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          A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Disturbing Ties To Linda Sarsour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On August 7, Michigan’s citizens will be going to their polling booths to vote in gubernatorial primaries. Attorney General Bill Schuette and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley are vying for the GOP ticket. Democratic candidates have whittled to three; former state Senate leader Gretchen Whitmer, business executive Shri Thanedar and former state health official Abdul El-Sayed.

When he first threw his hat in for contention, El-Sayed, who is Muslim and whose father is Egyptian, was a dark horse who trailed both the front runner Whitmer as well as Thanedar. However, as reported by the left-wing Intercept, at least one recent poll has him now surpassing Thanedar and within striking distance of Whitmer (other polls still have him lagging).

This should be a source of concern for centrist Democrats, those who cherish free-enterprise as well as those who value the continuation of the strong alliance between Israel and U.S. When it comes to El-Sayed, two age-old adages come to mind; “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” and “A man can be judged by the company he keeps.”

On paper, El-Sayed has an impressive resume – he’s a doctor, Rhodes Scholar, and former director of the Detroit Health Department – and appears qualified for the job. But there’s more to being a state’s top executive than impressive credentials. Looking beyond the cover, El-Sayed is a member of the regressive hard Left and has Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez squarely in his corner.  In fact, the Democratic Socialist duo has been actively campaigning on his behalf.

But it gets worse, much worse. El-Sayed also maintains close ties to the foul-mouthed racist Linda Sarsour and that says a lot about what kind of person El-Sayed is. El-Sayed is a sly fellow and has been careful to steer clear of the Arab-Israeli dispute so as not to overtly alienate an important constituency. In at least one instance, El-Sayed punted when asked an unsolicited question on the Mideast; “I’m running for governor of Michigan,” he answered.

But his association with Sarsour should raise alarm bells. Sarsour is an anti-Semite to her core and is on record making a number of disparaging comments about the “Jewish media,” Zionism and Israel. She infamously tweeted that there is “nothing creepier than Zionism,” and absurdly asserted that Zionism and feminism are incompatible. Yet Sarsour, in a number of twitter posts, ironically championed Saudi-style Sharia law, which subjugates women and imposes on them institutional second class citizenship. 

Sarsour, who touts herself to be a leading women’s rights activist, is in actuality, anything but. She infamously lashed out at two leading female critics and noted on social media that she “wish[ed]…to take their vaginas away.” One of the victims of Sarsour’s invective was herself a victim of female genital mutilation. Sarsour later scrubbed the vulgar tweet as well as others in an attempt to rehabilitate her image but her obscenities continued unabated.

Last year, Sarsour voiced support for Assata Shakur, a murderer who killed a New Jersey state trooper in a 1973 shootout. That asinine support prompted pushback and criticism from CNN’s Jake Tapper. The thinned-skinned Sarsour then bizarrely accused Tapper of being a member of the “alt-right.”

Sarsour’s unhinged demeanor showed no signs of let-up. On November 29, 2017 Sarsour blamed the “Jewish media” for fostering negative views about her. But perhaps most disconcerting is her unabashed support for the unrepentant Judeophobe, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

There was a time when any association with Farrakhan, even among Democrats, would be the death knell of any political career beyond the confines of garbage collector. In 2005 for example, a smiling Barack Obama was photographed with Farrakhan but the photo was deep-sixed and never saw the light of day until two years after the completion of his two terms. But the Democratic Party of today, with the Jeremy Corbyn-like influence of the Democratic Socialists, has been transformed into a vastly different party, one in which antisemitism has been mainstreamed. 

Aspiring Democratic politicians like El-Sayed no longer shy away from toxic bigots like Sarsour. Sadly, they embrace them. On August 7, Michigan’s Democratic primary voters will have a chance to reject this malign influence and partly reverse the Democratic Party’s noxious trajectory.      

          Labour-Style Anti-Semitism Takes over the Democratic Party      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In 2010, Britain’s current Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, hosted an event which facilitated a tour for a shadowy group called the “International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.” The entire event was predicated on Holocaust revisionism, and revolting comparisons between Israel and the Nazis. During the course of the event, one of the speakers likened Israel’s defensive measures in the Gaza Strip to the Nazi treatment of Jews in the Holocaust. Such outrageous comparisons amount to nothing short of Holocaust denial, yet Corbyn, who was a relatively obscure member of parliament at the time, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the rancid speaker.

Eight years later, Corbyn, who is facing increasing criticism for failing to address mounting anti-Semitism within his party, apologized. “I apologize for the concerns and anxiety that this has caused,” he said. Corbyn’s faux expression of contrition, eight years after the fact, is a case of too little, too late. 

Corbyn, who likes to pal around with terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, is an anti-Semite to his core and his Labour Party has taken its cues from him. In the last week alone, there were at least three reported incidents of overt anti-Semitism from Labour officials with close ties to Corbyn. 

Damien Enticott, a lawmaker in Bognor Regis, a town on England’s southern coast and a member of the Labour Party shared a Facebook post accusing Jews of drinking blood and engaging in pedophilia. He initially denied sharing the post but then acknowledged doing so due to “frustration at seeing unarmed civilians being shot by Israeli soldiers.”

At a Labour Party meeting, Peter Willsman, a senior party member was recorded telling committee members that allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party were orchestrated by “Jewish Trump fanatics,” who manipulated and “falsif[ied] social media very easily.”

Mary Bain Lockhart, a councilwoman for the Scottish Labour Party intimated in a Facebook post that Jewish UK media publications were working with Israel’s Mossad intelligence arm to undermine Labour. She went on to accuse Israel of being a “racist state.”

No doubt the conspiracy-prone, terrorist sympathizing Corbyn agreed with these sentiments, and judging by past Labour Party member transgressions, there will likely be little repercussion. Conversely, Jewish Labour Party officials who have spoken out against anti-Semitism within their Party, now face disciplinary action. Such is the Kafkaesque state of affairs in the UK’s Labour Party.

Across the Atlantic there are ominous signs that Labour style anti-Semitism is seeping into and infecting the Democratic Party. There was a time when an appearance with the rabidly anti-Semitic Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan would be the death knell for anyone seeking political office beyond the local level. But today, the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, is a man who has openly associated with Farrakhan. Ellison now claims to reject Farrakhan but strangely, keeps having fortuitous encounters with him and his supporters. Ellison also entertained numerous anti-Semitic calumnies including a claim, regurgitated with banal regularity by right and left-wing anti-Semites, that Israel controls U.S. foreign policies. Even the left-wing Anti-Defamation League noted that Ellison’s comments evoke “the specter of age-old stereotypes about Jewish control of our government.” But these and other comments and actions by Ellison did not prevent him from nearing the top of the Democratic Party and that speaks volumes about the toxic trajectory of the Party.

The rise of so called “Democratic Socialism” of the type championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) should be cause for concern for centrist democrats. The Democratic Socialist platform calls for the abolishment of ICE, borders, prisons and profits. They advocate single payer healthcare, tuition-free college and slashing the defense budget while raising taxes to levels associated with dysfunctional socialist countries. With respect to foreign policy matters, Democratic Socialists favor cutting military ties to Israel and advocate for the so-called Palestinian “Right of Return,” a euphemism for flooding Israel with millions of hostile Palestinians thereby diluting Israel of its Jewish majority, which would effectively spell the destruction of Israel. In fact, Sanders recently hinted his support for such a diabolical scheme.

Sanders himself is pandering to Linda Sarsour, a self-described “social media expert” and “Women’s March” organizer. Sarsour is a toxic individual whose unhinged anti-Semitic views rival those of her British Labour cohorts across the Atlantic. She has also spoken fondly of Farrakhan.  Yet this has not deterred prominent Democrats, including possible presidential candidates, from pandering to her. Last year, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) showered her with praise and refused to backtrack even when confronted with incontrovertible evidence of Sarsour’s vile Judeophobia. To further ingratiate herself with Sarsour and her anti-Israel allies, Gillibrand withdrew her support for an anti-BDS bill that enjoyed wide bipartisan support.

The unexpected meteoric rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat 10-term Queens Rep. Joe Crowley, should also raise alarm bells. The self-described Democratic Socialist, who in an interview acknowledged knowing little about Israel, nevertheless criticized the Jewish State for undertaking defensive measures to protect itself from terror attacks emanating from Gaza. Soon after, Ocasio-Cortez gravitated toward the rancid Sarsour. The two were featured speakers at the 16th Annual Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA) held on July 29, 2018 and were seen pictured together.

Democrats, who have been quick to accuse President Donald Trump of doing little to address anti-Semitism, have themselves deliberately stymied efforts, spearheaded by Trump, to combat Judeophobia. For months, Democrats held up the Trump’s nomination of Kenneth Marcus as assistant secretary of education for civil rights; this despite the fact that Marcus’ appointment garnered the endorsement of some 60 prominent civil and human rights groups, including the left-leaning ADL. 

Marcus, who headed the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and served under past administrations was also a tireless fighter against anti-Semitism and spoke out against the malign influence and tactics employed by pernicious student groups, like Students for Justice in Palestine, whose sole aim is to attack and delegitimize Israel and its supporters. Often, these groups employ tactics that create hostile environments for Jewish students and deny their basic right to assemble and engage in free speech.

Ultimately, Marcus was confirmed by the Senate but without a single Democratic vote. That speaks volumes about the Democratic Party and the toxic path it has chosen for itself. We are witnessing the final death pangs of the Democratic Party as we once remembered it and the extinction of the socially progressive, pro-free enterprise, pro-Israel, centrist Democrat.

          Spiked River Rock Ponies - Handmade Pottery Horses by FarmhouseMud      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

393.00 USD

These handmade Ponies are a very special sculpture. They began with such a simple creative thought that gradually evolved in to contradictory design forms by pairing round and smooth with rigid and sharp. I’ll claim the creative thought, but the ponies took control the rest of the way.

Spiked River Rock Ponies are hand sculpted from 3 different types of stoneware clay and glazed in a smooth, hard shell matte to satin. Their smooth shape and glaze makes them so irresistible to hold and touch, just like a tumbled-smooth river rock.

The resting pony is glazed in a tonal gold with dark mustard and blackened rust edging over dark chocolate clay. This pony has such a special little blackened hairline crack in the glaze on the side of the mane and under the chin that gives it some stripe accents. I love those handmade surprises. The grazing pony is glazed in a brown black with bronze and dark mustard smudging over medium red brown clay. The pony guarding the other 2 ponies is glazed in a deep burgundy rust brown with golden brown smudging over toasty tan speckled clay with black manganese particles.

Contrasting their gently rounded shape and buttery smooth surface are their spikes of straight, rigid and sharp blackened metal manes, tails and forelocks.

The creation of theses ponies took several weeks and with many days spent just looking at them. If life was hitting me a little hard on a given day, I didn’t dare touch the ponies because I may try to control them. Since I had no previously planned sketches of them and no visual plan of what they would become, I wanted them to develop peacefully and naturally. I call this blind design faith and it’s very challenging for me to do and so special when I’m done.

When I was near to finishing their sculpting stage, I was so surprised to see how I was led right into playing with how I could contrast their beautifully smooth and rounded shapes. When I realized this, I knew exactly what to do with their hair so it would contrast the shape without competing with or overwhelming their design.

What a wonderful journey these ponies led me on.

Rough Size from longest, widest and tallest points: (including spikes)
- Gold Resting Pony is 7-1/4" long, 1-3/4" wide, 4" tall.
- Black Grazing Pony is 9-1/2" long, 1-1/2" wide, 3-3/4" tall.
- Brown Guarding Pony is 8-1/2" long, 1-1/2" wide, 4-1/4" tall.

(Gallery Fine art design piece in a minimalist industrial style)

          Assistente Jurídico – R$ 1.440,00 – Jacarepaguá – 2 vagas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Logística Jurídica Cargo: Assistente Jurídico – Negociação Regime de Contratação: CLT – Efetivo Número de Vagas: 2 Descrição do Cargo / Responsabilidades: Irá entrar em contato com advogados e clientes através de ligações telefônicas para realizar negociação e formalização Leia mais...
          豊富なキャリアを持つ3人組ゴシック・パンク・バンド、ダルのインタビュー公開!美しさと狂暴性を孕んだ楽曲の世界観を、映画的アプローチで表現したMV集をリリース!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
豊かな土壌があってこそ、多くの実りが生まれるということだろう。かつてはDEEPやHATE HONEYで活躍していたatsushi(Ba)と、MALICE MIZ
          SC wants to get back Rs600 billion stashed abroad by Pakistanis       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday made known its desire to bring back at least Rs600 billion of a perceived Rs1 trillion stashed in foreign lands by Pakistani nationals.

Many Pakistanis maintained accounts and owned properties in foreign lands, including the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, deplored Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during a suo motu hearing pertaining to illegal transfer of money from Pakistan to foreign countries.

The case was initiated when it came to the notice of the court that a large number of Pakistani citizens are maintaining accounts in foreign countries without disclosing to the authorities or paying taxes on them under the law.

Seeks details of Musharraf, Zardari’s properties

A lot of amount of money had been transferred away but the top bureaucracy of the country always came out with excuses whenever they appeared before the court, the chief justice regretted.

The court also hinted at issuing notices out of the list prepared by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to learn reasons why such people did not take advantage of the amnesty scheme launched by the previous government for voluntary disclosure of foreign assets owned by Pakistani citizens.

The scheme was launched to provide an opportunity to declare or transfer foreign assets to Pakistan in lieu of payment of taxes.

On March 26, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had announced the scheme after which the federal government promulgated the Foreign Assets (Declaration and Repatriation) Ordinance, 2018.

The significant feature of the ordinance is the promised immunity from taxation and penal action in respect of undeclared foreign assets subject to payment of taxes, etc.

Earlier, a 12-member committee of experts, headed by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa, had informed the Supreme Court through its report that a staggering amount of $15.25bn was transferred abroad by individual account holders in Pakistan during 2016-17 through normal banking channels. Likewise, a substantial amount of transfers also took place from Pakistan under unauthorised and undocumented hundi and hawala mechanism.

The committee had feared that both types of outflows — regular channel and hundi or hawala — had a huge impact on the stability of the country’s foreign exchange reserves and adversely affected the exchange rate of the Pakistani rupee.

As a result, the national economy become vulnerable to pressure due to foreign currency obligations of the state, the report had explained, adding that this trend could also cause Pakistan to suffer undue and disruptive inflation and could drain the exchequer of substantial amounts of tax on account of escaped income and wealth.

The SBP governor, however, sought time from the court so that the central bank could formulate a strategy to deal with the matter.

On Tuesday, the same bench directed former presidents retired Gen Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari as well as former attorney general Malik Qayyum to submit affidavits showing details of their properties.

The court is seized with a petition of Advocate Feroz Shah Gilani, president of the Lawyers Foundation for Justice, in which he had named Pervez Musharraf, Malik Qayyum, Asif Ali Zardari and the National Accounta­bility Bureau as respondents.

The chief justice observed that accountability should begin with people in powerful positions and directed senior counsel Farooq H. Naek to submit affidavits containing details of Asif Zardari’s assets.

Mr Naek, however, argued that both Asif Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari had recently submitted their asset details with the Election Commission of Pakistan in their nomination papers.

In his petition, Mr Gilani had requested the court to order recovery of huge amounts of public money misappropriated and wasted by the respondents through unlawful means already on record in different judgements of the Supreme Court and high courts.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2018

          F-9 Park ‘guards’ who raped woman in Islamabad still not identified       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ISLAMABAD: The capital police have been unable to track down the men who allegedly raped a woman in Fatima Jinnah Park last week.

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to wait for a police report but has claimed that a departmental enquiry will be held.

“We have collected the data of all the guards in the park and put them under observation. The victim will be requested to identify the guards from their pictures or a line-up at the police station,” Margalla Station House Officer Ulfat Arif told Dawn.

He said it is possible the men may have been posing as guards or police officials.

“We have been collecting CCTV footage but the park is very large and cameras are not installed everywhere. We will hopefully reach a conclusion soon,” he said.

SHO Arif said the complainant belongs to a middle class family and is well educated.

Last week, a woman was walking in the park with a male friend when some men had come and introduced themselves as guards of the park and said they worked for the CDA.

The men robbed the duo and told them to leave the park via different gates.

The woman complained to the police that after sending her male friend out of the park, one of the men raped her. She said she was in shock and could not bring herself to lodge a complaint for four days.

CDA Spokesperson Malik Saleem told Dawn that an FIR was registered and that the department will therefore wait for the identification of the suspect.

“However, we will definitely conduct a departmental inquiry whether the suspect is identified or not,” he said.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2018

          Karachi factory worker surrenders to police after holding colleagues hostage at gunpoint for hours       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

An armed factory worker who had taken his colleagues hostage at gunpoint inside a factory located near Super Highway area in Karachi has been taken into custody by police, DawnNewsTV reported.

In a conversation with the media following the gunman's surrender, Malir SSP Munir Ahmed Shaikh said: "The situation was peacefully handled and resulted in Saleem's surrender to the police."

SSP Shaikh negated Saleem's earlier claim of having explosives and said that the disgruntled factory employee only had a gun in his possession along with a bag of clothes.

The senior police official claimed that Saleem was a "mentally disturbed" man who was resentful over his termination and non-payment of salary for two months.

In a fit of frustration, he had taken two employees of the factory's finance department hostage, demanding payment of pending dues and his reinstation on the job.

Earlier, a video aired by local media outlets showed Saleem holding a gun and threatening people sitting inside a room in the factory. In the video, Saleem said that he wanted to talk to the chief justice. He further claimed that he has a bag full of explosives and that he would blow it up if his demands are not met.

Police said that Saleem had fired a few shots to instil fear, but all hostages remained unharmed throughout.

Later, the factory owners also reached the factory premises and gave assurances that Saleem will be reinstated on the job and his dues will be paid.

The factory's labour leader, while talking to media persons, said Saleem was a machine technician and was forced to leave his job six months ago after he damaged a machine. He was reportedly penalised as well, as the factory management withheld the payment of Rs30,000 to Saleem.

          IHC transfers Al-Azizia, Flagship references to another court on Sharif family's request       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday transferred two pending references against incarcerated PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif from the court of Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir to another accountability court of Islamabad, DawnNewsTV reported.

On July 6, accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir had announced the verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing the ousted prime minister 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond known income and seven years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz for abetment.

Later on July 16, Sharif, through his counsel Khawaja Haris, had filed an appeal in the IHC for the transfer of Al-Azizia and Flagship references to another accountability court since the arguments in both cases were similar to the ones given in the Avenfield reference. Days later, Judge Bashir had decided to recuse himself from hearing the two pending references.

During the course of arguments on the appeals seeking transfer of pending references, Haris had argued that at least 12 grounds were common in the three NAB references against Sharif.

Furthermore, Sharif's counsel had claimed that judge Bashir had discarded these facts before announcing the verdict on the Avenfield reference.

When the NAB prosecutor today argued that the defence counsel wanted re-opening of the entire case, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb reminded him that the appellant merely wanted transfer of the case and not a re-trial.

The two-member bench then reserved and announced its verdict on the petition, granting the Sharif family their request for the remaining two references against them to be heard by Judge Arshad Malik, instead of Judge Bashir.

          McCarrick Watch: VVednesday Edition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When Two Gay Catholic Tribes Go To (Cold) War . . .the first tribe is the Progressives — some sexually active, others not — who believe homosexuality should be normalized by the Catholic Church, and are pushing openly for the Church to change its teachings to reflect that. . . . . .the second tribe […]
          Safety Worth Risking For      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          (USA-NY-New York) PR Coordinator, NY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 44 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits. Position Description The PR Coordinator works directly with the Sr. PR Manager to create and maintain the positive public image of Vince across all categories, including women’s, men’s, home and lifestyle. This position will also work closely with the Marketing department to enhance the public perception of the Vince brand. Organizational Structure The PR Coordinator will report to the Sr. PR Manager + Assist team in outreach to targeted editors and stylists to secure fashion and lifestyle coverage. + Proactively monitor media coverage across digital, print and social media platforms. + Create and maintain media lists for domestic and international markets. + Assist with planning, preparation and execution of all press events, including seasonal press previews, dinners and launch events. + Compile weekly, seasonal and event press recaps. + Work directly with Sr. PR Manager to create relevant pitches that correlate with editorial calendars, seasonal trends and relevant topics. + Assist in drafting and preparing press releases, media alerts and other press collateral. + Assist Sr. PR Manager in managing responsibilities of seasonal PR intern. + Manage all sample traffic activity for domestic, international and VIP requests. + Establish and cultivate strong relationships with relevant media, including print and digital editors, celebrity stylists and key influencers. + Effectively build and maintain interdepartmental coordination and communication for various projects and tasks. + Perform general administrative duties including but not limited to filing, scanning, copying and packaging. + Must have Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR or a related major + Must have one to two (1-2) years of work experience in Communications or Public Relations + Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to adhere to tight deadlines + Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills + Must be highly perceptive and anticipate the needs of the department by taking initiative + Must have excellent problem-solving skills + Must be proficient with FashionGPS/Launchmetrics, MS Office, Cision, Dropbox, Fedex and social media platforms – Photoshop experience a plus Compensation: The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age. Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V External Company Name: Vince, LLC External Company URL: Street: 500 5th Ave Overview: Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 44 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits. Position Description The PR Coordinator works directly with the Sr. PR Manager to create and maintain the positive public image of Vince across all categories, including women’s, men’s, home and lifestyle. This position will also work closely with the Marketing department to enhance the public perception of the Vince brand. Organizational Structure The PR Coordinator will report to the Sr. PR Manager Responsibilities: + Assist team in outreach to targeted editors and stylists to secure fashion and lifestyle coverage. + Proactively monitor media coverage across digital, print and social media platforms. + Create and maintain media lists for domestic and international markets. + Assist with planning, preparation and execution of all press events, including seasonal press previews, dinners and launch events. + Compile weekly, seasonal and event press recaps. + Work directly with Sr. PR Manager to create relevant pitches that correlate with editorial calendars, seasonal trends and relevant topics. + Assist in drafting and preparing press releases, media alerts and other press collateral. + Assist Sr. PR Manager in managing responsibilities of seasonal PR intern. + Manage all sample traffic activity for domestic, international and VIP requests. + Establish and cultivate strong relationships with relevant media, including print and digital editors, celebrity stylists and key influencers. + Effectively build and maintain interdepartmental coordination and communication for various projects and tasks. + Perform general administrative duties including but not limited to filing, scanning, copying and packaging. Qualifications: + Must have Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR or a related major + Must have one to two (1-2) years of work experience in Communications or Public Relations + Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to adhere to tight deadlines + Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills + Must be highly perceptive and anticipate the needs of the department by taking initiative + Must have excellent problem-solving skills + Must be proficient with FashionGPS/Launchmetrics, MS Office, Cision, Dropbox, Fedex and social media platforms – Photoshop experience a plus Compensation: The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age. Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V
          I Tried Ritual Vitamins For an Entire Month, and Here's What I Love About Them      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The last time I had taken a vitamin, it was a chewable Flintstones one - and even that I hated. Fast forward to my current adult years when my mother sends me bottles of "vital" supplements that just end up piling up in my cabinet (sorry, Mom). I tried, I really tried. But I was never able to take them consistently for more than two days. I eventually gave up on vitamins altogether, until one particular brand became completely unavoidable on social media. You probably know exactly which one I'm talking about, too: Ritual, a "reinvented" multivitamin for women, by women. After scrolling past its ads on Instagram for nearly a year, I finally caved and had to see what it was all about. And I'm so glad I did.

What initially hooked me was the fact that a brand was able to make something as boring as vitamins trendy. Why did Ritual appeal to me so damn much? When I got past the minimalist bottle and inexplicably cool capsules, I learned why Ritual was better than the rest. In search of the "perfect vitamin," CEO and founder Katerina Schneider eliminated all the bullsh*t in both her product and her brand. No synthetic fillers or colorants, nine quality essential ingredients backed by research, and 100-percent transparency on all fronts (including the vitamin itself). Additionally, Ritual sources its nutrients directly from suppliers they know and trust to fill the gaps in a women's diet.

Every decision surrounding product development is supported by science. For example, Ritual didn't set out to create a clear capsule just for looks. It found that naturally dry ingredients didn't react well with oil-based ingredients when combined, so those little beadlets you see floating in oil are dry ingredients protected by a coating.

Here's what's inside:

  • Vitamin D3: Helps calcium absorption, supports bone and tooth health, and is linked to both mood and cognitive function.
  • Vitamin B12: Maintains healthy energy levels by supporting brain and nerve function.
  • Folate: Helps make new blood cells and is associated with mood benefits.
  • Vitamin K2 MK7: Maintains healthy skin and is essential for activating calcium-binding proteins that are important for bone and cardiovascular health.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These healthy fats support cardiovascular and brain health, as well as maintain healthy joints.
  • Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant actions that support overall health and helps protect cells.
  • Iron: Helps build healthy blood cells and is important for mood and energy.
  • Magnesium: Essential for activity of enzymes and cell proteins that support overall health, particularly for bone, brain, muscle, and cardiovascular tissues. It also helps maintain calmness.
  • Boron: Helper nutrient that assists activity of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin K2 MK7 to support bone, joint, and brain health.

I'm currently going into my second month on Ritual, and here are a few reasons why I love these vitamins.

  1. They don't make me nauseous. A huge reason why I always forgot to take my vitamins consistently was because I had to pair them with a meal. Ritual can be taken either in the morning or at night, and thanks to its vegan-delayed-release capsule, it doesn't dissolve right away. Instead, it bypasses your stomach and delivers nutrients to the small intestine where nutrient absorption is ideal.
  2. They're minty. Another quality I've always hated about traditional vitamins is its gross taste and smell. Each Ritual bottle contains a food-grade plastic insert infused with pure peppermint oil, which gives its vitamins a fresh scent and flavor.
  3. Ritual is subscription based. I never have to worry about refills because they're shipped straight to my door each month for $30.
  4. They're non-GMO, vegan, and gluten- and sugar-free. Enough said.

My life hasn't drastically changed over the past 30 days, but it is nice to have finally found a vitamin that I actually want and do take daily. As for whether or not multivitamins are actually necessary, doctors say that most people can get micronutrients (with the exception of vitamin D) through a healthy, balanced diet. However, prenatal vitamins are absolutely essential and women with heavy periods may benefit from magnesium supplements.

As for me, if healthier skin, immune support, improved energy and mood, and better health all around are as promised, I'm willing to stick it out and see for myself.

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Perlit su çimento oranını artırdığından mukavvemet düşüyor. Bunun önüne nasıl geçerim. Bunun için çeşitli kimyasallar kullandım ör: akışkanlaştırıcı bunun yanında beyaz çimento (52,5) ekstra bazalt (kalsitten daha sert malzeme) ama bu durumda da maliyet yükseliyor. Kullandığım perlitin cinsi de önemli mi mesela inşaat perliti var filtre perliti var. Bizde inşaat perliti kalmadığı için daha küçük granüllü bi perlit kullanıyorum bilmiyorum etkiler mi bu durumu
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Merhabalar değerli Yapısor sakinleri;

Öncelikle kendimden bahsedeyim. Bu sene ocak ayında mezun oldum. O zamandan beri işsizim. Bir ofis deneyimim oldu 20 günlük fakat asgari maaştan ve sigortasız olarak devam edileceği teklifini alınca moralim çok bozuldu ve bu şartlarda devam edemeyeceğimi söyledim. Pişman değilim fakat devam etseydim en azından 5-6 aylık bir deneyimim olacaktı. Pişman olmamamın nedeni ise ; ben aslında kendimi şantiye ortamında geliştirerek mesleğimi icra etmek istiyorum. İleride proje yöneticiliği gibi hedeflerim vardı. Maaşına bakmadan kendimi geliştirebileceğim bir yere girmek istiyordum fakat çevresizlikten dolayı giremiyorum hiçbir yere. Başvurmadığım yer kalmadı. Taşeron firmalara ilan olmasa bile cv ve portfolyomu gönderdim. Maaş beklentim olmadığını belirttim.

Şimdi kafamda bazı sorular oluştu. Sizlerin değerli yorumunuzu değerlendirmek ve tecrübelerinizden yararlanmak isterim. Bu koşullarda şuan girebileceğim düzgün bir yer gözükmüyor ve aynı zamanda bir işe girdiğimi varsayalım düzgün koşulların (iş saati, maaş, izin, işteki sosyal çevre vb.) oluşması minimum 2-3 sene olarak öngörmekteyim. Bende zaten bu koulların oluşma ihtimali için işe bile giremiyorken ; neden mimarlık ofisi açmayayım diye sordum kendime. Biliyorum o da göründüğü kadar kolay değil fakat en azından 2-3 seneye ofis rayına oturur ve en azından kendi işim için çalışmış olurum. Bunu engelleyen birtakım faktörler var tabiki. Yeterli düzeyde inşaat çevresine sahip değilim. Belirli bir gelirim mevcut değil. Fakat doğru yapılan işlerin er ya da geç hakkını bulacağına inanıyorum. Yanlış anlaşılmasın fakat kendimi de bu işi yapabilecek biri olarak görüyorum. Olur mu olmaz mı bilinmez tabi ama boş durmaktansa iyidir bayağı bir araştırma yaptım (Kosgeb desteği, iş işleyişi, iş çevresi, çeşitli giderler vs.) Siz ne öerirsiniz ? Ben İstanbul Çekmeköy'de ikamet etmekteyim ve Çekmeköy belediyesinin yakınında bir ofis açmanın ofise müşteri bazında yararı olur mu ? Ya da açmalı mıyım açmamalı mıyım ? Şantiye işi hala beklemeli miyim ? 

Yorumlarınız için şimdiden çok teşekkür ederim. İyi veya kötü yorum yaparsanız çok sevinirim. Mutlu çalışmalar ...
          York Timber Holdings: A Discount Timber Play      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Current price: R3.70
Current market cap: R1,205M
Current book value:  R1,984.2M
Current exchange rate: 1 ZAR = 0.147 USD

York Timber Holdings is an integrated timber company based in South Africa. After severe brush fires in 2007/8 and poor FY2009 performance, the company’s stock plunged from above R9.00 per share to below R3.00. Investors like Jeremy Grantham are very positive about the prospects for timber and it’s frequently touted as an excellent hedge against inflation, so this seemed like an interesting opportunity to explore.

FY 2010 saw a lot of earnings improvement, but the true extent was buried under revaluations and write-downs. Biological assets were revalued upwards 10.5% after a switch to DCF valuation, reversing most of an impairment recognized in FY2009 and adding R200M to earnings. Impairments to goodwill resulted in charges of R42.6M. Directly removing all non-recurring charges gives an adjusted net income of R-93.1M or a total comprehensive income of R-29.6M. Definitely an improvement from 2009, but less so than the raw numbers lead you to believe.

Improvement did continue in the six months ending December 2010. Two factors appear to be behind the improvement. The first is the drastically lower interest costs from the company’s 2010 debt reduction. Proceeds from a stock offering (about R450M out of the total raised) were used to pay down a large amount of debt and a comparison of year-over-year changes in financing costs illustrates the large savings. This more than anything else, I think, helped get normalized earnings positive again. York also managed to maintain the improvements to its gross margin that it achieved in FY2010. In fact, it boosted gross margin all the way to 46%. It’s probably unrealistic to expect gross margin to remain quite so high, but it suggests that the cost-saving restructuring York has undergone genuinely paid off for the company.

Evaluating timber investments is a bit outside my circle of competence at the moment, but a quick comparison between York and a few U.S. timber companies demonstrates that it is fairly cheap on a relative basis:

Obviously York’s P/E is inflated by the aforementioned non-recurring charges (the same appears to be true of WY from what I saw), so that’s not a terribly useful point of comparison. To me the interesting points are the substantial difference in P/B ratios and gross margins between York and the others. Investors would be buying into an improving business at a big discount to book value, which looks like a promising combination. Those with the knowledge/desire to invest in timber might find solid returns with a margin of safety by moving a little bit off the beaten path.

Investing abroad does introduce other risks like currency fluctuations. That said, the Rand/Dollar relationship has been relatively stable over the long term in the past five years. In fact, the Rand appreciated a moderate amount since 2009 and would have benefited an investment made at that time. That’s probably at an end due to pressure from manufacturing groups, but it’s reassuring to see that the country’s currency has a recent history of stability.

A related point of interest is the rights offering that York used to fund its debt reduction. The rights offering price was set at R2 per share, up to 30% below then-current prices. Of course there’s the cost of the rights themselves to consider but prior to the offering the stock price was hovering around R2.50 per share with roughly 78.4M shares outstanding. Book value at that point was about R1.35B, so the regular trading price at the time was a substantial discount to book value even after taking into account the diluting effect of the new shares. The rights offering provided potential investors with an even greater discount. It had never occurred to me to search out special-situations opportunities outside of major countries because I had assumed that information would simply be too scarce, but at least in this case that would have meant missing out on a promising opportunity. That’s a useful lesson.

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Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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The genetic screening of embryos for abnormalities before IVF implantation does not improve the chances of a successful pregnancy, according to research published inHuman Reproduction.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
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Thanks for the animation. The anomalies off Southern Cal and off the east coast of the U.S. are pretty striking. Of course, as Anthony said, there are cold anomalies also up and down the Calif. coast. Are the anomalies based off yearly averages during the earlier period or for a similar timeframe in mid-summer? I assume the latter. The discussion upthread about trapped water between San Diego and Santa Barbara would seem to validate NOAA's thesis about southerly winds causing this effect.
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Radiant One review - A short-lived adventure with a lot of charm These days it's quite see the worth of something without looking at what you're getting for your money. Like Florence, Radiant One is not a long game and it'll cost you £2.99 / $2.99.

Saying that, it's beautifully designed and has a rather lovely message to it, so perhaps bypassing that coffee on the way to work will be worth it. 

Reality is but a dream

Radiant One is a story-driven game with mystical elements as you play as Daniel, an average Joe. He goes to work, comes home, and goes to bed, except he can also control his own dreams. 

