've had more than 20 million podcast downloads since I started podcasting 15 years. The numbers are picking up. We just had got another 100,000 downloads recently. I'm pretty jazzed with that. It is all because of you guys. The more you are of you who subscribe to my podcast, the more it gets noticed, and the more people hear about it, and of course, then what that means is, we're able to help more people, and that's why I'm here. It is a labor of love. Alright, so let's get into the rest of the story from what I was talking about earlier, which is if you missed it, I talked a little bit about the history of the internet and internet investment. These companies that were spun up from a business plan that was nothing more than a rough sketch on the back of a napkin at a coffee shop. Okay. It's a big deal here. But we'll let's think about some of the biggest failures on the internet. And you've heard of some of these. You've probably heard of like pets.com let me just run through a few here. Ship raise 62 million dollars and failed. That's SHYPBP raised 149 million before they got wiped out. Juicer, all Yeah, that's a reasonably recent one 118.5 million pepper tap 51 million Sprague 56 million yak yak 73 million. And you can go online, look for some of these things. I found an article that had 323, startup failures, and post-mortems for all of them going back, just kind of way back. But, you know, back to 2014, which isn't the start of the internet, right. That's not the reach. The time we're talking. Okay. Timo meter, and this is a great one, by the way. Multiply $30 times one client times 24 months. Wow, we'll be rich. Okay. They got funding, right. Why didn't we get funding? Why didn't you get funding right with your great idea? So everybody started throwing their hat into the ring. They were going to these coffee shops out in Silicon Valley pitching and hopefully come with a good idea.

Of course, the investors wanted to have a billion-dollar company. Hey, it's not so bad. I put, you know, 5 -10 million in and I'm able to take a billion dollars out with a big company that's got a 5 billion valuation right. Wow, we're all going to be rich. And of course, that is the extremely rare case. So let's fast forward to today. And talk a little bit about what's happening right now. I've got an article up on my website that we put together called "I am an MSP shingle and your business security." Think of that word shingle. We talked about all of these. I don't know what to call these people, because they were out trying to get money for their ideas and were quite convincing. They weren't thieves, necessarily, although some of them probably were. But they didn't know any better. They didn't know what they should have known. Today, of course, the internet's much more mature. It's still not fully mature. It's changing every day, the way things are sold and marketed and used, and everything on the internet is just constant change. But right now, what are we talked about on this show before when it comes to open jobs, we know that the economy pretty much has full employment. But for the past three years, I think ever started ever since I started running the webinars for the FBI info guard program, ever since I started running those. There's indeed been somewhere between one and a half and 3 million open cybersecurity jobs. So Let's get right down to the economics of all of this. And I, I was following some stuff, and I've been developing material carefully in the industry because this is kind of the industry that I'm in. And I found out something that I thought was just kind of a DA moment, right? That's when you hear something, and it's I should have thought of that. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Right. We all have those. And so I had this moment, which is, if you have been a break-fix shop of what you've been doing is you take a call from somebody, and you sell them a computer, or you g a call from somebody, and you go out, and you spend two hours with them and you charge them three or 400 bucks for that service call. First of all, I don't think that serves the customer very well because the customer is going to be worried about calling you and the poor person that's having the problem doesn't want the boss to get upset because they called you right? So that's not helping the business very much. And on the other side, if you're trying to sell hardware nowadays, you know, we'll sell someone at $3,000 $4,000. workstation for one of their employees to use not even a high end one. And our margin is like 50 bucks on it. Nowadays. It obviously depends on the manufacturer, but there's like no margin in that business anymore. So if you were faced with that, if you owned a company, that all they really did was they sold some computer hardware when there was a refresh. And you went out and you did some repairs and some telephone support. And what would you be thinking? Why are retailers closing on you're basically a retailer? That's the business you're in. You're competing against Amazon, you're competing against Dell online, you're competing against all these guys. So what I've noticed happening, and I've noticed it because my company is what's called a master managed security services provider. We're a master security services provider because we work with these smaller companies that don't have the security expertise, and they know it.

Now there, there's a lot of people that don't know it. We just talked about all of these failures. Back in the boom days of the internet, hundreds of millions of dollars, billions just went down the drain. So some of these people think they know enough, but they don't. So they'll come to somebody like us, who is a master managed security services provider, and we'll be the people behind the scenes designing the networks and security infrastructure. They can meet the DFARS requirements or ITAR or HIPAA or PCI or some of them, many, many TLA's and FLA's out there, right. TLA is is a three-letter acronym, and an FLA is a four-letter acronym. So in business, we all have those. But that's what they'll do. Now, I got to tell you, the vast majority and I'm going to say 99% from my personal experience. And so I don't know what the real numbers are. I don't think anybody has the actual numbers for this. But, and I'm going to say 99% because I have never seen an exception to this rule. But 99% of these companies out there don't know enough to make the right decisions or to help the customer make the right decisions when it comes to security. Now, this presents a huge problem for everybody. Because we have all of these people who were PC repairs and Windows support people, these companies relied on Windows coming out with a new version from Microsoft. And it will work on your old hardware because you need more memory, you need more space on your desk, you need to have a faster computer to run Windows eight, right? And then Windows 10 comes out. And a lot of people what they've done over the years is they say, you know, my machine is old, it's slow. It's cluttered. I could probably reload windows and get my speed back. But I just assumed by new computer, and that's what these people relied on for literally a couple of decades here. You are in the crosshairs of hackers if you're a business and even if you're just a regular home user. Oh my gosh, the problems you guys all have because now the hackers have figured out that these companies that call themselves managed services providers, but don't have enough knowledge about security, to protect even themselves adequately. These so-called managed services providers have now become a significant target for the hackers, including nation-state, think about it for a second. If you've hired a managed soft or managed services company of some sort, you've given them access to all of your computers, and they probably have your passwords, right? They have all of this stuff. There is an attack going on right now against Connect wise and directly against Ms. Peas. They've scanned the internet to find anybody that mentions MSP on their website, and then they start attacking them. Cause they have the keys to the kingdom, your kingdom. So here's the advice to minimize your risk.

We had two weeks ago an attack that hit an IT services firm Everest, which is a subsidiary of NTT, one of the largest MSP is in Spain. They had to shut everything down, cut network links, try and figure out what happened. And in this case, it was ransomware. But they're also going straight for the data. It's happening every day. Okay, this is one of the largest, so yeah, my gosh, Here's what you have to do. You have to treat your managed security services provider as an insider risk. Just like any employee, you have your own IT staff. They are a risk to your business. They have access to All of your intellectual property, your client lists your employee records, right? They have access to all of it. So treat them like an insider. Understand the risks, do not let them keep your passwords or other information. And what we do for our clients is we never keep them. We cannot tell you what your password is, and we have to reset it. And we use specialized software, that when we access one of our client's computers, it keeps track of the right passwords and those are changed frequently and can be changed. Every time a technician connects, it is a huge deal, there you go. Some people are hanging out their shingle, saying I'm an MSP. Be very careful if you treat them like an insider, and mitigate your risks. All right, when we come back, by the way, in the next hour, we're going to be talking about online shopping. You're listening to print Peterson on WGAN.

Hey, hello everybody, Craig Peterson here on WGAN online at Craig peterson.com. I appreciate everybody being with us today. We went through a bunch of stuff in the last hour. And we talked about, you know, MSP insider threats a little bit. I want to finish up the whole thing about insider threats. People have been asking if they should treat any managed services provider, break-fix shop, or any third party who is taking care of our computer equipment as an insider with a potential insider threat. So how do we treat insiders and this whole insider threat thing? Well, I should do a training on this up pop-up training.

The veryfirst thing you have to do is figure out what is your most valuable asset in your business. Now, for most of us, it's our intellectual property. Frankly, those are our plans, our designs, our engineering diagrams, and it's our money, you know, bank account information, employee information, anything that could cause you to fail an audit. If you get audited, do you have all of the records? But if you are in a business that requires that you have security, what's going to happen when they come in and audit, okay, so any of that sort of data is information that you should protect. That means a lot of different things. I've taught some courses on this before, but it includes things like segmenting your networks so that people who don't need to get it at data can't get the data. In this day and age, for the truly paranoid, we see this more and more, it's called a zero-trust network. So people or machines can only get at things that you explicitly allow. So it isn't as though anyone in accounting can get to this, it's this person in the accounting can get to this. So all of your data is segmented. And again, don't let them keep your passwords. Try and do some of the administration stuff yourself, at least on the password side. Change the password and save it in an encrypted password manager to keep track of those passwords. Then when you have to call your managed services provider or your break-fix shop or, or your niece, whoever it is, who's taking care of your computers, you give them the password for that machine. They can get on and can do their thing. They get everything working, you watch them as they're working, which is another thing that we do. We're only on the machine when there's someone else watching, remotely. And we record all those sessions. By the way, anytime any one of our techs gets onto any machine, we have someone watching them. That is important. When the tech completes their work change the password.

The whole idea here is that they don't need to have them. And as I mentioned before, we've seen a growing number of managed services providers from around the world being targeted and compromised by hackers, including the large ones. That goes to show again, and even the big guys aren't as concerned about security. Or maybe they don't know enough about security as they should be. I was out at a prospect's place just a couple of days ago. We're talking with them about their managed services provider that they had. I mentioned earlier, this 99% number, and this is my number. But I say 99% because I have yet to find a single managed services provider that is doing security reasonably well. I have yet to find one. And that's kind of bad news, frankly, when you get right down to it. And so that's why I say 99%, right, I give the 1%. Now, I know there are Managed Security Services Providers that know how to do it, but this is a challenging world. Bottom line, is if you can find someone that you trust 100% implicitly, they are not keeping your password, not getting into machines, without permission, then you have to trust them as an insider, basically, an employee that you kind of trust, but you don't absolutely imagine and make sure obviously, you keep those employees in line too. We're going to be coming up here in just very soon, actually another segment or two, with what you need to worry about for your holiday shopping. I want to start this whole thing off by talking about what you should be doing and how to verify a site and whether it's legitimate because it turns out there are three times more fake shopping sites than there are real ones out there. So be very, very careful of that. Now, before we get into that, let's do about these bogus hiring scams, it confuses me because when you get down to it, we have such high employment rates right now. It makes you wonder why the bogus ones are having such success out there. I don't know. Maybe people are just trying to look for a raise because there are so many great job opportunities. I don't know. Okay, employment is at an all-time high. With the economy buzzing like this, finding workers for seasonal part-time work is getting harder and harder. Think about what Black Friday means. Black Friday is when retailers finally become profitable or "in the black" as far as books go. It's not quite as true as it used to be. It used to be that most of the year retailers operated in the negative and it took until right around Thanksgiving before things turned around, because that's when people start shopping for the holidays. So these employers are now having to compete with the spam employment opportunities on top of it all. And the whole online application process is just fraught with opportunities for fishers to glean all the information they could need to impersonate you. So you've got to be very careful, and one of the things you can do, and this is the same thing if you're looking to purchase online, is verify that you did not end up on a scam site. So bottom line, if you're looking for a job, and most people are going to start their job search on Google, which is an okay place to start, and they might top in or type in seasonal opportunities. Just yesterday, I was sitting with my wife, and she did a download to the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint. We subscribe to Office for all of our employees, including my wife, as she helps out with the business. Anyway, she did a Google search, and instead of "office," she typed "orifice," and you know slip up, and you know how it is when you kind of automatic type sometimes. She typed for Microsoft for this download, and we got results that were all scam websites. It was all set up to make you think that you were on the Microsoft Office website and that you were downloading legitimate Microsoft Office software. I was sitting right next to her. I suspect many of you might have clicked on some of that stuff, you never know what's going to happen? Because again, she was automatic typing, she didn't notice she had mistyped it. And she might not have seen these sites weren't a legitimate site. So you have to keep an eye on that. If you're looking for part-time jobs and they come up in the Google results, you might try typing in the website directly. So let's say you want to take a part-time job, but Walmart or Target or something, go to the Target.com website and make sure it's legit. How do you make sure it's legit? Well, we're going to talk about that a little later in this hour. We're going to talk about verifying the shopping sites, but if you go to their website, and if there are multiple pages on the website that all look legit like there's a real shopping cart, there's real stuff online, there's real privacy, disclaimers, etc. That's probably a real target site, and it's not a scam site. And then you can go ahead and fill out the Hiring information. I would be cautious about putting in things that are a little too personal. You want to give them your background and a way to contact you. But be careful with things like your social security number or bank account numbers. Many employers nowadays are asking for your social media account information. So it's one thing to say while you can go to twitter.com slash Craig Peterson and you'll see my Twitter feed. It's quite another to give them access to your Twitter account, and some of them are asking for that. They want your Twitter account username and password and your Facebook username and password. Because many times we are sending stuff using direct messages back channels, hidden channels that they're not going to see when they go to your public-facing Twitter page or Facebook page. And so Martin Employers are saying hey, listen, we want to have a good inside look at your social media account. So I would not give them any that sort of information. Remember if it is a scam, even if it's not a scam if they get hacked, which has happened before to target all of the TJ Maxx, guys, etc. that information could leak out. Alright, so I'll stick around when we come back we're going to talk about tackling ransomware and Windows. And we're going to also talk about a new payment system that's was announced and then we'll finish up with what you should be doing for the holidays. You're listening to Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig peterson.com. I am on pretty much every major podcast platform. Thanks for listening today. Stick around. I'll be right back.

