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          The 'Greatest Generation' vs Pelosi's 'Delusional Generation'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, America's leaders took responsibility for defending the country's borders and destroying its enemies once they realized - quickly- the existential threat posed by the Axis Powers.  This fearless leadership and commitment  to protecting the American people came to define, in part,  those preserving during that period as  “The Greatest Generation.”  

In just 44 months, America and its allies planned,  built, and then rushed into battle,  fleets of new airplanes, fighter aircraft, and bombers.  And in just 44 months, fleets of ships were launched.  Nuclear weapons were, for the first time devised, created, tested and successfully deployed. 

But America's leaders today, with few exceptions, would hardly qualify for any title except, perhaps, the most delusional or most corrupt generation.

Nancy Pelosi and her political cohorts provide ample evidence of just how far our nation has fallen.  

On September 11, 2001, nineteen alien terrorists inflicted more casualties on the United States than did the entire Japanese fleet on, the day that as President Roosevelt declared, would “live in infamy.”

Those 19 hijacker-terrorists turned passenger airliners into de facto cruise missiles -  creating horrors and carnage that will be forever etched in the minds and hearts of those who lived through those attacks on our nation.

On July 27, 2018, Nancy Pelosi uttered jaw-dropping description of the terror attacks of 9/11 as the “9/11 incident.

How could anyone of sound mind and possessing a firm grip on reality, describe the worst terror attack ever committed on U.S. soil as a merely “incident?”

Pelosi then went on to chastise the Republicans for failing to support border security claiming that the Democrats were far more committed to securing our borders and following the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

The harsh reality is that the globalist leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties have repeatedly and steadfastly refused to secure America’s borders and indeed enforce our immigration laws effectively.  There is ample evidence that the leaders of both parties have refused to adequately address the multitude of failures and vulnerabilities of the immigration system.

The leadership of both parties is determined to ram a massive DACA amnesty down our throats even though the 9/11 Commission identified immigration fraud as the critical method of entry and embedding of terrorists.

I addressed this concern in my article, DACA Solution Must Heed 9/11 Commission Findings.

Now the Trump administration is contemplating shutting down the government, to protect America and Americans by finally getting the funds to construct a border wall.

However, first and foremost, let us not forget, that the “leaders” of the Democratic Party have led demonstrations demanding that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be disbanded and that interior enforcement of the immigration laws is terminated.

Let us not forget Pelosi herself has outrageously repeatedly accused ICE agents of terrorizing immigrant communities.

Just months ago, on February 28, 2018, Nancy posted the following press release on her official Congressional website. The title of her press release was, Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration ICE Raids Targeting the San Francisco Bay Area:

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration conducted sweeping raids across Northern California that resulted in the arrest of more than 150 men and women, at least half of whom did not have a criminal record:

“The Trump Administration’s raids were a shocking abuse of law enforcement power.  Again, the White House has reached into our communities to detain scores of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants indiscriminately.

“Fully half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record.  This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities – not to keep Americans safe.  Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.

“The Administration continues to brazenly target the cities that refuse to bow to its blatantly bigoted anti-immigrant and mass deportation agenda.  The people of the San Francisco Bay Area will continue to oppose these cowardly attacks, and we will remain open to the patriotic immigrants who are the constant reinvigoration of America.”

Worksite investigations are an element of the interior enforcement of our immigration laws, an aspect, I might add, that the 9/11 Commission directly addressed.

In point of fact, the day before a terrorist carries out a terror attack he/she is likely hiding in plain sight at work.

Consider my recent article: Congressional Hearing: Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S.

Work-site investigations are primarily conducted to liberate jobs stolen by illegal aliens that American and lawful immigrant workers desperately need so they can support themselves and their families.

Sleeper agents are so named because they maintain a shallow profile and seek to avoid calling attention to themselves.  While they may violate our immigration laws, they are fastidiously careful never to get arrested.  They quietly wait for the day they are called to action.

The official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel referenced interior enforcement of our immigration laws repeatedly,  Consider this example:

Thus, abuse of the immigration system and a lack of interior immigration enforcement were unwittingly working together to support terrorist activity. It would remain mostly unknown since no agency of the United States government analyzed terrorist travel patterns until after 9/11. This lack of attention meant that critical opportunities to disrupt terrorist travel and, therefore, deadly terrorist operations were missed.
The aliens arrested during these field investigations that Pelosi railed against, were not taken into custody to “terrorize immigrant communities” but to seek the removal (deportation) of aliens who violate our nation’s borders and violate our laws.  This is also done to deter other aspiring illegal aliens, from around the world, from coming to the United States illegally or with the intention of violating the terms of their lawful admission into the United States. 

I can also tell you that when I was an INS agent, I located numerous alien fugitives during routine worksite investigations.  These aliens had committed serious crimes, including murder and rape.

In one particularly memorable case, I encountered a citizen of Belize working in a glass factory in Brooklyn, New York.  He had no ID but claimed that he had become a naturalized citizen.

The owner of the factory swore that the guy was the most trustworthy employee he had ever hired.  He told me that he even trusted him to open the factory in the morning and close it at night if he was away from the factory and he frequently had dinner at the owner’s home with his wife and kids.

Long story short, when no records were found to corroborate his claims about being a naturalized citizen, my colleagues and I took him into custody.

It turned out that he lied about his identity and circumstances.  He was indeed from Belize; however, he had never become a naturalized citizen.

He had, however, been previously deported from the U.S. after he completed his prison sentence following his conviction for manslaughter.

He had re-entered the U.S. illegally, had been located, arrested by INS agents and prosecuted for that unlawful reentry.  He subsequently escaped from a federal correctional facility and ultimately found work in that factory where we saw him.  He was a fugitive.

His boss nearly went into cardiac arrest when he learned of these extraordinary circumstances concerning his “most trusted employee!”

Meanwhile, Pelosi defamed courageous federal agents and used inflammatory language in accusing ICE agents of staging “cowardly attacks” on “law-abiding” and “patriotic immigrants.”  

It would appear she was attempting to incite violence against ICE agents.  Should any agent be attacked, perhaps they or their families should consider suing Pelosi personally for inciting hostility by abusing her authority as a leader of the United States House of Representatives.

Law enforcement officers are indeed made accountable, why shouldn’t our elected “representatives” also be made responsible?

Furthermore, contrary to Pelosi’s lies, aliens who violate our immigration laws are, by definition, not law-abiding!

The ICE agents who took the immigration law violators into custody did not do so not out of bigotry or hatred, but because of the oaths, they made when they entered on duty with the federal government to uphold the Constitution and enforce our nation’s laws.

Our immigration laws have nothing to do with race, religion or ethnicity.  

Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 enumerates the categories of aliens excluded.  Among these classes:  aliens with dangerous communicable, diseases, convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists, spies, and other usual suspects.

The term patriotic has been defined, in part as “having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one's country.”

How on earth is an individual who violates the sovereign borders of a country in which he/she is not a citizen demonstrating patriotism?

Perhaps the issue of patriotism should be reviewed in examining the conduct of Ms. Pelosi, whose words and exhortations undermine the dangerous and vital work of America’s immigration law enforcement officers.  We should, therefore, ask if her conduct is a demonstration of patriotism or, more appropriately, of treason.

Motorists who drive erratically are likely to be pulled over by police officers to make sure that they are not operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and also to make sure that they possess valid driver’s licenses.

Pelosi’s rhetoric and evident detachment from reality cause me to wonder if when she made that statement was suffering the effects of psychedelic drugs or had too much to drink.  

Other possibilities include that she is senile or suffers from an abject inability to discern reality from a fantasy world she has created within the realm that lies between her ears.

Or perhaps,  she knows what she must say to get campaign contributions from her globalist campaign contributors.

Drunk drivers are said to be driving under the influence (DUI).  Perhaps Ms. Pelosi is guilty of GUI (Governing Under the Influence).

I provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission.  As an INS agent, I investigated and arrested many international terrorists.  About three years ago I wrote an extensive article, The 9/11 Commission Report, and Immigration: An Assessment, Fourteen Years after the Attacks.

Pelosi and her colleagues should be required to read it along with, the 9/11 Commission Report and 9/11 and Terrorist Travel.


          nancy pelosi pushing for immigrant voting rights before the mid term      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
but they are required to vote by 2020 ! "leverage" is a code word for collusion . They (D) know they're finished as a political party if they aren't somehow able to give voting rights to illegal invaders and the first step has been taken in San Francisco by giving illegals the right to vote in public education issues. DemTards have talked about allowing 16 year olds the right to vote... get them registered IN SCHOOL and have them 'properly' fill out ballots interesting indeed . nancy pants is encouraging voter fraud. Dems have gotten away with their disdain for the laws of this country for far too long. see $hillary clinton
          Regional Sales Manager - Northwest Region - Avnet - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Bloated or Constipated? Try These 5 Life-Changing Expert Tips For Better Digestion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We may look at digestion as starting in the mouth and ending in the stomach, but the process is far more complex than we think. And because the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food in our body involves multiple systems, improper digestion can have a tremendous impact on us. In addition to experiencing side effects such as constipation, gas, and bloating, having compromised digestion can also affect our mood, hormones, energy levels, and more, according to certified holistic nutrition consultant Lila Volkas.

In a class I attended on gut health at Prep School, a wellness cooking club based in San Francisco, we learned to look at digestion as a whole. You may have heard the phrase, "You are what you eat," but Lila's version goes like this: "You are what you assimilate, and don't eliminate." Meaning you can eat the healthiest foods and still feel terrible if your body is not absorbing the nutrients in the best way possible. For example, if constipation is an issue for you, Lila says it's like giving your body a "to-do" on its elimination list that rarely gets checked off. Too many bodily "to-dos" that don't get addressed properly can lead to health challenges down the line.

Thankfully, many of these issues can be prevented by following these practical digestion tips from Lila below.

1. Enter "rest-and-digest mode."

Our busy schedules don't always allow for a full lunch break, forcing us to shovel down salads at our desk. Though efficient, you're not doing your digestive system any favors by doing so. Whenever possible, Lila suggests creating an "intentional space" when you eat. This means eliminating distractions - yes, that includes your phone, eating outside when possible, and practicing mindful eating. At the very least, you can take three deep breaths before you start eating to enter a relaxed state.

2. Keep the temperature of your foods in mind.

A big, cold salad may not be as digestion-friendly as you think, according to Lila. Avoiding cold foods in common practice in Traditional Chinese medicine, and although it hasn't been studied, could provide help to you. To counter the cooler temperature and build up your digestive fire, she recommends sipping on hot water or tea before, during, or after your meals. Lila has found this to allow her to enjoy raw foods more easily. Another trick is to limit frozen smoothie ingredients to one. Many of us associate smoothies as being ice cold, but keeping them on room-temperature to cool-ish side might make them better to digest. She also suggests adding warming spices, like cinnamon and ginger, to your blender to help fire things up.

3. Chew your food.

This one seems like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised! Many of us inhale our food when we're short on time. "Breaking up your food into the smallest pieces you can is only going to be beneficial for the rest of your digestive system and the way food assimilates into your body," Lila told us. This rule applies to liquids, also! A great tip from Lila is to opt for a spoon over a straw and to add toppings to your smoothies to remind yourself to chew.

4. Increase and boost your hydrochloric acid.

The cells in our stomach lining secrete a chemical called hydrochloric acid, which helps break down proteins in food. Without it, digestion can become difficult. Based on Lila's work as a holistic nutritionist, she says drinking diluted apple cider vinegar and incorporating warming herbs as we mentioned before are great ways to maintain sufficient levels. However, these practices may exacerbate your symptoms if you have acid reflux and this particular benefit of ACV hasn't been medically proven but could work for you.

5. Populate your gut with beneficial bacteria.

Eating more fermented foods, including sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and well-source soy products (like tofu and tempeh), can promote a healthy microbiome. This can help with leaky gut and other digestive issues.

For more digestive tips you can follow Lila on Instagram.


          Senior Director, Product Management - Manufacturing Operations - Hitachi Vantara - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hitachi Vantara is looking for an analytical, results-driven product leader with strong technical & business aptitude....
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          North America Partner Leader, Healthcare - Amazon.com - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Prepare and give business reviews to AWS senior leaders. Do you have strong business development, strategic alliances, and entrepreneurial skills?...
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          Backend development for a San Francisco AI startup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We're Tika, an Alchemist Accelerator-funded startup in San Francisco. We're building AI that helps software engineering leaders understand everything that's happening in their organization so that they can make the right decision at the right time... (Budget: $8 - $15 USD, Jobs: Django, Git, Javascript, Python, Software Architecture)
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          CAJ RM en Rancagua en terreno junto a nuestros usuarios      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El Centro de Atención Jurídico y Social de Rancagua realizó importantes atenciones en terreno en sendas actividades de “Gobierno Presente”, en las comunas de Codegua y San Francisco de Mostazal, en la Región de O’Higgins. […]
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          Planner- Pottery Barn - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Develop and execute distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in-stock position. Manage and control inventory levels to achieve concept sales,...
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          Distribution Analyst - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Develop distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in stock position. About the Role....
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          Business Systems Analyst - Gymboree - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Previous experience with Oracle Retek Merchandising Systems, JDA Allocation, and/or Product Lifecycle Management applications....
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          Planning Analyst, Crazy 8 - Crazy 8 - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          WMS Implementation Consultant - Veridian - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JDA WMS with MOCA development experience. Veridian is a technology and services leader specializing in the efficient implementation of tier 1 Warehouse...
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          License Compliance Manager - JDA Software Group, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
About JDA Software Group, Inc. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver. JDA Software is the leading supply chain provider powering today’s digital transformation....
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          Product Manager III - Charlotte Russe Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Don’t miss the interactive workshops at Disrupt SF 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Techcrunch’s super-sized Disrupt San Francisco 2018 — the only Disrupt event in North America this year — takes place September 5-7. We’re not kidding when we say brace yourself for three unprecedented, program-packed days. In addition to Startup Battlefield — with a special $100,000 prize — the Virtual Hackathon, Startup Alley and a battalion of headlining speakers, we’ve […]
          Expulsan del estado clerical a sacerdote culpable de abusos en Chile      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


SANTIAGO, 08 Ago. 18 (ACI Prensa).- La Congregación para el Clero de la Santa Sede decretó la pena de “dimisión del estado clerical” a un sacerdote culpable de abuso sexual en Chile.

Así lo informó en un comunicado el Obispado de Valparaíso, que señala que recibió esta respuesta el viernes 3 de agosto después de haber realizado una “acuciosa” investigación entregada en mayo del 2018 al dicasterio vaticano.

La investigación comenzó con el Obispo Emérito de la diócesis, Mons. Gonzalo Duarte, y recopiló acusaciones de abusos a laicos y seminaristas por parte de quien fuera párroco de la parroquia Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Quilpué.

El dictamen de la Congregación para el Clero sostiene que “completada la instrucción, cumplidos todos los requisitos, se le impone la pena de la dimisión (pérdida) del estado clerical a dicho presbítero con la dispensa de las obligaciones contraídas con la ordenación sacerdotal” de manera inapelable.

El Obispado de Valparaíso llamó a seguir “creando ambientes sanos y seguros para que nunca más se repitan hechos como éstos”.

“Invitamos especialmente a los fieles a que oremos y colaboremos en la verdad, la justicia, la reparación y la sanación integral de las víctimas que han sufrido dolorosamente por estas situaciones”, concluye el comunicado.

Por otra parte, el Obispado de Chillán informó sobre el término de la investigación previa del caso del sacerdote Héctor Bravo Merino, acusado de abuso sexual a un menor de edad. Indicó que esta arrojó que “no es posible llegar a la certeza moral acerca de la verosimilitud de los hechos denunciados”.

La investigación será enviada a la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe y durante este proceso de espera el sacerdote quedó “suspendido de su oficio pastoral de Capellán del Colegio Seminario Padre Hurtado y del oficio de Presidente del Área Social del Obispado de Chillán”.

Además, se le impuso la fijación de residencia en la Diócesis, con la prohibición de salir de ella sin autorización; y su ejercicio sacerdotal queda circunscrito solamente “a los oficios que ya tenía como párroco de San Pablo y de administrador parroquial de San Francisco”.

El Obispado de Chillán reiteró su compromiso “con el esclarecimiento de la verdad y la justicia”, así como el llamado a quienes puedan aportar antecedentes en relación a éste u otro caso.








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          Germany: Muslim migrant plotted to explode ricin bomb packed with shrapnel, targeting “unbelievers” - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.jihadwatch.org/about-robert

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.
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https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/germany-muslim-migrant-plotted-to-explode-ricin-bomb-packed-with-shrapnel-targeting-unbelievers

Germany: Muslim migrant plotted to explode ricin bomb packed with shrapnel, targeting “unbelievers”

Danke, Merkel!
“Tunisian Migrant Planned Biological Weapon Attack Against ‘Unbelievers’ in Germany,” by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, August 4, 2018:
Tunisian migrant Sief Allah H., 29, planned a deadline ricin terror attack against “unbelievers”, according to German prosecutors.
“He wanted to explode a ricin bomb packed with shrapnel in a busy indoor place” targeting “unbelievers”, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said, in what is believed to be Germany’s first biological weapons terror plot.
Authorities revealed further details about the Islamist plot on Friday, after the Tunisian migrant was arrested following a raid on his apartment in the Chorweiler district of the west German city of Cologne on June 12th.
The suspect was charged with possession of weapons of war, “planning a serious act of violence against the state”, and of membership with a terrorist organisation, according to Deutsche Welle
Police conducted the raid in early June and found “toxic substances” which turned out to be the highly dangerous ricin which is used in the manufacture of biological weapons.
Sief’s wife — a Muslim convert 13 years his senior identified as Yasmin H. — was also arrested in late July.
It is alleged that 42-year-old Yasmin H., a German national, had arranged a trip for her husband to Poland to buy explosive materials. Officials claim she then had allowed him to use her online accounts to order ingredients and components for the bomb, including thousands of “castor seeds [used to make ricin] and an electric coffee grinder”, in May….

          Kittyhawk.io: What Happened to that Proposed Tort Law? Moving On After the ULC Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is a guest post by Andrew Elefant, Director of Policy at Kittyhawk.io, an enterprise drone software company in San Francisco, CA. More Clarity on ULC’s Tort Law Relating to Drones Act The good news out of the Uniform Law Commission’s Annu... Read Full Story
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Salesforce.com Inc. has promoted its COO to co-CEO. On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based CRM giant announced that effective immediately Keith Block, who had served as Salesforce’s vice chair, president, and a director since joining the company in June 2013, and as COO since February 2016, was being promoted to co-CEO. While the announcement could be…
          10 things not to keep in your car in the summer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • A car parked in direct sunlight on an 72-degree day can reach an internal 119 degrees in an hour.
  • There are certain things that you should never leave in a car in the summer, like pets, tech devices, and plastic, due to the risk of damage from heat exposure.
  • Here are 10 things you should never leave in your car on a hot summer's day.

Two things are more likely to happen to your car in the summer than in any other month. First, the summer season sees more car thefts than any other time of year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And when your car is stolen, so is anything of value that you happened to leave inside it.

Second, research conducted by Jan Null of San Francisco State University found that a car parked in direct sunlight on a day with an outside temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit can reach an interior temperature as hot as 119 degrees within an hour. So even if your car isn't stolen this summer, everything inside could end up baking in the heat and getting damaged if you're not careful.

To avoid ruining your stuff, you can just remove items at risk of heat damage from your car. Which items fall under that category? Quite a few, as it turns out. Here are 10 things you should never leave in your car on a hot day.

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1. People and pets

Even on a day with cooler temperatures, children and pets in cars are still at risk, as the temperatures inside a parked car can still spike to life-threatening levels, according to a 2005 study by the Stanford University School of Medicine. "There are cases of children dying on days as cool as 70 degrees Fahrenheit," lead author Catherine McLaren, MD, clinical instructor of emergency medicine told Stanford Medicine.

Even if you're running into a store for a single item or even just to drop off a pre-stamped letter at the post office, if something unexpected comes up and prolongs your task, you just put the living thing left behind at grave risk.



2. Medicine

Extreme heat can reduce the efficacy of certain medicines, Dr. Sarah Westberg, PharmD, an associate dean at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, told NPR.

"Pharmaceutical manufacturers recommend most of their products be stored at a controlled room temperature of 68 to 77 degrees," Dr. Skye McKennon, PharmD, told the New York Times.

When you get out of your car, you're better off taking your medications with you than leaving them.



3. Plastic water bottles and food containers

If you leave plastic food or drink containers in a sweltering car, you could end up ingesting something harmful. Plastics can leach various potentially dangerous substances into their contents, including BPA, which may alter hormones over time and potentially increase risk for certain endocrine disorders.



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          Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard on Why the Showbox Should Be Saved      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Why has Deathcab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard become such an outspoken supporter for protecting the Showbox Theater? by Lester Black

Ben Gibbard at City Council chambers on Monday waiting to give public comment.
Ben Gibbard at City Council chambers on Monday waiting to give public comment. Lester Black

Ben Gibbard has played nearly 25 shows at the Showbox theater, mostly with his band Death Cab for Cutie, but he didn’t skip a beat when I asked him what was his most memorable experience at the historic venue.

It was a run of three shows in 2004 just after Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism album was released, before that record went on to sell half a million records and launch Gibbard into international fame that has included world tours, number one hits, and two certified platinum records and five more certified gold records.

“You know, growing up in this area I couldn’t fathom playing one show at the Showbox let alone three,” Gibbard said. “And to just have this energy over the course of the three days every time we walked in there feeling like a Friday night hometown show was just pretty incredible.”

Over the course of the last two weeks, Gibbard has become an outspoken proponent for saving the Showbox from being demolished and replaced with a 44-story, $100-million apartment building. A few minutes before I talked to Gibbard he was standing at a podium in front of Seattle’s City Hall pleading for the council to save the historic venue. To Gibbard, losing the Showbox wouldn’t just be losing one of the city’s venues, it would be losing a nightclub that is internationally respected.

“What upsets me so much about the Showbox is this is one of those venues in the country and also the world that people outside of this city talk about,” Gibbard said. “San Francisco has the Filmore. Minneapolis has First Avenue. We have the Showbox. And this is one of those rooms that is not only part of our cultural history but it’s also a place that people around the country and around the world enjoy coming to and playing.”

Over 90,000 people that have voiced their support for saving the Showbox from destruction but some of the most ardent supporters of the Seattle nightclub are not the concertgoers but the musicians that have played the historic venue. National acts that have little connection to Seattle other than an occasional tour stop have expressed their support and local musicians, some of whom have only gotten the chance to play the big stage once, are proclaiming how exceptional the venue is.

Gibbard said he has personally heard from Jenny Lewis and bands like Spoon lamenting the impending loss of the venue. Gibbard said the intimacy of the large venue, both for performers and for concertgoers, is one of the reasons artists love to play there.

“It’s one of those places in the country where you walk in there either as a performer or as a concertgoer and you feel like this is going to be an event tonight, this is going to be special,” Gibbard said. “When you’re at a show at the Showbox no matter where you are standing you feel like you are very close to the performers. It’s very unique to have a venue that holds 1,200 people that feels that intimate.”

Gibbard said the first show he played at the venue was in 1996 when his former band Pinwheel opened for Modest Mouse, another local act whose journey to international acclaim has included many stops at the Showbox.

Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s attempt to expand the Pike Place Historical District to include and protect the venue sees its next vote this Wednesday at the City Council’s Finance Committee. We’ll see if the protections for the beloved nightclub get any closer to reality.

Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Deathcab For Cutie, tells the City Council to preserve The Showbox theater.
Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Deathcab For Cutie, tells the City Council to preserve the Showbox theater. Lester Black

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CA-Burlingame, The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront is currently looking for a skilled Maintenance Engineer to join our Engineering team! The ideal candidate is someone who is naturally friendly and outgoing, has an upbeat personality, and a drive to succeed. In addition, we are looking for someone who has experience in hotel engineering, including HVAC. Responsibilities for the Maintenance Engineer include
          SF Chamber Members Honored as Glassdoor Top CEOs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Glassdoor, a website that helps its users find the perfect job, has announced their list of this year’s Top CEOs from large, medium, and small companies. We are ecstatic to recognize the awarded honorees from our member companies!

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          SF Chamber Members Celebrate Pride 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Nearly one million spectators gathered at the San Francisco Pride Parade for its 48th annual march up Market Street.

As one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ parades in the world, the San Francisco Pride Parade’s mission of celebrating and commemorating LGBTQ+ culture began in 1970.

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          June 2018 Election Results Recap & November Election Forecast      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The June election results are all finally in. We’ve broken down the outcomes and how each of the measures that passed will impact the business community.

Measure Chamber Position Outcome Effect on the Business Community
State Measure 68 (Beautiful Parks and Clean Water) Support Passed Increased funds for parks and water system improvements using dollars raised from bond
RM 3 (Bay Area Traffic Relief) Support Passed Increases bridge tolls to fund highway and public transit improvements to reduce traffic congestion
Prop A (Power Facilities Revenue Bonds) Oppose Passed This measure could be used by the City to remove from the voters final authority on municipalization of San Francisco’s power facilities
Prop B (Appointees Running for Office) Support Passed Requires that candidates seeking local or state office resign from City Commissions or Boards
Prop C (Tax Increase for Childcare) Oppose Passed Increased commercial rent costs that may lead businesses to relocate out of San Francisco
Prop F (Legal Representation for Evicted Tenants) Oppose Passed Decreased general funds dollars due to the program costs and increased private costs to address tenant issues

Props D (Tax Increase for Housing and homelessness),

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          Partner Spotlight: Trade and Invest, British Columbia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Trade and Invest British Columbia works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills, and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. They support international organizations who want to do business with British Columbia’s innovative and competitive manufacturers and service providers.

