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04x13 Viajar a Kitzbühel, Javi Lliso hace historia, repaso a los WWMG y más!!   

'Ya tenemos el programa de esta semana y seguro que os gusta, porque es muy variado y divertido. ¡A disfrutarlo! Este fin de semana tiene lugar el famoso descenso de Copa del Mundo de Kitzbühel, en la pista Streif: Dominik Paris, ganador del descenso de Kitzbühel en el 2019 Aquí podéis ver la bajada con la que Dominik Paris ganó la temporada pasada. Tras su reciente lesión se pierde la edición de este año (y posiblemente la temporada entera). Una pena. Pero en esta estación no todo es la Copa del Mundo, y aunque no estamos a tiempo de ir este año, sí es buen momento para planificar el viaje a esta estación que todo esquiador debe visitar alguna vez en la vida. Plano de pistas del domino KitzSki Con Jordi Navarro os damos todos los consejos...'

Manchester United considering Edinson Cavani move?   

Manchester United are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan keen on leaving the club this month.

Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo Talks Up Move for PSG's Edinson Cavani   

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has talked up a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani amid speculation the Uruguay international will move to the Wanda Metropolitano in the January transfer window...

Chelsea 'make loan bid worth £12m for Edinson Cavani'   

Chelsea make a loan offer worth £12m for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, according to a report.

Neymar, PSG Top Stade De Reims 3-0 to Advance to Coupe de la Ligue Final   

Paris Saint-Germain booked their spot in the final of the 2019-20 Coupe de la Ligue by beating 10-man Reims 3-0 at the Stade Auguste-Delaune on Wednesday. Marquinhos headed home a Neymar corner to open the scoring in the ninth minute...

Edinson Cavani's Mother: PSG 'Not Behaving Well' Amid Atletico Madrid Rumours   

Edinson Cavani's mother has criticised Paris Saint-Germain for "not behaving well" in not facilitating a move for her son, with Atletico Madrid reportedly in the hunt to sign him this month...

Latest on PSG's Edinson Cavani Amid Manchester United, Chelsea Transfer Rumours   

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly given Edinson Cavani a €20 million (£17 million) price tag amid rumours linking him with Manchester United and Chelsea ...

Paris says adieu as Jean Paul Gaultier puts up an exit show   


Fashion’s enfant terrible leaves industry with collection that upcycles past glories

Jean Paul Gaultier was never going to make a French exit from the fashion world. The 67-year-old designer staged his swansong on Wednesday evening, bidding adieu to the industry as loudly as he could.

Supermodels were joined by celebrities, dancers, contortionists and drag queens on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet – an unforgettable show that had the hundreds of audience members cheering non-stop for almost two hours. For many there, it was an emotional goodbye, not only because Gaultier is beloved for his iconic designs, but because he is one of the few living designers to be considered a national treasure, instantly recognisable to the public for his peroxide hair, Breton stripes and Cheshire cat grin.

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Du Parlement De Paris Voltaire Louis   

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Color #11 Japanese Cotton Sashiko thread NAVY BLUE 20 meter skein by kimonomomo   


1.99 USD

This is a 20 meter skein. The 40 meter skeins (pictured) have been discontinued.

This 100% cotton sashiko thread in NAVY BLUE #11 is thick and sturdy, perfect for traditional sashiko and the sampler kits also available in our store. Made in Japan!

The second image shows a comparison between SKY BLUE #9, COBALT BLUE #10, and NAVY BLUE #11. Only NAVY BLUE is available through this listing. This thread does not use natural indigo but a chemical dye that will not bleed.

Learn more about sashiko at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter @kimonomomo for the latest updates.


Color #2 Japanese Cotton Sashiko thread OFF WHITE 20 meter skein by kimonomomo   


1.99 USD

This 100% cotton sashiko thread in OFF WHITE #2 is thick and sturdy, perfect for traditional sashiko and the sampler kits also available in our store. Made in Japan.

Other colors are also available (WHITE is shown on the right for comparison). Also available in a 100 meter skein. Check our shop for more items.

Learn more about sashiko at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter @kimonomomo for the latest updates.


Review: ALA.NI aces on an astounding a capella adventure   

Paris-based, London-born ALA

Health fears over French academic held in Iran   

Thu, 2020-01-23 23:08

PARIS: French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah has requested access to her French colleague Roland Marchal in detention in Iran, saying she has “serious concerns” about his health, a committee supporting the pair said Thursday.
The two researchers have been held in the Islamic Republic since June, two of a number of foreigners arrested in Iran during a spike in tensions between Tehran and the West.
Adelkhah would be willing to end her hunger strike, which she started on Dec. 24, if Marchal was freed, the support committee said in a press release sent to AFP.
“She has the most serious concerns about his health — an alarm that we share,” because the Revolutionary Guards have refused a consular visit to Marchal since December, the committee said.
French nationals held abroad can usually receive consular visits, during which detention conditions — and their health — can be checked.
But Iran does not recognize dual nationality and has lashed out at Paris for what it has described as “interference” in the cases of the academics, both from Sciences Po university in Paris.
Adelkhah has refused to return to her cell and held a sit-in in a public area of the prison over the last week, demanding to see Marchal “to comfort him and check the state of his health,” the committee said.
Iran has dropped espionage charges against Adelkhah but she still faces charges of spreading “propaganda against the political system” and “conspiracy against national security.”
Marchal is accused of “collusion against national security,” according to his lawyer.
The two researchers are not the only foreign academics behind bars in Iran — Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert of the University of Melbourne is serving a 10-year sentence on espionage charges. Moore-Gilbert is sharing a cell with Adelkhah and joined her on the hunger strike.
Arrests of foreigners including dual nationals in Iran have increased since the United States pulled out a landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran in 2018 and reimposed crippling sanctions.
France and other European nations have tried to salvage the deal, but tensions soared further after the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani earlier this month.
France has regularly called on Iran to release Adelkhah and Marchal, with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian saying earlier this month that their detention was “unacceptable.”

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Jailed UK-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe is ‘chess piece’: husbandUS imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

First Arrest Made in Connection to the Mass Shooting Outside McDonald's in Downtown Seattle   

Two suspects are still at large, but a third has been arrested. by Lester Black
SPD Police Chief Carmen Best, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon.
SPD Police Chief Carmen Best, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon. Lester Black

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) made their first arrest in connection to last night’s mass shooting in downtown Seattle. They arrested a gunshot victim taken to Harborview Medical Center who was allegedly himself one of the shooters. The department is still searching for two other individuals believed to have been involved in the gunfight, which left one person dead and seven others injured.

SPD chief Carmen Best told reporters Thursday afternoon that over 20 shell casings have been recovered from the scene near the corner of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street after gunfire erupted around 5 p.m. yesterday.

“We had two subjects that were in front of the McDonalds,” Best said. “Some sort of dispute occurred, guns were pulled, shots were fired, people were running, and the suspects ran from each other.”

Best said the fight, which took place along Seattle’s busiest bus corridor at peak commuting hours, was believed to be gang related. The gunfight involved three shooters. One was shot in the gunfire and later arrested at Harborview Medical Center Wednesday night while two others, believed to be Marquise Latrelle Tolbert and William Ray Tolliver, both 24 years old, are still missing.

Police have asked for the public's help in locating the two men. They are believed to be armed and dangerous.

The remaining seven victims, who include a 50-year-old woman who was killed, are not believed to be connected to the argument that set off the shooting, according to Best.

SPD has not released the names of the arrested individual nor the 50-year-old who died.

Three people are still in the hospital, including a 9-year-old boy. Mayor Jenny Durkan said the 9-year-old had gone through surgery and is showing a promising recovery.

Wednesday night’s shooting was the third downtown shooting in barely 24 hours and has renewed calls to clean up 3rd Avenue, which has long seen a concentration of illicit drug dealing. Best said Thursday that SPD was on the scene of the shooting within 15 seconds and the chief emphasized that, overall, Seattle is still a safe city.

“Seattle is one of the safest major cities in the country,” Best said. “Major cities everywhere are dealing with issues of gang and gun violence. We are not immune to that. But in comparison we are very safe city on the issue.”

