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          Tim Minchin Adds Even More Shows      Cache   Translate Page      

Live Nation has added another six Tim Minchin shows across Australia. Adelaide and Canberra have one more, Sydney and Melbourne two more bringing the total number of Minchin shows to 28. The Back tour will premiere in Adelaide on March 5. TIM MINCHIN – BACK – AUSTRALIA 2019 THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE TUESDAY MARCH 5 –

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          Mount Ridley College becomes first Victorian rugby league team to quality for GIO Cup final – Star Weekly      Cache   Translate Page      
Star WeeklyA Craigieburn school rugby league team has become the first Victorian side to qualify for the final of the GIO Cup Trophy, Australia’s premier schoolboy football competition. The team from Mount Ridley College earned a place in the final after winning … …read more Source:: Rugby League News From Google News
          9/13/2018: News: One in three harassed on the job      Cache   Translate Page      

ONE in three Australians was sexually harassed at work in the past five years, a significant spike in the number of people saying they’ve endured such behaviour. But Australia is closer than ever to stamping out sexual harassment, with the MeToo...
          9/13/2018: News: Tourist not guilty of rugby star attack      Cache   Translate Page      

AN English tourist has been cleared of assaulting Australia’s former rugby sevens captain with a coward punch during an argument outside a Sydney kebab shop. Sam Oliver, 23, claimed he acted in self-defence when he punched then-skipper and Olympian...
          Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams      Cache   Translate Page      

MELBOURNE, Australia >> A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it.


          AC/DC 1973-1980: The BON SCOTT Years - New Book To Be Published In November      Cache   Translate Page      
AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years, a richly illustrated guide to the glory years of Australia's finest musical export by Jeff Apter, will be published on November 14th by Jawbone Press. “We were a scandal in Australia. They love scandal there. Mums tugging their kids away from us...
          9/13/2018: Opinion: Souring on sweet drink      Cache   Translate Page      
A UNIVERSITY has banned sugary drinks in vending machines across its Australian campuses, including Sydney. Australian Catholic University has removed drinks with added sugar, including soft drinks, sport drinks and energy drinks, from machines at its...
          9/13/2018: World: Straight reply to troll critics      Cache   Translate Page      

Bachelor favourite Brooke Blurton says she doesn’t want to be labelled bisexual after revealing she’s had relationships with two women. The 23-year-old Western Australia youth worker told Bachelor Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins she also dated a man for...
          Coca-Cola, IBM & More Urge Legalization Of Marriage Equality Legal In Northern Ireland      Cache   Translate Page      

Several major corporations have signed on to a letter urging the UK Parliament in London to introduce legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

Marriage equality has been the law of the land in England, Scotland and Wales since 2014, and the Republic of Ireland voted for marriage equality via public referendum in 2015.

That leaves Northern Ireland as the only part of Western Europe to not allow LGBT couples to marry. The only legal recognition available for same-sex couples are civil unions thanks to UK-wide legislation passed in 2005.

According to Gay Star News, the government of Northern Ireland basically broke down in early 2017 when a coalition of rival parties stopped working together.

And so, activists and business leaders are asking UK Parliament to step in regarding same-sex marriage.

The list of over two dozen multinational businesses supporting the marriage equality letter to Parliament include Coca-Cola, Bank of Ireland, Deloitte, Citi Belfast and Pinsent Masons.

“Equality, diversity and inclusion contribute to a happy and productive workforce and can help in attracting global talent to Northern Ireland,” says John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project and member of the Love Equality consortium. “However, without full legal recognition of same-sex marriages retaining and attracting talent can be difficult.”

Petre Sandru, Country Manager for Coca-Cola Ireland, agrees.

“As one of the world’s most inclusive brands, Coca-Cola celebrates diversity, inclusion and equality,” says Sandru. “At Coca-Cola, we know that creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential, regardless of gender age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, ability or socio-economic background, is key to driving businesses forward.”

Corporate support has been shown to be a powerful component in the fight for equal rights.

In 2015, hundreds of major companies signed on to an amicus brief in support of marriage equality as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the issue.

And in Australia, Coca-Cola, Quantas Airlines and more voiced their support for same-sex marriage as the country readied to vote in a mail-in referendum which eventually led to marriage equality becoming legal ‘down under’ in January of this year.

 

 

(h/t Gay Star News)


          9/13/2018: Letters: Wrong about white      Cache   Translate Page      
Well, now we know that Advance Australia Fair is all about white Australia. I thought all along it was about a fair go (“Schoolgirl in anthem boycott”, 12/9). Sitting down is becoming a habit in our courts and now in a school. More dividing of this...
          Adopt Domino a Australian Shepherd (Domino (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
Domino is available for foster or adoption. We are a foster-based rescue and always looking for foster families! Domino is currently fostered in Dade City, FL (Pasco County). Domino is a super precious and well-behaved Aussie of 6 yrs and about 65 pounds... see more at Petfinder.com

          Adopt Perry a Australian Shepherd (Perry (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
Perry is available for foster or adoption. We are a foster-based rescue and always looking for foster families! Perry is currently fostered in Dade City, FL (Pasco County). Perry is a exquisite red merle Aussie of 6yrs and about 65lbs, but he ne... see more at Petfinder.com

          9/13/2018: League Central: PONGA SET FOR SURGERY      Cache   Translate Page      
NEWCASTLE fullback Kalyn Ponga is set to undergo surgery on his troublesome ankle today but could recover in time to be picked for the Kangaroos’ trip to New Zealand. Ponga is a chance of being part of the Australian squad to face Tonga and the Kiwis...
          Adopt Charlotte a Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler (Charlotte (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
Charlotte is part of the Barks in the City Litter, fostered in Celebration, FL (Osceola County). We are a foster-based rescue and always looking for foster families! These puppies are 9-10 weeks, estimated to be 35-45 pounds adult, and will require ... see more at Petfinder.com

          Adopt Carrie a Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler (Carrie (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
Carrie is part of the Barks in the City Litter, fostered in Celebration, FL (Osceola County). We are a foster-based rescue and always looking for foster families! These puppies are 9-10 weeks, estimated to be 35-45 pounds full grown, and will require a f... see more at Petfinder.com

          9/13/2018: League Central: THROWING THE BALL AROUND AFRICA      Cache   Translate Page      

CAMEROON’S Carol Manga had never heard of rugby league until he arrived in Australia as a 21year-old on a sporting visa to play rugby union. Fast forward 10 years and Manga, buoyed by the support of NSW Origin coach Brad Fittler and former Kangaroos...
          Adopt Mr. Big a Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler (Mr. Big (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
Mr. Big is part of the Barks in the City Litter, fostered in Celebration, FL (Osceola County). We are a foster-based rescue and always looking for foster families! These puppies are 9-10 weeks, estimated to be 35-45 pounds fullgrown, and will require a ... see more at Petfinder.com

          Adopt Stammer a Black - with White Australian Shepherd / Mixed dog in Venice (Adopt-a-Pet.com)      Cache   Translate Page      
Stammer loves to run, so if you’re looking for someone to take long walks with, then Stammer would be a perfect fit. A secure yard would be ideal so he has plenty of space to play. He’s also very loyal and will want to spend time with his family, so someone home for part of the day would suit him best. He needs an understanding owner who can be patient during thunderstorms and fireworks because he is very scared of loud noises. He is also nice with smaller dogs, cats & kids!! He needs a forever home. If you think you have the perfect family home for Stammer we’d love to hear from you!

          Adopt Yoti a Tan/Yellow/Fawn Black Mouth Cur / Australian Shepherd / Mixed dog (Adopt-a-Pet.com)      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi, my name is Yoti. I am a lovely 53# fun loving gal. I am an active dog looking for a family who will include me in all the fun. I am potty trained, require a steady set schedule and just love to swim and play with toys. I would do well with kids who can run around and play with me. I'm a real outdoor girl and can spend a lot of time exploring my environment. So if you're an explorer too, maybe we can join forces! Hope to meet you soon!

          Adopt Uno a Australian Shepherd (Uno (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
IF THE DOG IS LISTED THE DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. PLEASE SEE OUR WEB SITEFOR OUR ADOPTION PROCESS. APPLY TO ADOPT: The 1st step of the process is to submit an Adoption form. Link to adoption form: http://aussieandme.org/ad... see more at Petfinder

          Glenda Australian Shepherd Female (American Listed) $50      Cache   Translate Page      
Glenda was rescued after tornados in Alabama in March.Glenda is currently still in Alabama, however, transport to Florida is possible.We are estimating at this time she is about 4-five months old. Glenda is a typical happy pup who is ready to finally find her forever family. Glendawill be up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines and preventives, and micro chipped before leaving for her new home .She will go home with a spay contract - she will need to be spayed at six months of age, after which when proof is submitted to rescue, $50 of her adoption donation can be refunded. Visit this organization's website to see any additional information available about this pet.

          9/13/2018: Business Daily: Riding the survival cusp      Cache   Translate Page      

What is still Australia’s biggest brick and mortar department store group Myer is poised on a whole series of cusps. As of now the one cusp it is not poised on is that between immediate survival and oblivion. New CEO John King will get a short-term...
          Sienna Australian Shepherd Female (American Listed) $50      Cache   Translate Page      
Sienna was rescued from the side of the road where she was dumped in a box with her siblings. She and her sister Teslaare the last 2 of the litter looking for a home. She is currently fostered in Orange County Florida. Sienna currently weighs in at 10lbs and we believe she will be 35-40 pounds adult. Siennais doing well on housetraining and crate training. She does well with other dogs and is overall a typical happy puppy. Sienna be up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines and preventives, and micro chipped before leaving for her new home .She will go home with a spay contract - she will need to be spayed at 6 mons of age, after which when proof is submitted to rescue, $50 of her adoption donation can be refunded. Visit this organization's website to see any additional details available about this pet.

          9/13/2018: Business Daily: Takeover gets tick      Cache   Translate Page      
THE competition watchdog has approved a Hong Kong consortium’s $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company. It comes after the consortium, CK Group, addressed competition concerns by pledging to sell-off all APA...
          Sephora Australian Shepherd Puppy Female (American Listed)      Cache   Translate Page      
Sephora is located in Hudson, FL (Pasco Cty). We are a foster based rescue and always looking for new foster families!Sephora is a female aussie husky mixture that currentlyis aboutof fifteen pounds and 4 mons old. We belive fully grown she will be around 45-50 pounds. We are requiring any potenial adopters havea secure fenced back yard. Sephora is doing well on housetraining as her fister reports since having her she has only jad a couple accidents. She is nice with other dogs,crate trained but kay do best without a cat in the home as she does like to chase them. Sephora is a typical happy pup who cant wait to find her forever family. Sephoraspayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventives, and micro chipped. Visit this organization's website to see any additional information available about this pet.

          15 Cosas que son mucho más grandes de lo que pensabas (2da parte)      Cache   Translate Page      

¿Alguna vez pensaste en el tamaño real de estas cosas? Echa un vistazo, seguramente mas de una de estas fotografías te sorprenderá: 1. Este es el grueso de los cables subterráneos que cruzan el mar. 2. Esta es la comparación de tamaño entre las manos y la pata de un oso polar. 3. Este es un tornado junto a unos molinos de viento. 4. Y esta es la aspa de uno de esos molinos junto a una persona. 5. Los camellos son más grandes de lo que se ven en las fotos turísticas. 6. El Curiosity no es un pequeño robot en Marte. Este es su verdadero tamaño. 7. Un tigre siberiano llega a tener 3 metros de longitud. 8. Este es un lobo junto a un labrador. Se nota la diferencia. 9. Un esqueleto humano junto al cráneo de un elefante de África. 10. Este es un modelo a escala del corazón de una ballena. 11. Esta es la garra de un águila en comparación a una mano. 12. Esta es una ballena azul al lado de un buzo. 13. El David de Miguel Ángel mide más de 5 metros. 14. Esta es la comparación de la mandíbula de un tiburón blanco contra la enorme mandíbula de un megalodón. 15. Este es el tamaño de Plutón comparado con la superficie de Australia.

La entrada 15 Cosas que son mucho más grandes de lo que pensabas (2da parte) se publicó primero en Difundir.ORG.


          Avon Australian Shepherd Female (American Listed)      Cache   Translate Page      
Avonis located in Hudson, FL (Pasco Cty). We are a foster based rescue and always looking for new foster families! Avon is a female aussie husky mixture that currently is about of fifteen pounds and 4 mnths old. We thinkfull grown she will be around 45-50 pounds. We are requiring any potenial adopters have a secure fenced backyard. Avonis doing well on housetraining as her fister reports since having her she has only jad a couple accidents. She is nice with other dogs,crate trained but kay do best without a cat in the home as she does like to chase them. Avonis a typical happy pup who cant wait to find her forever family. Avon spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventives, and micro chipped. Visit this organization's website to see any additional info available about this pet.

          Adopt Nick a Australian Shepherd (Nick (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
You can fill out an adoption form on-line on our main website.If you are interested in Nick please fill out an application at www.4luckydogs.org Nick is the prettiest senior who was saved just in the "nick" of time from our local county shel... see more at Pet finder

          Cordy Australian Shepherd Adult - Adoption, Rescue (American Listed) $350      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian Shepherd 1yr old male Location: Huntsville, AL (Can be transported to FL) Cordy is new to rescue and we are still getting to know him but so far he seems to love every dog he meets, is not prey driven, is very friendly with people but still has a puppy side to him that tends to believe that if it fits in the mouth its a toy. Cordy is a gorgeous playful boy. If you are interested in adopting an animal for Aussie And Me, the 1st step is to go to www.AussieAndMe.org and fill out the adoption form. Someone will then review your application an return your call. You must respond to the confirmation email after submitting in order for us to begin processing your application. Ready to adopt? The 1st step of the process is to fill out and submit an application. Once an application is submitted you will receive an email outlining our adoption procedure. You must respond back to the email for us to continue with your application.

          Sophie Australian Shepherd Senior - Adoption, Rescue (American Listed) $350      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian Shepherd ten year old Female Location: Sarasota, FL Sophie is a well behaved and happy girl with a timid side to her. She enjoys playing with other well behaved dogs but would prefer a quieter home where she can be number one. Sophie is currently undergoing heart worm treatment and will be available for adoption June 1st. APPLY TO ADOPT: The 1st step of the process is to submit an Adoption form. Link to adoption form: http://aussieandme.org/adopting.html Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email outlining our adoption procedures. You MUST respond back to the email for us to continue with your application. You should hear from the Adoption Committee within 5-10 days, if your application is approved. This is sometimes delayed if we are unable to reach your references. We ask that you please include email addresses for personal references whenever possible.

          9/13/2018: Sport: Diamonds skipper Bassett excited to lead a sparkling new era      Cache   Translate Page      

CAPTAIN Caitlin Bassett says the sting of the Diamonds’ Commonwealth Games loss will lift Australia to new levels as the team targets a clean sweep of their first international netball series since the event. Australia fell a goal short in its defence...
          9/13/2018: Sport: Maxwell omission triggers confusion      Cache   Translate Page      
THE large-scale outrage that followed Glenn Maxwell’s omission from the national Test squad was matched by the high level of irony around what the Victorian was doing when he found out. Maxwell is one of the biggest names in Australian cricket in a...
          9/13/2018: Cricket: Big-hitting Gardner to make full use of her licence to thrill      Cache   Translate Page      

INDIGENOUS all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner is set to announce herself this summer as the next big thing in Australian cricket. Gardner had tongues wagging last December when she smashed a record century off 47 balls for the Sydney Sixers in a Women’s Big...
          English tourist not guilty of coward punch of Aussie sevens captain      Cache   Translate Page      
A young Englishman has been cleared of flooring Australia's former rugby sevens captain with a coward punch during an argument outside a Sydney kebab shop.
          9/13/2018: Cricket: A DIFFERENT SPIN      Cache   Translate Page      

FAST-bowling great Mitchell Johnson has made the shock declaration that Australia must play three spinners if they want to compete against Pakistan in the UAE. The bold plan would go against nearly all of Australia’s usual inclinations, particularly...
          VIDEO: La épica pelea de dos serpientes en el interior de una casa      Cache   Translate Page      

Escenas de batalla entre dos serpientes fueron registradas en el interior de una casa, imágenes que tras ser compartidas en la red no tardaron en causar sensación entre el público.

El hecho sucedió durante el fin de semana en Brisbane, Australia, cuando un grupo experto en atrapar a este tipo de reptiles recibió una llamada para alertar de la presencia de los animales en la residencia.

En el material se aprecia a los pitones envolver sus cuerpos entre ellos para iniciar el combate.

Según informa Lana Field, la persona encargada de de capturar a las serpientes, estos consiguieron adentrarse al domicilio por el conducto de aire.

EGP.

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          Atheist Comedian Jim Jefferies Talks God And Faith      Cache   Translate Page      
  It’s no secret I’m a fan of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies. Heck, we had JJ Whitehead on the Naked Diner Podcast and he’s a writer for Comedy Central’s Jim Jefferies Show. One of the many things I like about Jim is how he says he’s an atheist publicly and uses it in his bits. […]
          9/12/2018: NEWS: MAN CLEARED OVER RUGBY STAR FRACAS AT KEBAB SHOP      Cache   Translate Page      
A BRITISH tourist accused of punching a former Australia Rugby Sevens captain in a 3am row outside a Sydney kebab shop has been cleared. James Stannard, 35, suffered a fractured skull. He has since retired. Sam Oliver, 23, said he had been called a...
          Australia’s mining sector pushing for revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership      Cache   Translate Page      
Brandeis International Business School study cited
          Religious Australian Parents Turn to Homeschooling to Fight Religious Discrimination      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Offer - Want to teach and travel around China, 15k-18k rmb, ESL teaching in Hangzhou - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page      
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/5c32ceBenefits and Salary for Foreign Teachers: (1) Monthly salary will be RMB15000 to18000 after taxation (depending on experience); (2) The two week winter holiday with one week paid, and summer holiday is one month with one week’ s salary (Summer Camp work can be available). (4) Annual bonus of 5000 RMB according to the start date and your performance. (5) Accident Insurance & medical insurance for every employee; Requirements: (1) The candidate must pass a health check, have no criminal record and hold a bachelor’ s degree or above. (2) Teachers in kindergartens must be native speakers preferably from: Australia/New Zealand/Canada/UK/USA/Ireland/South Africa. (3) 2 or more years of work experience, in a related or similar position (is preferred). (4) Preference to those who hold certificates such as TEFLTESOLTESL. (5) Additional consideration and wage for those who have past Montessori experience. Others: (1) The following working places are available: Hangzhou, China, (2) Working time: From Mondays to Fridays, 8: 30 AM to 17: 00 PM; Salary: 15000 CNY to 18000 CNY MonthlyWork visa provided: No Teaching Students age: kindergartenWork Location: Hangzhou ,ZhejiangRequirements:- Teaching experience- Degree in any field- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.io/5c32ce
          Noodle      Cache   Translate Page      
Please join me to meet and greet our latest Star Kit, Noodle. He is a 5 month old DSH from Australia. He is still a youngling and a beautiful boy. Loves sitting in the sun and sleeping. He also runs around the house alot.
          Senior Software Engineer - .Net - Nugates - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
*Job Summary* *We are looking for an experienced Dot Net Developer (Min Exp: 2+ yrs)* *Position Vacant: 2 - 4* Need to work on project for Australian Govt. ... ₹18,000 - ₹30,000 a month
From Indeed - Sun, 29 Jul 2018 18:04:39 GMT - View all Shiliguri, West Bengal jobs
          US-China tariffs: The next round could hit your Fitbit, dishwasher, and garlic seasoning - CNN      Cache   Translate Page      

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US-China tariffs: The next round could hit your Fitbit, dishwasher, and garlic seasoning
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(CNN) American consumers may soon get a taste of the trade tensions between the United States and China. Thousands of goods, ranging from dishwashers to Fitbit fitness trackers to food seasonings, are poised to become more expensive if President ...
Real Time Economics: US Workers Are Quitting Jobs at the Fastest Rate In 17 YearsWall Street Journal (blog)
US proposing new round of trade talks with China: WSJMarketWatch
Apple says Trump tariffs could increase prices for Apple Watch, AirPods, moreCBS News
The Australian Financial Review -Wall Street Journal
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          Fuerteventura : Antigua Promocionada desde Japón a Italia con el Golf para Ciegos      Cache   Translate Page      



·        El golfista ciego Malcolm John Elrick y su compañera y mujer Sandra Shaw, residentes en Caleta de Fuste, han sido invitados a jugar en Italia por la buena clasificación obtenida en el Open de Japón.
·        Las concejalías de Deportes y Turismo de Antigua, junto a Salinas Golf y Meeting Point Hotels, respaldan los sueños de triunfo del equipo golfista.

En Fuerteventura el Ayuntamiento de Antigua desde las concejalías de Deportes y Turismo, no dudó hace dos años en apoyar a esta pareja de campeones en el circuito internacional de opens de golf para ciegos, entonces con destino al Campeonato de Mundo celebrado en Japón, logrando el sexto lugar de la clasificación, y ahora destino al Open y Campeonato del Mundo de Italia que se celebran del 29 de septiembre al 6 de octubre.

Malcolm John Elrick es miembro de la Asociación Internacional de Golf para Ciegos y de la Canarian Blind Golf, a quien representa en estos campeonatos. Siempre acompañado de su compañera y esposa Sandra Shaw para indicarle distancias, posicionamientos o fuerza del viento. Un equipo que se completa con Lola, una preciosa y leal canina que guía con seguridad cada paso de Malcolm.

En el Campeonato del Mundo de Italia participan 80 jugadores, todos miembros de la asociación internacional de golf para ciegos, representando países como Australia, Canadá, Estados Unidos, Korea, Inglaterra y propio país anfitrión, Italia.

Un Campeonato que será televisado, seguido en medios locales, y compartido en las redes sociales, permitiendo una importante promoción del Municipio de Antigua, destacado con logos turísticos de Caleta de Fuste en su equipo deportivo, camisetas y gorras, también de la isla de Fuerteventura, y sus excelentes campos de golf, como las instalaciones del patrocinador, Salinas Golf, o la excelencia que ofrece Meeting Point Hotels.

En la presentación del equipo de golf para ciegos conformado por Malcolm John Elrick, Sandra Shaw y la canina Lola, estuvieron también los concejales de Turismo y Deportes del Ayuntamiento de Antigua, Deborah Edgington y Fernando Estupiñán respectivamente, el representante de la Asociación Canaria de Golf para Ciegos, Sven Tobbak y la representante de Meeting Point Hotels, Helena Borrero.


          The Beths Album Release Tour: SOLD OUT      Cache   Translate Page      

After a whirlwind of dates in the US, UK, EU and Australia, The Beths will be returning to our shores for five shows in mid September. The tour is in support of their newly minted album 'Future Me Hates Me' which ...

Auckland | Thursday, 13 September 2018


          Amy Shark Love Monster Tour      Cache   Translate Page      

Following sold out performances throughout Europe and North America already this year, Australian superstar Amy Shark returns to New Zealand this September for three unmissable shows in support of her debut album, 'Love ...

Auckland | Thursday, 13 September 2018


          Grand Final de Gold Coast: ha llegado el momento de la verdad      Cache   Translate Page      

Parecía que no llegaba pero ya está aquí, sólo cinco días para nombrar a un nuevo campeón del mundo. Este domingo 16 de septiembre a las 07:06 hora española dará comienzo la Grand Final de Triatlón 2018. La ciudad australiana de Gold Coast acogerá este año la prueba en la que, salvo sorpresas, esperamos ver... Seguir leyendo

La entrada Grand Final de Gold Coast: ha llegado el momento de la verdad aparece primero en Planeta Triatlón.


          #jump - accomp.anything      Cache   Translate Page      
Well that was good fun! #skydiving #skydive #extreme #gopro #jump #hero #camera #fun #free #fall #learning #fail #training #finally #follow #like #subscribe #cookie #helmet #australia #holiday #gopro #fail #performance #designs #sabre #wingsuit #redbull #fly
          Motorvision TV: Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - OTR SuperSprint, The Bend Motorsport Park 2. Lauf      Cache   Translate Page      
13.09.2018 20:00 - 20:55
Bei der Virgin Australia Supercars Championship steht in der Saison 2018 eine weitere Premiere an: Die Aussie Rennserie gibt ein Gastspiel im The Bend Motorsport Park, der Anfang des Jahres rund 100 Kilometer südöstlich von Adelaide eröffnet worden ist. Für die beiden Supersprint-Rennen sind die Fahrer auf dem 4,9 Kilometer langen International Kurs unterwegs. Weitere Besonderheit: The Bend SuperSprint ist eines von fünf Rennen, bei dem auch Teams der Super2 Series an den Start gehen.
          9/13/2018: NEWS: Patients content with GPs’ professionalism      Cache   Translate Page      

CAIRNS residents have given local GPs their stamp of approval, with 91.9 per cent of locals saying their doctors treated them with respect. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data reveals 41.3 per cent of locals saw a dentist in the 2016-17...
          9/13/2018: NEWS: Aussie first to see reef replanted      Cache   Translate Page      

CORAL Crusaders are reaching out for help to regrow degraded reefs off Fitzroy Island. The campaign has been launched to expand an Australian-first program on the Great Barrier Reef that helps accelerate the recovery of high-value reefs damaged by...
          Three new projects for the World Archives Project      Cache   Translate Page      
Latest additions to Ancestry's World Archives Project (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/community/wap/dashboard.aspx#active):

The Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001 will be familiar as we have keyed similar newspaper projects in the past. There will be some image sets without records to index – we opted for fewer images/image set so the indexing didn’t become overwhelming. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to worldarchivessupport@ancestry.com.

On to the Ukraine with the USHMM – Ukraine, Applications for ID for the Citizens of Stanislav, 1939-1945 records. These records are in Ukranian and can be difficult to read – for this reason this project is advanced. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to worldarchivessupport@ancestry.com.

And finally we land in the UK with the West Midlands, England, Criminal Registers. Criminal records are always fun and these are even moreso as many have images. There are quite a few different record formats so reviewing the sample images will be helpful. Questions can be asked on the message board or sent to worldarchivessupport@ancestry.com.

Happy indexing!

(Original source: https://blogs.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject/?p=2925)

Chris

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          9/13/2018: VIEWS: Start looking after ourselves      Cache   Translate Page      
WE all want to live healthy lives and ensure we and our loved ones receive the best possible medical care. Despite living in one of the most beautiful places in Australia with a mainly good and warm climate, a new report shows that many of us cannot...
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On Wednesday's PM: the Government hits back at claims Senator Lucy Gichuhi was induced to backtrack on naming names over bullying; an Australian uni reverses its smoke-free campus policy; and Pauline Hanson wants a nine-year-old girl thrown out of school for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
          What’s it like to be a young Australian today?      Cache   Translate Page      
One of life’s great traditions is each generation believing that things are easier for the cohort who follow. But is this true?
          9/13/2018: NATION: Office sex pests rife      Cache   Translate Page      
TWO in five women have experienced workplace sexual harassment, a new survey has revealed. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s fourth survey into the issue has produced some alarming results, with 39 per cent of women reporting that they have...
          9/13/2018: NATION: Cleared of athlete hit      Cache   Translate Page      
A YOUNG Englishman has been cleared of flooring Australia’s former rugby sevens captain during an argument outside a Sydney kebab shop. Sam Oliver, 23, claimed he acted in self-defence when he punched then-skipper and Olympian James Stannard, 35, in...
          9/13/2018: LIFESTYLE: Climate plan      Cache   Translate Page      
THE Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has welcomed the launch of the new Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Change Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) by the Queensland Government. The plan assesses the way climate change will impact the health and...
          9/13/2018: LIFESTYLE: IVF babies increase      Cache   Translate Page      
MORE Than 15,000 IVF babies were born in Australia and New Zealand in 2016/17 from IVF cycles undertaken in 2016. A UNSW report shows that this is the highest birthrate in IVF’s 40year history. The report shows the live birthrate per embryo transfer...
          9/13/2018: LIFESTYLE: Fears over abortion Bill      Cache   Translate Page      
CAIRNS doctors have raised concerns that misinformation has been spread about the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018. GP Dr Heather McNamee said the proposed Bill would bring Queensland in line with the rest of Australia. “The law is being...
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          9/13/2018: NEWS: Gas prices tipped to soar      Cache   Translate Page      

GAS prices on Australia’s east coast are likely to surge up to 70 per cent over the next decade, according to energy consulting house Wood Mackenzie. And the southern states will be forced to rely on imports of liquefied natural gas to get through...
          9/13/2018: BUSINESS: Speed up or pay, NBN      Cache   Translate Page      

NBN Co will have to pay internet providers a $25 rebate for every late connection, fault repair or missed appointment under a new requirement enforced by the consumer watchdog. The national broadband network owner has given the Australian Competition...
          9/13/2018: BUSINESS: Pipe giant takeover gets tick      Cache   Translate Page      
THE competition watchdog has approved a Hong Kong consortium’s $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company. It comes after the consortium, CK Group, addressed competition concerns by pledging to sell off all APA...
          9/13/2018: RACING: Scott finds positives in results      Cache   Translate Page      
AUSTRALIA’S Adam Scott missed the Tour Championship for the third time in the last four years, though he at least had a chance. He wasn’t even guaranteed to make the playoffs until a third-place finish in the PGA Championship, followed by a tied fifth...
          9/13/2018: SPORT: Ballinger eyes inaugural NRLW premiership      Cache   Translate Page      

CAIRNS rugby league star Heather Ballinger will go toeto-toe with Australian teammate Ruan Sims in tomorrow night’s NRLW blockbuster at Allianz Stadium. Ballinger and Sims will wear opposite numbers in the clash between the Broncos and Roosters. A...
          9/13/2018: SPORT: Teen bowlers earn call-up for Aussie T20 squad      Cache   Translate Page      

UNCAPPED teenage bowlers Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck have been named in Australia’s 13-woman squad for this month’s three-match women’s T20 series against New Zealand. Melbourne Renegades legspinner Wareham and fast bowling teammate Vlaeminck...
          9/13/2018: SPORT: Test snub hard to take for Maxwell      Cache   Translate Page      
ALL-ROUNDER Glenn Maxwell feels slightly misled after missing out on Australian Test squad selection despite being told to save his legs. The 29-year-old was controversially left out of new coach Justin Langer’s first two Test 15-man squad to face...
          9/13/2018: SPORT: AUSTRALIAN TEST SQUAD      Cache   Translate Page      
Tim Paine (captain), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc
          9/13/2018: SPORT: Klein fine with Britain switch      Cache   Translate Page      

IT DOES not matter what country’s flag is next to Brydan Klein’s name, it is still just tennis when the West Australian steps out on to the court. The former Australian Open junior champion made the shock move to switch allegiances to Great Britain...
          Bulgarian Pair Jailed for Role in Meth Importation Attempt in Australia      Cache   Translate Page      
A Bulgarian couple spent a year flying in and out of Perth in preparation for the arrival of more than 30kg of meth on an ore carrier coming from China — only to be arrested within minutes of taking delivery of the multi-million dollar package. Georgi Stanchev, 47, and his partner Nadezhda Bratanova, 40, drove up and down the coast of WA in camper vans and hire cars in readiness for the docking of the bulk carrier, which floated into Dampier — along with Bulgarian crew member Sava Kuldzhiev — on March 12 this year. Also on board was the huge stash of meth, some of which was hidden in a bright orange life vest that Kuldzhiev was wearing as he disembarked....
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I've never even heard of the Madman Anime Festival, but Nintendo has announced that they're going to be a part of the event! Looks like they're bringing a bunch of already-released titles for fans to check out.