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          Partner Spotlight: Cala Restaurant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cala Restaurant strives to exceed expectations in service and to provide guests with food and drinks prepared with the best ingredients. Cala is passionate about improving our skills and the experiences of their guests, knowing that attention to the smallest details of their restaurant and genuinely caring for their team,

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          CleanSafe365 Update: Safe Injection Sites, Are They an Answer?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

While there are many contributing factors to the deteriorating state of San Francisco’s streets, the opioid epidemic’s role in perpetuating the cycle of homelessness, crime and filth cannot be ignored. About 8,000 needles are picked up off the streets each month by the public health department alone.

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          Chamber Members Named 2018 SFBT Best Places to Work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Congratulations to the 11 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce members that were honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the Bay Area Best Places to Work for 2018! This prestigious annual ranking shines the spotlight on local companies that rise to the top in terms of having a happy and engaged workforce.

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          Partner Spotlight: Collaboration Business Consulting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The mission of Collaboration Business Consulting is to inspire, educate and empower proactive leaders to achieve breakthrough performance. Their firm aids businesses in embedding scalable management and accountability structures while accelerating financial growth, with the average client reaching a 322% three-year growth in revenue.

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          2018 June Voting Guide      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The June election ballot contains critical initiatives that impact San Francisco businesses. Join the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, SF Forward, and the local business community in voting for a better San Francisco on June 5, 2018.

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PROP B / Appointees Running for Office

A Charter amendment requiring appointees on San Francisco boards and commissions to give up their seats when running in state or local elections,

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          SF Chamber Wraps Up Action-Packed #CityTripDC 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s delegation of business and civic leaders spent a busy two days in our nation’s capital for the annual CityTrip D.C. advocacy trip.

Our delegates were on Capitol Hill in the middle of a controversial omnibus bill vote and were able to hear from influential policymakers and elected officials on not only the vote but also the inside scoop on other issues facing the federal government.

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          SF Chamber Welcomes 2018 Board Chair and Committee Assignments      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce announced today its new Board Chair and committee chairs for 2018. Janis MacKenzie, President of MacKenzie Communications is the 2018 Chair of the Board, and John Gingrich, Managing Director at Accenture is the 2018 Vice Chair.

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          Partner Spotlight: BKW Partners      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BKW Partners (the agency formerly known as Rassak) has been based in San Francisco for a decade, working worldwide and across sectors. Addressing communications issues in smart, creative, proactive ways can often bring big, meaningful change to an organization.

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          Public Safety, Homelessness and Affordability are Biggest Issues in 2018 SF Chamber Poll      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAN FRANCISCO – Homelessness, public safety and affordability rank as the top concerns among San Francisco voters, according to the 2018 Dignity Health CityBeat Poll which was unveiled February 2 at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual CityBeat Breakfast event attended by nearly 900 business and civic leaders.

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          Partner Spotlight: Honeybee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

HoneyBee is a social impact company and a Certified B Corporation®. We’re creators and providers of the world’s first PTO Loan℠, empowering millions of working Americans to use their accrued PTO and vacation days to source loans at zero interest,

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          Partner Spotlight: Jamba Juice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Jamba Juice was founded in 1990 in San Luis Obispo, California, with the vision to Inspire and Simplify Healthy Living. Jamba Juice® is a leading restaurant retailer of “better-for-you” specialty beverage and food offerings which include flavorful, whole fruit and vegetable smoothies,

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          SF Chamber Remembers Mayor Ed Lee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Statement from Tallia Hart, President & CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce: 

The Board of Directors, staff and members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Mayor Edwin Lee. 

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          Partner Spotlight: Implants Pro Center      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Overlooking San Francisco’s Union Square, Implants Pro Center provides dental services that are unparalleled in quality and aesthetics. With a team that is not only tremendously talented, but also holding the best credentials, patients can expect nothing but the best in terms of technology and results when visiting our dental office.

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          2017 Excellence in Business Awards Winners Announced      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAN FRANCISCO – Business and community leaders convened at the SHN Orpheum theater last night to celebrate the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards and to enjoy a private showcase of Disney’s hit Broadway musical Aladdin.

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          Partner Spotlight: Keller Williams San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The San Francisco branch of Keller Williams launched in May of 2016 and has quickly become one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages in the area, nearly doubling its number of producing agents over the last year. Their mission is to employ the highest quality real estate agents to provide clients with the best real estate experience while creating a work environment that fosters collaboration,

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          UniteSF: Highlights from October 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The SF Chamber’s UniteSF program is dedicated to convening leaders in the business and education communities to collaborate to help students prepare for college and today’s global economy and workforce.

UniteSF is a foundation program of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce,

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          Partner Spotlight: Adam Jacobs of Disney’s Aladdin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Adam Jacobs is a Broadway actor currently starring in the title role of Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical which opens at SHN’s Orpheum Theatre today, Nov. 1, 2017, and runs through Jan. 7, 2018. Read more about Adam’s background as a Bay Area native who is now the lead in the timeless story of Aladdin,

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          Chamber Members Give Back to Northern California Fire Evacuees      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As the Bay Area continues to reel from the effects of fires spreading across Northern California, we have been humbled by many of our members who have reached out in an effort to help.

Below, you will find various resources on how you and your organizations can support those affected by the fires,

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          Partner Spotlight: Wallbeds “N” More      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wallbeds “N” More offers semi customizable, made-to-order Murphy beds and wallbeds that provide space-saving solutions that fit any lifestyle. A national company, Wallbeds “N” More just opened their first San Francisco location owned and operated by San Francisco native Eric Partridge.

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          Minority-Owned Small Business Partner Spotlight powered by First Republic Bank: YCAT-C      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Yolanda’s Construction Administration and Traffic Control (YCAT-C) is an African-American woman-owned business that offers a range of administrative and traffic control services to support public and private sector clients on engineering and construction projects. Based in Bayview-Hunters Point,

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          Statement Regarding Signage of Housing-First Policies by Governor Brown      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Media Contact: Juliana Bunim, jbunim@sfchamber.com 

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce applauds Governor Brown and the city’s state representatives for their leadership charting a new course for addressing the state’s critical housing shortage. 

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          2017 Mid-Year San Francisco Legislative Scorecard      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In line with our agenda for prosperity released earlier this year, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce works to encourage City Hall to prioritize legislation and policies that support San Francisco employers. View our scorecard from the first half of 2017 below.

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          Partner Spotlight: Catholic Charities      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, aging adults and adults with disabilities, and youth through social services and opportunities for healthy growth and development. Read more in our Partner Spotlight below.

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          SF Chamber Statement on Announcement Regarding DACA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Immigrants are job creators who have made – and continue to make – incredible contributions to the economic well-being of our city, and whose talents are critical to keeping San Francisco at the forefront of American innovation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) has protected nearly 800,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants from deportation,

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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has approved a permit for the Patriot Prayer group for a rally at Crissy Field on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.

The City has no jurisdiction over Crissy Field. Crissy Field is owned and operated by the Federal Government and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is responsible for permitting all events.

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          Partner Spotlight: SHN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SHN is the preeminent theatrical entertainment company in the Bay Area, bringing live entertainment experiences to San Francisco’s premier venues. SHN presents current hits fresh from Broadway, original Broadway cast productions, pre-Broadway premieres and one-of-a-kind events that are at the forefront of the national theater scene.

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          Partner Spotlight: Hebrew Free Loan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hebrew Free Loan is a nonprofit that promotes self-sufficiency and financial responsibility in the Northern California Jewish community. The organization provides interest-free loans to Jewish individuals and families throughout Northern California. Loans help people overcome challenging financial situations or realize lifelong dreams.

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          Partner Spotlight: Safesite      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Safesite is a data driven safety management platform that leverages the latest mobile, IoT and wearable technologies to facilitate safety communication, improve compliance and reduce incident rates on construction worksites. Their mission is to make every worker a safety champion.

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          Partner Spotlight: Cengage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cengage is the education and tech company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide by creating learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.

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          Bay Area Groups, including SF Chamber, Sign Letter Supporting Extension of California Cap-and-Trade Program      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The State legislature is scheduled to vote to renew California’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system to 2030, a key tool to reduce emissions from greenhouse gases by offering pollution allowances and offsets.

The previous 2013 – 2017 cap-and-trade program provided significant economic benefits to the Bay Area with more than $84 million in funds allocated to San Francisco alone.

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          Minority-Owned Small Business Partner Spotlight powered by First Republic Bank: D’Maize      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Luis and Zenaida Estrada came to San Francisco from El Salvador in search of better opportunities, including the chance to start their own business. After taking MEDA’s Core Business Training startup course with his wife Zenaida in late 2011,

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          Partner Spotlight: Flora Springs Winery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards is family owned and operated, committed to hand-crafting wines of distinct style and superior quality. Their wines, and the manner in which they operate, reflect an understanding of tradition and a tireless quest as innovators.

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          15 SF Chamber Members are LinkedIn’s Top U.S. Companies of 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Fifteen members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce were named to LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2017 in the United States. The Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn’s 500+ million members and looks at three main pillars: interest in a company’s jobs,

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          Chamber Members Named SFBT Bay Area Best Places to Work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Congratulations to the 12 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce members that were honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the Bay Area Best Places to Work for 2017! This prestigious annual ranking shines the spotlight on 130 local companies that rise to the top in terms of having a happy and engaged workforce.

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          Partner Spotlight: TOTO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For nearly 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in performance innovation and design products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience. Concept 190, A WASHLET Studio located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, is TOTO’s first experiential showroom.

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          San Francisco Small Business Week Kicks Off May 15      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Press Contact: Juliana Bunim, VP Strategic Communications, jbunim@sfchamber.com / 415.352.8839  

San Francisco Small Business Week 2017 (#SFSBW2017) kicks off May 15, celebrating the more than 85,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs who call San Francisco home.

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          Chamber Partners Honored as Best Workplaces in the Bay Area      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Congratulations to the six Chamber partners that were listed as the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area!

Published together with their partner, Fortune, the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area rankings are based on feedback from more than 227,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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          Partner Spotlight: National Brain Tumor Society      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to the brain tumor community. NBTS drives a multi-faceted approach to influence and fund strategic research, as well as advocate for public policy changes to better support brain tumor patients.

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          Partner Spotlight: OUM & Co. LLP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

OUM is one of the leading CPA firms in California, with offices in San Francisco and Carlsbad, CA. Since its formation in 1976, OUM has grown to over 85 professional staff members by providing a diverse range of client services to individuals and public and private companies across multiple industries.

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          Partner Spotlight: SXSW      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year.

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          Navigation Centers, Sanctuary City and Greater Housing Density Gain Broad Support in 2017 Poll      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SF Chamber of Commerce’s annual poll reveals homelessness and affordability top the list of voter concerns in annual survey

San Francisco – Homelessness and affordability rank as the top concerns among San Francisco voters, according to the 2017 Dignity Health CityBeat Poll which will be unveiled today at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual CityBeat Breakfast event attended by nearly 1,000 business and civic leaders.

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          Partner Spotlight: EvoShare      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

EvoShare works with companies in the Bay Area and beyond to help customers get the most out of their purchases. The company partners with local businesses and quality online vendors, helping them expand their customer base by enabling certain customers to use part of what they spend toward their retirement earnings or student loan repayment.

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          Partner Spotlight: Kaiser Permanente      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Kaiser Permanente has been providing care for San Franciscans since 1948 when it opened a 35-bed hospital in the Potrero Hill area. Six years later, Kaiser Permanente opened the current facility on Geary Boulevard. With its new state-of-the-art medical office building in Mission Bay,

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          Partner Spotlight: Portola Grocery Outlet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Grocery Outlet is the nation’s largest extreme value grocery store with more than independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The chain just opened its third location in San Francisco, independently owned and operated by Raymond Ng,

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          Partner Spotlight: Hood & Strong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Founded in 1917, Hood & Strong LLP is one of Northern California’s oldest, largest and most respected public accounting firms, providing audit, business advisory, tax, and information technology services to nonprofit organizations and privately held businesses throughout the United States.

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          San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Names Tallia Hart as President & CEO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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SAN FRANCISCO – Following an extensive national search, The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has selected Tallia Hart, 43, as its new president and CEO. Hart was selected for her inspiring leadership, in-depth non-profit management experience and passion to advocate for the business community.

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Un toro se convirtió en el causante del caos en un mercado mexicano tras escaparse de una fiesta patronal, similar a la Pamplonada en España.

El incidente tuvo lugar durante el domingo en la localidad de San Francisco Tlaltenco en la Ciudad de México, mientras se llevaba a cabo la celebración.

Sin embargo, el bovino consiguió escaparse y colarse entre las calles del lugar hasta llegar a un mercado donde causo destrozos.

Al final el animal fue capturado y los organizadores del evento se encargaron de cubrir los daños causados, incluidas a dos personas que resultaron con leves heridas como consecuencia del accidente.

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          Los mapas del futuro no solo serán geográficos, sino emocionales      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Map 3483539 960 720 Una de las cosas que más me ha gustado hacer siempre es perderme en la contemplación de mapas, ya sean políticos como geográficos. Paseo los ojos por los nombres de lugares que quizá nunca pisaré, resigo fronteras imposibles, trato de imaginar cómo viajan las personas de la península a esa isla en mitad de un lago, fabulo con la posibilidad de recorrer grandes regiones en coche...

Ahora los mapas, tras la digitalización, ya no son tan necesarios como antes. Ponemos una dirección, nos encomendamos a San Google, y simplemente nos dejamos llevar. Sin embargo, el siguiente paso (de hecho, ya empieza a pasar), será la configuración de mapas emocionales.

El Yo en el mapa

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El problema de los mapas actuales es que son estáticos y muestran exactamente las mismas cosas a todo el mundo. A no ser que fijemos filtros, un tanto generales, a propósito de que se reflejen restaurantes, cafeterías o supermercados, por ejemplo, los mapas son entidades a las que nosotros nos debemos adaptar.

Pero ¿y si sucediera justo al revés? ¿Y si los mapas se adaptaran a nosotros? ¿Y si en los mapas aparecieran reflejadas las cosas que realmente nos interesan a nosotros y solo a nosotros? ¿Y si pudiéramos navegar por mapas emocionales, tanto nuestros como de las personas que apreciamos por alguna razón?

De momento, estas ideas (que no tardarán en llegar), ya empiezan a vislumbrarse en algunos proyectos o pruebas piloto. Algo muy parecido fue lo que llevó a cabo el artista y diseñador londinense Christian Nold gracias a la tecnología de Google Earth.

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Equipó a 100 voluntarios en Greenwich, Inglaterra, con equipos que medían la respuesta galvánica de la piel y la posición GPS. Los voluntarios solo debían salir por la ciudad y tomar nota de cualquier emoción que sintieran.

Nold unió todos los datos de seis meses de seguimiento con Google Earth, generando un mapa emocional al que llamó biomapping. Al parecer, los lugares que suscitaban emociones más fuertes eran las cruces de las carreteras donde se señalaba que se había producido un accidente de tráfico.

Más tarde se amplió el proyecto para concebir mapas emocionales de Suomenlinna, en Finlandia; Siena, en Italia; Róterdam, en Holanda; San Francisco, en Estado Unidos, y otra media docena de sitios en Inglaterra.

Pronto, podremos nuestros mapas se irán configurando en tiempo real en función de los lugares que mayormente visitamos o en los que nos quedamos más tiempo detenidos, contemplando. También en función de los lugares que nos emocionan o nos pasan cosas más interesantes (a nuestro juicio). Dentro de poco cada viaje será completamente diferente al de los demás. A no ser que decidamos copiar al dedillo el de los demás.

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Las matemáticas seguirán siendo la base del futuro, ¿estamos preparados?

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La noticia Los mapas del futuro no solo serán geográficos, sino emocionales fue publicada originalmente en Diario del Viajero por Sergio Parra .


          Book Review: A Dying Note      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews and author interviews by clicking on the Books category link in the right side bar. A Dying Noteby Ann Parker brings to life San Francisco during the late 1800s. As a co-owner of the Silver Queen Saloon the main character, Inez Stannert, had a stake in an upscale brothel. This sixth book of the series has a change of venue from Leadville Colorado to San Francisco California. Besides the change of setting there is a change of professions for Inez and her ward, Antonia Gizzi. Parker noted she changed the setting because “I live in the Bay area. This is a new setting for me because the past five books were placed in Leadville Colorado. Also, it was a hot bed for labor activity with the Waterfront and printer organizations. This allowed me to write in about a possible musicians’ labor union. I think at some level I was going to have her leave, as Inez says that Leadville was just a stop along the way and that she and her ward were supposed to go to San Francisco.” Inez is content to settle into her new life until the body of a musician washes ashore upon the banks of San Francisco’s Mission Creek Bay. She recognizes the victim, someone who came to her for piano lessons. As Inez begins her investigation, she is confronted by her shady past in the form of Leadville silver baron Harry Gallagher. He gives her one-week to discover the murderer, or he will expose her past associations and threatens to ruin her socially/financially. Time grows short as Inez uncovers long-hidden secrets and unsettled scores that affect lives and reputations. Inez is a strong woman protagonist. “I spoke with and learned from Women Writing The West who influenced me to set my story in the historical West. Inezis a woman with a mysterious past, a complicated present, and an uncertain future. I based her name on my paternal grandmother’s maiden name. My family actually thought she would have got a kick out of it. What the fictional and real women had in common is a will of iron, strong women. They powered through from their difficulties. She was a woman of her times. Women who came to the West made a life for themselves. They tended to be pretty strong willed emotionally, spiritually, and physically.” Realizing the death might have something to do with union organizers, Inez is not content to sit back and do nothing. The victim, Jamie Monroe, wanted to establish unions, including one geared for musicians. He was also working to secure enough money to marry Carmella Donato, the daughter of Nick Donato. He is the partner of Inez, as well as a well-respected businessman, and an accomplished musician who tries to find employment for musicians who frequent his establishment. Throughout the story readers get tidbits of information about San Francisco. They will visit the eloquent Palace Hotel, and the dangerous areas of the Barbary Coast and Chinatown. Besides a good mystery, information about places, clothing, businesses, transportation, and education makes the story interesting.

          The rise of the Red Power movement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Brian Ward celebrates the anniversary of the formation of the American Indian Movement 50 years ago and the revitalization of resistance to U.S. settler-colonialism.

IN JULY 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded in Minneapolis and became the organizational expression of the Red Power movement.

It was three months after Black uprisings shook cities across the country in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, two months after the massive general strike in France, and a month before the brutal repression of anti-Vietnam war protests in Chicago outside the Democratic National Convention.

When we talk about the radicalization that happened in the 1960s and 1970s, we often forget about AIM and the Red Power movement, which were outgrowths of both centuries of resistance to settler-colonialism and the revolutionary fever of 1968.

On the 50th anniversary of founding, and in a time of renewed levels of Native resistance, it’s important to tell this story.


From Wounded Knee to “Termination”

On December 29, 1890, the 7th U.S. Cavalry killed at least 150 people — some estimate as many as 300 — at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, now located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The founding board of the American Indian Movement meets in Minneapolis. Left to right: Harold Goodsky, Charles Deegan, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Peggy Bellcourt, Mr. & Mrs. Barber, Rita Rogers (seated), George Mitchell, Mrs. Mellessy and daughter.
The founding board of the American Indian Movement meets in Minneapolis. Left to right: Harold Goodsky, Charles Deegan, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Peggy Bellcourt, Mr. & Mrs. Barber, Rita Rogers (seated), George Mitchell, Mrs. Mellessy and daughter. (American Indian Movement Interpretive Center | Facebook)

Many historians and Natives saw Wounded Knee as the turning point after a long fight against relentless U.S. capitalist expansion westward. The massacre is often cited as marking the end of the Indian Wars and the start of a full assimilation policy that would last until the 1970s.

But while Wounded Knee was a historic atrocity, the passage of the Dawes Act of 1887 marked the start of disastrous policy of forced assimilation. It systematically reduced the land held by Natives in the West, and attempted to integrate them into American capitalism by undoing any notion of collective ownership and “giving” 160 acres to each head of household.

One of the law’s most important provisions was that the surplus land was made available for settlers, railroads, corporations and national parks.

This time saw the forerunner of Donald Trump’s border policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Many Native children were ripped from their homes and sent to Indian boarding schools, which aimed to rid the children of their language and culture and teach them a trade to make them useful cogs in the U.S. economy.

Eventually, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” government was pressured to pass the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, which ended the Dawes Act and finally gave back some level of sovereignty to Indians by officially “creating” tribal government that were elected by the tribe. Tribal constitutions, however, had to be approved by the federal government and the constitutions could not contain any form of traditional governance.


The Conditions that Gave Rise to Red Power

By the 1950s, many American Indians lived either on extremely impoverished Indian reservations or within urban centers that were often referred to as Red Ghettos.

Natives had always come to cities for work, but this migration started to dramatically increase in 1953, when Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 108, which called for the end of reservations and federal services and protections “as rapidly as possible.”

The policy of “termination,” as it was known, was aimed at total assimilation — and allowing the U.S. government to eliminate any type of land claim or treaty rights and finally end its “Indian Problem.”

Officials chose Native nations that they considered to be the most “advanced,” eliminated their reservations and federal relationship to Washington, and handed over jurisdiction to the state. The idea of nation-to-nation relationship and treaty rights would be abolished.

The Menominee Nation in northern Wisconsin was the first tribe to be terminated. It fell under the authority of the state, as though it were simply a county without any national identity. Menominee land became easier to sell and privatize so the county could maintain a tax base.

After the policy was implemented, the Menominee were devastated. If the federal government had its way, termination was going to be imposed on every other Native nation within the United States.

As part of the termination policy, one-way bus tickets were given to Natives to leave their reservations with the promise of good jobs, resulting in a influx of Natives into cities like Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

From 1960 to 1970, the percentage of Natives living in urban areas nearly doubled — from 28 to 44 percent. Today, 78 percent of Natives live off reservations and 72 percent live in cities or suburban areas.

This was the Indian version of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North 100 years ago, except in this case, it was official government policy.

For the U.S. government, termination turned out to be a double-edged sword. It weakened Native communities, but also brought thousands of Indians together in cities, creating a pan-Indianism that hadn’t existed at least since Tecumseh’s efforts in the early 1800s to build multination resistance to Western expansion.

In cities and on reservations, American Indians faced racial profiling from the police and were one of the most disproportionately represented groups in prison. In 1968, at the time of AIM’s founding, Indians were about 10 percent of the population of Minneapolis and 70 percent of the city’s jail population.

Many of the founders of AIM first met while they were in prison. Clyde Bellecourt and Eddie Benton Banai were Ojibwe inmates in 1962 at Minnesota Stillwater Prison and started reading about the civil rights movement and the Black Panthers.

Their first taste of organizing was an education program with 47 Native prisoners. As Bellecourt recounts in Peter Matthiessen’s In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, “I guess we had the first real Indian Studies Program in the country.”

Many Indians in urban centers also started to fight for health care rights, which were guaranteed to many Natives in treaty rights. At the time, you couldn’t find an Indian Health Services outside a reservation.


The Birth of the American Indian Movement

As more and more Indians became radicalized by termination, unemployment and police violence, many took inspiration from the Black Power movement to develop their own Red Power.

In July 1968 in Minneapolis, Eddie Benton Banai, Clyde Bellecourt, George Mitchell and Dennis Banks founded what they first called the “Concerned Indian Americans.” Quickly recognizing the acronym problem, they renamed themselves the American Indian Movement.

The group’s original aim was fighting police violence in the Native neighborhood of Franklin. In their book Like a Hurricane, Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior describe the group’s original activities:

One of the first projects of the new group was the AIM Patrol. AIM raised money to equip cars with two-way radios, cameras and tape recorders so they could monitor arrests by the police department. When the AIM Patrol heard police dispatched to certain bars or street corners, officers would be met by Indians in red jackets carefully observing their actions. AIM also became expert at providing attorneys for those arrested. It was a tactic similar to Black Panther campaigns to monitor police in Oakland, California and other cities.

AIM’s political program was murky at first, but it evolved and developed through action and organizing into calling for self-determination and liberation.

AIM chapters started springing up everywhere in the country. The organization was growing at a rapid rate. Despite this, however, it faced the issue of disconnect from reservation people. Founded mainly by Minneapolis Ojibwe people (whose homelands are close to Lake Superior in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan), AIM was an urban pan-Indian that didn’t have roots on reservations.

That changed dramatically in February 1972 after the murder of a Lakota man named Raymond Yellow Thunder in Gordon, Nebraska.

Gordon was a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. As in many reservation border towns, relations between Indian and white people were extremely strained. It wasn’t uncommon to hear people use the R-word and talk about the difference between “good” Indians and “bad” Indians.

That was the atmosphere in which Raymond Yellow Thunder was beaten to death by Melvin and Leslie Hare — who were charged only with assault and battery and released without bail. Yellow Thunder’s family in Pine Ridge sought assistance from both the tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), but heard nothing.

That’s when the family turned to AIM, which brought caravan after caravan to Gordon alongside the Oglala Lakota people. AIM demanded justice for the murder of Yellow Thunder. Russell Means, who was Oglala Lakota, but grew up in the Bay Area, helped bridge the gap between AIM and the Lakota people in Pine Ridge.

This unexpected response by Indians inspired people all around the country and forced Gordon authoroies to impose higher charges and convict the Hare brothers.