Durkan told reporters Thursday violent crime has been falling in Seattle but gang violence has not.

“Crime was down last year and homicides were down last year,” Durkan said. “What we’re seeing is an uptick in gang violence not just in Seattle but in King County.”

Durkan said she is placing more officers on 3rd Avenue downtown in response to the shooting and will deploy a “mobile precinct” to both the area of Wednesday’s shooting and to the King County Courthouse.

Durkan placed part of the blame for last night’s shooting on there simply being too many guns on the streets.

“If this had been a fistfight, eight people would not have ended up in the hospital,” Durkan said. “We cannot avoid the fact and the truth that we have too many guns in our country and too many get into the hands of criminals.”

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The Biggest Events You Should Know About This Weekend   

A Lunar New Year Celebration at the Wing Luke Museum, the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, and More by Stranger EverOut Staff All week long, we've been posting lists of Seattle events to keep you busy, but we realize there's a lot to sort through. So, if you only have time to read one list, make it this one: We've plucked the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the to the closing of Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum at SAM, and from the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival to an evening with Carmen Maria Machado.


Chinese New Year Celebration
Cofounders Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan named their Ballard craft brewery Lucky Envelope for the colorful red envelopes traditionally stuffed with money and given out on Chinese New Year to bring good fortune. So it only makes sense that it's the perfect place to usher in the Year of the Rat. This weekend, they'll debut multiple limited releases, like the Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer (brewed from an ancient recipe) and Metal Rat Hazy IPA (a collaboration made with the Chinese American–owned Highland Brewing in Asheville), and Panda Dim Sum will serve up Chinese bites from a refurbished school bus. Naturally, 88 lucky red envelopes filled with special surprises will be given out each day. JULIANNE BELL
Saturday-Sunday, Lucky Envelope Brewing (Ballard)

Lunar New Year Fair at Wing Luke Museum
After witnessing a lion dance, take a "passport journey" through the museum to make crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodiac, win prizes, and discover all the different ways the Lunar New Year is celebrated around the world.
Saturday, Wing Luke Museum (Chinatown-International District)

Sammamish Lunar New Year
Welcome the Year of the Rat with Asian American cultural traditions like lion dances (performed by the International Lion Dance Team), a martial arts demonstration, and visual arts.
Saturday, Central Washington University (Sammamish)

Snoqualmie Lunar New Year Celebration
Dancing lions will bless select lucky businesses along Center Boulevard with acrobatic stunts "involving lettuce." This Lunar New Year celebration also promises Asian-inspired food trucks, a local gift market, and kids' activities.
Saturday, Snoqualmie Valley YMCA (Snoqualmie)


Bill Maher
Bill Maher has the rare ability to anger both conservatives and lefties with equal alacrity through his sociopolitical commentary, whether on his TV shows (Politically Incorrect and Real Time with Bill Maher) or in his documentary Religulous. Maybe that’s the key to his success—outrage everybody and you’ll gain substantial mindshare in the attention economy. Whether you agree or disagree with Maher, you have to admit he’s great at skewering hypocrisy—our grossest national product—and is never dull. And if you enjoy hearing comics flay the traitor squatting in the White House, you’ll likely guffaw to Maher’s withering put-downs (“He doesn’t want to alienate his base by reading”). That may be low-hanging fruit, but it’s exceptionally juicy. DAVE SEGAL
Saturday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

This "macabre and mystical" cabaret-style musical from Mark Siano and Opal Peachey, set in 1890s Prague, features the music of Dvořák and Chopin and art nouveau by Alphonse Mucha—plus "beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs." This will be the last edition of Bohemia before the whole crew heads over to Berlin.
Friday-Sunday, Triple Door (Downtown)

Dance Nation
Washington Ensemble Theatre's press materials promise "intense feminine energy" from Dance Nation, a Pulitzer Prize–nominated play by Clare Barron about a preteen dance troupe gunning for nationals under the guidance of their frazzled coach. In an interview, Barron, a Yale grad who hails from Wenatchee (!), says the show was inspired by the complex portrait of ambition presented in Lifetime's reality television series Dance Moms, which means there's no way this isn't going to be good. Extra insurance for this prediction comes from the fact that Bobbin Ramsey, who has a gift for organizing chaos onstage, is codirecting the performance with Alyza DelPan-Monley. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, 12th Avenue Arts (Capitol Hill)

Eugene Onegin
This Seattle Opera production brings together the genius of two great Russians: Alexander Pushkin, who wrote the novel in verse, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (The Nutcracker), who penned the score. It's a simple but moving and melancholy story of a young woman who falls in love with a cold-hearted nobleman, an encounter that tragically changes the course of their lives.
Friday-Saturday, McCaw Hall (Seattle Center)

Jaha Koo: Cuckoo
A few years ago, a rice cooker awakened Jaha Koo from a deep depression. At the bottom of his own black pit, an unlikely voice called out to him and lifted him up. "Cuckoo has finished cooking rice, please stir," the voice said. In that moment, Koo began imagining the rice cooker as a theatrical object. To him, the preprogrammed voice trapped in a mass-market workhorse metaphorically resonated with the life of the average Korean millennial. This spark of associations drove Koo to create Cuckoo, a piece of documentary theater connecting the fallout of the 1997 Asian financial crisis to a larger conversation about capitalism and mental health. The performance features Koo discussing recent Korean history with three talkative rice cookers that were hacked and reprogrammed to speak, sing, and fight with each other. Electronic music scores a kinetic video collage that mixes scenes from the financial disaster with relevant scenes from Koo's own life. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, On the Boards (Queen Anne)

Kathleen Madigan
Midwest comic Kathleen Madigan, who skewers such subjects as the Southern school system, retirement villages, the news, and her parents, will bring her wonderfully deep, sardonic voice to the Seattle stage.
Saturday, Moore Theatre (Belltown)

A Night Like This
Witness acrobats and variety artists act out stories from "exotic travels to the Seven Seas" through dance, aerial feats, song, and more. Michael Cunio of Postmodern Jukebox will step into the role of Master of the House, while Christine Deaver will be your raconteuse. As always, your ticket will include a multi-course dinner.
Friday-Sunday, Teatro ZinZanni (Bellevue)

An ambitious young man in 1920s Paris works his way up in a ritzy nightclub in Can Can's latest kitschy-glam, flesh-baring, plot-driven revue.
Friday-Sunday, Can Can (Downtown)

Sound Theatre Company kicks off its 2020 season with the world premiere of Darren Canady's Reparations, a speculative drama about healing inherited traumas using a device that transforms your blood into a time machine. The cast features Allyson Lee Brown, whose turn as Serena Williams in Citizen: An American Lyric drew effusive praise from Stranger editor Christopher Frizzelle: "[Brown is] such a captivating presence onstage, it's hard to look away from her." Jay O'Leary, who did such a great job pulling the good acting out of the players in Washington Ensemble Theatre's B, will direct. This production is stacked with so much talent—it is certainly one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (Atlantic)

The Rivals
George Mount will direct Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 18th-century comedy of manners, full of false identities and well-meaning deceptions, and, as the producers say, "duels, dandies, deceptions, and dudes with daddy issues." It's the play from which the term malapropism is derived, thanks to Mrs. Malaprop, a comic character who uses the wrong words that sound like the right ones. The more you know!
Friday-Sunday, Center Theatre (Seattle Center)

She Loves Me
Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick, progenitors of the deathless Fiddler on the Roof, also wrote this sweet musical about two perfume store clerks who butt heads constantly—not realizing that they're also in a romantic letter-writing relationship thanks to a classified. Yes, it's the plot of You've Got Mail.
Friday-Sunday, Village Theatre (Issaquah)

True West
America’s favorite masc4masc playwright Sam Shepard is dead. He passed away in 2017, but the swaggering cowboy, called the “greatest American playwright of his generation” by New York magazine, is continuing to get a retrospective on stages across the country. Now the celebration comes to the Seattle Rep, with the theater putting on True West, a gritty and funny play about two brothers and some identity theft. Expect brawls and belly laughs. CHASE BURNS
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

