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          Huawei เปิดตัว MediaPad M5 และ M5 Pro ในประเทศไทย      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

วันนี้ Huawei ประเทศไทย แผนกอุปกรณ์ผู้บริโภค ประกาศเปิดตัว MediaPad M5 และ M5 Pro ซึ่งเปิดตัวในระดับโลกเมื่อเดือนกุมภาพันธ์ที่ผ่านมา ในประเทศไทยอย่างเป็นทางการ

รุ่นที่ทางบริษัทนำมาจำหน่าย คือ M5 รุ่นขนาดหน้าจอ 8.4 นิ้ว และรุ่น Pro ขนาด 10.8 นิ้ว ที่รองรับการใช้ปากกา M-Pen (ไม่มีรุ่น 10.8 นิ้วธรรมดา) มาพร้อมกับ Android Oreo ครอบด้วย EMUI 8 ใช้หน่วยประมวลผลเป็น Kirin 960 ใช้หน้าจอที่ความละเอียด 2K (สเปคอ่านได้จากข่าวเก่า)

รุ่นที่บริษัทวางจำหน่ายในไทยสำหรับ M5 มีแรม 4 GB และพื้นที่เก็บข้อมูล 32 GB รองรับทั้ง Wi-Fi และ Cellular ราคาจำหน่ายอยู่ที่ 13,990 บาท พร้อมกับหูฟัง Bluetooth ราคา 1,990 บาท (มีจำนวนจำกัด) ส่วน M5 Pro มาพร้อมกับแรม 4GB และพื้นที่เก็บข้อมูล 64 GB รองรับทั้ง Wi-Fi และ Cellular เช่นกัน มาพร้อมกับ M-Pen ราคาจำหน่ายที่ 18,990 บาท พร้อมแถมแป้นพิมพ์ราคา 3,990 บาท เฉพาะคนที่จองตั้งแต่วันที่ 10-19 สิงหาคมนี้

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          The Doppler Effect      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Descripción:

The Doppler Effect es un cuarteto indio que desde 2012, esparce Rock por este mundo. Sherry Mathews es el vocalista, Suyash Gabriel el baterista, Ashwin Nayar el guitarrista y, por último pero no menos importante, Amar Pandey el bajista. Juntos intentan revivir los tiempos gloriosos del Rock Clásico, trayendo de vuelta sus principales elementos pero añadiendo un toque personal y único.

Visita: labovedazgz.com

Lugar: Sala Creedence, Plaza San Lamberto 3, Zaragoza

Fecha: 10 de Agosto del 2018

Horario: 22:00h.

Precio: 8 euros



          BioLite's Successfully-Kickstarted, Smokeless FirePit Now Available       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It's been nearly a year since we brought you news of BioLite's FirePit, which was then in Kickstarter mode. Having been successfully funded, it's now in production and available for sale through their site.

To refresh your memory, the FirePit takes the best parts of a campfire, gets rid of the worst parts, and wraps them in a portable package that you can not only use to grill on, but to charge your devices.

A four-speed internal fan blows air through 51 jets, creating an ultra-efficient burn that produces far less smoke than a conventional fire. It'll burn either wood or charcoal. Because the mesh housing is largely transparent, you can zone out and watch the fire within. (If that doesn't sound appealing, perhaps you'll appreciate it more after accidentally eating a pot brownie.) Weighing in at just 19 pounds and with folding legs, the FirePit is easy to tote around.


You can learn more about the FirePit here.


          Playback: A TLS 1.3 Story      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Introduction


Secure communications are one of the most important topics in information security, and the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is currently the most used protocol to provide secure communications on the internet. For example, when you are connecting to your online banking application, your favorite instant message application or social networks, all those communications are being transmitted using TLS. With TLS, the information sent by the browser and the service is secured and encrypted, meaning that the information cannot be modified or tampered with by an attacker. The communications are also verified to ensure that the browser is connected to the right endpoint (e.g. Wikipedia).

This week at Black Hat and DEF CON, Cisco security consultants Alfonso Garcia Alguacil and Alejo Murillo Moya will deliver a presentation, called "Playback: A TLS 1.3 Story," about some of the known security implications of using 0-RTT and will show proof of concepts of some attacks that have been seen in real-world environments. The intent is to raise awareness across the security community about that new feature. The presentation will be presented at Black Hat USA 18 and DEF CON 26. Attendees will learn about TLS 1.3 0-RTT, see some examples about how an attacker could take advantage of that new feature and get an understanding of the security implications of enabling the feature and how it could be used safely minimizing any potential security impacts.


Playback: A TLS 1.3 Story

TLS was born as a substitute of the ancient secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol, which was starting to show its age and was open to multiple types of attacks. The first version of TLS, 1.0, was created in 1999 and it was based on SSLv3. Since then, TLS 1.1 (2006) and TLS 1.2 (2008) were created to improve previous versions of the protocol, solving some of the security weaknesses that security researchers discovered in the past two decades.

TLS 1.3 is the new protocol version. It is not officially released yet, but it is in the final stage, just waiting for the final approval. In any case, some important vendors and open-source projects are currently supporting it. The TLS 1.3 Working Group released multiple iterations (drafts) that refined and improved the protocol in the past four years. One of the outcomes of that hard work is that TLS 1.3 has been simplified, and several vulnerabilities were fixed. For example, in TLS 1.2, the number of ciphers supported was high — maybe there were too many — and the working group decided to limit this new version to support only five ciphers.

TLS 1.3 has also introduced a new feature to improve the performance of new connections. The name of this feature is "0-RTT" (zero round trip time resumption) and it resumes sessions faster that can push data to the server without needing to wait for a server confirmation. 0-RTT makes this possible, as it reuses cryptographic information obtained in the first connection to the server. The following diagram shows how TLS 1.3 0-RTT resumption works:



This can improve performance, but it has some known security implications.

For all of the Talos-related fun at Black Hat and DEF CON, be sure to read our complete guide here.

We are looking forward to meeting and seeing everyone at Black Hat and DEF CON. Be sure to come by booth #504 and say hello. And, of course, pick up a new, limited-edition Snort pig for your collection.


          Apple publica un nuevo anuncio mostrando cómo funciona Apple Cash, enviando dinero para pagar una cena entre dos amigos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Featured Video Play IconApple ha publicado un nuevo anuncio de TV en el que nos muestra, como ya hizo días atrás, cómo funciona Apple Cash en la App de Mensajes. Enviar un dinero es tan sencillo como enviar un mensaje. En esta ocasión, dos amigos se pelean pagando una y otra vez la misma cena de 55 dólares […]
          Vinnie Moore: Meltdown (instrumental) - Live in Japan 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



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Vinnie Moore (ヴィニー・ムーア)
Live at Shibuya Club Quattro
(渋谷クラブクアトロ), Tokyo
30/05/2018
"MacAlpine / Moore Japan Tour 2018"

performed by
Vinnie Moore - Guitar
Pete Griffin - Bass
Gergo Borlai - Drums

♪ Meltdown (instrumental) :
by Vinnie Moore
"Meltdown" album
released in 1991.

Vinnie Moore official website :
http://www.vinniemoore.com/2010/

[All copyrighted materials belong to the copyright holders]

Thank you so much for the time to see this video.
見てくださってありがとうございます。

(shot as a tribute to Vinnie Moore)

Vinnie Moore - Meltdown (instrumental) - Live in Japan 2018

          Brett Garsed, Ric Fierabracci, Joel Taylor: performing "Spheres of Influence" and "Burgers in Bed" 2009      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Brett Garsed, Ric Fierabracci and Joel Taylor performing the song "Spheres of Influence" live at Busters in Camarillo, California. Video produced by www.reelifepictures.com

Brett Garsed, Ric Fierabracci and Joel Taylor performing "Spheres of Influence"



Brett Garsed, Ric Fierabracci and Joel Taylor performing the song "Burgers in Bed"

          Encryption Software Market to 2025 By Top Key Players - Trend Micro, Symantec Corporation, McaFee, EMC Corporation, Sophos, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Winmagic, Microsoft Corporation and SAS Institute      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) Encryption Software Market Encryption software is program that makes use of cryptography in order to prevent unlawful admission to digital information. Today cryptography is used to protect the digital information on electronic devices as well as the digital...
          Papua New Guinea: Video Shows Police Brutality      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Video footage of a boy being beaten by police in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

© 2018 Private

(Sydney) – Papua New Guinean authorities should promptly conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the beating of a boy by police in Kimbe, West New Britain, that was captured on video and shared on social media, Human Rights Watch said today. The investigation should be capable not just of identifying the police responsible, but of prosecuting and punishing them.

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The graphic video shows two armed police officers hitting the naked boy with sticks, kicking him in the head, and dragging him along rocks on the ground. At one point, a police officer puts a gun to the boy’s head. The boy cries and pleads with the officers.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki said the incident occurred a week and a half ago, and that he has ordered a “full investigation into the incident.” Baki confirmed the officers responsible will be interviewed as part of the investigation and conceded that, “police brutality continues to be disregarded by a few officers.”

“Announcing an investigation into this shocking incident is the first step, but authorities should ensure that it is independent and transparent, and that police found responsible are prosecuted,” said Elaine Pearson, Australia director at Human Rights Watch. “This is not just a few bad apples. Police abuse in Papua New Guinea is sadly widespread, and it will only end when abusive officers are held to account for their crimes.”

A spokesperson for the Papua New Guinea police reportedly said that the boy in the video was hospitalized but is now “OK” and has been released into his parents’ care. Human Rights Watch has been unable to confirm the location of the boy or his condition.

The Minister for Police Jelta Wong MP responded that, “the Commissioner has been tasked to provide answers and appropriate action against the perpetrators. Like all our leaders, I have seen this video and personally was sickened by the actions taken by the 2 members of the RPNGC [Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary].”

Papua New Guinea has a long history of police abuse, which continues with little accountability, even for fatalities and egregious physical abuse. In 2005 and 2006, Human Rights Watch documented widespread police violence, including brutal beatings, rape, and torture, against children in police custody. Beatings are so routine that police make little or no attempt to hide them, beating children in public. Police rarely provide medical care, even when victims are seriously injured.

In the past, public pressure over specific incidents of excessive use of force, has led the police to announce investigations into allegations of police violence, including the shooting of eight student protesters in 2016. But the findings of such investigations are rarely made public and officers have rarely, if ever, been convicted.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said she will raise the incident with Papua New Guinea’s foreign affairs minister, Rimbink Pato. Bishop said that the incident indicates that, “Australia should continue to maintain a presence there, assisting, advising, [and] supporting the PNG police and PNG government.”

Papua New Guinea is the largest per capita recipient of Australian development aid, with the Australian government providing $58.9 million over two years for the Australian Federal Police to provide assistance to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. This includes basing 73 Australian Federal Police personnel in Papua New Guinea.

“The Australian government should closely monitor all incidents of police violence and benchmark further assistance to law enforcement upon progress in holding the perpetrators of police abuse to account,” Pearson said. “Papua New Guinea authorities need to come clean about the results of previous investigations into excessive use of force, and ensure abusive officers are not simply quietly moved or dismissed but held to account for their actions.”
 


          Head back to College with Melissa McCarthy when "Life of the Party" arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital, August 7th! #sponsored      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Watch as a newly divorced mother, played by Melissa McCarthy, resets her life and navigates the world of college when “Life of the Party” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital, August 7, 2018.

Life of the Party” is directed by Ben Falcone (“Tammy,” “The Boss”). Alongside McCarthy, the film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Stephen Root, Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Jessie Ennis, Adria Arjona, Debby Ryan and Jimmy O. Yang.

McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and produced through their production company, On the Day Production. Chris Henchy is also producing the film, with David Siegel serving as executive producer.

“Life of the Party” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 SRP and DVD for $28.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie. You will be able to purchase Life of the Party at major retailers nationwide in addition to online at Amazon.


MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into reset by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Movie Trailer:



BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS:

“Life of the Party” Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:
  • '80s Party
  • Mom Sandwich
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Bill Hate-O-Rama
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
“Life of the Party” Standard Definition DVD contain the following special features:
  • '80s Party


Our Thoughts:

We watched this movie with our daughter and we all shared in a lot of laughs. My daughter still keeps quoting certain parts from the film that were pretty funny. I love the relationship between the mother and daughter and even the bonding between McCarthy's character and her daughter's college friends. It's definitely not a movie for the entire family since there are drug, alcohol and sexual references, but those of us that were age appropriate found this movie very funny!


Disclosure: Coupon Savvy Sarah receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"
          PreviousNext: Encrypted Drupal Database Connections with Amazon RDS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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

by Nick Santamaria /

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

1. RDS PEM Bundle

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

# Add Amazon RDS TLS public certificate.
ADD https://s3.amazonaws.com/rds-downloads/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem  /etc/ssl/certs/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem
RUN chmod 755 /etc/ssl/certs/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem

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

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

2. Drupal Database Configuration

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

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

3. Confirmation

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

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

$ drush sql-connect

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

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

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

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

$ tcpflow -i any -C -g port 3306

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

tcpflow: listening on any

x1c
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Deep State and MSM Will Fight to the Death Against Trump – Paul Craig Roberts


          Parks studies IoT interoperability and customer expectations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
43 percent of survey respondents see Amazon Echo integration as important
08/08/2018
Spencer Ives

DALLAS—Parks Associates released a report, titled “Interoperability and the Internet of Things,” that said voice control integrations are high on consumers’ wish lists when it comes to new smart devices and most consumers only have one smart device, among other findings.

“This is an area that we cover very closely,” Brad Russell, research director, connected home, at Parks Associates, told Security Systems News. For Parks, interoperability in a smart home means “all the technologies that are required to enable devices to talk to one another, either machine to machine … locally in the home or through the Internet to cloud platforms that are then enabling interoperability.”

Parks gathered insight on this area through consumer surveys that the firm regularly conducts. “We are continually asking consumers about the importance [to] them that their devices work together, and the importance of that compared to other product features,” Russell said.

On the industry side, Parks often speaks with groups like the Z-Wave Alliance and ZigBee, and monitoring their innovations.

Voice interaction is a big area when it comes to a smart home. “We’re looking at a lot of voice control, and how—at least from a consumer perspective—the experience of interoperability is achieved through an Amazon Echo with Alexa, although the actual interoperability is happening in the cloud,” Russell said.

The report covered consumer expectations for interoperability, wireless networking protocols in the market, and application layer initiatives, which includes the Apple Home Kit and Samsung SmartThings platforms among others.

“What’s really surprising is how quickly the voice control platforms have become extremely important to consumers, considering that they’ve been around the shortest period of time, but now, they top the list of all platforms as far as those who are most important to consumers when they’re considering a purchase decision,” Russell said.

Twenty-eight percent of surveyed consumers that intend to buy a smart device in the next 12 months said it is very important—rating a six or a seven on a scale of seven—that their device works with Amazon’s Echo. Another 15 percent said that it’s important—rating a five out of seven—totaling 43 percent that value an Amazon Echo integration.

Similarly, 23 percent of those looking to buy a smart device soon said it’s very important for it to work with Google Home, and 14 percent called it important, meaning 37 total percent value this integration. 

Interoperability may not be as big an issue now as it could be in the future, according to Russell. “The vast majority of consumers still only own one device, and interoperability only really becomes an issue as you have more devices,” Russell said. “As they own more devices, it becomes more and more important to them.”

The report also covers how many surveyed respondents have adopted a single app to control their IoT devices. “Consumers, for the most part, are still using stand-alone apps to control their products,” Russell said. Thirty-six percent reported having apps for individual products, but no apps that control multiple products, he said. Another 25 percent said they can control some or all of their smart products through their security system app.

“Only 15 percent say that ‘I have one app that controls everything,’ and then another 10 percent say ‘I can control some or all of my products using a single app that is different than the app that controls my security system,’” Russell said. Fifteen percent were not sure.

Parks also recognized a growing trend of tech support issues related to interoperability—“In that sense, we would say that consumer expectations are not met,” Russell said.

Developments in technology at the chip level are a considerable factor for the IoT, according to Russell. “More and more things are done at the chip level, like dealing with data encryption and security, and that influences interoperability because that’s the beginning of all interoperability—the authentication of the device and the data and the users.”

The wireless networking protocols have also been very influential in interoperability, Russell said. “Certainly, we have big ecosystems built around Z-Wave and ZigBee and Bluetooth, and those kinds of protocols. So, not only is it the technology itself, but it’s the ecosystem of partners that have invested in that technology, so that all of their products are interoperable with one another.”


          UNZIP & ZIP FILES PRO v2.0.0 [Unlocked] [Latest]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This app allows you to extract zip files with easily. Supporting all versions of zip files and protected by a password. Important features: • File manager. • Compress and decompress quickly. • Create zip files with password. • AES encryption methods 128, 192, 256. • Various storage options. • Multi-search, search file by name, size and more. • Sorting methods by name, size, items, extension and last modified. • Open pdf, image, music and video files. Compatible with Android 7.0 and more. WHAT’S NEW Optimizations and improvements Compatible with Android 8.0 Updated libraries Bugs fixed This app has no advertisements Screenshots Downloads UNZIP & ZIP FILES PRO v2.0.0 / Mirror Older Version UNZIP & ZIP FILES PRO v1.5.2

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          กวีประชาไท: 'สม'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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หน้าด้าน ได้ดี เพราะมีนาย

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ประเทศ นี้ปาน เป็นป้อมค่าย 
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          'สวนสัตว์ดุสิต' ปิดสิ้น ส.ค.นี้ กระจายสัตว์ไป 6 สวนสัตว์ทั่วประเทศ รอสร้างที่ใหม่คลอง 6      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

'สวนสัตว์ดุสิต' ประกาศปิดสิ้น ส.ค.นี้ กระจายสัตว์ไป สวนสัตว์เปิดเขาเขียว สวนสัตว์เชียงใหม่ สวนสัตว์นครราชสีมา สวนสัตว์สงขลา สวนสัตว์อุบลราชธานี และสวนสัตว์ขอนแก่น ระหว่างสร้างที่ใหม่บริเวณคลอง 6 ต.รังสิต อ.ธัญบุรี จ.ปทุมธานี ซึ่งรัชกาลที่ 10 ทรงพระราชทานโฉนดที่ดิน จำนวน 300 ไร่

ภาพค่างห้าสี ที่เพจ “สวนสัตว์ดุสิต Dusit Zoo” โพสต์เมื่อ 20 ก.ค.ที่ผ่านมา

8 ส.ค.2561 วานนี้ เฟสบุ๊ก “สวนสัตว์ดุสิต Dusit Zoo” รายงานว่าจากกรณีมีผู้แชร์ข้อมูลผ่านสื่อสังคมออนไลน์ระบุว่า "สวนสัตว์ดุสิต" จะปิดตัวในสิ้นเดือนสิงหาคม 2561 ล่าสุด วันที่ 7 ส.ค.ที่ผ่านมา ฝ่ายประชาสัมพันธ์ สวนสัตว์ดุสิต ขอเรียนให้ทราบว่า ในส่วนของแผนการปิดและย้าย สวนสัตว์ดุสิตนั้น ทางหน่วยงานผู้รับผิดชอบได้เตรียมความพร้อมและดำเนินการตามแผนปฏิบัติงานมาโดยลำดับ ดังที่เคยเป็นข่าวปรากฎมาโดยตลอด

สำหรับพื้นที่แห่งใหม่ บริเวณคลอง 6 ต.รังสิต อ.ธัญบุรี จ.ปทุมธานี นับเป็นพระมหากรุณาธิคุณเป็นล้นพ้นอันหาที่สุดมิได้ต่อประชาชนชาวไทยและชาวองค์การสวนสัตว์ที่ สมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวมหาวชิราลงกรณ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร รัชกาลที่ 10 ทรงพระราชทานโฉนดที่ดิน จำนวน 300 ไร่ให้กับองค์การสวนสัตว์ เพื่อสร้างสวนสัตว์แห่งใหม่ จัดว่ามีขนาดใหญ่กว่าสวนสัตว์ดุสิตเดิมถึง 3 เท่า ทำให้สัตว์มีพื้นที่ที่อยู่อย่างสบาย มีอากาศที่ดี มีคุณภาพชีวิตที่ดีขึ้น ซึ่งขณะนี้มีบริษัทที่ปรึกษาเข้ามาสำรวจข้อมูลในด้านต่างๆ แล้วเพื่อให้สภาพแวดล้อมสวนสัตว์ใหม่ออกมาอย่างดีที่สุดถูกต้องตามหลักมาตรฐานสากล

เฟสบุ๊ก “สวนสัตว์ดุสิต Dusit Zoo” ระบุด้วยว่า ตามแผนปฏิบัติงาน ทางสวนสัตว์ดุสิตจะเปิดให้บริการจนถึงสิ้นเดือนสิงหาคม 2561 เพื่อทยอยดำเนินการเคลื่อนย้ายสัตว์ออกไปจัดแสดง ณ สวนสัตว์ต่าง ๆ ภายใต้การบริหารขององค์การสวนสัตว์ จำนวน 6 แห่งทั่วประเทศ ได้แก่ สวนสัตว์เปิดเขาเขียว สวนสัตว์เชียงใหม่ สวนสัตว์นครราชสีมา สวนสัตว์สงขลา สวนสัตว์อุบลราชธานี และสวนสัตว์ขอนแก่น โดยมีเจ้าหน้าที่ผู้เชี่ยวชาญคอยดูแลอย่างถูกต้องตามหลักวิชาการ

ในส่วนของประชาชนที่จะเดินทางมาเที่ยวชมสวนสัตว์ดุสิตในช่วงนี้ ทางสวนสัตว์ดุสิตได้เตรียมความพร้อมในการให้บริการต่างๆไว้แล้ว โดยขอความร่วมมือจากประชาชนทุกท่านด้วยว่า ให้เข้าชมด้วยความเป็นระเบียบเรียบร้อย

เฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ 'สารคดี เปิดโลกกว้าง' โพสต์ข้อความระบุว่า วันนี้พาลูกๆไปเที่ยวครั้งสุดท้าย ถามเจ้าหน้าที่ ว่าปิดเมื่อไหร่ ย้ายไปไหน เจ้าหน้าที่ตอบไป ร้องไห้ไป ว่าสิ้นเดือนนี้ โครงการธัญบุรีคลอง 6 ยังไม่เริ่มสร้างเลย คาดว่าอย่างเร็วอีก 5 ปี ส่วนสัตว์ต่างๆ ในเขาดิน ก็กระจายไปสวนสัตว์ที่เหลืออยู่ทั่วไทย 7 แห่ง

 

ขณะที่เมื่อ เม.ย.ที่ผ่านมา เวิร์คพอยด์นิวส์ เพิ่งรายงานว่า สวนสัตว์ดุสิตตั้งอยู่ในเขตพระราชฐานด้วย ทางองค์การสวนสัตว์แห่งประเทศไทยจึงมีแผนจะย้ายสวนสัตว์เขาดินไปตั้งบริเวณคลอง 6 ธัญบุรี (ที่ดินพระราชทาน) คาดว่าจะย้ายได้อย่างเร็วที่สุดประมาณปี 2562 

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ของ สวนสัตว์ดุสิต จากเว็บไซต์ dusit.zoothailand.org

สวนสัตว์ดุสิต แต่เดิมเรียก สวนดุสิตหรือ เขาดินวนา พระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัวรัชกาลที่ 5 ทรงพระกรุณาโปรดเกล้าฯ ให้สร้างขึ้นตั้งแต่ปี พ.ศ.2435 หลังจากที่พระองค์ได้ทอดพระเนตรกิจการสวนพฤกษชาติของต่างประเทศและพบว่าสวนพฤกษชาติเป็นสถานที่ที่ให้ความรู้ความเพลิดเพลิน และเป็นที่พักผ่อนหย่อนใจของประชาชน จึงมีพระราชดำริให้จัดสร้างขึ้นในประเทศไทยบ้าง โดยโปรดเกล้าฯ ให้สร้างขึ้นในพื้นที่ราบทางด้านทิศตะวันออกติดคลองเปรมประชากร (ถนนพระราม 5) ด้วยการขุดสระน้ำใหญ่ ประกอบคูคลองระบายน้ำ และถนน แล้วนำดินขึ้นมาเป็นเนินเขา เรียกว่า เขาดิน และรอบๆเขาดินนั้น ทรงโปรดเกล้าฯ ให้ปลูกลงพรรณไม้นานาชนิด สร้างขึ้นเป็นสวนพฤกษชาติ สำหรับส่วนพระองค์ เรียกว่า วนา รวมอาณาเขตส่วนนี้ทรงโปรดเรียกว่า เขาดินวนา โดยในขั้นต้นพระองค์ให้สร้างขึ้นสำหรับ เป็นที่ประพาส ทรงพระเกษมสำราญส่วนพระองค์ และข้าราชบริภารฝ่ายในก่อน ดังนั้น สวนดุสิต หรือ เขาดินวนา จึงเป็นส่วนหนึ่งในเขตพระราชฐานพระราชวังดุสิต ต่อมา ในรัชสมัยพระบาทสมเด็จพระปกเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว รัชกาลที่ 7 ทรงมีพระราชดำริที่จะทำนุบำรุงสวนแห่งนี้ให้กว้างขวาง และดีกว่าที่เป็นอยู่ และเปิดให้ประชาชนมาเที่ยวพักผ่อนหย่อนใจด้วย