While this is all impressive and awesome, things quickly take a more malicious turn as he finds himself at the mercy of a great evil. His dreams turn to nightmares and the consequences are deadlier than he originally believes. 

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Джон Фарли - заслуженный американский ветеран и пилот ВВС США с огромным стажем. И тем не менее даже спустя много лет он с широко раскрытыми от восхищения глазами вспоминал тот яркий момент, когда Виктор Пугачев на международном салоне во французском городе Ле-Бурже, на его глазах совершил головокружительный по сложности и совершенно новый маневр. Фигуру высшего пилотажа позже названную в его честь.
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Başka bir bankayla birleştirilen bankaların teminat mektuplarının geçerlilik durumu nedir? Konuyla ilgili olarak Devlet Muhasebesi Yönetmeliğinin 39’ uncu maddesinde “…Teminat ve garanti mektupları ile şahsi kefalete ilişkin belgelerin saymanlıklarda gereksiz olarak bekletilmesini önlemek için; alınan teminata ait işin sonuçlandırılıp sonuçlandırılmadığı, mevzuatındaki süreler de dikkate alınarak saymanlıklarca takip edilir ve her mali yıl sonunda teminat ve […]
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  Merkezi Yönetim Muhasebe Yönetmeliğinde yapılan değişiklik; 24.02.2018 tarihinde Resmi Gazetede yayınlaran yürürlüğe girmiştir.   İşte yapılan değişikliklerin detayı…   24 Şubat 2018 CUMARTESİ Resmî Gazete Sayı : 30342 YÖNETMELİK Maliye Bakanlığından: MERKEZİ YÖNETİM MUHASEBE YÖNETMELİĞİNDE DEĞİŞİKLİK YAPILMASINA DAİR YÖNETMELİK MADDE 1 – 27/12/2014 tarihli ve 29218 mükerrer sayılı Resmî Gazete’de yayımlanan Merkezi Yönetim Muhasebe […]
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La promotora del concierto de David Guetta en Santander, que no llegó a celebrarse por la ausencia del artista francés, ha anunciado hoy que solicitará al pinchadiscos francés «el resarcimiento económico y moral» de los daños causados por la cancelación de ese espectáculo. Según han informado a Efe desde la Unión Temporal de Empresas (UTE) La Campa -integrada por las empresas Delfuego Booking y Heart of Gold-, promotoras de ese concierto, Guetta aún «no ha devuelto el dinero que debe», sino solo «parte del caché», y no «ha formalizado la razón de su incomparecencia». «No tenemos ningún documento, ni de la compañía aérea, ni del aeropuerto de Moscú. No tenemos ningún papel que justifique su falta al concierto», han reiterado los organizadores. Por ello, desde la organización aseguran estar trabajando con sus abogados en el requerimiento que le enviarán al Dj francés para exigirle el «resarcimiento económico y moral de toda la deuda que tiene». El documento, que se está redactando, incluirá además de la reclamación del dinero pagado al artista y los gastos de producción, una estimación del daño moral causado «a los promotores, a sus fans, y a la ciudad de Santander». «Hasta que no esté redactado y enviado no podemos comunicar exactamente qué se le va a requerir», defiende la UTE La Campa, que añade que «se le va a pedir el resarcimiento económico en su totalidad» y que «por contrato debe cumplir». La promotora justifica la decisión de solicitar a David Guetta la compensación de daños morales en la situación vivida por sus seguidores. También por las publicaciones que han aparecido en medios de comunicación desde el día en que debía haber asistido a la Península de La Magdalena, 28 de julio. Al mismo tiempo, alega la expectativa que había generado su actuación, a la que catalogaron como «el concierto más esperado» de la Semana Grande de Santander. «Vamos a ir a por ello, eso seguro», se reitera desde la organización del concierto. Sobre la explicación formal y por escrito que les ha pedido el Consistorio, los organizadores han afirmado que están terminándola y se va a entregar en tiempo.
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Serena Williams se ha sincerado en Instagram y ha hablado sobre lo difícil de ser madre con total sinceridad. Aplaudimos a la deportista por normalizar una situación que viven muchas mujeres cada día.

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The Night Aunt Milly Died

Stacy wrote to tell of her bizarre experience:

“I'm in my 50s and do not have many encounters. I'm not a ghost chaser and I'm not good at spinning yarns but I have had two experiences in my life that have convinced me that there are ghosts, hence, something after death. One has actually taken me 40 years to find out the truth about - my Aunt Milly.

When I was very young, my Aunt Milly and I had one of those special bonds. She doted on me and I loved her to death. She would always bring me Pop Tarts when she visited. When I was about seven she came to spend the night at our house as she often did. I went to bed and then in the early AM hours, I woke up to hear my aunt crying and I figured out she was feeling sick. Then I heard the ambulance arrive and the paramedics coming in the house to help her. I heard them climb the stairs to go to her room. When they arrived, her crying became worse and I could hear the terror in her voice. It was tearing at my heart to hear her fear. She kept talking to my father saying, 'Please, Bobby! I don't want to go! Don't let them take me!' It was just heart-wrenching. I can still hear that fearful crying to this day. I guess you could say it was haunting me my entire life. Well when I got up in the morning, my parents told me she had died.

Over the years I never talked about that night with my parents as it was so upsetting to me. Finally, 40 years later my mother and I were talking about Aunt Milly. I finally told her I was awake when she got sick and heard her cries and fear. My mother then told me that it wasn't possible, that she had actually died in her sleep and was dead long before the ambulance arrived to take her away. How had I heard her cries and fear if she was already dead? Why did no one else hear it? It took me 40 years to realize that I'd heard her from wherever comes next.”

Source: Darkness Radio – October 17, 2016

Beyond Creepy


Saudi Arabia 'Crucified' Condemned Man

Saudi Arabia executed and crucified a Myanmar man in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday in a rare form of punishment reserved for the most egregious crimes.

Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen was accused of breaking into the home of a woman from Myanmar, firing a weapon in it then repeatedly stabbing her, which led to her death, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an Interior Ministry statement. He was also accused of stealing weapons and trying to kill another man whose home he broke into, as well as attempting to rape a woman.

The ruling was supported by the country’s supreme court and endorsed by the king.

Crucifixions in Saudi Arabia entail hanging a body in public after an execution, and are unusual. A Yemeni man was crucified in 2010 for raping and killing a girl and shooting dead her father. - Saudi Arabia Carries Out Rare Crucifixion for Murder, Theft


Fisherman Recalls 'Sea Monster' Encounter

CAPE SABLE ISLAND, N.S. – The 1967 Shag Harbour UFO crash is not the only strange, unexplained occurrence that has happened in Shelburne County over the years.

Shag Harbour UFO Festival goers were treated to an eye witness account of a sea creature encounter, experienced by Cape Sable Island fisherman Rodney Ross in July 1976, while fishing with his father on the fishing grounds known as Pollock Shoal.

The opening night of the UFO Festival (Aug. 3) was only the third time that Ross has told the story to an audience. He is the last of the five fishermen aboard three different boats that saw the creature during a one-week period 42-years ago.

“Some like to call it the South Side sea monster and I think I probably agree it looked like a monster,” said Ross.

The story begins on a Monday when a fellow fisherman, the late Eisner Penney, was out fishing on the Pollock Shoal. He had finished fishing for the day and started for home when he turned around and saw this strange looking creature following behind him, said Ross. Read more at Cape Sable Island fisherman recalls 'sea monster' encounter 42 years later


ARCANE RADIO IS BACK! on the Paranormal King Radio Network

Facebook event announcement: Amy Major - Psychic, Rescue Medium and Author - Arcane Radio

Join me as I welcome psychic, rescue medium and author Amy Major to Arcane Radio. Amy has been a successful medium and healer in the New England area for 17 years, conducting many spirit investigations and rescues. Always interested in her development, Amy has studied under some of the best mediums in the area as well as specialized schools focusing on psychic and mediumship abilities. Amy is a spiritualist and active member of the Church of Spiritual Life in Derry, NH for over 12 years, where she provides mediumship and gallery readings. Her first book, "Toward the Light: Rescuing Spirits, Trapped Souls, and Earthbound Ghosts" has gained popularity throughout the spiritual and paranormal communities. Her newest book is "Light the Way: A Guide to Becoming a Rescue Medium." Amy's website can be found at This should be a very informative show! Join us this Friday, August 10th at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to


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DeLonge’s UFO Team Studying Alien Metal

Woman Says She’s Trying to Have a Baby with a Ghost


John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World

Stories from the Messengers: Owls, UFOs and a Deeper Reality

Time Slips: Real Stories of Time Travel

Inspected By Extraterrestrials: Gray Barker's Extreme Book of UFO Abduction

Visitors From the Void: William Cooper's Extreme Book of Flying Saucer Skullduggery

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          the good mother      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
fooling around on amazon with my daughter - she found 3 movies to put in amazon library - and i saw 1 i wanted.

'the good mother.'

this was a wonderful movie based on amazing book by sue miller.

diane keaton should have won another oscar for this 1.  she is amazing as anna.  the basics are she and her husband divorce.  they have a daughter.  anna's raising her daughter and working.  she ends up having a boyfriend (liam neeson) and that ticks the ex-husband off. 

the daughter ends up in a custody battle - i'm providing as few spoilers as possible.

it's a really good movie.  leonard nimoy directed it.

i think 'shoot the moon' is probably diane's most amazing performance ever.  but 'the good mother' is probably close.   diane's a great comedy actor but she can deliver in a drama and has repeatedly.  she's just an all around strong actress. 

she's made some films that will stand the test of time.  those include the 1s with woody allen, the godfather movies, 'something's got to give,' 'reds,' 'shoot the moon,' 'looking for mr. goodbar,' '1st wives club' and many more.  and let's name the woody classics - 'sleeper,' 'love & death,' 'annie hall,' 'manhattan' and 'manhattan murder mystery.'

she really is something amazing.

oh, and she just co-starred in the summer's biggest comedy: 'book club.'

let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'

Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

We're going to start with something non-Iraq at all (we'll also be ending with something non-Iraq).  I know Illeana Douglas and have known her for years.  As Rebecca noted last month, I first heard of Leslie Moonves' assault of Illeana years ago.  At THIRD this week, we did "Unlike Alyssa Milano, we'll stand with Illeana Douglas."  (Ann offered "Alyssa Milano reveals she doesn't give a damn about women" last night.)

Alyssa Milano is not who she claims or self-presents as.  Rose McGowan rightly called her a lie.  Though Corey Feldman was sympathetic to her, he publicly mocked her -- rightly so -- when she claimed she never had any idea that he or Corey Haim had been molested as children.  She knew.  She claims she never knew that Brad Kern was abusive to women on the set of CHARMED -- where she was a producer.  Everyone else knew.  There were complaints.  Repeated complaints.  She took a producer's credit (and pay) and it was her job to provide a safe work environment.  She failed.  To TIME magazine and others, she has presented herself as the head of #MeToo (after stealing the phrase from African-American  woman Tarana Burke -- one of her many cultural appropriations).  Yet though she Tweets over and over daily, she's still not Tweeted about Illeana or any of the other women who spoke out in Ronan Farrow's NEW YORKER piece.

Not one Tweet.  CAA is the reason I'm not part of #MeToo.  CAA pimped out women constantly.  There's a foreign actress who appeared in several hit films and was used by CAA before and after.  They pimped her out.  She remains destroyed today.  (If she chooses to tell her story publicly, I will support her.  Currently, she's still in therapy attempting to deal with what they put her through.)  Alyssa's married to CAA's David Bugliari and Alyssa's a "CAA speaker" that you can 'book.'

Alyssa's silence backs up everything many of us have long said.  She's is not a friend to women, she is stilted actress determined to self-promote, desperate for a career.  She is not about empowering women.  She's is about co-opting anything she can.

As for CBS, Leslie is part of a long pattern there that began with William Paley and the hell he put his wife (Babe Paley through) -- one affair after another, while he stopped having sex with her early in their marriage, his refusal to allow her to raise their children or even hug them in front of him.  He was pure filth and set the tone all those years ago.  CBS has always been hostile to women.  Most networks would be thrilled to have a hit show but CBS has always only been thrilled to have a hit show if it starred men.  Whether we're talking DESIGNING WOMEN, CAGNEY & LACEY, CYBILL, THE NANNY or the now returning MURPHY BROWN, CBS repeatedly undercuts and undermines their programs with female leads, undercutting them, pushing them through one time change after another, etc., etc.  At THIRD, Ava and I have long documented the institutional sexism at CBS and we've done it for a reason.

Leslie is guilty and if I were Julie Chen, sleeping with my married boss and then lucky enough to get him to leave his wife for me, I guess I'd rush forward to defend him too.  I mean, what career would Julie have if she hadn't slept with Leslie?  None at all.  I could go on and on here.

The point is Illeana told the truth and has been telling it to a number of us over the years.  And CBS has made clear that they do not take harassment seriously by allowing Moonves to remain on the job while he is under investigation.  He should be put on administrative leave.  Anything less goes to CBS not taking the issue seriously.  He is accused of harassment and attempted rape.  These are serious charges.  If you take them seriously, you put him on administrative leave until the investigation is over.  Otherwise?  You're saying work safety and the right of women to be safe at work does not matter.

Grasp that fake ass Alyssa is not just refusing to stand up for Illeana, she's refusing to stand up for women who may encounter Leslie.  He needs to be removed during the investigation.

Meanwhile, protests continue in Iraq.

Why?  Each year, Iraq rakes in billion from oil sales.  And the World Bank estimates the current population of Iraq to be 37.2 million.

With that kind of money coming in and that small of a population, meeting the needs of the people should be easy.

But it hasn't been.  The World Bank notes, for example, "The poverty rate increased from 19.8 percent in 2012 to an estimated 22.5 percent in 2014."  How does that happen?  Government corruption.  Politicians and officials stealing the public's money.

And it leaves nothing for the people.  Hence the video below.

Another video of Iraqi children eating from the garbage.


Live Right: The Protests Pockets of are ongoing throughout cities in the south of the country, perhaps not as large as in recent weeks, but will the same demands of electricity, potable water and employment. looks at the situation. 🇮🇶💪🏼

0:08 / 1:29


The corruption has enriched many.  Nouri al-Maliki's son, for example, has some really swank living spaces in England and some really sporty cars.  That's nice for a man who's never really worked in his life.  But that's awful for the Iraqi people.

The Iraqi people are protesting to save their lives.  They are risking their lives with these ongoing protests and 14 have already died.

The excessive violence and cruelty used by the Iraqi security forces ended the lives of 14 demonstrators in 10 days of ongoing protests calling for economic and service improvements," the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said."

They are demanding basic rights including access to electricity and potable water, including jobs.

These protests are now a month old and it's amazing how many of the Twitter 'social justice warriors' have ignored these protests.

Why do they have to protest?

Among other things because the US government destroyed Iraq with the (ongoing) war.  The US still bombs Iraq.  Monday, the US Defense Dept announced:

Strikes in Iraq
There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq yesterday.
On Aug. 4 near Dulab, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of an engagement against ISIS targets, destroying two ISIS tunnels.
On Aug. 3 near Wadi Ashai, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of an engagement against an ISIS tactical unit.
There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Aug. 2.
On Aug. 1 near Wadi Ashai, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets, destroying two ISIS-held buildings and three ISIS supply caches.
On July 31 near Wadi Ashai and Wadi Zagatoon, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets, destroying an ISIS-held building.

On 30 July 30 near Wadi Ashai, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of an engagement against ISIS targets. The strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

The US government turned Iraq into a land of widows and orphans.  And it compounded the problems by 'selecting' Iraq's prime ministers.  Yesterday, we went over Nouri al-Maliki and Barack Obama, then-US president, selected Hayder al-Abadi to replace him in 2014.  (After Nouri's actions led to the rise of ISIS in Iraq.)

Supporting Abadi "was the easy way for the US to try to protect the gains it has made in Iraq over the last four years without having to do the substantial groundwork that would have been required to build up a range of political alternatives"
          Onterechte incasso      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Bamako - Le président sortant du Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, et le chef de file de l'opposition, Soumaïla Cissé, seront bien opposés au second tour de l'élection présidentielle le 12 août, a confirmé mercredi la Cour constitutionnelle...
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Aj vy rozmýšľate, ktorý festival ešte poctíte svojou ctenou návštevou? Zdá sa vám Brutal Assault príliš veľký, Ynfest vo Svidníku príliš ďaleko a septembrové koncerty ešte ďaleko? Ideálna príležitosť spraviť si výlet do veľmi malebného slovenského mestečka, Banskej Štiavnice. Podporíš štvrtý ročník festivalu Jašterice a tvoje peniaze pôjdu na dobrú vec. Hlbší a pútavý pokec […]
          Mediacurrent: Break it Down For Me, Shrop: Tackling Drupal Security Update SA-CORE-2018-005      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Security maintenance — and the ability to apply security updates quickly — is part and parcel to open source project success. 

Updating is typically done as part of the normal software release cycle, however, there are times when a security advisory needs to be released ASAP. A strong incident response plan builds a first defense line to mitigate and patch vulnerabilities. 

But what does a successful security response look like in action?

On the heels of a recent Drupal security update on August 1, 2018, Mediacurrent’s Senior Project Manager Christine Flynn had the same question. To find out, she interviewed our Open Source Security Lead, Mark “shrop” Shropshire, to get a layperson’s perspective on the security team’s approach.

Christine and Shrop on a call


“An off-cycle Drupal security advisory dropped on August 1, 2018. What does that mean for folks who aren’t developers?”

Flynn: I was watching the Slack channel as our team fixed sites, and I got some idea of what was happening. I’m not going to jiggle anybody’s elbows while they’re applying a security update, but I’m really curious now that the fixes are all in. 

Shrop: The official Drupal Security Advisory came out late in the day, after Symphony published their announcement in the morning. There was also one from Zend.

Flynn: I read all of those links while the team was applying the security update, but I feel like I didn’t totally understand the implications. I’d love to get a better picture from you of what they mean.

Shrop: You bet! I hope you can hear me, I’m at a coffee shop right now.

Flynn: Are you on their unsecured WiFi?

Shrop: Nope! I’m on a hotspot and on VPN. It’s funny, the more you know about security, the more it changes what you do. Other people think you’re paranoid. But you’re not! You just understand the realities. 

Flynn: Ha! Why am I not surprised? All right, let’s dig in.

“What was the security update for?”

Shrop: Drupal Core was updated because there were some security releases for Symfony. We call those “upstream” in the biz, which means that Drupal depends on them, and they are actively worked on outside of Drupal. I understand the Symfony project worked closely with the Drupal Security Team to make sure Symfony and Drupal were both updated and ready to be announced publicly at the same time. Drupal version 8.5.6 pulls in the Symfony updates as part of the Drupal update process. 

Flynn: Was that the only update?

Shrop: No, at the same time, there was also an update to Zend Framework, but that was only an issue for users who were making use of modules or sites that used Zend Feed or Daictoros. There is a core issue to update the related Zend libraries for those who require or need the updates. 

“If not updated, what could a malicious user do to a site?”

Shrop: This is a hard one to answer this soon after the release of the security advisory. I’m going to do some checking to see if I can get more information on this for academic purposes, but the Drupal Security Team is not going to make any statements that could help someone attack a site. It is up to security teams and researchers to dig into the code and determine more about the risks involved.

Based on the Symfony project’s blog post, it appears that a specially crafted request could allow a user access to a URL they do not have access to, bypassing access control provided by web servers and caching mechanisms. That’s a fancy-pants way of saying that a website visitor could gain access to pages you don’t want them to see.

“When will we know more?”

Shrop: Within days - sometimes hours - we might start to see exploit methods posted on the Internet. Taking security seriously and responding quickly once a security advisory is announced is a way to stay ahead of these concerns.

Mediacurrent doesn’t want to fearmonger, but it is better to be safe than sorry. That’s why I always push to update as soon as possible while weighing in on mitigating factors that may lessen the severity of the issue for a particular application. But I will keep digging. I’m curious! 

“If you had to tell a CEO or CFO the value that implementing this security update swiftly provided, what would you say? Let’s say this CEO does not have a strong background in technology or security.”

Flynn: I could see an executive with a strong public safety or physical security background being pretty understanding of why you want to apply a security update for a potential vulnerability quickly, but what if it’s someone who doesn’t have that experience, and isn’t a technologist?

Shrop: Check out this link from Acquia about the security update. This helped me so much. They published this shortly after the PSA came out, and although they’ve updated the text since then, they said at the time, “It is advised that customers set aside time for a core upgrade immediately following.” When I read, “immediately,” I knew that we had to get the update out within hours. If I was asked to get on a call with the executives from any company, at that point, I am confident. If Acquia is saying it, we need to do it. That’s enough to stand on with anybody. I’m not saying that the Acquia team has more information, but they have a very robust security team. They always dig in quickly. They have to, to know if they can mitigate the issue by adding web application firewall rules.

Flynn: Firewall rules? How does that work? 

Shrop: The last few core updates, Pantheon and Acquia put mitigations into their WAF - that’s Web Application Firewall. Pantheon confirmed the night of the security advisory release that they were blocking attempts on their platform, and Acquia did the same thing. So if someone tried to exploit a site that was hosted there before Drupal was updated, they were there, helping to prevent that site from being attacked successfully. It’s a great extra layer of protection. Now, me and Acquia and Pantheon will always still want to update Core on each site, because WAF-level mitigation might not catch everything. But I am super happy when I see it because there’s a good chance that it will catch anything that happens while a team is still implementing a security update.

Security is all risk assessment and mitigation. You want to layer defenses. And something like this, we are going to make sure we deal with this problem. That’s why Acquia, Pantheon,, and others in the community immediately add those extra mitigations to their firewalls. It’s to buy time so that people can get their updates in. That’s not where mitigation ends, but it helps. 

“What type of sites were affected by this? Does everyone use Symfony?”

Flynn: When I first read about the upcoming security advisory, I saw that it affected “third party libraries.” That made me think that some of our clients might not be affected because it would only affect certain modules. Can you tell me what types of sites were affected?

Shrop: Got a link for you, but basically, anything on Drupal 8 was affected. Drupal 8 uses components from the Symfony project. The Drupal community made the decision to use Symfony so that we didn’t have to maintain everything ourselves. So this is a great example of the power of open source, with the Symfony and Drupal security teams working together to release this fix. We all end up benefiting from having a larger community to fix issues. There’s no way an internal team working by themselves can write as secure applications on their own compared to open source software, in my opinion. It has nothing to do with how good you are, it’s the nature of development. With open source, you have a greater team with Drupal and then again, with Symfony, an even greater team to lean on. With each community that is included you are expanding your team and your ability to detect and prevent threats. 

“How was the security vulnerability discovered?”

Shrop: That’s generally never disclosed because you never want to tell malicious users how you found an opening. 

But we do have a few people to thank: Michael Cullum and @chaosversum were thanked by Symfony for separately reporting the two issues addressed in Symfony security releases. They also thanked Nicolas Grekas for implementing the fix. I would also give a huge thanks to Symfony and the Drupal Security Team for coming together to implement the fix and for coordinating the announcements. It’s hard work, and it shows the community at its best.

“So when we have an off-cycle security release, first the PSA comes out. Can you tell me a bit about what Mediacurrent does from the time the PSA comes out to just before the security advisory drops?”

Flynn: As someone on the team at Mediacurrent, I can see some of the things you do. But I’m wondering what else happens behind the scenes? 

Shrop: The first thing that happens is that I’m notified about the PSA coming out. I’m signed up for updates via email, Twitter, and RSS feeds from, and so are a lot of other folks at Mediacurrent. Internally, we have some processes that we have standardized over time for how to deal with security updates that we follow across the company. We centralize information we have on the security PSA/advisory, recommend client communications, and talk about how to prepare as a team. We have multiple communication threads internally, as well, so no one can miss it. I send an email to the staff and I post in our Slack in a few places to get us ready.

Flynn: I know that we often clear time in advance for the team to implement the security updates.

Shrop: Yep. All of us share more information as a team as official information is released or as our own investigations reveal information. For example, early on the day the security advisory was released, our DevOps Lead, Joe Stewart, noticed that Symfony had put out a notice that they were also going to be releasing a security update that day, so that gave us a heads up that it might be related. We couldn’t know for sure until the security advisory actually came out, though. No one can do it by themselves, which is why we have a whole team working on it - it’s the only way to handle these things. ​​​​​​

Christine and Shrop on another call

“So then the security advisory drops. How did we go about fixing the issue?” 

Shrop: First, we reviewed the advisory to assess risk and for any mitigations that help determine how quickly we need to perform updates. With this advisory, it was needed pretty much immediately, so we started to update Drupal core for our clients and pushed to test environments. Our QA team performed regression testing related to the update. Once QA approved each update for each client, we worked with folks to approve the updates and release them to the live environments. 

The important points are to line everyone and everything up in advance, have the talent in-house who can work on clients of all shapes and sizes and needs, and then to work as a team to resolve the issue on every client site as quickly as possible. 

“Were there any sites that were trickier to update? Why?”

Shrop: Clients that were on older versions of Drupal Core, who had delayed upgrading, were harder to update. Every site was updated within a short time, regardless, but even though they started at the same time, those clients did not finish first, because there was more development and testing needed on each site.

Flynn: What was different about the process to update those sites? 

Shrop: If a client wasn’t on version 8.5.x, the lead technologist on the project had to work on an alternative update to secure the site or application, since there wasn’t a security update released for it. Figuring out an alternative process on the fly always introduces risk. It’s part of the value that we bring, that we have team members that have the expertise to evaluate that sort of thing. For example, we had one new client that was on an older version of Drupal 8 core. So one of our Senior Drupal Developers, Ryan Gibson, had to go in and determine what to do. He ended up updating Symfony itself to mitigate the risk. 

Flynn: I’m guessing that we are going to recommend to that client that we update Drupal core for them very soon?

Shrop: Yes. The big takeaway is you’re lowering your risk of problems by staying on the most recent, up-to-date minor version of Drupal 8. Version 8.5.x is current and stable right now, so you should be on that.

Flynn: Why would a client not update?

Shrop: There are always dynamics. I hear lots of good excuses, and I’m not exaggerating, they are good, real reasons! The client is busy, the client has multiple workstreams, it’s hard - but it is getting to a point where I want to recommend even more strongly to clients that it is more expensive to not upgrade. It is going to cost them more when there is an update because we have these additional evaluation and update tasks. The whole point of Drupal 8’s release cycle is to spread the maintenance cost over years rather than getting hit all at once. 

Flynn: And it introduces greater risk. A security breach is an order of magnitude more expensive than extra mitigation steps.

Shrop: Definitely.

“When is the next version of Drupal Core coming out?”

Shrop: Version 8.6.0 will be released in September. Our teams are already starting to test the early versions of this release on some of our projects. If a security update comes out in September, we want all of our clients to be prepared by being on the currently supported version of Drupal core. That way, they will receive security updates.

Flynn: One of the nice things about the Drupal development community is that they provide the betas of the next version of Drupal core so you can get ahead of the next release, right?

Shrop: Yes. When the community starts releasing betas or release candidates, especially release candidates, you want to start testing ahead of time. If you have a Drupal site, you can get your developers to test. If you find a problem, it may not be with your site, it might be an issue with Drupal core and this is a great opportunity to contribute your findings back to and help the greater community. There might be a security release weeks after a version comes out and you want to be prepared to implement it.

Flynn: It goes back to risk mitigation.

Shrop: If you are on, say, an 8.2 site right now, you’re on the higher risk side, unfortunately. We advise our clients that it is in their best interest to be on the current, stable version. It costs our clients more in the long run if they don’t update on a steady basis.

Flynn: So if you’re on an older version of Drupal Core, you might not get an easy-to-implement security update when a vulnerability is discovered?

Shrop: The quotes from the Drupal Security team I really want to emphasize are, “Previous minor releases will become unsupported when a new minor release is published,” and, “Any additional security updates for officially unsupported branches are at the sole discretion of the security team.” This is important to understand. For the SA Core 2018-002 fix earlier this year they provided release updates for older versions of Drupal… but they didn’t have to. In the case of the fix last week, they did not.

“What was the best gif exchange of the Drupal core security update process?”

Flynn: I nominate this one, from mid-afternoon:

Slack Gif Example

Shrop: Definitely! 

“What story didn’t we tell yet?”

Shrop: I think we covered most of it. The last thing I’d put out there is for the technical folks reading this. You need to read the security advisories, join Drupal Slack, read what Acquia, Pantheon, and others are saying about each announcement. Then, you take all of that in and make your assessment of what actions you are going to recommend your organization take. This should lead your organization to a documented security plan that you follow. But, you know… 

Flynn: “Update all the things”?

Shrop: Exactly!

Other Resources
7 Ways to Evaluate the Security and Stability of Drupal Contrib Modules | Mediacurrent Pantheon Guest Blog 
Security by Design: An Introduction to Drupal Security | Mediacurrent Webinar

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Malicious users can intercept or monitor plaintext data transmitting across unencrypted networks, jeopardising the confidentiality of sensitive data in Drupal applications. This tutorial will show you how to mitigate this type of attack by encrypting your database queries in transit.

by Nick Santamaria /

With attackers and data breaches becoming more sophisticated every day, it is imperative that we take as many steps as practical to protect sensitive data in our Drupal apps. PreviousNext use Amazon RDS for our MariaDB and MySQL database instances. RDS supports SSL encryption for data in transit, and it is extremely simple to configure your Drupal app to connect in this manner.

1. RDS PEM Bundle

The first step is ensuring your Drupal application has access to the RDS public certificate chain to initiate the handshake. How you achieve this will depend on your particular deployment methodology - we have opted to bake these certificates into our standard container images. Below are the lines we've added to our PHP Dockerfile.

# Add Amazon RDS TLS public certificate.
ADD  /etc/ssl/certs/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem
RUN chmod 755 /etc/ssl/certs/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem

If you use a configuration management tool like ansible or puppet, the same principal applies - download that .pem file to a known location on the app server.

If you have limited control of your hosting environment, you can also commit this file to your codebase and have it deployed alongside your application.

2. Drupal Database Configuration

Next you need to configure Drupal to use this certificate chain if it is available. The PDO extension makes light work of this. This snippet is compatible with Drupal 7 and 8.

$rds_cert_path = "/etc/ssl/certs/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem";
if (is_readable($rds_cert_path)) {
  $databases['default']['default']['pdo'][PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_SSL_CA] = $rds_cert_path;

3. Confirmation

The hard work is done, you'll now want to confirm that the connections are actually encrypted.

Use drush to smoke check the PDO options are being picked up correctly. Running drush sql-connect should give you a new flag: --ssl-ca.

$ drush sql-connect

mysql ... --ssl-ca=/etc/ssl/certs/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem

If that looks OK, you can take it a step further and sniff the TCP connection between Drupal and the RDS server.

This requires root access to your server, and the tcpflow package installed - this tool will stream the data being transmitted over port 3306. You are wanting to see illegible garbled data - definitely not content that looks like a SQL queries or responses!

Run this command, and click around your site while logged in (to ensure minimal cache hits).

$ tcpflow -i any -C -g port 3306

This is the type of output which indicates the connection is encrypted.

tcpflow: listening on any

"|{mOXU{7-rd 0E
L*HhsM5%7dXh6w`;B;;|kHTt[_'CDm:PJbs$`/fTv'M .p2JP' Ok&erw
W")wLLi1%l5#lDV85nj>R~7Nj%*\I!zFt?w$u >;5~#)/tJbzwS~3$0u'/hK /99.X?F{2DNrpdHw{Yf!fLv
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          Slavia bojuje s týmem bratra místopředsedy UEFA, jenž vyhrožoval Česku normalizační správou      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Liga mistrů > Takovou atmosféru jsem v Česku na fotbale už dlouho nezažil. Přestože úvodní zápas 3. předkola Ligy mistrů Slavia – Dynamo Kyjev skončil pro Pražany z hlediska úterní odvety na Ukrajině nepříliš optimistickým výsledkem 1:1, lidé dávali najevo své nadšení. Radovali se i z toho, že Hušbauer z penalty v poslední minutě nastavení alespoň vyrovnal. Přiznám se, že jsem měl obavy i z vývoje zápasu. Jednak Dynamo Kyjev hrálo v posledních letech vždy v základní skupině LM či EL, v nové sezoně ještě nepohrálo (dokonce do úterka nedostalo ani gól a dvakrát porazilo silný Šachťar Doněck). A jednak tento klub se slavnou minulostí vlastní už od roku 2002 Igor Surkis, což je o devět let mladší bratr Grigorije Surkise.
          Piso en Alquiler en Huelva Capital. Pisos Huelva Capital      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
2 habitaciones 2 baños 80 m² 6 EUR/m² aire acondicionado cocina equipada cocina amueblado
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          Piso en Alquiler en El Campello. Pisos El Campello      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
3 habitaciones 2 baños 110 m² 5 EUR/m² cocina amueblado balcón
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          Event: LA Plays Itself: Visualizing Urban Design for the 2028 Olympics & Paralympics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Event Date: Aug 29, 2018; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US

The 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will stretch across a huge geographic area—Long Beach to Encino, Inglewood to North Hollywood, Malibu to San Dimas—bringing over a million spectators, athletes, and volunteers to thousands of communities in between. Developing a coherent visual identity for this multi-sport event will require expansive thinking by designers who can anticipate broad applications and interventions. It is also an opportunity for many voices and visions of LA to be reflected in the temporal streetscapes of the Olympics and be an outward-focused celebration of diverse creative visions. This panel will explore previous examples of visual identity design for the Olympics, how LA 2028 might be different, how designers and artists could be enlisted for citywide supergraphic interventions—like bus wraps, painted sidewalks, building facades, temporary structures—and how local community groups could create their own installations and streetscapes to make LA’s hundreds of neighborhoods feel like they’re part of the action, as well as, to show the world the amazing diversity of LA’s neighboring communities.

Check out Curbed’s series what LA can learn from the 1984 Games.

Speakers Include:

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          La moglie del presidente siriano Assad ha un tumore al seno      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Un cancro al seno allo stato iniziale è stato diagnosticato ad Asma al Assad, la moglie del presidente siriano Bashar al Assad. Lo rende noto un comunicato della presidenza citato dall'agenzia governativa Sana.