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Let's get into this. We got a couple more quick security articles. Just general information here about Windows and Facebook, and then we're going to get into Black Friday scams, and of course it doesn't just go for Black Friday, this is throughout much of the holiday shopping season; actually, these all apply all year. Then we have these fake retailer sites I'll tell you about them how they're popping up and, and a little bit more about the signs. We covered that in that last segment a little bit when we were talking about the hiring scam, so stick with us today. We got a lot more to cover here before we're off the air, hard to believe two hours, can go by so fast. So let's start with windows here. Ransomware has been a problem for a long time. And for those that don't know, ransomware is where some software gets on your computer. There are a lot of mechanisms for nowadays, but it gets on your computer, it encrypts your files so that they become useless to you. And then it asks for money, the typical payment in Bitcoin, which is, by the way, attributed to be the number one reason Bitcoin Bitcoin has risen in price, and I can see that.


There is a new study released. We've got more than 1 billion Windows operating system powered PCs in use in the world today. And that makes them a huge target for hackers. Now, just this morning, I was talking with one of our engineers, and I was saying how impressed I am with Microsoft recently. Since Balmer and Gates left, it has been a fantastic, amazing company. They've been able to maintain compatibility with older software right now for the most part while increasing their security, and they have turned a lump of coal into something that's, that's worthwhile, right? I still don't think it's anywhere near as good as something like Mac OS is on the apple side. But not everybody can run Mac OS, not everybody understands it. So major kudos to our friends over at Microsoft. It's amazing. But they are a big target, and they do have a large attack surface. In other words, there are a lot of things in Inside Microsoft Windows that can be and are currently under attack. You have to be kind of leery about some of these potentially unwanted applications that are on your machine. You might have heard me mentioned before some of the bloatware that gets installed by the computer sellers. And what they do is they load up all their programs. And they get paid. It's like five bucks. They'll get paid to load 50 different games, and you know, anti-spyware, software, and McAfee or Norton, all software that is practically useless to you. And then you have to spend hours removing that bloatware from your computer. But it's not just the bloatware that's out there. There are crypto coin miners installed on our computers, unbeknownst to us. There are all kinds of vulnerability exploits Trojans, and nowadays, ransomware and what's called file-less malware. Fileless malware is why 100% of the antivirus solutions that are out there today don't work anymore because it's a file, so it never hits the disk, so they don't have a chance to examine it. So having white label type of antivirus not white-labeled, but whitelist might be beneficial. But even in those cases, there's a lot for us consider. Now we're finding ransomware that's crypto locking, is growing, the number of attacks is growing. The number of successful computer accesses is growing. Now, to me, the most disappointing part of the numbers as I've looked through this in some detail, in this report that came out.

The thing that disappoints me the most is much of the time. They are using exploits that have been around available for a couple of years or more. Many of these were patched by Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle years ago. These are the ones that upset me the absolute most. We see now, the most significant year-on-year increase of any malware in the ransomware community, almost 75% increase since last year. So if you know someone that has had ransomware and I bet you you do somewhere in your circle of acquaintances, I don't think he would have to go out too deep right. I think it is about a 75% increase. According to Bit Defender, the number of ransomware reports dropped in the first half of the year due to one big hacking group called Grandacrab, who throttled down their efforts due to ramped-up law enforcement efforts. Now, ransomware is rising again, as these new ransomware groups are emerging to fill the void left by Grandacrab. I'm not going to go through the names of all of this different type of ransomware. These profit-motivated cybercriminals and they're just spending a little bit of time and a little bit of money because the to buy this ransomware. Some of this stuff is even licensed now. Where they have to, they download it for free. They can try it out on so many people, and then they have to go to a registration site and buy a license to use the ransomware. And then off it goes in that can be just 100 bucks. It's incredible. Here but they're also saying that they're seeing reports of miners and Phylis malware out there too. So coin miners, those are where you go to a website, then you know how the site says, Hey, can we send you news updates and you say allow or disallow yes or no on that you've seen those before, right? Those are not all illegitimate. Many of them are, most of them are legitimate. But that's how the coin miners are working. And so they will embed some code in a website, a legal site, and the coin miner will then start using your web browser to mine for various types of like Bitcoin type currencies that are out there. Okay. So we see a lot more in the ransomware style. We've got to be very, very careful. And about 40% of the population of the 1 billion people that use Windows about 40% admit the They have not applied security patches even though they're available. So make sure you ask them nowadays you don't have to go out and spend a lot of money to buy a license for Windows, you can pay monthly. And you don't have to worry about Windows upgrades anymore, because included. That's what we do with all of our customers; we include everything. Okay, we try and make it very, very easy for them. This article, as well as all of the other ones I've talked about today, and a few others we're not going to be able to get to today are all up on my website at Craig peterson.com. Please visit me there, you'll learn about the pop-up pieces of training. I have some of the Facebook Lives. The themes for the week and all of that stuff. You know, I'm not going to spam you with marketing messages. I'm just trying to get this out the truth out, Craig Peterson dot com. Hey, stick around. We'll be right back here listening on WGAN and online as well.

Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson calm and on your favorite podcasting app. And please do spend a minute and subscribe if you haven't already. Well, we talked about cryptocurrencies, many, many times, when they first started coming out for started rising to prominence. I had set up a little mining operation to figure it out, and I had my wallet and everything and, and it was a little too late in the game to find Bitcoin, like right off the bat. That's why I stopped because I was only interested in finding out more about the technology. So you have to use it if you want to understand it. That's kind of the bottom line on it. And I looked at it as kind of a gimmick, and of course, we now know that the cybercriminals online found Bitcoin To be phenomenal when it comes to being able to get paid in a more or less, kind of a quiet way, right? Where people are not aware of where the money's coming or going. Now, remember that Bitcoin is not anonymous. None of this data is genuinely anonymous, bottom line, but it is kind of, you know, private, more or less. So they use it for pain ransoms. I attended an excellent briefing by the Secret Service about how they tracked down some of the bad guys that are using Bitcoin. And it was frankly fascinating, and how they've been successful at that. So don't think that you're going to somehow because you're using a cryptocurrency going to be out of the reach of the hands of the law because you're not going to be okay criminals will get caught. But we had another end enterprise, and I don't like it. Some people would probably call them a criminal enterprise called Facebook out there. And you might remember Facebook decided they were going to come up with this whole new network, they're going to do Libra and it was going to be a cryptocurrency. Now, cryptocurrencies are getting to be a serious business. You have, for instance, the government of China active in developing a cryptocurrency. China frankly, wants to be able to have a currency that they control that they can peer into the becomes the International Monetary standard, instead of the U.S. dollar. So China has been working on this for about five years, and frankly, next year, I think you can expect that China is going to have a state back state-sponsored cryptocurrency that they're going to be pushing all over the world. They are going to try and get oil valued in their cryptocurrency. I think that's a bit of a problem for us here in the U.S. and will be a challenge for our economy too. But when we look at somebody like Facebook, where they're trying to set up this network, called the Libra network, I was thinking good thoughts about it.


I know you are wondering, wait a minute, is this the Craig I've grown to know over the years What's going on here? I was kind of happy about it, as it possible for anyone anywhere in the world to have a financial transaction with you. For instance, I know some ladies who are in Africa, and they're impoverished women and trying to make ends meet and just have not been able to earn $100 a month. And many of these women are brilliant. Some of them are entrepreneurs, and they want to get a business going. And this particular group of women is now making themselves available after a friend of mine trained them here been in some technology, how to use computers and how to be a virtual assistant system. They are making themselves available as a virtual assistant. What could be more accessible for these women, and for the people who might want to hire them, than to make their transactions a cryptocurrency of some sort? A currency that they could use at their home that we could use at home. A currency that we could trust to a high degree. Remember, coins like if you have a U.S. dollar bill that you want to spend, the only reason it's worth anything, is because it's considered to be Legal Tender backed by the United States government. Now it isn't supported by silver anymore or gold anymore but deemed to be reasonable, legitimate currency. Initially, the Facebook Libra network announced they had a dozen or more of the foremost financial institutions in the United States. They would all work together and cooperate in developing this currency. Now, several reasons got squashed, not the least of which is governments and wanting to tax them and not being able to track some of the transactions easily. But I'm sure Facebook would have provided the governments with all the transaction information they wanted. Okay. So frankly, it would make it even easier for governments to track transactions than it is now. But the thing I loved about it was thinking about these women that my friend trained over in one of the poorest countries in Africa and how it would change their lives. I don't know if you've watched those some of this stuff here on micro-investments or watch how they're working. There's one organization called Shanta (https://www.shantafoundation.org) that quite impresses me. They're working in Myanmar. Interesting what they're doing, but when the basic idea with micro-investments is that somebody like you, were I, we might put $1,000 into this. And you've got someone in some countries somewhere that wants to buy a cow for the milk, and they're going to sell the milk, or they want to buy a goat or for the milk or whatever it might be micro to us. And so they're lent $100 to start a business. And they go out, and they get that business going, and they repay the loan, and that money is just put right back into another loan to another person that wants to do it. I've been following these micro-investments, and am very, very impressed with what many of these places are doing. And that led me to notice something else, which was the presence of phones, just regular cell phones that can send text messages, not smartphones. But the presence of phones and cell service coming into these tiny, tiny villages. And how most women were taking these phones. And we're using them to create businesses to support themselves and their families. Just absolutely amazing and many of these women, in fact, I think almost all of the ones my friends been teaching our single women, they've been either abandoned by their husbands Or the kids, Father, whatever you might want to call them. And they have to do all of the support. And so they're spending a whole month's wages, they're spending $100 to go through this program, this one-month long program that my friend runs. And so she's been looking for donations of laptops, just regular windows laptops, to help these women out as well. But these women get these cell phones and just with the cell phone now, there is some technology out there right now we don't use it in this country. Still, in several other developing countries that they can send money to people and receive money to people just using text messages. So just using their cell phones brought them out of extreme poverty. Now you know, we have poverty in the U.S., but poverty in the new in the U.S. looks like somebody that's upper class in these countries does. Okay. We don't know what poverty is. What we call poverty isn't, you know,' it's just astounding to me. So I got excited when I saw this whole idea behind the Libra network and what Facebook was doing with Calibra wallet. So we got to go for break, and we're going to come back I'm going to finish this up because there's something new and exciting that's happening in this space now. And then we're going to get into our Black Friday scams, and some more fake retailer sites. If you want more details, you're going to have to go to my website at Craig Peterson dot com. I'm not going to be able to cover it entirely in either the radio show today here on WGAN or my podcasts. You can find my Podcasts on pretty much every podcasting platform or my website, Craig Peterson dot com stick around, more to come

Hey, Craig Peterson, back here on WGAN. I can't believe it's been two hours since we've been together today. Man does time fly. So going back because I want to finish up our last topic here about the microtransactions and about what our friends at Facebook had been doing trying to put a cryptocurrency in place. It completely fell apart about a month ago. Facebook is planning to start rolling out something called Facebook Pay on messenger and on Facebook itself. Today, it's going to be initially available for fundraisers person to person payments, event tickets, in-game purchases, and from some pages and some businesses that are on the Facebook marketplace. And they're planning on bringing this to more people and more places. They're going to be adding not just messenger, but adding Instagram and WhatsApp to this. So basically, what they're trying to do now is use this technology to make it possible for people to pay each other no matter where they are. Now, you already know because you're just listening, you already know that I think that's a unique idea. And that is going to lift people out of poverty. Just like capitalism has, it's the best system the world has ever invented, to lift people out of poverty. And if Facebook successful this, they will save lives as well. And of course, there's the other side, Facebook's going to make a ton of money on this. Because they're going to, obviously they'll have some form of transaction fees, and they'll be making some money over that. Okay, so we got more stuff we're not going to get to today because I want to get to the Black Friday scams and the retail stuff. There either is a new secret consumer score that you have never heard of before. And I am not, unfortunately, to get time to do much. With that, I say now it's been out there for probably the better part of a decade. I found some information about it from the New York Times back in 2012, and the Wall Street Journal back in 2018. There is a scoring system that's keeping track of us, and one with which you are probably not familiar. So that's up on my website, Craig peterson.com and 18 T's and green to pay $16 million to settle a legal dispute over smart throttling smartphone plans. So they came to that agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. Okay, so now into Black Friday scams. These are happening all the time. They are souped-up during Black Friday and Cyber Monday when there's a lot of people buying stuff online, and I'll let's get into it here. This shopping fever lasts for about four days right now. Some sites like Walmart start on Wednesday, and others are ready underway here. But let's go into some of these top scams. Man, we've only got about 10 minutes left here.