ภายหลังจากการเปลี่ยนแปลงการปกครอง พ.ศ.2575 แล้ว คณะรัฐบาลจอมพล ป. พิบูลสงคราม จึงได้กราบบังคมทูลขอพระราชทานสวนดุสิต ให้ดำเนินการจัดทำเป็นสวนสาธารณะ และเป็นที่พักผ่อน หย่อนใจของประชาชน ในเวลานั้นพระองค์เจ้าทิพอาภาเป็นผู้สำเร็จราชการแทนพระองค์ได้พระราชทานอนุมัติในนามของ พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวอานันทมหิดลรัชกาลที่ 8 ให้เทศบาลนครกรุงเทพรับบริเวณสวนดุสิต หรือ เขาดินวนา สนามเสือป่า และสวนอัมพร มาจัดเป็นสวนสาธารณะได้

จากนั้นทางเทศบาลนครกรุงเทพ ได้จัดการย้ายกวางดาว และสัตว์ชนิดต่างๆ มาจากสวนอัมพร และ ย้ายสัตว์บางชนิด เช่น จระเข้ ลิง จากสวนสราญรมย์ มาไว้ที่เขาดินวนา และได้ขอให้ทางสำนักพระราชวัง ส่งช้างหลวงมาให้ประชาชนได้ชมในวันอาทิตย์ และเมื่อปรับปรุงสิ่งก่อสร้างต่างๆ เรียบร้อยแล้วทางเทศบาล นครกรุงเทพจึงเปิดสวนดุสิตให้ประชาชนเที่ยวชม และพักผ่อนหย่อนใจได้เมื่อวันที่ 18 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2481 และให้เรียกสวนดุสิตนี้ว่า สวนสัตว์ดุสิต ซึ่งถือได้ว่าเป็นสวนสัตว์แห่งแรกในประเทศไทย

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"...คนจำนวนมากอยู่ในสภาวะที่แทบจะประคองตัวได้ยากในขณะที่ความมั่งคั่งกระจุกอยู่กับคนกลุ่มเล็กๆ ... และสิ่งนี้มันกำลังเกิดขึ้นกับประเทศไทย" กุลลดา เกษบุญชู-มี้ด

ในการอภิปราย "ความท้าทายที่เสรีนิยมใหม่คิดไม่ถึงกับโลกหลังศตวรรษที่ 21 ในมุมมองเศรษฐศาสตร์ รัฐศาสตร์ และประวัติศาสตร์" รองศาสตราจารย์ ดร.กุลลดา เกษบุญชู-มี้ด คณะรัฐศาสตร์ จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย กล่าวถึงแนวคิดเสรีนิยมใหม่ หรือ Neoliberalism ที่เป็นเหรียญอีกด้านหนึ่งของโลกาภิวัตน์ (ชมคลิปเต็ม)

"อยากจะบอกนิดหนึ่งว่า ตอนที่ดิฉันศึกษามีเพื่อนอเมริกันที่ทำงานกระทรวงการต่างประเทศด้วย ก็คุยกัน ก็พูดถึงคำว่า Neo-Liberalism เขาก็ถามว่า "อะไรนะ? กุลลดา" มันเป็นความคิดที่ไม่ได้แพร่หลายทั่วไป แทนที่เราจะแพร่หลายความคิดเรื่องเสรีนิยมใหม่ สิ่งที่คนรับรู้กันทั่วไปคือคำว่าโลกาภิวัตน์"

"แต่คำว่า 'โลกาภิวัตน์' กับ 'เสรีนิยมใหม่' มันเป็น 2 ด้านของเหรียญ มันเป็นแนวคิดที่ไม่ได้แพร่หลาย จนกระทั่งมันออกฤทธิ์กับเศรษฐกิจอเมริกันในปี 2008"

"ก่อนจะถึงวิกฤตเศรษฐกิจปี 2008 สิ่งที่เกิดขึ้นก็คือ มันมีกระบวนการที่ทำให้รายได้ของแรงงาน โดยเฉพาะแรงงานอเมริกันลดน้อยลงไปหรือคงที่ ไม่เพิ่ม นั่นคือมันเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ Maximization of profit (การแสวงหากำไรสูงสุด) ของลัทธิเสรีนิยมใหม่"

"ทุนจะได้กำไรสูงสุดต้องทำอย่างไร ก็ต้องกดแรงงาน สิ่งที่เกิดขึ้นคือแรงงานไม่ได้เป็นไปตามระบบของเคนเซียน อีกต่อไปแล้ว"

"แรงงาน คนอเมริกัน ถ้าเผื่อจะเลี้ยงตัวให้ได้ดี ก็จะต้องมีอย่างน้อย 2 งานถึงจะพออยู่ได้ การจะซื้อบ้านลืมไปเลย"

"แต่ทุนการเงินก็ยังส่งเสริมให้คนซื้อบ้าน ทั้งๆ ที่ตัวเองก็เรียกว่าจะเลี้ยงชีพไปวันๆ ก็ไม่ได้แล้ว ก็มันก็เลยเกิดบูมของเงินทุน การผลิตไม่ได้ผลิตตามความต้องการ แต่ผลิตขึ้นมาเพื่อให้คนต้องบริโภค ทีนี้รายได้ต่ำลงจะทำอย่างไร เลยต้องสร้างระบบเครดิต"

"ก่อนเกิดวิกฤตปี 2008 เลยมีการขยายตัวของบัตรเครดิต แต่ก่อนนี้ทำงานเป็นอาจารย์ บริษัทเครดิตไม่สนใจ มาถึงยุคนี้ ดิฉันจำได้ว่า บริษัทบัตรเครดิตทั้งหลายส่งจดหมายมาเชิญเป็นสมาชิกบัตรเครดิต บัตรเครดิตนั้นเครดิตนี้ ธรรมดาไม่พอก็ต้องอัพเพิ่มคลาสขึ้นมา มี privilege card มีสีเงินสีทองขึ้นมา ส่งเสริมให้คนเป็นหนี้ แล้วส่งเสริมให้คนซื้อบ้าน ทั้งๆ ที่ตัวเองก็ไม่ค่อยมีเงิน"

"มันก็เป็นกิจกรรมทางเศรษฐกิจของทุนการเงินที่จะหากำไร ในที่สุดก็ไปให้กู้กับคนที่ไม่มีรายได้จะจ่ายพอก็เลยเกิด clash ในปี 2008 เป็นที่มาของวิกฤตเศรษฐกิจ คนถึงเริ่มตระหนักถึงคำว่า Neoliberalism (เสรีนิยมใหม่) และปัญหาที่เกิดขึ้นกับ Neoliberalism"

"เพราะฉะนั้นอยากจะสรุปว่าเราอยู่กับ Neoliberalism และ Neoliberalism เป็นสิ่งที่อาจารย์ผาสุก พงษ์ไพจิตร ศึกษาคือที่มาของความไม่เท่าเทียมทางสังคม คนจำนวนมากอยู่ในสภาวะที่แทบจะประคองตัวได้ยากในขณะที่ความมั่งคั่งกระจุกอยู่กับคนกลุ่มเล็กๆ และสิ่งนี้มันกำลังเกิดขึ้นกับประเทศไทย"

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          เปิดคลิปดูได้ 'TNN24' ยันไม่รายงานเกินจริง ผู้สื่อข่าวยืนรายงานในแม่น้ำเพชรบุรี เพื่อวัดระดับน้ำ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

หลังโซเชียลฯ และเพจ คสช. แคปหน้าจอเอาภาพผู้สื่อข่าว TNN24 ยืนรายงานในแม่น้ำเพชรบุรี ไปวิจารณ์ว่า 'รายงานเกินจริง-สร้างความตื่นตระหนก' ด้าน TNN24 งัดคลิปแจงผู้สื่อข่าวยืนเพื่อวัดระดับน้ำ ยันไม่มีข้อความหรือประโยคใดที่บ่งบอกว่าเป็นการรายงานเกินจริง

8 ส.ค.2561 กรณีผู้สื่อข่าวจากสถานีโทรทัศน์ทีเอ็นเอ็น 24 (TNN24) รายงานข่าวสถานการณ์น้ำที่ จ.เพชรบุรี โดยยืนรายงานในแม่น้ำเพชรบุรี เพื่อวัดระดับน้ำนั้น จนโซเชียลมีเดีย เช่น เฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ 'บางตะบูนมหานคร' บันทึกภาพการรายงานข่าวดังกล่าว พร้อมเรียกร้องว่า อย่านำเสนอภาพข่าวน้ำท่วมเกินจริง เพราะสร้างความตื่นตระหนกให้ประชาชนหวาดกลัวน้ำท่วมเกินจริง จนมีผู้วิพากษ์วิจารณ์การรายงานข่าวของ TNN24 รวมทั้ง เฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ 'กองอำนวยการรักษาความสงบเรียบร้อย' ของ คสช. นำภาพดังกล่าวมาเพื่อวิจารณ์การทำงานของสื่อด้วย แต่ล่าสุด 18.00 น. วันนี้ (8 ส.ค.61) เพจของ คสช. ได้ลบโพสต์แล้ว

โพสต์ของเพจ 'กองอำนวยการรักษาความสงบเรียบร้อย' ก่อนโพสต์ดังกล่าวไม่สามารถเข้าถึงได้แล้ว

หลังกระแสวิจารณ์ดังกล่าว เพจ 'TNN24' ได้โพสต์ชี้แจงด้วยว่า การที่ผู้สื่อข่าวลงไปยืนรายงานในแม่น้ำเพชรบุรี เพื่อวัดระดับน้ำ ให้เห็นว่าน้ำเริ่มไหลมาและเพิ่มระดับ ในบทผู้สื่อข่าวอธิบายว่า จาก 1 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมาที่ น้ำยังแห้งอยู่ แต่ขณะนี้ระดับน้ำเพิ่มขึ้นเกือบ 5 เซนติเมตร และเริ่มไหลเชี่ยว เพื่อให้ประชาชนเห็นภาพระดับน้ำที่เพิ่มขึ้น และได้สัมภาษณ์ประชาชน ที่เฝ้าสังเกตุระดับน้ำเพื่อบอกว่าต้องเฝ้าระวังระดับน้ำอย่างไร โดยประชาชนระบุว่า ตอนเช้ายังไม่มีน้ำยังเดินได้ แต่ตอนบ่ายโมงน้ำเพิ่มขึ้น ก็มีความกังวลว่าน้ำจะเข้าท่วมหมู่บ้านและรีสอร์ท

"จากเนื้อหาการนำเสนอไม่มีข้อความหรือประโยคใดที่บ่งบอกว่าเป็นการรายงานเกินจริง และไม่ข้อความใดที่เป็นการสร้างความตื่นตระหนก แต่ต้องการนำเสนอให้เห็นระดับน้ำที่เริ่มเพิ่มขึ้นเพื่อให้ประชาชนได้เตรียมตัวหากได้ชมคลิปทั้งหมดจะเห็นว่าไม่มีข้อมูลใดที่รายงานเกินความเป็นจริง" เพจ 'TNN24' ชี้แจง

ผู้สื่อข่าวรายงานเพิ่มเติมว่า หากไม่ดูเพียงภาพที่ถูกบันทึกมาวิจารณ์ แต่ดูที่วิดีโอรายงานข่าวจะเห็นคำอธิบายของผู้สื่อข่าวที่ลงไปยืนรายงานในแม่น้ำเพชรบุรีเพื่อเทียบความเปลี่ยนแปลงของระดับน้ำจริงอย่างที่ เพจ 'TNN24' ชี้แจง

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          SAML Authenticator Web 8.5 with ADFS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This post continues the setup of Single Sign-On for Web 8.5 with ADFS presented in an earlier blog post.

This SAML Authenticator is a .NET HTTP Module that is configured to intercept all requests going into the SDL Web website (the CME) and do the following:
  • if request is post-back from ADFS
    • decrypt SAML token
    • extract user name
    • set cookie with user name
  • else
    • if cookie exists
      • extract user name from cookie
      • set user name in request SSO header
    • else
      • redirect browser to ADFS form-login
The cookie is encrypted, in order to prevent the user name from being spoofed.

In more detail, the code is as follows:

public void BeginRequest()
{
string user = GetUserData();
if (user == null)
{
Request.Headers.Remove(Configuration.HeaderUser);
}
else
{
Request.Headers[Configuration.HeaderUser] = user;
}
}

The method executes when a request is intercepted. The configuration HeaderUser is the name of the SSO header that the SDL Web SsoAgentHttpModule is expecting to be set, in order to impersonate that user.

The method GetUserData:

private string GetUserData()
{
string result = null;
SamlResponse samlResponse;

if ((samlResponse = new SamlResponse()).IsValid)
{
UserData user = samlResponse.ExtractUser();

if (user == null)
{
new SamlRequest().ForceLogin();
}
else
{
Response.SetCookie(new HttpCookie(Configuration.CookieName, Util.RsaEncrypt(user.UserId)));

if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(user.OriginalUrl))
{
result = user.UserId;
}
else
{
Response.Redirect(user.OriginalUrl);
}
}
}
else
{
HttpCookie cookie = Request.Cookies[Configuration.CookieName];

if (cookie == null)
{
new SamlRequest().ForceLogin();
}
else
{
result = Util.RsaDecrypt(cookie.Value);
if (result == null)
{
new SamlRequest().ForceLogin();
}
}
}

return result;
}

The classes SamlRequest and SamlResponse handle the request redirect to ADFS login, and response token handling respectively.

SamleResponse.ExtractUser method is presented below:

public UserData ExtractUser()
{
UserData user = new UserData();

AdfsClient adfsClient = new AdfsClient();
Saml2SecurityToken token = adfsClient.DecryptSaml2Token(SamlResponseXml);
IPrincipal principal = adfsClient.GetPrincipal(token);

ExtractClaims(principal, user);

return user;
}

The code above makes use of the custom AdfsClient class, which handles communication and token handling with the ADFS server.

The code first decodes the SAML encrypted XML and converts the string representation of the token into a .NET System.IdentityModel.Tokens.Sam2SecurityToken object.

public Saml2SecurityToken DecryptSaml2Token(string tokenXml)
{
using (StringReader stringReader = new StringReader(tokenXml))
using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(stringReader))
{
reader.ReadToFollowing("EncryptedAssertion", SAML2_ASSERTION);
return (Saml2SecurityToken)SecurityTokenHandlers.ReadToken(reader);
}
}

public ClaimsPrincipal GetPrincipal(SecurityToken decryptedToken)
{
ReadOnlyCollection<ClaimsIdentity> identities = SecurityTokenHandlers.ValidateToken(decryptedToken);
return new ClaimsPrincipal(identities[0]);
}

The latter method, GetPrincipal, validates the decrypted token and by doing so, it creates a collection of ClaimsIdentity objects contained in that token. We then return a new ClaimsPrincipal instance based on the first identity in the token.

Lastly, the SamlRequest.ForgeLogin method simply outputs an HTML document that automatically performs a JavaScript POST to the ADFS passive-authentication login-form. It also passes in the Relying Party identifier for this application (without such an identifier, the ADFS won't show the for-login screen).

We must also configure the HTTP Module in file web.config of the SDL Web website, located in folder [SDLWebHome]\web.



          Finally, People Are Talking About Climate Change. But Is It Too Late?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
by Katie Herzog

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Something strange is happening in America right now: People are talking about climate change.

Before The Stranger saved and then quickly crushed my body, mind, and spirit, I worked for Grist, the Seattle-based online magazine with a focus on climate change. (Apropos of nothing, Grist unceremoniously booted me and four out of five of the staff writers a few days after Donald Trump took office, but I'm not bitter. Really. The office was always freezing and it's going to get creamed when the earthquake comes.) While I was at Grist, what I noticed through writing about climate change five days a week, was that no one gave a shit. We had a dedicated audience of 6 to 10 commentors (everyone's favorite was a gay man in New York who primarily used the comment section to hit on a very cute young intern named Sam), but for the most part, people just didn't care. Nothing makes someone's eyes glaze over faster than the word's "climate change."

It's kind of wild how little people are paying attention: climate change is leading to huge increases in human suffering as parts of the world dry up and others flood, burn, and blister. The repercussions of this man-made phenomenon are genuinely terrifying, and not just for tree-huggers and nature-lovers. There's some evidence, for instance, that the conflict in Syria was in part sparked by climate change-connected drought and subsequent food shortages, which then led to the migrant crisis currently embroiling Europe... which, in turn, led to a resurgence of white nationalism and xenophobia in places like Italy, France, and the UK. Climate change touches everything, and yet, we really don't talk about it much. Broadcast news organizations ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox had a combined total of 50 minutes of climate change coverage in 2016. That's less than the Jolie-Pitt breakup. The world is burning, and we're over here freaking out about celebrity divorce.

In recent weeks, however, there's been a noticeable uptick in climate change news, inspired, I'm guessing, by the catastrophic wildfires currently burning through California. Climate change is easy to ignore until a wildfire threatens to destroy your neighborhood. Here's how Google has tracked in the term over the past 30 days.

In the midst of these disasters, NPR has been discussing climate change every day, and the networks and cable changes have at least mentioned the words. Even Jimmy Kimmel talked about it on his show Tuesday night, with a message that was designed to reach the heart of one Donald J. Trump:

But will an uptick in coverage have any affect on public policy? And is there still time to correct this collision course? According to a report released this week by a international team of climate scientists, we're reaching the "too-little-too-late" stage of ecological collapse. The paper portrays a potential future of dead forests, rapid sea level rise, and storms that make Sandy, Maria, and Katrina look minor if we don't transition to a carbon-neutral economy yesterday. It does not look good.

The media immediately jumped on the study, issuing dire headlines about the end of mankind, but the paper's author took issue with this sort of coverage. She pointed out on Twitter that people probably weren't reading the study if their takeaway from it was that it's too late. The truth, according to the researchers, is that it's not too late—at least, if we actually take action on fossil fuels now, not later. Of course, Donald Trump is the kind of man who thinks wind turbines are ugly and diesel exhaust smells like money, so under this administration and with Republicans in control of Congress, the hope of any sort of progressive action on climate change is smaller than none. Still, there's an election coming in a mere 90 days. If we're going to get leaders in office who are willing to help up save ourselves, now may very well be our last chance to do it. There's no excuse this time; each and everyone of us who is concerned about the fate of the planet—and our species—must vote.

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          Required Viewing & ICYMI: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Speech at Netroots Nation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
by Dan Savage

I'm with her.

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          Video: Doug's Constitution Class, Lesson 1, Part 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Douglas V. Gibbs

Corona Class meets each Tuesday Night.




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          Assuring Data Security      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Even after you’ve hardened your operating system, firewalled every connection, and implemented every intrusion prevention strategy available, they may all fail if you don’t lock the door to the server room or encrypt your data. When protecting your h
          Re: ⚒ Syscoin - LIVE Decentralized Marketplace, Encrypted Messaging, Escrow & more ☍      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Community Weekly Update #Syscoin 12
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          Rita Moreno and Animal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


In 1976, Rita Moreno had already won an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. She won her first Emmy for a performance that year on The Muppet Show in which she sang "Fever" with Animal accompanying on the drums. She remembers the recording session in detail.
And when I watch myself—’cause I’m usually so critical—but when I watch myself, I just laugh at me. What I love about it is that my character’s trying so hard to be sexy and sultry. And this horrible creature in back of me is acting up. [Laughter] See? I can’t stop laughing. It tickles me to death.
Read Moreno's recollection of the sequence at The New Yorker. (via Metafilter)
          How Do You Help a Grieving Friend?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


It's human nature to want to help the people you love by fixing their problems, or at least helping alleviate the situation in some way. When someone is going through the grieving process, you can't fix the problem. You can't take away the pain, and most of the time, you can't even share it. Cheering someone up only puts a band-aid on the underlying hurt. But you can be there for them, and that's important. There's more from Megan Devine about grief and how to handle it here. (Thanks, Maika!)
          Master PDF Editor 5.1.00 Multilingual      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Master PDF Editor 5.1.00 Multilingual File Size: 29.5 MB Master PDF Editor is straightforward, easy to use application for working with PDF documents equipped with powerful multi-purpose functionality. With Master PDF Editor you can easily view, create and modify PDF documents. The application enables you to merge several files into one, split a source document into multiple documents, and also to comment, sign and encrypt PDF files.
          Se somete a tratamiento para cejas por error      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Chris Agustin se sometió a una depilación de cejas por error y el antes y después fue compartido en las redes por su prima.

De acuerdo con la publicación de Mary Lorraine en Facebook, el chico la acompañó y eligió, sin saber de qué se trataba, un tratamiento de depilación de cejas.

El divertido resultado, como se observa en las imágenes compartidas por Lorraine, son las cejas del chico en un estilo muy femenino.

“Uno de los empleados le dijo: ¿Quieren hacerte el depilado? No sabía de qué se trataba y simplemente estuvo de acuerdo, pero le dijo al personal... Está bien, pero el de hombre”, bromea la chica en su publicación.

“¿Qué le hicieron a mis cejas?”, se le escucha decir a Agustin en uno de los videos compartidos por su prima.

DA.

Más información en El Siglo de Torreón


          VIRAL: Hombre con vestido se vuelve sensación por divertida razón      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Este hombre parado en una calle de Mont Belvieu, en Texas, llamó la atención no sólo porque tenía puesto un vestido, sino por la razón por lo que lo traía.

“No hace falta que me den dinero. Sólo soy malo en el fútbol de fantasía”, leía el letrero que sostenía.

Según la agencia UPI, el hombre, cuya imagen se hizo viral en las redes, participó en un juego con sus compañeros relacionado con su ‘liga ideal’ o ‘de fantasía’ de la NFL, es decir, de fútbol americano.

Este hombre quedó en último lugar y su ‘castigo’ fue ponerse el vestido. El momento fue captado en imágenes por sus amigos y compartido en Facebook por ellos mismos.

DA.

Más información en El Siglo de Torreón


          Avistamiento de cocodrilo resultó ser otra cosa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El departamento de policía de New Braunfels, en Texas, acudió a las redes sociales para aclarar de qué se trataba realmente el ‘cocodrilo’ que los ciudadanos reportaban haber visto en las aguas de los ríos Comal y Guadalupe.

Resulta que era una cabeza mecánica que se movía a control remoto, explican en su publicación de Facebook, calificando lo sucedido como una ‘broma no intencional’.

“Se utilizó una cabeza de cocodrilo con control remoto para crear fotos y videos que posiblemente haya visto en Facebook y otros sitios de redes sociales ", dijo el departamento policiaco.

DA.

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          Oligarchy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I knew that D.C. was corrupt, but I was unaware just how bad it actually is.  Elect someone new to Congress or the Senate?  They can't represent the people who elected them because they have no power.  That is in the hands of the Power Elite, and through them the staffers and the lobbyists.  And if they don't toe the line, the RNC and DNC will do everything in their power to make sure that they don't get re-elected.  We don't have a Representative Republic, we have descended to an Oligarchy.  Watch all four parts of The Swamp.  If that doesn't piss you off, nothing will.  And note that the only members of Congress that agreed to be part of this documentary series are Republican House members - no Democrats, no Senators.

Part 1:



Part 2:



Part 3:



Part 4:



Torches, pitchforks, tar and feathers anyone?
          Centra embraces transformation, improves patient care with Office 365 intelligent business tools      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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

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

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

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

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

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

The post Centra embraces transformation, improves patient care with Office 365 intelligent business tools appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.


