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Scientists say they've found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick.
          Azure Machine Learning Development: 3 Deploying and Managing Models      Cache   Translate Page      
Azure Machine Learning Development: 3 Deploying and Managing Models
Azure Machine Learning Development: 3 Deploying and Managing Models
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 50M | 110 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Azure Machine Learning Studio brings the power of AI into the professional developer's hands. In this course, learn how to deploy and manage models in Azure Machine Learning Studio. Instructor Sahil Malik picks up from earlier Azure Machine Learning Development courses and dives directly into the more advanced topics of deploying, scaling, logging, and managing your trained models in production scenarios.


          Democrats' closing ad argument: All about health care       Cache   Translate Page      
CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson discusses how Democrats are using health care as their midterms message. It is a part of CNN's "The Politics of Us" series, which will explore the politics of identity and how it relates to the 2018 midterm elections.
          Problema con il modificatore "Displace"      Cache   Translate Page      
allora innanzi tutto vi ringrazio di nuovo per essermi stati d'aiuto l'ultima volta, cercherò di rendermi attivo anche io sul forum, praticamente avrei bisogno di creare con la displacement map un estrusione interna in entrambi lati della figura, soltanto che l'unico risultato che sono riuscito ad ottenere è stato: un estrusione interna nel lato esterno dell'anello e una esterna nel lato interno dello stesso, ho provato ad invertire le normali dei poligoni interni ma il risultato non cambia, poi nella figura ho segnato in rosso anche una zona dell'anello in cui dei pixel vengono bruciati avete qualche consiglio per evitare che succeda? se conoscete un alternativa alla displacement map così da evitare di dover creare bilioni di poligoni con il turbosmooth mi sarebbe veramente di grande aiuto, un amico mi ha consigliato di estrudere il tracciato della scritta e di fare le incisioni con le boolean solo che nel momento in cui avvio l'operazione il programma va in crash, ho provato a ridurre la quantità di poligoni ma non è cambiato nulla
          Especial Moda: Street      Cache   Translate Page      

Looks minimalistas pero con mucha personalidad que se toman algunas tendencias y las voltean en clave urbana. Él: Polera Cat. Camisa lunares Arrow. Pantalón Ander Armour. Jockey Cat. Ella:  Conjunto Privilege. Él: Polera Levis. Pantalón Levis. Jockey Cat. Ella: Blusa Ash. Pantalón Carolina Herrera. Blazer Canadien. Él: Blazer Perry Ellis. Camisa RKF. Bufanda Kuna. Zapatos […]

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          Safari, Edge fans: Is that really the website you think you’re visiting? URL spoof bug blabbed      Cache   Translate Page      
A security researcher had found a flaw which allows potential hackers to spoof URLs in Safari and Edge while visiting a malicious link. However. even weeks after disclosure, while Microsoft has patched the flaw, Apple hasn’t yet shown interest in patching it. The vulnerability is the result of what researcher Rafay Baloch describes as a […]
          15 Momentos que te regresarán la esperanza y la fe en la humanidad      Cache   Translate Page      

Para Thomas Hobbes el ser humano es malo por naturaleza: “el hombre es el lobo para el hombre”; la biología parece confirmar dicha afirmación con el argumento de que “solo sobrevive el más fuerte”. Sin embargo, diversos estudios científicos desbancan esta idea, ya que la amabilidad y la cooperación han sido la clave para que nuestra especie haya sobrevivido durante todos estos años. Exactamente, la nobleza está inscrita en nuestros genes, claro, con algunas excepciones. No obstante, la vida urbana nos ha vuelto apáticos a los sentimientos de nuestros semejantes y nos ha ensimismado en nuestros propios problemas. Por eso es que ver una buena acción pública nos devuelve la esperanza y nos enseña que solamente siendo empáticos con el prójimo es como podemos ser realmente felices. 1. “Mi abuelo tiene Alzheimer”… “… Pero cuando lo visita mi hija se comporta como si regresara a la normalidad”. 2. “Estábamos preocupados de que nuestra hija no encontrara amigos”… “… Ahora estamos preocupados de que son demasiados amigos”. 3. “En mi gimnasio recaudan útiles para los niños menos afortunados” 4. Él tomó la mano de una desconocida porque ella tenía miedo de volar 5. La última nota que un hombre le escribió a su mujer antes de morir “Esto es lo que recordaré por lo que me quede de vida: Lo mejor que me ha sucedido es haberme enamorado de ti”. 6. A veces los más pobres son los de corazón más rico 7. Esta señora es clienta frecuente de McDonald’s… … Y cuando cumplió 90 años los empleados le organizaron una fiesta. 8. Todo el dinero que recauda lo dona a los indigentes 9. Una feliz graduada de 92 años 10. Esta chica sufrió discriminación… … Había ido a un salón de belleza y las empleadas se negaron a pintarle las uñas “porque sus manos temblaban demasiado”, pero una cajera del supermercado contiguo compró los instrumentos y le hizo manicura en su hora del almuerzo. 11. “Mi abuelo dice que ya no tiene miedo de morir joven” 12. “No es fácil ser papá soltero, pero tiene sus recompensas” 13. Papás tomando clases para peinar a sus hijas 14. Madre ciega toca la imagen 3D del ultrasonido de su bebé 15. Este señor regaló chocolates y tarjetas en San Valentín a toda la clase

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          IFA 2018 – Yi Techonolgy se lance dans la maison connectée      Cache   Translate Page      
Mondialement connue dans le domaine des actions-cams et très souvent confondue avec la célèbre marque Xiaomi, l’entreprise Yi Technology a profité de l’IFA 2018 de Berlin pour présenter sa nouvelle gamme de produits dédiée à la maison connectée. La marque a déjà un pied dans la domotique aujourd’hui avec leur caméra IP à moins de […]
          ONGs levam à ONU nova denúncia de violação a direitos políticos e à democracia no Brasil. - Editor- PARA ACABAR COM ESSA SURUBA COM SUPREMO E TUDO, É PT13 PRESIDENTE. 02 VOTOS AO SENADO, VOTO A CAMARA FEDERAL, VOTO A GOVERNADOR E VOTO A DEPUTADOS ESTADUAIS, NOS PARTIDOS - PSOL 50, PCO 29, PT 13, PPL 54, PCdoB 65, PCB 21, PSTU16. NÃO TEM SURUBA QUE AGUENTE. O POVO É MAIS E MAIS SERÁ.      Cache   Translate Page      

ONGs levam à ONU nova denúncia de violação a direitos políticos e à democracia no BrasilAO TEM SURUBA 

Missão brasileira apresenta as denúncias na sexta-feira, durante a 39ª sessão do Conselho de Direitos Humanos

Michele Bachelet, Presidente of Chile speaks during Special Session of the Human Rights Council. 29 March 2017.
Por Gustavo Aranda
Cinco organizações da sociedade civil brasileira apresentarão à ONU (Organização das Nações Unidas) um relatório sobre as recentes violações aos direitos humanos e a ruptura do Estado Democrático e de Direito que vêm acontecendo no Brasil, com destaque para a interferência do Poder Judiciário no processo eleitoral. O documento, ao qual os Jornalistas Livres tiveram acesso, será lido e entregue às autoridades internacionais na próxima sexta-feira (14), durante a 39ª sessão do Conselho de Direitos Humanos da ONU.
Caberá à jurista Valeska Teixeira Martins, que compõe a banca de Defesa do ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, relatar todo o caso de perseguição político-jurídica e impedimento eleitoral praticados contra seu cliente, já denunciado pelo próprio Comitê de Direitos Humanos da ONU.
Já Maria José Fariñas Dulce, catedrática de filosofia do direito na Universidade Carlos III (Madrid, Espanha), abordará a seletividade do sistema criminal, os privilégios e as capturas corporativa e ideológica do Sistema de Justiça. De acordo com a especialista espanhola, o Brasil está passando por uma grave situação de retrocesso em suas políticas sociais e de desconstrução de direitos, o que estaria afetando as próprias estruturas democráticas do Estado de Direito. “O problema mais grave começa quando os mecanismos de controle democrático não funcionam e os limites ao poder se dissolvem. Estamos assistindo à normalização de um poder arbitrário no Brasil que não aceita seus próprios limites.”
Completam a missão brasileira: Rafael Valim, professor de Direito Administrativo da PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), especialista em estudos sobre o autoritarismo e o estado de exceção; Darci Frigo, da ONG Terra de Direitos e Plataforma Dhesca Brasil; Flávio Vicente Machado, do Conselho Indigenista Missionário; e Leila Rocha, liderança indígena Guarani-Ñandeva. O documento ainda leva assinatura da ONG Justiça Global e FIAN Brasil.
Teor do relatório
O relatório das organizações brasileiras aponta o sistema judiciário do país como elemento estrutural da política de retrocessos: “Em tempos de austeridade, onde um quarto da população vive com menos de 387 reais (90 dólares) por mês, a extrema pobreza já atinge mais de 14 milhões de pessoas. Enquanto isso, o Supremo Tribunal Federal aprova um reajuste salarial de 16,38% para magistrados”, apontam os especialistas.
A perseguição aos movimentos sociais e a crescente violência contra defensores dos direitos humanos são outras preocupações da missão brasileira, que deve lembrar ao Alto Comissariado que as investigações sobre a execução de Marielle Franco e Anderson Gomes seguem sem chegar a qualquer resultado prático e nenhuma prestação dos trabalhos até aqui executados.
Alta Comissária Michelle Bachelet
Na segunda-feira (10), quem abriu os trabalhos da 39ª sessão do Conselho de Direitos Humanos da ONU foi Michelle Bachelet, ex-presidente do Chile e presidente do Conselho.
Em seu primeiro discurso à frente do órgão, Bachelet lembrou o aniversário de 70 anos da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos, afirmando ser “um compromisso com valores e políticas que proporcionaram inúmeros benefícios a milhões de pessoas”.
Lembrou do início da sua trajetória política no Chile: “Eu fui presa política e filha de presos políticos. Esta é a véspera do dia em que nós, os chilenos, marcamos a memória do golpe de Estado, há 45 anos, e os anos seguintes de opressão e derramamento de sangue brutais. Meu país conheceu a dor e o terror da tirania. Mas tenho orgulho de dizer que conseguimos superar as divisões e enfrentar grandes desafios – moldar instituições que possibilitem maior participação e maior liberdade, justiça e dignidade para nosso povo”.
Para Bachelet, o Conselho tem a responsabilidade de denunciar todas as violações de direitos humanos, “independentemente de sexo, identidade de gênero, raça ou etnia, religião, deficiência ou status de migração, ou outras características. Independentemente do tipo de regime político em um determinado país, o Conselho de Direitos Humanos tem o dever de defender e ajudar melhorias transformadoras na defesa de todos os direitos”.
Conselho de Direitos Humanos das Nações Unidas
A 39ª sessão do Conselho de Direitos Humanos das Nações Unidas, que ocorre no Palais des Nations, em Genebra, Suíça, começou no dia 10 e terminará dia 28 deste mês.
O Conselho de Direitos Humanos realiza três sessões regulares por ano, num total de pelo menos dez semanas. Caso um terço dos Estados Membros solicitarem, o Conselho pode decidir a qualquer momento realizar uma sessão especial para abordar violações de direitos humanos e emergências.
Assista a audiência da missão brasileira, sexta-feira, ao vivo, pelos Jornalistas Livres no Youtube ou Facebook.
https://jornalistaslivres.org/ongs-levam-a-onu-nova-denuncia-de-violacao-a-direitos-politicos-e-a-democracia-no-brasil/


          Front Desk officer, CRO, Montessori Directoress (MALIR) - The Trainers Schools-Malir Campus - Karachi      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Leggiamo insieme: “Il paradosso di Icaro”      Cache   Translate Page      

In questo numero di Leggiamo insieme Roberto Vacca intervista il sociologo Carlo Bordoni, autore del libro: "Il paradosso di Icaro - ovvero la necessità della disobbedienza", ed. ilSaggiatore.

"L’uomo è la più tronfia, superba e tracotante delle creature. La necessità di soddisfare i suoi bisogni e la sete di conoscenza lo hanno indotto a esplorare, sperimentare, a spostare il limite sempre un po’ più in là. All’inizio è stata una questione di sopravvivenza, poi è diventato un meccanismo talmente abituale da risultare connaturato, a tratti perverso: competere con gli dèi, sottomettere gli animali, dominare la natura, sconfiggere la morte. Questa è la hybris, il tragico errore di Icaro. Per Carlo Bordoni è alla hybris che va ricondotta la crisi del nostro tempo. Oggi i valori di democrazia, libertà, uguaglianza e progresso appaiono scarnificati, scoloriti e intermittenti, fragili origami privi di autorevolezza e sacrificati al dio dell’eccesso; oggi si profetizza un nuovo declino dell’Occidente. Perché il colmo della tracotanza consiste nell’ignorare deliberatamente il futuro, nel vivere in un eterno presente dominato dalla voracità del benessere e da un’inquietante forma di indifferenza. Ma, paradossalmente, è proprio grazie alla hybris che possiamo riscattare il presente e nutrire speranze per il futuro: avere la spinta a superare i limiti significa saper deviare dal percorso già tracciato, compiere uno scarto e magari trovare una nuova via. Significa riappropriarsi del potere di determinare il futuro, a dispetto di qualsiasi opprimente organismo sovranazionale o orwelliano dispositivo di controllo. Essere disobbedienti significa essere creativi. Essere Icaro significa volare alto, quasi fino al sole".

Carlo Bordoni, sociologo dei processi culturali, ha insegnato all’Università degli Studi di Firenze e all’Orientale di Napoli. Collabora con il Corriere della Sera e le riviste Social Europe Journal e Prometeo. Tra i suoi libri ricordiamo Società digitali (Liguori, 2007), L’identità perduta (Liguori, 2010), Stato di paura (Castelvecchi, 2016) e, con Zygmunt Bauman, Stato di crisi (Einaudi, 2015).

L'articolo Leggiamo insieme: “Il paradosso di Icaro” proviene da Radio Voce della Speranza.


          Review – Sword Legacy: Omen – visuais matadores e narrativa empolgam      Cache   Translate Page      
Sword Legacy

Aventuras com temática medieval fazem sucesso há muito tempo e nenhuma aventura é mais famosa do que o conto do Rei Arthur e os Cavaleiros da Távola Redonda. E é justamente essa ambientação a inspiração para a produção de Sword Legacy: Omen, nova produção conjunta dos estúdios indie Firecast e a Fableware Narrative Design. O … Continue lendo Review – Sword Legacy: Omen – visuais matadores e narrativa empolgam

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          Livro “Gamificação em Debate” apresenta revisão crítica sobre o tema realizada por especialistas      Cache   Translate Page      
Gamificação em Debate

A Gamificação tem o poder de mudar a dinâmica das empresas e o aprendizado nas instituições de ensino. Esta é uma das premissas do livro Gamificação em Debate, da editora Blucher. Organizado pelos professores Lucia Santaella, Sérgio Nesteriuk, Fabricio Fava e com colaboração de grandes nomes como Delmar Domingues, Alan da Luz e David Lemes, a obra … Continue lendo Livro “Gamificação em Debate” apresenta revisão crítica sobre o tema realizada por especialistas

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          Commentaires sur L’intelligence artificielle n’a pas toutes les réponses ! par Stormy      Cache   Translate Page      
C'est incroyable le nombre d'experts de salon qui désormais vous agressent au sujet de ces fameux avions automatiques qui feront disparaitre notre métier. Chirurgiens et autres médecins qui ont historiquement toujours été jaloux de notre profession, pseudos ingénieurs aux diplômes incertains, professeurs et autres universitaires habitués à pontifier devant une audience captive, ou simplement petits envieux, sans oublier les passagers irrités par les grèves (qu'est-ce-que ça à voir avec le sujet ?) tous se rejoignent dans leur détestation des cockpits. Cela fait des années que ça dure... et nous savons tous qu'il faut faire avec, comme avec votre beau-frère qui a toujours besoin de vous rabaisser devant la famille. Pour transporter du public sans personnel embarqué, je ne vois que les métros style Orlyval qui suivent leur ligne d'une dizaine de kilomètres sans pouvoir en dévier et s'arrêtent quand il y a problème. Sincèrement , "1000 capteurs sur une aile d'A320" ..... et alors, et quant bien même ? Mais finalement, pourquoi perdre du temps à chercher à convaincre votre beau-frère .... S'il est si malin, eh bien qu'il se fasse embaucher chez Thalès ou même Airbus, dans un bureau avec des vrais ingénieurs de grandes écoles, pas des vendeurs de vent style ENA ou des médecins "qui ont droit à l'erreur", et qu'il le fasse donc marcher son machin, avec passage par la case Essais en Vol pour la partie technique, avant la validation commerciale.... ! Probablement un gars qui veut se faire confier une mission, avec moyens financiers à la clef, et voyages pour de juteuses conférences, et qui doit dire à ses groupies en lisant nos réactions " regardez, ils se sentent menacés, ça prouve que j'ai raison !
          Somali National Army Arrest 11 Al-Shabaab Militants in Gedo Region, Southern Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
Somali army troops arrested 11 Al-Shabaab militants in a military operation conducted at the neighborhoods of Bardhere town in Gedo region, southern Somalia. According to SNA source, the nabbed militants…
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At least one Al-Shabaab operative was killed when Somali Troop backed by U.S. Special Forces s raided their base in general area of Mubarak village of Lower Shabelle region, southern…
          Fall Calling: Conor Fay, Valentine Rontez & Sebastien Schmid for GQ Style México      Cache   Translate Page      
Fall Calling: Conor Fay, Valentine Rontez & Sebastien Schmid for GQ Style MéxicoGQ Style México tackles the fall-winter 2018 collections with great enthusiasm. The magazine enlists photographer Daniel Clavero to capture a story with stylist Paul Frederick (See Management). The pair takes to the studio and sets in motion a dynamic editorial. Models Conor Fay, Valentine Rontez, and Sebastien Schmid show off their best moves for the... [Read More]
          Adonis Bosso Makes His Mark in Todd Snyder      Cache   Translate Page      
A chic vision, Adonis Bosso wears a Todd Snyder suede jacket and 5-pocket white pants with a Todd Snyder + Champion hoodie.Todd Snyder Fall/Winter 2018 Style Edit: "Make Your Mark" Todd Snyder links up with GQ creative director at large Jim Moore for its latest outing. The brand presents inspiring fall-winter 2018 looks captured by photographer Sebastian Kim. Meanwhile, Adonis Bosso stars in the edit. Embracing the spirit of a painter, Adonis mixes and matches various... [Read More]
          Madewell Launches Men's Range: Shop the Denim Essentials      Cache   Translate Page      
Ton Heukels wears Madewell slim-fit jeans with a hoodie.After making a splash with its women's styles, Madewell launches its men's range. Known for its denim, Madewell introduces three signature fits. The label marries an old-school look with modern stretch technology for skinny, slim, and straight fits. Available in various rinses, Madewell's denim is complemented by simple tees and pullovers. Models Ton Heukels and... [Read More]
          AMISOM, UNMAS Pledge to Work Together to Neutralize Threat Posed by IEDs and VBIEDs in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) pledged to work together in an effort to neutralize threat posed by use of Improvised Explosive…
          In mobile cyberwar, attackers prefer to phish rather than send malware      Cache   Translate Page      

Cyberattackers are changing how they target victims through email scams. Rather than sending malicious emails embedded with malware, attackers are now using social engineering, like phishing campaigns, to extract information.

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          Prandelli svela: 'A malincuore dissi no al Napoli per la Nazionale'      Cache   Translate Page      
Cesare Prandelli, ex allenatore ed ex commissario tecnico...
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Swaksi na sa Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) ang bagyong Ompong. Napakalakas daw nito kaya lubos ang paghahanda ng LGUs sa mga lugar na tatamaan nito. Let's continue to pray na maging ligtas ang lahat at kung pwede lang, matunaw ito bago pa makapaminsala.

Dahil din kay Ompong, postponed ang taunang UPCAT. Unahin muna ang safety ng kabataan tsaka more time ito para sila ay makapag-review pa. Best of luck sa kanila!

Isa pang postponed ay ang kauna-unahang Mister World Philippines competition. Dapat sana ay sa Sabado na itez (September 15) but of course, may umeksenang bagyo. AMP! Kahit siguro itinuloy itez, hindi mapipigilan ang 'sangkabaklaan para manood. Kesehodang lumangoy pa kami sa baha, rarampa kami diyan!

Unang beses pa lang magkakaroon ng MrWP dahil appointed ni Madame Cory Quirino at ng Miss World Philippines Organization sina Andrew Wolff, John Spainhour at Sam Ajdani. OH! Binanggit ko lang sila, nag-water na kayo. P'wes, ihanda niyo pa ang mga sarili niyo dahil labing anim na nagsasarapang otoko ang maglalaban-laban para sa titulo. Wit niyo kakayanin ang kalidad ng mga sumali. Upper echelon compare to other local male pageants. 'Di nga me sanay kasi panay bikini contests ang watch ko. CHAR!

Medyo conservative din ang MrWP dahil walang swimwear round. Walang nagsisikipang trunks. ANO BA! Well, wala rin kasi ganun sa Mister and Miss World kaya hanggang boardshorts na lang ang pinakasexy nilang sinuot. NAKAKABITIN! 'Yung parang puputok na sana pero naunsyami. CHOS! Sherep pa rin naman kaya keri na.

Eto na, ihahanda ko na sa ating karinderya ang 16 contestants. Tanong nga ni makiring Taylor... are you ready for it?

Joshua Banatin (mahal ko talaga siya!)

 Denver Hernandez

 Robin Hanrath (ako yata ang Cinderella niya)

 Mark Comiso (makatunaw-panty po siya tumingin)

 Ameen Sardouk

 Marco Poli (ang gwaps!)

 Emir Abbo (cutie pie much!)

Adbullah Cheng

JB Saliba

Wilfred Placencia

Reymart Regis

Ricardo De Jesus

Karl Louie Aragon

Miguel De Castro

Mark Jero Bagaporo

Joy Jerom Evangelista

So kailan na ang finals night? Abangan natin ang announcement sa kanilang Facebook page.
          Cel puţin 20 de persoane au murit după ce un camion a căzut într-un râu în Mali      Cache   Translate Page      
Cel puţin 20 de persoane au murit în Mali, după ce un camion a căzut într-un râu din partea centrală a ţării, cel mai probabil în urma cedării frânelor vehiculului, au declarat miercuri reprezentanţii guvernamentali, citaţi de Reuters.
          2019 Lexus UX 250h First Drive Review | Flashy looks and smart hybrid tech      Cache   Translate Page      

Filed under: Green,Lexus,First Drives,Crossover,Hatchback,Hybrid,Luxury

When you're late to the party, you'd better make a bold entrance.

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          Node.js の EventEmitter のコードを読んで、速度最適化されたコードについて考える      Cache   Translate Page      

大都会岡山 Advent Calendar 2012 20日目のエントリーです。
前回の記事は @DAI199 さんによる 中国で流行っていること、感じたこと(大都会岡山 AdventCalender2012 19日目) - tagamidaiki.com でした。

20 日目のエントリーは、大都会岡山で生まれ、大都会岡山のコミュニティの方々を尊敬し、そして札幌で暮らしている(!) @tricknotes が書かせていただきます。

ぼくの記事ではタイトルの通り、速度最適化された js コードについて見ていきたいと思います。

はじめに

「その書き方だと遅いから」「こっちの方が速いよ」なんていう言葉をちょくちょく耳にする機会があります。
でもそれって本当でしょうか?

コードの実行速度は処理系の実装と密に関係していて、パフォーマンス計測なしには語ることができません。
また、そのコードの実行のされ方によっても実行速度は大きく変わってくるでしょう。
(たとえば、実行時のホットスポットがどこになるかというのは、引数やオブジェクトの状態などに左右される場合があります。)

そこで今回は、 Node.jsEventEmitter を読んで、 JavaScript の速度最適化について考えてみることにしましょう。

Node.js を選んだ理由

Node.js はイベント駆動の非同期スタイルを強制していることで知られています。そして、このイベント駆動のインターフェースを提供しているモジュールが EventEmitter です。
Streamhttp.Server など多くの主要なモジュールがこの EventEmitter を継承することで、イベント駆動のインターフェースをユーザに提供しています。
(参考)

ということは、 EventEmitter 内でパフォーマンスの悪い箇所があれば、Node.js 全体のパフォーマンスに大きな影響を与えることになります。

実際に、この EventEmitter の中では多くの速度最適化が施されており、これが Node.js 全体の実行速度を維持するための重要なポイントとなっています。
(イベント名に __proto__ など、特定の名前が利用できないという不具合がありますが、それよりもスピードの方が重要であるという方針とのことです joyent/node#4366)

ではさっそく、この EventEmitter 中からいくつかコードを例に挙げながら、実際に速度を計測して本当に速度最適化されていることを確認していきましょう。

EventEmitterevents.js の中で定義されています。

本エントリーでの対象バージョンは Node.js 0.9.4-pre (9f4c0988) とします。

$ node -v
v0.9.4-pre
$ node
> process.versions
{ http_parser: '1.0',
  node: '0.9.4-pre',
  v8: '3.13.7.4',
  ares: '1.9.0-DEV',
  uv: '0.9',
  zlib: '1.2.3',
  openssl: '1.0.1c' }

最適化コードについて

○ Function#apply より Function#call

Function オブジェクトを、任意のオブジェクトをコンテキストとして実行するためのメソッドとして Function#apply と Function#call があります。
多くの処理系の場合と同じく、Node.js の場合もこの両者の間には大きな速度の差あるようです。

そのため、極力 Function#apply を使わないようなコードになっています。

だいぶ濃い感じになっていますね。
普通に書くと、以下のように1行で済むはずです。

handler.apply(this, Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments, 1));

実際、両者の間にどれくらいの速度差があるのか測定してみましょう。

// Function#apply と Function#call の比較
var count = 10000000;
var now, i;
var obj = {};
var key = 'key';

var fn = function() {};

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  fn.apply(this, [1]);
}
console.log('* apply: %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  fn.call(this, 1);
}
console.log('* call: %d ms', Date.now() - now);
* apply: 519 ms
* call: 160 ms

たしかに Function#apply の方が遅いようですね。

○ delete より null

オブジェクトの特定のキーに紐付く値を削除する場合、値だけを削除する方法(null や undefined を代入する方法)とキーごと削除する方法(delete キーワードを使う方法)があります。Object#hasOwnProperty などを利用せず、値の truthy/falsy のチェックだけを行うのであれば、この両者の間で大きな動作の違いはありません。
ただ、Node.js の場合は前者の方が圧倒的に高速に動作します。
そのため、不要になったオブジェクトを破棄する際には、delete を利用せず null を代入するようになっています。

EventEmitter の中では、 EventEmitter#removeListenerEventEmitter#removeAllListeners の中で使われています。

// delete と null を代入の比較
var count = 1000000;
var now, i;
var obj = {};
var key = 'key';

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  obj[key] = 1;
  obj[key] = null;
}
console.log('* obj[key] = null: %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  obj[key] = 1;
  delete obj[key];
}
console.log('* delete obj[key]: %d ms', Date.now() - now);
* obj[key] = null: 21 ms
* delete obj[key]: 405 ms

速度が処理系に依存することの参考までに、このベンチマークFireFox 16.0.2 (Max OS X) で実行してみました。
すると、以下のような結果となりました。

* obj[key] = null: 5520 ms
* delete obj[key]: 5857 ms

6%程度の差なのでそこまで大きな差ではありません。
この結果から、速度は処理系に依存していることがわかります。

○ Array#slice より for 文 & 代入

配列(もしくは arguments) を部分的に切り出したい場合、Array#slice を利用するのが簡単です。
ただ、Node.js では Array#slice を呼ばないように、 Array を要素数指定で初期化して、ひとつづつ値を詰めている箇所があります。

ここを簡単に記述するなら以下のようになります。

Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments, 1);

これについてはどの程度パフォーマンスに影響が出ているのでしょうか?

// Array#slice(1) と new Array() + for についての比較
var count = 10000000;
var now, i;
var obj = {};
var key = 'key';

var array = ['type', 1, 2, 3 /* any arguments */];

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  array.slice(1);
}
console.log('* Array#slice(1): %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  var l = array.length;
  var _array = new Array();
  for (var j = 1; j < l; j++) {
    _array[j - 1] = array[j];
  }
}
console.log('* new Array(): %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  var l = array.length;
  var _array = new Array(l - 1);
  for (var j = 1; j < l; j++) {
    _array[j - 1] = array[j];
  }
}
console.log('* new Array(length): %d ms', Date.now() - now);
* Array#slice(1): 837 ms
* new Array(): 388 ms
* new Array(length): 267 ms

以上のことより、Array#slice を使った場合とそうでない場合では、速度差があることがわかります。

補足

ここまででは書いていませんでしたが、部分的にコードを取り出しただけのベンチマークでは不十分なケースもあります。

コードの書き方だけではなく、文脈に沿って最適化が行われる場合があるので、ちゃんとプロダクションコードに対してベンチーマークをとって全体で動かしてみるまで、速度最適化されたかどうかは判定できません。
(ということを @koichik さんに教えてもらいました。勉強になります!)


結論

ここまで見てきてみなさまお分かりでしょうが、速度に最適化することと人間に最適化することが共存できるとは限りません。速度に最適化し過ぎてリーダブルではないコードになってしまうと、メンテナンス性を著しく下げてしまうことでしょう。しかし、ここまでで見てきた EventEmitter の例のように、可読性を捨ててでも速度に最適化すべき場面というのも確かに存在します。
もちろんその場合には、プロジェクトの性質によってどこまで速度最適化をするかということを判断する必要があると思います。

また、本エントリーの内容は、Node.js 0.9.4-pre (9f4c0988) での挙動です。
今後、同じコードで同じ最適化の効果が得られると保証されているわけではありません。
(関連)

みなさまのアプリケーションでも、もしパフォーマンスが問題であると感じたときは、ホットスポットがどこにあるか計測しつつ、どこまで可読性を犠牲にするかということを考えながらチューニングしていくことをオススメします。

まとめ

以上でぼくの記事は終わりとさせていただきます。
次回の大都会岡山 Advent Calendar 2012sutorada さんです。
引き続き、大都会岡山 Advent Calendar 2012 をお楽しみください:-)


          Diagnosing Heart Diseases with Deep Neural Networks      Cache   Translate Page      

The Second National Data Science Bowl, a data science competition where the goal was to automatically determine cardiac volumes from MRI scans, has just ended. We participated with a team of 4 members from Ghent University and finished 2nd!