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1001 Пазл. Вокруг Света. Австралия

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          Asia and Australia Edition: Your Thursday News Briefing: Typhoon Mangkhut, China, Apple      Cache   Translate Page      
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
          Prostate Cancer, what do you know about it? - كما تخضع النساء لفحوصات دورية، يتوجب ذلك على الرجال أيضا      Cache   Translate Page      

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Australia. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australia with 20,000 men diagnosed and close to 3,300 deaths each year.

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شهر أيلول (سبتمبر) هو شهر التوعية بسرطان البروستات في أستراليا الذي يعتبر أكثر أنواع السرطان شيوعًا في أستراليا بحيث يتم تشخيص عشرين ألف اصابة وتسجيل وفاة 3300 مصاب كل عام.


          Benefits of studying Arabic in Australia - فوائد تعلُّم اللغة العربية في أستراليا      Cache   Translate Page      

Open the Door to the Arab World is a yearly forum organised by the University of Melbourne to showcase the benefits of studying Arabic in Australia.

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يعتبر اكتساب لغات إضافية أمرا ضروريا في حياة الانسان لا سيما بالنسبة لتعزيز فرص الحصول على عمل. هذا ما سمعه حوالي مئة طالب وطالبة في ولاية فيكتوريا خلال ندوة أقامتها جامعة ملبورن مؤخرا.

 


          how can you stay positive whilst transitioning your way into a new career? - كيف يمكنك التحلّي بالإيجابية عند البحق عن عمل أو مهنة جديدة؟      Cache   Translate Page      

A recent study by the University of South Australia's Centre for Workplace Excellence found that nearly one-third of mature-aged job seekers experience ageism in their attempts to find work.

 

And time required for those aged over 55 to get a job can take up to 68 weeks.

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ثلث الباحثين عن عمل يتعرضون للتمييز العمري، والأشخاص الذين تزيد أعمارهم عن الخامسة والخمسين، يستغرقون نحو ثمان وستين أسبوعا للحصول على وظيفة.


          Jordanian family fears deportation after 7 years in Australia - شبح الترحيل يهدد عائلة أردنية بعد سبع سنوات في أستراليا      Cache   Translate Page      

Good Morning Australia interviewed Mrs. Rafah Khaledi, mother of Reem Alwash whose family could be deported to Jordan after an appeal has been rejected by the court. The family has been in Australia for the past 7 years on a bridging visa and claim they've succeeded in blending into society through work and voluntary activities. 

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تواجه عائلة الديري خطر الترحيل من أستراليا اثر خطأ في الطلب الذي تقدموا به لدائرة الهجرة وذلك بعد سبع سنوات قضوها في البلاد. 


          Morrison supports Dutton in war of words against former border chief - موريسون يدعم داتون في حربه الكلامية مع رئيس قوة الحدود السابق      Cache   Translate Page      

The former head of Australian Border Force demands Peter Dutton withdraw comments made about him in parliament. 

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رئيس الوزراء وصف ادعاءات الرئيس السابق لقوة الحدود بالكاذبة. وتطورات الملف السوري في النشرة الأخبارية المفصلة الأولى لهذا الصباح


          How did September 11 attacks change the world? - كيف غيرت أحداث 9/11 وجه العالم؟      Cache   Translate Page      

Good Morning Australia interviewed counter terrorism expert, Dafer Shommari to discuss the implications of September 11 attacks after 17 years. 

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استيقظ العالم في مثل هذا اليوم قبل 17 عاماً على مشاهد على شاشة التلفزيون كانت أشبه بفيلم سينمائي إذ وثقت اصطدام طائرتين مدنيتين ببرجي مركز التجارة العالمي في نيويورك فكيف تغير العالم بعد هذا التاريخ؟ 


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Replies: 223 Last poster: v8power67 at 12-09-2018 23:34 Topic is Open Robolokotobo schreef op woensdag 12 september 2018 @ 23:21: [...] Klinkt meer alsof je de game graag af wil kraken. Heb je wel gezien hoeveel detail er in de graphics zit. De bomen, de huizen en de weilanden enz. En ik heb geen karteltje gezien en de game is juist verassend scherp en strak dus ik weet niet waar je het over hebt als je zegt erg veel aliasing. De map gaat net zo groot zijn als die van deel 3 is gezegd. Ik vind de omgeving en de setting juist bijzonder mooi. Veel mooier dan het zon overgoten en tropische Australië. En we hebben nu vier seizoenen op de hele map. En ieder seizoen wordt op diverse manieren gebracht. Hoeveel variatie wil je hebben? Misschien moet je The Crew 2 gaan spelen. Misschien vindt je dat wel een mooie game. Geintje natuurlijkJa kraak graag games af.. is mn hobby.. Nee ik zie wat ik zie op mijn tv. Kan er niks anders van maken.
           Australia’s leaders let their hair loose at the annual Winter Ball       Cache   Translate Page      
Regarded as the biggest social event of the year in the nation's capital, guests began arriving at Parliament House in Canberra for the annual Midwinter Ball.
          Australian Lebanese Medical Association donates 11 defibrillators to community centres - الجمعية الطبية اللبنانية الأسترالية تتبرع بأجهزة انعاش القلب للجاليات اللبنانية في ملبورن      Cache   Translate Page      

The Australian Lebanese Medical Association - Victoria will be donating 11 defibrillators to all Lebanese religious centers around Melbourne as part its objectives to help the Lebanese communities in Australia.

 

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تقوم الجمعية الطبية اللبنانية الأسترالية بعدة نشاطات لإفادة الجالية اللبنانية في فيكتوريا في هذا الشهر، ومنها توزيع أحد عشر جهاز صدمة كهربائية لإنعاش القلب على المراكز والتجمعات الدينية في ملبورن.


          In Someone Else's Shoes: A story about multiculturalism - رجل الأعمال والمدافع عن التعددية الثقافية الذي وصل إلى أستراليا في "حذاء" ليس له      Cache   Translate Page      

For the past 40 years, Joseph Assaf has been championing multiculturalism, showcasing the stories of migrants and how they’ve helped build Australia.

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حصل رجل الأعمال الأسترالي من أصول لبنانية جو عساف على وسام ملكي برتبة فارس بمناسبة عيد ميلاد الملكة اليزابيث لهذا العام تقديراً لإسهاماته في اثراء التنوع الاثني في أستراليا ولكن قصة هجرته تحمل تفاصيل أثرت في مجمل مراحل حياته فيما بعد. 


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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Defense attorneys for a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year say that prosecutors have...
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          Tritium Gets DoE Funding For Extreme Fast-Charger In U.S.      Cache   Translate Page      
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           A potato of integrity? It's a fair cop      Cache   Translate Page      
A potato of integrity? It's a fair cop It seems strange to think, but only a few short weeks ago, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton came within three votes of becoming Australia’s prime minister. A week is a long time in politics, because now Dutton finds himself besieged on all sides. Under fire from females in his own Party over bullying claims from his supporters, threatened with expulsion from the Parliament over a s44 [...] read now...
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Former NRL star Marika Koroibete has committed to the Wallabies' World Cup campaign with the winger signing a new Rugby Australia deal that takes him through...
          The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, September 13, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

By Dan Bell

The NZD opens up at 0.6561.

Finally some relief for the Kiwi overnight. The USD initially sold off on poor monthly PPI data, coming in at -0.1% relative to the 0.2% expected. While this lead to some of the weakness, it was the news that the $200B of new tariffs may not go ahead (at least for now) that added to the momentum. With the November mid-term elections coming up quickly, Trump may not want to be seen as being too reckless. Short term though, any willingness to get back to trade talks between the US and China is risk positive, and especially helps currencies like the NZD.

At 1:30 PM NZT we have the Australian Employment Change and Unemployment Rate data coming out. Generally the Unemployment Rate has been coming in lower than expectations, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see that trend continue, with the number coming in lower than what economists predict at 5.3%.

Pretty heavy data coming out overnight, both the Bank of England and ECB have interest rate decisions, though both are widely expected to remain on hold. With the recent USD weakness we have seen, monthly US CPI data becomes pretty interesting. I would expect a big miss to have a bit more follow through than normal.

Global equity markets were generally up - Dow +0.19%, S&P 500 +0.13%, FTSE +0.55%, DAX +0.52%, CAC +0.91%, Nikkei -0.27%, Shanghai -0.33%.

Gold prices rose almost 1% to USD$1,207 an ounce, while WTI Crude Oil prices continued to climb, up 1.1% to US $70.28 per barrel.

Current indicative rates:

NZDUSD 0.6561 0.6%
NZDEUR  0.5642 0.3%
NZDGBP 0.5027 0.4%
NZDJPY 72.97 0.7%
NZDAUD 0.9145 -0.3%
NZDCAD 0.8525 -0.7%
GBPNZD 1.9889 -0.5%

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          - ECB Press Conference


 

 

 

 

 

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          The USD and US rates drift lower. US wants more trade talks with China. Fed sees 'restrictive' rates needed. Oil prices reach four year highs. Eyes on US CPI      Cache   Translate Page      

By Nick Smyth

Press reports that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had invited China to attend trade talks have given a sharp lift to the NZD and AUD.  There wasn’t much reaction in either equity or bond markets to the trade news though.  US yields have drifted lower ahead of tonight’s US CPI release.

After reaching a low of 0.6503 in the London morning, the NZD has since moved almost 1% higher to 0.6560 after the WSJ reported on a possible resumption in US-China trade talks.  According to the reports, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin – who is perceived to be one of the more moderate voices within the US administration – had invited Chinese officials to meet in the coming weeks to discuss trade.  President Trump may hold off on imposing tariffs on the $200b of Chinese imports before the conclusion of the talks. 

Market expectations of a breakthrough are probably reasonably low given the two sides have failed to reach agreement in previous rounds of talks (the US demands to date have been unacceptable to China), but the news came as a welcome boost to the CNH and, consequently, the NZD and AUD.  The CNH is around 0.7% stronger on the day, with the AUD – the market’s preferred China ‘proxy’ within G10 – up 0.8%.  Given the current negative sentiment towards China and the near-record short positioning in the NZD and AUD according to the CFTC, there is the potential for last night’s moves to extend further in the near-term. 

Outside of EMFX and commodities, which were both higher on the day, there wasn’t much positive spill-over from the trade news to broader risk markets.  The S&P500 is down around 0.1% on the day and the NASDAQ 0.5% lower.  US equities have been relatively unaffected by the ratcheting up in trade tensions over recent months, which suggests they probably won’t benefit to the same extent as Chinese equities, for instance, from more positive developments. 

US rates have drifted slightly lower over the past 24 hours, with the 10 year yield down 1bp to 2.96%, but still within reach of the psychologically important 3% level.  Lower than expected US PPI and a strong US 10 year bond auction both helped support bonds on the day, although there will be far more interest in the US CPI report released tonight. 

Fed Governor Brainard, seen as an influential member of the FOMC, spoke overnight and echoed comments from several other Fed officials recently that the cash rate may need to go into restrictive territory.  Brainard noted that “it appears reasonable to expect the shorter-run neutral rate to rise somewhat higher than the longer-run neutral rate.”  Brainard said she kept a close eye on the yield curve (the 2s10s curve is now just 21 bps), but cautioned that the decline in the term premium may distorting the level of longer-dated Treasury yields and, by extension, the information content that the curve provides; an inverted yield curve has been a historically reliable lead indicator of US recession since WWII.  Finally, Brainard noted rising risks in the corporate sector, and in particular leveraged lending, which could suggest some emerging signs of ‘overheating’ in the financial sector.  Brainard’s comments didn’t have much impact on market pricing, but we would interpret them as implying the Fed intends to tighten by more than the market currently prices. 

In FX, the USD is weaker across the board against G10 currencies, as well as most of the EMFX universe, amidst the more positive news on trade.  The DXY is 0.4% lower on the day and at a two-week low. 

Oil prices have moved higher again, with Brent crude oil reaching $80 per barrel for the first time since 2014.  Against a backdrop of reduced Iranian oil supply and the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence (which is expected to pressure US gasoline supplies), the weekly DOE report showed a larger than expected drawdown in crude inventories. 

The rise in oil prices and growing hopes of a NAFTA deal has boosted the Canadian dollar by over 1% from this time yesterday.  Shortly after we published our report yesterday, the CAD moved higher after President Trump said that talks were going well and Canada wanted a deal.  Those gains have extended overnight after Mexico’s economy minister Guajardo said he believed there was a “high chance” of a US-Canada trade deal.  USD/CAD has now moved below the 1.30 mark. 

NZ rates moved up 1-1.5bps yesterday following the previous sessions moves in US Treasury yields, with a steepening bias evident on the curve.  The long-end of the government bond curve was 2-2.5bps higher ahead of the NZDMO’s tender of $250m of 2029 maturity nominal bonds today.  NZ inflation-indexed bonds performed strongly for the second day running, with real yields falling around 2bps, although the implied 10y market ‘breakeven inflation rate’ is still languishing around 1.3%, well below the 2% mid-point of the RBNZ’s inflation target. 

There is a busy session ahead with the Australian labour market report released, the BoE and ECB meetings and US core CPI.  The Turkish central bank also meets, with the median expectation for a 325bp hike to 21%, although the range of estimates for the central bank’s move at this meeting is as wide as 725bps. 


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          USAGold's News & Views September newsletter is up      Cache   Translate Page      

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          9/13/2018: Homed: In the battle of The Blocks, it’s Australia all the way      Cache   Translate Page      

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Bredero wist het al: het kan verkeren. Dat weet nu ook Maasmechelaar Pieter-Jan Deckers. Eerst was hij met zijn vader aan de slag bij de Matrassenreus en later als sales manager bij een elektrobedrijf. Een jaartje rondtrekken in Australië en dan op de terugweg gedurende enkele dagen een Maasmechelse vriend in Thailand bezoeken, was het plan. Dagen werden weken, weken werden maanden en maanden werden jaren. Intussen staat PJ achter de draaitafels in “het Ibiza van Azië.” “Nooit had ik de bedoeling om dj te worden. En al zeker niet in Thailand.”


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          Are we closer to marriage equality with Kevin Rudd?      Cache   Translate Page      
A few weeks ago I had a piece on Dandy asking the question, "Are we closer to marriage equality with Kevin Rudd?": For the first time in our history, Australia now has a Prime Minister who supports marriage equality. While we should rightly celebrate this, we should also not think...
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Virgin Australia Airlines, the country's second largest airline, is banning plastic straws and stirrers – two items that are among those most difficult to recycle.

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          A che cosa serve la rabbia?      Cache   Translate Page      

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Sguardo feroce, denti stretti e labbra serrate. È il volto della rabbia, considerata, in genere, un sentimento estremo e negativo perché ci fa perdere l'autocontrollo: ci fa dire frasi cattive e offensive al partner o al collega di lavoro o, peggio, ci spinge a compiere gesti pericolosi per noi stessi e per chi abbiamo di fronte. 

Arrabbiarsi è piuttosto facile: in famiglia, nei luoghi di lavoro, sui mezzi pubblici. Soprattutto nel traffico. 

Istinto animale. Come gli altri animali che diventano aggressivi se si sentono in pericolo o competono per difendere il loro territorio, anche noi ci arrabbiamo se ci sentiamo minacciati (ad esempio, nella nostra autostima). Oppure se percepiamo un’ingiustizia o una frustrazione dei nostri bisogni (come quando ci viene negato qualcosa). Ma cosa rende alcuni individui più insofferenti di altri?

«Chi si arrabbia di più tende a interpretare gli eventi come negativi per se stesso. Per esempio, se temo che gli altri mi manchino di rispetto posso leggere un sorriso come segno di irrisione anche se non vi erano intenzioni provocatorie», spiega Paolo Meazzini, direttore della Psicoterapia training school di Roma.

«Ciò determina un aumento del livello di attivazione psicofisiologica che predispone all’attacco». Alcuni, però, riescono a controllarsi lo stesso. Perché? Dipende dalla gerarchia degli scopi della persona. «Quando c’è un conflitto fra lo scopo della rabbia (per esempio rispondere a una provocazione) e uno scopo sovraordinato (per esempio mantenere un’immagine di sé di persona pacata) ci si contiene», spiega Olimpia Matarazzo, docente di psicologia generale alla Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli e coautrice del libro La regolazione delle emozioni (Il Mulino).

Se non esprimere la rabbia è una priorità, la si prova anche in modo meno dirompente. «Ma la scelta tra gli scopi avviene in genere in modo inconsapevole per lo stesso meccanismo automatico che a volte ci porta a scegliere un piacere immediato, ignorando le sue conseguenze a lungo termine», precisa Matarazzo. Proprio come si cade in preda alla rabbia anche quando razionalmente si sa che si sta facendo la cosa sbagliata. «Significa che lo scopo più alto, cioè evitare svantaggi futuri, non è stato interiorizzato».

Un muscolo da allenare. I muscoli, per funzionare bene ed essere potenti, vanno allenati. Per l’autocontrollo è lo stesso: si può rinforzare. Baumeister lo ha verificato con diversi esperimenti chiedendo a volontari di modificare il loro comportamento per due settimane. In alcuni studi, si trattava del loro modo di parlare: dovevano esprimersi in maniera corretta ed evitare forme gergali. In altri, il compito era migliorare la propria postura in piedi e da seduti.

Trascorsi i 15 giorni, l’autocontrollo era aumentato su tutta la linea: i partecipanti erano cioè più resistenti alle frustrazioni e alle tentazioni. Questi risultati lasciano supporre che, esercitandosi, il carattere si rinforzi. «Se si dà alle persone aggressive l’opportunità di migliorare il loro autocontrollo, risultano presto meno impulsive», conferma Thomas Denson, psicologo dell’Università del New South Wales (Australia), anche lui coordinatore di esperimenti affini a quelli di Baumeister.

In una delle sue ricerche, infatti, ha chiesto a un campione di studenti di usare solo la mano non dominante per due settimane: «Per muovere il mouse, mescolare il caffè, aprire le porte: ciò richiede autocontrollo perché va contro il proprio istinto», spiega Denson. Poi, si è messa alla prova la loro aggressività: potevano “punire” una persona che li aveva insultati con un’esplosione di rumore decidendo volume e durata del suono. Chi aveva fatto il training della mano fu molto più clemente.

Stressati. Tuttavia, anche se si può rinforzare con l’allenamento, l’autocontrollo risente dello stress. Questo perché funziona come una riserva limitata di energia, che si consuma e che deve essere rigenerata. Così, se la nostra forza di volontà è già stata messa alla prova (ad esempio, dopo un periodo di superlavoro per rispettare una scadenza), diventa difficile restare padroni di sé e non resistere a qualche tentazione.

Lo dimostra anche uno studio della Monmouth University (Usa) su persone sentimentalmente impegnate: coloro a cui era stato vietato dagli sperimentatori di mangiare dei biscotti appena sfornati, subito dopo erano più inclini a flirtare via chat con uno sconosciuto. Dover resistere ai dolci aveva indebolito il loro autocontrollo. Quando le proprie risorse sono esaurite si diventa anche più aggressivi. È stato dimostrato che, dopo una giornata pesante, si è più suscettibili alle critiche del partner e più insofferenti ai suoi difetti: mandarsi al diavolo, in questi casi, è un attimo!

Non esagerare. Eppure non si può, e non si deve, rinunciare del tutto alla spontaneità. Le persone fredde e impassibili perdono ogni naturalezza, con conseguenze, anche in questo caso, sulla loro vita sociale: «Se non si inviano segnali di ciò che si prova, non c’è scambio emotivo e le relazioni ne risentono. Diventa più difficile, per esempio, creare legami di amicizia», dice Meazzini. È vero che molto dipende anche dalla propria cultura (si pensi al famoso aplomb inglese e alla proverbiale riservatezza giapponese), ma in generale l’impenetrabilità tiene lontani gli altri.

E allora, nel caso della rabbia, come va gestita? Dipende. Lo psicologo James Averill del­l’Università del Massachusetts (Usa) ne ha individuati tre tipi. La prima è la rabbia “malevola” che esprime disprezzo o desiderio di vendetta; la seconda è di “sfogo”, scarica una tensione, spesso su chi non ha colpa. C’è poi una rabbia “costruttiva”, quella che fa valere le proprie ragioni, comunica coinvolgimento e rafforza le relazioni (per esempio, se è rivolta a un amico gli fa capire che è importante per noi). Ecco, questa forse è la rabbia giusta, per la quale ogni tanto si può anche perdere il controllo

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RAbbia buona. C'è anche un'altra rabbia "positiva", quella che ci aiuta a reagire e a uscire dai guai. È l'emozione che nell'evoluzione ha aiutato i nostri antenati a difendere se stessi e la prole dalle minacce dell'ambiente e che, a differenza della paura, li spingeva all'attacco e non alla fuga.

È anche la stessa rabbia positiva che nella vita di tutti i giorni ci dà l'energia per abbattere l'ostacolo che ci impedisce di realizzare un bisogno o un desiderio: scatta in noi quando ci sentiamo defraudati di qualcosa, o quando non accettiamo un'ingiustizia. Insomma, senza questa "energia rabbiosa" non avremmo la forza necessaria per affermare i nostri valori e far valere i nostri diritti. Anche, per esempio, nel mondo del lavoro.

si chiama liget. Esiste infatti quell’energia rabbiosa che ci fa perdere le staffe, ma che ci spinge a lavorare di più: è una rabbia associata a un senso di ottimismo e di vitalità. Tra gli ilongot, tribù di cacciatori di teste che vivono nelle giungle della Nueva Vizcaya, nelle Filippine, la chiamano liget. Negli anni Ottanta, l’antropologa americana Michelle Rosaldo la portò alla conoscenza dei lettori occidentali. «Se non fosse per il liget - dicevano gli ilongot a Rosaldo -  non avremmo una vita e non lavoreremmo mai».


          Bank of America has poached a senior investment banker from Citi to head up energy dealmaking out of New York (BAC)      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch has hired a senior energy investment banker from Citigroup.
  • Jerry Schretter is joining Bank of America has co-head of energy investment banking in the Americas, according to an internal memo viewed by Business Insider.
  • Additionally, Anya Weaving, an MD in energy mergers and acquisitions out of London, is moving to New York with a new role as vice chairman of global natural resources, according to the memo.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has added a senior investment banker from Citigroup to head up energy dealmaking out of the bank's New York City office. 

Jerry Schretter, who was previously a managing director and co-head of upstream energy banking at Citi, is joining Bank of America has co-head of energy investment banking in the Americas, according to an internal memo viewed by Business Insider.

Schretter, a 25-year industry vet, will co-head the Americas business with Brad Hutchinson, who joined in 2015 from Barclays and is based in Houston, according to the memo from Julian Mylchreest, the firm's global head of natural resources investment banking.

A Citigroup spokeswoman declined to comment.

Additionally, Anya Weaving, an MD in energy mergers and acquisitions out of London, is moving to New York with a new role as vice chairman of global natural resources.

"The addition of Jerry and Anya to our Americas Energy practice reflects the significant momentum we are experiencing in this space as we continue to win key mandates and further grow our market share through leading transactions like the recently announced $10.5 billion sale of BHP's U.S. shale business to BP," Mylchreest wrote in the memo. 

JPMorgan and Citi topped the league table for global energy and natural sources investment banking fees in 2017 with 8.3% and 5.7% market share of the $11 billion business, respectively, according to Dealogic. Bank of America ranked 6th with a 4.5% share. 

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          Facebook partners with vegan company      Cache   Translate Page      

Facebook launches a pilot program with Raise Vegan, Inc. to promote vegan diets to parents and students from conception to adulthood.

Yesterday, I blogged about how the checkoff is promoting beef in schools to student athletes, and I expressed how supportive I am of this educational effort.

Today, I’m even more grateful that my checkoff dollar is being used this way because Facebook has just launched a new pilot program with vegan company, Raise Vegan, Inc. to promote plant-based diets to students and parents.

READ: Checkoff beefs up schools & sports teams

The pilot program is subscription-based with virtual courses offered through the Facebook app in partnership with Google and Apple. Courses including vegan pregnancy, vegan parenting, vegan nutrition and veganism from conception to adulthood.

So what is Raise Vegan, Inc? According to the company website, “The vegan company that started just a year ago, is an all female-led team based in New York, with offices in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Seeing a much-needed service for parents, they grew from just a few members, to millions of parents around the world in a matter of months.

“They issue the leading print and digital vegan parenting magazine worldwide, while hosting the largest private meet-up groups, and virtual chat groups supporting parents as they raise their families on plant-based diets. Raise Vegan has been working closely with Facebook developers since 2017, it was a natural progression to hosting the educational vegan groups for the tech giant.”

READ: How vegans got it wrong on cattle & climate change

The pilot is currently being tested by 25 groups around the world, and for $9.99, users can subscribe to the virtual educational courses, which are led by Dahlia and James Marin, of a vegan company called, “Married to Health.”

This is quite concerning to me, not just as a beef producer, but as a parent, too. This is pure ideological indoctrination that is based on poor science, popular trends and misinformation about animal welfare and the environment.

What’s worse, a vegan diet, if done incorrectly and without B12 supplementation, could be damaging to a child’s growth and development.

According to a Daily Mail article titled “Trendy vegan diets can wreck a child’s health,” Colin Fernandez explains how a lack of nutrients as the result of a vegan lifestyle can cause ‘irreversible damage’ and malnutrition.

Here’s an excerpt: “Vegan diets, devoid of meat, fish or dairy, can lead to 'devastating' health effects and, in the worst cases, death. Children following vegan diets are 'leaner and smaller' than children who eat meat – or even those on vegetarian diets which allow milk, eggs and cheese.

“The greatest hazard is of vitamin B12 deficiency which 'can have devastating effects' on the brain, nervous system and blood. Too little protein can lead to stunted growth while too much fiber – another concern in vegan diets – can cause children to feel full too quickly, stopping them getting enough of other nutrients in their food.”

READ: Despite meatless propaganda, beef is great for your health

This only highlights the increasing importance of further health education in our schools and of common sense nutrition that isn’t based on unfounded ideologies that are disconnected from reality.

And without the checkoff, where would our concentrated efforts come from in this area? Who would man the ship that could sway consumer perceptions about beef in a positive way?

It’s going to take every one of us being active in our kids’ schools, attending beef council meetings to drive the direction of how the checkoff dollar is spent and responding to articles in the paper and online that paint beef in a negative way.

The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.


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    Unless you're a serious tennis fan, you probably don't know that exactly one player was expelled from the 2017 U.S. Open: Fabio Fognini, for calling a chair umpire a "whore" and worse in Italian during a losing match. He was also fined $96,000 and threatened with banishment from Grand Slam events if he didn't quit acting like a punk on the court.

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    Chastened and apologetic, Fognini returned to Flushing Meadows in 2018 as a No. 14 seed, where he was upset in the third round with no histrionics. Evidently, he's learned to accept defeat.

    So it's simply not true, as Serena Williams asserted during her tearful histrionics after losing to brilliant, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka — also a "woman of color" for those of you keeping score at home — that men are never punished for bad behavior in professional tennis. It happens frequently, although these days the (mostly European) top male players generally behave like adults. Nobody defended Fognini.

    So spare me the John McEnroe videos. That was 30 years ago, and McEnroe's grown up in the interval, although it often seemed he never would. McEnroe himself paid multiple bad conduct fines, but was disqualified only once, from the 1990 Australian Open.

    A very great player, Serena Williams has had several memorable meltdowns at the Open. The worst was in 2009, when she loomed over a diminutive line judge shouting "I swear to God I'll take the f—king ball and shove it down your f—king throat." Game, set and match to Belgium's Kim Clijsters, who coincidentally went on to become the first mother ever to win the Open.

    Afterward, Serena said the line judge was foolish to fear her, as she's never been a violent person.

    So no, I'm not buying Serena's 2018 melodrama, and neither should anybody else. Half-drunk, boorish U.S. Open crowds are bad enough. But an experienced world-class athlete like her deliberately provoking the crowd was a shameful display of poor sportsmanship.

    The kid was beating her; Serena couldn't take it.    

    Should chair umpire Carlos Ramos, a notorious stickler for the rules, have ignored her coach's obvious hand signals? Serena later claimed she never saw them. But ESPN close-ups showed her repeatedly looking in his direction, probably what drew Ramos' attention in the first place.

    As he later admitted, Coach Patrick Mouratoglou was definitely signaling her to get to the net — and Serena was doing it, with some success. He alibied that everybody does it. But it's definitely against the rules.

    No penalty, just a warning. Nevertheless, Serena lost it, heatedly denying she'd ever cheated — which neither Ramos nor anybody else said she did. After she kept going on about it, Ramos said, "I know that."

    After missing a backhand and losing her next service game, however — a critical point in the match — Serena smashed her racquet to bits on the court. Ramos assessed her a point penalty. He really had no choice.