Whim W'Him's first production of 2020 is composed of three world premieres by three award-winning choreographers: Sidra Bell, founder of an eponymous dance company in New York; Ihsan Rustem, a Swiss choreographer who's collaborated with Whim W'him dancers in the past; and Whim W'Him's own Olivier Wevers.
Friday-Saturday, Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center)


Dermot Kennedy
Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy flew in a day early for his NPR Tiny Desk concert to rehearse with Washington, D.C.'s Howard Gospel Choir, whom he brought along to the performance. Hopefully, this tour stop will also bring some fun surprises.
Sunday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

Stranger music contributor Robert Ham recently wrote, "If you seek to understand even a sliver of what the internet has wrought on youth culture, pop music, and celebrity, you’re going to need to spend some time with Poppy. The online world created and nurtured Poppy, helping turn her from a curiosity into a sensation whose YouTube videos have logged more than 450 million views and whose work is debated and analyzed on Reddit by fans and detractors alike. She’s unavoidable, and she’s setting a template for how pop stars create and market their image online." She'll be performing tracks off of her last album on her I Disagree Tour.
Saturday, Neptune Theatre (University District)

Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival
Hear pieces from a variety of composers at the Seattle Chamber Music Society's annual six-day winter program. This year's theme is centered on a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The concerts this weekend will feature violin sonatas by Grieg and Mozart, piano trios by Schubert and Ravel, and both of Brahms’ string quintets, along with concluding concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Friday-Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

Seattle Pop Punk Festival
Shake off that winter chill and get your energy levels up for two days of double digits' worth of pop punk bands, both local and national, including the reunion of Sicko.
Friday-Saturday, Highline (Capitol Hill)

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 2020
Former Stranger contributor Brittnie Fuller has written, "This event in Leavenworth—the infamous German-themed town/tourist attraction nestled in the Cascades—looks like the coziest mid-winter music festival, filled with beardo-magnet amenities like skiing and snowboarding, a hot-toddy garden, wine tastings, and festival-branded flannel shirts. The weekend's musical offerings are generally varied, with numerous local and national acts ranging from indie rock to hip-hop." This year's roster is no exception, boasting sets by Pedro the Lion, Bully, Bearaxe, Lisa Prank, Ivan & Alyosha, CarLarans, Bryan John Appleby, and many more.
Friday-Saturday, Leavenworth Festhalle


10th Annual Belgian Fest
Brewing beers with Belgian yeast yields a range of ales with a distinctive fruity flavor. This festival featuring more than 100 Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries is the perfect opportunity to taste them all, including funky lambics, tangy saisons, dubbels, tripels, abbeys, and wits.
Saturday, Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center)

Strange Brewfest
Port Townsend's annual beer festival offers pours from over 30 breweries, from classics to Northwest-inspired oddballs.
Friday-Saturday, American Legion Hall (Port Townsend)


Carmen Maria Machado
She's done it again. Judging by the rave reviews of In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado has written another must-read. But rather than a collection of Borgesian short stories, this one is a harrowing memoir about her abusive relationship with her first girlfriend. Entertainment Weekly called it "the best memoir of the year." NPR says she's invented "a new kind of memoir." Seattle's own Kristen Millares Young said her review of the book in the Washington Post would have been easier to write if Machado wasn't "so good." Brace yourself for this one. RICH SMITH
Friday, Town Hall (First Hill)

Yangsze Choo: The Night Tiger
In Yangsze Choo's second novel (following The Ghost Bride), an 11-year-old boy searches for his dead master's finger, which sets him on a path to encounter a Malaysian dancehall girl and aspiring physician whose one-night partner left her a pretty gross memento.
Friday, Elliott Bay Book Company (Capitol Hill); Sunday, Everett Public Library


Burke NiteLife: EARTH
The Burke Museum, aka the best place to get up-close to ancient fossils and dinosaur skeletons, will host an after-hours party for drinking-age paleontology enthusiasts. Wander through the exhibits to witness live performances, get your photo taken with local drag queens, make a memento with a local artist, drink Westland Distillery cocktails and other locally crafted booze, and dance to live DJs. Dress up in jewel tones for the chance to win a prize.
Friday, Burke Museum (University District)

Seattle Boat Show 2020
The Seattle Boat Show is a feast for the eyes of maritime enthusiasts and professionals alike, with vessels lining the harbors along CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and Bell Harbor Marina, in addition to indoor displays.
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

Ursulmas Medieval Faire
Experience all the fun parts of the Middle Ages at the 38th annual Ursulmas Medieval Faire, where you'll be surrounded by feats of chivalry, fine arts, entertainment, and a marketplace.
Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds (Monroe)


'The Gentleman' Opening
Guy Ritchie's latest wisecracking shoot-em-up, about a British crime lord trying to make a deal with a rich Oklahoman pot kingpin, boasts a huge cast of likelies and unlikelies: Hugh Grant (!), Henry Golding, Colin Firth, Charlie Hunnam, Matthew McConaughey, and so on.
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

'The Turning' Opening
Apparently an adaptation of Henry James's subtle masterpiece of hauntings and psychological ambiguity, but with more disembodied hands and mouth spiders.
Friday-Sunday, Various locations


Northwest Yoga Conference
Yogis can immerse themselves in five days of workshops and talks that cover everything from meditation to the chakra system to yoga for chronic pain.
Friday-Sunday, Washington State Convention & Trade Center (Downtown)

Rainier Roller Riot's 2020 Season Opening Bout
The newly minted Rainier Roller Roller Riot will take no prisoners in this 2020 kickoff bout against Northwest Derby Company.
Saturday, Magnuson Community Center (Sand Point)


Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation (Closing)
The long and varied history of Indian Americans stretches back to the 19th century, and this exhibition explores their contributions to American life from the age of railroads to the Civil Rights movement.
Friday-Sunday, MoHAI (South Lake Union)

Donald Byrd: The America That Is To Be (Closing)
Local Tony-nominated, Bessie-winning choreographer Donald Byrd's dance pieces confront the horrors of contemporary society: gay-bashing, war, racial terrorism, misogyny. This installation, Byrd's first solo museum show, uses archival footage and artifacts to advance the artist's idea of a future America, "multi-racial in every aspect."
Friday-Sunday, Frye Art Museum (First Hill)

Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum (Closing)
Flesh and Blood consists of 40 works by Spanish, Italian, and French Renaissance and Baroque master artists. These works are from the collection of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, in the hills of Naples, Italy, and this is the first time many of them have traveled together. Perhaps the most exciting thing is the inclusion of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith and Holofernes (1612–1613). It depicts the Old Testament story of Judith, a beautiful Jewish heroine, assassinating the Assyrian general Holofernes. Judith used her looks and Holofernes's desire to get into his tent, where he passed out after drinking too much. Judith used this opportunity to behead the general with a giant sword, absconding with his decapitated head and saving her city and the people in it. Gentileschi's Judith is clothed, and she shows absolutely no qualms about the task. The surety and determination on her face is matched by the way she grabs Holofernes's hair, holding him so that she can position the sword accurately. She's a butcher of tyrannical men. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

Nicole Gordon: Altered States (Opening)
Once again demonstrating their penchant for art that makes you feel like you're tripping balls, the museum presents the lysergic paintings of Chicago-based Nicole Gordon, who remixes past, future, and alternate realities in eye-boggling colors.
Friday-Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum

Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning Man (Opening)
Taking place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, Burning Man is the festival to end all festivals. Crowds of people on hallucinogens? You got it. Lighting a giant wooden effigy on fire? Cool. Constructing a temporary city from scratch where radical self-expression runs free? Great, but I’m also tired. Playa Made is an exhibition that specifically focuses on and celebrates the jewelry of Burning Man, featuring more than 200 objects by 60 artists of various backgrounds, from the very handmade to the professionally done. In addition to jewelry, the exhibition will also feature photography of Black Rock City by George Post. JASMYNE KEIMIG
Friday-Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum


Lake Chelan Winterfest
Lake Chelan will host one more weekend of wintery fun for the whole family, including ice sculptures, live music, wine and beer tastings, a polar bear splash, snow yoga, a massive beach bonfire, and a fireworks show.
Friday-Sunday, Lake Chelan Valley