The team kunsthart (artificial heart in English) consisted of Ira Korshunova, Jeroen Burms, Jonas Degrave, 3 PhD students, and professor Joni Dambre. It’s also a follow-up of last year’s team ≋ Deep Sea ≋, which finished in first place for the First National Data Science Bowl.

Overview

This blog post is going to be long, here is a clickable overview of different sections.

Introduction

The problem

The goal of this year’s Data Science Bowl was to estimate minimum (end-systolic) and maximum (end-diastolic) volumes of the left ventricle from a set of MRI-images taken over one heartbeat. These volumes are used by practitioners to compute an ejection fraction: fraction of outbound blood pumped from the heart with each heartbeat. This measurement can predict a wide range of cardiac problems. For a skilled cardiologist analysis of MRI scans can take up to 20 minutes, therefore, making this process automatic is obviously useful.

Unlike the previous Data Science Bowl, which had very clean and voluminous data set, this year’s competition required a lot more focus on dealing with inconsistencies in the way the very limited number of data points were gathered. As a result, most of our efforts went to trying out different ways to preprocess and combine the different data sources.

The data

The dataset consisted of over a thousand patients. For each patient, we were given a number of 30-frame MRI videos in the DICOM format, showing the heart during a single cardiac cycle (i.e. a single heartbeat). These videos were taken in different planes including the multiple short-axis views (SAX), a 2-chamber view (2Ch), and a 4-chamber view (4Ch). The SAX views, whose planes are perpendicular to the long axis of the left ventricle, form a series of slices that (ideally) cover the entire heart. The number of SAX slices ranged from 1 to 23. Typically, the region of interest (ROI) is only a small part of the entire image. Below you can find a few of SAX slices and Ch2, Ch4 views from one of the patients. Red circles on the SAX images indicate the ROI’s center (later we will explain how to find it), for Ch2 and Ch4 they specify the location of SAX slices projected on the corresponding view.

sax_5 sax_9 sax_10 sax_11 sax_12 sax_15
2Ch 4Ch

The DICOM files also contained a bunch of metadata. Some of the metadata fields, like PixelSpacing and ImageOrientationm were absolutely invaluable to us. The metadata also specified patient’s age and sex.

For each patient in the train set, two labels were provided: the systolic volume and the diastolic volume. From what we gathered (link), these were obtained by cardiologists by manually performing a segmentation on the SAX slices, and feeding these segmentations to a program that computes the minimal and maximal heart chamber volumes. The cardiologists didn’t use the 2Ch or 4Ch images to estimate the volumes, but for us they proved to be very useful.

Combining these multiple data sources can be difficult, however for us dealing with inconsistencies in the data was more challenging. Some examples: the 4Ch slice not being provided for some patients, one patient with less than 30 frames per MRI video, couple of patients with only a handful of SAX slices, patients with SAX slices taken in weird locations and orientations.

The evaluation

Given a patient’s data, we were asked to output a cumulative distribution function over the volume, ranging from 0 to 599 mL, for both systole and diastole. The models were scored by a Continuous Ranked Probability Score (CRPS) error metric, which computes the average squared distance between the predicted CDF and a Heaviside step function representing the real volume.

An additional interesting novelty of this competition was the two stage process. In the first stage, we were given a training set of 500 patients with a public test set of 200 patients. In the final week we were required to submit our model and afterwards the organizers released the test data of 440 patients and labels for 200 patients from the public test set. We think the goal was to compensate for the small dataset and prevent people from optimizing against the test set through visual inspection of every part of their algorithm. Hand-labeling in the first stage was allowed on the training dataset only, for the second stage it was also allowed for 200 validation patients.

The solution: traditional image processing, convnets, and dealing with outliers

In our solution, we combined traditional image processing approaches, which find the region of interest (ROI) in each slice, with convolutional neural networks, which perform the mapping from the extracted image patches to the predicted volumes. Given the very limited number of training samples, we tried combat overfitting by restricting our models to combine the different data sources in predefined ways, as opposed to having them learn how to do the aggregation. Unlike many other contestants, we performed no hand-labelling .

Pre-processing and data augmentation

The provided images have varying sizes and resolutions, and do not only show the heart, but the entire torso of the patient. Our preprocessing pipeline made the images ready to be fed to a convolutional network by going through the following steps:

  • applying a zoom factor such that all images have the same resolution in millimeters
  • finding the region of interest and extracting a patch centered around it
  • data augmentation
  • contrast normalization

To find the correct zooming factor, we made use of the PixelSpacing metadata field, which specifies the image resolution. Further we will explain our approach to ROI detection and data augmentation.

Detecting the Region Of Interest through image segmentation techniques

We used classical computer vision techniques to find the left ventricle in the SAX slices. For each patient, the center and width of the ROI were determined by combining the information of all the SAX slices provided. The figure below shows an example of the result.

ROI extraction steps
ROI extraction steps

First, as was suggested in the Fourier based tutorial, we exploit the fact that each slice sequence captures one heartbeat and use Fourier analyses to extract an image that captures the maximal activity at the corresponding heartbeat frequency (same figure, second image).

From these Fourier images, we then extracted the center of the left ventricle by combining the Hough circle transform with a custom kernel-based majority voting approach across all SAX slices. First, for each fourier image (resulting from a single sax slice), the highest scoring Hough circles for a range of radii were found, and from all of those, the highest scoring ones were retained. , and the range of radii are metaparameters that severely affect the robustness of the ROI detected and were optimised manually. The third image in the figure shows an example of the best circles for one slice.

Finally, a ‘likelihood surface’ (rightmost image in figure above) was obtained by combining the centers and scores of the selected circles for all slices. Each circle center was used as the center for a Gaussian kernel, which was scaled with the circle score, and all these kernels were added. The maximum across this surface was selected as the center of the ROI. The width and height of the bounding box of all circles with centers within a maximal distance (another hyperparameter) of the ROI center were used as bounds for the ROI or to create an ellipsoidal mask as shown in the figure.

Given these ROIs in the SAX slices, we were able to find the ROIs in the 2Ch and 4Ch slices by projecting the SAX ROI centers onto the 2Ch and 4Ch planes.

Data augmentation

As always when using convnets on a problem with few training examples, we used tons of data augmentation. Some special precautions were needed, since we had to preserve the surface area. In terms of affine transformations, this means that only skewing, rotation and translation was allowed. We also added zooming, but we had to correct our volume labels when doing so! This helped to make the distirbution of labels more diverse.

Another augmentation here came in the form of shifting the images over the time axis. While systole was often found in the beginning of a sequence, this was not always the case. Augmenting this, by rolling the image tensor over the time axis, made the resulting model more robust against this noise in the dataset, while providing even more augmentation of our data.

Data augmentation was applied during the training phase to increase the number of training examples. We also applied the augmentations during the testing phase, and averaged predictions across the augmented versions of the same data sample.

Network architectures

We used convolutional neural networks to learn a mapping from the extracted image patches to systolic and diastolic volumes. During the competition, we played around a lot with both minor and major architectural changes. Our base architecture for most of our models was based on VGG-16.

As we already mentioned, we trained different models which can deal with different kinds of patients. There are roughly four different kinds of models we trained: single slice models, patient models, 2Ch models and 4Ch models.

Single slice models

Single slice models are models that take a single SAX slice as an input, and try to predict the systolic and diastolic volumes directly from it. The 30 frames were fed to the network as 30 different input channels. The systolic and diastolic networks shared the convolutional layers, but the dense layers were separated. The output of the network could be either a 600-way softmax (followed by a cumulative sum), or the mean and standard deviation of a Gaussian (followed by a layer computing the cdf of the Gaussian).

Although these models obviously have too little information to make a decent volume estimation, they benefitted hugely from test-time augmentation (TTA). During TTA, the model gets slices with different augmentations, and the outputs are averaged across augmenations and slices for each patient. Although this way of aggregating over SAX slices is suboptimal, it proved to be very robust to the relative positioning of the SAX slices, and is as such applicable to all patients.

Our single best single slice model achieved a local validation score of 0.0157 (after TTA), which was a reliable estimate for the public leaderboard score for these models. The approximate architecture of the slice models is shown on the following figure.

2Ch and 4Ch models

These models have a much more global view on the left ventricle of the heart than single SAX slice models. The 2Ch models also have the advantage of being applicable to every patient. Not every patient had a 4Ch slice. We used the same VGG-inspired architecture for these models. Individually, they achieved a similar validation score (0.0156) as was achieved by averaging over multiple sax slices. By ensembling only single slice, 2Ch and 4Ch models, we were able to achieve a score of 0.0131 on the public leaderboard.

Patient models

As opposed to single slice models, patient models try to make predictions based on the entire stack of (up to 25) SAX slices. In our first approaches to these models, we tried to process each slice separately using a VGG-like single slice network, followed by feeding the results to an overarching RNN in an ordered fashion. However, these models tended to overfit badly. Our solution to this problem consists of a clever way to merge predictions from multiple slices. Instead of having the network learn how to compute the volume based on the results of the individual slices, we designed a layer which combines the areas of consecutive cross-sections of the heart using a truncated cone approximation.

Basically, the slice models have to estimate the area (and standard deviation thereof) of the cross-section of the heart in a given slice . For each pair of consecutive slices and , we estimate the volume of the heart between them as , where is the distance between the slices. The total volume is then given by .

Ordering the SAX slices and finding the distance between them was achieved through looking at the SliceLocation metadata fields, but this field was not very reliable in finding the distance between slices, neither was the SliceThickness. We looked for the two slices that were furthest apart, drew a line between them, and projected every other slice onto this line. This way, we estimated the distance between two slices ourselves.

Our best single model achieved a local validation score of 0.0105 using this approach. This was no longer a good leaderboard estimation, since our local validation set contained relatively few outliers compared to the public leaderboard in the first round. The model had the following architecture:

Layer Type Size Output shape
Input layer   (8, 25, 30, 64, 64)*
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 64, 64)
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 64, 64)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 128, 32, 32)
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 32, 32)
Convolution 128 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 128, 32, 32)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 128, 16, 16)
Convolution 256 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 256, 16, 16)
Convolution 256 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 256, 16, 16)
Convolution 256 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 256, 16, 16)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 256, 8, 8)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 8, 8)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 8, 8)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 8, 8)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Convolution 512 filters of 3x3 (8, 25, 512, 4, 4)
Max pooling   (8, 25, 512, 2, 2)
Fully connected (S/D) 1024 units (8, 25, 1024)
Fully connected (S/D) 1024 units (8, 25, 1024)
Fully connected (S/D) 2 units (mu and sigma) (8, 25, 2)
Volume estimation (S/D)   (8, 2)
Gaussian CDF (S/D)   (8, 600)

* The first dimension is the batch size, i.e. the number of patients, the second dimension is the number of slices. If a patient had fewer slices, we padded the input and omitted the extra slices in the volume estimation.

Oftentimes, we did not train patient models from scratch. We found that initializing patient models with single slice models helps against overfitting, and severely reduces training time of the patient model.

The architecture we described above was one of the best for us. To diversify our models, some of the good things we tried include:

  • processing each frame separately, and taking the minimum and maximum at some point in the network to compute systole and diastole
  • sharing some of the dense layers between the systole and diastole networks as well
  • using discs to approximate the volume, instead of truncated cones
  • cyclic rolling layers
  • leaky RELUs
  • maxout units

One downside of the patient model approach was that these models assume that SAX slices nicely range from one end of the heart to the other. This was trivially not true for patients with very few (< 5) slices, but it was harder to detect automatically for some other outlier cases as in figure below, where something is wrong with the images or the ROI algorithm fails.

sax_12 sax_15 sax_17 sax_36 sax_37 sax_41
2Ch 4Ch

Training and ensembling

Error function. At the start of the competition, we experimented with various error functions, but we found optimising CRPS directly to work best.

Training algorithm. To train the parameters of our models, we used the Adam update rule (Kingma and Ba).

Initialization. We initialised all filters and dense layers orthogonally (Saxe et al.). Biases were initialized to small positive values to have more gradients at the lower layer in the beginning of the optimization. At the Gaussian output layers, we initialized the biases for mu and sigma such that initial predictions of the untrained network would fall in a sensible range.

Regularization. Since we had a low number of patients, we needed considerable regularization to prevent our models from overfitting. Our main approach was to augment the data and to add a considerable amount of dropout.

Validation

Since the trainset was already quite small, we kept the validation set small as well (83 patients). Despite this, our validation score remained pretty close to the leaderboard score. Also, in cases where it didn’t, it helped us identify issues in our models, namely problematic cases in the test set which were not represented in our validation set. We noticed for instance that quite some of our patient models had problems with patients with too few SAX slices (< 5).

Selectively train and predict

By looking more closely at the validation scores, we observed that most of the accumulated error was obtained by wrongly predicting only a couple of such outlier cases. At some point, being able to handle only a handful of these meant the difference between a leaderboard score of 0.0148 and 0.0132!

To mitigate such issues, we set up our framework such that each individual model could choose not to train on or predict a certain patient. For instance, models on patients’ SAX slices could choose not to predict patients with too few SAX slices, models which use the 4Ch slice would not predict for patients who don’t have this slice. We extended this idea further by developing expert models, which only trained and predicted for patients with either a small or a big heart (as determined by the ROI detection step). Further down the pipeline, our ensembling scripts would then take these non-predictions into account.

Ensembling and dealing with outliers

We ended up creating about 250 models throughout the competition. However, we knew that some of these models were not very robust to certain outliers or patients whose ROI we could not accurately detect. We came up with two different ensembling strategies that would deal with these kind of issues.

Our first ensembling technique followed the following steps:

  1. For each patient, we select the best way to average over the test time augmentations. Slice models often preferred a geometric averaging of distributions, whereas in general arithmetic averaging worked better for patient models.
  2. We average over the models by calculating each prediction’s KL-divergence from the average distribution, and the cross entropy of each single sample of the distribution. This means that models which are further away from the average distribution get more weight (since they are more certain). It also means samples of the distribution closer to the median-value of 0.5 get more weight. Each model also receives a model-specific weight, which is determined by optimizing these weights over the validation set.
  3. Since not all models predict all patients, it is possible for a model in the ensemble to not predict a certain patient. In this case, a new ensemble without these models is optimized, especially for this single patient. The method to do this is described in step 2.
  4. This ensemble is then used on every patient on the test-set. However, when a certain model’s average prediction disagrees too much with the average prediction of all models, the model is thrown out of the ensemble, and a new ensemble is optimized for this patient, as described in step 2. This meant that about ~75% of all patients received a new, ‘personalized’ ensemble.

Our second way of ensembling involves comparing an ensemble that is suboptimal, but robust to outliers, to an ensemble that is not robust to them. This approach is especially interesting, since it does not need a validation set to predict the test patients. It follows the following steps:

  1. Again, for each patient, we select the best way to average over the test time augmentations again.
  2. We combine the models by using a weighted average on the predictions, with the weights summing to one. These weights are determined by optimising them on the validation set. In case not all models provide a prediction for a certain patient, it is dropped for that patient and the weights of the other models are rescaled such that they again sum to one. This ensemble is not robust to outliers, since it contains patient models.
  3. We combine all 2Ch, 4Ch and slice models in a similar fashion. This ensemble is robust to outliers, but only contains less accurate models.
  4. We detect outliers by finding the patients where the two ensembles disagree the most. We measure disagreement using CRPS. If the CRPS exceeds a certain threshold for a patient, we assume it to be an outlier. We chose this threshold to be 0.02.
  5. We retrain the weights for the first ensemble, but omit the outliers from the validation set. We choose this ensemble to generate predictions for most of the patients, but choose the robust ensemble for the outliers.

Following this approach, we detected three outliers in the test set during phase one of the competition. Closer inspection revealed that for all of them either our ROI detection failed, or the SAX slices were not nicely distributed across the heart. Both ways of ensembling achieved similar scores on the public leaderboard. (0.0110)

Second round submissions

For the second round of the competition, we were allowed to retrain our models on the new labels (+ 200 patients). We were also allowed to plan two submissions. Of course, it was impossible to retrain all of our models during this single week. For this reason, we chose to only train our 44 best models, according to our ensembling scripts.

For our first submission, we splitted of a new validation set. The resulting models were combined using our first ensembling strategy.

For our second submission, we trained our models on the entire training set (i.e. there was no validation split). We assembled them using the second ensembling method. Since we had no validation set to optimise the weights of the ensemble, we computed the weights by training an ensemble on the models we trained with a validation split, and transferred them over.

Software and hardware

We used Lasagne, Python, Numpy and Theano to implement our solution, in combination with the cuDNN library. We also used PyCUDA for a few custom kernels. We made use of scikit-image for pre-processing and augmentation.

We trained our models on the NVIDIA GPUs that we have in the lab, which include GTX TITAN X, GTX 980, GTX 680 and Tesla K40 cards. We would like to thank Frederick Godin and Elias Vansteenkiste for lending us a few extra GPUs in the last week of the competition.

Conclusion

In this competition, we tried out different ways to preprocess data and combine information from different data sources, and thus, we learned a lot in this aspect. However, we feel that there is still a room for improvement. For example, we observed that most of our error still hails from a select group of patients. These include the ones for which our ROI extraction fails. In hindsight, hand-labeling the training data and training a network to do the ROI extraction would be a better approach, but we wanted to sidestep doing a lot of this kind of manual effort as much as possible. In the end, labeling the data would probably have been less time intensive.

UPDATE (March 23): the code is now available on GitHub: github.com/317070/kaggle-heart


          Predicting epileptic seizures      Cache   Translate Page      

The American Epilepsy Society Seizure Prediction Challenge ended a few days ago, and I finished 10th out of 504 teams. In this post I will briefly outline the problem and my solution.

The problem

Epilepsy is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorders. It is characterized by the occurrence of spontaneous seizures, and to make matters even worse nearly 30% of patients cannot control their seizures with medication. In such cases, seizure forecasting systems are vitally important. Their purpose is to trigger a warning when a probability of the forthcoming seizure exceeds a predefined threshold, so patients have time to plan their activities.

As a primary challenge towards building a seizure prediction device is the ability to classify between pre-seizure and non-seizure states of the brain activity measured with the EEG. Further, we will use a term preictal to denote a pre-seizure state and interictal for a normal EEG data without any signs of seizure activity.

Preictal state in our setting was defined to be one hour before the seizure onset with a 5-minute horizon.

An example of a preictal EEG record (3 channels out of 16, picture from Kaggle)
An example of a preictal EEG record (3 channels out of 16, picture from Kaggle)

For each 10-minute clip from preictal or interictal one-hour sequence, we were asked to assign a probability that a given clip is preictal. In the training data the timing of each clip was known. However it wasn’t given for the test data clips, so we couldn’t use the timing information when building a classifier.

The evaluation metric was the area under the ROC curve (AUC) calculated for seven available subjects as one big group. It implied an additional challenge since predictions from subject-specific models in general were not well calibrated. Training a single classifier for all subject a priori could not work better because brain activity is a highly individual. The global AUC metric required additional robustness against the choice of the classification threshold, which is crucial in seizure forecasting systems.

The solution: convnets

The idea of using convnets for EEG was inspired by the research of Sander Dieleman. In his case, the audio signal was one-dimensional, unlike the EEG signal, which had 15-24 channels depending on the subject. Therefore, the information from different channels has to be combined in some way. I tried various convnets architectures, however, most success I could get when merging features from different channels in the very first layer.

The input features itself were very simple and similar to those in Howbert et al., 2014: EEG signal was partitioned into nonoverlapping 1 min frames and transformed with DFT. The resulted amplitude spectrum was averaged within 6 frequency bands: delta (0.1-4 Hz), theta (4-8 Hz), alpha (8-12 Hz), beta (12-30 Hz), low­gamma (30-70 Hz) and high­gamma (70-180 Hz). Thus, the dimension of the data clip was equal to (channels frequency bands time frames). Additionally in some models I used standard deviation of the signal computed in the same time windows as DFT.

An example of a convnet architecture
An example of a convnet architecture

Its first layer (C1) performs convolution in a time dimension over all N channels and all 6 frequency bands, so the shape of its filters is . C1 has 16 feature maps each of shape . The second layer (C2) performs convolution with 32 filters of size . C2 is followed by a global temporal pooling layer GP3, which computes the following statistics: mean, maximum, minimum, variance, geometrical mean, norm over 9 values in each feature map from C2. GP3 is fully connected with 128 units in F4 layer. C1 and C2 layers were composed of ReLUs; tanh activation was used in the hidden layer.

I used Python, Theano, NumPy and SciPy to implement the solution. Since I didn’t have a GPU, I trained everything on CPU, which usually took 2-6 hours to train all individual models for 175K gradient updates with ADADELTA.

Model averaging

As a final model I used a geometric mean of the predictions (normalized to 0-1 range for each subject) obtained from 11 convnets with different hyperparameters: number of feature maps or hidden units in each layer, strides in convolutional layers, amount of dropout and weight decay, etc. Models were also trained on different data, for example, I could take DFT in 0.5 or 2 minute windows or change the frequency bands partition by dividing large gamma bands into two. To augment the training set I took the overlaps between consecutive clips in the same one-hour sequence, regretfully I didn’t do it real-time.

Results

In the middle of the competition organizers decided to allow use of the test data to calibrate the predictions. I used the simplest form of calibration: unity-based normalization of per-subject predictions. This could improve the AUC on about 0.01. So the final ensemble, where each of 11 models was calibrated, obtained 0.81087 on public and 0.78354 on private datasets. Models averaging was essential to reduce the probability of an unpleasant surprise on the private LB. After the private scores had become available, I found out that some models with relatively high public scores had unexpectedly low private scores and vice versa. A possible explanation I will give in the next section.

Pitfalls of the EEG

In this competition one could easily overfit to the public test set, which explains a large shake up between public and private leaderboard standings. Moreover, a tricky cross-validation could track the test score with varying success, and simple validation wasn’t even supposed to work. So what is the reason for this phenomena?

The problem lies in the properties of the EEG data: clips, which are close in time are more similar to one another than to the distant clips because brain activity constantly changes. This can be showed via t-SNE. If we take all preprocessed data clips (train and test) from one subject, transform them with PCA into vectors with 50 components and take a few sequences it would look like the plot below. Here we can see three clusters of six 10-minute clips (with some outliers), which correspond to different preictal EEG hours.

t-SNE visualization of the preictal clips from 3 one-hour sequences.
t-SNE visualization of the preictal clips from 3 one-hour sequences.

Obviously, if the classifier is trained on 5 clips from a green sequence, it is easier to make a correct predictions for the 6th green clip rather than for yellow or red clip from another sequence. Sadly, but in many papers I’ve seen on seizure prediction, this fact is oftenly neglected. Many authors report cross-validation or validation results, which are unlikely to be as optimistic at test time, when the device is actually implanted in one’s brain.

Conclusions

This competition outlined a lot of open questions in the field of seizure prediction. These problems are solvable, so epilepsy patients hopefully could get reliable seizure advisory systems in the nearest future.

The competition was a basis for my thesis, which can be found in my GitHub repository along with its code.


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De OOG-app is de bron voor het laatste nieuws uit de Stad, maar ook de plek waar je uitzendingen en reportages kunt bekijken.

Tevens maakt deze app van iedere gebruiker een verslagger. Met de functie OOGgetuige kan je foto's en video's gemakkelijk en snel naar OOG sturen. Je deelt jouw indrukken en daarmee breng je onze stad op jouw manier in beeld. Wij zorgen er vervolgens voor dat de door jou gemaakte foto’s en/of video’s een groot publiek krijgt. Je kunt de beelden terug zien op onze app, website, social media en misschien ook op TV!

Omroep Organisatie Groningen is dé lokale publieke multimedia-instelling voor alle inwoners van de gemeente Groningen. OOG staat voor haar journalistieke uitgangspunten, maar wil ook eigenzinnig en tegendraads kunnen zijn. OOG wil de burgers informeren over alles wat er in de stad gebeurt.

Je komt ons op TV, radio en op de sociale media tegen. En we zijn natuurlijk ook bereikbaar via onze website en app. OOG is van, voor en door Stadjers gemaakt. Naast een omroep is OOG een brede maatschappelijke instelling die behalve van betaalde krachten gebruik maakt van vrijwilligers.

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          Crecimiento intrauterino retardado: qué consecuencias tiene que el bebé crezca menos de lo normal en el embarazo      Cache   Translate Page      

Cir

Durante el embarazo puede darse el caso de que el bebé crezca menos de lo normal. Es lo que se conoce como "crecimiento intrauterino retardado o restringido" (CIR), que se produce en un ocho por ciento de los embarazos, a menudo por problemas con la placenta.

El diagnóstico de un CIR llega a través de una ecografía y supone un duro golpe para los padres, pues surgen dudas y miedos sobre la salud y el desarrollo de su hijo. Hoy vamos a saber más acerca del crecimiento intrauterino retardado, por qué se produce y qué consecuencias tiene para el bebé.

¿Cuáles son sus causas?

Hay tres posibles causas por las que puede producirse un crecimiento retardado del bebé dentro del útero:

  • Por un lado estarían las causas de origen materno, tales como el consumo de tabaco, alcochol, ciertos medicamentos y drogas durante el embarazo, la edad de la madre (ser menor de 16 años o mayor de 35), una mala nutrición o ciertas enfermedades como la diabetes pregestacional, la preemclampsia o el síndrome antifosfolipídico.

  • Por otro lado hablaríamos de causas placentarias, que hacen referencia a un mal funcionamiento de la placenta a la hora de transportar oxígeno y alimento al bebé.

  • Y por último también estarían las causas de origen fetal, tales como alteraciones genéticas o cromosómicas, infecciones (toxoplasma, sífilis, rubeola, citomegalovirus, herpes simple) y gestaciones múltiples.

Además, se ha asociado un mayor riesgo de retardo en el crecimiento en los casos de mujeres que ya tuvieron un embarazo previo con CIR. En este caso, las probabilidades parecen elevarse al 29 por ciento, frente a un nueve por ciento si el hijo previo no es CIR.

Las causas placentarias suelen ser las más comunes, aunque en un 40 por ciento de los casos nunca se llega a conocer la causa concreta.

Dependiendo de los factores implicados en este retraso, el feto puede ser simétricamente pequeño o tener una cabeza del tamaño normal para su edad gestacional, mientras que el resto de su cuerpo es pequeño. En este sentido, se describen tres tipos de retraso del crecimiento intrauterino, de los que ya os hablamos de manera detallada hace un tiempo.

¿Cómo y cuándo se diagnostica?

A lo largo de los distintos controles que se suceden durante el embarazo, el médico podrá determinar si el bebé está creciendo con normalidad dentro del útero. La prueba principal para vigilar este crecimiento es la ecografía, que permite tomar una serie de medidas del feto para poder valorar su peso.

La ecografía también sirven para determinar la cantidad de líquido amniótico y los movimientos que realiza el bebé, porque algunos bebés con retraso de crecimiento intrauterino presentan una disminución de la cantidad de líquido amniótico y de los movimientos.

Si se detecta que el bebé es pequeño, las exploraciones ecográficas pasarán a realizarse con mayor frecuencia, y habrá que hacer una ecografía Doppler como prueba complementaria con el fin de vigilar en todo momento el bienestar fetal. Pero es importante señalar que sólo una tercera parte de los bebés pequeños presentan CIR.

Según la Sociedad Española de Ginecología y Obstetricia (SEGO), un retraso grave precoz se suele detectar a las 27 semanas, pero éste afecta solamente a un uno por ciento de los embarazos. El resto, más moderado, se diagnostica a partir de las 32-34 semanas, en la ecografía del tercer trimestre.

¿Qué hacer ante el diagnóstico de CIR?

El diagnóstico de un crecimiento intrauterino retardado no tiene porqué estar asociado inevitablamente con la finalización de la gestación o la provocación del parto, pues esto sólo debe hacerse cuando el riesgo a que el bebé permanezca dentro del útero sea mayor al riesgo de que nazca de manera prematura.

En los casos de CIR tardío, lo único que se puede hacer es vigilarlo para que no produzca ninguna complicación en la última etapa del embarazo, pero en casos graves o en aquellos en los que se detecten problemas en la placenta, hay que adelantar el parto.

La forma de dar a luz a un bebé con CIR dependerá no sólo de sus semanas de gestación sino de su estado general, pues en casos de bebés muy prematuros o con serias afectaciones de la placenta, se optará por realizar una cesárea.

Ya ya por último cabe mencionar que, según podemos leer en el Protocolo de Actuación CIR de la Junta de Andalucía, hasta la fecha, ante un diagnóstico de CIR no hay nada que la madre pueda hacer para mejorar las condiciones de crecimiento de su bebé en el útero. Medidas como reposo en cama, incremento calórico, protéico, y/o vitamínico, o cierta medicación, parecen haber resultado ineficaces.

¿Cuál es el desarrollo posterior de un bebé con CIR?

Bebe

Una vez nacido el bebé con CIR, su desarrollo y evolución dependerá de múltiples factores, entre los que se encuentra la causa que produjo el CIR, el momento de la gestación en que se produjo, y la nutrición post-natal que reciba.

Al comparar el desarrollo de un bebé con CIR con otro nacido a término con el peso y la talla adecuados, se observan ciertas diferencias significativas en el desarrollo psicomotor, así como una mayor predisposición a padecer enfermedades en la edad adulta como diabetes, problemas renales o hipertensión arterial.