    The score was now 2-3 with Osaka serving. Four games had been played since the initial warning, but Williams wouldn't let it go. "You owe me an apology," she said to Ramos, loudly enough for the crowd to hear. "I have never cheated in my life. I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her."

    The nationalistic crowd began to boo. Osaka held serve, 3-3. Then she broke Serena's serve to go ahead 4-3 and Williams completely lost it. On the changeover, she stood up and pointed in Ramos's face, repeatedly demanding that the umpire apologize for something he'd never said.

    Ramos wasn't beating her; Osaka was.

    "How dare you insinuate that I was cheating," she said loudly. "And you stole a point from me; you're a thief, too."

    Ramos had enough. He assessed a third code violation for verbal abuse: an automatic game penalty, 5-3. Serena called for the tournament referee, leading to a lengthy, confusing delay while the jeers rained down.

    Should Ramos have given her one last warning, as Chris Evert thought? Maybe so. On the other hand, unlike her opponent, Williams is a 36-year-old tour veteran. She's supposed to know the rules. Also, however, like a lot of tennis professionals, a pampered childhood prodigy who travels the world in a celebrity bubble: surrounded by flunkies, protected by money, and tempted to self-dramatize.

    Serena didn't blurt out an angry expletive; she made an hourlong spectacle of it. Amid the avalanche of commentary, I thought the great Martina Navratilova — who certainly understands "feeling like an outsider in the game of tennis" — put it best.

    "I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?"

    Naomi Osaka accepted the U.S. Open trophy with tears running down her face as the crowd shamefully booed her. Serena owes her big apology.

    I'm guessing she'll never get one.


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    A snake catcher in Australia is a professional who lives our worst nightmares every day. On Monday, snake catcher Max Jackson was called to investigate an attic space in Mount Coolum, Queensland. What he found were two 8-foot carpet pythons wrestling. He captured those two, but since they were fighting, there's most likely a female nearby -and they are usually bigger! (via Digg)


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              Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 4 With 30 Percent Larger Display, Thinner Body, ECG Reader, Fall Detection, and More      Cache   Translate Page      
    Apple announced new Apple Watch models at its Gather Round event today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes – a step up from the 38mm and 42mm options of previous models – has a thinner body, and comes with a number of next-generation medical heart detection features approved by the FDA.


    The new models have screens that are 30 percent larger than previous versions and, combined with a new user interface, allow watch faces to display up to eight complications, while native apps can show more information.

    The Digital Crown has been re-engineered to include haptic feedback for better tactile responsiveness, the built-in speaker is 50 percent louder, and the microphone has been relocated, to reduce echo for better sound quality.

    Meanwhile, new heart detection features, made possible via a new electrical heart sensor, include the ability to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) readings right out of the box, as well as detect low heart rhythm with background detection for atrial fibrillation, and low heart rate monitoring to detect very low blood flow from the heart.

    The back of the Series 4 is made entirely of ceramic and sapphire crystal, with radio waves able to pass more freely through the front and rear, enabling better reception when using cellular functions. Despite the new tech, battery life remains on average the same as the previous generation Apple Watch, while running enthusiasts can now look forward to six hours' battery life when using outdoor workouts.


    A new 64-bit Dual Core S4 processor provides up to 2x faster performance over previous generation models, and faster accelerometer and gyroscope technologies allow for better sensitivity, including the ability to detect a physical fall.

    By analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, the Apple Watch Series 4 sends the user an alert after a fall, which can be dismissed or used to initiate a call to emergency services. If the device senses immobility for 60 seconds after the notification, it will automatically call emergency services and send a message along with location to emergency contacts.

    With watchOS 5, Activity competitions allow users to challenge other Apple Watch wearers, automatic workout detection provides an alert to start a workout while giving retroactive credit, and Yoga and Hiking are new dedicated workout types that accurately track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

    Meanwhile, Apple Watch owners can reach their friends with a tap of the wrist with Walkie-Talkie, a watch-to-watch connection exclusive to watchOS 5 that allows communication around the world over Wi-Fi or cellular.

    The 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch models come in GPS and GPS + Cellular versions, in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold aluminum case options, and stainless steel options in Silver, Space Black, and Gold (with matching Milanese band).


    A new Nike+ collection for Series 4 features redesigned Nike watch faces, which match to the new band colors, including a Pure Platinum/Black Sport Band and a Summit White Sport Loop with reflective yarn. Meanwhile new Hermès variants introduce an assortment of color-blocked bands and watch faces that shift from one color to the other with the passage of the minute hand.

    Apple Watch Series 4 pricing starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for LTE, while the Series 3 continues to be available but at the new lower price of $280. Orders for the new models and new bands open Friday, September 14, with availability beginning Friday, September 21, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US, with other countries later this year.

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    THE twisted brother and sister at the centre of an incestual Australian family-of-40 had four kids together, reports claim. Martha and Charlie Colt were among the eight relatives arrested when they were found living on a filthy plot which “smelt of urine in faeces” in April. Genetic tests found 11 of the 12 kids, who […]
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    THE mother of Madison Lyden, the Australian tourist killed by a truck while riding a bike in New York, has branded Manhattan’s top prosecutor a coward for failing to file criminal charges against the driver whose actions allegedly led to the tragedy.
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    THE mother of Madison Lyden, the Australian tourist killed by a truck while riding a bike in New York, has branded Manhattan’s top prosecutor a coward for failing to file criminal charges against the driver whose actions allegedly led to the tragedy.
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              When are Aussie jobs and how could they affect AUD/USD?      Cache   Translate Page      

    Overview of Australian jobs report (Feb)

    Australia's monthly jobs report is back on the cards for Asian markets today, due 0130GMT. Employment gains are starting to face headwinds after two years of breakneck additions.

    Analysts at TD Securities explained that the three leading employment indicators point to 2-2½%/y employment growth, and so our expected 'seasonal' August dip (TD -10k, mkt +18k) is unlikely to be the start of renewed weakness:

    "As employment and hours' worked were so strong last year, all annual growth rates suffer from adverse base effects. We look for the unemployment rate to pip higher to 5.4% (mkt 5.3%) on an unchanged participation rate of 65.5% (mkt 65.6%). Adding to the sour tone, we look for a correction in full-time employment as well (-20k)."

    Analysts at Westpac explained:

    'in July, the incoming rotation group has an employment to population ration lower than the group it replaced but on par with the sample as whole. We expected this and is why, in part, we forecast a small number. In August, the group rolling out is more like the sample overall so we will not speculate this month on the possible impact of sample rotation. Our Jobs Index model suggests that labour demand may have eased but it still at a robust level. As such, we have forecast an around trend 18k for August. unemployment rate Westpac's forecast for an around trend rise in employment of 18k, and with the participation rate rounding up to 65.6%, will see the hold flat at 5.3%.

    Analysts at ANZ:

    We expect a solid rise in employment in August after the 4k fall in July. ANZ Job Ads growth has slowed, and business conditions have edged lower from very buoyant levels, however both still point to ongoing expansion in employment growth. 

    Further weakness in job ads or a sharp deterioration in business conditions would be concerning. We look for a rise of 20k and an unchanged unemployment rate of 5.3%.

     

    How could the data affect AUD/USD?

    As being the proxy currency of choice to what goes down in China town and EM-FX,  what with a sharp rally in the Lira and CNH, AUD/USD made a high of  0.7182 and closed at 0.7166 in NY. It crept lower into early Asia to 0.7162 - still up for the lows of 0.7085 (lowest since Feb 2016). From here, there is a solid bull bar on the daily sticks, although bulls ran out of stem at the 10-D SMA as the first hurdle to now clear on a positive jobs outcome. The 4hr SMA supports on the downside at 0.7157 as does the 10-D SMA at 0.7124. The 0.72 handle os a key upside target while the bears look to 0.7080 key downside target. 

    Key notes:

    • US inflation preview: Expect a straightforward USD reaction, Fed may find its limits
    • AUD/USD analysis: Australian employment figures to be a make it or break it

    About Aussie jobs data:

    The Employment Change released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a measure of the change in the number of employed people in Australia. Generally speaking, a rise in this indicator has positive implications for consumer spending which stimulates economic growth. Therefore, a high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the AUD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).


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    Unless you're a serious tennis fan, you probably don't know that exactly one player was expelled from the 2017 U.S. Open: Fabio Fognini, for calling a chair umpire a "whore" and worse in Italian during a losing match. He was also fined $96,000 and threatened with banishment from Grand Slam events if he didn't quit acting like a punk on the court.

    Unless you're a serious tennis fan, you probably don't know that exactly one player was expelled from the 2017 U.S. Open: Fabio Fognini, for calling a chair umpire a "whore" and worse in Italian during a losing match. He was also fined $96,000 and threatened with banishment from Grand Slam events if he didn't quit acting like a punk on the court.

    Chastened and apologetic, Fognini returned to Flushing Meadows in 2018 as a No. 14 seed, where he was upset in the third round with no histrionics. Evidently, he's learned to accept defeat.

    So it's simply not true, as Serena Williams asserted during her tearful histrionics after losing to brilliant, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka — also a "woman of color" for those of you keeping score at home — that men are never punished for bad behavior in professional tennis. It happens frequently, although these days the (mostly European) top male players generally behave like adults. Nobody defended Fognini.

    So spare me the John McEnroe videos. That was 30 years ago, and McEnroe's grown up in the interval, although it often seemed he never would. McEnroe himself paid multiple bad conduct fines, but was disqualified only once, from the 1990 Australian Open.

    A very great player, Serena Williams has had several memorable meltdowns at the Open. The worst was in 2009, when she loomed over a diminutive line judge shouting "I swear to God I'll take the f—king ball and shove it down your f—king throat." Game, set and match to Belgium's Kim Clijsters, who coincidentally went on to become the first mother ever to win the Open.

    Afterward, Serena said the line judge was foolish to fear her, as she's never been a violent person.

    So no, I'm not buying Serena's 2018 melodrama, and neither should anybody else. Half-drunk, boorish U.S. Open crowds are bad enough. But an experienced world-class athlete like her deliberately provoking the crowd was a shameful display of poor sportsmanship.

    The kid was beating her; Serena couldn't take it.    

    Should chair umpire Carlos Ramos, a notorious stickler for the rules, have ignored her coach's obvious hand signals? Serena later claimed she never saw them. But ESPN close-ups showed her repeatedly looking in his direction, probably what drew Ramos' attention in the first place.

    As he later admitted, Coach Patrick Mouratoglou was definitely signaling her to get to the net — and Serena was doing it, with some success. He alibied that everybody does it. But it's definitely against the rules.

    No penalty, just a warning. Nevertheless, Serena lost it, heatedly denying she'd ever cheated — which neither Ramos nor anybody else said she did. After she kept going on about it, Ramos said, "I know that."

    After missing a backhand and losing her next service game, however — a critical point in the match — Serena smashed her racquet to bits on the court. Ramos assessed her a point penalty. He really had no choice.

    The score was now 2-3 with Osaka serving. Four games had been played since the initial warning, but Williams wouldn't let it go. "You owe me an apology," she said to Ramos, loudly enough for the crowd to hear. "I have never cheated in my life. I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her."

    The nationalistic crowd began to boo. Osaka held serve, 3-3. Then she broke Serena's serve to go ahead 4-3 and Williams completely lost it. On the changeover, she stood up and pointed in Ramos's face, repeatedly demanding that the umpire apologize for something he'd never said.

    Ramos wasn't beating her; Osaka was.

    "How dare you insinuate that I was cheating," she said loudly. "And you stole a point from me; you're a thief, too."

    Ramos had enough. He assessed a third code violation for verbal abuse: an automatic game penalty, 5-3. Serena called for the tournament referee, leading to a lengthy, confusing delay while the jeers rained down.

    Should Ramos have given her one last warning, as Chris Evert thought? Maybe so. On the other hand, unlike her opponent, Williams is a 36-year-old tour veteran. She's supposed to know the rules. Also, however, like a lot of tennis professionals, a pampered childhood prodigy who travels the world in a celebrity bubble: surrounded by flunkies, protected by money, and tempted to self-dramatize.

    Serena didn't blurt out an angry expletive; she made an hourlong spectacle of it. Amid the avalanche of commentary, I thought the great Martina Navratilova — who certainly understands "feeling like an outsider in the game of tennis" — put it best.

    "I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?"

    Naomi Osaka accepted the U.S. Open trophy with tears running down her face as the crowd shamefully booed her. Serena owes her big apology.

    I'm guessing she'll never get one.


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              Apple Launch Event Today : Everything You Need To Know      Cache   Translate Page      

    One of the most anticipated events of 2018 is right around the corner. Apple’s September 12th event is what is on everyone’s mind and the new iPhone range is due to take centre stage. Apart from this, Apple is also rumoured to unveil the AirPods 2 and the Apple Watch 4 and possibly some more devices.

    Launch Event:

    The Apple Launch event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theatre on 12th September at 10:00 AM PDT. This converts to 10:30 PM Indian Standard time. This is 6:00 PM in the United Kingdom, 9:00 PM in UAE and 3:00 AM in Australia. The event can also be live streamed using various methods.

    Those owning any apple device such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod can view it on the Apple TV app. The event can also be live-streamed on Safari and Microsoft Edge for Windows users.

    iPhone:

    The iPhone lineup for this year is arguably the most exciting thing about the event. Apple is bound to take a few steps to ensure the growth of its smartphone sales. Which have started to see a slight decline after the initial buzz of the iPhone X. The only solution which will help Apple out of that situation is to expand its customer base.

    Via Spigen

    For years, Apple stuck to manufacturing devices and delivering it to consumers. Unlike other manufacturers, Apple doesn’t focus much on market trends and what the consumers exactly want. They focused on bringing the best experience for users, but users never got much of a say in it. This might have started pinching them a little but as Apple is now looking to change their approach and cater to consumers.

    We expect to see 3 variants of the iPhone which will cover a wide range of features, sizes and price. The devices will be called the iPhone Xs, the iPhone Xs Plus and the iPhone XC, according to reports. The iPhone Xs and Xs Plus will feature the same design as the iPhone X and will have OLED screens. The iPhone XC on the other hand, will feature an LCD display.

     

    The sole reason for Apple to go in for the iPhone XC is to try to expand their market by offering a cheaper version of the iPhone. So lets find out all the rumours about these devices:

    Design:

    The iPhone Xs will sport a 5.8 inch screen while the iPhone Xs Plus has a 6.5 inch display. Both the devices sport a notch and design elements drawn majorly from the iPhone X. They will sport OLED displays and with glass bodies and stainless steel casing.

     

    The cheaper, 6.1 inch iPhone XC on the other hand sports an LCD display. The display design is also based on the iPhone X. The device will sporting a glass body with an aluminium casing. The major design difference with the iPhone XC and the other two variants is the presence of only a single camera on the back.

    All three of the devices will reportedly not have a Touch ID button and will fully depend on [...]

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              Scientists Date Ochre Pattern on South African Rock Fragment      Cache   Translate Page      
    BERGEN, NORWAY—An international team of researchers led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen have concluded that the red marks on a small stone fragment recovered from South Africa’s Blombos Cave were made by a human with a piece of ochre some 73,000 years ago, according to a report in The Guardian. Because the six thin lines crossed by three additional lines end abruptly at the edge of the stone, the scientists think they were part of a larger design on a grindstone cobble that helped process ochre rocks into powder used to make paint. Microscopic examination and experimental reproduction of the design revealed that some of narrow the lines had been made with single strokes of an ochre crayon, which must have been hard and pointed, while others were made with a rubbing motion. “When we reproduced the lines, you have to have a very firm hand and have to apply the ochre quite determinedly to make them look like that,” Henshilwood explained. Similar designs have been found in places across the world, including Australia, France, and Spain, he added, but archaeologists do not know what they might have meant to the people who made them. For more on early examples of artistic expression, go to “The First Artists.”
              Mackie takes modified class win at XRS Australia      Cache   Translate Page      
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              ACTU says Government's domestic violence leave plan isn't enough      Cache   Translate Page      
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              R U OK? Day: Workmates have the power to help      Cache   Translate Page      
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              [AUDIO | VIDEO] Walexy – “Attention” ft. Yung6ix | @iamwalexyo      Cache   Translate Page      

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              PREMIERE: JVLY’s New Single “milk&honey” ft. Una Mey Is As Smooth As It Gets      Cache   Translate Page      

    I’ve really been digging the music that’s been coming out of Australia lately. The latest edition to my catalog is JVLY’s new single “milk&honey” ft. Una Mey. This song was one of those cases where the producer gets writer’s block during the initial writing period only to come back and find new inspiration to finish […]

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              Basketball Australia Switches Its Official Website to New Top-Level Domain .Basketball      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Făgărășeanul Paraschiva, în lotul României la Invictus Games 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Kangaroos in Australia, video      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Dos pitones se enzarzan en un devastador combate      Cache   Translate Page      
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              9/13/2018: TIMES SPORT: McGrath backs Anderson to breach 600-wicket mark      Cache   Translate Page      

    London: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath has backed James Anderson to breach the 600-wicket barrier after the Englishman overtook him to become the most successful fast bowler in the history of Test cricket. Anderson cleaned up Mohammed Shami on...
              9/13/2018: TIMES SPORT: Ponting baffled by Maxwell axe      Cache   Translate Page      
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              COMO The Treasury introduces Helicopter Day Trips to WA’s Wine Country      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Even POSITIVE comments about a person's appearance on Instagram fuels body dissatisfaction      Cache   Translate Page      
    Even POSITIVE comments about a person's appearance on Instagram fuels body dissatisfaction#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Scientists at Flinders University in Australia say complimenting someone's appearance on Instagram may do more harm than good, and suggest leaving a comment on something else entirely. Reported by MailOnline 2 hours ago.
              I Really Want To Help Spider-Man Find All His Backpacks      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Ya puedes descargar la demo de Forza Horizon 4 en PC y Xbox One      Cache   Translate Page      

    Microsot ha lanzado oficialmente la demo de Forza Horizon 4, la esperada nueva entrega de esta serie de conducción exclusiva para Xbox One y PC. Desarrollado por PlayGround Games, esta demo ocupará 27 GB de espacio en tu disco duro pero te permitirá conocer un poco mejor lo que te espera en esta nueva entrega. El escenario principal se concentrará en Inglaterra y ahí podrás manejar y modificar más de 450 vehículos. RELACIONADO: ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD COLLECTION Y RUMBLE ROSES XX SON RETROCOMPATIBLES EN XBOX ONE Sin embargo, marcas como Toyota y Mitsubishi no aparecerán en el juego debido a problemas con las licencias. Para el lanzamiento del juego se tiene planeado la posibilidad de poder desbloquear nuevos objetos y habilidades epseciales que podrán ser adquiridos mientras viajamos por todo el mapa. Además, como es ya es costumbre en la serie, el juego mantendrá un sistema de clima dinámico pudiendo ver como va cambiando el día. Entre los planes del estudio existe la posibilidad de lanzar hasta dos expansiones. También se ha confirmado que el Warthog de Halo hará aparición en el juego. Además, quienes pre-ordenen la Ultimate Edition, podrán descargar y jugar el título a finales de septiembre y ya no tienen que aguantar hasta el 12 de octubre para disfrutrarlo. La anterior entrega, Forza Motorsport 7, lanzada en 2017, obtuvo diversas críticas positivas así como haber sido nominada a diversos premios como “Mejor juego de carreras” ganando en eventos como los Game Critics Awards y la Gamescom de 2017 Sin embargo, quien se se llevó bastantes elogios en 2016 fue Forza Horizon 3, juego que supuso para Microsoft uno de los juegos más aclamados de la serie Forza siendo alabado completamente por el precioso diseño de Australia, país que fungió como escenario para el juego. Además, para la tercera entrega se contó con la aparición del Regalia, vehículo conducido por Noctis y compañeros en Final Fantasy XV.

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              Japanese Celebrity Attacks Enemies With Vibrator In New Sega Game      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Pacific Beat: Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page      
    On the program: Elite Australian soldiers deployed to PNG ahead of November's APEC meeting of world leaders and concern from the Pacific's environmental groups and climate change activists that the Paris agreement could be unravelling, with Australia and the US accused of stalling recent negotiations.
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              Guest Recital: Michael Kimber, viola with Kathryn Plummer, viola      Cache   Translate Page      

    Monday, October 1

    8 p.m.

    Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

    Guest Recital: Michael Kimber, viola

    with Kathryn Plummer, viola

    Violist Michael Kimber has been praised for his “lyrical sound, full of warmth and color” and “agility that was little short of astounding.”  He began his musical studies on violin and had in mind pursuing a career as a composer. However, at the age of 20 he was persuaded to play viola (not violin) in a string trio, an experience that was life-changing. Captivated by the viola’s rich sound, he saw the light, went to the dark side, and decided to dedicate his efforts to becoming a violist, studying with Francis Bundra at the University of Michigan and at Interlochen, and with Raphael Hillyer, the founding violist of the Juilliard String Quartet.

    After completing his doctorate in viola performance, Dr. Kimber began his professional career playing viola with the Alexandria Quartet, an American ensemble in residence at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia. This adventure was followed by an exciting year premiering new music from coast to coast in the US and Canada as violist of the Kronos Quartet. During twenty-five years as a viola professor, first at the University of Kansas and then at the University of Southern Mississippi, he also served as principal violist of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Kansas City Camerata, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, while performing internationally with ensembles as diverse as the Atlanta Virtuosi, the Early Music Consort of Kansas City, and the Oread Baroque Ensemble. Since 2005 he has been artist instructor of viola at Coe College, plays viola with Orchestra Iowa, and is an active member of the Iowa Composers Forum.  Among his former students are Brant Bayless, principal violist of the Utah Symphony; Maria Bogodist, principal violist of the Omsk (Siberia) Philharmonia; Tim Deighton, professor of viola at Pennsylvania State University; and Julio Lopez, violist in the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and a professor at the Vienna Music Academy.

    Having given up composing in 1965 to focus on viola performance, Dr. Kimber began to compose again in 1985. Since that time his music, especially that for viola, has become widely known and performed. In 2010 the American Viola Society presented him its Founders Award in recognition of his contributions as a composer of music for viola. Seven CDs of his music, recorded by Polish violist Marcin Murawski, have been released by Acte Préalable. His music can also be heard on the CDs American Voices (Hillary Herndon, viola), archi d'amore zelanda (Donald Maurice, viola d’amore), and Night Strings (George Taylor, viola), and in numerous performances on YouTube by both students and artist performers.  The 2017 International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand, concluded with massed violas performing eight of his works in a “Tribute to Michael Kimber.”  He has been named Red Cedar Chamber Music composer-in-residence for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.

    Fascinated with the colorful history of tuning systems and intonation, Dr. Kimber enjoys opening musicians’ ears to the beautiful subtleties of melodic and harmonic intonation, an awareness of which should be a part of every musician’s training. Nevertheless, he is most often applauded for something more mundane — the invention of the amazingly comfortable poly-pad violin/viola shoulder rest. Since 1990 tens of thousands of poly-pads have been purchased in all 50 states, DC, and 34 foreign countries.

    This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the West Garage (2500 Children's Way) free of charge. 


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              Trump officials dangle fresh hope on China tariffs as new imposts loom - The Australian Financial Review      Cache   Translate Page      

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               Comment on Open Thread by John Brookes       Cache   Translate Page      
    I would favour fee and dividend if I trusted politicians to implement it properly - and I don't. So I'd just go with a straight carbon tax, which is pretty much fee and dividend, but without fancy financial instruments... But if you look at fee and dividend at a fundamental level it says something like, "Everyone is entitled to emit 2 tonnes of CO2 per year. Emit less, and you can sell your unused CO2 to someone who wants to emit more. Want to emit more? Then you'll have to buy the right from someone who has emitted less". On the surface, people like me would come out well ahead, because my emissions are low. But I'm thinking inside my own country (Australia). In reality this is a worldwide problem. And the sensible per capita emission allowance for the world might only be 0.5 tonnes or so. Which means I have to pay someone in a third world country for my excess emissions. Now I happen to reckon that this is perfectly reasonable. Except that (a) I don't trust some countries to estimate their emissions correctly, and (b) I certainly don't trust their governments to get the money I pay to the right people. So I'd rather have a straight up carbon tax, with the bulk of the money raised going as foreign aid to help developing nations develop low emission power generation. And I find the argument that somehow a fee and dividend approach doesn't reduce emissions to be utterly wrong.
              Conflux Technology Has Been Appointed Official Agent for EOS in Australia and New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
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              9/13/2018: NEWS: Oz boycott of Serena looms      Cache   Translate Page      
    THE fallout from Serena Williams’s US Open tantrum could spread to the Australian Open, after claims some umpires would boycott her matches unless she apologised for her rant against Carlos Ramos. The Times cited an “anonymous official” who said Ramos...
              Who Needs Kyle, We Got Scott Walker      Cache   Translate Page      
    On this week’s Spurs Show, Theo Delaney, joined by Andy Davies, Darren Altman and Jai Pushkin, reflect over the Champions League defeat at the hands of Juventus, victory over Bournemouth and look ahead to the Swansea F.A. Cup fixture. This episode of the Spurs Show also sees two international correspondents in Brian Moore (LA Spurs, USA) and David Harris (Oz Spurs, Australia) give their opinions on the latest Spurs games. The Spurs Show is backed for the season by Ladbrokes. Check out the latest offers and odds at Bet.SpursShow.net spursshow.net @spursshow Support us at season.spursshow.net Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by David Akosim A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk Copyright 2018 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright
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              Sprudge Rejoins The SCA As Official Media Partners      Cache   Translate Page      

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              9/13/2018: CONFIDENTIAL: KURT INSPIRES THE CROWD      Cache   Translate Page      

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              9/13/2018: BUSINESS DAILY: APPROVAL FOR PIPELINE BID      Cache   Translate Page      
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              9/13/2018: BUSINESS: Myer buys some time but stays on the cusp      Cache   Translate Page      

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              9/13/2018: BUSINESS: Merger ‘won’t take heat off Telstra’      Cache   Translate Page      
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              9/13/2018: BUSINESS: TRADE TENSIONS HIT MARKET CONFIDENCE      Cache   Translate Page      
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              9/13/2018: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: ADDING MUSCLE TO BALLET’S FIGHT CLUB      Cache   Translate Page      

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              9/13/2018: SPORT: DENNIS AT THE DOUBLE      Cache   Translate Page      

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              9/13/2018: THE PUNT: MAXI OUT TO IMPRESS SELECTORS      Cache   Translate Page      

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              9/13/2018: SPORT: Maxed out yet again      Cache   Translate Page      

    THE outrage following Glenn Maxwell’s omission from the Test squad was matched by the irony when it was revealed what he was doing when he heard the news. Maxwell, one of the biggest names in Australian cricket, spent two days in Sydney filming...
              9/13/2018: FRONT PAGE: River deaths a tale of two truants      Cache   Translate Page      
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              9/13/2018: SPORT: Kohli on front foot      Cache   Translate Page      
    VIRAT Kohli is optimistic that India can be competitive in Australia this summer despite a 4-1 away loss to England. India is the world’s topranked Test side but has won just one of its past nine series outside Asia. England won the final match of...
              9/13/2018: SPORT: Ash set to catch fire      Cache   Translate Page      
    THE next big thing in Australian cricket, indigenous allrounder Ashleigh Gardner, will announce herself this summer. Last December, Gardner, 21, smashed a record century off 47 balls in a BBL match for Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval. Ten months...
              9/13/2018: FRONT PAGE: THE AUSTRALIAN      Cache   Translate Page      

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    JAMES Anderson was hailed as “England’s greatest cricketer” by the retiring Alastair Cook yesterday shortly after Anderson became the most-prolific fast bowler in Tests. Anderson, 36, overtook Australian Glenn McGrath’s 563 wickets when he bowled...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: Teen bowlers ready to pitch in for T20      Cache   Translate Page      

    If not for her father’s “dodgy shoulder”, the latest Australian women’s Twenty20 squad recruit, Tayla Vlaeminck, may have stayed on the soccer pitch. But after taking over as her family’s resident bowler in games of backyard cricket, the rising star...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: ABC pot plant puzzle: ‘Presenters should not be part of commentary’      Cache   Translate Page      

    A former ABC chairman has questioned why the national broadcaster would “cover up” whether its top political editor posed as a bullying MP in a staged re-enactment as management continues to refuse to answer queries. Three days after The Australian...
              9/13/2018: AFL FINALS WEEK 2: Parker exit ‘not going to happen’      Cache   Translate Page      

    SYDNEY says Luke Parker isn’t going anywhere, but yesterday agreed to broker trades for Victorians Dan Hannebery and Gary Rohan to return home. The Swans have agreed to work a deal for three-time AllAustralian Hannebery, who is bound for St Kilda on a...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: Not guilty: rugby ‘king-hit’ verdict      Cache   Translate Page      

    An Englishman has been cleared of flooring Australia’s former rugby sevens captain with a kinghit during an argument outside a Sydney kebab shop. Sam Oliver said he acted in selfdefence when he punched then skipper and Olympian James Stannard, 35, in...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: Burston a waste of space: Ashby      Cache   Translate Page      
    Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff, James Ashby, claims to have achieved more for the Australian people as an unelected adviser than former One Nation senator Brian Burston, dismissing him yesterday as “jealous” of his accomplishments and a “waste of...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: Forum allows leaders to focus on the fair go      Cache   Translate Page      
    Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten will spell out their contrasting visions for Australia at the Melbourne Institute/ The Australian Economic and Social Outlook Conference next month. With potentially only 10 more sitting weeks of federal parliament...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: Quaedvlieg’s ‘third au pair’ claim rejected      Cache   Translate Page      
    The Department of Home Affairs has declared Peter Dutton intervened in just two au pair visa cases despite sacked Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg claiming his former Queensland police colleague was involved in a third...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: ‘Nothing to see here’ ScoMo eager for everyone to move on      Cache   Translate Page      

    When John Howard thought a topic was done and dusted, he would declare Australians had moved on. Not for Scott Morrison such a gentle progression. Certainly not yesterday when Bill Shorten kicked off question time with another request that Sherlock...
              9/13/2018: THE NATION: ALP faces union revolt over trade-deal backing      Cache   Translate Page      
    Union leaders have slammed the ALP caucus decision to defy the trade union movement and back the government in ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and the Electrical Trades Union...
              9/13/2018: THE TEACHER’S PET: No choice but to dig, top cop explains      Cache   Translate Page      
    NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller foreshadowed the renewed search of Lyn Dawson’s former home last month, telling The Australian a failure to do so would be “like an open wound’’ for a lot of people. Interviewed in the 14th episode of The Teacher’s...
              9/13/2018: THE TEACHER’S PET: Worldwide downloads hit 18 million and rising      Cache   Translate Page      
    The Australian’s blockbuster podcast series The Teacher’s Pet has been downloaded 18.6 million times since its release in May, with two-thirds of listeners tuning in from abroad. The podcast by national chief correspondent Hedley Thomas topped the...
              9/13/2018: COMMENTARY: NEITHER WEALTHY NOR ON WELFARE – MIDDLE AUSTRALIA IS THE BIG TARGET      Cache   Translate Page      

    All aspirants to national leadership make a pitch to middle Australia. Scott Morrison presents himself as everyman, with his baseball cap, Cronulla Sharks, and his “I’m on your side” slogan. Peter Dutton played to the insecurities of those worried...
              9/13/2018: COMMENTARY: There has been      Cache   Translate Page      
    a lot of discussion about Australia withdrawing from the Paris accord. Scott Morrison and his acolytes always claim that reductions in the cost of electricity do not depend on the Paris target which will be achieved independently of actions to lower...
              9/13/2018: COMMENTARY: China’s Pacific largesse      Cache   Translate Page      
    Scott Morrison says Australia will stay in the Paris accord because pulling out would alienate Pacific countries. Meanwhile, Pacific countries have accepted more than $2 billion in loans from China in the past decade without thinking China’s ability to...
              9/13/2018: COMMENTARY: Why the change?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Many voters will be wondering why the Liberal Party went through all the drama of changing leaders and all the anger it created, when PM Morrison has reaffirmed Australia will remain bound to the Paris accord, and build Snowy 2.0. Furthermore, his...
              9/13/2018: ARTS: SOUTH AUSTRALIA      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Only dummies use drugs

    Forgive the over-simplified heading above.  I have clearly been reading too much journalism. What the article below shows is that illegal drug use is greatest in people who did poorly at school. Sadly, the authors are better at using complicated statistics than they are at thinking.  The BIG determinant of academic achievement is IQ, and yet they do not even mention IQ, let alone control for it.  They have wasted their efforts by that omission.  Low IQ would have caused both the low academic achievement and drug abuse.  The study tells us NOTHING new and skips over what was actually going on.  Sad and pathetic

    Academic Achievement and Drug Abuse Risk Assessed Using Instrumental Variable Analysis and Co-relative Designs

    Kenneth S. Kendler et al.