          Dungeons & Dragons discussion on the Late Show [video]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Yes, this really happened...in depth D&D discussion on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert


          Blue & Gray: Cemetery Hill Replay [video]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


          Interview with Sal Vasta [video]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Game designer of Armistice! to be published by GMT Games


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          el humorista george carlin habla del aborto y de los pro-vida ( sólo en ee.uu.?)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Religion is Bullshit es el clásico monólogo sobre la religión de George Carlin, uno de los más importantes cómicos stand-up norteamericanos de todos los tiempos y fallecido hace poco más de 10 años.
          redes sociales : "intentaba siempre estar feliz todo el día ..."      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Las redes sociales y contacto emocional


Una noticia reciente en televisión mencionaba que ha habido un aumento de ideas suicidas en jóvenes y adolescentes. Entrevistaban a una trabajadora de un centro de atención telefónica y apoyo psicológico para jóvenes y adolescentes. Con cierta emoción, destacaba el sentimiento de soledad tan profundo que sentían los adolescentes que llamaban: los jóvenes que llamaban decían que no podían hablar con nadie, no tenían a quien contarle sus problemas y eso les hundía en una depresión profunda.

La noticia daba a entender que el sentimiento de soledad entre los jóvenes había aumentado y que por eso aumentaban las llamadas a este tipo de números de atención.

En seguida pensé en la posibilidad (sería solo una hipótesis) de que las nuevas formas de relacionarse entre jóvenes y adolescentes, tan mediadas por las redes sociales, ejercieran un efecto de aislamiento emocional,por el cual perdían los lazos más directos en los que se puede confiar para contar nuestros sentimientos, y como se suele decir, “abrirse”.

Recordé entonces otro vídeo en el que que Risto Mejide entrevista a El Rubius, un Youtuber de éxito. El momento cumbre de la entrevista es cuando el Rubius llora mientras recuerda detalles de su vida personal reciente. Por lo visto, la fama implicaba el acoso de los fans y una mayor dificultad para tener contactos o relaciones más íntimas. Paradójicamente, es ese momento de intimidad televisada lo que le permite abrirse emocionalmente: “no he hablado de esto con nadie”, “nunca me he abierto a nadie”.

Un Youtuber es un buen ejemplo de un usuario intensivo de redes sociales, es alguien que comparte su imagen y sus experiencias en la red, y rentabiliza esa atención de algún modo. Al igual que el Rubius -pero a otra escala- cuando nos mostramos e interactuamos en las redes sociales entramos en un juego de representaciones, de interacciones mediadas por representaciones abstractas de quienes somos.

En este sentido, las redes sociales dan la posibilidad de conectar con realidades estimulantes, aprender y conectar con gente interesante, ser creativos, explorar nuevas formas de ser, iniciar proyectos, etc. Pero lo cierto es que también dejan poco espacio para “llorarle a un amigo”, para contarle tus sentimientos, o simplemente despotricar en confianza sobre problemas personales, profesionales, amorosos o del tipo que sean.

Todo lo que no huela a triunfo, a contacto fresco y desenfadado, a brillantez del momento, a ilusión y a auto-seguridad no cuadra bien en el contexto de las redes sociales y la marca personal. Por eso tiene que ser ocultado o maquillado.

Algunas personas prueban a “llorarle” un poco a sus seguidores o “amigos”, quejándose públicamente de un problema personal o criticando en general aspectos de la sociedad. Eventualmente pueden recibir algunas palabras de apoyo, pero por lo general es un apoyo superficial (virtual…), que se enmarca en un contexto de representaciones espectaculares. Por su parte, los foros de apoyo permiten un mayor soporte emocional, pero que se recibe y procesa a nivel intelectual. Carecen de la “contención” emocional directa que puede proveer un grupo de apoyo o de buenos amigos.

En definitiva, lo digital amplifica la cantidad de informaciones que podemos crear y recibir, a costa de limitar la profundidad del contacto emocional. La “textura” de la relación emocional se filtra en la binaridad de la interacción digital.

En el test proyectivo de Rorschard hay algunas láminas en las que se espera que la persona vea “textura”, como pelo, arrugas, piel o algo similar. Eso se considera un signo de empatía y capacidad conectar emocionalmente con otros. La textura es una proyección visual de la experiencia de contacto emocional.

Los que aplican este test prefieren las láminas impresas que las imágenes digitales, porque la textura y otras proyecciones son más fáciles de ver en el cartón que en una pantalla. Lo digital anula el matiz infinitesimal del formato analógico. O como dicen algunos fotógrafos, “no permite ver el grano”.

No es una cuestión solo visual, en sentido figurado las interacciones virtuales también carecen de esa textura. Solo es posible comunicar aquello que puede ser traducido en información. La comunicación digital está mediada por la representación abstracta (en lenguaje e imágenes) de nuestros pensamientos y sentimientos.

Las mediaciones tecnológicas y culturales también están presentes en la interacción directa (el lenguaje, la ropa, etc.), pero en ellas resulta imposible ocultar la vulnerabilidad del cuerpo con el que interactuamos:los poros de la piel, granos e imperfecciones, el pelo, las arrugas, el olor, la mirada… todo cobra textura y nos damos cuenta -aunque sea inconscientemente- de que el otro también es un cuerpo expuesto al paso del tiempo, del dolor y la muerte.

En las redes tendemos a representarnos como alguien deseable, atractivo, inteligente… siempre apunto para el chiste, la ocurrencia o la brillantez. Y admiramos estos chispazos en otros como si fueran el culmen de la socialidad. Abrazar las redes sociales desde un posicionamiento acrítico implica incorporar las lógicas del espectáculo en nuestras relaciones sociales. Si con los medios de masas el espectáculo servía para legitimar culturalmente el orden social, con los “medios sociales” el espectáculo se convierte en sustituto del mismo sustrato de lo social.

Sin embargo, las más de las veces nuestras vidas están atravesadas por conflictos interpersonales, situaciones de opresión, entornos sociales hostiles, violencia estructural, frustraciones personales, etc. Esa parte de nosotros que sufre las tensiones y limitaciones de la vida es de la que realmente emergen las necesidades de contacto y de relación social. Eso es lo que nos define como seres humanos (o como sujetos conscientes, para ser más amplios) y también lo que nos aporta la potencia crítica para convertirnos en agentes de cambio social.

          pedagogía del opresor: la persecusión a boudou      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Una condena decidida más allá de la justicia
Los métodos no importan
Llegó la condena anunciada, a pesar de que en el juicio no se pudo probar que Vanderbroele fuese el testaferro de Boudou (ni siquiera se conocían). Ni de dónde vino el dinero ni quién se encargó del management. La frutilla: la prisión del ex vicepresidente, contra todos los antecedentes del Tribunal.

La condena por Ciccone se produce al final de un juicio en el que curiosamente se comprobó todo lo que siempre dijo Amado Boudou, empezando por el hecho fundacional: Alejandro Vandenbroele no era su testaferro. Ni siquiera se conocían. En el juicio, Vandenbroele, aun comprado por el gobierno, dijo que nunca habló con Boudou y que sólo lo vio dos veces de lejos, en reuniones con mucha gente.

También se comprobó que Ciccone no era de Boudou, ni The Old Fund era de Boudou. Lo más sólido de lo que se ventiló alrededor del caso es que el dinero de The Old Fund provino del empresario y financista Raúl Moneta. Y que el management de la Ciccone recuperada estuvo a cargo de Jorge Brito, del Banco Macro. No se aportó ni una prueba de que Brito podría ser el testaferro de Boudou. Su relación es lejana.

No hay texto alternativo automático disponible.

Cuando el Estado nacionalizó Ciccone hubo un sólo reclamo de indemnización: el que realizó Raúl Moneta. Prueba de que él puso el dinero.

Finalmente, lo más grotesco: el Tribunal Oral Número 4 nunca manda a prisión a quienes condena. Respeta el derecho a apelar a Casación, para que la condena tenga lo que llaman el doble-conforme, requerido por los organismos internacionales. Ni Boudou ni Núñez Carmona tienen condena firme. En este caso no cumplieron con esa tradición, dos de los tres jueces los mandaron presos. ¿Por qué? Según le explicaron desde Tribunales a la periodista Irina Hauser, “porque los tiempos cambiaron”.

No deben leerse estos casos como hechos aislados. Deben leerse en el marco de la ofensiva judicial-política-mediática que se vive a nivel continental. Es el establishment usando a la justicia para que no vuelva lo que ellos llaman “el populismo”. El emblema es Lula, preso en Brasil. El objetivo es claro: hay que impedir que vuelva a la presidencia.

Los métodos no importan.



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          New Partnership Designed to Securely Track Precious Metal Trades      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
vNew Partnership Will Track Precious Metals Using Blockchain Technology

Financial technology firm Paxos has formed a partnership with INTL FCStone Inc’s precious metals division. The department will now be using Paxos Confirmation Service — a tool built specifically for the precious metals arena — to instantly automate daily trade confirmations and reduce human error.

Paxos seeks to unlock capital and create value with products that eliminate trade risk, while INTL FCStone provides market intelligence, post-trade services and financial services execution throughout the global financial market. The company boasts over 20,000 customers in approximately 130 different countries and is headquartered in New York City.

Chad Cascarilla is the CEO and co-founder of Paxos. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, he said that the precious metals industry is prone to many of the same issues one finds with traditional banking institutions.

“Many of the processes that the precious metals industry uses today to confirm and settle trades are manual and prone to human error,” he explained. “Today, confirmations, metal transfer instructions and wire instructions are sent via email, which is notoriously bad for information security. Email is rarely encrypted, and a simple keystroke error can cause an email to be sent to the wrong recipients, so information is very vulnerable.”

He further stated that the timeframe in which precious metals move or transfer is usually not quick enough. Thus, they’re often at risk of getting lost or falling into the wrong hands:

“Imagine buying something online when the seller uses eBay to negotiate a price and ship the products, but the buyer wants to pay on Venmo. When using different systems, there is no guarantee that the goods and payment will occur between the same parties and within the expected period. Now, imagine this situation for a $50 million trade for gold. This simple conundrum of ‘who pays first and who bears risk’ is a big issue for the precious metals industry.”

Using the Paxos system, INTL FCStone can match trade economics within seconds, thus eliminating several manual tasks and improving operational precision. Trades are quickly captured, and if issues ever arise, they are quickly identified and resolved.

While Paxos is known for its expertise in the blockchain arena, Seth M. Phillips, executive director of Bankchain Precious Metals, explained that blockchain technology is not what’s behind the company’s confirmation service.

“This is the first stage in a broader post-trade platform that Paxos has build for the precious metals space, and latter stages will utilize blockchain,” he said.

“This service is for confirming trades; we will be releasing products in the future that will help with further steps of post-trade processes, including settlement via blockchain.”

Cascarilla further believes Paxos’ technology will be developed to the point that it can be applied to virtually every financial space.

“Our mission is to move any asset, anywhere, in a trusted way,” he said. “We already work with many financial institutions and banks who use our solutions for crypto assets, and this is our first foray into precious metals. We have many more solutions in development for other asset classes including commodities and FX, and we hope to reduce settlement risks and achieve symmetry and synchrony in a highly fragmented world.”

He said that Paxos will be phasing the rollout of the confirmation service to around 75 counterparty pairs in the coming months.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          NEC YAIJIBU CHADEMA KUHUSU UCHAGUZI MDOGO JIMBO LA BUYUNGU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hussein Makame-NEC

Mkurugenzi wa Uchaguzi wa Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi Dkt. Athumani Kihamia amesema Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi wa Jimbo la Buyungu ataendelea kutekeleza majukumu yake kwa kuwa malalamiko yaliyotolewa na Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) ya kumkataa msimamizi huyo hayakufuata taratibu za kisheria.

Akitoa ufafanuzi huo jijini Dar es Salaam leo, Dkt. Kihamia alisema kuwa kwa mujibu wa Kifungu cha 7 (3) cha Sheria ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi Sura ya 343, malalamiko hayo hayana msingi wa kisheria kwa sababu hayakuja kama rufaa ila yametolewa kama malalamiko.

“Kwa maana hiyo napenda kuwajulisha umma kwamba malalamiko haya hayamuondolei sifa Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi kwa kumuondoa kusimamia shughuli za Uchaguzi katika Jimbo la Buyungu” alisema Dkt. Kihamia na kuongeza:

“Kwa kuwa Chadema kimelalamika kwa Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi na malalamiko hayo wameyaleta kama barua, kwa kuwa kuna Kamati ya Maadili ngazi ya Taifa, malalamiko hayo yalipaswa yaletwe ndani ya muda unaokubalika ambayo ni saa 48 tangu kupokea hizo taarifa’.

Alisema majibu haya yametokana kwa jinsi Tume ilivyochunguza upande unaolalamikiwa na kujiridhisha ingawa, alisema Tume itaendelea kufuatilia kwa karibu kuona kila kitu kinakwenda vizuri na kwamba hakuna jambo linaloweza kuharibu Uchaguzi.

Dkt. Kihamia alikihasa Chadema kuwa kama kuna kasoro zingine zozote ndogo ndogo ambazo zinaweza kutatulika kwa njia ya kawaida Tume itatekeleza majukumu yake katika kasoro hizo.

Akitaja malalamiko ya Chadema, Dkt. Kihamia alisema Chadema kupitia Katibu Mkuu wake, kiliandika barua Tume kikimlalamikia Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi kwamba ratiba ya mtiririko wa Uchaguzi haikutolewa.

“Baada ya kupokea malalamiko hayo tulijiridhisha na kugundua kuwa Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi katika Jimbo hilo alikutana na vyama tarehe 7 Julai, 2018 na vyama vilipokea ratibu ya shughuli za uchaguzi wa jimbo hilo siku hiyo na vingine vilipokea tarehe 10 Julai, 2018”, alisema Dkt. Kihamia.

Alitaja madai mingine kwamba orodha ya wasimamizi wa vituo vya kupigia kura haikutolewa, na kueleza kuwa ushahidi ilionao Tume unaonesha kuwa orodha hiyo ilitolewa tarehe 5 na 6 Julai, 2018 na siku ya mwisho ya kutoa ilikuwa tarehe 31 Julai, 2018.

“Hoja ya tatu ni kwamba viapo vya mawakala havikutolewa kwa wakati.Taarifa rasmi inaonesha viapo vilitolewa siku saba kabla ya siku ya Uchaguzi na vimezingatia matakwa ya Sheria kwa kuwa vilitolewa tarehe 5 Agosti na Uchaguzi ni tarehe 12 Agosti mwaka huu”, alibainisha Dkt. Kihamia.

Kuhusu hoja ya nne iliyotolewa na Chadema kwamba Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi hakuonesha sehemu ambapo kura zanatakiwa kujumlishwa, Dkt. Kihamia alisema uchaguzi ni Agosti 12, 2018 taarifa hiyo inakiwa kutolewa isizidi siku ya tarehe 11 Agosti, 2018 ambapo tarehe hiyo bado haijafika.

Alisema kuwa Tume inaamini kuwa muda wowote taarifa hizo zitatolewa na pia kwa kuwa haijasikia malalamiko kutoka vyama vingine tisa vinavyoshiriki uchaguzi katika jimbio la Buyungu, inawezekana Chadema mawasiliano hayakuwa mazuri ndani ya chama hicho.

Uchaguzi Mdogo wa Ubunge katika Jimbo la Buyungu na kata 77 unatarajiwa kufanyika Agosti 12 mwaka huu huku Uchaguzi katika baadhi ya kata wagombea wake wakitangazwa kupata bila kupingwa.

          These 2 Young Versions of Aquaman Are Spitting Images of Jason Momoa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If you've been waiting for Game of Thrones hottie Khal Drogo to get his own movie, then you're in luck. The gorgeous Jason Momoa will be starring as Atlantean hero Arthur Curry in the upcoming Aquaman movie, set to premiere at the end of this year. Better yet, the film will be an origin movie, showing young Arthur as a nine-year-old (to be played by Kaan Guldur) and a 13-year-old (to be played by Otis Dhanji). Not only were these mini Momoas perfectly cast, the two young Australian actors are already seasoned performers themselves.

Guldur (above) just finished filming Fighting Season, a six-part Australian drama mini-series in which Guldur stars as Callum Collins. Guldur also lent his voice to The Lego Ninjago Movie and appeared in a short film called Red Ink. Aquaman will be Guldur's first foray into DC's live action universe, as well as his first major live-action film.

Dhanji (above) is an actor, singer, and dancer who has spent more time on the stage than in front of the camera. In 2015, Dhanji appeared alongside Colin Friels and Tom Conroy in Belvoir St Theatre's stage production of Mortido, a controversial drug trafficking drama. The young actor played the seven-year-old son of a drug dealer, Oliver (alternating performances with fellow child actor Toby Challenor), and he received acclaim for taking on such a mature and challenging role. Aquaman will also be Dhanji's first major film role.

While the two performers haven't spent much time on screen, it's obvious that their resemblance to a young Momoa is uncanny, and we feel confident that they nabbed their parts for more than just their appearances. Until the movie is released, you can catch them both in the trailer:


          We Just Realized Who Plays the Fisherman King in Aquaman, and Now We Can't Stop Staring      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Image Source: Warner Bros.

By the looks of the trailer, Aquaman is about to take the box office by storm. The film features a star-packed cast, with recognizable names like Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Nicole Kidman. Behind the makeup of the eerie, ambiguous Fisherman King, however, is an actor who you probably recognize, even if you aren't quite sure where from.

Actor Djimon Hounsou has had one of the most varied careers in Hollywood today. Getting his start in music videos with the likes of Paula Abdul and Madonna (and yes, you can spot him if you're eagle-eyed and patient), he took a pretty common path for film actors: starting out with smaller roles in mid-tier movies and guest spots on TV shows to build up his resume.

Hollywood took notice of Hounsou in 1997, when he got a Golden Globe nomination for Steven Spielberg's Amistad. Only a few years later, he was featured in Gladiator. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as the ruler of one of the seven kingdoms of Atlantis, but it's pretty great nonetheless!


Image Source: Getty / Angela Weiss / AFP

If you're a big film buff, you probably know him best from a pair of Oscar-nominated turns in the early 2000s. He was nominated for best supporting actor in 2004 for In America, but it was his role in 2006's Blood Diamond that cemented his status. That season, he was nominated for pretty much every supporting actor award possible, and even won one from the National Board of Review, giving him clout as a serious actor beyond just action-heavy roles.

Fans of modern superhero movies will most definitely recognize Hounsou. Before joining the DC universe with Aquaman, he previously was part of the rival Marvel Cinematic Universe as Korath the Pursuer in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and will reprise the role in Captain Marvel.

See if you can spot Hounsou in his quick trailer appearance!


          Scott LePage, Tim Henson: "O.D" is from Polyphia's upcoming album,       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



"O.D" is from Polyphia's upcoming album, New Levels New Devils, out 10.12.18. Pre-order/Stream now at https://polyphia.lnk.to/NLND


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          Walter Trout: Hard Rock Café, Atlantic City, NJ | 8/6/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Vinnie Moore: MTV's Metal Hammer: The Bailey Brothers Interview July, 1988 and Fretboard Frolics with the late Mikhal Caldwell      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Here's MTV's Metal Hammer with The Bailey Brothers interviewing Vinnie Moore. Do you have any MTV's Metal Hammer shows on VHS or DVD-R (Other than obvious the 11 LP Mode DVD's that were uploaded online, I don't need those apparently). I'm looking for FULL, Uncut episodes of MTV's Metal Hammer, SKY Channel's Monsters Of Rock (With Mick Wall hosting) and pretty much anything from the early SUPER Channel.
Please contact me at: EvilDeadRules99@Hotmail.com if you have any full shows. And again, please, not those 11 DVD's that are a bunch of cut up segments and videos. I'm looking for people who have the show sitting on VHS still, or have transferred the show to DVD-R in at LEAST SP Mode quality (with a standalone DVD recorder). No LP Mode bullshit.
Thanks and enjoy the video!

MTV's Metal Hammer: The Bailey Brothers Interview With Vinnie Moore (July, 1988)



Fretboard Frolics with Mikhal Caldwell guest Vinnie Moore

          New Sanctions Kick In: Trump Declares (Trade) War On Iran...And EU! (Liberty Report)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As promised, a new and sweeping round of US sanctions against Iran will kick in today. Though the EU has sworn to do its best to protect European companies from US sanctions, there is little doubt the Europeans can resist US demands. What's next?



Part of Trump's agenda is to cause a rebalancing of international trade and the withdrawal of US troops around the world. His actions here antagonise Europe and will help him to focus on US domestic reconstruction. Iran could be simply a tool to help the Trump agenda.

Related:

MAJOR: China Ditches U.S Oil, Turns To Iran In Defiance Of Sanctions

China Rejects U.S. Request to Cut Iran Oil Imports

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          Just Business: EU Blocking US Sanctions Against Iran to Protect European Companies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The European Union is enforcing the so-called Blocking Statute to protect its firms operating in Iran from looming US sanctions against the country.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          "First Iraq, Then Iran": Prof. Michel Chossudovsky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Damning evidence refuting Colin Powell’s official intelligence report was revealed by Cambridge Lecturer Dr. Glen Rangwala (image right) on Britain’s Channel 4 TV following Secretary of State Colin Powell’s historic Iraq WMD presentation to the UN Security Council:

According to Rangwala, the British intelligence document was fake. It had not been prepared by British intelligence. It was copied and pasted from the internet by members of Tony Blair’s staff:

The Downing Street authors state they drew “upon a number of sources, including intelligence material” (p.1, first sentence). In fact, they copied material from at least three different authors and gave no credit to them. Indeed, they plagiarized, directly cutting and pasting or near quoting.

A close textual analysis suggests that the UK authors had little access to first-hand intelligence sources and instead based their work on academic papers, which they selectively distorted. Some of the papers used were considerably out of date. This leads the reader to wonder about the reliability and veracity of the Downing Street document.

It was a fake document prepared on the instructions of prime minister Blair with a view to building a “credible” justification to wage war on Iraq. And the media failed to report the Big Lie.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          Syrian War Report – August 6, 2018: Syrian Army Preparing For Operation In Northern Latakia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          First, They Came For Alex Jones (Sargon)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Hate speech" is a political concept and should be regarded as such.



While Sargon goes too far in rubbishing Alex Jones as a source of news (he does not understand that 911 was indeed an inside job for starters), he is entirely correct in saying that Jones should not be censored. If at first they came for Alex Jones then who is next? Jones was allegedly taken down in part for criticising a religion, or rather extremist elements therein, which is exactly what Sargon does.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          First They Came For Alex Jones...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



The thing about the success of right wing commentators is that they are, along with some sections on the left, being accurate about the situation we face in terms of social policy and consequences, plus they rightly address general establishment corruption and other key issues.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          THE PURGE - Paul Joseph Watson       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A day that will live in infamy.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          Day Two of the Infowars Purge: Bitchute and Gab Rising, Nonpartisan Support, Collusion (Styx)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

How is it that four sites all banned Jones in a 24 hour period despite radically different reasons? That seems an odd coincidence.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          Judicial Watch: Clinton Operative Christopher Steele Used RUSSIAN INTEL for Trump Dossier      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Judicial Watch announced the FBI turned over 70 pages of heavily redacted records about Christopher Steele, the former British spy, hired with Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds, who authored the infamous Dossier targeting President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign. The documents show that Steele was cut off as a “Confidential Human Source” (CHS) after he disclosed his relationship with the FBI to a third party. The documents show at least 11 FBI payments to Steele in 2016 and document that he was admonished for unknown reasons in February, 2016.

The documents were turned over in response to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records of communications and payments between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his private firm, Orbis Business Intelligence (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00916)).