L'agenzia pubblica una fotografia di Asma in un ospedale militare di Damasco mentre, seduta su una poltrona con il marito accanto, si sottopone ad una terapia anti-tumorale attraverso una flebo al braccio. I due si guardano e sorridono.

"Con forza, fiducia e coraggio la signora Asma al Assad ha comiciato la prima fase del trattamento per un tumore maligno al seno che è stato scoperto nella fase iniziale", si legge sulla pagina Facebook della presidenza siriana.

Asma al Assad, nata e cresciuta a Londra e in possesso anche di cittadinanza britannica, è sposata con il presidente siriano da 18 anni.

          Finanzmarktrafrecht als Selbstzweck      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wer der FINMA falsche Auskünfte erteilt, wird nach Art. 45 FINMAG bestraft. Die Höchststrafe bei vorsätzlicher Begehung liegt bei drei Jahren (bei fahrlässige Begehung: Busse bis CHF 250,000.00). Das Delikt soll als abstraktes Gefährdungsdelikt die ungestörte Aufsichtstätigkeit der FINMA schützen. In Anwendung dieser Strafnorm ist kürzlich ein ehemaliger Bankdirektor zu einer Geldstrafe von 150 Tagessätzen […]

Der Beitrag Finanzmarktrafrecht als Selbstzweck erschien zuerst auf

          "Brad Pitt non versa gli alimenti ai figli da oltre un anno e mezzo"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Angelina Jolie sempre più agguerrita contro Brad Pitt nella battaglia legale per il divorzio e nella disputa per la custodia dei figli. L'attrice è ricorsa al tribunale sostenendo che, fin dalla separazione annunciata nel settembre 2016, l'ex marito non stia versando un "mantenimento congruo" per i figli.

Nbc News ha pubblicato la richiesta formale inviata dai legali della diva ai giudici: il volere della Jolie sarebbe quello di ottenere quantomeno un ordine formale sulla cifra che dovrebbe percepire, in modo da accelerare altresì le pratiche relative il divorzio.

"Pitt è tenuto a pagare il mantenimento. Ad oggi, non ha effettuato pagamenti congrui mirati al sostegno economico dei propri figli. Si ravvisa ciò visto che gli accordi informali riguardo il pagamento delle spese relative ai bambini non sono stati regolarmente mantenuti per oltre un anno e mezzo". Per questo motivo, l'attrice avrebbe chiesto alla corte di prendere un provvedimento che abbia valenza retroattiva, in modo che l'ex marito si trovi costretto a versare anche gli arretrati. Questo è quanto si apprende dalla richiesta inoltrata dall'avvocato di Angelina, Samantha Bley DeJean, alla Los Angeles Superior Court.

Dall'altro lato, c'è chi difende Brad Pitt, scagionandolo dalle accuse. Secondo quanto riportato da Tmz, l'attore avrebbe versato all'ex moglie milioni e milioni di dollari in questi ultimi anni. "Si tratta di cifre molto più consistenti di quelle che qualsiasi giudice avrebbe potuto stabilire", dicono fonti vicine a Pitt.

          Le confessioni del premier di mezzo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Il personale è politico. Ma qui non si tratta del vecchio slogan di origine sessantottina ma di quelle che potrebbero intitolarsi "Le confessioni del Conte privato". Nel giorno del suo compleanno il presidente del Consiglio ha voluto mescolare vita personale e vita pubblica raccontando qualche aneddoto e come è cambiata la esistenza ora che è a Palazzo Chigi: "Non riesco ad entrare nell'ottica della vita di un premier. Insomma, nell'ottica di una vita normale. Sono ancora in fase di assestamento. Sempre a lavoro, vivo qui dentro".

La location è la sala adiacente a quella maestosa degli Arazzi. L'occasione è la conferenza stampa prima della pausa estiva, Conte non si sottrae ad alcuna domanda politica o tecnica che sia e va avanti senza limiti di tempo. Al termine il portavoce del presidente prende il microfono per invitare tutti al buffet: "Il premier ha il piacere di fare un brindisi con voi". E poi aggiunge: "Pagato di tasca sua".

Così, ci si sposta in un'altra sala. Tavolo grande, coperto da una tovaglia bianca. Un buffet sobrio e qualche bicchiere di vino. I cronisti cercano ancora risposte sulla legge di bilancio, che Conte fornisce ma poi conclude scherzando: "Rilassatevi, parliamo di altro". E quindi si inizia con le vacanze. "Mare o montagna?". Conte, che ne approfitta per vantare la sua arte di mediatore nel governo gialloverde, dice: "Collina". "Anche sulle vacanze riesce a mediare...", si lamentano i cronisti alla ricerca del luogo delle vacanze. E lui replica: "Vengo seguito ovunque. Non ho più privacy. Ora devo fare i conti con questa nuova vita, è difficile, alle volte mi spaventa". E poi aggiunge: "Diciamo che io sono nato in collina, non sono come quelli nati al mare che poi ne sentono l'attrazione irresistibile e stanno male se non ci tornano. Io non sono né carne né pesce. Ferragosto, in ogni caso, sarò a Volturara Appula, a casa".

Ma tornando alla privacy, ciò che più di ogni altra cosa gli ha cambiato la vita, Conte racconta che abita ormai nell'appartamento di palazzo Chigi: "Almeno per un po'. Mi hanno spiegato che è consigliabile per una questione di sicurezza. Dove abito io, tanto ormai lo sanno tutti, stavo al primo piano, in un palazzo con tanti bed and breakfast. Sarebbero stati affittati per anni... E poi stavo al primo piano. Per ragioni di sicurezza non è possibile. Da questo punto di vista meglio l'appartamento di Palazzo Chigi. Anche se, certo, farebbe piacere ogni tanto staccare del tutto".

"La mia giornata? Dormendo a palazzo Chigi risparmio anche molto tempo, mi sveglio e sono già in ufficio. Lavoro fino a tardi. Certe volte mi dimentico e provo a comportarmi come prima, penso di uscire e andare al bar, o in libreria. Ma vengo subito fermato, giustamente. Mi piaceva girare per le librerie. Ora compro dal catalogo online e mando qualcuno a ritirarli. Per ora va così".

Conte non ha ancora scelto quale libro leggerà quest'estate ma ai cronisti ricorda la sua passione per gli studi giuridici: "A dire il vero, da ragazzo amavo la matematica. Mi ha scritto anche la maestra di matematica, dicendomi che sono stato il suo miglior allievo... Al liceo, fino a marzo dell'ultimo anno mi vedevo a studiare ingegneria al Politecnico di Torino. A fine anno ero iscritto a giurisprudenza. E fino ai 35-36 anni ho sempre letto molto fuori dal diritto. Poi hanno prevalso gli studi giuridici. Lo spartiacque è quando ti chiedi rispetto a una cosa: ma come si fa? Ecco, il diritto ti aiuta ad essere autonomo, a non dipendere da altri".

Quindi ancora la sfera politica e quella privata e come si intrecciano questi due aspetti con il carattere: "Con Salvini e Di Maio mi sono mai arrabbiato? "Mai. La mia è un'attitudine personale, qualche volta mi irrito ma mi passa. Mi comporto con i politici nello stesso modo con cui mi rivolgo ai funzionari pubblici, agli impiegati, ad esempio alla posta... Non alzo mai la voce. Sono molto pratico, pragmatico anche nell'inquietudine, piuttosto che mettermi a urlare chiedo perché lo fanno gli altri". Ma ai giornalisti, ha qualcosa da consigliare? "Non smettete di fare opposizione, se non fate opposizione voi va in malora tutto. Io sono per la libertà di stampa". Sul finire del brindisi ecco che il portavoce "richiama" il premier: "Adesso andiamo, c'è il ministro Tria che ti aspetta". E si torna alla vita pubblica.

          "L’unica disabile per cui non provo rispetto": i no-vax attaccano Bebe Vio      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I no-vax tornano all'attacco e questa volta nel loro mirino finisce una paladina della campagna pro-vaccini: Bebe Vio. La campionessa paralimpica, infatti, è tornata al centro dell'attenzione dopo che su Facebook ha ripreso a circolare una copertina di Rolling Stone risalente al 2017, che corredava di un'intervista in cui la giovane parlava della sua vita e della meningite che, colpendola in tenera età, l'ha privata di gambe e braccia.

Subito sono scattati i commenti degli utenti all'immagine, tra cui spiccano le accuse degli anti-vaccinisti che rimproverano alla sportiva di sfruttare il suo handicap per avere visibilità mediatica. Tra i vari, leggiamo: "L'unica disabile per cui non provo minimamente rispetto" o più articolati "Gente che per un po' di potere e lauti compensi si vende l'anima e la dignità. Chi viene utilizzato da queste campagne persuasive in genere appare come vittima o comunque è una persona apparentemente insospettabile e immacolata. Si tratta di precise strategie psicologiche volte a influenzare subdolamente il pensiero della massa. Quindi facciamo attenzione tanto ai lupi quanto alle pecore che consapevoli o manipolate, non ci è dato sapere, si insinuano nella nostra mente per propinarci verità distorte e strumentali".

Alle accuse fatte a Bebe risponde Ruggero Vio, padre della campionessa. Come riporta Il Gazzettino, l'uomo ha dichiarato: "Sono pubblicità vecchie. Bebe quello che doveva fare l'ha fatto. Ora sulla faccenda dei vaccini non intende entrare più".

          Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation Reacts To Travel Ban Order      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation have largely been supportive of President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel of certain foreign nationals to the United States. Under the order, citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen would not be allowed to enter the United States for 90 days. Over the weekend, permanent resident visa holders were detained at airports, which led to protests across the country. The White House later said permanent resident visa holders are from those 7 countries will be allowed. The order also places a 120 day freeze on the admission of refugees, and an indefinite halt on resettling Syrian refugees in the United States. Congressman Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, says he supports the executive order. Russell is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who saw combat in Iraq. He wants to make sure exemptions will be available for military interpreters, informers, and ousted political allies in the seven countries.
          Mali:A Repeat Duel for the Presidency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Deutsche Welle] As in 2013, veteran politicians Boubacar Keita and Soumaila Cisse will contest the second round of presidential elections in Mali. Both represent the old political class. What differences are there between them?
          Qual o cenário dos seus sonhos? Santa Monica      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

 A Califórnia se mantém como um destino imperdível para viajantes apaixonados por esportes e bem estar. O clima suave e o ambiente descontraído, com foco na qualidade de vida, garantem diversão o ano inteiro. Localizada a oeste de Los Angeles, estrategicamente entre Venice Beach e Malibu, Santa Monica pode ser considerada a cidade de praia […]

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          ศาลสั่งจำคุกรวม 12 เดือนและสั่งให้ออกจากที่ดิน คดีทวงคืนผืนป่าชาวบ้านชัยภูมิ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ศาลชัยภูมิอ่านคำพิพากษานิตยา ม่วงกลาง เครือข่ายปฏิรูปที่ดินภาคอีสาน ข้อหาบุกรุกป่า พิพากษาจำคุกรวม 12 เดือนปรับ 1.4 แสนบาท และสั่งให้ออกจากที่ดินซึ่งปลูกมันสำปะหลัง โดยที่ผ่านมาอุทยานแห่งชาติไทรทองฟ้องชาวบ้านรวม 19 คดี ศาลพิพากษาแล้ว 4 คดี 

นิตยา ม่วงกลาง สมาชิกเครือข่ายปฏิรูปที่ดินภาคอีสาน (แฟ้มภาพ)

8 ส.ค. 2561 เวลา 9.00 น. วันนี้ ศาลจังหวัดชัยภูมิอ่านคำพิพากษานิตยา ม่วงกลาง สมาชิกเครือข่ายปฎิรูปที่ดินภาคอีสาน (คปอ.) ในข้อหาบุกรุกป่ารวม 2 คดี โดยคดีที่ 1 ห้องพิจารณาคดีที่ 1 ศาลพิพากษาจำคุก 8 เดือน ให้ชดใช้ค่าเสียหายเป็นเงินจำนวน 100,000 บาท และคดีที่ 2 ที่ห้องพิจาณาคดีที่ 2 ศาลพิพากษาจำคุก 4 เดือน ให้ชดใช้ค่าเสียหายเป็นเงินจำนวน 40,000 บาท นอกจากนี้ศาลมีคำสั่งให้ออกจากที่ดินทำกินทั้ง 2 คดี

ตามรายงานของสำนักข่าวปฏิรูปที่ดินภาคอีสาน ภายหลังกระบวนการอ่านคำพิพากษาเสร็จสิ้นเจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจประจำศาลคุมตัวจำเลยไปยังห้องคุมขัง โดยขณะนี้อยู่ระหว่างการยื่นขอประกันตัว โดยใช้หลักทรัพย์กองทุนยุติธรรมจังหวัดชัยภูมิ ตามที่ทนายความจำเลยได้ทำการยื่นคำร้องขอหลักทรัพย์การประกันตัวไปก่อนหน้านี้แล้ว

สำหรับนิตยา ซึ่งเป็นชาวบ้านซับหวาย ต.วังตะเฆ่ อ.หนองบัวระเหว จ.ชัยภูมิ และในฐานะที่เป็นแกนนำหญิงผู้ลุกขึ้นมาต่อสู้ในเรื่องสิทธิที่ดินทำกิน ทำให้เธอถูกฟ้องคดีเป็นคนแรก ต่อมาทั้งแม่และน้องสาวเธออีก 2 คน ก็ถูกฟ้องคดี รวมทั้งเพื่อนบ้านเธอรวมทั้งหมด 14 ราย 19 คดี โดยเพื่อนบ้านของนิตยา ถูกศาลพิพากษาแล้วจำนวน 3 ราย ดังนี้ 

วันที่ 17 ก.ค. 61 ศาลพิพากษาจำคุกสีนวล พาสังข์ 5 เดือน 10 วัน ให้ชดใช้ค่าเสียหายเป็นเงินจำนวน 150,000 บาท

วันที่ 25 ก.ค. 61 ศาลพิพากษาจำคุกปัทมา โกเม็ด 8 เดือน ให้ชดใช้ค่าเสียหายเป็นเงินจำนวน 250,000 บาท

วันที่ 26 ก.ค. 61 ศาลพิพากษาจำคุกสมพิตร แท่นนอก 10 เดือน ให้ชดใช้ค่าเสียหายเป็นเงินจำนวน 100,000 บาท

ทั้ง 3 ราย ศาลพิพากษาให้ออกจากที่ดินทำกิน โดยทั้ง 3 ราย ได้รับการประกันตัวตามที่ทนายความจำเลยได้ยื่นคำร้องขอความช่วยเหลือจากกองทุนยุติธรรมจังหวัดชัยภูมิไปแล้ว

สำหรับข้อกล่าวหาต่อนิตยานั้น หลังจากที่นิตยากลับมาช่วยแม่และน้องสาวทำไร่มันสำปะหลังในที่ดินที่ผู้เป็นแม่มอบให้ทำกินคนละ 10 ไร่นั้น ต่อมาวันที่ 10 เม.ย. 2558 ช่วงที่เธอกับน้องสาวอีก 2 คนไม่อยู่ เจ้าหน้าที่ป่าไม้อุทยานแห่งชาติไทรทองจำนวน 25 คน เข้ามาหาแม่ของเธอ พร้อมบอกว่าครอบครัวทำผิดกฎหมายบุกรุกพื้นที่ป่า โดยให้ลงนามยินยอมคืนพื้นที่ตามนโยบายทวงคืนผืนป่าของ คสช.

เจ้าหน้าที่บอกให้แม่ของนิตยาลงนามแทนให้เธอและน้องสาวด้วย แม้ว่าแม่ของนิตยาขอให้รอเจ้าตัวมาลงนามเอง แต่ได้รับการปฎิเสธ พร้อมกับข่มขู่ว่าหากไม่ลงนามจะถูกจับกุม ดำเนินคดี และจะไม่ให้เก็บเกี่ยวมันสำปะหลัง แม่ของนิตยาจึงยอมลงนาม

ต่อมาเมื่อนิตยาได้ทราบเรื่องราว จึงได้หันมาต่อสู้เรียกร้องความเป็นธรรมในสิทธิที่ดินทำกิน ด้วยเกรงว่าในอนาคตของครอบครัวรวมทั้งเพื่อนบ้านจะไม่มีที่ดินทำกิน เหตุเพราะเพื่อนบ้านของเธอก็ถูกข่มขู่ให้ยินยอมลงนามเอกสารหลายราย ในลักษณะเดียวกัน

ทั้งนี้นิตยาได้เข้าร่วมเป็นสมาชิกเครือข่ายปฎิรูปที่ดินภาคอีสาน (คปอ.) โดยเริ่มเคลื่อนไหวเมื่อ 8 มี.ค. 2559 ร่วมกับ ร่วมกับเครือข่ายภาคประชาชนทั่วประเทศในนามขบวนการประชาชนเพื่อสังคมที่เป็นธรรม (พีมูฟ) เพื่อยื่นหนังสือชี้แจงข้อเท็จจริงต่อสำนักงานสำนักปลัดนายกรัฐมนตรีและร่วมเจรจาหาแนวทางแก้ไขปัญหาทางนโยบายกับหน่วยงานที่เกี่ยวข้อง

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Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile
50 years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried.”

Jonathan Watts
Tue 7 Aug 2018 07.21 BST First published on Mon 6 Aug 2018 20.00 BST

Polar bears on sea ice: the loss of the Greenland ice sheet could disrupt the Gulf Stream, which would in turn raise sea levels and accelerate Antarctic ice loss. Photograph: Paul Goldstein/Cover Images
A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingly futile, a group of leading climate scientists has warned.

This grim prospect is sketched out in a journal paper that considers the combined consequences of 10 climate change processes, including the release of methane trapped in Siberian permafrost and the impact of melting ice in Greenland on the Antarctic.

The authors of the essay, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stress their analysis is not conclusive, but warn the Paris commitment to keep warming at 2C above pre-industrial levels may not be enough to “park” the planet’s climate at a stable temperature.

They warn that the hothouse trajectory “would almost certainly flood deltaic environments, increase the risk of damage from coastal storms, and eliminate coral reefs (and all of the benefits that they provide for societies) by the end of this century or earlier.”

 Fifty years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried
Johan Rockström, executive ​director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

“I do hope we are wrong, but as scientists we have a responsibility to explore whether this is real,” said Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. “We need to know now. It’s so urgent. This is one of the most existential questions in science.”

Rockström and his co-authors are among the world’s leading authorities on positive feedback loops, by which warming temperatures release new sources of greenhouse gases or destroy the Earth’s ability to absorb carbon or reflect heat.

Their new paper asks whether the planet’s temperature can stabilise at 2C or whether it will gravitate towards a more extreme state. The authors attempt to assess whether warming can be halted or whether it will tip towards a “hothouse” world that is 4C warmer than pre-industrial times and far less supportive of human life.

Katherine Richardson from the University of Copenhagen, one of the authors, said the paper showed that climate action was not just a case of turning the knob on emissions, but of understanding how various factors interact at a global level.

“We note that the Earth has never in its history had a quasi-stable state that is around 2C warmer than the preindustrial and suggest that there is substantial risk that the system, itself, will ‘want’ to continue warming because of all of these other processes – even if we stop emissions,” she said. “This implies not only reducing emissions but much more.”

New feedback loops are still being discovered. A separate paper published in PNAS reveals that increased rainfall – a symptom of climate change in some regions - is making it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases such as methane.

Previous studies have shown that weakening carbon sinks will add 0.25C, forest dieback will add 0.11C, permafrost thaw will add 0.9C and increased bacterial respiration will add 0.02C. The authors of the new paper also look at the loss of methane hydrates from the ocean floor and the reduction of snow and ice cover at the poles.

Rockström says there are huge gaps in data and knowledge about how one process might amplify another. Contrary to the Gaia theory, which suggests the Earth has a self-righting tendency, he says the feedbacks could push the planet to a more extreme state.

As an example, the authors say the loss of Greenland ice could disrupt the Gulf Stream ocean current, which would raise sea levels and accumulate heat in the Southern Ocean, which would in turn accelerate ice loss from the east Antarctic. Concerns about this possibility were heightened earlier this year by reports that the Gulf Stream was at its weakest level in 1,600 years.

Currently, global average temperatures are just over 1C above pre-industrial levels and rising at 0.17C per decade. The Paris climate agreement set actions to keep warming limited to 1.5C-2C by the end of the century, but the authors warn more drastic action may be necessary.

“The heatwave we now have in Europe is not something that was expected with just 1C of warming,” Rockström said. “Several positive feedback loops are already in operation, but they are still weak. We need studies to show when they might cause a runaway effect.

Another climate scientist – who was not involved in the paper – emphasised the document aimed to raise questions rather than prove a theory. “It’s rather selective, but not outlandish,” said Prof Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute. “Threshold and tipping points have been discussed previously, but to state that 2C is a threshold we can’t pull back from is new, I think. I’m not sure what ‘evidence’ there is for this – or indeed whether there can be until we experience it.”

Rockström said the question needed asking. “We could end up delivering the Paris agreement and keep to 2C of warming, but then face an ugly surprise if the system starts to slip away,” he said. “We don’t say this will definitely happen. We just list all the disruptive events and come up with plausible occurrences … 50 years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried.”

“In the context of the summer of 2018, this is definitely not a case of crying wolf, raising a false alarm: the wolves are now in sight,” said Dr Phil Williamson, a climate researcher at the University of East Anglia. “The authors argue that we need to be much more proactive in that regard, not just ending greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly as possible, but also building resilience in the context of complex Earth system processes that we might not fully understand until it is too late.”


Corremos o risco de “parar todas as fábricas” e a Terra “continuar a aquecer”

Ainda vamos a tempo de travar o aquecimento global? Ou teremos de nos adaptar a um planeta cada vez mais quente? Um estudo mostra por que estamos muito perto de ultrapassar um ponto de não retorno.

 Nicolau Ferreira
NICOLAU FERREIRA 7 de Agosto de 2018, 7:00

Desde 1980, a temperatura média da Terra subiu cerca de um grau Celsius por causa do aumento da concentração de dióxido de carbono (CO2) na atmosfera, lançado na queima de combustíveis fósseis. O Acordo de Paris de 2015 foi a mais recente tentativa de travar esta escalada. Os países que ratificarem o acordo comprometem-se a reduzir as emissões de CO2 a partir de 2020 para que o aquecimento global não atinja os dois graus e, preferencialmente, se mantenha abaixo dos 1,5 graus.

A esperança é que assim se impeça os piores cenários, em que a temperatura média suba cinco ou seis graus e a Terra se torne uma verdadeira estufa, com desertos e savanas em vez de florestas, fenómenos meteorológicos extremos, e um nível médio do nível do mar que faria desaparecer muitas regiões costeiras, incluindo a zona ribeirinha de Lisboa. Mas há um risco de que os dois graus já não cheguem para evitar esse cenário catastrófico, revela um estudo publicado esta segunda-feira na revista científica PNAS.

Esse risco está ligado à complexidade de vários sistemas terrestres que se influenciam entre si e têm impacto nas alterações climáticas como as calotas polares, as correntes oceânicas, o solo gelado das regiões boreais (permafrost), as florestas e a respiração das bactérias. Para já, estes sistemas ajudam a travar o aquecimento global, mas o aumento da temperatura da Terra acabará por inverter essa função.

“O nosso artigo é a primeira tentativa de resumir o risco dos sistemas da Terra ultrapassarem um ponto de não retorno”, explica ao PÚBLICO Johan Rockström, director-executivo do Centro de Resiliência de Estocolmo e um dos vários autores do artigo, que é assinado também por Will Steffen, que pertence ao mesmo centro e à Universidade Nacional Australiana e Katherine Richardson, do Centro de Ciência Sustentável da Universidade de Copenhaga. “Ou seja, mostra o risco de perdermos a resiliência da Terra, e de ela passar de um mitigador do aquecimento global, como acontece actualmente, para um agente activo do aquecimento global. Há cada vez mais dados científicos que mostram que se atingirmos um aumento de dois graus da temperatura média da Terra podemos ter atravessado esse ponto de não retorno. Mais cedo do que tínhamos pensado.”

O CO2 tem a capacidade de absorver a energia irradiada da superfície terrestre, que por sua vez recebe o calor do Sol. Quanto mais CO2 existe na atmosfera, mais calor é retido, provocando o efeito de estufa. Há outros gases que também retêm calor, como o metano, mas a quantidade de CO2 que existe e que é emitido para a atmosfera, e o tempo de vida de cada molécula de CO2 no ar, faz deste o mais importante gás neste processo.

Desde a década de 1980, quando a expressão “efeito de estufa” ficou conhecida, que os líderes dos países têm vindo a adiar uma política efectiva para travar a nível mundial as emissões de CO2. O resultado não poderia ter sido outro: entre o final daquela década e 2018, a concentração do CO2 na atmosfera subiu de 350 para mais de 400 partes por milhão (ppm).

Poderia pensar-se que, parando já as emissões de CO2, o aumento da temperatura seria travado. Mas o artigo desconstrói esta ideia explicando que a realidade é mais complexa. O aumento da temperatura tem consequências, uma das mais imediatas é o derretimento do gelo no Pólo Norte. Esse derretimento faz com que haja mais luz a atingir o oceano, aquecendo ainda mais aquela região do globo. Por outro lado, este processo pode fazer desacelerar a corrente oceânica do Atlântico que leva a água aquecida nos trópicos para o Norte. E estima-se que esta desaceleração da corrente tenha impacto até na Antárctica, já que se armazenaria aí mais água quente, o que iria acelerar o derretimento do seu gelo.

Aquele é apenas um exemplo das ligações que os processos têm entre si e do encadeamento dos fenómenos. O problema é que a partir de uma certa temperatura, um dado processo deixa de ser reversível. Hoje, é possível que já não se consiga impedir o desaparecimento do gelo da Gronelândia, que, uma vez derretido, aumentará o nível médio do mar em sete metros de altura.

No artigo, os autores definiram quando um processo deixa de ser reversível de acordo com o aumento de temperatura. Tal como o derretimento da Gronelândia, estima-se que o branqueamento dos corais dos trópicos e o derretimento do gelo da região Oeste da Antárctica sejam irreversíveis se a temperatura aumentar entre um e três graus. Já o desaparecimento da floresta amazónica poderá acontecer quando a temperatura subir entre três e cinco graus. Acima dos cinco graus, os solos gelados do Norte da Europa e da América do Norte vão derreter-se e todo o material biológico conservado vai apodrecer, libertando toneladas de CO2 e metano.

O grande receio é que, mesmo que se consiga travar as emissões nos dois graus, alguns daqueles fenómenos já não sejam reversíveis e façam aumentar a temperatura, desencadeando um efeito dominó. A única forma de tentar impedir isso é “descarbonizar imediatamente o sistema mundial de energia, e alcançarmos um mundo livre de combustíveis fósseis o mais tardar em 2040-2050”, diz-nos Johan Rockström.

Se falharmos, a humanidade será testemunha de um processo de séculos que tornará a Terra numa estufa. “Iríamos com certeza tentar adaptar-nos à viagem da Terra a transformar-se numa estufa, mas seria provavelmente um mundo muito diferente – sem pessoas a viver nos trópicos, com uma concentração de pessoas no Árctico e na Antárctica, com formas completamente diferentes de gerar alimento, com escassez de água e uma normalização dos fenómenos extremos”, resume o cientista.

 “Acho muito difícil conseguirmos limitar [os efeitos do aquecimento global], é preciso uma descarbonização da sociedade que não vejo acontecer nas próximas duas décadas”, diz, por sua vez, o climatologista Ricardo Trigo, investigador na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, que não fez parte do artigo, mas que o elogia: “Está muito bem esgalhado, sumariza uma data de informação que já se conhecia mas que não estava arrumada de uma forma tão explícita.”

O cientista português diz estar mais pessimista com a situação da Terra hoje do que no passado e acredita que o calor intenso dos últimos dias é mais um sintoma das alterações climáticas, tal como se comprovou com a onda de calor de Junho de 2017, responsável pelo incêndio de Pedrógão Grande. “Foi a onda de calor mais intensa em Junho no Sul da Europa”, lembra, adiantando que o preocupante é ver que os efeitos das alterações climáticas surgiram muito mais cedo do que se esperava. E resume o teor do artigo da PNAS numa frase: “Podemos parar todas as fábricas e isto continuar a aquecer.”

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The Uninhabitable Earth
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

By David Wallace-Wells

In the jungles of Costa Rica, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out. Fossils by Heartless Machine
July 9, 2017

I. ‘Doomsday’
Peering beyond scientific reticence.

It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough.

Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.

Even when we train our eyes on climate change, we are unable to comprehend its scope. This past winter, a string of days 60 and 70 degrees warmer than normal baked the North Pole, melting the permafrost that encased Norway’s Svalbard seed vault — a global food bank nicknamed “Doomsday,” designed to ensure that our agriculture survives any catastrophe, and which appeared to have been flooded by climate change less than ten years after being built.

The Doomsday vault is fine, for now: The structure has been secured and the seeds are safe. But treating the episode as a parable of impending flooding missed the more important news. Until recently, permafrost was not a major concern of climate scientists, because, as the name suggests, it was soil that stayed permanently frozen. But Arctic permafrost contains 1.8 trillion tons of carbon, more than twice as much as is currently suspended in the Earth’s atmosphere. When it thaws and is released, that carbon may evaporate as methane, which is 34 times as powerful a greenhouse-gas warming blanket as carbon dioxide when judged on the timescale of a century; when judged on the timescale of two decades, it is 86 times as powerful. In other words, we have, trapped in Arctic permafrost, twice as much carbon as is currently wrecking the atmosphere of the planet, all of it scheduled to be released at a date that keeps getting moved up, partially in the form of a gas that multiplies its warming power 86 times over.

Maybe you know that already — there are alarming stories in the news every day, like those, last month, that seemed to suggest satellite data showed the globe warming since 1998 more than twice as fast as scientists had thought (in fact, the underlying story was considerably less alarming than the headlines). Or the news from Antarctica this past May, when a crack in an ice shelf grew 11 miles in six days, then kept going; the break now has just three miles to go — by the time you read this, it may already have met the open water, where it will drop into the sea one of the biggest icebergs ever, a process known poetically as “calving.”

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But no matter how well-informed you are, you are surely not alarmed enough. Over the past decades, our culture has gone apocalyptic with zombie movies and Mad Max dystopias, perhaps the collective result of displaced climate anxiety, and yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination. The reasons for that are many: the timid language of scientific probabilities, which the climatologist James Hansen once called “scientific reticence” in a paper chastising scientists for editing their own observations so conscientiously that they failed to communicate how dire the threat really was; the fact that the country is dominated by a group of technocrats who believe any problem can be solved and an opposing culture that doesn’t even see warming as a problem worth addressing; the way that climate denialism has made scientists even more cautious in offering speculative warnings; the simple speed of change and, also, its slowness, such that we are only seeing effects now of warming from decades past; our uncertainty about uncertainty, which the climate writer Naomi Oreskes in particular has suggested stops us from preparing as though anything worse than a median outcome were even possible; the way we assume climate change will hit hardest elsewhere, not everywhere; the smallness (two degrees) and largeness (1.8 trillion tons) and abstractness (400 parts per million) of the numbers; the discomfort of considering a problem that is very difficult, if not impossible, to solve; the altogether incomprehensible scale of that problem, which amounts to the prospect of our own annihilation; simple fear. But aversion arising from fear is a form of denial, too.

In between scientific reticence and science fiction is science itself. This article is the result of dozens of interviews and exchanges with climatologists and researchers in related fields and reflects hundreds of scientific papers on the subject of climate change. What follows is not a series of predictions of what will happen — that will be determined in large part by the much-less-certain science of human response. Instead, it is a portrait of our best understanding of where the planet is heading absent aggressive action. It is unlikely that all of these warming scenarios will be fully realized, largely because the devastation along the way will shake our complacency. But those scenarios, and not the present climate, are the baseline. In fact, they are our schedule.

The present tense of climate change — the destruction we’ve already baked into our future — is horrifying enough. Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving; most of the scientists I spoke with assume we’ll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade. Two degrees of warming used to be considered the threshold of catastrophe: tens of millions of climate refugees unleashed upon an unprepared world. Now two degrees is our goal, per the Paris climate accords, and experts give us only slim odds of hitting it. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues serial reports, often called the “gold standard” of climate research; the most recent one projects us to hit four degrees of warming by the beginning of the next century, should we stay the present course. But that’s just a median projection. The upper end of the probability curve runs as high as eight degrees — and the authors still haven’t figured out how to deal with that permafrost melt. The IPCC reports also don’t fully account for the albedo effect (less ice means less reflected and more absorbed sunlight, hence more warming); more cloud cover (which traps heat); or the dieback of forests and other flora (which extract carbon from the atmosphere). Each of these promises to accelerate warming, and the history of the planet shows that temperature can shift as much as five degrees Celsius within thirteen years. The last time the planet was even four degrees warmer, Peter Brannen points out in The Ends of the World, his new history of the planet’s major extinction events, the oceans were hundreds of feet higher.*

The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions before the one we are living through now, each so complete a slate-wiping of the evolutionary record it functioned as a resetting of the planetary clock, and many climate scientists will tell you they are the best analog for the ecological future we are diving headlong into. Unless you are a teenager, you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster. The rate is accelerating. This is what Stephen Hawking had in mind when he said, this spring, that the species needs to colonize other planets in the next century to survive, and what drove Elon Musk, last month, to unveil his plans to build a Mars habitat in 40 to 100 years. These are nonspecialists, of course, and probably as inclined to irrational panic as you or I. But the many sober-minded scientists I interviewed over the past several months — the most credentialed and tenured in the field, few of them inclined to alarmism and many advisers to the IPCC who nevertheless criticize its conservatism — have quietly reached an apocalyptic conclusion, too: No plausible program of emissions reductions alone can prevent climate disaster.