    Abstract

    Importance:  Low academic achievement (AA) in childhood and adolescence is associated with increased substance use. Empirical evidence, using longitudinal epidemiologic data, may provide support for interventions to improve AA as a means to reduce risk of drug abuse (DA).

    Objective:  To clarify the nature of the association between adolescent AA and risk of DA by using instrumental variable and co-relative analysis designs.

    Design, Setting, and Participants:  This study, assessing nationwide data from individuals born in Sweden between 1971 and 1982, used instrumental variable and co-relative analyses of the association between AA and DA. The instrument was month of birth. Co-relative analyses were conducted in pairs of cousins (263 222 pairs), full siblings (154 295), and monozygotic twins (1623) discordant for AA, with raw results fitted to a genetic model. The AA-DA association was modeled using Cox regression. Data analysis was conducted from October 2017 to January 2018.

    Exposures:  Academic achievement assessed at 16 years of age (for instrumental variable analyses), and estimated discordance in AA in pairs of monozygotic twins (for co-relative analyses).

    Main Outcomes and Measures:  Drug abuse registration in national medical, criminal, or pharmacy registries.

    Results:  This instrumental variable analysis included 934 462 participants (478 341 males and 456 121 females) with a mean (SD) age of 34.7 (4.3) years at a mean follow-up of 19 years. Earlier month of birth was associated with a linear effect on AA, with the regression coefficient per month equaling −0.0225 SDs (95% CI, −0.0231 to −0.0219). Controlling for AA, month of birth had no association with risk of DA (hazard ratio [HR], 1.000; 95% CI, 0.997-1.004). Lower AA had a significant association with risk of subsequent DA registration (HR per SD, 2.33; 95% CI, 2.30-2.35). Instrumental variable analysis produced a substantial but modestly attenuated association (HR, 2.04; 95% CI, 1.75-2.33). Controlling for modest associations between month of birth and parental educational status and DA risk reduced the association to a HR of 1.92 (95% CI, 1.67-2.22). The genetic model applied to the results of co-relative analyses fitted the observed data well and estimated the AA-DA association in monozygotic twins discordant for AA to equal a HR of 1.79 (95% CI, 1.64-1.92).

    Conclusions and Relevance:  Two different methodological approaches with divergent assumptions both produced results consistent with the hypothesis that the significant association observed between AA at 16 years of age and risk of DA into middle adulthood may be causal. These results provide empirical support for efforts to improve AA as a means to reduce risk of DA.

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    WH Economic Adviser Explains Why Obama Can’t Take Credit for Recent Economic Boom

    Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, dispelled the notion that former President Barack Obama can claim credit for the recent U.S. economic boom that has occurred during the Trump administration.

    “One of the hypotheses that’s been floating around about the economy lately is that the strong economy that we’re seeing is just a continuation of recent trends. And, you know, since we're the nerds at the White House, we decided that this is a testable hypothesis. And so what we can do is we can go out and we can estimate recent trends -- that is, trends that ran in the economy up to the point of the last election -- and then compare the latest data to the recent trends,” he said.

    Hassett showed several slides illustrating economic factors like small business optimism, business investment, structures, and equipment investment. Small business optimism, he illustrated, is at near record high, second only to July 1983.

    “And so, I think that if you look at this chart, you can see that the first thing is small-business optimism. The middle chart is the percent reporting now as a good time to expand. The last one is the percent expecting higher real sales in six months. I think if you look at any of those, you'd say, ‘Gee, that doesn't really look like the continuation of a recent trend,’” he said.

    Business investment is up more than $300 billion over the trend, Hassett noted.

    “And I think that if anyone were to assert that the capital spending boom that we're seeing right now was a continuation of the trend that President Trump inherited, then, well, you know, they wouldn't get a high grade in graduate school for that assertion.

    Capital goods orders and shipments are up sharply, Hassett illustrated.

    “Durable goods orders, capital goods orders -- it's a key part of the economy, and it's one of the factors that we look at most closely because it characterizes, basically, the good-paying jobs, the jobs that affects normal Americans -- blue-collar Americans,” he said.

    “And the first chart is core capital goods orders, and the second chart is core capital goods shipments, and if you look at it, the blue again shows a clear downward trajectory and billions of dollars, and then that trajectory reversed itself completely when President Trump was elected. If you were going to assert that the current good news is just the extension of a recent trend, then you'd just simply be factually incorrect,” Hassett said.

    Business conditions have also improved sharply, Hassett noted in his chart presentation. Furthermore, new business applications have surged.

    “Now, one of the things that I can remember at the American Enterprise Institute talking a lot about before I came in here was the fact that entrepreneurship in America was falling off, and one of the ways we can measure entrepreneurship is that, if you start a new business, that you have to apply for an ID number -- a tax ID number -- for your business,” he said.

    “And so, in this chart, we've plotted the EIN applications for new businesses, and if you look at the blue line, they were heading up because we were at a recovery, but there's clear upward trajectory way above the trend at the end,” Hassett said.

    Furthermore, he said, prime-age workers are re-entering the labor force and finding jobs, as illustrated by his chart presentation. There’s also improvement in blue collar jobs, Hassett noted. Additionally, blue collar jobs grew 3.3 percent in the year through July, the fastest pace since 1984.

    “The next chart is prime-age workers re-entering the labor force, and again, if you look at the trend, one of the things people said when we put out our growth forecast that said that we'd have 3 percent growth was we said that President Trump's policies are going to bring factories back to the U.S., give you the capital spending boom that you saw in the previous chart, and that was going to bring people back into the labor force at precisely the right time,” Hassett said.

    “Once again, you can see that there's clear break in the trend, and so, if you see a break in the trend in the capital spending, the new plant formation that gives blue-collar workers their jobs ... then maybe we see a break in the trend in blue-collar workers employment as well, and so this is employment for people in goods-producing industries,” he said.

    “If you look, again, at the blue part on the left, you can see that there's a clear downward trend going on in the growth rate of that for President Obama, and then a clear inflection timed almost precisely, once again, at the election. And the notion, again, that somebody might defensively attempt to assert that this is a continuation of the trend is almost laughable if you look at this chart and, you know, look at the rest of them,” Hassett said.

    His final chart showed that the growth of private nonresidential fixed investment Is well above projections. It illustrated what the Congressional Budget Office predicted would happen with capital spending back in 2017, what the CBO said in April 2018, and then what actually happened.

    “And so, I would assert that if you look at the collective body of evidence, the notion that what we're seeing right now is just a continuation of recent trends is not super defensible,” Hassett said.

    “And I think that -- I know that we're in a political time and passions are high, but, as geeky economists, one of the things we have to do is think ahead to what historians will think when they look back at this time,” he said.

    “And I can promise you that economic historians will 100 percent accept the fact that there was an inflection at the election of Donald Trump, and that a whole bunch of data items started heading north. They will, of course, argue for a long time about why that happened,” Hassett said.

    “In fact, we provided estimates at the time last fall that said that capital spending this year would go up about 11 percent because of the tax cuts. So far, in the first half of the year, capital spending is up 10 percent, and so you don't have to really reach far for a theory of what happened,” he said.

    “President Trump deregulated the economy; we've talked about how that affects growth. The tax cuts have had exactly the predicted effect on the economy that's brought businesses back to the U.S., factories back to the U.S., and created jobs for ordinary Americans. It’s clear in the data that there's been a trend break,” Hassett added.

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    Doctor Shortages Explode Thanks To ObamaCare — Who Could Have Predicted That?

    A year before ObamaCare became law, an IBD/TIPP Poll warned that it would lead to doctor shortages because many would quit or retire early. New evidence shows that our warnings were dead on.

    A recent report from the Association of Medical Colleges projects doctor shortages of up to 121,300 within the next 12 years. That's a 16% increase from their forecast just last year.

    Not only are medical schools having trouble attracting doctors (New York University plans to offer free tuition to its med students), but current physicians are cutting back on patient visits, retiring early or switching careers.

    An article in a recent issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings says that nearly one in five doctors plan to switch to part-time clinical hours, 27% plan to leave their current practice, and 9% plan to get an administrative job or switch careers entirely.

    Another survey found that nearly two-thirds of doctors feel burned out, depressed or both.

    This is already having a significant effect on patient access to doctors. A Merritt Hawkins survey of doctors in 15 metro areas found that "average new-patient physician appointment wait times have increased significantly. The average wait time for a physician appointment for the 15 large metro markets surveyed is 24.1 days, up 30% from 2014. "

    Getting a new-patient appointment with a family physician, for example, went from an average 19 days in 2014 to almost 30 days in 2017. To get an appointment for a heart checkup with a cardiologist, wait times climbed from seven days in 2009 to 21 days in 2017. For a well-woman exam with an OB/GYN, they went from 17 days to 26 over those years.

    This should not come as a surprise to anyone.

    Eight years ago, IBD/TIPP surveyed 1,376 practicing physicians across the country, asking them what they thought about the health reform bill Democrats had been putting together.

    The survey found that a surprisingly large share of doctors, 45%, "would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement" if Congress passed what ended up as ObamaCare. (To read more about ObamaCare, click here.)

    The survey generated plenty of attention — most of it from Democrats and the mainstream media who desperately wanted to get ObamaCare enacted. They viciously attacked the survey, calling it "shoddy," "out of whack," "ludicrous," "not trustworthy," "shabby" and "garbage."

    Turns out it was the critics of the poll who were shoddy, out of whack and not trustworthy.

    Subsequent surveys proved the IBD/TIPP poll right, including one taken in 2015 by the Mayo Clinic that found 54% of doctors suffering burnout, and a 2016 survey that found just over half say they participate in ObamaCare plans.

    Obama Mandates and Doctor Shortages

    One of the big drivers of doctor exits, by the way, is the Obama administration's "electronic health records" mandate, which was supposed to vastly improve the quality and efficiency of care.

    It's had the opposite effect. A Mayo Clinic survey found that the EHR mandate is reducing efficiency, increasing costs and paperwork hassles, and pushing more doctors to quit or retire early.

    A Harris Poll found that 59% of doctors say the current EHR system foisted on them by the Obama administration needs "a complete overhaul," and 40% say it imposes more challenges than benefits.

    ObamaCare continued what had been a long and sorry trend in health care. Government-imposed rules designed to fix some problem in the system instead generated mountains of new administrative work.

    The result has been that while the number of physicians in the country has climbed modestly over the past three decades, the number of health care administrators exploded.

    Driving doctors out of the medical profession and exacerbating doctor shortages was not what Obama promised when he started "reforming" health care. But it is what his heavy-handed government interventions are producing. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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    The U.S. economy is a gift that keeps on giving

    Appalachian Power recently announced utility rate cuts for more than 500,000 Americans. The West Virginia-based energy provider estimates the total rate reduction will come out to roughly $50 million, meaning customers’ monthly bills will decrease about six percent for the average residential account.

    What explains the drop? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last December. Because of its lower federal tax bill, Appalachian Power can afford to slash rates and pass along its tax savings to working Americans who desperately need financial relief.

    This story is playing out all across the country. Because of federal tax cuts, more than 665 U.S. employers can afford to help the Middle Class American workers in the form of pay raises, 401(k) increases, bonuses, and other employee benefits. Job creators are also taking advantage of their beefed-up budgets to expand hiring, extending career opportunities to thousands upon thousands of Americans who couldn’t find them years ago.

    Appalachian Power’s utility rate reductions comprise only the tip of the iceberg. Wal-Mart issued a $1,000 bonus to employees. Apple will use its tax savings to hire 20,000 new employees, while Kraft Heinz plans to put $1.3 billion toward pre-funding of worker retirement benefit plans. New York-based M&T Bank Corporation focused on bumping up employee paychecks, increasing its base wage from $14 to $16 an hour.

    And don’t forget the Republican tax bill’s positive impact on small business, which remains America’s most important employer. The United States is home to more than 30 million small businesses, which employ nearly 60 million workers—half of our private-sector workforce. In fact, small businesses account for 99.9 percent of all U.S. employers.

    When they succeed, the U.S. economy flourishes. And they are succeeding!

    Because of lower rates and increased deductions, job creators—large and small—now have more resources to invest in business expansion and job creation, bringing undeniable economic prosperity to local communities. The list of tax cut beneficiaries certainly includes America’s largest corporations, but it would be foolish to overlook the likes of neighborhood diners and community banks.

    Take it from me: I’m a small business owner. As the president and CEO of Joseph’s Lite Cookies in Florida, I run a family-owned, sugar-free cookie business. We bake more than 12 million sugar-free cookies a day. And thanks to the tax cuts, we’re now experimenting with new product lines including sugar-free pancake syrup.

    For years, I sent as much as 50 percent of my business income to the government—federal, state, and local. As the owner of a pass-through small business, my business income was taxed as personal income at the top federal rate of 39.6 percent, on top of the state and local tax burden.

    But the future is now brighter—because of our tax savings. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, I not only awarded four-figure raises to key employees, but also purchased new computer systems and created new product packaging for international expansion.

    The bottom line is this: When you help job creators, you are helping those who depend on them—not millionaires and billionaires, but everyday Americans in need of a leg up. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

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    US threatens to sanction Hague war crimes judges

    The United States has said it will sanction, arrest and prosecute judges of the International Criminal Court if they charge Americans who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

    John Bolton, President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, also vowed to punish any foreign government that helped the court to hold Americans or Israelis to account for alleged war crimes including torture.

    He repeated a State Department announcement from earlier yesterday shutting the Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington, effectively the Palestinian embassy, as punishment for its calls for Israel to be investigated by the court in the Hague.

    Judges are considering whether to open formal investigations into alleged war crimes by Israel in Gaza and Americans in Afghanistan.

    “The United States will use any means necessary, including force, to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” Mr Bolton told the right-wing Federalist Society.

    He proposed banning the court’s judges and prosecutors from entering the US, sanctioning any funds they had in the country and pursuing them through the American courts. He also called on the US to negotiate binding agreements with allies prohibiting them from surrendering Americans to the Hague and warned countries co-operating with the court that they could find American aid funds and military assistance cut off as a result.

    Mr Bolton added that the US would let the court “die on its own”.

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    Trump administration orders closure of PLO office in Washington

    The Trump administration on Monday ordered the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, saying that the PLO “has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”

    The closure was announced by the State Department shortly before White House national security adviser John Bolton, in his first major policy speech, threatened U.S. punishment for individuals and countries that cooperate with the International Criminal Court, where the Palestinians have lodged complaints against Israel.

    “The United States supports a direct and robust peace process,” Bolton said, “and we will not allow the ICC, or any other organization, to constrain Israel’s right to self-defense.”

    The PLO is recognized by most of the world as the “legitimate representative” of Palestinians. Its office in Washington — while not recognized as an embassy, since there is no recognition of a Palestinian state — is one of the few Palestinian vehicles for communication with the levers of U.S. power. It has survived repeated political and legislative calls to shut it down, across decades of unsuccessful U.S. efforts to forge a peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis.

    But Monday’s order to shutter it within 30 days comes amid the Trump administration’s systematic chipping way at the core tenets of Palestinian aspirations for any negotiations and its ramping up of financial pressure on the Palestinian Authority that governs the West Bank.

    Late last year, President Trump declared U.S. recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This year, the State Department canceled most U.S. aid funding to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Late last month, in a move that effectively dismissed any Palestinian right of return to contested land, the administration called for a redefinition of Palestinian refu­gee status and said the United States — long the largest individual donor — would no longer fund the U.N. refu­gee aid program. Israel rejects any “right of return,” and considers the demand a main stumbling block to peace.

    Last week, the administration said it would withdraw $25 million in support for six East Jerusalem hospitals that are primarily used by Palestinians. Largely church-run, they traditionally serve as the main providers of care for those referred for treatment not available in the West Bank and Gaza.

    The Palestinians say those measures are designed to lay the groundwork for a yet-to-be-revealed U.S. peace proposal that they charge is already rigged in Israel’s favor. Since the Jerusalem announcement, they have refused to meet with U.S. negotiators, led by White House senior aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

    In its statement justifying the PLO closure, the State Department said that far from cooperating, “the PLO has condemned a U.S. peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. government with respect to peace efforts and otherwise.” Although Trump has often declared “progress” in the secretive compiling of what Kushner and others have said would be a “comprehensive” plan, its release has repeatedly been delayed.

    Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called the measure the continuation of a policy of “collective punishment” by the administration. “These people have decided to stand on the wrong side of history by protecting war criminals and destroying the two-state solution,” he said.

    The United States, he said, is not “part of the peace process” and does not even have the right to “sit in the room” during any negotiations. Erekat dismissed U.S. officials such as David Friedman, the ambassador to Israel, as a “group of settlers” pursuing a right-wing Israeli agenda.

    Numerous Palestinian officials have said that the United States can no longer be an “honest broker” for peace. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, described Monday’s action as a form of “crude and vicious blackmail” and “clear proof of American collusion with Israel’s occupation.”

    The White House has been “very upfront throughout the process and the fact that we want to see peace, we want to have those conversations, we want to help broker that deal,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “Certainly, we have a great deal of support with our friend and ally in Israel. But again, we are as committed today as we’ve ever been to the peace process.”

    The announcement is likely to be widely welcomed by the Israeli government, which was on holiday Monday to mark Rosh Hashanah.

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    The myth of a New Nazism

    In June, former UK prime minister and Labour leader Tony Blair warned that today’s rising tide of populism risked ‘a return to the 1930s’. He is far from alone in drawing such an analogy. Over the past two years, since the election of Donald Trump in the US, and the Brexit vote in the UK, a flurry of op-eds, endless political speeches and countless books have all made a similar claim: that just as the institutions of liberal democracy nurtured, and then fell to, Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party, so too might our institutions nurture and fall to contemporary fascists in populist clothing.

    Yet just how accurate is this analogy? It certainly does a service for those seeking to delegitimise the Trump or Brexit votes, but does it do a disservice to history? To answer these questions, we decided to speak to associate professor of history Udi Greenberg, author of the superb The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War, and, with Daniel Bessner, co-author of the essay ‘The Weimar Analogy’.

    spiked review: Do you think the Weimar analogy – that, effectively, today’s populists are yesterday’s fascists – obscures the historical specificity of the rise of Nazis?

    Udi Greenberg: Every analogy has its limits, but that doesn’t mean analogies can’t be useful. The question is how we use it and to what purpose, and I think the usage of the Weimar analogy for our specific moment is more distracting than helpful. That is in part because the differences between the fall of the Weimar Republic and the populist surge today far outweigh the similarities.

    For a start, the collapse of the Weimar Republic happened in the midst of the worst economic crisis of the 20th century, when a third of the potential workforce was unemployed. Nothing on the scale of that economic calamity is happening today. Yes, the rise of populism is still tied to important economic transformations that have happened in the past two decades, but these do not amount to anything of the order of the Great Depression.

    The analogy between today and the rise of the Nazis obscures far more than it illuminates

    The Weimar Republic also fell because the fascist movement used mass violence on the streets and decimated democratic and socialist, left-wing political forces. We have not seen anything similar to that today. Even the despicable violent march of white supremacists in Charlottesville in Virginia last summer, which rightfully drew so much media attention, was nothing like the violence that erupted in the streets of Germany and other European countries in the 1930s.

    So it seems to me the analogy between today and the rise of the Nazis obscures far more than it illuminates.

    review: Did the intense class conflict of the 1920s and 1930s not also play a considerable role? Bolshevism, in light of the Russian Revolution, was considered a real threat, certainly in light of the Munich Soviet of 1918-19. There was so much to frighten certain sections of German society towards the National Socialists.

    Greenberg: That is very accurate. The politics of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe were defined perhaps more than anything by anti-Communism, by a fear of a potential popular Communist uprising, the fear of a violent transformation of society along the lines of the Soviet model. Nothing of this kind is really in operation today in our political culture. The rise of fascism was an explicitly right-wing response to the rise of militant Communism. And that makes it very, very different from the rise of populism today.

    Finally, in terms of the historical specificity of the rise of the Nazis, political life in the 1920s and 1930s was shaped by the experience of mass war. Entire nations and whole generations experienced war firsthand. The formative experience of almost all the leaders of fascist movements in Germany and elsewhere was fighting as soldiers in the First World War. The leaders of populist movements today do not have any experience of military conflict. War is not an important experience for them. It is a very distant memory, if indeed it is a memory at all in our political culture today.

    review: There was also the sense then that war, and not just in the context of German nationalism, was almost a spiritually rejuvenating process, wasn’t there?

    Greenberg: Indeed, fascist theory glorified war as a transcendental, spiritual experience that transformed the soul. Fascists and semi-fascist art celebrated the experience of war. War was a major trope in fascist ideology, even in its depiction of a future classless society, in which the working class and the middle class worked together just as they had done during the First World War. This is something that is very foreign to the rhetoric or experiences of, say, Viktor Orban or Donald Trump, neither of whom has served in combat (or in the case of Trump, in the military at all).

    review: What do you make of the argument that democracy was experienced almost as foreign imposition on the authoritarian body of German nationalism? After all, Germany’s transformation into a modern nation state in the second half of the 19th century was undertaken by Otto von Bismarck, a Prussian junker and monarchist, who famously declared ‘I am not a democrat’.

    Greenberg: There is a long and very important debate among historians about how deep or shallow democratic culture was in German politics in the 1920s and 1930s. For a long time many assumed that because Germany was founded by a conservative militarist who co-opted nationalist and democratic sentiments in the 19th century, its democracy was therefore weak and easy to topple. But over the past couple of decades, an important group of scholars has challenged this narrative, arguing that Germany did in fact have a very vibrant democratic political life, with meaningful elections and parliamentary debates. And that in the late 19th century and early 20th century, people voted in very high numbers for parties that competed fairly peaceably with one another before and after the First World War. As a result, parliament became more and more important as time progressed. It is one of the reasons why, after the First World War, when the German monarchy collapsed, the expectation among Germans was that it would be replaced by a republic, not a military dictatorship. And that was because German citizens had been socialised into democratic norms, and took it for granted that that was the next step for politics.

    The politics of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe were defined more than anything by anti-Communism

    In some ways, scholars of this school argue that what truly made democracy in Germany so weak was that it was very polarised throughout the 1920s. The fascists and the Nazis were able to appropriate democratic language, gestures and ideas for what we would see as very undemocratic ends. So, for example, the leaders of the Nazi party all came from very humble backgrounds. They were not military generals or aristocrats. Hitler himself spoke with a working-class German accent. So much of the Nazis’ appeal rested on their claim to be the real democracy, the force that was really giving the people control over politics in a way that was dramatically different from the Prussian aristocrats and militarists of the 19th century.

    So there is an ongoing debate as to how important the militarist foundations of the German state was versus how robustly democratic it was. This democratic culture, and its appropriation by the Nazis, is key to understanding the rise of fascism.

    review: But that is not to say that the Nazis rose to power because of democracy, is it?

    Greenberg: No. As historians know, the Nazis never actually managed to win a majority in free and open elections. The largest share of the vote they ever received, in 1932, was about a third. The reason they were able to secure power was because of the active support of conservatives, the aristocrats and militarists, who sided with them in parliament, and, most importantly, because they were using mass violence and intimidation, exiling and murdering their opponents. This is how they came to power, through ruling-class support and force, not because of free and democratic elections.

    review: What is interesting about the ‘Weimar Analogy’ piece is that you were both able to bring out a far more telling analogy between then and now, and that is in the response to the rise of fascism, and the response to today’s populist revolt.

    Greenberg: Yes, what prompted Professor Bessner and me to write this piece was that the over-reliance on the fascist analogy would lead us down the same path taken by pro-democratic and anti-fascist thinkers in the 1940s, like Hans Spier and Karl Loewenstein, both of whom fled Germany to the US in the 1930s. They came to the conclusion that fascism proved that democracy could not be trusted. And that for democracy to survive, the state had to curtail some freedoms.

    This line of thinking, this idea of militant democracy, which proved very influential in the US, led to the creation of very undemocratic, unaccountable institutions like the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council in the US. It was an ideological tendency that also led to the dramatic limiting of political horizons in postwar Europe.

    Most famously, in West Germany for example, the Supreme Court outlawed the Communist Party in 1956. And although the Communists were not a significant force in West Germany, the logic of militant democracy – and the West German Supreme Court used this very term when outlawing the Communists – rendered certain political visions illegitimate, and banished them from political discourse. And this created very elitist and what we would call anti-democratic institutions and norms in the 1940s and 1950s.

    Anti-fascist political theorists in the 1940s and 1950s claimed that in order to achieve stable democracy you need to limit people’s involvement in politics

    This does not mean to say that everyone who invokes the Weimar or Nazi analogy immediately ends up an anti-democrat, but Professor Bessner and me worry that we could eventually end up in a similar place. We are both scholars of the Cold War, and we both studied how political theorists in the 1940s and 1950s claimed that in order to achieve stable democracy you need to limit political activism and people’s involvement in politics. And we were worried that the same logic might lead us in the same direction today.

    In our view, the right, progressive response to the contemporary moment should be a doubling down in our commitment to democracy, limiting technocracy and increasing democratic and grassroots involvement in politics.

    review: Yet it does seem that the predominant response to the populist moment, certainly in left-wing and liberal circles in both the US and the UK, has been to make a stronger appeal to technocracy, to a rule by expertise.

    Greenberg: That is true for some, certainly. It has actually been developing since at least the 1990s, with the so-called left moving more and more in the direction of technocracy, and trying to achieve progress through technocracy, rather than through more popular control of the economy. And I think that is born of a deep disappointment with the masses, and a belief that the masses cannot be trusted to make the right economic decisions. And that tendency developed and deepened right through to the Obama administration, which was very much defined by technocracy.

    The reason this recent development on the left stood out for us was that too many on the left today make the same argument as the militant democrats – both contend that technocracy is the best means to preserve democracy. So, if the masses are not to be trusted, then you have to transfer as much power as possible into the hands of technocrats, who know what’s good for the masses, who will make the right call. And you have to shield technocrats from democratic accountability precisely to make those calls.

    We have seen this logic operating in the past two decades among centrist politicians, and political elites more generally. And we were worried that the rise of populism on the right will further exacerbate and intensify this technocratic way of thinking. We believe that the left should adopt a very different model of thinking. In some ways, we believe that the logic of militant democracy and technocracy is precisely what led us to where we are now.

    review: How difficult will it be for the left to embrace what used to be its own radical democratic heritage, given the extent to which it has turned away from, and often against, the masses?

    Greenberg: It’s certainly not going to be easy, but democracy has never been easy. Each generation of political theorists and activists has to reimagine and rethink democracy, and chart new opportunities and possibilities. I believe the crisis of the past few years, and the rise of the radical right in Europe and the US is also an opportunity to do precisely that — to rethink the possibilities of the left. To think of its past, of what it got right, and what it got wrong, and maybe chart new possibilities. We already see it happening in grassroots politics in Britain and in the US, and we can only hope it continues to go in this direction.

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    In the penultimate podcast of the season, Mike takes the chair one more time and welcomes Paul Coyte, ex-Spur Micky Hazard and eBay auction winner Matt Crealy who paid 1,000,000 to be on tonight's podcast. And Phil didn't even bother to turn up (just because he's in Australia). There's a lively debate on this one as we discuss fourth place, third place, Harry's future, Aston Villa, transfer rumours and much more. Follow us on Twitter @SpursShow
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              The Three Stooges E41, Calling All Curs 1939 Curly, Larry, Moe      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Three Stooges, E41, Calling All Curs, 1939, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine.

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    Plot
    The Stooges are skilled veterinarians at a pet hospital who are the proud surgeons of Garçon, a prized poodle of socialite Mrs. Bedford (Isabelle LaMal). They successfully remove a thorn from his paw. Dognappers posing as reporters (Lynton Brent, Cy Schindell) dognap Garçon.