So number one, this is a great article. It's from Heimdal Security dot com. I've got it up on my website at Craig Peterson dot com. If the website insistently asks you to download its application. Now, we already probably have apps from merchants. I've got Amazon, for instance, there are apps from Walmart Target, Ollie Express, Rakuten, Barnes and Noble, and the little guys are having a hard time competing there, but they try nonetheless. Now, a lot of these websites are going to talk you into downloading their mobile apps. And there's nothing wrong with that. But remember that not all of these retailers are legit, and not all of the legitimate retailers the apps are legitimate because it's rare that they would be developing the app themselves. So they probably had a third party do it. Who knows, right? So don't just willy nilly install apps from retailers are going online number two, the website looks fishy. And of course, this is pH fishy. And what that means is you might be on a cloned site. Right now, there are I was saying three earlier, but I was wrong. According to research from Venafi, they were looking at what is called TLS certificates. These are SSL certificates used basically if the website says HTTPS, then they're using TL. So they examine these. And they found that there are four times more fake retailer sites than the real one. Okay? So there are typos, squatting domains. I mentioned one of them earlier in the show today that my wife accidentally typed orifice instead of office when she's tr

          

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STAMFORD, Conn.Nov. 26, 2019 – NBC Sports’ Thanksgiving week NFL coverage begins this Thursday with a special primetime matchup in Atlanta, as Matt Ryan and the Falcons host Drew Brees and the NFC South-leading Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage continues with Sunday Night Football on Dec. 1, as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots visit Deshaun Watson and the Texans at Houston’s NRG Stadium in a battle between two AFC division leaders. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America, followed by SNF at 8:20 p.m. ET.

This week’s action, which features three first-place teams (Houston, New England, and New Orleans), ties the mark for the most combined wins (29) by the four teams competing on NBC in primetime during Thanksgiving week (NBC began airing the Thanksgiving night game in 2012).

The Saints (9-2) enter Week 13 in first place in the NFC South following a 34-31 win over Carolina. Brees passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns, while kicker Wil Lutz converted the game-winning, 33-yard field goal as time expired. Saints WR Michael Thomas, who had 10 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown last week, leads the league in receptions (104) and receiving yards (1,242) this season, and is on pace to surpass Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison (143 in 2002) for the most catches in a single season in NFL history.

Atlanta (3-8) has won two of its past three games, including a 26-9 victory over the Saints in New Orleans on Nov. 10, highlighted by two Matt Ryan touchdown passes and 2.5 sacks from DT Grady Jarrett. Ryan has 49,654 career passing yards and earlier this season, surpassed Hall of Famer Warren Moon (49,325) for the 10th-most passing yards in NFL history.

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The two-hour PFT Live provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers. The program is a simulcast of NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live national program that airs daily beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

PODCASTS

NBC Sports’ football podcasts provide extensive weekly offerings from NBC Sports’ most popular personalities and present special guests, exclusive interviews, and robust conversations across all of football on The Peter King Podcast, Chris Simms Unbuttoned, PFT PM, and Rotoworld Football. While The Peter King Podcast features intimate discussions with the NFL’s top players, Chris Simms Unbuttoned and PFT PM dive into deep conversations around the sports’ hottest topics, and Rotoworld Football explores fantasy implications for fans. For the first time this season, Rotoworld Football will debut four episodes per week, including a new Sunday night episode diving into the weekend’s results. In addition, The Mike Tirico Podcast will debut new episodes throughout the 2019 NFL season featuring exclusive interviews with the league’s top players and personalities. New episodes of NBC Sports podcasts are available for download each week on all major podcast platforms including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA

    • SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its seventh season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look around each SNF city, as well as access inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field, and on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time. In addition, SNF on Instagram will utilize Instagram stories to maximize fans’ exposure to the Sunday Night Football
    • SNF ON TWITTER: Using tweets, photos, and videos, @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players.
    • SNF ON SNAPCHAT: For the second season, NBC Sports’ Snapchat account will be creating content on the platform at each Sunday Night Football game, including Kickoff and from the SNF The NBC Sports Snapchat account will take fans behind the scenes to the FNIA set and around cities where Sunday Night Football comes to town, utilizing lenses and filters to customize content specifically for the Snapchat audience.
    • SNF ON FACEBOOK: – At nearly 3.7 million likes strong, the Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides social-first stories, photos and video every week.

NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio, produced and distributed by Westwood One in partnership with NBC Sports Group, is carried by more than 300 affiliates nationwide. Programming is available on radio stations throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Scores app, and on the websites of affiliates. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and is highlighted by PFT Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio daily from 6-9 a.m. ET; the PFT PM podcast hosted by Florio, which takes a look back at the day that was in the NFL; Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; and The Daily Line, NBC Sports Radio’s daily sports talk and betting show that airs M-F 3-7 p.m. ET and features special guests and content for casual and avid sports fans. Fans can follow @NBCSportsRadio to listen live or on demand, or visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS RETURNS FOR 2019 NFL SEASON

NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country, visiting the host cities of each Sunday Night Football game. In addition, the SNF Bus will also visit markets along the route without an SNF game on the schedule to give more fans a chance to join in on the experience. The bus will arrive in each host city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus will give fans the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities and experiences.

For the first time ever, fans will be able to record content on the bus to share directly to their social platforms, with new experiences including augmented reality mirrors in the locker room and a green screen booth to replicate the iconic player intros in the SNF broadcast.

In addition, fan favorites returning to the bus include the official Player of the Game Ball signed at the end of every SNF matchup, a replica Football Night in America desk, and a brand new On Her Turf photo experience celebrating the power of every football fan.

2019 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
**Thurs. Nov. 28Week 13New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
*Sun. Dec. 1Week 13New England Patriots at Houston Texans
*Sun. Dec. 8Week 14Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams
*Sun. Dec. 15Week 15Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 22Week 16Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears
*Sun. Dec. 29Week 17TBD

*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday or Monday nights.

A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 29. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks, and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into prime time.

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Well Bill Russell played three seasons of D1 college basketball. His stats were pretty consistent averaging around 20 points and 20 rebounds a game each of his three years. In his last two seasons his San Francisco Don team went 57-1 (including 55 in a row) and won back to back national championships. Russell was the college player of the year in1956, The NCAA turnament MOP in 1955 and was one of the greatest college players ever. He then won an Olympic gold medal in 1956 before going onto the NBA to a legendary career and winning eleven chamionships in thirteen seasons.

While Russell's game developed over time it is unfair to compare anyone to Bill Russell. He is in a class by himself and is the greatest winner that the sport of basketball has ever produced.

That all said Josh Roberts has improved greatly and when comparing the 2019/2020 version of Josh Roberts to the 2018/2019 version of Josh Roberts there is tremendous growth there that makes me optimistic where he might be able to get to by the time his years at SJU are done.
          

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Six Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trials Set for January

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November 26, 2019
U.S. Right to Know
Carey Gillam

After several months out of the headlines, lawyers for both sides of the nationwide Roundup cancer litigation are gearing up for overlapping trials in the new year as several more cancer patients seek to blame Monsanto for their diseases.

Six trials are currently set to take place starting in January, with one in February, two in March and additional trials scheduled almost every month from April through October 2021. Thousands of additional plaintiffs still are working to get trial dates set for their claims.

The plaintiffs in the upcoming January trials include two children who were stricken by non-Hodgkin lymphoma allegedly after being repeatedly exposed to Monsanto herbicides at very young ages. Also set for January is the trial for a woman named Sharlean Gordon who has suffered several debilitating recurrences of her cancer. Another trial will present the claims of five plaintiffs who claim Monsanto’s herbicides caused their cancers.

Notably, two of the trials in January will take place in the St. Louis, Missouri area – where Monsanto was headquartered for decades before its acquisition in June 2018 by Germany’s Bayer AG. Those two trials will be the first to go before jurors in Monsanto’s home town. Gordon’s case was supposed to go to trial in the area last August but was postponed, as were others set for the second half of 2019, as Bayer and plaintiffs’ attorneys initiated settlement talks.

It is still possible that some sort of settlement – individual case-specific, or larger – could happen before January, but the lawyers on both sides are preparing for a schedule that presents numerous logistical challenges. Each trial is expected to last several weeks, and not only are some lawyers involved in trying cases with overlapping trial schedules, but a small group of expert witnesses will be testifying in multiple cases taking place at the same time.

Three trials have taken place so far  in the sprawling mass tort litigation, which began in 2015 after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified a chemical called glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen with a particular association to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Since the 1970s, glyphosate has been the active ingredient in Monsanto branded herbicides, and is currently considered the most widely used herbicide in the world.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys say that the current line-up of cases represent even stronger claims for damages than the prior three trials.  “These are very strong cases,” said lawyer Aimee Wagstaff, who represents Gordon. In March, Wagstaff client Edwin Hardeman won an $80 million jury verdict from a San Francisco jury in his lawsuit against Monsanto.

For the Gordon case, Wagstaff has subpoenaed former Monsanto chairman Hugh Grant to testify live at the trial. Grant has thus far only testified through deposition and not had to testify in front of a jury; nor have other high-level Monsanto executives because the trials were held in California. But with the trial in St. Louis, plaintiffs’ lawyers are hoping to get some Monsanto scientists and executives on the stand for questioning. Grant’s attorneys have objected the making him appear in person, and both sides are awaiting a ruling on that matter.

In the most recent trial to take place, a jury in Oakland, California ordered Monsanto to pay more than $2 billion in damages to Alberta and Alva Pilliod, a married couple who both suffer from NHL they blame on exposure to Roundup.  The first trial ended in August 2018 when jurors in state court in San Francisco ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million  in damages to school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who has been diagnosed with a terminal type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  The judges in all three of those cases ruled that the awards were excessive and reduced the damage amounts, though the verdicts are currently under appeal.

More than 42,000 people  in the United States are now suing Monsanto claiming that Roundup and other Monsanto’s herbicides cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The lawsuits allege that the company was well aware of the dangers for many years but did nothing to warn consumers, working instead to manipulate the scientific record to protect company sales.

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Bechtel’s Peggy Mccullough to Receive the 2019 ASME Henry Laurence Gantt Medal

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Bechtel senior vice president Peggy McCullough has been awarded the 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Henry Laurence Gantt Medal, the organization has announced. McCullough oversees a multi-billion-dollar per-year portfolio of projects that are helping solve some of the most complex challenges faced by government and commercial customers anywhere.

The projects include management and operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, two nuclear security plants in Texas and Tennessee, and Bechtel’s commercial nuclear power business worldwide. Those projects employ more than 15,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and other professionals.

The Henry Laurence Gantt Medal was established in 1929 and recognizes contributions to society through achievements in management as well as demonstrating understanding and skill in the field of human relations and engineering.

“This recognition is really a testament to the service Peggy has delivered to Bechtel customers for decades,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. “She exemplifies that dedication we all strive for: to make a customer’s mission our own, and to partner with them for lasting positive impact.”

McCullough was selected based on her leadership of thousands of engineers and scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, and the stabilization and design of the New Safe Confinement structure now over the destroyed reactor at Chernobyl. McCullough will accept the award at the ASME Honors Gala during the 2019 ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in November.

McCullough has more than three decades of engineering, procurement, construction, startup and commissioning, and operations experience. She was elected a Bechtel senior vice president in 2014 and was named general manager of the Nuclear Security and Operations business line in December 2017. She is also president of Bechtel Power Company, Bechtel’s commercial nuclear power subsidiary.

She joined Bechtel in 1988 and has successfully taken on leadership roles on a number of complex megaprojects covering environmental remediation, demilitarization, nonproliferation, and global security.

McCullough holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Francisco State University.

ABOUT BECHTEL

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

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Sustainability Solutions Take Center Stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

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Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

Powered by LaunchKC, the Cleantech Accelerator’s Demo Day drew 250 engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, students and professionals who watched as Accelerator founders presented their compelling proofs of how they’re gaining traction in the market.

“When we launched the Accelerator at Black & Veatch, we announced we were looking for the boldest, brightest entrepreneurs and startups in the cleantech space,” said Hyleme George, program director for the Cleantech Accelerator and Demo Day host. “Combining the startups’ novel technology and nimbleness with Black & Veatch’s scale and expertise can move us further and faster towards our mission of building a world of difference through innovation in sustainable infrastructure.”