Over the past few decades, the term “Anthropocene” has climbed out of academic discourse and into the popular imagination — a name given to the geologic era we live in now, and a way to signal that it is a new era, defined on the wall chart of deep history by human intervention. One problem with the term is that it implies a conquest of nature (and even echoes the biblical “dominion”). And however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have already ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. That is what Wallace Smith Broecker, the avuncular oceanographer who coined the term “global warming,” means when he calls the planet an “angry beast.” You could also go with “war machine.” Each day we arm it more.

II. Heat Death
The bahraining of New York.

In the sugar­cane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest as recently as two decades ago. Photo: Heartless Machine
Humans, like all mammals, are heat engines; surviving means having to continually cool off, like panting dogs. For that, the temperature needs to be low enough for the air to act as a kind of refrigerant, drawing heat off the skin so the engine can keep pumping. At seven degrees of warming, that would become impossible for large portions of the planet’s equatorial band, and especially the tropics, where humidity adds to the problem; in the jungles of Costa Rica, for instance, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out.

Climate-change skeptics point out that the planet has warmed and cooled many times before, but the climate window that has allowed for human life is very narrow, even by the standards of planetary history. At 11 or 12 degrees of warming, more than half the world’s population, as distributed today, would die of direct heat. Things almost certainly won’t get that hot this century, though models of unabated emissions do bring us that far eventually. This century, and especially in the tropics, the pain points will pinch much more quickly even than an increase of seven degrees. The key factor is something called wet-bulb temperature, which is a term of measurement as home-laboratory-kit as it sounds: the heat registered on a thermometer wrapped in a damp sock as it’s swung around in the air (since the moisture evaporates from a sock more quickly in dry air, this single number reflects both heat and humidity). At present, most regions reach a wet-bulb maximum of 26 or 27 degrees Celsius; the true red line for habitability is 35 degrees. What is called heat stress comes much sooner.

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Actually, we’re about there already. Since 1980, the planet has experienced a 50-fold increase in the number of places experiencing dangerous or extreme heat; a bigger increase is to come. The five warmest summers in Europe since 1500 have all occurred since 2002, and soon, the IPCC warns, simply being outdoors that time of year will be unhealthy for much of the globe. Even if we meet the Paris goals of two degrees warming, cities like Karachi and Kolkata will become close to uninhabitable, annually encountering deadly heat waves like those that crippled them in 2015. At four degrees, the deadly European heat wave of 2003, which killed as many as 2,000 people a day, will be a normal summer. At six, according to an assessment focused only on effects within the U.S. from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, summer labor of any kind would become impossible in the lower Mississippi Valley, and everybody in the country east of the Rockies would be under more heat stress than anyone, anywhere, in the world today. As Joseph Romm has put it in his authoritative primer Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, heat stress in New York City would exceed that of present-day Bahrain, one of the planet’s hottest spots, and the temperature in Bahrain “would induce hyperthermia in even sleeping humans.” The high-end IPCC estimate, remember, is two degrees warmer still. By the end of the century, the World Bank has estimated, the coolest months in tropical South America, Africa, and the Pacific are likely to be warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. Air-conditioning can help but will ultimately only add to the carbon problem; plus, the climate-controlled malls of the Arab emirates aside, it is not remotely plausible to wholesale air-condition all the hottest parts of the world, many of them also the poorest. And indeed, the crisis will be most dramatic across the Middle East and Persian Gulf, where in 2015 the heat index registered temperatures as high as 163 degrees Fahrenheit. As soon as several decades from now, the hajj will become physically impossible for the 2 million Muslims who make the pilgrimage each year.

It is not just the hajj, and it is not just Mecca; heat is already killing us. In the sugarcane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, including over a quarter of the men, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest as recently as two decades ago. With dialysis, which is expensive, those with kidney failure can expect to live five years; without it, life expectancy is in the weeks. Of course, heat stress promises to pummel us in places other than our kidneys, too. As I type that sentence, in the California desert in mid-June, it is 121 degrees outside my door. It is not a record high.

III. The End of Food
Praying for cornfields in the tundra.

Climates differ and plants vary, but the basic rule for staple cereal crops grown at optimal temperature is that for every degree of warming, yields decline by 10 percent. Some estimates run as high as 15 or even 17 percent. Which means that if the planet is five degrees warmer at the end of the century, we may have as many as 50 percent more people to feed and 50 percent less grain to give them. And proteins are worse: It takes 16 calories of grain to produce just a single calorie of hamburger meat, butchered from a cow that spent its life polluting the climate with methane farts.

Pollyannaish plant physiologists will point out that the cereal-crop math applies only to those regions already at peak growing temperature, and they are right — theoretically, a warmer climate will make it easier to grow corn in Greenland. But as the pathbreaking work by Rosamond Naylor and David Battisti has shown, the tropics are already too hot to efficiently grow grain, and those places where grain is produced today are already at optimal growing temperature — which means even a small warming will push them down the slope of declining productivity. And you can’t easily move croplands north a few hundred miles, because yields in places like remote Canada and Russia are limited by the quality of soil there; it takes many centuries for the planet to produce optimally fertile dirt.

Drought might be an even bigger problem than heat, with some of the world’s most arable land turning quickly to desert. Precipitation is notoriously hard to model, yet predictions for later this century are basically unanimous: unprecedented droughts nearly everywhere food is today produced. By 2080, without dramatic reductions in emissions, southern Europe will be in permanent extreme drought, much worse than the American dust bowl ever was. The same will be true in Iraq and Syria and much of the rest of the Middle East; some of the most densely populated parts of Australia, Africa, and South America; and the breadbasket regions of China. None of these places, which today supply much of the world’s food, will be reliable sources of any. As for the original dust bowl: The droughts in the American plains and Southwest would not just be worse than in the 1930s, a 2015 NASA study predicted, but worse than any droughts in a thousand years — and that includes those that struck between 1100 and 1300, which “dried up all the rivers East of the Sierra Nevada mountains” and may have been responsible for the death of the Anasazi civilization.

Remember, we do not live in a world without hunger as it is. Far from it: Most estimates put the number of undernourished at 800 million globally. In case you haven’t heard, this spring has already brought an unprecedented quadruple famine to Africa and the Middle East; the U.N. has warned that separate starvation events in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen could kill 20 million this year alone.

IV. Climate Plagues
What happens when the bubonic ice melts?

Rock, in the right spot, is a record of planetary history, eras as long as millions of years flattened by the forces of geological time into strata with amplitudes of just inches, or just an inch, or even less. Ice works that way, too, as a climate ledger, but it is also frozen history, some of which can be reanimated when unfrozen. There are now, trapped in Arctic ice, diseases that have not circulated in the air for millions of years — in some cases, since before humans were around to encounter them. Which means our immune systems would have no idea how to fight back when those prehistoric plagues emerge from the ice.

The Arctic also stores terrifying bugs from more recent times. In Alaska, already, researchers have discovered remnants of the 1918 flu that infected as many as 500 million and killed as many as 100 million — about 5 percent of the world’s population and almost six times as many as had died in the world war for which the pandemic served as a kind of gruesome capstone. As the BBC reported in May, scientists suspect smallpox and the bubonic plague are trapped in Siberian ice, too — an abridged history of devastating human sickness, left out like egg salad in the Arctic sun.

Experts caution that many of these organisms won’t actually survive the thaw and point to the fastidious lab conditions under which they have already reanimated several of them — the 32,000-year-old “extremophile” bacteria revived in 2005, an 8 million-year-old bug brought back to life in 2007, the 3.5 million–year–old one a Russian scientist self-injected just out of curiosity — to suggest that those are necessary conditions for the return of such ancient plagues. But already last year, a boy was killed and 20 others infected by anthrax released when retreating permafrost exposed the frozen carcass of a reindeer killed by the bacteria at least 75 years earlier; 2,000 present-day reindeer were infected, too, carrying and spreading the disease beyond the tundra.

What concerns epidemiologists more than ancient diseases are existing scourges relocated, rewired, or even re-evolved by warming. The first effect is geographical. Before the early-modern period, when adventuring sailboats accelerated the mixing of peoples and their bugs, human provinciality was a guard against pandemic. Today, even with globalization and the enormous intermingling of human populations, our ecosystems are mostly stable, and this functions as another limit, but global warming will scramble those ecosystems and help disease trespass those limits as surely as Cortés did. You don’t worry much about dengue or malaria if you are living in Maine or France. But as the tropics creep northward and mosquitoes migrate with them, you will. You didn’t much worry about Zika a couple of years ago, either.

As it happens, Zika may also be a good model of the second worrying effect — disease mutation. One reason you hadn’t heard about Zika until recently is that it had been trapped in Uganda; another is that it did not, until recently, appear to cause birth defects. Scientists still don’t entirely understand what happened, or what they missed. But there are things we do know for sure about how climate affects some diseases: Malaria, for instance, thrives in hotter regions not just because the mosquitoes that carry it do, too, but because for every degree increase in temperature, the parasite reproduces ten times faster. Which is one reason that the World Bank estimates that by 2050, 5.2 billion people will be reckoning with it.

V. Unbreathable Air
A rolling death smog that suffocates millions.

By the end of the century, the coolest months in tropical South America, Africa, and the Pacific are likely to be warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. Photo: Heartless Machine
Our lungs need oxygen, but that is only a fraction of what we breathe. The fraction of carbon dioxide is growing: It just crossed 400 parts per million, and high-end estimates extrapolating from current trends suggest it will hit 1,000 ppm by 2100. At that concentration, compared to the air we breathe now, human cognitive ability declines by 21 percent.

Other stuff in the hotter air is even scarier, with small increases in pollution capable of shortening life spans by ten years. The warmer the planet gets, the more ozone forms, and by mid-century, Americans will likely suffer a 70 percent increase in unhealthy ozone smog, the National Center for Atmospheric Research has projected. By 2090, as many as 2 billion people globally will be breathing air above the WHO “safe” level; one paper last month showed that, among other effects, a pregnant mother’s exposure to ozone raises the child’s risk of autism (as much as tenfold, combined with other environmental factors). Which does make you think again about the autism epidemic in West Hollywood.

Already, more than 10,000 people die each day from the small particles emitted from fossil-fuel burning; each year, 339,000 people die from wildfire smoke, in part because climate change has extended forest-fire season (in the U.S., it’s increased by 78 days since 1970). By 2050, according to the U.S. Forest Service, wildfires will be twice as destructive as they are today; in some places, the area burned could grow fivefold. What worries people even more is the effect that would have on emissions, especially when the fires ravage forests arising out of peat. Peatland fires in Indonesia in 1997, for instance, added to the global CO2 release by up to 40 percent, and more burning only means more warming only means more burning. There is also the terrifying possibility that rain forests like the Amazon, which in 2010 suffered its second “hundred-year drought” in the space of five years, could dry out enough to become vulnerable to these kinds of devastating, rolling forest fires — which would not only expel enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere but also shrink the size of the forest. That is especially bad because the Amazon alone provides 20 percent of our oxygen.

Then there are the more familiar forms of pollution. In 2013, melting Arctic ice remodeled Asian weather patterns, depriving industrial China of the natural ventilation systems it had come to depend on, which blanketed much of the country’s north in an unbreathable smog. Literally unbreathable. A metric called the Air Quality Index categorizes the risks and tops out at the 301-to-500 range, warning of “serious aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly” and, for all others, “serious risk of respiratory effects”; at that level, “everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion.” The Chinese “airpocalypse” of 2013 peaked at what would have been an Air Quality Index of over 800. That year, smog was responsible for a third of all deaths in the country.

VI. Perpetual War
The violence baked into heat.

Climatologists are very careful when talking about Syria. They want you to know that while climate change did produce a drought that contributed to civil war, it is not exactly fair to saythat the conflict is the result of warming; next door, for instance, Lebanon suffered the same crop failures. But researchers like Marshall Burke and Solomon Hsiang have managed to quantify some of the non-obvious relationships between temperature and violence: For every half-degree of warming, they say, societies will see between a 10 and 20 percent increase in the likelihood of armed conflict. In climate science, nothing is simple, but the arithmetic is harrowing: A planet five degrees warmer would have at least half again as many wars as we do today. Overall, social conflict could more than double this century.

This is one reason that, as nearly every climate scientist I spoke to pointed out, the U.S. military is obsessed with climate change: The drowning of all American Navy bases by sea-level rise is trouble enough, but being the world’s policeman is quite a bit harder when the crime rate doubles. Of course, it’s not just Syria where climate has contributed to conflict. Some speculate that the elevated level of strife across the Middle East over the past generation reflects the pressures of global warming — a hypothesis all the more cruel considering that warming began accelerating when the industrialized world extracted and then burned the region’s oil.

What accounts for the relationship between climate and conflict? Some of it comes down to agriculture and economics; a lot has to do with forced migration, already at a record high, with at least 65 million displaced people wandering the planet right now. But there is also the simple fact of individual irritability. Heat increases municipal crime rates, and swearing on social media, and the likelihood that a major-league pitcher, coming to the mound after his teammate has been hit by a pitch, will hit an opposing batter in retaliation. And the arrival of air-conditioning in the developed world, in the middle of the past century, did little to solve the problem of the summer crime wave.

VII. Permanent Economic Collapse
Dismal capitalism in a half-poorer world.

The murmuring mantra of global neoliberalism, which prevailed between the end of the Cold War and the onset of the Great Recession, is that economic growth would save us from anything and everything.
But in the aftermath of the 2008 crash, a growing number of historians studying what they call “fossil capitalism” have begun to suggest that the entire history of swift economic growth, which began somewhat suddenly in the 18th century, is not the result of innovation or trade or the dynamics of global capitalism but simply our discovery of fossil fuels and all their raw power — a onetime injection of new “value” into a system that had previously been characterized by global subsistence living. Before fossil fuels, nobody lived better than their parents or grandparents or ancestors from 500 years before, except in the immediate aftermath of a great plague like the Black Death, which allowed the lucky survivors to gobble up the resources liberated by mass graves. After we’ve burned all the fossil fuels, these scholars suggest, perhaps we will return to a “steady state” global economy. Of course, that onetime injection has a devastating long-term cost: climate change.

The most exciting research on the economics of warming has also come from Hsiang and his colleagues, who are not historians of fossil capitalism but who offer some very bleak analysis of their own: Every degree Celsius of warming costs, on average, 1.2 percent of GDP (an enormous number, considering we count growth in the low single digits as “strong”). This is the sterling work in the field, and their median projection is for a 23 percent loss in per capita earning globally by the end of this century (resulting from changes in agriculture, crime, storms, energy, mortality, and labor).
Tracing the shape of the probability curve is even scarier: There is a 12 percent chance that climate change will reduce global output by more than 50 percent by 2100, they say, and a 51 percent chance that it lowers per capita GDP by 20 percent or more by then, unless emissions decline. By comparison, the Great Recession lowered global GDP by about 6 percent, in a onetime shock; Hsiang and his colleagues estimate a one-in-eight chance of an ongoing and irreversible effect by the end of the century that is eight times worse.

The scale of that economic devastation is hard to comprehend, but you can start by imagining what the world would look like today with an economy half as big, which would produce only half as much value, generating only half as much to offer the workers of the world. It makes the grounding of flights out of heat-stricken Phoenix last month seem like pathetically small economic potatoes. And, among other things, it makes the idea of postponing government action on reducing emissions and relying solely on growth and technology to solve the problem an absurd business calculation.
Every round-trip ticket on flights from New York to London, keep in mind, costs the Arctic three more square meters of ice.

VIII. Poisoned Oceans
Sulfide burps off the skeleton coast.

That the sea will become a killer is a given. Barring a radical reduction of emissions, we will see at least four feet of sea-level rise and possibly ten by the end of the century. A third of the world’s major cities are on the coast, not to mention its power plants, ports, navy bases, farmlands, fisheries, river deltas, marshlands, and rice-paddy empires, and even those above ten feet will flood much more easily, and much more regularly, if the water gets that high. At least 600 million people live within ten meters of sea level today.

But the drowning of those homelands is just the start. At present, more than a third of the world’s carbon is sucked up by the oceans — thank God, or else we’d have that much more warming already. But the result is what’s called “ocean acidification,” which, on its own, may add a half a degree to warming this century. It is also already burning through the planet’s water basins — you may remember these as the place where life arose in the first place. You have probably heard of “coral bleaching” — that is, coral dying — which is very bad news, because reefs support as much as a quarter of all marine life and supply food for half a billion people. Ocean acidification will fry fish populations directly, too, though scientists aren’t yet sure how to predict the effects on the stuff we haul out of the ocean to eat; they do know that in acid waters, oysters and mussels will struggle to grow their shells, and that when the pH of human blood drops as much as the oceans’ pH has over the past generation, it induces seizures, comas, and sudden death.

That isn’t all that ocean acidification can do. Carbon absorption can initiate a feedback loop in which underoxygenated waters breed different kinds of microbes that turn the water still more “anoxic,” first in deep ocean “dead zones,” then gradually up toward the surface. There, the small fish die out, unable to breathe, which means oxygen-eating bacteria thrive, and the feedback loop doubles back. This process, in which dead zones grow like cancers, choking off marine life and wiping out fisheries, is already quite advanced in parts of the Gulf of Mexico and just off Namibia, where hydrogen sulfide is bubbling out of the sea along a thousand-mile stretch of land known as the “Skeleton Coast.” The name originally referred to the detritus of the whaling industry, but today it’s more apt than ever. Hydrogen sulfide is so toxic that evolution has trained us to recognize the tiniest, safest traces of it, which is why our noses are so exquisitely skilled at registering flatulence. Hydrogen sulfide is also the thing that finally did us in that time 97 percent of all life on Earth died, once all the feedback loops had been triggered and the circulating jet streams of a warmed ocean ground to a halt — it’s the planet’s preferred gas for a natural holocaust. Gradually, the ocean’s dead zones spread, killing off marine species that had dominated the oceans for hundreds of millions of years, and the gas the inert waters gave off into the atmosphere poisoned everything on land. Plants, too. It was millions of years before the oceans recovered.

IX. The Great Filter
Our present eeriness cannot last.

So why can’t we see it? In his recent book-length essay The Great Derangement, the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh wonders why global warming and natural disaster haven’t become major subjects of contemporary fiction — why we don’t seem able to imagine climate catastrophe, and why we haven’t yet had a spate of novels in the genre he basically imagines into half-existence and names “the environmental uncanny.” “Consider, for example, the stories that congeal around questions like, ‘Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell?’ or ‘Where were you on 9/11?’ ” he writes. “Will it ever be possible to ask, in the same vein, ‘Where were you at 400 ppm?’ or ‘Where were you when the Larsen B ice shelf broke up?’ ” His answer: Probably not, because the dilemmas and dramas of climate change are simply incompatible with the kinds of stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, especially in novels, which tend to emphasize the journey of an individual conscience rather than the poisonous miasma of social fate.

Surely this blindness will not last — the world we are about to inhabit will not permit it. In a six-degree-warmer world, the Earth’s ecosystem will boil with so many natural disasters that we will just start calling them “weather”: a constant swarm of out-of-control typhoons and tornadoes and floods and droughts, the planet assaulted regularly with climate events that not so long ago destroyed whole civilizations. The strongest hurricanes will come more often, and we’ll have to invent new categories with which to describe them; tornadoes will grow longer and wider and strike much more frequently, and hail rocks will quadruple in size. Humans used to watch the weather to prophesy the future; going forward, we will see in its wrath the vengeance of the past. Early naturalists talked often about “deep time” — the perception they had, contemplating the grandeur of this valley or that rock basin, of the profound slowness of nature. What lies in store for us is more like what the Victorian anthropologists identified as “dreamtime,” or “everywhen”: the semi-mythical experience, described by Aboriginal Australians, of encountering, in the present moment, an out-of-time past, when ancestors, heroes, and demigods crowded an epic stage. You can find it already watching footage of an iceberg collapsing into the sea — a feeling of history happening all at once.

It is. Many people perceive climate change as a sort of moral and economic debt, accumulated since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and now come due after several centuries — a helpful perspective, in a way, since it is the carbon-burning processes that began in 18th-century England that lit the fuse of everything that followed. But more than half of the carbon humanity has exhaled into the atmosphere in its entire history has been emitted in just the past three decades; since the end of World War II, the figure is 85 percent. Which means that, in the length of a single generation, global warming has brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe, and that the story of the industrial world’s kamikaze mission is also the story of a single lifetime. My father’s, for instance: born in 1938, among his first memories the news of Pearl Harbor and the mythic Air Force of the propaganda films that followed, films that doubled as advertisements for imperial-American industrial might; and among his last memories the coverage of the desperate signing of the Paris climate accords on cable news, ten weeks before he died of lung cancer last July. Or my mother’s: born in 1945, to German Jews fleeing the smokestacks through which their relatives were incinerated, now enjoying her 72nd year in an American commodity paradise, a paradise supported by the supply chains of an industrialized developing world. She has been smoking for 57 of those years, unfiltered.

Or the scientists’. Some of the men who first identified a changing climate (and given the generation, those who became famous were men) are still alive; a few are even still working. Wally Broecker is 84 years old and drives to work at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory across the Hudson every day from the Upper West Side. Like most of those who first raised the alarm, he believes that no amount of emissions reduction alone can meaningfully help avoid disaster. Instead, he puts his faith in carbon capture — untested technology to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which Broecker estimates will cost at least several trillion dollars — and various forms of “geoengineering,” the catchall name for a variety of moon-shot technologies far-fetched enough that many climate scientists prefer to regard them as dreams, or nightmares, from science fiction. He is especially focused on what’s called the aerosol approach — dispersing so much sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere that when it converts to sulfuric acid, it will cloud a fifth of the horizon and reflect back 2 percent of the sun’s rays, buying the planet at least a little wiggle room, heat-wise. “Of course, that would make our sunsets very red, would bleach the sky, would make more acid rain,” he says. “But you have to look at the magnitude of the problem. You got to watch that you don’t say the giant problem shouldn’t be solved because the solution causes some smaller problems.” He won’t be around to see that, he told me. “But in your lifetime …”

Jim Hansen is another member of this godfather generation. Born in 1941, he became a climatologist at the University of Iowa, developed the groundbreaking “Zero Model” for projecting climate change, and later became the head of climate research at NASA, only to leave under pressure when, while still a federal employee, he filed a lawsuit against the federal government charging inaction on warming (along the way he got arrested a few times for protesting, too). The lawsuit, which is brought by a collective called Our Children’s Trust and is often described as “kids versus climate change,” is built on an appeal to the equal-protection clause, namely, that in failing to take action on warming, the government is violating it by imposing massive costs on future generations; it is scheduled to be heard this winter in Oregon district court. Hansen has recently given up on solving the climate problem with a carbon tax alone, which had been his preferred approach, and has set about calculating the total cost of the additional measure of extracting carbon from the atmosphere.

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Hansen began his career studying Venus, which was once a very Earth-like planet with plenty of life-supporting water before runaway climate change rapidly transformed it into an arid and uninhabitable sphere enveloped in an unbreathable gas; he switched to studying our planet by 30, wondering why he should be squinting across the solar system to explore rapid environmental change when he could see it all around him on the planet he was standing on. “When we wrote our first paper on this, in 1981,” he told me, “I remember saying to one of my co-authors, ‘This is going to be very interesting. Sometime during our careers, we’re going to see these things beginning to happen.’ ”

Several of the scientists I spoke with proposed global warming as the solution to Fermi’s famous paradox, which asks, If the universe is so big, then why haven’t we encountered any other intelligent life in it? The answer, they suggested, is that the natural life span of a civilization may be only several thousand years, and the life span of an industrial civilization perhaps only several hundred. In a universe that is many billions of years old, with star systems separated as much by time as by space, civilizations might emerge and develop and burn themselves up simply too fast to ever find one another. Peter Ward, a charismatic paleontologist among those responsible for discovering that the planet’s mass extinctions were caused by greenhouse gas, calls this the “Great Filter”: “Civilizations rise, but there’s an environmental filter that causes them to die off again and disappear fairly quickly,” he told me. “If you look at planet Earth, the filtering we’ve had in the past has been in these mass extinctions.” The mass extinction we are now living through has only just begun; so much more dying is coming.

And yet, improbably, Ward is an optimist. So are Broecker and Hansen and many of the other scientists I spoke to. We have not developed much of a religion of meaning around climate change that might comfort us, or give us purpose, in the face of possible annihilation. But climate scientists have a strange kind of faith: We will find a way to forestall radical warming, they say, because we must.

It is not easy to know how much to be reassured by that bleak certainty, and how much to wonder whether it is another form of delusion; for global warming to work as parable, of course, someone needs to survive to tell the story. The scientists know that to even meet the Paris goals, by 2050, carbon emissions from energy and industry, which are still rising, will have to fall by half each decade; emissions from land use (deforestation, cow farts, etc.) will have to zero out; and we will need to have invented technologies to extract, annually, twice as much carbon from the atmosphere as the entire planet’s plants now do. Nevertheless, by and large, the scientists have an enormous confidence in the ingenuity of humans — a confidence perhaps bolstered by their appreciation for climate change, which is, after all, a human invention, too. They point to the Apollo project, the hole in the ozone we patched in the 1980s, the passing of the fear of mutually assured destruction. Now we’ve found a way to engineer our own doomsday, and surely we will find a way to engineer our way out of it, one way or another. The planet is not used to being provoked like this, and climate systems designed to give feedback over centuries or millennia prevent us — even those who may be watching closely — from fully imagining the damage done already to the planet. But when we do truly see the world we’ve made, they say, we will also find a way to make it livable. For them, the alternative is simply unimaginable.

*This article appears in the July 10, 2017, issue of New York Magazine.

*This article has been updated to provide context for the recent news reports about revisions to a satellite data set, to more accurately reflect the rate of warming during the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, to clarify a reference to Peter Brannen’s The Ends of the World, and to make clear that James Hansen still supports a carbon-tax based approach to emissions.

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          Arabia Saudyjska właśnie ukrzyżowała człowieka!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Gdy Kanada upomniała muzułmanów o prawa człowieka, Saudowie dostali szału: zagrozili atakiem 9/11, wyrzucili ambasadora, wstrzymali loty, zawiesili umowy handlowe, wycofali swoich studentów oraz pacjentów. Kanada obiecała "zawsze dbać o prawa człowieka". Mekka zorganizowała więc pokazową egzekucję.
          Pakistan, Russia Sign Rare Military Cooperation Pact       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pakistan has wrapped up a groundbreaking contract with Russia that would, for the first time, open doors for Russian military training of Pakistani army officers. The rare deal comes amid deteriorating relations between Islamabad and the United States, which has resulted in the halt of all military exchange programs with Pakistan and left a void that Moscow has stepped in to fill. The security training agreement concluded Tuesday at the end of the two-day inaugural meeting of the Russia-Pakistan Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC), said a Pakistan Defense Ministry statement. Pakistani Defense Secretary Zamir ul Hassan Shah and visiting Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin led their respective delegations at the talks in Rawalpindi, where the army is headquartered. "The two sides also held in-depth discussions on avenues of future cooperation. At the end, both countries signed the Contract on Admission of Service Members of Pakistan in the RF [Russian Federation's] Training Institutes," said the ministry statement. The Islamabad-Moscow security partnership has strengthened and expanded since late 2014, when the two former rivals signed their defense cooperation agreement. Russia sold four Mi-35M combat helicopters to Pakistan under the deal, and both countries have since held two rounds of counterterrorism military drills on each other's soil. Navies of the two countries also recently participated in joint antidrug exercises in the Arabian Sea. The latest naval collaboration took place last week in St. Petersburg, where a Pakistani warship participated in the major Russian Navy Day parade. "It was a very important event for us. Actually, illustration of this importance is that this parade was taken by the commander-in-chief of Russian armed forces, President Mr. Putin," Russian ambassador to Pakistan, Alexey Dedov, said last week. "This cooperation is developing into many directions. So, there is quite a wide spectrum. And, of course, this is a reflection of our approach to the relations with Pakistan, which to our country has their own independent value for us." Pakistan-U.S. ties Pakistan's relations with the U.S., meanwhile, have deteriorated since President Donald Trump took office and blamed Islamabad in his South Asia strategy for harboring terrorists and not doing enough to stop insurgent attacks in neighboring Afghanistan. Trump suspended all military assistance to Pakistan in January until it takes decisive action against militants on its soil. Pakistani leaders have rejected terrorism and other charges, saying they stem from U.S. security failures in Afghanistan. They also say that halting decades-old military diplomacy will fuel misunderstandings between the two countries. "Training at Russian military institutes would bring about a major shift in the world view of top [Pakistan] military officers," noted Baqir Sajjad, an Islamabad-based journalist and defense analyst. "Until now, the brightest officers poised for leadership positions were trained in U.S." Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan vowed Wednesday that his would-be government will work to improve relations with the U.S. "Pakistan and the United States have witnessed many ups and downs in their relationship, which were the outcome of a trust deficit between the two countries," Khan told acting American ambassador to Islamabad, John Hoover, who called the Pakistani leader to congratulate him on his election victory. An official statement issued after the meeting said the prime minister-in-waiting said his government will engage with the U.S. to make the relationship more balanced and trustworthy. Khan called on the U.S. and the region in general to work collectively to find a political settlement to Afghanistan. He also emphasized the "revitalization of diplomatic ties between the two countries and stressed the need to transform it for the benefit of both Pakistan and the United States." Countering terrorism While American leaders are skeptical and critical of Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts, Russian leaders praise Islamabad for eliminating terrorism from Pakistani soil. "It [Pakistan] is a very, very important party, not only in the regional stability, the stability worldwide. It's our very valuable partner of tackling such challenges and threats as terrorism, illegal drug trafficking, etc. Our countries face similar challenges and threats to national security," said Russian ambassador Dedov, while speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Russia is determined, he said, to give "practical assistance" to strengthen Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts. Russia and Pakistan both have openly expressed concerns over the emergence of Islamic State's Afghan branch, known as ISK-P, in "ungoverned spaces" of the war-shattered country. Former Pakistani army general Yasin Malik said Afghanistan remains at the center of growing cooperation with Russia. "This [Afghanistan] is a common denominator for both of us. And the presence of IS is a threat to both the Russian Federation and to Pakistan. Very serious efforts are there to jointly meet the challenge of IS in Afghanistan. I think that will be the hallmark of cooperation in security and military between Russia and Pakistan," Malik noted. Aiding the Taliban? There are also growing allegations that Moscow and Islamabad — under the pretext of fighting IS — are providing covert military support to the Taliban. Russia and Pakistan insist their ties with the Taliban are meant solely to encourage the insurgents to engage in peace talks with the Afghan government to help end the conflict and deter terrorists from using the country for international terrorism. Dedov noted that last month, the chief of Russia's external intelligence agency also visited Pakistan to participate in a four-nation meeting, with Chinese and Iranian spymasters in attendance. The rare meeting, officials said, focused on the buildup of IS in turmoil-hit Afghanistan. The Russian ambassador credited improved relations with Pakistan to regular exchanges of high-level civilian and military delegations between Pakistani and Russia. He noted that the volume of bilateral trade has increased by 82 percent in the first five months of 2018 and stood at $450 million. Moscow also is working to help Pakistan build an 1,100-kilometer gas pipeline linking Karachi to Lahore. Dedov, while delivering last week's lecture at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), did not rule out nuclear cooperation with Pakistan for peaceful purposes, saying, "We do not see obstacles in this matter."
          Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers moving forward to Army Best Medic Competition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Written by Maria Yager Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs Fort Campbell, KY – A team from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prevailed following three days of grueling competition to earn the title of the 2018 Regional Health Command-Atlantic – 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition […]

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          Austin Peay State University senior Allie Huneycutt wins Two Golds, Bronze at Tae Kwon Do World Championships      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Austin Peay State University senior Allie Honeycutt, center, wears her gold belt with her teammates last month at the Tae Kwon-Do International World Championships in Birmingham, England.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University senior Allie Honeycutt won two golds and a bronze last month at the Tae Kwon-Do International World Championships in Birmingham, England. The 21-year-old won an individual gold medal in middleweight point stop fighting, in which her U.S. teammates also won silver and bronze. […]

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          В Севастополе «по горячим следам» поймали взломщиков грузовых машин      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Сотрудники уголовного розыска Севастополя задержали двух крымчан, которые взламывали грузовые автомобили и похищали из них деньги. Как сообщили в пресс-службе регионального УМВД, на счету злоумышленников семь краж на общую сумму[...]
          Donald Trump detalló sus condiciones para negociar otro acuerdo "contra las actividades malignas del régimen" de Irán      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Después de firmar la reactivación de las sanciones económicas contra Teherán, el presidente estadounidense resaltó los temas que tendría que abarcar una nueva negociación
          Tras su salida del acuerdo nuclear, Estados Unidos restablecerá las sanciones contra Irán a partir de medianoche      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Es una parte importante de nuestros esfuerzos por disminuir la actividad maligna iraní", declaró el secretario de Estado, Mike Pompeo. Los detalles de las medidas serán conocidos en el transcurso del día
          Venta casa garaje y piscina Av. mediterráneo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bungalow en Petrer zona, 200 m. De superficie, 30 m. Superficie parcela, 25 m2 de terraza, 3 habitaciones dobles, 2 baños, propiedad reformada, orientación sureste, suelo de mármol, carpintería exterior de aluminio climalit. Extras: agua, aire...
3 habitaciones 2 baños 200 m² 915 EUR/m² aire acondicionado aparcamiento piscina
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 05:32:42 -0400
          EEUU advirtió que "hará cumplir las sanciones" contra el régimen de Irán      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El secretario de Estado norteamericano, Mike Pompeo, aseguró durante su visita a Indonesia que el objetivo de esas medidas es "contener la actividad maligna" de Teherán
          Venta piso ascensor Playa de san juan el cabo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Piso en Alicante zona Playa San Juan, 75 m. De superficie, 50 m. De la playa, 2 habitaciones dobles, un baño, propiedad para entrar a vivir, cocina equipada, carpintería exterior de aluminio climalit. Extras: agua, aire acond. Central, aire...
2 habitaciones 1 baño 85 m² 1.929 EUR/m² aire acondicionado ascensor golf cocina equipada
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 05:29:56 -0400
          Bohumil Hrabal: Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (aktualizace článku)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Obsluhoval jsem anglického králeDávejte dobrý pozor, co vám teďka řeknu. Každá kapitola Hrabalova románu začíná stejnou větou a každá kapitola stejnou větou končí, je to takový pěkný rámec, a přestože vím, že tentýž nápad nutně musel mít snad každý kdo o knize píše, je to tak zjevné a tak se to nabízí, přesto bude i ta moje recenze začínat a končit stejnou větou, to aby se kruh uzavřel, ona by to byla hanba nezkusit a nepřiblížit se tak spisovateli, nepokusit se, byť neuměle, ve vás navodit dojem, jaký vyvolává jeho styl....