Robert Burns Tribute and Scottish Night
Rival your mid-winter slump with a boisterous evening of bagpipe music, poetry, haggis, whiskey, and other delights honoring the great Scottish Bard Robert Burns.
Sunday, the Royal Room (Columbia City)


Accounting, Auditing: Senior Project Controls Engineer, Reston 1 - Reston, Virginia   

Recruiter Bechtel Location Reston, Virginia Salary Competitive Posted 14 Jan 2020 Closes 13 Feb 2020 Ref Sector Engineering Category Finance, Skilled Trades Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Requisition ID: Position Title: Senior Electrical Estimator () Location: Reston, VA Grade: 26-27 Posting End Date: 9/19/19 Relocation Authorized: National - Family Position to be Panel Interviewed? No US Citizenship Required: Yes Dual Citizenship Allowed: No Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check Bechtel is one of the most respected engineering, project management and construction companies in the world. In our Nuclear, Security and Environmental (NS & E) global business unit, the demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer. Role Overview Prepares, reviews and presents discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities. Provides estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develops conceptual estimates and performs cost analysis. Responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures. Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks. Essential Job Responsibilities The following duties are performed with respect to Estimate Execution, the process of conducting an evaluation of services and/or capital cost elements of a project or effort as defined by an agreed-upon scope that will be used to make key management decisions: 1. Prepares and reviews capital cost estimates. Develops productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies results by manpower and crew analysis of work operations by craft. 2. Works with other disciplines and functions to collect all necessary data on scope and quantities to prepare an accurate estimate in specialty discipline areas. Performs analysis on functional input. 3. Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates. Ensures that estimate is in line with market trends and pricing. 4. Manages variations and changes to base estimate and ensures that implications of changes are evaluated before finalizing the solution. 5. Influences aspects of the specification in the interests of cost rationalization. The following duties are performed with respect to Foundation Development, the process of establishing and maintaining technical capabilities for personnel, cost databases and tools: 1. Takes ownership of sections of the estimating database(s) summarizing, updating and maintaining databases for discipline estimates and historical cost data. 2. Supports development of estimating standards and procedures. 3. Generates and retrieves reports in the appropriate software application, understands and summarizes the data in the required presentation for management reviews. The following duties are performed with respect to Project/Site Management Support, the process of providing support services to projects/sites in the form of external cost analysis and estimate reviews in addition to estimate-to-budget conversions: 1. Prepares cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. Innovates new techniques as required to meet specific needs. 2. Assists projects in identifying scope deviations. 3. Analyzes cost/price data from suppliers/subcontractors and direct work with the ability to generate comparative data (historical costs and other metrics) as part of the cost/price analysis. 4. Participates in and contributes to Value Engineering studies Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 9 years of professional experience or, in lieu of a degree, 15 or more years of professional experience. Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education. Must possess legal right to work in US without sponsorship Minimum Requirements: Significant experience in heavy electrical infrastructure estimating. Demonstrated advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures. Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, perform, and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision. Skilled in the preparation of electrical discipline estimates. In-depth knowledge of project schedules and ability to predict/extrapolate costs curves based on experience of scheduled activities/cost correlation analysis. Knowledge of manual labor performance, equipment production and derivation of composite craft/category labor rates. Understanding of charging practices and the relationship of charging practices to commercial terms, invoicing and profitability. Knowledge of current industry and technical developments. Knowledge of global market pricing for commodities and construction practices. Ability to negotiate successfully with procurement and vendors and accurately evaluate alternative solutions. Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques. In-depth knowledge of the applicable work processes and systems. Knowledge of administrative and supervisory procedures and practices. Proficiency in Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Proficiency in estimating applications used for discipline estimates. Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to present estimating information to peers and management. Preferred requirements: Experience in parametric estimating techniques. EPC/EPCM/EVMS experience on major infrastructure projects. 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. Shaping tomorrow together! Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by email Email jobs ()

Other: Proposal Coordinator (Security Clearance required) - Reston, Virginia   

Responsibilities SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking an energetic individual to join its Business Development (BD) Group as a Proposal Coordinator. As a Proposal Coordinator with SOSi, the candidate will work closely with Proposal Managers and other BD staff including Capture Managers, Program/Operations Leads, Writers/Editors, and Graphics personnel to develop compliant federal proposals, coordinate all proposal activities and must have solid communication and organizational skills.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES-- -- Supports the Proposal Manager during the entire proposal lifecycle, provides configuration management, prepares proposal documents, meets required deadlines, and ensures that the final output is compliant with the RFP and proposal plan Analyzes, reviews, and fully understands stated requirements of the Government---s Request for Proposal (RFPs) and is required to manage production, maintain quality control, and ensure compliance with standard requirements on each proposal including corporate style guide/branding guidelines, departmental procedures/standards, and customer instructions and mandatory solicitation requirements Integrates text and graphics into the finished copy. Compiles, organizes, and revises information from a variety of sources to generate BD documents including presentations, proposals, task order requests, Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), Final Proposal Revisions (FPRs), and Best and Final Offers (BAFOs). Coordinates all proposal data and production efforts to produce high quality documents for pink and red color reviews Provides desktop publishing and formatting throughout the process and is responsible for implementing proposal format based on style guides and the proposal plan Maintains general proposal files/folders including project descriptions, resumes, written proposal sections, graphics, and related templates Prepares final proposal production and packaging Distributes RFP and associated materials and ensures that all updates, amendments, and modifications are communicated across the proposal development team Schedules conference/war room space and makes certain that all materials needed for meetings including presentations, agendas, conference lines/equipment, badging, food, and related needs are handled Enforces security procedures throughout and controls access to electronic files; prepares document comparisons; develops and manages data calls to teaming partners, assists with the preparation of questions and other correspondence to the Government; takes meeting notes and distributes to the team; and may manage proposal collaboration sites using SharePoint Other duties as assigned-- Qualifications --- Bachelor---s degree or a minimum of three years of Federal Government proposal experience--- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional--- Customer service oriented, able to work independently with minimal supervision, and still function as a key team player----- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance---- Working Conditions PREFERRED QUALITIES--- Experience in defense, intelligence, and/or law enforcement areas----- Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and In Design) Proactive individuals with strong attention to accuracy and detail--- Fluency in a foreign languageWORK ENVIRONMENT--- Working conditions are normal for an office environment----- Requires periods of non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary--- Ability to lift and/or move objects and packages of up to 25 lbs---- ()

Nous sommes forts ensemble - Designer Jonathan Da Costa   


Are we stronger together? Paris based freelance designer and art director Jonathan Da Costa has found that to be true. By collaborating with other freelancers he's managed to take on bigger projects - to grow his business whilst taking time out for his family.

We chat about the benefits of splitting work space from home, of working in agencies before going freelance and of remembering that every interaction has your name on it - you never know where that could lead, so don't be an idiot (well, he puts it better than that, but you'll have to listen).

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USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports   


Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Korea, Malaysia, and Hungary

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Korea, Malaysia, the European Union, and the Central American Customs Union. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bulgaria, Costa Rica, France, Ghana, Korea, Malaysia, and Hungary. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bulgaria, Costa Rica, France, Korea, Malaysia, and Hungary. 