Gordon was a turning point for AIM, which became a trusted organization to traditionals on Pine Ridge and around the country. AIM’s success no doubt frightened the government because it had shown the ability to bring together people who had been intentionally separated: urban and reservation Natives.

After its successful campaign in Gordon, AIM was emboldened and quickly put itself on the national map, bringing the issue of Indian liberation to the mainstream.

In November 1972, the group organized the Trail of Broken Treaties, in which more than 500 American Indians drove across the country to D.C. to discuss the treatment of Indigenous people with the BIA.

AIM developed a 20-point plan, including the restoration of Indians’ treaty-making authority (ended by Congress in 1871), abolition of the BIA (reminiscent of current calls to abolish ICE), and that all Indians should be governed by treaty relations. Activists kicked the BIA out and occupied the building for a few days on the eve of the 1972 presidential election.

AIM was also part of campaigns against racism in and around Indian Country in places like Rapid City, South Dakota. It called for better housing and continued its campaign against police brutality.


The Occupation of Wounded Knee

AIM’s most memorable action was the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee in early 1973. As I wrote in a 2013 article about the occupation for SW:

In the 1970s, the Pine Ridge reservation, where Wounded Knee is located, was run like a Latin American dictatorship.

The U.S. government would funnel money to Dick Wilson, the tribal council president, who oversaw the reservation with an iron fist. Supporters of the radical AIM were hunted down by the Guardians of the Olgala Nation (GOON) squad, ending in numerous gun battles. The GOON squad worked closely with the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Wilson was so unpopular that reservation residents formed the Oglala Sioux Civil Rights Organization (OSCRO) to impeach him. Petitions were filed — one even had more signatures than the number of votes Wilson got in the preceding election. Blatantly showing his corruption, Wilson personally presided over the impeachment hearing and insured that it failed to remove him.

In response, residents appealed for help to AIM, which brought 300 armed Oglala Lakota and AIM activists to Wounded Knee, took over the church and trading post, blocked all the roads, took several white hostages (who in fact were there willingly) and declared it a liberated territory.

The demands were simple: get rid of Dick Wilson and have the federal government investigate treaties. But the government was worried that Wounded Knee would become an example that others would follow. A high-ranking BIA official expressed alarm over his view that Wounded Knee had “crystallized a revolutionary movement in the United States.”

Instead, the government response was with overwhelming force, as hundreds of FBI agents, federal marshals, BIA police and Dick Wilson’s GOON squad surrounded Wounded Knee.

By the end of the occupation, two American Indians, Buddy Lamont and Frank Clearwater, were killed and several others were wounded.

As the FBI escalated its attack on AIM, the occupation became harder and harder to sustain. With no electricity, and running water and supplies dwindling, the occupation pushed people to their limits. The occupation ended on May 8. The FBI came in and disarmed and arrested 120 people. However, many people had snuck out the night before, evading arrest.


Repression and Decline

AFTER THE occupation of Wounded Knee, AIM’s prominence started to diminish as the group suffered from two tactics of government repression.

First, the FBI’s COINTELPRO program infiltrated AIM and started to create a culture of paranoia and suspicion. It later emerged that Douglass Durham, the group’s security director and often Dennis Banks’ personal bodyguard, was an FBI informant.

The government shamefully framed Leonard Peltier for the murder of two FBI agents in a 1975 shootout at Pine Ridge, even as the FBI admitted that it did not know who killed the agents and was more concerned about putting Peltier behind bars.

Peltier was up for parole in 2009, but Barack Obama refused to pardon or commute his sentence. He is still serving two life sentences.

The government’s second tactic against AIM was to force those arrested at Wounded Knee to go through long drawn out court cases that the government couldn’t win but that would fatigue and bankrupt the organization. Across the country, AIM members were brought up on minor charges, but would still have to go to court and fight tooth and nail, though the cases often got thrown out. It was meant to bankrupt the organization.

The repression compounded internal divisions and debates. AIM’s leadership was male-dominated, with members like Dennis Banks and Russell Means the group’s public face.

Members like Madonna Thunderhawk and Janet McCloud saw the need for Native women to start their own organization, and formed Women of All Red Nations in 1974 to fight for American Indian women health, against mass sterilization of women and against racist mascots and culture appropriation.

Among their many achievements, AIM and the Red Power movement overturned the termination policy — including restoring the Menominee reservation — and forced the government to pass legislation that promoted self-determination.

The movement’s legacy lives strong through Indian Country, where you will now see countless hats and shirts that say “Native Pride” or “Native and proud of it.”

However, AIM’s goal of liberation is far from being met. Natives are still being targeted by the police. According to the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, Native Americans only represent 0.8 percent of the population, but are 1.9 percent of those killed by police. Indians are also disproportionately represented in prison, and treaty rights are still an important struggle.

As we see a wave of Indigenous resistance on a scale not seen since the 1970s, with the rise of Idle No More in Canada, fights against pipelines at Standing Rock and countless other locations and the #NativeLivesMatter movement, its vital for us to learn the radical history of AIM.

The best way to honor that history is to continue to resist and fight racism and discrimination while calling on the U.S. for reparations and self-determination — and to put forward a vision of socialism and Native liberation that ends the exploitation of the earth and the destruction of Indigenous land, and puts the fight against capitalism and settler-colonialism at the core of our resistance.


          Mustang Bullitt, Regenerative Braking, and Brian France's DUI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

They really don't make any bad vehicles these days and luckily our favorite automotive experts help us narrow down the right car for us. We begin the show with automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, who discusses why premium SUVs are taking a top spot in the market. BJ and Alan also talk about the 2018 Ford F-150 diesel that Alan drove down to Newport Beach and they excitedly chat about the greatly improved fuel consumption of most new trucks. Then, Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, sounds off about the latest rad events he was able to attend. San Francisco played host to a reenactment of the classic Mustang Bullitt car chase as Ford showed off the 2019-2020 redesign of the Mustang Bullitt and Karl said how cool it was to witness. After that, he tells us about his exciting drive down Pikes Peak in the all-new pure EV Audi e-tron and raves about its amazing regenerative brakes. Karl ends the first hour with an update on his greatly anticipated Ford GT, which he has made all of his final designs decisions on and is patiently waiting for its finalization. Next, Executive Editor of Autotrader, Brian Moody, pits the 2018 Toyota Tacoma against the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. While the Tacoma still has one of the best resale values in the truck market, the Colorado stole Autotrader's vote. Brian explains that he believes the Tacoma played it a little too safe with their redesign, while the Colorado stepped it with their interior, diesel engine option and aggressive ZR2 off-road package. Continuing with the compact truck theme, Brian also addresses the rumors surrounding the U.S. version of the all-new Ford Ranger after a write up from their sister company in Australia, Car Guides. Brian explains that he doesn't believe we will see a diesel engine but to keep an eye out for the 2.3L EcoBoost, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a plethora of safety features. Then, before Brian goes he explains Autotrader's Accelerate, which is an online vehicle buying program that can make it possible for you to shop from the comfort of your own home. Switching gears, automotive journalist, George Kennedy, reviews the impressive handling of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody and explains that he really loved that one could tune the individual performance options on the infotainment system. After that he sounds off about the 2018 Lexus NX vs the 2018 Acura RDX and shares that he was excited to drive these two major competitors back-to-back. The NX was a little too small for 6'3" George and the RDX had a frustrating infotainment system but overall, the two were really great cars for under $50k. Changing lanes, Ed Justice, Jr. updates us on the recent DUI of NASCAR's CEO, Brian France's, and what that could mean for the position he has been in for over a decade. Ed ends the hour by sharing about his favorite new documentary, Ferrari: Race to Immortality, which showcased the most dangerous and glamorous time in racing that took place from 1955-1958. Tune in now to fill your cranium with the latest and greatest from the automotive world.

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          Di solito si chiamano bugiardi..      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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 VaticanNews.va (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 FamilleChretienne.fr, 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(https://www.aldomariavalli.it/2018/08/06/il-misterioso-caso-del-numero-2358/) nel quale riprendevo un’indagine svolta da padre John Zuhlsdorf (http://wdtprs.com/blog/2018/08/the-mysterious-case-of-ccc-2358-on-objectively-disordered-homosexual-inclinations/) 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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Dall’Atanasio di Mostar a Henryk di Medjugorje

            

Introduzione

Diversi media hanno recentemente pubblicato la notizia che il vescovo in pensione di Varsavia-Praga e arcivescovo ad personam Henryk Hoser ha dato inizio al suo incarico di Visitatore Apostolico a Medjugorje. L’informazione stessa ha causato molte reazioni nel mondo virtuale. Ancora una volta, si è aperto uno scontro tra coloro che considerano le apparizioni di Medjugorje come verità assoluta e coloro che le considerano non autentiche. Insieme a questa notizia è stato pubblicato un altro articolo secondo cui il vescovo di Mostar-Duvno, Ratko Perić, in qualità di vescovo nel cui territorio si trova la parrocchia di Medjugorje, ha ricevuto l’arcivescovo Hoser e Luigi Pezzuto, nunzio apostolico in Bosnia-Erzegovina. Poiché egli ha espresso in questa occasione il suo rispetto per la decisione della Santa Sede, ha offerto all’arcivescovo Hoser la sua collaborazione, gli ha augurato l’abbondante aiuto di Dio nell’adempiere alla sua missione e ha poi ribadito in modo chiaro e inequivocabile qual è stata la costante posizione della Curia diocesana di Mostar, che non considera nessuna «apparizione», nessun «messaggio», nessun «segreto» e nessuna «pergamena» come autentici, compresi i primi sette o dieci giorni delle cosiddette apparizioni, le reazioni si sono trasformate in insulti e ostilità aperti.

Regina della pace o Regina dei disordini


Anche solo una rapida occhiata ai commenti fatti su alcuni dei portali più popolari, sia laici che religiosi, porta a concludere che in essi c’è pochissima compostezza e obiettività, e invece una grande quantità di sarcasmo, amarezza e insulti grossolani. Dal punto di vista laico, i toni in genere vanno dalla ridicolizzazione alla diffamazione di entrambe le parti, il che è comprensibile, in base all’approccio e alle credenziali dei commentatori. Tuttavia è molto triste osservare come sui cosiddetti portali religiosi, così come nei profili ufficiali e personali sui social network, il maggior numero di commentatori-credenti pronuncino insulti scandalosamente maleducati. A questo proposito, ciò che è particolarmente triste è il modo in cui i sostenitori delle apparizioni di Medjugorje, quelli che fanno facilmente riferimento alla Gospa di Medjugorje [cioè la Madonna] come Madre e Regina della Pace, assumono un atteggiamento così scomposto e intollerante da far gelare il sangue nelle vene a causa dei loro attacchi contro il vescovo Perić, che vanno dall’augurio che crepi, alle accuse di essere un agente del KGB, un materialista incallito e un non credente o addirittura Satana incarnato.

«Fra» Bože Radoš e il diavolo, ovvero l’amore verso i nemici alla luce della verità di Medjugorje


In questo contesto, molto scalpore ha destato in particolare un video, più precisamente un’accusa al vescovo Perić di non essere altro che il diavolo. Si tratta di un video postato sul profilo Facebook di Bože Radoš, che è ben noto ai sostenitori delle apparizioni di Medjugorje e che arbitrariamente si definisce «Fra» Bože Radoš. È un ex membro dell’Ordine francescano, che a causa della sua disobbedienza è stato dimesso 20 anni fa e sospeso da tutte le facoltà sacerdotali, ma tuttavia continua a indossare l’abito francescano e ad usurpare il ministero sacerdotale. Negli archivi del vecchio sito web delle diocesi di Mostar-Duvno e ​​Trebinje-Mrkan si legge: «Bože Radoš, congedato per decreto del Generale, il 28 febbraio 1998, confermato dalla Santa Sede il 23 marzo 1998, sospeso dal celebrare i sacramenti il ​​30 dicembre 1998. È illegalmente residente nel canonicato parrocchiale di Čapljina e svolge illegalmente il ministero in altri luoghi dell’Erzegovina».
I suoi attacchi contro il vescovo Perić non sono una novità, perché sono una costante delle sue attività pastorali illegittime, così come delle attività pastorali di alcuni altri (spesso dimessi e sospesi) francescani. Ciò può essere confermato, tra l’altro, dalla sua pubblicazione, scritta insieme agli altri «frati di Čapljina», dal titolo Il diavolo in Erzegovina. Pubblica accusa al vescovo Ratko Perić, che è un libretto pubblicato dall’Associazione di fedeli cattolici dell’Erzegovina «Mir i dobro» (Pace e bene) a Čapljina, nel 2002. Il contenuto del libretto è, giusto per informazione, tragicomico, mentre la «pace» e il «bene» non vi si ritrovano nemmeno in tracce.
Inoltre, a quale livello di manipolazione i «Frati» di Čapljina e alcuni altri «frati» della stessa mentalità e attività di «Fra» Bože sono disposti ad arrivare, lo si può vedere dal fatto che uno di loro in passato – «Fra» Stanko Pavlović – prima di essere dimesso dall’Ordine dei Frati Minori, osò fingere di essere un vescovo ed ebbe l’ardire di amministrare il sacramento della Confermazione ai candidati di Čapljina.
E’ bene aggiungere che «Fra» Bože Radoš è un ospite gradito in quei media che fanno molto per promuovere le cosiddette apparizioni di Medjugorje, e i suoi insulti contro il vescovo in questi contesti sono regolarmente presentati come coraggio e saggezza, e mai come arroganza e disobbedienza. Inoltre, a giudicare dalle sue frequenti apparizioni e attività su Facebook, non possiamo sottrarci all’impressione che, a causa delle sue numerose esibizioni e auto-promozioni, non abbia molto tempo per il rosario e il breviario.
Coerentemente con il suo modo abituale di offendere il vescovo nel modo più crudo, «Fra» Bože ha anche pubblicato il summenzionato video, che è stato visto oltre 30.000 volte dalla sua messa on-line, ha ricevuto oltre 250 commenti ed è stato condiviso circa lo stesso numero di volte. Va anche notato che «Fra» Bože ha un gran numero di seguaci, cioè che la maggior parte dei commentatori approva e supporta questo modo di esprimersi e gli insulti al vescovo Perić, e aggiunge i propri, allo stesso indirizzo. Tuttavia, grazie a Dio, c’è un buon numero di persone che esprimono il loro orrore di fronte a colpi così bassi, e ancor più ce ne sono di quelli che esprimono il loro profondo dolore per il fatto che una persona di Chiesa usi tale vocabolario, specialmente quando questo viene fatto da un «frate».

«Io sono per la pace, ma essi, appena parlo, sono per la guerra»


Ciò che vogliamo sottolineare qui è proprio questo tipo di brutto e crudo vocabolario che viene spesso usato da alcuni frati dell’Erzegovina e dai loro cloni ideologici per squalificare il vescovo Perić e chiunque non riconosca le apparizioni di Medjugorje. Ma, ancora di più, vogliamo anche sottolineare in modo autocritico che questo tipo di vocabolario provoca nervosismo e crudezza in coloro che sentono il bisogno di reagire a questo. In questa luce, siamo consapevoli che anche noi abbiamo oltrepassato il limite delle argomentazioni espresse con compostezza e siamo entrati nell’arena del ridicolizzare e sminuire «Fra» Bože e simili «frati», insieme a tutti coloro che sostengono le apparizioni di Medjugorje. Guardando agli altri in questa luce e guardando a noi stessi, possiamo osservare che questa Regina della Pace di Medjugorje è strana, così strana che lei annulla la sua stessa essenza, perché invece che per la pace, sembra che sia per la guerra. È simile a ciò che leggiamo nel salmo: «Troppo tempo ho abitato con chi detesta la pace. Io sono per la pace, ma essi, appena parlo, sono per la guerra» (Sal 120,6-7). E queste due parti probabilmente non sarebbero mai d’accordo su chi è il nemico della pace, chi parla di pace e chi è per la guerra.
Il tema delle apparizioni di Medjugorje dovrebbe, ovviamente, essere aperto a qualsiasi discussione, anche a quelle sarcastiche, perché, per sua natura, è qualcosa che non è affatto e non può mai essere considerato una credenza obbligatoria. Eppure in pratica risulta essere un’area molto pericolosa, della quale solo pochi, e raramente, osano parlare criticamente. Pertanto, è del tutto comprensibile perché alcuni dei «frati» erzegovinesi ricoprano di insulti il vescovo Perić o, come direbbero le Scritture: «La sua bocca era più dolce del burro, ma la guerra era nel suo cuore: le sue parole erano più morbide dell’olio, ma erano spade sguainate» (Sal 55,21). In questo modo, il comandamento dell’amore di Cristo verso i nostri nemici è completamente svalutato, ancor peggio è corrotto nella misura in cui si iniziano a odiare sia gli amici che i fratelli. Ci sembra che questo sia uno dei problemi fondamentali del fenomeno di Medjugorje e, in questa luce, ci permettiamo di ripetere, ancora una volta, che in tutto questo non vediamo alcuna ragione obiettivamente giustificata per chiamare la Gospa di Medjugorje Regina della Pace ma piuttosto colei che incita costantemente alla guerra.

Le colorite bugie di Medjugorje


In altre parole, gli argomenti del vescovo Ratko Perić e le prove indiscutibili fornite dall’ufficio della Curia di Mostar durante tutto il tempo delle apparizioni sono completamente accettabili per noi, poiché indicano chiaramente che le apparizioni di Medjugorje sono una semplice menzogna e manipolazione delle masse. Pertanto, è abbastanza comprensibile che, durante il suo incontro con l’arcivescovo Hoser, il vescovo abbia presentato pubblicamente e chiaramente la sua posizione, anche se sa che colui che è stato nominato Visitatore Apostolico è per il momento completamente schierato con i francescani e ha accettato senza dubbio solo la loro versione dei fatti, mentre di fronte a un bel po’ di frutti negativi di Medjugorje sta semplicemente chiudendo gli occhi. Pertanto, riteniamo necessario esaminare alcune delle cose particolarmente evidenti emerse in questi giorni, per tentare di interpretarle in un modo che appaia ragionevole.
Prima di tutto, vogliamo dire che abbiamo già affrontato la questione della credibilità delle cosiddette apparizioni di Medjugorje nel testo intitolato Gli Zeloti di Medjugorje, o come la «Gospa» contraddice la Madonna [croatoinglese] e che non c’è bisogno di aggiungere qualcosa a questo. La grande quantità di prove presentate dall’ufficio della Curia di Mostar porta semplicemente alla conclusione che il fenomeno di Medjugorje è una fabbricazione, quindi qualsiasi ulteriore discussione su questo sarebbe interessante solo se qualcuno fosse in grado di smentire queste prove. Insieme a questo, vogliamo solo sottolineare qui che il lavoro svolto finora dall’arcivescovo Hoser riguardo a Medjugorje ci sembra che sia stato assolutamente imperfetto, perché ha fatto il lavoro che gli è stato affidato in modo superficiale, prevenuto e poco serio. Ne abbiamo già parlato nei testi: Il fanatismo di Medjugorje e l’inviato papale arcivescovo Hoser e Con quale autorità l’arcivescovo Hoser proclama Medjugorje santuario? Anche riguardo a questi testi non sentiamo alcun bisogno di aggiungere o cancellare nulla. Tuttavia, sentiamo di dover commentare alcune nuove circostanze, che sono principalmente incentrate sul vescovo Perić, l’arcivescovo Hoser e papa Francesco, o sulla Santa Sede, come attori principali.
Ci poniamo la domanda: come si può comprendere correttamente la decisione della Santa Sede di nominare un visitatore apostolico e quindi, probabilmente, sollevare completamente il vescovo Perić dalla sua giurisdizione sulla parrocchia di Medjugorje? Anche se il mandato dell’arcivescovo Hoser è stato assegnato ad nutum della Santa Sede, e sebbene sia esclusivamente di carattere pastorale, non crediamo che, con questa nomina, al vescovo Perić sia lasciata una qualche autorità per amministrare quella parrocchia, che, de facto, diventa una parrocchia sotto la giurisdizione della Santa Sede. Questo potrebbe sembrare ingiusto verso il vescovo Perić, anche come un segno di declassamento e di critica, ma in realtà non deve essere così.
Prima di discutere cosa intendiamo con questo, vorremmo dire alcune parole sul vescovo Ratko Perić e su come vediamo il suo ruolo nel contesto del fenomeno di Medjugorje.

Il ruolo del vescovo Perić nel fenomeno di Medjugorje


Il vescovo Perić e i suoi più stretti collaboratori, così come il suo predecessore, il vescovo Žanić e i suoi collaboratori, hanno fatto molto per rivelare le menzogne ​​di Medjugorje, anche se molto lentamente. Mentre c’è ancora un numero molto più grande di coloro che accettano senza dubbio le apparizioni di Medjugorje come credibili, non si deve ignorare il fatto che molti stanno facendo sempre più domande e arrivano a una delle due conclusioni: che si tratti di una semplice manipolazione, oppure che non si tratti delle apparizioni della Madonna, ma di apparizioni del diavolo, come direbbe «Fra» Bože. Tuttavia, questa volta non nella persona del vescovo Perić, ma di «colui che divide», dalla testa ai piedi.
In questa luce, il ruolo del vescovo Perić e dei suoi più stretti collaboratori è lodevole, perché essi hanno dimostrato un’incredibile forza e fedeltà nella difesa dell’ortodossia, mentre i sacrifici e gli insulti che hanno dovuto sopportare e continuare a sostenere confermano il loro livello di preoccupazione nel difendere la Madre di Dio e la Madre della Chiesa dalla Regina della Pace di Medjugorje, che sta diffondendo turbamento attorno a sé. Per noi quindi, come abbiamo già detto in un precedente testo [croatoinglese], il vescovo Perić, a causa della sua chiarezza e forza, è simile a sant’Atanasio, che in difesa della vera fede dovette fuggire in esilio cinque volte a causa degli attacchi degli eretici ariani del suo tempo. Ancor meglio, a lui appartiene il titolo di «Atanasio di Mostar», attribuitogli per le stesse ragioni dal presidente della Conferenza episcopale croata, l’arcivescovo Želimir Puljić.
Queste parole di lode all’Atanasio di Mostar e ai suoi collaboratori non sono un segno di piaggeria o adulazione. Al contrario, è nostra ferma convinzione che essi meritano questo riconoscimento per i loro veramente grandi sacrifici, dato che spesso vengono lasciati soli a lottare per la vera fede contro tutti gli altri. E non solo con la sfida di Medjugorje, ma anche in molti altri campi, come la lettera circolare del vescovo Ratko Perić del 22 ottobre 2016, con il titolo: «Un promemoria ai confessori» [presentazione in italiano], in cui, unico vescovo di lingua croata, fornisce istruzioni chiare e ortodosse nell’interpretazione dell’esortazione di Papa Francesco Amoris laetitia, senza le esitazioni e i timorosi silenzi o attese che hanno avuto la maggioranza dei vescovi nel mondo. Siamo certi che tale chiarezza riguardo agli insegnamenti originali della Chiesa e il coraggio nella loro difesa sono stati largamente raggiunti dal vescovo Perić nella sua già citata battaglia con Medjugorje.
Tuttavia, vogliamo sottolineare che proviamo un certo rispetto, e forse persino un sentimento di apprezzamento, verso quei francescani che sono pronti a difendere la Gospa di Medjugorje con tutte le loro forze, perché in tutta questa storia stanno anche subendo umiliazioni e innumerevoli colpi (ma è anche vero che loro stessi ne sono regolarmente responsabili). A noi, sembrano semplicemente fanatici pronti a morire per la loro verità. Eppure, tutto questo non è qualcosa che possa essere facilmente ignorato, indipendentemente dal fatto che siamo convinti che la loro verità sia in realtà una semplice bugia. Tuttavia, anche se sono pronti a cadere nelle più basilari forme di disobbedienza, riteniamo che tali azioni da parte loro siano più comunemente derivate da una solida convinzione di agire correttamente.
Ancora una volta, torniamo al problema dell’amore cristiano e ancor più all’amore verso i nemici, perché la storia di Medjugorje mostra uno scandaloso livello di intolleranza, che oscura così il volto misericordioso del nostro Maestro e il cuore tenero di sua e nostra Madre e, di conseguenza, gli eventi attorno a Medjugorje appaiono agli osservatori esterni come un circo. E poi, questo paradigma di Medjugorje, purtroppo, viene copiato in molti altri settori della Chiesa, facendo così perdere alla Chiesa la reputazione, la credibilità e il valore della sua missione.
Desideriamo sottolineare ancora una volta che la responsabilità di una tale situazione non dipende dal vescovo Perić e dai suoi collaboratori, come spesso è asserito dai sostenitori delle apparizioni di Medjugorje, ma solo da coloro che hanno dato inizio alle bugie, coloro che hanno perseverato in queste bugie e attraverso la manipolazione dei media hanno permesso che queste si diffondessero in tutto il mondo. Poiché è il vescovo responsabile della parrocchia di Medjugorje, il vescovo Perić ha dovuto reagire a tali menzogne ​​a causa del suo ministero, e sosteniamo che ha fatto esattamente ciò che ci si aspetterebbe da qualsiasi vescovo della Chiesa cattolica.
La nomina dell’arcivescovo Hoser a Visitatore Apostolico ha poi declassato il vescovo Perić; e l’aver scelto una persona che accetta senza riserve le apparizioni di Medjugorje lo ha umiliato; e l’intervento diretto della Santa Sede ha squalificato tutti i suoi sforzi verso la verità; e tutto ciò ha avuto luogo un anno e mezzo prima del suo ritiro regolare per allontanarlo deliberatamente dalla scena pubblica così da preparare il terreno a un nuovo vescovo che sia sostenitore delle apparizioni di Medjugorje. Il tempo dirà se le cose stanno così. Tuttavia, a noi sembra che le cose potrebbero evolvere molto rapidamente in una direzione gradita al vescovo Perić.