A s tím stylem, to vůbec není jednoduché, já jsem se prvně pokusil přečíst si některou z jeho knih někdy ve čtrnácti letech, protože se mi líbily Postřižiny a protože mi rodiče, kteří Hrabala mají rádi, řekli, že je to natočené podle jeho knih, a tak jsem vzal Městečko u vody, vzpomínkovou trilogii, a zanořil se do ní, a byl jsem z toho vyjevený, protože moje hlava to vůbec nepobírala, nakonec jsem knihu odložil a prohlásil, že píše jak když lije, no, já jsem to řekl trochu jinak a dneska se mi to příčí, ale co, Bohumil Hrabal by se toho slova asi nebál, blije, tak jsem to tenkrát řekl, a dneska vidím, že je to jinak, že člověk musí tak nějak dospět a dozrát, aby si všiml, že to je styl velkého vypravěče, že věty plynou jedna za druhou, jako když voda teče a přelévají se vlny, a že je to taková krása, až člověku zatrne, a přitom vypráví o obyčejných věcech, a obzvlášť v tomhle románu, kde vidíme malinkého číšníka Dítěte, který jde životem a aniž by příliš chtěl nebo mohl něco měnit, zažívá smutné i krásné chvíle, a všechno se nějak točí kolem života a světa a krásy, krásy žen a moci peněz a krásy lásky a taky lidského utrpení a zištnosti a smůly...

          Question: Pq o Zayn Malik é tão gostoso?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PQP ele é uma dlc
          Bollywood-versie ‘Iedereen Beroemd’ ook in onze zalen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

De Bollywood-remake van Iedereen Beroemd, de film waarvoor Dominique Deruddere een Oscarnominatie kreeg, loopt niet alleen in de zalen in India, maar ook bij ons. Net zoals Kinepolis weleens films programmeert voor specifieke doelgroepen zoals Turkse, Russische en Poolse Belgen, programmeert de bioscoopgroep ook Indiase films. In zijn Bollywood-versie kreeg Iedereen Beroemd de titel Fanney Kahn. Deruddere was helemaal niet betrokken bij de remake, die eerder focust op het zangeresje dat wordt ontvoerd dan op het drama van het mollige meisje dat het probeert te maken in de muziek. Die accentverlegging heeft te maken met Aishwarya Rai, die de rol van de zangeres speelt. De voormalige Miss World is een superster in India. Toch krijgt Fanney Kahn niet bijster positieve recensies in India. Die variëren van “ongelooflijk slecht” tot “vlak en afstompend”.

          Terapeuta en masajes - Marriott International, Inc - Abu Dhabi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Manejar un comportamiento inapropiado de los huéspedes siguiendo los Procedimientos normalizados de trabajo de Marriott International para conducta inapropiada...
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          Piso en Benidorm/Alicante/Alacant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dúplex situado en Benidorm, en la zona del Rincón de Loix. Cuenta con una superficie catastral construida de 95 m². La primera planta se distribuye en cocina amueblada, salón con salida a la terraza con vistas a la piscina, un dormitorio y un...
3 habitaciones 2 baños 95 m² 1.863 EUR/m² aire acondicionado dúplex gimnasio aparcamiento piscina terraza
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:14:02 -0400
          4 habitaciones casa en venta en Ador      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Preciosa vivienda con jardín a sólo 5 kilómetros de Gandía. Vivienda de 212m2 más 75m2 de jardín, en zona tranquila y bien comunicada. La zona tiene un estilo moderno, con amplias estancias y decoración minimalista Dispone de garaje para dos...
4 habitaciones 2 baños 212 m² 797 EUR/m² aire acondicionado aparcamiento trastero terraza jardín
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:07:05 -0400
          The Arabidopsis Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase 20 (MKKK20) C-terminal domain interacts with MKK3 and harbors a typical DEF mammalian MAP kinase docking site.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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The Arabidopsis Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase 20 (MKKK20) C-terminal domain interacts with MKK3 and harbors a typical DEF mammalian MAP kinase docking site.

Plant Signal Behav. 2018 Aug 06;:1-5

Authors: Bai F, Matton DP

Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPKs) constitute a major component in plant cellular signaling considering the sheer number of MAPKKKKs, MAPKKKs, MAPKKs and MAPKs when compared to yeast and animal systems. Nevertheless, only few complete MAPK cascades have been deciphered and the same hold true for their substrates. Furthermore, cascades often share kinase components, but little is known about their specific interactions and domains. The Arabidopsis thaliana MAP kinase kinase kinase 20 (MKKK20) was recently showed to interact with MKK3 and MPK18 in two non-complementary signaling cascades involved in root cortical microtubule functions. Here, MKKK20 and MKK3 proteins where dissected and tested in yeast two-hybrid assays followed by an in planta validation through bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assays and showed that the MKKK20 C-terminal region interacted with MKK3 that comprised a typical DEF domain akin to MAPKs docking domains.

PMID: 30081740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

          Si chiude in una bara per rito scaramantico: muore soffocata      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Doveva essere un modo per scacciare via spiriti maligni e attirare felicità e ricchezza, invece l’è costato la vita. E’ accaduto a una donna in Corea del Sud, paese in cui esiste un macabro rituale di buoni auspici. Il tutto è successo nella città di Gumi, tre donne si erano riunite giovedì scorso per effettuare...
          Frank Zappa’s 1980s Appearances on The David Letterman Show      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I’ve never been a huge fan of Frank Zappa’s music and gravitated more toward the bizarre yet bluesy sonic world of his sometime collaborator and lifelong frenemy Captain Beefheart. But I get the appeal of Zappa’s wildly virtuoso catalog and his sardonic, even caustic, personality. The phrase may have devolved into cliché, but it’s still […]

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          How to Play an Ancient Rock Gong: See What Happens When a Drummer Plays Prehistoric Percussion Instruments Made from Boulders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rock Gong. It sounds like a B-52s song. But a rock gong is not a New Wave surf-rock party groove. It’s not a neo-synthpop act, hip hop group, or indie band (not yet). It’s a prehistoric instrument—as far away in time as one can get from synthesizers and electric guitars. Rock gongs are ancient, maybe […]

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          A Visionary 115-Year-Old Color Theory Manual Returns to Print: Emily Noyes Vanderpoel’s Color Problems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Nobody can doubt that we can live in an age of screen-reading, nor that it has brought a few problems along with its considerable conveniences. To name just one of those problems, each of us reads on our own screen, and each screen reproduces the information fed into it to display differently. A color, for […]

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          Aldous Huxley to George Orwell: My Hellish Vision of the Future is Better Than Yours (1949)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher. Orwell had just published his groundbreaking book Nineteen Eighty-Four, which received glowing reviews from just about every corner of the English-speaking world. His French teacher, as it happens, was none other than Aldous Huxley who taught at Eton for a […]

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          Terraced house For sell in Sant Andreu De Llavaneres in Barcelona      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This house is located in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. House for sale in urbanization of luxury. It has ceramic floor, windows with climate-control system Climalit. The flat is totallt exterior, very bright, with heating system. There is a garden,...
4 rooms 2 bathrooms heating storage room tennis court garden terrace balcony
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:56:09 -0400
          La fiera dei supereroi LGBT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La fiera dei supereroi LGBT
- E' chiaro come questi personaggi vengano inseriti appositamente per lanciare un messaggio deviante: la “normalizzazione” dei rapporti omosessuali ...

          Several unions launch a strike, train operations affected      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Several trade unions attached to Sri Lanka Railways have launched a sudden strike after Cabinet has failed to implement a proposal to rectify their salary anomalies. Accordingly, station masters, controllers, locomotive drivers, and assistant drivers... Read More
          Centra embraces transformation, improves patient care with Office 365 intelligent business tools      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Today’s post was written by Joseph (Jody) Hobbs, managing director of business applications and information security officer at Centra.

Profile picture of Jody Hobbs.Centra is proud to count itself among the early adopters of cloud technology in the healthcare field. Back in 2014, we saw cloud computing as a way to keep up with the rapid growth we were experiencing across the enterprise—and the challenge of adapting to industry changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Five years later, we’re still using Microsoft Cloud services to remain on the leading edge of business productivity software so that we can provide exceptional patient care.

With Microsoft 365, we are better able to adapt to industry-wide changes introduced by ACA, such as the transition from a fee-for-service model to a quality-based model. This change made capturing data and analytics very important, because now reimbursement is based on quality of care, not quantity of services. We use Power BI, the data analytics tool from Microsoft Office 365 E5, to meet new healthcare reporting requirements and provide a wealth of data to our clinicians. They use this data to measure their performance against quality benchmarks to improve patient experiences and health outcomes.

We also turned to Microsoft 365 to help address Centra data security and privacy policies. Microsoft accommodated our requirement for data to remain in the continental United States, which helps us comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations that are standard in the healthcare industry. We also found a great solution for emailing sensitive information by combining a Microsoft two-factor authentication solution with our existing encryption appliance. Microsoft invests an incredible amount in its security posture, more than we ever could, and this, along with the knowledge that our data is not intermingled with others’ data in the tenant, gives us peace of mind. And we use Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, which gives us great insight into malicious activities aimed at our employees’ inboxes.

Keeping our Firstline Workers flexible and mobile is another major priority. We plan to get all our clinical workers online with Office 365 to actualize our vision for a more productive, mobile workforce. We have almost 4,000 employees taking advantage of Office 365 ProPlus and downloading up to five instances of Office 365 on a range of devices. This makes it seamless for them to work from home or the office using the same powerful, cloud-based productivity apps.

As Centra continues to grow from a network of hospitals to an assortment of health-related enterprises, adding everything from a college of nursing to our own insurance business, we see a cloud-based workplace solution as key to staying agile and making the most of our momentum. In Microsoft 365, we have found a solution that marries the strict security requirements of our industry with the needs of a workforce that demands anytime, anywhere access to colleagues and information. For Centra, change isn’t just a matter of increasing productivity or mobility—at the end of the day, our ability to stay up to date with the latest technology innovations means we are providing the best care possible.

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          Lefejezett, keresztrefeszített férfit tettek közszemlére az iszlám szent városában      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Lefejeztek szerdán egy mianmari férfit az iszlám szent városában, a Szaúd-Arábiában található Mekkában, majd holtestét keresztre feszítették és közszemlére tették ki. Ezt a fajta büntetést csak a súlyos bűncselekményeket elkövetőkre szabják ki a szaúdi hatóságok, alkalmazása nem gyakori. A mianmari Eliasz Abulkalaam Dzsamaliddínt gyilkosságért, betörésért, lopásért és nemi erőszakra tett kísérletért végezték ki. A férfit […]

A Lefejezett, keresztrefeszített férfit tettek közszemlére az iszlám szent városában bejegyzés először a PestiSrácok jelent meg.

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4 habitaciones 2 baños 190 m² 836 USD/m² desde bancos
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          CHIEF ACQUISITION PLANNING OFFICER [Temporary]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Level : P-5
Job ID : 102044
Job Network : Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain
Job Family : Logistics and Supply Chain
Department/Office : United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station : BAMAKO
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/8/2018
Deadline : 8/22/2018
          Prosecutor: Man at New Mexico desert compound trained kids for school shooting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AMALIA, NEW MEXICO – The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. The documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where 11 hungry children were […]

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          Suspected al-Shabab militants kill five soldiers in Kenya’s Lamu county      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MOMBASA – Five Kenyan soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by the Somali group al-Shabab in Lamu County on Kenya’s north coast on Wednesday, a senior official said. The local government official in the county, who asked not to be named, said the attack occurred between the areas of Majengo and Bodhei. He said […]

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          Computer Operator/Help Desk/Network Support      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AZ-Phoenix, Must be available to work days, nights, holidays and weekends on a rotating schedule. Performs entry level network monitoring by confirming tool set availability, using tools for verification of services, and detecting, reporting, escalating, and documenting anomalies according to established procedures. Skills and Experience: Two year technical college degree and 1-2 years comparable experience C
          Voormalig Marokko-correspondent Sjoukje Rietbroek: “Ik was correspondent voor de NOS, maar kon geen televisie maken”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

sjoukje rietbroekFreelancer Sjoukje Rietbroek (36) sloot eind vorig jaar haar 4-jaar durende correspondentschap in Marokko af. Haar beweegreden om te stoppen had echter niet met geld te maken, maar met een onwerkbare situatie in Marokko. ‘Toch leent het land zich ontzettend goed om buiten je kaders te denken.’

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          WFP Burkina Faso Assists Refugees And Host Population In The Sahel Region 2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Burkina Faso: Most of the refugees arriving from Mali are women and children. Upon arrival, many children urgently need nutritious food. WFP supplies that. - Copyright: WFP/ Benoit Geers
          Ruman Mohamed Somalia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ruman washes 11-month old Obah’s hands before she eats her specialized nutrient-dense supplementary food. - Copyright: WFP/Kabir Dhanji
          "Zeker 200 dagen met normaal weer nodig voordat natuur herstelt van droogte"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PROVINCIE UTRECHT - Wie had ooit gedacht dat we in Nederland zouden snakken naar een fikse regenbui? De droogte van afgelopen weken zorgde voor problemen bij mens, dier en natuur. Eindelijk wordt donderdag dan de verlossende regen verwacht, maar is dat voldoende?

Nee, is het simpele antwoord op die vraag. "Feitelijk is er met één of twee buitjes nog helemaal niets veranderd. Vannacht is er op de meeste plekken zo'n twee tot drie millimeter gevallen. Leuk tegen het stof en fijn voor de verkoeling, maar zeker niet voldoende voor de gewassen en om de watergangen weer vol te krijgen", zegt Dirk Siert Schoonman van het waterschap Vallei en Veluwe.

"Het feitelijke tekort aan water is momenteel zo'n 300 millimeter. Er zijn tweehonderd dagen met normaal weer en geregeld een buitje nodig om alles weer genormaliseerd te krijgen."

Boswachter Rein Zwaan beaamt dat. "Natuurlijk zal de verwachte regen best even prettig zijn voor de natuur om adem te halen, maar het is niet voldoende om het vochttekort aan te vullen."

De afgelopen weken hebben behoorlijk zijn weerslag gehad op de natuur, merkt Zwaan. "We zien dat de bomen hun bladeren op dit moment laten vallen en dat er weinig grasgroei is. De volwassen en oudere bomen kunnen dat droge weer voor een keertje prima aan, maar een deel van de jongere bomen en aanplant zal wel doodgaan."

Ook Schoonman verwacht dat een gedeelte van de natuur onherstelbare schade heeft opgelopen door de droogte. "Er zijn ongetwijfeld gewassen waarvoor het water te laat komt. Maar als het de komende dagen blijft regenen, ziet het er in ieder geval weer een stuk beter uit. Het zal nog wel een hele tijd duren voordat je ook weer volle watergangen gaat zien. De besproeiingsmaatregelen blijven dan ook nog wel even van kracht."

Boer Rick van Rijn van geitenboerderij Geertje's hoeve in Haarzuilens is in ieder geval blij met de voorspelde regen, zodat het gras weer kan groeien. "De productie van gras als voer voor de dieren lag eigenlijk helemaal stil tijdens de droogte. Het land doet Spaans aan, het is helemaal bruin aan het worden. Ik moet zeggen dat ik het nog nooit heb meegemaakt, zo droog als het nu is."

En dat alles terwijl we in het voorjaar nog piekerden over de regenval en de daarbij behorende wateroverlast. Is er geen mogelijkheid om water tijdens perioden van hevige regenval op te slaan, zodat we dat kunnen inzetten in dit soort tijden van droogte?

"Daar zit hem wel een beetje de crux", beaamt Schoonman van het waterschap. "We worden steeds meer geconfronteerd met de gevolgen van klimaatverandering, de extremen worden groter. De uitdaging is om met zijn allen beter na te denken over hoe we dat water beter vast kunnen houden voor de droge periode."

Het waterschap houdt zich daar veel mee bezig, vertelt hij. "Je kunt bijvoorbeeld door de bodem beter te laten functioneren ervoor zorgen dat de bodem het water beter vasthoudt en gewassen langer kan voorzien van vocht. Dat is een mooie uitdaging voor de toekomst, maar dat kost tijd. Het is in ieder geval iets waar wij volop mee bezig zijn."

          Mon fidèle GPS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
C'est marrant :
J'utilise toujours beaucoup mon application GPS (OsmAnd).
Et régulièrement (ça ne rate pas) on me sert la question tarte-à-la-crème : ET SI TON TÉLÉPHONE TOMBE EN PANNE, HEIN ???
Comme si mon habitude de l'utiliser était une tare.

J'utilise tous les jours ma voiture pour aller travailler. Mais là personne ne ressent le besoin de me faire remarquer : ET SI ELLE TOMBE EN PANNE, HEIN ?

Ben si elle tombe en panne, je ferai ce qu'il faut aussi pour palier. Comme pour le GPS.
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Airbnb EngeliBooking sonrasında Airbnb'nin de engellenme ihtimali ortaya çıktı.

Booking Sonrası Airbnb Engeli de Gelebilir! yazısı ilk önce HaberTekno üzerinde ortaya çıktı.

          Green Pearl and Peridot Choker Necklace Peridot Gemstone Birthstone Handmade Jewelry Minimalist Green Pearl Necklace by CapitalCityCrafts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

58.00 USD

Lovely gemstone peridot faceted briolettes sparkle with celery green freshwater pearls in this minimalist green pearl and necklace. The pearls are about 4mm, there are seven to the inch. The fresh green sparkling peridot briolettes are about 6mm. Tiny sterling silver balls add a bit of shine. A very feminine design in pale shades of green. If your birthday is in August, this necklace is the perfect peridot gemstone for you This green pearl and peridot choker necklace is a beautiful soft shade of green that may be perfect for your wedding. If you like this minimalist necklace design, but need other colors, please write to me. I love making customized jewelry just for you!

The green pearl and peridot handmade choker necklace is 15" long plus 2" of sterling silver chain for adjustment with a spring ring closure. If you need a slightly different length, please write to me with your request.

Handmade in USA, shipped in a gift box from New Jersey. The necklace will be shipped to US addresses via USPS priority mail insured to assure its safe arrival. If you have a different shipping request, please note on your order. International shoppers, please contact me with your details.
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2 Rincon st., Malinta, Valenzuela City. We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business....
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2 Rincon st., Malinta, Valenzuela City. We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business....
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          Forty Years on and Cyber-Criminals Still Prefer Spamming Mails      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


The starting of a spam mail is now four decades past. Still we find cyber-criminals prefer spamming messages just as much for the distribution of their malicious software, execution of scams and deliverance of malevolent URLs.



Read the rest of: Forty Years on and Cyber-Criminals Still Prefer Spamming Mails

          Comentário em ABNT: Aproveitando o desconhecimento da sociedade e do poder público sobre a normalização no Brasil, a atual diretoria da Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT) continua a perpetrar seus mandos e desmandos por hayrton      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
O texto pode ser copiado no próprio silte. Se tiver dificuldades, me avise. Hayrton
          Fall Skripal USA verhängen neue Russland-Sanktionen wegen Giftanschlag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wegen des Giftgasanschlags auf den ehemaligen russischen Doppelagenten Sergej Skripal und seine Tochter verhängen die USA ...
          Comentário em ABNT: Aproveitando o desconhecimento da sociedade e do poder público sobre a normalização no Brasil, a atual diretoria da Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT) continua a perpetrar seus mandos e desmandos por Carlos José Freire Ribeiro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
bom dia, o SR pode me enviar este texto completo em PDF para que eu possa discutir com meus colegas ?
          Reactie op Tommy Robinson staat op de loonlijst bij Robert Shillman door Krispijn Beek      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
@2 dissidenten mogen best aan de bak komen. Er is alleen een verschil tussen dissident zijn en in je levensonderhoud weten te voorzien, en een ton per jaar verdienen met de democratische rechtsstaat trollen. Ik ken weinig Soros fellows die een ton per jaar verdienen. Jij wel? @3 en @6 wederom een briljante onderbouwing. Je bent in vorm vandaag. Wat betreft het feit dat Robinson vervolgd wordt door de Engelse overheid voor het overtreden van wetten: volledig terecht. Zoals het ook volledig terecht is als milieuactivisten in zo'n geval vervolgd worden. Gedachtenexperiment: als de voormalige USSR dit soort bedragen had betaald aan figuren als Robinson, wat zou je dan een toepasselijke straf hebben gevonden?
          This Crypto Scam Botnet Consists of Over 15,000 Separate Bots      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This Crypto Scam Botnet Consists of Over 15,000 Separate Bots

Researchers at Duo Labs have discovered that Twitter is home to at least 15,000 scam bots and have published their findings in a new report.

Between May and July of 2018, staff members observed, collected and analyzed nearly 90 million public Twitter accounts that had released over 500 million tweets. In addition, researchers also examined elements of each account including profile screen names, number of followers, avatars and descriptions to gather one of the largest accumulations of Twitter data ever studied.

Among the report’s most interesting finds was a sophisticated “cryptocurrency scam botnet,” which consists of at least 15,000 separate bots. The botnet ultimately siphons money from individual users by posing as cryptocurrency exchanges, news organizations, verified accounts and even celebrities. Accounts in the botnet are programmed to deploy malicious behaviors to evade detection and look like real profiles.

Researchers were also able to map the botnet’s three-tiered structure, which consists of “hub” accounts that are followed by many bots, scam publishing bots, and amplification bots that specifically like tweets to increase their popularity and appear legitimate.

Olabode Anise, a data scientist and co-author of the report, explained, “Users are likely to trust a tweet depending on how many times it’s been retweeted or liked. Those behind this particular botnet know this and have designed it to exploit this very tendency.”

To discover the scam bots, researchers utilized subsets of varying machine-learning algorithms and built features that could train them to locate the bot accounts. Among the five considered algorithms were AdaBoost, Logistic Regression, Random Forest, Naive Bayes and Decision Trees. It was discovered that Random Forest outperformed the other algorithms during the initial testing phases. From there, three individual models of the algorithm were trained to deal with both social and crypto spam bots.

Researchers discovered that bot accounts follow certain behaviors, which, once identified, made them easier to recognize. For example, bot accounts often tweet in short bursts, causing the average times between messages to remain low, while actual Twitter users often wait longer periods between their tweets.

Some methods for evading discovery, however, are more sophisticated. Bots often use unicode characters in tweets rather than traditional ASCII characters. They also use screen names that are typos of spoofed accounts’ screen names, and add white spaces between words and punctuation marks. Profile pictures are also edited to prevent image detection. Finally, many bots appear to follow the same accounts.

Twitter has suspended cryptocurrency spam bots in the past and usually identifies fake accounts quickly. Nevertheless, executives appear to have missed several portions of the latest scam project.

A Twitter spokesperson claimed, “Spam and certain forms of automation are against Twitter’s rules. In many cases, spammy content is hidden on Twitter on the basis of automated detections. When spammy content is hidden on Twitter from areas like search and conversations, that may not affect its availability via the API. This means certain types of spam may be visible via Twitter’s API even if it is not visible on Twitter itself. Less than 5% of Twitter accounts are spam-related.”

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

          Medical Imaging Senior Manager - Banner Health - Worland, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From detection and diagnosis to the treatment of illnesses and abnormalities, Banner Health’s varied medical imaging and radiology services help physicians...
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          Stanford scientists tie specific brain circuit to sociability in mice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Stanford Medicine) Social behavior in mouse models of autism spectrum disorder normalized when investigators triggered the release of a specific signaling substance, serotonin, in a single part of the animals' brains, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
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Ahlhorn/Landkreis ld/usu Die Verkehrswacht für den Landkreis Oldenburg ist auf der Suche nach einem neuen Trainingsgelände. Nur noch bis Ende 2018 kann sie das Areal auf dem ehemalig ...
          Top 20 Best Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Trading Bots (Review)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bots have been used by humans for the purpose of having an extra hand in performing the task which is already being performed by humans in an expeditious pace or without an intervention 24/7. These bots can be programmed for both, efficaciously ethical and maliciously ruinous purposes with web crawler being one of the very […]
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Arcivescovo Vaticano crea la propria "verità"

L'arcivescovo Rino Fisichella, presidente del Pontificio Consiglio per la Nuova Evangelizzazione, è arrabbiato con chi fa notare che la Amoris Laetitia di papa Francesco contraddice la Veritatis Splendor del 1993 di Giovanni Paolo II.

Parlando a (6 agosto, Fisichella afferma perfino che i critici non avrebbero "alcuna fedeltà alla tradizione della Chiesa". Ma proprio questo è vero per la Amoris Laetitia e per i suoi apologisti.

Definisce la distorsione della Fede da parte di Francesco uno "sviluppo della dottrina”.

Secondo Fisichella, dobbiamo avere un "concetto dinamico" della verità. Questo si chiama comunemente relativismo, un concetto che permette du dire tutti e il contrario di tutto, cancellando la distinzione tra verità e bugie.

Fisichella è abbastanza ingannevole da non predicare il suo relativismo in totale apertura. Pertanto crea un nuovo mondo, dicendo che la verità "è una dimensione non fissista".

Quelli che come Fisichella usano la "verità" come se cambiasse come il tempo di solito si chiamano bugiardi.

Per Fisichella, la Chiesa non può accettare una verità "chiusa in se stessa". Tuttavia, per sua stessa natura, la verità è sempre legata alla realtà, mentre le teorie di Fisichella producono un intrico di false illusioni che non hanno riscontro al di fuori della mente di Fisichella.

Foto: Rino Fisichella, © Riccardo Rossi CC BY-SA#newsSgvrjgdlwc

"Tali parole sono bugie" - Cardinale Sarah

La contraccezione va rifiutata non solo perché la Chiesa la proibisce, ma perché è intrinsecamente maligna - ha detto il cardinale Robert Sarah il 4 agosto in un discorso all'abazia benedettina Anne de Kergonan a Plouharnel, Francia.

Secondo, Sarah ha dichiarato che la contraccezione riduce le donne a un "oggetto di piacere".

Sarah mette in guardia da coloro [come papa Francesco nella Amoris Laetitia] che affermano che circostanze o situazioni concrete possono giustificare l'uso di contraccettivi:

“Tali parole sono bugie" Sarah ha aggiunto, definendo tali teorie "aberrazioni".

Foto: Robert Sarah, Abbey Anne de Kergonan, #newsNfgyclpuoa

Risolto il misterioso caso del n. 2358?

Dopo il mio articolo sul n. 2358 del Catechismo della Chiesa cattolica( nel quale riprendevo un’indagine svolta da padre John Zuhlsdorf ( molti lettori mi hanno scritto e alcuni di loro (chi gentilmente, chi con una certa aggressività) mi hanno suggerito di andare a controllare la prima versione del Catechismo.
L’ho fatto e in effetti ho trovato che per quanto riguarda il n. 2358 tra la prima versione del 1992 e l’editio typica, normativa, del 1997, esiste una differenza.
Ecco il testo del n.2358 nell’edizione 1992: «Un numero non trascurabile di uomini e di donne presenta tendenze omosessuali innate. Costoro non scelgono la loro condizione omosessuale; essa costituisce per la maggior parte di loro una prova. Perciò devono essere accolti con rispetto, compassione, delicatezza. A loro riguardo si eviterà ogni marchio di ingiusta discriminazione. Tali persone sono chiamate a realizzare la volontà di Dio nella loro vita, e, se sono cristiane, a unire al sacrificio della croce del Signore le difficoltà che possono incontrare in conseguenza della loro condizione».
Ed ecco il testo del n. 2358 nell’editio typica del 1997: «Un numero non trascurabile di uomini e di donne presenta tendenze omosessuali profondamente radicate. Questa inclinazione, oggettivamente disordinata, costituisce per la maggior parte di loro una prova. Perciò devono essere accolti con rispetto, compassione, delicatezza. A loro riguardo si eviterà ogni marchio di ingiusta discriminazione. Tali persone sono chiamate a realizzare la volontà di Dio nella loro vita, e, se sono cristiane, a unire al sacrificio della croce del Signore le difficoltà che possono incontrare in conseguenza della loro condizione».
Il vecchio testo è proprio quello che troviamo nella versione inglese Intra Text del Catechismo.
In effetti l’attuale edizione del Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica, promulgata nel 1997, rispetto alla prima all’edizione, del 1992, presenta un centinaio di modifiche, alcune delle quali riguardano proprio la voce «omosessualità». Per restare sempre al n. 2358, se nel testo del 1992 si parlava di «tendenze omosessuali innate», in quello finale del 1997 si parla invece di «tendenze omosessuali profondamente radicate».
Resta la domanda: il fatto che nella versione inglese Intra Text del Catechismo si trovi il vecchio n. 2358 è un errore tecnico oppure qualcuno ha voluto che risultasse il testo del 1992?
Non tirerò in ballo la solita frase andreottiana sul pensare male, però in effetti, visto il clima generale, diciamo che è difficile reprimere un pensierino malizioso.
In ogni caso, credo si tratti effettivamente di errore tecnico. Il che naturalmente non elimina tutto il problema riguardante la posizione del padre James Martin e della sua partecipazione ufficiale al prossimo Incontro mondiale delle famiglie.
Ringrazio i lettori (anche quelli più aggressivi) che mi hanno aiutato nella ricerca ulteriore e chiedo umilmente scusa per non essere andato fino in fondo nell’indagine. È proprio vero che non si finisce mai di imparare!
Aldo Maria Valli

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XXIV - Omaggio alle chiese natie: San Bernardino. Seminascosta da un maestoso "Cedrus deodara", la chiesa di San Bernardino da Siena, è la chiesa del seminario arcivescovile, e quindi non ha mai avuto una funzione parrocchiale 
di Francesco Lamendola  

Il discorso sulla crisi delle vocazioni è molto complesso e ci porterebbe lontano; pure, è giusto e doveroso dedicarvi almeno qualche riflessione. Tanto per cominciare, parlar di crisi delle vocazioni, come si faceva quaranta o cinquant’anni fa, è decisamente riduttivo: non ci troviamo di fronte a una semplice crisi, perché la crisi è un evento drammatico ma temporaneo; ci troviamo di fronte, molto probabilmente a una tendenza strutturale della società moderna, a una tendenza costante e, forse, irreversibile, la quale sta raccogliendo quel che ha sempre seminato: incredulità, materialismo, irreligiosità, consumismo, idolatria del mondo, dei suoi miti (anche politici), dei suoi pseudo valori.

 Se è chiaro, da un lato, che nella società secolarizzata non esistono più le condizioni perché un giovane sia incoraggiato a seguire la sua vocazione religiosa, e le famiglie siano indotte a sostenerlo nella sua scelta, dall’altro ci sembra si possa dire che la peggior risposta possibile a questo stato di cose consiste nell’inaugurare la stagione dei saldi di fine stagione, vendere a prezzi stracciati la merce della fede e reagire al distacco degli uomini dal sacro, togliendo il sacro e laicizzandolo perfino più di quanto non pretendano di fare i nemici della Chiesa. Mettiamoci nei panni di un giovane dei nostri giorni. Per il tipo di società in cui vive, per la famiglia da cui proveniente, per l’educazione che ha ricevuto, per gli amici ha frequentato, per i film che ha visto e per i libri che ha letto, i casi sono due: o è diventato un perfetto deficiente, un prono adoratore del consumismo, un individualista di massa che biascica le giaculatorie del politicamente corretto, sì all’accoglienza, no al razzismo, Vade retro Salvini, eccetera (e il merito di averlo ridotto così va tutto, o quasi tutto, alla generazione degli adulti, insulsi e banali come lui), oppure, caso ovviamente più raro, anzi quasi miracoloso, ma non infrequente, ha sviluppato gli anticorpi contro l’idiozia sociale programmata, si è formato una propria coscienza, ha difeso la propria anima, e allora potrà essere e diventare qualsiasi cosa, ma non l’ennesimo cagnolino scodinzolante del sistema di menzogne in cui viviamo. Sarà generoso, appassionato, affamato e assetato di verità, di giustizia, di Parole di vita terna. Forse sarà arrivato a Gesù Cristo per una strada tutta sua; ma se pure avesse avuto un’educazione cattolica, l’avrà ripensata, si sarà guardato intorno, avrà fatto le sue deduzioni e si sarà accorto che qualcosa non torna, che i conti sono tutt’altro che in ordine e che, per dirla tutta, la Chiesa non è affatto quel che dovrebbe essere, quello che era ed è sempre stata, ma che è diventata una cosa nuova, ibrida, indefinibile, una gelatina che chiunque può stirare o accorciare secondo i propridesiderata, ma che, nel complesso, si trova in ostaggio di un clero eretico e apostata, che ha tradito, scientemente o meno, la propria vocazione, per farsi servitore e annunciatore di questo mondo (bella novità: lo fanno già, da almeno tre secoli, i laicisti e i nemici dichiarati dalla Chiesa: non si sentiva proprio la mancanza di questi adulatori tardivi, che si presentano festanti a tempo scaduto e a tavola ormai da anni sparecchiata). In lui vi è un fortissimo bisogno di raccoglimento, interiorità, spiritualità: non gl’interessa, né sa che farsene, di una chiesa che sia una brutta scimmiottatura del mondo, di una Messa che somiglia una kermesse, di un catechismo che si può cambiare in qualsiasi momento, di una pastorale che si riduce ad approvare tutto, a benedire tutto, anche il peccato, anche il male. Un giovane come quello che abbiamo delineato non sa che farsene di un monsignor Sosa che dice di non sapere cosa disse Gesù, perché all’epoca non c’erano i registratori: sono discorsi storicisti e razionalisti vecchi di tre secoli, sanno di muffa, altro che novità; via, nella spazzatura! E non sa cosa farsene di monsignor Paglia, che ha affrescare il duomo di Terni con una apoteosi del peccato e dei peccatori, tutti portati in Cielo senza conversione, né pentimento, né riparazione: via, robaccia di bassa lega, merce avariata, ammuffita e rosa dai vermi! Né sa cosa farsene di monsignor Galantino, che parla sempre e solo dei migranti, del loro diritto all’accoglienza, e che definisce lo scisma protestante un dono dello Spirito Santo: anche lui è in ritardo di cinque secoli, tanto valeva farsi luterani nel 1500; oggi è ridicolo, per non dir penoso. E meno di tutto sa che farsene di un papa che non fa il papa, che fa l’antipapa; che non incoraggia e non rafforza la fede, ma la mina e la mette in crisi; che non dà certezze ai fedeli, ma instilla continuamente dubbi; che passa il tempo a dir male dei cattolici, a insultare le loro credenze, e a cambiare a suo talento la dottrina, e intanto si profonde in lodi, dichiarazioni di stima e genuflessioni per tutti i peggiori nemici della Chiesa e della morale cristiana: per una signora che ha procurato personalmente migliaia di aborti, per un giornalista che da sempre capeggia il partito massonico, per gli imam che non sanno neppure cosa sia il terrorismo islamico, tanto sono pacifici e bene intenzionati verso i cristiani, si vede che li milioni di cristiani perseguitati a morte e costretti a fuggire dalla Siria, dall’Iraq e da altri Paesi sono un’invenzione dei fondamentalisti cattolici, una fisima dei conservatori.