En cualquier caso, el pediatra de atención primaria será quien deba controlar de manera exhaustiva el crecimiento y desarrollo del bebé CIR, prestando especial atención a su evolución en los primeros años de vida.

Fotos | iStock

Vía | Science Direct

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Security researchers Placebo and Kevin Beaumont have discovered a Magecart malware infection in the Feedify JavaScript library used by thousands of eCommerce websites. Feedify is customer engagement tool that boasts of reaching 1 billion devices worldwide and the Magecart malware steals credit cards. According to Bleeping Computer, another security researcher, RiskIQ's own Yonathan Klijnsma verified that the Feedify stream is still infected. RiskIQ alleges that the Magecart group is responsible for the Ticketmaster and British Airways hacks. In order to use the Feedify service, e-commerce sites need to add a Feedify JavaScript script to their site. If the Feedify script is compromised with MageCart, any visitors who go to e-commerce site that uses the Feedify script will also load the malicious code. Discussion
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A Germantown physician received an eight-year prison sentence Tuesday for 26 counts arising from nearly $1.4 million in kickbacks and fraudulent billing as well as a plan to defraud the United States of more than $2.1 million in taxes, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore. Atif Babar Malik, 48, will […]

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The much maligned PC gaming sector has received a boost in a new survey conducted by EEDAR. According to the 2018 Gamer Segmentation Report conducted on 5,000 US gamers, mobile gaming is the number one way to play games as 90% of those surveyed chose that option. But then it gets interesting as 52% of US gamers also chose PC gaming as a source of entertainment. Only 43% of respondents chose console gaming as an option and a mere 9% said that they used handhelds. The Nintendo Switch was listed as a console in the survey even though it can be a handheld device. Thanks @ontariotl for the impressive video from the watercooling section of [H]ardforum. "Over the past several years, mobile gamers have been a key segment for the games industry to target with marketing spend because of the sheer size and diversity of the audience, as well as the amount of time invested in gaming on this platform," EEDAR head of consumer research Dr. Heather Nofziger said. "While there continues to be opportunity for growth in mobile, the real potential for growth lies with getting the other groups increasingly involved in gaming across platforms that they may not have considered using for gaming in the past." Discussion
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          Saron Gebresellassi: 'We are absolutely capable of getting more votes than John Tory and Jennifer Keesmaat'      Cache   Translate Page      
Phillip Dwight Morgan
Photo credit: Wooden Panda

When registration for Toronto's mayoral election opened on May 1, Saron Gebresellassi was one of four candidates to add her name to the list. A proud alumnus of WomenWinTO, an organization that trains women from diverse backgrounds to run for political office, Gebresellassi spent more than a year planning her run and boasts over a decade of community organizing experience. She says that her decision to run was not only about bringing a progressive agenda to Toronto but was also a response to the many communities that have been encouraging her to run for years. "I have ties to so many communities that have never seen political representation at City Hall ever and so that was a big driving force for me," says Gebresellassi.

A human rights lawyer who speaks seven languages including American Sign Language, Gebresellassi has represented or provided counsel to many clients experiencing discrimination based on family status, immigration status, gender, ability, and race. She maintains strong connections with people incarcerated in facilities such as the Toronto South and Toronto East Detention Centres, which she says constitute a large part of her support base. While the people incarcerated in these facilities cannot vote in the upcoming municipal election, Gebresellassi asserts, "they are all part of family units that do." For Gebresellassi, the respect and trust earned by a proven track record of advocacy and deep roots in community are critical to victory: "I know that we have the numbers to win the election with, just for example, the Eritrean community, the Ethiopian community, the Somali community, the Latino community, the deaf community."

Gebresellassi draws inspiration for her first electoral campaign from the recent victory of 28-year-old Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez in New York's Democratic Primary. Ocasio-Cortez, a Latina organizer in the Bronx and socialist, shocked political observers by unseating 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley in June. For many,  Ocasio-Cortez's breakthrough victory signalled a desire for progressive policy-making and social change that may hold implications north of the border. "She has zero electoral experience and zero campaign experience on her own behalf and she unseated Jim Crowley," observes Gebresellassi. "I saw so many parallels with what we're achieving here in Toronto with the mayoral campaign."

Gebresellassi's platform

Gebresellassi is running a "Toronto for all" platform focused on six key points which she has dubbed "the six for the 6ix." The points include the right to housing, right to transit, right to fair allocation of city resources, right to employment outside the downtown core, the right to mental health and accessibility, and the right to diversity in city politics and hiring.

With respect to housing, Gebresellassi is calling for a specific focus on purpose-built rental housing, greater development of affordable co-op housing, and improved institutional support for refugees and their families. Gebressellassi also believes that creating a clear definition of "affordable housing" is critical, as it will address inconsistencies within and between all levels of government that effectively mask the severity of  Toronto's housing crisis.

On employment, Gebresellassi calls for waiving business registration fees and commercial property taxes for a set period of time in order to incentivize and stimulate economic growth outside the downtown core. This process would also include targeted grant programs to assist business owners with hiring new workers in those areas, bringing much needed economic development to many Toronto communities.

Gebresellassi advocates a shift toward free transit, noting that many people in the city cannot afford public transportation in Toronto. She describes the current system as "punitive" and presents her own community of York-South Weston as an example of this. "I know right here in Weston Road, people in our community don't leave Weston Road. They won't hop on the UP Express which will take you right downtown, because it's $5.25 or something like that," she says.

For Gebresallassi, free transit will not only address climate change and gridlock, and reduce road maintenance costs, but will also make the city and its many events more accessible.

A city divided

Each of these points speaks to the many ways that Toronto has become a city divided, a city of immense income polarization, geographically segregated along lines of race and class. These divisions are also apparent in the media coverage that has characterized the lead-up to the election. In the four months since registration opened, the list of mayoral candidates has grown from four names to 35, yet coverage has remained squarely focused upon two candidates, current mayor John Tory and former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat.

Even before Keesmaat announced that she was running, mere hours before registration closed, she had already received more coverage than all candidates combined. Articles speculating about whether she would run and her potential for success quickly outnumbered those focused on registered candidates and their platforms. The result has been an election in which many key issues have yet to receive attention, and a public discourse desperately in need of invigoration.

Gebresellasi recently attended the annual National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference, a gathering of Black journalists, students, and media professionals from across the United States. Reflecting upon her campaign, which has generated interest in the U.S. and in Eritrea, Gebresellassi says "[it's] bizarre in some ways that our campaign gets received more in the press in foreign countries than in my home city." She acknowledges that the dearth of Black journalists in Toronto and in Canada not only affects the coverage of Black mayoral candidates but also raises questions about the coverage Black diplomats and dignitaries receive when visiting Toronto: "I worry because the Canadian media, white media, have a way of shrinking Black leaders who are really renowned nationally and internationally. The Canadian media have a way of just erasing them."

To date, the city of Toronto has never elected a person of colour as mayor. As WomenWinTo points out on their website, "Out of 45 elected officials, there are only six Councillors who are racialized, only one of whom is a racialized woman, and less than a third of Council are women. There are no Black, Indigenous, trans, or disabled women on Toronto City Council."

Despite these challenges, Gebresellassi remains confident that she can win:

 "The path to victory is very clear from my perspective. It really means getting more votes than my main contender who I've identified as John Tory. There's of course Jennifer Keesmaat who's in the race and there's other candidates as well but really it's about mobilizing the grassroots and getting more votes. So, while it is a major challenge for our community, it is not rocket science. I've been saying this to our community over and over again: we are absolutely capable of getting more votes than John Tory and Jennifer Keesmaat."

For more on  Saron Gebresellassi's platform, please visit https://saronformayor.ca

Phillip Dwight Morgan was the recipient of the first Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship, supported by rabble.ca and the Institute for Change Leaders. He is a Toronto-based journalist, poet, and researcher. 

This is the first part in rabble's "Toronto Votes 2018" series, which will cover the 2018 Toronto election. Follow the series here.

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          Does Senator Heitkamp Condone Her Talk Radio Host Brother’s Ugly Comments About President Trump?      Cache   Translate Page      

A major part of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election campaign has been posturing herself as an ally of President Donald Trump. From the earliest days of the marketing campaign to re-elect her, Heitkamp has touted that she’s voted with Trump more than half of the time. For a while Democrats and left wing commentators even tried...

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          Podcast: Earl Pomeroy, Janne Myrdal, Mac Schneider      Cache   Translate Page      

It was a busy day for guests on the radio show today. Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy joined me to talk about his on-going criticism of the lawsuit against Obamacare. Republican state Senator Janne Myrdal of District 10 joined me to talk about her difficulties in getting a meeting with Senator “work with anyone” Heitkamp. U.S....

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          Reported Cost of Implementing Recreational Marijuana Measure Seems Inflated      Cache   Translate Page      

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Today the Legislative Management Committee in Bismarck is receiving a report on the fiscal impacts of the four measures on the statewide ballot. You can read the agenda for the meeting here. That PDF contains links to the reports on all of the measures. The report on Measure 3, to legalize recreational marijuana, is the...

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          We Can’t Make Free Speech a Popularity Contest      Cache   Translate Page      

Recently a reader contacted me to say that Facebook was doing something strange with a SayAnythingBlog.com link posted to Facebook. He sent me a screenshot (see it over there on the right) of questions the social media platform was asking him about the content. “Just letting you know Facebook asked me to do a survey...

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          Soybeans Are Going to Be a Real Problem for Republican Candidates Cramer and Armstrong      Cache   Translate Page      

Mike Dahlen holds a sample of soybeans from his Northwood, N.D., farm. Forum file photo

“Elevators in the eastern portion of the state have pulled their bids for soybeans,” Dr. Frayne Olson, a crop economics expert from North Dakota State University, tells the Williston Herald. “There is literally no price for soybeans.” Right now Olson said there is only a small number of elevators in our region where this is...

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          CNN Reports That North Dakota Senate Race Is Trending Toward Cramer      Cache   Translate Page      

Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks while President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo in June. David Samson / The Forum

I was remiss in not posting about this earlier, but over the weekend CNN released new ratings for the Senate races and they see North Dakota moving toward a Republican pick up. CNN has shifted Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election battle against GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer in the North Dakota Senate race from “toss-up” to “leans...

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          Print Column: Trump’s Next Visit to North Dakota Should Be to Indian Country      Cache   Translate Page      

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MINOT, N.D. — “What have you got to lose?” That was President Donald Trump’s entreaty to North Dakota’s Native American voters during a recent visit to Fargo in support of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It’s an echo of a similar argument Trump has made to black voters, and as...

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          Podcast: Remembering 9/11, Making the Tax Cuts Permanent, and Should Trump Go to Indian Country?      Cache   Translate Page      

On the radio show today, we talked about the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Mattie Duppler, senior fellow from the National Taxpayer’s Union, joined me to talk about Republican efforts to make the Trump tax cuts permanent (and what the political implications might be for North Dakota). I also made the case for Trump...

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          Angry Pipeline Protesters Use Threats and Shouting to Shut Down Regulatory Meeting on Line 3 Project      Cache   Translate Page      

Protesters disrupt a meeting of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Facebook

Today the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission was set to consider whether or not Enbridge had met certain conditions for regulatory approval of their Line 3 replacement project. Unfortunately the PUC never got to act one way or another because the meeting was shut down by crude, shouting, disruptive thugs who probably look pretty familiar, in...

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          Fonterra holds milk price forecast at $6.75; forecasts earnings per share of 25c-35c this year; to review investments including Beingmate; full year loss of $196 million reported      Cache   Translate Page      

By David Hargreaves

Fonterra's putting various aspects of its business - including the ill-starred investment in China's Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co - up for review after reporting an after-tax loss of $196 million for the financial year to July.

For the year ahead the dairy co-operative is sticking with its farmgate milk price forecast of $6.75 per kilogram of milk solids (which was reduced from $7 last month), while it is forecasting earnings per share for the financial year ahead of 25c-35c.

The final milk price in the year just finished was $6.69, which with a dividend of 10c (which has already been paid at the half-year mark), gives a return of $6.79.

Fonterra says it will re-evaluate all investments, major assets and partnerships to ensure they still meet the Co-operative’s needs today.

"This will involve a thorough analysis of whether they directly support the strategy, are hitting their target return on capital and whether it can scale them up and grow more value over the next two-three years.

"This will start with a strategic review of the Co-operative’s investment in Beingmate."

Last month Fonterra made a late cut to the milk price for the just finished season and slashed the dividend forecast.

Then a few days later the co-operative said it was putting the search for a new CEO on ice, and was appointing long-time Fonterra staffer Miles Hurrell as interim CEO. While the initial appointment of Hurrell described him as 'interim' CEO, all the materials released by Fonterra on Thursday, including the annual review, refer to him simply as 'CEO'. 

Theo Spierings, who stood down as CEO during the year, attracted a reasonable level of controversy regarding his salary. His total remuneration generated in 2017 was given as $8.3 million. This included short and long term incentives that would not have been paid in the 2017 financial year.

For the 2018 financial year, the annual review gives Spierings' fixed salary as just under $2.463 million (same as previous year), with 'benefits' of $103,275 (down from $242,340). Interestingly, in a year in which the business he was running lost $196 million, Spierings was granted $979,702 in 'short term incentive' payments (down from $1,182,144).

In what is much fuller disclosure of the CEO's salary this year, Fonterra says: "The STI value of the CEO’s remuneration is set at 60% of fixed remuneration if all targets are achieved. For the 2018 Financial year, the CEO realised a total STI payment of $979,702 ($1,182,144 in 2017 Financial Year). This is against a target of $1,477,680. The board has approved this STI outcome and payment will be made in October 2018."

There was no long term incentive earnings achieved in the past year.

All this means in terms of earnings, Spierings generated just under $3.546 million in the 2018 year. There's no mention of termination benefits, which would presumably be paid in the next financial year.

Monaghan has only been in the hot seat as chairman since late July, replacing John Wilson, who stood down after a health scare but whose suitability to stay in the job had been questioned after the numerous Fonterra misadventures over particularly the past 12 months.

Monaghan says at $6.75 per kgMS the forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2018/19 season is the third consecutive year of strong milk prices.

"That’s good for farmers and for rural economies where farmers spend 46 cents of every dollar they earn."

One of the co-operative's main priorities for the coming year is "ensuring more accurate forecasting"

Fonterra says the business "will be run on more realistic forecasts" with a clear line of sight on potential opportunities as well as the risks. It will also be clear on its assumptions, so farmers and unitholders know exactly where they stand and can make the decisions that are right for them and their businesses.

In terms of the detail of the financial performance in the past year, the net loss after tax was $196 million (compared with a profit of $745 million last year), while "normalised" earnings before interest and tax were $902 million, down 22%, the co-operative’s gearing ratio blipped up sharply from 44.3% last year to 48.4% and return on capital was 6.3%, down from 8.3%.

Fonterra's recent trim to the milk price payout for the year gone was in order to shore up the balance sheet.

CEO Miles Hurrell says Fonterra's business performance must improve.

“There’s no two ways about it, these results don’t meet the standards we need to live up to. In FY18, we did not meet the promises we made to farmers and unitholders,” says Mr Hurrell.

“At our interim results, we expected our performance to be weighted to the second half of the year. We needed to deliver an outstanding third and fourth quarter, after an extremely strong second quarter for sales and earnings – but that didn’t happen.”

Hurrell says that in addition to the previously reported $232 million payment to Danone relating to the arbitration, and $439 million write down on Fonterra’s Beingmate investment, there were four main reasons for the Co-operative’s poor earnings performance.

“First, forecasting is never easy but ours proved to be too optimistic.

"Second, butter prices didn’t come down as we anticipated, which impacted our sales volumes and margins.

"Third, the increase in the forecast Farmgate Milk Price late in the season, while good for farmers, put pressure on our margins.

"And fourth, operating expenses were up in some parts of the business and, while this was planned, it was also based on delivering higher earnings than we achieved. 

“Even allowing for the payment to Danone and the write down on Beingmate, which collectively account for 3.2% of the increase in the gearing ratio, our performance is still down on last year.”

Monaghan says Fonterra is being clear with farmers and unitholders on what it will take for the co-operative to achieve the forecast earnings guidance.

“For the first time we are sharing some business unit specific forecasts. Among others, these see the Ingredients and Consumer and Foodservice businesses achieving an EBIT of between $850 million and $950 million, and between $540 million and $590 million, respectively.”

“FY19 is about lifting the performance of our co-operative.

“We are taking a close look at the Co-operative’s current portfolio and direction to see where change is needed to do things faster, reduce costs and deliver higher returns on our capital investments.

“This includes an assessment of all of the Co-operative’s investments, major assets and partnerships against our strategy and target return on capital.

“You can expect to see strict discipline around cost control and respect for farmers’ and unitholders’ invested capital. That’s our priority.”

Here's the financial highlights as given by Fonterra:

• Total Cash Payout for 2017/18 season: $6.79 
o Farmgate Milk Price $6.69 per kgMS 
o Dividend of 10 cents per share 
• New Zealand milk collections: 1,505 million kgMS, down 1% 
• Sales volumes: 22.2 billion Liquid Milk Equivalents (LME), down 3% 
• Normalised sales revenue: $20.4 billion, up 6% 
• Net loss after tax: $196 million 
• Normalised EBIT: $902 million, down 22% 
• Normalised gross margin: 15.4%, down from 16.9% 
• Return on capital: 6.3%, down from 8.3% 
• Normalised earnings per share: 24 cents 
• Gearing ratio: 48.4%, up from 44.3% 
• FY19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price: $6.75 per kgMS 
• FY19 forecast earnings per share range: 25-35 cents

 See here for the full dairy industry payout history. 


          Compensação da Reserva Legal: saiba como funciona       Cache   Translate Page      
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A Reserva Legal, conforme disposto no Código Florestal, é uma área localizada no interior da propriedade rural na qual deve ser mantida cobertura vegetal nativa, com o objetivo de associar o uso econômico da propriedade e a preservação do meio ambiente.

Os percentuais mínimos exigidos são de 80% dos imóveis localizados na região da Amazônia Legal; 35% dos imóveis localizados em área de Cerrado; e 20% dos demais imóveis do país.

Os imóveis rurais que não mantêm os percentuais mínimos de Reserva Legal são classificados como irregulares e estão sujeitos a penalidades e impossibilitados de serem objeto de licenciamentos e financiamentos rurais.

A regularização da área de Reserva Legal pode ser alcançada através da implementação de projeto de recuperação da área desmatada e até de regeneração natural da vegetação nativa, mediante aprovação do órgão ambiental competente.

Leia também: 
>> Produtor rural tem de receber compensação ao preservar, defende ANA
>> O desafio hídrico: fazendas podem melhorar a eficiência no uso das águas?

Contudo, na prática, é sabido que os projetos de recuperação de área desmatada são complexos e muito caros ao produtor rural. Os programas de recuperação de áreas desmatadas, seja de Reserva Legal ou de Preservação Permanente, estão estruturados pelo Código Florestal de forma a obrigar o detentor do imóvel rural a declarar as áreas degradadas e preservadas ao Cadastro Ambiental Rural  (CAR) e a aderir ao Programa de Recuperação Ambiental (PRA), criado pelo Estado de situação de seu imóvel.

A despeito dos seis anos de vigência do Código Florestal, o PRA não está regulamentado na maioria dos Estados, o que gera incertezas na elaboração e aprovação dos projetos pelos órgãos ambientais.

O Código Florestal traz alternativas para a regularização da área de Reserva Legal através do instituto da compensação, admitida em quatro modalidades distintas: (I) aquisição de cota de reserva ambiental (CRA); (II) arrendamento sob regime de servidão ambiental ou excedente; (III) doação ao poder público de área em interior de unidade de conservação pública; e (IV) uso de excedente de outro imóvel próprio ou adquirido de terceiro.

Assim, de forma equilibrada, a legislação permite que haja a compensação entre imóveis com excedentes de áreas nativas preservadas e deficitários, respeitados os conceitos de adequação ao meio ambiente.

O mercado de compensação, embora ainda incipiente, se mostra como importante alternativa ao produtor rural para alcançar a regularidade do seu imóvel, com menor custo e com sustentabilidade.

No que tange ao CRA, ainda é necessário evoluir, porque, em recente julgamento sobre o Código Florestal, o Supremo Tribunal Federal manteve a incerteza sobre essa alternativa, ao exigir que as áreas a serem compensadas tenham identidade biológica, sem definir o conceito.
Já a compensação por arrendamento ou área excedente de outro imóvel, ainda que sob algumas incertezas de acordo com cada Estado, se mostra implementável através dos atos declaratórios realizados junto ao CAR e formalização de instrumentos particulares entre os envolvidos.

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Isso porque, feitas as análises de compatibilidades entre as áreas compensáveis, caberá aos detentores dos imóveis declarar o ato de compensação aos órgãos competentes e aguardar sua aprovação, suspendendo assim a aplicação de penalidades por ausência de Reserva Legal.

A exigência da área de Reserva Legal é necessária ao equilíbrio entre a exploração do imóvel e a preservação do meio ambiente. Veio para ficar. Os métodos de compensação são um importante mecanismo para os produtores rurais atenderem à legislação vigente, além de fomentarem o mercado imobiliário de áreas rurais.

*Viviane Castilho é advogada, responsável pela área de direito societário da Guedes Nunes, Oliveira e Roquim - Sociedade de Advogados. Este artigo foi publicado originalmente em junho de 2018, na edição nº 392 da Revista Globo Rural. **Colaborou Luiz Ernesto de Oliveira, sócio responsável pela área de direito societário da Guedes Nunes, Oliveira e Roquim - Sociedade de Advogados.

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'วันนอร์-ทวี สอดส่อง' นำทีมจดจัดตั้งพรรคประชาชาติ กับ กกต. หวัง 20 ส.ส. ย้ำนโยบายและจุดยืน ไม่เอา คสช. ไม่เอารัฐประหาร ไม่เอา นายกฯ คนนอก ยันไม่ใช่นอมินีของพรรคเพื่อไทย ขณะที่ 'ภูมิใจไทย' ยื่นฟ้อง 'แรมโบ้อีสาน' กล่าวหาซื้อเสียง

ที่มาภาพ เฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ วันมูหะมัดนอร์ มะทา 

12 ก.ย.2561 วันนี้ เมื่อเวลา 13.30 น. ที่สำนักงานคณะกรรมการการเลือกตั้ง (กกต.) กลุ่มจัดตั้งพรรคประชาชาติ นำโดย วันมูหะมัดนอร์ มะทา ว่าที่ หัวหน้าพรรคฯ และ พ.ต.อ.ทวี สอดส่อง ว่าที่เลขาธิการพรรคฯ พร้อมด้วยผู้ร่วมก่อตั้งพรรค ประมาณ 10 คน เดินทางมายื่นเอกสารและหลักฐานเพิ่มเติม ในการจดทะเบียนพรรคการเมืองอย่างเป็นทางการ ทั้งนี้กลุ่มจัดตั้งพรรคฯ นำรายชื่อผู้ร่วมก่อตั้งพรรคฯ ประมาณ 1,000 รายชื่อ มายื่นต่อ กตต. เพื่อทำการตรวจสอบตามขั้นตอน

วันมูหะมัดนอร์ ได้ให้สัมภาษณ์ต่อสื่อมวลชนว่า นโยบายและจุดยืนของพรรคฯ คือไม่เอา คสช. ไม่เอารัฐประหาร ไม่เอา นายกฯ คนนอก ทั้งนี้พรรคประชาชาติไม่ได้แยก หรือเป็นนอมินีของพรรคเพื่อไทย ซึ่งพรรคฯ มีความหลากหลาย มีจุดยืนที่ชัดเจน โดยพรรคฯ ต้องการเก้าอี้ ส.ส. จำนวน 20 ที่นั่ง 
ด้านนายทะเบียน และ เจ้าหน้าที่ กกต. ระบุว่า จะต้องใช้เวลาในการตรวจสอบเอกสาร หลักฐานอย่างน้อย 45 วัน จากนั้น วันมูหะมัดนอร์ พร้อมผู้ร่วมก่อตั้งพรรคฯ เดินทางกลับ

'ภูมิใจไทย' ยื่นฟ้อง 'แรมโบ้อีสาน' กล่าวหาซื้อเสียง

ขณะที่ ศุภชัย ใจสมุทร รองเลขาธิการพรรคภูมิใจไทย ได้โพสต์ข้อความผ่านเฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ 'ศุภชัย ใจสมุทร พรรคภูมิใจไทย' โดยระบุว่าทางพรรคภูมิใจไทยได้ยื่นฟ้องคดีอาญา สุภรณ์ อัตถาวงศ์ ต่อศาลจังหวัดนครราชสีมาในข้อหาหมิ่นประมาท แจ้งข้อความอันเป็นเท็จต่อเจ้าพนักงาน จากกรณีที่ สุภรณ์ หรือ แรมโบ้อีสาน อดีตแกนนำกลุ่มอาสาสมัครพิทักษ์ประชาธิปไตย (อพปช. ) และอดีตแกนนำกลุ่มแนวร่วมประชาธิปไตยต่อต้านเผด็จการแห่งชาติ (นปช.) อีสาน ได้นำชาวบ้าน อ.ครบุรี และ อ.เสิงสาง จ.นครราชสีมา จำนวนกว่า 40 คน เดินทางมายื่นเรื่องร้องเรียนต่อสำนักงาน กกต. ประจำจังหวัดนครราชสีมา เพื่อขอให้มีการตรวจสอบพฤติกรรมของ พรชัย อำนวยทรัพย์ ว่าที่ผู้สมัคร สส.พรรคภูมิใจไทย เขต อ.ครบุรี และ อ.เสิงสาง โดยมีพยานและหลักฐานมายืนยันกับ กกต. ว่า พรชัย ได้ร่วมมือกับเสี่ยเจ้าของโรงงานแป้งมันในพื้นที่ อ.เสิงสาง จ้าง อสม. และผู้นำชุมชนในพื้นที่ ออกล่าเก็บบัตรประจำตัวประชาชนของชาวบ้าน เพื่อมาเตรียมที่จะให้สมัครเป็นสมาชิกพรรคภูมิใจไทย ซึ่งอาจจะเข้าข่ายเตรียมซื้อเสียงล่วงหน้า ผิด พ.ร.บ.พรรคการเมือง ผิดกฎหมายการเลือกตั้ง และขัดคำสั่งคณะรักษาความสงบแห่งชาติ (คสช.) ซึ่งนายสุภรณ์ ได้ขอให้ กกต.จังหวัดนครราชสีมา ตรวจสอบข้อเท็จจริง เพื่อนำเรื่องเสนอให้ กกต.ส่วนกลางพิจารณายุบพรรคภูมิใจไทยด้วย

 

ศุภชัย ระบุว่า การกล่าวหาพรรคภูมิใจไทยทำผิดกฏหมายเลือกตั้ง เรื่องดังกล่าวได้เข้าสู้กระบวนการของศาลแล้ว คงไม่ต้องแสดงความเห็นอะไรอีก ส่วนนายสุภรณ์ จะกล่าวหาอย่างไร จะตอบโต้อย่างไร ก็ไปว่ากันในชั้นศาล ทั้งนี้ ศาลนัดไกล่เกลี่ยในวันที่ 6 พ.ย. และไต่สวนมูลฟ้องในวันที่ 19 พ.ย. นี้

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          Por erro da Sefa, empresas do Simples têm inscrições suspensas       Cache   Translate Page      


Todas as empresas cadastradas no Simples Nacional estão com suas Inscrições Estadual ativo não regular deste o dia 07 de setembro deste ano, no estado do Pará, causando apreensão de mercadorias
As inscrições estão suspensas por erro da Sefa, que colocou de janeiro e julho como se as empresas não estivessem recolhendo o ICMS referente ao Simples Nacional. Todas as empresas no Estado estão assim e várias delas já tiveram suas mercadorias apreendidas.
Em Santarém, algumas empresas cadastradas no Simples Nacional já estão sofrendo por esse erro da Secretaria Estadual da Fazenda, sendo que algumas já tiveram mercadorias apreendidas.
A Sefa tem que corrigir esse erro urgentemente, para evitar um grande prejuízo à classe dos empresários.
O Procurador da Prefeitura de Itaituba, Dr. Herbert Pinto, comentou sobre o assunto: “Tomara que o Ministério Público tome conhecimento deste fato e entre com ação judicial por perdas e danos coletivos. Não podemos aceitar tamanho abuso de poder em meio à crise econômica que vivemos. Este abuso da Sefa põe em grande desvantagem o empresariado paraense”, declarou.
FIQUE POR DENTRO: O Simples Nacional é um regime compartilhado de arrecadação, cobrança e fiscalização de tributos aplicável às Microempresas e Empresas de Pequeno Porte, previsto na Lei Complementar nº 123, de 14 de dezembro de 2006.
Abrange a participação de todos os entes federados (União, Estados, Distrito Federal e Municípios). É administrado por um Comitê Gestor composto por oito integrantes: quatro da Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil (RFB), dois dos Estados e do Distrito Federal e dois dos Municípios.
Para o ingresso no Simples Nacional é necessário o cumprimento das seguintes condições: enquadrar-se na definição de microempresa ou de empresa de pequeno porte; cumprir os requisitos previstos na legislação; e formalizar a opção pelo Simples Nacional.
Características principais do Regime do Simples Nacional: ser facultativo; ser irretratável para todo o ano-calendário; abrange os seguintes tributos: IRPJ, CSLL, PIS/Pasep, Cofins, IPI, ICMS, ISS e a Contribuição para a Seguridade Social destinada à Previdência Social a cargo da pessoa jurídica (CPP); recolhimento dos tributos abrangidos mediante documento único de arrecadação – DAS; disponibilização às ME/EPP de sistema eletrônico para a realização do cálculo do valor mensal devido, geração do DAS e, a partir de janeiro de 2012, para constituição do crédito tributário; apresentação de declaração única e simplificada de informações socioeconômicas e fiscais; prazo para recolhimento do DAS até o dia 20 do mês subsequente àquele em que houver sido auferida a receita bruta; possibilidade de os Estados adotarem sublimites para EPP em função da respectiva participação no PIB. Os estabelecimentos localizados nesses Estados cuja receita bruta total extrapolar o respectivo sublimite deverão recolher o ICMS e o ISS diretamente ao Estado ou ao Município.
Fonte: RG 15/O Impacto

          Voormalig Belgisch bondscoach Dick Advocaat gaat aan de slag bij FC Utrecht      Cache   Translate Page      

Dick Advocaat keert als trainer van FC Utrecht terug in de eredivisie. De voormalige bondscoach van de Rode Duivels heeft een mondeling akkoord bereikt over een contract, meldt de Nedelandse club op zijn website. Zeljko Petrovic gaat als zijn assistent aan de slag. De 70-jarige Nederlander zal maandag met zijn werkzaamheden bij FC Utrecht beginnen. Hij is de opvolger van coach Jean-Paul de Jong, die vorige week moest vertrekken.