    Before the kidnapping crime is discovered, the trio attempts to enjoy a dinner of bones and dog biscuits at a long table with all the other dogs who are patients at the hospital. It's during the meal that a nurse discovers Garçon is missing. The boys frantically try to trick Mrs. Bedford by disguising a mutt as Garçon. However, when Mrs. Bedford's maid (Libby Taylor), who is frightened of dogs, accidentally vacuums a clump of glued-on fur off the mutt's shaggy coat, Mrs. Bedford threatens to throw the Stooges in jail. Desperate, the trio use the mutt as a bloodhound to track down the crooks. When they discover the enemies' hideout, a big fight ensues. Larry and Moe get knocked out, but then Curly defeats both crooks. The boys hear Garçon quietly barking from inside a closet, only to discover that the prized poodle has had a litter of pups.

    Production notes
    Filmed on December 27-30, 1938,[2] the title Calling All Curs is a pun on the phrase "Calling all cars!"[1] A colorized version of this film was released in 2006 as part of the DVD collection entitled "Stooges on the Run."[3]

    This marks one of the few times the Stooges have respectable, professional careers as opposed to working as blue-collar laborers.[1]

    This was one of Curly Howard's favorite Stooge films as he was a well-known dog lover.[1]

    Quotes
    Moe (to the Garçon in disguise): "Listen, bloodhound! If you got any 'blood' in you, you'd better start pointing and point out those dognappers! Get the point?!"
    Curly: "Hmmm, n'yuk, n'yuk n'yuk. He must be a Pointsetter." (referring to the Poinsettia flower)
    Moe: "Quiet, you hot air-dale!" (referring to an Airedale Terrier and making a pun on the phrase "hot air" as in "empty talk intended to impress")[1]

    Directed by Jules White
    Produced by Jules White
    Written by Thea Goodman
    Searle Kramer
    Elwood Ullman
    Starring Moe Howard
    Larry Fine
    Curly Howard
    Lynton Brent
    Cy Schindell
    Isabelle LaMal
    Beatrice Curtis
    Libby Taylor
    Edited by Charles Nelson
    Distributed by Columbia Pictures
    Release date
    August 25, 1939 (U.S.)

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              Qantas – $800: Houston – Melbourne, Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes      Cache   Translate Page      
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              iPhone XS vs iPhone XR and XS Max: the new iPhones compared - Wired.co.uk      Cache   Translate Page      

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    Secure Code Warrior announced that it has gained US$3.5 million in funding from two strategic venture capital firms. The financing was led by Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Sydney-based AirTree Ventures. The initial funding round will allow the company to expand its sales, marketing and customer success footprint in the United States, while continuing to innovate through engineering hubs in Belgium and Australia. Secure Code Warrior has offices in Sydney, Boston, London … More

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    In a protest to recognize aboriginal citizens, Harper Nielsen has been called a brat and disrespectful by adults.
              Pope Francis convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis      Cache   Translate Page      

    Vatican City, Sep 12, 2018 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican in February to discuss the issue of sexual abuse of minors.

    A statement from the pope’s cardinal advisory board Sept. 12 said, “The Holy Father Francis, hearing the Council of Cardinals, decided to convene a meeting with the Presidents of the Bishops Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of ‘protection of minors.’”

    The summit will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, 2019.

    According to the website GCatholic, there are 114 Conferences of Bishops and 21 eastern-rite Patriarchal Synods, Councils of Churches, and Assemblies of Ordinaries.

    The announcement followed a three-day session of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, commonly called the “C9,” which he created in 2013 to advise him regarding the governance and reform of the Roman Curia.

    A major task of the nine cardinals has been revising the 1988 apostolic constitution, Pastor bonus, which regulates the government of the Roman Curia.

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    Three members of the C9 were not present during the September meetings: Cardinal George Pell, who has been in Australia since summer 2017 undergoing a trial; and Cardinals Francisco Javier Errázuriz and Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya.


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    RCP is pleased to introduce our specialist programming services capability statement, which provides an overview of RCP’s project time control services and showcases our diverse portfolio of construction projects throughout Australia.

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              Space      Cache   Translate Page      

    A short featuring John John Florence, titled “Space.” Shot on location between Western Australia and Hawaii.

    Presented by Parallel Sea

    Surfing by John John Florence
    Cinematography by Erik Knutson
    Edited by Blake Vincent Kueny
    Produced by Spencer Klein
    Water Phantom Cinematography by Chris Bryan
    Additional Cinematography by Jack Germain + Matt Catalano
    Art Direction by Donny Stevens
    Sound Design & Mix by Keith White

    Music: “Rejoice"
    Steve Angello Feat. T.D Jakes
    Written by Steve Angello, T.D Jakes
    Produced by Steve Angello
    Vocals by T.D Jakes
    Size Records LTD under exclusive license to AWAL Recordings by Steve Angello feat T.D. Jakes
    “Rejoice”
    Exclusively licensed to Kobalt Music Recordings

    Special Thanks to Pete Johnson, Andy Bark, Bob Hurley, Pat O’Connell, Evan Slater, Jamin Jannard

    Cast: John John Florence

    Tags: Surfing, Surf, Ocean, Waves, John Florence, John John Florence, Parallel Sea, Hurley, Cinematography, Underwater, RED Digital Cinema, Phantom Camera, Steve Angello , Rejoice, Space and Florence


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              Australian troops in PNG for APEC      Cache   Translate Page      
    Australian Special Forces soldiers have quietly been deployed to Papua New Guinea before the APEC meeting of world leaders.
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              Australia to stay in Paris climate agreement      Cache   Translate Page      
    Australia's prime minister says the country will stay in the Paris Agreement to avoid alienating Pacific countries.
              Reality, not greenies, the enemy of irrigation expansion      Cache   Translate Page      
    That’s the title of my latest piece in The Guardian, responding to a Matt Canavan spray against critics of a recent CSIRO report canvassing options for expanded irrigation in Northern Australia. Interestingly, although Canavan comes across as a typical North Queensland developmentalist (for whom I would have some sympathy) he’s actually from the South-East corner, […]
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              La Boheme on Sydney Harbour, 13 Sep 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

    13 Sep 2018 - Film at Artrix

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    Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache.

    With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.


              Mr. Habib El Malki, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco on an official visit to Australia - M. Habib El Malki, Président de la chambre des représentants du Maroc en visite officielle en Australie      Cache   Translate Page      

    Mr. Habib El Malki, Speaker of the House of Representatives and third person of Morocco was this week in Australia with his delegation, to meet his counterparts, and strengthen the Australia-Moroccan relations.

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    Monsieur Habib El Malki, Président de la chambre des représentants et troisième personnalité du Maroc etait cette semaine en Australie avec sa déléguation, pour rencontrer ses homologues, et renforcer les liens Australo-Marocains.


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    Serendigity posted a photo:

    Yesteryear Window Display

    Photographed with my phone on a nice spring day walking around parks in Adelaide in South Australia.


              Bachelor Australia Slammed for Portraying Bisexuality as 'Big' Secret      Cache   Translate Page      
    Bachelor Australia

    Twitter is outraged by how the reality show hyped the coming-out of a queer female contestant.


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              6 ways to outperform the Competition with Connected Products      Cache   Translate Page      

    With more and more organizations using the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect devices, systems, physical objects, and data, how do you ensure that your investment in connected products really does give you an edge over the competition?

    It appears that, despite their promise, a vast majority of IoT projects are non-starters in that they never go beyond the initial discovery or Proof of Concept (PoC) phase. According to some analysts, the figure stands at 75% of all IoT projects currently undertaken.

    So, how do we transform this situation and go from a point where 75% of all IoT projects are failing to a world where there are 50 billion connected devices by 2020? I believe that the key to achieving success is not just accomplishing a successful technical PoC, but also demonstrating business value by creating a successful Proof of Value (PoV).

    Companies usually start their IoT journey by first conducting a PoC with the assumption that when this is successful they will move on to fully-fledged production. And yet, more often than not, even though the PoC is a technical success, the full implementation or rollout ends with several aborted attempts at IoT adoption. We believe the roots of this failure can generally be traced back to how a PoC is set-up and executed.

    The solution is to get it right from the start and here are my 6 best practices for ensuring your IoT connected products projects move from PoC to post-implementation success.

    1)Demonstrate business value

    Many organizations struggle to make money from their IoT projects because the PoCs have an excessive focus on proving the technical feasibility of a project, rather than its business feasibility. However, we need to remember that technology is merely an enabler to a bigger goal, which in most cases is profitability.

    Currently, PoCs are typically the responsibility of R&D departments. That’s where they begin, and business hardly ever gets involved. This is a big mistake.

    As an example, we recently worked with a medical devices company manufacturing X-ray machines. Our brief was to conduct a PoC for enabling the company to consistently predict the failure of X-ray tubes with an accuracy of at least of 96%. We worked with the R&D department and were able to meet the technical requirements fairly easily. However, what was a lot tougher was proving its business value because the interaction with the business team came fairly late in the process. Yet this was the team that would have to take the product to the end-customers. Convincing this team of the benefits turned out to be a much larger task than merely proving the project’s technical feasibility.

    Now we recommend involving the business side right at the beginning of every project and setting up a PoV. This will enable use cases to be worked out that are easily demonstrable, add value and can be taken to the customer for a quick win.

    2)Insist on high quality, accurate data

    Normally, when we start a PoC, we receive input data from our clients. Such data could be based on past data from their customer service centers, or log data, or data generated by their internal systems. To prove the use case, this data needs to be of extremely high quality. However, due to a multiplicity of factors, we often find that’s not the case.

    Additionally, when we generate data during the PoC, we can be pressurized to use low-quality sensors. This is mostly due to budgetary constraints. Clients often feel that once the project moves from PoC to actual production, then they will get better sensors. This ignores the fact that using low-quality sensors will give low-quality data and this, in turn, might lead to incorrect inferences and anomalies in the results.

    The learning here is that great care should be taken with the data on which the PoC is based.

    3)Testing for scalability must go beyond simple extrapolation

    When testing for scale during a PoC, it is extremely important to use appropriate simulators to get accurate results. Simple extrapolation will not do. If a team has 50 devices and wants to test for 5,000, there is a temptation to just copy the same data 10 times to arrive at the results. Unfortunately, this is not the way 5,000 real devices might work. Instead, a simulator is needed to correctly replicate that behavior.

    The issue is that using a simulator increases project costs. Also, if the team is geographically distributed, simulators often have to be shipped to various location, increasing the time taken for the PoC. To avoid this, teams often take shortcuts by simply extrapolating data for a larger number of devices. However, this tendency must be avoided to ensure any degree of confidence in the PoC results.

    4)Invest funds and time in your PoCs and PoVs

    PoCs typically work under tight time and cost constraints, leading to rushed technology decisions. However, a quick-shot PoC is usually very short-lived. If you do a PoC in anything like 8-10 weeks and expect the results to dictate your long-term strategy, you might start a project that hurts you in the later stages. Why? Because 8-10 weeks is simply not enough to do the level of due diligence required for a long-term strategy.

    I saw an example of this in one of our recent engagements with a smart toilet company in Australia. They had made exactly this kind of a mistake with their previous vendor and were now in a situation where they could not scale their project to more than 5,000 toilets per installation, per server. This had restricted their ability to bid for smart cities projects in Australia. They came to us to remedy this and we did a PoC for close to 16 weeks, coming up with the results necessary to support their business in the long term.

    5) PoCs must be a multi-disciplinary effort

    Although I have already talked about this, I can’t stress it enough any IoT PoC project must be multi-disciplinary from the outset. Our observation is that most of the time, a project is won by the sales team with the target customer coming from either the business or the R&D division. However, very rarely do we get a project for a PoC which starts with the involvement of both departments. Such projects usually meet the expectation of just one party.

    For example, we were working with a company making pneumatic pumps and did a PoC for one of their plants in North America. One part of this involved measuring the vibration analysis for a specific type of plant. Unfortunately, it was only after the completion of the PoC that we were given inputs by the business team and realized that they had a roadmap for the product that was going to add more features apart from vibration. Ideally, we would have tracked multiple parameters during the PoC for it to provide actual lasting value to the client. Thus, we now always insist on the involvement of a multi-disciplinary team before we start any PoC.

    6)Do not ignore security during PoCs

    IoT security is undoubtedly critical. Unfortunately, this is an aspect that often gets overlooked during the PoC phase, with teams starting to look at security only during the actual implementation. However, the security architecture is key and ignoring it can have serious business ramifications. For example, consider home automation systems company Nest who discovered its systems could be hacked, potentially leaving consumers vulnerable to cyberattack.

    Security is crucial for IoT-enabled devices and expecting architecture that was originally built for a PoC to address such security concerns is not realistic.

    In summary, as the pace of IoT adoption picks up in the coming years these six recommendations will help to improve the success rate of IoT projects. Move beyond PoC to embrace Proof of Value, which takes a holistic look at the technical and business feasibility and considers the long-term aspects of scalability and sustainability.


              Rosie DiManno: Serena Williams has earned her anger      Cache   Translate Page      

    Serena Williams won’t take her dolls, dishes and tutus and go home.

    Like a good little girl.

    Though she might never return to the U.S. Open.

    Which would be a shame because Flushing Meadows, where she has won six championships, has been pretty much home court for the greatest female tennis player ever, arguably the greatest female athlete in the world.

    She is adored there. That New York City audience has her back, in a populist way, which explains the cascade of boos — 15 solid seconds of full-throated jeering and catcalling — during the trophy ceremony last Saturday, while Naomi Osaka, victor, ducked her head, tears dripping down her cheeks.

    As Williams, clearly seized by a maelstrom of emotions, sobbed as well.

    There is crying in tennis. In fact, there is crying in all sports, even baseball.

    And it was to weep.

    Except for Osaka, the 20-year-old denied her moment of joyful glory, nobody came out of this sorry spectacle untarnished.

    But if pick a side one must, I will ally with Serena.

    The lady has earned it. Even if this was not her most admirable episode.

    A veteran umpire, Carlos Ramos, notorious for his stringent application of the rules, dropped a piano on Williams’ head in the women’s final. She was headed for defeat, outplayed and outsmarted by an opponent 16 years her junior. Williams has more Grand Slam singles titles – 23 – than Osaka has years on this planet. She was doubtless embarrassed by the quality of her play, by the tennis Osaka was forcing upon her. Although keep in mind how often Williams has stormed back from the precipice of defeat.

    But it should never have come to such an ignoble end.

    Umpiring isn’t narrowly, exclusively, about asserting the rules. It’s also about judgment, beyond Hawk-Eye reviews.

    A week earlier, respected umpire Mohamed Lahyani had stepped down from his chair, mid-match, to give Nick Kyrgios a pep talk when it looked like the volatile young Australian was coming unhinged, might even have been on the verge of tanking against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. He has a history of it. Lahyani was scorched for the unusual intervention. But many of us viewed it as a compassionate gesture, if outside the bounds of protocol.

    Various tennis and tournament organizations concluded that Lahyani had overstepped but he was not punished. He was, I would posit, being human. There isn’t enough of that within the rigidity of sports.

    In the Serena affair, however, the umpiring junta is doing its version of baseball’s jacked-up masked tyrants — making the game all about them. When nobody comes to see them.

    On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that some umpires, stung by what they perceive as a lack of institutional support for Ramos, are discussing the possibility of boycotting Williams’ future matches. They’re also talking union. Oy.

    To be clear: Ramos has lost this battle only in the court of public opinion, possibly. There’s certainly been no shortage of Ramos rah-rah from the commentariat. But these unidentified officials have got their duck-pants in a snarl, presumably miffed with United States Tennis Association president Katrina Adams, who issued a statement praising Williams as a “true champion” and an “inspiration.” Adams said this week that a double standard exists in how female tennis players are treated by chair umpires, compared to men. “We shouldn’t have to carry that extra weight on our back in anything that we do.”

    WTA chief executive Steve Simon backed Williams as well. So did Billie Jean King, who knows all about discrimination and sexual bias.

    Was there an undercurrent of sexism which skewed Ramos against Williams? That will probably never be known. Indeed, when she’d calmed down, Williams graciously paid Ramos a compliment: “He’s always been a great umpire.”

    The statistics don’t bear out a gender imbalance at this U.S. Open. Code violations called were 86 for men, 22 for women. But it would require a deeper dive to truly understand those numbers — what the violations were for — and of course men play best-of-five matches, a broader canvas for infractions.

    But anecdotally, and specifically with Williams, the history speaks for itself. At Flushing Meadows: the 2004 quarterfinals versus Jennifer Capriati, a slew of questionable calls, including the scandalous override on a shot that TV replay (this was pre-Hawk-Eye) showed was good; the 2009 semifinals against Kim Clijsters, called for a foot fault, warned for caustic remarks to the chair umpire, then penalized a point — on match point; the 2011 final against Sam Stosur, docked a point for screaming her signature “Come On!” before the rally was over. “You’re a hater,” Williams seethed at chair umpire Eva Asderaki. “And you’re just unattractive inside.”

    Williams is a ruthless competitor. It’s what makes her magnificent. She doesn’t always watch her mouth. But there’s a solid argument to be made that the punitive measures against her have been palpably disproportionate.

    An angry black woman. Some people just can’t swallow that.

    And she had cause to be angry last Saturday, at Ramos.

    Yes, there was evidence of slight coaching from her box. Patrick Mouratoglou admitted to that afterward. The player is responsible for the coach. But it could have been and should have been an informal warning. That’s commonplace. “I don’t cheat, I’d rather lose, I’m just letting you know,” Williams told Ramos. She reiterated that message, calmly, on a changeover before the fourth game..

    After breaking Osaka and getting promptly broken back, Williams smashed her racquet in self-fury. Destroying equipment is a clear code violation. Had Ramos not been so tight-arsed earlier, that would have been the first code violation, not the second. Williams thought it was; perhaps naively believing Ramos had reversed himself on the prior. She certainly appeared as confused as everybody else in the joint.

    Docked a point.

    With Osaka serving at 2-3, Williams obviously thought the score was 0-0, until told to move to the deuce side because it was 0-15. That’s when it went nutso. “This is unbelievable. Every time I play here I have problems.”

    Williams was under the impression she had one warning on her. She had two. The arguing and Williams’ consternation escalated. “You owe me an apology,” she insisted of Ramos. Then concluded by saying he would never umpire one of her matches again.

    When Osaka broke her again, Williams was fit to be tied. She flung her rage at Ramos. “You’re a thief!”

    Ramos, announcing to the crowd: “Code violation, verbal abuse. Game penalty, Mrs. Williams.”

    Etcetera.

    She’s not Mrs. Williams, by the way.

    What prissy, anachronistic hogwash. On the heels of Williams getting denounced for the sleek cat suit she’d worn at the French Open, which was intended to help her circulation, plagued as she’s been by blood clots since a difficult childbirth last summer. The president of the French Tennis Associate, declaring such an outfit would henceforth be banned — why, because it showed off her muscles, wasn’t feminine enough? — accused Williams of disrespecting the sport.

    It all smacks of patriarchal condescension and a definite anti-Serena tone.

    Just as calling Williams a “cry-baby,” as many have declared since last weekend, is infantilizing and subtly racist to boot. Though not as overtly racist as that godawful editorial cartoon — hitting all the bigoted Jim Crow-era notes — published (and defiantly re-published) by the Melbourne-based Herald Sun. Big-lipped, fat, angry black woman, with a teeny BLONDE Osaka in the background. Osaka is biracial, Japanese and Haitian.

    Maybe there’s no entitlement for sports superstars in the anal annals of the rule book.

    But hell yeah, Serena Williams is entitled to her wrath.

    Rosie DiManno is a columnist based in Toronto covering sports and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @rdimanno


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    You do all the skincare rituals experts recommend from moisturizing to cleansing, so why aren’t you seeing the results? The truth is, some of your persistent habits can actually be harming your skin. Here are seven bad skincare habits you should break as soon as possible to get the clearest and healthiest skin you’ve ever had.

    1. Using dirty makeup brushes

    It’s always easy to put off cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges, but a dirty brush or sponge can really harm your skin. Besides accumulating old makeup, used brushes and sponges can carry dirt and dust, face oil, and whatever you may spray in your bathroom. Sponges have the additional problem of mold or even bugs. Dirty beauty tools can cause skin irritations, acne, and sometimes serious infections. Plus, they’re less effective and can streak your makeup. There are numerous methods you can use to clean your supplies from brush cleansing balm to dish soap and canola oil. Just set aside one day every week to clean your brushes and sponges and see your skin, and makeup, improve.

    2. Over-cleansing

    Just because you scrub your skin rigorously doesn’t mean you’re cleansing it effectively. While it may feel nice, it can, according to Garnier, disrupt your skin’s barrier function and cause your face to overproduce oil, making it just as bad as under-cleansing. You should also be wary of harsh scrubs. Here’s a basic rule to remember: If your skin stings or is inflamed after using your cleanser, you’re damaging your skin more than you’re helping it.

    3. Overloading on products

    There are so many products that promise they’ll make your skin soft, clear, healthy, etc. It can be hard to choose between the dozens of options, and you may start to think that using more products is better. However, when using a bunch of different products, the best-case scenario is that the active ingredients cancel each other out. The worst-case scenario? Doubling up on products could cause irritation or even skin damage. To keep your skin healthy, make sure to read the ingredients lists and get samples before purchasing a product to see how it works with everything else you use.

    4. Never changing your skincare products

    We all have those favorite skincare products that we use religiously, but do you sometimes wonder if they’re really working? Here’s the thing – your skin changes as you age, in addition to being affected by other factors like climate and stress. If you feel like that “holy grail” product isn’t working anymore, it’s probably because your skin, or your location, has changed. Instead of hoping something your skin will come around, try exploring some new products. You never know what you might find, and your skin will thank you for it.

    Related: 9 Products to Get Gorgeous Glowing Skin Without Makeup

    5. Sleeping with makeup on

    This is a bad habit we all know about, yet continue to do time after time. While it may be easy to just fall asleep and worry about the consequences later, there are many health risks associated with sleeping with makeup. In addition to the acne, chapped lips, and weaker eyelashes it causes, it can also lead to more severe risks. One such case was published in by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in May of 2018 when a 50-year-old woman had to have surgery due to sleeping with mascara on. Try putting some makeup remover wipes right next to your bed so that on those days when you just need to hit the sheets, you can still do a quick wipe of your face and avoid facing any of these risks.

    6. Forgetting to put on sunscreen

    While we all know sunscreen is important for protecting against sunburns and skin cancer, sunscreen can also protect against photoaging. According to an Australian study in 2013, SPF can stave off the wrinkles, spots, and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Anytime you are out in the sun, you should make sure to wear makeup with SPF or classic sunscreen to protect against these harmful UVA/UVB rays. And remember, just because you have darker skin or tan easily does not mean you are protected. Start using that sunscreen now so you’ll have beautiful, clear skin in 40 years.

    7. Only taking care of your face

    While your face is important, you should not forget the rest of your skin, including your neck and chest. All the things that damage your face can damage the rest of your skin, leaving wrinkles, sunspots, acne, and more. Start using serums or lotions meant for your neck and chest now to avoid serious damage later in life. As for the rest of your body, try and use some simple scrubs to get rid of dead skin and regularly use lotion to keep your skin moisturized and healthy.

    Your skin is your body’s largest organ, meaning it’s critical you keep it healthy. By learning to avoid these bad habits now, you’ll be guaranteed to have clearer and more radiant skin both now and in the long run.


              HC Wake-Up Call: Trump 9/11 Backlash, World Hunger Highest in Years, & Australian Newspaper Serena Williams Controversy      Cache   Translate Page      

    Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

    But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

    Trump Faces Backlash for 9/11 Behavior

    Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and President Trump spent the day saying and doing things that many found insensitive. The first incident occurred in early hours of Tuesday, when Twitter's trending topics were dominated by 9/11-related subjects due to many paying tribute to those who lost their lives. Trump, on the other hand, was tweeting about his disdain for the FBI and Justice Department. According to the president, two former FBI officials, Peter Strozok and Lisa Page (who were publicly revealed to be trading anti-Trump texts) tried to undermine his administration by launching what he called a "media leak strategy." 

    North Carolina Republican Representative Mark Meadows was the first person to make this claim. The Washington Post reported that the claim is "debatable," and Strzok's attorney attributed any reference of the phrase in leaked texts from his client to "an effort to stem unauthorized disclosures of information." Trump called for action from both the DOJ and FBI, despite the fact that Strzok and Page have both left the bureau (Strzok was fired for the texts). In other tweets, Trump again condemned the FBI and DOJ, along with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, who he thinks colluded with the departments, foreign spies, and Russians. 

    Later, a photo emerged of Trump arriving in Pennsylvania to attend a 9/11 memorial service — where he was pumping his fists. Twitter quickly called out what appeared to be an untimely celebratory move. 

    Trump's past behavior in regards to 9/11 was also a talking point for many. Just hours after the terrorist attack, Trump called into a New Jersey news station to discuss what happened. He ended up talking about how his building at 40 Wall Street "actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually — before the World Trade Center — was the tallest."

    He continued, "And then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second tallest. And now it's the tallest." 

    World Hunger is at Its Highest in Years

    According to the United Nations' 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, which was released on Tuesday, the number of people suffering from hunger is at an eight-year high. In total, 821 million people — one in every nine — were malnourished in 2017. The number is significantly higher than 2016's figure, which CNN said could put at risk the UN's goal of eradicating hunger in the world by 2030. 

    Though a variety of factors affect the number of hungry people around the world, the UN said climate change is playing a large role. "Hunger has been on the rise over the past three years, returning to levels from a decade ago," said the UN agencies responsible for hunger and health in a statement. "This reversal in progress sends a clear warning that more must be done and urgently if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger is to be achieved by 2030."

    Undernourishment and "severe" food insecurity have also increased in all parts of the world, except for in Europe and North America. The problem most prevalent in North America? Adult obesity. Global rates are on the rise, with more than 672 million obese. 

    An Australian Newspaper is Doubling Down on Its Controversial Serena Williams Cartoon

    Serena Williams stood up to an arguably sexist — or at the very least, unfair — umpire at last weekend's US Open, and Australian newspaper The Herald Sun responded by running a cartoon version of the tennis legend, which has since been labeled both racist and sexist. 

    Among those who condemned the cartoon were J.K. Rowling and the National Association of Black Journalists. "The Sept. 10 cartoon not only exudes racist, sexist caricatures of both women, but Williams’ depiction is unnecessarily sambo-like," the group said in a statement. "The art of editorial cartooning is a visual dialogue on the issues of the day, yet this cartoon grossly inaccurately depicts two women of color at the US Open, one of the grandest stages of professional sports."

    Mark Knight, the editorial cartoonist for the Sun, dismissed the criticism. Then, on Tuesday, another cartoon of Knight's turned up in the paper — this time on the front page. His original depiction of Williams was surrounded by additional cartoons and a huge headline that reads, "Welcome to PC World." 

    "When I watched the U.S. Open, I was sitting there like everybody else, and I saw the world No. 1 tennis player have a huge hissy fit and spit the dummy,” Knight said. “That’s what the cartoon is about, her poor behavior on the court. Nothing to do with gender or racism at all."

    He continued, "I think what’s happening here is people are just making stuff up. The cartoon was just about Serena on the day having a tantrum. That’s basically it."

    The cover faced the same, if not more, criticism

    What to look for...

    A chocolate milkshake.


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              Ready, aim, misfire: the Brits just aren't as good as Australians at leadership coups      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Yoga Bra | Organic Cotton | Bralette | Active Wear | Festival Sexy Party Bra | Sport bra | Geometric Print | Sexy Top | Soft Cup Bra | by offrandes      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Australia, aghi da cucito nei cestini di fragole.      Cache   Translate Page      

    Un uomo ha rischiato guai seri ed è stato salvato da un intervento chirurgico. L’oggetto in metallo era nascosto in una fragola, l’uomo ha accusato dolori lancinanti. Avviato in Australia il ritiro dagli scaffali. Indagini [...]

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              Serena Williams: Herald Sun reprints 'racist' cartoon in front-page attack on 'political correctness'      Cache   Translate Page      
    Australian newspaper hits out at critics after backlash over depiction of tennis player's US Open outburst
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              Takata: BMW Australia campaign 40 per cent complete      Cache   Translate Page      
    BMW has completed 42 per cent of its Takata inflator replacements, with affected vehicles including the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5 and X6 sold between 2001 and 2016. As of August 31, 2018, the company had changed 42 per cent of dodgy inflators overall. The most dangerous alpha inflators are sitting at a 75 per cent completion rate, with 887 outstanding. Of that 887, around 350 cars aren't registered or have been written off.
              Is Australia charged for EVs?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Australia is often considered a natural test market when launching a new tech product or service for reasons such as geographical size, the open-mindedness of people, high-tech infrastructure and government incentives and support. It is then quite surprising to learn that, in a report released by Energeia, Australia is the slowest developed nation to adopt Electric Vehicles (EV).
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              NEW Black Cocktail Dress / Elegant Dress / Party Dress / LTB / Midi Dress / Designer Dress / Marcellamoda - MD1119 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    110.00 USD

    Your dinner date look has arrived! This black cutout midi dress is designed for the elegant minimalist who loves to bare some skin here and there. The soft Ponte knit will keep you toasty but also cling in all the right places in this fusion of style and practicality. Couple it with a belted coat, and finish with ankle-strap heels or ankle boots.

    MODEL INFO: Dalia is 5'10" (178 cm) tall. Wearing size XS. The design fits true to size.

    LENGTH: Approximately 41" (105 cm), measured from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

    MATERIAL: Ponte (also known as Punto di Roma) (60% Viscose / 30% Polyamide / 10% Lycra). Soft, heavier-weight, non see-through fabric.

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Tumble dry low heat or for best results lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via express DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.

    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to deal with any copyright infringements.


              Palazzo Pants / Wide Leg Pants / Extra Wide-Leg Pants / Long Pants / Long Trousers / Loose Fitting Pants / Marcellamoda - MP0974 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    98.00 USD

    Extra wide-leg pants for an artistic look and feel. Simply the perfect choice for the days when you want to feel sophisticated yet firm and carefree all at the same time. Think about versatile combinations when it comes to the top and the shoes and you will see how it transforms magically every time you wear it. With a clean finish and side zipper.