0 seminario udine
L'imponente ingresso del seminario (o piuttosto ex seminario) di Udine.

No, di tutta questa gente, di questi discorsi, di questi esempi, un giovane che si senta spinto a entrare in semiario, oggi, per amore di Gesù, per servite il Vangelo e diffonderlo nel mondo, non sa  cosa farsene: anzi, li detesta addirittura. Di questo sentimento abbiamo le prove, avendone parlato con numerose persone. A un giovane prete abbiamo chiesto che ne pensa di Bergoglio; ha risposto: Quando lo vedo alla televisione, provo un fastidio fisico e devo spegnere o cambiar canale. Anche se i mass media ci dipingono una realtà completamente diversa, anche se per L’Avvenire e Famiglia Cristiana questo è il papa migliore della storia, e vorrebbero farlo santo subito, ancora in vita, e già gli tributano un culto come se lo fosse, la realtà è che moltissimi cattolici, e anche un certo numero di sacerdoti, non lo sopportano più: non sopportano di vedere la sua faccia, di udire i suoi discorsi, quel suo tono di provocazione e di sfida, quel suo perverso gusto di scandalizzare, di turbare, di confondere. Non lo percepiscono come il buon pastore, ma come un lupo travestito da pastore. Sanno perché è stato eletto e da chi è stato eletto, e per fare cosa; vedono che sta facendo quel che gli è stato prescritto di fare, e ne sono inorriditi. Vedono chiaramente che costui sta distruggendo la Chiesa, sta polverizzando l’opera di duemila anni di storia, e che è stata scritto col sangue e coi sacrifici di generazioni e generazioni di santi, di vergini, di mistici e di martiri. Certo, non sta facendo tutto da solo: la situazione era matura per vibrare il colpo.

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Come un divo del cinema? A molti cattolici ormai la sua faccia dà solo fastidio.

Ora possiamo riconoscere almeno tre forze che concorrono a distruggere la Chiesa. La prima è la forza della secolarizzazione, che è passata dalla società profana al clero e soprattutto ai teologi, e che, attraverso i teologi, e facendo leva sulla loro superbia intellettuale, ha gettato la confusione e lo sconforto dentro il popolo cristiano, abbassando la prospettiva dell’altro mondo alle dimensioni di questo mondo, riducendo le verità eterne a verità storiche, la fede nella vita eterna in una fede nella vita presente. La seconda forza è la massoneria ecclesiastica, una cui importante diramazione è la lobby gay del Vaticano: un piccolo ma potentissimo gruppo di cardinali, vescovi e superiori di ordini religiosi, che hanno il compito di distrugger dall’interno la morale e la dottrina. La terza forza è data dal conformismo, dall’insipienza, l’opportunismo e l’ambizione di tutti quei personaggi, grandi e piccoli, consacrati e laici, che assecondano il colpo di mano dei gesuiti, per conservare le loro poltrone, le posizioni di potere e le carriere. Tuttavia il nostro giovane si chiede che senso abbia seguire Gesù, per imitare le cose più discutibili di quaggiù. Edonismo per edonismo, non è meglio la discoteca del seminario?...
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                             XXIV - Omaggio alle chiese natie: San Bernardino

di Francesco Lamendola

Vaticano, ufficio di collocamento anti-suicidi. Vademecum per Bergoglio

Il Papa: “Suicidi, dipendenze e uscita verso la guerriglia sono le tre opzioni che i giovani hanno oggi, quando non c’è lavoro”

Suicidi, dipendenze e uscita verso la guerriglia sono le tre opzioni che i giovani hanno oggi, quando non c’è lavoro”. La frase, non è uscita dalla bocca di un indefesso marxista  antagonista del turbocapitalismo, da un discepolo di Sigmund Freud o da un operatore del Sert, bensì da papa Francesco. Mercoledì 1 agosto scorso durante un discorso a braccio tenuto in occasione dell’incontro con i partecipanti al corso European Jesuits in Formation, Bergoglio ha precisato che "i giovani senza lavoro hanno solo tre opzioni: suicidio, cocaina o arruolamento nell'isis".
Prima della clamorosa rivelazione del capo della chiesa, ci avevano fatto credere che il suicidio è il gesto autolesionistico più estremo tipico delle persone affette da  disturbi mentali e psichiatrici; che il tossicodipendente si droga per inquietudine, smarrimento, solitudine, noia e incapacità di dare un senso alla vita; che i giovani che si arruolano nel califfato lo fanno per servire la causa di Allah, sconfiggere gli infedeli e soprattutto, in caso di morte, per accompagnarsi nell'aldilà con 72 vogliose vergini.
Generalmente si dice che alle parole devono seguire i fatti. Se come ha detto il capo della chiesa, la radice di tutti i mali è la disoccupazione, non sarebbe cosa buona e giusta che trasformasse il vaticano da ufficio catechistico a ufficio di collocamento e le chiese da casa di Dio ad agenzia di lavoro? Drogati e suicidi cesserebbe, lo stato islamico sparirebbe, e la terra troverebbe pace. Grazie papa Francesco.

 di Gianni Toffali

Le parole di Bergoglio e il sogno di don Bosco... Il futuro della Chiesa è nell'Eucaristia e in Maria!

Amici, un articolo di qualche mese fa che non conoscevo e che, penso, valga la pena riproporre perchè assolutamente attuale...

Il portale canadese di lingua francese riporta un'intervista con il vescovo di Rouyn-Noranda, mons. Dorylas Moreau, il quale riferisce nei termini che seguono la risposta che gli sarebbe stata data da papa Francesco a una sua preoccupazione circa la mancanza di sacerdoti nelle piccole comunità: «Senta, Lei dimentica due cose: il futuro della Chiesa è più attorno alla parola di Dio che attorno all'Eucaristia"». Per la parola di Dio, prosegue l’arcivescovo riportando il pensiero del Papa, «non c'è necessariamente bisogno di sacerdoti per esprimerla e metterla in opera nei nostri ambienti». Il Papa, secondo mons. Moreau, avrebbe «insistito molto sulle opere di misericordia. Ma questo è nuovo, è fare il bene, prendersi cura dei poveri, essere aperto sul piano della giustizia, ecc. E questo che darà la testimonianza della Chiesa».

Questa è una notizia per la quale attendiamo con viva ansia un'immediata smentita o una precisazione da parte di chi di dovere. Da queste parole, infatti, potrebbe sembrare che il Papa veda, nel futuro della Chiesa, l’Eucaristia passare in secondo piano per mettere al centro incontri di preghiera per ascoltare la parola di Dio. Il sacrificio eucaristico, vale a dire la Messa, finirebbe poi per scomparire del tutto, poiché molti penserebbero che ciò favorisce un cammino comune con i protestanti. Questo è del resto ciò che fanno non pochi cattolici in Germania, che vanno a domeniche alterne alla Santa Messa e alla funzione luterana, quasi che una valesse l’altra. In entrambe, così essi pensano, i fedeli cristiani si riuniscono per ascoltare la parola di Dio.

Non è buona cosa che dalla bocca del Papa escano tali “profezie”, quasi che tutto questo fosse ineluttabile, e dopo tutto quasi accettabile.

Vale la pena quindi ribadire che la Santa Messa, riproposizione incruenta della Passione e della morte in Croce di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo, è il centro della vita del cristiano, e non è sostituibile, quanto a valore, da un ascolto qualsiasi della Parola di Dio o incontro di preghiera, e ciò vale e varrà sempre, indipendentemente dal numero di sacerdoti che operano tra i fedeli.

Per una completa e vera testimonianza cristiana non è sufficiente neppure la sola carità verso il prossimo - sarebbe solo ed esclusivamente una testimonianza umana - giacché essa deve essere compiuta in comunione con il sacrificio redentivo di Cristo.

Essa infatti non sostituisce né la Santa Messa né la preghiera, poiché il Primo Comandamento è l'amore per Dio, seguito da quello che esige l'amore per il prossimo, il quale rappresenta la naturale e immediata conseguenza - ma solo una conseguenza – del vero amore che abbiamo per Dio con tutto il nostro essere. Così come non c'è amore per Dio se non si amano i fratelli, egualmente non c'è amore per i fratelli se al centro della nostra vita non c'è Dio, e se manca la celebrazione eucaristica che ripropone il supremo atto di amore e di misericordia di Gesù Cristo, Dio fatto uomo. Infatti è proprio dal nutrirsi del Corpo e del Sangue del Signore che riceviamo la forza, tra l’altro, per prenderci cura dei poveri, che non sono solamente le persone che versano in difficoltà di natura economica, bensì anche quelle che non conoscono l’amore di Dio.

Un esempio in questo senso ci viene dato dai martiri cristiani di Abitina, in Africa, che nel III-IV secolo dicevano al giudice che li stava per condannare a morte: «Sine dominico non possumus», intendendo per “domenica” la celebrazione eucaristica che si celebrava il giorno del Signore.

La riforma liturgica postconciliare ha di fatto reso non più evidente, come lo era prima, la totale trascendenza e alterità di Dio rispetto all'uomo, nonostante le quali, per la sua infinita misericordia, il Dio fatto uomo si fa pane e vino per nutrirci del suo Corpo e Sangue.

Tale processo è poi proseguito con la Comunione distribuita sulla mano dei fedeli, e con lo spostamento del tabernacolo dal centro dell'altare in angoli spesso invisibili delle chiese e altre numerose modifiche liturgiche che vanno nella medesima direzione. Ora moltissimi fedeli fanno la Comunione senza confessarsi o confessarsi bene - don Leonardo Maria Pompei, un parroco della Diocesi di Latina noto per le sue catechesi e omelie molto ascoltate sul web, dice che secondo la sua esperienza pastorale l'80% dei fedeli che si recano a fare la Comunione non si sono confessati bene, e farebbero bene a non alzarsi neppure dai banchi.

La situazione è ulteriormente peggiorata dopo Amoris Laetitia. Molti fedeli che vivono situazioni irregolari non sanate, per ricevere la Comunione, dalla decisione di vivere in castità assoluta, vengono accolti a fare la Comunione, e delle coppie che continuano a osservare l’obbligo di castità testimoniano di come ormai moltissimi sacerdoti li invitino a vivere come se fossero sposati in chiesa, poiché con l’esortazione post-sinodale di papa Francesco, asseriscono questi sacerdoti, tutto sarebbe cambiato.

Così come in altri Paesi occidentali, anche in Canada il numero dei sacerdoti è drammaticamente basso rispetto alle esigenze pastorali. Nella diocesi retta da mons. Moreau vi sono parroci che gestiscono contemporaneamente fino a otto parrocchie, e non è stato di grande aiuto neppure l'utilizzo di sacerdoti stranieri, provenienti principalmente dall'Africa francofona. Non è un caso che proprio nella Diocesi di Rouyn-Noranda il vescovo è ricorso a una suora per la “celebrazione” di un matrimonio, e c'è da credere che questa scelta farà scuola anche là dove non sussistono problemi di carenza di sacerdoti e rappresenterà un pretesto per assegnare a donne compiti pastorali quasi sacerdotali, con tutte le conseguenze che possiamo bene immaginare.

La soluzione al problema c'è e non è per nulla complessa. La Chiesa deve tornare alla purezza della dottrina quale essa ha sempre insegnato e che oggi, molto spesso, è stata abbandonata per cedere ai desiderata del mondo, negli ultimi tempi soprattutto con il pretesto della falsa misericordia.

Non è un caso che nelle comunità religiose legate alla Tradizione nascano e crescano moltissime vocazioni religiose e sacerdotali, segno che laddove la dottrina cattolica è sana, i fedeli hanno più possibilità di convertirsi, e percorrendo il cammino della conversione, chi è chiamato sente distintamente e segue l’invito del Signore a una vita di totale consacrazione a lui.

In questo senso ci viene incontro il sogno profetico di san Giovanni Bosco, quello della Chiesa, rappresentata da una nave in tempesta, che il Papa salva facendola ancorare a due colonne, l’Eucarestia e Maria Santissima.

Dobbiamo quindi essere attorno all’Eucaristia con Maria, che ci guida a suo figlio Gesù e salva la Chiesa dalle tempeste.


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Cari amici e nemici di Stilum Curiae, Dopo un breve periodo di vacanza torniamo – sia pure a mezzo servizio – in attività. Lo facciamo con un articolo piuttosto esplosivo di Super Ex (Ex di Movimento per la vita, di Avvenire, e di altre cose, ma, ancora, non ex cattolico; e vista la situazione, mica è poco) sullo scandalo McCarrick, sul cardinale Farrell, e in generale sulla ondata arcobaleno che sembra sommergere la Chiesa. Un’impressione che abbiamo avuto anche noi, spesso, negli ultimi anni, e che ci fa rimpiangere la silenziosa opera di pulizia compiuta da Benedetto XVI. Ma ecco Super Ex:
Caro Tosatti,
proviamo ad imitare il quotidiano Repubblica. Potrebbe essere un buon modo per farsi leggere da Bergoglio, assiduo lettore del giornale fondato da Eugenio Scalfari.

Tempo addietro Repubblica amava porre domande, con una certa insistenza, al premier Silvio Berlusconi, anche sulla sua vita personale, non propriamente integerrima.
Le domande da porre a Bergoglio sono queste: Kevin Joseph Farrell è davvero un sacerdote meritevole della berretta cardinalizia? Siamo certi che sia la persona adatta per ricoprire il ruolo di prefetto del nuovo Dicastero per i laici, la famiglia e la vita? E’, Farrell, l’ecclesiastico più indicato per esprimersi su questioni come l’affettività, il matrimonio, la morale sessuale?
Queste domande potrebbero nascere dalla semplice constatazione che il neocardinale tanto in auge per la sua adesione entusiasta ad Amoris laetitia esprime spesso concezioni eterodosse, e contribuisce potentemente ad imprimere una svolta pro LGBT nella Chiesa cattolica.
Ma c’è molto di più. Ci sono dei fatti veri e propri, fatti angoscianti di cui i media americani discutono da giorni, che in Italia sono stati magistralmente riassunti dal giornalista cattolico Riccardo Cascioli: “Farrell è stato per sei anni vicario generale di McCarrick (il cardinale progressista colpevole di molestie omosex e pedofile, ndr) a Washington, ci ha vissuto fianco a fianco (nello stesso appartamento, per volere di McCarrik, ndr) quando i seminaristi venivano insidiati dal porporato; e lo stesso McCarrick ha lanciato Farrell nella carriera ecclesiastica. Oggi Farrell dice di non aver mai sospettato di nulla né mai nessuno gli ha riferito di lamentele o chiacchiere intorno all’arcivescovo.Viste le dimensioni dei misfatti di McCarrick e le voci che si inseguivano da anni, la versione del cardinale Farrell ha dell’incredibile. Ci sono solo due possibilità: o mente spudoratamente in quanto complice di McCarrick o è talmente fuori dalla realtà di non accorgersi di quanto accade sotto i suoi occhi. Entrambe le ipotesi sono gravissime e da sole consiglierebbero le dimissioni immediate dall’incarico in Vaticano, ma la coincidenza con l’Incontro mondiale delle Famiglie, con la svolta gay che gli si vuole dare, rende la posizione di Farrell ancora più insostenibile”.
Proviamo a parafrasare: o Farrell è un cretino (e allora perchè nominarlo cardinale ed affidargli così importanti incarichi?), oppure, al contrario, è stato nominato vescovo e raccomandato per la berretta cardinalizia da un altro cardinale, il McCarrick, criminale conclamato, per una certa comunanza, se non di vita, quantomeno di idee (è quello che pensano la gran parte degli americani,. poco convinti dalle argomentazioni di Farrell.
A pensare male, diceva qualcuno, si fa peccato, però spesso ci si prende. Ma è difficile non pensare male, quando tutti gli indizi portano sempre nello stesso punto.
Qualcuno ricorderà che circa un anno orsono, proprio all’inizio dell’estate, un monsignore di curia fu colto in flagrante durante un festino gay a base di sesso e di dorga. Era il segretario di uno dei più autorevoli cardinali pro Bergoglio, Francesco Coccopalmerio, cui era stata da poco affidata la stesura di un trattatello esplicativo del capitolo VIII di Amoris laetitia. Anche in quel caso si venne a sapere che il Coccopalmerio nulla sapeva dei gusti e delle tendenze del suo fido segretario, conosciuto e frequentato da lungi anni, e raccomandato per la nomina a vescovo!
Finita qui? No, purtroppo. Tutti gli assidui lettore di questo blog conosceranno, almeno di nome, il cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, grande elettore e consigliere di Bergoglio, a suo tempo fustigatore poco elegante e molto sommario dei cardinali firmatari dei Dubia (gente, grazie a Dio, mai coinvolta in alcun genere di scandali).
Anche lui, guarda un po’, si è scelto un vice di cui ignorava le cattive abitudini, finchè queste non sono emerse alla luce del sole. E’ di pochi giorni fa, infatti, la rinuncia di monsignor Juan Josè Pineda, vice proprio di Maradiaga presso la diocesi di Tegucigalpa. Le ragioni alla base dell’abbandono del vescovo ausiliare sono connesse a “comportamenti non appropriati”, espressione che sembra alludere ad abusi sessuali ai danni di seminaristi.
La svolta LGBT nella Chiesa, ecco una precisa domanda per Bergoglio, è guidata da ecclesiastici che hanno problemi con il VI comandamento, ed in particolare con pedofilia e omosessualità?
A costo di apparire noiosi, sarà bene mettere in fila altri tre fatterelli, giudicherà il lettore quanto interessanti.
Il primo: Bergoglio, che ha nominato Farrell al Dicastero per i laici, la famiglia e la vita, ha scelto monsignor Vincenzo Paglia come presidente della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita e gran cancelliere del Pontificio istituto Giovanni Paolo II. Paglia non è soltanto l’uomo che ha esaltato la profonda “religiosità” di Marco Pannella, ma è anche colui che, da vescovo di Terni, ha affidato all’artista gay argentino Ricardo Cinalli il compito di affrescare una Resurrezione in cui Cristo sale al cielo tirandosi dietro due reti cariche di figure umane nude o seminude, con diverse figure di omosessuali e transessuali.
Il secondo fatterello lo prendiamo di peso da Il Giornale del 25 luglio: “L’Arcivescovo di Santiago è stato incriminato dalla Procura della capitale cilena per “occultamento di prove”. Il Cardinale Ricardo Ezzati Andrello (nominato cardinale da Bergoglio nel 2012, ndr), infatti, non avrebbe segnalato alle autorità competenti gli abusi sessuali commessi da diversi parroci della sua diocesi. Il prossimo 21 agosto, il prelato dovrà comparire in tribunale per sottoporsi all’interrogatorio condotto dagli inquirenti”.
Il terzo fatterello: basta un viaggetto a Roma, nelle sedi giuste, per sentire un vociare di fondo piuttosto diffuso, che allude ad una potente lobby gay di cui farebbero parte molti personaggi del cerchio magico scelto da Bergoglio, compresi monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, e, dite udite, o stesso segretario personale del pontefice, monsignor Fabian Pedacchio!
Potrebbero anche essere voci infondate, rilanciate da siti non propriamente benevoli con l’attuale corso vaticano
su questo link
anche questo 
questo pure
infine questo 
 ma il dubbio rimane: la svolta pro LGBT nella chiesa sembra senza dubbio provenire non tanto da una conversione teologica, piuttosto difficile da sostenere alla luce della dottrina, quanto da vite molto ambigue di prelati che hanno fatto tanta carriera, come McCarrick, nonostante i reati commessi, o, come Farrell, grazie a raccomandazioni e protezioni che rendono innegabilmente sospetto chi ne ha goduto.
Non rimane che chiedere di nuovo a Bergoglio: Kevin Joseph Farrell è davvero un sacerdote meritevole della berretta cardinalizia? Siamo certi che sia la persona adatta per ricoprire il ruolo di prefetto del nuovo Dicastero per i laici, la famiglia e la vita? E’, Farrell, l’ecclesiastico più indicato per esprimersi su questioni come l’affettività, il matrimonio, la morale sessuale?

Marco Tosatti

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XXII - Omaggio alle chiese natie: le Zitelle. La chiesa della Presentazione di Maria al Tempio o delle Zitelle è uno degli edifici religiosi più interessanti, meglio conservati a Udine ma al tempo stesso uno dei meno conosciuti 
di Francesco Lamendola 

All’interno di questa chiesa così umbratile, così vicina e tuttavia così lontana, a neppure cinque minuti di strada da Piazza San Giacomo e dal cuore della città, eppure pressoché sconosciuta alla gran parte degli udinesi, lo sguardo vaga piacevolmente dai dipinto agli stucchi, dalle sculture ai lampadari, dagli altari ai candelabri, e respirando l‘atmosfera densa, raccolta, mistica, eppure serena e quasi festosa per la ricchezza delle decorazioni e l’ariosità degli elementi decorativi, si sente, s’intuisce la forza della liturgia, della vera liturgia, non quella postconciliare, ma quella tridentina, con la sua solennità, con la sua spiritualità, con il senso della trascendenza, con la musica d’organo e il canto salmodiante; e la mente capisce, afferra in un lampo il segreto, o uno dei segreti essenziali, del perdurare della fede come patrimonio spirituale di una intera società, condiviso e tramandato di generazione in generazione. 

La cultura moderna riduce ogni cosa agli aspetti concreti, visibili, razionali; non vuol sentir parlare di miracoli, di mistero, di soprannaturale: vorrebbe portare anche la fede sul suo terreno preferito, quello della spiegazione logica delle cose, e s’infastidisce di tutto ciò che, a suo giudizio, serve solo a creare un nube confusa di elementi irrazionali, forse superstiziosi, che, a suo credere, non aggiungono niente, semmai screditano il senso puro della fede. Questi cristiani moderni e debitamente progressisti ritengono che quel che ha da dire il Vangelo, lo si può e lo si deve dire come piace al mondo moderno: riducendolo a una specie di parabola morale, a un codice di comportamento, che, peraltro, si può e si deve continuamente aggiornare, tenendo conto del progressivo modificarsi del sentire comune. In questa prospettiva, quel che viene a mancare completamente è, appunto, il mistero; anzi, il Mistero, nel suo strettamente teologico del termine: ciò di cui la mente umana arriva a comprendere sia la razionalità, sia la necessità, ma che non può comprende, tanto meno spiegare, con le sue sole forze, perché arrivare a capire e più che a capire, a sentire, è un dono che viene da Dio e non una umana conquista, come avviene, invece, nell’ambito del sapere scientifico. Viceversa, ciò che diventa centrale, in questa prospettiva, è la storia: la fede diventa storia, diventa il vissuto di una certa comunità in un certo periodo storico, che deve perciò essere continuamente aggiornate, affinché risulti credibile e “moderna” ai fedeli: se si può ancora usare la parola “fedeli” per indicare coloro che non credono se non ciò che vedono, che può essere interamente spiegato, che si deve accettare sena averlo visto. Tu hai creduto perché hai visto; beati quelli che crederanno senza aver visto, dice Gesù a san Tommaso, dopo avergli fatto mettere le mani nei forti dei chiodi che porta ancora sul corpo. Ma se la fede diventa una espressione della storia, allora la storia torna ad essere quel che era prima di Cristo e quel che sempre sarà senza di Lui: una gabbia, una prigione, una realtà chiusa e soffocante, dalla quale è impossibile evadere; le certezze eterne evaporano, si dissolvono; e la Speranza cristiana si allontana sempre più, fino a diventare evanescente. Cristo infatti  venuto nella storia, ma per spezzare le sue catene e per aprire agli uomini la via del Cielo; non per rinchiuderli nuovamente nella loro condizione terrena. Se era solo per questo, non c’era bisogno né che s’incarnasse, né che morisse, e soprattutto non c’era bisogno che risorgesse dai morti. Cristo è risorto perché era Dio, ma anche per mostrare agli uomini che il loro ultimo destino non è la storia, non è la carne, che conducono alla morte, ma la vita eterna. E per puntare a una simile meta, bisogna cessare di essere uomini carnali e diventare uomini spirituali; il che avviene mediante la grazia, la sola forza capace di sconfiggere il peccato.

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Giuseppe Cosattini, La Madonna col Bambino, S. Ignazio e san Bernardino.

De, poi, si riflette su quale sia la radice dell’idea progressista, secondo la quale la liturgia va semplificata, va ridotta, e soprattutto va antropocentrizzata (altare rivolto verso i fedeli, scambio di pace con la stretta di mano, canti della Messa che sanno più di Bob Dylan che di cristianesimo, e soprattutto ricezione della santa Eucarestia con le proprie mani, stando ritti in piedi), ci si accorge facilmente che risiede in un atteggiamento di superbia intellettuale. I progressisti, che sogliono definire se stessi “cristiani maturi”, o ”cristiani del dialogo”, come se, prima di loro, ci fossero solo chiusura e immaturità, quando addirittura non si definiscono senz’altro con slogan quali noi siamo chiesa, come se tutti gli altri cattolici ne fossero esclusi, si sono scordati le parole di Gesù: Se non diventerete piccoli come questi bambini, non entrerete nel regno dei Cieli. Essi credono che concedere spazio al Mistero, e ai simboli che ad esso rimandano, significhi indulgere ad una fede puerile, ingenua, non degna degli uomini moderni; e siccome ci tengono moltissimo ad essere moderni, vorrebbero sbarazzarsi di tutto ciò, ritenendolo un polveroso ed inutile ammasso di anticaglie. 

A loro non importa nulla se la secolare liturgia della Chiesa è sempre stata un aiuto per accompagnare le anime verso la trascendenza; a loro, così misericordiosi, ma solo a parole e solo con chi non è cattolico, non interessa se, private di quei simboli, le anime delle persone semplici, a cominciare, appunto, dai bambini, sono in certo qual modo allontanate dalla fede, perché non riescono più a visualizzare, sia pure in maniera simbolica, i contenuti della fede stessa. I progressisti ritengono di non aver bisogni di simboli o di riti particolari, ma di essere capaci di una fede “matura”, vale a dire fondata sulla loro presa di coscienza razionale. Un tipico esempio di ciò è stata la soppressione del latino come lingua liturgica, soppressione peraltro illegale, dato che nessun documento l’ha mai stabilita e visto che la Messa riformata è stata imposta de facto al clero e ai fedeli, passando letteralmente sopra le loro teste. I progressisti affermano che il latino, essendo una lingua “morta” (dal che si evince anche la loro colossale ignoranza), non si prestava più, da molto tempo, alle necessità liturgiche della Messa: evidentemente non si sono mai resi conto che chi non capiva la “vecchia” Messa di Pio V, non la capiva non perché fosse in latino, ma perché non era più in un atteggiamento di vera fede, e che nemmeno la capisce adesso che è in italiano, se “capire”, quando si parla della fede, significa qualcosa di più che afferrare i contenuti razionali di una certa cosa, come si può afferrare il senso di un problema di matematica. Così, quando padre David Maria Turoldo spezzava una coroncina del Rosario ed esclamava: Basta con queste superstizioni da Medioevo!, esprimeva il sentire di un tipico cattolicesimo progressista, il quale nutre fastidio e disprezzo per le preghiere consacrate dalla Tradizione, giudicandole formalistiche, inautentiche, esteriori; e non si preoccupava, oltre che dello scandalo gravissimo e della sofferenza che il suo gesto causava alle anime, nonché della offesa fatta alla Madre di Dio, del fatto che il Rosario è, di fatto, un validissimo aiuto alla preghiera, dal momento che non tutti sono capaci di pregare in maniera personale: cosa che non autorizza alcuno a sostenere che chi prega recitando l‘Ave Maria ha una fede meno matura e meno perfetta di quella di colui che prega con parole sue. Di nuovo: la maledetta, la non mai abbastanza esecrata superbia intellettuale. Del resto, lo vediamo bene dove  essa conduce: davanti ai referendum sul divorzio e sull’aborto, in entrambi i casi padre Turoldo si schierò a favore del mantenimento delle leggi approvate in Parlamento e diede torto ai cattolici che speravano di ottenerne l’abrogazione. È questa la nemesi dei superbi: credono di aver capito molto più degli altri, credono di aver capito tutto, e non hanno capito niente. Di fatto, scivolano negli errori più grossolani: errori non solo di dottrina, ma anche di morale, cioè di ordine pratico: proprio loro, che sempre si vantano di essere più vicini al comune sentire degli uomini. Ma un sacerdote che si dichiara pubblicamente a favore del divorzio e dell’aborto, è ancora un sacerdote? Anzi, è ancora un cattolico? Evidentemente no. A meno di pensare che i progressisti, e loro soltanto, abbiano il diritto di fabbricarsi, secondo i loro gusti e le loro convinzioni, un cristianesimo fatto su misura; operazione che hanno poi l’impudenza di dichiarare pienamente legittima, appunto perché loro riescono a leggere meglio, e più a fondo, nei contenti della divina Rivelazione. Evidente tautologia: loro capiscono meglio il Vangelo, perciò prendono decisioni che si discostano e che configgono frontalmente con il Magistero; però niente paura, perché loro sanno cos’è veramente il Vangelo, pertanto non stanno cambiando nulla, stanno solo approfondendo la fede…

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L'interno della Chiesa.

Qualcuno, che non ha mai avuto a che fare con loro e con la loro mentalità, potrebbe pensare che ciò che abbiamo detto dei cattolici progressisti sia eccessivo, ingiusto, ingeneroso. Il fatto è che chi ne ha fatto l’esperienza, sa che non ci sono limiti alla loro arroganza, al disprezzo e all’inimicizia che ostentano nei confronti degli altri cattolici, al punto da non ritenere questi ultimi nemmeno dei correligionari e da non sentirsi in dovere di usare, verso di loro, quella delicatezza e quella disponibilità all’ascolto che ostentano, invece, verso i protestanti e i seguaci delle religioni non cristiane.

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Islamici in una Chiesa Cattolica: il Concilio Vaticano II vuole anche questo?

Un piccolo esempio renderà l’idea. In un paese non lontano da Teramo, Villa Camera di Campli, il 3 agosto 2018, il parroco ha invitato in chiesa - non nel salone parrocchiale: in chiesa - l’imam della moschea locale, a parlare sul tema Gesù nel Corano (si faccia attenzione al titolo: Gesù e non Gesù Cristo, ovviamente perché, per gli islamici, Gesù non è il Cristo) e, per dare maggiore spazio all’evento, per quel giorno non è stata celebrata l’Eucarestia. Si noti che era il primo venerdì del mese e anche la festa del santo patrono. Due giovani che sedevano fra il pubblico (il fatto è riportato sul blog Chiesa e post concilio), al termine della conferenza, hanno chiesto ai due sacerdoti presenti se Gesù Cristo è ancora l’unico Salvatore, come insegna il Catechismo; al che uno dei due preti si è alzato bruscamente, dicendo che il dibattito non era previsto, e ha fatto per allontanarsi, dopo aver salutato cordialmente gli islamici. Uno dei due giovani gli ha chiesto. Reverendo, non saluta anche noi? Siamo fratelli nel Battesimo!, ma il sacerdote seccamente ha risposto: Non parlo con chi non professa la mia stessa fede ed ignora il Concilio! Evidentemente, gli islamici invitati quella sera professano la sua stessa fede, visto che con loro parla, mentre i cattolici che chiedono se Gesù è ancora il solo Redentore non appartengono alla stessa fede e quindi non meritano che si rivolga loro la parola. L’allusione al Concilio è eloquente: chi nutre dei dubbi sul pluralismo religioso inaugurato allora, non è più degno di essere considerato cattolico. Se ne deduce che i progressisti sono divenuti seguaci di una loro nuova religione: quella del Vaticano II…
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XXII - Omaggio alle chiese natie: le Zitelle

di Francesco Lamendola

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    XXIII - Omaggio alle chiese natie: Santo Spirito. La chiesa di Santa Elisabetta, o di Santo Spirito, è la chiesa del convento delle suore Ancelle della Carità, in cui si celebra la santa Messa secondo "il Vetus Ordo tridentino" di Francesco Lamendola
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    Omaggio alle chiese natie: la Pietà in piazzale Cella. Da non confondere con quella di Santa Maria della Pietà, era un edificio sacro molto amato dagli abitanti del borgo Grazzano e specialmente dai devoti della Vergine Maria di Francesco Lamendola
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    XXI - Omaggio alle chiese natie: il Tempio Ossario. Non è bello, o a noi, almeno, non è mai parso bello; imponente, questo sì: incredibilmente solido, massiccio, grandioso, a suo modo eroico, d’un eroismo intriso di retorica di Francesco Lamendola
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A man convicted for fraud makes his second appearance in the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court. The first was an attempt to have his sentence vacated via complaints of prosecutorial misconduct. Gregory Bartko not only discovered a government witness had perjured himself, but during his trial, the prosecution routinely delayed its production of evidence -- something the district court noticed. It didn't result in a new trial, but it did bring judicial hellfire down on the heads of the prosecution team.