          Generalised model-independent characterisation of strong gravitational lenses IV: formalism-intrinsic degeneracies. (arXiv:1809.03505v1 [astro-ph.CO])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Jenny Wagner

Based on the standard gravitational lensing formalism with its effective, projected lensing potential in a given background cosmology, we investigate under which transformations of the source position and of the deflection angle the observable properties of the multiple images, i.e. the time delay differences, the relative image positions, relative shapes, and magnification ratios, remain invariant. As these observables only constrain local lens properties, we derive general, local invariance transformations in the areas covered by the multiple images. We show that the known global invariance transformations, e.g. the mass sheet transformation or the source position transformation, are contained in our invariance transformations, when they are restricted to the areas covered by the multiple images and when lens-model-based degeneracies are ignored, like the freedom to add or subtract masses in unconstrained regions without multiple images. Hence, we have identified the general class of invariance transformations that can occur, in particular in our model-independent local characterisation of strong gravitational lenses.


           At least 20 killed in Mali after truck falls into river       Cache   Translate Page      
BAMAKO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed in central Mali when a truck fell into a river after a suspected brake failure, the Malian...
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Reproduktor je plně funkční, malinko promáčklá membrána na dvou místech.Reproduktor hraje bez závad úplně čistě.Je to veterán otypoval bych ho na stáří 50-60 let. ...
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          Malliavin Calculus and Density for Singular Stochastic Partial Differential Equations. (arXiv:1809.03570v1 [math.PR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Philipp Schönbauer

We study Malliavin differentiability of solutions to sub-critical singular parabolic stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs) and we prove the existence of densities for a class of singular SPDEs. Both of these results are implemented in the setting of regularity structures. For this we construct renormalized models in situations where some of the driving noises are replaced by deterministic Cameron-Martin functions, and we show Lipschitz continuity of these models with respect to the Cameron-Martin norm. In particular, in many interesting situations we obtain a convergence and stability result for lifts of $L^2$-functions to models, which is of independent interest. The proof also involves two separate algebraic extensions of the regularity structure which are carried out in rather large generality.


          Revelan nuevos antecedentes tras la muerte de dos vendedores aplastados por gigantescos tubos      Cache   Translate Page      
 La mañana de este miércoles fue formalizado el chofer del camión que protagonizó un horroroso accidente en la comuna de Cerrillos, donde dos vendedores ambulantes perdieron la vida, tras ser aplastados por unos gigantescos tubos que transportaba la máquina. En la audiencia se presentaron diversos antecedentes del accidente, en lo que se confirmó que […]
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          Central limit theorem near the critical temperature for the overlap in the 2-spin spherical SK model. (arXiv:1809.03675v1 [math.PR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Vu Lan Nguyen, Philippe Sosoe

We prove a central limit theorem for the normalized overlap between two replicas in the spherical SK model in the high temperature phase. The convergence holds almost surely with respect to the disorder variables, and the inverse temperature can approach the criticial value at a polynomial rate with any exponent strictly greater than $1/3$.


          On non-formality of homogeneous spaces. (arXiv:1809.03711v1 [math.RT])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Zofia Stȩpień

One of the interesting and important rational homotopy properties of a topological space $X$ is that of {\em formality}. In this paper we prove the non-formality property of some family homogeneous spaces.


          The continuous Anderson hamiltonian in $d\le 3$. (arXiv:1809.03718v1 [math.PR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Cyril Labbé

We construct the continuous Anderson hamiltonian on $(-L,L)^d$ driven by a white noise and endowed with either Dirichlet or periodic boundary conditions. Our construction holds in any dimension $d\le 3$ and relies on the theory of regularity structures: it yields a self-adjoint operator in $L^2\big((-L,L)^d\big)$ with pure point spectrum. In $d\ge 2$, a renormalisation of the operator by means of infinite constants is required to compensate for ill-defined products involving functionals of the white noise. We also obtain left tail estimates on the distributions of the eigenvalues: in particular, for $d=3$ these estimates show that the eigenvalues do not have exponential moments.


          #shore - mylife.deluxeversion      Cache   Translate Page      
"Open for business says it all; you can't go wrong." . . . . . . . #phoenix #maine #mainecoast #beach #paradisemagazine #beaches #independentmag #beachhouse #sadness #pretty #taintedmag #amazing #beauty #shore #vibes #beachvibes #neon #minimalism #chill #chillvibes #ocean #oldorchardbeach #illgrammers #streetphotography #vacancy
          The hiring problem with rank-based strategies. (arXiv:1809.03800v1 [math.PR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Svante Janson

The hiring problem is studied for general strategies based only on the relative ranking of the candidates; this includes some well known strategies studied before such as hiring above the median. We give general limit theorems for the number of hired candidates and some other properties, extending previous results. The results exhibit a dichotomy between two classes of rank-based strategies: either the asymptotics of the process are determined by the early events, with a.s. convergence of suitably normalized random variables, or there is a mixing behaviour without long-term memory and with asymptotic normality.


          The Cosmological Semiclassical Einstein Equation as an Infinite-Dimensional Dynamical System. (arXiv:1809.03812v1 [math-ph])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Hanno Gottschalk, Daniel Siemssen

We develop a comprehensive framework in which the existence of solutions to the semiclassical Einstein equation (SCE) in cosmological spacetimes is shown. Different from previous work on this subject, we do not restrict to the conformally coupled scalar field and we admit the full renormalization freedom. Based on a regularization procedure, which utilizes homogeneous distributions and is equivalent to Hadamard point-splitting, we obtain a reformulation of the evolution of the quantum state as an infinite-dimensional dynamical system with mathematical features that are distinct from the standard theory of infinite-dimensional dynamical systems (e.g. unbounded evolution operators). Nevertheless, applying new mathematical methods, we show existence of maximal/global (in time) solutions to the SCE for vacuum-like states, and of local solutions for thermal-like states. Our equations do not show the instability of the Minkowski solution described by other authors.


          VIDEO: Německý trpasličí špic je prcek, který vás nenechá ve štychu      Cache   Translate Page      
Německý trpasličí špic je sice prcek, který vás nenechá ve štychu, ale také za to něco chce. V první řadě dost štěká, protože je to rozený hlídač. Navíc je náročný na péči o svou dlouhou srst, protože ta z něj dělá krasavce.
          Cesta za pevnějším a silnějším tělem. Sebepoznání a víra v sebe samu      Cache   Translate Page      
Odmalička jsem byla aktivní, ale boubelaté dítě, které se rádo najedlo. Tělocvik ve škole byla hrůza. Učitelka mi dávala dvojky z milosti. Jen jsem poslouchala, že jsem sportovní antitalent. Toto přesvědčení se mě úspěšně drželo do mých 28 let.
          DLR equations and rigidity for the Sine-beta process. (arXiv:1809.03989v1 [math.PR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: David Dereudre, Adrien Hardy, Thomas Leblé, Mylène Maïda

We investigate Sine$_\beta$, the universal point process arising as the thermodynamic limit of the microscopic scale behavior in the bulk of one-dimensional log-gases, or $\beta$-ensembles, at inverse temperature $\beta>0$. We adopt a statistical physics perspective, and give a description of Sine$_\beta$ using the Dobrushin-Landford-Ruelle (DLR) formalism by proving that it satisfies the DLR equations: the restriction of Sine$_\beta$ to a compact set, conditionally to the exterior configuration, reads as a Gibbs measure given by a finite log-gas in a potential generated by the exterior configuration. Moreover, we show that Sine$_\beta$ is number-rigid and tolerant in the sense of Ghosh-Peres, i.e. the number, but not the position, of particles lying inside a compact set is a deterministic function of the exterior configuration. Our proof of the rigidity differs from the usual strategy and is robust enough to include more general long range interactions in arbitrary dimension.


          Oto twarz nowej cenzury w Internecie. Europoseł PO Michał Boni      Cache   Translate Page      
#ACTA2 ⚠️ Jedno trzeba przyznać @Platforma_org ⬇️➡️Są nieprawdoPOdobnie KONSEKWENTNI ⚠️✅ KŁAMALI ⚠️⚠️⚠️✅ KŁAMIĄ ⚠️⚠️⚠️✅ BĘDĄ KŁAMAĆ ⚠️⚠️⚠️ pic.twitter.com/R2LKBKsdwR — Brat Wodza 🇵🇱 💯 (@BratWodza) 12 września 2018
          Armageddon Rides in the Balance      Cache   Translate Page      
SUBHEAD: Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on the US government.

By Paul Craig Roberts on 10 September 2018 for PaulCraigRoberts.org -
(https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/10/armageddon-rides-in-the-balance/)


Image above: Many in this world inhabit Armageddon already. Damaged buildings are seen at the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria. April 28, 2018. Photo by Omar Sanadiki. From (https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/syria-regime-and-rebels-agree-evacuation-deal-in-southern-damascus-1.725770).

IB Publisher's note: Yes Paul Craig Roberts is a nutcake. He is a Ronald Reagan Republican economist who sees clearly, but through a deeply colored filter. None the less, he does have an inkling of the dichotomy between the "Left" and the "Right". The "Left" with elements of the "Deep State" (intelligence complex, CIA, NSA, State Department, etc) and the "Right" with elements of the "Military-Industrial Complex" (Pentagon, Defense contractors, Mercenary operations, ICE, etc.). Both aspects of our government are hurtling towards a more repressive and garrulous America. As these aggressive and regressive forces gain influence, woe is us. America will conduct more war and experience more repression.] 

For some time I have pointed out the paradox of the American liberal/progressive/left being allied with the CIA, FBI, military/security complex and deep state. Now leftist Ann Garrison has noticed the paradox of this alliance. She concludes that the Left has lost its mind. https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-love-the-cia-or-how-the-left-lost-its-mind/5653450

Indeed, it has.

Out of its hatred of Trump the Left has united with the forces of evil and war that are leading to conflict with Russia. The Left’s hatred of Trump shows that the American Left has totally seperated from the interests of the working class, which elected Trump.

The American Left has abandoned the working class for the group victimizations and hatreds of Identity Politics. As Hillary put it, the working class comprises the “Trump deplorables.” The Democratic Party, like the Republicans, represents the ruling oligarchy.

I have explained that the leftwing lost its bearings when the Soviet Union collapsed and socialism gave way to neoliberal privatizations.

The moral fury of the leftwing movement had to go somewhere, and it found its home in Identity Politics in which the white heterosexual male takes the place of the capitalist, and his victim groups—blacks, women, homosexuals, illegal immigrants—take the place of the working class.

The consequences of the leftwing’s alliance with warmongers and liars is the leftwing’s loss of veracity. The Left has endorsed a CIA orchestration—“Russiagate”—for which there is no known evidence, but which the Left supports as proven truth.

The purpose of “Russiagate” is to prevent President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. In these times when so many Americans are hard pressed, normal relations could adversely impact the budget and power of the military/security complex by reducing the “Russian threat.”

If there is no real Russian threat, only an orchestrated perceived one, the question arises: why does the military/security complex have a taxpayer-supported annual budget of $1,000 billion dollars?

The presstitutes have kept the truth from emerging that the “Russiagate” investigation has found no sign of a Trump/Putin plot to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary.

Indeed, it has been proven beyond all questioning that the Hillary emails were not hacked but were downloaded on a thumb drive. This proof collapses the entire premise of “Russiagate.”
Nevertheless, the hoax continues.

Muller’s indictments are for unrelated matters, such as income tax evasion in the distant past of Republican fund raisers and consultants. These charges have nothing whatsoever to do with Mueller’s mandate.

Indeed, as Andrew C. McCarthy, a former US attorney who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has made clear, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Mueller to head the “Russiagate” investigation is not in compliance with the regulations that govern the appointment of a special prosecutor.

The appointment of a special prosecutor requires evidence of a specific federal crime that is to be investigated. You only have a special prosecutor when there is factual basis for believing that a federal crime has been committed.

What is the federal crime? What is the factual basis? Mueller’s appointment does not say. Therefore, Mueller’s appointment is invalid. Rosenstein has violated the process.

In my opinion, this is grounds for Rosenstein to be removed from office. https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/trump-russia-probe-robert-mueller-investigation/

At one time, Congress—both parties—would have been all over the invalid Mueller appointment.

However, after 16 years of Cheney/Bush and Obama regime lawlessness, even Republicans accept that the Constitution’s restraints on executive branch power, along with the laws and regulations Congress has established specifying the exercise of these powers, have been rendered meaningless by the “war on terror,” a hoax designed to further Israel’s interests in the Middle East and the neoonservative doctrine of US hegemony, while making billions of dollars for the military/security complex.

Charlie Savage’s book, Takeover, and David Ray Griffin’s book, Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World, accurately document how 9/11 was used to destroy the Constitution’s balance of power within the government and to create unaccountable executive branch powers that over-ride the Constitution’s protection of civil liberty.

This demand for an unaccountable executive branch, pushed by VP—actually President in fact—Dick Cheney and his minions, such as Addington and John Yoo, was the agenda of the Republican Federalist Society.

An early book laying out the legally invalid and legally incompetent argument that the president had powers unchecked by Congress or the judiciary was Terry Eastland’s book, Energy in the Executive.

This collection of nonsense became Cheney’s bible as he proceeded in secret to remove constraints on executive branch power. The elevation of the executive branch above the law of the land is documented in Charlie Savage’s book. Read it and weep for your country destroyed by Dick Cheney.

On top of Cheney’s coup against accountable government, we have in America today another coup, organized by former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director Comey, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the Democratic National Committee, the departed Republican senator John McCain, a coup fully supported by the entirety of the US presstitute media.

This coup is against the democratically elected President of the United States for the sole reason that he threatens the power and profit of the entrenched military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned us 57 years ago, by wanting to normalize relations with Russia, the world’s premier nuclear power.

The question is unavoidable: Why do the American people put up with this? Are they so insouciant that they have no realization that, if a president can be driven from office because he wants peace with Russia, the removed president’s successor will have to stand against Russia or also be driven from office. Trust and negotiation between the nuclear powers becomes impossible.

Why do Americans support conflict with a nuclear power that can completely destroy America?

During the entirety of the Cold War, in which I was a participant, the emphasis was on reducing tensions and creating trust. Today Washington’s interest is piling provocation after provocation on a country that can wipe us off the face of the earth.

The liberal/progressive/left, the Democratic National Committee, the CIA and the rest of the covert state, and the media whores all share this same commitment to the reckless and irresponsible provocation of a powerful nuclear power. As the US military itself acknowledges, Russia’s weapons are far beyond America’s defenses.

So what is going on? Is it the liberal/progressive/left’s desire that evil America be destroyed? Is this desired destruction of evil America the reason the Left has allied itself so tightly with the warmongers in Washington?

Is this the reason that the Left and the Democrats and a handful of Republicans want to impeach President Trump for attempting to make peace with Russia?

How can these crazed immoral people present themselves as some sort of moral arbiter when they are locked on a trajectory that will destroy Earth?

This destruction might be closer than anyone thinks. Here is the situation in Syria:

Russia and Syria, in cooperation with Iran and Turkey, have begun the assult on Iblid province, the last stronghold of Washington’s proxy army consisting of Al Qaeda, Al Nursra, and ISIS mercenaries hired by Washington.

According to reports, which might or might not be true considering the lack of veracity that is the defining characteristic of the Western media, the US and UK have troops among the mercenary forces, hoping apparently that this presence will deter the attack. As the attack has already begun, this is a false hope.

The Russians discovered Washington’s plot to explode a chemical weapon in Iblid province and exposed Washington’s plot to the UN. Washington had it set up that once its proxies created the appearance of a chemical weapon explosion, Washington would send Tomahawk missiles upon the Syrian forces, thus protecting its proxy army that it sent to overthrow Assad for Israel.

The Russian exposure of Washington’s conspiracy has denied Washington UN support. Moreover, Russia has sent a naval force armed with the new Russian hypersonic missiles to Syria and has announced that its aircraft in the area are also armed with these missiles.

As the US Navy and Air Force have no defense whatsoever against these missiles, if the US attacks the Syrian/Russian forces, it will be Putin’s decision whether any US ship or military aircraft in the area exists as anything but a smoldering ruin.

In other words, the entire power in the area lies in Russian hands. If Washington had any sense—and it doesn’t, Washington has hubris and arrogance in the place of sense—Washington would be nowhere close to Syria.

The question is this: Will the hotheads in Washington conclude that the Russian announcements and marshalling of forces is “just another Putin bluff.”

So far Putin has been loaded up with never-ending insults and provocation— blame for the crash of the Malaysian airliner, blame for poisoning a variety of people in England, blame for invading Ukraine, blame for interfering in US elections, blame for supporting the “dictator” Assad, a person democratically elected by a large vote who obviously has the support of the Syrian people as he liberates Syria from the forces Washington sent to put the country into the same chaos that exists in Iraq and Libya.

Have we reached the situation about which I have been worried, worries shared with my readers, in which Washington makes the miscalculation, based on the incorrect understanding of Russia’s resolve, to launch an attack on the Syrian/Russian forces that have begun the final liberation of Syria from Washington’s paid mercenaries?

Yesterday the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity sent a letter to President Trump advising him of the war danger that the Trump administration has created by its continued illegal interference in Syria’s internal affairs. https://www.globalresearch.ca/moscow-has-upped-the-ante-in-syria/5653571

The Russian government cannot accept Washington’s military intervention in behalf of Al Qaeda, Al Nursa, and ISIS without completely losing all credibility, not only in the world, but inside Russia itself.

A realistic alternative to military action would be for Washington to stand aside as Syria reconstitutes itself and use a propaganda war to blame Syria and Russia for civilian deaths and for destroying “democratic rebels” who rose against a “dictator.”

The fear could be expanded to the Baltics and Ukraine by reviving the propaganda that Putin intends to reconstruct the Soviet Empire.

Washington has long used an expertly manufactured fear of Russia to control Europe. Fear can keep Europe in line, whereas military action against Russia could scare Europe into taking refuge in a revival of its sovereignty.

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported: “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to escape what could be a decisive battle in the seven-year-old war.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US strikes could target Russian and Iranian forces as well as Syrian forces.

It is difficult to believe that Washington thinks attacks on Russian forces would go unanswered. Such a reckless and irresponsible act could initiate Armageddon.

The claim that Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas in the liberation of Iblid is propagandistic nonsense put out by Washington as an excuse for Washington’s effort to protect its proxy army in Syria with military strikes.

All Syrian chemical weapons were removed by Russia and turned over to the US during the Obama regime. Moreover, Russia would not permit Assad to use chemical weapons if he had them.

Life on earth is faced with a situation in which Washington is so determined to overthrow Assad and to leave Syria in the same chaos as Libya and Iraq that Washington is willing to risk war with Russia.

Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on a government. The world should be scared to death of the recklessness and irresponsibility of the US government.

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          Claire Tomalin Moves 'Between The Trivial And The Tragic' In 'A Life Of My Own'      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2018 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. In telling the story of her own life, my guest, Claire Tomalin, has tried to tell a larger story of British women of her generation. She was born in 1933. In her new memoir, "A Life Of My Own," she describes herself as having been carried along by conflicting desires to have children and a worthwhile working life. She eventually had both. She gave birth to five children, worked for British publications as a book reviewer and editor and, later in life, found her true vocation as a biographer, writing books about Jane Austen and Charles Dickens and the early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Tomalin says her story should be cheering to anyone who is finding it hard to establish a career they find congenial. She also writes about grief. One of her children was born with growths covering his body and died in infancy. One of her daughters took her life after suffering profound,
          Filistinli Gruplardan "Gazze Tecrübesi Batı Şeria'ya Aktarılmalı" Çağrısı      Cache   Translate Page      
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GAZZE (AA) - Gazze Şeridi'ndeki Filistinli direniş grupları, Gazze'nin işgalci İsrail'i mağlup etmedeki tecrübesinin Batı Şeria'ya aktarılması çağrısında...

          South Sudan's President, Rebel Leader Sign Peace Deal      Cache   Translate Page      
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million and held up the country's progress since it gained independence seven years ago. South Sudan plunged into warfare two years after independence from Sudan in 2011 when a political dispute between Kiir and then vice-president Riek Machar erupted into armed confrontation. A previous peace deal signed in 2015 fell apart a year later after clashes broke out between government forces and rebels. Machar, leader of the main rebel group the SPLM-IO, and other insurgent factions signed the new agreement with the Juba government after assurances that a power-sharing accord would be honored. The deal, mediated by Sudan, reinstates Machar to his former role as vice-president. The stability of South Sudan is also important for Sudan and other neighbouring countries, who fear a new flare up of the conflict could flood them with refugees. The civil war started in 2013, fuelled by personal and ethnic rivalries. The conflict has killed at least 50,000 people, many of them civilians, according to the United Nations. An estimated quarter of South Sudan's population of 12 million has been displaced and its economy, which heavily relies on crude oil production, ruined. The secession of South Sudan also hit Khartoum's economy hard, taking with it most of the region's oil reserves. Khartoum and Juba agreed in June to repair oil infrastructure facilities destroyed by the war within three months to boost production and said a joint force would be established to protect oilfields from attacks by rebels. The United States, Britain and Norway, known as the Troika which back peace efforts, welcomed the signing of the deal. “We hope discussions will remain open to those who are not yet convinced of the sustainability of this agreement,” they said in a statement. “We must seize this broader regional momentum to secure peace for the people of South Sudan.” Mahboub Maalim, executive secretary of the East African bloc IGAD, said the rivals had been at odds over security arrangements and governance but that the final version of the deal had addressed disagreements. “This is probably the best-negotiated proposal signed so far,” he told Reuters after it was signed at a meeting of IGAD leaders. Asked what a failure to implement the deal would entail, Maalim said: “We expect the South Sudanese sides to embrace the wind of change in the region.” The region has seen a series of stunning rapprochements over the past months, including a reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea. IGAD had been expected to readmit Eritrea as a member on Wednesday, 11 years after Asmara walked out on the body in protest at Ethiopian forces entering Somalia. But that move was postponed for procedural reasons and was likely to take place in the bloc’s next gathering, officials said.
          On properties of Bourgeois contact structures. (arXiv:1801.00869v4 [math.SG] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Samuel Lisi, Aleksandra Marinković, Klaus Niederkrüger

The Bourgeois construction associates to every contact open book on a manifold $V$ a contact structure on $V\times T^2$. We study in this article some of the properties of $V$ that are inherited by $V\times T^2$ and some that are not.

Giroux has provided recently a suitable framework to work with contact open books. In the appendix of this article, we quickly review this formalism, and we work out a few classical examples of contact open books to illustrate how to use this new language.


          Effective Action for Relativistic Hydrodynamics: Fluctuations, Dissipation, and Entropy Inflow. (arXiv:1803.11155v2 [hep-th] UPDATED)      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Felix M. Haehl, R. Loganayagam, Mukund Rangamani

We present a detailed and self-contained analysis of the universal Schwinger-Keldysh effective field theory which describes macroscopic thermal fluctuations of a relativistic field theory, elaborating on our earlier construction in arXiv:1511.07809. We write an effective action for appropriate hydrodynamic Goldstone modes and fluctuation fields, and discuss the symmetries to be imposed. The constraints imposed by fluctuation-dissipation theorem are manifest in our formalism. Consequently, the action reproduces hydrodynamic constitutive relations consistent with the local second law at all orders in the derivative expansion, and captures the essential elements of the eightfold classification of hydrodynamic transport of arXiv:1502.00636. We demonstrate how to recover the hydrodynamic entropy and give predictions for the non-Gaussian hydrodynamic fluctuations.

The basic ingredients of our construction involve (i) doubling of degrees of freedom a la Schwinger-Keldysh, (ii) an emergent thermal gauge symmetry associated with entropy which is encapsulated in a Noether current a la Wald, and (iii) a BRST/topological supersymmetry imposing the fluctuation-dissipation theorem a la Parisi-Sourlas. The overarching mathematical framework for our construction is provided by the balanced equivariant cohomology of thermal translations, which captures the basic constraints arising from the Schwinger-Keldysh doubling, and the thermal Kubo-Martin-Schwinger relations. All these features are conveniently implemented in a covariant superspace formalism. An added benefit is that the second law can be understood as being due to entropy inflow from the Grassmann-odd directions of superspace.


          The Humane Economy Is Coming: Here Are the 3 Biggest Opportunities in Vegan Food and Beyond      Cache   Translate Page      
The Humane Economy Is Coming: Here Are the 3 Biggest Opportunities in Vegan Food and Beyond

In a recent episode of the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast, Jody Rasch, Managing Trustee of VegInvest, shared a number of insights into the growing "humane economy," that is centered around removing animals from various parts of the supply chain.

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          Video Showing Trekking Elephant Finally Freed From Chains Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes      Cache   Translate Page      

The above video features the WFFT Elephant Refuge rescue team coming to the aid of an ailing, abused elderly elephant named Jum Nong who had been grossly exploited in the trekking industry in Thailand.

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          Animal Ag Veteran Proclaims Meat Producers Need to Embrace Plant-Based Change … Or Get Out of the Way      Cache   Translate Page      

In his recent op-ed piece entitled "Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way," Graves argues that meat producers should embrace the change which is inevitable in their industry — namely, the trend towards plant-based and "clean," animal-free meat.

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          You Guys – Big Oil Wants All Of Us to Pay to Protect It … From Itself      Cache   Translate Page      

Apparently, due to the ever increasing severity of storms in the Gulf Coast region which can largely be tied back to aiding in the consequences of climate change, a $12 billion dollar ask for public dollars by the state of Texas to reinforce the Texas Gulf Coast is on the table ... to protect big Texas oil refineries ... which helped cause global warming in the first place.

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          Uniknutá databáza neobsahuje zmienky o nových iPadoch ani nabíjačke AirPower      Cache   Translate Page      
Trapas, ktorý sa udial Applu v uplynulých hodinách, potvrdzuje aj to, čo sme počuli o nových iPadoch pred pár dňami. Napriek očakávanému refreshu iPadov Pro, ktoré by mali dostať nový celoplošný displej, to (…)
          This Dog Is So Depressed in the Shelter After Being Abandoned For Having a Cough      Cache   Translate Page      

Rocky thought his luck changed not so long ago, when he was adopted from a shelter and taken to what he thought would be his forever home. But his new owners returned him to the shelter because poor Rocky has a severe cough and couldn't breathe. Instead of caring for him, they abandoned him when he most needed help.

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          Cyclist Found a Little Kitten on the Street and Carried Her Home in His Shirt! (PHOTOS)      Cache   Translate Page      

The cyclist had stopped to take pictures of planes at a nearby airport while he was taking a break. In the middle of nowhere, he found a tiny kitten who was meowing and came running towards him. Nevres said, "I looked around and saw an adorable tabby kitten running towards me, crying. She was around 4 weeks old and was looking very hungry."

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          After Losing His Guardian, This Little Dog Was Left to Fend for Himself on the Streets (VIDEO)      Cache   Translate Page      

When Hope for Paws received a call about a small dog living near a retirement home, Lisa Arturo and JoAnn Wiltz headed out to rescue the little guy. It was a good thing they arrived when they did ... it was only a matter of time before he got hit by a car!

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          Virgin Australia Airlines to Ban Plastic Straws and Stirrers!      Cache   Translate Page      

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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          Beautiful Photo Captures the Ultimate Look of a Farmed Animal Who Has Finally Realized They’re Safe      Cache   Translate Page      

Thanks to the hard work and selfless dedication of this individual, the sweet sheep got the medical care she needed and is on her way to making a full recovery. She is now spending her days lazing around on cozy blankets and playing with the loving workers at Santuario Igualdad, an animal sanctuary in Chile.

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          Cougar Hunting Quotas in Utah Are Up Even Though the Population Is Down – Let’s Act!      Cache   Translate Page      

Even local hunters say the quotas are too high and threaten viable populations! The Care2 Petition team is calling out this despicable hunt and urging Utah officials to end it all together.

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          Ripple Foods Debuts New Vegan Protein Powders and Shakes Available Exclusively at Target      Cache   Translate Page      

Ripple Foods, makes crowd-pleasing milk alternatives from peas, and their presence at mega-retailer Target has proven to be very successful. In alignment with this, Ripple has now debuted their new protein powders and shakes, available exclusively at Target.

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          UK Grocery Chain Ditches Plastic Bags for Bananas – What Took So Long?!      Cache   Translate Page      

According to the company, the move from needless plastic to a paper band will save 10 million plastic bags a year, Evening Times reports.