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          Centrist Populist Swedish Democrats Lead the Polls in Sweden (Styx)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vote SD.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          Keiser Report (E1263): Emerging & Declining Superpowers       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In this Summer Solution episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy contrast the situation with China, a perhaps emerging superpower, to the United States, a possibly declining superpower. As the US grew powerful as an empire of debt, extracting resources and equity from economies colonized by their debt rather than their military armies, what happens when China begins doing the same? Lots of complaints from U.S. officials who want American lenders to take over debt markets the U.S. has overlooked in the past few decades. They look at the case of Africa where Chinese mobile phone manufacturers and tech entrepreneurs are radically altering the telecom landscape left wide open to them after the departure of Nokia. What happens when the African consumer becomes wealthy enough to transform the Chinese global power play?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2018.]
          First They Came For Infowars and Alex Jones... | Infowars Banned from YouTube, Facebook and Apple      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



First They Came For Infowars and Alex Jones... | Infowars Banned from YouTube, Facebook and Apple

Related:

Alex Jones Predicted the Censorship That He and Countless Others Are Now Experiencing:

http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2018/08/alex-jones-predicted-censorship-that-he_6.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2018.]
          PJW on Brexit, UKIP, the Media and Offending All The Right People (Sargon)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I had a chat with fellow kipper Paul Joseph Watson on how bloody great the memetic insurrection is going.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2018.]
          The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump’s Rise       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama’s not prosecuting the “banksters” and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery.





[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2018.]
          The White Female Saviour (Sargon)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Well, someone is going to have to protect the innocent brown male criminals.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2018.]
          Why are Civil Liberties Groups Teaming Up with the Right? (Sargon)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2018.]
          Record Heat Everywhere, Why are Northern Hemisphere Temperatures Balanced? (Adapt 2030)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Record heat in Portugal and 0.2F above normal water in California, which matches 1931 Dust Bowl era temperatures. But looking at all northern hemisphere temperatures, not just where the media wants you to look, you will find an enormous amount of below normal temperatures that balance total temperatures to 0.0C across the entire N. Hemisphere. Incredible as that sounds, lets take a look.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 8th, 2018.]
          Hackathon busca soluciones al tráfico de Lima      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


          Instalación de pasarela peatonal en estación Miguel Grau      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Eoval

Equipo de ingenieros instaló exitosamente pasarela que permitirá acceder de manera segura al nuevo acceso de la estación Miguel Grau, próximamente al servicio de los clientes de #Línea1.


          ¿Qué hacer en caso de sismos en el Metro de Lima y Callao?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


          Windows Specialist - Tundra Technical - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Le candidat recherché devrait maitriser les technologies suivantes: • Windows Serveur • Windows 10 • Encryptions de poste de travail • VMware view •...
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          Citizens of Tech 008 – Solar Powered Dragonfly Modems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It’s late spring - June 12, 2015 to be precise, and on this day we sat down to discuss: Electronic Legos, Quantum Encryption, Solar Powered Flight, and more. So kick back and ready your ear holes to delve into the nerdfest that is the Citizens of Tech Podcast!
          [Evento] Bate-Papo com Tessa Dare no Rio de Janeiro       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   





































Com a vinda de Tessa Dare para Bienal do Livro de SP, eu tinha ficado triste porque seria em um final de semana diferente do que irei. Mas fiquei feliz em saber que a autora viria ao Rio. Imaginem minha alegria quando a Editora Gutenberg me convidou para mediar o bate-papo com ela?
Primeiro eu surtei, depois fiz um intensivo de releitura  e leitura dos livros da série Spindle Cove. 
No dia do evento, que tinham 300 senhas disponíveis, cerca de 100 fãs dela compareceram, um número baixo, mas o Rio de Janeiro tem tido tardes de autógrafos com números como esse quando há a obrigatoriedade do último exemplar para obter a senha.

Entendo nossa crise e o lado da livraria e da editora que precisam cobrir a vinda da autora ao país. Fico triste por aqueles que não conseguem ir mas também vejo alguns reclamando sem lembrarem que quando são autógrafos na Bienal do Livro do RJ acontecem bem tarde e o local é péssimo de acesso, seja para ônibus ou para qualquer outra chegada, além de longe de tudo. 
Feliz que muitos entendem que é mágico ter a autora em solo carioca e se esforçam para estar naquele momento mágico.
O evento aconteceu no Botafogo Praia Shopping que é próximo á minha casa, mas a Bienal é cerca de 1 hora e 10 minutos de carro, tenso, né? E caro...rs.
Mas voltando ao evento, ver o palco montado na Praça da Alimentação do shopping que trabalhei por 6 anos como vendedora quando ele inaugurou - sim, isso foi em 1999! - e voltar nesse dia para entrevistar essa diva dos romances de época foi algo surreal, deu aquela dor de barriga de nervosismo, respirei fundo e pronto, acho que no final deu tudo certo.



























Fiz cerca de 5 perguntas e depois a plateia também pôde fazer perguntas que queria. Traduzi no mesmo momento e foi muito incrível, Tessa é extremamente simpática e contou muitas coisas. Como começou a escrever, sua paixão por Jane Austen, ela chegou a mostrar um cordão que usa com uma miniatura de Orgulho e Preconceito. Além de ter tatuado "Jane" no pulso.
Imagina se não amei tudo isso?
Cerca de 30 minutos de conversa e depois foi a vez dos leitores chegarem pertinho da musa. Ela autografou os livros, posou para fotos, fez o pessoal vibrar com os marcadores lindos que trouxe lá de fora. E deixo vocês com mais fotos e o vídeo desse momento incrível.
Muito obrigada á editora Gutenberg e principalmente à Sabrina Inserra pelo carinho e confiança. Agradeço o meu marido pela filmagem e a à Loen Fragoso pelas fotos do evento.






























Confiram o vídeo:


          Menina que via Filmes: O Animal Cordial [Crítica]       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Título Original: O Animal Cordial
Data de lançamento 9 de agosto de 2018 (1h 36min)
Direção: Gabriela Amaral Almeida
Elenco: Murilo Benício, Luciana Paes, Irandhir Santos mais
Gênero Suspense
Nacionalidade Brasil
#130











por Reinaldo Barros


Duas feras enjauladas por anos a fio em dóceis corpos se libertam em meio a suas presas prediletas, que nada podem fazer a não ser agonizar diante de seus algozes. E como os predadores implacáveis nós temos Inácio (Murilo Benício), um narcisista que se vangloria à custa de seus funcionários e reprime com mãos de ferro qualquer insubordinação, até as inexistentes. Já Sara (Luciana Paes) não parece ter nascido para caçar, no entanto nada como fúria e fome para despertar um animal sedento por vingança.

A rotina no restaurante La Barca seguia a mesma, funcionários descontentes com a incompreensão do chefe, que por sua vez os enxergava apenas como insubordinados e sabotadores. Um casal de clientes surge no estabelecimento faltando 15 minutos para fechar, deixando a cozinha apreensiva. Sara os atende e é tratada com desdém, então Inácio resolve atender pessoalmente o casal petulante e tem seu conhecimento a respeito de vinhos questionado. Enquanto saboreiam suas refeições e bebidas o restaurante é invadido por uma dupla de assaltantes, que em poucos segundos aterrorizam clientes e funcionários, despertando assim feras incontroláveis.


Um misto de repulsa e satisfação toma conta de Sara ao ver o sofrimento daquela que outrora desdenhava de sua humildade, ao mesmo tempo Inácio aguarda o momento exato de agir... A partir daí a racionalidade é completamente ofuscada e se torna refém da vingança, que de arma em punho traz consigo o sadismo como cereja do bolo. 

Animal Cordial é um suspense nacional muito bem produzido, divertido em alguns momentos e bem sanguinolento do início ao fim. O elenco está excelente e seus personagens vão se desenvolvendo gradativamente, nada sem explicação, sem fio solto. Tudo muito bem amarrado e coeso. Para quem estava sentido falta de um bom suspense e terror essa é uma excelente pedida, não fica devendo nada aos filmes milionários de Hollywood. E só para lembrar, esse filme rendeu a Murilo Benício o prêmio de Melhor Ator no Festival do Rio do ano passado.

Nossos colunistas são voluntários e não recebem qualquer quantia do blog que não tem fins lucrativos.

* A opinião do filme ou das resenhas pertence ao colaborador que se compromete a enviar uma crítica de sua autoria para ser publicada no blog e divulgada nas demais redes sociais.


*Cabine de imprensa à convite da distribuidora.


Crítica da Raffa Fustagno em vídeo




          ÇA CHAUFFE: GLORIA OLANGI TRÈS EN COLÈRE CONTRE MOSAKA, A BIMISI MALOBA YA SOMO. (VIDÉO)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


          It's Harivansh vs Hariprasad in RS battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. It's Harivansh vs Hariprasad in RS battle  Times of India
  2. BJD move weakens Opposition bid for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman post  The Hindu
  3. NDA's Harivansh vs Opposition's Hariprasad Tomorrow for Rajya Sabha No. 2 Post. Here's How the Numbers Stack Up  News18
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          Karunanidhi: Tamil Nadu politics' ultimate comeback man      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Karunanidhi: Tamil Nadu politics' ultimate comeback man  The Indian Express
  2. Karunanidhi funeral; updates: DMK patriarch laid to rest with State honours as family, followers bid farewell  Firstpost
  3. M Karunanidhi Buried At Chennai's Marina Beach: Highlights  NDTV
  4. The last anchor: the legacy of M. Karunanidhi  The Hindu
  5. E.Palaniswami criticised over Karunanidhi burial issue; Centre maintains distance  Economic Times
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          Bofors pales into insignificance before Rafale 'scam', allege Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Bofors pales into insignificance before Rafale 'scam', allege Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie  Economic Times
  2. Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha allege Rafale scam; not a grain of truth, says Jaitley  The Indian Express
  3. Rafale allegations target PM Modi, claim 'gross misuse of office'  Business Standard
  4. Full coverage

          Xiaomi Mi A2 Launched in India at Rs. 16999, Pre-Orders Open Thursday on Amazon.in and Mi.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Xiaomi Mi A2 Launched in India at Rs. 16999, Pre-Orders Open Thursday on Amazon.in and Mi.com  NDTV
  2. Xiaomi keen to expand in premium smartphone segment  Economic Times
  3. Xiaomi Mi A2 Review: A worthy sequel  BGR India
  4. Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Two steps forward, two steps back  India Today
  5. Full coverage

          Mumbai: Fire at Bharat Petroleum Plant in Mahul, Chembur; over 40 injured      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Mumbai: Fire at Bharat Petroleum Plant in Mahul, Chembur; over 40 injured  Mid-Day
  2. Fire breaks out at BPCL refinery, 43 hurt  Deccan Herald
  3. BPCL blast: Fire breaks out at Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai, over 40 injured  ABP Live
  4. Full coverage

          Muzaffarpur rapes: With mounting flak, Nitish Kumar's only choice was to have Bihar minister Manju Verma resign      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Muzaffarpur rapes: With mounting flak, Nitish Kumar's only choice was to have Bihar minister Manju Verma resign  Firstpost
  2. Bihar shelter home scandal: Social welfare minister Manju Verma resigns  Times of India
  3. Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Bihar minister Manju Verma resigns  Economic Times
  4. Full coverage

          First round of US tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50 bn Aug 23: USTR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. First round of US tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50 bn Aug 23: USTR  Economic Times
  2. Full coverage

          Congress leader says NRC will never be allowed in West Bengal, warns its propagators 'not to play with fire'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Congress leader says NRC will never be allowed in West Bengal, warns its propagators 'not to play with fire'  Firstpost
  2. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee must also maintain NRC: Prafulla Mahanta  India TV
  3. Full coverage

          Centre orders countrywide audit of over 9000 childcare homes in 60 days; to include background checks of NGOs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Centre orders countrywide audit of over 9000 childcare homes in 60 days; to include background checks of NGOs  Firstpost
  2. Government orders social audit of over 9000 child care homes in 60 days: Official  The New Indian Express
  3. After Sexual Abuse Cases, Centre Calls for Audit of 9000 Shelter Homes for Girls  The Wire
  4. Full coverage

          India-Pak would have been united had Jinnah been PM: Dalai Lama      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. India-Pak would have been united had Jinnah been PM: Dalai Lama  Times of India
  2. Full coverage

          Edgbaston Test win has filled England team with confidence, says Joe Root      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Edgbaston Test win has filled England team with confidence, says Joe Root  India Today
  2. Joe Root Says England Won First Test Despite Not Being At Their Best  NDTVSports.com
  3. Don't judge so fast, problem is not technical but mental: Virat Kohli to fans  Times of India
  4. England must defy their Lord's record to take control of series  The Times
  5. At Lord's, India should get the selection right  Hindustan Times
  6. Full coverage

          Extradition of 'D' man: Thai court backs India over Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Extradition of 'D' man: Thai court backs India over Pakistan  Times of India
  2. Exclusive: Here is what underworld don Chhota Shakeel looks like now  India Today
  3. Thai Court Trashes Pak Claims, Awards Repatriation of D-Company Man Munna Jhingra to India  News18
  4. Full coverage

          Speeding Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in New Delhi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Speeding Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in New Delhi  Daily News & Analysis
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          Accepted RBI directorship in public interest: Swaminathan Gurumurthy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Accepted RBI directorship in public interest: Swaminathan Gurumurthy  Economic Times
  2. RBI board gets Swadeshi ideologue, cooperatives banker  Times of India
  3. Full coverage

          Govt tells SC not to make hard-hitting comments on PILs; the court responds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Govt tells SC not to make hard-hitting comments on PILs; the court responds  Business Standard
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          Major Rane's last rites to be performed in Mumbai today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Major Rane's last rites to be performed in Mumbai today  Times of India
  2. 29-year-old Major Kaustubh Rane's mortal remains arrive in Mumbai  India Today
  3. Gurez infiltration bid: Wreath laying ceremony of Major Kaustubh Rane held in Mumbai  Deccan Chronicle
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          Explain how outside food in multiplexes could create security issue, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra government      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  1. Explain how outside food in multiplexes could create security issue, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra government  Financial Express
  2. How outside food in multiplexes could create security issue, asks Bombay High Court  The New Indian Express
  3. Multiplex stocks make merry on Maharashtra government stance  Economic Times
  4. Full coverage

          And now professional golf is being ransomed for bitcoin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Raise that single gloved-hand to your mouth in shock: The hackers have gone after golf.

America's last bastion of proud visor-wearers is scrambling this week, after unknown criminals took over the PGA of America’s servers on Tuesday — locking the golf association out of its files just days before the official Aug. 9 start of the PGA Championship in Missouri. And you better believe those hackers want bitcoin

SEE ALSO: Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?

That's right, the PGA was hit with ransomware

So reports Golfweek, which notes that the now-encrypted files include "extensive promotional banners and logos used in digital and print communications," in addition to "development work on logos for future PGA Championships." Read more...

More about Hackers, Bitcoin, Ransomware, Golf, and Tech
          Laura van den Berg's Playlist for Her Novel "The Third Hotel"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Laura van den Berg's The Third Hotel is a haunting and innovative novel, easily one of my favorite books of the year.

Kirkus wrote of the book:

"Laced through with sharp insights―not just on marriage and grief, but also on the pull of travel and the dynamics of horror movies―the layers of [The Third Hotel] fit together so seamlessly they're almost Escher-esque. The line between the real and the imagined is forever blurry, and the result of all that ambiguity is both moving and unsettling. Gorgeously haunting and wholly original; a novel that rewards patience."


In her own words, here is Laura van den Berg's Book Notes music playlist for her novel The Third Hotel:



For every book, there is always a moment—or, more accurately, moments—when I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and think, with what feels like certainty, I will never finish this project. Experience has taught me that this kind of flattening doubt is typically a prelude to the work undergoing a major and necessary transformation, that I am about to jump off a new cliff narratively speaking and I am preemptively terrified, but nevertheless those sleepless nights can be a difficult psychic space to move through.

I love music and yet my approach to listening to music when I write is pretty scattershot. Sometimes I don’t listen to any music at all. Sometimes playlists. Sometimes one song on a loop, for a kind of sensory hypnosis. I often can’t remember what exactly I listened to when I was working on a book, let alone the timeline, because when I am really highly focused I stop hearing any sound at all.

However! I do tend to remember, with a little more sharpness, the songs that pulled me through the I will never finish this project 2AM night sweats phase, six of which I’ve listed below. Why these six, you ask? In their very different ways, each of them left me feeling energized and clear-headed and motivated, nudged me a little farther down the path forward (also, I firmly believe that listening to David Bowie will help with most problems).

1. Heroes, David Bowie

2. Doves, Future Islands

3. Room on Fire, The Strokes

4. Rolled Together, The Antlers

5. Fleur de Lys, Phoenix

6. I’ll Still Destroy You, The National


Laura van den Berg and The Third Hotel links:

the author's website
the author's Wikipedia entry

Booklist review
Kirkus review
Minneapolis Star Tribune review
New York Times review
Publishers Weekly review
Washington Post review

Harvard Magazine profile of the author
Largehearted Boy playlist by the author for Find Me
Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay by the author for The Isle of Youth
Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay by the author for What the World Will Look
Paris Review interview with the author
WBUR interview with the author
Weekend Edition interview with the author


also at Largehearted Boy:

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          Jon McGregor's Playlist for His Novel "The Reservoir Tapes"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Jon McGregor's novel-in-stories The Reservoir Tapes is innovatively written and unsettling in the best of ways.

Booklist wrote of the book:

"[A] remarkable collection of linked short stories... McGregor demonstrates an extraordinary ability to create complex, multidimensional characters in only a few spare sentences. He is also a master of mood, investing his stories with an air of the ominous while proving also to be a superb stylist... Irresistibly readable, the book is, in sum, a memorable celebration of literary fiction."


In his own words, here is Jon McGregor's Book Notes music playlist for his novel The Reservoir Tapes:



Each Spring, in the village where my story collection, 'The Reservoir Tapes' (and the novel that preceded it, 'Reservoir 13'), is set, the village hall plays host to a dance in aid of charity. Although it’s popular with the area's teenagers, the dance is attended by all ages; the DJ always has a difficult balancing act keeping everyone happy and the dance floor full. This year, Mike Jackson has been allowed into the booth for the first time, and after an hour or so of generic hits from the 80s and 90s he decides to get the dancing started by playing:

COME ON EILEEN, DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
The violins, the dungarees, the shoutalonga-chorus: all the ingredients are there for instant recognition, and the type of dancing which doesn't really require dancing at all but more of a whirling around with arms in the air. Mike has chosen well. The dance floor fills, with the older Jackson brothers leading the way, pint glasses held steady. As the chorus repeats to fade, Mike cues up:

SALLY MCLENNANE, THE POGUES
More violins, for continuity, and another shouty chorus to join in with, although no-one really knows the words. A couple of the Jackson brothers slope off towards the bar. Mike notices that most of the teenagers are still standing around at the edge of the hall, watching him sceptically. He reaches for the segue he’s been planning for a while:

COUNTRY ROADS, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
A song that the older folk recognise, from the John Denver version, in a form that will bring the younger ones on to the dancefloor and pave the way for the bolder choices he’s got lined up. Mike is feeling pretty pleased with himself at this point. He looks up. The teenagers haven’t moved. What is wrong with them? Do they not recognise the power of the off-beat? He was lining up Parliament’s ‘Everything is on the One’ to emphasise the musicological point, but the dancefloor is starting to empty so he skips that and goes straight ahead to:

HAPPY, PHARRELL WILLIAMS
And the dancefloor fills once more. He slightly resents the popularity of this song, and the fact that it works as music your granny can dance to; but his job this evening is literally to play music for people’s grannies to dance to. And there is no disputing the pure pop polish of the track. And here come Irene and Winnie from behind the bar, coaxed out by the two Hunter girls. Irene is quite the mover, it becomes clear. Mike makes an easy switch to:

HEY YA, OUTKAST
This is the ‘Come on Eileen’ of the noughties, Mike thinks, as he watches everyone waving their arms in the air again. There is still nobody really dancing, but they’re all out on the dancefloor and enjoying themselves, so he supposes he should count this as a success. This isn’t the sort of DJ he wants to be, but it’s a start. He notices his brother, Will, dancing with that new teacher from the school. She seems to be enjoying herself. Everyone does. He wonders if he can get away with some real hip-hop.

BLUE FLOWERS, DOCTOR OCTAGON
Some of the older folk needed a break anyway. Irene and Winnie are back serving behind the bar, and just about everyone of legal drinking age heads that way, leaving space for the younger teenagers to have a go at what they imagine might be called body popping. It doesn’t go well, but at least they’re trying. Mike is just lining up ‘Forgot about Dre’ by Dr Dre when Clive comes over to the booth, shaking his head. Mike can’t quite hear what he’s saying, but the phrase “appropriate language” stands out. Clive is on the Committee, so Mike puts Dre back in the box.

SOUL LIMBO, BOOKER T & THE MGs
If they’ve heard it on the BBC, they’ll let him play it. Everyone knows this song as the introductory theme to the Test Match Special cricket commentary, and although no-one is quite dancing to it there’s still a general movement in the direction of the dancefloor, and some cheering. They all love the idea of cricket, even if the village team hasn’t won a match in half a generation.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T., ARETHA FRANKLIN
Trying to get back to some music he can respect, Mike starts with this one. Even if they don’t know much about Atlantic Records-era soul music, they’ll know this from watching the Blues Brothers. His hunch is good, and they’re all off again; arms in the air, singing the chorus into each other’s faces, laughing at each other’s dancing. This might not be the pure DJing of the clubs in Manchester and Leeds, but there’s a strange satisfaction in getting this group of people – people who don’t pay much attention http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/mt/mt-static/images/formatting-icons/bold.gifto music, and might not have been planning to dance – careering around and laughing.

I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, ARETHA FRANKLIN
Because they probably only know the Dusty Springfield version, and Mike wants them to know about Aretha’s better, up-tempo version. He’s really got them moving now. The drinking has probably helped. He works through a sequence of northern soul classics – Edwin Starr, Jackie Wilson, The Vibrations – before his brother, Gordon, heads over to the booth and lets it be known that “it’s time for a few slow ones.”

TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS, OTIS REDDING
And suddenly it’s like a school disco out there. The married couples are first, arms around each other’s waists, swaying from side to side. Then a few of the teenagers, shoved forward from the side of the room by their friends, glowing bright red. Then a few unexpected pairings: Will and the new teacher, Cathy Harris with a man from Cardwell that no-one recognises, even Clive and Irene for a turn or two. Mike plays it safe with some more slow numbers in the same vein – Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass – and then brings things right back to where he started with the broken-toothed beauty of Shane MacGowan:

I’M A MAN YOU DON’T MEET EVERYDAY, THE POGUES
Clive turns the lights on, Irene rolls down the shutters on the bar, and the doors are flung open to the dark evening. In the car park someone is shouting. Clive is already sweeping the floor. Mike watches the room empty. His brother, Gordon, is the only one who turns to thank him as he leaves, giving him a thumbs up before hurrying out after someone. Mike is happy with the way things have gone. He’s thinking something sentimental about the way music brings people together – about the way this community is made up of people who don’t always have much in common beyond living in the same place and relying on each other, but that the right piece of polished pop music can bridge the gaps between them – when Clive comes marching towards him and tells him to turn that racket down because he can’t hear himself think.


Jon McGregor and The Reservoir Tapes links:

the author's website
the author's Wikipedia entry
excerpt from the book

Financial Times review
Guardian review
Irish Times review
Kirkus review
Publishers Weekly review

Largehearted Boy Book Notes playlist by the author for This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You


also at Largehearted Boy:

Support the Largehearted Boy website

Book Notes (2015 - ) (authors create music playlists for their book)
Book Notes (2012 - 2014) (authors create music playlists for their book)
Book Notes (2005 - 2011) (authors create music playlists for their book)
my 11 favorite Book Notes playlist essays

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
guest book reviews
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Shorties (daily music, literature, and pop culture links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
weekly music release lists


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

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

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Camisole - Pepe Jeans
Jeggings - Mamalicious
Sandals - Balenciaga

Jewellery

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

Makeup



          Abstract's Guide To Amsterdam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Abstract
Ahead of this weekend's Appelsap festival...

From the Netherlands to the world, that's Abstract.

Crowned the best DJ in the country in 2016, the President - as he's known - went on to fly the Dutch flag at events across the world.

In demand as a solo artist, Abstract also operates as a member of the PATTA Soundsystem collective, one of the most highly rated groups in Dutch club culture.

Set to play Appelsap in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, Abstract pieced together this guide to the city...

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Favourite restaurants...

New Draver. A Surinamese restaurant. It’s small and cozy. No reservations. You eat in or take out. Food is bless!

Umaimon. A ramen specialized restaurant on Leidseplein. They serve some sick ramen (cream based, soy bases, you name it) they also have this sick ramune drink called Melon Soda!