Il fenomeno di Medjugorje tra l’Atanasio di Mostar e Henryk di Medjugorje


Innanzitutto, bisogna essere onesti e ammettere che, in sostanza, il vescovo Perić (non a causa di una sua responsabilità o di eventuali omissioni da parte sua) è stato solo nominalmente vescovo della parrocchia di Medjugorje. Parimenti, bisogna essere onesti e ammettere che non tutti i frati di Medjugorje hanno ostacolato la giurisdizione dell’Ufficio della Curia di Mostar. Tuttavia, in linea di principio e in considerazione delle intricate circostanze, si può dire che i frati di Medjugorje hanno guidato la parrocchia come hanno voluto, senza riconoscere l’autorità del vescovo e senza rispettare le sue decisioni. E spesso non hanno rispettato nemmeno l’autorità e le decisioni del Generale dell’Ordine e l’autorità e le decisioni della Santa Sede.
Tra l’altro, questa affermazione può essere comprovata dal fatto che con l’esplicita o tacita benedizione dei francescani, senza alcuna previa conoscenza e approvazione dell’Ordinario del luogo, sono nate molte comunità di carattere sospetto, dal Nucleo Centrale legato all’attuale movimento New Age dell’ex iniziatore e cervello dell’«operazione Medjugorje», «Fra» Tomislav Vlašić, fino ad una serie di altre comunità religiose, carismatiche e caritatevoli non riconosciute, considerate pericolose per la comunione ecclesiale.
Lo stesso vale per l’acclamato Festival Internazionale della Gioventù – lo Mladifest, che si tiene ogni anno dal 1° al 6 agosto, al quale affluiscono decine di migliaia di esaltati pellegrini di Medjugorje, anche se probabilmente nessuno di loro sa da quale tipo di evento blasfemo si sia sviluppato, ragion per cui non potrebbe avere il sostegno di nessuno dei vescovi del mondo. I suoi fondatori e gli organizzatori, naturalmente, non hanno bisogno di tale sostegno, perché lo trovano nelle vaste folle che vi partecipano, che non chiedono altro che di sentire qualcosa in quell’oasi di pace. L’evento a cui ci riferiamo è legato a una presunta rivelazione della Gospa di Medjugorje del 1984, in cui la Gospa informava i veggenti di essere nata il 5 agosto e che proprio in quell’anno, in quella data, avrebbe celebrato i suoi 2.000 anni. Entusiasti di questa rivelazione, i veggenti, secondo la testimonianza della veggente Marija Pavlović, decisero di preparare una grande torta di compleanno per la Gospa, decorata con candeline e molte rose di zucchero, e di portarla sulla collina delle apparizioni. La Gospa fu così toccata da questo regalo di compleanno che prese persino una delle rose di zucchero che le era stata offerta spontaneamente da uno di loro. Su una tale bizzarra mescolanza di naturale e soprannaturale, da cui è nato lo Mladifest, non c’è nulla da aggiungere, tranne che il vescovo Perić non approverebbe un’attività così pagana neanche morto. Ma ovviamente nessuno gli ha mai chiesto di farlo.
La nostra intenzione nel sottolineare tutto questo è di mostrare come in realtà le mani del vescovo Perić fossero legate, cioè, come contro una tale macchina di propaganda, capace di trasformare, senza scrupoli, un vescovo coscienzioso in un mostro, non avesse alcuno spazio di manovra per un’amministrazione regolare di Medjugorje. Proprio per questa ragione crediamo che le cose ora, e non solo in senso pastorale, si muovano nella giusta direzione.
Anche se l’arcivescovo Hoser nella sua precedente visita a Medjugorje non ha notato nessuna delle cose che abbiamo detto, ma al contrario ha fornito un sostegno senza riserve ai francescani, nella misura in cui dopo soli tre giorni a Medjugorje si è identificato con loro rivolgendosi ai fedeli con il saluto «Noi Medjugorjani», siamo convinti che presto comincerà a cambiare idea. Infatti, non appena i problemi pastorali lo costringeranno a compiere la minima mossa che non sia accettabile per i francescani e il settarismo diffuso, incontrerà ostruzionismo e opposizione. Ecco perché pensiamo che la nomina di un visitatore apostolico, e specialmente di un tale visitatore apostolico, sia un atto dello Spirito Santo, perché le intenzioni di molti cuori saranno rivelate attraverso di lui.
Inoltre, dato che il fenomeno di Medjugorje esiste per provocare tensione o la creazione dell’impressione generale che tutti coloro che credono nelle apparizioni di Medjugorje, specialmente i (disobbedienti) francescani erzegovinesi, siano martiri perseguitati a causa della cattiva coscienza e della malevolenza del vescovo Perić, la nomina di un visitatore apostolico farà quindi cessare la causa di tutte queste ingiustizie. Quindi, sarà interessante osservare cosa accadrà.

La nomina di un visitatore apostolico: un errore o una decisione saggia della Santa Sede?


Prevediamo che questo sarà l’inizio della fine dell’interesse delle masse per la destinazione di Medjugorje e quando le fonti di questo turismo religioso si prosciugheranno ci aspettiamo che anche i francescani stessi abbandoneranno la Regina della Pace. Inoltre, poiché i veggenti sono già nei loro anni maturi, è prevedibile che, dopo la loro morte, anche la sola menzione delle apparizioni non sarà abbastanza interessante, perché i pellegrini avranno appreso che la Gospa appariva su richiesta e che lei era così premurosa che posticipava persino il momento prestabilito, secondo i bisogni mutevoli dei clienti.
Certo, bisogna anche essere preparati a uno scenario di tentativi di continuare a tenere in vita la favola di Medjugorje, perché la secolare intraprendenza dei francescani potrebbe trovare nuove modalità, ad esempio, di provocare tensioni con la Santa Sede, secondo il metodo già collaudato e di successo, se e quando i rapporti con l’arcivescovo Hoser diventassero tesi. Oppure potrebbero pregare la Gospa perché conceda la grazia a dei nuovi arrivati, cosicché inizi ad apparire ad altri che facciano in modo che le apparizioni continuino di generazione in generazione. Ci aspettiamo che la decisione finale verrà presa solo dopo che avranno considerato attentamente ciò che a loro conviene di più.
In questa luce, è bene menzionare le parole di Henryk di Medjugorje prima della sua partenza dalla Polonia, cioè prima di venire a Medjugorje e iniziare il suo ministero come visitatore apostolico, sulla questione della mafia che fiorisce a Medjugorje, in particolare quella di Napoli, come da lui sottolineato. Non dubitiamo che la mafia abbia veramente trovato il suo posto a Medjugorje, eppure ci chiediamo: chi ha aperto loro le porte e chi le tiene ben aperte? Inoltre, temiamo che la mafia menzionata dall’arcivescovo Hoser sia solo un bambino prematuro rispetto ad un’altra, nascosta nell’involucro carismatico-caritatevole, che mons. Željko Majić, il vicario generale della diocesi di Mostar-Duvno, come persona ben informata, menziona nel suo acuto e interessante articolo intitolato: Razlikovati pšenicu od kukolja (Distinguere il grano dalla zizzania). Se questa mafia ha preso alla gola influenti dignitari vaticani di alto rango, che hanno il potere e l’interesse di chiamare bugie la verità, forse il tempo lo dirà, ma molti piccoli ciottoli lanciati lungo la strada portano a quella fonte oscura.
Per non sbagliare, qui sottolineiamo chiaramente che non stiamo pensando a papa Francesco o all’arcivescovo Hoser, ma piuttosto intuiamo che un futuro prevedibile mostrerà che la decisione del papa è molto più saggia e molto più profonda di quanto possa sembrare in questo momento. Cioè, a noi, come osservatori, mancano molti pezzi per completare il mosaico, mentre lui ha un quadro completo o almeno più completo e, in questa luce, sa perché sta facendo quello che sta facendo. Potremmo dire che l’ingenuo e inoffensivo Henryk di Medjugorje è ideale per servire allo scopo del papa nel realizzare ciò che intende, lontano dalle luci delle telecamere.
Questa conclusione può essere sostenuta dal fatto che il papa ha ripetutamente, in modo diretto e sarcastico, parlato pubblicamente delle apparizioni di Medjugorje, come menzionato da mons. Željko Majić nel suo articolo. Così, il 14 novembre 2013, nella sua omelia mattutina durante la Messa, ha detto: «Io conosco un veggente, una veggente che riceve lettere della Madonna, messaggi della Madonna. Ma, guarda, la Madonna è madre! E ama tutti noi. Ma non è un capo ufficio della posta, per inviare messaggi tutti i giorni». E il 9 giugno 2015, sempre nell’omelia dell’Eucaristia mattutina, ha detto: «Ma dove sono i veggenti che ci dicono oggi la lettera che la Madonna manderà alle 4 del pomeriggio? E vivono di questo». Che questa affermazione non sia stata detta in modo spericolato, ma piuttosto meditato, si può vedere nel fatto che l’ha ripetuta quasi per intero tre anni e mezzo dopo, il 13 maggio 2017, quando ha detto: «Preferisco la Madonna come madre, nostra madre, non la Madonna capo dell’ufficio telegrafico, che invia messaggi ogni giorno alla tale ora. Questa non è la madre di Gesù. E queste presunte apparizioni non hanno valore. Questo lo dico come opinione personale». Insieme a questo, si dovrebbe aggiungere un estratto della sua conversazione con l’Unione dei Superiori Generali il 25 novembre 2016, quando ha detto: «Questa moda della Madonna come una superstar, che come protagonista si pone al centro, non è cattolica» (L’Osservatore Romano, 10.2.2017, p. 4). Anche se in nessuna di queste affermazioni il papa ha menzionato esplicitamente Medjugorje, dal contenuto dei messaggi e dalle circostanze delle apparizioni di Medjugorje, è più che ovvio che si riferiscono ad esso [nota del traduttore: in realtà, il 13 maggio 2017 il papa ha detto nella maniera più chiara ed esplicita che si riferiva a Medjugorje].
Giungiamo a questa conclusione anche per il fatto che il papa ha nominato l’arcivescovo Hoser ad nutum Sanctae Sedis, il che significa che il suo ministero può durare anni, ma che può in qualsiasi momento, appena la Santa Sede lo decida, anche cessare. Ciò significa che l’arcivescovo Hoser non sarà nelle condizioni di prendere facilmente iniziative di comune accordo con i francescani, cosa che probabilmente vorrebbe fare con tutto il cuore in questo momento, ma, prima di agire, dovrà pensare se le sue mosse saranno gradite al papa, tenendo sempre presente che il papa non vede il fenomeno di Medjugorje con gli stessi occhi di Hoser. Inoltre, il papa ha ulteriormente limitato il suo ministero, avendo stabilito che è puramente pastorale, come affermato nel comunicato stampa dell’Ufficio stampa della Santa Sede del 31 maggio 2018, e ha quindi chiarito che non deve più lasciarsi andare ad affermazioni al di fuori di questo contesto, come ha invece fatto in precedenza.

A mo’ di conclusione


Detto questo, crediamo veramente che la decisione del papa sia molto più saggia e di vasta portata di quanto sembra ora, e che, in quanto tale, equilibri sia il lato dottrinale che quello pastorale del fenomeno di Medjugorje. In altre parole, sembra che papa Francesco abbia aperto un nuovo capitolo, forse finale, di Medjugorje, che esteriormente potrebbe sembrare andare a favore dei sostenitori delle apparizioni di Medjugorje, facendo presagire il riconoscimento di Medjugorje come santuario, il che appare anche come un declassamento del vescovo Perić e un netto rifiuto di tutto ciò che egli ha fatto negli ultimi decenni. Ma è possibile che, in realtà, attraverso le facoltà sufficienti ma molto limitate date all’arcivescovo Hoser, stia solo cercando di creare una situazione ordinaria e regolare a Medjugorje, sapendo bene che l’interesse per il fenomeno di Medjugorje sarà significativamente ridotto, con i fiumi di quei pellegrini che sono alla ricerca di miracoli più che di Dio, così come in tutti quei potenti gruppi di ambito carismatico-caritatevole di gola spirituale, i cui motivi di esistenza cessano nel momento in cui l’interesse per i loro «prodotti» diminuisce.
Che noi si sia visto giusto o meno, desideriamo comunque esprimere al vescovo Perić la nostra profonda gratitudine per la sua perseveranza nella vera fede, al tramonto del suo ministero episcopale, parafrasando le parole della Sacra Scrittura: Hai combattuto la buona battaglia; hai (quasi) terminato la tua corsa (episcopale), hai conservato la (tua e nostra) fede! (2 Tim 4,7). Con ulteriore gratitudine a lui e ai suoi collaboratori, aggiungiamo: Ora mi resta solo la corona di giustizia che il Signore, giusto giudice, mi consegnerà in quel giorno; e non solo a me, ma anche a tutti coloro che attendono con amore la sua manifestazione (2 Tim 4,8).

Di Snježana Majdandžić-Gladić, 29 luglio 2018, tradotto dal croato, Vjera i djela (La fede e le opere, portale di teologia cattolica)
Di più:

https://www.vjeraidjela.com/dallatanasio-di-mostar-a-henryk-di-medjugorje/

Cardinale Schönborn: La Chiesa ha "riconosciuto ufficialmente i buoni frutti di Medjugorje”


Per la prima volta nella storia delle presunte apparizioni di Medjugorje, l'annuale Festa della Gioventù (dal 1° al 6 di agosto) è iniziato con una Messa celebrata dal nunzio apostolico di Bosnia e Herzegovina, arcivescovo Luigi Pezzuto.

Le date del festival risalgono a una [falsa] rivelazione di Medjugorje secondo cui Nostra Signora sarebbe nata il 5 agosto dell'anno 16 a.C. [e pertanto avrebbe avuto 9 anni quando Cristo nacque nel 7 a.C.].

Il cardinale pro-gay di Vienna Schönborn ha inviato i suoi saluto alla Festa di quest'anno.

Secondo lui, la nomina da parte di papa Francesco di un inviato permanente a Medjugorje è "segno di grande apprezzamento e riconoscimento". La Chiesa ha "riconosciuto ufficialmente i buoni frutti di Medjugorje”, ha aggiunto.

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LA CHIESA DI SAN BERNARDINO


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.

0 mani bergoglio
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
http://www.affaritaliani.it/cronache/vaticano-ufficio-di-collocamento-anti-suicidi-vademecum-per-bergoglio-554746.html?ref=rss

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 Radio-Canada.ca 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.

Fonte:

www.lanuovabq.it/it/il-futuro-della…

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MEDJUGORIE E' CONTRO FATIMA


Ci sono apparizioni a Medjugorje?

Ho redatto lo studio in oggetto basandomi sulle testimonianze dei «veggenti» di Medjugorje alla luce del dogma, fondandomi sulle direttive ed esperienze tradizionali della Chiesa circa la valutazione dei fenomeni di questo tipo e, in particolare, ponendo gli avvenimenti iugoslavi a confronto con le apparizioni e i messaggi della Madonna a Fatima, che hanno ottenuto la debita autenticazione della Chiesa. Gli specialisti di teologia mistica ci forniscono numerosi criteri di discernimento chiari e precisi, che permettono di distinguere le manifestazioni divine autentiche da tutte le loro contraffazioni: sia che si tratti di imposture, di turbe psico-patologiche o di interventi demoniaci; questi tre elementi, d’altronde, combinano molto spesso, in maniera inestricabile, la loro azione al servizio dell’errore e del male.

Non si tratta solamente di stabilire la salute fisica e il buon equilibrio psichico dei «veggenti», e nemmeno di indagare nella loro vita morale e spirituale. Questi criteri sono necessari, ma non sufficienti. Non è sufficiente dimostrare, secondo le regole della dinamica di gruppo, che i «veggenti» non siano sotto l’influenza di alcun leader, come sembra credere Padre Slavko Barbaric o.f.m. (1946-2000), giovane francescano di Medjugorje, che, grazie a quest’unica constatazione, si ritiene giustificato a concludere che si tratti di intervento celeste!

I criteri decisivi sono di ordine obiettivo; essi si riferiscono alla natura e al contenuto dottrinale dei fatti presentati come provenienti da Dio. Questi sono criteri sicuri e prioritari, giacché né Dio né la Vergine Maria sono degli sconosciuti per la Chiesa. È per questo che «è sufficiente che un solo punto certo sia contraddetto in fatto di dogma […] per potere affermare che chi parla non è inviato da Dio» 2.

D’altra parte, Dio non suole intervenire in maniera straordinaria senza motivo evidente. Se il messaggio ricevuto è banale e non fà che ripetere luoghi comuni o parole di apparizioni precedenti, esso è sospetto. Ricordiamoci, inoltre, che se un’apparizione autentica dev’essere vera, buona e degna di Dio in ogni sua parte, un’apparizione illusoria o diabolica, al contrario, non è mai interamente malvagia. L’inganno va a volte molto lontano e la contraffazione può presentare delle somiglianze notevoli con le manifestazioni divine autentiche.

La storia della Chiesa ce ne fornisce esempi famosi. Tale fu nel XVI secolo quella di una certa Aimée Pignolet de Fresnes, in religione Madeleine de la Croix (1810-1889), francescana di Cordova, votata fin dall’infanzia al demonio, che, per trentotto anni, trasse in inganno i più grandi teologi, i Vescovi, i Cardinali dando tutte le apparenze di un’anima dotata di carismi straordinari 3.

L’esempio di Nicole Tavernier, a Parigi, durante i guai della Lega (l’associazione dei cattolici di Francia nel XVI secolo; N.d.R), può essere forse ancora più stupefacente. «Ella aveva la reputazione di essere una santa e di operare miracoli. Di fatto, ella prediceva l’avvenire, aveva delle estasi, delle visioni e rivelazioni, e compiva degli incontestabili prodigi. Digiunava e parlava senza posa della necessità di fare penitenza per uscire dalle condizioni in cui ci si trovava. Essa annunciava che, se ci si fosse pentiti dei proprî peccati, si sarebbe vista la fine delle calamità pubbliche. Dietro suo incitamento, la gente si confessava e si comunicava. In diverse città della Francia si ordinarono perfino delle processioni. Ed ella stessa ne fece fare una a Parigi alla quale assistette il parlamento accompagnato dalla corte e da un gran numero di cittadini. Ma presto la Beata Maria dellIncarnazione (1566-1618) riuscì a smascherarla, dimostrando che il demonio era l’autore di tutto quanto, in essa, si vedeva di straordinario, e che egli sapeva perdere un po‘ per guadagnare molto» 4. Ciò significa che nel dominio dei fenomeni soprannaturali straordinari, la potenza del demonio è immensa. Con il permesso di Dio, egli ha il potere di apparire sotto le sembianze di «angelo di luce» e persino di apparire sotto l’aspetto esterno di Nostro Signore o della Vergine Maria, come fece a Lourdes davanti ad una cinquantina di veggenti dopo il ciclo di apparizioni a Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879) 5. Ed egli può allora operare tutti i tipi di prodigi e di inganni: estasi, levitazioni, fenomeni luminosi, rumori insoliti, predizioni, parlare in lingue, senza omettere i discorsi pii e gli inviti all’ascesi più rigorosa. Le concessioni alla verità e al bene non gli costano niente, purché poi a lungo andare gli riesca di insinuare qualche errore nocivo per le anime e pericoloso per la Chiesa. Tuttavia, la teologia ci insegna che Dio non permette mai al male di rivestire tutte le apparenze del bene. «Mentre la visione divina – nota MonsAlbert Farges (1848-1926) – è sempre conforme alla gravità e alla maestà delle cose celesti, le figure diaboliche hanno infallibilmente qualche cosa di indegno di Dio, di ridicolo, di stravagante, di disordinato e di irragionevole» 6. Forti di questo avvertimento, apriamo ildossier di Medjugorje.

– Le prime apparizioni… «piangono e sono turbati»

Facendo riferimento alle prime apparizioni (24-30 giugno 1981), occorre notare come, in diversi punti del loro racconto, i «veggenti» appaiano turbati e impauriti. Al di là del timore reverenziale che suscitano sempre le apparizioni celesti, essi dimostrano uno stupefacente panico. Tutte le testimonianze più sicure concordano. I veggenti sono stati presi da un terroreda un panico sorprendenti alla vista dell’«Apparizione»: Ivanka IvankovicMirjana Dragicevic e Marjia Pavlovic avevano appena visto la «Vergine».

Poi arrivò Vicka Ivankovic«Allora Vicka raggiunse le due ragazze che, con eccitazione e a voce alta, le dissero di avvicinarsi. “Che cosa succede? C’è un serpente”? (sic). “No, niente serpenti”! Vicka accorse, ma la vista dell’apparizione la terrorizzò a tal punto che, presa dalla paura, si tolse le scarpe e fuggì» 7«Il primo giorno – ella dirà più tardi – abbiamo tutti urlato facendo delle boccacce» 8. Vicka raccontò la stessa cosa a Padre Janko Bubalo o.f.m.: «Mi sono tolta le scarpe e, a piedi nudi, sono fuggita correndo come una pazza […]. Arrivata vicino al villaggio, sono scoppiata in singhiozzi; era irresistibile».

Poi, ella decise di tornare: «Tutta singhiozzante, ho domandato a Ivan di accompagnarmi». Essi salgono e, da lontano, vedono l’«Apparizione»: «Ivan fuggì immediatamente, scavalcando un muro di cinta e lasciando le mele e tutto quello che aveva». L’«Apparizione» fece segno alle ragazze di avvicinarsi, ma «noi non l’abbiamo fatto: avevamo troppa paura»! Al ritorno, racconta Vicka, «mi sono gettata sul divano e non smettevo più di piangerepiangere» 9. Com’è strano tutto questo!

Quale contrasto con l’indicibile pace e la gioia traboccante che aveva riempito l’anima di Bernadette, dei piccoli veggenti di Pontmain o dei tre pastorelli di Fatima! Quanto siamo lontani dalla piccola Giacinta Marto (1910-1920) che, nel suo giubilo, non poteva trattenersi dall’esclamare senza posa: «Oh che bella Signora! Oh che bella Signora»! Molte altre stranezze vengono riportate dai documenti, come il seguente racconto di Vicka: «Erano le 6,30 di sera. Pioveva un po’ e cominciava a farsi scuro. L’ho vista veramente bianca. Ho visto il suo abito, i suoi capelli neri. Portava qualcosa nella mano destra che copriva e scopriva senza posa, ma non ho potuto vedere cosa fosse».

– Strani incidenti di unThe San Francisco 49ers will honor former tight end Dwight Clark with a season-long celebration of his life that will include unveiling a statue of "The Catch."
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PostgresOpen SV 2018 Schedule Released

We are down to counting the days until PostgresOpen SV 2018, the US PostgreSQL Community Conference, in downtown San Francisco, September 5th to 7th!

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A new city audit has revealed that the vast majority of Portlanders who rent out their homes through Airbnb, HomeAway, or other short-term rental companies are shirking the city's regulations.

As of October 2017, auditors estimated that nearly 80 percent of all listed rentals were operating without the mandatory city permit. More than 97 percent of all rentals offering three or more bedrooms lacked a permit (kudos to the 13 people that registered). Not only does the audit show that Portland's 4-year-old regulations on short-term rentals aren't being followed, it found that it's nearly impossible for the city to enforce them. That's largely because companies like Airbnb don't require their hosts to apply for a permit before listing a rental, nor do they share any data on their listings with the city.

But, for city officials and housing advocates, this news doesn't necessarily come as a surprise

"Without data, the original version of the rules is completely unenforceable," says Marshall Runkel, chief of staff for Comissioner Chloe Eudaly.

Eudaly's office oversees the Bureau of Development Services (BDS), the bureau tasked with regulating these short-term rentals. However, since none of the 15 rental companies that operate in Portland regularly share data with BDS, it's impossible for the city to know which homes or condos are being used as short-term rentals, let alone who owns them and if they have a permit. The city essentially relies on the benevolence a host to apply for a permit (which can cost $178 for a host renting one or two bedrooms or $5,000 for a house with three or more bedrooms) before renting out their home. But without actual repercussions in place for skipping that step, it's hard to blame hosts for shirking on their permits.

The more serious problem, according to Runkel, is the city's inability to regulate what it calls "commercial" short-term rental outfits—or, people who manage several different listings across the city. Those hosts are blatantly breaking one of Portland's short-term rental rules: that a host must occupy the residence at least nine months of the year. Once the city gets data from those companies, Runkel says, "it's not going to be very hard to find out who those commercial providers are."

But first, those companies must hand over their data. According to Portland's Director of Revenue Thomas Lannom, the city is currently in negotiations with short-term rental companies to get them to start sharing data with the city, a requirement that other larger cities like San Francisco have mandated.

In an email to the Mercury, Lannom writes that while "there are no substantive disagreements about what information to share" between the city and companies, it's unclear when data-sharing will begin. In Lannom's words: "Soon."

City council passed short-term rental regulations in 2014, even though they didn't have access to the data needed to enforce the new rules or calculate their impact. Should they have waited until rental companies agreed to share that data before passing the ordinance?

"No, definitely not," says Katrina Holland, director of Oregon Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT). "This is one of those situations where we have no choice but to act, because the housing crisis is so incredibly traumatic."