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          Gömrük polkovnik-leytenantı rüşvət alarkən yaxalandı      Cache   Translate Page      
Dövlət Gömrük Komitəsinin (DKG) Maliyyə və Təchizat İdarəsinin Maliyyə şöbəsinin rəisi, gömrük xidməti polkovnik-leytenantı Natiq İmanov vəzifəsindən azad edilib. 24 saat.org Dövlət Gömrük Komitəsinə istinadən xəbər verir ki, komitənin Əməliyyat-İstintaq Baş İdarəsinə Dövlət Komitəsinin Maliyyə və Təchizat İdarəsinin Maliyyə şöbəsinin rəisi, gömrük xidməti polkovnik-leytenantı Natiq İmanovun pensiya yaşına çatmış əməkdaşlara dövlət tərəfindən ödəniləcək birdəfəlik müavinətlərin vaxtından əvvəl […]
          Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      

Homemade dough surrounds an apple pie filling and then topped off with the iconic pop tart icing.

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          BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      
BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches [Vegan]

These creative BBQ sandwiches use thinly-sliced veggies to create the pulled sandwich of your dreams.

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          Acts of Violence      Cache   Translate Page      
Acts of Violence
Knallharter Actionthriller mit einem Bruce Willis in Bestform! Brandon MacGregor (Shawn Ashmore) kennt Krieg und Tod nur zu gut. So ist das Leben mit dem ehemaligen Elite-Soldaten für die Familie und besonders für seine Verlobte Mia (Tiffany Brouwer) nicht immer ganz einfach. Als Mia plötzlich verschwindet und sich die Gerüchte verdichten, dass sie in die Fänge eines üblen Menschenhändlerrings geraten ist, zögert Brandon keine Sekunde. Er trommelt seine beiden ebenfalls kampferfahrenen Brüder zusammen und beschließt, auf eigene Faust Mia aus der Hand der Entführer zu befreien. Hilfreiche Unterstützung erfahren die Männer von dem knallharten und unbestechlichen Cop James Avery (Bruce Willis), der den Kopf der Verbrecherbande schon seit langem schnappen will, dies aber aufgrund von Gesetzeslücken nicht konnte. Gemeinsam mit Avery starten die Brüder zu einem erbarmungslosen und blutigen Rachefeldzug.


          Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      
Irish Soda Bread Baked Oats

This baked oatmeal is different than others because it’s significantly less sweet. If you take a look at the recipe, you’ll notice there’s no sweetener involved.

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          Strawberry and Radish Salad with Green Superfood Dressing [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      
Strawberry and Radish Salad with Green Superfood Dressing

This radish salad is so much fun to make and full of amazing textures.

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          Almond Butter Roasted Tofu with Mango Avocado Salad [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      
Roasted tofu with mango avocado salad

This recipe is ridiculously pretty on a plate, while also being super healthy and very summery.

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          Fava Bean Mayonnaise [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      
Mayonnaise Spread made from fava beans

This vegan mayonnaise is made from a surprising ingredient: fava beans!

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          Raw Candy-Striped Beet Ravioli [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw]      Cache   Translate Page      
Candy striped Beet Ravioli

This early spring vegan recipe is fresh, savory and satisfying.

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          Artichoke Walnut Bruschetta [Vegan]      Cache   Translate Page      
Artichoke Walnut Bruschetta

Unbelievably delicious, these Artichoke Walnut Bruschetta are a fantastic replacement for whatever it was you were planning on having for lunch..or supper!

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          Quantized Vershik-Kerov Theory and Quantized Central Measures on Branching Graphs. (arXiv:1804.02644v2 [math.RT] CROSS LISTED)      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Ryosuke Sato

We propose a natural quantized character theory for inductive systems of compact quantum groups based on KMS states on AF-algebras following Stratila-Voiculescu's work (Stratila-Voiculescu, 1975) (or (Enomoto-Izumi, 2016)), and give its serious investigation when the system consists of quantum unitary groups $U_q(N)$ with $q$ in $(0,1)$. The key features of this work are: The "quantized trace" of a unitary representation of a compact quantum group can be understood as a quantized character associated with the unitary representation and its normalized one is captured as a KMS state with respect to a certain one-parameter automorphism group related to the so-called scaling group. In this paper we provide a Vershik-Kerov type approximation theorem for extremal quantized characters (called the ergodic method) and also compare our quantized character theory for the inductive system of $U_q(N)$ with Gorin's theory on $q$-Gelfand-Tsetlin graphs (Gorin, 2012).


          Spowodował wypadek, wysiadł i uciekał. 1,5 promila      Cache   Translate Page      
37-letni kierowca volkswagena, który uderzył na Szosie Lubickiej w audi, wysiadł z auta i zaczął uciekać. Zatrzymali go świadkowie wypadku.
          Maszlee rejects demand to step down as IIUM president - New Straits Times Online      Cache   Translate Page      

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KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik says he will continue serving as International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president despite calls for him to step down within seven days. "I am looking beyond this seven days. In fact, what I ...
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          EN REBAJAS: Ancient Greek Sandals - Sandalias Amalia de Cuero Natural y Denim      Cache   Translate Page      

Colección Ancient Greek. Hecho a mano.
          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

Agenti di polizia assistono imperturbabili alle provocazioni di una dimostrante nel giorni del G20 del 2011, a Nizza. L’autocontrollo, in casi come questo, aiuta a evitare violenze gratuite. | Reuters

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».


          Il triangolo delle Bermuda? E’ in Irlanda: migliaia di relitti affondati nelle acque dell’isola       Cache   Translate Page      

Un nuovo “triangolo delle Bermuda”, la nota area in prossimità delle Isole Bermuda, dove la leggenda vuole che fenomeni anomali facciano affondare navi e precipitare aerei con percentuali al di sopra della media per altri mari, è stato delineato attorno all’Irlanda.

Ma non c’è alcun mistero nel gran numero di relitti che si trovano là sotto: sono state le tempeste, i bassi fondali e le guerre a causare gli affondamenti. Una mappa da poco pubblicata e un interessante sito interattivo mostrano l’ubicazione di migliaia di navi affondate dal 16° secolo ad oggi che si trovano attorno all’isola. Lo “Wrech Viewer”, pubblicato dal National Monuments Service del governo irlandese mostra la posizione di 3.554 relitti di navi in un’area di circa 910.000 chilometri quadrati, poco meno di tre volte la superficie dell’Italia che dall’isola si distendono verso l’Oceano Atlantico settentrionale.

Attraverso il sito è possibile reperire informazioni sulle navi affondate, come ad esempio conoscerne l’anno di affondamento e, quando noto, le cause della loro scomparsa. Va sottolineato però che per moltissime di esse non si conosce quasi nulla, a volte neppure il nome della nave. Tra i relitti vi è anche quello del transatlantico britannico RMS Lusitania, che venne silurato dal sottomarino tedesco U-20 nelle acque dell’Irlanda nord-orientale nel 1915.

L’affondamento fu tragico: più della metà dei 1959 passeggeri della nave morì, compresi più di 100 americani. Un attacco insensato che fu tra i motivi che portò gli Stati Uniti a convincersi ad unirsi ad altri Stati europei per sconfiggere la Germania. Il relitto si trova a 18 km al largo della Old Head di Kinnsale, un noto promontorio irlandese interessante dal punto di vista dei panorami. Il relitto, adagiato su un fianco si trova a circa 93 metri di profondità. In gran parte è avvolto da reti da pesca che rendono praticamente impossibile una ispezione per sollevare i tanti dubbi su questa nave, tra cui se trasportava o meno materiale da guerra in modo clandestino. Presenta un largo squarcio a prua, nella sede in cui esplose il siluro che l’affondò.

La registrazione del naufragio più recente riguarda un peschereccio lungo 19 metri, affondato nel 2017, ma che non causò vittime. Stando ai registri irlandesi tuttavia, quanto viene riportato nel nuovo sito interattivo è solo un quinto del numero di navi affondate presenti nei registri del governo irlandese, in quanto vi sarebbero 14.414 navi affondate che al momento risultano quasi del tutto sconosciute. Un vero paradiso dunque, per i cacciatori di “tesori sommersi”.



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Hier wurden wahre Wunder vollbracht. In nur drei Jahren verwandelte sich das Gelände der ehemaligen Leighton Barracks in die heutige Würzburger Landesgartenschau, im neuen Stadteil Hubland. Doch ist die LGS mehr als eine reine Blumenschau. Noch bis zum 7. Oktober haben Gäste die Möglichkeit die Ausstellung zu besuchen und sich mit Themen rund um Pflanzen […]
          Apple Watch Series 4 non fa l’elettrocardiogramma fuori dagli USA      Cache   Translate Page      

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Tra le novità più interessanti di Apple Watch Series 4, di rilievo è sicuramente il cardiofrequenzimetro in grado di effettuare un elettrocardiogramma (ECG) grazie alla nuova app ECG che ha ottenuto la classificazione “De Novo” dalla FDA.

La Food and Drug Administration ("Agenzia per gli Alimenti e i Medicinali", abbreviato in FDA) è l'ente governativo statunitense che si occupa della regolamentazione dei prodotti alimentari e farmaceutici. È un organismo che dipende dal Dipartimento della Salute degli Stati Uniti; la certificazione in questione è complessa da ottenere ed è volta ad attestare che determinati prodotti o processi soddisfano i requisiti previsti dalle relative norme tecniche. La classificazione "De Novo" riguarda nuovi dispositivi con "rischi lievi o moderati" che devono ad ogni modo superare rigorosi test prima dell'approvazione, allo scopo di verificare la conformità agli standard minimi richiesti.

Apple ha fatto sapere che l'app ECG sarà disponibile nel corso dell’anno solo negli USA; anche le notifiche per le anomalie del ritmo cardiaco saranno disponibili nell’arco di quest’anno solo negli USA. Probabilmente la Mela prima di poter mettere a disposizione le funzionalità possibili dal nuovo cardiofrequenzimetro elettrico posizionato nella parte posteriore in cristallo, dovrà attendere specifiche autorizzazioni dagli enti dei vari Paesi in cui commercializzerà il prodotto.

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Anche in Europa è necessario attenersi a specifiche procedure di marcatura. Sul sito del Ministero della Salute, leggiamo: "I dispositivi devono essere progettati e fabbricati in modo che la loro utilizzazione non comprometta lo stato clinico e la sicurezza dei pazienti, né la sicurezza e la salute degli utilizzatori ed eventualmente di terzi, quando siano utilizzati alle condizioni e per i fini previsti, fermo restando che gli eventuali rischi debbono essere di livello accettabile, tenuto conto del beneficio apportato al paziente, e compatibili con un elevato livello di protezione della salute e della sicurezza”. Questo significa che - per produrre un dispositivo medico conforme al D. Lgs.46/97 - il fabbricante dovrà dimostrare che non solo il suo prodotto, ma anche il processo produttivo nei suoi diversi aspetti (progettazione, fabbricazione, controlli ecc.), rispettino i requisiti essenziali".

L'elenco dei requisiti essenziali è suddiviso in due parti: la prima dedicata ai requisiti generali, completamente rivolti alla sicurezza intrinseca dei dispositivi, la seconda - suddivisa ulteriormente in 7 gruppi - copre tutti gli aspetti progettuali e costruttivi del dispositivo. Tanto più alta è la rischiosità del dispositivo, tanto maggiori saranno le garanzie di sicurezza che il fabbricante dovrà fornire per la produzione del dispositivo.

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          Apple says newest iPhones use recycled tin in logic boards, cover glass that's 32% biobased plastic, aims to eventually eliminate its need to mine new materials (Joan E. Solsman/CNET)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Apple says newest iPhones use recycled tin in logic boards, cover glass that's 32% biobased plastic, aims to eventually eliminate its need to mine new materials  —  Apple's newest iPhones are using recycled tin in their logic boards, and cover glass that's 32 percent bio-based plastic …


          AppleCare+ now offers optional loss and theft protection at $299 for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max plus a device replacement cost of $269, less for other models (Chris Welch/The Verge)      Cache   Translate Page      

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AppleCare+ now offers optional loss and theft protection at $299 for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max plus a device replacement cost of $269, less for other models  —  The main downside of AppleCare+, Apple's extended warranty program, has always been that it's pretty much worthless if your device is lost or stolen.


          Apple says that starting Jan. 1, 2019, prices for battery repairs will rise from $29 to $69 for iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max and to $49 for all older iPhones (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Apple says that starting Jan. 1, 2019, prices for battery repairs will rise from $29 to $69 for iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max and to $49 for all older iPhones  —  During the highs of BatteryGate, Apple reduced official battery repairs to $29 each through 2018, down from $79.


          iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR can read NFC tags without having to launch an app (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Spotify says users can now download 10,000 tracks on up to five devices for offline listening, up from 3,333 tracks on up to three devices (Amy X. Wang/Rolling Stone)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Spotify says users can now download 10,000 tracks on up to five devices for offline listening, up from 3,333 tracks on up to three devices  —  Streaming service expands number of songs that can be downloaded for offline listening  —  A common gripe among Spotify users is that the app limits …


          Reddit says EU's copyright law is "a significant blow to the open Internet"; Wikimedia says it's disappointed by "the missed opportunity to modernize copyright" (Russell Brandom/The Verge)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Reddit says EU's copyright law is “a significant blow to the open Internet”; Wikimedia says it's disappointed by “the missed opportunity to modernize copyright”  —  Google declined to directly criticize the directive  —  Today, the European Partliament voted in favor …


          Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat, once slated for "early" 2018, has been almost entirely removed from its website; sources: AirPower was "too ambitious" (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNet)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat, once slated for “early” 2018, has been almost entirely removed from its website; sources: AirPower was “too ambitious”  —  A year after teasing us with the AirPower all-in-one wireless charger for the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods …


          Bobby Lo, ex-CEO of Vurb, which Snapchat acquired for $114.5M, departs after just two years as Snap's record low share price becomes a talent retention problem (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Bobby Lo, ex-CEO of Vurb, which Snapchat acquired for $114.5M, departs after just two years as Snap's record low share price becomes a talent retention problem  —  Snapchat's sagging share price is making it tough to retain talent.  Bobby Lo, founder and CEO of mobile search app Vurb …


          Hands-on with the iPhone XR: colors are vibrant, it feels noticeably lighter than the XS, and the edge-to-edge display looks good (Nilay Patel/The Verge)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Hands-on with the iPhone XR: colors are vibrant, it feels noticeably lighter than the XS, and the edge-to-edge display looks good  —  Apple has just announced the new iPhone XR, which is looking like it will be the default iPhone for many people this season.


          Apple Watch 4 hands-on: in a thinner and smaller case, the bigger screen looks great, digital crown's new haptic feedback is nice, and the speaker seems louder (The Verge)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Apple Watch 4 hands-on: in a thinner and smaller case, the bigger screen looks great, digital crown's new haptic feedback is nice, and the speaker seems louder  —  New health features might be more important, but the screen is great  —  Apple just announced a redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 …


          The Apple Watch Edition has been discontinued, after starting as a $10K-$17K gold version of the original Watch and later being offered as a ceramic model (Chris Welch/The Verge)      Cache   Translate Page      

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The Apple Watch Edition has been discontinued, after starting as a $10K-$17K gold version of the original Watch and later being offered as a ceramic model  —  From gold to ceramic to nothing  —  The super-expensive Apple Watch has been discontinued.  With the introduction of Apple Watch Series 4 …


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Reddit bans r/GreatAwakening, the main subreddit for QAnon conspiracy theories, citing rules on inciting violence and harassment  —  Reddit has banned its subreddit devoted to QAnon conspiracy theories, stating that it violated rules against “inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information.”


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Apple will not include a headphone dongle with its newest iPhones and will stop including it with iPhone 8, but will still sell it separately for $9  —  But you can still buy it for $9  —  Apple included a spare dongle in the boxes of the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, and 7 Plus phones …


          Hands-on with iPhone XS and XS Max: both feel like the iPhone X, and XS Max feels better than any Plus model iPhone ever has (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Hands-on with iPhone XS and XS Max: both feel like the iPhone X, and XS Max feels better than any Plus model iPhone ever has  —  Apple just announced the iPhone XS and XS Max.  They're iterations on last year's iPhone X, but the XS Max at least stands out in one very notable way: it's so much larger.


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          Odra Opole vs Termalica Nieciecza, Sep 14, 2018 – Preview, Watch and Bet, Score      Cache   Translate Page      

Polish Division 1, Odra Opole – Termalica, Friday, 1:00 pm ET Score, Highlights Short Preview Odra Opole is in awful shape (in the last 5 games wins – 1). Termalica has a chain of defeats in the last matches (in the last 5 games wins – 0). Odra Opole could have problems with physics compare…

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Temalisi Fakahokotau’s Netball World Cup dream is in doubt, after suffering a serious injury at Silver Ferns training. Fakahokotau has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018 season after she ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her...
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What should have been a run of the mill drink in a Paisley café launched a landmark case which changed the law on negligence across the globe. Now 90 years after May Donoghue found a dead snail in her bottle of ginger beer in the Wellmeadow Café, a statue in her honour has been unveiled […]

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          2018 fall Arkansas fine arts preview      Cache   Translate Page      
Crystal Bridges completes the American story with "Art for a New Understanding."

Is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art the most woke museum in the country? That's what The Washington Post suggested in an article earlier this year as the museum began to reinstall its early American galleries to, Director Rod Bigelow said, better reflect "the complexity of the American story."

The early American galleries were initially dominated by images of patriarchy and aristocracy and unspoiled scenery — the 18th century Franks family; George Washington; the Marquis de Lafayette; Mrs. Theodore Atkinson and her flying squirrel; the poet and artist gentlemen of Asher Durand's "Kindred Spirits"; romantic landscapes by Cole, Innes, Cropsey et al., Bierstadt's nostalgic scenes of Native Americans fishing and George de Forest Brush's "The Indian and the Lily." A thematic reassembly of works in the first galleries now pairs such works with a 19th century Salish cradleboard, Lakota Siouxan beaded skin pouches, an 18th century portrait of a Spanish lady; a 20th century painting, "Florida Mexicana," by Alfredo Ramos Martinez; Nari Ward's 27-foot-long installation "We the People," the words spelled out in shoestrings. The themes of the galleries are painted on the wall in both English and Spanish: The full complement of America has been invited to the party. As that redo was going on, over in the temporary exhibition galleries was the superb "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," a show of work by outstanding African-American artists working from the 1960s to 1980s.

Now comes "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now," an exhibition of more than 80 artworks, including painting, video, sculpture, performance art, photography and more, opening Oct. 6. The works address contemporary issues of social justice, ridicule stereotype and show Native artists to be not a part of a solemn, monolithic culture, but as diverse as America itself, with a keen wit sharpened to a fine edge by historical affronts (like genocide) by white America.

One of the artists whose work will be at Crystal Bridges is Kent Monkman, a Canadian First Nation artist whose work would be rightly shown next to Bierstadt's "Indian Encampment." While Bierstadt renders an idyllic scene of Natives swimming in a creek near their tipis, Monkman's arch landscape "History Is Painted by the Victors" shows a Native man in high-heeled and thigh-high red patent leather boots painting beside a mountain lake and surrounded by nude white men who've cast off blue uniforms. A couple of the men are boxing, others are wrestling, one's playing a panpipe, most are languid. Monkman's used his alter-ego, warrior-in-drag Chief Eagle Testickle, to add a bit of daring snark to history painting. Monkman is a terrific artist; this work is reason enough to go to Crystal Bridges for "Art for a New Understanding." He's also painted a takeoff on "Kindred Spirits"; instead of friends Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant, Monkman's put a Native and a white man fighting on the rock; let's hope that is also in the show.

Also enlightening: a 1990 photograph of laughing artists Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel and Muriel Miguel, who in 1976 founded the feminist Spiderwoman Theater, the country's longest-running Native female theatrical company; Shan Goshan's two baskets, "Removal," in which the artist has cut a copy of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 into thin strips and used them to weave traditional Cherokee baskets; and from Crystal Bridges' own collection, James Lavadour's landscape-reminiscent abstracts "Shake."

"Art for a New Understanding" runs through Jan. 7. Crystal Bridges has scheduled all sorts of programs in conjunction with the show, including painting and sculpture workshops, films, artist talks and more. On view now is "In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis," an exhibition that pairs photographs of contemporary Native Americans by Wilson with the early 20th century photographs of Curtis.

***

Pablo Picasso, Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Matisse, Kazimir Malevich — these are among the artists whose works Swiss-born Martin Muller of San Francisco has collected. Muller has a Little Rock connection — he lived here in the 1970s — and it was in this town, the Arkansas Arts Center says, that he began to explore post-war American painting. Muller will return to Little Rock for the opening of "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection," opening Friday, Sept. 28, at the Arts Center. The exhibition of 89 works is a survey of diverse modern and contemporary works from the old and new world, with works by such 20th century masters Corbusier (Swiss-French), Picasso (Spanish), Warhol (American) and Malevich (Russian), and contemporaries Gottfried Helnwein (Austrian), Joel Besmar (Cuban) and Frederick Hammersley (American).

Muller moved to Little Rock from Switzerland for a job with a Swiss-American company and while here spent time in the Arts Center's Elizabeth P. Taylor library familiarizing himself with American masters. In the late 1970s he decided to move west and get into the gallery business. He founded his gallery, Modernism Inc., in 1979.

As he traveled across the country to San Francisco, he's quoted in an Arts Center news release as saying, "I marveled at discovering masterpieces of modern American art, from Edward Hopper to Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and later, the Pop and Minimalist artists, especially Donald Judd. Now, some 40 years later, it gives me great joy to have come full circle back to Little Rock and be able to share at the Arkansas Arts Center some of the wonderful artworks gathered along the way."

The show runs through Dec. 30.


          This startup's vegan leather bags could fool anyone into thinking they're real — and they're all under $200      Cache   Translate Page      

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If you're a conscientious shopper – or someone who appreciates on-trend bags for under $200 – you probably know the name Matt & Nat.

The Canadian company produces everything from tiny dog accessories to surprisingly luxe-looking bags without using animal products.

Though the label is technically vegan, it's also increasingly a mainstay for shoppers who may not initially be able to tell the difference. Despite their looks, these bags are accessibly priced and easy to find (they're available at ZapposNordstromUrban OutfittersAmazon and on their home site).

The collection runs the gamut from clutches to backpacks to weekenders, but most cost between $100 - $175.  The ruling design theme finds a sweet spot of rich minimalist color palettes and clean, structured silhouettes that appear distinctly "en vogue" from a distance.

As an added incentive for the conscientious customer, the company uses recycled water bottles for their bag's linings, recycling approximately 21 bottles per bag since implementing the practice in 2007. Recently, the label also started using recycled bicycle tires as new material. 

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However, it's worth mentioning that shopping for vegan bags can be a complicated matter if its ethics are your motivators. Some companies (Matt & Nat included) source comparatively eco-friendly materials like nylon, cork, and rubber, but popular synthetic vegan leathers aren’t good for the environment, and some, like PVC, have a pretty significant impact. If you feel drawn to both eco-friendly causes and animal rights (and don’t conveniently fall in love with something made out of cork), it comes down to which values you feel most strongly about prioritizing — or which you feel most confident you can sufficiently supplement in other areas of your life.

In an effort to buck this caveat of vegan bags, Matt & Nat says they have been experimenting with different recycled materials (such as the aforementioned recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber, and cork) to produce a more sustainable collection, as well as a cruelty-free one. 

Independent from its veganism, though, the company's on-trend, inventive, and intuitively minimalist designs are perhaps incentive enough — especially with a product line that somehow doesn't top $200.

Since buying vegan bags online can be hit or miss, we took a look at a few Matt & Nat bags in person. If you want to know a bit more before deciding if it's worth getting one for yourself, check out our individual experiences below.

We tested the Matt & Nat bags in person. Here's what we thought:

Sheenan

Matt & Nat

Sheenan, $155

Matt & Nat offers a huge variety of bags, and they all look so stylish and versatile that the availability of choices is honestly a bit of curse. In the end, I decided on the Sheenan, a mid-sized doctor bag that’s structured, polished, and great for work. I liked how stiff the body and handles were, and it was a nice change from my handbags that I’ve now realized can be too malleable to look put-together. The flat bottom of the main compartment helped keep my belongings organized, and there were just enough pockets (but not too many) for essentials like my MetroCard, keys, and office ID. It can be worn crossbody, which was my preferred method, but the straps can also be adjusted for length or removed depending on your preferred look and feel. – Connie Chen, Insider Picks reporter



Laverne

Matt & Nat

Laverne, $160

The Laverne is basically the vegan magazine tote. It's deep enough for papers and notebooks, has a padded laptop pocket, and is sturdy enough to survive less-than-gentle handling. In terms of looks, the stiff body gives it a polished feel, the logo is small and inoffensive, and the color is the same beautiful dark merlot in person. 

The Laverne has been a great companion the last couple of weeks. It's substantial enough to have some structure even when empty, the color is beautiful for fall, and it's a perfect mix to have a deep internal pocket that can fit a laptop and a small, unobtrusive side pocket for easy access to a cell phone or subway pass. 

I prefer vertical work bags since most of my commute is spent crammed alongside other people using public transportation, and this bag has the added functional benefit of being made from a material that can remain stiff and compact and won't wither in inclement weather. 

– Mara Leighton, Insider Picks reporter



Mitsuko LG, Chili Brown

Matt & Nat

Mitsuko LG, $185

This weekender is the vegan version of the leather one I've always wanted. It's well-structured enough that I no longer feel the need to spend $400 on a leather alternative, which is really saying something considering that this duffel has been on my wishlist for years.

I love that the Mitsuko has a cavernous interior (which will hold at least two full days and nights worth of clothing), and that it comes with a shoulder strap I can pop on when I need and off when I want. The one gripe I have is with the zipper, which isn't as smooth as I'd like it to be, but overall I'm really impressed with this one by Matt & Nat. – Sally Kaplan, Insider Picks editor



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          Teaser Trailer for Malick's 'The Tree of Life' Extended Cut Re-Release      Cache   Translate Page      
"Mother. Father. Always you wrestle inside me..." The Criterion Collection has released a new trailer for the re-release of Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, which is now available on Blu-ray/DVD from Criterion. This special edition includes a brand new, never-before-seen Extended Cut of the film - including 50 minutes of extra footage. This new Extended Cut just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and is included on the Blu-ray with the original theatrical version from 2011 (which won the Palme d'Or in Cannes that year). The original version was 2 hours, 19 minutes - so this extended version is 3 hours, 9 minutes long. The film tells the story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. The film is regarded by many cinephiles as one of the best films of this decade, and includes the mesmerizing origin of life sequence (which also became ...
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Gerald Baumgartner (Randall Malin) is a fastidious, delusional man wrapped in an idealized image of a business man ultra-organized, competent, logical...or so he thinks. Pleased with himself, Gerald trips through his life of routine and nth-degree organization until one day he discovers an entirely new vision of himself inspired by the beautiful, bohemian Christiana LaTierre (Melissa Fischer).

Driven by this "new vision" Gerald sets into play a spectacular life transformation, which involves among other things engineering a seamless separation from his - "current situation" - his wife (Carolyn Koskan) - using sound principles of change management.

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          2018 fall Arkansas fine arts preview      Cache   Translate Page      
Crystal Bridges completes the American story with "Art for a New Understanding."

Is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art the most woke museum in the country? That's what The Washington Post suggested in an article earlier this year as the museum began to reinstall its early American galleries to, Director Rod Bigelow said, better reflect "the complexity of the American story."

The early American galleries were initially dominated by images of patriarchy and aristocracy and unspoiled scenery — the 18th century Franks family; George Washington; the Marquis de Lafayette; Mrs. Theodore Atkinson and her flying squirrel; the poet and artist gentlemen of Asher Durand's "Kindred Spirits"; romantic landscapes by Cole, Innes, Cropsey et al., Bierstadt's nostalgic scenes of Native Americans fishing and George de Forest Brush's "The Indian and the Lily." A thematic reassembly of works in the first galleries now pairs such works with a 19th century Salish cradleboard, Lakota Siouxan beaded skin pouches, an 18th century portrait of a Spanish lady; a 20th century painting, "Florida Mexicana," by Alfredo Ramos Martinez; Nari Ward's 27-foot-long installation "We the People," the words spelled out in shoestrings. The themes of the galleries are painted on the wall in both English and Spanish: The full complement of America has been invited to the party. As that redo was going on, over in the temporary exhibition galleries was the superb "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," a show of work by outstanding African-American artists working from the 1960s to 1980s.

Now comes "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now," an exhibition of more than 80 artworks, including painting, video, sculpture, performance art, photography and more, opening Oct. 6. The works address contemporary issues of social justice, ridicule stereotype and show Native artists to be not a part of a solemn, monolithic culture, but as diverse as America itself, with a keen wit sharpened to a fine edge by historical affronts (like genocide) by white America.

One of the artists whose work will be at Crystal Bridges is Kent Monkman, a Canadian First Nation artist whose work would be rightly shown next to Bierstadt's "Indian Encampment." While Bierstadt renders an idyllic scene of Natives swimming in a creek near their tipis, Monkman's arch landscape "History Is Painted by the Victors" shows a Native man in high-heeled and thigh-high red patent leather boots painting beside a mountain lake and surrounded by nude white men who've cast off blue uniforms. A couple of the men are boxing, others are wrestling, one's playing a panpipe, most are languid. Monkman's used his alter-ego, warrior-in-drag Chief Eagle Testickle, to add a bit of daring snark to history painting. Monkman is a terrific artist; this work is reason enough to go to Crystal Bridges for "Art for a New Understanding." He's also painted a takeoff on "Kindred Spirits"; instead of friends Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant, Monkman's put a Native and a white man fighting on the rock; let's hope that is also in the show.

Also enlightening: a 1990 photograph of laughing artists Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel and Muriel Miguel, who in 1976 founded the feminist Spiderwoman Theater, the country's longest-running Native female theatrical company; Shan Goshan's two baskets, "Removal," in which the artist has cut a copy of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 into thin strips and used them to weave traditional Cherokee baskets; and from Crystal Bridges' own collection, James Lavadour's landscape-reminiscent abstracts "Shake."