View this video to learn more about the IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

The Nov. 13 Demo Day forum provided the founders with a platform to share their business models via eight-minute pitches that spanned each company’s value proposition and market opportunity.

“It has been incredibly effective to focus on a target area with an established and forward-looking Kansas City company like Black & Veatch to be able to identify and sort new technologies that can create jobs and follow-on investment in that industry,” said Drew Solomon, competition chair of LaunchKC and senior vice president at the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City, MO.

The IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator cohort entered the Demo Day fresh from a 12-week accelerator boot camp with Black & Veatch personnel and other industry experts, who assisted them in planning, designing and executing real-world projects in the clean technology space.

Cohort demos included:

AWARE VEHICLES, Kansas City, MO: Smart drones for precision agriculture and infrastructure.

P.J. Piper, president & CEO, introduced an automated, innovative mobile docking platform for drones – including launch, recovery, and data transmission and charging – combined with artificial intelligence (AI) for the real-time study of farmland – down to moisture levels in individual plants - and infrastructure often in remote locations. https://www.awarevehicles.com/

BUILT ROBOTICS, San Francisco, CA: Autonomous construction machinery for efficiency, safety and faster results.

“We’re developing artificial intelligence guidance systems that will enable heavy equipment to operate autonomously,” said Jimmy Kim, Business Operations Lead. “Our focus is on building the software… the brains of the robot… to allow it to operate (heavy equipment) intelligently on job sites, and equipping them with the same capabilities and sensibilities that a human operator would have to ensure safety and efficiency. http://www.builtrobotics.com/

ecoSPEARS, Altamonte Springs, FL: Green remediation of PCBs and dioxins in water, soils, and sediments.

Co-founder Serg Albino is working with NASA and Black & Veatch to clean up the environment. “Imagine a world where every human being has access to clean food, clean soil, clean air and clean water,” said Albino, a former NASA aerospace engineer. ecoSPEARS has an exclusive license to leverage NASA’s proprietary technology to extract, contain and destroy PCBs and other contaminants in the environment. https://ecospears.com/

ELECTRIPHI, San Francisco, CA: Fleet electrification for reducing carbon emissions.

“We are on the cusp of the biggest energy transition in history. This is a multi-trillion-dollar transition from oil to electrons,” said Muffi Ghadiali, co-founder and CEO, who unveiled a fleet electrification planning tool. “If all of transportation, as we know it today, would electrify, that will mean we need to double or triple the grid capacity.

“This will disrupt the entire value chain from how energy is produced, how energy is delivered, how energy is consumed. And this is creating amazing opportunities for existing companies to reinvent themselves and for new companies, like us, to be created. The thread that ties all of this together is data, intelligence and an ecosystem of collaboration.” https://electriphi.ai/

EXTENSIBLE ENERGY, Berkeley, CA: Software to reduce demand charges in commercial buildings.

John Powers, Founder & CEO, has unlocked the software that makes solar energy more cost-effective for commercial building owners. It begins with making buildings smarter to better manage their use of energy through demand control.

“The U.S. generates about 2% of its electricity from solar today; in 10 years that will be 20 percent. That’s a $1 trillion opportunity,” Powers said. “It’s the largest energy infrastructure opportunity of the next decade.”

Powers closed his presentation by announcing work toward a reseller agreement with Black & Veatch to bring the Extensible Energy integrated solution, Demand X, to market. “When an innovator like Extensible Energy and an engineering powerhouse like Black & Veatch come together with a solution that addresses the biggest energy opportunity of the next decade, the result for all of us will be a cleaner world.” https://www.extensibleenergy.com/

INFRALYTIKS, Urbandale, IA: Artificial intelligence data analytics for sustainable infrastructure improvement.

“In the last two years more data has been created than in the entire history of mankind. However, only about half of 1 percent of all that data gets analyzed. And that’s where we come in,” said Kevin Prendergast, president. “Machine learning unlocks the value of the data and makes it work for us.”

Applying large-scale, real-time data analytics is the heartbeat of InfraLytiks, including a Black & Veatch assignment to automate the process of adding telecom lines and antennae to utility poles across the country – potentially all 180 million utility poles in the U.S. “There is huge demand for lines on the poles. This is valuable real estate,” he said. “The value for consumers, of course, is connectivity.” https://infralytiks.com/

NOVONUTRIENTS, Sunnyvale, CA: Converting industrial CO2 emissions into protein-rich feed.

Black & Veatch is committed to finding new technologies that will reshape the food and agriculture system as we know it. And, that’s where David Tze, CEO, enters the picture.

NovoNutrients has created a gas fermentation technology that will convert industrial carbon dioxin emissions into protein for aquafeed – the essential food in aquaculture and its farm-raised seafood – that is far more cost-effective and plentiful than aquafeed products now on the market.

With about 40 billion tons per year of greenhouse gases for NovoNutrients to “farm,” Tze said six sectors are well-suited for the NovoNutrients technology. https://www.novonutrients.com/

“These seven companies are on the front lines of the cleantech revolution,” George said. “Through our partnership with LaunchKC and by bringing the cohort together with our professionals at Black & Veatch, this program is an emphatic endorsement about how new technology can be used to solve our biggest resource and infrastructure challenges.”

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Editor’s Note: A livestream video of the Black & Veatch Demo Day is available at https://youtu.be/JGIofiDgIhE

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About LaunchKC

LaunchKC has evolved from a 5-year-old grants competition into a tech accelerator platform that leverages grants, as well as creates new opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs, workers and the tech ecosystem of Kansas City. Its bottom line is to attract scalable companies to create more jobs and opportunities while growing the local economy. LaunchKC is an initiative of the Downtown Council (DTC) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDCKC) both of Kansas City, Missouri.

Media Contact Information:

CHRISTOPHER CLARK, Black & Veatch, 913-458-2778

MIKE HURD, LaunchKC, 816-447-2136


          

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Hospitality & Tourism: Sales & Reservations Executive Administrative Assistant - Miami, Florida

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Highgate Hotels Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has a key presence in Barcelona. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle. Location Centrally located in downtown Miami, this 243-room boutique hotel is near Miami's hottest attractions and is a great choice for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is just steps away from Bayfront Park, home to concerts, fairs, and other cultural events. The YVE's stylishly designed modern guestrooms look over either Biscayne Bay or the soaring Miami skyline. Guests can enjoy the property's onsite, three-meal restaurant, Biscayne Tavern, or choose to go out and explore the nearby culinary scene. Employment Status Full-Time Overview This position will assist the Sales Department and Revenue Department in achieving financial objectives through use and knowledge of software applications, maintenance and management of all sales-related client and corporate information records including those on the Internet - potential and existing, and sales/revenue analysis. The Sales/Revenue Coordinator arranges, coordinates and communicates all aspects of group business after the sales process has been completed. This position works closely with wholesale (including OTA) clients in detailing the needs of both individual travelers' reservations; meetings and events including but not limited to room set up, billing, rooming lists/reservations, resumes and VIP arrangements. Responsibilities Compile information to assist DOSM and DORM in producing Month End Reports for Group Sales Run Sales Reports. Database Management duties applied to all sales related systems. Manage Delphi to PMS Interface Optimize room rental charges Ensure all billing requirements are met Assist in referring hotel contacts to the sales team to re-book successful functions by executing excellent customer service Comfortable to perform hotel site inspections and client presentations Monitor group room blocks and pick up, generate detailed resumes for the operating departments Must possess the ability to cultivate strong customer relationships, understand hotel catering and rooms operations with strong administrative skills and the ability to multitask and work under a fast-paced environment Assist sales and revenue team in creating strong, effective, personable and professional communications with prospective and returning hotel clients Prepare correspondence such as customer appreciation letters, group proposals and contracts and help facilitate promotions Maintain a par stock of sales collateral as well as a stock of completed sales kits Report any incidents of guest dissatisfaction or other matters of significance to manager so that corrective measures may be taken Attend stand up and weekly staff departments as needed Ensure maintenance problems are promptly reported through proper channels Make room reservations as needed and ensure delivery of amenities Process purchase orders and special requests Enter and maintain all group blocks, rooming lists and rooms in FOSSE Consistent and on-going audit of group blocks in Delphi and FOSSE Communicate with sales regarding upcoming group cut-off dates and group wash Entering and maintaining accurate rooming lists Communicate with Director of Revenue regarding group room blocks by category to manage hotel inventory Identify commissionable groups and attain IATA number and/or W9 form for payment Initiate commission check requests Prepare necessary reports from Forecast, PACE reports, Lost Business Reports, Inquiries, Booking Reports, Trace Reports Responsible for daily distribution of guarantee sheets, memos, reader boards and accuracy Review all group resumes ensuring payment, deposits, etc. routing/billing are correct Review all group resumes for VIP's, special instructions, upgrades, etc. Enter group pickup in Delphi immediately following group's departure Produce attrition reports as groups depart based on above group pickup for accounting and group sales manager's production reports Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction Administrative support- Typing, filing, answer phones and distribution of mail Rate Shop all OTA channels to make sure all channel is in parity with Marriott Website for rates and inventory Shop the Marriott website for all discounted rates to ensure they are selling proper rates. 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Sales: Sales & Reservations Executive Administrative Assistant - Miami, Florida

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Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has a key presence in Barcelona. Highgates portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industrys most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.Centrally located in downtown Miami, this 243-room boutique hotel is near Miami's hottest attractions and is a great choice for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is just steps away from Bayfront Park, home to concerts, fairs, and other cultural events. The YVE's stylishly designed modern guestrooms look over either Biscayne Bay or the soaring Miami skyline. Guests can enjoy the property's onsite, three-meal restaurant, Biscayne Tavern, or choose to go out and explore the nearby culinary scene. Full-TimeThis position will assist the Sales Department and Revenue Department in achieving financial objectives through use and knowledge of software applications, maintenance and management of all sales-related client and corporate information records including those on the Internet potential and existing, and sales/revenue analysis. The Sales/Revenue Coordinator arranges, coordinates and communicates all aspects of group business after the sales process has been completed. This position works closely with wholesale (including OTA) clients in detailing the needs of both individual travelers reservations; meetings and events including but not limited to room set up, billing, rooming lists/reservations, resumes and VIP arrangements. Compile information to assist DOSM and DORM in producing Month End Reports for Group Sales Run Sales Reports. Database Management duties applied to all sales related systems. Manage Delphi to PMS Interface Optimize room rental charges Ensure all billing requirements are met Assist in referring hotel contacts to the sales team to re-book successful functions by executing excellent customer service Comfortable to perform hotel site inspections and client presentations Monitor group room blocks and pick up, generate detailed resumes for the operating departments Must possess the ability to cultivate strong customer relationships, understand hotel catering and rooms operations with strong administrative skills and the ability to multitask and work under a fast-paced environment Assist sales and revenue team in creating strong, effective, personable and professional communications with prospective and returning hotel clients Prepare correspondence such as customer appreciation letters, group proposals and contracts and help facilitate promotions Maintain a par stock of sales collateral as well as a stock of completed sales kits Report any incidents of guest dissatisfaction or other matters of significance to manager so that corrective measures may be taken Attend stand up and weekly staff departments as needed Ensure maintenance problems are promptly reported through proper channels Make room reservations as needed and ensure delivery of amenities Process purchase orders and special requests Enter and maintain all group blocks, rooming lists and rooms in FOSSE Consistent and on-going audit of group blocks in Delphi and FOSSE Communicate with sales regarding upcoming group cut-off dates and group wash Entering and maintaining accurate rooming lists Communicate with Director of Revenue regarding group room blocks by category to manage hotel inventory Identify commissionable groups and attain IATA number and/or W9 form for payment Initiate commission check requests Prepare necessary reports from Forecast, PACE reports, Lost Business Reports, Inquiries, Booking Reports, Trace Reports Responsible for daily distribution of guarantee sheets, memos, reader boards and accuracy Review all group resumes ensuring payment, deposits, etc. routing/billing are correct Review all group resumes for VIPs, special instructions, upgrades, etc. Enter group pickup in Delphi immediately following groups departure Produce attrition reports as groups depart based on above group pickup for accounting and group sales managers production reports Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction Administrative support- Typing, filing, answer phones and distribution of mail Rate Shop all OTA channels to make sure all channel is in parity with Marriott Website for rates and inventory Shop the Marriott website for all discounted rates to ensure they are selling proper rates. Build new rate codes in HPP/Marsha Build all reservation for all Wholesale and OTA sent directly to property. Process all commission for the Travel Agent which is not handled by Marriott. Assist Revenue Analyst in updating revenue reports. Assist Revenue Analyst in loading rates in HPP and EZYield system. Upload STR data to strglobal.com Assist the general manager when needed Other duties, as required, related to Sales / Revenue related systems or hotel operations At least three years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field required High School diploma or equivalent required College course work in related field helpful Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of MS Word and Excel. Knowledge of Delphi and FOSSE a plus. At least one year experience in MS Access, including Word, Excel, Power Point or Data Warehousing helpful Experience in an Internet or Intranet environment helpful Knowledge of Request For Proposal (RFP) process and/or Corporate Volume Accounts helpful Experience with Budget, Expense, End of the Month, and Competitive Analysis Reports beneficial Newmarket Sales & Catering Systems (Delphi) experience preferred Fosse, Opera, Micros-Fidelio Property and Yield Management Systems experience preferred RFP Publishers and Internet / Intranet Web Sites experience preferred Knowledge of Accounting / Purchasing Programs Helpful (e.g. Image Now) Crystal and Market Vision Report Writers (Delphi reports) Long hours sometimes required. Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times. Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner. Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests. Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines. Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner. Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings. Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel. Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag. Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations. Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions. Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary. Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives. Must be able to cross-train in other hotel related areas. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information. Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs. Perform other duties as requested by management.External Job Posting Title: Sales & Reservations Executive Administrative Assistant Job ID: 2019-10021 External Company Name: Highgate Hotels, L.P., a Delaware Limited Partnership External Company URL: www.highgate.com Address1: 146 Biscayne Blvd ()
          

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 ()
          

Victoria Justice - at the amfAR Charity Poker Tournament and Game Night at a private residence in San Francisco (November 15th, 2019)

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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! ()
          

Un concierto… solo para algunos

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Tras ver un cartel anunciador de un concierto en la Plaza de San Francisco el próximo viernes día 29 de noviembre, desde esta asociación nos parece pésimo que se sigan realizando eventos en dicho lugar. Un emplazamiento denunciado desde Adfilpa, en reiteradas ocasiones por su falta de accesibilidad. “..que Santa Cruz de la Palma no […]

La entrada Un concierto… solo para algunos se publicó primero en La Voz de La Palma.