    MODEL INFO: Sam is 5'8" (173 cm) tall. Wearing size XS.

    LENGTH: Inseam length approximately 31" (79 cm). Outer seam length approximately 41" (104 cm).

    MATERIAL: Ponte (or also known as Punto di Roma) (60% Viscose / 30% Polyamide / 10% Lycra). Soft, heavier-weight, non-see-through fabric.

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Tumble dry low heat or for best results lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS
    We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.

    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to deal with any copyright infringements.


              Linen Tunic Dress / Mini Dress / Bat Sleeves Tunic / Loose Dress / Oversize Tunic / Black Tunic / Marcellamoda - MD1029 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    119.00 USD

    The loose and oversized tunic dress gently drapes over the left shoulder with its unique one-side wing. Loose, carefree, made of premium linen, the dress is short and could also be worn as a tunic with your favorite leggings. Minimalism with an edge. The perfect elevated street style outfit for your wardrobe this season. Please note the sleeve length is asymmetric.

    MODEL INFO: Sam is 5'8" tall (173 cm). Wearing size XS.

    LENGTH: Approximately 34" (86 cm), measured from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

    MATERIAL: 100% Linen. Please note that the indigo linen is slightly thicker than the other color options.

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Tumble dry low heat or for best results lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via express DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.


    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to deal with any copyright infringements.


              White T-Shirt / White Tunic / Oversize Summer Blouse / Black T-Shirt / Casual Blouse / Cool Shirt / Marcellamoda - MB0688 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    59.00 USD

    Loose and effortless, a long tee with a high-low bottom hem. The perfect tunic for summer and beyond. Beautifully handcrafted to perfection with a lovely deep neckline.

    MODEL INFO: Sam is 5'8" (173 cm) tall. Wearing size XS.

    LENGTH: Approximately 33" (83 cm) total length on its longest part and 31" (78 cm) total length on its shortest part.

    MATERIAL: Jersey (90% Viscose / 10% Lycra). Very high quality, high-stretch, soft fabric.

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via express DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.

    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to deal with any copyright infringements.


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              Black Dress / Tight Dress / Designer Dress / Racerback Dress / Fitted Dress / Party Dress / Marcellamoda - MD0081 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    89.00 USD

    So beautiful...chic and elegant, this tight dress is made of silky soft, high-stretch jersey fabric. Extremely flattering and versatile. Featuring a classic racer front and back.

    MODEL INFO: Victoria is 5'10" (178 cm) tall. Wearing size XS.

    LENGTH: Approximately 38" (97 cm), measured from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

    MATERIAL: Ponte (or also known as Punto di Roma) (60% Viscose / 30% Polyamide / 10% Lycra). Soft, heavier-weight, non-see-through fabric.

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Turn Garment inside out for better washing results. Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via express DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.

    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to deal with any copyright infringements.


              Loose Blouse / V-Cut Black Top / Black Casual Shirt / Handmade Blouse / Long Sleeves / Butterfly Sleeves / Marcellamoda - MB0107 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    59.00 USD

    A striking v-cut that can be worn on the front or back makes this loose blouse a classic piece in your wardrobe. Made of beautiful Italian transparent jersey, it can be worn in any season.

    A striking v-cut show off the shoulders of those who wear the Angel Wing Blouse. The combination of butterfly sleeves and gathered material on the back almost makes you look as if you are wearing a pair of featherless wings. Take flights with this handmade blouse by Marcellamoda.

    MODEL INFO: Nuria is 5'8" (173 cm) tall. Wearing size S.

    LENGTH: Approximately 29" (73 cm), measured from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

    MATERIAL: Sheer Jersey (90% Viscose / 10% Lycra). Very high quality, high-stretch, soft fabric.

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via express DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.


    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to eal with any copyright infringements.


              NEW Long Shirt Dress / Maxi Dress / Chic Blouse / Extravagant Top / Loose Shirt / Long Shirt / Marcellamoda - MB1126 by marcellamoda      Cache   Translate Page      

    89.00 USD

    Unexpectedly chic, this white long shirt tunic is a perfect fuss-free solution to a long day on your feet. Made of soft and cool viscose fabric, this loose dress offers a flowy silhouette that billows when in action. It also features a pocket on the left panel, side slits, and buttoned cuffs for minimal yet attractive detailing. Cinch your waist with a belt and pull on a pair of suede boots for a summer-to-fall look.

    MODEL INFO: Marinet is 5'9.5" (176 cm) tall. Wearing size XS. The design fits true to size.

    LENGTH: Approximately 45" (115 cm), measured from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

    MATERIAL: Carolin Woven Viscose (100% Viscose).

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash on delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water. Tumble dry low heat or for best results lay flat to dry.

    THANK YOU for visiting our shop! We hope to offer you an amazing experience with unique, statement designs, highest quality, fast shipping and delightful customer service!

    FOR MORE MARCELLAMODA DESIGNS

    BACK TO OUR SHOP >>> https://www.etsy.com/shop/marcellamoda

    RETURN POLICY
    If you would like to return an item, within 14 days of receiving your order, please contact us at support@marcellamodanyc.com and inform us of your order number and the names of the exact items you plan to exchange/return. Within 30 days of receiving the order, mail the garment(s) in original, unworn condition. We appreciate your understanding - we would not be able to reimburse you for your return shipping cost as we try to keep our prices relatively low. You can find more information about our return policy here: http://etsy.me/2wLjssg.

    HOW FAST CAN I GET MY ORDER?
    Your order will be made, wrapped with love and sent on its way from Europe. All orders will be shipped via express DHL mail with a tracking number and would travel for about 2-4 days.

    If we have the garment(s) in stock, it will be shipped within 2 days.
    If we don't have the garment(s) in stock, our talented team will start making your order and we'd aim to ship it within 5 business days.

    Once you place an order, you'd receive your order:
    > U.S. / Canada - within 1-2 weeks
    > Australia / Asia - within 2-3 weeks
    > EU countries - within 2-4 business days
    > All other ends of the world - within 3 weeks

    CUSTOM ORDERS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not able to accept custom orders. We could do a shortening or lengthening of some of our non-asymmetric designs, so please reach out with an inquiry. If we’re able to make the custom order for you, we wouldn’t be able to accept a possible return/exchange request. Many of our garments are made of high-stretch fabric, which allows for flexible sizing, but still, drop us a note to help you with your choice.

    Thank you for choosing our designs! We are honored to create them for you with love and care!

    Please, convo us if you have any questions. We’re here to help with whatever we can.

    Marcella
    XOXO

    © 2018 Marcellamoda
    All photography, text, content, designs, patterns contained within Marcellamoda listings and overall shop are the intellectual property of Marcellamoda. Therefore, this shop and any of its contents may not be copied, translated or distributed in any manner (electronic, web or printed) without the prior written consent of Marcellamoda. We actively seek out copyright violations on the Internet and in Print and will use legal force to deal with any copyright infringements.


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    Fresh from his stunning US Open victory over Roger Federer, John Millman will spearhead Australia's Davis Cup team this weekend.
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    Books | A former Bank of England official offers a warning about the power of unelected officials that Australia might already have heeded

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    Australian Frequent Flyer
    Australian Frequent Flyer - Tips, Tricks and Chat for the Australian Frequent Flyer

    Many Australians save up their Qantas Frequent Flyer points in the hope of one day redeeming them for that dream flight in the pointy end of the plane. But redeeming Qantas points for a flight in Business or First Class is often an enormous challenge! The trouble is, Qantas does not release any award seats […]

    The Qantas Award Availability Black Hole
    Matt Graham


              The 27 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: Sept 14-26      Cache   Translate Page      
    From Ursula K. Le Guin to American Vandal. by Mercury Things to Do Staff
    MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater locations are accurate Friday-Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Movie times are updated daily and are available here.

    American Vandal: Season 2
    Shot in Portland but set in Bellevue, Washington, the second season of Netflix’s true-crime mockumentary is just as clever and addictive as the first. This time, earnest high-schooler documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) take their investigation skills to St. Bernadine’s Catholic School, where, ever since a tragedy dubbed “The Brownout,” the student body has been terrorized by a splattery series of “poop crimes” perpetrated by “The Turd Burglar.” The suspects and victims are numerous, from beloved basketball star DeMarcus (Melvin Gregg) to vest-wearing, tea-sipping Kevin “Shit Stain” McClain (Travis Tope); in their unflagging quest for the truth, Peter and Sam dig deep into teachers’ dubious alibis and students’ revealing emoji habits. This season is a slower burn than the first, but over the course of its eight episodes, its perfectly played characters prove deeper and better, including “a theater kid who lives in the friend zone” and a man known only as “Hot Janitor.” While Peter and Sam are stymied by secrets, lies, and possible sabotage (Mrs. Wexler, St. Bernadine’s dean of students, repeatedly refuses their requests for an interview), the duo’s intrepid reporting and keen crime-scene analysis (“That is way too big for dogshit”) ensures the Turd Burglar’s identity will be discovered. Like the first, this season of American Vandal is consistently hilarious, but it’s also sneakily, subtly emotional—you’re going to end up caring about all these awkward teen weirdos, and, of course, very invested in who had the motive and the means to mastermind the Brownout. (Available Fri Sept 14, Netflix) ERIK HENRIKSEN

    Blaze
    Directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze explores the legacy of country singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, who belonged to the same scene as Townes Van Zandt, but was murdered before many people got to know his name. There’s plenty of mythology surrounding Foley and his hillbilly charm—he was known for wearing duct tape on the tips of his cowboy boots—but Ben Dickey’s raw performance makes the focus the flawed, tender man behind the songs (Lucinda Williams once called Foley “a genius and a beautiful loser,” which pretty much nails it). The film’s best moments involve his relationship with actress Sybil Rosen (Alia Shawkat) and the time they spent living together in a treehouse in Georgia, but those get cut off due to frequent jumps to sepia-toned flashbacks. That nonlinear narrative also kind of makes sense, though, given the fact that Blaze’s history was lived by people who were often engulfed in a cloud of cigarette smoke and suffering from whiskey amnesia. It’s not the first time Hawke has made a film about a forgotten musician—his 2014 directorial debut Seymour: An Introduction retraced the life of classical pianist Seymour Bernstein. Blaze isn’t particularly remarkable, but the attention given to Foley’s love story and the toll of his addiction are quietly gripping. (Opens Fri Sept 21) CIARA DOLAN

    BoJack Horseman: Season 5
    While all you tantrum-throwing assholes were setting McDonalds on fire for packets of liquid salt in fealty to the diminished, sickly cynical shine of Rick and Morty, animation fans of a more sophisticated bent were indulging the dark sweetness of BoJack Horseman, a show that began as a satire of celebrity and has, over the course of four seasons, become a tightly plotted, painfully insightful, and emotionally draining examination of depression, addiction, and how to let yourself enjoy what brief rewards you earn in the struggle to be better than you are. Starring Will Arnett as a brown horse and Amy Sedaris as a pink cat. (Available Fri Sept 14, Netflix) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Crazy Rich Asians
    Crazy Rich Asians is the first major American motion picture starring a predominantly Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club came out in 1993. That is BONKERS, and it makes this film’s release noteworthy. Great! Let’s talk inclusion! I love it. Thumbs up, Hollywood! Now let’s talk about the next most important thing: Crazy Rich Asians is romantic comedy gold that should be celebrated not only for its cast but also for its perfect execution of light, breezy escapism. (Now playing) ELINOR JONES

    Fags In The Fast Lane
    The Portland premiere of Josh Collins’ campy, unapologetically gay-as-fuck Australian exploitation entry into the superhero canon, centered on the adventures of Beau Cockslinger and his Mary Men. There is also a magic gold dildo. (Fri Sept 14, Clinton Street Theater)

    Fahrenheit 11/9
    Michel Moore’s latest, about the 2016 election and the presidency of Donald Trump (who lost the popular vote by 2,864,974 votes). Whether it’ll be as sharp as Moore’s great stuff (2002’s Bowling for Columbine) or as self-indulgent as his more recent stuff (2016’s Michael Moore in TrumpLand) is TBD, as it wasn’t screened for critics. (Opens Fri Sept 21)

    Fast Break
    In 1978, Director Don Zavin gave unto thirsty Blazermaniacs a rambly, contemplative, slightly stoned gift of a documentary, Fast Break. There is no real narrative arc, the closest thing to a through-line basically gets abandoned halfway through, and there’s nothing particularly insightful or profound to be gleaned from following the team through their quiet Pacific Northwest adventures following their shock-the-world championship run in 1977. Which is fine, because Fast Break works best as a time-travel device anyway, a shaggy portal back to a Portland that will never exist again, where Maurice Lucas is chilling at the pool, Dave Twardzik is teaching kids the fundamentals, and big bike-riding Bill Walton is doing that charmingly infuriating Bill Walton thing where gallons of melodic syllables rain down over his jutting chin and evaporate into senselessness right around his collarbone. Walton would break his foot in '78 and flee Portland a year later, the team's chemistry slowly soured, and never another Finals would be won, but Fast Break perfectly captures the weirdly serene scenes before it all fell down. (Mon Sept 17, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Halloween (1978)
    In the final trailer for David Gordon-Green's upcoming sequel to this film, the voice of Jamie Lee Curtis dramatically intones through whispery reverb that "40 years ago, on Halloween night, Michael Myers murdered three people." The statement comes off as oddly comical now, after four decades under the Shape's hulking shadow, with thousands of bodies strewn across the sordid history of a genre he elevated to prominence—three seems like child's play. Hell, Child's Play racked up a bigger body count. But watching John Carpenter's breakout film (the most profitable indie ever made for a very long time), the weight of those three deaths feels heavy indeed. Halloween is considered the father of the slasher, but Carpenter's film maintains its power because it doesn't really slashthat much. It simmers, and stares, and slowly glides into menacing situations and abandons you there until the shadow of Michael Myers swallows you right up. That sort of thing seriously fucked people up in 1978. It still works pretty damned well in 2018. (Sat Sept 22, Hollywood Theatre, followed by a Q&A with star P.J. Soles) BOBBY ROBERTS

    The Land of Steady Habits
    The latest from writer/director Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing, Enough Said) features a quietly amazing cast (Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Ben Mendelsohn) clumsily hurting and healing each other through a series of mundane-yet-emotionally powerful events. Holofcener is not yet a genre unto herself, but she should be soon. (Available Fri Sept 14, Netflix)

    Life Itself
    Dan Fogelman, the creator and showrunner of the tear-jerking machine that is NBC’s This is Us writes and directs this romantic epic starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas and oh man you’re crying already, aren’t you. God this guy is good. (Opens Fri Sept 21)

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    Lizzie
    In a revealing interview with the Huffington Post, Chloë Sevigny said she’d hoped Lizzie—the new film in which she portrays Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892 Massachusetts—would be a “rousing, smash-the-patriarchy piece,” and admitted that director Craig William Macneill’s final product isn’t what she’d imagined. Building off the wealthy family’s battle over inheritances and the rumor that Borden killed her parents after they discovered her relationship with the Irish maid Brigid (Kristen Stewart), Lizzie tries to find the seemingly impossible balance between family drama, murder mystery, and queer romance. Though it’s a compelling idea, it doesn’t work—the forbidden love story isn’t fleshed out enough for that motive to be believable. And in 2018, when depictions of queer romance are just starting to get mainstream attention with films like Moonlight and Call Me by Your Name, I’m not sure this hypothetical lesbian link to a grisly murder is really necessary. It’s valuable to reexamine history with the knowledge that women weren’t always granted the opportunity to tell their own stories, but Lizzie is more like a rogue spitballing session that reframes Borden’s infamous crime as a justifiable rebellion against injustice. (Opens Fri Sept 21) CIARA DOLAN

    Love, Gilda
    By anyone’s standards, Gilda Radner is comedy royalty. She was a member of Toronto’s Second City troupe that included fellow future legends like Joe Flaherty and John Candy, the first woman cast to National Lampoon Radio Hour, and the first person hired to be part of Saturday Night Live’s inaugural season. In other words, she’s the ideal candidate for a documentary about her accomplishments and impact on the comedy world. Love, Gilda is not that film. The well-intentioned effort by director Lisa D’Apolito strives to highlight Radner’s fearless energy but gets stuck on her precipitous rise to fame and her many famous lovers, layering it all with a quaint rosy glow. It’s only when the film focuses in on the last part of its subject’s life—as she dealt with multiple bouts with cancer—that it finds depth. (Opens Fri Sept 21) ROBERT HAM

    Mandy
    See review, this issue. (Opens Thurs Sept 13)

    Mulholland Drive
    Jesus holy mother of fuck what the CHRIST is that goddamned thing behind the diner? What IS THAT. UGH. (Starts Fri Sept 14, Academy Theater)

    Noche De Película
    A series of shorts presented by PDX Latinx Pride, celebrating Latinx and LGBTQ communities. (Sun Sept 16, Hollywood Theatre)

    Pipe Organ Pictures: The Cat and the Canary
    1927’s silent horror classic, featuring an original score composed and performed live on the organ by Dean Lemire. (Sat Sept 23, Hollywood Theatre)

    The Predator
    See review, this issue. (Opens Thurs Sept 13)

    Re-Run Theater: Battlestar Galactica
    40 years ago, an enterprising television producer named Glen A. Larson saw Star Wars and said "I think this could be done as a Mormon allegory on television! I know, I'll write a meanderingly weird ripoff and sell it to ABC. I'll get the old cowboy who sells dog food and make him the star." Thus, Battlestar Galactica was born, a budget-busting one-year wonder starring Lorne Greene that stole Star Wars's visual effects mastermind to realize space battles were eye-meltingly awesome on '70s-era television sets (and still kinda impressive now). But the pilot episode Re-run Theater is screening tonight? Eeeehhhh... Once the Cylon apocalypse concludes in the first third, Galactica keeps asking "so what the hell do we do now" and arriving at increasingly stupid answers like "lets play with this annoying robot dog" and "lets visit a casino planet," and "What if casino planet is really run by insect monsters?" But then the Death Star casino planet explodes, and the movie ends, and all the preceding bullshit just kinda slides off, leaving not much more than faintly warm memories of pew-pew and boom-boom. And for a lot of little kids in the late '70s—that was apparently enough. But don't get it twisted: for as much cheesy fun as this might be (and mileage definitely varies) the 2003 reboot is better in every conceivable way. (Wed Sept 26, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Repressed Cinema: Psychotronic After School Special
    A carefully curated collection of really fucking weird shit, including a “documentary” about a dystopian future hosted by Orson Welles, an anti-alcohol ’80s film titled The Glug, and a 1975 educational film about the pleasures and dangers of processed food in America. (Tues Sept 18, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Searching
    What makes Searching—a mystery that takes place predominantly on a series of computer desktops—more than a gimmick is how well it captures the limited but instantly recognizable emotional language of computer use: the typed but unsent message, the search query that’s loaded with dread, the shortened email subject line that belies bad news. All of these are effectively deployed in service of a fairly conventional missing-person story, enabling the film’s limited field of view to capture the feelings of familial isolation, technological confusion, and desire for connection. (Now playing) BEN COLEMAN

    A Simple Favor
    A thriller directed by Paul Feig and starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. (Opens Fri Sept 14)

    Stephen King Double Feature
    It's Stephen King's 71st birthday—and the Hollywood is celebrating with a 35mm double feature of two movies penned by the horror and literary mastermind! First up is 1982's pulpy anthology flick Creepshow, directed by Night of the Living Dead's George Romero; second is 1985's Cat's Eye, directed by Lewis Teague and featuring James Woods, Drew Barrymore, and, of course, an evil troll. Hail to the King, baby. (Fri Sept 21, Hollywood Theatre) ERIK HENRIKSEN

    Supergirl
    God, I want to like 1984's Supergirl. And Supergirl really, really wants you to like it, too. That goodwill is present in the winsome performance of Helen Slater as Kara Zor-El, and it's definitely there in the striking melodies of all-time-great composer Jerry Goldsmith. But goodwill is not enough to make up for Jeannot Zwarc's steamrolled-flat direction, Faye Dunaway's embarrassing turn as the villain, and a story by David Odell that (successfully) does its damndest to undermine everything mythic and majestic about Kara and her world, pouring sugar in Supergirl's empathy engine until she's left stranded in a soupy stew of failed gags and short-circuited drama. The real saboteurs? The film's producers, sworn enemies of goodwill Alexander and Ilya Salkind, whose petty, wrongheaded decision-making process hamstrung Superman II in 1981, kneecapped Superman III in 1983, and unfortunately turfed almost all of Clark's big-screen potential a mere six years after Superman: The Movie, and unfairly damaged Kara's for decades with this disappointing botch-job of a cash-in. There are some joys to be found in Supergirl but too many of them depend on a forgiving audience willing to do the sort of heavy lifting that would leave even the Girl of Steel winded. (Sat Sept 15, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Swinging Roman Cinema: Il Boom
    Dolce Vita Confidential author Shawn Levy continues his series showcasing the best of Italian cinema with a screening of 1963’s Il Boom, a dark comedy about Italy’s economic revival, directed by Vittoria De Sica. (Wed Sept 26, Hollywood Theatre)

    We the Animals
    We the Animals invites its audience into the exclusive, powerful magic that comes with belonging to a group of three young brothers, running wild in a rural town and trying to make sense of their parents’ abusive relationship. Though similar in theme and feel to 2017’s The Florida Project, We the Animals focuses on the internal view of the youngest brother, Jonah (Evan Rosado). In Justin Torres’ novel, on which the film is based, the actions Jonah undertakes and the repercussions he faces are serious—but director Jeremiah Zagar’s film is more concerned with showing the beauty of youth with all the boring parts cut out. (Now playing) SUZETTE SMITH

    White Boy Rick
    A drama about a teen informant for the FBI, co-starring Matthew McConaughey. Wait. Is the McConaissance still a thing? Is that over? Review forthcoming at portlandmercury.com/film. (Opens Fri Sept 14)

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    Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
    Arwen Curry’s documentary about the brilliant science-fiction and fantasy writer—a Portlander who, before she died earlier this year, wrote some of the century’s greatest and most imaginative stories, novels, and essays, cleverly and soulfully reforging genres long dominated by men. Review forthcoming at portlandmercury.com/film. (Fri Sept 14-Sun Sept 16, NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, director in attendance)

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              The 23 Best Concerts to See in Portland: September 13-26      Cache   Translate Page      
    From Hand Habits to Kneebody to Toe. by The Mercury Music Experts Dream Team™

    Angel Olsen
    Angel Olsen’s voice is like a flash flood—it’s easy to get swept up in the emotion behind her whispered devotions and existentially aching sighs. Nobody else can do what she does (the only worthy comparison is probably the late Patsy Cline). See Olsen perform songs from Phases, the collection of B-sides and rarities she released last year, at her second Portland show of the Tiny Dreams Solo Tour. (Thurs Sept 13, 8 pm, Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, $31-41; w/Hand Habits) CIARA DOLAN

    No Kind of Rider, Sama Dams, Slow Corpse
    Savage Coast, the debut album from No Kind of Rider, has been a long time coming. The band has been playing around Portland for the better part of a decade, slowly perfecting a sound that connects vintage shoegaze pop, sultry indie rock, and lush electronica. The theme of Savage Coast seems to be finding ways of letting go, not just of a bad relationship or the spirit of a beloved family member, but of an entire way of being. This is the music of reinvention and refocusing, a soundtrack to setting one’s hopeful eyes on the horizon. (Thurs Sept 13, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) ROBERT HAM

    Greta Van Fleet, Dorothy
    The much-ballyhooed “death” of rock has led to an unusual side effect: As shaggy dudes playing loud guitars recede from the spotlight, the few remaining rock acts have grown even more precious to the diehards. This explains the rapid rise of Greta Van Fleet, a Michigan quartet of three brothers and one friend who are selling out large halls before they’ve even released a full-length album (and before two of the members have reached legal drinking age). A listen to either of GVF’s startlingly competent EPs, Black Smoke Rising and From the Fires, reveals why: These kids are hidebound devotees to the Orthodox Church of Led Zeppelin, replicating that band’s swing, swagger, and screeching vocals with an almost astonishing amount of confidence. They’ve gained acclaim for a powerful live show, and with their much anticipated debut album due in October, Greta Van Fleet are poised to become absolutely massive. When they do, enjoy their riffs, which really are good—but just be ready to ignore the countless think-pieces that say, “Rock is back!” (Fri Sept 14, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway) NED LANNAMANN

    Kali Uchis, Gabriel Garzón-Montano
    Kali Uchis is teetering on the brink of pop super stardom. The Colombian American singer/songwriter has toured with Lana del Rey and cultivated a following of loyal stans ever since releasing her 2015 Por Vida EP. In April, Uchis dropped her debut LP Isolation, and it’s pretty much perfect—she jumps easily from R&B to garage rock to reggaetón, with features from artists like Bootsy Collins, Reykon, and Tyler, the Creator. Uchis’ music videos, which have millions of YouTube views, typically involve a lot of bubblegum-pink (her pink hairdo, a pink sunset) and driving down lonely roads in retro roadsters. (Fri Sept 14, Roseland, 8 NW 6th) ISABEL LYNDON

    Murder by Death, William Elliott Whitmore
    Murder by Death and William Elliott Whitmore have come full circle. Back in 2000, Whitmore performed for the first time with a brand-new band, Little Joe Gould, led by the young vocalist/guitarist Adam Turla and cellist Sarah Balliet, in a basement in Bloomington, Indiana. Little Joe Gould would eventually change their name to Murder by Death, and the two musicians embarked on multiple tours together. They found themselves once again sharing the road, and now a label, as both artists released albums this year on the venerable Bloodshot Records. MBD’s eighth LP, The Other Shore, finds them writhing in their literary gothic-folk, this time under the guise of a space-western epic taking place on a post-apocalyptic planet. Meanwhile, Whitmore’s seventh record, Kilonova, rides the singer/songwriter’s far-reaching baritone vocals and swampy Americana into new and exciting realms. (Sat Sept 15, Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) RYAN J. PRADO

    Blood Orange
    Though Dev Hynes has written and produced hits for the likes of Solange, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, and Carly Rae Jepsen, his solo work as Blood Orange has never been all that concerned with chart-topping singles. Over seven years and three albums, Hynes used the Blood Orange moniker to delve into deeper, more delicate, and more personal material. His new record Negro Swan explores themes like the ongoing anxieties of queer and trans folks and people of color, surviving childhood trauma, and what he defines as “Black depression.” Negro Swan is a meditative journey through Hynes’ most intimate thoughts, sung over minimalist drum beats, mellow guitar riffs, and spaced-out keys. It’s less an album of independent and disjointed singles—as so many hip-hop and R&B albums are today—as it is one continuous and slowly unspooling narrative. Lacking such straightforward bops as Freetown Sound’s “Best to You” or Cupid Deluxe’s “You’re Not Good Enough,” Negro Swan requires more patience than previous Blood Orange albums, and perhaps more than a couple of front-to-back listens. Its progressive R&B and lush bedroom pop is more ruminative than Hynes’ previous efforts, but the result is beautiful, haunting, and brutally honest. With guest appearances by Tei Shi, A$AP Rocky, Project Pat, and Diddy (who lets himself be surprisingly candid), the most important and frequent guest is transgender activist Janet Mock, whose spoken interludes are heard throughout the album, propelling the narrative forward to a triumphant coda. (Sun Sept 16, Roseland, 8 NW 6th, $29.50-39.50) SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY

    The Zombies, Liz Brasher
    Sorry, youngbloods: The Zombies are responsible for some of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. The aging group, which formed in the 1960s and was responsible for some of the greatest pop songs of that decade (“She’s Not There,” “This Will Be Our Year”), reunited around vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter/vocalist Rod Argent, and this new edition of the Zombies has been an ongoing concern for more than a decade now. In 2015, they played the entirety of their perfect 1968 album Odessey and Oracle at Revolution Hall, and it was mind-blowingly great, bringing tears and delight to the entire auditorium; Blunstone’s gorgeously smoky voice hadn’t aged a day. Expect some of that same magic tonight—although sadly, this time they’ll be without veteran bassist Jim Rodford (the Kinks, Argent), who passed away earlier this year. (Mon Sept 17, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark) NED LANNAMANN

    Hatchie, Wildhoney
    Sugar & Spice, the flawless debut EP from dream-pop purveyor Hatchie—AKA Brisbane, Australia’s Harriette Pilbeam—is a gorgeous, gossamer thing, filled with weightless stardust melodies and cozy-blanket hooks that make each track utterly irresistible. This is Hatchie’s first-ever Portland show, so get ready to be infatuated. (Wed Sept 19, 9 pm, Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, $13-15; w/Wildhoney) NED LANNAMANN

    Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz
    Exile in Guyville’s 25th anniversary has given the world a good excuse to revisit Liz Phair’s early streak of wicked genius, but this year also marks the 20th anniversary of Whitechocolatespaceegg, an essential record that splits the difference between Phair’s ’90s intensity and ’00s sheen. Nothing in the collected musical works of humankind is quite as lethal as “Fuck and Run” or “Flower” on Phair’s third LP. What Whitechocolatespaceegg does have is Phair’s greatest pop triumph (“Polyester Bride”) as well as a handful of songs (“Go on Ahead,” “Girls’ Room,” “Perfect World”) that recapture the magic of Guyville’s standout tracks. Let’s hope they get some love tonight. (Wed Sept 19, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) CHRIS STAMM

    Toe
    Japanese band Toe is all about interlocking precision, and while their music doesn’t quite fall in the category of math rock, that’s probably the closest descriptor for their rigid but never robotic jams. Toe’s newest album, That’s Another Story, collects various odds and ends from over the years with an emphasis on remixes, revealing something pretty fascinating in the process. By stripping the band’s exacting musical interplay down to its fundamental sounds and building it back up again, these remixes have found common ground between loop-based electronic music and the hypnotic repetition of Toe’s propulsive sound. (Wed Sept 19, Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) NED LANNAMANN

    Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Paul Cherry
    On their last record, 2017’s Backlash, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears’ soulful, infectious blues met riff-heavy funk, with the focus shifting from Lewis’ noted fretwork to peppy brass and a steady rhythmic pocket, as heard on the excellent “Global.” As evidenced by their status as veterans of pretty much every major American music festival, the band is known for engaging performances that orbit around Lewis’ unhinged vocal delivery that sounds inspired by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and James Brown. It’s the kind of guitar hero-centric act that’s not unlike the unifying allure of Jimi Hendrix or Lenny Kravitz (if that’s your thing). Their sixth studio LP, The Difference Between You and Me, is due out this month. (Thurs Sept 20, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) RYAN J. PRADO

    John Prine, Todd Snider
    The Tree of Forgiveness is John Prine’s first collection of new material in over a decade, and it contains some of the legendary folksinger/songwriter’s most playful tunes to date. At 71, Prine doesn’t spend too much time mulling over the end of life and the great beyond, but when he does, it’s with a twinkle in his eye: On the excellent closing track “When I Get to Heaven,” he sings of being reunited with family and smoking “a cigarette that’s nine miles long” amid a chorus of kazoos, saloon piano, and hooting backup singers. The Tree of Forgiveness is sweet, silly, and a little sad, meaning it’s the perfect kind of John Prine record. (Fri Sept 21, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway) CIARA DOLAN

    The Avett Brothers
    Back in July, the Avett Brothers postponed the third of three consecutive shows they were scheduled to play at the Edgefield after a man claiming to be an out-of-state police officer entered the venue with a gun and disappeared into the crowd. Though unnerving, nothing came of the incident, and the beloved North Carolinian folk rockers made good on their promise to reschedule the cancelled concert—tonight they’ll perform to a sold-out Edgefield audience to close out the final day of summer. (Fri Sept 21, Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) CIARA DOLAN

    Slothrust, Summer Cannibals
    Slothrust’s extraordinary new LP, The Pact, is a wild beast of a record, alive with sadness, fear, defiance, and joy. The album plays like a tour of night’s most tender zones, those places that hum with thoughts that don’t belong in the light. On “The Haunting,” the album’s centerpiece and one of 2018’s best songs, singer/guitarist Leah Wellbaum paints a picture of existential uncertainty that could double as a band motto: “Not sure if I am asleep or awake, so I’ll treat this body like I think that it’s a fake and see how much it can take.” We’ve all been to that terrible in-between—Slothrust has just figured out how to thrive there. (Fri Sept 21, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) CHRIS STAMM

    The Mattson 2, Astronauts Etc.
    If, as a band, you decide to cover John Coltrane’s landmark 1965 jazz album A Love Supreme, you’re either daringly confident in your ability to bring something new or interesting to one of the greatest pieces of music ever composed, or you just love being in way over your head. Most fall into the latter category, but the Mattson 2 qualify as the former. On The Mattson 2 Play “A Love Supreme,” the SoCal jazz duo—percussionist Jonathan Mattson and guitarist Jared Mattson, who are identical twins—rework Coltrane’s masterpiece with verve and virtuosity, giving familiar tunes an update that’s electrifying, psychedelic, refreshingly modern, and respectful at the same time. Sharing tonight’s bill (and backed by the Mattsons) is singer/songwriter Astronauts, Etc., AKA Anthony Ferraro, a classically trained pianist whose new album Living in Symbol is a deliciously unhurried set of soulful dream-pop jams. (Sat Sept 22, Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th) BEN SALMON

    Johnny Marr, Belle Game
    It’s a shame that Johnny Marr sometimes gets overshadowed by the headline-grabbing nonsense that pours from Morrissey’s mouth these days. Over the past five years, the former Smiths guitarist has released a string of striking pop records that recall the shimmer of his former band’s best album, 1987’s Strangeways, Here We Come. Marr’s new LP Call the Comet is no different, with jangly hooks for days and lyrics that address the caustic political climate we’re currently experiencing by painting a kinder, more empathetic world. Marr has played sideman to artists like Neil Finn, The The, Brian Eno, Billy Bragg, and Modest Mouse. Think about that: The writer of some of the greatest pop songs of all time took a backseat for years before releasing his first solo record. That says as much about Marr as the fact that such incredible musicians sought him out. (Sat Sept 22, Roseland, 8 NW 6th) MARK LORE

    STRFKR
    STRFKR: It’s short for Starfucker. At one time, the name gave Josh Hodges & Co. a little trouble. They changed it up, but in the end they always returned to their Starfucker source. Touring to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of their first release, the self-titled album Starfucker, STRFKR wants nothing more than to play their dancey idiosyncratic pop-synth songs as many times as we’ll let them. I’ve got nothing but love for this crew. (Sat Sept 22, 9 pm, Sun Sept 23, 4:30 & 9 pm; Doug Fir, 830 NE Burnside, $25.50-30, Sun 4:30 pm show all-ages) SUZETTE SMITH

    Big John Bates: Noirchestra, Stoned Evergreen Travelers
    With their new LP Psychedelic Bloodbath, Seattle band Stoned Evergreen Travelers present something wholly unclassifiable. Stand-up bass and fiddle give the album the swagger and bounce of a drunken cowboy—it’s dirty, confident, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous. At times it sounds like stripped-down Americana or rockabilly, but the gruff vocals and crunchy guitar licks add an unexpected edge. The fiddle, present on every track, sounds like it should be coming from the middle of a circle of covered wagons, but it slithers and drips with enough reverb to be completely spooky. Stoned Evergreen Travelers are like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard before. (Sun Sept 23, Dante’s, 350 W Burnside) ARIS HUNTER WALES

    Jonathan Wilson, William Tyler
    Don’t make the mistake of relegating Jonathan Wilson to the position of second banana: Despite playing in the backing band for Roger Waters—and singing the David Gilmour parts—and serving as producer for Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, and others, Wilson’s solo work is a bounty of far-out delights. All three of his albums for Bella Union are epic double-disc affairs, and explore the far-ranging facets of psychedelic music. The newest, Rare Birds, turns away from the laidback caterpillar smoke-ring sounds of its predecessors in favor of a more yacht-pop vibe with new-age oriented material (to give you an idea, the guest credits include Lana Del Rey and Laraaji). Live, Wilson is in command of truly transporting sound; expect a crack band of seasoned vets and lengthy jam sections. (Mon Sept 24, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) NED LANNAMANN

    Miguel, DVSN
    Soul singer Miguel’s 2017 album War & Leisure is inspired by psychedelia and luminaries like Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Lenny Kravitz with lots of heavy-reverb guitar and his powerful, soul-drenched vocals. Miguel already showcased the album earlier this year, kicking off a tour leg in Portland back in February. In June, the singer announced this 26-date leg, “The Ascension” North American tour with Canadian R&B duo DVSN. This time, fans can shriek over renditions of “The Thrill,” “Pineapple Skies,” and “Pussy Is Mine,” in the glowy, comfy confines of the Schnitz. (Tues Sept 25, 8 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, $47-97, all ages; w/DVSN) JENNI MOORE

    DakhaBrakha
    With their matching red-and-black outfits and tall wool hats, DakhaBrakha hypnotized the crowds at Pickathon last month with bewitching sets centered around the chants of Olena Tsybulska, Iryna Kovalenko, and Nina Harenetska. Though they’ve got roots in Ukranian folk, DakhaBrakha draws from a hodge-podge of styles that’s anchored by warbling melodies and percussive elements like goblet drum and table, along with the dissonant sounds of didgeridoo and cajón. The group’s avant-garde aesthetic and self-described “ethno-chaos” sound have attracted curious audiences the world over, and this stop at the Aladdin Theater is sure to be a spectacle of otherworldly proportions. (Tues Sept 25, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie) RYAN J. PRADO

    Kneebody, Donny McCaslin
    Saxophonist Donny McCaslin has been riding a wave of welcome attention after his well-honed ensemble was chosen to be the backing band for David Bowie’s final album Blackstar. But the acclaim hasn’t gone to his head, as evidenced by his last Portland appearance, when he and his band soared through a two-hour set of modern jazz punctuated by Mark Linder’s keyboard filigrees and an intuitive rhythm section. Their work will be a fine complement to Kneebody, a fluid ensemble that faces forward as jazz, but is nimble enough to work with the colors of electronica, contemporary classical, and funk. (Tues Sept 25, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th) ROBERT HAM

    Natalie Prass, Stella Donnelly
    Natalie Prass had a sophomore album written and ready to record. It was an important one, too—a follow-up to her 2015 self-titled debut, a collection of lush and personal songs that earned her rave reviews and prominent placements on several lists of that year’s best albums. But then the 2016 presidential election happened, which threw her for a loop. Prass scrapped that sophomore effort and started working on a new one, and the result is The Future and the Past, a confidently funky record that echoes ’70s-era Diana Ross and ’80s-era Janet Jackson and courses with politically charged energy. Prass wastes no time getting into it, either: “What is truth and what is fear? What is lying to a cheat?” she sings on “Oh My,” the album’s snappy opening track. “And what is freedom for the free?” Maybe someday we’ll hear that album Prass scrapped, but for now, The Future and the Past sounds like the one she needed to make... and the one we needed to hear. (Wed Sept 26, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) BEN SALMON

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              John Cameron Mitchell Dishes on Shrill, Anthem, and Working It to Pay His Mother’s Bills      Cache   Translate Page      
    John Cameron Mitchell dishes on Shrill, Anthem and working hard to pay his mother’s medical bills. by Suzette Smith

    “My joke was I used to be a Tour de Force. Now I’m forced to tour,” says John Cameron Mitchell—best known as the writer, director, and star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch—over a murky phone connection. It sounds a little like he’s in the bath. He seems relaxed and congenial. It sort of feels like I’m talking to an old Hollywood star. His manners are exemplary, but he’s also down-to-earth and ready to discuss everything from Shortbus (a heartfelt, sex-positive indie mission-statement film Mitchell directed in 2006) to his mother’s mounting medical bills which have pressed him into ceaseless work.

    “It’s a great privilege to do these concerts,” he says. “But these last few years have just been non-stop raising money for her care. I’m actually with her right now and she’s happy. I just want to keep her happy and cared for, but the amount of money needed for that, in this country, has kind of crippled me.”

    Earlier this year, Mitchell toured Australia with a Hedwig live show, which he describes as “a massive project with wigs, makeup people, hair people, tour band members, managers—you know what I mean.” In Portland, for a one-off appearance, he’s planning on doing something a little more intimate, a “quick fun thing” at Revolution Hall. “I mean it’ll be a long fun thing.” Mitchell says. “It’s two movies and some songs.” He and the audience will watch two of his films back-to-back (Hedwig and the film he directed earlier this year, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) and Mitchell will provide a “drunk director’s commentary.”

    If he’s read the negative review I gave How to Talk to Girls, he doesn’t mention it (manners!) and despite disliking that film, I would love to gain some clarity on the choices behind casting Nicole Kidman as a punk. Also, Hedwig and Shortbus were so influential for me that I will probably be interested in whatever Mitchell does for years to come—especially if what he does involves him “having a nice bottle of Barolo next to the screen telling stories. Turning the sound down and turning it up and just having a hoot along the way.”

    “In effect, the Revolution Hall show is kind of a wrap party” he says, referencing the Hulu TV show he’s been acting on, Shrill—a comedy series based on Lindy West’s book partially about her experiences working at the Mercury’s sister paper The Stranger. “I play Gabe, the boss.” Mitchell explains. (Me: “So you’re playing Dan Savage?” Mitchell: “No.”) “It’s more inspired by the book than a direct translation. My character is a former grunge record label guy who used to be in bands and is always ranting that the ’90s was better than today.” (Me: “So you’re playing Sean Nelson?” Mitchell: “No.”) “I actually got to write my own character. I didn’t write the dialogue, but the writers quizzed me about his background. I think he might have had a Kill Rock Stars kind of label. Maybe he sold out. He’s the editor of the Weekly Thorn now. There’s a certain unease. His mantra is, ‘Question authority but don’t question me.’”

    One more cool thing: Mitchell will also, at intermission, sing a few songs from his upcoming anthology podcast Anthem: Homunculus, accompanied by the guitarist from Hedwig, Ted Liscinski. Mitchell says that Homunculus is loosely based on his life. “It’s about a guy doing a telethon on his phone because he has a tumor and he’s out of insurance.” No word yet on when Homunculus will hit podcast airwaves, but Mitchell assures me it will be sometime next year.

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              Merger of Australian Vignerons and Winemakers’ Federation of Australia proposed      Cache   Translate Page      

    Australian Vignerons has written to its members advising that its board and that of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia are in the process of formally discussing what a merger of the two organisations would look like. Chief executive of Australian Vignerons Anna Hooper said in the email that the two organisations had been holding discussions […]

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              Grapevine: a site on the world map for premium Cabernet      Cache   Translate Page      

    Barossa Valley. Coonawarra. Margaret River. These are all household names in Australian wine, you will likely have an image in your head of the style of wine that comes from these regions and even the principal grape varieties grown; most likely Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay or Cabernet will come to mind respectively. How did this […]

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              Rave reviews for Aussie makers’ fortified releases      Cache   Translate Page      

    A peek into an Australian drinks cabinet in the 1940s and 1950s would have shown lots of fortifieds and little or no table wine. In 1950 fortified wine accounted for 86% of national production, but in the 1960s the pendulum swung to table wines. Fortified winemakers countered by releases named for prime ministers, top sportsmen, racehorses and […]

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              Wine founder given top Aus honour      Cache   Translate Page      

    The man behind the establishment of one of New Zealand’s most renowned wineries has received Australia’s top honour. David Hohnen who founded Cape Mentelle in the Margaret River region, was also the man behind Marlborough’s Cloudy Bay. Source, Rural News Group

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              Alpha Wolf & Justice For The Damned Announce 2018 National Tour      Cache   Translate Page      

    NewsWritten by Tom Williams on September 12, 2018 Australian heavy outfits Alpha Wolf and Justice For The Damned have announced a joint national tour for 2018, dubbed the ‘Survival Of The Riffest Tour’. The Greyscale Records bands are teaming up for shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Mooroolbark, Brisbane, Taree and Sydney this December, to get [...]

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              Amit Panghal Nominated for Arjuna Award      Cache   Translate Page      

    AMIT PANGHAL

    Asian Games medallist Amit Panghal on Tuesday was nominated for the prestigious Arjuna award by the Boxing Federation of India.

    Amit Panghal had won a gold medal in the Men’s light flyweight (49 kg) bout at the 2018 Asian Games. Amit stunned 25-year-old Olympic gold medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan 3-2 (Win on points) in the final. The 22-year-old pugilist from Haraya became the eighth Indian boxer to clinch an Asian Games gold.

    "I am honoured to be nominated, I can't describe how happy I am. My medal is talking for me and that is what I have always wanted," Amit told news agency PTI.

    Amit had bagged top honours in the 2018 Strandja Memorial Tournament (Bulgaria) and the India Open (Delhi). He had won a silver in the Commonwealth Games in Australia and a bronze in the 2017 Asian Championships.

    The boxer’s doping record, however, raised doubts over his nomination considering the rules of the sports ministry, which hold an athlete, penalised for doping, ineligible for the Khel Ratna and the Arjuna award. Amit was banned for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in 2012. The punishment was later reduced to one year on the grounds of a first-time offence. The BFI decided to send his name to the ministry as he had already served the suspension and that the violation happened while he was competing at the youth level.

    "It happened when I was just a kid who knew nothing. I was a teenager and had come to my village after being diagnosed with chickenpox, there was probably something in the medicine that the doctor gave me," Amit told PTI.

    The 22-year-old pugilist from Haraya, who became the eighth Indian boxer to clinch an Asian Games gold, joins Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the list of boxing nominees for the sporting honour.

    SOURCE: Zee News

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    Develop a script to import reaxml files (contains property listings). Reaxml is the Australian standard xml import type for real estate. OS Property currently only accepts regular xml files. OS Property... (Budget: $250 - $750 AUD, Jobs: Joomla, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture, XML)
              Defiant OZ paper reprints Serena cartoon      Cache   Translate Page      
    MELBOURNE.— An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page yesterday, slapping aside “politically correct” accusations that the drawing was racist and sexist. Melbourne’s Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight’s caricature of Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open, was originally printed on Monday, attracting widespread condemnation from across the world.
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    International students remain caught up in the government’s net migration target. For the sake of a global Britain, that must change, say 13 representatives of organisations connected to the higher education sector

    As the deadline for Brexit negotiations nears, we need decisive action to secure the future of internationalisation in UK higher education. The migration advisory committee (MAC) has acknowledged the overwhelming evidence showing how important international students are to the UK (Report, 11 September). We are pleased to see positive recommendations around post-study work for postgraduate students. However, this report does not go far enough to promote the welcoming, global Britain that our HE sector needs. International students remain caught up in the government’s net migration target. This is symbolic of an unwelcoming attitude and will inevitably hinder growth of international student numbers. Our post-study work offer places us at a competitive disadvantage compared with Canada, the US and Australia – countries whose doors are firmly open to international students.

    In the past, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, has been supportive of making changes to the system, citing a “problem with perception” when counting foreign students in targets to lower immigration, and committing to re-examining the current visa system for students. Now is the time to change that perception. Innovative solutions are being offered from across the education sector, from Universities UK’s two-year work visa to the evidence collected by the all-party parliamentary group on international students and the Higher Education Commission. The government is not bound to accept the limited recommendations of the MAC. We are hopeful the Home Office will now work with other government departments, the sector and students on a new strategy that supports international students coming to the UK.
    Yinbo Yu International students officer, National Union of Students
    Emma Meredith International director, Association of Colleges
    Prof Sir Keith Burnett Vice chancellor, University of Sheffield (co-founder of #WeAreInternational)
    Alex Bols Deputy chief executive, GuildHE
    Dominic Scott Chief executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs
    Nick Hillman Director, Higher Education Policy Institute
    Dr Greg Walker Chief executive, MillionPlus (the Association for Modern Universities)
    Anne Kiem Chief executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools
    Prof Simon Marginson Director, ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education
    Alexander Proudfoot Chief executive, Independent Higher Education
    Sarah Cooper Chief executive, English UK
    Liz Bromley Acting chief executive, University Alliance
    James Pitman Destination for Education

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              Global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Market Size (Volume and Value) and Growth to 2025 - Lenovo, Aberdeen, Huawei, Contegix, Cisco, Dell      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Market Research Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System market status and forecast, categorizes the global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and other regions.

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    The major manufacturers covered in this report
    Lenovo
    Aberdeen
    Huawei
    Contegix
    Cisco
    Dell
    Seagate
    Fujitsu
    Broadberry
    Intel
    Curtiss-Wright
    Brocade

    Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering
    United States
    EU
    China
    Japan
    South Korea
    Taiwan

    We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
    North America
    United States
    Canada
    Mexico
    Asia-Pacific
    China
    India
    Japan
    South Korea
    Australia
    Indonesia
    Singapore
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    Europe
    Germany
    France
    UK
    Italy
    Spain
    Russia
    Rest of Europe
    Central & South America
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Rest of South America
    Middle East & Africa
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Rest of Middle East & Africa

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    On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    1T
    2-8T
    more than 8T

    On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
    Home Users
    Government
    Commercial Users

    The study objectives of this report are:
    To analyze and study the global Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    Focuses on the key Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

    In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System are as follows:
    History Year: 2013-2017
    Base Year: 2017
    Estimated Year: 2018
    Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

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    Key Stakeholders
    Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Manufacturers
    Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    Direct Attached Storage (DAS) System Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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              Market Insights: Global Underground Mining Equipment Market Research Report 2018-2025 : Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Metso, ThyssenKrupp, Volvo      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Underground Mining Equipment Market Research Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Underground Mining Equipment market status and forecast, categorizes the global Underground Mining Equipment market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, and other regions (India, Southeast Asia, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

    Underground Mining Equipment is the mining equipment used in the underground. Underground mining is a technique used to access ores and valuable minerals in the ground by digging into the ground to extract them.

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    Underground mining involves mineral production by extracting natural resources such as metals, coal, and minerals, including iron ore, titanium, bauxite, and copper, and various non-metallic products from beneath the earths surface. The mining methods required for underground extraction are selected based on parameters such as geographical conditions, spatial and geometric characteristics, the economic value of ore, estimated operational costs, and availability of raw materials. Globally, APAC region generates the highest consumption value, followed by the North America, Europe, South America and Africa. The growing mining activities in developing countries of APAC such as China, India, and Australia, are the major factors influencing the growth of the market. Also, the growing demand from coal industry will drive the underground mining equipment market.

    The coal mining sector was the highest revenue generator with over 40.21% market share in 2016, and this growth will continue through the forecast period. The energy industry is a significant end-user of mined coal products, as coal being a vital resource for energy production. Also, following the rapid growth in urbanization and industrialization, the demand for power generation has increased, thus triggering coal mining activities.

    The global Underground Mining Equipment market is valued at 17300 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 27400 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2018-2025.

    The major manufacturers covered in this report
    Caterpillar
    Komatsu (Joy Global)
    Volvo
    Hitachi Construction Machinery
    Sandvik
    Atlas Copco
    Metso
    ThyssenKrupp
    Liebherr-International
    ZMJ
    FLSmidth
    Doosan Infracore
    China Coal Group

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    Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering
    North America
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    Southeast Asia
    India

    We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
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    Singapore
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    Europe
    Germany
    France
    UK
    Italy
    Spain
    Russia
    Rest of Europe
    Central & South America
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Rest of South America
    Middle East & Africa
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Rest of Middle East & Africa

    On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    Longwall
    Room and Pillar

    On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
    Coal Mining
    Metal Mining
    Mineral Mining

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    The study objectives of this report are:
    To analyze and study the global Underground Mining Equipment capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    Focuses on the key Underground Mining Equipment manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

    In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Underground Mining Equipment are as follows:
    History Year: 2013-2017
    Base Year: 2017
    Estimated Year: 2018
    Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

    Key Stakeholders
    Underground Mining Equipment Manufacturers
    Underground Mining Equipment Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    Underground Mining Equipment Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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              Latest Trend and Development in Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Market: Lg Chem, Robert Bosch, Alevo Group      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Sales Market Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) market status and forecast, categorizes the global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) market size (value & volume) by key players, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia India and Other regions (Middle East & Africa, Central & South America).

    The argument for energy storage for renewables integration (ESRI) relies on several different factors, including the condition of the local grid, the type and amount of renewable generation, and incentives and subsidies, among others.

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    The major players covered in this report
    Abb
    East Penn Manufacturing
    Lg Chem
    Robert Bosch
    The Aes
    Alevo Group
    Beacon Power
    Byd
    Exide Technologies
    General Electric

    Geographically, this report studies the key regions, focuses on product sales, value, market share and growth opportunity in these regions, covering
    United States
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    Southeast Asia
    India

    We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
    North America
    United States
    Canada
    Mexico
    Asia-Pacific
    China
    India
    Japan
    South Korea
    Australia
    Indonesia
    Singapore
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    Europe
    Germany
    France
    UK
    Italy
    Spain
    Russia
    Rest of Europe
    Central & South America
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Rest of South America
    Middle East & Africa
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Rest of Middle East & Africa

    Complete Table of Content is available at: https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-energy-storage-for-renewable-energy-grid-integration-esri-sales-market-report-2018.htm/toc

    On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    Li-ion battery
    Lead acid battery
    Others

    On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application, including
    Agriculture
    Construction
    Power And Water Utility
    Real Estate
    Journalism
    Cinematography
    Transportation
    Energy Sector

    The study objectives of this report are:
    To analyze and study the global Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) sales, value, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    To analyze the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, to study the sales, value and market share of top players in these regions.
    Focuses on the key Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) players, to study the sales, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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    In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) are as follows:
    History Year: 2013-2017
    Base Year: 2017
    Estimated Year: 2018
    Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

    Key Stakeholders
    Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Manufacturers
    Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Grid Integration (ESRI) Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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              Growth Opportunities in Global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Market Research Report 2025: ABB Ltd., Emerson Electric Co., Hitachi, Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Market Professional Survey Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market status and forecast, categorizes the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions (Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

    n the short term, midstream companies are minimally impacted due to low energy prices and a decline in the price of oil. Since contracts in the oil and gas industry are fee-based, most contracts are finalized at fixed rates and contain minimum volume commitments or guarantees of minimum ROI. The augmented implementation of automation solutions, such as SCADA and DCS, to overcome issues like the unstable flow of fluids in pipelines and risers in the midstream infrastructure will lead to the growth of this market over the next four years.

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    Another trend influencing this markets growth is the availability of automation solutions on the cloud. In the oil and gas sector, automation solutions are likely to be the next logical step in the evolution of automation technology. By shifting towards cloud-based environments, oil and gas companies can significantly reduce costs, achieve greater flexibility, and enhance functionality. A cloud-based platform shifts the task of maintaining data from the oil and gas service companies to the cloud service provider and eliminates the expenses incurred and problems related to the hardware layer of IT infrastructure for companies.

    The global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market is valued at 76900 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 82400 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 1.0% during 2018-2025.

    The major manufacturers covered in this report
    ABB Ltd.
    Emerson Electric Co.
    Endress+Hauser AG
    Fanuc Corp.
    General Electric Co.
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    Honeywell International Inc.
    Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
    Rockwell Automation Inc.
    Schneider Electric SE
    Siemens AG
    Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Complete Table of Content is available at: https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-automation-solutions-in-oil-and-gas-market-professional-survey-report-2018.htm/toc

    Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering
    North America
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    India
    Southeast Asia
    Other regions (Central & South America, Middle East & Africa)

    We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
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    United States
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    China
    India
    Japan
    South Korea
    Australia
    Indonesia
    Singapore
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    Europe
    Germany
    France
    UK
    Italy
    Spain
    Russia
    Rest of Europe
    Central & South America
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Rest of South America
    Middle East & Africa
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Rest of Middle East & Africa

    On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
    Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
    Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
    Safety Instrumented System (SIS)
    Other Systems

    By Application, the market can be split into
    Oil
    Gas

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    The study objectives of this report are:
    To analyze and study the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    Focuses on the key Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

    In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas are as follows:
    History Year: 2013-2017
    Base Year: 2017
    Estimated Year: 2018
    Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

    Key Stakeholders
    Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Manufacturers
    Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

    About QYResearchReports.com
    QYResearchReports.com delivers the latest strategic market intelligence to build a successful business footprint in China. Our syndicated and customized research reports provide companies with vital background information of the market and in-depth analysis on the Chinese trade and investment framework, which directly affects their business operations. Reports from QYResearchReports.com feature valuable recommendations on how to navigate in the extremely unpredictable yet highly attractive Chinese market.

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              Global 3PL in FMCG Market Analysis with Key Players, Trends and Forecasts by 2025: CEVA Logistics, Deutsche Bahn, Nippon Express, DACHSER      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global 3PL in FMCG Market Professional Survey Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global 3PL in FMCG market status and forecast, categorizes the global 3PL in FMCG market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions (Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

    Food such as staples, dairy products, confectionary, fresh fruits and vegetables, processed foods, fresh and processed meat, and fish are some of the examples in the food category which are transported by the 3PL players.

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    The 3PL market in FMCG industry is highly fragmented due to the presence of several international and regional players. 3PL service providers in the market compete intensely based on price, delivery speed, reliability, and supply chain capacity. By offering value-added services, companies would differentiate their service offerings. Several players in the FMCG logistics market are adopting M&A strategies to increase the product portfolio and expand their geographical presence.

    The major manufacturers covered in this report
    CEVA Logistics
    C.H. ROBINSON
    Deutsche Bahn
    Deutsche Post DHL Group
    Kuehne + Nagel
    Nippon Express
    DACHSER
    GEFCO
    XPO Logistics

    Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering
    North America
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    India
    Southeast Asia
    Other regions (Central & South America, Middle East & Africa)

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    North America
    United States
    Canada
    Mexico
    Asia-Pacific
    China
    India
    Japan
    South Korea
    Australia
    Indonesia
    Singapore
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    Europe
    Germany
    France
    UK
    Italy
    Spain
    Russia
    Rest of Europe
    Central & South America
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Rest of South America
    Middle East & Africa
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Rest of Middle East & Africa

    On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    Distribution
    Retail

    By Application, the market can be split into
    Food
    Beverage
    Personal Care
    Household Care

    The study objectives of this report are:
    To analyze and study the global 3PL in FMCG capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    Focuses on the key 3PL in FMCG manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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    In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of 3PL in FMCG are as follows:
    History Year: 2013-2017
    Base Year: 2017
    Estimated Year: 2018
    Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

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    3PL in FMCG Manufacturers
    3PL in FMCG Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    3PL in FMCG Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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              New comment on Item for Geeklist "Games Played at the Inner West Gamers in 2018 (Sydney, Australia)"       Cache   Translate Page      

    by Scholle

    Related Item: Britannia

    If I never see another Caledonian in my life I'll be a happy man - bloody forefathers. They're like cockroaches. You stomp one creeping Caledonian out and as soon as they have one wee newborn unit they come at you again and again with sixes in their eyes. You're minding your own business (banking points), and for no rhyme or reason they just keep coming at you... for "fun". Bloody vermin. If I have to listen to Peter cackle one more time about his magical red dice tray... emboldening his sense of "fun"!

    Oh, and then the Scots arrive and they're almost as bad. (No offence Brian.) Actually, in some way they're worse - bloody boats. Bloody Scots. What's so attractive about living on a pile of rocks anyway? Life is very hard as a Pict. Nobody respects our land title. Life really is "nasty, brutish and short".

    Good fun though.
              Savia nueva en la parrilla: ‘El club de los jovenzuelos’      Cache   Translate Page      
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    El atrevimiento contra lo meditado; la inocencia contra la experiencia; la impulsividad contra el saber estar. Una dicotomía que distingue, por norma general, a los jóvenes talentos que llegan a la categoría reina del automovilismo tras haberse fogueado en las fases previas, aunque cada vez es más común que estos ‘jovenzuelos’ lleguen con la cabeza lo suficientemente bien amueblada como para adaptarse a la Fórmula 1 en cuestión de varios Grandes Premios, una temporada a lo sumo.

    La edad media de la parrilla actual es de 27,2 años, una cifra que ha ido decreciendo a medida que las ‘viejas glorias’ del gran circo, así como otros pilotos un tanto veteranos que no han tenido la fortuna de prorrogar su estancia en la Fórmula 1, han dicho adiós a la máxima expresión de las carreras por una u otra razón: Jenson Button, Felipe Massa o Nico Rosberg ejemplifican esta renovación del plantel de pilotos, puesto que todos ellos superan ampliamente esta media a día de hoy, una clara muestra de la transición que se está cocinando en los últimos años hacia una Fórmula 1 más joven.