Takeichi is also really good. Also a ramen spot.

Favourite bars...

You can have some good drinks at Cannibale Royal. It’s a restaurant but they are open till late. You can order a long island skull. That’s a dangerous one but so good!

Kopstootbar is also a good one. It’s on Leidseplein. It’s like meeting point! Everybody goes there.

Also to Chicago Social Club (also on Leidseplein).

Must do/must see...

Go to Patta, Daily Paper, Smib/TNO/Bonne Suits. All brands/shops in and from Amsterdam. You can also find Stüssy which is in the same street as Patta and the Smib/TNO/Bonne Suits shop.

Hidden gems...

Duke of Tokyo. It’s a karaoke spot. They did a sick job with the decoration. It’s like you are in Tokyo for a bit. The rooms are named after places in Tokyo (Shibuya/Harajuku and more). Sing songs, eat chicken karaage and drink sake!

If people have one night out in Amsterdam where should they go?

It depends which day to be honest. During the week I would say one of the bars I mentioned before. From Thursday 'til Saturday you can go to Chicago Social Club, Bitterzoet, Jimmy Woo, Chin Chin Club.

Don't miss...

Melon Soda. This is a drink. You can get it at Umaimon (the Ramen Restaurant I mentioned). Best drink EVER! You can basically find me at Umaimon once a week drinking that!

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          Τα 10 Μηνύματα Μόνο Για Ενήλικες Κρυμμένα Σε Παιδικές Ταινίες! (Βίντεο)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Τα 10 Μηνύματα Μόνο Για Ενήλικες Κρυμμένα Σε Παιδικές Ταινίες! (Βίντεο)

Tα τελευταία χρόνια, οι παραγωγοί ταινιών του Χόλιγουντ έχουν αποδειχθεί ιδιαίτερα ικανοί στην απόκρυψη μηνυμάτων μόνο για ενήλικες σε παιδικές ταινίες! 

Δείτε μερικά στιγμιότυπα που είναι για ενήλικες, και οι μικροί μας φίλοι δεν καταλαβαίνουν...

Τα τελευταία χρόνια, οι παραγωγοί ταινιών στο Χόλιγουντ έχουν πολλαπλασιάσει την παραγωγή ταινιών για παιδιά. Για να μπορέσουν όμως να προσελκύσουν και ενήλικες, χρησιμοποιούν στοχευμένα την τεχνολογία.

Έχουν όμως και ένα επιπλέον «όπλο»… Υπάρχουν άπειρες σκηνές σε παιδικές ταινίες που έχουν ένα κρυμμένο μήνυμα – αρκετές φορές με… υπονοούμενα- για τους ενήλικες, και οι μικροί θεατές δεν μπορούν να καταλάβουν. 

Δείτε μερικές από τις ποιο χαρακρτηριστικές σκηνές, αλλά η τελευταία, είναι όλα τα λεφτά.


          Comment on Facebook wants to be the future of online banking by .      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If my bank (or any other) want to use a chatbot... It's easy to make a chatbot on telegram (but sippose in other platform as well) without having an intermediary in the middle like facebook. Also on telegram you can start a secret chat so that there's encryption and server is just a passthru of encrypted data. So, fb is just trying to get even more personal data.. and everything else is just an excuse not even well said... Just my 2 cents..
          The Howdah Pistol      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The first time I heard about the Howdah pistol was as a mere youth, reading about sultans from India using them to hunt tiger from the backs of elephants.  These big-bore pistols were used if the tiger decided to club up the elephant and re-arrange the Sultan.  It was a last ditch weapon.

Now, it seems that Hickock 45 is reviewing a more modern Howdah.



It's modeled after something that Ithaca produced in the 1920s, the Auto and Burglary gun.  A short, light shotgun with a pistol grip, it was made in 12 and 20 gauge, and existed prior to the 34 NFA, which made sawed-off shotguns practically illegal.  Original Auto and Burglary guns are NFA items today, and pricey as hell.

The newer version, made by Pedersoli is legal because it is chambered in .45 Colt/.410 and has rifling in the barrel.  Hickock tells us that the rifling is shallow and slow, probably 1:40, which ought to do cine for most work.  It's still pricey, though at over $1,000.

Still, it's cooler than hell, and I wouldn't mind playing with one
          Les maquettes des iPhone 2018 de nouveau en vidéo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
C’est au tour de Marques Brownlee de présenter la gamme 2018 de l’iPhone (de leurs maquettes, du moins), dans une de ses vidéos dont il a le secret. Ce n’est pas la première vidéo du genre, ce ne sera sans doute pas la dernière non plus, et Marques n’a pas vraiment plus d’infos que les autres (si ce n’est que sa vidéo annonce le cru 2019 de l’iPhone…). Cette présentation a l'avantage d'être mieux fichue que les autres, ce qui est la marque de fabrique du youtubeur.
          Deadpool 2 | Cena polêmica em que Deadpool mata um bebê é divulgada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Uma nova cena deletada de "Deadpool 2" foi divulgada pela Screen Geek, a cena em questão mostra o ant-herói matando um bebê, que é ninguém menos que Hitler. 

A cena foi considerada pesada e inadequada, por conta disso foi removida do corte final da produção.

Com a direção de David Leitch, o filme que teve um orçamento de US$110 milhões, teve uma receita de US$731,3 milhões em escala global.


          Sony Pictures divulga novo trailer de "Alfa", drama pré-histórico       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sony Pictures liberou um novo trailer dublado do drama/thriller "Alfa", do diretor Albert Hughes. Confira mais abaixo:

Na Era do Gelo, há 20 mil anos, um grupo de caçadores parte para uma arriscada expedição. Um deles é atacado e dado como morto. Agora, ele tem de aprender a enfrentar as adversidades e um lobo ferido se transforma em seu grande aliado nessa luta pela sobrevivência.


O elenco é composto por Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe, Priya Rajaratnam, Jens Hultén, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson e Louis Lay.

Alfa estreia em 06 de Setembro de 2018.


          Terror 'Buscando...' ganha novo trailer. Confira aqui:      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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A Sony Pictures liberou um novo trailer dublado do terror 'Buscando...' (Searching), do diretor Aneesh Chaganty.

Desesperado com o desaparecimento da sua filha de 16 anos de idade, um pai decide invadir o computador da jovem para procurar pistas que possam levar ao seu paradeiro.

No elenco estão John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Thomas Barbusca e Alex Jayne Go.

Buscando... tem sua estreia agendada para 03 de Agosto. No Brasil o thriller segue sem data.


          Trailer da expansão Renegados de Destiny 2 destaca a Cidade Onírica      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


A Bungie publicou um novo trailer referente a nova expansão de Destiny 2, dessa vez destacando a Cidade Onírica, nova atividade que tem tudo para a ser a maior experiencia endgame do jogo. Confira o trailer:





O conteúdo novo chega ao jogo no dia 04 de Setembro e incluirá novas poderes, armas e missões.

Destiny 2 está disponível para PlayStation 4, Xbox One e PC.
          Fwknop Port Knocking Utility 2.6.10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
fwknop implements an authorization scheme that requires only a single encrypted packet to communicate various pieces of information, including desired access through a Netfilter policy and/or specific commands to execute on the target system. The main application of this program is to protect services such as SSH with an additional layer of security in order to make the exploitation of vulnerabilities much more difficult. The authorization server works by passively monitoring authorization packets via libpcap.
          Super Smash Bros Ultimate VS. Nicktoons CROSSOVER (SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom) | Butch Hartman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Super Smash Bros Ultimate + Nicktoons (Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, TUFF PUPPY, Bunsen is a Beast, Doug, SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, Invader Zim, Avatar the Last Airbender) = SUPER SMASH NICKTOONS!



More Nick: GameMill Entertainment Announces 'Nickelodeon Kart Racers' | First Look!

Yes, he's the real guy. Butch Hartman created your childhood AKA Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, TUFF Puppy, and now...the NOOG NETWORK and Bunsen Is a Beast!

Butch Hartman Sketchbook #1: https://www.amazon.com/Butch-Hartman-Sketchbook-Stuff-drawn/dp/1975613392

Check out Butch's brand-new comic The 3 O'Clock Club from Lion Forge Comics, and be sure to like, subscribe, and follow everything of Butch's below:

Butch Hartman - Facebook | Instagram | Butch's Sketchpad On Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: @realhartman | YouTube | Speech Bubble | Tumblr | Pinterest

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More Nick: Butch Hartman Kickstarting Oaxis Online Platform!
Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Nickelodeon, Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom News and Highlights!
          Do You Remember ‘I Am Frankie’? 🤖 Try the Recap Quiz Challenge | Nickelodeon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Think you know I Am Frankie? Prove it! Test your knowledge on all the drama, suspense, and fan favorite moments from Season 1 with this recap quiz. Are your systems prepped for the show’s return? Comment below with your results! And don't miss the brand-new I Am Frankie event, Saturday, August 11th at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA! 🤖



Are you a FAN, OBSESSED, LIVING FOR THIS SHOW, or FRANKIE?! Take the quiz to find out and let me know what you get in the comments below!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA to Premiere 'I Am Frankie' Season 2 on Monday 10th September 2018!
Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Summer on Nickelodeon and I Am Frankie News and Highlights!
          ΘΡΑΣΥΒΟΥΛΟΣ ΣΤΑΝΙΤΣΑΣ: "Μνήσθητι Δέσποινα καμού" ΔΑΝΙΗΛ ΠΡΩΤΟΨΑΛΤΟΥ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Καλοφωνικός Ειρμός, Mνήσθητι δέσποινα καμού ηχ πλ β΄ Δανιήλ πρωτοψάλτου (ακμή περ. 1740-†1789) 19'.50". 
Από το Σώμα Δεύτερο «Καλοφωνικοί Ειρμοί» της σειράς «Μνημεία Εκκλησιαστικής Μουσικής», του Μανόλη Κ. Χατζηγιακουμή. 
Ερμηνεύει ο αείμνηστος Άρχων Πρωτοψάλτης της Μ.τ.Χ.Ε. Θρασύβουλος Στανίτσας. 
Ο Μ. Χατζηγιακουμής, σημειώνει για τον συγκεκριμένο Καλοφωνικό ειρμό:
«Πρόκειται για παλαιό 15σύλλαβο Θεοτοκίο, διαφοροποιημένο και συμπληρωμένο εδώ (και το οποίο σε ορισμένα χειρόγραφα φέρεται ως «κείμενο και μέλος» του Δανιήλ): 
Μνήσθητι δέσποινα καμού, μνήσθητι, μνήσθητί μου , τριπλασιάζω την φωνήν, ήμαρτον γαρ αμέτρως, ως άλλος ουδείς πώποτε εν τω παρόντι βίω. Διό Παρθένε πάναγνε δέξαι τα δάκρυά μου και τον εκ βάθους στεναγμόν και της ψυχής την λύπην και ποίησόν με μέτοχον της δεξιάς μερίδος, εις σε γαρ την ελπίδα μου τίθημι Θεοτόκε. 


Ο Καλοφωνικός αυτός ειρμός φέρεται στη χειρόγραφη παράδοση και ως Θεοτοκίο της Παπαδικής. Ως μέλος ο συγκεκριμένος ειρμός είναι από τους σημαντικότερους. Όχι μόνο είναι ο εκτενέστερος του είδους (διαρκεί περίπου 20 λεπτά), αλλά πρόκειται επί της ουσίας και για μέλος περίτεχνο με εξαιρετικά αναλυτική και εκλεπτυσμένη μελισματική ανάπτυξη, επίσης με έντονα παθητικό ηχόχρωμα και ισχυρές «εξωτερικές» επιδράσεις. 
Αριστουργηματική και η ερμηνεία του Στανίτσα. Συνεκτική, εύστροφη, με λεπτότατες επίσης αποχρώσεις, πλατειά εκφορά των μουσικών φράσεων, ταυτόχρονα με βάθος, στοχαστικότητα και λιτή συναισθηματική ένταση. Από τις πιο σημαντικές του μεγάλου αυτού ερμηνευτή και πρωτοψάλτη. Μια ερμηνεία η οποία πρέπει να καταγραφεί ήδη, γενικότερα, ως πολύτιμο τεκμήριο στην ιστορία της νεώτερης εκκλησιαστικής μουσικής. 
Γενικότερα, οι Ερμηνείες του Στανίτσα στους Ειρμούς και στα Κρατήματα αποτελούν ένα πραγματικό ερμηνευτικό “Μνημείο”. Με την αναγκαία ιστορική εμπειρία και γνώση, ο μεγάλος αυτός τεχνίτης δίνει μοναδική πνοή και υπόσταση σε ένα μουσικό είδος ήδη νεκρό και γι’ αυτό ιδιαίτερα σήμερα δυσερμήνευτο. Από την άποψη αυτή, η συμβολή του στην ορθή ιστορική ερμηνεία των μελών αυτών θα παραμείνει διαρκής και αναντικατάστατη.»


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          “Stolen” by Rythmatik – A Song Feature      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
     Iceland continues to be a source of accomplished musicians. In view of the country’s population, the flow rate of quality music defies logic. The most recent discovery is Rythmatik. The band’s single “Stolen” is lyrically and melodically powerful. Our flawed understanding of the lyrics is included in this post (you’re invited to post corrections in the “comments” section). The lyrics are sometimes clever (“You’ll only speak from your heart, or your behind”) and sometimes insightful and provocative:
I’m glad to say
The only prejudice
I hold in my heart
Is for people
With more money than thought

     Other than the chorus, “Stolen” is more spoken word than sung. But the cadence and inflections embrace the message. Perhaps the best example is in the line “Unless the lab coat says it’s needed,” when a slightly deranged speech approach provides insight into the role of the person wearing “the lab coat.”

      “Stolen” begins with a quick-twitch guitar hook that is melodically simple, but demanding to perform. The percussion soon joins with a force. The members of Rythmatik are Hrafnkell Hugi Vernharðsson (guitar, vocals), Pétur Óli Þorvaldsson (bass), Valgeir Skorri Vernharðsson (drums), and Árni Freyr (guitar). The band is currently based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Fitting for an Icelandic band, they are signed with Ice Will Melt Records (of Germany)

      Paraphrasing content about Rythmatik:
  Rythmatik is an Indie Rock band known for tits tight and powerful live performances. The band became a househould name in Iceland after winning the National Icelandic Battle of the Bands in 2015. Since then, Rythmatik has come a long way. After spending two years constantly writing, rehearsing and performing their patented powerful and energetic live show to sold out audiences around the Reykjavík area, the band finally decided to buckle down and begin working on their debut album – “Grin & Panic.”

     “Stolen” by Rythmatik


Lyrics of “Stolen” by Rythmatik (sorry, rife with errors from best guesses)
I’m glad to say
The only prejudice
I hold in my heart
Is for people
With more money than thought

But honestly
It’s just jealousy
I’m way to way
Not to let the good life
Get the best of me

A stick up the ass
Ain’t a proper substitute for a spine
By the way you’re off kilter
And you’re causing splinters

People with broken hearts
With their liver on their sleeve
Their heart
A featherweight contender
But not by itself will remember

Well, you seem to remember yourself
Taller than this
Standing on the shoulders of
Treading for boulders

You should
Pick your words
Be kind
You’ll only speak from your heart
Or your behind

In a way you got this
Coming back, yah
Feeling the heat, boy
It’s clearer than that
It’s a shift shaker
A heart spot breaker
Scratching that itch
Like you got on your back
[Repeat]

I’m glad to say
The only prejudice
I hold in my heart
Is for people
With more money than thought

But honestly
It’s just jealousy
I’m way to way
Not to let the good life
Get the best of me

Well, I walk or run the risk
To choke on the medicine
Unless the lab coat says it’s needed
If it’s the other guy
I think I’m trying to feel it
Cause at this point
I think it could be excessive
Let’s just hope if you will follow point
The lousy death trap

In a way you got this
Coming back, yah
Feeling the heat, boy
It’s clearer than that
It’s a shift shaker
A heart spot breaker
Scratching that itch
Like you got on your back
[Repeat]


          Hate group to face off against anti-racist protesters in Toronto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Things are going to get heavy in Toronto this Saturday as duelling rallies simultaneously kick off at Nathan Phillips Square — one of them a white supremacy group arriving to decry Muslims and protest immigration, the other to decry white supremacists and racism in Canada.

Yeah. It'll be just like Twitter, in real life, but without all the death threats and d*ck pics (I hope).

Rumblings of a show-down between the two, long-feuding groups started a few weeks ago, when the founders of something called WCAI (Worldwide Coalition Against Islam) Canada announced they'd be visiting Toronto.

"After seeing how the terrorists took over Nathan Phillips Square and did an evil call to prayer we decided to take action and take Toronto back WCAI style with no mercy, no retreat and no surrender," reads a Facebook event by the Calgary-based group.

"This will be the first ever WCAI rally in Ontario and we want to make an impact. All other patriot groups are welcome to stand with us."

Such "patriot" groups are described by The Canadian Anti-Hate Network as "the most physically aggressive far-right groups like the Soldiers of Odin, Proud Boys, and the Northern Guard."

All of these groups, according to the nonprofit research organization, have extensive ties to Neo-Nazism and are known to initiate violent, unprovoked assaults at rallies like the one planned for Saturday.

"On August 11th, the Calgary-based Worldwide Coalition Against Islam is holding a rally at Nathan Phillips Square at 2PM," reads a recent post on the Anti-Hate Network's website. "Counter-demonstrators will be at the square at 1PM."

"In Toronto, counter-demonstrators usually match or outnumber far-right rallies," it continues.

"When the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam tried to host a rally in Vancouver, they were overwhelmed by 5000 peaceful anti-racist demonstrators. They haven't been back since."

A Facebook event promoted by human rights activists invites "the anti-racist majority" — citizens, workers, students and anyone else concerned about "the rising tide of anti-Muslim hate in our city" — to join them in opposition to the WCAI gathering at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday.

"Racists, neo nazis and Islamophobic groups are rallying at Toronto City Hall," it reads, "to spew hatred against Muslims, immigrants and people of colour in our communities."

"We want to raise our voices to oppose Islamophobia and racism in our community."

Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam linked to this protest on her website, stressing that no permit has been issued for the WCAI event and that none will be.

"I stand with Toronto's diverse communities in rejecting hate and division," she wrote. "Corporate Security is working with the Toronto Police Service to ensure that all those who gather at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday are safe and to ensure lawful conduct."

Posters have been popping up around town for another, similar protest organized by at least seven different anti-racist and anti-fascist groups.

That rally is called All Out Against Hate Toronto and puts great focus on the timing of WCAI's anti-Muslim rally.

"August 11th bore a warning we'd never forget — hundreds of white supremacists with lit torches marched through the University of Virginia campus, chanting anti-semitic and racist slogans while moving to encircle a small group of counterprotesters," reads the event, referring to the deadly Charlottesville riots of 2017, where a white nationalist murdered a counterprotestor.

"If Charlottesville taught us anything, it’s that the power of working-class solidarity through struggle serves as an unending beacon of justice," it continues.

"So we ask you, friends and comrades, to come out and fight with us on August 11th 2018 to show WCAI that their racism and Islamophobia will not be tolerated!"

WCAI Canada, for its part, is trying to raise funds for others in their group to travel from Calgary to Toronto for the event. 

The group's website is currently offline, but they continue to launch GoFundMe campaigns, all of which are being shut down with hours by the platform.

"The time for action is now," said WCAI Canada president Joey De Luca in a video posted to the group's Facebook page on Tuesday.

"We're coming out there, because there's just too much bullshit going on with these terrorist attacks and sexual assaults… and, you know, getting political correctness crammed down our throats to the point where we can’t even breathe."

"There's no more of these soft, anti-Trudeau, Trudeau-must-go rallies and this and that," he continued.

"We're coming out there with a hard hitting message right in your face, and then we're gunna crush political correctness where we see it, right where they stand."


          2018 Recruiting: Michael Barrett      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
2018 Recruiting: Michael Barrett Brian August 8th, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Previously: Last year's profiles. S Sammy Faustin, S German Green, CB Gemon Green, CB Vincent Gray, CB Myles "Spider" Sims, LB Cameron McGrone, DE Taylor Upshaw, DE Julius Welschof, DE Aidan Hutchinson, OL Jalen Mayfield, OL Ryan Hayes, TE Luke Schoonmaker, TE Mustapha Muhammad, WR Ronnie Bell.

 
Valdosta, GA— 6'0", 224
 

barrett

24/7 3*, #873 overall
#70 ATH, #90 GA
Rivals 3*, 5.6 rating
#69 GA
ESPN 3*, 78 rating
#49 ATH, #64 GA
Composite 3*, #753 overall
#61 ATH, #72 GA
Other Suitors GT, Neb, FSU, MSU, Tenn
YMRMFSPA Jaylen Samuels
Previously On MGoBlog Hello post from Ace.
Notes M also recruited teammate Jalen Goss.

Film

Junior:

Senior:

 

Michael Barrett is the kind of football player who gives serious thought to being a Georgia Tech quarterback. If that doesn't immediately paint a picture, you don't watch enough college football. Barrett is a high school quarterback who's an odd fit for most college teams because he's generously listed at 6-foot, shaped like a barrel, and mean as all git out. He makes perfect sense for Georgia Tech and a newly Scott-Frost-infused Nebraska. For everyone else, he takes some figuring out.

There's no better proof of this than the title of a Rivals post shortly after his commitment: "Analyst: Michael Barrett Is A Football Player." Inside we find out that Barrett is a "football player first and foremost" and "could be used in many ways." Indeed. Jim Harbaugh's initial take was more specific, and also strange:

"“Envision him getting the ball in his hands. Wide receiver, slot receiver, running back – those two areas, primarily, for him. Spent time with Anquan Boldin, who was also a high school quarterback, and I think some quarterback in college and eventually wide receiver. Somebody who can get the ball and make yards after the catch or yards after contact. A receiver who can run like a running back and I think will also have the ability to be a running back.”

Anquan Boldin showed up at the NFL combine as a 6'1", 214 pound receiver. Barrett's a couple inches shorter and already ten pounds heavier. So maybe not.

Running back? Yeah, that makes sense. He's running back shaped. As of January, Barrett said he was "mainly RB" at Michigan but would get his shot at QB, and during his recruitment it appeared that most of the school pursuing him were doing so there. Tennessee was comparing him to Alvin Kamara, a 5'10, 215-pound ball-of-knives kind of tailback, and that's a pretty good shout.

Quarterback? Probably not, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that he's a useful option in short yardage and the redzone. His highlights above... I mean, he could definitely play QB for Rich Rod. His stats are... uh... significantly better than Joe Milton's:

Barrett has been terrific under center over the last two seasons completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,705 yards and 16 touchdowns to just two interceptions with another 1,195 yards rushing and 13 scores. As a junior he emerged as a name to know with a 62-percent completion rate and 2,753 yards passing and 27 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He also gained 1,283 yards and scored 21 more times.

And then there's defense. Barrett recently tweeted that he's playing both ways, and his dad told 24/7 that "first he's going to have special packages at quarterback and then they want to use him at the viper position." And he might be too big for viper already? Maybe? I don't know. When Florida State started poking around their 24/7 analysts said Willie Taggart liked Barrett as an offensive weapon... and a middle linebacker, where he played as an underclassman. (There are also scattered LB snaps in his junior highlight reel above.)

Let's just go with Ace's theory: "thicc Curtis Samuel."

[After THE JUMP: scanty scouting and Lorenz banging the table]

The positional uncertainty probably has a little something to do with the fact that the 7A player of the year in a quality region of Georgia was somewhat lightly recruited. Aside from the folks looking for an option quarterback, schools interested included West Virginia, Tennessee, and MSU, with Florida State inviting him to campus late in the cycle but not pulling the trigger on an offer. Probably. The 24/7 guys say they didn't; Barrett's dad said they did.

Another factor was Barrett's lack of camp exposure. 24/7 included him in a couple of "camp preview" articles as a projected attendee but he was not mentioned at all in the aftermath of the two big Atlanta camps. Whether that's because he was playing QB and he's not the kind of guy to catch the eye or he didn't actually go I don't know. He does have a 4.67 40 listed, so maybe?

There's very little scouting out there for a prominent player on a good GA team. ESPN's underclass eval brings in yet another position:

May not be a QB for everyone, but is a dynamic runner. Plays faster than his listed times. Looks and moves like a tailback. Has good size and should continue to fill out. May be a SS at the next level. Good overall quickness and agility. ... May not be a burner.