"Art for a New Understanding" runs through Jan. 7. Crystal Bridges has scheduled all sorts of programs in conjunction with the show, including painting and sculpture workshops, films, artist talks and more. On view now is "In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis," an exhibition that pairs photographs of contemporary Native Americans by Wilson with the early 20th century photographs of Curtis.

***

Pablo Picasso, Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Matisse, Kazimir Malevich — these are among the artists whose works Swiss-born Martin Muller of San Francisco has collected. Muller has a Little Rock connection — he lived here in the 1970s — and it was in this town, the Arkansas Arts Center says, that he began to explore post-war American painting. Muller will return to Little Rock for the opening of "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection," opening Friday, Sept. 28, at the Arts Center. The exhibition of 89 works is a survey of diverse modern and contemporary works from the old and new world, with works by such 20th century masters Corbusier (Swiss-French), Picasso (Spanish), Warhol (American) and Malevich (Russian), and contemporaries Gottfried Helnwein (Austrian), Joel Besmar (Cuban) and Frederick Hammersley (American).

Muller moved to Little Rock from Switzerland for a job with a Swiss-American company and while here spent time in the Arts Center's Elizabeth P. Taylor library familiarizing himself with American masters. In the late 1970s he decided to move west and get into the gallery business. He founded his gallery, Modernism Inc., in 1979.

As he traveled across the country to San Francisco, he's quoted in an Arts Center news release as saying, "I marveled at discovering masterpieces of modern American art, from Edward Hopper to Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and later, the Pop and Minimalist artists, especially Donald Judd. Now, some 40 years later, it gives me great joy to have come full circle back to Little Rock and be able to share at the Arkansas Arts Center some of the wonderful artworks gathered along the way."

The show runs through Dec. 30.


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          U2 - 05.09.2018, Köln      Cache   Translate Page      

Nach der Vorfreude auf die Welttournee der irischen Band U2 kam zu Beginn der deutschen Termine der große Schreck: das Konzert in Berlin musste abgebrochen werden, da Sänger Bono Vox während dem fünften Lied seine Stimme verloren hatte. Gottseidank kam relativ zeitig die Entwarnung für den Fortgang der Tour und nachdem der erste Termin in der 'Lanxess Arena' bestens verlief, konnte man dem zweiten Auftritt in der der Kölner Halle mehr als erfreut entgegen sehen. Und diese Vorfreude befriedigte das Quartett auf beeindruckende Art. Mit einer ausgetüftelten Bühne, welche aus einer Art Laufsteg samt Plattform am Ende für große Publikums-Nähe sorgte und einer heb- wie senkbare Leinwand aus unzählig vielen Dioden, welche dazu wie ein überdimensionierter Schlauch begehbar war, konnte ein farb-gewaltiges Spektakel auf die angereisten Fans losgelassen werden. Gespickt mit den Liedern der letzten beiden Alben 'Songs Of Innocence' und 'Songs Of Experience' wie Cedarwood Road oder Red Flag Day erzählte der Auftritt von U2 die Geschichte der Band; eingebettet in das Zeitgeschehen ab dem zweiten Weltkrieg hinfort bis in das Heute mit der Quintessenz, dass es nichts stärkeres gibt, als ein gemeinsamer Bund. Dazu dienten alte Klassiker aus dem Schaffenswerk der Band wie I Will Follow oder Pride (In The Name Of Love). Die dazugehörigen Bilder und Filmsequenzen auf der Leinwand, welche sogar einen Comic-Strip der Musiker offenbarte, ließen die Blicke der Fans zwischen diesem riesigen Gebilde und der Band auf der Bühne hin und her springen - manchmal war es gar zuviel, um die gesamten Eindrücke in seinen Denkapparat aufzunehmen. Highlights waren sicherlich Lieder wie Sunday Bloody Sunday, bei der Bono, Larry, The Edge und Adam über den Laufsteg marschierten und eine minimalistische Variante des Liedes dem Publikum zu offenbaren. Ob nun das Bonos Mutter gewidmete Lied Iris (Hold Me Close) oder Acrobat, womit Sänger Bono das Thema Rockstars behandelt, was ihn anhand einer unterstützenden App als Teufelsfratze auf dem riesigen Bildschirm erscheinen ließ; alle Lieder wurden sehr überzeugend und in einem im Innenraum ausgezeichneten Sound vorgetragen. So flog die Story samt den Songs Evelation oder dem lieblichen Beautiful Day sehr kurzweilig durch den Abend, und U2 verabschiedete sich nach dem Lied City Of Blinding Lights sichtlich berührt und dankbar von dem Publikum der ausverkauften Halle. 

U2
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Frenetischer Applaus veranlasste die Herren in einem nun reifen Alter für eine Zugabe zurückzukehren - nicht allzu überraschend, wenn man den bisherigen Verlauf der Tour kennt. Aber egal; mit dem sehr warmherzigen One sowie den Songs Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way sowie 13 (There Is A Light) was ebenfalls mit leuchtenden Effekten der High-Tech Leinwand untermauert wurde, verschwanden die Musiker aus der noch lange applaudierenden Lanxess-Arena. U2 hat erneut aufgezeigt, wie ein modernes Konzert des 21. Jahrhunderts auszusehen hat! Dass jeder Besucher vielleicht eine etwas andere Setlist gewünscht hätte, ist aufgrund des über 40 jährigen Bestehens der Band nicht verwunderlich, aber wohl sehr schwer umsetzbar. Daher kann man mit Fug und Recht verlauten: ein Abend, der unvergessen bleibt!  

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photo: © Ralf Michael Benfer - benfisworld.blogspot.com

Datum: 05.09.2018
Ort: Köln
Location: Lanxess Arena
Spieldauer: ca. 130 min. 

Setlist:
01. The Blackout
02. Lights Of Home
03. I Will Follow
04. Red Flag Day
05. Beautiful Day
06. The Ocean
07. Iris (Hold Me Close)
08. Cedarwood Road
09. Sunday Bloody Sunday
10. Until The End Of The World
11. Elevation
12. Vertigo
13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
14. Acrobat
15. You're The Best Thing About Me
16. Summer Of Love
17. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
18. Get Out Of Your Own Way
19. New Years Day
20. City Of Blinding Lights
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21. One
22. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
23. 13 (There Is A Light) 

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Las etiquetas del Made in China comienzan a descoserse de las prendas que producen las marcas ourensanas. A cambio proliferan las que acreditan la fabricación en Portugal. Así lo demuestran los datos de la Agencia Tributaria que auditan las expediciones internacionales de las empresas. La modificación de la tendencia ha sido paulatina, y se aprecia con nitidez en los últimos cinco años. La industria textil ourensana encargó en el 2012 prendas a China por valor de 56 millones de euros, pero en el pasado ejercicio la cifra había caído hasta los 28 millones.
Mientras, la confección importada a Portugal ha mantenido una línea estable, con un ligero crecimiento al pasar en el mismo periodo de 33 millones a 35 millones. Es decir, la confección lusa es ya la principal proveedora internacional de la moda ourensana. 
Producir en China ya no resulta tan barato y hacerlo en Portugal compensa por razón de proximidad y porque los costes de fabricación son "más asumibles" que en España. Rubén Vázquez, experto en comercio internacional indica que "esta situación viene motivada por la progresiva deslocalización de las fabricas subcontratadas por las principales firmas ourensanas por una cuestión de ventaja comparativa en costes".
Sin embargo, Asia sigue siendo una zona apetecible para producir. En el año 2012 los encargos de ropa a los talleres de Bangladesh apenas supusieron 700.000 euros pero en el 2017 ya habían subido hasta los 3 millones de euros. Y es que la industria bengalí está creciendo de forma espectacular y hacia allí mira también el textil ourensano. Pero, el sector también hace sus encargos en otras zonas europeas. Un país tan maduro en el gremio de la moda como Italia es el tercer proveedor de las prendas ourensanas, con unas ventas de 13,3 millones de euros el año pasado, por lo tanto ocupando el tercer lugar entre los importadores.

COMPRAS TOTALES
Las compras de la industria textil ourensana el pasado ejercicio se elevaron  a 108 millones de euros. En las importaciones que hacen todas las empresas de todos los sectores desde China el peso de la industria de la confección es determinante ya que más de la mitad de las operaciones formalizadas con el gigante asiático se llevan a cabo en este gremio. 


          Carla Del Ponte: Nederland is mogelijk medeplichtig aan oorlogsmisdaden      Cache   Translate Page      
Carla Del Ponte is ‘geschokt’ dat Nederland steun leverde aan strijdgroepen waarvan bekend was dat zij mensenrechten schonden. De Zwitserse is voormalig hoofdaanklager van het Joegoslavië-tribunaal en was tot vorig jaar lid van de VN-onderzoekscommissie voor Syrië. “Alle partijen in het conflict plegen misdaden. Nederland weet dat de oppositie oorlogsmisdaden pleegt.”
          ¡Con la camiseta puesta! Wanda Nara y un mensaje de aliento a la Selección: "¡Hay futuro!"      Cache   Translate Page      

En la noche de ayer, Wanda Nara presenció el partido de la Selección Argentina ante Colombia en los Estados Unidos, donde su esposa Mauro Icardi volvió a vestir la camiseta albiceleste. Tras el empate en cero ante la selección cafetera y una fecha FIFA que dejó buenas sensaciones, la mediática compartió un mensaje de aliento. 

"¡Hay equipo! ¡Hay futuro! Todo lo demás va a llegar de la mano de ellos", escribió Wanda que se puso la camiseta de la Selección Argentina para alentar a la nueva camada de futbolista y, lógicamente, a Mauro





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          Claire Tomalin Moves 'Between The Trivial And The Tragic' In 'A Life Of My Own'      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2018 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. In telling the story of her own life, my guest, Claire Tomalin, has tried to tell a larger story of British women of her generation. She was born in 1933. In her new memoir, "A Life Of My Own," she describes herself as having been carried along by conflicting desires to have children and a worthwhile working life. She eventually had both. She gave birth to five children, worked for British publications as a book reviewer and editor and, later in life, found her true vocation as a biographer, writing books about Jane Austen and Charles Dickens and the early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Tomalin says her story should be cheering to anyone who is finding it hard to establish a career they find congenial. She also writes about grief. One of her children was born with growths covering his body and died in infancy. One of her daughters took her life after suffering profound,
          45 Jahre nach dem Putsch in Chile: Die Mörder blieben unbestraft. Der neue Präsident ergreift Partei für die Putschisten      Cache   Translate Page      

Augusto Pinochet: Tod eines TyrannenChiles konservativer Präsident Sebastían Piñera hat kurz vor dem heutigen 45. Jahrestag des blutigen Militärputsches von 1973 seinem damals ermordeten Amtsvorgänger (1970-73) Salvador Allende vorgeworfen, für eine "kranke Demokratie" verantwortlich gewesen zu sein. In einem seitenlangen Interview mit der rechtsgerichteten Zeitung La Tercera sagte Piñera, damals habe in Chile "ein komplettes Chaos geherrscht" und das Land habe sich "in einer tiefen wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und politischen Krise befunden". Des sei keine Rechtfertigung der Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Diktatur, so Piñera weiter. Jedoch sei "unsere Demokratie seit den 1960er Jahren fundamental geschwächt worden". Die Aussagen kommen zu einer Zeit, zu der Menschenrechtsverletzungen der Diktatur in Chile von Akteuren der politischen Rechten relativiert werden. Mitunter wird die demokratisch gewählte Allende-Regierung sogar mit den Putschisten gleichgesetzt. Auch der amtierende Präsident zeigte in seinem Interview ein tiefes Misstrauen gegenüber der Regierung von Salvador Allende, die laut ihm, "entgegen der Meinung der Mehrheit versuchte, ein marxistisches Modell – so wie in Kuba – zu etablieren". Die Aussagen Piñeras belegen in zweierlei Hinsicht sein Politikverständnis. So kritisierten die heutigen Regierungsparteien die Mitte-links-Vorgängerregierung und zielen dabei vor allem auf Gesetzesinitiativen, die gegen das konservative Gesellschaftsverständnis der rechten Parteien verstießen. Dabei vergleichen sie ihre aktuellen politischen Gegner oft mit der ehemalige Regierung von Präsident Allende. Rechte Parteien organisierten vor den vergangenen Wahlen zudem eine Schmutzkampagne gegen den Mitte-links-Kandidaten Alejandro Guiller. Sie warfen ihm davor, das Land zu einem "Chilezuela" machen zu wollen, in Anspielung auf die wirtschaftlich schlechte Situation und politische Krise im sozialistisch regierten Venezuela…“ – aus dem Beitrag „Präsident Piñera in Chile: Salvador Allende schuf "kranke Demokratie" von Malte Seiwerth am 11. September 2018 bei amerika21.de – woraus sich eigentlich nur noch die Frage ergibt, wann Pinera und die Seinen es wagen, das rituell vorgeschobene „das soll keine Verteidigung der Diktatur sein“ (aber was denn sonst?) fallen zu lassen… Siehe dazu auch einen aktuellen Bericht zur chilenischen Polizei - und wie sie am Jahrestag 2018 die Orientierung des Präsidenten umsetzt - sowie drei Hintergrundbeiträge zum Putsch in Chile

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          Leroy Merlin: Cinco estilos diferentes para renovar tu casa este otoño       Cache   Translate Page      

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Instalados ya en la rutina que llega tras las vacaciones, quizás sea el momento de dar un nuevo aire a tu casa. Un cambio de aires necesario por eso de renovarse o morir, y porque además, nuestro hogar tiene que ser ese lugar en el que nos sintamos bien dado que es nuestro refugio en el que desconectar de un largo día de trabajo.

Si estás pensando en renovar tu casa, aquí te traemos cinco de las tendencias para este otoño que podemos ver en Leroy Merlin. Tendencias para decorar tu hogar a la última, o para darle ese toque especial que hará que todos buscamos.

Botánico: Para los amantes de lo natural

Botanica

Si te gustan los espacios naturales, este estilo es ideal para ti. El estilo Botánico está inspirado en los bosques y en la selva, y como no podía ser de otra manera, en él predominan los motivos vegetales y florales y los tonos verdes para llenar tu casa de una energía rejuvenecedora a las distintas estancias de tu casa. En el estilo Botánico de Leroy Merlin podemos encontrar visillos, cojines lisos de colores neutros se combinan con estampados con carácter llenos de hojas de palma, palmeras o frutas en cortinas y papeles pintados, conviviendo en perfecta armonía con zócales con molduras, tejidos naturales y cerámicas esmaltadas.

Inglés: Lo tradicional nunca pasa de moda

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Rich: Sofisticación y clase

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Si te gusta la deco tanto como a nosotros, y buscas marcar la diferencia en cada rincón de tu casa, seguro que te gusta la tendencia Rich. Una tendencia sofisticada perfecta para llenar tu casa de confort gracias a la utilización de materiales nobles y duraderos. Mármoles, metales o terciopelos, combinados con formas geométricas para darle a tu casa ese toque de glamour que nos atrapa sin remedio.

Refugio: Conecta tus raíces con la ciudad

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Si eres de los que echas de menos el aire rural de tu casa del pueblo o de la montaña, puedes optar por llenar tu casa o tu ático de la ciudad con materiales naturales como la madera de pino y el hierro, sin olvidarnos de los accesorios de diseños étnicos como alfombras rústicas elaboradas a base de fibras naturales y tejidos vegetales en las que predominan las tonalidades color tierra.

Esencial: Un espacio para vivir en armonía

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Diseños minimalistas, una paleta de color en la que reina el blanco, o geometrías suaves se imponen en esta tendencia en la que la sencillez y la elegancia de la madera son claves para combinar estos espacios con otros estilos y colores neutros para ayudarnos a reinventar nuestras casas.

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          Bellefonte man dies in fatal crash on 322 that closed highway for hours      Cache   Translate Page      
By Sarah Rafacz
Centre Daily Times

A Bellefonte man was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 322.
According to State College police, the crash occurred at about 7:45 a.m. between the College Avenue and Elmwood Street overpasses. An initial investigation found that a 19-year-old woman from Williamsport was traveling westbound on 322 when she lost control of her Chevrolet Malibu.

The vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic on the eastbound lanes and struck a Ford Focus. The vehicle was driven by Robert Bloom, 47, of Bellefonte. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release.

According to PennDOT press officer Marla Fannin, both lanes eastbound and both lanes westbound were closed for several hours.

As of 1:20 p.m., all lanes on 322 in the area have been reopened, according to 511pa.com.

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          Formalizan fin de escoltas y pensiones a ex presidentes      Cache   Translate Page      
Los coordinadores Juan Carlos Romero Hicks (PAN), René Juárez (PRI), Mario Delgado (Morena) y además presidente de la Junta de Coordinación Política, y Carlos Alberto Puente, vicecoordinador del PVEM, al anunciar medidas de austeridad. México, 12 de septiembre del 2018.- La bancada de Morena en la Cámara de Diputados presentó la iniciativa con la que ...
          Ex-Formel-1-Fahrer: "Orgasmus"-Gefühl wegen Schumacher      Cache   Translate Page      

Dieses Erlebnis wird Vitantonio Liuzzi nie vergessen: In einem Interview hat der ehemalige Formel-1-Fahrer für Red Bull erklärt, wie Michael Schumacher ein "Orgasmus"-Gefühl bei ihm auslöste.


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Here's the new iPhone Xs in high-res pictures

Apple unveiled today the newest generation of iPhones. The flagship models carry the name Xs and Xs Max, and whatever you might think about the names they are beautiful craftsmanship, as you would expect.

We already went through most of the improvements on paper, but let's not kid ourselves, what matters to many is what the iPhones look like. Apple has of course released their own press photos that are aimed to show the new devices in the most glorious of lights.

The official high-resolution press photos of the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max showcase the new and improved camera, the Super Retina displays as well as some of the more important new software features.

Without further ado, here are the iPhone Xs and Xs Max in pictures.














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NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can surround DNA test results.

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          Liberan a presunto involucrado en caso Ayotzinapa      Cache   Translate Page      

Juan Miguel "N", alias el "Pajarraco", presunto involucrado en la desaparición de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa y quien fuera capturado hace una semana por la Policía Federal en Piedras Negras, Coahuila fue liberado por falta de pruebas.

De acuerdo al diario Reforma, esto da un "nuevo revés" al caso Ayotzinapa armado por la la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR).

Juan Miguel "N", presunto integrante de los "Guerreros Unidos", fue acusado de trasladar a los normalistas desaparecidos en una camioneta de redilas al basurero de Cocula, donde la PGR asegura fueron asesinados e incinerados.

Pese a los mútilples cuestinamientos surgidos sobre esa teoría por parte del equipo de expertos de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y el Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense (EAAF).

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          This is the Terrifying Reality of America's 'Deadly, Dangerous and Destabilizing Role' in Global Arms Supply      Cache   Translate Page      
Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers.

Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities.

Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and the Middle East—if it means “illegal” refugees stop “pouring” in to the USA.

Yet, somehow, U.S. “commandos” were deployed to 149 countries in 2017 alone.

Worse, according to a 2016 International Criminal Court report, U.S. troops allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, and the U.S. military and CIA allegedly tortured at least 88 people in Poland, Romania, and other countries as well.

So why is it then that so many Americans work for private, for-profit companies profiting from war? And why are so many Americans invested financially in the merchants of death profiting from war and manufactured terror around the globe?

Perhaps it’s out of simple ignorance of a) not knowing where their money is invested and b) not knowing the U.S. companies that are manufacturing the weapons of death used by the U.S. and their frenemies around the world.

Enter CodePink’s new report, War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes, a handy guide to the companies that manufacture weapons, and who they are selling them to. The report is primarily focused on Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon—the largest military manufacturers in the U.S., and their deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt.

“The United States is the leading purveyor of arms sales, global war and militarism,” the report notes. “With 800 military bases in 80 countries around the world, the U.S. has a larger military budget than the next seven countries combined, as well as an arms industry that dominates the global arms trade.”

The report delves into each of the Big Five arms manufacturers and their role and involvement in the murders of civilians and children around the world. It seems what are heralded as symbols of freedom in the U.S. are viewed as symbols of absolute destruction and death to the children who bear witness to the violence inflicted upon their communities by, for example, Apache helicopters or Eagle fighters (Boeing-made combat aircraft supplied to Israel).

Of course, it doesn’t help when U.S. leaders make threats and brag about their military or economic power and their access to “the button.” For example, the ICC’s recent accusations inspired national security adviser John Bolton to threaten the ICC as “illegitimate” and that the U.S. “will respond against the ICC and its personnel.”

Current U.S. leadership actions weren’t without foreshadowing by America’s military leaders of ages past. “Those who measure security solely in terms of offensive capacity distort its meaning and mislead those who pay them heed,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared decades ago. “No modern nation has ever equaled the crushing offensive power attained by the German war machine in 1939,” he continued. “No modern nation was broken and smashed as was Germany six years later.”

It’s not just the arrogant language leaders use, but also the corruption of language. The report notes that, “Officially sanctioned terms like ‘defense’ and ‘security’ act as a subterfuge to diminish and camouflage the deadly, dangerous and destabilizing role that the United States is playing in the world.”

The cost of that coopting and corruption of language and perversion of justice and humanity resonates deeply throughout the world, on an emotional, economic, and even spiritual level. Even Eisenhower, the report also notes, said, “The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every State House, every office of the Federal government. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

So why is it, then, that so many Americans continue to work for the companies profiting from heinous wars? It probably isn’t Raytheon’s corny “Forget Silicon Valley: Working for a defense contractor is surprisingly cool” campaign that is attracting people to military subcontractors.

The numbers of people working in this sector—nearly half a million officially in the Big Five mentioned in the report—is troublesome considering the number of EPA employees who have left under the Trump administration: an “exodus” of over 1,600 employees who are refusing to be a part of the problem rather than the solution.

As Eisenhower said, “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.” That can start by moving your money—and your employment—to a different sector. But first, arm yourself with knowledge.

You can access the full CodePink report here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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          Arcsight Delivery Quality Assurance Resource Engineer, Network Security at Ecscorp Resources      Cache   Translate Page      
Ecscorp Resources is a solution engineering firm, established in the year 2001 with a cumulative of over 100 years experience. Our business is driven by passion and the spirit of friendliness; we harness the power of creativity and technology to drive innovation and deliver cutting-edge solutions to increase productivity. Our passion, experience, expertise and shared knowledge have forged us into a formidable catalyst for desirable, sustainable change and incessant growth. We strive to provide achievable solutions that efficiently and measurably support goal-focused business priorities and objectives.Duration: 3 months Detailed Description ArcSight division, is a leading global provider of Compliance and Security Management solutions that protect enterprises, education and governmental agencies. ArcSight helps customers comply with corporate and regulatory policy, safeguard their assets and processes and control risk. The ArcSight platform collects and correlates user activity and event data across the enterprise so that businesses can rapidly identify, prioritize and respond to compliance violations, policy breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and insider threats. The successful candidate for this position will work on the ArcSight R&D team. This is a hands-on position that will require the candidate to work with data collected from various network devices in combination with the various ArcSight product lines in order to deliver content that will help address the needs of all of ArcSight's customers. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of enterprise security coupled with hands-on networking and security skills as well as an ability to write and understand scripting languages such as Perl, Python. Research, analyze and understand log sources, particularly from various devices in an enterprise network Appropriately categorize the security messages generated by various sources into the multi-dimensional ArcSight Normalization schema Write and modify scripts to parse out messages and interface with the ArcSight categorization database Work on content and vulnerability update releases Write scripts and automation to optimize various processes involved Understand content for ArcSight ESM, including correlation rules, dashboards, reports, visualizations, etc. Understand requirements to write content to address use cases based on customer requests and feedback Assist in building comprehensive, correct and useful ArcSight Connector and ESM content to ArcSight customers on schedule. Requirements Excellent knowledge of IT operations, administration and security Hands-on experience of a variety of different networking and security devices, such as Firewalls, Routers, IDS/IPS etc. Ability to examine operational and security logs generated by networking and security devices, identify the meaning and severity of them Understand different logging mechanisms, standards and formats Very strong practical Linux-based and Windows-based system administration skills Strong scripting skills using languages (Shell, Perl, Python etc), and Regex Hands-on experience of database such as MySQL Knowledge of Security Information Management solution such as ArcSight ESM Experience with a version control system (Perforce, GitHub) Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel Excellent written and verbal communication skills Must possess ability and desire to learn new technologies quickly while remaining detailed oriented Strong analytical skill and problem solving skills, multi-tasking. Pluses: Network device or Security certification (CISSP, CEH etc) Experience with application server such as Apache Tomcat Work experience in security operation center (SOC).
          ON SALE: Karl Lagerfeld - Aurelie Two Tone Women»s Watch      Cache   Translate Page      

Aurelie Two Tone Watch is a classically chic timepiece with a minimalist analogue dial and an elegant menswear inspired bracelet. Featuring 34mm rose gold tone stainless steel round case, light gray dial, faceted stud and lucky number 7 indices, quartz movement and two tone stainless steel bracelet with push-button deployant clasp closure. Water resistant to 5 ATM. Signature box included.
          ON SALE: Vojd Studios - Phase Black Quintuple Neckpiece      Cache   Translate Page      

Phase Black Quintuple Neckpiece, plays with the relationship between light and space, creating high-tech, high-impact jewelry that lends to a stand out look with a minimalist vibe. Featuring 3D printed neckpiece in an ultra-light, yet strong flexible nylon material consisting of five graduating circles accented with golden crystals. Hand dyed in black, the geometric motif creates a visually-striking moire effect as it hangs from an adjustable satin cord with silver ends.
          ON SALE: Vojd Studios - Phase Black Statement Round Pendant      Cache   Translate Page      

Phase Statement Pendant, plays with the relationship between light and space, creating high-tech, high-impact jewelry that lends to a stand out look with a minimalist vibe. Featuring 3D printed pendant in an ultra-light, yet strong flexible nylon material that is hand dyed in black with a black crystal center and adjustable satin cord with silver ends. The geometric pendant creates a visually-striking moire effect.
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Umbala Black Chevron Giant Torque takes its cues from the Zulu culture, where bold geometric patterns give way to exceptional statement pieces. Works well into minimalist wardrobes. Featuring 3D printed torque in an ultra light, yet strong flexible nylon material. The neckpiece comes in two pieces connected by strong magnets that is hand dyed in black and features an intricate geometric motif.
          Un astrofilo filma una flotta di UFO mentre guarda la Luna con il suo telescopio      Cache   Translate Page      

Un astrofilo italiano di nome Alessio che abita a Roma, in Italia, stava usando un piccolo telescopio per registrare la superficie della Luna il 1 ° agosto, quando registrò diverse dozzine di UFO che volavano davanti alla Luna, visibili sullo schermo della fotocamera attaccata al telescopio stesso.
Questo video potrebbe ulteriormente dimostrare che gli alieni sono reali. L’uomo stava usando un piccolo telescopio per dare un’occhiata più da vicino alla superficie lunare quando notò che un certo numero di anomalie volavano attraverso lo schermo. DI seguito la testimonianza originale, come presentata dal testimone. È stato inviato a John Greenewald, Jr. di The Black Vault tramite un amico comune, e il nome identificativo è stato rimosso. Il testimone non è un “appassionato di UFO” né un “Cacciatore di UFO” ma ha catturato il video solo per caso. È stato modificato leggermente per chiarezza.
“Ciao, sono un amico di …….. e voglio segnalare un avvistamento.  Era il giorno dopo la Luna Rossa (o Blood Moon) e il tempo era buono, senza nuvole. Stavo registrando il passaggio della Luna e ho usato la seguente attrezzatura:
-Sky-Watcher Maksutov SkyMax 127/1500 OTA 
-T2 anello 
-Pentax HD DA AF 1.4x convertitore posteriore 
-Pentax K-70
Grazie per l’attenzione, cordiali saluti.
Alessio”
Il testimone ha spiegato che non ci sono possibilità che possano essere insetti o uccelli a causa dell’altitudine in cui sono stati catturati. Alessio dice che stava registrando il filmato della Luna il 1 ° agosto, un giorno dopo la Blood Moon, per avere una buona occhiata durante il bel tempo.   Le analisi effettuate dai ricercatori UFO, ci dicono che gli oggetti non sono vicini all’obiettivo, anche perchè sarebbero in gran parte invisibili o drasticamente sfocati. L’altezza è molto difficile da determinare, dal momento che non ci sono oggetti di riferimento nel frame, ad eccezione della luna. Sappiamo che la luna è a 252.088 miglia di distanza dalla Terra, ma per dare correttamente qualche tipo di calcolo, un altro “oggetto di riferimento” dovrebbe essere nel frame per confrontarlo, ma purtroppo non ci sono riferimenti.
Quindi è altamente speculativo cercare di individuare l’altitudine esatta. Un’onda maggiore di oggetti passa attraverso la stessa vista. Siamo stati in grado di contare almeno 38 oggetti in totale. Gli UFO sembrano viaggiare a una velocità relativamente alta. A giudicare dalla velocità di rotazione della terra (1600 km / h) e dal modo in cui la luna si muove sullo schermo, dovrei dire che le anomalie stanno viaggiando più velocemente di qualsiasi aereo commerciale (circa 740-930 km / h o 500 nodi) nella migliore stima dei dati.
The Black Vault- Numero caso investigativo TBV: 257854

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Commento di Oliviero Mannucci: già m'immagino la spiegazione che tenterà di dare il CICAP, si tratta di Luna con la varicella.
          Segnali da una lontana galassia registrati dall'intelligenza artificiale      Cache   Translate Page      



L'intelligenza artificiale in ascolto dei segnali prodotti dall'universo violento in cerca di quelli che potrebbero avere un'origine artificiale (fonte: Breakthrough Listen image) © Ansa


L'intelligenza artificiale si mette in cerca di Et: è un'idea del programma Breakthrough Listen, nato nell'ambito del progetto Seti per la ricerca sulle intelligenze extraterrestri, e punta ad analizzare in modo più efficiente i segnali radio prodotti dalle grandi esplosioni cosmiche in cerca di anomalie che potrebbero avere un'origine artificiale. Descritto sull'Astrophysical Journal, il progetto è coordinato da Andrew Siemion, direttore del Seti. Il banco di prova del sistema di intelligenza artificiale in ascolto di Et è stata l'analisi dei segnali radio provenienti dalla sorgente chiamata FRB 121102, che si trova in una galassia distante circa 3 miliardi di anni luce dalla Terra.
I lampi radio veloci (fast radio burst, Frb) sono impulsi radio che durano millesimi di secondo, generati in galassie molto lontane e la cui sorgente non è chiara.
I ricercatori si sono concentrati sulla sorgente FRB 121102 perché è molto particolare: è una delle poche a generare questi segnali periodicamente; per la maggior parte li produce solo una volta. Il sistema di intelligenza artificiale ha analizzato i segnali provenienti da questa fonte nell'arco di cinque ore,registrati  il 26 agosto 2017 dal Green Bank Telescope, in West Virginia. Il sistema ha individuato in questo modo 71 nuovi eventi, portando a 300 il numero dei segnali registrati complessivamente da questa fonte dal 2012. Si è visto inoltre che i segnali vengono prodotti in modo irregolare e che la sorgente alterna periodi di quiescenza a periodi di attività frenetica.
Secondo Siemion, l'analisi potrebbe finalmente rivelare l'origine di questi segnali. Anche se si scoprisse che "non sono la firma di una tecnologia extraterrestre, il progetto Breakthrough Listen avrebbe comunque gettato le basi di una nuova area di ricerca" che applica l'intelligenza artificiale alla radioastronomia e "che aiuterà a comprendere l'universo".