Holland says that the city and community organizations like CAT already have enough anecdotal data to prove that there's a need for immediate regulations on all aspects of housing—including short-term rentals. Many renters have reported getting a no-cause eviction by a landlord who wanted to turn their apartment or room into an Airbnb. It's that kind of qualitative data that can inspire urgently-needed city policies, even when quantitate data is lacking, Holland says.

She compares this process to when her father was treated for sepsis.

"He came in [to the hospital] with all the physical signs of sepsis. No, they didn't necessarily have all the tests back to clearly identify what bacteria had invaded his bloodstream," Holland says. "But they gave him antibiotics because they knew it was going save his life."

CAT and other tenants' rights organizations have long pushed the city to collect housing data—not just on short-term rentals, but on permanent rentals, on how rents are changing over time, how many people receive no-cause evictions, and a number of other metrics. Now, the city appears to be catching on, slowly.

In July, city commissioners approved a new program that would require all landlords register their properties with the city and be subject to routine inspections. Ideally, this system would give the city a better idea of how many rental units are on the market and track negligent landlords.

Today's audit may expedite to the current city negotiations with companies to start collecting data.

"CAT and Mayor Wheeler... we have our differences," Holland says. "But one thing we definitely agree on is that there's a significant lack of data collection. And we need that."

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Scale, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an API for training data, raised $18m in Series B funding. The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from existing investors Accel and Y Combinator and new individual investors Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and entrepreneur Justin Kan. The company intends to use the funds to continue […]

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          Audius Raises $5.5M in Series A Funding Round      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Audius, a San Francisco, Calif. — based developer of a decentralized, community-owned and artist-controlled music-sharing protocol, raised $5.5M in Series A funding. The round was led by General Catalyst and Lightspeed, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Pantera Capital, 122West and Ascolta Ventures. Co-founded by Ranidu Lankage, a Sri Lankan pop artist turned tech entrepreneur, Roneil […]

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DNAlite Therapeutics, a San Francisco, CA-based gastrointestinal gene therapy biotech company, raised $1.5M in seed funding. The round was led by Berkeley-based Berkeley Catalyst Fund with participation from University of California Berkeley, Blue Bear Ventures, SOSV, and the Baldota family alongside Chinese biopharma BrightGene and Silicon Valley-based SVE Capital. The company intends to use the […]

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          Advocates Condemn Psych Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 file photo, youths look at computer screens at an Internet cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia. The tech industry's use of persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens is under fire from a group of advocates who want the American Psychological Association to condemn the practice. The group will promote their cause at the APA's annual meeting Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Children’s advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates, citing research that links excessive use of social media and...
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          Now you can have the WeWork experience à la carte      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When a steam pipe in New York’s City’s Flatiron district exploded in July, many of the surrounding buildings were shut down for several days. Dan Reich, CEO of Troops, a company that makes automated collaboration software for sales teams, couldn’t get into his office.

“We would have had to work from home,” he told me. “We had nowhere to go.” Luckily, he says, he was renting his office through WeWork, and so he dispersed his team to desks across the coworking network for the week. Troops is the first company to take advantage of a new WeWork offering for medium-sized companies. Rather than renting an office or a floor at a WeWork proper or having WeWork build and operate a previously leased office space, as it does for enterprises, companies with 11-250 employees can now get an individual office space through WeWork. Think of it as WeWork à la carte.    

The service, now called HQ by WeWork, officially launches today. “For the longest time we’ve been enabling companies to take full floors at a WeWork, but it was kind of a hack,” says Dave Fano, head of growth at WeWork.

To accommodate mid-sized businesses, WeWork is leasing spaces in realm of 5,000 to 6,000 square feet, as opposed to whole buildings. Companies that lease these spaces through WeWork will have a membership to the whole WeWork platform, enabling them to, say, book conference rooms outside their immediate office or attend WeWork sponsored events. WeWork will also maintain the office spaces it rents. The company will handle cleaning, plant watering, and coffee services. Unlike with its other properties, there will be no full-time staff member on location running the office. The product is pitched as a slimmed-down version of a typical WeWork. “We’re calling it ‘service light,'” says Fano. 

Part of a larger plan

Around the country, small businesses—defined as having one to 500 employees—are getting more profitable, according to a 2017 survey from the Federal Reserve Banks. “It comes down to providing education on managing personal finances, encouraging greater transparency in lending practices, expanding access to capital, and breaking down barriers to procurement opportunities,” wrote New York Fed president William C. Dudley at the time.

Through its network, WeWork is hoping to provide more such educational services, helping companies with marketing and/or sourcing new customers. Last October, it purchased New York-based coding bootcamp Flatiron school with the intention of eventually offering classes to its 268,000 members. Creating a new menu of service for medium-sized business appears to be the next layer of its plan to help businesses grow.

Reich began to look for a new office when his company hired its 20th employee. At the time, Troops was three years old and renting a small office inside a coworking space on 68th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Though his company was growing, Reich didn’t want to commit to a long-term lease. He had considered expanding into a WeWork, but found that he couldn’t get the privacy he needed. So, the story goes, the WeWork team offered him the opportunity to try out this thing they were working on, now called HQ by WeWork.

Since getting on board with WeWork, Reich says he been relieved that he doesn’t have to waste his time in the minutiae of running an office, like figuring out which speakers to buy “so we can listen to music throughout the day,” he says. WeWork does that. He also didn’t have to negotiate a lease, design the space, or hire a cleaning service. He just has to focus on running his company. 

It’s easy to see how someone could get used to the conveniences of such an arrangement, which speaks to the crux of WeWork’s strategic thesis: Get them hooked when they’re running a young, scrappy company, and keep them for life. In the WeWork life cycle, it may start with hot desks, “because it’s super cheap and they have no money,” says Fano. But as these startups grow, WeWork wants to shepherd them to the top, from five employees to 50,000. And when a company has gotten so big that it’s ready to expand internationally, Fano says, “They’ll use WeWork and go through the whole cycle again.”

Of course, there are risks to working with mid-sized companies that aren’t necessarily profitable and don’t know where their next check is coming from (or when it’s coming in). WeWork typically asks companies to sign a one-year lease and 90-day vacate notice. But it also has account managers who do quarterly reviews with companies to think through their spacial needs. That means adding services or, in some cases, downsizing. Fano says WeWork is happy to move people around within the platform. 

And what if one of these companies goes kaput? That happens, says Fano, and WeWork fills their spot. “There’s pent-up demand,” he says. 

Fano thinks HQ by WeWork will be especially popular in tight real estate markets like Tokyo or Hong Kong, where it is hard to get an office space at all, let alone for a good price. For now, HQ by WeWork will be available in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and London.


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          Dog owners take more pics of their pet than their spouse, study reveals - WDTN.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Domino Data Lab Secures $40 Million to Accelerate Growth and Fulfill Market Demand for Model …      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Domino Data Lab, provider of an open data science platform, today announced it has ...
          Augmented Reality headset Magic Leap now available for $2,295      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Augmented Reality headset Magic Leap now available for $2,295

Perhaps the most hyped Virtual, and by Virtual I mean Augmented, Reality headset, Magic Leap, ever has been released to the public. However, the Microsoft HoloLens -like AR headset is by no means everybody's entertainment device, for few reasons.

Magic Leap can be now ordered in six cities in the United States: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. But even if you live in one of these places, the price might put you off. See, the price for what seems to still be a fairly exclusive product, is $2,295, not including VAT.

If you still want to shell out the cash, you might want to know what you are spending your money on. The hotly anticipated AR device comes in a three pieces with the headset itself being one of them obviously. You also get one touchpad controller as well as the computing part of the operation called the Lightpack.

Included in the Lightpack is Nvidia's Parker mobile CPU, a GPU based on Pascal architecture, eight gigabytes of RAM and 128 GB flash storage. According to the company the battery can run the device for up to 3 hours at a time, which should be more than enough to tire your eyes.

Connectivity-wise Magic Leap supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB-C.

According to some early reviews, including at The Verge, the experience wasn't as polished as expected, although certainly impressive. The technology didn't provide a meaningless upgrade to what could be considered previous gen devices like the HoloLens.


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          Psych-Out (1968) Richard Rush, Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tune in. Turn on. Psych out! Take the ultimate in psychedelic trips with Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson and Bruce Dern! When a deaf runaway (Strasberg) visits swinging San Francisco in search of her brother, she teams with the aptly named Stoney (Nicholson) and his out of sight hippie band “Mumblin’ Jim.” But the ...
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Sex is everywhere if u know where to look. In San Francisco lustful lads jack off in front of their open windows or hang out on their balconies, awaiting for other boys to cruise by. Eyes lock, a connection is made, and with a nod of the head they [...]
          Local Heavy-Rock Heroes Make Return To Bay Area - CBS San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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For Thursday's show at the SF Eagle, the band will be joined by longtime co-conspirators and Bay Area hard-rock favorites Hot Lunch (who celebrate their recently released a new 7-inch single via European imprint Who Can You Trust? Records) and East ...


          [VIDEO] My experience at the Ellie Mae Classic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I landed in San Francisco Monday to report at the fourth annual Ellie Mae Classic, a celebrity golf tournament that supports the Mortgage Bankers Association's Opens Doors Foundation. I spent the day connecting with industry players at TPC Stonebrae, where the lush golf course rolled into breathtaking views of the San Francisco bay.
          CT Virtual Colonoscopy Results      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hi All,

 

54 yr old male.  First colonoscopy.  My mother passed away from Colon Cancer at the age of 65. 

 

I decided on the CT Virtual Colonoscopy.  In Northern CA, only Stanford Health Care and UC San Francisco off this service.  The amount of medicine you

have to swallow seems to be less with CT Virtual than traditional.  The lemon flavored Saline solution was fine as long as you had a nice piece of gum at

the ready.  The Barium Sulfate solution was torture.  It was banana flavored.  Very thick, and I felt like gagging with every drink.  But you only have to

drink half the bottle.  The next two small bottles you drink, I mixed one bottle with apple juice.  Not bad, not good.  The next bottle I decided to add

to salty broth hoping it would kill the flavor.  The heat of the broth seemed to intensify the awful flavor.  Started the process around noon, and completed

my anus peeing at about 11:00 PM.  Arrive for 8:00 AM appointment, and enter CT room.  They place a small tube in your anus and start pumping CO2

up there to enlarge the colon.  I was afraid if I farted, I would anus pee, but the nurse said it would just go into the tube and it is designed to handle this. 

Lie flat, lie on stomach, lie on side, all in about five minutes, and I'm done.  The CO2 just felt like you had to fart immensely.  Not really uncomfortable. 

 

So the results

 

7MM pedunculated polyp located 70 CM from rectum near splenic fixture

9 MM sessile polyp in the proximal transverse colon

9 MM sessile polyp in the distal ascending colon approx 179 cm from the rectum

6 MM sessile polyp in the proximal ascending colon

Multiple other tiny sessile foci in the colon less than 5mm in size

 

So I don't think that is bad, it is about what I expected.  Not sure if I'm going to be able to stop the cancer onset when it comes.  By the time they

knew my mother had cancer, her sessile polyp was stage 4 and was ripped out of the colon wall and blocked her entirely with tremendous pain.

Emergency surgery to remove it, but her CT scans showed liver, breast, and brain cancer.  If anyone had similar findings on their colonoscopies,

I'd be interested to hear about your progressions over the next ten years.  If I get another ten years before this attacks, that's cool

 

Regards

Discussion boards: 

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          Comment on Wordless Wednesday: SQUARED (Hayes Valley, San Francisco) by Handmade Jewelry Haven      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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The San Francisco 49ers will honor former tight end Dwight Clark with a season-long celebration of his life that will include unveiling a statue of "The Catch." Clark died in June at age 61.
          Tesla Shares Jump As Musk Considers Privatization      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday he is considering taking Tesla Inc private in what would be the largest deal of its type, moving the electric car maker out of the glare of Wall Street as it goes through a period of rapid growth under tight financial constraints. 'Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured,' Musk said on Twitter bit.ly/2Om3gn3. At $420 per share, a deal would be worth $72 billion overall.
          Greyscale on "Cotton tee dresses: why do I own so many, and which should I keep?"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

There are certain wardrobe categories that I wear rarely -- and yet feel drawn to, constantly. One is t-shirt or tank dresses. I do wear them - they're a favorite of mine for summer conferences. (Biologists basically have summer camp. Always in New England or Long Island, always hot and humid and casual and rural.) But my San Francisco climate is too chilly for me to wear them often.

Everlane just released a collection of refined knit cotton dresses, so I ordered some to try out. But, while waiting and waiting (their shipping is all messed up right now, after they changed warehouses), I also found this cheap Uniqlo alternative, the dress-length version of a Uniqlo tee I own and love.

Meanwhile, I also looked through my current possessions to see whether there really is a wardrobe hole here.

1 (new option) Everlane tee dress. I love it. It is $50, which is a fair price, but not nothing. Heavy, smooth knit cotton. It has a sort of casual elegance that I like quite a bit, and the length is good on me, I think.

2 (new option) Everlane tank dress, same material. I don't love it -- too athletic looking -- so I'll return it. One useful note: It is much shorter than I usually buy, yet actually looks great at that length on my short legs, so I will keep in mind that I should buy shorter skirts.

3 (new option) Uniqlo French sleeve mercerized tee dress. Lovely smooth fabric. It looks cooler and more distinctive in person than in the photo, I think -- when I tried it on in the store, I had to have it. Though, it is tempting to remove the ribbed neckline to open it up a bit. Thing is, it fills the same niche as the Everlane dress, and it was $8 instead of $50. If I hadn't come across this one, I'd keep the Everlane dress, but now I am really torn.

4 (old) J Crew tank dress. Very casual. Light t-shirt material, with a smooth finish. I've worn this at almost every conference I've attended for the past few years. It isn't worn out yet, but it's a bit shapeless and oversized, perhaps? But I like the relaxed shape, so I'll probably keep wearing it. Sometimes I throw a linen button-down over it.

5 (old) Old Everlane tee dress. Heavy t-shirt fabric, interesting pockets. I loved this for several years, and it was another conference mainstay. But it is probably 1/2 a size too small now, and it gets caught awkwardly on my butt. I feel self conscious wearing it, so it's sat in my closet unworn for the past two years. Should I sell it on Poshmark? I do love it though.

Should I keep the first Everlane dress? The Uniqlo dress? Neither? Should I pass along the old Everlane dress or add it back into my usual wardrobe?


          See the Trailer for "GOOD MANNERS" an Award Winning Brazilian Horror Fairy Tale      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Click now to See the Trailer for "GOOD MANNERS" an Award Winning Brazilian Horror Fairy Tale

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Hola Dannie aqui,
Today I received an email from Cinema Tropical stating they are currently working with Distrib Films US for the U.S. theatrical release of the acclaimed Brazilian horror fairy tale "GOOD MANNERS," opening on Friday, August 17th at the Laemmle Royal in L.A., followed by other cities (the film is currently playing in New York City and San Francisco). 

The email went on to state and described the film-
"GOOD MANNERS" is "an unexpected and wild werewolf movie with a lesbian twist and poignant class and gender commentary—I thought it could be of your interest for Ain’t It Cool News. GOOD MANNERS was the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival, a Special Mention at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, and played at the AFI FEST and New Directors/New Films." 

Here is the trailer 

What did all of you horror-hounds and foreign-fans think? I thought the trailer was beautifully composed, with a spectacular ambiance. Of course, it brings back memories of 1968's "ROSEMARY'S BABY" which my family waited to show me until I was pregnant, so I found it particularly disturbing and still do.   I also enjoyed the creepy nursery rhyme in the trailer. Those songs are always fun to send a chill up one's spine!

If you are lucky enough to live in one of the cities "GOOD MANNERS" is playing in, if I were you I would check it out, and then send a review into AICN! I just sent in a request for a screener I love foreign cinema, and I adore

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          Historic Travel US - San Francisco a Jewel in Californias Crown      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Inspired by the Golden Horn (Chrysoceras) of Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait, the one that links Europe to Asia, John C. Fremont thought it befitting that the charming city's majestic bay have an equally memorable name and promptly christened it "The Golden Gate". After years of deliberations, construction finally commenced on the much-needed bridge across the Bay on January 5, 1933. The Majestic "one of its kind' bridge - built at the cost of millions of dollars and eleven lives that were lost during construction - was opened to vehicular traffic more than four years later, on May 28, 1937. The Golden gate Bridge remains one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the world, and has come to symbolize San Francisco. Yet, the glamorous city has many other fascinating attractions that are as alluring as the Bridge itself. For instance, San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the world's biggest oriental settlements outside of China and few places in the world are better known than the Fisherman's Wharf. This fascinating DVD from a2zcds.com provides a delightful peek at San Francisco as it was in the early part of the 20th century and explains why millions proudly call it home.

          Historical World Fairs San Francisco - West Coast Bonanza - Part 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Witness the excitement of two mega events - the international fairs held in San Francisco in 1915 and 1939. See the splendor of California and discover why San Francisco was called the "Jewel City!" This is part one of a two-part series and includes many scenes from 1940 and back.

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          08/08/2018 The Usual Suspects Hour 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Usual Suspects start the first hour with Barry talking about his lunch fiasco on his way to work. The guys talk about today’s Way Back Wednesday theme of songs, albums, or artists with a school theme. Later, the guys recap the highlights of last night’s Astros vs. San Francisco Giants game. The guys close out the first hour discussing possible candidates for MLB MVP.
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          Inside the multi-million-dollar condos of San Francisco's newly-opened $850 million residential tower — the first one just sold for $15 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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The newest member of San Francisco's iconic skyline is officially open for use.

The new tower opened in May and is notable because it houses one commercial tenant, Facebook, and 55 multi-million-dollar residences, including a five-bedroom $42 million penthouse that's still under construction.

Developers held high expectations for how fast the condos would sell —expectations that would seem to have borne out, since the first condo just sold for $15 million. The sale of the 3,326-square-foot, three-bedroom unit breaks the city's record for highest price-per-square-foot sale for a condo, as reported by the San Francisco Business Times.

Construction on the mixed-use tower at 181 Fremont began in 2013. It can be spotted in the skyline by its striking spire and encasement of beams criss crossing along the exterior, designed to act as shock absorbers in the event of an earthquake.

The developers and designers behind the high rise set out to make the establishment the embodiment of state-of-the-art luxury living and world-class engineering. 

Business Insider toured two of its model residences designed by renowned designers Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Charles de Lisle and the Sky Lounge exclusive to residents, as well as captured the panoramic views of the sprawling city of San Francisco afforded to the building's occupants. Take a look at what it's like inside.

Say hello to the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi River.



Those zig-zagged beams you see comprise an aluminum exoskeleton that serves as the building's foundation, acting as giant shock absorbers essentially, improving its survival odds in the case of an earthquake. The elevators are actually designed as an emergency evacuation route.

“We joke that if there is a seismic event, people would run into the building," said Matt Dietsch, senior director of developments at The Mark Company, which provided sales and marketing services for the establishment.



The tower stands adjacent to the infamously sinking Millennium Tower and catty corner from the Salesforce Tower. The power trio looms over passerby on the sidewalks below.



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          10 things not to keep in your car in the summer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • A car parked in direct sunlight on an 72-degree day can reach an internal 119 degrees in an hour.
  • There are certain things that you should never leave in a car in the summer, like pets, tech devices, and plastic, due to the risk of damage from heat exposure.
  • Here are 10 things you should never leave in your car on a hot summer's day.

Two things are more likely to happen to your car in the summer than in any other month. First, the summer season sees more car thefts than any other time of year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And when your car is stolen, so is anything of value that you happened to leave inside it.

Second, research conducted by Jan Null of San Francisco State University found that a car parked in direct sunlight on a day with an outside temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit can reach an interior temperature as hot as 119 degrees within an hour. So even if your car isn't stolen this summer, everything inside could end up baking in the heat and getting damaged if you're not careful.

To avoid ruining your stuff, you can just remove items at risk of heat damage from your car. Which items fall under that category? Quite a few, as it turns out. Here are 10 things you should never leave in your car on a hot day.

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1. People and pets

Even on a day with cooler temperatures, children and pets in cars are still at risk, as the temperatures inside a parked car can still spike to life-threatening levels, according to a 2005 study by the Stanford University School of Medicine. "There are cases of children dying on days as cool as 70 degrees Fahrenheit," lead author Catherine McLaren, MD, clinical instructor of emergency medicine told Stanford Medicine.

Even if you're running into a store for a single item or even just to drop off a pre-stamped letter at the post office, if something unexpected comes up and prolongs your task, you just put the living thing left behind at grave risk.



2. Medicine

Extreme heat can reduce the efficacy of certain medicines, Dr. Sarah Westberg, PharmD, an associate dean at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, told NPR.

"Pharmaceutical manufacturers recommend most of their products be stored at a controlled room temperature of 68 to 77 degrees," Dr. Skye McKennon, PharmD, told the New York Times.

When you get out of your car, you're better off taking your medications with you than leaving them.



3. Plastic water bottles and food containers

If you leave plastic food or drink containers in a sweltering car, you could end up ingesting something harmful. Plastics can leach various potentially dangerous substances into their contents, including BPA, which may alter hormones over time and potentially increase risk for certain endocrine disorders.



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SAN FRANCISCO— Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seeking relief from the pressures of running a publicly held company with a $72 billion buyout of the electric car maker, but he may be acquiring new headaches with his peculiar handling of the proposed deal. If Musk can pull it off, he will have burnished his reputation as an eccentric visionary who has been compared to Tony...
          WATCH: Everything you need to know about rental property management      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What changes are happening in the rental market and what are rental management startups doing to change the landscape for investors and renters? Watch the pros tackle these questions at Inman Connect San Francisco.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Cancer-stricken Dewayne Johnson vowed to fight to his death in a David versus Goliath court battle against agrochemical giant Monsanto, whose weed killer he blames for robbing him of his future.
          CORRECTS: California appeals court rejects new trial for Brock Turner, ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CORRECTS: California appeals court rejects new trial for Brock Turner, ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said he was convicted of rape.) Reported by Seattle Times 13 minutes ago.
          Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer's sex assault conviction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction.The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday
          8/8/2018: TELEVISION EXPRESS: Drama:      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, 9pm, ITV Millie and Jean decide to have lunch with Millie’s cousin Edward, who is also her landlord, and he decides to break the news that he intends to evict Millie from the property. Meanwhile Iris (played by...
          CORRECTS: California appeals court rejects new trial for Brock Turner, ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CORRECTS: California appeals court rejects new trial for Brock Turner, ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said he was convicted of rape.)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer’s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was “substantial evidence” that Brock Turner received a fair […]
          Dor raises $8.5 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

San Francisco, California-based foot traffic analytics company Dor has closed a Series A funding round of $8.5 million.