He's A Football Analyst did offer up a couple of notes similar to ESPN's declaration that Barrett "looks and moves like a tailback."

"He is a natural ball carrier, he runs with good instincts and he is tough to get a big hit on because he runs low to the ground. ...great in space, he is a hard runner and he is a versatile football player."

As did Opposing Coach:

“He’s actually a speedy, shifty running back, but is also a guy who can hurt you between the tackles,” Andrews said. “He runs very well behind his pads and has enough speed to pull away from people. He’s just an all-around special talent. While I was watching film on him prior to our game, ‘explosive’ was the first word that came to mind."

And Touch The Banner:

...thicker than the average high school six-footer. ... strong runner. He uses the long-lost art of the stiff-arm, and he’s not afraid to lower his shoulder to punish defenders. He has good vision and some change-of-direction ability. As a quarterback, he has some pretty good mechanics and a strong, accurate arm with touch, but his height is an issue ... lacks great long speed. He has good acceleration and runs hard, but he’s going to get tracked down from behind.

And that's honestly about it aside from Steve Lorenz's repeated insistence that Barrett is Lorenz's personal Sleeper of The  Year:

...one source mentioned the Georgia native as a potential year-one contributor for Michigan this season. He continues to be my personal pick to outdo his recruiting ranking by the time he leaves Ann Arbor.

For real:

...the Khaleke Hudson of the class: a prospect whose recruiting ranking is mystifying if you turn on the film and just watch what he does with the ball in his hands. ...from what we've been told, it appears the staff wants to use Barrett as more of an 'offensive weapon' type prospect.

We have to see if he can catch first—one downside of taking a QB and projecting him into a Swiss army role is that he's completely bereft of any blocking or catching experience. That will slow him down. But I more or less see what ESPN and Lorenz do: a guy with more zip than his numbers imply and a great shake at college weight already.

Etc.: nope.

Why Jaylen Samuels? Samuels, who went to NC State and was recently drafted by the Steelers, is the most prominent and possibly only recent college football player who can credibly claim to be a combo RB/FB/TE/slot receiver:

He even threw three passes. Samuels (6-foot, 223) is an identical fit physically and was a spectacularly nondescript recruit ranked #2680 by 24/7. When Michigan talks about using Barrett as an all-purpose offensive weapon they're hopefully thinking more along the lines you can see above than running a glorified wildcat package. Samuels caught an astounding 65 passes a year from 2015 to 2017 and added about that many carries; he was very Offensive Weapon and not a tailback.

Other comparables include a half-dozen people at several positions. If he settles into a running back role, De'Veon Smith. If he's more of a move TE, Aaron Shea. If he's a linebacker, James Ross or Devin Bush.

Guru Reliability: Low? I don't know how this dude who got a reasonable number of P5 offers has almost literally no scouting other than some shrugs about his position.

Variance: Moderate. "Where does he play?" is a valid issue and might slow him down as Michigan punches him at various places. Hands and blocking total question marks. OTOH, college sized already and seems easy to slot him in at RB.

Ceiling: High-minus. I agree with ESPN that his tape doesn't look like a guy in the high 4.6 range. He blazes by folks playing at a high level of Georgia high school ball; he looks explosive and jump-cut capable at 215.

General Excitement Level: High-minus. Barrett barely missed being the sleeper of the year because he could get lost in the shuffle at various positions and doesn't have a clear and obvious path to the field like Schoonmaker, but it was a close call.

Projection: Barrett's certainly big enough to play as a freshman if Michigan can just figure out what they want to do with him. His best chance for immediate playing time is on offense, where anyone with a unique skill set can have a package to take advantage of it. Also, Hudson and Bush are hard guys to chip playing time off of even for veterans.

Long term Barrett is probably going to settle in as a tailback. He's shaped like one, he's done a lot of running, and in his junior film he looks much more natural throwing in some wiggle downfield than he does as a linebacker who has to stop and redirect 180 degrees with some frequency. I'd love to see Michigan pull off that Jaylen Samuels approach, but Samuels is currently sui generis for a reason.

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August 8th, 2018 at 5:04 PM ^

Kid's arm isn't too bad, saw some pretty good throws.  Love some jet sweep/pass option or use that RichRod play where Denard would fake the qb option and pull back and pass.  I think this kid being already college shaped, he could see some packages this year.  Funny how kids like this kinda slip through the cracks, hopefully we get to see a lil bit of him this year.

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August 8th, 2018 at 5:05 PM ^

Barrett has the potential to be a Khalid Hill or Blake Bell like touchdown machine. Put him in a wildcat package on short yardage, with Mason, Evans and three tight ends. Barrett is a credible threat to throw the ball up to one of the tight ends or hit a delayed screen to one of the backs. Also it gives you an extra blocker.

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          Certainly Not Draftageddon 2018: Offensive Line      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Certainly Not Draftageddon 2018: Offensive Line Seth August 8th, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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New format this year: all the arguments over bad offensive linemen, none of the drafts

Previously: Quarterbacks and Running Backs, Receivers and Tight Ends

Brian: I dunno guys let's just pick Wisconsin.

Seth: You do that every year.

BiSB: Dibs on the big white guy.

Brian: Am i wrong?

Seth: Sigh, not this time.

Ace:

Athlon has four of their five starters as first-teamers and I have a very hard time finding fault with that.

BiSB: Beau Benzensomething is the real deal. He could be an All-American.

Ace: And one could argue he’s their third-best starter. LT David Edwards stepped in pretty seamlessly for Ryan Ramczyk and is getting potential first-round hype. C-turned-RT Michael Deiter is really good, too.

Seth: Flip those, Ace: Edwards plays RT and Deiter is at LT because Hornibrook makes everything reversed.

Ace: Ah, right. Was going by NFL positions. Stupid Mr. Tight Windows.

Seth: Randy Rivers

Brian: Oooh that's a good one.

Brian: How you gonna name your kid "Bo" but make it French if your kid is going to be a Wisconsin OL?

Ace: The last name makes up for it. It has five consonants in a row.

BiSB: Deiter and Edwards are both really good, but watch Benzschawel against Michigan last year. He REAL good.

Ace: Yeah, his draft stock may be down just based on position. He’s excellent. We should also probably name the other first-team Wisconsin OL: C Tyler Biadasz, who allowed Deiter to kick outside with no problem.

Seth: And the other guard, Jonathan Dietzen, who was 6-6/340 and probably 20 pounds more than that by now. He just moves people.

BiSB: Stupid sexy Wisconsin offensive line.

Ace: That SI cover is pure Badger porn.

Brian: Does it make you horni?

Ace: SO, ANY NON-BADGERS

[Does anyone else in the conference have an offensive lineman who doesn't suck? Find out, AFTER THE JUMP!!!]

 

BiSB: ...actually, no?

Ace: MICHAEL JORDAN?

(NTMJ)

Seth: Ummm... He's not a sucky freshman anymore but he's had a very Kalis-ian career.

BiSB: The other reason Wisconsin's line is such a no-brainer is that the rest of the Big Ten is remarkably light on major talents.

Ace: It’s good to remember that Kalis is more an exception than a rule for guys who see the field early.

Brian: Yeah there's no outlier NFL prospect somewhere weird.

BiSB: Not big on Tariq Cole?

Ace: Yeah, it’s hard to pick guys, unless you believe the somewhat-extant Cole hype that seemed louder last year. But that may just be that PFF stopped doing college stuff for the most part.

Brian: I don't see what that has to do with Big Ten OL

Ace: Fair point.

Seth: Indiana has one decent tackle and one really bad one. It's been kind of funny though to read the hype around both of them because they've been starting for so long.

Brian: I'm gonna be honest here guys, without the prospect of mercilessly humiliating you my OL research has been less deep than usual.

Seth: IU's on the Frey fumes still.

Ace: It’s also really a weak year unless a lot of guys break through. The B1G needs a lot of guys who played early and weren’t very good like Coy Cronk and Ben Bredeson and whatnot to break out.

Seth: Brandon Knight is the one who's decent and might be good with another year's removal from tight end. Cronk is the one Gary was telling Winovich "flip! flip!" and Winovich was all "No, it's my turn!"

Brian: Damian Prince maybe? Maryland has a couple of potential dudes.

Seth: Maryland has all guards.

Ace: Yeah, he came to mind.

Brian: Okay but guards are good to have.

Ace: Maryland’s problem is several of them play tackle.

Seth: One has to play center too.

Ace: Derwin Gray is another guy who had a lot of recruiting hype and hasn’t delivered yet.

Brian: I and all of Maryland's QBs in the infirmary are aware, but could have a couple guards!

Seth: I made a highlight video last year of Maryland centers flipping snaps over their QBs' heads.

Brian: Brand was so short that's understandable? We should stop talking about this.

BiSB: /waves tiny "we had guards" flag

Seth: You know who Maryland has? Terrance Davis.

Ace: Ugh. Some guys are listing, uh, the other Prince—OSU’s Isaiah Prince.

Seth: That guy! I put together a rather extensive photo collection of him getting beat while assembling HTTV:

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Ace: Is this the year PSU has some guys? I know they have talent. Ryan Bates emerged last year for PSU and he’s still on the come-up.

BiSB: So, I guess I have to ask: is it possible despite [waves arm in general direction of 2017], picking guys from Michigan's offensive line wouldn't be insane?

Brian: I mean we joke about all the guards, but, like...

 

Seth: Bates is a good one, and I trust their OL coach, Matt Limegrover, to get a jump forward from a lot of young 4-star types they've accumulated.

Brian: And that's in the terrifying division.

heeeeees a tackle

read the tweet

Seth: The Maryland and PSU PFF stats for OL have the same problem that led me down the Tariq Cole rabbit hole last year: When the ball is out of the backfield in 0.5 seconds the OL get good pressure metrics. They're not worthless, but those take context. Maryland was a screen and screen and line up with a covered receiver and run out the backside offense. Meanwhile Penn State fans (at least the ones who don't use baby talk and wonder aloud if Franklin's a better coach than Nick Saban) lol when you give them positive metrics about their OL and point to Barkley dancing around four yards in the backfield.

Ace: Yeah, even as the guy who took Damian Prince in ’geddon 17, I don’t think he’s that good at pass blocking.

Brian: That's true. But it's not like we're shoving over a bunch of other candidates. Cole Chewins might be 280+ this year?

Ace: The options are quite limited, however. Northwestern’s Tommy Doles, anyone?

Seth: Northwestern fans would trade their entire offensive line for Michigan's I'm staying away from that.

Ace: Yikes.

Brian: Really?

Seth: They're really down on their OL coach right now.

Ace: Yeah, I feel like that’s mostly on Mick McCall. MSU’s David Beedle was third-team all-conference last year. I’m running out of guys to name before I get to ED WARINNER COULD SHAKE UP THIS LIST A BIT.

Seth: Nebraska has a good guard: Tanner Farmer. He's so surrounded by ineptitude he got lost last year but Frost will know how to maximize that.

Ace: Given the competition, it’s hard to rule out Cesar Ruiz making a run at a spot.

BiSB: Upside-wise, I'd take Ruiz over anyone not wearing Badger red.

Brian: Yeah. I feel like we're leaving out a clearly very good OSU OL.

Seth: OSU has to tell us who that's going to be.

BiSB: They lost the known quantities. They're have some dudes, but we're not 100% sure we know who they will be.

Ace: Their returning starters: Jordan, Demetrius Knox, Brandon Bowen, Isaiah Prince. And I think Bowen got hurt again?

BiSB: Okay, so they lost Billy Price.

Ace: And Jamarco Jones.

Seth: I think Bowen will be back for Michigan but for now center and left tackle are open battles.

Ace: Guys split time so they some quasi-starters back.

They have a ton of talented young guys but the proven ones are, weirdly, Jordan and Prince. From Bill C’s preview:

The Buckeyes do have to replace Rimington Trophy-winning Billy Price and all-conference left tackle Jamarco Jones. For most teams, that would be crippling. But all-conference guard Michael Jordan and third-team all-conference tackle Isaiah Prince are back, two other upperclassmen (Demetrius Knox and Brandon Bowen) have combined for 14 starts, and — again — there are blue-chippers in wait: redshirt freshmen Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers, incoming freshmen Nicholas Petit-Frere and Matthew Jones, etc.

BiSB: Still, OSU had their highest per-carry average since 2013 last year.

Ace: It’s time to consider that Isaiah Prince isn’t bad anymore, I guess.

Brian: I think we're hesitant on Prince because he was really terrible two years ago.

Ace: Yeah.

BiSB: Ditto Jordan?

Ace: As first-year players are wont to be. And yeah, same with MJ. He did beat out some talented competition (recruiting-wise) as a true freshman.

Brian: True freshman though. Because OSU those guys will be second-team All Big Ten. Wisconsin is first team.

Seth: Thayer Munford is the most likely left tackle for OSU by the way. He could leap to first team.

Ace: Yeah, I’m more looking at Wyatt Davis or Josh Myers as potential third-teamers.

BiSB: Where does Ben Bredeson fall in this mix?

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[Fuller]

Ace: Bredeson was second-team last year, even though I believe UFR wouldn’t bear that out.

Brian: Wait what? Bredeson was very mediocre.

Ace: It was a strange pick.

Seth: Longtime starter and the people who vote for those things don't look that closely at things like Clayton Thorson averaging 4 yards per play, let alone who's missing the stunt pickups.

Ace: I wouldn’t rule out him actually earning it this year. He’s added a lot of weight.

Brian: Anything could happen with Michigan's interior line and I wouldn't be too surprised.

Ace: And if—if—Onwenu can get through a game at full go….

Seth: And he was the first guy out of camp to have a starting job locked down when Michigan has a competition at the other guard spot.

Brian: The tackles will be bad, the interior OL could be bad, good, or killer.

BiSB: And Bredeson's still only 20, despite this being his 6th or 7th year on the roster. Unless Grant Newsome reverse-Poochie-departs-for-his-own-planet, I fear tackle will remain a problem.

Seth: We get to roll on James Hudson and maybe Andrew Stueber still.

Ace: Even a best-case scenario doesn’t have those guys in the all-conference conversation.

Seth: Oh, right. I'm just talking myself off this ledge over here.

Ace: We’re just hoping for Not Terrible.

BiSB: JBB is still... uh... properly shaped?

Brian: Iowa has Tristan Wirfs, who looks like an NFL tackle.

BiSB: There's no way that is a real name.

Ace: Maybe in Star Trek?

Seth: Think he was Han Solo's bestie in a fanfic.

Ace: We’ve already named every returning all-conference lineman from first to third team. I bet there’s at least a couple alpaca-out-of-nowhere spots when we look at the list at the end of the season.

Seth: Hudson and Stueber, book it!

BiSB: Purdue will have someone, maybe?

Ace: Their center, Kirk Barron, has been solid for a while.

Seth: Also Michigan State has yet another Allen brother.

BiSB: If Michigan State's offensive line is famous for two things, one of them is definitely having an Allen brother.

Brian: Wirfs and Alaric Jackson are fairly good bets to alpaca. Both passed veteran starters last year as first and second year players, respectively, and are giant. Jackson also got passed over by Drevno so he's got that going for him.

Ace: Speaking of interior linemen, Iowa has Keegan Render, who’s getting some hope and sliding to center to replace an NFL player in James Daniels.

BiSB: I may or may not be willing to roll with Wisconsin's second string line, sight unseen.

Ace: Is Cole Van Lanen even starting? Because he would at Michigan. And unless he kicks Deiter inside he’s gonna be their third tackle this year.

Seth: Since Deiter can play anywhere I think the question is more do they start Van Lanen and have Deiter ready to replace anyone. I wonder if we can get Wisconsin to trade one of them to us for Ted Nugent.

Ace: I would like Wisconsin’s problems. We have too many good linemen and our division sucks.

BiSB: Surely they would take a Tight End for a 6th lineman?

Seth: /giphy Wisconsin problems

MGOBLOG'S ALL-BIG TEN OFFENSIVE LINE SORRY SORRY THIS IS BAD

BiSB: /waits for someone else to type the long-ass Wisconsin names

Seth: Beau Beanklj klsdjfklasjdflk/L/QJWEKL/FJWEK/LFJASDKLFJASD;LKFJALK;SDJ FLKASJF

TACKLES:

Tm Brian Seth Ace BiSB
1st David Edwards (WIS) David Edwards (WIS) David Edwards (WIS) David Edwards (WIS)
Isaiah Prince (OSU) Ryan Bates (PSU) Isaiah Prince (OSU) Michael Deiter (WIS)
2nd Ryan Bates (PSU) Cole Van Lanen (WIS) Michael Deiter (WIS) Ryan Bates (PSU)
Michael Deiter (WIS) Isaiah Prince (OSU) Ryan Bates (PSU) Isaiah Prince (OSU)
3rd Tariq Cole (RU) Tariq Cole (RU) Brandon Knight (IU Damian Prince (MD)
Tristan Wirfs (IOWA) Brandon Knight (IU) Tariq Cole (RU) Branden Bowen (OSU)
4th Alaric Jackson (IOWA) Branden Bowen (OSU) Coy Cronk (IU) (shrugs) Tariq Cole (RU)
Damian Prince (MD) Alaric Jackson (IOWA) Damian Prince (MD) (shrugs bigger) Tommy Doles (NW)

Seth: A couple observations from FFFFs last year: Coy Cronk is terrible, full stop. Damian Prince was at right tackle and given TE help and tackle over alignments all the time because he was basically Onwenu asked to play tackle--I'd take left tackle Derwin Gray over him even though Gray isn't very good either and graded out slightly below Prince to PFF.

This is not the Draftageddon tradition of me picking a fight with Ace over the best worst offensive lineman because there is no good answer for 4th team at tackle. I'm going with "new starter who was behind Jamarco Jones last year" and "freshman all-B1G guy at the one thing Kirk Ferentz does well" because those sound like marginally better bad answers.

BiSB:

At 0:59, I give you (a) Cronk is bad, (b) Poor Damn Rashan Gary

GUARDS

Tm Brian Seth Ace BiSB
1st Beau Benzschawel (WIS) Beau Benzschawel (WIS) Beau Benzschawel (WIS) Beau Benzschawel (WIS)
Jonathan Dietzen (WIS) Michael Deiter (WIS) Michael Jordan (OSU) Michael Jordan (OSU)
2nd Tanner Farmer (NEB) Michael Jordan (OSU) Tanner Farmer (NEB) Jonathan Dietzen (WIS)
Michael Jordan (OSU) Ben Bredeson (MICH) David Beedle (MSU) Tanner Farmer (NEB)
3rd David Beedle (MSU) Jonathan Dietzen (WIS) Jonathan Dietzen (WIS) Ben Bredeson (MICH)
Terrance Davis (MD) Steven Gonzalez (PSU) Ben Bredeson (MICH) David Beedle (MSU)
4th Ben Bredeson (MICH) Tanner Farmer (NEB) Steven Gonzalez (PSU) Mike Onwenu (MICH)
Steven Gonzalez (PSU) Terrance Davis (MD) Mike Onwenu (MICH) Terrance Davis (MD)

CENTER

Tm Brian Seth Ace BiSB
1st Tyler Biadasz (WIS) Tyler Biadasz (WIS) Tyler Biadasz (WIS) Tyler Biadasz (WIS)
2nd Kirk Barron (PU) Cesar Ruiz (MICH) Keegan Render (IOWA) Kirk Barron (PU)
3rd Connor McGovern (PSU) Keegan Render (IOWA) Connor McGovern (PSU) Cesar Ruiz (MICH)
4th Cesar Ruiz (MICH) Kirk Barron (PU) Cesar Ruiz (MICH) Keegan Render (IOWA)

Michigan4Life

August 8th, 2018 at 4:18 PM ^

Hornibrook is the one who will decide on how far Wisconsin will go this season. He's a noodle armed QB with a penchant for throwing a lot of INTs. If Hornibrook can cut down on INTs, Wisconsin will be a tough out. I just don't trust Hornibrook especially when he has to face elite defense.

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August 8th, 2018 at 1:03 PM ^

Well, it's good to know that everyone not named Wisconsin and OSU is looking at just as bleak of an OLine situation. Plus, we have some guys I like and Ed Warriner. If anyone can unlock average tackle play and really get the interior O-line to full BEAST mode, it's him. It's not Michigan 1999, but I'll take it.

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August 8th, 2018 at 1:12 PM ^

They've finally caught on that Cronk is bad! I watched kids from the smallest schools in Indiana go around him, and Purdue basically ignore him despite him being in their backyard. IU was just desperate for linemen, and he was approximately the right size and available.

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August 8th, 2018 at 1:30 PM ^

On the one hand, this is very promising to see all these terrible OL's knowing they have to go against our defense. So big win there!

On the other hand, not feeling great about our OL. But I haven't felt great about our OL in over 10 years, so (insert shrug emoji). 

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Ziff72

August 8th, 2018 at 2:32 PM ^

I think even our own homer bloggers are forgetting that picking up stunts is only a portion of the skill set needed to play OL and that Michigan's line actually blocked pretty well running the ball.

I can't guarantee great pass protection this year but we are going to maul people.

Let's look at things that help or hurt pass protection and see if we get better.

Actual Oline skill- 4 returning starters.  Better

RB Blocking-2 returning starters.  Better

TE Blocking- Mulitple returning players.   Better

Ability to run ball- See above.  Better

QB mobility- Better

QB Awareness-  Better

WR ability- Better

I don't see how anyone can argue any of these points but still people still like thinking...disaster!!!

This doesn't take into account a possible Warriner effect.

Everyone channel their inner Aaron Rodgers and RELAX!

 

 

 

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MichiganTeacher

August 8th, 2018 at 3:40 PM ^

Yeah, as Gameboy said, our passing offense wasn't just bad last year. It was abysmal. Historically terrible. Glaringly bad. Cripple the running game bad. Put your defense in an exhausted hole bad.

I'm not sure panic is the right word because we knew it was coming as soon as we didn't hear out of spring ball HUDSON GETS IT or some equally great news.

I expect the passing game to be somewhat better because we will scheme around our tackles. But it's tough to see the kind of season that we want with our tackles they way they are.

Of course, there are those rumors from what this site would call the 'edge of the internet' that Warinner has already put Mayfield as the starting RT. That would actually be good news in my opinion. We will see.

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August 8th, 2018 at 3:35 PM ^

To make it even scarier, most Wisconsin depth charts don't even have Jon Dietzen starting. Ourlads.com, Badgerofhonor.com, and Madison.com all list the starting line from LT to RT as Cole Van Lanen - Michael Dieter - Tyler Biadasz - Beau Benzschabelskdglkhwel - David Edwards. 

That said, Dietzen was one of the five on the SI cover (Van Lanen wasn't) and has more starting experience.

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The Michigan All-Numbers Team: Defense Seth August 7th, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Previously:

This week: We continue picking the best number for each position with the defensive side. Offense is here.

Rules: It's what you wore when you contributed there. Starts, stats, big plays, etc.

All photos from priceless resource UM Bentley Library unless stated otherwise. All-Americans highlighted.

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A Short History of Defensive Positions

My goal so this wouldn't just be some useless offseason #content was to include all players since they started having numbers in the '20s. That way it's not just "here's the guys we remember from the last 10 years."

That makes defense WAY harder to do this (correctly) than for offense. Great two-way players are best known for their offensive feats and were typically listed with their offensive positions, for example Benny Friedman played quarterback on offense but halfback (cornerback) on defense. Defensive positions have changed dramatically over the years, and what you call a thing often takes another generation to change after the job has changed (for a taste, watch this 1940s defensive tutorial).

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From the '30s to the '60s centers, fullbacks and one of the guards played linebacker. One safety played in the parking lot to deter quick punts because offenses would take a 50-yard field position swing over possession any day.

Transition periods are good for new position names and player nicknames—we're going through one now with Viper—but tough on roster data. Exempli gratia: the starter data list Dominic Tedesco and John Anderson as defensive ends in 1976. In 1977 they were both starters again but now at "outside linebacker."

No, Michigan didn't "switch" that year from a 5-2 defense to a 3-4. They just fixed the glitch. This gets especially troublesome when you consider how often shifts put 3-4 "tackles" on the edge. I mean, they called Mark Messner a tackle his whole career, even though he spent that career aligned up like so:

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#60 at the bottom

Since the jobs haven't changed nearly as much as the names, I'm going to do defense by job description.