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          Senior Instrumentation / Control Engineer at Sellafield Energy      Cache   Translate Page      
Sellafield Energy Resources Limited is a leading provider of resources and services to Nigeria's energy sectors. The company has within a short time emerged as a reference point in the sourcing and provision of personnel, technology, equipment and general materials, amongst other critical resources to our growing number of clients in oilfields and power plants operations.Job Description Prepare and set-up bid budget and schedule based on bid package, manage and control all project schedule and cost activities in the department, Prepare and set-up Project Progress measurement based on Project requirement Monitoring cost, revenues and preparation of necessary reports Evaluating cost impact and management of project budget Analyze and summarize cost and schedule data from cost Engineers and schedulers Formulating claims and strategic including back charges against subcontractors and vendors Ensuring clear and accurate records of the project financial and schedule Carry out a risk assessment with schedule and cost impact, set-up budget and schedule for each procurement scope. Advice project manager any potential overrun or deviation from bid or abnormality in the schedule. Prepare, get approved and update Project Work breakdown structure and schedule for each milestone and evaluate bid budget and schedule based on project execution plan. Prepare and set up the project budget, baseline schedule and set-up project progress measurement. Monitoring project costs, revenues and preparation of necessary project reports on a weekly, monthly basis. Evaluating cost impact on changes in the execution plan, contract T&C and subcontracts. Analyze and summarize cost and schedule data from cost engineers and schedulers Formulating claims and strategies including back charges against subcontractors and vendor Ensuring that clear and accurate records of the project financial and schedule, including the explanation of any changes, are properly recorded and filed for audit purpose Monitoring key dates, in particular against dates defined in the main contract and any subcontract Carry out the risk assessment with schedule and cost impact and set the budget and schedule for each procurement scope Create the man-hour monitoring framework for the cost engineers and scheduler to monitor the actual, earned and planned man-hours. Monitor the project utilized resources (personnel, equipment, and vessels) against budgets and alert and advise Project Manager any potential overrun or deviation from bid or abnormality in the schedule Attend all meeting concerning progress, technical, contractual matters. Key Requirements Bachelors Degree or equivalent in the appropriate engineering subject 15 to 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry with at least 8 years experience in Gas processing facility projects. Knowledge of current cost, schedule, and document control software Must be experienced in Turnkey EPCI projects Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision on feed to detail engineering projects. A Nigerian or an expatriate who has worked in a similar environment to Nigeria
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Co losowy czas czasami co pare sekund lub nawet co 15 min różnie to bywa minimalizują mi się gry ( nie ważne w jaką gram zawsze to samo) próbowałem znaleźć rozwiązanie lecz niestety bez skutecznie Również próbowałem z FRST ale dalej nwm co zrobić, tu wklejam linki z tego co mi wyszło: http://www.wklejto.pl/618359 http://www.wklejto.pl/618361
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          Contracts Administrator II at Amaiden Energy Nigeria      Cache   Translate Page      
Amaiden Energy Nigeria Limited, (formerly Moody International Nigeria Limited) was established in 1996 as a partnership between Moody International Group and Nigerian investors. Since commencing operations in March 1997 the company continues to grow and exerts its presence in numerous Projects in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry.Category: Others Job Type: Contracts Job Nature: Standard Schedule -6 days on/ 1 day off Main Functions Ensure Contractors work in accordance with contract terms and conditions. Ensure timely placement of Purchase Orders that support contract services for production work in compliance with corporate controls and best practices. Track progress, and support Supervisors with coordinating Contractor's compliance regarding company systems and controls. Oversee the administration and performance of service contracts. Ensure contract payments are executed accurately and anomalies are identified. Ensure payments are made to Contractors in accordance with requirements of Company agreements held with Contracts in a timely manner. Advise on contract risks and support the stewardship of gap closure and opportunities for improvement, assisting with prioritization where required. Key Responsibilities Create Service Entries and amend Service Requests for Production Operations contract services providers that exist on Company's SAP system. Liaise with Contractor Representatives on a daily basis to address issues that may arise from the placement and amendment of purchase orders and the payment of invoices for work executed against those purchase orders. Foster positive, constructive relations and dialogue between Contractor and Company representatives, as well as assist in facilitating resolution to issues or problem-solving. Ensure sound systems are in place by Field Supervisor: Maintain critical contractual documentation, including SOA's, Purchase Orders, Records of Meetings and decisions. Monitor the expiration dates of contracts Monitor and analyze the spend of contracts Monitor the status of Invoice receipt and payment. Ensure contract costs are allocated to correct cost centers or end users. Accurate records of Agreement Numbers, Purchase order numbers and Contract Owners/Admin. Ensure effective contract administration through records management, advice and compliance with procurement, controls, OIMS 8.1 and business requirements. Provide Production Department support to Accounts Payable as required. Help direct Contractors to in-house and external resources that can assist in achieving compliance and safe work practices (e.g.; SHE resources, training opportunities, Subject matter experts that can assist). Work with Contract Administrator to identify performance and efficiency improvement opportunities in contracts, including arranging performance reviews and meetings to identify opportunities. Perform assignments in a safe and diligent manner, timely inform the supervisor about any incidents, injuries, near misses and potential hazards at his/her working place or at others' working places if witnessed Promptly flag with Supervisors any observed or potential controls gaps or non-compliances with Company policies. Report contractor compliance with all applicable ExxonMobil OIMS & CIMS standards. Ensure ExxonMobil's Procurement and Financial processes are adhered to. Report contractor performance and status in accordance with Global Operations and EMPNG requirements. Job Requirements Microsoft Excel and other analysis tools Experience of using SAP (or other) computerized maintenance management tools. Safety leadership qualifications or certifications. Experience within a large corporation or complex organizational setting. Experience working with developing businesses, and also Landowner Companies (LANCO's). Experience in engaging with contractors, in a developing country environment. 7 -10 years' experience with Contract administration, with service-contractor environments preferred. Experience and confidence working in field or industrial environments, including remote locations. Business and ethics compliance. Understanding of company expectations relating to controls, reporting and compliance Understanding and knowledge of the host country's commercial environment, and the role of government and regulatory authorities. Ability to integrate security and community objectives into plans for Service Contracting. Good interpersonal and motivation skills, with ability to manage discipline and performance issues in the workplace. Understanding of Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS). Strong understanding of International Production Enterprise System (IPES/SAP) Knowledge of safety management tools and systems. (JSA, Risk Assessment) OIMS 8-1 system knowledge to an advanced standard. Budgetary reporting and analysis skills Solid written communication and reporting skills. Highest standard of Safety, Health, Environment aptitude and cultivates the same in others Good observation and listening skills Demonstrates high level of initiative. Good interpersonal and motivation skills. Good communications and presentation skills Good organizational and administrative skills Good communication skills (oral & written) in English Ability to interact in a multi-cultural environment Good Planning, execution and organizational skills Excellent computing skills Ability to work independently.
          Grupo Lazarus ataca câmbios de criptomoedas de SO Mac      Cache   Translate Page      
Grupo Lazarus ataca câmbios de criptomoedas de SO Mac

Este é o primeiro caso em que investigadores da Kaspersky Lab detetaram o grupo Lazarus a distribuir malware direcionado a sistemas operativos Mac, o que representa uma chamada de atenção para os utilizadores que recorrem a este SO para atividades relacionadas com criptomoedas.

Com base na análise da equipa GReAT, o acesso à infraestrutura de câmbio começou quando um colaborador de uma empresa transferiu uma aplicação de um site, aparentemente legítimo, de uma empresa de desenvolve software para câmbio de criptomoedas.

O código da aplicação não levantou suspeitas com exceção de um componente – uma atualização. Em softwares legítimos, este tipo de componentes são utilizados para transferir novas versões de programas. No caso da AppleJeus, este atuou como um modulo de reconhecimento: primeiro, recolheu informações básicas sobre o computador em que estava instalado, enviando-as de volta para o servidor de comando e controlo. Se os hackers considerarem que vale a pena atacar o computador em questão, o código malicioso é novamente enviado sob a forma de software de atualização. Este instala um Trojan de nome Fallchill, uma ferramenta antiga que o grupo Lazarus voltou a atualizar recentemente e que proporcionou aos investigadores uma base para identificar os hackers. Após a instalação, o Trojan Fallchill proporciona-lhes um acesso quase ilimitado ao computador da vítima, permitindo-lhes roubar informações financeiras valiosas ou ativar ferramentas adicionais com o mesmo propósito.

A situação foi exacerbada pelo facto de os hackers terem ativado software para sistemas operativos Windows e Mac, este último sendo, em média, menos atacado por ciberameaças que o Windows. A funcionalidade do malware para ambas as plataformas é exatamente a mesma.

Outro detalhe pouco comum da operação AppleJeus é a de que, apesar de se assemelhar a um ataque à cadeia de abastecimento, na verdade não o é. O fornecedor do software de cambio de criptomoedas que foi utilizado para disseminar o malware no computador das vítimas tem um certificado digital válido para o seu website e registos legítimos do seu domínio. No entanto, e com base na informação pública disponível, os investigadores da Kaspersky Lab não conseguiram identificar nenhuma organização legítima localizada no endereço utilizado para o certificado.

“Detetámos um crescente interesse do grupo Lazarus nos mercados de criptomoedas no início de 2017, quando o software mineiro Monero foi instalado num dos seus servidores por um dos hackers do grupo. A partir daí, têm sido detetados em vários ataques direcionados a serviços de câmbio de criptomoedas juntamente com organizações financeiras legítimas. O facto de terem desenvolvido malware direcionado a utilizadores do sistema operativo Mac – para além do já existente para utilizadores de Windows – e criado uma empresa e um software totalmente fictícios de forma a conseguirem disseminar este malware sem serem detetados por soluções de segurança significa que os potenciais lucros destas operações são elevadíssimos e que poderemos esperar mais casos do género no futuro. Para os utilizadores de Mac, esta é uma chamada de atenção, especialmente se usam os seus computadores para operações relacionadas com criptomoedas,” afirma Vitaly Kamluk, diretor da equipa GReAT APAC da Kaspersky Lab.

O grupo Lazarus, reconhecido pelas suas sofisticadas operações e ligado à Coreia do Norte, é famoso não só pelos seus ataques de ciberespionagem e cibersabotagem mas também pelos ataques financeiros. Vários investigadores, incluindo os da Kaspersky Lab, já haviam reportado ataques anteriores do grupo a bancos e outras grandes organizações financeiras.

De forma a se proteger, e à sua empresa, de ciberataques sofisticados de grupos como o Lazarus, os especialistas da Kaspersky Lab aconselham a:

  • Não confiar absolutamente no código dos seus sistemas. Um website de aspeto legítimo, um perfil de uma empresa ou um certificado digital não são garantias da inexistência de backdoors que terão acesso às suas redes;
  • Utilizar uma solução de segurança robusta, equipada com tecnologias de deteção de comportamento malicioso que permitem a deteção e mitigação de ameaças anteriormente desconhecidas;
  • Subscrever as equipas de segurança IT a serviços de relatórios de inteligência de ameaças para que tenham acesso a informações e relatórios sobre os mais recentes desenvolvimentos em táticas, técnicas e procedimentos de sofisticados atores de ameaças;
  • Utilizar vários fatores de autentificação e hardware wallets no caso de transações financeiras substanciais. Neste caso, é preferível recorrer a um computador isolado e que não é utilizado para aceder à internet nem ao email.

O relatório completo pode ser encontrado em Securelist.com.


          Tecnico di Assistenza Post Vendita - Nexion S.p.A. - Provincia di Belluno, Veneto      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Air Jordan 8 Retro Releasing In South Beach Colors      Cache   Translate Page      

It took quite a while, but an Air Jordan Retro is finally releasing in a South Beach colorway. This upcoming Retro 8 features teal and pink, a pairing that has permanently taken on the “South Beach” name once LeBron James announced his departure from Cleveland to the sunnier climates of Miami. It doesn’t need to […]

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          Here’s Why You’ll Need All Seven adidas Dragon Ball Z Shoes      Cache   Translate Page      

With an official launch beginning on September 29th, the adidas Dragon Ball Z collection will be one of the year’s most talked-about sneaker releases of the year. Seven shoes are confirmed to hit stores on a staggered release schedule, starting with Goku’s adidas ZX 500 RM and Frieza’s Yung 1 shoes on September 29th. Each […]

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          Where To Buy The Études x adidas Ultra BOOST Uncaged      Cache   Translate Page      

Upscale Parisian “studio”, Études, has teamed up with adidas to add their luxurious creative styling to the brand’s incredibly successful Consortium collection. Utilizing a crisp Collegiate Royal as this Ultra BOOST‘s anchor, its embroidered star graphics – resemblant of the EU Flag – furthers an attempt to make this design immediately recognizable. Designed in line […]

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          Best Look Yet At the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Static”      Cache   Translate Page      

The 2018 calendar year is proving to be the most fruitful for the YEEZY brand as Kanye West’s subsidiary label of adidas is ready for its biggest sneaker release ever. That would be the White Yeezy Boost 350 v2 that’s set to drop on September 22nd, and that’s not even including this weekend’s restock of […]

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          The Nike Air Max 97 Lux Is Releasing In Tan      Cache   Translate Page      

Regardless of how it is dressed, the Swoosh Brand’s Air Max 97 silhouette remains one of Nike’s most popular and talked about silhouettes in its arsenal. On top of its attractive GR looks, the 97 has been lucky enough to be included in distinguished collections designed by Off-White‘s Virgil Abloh, most recently for US Open […]

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          The Logo Remix Continues With The Nike Air Max 1 SE      Cache   Translate Page      

Nike’s switched-around logo treatments are losing no steam as summer passes by and fall arrives. After both the Air Max 95 and Air Max 97 received alternate takes in the past few weeks, a ladies-only Air Max 1 is next up for a logo remake. Featuring a supple black leather upper, the shoe’s main embellishments […]

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The “Mocha” Air Jordan 3 has gained cult-favorite status since its original release in 2001. The brown and white shoes initially sat on shelves — but then gained favor in later years due to their simple yet still unique colorway, with resell prices reaching more than four times as much as their $100 retail price. […]

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          Quality Manager met gevoel voor optimalisatie (m/v) - Unique - Harelbeke      Cache   Translate Page      
Unique Kortrijk kijkt als rekruterings- en selectiepartner uit naar een ervaren kwaliteitsmanager voor een innovatief bedrijf regio Harelbeke....
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          Aktualizacja efektów Jarvana, Lee Sina, Veigara i Vi      Cache   Translate Page      

Na serwerze testowym poza nowymi skórkami pojawiły się usprawnienia bohaterów. Jarvan, Lee Sin, Veigar i Vi otrzymali zaktualizowany wygląd umiejętności i dźwięków. Veigar Otrzymał pełną aktualizację wszystkich umiejętności i ich efektów dźwiękowych. Lee Sin Otrzymał pełną aktualizację wszystkich umiejętności i ich efektów dźwiękowych. Jarvan IV Otrzymał pełną aktualizację wszystkich umiejętności i ich efektów dźwiękowych. Vi...

Artykuł Aktualizacja efektów Jarvana, Lee Sina, Veigara i Vi pochodzi z serwisu PolscyGracze.pl.


          Fijn leesvoer; financieel avonturier!       Cache   Translate Page      
De laatste weken/maanden zijn er veel nieuwe financeblogs bijgekomen. Er is dus weer veel nieuw leesvoer te vinden. Ingrid is een van deze nieuwe bloggers. Zij schrijft als financieel avonturier over sparen, besparen. consuminderen, minimaliseren. zelfvoorzienend leven en timemanagement. Vandaag vertelt zij haar verhaal. 

Even voorstellen...
Mijn naam is Ingrid (35), ik ben singlemom en samen met mijn dochtertje van 2 woon ik in een dorpje in het mooie Fryslân. Sinds 1 augustus 2018 blog ik onder de naam Financieel avonturier. Naast het bloggen werk ik 24 uur per week als behandelaar in de specialistische GGZ. 



Financieelavonturier.com
In 2017 is mijn financiële avontuur begonnen. Tot die tijd behoorde ik tot 1 van de 2,5 miljoen Nederlanders die geen tot weinig spaargeld achter de hand hadden. Integendeel, ik had diverse kredieten lopen, geen buffer, een dikke studieschuld, leningen bij familie en vrienden en een voorliefde voor het online bestellen van onnodige zaken, waardoor ik het ene financiële gat met het andere moest dichten. Gevoelsmatig kon ik niet anders dan fulltime werken om mijn hoofd boven water te houden.


2017 Was het jaar dat ik besloot om voor eens en voor altijd het leven te willen leiden wat ik ten diepste zou willen. Een leven met tijd voor de dingen die echt belangrijk voor mij zijn, zoals meer tijd voor mijn dochtertje. Inmiddels heb ik een spaarbuffertje opgebouwd en de meeste kredieten afgelost. Door mijn inkomsten en uitgaven zorgvuldig te beheren is het ook mogelijk om de voor mij 'enge' stap te maken naar het werken van minder dagen/uren. In mijn blog wil ik de lezer meenemen op mijn avontuur en aanmoedigen om zelf ook op avontuur te gaan. Onderwerpen waar ik over blog zijn o.a. personal finance, besparen, consuminderen, minimaliseren, (deels) zelfvoorzienend leven en timemanagement.


Ecologische leefgemeenschap
Het is mijn droom om over een aantal jaren samen met mijn dochter in een christelijke, ecologische leefgemeenschap te gaan wonen. Het liefst in een tinyhouse die ik zelf bij elkaar heb gespaard, zodat ik erg weinig woonlasten heb (en dus meer vrijheid). Voorlopig is dit nog toekomstmuziek, maar wie weet komt deze droom ooit uit!

Wil je mijn financiële avontuur volgen? Van harte welkom op www.financieelavonturier.com


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          Democrats' closing ad argument: All about health care       Cache   Translate Page      
CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson discusses how Democrats are using health care as their midterms message. It is a part of CNN's "The Politics of Us" series, which will explore the politics of identity and how it relates to the 2018 midterm elections.

          aelitarudakova: Хачапури для ленивых: лучший рецепт без заморочек!      Cache   Translate Page      

Это цитата сообщения Balakaeva_Rada Оригинальное сообщениеХачапури для ленивых: лучший рецепт без заморочек!

 

Хачапури для ленивых

 

Даже мой грузинский друг сказал — вах!

 

 

Ингредиенты:

 

  • мука — 1 ст.л.
  • сыр — 100 гр.
  • укроп
  • сметана — 100 гр.
  • яйцо — 1 шт.
  • соль
  • перец
  • масло растительное

 

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Приготовление:

 

  1. Натираем сыр на мелкой тёрке.
  2. Измельчаем укроп.
  3. Смешиваем тертый сыр, сметану, яйца, муку и укроп. Солим и перчим, хорошо перемешиваем.
  4. Выливаем смесь в сковородку с нагретым растительным маслом.
  5. Обжариваем с обеих сторон по 10 минут.
  6. Снимаем готовый хачапури на бумажное полотенце, чтобы убрать лишний жир.

 

Приятного аппетита!

 

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          aelitarudakova: Оригинальные сырники с яблоком и корицей по рецепту моей подруги!      Cache   Translate Page      

Это цитата сообщения Balakaeva_Rada Оригинальное сообщениеОригинальные сырники с яблоком и корицей по рецепту моей подруги!

 

Сырники с яблоком и корицей

 

Вкуснее чем обычные!

 

 

Ингредиенты:

 

  • Мука — 2 ст. л (у нас рисовая)
  • Творог обезжиренный — 500 г
  • Яблоко — 1 шт
  • Яйца — 1 шт
  • Подсластитель — по вкусу
  • Корица — по вкусу

 

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  1. Очищенные яблоки натираем на терке.
  2. Смешиваем яйцо, творог, яблоки, корицу, подсластитель и муку.
  3. Формируем лепешки и обжариваем с обеих сторон на сковородке с разогретым маслом.

 

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          Breitbart posts leaked video of Google execs responding in dismay to Trump's election; Google says employees' personal views do not influence its products (Jillian D'Onfro/CNBC)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Breitbart posts leaked video of Google execs responding in dismay to Trump's election; Google says employees' personal views do not influence its products  —  - A leaked video shows Google's leaders responding in dismay at an all-hands meeting after the 2016 presidential election.


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          Couple Get Back $10,000 Seized By State Trooper After Local Media Starts Asking Questions      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's one way to avoid the lengthy, often-futile process of recovering your assets after they've been seized by the government via civil asset forfeiture. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports law enforcement suddenly decided to return $10,000 to the couple it seized it from, but only after being asked to comment on the forfeiture. (h/t C.J. Ciaramella)

After the Gazette-Mail reached out to the state police Monday with inquiries about the seizure, and after weeks of [Tonya] Smith calling police, the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney and local politicians, Smith said an officer returned her and [Dimitrios] Patlias’ possessions in full Thursday evening.

The couple was traveling from New Jersey to a casino in West Virginia. A West Virginia state trooper rolled the dice on the out-of-state plates and pulled over their car for "failure to drive within [their] lane." From there, the stop became exploratory with the trooper accusing them of smuggling drugs, smuggling cigarettes, or -- following a search of the vehicle -- gift card fraud.

Smith and Patlias had $10,000 in cash between both of them. In addition, they had a number of gift cards, loyalty cards, and cash cards -- all legally obtained -- which the trooper used to shore up the last accusation on the list. Despite being possible fraudsters/smugglers, the trooper handed the pair a warning for the lane violation and let them go on their way. So, they returned to New Jersey with $2 in their pockets.

This set the forfeiture in motion. The couple had 30 days to state a claim to their belongings, otherwise the proceeds would be split between the state police and the prosecutor. The trooper had every incentive to seize everything in the car (which included a cellphone): 90% of proceeds go to the agency that performed the seizure.

As the article points out, this could have been deterred, if not avoided completely. But, unfortunately, a bill requiring convictions for forfeitures died in the state legislature. Despite the incentive-skewing, asset forfeiture still has its advocates who make horrible arguments like this on its behalf:

Those in support of the practice say the ability of law enforcement officers to use forfeiture laws can hamstring drug dealing networks by leaning on their finances, which can be more effective than criminal charges. They also point out that the proceeds can help police buy much-needed equipment.

First, most forfeitures performed in the US involve low dollar amounts, often taken from someone never charged with drug-related crimes. Second, what kind of idiot justifies the seizure of property from people who've never been convicted of a crime by stating that it helps the government buy new stuff for itself? The answer is: only the sort of idiot who can't see how it incentivizes exactly the sort of thing that happened here: a state trooper pulling over an out-of-state driver for a roadside fishing expedition. Nothing about the process deters police officers from shaking down anyone and everyone for valuables so long as they can imagine a criminal origin for the property of citizens.

This worked out well for this couple, who now won't have to spend more than what was seized to get their property returned. Fighting forfeiture is expensive and the outcome is far from guaranteed, even if there's no evidence the seized property was involved in or the byproduct of criminal activity. Officers looking at a 90% payout down the road know this. That's why asset forfeiture -- minus criminal charges -- is the abusive debacle it is today. Nothing about it rewards honest law enforcement work.



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          Lena Dunham Responds to Clothing Company Revolve's "Fat Is Not Beautiful" Sweatshirt Debacle      Cache   Translate Page      

Lena Dunham has spoken.

On Wednesday, clothing company Revolve advertised a new sweatshirt on their site designed by LPA that read, "Being fat is not beautiful, it's an excuse." 

The clothing item sparked immediate backlash all over social media. Model Tess Holliday tweeted, "LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y'all are a mess" with a screenshot of the sweatshirt. The model wearing the attire is very skinny, which also drew ire. Revolve has since removed the sweatshirt from its site.

Dunham was another outspoken critic, writing a long explanation on Instagram responding to the incident. Dunham's friend Pia Arrobio established the brand LPA, and Dunham wrote on Instagram that the two of them have been "working on a collaboration" together. According to Dunham, the sweatshirts were meant to "highlight quotes from prominent women who have experienced internet trolling & abuse."

On this specific sweatshirt, the quote was directed at model Paloma Elsesser on social media by an Internet troll. Dunham explained that proceeds from the clothes were "meant to benefit charities that help young women by empowering them to express themselves through writing and art."

Celebrities in Empowering Clothes

The Girls star asserted the regalia was added to the clothing company's site without her consultation. She criticized the optics of it all. Dunham wrote Revolve "presented the sweatshirts on thin white women, never thinking about the fact that difference and individuality is what gets you punished on the Internet, or that lack of diversity in representation is a huge part of the problem."

She disassociated herself with the Revolve collaboration, saying she was "deeply disappointed" in the company. Dunham called Elsesser a "personal hero of mine." The Camping creator added, "Like me, she gave her quote in good faith and shared her vulnerability in order to support arts education and to spread her message of empowerment."

Dunham replied to many comments on Instagram. "This was a sad outcome for a great project entered into with love," she wrote.

She added that her "wishes were totally ignored" about the conception of the project.

U.K.-based artist Florence Given spoke with LPA via direct message, and the brand called the entire situation a "nightmare." LPA told Given, "The whole point was the exact opposite of this."

What many critics called out in great numbers was that the sweatshirts only went up to the size XL. "The designs went up to XL, so the women who this tee is supposed to 'empower' probably wouldn't even fit into one. But at least we got the pics taken down...Ugh," Given wrote on Instagram.

Various Twitter users have called the sweatshirt "misguided and stupid" while another person wrote, "Beauty is not based on size, but ignorance is based on insecurity." 

Revolve released the following statement to E! News: 

This morning, images of a forth coming LPA collection were prematurely released on Revolve.com. The capsule collection – originally conceived by LPA alongside Lena Dunham, Emily Ratajkowski, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Paloma Elsesser – was set to debut tomorrow as a direct commentary on the modern day "normality" of cyber-bullying and the shared desire to create a community for those most affected by the epidemic.  Proceeds were set to benefit "Girls Write Now", a charity focused on mentoring underserved young women and helping them find their voices and tell their stories through writing.    

The prematurely released images featured on Revolve.com was not only included without context of the overall campaign but regrettably featured one of the pieces on a model who's size was not reflective of the piece's commentary on body positivity.  We at Revolve sincerely apologize to all those involved – particularly Lena, Emily, Cara, Suki and Paloma – our loyal customers, and the community as a whole for this error.  

The collection has been pulled. We are proud to donate $20,000 to "Girls Write Now" in the hopes that those who need it can still benefit from what was to be a meaningful, insightful and impactful collaboration by LPA.

Lena Dunham Responds to Clothing Company Revolve's "Fat Is Not Beautiful" Sweatshirt Debacle originally appeared on Eonline.com
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          Debido a la fuga de gas LP se suspenden clases vespertinas en la zona de Villa Frontera      Cache   Translate Page      
Debido a la fuga de gas LP se suspenden clases vespertinas en la zona de Villa Frontera

La SEP anunció que 95 escuelas del turno vespertino suspenderán clases

La SEP anunció que 95 escuelas del turno vespertino de la zona de Villa Frontera y demás colonias aledañas suspenderán clases debido a la fuga de gas LP que se suscitó en ese lugar y comunidades cercanas esta madrugada

Alumnos de primarias, secundarias y bachilleratos no deberán presentarse en las instalaciones educativas, pero deberán estar atentos a nuevas indicaciones que la SEP dé a conocer mediante redes sociales, así como en sus escuelas.

Protección civil Estatal señaló que la fuga fue controlada por parte de personal de Pemex y bomberos a las 8:42 horas de esta mañana, por lo que en próximas horas se espera que todo vuelva a la normalidad.


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Jeder ITler der Bank arbeitet in spätestens zwei Jahren agil, sagt Michael Gorriz, CIO bei der Standard Chartered Bank. Aber Agilität klappt nur da, wo auch die Fachbereiche mitziehen. Wie der ehemalige Daimler-CIO das in Singapur umsetzt und was ihn sonst seit seinem Wechsel 2015 umtreibt.
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5 best mens v-neck sweatersMen’s fashion has come a long way in recent years. Rather than depending on fashion trends, men are starting to go back to the classics. And that’s what Muted is all about. Among the most classic of classics is the men’s v-neck sweater. In my mens wardrobe essentials, v-neck sweater guide I showed you everything […]
          Moskau? Terry lässt Wechsel platzen       Cache   Translate Page      

Der ehemalige englische Nationalmannschaftskapitän John Terry hat sich gegen einen Wechsel nach Russland entschieden.