Outsider Art Fair 2019 , une édition réussie   

Rien de tel qu'une foire à taille humaine pour faire un point sur les pratiques différentes que l'on a connu sous les intitulés d'art brut, à la suite de Dubuffet, que l'on a envisagé aussi comme les singuliers de l'art, et dans une acceptation plus récente et encore plus large d'outsiders. l'Atelier Richelieu accueillait du 15 au 20 octobre la troisième édition parisienne de l'Art Outsider Fair succursale française de la foire new yorkaise. La vitalité de ces pratiques est révélée par leur caractère (...) - Chroniques

Mysteres Parisiens Claude   

Mysteres Parisiens Claude

LE GESTE VEGETAL EN ART : enjeux plastiques et performatifs   


Journée d'études organisée par Barbara Formis et Elisabeth Amblard Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Ecole des Arts de la Sorbonne, Institut ACTE (EA 7539)

Lieu :

Institut ACTE

Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Ecole des arts de la Sorbonne, salle 250, deuxième étage

75015 PARIS

45-47 rue des Bergers,


Kesätyö 2020: Tietoliikenneasentaja-harjoittel..., 2 paikkaa   

UUSI-Helsinki, Kesätyö 2020: Tietoliikenneasentaja-harjoittel., 2 paikkaa, Empower TN Oy, Helsinki Saako merkityksellinen työ sinut sähköistymään? Tule toteuttamaan kanssamme älykästä yhteiskuntaa! Haemme ensi kesäksi seuraamme tietoliikenneasentajia Helsinkiin. Meillä olet arvostettu osaaja ja pääset työskentelemään monipuolisten ja mielekkäiden työtehtävien parissa osana rentoa työporukkaamme. Lupaamme tarjota


UUSI-Helsinki, Lähihoitaja, Helsingin kaupunki, Helsinki Sinä osaava lähihoitaja, meillä on paikka sinulle joka olet kiinnostunut työskentelemään ikäihmisten parissa. Omaat positiivisen asenteen omaan ammattiin ja luot hyvää työilmapiiriä työpaikalle, olet itsenäinen ja itseohjautuva, mutta osaat työskennellä myös isossa ryhmässä. Olet lämpimästi tervetullut osaksi meidän osaavaa Puistola 1 kotihoidon tiimiä. Ka

Apulaisravintolapäällikkö Ilmalaan Postin pääkonttorin ravintolapalveluihin   

UUSI-Helsinki, Etsitkö hyvältä maistuvaa työtä? Apulaisravintolapäällikkö Loista makuelämysten parissa – tuo jokaiselle nautinnon hetkiä Tervetuloa, astu sisään ja tule mukaan osaksi uutta huipputiimiä, kun haemme apulaisravintolapäällikköä Postin pääkonttorin ravintolapalveluihin Ilmalaan. Viihtyisä ja vilkas ravintola Postelli osoitteessa Postintaival 7, palvelee arkisin yrityksen henkilökuntaa sekä vierailijo

jeudi 23 janvier   


à Lille : Retraite aux flambeaux vs. retraite en lambeaux, rassemblement Porte de Paris 18h30 puis déambulation de feu dans les rues d'la ville. Des flambeaux sont fournis par la CGT, askip.

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Colette izle   

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette çok başarılı bir fransız yazar olan Willy ile evlenmiştir. Kendisi artık Fransanın kuytu bir köyünden Parisin elit kesiminde yaşamaya başlamıştır. Eşini bir gün Willy'nin ismine bir kitap yazması için ikna eder. Bu yazdığı kitaplar büyük başarı yakalamış ve kendileri resmen Pariste oldukça ünlenmiştir.

Le Parlement climatique se réunit au Pavillon de l’Arsenal   

Comment l’architecture peut-elle répondre aux défis du dérèglement climatique? Deux jours de conférences et de débats auront lieu sur ce thème au Pavillon de l’Arsenal (Paris IVe) les 24 et 25 janvier 2020…

Revenue Gap to Maintain Arizona’s Highways Grows to $30 Billion   

Revenue Gap to Maintain Arizona’s Highways Grows to $30 Billion

State, County, and Local officials all confirm that state has a growing maintenance gap

PHOENIX – The Arizona House of Representatives Transportation Committee received briefings on Wednesday from the Arizona Department of Transportation, County Supervisors Association, and the League of Cities and Towns regarding the ongoing maintenance needs for the state’s highways and roads.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Noel Campbell said, “I am glad that these individuals were able to take the time to come to the Arizona State Capitol to share this important information.  It is our responsibility to understand exactly how big of a problem we are facing before we discuss the best way to address it.”

In discussing funding for Arizona’s highways, streets and road maintenance, Kristine Ward, Chief Financial Officer of the Arizona Department of Transportation, confirmed, “We have greater needs than we have revenues to meet those needs.”  

Wards presentation noted that while the number of lanes in Arizona have increased by 32%, the purchasing power of the state’s gas tax has dropped by 48%. She concluded that since 1990, there has been a 19% increase in fuel efficiency vehicles leading to $102 million in lost gas tax revenues.

In his presentation, Dallas Hammit, State Engineer and Deputy Director for Transportation for Arizona Department of Transportation, placed the current revenue gap to address the 25-year needs of highways including preservation, modernization and expansion at $30.5 billion.  He also stated that preservation and maintenance is the biggest concern for Arizona citizens.

ADOT’s presentation also demonstrated that only 59% of the states bridges are in “good condition” with 40% in “fair” and 1% in “poor” condition.  In comparison only 35% of the pavement in the highway system is considered in “good condition.”

"The maintenance backlog is huge," said Craig Sullivan representing the County Supervisors Association of Arizona. “Counties are responsible for 20,000 road miles in this state and 1,000 bridges the lifeblood of the resource to maintain those roads and bridges is the HURF distribution. There are real problems in the ongoing funding model to provide resources at the local level.”

“The biggest need out there, as we heard with the counties, is what ADOT described as ‘preservation.’  It’s the maintenance backlog we are also experiencing at the city and town level,” said Tom Belshe representing the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Belshe also confirmed that the league is 2/3rds complete of their survey of Arizona’s cities and towns and the unidentified and identified maintenance backlog is already up to $3.1 billion.

Chairman Noel Campbell concluded, “These officials representing multiple level of governments confirmed what many of us already knew – the State of Arizona is dramatically underfunded when it comes to road maintenance.”


Macron and Trump agree to extend talks over French tax on web giants   

The presidents of France and the United States said Monday they agreed to extend negotiations over a French tax on digital companies including Google and Facebook, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris.

Comparison of the environmental assessment of an identical office building with national methods   

Title: Comparison of the environmental assessment of an identical office building with national methods Authors: Frischknecht, R; Birgisdottir, H; Chae, CU; Lützkendorf, T; Passer, A; Alsema, E; Balouktsi, M; Berg, B; Dowdell, D; Garcia, Martinez, A; Habert, G; Hollberg, A; König, H; Lasvaux, S; Llatas, C; Nygaard, Rasmussen, F; Peuportier, B; Ramseier, L; Röck, M; Soust, Verdaguer, B; Szalay, Z; Bohne, RA; Braganca, L; Cellura, M; Chau, CK; Dixit, M; Francart, N; Gomes, V; Huang, L; Longo, S; Lupišek, A; Martel, J; Mateus, R; OuelletPlamondon, C; Pomponi, F; Ryklová, P; Trigaux, D; Yang, W Abstract: The IEA EBC Annex 72 focuses on the assessment of the primary energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts of buildings during production, construction, use (including repair and replacement) and end of life (dismantling), i.e. during the entire life cycle of buildings. In one of its activities, reference buildings (size, materialisation, operational energy demand, etc.) were defined on which the existing national assessment methods are applied using national (if available) databases and (national/regional) approaches. The "be2226" office building in Lustenau, Austria was selected as one of the reference buildings. TU Graz established a BIM model and quantified the amount of building elements as well as construction materials required and the operational energy demand. The building assessment was carried out using the same material and energy demand but applying the LCA approach used in the different countries represented by the participating Annex experts. The results of these assessments are compared in view of identifying major discrepancies. Preliminary findings show that the greenhouse gas emissions per kg of building material differ up to a factor of two and more. Major differences in the building assessments are observed in the transports to the construction site (imports) and the construction activities as well as in the greenhouse gas emissions of the operational energy demand (electricity). The experts document their practical difficulties and how they overcame them. The results of this activity are used to better target harmonisation efforts. Description: Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2019, SBE 2019, Austria, 11-14 September 2019

Comment on What Unusual Kindness? by William Fredereick deHaas    

Echo Paul's comment - thank you We are celebrating a joint ecumenical event at our parish Sunday evening with the local Lutheran church, pastor, community, and Dallas bishop along with the catholic bishop and our local catholic community. Our focus is our partnership in the Dallas Area Interfaith group and joint social justice projects e.g. parish ID, payday lending, affordable housing, health fairs. This is the second year of this event.