The Fourth Circuit's 2013 decision doesn't pull punches.

A cursory review of this Court’s opinions reveals recent consideration of at least three cases involving discovery abuse by government counsel in this district. [...] And this case, which confronts us with three alleged constitutional violations—two instances of withholding discoverable evidence and one choice to leave uncorrected a witness’s false testimony—only adds to the list.


Mistakes happen. Flawless trials are desirable but rarely attainable. Nevertheless, the frequency of the “flubs” committed by this office raises questions regarding whether the errors are fairly characterized as unintentional…

[Quoting an earlier case involving the same prosecutor's office] “This is a repeat offense by the government. The order is entered by the court requiring disclosure by a certain date, and the government simply ignores it. And their explanation for ignoring it is, ‘I missed it. So what. There’s no prejudice.’ And it just happens again and again.

Moreover, the government’s responses to queries regarding its practices are less than satisfactory. For example, in this case, when asked at oral argument about its failure to correct Scott Hollenbeck’s testimonial misstatement regarding promises he had received, the government suggested that at the time Hollenbeck made the misstatement, trial counsel had no recollection of the promises made to him. But as Judge Keenan aptly noted, such an idea “just strains credulity.” [...] And here, when we gave counsel an opportunity to correct her farfetched assertion, she refused. Faced with such behavior, we must conclude that this office is uninterested in placating concerns about its practices.

In this case, the multiple prosecutorial "errors" failed to undermine the case against Bartko, resulting in the government getting away with multiple due process violations. The court notes this is the government acting in bad faith and rolling the dice that the presented case will survive its misconduct.

Remedies elude defendants because discovery violations ultimately prove immaterial to the verdict. But that is not the true problem. The problem is that the government appears to be betting on the probability that reams of condemning evidence will shield defendants’ convictions on appeal such that at the trial stage, it can permissibly withhold discoverable materials and ignore false testimony.

The court noted the violations may have been "harmless" in the context of this specific case, but they are far from harmless in terms of due process. The appeals court asked the DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate the US Attorney's office in North Carolina -- especially prosecutor Clay Wheeler's [ed: oh, the irony available at that link] -- repeated flouting of discovery rules and orders.

Five years later, Bartko is receiving his second opinion from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals -- this time pertaining to the DOJ's repeated refusal to hand over documents, specifically those related to the OPR's investigation of the prosecutor's office involved in his criminal case. The DOJ handed over a few documents listing Bartko as the "complainant," but for everything related to the court-requested investigation it gave him a Glomar.

The court is about as impressed with the OPR's arguments as it was with prosecutor Clay Wheeler and the US Attorney's Office during its last discussion with Bartko. From the opinion [PDF]:

Because Exemption 7(C) shields from disclosure “records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes” that “could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,” 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(C), to invoke Glomar, OPR had to make a threshold showing that the FOIA request seeks records “compiled for law enforcement purposes.” OPR also bore the burden of making an across-the-board showing that the privacy interest the government asserts categorically outweighs any public interest.


In defense of its sweeping Glomar response, OPR offered only a bare-bones declaration that “[t]he records requested by [Bartko] from OPR consist of complaints or allegations of misconduct which, if they exist, would have been compiled as part of OPR’s investigations of Department of Justice attorneys who are alleged to have committed specific acts of professional misconduct which, if proved, could result in civil or criminal penalties.” J.A. 207. That is not even in the ballpark.

Not only that, but the OPR's own statements on its investigatory process made it clear most cases are closed quickly due to lack of evidence and those that survive are shopped out to other offices to handle reprimands, etc. As the court notes, this disconnects OPR from its firmly-held illusion that it possesses "law enforcement" info.

[The] description of OPR’s review process reveals just how attenuated its “law enforcement” function is. For starters, most matters do not even result in an investigation, making a finding of law-enforcement-triggering misconduct implausible in the vast majority of cases. That summary treatment seems to have been what was accorded to the Fourth Circuit’s referral in Wheeler’s case because there is no record evidence or attestations from OPR indicating that they interviewed witnesses or requested additional documents for review.

The OPR also claimed any release of investigation records would violate prosecutor Clay Wheeler's privacy. The court says there's a slim possibility that might be true, but the DOJ has provided no reason for it to believe these assertions.

Much like its vaporous justification for claiming that the requested documents constituted law-enforcement records, OPR just sweepingly asserted that the disclosure of any record regarding any allegation of misconduct would be an unwarranted invasion of Wheeler’s privacy. OPR ignores altogether its obligation to specifically identify the privacy interest at stake, which can vary based on many factors, including frequency, nature, and severity of the allegations.

Not only that, but there's more than Wheeler's privacy interest at stake. The public also has a right to know about government misconduct -- an interest the DOJ apparently believes doesn't exist.

OPR also made no apparent effort to weigh any privacy interest against the countervailing public interest in the disclosure of information concerning allegations of government attorneys’ misconduct. OPR cannot issue a blanket proclamation that a loss of privacy would be “unwarranted” without considering whether there is a public interest that might well warrant it.

This puts Bartko in line for some disclosure, roughly five years after he asked for it. Unfortunately, it appears from what little he has received, the prosecutor who engaged in misconduct was allowed to resign and avoid an OPR investigation. But what he will finally obtain should show how often that office engaged in behavior bad enough to warrant official court notice. And that's something of interest to everyone, not just the person whose case suffered directly from this abuse of due process.

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how to embrace a minimalist lifestyle

Effortless ideas to embrace a minimalist lifestyle.

how to embrace a minimalist lifestyle

I never realized I was a minimalist. Honestly, I still feel like I have too much "stuff", but I'm always purging, letting go of things that only clutter our home and minds.

When I envision minimalism, I think modern. Reflecting on comments I receive and how I feel when our home becomes too cluttered, I realized that you can live a minimalist lifestyle with traditional taste and apparently, I've been doing so all along.

"Clutter smothers. Simplicity breathes." {Terry Guillemetes}

Some of our minimalism has sprouted out of need. My grandma always said "waste not, want not" and for years, it was an essential part of our lifestyle as Chris was in medical school and residency. We didn't have money to spend on extras, like decor.

As years passed and we could, I found myself to be more thoughtful with my purchases. Rather than purchasing something to fill a space, we made a commitment to save and purchase what we truly loved, which means that three and a half years after purchasing our home, we're still decorating.

Purging is also a constant. It's how I begin each organization project. There's a misconception that I don't have messy closets/spaces. I just might take a photo of what our guest bedroom has become this winter. The difference is, I don't let it spill over into other rooms {there's an invisible caution tape over the door and the fear of me screaming "don't go in there" running through the girls' heads until I have time to tackle it}.

"Organization isn't about perfection. It's about efficiency, reducing stress & clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life." {Christina Scalise}

If you want to embrace the less is more lifestyle, here are 5 ways to ease into a minimalist lifestyle:

  1. Designate a "safe" space for a little chaos. Nothing in our home is perfect. The basement is another example for that. You have to allow chaos to live somewhere when you have children. Or at least I do. The basement is that one place where kids can be kids, get creative, make a mess and I don't have to repeat myself 9 times begging them to pick it up. In fact, I rarely ask them to. 5 minimalist ideas to embrace
  2. Get everyone involved. We try to make de-cluttering and organizing an adventure. Like "girls, you received so many great gifts at your birthday parties, wouldn't it be fun to give some of our toys to kids who may not have very many?" They get excited to let go of their things. I assign each kiddo a task like "collect all the markers", "see how fast you can fill this trash bag" or "all dress up clothes in this bin".
  3. Take it one space at a time and ask yourself these questions: 
    1. Does it serve a purpose?
    2. Do you use it?
    3. Does it bring you joy?
      • if you answered no to any of these questions, let it go. Pare down to the things you really love and need. The rest is just "stuff". ideas how to pare down with a less is more approach
  4. Assess how you use the space and how you can use it better. Our bookcases are valuable space that were under-utilized for some time. Rather than decorate them with trinkets, we added baskets which hold household items like batteries, our dvd's, manuals, etc. The platters were just consuming space in a kitchen cabinet, but can be used when hosting get togethers. We frequently mix drinks at the bar cabinet as well! 
  5. When starting a project, consider how you can blend design and function. I always loved the way a wardrobe looked in a family room, but it consumes a significant amount of space, so it needs to be functional as well. We removed the coat closet in our foyer so in the winter it accommodates coats and in the summer, the same side is filled with throws we're not using. The drawers hold games, candles, and pillow covers. Another example of this is the lead image - my most frequently used platters and bowls are stored in the hutch for easy access, but also serve as decor. Any time a piece serves multiple purposes, it's a win in my book, er, home.5 ways to ease into a minimalist lifestyle

I hope you enjoyed these tips to ease into a minimalist lifestyle. My friend Christina recently sent me a list of questions and paired with reader questions, I have so much more to share! Please, if you have any questions or tips, leave them in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

My final tip to embrace a minimalist lifestyle is to realize less can be so much more.

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Carlos Esteban Portal ha sido reelegido Presidente de la Asociación Española de Normalización, UNE. La votación fue celebrada entre los integrantes de la Junta Directiva, según se contempla en los Estatutos de la Entidad. Esteban es el representante por AFME (Asociación de Fabricantes de Material Eléctrico) en este Órgano de Gobierno de UNE. Además, se […]

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По въпроса за приноса на медиите към политическите избори на гражданите и – в последна сметка – за отговорността на аудиторията.

Предупредени сме:

Ние нормализирахме медиите, които нормализираха Доналд Тръмп

Дистопията на Оруел не успя да се осъществи, но дистопията  на Хъксли успява: ние сме погребани под невежество, маскирано като информация; объркани от развлечение, маскирано  като новини; разсеяни от замайващо шествие от лъжи и гняв и отблъскващи противоречия; привлечени от лошото поведение и корупцията, които биха унищожили други администрации. Изгубихме контрола над нашето внимание, ако не над нашето правителство.

Хаосът от информация, гняв, конфликти, идентичност, постановки и любопитни подробности, които характеризират управлението на Тръмп, характеризират и медийната среда, която го създаде. Можеше ли Тръмп да спечели първичните избори и президентството, ако не беше се появявал в новините на кабелните телевизии, без митингите, предавани на живо по телевизията и без да управлява медийното отразяване с комфорта на своя Twitter акаунт?

Да  смяташ, че технологията е неутрална и  да предположиш, че технологията винаги е приятел на културата,  е чисто и просто глупост, предупреждава Постман. 

Тръмп управлява непохватно, но контролира общественото внимание майсторски. Той показва ежедневно как може да се удави истината в море от ирелевантност.

Препратки към Постман в  Amusing ourselves to Trump, Vox, 6 август 2018. На тази страница има и връзка към The Ezra Klein Show.

Eто и самото произведение на Постман, за което става дума  –  за  което и Зейнеп Тюфекчи напомня тази седмица.


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Nincs minimál ár!
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Divatos, minimalista, ultra vékony design.
Kompatibilis a következő készülékekhez: LG G3 D855 D850 D851 D830 / LG G4
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Millî Savunma Bakanlığı’na başvurarak, bedelli askerlik için başvuruda bulunan yükümlülerden Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı’na bağlı resmî eğitim kurumlarında görev yapan kadrolu ve sözleşmeli öğretmenler yönünden, celp planlamasının 17 Eylül 2018 tarihinden önce 21 günlük temel askerlik eğitimini tamamlayacak şekilde yapılmasını istedik.
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Teaching Assistant - English Are you a graduate of English with a 1st class honours degree from a well-respected university? Are you committed to training as either a secondary English teacher or primary teacher in the future? Would you like to spend the coming academic year supporting pupils in English within a Coventry secondary school? Are you flexible, adaptable, hard-working and able to empathise with young learners? *** English Graduate – 1st class or 2:1 only *** Graduate Learning Mentor/Teaching Assistant *** Coventry Secondary School *** 1 Year contract *** Ideal experience for future teachers *** Starts September 2018 If it’s your dream to become a teacher and to share your love of English literature and language with young minds, then this Teaching Assistant position with my client school in Coventry could be the winning ticket. Based to the south west of Coventry my client school is keen to appoint a first class English graduate to join them for the coming academic year on a full time basis as a Graduate Learning Mentor/Teaching Assistant. The school, set in beautiful grounds, is over 60 years old but has undergone extensive refurbishment and the addition of new buildings. The school’s catchment area takes pupils from both rural and city primary schools giving it a mixed and diverse feel. Their English department is looking to recruit a graduate of English to work closely with their GCSE pupils as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. The department has a fantastic tradition of achievement with high expectation of the teaching staff and its pupils. Due to these expectations they are only wanting to employ English graduates who have graduated with a good degree and have unrivalled levels of academic achievement at GCSE and A Level. The tasks of a Graduate Teaching Assistant are wide and varied and will be different everyday depending on the topic and structure of the lesson being taught. You will need to use your imitative in responding to the needs of the pupils and of the English Teacher you’re working with. It is essential you have a passion for English and literature and a desire to share your knowledge with pupils. You will also need the ability to adapt your approach dependent on the ability of the pupil(s) you’re assisting. This position is ideal for those that see themselves as future teachers, either as an English Teacher in a secondary school or a Primary Teacher with a literacy specialism. It’s hard work but at the same time very rewarding as you see improvement in the pupils you mentor. If you’re committed to Education and meet the above criteria, then please send in a copy of your CV to Eamon Malin at EduStaff. Please note: due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
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Teaching Assistant - Humanities Are you an exceptional humanities graduate with either a 1st Class or 2:1 honours degree ideally in history or geography? Are you looking to pursue a future career as a Humanities Teacher in a secondary school and need to gain valuable experience in a classroom? Are you able to commit to full time, term time work in a Coventry school as a Teaching Mentor in their humanities department? Are you flexible, hard-working and committed to a future in education? *** Subject Mentor/Teaching Assistant – Geography/History Graduate *** September 2018 start *** Coventry secondary school *** £55-60 per day *** High achieving school *** Group and 1:1 support This is a large, diverse secondary school in Coventry educating pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. Once housed in a traditional building the school has undergone extensive redevelopment to bring it up to date. The school has a rich and diverse mix of pupils giving any prospective, future teacher the opportunity to develop classroom skills that will stand them in excellent stead on the road to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). My client is a high achieving school that demands the best from both its pupils and teaching staff. Your excellent knowledge across the humanities will be used to good advantage both in a class setting, smaller groups and some 1:1 support. The pupils you will be working with are of mixed ability so it is crucial you can adapt your style and delivery to suit the needs of the class and individuals. You will be well supported in your role as a Subject Mentor/Teaching Assistant by the head of the humanities department and their teaching staff. This will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable classroom experience and learn best practice prior to studying to be a teacher, whichever route you take. This Teaching Assistant position is all about academic excellence combined with the motivation, flexibility and determination to succeed at whatever tasks you are given. If you are enthusiastic, reliable and 100% committed to education then this Subject Mentor/Teaching Assistant role could be perfect. Please send you CV to Eamon Malin at EduStaff. Please note: due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
          Niki Belucci: My House Special - Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A CLS kiadó My House sorozatának speciális kiadványa: Magyarország első számú női DJ-je,  Niki Belucci kevert-kavart ki a hallgatóknak egy jó kis mixlemezt.
1. Groovenatics – Joy (Bingo Players Remix)
2. Funkerman feat. I-Fan – Remember (Extended Mix)
3. Scorccio Ft. MC Schnorse – Hella Good (Malibu Breeze Remix)
4. Daniel Bovie feat. Roy Rox – Stop Playing With My Mind (Dub Mix)
5. Niki Belucci – Get Up (D. O. N. S. & DBN Meeting At The Beauty Salon Mix)
6. Eddie Amador pres. Pepper MaShay – Release Yourself (Eddie Amador’ s Club Mix)
7. B-Sensual feat. Virág – Be Myself (Extended final mix)
8. Michael Woods feat. Inaya Day – Natural High (Out Of Office Full Vocal Mix)
9. Chris Lake feat. Nastala – If You Knew (ATFC Main Mix)
10. ATFC feat. Yasmeen – Tell U Y (New Jack Swing Original Mix)
11. Juan Kidd & Felix Baumgartner feat. Lisa Millett – Now You’ re Gone (Original Version)
12. Kid Massive & DJ Groover feat. Elliotte Williams N’ dure – Sweet Dreams (Morris T Club Mix)
13. Spoon, Harris and Obernik – Baditude (Original Club Mix)
14. Elize – Hot Stuff (Hardwell Remix)
15. Ears & Vencel Vs B-Sensual – Soo Good 2008
Papírtokos CD, jó állapotban.
Személyes átvétel: Budapest 
Niki Belucci: My House Special
Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-08-29 21:42
          Jarrones de vidrio con flores frescas, complementos ideales para una mesa de verano      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Una vajilla sencilla, vasos y cubiertos acordes, complementados por unas flores frescas es todo lo que necesitamos para vestir la mesa de una barbacoa en el patio. Son los pequeños detalles, como un ramo de flores coloridas en el jardín, los que realmente nos ayudan a crear un buen ambiente. Algún toque simple es todo lo que se necesita para crear fácilmente el perfecto telón de fondo para cada ocasión.

Podemos elegir, en función de nuestro estilo, entre la elegancia clásica del lirio blanco del valle o una mirada minimalista con un simple arreglo colorido y para colocarlos un florero de cristal hecho a mano de la nueva colección Jolie de Villeroy & Boch puede ser la respuesta porque, por su sencillez, admite cualquier tipo de flor.

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Flores cerradas, en la cúspide de la floración, han sido la inspiración de los diseñadores para crear una forma armoniosa hecha a mano en vidrio transparente, en las elegantes y suaves tonalidades rosa pastel y malva, y la clásica sombra clara de Claire.

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Jolie es particularmente cool en el precioso tono azul Bleue, prestándose a sí mismo a una sucesión interminable de ideas florales. Tanto si lo que te gustan son los ramos opulentos y coloridos con muchas flores, como si prefieres ramitas verdes sencillas para un fondo suave, los jarrones de cristal como estos te permiten dar rienda suelta a tu imaginación para crear con ellos el ambiente floral perfecto en cada ocasión.

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          Dual Audio Recorder 2.4.1 [Grabación de audio]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dual Audio Recorder
¿Por qué cambiar el grabador de audio?
Un cambio significa renovación, cuando el usuario tiende a encontrar fallos e incidencias en un programa lo que debe hacer es cambiar por otro que le ofrezca una solución mejor y con menos problemas. En el campo de audio, hay muchos programas que no son una garantía de funcionamiento correcto, y para un buen trabajo de grabación de sonidos lo ideal es no encontrarse con ningún obstáculo que enlentezca el manejo del usuario. Para probar otras opciones aparece publicado un nuevo producto que brinda calidad y buen servicio, denominado Dual Audio Recorder.

Con Dual Audio Recorder se pueden probar las siguientes características:
- Grabación de audio en los formatos: OGG, WAV, WMA o MP3.
- Edición de los audios.
- Efecto de normalizar.
- Efecto amplificar el sonido.
- Las ediciones se realizan a tiempo real.
- Configuración de los dispositivos de grabación.
- Realizar efectos de fundido.
- Registro con archivos grabados.
- Muestra de las propiedades de los archivos grabados y reproducidos.

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          Johnny Carson’s onetime Malibu estate gets a $16 million price cut – to $65.2 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The estate includes a bench from Wimbledon that was given to him by NBC as a gift to commemorate his retirement from 'The Tonight Show.'
          Pequeña urbanización con chalets de diseño minimalista con p. m² Nerja      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pequeña urbanización con chalets de diseño minimalista con piscina privada, jardín, gran sótano y vistas al mar y a las montañas. Esta es una oportunidad única para comprar un chalet a estrenar, moderno y con piscina privada en Nerja a un precio...
3 baños piscina
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          El nuevo trabajo de Begoña Gómez en el Instituto de Empresa y otras cuatro noticias económicas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1. El Instituto de Empresa ficha a la esposa de Pedro Sánchez, Begoña Gómez. El Instituto de Empresa (IE) ha informado este miércoles en un comunicado sobre la incorporación de Begoña Gómez, esposa del presidente del Gobierno Pedro Sánchez, a su staff. En concreto, dirigirá el nuevo centro del IE África cuyo fin es la promoción del emprendimiento, la innovación, el liderazgo ejecutivo y el desarrollo de proyectos de acción social en el continente africano. 2. El número de pasajeros del avión se dispara un 8% en junio, mientras los usuarios del AVE crecen un 1,7%. El número de viajeros que ha optado por viajar en avión para desplazarse por el interior del país ha aumentado un 8% en junio respecto al mismo mes de 2017, mientras que los que eligieron los trenes AVE subieron un 1,7%, según datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 3. Trump anuncia más aranceles, mientras China apenas se inmuta y expande su comercio exterior un 8,6%. Casualidad o no en este tira y afloja entre las dos grandes potencias como Estados Unidos y China, el primero ha dado un paso más en la guerra comercial que mantienen ambos e impondrá aranceles del 25%a productos procedentes de China por valor de 16.000 millones de dólares, a partir del próximo 23 de agosto. 4. Presentan una plataforma para reclamar de forma colectiva a Ryanair. La plataforma En-colectivo, impulsada por QualityNova Consultores, ha anunciado su intención de presentar una reclamación conjunta contra la compañía aérea Ryanair por los perjuicios que la huelga de su tripulación de cabina ocasionó a más de 100.000 viajeros en España. 5. Musk sorprende a Wall Street con la posible retirada de Tesla, que se desboca en Bolsa. Las acciones de la compañía automovilística Tesla han cerrado este martes con una subida del 11% después de que el fudador y CEO, Elon Musk, anunciara en una serie de publicaciones en Twitter su intención de retirar a la empresa de la bolsa. Aunque la jornada bursátil empezó con cierta normalidad, Musk ha desconcertado a los inversores alrededor del mediodía cuando dijo en la red social que estaba «considerando privatizar Tesla a 420 dólares (la acción). Financiación asegurada».
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Las acciones de la compañía automovilística Tesla se desbocaron este martes al subir un 11 por ciento después de que su fundador, Elon Musk, anunciara en una serie de publicaciones en Twitter su intención de retirar a la empresa de la bolsa. Aunque la jornada bursátil empezó con cierta normalidad, Musk desconcertó a los inversores alrededor del mediodía cuando dijo en la red social que estaba «considerando privatizar Tesla a 420 dólares (la acción). Financiación asegurada». El anuncio fue tan inesperado y anómalo que varios de los medios de comunicación especializados apuntaban a un posible pirateo de la red social de Musk, subrayando el uso sospechoso del número «420», repetido varias veces, que en EE.UU. se utiliza coloquialmente para referirse a la marihuana. Aunque Tesla inicialmente no emitió ningún comunicado, el magnate sí que siguió dando detalles de su idea por la misma vía, explicando que «los accionistas podrían vender sus acciones a 420 o quedárselas y pasarse a privado». Los mensajes desataron una importante subida del valor de las acciones, de más de un 7 por ciento, y sobre las 13.00 hora local pasaba desde los 355,50 dólares por acción a casi 362 en cuestión de 5 minutos. Tras la intensa subida, a las 14.07, se suspendió la cotización en bolsa de la compañía ante la confusión de los inversores, que han considerado este martes la intervención de Musk como una mera «acción estratégica» para impulsar el valor de Tesla en un momento en el que se está poniendo en duda su viabilidad económica. Algunos de los expertos planteaban en los medios especializados si la maniobra del magnate era legal, aunque la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores de EE.UU. ya dijo en 2013 que las compañías podían anunciar sus decisiones en Facebook y Twitter. Tesla volvió a cotizar poco antes del cierre del día, a las 15.45 hora local (19.45 GMT), 15 minutos en los que sus acciones se dispararon hasta registrar una subida del 10,99 por ciento, con lo que llegaron a los 379,56 dólares al sumar 37,57 dólares a su valor en un sólo día. A la vez que volvía a cotizar, se hacía público un correo de Musk enviado a los empleados en el que explicaba que la decisión aun no es final, ya que aún tiene que ser aprobada, y enumeraba sus razones por las que consideraba beneficiosa una retirada de Wall Street. «La razón por hacer esto es crear un ambiente en el que Tesla pueda operar mejor. Como empresa en bolsa, estamos sujetos a los cambios salvajes en el precio de nuestras acciones, que pueden ser una distracción importante para todos los trabajadores de Tesla, quienes son todos accionistas», argumentaba el documento. Además, señalaba que estar en bolsa «significa que hay un gran número de personas que tienen incentivos para atacar a la compañía». Musk apuntó que la compañía necesita una estabilidad, dado que tiene «misiones a largo plazo», pero no descartó volver a bolsa en un futuro, cuando Tesla «inicie una fase de crecimiento más lenta y predecible». El anuncio de este martes se produjo después de que el empresario haya criticado abiertamente a los vendedores a corto plazo del mercado, que hacen fluctuar el valor de la empresa constantemente. El valor en mercado de Tesla, que salió a bolsa en 2010, es en la actualidad de unos 58.070 millones de dólares, pero si se consiguen vender las acciones a los 420 dólares que indicó Musk para retirar a la empresa de la bolsa, alcanzaría los 70.000 millones de dólares. La operación, además, sería la mayor compra de acciones privadas de la historia, y supondría liberar a la empresa de ciertas presiones, como el constante análisis público a la que está sometida y el tener que revelar cada trimestre sus resultados. Los inversores han mostrado su preocupación últimamente por la cantidad de gastos que acumula el fabricante de coches eléctricos y la duda de si sería capaz de reunir suficientes fondos para financiar sus proyectos de crecimiento, entre los que se incluyen nuevas fábricas y modelos.
          Częstochowa: Dwaj mężczyźni brutalnie pobici. Sprawcy trafili do aresztu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Policjanci z Częstochowy zatrzymali 20-latka i jego młodszego kolegę, podejrzanych o brutalne pobicie w centrum miasta i posiadanie narkotyków. Jak ustalili śledczy, mężczyźni, wspólnie z trzecim napastnikiem, zaatakowali pokrzywdzonych, bijąc ich i kopiąc po całym ciele. W trakcie przeszukania kryminalni […]

Artykuł Częstochowa: Dwaj mężczyźni brutalnie pobici. Sprawcy trafili do aresztu pochodzi z serwisu Radio Piekary.

          Le match Keïta-Cissé aura bien lieu, les recours de l’opposition rejetés      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Le président malien sortant, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, et le chef de file de l’opposition, Soumaïla Cissé, seront bien opposés au second tour de l’élection présidentielle le 12 août, a confirmé mercredi la Cour constitutionnelle malienne, en rejetant les recours introduits par l’opposition. La communauté internationale, présente militairement avec la force française Barkhane, qui a pris […]

L’article Le match Keïta-Cissé aura bien lieu, les recours de l’opposition rejetés est apparu en premier sur Senegal direct.

          Blanca Blanco nip-slip and curvy ass attraction on the beach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Blanca Blanco nip-slip and curvy ass attraction on the beach

Sexy American actress Blanca Blanco suffers a nip slip while enjoying a day under the California Sun in Malibu. Also her bikini ass surely turns heads!

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If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably already noticed that your furry friend is incredibly loyal, intelligent, playful, affectionate–and occasionally dirty. Once in a while, every dog needs a thorough...(read more)
          #9 Estos son los 8 electrodomésticos que más consumen en una casa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El artículo es cutre total: "el lavavajillas, sin ser imprescindible, es ya un habitual en los hogares españoles" parece una frase del NODO.
Si bien la nevera siempre está enchufada su compresor arranca y para. Ahora mismo, mi combi nevera+congelador (un bosch normalito) esta trabajando media hora cada hora y media con un consumo de 90Wh. Esto es 8 horas al dia de funcionamiento que dan un resultado de 720Wh cada dia. Con la "tarifa nocturna" tengo el KWh de dia a 0,2€ y el nocturno a 0,08€, en numeros redondos y poniendo impuestos, Como la tarifa nocturna son 14 horas cada dia el precio del kWh ponderado lo podemos poner en 0.13€, por lo que la nevera gasta 9,4 centimos cada dia, 35€ al año.
Sin embargo, en mi casa uno de los grandes consumidores es el PC, 150W a piñon un monton de horas cada dia, y la mayoria en horario diurno. Pero este nunca sale en los articulos copia-pega (son todos iguales desde hace años) de eficiencia energética.

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          19:30 Mission Weltall - Das harte Training der Astronauten      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Am 6. Juni 2018 startete Alexander Gerst zum zweiten Mal zur Raumstation ISS. Als erster deutscher Astronaut ist er diesmal Kommandant der Mission "Horizons". Das will gut vorbereitet sein. Astronauten arbeiten hart, um sich auf Weltraummissionen vorzubereiten. Einer der wichtigsten Ausbildungsstandorte der Europäischen Weltraumorganisation ESA liegt in Köln. Im Europäischen Astronautenzentrum EAC sind mehr als 100 Mitarbeiter beschäftigt. Ehemalige Astronauten und Experten aus verschiedenen Ländern kümmern sich darum, dass die künftige ISS-Besatzung optimal vorbereitet ist. Chris Capelle zum Beispiel war zuständig für die Tagesplanung von Gerst. Der Belgier organisierte dessen Arbeitsalltag minutiös. Nur so ließen sich die weltweit stattfindenden praktischen und theoretischen Trainingsmodule koordinieren. Zum Beispiel der Auffrischungskurs fürs ISS-Modul, den Gerst bei Trainerin Serena Bertone absolviert hat. Neuestes Mitglied im Kreis der ESA-Astronauten ist ein weiterer Deutscher: Matthias Maurer. Der 48-Jährige durchlief 2009 das gleiche Auswahlverfahren wie Alexander Gerst. Doch erst 2017 erfolgte seine Berufung zum Astronauten. Maurer spricht von einem wahr gewordenen "Erwachsenentraum". Auch hinter Maurer stand ein ganzes Team an Trainern und Ausbildern. In Köln trieb ihn Personalcoach Nora Petersen täglich mehrere Stunden lang zur körperlichen Fitness. Unterwasser-Trainer Hervé Stevenin bereitete Maurer im Übungsbecken auf seine wichtigste Prüfung vor. Die fand im Johnson "Space Center Houston" der NASA statt. Dort musste der 48-Jährige reale Notfallszenarien lösen – im Raumanzug und unter Wasser. Die "ZDF.reportage" hat die Stationen dieser einzigartigen Ausbildung begleitet und traf die Ausbilder und die Astronauten jenseits des Blitzlichtgewitters um anstehende Raketenstarts. Der Film zeigt Alexander Gerst bei den Vorbereitungen für seinen historischen Einsatz im All und ist dabei, als Matthias Maurer in seine letzte und wichtigste Prüfung geht.
          #251 Artículo censurado de Jorge Vestrynge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

#69 De verdad, no se puede ser más subnormal para escribir un comentario en X web quejándote de la opinión mayoritaria en X web cuando no paras de ver que todos los comentarios que van en contra de dicha opinión son precisamente los que más votos positivos se llevan.

Es que os imagino a todos vistiéndoos de azul un día tras otro con toda normalidad para ir al trabajo y a la vez quejandoos porque "es que macho, aquí no puede uno vestirse de azul, en cuanto uno lo hace lo despiden"...

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          Medical Software Consultants - CTG Health Solutions - Brussels, Flanders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bedrijf CTG Health Solutions is voor de implementatieprojecten bij klanten op zoek naar bijkomende enthousiaste Medical Software Consultants. Wij zijn een HealthCare systeem integrator en bieden een complete set aan ICT gerelateerde diensten aan onze klanten om hun business processen te optimaliseren. Het unieke karakter van onze organisatie wordt gevormd door onze consultants, zij hebben een uitzonderlijke mix van ervaring en kennis in zowel de ICT als de HealthCare sector....
          How to Improve the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On June 28, California enacted the Consumer Privacy Act (A.B. 375), a well-intentioned but flawed new law that seeks to protect the data privacy of technology users and others by imposing new rules on companies that gather, use, and share personal data. There's a lot to like about the Act, but there is substantial room for improvement. Most significantly:

  • The Act allows businesses to charge a higher price to users who exercise their privacy rights.
  • The Act does not provide users the power to bring violators to court, with the exception of a narrow set of businesses if there are data breaches.
  • For data collection, the Act does not require user consent.
  • For data sale, while the Act does require user consent, adults have only opt-out rights, and not more-protective opt-in rights.
  • The Act’s right-to-know should be more granular, extending not just to general categories of sources and recipients of personal data, but also to the specific sources and recipients. Also, the right-to-know should be tailored to avoid news gathering.

The law goes into effect in January 2020, which means privacy advocates have 18 months to strengthen it—and to stave off regulated companies' attempts to weaken it.

Background to the Act

For many years, a growing number of technology users have objected to the myriad ways that companies harvest and monetize their personal data, and users have called on companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting their data privacy. EFF has long supported data privacy protections as well.

In March 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. The public learned that private data was harvested from more than 50 million Facebook users, without their knowledge and consent, and that the Trump presidential campaign used this private data to target political advertisements. Demand for better data privacy rules increased significantly.

In May 2018, supporters of a California ballot initiative on data privacy filed more than 600,000 signatures in support of presenting the initiative to voters, nearly twice the number of signatures required to do so. But ballot initiatives are an imperfect way to make public policy on a complex subject like data privacy. Before enactment, it can be difficult for stakeholders to help improve an initiative’s content. And after enactment, an initiative can be difficult to amend.

California legislators hoped to do better, but now they faced a deadline. June 28 was the last day the initiative’s sponsor could remove it from the ballot, and the sponsor told the legislature that he would do so only if they passed data privacy legislation first. Legislators rushed to meet this deadline, but that rush meant privacy advocates didn’t have much chance to weigh in before it was passed.

The Basics of the CCPA

The CCPA creates four basic rights for California consumers: 

  • A right to know what personal information a business has about them, and where (by category) that personal information came from or was sent. See Sections 100, 110, 115. See also Section 140(c) (defining “business”), and Section 140(o) (defining “personal information”).
  • A right to delete personal information that a business collected from them. See Section 105. While the right-to-know extends to all information a business collected about a consumer, the right-to-delete extends to just the information a business collected from them.
  • A right to opt-out of sale of personal information about them. See Section 120. See also Section 140(t) (defining “sale”).
  • A right to receive equal service and pricing from a business, even if they exercise their privacy rights under the Act, but with significant exceptions. See Section 125.

The Act also creates a limited right for consumers to sue businesses for data security breaches, based on California’s existing data breach notification law. See Section 150. Most of the Act’s enforcement punch, however, rests with the California Attorney General (AG), who can file civil actions against violations of the Act. See Section 155. The AG is also responsible for promulgating regulations to flesh out or update the CCPA framework. See Section 185.

As we explained above, the CCPA was put together quickly, and with many important terms undefined or not clearly defined. As a result, these rights in some cases look better than they really are. Fortunately, the new CCPA is generally understood to be a work in progress. Legislators, privacy advocates, and regulated companies will all be seeking substantive revisions before the law goes into effect. The rest of this post focuses on EFF's suggestions.

Opt-in Consent to Collection

Many online services gather personal data from technology users, without their knowledge or consent, both when users visit their websites, and, by means of tracking tools, when users visit other websites. Many online services monetize this personal data by using it to sell targeted advertising. New legislation could require these online services to obtain the users’ opt-in consent to collect personal data, particularly where that collection is not necessary to provide the service.

The CCPA does not require online services to obtain opt-in consent before collecting personal data from users. Nor does it provide users an opportunity to opt-out of collection. The law does require notice, at or before the point of collection, of the categories of collected data, and the purposes of collection. See Section 100(b). But when it comes to users’ autonomy to make their own decisions about the privacy of their data, while notice is a start, consent is much better. The legislature should amend the Act to require it.

Some limits are in order. For example, opt-in consent might not be required for a service to perform actions the user themselves have requested (though clear notice should be required). Also, any new regulations should explore ways to avoid the “consent fatigue” that can be caused by a high volume of opt-in consent requests.

“Right to Know” About Data Gathering and Sharing

Technology users should have an affirmative “right to know” what personal data companies have gathered about them, where the companies got it, and with whom the companies shared it, subject to some limits to ensure that the right to know does not impinge on other rights.

The CCPA creates a right to know, empowering “consumers” to obtain the following information from “businesses”:

  • The categories of personal information collected. See Sections 100(a), 110a)(1), 110(c)(1), 115(a)(1).
  • The categories of sources of the personal information. See Sections 110(a)(2), 110(c)(2).
  • The purposes for collecting the personal information. See Sections 110(a)(3), 110(c)(3).
  • The categories of third parties with whom businesses shares personal information. See Sections 110(a)(4).
  • The categories of personal information sold. See Sections 115(a)(2), 115(c)(1).

The Act defines a “consumer” as any natural person who resides in California. See Section 140(g). The Act defines a “business” as a for-profit legal entity with: (i) annual gross revenue of $25 million; (ii) annual receipt or disclosure of the personal information of 50,000 consumers, households, or devices; or (iii) receipt of 50% or more of its annual revenue from selling personal information. See Section 140(c).

The Act’s right-to-know would be more effective if it was more granular. It allows people to learn just the “categories” of sources and recipients of their personal data. People should be able to learn the specific sources and recipients.

Moreover, the Act’s right-to-know should be tailored to avoid impacting news gathering, which is protected by the First Amendment, when undertaken by professional reporters and lay members of the public alike. For example, if a newspaper tracked visitors to its online edition, the visitors’ right-to-know could cover that tracked information, but should not also extend to a reporters’ investigative file.

Data Portability

Users generally should have a legal right to data portability, that is, to obtain a copy of the data they provided to an online service. People might use this data in myriad ways, including self-publishing their own content, better understanding their service provider, or taking their data to a rival service.

The CCPA advances data portability. Consumers may obtain from businesses the “specific pieces” of personal information collected about them. See Sections 100(a), 110(c)(5). Moreover, the Act provides that if “provided electronically, the information shall be in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, in a readily useable format that allows the consumer to transmit their information to another entity.” See Section 100(d).

It will be important to ensure that “technical infeasibility” does not become an exception that swallows the rule.

Also, it may be appropriate to address scenarios where multiple users’ data is entangled. For example, suppose Alice posts a photo of herself on social media, under a privacy setting that allows only certain people to see the photo, and Bob (one of those people) posts a comment on the photo. If Bob seeks to obtain a copy of the data he provided to that social media, he should get his comment, but not automatically Alice’s photo.

Consent to Data Sharing

As discussed above, EFF supports properly tailored legislation that requires companies to get opt-in consent before collecting a user’s personal data. Opt-in consent should also be required before a company shares that data with a third party. The more broadly that personal data is disseminated, the greater the risk of theft by malicious hackers, misuse by company employees, and expanded uses by company managers. Technology users should have the power to control their personal data by deciding when it may be transferred from one entity to another.

The CCPA addresses sale of personal data. It defines “sale” to include any data transfer “for monetary or other valuable consideration.” See Section 140(t). Adults have a right to opt-out of sales. See Sections 120(a), 120(c). To facilitate such opt-outs, businesses must provide a “do not sell my personal information” link on their homepages. See Section 135(a)(1). Minors have a right to be free from sales absent their opt-in consent. See Sections 120(c), 120(d). Also, if a third party buys a user’s personal data from a company that acquired it from the user, the third party cannot re-sell that personal data, unless they notify the user and give them an opportunity to opt-out. See Section 115(d).

However, the Act’s provisions on consent to data sharing are incomplete. First, all users—adults as well as minors—should be free from data sales and re-sales without their opt-in consent. While opt-out consent is good, opt-in consent is a better way to promote user autonomy to make their own decisions about their data privacy.

Second, the opt-in consent rules should apply to data transfers that do not yield (in the Act’s words) “valuable consideration.” For example, a company may find it to be in its business interests to give user data away for free. The user should be able to say “no” to such a transfer. Under the current Act, they cannot do so. By contrast, the original ballot initiative defined “sale” to include sharing data with other businesses for free.

Notably, the Act empowers the California Attorney General to issue regulations to ensure that the Act’s various notices and information are provided “in a manner that may be easily understood by the average consumer.” See Section 185(a)(6). We hope these regulations will address the risk of “consent fatigue” that can result from opt-in requests.


The CCPA provides that a consumer may compel a business to “delete” personal information that the business collected from the consumer. See Section 105(a).

The Act provides several exceptions. Two bear emphasis. First, a business need not delete a consumer’s personal information if the business needs it to “exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.” See Section 105(d)(4). Second, a business may keep personal information “to enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.” See Section 105(d)(7).  Confusingly, another exception uses similar language, and it’s unclear how these interact. See Section 105(d)(9) (“Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information”).

Deletion is a particularly tricky aspect of data privacy, given the potential countervailing First Amendment rights at issue. For example, suppose that Alice and Bob use the same social media service, that Alice posts a photo of herself, that Bob re-posts it with a caption criticizing what Alice is doing in the photo, and that Alice becomes embarrassed by the photo. A statute empowering Alice to compel the service to delete all copies of the photo might intrude on Bob’s First Amendment interest in continuing to re-post the photo. EFF is working with privacy and speech advocates to find ways to make sure the CCPA ultimately strikes the right balance.

But EFF will strongly oppose any provision empowering users to compel third-party services (including search engines) to de-list public information about them. Laws outside the United States that do this are often called the “right to be forgotten.” EFF opposes such laws, because they violate the rights to free speech and to gather information. Many of us may be embarrassed by accurate published reports about us. But it does not follow that we should be able to force other people to forget these reports. Technology users should be free to seek out and locate information they find relevant.


The CCPA provides that if a user exercises one of the foregoing statutory data privacy rights (i.e., denial of consent to sell, right to know, data portability, or deletion), then a business may not discriminate against the user by denying service, charging a higher price, or providing lower quality. See Section 125(a)(1). This is a critical provision. Without it, businesses could effectively gut the law by discriminating against users that exercise their rights.

Unfortunately, the Act contains a broad exemption that threatens to swallow the non-discrimination rule. Specifically, a business may offer “incentives” to a user to collect and sell their data, including “payments.” See Section 125(b)(1). For example, if a service costs money, and a user of this service refuses to consent to collection and sale of their data, then the service may charge them more than it charges users that do consent. This will discourage users from exercising their privacy rights. Also, it will lead to unequal classes of privacy “haves” and “have nots,” depending upon the income of the user. EFF urges the California legislature to repeal this exemption from the non-discrimination rule.

This problem is not solved by the Act’s forbidding financial incentives that are “unjust, unreasonable, coercive, or usurious.” See Section 125(b)(4). This will not stop companies from charging more from users who exercise their privacy rights.

The Act also allows price and quality differences that are “reasonably related” or “directly related” to “the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.” See Sections 125(a)(2), 125(b)(1). These exemptions from the non-discrimination rule are unclear and potentially far-reaching, and need clarification and limitation.

Empowering Users to Enforce the Law

One of the most powerful ways to ensure enforcement of a privacy law is to empower users to take violators to court. This is often called a “private cause of action.” Government agencies may fail to enforce privacy laws, for any number of reasons, including lack of resources, competing priorities, or regulatory capture. When a business violates the statutory privacy rights of a user, the user should have the power to decide for themselves whether to enforce the law. Many privacy statutes allow this, including federal laws on wiretaps, stored electronic communications, video rentals, driver’s licenses, and cable subscriptions.

Unfortunately, the private right of action in the CCPA is woefully inadequate. It may only be brought to remedy certain data breaches. See Section 150(a)(1). The Act does not empower users to sue businesses that sell their data without consent, that refuse to comply with right-to-know requests, and that refuse to comply with data portability requests. EFF urges the California legislature to expand the Act’s private cause of action to cover violations of these privacy rights, too.

The Act empowers the California Attorney General to bring suit against a business that violates any provision of the Act. See Section 155(a). As just explained, this is not enough.


Too often, users effectively lose their new rights when they “agree” to fine print in unilateral form contracts with large businesses that have far greater bargaining power. Users may unwittingly waive their privacy rights, or find themselves stuck with mandatory arbitration of their privacy rights (as opposed to their day in an independent court).

So we are very pleased that the CCPA expressly provides that contract provisions are void if they purport to waive or limit a user’s privacy rights and enforcement remedies under the Act. See Section 192. This is an important provision that could be a model for other states as well.

Rule Making

The CCPA empowers the California Attorney General to adopt regulations, after it solicits broad public participation. See Section 185. These regulations will address, among other things, new categories of “personal information,” new categories of “unique identifiers” of users, new exceptions to comply with state and federal law, and the clarity of notices.

EFF will participate in this regulatory process, to help ensure that new regulations strengthen data privacy without undue burden, particularly for nonprofits and open-source projects.

Next Steps

The CCPA is just a start. Between now and the Act’s effective date in January 2020, much work remains to be done. The Act itself makes important findings about the high stakes:

The proliferation of personal information has limited Californians’ ability to properly protect and safeguard their privacy. It is almost impossible to apply for a job, raise a child, drive a car, or make an appointment without sharing personal information. . . . Many businesses collect personal information from California consumers. They may know where a consumer lives and how many children a consumer has, how fast a consumer drives, a consumer’s personality, sleep habits, biometric and health information, financial information, precise geolocation information, and social networks, to name a few categories. . . . People desire privacy and more control over their information.

EFF looks forward to advocating for improvements to the Act in the months and years to come.

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Это цитата сообщения Ipola Оригинальное сообщение Песочный пирог с малиной

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Для песочного теста:
Мука — 100 г
Молотый миндаль — 100 г
Сливочное масло — 100 г
Соль — 1 щепотка
Сахар — 50 г
Яйцо — 1 шт.
Для начинки:
Белый шоколад — 100 г
Сливки 20% — 300 мл
Желток — 4 шт.
Малина — 200 г
Сахарная пудра — для посыпки
1. Малину промыть и обсушить.
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Холодное масло нарезать кубиками.
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2. Сложить в комбайн муку, миндаль, соль, сахар, масло, порубить в крошку. Затем добавить яйцо и замесить мягкое песочное тесто. Таким же образом готовится тесто вручную. Форму для выпечки застелить бумагой, немного смазать маслом.
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Тесто раскатать, выложить в форму, сделать бортики. Наколоть тесто вилкой. Форму с тестом накрыть пленкой и убрать в холодильник на 30 минут.
3. Чтобы тесто не вздулось при выпечке, выложить на него груз. В качестве груза можно использовать сухие горох или фасоль.
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На тесто положить круг из бумаги, высыпать сверху груз и поставить форму в разогретую до 200 °C духовку на 20-25 минут и запечь до светло-золотистого цвета.
4. Приготовить начинку: белый шоколад разломать на кусочки.
5. Вскипятить сливки, вылить в шоколад и размешать до его полного растворения. Остудить смесь, добавить желтки, немного взбить.
6. Несколько ягод малины отложить для украшения пирога. На испеченный корж выложить остальную малину.
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7. Сверху залить смесью из сливок и шоколада. Поставить в духовку, нагретую до 160 °C, на 35 минут.
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Готовый пирог полностью остудить в форме.
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Затем можно убрать в холодильник. При подаче украсить песочный пирог свежей малиной и посыпать сахарной пудрой.
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Приятного аппетита! 2835299_VKYSNYaTINA (80x85, 7Kb)
Автор: Наташа Имшенецкая

          [Cryptocoins] Re: Bitkoin diskusija 2017-2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
U odnosu na sadašnje stanje može da bude i gore. Količina ETH u razmeni je (3.5 miliona komada) 2-2.5 puta veća u odnsu na period od pre mesec dana. Baš me zanima kako će rudari odgovoriti na sadašnje stanje i trend koji i ne obećava. Da li će rasprodati opremu ili će samo da se malo pritaje i isključe mašine? Medjutim hashrate je trenutno na globalnom maksimumu sa trendom stalnog rasta. Ako su se mali mineri isključili rast hashrate bi moglo da znači da se poveće "ajkule" uključuju u ...
          [Elektrotehnika] Re: Zidna slavina za brzo zagrevanje vode      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hvala svima na komentarima, ali odustalo se od kupovine. Cak su i u radnji sa vodo-opremom rekli kako je ovo generalno lose resenje da je grejac uglavnom jako mali i problema sa kamencom ima itd. A buduci da nema nikavu garanciju to jest da moze da crkne posle 15 dana i pojeo vuk magarca odustalo se od kupovine.
          Fruit & Vegetable Ingredients Market worth $242.73 billion USD by 2023      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) Fruits and Vegetables are fundamental components of a solid eating routine, and their considerable day by day utilization could help counteract ailments, for example, cardiovascular sicknesses and certain malignancies. Around 1.7 million deaths over the world have...
           DER atende solicitação da prefeitura de Picuí e firma parceria para recuperação da PB 151 que liga Picuí a nova Floresta      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Na manhã desta quarta feira (08), o prefeito Olivânio, acompanhado dos secretários de finanças, Márcio Renato e do Secretário de Agricultura, Ranieri Ferreira, juntamente com o fiscal do Distrito Lidigleydson, receberam a equipe de técnicos do Departamento de Estradas e Rodagens da Paraíba, com o objetivo de firmar parceria institucional para recapeamento do trecho que liga Picuí a Nova Floresta, passando pelo Distrito de Santa Luzia. 

A equipe, acompanhada do Secretário de agricultura, vistoriou a rodovia, constatando a precariedade do trecho. A parceria é fruto da reivindicação do poder executivo municipal junto ao DER, conforme audiência realizada na sede da autarquia entre Ivonaldo Elias de Lima chefe de gabinete do DER protocolou o nosso pedido e encaminhou para o setor de obras do DER e o secretário de infraestrutura Alexandre Dantas. Caso tudo transcorra na normalidade, os serviços terão início na próxima semana, destacou o prefeito Olivânio, o mesmo ressaltou a importância da parceria para recuperação do trecho, tendo em vista, que as últimas manutenções da estrada, foram realizadas pela prefeitura de Picuí/PB. Os trabalhos compreendem terraplanagem com máquina patrol, caçambas, trator de esteira e rolo compactador. 

O trecho possui 24 km de extensão e no prazo máximo de 60 dias será concluído.

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          Näin hoidat ampiaisen pistoa kotikonstein – Lääkäri ei tyrmää netissä kiertävää vesipullokikkaa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jos ampiaisille ei ole allerginen, pistoskohtaa voi hoitaa kotikonstein ja kokeilla vaikka netissä leviävää vesipullokikkaa, sanoo Allergia-, iho- ja astmaliiton asiantuntijalääkäri Péter Csonka.
          ONI SU IMALI NAJTURBULENTNIJU VEZU U ZADRUZI: Sada su se POMIRILI i šokirali javnost! (FOTO)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Iako mnogi tvrde da ljubavi koje su započete pred kamerama rijalitija ne mogu da opstanu u realnom svetu, postoje dokazi koji to demantuju. Marija Ana Smiljanić i Filip Đukić imali su najturbulentniju vezu u prvoj sezoni Zadruge. Istini za volju, ova ljubav je počela mnogo pre nego što su oboje ušli u Belu kuću, a

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          Mali : le match Keïta-Cissé aura bien lieu, les recours de l’opposition rejetés      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bamako – Le président malien sortant, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, et le chef de file de l’opposition, Soumaïla Cissé, seront bien opposés au second tour de l’élection présidentielle le 12 août, a confirmé mercredi la Cour constitutionnelle malienne, en rejetant les recours introduits par l’opposition. La communauté internationale, présente militairement avec...

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          Mali: second tour confirmé entre le président sortant et le chef de l’opposition (cour constitutionnelle)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Le président malien sortant Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta et le chef de file de l’opposition, Soumaïla Cissé seront bien opposés au second tour de l’élection présidentielle dimanche 12 août, a confirmé mercredi la Cour constitutionnelle malienne. M. Keïta a obtenu au premier tour le 29 juillet 41,68% des suffrages, contre 17,78%...

Article Mali: second tour confirmé entre le président sortant et le chef de l’opposition (cour constitutionnelle) apparue pour la première fois sur

          Mali: la cour constitutionnelle confirme un second tour Keïta-Cissé      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

e président malien sortant, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, et le chef de file de l’opposition, Soumaïla Cissé, seront bien opposés au second tour de l’élection présidentielle le 12 août, a confirmé mercredi la Cour constitutionnelle malienne, en rejetant les recours introduits par l’opposition. M. Keïta termine largement en tête du premier...

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          Panafricaine de la femme : Rokia Altiné Traoré de la mairie du district honorée      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A l’occasion de la Journée panafricaine de la femme célébrée le mardi 31 juillet 2018, le journal l’Harmattan a remis des tableaux honorifiques à de braves dames qui travaillent d’arrache-pied dans différents domaines pour la valorisation du rôle de la femme dans l’administration malienne. Il s’agit de Me Sangaré Kadiatou...

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          Présidentielle au Mali : La cour constitutionnelle vient de proclamer les résultats définitifs du premier tour. 2e tour le 12 août entre IBK et Soumaila CISSE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

La Cour Constitutionnelle malienne vient de valider les résultats du 1er tour : IBK 41,70% , Soumaila Cisse 17,78% La Cour constitutionnelle rejette le recours de récusation de six de ses membres intenté par le chef de file de l’opposition Soumaila CISSE. Plusieurs requêtes rejetées pour erreurs procédurières. La Cour...

Article Présidentielle au Mali : La cour constitutionnelle vient de proclamer les résultats définitifs du premier tour. 2e tour le 12 août entre IBK et Soumaila CISSE apparue pour la première fois sur

          Souleymane Dé, professeur de droit pubic : « De plus en plus on ne s’inscrit plus dans la légalité au Mali »      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Recomptage des voix, récusation des membres de la Cour constitutionnelle, rôle des observateurs, Souleymane Dé, professeur de droit public nous éclaire sur certains aspects du processus électoral. Que prévoit la loi lorsqu’un candidat qualifié au second tour décide de se retirer? Même si un candidat désiste, une fois que l’arrêt...

Article Souleymane Dé, professeur de droit pubic : « De plus en plus on ne s’inscrit plus dans la légalité au Mali » apparue pour la première fois sur

          Au Mali, les questions s’accumulent sur les élections      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Alors que le second tour de la présidentielle se tiendra dimanche, les opposants crient à la fraude et mettent en avant des « incohérences ». La mission d’observation de l’Union européenne sur place se trouve dans une position délicate. L’élection présidentielle malienne devait être celle de la maturité et de la confiance....

Article Au Mali, les questions s’accumulent sur les élections apparue pour la première fois sur

          Sondage d’opinion sur le second tour des élections présidentielles du 29 juillet 2018 :      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IBK aura un score compris entre 54.38% et 66.60% ; SOUMAÏLA CISSE sera entre 33.40% et 45.62%. IBK sera donc réélu comme futur Président de la République du Mali. Dans la série de nos sondages d’opinion sur les élections présidentielles du 29 juillet 2018, nous avions promis de prédire les...

Article Sondage d’opinion sur le second tour des élections présidentielles du 29 juillet 2018 : apparue pour la première fois sur

          AHMET ULUSOY : Üniversite hastanelerine mali destek verilmeli      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Üniversite hastaneleri ile çalışan orta ölçekli bir medikal firması sahibiyle konuşuyoruz. Bir dokunduk bin ah işittik. Sorun bütün üniversite hastanelerini yakından ilgilendirdiği için gündeme alınmaya değer buldum. Sizlerle paylaşmaya çalışacağım.Video: Üniversite hastanelerine...
          Supply And Delivery Of Various Agricultural Machineries For Organic Fertilizer Production      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Supply And Delivery Of Various Agricultural Machineries For Organic Fertilizer Production
Implementing Rules and Regulations
Public Bidding

Republic of the Philippines
Province of Leyte



The Local Government Unit of Albuera, Leyte through its Bids and Awards Committee invites interested suppliers to apply for eligibility and to bid for the Supply and Delivery of Various Agricultural Machineries for Organic Fertilizer Production with funding source thru the BUB with Approved Budget of the Contract (ABC) in the amount of Two Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Five Hundred Pesos Only (Php299,500.00)approved thru the General Appropriations Act.

Bidders should have satisfactory experience in undertaking this kind of activity within the last two years with an amount of at least 50% of this proposed procurement for bidding. The eligibility check/screening as well as preliminary examination of bids use non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria. Post qualification of the lowest bid shall be conducted.

All particulars relative to Statement of Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference, Evaluation of Bids, Post Qualification of Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR).

The complete schedule of procurement activities is listed, as follows:
1 Invitation to Bid/Request for Expression of Interest August 7-29, 2018 8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m. BAC Secretariat Office
2 Issuance of Eligibility & Bidding Documents August 7, 2018 8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m. BAC Secretariat Office
3 Submission & Receipt of Bids (includes opening of bids and eligibility check) August 29, 2018 2:00 p.m. Mayor’s Office Conference Room
Bid documents shall be issued upon submission of Letter of Intent only by duly authorized representative of the supplier and upon payment of non-refundable amount of Five Hundred Pesos (Php500.00) to the office of the Municipal Treasurer.

Late bids shall not be accepted. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.

The LGU of Albuera, Leyte reserves the right to reject any or all bids without offering any reason, to waive any formality or technicality, and to award to any bidder whose proposal is deemed most advantageous. The LGU of Albuera, Leyte neither assumes any obligation whatsoever to compensate and indemnify bidders for any loss or expense incurred in the preparation of their respective bids, nor does the LGU of Albuera, Leyte guarantee that an award will be made.
Approved by:

BAC Chairman
Date Posted: August 3, 2018

Line Items
Item No.Product/Service NameDescriptionQuantityUOMBudget (PHP)
1Bagger MixerA-Frame Type with engine (Robina 7.5hp)1Unit39,000.00
2Carbonizeropen type1Unit2,500.00
3ShredderRU Biodegradable1Unit258,000.00

          ▷ Dictionnaire la rousse ▷ Trouver les comparatifs des meilleurs produits : les avis clients      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dictionnaire la rousse 4 promotions de la semaine Votre futur achat dictionnaire la rousse doit être effectué dans les meilleures conditions, concernant qualité, mais aussi le meilleur prix dictionnaire la rousse. Voici une page web dont le but est de vous donner la possibilité de réaliser un achat malin. Acheter dictionnaire la rousse ne sera […]

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          Comment on Why Marriage is Hard at First When You Have Little Ones by Rachel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mom of an 19 month old here and - wow - does this hit home. Kudos for this post and it’s great recommendations (Gottmans are THE experts in the field for couples). The more we write about this topic and normalize it, the easier it is to talk about and tackle. Yes, 1/3 is a good number of healthy couples, but for the rest of us it’s good to know and have the resources to build healthier and stronger skills and relationships if/when we chose to have children. If you have a really blissful life then I completely support you in keeping it! But if you’ve always wanted a family, there should be support for that, too. And maybe even bliss.
          Früherer BVB-Profi: André Schürrle rechnet mit deutschen Fußball-Fans ab      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Spielt jetzt in Fulham: Der ehemalige Nationalspieler André Schürrle (l.)

In einem Interview kritisiert Fußball-Weltmeister André Schürrle die deutschen Fußball-Fans und beklagt eine Neid-Gesellschaft. Der von Borussia Dortmund in die Premier League gewechselte Angreifer übt jedoch auch Selbstkritik.

          DHAGEYSO:-Warbixin lagu qoray Forign Policy oo meel ka dhac ku noqtay madaxda somalia & jawaab adag oo laga bixiyay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          keer op keer niet bezorgen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ik ben niet erg valide daarom al een jaar medicijnen laten bezorgen staat ook in hun computersysteem ik ben insuline afhankelijk vandaag 9 augustus 2018 zou insuline ontvangen wat 2 dagen van te voren is besteld maar wordt weer niet bezorgd dit is de 3 e keer en mijn insuline is op daarom 2 dagen van te voren besteld dit is een gevaarlijke situatie maar de Benu apotheker heeft er maling aan al enkele malen klacht ingediend maar zoals gezegd ze hebben er maling aan wat is hier aan te doen want dit gaat een keertje verkeerd

          Sánchez, sobre la presencia del rey en Cataluña "Ahí vamos a estar todos, desde el primero al último de los españoles"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • El presidente defiende la "normalidad" de la presencia del rey en los homenajes a los atentados en Cataluña
  • Sánchez ha dedicado su primera reunión oficial con Felipe VI a exponerle los planes de su Gobierno

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          MacBook Air / MacBook Laptop Sleeve - Charcoal Felt and Brown Leather Patch - Short Side Opening for 11" or 13" MacBook Air or 12" MacBook by byrdandbelle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

56.00 USD

Minimalism + functionality. Leather patch offers a comfortable grip. Close fit. Short side opening lets you access the ports.



With the release of the MacBook Air in 2008, Apple created a new set of design parameters to tackle as the body and feel of the Air was unlike what came before. The body construction and closures that I had previously used completely overwhelmed the super thin, super light Air so instead of forcing an existing idea to work with the new size, I started back at zero and designed around what was at the time not only a unique body shape but a different feel. The steep front-to-back taper prompted a side-load sleeve to allow for a close fit. All closures were left off as the light weight Air could easily be handled when inside the sleeve. The only feature would be a functional one in the form of a leather hand patch that had been present on the MacBook Pro sleeve before it but a new body construction detail allowed for seams on both sides of that patch to keep the profile of the case as narrow as possible around the thin edges.

This sleeve is available in 4 color combinations.



MATERIALS: 100% Wool Felt, 1/8" (3mm) thick. Full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather, hand-dyed in studio.



For information on when this item will leave the studio and how it will be shipped, see the 'Shipping & Policies' tab above.

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          So Much Pain :( | What I Ate Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Today's video got pretty emotional...let's just chalk it up to pregnancy hormones! Although I was in a lot of pain and I think everything just got a bit too much. I am absolutely fine though and since that moment where I had a little mini-breakdown (lol) I have definitely been scaling it back and taking it easier! I also think Jonathan would murder me if I didn't! Sometimes as mothers we think we're superwomen and can do it all...but realistically we can't and something's got to give. I need to keep telling myself that though as I am the worst person to take this advice! 

What I'm Wearing


Camisole - Pepe Jeans
Jeggings - Mamalicious
Sandals - Balenciaga


Constellation Scorpio Necklace in Gold Plated Glossy (45cm) - Anna Saccone
November Topaz Birthstone Choker in Gold Plated - Anna Saccone
Collier de Chien Bracelet with Gold Hardware - Hermes
Gold Fitbit Strap - Amazon
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's


          Broadband X-ray properties of absorbed AGN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          New Mexico child abuse suspects accused of training children for shootings      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

August 8, 2018 / 6:17 AM / Updated 2 hours ago

Andrew Hay

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - Two men charged in the abuse of 11 youths found malnourished at a ramshackle compound in New Mexico were training the children with firearms to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents filed in the case on Wednesday. 

Conditions at a compound in rural New Mexico where 11 children were taken into protective custody for their own health and safety after a raid by authorities, are shown in this photo near Amalia, New Mexico, U.S., provided August 6, 2018. Taos County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS 

One of the suspects, identified as Huraj Wahhaj, is the father of a young boy whose disappearance from his home near Atlanta months ago prompted the investigation that led authorities to raid the compound, located north of Taos, New Mexico, last week.

Remains believed to be that of the boy, who was 3 years old when his mother reported him missing, were found at the property on Monday but have not yet been positively identified, authorities said.

Wahhaj, a second man accused of harboring him as a fugitive, Lucas Morton, and three women presumed to be the mothers of the 11 children, who were taken into protective custody from the compound, were each charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse.

The five defendants made their initial court appearance before a local magistrate on Wednesday. They were due to be arraigned later in the day.

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe told reporters on Tuesday that investigators found a shooting range built at one end of the squalid compound, located on the outskirts of the community of Amalia in northern New Mexico, near the Colorado border.

Wahhaj, 39, whose first name is alternately presented in some court documents as Siraj and is the person described as being “in control” of the compound, was heavily armed when taken into custody, the sheriff said.

A foster parent of one of the 11 children told authorities that Wahhaj “had trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings,” prosecutors alleged in an expedited motion for pretrial detention.

The document further stated that Wahhaj was “under investigation for the death” of a 12th child at the compound, as well as for “training of children with weapons in furtherance of a conspiracy to commit school shootings.”

The court filing also states he “transported children across state lines for the purpose of children receiving advanced weapons training to commit future acts of violence.”

Similar allegations were leveled in a motion prosecutors filed seeking expedited pretrial detention of Morton.

The court documents said that most of the defendants appeared to be from Georgia, New York or elsewhere from the U.S. East Coast.

No mention was made of ideology or motive in initial court filings. The sheriff in comments over the weekend referred to the suspects as “extremists of Muslim belief,” but he declined to elaborate on that characterization when asked about it by reporters at a news conference on Tuesday.

According to CNN, Wahhaj is himself the son of a prominent Muslim cleric in New York.

The FBI is also taking part in the investigation, the sheriff said. So far, no federal charges are known to have been brought in the case.

Reporting by Andrew Hay in Taos, N.M.; additional reporting and writing by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles, editing by Larry King and Jonathan Oatis

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          Azealia Banks | MC's brasileiros fazem campanha exigindo pedido de desculpas da rapper e ela responde em português      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Azealia Banks é bem conhecida na indústria musical por sua língua afiada e as inúmeras discussões travadas contra outros artistas.

O problema dessa vez veio com dois MC's brasileiros. No início do ano, Azealia teve um desentendimento com os brasileiros na internet e foi um pouco ofensiva em seus posts em sua página do Twitter. Ela escreveu "Quando esses anormais do terceiro mundo vão parar de fazer spam com esse inglês errado falando sobre algo que não sabem? É hilário ser chamada de ‘black whore’ por brasileiros brancos. Eles deveriam se preocupar com a economia primeiro, não sabia que tinha internet na favela."

Quando foi anunciado 5 shows da rapper em nosso país, os MC's Ed e Charmosinho começaram uma campanha exigindo um pedindo de desculpas da norte-americana. Em um post no Instagram eles afirmam: "Essa mina ta tirando, vai falar mal do Brasil, não vai pedir desculpas e vem aqui achando que somos trouxas? Cantar e levar embora o dinheiro dos favelados? Como ela mesma disse! Não vamos ficar quietos @azealiabanks #Vacilona #AzealiaNao #EntendiNada" e pedem para os seguidores usarem a hashtag #AzealiaNao.
A rapper ficou sabendo da campanha e resolveu responder em suas redes. Ela fez questão de escrever em português e tentar esclarecer o problema: 

"Veja, quando você é uma princesa americana como eu, você começa a viajar pelo mundo e encontrar pessoas que te amam e se relacionam com você, independente de qualquer coisa. Além disso, há a quantidade de racismo vivenciada online por parte de brasileiros brancos, me chamando de crioula e camponesa. Eu poderia ser muito desligada com o que alguém tem a dizer sobre mim. Estou indo ao Brasil para festejar com meus fãs e você, pode engasgar. Eu não vou continuar me explicando por me defender de trolls racistas na internet. Se alguém tiver um problema ou precisar de explicação, pergunte a seus pais. Meus fãs no Brasil são como uma família para mim e eu não deixo ninguém tentar mudar essa narrativa para convencê-los do contrário. Esse é o fim do livro. Eu não quero ouvir mais nada sobre isso."

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Sivan já divulgou como prévia do seu segundo álbum de estúdio os singles "My My My!", "The Good Side", "Bloom" e "Dance To This" que é uma parceria com Ariana Grande.

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