"Nach reiflicher Überlegung habe ich das Vertragsangebot von Spartak Moskau abgelehnt", teilte der 37-Jährige bei Instagram mit. Für die Familie sei dies "im Moment nicht der richtige Schritt".

Der Innenverteidiger, langjährige Galionsfigur des FC Chelsea, ist derzeit vereinslos. Sein Vertrag bei Aston Villa war im Sommer ausgelaufen. "Ich möchte Spartak danken und den Fans alles Gute für den Rest der Saison wünschen", schrieb Terry und lobte die Professionalität der Verantwortlichen.

Spartak belegt zurzeit den zweiten Platz in der Premjer Liga hinter Zenit St. Petersburg. Terry hätte laut Medienberichten in Moskau für zwei Jahre unterschreiben sollen.


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Der deutsche Nationalspieler Sami Khedira hat seinen Vertrag beim italienischen Rekordmeister Juventus Turin um mindestens zwei Jahre bis 2021 verlängert.

Der Kontrakt beinhaltet eine Option für eine weitere Saison. Dies teilte die Alte Dame am Mittwoch mit.

Der 31-Jährige, Weltmeister von 2014, habe einen wesentlichen Beitrag zu den Juve-Erfolgen der letzten drei Jahre geleistet, hieß es auf der Vereinsseite. Khedira überzeuge mit "Technik, Klasse, Charisma und Erfahrung".

Der frühere Stuttgarter war 2015 ablösefrei von Real Madrid zu Juve gewechselt. Seitdem bestritt er 113 Spiele für die Bianconeri und erzielte 20 Tore.

"Du vermisst ihn, wenn er nicht da ist"

Juve-Trainer Massimiliano Allegri hatte den defensiven Mittelfeldspieler, an dem angeblich Paris Saint-Germain Interesse hat, zuletzt erst in höchsten Tönen gelobt.

"Du vermisst ihn, wenn er nicht da ist. Khedira ist ein Spieler ohne Tadel. Ich habe viel Kritik gehört, seitdem er bei Juventus ist, aber er hat auf dem Platz immer die Antwort gegeben", sagte Allegri.

Bundestrainer Joachim Löw hatte den 77-maligen Nationalspieler nach dem WM-Desaster von Russland beim Neustart nicht berücksichtigt. Einen Rücktritt schloss Khedira jedoch aus. 

Es sei für ihn weiter "eine Ehre", für Deutschland zu spielen, wenn er nominiert werde. Löw hatte beim 0:0 gegen Frankreich und beim 2:1 gegen Peru den Münchner Joshua Kimmich (23) auf der Sechserposition eingesetzt.


          Weigl bestätigt Interesse von PSG       Cache   Translate Page      

Julian Weigl will seinen verloren gegangenen Stammplatz bei Borussia Dortmund zurückerobern.

Um sich dieses Ziel zu verwirklichen, erteilte er Paris Saint-Germain und seinem ehemaligen Trainer Thomas Tuchel nach eigenen Angaben in der abgelaufenen Transferperiode eine Absage. 

"Es gab von meiner Seite aus keine Bereitschaft, den BVB in diesem Sommer zu verlassen", sagte Weigl der Sport Bild

Unter dem neuen BVB-Coach Lucien Favre wartet der 23-Jährige in dieser Saison noch auf seinen ersten Einsatz für die Schwarz-Gelben.


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Ilkay Gündogan sieht sich offenbar langfristig bei Manchester City.

Wie die Sun berichtet, stehen in Kürze Gespräche zwischen dem deutschen Nationalspieler und dem englischen Meister über eine Vertragsverlängerung an. Gündogan soll bereits signalisiert haben, über sein Vertragsende im Sommer 2020 hinaus bleiben zu wollen. 

"Ilkay ist glücklich hier, der Klub würde ihn gerne halten", wird ein Vereinsinsider von dem englischen Boulevardblatt zitiert: "Es gibt zwar Interesse an ihm, aber er wird vermutlich bleiben."

Allen voran der FC Barcelona, aber auch der AC Mailand und "einige Klubs aus der Bundesliga" buhlen laut der Sun um den ehemaligen Mittelfeldspieler von Borussia Dortmund. Gündogan, 27, fühle sich unter den Fittichen von Pep Guardiola aber zu wohl, um einen Tapetenwechsel in Erwägung zu ziehen.


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Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. Reachi ... - Source: www.quietearth.us
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我更习惯直接称呼它为“MALIBU”,并最终开着它找到了暂别喧嚣的绿洲。现代化大都市的超快节奏真是让人又爱又
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Tom Malinowski, a former Obama administration official, highlights comments the late Arizona senator made praising his work on ending torture.
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          Sep 25, 2018: MAE Colloquium - Sinan Keten, Ph.D, Northwestern University at Thurston Hall      Cache   Translate Page      

"Molecularly Informed Design of Structural Nanocomposites Inspired from Nature"

Sinan Keten, Ph.D.
Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 4:00 pm | 203 Thurston Hall
Refreshments at 3:30, 116 Upson Hall

ABSTRACT
Natural structural (load-bearing) polymeric composites such as nacre, bone and wood defy “rule of mixtures” relationships by clever molecular designs employing high aspect ratio nanoparticles as building blocks. Achieving similar properties in man-made materials requires a deep understanding of what’s happening at nanoscale interfaces and material phases, which makes their design challenging with standard top-down approaches. In this talk, I will present coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation frameworks we developed to better understand and utilize physical phenomena occurring at nanoscale interfaces in novel polymer nanocomposites. As a case study, investigations on thin films and nanocomposites made from renewable cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) will be presented. Our theory and simulation-based inquiries into three complementary strategies for improving mechanical properties will be discussed. First, I will present analyses that explain how self-assembling short (wood) and long (tunicate) nanocrystals into Bouligand (helicoidal) thin films yields all-cellulosic nanocomposites with strength and toughness comparable to mineralized biomaterials. Second, I will discuss an efficient, CG-MD informed metamodeling framework for polymer conjugated “hairy” nanoparticle assemblies to achieve Pareto optimality between stiffness and toughness while overcoming dispersion issues. Finally, I will demonstrate how catch-bond behavior seen in bacterial adhesins can be reproduced with simple thermomechanical models to design linkers for nanoparticle networks that exhibit molecular-scale seat belt like mechanisms. I will conclude with an outlook on how classical structural engineering principles could potentially be utilized at the nanoscale to create materials with new dynamic features.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Sinan Keten is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He joined Northwestern University faculty in 2010 after obtaining his Ph.D. from MIT. His research expertise is on computational materials science and mechanics with an emphasis on polymer nanocomposites and biomolecular materials. He has 98 publications in reputable interdisciplinary journals including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, ACS Nano and Nano Letters. Prof. Keten has received a number of honors including Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal, JMBBM Early Career Award, and the ASME Haythornthwaite Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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          Review: Traditional Card Games:: Ender's Comprehensive Pictorial Review: New Collaboration Decks Produced by Art of Play      Cache   Translate Page      

by EndersGame

Collaboration Decks Produced by Art of Play

Art of Play is known for its fine collection of carefully curated decks of high quality playing cards, many of which are optimized for cardistry or for playing card games. Run by cardistry innovators and pioneers Dan and Dave Buck, it is not only a paradise for those who appreciate unique games, puzzles, and playing cards, but it is also the online label under which the Buck twins produce their own brand of playing cards. The Art of Play website has been carrying a wide range of literally hundreds of custom playing cards already since 2013, but in recent years Dan and Dave have more and more been making a unique contribution to the playing card industry by producing their own decks of cards, with many colourful and impressive designs that are especially popular with cardists.

To produce such excellence on a consistent basis, Dan and Dave need help. And that's why they continue to partner with talented artists from around the world, with whom they team up to produce their high quality and novel decks of playing cards. I've covered quite a large number of Art of Play's attractive decks previously, but this time I'd like to cover a number of decks that they have recently released, virtually all of which are collaborations with creative artists and design companies from around the world.

So if you're looking for a quality deck of playing cards - whether it's something classy for your poker night, something impressive for your family game of Hearts or Spades, something sophisticated for your card magic, or something eye-catching for your card flourishing - look no further: Art of Play has you covered with great decks like these.



ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS

Flying Dog

As the name of this deck already indicates, the Flying Dog deck doesn't take itself too seriously, and nor should you. It should be noted, however, that the name actually is borrowed from the Flying Dog Brewery, which collaborated with this project. That means we can expect to see a few beers as we make our way through this deck, and we're not about to be disappointed.



But the real highlight of this unusual deck is that it was produced as part of a collaboration with surreal artist Ralph Steadman, whose name and signature is emblazoned on the tuck box. The artwork we see on the cover gives us a good idea of what we are in for with this deck, and will return on the King of Spades. Ralph's style of art is unusual to say the least, and a look at the small print on the tuck box sets the tone, where it says: "Don't draw Ralph! It's a filthy habit. Not." At least, I think that final word says "not"!

Whatever the case, this deck is really a miniature art collection that showcases some of Ralph Steadman's wacky art, hence the true title of the deck: Ralph Steadman Art Collection: Flying Dog Edition. A Welsh illustrator, Ralph Steadman has produced thousands of artworks in his distinctive and somewhat bizarre style. He is especially well known for his successful collaboration with writer Hunter Thompson, whose work he often illustrated. Besides many political and social caricatures, he also did illustrations for the Flying Dog Brewery.



The card backs pick up the same ink splattered design that's found on the back of the card box, but with the details now in a beige colour on an otherwise full red background. The observant will notice that it is actually a one-way design, despite this not being apparent at first glance.

The deck is billed as featuring a collection of 18 classic Steadman paintings, which is considerably more than the usual dozen court cards. To increase the size of our gallery, all the Aces get special treatment and have become works of art as well.



The surreal artwork on the court cards is hard to put into words, and really needs to be seen first-hand to be appreciated. No attempt has been made to create mirrored court cards, so that the Steadman paintings can take up the whole card, and so that we can enjoy them with the most detail possible on a playing card. The images themselves are simultaneously amusing and clever, and at times even slightly disturbing.



The number cards continue the splattered paint style, with each one being a unique image, and also facing in the same direction to continue the one-way feel of the court cards and Aces.



The Jokers are perhaps the most playful and bizarre of the lot, and one of them makes another obvious nod to the Brewery that contributed to this deck.



Thin crush stock ensures that the cards feel soft in your hands when admiring them or shuffling. A most unusual deck to be sure, and undoubtedly one that will be somewhat polarizing. But few will disagree that what we have here is a real work of art, even if this art isn't going to please everyone.



Art & Machine

One look at the tuck box of the Art & Machine deck, and you immediately get a sense of a blue-print or industrial design.

The back of the tuck box does us a wonderful favour by explaining the concept as follows: "This deck of cards is a look at four specific moments in the history of art and design as it has wrestled to incorporate machine technology (or push against it). Each suit in the deck focuses on one of these four moments—the new typography of the Bauhaus era, mid-century book cover design, the late 20th century silk-screened poster aesthetic, and contemporary art & design in the age of mobile."



The deck's creator, freelance designer & illustrator Ryan Hewlett, is also credited on the tuck box with a link to his personal website RyanHewlett.com, where you'll quickly find the minimalist x-logo that is on both the tuck box and the card backs.

The card backs have thin white borders - a brave decision when printing with USPCC given their lack of consistency in this department - and are otherwise filled with an all-orange canvas, besides Ryan's signature x-logo.



The four suits all focus on one moment in the history of art:
- Spades: the new typography of the Bauhaus era
- Hearts: the mid-century book cover design
- Clubs: the late 20th-century silkscreen poster aesthetic
- Diamonds: the contemporary art & design in the age of mobile



This may not say much to the average person that hasn't studied the history of art and design, but fortunately the cards do a good job of speaking for themselves, even if we don't always understand their language.



The pips look relatively ordinary, despite a clearly custom design that is consistent throughout the deck, but for the rest this entire deck is anything but ordinary.

Each card makes an individual statement about some aspect of art and design. The average person may need an interpreter to understand their significance and meaning, but it's clear that considerable thought and creativity has gone into each of them!



Produced under the direction of Professor Kelly Holohan, Ryan created this deck as a student MFA Project at the Tyler School of Art, as an exploration of some notable moments in art and design history. The ad copy describes it as "a visual representation of the history of modern art, design, and machine technology."



One of the extra cards included with deck gives us a working Table of Contents that is the key to this deck's arrangement.



As with most of the Art of Play decks, thin crush stock ensures good and soft handling as you enjoy this modern art gallery of designs, or even if you're a cardist who is happy to ignore the faces and enjoy playing around with the deck by relying on the strength of the stylish and minimalist card backs.



POP CULTURE COLLABORATIONS

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee has made his debut on playing cards before, with a eye-catching black and yellow colour scheme that featured a dragon back design, and a very striking minimalist "black belt" stripe across the face of bright yellow cards. The original deck was created as a tribute for his 73rd birthday, and now Art of Play brings us a second version of the Bruce Lee deck (V2), in collaboration with Bruce Lee Enterprises.

Like the original deck, the tuck box is presented in a matt black finish, with the shadowy figure of Bruce Lee emerging from the darkness, with his signature in yellow ending any question we may have had in identifying him.



The back of the tuck box has a new look however, and offers us a quote: "Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless. Add what is essentially your own." The previous deck already featured Bruce Lee quotes in small print on every card, and that is what we can expect here too, as the back of the box explains:

"Known to the world as a martial artist, actor, and philosopher; Bruce Lee compiled countless volumes on his way of seeing the world. From these thoughts are 52 quotes presented in this commemorative deck of playing cards from one of the finest minds of this past century."

A red Jeet Kune Do emblem - a hybrid philosophy of martial arts founded by Lee - serves as the tuck box seal, and will return later on the Ace of Spades. There's also full interior printing in yellow and black, which helps prepare us for the yellow and black colour scheme that this deck is about - the same colors as the legend’s famous yellow jumpsuit.



The dragon back design of the original deck has had a graphic make-over, with the elimination of a one-way BL monogram in the center. Now a two-way design gives greater prominence to the dragon heads, that produces a more aggressive look.



But the biggest change is with the faces of the cards. Instead of being a borderless bright yellow, with a quote in small print across the middle like a black belt, now the faces of the cards feature black rectangular panels with white borders. Each quote is in white capital letters, making it much easier to read, and has Lee's signature below it.



The only pips to be found are on the indices, and unlike the relatively standard fonts and shapes of the original version of the Bruce Lee deck, they now add to a sense of customization with a completely new look.



The two bonus cards give us a final quote from Lee: ("I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times".

A second ad card explains something of the Bruce Lee philosophy: "Bruce Lee's art was steeped in a philosophical foundation and did not follow long held martial traditions. Instead it had its core the ideas of simplicity, directness, and personal freedom."



The two Jokers - if they may even be called that - feature black-and-white photos of Lee in action.



This deck is a beautiful homage to a popular martial artist, and a worthy follow-up to the original. It shares enough with its predecessor, while still offering an entirely new look.

As for the handling, like Bruce Lee himself, your moves are going to be smooth and slick, with USPCC's crush stock finish ensuring that flourishes will be consistently good.



Third Man Records

Sticking with our yellow and black colour scheme, we move on to the Third Man Records deck This is a reprint of a deck that first appeared in 2015, but this time with a new design both for the card backs and for the tuck box.



Another collaboration, this time with Third Man Records, it is a tribute to the TMR record label, and was designed by the folks behind this brand.

Third Man Records was founded by Jack White as an independent record label in 2001, and opened up a location in Nashville in 2009, which is home to a record store, an intriguing novelties lounge, and more. The label is self described as "an innovator in the world of vinyl records and a boundary pusher in the world of recorded music, aiming to bring tangibility and spontaneity back into the record business."



The design team has done a fantastic job of capturing the essence of Third Man Records with an incredibly creative and novel tuck box, that besides the obvious yellow logo that stands out well against the black, uses black foil accents on a black background, to create both the look and feel of an actual vinyl record. It's definitely a show-stopper tuck-case that will get immediate attention!

The card backs are white bordered, picking up the simple white of the main image of three men. The face cards on the other hand are entirely black, with only white and yellow used for the text, pips, and designs that decorate them.

The Ace of Spades gets a particularly loving treatment, and has been made to look like turn-table record, complete with grooves.



The court cards feature rectangular panels that are also filled with grooves, to continue the overall theme. While they still retain some elements that identify them as characters, there's sufficient abstraction that turns them more into geometric shapes.



If you look closely, however, you will still find the traditional features of court cards present, such as scepters, swords, and flowers, in precisely the places you'd expect them. Also look for small details adorning their clothing, such as the tiny Third Man symbol, and lighting bolts.



While the main indices are bold and clear, the larger pips on the number cards are comprised of three lines, continuing the "groove-like" idea.



The two Jokers each are emblazoned with a large grooved lightning bolt, while the two bonus cards are both promotional cards for Third Man Records.



With thin-crush stock, the deck also feels as soft as butter in your hands, and it's a real pleasure to spring these cards. If you like some groove with your cardistry, this is undoubtedly a deck for you.



NATURE INSPIRED COLLABORATIONS

Bloc Playing Cards (Marble Edition)

Art of Play has done a number of collaborations, and with The Bloc deck (Marble Edition) they have produced the third in a series of decks from Bloc Playing Cards.



The first in the Bloc series was Rosewood, the second was American Pine.

All these decks are carefully designed to have the playing cards look like naturally textured rectangular blocks. The Rosewood and American Pine card backs look fantastic, but it was time to explore a surface other than wood. And so: Marble.



The tuck box immediately impresses with a letterpress-printed wrap-around design, that does look just like marble. This is largely courtesy of well-placed gold foil accents, which really enhance the visual impact, and give the convincing illusion of a marble textured surface. Gold lettering in small print on the front of the tuck box adds to the luxurious look.

The card backs are inspired by the same textured look, but have a unique design that offers a fresh interpretation of the surface, with a different pattern than the tuck box. It's borderless - of course - and given the need to be authentic, it is a one-way design. Without the benefit of the gold accents from the tuck box, the card backs don't look quite as impressive, but that's just because we've been spoiled with gold in our marble when greeting this deck for the first time.



The faces are all standard, with some notable exceptions, starting with the Ace of Spades and Ace of Clubs, both of which have a central pip that has been given a marble-like texture.



The two Joker cards are of special interest as well, with an alternative borderless Marble design. To round things off, there's a double backer and a blank faced card.



These are certainly very unique cards, that stand apart from the frenzied colours and artistry of many other designs. As the Bloc team explains their vision:

"Why are all playing cards based on graphic design? With Bloc, we challenge the thought that playing cards need to be created with meticulous line work and illustration. We're inspired by nature. Bloc transforms playing cards into borderless, edge-to-edge images of natural texture. After our first two runs of American Pine and Rosewood sold out within days, we're now pushing into stone and beyond. "



They are particularly well suited to cardistry, since the team at Bloc has a collective 20+ years of cardistry experience, and it is a big factor that determines their design. As they themselves explain: "With no borders to get in your way, these Blocs make all of your fans, cuts, and springs that much bigger and impactful. "



The thin-crush stock from USPCC will ensure that card handling is smooth and satisfying, no matter how these cards are put to use. And with only 1000 copies produced in a limited addition, I can see these quickly being sold out.



Green Wheel

Art of Play have previously done a collaboration with DKNG Studios from California, which produced the delightful DKNG decks. These twin decks in red and blue, named Red Wheel and Blue Wheel respectively, also came inside a beautiful laser engraved wooden case as part of the attractive DKNG Gaming Set, and were intended as a fresh interpretation of the classic Bicycle rider back, with a bicycle design being prominent.

This popular deck now heads to a new eco-friendly colour scheme as the Green Wheel deck. The tuck box has a very similar look to the original deck, but has a muted brown paper bag look. The original decks already had a matt finish like this deck, but that effect is amplified here in the Green Wheel deck with the use of brown colours.



A custom seal in vibrant green gives a hint as to what we'll find inside. Anyone familiar with the classic Red Wheel and Blue Wheel decks will immediately recognize the design of the card backs, which are now presented in a stark green. The Bicycle influence is clearly evident, and despite the bold design, the green colour ensures that it still has a natural look.

The card backs may look symmetrical, but if you observe the corners closely, you'll see that all four suits are represented, meaning that it is a very clever and subtle one-way design that will escape notice from most. Like the tuck box and Jokers, small skulls are also featured on the card backs.



One of the things I loved most about the original Red Wheel and Blue Wheel decks were the pips, which were split in half and used metallic gold for the Red deck and metallic silver for the Blue deck.

The split-pip design is the same here, but now has two tones of brown for the Spade/Club pips to keep us close to our roots, down to earth, and environmentally friendly; while there's a lovely combination of green and gold for the Heart/Diamond pips.



Unlike the previous decks, there's no metallic inks to be seen here, however, and it wouldn't be in keeping with the concept of a more natural look either.



One of my favourite cards is the Ace of Spades, with a gorgeous illustration of a bicycle inside the giant two-tone pip. In fact, all the Aces are stunning examples of clean and stylized design.

For the rest the graphic design is inherited entirely from its popular predecessors, but using green and brown as the chief colours.



This deck has a very different feel from the original Red Wheel and Blue Wheel decks, and yet very clearly belongs to the same family, with a unity of design, and the same thin-crush stock for good handling.



Unlike its more classy brothers that preferred to present themselves with gold and silver accessories, however, this is the more down-to-earth and outdoorsy member of the family, that prefers to go on hikes and spend time in nature. Comfortable and casual, it will also feel right at home in the hands of every cardist and card player.



OTHER COLLABORATIONS

Off The Wall

The expression "off the wall" means unconventional, unusual, surprising, different, and that's certainly a good description of Art of Play's Off The Wall deck.

The ad copy describes the concept of this deck as follows: "These rebel playing cards are inspired by 80s surf and skate culture in sunny California. The radical design is off the wall and bursting to be played with!"



It's an apt description, and the tuck box already screams "unconventional", with a very bold choice of colours that include a vibrant blue, orange, and yellow, along with some black, and finished off with silver foil accents for the title of the deck and parts of the artwork. I knew I was going to love this new deck as soon as I saw the colours, because I've always been a big fan of combinations of bright orange and blue. Yes it's loud and dashing, but isn't that exactly what a lot of cardistry is all about?

After making our way past the custom Art of Play seal and gaining access to the cards themselves, we are confronted with a design that continues the lively style of the tuck box. This deck was designed by Studio Muti in South Africa, and perhaps there's some tribal roots that account for the energy and vividness of the design and colours. But the abstract shapes and bright colours work perfectly for the stylish borderless backs, and ensure that our flourishes are not going to go unnoticed. Fans and spreads look particularly attractive in both directions courtesy of the creativity of the lively and symmetrical card-backs.



From the card backs we turn our attention to the faces, starting with the Ace of Spades. The style here has a juvenile and casual feel about it, and yet the details and colours that reprise the main design show that us that there is nothing childish or accidental about what we are seeing here.

Fans of custom designs will be pleased to know that all the Aces have adopted a similar over-sized pip that shows off the main design pattern in the same way.



The court cards continue this style, with oversized faces that have a hand-drawn feel, and yet retain symmetry and make a stylistic statement that bursts with sunshine and energy.

The colour used for the Hearts and Diamonds has a orange tinge to it, in keeping with the rest of the deck, and giving us a sense of sunny days, full of energy and vitamin C.



The pips on the number cards, including the font used for the indices, continues the overall surf-skate theme with its deliberately styled casual look, and ensures that the entire deck feels customized and works together well as a whole.

Besides a handy double backer, this deck also features two matching Jokers, and a colourful ad card.



While functional, the attraction of this deck is really all about the colours and vibrant patterns on the card backs, court cards, and Aces. These are the main actors, and there's much to enjoy when giving them our full attentoin.



This deck also handles well for cardistry too, since it uses USPCC's thin crushed stock. It's definitely one of my current favourites for card flourishing, and should appeal to anyone who likes a bold and colourful style.



Cubeline

Strictly speaking the Cubeline deck is not a collaboration, since it was created independently of Art of Play, and is simply being offered by them.



That means that we need to put the spotlight on Cubeline's creator, and that is cardist Bas John. Bas John has more than 10,000 followers on Instagram (link), where you'll find some great photos and mesmerizing cardistry moves.

His Cubeline deck presents itself in a low-key colour scheme of black and white, but it is all about the graphic design. Central, of course, is the cube.



The back of the tuck box introduces us to the main concept, which features the curious card backs: a simple black and white picture consisting entirely of black lines that depict cubes.

It's only when we look at this image again ... and again ... that we begin to notice how it functions as an optical illusion. Are those cubes popping out of the card or popping into the card?! Look, and look again!



This isn't the first deck to be based on an optical illusion, and Bas himself acknowledges that the Stripe deck from Dealersgrip was a partial inspiration. Famous artist M.C. Escher is also noted as an influence.

What also catches our eyes with this deck are the customized court cards, which are clearly inspired by traditional designs, but have a simplified and minimalist look that dispenses with complex artwork and gives us smiley faces as the main point of interest. A simple red and black colour scheme ensures that we won't get too caught up with colours, but can focus on enjoying the design.



As for the cards themselves, the pips don't draw attention to themselves too much, with the usual black and red colour scheme, although they are flatter in shape than normal, which is chiefly noticeable with the Spades, so there is customization here as well.



As for the handling, since these cards weren't produced under the Art of Play label, but by Bas John himself, it's not surprising that he's turned to a European publisher to produce his deck: Cartamundi. These decks have been produced with Cartamundi's True Linen B9 finish, a relatively new finish that many consider optimal for cardistry.



Our smiley minimalism is found in its wildest extreme on our two Jokers, because that's all that you'll find on these cards: a simple smiley face. Two gaff cards also come with this deck (a blank faced card and a double backer).



Especially when compared with USPCC's thin crush stock, these cards feel very thick - even thicker than a standard Bee stock deck - and yet they are incredibly soft and smooth.

Right out of the box, the cardist will be surprised and impressed at how soft they feel, and there's no need to break these in before taking them through their paces in springs and other flourishes.



CONCLUSION

I continue to be impressed with Art of Play and the decks that they are putting out. I use playing cards for a variety of different purposes, including playing card games like poker and other classics, as well as for card magic and card flourishing. With their background in cardistry and magic, Dan and Dave Buck have a lot of expertise with playing cards, and know exactly the kind of quality in looks and handling that a good deck of cards needs. Cardists can be confident that Art of Play's carefully curated collection only includes the very best patterns, colours, and designs that will serve cardists well, and that anything produced under Dan and Dave's own label first has to meet their own exacting standards for visual aesthetics and performance.

By collaborating with world class artists and creative thinkers, Dan and Dave continue to ensure that their growing catalogue includes fresh new designs that are the kind of thing that consumers today are looking for. The decks featured in this review are prime examples of what they are contributing to the playing card industry. And all of these creative decks are matched with high quality materials and tuck boxes, with durable air cushioned cards that ensure durability as well as smooth and consistent performance.

Certainly some designs are already tried and true, like the Green Wheel deck, the Third Man Records deck, and the Bruce Lee deck, all of which build on the success of earlier versions. But there's also some very original and new concepts, particularly my favourite: the effervescent and vibrantly coloured Off The Wall deck. And of course there are artistic decks like the Flying Dog deck, which is effectively a miniature gallery of Ralph Steadman art, and the Art & Machine deck, which largely defies categorization beyond being a sophisticated art project.

Recommendation

Whether your interest is in card games, card magic, card flourishing, or even just card collecting, you're almost certain to find some treasures in Art of Play's growing collection, and the decks reviewed here are fine examples of what they offer. If you enjoy quality playing cards, puzzles, or games, then you definitely need to check out whether they can help improve the tools in your hands when you are at play. After all, these guys have turned play into an art!



What to learn more? Check out Art of Play:
- Official website: artofplay.com
- Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Direct links for items featured in this review:
Artistic Collaborations: Flying Dog, Art & Machine
Pop Culture Collaborations: Bruce Lee, Third Man Records
Nature Inspired Collaborations: Bloc Marble Edition, Green Wheel
Other Collaborations: Off The Wall, Cubeline




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Natasha Denonaの新作アイシャドウパレット『Safari Palette』がついに登場。Natasha自慢の〈極上クリーミーなマットアイシャドウ〉のファンなら見逃すことはできないこのアイテム。Natasha Denona史上初、15色全てがマットカラーのアイシャドウパレットをぜひチェックしてみてください!

Natasha Denona自慢のカラー全15色が入った Safari Palette は、大地を思わせるテラコッタカラーから深い海の色、オリーブ系カーキ色まで、豊富なカラーを楽しめます。ミュートカラー、そして宝石のような色のアイシャドウは、これからの秋冬シーズンはもちろんのこと、1年を通してお使いいただけます。

Safari Paletteのシェードはこちら(左上から右へ)

Malia: マットな仕上がりのパウダー・ピンク

Fata Morgana: マットな仕上がりの深い海のブルー

Rhino: マットな仕上がりのグリーン系グレー

Stone: マットな仕上がりのペール・クール・グレー

Savanna:  マットな仕上がりのオリーブ系カーキ

Aya: マットな仕上がりのペール・アプリコット

Thorn: マットな仕上がりの深い赤褐色

Desert Date: マットな仕上がりのパステル・ピーチ

Shea: マットな仕上がりのシナモン・ブラウン

Tribe: マットな仕上がりの明るいタンジェリン

Lotus: マットな仕上がりのミュート・ピンク

Amhara: マットな仕上がりのテラコッタ・コーラル

Maasai: マットな仕上がりのミュート・ベリー

Voodoo: マットな仕上がりの深いメルロー

Tamarind: マットな仕上がりのキャメル・ベージュ

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[Photo: @natashadenona]

Safari Paletteは、2018年9月5日(金)午前2時(米国時間4日(木)午前10時)Beautylishで発売開始です!

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