Coupe de la Ligue: soirée contrastée pour Marquinhos   

Soirée contrastée pour Marquinhos mercredi à Reims: aligné en défense centrale avec le brassard de capitaine, il a mis le Paris SG sur la voie de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue en ouvrant la marque, avant de sortir blessé en seconde période. A moins d'un mois du 8e de finale aller de Ligue des champions sur la pelouse du Borussia Dortmund, le Brésilien de 25 ans a demandé à être remplacé à la 69e minute, peut-être touché aux adducteurs. Cette blessure, si elle s'avérait sérieuse, serait un gros coup dur pour le joueur, qui vient de prolonger avec le PSG jusqu'en 2024, mais surtout pour le club parisien.

Coupe de la Ligue: le PSG prend sa revanche sur Reims pour retrouver la finale   

Retour au stade de France pour le PSG : le club parisien, dépossédé de la Coupe de la Ligue l'an dernier, s'est qualifié en finale de l'édition 2020 en battant Reims (3-0) mercredi, grâce à sa redoutable efficacité sur coups de pied arrêtés. La bête noire a été matée au meilleur moment. Battus deux fois par les Rémois lors des deux dernières confrontations, les Parisiens ont pris leur revanche pour retrouver Lyon en finale, le 4 avril prochain.

Cyclisme: quelques pavés de plus pour Paris-Roubaix   

La prochaine édition de Paris-Roubaix comportera le 12 avril 500 mètres de pavés supplémentaires, sur une distance totale portée à 258 kilomètres, a-t-on appris mercredi auprès des organisateurs. Le tracé, validé après les reconnaissances techniques, a été modifié dans la première partie des secteurs pavés, après l'entrée par Troisvilles (Nord). "L'idée, c'est d'aller d'une année à l'autre sur tous les secteurs pavés qui existent dans le Cambrésis", a expliqué à l'AFP le directeur de course Thierry Gouvenou.

NBA Paris Game: "être le premier, c'est une petite fierté", dit Nicolas Batum   

Le basketteur Nicolas Batum ressent "une petite fierté" à la veille d'être le premier Français à jouer un match de saison régulière de NBA en France avec sa franchise, les Charlotte Hornets, contre les Milwaukee Bucks, vendredi (21h00) à Bercy. QUESTION: Quel est votre sentiment avant de jouer ce match? REPONSE: "C'est un moment assez émouvant dans une carrière.

PSG: Cavani a "de fortes chances" de rejoindre l'Atlético, juge son père   

L'attaquant uruguayen Edinson Cavani, meilleur buteur de l'histoire du Paris SG mais très peu utilisé cette saison, a "de fortes chances" de rejoindre l'Atlético Madrid, cet hiver ou l'été prochain, a estimé son père dans une interview à la chaîne espagnole La Sexta. "Je pense qu'il y a de fortes chances qu'il aille à l'Atlético", au mercato de janvier ou "en juin", a confié Luis Cavani à la chaîne de télévision espagnole dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, accusant l'équipe pour laquelle son fils a inscrit 198 buts de le traiter "injustement". "S'il reçoit le feu vert pour s'en aller demain et que l'Atlético le veut toujours, je pense qu'il y signera", a ajouté le père de l'attaquant uruguayen, dont le contrat expire à la fin de la saison.

NBA Paris Game: Antetokounmpo, de la galère à Athènes à la gloire en NBA   

Des rues d'Athènes aux parquets américains, l'histoire de Giannis Antetokounmpo, le Grec de Milwaukee qui sera la star du premier match de NBA jamais organisé en France, vendredi (21h00) à Paris-Bercy entre les Bucks et les Charlotte Hornets, semble avoir été inventée pour exciter les rêves de gosse. Adolescent, le futur MVP (2019) arpentait la capitale grecque pour vendre des babioles afin d'aider sa famille à subsister. Venus du Nigeria au début des années 1990, quelque temps avant la naissance de Giannis, les Antetokounmpo vivaient de petits boulots avec quatre de leurs enfants, l'aîné étant resté en Afrique, et sans papiers officiels.

JO Tokyo-2020 : devant la justice française, les dessous d'une victoire suspecte   

L'attribution des Jeux olympiques de Tokyo-2020 est-elle entachée d'actes de corruption ? A six mois de la cérémonie d'ouverture, les juges d'instruction à Paris ont accumulé les indices, malgré les lenteurs de la coopération internationale. Après quatre ans d'investigations, dont l'AFP a eu connaissance, une question demeure : le patron déchu de l'athlétisme mondial et ancien membre influent du Comité international olympique (CIO) Lamine Diack et son fils Papa Massata Diack ("PMD") ont-ils monnayé leur soutien à Tokyo contre des pots-de-vin déguisés en contrats de lobbying ?

Stivali Mavis di Jimmy Choo: sono azzurri!   

Gli stivali di Max Mara hanno dimostrato che è tempo di accessori azzurri, quelli di Paris Texas che non si deve aver paura di un accessorio cocco dalle tinte accese e poi arriva Mavis di Jimmy Choo a conquistare gli ultimi cuori che resistono al trend. Il modello è classico, ha una silhouette elegantissima con […]

Snowplow for media part 3: what can we do with the data when we're getting started?   


We recommend you read the main post on this topic before diving into this article to ensure you have all the context you need!

Bear in mind there are 2 more posts in this series you can read after this one:

  1. What can we do with the data, we’re growing
  2. What can we do with the data, we’re well established

Do also read the post that answers the question: What do I track?

What can we do with the data when we have a small data team?

  1. Stitch user data: gain a 360° view
  2. Perform aggregations: make your own assumptions to understand engagement
  3. Retention analysis
  4. Marketing attribution

What can we do with the data when we have a small data team?

Here are five examples of what you can do with a treasure trove of Snowplow data and 1 analyst:

  1. Stitch user data: gain a 360° view
  2. Aggregate event level data: make your own assumptions
  3. Get a view of how well users are being retained
  4. Create a marketing attribution model

Let’s look at each in turn. Keep in mind, this is a non-technical run through, for more information on how to implement each of these ideas, please contact us or refer to relevant articles linked in each section.

1. Stitch user data: gain a 360° view

For all further analysis, we will want to know the touchpoints a user takes on any of your platforms or domains in order to build the richest understanding of their behaviour.

Snowplow facilitates this by giving you ownership of your event level data and tracking every event with a host of user identifiers. Let’s look back at the example for the first post on this topic before diving into this article to ensure you have all the context you need!), remember the data in your warehouse is all in one table (regardless of platform or domain) with one row per event. Each event is tracked with a series of cookies on the web (one of which is a cookie set against the collector domain which is not deleted by Safari due to ITP 2.1) and IDFA/IDFV/AAID on mobile along with any custom identifiers.

Snowplow events table

Events on the web can be back stitched to even before a user identified themselves as shown below:

User stitching on web

Similarly on mobile (note app installs can be tracked as Snowplow events using Adjust):

User stitching on mobile

Snowplow Co-Founder Yali Sassoon covers the Snowplow approach to user stitching more thoroughly in this blog post. He then dives into the deeper “how-to” in this blog post.

The output is that you can query your events table by user ID and see a whole list of events performed by that user across all platforms, devices and domains – including events before they identified themselves. This sets us up nicely for the next step.

2. Perform aggregations: make your own assumptions to understand engagement

The power of having a table full of unopinionated event level data lies in making meaningful assumptions. Having rows of event level data will hardly drive business value on their own so it is time to decide how to aggregate the data.

If the analysis you want to perform is on retention you’ll likely aggregate events by session; if it is on donation or subscription behaviour you may aggregate events leading up to a donation or subscription respectively. You can choose what you want to group events by since the tracking you set up is designed by you.

2.1. Event level table

For simplicity, let’s start off by looking only at a few columns of event level data (as delivered by Snowplow into your data warehouse) sorted by timestamp (raw data in blue). The “Donation” and “Subscription” columns are derived to assign a common value to all events that occur between donation and subscription events respectively (we will aggregate using these values later).

Event level table

2.2. Session and conversion level table

Now we can roll this event data up by conversion (donations and subscriptions) and session to get meaningful numbers. The data in these tables all comes from the previous table (timestamps aside). Note that every web and mobile event is collected with a session ID (you can configure what the definition of a session is at the tracker level).