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          (USA-MA-Marlborough) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-MA-Quincy) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-RI-Providence) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-MA-Bedford) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-Reading) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-Philadelphia) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-MA-Burlington) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-CT-Stamford) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-RI-Ashaway) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-MA-Cambridge) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-West Conshohocken) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NY-Tarrytown) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NY-Rochester) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-Bala Cynwyd) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NY-Mineola) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-Moon Township) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Trenton) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Liberty Corner) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Edison) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-East Brunswick) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Bridgewater) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Princeton) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Mount Laurel) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NY-New York) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NY-Albany) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-Lemoyne) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-NJ-Matawan) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
          (USA-PA-Harrisburg) Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Participate in the development and execution of corporate events marketing programs. Project manages diverse portfolio of corporate event types (seminars, executive roundtables, sponsorships) with specific teams mapped as event type specialists. Drives alignment of messaging and overall strategy; helps to ensure that the right event is delivered to the right audience at the right time. Drives creative thought process and continuous evaluation and refinement of Oracle's event marketing portfolio. Provides management with reports and analysis on program efficacy for future program selection and budget allocation. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Acts as a leader of large-scale company initiatives. Viewed by peers as a leader and top contributor and by line management as a key business partner. 12 years relevant work experience. Software business management experience, and Marketing experience in the high-tech industry preferred. Proven ability to manage budget, approval processes, resource allocations in terms of both people and money. Professional credentials in Marketing. Academic credentials desired. ** *Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.* Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events Job Description: The Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America is a member of Oracle s Corporate Marketing team who manages Oracle s flagship business and technology conference, Oracle OpenWorld in North America. This position will lead the process development and project management of all aspects of Oracle s largest and most strategic event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. This industry leading conference is Oracle s premiere event, with 60,000 global attendees, designed for Oracle s customers, prospective customers, partners, and influencers. The purpose of this event is to create brand awareness, develop and advance pipeline, and educate and inspire attendees. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Overall conference strategy and program development, messaging, experiential and thematic design Defining conference objectives, goals, audience targets, and program priorities accordingly Delivering meaningful, memorable event experiences for Oracle's customers, prospects, and influencers Directing the execution of all event operations, vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, budget management and reporting Creating and managing project plans and timelines, ensuring the event is delivered on time and on budget Collaborating, evangelizing and communicating across executive stakeholders, global product, sales and field marketing teams Negotiating with and managing strategic agencies, vendors, and venues Note: This is an individual contributor role, with the opportunity to eventually manage a team Preferred Requirements include: 15 years of demonstrated success in large conference (20,000 attendees) project management and/or conference production Hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and execution including operations, promotion, content development, and sponsorships * Big Picture Oriented while paying exceptional attention to detail and successfully managing multiple, concurrent interests/initiatives with high demands * A leadership style obsessed with being a standard- setter , designing event experiences which help organizations communicate their mission, business relevance, values, and products to drive competitive advantage, profitability, channel strength and sustainable growth * The ability to balancestrategicvision withmarketingexcellence,businessacumen andsalesinsight * A constant focus on redefining the status quo into broader models that support evolving business requirements, emerging markets, global customers and partners ; enjoys leading diverse groups in working together productively for mutually beneficial results * Assembling and leading teams to meet project goals that align with corporate objectives ; innate ability to grasp requirements, define a strategy, and launch action plans that produce tangible outcomes and corporate-wide impact. Communicating compelling vision ; leadership style is proactive, analytical, pragmatic, efficient, collaborative, personable Proven success delivering both face-to-face and virtual event formats Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Resourceful, self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong work ethic Bachelor s Degree required San Francisco Bay Area candidate preferred Travel (domestic and international) required (SF Bay Area candidates can expect< 25% travel, candidates living outside of the SF Bay Area may travel < 50%) **Job:** **Marketing* **Organization:** **Oracle* **Title:** *Senior Director, Oracle OpenWorld North America, Corporate Events* **Location:** *United States* **Requisition ID:** *18000YYW*
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          Call to Artists for the 13th International Au Naturel Exhibition       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon invites artists to submit to the 2019 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.  The 2019 Au Naturel exhibit will be open for viewing at the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery from January 24 through March 14, 2019 with a special community reception on Thursday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m.  The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists from around the globe working in two dimensional drawing, painting, or printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older, and submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and available for the duration of the exhibit.  Visit the exhibit website to view artwork from previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the show at http://www.aunaturelart.com/ Applications are now being accepted online via the CaFÉ™ website at https://www.callforentry.org/ Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time on November 7, 2018.  There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. Enter and register a username and password. Navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century. The site also provides detailed instructions for use. There is a $40 fee for the submission of up to three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted. The 2019 exhibit awards will include $1,000 in cash prizes and up to $2,000 in purchase awards. A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted. Additionally, one artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season (2019-2020) at the Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery. The juror for our 2019 exhibit is Ashley Stull Meyers. Ashley is a writer, editor, and curator. She has curated exhibitions and public programming for a diverse set of arts institutions along the west coast, including those in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. She has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is currently Northwest Editor for Art Practical and has contributed writing to Bomb Magazine, Rhizome, Arts.Black and SFAQ/NYAQ. In 2017 Stull Meyers was named Director and Curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University.  For more information about Ashley, please visit her website at http://www.astullmeyers.com/. For a prospectus, download the document from the Au Naturel website at www.aunaturelart.com or provide your mailing address by phone or email at 503-338-2472 or kshauck@clatsopcc.edu. For more information about the Au Naturel exhibition, contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 or kshauck@clatsopcc.edu Photo : 2019 Juror, Ashley Stull Meyers     Non-Discrimination Declaration It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Hall, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Towler Hall, Suite 110, lhall@clatsopcc.edu(link sends e-mail) 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Lisa Deneen, is located in Towler Hall, Suite 312B, ldeneen@clatsopcc.edu(link sends e-mail) 503-338-2474. Accommodations Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, jzahn@clatsopcc.edu  Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.   Declaración de no-discriminación Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Hall, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en Towler Hall número 110, lhall@clatsopcc.edu(link sends e-mail) número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Lisa Deneen, se encuentra en Towler Hall, numero 312B, ldeneen@clatsopcc.edu número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. Ayuda a personas discapacitadas En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, jzahn@clatsopcc.edu(link sends e-mail) número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.

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In a historic first, a California Jury is now deliberating whether Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave a school groundskeeper terminal cancer, after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.
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The San Francisco 49ers will honor the memory of former wide receiver Dwight Clark in a variety of ways this season, the team announced on Wednesday.
          The Linda And Mitch Hart Institute For Women Conductors Class Of 2018 Announced      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the twelve distinguished professionals (six conductors, two administrators, and four observers) selected to participate in the fourth annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place Oct. 28 - Nov. 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas:

  • Sonia Ben-Santamaria (France)
  • Priscila Bomfim (Brazil)
  • Sarah Penicka-Smith (Australia)
  • Audrey Saint-Gil (France/USA)
  • Maria Sensi Sellner (USA)
  • Emily Senturia (USA)

Working to address a long-standing issue at the podium, The Dallas Opera in 2015 launched a unique, new residential program-one of only three in the world-designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors on the cusp of major international careers. Female conductors, as well as accomplished women singers, opera coaches, accompanists, and instrumentalists with established careers seeking to develop new skills at the podium, were encouraged to apply.

"At this point in my career," observes conductor Priscila Bomfim, "I could not receive better news than the opportunity to participate in the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera, supporting the women who have accepted the challenges of conducting in the opera world."

"For me, the Hart Institute embodies the American Dream," writes Audrey Saint-Gil. "Work hard, dream big, and grab your opportunity tight with both hands when it comes."

The initiative received vital foundational support from the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation. Naming support came through the generosity of Linda and Mitch Hart.

Additional support for the 2018 Hart Institute comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Baker Botts LLP, Cindy and Charlie Feld, Jenifer and Peter Flynn, Susan and Mark Geyer, Holly and Tom Mayer, Betty and Steve Suellentrop, and Martha and Max Wells.

Made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera's Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO notes: "This proven program - by recognizing the contributions of exceptionally talented women in classical music - helps focus vision for conductors, music directors and administrators by showcasing their rich array of skills. Because recognition and vision lead directly to opportunity.

"I was deeply committed to providing leadership roles for women during my tenure as general director of Kentucky Opera," Derrer adds, "and that continues in Dallas. The extraordinary generosity of our underwriters and the enthusiasm of The Dallas Opera Board show that we are on the right track to improve gender parity on the podium."

A total of 51 women conductors and professional musicians heeded the call in 2018, despite even more stringent admissions requirements this year. Applicants from 19 countries included music directors, principal and assistant conductors, concertmasters and music staff from top-ranked symphonies, opera companies, and conservatories.

"Getting into the Hart Institute will be a game-changer for me," observed conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith. "I value the existence of a program which addresses the whole conductor, not just her technique, and I hope this will allow us to develop as many unique models of what it means to be a conductor as there are women to fill those positions."

Maria Sensi Sellner agrees: "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the team of exceptional mentors and advisors assembled by The Dallas Opera, and to broaden my community of female colleagues, as we work towards equity on the podium."

Adds conductor Emily Senturia, "I look forward to learning from industry leaders and the other talented women who have been chosen to participate in this groundbreaking program."

As is the case each year, four talented U.S. observers were chosen to "audit" the 2018 Institute: Laurann Gilley, Laura Giuli, Amy Owens, and Sara Parkinson.

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The 2018 Linda and Mitch Hart Institute will consist of hands-on master classes with the Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director, Emmanuel Villaume; TDO's Martha R. and Preston A. Peak Principal Guest Conductor Nicole Paiement and Carlo Montanaro, a renowned Italian conductor who made his official TDO debut last season in La Traviata.

Sessions include career advancement seminars with experienced professionals; topical industry discussions; intensive one-on-ones and networking opportunities; as well as the chance to conduct The Dallas Opera Orchestra in a public concert in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on the evening of November 10, 2018 (additional details to be announced).

As part of TDO's five-year commitment to each institute "class" of conductors, alumnae will be invited to summer reunions for additional masterclasses with piano and singers, and a series of seminars about the business of music.

Conductor Sonia Ben-Santamaria writes: "A huge thank you to The Dallas Opera's Hart Institute for being the precursor in promoting and nurturing female talent worldwide."

"Although still in the early stages," says Dallas Opera Director of Artistic Administration David Lomeli, "The Institute appears to be having a pronounced positive impact on the field, with Hart Institute alumnae being singled out for important appointments, projects, and commissions in both the opera and symphonic world."

Marc A. Scorca, President and CEO of OPERA America, earlier remarked: "The Dallas Opera continues to expand its influence and stature among American opera companies, as shown by this exciting new initiative.? The company is to be applauded for taking a significant step to remedy the existing gender imbalance on the podium.? This effort complements OPERA America's support of the work of female opera composers and promises to enrich the art form by encouraging more gifted artists to express themselves through opera."

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While the Hart Institute began with a focus on supporting talented conductors, the challenges faced by?women opera administrators?are equally daunting.? To address this imbalance, The Dallas Opera last year added a new component to the Hart Institute: Through 2022, TDO will invite between two and four American opera administrators to participate each season.? These women will be selected on the basis of their potential to become leaders of one of America's top opera companies at a later point in their careers.

The 2018 Hart Institute Administrators are:

  • Nicole Eubanks (Lyric Opera of Kansas City)
  • Brooke Tolley (Opera Roanoke)

The selected opera administrators will have access to all group sessions and special sessions during the annual residency in Dallas.? This curriculum includes the role of the board, leadership development, personal branding, media and PR training, effective artist management, and navigating recruiting processes for senior level positions.? To continue to develop their musical skills, which is essential for any opera executive, the administrators will observe rehearsals with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and conducting master classes.? Special sessions on Development, Finance, and Marketing will be offered as well.

One of the goals of the program is to construct a wide network of influential female leaders in the administrative offices of performing arts organizations, both large and small, as well as onstage and in the orchestra pit.

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2018 Hart Institute Conductors

SONIA BEN-SANTAMARIA (FRANCE)

Sonia Ben-Santamaria is the first female conductor to be associated with the Royal Opera House Jette Parkers young artists programme 2017/2018. Highlights of her season includes shadowing Sir Antonio Pappano on Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, leading the Youth Opera Company chorus on Barrie Kosky's Carmen and conducting the presentation of The Monstrous Child. Originally Spanish but French born, Sonia trained at the Conservatoire de Toulouse, the Royal Academy of Music, the National Opera Studio, London, and was subsequently offered a position at the English National Opera as trainee repetiteur and vocal coach. Sonia is the proud founder of Glass Ceiling Orchestra, a socially engaged chamber orchestra which promotes equal opportunities, female conductors and composers. Future engagements include Un Ballo in Maschera for Opera Holland Park.

PRISCILA BOMFIM (BRAZIL)

Priscila Bomfim is Assistant Conductor and Pianist at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and was the first woman to conduct in this Opera season. Worked at Bidu Sayão Opera Academy, preparing young opera singers in this theater, Ms. Bomfim also performed concertos with the Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, Youth Symphony Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, and Orquestras Sinfônicas de Santo André e Cesgranrio, under the guidance of renowned conductors. As a pianist, Ms. Bomfim has performed with International Artists and singers. Priscila was born in Portugal, where she won her first piano contest as a nine-year- old child. She graduated and achieved her Master's degree at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

SARAH PENICKA-SMITH (AUSTRALIA)

Dr. Sarah Penicka-Smith is a freelance conductor and vocal coach. She is Director of Music at St Andrew's College, Principal Conductor with Macquarie Singers, Artistic Director of Opera Prometheus and Pacific Pride Choir, and a partner of Penicka-Smith Arts & Event Management, along with her wife Melanie. From 2005-2017, Sarah was Music Director of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, where she worked on a range of pioneering projects. She has worked with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs since 2005 as a chorusmaster and workshop presenter, and conducted orchestras that include the University of Sydney Intercol Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Penrith Symphony Orchestra. Sarah is an alumna of the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program and holds a PhD from the University of Sydney.

AUDREY SAINT-GIL (FRANCE/USA)

French conductor, Audrey Saint-Gil graduated summa cum laude in solo piano concurrent with her PhD in Greek Philosophy. Her career and operatic passion began at the Théâtre du Capitôle, Toulouse, followed by appointments as Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale, Paris and as assistant conductor to Bertrand de Billy in Vienna.?A US resident since 2007, Ms Saint-Gil was engaged as assistant conductor at NYCO, WNO, Cincinnati and Ravinia Festivals, and frequently with LA Opera alongside James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. She is the French Opera specialist at Philadelphia's AVA and guest vocal coach at the ROH, Covent Garden and Bayerische Staatsoper.?Current projects include conducting La Traviata, Narnia Festival, Italy; Bizet at HGO and recitals in Salzburg, Copenhagen and San Francisco with her partner, Christopher Maltman.

MARIA SENSI SELLNER (USA)

Maria Sensi Sellner is recognized for her artistry and versatility as a conductor of opera, orchestras, and choruses. Praised as "mightily impressive," she was the first three-time winner of the American Prize for Opera Conducting and serves as the Artistic & General Director of Resonance Works Pittsburgh, which she founded in 2013. Recent engagements include the Center for Contemporary Opera, Syracuse Opera, Symphoria, Hubbard Hall Opera, cover conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (assisting Manfred Honeck, Sir Mark Elder), and conducting staff for the world premiere of David Lang's "the public domain" at Lincoln Center. Previous positions include Acting Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (chorus for the Pittsburgh Symphony), interim faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, and Director of the Akron Symphony Chorus.

EMILY SENTURIA (USA)

Ms. Senturia made her mainstage debut with Houston Grand Opera in 2018 conducting Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, followed by her Kennedy Center debut leading the same opera for Washington National Opera. In the summer of 2018 she makes her West Coast debut leading Mata Hari for West Edge Opera. Emily Senturia will make her Hawaii Opera Theatre debut in the spring of 2019 leading La traviata. After graduating from the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Ms. Senturia joined the HGO music staff during which time she conducted performances of?L'elisir d'amore,?The Little Prince, and?The Magic Flute. Recently, Ms. Senturia has been on the music staff at The Atlanta Opera (Sweeney Todd), Opera Philadelphia (O17 Festival and O18 Festival), and at Wolf Trap Opera where she has conducted two Studio Spotlight programs.

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2018 Hart Institute Administrators

NICOLE EUBANKS (USA)

Nicole Eubanks is the Individual Giving Director at Lyric Opera of Kansas City where she is responsible for the annual fund and individual giving strategies that center on funding the company's mission of producing transformational opera for the community. Prior to her time in Kansas City, Eubanks held the position of Assistant Director of Donor Services and Special Events at Lyric Opera of Chicago where she managed donor benefits, donor services, key company events, and all operations pertaining the William B. and Catherine Graham Room, the private dining space in the opera. Eubanks holds bachelor's degrees in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and Business from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is a member of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus.

BROOKE TOLLEY (USA)

Brooke Tolley is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and was recently named Chief Operating Officer of Opera Roanoke, where she handles all aspects of daily operation including finance, marketing, special events and production management. She is also the newly appointed Director of the opera's innovative Apprentice Artist Program, which guides regional college students to the next step in their professional careers. Brooke holds music degrees from Liberty University and Radford University and is an incoming member of Leadership Roanoke Valley's 2018-19 class. As an opera administrator and active performer, she is passionate about using her unique skill set to connect with close-knit communities, helping to build viable arts and culture programs that create lasting impact. She has been at Opera Roanoke since 2015.

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2018 Hart Institute Observers

LAURANN GILLEY (USA)

Laurann Gilley has been on faculty with the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2005, and on faculty at Northwestern University since 2010. She has worked as coach, pianist, assistant conductor, recitative accompanist, and chorus director for companies such as Glimmerglass Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, and Vancouver Opera, with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Bonynge, Edoardo Müller, Leon Botstein, and Stewart Robertson. As a recital accompanist, she has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and San Francisco's Schwabacher Series. A regular accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, Ms. Gilley holds degrees from The Manhattan School of Music, The Eastman School of Music, and Southern Methodist University.

LAURA GUILI (USA)

Laura Guili is a versatile musician and freelance conductor currently based in the Midwest. She travels extensively to pursue professional opportunities and has held music director and assistant conductor positions with Midwest-based orchestras and opera companies. In addition, she conducts studio recording sessions for film and world music. A horn player and former string educator, she received her MM from Northwestern University and has studied with Kenneth Kiesler and Victor Yampolsky. Passionate about the arts, Ms. Guili furthers her involvement in artistic philanthropy as a seven-year member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Young Professionals board. In addition to her professional successes in music, she works as an actress and model in TV, film and print, currently represented by Modelogic and The Helen Wells Agency.

Amy Owens (USA)

Amy Owens enjoys a diverse singing career in concert work, opera, new music, and alternative pop. She has appeared in concert in venues ranging from the Filene Center at Wolf Trap to Carnegie Hall. Her operatic engagements have taken her to Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Dallas Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, and others. She appears regularly with the New York Festival of Song, and she has collaborated with many composers including Matthew Aucoin, William Bolcom, Bright Sheng, Paola Prestini, and David Hanlon. Her debut album of original music, HAETHOR, was released Spring 2018 to acclaim in the electronica world. She has received awards from the Sullivan Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Santa Fe Opera.

SARA PARKINSON (USA)

Sara Parkinson enjoys a varied career as conductor, vocal coach and pianist. She served on the staff and faculties at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Cornell College and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Recent and upcoming performance engagements include Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival, Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony. Sara was Music Director of Boulder Opera Company for their 2017-2018 season where she made her operatic conducting debut with Massenet's Cendrillon followed by Mozart's Così fan tutte. Sara has been a member of Central City Opera Ensemble since 2012 and worked with numerous singers. Sara received degrees from the University of Iowa, New England Conservatory of Music and CU-Boulder. Principal teachers include Victor Rosenbaum, Anne Epperson and Maestro Nicholas Carthy.

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ABOUT THE DALLAS OPERA

Founded in 1957, The Dallas Opera is an internationally-recognized innovator dedicated to the overall advancement of the operatic art form and the support of established and emerging artists, as well as the education and development of new opera audiences in North Texas-and beyond. These goals are achieved by commissioning and producing world-class opera; through ground-breaking institutes, national competitions and topical programs; and by presenting opera in both traditional and non-traditional formats and venues in order to attract patrons of every age, background, educational level, and ethnicity-while engaging with more than 87,000 people in our community each year.? TDO is equally committed to the task of responsible stewardship and is managed with efficiency and accountability, to the highest possible standards.


          Blog Post: NAIJ Files Grievance over Sessions' Meddling in Castro-Tum      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Judges’ Union Files Grievance Over DOJ’s Interference with Judicial Independence and Violation of the Due Process Rights of Those Appearing before the Immigration Courts; Guatemalan Youth Ordered Deported Despite Philadelphia-based Federal Judge’s Decision to Delay Hearing"

Press Release, Aug. 8, 2018 - "The National Association of Immigration Judges, the union that represents the nation’s roughly 350 federal Immigration Judges, filed a formal grievance today seeking redress for the unwarranted removal of cases from the docket of a Philadelphia-based judge, United States Immigration Judge Steven A. Morley. NAIJ also is seeking a written acknowledgement from the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which oversees Immigration Courts, that no case assignment or reassignment be conducted in a manner that interferes with a judge’s decisional authority. According to the Judges’ filing, EOIR subverted the judicial process, undermined Judge Morley’s decisional independence, and impugned his competence and integrity, by removing pending cases scheduled for decision in order to obtain an Agency determined outcome.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions personally interceded in the Matter of Castro-Tum in January using the case to severely limit the authority of Immigration Judges to schedule and prioritize their cases, otherwise known as “administrative closure.” The matter was then remanded to Judge Morley to continue to preside over the proceedings.

At that remanded hearing, an attorney appeared as “friend of the court” on behalf of Castro-Tum. Finding that the legal notice of hearing was too rushed to proceed on that day, Judge Morley continued the case to assure adequate time for proper notice. Disagreeing with Judge Morley’s exercise of judgment to ensure that due process was observed, the Agency re-assigned the case to a supervisory judge who traveled from Virginia to Philadelphia to hear just this one case, presumably to assure that an in absentia removal order was issued.

Dozens of additional cases were also removed from Judge Morley's docket after he questioned the reliability of the addresses provided to the Court by the government on behalf of juvenile respondents, including Castro-Tum.

“The decisional independence of immigration judges is under siege,” said Tabaddor. “If allowed to stand, the Agency can simply forum-shop its cases for the outcome it wishes to achieve,” she added.

The grievance filed by NAIJ maintains that actions against Judge Morley, a well-known, respected impartial judge, violated the integrity of the Immigration Court proceedings. The NAIJ filing further states that EOIR’s actions undermined not only Judge Morley’s judicial independence and ability to properly manage his docket, but also threatens the ability of all Immigration Judges nationwide to fairly apply the immigration laws of the United States consistent with due process rights of all parties."

Ani Ucar, Vice News, Aug. 8, 2018 - "[T]he grievance is a sign that immigration judges are growing increasingly defiant of the Trump administration's efforts to control the way they manage their cases. “It is the most blatant example of an affront to decisional independence,” said Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president emeritus of the National Association of Immigration Judges. “It’s a threat to our very existence, the heart of what we are trying to protect.” ... “Morale is at an all-time horrible low,” said Judge Marks, who has been serving as an immigration judge in San Francisco for over 30 years. “Never in the history of the organization have we filed a grievance such as this that goes to the core of our existence.”


          Portland Is the New Berkeley: “Occupy ICE” and Antifa Mayhem      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Portland, Oregon, is competing with San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Seattle for the title of “Furthest Left City” on the Left Coast. Over the past several weeks, the “City of Roses” chalked up a couple more points toward winning this dubious honor. First of all, Portland was one of the earliest and most aggressive […]
          Override: Mech City Brawl brings the giant robots to closed beta this weekend (and you can still get in)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Flying out of left field, The Balance, Inc. announced the existence of giant robot fighting game Override: Mech City Brawl last month, and today they resurfaced with the announcement of a closed beta this weekend.

The developers of Override: Mech City Brawl released a video today explaining exactly what players can expect from their closed beta. Running from August 10th through the 12th, the beta will focus primarily on the multi-player free-for-all modes. The devs are hoping that players take a crack at a number of different characters in local and online battles, so they can get some insight into any balance adjustments they might still need to make.

With 12 giant mechs to choose from (and I do mean giant, the mechs are referred to as “skyscraper size” several times in the beta announcement) and several arenas that are based on real-world locations, beta players should find plenty of content to keep them busy.

When the final game releases, players can look forward to the full suite of features:

  • Explosive Battles. Take control of a gigantic mech and lay waste to entire cities as you fight other massive opponents. 
  • Supercharged Mechs. Pilot 12 outrageous mechs of epic, skyscraper-sized proportions, each with diverse fighting styles and unique skills.
  • Real-World Locations. Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico.
  • Multiple Game Modes. Challenge other players in local and online Versus & Co-Op modes and experience Override’s story in a single-player campaign.
  • Party Co-Op. Gather 2 to 4 friends to engage in party co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech!
  • The Garage. Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style.

The best news is that the closed beta still has some room in it, so if you want to participate it is not too late to sign up at the game’s official site. While streaming is only allowed from the PC version this weekend, players can participate on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

This game looks pretty awesome. As a side note, the company description about The Balance, Inc. states that the company "believe(s) in the social bonds and wholesome experiences that multiplayer games provide to players." Gotta love that.

The final release will be available on all three systems on December 4, 2018 in a $39.99 Super Charged Mega Edition (available physically in retail stores) and the $29.99 digital only Standard Edition.


          Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer's sex assault conviction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.

The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was "substantial evidence" that Brock Turner received a fair trial.

In 2016, a jury convicted Turner of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.

The case got national attention after the victim's powerful statement, which she read in court before Turner was sentenced, was shared widely online.

She recounted the assault, her treatment by investigators and the ordeal of facing questions about her sexual activity and drinking habits. It quickly went viral.

"Instead of taking time to heal, I was taking time to recall the night in excruciating detail, in order to prepare for the attorney's questions that would be invasive, aggressive and designed to steer me off course, to contradict myself, my sister, phrased in ways to manipulate my answers," she wrote. "This was a game of strategy, as if I could be tricked out of my own worth."

The Associated Press doesn't generally identify sexual abuse victims.

Judge Aaron Persky rejected a prosecutor's demand for a lengthy prison term and instead sentenced Turner to six months in jail. He was released from jail in September 2016 after serving three months.

Persky's sentence sparked nationwide outrage by those who felt it too lenient.

Voters recalled Persky in June.

The sentence was not part of the appeal and the judges didn't address it.

Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial, arguing that the evidence presented at his trial didn't support his convictions. The jury convicted him of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim, sexually assaulting an unconscious victim and attempting to rape her.

Judge Franklin Elia writing for the unanimous panel said there was "substantial evidence" to support conviction of all three charges. In particular, the judge pointed out that Turner tried to run from two graduate students who confronted him assaulting the then-22-year-old woman. The judge wrote that the victim was slurring her speech when she left a fraternity party with Turner and the graduate students testified the victim appeared unconscious when they showed up, chased Turner and held him down until police arrived. He denied running when questioned by police.

"He did not explain or defend himself to them," Elia wrote. "And he lied to police about running."

Turner could petition the California Supreme Court to consider his appeal. Turner's attorney Eric Multhaup didn't return a phone call Wednesday.

Stanford law professor Michelle Dauber, who led the judge's recall campaign, called on Turner to drop any further appeals.

"The appellate court has now rejected that idea and I think everyone, including Brock Turner, would be better served by accepting the jury's verdict and moving on," she said.

Turner lives outside Dayton, Ohio, with his parents. He is required to register as a sex offender for life.


          Why Your Team Sucks 2018: San Francisco 49ers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Some people are fans of the San Francisco 49ers. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the San Francisco 49ers. This 2018 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.

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          Dwight Clark to Be Honored with Statue, Helmet Decal by 49ers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dwight Clark is one of the most important figures in San Francisco 49ers history, and the franchise will immortalize him during the 2018 season. The 49ers announced Wednesday players will wear No...
          Re: Ina May Gaskin leads her own cult      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Completely false, as babies that early born to midwives have survived. She wasn't in New York or San Francisco, she was in rural Wyoming in 1970, I'm not sure you can prove that the difference in outcomes was all that great. Some babies are survivors.


          Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s warm relationship with and advocacy for Communist China go back decades and involve millions, if not billions, of dollars.

“I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese.”—Sen. Dianne Feinstein

As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to America’s most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight.