[After THE JUMP: The numbers.]

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Nose Tackle (Down Guard, Middle Guard, Nose Guard) #96

Will Carr, Ryan Glasgow, Bob Kolesar as an underclassman

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[Right: Upchurch]

My new rules made this hard: a lot of HM options and no clear winner. The top three were especially close: Martin and Glasgow were very similar players, and Carr was better than Bo's early '70s starter Greg Ellis, but #68 has (the better years of) a Seven-Oaks post, and 96 includes a guy from when I was at school that we try not to talk about. And I wanted to go with 54 because one should take every opportunity to mention Donnie Warner, since Michigan had a non-scumbag, non-loser, non-bench player who was the same size as Rudy with a tougher life story starting on a better defense because Warner was friggin' Sherlock Holmes at knowing offensive linemen tells.

Ultimately I nodded toward the more recent two because we can still talk about the 1940s star who wore this number as a sophomore. Bob "The Maulin' Medical Man" Kolesar was the backside guard (with Julius Franks the frontside) and played on or off the line depending of if Michigan was in its 6-2 or 5-3 alignment. However he only did that for a few games in 1940 before switching to #68. He would later try to stay in med school while enlisted in the U.S. Army and technically on the Detroit Lions. He also kicked off a legacy: Bob's distant cousin Bill played tackle for Michigan in the '50s, Bill's son John Kolesar, a receiver, played with Harbaugh. John's son Caden is a 2019 DB/ATH at St. Ed's with mostly MAC offers who might end up at Northwestern.

Nex let's talk about Will Carr, an All-American in 1996 who can only be googled by including the words "Jason Horn." Carr can take credit for some of that, as Horn wracked up 11 sacks and 18 TFLs in '95 with Carr sucking up doubles. He also lined up at fullback some, though he tended to fumble when he had the ball. Fortunately he lost control after he broke the plane on this one.

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And Ryan Glasgow was the best of the Glasgows. Remember when about this time one year there were practice reports that Glasgow was ahead of Ondre Pipkins? Larry Harrison was a planetoid starter until he was kicked off the team for creepiness.

#68: Mike Martin (2009-'11), Greg Ellis (1971-'72), and Robert Kolesar (1941-'42). FYI 1947-'48 star OG Stu Wilkins played linebacker on defense when Crisler wasn't inventing the platoon system to get him off the field)
#54: Steve Graves (1976-'77), Donnie Warner (1973), Ernest Pederson Jr. (1936)

All backups no starters number:
#61: Alex Callahan (1957-'58), (Donald Dugger 1951, '53), Lloyd Henevald (1948-'49), John Gallagher (1943), Stanley Broadnax (1965), Nate Rodgers (1983-'84)

Enough of these:
#93 is the jersey they give planetoids who don't pan out: Alex Ofili, Jason Kates, Marques Slocum, Ray Edmonds, Erik Knuth, Jason Ptak, and Ron Kocan—they all share Ofili's single start.

Bring it back:
#65: It had a great run after Dominic Tomasi then went to backups in the '70s and disappeared thereafter.

Defensive Tackle (DT, 3T, 3-4 DE, 4-3 under 5T) #11

Francis Wistert, Albert Wistert, Alvin Wistert

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So 60 has Messner, and Buster Stanley. 97 has Hutch and a pair of decent early 2000s DTs. 77 has two All-Americans, one of whom goes by "Sheriff" because prior to playing for Michigan Milan Lazetich was the sheriff of his Montana town.

But we have to talk about the Wisterts, who mic-dropped their retired number for this position before we even got to the second half of the 20th century. The Wisterts would be the Hughes family if all three played for Michigan (Jack after 10 years of doing manual labor). Except it was football, and they all played both ways in three different eras: Francis for Kipke, Albert for Crisler, and Alvin for Oosterbaan. All three were All-Americans. All three are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Between them they have four national championships.

Francis "Whitey" Wistert was the eldest of five children of Lithuanian immigrants—their father was a police officer killed in the line of duty when Whitey was 15. At 6'2"/210 he was big for his era, a star on the offensive line. In an era of misdirection on misdirection Whitey defensively was particularly hard to fool. Third brother Albert "Ox" Wistert was the most talented and second to play for Michigan. His line play was cited as the reason Michigan beat Notre Dame in '42, a game that was only slightly less important than the War. Second bro Alvin "Moose" Wistert was the third to come to Michigan, the largest of the three, and the least likely to end up a Michigan football star. Moose dropped out of high school worked in a factory until WWII, when he served in the Marines. He took the GI bill to Boston University at Age 30 then transferred to Michigan. He was the defensive star of the championship '47 and '48 teams, and captain of the '49 team, at 33.

Other contenders:
#72 Robert Wahl, Jim Orwing (1955-'57), Bill Pritula ('46-'48), James Balog (1952-'53), Clement Bauman (1944), John Yanz (1963-'64)
#60: Mark Messner, Buster Stanley, Grant Bowman
#97 Chris Hutchinson, Shawn Lazarus, Will Johnson, Jeff Perlinger, Chris Ziemann
#68: Albert Wistert for a year, Stu Wilkins, Gregory Ellis
#75 : Bill Yearby, Bruce Hilkene, Richard Williams, Ralph Stribe, Doug Troszak, William Kolesar
#76: Trent Zenkewicz, Tom Johnson, Ed Meads, Jon Schopf, Mike Leoni, Ralph Kohl, Charles Ruzicka
#61: Alex Callahan, Don Dugger, John Marcum, John Gallagher, Lloyd Heneveld, Nate Rogers
#90: Ninef Aghakhan, Norman Heuer, Michael Keller, Juaquin Feazell, Chris Godfrey, Vinny DeFelice

Enough of these:
So much of recent history had Greg Mattison or Brady Hoke coaching the DL and they're really good at finding and developing this kind of guy. Plus, like, do you want a number nobody's worn since 1969 (74?). All numbers are open for DTs.

Bring it back:
#91: Josh Williams had 34 starts, only two other tackles have worn it.
#39: Henry Hill, Edwin Poorman Will Heininger. Everyone who wore it started.
#80: Alan Branch is all alone.
#11: Surely we can find a dollop of Wistertian blood today to be worthy of unretiring this. Cross with some Glasgow genes and let's goooooo!

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Defensive End/Edge: #56

LaMarr Woodley (2003-'06), James Hall (1997-'99), Bill Hewitt (1929-'31), Edgar Madsen (1924)

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This is a weird position grouping: I included all work done as a 4-3 defensive end (4-3 under 5-techs went with the DTs) all the way out to 3-4 OLBs, so we're including weakside ends, SAMs, and all of those 5-2 Oklahoma ends from the '60s and '70s. Basically guys expected to pass rush and hold the edge of the line.

I think when I announced I was doing this people figured #56 would take this position because of Woodley and Hall. Once glance below at the competition should tell you that wouldn't have cut it. The number nearly disappeared when budding star sophomore end Edgar Madsen suddenly died of pneumonia in 1924:

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…and the Daily suggested his number be retired.

What did put them over the top was Bill Hewitt, an NFL hall of famer, whose number 56 was retired by the Chicago Bears when he left as the last NFL player to refuse to wear a helmet. He played end and fullback for Michigan and was the MVP of the '31 team that had Maynard Morrison, Charles Bernard, Harry Newman, Ted Petoskey, and a Wistert on it.

After Hewitt, reserve end Chester Stabovitz (name team!) then 1937-'38 starter Vincent Valek wore it.

James Hall burst into opponents' backfields by earning a starting job as a true sophomore in 1997. As with Woodley, they'd call Hall an "RLB" as the weakside end of Michigan's base 4-3 Under; Hall went on to a productive NFL career as an undersized yet unblockable edge rusher. As for Woodley, here's an insane and grainy video that includes videogame clips until Wolverine Historian makes us a better one:

Other contenders:
#86 John Anderson (1975-'77), Martin Davis (1990-'92), Gene Knutson (1952-'53), Gary Prahst (1957-'58), Oswald Clark (1948-'50), Bob Brown (1962), Steve Thibert (1985-'87) Donald Eeaton (1972-'73)
#47: Bennie Oosterbaan, Jake Ryan
#81: Glen Steele (1994-'97) the half of the time they weren't in an under, Dan Jilek (1974-'75), Mike Rotunno (1954-'55), John Halstead (1958-'59), Gene Topp (1951-'53), John Henderson (1963), Bob Boshoven (1957)
#99: Robert Thompson (1979-'82), Dominic Tedesco (1975-'77), Pierre Woods (2002-'05), Jake Frysinger (2001)
#88: Elmer Madar (1942-'46), Craig Roh (2009-'12), Harry Allis (1948-'50) Ron Kocan (1962), Bill Freehan (1960), Bob Rennebohm (1943)
#91: Matt Dyson (1991-'93), Tom Seabron (1976-'78), Walt Williamson (1971-'73), Rondell Biggs (2004-'06), Phil Seymour (1970), David Ray (1950-'51)
#55: Brandon Graham (2006-'09), Dale Keitz (1977-'78), Jibreel Black (2010-'11), Rasheed Simmons (1994-'96), and bits from Gannon Dudlar, Dhani Jones and Cecil Pryor
#90: Tim Jamison (2007-'08), Jake Ryan (2011), Michael Keller (1969), Juaquin Feazell (1996-'98)
#6: Paul Goebel as a junior (1921—he wore #1 in his All-American year), Victor Hobson (1999-2002), David Bowens (1995-'96), Prescott Burgess (played SAM in 2005)

Enough of these:
#95: That one Alain Kashama game is carrying this alone. Whiffs including Patrick Kratus, Chris Rock and Bob Rosema
#93: Three starts by soph and jr Mike Lemirade in the '80s are the contributions from 20 seasons of edge guys wearing this, most recently Chris Rodgers and Lawrence Marshall (who'll contribute at DT this year if he ever does)

Bring it back:
#6: The four guys above are the only edge players to wear it, and single digits are cool.

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Middle Linebacker: #37

Jarrett Irons (1993-'96), Erick Anderson (1988-'91), Tony Rio (1957-'59), Tom Kee (1972), Chris Graham (2005-'07), Zach Kaufman (2000-'03), Mel Anthony (1963), and Jake Ryan as a redshirting freshman

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I'm sorry, but if you were expecting another number to stand for Michigan middle linebackers you shouldn't have sent a guy born in 1979 to make the picks. I'm all about the doom squirrel archetype that Larry Foote and Ian Gold pioneered after, but there was something about a thumpin' neck-rolled bad-ass screaming up the middle and ending a guy that shaped my early understanding for good defense, and that's all thanks to Mr. Anderson and Mr. Irons. Anderson doesn't have a highlight reel but start The Game of 1991 at 12:00 and start counting how often 37 is around the ball.

With Anderson still fresh in memory, Irons came up, and starting tackling everything in sight. He was named captain his junior year in 1995 and by the end of 1996 he led Michigan in career tackles. I might have written in my high school paper that Sam Sword should switch to 37 in '97 since 93 is a weird number for a linebacker.

Here are all the MLBs, WLBs, plus fullbacks (the original linebackers), centers (the original middle linebackers), and a handful of 5-3 era right guards. Tony Rio, who also played some offense but let Gene Sisinyak take most of those snaps, lost most of his junior year in '58 for leading gambling ring. Rio pled to a misdemeanor and came back to captain the '59 team, when his famous luck led to a nine fumble recoveries.

Mel Anthony switched to full-time offense in 1963 when the NCAA eased the 1952 platooning restrictions but he was a good linebacker before that. Tom Kee was a 2nd team All-American to both the AP and UPI in 1972 playing weakside linebacker in Bo's 5-2 defense that gave up just 57 points all year and would have finished unbeaten but for a legendary referee jobbing in Columbus.

More recently we've had Chris Graham, who is not related to Brandon and should definitely not be lined up on a slot receiver, but was a decent and longtime starter. Zach Kaufman too was rather unheralded for mostly okay play, but his reputation was salvaged by the drop-off in WLB play after he was injured in 2002.

Other contenders:
#48: President Gerald R. Ford (1932-'34), Desmond Morgan (2012-'14), Jack Weisenburger (1946-'47), Dave Dobreff (1990-'93)
#33 Mike Taylor (1970-'71), Don Lund (1942-'44), Carl Russ (1973-'74), Wayne Sparkman (1962-'63), Tom Peterson (1947-'48), James Byers (1957), Marrell Evans (2008)
#57: Maynard Morrison (1929-'31), Tim Anderson (1983-'84), James Dickey (1958), Chris Singletary (1997-'98)
#53: Dick O'Shaughnessy (1951-'53), Jerry Goebel (1955-'57), Mel Owens (1977-'79), Thomas Cecchini (1963-'65), Robert Erben (1948-'49)
#2: Jack Blott (1923), Ernie Vick (1921), Cedric Smith (1915-'16), and future M coach Elton Wieman (1917)

Enough of these:
#51: With respect to Jerry Smith, lately this has been Eric Brackins, Max Pollack, Michael Ferns, and walk-ons. Shoulda stopped at John Duerr

Bring it back:
#93. The other positions aren't doing anything with it, and Sword!

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Safeties & Hybrids: #25

Tom Curtis (1967-'69), Ernest Shazor (2002-'04), Dymonte Thomas (2014-'16)

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[Right: Fuller]

This position has given me trouble every edition of this series because of the long safety drought in the 2000s. The great old ones weren't a lot of help either because they often stashed some fast guy who couldn't hit back there to prevent the offense from punting when it wasn't their turn (this was a problem until the 1960s). Around the time Bo arrived teams began moving their fullback into a position very similar to the Viper in Don Brown's defense, and Bo changed the term to "Wolfman". Eventually the wolfman or whatever other cool name you could come up with became the strong safety. I counted those and modern Vipers.

Choosing a number was tough: the leaders all have two All-American seasons plus a decent player then a drop-off. For #3 I told myself I would count Marlin's cornerback work there—his year at safety was good but injured after six games. But Tripp Welborne had two A-A seasons in A-squared and Stevie Brown was good as a senior at Spur—Shonte Peoples played on some good defenses but I mostly recall him getting beat. I had another out with #35, with two great safeties from Bo's early years. But Chuck Winters as 3rd guy over Dymonte or even Stevie? Nuh.

So let's finally acknowledge Mr. Ernest Shazor's Thorpe season, which gets dogged for being too hitty and not enough coveragey but it was majorly hitty. And 'twas that hitty that saved the season:

Let's also acknowledge that Tom Curtis is probably the best safety in Michigan history (Dave Brown '72-'74 is the competition). Arriving as a quarterback Curtis moved to safety before his sophomore season and started 8 games as a sophomore, setting Michigan's single-game INT record with three against Illinois—he had 7 that year. He wasn't done, picking off 10 balls in '68, and 8 more in 1969. Never actually that fast, Curtis nevertheless dominated by reading the offense. His 25 interceptions in the pre-let's-pass-a-lot era remain a school record.

Dymonte Thomas was good, never exceptional, splitting time at strong safety with Delano Hill in 2015 then starting at free safety for the even better 2016 defense after a few underclass years when we wondered if he might be moved to receiver. Dymonte was the best at corralling slippery dudes in open space, a useful skill in a Big Ten era with Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, J.T. Barrett, Curtis Samuel, Akrum Wadley, Lorenzo Harrison and Ty Johnson in it.

Other contenders:
#3: Tripp Welborne (1988-'90), Marlin Jackson (part of 2003), Shonte Peoples (1992-'93), Stevie Brown (2007-'09), Marvin Robinson (2010-'12)
#35: Don Dufek (1973-'75), Tom Darden (1969-'71), Chuck Winters (1993-'95), Dieter Haren (1984)
#17: Dwight (1975-'77) and Ivan (1984-'86) Hicks, Otis Williams (1990-'91), Clarence Thompson (1993), Deollo Anderson (1992)
#14: Tony Gant (1983-'86), Frank Gusich (1970-'71), Josh Metellus (2017), Josh Furman (2013)
#41: Randy Logan (1971-'72) and Tommy Hendricks (1997-'99)
#49: Rich Volk (1964-'66), Chuch Ortmann (1950), Bob Ptaceck (1958)

Enough of these:
#19: Willis Barringer is the only 19 to start, and he only started so much (17 games!) because of Angry Michigan Safety-Hating God.

Bring it back:
#85: Michigan was later than most schools to go to a pair of safeties after offenses began using split ends as receivers in the early 1950s because Lowell Perry, one of those fancy new receivers himself, could cover ground like a modern NFL free safety.

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Cornerback: #3

Marlin Jackson (2002, '04), John Maulbetsch (1915-'16), Todd Howard (1999-'02), Marion Body (1980-'82)

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The other reason I didn't use 3 above because we've got three All-American seasons from two guys, and a lot of starts from the backup cast. Historically halfbacks played something closer to what a safety does today—it wasn't until the 1960s that platoon football created a need for guys who can cover a crazy receiving target on his own.

We'll start with the guy you haven't met a bunch of times, because he's more local. John "Maulie" Maulbetsch grew up in Ann Arbor (Pioneer), but transferred to Michigan at 21 after a year at Adrian College, where Maulie beat up on Yost's freshman squad. Yost called him "Another Willie Heston" which would be like someone using the Barry Sanders tag today. In his first year playing for Michigan Malbetsch was nicknamed the "German Bullet" or the "Human Bullet" because dude was known to scream down from his halfback (think of a Cover 2 safety) position into whatever gap was being tried. He won national notoriety by nearly beating Harvard singlehandedly in 1914 (his All-American season), and was blamed for Harvard canceling the rematch in Ann Arbor in 1915. They needn't have bothered: Maulbetsch was out with appendicitis that year and came back not quite himself. But he recovered to captain the 1916 team. Tiny even for his day he was nicknamed the "Featherweight Fullback" as a pro, and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Michigan gives out the John Maulbetsch Award to their favorite freshman every year. That has a nickname too.

The 2002 recipient of the Maulbetsch Award was Marlin Jackson, who switched to Maulie the Human Bullet German Bullet Featherweight Fullback Another Willie Heston's number after his (Marlin's) freshman season. That freshman season was promising but didn't say anything about an All-American sophomore performance, when he wracked up PBUs and tackles. In 2003 Marlin tried to solve that nagging free safety problem himself, then turned down the NFL for another All-American senior season when he did as much as Braylon to send a freshman-quarterbacked team to the Rose Bowl. Marlin's 2002 game against Washington star receiver Reggie Williams is one of the greatest single-game performances in Michigan history. Marlin is also well known to this here site because he went on to found the Fight For Life Foundation, a super-modern, model youth services charity that we'd believe in strongly even if it wasn't created by one of the greatest players in Michigan football history.

I didn't leave much room to talk about Todd Howard, who's joined us for a number of events, mostly in Chicago, since he now coaches in his native(ish*) Bolingbrook. In his playing days Todd was the short cornerback we complained about less because James Whitley was a bigger issue, but spoiled as we were by Woodson, we couldn't appreciate a solid undersized guy who could tackle. Howard would start 34 games for Michigan from 1999-'01, when he played opposite Mr. Jackson above.

* (Todd grew in Southfield, same grade, different elementaries, just across Telegraph from me, but we both moved away before middle school)

We were too young to remember Marion Body who was recruited by Jack Harbaugh and ended up being coached by Harbaugh's replacement Lloyd Carr. Body was inserted as the fist dimeback in the history of football in 1980 as part of Michigan's plan to stop Purdue's potent shotgun passing attack; Body collected one of four interceptions thrown that day by up-to-then Heisman frontrunner Mark Herrmann. Body also picked off two against Notre Dame that year, but is best known for getting called for pass interference to set up ND's winning kick. He started most of '81 and '82 at cornerback, but they learned to stay away from Body's field side after '80. Or the dance he did after they stuffed Illinois:

Other contenders:
#18: Bump Elliott (1947), Jim Pickens (1975-'76), Blake Countess (2011-'13), Leo Koceski (1948-'49), Ralph Chubb (1946), James Rogers (2010)
#16: Mike Jolly (1977-'79), Paul White (1941-'43, '46), Fred Julian (1957-'59), Ed Shannon (1954-'56), Ralph Chubb (1944), Willie Heston, Jr. (1930)
#22: Ty Law (1992-'94), Lance Dottin (1989-'91), Jim Bolden (1975-'76), Glenn Doughty (1969-'70), David Long (2017-?), Gerald White (1984)
#30: Bradley Cochran (1983-'85), Andre Weathers (1997-'98), Markus Curry (2002-'04)
#14: Morgan Trent (2005-'08), Harry Kipke (1921), Dick Sygar (1963-' 64), Don Oldham (1951-'52), Mike Shatusky (1957), Gary McNitt (1960), and Dick "Pick" Vick …sorry, sorry, growing up now (1923)

Enough of these:
#5: James "Future Star of the XFL" Whitley, Courtney Avery, Coleman Wallace who played as turned around as his name, and Charles Stewart. As long as we count Peppers at safety (I do).

Bring it back:
#46: Used to be a big number for Michigan halfbacks.

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Special Teams: #19

Remy Hamilton Mike Gillette, Bob Bergeron, Carl Ward, Ronald Bellamy

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Three of Michigan's greatest kickers all wore the same number so I had to go with this one over 6, but check out 6 after.

Bob Bergeron was the tiny guy with a huge leg. A walk-on, Bergeron held plackekicking duties for 1983 and '84, going 28/32, earning one all-conference decision and, that Iowa game, and a pizza. After Bergeron Mike Gilette, an all-state quarterback with MAC offers to play under center, took the same number and became the leading scorer in Michigan history thanks to 53 FGs, 130 XPs, and that touchdown—also his 56-yarder is the longest by a Michigan kicker. Gillette was also a strong punter, averaging 40 yards as the team's punter in 1988. Remy Hamilton, who kicked from 1993 to 1996, holds most of the volume Michigan records: five in game, 30 in a season, 63 in a career, 82 attempts. His 4-4 performance vs Notre Dame in 1994 is among the best outings for a Michigan kicker, even if he couldn't tackle Mike Miller.

Carl Ward was a backup running back and all-around offensive weapon who helped Michigan get back to the Rose Bowl in 1964. Naturally he was the kick returner for 1964-'66 (more on the punt returner in a moment). Ron Bellamy was Michigan's primary punt returner in 2000, averaging 11 yards per return though he only ever broke one long (against Rice). He was also a fixture on kickoff and punt units since he got down the field faster than anyone else on the team.

Other contenders:

#6: KR Tyrone Wheatley, PK Ali Haji-Sheikh, PR David Brown (3 punt return TDs from 1972-'74), PK Peter Elezovic, KOS Troy Nienberg (2001-'02, also wore 10)
#3: Ross Ryan, Robert Wood (1973-'76), Brandon Kornblue (1996-'97), Marlin Jackson (his only punt return was the Wisconsin TD), Tripp Welbourne, Quinn Nordin, Brad Robbins
#1: Six return TDs between Derrick Alexander (4) and Anthony Carter (2)
#38: Garrett Rivas (2003-'06), JD Carlson (1989-'91), Erik Lovell (1993-'94), Jason Vinson (1995-'98)

Enough of these:

#34: Since Brabbs it's been Gingell, the scholarship guy who was so bad it doomed the Rodriguez years to walk-ons, and Gibbons, who was a good kicker who should have been removed from the team his redshirt season. There's also Justin Fargas who couldn't catch a kickoff. Retire it for Brabbs.

Bring it back:

#12: For now (Chris Evans be comin'), the last player to wear #12 at Michigan for an entire career remains cornerback/gunner Brandon Williams (1999-'02), who collected that muffed punt return against Wisconsin and delightfully didn't know he couldn't run it in. B-Will, one of the fastest players in Michigan history, is probably the best gunner we've ever had. George Hoey wore it in the mid-'60s and averaged 17 yards per punt return in 31 returns, with 1 TD. Peppers, for reference, averaged 13.1 yards, and Derrick Alexander was at 12.7 despite 4 TDs. Blake O'Neill had that bad thing but until then it was the best game by a punter in Michigan history. Also in '89 there was a kicker named Gulam Khan, which is just a perfect setup for a kicker at a nerd school. More 12's on special teams.