    La Silly Season de este año ha terminado provocando un vuelco de la parrilla de dimensiones mayúsculas, con una de las temporadas en la que más cambios se han propiciado gracias, en parte, a decisiones que han roto los esquemas de la mayoría de aficionados debido a su presumible probabilidad inicial, como la retirada de Fernando Alonso a finales de año o el paso de Kimi Räikkönen a Sauber. Este artículo está enfocado a subrayar el nuevo e importante rol que tendrán algunos de los pilotos más precoces de la parrilla, los cuales cargarán con la responsabilidad de dar comienzo a toda una nueva generación de grandes talentos en Fórmula 1.

    Lando Norris (18 años) - McLaren

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    El más joven (a la espera de lo que haga Toro Rosso) de la parrilla de 2019. El que ya compartiera asiento con Fernando Alonso en las 24 Horas de Daytona trabajará con los de Woking en su año de debut en la Fórmula 1, a los mandos de un monoplaza que sucederá a un MCL33 ‘extremadamente pobre’, tal y como lo calificó el propio Zak Brown hace escasos días.

    El británico entró a formar parte del programa de McLaren y participó en varios test junto a la escudería anglosajona tras proclamarse campeón de la Fórmula 3 europea, mientras que en 2018 ha pasado a primer plano después de ponerse a los mandos del monoplaza naranja papaya en los primeros libres tanto de Bélgica como de Italia. Norris pidió a McLaren continuar con su papel de piloto probador en entrenamientos libres hasta disponer de un asiento como piloto oficial en 2020 como condición para quedarse, pero la macha de su compañero asturiano ha precipitado toda una avalancha de movimientos que le ha deparado un hueco ya para el año que viene.

    Junto a Carlos Sainz, Norris tendrá que llevar a cabo la tarea de conseguir que McLaren vuelva a acercarse a los puestos de cabeza que un día ocuparon, una labor nada sencilla que los liderados por Zak Brown afrontarán con una dupla de pilotos realmente jóvenes, con el madrileño rebajando incluso la edad de Stoffel Vandoorne en dos años. El tiempo dirá, la base está por asentarse y el rendimiento por llegar, con un propulsor Renault del que todos esperan grandes cosas en el futuro próximo.

    Charles Leclerc (20 años) - Ferrari

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    Y Ferrari dio el paso. La ascensión meteórica del joven monegasco perteneciente a la Ferrari Driver Academy es innegable: campeón de la GP3 en 2016, vencedor de la Fórmula 2 en su primer año en la categoría y una adaptación asombrosa al monoplaza de Sauber, equipo para el que pilotará hasta que termine el año. Las primeras carreras del año le sirvieron para conocer a fondo el funcionamiento de un Fórmula 1, pero desde el Gran Premio de Azerbaiyán no ha dado tregua a Marcus Ericsson, a quien ha batido desde entonces con la excepción del GP de Alemania y sus múltiples abandonos por causas ajenas a él.

    Leclerc está llamado a convertirse en la próxima gran estrella de la Scuderia, el reemplazo perfecto para un Sebastian Vettel que, a sus 31 años, deberá lidiar con un compañero de equipo que no le pondrá las cosas fáciles y que tratará de aprender a marchas forzadas para demostrar por qué Ferrari ha apostado por él. El deseo de Sergio Marchionne, el mayor valedor de Leclerc hasta su fallecimiento, se cumplirá el año que viene al poner en liza una alineación que dará que hablar conforme el joven pupilo se vaya aclimatando a estar en un equipo de primer nivel.

    A falta de tan sólo siete Grandes Premios, la batalla entre Mercedes y Ferrari aún no está decidida, algo provocado por la evolución constante de Ferrari hasta sobrepasar a las flechas plateadas, tal y como admiten los de Brackley. Si esta competitividad extrema continua en 2019, a la espera de ver qué puede hacer Red Bull junto a Honda, Leclerc podrá contar con un coche capaz de aspirar a hacerse con ambos campeonatos en su primer año en Ferrari, un comienzo soñado por el amigo inseparable de Jules Bianchi.

    Pierre Gasly (22 años) - Red Bull

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    La estructura con el programa de jóvenes pilotos por excelencia en Fórmula 1, quizás también el más controvertido en los últimos años por el baile de asientos que han producido, también moverá ficha el próximo año: tras el cambio de aires efectuado por Daniel Ricciardo a petición propia, Pierre Gasly dará el salto al primer equipo de la escudería de la bebida energética en su tercera temporada en la categoría reina, un camino que se inició para el francés en el GP de Malasia de 2017 para disputar cinco carreras aquel año, siendo 2018 su primer año al completo en Fórmula 1.

    Gasly se quedó a tan sólo medio punto del campeón de la Super Fórmula japonesa en 2017 después de que la última ronda se cancelase a causa de un tifón, un campeonato en el que se enroló tras hacerse con el primer puesto en la GP2 en 2016 al aventajar a Antonio Giovinazzi, su compañero de equipo por aquel entonces en Prema Racing, en ocho puntos. A pesar de que Sainz fuera el sustituto original de Ricciardo, designado por Christian Horner en multitud de ocasiones al ser preguntado por este tema, el #10 sacó ventaja en los últimos instantes hasta hacerse con el asiento.

    Acompañado por Max Verstappen, Gasly dará forma a la pareja de pilotos más joven de 2019 junto a McLaren, con una media de 21 años entre ambos. El galo es el abanderado de Honda, motorista con el que lleva trabajando varios años y al que entiende de primera mano, una ayuda que servirá para que Red Bull de inicio a su etapa con Honda de la mejor forma posible y así puedan plantar cara a Ferrari y Mercedes, algo que no han podido hacer realmente este año, salvo en ocasiones contadas en las que la unidad de potencia no era del todo relevante.

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    Mención especial para Lance Stroll, un piloto que llegará a la veintena antes de que acabe el año y al que todos los rumores apuntan como el compañero de equipo de Sergio Pérez en la renovada Racing Point Force India. Si bien el canadiense no encamina sus pasos a uno de los equipos punteros de la parrilla, la escudería afincada en Silverstone ha demostrado notablemente cómo son capaces de conseguir fabricar un monoplaza del que sacar el máximo partido a lo largo de la temporada con un presupuesto limitado, con sus dos cuartos puestos en constructores consecutivos de 2016 y 2017.

    Con los asientos de Haas y Toro Rosso aún por decidirse, y el futuro de jóvenes promesas como Esteban Ocon en el aire, los nombres de los candidatos para dichos puestos no hacen sino multiplicarse a medida que avanza el año. A sus 19 años, Mick Schumacher, hijo del heptacampeón Michael Schumacher, ha pasado a formar parte de la órbita de Toro Rosso en la última oleada de la Silly Season, al igual que Daniel Ticktum, contra quien disputa el título de la Fórmula 3 europea, sumidos en una constante ida y venida de rumores que no cesarán hasta que la parrilla de 2019 esté finalmente establecida.

    Parrilla 2018

    EquipoPilotosEdadMedia de edad
    Mercedes
    Lewis Hamilton3331
    Valtteri Bottas29
    Scuderia FerrariSebastian Vettel3134,5
    Kimi Räikkönen38
    Red BullMax Verstappen2024,5
    Daniel Ricciardo29
    RenaultNico Hülkenberg3127,5

    Carlos Sainz24
    HaasRomain Grosjean3228,5
    Kevin Magnussen25
    McLarenFernando Alonso3731,5
    Stoffel Vandoorne26
    Force IndiaEsteban Ocon2124,5
    Sergio Pérez28
    Toro RossoBrendon Hartley2825
    Pierre Gasly22
    SauberMarcus Ericsson2824
    Charles Leclerc20
    WilliamsSergey Sirotkin2321
    Lance Stroll19

    Edad media parrilla 2018: 27,2 años

    Parrilla 2019

    EquipoPilotosEdadMedia de edad
    MercedesLewis Hamilton3431,5 (+0,5)
    Valtteri Bottas29
    Scuderia FerrariSebastian Vettel3126 (-8,5)
    Charles Leclerc21
    Red BullMax Verstappen2122 (-2,5)
    Pierre Gasly23
    RenaultNico Hülkenberg3130 (+2,5)

    Daniel Ricciardo29
    HaasKevin Magnussen26¿?
    TBA
    McLarenLando Norris1921,5 (-10)
    Carlos Sainz24
    Force IndiaSergio Pérez2924,5 (=)
    Lance Stroll20
    Toro RossoBrendon Hartley29¿?
    TBA
    SauberKimi Räikkönen3933,5 (+9,5)
    Marcus Ericsson28
    WilliamsSergey Sirotkin2328,5 (+7,5)
    Robert Kubica34

    * Edad de los pilotos de acuerdo con el primer GP de 2019: GP Australia (14-17 marzo).

    ** La alineación de cada equipo se encuentra basada en el escenario más plausible por el momento.

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    La noticia Savia nueva en la parrilla: ‘El club de los jovenzuelos’ fue publicada originalmente en @motorpuntoes por Juan Muñoz.


              Kubica, abierto a buscar otras opciones si no tiene sitio en la F1      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Robert Kubica se ha integrado a la perfección en la Fórmula 1 y, tras siete años de ausencia, ya es uno más del paddock como piloto reserva de Williams. Pero la situación del equipo hace que los criterios a la hora de elegir a sus representantes en la pista durante los Grandes Premios no sean estrictamente deportivos, por lo que sus opciones de convertirse en titular en 2019 son limitadas.

    No obstante, la más que posible marcha de Lance Stroll a Racing Point Force India antes de que termine la temporada probablemente le permitirá competir este mismo año, pero ello no implica necesariamente que sus opciones de conservar el puesto el año que viene vayan a aumentar. He dedicado mucho tiempo y esfuerzo a tener la oportunidad y la prioridad sería estar en la parrilla de salida en Australia. Pero si eso no ocurre, consideraré otros campeonatos u otros roles. Como he dicho, estoy centrado en conseguir la oportunidad”, apuntó en declaraciones a Autosport.

    La marcha de Martini y de Lance Stroll dejará probablemente a Williams en una tesitura económica delicada, por lo que Sergey Sirotkin y Artem Markelov, además de Nikita Mazepin, podrían acabar imponiéndose en la disputa por un asiento gracias al apoyo financiero de varias empresas rusas.

    Pero, independientemente de eso, Kubica admite que resulta complicado mostrar su potencial real al no disponer de continuidad en la pista. “Cuando estás fuera por mucho tiempo o estás como yo, cada tres meses, es normal que necesites un tiempo para adaptarte y coger ritmo, recobrar las sensaciones. Si coges al mejor tenista del mundo y le dices que tiene que parar seis años, incluso sin operaciones, nada, y uego le dejas entrenar una hora y le metes en la final de Wimbledon, seguramente tenga más problemas que la gente que juega regularmente. Si hubiera competido este año, tendría más tiempo en el coche y no habría más preguntas sobre mí", afirmó muy seguro de sí mismo.

    Cuando estás fuera por mucho tiempo, es normal que necesites un tiempo para adaptarte y coger ritmo, recobrar las sensaciones

    En el pasado Kubica ya flirteó con la posibilidad de competir en resistencia, llegando incluso a negociar con ByKolles y Manor para disputar el WEC, aunque finalmente decidió rehusar el ofrecimiento. Si la Fórmula 1 no le ofrece opciones, el piloto polaco contemplará dicha disciplina como una opción interesante. “Es una competición completamente diferente, una categoría distinta. Sería un gran reto. Lo he visto en los rallies, y sí, son totalmente distintos y se podría decir que las carreras de resistencia tienen más semejanzas con la Fórmula 1, pero sigue siendo distinto. Creo que los nuevos retos están bien. Siempre te da un impulso extra probar y ver cómo lo haces”, aseguró.

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    La noticia Kubica, abierto a buscar otras opciones si no tiene sitio en la F1 fue publicada originalmente en @motorpuntoes por David Plaza.


              El nuevo Hyundai Santa Fe se convierte en un SUV descapotable de 7 plazas      Cache   Translate Page      
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    La nueva generación del Hyundai Santa Fe se convierte en un SUV descapotable de 7 plazas.

    Los ha habido en el pasado y en un futuro no muy lejano llegarán al mercado nuevos SUV descapotables. Lo cierto es que no es la primera vez que un fabricante de automóviles juega con la idea de lanzar al mercado una variante de carrocería descapotable de alguno de sus todocaminos. Lamentablemente, el fracaso del Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet sigue todavía muy presente. Es por ello que algunas marcas están siendo muy reticentes a la hora de dar el paso.

    Uno de los nuevos SUV descapotables que verán la luz en no mucho tiempo es el Volkswagen T-Roc Cabrio, cuyo lanzamiento está confirmado para el año 2020. Ahora, es Hyundai la que tantea la posibilidad de lanzar al mercado un todocamino descapotable. Aunque lo cierto es que el resultado sería mucho más bizarro de lo que cabría esperar. Basta con echar un vistazo a las imágenes que acompañan este artículo.

    El nuevo Hyundai Santa Fe, que ya está a la venta en España, ha sido usado como base para la creación de un SUV descapotable de 7 plazas y cuatro puertas. Sí, has leído bien. Pintoresco y demasiado singular. El ejemplar que vemos en imágenes es real y los chicos de CarAdvice han tenido la oportunidad de probarlo. Lo cierto es que la experiencia ha tenido que ser, cuando menos, curiosa.

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    Este ejemplar único, un one-off, de Hyundai Santa Fe Cabrio ha sido construido en Australia.

    Este Hyundai Santa Fe Cabrio es una unidad única, un «one-off», creado por Hyundai Australia. Básicamente se ha tomado una unidad de la nueva generación del SUV coreano de 7 plazas y se ha cortado el techo. Por ello, se han mantenido las cuatro puertas de la carrocería y la configuración de tres filas de asientos. El motivo de realizar esta modificación no fue otro que usar el Santa Fe descapotable en un anuncio comercial.

    Una vez finalizado el rodaje del spot publicitario, los chicos de Hyundai Australia decidieron guardar el ejemplar en su sede central. Muy posiblemente, de no haber sido por el medio mencionado anteriormente, quizás no habríamos sabido de la existencia de esta unidad sin techo. En el vídeo prueba realizada se explica cómo ha sido la experiencia de conducir un SUV de 7 plazas sin techo y con todos sus asientos ocupados.

    Por cierto, bajo el capó de este Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 descapotable se encuentra un motor diésel de 2.2 litros CRDi con cuatro cilindros que arroja una potencia de 200 CV asociado a un sistema de tracción total y una caja de cambios automática.

    El Hyundai Santa Fe Cabrio, en vídeo.

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    La noticia El nuevo Hyundai Santa Fe se convierte en un SUV descapotable de 7 plazas fue publicada originalmente en @motorpuntoes por Antonio Fernández.


              Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid, el crossover japonés estrena versión híbrida      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid, el crossover japonés estrena versión híbrida para los conductores más ecológicos.

    Subaru es consciente de que tarde o temprano debe apostar realmente por la movilidad sostenible. A ritmo lento pero sin pausa, el fabricante japonés comienza a materializar interesantes productos con los que captar la atención del público que sigue siendo un fiel seguidor de la compañía pero que están preparados para iniciar su particular transición hacia la movilidad eléctrica. Es por ello que la marca ha presentado en Japón el nuevo Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid.

    La versión híbrida del Subaru XV ya es una realidad, por lo menos en el mercado nipón. El nuevo Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid hace uso de una mecánica híbrida no enchufable (HEV) que permite reducir de manera relevante los niveles de consumo de combustible así como de emisiones de CO2. Aunque es posible que para muchos interesados en la movilidad eléctrica esta versión electrificada se les quede corta, lo cierto es que debe ser tenida en cuenta a la hora de comprar un Subaru XV.

    El sistema híbrido del Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid se compone de un motor bóxer de 2.0 litros y cuatro cilindros con 145 CV y 188 Nm de par máximo así como de un pequeño motor eléctrico de 13,6 CV y 65 Nm de par máximo a modo de asistente. De manera combinada el sistema arroja un par motor máximo de 254 Nm. A ello debemos de sumar una pequeña batería de 0,6 kWh.

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    De momento el nuevo Subaru XV híbrido solo estará disponible en Japón.

    Como cabría esperar, y teniendo en cuenta que sigue apostando por el motor bóxer de gasolina, el Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid cuenta con una caja de cambios automática CVT Lineartronic así como un sistema de tracción total. Se espera que sea capaz de fijar un consumo medio de combustible que ronde los 6,5 litros a los 100 kilómetros. No está nada mal.

    Por otra parte, y no menos importante, tenemos el hecho de que, con respecto a un Subaru XV convencional, esta versión híbrida tiene un depósito de combustible algo más pequeño. En concreto, cubica 48 litros en lugar de los 63 litros habituales. Esto es debido al espacio que necesita todo el conjunto híbrido y, especialmente, la batería.

    ¿Llegará a Europa? De momento Subaru ha confirmado que el nuevo XV e-Boxer Hybrid se pondrá a la venta en Japón a partir del próximo mes de octubre. La compañía se encuentra en estos momentos debatiendo la posibilidad de introducirlo en Europa y Australia a partir de 2019. Su lanzamiento en Norteamérica está descartado, pues para dicha región está prevista la esperada versión híbrida enchufable del Subaru XV que también será presentada este mismo año.

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    El nuevo Subaru XV e-Boxer Hybrid se pondrá a la venta a partir de mes de octubre.

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    I looked up the Saxon Burgh rules. They come on when you expand population and cost only 2 population points, they are in effect a very cheap immobile army. Would have been very handy defending Saxon turf.
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    Вени Марковски

    Австралийският художник Марк Найт от в. “Хералд Сън” (таблоид – жълто издание, собственост на Рупърт Мърдок) нарисува карикатура на тенисистката Серина Уилиямс. Карикатурата има добра идея – че спортистката се държи като дете на корта и е свързана със скандала около отнемането на точка и гейм в полза на противничката ѝ на финала на US Open – щатското открито първенство по тенис.

    В българския Фейсбук карикатурата му бе споделена стотици пъти и коментарите бяха подигравателни по адрес на Уилиямс и похвални по адрес на художника.

    Първа страница на в. “Хералд Сън”. Снимка: Деймън Джонсън

    По света реакцията беше различна – вестници от сорта на “Вашингтон пост“, хора като писателката Дж. K. Ролинг (книгите за Хари Потър), както и редица други известни личности отбелязаха, че представянето на Серина Уилиямс с клиширания образ на чернокожите от епохата на Джим Кроу е форма на расизъм.  Вестникът – типично за жълто издание – реши да демонстрира, че не се интересува от реакцията на “някакви интелектуалци”, както биха ги нарекли в български еквивалент на “Хералд Сън” и… публикува не само тази карикатура, но и други, за да покаже, че се подиграват на всякакви хора.

    Изглежда, че редакторите не са разбрали както това, което им казват от цял свят, така и защо карикатурата е расистка. Т.е., в Австралия – също както и в България – има дебелокожи и безчувствени хора.

    Опитах се на Фейсбук-стената на един наш художник-карикатурист да обясня защо карикатурата е приемана като расистка, но се оказа, че е много трудно да се докаже на нашенци защо карикатура, която на тях им харесва, е расистка. Понеже разговорът там зацикли (както се случва обикновено във Фейсбук), предпочитам да напиша тук онова, което е важно по темата.

    Ние с вас, уважаеми хора, не знаем какво е робство. Истинско робство, а не измисленото турско – робство, в което хората са собственост на господарите си, имат си цена, а убийството им не е престъпление. Ние не знаем какво ще рече човек с друг цвят на кожата да не може да ползва тоалетните за “бели”. Не знам какво е да не може да седи в предната част на автобуса, която е запазена само “за бели”. Или да не може да пие вода от чешмата в парка, защото и на нея пише “само за бели”.

    Нашенци нямат такъв опит, това е и една от причините да не разбират какво толкова расистко има в карикатурата. Но не само нямат опит, а и отказват да се вслушат с хората с такъв опит (и не, нямам себе си предвид – живота в САЩ сам по себе си не е достатъчен, за да може човек да разбере расизма).

    Тук не се спирам върху мача между Уилиямс и Наоми Осака (която и спечели Откритото първенство на САЩ с блестяща игра), но не мога да не се въздържа да споделя, че повече харесах играта на г-ца Осака, която бе на висота през целия турнир, а специално срещу Уилиямс беше в много добра форма и успя да покаже, че не случайно е шампион!

    По-важното от резултата от играта е, че една карикатура се приема у нас като нормална, докато много хора и организации по цял свят я посочват като пример за расизъм. Освен посочените по-горе хора и медии, с критика реагираха и от Националната асоциация на чернокожите журналисти на САЩ, доц.  Ребека Уанзо от университета “Вашингтон” в Сейнт Луис, която отбеляза в статия в CNN: “Марк Найт е участник в една дълга традиция на черните стереотипи или това, което често наричам ‘традиция на визуалния империализъм’.” Люк Дарби написа в GQ: “Tова не обяснява защо карикатурата не прилича изобщо на Серина Уилиямс. Това не е изобразяване на Доналд Тръмп с по-малки ръце или с още по-присвити устни, с по-голяма коса и т.н. Тези рисунки веднага се разпознават като карикатура на Тръмп. Уилиямс, изобразена от Найт, се представя като карикатура на Уилиямс, докато всъщност е нескопосана карикатура на подчертани черти на чернокожите”.

    И още много, много други анализи и коментари има по темата – все в този дух, все от сериозни хора.

    Нормалното в такива случаи би било, нашенци да се замислят: “А, бе, я да видя защо толкова много хора говорят по света, че карикатурата е расистка, а пък аз си мисля, че не е.”
    Това би било нормалното, но ние отдавна сме доказали, че не правим нищо “като хората”, а винаги искаме да е нещо различно… и обикновено – неработещо.
    Дори да не искат (не могат?) да се замислят, ти би трябвало да си кажат нещо от сорта: “Расизъм ли е или сатира, когато някой бива нарисуван по такъв начин, че да се преувеличават черти на физиката, които са използвани като клишета за цяла раса”. Отговор: расизъм е. Нямаше да е расизъм, ако карикатурата просто показваше, иронизираше или осмиваше поведението на Уилиямс.

    В България също има примери за расизъм (“А-у, как може да говориш така!?” – ще каже Бай Ганьо). Използването на обидни думи по адрес на една или друга част от обществото, е форма на расизъм. Пускането в обръщение на клишета за някого, като той/тя бива представен с някакво качество, което се подхвърля ехидно като присъщо на етническа или религиозна група, е също форма на расизъм.

    А това, че жълто австралийско издание защитава расистката карикатура, като се крие под лозунга, че не иска да бъде “политически коректно”, е нормално. В България има редица медии, които са жълти и от които никой здравомислещ човек не очаква да бъдат цивилизовани, да спазват елементарните правила на журналистическа етика и т.н., и др.п. Просто човек не ги чете и не ги популяризира чрез социалните мрежи. Явно това не важи за чуждите медии – те се приемат задължително като обективни, точни, честни и почтени…

    Тревожен е непукизмът, с който нашенци отхвърлят вековния опит на милиони  хора – опит, натрупан не само по време на робството в САЩ, но и в десетилетията борба след това – срещу сегрегацията, срещу насилието върху чернокожото население, срещу подозрителността, неразбирането…
    Нашенци нямат нужда от опит или акъл, защото те се мислят не просто за по-знаещи по темата, а направо за хора, които на свой ред могат да дават съвети. И именно това чувство на превъзходство е знак за липсата на желание у нашенеца да се пребори с расизма на домашна почва.  Това чувство плюс убедеността, че няма смисъл да се бори с нещо, което – според него, разбира се! – не съществува. Или е дело на “толерантни нещастници”, които се държат “мултикултурно” и “възпитано”, направо “префърцунено”.

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    Jul 16, 2018

     

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    Corneliu Bjola

    In the introductory chapter to the edited volume on Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice that Marcus Holmes and I published four years ago, I asked the question of whether digital technologies could be seen as a harbinger of change for diplomacy by revolutionizing the way diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation.

    As the question remains valid today, it might be useful to take stock of the common conceptions and misconceptions of digital diplomacy so that we can get a better picture of how digital technologies have shaped expectations about diplomatic practice in the past decade and how digital diplomacy may continue to evolve in the coming years.

    The Superman Myth

    The first and surprisingly common misconception about digital diplomacy is the Superman myth, which claims that digital technology can grant extraordinary powers to those using them, and in so doing, it can help them increase their diplomatic clout to levels they might otherwise not be able to reach.

    It is largely for this reason that small- and medium-sized states (e.g., Sweden, the Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, Australia) have proved so keen adopters of digital diplomacy, as it presented itself to them as a great opportunity to “punch” diplomatically above their political or economic weight. It is thus assumed that by being able to directly reach and engage millions of people, MFAs and their network of embassies could positively shape the views of the global public about the country of origin, and in so doing, they could increase the diplomatic standing of the country in bilateral or multilateral contexts.

    The argument has a seductive logic, not least because of the scope, scale and reach that digital diplomacy affords MFAs to pursue. At the same time, it suffers from a structural flaw, namely, that digital technologies constitute a distinct source of power, which, if properly harnessed, can offset deficiencies in hard or soft power. In fact, the way in which digital technologies operate is by creating a platform through which other forms of power can be projected in support of certain foreign policy objectives. In short, the digital cannot give MFAs Superman strength, but it can help them channel the strength they already have more efficiently and productively.

    The “Walk in the Park” Myth

    The second and fairly entrenched misconception is the “Walk in the Park” myth, which supports the view that “going digital” is easy and that MFAs can successfully pursue their digital diplomatic ambitions with relatively modest investments in training and resources.

    The speed by which the global public has migrated to the digital medium reinforces the idea of accessibility of social media platforms and the notion that anyone with basic technical skills can take part, shape and influence online conversations. What this view neglects, however, to acknowledge is the fact that with no clear direction or strategic compass, the tactical, trial-and-error methods by which MFAs seek to build their digital profile and to maximize the impact of their online presence cannot demonstrate their value beyond message dissemination. In other words, the adoption of digital tools without an overarching strategy of how they should be used in support of certain foreign policy objectives runs the risk of digital diplomacy becoming decoupled from foreign policy.

    With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial.

    The strategic use of digital platforms imposes order on digital activities through the definition of measurable goals, target audiences and parameters for evaluation. The goals determine the target audience, which in turn, determine the platforms, methods and metrics to be used. This implies that training cannot be limited to the art of crafting messages, but it must professionalize itself and focus on developing skills by which digital diplomats can strategically harness the power of digital platforms toward achieving pre-defined and measurable goals.

    The Extinction Myth

    The third and growing misconception is theExtinction myth, according to which digital diplomacy will gradually replace or make redundant traditional forms of diplomacy.

    On the weaker side of the myth, there is the perception that digital technologies have the capacity to fundamentally change how diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation to the point that they may even put an “end to diplomacy,” as Lord Palmerstone once similarly quipped when he took notice of the arrival of the telegraph.

    Stronger versions of the myth go a step further and acknowledge the possibility of having physical embassies and even diplomats replaced at some point by virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While digital technologies have demonstrated clear potential for revolutionizing how diplomats conduct public diplomacy, deliver consular services or manage crises, one should nevertheless be mindful of the fact that the core function of diplomacy that is relationship-building and management cannot be accomplished without close and sustained human contact.

    The myth may thus be right about the fact that by increasing efficiency, digital technologies would likely reduce the number of diplomats required to perform certain routine functions. At the same time, the “extinction” hypothesis is hardly credible as the negotiation of human values and interests cannot be delegated to machines, and the amount of trust and mutual understanding that makes the “wheels” of diplomacy turn cannot be built without humans.

    The Darth Vader Myth

    The fourth and rather dark misconception of digital diplomacy is the Darth Vader myth, which sees the positive potential of digital platforms for engagement and cooperation at risk of being hijacked by the “dark side” of the technology and redirected for propaganda use.

    The digital disinformation campaignsattributed to the Russian government, which has allegedly been seeking to disrupt electoral processes in Europe and the United States in recent years, offer credible evidence in support of this view. More worryingly, the digital medium operates in such a way that makes it an easy target for propaganda use.

    Algorithmic dissemination of content and the circumvention of traditional media filters and opinion-formation gatekeepers makes disinformation spread faster, reach deeper, be more emotionally charged, and most importantly, be more resilient due to the confirmation bias that online echo chambers enable and reinforce. That being said, one should be mindful of the fact that any technology faces the problem of double use, as the case of nuclear energy clearly illustrates.

    Trends are also important to consider. With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial. As long as the prospective benefits of digital diplomacy outweigh the risks, the pollution of the online medium by the “dark side” would likely stay contained, although its pernicious effects might not be completely eliminated.

    As we look forward to the digital transformation of diplomacy in the next decade, it is also important to keep in mind the technological context in which MFAs are expected to operate. The 3G mobile technology made possible, for instance, the development and spread of social media networks. The 5G technology, which is due to arrive in just a few years, will likely usher in a whole new level of technological disruption, which could lead to the mass adoption of an entire range of tech tools of growing relevance for public diplomacy, such as mixed reality, satellite remote sensing or artificial intelligence.  

    To a certain extent, the future is already here, as the appointment of the first-ever ambassador to the Big Tech industry by Denmark in 2017signaled the arrival of a new form of diplomatic engagement between state and non-state actors and the key role that technology is playing in this transformation.

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    CORNELIU BJOLA

    CPD Blog Contributor and Faculty Fellow

    Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies, University of Oxford


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    Pierre Le Bear wrote:

    Muzza wrote:

    trif wrote:

    I'll gladly play it again.

    Maybe I'll find out how the Saxon forts get placed next time.


    I'm always happy to play this and we already have a Nic shaped queue formed. It would be nice to play it while the rules are still fresh in the memory. Would an extra-curricular weekend meet-up be of interest to anybody?


    Count me in for another game!

    I don't mind long and lucky.

    I must say that I felt the dice I was rolling had nothing but 5s and 6s on their faces. :wow:

    PLB


    Oh Peter - you and your magical red tray. Bastard!

    Yep, I'll be in for a rematch. Without the rules refresh at the beginning and with the game fresh in our minds I reckon four hours is possible without needing to rush.
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