The story involves China and the senior U.S. senator from California, and former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Democrat Dianne Feinstein. It was buried eight paragraphs into a recent Politico exposé on foreign efforts to infiltrate Silicon Valley, as a passing example of political espionage:

Former intelligence officials…[said] Chinese intelligence once recruited a staff member at a California office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the source reported back to China about local politics. (A spokesperson for Feinstein said the office doesn’t comment on personnel matters or investigations, but noted that no Feinstein staffer in California has ever had a security clearance.)

Later comes additional detail:
According to four former intelligence officials, in the 2000s, a staffer in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco field office was reporting back to the MSS [China’s Ministry of State Security, its intelligence and security apparatus]. While this person, who was a liaison to the local Chinese community, was fired, charges were never filed against him. (One former official reasoned this was because the staffer was providing political intelligence and not classified information—making prosecution far more difficult.) The suspected informant was ‘run’ by officials based at China’s San Francisco Consulate, said another former intelligence official. The spy’s handler ‘probably got an award back in China’ for his work, noted this former official, dryly.

This anecdote provides significantly more questions than answers. For starters: Who was the spy? For how long was the spy under surveillance? What information about “local politics” was the spy passing back to China? Just how close was the spy to the senator? Did law enforcement officials sweep vehicles and other areas for listening devices? Was there an investigation into whether others in the senator’s circle may have been...Read More HERE

          Job training program, hiring mandate proposed for cannabis industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Disadvantaged workers in San Francisco could get training for jobs in the cannabis industry under a proposed government program that would require businesses to hire the graduates. The program, dubbed CityGrow, is modeled after CityBuild, an existing government program overseen by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, that provides training for disadvantaged residents to land jobs in the construction industry. Supervisor Ahsha Safai introduced the legislation last week for “advancing workforce equity.” He told the San Francisco Examiner Tuesday that the intent is “to make sure everyday San Franciscans are able to take advantage of these opportunities.” He noted...
          The Latest: Report-SEC probing Musk's Tesla-buyout tweet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the electric car maker private (all times local):1:30 p.m.The Wall Street Journal is reporting that government regulators have opened an inquiry into Tesla...
          August 8, 2018: Hour 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We round up Tuesday's primary and election results with NPR's Jessica Taylor and Brian Ellison of KCUR. Also, pop singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is out with his sixth studio album this week, "Know." "When I feel good, I sing," he tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, "and then singing makes me feel good, and it just escalates and becomes a constant feel-good experience." And developers often cite regulations as one big reason for the lack of home building. In the Bay Area, including San Francisco, where the housing crisis is arguably the worst in the nation, a new group is fighting regulations: the "yes in my backyard," or YIMBY, movement. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Aug. 8, 2018 full broadcast.
          Super Duper to open in Emeryville’s Public Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following its recent opening in Berkeley, the San Francisco-based burger chain will join the lineup the lineup of vendors in the Emeryville food hall.
          Golf Club Has Duty To Protect Patrons From Yellow Jackets, California Appeals Court Says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO - A golf club has a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect patrons against the foreseeable risk presented by yellow jacket nests on its property, a California appeals court held Aug. 1, reversing a lower court ruling in litigation brought by a golfer who was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets during a golf lesson (Carolyn Staats v. Vintner's Golf Club, No. A147928, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 1, 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 674).
          After Years of Bloating, Drinking a Kombucha a Day Cured Me      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ever since I can remember, I've had a problem with bloating. If I ate basically anything aside from a plain piece of chicken, my stomach would pop out and start to hurt. It's been an embarrassing problem my entire life, and worse than embarrassing, it's uncomfortable. I tried so many elimination diets that did nothing. I cut out gluten, sugar, and processed foods. I went vegan, vegetarian, Paleo. Nothing worked for my bloating issue. It got to the point where I no longer enjoyed going out to dinner with friends because it was such a problem.

Around two years ago, I started hearing a lot about probiotics, aka the "good" bacteria. Taking probiotics can supposedly help your digestive system and keep your gut healthy and, as such, reduce bloating. I was skeptical. There are so many wellness fads out there that it's hard to know what's real and what's not. When I went to the health food store, there were quite literally hundreds of probiotics to choose from and I was overwhelmed.

At the time, I was living in San Francisco, which is known to be a bit of a hippie town. My friends had all been drinking kombucha for years, and I always disregarded it as a hippie thing that I wanted no part of. But when I mentioned I was on a quest to cure my bloating, my friends all insisted I try kombucha. They explained the nasty bits of gunk floating around in the bottle were actually fermentation and a natural source of probiotics.

I went to the store and bought the best-looking flavor I could find. A couple things that weirded me out were that it had a small trace of alcohol in it and, as I mentioned, there were unidentified bits of gunk floating around. But they had a strawberry flavor that the associate at Whole Foods told me was a good "starter flavor," and at this point my bloating was so awful, I was willing to try anything.

My friends has also warned me that it has a very specific, almost vinegar-like taste when you first try it. I'll be honest - I wasn't crazy about the taste at first. It definitely has a specific smell and taste to it. Not bad, just . . . unique. But it was really fizzy, which I liked. I drank the whole bottle and went on with my day. To give it a fair shot, I had one every day for three days.

I can't emphasize enough how shocked I was that after a few days of drinking it, my stomach was actually flat for the first time in years. I was shocked because it seems counterintuitive - drinking something so fizzy and bubbly that actually flattens out your stomach. Not only was my stomach flat, but I felt way better. I no longer felt like I had a rock in my gut.

I've become quite evangelical about kombucha. It may seem extreme, but I have one a day, sometimes more. It's not a low-calorie or diet food, but I've incorporated it into my life because it works so well for me. There are many ways to get probiotics into your diet (I've also recently become obsessed with yogurt, Noosa brand mostly, because yogurt tends to be high in probiotics), but kombucha has saved my life. I usually drink it in the morning, and it makes me feel a million times better. (Side note: it's also great when you're hungover!)

I don't discriminate, but my favorite brand is Health-Ade. Sometimes I opt for GT's. Health-Ade has a spicy cayenne flavor that I cannot get enough of and a grape flavor that I find heavenly. I have come to be completely obsessed with not just the positive effects on my bloat, but also the taste.

If you suffer from bloating, I hope you try kombucha! Don't be put off by the gunk in the bottom of the bottle - trust me, you get over it. And that gunk will change your life! Take it from a former bloater. It's worth a shot!


          Bloated or Constipated? Try These 5 Life-Changing Expert Tips For Better Digestion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We may look at digestion as starting in the mouth and ending in the stomach, but the process is far more complex than we think. And because the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food in our body involves multiple systems, improper digestion can have a tremendous impact on us. In addition to experiencing side effects such as constipation, gas, and bloating, having compromised digestion can also affect our mood, hormones, energy levels, and more, according to certified holistic nutrition consultant Lila Volkas.

In a class I attended on gut health at Prep School, a wellness cooking club based in San Francisco, we learned to look at digestion as a whole. You may have heard the phrase, "You are what you eat," but Lila's version goes like this: "You are what you assimilate, and don't eliminate." Meaning you can eat the healthiest foods and still feel terrible if your body is not absorbing the nutrients in the best way possible. For example, if constipation is an issue for you, Lila says it's like giving your body a "to-do" on its elimination list that rarely gets checked off. Too many bodily "to-dos" that don't get addressed properly can lead to health challenges down the line.

Thankfully, many of these issues can be prevented by following these practical digestion tips from Lila below.

1. Enter "rest-and-digest mode."

Our busy schedules don't always allow for a full lunch break, forcing us to shovel down salads at our desk. Though efficient, you're not doing your digestive system any favors by doing so. Whenever possible, Lila suggests creating an "intentional space" when you eat. This means eliminating distractions - yes, that includes your phone, eating outside when possible, and practicing mindful eating. At the very least, you can take three deep breaths before you start eating to enter a relaxed state.

2. Keep the temperature of your foods in mind.

A big, cold salad may not be as digestion-friendly as you think, according to Lila. Avoiding cold foods in common practice in Traditional Chinese medicine, and although it hasn't been studied, could provide help to you. To counter the cooler temperature and build up your digestive fire, she recommends sipping on hot water or tea before, during, or after your meals. Lila has found this to allow her to enjoy raw foods more easily. Another trick is to limit frozen smoothie ingredients to one. Many of us associate smoothies as being ice cold, but keeping them on room-temperature to cool-ish side might make them better to digest. She also suggests adding warming spices, like cinnamon and ginger, to your blender to help fire things up.

3. Chew your food.

This one seems like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised! Many of us inhale our food when we're short on time. "Breaking up your food into the smallest pieces you can is only going to be beneficial for the rest of your digestive system and the way food assimilates into your body," Lila told us. This rule applies to liquids, also! A great tip from Lila is to opt for a spoon over a straw and to add toppings to your smoothies to remind yourself to chew.

4. Increase and boost your hydrochloric acid.

The cells in our stomach lining secrete a chemical called hydrochloric acid, which helps break down proteins in food. Without it, digestion can become difficult. Based on Lila's work as a holistic nutritionist, she says drinking diluted apple cider vinegar and incorporating warming herbs as we mentioned before are great ways to maintain sufficient levels. However, these practices may exacerbate your symptoms if you have acid reflux and this particular benefit of ACV hasn't been medically proven but could work for you.

5. Populate your gut with beneficial bacteria.

Eating more fermented foods, including sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and well-source soy products (like tofu and tempeh), can promote a healthy microbiome. This can help with leaky gut and other digestive issues.

For more digestive tips you can follow Lila on Instagram.


          Höchstes Riesenrad der Welt mit „Golden Gate Flyer“ in San Francisco geplant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Im Norden Kaliforniens, in San Francisco, soll ein rekordträchtiges Riesenrad mit einem Durchmesser von rund 215 Metern und einer Höhe von etwa 220 Metern entstehen. Der sogenannte „Golden Gate Flyer“ würde das bisher größte Riesenrad der Welt schlagen. Wann das Projekt tatsächlich realisiert werden soll, ist allerdings noch nicht bekannt.
          De San Francisco a Las Vegas en un Red Bull RB7 y con Daniel Ricciardo al volante      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pocas cosas hay más impactantes que ver en acción un Fórmula 1, pero la adrenalina aumenta cuando dejamos el circuito para dar el salto a la carretera o incluso a una ciudad como Las Vegas. Ahora el Red Bull RB7 ha dado el salto a las calles en los Estados Unidos, y con Daniel Ricciardo al […]
          What you need to know about Keith Block, the ex-Oracle exec that Wall Street says got a 'well-deserved' promotion to co-CEO of Salesforce (CRM, ORCL)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Salesforce Keith Block

  • From a managers meeting in Hawaii Tuesday evening, Salesforce announced the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Keith Block to co-CEO, alongside founder and CEO Marc Benioff.
  • Block, who joined the company in 2013, will continue to focus on operations and strategy while Benioff focuses on "vision and innovation."
  • But before joining Salesforce, Block had a lengthy and storied career at Oracle. 
  • Read on for more of what you need to know about Salesforce's new co-CEO.

Salesforce cofounder Marc Benioff has led the company as CEO since its founding in 1999. But now, the $106 billion software company has a new leader to help achieve its goal of $23 billion in annual revenues by 2022. 

President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Block was promoted to co-CEO. He'll continue to focus on Salesforce's strategic growth and operations, while Benioff executes on what the company describes as "vision and innovation."

Salesforce first announced Block's promotion late Tuesday from management meeting in Hawaii, a state whose native culture is imbued through out the customer relationship software company's ethos. 

While the title is new, Block has managed the day-to-day operations at Salesforce since his promotion to COO in 2016. For the last two years, it's been Block's job to grow the company's global sales and marketing units, even as he's tasked with keeping the company's 32,000 employees moving in the same direction. He has been president, vice chairman and director of the company since 2013.

In addition to the title change, Block will get a raise. His base salary will increase from $1.15 million to $1.435 million, according to a company filing. His annual target bonus will also increase from 100% to 200% of his base salary, which means if he does a good job, Block will take home $4.305 million next year. And that's not including the equity in the company he already owns.

Wall Street applauded the move, with analysts calling it "well deserved" and a "positive development for shareholders," as well as a good sign for Salesforce's upcoming Q2 2019 earnings.

Here's everything else you need to know about San Francisco's newest CEO. 

Benioff and Block both have a history at Oracle 

Marc BenioffThe story of Salesforce is deeply linked to Oracle, its longtime rival and inspiration for the "No Software" mentality that fueled Salesforce's rise as a cloud platform. In fact, Benioff and Block met each other back in the '80s, when the pair both worked for Oracle.

"This announcement really reflects how Salesforce is run today, which is that Keith and I over the last five years have developed a very strong partnership,” Benioff told Fortune. “Of course, we knew each other for quite a bit before that — we both started at Oracle in 1986 — so we have known each other forever. And we’ve really grown to be great partners. We wanted to cement that, so we’ve exchanged our vows and now we’re co-CEOs.”

Benioff himself joined Oracle out of college, and by age 26 he was a vice president with a $300,000 salary to boot. Oracle founder Larry Ellison was a mentor to Benioff, so much so that they reportedly spent Thanksgiving together and double-dated. But in 1999, after 13 years at Oracle, Benioff left to start Salesforce.

Block lasted twice as long the storied database giant. When he joined Salesforce in 2013, he had spent 26 years rising up the ranks at Oracle. By the time he left, he had been Oracle's executive vice president of North America for nearly a decade, making him a key player at the company. 

Oracle, which has a market cap of $190 billion, sells databases and the licenses software that helps companies manage their data. But it's best known for the efficacy and performance of its sales teams. 

It's that all-star sales mentality that Block brought to Salesforce. Analysts credit Block with Salesforce's move from serving primarily small customers, to winning business with the largest of enterprises. The company continues to sign big deals at a record pace, and now has roughly 150,000 customers that are under contracts worth at least $13.3 billion.

It's also noteworthy that while not many company's have multiple CEO's, Oracle similarly splits the CEO position between two executives with different strengths: the strategy-focused Mark Hurd and the financially-rooted Safra Catz. 

He famously left Oracle after criticizing Mark Hurd

Despite his long tenure, Block actually left Oracle in 2012 under something of a dark cloud after the publicizing of some unflattering instant message conversations, in which he criticized Hurd, then the second in command at Oracle.

In the instant messages, which came out in the discovery process of a legal battle between Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, Block shared his strong disapproval of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, saying "We bought a dog. Mark wants us to sell the dog. ... Nobody wants to sell Sun. ... It baaaallllloooooooows."

It wasn't long after that Hurd left Oracle.

Block has deep roots in Boston

Keith Block

While Salesforce is the biggest tech company with headquarters in San Francisco, Block maintains deep roots on the east coast.

The Carnegie Mellon alumnus and self-declared Boston sports fan is officially based in San Francisco. But in the past, he could be found hanging around the Boston office, and he's credited with building Salesforce's presence in the region.

“Ultimately, we’d like this to be one of the biggest offices that we have in the country, and one of Boston’s biggest employers," Block told the Boston Globe in May 2017. 

As of August 2017, the company had around 1,000 employees in Boston, including the team formerly known as Demandware, which Salesforce acquired in 2016 for $2.8 billion and turned into its Commerce Cloud.

Block's wife Suzanne Kelley is also a longtime resident of Boston, where she is a vice president at Oracle, leading operations and project management for the global business unit. 

In February, the couple donated $15 million to establish the Block Center for Technology and Society, a research and policy institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Block is also involved in philanthropy with the Boston public school system through the non-profit Boston Partners in Education. 

SEE ALSO: Meet the Salesforce power players who are helping Marc Benioff take his $87 billion empire to the next level

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          Inside the multi-million-dollar condos of San Francisco's newly-opened $850 million residential tower — the first one just sold for $15 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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The newest member of San Francisco's iconic skyline is officially open for use.

The new tower opened in May and is notable because it houses one commercial tenant, Facebook, and 55 multi-million-dollar residences, including a five-bedroom $42 million penthouse that's still under construction.

Developers held high expectations for how fast the condos would sell —expectations that would seem to have borne out, since the first condo just sold for $15 million. The sale of the 3,326-square-foot, three-bedroom unit breaks the city's record for highest price-per-square-foot sale for a condo, as reported by the San Francisco Business Times.

Construction on the mixed-use tower at 181 Fremont began in 2013. It can be spotted in the skyline by its striking spire and encasement of beams criss crossing along the exterior, designed to act as shock absorbers in the event of an earthquake.

The developers and designers behind the high rise set out to make the establishment the embodiment of state-of-the-art luxury living and world-class engineering. 

Business Insider toured two of its model residences designed by renowned designers Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Charles de Lisle and the Sky Lounge exclusive to residents, as well as captured the panoramic views of the sprawling city of San Francisco afforded to the building's occupants. Take a look at what it's like inside.

Say hello to the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi River.



Those zig-zagged beams you see comprise an aluminum exoskeleton that serves as the building's foundation, acting as giant shock absorbers essentially, improving its survival odds in the case of an earthquake. The elevators are actually designed as an emergency evacuation route.

“We joke that if there is a seismic event, people would run into the building," said Matt Dietsch, senior director of developments at The Mark Company, which provided sales and marketing services for the establishment.



The tower stands adjacent to the infamously sinking Millennium Tower and catty corner from the Salesforce Tower. The power trio looms over passerby on the sidewalks below.



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          There's a $37 million waterfront property up for sale, situated in the tech capital of the world, that offers the ultimate private beach oasis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • There's a 14-acre chunk of a peninsula north of San Francisco currently for sale for a whopping $37 million — and that's excluding home construction costs.
  • The property features 2,000 square feet of bay shoreline, private sandy beaches and approved plans for a 15,000-square-foot residence.
  • Though the infamously competitive Bay Area real estate market has seen plenty of unique listings, this one is a rarity in that it's an expansive undeveloped waterfront parcel situated in the tech capital of the world.

In the San Francisco Bay Area housing market, it's not uncommon to find fire-gutted properties listed for a cool $2 million or a 1-acre dirt lot selling for $15 million.

But it seems the most overheated and competitive real estate market in the nation has finally seen something it's not used to: a rare 14.73-acre undeveloped waterfront chunk of a peninsula listed for $37 million. And that's excluding home construction costs.

The forested bay front property, known as Bluff Point, at 2800 Paradise Drive in Tiburon, California, sits on the end of the Tiburon Peninsula and spans a whopping 2,000 square feet of shoreline. It offers its future owners an unrivaled bayside oasis, complete with private sandy beaches and views of the Golden Gate Bridge, just an hour from downtown San Francisco.

2800 paradise Dr. san francisco listing

The acreage is about 45 minutes by car from downtown San Francisco, though sadly it looks like views of the glistening city lights won't be seen from the property. Angel Island State Park sits squarely between Bluff's Point and downtown.

You can also reach it via a 45-minute ferry ride to Tiburon. From the ferry's drop off point to Bluff Point is a seven-minute drive.

That commute would be even further if you're coming from south of the city, from Silicon Valley, which is a strong possibility considering the island's price tag and opulence would attract the region's wealthy tech clientele.

According to the listing, property plans are approved for a 15,000-square-foot main residence, an estimated 2,200-square-foot guest house and a 700-square-foot "caretaker's cottage." And if the listing in and of itself wasn't rare enough, the property's ownership has only changed once in the last 100 years.

It'll change once more when the land finally sells, though its 532 days spent listed on Zillow doesn't exactly spell a promising forecast. Still, it's the ultimate private beach paradise nestled in the tech capital of the world. What tech bigwig wouldn't jump at that?

SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley's housing crisis is so dire that this 897-square-foot Palo Alto home is selling for $2.59 million — take a look inside

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          The rise of Marc Benioff, the bombastic founder of Salesforce, who just got a new co-CEO (CRM)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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It seems like Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff never leaves the spotlight.

Between Salesforce's annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco, his philanthropy, and his willingness to take political stands, it seems like he's always in the spotlight — even if, sometimes, it's because he's facing protests over Salesforce's work with the United States Customs and Border Patrol.

Salesforce itself is in a good position: Under Benioff's leadership, the company has swelled to a $106 billion market cap, even as it hit $10 billion in annual revenue for the 2018 fiscal year. It's gone from an upstart Oracle rival to a cloud computing behemoth in its own right. And on Tuesday, Salesforce named former Oracle exec Keith Block as Benioff's co-CEO, giving Benioff some backup in the highest echelons of the company.

Here's how Benioff, with an estimated net worth of $6.3 billion, worked his way up to the national stage from humble origins.

SEE ALSO: The rise of Larry Ellison, the jet-setting billionaire founder of Oracle

Marc Russell Benioff was born in San Francisco on September 25th, 1964, the son of Joelle and Russell Benioff. Benioff is something of an anomaly among Silicon Valley CEOs — he was actually born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.



His father, Russell Benioff, owned a local department store in San Francisco. "I learned my work ethic from him," Benioff once said.



While in high school, Benioff sold his first app — software called "How To Juggle" for the TRS-80 Model 1 computer — to a computer magazine for $75.



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          Academy of Art University’s Automobile Museum appoints Chief Executive      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

  San Francisco (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Academy of Art University announced Rob Fisher as CEO of the university’s Automobile Museum. Effective July 2nd, 2018, Mr. Fisher will head the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum and collection located on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Washington Street in San Francisco. Currently, access to the museum is available by appointment only. However, Fisher has been brought on to transform the […]

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Pyramid in San Francisco hehe
          After Years of Bloating, Drinking a Kombucha a Day Cured Me      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ever since I can remember, I've had a problem with bloating. If I ate basically anything aside from a plain piece of chicken, my stomach would pop out and start to hurt. It's been an embarrassing problem my entire life, and worse than embarrassing, it's uncomfortable. I tried so many elimination diets that did nothing. I cut out gluten, sugar, and processed foods. I went vegan, vegetarian, Paleo. Nothing worked for my bloating issue. It got to the point where I no longer enjoyed going out to dinner with friends because it was such a problem.

Around two years ago, I started hearing a lot about probiotics, aka the "good" bacteria. Taking probiotics can supposedly help your digestive system and keep your gut healthy and, as such, reduce bloating. I was skeptical. There are so many wellness fads out there that it's hard to know what's real and what's not. When I went to the health food store, there were quite literally hundreds of probiotics to choose from and I was overwhelmed.

At the time, I was living in San Francisco, which is known to be a bit of a hippie town. My friends had all been drinking kombucha for years, and I always disregarded it as a hippie thing that I wanted no part of. But when I mentioned I was on a quest to cure my bloating, my friends all insisted I try kombucha. They explained the nasty bits of gunk floating around in the bottle were actually fermentation and a natural source of probiotics.

I went to the store and bought the best-looking flavor I could find. A couple things that weirded me out were that it had a small trace of alcohol in it and, as I mentioned, there were unidentified bits of gunk floating around. But they had a strawberry flavor that the associate at Whole Foods told me was a good "starter flavor," and at this point my bloating was so awful, I was willing to try anything.

My friends has also warned me that it has a very specific, almost vinegar-like taste when you first try it. I'll be honest - I wasn't crazy about the taste at first. It definitely has a specific smell and taste to it. Not bad, just . . . unique. But it was really fizzy, which I liked. I drank the whole bottle and went on with my day. To give it a fair shot, I had one every day for three days.

I can't emphasize enough how shocked I was that after a few days of drinking it, my stomach was actually flat for the first time in years. I was shocked because it seems counterintuitive - drinking something so fizzy and bubbly that actually flattens out your stomach. Not only was my stomach flat, but I felt way better. I no longer felt like I had a rock in my gut.

I've become quite evangelical about kombucha. It may seem extreme, but I have one a day, sometimes more. It's not a low-calorie or diet food, but I've incorporated it into my life because it works so well for me. There are many ways to get probiotics into your diet (I've also recently become obsessed with yogurt, Noosa brand mostly, because yogurt tends to be high in probiotics), but kombucha has saved my life. I usually drink it in the morning, and it makes me feel a million times better. (Side note: it's also great when you're hungover!)

I don't discriminate, but my favorite brand is Health-Ade. Sometimes I opt for GT's. Health-Ade has a spicy cayenne flavor that I cannot get enough of and a grape flavor that I find heavenly. I have come to be completely obsessed with not just the positive effects on my bloat, but also the taste.

If you suffer from bloating, I hope you try kombucha! Don't be put off by the gunk in the bottom of the bottle - trust me, you get over it. And that gunk will change your life! Take it from a former bloater. It's worth a shot!


          Mozilla: San Francisco 2018 All Hands, Reps Council and More      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • State of Mozilla Support: 2018 Mid-year Update – Part 4

    The San Francisco 2018 All Hands flew by and so did the last two months. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have been able to attend this event.

    If I were to look back on some of the highlights, they would be pretty nitty gritty detailed. But I will share with you a few of them.

  • Onboarding team for 2nd half of 2018

    As we have entered the second half of the year, the Reps Council has worked on updating the Onboarding Screening Team for 2018-2.

    The scope of this team is to help on evaluating the new applications to the Reps program by helping the Reps Council on this process.

  • Mozilla B-Team: happy bmo push day!
  • DWeb: Social Feeds with Secure Scuttlebutt

    Scuttlebutt is a free and open source social network with unique offline-first and peer-to-peer properties. As a JavaScript open source programmer, I discovered Scuttlebutt two years ago as a promising foundation for a new “social web” that provides an alternative to proprietary platforms. The social metaphor of mainstream platforms is now a more popular way of creating and consuming content than the Web is. Instead of attempting to adapt existing Web technologies for the mobile social era, Scuttlebutt allows us to start from scratch the construction of a new ecosystem.