Conversion level table

Session level table

2.3. Content engagement table

Content engagement can also be aggregated since any engagement events are collected with a content ID. This data all lives in your cloud warehouse so can be joined to backend data via content ID. Snowplow also collects configurable heartbeat events, page pings (not shown in events table above for cleanliness), which allow for scroll depth calculations and accurate “time engaged” calculations allowing you to gauge how long a user spent reading content and how far down they scrolled before clicking away.

Accurate measurement of these key metrics can promote content with high engagement as opposite to that with high reach. Weighted engagement scores can be created and updated using the event level data to be able to deliver summary level data to senior management. Below is a table for articles on a fictional news site.

Content engagement table

2.4. User level table

A lot of actionable insight will actually come from rolling these tables up to a user level. I have added some other example user data here for comparison.

User level table

As a Snowplow Insights customer, we will be happy to enable an example SQL data model that we have built that does a simple version of this for you. Since you have full ownership of any modelling, you have full confidence in what assumptions were made to surface results and have the full power to tweak those assumptions.

Snowplow Insights customers can be set up for free with Redash or Superset, both BI tools that allow you to build compelling dashboards from the tables you create. Many Snowplow users send data to Looker and use that to socialise Snowplow data through their business.

This kind of model can form the skeleton from which some of the following questions may be answered:

  • Which content is most popular (separate lists based on time engaged, scroll depth, views)?
  • What type of user looks at what type of content?
  • Which users bring the most lifetime value?
  • Which content encourages users to digest more and return?
  • If there are multiple sites/brands, are users active across multiple sites/brands? (all events are sent with a 3rd party cookie that allows to identify a user across multiple domains)
  • Which ads are users seeing and clicking on?

The example tables shown above are quite basic and are intended as an illustration of what a starting point may look like.

3. Retention Analysis

It is good to know at the outset whether your product suffers from retention issues. To do this, simple retention plots can be built on using the tables shown in the previous section. This analysis often surfaces low hanging fruit for what product actions you can take to drive retention.

You can find a case study on how Snowplow-user Lifecake drove retention using event level data. I’ve added a diagram from his blog post below to get an idea of what is in the case study.

Lifecake retention curve

In summary, Snowplow’s rich event-level data is great for understanding the drivers of retention since you can observe individual user paths to see each users’ engagement with your product.

Snowplow’s Head of Professional Services, Christophe, gave a great talk on this topic at a Snowplow meetup.

4. Marketing attribution

A quick win for getting a return on investment on building a data capability is to optimise marketing spend. Based on the tables we have already built in the previous sections, a set of coefficients can be applied as a starting point for an attribution model.

Having access to the underlying data means that you can assess which attribution model would work best for you by exploring your data. You don’t have to rely on out of the box, one-size-fits-all models, you can build a custom one.

Some commonly used examples are as follows:

Marketing attribution

Remember, the model can include micro-conversions too such as shares on social media or clicks on advertising content.

The great thing about having the underlying data is that with time, you can update and refine this model as more and more data comes in.

Read next: What can we do with the data, we’re growing


Mostre, eventi e appuntamenti per il weekend nei Musei in Comune   


Sabato 18 gennaio dalle 10.30 alle 13.00 si tiene presso il Museo delle Mura, nell’ambito del progetto Musei da toccare, la visita gratuita Toccare un segno urbano: i visitatori possono rivivere la millenaria storia della Porta Appia e delle mura di Roma attraverso l’esplorazione tattile di plastici ricostruttivi e di altri sussidi didattici messi a loro disposizione.

Sono tre gli appuntamenti del weekend al Museo Civico di Zoologia rivolti al pubblico di tutte le età. Il 18 gennaio alle 15.30 i bambini dai 5 agli 11 anni possono cimentarsi nel laboratorio Scienza divertente: "Esperimenti e pozioni"; sempre il 18 gennaio dalle 15.30 alle 17.30 nell’ambito dell’esposizione fotografica Carpe Sidera. La Meraviglia del Cielo sulla Bellezza di Roma, il curatore della mostra Gianluca Masi tiene un incontro dal titolo "Paesaggio urbano e paesaggio celeste: regole per una perfetta armonia" per svelare i segreti per realizzare immagini di notevole effetto compositivo. Il 19 gennaio, invece, alle 15.30, 16.30 e 17.30 bambini e adulti sono coinvolti in Museo Game: “La regina dell’Asia”, un percorso giocato su enigmi e imprevisti che li porta a conoscere i segreti di uno degli animali più affascinanti del nostro Pianeta.

Il 19 gennaio alle ore 16.30 al Museo di Roma la visita guidata alla mostra Canova. Eterna bellezza consente ai visitatori di conoscere lo scultore che lascia nella Capitale la sua orma di raffinato amante dell’antico; più di 170 le opere esposte, con prestiti internazionali provenienti da tutta Europa.

Sono due gli appuntamenti, gratuiti per i possessori della MIC card, che riguardano le mostre in corso alla Casina delle Civette di Villa Torlonia: il 18 gennaio alle 17.00, nell’ambito della mostra Maria Paola Ranfi. Gioiello intimo colloquio, Aldo Vitali tiene la conferenza La Bottega Orafa Argentiera, Fucina delle Arti da Rinascimento ad oggi. Il 19 gennaio alle 11.00, nell’ambito della mostra Il giardino delle meraviglie. Opere dell’artista Garth Speight, si tiene il Concerto in ricordo di Ferruccio Fabbro "À Paris!" dell’Ensamble Paris Qui Chante.

Per gli appassionati di archeologia e non solo, con il ticket FORUM PASS SUPER, realizzato grazie all’intesa tra Roma Capitale e MiBACT, si può accedere al percorso unificato dell’area archeologica Foro Romano-Palatino e Fori Imperiali e visitare anche i siti SUPER: dieci luoghi speciali per entrare nel vivo dell’arte e della civiltà romana con tecnologie immersive e narrazioni virtuali. Sono cinque gli ingressi dai quali si può accedere: largo Corrado Ricci, via Sacra in prossimità dell’arco di Tito, via di San Gregorio, via del Tulliano di fronte al carcere Mamertino e piazza della Madonna di Loreto, vicino alla Colonna Traiana. L’orario di apertura al pubblico è 8.30-16.30 (ultimo ingresso 15.30). Per informazioni:

Con il progetto in realtà aumentata e virtuale, Circo Maximo Experience, il pubblico può vedere il Circo Massimo, il più grande edificio per lo spettacolo dell’antichità e uno dei più grandi di tutti i tempi, in tutte le sue fasi storiche: dalla semplice e prima costruzione in legno ai fasti dell’età imperiale, dal medioevo fino alla seconda guerra mondiale. È sufficiente indossare gli appositi visori e seguire le varie tappe del percorso itinerante. Si tratta di un progetto all’avanguardia che utilizza tecnologie interattive di visualizzazione mai realizzate prima in un’area all’aperto di così ampie dimensioni. L’esperienza è fruibile dal martedì alla domenica, dalle 9.30 alle 16.30, con ingresso da viale Aventino, e dura circa 40 minuti. Ultimo ingresso ore 15.30. Biglietto ridotto per i possessori della MIC card. Per informazioni

Oltre al grande patrimonio di collezioni permanenti, nei Musei Civici della Capitale sono sempre numerose, varie e interessanti le mostre da visitare durante il weekend, gratuite o con riduzione per i possessori della MIC card, da gennaio 2020 estesa anche ai cittadini dell’area metropolitana. Al Museo di Roma a Palazzo Braschi è in corso Canova. Eterna bellezza, esposizione incentrata sul legame tra Antonio Canova e la città di Roma con oltre 170 opere e prestigiosi prestiti da importanti Musei e collezioni italiane e straniere. Per i possessori MIC card è previsto l’ingresso con biglietto ridotto.

Ai Musei Capitolini, negli ambienti al piano terra di Palazzo dei Conservatori, continua L’Arte Ritrovata, un mosaico di testimonianze archeologiche e storico artistiche, dall’VIII secolo a.C. all’età moderna, altamente simbolico e rappresentativo della pluridecennale azione di salvaguardia operata dall’Arma dei Carabinieri.

Al Museo dell'Ara Pacis con la grande mostra C’era una volta Sergio Leone Roma celebra, a 30 anni dalla morte e a 90 dalla sua nascita, uno dei miti assoluti del cinema italiano. Ingresso ridotto alla mostra con la MIC card.