          

Who made new drapes among Supreme Court’s mysteries

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WASHINGTON – The lack of transparency at the Supreme Court begins with the heavy red drapes that frame the courtroom on all sides. The court replaced the drapes this summer, but would not reveal the name of the company that did the work.

The Supreme Court’s role in a bitterly divided Washington and nation may be more important than ever, yet basic details about how the court operates remain obscured. The court is not subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act and the justices are not bound by most ethics rules that apply to all other federal judges.

Its arguments aren’t televised. The justices decide for themselves how much to tell the public about travel plans, speaking engagements or health issues. They typically don’t disclose their reasoning when they decide to sit out cases that may pose conflicts of interest. And beyond the secrecy surrounding the drapes are other questions about the building, including which groups have been allowed to use the taxpayer-funded structure for after-hours parties.

These developments have led to a raft of reform proposals, many with scant chance of success. There are calls for the justices to adopt an ethics code, enhance disclosure of travel and other gifts and allow broader access to court proceedings.

“We’re at a moment when trust in American institutions is declining across the board and the court itself has taken a hit in that trust. It’s important for the court to be a leader on ethics,” said Alicia Bannon, managing director of the democracy program at New York University’s Brennan Center. She is co-author of a report advocating for a Supreme Court code of ethics, explanations of decisions to sit out cases and enhanced travel and gift disclosures.

The justices have generally opposed the changes. Several have said over the years that the court is the most transparent branch of government because their written opinions explain the decisions they have reached and why, while dissents often point out in exacting detail where one side believes the other has gone wrong.

The majestic building at the top of Capitol Hill is first and foremost a public office building, open to the public on weekdays. But it also serves as a coveted, after-hours event space, used 30 to 50 times a year by private groups if they are sponsored by a justice.

One of those groups is the conservative Federalist Society, which held a reception in July 2018 that was attended by Justice Samuel Alito. The group posted photos from the event on its Facebook page.

The court would not provide a comprehensive list of groups, events or sponsoring justices. “The court does not maintain public records of organizations holding events,” spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. But groups that use the building typically have a connection to the court or the law, and they pay up to $6,000 for an event, Arberg said.

The nine justices are in high demand as speakers around the country because they issue momentous rulings that touch all corners of American society. But they decide when to provide advance word of their speaking engagements and sometimes let sponsoring organizations close their talks to news coverage.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s recent Federalist Society speech was open to reporters, but Kavanaugh broke with past practice by not allowing video cameras at his talk to more than 2,000 people at Washington’s Union Station.

The choice also is left to each justice when it comes to stepping aside from pending court cases. Recusals rarely come with explanations. The public is left to piece together the reason from the justices’ yearly financial disclosures, work histories and, sometimes, family trees.

When health problems arise, each justice decides what to tell the public and when.

Eighty-six-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has provided ample details of her many medical issues, but the court waited until her summer radiation treatment had ended before announcing she had a tumor on her pancreas. More recently, Ginsburg was taken to a Washington hospital with fever and chills on a Friday, but the court didn’t say anything for 24 hours.

But that was far quicker than with news about then-Justice Anthony Kennedy’s heart procedure. The court waited 10 months to reveal that doctors had inserted a stent in one of Kennedy’s arteries, saying something only when the stent had to be replaced in 2006.

The justices’ annual reports list who pays for their travel but does not include the cost of transportation, hotels and meals. Legislation written by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a frequent court critic, and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., would require the justices and all federal judges to fill in those details within 15 days after they return home.

“To avoid conflicts of interest, the American people ought to know what hospitality, travel, and other emoluments justices and judges receive,” Whitehouse said. Similar past efforts aimed at court transparency, including proposals to have court proceedings televised, have languished in congressional committees.

The federal judiciary says it does not post judges’ financial reports online for security reasons, though media and interest organizations often do.

In July, Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor traveled to Portugal for an New York University conference. There was no advance word of the trip, which the justices presumably will include on their 2019 financial reports that won’t be made public until June 2020.

The public knows about the travel now only because Ginsburg talked about it in her eulogy for the late Justice John Paul Stevens, who died at age 99 less than a week after returning from the same trip.

When the court hears cases, the courtroom is open to the public, only a couple hundred people are lucky enough to be admitted on any given day. The justices refuse to allow the broader public to watch arguments or even listen to them as they happen.

Chief Justice John Roberts has so far this term denied requests to provide streaming or same-day audio for two of the biggest cases, about protections for LGBT people from workplace discrimination and immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Audio recordings are made available a few days after the arguments.

By contrast, the federal appeals court that meets in the courthouse less than one-half mile from the Supreme Court livestreams the audio of all its arguments. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco regularly provides live video of its arguments. Internationally, when Britain’s highest court ruled in September that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s shuttering of Parliament was illegal, the decision was read live on camera by U.K. Supreme Court President Brenda Hale.

“The Supreme Court should be leading the judiciary in openness and accountability, but by and large, it’s fallen behind,” said Gabe Roth, executive director of the court watchdog group Fix the Court.


          

Urgent Care | Dignity Health

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San Francisco, California, GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation's fastest-growing urgent care networks, is seeking progressive and entrepreneurial Family Medicine / Urgent Care Physicians for its centers throughout the
          

Gay men seek SF supervisor seats

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Two gay men are looking to run for San Francisco supervisor in 2020. Either would be the first out person to be elected to their supervisor district.
          

SF honors trans day of remembrance

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Concern about the many trans women, particularly those of color, who have been murdered or died by suicide this year led to people gathering in front of San Francisco City Hall November 20 for the 20th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance observance.
          

MoveOn activist urges people to get involved

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MoveOn.org's out chief public affairs officer was in San Francisco recently to promote her new book, "Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America."
          

News Briefs: Yoga studio to support local nonprofits

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A San Francisco yoga studio is now offering a donation-based class to support local Castro charities.
          

Fortnightly Book, December 1

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I've gone back and forth, forth and back, over what to do for this next fortnightly book, and I've finally settled on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. The book was published in April of 1939, and the edition I have, from my grandparents' library, was published in September of 1939. (It was the best selling novel of the year; the September printing is the ninth.) I'll have to be careful with it; the book isn't in bad shape, but eighty years inevitably gives a book like this, published more for a wide audience than with any fancy binding, a bit of a workout. Looking at the inscriptions, it is from my grandmother's side of the library, and ultimately from my great aunt. There is an inscription, "Read 9/12/63", which I'm pretty sure is in my grandfather's hand.

The book was written while Steinbeck was working for the San Francisco News; while there he took an interest in the stories of displaced migrants; it started out as a series of articles in 1936 about such migrant workers, for which Steinbeck had to do a significant amount of background research. When writing the novel, Steinbeck couldn't settle on a title for it; eventually his wife, Carol, proposed the phrase from The Battle Hymn of the Republic that stuck.

With classics I often look to see if there is an old-time radio adaptation, and it turns out there is one: NBC University Theater did an adaptation in 1949; there is also, of course, the 1940 movie, which regularly makes lists of the top American films of all time. If I have time, I'll pull in one or both.
          

Timothy Leary, le contre-pouvoir par l'acide et le LSD

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Turn on, tune it, drop out. Ce slogan fut lancé par un certain Timothy Leary lors d’un rassemblement de 30.000 hippies à San Francisco en 1967. Professeur de psychologie à Harvard, Timothy Leary effectue des recherches sur les effets thérapeutiques et comportementaux des drogues, et plus spécifiquement du LSD. Passant rapidement à la pratique, il se retire de l’establishment pour tester ses postulats sur des cobayes tout acquis à sa cause.



 
L’homme le plus dangereux d’Amérique retrace le parcours du grand prêtre du LSD devenu une figure emblématique d’une contre-culture underground, alors en pleine révolte contre un pouvoir vu comme liberticide et autoritaire. 

Les États-Unis sont à feu et à sang. Les étudiants se dressent contre la guerre au Vietnam. Les bombes explosent. Les émeutes raciales se multiplient. La consommation d’acide et d’opiacés est au plus haut. Et Richard Nixon cherche désespérément des solutions pour rétablir l’ordre et assurer sa réélection. Le 12 septembre 1970, Timothy Leary s’échappe d’une prison californienne, où il est incarcéré pour simple détention de marijuana. L’occasion est trop belle : Nixon fait de sa capture une priorité nationale : Leary devient l’ennemi public numéro 1. 

Basé sur des témoignages et des archives récemment ouvertes, l’ouvrage raconte la cavale de Leary pendant 28 mois. De son évasion spectaculaire orchestrée par le groupuscule radical Weather Underground, à son retour menotté à Los Angeles, le grand manitou du diéthyllysergamide sillonne la planète d’Alger à Kaboul, en passant par Paris, Genève et Gstaad.

Protégé par les Black Panthers, dont il ne partage pas la philosophie belliqueuse, aidé par des milliardaires et autres têtes couronnées, Leary bénéficiera de la générosité de la communauté hippie et de la tolérance des gouvernements refusant de se plier aux demandes d’extradition.
 
Sans convaincre par sa valeur historique, l’ouvrage a le mérite de ne pas tomber dans un manichéisme simpliste. Personne n’est épargné. Nixon est dépeint comme un paranoïaque alcoolique incontrôlable, alors que Leary est présenté comme un illuminé narcissique oscillant entre naïveté et opportunisme qui bouffe du LSD comme d’autres sucent des bonbons.



 
Quand les convictions mènent à l’obsession et les idéaux à la folie. Véritable page-turner, le lecteur oublie la dimension biographique pour se plonger dans une chasse à l’homme haletante entre sexe, drug et rock and roll.
 
Rappelant l’extrême violence de ce pan de l’histoire des États-Unis, les auteurs soulignent le besoin irrépressible des présidents américains de se trouver un ennemi. Communistes, terroristes, immigrés, journalistes : le mal doit être annihilé. Alors que débutent les audiences en vue de l’impeachment de Donald Trump, il est pertinent pour conclure de citer Timothy Leary.

Dans un article que publia le National Review, il affirmait : « Il faut être vraiment crétin pour avoir cru qu’une révolution armée était possible en Amérique. C’est connu le militantisme ne vient pas de la chute des gouvernements, il naît des procès dont on réussit à faire parler. » Affaire à suivre.


Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis, trad. Jean-Marie Doury – L'homme le plus dangereux d'Amérique – Nevicata – 9782875231383 – 22 €
          

Emergency Medicine Research Faculty | University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH FACULTY University of California San Francisco The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Emergency Medicine is recruiting for an Emergency Med
          

4 Week 13 NFL games to watch

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Week 13 of the NFL season showcases some crucial intra-division matchups, and a possible Super Bowl preview. Here are four games to watch:

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennesee Titans, 1:00 p.m. E.T. on CBS — Tennessee has transformed since Ryan Tannehill took over at quarterback. The veteran is finally living up to his potential, and he's got the 6-5 Titans looking like a playoff contender. The 6-5 Colts are coming off a tough division loss to the Houston Texans, but they'll look to bounce back against their other AFC South rivals.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. E.T. on CBS — These AFC North rivals played just two weeks ago, and, well, it wasn't pretty. Both teams have said the drama won't carry over from that game, and many of the players involved in the previous kerfuffle are suspended for this week's festivities. Regardless, this is a big game for two wild card contenders. Pittsburgh's defense will need to continue its stellar play, since the offense is in shambles.

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:00 p.m. E.T. on Fox — This rematch of the 2013 Super Bowl, when Baltimore edged the Niners, could also be a sign of things to come. The 9-2 Ravens are probably the best team in the league right now behind their quarterback — and MVP frontrunner — Lamar Jackson, who is worth watching no matter the opponent. But San Francisco is an elite team, as well. These two could very well see each other again in February.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. E.T. on CBS — The 6-5 Raiders received a dose of reality last week when they were trounced by the lowly (but improving) New York Jets. Still, they only trail the AFC West-leading Chiefs by one game. It's been a sloppy season for the 7-4 Chiefs, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes is back in full gear after an injury, so there's every reason to believe they'll cement their playoff position soon enough. A win Sunday would go a long way.


          

[Flight Review] Singapore Airlines SQ34 Singapore to San Francisco A350-900ULR - Premium Economy

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I decided to write this next few reviews as a series so it seems abit more coherent. So the backgrou
          

How did California companies rank in the retailer report card?

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This week, we helped to release the 4th annual Who’s Minding the Store? report card grading 43 major retailers on their actions to keep toxic chemicals out of products and packaging.

The study, conducted by the Mind the Store campaign, found that there has been dramatic improvement in retailer chemical action between 2016 and 2019, with the average grade moving from D+ to B- (for the eleven retailers evaluated since 2016). This consumer protection progress comes at a time when the Trump Administration has weakened or delayed action on hazardous chemicals that can cause cancer, reproductive harm, and other serious illnesses.

For the second year in a row, four retailers lead the pack by receiving the highest grades for their work to protect customers from toxic products and packaging: Apple (A+), Target (A), Walmart (A) and IKEA (A-).

Three of the companies rated were from California: Apple, one of the Bay Area’s premier companies, ranked 1st out of the 43 retailers evaluated this year. Not only does the company get high marks for reducing or eliminating toxic chemicals in its products, it is also making strides in ensuring transparency about chemicals in those private label-products.  According to its most recent Environmental Responsibility Report, the company collects “detailed chemical information for tens of thousands of components and over 75 percent of product mass for new iPhone, iPad, and Mac products.” 

Sephora, the American division of which is headquartered in San Francisco, scored a B+ this year, a jump from its 2018 “C” grade and its 2017 “D”.  This improvement centers around a safer chemicals policy released in July and a commitment to reduce not only private label, but branded products containing restricted chemicals of high concern on its shelves.

Safeway, a subsidiary of Albertsons and headquartered in Pleasanton is the lackluster retailer from the Bay Area.  Clean Water Action has been involved over the years in meetings with company personnel, and its members have consistently contacted the company asking them to do better regarding the chemicals in their packaging and products.  We have also collected materials for testing, most recently earlier in 2019. This latest test revealed the probable presence of toxic PFAS chemicals in several items.  While Safeway improved its score slightly (from a C minus to a C) this year by committing to replacing PFAS-containing bakery plates  with safer alternatives, the company has been slow to respond to both Mind the Store and consumer pressure to up its game in ridding their products of toxic chemicals.  

Clearly retailers have the ability to influence what their private label products contain, as well as what is in the brand names they stock their shelves with.   Check out the Mind the Store Campaign report card to learn more. 


          

The Top 25 San Francisco Venues for Events in 2020

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Discover the top 25 San Francisco venues for events in 2020. Consider the best options for corporate events, private parties, music venues, and more.   San Francisco is a place where ideas are born or come to flourish. The city is always changing, and with it, event venues are growing and adapting. The change goes […]

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Other: Commercial Appraisal Reviewer - Beverly Hills, California

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DescriptionCommercial Appraisal Review SpecialistCentury City or San FranciscoAt First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You'll always feel empowered and valued here. Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every dayAs a Commercial Appraisal Review Specialist, you'll have the opportunity to review, analyze and render risk-based decisions for acceptance of appraisal valuationsin support of the Bank's real estate lending operations. In this position, client service, discretion and judgment are key factors used to make decisions about the collateral for real estate loans. As a senior member of the team, you'll lead others and share your expertise with your teammates. You will be responsible for helping to maintain the Bank's safety and soundness and will have a direct and important effect on operations. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and contribute to a growing business unit that has a direct impact on the Bank's performance.ResponsibilitiesWhat you'll do as a Commercial Appraisal Review Specialist:- Perform detailed technical and compliance reviews oncommercial real estate appraisals.- Ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible and compliant with federal and state regulations; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; bank policies and guidelines; and industry standards.- Communicate with appraisers regarding any report corrections and/or revisions.- Evaluate the quality of appraisers' work and provide feedback for the maintenance of the Bank's appraisal panel.- Engage in regular communications and serve as an advisor to Relationship Managers and the Executive Loan Committee on appraisal topics in the Bank's core markets.- Provide support to all areas of real estate lending asneeded, demonstrating superior client service to appraisers and employees.- Attend ongoing training on real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal reviews.QualificationsYou could be a great fit if you have:- A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or a related field- A Certified General Appraiser license- Familiarity with commercial real estate appraisal terminology, the appropriate application of appraisal valuation techniques, appraisal methodology and appraisal theory- Knowledge of commercial mortgage operations- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook- The ability to review and analyze data reports and manuals- Attention to detail for the identification of errors and omissions- The ability to manage difficult problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations- The skill to successfully prioritize projects of varying complexities, track the progress of these projects, demonstrate strong organizational skills and complete work on time- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships- Effective written and verbal communication skills- The ability to maintain confidentialityJob Demands:- Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.- Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.Own your work and your career - apply nowAre you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.We want hard working team players. You'll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability - that's the First Republic way. Associated topics: banking product, banking solution, client, loan officer, loan originator, loan review, mortgage loan officer, personal banker i, personal banker iv, sell ()
          

Healthcare: Physician / Urology / California / Locum tenens / Northern California - Aliso Viejo, California

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Northern California Urology Opportunity Details: Start Date: May 13, 2019 - OngoingSchedule: Monday - Friday 7a-5pComfortable in the OP clinic and OR environment preferred Phone Calls after hours (0-4 a week)Patient Volume: 20-25No weekends No call backProcedures in Hospital and OfficeEMR- AthenaActive California LicenseBoard Certified **2 Hours from San Francisco, Sacramento, and Yosemite!!** *Travel, Accommodations, and Malpractice - PAID for locum opportunities**Assistance with credentialing provide**Call or Email for further details* Please let me know your availability, desired rate of pay, and your search parameters so that I can assist you in finding the right opportunity. Sending an updated CV will be most effective in finding the right opportunity. All information is held strictly confidential. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.Please Contact: Ian Glendinning Director of Recruitment, Locum Tenens Division Pacific Companies Inc.t: e: ()
          

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 ()
          

Nonprofit Director

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Nonprofit Director

Aniyia is the Executive Director of Black and Brown Founders, a San Francisco based nonprofit that assists black and latinx entrepreneurs with launching and growing a successful tech company. Not online does Aniyia's nonprofit guide their clients through the challenging start-up phase, they also use benchmarks to push the new companies to reach revenue goals to sustain their business for a long future.

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Tags: nonprofit, manager, executive, director, community, social, program, business, founder, minority, networking, assistance
Date: 2019-05-29




          

Administrative Assistant

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CA-San Francisco, Robert Half is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide support to high level executives for a great start-up here in San Francisco. This role will support special projects and day-to-day items, such as complex calendaring, travel arrangements, and managing expenses. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Manage complex calendars and schedule internal and external meetings - Manage attendees, agenda, and l
          

Administrative Assistant

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CA-San Francisco, Interested in getting into a fun and exciting Tech company? San Francisco is the place to get involved with disruptive, life changing, and impacting company. Robert Half has an immediate opportunity for a motivated and organized Admin Assistant who is looking to grow their professional skills and career with a fast pace company in San Francisco! This full-time temporary role starts immediately! To
          

Administrative Assistant

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CA-San Francisco, Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 hourly We are seeking a detail oriented, self-starter to support a team of brokers as an Administrative Assistant. Love working every single day with a team that values your hard work and dedication! Responsibilities: Manage complex and ever-changing calendars for multiple individuals Coordinate meetings, events and travel accomodations Create and update records and databa
          

CREATIVE DESIGNER

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CA-San Francisco, CREATIVE DESIGNER Company: Nicole Hollis, Inc. Location: San Francisco, CA Position Type: Full Time Experience: 1 Year Education: Bachelor's Degree Interior Designer, SF CA. Research/analysis of goals; develop drawings/dimensional designs/plans; select materials/colors; Bach+ 1 yr exp Resumes: HR, Nicole Hollis, Inc., NICOLEHOLLIS, 1000 Brannan Street Suite 503, SF CA 94103
          

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google

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San Francisco: Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently revealed that he has stopped using Google and moved its rival DuckDuckGo.

In a Twitter post, the CEO professed love to DuckDuckGo and said he had made it his default engine.

It read: "I love @DuckDuckGo. My default search engine for a while now. The app is even better!"

Soon, DuckDuckGo responded to Dorsey's compliment with a witty tweet, writing: That's great to hear @jack! Happy to have you on the on the Duck side," followed by a duck emoji.

Launched in 2008, DuckDuckGo's search engine is far behind the US based search engine giant Google, with its average number of searches per days at close to 50 million, while Google processes more than 3.5 billion search queries a day

to recall, Dorsey recently trolled social media giant Facebook, when the company rebranded its logo from lower case to all caps in order to distinguish it self from the company's subsidiaries such as Instagram and WhatsApp.



          

Qualcomm's biz practices drove us out of chip market: Intel

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San Francisco: Months after selling its smartphone modem chip business to Apple, Intel has said chipset making giant Qualcomm's business practices pushed it out of the modem chip market.

Intel has filed a brief supporting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and opposing Qualcomm's appeal of the judgment passed in May against Qualcomm by US District Court, Northern District of California.

The court found that "Qualcomm's licensing practices have strangled competition in the CDMA and premium LTE modem chip markets for years, and harmed rivals, OEMs and end consumers." The court also found that Qualcomm's conduct "unfairly tends to destroy competition itself."

"Intel agrees with the District Court's findings. Intel suffered the brunt of Qualcomm's anticompetitive behaviour, was denied opportunities in the modem market, was prevented from making sales to customers and was forced to sell at prices artificially skewed by Qualcomm. We filed the brief because we believe it is important for the Court of Appeals to hear our perspective," Steven Rodgers, Intel's General Counsel, wrote in a post on Friday.

The California headquartered firm also noted that it sold its smartphone modem chip business to Apple at a "a multi-billion dollar loss".

"We invested billions, hired thousands, acquired two companies and built innovative world-class products that eventually made their way into Apple's industry-leading iPhones, including the most recently released iPhone 11. But when all was said and done, Intel could not overcome the artificial and insurmountable barriers to fair competition created by Qualcomm's scheme and was forced to exit the market this year," Rodgers noted.

Apple, in July, announced the acquisition of chip-maker Intel's smartphone modem business for $1 billion.

Approximately 2,200 Intel employees were then said to join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases.


          

Other: Compliance Officer - Denver, Colorado

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Company OverviewWith offices in Denver, San Francisco and Sydney, Paradice Investment Management (Paradice) is a boutique investment manager specializing in capacity constrained equity strategies. We are long-term, bottom-up investors with the belief that the equity markets are inefficient enough to provide excellent investment opportunities. We favor well-managed good value companies that have significant opportunities for growth.Role Summary and DutiesThe compliance function at Paradice is responsible for the design and implementation of risk-based policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the regulatory environment of the Adviser and all applicable securities laws and statues.The Compliance Officer will work across all functional teams of the firm to build a culture of compliance whist supporting the program in the following areas, testing the effectiveness of policies and controls, conducting marketing reviews and managing investment guidelines in the order management system.This role requires a highly flexible, analytical professional who is diplomatic and able to operate in an environment with frequent shifts in priorities, as the business needs dictate.Key Responsibilities:Assist the CCO in the development of processes and procedures to strengthen Firm compliance with regulatory requirements as well as the mechanisms to test and the effectiveness of the procedures.Facilitate the completion of certifications, attestations and disclosures and conduct reviews of the responses.Maintain appropriate books and records pursuant regulatory requirements.Carry out transactional surveillance to ensure compliance with Firm policies.Assist with the preparation and filing of regulatory documentation, including substantial shareholding in multiple jurisdictions.Conduct timely review and approval of advertisements, sales and marketing materials, due diligence questionnaires, newsletters, white papers and disclosures.Conduct due diligence on prospective and existing vendors.Ongoing review of new and existing products and participate in new product launches to ensure regulatory compliance and appropriate development of strategy within all required regulatory requirements.Code, maintain and review investment guidelines in Bloomberg AIM, review and investigate exceptions in a timely manner.Key skills, experience and qualificationsBachelor's Degree or higher.Minimum of 5 years' experience in a compliance role at an investment advisor, global equities strongly preferred.Working knowledge of federal securities regulations, e.g., the Securities Act of 1933, Investment Advisors Act of 1940, and Regulation D.Experience in conducting marketing reviews.Proven strength in data analytics.Exceptional attention to detail whist effectively prioritizing tasks and producing consistently accurate work.Service-oriented; the ability to balance regulatory and policy standards along with a business perspective.High level of integrity and professionalism. ()
          

Apple taking 'deeper look' at disputed borders for its Maps

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San Francisco: Apple which showed the controversial annexed Crimean peninsula as part of the Russian territory on its location-based apps has changed how Crimea is displayed in its Maps and Weather apps and will take a "deeper look" at how disputed borders are shown.

Ukraine criticised the Cupertino-based tech giant for showing Crimea as part of Russia's territory on its Maps and Weather apps.

The annexed region, which has a Russian-speaking majority, has now been removed from being shown as Russian territory on Apple Maps and its Weather app, reports 9to5mac.com.

"We review international law as well as relevant US and other domestic laws before making a determination in labelling on our Maps and make changes if required by law," Apple said in a statement.

"We are taking a deeper look at how we handle disputed borders in our services and may make changes in the future as a result. Our intention is to make sure our customers can enjoy using Maps and other Apple services, everywhere in the world," it added.

The peninsula on the north side of the Black Sea was brought under the Russian control in March 2014 during political unrest there concerning Crimea's status within Ukraine.

According to a report in BBC, the State Duma, the Russian parliament's lower house, said in a statement: "Crimea and Sevastopol now appear on Apple devices as Russian territory."

Apple had been in talks with Russia for several months over what the State Duma described as "inaccuracy" in the way Crimea was labelled.

Search engine giant Google, in 2014, agreed to portray Crimea as part of Russia for users inside Russia. And now, users outside Russia will see Crimea's capital Simferopol without an accompanying country at all.


          

Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Network suffers data breach

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San Francisco: In a bizarre incident, global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has "admitted" that the personal details of seven current and former employees had been "inadvertently" published online by a "third-party vendor".

First reported by Business Insider, the report said the personal details of some past and present employees -- their names, dates of birth and social security numbers -- have been exposed online.

A company spokesperson said they took immediate action to remove the data from public access and terminate the vendor relationship.

"We also promptly reported the incident to the appropriate authorities and to the impacted individuals. We take the protection of our employees' information very seriously and have taken steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future," the company spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Palo Alto Networks, however, did not divulge further details on who the third party vendor was and how the personal details of the employees were leaked.

Palo Alto Networks has made a slew of acquisitions in recent months across cybersecurity verticals. It recently acquired IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million.


          

Apple devices, gaming products hit among Black Friday shoppers

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New York/San Francisco: The Black Friday shopping frenzy caught up with people across the globe after Thanksgiving Day and deal shopping was so intense that Costco's website and app in the US went down and long queues were seen outside hypermarket stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

According to USA Today, At a J.C. Penney store in Merritt Island, Florida, shoppers started lining up before noon for a coupon giveaway at 2 p.m. on Thursday. By the time the store opened, hundreds had lined up.

"Major retailers, including Best Buy, Target, Macy's and for the first time Bed Bath & Beyond, have in-store specials for those who want to shop on the holiday," said the report.

According to the US National Retail Federation, shoppers are expected to spend $728 billion to $731 billion in November and December. Market research firm eMarketer predict the shopping may even hit $1 trillion this year.

Smartphones and gaming products were once again topped the chart for shoppers on Day One.

The US carriers AT&T, Sprint and Verizon put special Black Friday and "Cyber Monday" deals on Apple iPhones.

Best iPhone deals were: Get iPhone 11 for $0/mo at Sprint when you trade in your iPhone 6s or newer in any condition; save up to 60 per cent on the Apple iPhone XR; save up to 57% on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 at Sprint and save up to 60 per cent on a wide range of Apple iPhones, the carriers said in a statement.

Apple on his part once again put sizzling Black Friday deals on offer -- from iPads as low as $237 to MacBook Pros up to $1,700 off.

According to Appleinsider.com, the best Apple deals for the next three days were: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $159.99 ($40 off); 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 32GB, 1TB, Radeon 560X) Gray: $2,299 ($1,300 off); 11-inch iPad Pro (1TB, Wi-Fi): $1,099 @ Amazon ($250 off); 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) Silver: $1,499 ($500 off); 2017 MacBook Air (1.8GHz, 8GB, 128GB): $699 ($300 off) and 2019 MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB): $899 ($200 off), among others.

The newly-launched Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case was available for $234.98 ($15 off).

The 44mm Apple Watch 5 (GPS) Gold Aluminum, Pink Sport Band was available for $409 at Amazon ($20 off) and 44mm Apple Watch 5 (Cellular) Black Stainless, Black Sport Band was going for $669 at Amazon ($80 off).

There were queues for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, and PC games across retail stores.

According to Wired.com, Nintendo Switch with Spyro Reignited Trilogy game was available for $289 ($45 off). The Nintendo Switch alone costs $299.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons were available for $60 ($20 off) at Walmart and Best Buy.

Sony PS4 1 TB along with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn games were going for $199 ($100) off which was steal deal.

PS4 Pro with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game was available for for $299 ($100 off again).

Microsodt Xbox One S with Sea of Thieves, Fortnite and Minecraft games was available for $150 ($100 off) while Xbox One X with Jedi: Fallen Order game was being sold for $349 ($150 off) at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

Xbox One Controller was available for for $39 ($30 off).

Black Friday, or the Friday after the Thanksgiving Day in the US, is regarded as the beginning of Christmas shopping season.

Thanksgiving being one of the biggest shopping seasons in the US, online stores all over the world including the UK, Japan, Australia, European Union and India are also offering Black Friday sales.

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online.


          

Some Uber Drivers Use Bogus Identities and Shared Accounts

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An anonymous reader shares a report: Uber faced a blow on Monday when London regulators refused to renew the ride-hailing company's operating permit because of safety concerns. The biggest issue lawmakers cited was drivers using false identities as they ferried unsuspecting passengers. At least 14,000 trips were made by unauthorized drivers, according to city regulator Transport for London. The way it worked is this: A number of drivers would share one account, and whenever one of them went out to drive, they'd upload their own photo to fool passengers. The unauthorized drivers were able to pose as vetted, licensed and insured, when often they weren't. Turns out, the issue of fraudulent Uber drivers isn't isolated to London. Instances of unauthorized drivers, including convicted felons, being on the Uber app have surfaced in other cities, including San Francisco, Houston and Boston. Sometimes drivers reportedly used another person's license and Social Security number to sign up for the ride-hailing service. Other times they used fake names. And on some occasions they bought bogus identities on the internet. "For bad actors, it's not hard to circumvent Uber's signup process since it's designed to get drivers onboarded as quickly as possible and with as little hassle as possible," said Harry Campbell, a ride-hail driver who runs the popular Rideshare Guy blog. "From time to time, Uber uses a 'selfie check' to verify the driver, but it's not clear how accurate this method is."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


          

Worlds AIDS Day Observance in Golden Gate Park

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National AIDS Memorial Golden Gate Park, Nancy Pelosi Dr & Bowling Green Dr, San Francisco 94102
          

Lead Physician Pediatrics and Adolescent Services | Mission Neighborhood Health Center

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San Francisco, California, Experience:  Board certified or Board eligible and residency training in Pediatrics.  2 years experience practicing in Pediatrics. Basic Life Support:  Must have current BLS certification Software
          

Senior Editor, Team Manager – OA Journals (Behavioural and Social Sciences)

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Company: 
Location (from list): 
Cambridge, UK
San Francisco, CA
Employment type: 
Full-time, Permanent
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Editor, Publishing, Management, Editorial
Required skills: 
peer review, scientific or medical journals publishing, line management, PhD, Open Access
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£ Competitive + Benefits   •   Cambridge (UK) or San Francisco (USA)   •   Permanent   •   Full Time   •   ASAP

Our client, a leading and growing not-for-profit STM Open Access journal publisher, is looking for a Senior Editor, Team Manager (Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, Neuroscience, and Mental Health) to join its multidisciplinary OA Journals team.

This role is exclusive to Telfer Partners.

The Senior Editor, Team Manager is the strategic lead in their subject area and in coordination with, and reporting to the Senior Managing Editor, they are responsible for creating and implementing a vision for their OA content. The main responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing manuscripts through the editorial process to ensure fast & thorough review
  • Managing a team of editors to ensure efficient submission handling for their subject areas
  • Supporting Editors and resolving issues that arise during manuscript handling/peer review
  • Managing communication between Associate Editors and Editorial Board members
  • Providing supporting materials and recruitment for the editorial board
  • Managing the assignment of manuscripts to Editors and bringing manuscripts to resolution
  • Developing/managing procedures to ensure optimized submission handling in subject area
  • Developing and updating editorial policies as required
  • Representing the publisher at external meetings and organising staff conference attendance
  • Recruiting and coordinating training of new editors.

The successful candidate will have considerable editorial experience in peer-reviewed scientific or medical journals publishing. Line management is desirable but those without will still be considered if they have sufficient editorial experience, and experience in training staff is preferred. A PhD in a scientific discipline or similar clinical qualification is also desirable but not essential. You will have excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills, and be highly organised and efficient with strong problem-solving abilities.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, strong benefits and the chance to work in an innovative and truly collaborative environment.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to enquiries@telferpartners.com quoting the reference TP 529. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

Referral Scheme - Telfer Partners offer a referral reward if we fill this vacancy with someone you recommend. You can send us contact details of anyone you would like to recommend to enquiries@telferpartners.com.


          

Bernie’s Q&A: Dream Presidents, San Francisco, Liberal vs. Conservative, and more! (11/29) — Premium Interactive ($4 members)

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Below is a sneak peek of this content! Welcome to this week’s Premium Q&A session for Premium Interactive members. I appreciate you all signing up and joining me. Thank you. Due to the holiday, not many questions came in this week. I hope you and your families all had a... CONTINUE
          

12/2/2019: SPORTS: RAVENS TOP NINERS ON RAIN-SOAKED DAY

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The offensive show wasn’ t quite as dazzling for quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens as they squared off with the rugged defence of the San Francisco 49ers in the driving rain Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Jackson threw for one touchdown...
          

12/2/2019: SPORTS: PACKERS 31, GIANTS 13

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The Green Bay Packers rebounded from an awful loss to the San Francisco 49ers and handed the New York Giants their eighth consecutive loss in East Rutherford, N. J. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, coming off one of the worst games of his career,...
          

2019 Holiday Shipping Guidelines

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Luxey Maison handcrafted products make perfect holiday gifts. We offer a curated assortment of hand poured soy candles, new made-to-order botanical perfumes, and unique candle accessories that will please many on your list. Please refer to our holiday shipping guidelines below to ensure your gifts arrive in time. We will do our best to accommodate last minute orders by offering local pick up if you're near San Francisco or the option to upgrade to express delivery. Short on time or can't decide? [...]
          

San Francisco 49ers Glacier Pilsner Solid Glass

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Utilizing a high tech particle vapor deposition (PVD) treatment, these Glass Glacier Pilsners feature a lustrous chromatic finish to elevate Glassware into luxury drink ware. These cutting-edge Glass Glacier Pilsners create an entirely new market...



   

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Week 14: Kein Ausrutscher mehr erlaubt!

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Die Post Season rückt unaufhaltsam näher!

Nur noch wenige Spiele und die Teilnehmer der Playoffs stehen fest. Einige Teams müssen noch zittern, andere kämpfen schon um die besten Plätze. Daher darf man sich nun keine Ausrutscher mehr erlauben. (SERVICE: Die Tabelle der NFL)

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Die Houstan Texans bezwangen im Monday Night die New England Patriots, dank eines phänomenalen Spielzugs.

In der Nacht zum Mittwoch empfangen die Seattle Seahawks die Minnesota Vikings zu einer spannenden Partie und beenden die 13. Woche.

Die 14. Woche beginnt mit den Chicago Bears gegen die Dallas Cowboys - für beide Teams geht es um die Teilnahme an den Playoffs.

Am Sonntagabend deutscher Zeit müssen die San Francisco 49ers bei den New Orleans Saints ran, auch die Los Angeles Chargers müssen auswärts zu den Jacksonville Jaguars.

Doch das absolute Leckerbissen dürfte die Partie der Kansas City Chiefs gegen die New England Patriots sein.

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Die restlichen Spiele der Woche 13:

Montag, 02. Dezember

Houston Texans - New England Patriots 28:22

Dienstag, 03. Dezember

Seattle Seahawks - Minnesota Vikings (2.15 Uhr)

Alle Spiele der Woche 14 im Überblick:

Freitag, 06. Dezember

Chiacago Bears - Dallas Cowboys (2.20 Uhr)

Sonntag, 08. Dezember

Atlanta Falcons - Carolina Panthers (19.00 Uhr)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Indianapolis Colts (19.00 Uhr)
New York Jets - Miami Dolphins (19.00 Uhr)
New Orleans Saints - San Francisco 49ers (19.00 Uhr)
Minnesota Vikings - Detroit Lions (19.00 Uhr)
Houston Texans - Denver Broncos (19.00 Uhr)
Buffalo Bills - Baltimore Ravens (19.00 Uhr)
Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals (19.00 Uhr)
Green Bay Packers -Washington Redskins (19.00 Uhr)
Jacksonville Jaguars - Los Angeles Chargers (22.05 Uhr)
Arizona Cardinals - Pittsburgh Steelers (22.25 Uhr)
Oakland Raiders - Tennessee Titans (22.25 Uhr)
New England Patriots -Kansas City Chiefs (22.25 Uhr)

Montag, 09. Dezember

Seattle Seahawks - Los Angeles Rams (2.20 Uhr)

Doenstag, 10. Dezember

New York Giants - Philadelphia Eagels (2.15 Uhr)

 


          

www.patriotsfansclub.com/ (no replies)

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One of the most compelling (and for the teams most maddening) realities of the NFL is that most games are close games Youth Donald Trump Jerseys , with the potential outcomes going either way. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers recently illustrated that point in relation to his team’s 2018 season.“We could have won them all,” Rivers told Nick Hardwick and Jon Schaeffer of XTRA 1360 in San Diego. “Like we could have gone undefeated. We could have. And we also could have gone 6-10.”The Chargers went 12-4, and three of the losses came by 10 or more points. But they could have indeed won each of those three games — vs. Chiefs, at Rams, and vs. Ravens.The challenge for the Chargers in 2019 will be to forget about 12-4 and, more importantly, to forget about the way the season fell apart in the divisional round and to focus on winning one game at a time. All too often, teams that managed to string together a bunch of wins one year can’t duplicate it the next year, because they allow themselves to think based on a great record that it came easier than it did.It never comes easy. Which makes what the Patriots continue to do even more impressive. They’ve found a way to expunge the outcome of the prior season from their brains, and to focus obsessively on what’s next. If the Chargers can do that in 2019, they may get another crack at the Pats in January. A look at the teams selecting Friday night and where the Patriots fit in."The NFL Draft resumes tonight at 7 PM, and the Arizona Cardinals will be on the clock first at pick 33. Typically Friday is the more exciting day, especially for Patriots fans, because there is a lot of movement between teams.Last night, 5 picks in rounds 2 and 3 changed hands. The picks were: Other than that Donald Trump Jerseys Stitched , the draft order hasn’t changed since yesterday. Of course, there are rumors that Josh Rosen may be on the move at some point today, so that could certainly change, but, for now, the board looks mostly the same as it did yesterday.The Patriots have the most picks (five) tonight, with the Colts and Rams both having four. The Colts, however, have three picks in the second round, while the Rams have three in the third. As you probably know, the Patriots have two in the second and three in the third. Some teams that may be even more likely to trade picks are the Texans, Chiefs, and Eagles.That’s because they have picks bunched close together. The Texans have back to back picks at 54 and 55.Unless they love 2 guys there, it would be a great opportunity to get the guy they want and still trade down and get more picks. The Eagles are in a similar situation with picks 53 and 57, and the Chiefs hold nearly back to back picks at 61 and 63. All of those teams could be focused on one player in the spot they’re in and Youth Stephen Gostkowski Jerseys , while getting him, also trade back and pick up more assets.As far as the Patriots are concerned, the wait won’t be quite as long for them tonight, as they are picking 24th tonight, at pick 56. Then they’ll have a pick just eight picks later at 64, and nine picks after that at 73. Having picks relatively close together may allow them to trade back, or, possibly, trade a pick or two for a veteran who can make an immediate impact. Look for the Patriots to make some noise at the end of the second and top of the third. After 73, they have to wait until 97, but they again have picks very close together, because they will be on the clock again at 101.Having the number of picks they do, and the relatively small gap between most of their picks gives the Patriots a ton of options tonight. Last year, the Patriots dealt one of their 3rd rounders for Trent Brown. Will we see the same type of move this year? Will the Patriots trade up for a player they covet early in the second? Or, will the Patriots do what they did last year Stephen Gostkowski Jerseys Stitched , and use those picks to get some extra draft capital for next season?I think it could be a little of everything. With five picks, they can draft a few players, pick up a veteran, or maybe second year player (come to me, Josh Rosen), or even make a trade for a higher pick next year. I’m hoping for some fireworks, which we always assume that we won’t get, but, then again, we’ve always said we wouldn’t see the flashy first round WR, and that already happened, so maybe Bill has some more surprises for us this year.Full 2nd and 3rd Round OrderRound 2 33. Arizona34. Indianapolis (from N.Y. Jets)35. Oakland36. San Francisco37. Seattle (from N.Y. Giants)38. Jacksonville39. Tampa Bay40. Buffalo41. Denver42. Cincinnati43. Detroit44. Green Bay45. L.A. Rams (from Atlanta)46. Indianapolis (from Washington)47. Carolina48. Miami49. Cleveland50. Minnesota51. Tennessee52. Denver (from Pittsburgh)53. Philadelphia (from Baltimore)54. Houston (from Seattle)55. Houston56. New England (from Chicago)57. Philadelphia58. Dallas59. Indianapolis60. L.A. Chargers61. Kansas City62. New Orleans63. Kansas City (from L.A. Rams)64. New EnglandRound 3 65. Arizona66. Pittsburgh (from Oakland)67. San Francisco68. N.Y. Jets69. Jacksonville70. Tampa Bay71. Denver72. Cincinnati73. New England (from Detroit)74. Buffalo75. Green Bay76. Washington77. Carolina78. Miami79. L.A. Rams (from Atlanta)80. Cleveland81. Minnesota82. Tennessee83. Pittsburgh84. Kansas City (from Seattle)85. Baltimore86. Houston87. Chicago88. Detroit (from Philadelphia)89. Indianapolis90. Dallas91. L.A. Chargers92. Seattle (from Kansas City)93. N.Y. Jets (from New Orleans)94. L.A. Rams95. N.Y. Giants (from New England through Cleveland)96. Washington*97. New England*98. Jacksonville (from L.A. Rams)*99. L.A. Rams*100. Carolina*101. New England*102. Baltimore*Pat is a host of The Patriot Nation PodcastFollow him on Twitter @plane_pats
          

Splunk Inc: A Soaring Tech Stock Most People Have Never Heard of

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This Tech Stock Has Been Delivering Big Returns
Today’s chart highlights one of the most overlooked tech stocks on the market: Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK).

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Splunk is a data analytics company. Its "Data-to-Everything" platform helps businesses investigate, monitor, analyze, and act on data. Because Splunk’s services are geared to businesses, most consumers have never heard of the company.

However, the few people who were informed enough to load up on Splunk stock at.

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NASA embarks on 5 expeditions targeting air, land and sea across US

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NASA is sending five airborne campaigns across the United States in 2020 to investigate fundamental processes that ultimately impact human lives and the environment, from snowstorms along the East Coast to ocean eddies off the coast of San Francisco. Science teams will embark by land, sea and air as part of multi-year campaigns funded by NASA's Earth Venture program. This is NASA's third s
          

Clowney trying to focus on present with Seahawks, not future

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - When the Seattle Seahawks were last on the field nearly two weeks ago, Jadeveon Clowney was their best player.

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PHOTOS/#Video: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED #Child Opens in San Francisco; Get a First Look and Hear From J.K. Rowling!

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The exclusive West Coast production of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrates the official opening in San Francisco today, Sunday, December 1, at the Curran Theater. Once preview ...
          

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Unreal play from a 49ers reserve results in Lamar Jackson’s first lost fumble of 2019

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San Francisco 49ers safety Marcell Harris wasn’t supposed to be in the game in the third quarter, let alone staring down the hard-charging NFL MVP front-runner. But in the game he was — after Niners safety Jaquiski Tartt took a kn...
          

Ravens could not seem to stop 49ers RB Raheem Mostert in the first half

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On a sloppy field at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert appeared to be one of the few players who could find his footing. Mostert, who is normally the team's third-string running bac...
          

49ers player says he’s not losing sleep over Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

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The unstoppable force meets the immovable object Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers’ top-ranked defense attempts to slow down the Baltimore Ravens’ top-ranked offense led by NFL MVP front-runner Lamar Jackson. Jackson has been an...
          

US man surrenders after killing Indian student

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San Francisco: A US man has surrendered to the police in California’s San Bernardino for the killing of Indian student Abhishek Sudhesh and was immediately arrested, authorities said.Eric Devon Turner, 42, turned himself in on Saturday after the shooting incident that took place on Thanksgiving Day on November 28, the San Bernardino County Sun reported.According …

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Your weekend getaway for the holidays: San Francisco

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Ice skating, dazzling displays — check out the puppies and kittens for adoption in Macy's windows — a pop-up pedestrian park and decked-out hotel lobbies draw visitors to the city's always-jumping Union Square.


          

Drive behind occupation of Alcatraz lingers 50 years later

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On a chilly November night 50 years ago, a 7-year-old Peter Bratt, his four siblings and their single mother left their San Francisco home for the pier.
          

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When Is It Time To Move?

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When you think about it, it has to be one of the strangest moves in recent memory. The Chairman is in his 80's, born and raised in California, and his company has been in San Francisco for nearly half a century. Yet Charles Schwab has taken the dramatic step of moving. And not just moving across the street, but moving to Texas.
          

When Is It time To Move?

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When you think about it, it has to be one of the strangest moves in recent memory. The Chairman is in his 80's, born and raised in California, and his company has been in San Francisco for nearly half a century. Yet Charles Schwab has taken the dramatic step of moving. And not just moving across the street, but moving to Texas.
          

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Boston College Football: 9 Coaching Candidates to Replace Steve Addazio

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Boston College fired coach Steve Addazio on Sunday. Addazio went 44-44 over seven years in Chestnut Hill and guided the program to five bowl trips, with another expected to come in 2019. Addazio had only one season of fewer than six wins with a 3-9 mark in 2015. However, Boston College never won more than seven under Addazio’s watch.

 

Who could replace Addazio at Boston College? Here are nine names to watch in the coaching search:

 

9 Coaching Candidates to Replace Steve Addazio at Boston College

Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator, Michigan

Brown is regarded as one of the top defensive coordinators in college football and has extensive ties to the Northeast. Prior to spending the last four years at Michigan, Brown called the plays on defense at Boston College (2013-15), UConn (2011-12) and Maryland (2009-10). Brown went 27-20 as Northeastern’s head coach from 200-03 and 43-19 at UMass from 2004-08.

 

Chris Creighton, Head Coach, Eastern Michigan

Creighton’s record at Eastern Michigan is only 28-46, but this job is one of the toughest in college football. The Eagles went 3-21 in Creighton’s first two years (2014-15) on the job but have claimed at least five victories in each of the last three full seasons. Eastern Michigan has played in only three bowl games in its program history – two of those have come under Creighton’s watch. Prior to Eastern Michigan, Creighton went 32-9 at Ottawa, 63-15 at Wabash and 41-22 at Drake.

 

Mike Elko, Defensive Coordinator, Texas A&M

Elko doesn’t get much national recognition, but he’s a solid defensive coordinator that’s primed to get an opportunity to become a head coach in the near future. He was hired by Jimbo Fisher as the Texas A&M’s defensive signal-caller in 2018 and has previous stops in the same role at Notre Dame (2017), Wake Forest (2014-16) and Bowling Green (2009-13). He does not have any experience as a head coach.

 

Jeff Hafley, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Ohio State

Hafley is a coach on the rise after helping Ohio State’s defense take a big step forward in 2019. The New Jersey native joined Ryan Day’s first staff in Columbus after working in the NFL from 2012-18 with stops at Tampa Bay, Cleveland and San Francisco. Hafley does not have any experience as a head coach but has previous stops as an assistant in college at Pitt and Rutgers. He’s also regarded as an excellent recruiter.

 

Butch Jones, Former Tennessee Head Coach

Jones popped up in the opening at Rutgers. Could he resurface again in the coaching carousel this offseas