The All-Numbers Team

  • QB: #7, for Leach, Henson, Henne
  • RB: #42, Boles, Billy Taylor, Wally Teninga
  • FB: #33, Hoard, Don Lund, Peterson, Russ Davis, Hurley, Sparkman Byers, Dave Fisher, et al
  • TE: #88, Butt, Mandich, McGee, Freehan, Harry Allis, Massaquoi, Dunaway, Madar, Campbell, others
  • WR: #1, Duh. If anything I underrated McMurtry and I'm sorry.
  • OT: #77, Not as duh as you might think but Long, Lewan, Jansen, Art Walker, Lazetich, Trezelle, Pape, & Newsome
  • OG: #65, Kurt Becker, Reggie McKenzie, Omameh, Henige, others
  • C: #59: Lilja plus Dworsky, Momsen, Balourdos
  • NT: #96: Will Carr, Ryan Glasgow
  • DT: #11: The Wisterts
  • DE/Edge: #56: Woodley, Hall, Hewitt, Madsen
  • LB: #37: Irons, Anderson, Rio, Kee, others
  • S: #25: Tom Curtis, Shazor, Dymonte
  • CB: #3: Marlin, Maultbetsch, Howard, Body
  • STs: #19: Remy, Gillette, Bergeron
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MEZman

August 7th, 2018 at 1:28 PM ^

"This gets especially troublesome when you consider how often shits put 3-4 "tackles" on the edge."

 

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Seth

August 7th, 2018 at 1:47 PM ^

Nope. You need more than one dude there or else this is just a silly "Let's name the best player at each position" exercise and thus boring. The only corners or halfbacks (in the single platoon era) to wear 2 were Woodson and one year of Blake Countess that wasn't his best year. JT Turner rode pine. 

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mgobaran

August 7th, 2018 at 3:24 PM ^

When does 2 get retired? Howards was given a legends patch in 2011 (20 years after his college career ended). Althought the official retirement came in 2015 with the end of the legends program.

Coming up on 21 years since Woodson. 

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AC1997

August 7th, 2018 at 1:47 PM ^

Sorry, I'm about the same age as you and when I close my eyes and picture an all time defense it is #3 at Safety (Tripp Welborne) and #2 at Corner (Woodson may be the only one.....but he was the GOAT).  

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2018 Recruiting: Ronnie Bell Brian August 7th, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Previously: Last year's profiles. S Sammy Faustin, S German Green, CB Gemon Green, CB Vincent Gray, CB Myles "Spider" Sims, LB Cameron McGrone, DE Taylor Upshaw, DE Julius Welschof, DE Aidan Hutchinson, OL Jalen Mayfield, OL Ryan Hayes, TE Luke Schoonmaker, TE Mustapha Muhammad.

 
Kansas City, MO — 6'1", 170
 

bell
[Nick Ingram]

24/7 3*, #1178 overall
#13 MO, #169 WR
Rivals 2*, 5.2 rating
NR
ESPN 3*, 73 rating
#16 MO, #210 WR
Composite 3*, #1477 overall
#18 MO, #213 WR
Other Suitors K-State
YMRMFSPA Jeremy Gallon
Previously On MGoBlog Hello post from Ace.
Notes No twitter! Missouri State basketball decommit.

Film

Senior:

Ronnie Bell is the kind of recruit who assumes that Bill in Social Studies is at it again when someone tells him Michigan's on the phone:

“I went through the entire football season, and it wasn’t until a month after football season ended [that Michigan reached out]. Mentally, I was like, ‘Dang, football isn’t going to happen.’ I can’t even explain how surprised I was. I was like, ‘What?!’ I thought for sure I was being pranked.”

At the time Bell was headed to Missouri State for basketball, which he'd committed to before an 89-catch, 1600+ yard senior season on the gridiron. He was the Kansas City area's player of the year, and that's a fairly large area with several P5 recruits annually. But still the phone did not ring unless Bill in Social Studies had managed to slip his minders yet again.

Michigan only stumbled on him because Harbaugh's brother-in-law is a basketball coach in the area and tipped him off towards the end of that monster season. Michigan put on the tape, and:

"There's got to be a problem here," Harbaugh thought.

There was not. And Harbaugh isn't just blowing smoke about a flier Michigan took. Let's take the unusual step of embedding his highlights in the body of the post, because you may as well scout the guy too:

That is good tape.

[After the JUMP: hermit story]

Bad tape has a lot of wide open easy catches and replays. Bell's tape has a lot of high-pointed balls in traffic and a healthy number of circus catches, with routine balls limited to touchdowns because all touchdowns must go in highlight reels no matter how banal. He's obviously too dang skinny, but being a basketball recruit first and foremost through November of 2017 explains that away rather nicely. That also helps explain the bizarre shape of Bell's recruitment. Harbaugh again:

"He didn't go to any of the shoe camps. The Adidas camp, the Nike camp, or the Under Armour camp. He was busy playing AAU basketball."

Harbaugh said Bell played AAU basketball every summer since the sixth grade, keeping him from attending camps populated by football coaches.

Bell's avoidance of camps was so strident as to be obtuse. His head coach:

Ronnie never attended a single camp or do the other things kids do to get recruited. Ronnie never did that. He played in games and practiced with us while other kids were going to this and that, he was declining invitations. Colleges were saying 'come here and run a 40' and he would skip that to come to weights and football practice that afternoon.

I was telling kids to feel free to skip a gym practice for camp or anything you want to and he thought that was ludicrous and I think that hurt him. He didn't get out on the radar, he wasn't chasing them down, and some schools would come in and see the film and were ready to bite, but I think they were waiting for someone to bite first and then it took off when football season started and he was a freak since week one. We all saw it, we knew it, but I think the schools just missed.

Ronnie Bell lives high on a mountaintop and only permits the villagers to ask one question of him every harvest. If that question is "do you play football?" he arcs a single eyebrow and smiles tightly. It is entirely appropriate that Bell's commit announcement wasn't even a tweet but an update to his twitter bio. Then I think he deleted his twitter.

Anyway: that's a pretty good, convincing story why Bell was off everyone's radar. And once he got on someone's there was a reassuring scramble. When Michigan came in with an offer there was a flood of other interest that may have turned into a healthy offer list if Bell hadn't immediately committed to Michigan and returned to his hermit lifestyle. Kansas State was on the verge of an offer; Nebraska, Penn State, and Notre Dame also got on the phone more or less immediately. The sincerity of those inquiries is impossible to judge, obviously.

The hermit lifestyle means that scouting is basically nonexistent. There was a brief round of articles immediately post-commit seemingly based off just highlight film. Woody Wommack confirms that Bell is a human with the proper number of limbs:

"He looks pretty good. He's a little undersized but he's definitely productive and looks good playing receiver. He knows how to get off the line and seems to get open whenever he wants."

Allen Trieu did give it a crack for 24/7:

Smooth, glides around the field and shows good elusiveness, short-area quickness, and change of direction. Does not exhibit elite long speed ... does not have any on-record, reliable times. Tracks the ball and adjusts to passes very naturally. Competitive as a blocker. Conscientious and hard-working kid ... will have to get stronger ... Intangibles -- football smarts, competitive nature and attention to detail -- are likely to allow him to play and produce beyond his measurables.

Trieu's last sentence there is important. Bell's father was the WR coach at Missouri Western until he decided to focus on his son's potential career, and Bell is really, really a coach's son. He's whatever the coaching equivalent of a gym rat is:

I remember he spent a lot of time in college film rooms and he was out there on the field for college practices, so he's very smart. He would come to the sidelines in our games, grab an Ipad and start showing kids what was happening and talking to the quarterbacks. ...he came to our Sunday coaches meetings. He came to every single one of them. We would gather on Sundays, go over the offensive and defensive game plan together and he was at every one of them, ate food, watched through the gameplan and knew everything that was going on.

Steve Lorenz reported shortly after Bell's commitment that the staff "was really impressed with Bell's explosiveness, ball skills and especially his body control" and that his vertical was "massive"; the opposing coach in the article Rivals always does said he had "speed and explosiveness" plus "great hands and quick feet." Elsewhere Brandon Brown put a number on that vert: 40 inches.

Folks are always taking bouncy basketball wings and turning them into tight ends. Here Michigan is taking a guard and doing the same. It's not a bad bet, and when the guy is also amongst the most productive WRs in the country it's a better bet still. Despite Michigan's clear desperation at the point they struck upon Bell he seems like a legitimate sleeper worth the swing.

Etc.: nope.

Why Jeremy Gallon? Bell is much taller, granted, and much lower-rated, granted. He still projects as a surprise outside receiver who uses his relentless attention to detail and resemblance to Snoop from The Wire to outsmart and intimidate opposing defensive backs. Think it's a bad idea to throw up a fade to a six-foot guy? Well, let me tell you about Jeremy Gallon and his rocket boots.

Bell probably won't have the opportunity to be the #1 until deep into his career and that'll separate him from Gallon but if he goes for 300 yards against Indiana remember I told you so. (If he disappears into a hole, forget this post entirely.)

Other comparables include Grant Perry, another super-productive high school receiver who's a bigger slot or smaller outside WR, and Mario Manningham if Michigan rolls like three critical hits in a row.

Guru Reliability: Nil. Unscouted except for some local efforts.

Variance: Moderate. Not huge but will fill out. Super productive and the most coach kid of all coach kids. Floor relatively high.

Ceiling: Moderate-plus. Maybe he's a secret Manningham but probably he's a good #2.

General Excitement Level: Moderate-plus. If Bell was the second guy in a two-WR class with a touted dude that would be just fine with me. As the only dude in his year I'm a little fussed, but not about Bell. He's got a good story, good film, and a ton of production. He's likely to contribute.

Projection: Near-certain redshirt as he transitions away from basketball training and packs on sufficient pounds to not get broken in half. Large and good WR class in front of him should block him through 2020, and then it'll depend on just how those guys develop. If Black and DPJ are still around hard to see Bell passing them; if they're NFL-bound he's going to be in with Martin and Collins for reps.

Slot versatility will help; Bell's career might look like Grant Perry's if Michigan suddenly needed Perry to be the #1 guy as a senior.

bronxblue

August 7th, 2018 at 12:51 PM ^

His Hello post was reasonably effusive as well, which was also surprising given the feelings shown toward other lower-rated WRs.  

I do think he has a potential to be a solid #2; he's athletic enough to battle for balls, and he does feel like a legit 2-sport athlete who can grow into the position as he focuses on it.  

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mgobaran

August 7th, 2018 at 1:09 PM ^

I liked his tape back during the commitment post, and Harbaugh talked about Bell and his weird recruitment more than a few times on his podcast. Harbaugh seems sold on him, and what I've see tells me why. 6'1" is plenty tall enough, and his production against a decent level of competition backs it up too. 

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LeCheezus

August 7th, 2018 at 11:05 AM ^

I don't understand why some of these guys with insane HS production end up ranked so low.  I get that they might not be 4/5* guys due to measurables, but do the ranking services really think a guy with Bell/Perry level of HS production just won't find a way to get open at the next level?  You'd think guys like this would end up in the 400-600 composite range, yet every year there are DE's that have played one season of football in the top 100 because they can run fast and have long arms, ignoring the fact that they have terrible pad level and uh, don't really know how to play football.

Here is another example of a player on Michigan - List of HS accomplishments:

Honors and Rankings
• USA-Today All-Ohio Defensive Player of the Year
• Named Ohio’s Division I Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press
• Member of Maxpreps 2016 Football All American team
• OHSAA Defensive Player of the Year honors

That is preferred walk-on Matt Brown.  I can see how HS stars become average P5 players but it is amazing to me that they can basically become unranked nobodies to the ranking services.

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Kevin13

August 7th, 2018 at 11:13 AM ^

It’s tough to see all kids and these services like rivals wants them at their camp. They don’t come to their camp and their rating takes a hit. Bell may turn out to be a stud but as stated never attended camp and everyone assumed he would play basketball so never looked at him. This is where good coaches find those diamonds in the rough 

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Ali G Bomaye

August 7th, 2018 at 11:26 AM ^

The recruiting "services" are businesses that are focused on profit margin. It's far more efficient for them to send a scout to a camp where he might see 30 or 40 top prospects than to watch tape of high school games that might have 1 or 2 prospects. They save more money by maintaining minimal staffing levels, and missing prospects like Bell or Brown, than they would make by being more accurate and scouting those guys.

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uofmfan_13

August 7th, 2018 at 1:50 PM ^

Exactly right.  Brian, Ace and company have done a great job of discussing the state of the current recruiting/scouting industry.  Particularly as it pertains to football, it is consolidated and hyper-focused on just a few camps and a few all-star events and shoe company showcases.  "Underwear football" is how many guys are judged, not the actual body of work in pads, etc.  

https://www.3starsleepers.com/2018/05/27/return-of-the-sleeper-croot-recruiting-industry-consolidation-will-mean-more-athletes-going-under-scouted/

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Michigan4Life

August 7th, 2018 at 3:24 PM ^

By the same token, there are a lot of ultra productive HS players who never done anything in D1 level. It's a totally different game from HS where you're often the best athlete as opposed to D1 level where everyone is a good athlete.

Same reason why ultra productive college players who don't pan out in the NFL.

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JonnyHintz

August 8th, 2018 at 11:11 AM ^

What it really boils down to is how lazy these sites have gotten. They hardly do any in-game scouting anymore, so if you’re a guy who doesn’t go to camps you’re going to fly under the radar. Which is why so many people take recruiting rankings with a grain of salt anyway. A guy like Bell who is probably a low 4*/high 3* type gets ranked outside the top 1000 and is ignored completely by the sites until after he commits.

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Indiana Blue

August 7th, 2018 at 11:19 AM ^

Love the under the radar guys, who have great athletic skills.  Bonus ... if he did delete his Twitter account, Hail to him.  This country would be a better place w/o Facebook and Twitter, and all the 13 year olds that can pose as adults (plus those adults that act like they're 13 years old).

Go Blue!

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MaizeAndBlueWahoo

August 7th, 2018 at 2:05 PM ^

These days whenever a player doesn't do the usual Twitter maneuvers, I actually do consider it a major plus.  UVA has a DT commit for 2019 whose rankings and offers should have placed him a thousand miles beyond UVA's reach.  When he released his top ten I thought "we actually have a shot" because, instead of having a huge fancy graphic made with logos and a picture of him in a thunderstorm (or, like, being a thunderstorm), he just typed them into Twitter.  A revolutionary idea.  Sure enough, he committed to UVA over Ohio State, a whole mess of SEC offers, and goodness knows what else.

A lack of social media interest or savvy seems to be an indicator of high intelligence and character in football and basketball recruits.  (To be clear, it doesn't work the other way around.)  It's weird, but welcome to 2018, I guess.

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Barn Animal

August 7th, 2018 at 11:26 AM ^

Me at the start of Bell’s film: “this guy looks pretty good, probably a bit underrated”

Once the leaping contested catches began: “Holy shit Harbaugh unearthed a dude.”

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curtalv8

August 7th, 2018 at 11:35 AM ^

This puts me a little at ease. However, I'm still concerned that we are taking 2 super dark horse projects in back to back classes with not one elite WR. DPJ and Black won't be here forever

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m_go_T

August 7th, 2018 at 12:03 PM ^

Hoops Hello: Cole Bajema Brian August 6th, 2018 at 12:57 PM

A couple years ago Cole Bajema was a 6'1" shooting guard at a 1A school in Lynden, Washington who was barely more likely to get a Big Ten basketball scholarship than a ham sandwich*. Now he's a 6'7" shooting guard headed to Michigan, and he doesn't even qualify as a sleeper any more. That says something about Bajema, who blew up when his unsponsored AAU team finally got to a tournament with scouts at it, and something about John Beilein, who treated Bajema like a major priority as soon as he saw him at camp:

During the first weekend of the July evaluation period, Michigan assistant coach DeAndre Haynes flew from an event in Atlanta to Seattle to watch Bajema. The following weekend in Pomona, California, Beilein was one of the first people in the gym, according to Brady, for Bajema's 8 a.m. tip-off. And last weekend, Beilein was in Vegas to get another look.

Though Bajema was not the only player Michigan was scouting at these events, he was a focal point.

"It never felt like Cole was on the back-burner or not a priority," Brady said. "It was interesting to see how much effort they put in for a kid on the Canadian border who nobody had really heard of."

The pure misery of the mid-major coaches when they saw Beilein walk into the gym must have been something.

Let's play the Feud!

*[it's reporting a Rutgers offer]

GURU RATINGS

Rivals ESPN 247 247 Comp
3*, NR NR 4*, 95 rating
#61 overall, #17 SF
N/A

Most of the scouting services haven't caught up with Bajema just yet. He was also in the virtually unranked bucket at 24/7 until his commitment prompted them to release his post-blowup ranking a bit early. A couple of Rivals analysts have mentioned Bajema positively on Twitter so he might get the same kind of bump there when they get around to it. Who knows about ESPN these days but they do have a couple of guys who scout the AAU scene pretty heavily. It might take them longer since they just did an update.

The upshot is that Bajema is probably going to be a consensus top 100 guy and his composite probably won't differ much from his current 24/7 ranking. A sleeper he is not. He's also more or less done being evaluated. He can go back to Lynden and score 80 points a game and nobody will see it. Which is fine.

[Hit THE JUMP for scouting, video, and the rest.]

SCOUTING

Literally everything not from UMHoops is based off a couple of open-entry AAU tournaments that Bajema starred in a earlier this summer, so there's no development story here. It's "here's this guy. He's pretty good." Virtually anyone who saw Bajema named him to some sort of risers list. 24/7's Josh Gershon:

"...good size and length, impressive athleticism, a pure shooting stroke with range to the perimeter, ball skills, a quick first step, crafty finishing ability and plus vision. He has nothing but upside as there's plenty of room for him to gain strength and as does, his game should only continue to improve."

Bajema featured in two other posts about players standing out in Las Vegas...

 

...breakout ... good size for the position, is very physically immature with plenty of room to get stronger and has an impressive skill set. Bajema has range to three with his jumper, can really pass it, has a respectable handle and is pretty good athlete.

 

Aaand there it is:

... has a lot of value as a shooter, but he’s not just that. He showed good footwork, fine mechanics, deep range and the ability to deck it and make a play. He’s still thin at this stage, but he’s extremely fluid, has long arms and is oozing with potential.

I wish I could bet on these things.

Elsewhere, Rivals's Eric Bossi also named him a riser after Las Vegas because he "looked like one of the best shooters in the country" and "can put the ball on the floor to create shots and moves pretty well laterally." That latter will be important if he's really going to be a 6'7" two-guard.

His coach on the game that got him his first big offers:

“The game that kind of sealed the deal for most of the guys came against Howard Pulley. They’ve got solid players across the board,” Brady said. “We started the game down 20-4, but Cole scored the next 17 and went to work. He put it on the floor, finished through contract, and ones, deep threes against a team that’s good loaded with solid, Division I guys throughout the roster.

“He took over. They switched four or five defenders on him, but it didn’t work. He had 31 points, and really showed he was not only capable of playing well, but doing it against high-level competition."

And a more general take from him:

“He’s great in ball-screen situations, which he’ll have a chance to do in that system. I think he projects as a play-making combo guard,” Brady said. “He’s a fantastic ball-handler in the half-court. He can shoot it on his own, he’s got great vision, and he’s got the length to see over the defense. He can actually capitalize on (his vision), he can make all the passes that he needs to make.”

And Matt Bain goes old school ESPN BOOM BANG scouting:

He played guard his whole life and entered high school at 6-1 before spurting up to 6-7 by his junior year. His handle is crisp. His passing is pinpoint. His long-range shot is a high-arching beauty. His decision-making off a ball screen is smart. His first step is quicker than what you’d expect from a 6-7 player.

“If he’s a 6-7 wing with his weight, he’s maybe not quite a high-major player. But as a combo guard at 6-7 — with the way he shoots it, the way he handles it, the way he passes it — all of a sudden that became very interesting to (schools),” Brady said. “I think people are starting to see what he is as a basketball player — that he can be a combo guard, he can be a 6-7 creator. He’s not a wing; he’s a guy where you put the ball in his hands and he makes plays for people.”

There's also an extensive profile from the local paper if you want to know the particular mania it takes to be a D-I player in Lynden.

OFFERS

Xavier, Virginia, Oregon State, and Washington offered after Bajema's breakout AAU performance. Various mid-majors had also offered.

HIGH SCHOOL

Lynden Christian has not sent any basketball players to DI in the Rivals era. Luke Ridnour is from nearby Blaine, though. Bajema was named 1A player of the year but mostly I'm linking this because "Nooksack Valley." Heh.

STATS

23 PPG in high school.

VIDEO

Tape from Las Vegas:

This is from last year:

PREDICTION BASED ON FLIMSY EVIDENCE

A super-sized, rail-thin combo guard sounds like Caris Levert again, doesn't it? Your other recent comparable is, yes, Nik Stauskas, who became a 6'6" combo guard and pick-and-roll expert in his second and final year in Ann Arbor. I like 'em both.

UPSHOT FOR THE REST OF THE CLASS

Bajema and TX SF Jalen Wilson are likely it for now. Michigan's already oversigned by one, technically; I imagine Charles Matthews was explicit that this was his last year when he decided to return. Adding a third player to the class would (probably) require Michigan to have a pretty good idea that someone else was headed for a transfer or the pros. That's possible but Michigan is unlikely to be confident enough in that departure until the late signing period.

At that point the only players left on the board are the five star one-and-done types and deep sleepers. Michigan is in on WA PF Jaden McDaniels, sort of. Franz Wagner is also out there, being a Wagner. If it's not Wagner, a third player in the class is more likely to be a Caris Levert sort who Beilein unearths.

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814 East U

August 6th, 2018 at 1:15 PM ^

I wonder if Michigan would have taken Cole if they also got DJ Carton and figured out the scholarship stuff later.

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ScruffyTheJanitor

August 6th, 2018 at 1:17 PM ^

I'm confused re: Ham Sandwhich, future Rutgers star.

  • I thought he was already starting at QB for Rutgers. Will he count against Basketball or Football for scholarships?
  • Is mayo considered an impermissible benefit?
  • Let's say Sandwich is guarding Poole, and Poole decides to take a bite for every three he makes. When Jordan then goes 15-15 on him , could he then be convicted for  HAMslaughter?

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LabattsBleu

August 6th, 2018 at 1:35 PM ^

really excited about Bajema... was going to say he seems like your typical Beilein 'sleeper' except the kid blew up... 61 is higher than Staukas or Brandon Johns...

but credit to Beilein and co, who have been on him since April...albeit a lot of that is a result of Bajema's coach reaching out and Bajema making his way to Michigan's Elite camp...

a 6'7" (possibly 6'8 by the time he enrolls) combo guard is really enticing... i don't think his handle is as good as a guy like Jalen was, but having him in the back court is something you know has Beilein rubbing his hands with glee...ditto with Haynes and Yaklich if he sticks as a 2 could be really exciting

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njvictor

August 6th, 2018 at 1:43 PM ^

Taller Nik Stauskas? I'm a fan.

Also, am I being too ambitious and perhaps seeing Bajema as a primary ball handler/ point-forward in certain sets?

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LabattsBleu

August 6th, 2018 at 9:44 PM ^

tough question; i don't think he discussed playing the one, though i suppose it could happen depending on fouls or who the match up is against...

he did talk about hoping to get a chance at the 2 spot tho, so conceivably like MAAR i guess?

excited to see how he does here

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njvictor

August 6th, 2018 at 1:46 PM ^

Anyone know how tall Bajema was in those 2 highlight videos? He doesn't look 6'7" in those videos so I'm guessing those were made during his growth spurt

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AC1997

August 6th, 2018 at 2:09 PM ^

Today's post at UMHoops is worth a read for anyone who's a subscriber there - and if you aren't, you should be.  Basically he said similar things to Brian but gets into the future of the class a bit more with names.  Specifically, Michigan is likely done with all of the similar 3.5-4 star guys you've heard about all cycle.  They'll keep the 5-starts and Wagner on the line until the spring when they have a better feel for their ability to find another spot.  He also talks about Beilein following the trend of "positionless basketball".  

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JBDaddy

August 6th, 2018 at 3:07 PM ^

How has nobody else put the words "Funky Cole Bajema" together yet?

I'll see myself out, thanks.

[Edit] Shame, Shame on me for not reading all the comments on the original post.  I hang my head.

Thanks for coming through on that.

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