Colori degli Etruschi. Tesori di terracotta alla Centrale Montemartini propone una straordinaria selezione di lastre parietali figurate e decorazioni architettoniche a stampo in terracotta policroma, provenienti dal territorio di Cerveteri (l’antica città di Caere), in parte inedite. Sono esposti reperti archeologici di fondamentale importanza per la storia della pittura etrusca, recentemente rientrati in Italia grazie a un’operazione di contrasto del traffico illegale. In corso anche 110 anni di luce. ACEA e ROMA, una mostra dedicata all’importante ricorrenza dei centodieci anni di vita e attività dell’azienda capitolina.

Alla Galleria d’Arte Moderna di via Francesco Crispi la mostra La rivoluzione della visione. Verso il Bauhaus. Moholy-Nagy e i suoi contemporanei ungheresi, dedicata all’arte di László Moholy-Nagy, artista d’origine ungherese e figura chiave del movimento Bauhaus nel mondo, in occasione delle celebrazioni per i 125 anni dalla sua nascita (1895-2020). Nell’ambito della mostra, nell’area del chiostro/giardino, è presente un' installazione di Sàndor Vàly, in una prospettiva di ricostruzione ambientale contemporanea delle teorie sulla luce dello stesso fondatore del Bauhaus. Sempre alla Galleria, si svolge in contemporanea Spazi d’arte a Roma. Documenti dal centro ricerca e documentazione arti visive (1940-1990), un progetto espositivo e di workshop in correlazione con i 40 anni del Centro Ricerca e Documentazione Arti Visive (1979-2019).

Al Museo di Roma in Trastevere ultimi giorni per visitare la retrospettiva italiana di Inge Morath (1923-2002), la prima fotoreporter donna entrata a far parte della famosa agenzia fotografica Magnum Photos. Continua inoltre Taccuini romani. Vedute di Diego Angeli - Visioni di Simona Filippini, che espone l’intera serie dei dipinti di Diego Angeli in un confronto fuori da schemi cronologici e linguistici con le immagini fotografiche scattate con la polaroid da Simona Filippini, nel corso di più di un decennio, tra Roma e le sue periferie.

Ai Mercati di Traiano – Museo dei Fori Imperiali oltre all’esposizione Giancarlo Sciannella - Scultore di archetipi, articolata lungo la via Biberatica, è in corso Civis Civitas Civilitas, che illustra, attraverso plastici degli edifici sacri e pubblici, il modello di vita urbano romano, esportato militarmente anche nelle città dell’impero.

Al Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco è in corso Il Leone e la Montagna, una mostra sulla Missione Archeologica Italiana in Sudan, attiva da quasi cinquanta anni nel sito del Jebel Barkal, patrimonio mondiale Unesco.

Da visitare nei Musei di Villa Torlonia: Carlo Levi e l’arte della politica, al Casino dei Principi, una mostra a cura del Centro Carlo Levi di Matera e della Fondazione Carlo Levi, che spazia nella poliedrica personalità di Levi, dalla letteratura alla poesia, dalla pittura al disegno. Alla Casina delle Civette, nel Giardino delle meraviglie. Opere dell’artista Garth Speight, lo spirito del Giardino della Casina si materializza in 50 dipinti in acrilico nei quali campeggia la Natura tra uccelli acquatici, ninfee, iris bianchi e blu, fiori di campo, boschi di betulle e crisantemi.
Inoltre, l’antologica Gioiello intimo colloquio dell’artista Maria Paola Ranfi, orafa e scultrice, mostra una selezione di oltre 60 esemplari tra gioielli e sculture realizzati a cera persa in oro, bronzo, argento e con pietre preziose dai tagli rari e particolarissimi.

Al Museo Carlo Bilotti di Villa Borghese oltre a Unforgettable Childhood  – una selezione di opere (dipinti, disegni, fotografie, video, sculture, installazioni) di artisti israeliani e italiani, sul tema dell’infanzia – è visibile Ponte di conversazione con Paolo Aita, una collettiva di 54 opere create da artisti vari in omaggio al calabrese Paolo Aita, poeta, scrittore e critico d’arte e musicale.

Aspettando l’Imperatore, al Museo Napoleonico, ricostruisce il volto utopico della Roma napoleonica, rimasto in gran parte al solo livello progettuale, mentre al Museo delle Mura Ra-Ta-Ta-Ta, Bang-Bang, Si Gioca! espone una suggestiva selezione di 137 giocattoli antichi appartenente dalla Collezione capitolina.

Infine, è possibile ammirare al Museo Civico di Zoologia la bellezza del cielo e della città eterna nella mostra fotografica Carpe Sidera, 30 immagini che immortalano l’incontro di alcuni dei fenomeni più spettacolari del firmamento notturno con monumenti e simboli della Capitale.

MIC card
Possono acquistare la MIC card tutti i maggiorenni che siano residenti o studenti in atenei pubblici e privati o domiciliati temporanei a Roma e nella città metropolitana di Roma.
La card, al costo di 5 euro, dà diritto per 12 mesi all’ingresso illimitato in tutti i siti del sistema Musei in Comune. I possessori della MIC hanno diritto alla riduzione per le grandi mostre che si svolgono nel corso dell’anno al Museo dell’Ara Pacis e al Museo di Roma a Palazzo Braschi. Attualmente per le mostre Canova. Eterna bellezza al Museo di Roma e C’era una volta Sergio Leone al Museo dell’Ara Pacis. Sono previste riduzioni con la MIC anche per gli spettacoli immersivi “Circo Massimo Experience”. Per i possessori della MIC card è libero l’accesso ai siti archeologici e storico-artistici della Sovrintendenza Capitolina. Sono inoltre incluse le visite e le attività didattiche effettuate dai funzionari della Sovrintendenza Capitolina che rientrano nel biglietto d’ingresso al museo.


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Understanding Snowplow's unique approach to identity stitching, including comparisons with Universal Analytics, Kissmetrics and Mixpanel   


This post was inspired by two excellent, recently published posts on identity stitching: Yehoshua Coren’s post Universal Analytics is Out of Beta - Time to Switch? and Shay Sharon’s post on the intlock blog, The Full Customer Journey - Managing User Identities with Google Universal, Mixpanel and KISSmetrics. In both posts, the authors explain in great detail the limitations that traditional analytics solutions have when dealing with identity stitching. In this post, I hope to explain how Snowplow’s approach to identity stitching is radically different, and as a result, does not suffer from those same limitations.

identity stitching

  1. What is identity stitching and why does it matter?
  2. Different approaches to identity stitching in the case where users log in
  3. Limitations in the approach taken by Universal Analytics, KISSmetrics and Mixpanel
  4. Snowplow: a radically different approach to identity stitching
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We are very pleased to announce the release of the Snowplow Total Cost of Ownership Model. This is a model we started developing back in July, to enable:

  • Snowplow users and prospective users to better forecast their Snowplow costs on Amazon Web Services going forwards
  • The Snowplow Development Team to monitor how the cost of running Snowplow evolves as we build out the platform

Modelling the costs associated with running Snowplow has not been straightforward: in the next few weeks, we’ll publish a series of blog posts exploring those challenges and how we tackled them. We’ll also review why we chose to build the model in R (rather than Excel), and explore some surprising aspects of what drives Snowplow costs on AWS, building on our last blog post on the subject.

In the meantime, download our TCO Model and try it out yourself: it will let you model the cost of your particular Snowplow setup, and see how costs divide between the different AWS services.

In the rest of this blog post, we’ll focus on perhaps the most interesting output of the model: How expensive is it to run Snowplow vs our commercial competitors? Let’s start by comparing it with web analytics stalwarts Google Analytics and SiteCatalyst:



How we use Hive at Snowplow, and how the role of Hive is changing. (Slides from our presentation to Hive London.)   


Last night I gave a presentation to the clever folks at Hive London covering three things:

  1. How big data technologies like Apache Hive are transforming web analytics
  2. Howe we’ve used Hive in Snowplow development
  3. How the role of Hive has changed at Snowplow over time, including a comparison of Hive against other technologies.

The slides from the presentation are below. As always, any questions / comments, please post them below.

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