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          “Less is More: Exploring Mindfulness and Conscious Consumption,”...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




















Less is More: Exploring Mindfulness and Conscious Consumption,” A Temple Children Exhibition.

Opening on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco, California is the group exhibition curated by Temple Children entitled, “Less is More: Exploring Mindfulness and Conscious Consumption.”

Less Is More” opens dialogue surrounding hyper-consumption as a dominant driver of environmental degradation and climate change. This experiential collection navigates between the macro and micro, highlighting the myriad effects that individualistic decisions have on our our planet’s fragile natural resources and ecosystems.

Temple Children is an experimental arts and sustainability platform uniting a diverse global community of creatives to generate collaboration for positive change. In search of a collective consciousness, this dedicated group challenges us to look inward and recognize the interconnectedness between human beings and our environments.

The exhibition will feature exclusive works and sculptures by Askew One, Meggs and Jessie x Katey plus works from Aaron Glasson, Cory Martin, Cryptik, Ellen Rutt, Emad Rashidi, Jet Martinez, Jonny Alexander, Kai Kaulukukui, Lauren YS, Matthew Eaton, Ouizi, Patrick Ethen, Paul Johnson, Rick Hayward & MIMI, Sam Yong, Thing Thing, Wooden Wave and Yoskay Yamamoto.


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          Ravi Zupa’s “Riches” at Hashimoto Contemporary.Currently on view...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   














Ravi Zupa’s “Riches” at Hashimoto Contemporary.

Currently on view in San Francisco, California at Hashimoto Contemporary is artist Ravi Zupa’s solo exhibition, “Riches.”

Taking cues from Renaissance portraiture, totalitarian propaganda and Eastern iconography, Zupa creates a unique universe of historic characters and anthropomorphic creatures. Figures are precisely rendered to emulate the stylings of Japanese wood-block illustrations, Medieval religious art, and zoological drawings; however, each pastiche is intervened with bold reference to modernity and a looming dystopian future.

Riches” will be on view until August 25th, 2018.


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          These Are The Places In America Where All Your Salary Goes To Rent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Submitted by Priceonomics

A career in “business” is broad enough that it can mean just about anything. Hundreds, if not thousands of jobs, can be classified as “business” related work ranging from being an accountant to a chief medical officer.

We analyzed data from Priceonomics customer Business Student.com, a company that has created an index of 127 “business” careers, where they track the average salaries and how they vary by location. While these jobs are by no means comprehensive of all jobs in business, they comprise a representative index of business careers and their salaries, that we call the “Business Jobs Index.”

So what are the highest and lowest paying jobs in our index? Which cities have highest paying business jobs and where you’ll still have money leftover after paying rent if you live there?

Across our business index, the highest paying job paid $187,000 on average in the United States (Medical Director). The lowest paying business job we track is Security Supervisor, which pays $31,000 per year. The average business job we track pays $75,000 per year.

Across the country, the highest paying business jobs are in Washington, DC, California, New York, and Massachusetts. The states with the lowest paying business jobs are Montana, Idaho, and North Dakota. We also analyzed 215 of the largest job markets in America to find the cities that have the highest business salaries; all five of the top cities with the highest paying business jobs are located in Silicon Valley, with Palo Alto, CA having the highest paying jobs of all.

Lastly, we found there were a number of cities like San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles that have high paying business jobs, but most of your income will go to paying rent.

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Before diving into the data, a brief note on the methodology of our Business Jobs Index. The index is comprised of 127 popular business jobs.

For each of these jobs, we track the average salary on Indeed.com by location.

In our index, the highest paying jobs are senior positions in the medical industry or “C-suite” position like Chief Marketing Officer. The vast majority of the business jobs in our index pay less than a $100,000 salary however.

Popular jobs like Social Media Manager, Accountant, and HR Coordinator all pay less than $50,000 per year.

Which states pay the most in our Business Jobs Index? The following chart shows the average salary of business jobs by state, ranked from highest to lowest:

Washington DC, California, New York, and Massachusetts are the four highest paying places for business jobs, where the typical position pays around $90,000 per year.  The lowest paying states for business jobs are mostly in the MidWest.

Next, how much do business salaries vary by city? We analyze the average business salary on the 215 largest job markets we track. The chart below shows the cities with the highest and lowest salaries:

Almost unbelievable, the top nine highest paying cities for business jobs are all in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The high cost of living and number technology employers have catapulted business salaries in the Bay to over $100,000 per year and nearly twice as much as cities on the “lowest” business salaries list.

However, places that pay a lot of money also tend to be very expensive. We were curious, after you have to pay your rent, how much of your salary is left for anything else?

Below, we show the average salary by city, the average monthly rent for a two bedroom apartment according to Rent Jungle, and how much money is left over on an annual basis. For it, we looked at the top 65 largest markets on our site (excluding Athens, GA where there was no rent data available).  Keep in mind this is a preliminary analysis that doesn’t include taxes, child care, partner-earnings, or other factors that can influence cost of living.

The cities where you have the most money leftover after rent are a mix of ones with high salaries (Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale) and ones with decently high salaries but low rents (Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas). Considering that some of the states these cities are in have relatively high state income taxes (California) and others have zero state income tax (Texas, Nevada), further analysis should include taxes and other expenses.

And which cities do you have the least money leftover after rent? Below are the top ten:

The places where most of your paycheck goes to rent is actually cities with high salaries but very high rent. Only College Station and Orlando have relatively low rent and make the list because of low salaries. Most of the other cities are places like San Francisco with high salaries but exorbitant rent ($4,509 for an average two bedroom apartment rental).

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Conclusion

There is a huge variety of business jobs out there with an equal variance in salaries. Not all jobs pay a lot, but some do, especially in California, New York, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.

However, cities that pay a lot in salaries also typically have very high cost of living. The city with the highest business salaries is Palo Alto, but it’s also a place with some of the highest property prices in the country. Additionally, some places like San Francisco and Los Angeles do have high salaries, but you don’t take home very much money after your rent.

Curious how much money you’ll have leftover from your paycheck after you pay rent? Here’s the list of all the cities we analyzed:


          Civil War 2.0 Looms, But It Won't Be A Race War      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authored by Kevin Barrett via Unz.com,

When we get tired of blowing up Muslims for Israel, will we turn on ourselves?

Scenarios for a second American Civil War have existed ever since the first one ended. Some hyperbolists called Reconstruction the Second Civil War. Alt-history novelists have imagined the ascension of Huey Long or George McGovern to the presidency as Civil War II trigger. The real-life (?!) ascension of Trump has inspired similar fantasies, leading red state partisans to gleefully thump their chests and imagine how easy and fun it would be to take San Francisco—a fantasy that triggers the hell out of the SF-based blue staters.

How might civil unrest spill over into civil war?

One common scenario is race war. The late Charles Manson, we are told, staged his killer-hippie mass knifings because he thought the Beatles were sending him secret orders to start a black-vs. white apocalypse. Obviously Manson must have been taking some really, REALLY bad acid while playing Beatles records backward in hopes of hearing John sneering “Paul is dead”—then suddenly grokked that the White Album, whose mysterious title does not appear on the record and makes no sense anyway, is really about white power! Manson lieutenant Tex Watkins explained: “and what it (the song ‘Helter Skelter’) meant was the Negros were going to come down and rip the cities all apart…Before Helter Skelter came along, all Charlie cared about was orgies.”

Though Manson was a raving nut, his vision of race war was inspired by contemporary reality. Indeed, while the hippies carried on with their orgies, “the Negros” did rip cities apart. Even before the Deep State murdered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., blacks in New Jersey, Detroit, Minneapolis, and many other cities had been tearing things up and burning neighborhoods down. The “Long, Hot Summer” of 1967 featured 159 race riots in dozens of US urban centers, and elements of the National Security State were drawing up contingency plans for a race based civil war.

William Pepper - the King family’s attorney who proved in a court of law that the CIA, FBI, and US army killed Dr. King with the help of their organized crime assets - once spoke with a US Army Colonel who admitted to helping plan the assassination. The Colonel said that the military had done extensive focus group style interviews with participants in the 1967 race riots and determined that Dr. King’s charisma was the biggest factor driving the riots. Counterintuitively, the apostle of nonviolence was inspiring the psychological liberation of black people in such a way that a certain percentage felt empowered to act out their repressed anger. So when King determined to bring half a million followers to Washington, DC and stay there until the feds pulled out of Vietnam and declared a real war on poverty, the Colonel and his friends immediately envisioned the nation’s capital erupting into mass violence that could spread nationwide on a scale many orders of magnitude beyond what had happened during 1967’s Long Hot Summer, perhaps precipitating a real civil war culminating in the revolutionary overthrow of the American State. This, the Colonel explained to Pepper, was the primary reason King had to be terminated…with extreme prejudice.

Predictably, the Deep State’s murder of Dr. King did not solve the racial violence problem. The assassination itself set off a wave of new riots in cities including Chicago, Baltimore, and - sorry, Colonel - Washington, DC. White-dominated forces of the State retaliated with escalating repression. Black communities felt increasingly under siege, and have continued to feel that way until the present day. Whether it is panicky white police shooting down black people during traffic stops, on sidewalks, or in the black people’s own backyards, or whether it is black people “acting out” against whites (an interesting and under-reported case is the possibly-Cointelpro-orchestrated[*] Zebra killings discussed here by Ron Unz) the simmering racial violence in America is a seemingly unavoidable component of most projections for a New Civil War.

Most red state vs. blue state scenarios, of course, have a race war component. When Trump’s red-staters invade San Francisco, for example, it will not only be to punish the latté liberals and happy homos for their mushy-headedness and luxuriously deviant lifestyles, but more importantly to “make America white again” by ending the sanctuary city movement and deporting the illegal immigrants…while presumably also putting any black people who have managed to remain in America’s highest-rent city, as well as the déclassé ones across the Bay, in their properly subservient place. In other words, just as the first Civil War was really about race (i.e., slavery) the second one will build on the same theme.

American War

Or will it? Omar al-Akkad’s notable 2017 novel American War begs to differ.

In El-Akkad’s dystopian vision, the War on Muslims mutates into the War on Southerners—but has nothing to do with race. Instead, the Yankee Terror State turns its savagery against the New Rebels of the Free Southern States because those good ole boys and girls (of all shades of skin pigmentation and sexual preference) refuse to give up fossil fuels, choosing instead to secede from the Union.

Al-Akkad’s vision of blue vs. red global-warming-driven war run amok in a near-future America that has completely forgotten about the whole concept of race is surprisingly plausible, at least while you are reading it. (Civil War I, after all, was really about economics not race, so why shouldn’t Civil War II also be over an economic issue?) The plot turns on the adventures of Sarat, a young Red State woman of mixed and meaningless (near-black Chicano and po’ white trash) ancestry who awakens politically and goes after the Blue State occupiers in pretty much the same way the Iraqi resistance went after George W. Bush’s storm troopers.

Unlike most dystopian science fiction, American War is not just showing us a terrible future that is really an exaggerated (we hope) depiction of the present-day world we live in. Al-Akkad’s fictional 2074 America is not so much a pessimistic caricature of actual 2017 America as a wish-fulfillment dream of Americans karmically reaping what they’ve sown in their War on Muslims, euphemistically known as the “war on terror.” The horrors that Sarat and other southerners experience under Yankee occupation - drone killings, rape, massacres, torture, internment camps, orange jumpsuits - are precisely those that Muslims have been experiencing since the false flag event of September 11th, 2001. Sarat’s fictional resistance, which culminates in a fantastically horrific act of revenge against the Yankees, represents gratifying fantasy payback for the real-life Terror War’s murder of 32 million Muslims, and a prescient and timely warning about what GWOT is likely to lead to. The whole thing is premised on helping the American/Western reader empathetically imagine what the post-9/11 world looks like to Muslims in general and resistance fighters in particular: Al-Akkad fosters empathy and identification with our victims by casting the archetypal victim-turned-resistance-fighter as ordinary American rather than exotic foreigner.

Zone 23

An even better dystopian “new civil war” novel, C.J. Hopkins’ Zone 23, hasn’t yet garnered the kind of mainstream support that helped American War collect positive reviews in such outlets as The New York Times, win awards, and generally get noticed and sell plenty of copies.

Perhaps that shouldn’t surprise us, since Hopkins, a regular contributor to Unz Review, is on the red side in the real red-vs.-blue civil war that is raging all around us. (I’m talking about the red-pill vs. blue pill war, of course, not the phony culture wars thing ginned up by the Deep State.) Omar El Akkad, despite the subversive aspects of his book, is basically a blue pill kind of guy: His global warming alarmism, gratuitous decision to make his heroine a lesbian, denial of the existence of race, and general penchant for victimology (not to mention his complete avoidance of 9/11 truth in a Muslim-POV takedown of the “war on terror”) all go down well with the Establishment.

C.J. Hopkins offers a deeper, more accurate, vastly funnier, more genuinely subversive vision. His far-future America, which bears an uncanny resemblance to our nightmarish present, features drone-patrolled hyper-surveiled cities, each of which is divided by an Israeli-style Wall complete with Israeli-style checkpoints and incursions featuring Israeli-style killings of hapless untermenschen. But instead of Israelis vs. Palestinians, the divide here is between the Normals on one side of the wall and the Anti-Socials on the other.

The Normals -  good corporate citizens who are submitting to pharmaceutical and genetic correction so they can work and consume and conform and live meaningless lives like everybody else without batting an eyelash - are conditioned to fear and loathe the Antisocials, who retain enough humanity to rebel, in whatever pathetically insignificant way, against corporatist dystopia.

Zone 23, like American War, imagines the future as post-racial: Hopkins’ Normal vs. Antisocial divide isn’t about race. But it is, nonetheless, very much about behavioral genetics. In this (not so) far future, the Hadley Corporation of Menomonie, Wisconsin has developed a variant-corrected version of the MAO-A gene. Inserted into embryos via germline genetic engineering, this patented DNA produces “clears”: people who are intelligent but incurious, incapable of emotionally-driven fight-or-flight aggression (including the most common defensive variety), “easily trained, highly responsive to visual and verbal commands,” and so on. In other words, perfect corporate citizens!

The corporatist state naturally strives to perfect itself, imposing a “final solution” to the ASP (anti-social person) problem by mandating that henceforth no non-genetically-engineered babies may be born. The result is a very one-sided “race war” in which a few antisocial malcontents try to hold out against what amounts to a genocide against “uncorrected” humanity. The plot follows two of those ASP antiheroes as they throw rocks at the Israeli bulldozer of corporatist genocide.

Hopkins’ ferociously funny yarn is not just a satire on our ever-worsening techno-dystopia. In imagining a genetic basis to the difficulties many of us experience adjusting to hyperconformist “technologically-enhanced” lifestyles, and in portraying individuals struggling and flailing against the uber-civilization around them like flies caught a spider web, Zone 23 resonates with the great critiques of technological civilization. According to this tradition, which runs from Taoist Chinese hermits through Middle Eastern prophets and Marxian critics of “alienation” to contemporary scientists who insist that humans are genetically suited to be hunter-gatherers not high tech city dwellers, we are grossly unsuited for living the kind of lives that most modern humans are, for all practical purposes, forced to lead. Through the Brechtian device of estrangement, Hopkins forces us to recognize ourselves in his beleaguered ASP antiheros.

The apostles of race war, from Hitler to Charles Manson to today’s ultra-Zionists, are hugely bothered by what they see as a supposed basic and massive incompatibility between races, i.e. broad, loosely-identifiable swathes of the human genome. According to their bleak vision, we are doomed to fight and kill our cousins whose slightly different average genetic profiles mark them as Other.

Perhaps there is some truth to this notion. Perhaps our nature includes a strong tendency to in-group vs. out-group hostility. And perhaps we tend to divide in-group from out-group on the basis of ascribed ancestry, that is, along tribal lines.

But those who are hugely bothered by other races (or their own race), like those who loathe people of a different ideology or religion or language, may be getting all worked up over nothing. They may in fact be projecting their own experience of a much deeper alienation. They may simply be natural-born hunter gatherers caught in the trap of modern technological civilization, living fantastically comfortable yet somehow miserable lives, desperately seeking someone Other to blame for their predicament.


          SEC Is Probing Musk's "Going Private" Tweet To Determine If He Lied      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With Elon Musk refusing to name any of the parties from whom he has allegedly "secured funding" after launching a huge short squeeze in Tesla yesterday with his now infamous Tesla "going private" series of tweets, it was only a matter of time before the regulators - who have so far stubbornly ignored Tesla - started asking questions.

According to the WSJ, that time is now, because the SEC has inquired with Tesla about Elon Musk’s announcement that he may take the company private "and whether his claim was factual", or in other words, whether Musk lied when he said he had secured financing.

The regulator also asked why the disclosure which kept people glued to twitter for hours was made on the social network rather than in a regulatory filing, and whether the firm believes the announcement complies with investor-protection rules.

According to the WSJ, the SEC inquiries - which originated from its San Francisco office so it will be relatively easy to visit the Fremont office - suggest Tesla could come under an enforcement investigation if regulators develop evidence that Musk’s tweet was misleading or false.

“Frankly, the bigger issue is going to be whether the information is correct or not,” said Ira Matetsky, a partner at Ganfer & Shore in New York, who outlined questions the SEC might ask. “When Musk tweeted this, was he saying this was something that was definitely going to happen? Something that might happen? How would a reasonable investor interpret that and was it consistent with the facts as they existed at the time?” - BBG

And while it is mostly semantics, so far it remains unclear if the SEC had opened a formal enforcement investigation based on the answers it received from the company. 

"To put that out unless he absolutely has financing secured and is ready to make the bid that could be market manipulation," Keith Higgins, a Ropes & Gray partner who formerly led the SEC’s corporation finance unit, told Bloomberg. "He could be in big trouble if that turns out not to have been true."

The biggest risk for Musk is if regulators find that he made a statement only intending to goose his company’s share price, or as he likes to put it, "crush the shorts." Under US securities law, companies and corporate officers can (and will) be held liable for making misstatements or omitting information that shareholders need to make informed investment decisions.

In his email to employees on Tuesday, instead of detailing the circumstances around the "pre-commited" going private deal, Musk blamed short sellers and other pressures public markets put on companies as factors in announcing he wanted to take the company private.

However, that's not enough.

As we noted earlier, one potential problem is that merely the intent of a "going private" transaction, triggers rule 13E-3, which requires the company to file a Schedule 13E-3 with the SEC as well as furnish the required disclosures to the company's shareholders. Note: the rule is triggered in either case, even if the intent to go private is ultimately unsuccessful.

13E-3 or no, the SEC will demand to know just what is going on, what the Board knew and when - recall it stated today that it was made aware of Elon's plans last week and yet there was no mention of this in the 10-Q's "Recent Developments" section - and if Musk was even sober and rational when he tweeted what he did.

Meanwhile, Tom Farley, the former President of the NYSE, had some advice for the SEC:

Dear @SEC_News, this is an easy one: ask TSLA to show you the agreement(s) signed by their funding source(s) by 5pm EST that demonstrates the funding is “secured” and “certain.” If there is no such agreement, require a statement by 5:30pm. Inspire market confidence.

And while Musk has historically been extremely cavalier with his tweeting, this time it could cost: if found guilty of stock fraud, he would surely be on the hook for billions as the lawsuits start piling in, with the worst case scenario giving Musk an unlimited amount of time to tweet to his heart's content... from prison.

The stock dropped back under $370 on the news, and is rapidly approaching the $359.8676 conversion price of the $920 million of convertible bond due March 2019, which some have speculated is the entire reason behind the "going private" spectacle.


          EMPRESARIO DE BONAO APRESADO DE FORMA CUESTIONADA POR LA POLICIA EN SFM REALIZA ACLARACIÓN PÚBLICA       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

EMPRESARIO DE BONAO APRESADO DE FORMA CUESTIONADA POR LA POLICIA EN SFM REALIZA ACLARACIÓN PÚBLICA
Por Yunior Fernández Marcano
BONAO, MONSEÑOR NOUEL.-El ciudadano Valentín capellan denunció públicamente, esta tarde en Renovación Informativa TV, que de forma humillante y cuestionada policia nacional en el municipio de San Francisco de Macorís fue apresado y peor aún, luego la institución envió una nota a los medios de comunicación digitales donde esto ha dañado su imagen pública sin él nunca a verse involucrado en ningún problema legal.
Este narra los hechos “El pasado sábado 4 de agosto se dirigía a la ciudad de Nagua y a la salida de San Francisco fue detenido por la policía nacional, él y sus acompañantes, el sargento mayor Wanderson Emilio Carrasco Acosta de 34 años de edad, el raso de las fuerzas armadas Isaias Peña Cuevas de 28 años , y el señor Elvis Moreta Carrasco de 48 años, al momento de su detención, todos se identificaron, pero los agentes policiales le pidieron que les acompañarán al destacamento; por la ignorancia de los investigadores permanecieron detenidos desde el sábado 4 hasta el domingo 5 de agosto. El ministerio público procedió a dejar en libertad sin ninguna objeción tomando en cuenta que no contaban con ninguna falta para permanecer detenidos y que todo se trató de una confusión irresponsable”.
Al ser depurados la policía Nacional en el cuartel de la Dirección Nordeste se le tomaron fotos, las cuales fueron filtradas en algunos medios de comunicación digitales y hasta con nota elaborada donde denunciaban que conformaban una banda de secuestradores, junto a dos ciudadanos que detuvieron el mismo día en un operativo de redada alterno. Oficiales del departamento de comunicación electrónica de la policía Nacional investiga la fuente de la falsa nota acusando a los ciudadanos ya mencionados.
El señor Valentín Capellan, es conocido hombre de BONAO que se dedica al negocio de préstamos personales, hipotecarios, inmobiliarios, para vehículos, etc. Este le manifestó al comunicador social, Lic. Yunior Fernández Marcano que no descarta posibles demandas por daños y perjuicios a su persona en contra de la persona que elaboró dicha nota.
          Dayton native Brock Turner loses appeal, court upholds sexual assault conviction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer‘s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was “substantial evidence” that Brock Turner received a fair trial. In 2016, a jury convicted Turner of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party. The case got national attention after […]
          Sports Tuning In for Thursday, August 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@Oklahoman.com

August 9 tuning in

THURSDAY

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

10 a.m.--Midwest Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

Noon--New England Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

2 p.m.--Northwest Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

4 p.m.--Great Lakes Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

6 p.m.--Mid-Atlantic Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

8 p.m.--West Regional--ESPN (Cox 29)

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

7:05 p.m.--Memphis at Oklahoma City--KGHM-AM 1340

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Noon--Minnesota at Cleveland--MLBN (Cox 264)

6 p.m.--Texas at N.Y. Yankees--FSOK (Cox 37)

7:30 p.m.--L.A. Dodgers at Colorado--MLBN (Cox 264)/KTOK-AM 1000

10 p.m.--Pittsburgh at San Francisco--MLBN (Cox 264) JIP

NFL PRESEASON

6 p.m.--Cleveland at N.Y. Giants--NFLNET (Cox 252)

6 p.m.--Houston at Kansas City--KINB-FM 105.3

9 p.m.--Dallas at San Francisco--NFLNET (Cox 252)

GOLF

1 p.m.--PGA Championship--TNT (Cox 31)

3 p.m.--U.S. Women's Amateur--FS1 (Cox 67)

TENNIS

10 a.m.--Rogers Cup--TENNIS (Cox 266)

11:30 a.m.--Rogers Cup--ESPN2 (Cox 28)

CANADIAN FOOTBALL

9 p.m.--Edmonton at British Columbia--ESPN2 (Cox 28)

WNBA

10:30 a.m.--Seattle at Washington--NBATV (Cox 256)

6 p.m.--Los Angeles at Atlanta--NBATV (Cox 256)

9 p.m.--Minnesota at Las Vegas--NBATV (Cox 256)

BASKETBALL

6 p.m.--San Lorenzo de Almagro vs.

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          Comment on Wordless Wednesday: SQUARED (Hayes Valley, San Francisco) by meowmeowmans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
That sculpture is really cool. The fact that it's 50 feet tall makes it even cooler! :)
          NFC Notes: 49ers, Panthers, Saints, Seahawks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49ers 49ers DL DeForest Buckner said the team plans on moving him to defensive end this season. “I just walked into a meeting one day and they told me ‘Buck, you’re going to be at the end position in this package,’” Buckner said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “So I was like […]

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          Planner- Pottery Barn - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Develop and execute distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in-stock position. Manage and control inventory levels to achieve concept sales,...
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          Distribution Analyst - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Develop distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in stock position. About the Role....
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          Business Systems Analyst - Gymboree - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Previous experience with Oracle Retek Merchandising Systems, JDA Allocation, and/or Product Lifecycle Management applications....
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          Planning Analyst, Crazy 8 - Crazy 8 - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Utilize Microsoft Excel, JDA Allocation, and PO tracking systems and is expected to actively work with and contribute to cross-functional teams....
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          WMS Implementation Consultant - Veridian - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JDA WMS with MOCA development experience. Veridian is a technology and services leader specializing in the efficient implementation of tier 1 Warehouse...
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          License Compliance Manager - JDA Software Group, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
About JDA Software Group, Inc. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver. JDA Software is the leading supply chain provider powering today’s digital transformation....
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          Engagement Manager - Aera Technology - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Familiarity with supply chain, logistics, and planning software - specifically, SAP and best-of-breed such as JDA, Kinaxis, etc....
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          Product Manager III - Charlotte Russe Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience with JDA applications (Arthur Suite, PMM, Enterprise Planning, Manugistics). Key applications &amp; technologies include JDA for retail, Lawson, CRM ,...
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          FOTOS: Aprecian incendios en California desde el espacio      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache