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*Assets listed include 850 Third Avenue in New York. HONG KONG, Oct 9- Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has put up for sale property assets worth at least $11 billion, according to documents seen by Reuters, accelerating a push to cut its large debt and restructure. Since January, HNA has sold or agreed to sell over $20 billion worth of assets, including real estate in...
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*Assets listed include 850 Third Avenue in New York. HONG KONG, Oct 9- Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has put up for sale property assets worth at least $11 billion, according to documents seen by Reuters, accelerating a push to cut its large debt and restructure. Since January, HNA has sold or agreed to sell over $20 billion worth of assets, including real estate in...
          Gay New Yorker Calls Police On "N-Word" Uber Driver Who's "Racist Against Gay People"      Cache   Translate Page      

A gay New Yorker is going viral for all the wrong reasons.

A YouTube video and GoFundMe campaign have popped up in support of the driver that this gay man says was threatening him.

Before we show you the video, we’ll fill you in on what happened before the video (from what we can gather).

Apparently, this gay man, named Robert Ortiz, got into Lyft with two friends after leaving a gay club. At some point during the drive, the three men asked the driver, named Shan Pepas Lettman, to play music. Lettman declined and an argument followed, which resulted in Lettman stopping the car. At this point, Ortiz picked up his own phone to call the police and Lettman started recording the men as they became more belligerent.

If the video below is too long for you or in case you miss some things, here are a few important lines from Ortiz in the recording.

“I came out of a gay club and your driver is racist against gay people.”

“I called the police to protect myself because I know my legal rights as an American citizen that voted for Trump.

"[Talking to a Lyft representative] I’m not gonna stop talking you piece of sh*t. You're gonna tell me to stop talking? F*** you. I'm gonna wait for the police. [hangs up]"

“I’m gonna make his night a living hell.”

“[After video calling a friend] Yo, Boo, tell me why I’m in a Lyft and the n***a f**king pulled over…The n***a’s recording me without my consent, because I asked for music…"

While posting the video, Pepas simultaneously created a GoFundMe to see if anyone would help his financial troubles.

As Pepas said on the page:

“The video pretty much speaks for itself [as to what happened] but what the video doesn’t show is what happened next. After the end of the video, i had to also call the police for myself expressing my concerns and fear of what will happen if i was not assisted. Luckily there was no physical confrontation but the company i drive with felt it necessary to cancel my account pending investigation.  Unfortunately expenses weren’t suspended and I am left to dig myself out of an awfully stressful predicament. I didn’t ask for this nor did i want this. I know America is better than this and despite the hate we have to deal with from a few, my heart tells me, the world is mostly good. I ask for help, So i can get  myself off the ground and back to providing for my family again. Any and every help offered will be greatly appreciated even the prayers for my family and myself.”

He then later added:

“My name is Shawn Pepas Lettman, I reside in Brooklyn and happy to say still a Lyft driver. I just wanted everyone to know that I really appreciate all your kind words and I really thank each and everyone for their donations. All donations received will assist me in catching up on expenses such as rent and car payments. Also I have heard some rumors about a lawsuit coming my way from the use of the video captured on my phone and I want to be fully prepared if that does happens.”

After the video went viral on YouTube and Reddit, both Lettman and Ortiz were affected by the footage.

Ortiz was reportedly fired from his job at City MD. In addition, he recited his phone number while on camera, a mistake he’d later regret. Apparently, many people who saw the video then called Ortiz and left messages on his voicemail. This got so bad that he later changed his number.

As for Lettman, he received kind words, praise, and donations from the people of the internet. His GoFundMe page has been nearly funded and Lettman left the following update message.

“I really appreciate the out pour of love and support i sincerely appreciate it. My account has been reinstated and i am able to work again. I just wanted to share that bit with everyone.. Thank you!”


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Few American women experienced the Great War as vividly as did New Yorker Shirley Millard

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Amid a fatal cancer battle, former Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali is looking to relish the final months of her life. A year ago, the New York City chef was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma,...
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One Google promo video seems to have spilled the beans. Today we’re at the big Google event in New York City and we’ve been treated to a video promoting all the products Google will show – before they show. This video included the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, a new stylus, and a Google Home Hub. All of … Continue reading
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You don't have to drive across country (like Larry) to grasp the idea that maybe people have some attachment to the communities where their families are (maybe even only because their families are there!), even if there isn't an Apple store nearby. And "broadened opportunities" to most hu-mans doesn't mean "MOVE TO BOSTON OR NEW YORK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE."

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          I'm Not Crazy About Dance Workouts, but This One With Nina Dobrev Changed My Mind      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Actor Nina Dobrev appears as Reebok and Nina Dobrev host the Donate in Sweat NYC event, bringing together media and influencers to celebrate their shared commitment to female empowerment and showcase the newest Les Mills BODYJAM workout, at Hudson Mercantile on September 27, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Reebok) *** Local Caption *** Nina Dobrev

I'm not usually the type who enjoys fumbling through a new workout in front of other people, but when Reebok invited me to take a Les Mills BODYJAM class with Nina Dobrev, I was curious enough to say yes. Of course, that didn't mean I wasn't nervous. For starters, I'm a big fan of the actress, who also happens to be a fitness queen, but more than that, I wasn't sure about doing a dance workout. The thought of spin-and-clapping in a crowd brought back weird memories, like the times my mom dragged me to Zumba and all the 80-year-olds in attendance put my moves to shame.

On the day of the event, I spoke with Nina beforehand and expressed my concern, saying that some people (coughcough, me) might shy away when they hear the phrase "dancing workout."

"They think of ballet, or - what's the '80s dance guy with the curly, big hair? Richard Simmons?" she suggested. "This is more of a hip-hoppy, pop dance class. What's great about it is that any person, of any dance level - whether you're intermediate, beginner, or advanced - can jump into this and have a lot of fun. We take a lot of time at the beginning to break everything down very slowly and methodically."

I felt a little more confident, especially once Nina added that she cocreated this particular routine and wanted it to be something "that made you sweat a lot, but also made you feel like you're not working out at all and having a good time." But I couldn't shake the thought of making a fool of myself. Could she relate to feeling insecure at all, especially since one of her close friends, Julianne Hough, is actually a professional dancer?

"I definitely make sure to never stand next to Julianne in a dance class," Nina admitted. "I'll always look like an amateur next to her. But I still go. She inspires me all the time to dance, and be free, and have fun. It's an infectious activity. When you let go, and don't care what people think and just move your body, it feels great!"

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Guests attends as Reebok and Nina Dobrev host the Donate in Sweat NYC event, bringing together media and influencers to celebrate their shared commitment to female empowerment and showcase the newest Les Mills BODYJAM workout, at Hudson Mercantile on September 27, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Reebok)

Decked out in black Reebok sneakers and baggy joggers that made me feel very old-school Gwen Stefani, I tried to remember those words - even after a girl who was clearly ready for the advanced level found a spot in front of me. (Not only could she move, but she'd also added a visor to her look. Trust me, it just made her appear even more impressive.)

Here's how the whole thing worked: the Les Mills instructors, who stood on a stage front and center, took us through the moves one step at a time. After that, we put it together to make a combination, and once we got that down (and essentially felt ready to audition for So You Think You Can Dance), we put the combinations together, and, hey look, we were really dancing!

I ended up breaking a decent sweat, and Nina was right: nothing felt too difficult for a rookie. Also, there wasn't any jumping and only one spin-and-clap. The rest of the moves were a combination of leans, body rolls, and some skip-jumps that wouldn't look out of place at a Jennifer Lopez concert. I even caught myself smiling a few times because, as it turns out, dancing is really fun. Who knew?!

While I'm probably not ready to show off these skills at a wedding reception, I do plan on putting these Gwen Stefani pants to good use (not just as loungewear). Les Mills has classes online, so I don't even have to risk embarrassment - although, I have to admit, I think I've been converted. Try the workout for yourself below. It might make you a believer, too.


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NY-New York, BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ou
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Pink Floyd
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Madison Square Garden
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          Review: Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery) by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)      Cache   Translate Page      

Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery)
by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran


About the Book



Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
15th in Series
Berkley (October 2, 2018)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0451489543
ISBN-13: 978-0451489548
Digital ASIN: B078VVDSQT



An exploding Mardi Gras float has got to be the strangest murder weapon scrappy sleuth Carmela Bertrand has ever encountered in this latest Scrapbooking Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author. 
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend Ava. Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. 
Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member's death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder....and Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect.
My Review

Carmela Bertrand is thrilled to watch the Pluvius Parade during Mardi Gras. It’s a fun time. Her ex-husband, Shamus, is on one of the floats. Suddenly the float explodes. Shamus is fine, but it leaves a member of his krewe dead. It doesn’t take long for the police to decide it is murder and not an accident. The number one suspect is Shamus himself.

Shamus begs Carmela to investigate and prove his innocence. She tries to resist because her cop boyfriend, Babcock doesn’t want her interference. However, Carmela can’t keep her nose out of it. With the help of her best friend, they try to crack this case and find themselves in the middle of danger.

These authors never disappoint me. I find their storytelling to be fun, humorous, exciting and filled with mystery. They have a knack for keeping me guessing until the very end. This book is no exception. 

This is the 15th book in the Scrapbooking Mystery Series. I haven’t read all of the books yet, but I plan to go back and read the ones I missed. I didn’t feel as if I missed anything. I simply can’t get enough of Carmela and her friends.

I’ve never been to New Orleans, but after reading this book, I feel as if I was right there. The authors paint a vivid picture and brings the atmosphere to life.

I devoured this book in just a couple of days. The plot moves at a steady pace. The ending took me by surprise. The characters are lively and entertaining. I find myself truly caring what happens to Carmela, even though she makes the riskiest choices. LOL

I’m looking forward to my next visit to New Orleans and catching up with Carmela and her crew.




For reading challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2018
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (Louisiana)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About The Authors

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Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries - set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries - set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links

Webpage - http://www.laurachilds.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31


Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran is delighted to introduce mystery fans to the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. followed by Caught Read-Handed and Read to Death released in July of this year.  The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren.

Terrie’s Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.moran.9

Blog:  www.womenofmystery.net

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23186092-terrie-moran

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          Re: Rutledge's latest meddling: New York gun laws      Cache   Translate Page      
Oh-PLEASE!!

Just further evidence Leslie Rutledge is the absolute-

WORST AR ATTORNEY GENERAL-EVER!!

DO NOT REHIRE!!!!

Vote for Mike Lee on 11/6/18.

He will be an Attorney General we can all be proud of, and who will work to protect all Arkansas citizens!
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wait a minute..... It's all about states' rights until there's a state that does something you don't like?
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Frank Faulkner’s Historic Upstate New York Home

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          Re: Rutledge's latest meddling: New York gun laws      Cache   Translate Page      
Hopefully, after the election Loony Leslie will have ALL the time she wants to traipse around the country, poking her nose into everyone's business, regardless of whether she was asked.

Then, when the excellent Mike Lee takes office as the new Arkansas Attorney General, he will actually work IN Arkansas. What a concept!

Drain Doyle's Swamp on Nov. 6th!
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          Re: Rutledge's latest meddling: New York gun laws      Cache   Translate Page      
New Yawk has ridiculous gun laws. When we lived in Town of Newburg, I had to obtain a permit to have a handgun in our home. I can understand for concealed carry but the right to bear arms in one's home should not require a permit. It was not worth the time, cost and BS necessary to apply for a concealed carry permit. There is no reason other than Democrat big government overreach a weapon should not be safely transported to a range and no reason it should not be taken out of state.
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          Executive Editor - Literature      Cache   Translate Page      

 

Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on the humanities, business and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools..

Palgrave Macmillan

London or New York

Permanent

Closing Date: 21st October 2018

We have an exciting opportunity in our humanities team for an Executive Editor (equivalent to Publisher)  to commission in and drive the management and strategic development of our market-leading Literature list. Literature is one of Palgrave Macmillan's oldest and most distinguished lists, maintaining an impressive balance between the traditional areas of scholarship alongside new, emerging areas and publishing across a wide range of formats from scholarly monographs to major reference works to high-profile publicity titles. Based in either our London or New York office, the Executive Editor will head up a commissioning team of five across the UK and US to implement a clear vision and strategy for the list, maintaining Palgrave's position as the publisher of choice in this area and driving revenue and list growth.  This is a prestigious, outwards-facing role where you will be expected to speak at various events, foster new partnerships and create new products to enhance the reputation of our well-established brand. It will also involve wider responsibilities across the humanities team and wider department as necessary.

Reporting to the Editorial Director for Humanities, the ideal candidate will be commercially aware, target-minded, energetic, driven and passionate about scholarly publishing.

Key responsibilities:

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          Going down! Elevator-equipped entrance debuts at Hoyt-Schermerhorn station      Cache   Translate Page      

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.

By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Paper

It’s good news for this “Bad” subway station!

State transit bigwigs recently opened a new elevator-equipped entrance to Downtown’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where the late Michael Jackson famously filmed the music video for his hit “Bad” in 1987, improving the commutes of wheelchair-bound and stroller-pushing locals looking to catch a ride, a straphanger outside the hub told this newspaper.

“It’s helpful for strollers,” said Yetta F., who lives in East New York. “It would be better if every station had an elevator, especially for handicapped people with wheelchairs.”

Builder Rose Associates, which constructed a new luxury tower next door to the A, C, and G station, picked up the tab for its recent upgrades as part of the firm’s deal to erect the residential development at 45 Hoyt St., according to a Metropolitan Transit Authority spokesman, who said the state-run agency didn’t have to withdraw a dime from its dwindling coffers for the project. “Partnerships like this are a win for everyone involved,” said Shams Tarek. “Most importantly, transit riders get enhancements to their station that didn’t have to be paid for from transit funds.”

Officials closed the Schermerhorn Street entrance near Hoyt Street about three years ago to make way for its makeover and the adjacent high-rise’s construction, and reopened it on Sept. 27 with a fresh set of stairs and the elevator, which transports riders from the street to the hub’s mezzanine level, Tarek said.

The new entry is just a few-hundred feet from the station’s other Schermerhorn Street entrance, but many straphangers still applauded it for allowing them to shave as many seconds as possible from their commutes.

“It’s 30 seconds more convenient,” said Pete Cataldo, who lives nearby on Livingston Street. “Now there’s a stop right below me.”

Riders looking for a lift that takes them all the way down to Hoyt-Schermerhorn station’s platforms are out of luck, however, as those remain accessible by stairs only.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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          Limo driver’s family believes he was given an unsafe vehicle      Cache   Translate Page      

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. >> Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said today they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle.


          Finger pointing begins in search for cause of New York limo crash      Cache   Translate Page      
Lawyers for the family of a limousine driver who died along with 19 others in an upstate New York accident and the owner of the vehicle are clashing over the cause of the deadliest U.S. transport accident in nearly a decade.

          College basketball player’s father: Louisville assistant gave cash      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK >> The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified today that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school.


          Police Arresting Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn New York      Cache   Translate Page      

A member of Brooklyn’s Hasidic community was arrested for allegedly blocking traffic during an unauthorized religious procession through Borough Park on Sunday evening—leading to a chaotic scuffle and shouting match between outraged ultra-Orthodox Jews and several NYPD officers.

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NEW YORK >> Google’s new Pixel phones mirror an industry trend toward lusher, bigger screens and add twists on the camera for better pictures.


          James Gunn, fired from ‘Guardians,’ to write new ‘Suicide Squad’      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK >> James Gunn may have been fired from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but DC Comics will welcome him with open arms.


          Simuliertes Wohnen und inhaltsleere Pop-Up-Experiences: Influencer Marketing wird bizarr      Cache   Translate Page      

In New York gibt es ein Penthouse, dessen Miete monatlich 15.000 US-Dollar kostet, in dem aber niemand wohnt. Es dient alleine als Kulisse für Fotoshoots von Influencern. Und nach dem „Museum of Icecream“ gibt es in den USA und langsam auch in Deutschland immer mehr „Pop-up Experiences“, die sich in ihrer Inhaltslosigkeit gegenseitig zu übertreffen […]

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          John O'Kane, County Tyrone, Ireland to San Francisco/Barrett, County Cork to New York      Cache   Translate Page      
Looking for Ireland information and immigration to US on John O'Kane before 1852 when he landed in San Francisco. Mother Bridgett Hamill, County Tyrone. Married Mary Ellen Barrett in San Francisco, Perhaps met her in New York City.
          Uber driver's death: 7th for-hire driver suicide in year      Cache   Translate Page      
(NEW YORK TIMES) — NEW YORK — About two dozen people gathered outside a Washington Heights subway station Sunday afternoon to remember an Uber driver who became the seventh for-hire driver in New York to commit suicide within the last year. The mood at the vigil turned from somber to anger in less than 30 […]
          Landor Associates Sued by Former Executive Alleging Age Discrimination      Cache   Translate Page      
Suzanne Hernandez, who spent more than four years as executive director of insights and analytics at WPP-owned brand consultancy Landor Associates, has filed a lawsuit accusing her former employer of age discrimination. The lawsuit, which Hernandez filed in New York County Supreme Court on Oct. 4, contends that despite being a digitally savvy Microsoft alum,...
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          Daniel Cormier-Derrick Lewis Fight Announced for UFC 230 in New York      Cache   Translate Page      
Derrick Lewis isn't wasting any time getting back into the octagon. UFC president Dana White said Lewis will fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in New York, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN...
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New York Limo Crash: Demonstration Shows How Tightly Victims Were Packed in CarThere was not much room to move when Inside Edition put 17 people in a limo similar to the one that crashed Saturday.



          The Disappearance Of Saudi Journalist And Dissident Jamal Khashoggi      Cache   Translate Page      
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Robin Wright of The New Yorker about the disappearance, and suspected murder, of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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In response to the transformation of views on sexual harassment, New York state and New York City passed laws requiring training of all workers. Now, business owners are scrambling to comply.
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Robin Wright of The New Yorker about the disappearance, and suspected murder, of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Luis Severino starts for the Yankees when they host Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. Severino was 10-2 with a 2.74 ERA and .217 opponents' batting average at home, and is coming off four sharp innings against Oakland in the AL wild-card game. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi starts for Boston - he allowed no earned runs in three of four starts this year vs. New York.
          Nine Colorful Office Chairs Autonomously Perform a Choreographed Dance Upon a Highly Polished Floor      Cache   Translate Page      

Artist Urs Fischer has created “Play“, a wonderful installation at Gogosian in New York City that features nine office chairs in different colors that autonomously dance around the highly polished floor of the gallery, choreographed by Madeline Hollander. This installation is also interactive in that visitors to the gallery are welcome to try to sit...

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Robin Wright of The New Yorker about the disappearance, and suspected murder, of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
          City entertainment industry hooked on state tax break      Cache   Translate Page      

Back in 2004, New York debuted a $25 million tax credit for TV shows and movies produced on soundstages in the state. The program has since morphed into a $420 million incentive that's the largest in the nation and one the industry says it can't live without.

"The tax credit is the engine that moves the machine," John Battista, Executive Vice President of York Studios in the Bronx said Tuesday at Crain's Entertainment Summit.

The President of Kaufman Astoria Studios, Hal Rosenbluth, echoed that sentiment, pointing to industry estimates that up to 80% of film and TV productions would leave the city if the tax break were done away with—something the legislature threatens to do from time to time.

"This industry will only be as successful as political leaders will allow it to be," Rosenbluth said.

Indeed, the tax credit is so popular that this year's allocation was used up by April 2017, according to the Citizens Budget Commission, which calculated the program cost the state $4.5 billion since inception. The commission, along with the Empire Center for Public Policy, has long opposed the credit on the grounds that the costs aren't commensurate with the rewards. Even actress Cynthia Nixon said she opposed the tax break during her campaign for governor.

But the booming movie biz clearly has economic upside. The Empire State Development Corp. reports that film and TV productions have spent some $22.7 billion and enlisted 1.4 million new hires since 2011. A report for the state by consulting firm Camoin Associates found that the tax credit itself helped generate 34,000 "direct" jobs across and about the same number of indirect ones in 2017 alone.

The credit offers producers refunds for up to 30% on all "below the line" costs, such as salaries for set-builders and sound engineers. Costs for hiring actors, screenwriters or directors aren't eligible. A typical show or movie can save 18% on production expenditures under the program, which ensures a steady stream of work for the likes of Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silvercup Studios and Steiner Studios.

Understandably, these companies are keen on keeping the tax break going. But they're not the only interested parties. Teamsters Local 817, which represents behind-the-camera workers including drivers, location workers and casting professionals, is also a big supporter. So is the de Blasio administration. Indeed, so many films and shows are being shot on the streets of New York at any given time that the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment limits how often the most popular neighborhoods can be used for film shoots, Commissioner Julie Menin said Tuesday.

Perhaps most importantly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a big champion of the film and TV tax credit, which he sees as an economic development tool for upstate. The tax break was most recently extended by the legislature in 2017 and is set to run until 2022.


          Real estate lards Cuomo's coffers as re-election looms      Cache   Translate Page      

Big Realty appears to be assuming New York will have another four years under Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Real Estate Board of New York gave the governor's re-election bid $15,000 from its political action committee in the most recent filing period, its first donation to the incumbent this year. The contribution made the industry group Cuomo's largest donor from the five boroughs in the period between Sept. 25 and Oct. 5, a span in which the Democrat amassed almost $296,000 and brought his war chest's balance to roughly $9.2 million. The GOP contender, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, had a mere $210,835 in cash on hand as of Friday.

REBNY is far from the only property interest that has invested in Cuomo's third term. Mark Beida, president of affordable-housing firm Marathon Development, donated $5,000 to the governor. Beida also serves as principal at the construction firm Touchstone Builders. His business partner, Sean Gann, matched the contribution. White Birch, another Beida-owned real estate firm, donated $2,500.

Bronx-based Simone Development gave two in-kind contributions of $4,832.81, described in the filing as "event costs."

Saber Real Estate Advisors, Prestige Properties and title-insurance giant Royal Abstract used limited liability companies to donate a collective $15,000 to Cuomo. The governor has often decried state campaign finance laws that enable LLCs to donate as individuals rather than as corporate entities, but he has made scarce efforts to close it.

Two commercial real estate investment giants, Mack-Cali and Jeffrey Dunne, vice chairman of CBRE Institutional Properties, kicked in $5,000 apiece. Stephen Green, founder of SL Green—which purports to be the city's biggest owner of office space—gave an identical amount.

Buffalo's Norstar Development, which received a


          Fast-growing residential brokerage firm grabs big office in Downtown Brooklyn      Cache   Translate Page      

Fast-growing residential brokerage firm Compass is opening a large office in Downtown Brooklyn, establishing a prominent presence in a neighborhood where a surge of large-scale development in recent years could translate into big business for the firm.

Compass leased roughly 11,000 square feet at the base of 333 Schermerhorn St., a 750-unit rental tower, 610 foot tall tower known as Hub that was recently finished by developer Steiner NYC. The firm is taking a 3-story space on the triangular corner where Schermerhorn Street converges with Flatbush Avenue.

A spokeswoman for Compass said the office, the brokerage's fourth in Brooklyn, will be home to about 95 brokers and four support staff. It will feature large signage and an expansive outdoor terrace.

"This is a high-traffic point in Brooklyn," said Doug Steiner, chairman of Steiner NYC. "You can see this space from the Barclays Center all the way to BAM. It's very hip, it's very exposed, and it has a commanding presence."

Launched in 2012, Compass has grown rapidly, gaining market share from established competitors and poaching top brokerage talent. The space at 333 Schermerhorn St. gives Compass not only an outpost in Downtown Brooklyn but also straddles two other high-priced, sought-after residential markets in the borough: Boerum Hill and Fort Greene. The firm already has offices in the pricey residential neighborhoods Williamsburg, Park Slope and Cobble Hill.

Downtown Brooklyn has seen a slew of soaring residential towers erected in recent years, with more to come. The new space could help Compass win assignments to sell and lease the thousands of apartments being built in the area and create a highly visible platform to market those units. Glitzy offices are also helpful in wooing talent.

"What drives our decision-making ultimately is what our agents think are the best locations and the spaces they want to be in," said Rory Golod, Compass's New York general manager. "With all of the development that is happening in the neighborhood, it's definitely a space we're excited to be in and where our brokers want to be."

The spokeswoman for Compass said the firm would move into the location next year. Golod said that initially most of the brokers and staff there will be relocated from other Compass locations. From there he expects to add new hires.

"We'll definitely have room to grow," Golod said.


          JetBlue to add Rochester-to-Boston daily flights in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

JetBlue plans to start service from Rochester to Boston early next year, making the western New York city the fourth upstate to offer direct flights to Logan International Airport.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Tuesday that New York-based JetBlue will start daily service from the Greater Rochester International Airport to Logan on Jan. 8. The Democrat, who had been pushing the low-cost carrier to add service from Rochester, says roundtrip flights will be offered once a day.

Travelers flying out of Rochester will be able to connect with U.S. and international flights departing from Logan.

Currently, only American Airlines offers direct flights from Rochester to Boston. The Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany airports already offer daily directly flights to Logan.


          Fishing for your food at wild new seafood restaurant      Cache   Translate Page      

Your odds of catching a big striped bass for dinner in New York are not especially high. A pier in Brooklyn, close to the Williamsburg J. Crew, probably offers the best chance. Your next step is to find someone to clean and cook it for you.

Or you can just book at table at Zauo. Starting Oct. 15, diners will be able to walk into the Chelsea restaurant, dip a line into a giant tank full of frisky striped bass, and other fish such as salmon, fluke, and trout. It is a farm-to-table thesis served with a remoulade of Japan-style kitsch. It is dining theater at the extreme, an outsized gimmick in a town built on them. It’s also quite entertaining.

On a Monday morning, dozens of fish zombied past my salmon-scrap-gobbed hook, like so many Midtown commuters. A three-pound striped bass hurried by on the right, a 14-inch rainbow trout lazily detoured to the left, a steelhead the size of my arm lumbered underneath. None of them made eye contact—New Yorkers through and through.

After two minutes, the mark came along. A fresh-faced trout paused for a beat, wondered “What’s this?” and, voila: brunch was served.

There’s a giddy joy in catching a fish, and it doesn’t abate much based on the setting. The incongruity of feeling the fish’s electric dance on a line at Zauo, two steps from a bar stocked with high-end sake, is part of the fun.

And it is supposed to be fun.

This is not a hushed temple of sushi where guests line up like congregants. The staff goes out of its way to keep the atmosphere bright (in case one ponders too deeply what is about to befall the entrees lazily finning by). When a fish is hooked, a concerted cheer rings out from the three or four “fish attendants” directing traffic around the tank. As it thrashes into the net, someone bangs a big bass drum. Just as quickly, the critter is whisked to the back of the house, where the kitchen staff makes sure that it will never swim again.

Somehow, it’s not as ridiculous as it sounds. Fish-tanks and giant drums aside, the space is subdued. Sure, the entire second floor is designed as a “boat,” with the keel running the length of the bar downstairs, but it comes off as spartan. Blond wood gives way to brick and the occasional buoy in a sushi-counter vibe.

“It’s all very simply, very systematic,” said spokeswoman Ayako Kaneyoshi. “After all, it is a chain restaurant.”

Indeed, Zauo’s owners run 13 sibling locations in southern Japan, that are especially popular with international tourists. Restaurants in that area—and in Chinatowns around the world—have tanks of seafood where you can see your dinner swimming around. Zauo is arguably the first to let customers do the catching. 

The Manhattan location is the family’s first outside of Japan and required an entirely new piscine supply chain. Maine lobsters aside, all of the inventory is trucked in from farms: salmon from New York and striped bass from North Carolina. My rainbow trout grew up in Pennsylvania. The trout, salmon, and striped bass are kept together in two different tanks. Upstairs, 50 flounder dozed in a separate tank like a smattering of sleepy-eyed welcome mats, with fluke, lobster, rockfish, and abalone as friends. The flounder were the most exotic fare, having flown in from Japan.

There are 134 seats and diners will fish in waves of 15 to 20 at a time. Each person pays, in total, for whatever grabs the hook, with prices ranging from $45 for a trout or bass to $110 for one of the massive salmon (which considering the size may be one of the city’s best seafood deals). Those who elect to have a fish caught for them will pay slightly more ($55 for the trout; $125 for the salmon)—but to get exactly what you want, there are nets available. Once the fish is safely in the kitchen, diners choose from a few simple preparations: sashimi, grilled, fried in tempura, or simmered in soy sauce and mirin. All arrive whole, with the head and bones, unless you ask otherwise. Fluke or flounder bone chips extra. 

For those who don’t dabble in indoor fishing, there’s a sashimi-heavy a la carte menu (for your tuna and scallop fix), as well as non-seafood options including deep fried tofu, tempura chicken, and braised pork belly. Some of the offerings are made from the byproducts of the day’s catch; the miso soup, for instance, incorporates a fish-bone broth. Dessert is a range of gelato: wasabi, yuzu, and matcha.

The mind reels at what could go wrong. The slim walk-ways around each tank have the makings of a horrendous Instagram-jam. A solo diner is in for some expensive gluttony should she unwittingly snag a salmon—you catch it, you buy it. And the setup seems prime for hijinks in bonus season or when a bro bachelor party books the big table at the prow of the boat upstairs. The signs that forbid bathing and synchronized swimming are easy to overlook.

Meanwhile, the operation still has some kinks to work out. The opening was delayed for six months. Last week, the staff, some of whom came from Japan for it, were debating whether to separate the stock by species or size. Others were talking with the farmers, trying to discern how the fish behave at different times of day and how obliging each species is when presented a morsel of food on a tiny hook.

There’s a distant concern that an eager diner may, in fact, fail to hook a fish—get skunked, as they say on the Brooklyn piers. Though, that, of course, is fishing. Whatever you do, don’t overthink it. And don’t catch and release.


          Law firm makes $9.7 million and counting representing Nycha       Cache   Translate Page      

Washington, D.C.-based law firm WilmerHale has made $9.7 million since the spring of 2016 representing the New York City Housing Authority in a federal investigation into mismanagement and regulatory violations at the agency. [


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Manhattan-based Tourbillon Capital Partners told clients yesterday that it would close its main investment vehicle, becoming the third hedge fund to shutter in less than a week amid poor returns. [


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Debris scatters an area at the site of yesterday's fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y., on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A deadly crash involving a stretched limousine-style SUV in New York state over the weekend has put a spotlight on safety concerns around the modified vehicles, but companies in the industry maintain that they're safe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hans Pennink

SUV limo crash raises safety concerns but industry members maintain they're safe


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Paul Romer—a professor at New York University’s business school and founder of its Stern Urbanization Project, which studies the economic opportunities produced by cities—yesterday won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. [


          CareMount moves into Manhattan, adding Murray Hill practice      Cache   Translate Page      

Murray Hill Medical Group, which has more than 40 physicians in Manhattan, has agreed to join CareMount Medical, giving the Chappaqua-based group practice its first locations in New York City.

Founded in 1992, Murray Hill's main office is at 317 East 34th St. and houses 14 specialties. It also has a gastroenterology and cardiology procedure site on East 37th Street.

"As we continue to grow, its important we have a connection to the city when our patients are down in the city working," said Dr. Scott Hayworth, CareMount's president and CEO. "Likewise, when Murray Hill residents move out of the city, we're here for them as well."

Manhattan marks the sixth county for CareMount, which has more than 40 locations and 550,000 patients in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster and Westchester counties.

As Manhattan's major medical centers open offices in the suburbs, Hudson Valley medical groups are laying claim to parts of Manhattan. Westmed Medical Group has offices on Park Avenue and on East 88th Street, and Crystal Run Healthcare has locations on East 71st and East 76th streets.

Murray Hill, which sees more than 140,000 patients annually, ultimately chose 560-provider CareMount over other bidders, including health systems.

"What we saw in them was basically a larger version of ourselves," Dr. Rajiv Kinkhabwala, president of Murray Hill, said. "We're both independent, physician-born-and-bred practices."

Hayworth said Murray Hill's physician-owners would become shareholders of CareMount Medical.

Crain's reported in July that CareMount would take on financial risk for Medicare Advantage patients covered by Aetna and Empire BlueCross BlueShield next year.

Preparing to enter value-based contracts was a major factor in Murray Hill's decision to join a larger medical group, which it considered for two to three years, Kinkhabwala said.

"Even as a 40-provider group in Manhattan, we found us to be on the small side to take the next step in terms of providing value-based care," he said. He cited the cost of IT systems and personnel needed to track and manage the cost of patient care.

The Murray Hill practices employ more than 100 people. Staff members will be asked to interview for open positions, according to CareMount. The deal will be effective Jan. 1. 

CareMount has affiliations with Mount Sinai Health System and Massachusetts General Hospital. Hayworth said Murray Hill will continue its long-term relationship with NYU Langone Medical Center and will admit its patients there. Many of Murray Hill's physicians were trained at NYU Langone, including some who served as chief residents at the hospital.

Hayworth said that CareMount would add doctors to fill additional specialties in Manhattan, such as general surgery, orthopedics and hematology/oncology.

"The long-term plan is to plug in the holes and make sure we have everything we need in Manhattan," Hayworth said. —Jonathan LaMantia

 

Affinity to shut down Medicare Advantage plans


Bronx-based nonprofit insurer Affinity Health Plan will get out of the Medicare Advantage business by the end of the year, the company confirmed Monday.

Its Medicare plans currently serve about 13,600 recipients, the company said.

The insurer first disclosed it was shutting down its Medicare product line in a filing with the state Department of Labor, noting that 28 employees of its 566 employees would be affected by the closure. Layoffs are scheduled to take place Dec. 31.

"We're entertaining what options we have," said Michael Murphy, president and CEO of Affinity, in an interview.

In any case, the company will not be in the Medicare business in 2019, he said. He said some parties have expressed interest in acquiring the business but declined to give more details.

A spokeswoman at Affinity Health Plan said in an email that that employees were notified on Oct. 1 of the shutdown. "The decision to exit Medicare occurred some time ago as part of Affinity's desire to focus on our core business—serving the most needy populations of New York through primary care," she wrote.

Affinity is currently working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the best way to transition members, possibly to other plans, Murphy said.

This is the second product to be discontinued by Affinity. About a year ago, the state Department of Health told Crain's the insurer would not sell qualified health plans on the New York State of Health marketplace in 2018. At the time, the Health Department said the state marketplace could not certify Affinity because the insurer's cash reserves had fallen below requirements.

Murphy said the cessation of Affinity's Medicare product line was not at the direction of CMS.

Affinity lost $73.6 million on $1.46 billion in revenue in 2016, the most recent year for which financial data are available online. The insurer's Medicaid business accounted for about 75% of its revenue.

"We're not planning any other exits at this point," Murphy said. —Jennifer Henderson

 

UHF report suggests options to stabilize state's indy market


New York largely has fended off the Trump administration's efforts to unwind the Affordable Care Act through existing laws and lawsuits against the federal government, according to a new United Hospital Fund analysis.

But the elimination of the financial penalty for going without insurance in 2019 will test the viability of the state's individual insurance market, according to the report.

It showed New York has the 38th-ranked medical risk profile in the country, indicating the group is sicker than most.

The average monthly premium price in New York's individual market increased 10.5% to $525 in 2017, compared with a U.S. average of $500.

Subsidies are available to people earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level, or $100,400 for a four-person household. A family earning above that would pay more than double for the lowest-cost, or bronze, plan in Manhattan.

UHF offered several options for New York to draw more people into the individual market by making coverage more affordable: The state could start its own reinsurance program to reimburse plans for high-cost members; it could implement a state individual mandate penalty; or it could expand premium subsidies to cover more residents.

"New York has a pretty good track record of defending ACA coverage gains either though regulation or litigation," said Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project and co-author of the report. "Seeing the same sense of urgency to keep the individual market on track would be very positive." —J.L.

 

Church-based programs help reduce blood pressure in black communities


Lifestyle interventions delivered in churches can aid in managing high blood pressure in black communities, according to a study led by NYU School of Medicine researchers and published online today in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Churches are integral components of black communities nationwide. The study authors hope that faith-based intervention to manage high blood pressure and ward off heart disease will scale to other communities, NYU said.

From 2010 to 2014, the study's researchers collected data from 373 participants who identified as black and belonged to 32 New York City churches, according to NYU. They all reported a diagnosis of high, uncontrolled blood pressure. After six months, participants that received community health-worker intervention at churches saw a net reduction of 5.8 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure—the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats —compared to the control group that received health education alone. After nine months, the treatment effect persisted, but with reduced significance of 5.2 mm Hg, researchers wrote.

"We think this is very important and should be scaled up," said Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe, professor of population health and medicine at NYU School of Medicine and the study's lead author. To expand the program it will be important to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of this type of disease management to insurers, he said.

The study's co-authors were Antoinette Schoenthaler, Mark Butler, and Jessica Forsyth at the Center for Healthful Behavior Change at NYU School of Medicine, Kristie Lancaster at New York University, and William Chaplin at St. John's University.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, supported the research. —J.H.

 

AT A GLANCE

PRIVATE EQUITY: Investors have set their sights on orthopedic practices as more surgeries are performed in outpatient practices and the volume of procedures rises, .

CARDIAC KIDS: A group of Columbia-trained cardiologists have started Heartbeat, a network of clinics catering to people at risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions, raising $2.5 million from venture capitalists, reported. A proposed rule in the works to implement a federal law would allow the CMS to impose enforcement actions on nursing home staff in cases of elder abuse or other illegal activities. 

TYPHUS OUTBREAK: Los Angeles is experiencing an epidemic of flea-borne typhus cases,


          This fuel can save the planet. Why won't the city use it?      Cache   Translate Page      

To the editor: 

"Can Sanitation go green?" thoroughly explains why renewable natural gas made from organic waste is the best fuel to replace diesel for New York's truck and bus fleets. RNG is the cleanest, lowest-carbon fuel available. In fact, as a fuel, it's net carbon-negative over its life cycle. It would slash greenhouse gases and health-damaging emissions from refuse trucks. That's why the Department of Sanitation should adopt it.

The piece was well researched and balanced, airing both sides. But one detractor's statement that "negative emissions is a policy construct" because methane captured from landfills and burned in a vehicle "comes out of that tailpipe as CO₂" is misleading. The total cradle-to-grave impact of making and using a fuel is what matters to the climate. If you compare the emissions avoided by capturing methane from a landfill to make RNG versus the CO₂ tailpipe emissions from burning it in vehicles, it amounts to a 70% decrease in greenhouse gases over the life cycle of the fuel. If food waste or manure is used as the feedstock and processed in a digester, the decrease can be 300%.

That's no policy construct; it's a real-world impact verified by Argonne National Labs and the California Air Resources Board. It's the most powerful way to make tangible, rapid progress toward climate goals in the heavy-transport sector.

Skeptics may be forgiven for thinking a 300% reduction in greenhouse gases is too good to be true. But it really is true and deserves wider recognition, including from electric-vehicle advocates. They argue that electric trucks are a greener choice, even taking into account emissions from fossil-fuel-fired plants that generate the electricity they use. But that's not the case. Life-cycle emissions of electric vehicles vary depending on the energy mix used to charge the batteries, but they are not zero and certainly not negative.

In California, the Air Resources Board found life- cycle emissions from electric vehicles were 70% lower than from gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles—certainly an improvement, but not close to 300%.

Testing next-generation heavy-duty electric trucks makes sense, but they are far from service-ready. You can count on one hand the all-electric refuse trucks in operation. They lack the torque needed to plow snow (as Sanitation's trucks must do) and have never even been tried for that purpose. On the other hand, near-zero-emission natural-gas engines and renewable natural gas have a track record of high-torque performance with high reliability and cost-efficiency, and are widely deployed in municipal fleets today—just not in New York City. Given their public health and climate benefits, it's time to change that.

 

Robert B. Catell

Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center

Stony Brook University


          Deadly N.Y. crash spotlights safety loopholes for limousines      Cache   Translate Page      

A limousine crash over the weekend that killed 20 people has focused attention on rules governing the ungainly vehicles, which can be as long as 30 feet and are exempt from the crash standards that apply to new cars and trucks.

The white, stretch Ford Excursion limo lost control Saturday and barreled through a stop sign and slammed into an unoccupied SUV in Schoharie, New York, about 40 miles west of Albany. Among the dead were four sisters, two brothers and at least three young couples.

The driver wasn’t properly licensed and the limo had failed a state safety inspection last month and shouldn’t have been on the road, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, according to Associated Press. The state ordered the company, Prestige Limousine, shut down.

The National Transportation Safety Board will examine federal oversight of the limousine industry as part of its investigation into the crash, which is the deadliest U.S. transportation accident since 2009, Chairman Robert Sumwalt said.

“I think the fact that we have 20 fatalities in a single vehicle crash—18 plus two pedestrians—that in itself is enough to certainly get the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board,” Sumwalt said Monday in an interview.

Stretch limousines are often converted cars or SUVs. Lengthening the vehicles and adding new seating configurations can undercut the federally mandated safety features designed by the original manufacturer, according to crash-worthiness experts.

“Once you start modifying the vehicle, you pretty much undo all of that,” said Raul Arbelaez, vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s vehicle research center in Virginia. “When a vehicle is stretched, the main thing that’s taken into account is to make sure that it is structurally stable and roadworthy in order to carry the occupants and handle the load and be durable, not necessarily to withstand any crash forces.”

The addition of several thousand pounds of additional frame and sheet metal from the longer body and the added weight of carrying more than a dozen passengers also puts far greater strain on a stretch limo’s brakes and tires than they were originally designed for, he said.

“There’s a bit of a Frankenstein approach, where a vehicle is chopped up and put back together with parts that were not originally designed for that vehicle,” said Deborah Hersman, president of the National Safety Council advocacy group and a former NTSB chair. “It’s clear that they don’t have the same safety design standards as those same vehicles had before they’re stretched or modified.”

The fatal crash highlights a number of shortcomings in such vehicles, including crash worthiness, seat belt use and the patchwork of state and federal regulations that provide inadequate oversight, Hersman said.

“This is an area where we clearly have a gap that needs to be addressed and it’s incumbent upon state policy makers and the feds to work together and address this,” she said.

The crash occurred at the Apple Barrel Country Store off a T-junction where two highways meet. A manager of the store said the limo was coming down the hill at “probably” 60 miles per hour, the New York Times reported.

One of the issues the NTSB agency will be looking at is the lack of a requirement in New York state that limo passengers wear seat belts, Sumwalt said. Investigators still hadn’t determined whether passengers were restrained as of Monday morning, he said.

Three years ago, after four women died and two others were seriously injured in a limo accident on Long Island, New York, Senator Chuck Schumer called for an investigation into federal safety standards.

“It’s clear that stretching a limo can put the wheels in motion for a terrible tragedy,” Schumer, a Democrat, said in a press release at the time. “All too often, stretched limousines lack basic safety protections, including not enough side impact air bags, rollover bars, appropriate exits and more.”

A similar safety issue arose in the 2014 crash that injured comic Tracy Morgan and killed his friend, comedian James McNair: the luxury limo van had been modified to block exit doors, which made it difficult to reach the victims.

Morgan was returning from a show on June 7, 2014, when a truck struck the limo from behind. It took emergency workers more than 30 minutes to remove the injured passengers, according to the NTSB.

There was only one side door in that limo’s passenger compartment, the NTSB found, and there were no regulations to prevent such modifications. The NTSB in 2015 called on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to adopt new regulations requiring at least two exits on such limos.

NHTSA is still evaluating the recommendation, according to correspondence on the issue on NTSB’s website.


          Morgan Stanley brokers, bankers to get new tech-friendly offices      Cache   Translate Page      

Morgan Stanley is remodeling.

About 1.2 million square feet of office space will get an overhaul in the next 15 months to put technology experts closer to brokers, traders and bankers, the firm’s head of technology, Rob Rooney, said in an interview. After changes to wealth-management operations, trading floors, investment-banking offices and space tied to asset management will all get a remake.

“The workplace needed to be designed around a much more dynamic, millennial kind of workforce,” said Rooney, 51, who stepped into the technology role this year. “We’re trying to attract the next generation of the best and brightest.”

Demolition work in lower Manhattan has already created open floor plans that give more employees views of the Statue of Liberty and Hudson River, a perk previously reserved for senior executives cloistered in their wood-walled offices. Now, glass partitions and interactive whiteboards abound, and the dress code is decidedly more casual.

The first phase represents about 9,000 seats around the world, though the project may expand, Rooney said.

Morgan Stanley’s past technology investments helped make it the biggest stock-trading firm in the world, and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman has said it’s a major priority to replicate that success in bond markets. The bank, which also has a $2.4 trillion wealth-management division, is spending $4 billion annually on the effort, including the building of what it calls “Centers of Excellence” to focus on blockchain, automation and other technologies.

With 18 million transactions a day on the firm’s electronic-trading platform for equities, pushing the efficiency envelope “is kind of challenging the speed of light,” Rooney said. “If you’re an engineer, these are real problems you’re trying to solve.”

In wealth management, where a lot of the initial office changes will roll out, the bank built algorithms and is using machine learning to help more than 15,000 brokers make trade suggestions for clients and handle more routine tasks.

The overhaul is one of Wall Street’s biggest. WeWork Cos. last year began helping UBS Group AG update wealth-management offices in Weehawken, New Jersey. Also in 2017, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. unveiled the largest revamp of its trading hub since 2009, when about 500 asset managers were moved into an open floor plan.

Modernization isn’t optional for a firm like Morgan Stanley, said Ekene Ezulike, global head of corporate services. “The question is how quickly we do it, versus whether we should do it,” he said.

As little as 60% of Morgan Stanley’s work space is occupied at any given time, according to Ezulike, who said the changes will push that rate as high as 90% as options such as desk sharing let more people use fewer seats.

Despite the less stuffy dress code and other updates, Morgan Stanley shouldn’t be confused with a Silicon Valley startup, Rooney said.

“We’re not a technology firm, we’re a bank,” Rooney said. “We don’t sell technology, we sell advice.”

While there’s no kombucha on tap as there is at Goldman Sachs’s revamped San Francisco offices, there are common dining rooms, and the firm hired its first-ever community manager, Fiona Thomas. She helps plan office get-togethers and is overseeing a meditation event that was oversubscribed.

Morgan Stanley’s executives approved the project, called “Workplace Evolution,” in March and some spaces were fully revamped in months, with help from WeWork and the architectural firm Gensler. The first set of changes included offices in New York, Houston, Frankfurt, Chicago, Glasgow, Budapest, London, Mumbai and Bangalore.

The firm’s headquarters in Times Square—which is about 1.3 million square feet—will also see changes, Rooney said. The capital-markets division for the wealth-management unit will be revamped this year. The technology division and back-office functions tied to finance are also being renovated.

“Our traders need to be with our techies,” Rooney said. “You’ll see a very different trading floor in five years time than you see today.”


          Apollo to buy $1 billion in energy investments from GE capital      Cache   Translate Page      

General Electric Co. agreed to sell about $1 billion of equity investments to Apollo Global Management as the downtrodden manufacturer extends a push to slim down and shed finance assets following a surprise CEO change.

The portfolio includes about 20 investments in renewable energy and other U.S. power assets held by the energy financial services unit of GE Capital, the companies said Monday in a joint statement. Financial details of the transaction, including the purchase price, weren’t disclosed.

The deal underscores GE’s efforts to rein in its once-vast finance business and narrow its focus on manufacturing industrial equipment. The Boston-based company, which tapped Larry Culp last week to replace Chief Executive Officer John Flannery, hopes reducing complexity will help it recover from a slump that has wiped out about $100 billion in investor wealth over the past year.

For Apollo, the agreement reflects growing interest in energy investment by private-equity giants, including Blackstone Group and Carlyle Group. Along with energy investments in its general funds, Apollo recently raised $3.5 billion for a natural resources fund.

GE rose 2.9% to $13.56 a share at 10:33 a.m. in New York, getting a lift after Barclays analyst Julian Mitchell upgraded the stock to buy from hold. The shares gained 17% last week after the CEO change was announced, though GE was still down 24% this year through Oct. 5.

Apollo fell 1.1% to $33.45.

Once one of the largest lending firms in the U.S., GE Capital has been whittled down since the financial crisis. Former CEO Jeffrey Immelt sought to exit most markets while keeping only the businesses that supported GE’s manufacturing operations,such as jet leasing and the financing of gas turbines.

While the effort helped GE escape the U.S. government’s “too big to fail” designation, it still left the company with more than $150 billion of assets. Under Flannery, who took the helm in 2017, GE sought to unload even more of GE Capital, including a volatile insurance portfolio and about $25 billion in assets from its energy- and industrial-finance operations.

Culp has yet to lay out his strategy, but Bloomberg reported last week that purpose of the CEO swap was to speed up Flannery’s plan, not to change directions.

The agreement with Apollo “reflects ongoing progress” in the GE Capital strategy, Alec Burger, president of GE Capital, said in the statement.

The transaction, expected to close in the fourth quarter, may not be the last of its kind. GE and Apollo said they “will seek to form an ongoing relationship” to explore energy infrastructure investments in the future.


          Another corruption trial is about to begin. It shouldn't      Cache   Translate Page      

Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District should have done the just thing and refrained from putting Ed and Linda Mangano on trial for the second time. Instead the Manganos will again have to fight, against the odds, for their freedom starting with jury selection this week.

The primary reason the feds should relent is that the government went a staggering 0 for 39 in the corruption case against the Manganos and former Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. Consider this result in the context of the statistic that the feds obtain a conviction in a solid 90% of cases pursued to that point. The greatest honor the U.S. Attorney’s office could have afforded the concept of justice would have been to respect the opinions of the majority on the initial jury who were not convinced of guilt.

Notably, on the 27 charges brought against Venditto, there was a full slate of acquittals. Venditto was initially offered a deal but refused. He was then turned into a human piñata. It is nearly impossible to beat the feds when they throw 27 strands of spaghetti onto every wall of a federal courtroom in hopes some will stick, but Venditto did just that. Despite the three months of trial, the jury reported seeing through the allegations in a mere hour and moved on to the 12 allegations against the Manganos.

Interviews with the jury panel revealed Linda was nearing an acquittal for the charges of obstruction of justice and giving false statements to the FBI. Members of the jury voiced that it was problematic that the prosecution could not sufficiently articulate the exact statements the FBI were alleging were false. Another trial against Linda, when she was so close to an acquittal, is simply not justice and highlights prosecutors exercising raw power simply because they have the ability to do so.

The jury was more divided as to her husband with multiple members reporting being ready to acquit him of conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud and extortion, in relation to an alleged Oyster Bay loan scheme as well as the awarding of an emergency food services contract after Superstorm Sandy. However, the votes appear to have been going heavily against Ed Mangano for an honest services fraud charge relating to a contract awarded to supply the county jail with bread rolls.

The government owed it to the public to take an honest account of who was on the jury and their public statements in deciding whether to retry the case. Significantly, NYPD officer Marc Tambassopoulos served as the foreman. Many defense attorneys avoid having a police officer on a criminal case like the plague. Yet Mangano’s attorneys trusted that the housing cop had the life and work experience to balance the evidence against the concept of reasonable doubt. Tambassopoulos found the prosecution did a good-faith job, but he was convinced Ed was innocent. Tambassopoulos made the observation that the man who formed the basis of the core allegations, restaurateur Harender Singh, was saying whatever he could pursuant to his plea agreement. Significantly, Singh was caught on FBI recordings (meant to find corruption against politicians) admitting, “I don’t have any story about any politicians” and that if he were to tell the FBI anything, “It will be all lies.” Further, the cop was reluctant to impose a guilty finding for gifts (a fancy watch and a Brookstone chair) given to Mangano by Singh when the two men had a 30-year friendship.

Tambassopoulos and fellow jurors Kristin Kox (a lab technician) and James DiSilvestre (an insurance broker) all reported that they found the local government officials who took deals (Fred Mei and Leonard Genova) untrustworthy to the point these “cooperating” witnesses could not be relied on to convict anybody. Pursuing the second trial is akin to asking Ed to pay for the sins of ghosts of Nassau County past. The fact that government officials all over New York have fair warning that their actions are being scrutinized should have served as the government’s victory.

While our system permits a retrial after a hung jury, the policies underlying the Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause often lead prosecutors to hang up their gun-belt. In terms of basic fair play, the policy against double jeopardy protects all citizens against giving prosecutors the chance to correct strategic mistakes. In the upcoming trial the feds are taking full advantage of their second bite of the apple. Specifically, in effort to bolster their flimsy case against Linda, the prosecution updated the indictments and detailed the issue that has riveted the white-collar defense world since last spring, namely whether Linda was lying when she told the government she suggested making design changes to Harender Singh's menu.

It is simply oppressive for the feds to wear down a citizen who cannot match their resources. Each person facing retrial faces significant emotional and psychological trauma; and if you look at the Manganos, their weathered appearances show the effects of the ordeal.

The prosecution should have looked west of the Hudson for a bit of guidance. When Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) was put on trial for conspiracy, bribery, and honest services fraud, a trial of similar length (11 weeks) ended in a hung jury. Realizing they took their best shot, the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey honorably chose to dedicate its resources elsewhere. If there was a single holdout on all the charges against Ed Mangano, that would be one thing, but that was far from the case.

In the end, the Eastern District should be guided by the phrase “0 for 39,” as it speaks louder anything else that can be written.

Sean Roman Strockyj is an opinion writer from Queens whose work has appeared in the NY Post, the Daily News and


          Another absurd attack from D.C. on NYC construction unions      Cache   Translate Page      

To the editor:

Richard Berman’s attacks on the Building Trades just keep on coming. One day its repackaged disinformation on Project Labor Agreements. The next day its erroneous drivel about minority representation in the trades ("

But who is Richard Berman? Funnily enough, he doesn’t even have an office in New York City. His firm, Berman & Company, is based in Washington, D.C. Berman has become the go-to guy to fight against a cause or issue that is good for society. Berman offers his services to the highest bidder and has created a dizzying collection of organizations that have run media campaigns concerning obesity, smoking, cruelty to animals, taxes, drinking and driving, as well as not increasing the minimum wage. By employing deceptive astroturf techniques, Berman’s organizations create the illusion that unpopular positions have grassroots support, when that is not the case.

One of Berman’s signature groups, the Center for Consumer Freedom, is ostensibly “dedicated to protecting consumer choices.” Sounds good, right? In actuality, the group is funded by the fast-food, alcohol and tobacco industries. The group lobbies in favor of pesticide use on food, genetic engineering of crops, and smokers’ rights. Berman creates phony organizations to create the illusion of credibility, because the positions he fights for have no real support.

For the last few years, Berman has applied these strategies at the Center for Union Facts—an Orwellian-named organization as all of its facts are actually anti-union fiction—which has run a hit campaign against the Building Trades for nearly a year. While his campaigns are structured to preserve anonymity, is it a coincidence that Related Cos. launched its lawsuit against the Building Trades days before his organization launched its own dirty campaign? Or how about the time Related announced a fake deal with the NYC District Council of Carpenters the day before the center launched its ridiculous “Ask Gary Why?” campaign.

New Yorkers are street smart and know better than to listen to a D.C. fixer who acts as a puppet for a small cadre of anti-union real estate interests. He holds no credibility in this town and we will continue to hold him accountable!

Gary LaBarbera

President

Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York


          For-hire drivers want changes after seventh suicide this year      Cache   Translate Page      

A vigil yesterday for the first Uber driver—and seventh for-hire driver—to commit suicide this year in New York City turned angry as attendees recounted alleged mistreatment of drivers. [


          Wall Street donors tipping toward Dems in congressional races      Cache   Translate Page      

The finance industry is on pace for the first time in a decade to donate more money to Democratic congressional challengers and incumbents than to their Republican counterparts, according to nonpartisan tracking data. [


          Mount Sinai partnership to scale youth addiction treatments       Cache   Translate Page      

The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai and the Center on Addiction have formed a strategic alliance to invest in new addiction treatments for adolescents and young adults.

On average, 200 people die every day from overdose, 20 of them teenagers, said Joseph Plumeri, executive chair of the Center on Addiction and a Mount Sinai Health System trustee. Still, the primary forms of addiction treatment for adolescents and young adults remain those designed for older adults.

"We wait to focus on the addiction that's entrenched in older people rather than trying to really sever that pipeline early," said Yasmin Hurd, professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of its Addiction Institute. "And if you're going to really prevent and stop the progression to severe substance-use disorder, you need to work with the youth, teens and young adults."

Successful adult treatments don't necessarily work in younger people, Hurd added.

The main treatments for opioid use disorder involve drugs such as Methadone and buprenorphine, so-called opioid agonists, which stop cravings and withdrawal symptoms. "They have saved many lives," Hurd said, "but for youth, we want to try different strategies using medications that are not so addictive."

The alliance between Mount Sinai and the Center on Addiction will address pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment initiatives, Hurd said, including behavioral health, digital apps and technology for monitoring substance use and connecting with peers—even transcendental meditation. The collaboration also will focus on developing hard data, needed for advancing new treatment avenues and scaling them nationally, she said.

"The goal of the alliance," she said, "is to move that ball way down the field rather than kicking it incrementally."

Both Mount Sinai and the Center on Addiction plan to make financial investments in the initiative, including the hiring of a program director. Recruiting for that job is underway, Hurd said. Both entities will apply for research grants, she said.

"We can take what we do at Mount Sinai and give that solution set to other hospitals," Plumeri said. —J.H.

 

One Brooklyn's Interfaith plans $17.9M behavioral health upgrade



Interfaith Medical Center, one of the three hospitals comprising the newly formed One Brooklyn Health System, is proposing a $17.9 million renovation of its behavioral health unit in order to enhance the care environment with more patient and common space, improve programming and address suicide risks.
The proposal is one of many facility upgrades for the health system scheduled during the next five years under its capital restructuring plan. In August, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, also part of One Brooklyn, revised a prior proposal to renovate and expand its intensive care unit, increasing the estimated cost to $17.5 million from $15 million.
One Brooklyn’s plans, supported by a $664 million award from the state for facility transformation, consist of numerous subprojects grouped into three categories: ambulatory care development, IT and facilities infrastructure and clinical transformation, according to the health system's certificate-of-need application. A series of additional CON filings are expected next year for other projects, said Charlotte Neuhaus, director of strategic planning for One Brooklyn and Interfaith Medical Center.
Approximately two years ago, the state Health Department commissioned “The Brooklyn Study: Reshaping the Future of Healthcare,” which was authored by Northwell Health. The feasibility study made recommendations for restructuring health care and integrating Interfaith, Brookdale Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish medical centers into a sustainable health system in Central Brooklyn. 
"The state has been supporting and guiding this whole processs," Neuhaus said. —J.H. and R.S.

$4M CDC grant to help Bronx group address health disparities


The Institute for Family Health has received almost $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its Bronx Health Reach Coalition throughout the borough.

The grant, which took effect last week, will support efforts of a Bronx-wide coalition of more than 80 members who represent health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, social services providers, advocates and city agencies, said Maxine Golub, senior vice president of planning and development at the institute.

The federally qualified health center, which operates about 30 clinics, mostly in the city, has received CDC funding for almost two decades to address racial and ethnic health disparities through programs stressing nutrition and exercise. But this is the first time the grant has covered a five-year period and expanded the coalition's geographic scope, said Maxine Golub, senior vice president of planning and development.

"It's really nice to know we're funded for five years and can think more strategically over a longer period of time," she said.

BHR will focus on increasing access to healthy foods and beverages, creating more breastfeeding-friendly sites, expanding access to safe places for physical activity and using locally available health programs to improve ties between the community and providers.

"We are aware that many of the root causes of disparities cannot be adequately addressed in the exam room, and we are thrilled that the [CDC] has maintained its investment in our work to permit us to move closer to that goal," said Dr. Neil Calman, president and CEO. —Robin D. Schatz

 

Cornell Tech prof named a MacArthur 'genius' for work in health care


A Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell professor who developed mobile technology that addresses health conditions using large amounts of personal data is among the 2018 MacArthur Fellows announced Friday.

Deborah Estrin, associate dean and professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical College, launched Open mHealth back in 2011 with additional collaborators, the MacArthur Foundation said. Open mHealth integrates personal data from sources such as cell phones, fitness trackers and online shopping "to build customized applications that address specific health conditions," according to her bio on the MacArthur website. "Estrin was among the first to ascertain the potential of using the digital traces of our daily lives for participatory mobile health."

"Clinical care can now be personalized and individualized because of these devices we have at our disposal," said Estrin in an interview. "The hope is to move this on from possibility to actuality."

This year's MacArthur fellows will receive awards of $625,000, paid in quarterly installments over five years, for creative work deemed to have the potential for future advancements.

While Estrin said she hasn't decided exactly how she will use the award, she said it will support her research in personalizing care and privacy. —J.H.

 

AT A GLANCE


POPULATION HEALTH: Crain's Nov. 15 health care summit will delve into the promise and challenges of implementing successful population health efforts and functioning in the value-based environment. We'll hear from leaders of community-based organizations, health systems, physicians and entrepreneurs about innovative and successful programs and the stumbling blocks that remain in improving outcomes for all New Yorkers. For more information and registration, click here.>…;

WHO'S NEWS: Andria Castellanos is the new executive vice president and chief of provider services at Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She previously served in clinical and leadership positions for almost three decades at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, most recently as group senior vice president and chief operating officer at the NYP/Columbia campus and as a board member at New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Castellanos is replacing Marki Flannery, who was promoted to CEO and president earlier this year.

MEDICAL RECORDS: A team of researchers at Yale set out to find how easy it was for consumers to obtain their medical records by doing a "secret shopper" survey. The answer: not very. Dr. Harlan Krumholz, one of the authors of a about how the team was motivated to do the study because of the experiences of their own family members in obtaining medical records. "The first finding was that, among the 86 top hospitals that we identified, three had medical record departments that were unreachable by phone despite our persistent efforts," he wrote.

EMPOWERING CONSUMERS: New York State Health Foundation's annual conference, titled Empowering Health Care Consumers, will take place Monday, Nov. 5, at the Stewart Hotel in Manhattan. The keynote speaker will be writer and producer Dr. Eric Manheimer, former medical director at Bellevue Hospital and the medical consultant for the NBC series New Amsterdam, based on his book 12 Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital. For more information, click In its most recent release of hospital readmissions penalties data, the CMS for the first time risk adjusted hospitals by five peer groups to address differences in socioeconomic conditions between hospital patient populations.


          Building morale through activism (just don't call it politics)      Cache   Translate Page      

When the partners at Work & Co arrived at their Brooklyn headquarters the day after Donald Trump was elected president, they found much of their staff crying. The digital product agency's talent, about half of whom are immigrants and 20% of whom are first-generation Americans, felt their world had been turned upside down.

"Events like that make you re- evaluate what's important," said Mohan Ramaswamy, one of the agency's founding partners, "and we were at a point when we could think about how we could bring more meaning to the work we were doing."

The fast-growing firm already had decided it wanted to provide more opportunities for its employees to do pro bono work, both because of the social good and because it would help with retention. A survey showed the company's staff overwhelmingly cared about three issues: immigration, women's health and climate change.

Two months after the election, the company chartered buses for people who wanted to attend the Women's March in Washington. It signed on to amicus briefs in immigration cases, focusing on those being heard by federal courts in California. It ramped up its work on environmental issues. Most of all, it donated work worth $800,000 to Planned Parenthood: creating a tracking trump.org tool to keep tabs on administration actions regarding reproductive rights, as well as improving other digital tools. Work & Co plans to unveil another major Planned Parenthood initiative next month.

It isn't clear how many New York companies have taken similar steps, even among the tech sector, where it is common practice to give employees time to work on their own projects. But Work & Co is a good example of a company willing to stretch traditional boundaries of what is possible when it comes to advocacy.

Ramaswamy is uncomfortable with the notion that he has plunged into politics. "Typically you don't want politics to be muddled with your job," he said. "But I think for us it was less about politics than about the kind of topics that interact with our staff." He shrugged his shoulders when reminded that few issues are more politically contentious than the three to which Work & Co has committed.

The pro bono projects that the company takes on are just like the ones it handles for clients: product design and development of digital tools for the web and mobile applications. It has grown from five employees to almost 260 in a little more than five years, serves large clients such as Apple and Google and has outposts in Portland, Ore., and Brazil. The firm wants its staff to be close-knit, ordering in lunch every day so people eat together (but they go home at night, unlike at other tech shops—so there are no pool tables).

Although large companies worry about alienating customers with political activity, Ramaswamy said his clients have been supportive, in part because Work & Co is doing what customers believe they can't.

The upcoming election results are unlikely to change Work & Co's efforts, he said, except maybe someday the firm can provide governments with tools to make their efforts more effective.

Is Work & Co an outlier in New York or is your company doing something similar? Tell me about it: gregdavid49@gmail.com.


          Tales from the trade war: Businesses caught between retailers and a hard place      Cache   Translate Page      

The past few years have been good for OMG Accessories, the teenage-girl-centered lifestyle brand that fashion industry veteran Anne Harper founded in 2009. And she owes much of that success to China.

By producing handbags and backpacks at a Chinese factory that provided a quick turnaround on small orders, the company has been able to test the market and build up a line of products that is now carried in thousands of stores across the United States. Sales this year have tripled over last year, bringing total revenue to more than $10 million. Harper is now set to move OMG and its 14 employees into a larger showroom in its West 33rd Street building.

Her industry, however, has been caught in the crossfire of an escalating trade war that could put the brakes on any kind of growth. Handbags and backpacks made in China are among the $200 million worth of goods that recently became subject to a trade tariff scheduled to jump to 25% in January.

But OMG is in an unusual position, and not just because of how quickly it's been growing. Last year, in an effort to diversify production for mass orders, Harper and an overseas partner bought a factory in a low-wage, Southeast Asian country that she prefers, for competitive reasons, not to name. About six months ago, as the trade war began heating up, she shifted production to the new factory. About 95% of her fourth-quarter inventory escaped the 10% duty that went into effect in September. She's now positioned to avoid the devastating levy set for 2019.

Harper has been forced to take bigger gambles on her orders, but overall she is glad she planned ahead.

"If I didn't have this factory, [the tariffs] could have destroyed me," she said. "That's how I know that people who are not in my position are in big trouble."

The trade war, which has so far encompassed everything from imported steel and aluminum to electrical equipment and microscopes, began to hit New York's fashion industry in July, when luggage, handbags, footwear, textiles, and leather and faux-leather apparel were listed as being in the next round of restrictions.

Industry representatives have spoken up about fashion's unique reliance on a complex supply chain rooted in China and the difficulties of finding alternatives. But not all of the industry will be hurt in the same way. Some large brands, such as Coach and Kate Spade, began shifting production out of China years ago and moving it to low-wage facilities in Southeast Asia and India. Other companies, such as Steve Madden, ramped up a shift to Cambodia that was already in motion.

In addition, some well-known brands may have big enough margins and a loyal enough customer base to absorb some portion of the tariff and pass along the rest.

But OMG and other brands with price-sensitive products are in no position to experiment. Their retail buyers are saying suppliers will have to eat the cost of the tariff, as the stores have no intention of raising prices.

"If they are selling a bag of mine at $20 and then it goes over $20, even by a dollar, the customer has a different perspective," Harper said. "Shoppers are used to getting a bargain."

There are also drawbacks for small companies that work with factories in low-wage countries. Those nations lack the industrial expertise and transportation infrastructure that China has developed and take roughly double the time to turn around an order—six months as opposed to three. That means Harper is banking that what's "on trend" today, such as her unicorn-decorated handbags, will be just as popular next year.

What's more, the new factory can do only mass-volume production: a minimum of 3,000 units per color and style. That works for what she's selling now, but it would be too big of an order if she wanted to venture into new markets, such as bags for women or backpacks for boys. In fact, most retailers, Harper said, are taking few large orders of any kind.

"Even Kohl's—which has 1,100 stores—once something's proven, they'll order 3,000," Harper said, "but most of the time they're ordering one or two bags for each store. It used to be you'd have 10 of a style, but stores don't have traffic like that anymore."

For many local fashion brands—most of which do not own a factory in a low-wage Asian country—the biggest issue is the uncertainty surrounding the tariffs. "Do you want to disrupt your entire supply chain when there could be an agreement next month?" asked Julia Hughes, president of the United States Fashion Industry Association.

She thinks that the uncertainty has been exacerbated by the lack of clear direction or precise goals in the Trump administration's approach. "In past administrations and trade disputes, almost everybody felt they had a sense of what the outcome would be," Hughes said. "That's not the case here, and that makes it more complicated."

But the administration's defenders argue that President Donald Trump is trying to reverse decades of failed trade policy that allowed China to undermine American manufacturing and appropriate companies' intellectual property as a condition for operating in the country. The short-term pain of higher prices and rearranged supply chains, they say, will yield fairer trade rules for U.S. companies and new life for domestic factories.

Economist Ed Yardeni says American companies doing business with China have in effect supported its expansionist plans and superpower ambitions. He said the 25% tariff is aimed at weakening the country and keeping it from challenging American interests.

"The goal isn't to force concessions out of China but rather to get manufacturers out of China and into either the U.S. (ideally) or to countries such as Mexico that do agree to the terms of bilateral trade deals with the U.S.," Yardeni wrote in a recent report.

But a large-scale return of garment factories to the United States is simply not in the cards, experts said.

"We would have to rebuild a vast infrastructure and find people who actually want to sit at sewing machines, which would require a dramatic increase in immigration," said Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School. "People who are born in the U.S. typically don't aspire to work in garment factories."

She added that it was possible other countries, including Mexico, could expand their manufacturing capacity, but those changes would take a lot more time to put in place than a trade deal.

For now some fashion companies are simply looking to manage their business in the short term.

Urban Expressions, which produces a popular line of vegan, faux-leather handbags, took a gamble in July and sped up its production for next year.

"We landed 50% of the goods we planned for Q1 before the first tariff took effect, and most of the other 50% will have landed before the 25% tariff goes into effect," noted Farbod Shakouri, co-founder of the Los Angeles–based company, which has its showroom in New York. He figures that he can keep his retailers supplied through the first nine months of 2019.

He is also holding down costs. Earlier this year Urban Expressions was planning to buy an entire floor of a West 33rd Street building for its New York operations. It put the purchase on hold and is instead moving into a larger showroom in its current building, on West 32nd Street.

Shakouri has no desire to shift production from China. He has tried out factories in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Myanmar and was dissatisfied with the long lead times and their inability to do small production runs. A tariff might make him more receptive to a move, but he would prefer to see a compromise on absorbing the costs.

"A lot of the strategies are going to revolve around the retailers and what they're going to do," Shakouri said. "If they increase prices, then there could be a partnership along the supply chain where everyone eats a little bit into their margins to keep the status quo—until somehow there's a resolution."


           September 2018 Consumer Expectations: Inflation Expectations Unchanged, Labor Market Expectations Improve, and Spending Growth Expectations Decline       Cache   Translate Page      

from the New York Fed

released the September 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows no change in short- and medium-term inflation expectations. Labor market expectations generally improved with the median one-year ahead earnings growth expectations reaching a new series' high and households having more optimistic unemployment expectations.

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          Multiple introductions and subsequent transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in the USA: a molecular epidemiological survey.      Cache   Translate Page      
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Multiple introductions and subsequent transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in the USA: a molecular epidemiological survey.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 04;:

Authors: Chow NA, Gade L, Tsay SV, Forsberg K, Greenko JA, Southwick KL, Barrett PM, Kerins JL, Lockhart SR, Chiller TM, Litvintseva AP, US Candida auris Investigation Team

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris infection has been reported in the USA. To better understand its emergence and transmission dynamics and to guide clinical and public health responses, we did a molecular epidemiological investigation of C auris cases in the USA.
METHODS: In this molecular epidemiological survey, we used whole-genome sequencing to assess the genetic similarity between isolates collected from patients in ten US states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma) and those identified in several other countries (Colombia, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, and Venezuela). We worked with state health departments, who provided us with isolates for sequencing. These isolates of C auris were collected during the normal course of clinical care (clinical cases) or as part of contact investigations or point prevalence surveys (screening cases). We integrated data from standardised case report forms and contact investigations, including travel history and epidemiological links (ie, patients that had shared a room or ward with a patient with C auris). Genetic diversity of C auris within a patient, a facility, and a state were evaluated by pairwise differences in single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).
FINDINGS: From May 11, 2013, to Aug 31, 2017, isolates that corresponded to 133 cases (73 clinical cases and 60 screening cases) were collected. Of 73 clinical cases, 66 (90%) cases involved isolates related to south Asian isolates, five (7%) cases were related to South American isolates, one (1%) case to African isolates, and one (1%) case to east Asian isolates. Most (60 [82%]) clinical cases were identified in New York and New Jersey; these isolates, although related to south Asian isolates, were genetically distinct. Genomic data corroborated five (7%) clinical cases in which patients probably acquired C auris through health-care exposures abroad. Among clinical and screening cases, the genetic diversity of C auris isolates within a person was similar to that within a facility during an outbreak (median SNP difference three SNPs, range 0-12).
INTERPRETATION: Isolates of C auris in the USA were genetically related to those from four global regions, suggesting that C auris was introduced into the USA several times. The five travel-related cases are examples of how introductions can occur. Genetic diversity among isolates from the same patients, health-care facilities, and states indicates that there is local and ongoing transmission.
FUNDING: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PMID: 30293877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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          The Church Of Kim Kardashian: New York Magazine Wades Deep In Shallow Water      Cache   Translate Page      

The kingdom of Kim Kardashian has been denounced more frequently and more publicly than any other celebrity name in recent history. There’s something about this family …

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          President Trump, Stop and Frisk Is Both Unconstitutional and Ineffective      Cache   Translate Page      
Whether in Chicago, New York, or any city, indiscriminate stop and frisk is riddled with racial disparities and is unconstitutional.

On Monday, President Trump gave a speech to the nation’s police chiefs. Like so many of his “law and order” speeches, it was fueled by bravado and falsehoods.  

In the speech, Trump defended stop-and-frisk policies that have been ruled unconstitutional and rejected by communities in numerous cities. He also urged the city of Chicago to “try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU” on tracking the use of stop and frisk. Trump railed against “efforts from politicians to shackle local police departments” by limiting their cooperation with ICE, and he touted his record of providing surplus military equipment to local police departments.

Trump’s distortions must be called out one by one. Here is a breakdown of the most dangerous falsehoods in his speech:

Trump claim: “Before I took office less than two years ago, our nation was experiencing a historic surge in violent crime.”

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, the U.S. violent crime rate peaked in 1991 and has remained stable at about half that rate for the past several years. In 2016 and 2017, the violent crime rate remained essentially stable at near the bottom of this three-decade downward trend, and preliminary indications are that these low crime rates are continuing to remain stable and low.

In other words, there was no historic surge in violent crime because crime was stable at historically low levels when Trump first took office.

Trump claim: Indiscriminate stop-and-frisk “works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago,” which is why he is asking Attorney General Sessions to “work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement’s hands.”

Indiscriminate stop-and-frisk does not stop violent crime. Indeed, after New York City ended its stop-and-frisk policies under court supervision, the number of street stops by police fell dramatically — the number of stops in 2015 was less than 5 percent of the number of stops in 2011 — and as those stops fell, the homicide rate also continued to fall to record lows.

Aside from being ineffective in limiting crime, indiscriminate stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional, results in enormous racial disparities, erodes community trust in the police, and makes people of color less likely to report crimes. A 2013 study by the Vera Institute of Justice found that each time a young person is stopped and frisked by police, it makes them 8 percent less likely to report a future violent crime against them to police. Nearly 60 percent of the young people surveyed by the Vera Institute stated that they would not feel comfortable asking a police officer for help if they were in trouble.

That’s why the ACLU has repeatedly sued to end indiscriminate stop-and-frisk policies. We’ve reached settlements that require police to abide by constitutional limits in their stop-and-frisk activities in Milwaukee, New York City, and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, our 2015 settlement in Chicago required data collection and oversight of stop and frisk, and we are pushing for adoption of a broader consent decree there.

Notably, none of these lawsuits seek to prohibit all police stops and frisks. They simply require that these actions be supported by the reasonable suspicion required by the Fourth Amendment and prohibit racially biased patterns of enforcement that are patently unconstitutional.

Trump claim: “[S]anctuary city policies force the release of criminal aliens and gang members right back onto our streets, putting innocent civilians at grave risk — many people being killed.”

So-called “sanctuary city” policies are not targeted at people who have committed crimes, quite the contrary. They are intended to safeguard immigrant victims of crime — particularly survivors of sexual assault, trafficking survivors, and domestic violence survivors — by ensuring that they trust police enough to report these crimes to local authorities without being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

This claim is not a one-off, but, in fact, part of Trump’s long-running campaign to bully local communities to become extensions of the federal deportation system. While the Trump administration claims that its continued harassment of these jurisdictions is driven by public safety concerns, we know that’s just an excuse. In fact, pro-immigrant jurisdictions have lower rates of crime than jurisdictions that actively assist federal immigration agents.

Trump claim: His administration’s new policies providing surplus military equipment to local police departments is just “making sure you have the equipment you need to do the job.”

Trump is referring here to the 1033 program, which came under heavy criticism from the ACLU and others for providing weapons of war — including bayonets, grenade launchers, and armored vehicles — to local police departments. After the nation expressed horror at these weapons of war being turned on protesters at Ferguson, President Obama imposed much-needed controls on the 1033 program, including prohibiting certain military-grade weapons altogether and requiring police departments to account for how armored vehicles and other war gear were being used.

President Trump rescinded all of these rules last year, leaving no controls or limits in place. Trump’s policies are not providing necessary equipment. Instead, they are ensuring that local law enforcement agencies will have a free hand to treat their communities like war zones, with zero oversight or accountability.

Once again President Trump has the facts wrong. And along with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump is attempting to roll back recent reforms and promote the kind of race-based, unconstitutional police abuse that recently gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. Indiscriminate stop and frisk is just one of those practices, and it needs to end across the country, not get an endorsement from the White House.


          Sweat's first USMNT camp brings his career full circle      Cache   Translate Page      
New York City FC defender Ben Sweat was the most unlikely player to earn a call-up to the USMNT during the program’s decision to rebuild through its youth. Similarly, as unexpected as his first career (...)
          Why Disrupting Big Food Matters: Mark Hyman #533      Cache   Translate Page      

After decades of innovative work in the health and wellness field, Dr. Mark Hyman is broadening his focus and hosting disruptive conversations about our food and food systems in this episode of Bulletproof Radio as well as in his compelling new podcast. 

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, an 11-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine.

He is the Pritzker Foundation chair in Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.

He also is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor for national media outlets.


          More To Come 340: New York Comic Con 2018 Interviews Pt 3      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bartender - The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Pastry Cook - The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          In Room Dining Server - The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Fairmont Gold Attendant - Part Time - Fairmont Château Laurier - Ottawa, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Guest Services Manager - Full-Time - Fairmont Château Laurier - Ottawa, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bellperson - The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          In-Room Dining Server - Part-Time - Fairmont Château Laurier - Ottawa, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          #Cannabisstocks: Aurora Cannabis (TSX: $ACB.TO) ( $ACBFF) Announces Application to List on the #NYSE      Cache   Translate Page      
EDMONTON - October 9, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" or the "Company") (ACB.TO) (ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM), announced today that the Company has filed an application to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE").
          Room Attendant - The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Steward - Fairmont Waterfront - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Chef Concierge - The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Aesthetician/Beauty Therapist - Willow Stream Spa - The Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Made by Google Event: Honorable mentions      Cache   Translate Page      
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, Google just hosted a huge event in New York City celebrating their 20th year anniversary with the announcement of three major hardware releases: Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate and of course the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. In this article, however, […]
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          Farfetch Promo: Discounts to 70% Off      Cache   Translate Page      
Farfetch is known for bringing the world's most popular fashion boutiques, local and emerging designers and brands to a single website. It almost makes us sad that we can shop our favorite Italian boutiques right here in New York. Some might say it takes away the adventure but it's unrealistic to think that anyone can hop on a plane several times a year.




One of the other great things about Farfetch is that it makes markdowns available globally. Right now, the site is offering discounts of up to 60% off with an additional promotion of an extra 20% off. That brings the total discount over 70%. Just use the code x20Oct at checkout to engage the additional savings.

Here are Off-White track plants that come to $270 from $685. Then there is this Prada double-breasted coat that's $980 from nearly $3000. Here's an MSGM floral print maxi dress that's $560 from $1700. We really love this Mulberry sleeveless double-breasted coat that's just $340 from $1400.

Shoes and bags are on the pricey side and could be found for less in many other destinations. We often forget that Farfetch is a great site to shop for kids. For some reason, American stores still haven't caught up in the tot department.


          Amid #MeToo, New York Employers Face Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws      Cache   Translate Page      
In response to the transformation of views on sexual harassment, New York state and New York City passed laws requiring training of all workers. Now, business owners are scrambling to comply.
          Nine Colorful Office Chairs Autonomously Perform a Choreographed Dance Upon a Highly Polished Floor      Cache   Translate Page      

Artist Urs Fischer has created “Play“, a wonderful installation at Gogosian in New York City that features nine office chairs in different colors that autonomously dance around the highly polished floor of the gallery, choreographed by Madeline Hollander. This installation is also interactive in that visitors to the gallery are welcome to try to sit...

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Research Associate - Lipidomics and Mass Spectrometry Candidate – *. Department of Pharmacology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY*....
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          Gynecologic Oncologist - WMC Advanced Physician Services PC - Valhalla, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
This is an outstanding opportunity to practice in a highly desired area of New York, with unrivaled opportunity for clinical growth and research advancement....
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维维安•席勒(Vivian Schiller)从未拥有加密货币。现年57岁的她与“比特币码农”可谓风马牛不相及。她的大部分职业生涯都是在美国有线电视新闻网(CNN)、《纽约时报》(New York Times)以及美国全国广播公司新闻部(NBC News)等媒体机构担任高级管理人员,用她自己的话说,是一个“彻头彻尾的愤世嫉俗的记者”。因此,当她加入Civil的时候,我注意到了——Civil是...

          Ocasio-Cortez: Must 'eliminate Electoral College'      Cache   Translate Page      
(WASHINGTON TIMES) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist hoping to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, declared over the weekend that the Electoral College is a racist American relic that must be abolished. “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation […]
          Research Services Librarian - New York Medical College - Valhalla, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
This position reports to the Associate Director, USER Services. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school....
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          Sales Associate - WMC-New York Inc. - Valhalla, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
The Sales Associate is responsible for retail sales and customer service for the WMC-New York, Inc. High school or equivalency diploma required, Associate's...
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          Can't Wait to See How Celebrities Interpret 'Camp' as a Theme for 2019's Met Gala!      Cache   Translate Page      

The Metropolitan Museum of Art just announced the theme of next year’s Met Gala and accompanying Costume Institute exhibition, The New York Times reports. It’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” a clear reference to Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay “Notes on Camp.”

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          Kevin Shattenkirk Appears To Be A Healthy Scratch For The New York Rangers      Cache   Translate Page      
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Wondering about American indifference about the war we're ramping up for has had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I was living in Harlem.

It was a few weeks after 9/11 and when Mahsa rang and let me know that she would be in New York, I was happy and excited.

Her brother and I had been friends for over ten years.

We always said our meeting was destined.

As the only two kids of color—I am Black American and he is Persian—in an otherwise all-white Women in Religion class at DePaul University, something in my heart knew he would be my friend for life. I’ll never forget the look of agony in his big blue eyes when after opening the door to that crammed classroom he encountered a sea a white faces looking back at him, no one budging to indicate they would make room as he courageously closed the door behind him, turned and bared the stark gaze of the tall, lanky, pasty professor with the thick Eastern European accent, intensifying the mood with “Why don’t we wait to continue since some of us don’t know how to get to here on time.”

Somehow in that moment, our eyes locked and I hurriedly moved my bag and beckoned him to come sit next to me. Shaun made his way through the sea of kids, barely letting him through the tight aisles. By the time he sat down, sweat trickling from his brow, he was relieved and I was relieved for him and we both laughed under our breath. When he rifled through his bag looking for a pen and couldn’t find one—another long pause from our professor—we both laughed again as I handed him one of mine.

We become one in that moment, representing a warm cocoon of support to protect us through the white supremacist death by a thousand cuts that can choke and kill with its vicious silences and pauses that wither you from the inside out and have no balm but the knowing, empathetic understanding that laughter and friendship can heal.

Even though he was born in Iran, I here in America, we had many things in common. He was organized into his understanding of Whiteness in Wilmette and I got my credentials in Fairfield, Connecticut. Different places, same stuff. Our families were the only people of color in extremely affluent communities and the day to day experiences, that remind you every day of how alien and unlovable you are, would leave their mark on our psyches, well after we’d graduated high school and found one another in that classroom at DePaul University.

Getting together was healing. He and his cousins became fixtures at my house whenever there were barbeques, family get-togethers and parties. When I met Shaun I didn’t know much about Persian history and culture, just what I remembered from what became known as the “hostage crisis,” and the Shah of Iran, years before.

I was eight years old when a group of Iranian college students shut down a building in a place called Tehran. They were holding fifty or so Americans inside the embassy and wouldn’t release them until their demands were met. My mother said the students were standing up for themselves because America was “doing them like they do us” and “they know how it is.” My mom and the Iranian kids seemed to be on the same page because at some point, soon after the “crisis” began, the students released the women and the Black Americans, let them walk right out of the embassy. It made so much sense and I was so impressed with the reasonableness of their actions. “Women hold a special place in our society and Blacks live under American oppression and tyranny.”

Even though the white broadcasters tried to reduce the gesture to a publicity stunt, watching those people march out of the building, the women coming home to their children and the Black Brothers with their afros, coming home to their families, after that the students had my vote. And I got the message, for the first time in my life, that Black people in America had something in common with Black people and other people of color, all over the world.

We were one.

The students knew it. They said it for everyone to hear and now I knew it too.

Hanging out with Shaun reminded me of that. We had good times together and my mom and dad adored him, treated him like he was one of their own. We danced, partied, ate as much barbeque as we could hold, had great cocktails and just enjoyed life together. My parents taught him how to play Bid Whist, Black folk’s version of Bridge. Going to Shaun’s place, either his parents' house out in Wilmette or his apartment down the street from our place in Lincoln Park, was just the same. Just good times. When he cooked, my gosh, the food was magnificent! Well-seasoned meats with fresh, delicious herbs, perfectly cooked fluffy rice with these gorgeous, aromatic dips and sauces. The art on his walls was impeccable and the energy in his apartment was always flowing. Like my family, Shaun was hospitable, caring, a lovely conversationalist and knew how to have a good time, and he cared about people.

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We had so many things in common.

So of course, years later when his baby sister Mahsa came to New York, I was excited to host.

She arrived, smartly dressed like a low-key, genius poet in her well-tailored men’s sports jacket, a black turtleneck, jeans and expensive but understated loafers. Mahsa had always been elegant and gorgeous. We walked down to People’s Choice, the most delicious homemade Jamaican food in New York City. I think we got oxtails with peas and rice and cabbage. Neither one of us could get over how extraordinarily delicious the food was. We ate and we talked about her work and mine. We’d all since left Chicago, years ago. Shaun to Los Angeles, me to New York City and Mahsa to Tehran. She’d done a women’s magazine, Bad Jens, and had become a serious organizer of community over there. On this trip she was working at the UN with Shirin Ebadi, doing translation work for her papers, books and speeches. Even though Mahsa was really humble about it, which was her way, I knew from her proud brother that her work with Shirin Ebadi was a really big deal.

Since 9/11 had just gone down, and Bush was pushing us to go to war with Iraq, I took the opportunity to make sense of all that had happened in that part of the world. “Why are we always fighting and complaining about Iraq and Iran?” I asked as we chomped away. “And what’s the deal with Afghanistan?” I admitted to her something that I had hidden from myself, that even though I was pretty active in international situations that impacted Black people and people of color globally, Haiti, South Africa, Venezuela, that I knew very little about the Middle East. It just became something that was always already happening… so ongoing that I just tuned out. Mahsa was one of those people, that even though she was crazy smart, brilliant really, you didn’t have to pretend that you knew something that you did not.

She explained about the oil. She explained about the pipelines. She explained the grip of American imperialism, the destruction of the cities of Middle Eastern antiquity and the pillaging of museums and libraries by American armed forces throughout the years and the slow, steady march to Iraq that the U.S. was directing to Iran. That seemed outlandish to me, that Iran would ever be treated in that fashion. When she started talking about the incessant bombing, the destruction of Beirut came up and I informed her that back in the early '80s, Black folks likened the most cracked-out, left behind areas of our own communities to this city, “South Side of Chicago lookin’ like Beirut,” I’d hear brothers and sisters say.

Mahsa shook her head and smiled slightly and then gave me a glimpse of the history of the beauty and majesty of this gorgeous Lebanese city. She was clearly disturbed by the information, but her gentle, non-judgmental telling of these things, in a tone demonstrative of patience and inner peace, her deep intellect and elegance, amplified a sense of what Americans did not know or like to think about, that ours was a young, foolish country… a big, ignorant, bully baby and that we had lost our way. Completely. Most of us unaware of what was really happening in our names, and for oil, imperialism and what Bush kept calling “our way of life,” around the world, especially in the Middle East, with people, who like my mother’d said all those years ago “know how it is.”

We do not like to even consider what we have destroyed and in that destruction what has been lost, forever, to the world. What we have lost is friendship, culture, love, peace, endless possibilities and all of the wonderful things that come from life when you are trying to crush, kill, and control. Somewhere along the way, in a quest for assimilation, peace and acceptance, and just probably worn downness, Black Americans forgot too, that we have something in common with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. The greatest blow from the War Economy is that it separates us. Eventually, it separated Shaun and I… understandably. After all, it is difficult to maintain friendships with folks when your country makes habit of lying, stealing, cheating, murdering and spreading hate, making their lives here and back home, a misery.

America was and still is running around, destructively taking… snatching things... from people, with whom Black folks, Native people, LatinX in the land known as the United States have something in common.

As I look at the bombed-out streets of the countries that the United States has attacked, and ripped apart, dusty, dirt heaps where gardens used to grow, I have to look at my own communities, here in the United States. Areas with no green spaces or parks and the prisons swollen with human energy relegated to slavery. Flint, Michigan, with no drinkable water source, Deep East Oakland with nowhere to buy living foods and soil so destroyed by pollution that you can’t grow any… children climbing out of tents in homeless encampments in downtown Oakland, while tech millionaires look down on them from their sprawling condo apartment windows. The United States is waging the same war on the people of the Middle East, that it is waging here on Black folks, LatinX, Indigenous people and poor Whites, here in our local communities.

This truth takes me back to that look on Mahsa’s face when she told me of the beauty of precious Beirut and the pure glory of what stood there before the dust and the rubble.

I have always had the sense that being reminded of what we have in common, (in addition to being targeted by the most destructive force on the planet… the American government…) would create a solidarity that could truly organize peace on its own, between the people most heavily enslaved, marginalized and victimized by the virus of War Economy which spreads by keeping us fearful of one another and separates us. I have always had the sense that if the Black and LatinX children on the South Side of Chicago understood that the bullets flying by and through their heads and the food deserts in which they reside are a construction of the engineers of the War Economy, which inflict death upon all that they cannot control, as they do today to the children of Yemen and Afghanistan, and God forbid, Iran, that they would have a different sense of their possibilities and self-worth in the world. I have always had the sense that if we remembered what the Iranian students were really saying and doing when they released the folks who “suffered under American oppression and tyranny,” just like they did… that we would all be unstoppable… together… because knowing that we all have something in common is the first step towards growing and sustaining a local peace economy.

The good news is that we get a chance to start again, everytime we open our eyes and begin a new day.

When I tell people that our government is ramping up to a war with Iran, a glaze comes over their eyes. It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater but nobody moves because they’re too busy enjoying their buttered popcorn and watching the movie… so you have to start explaining that fire not only burns… but it can kill you.

Get up and run!

Are we that used to waging war in America that no one even bats an eye?

Photo Credit: CODEPINK

Or is it because Iran is this faraway place where they’re not like us... and practice a different religion… have different values… a place where the people have nothing in common with us? This glaze over the eyes thing has happened so much that I have to wonder what has happened in my life that makes me understand that loving the Iranian people is as natural as loving my own people... as natural as knowing that they are my people.

Wondering why my fellow countrymen and women do not connect in the same way has shaken me up a little… a lot... and had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I want to dedicate this piece to Mahsa Shekarloo, who left our world on September 5, 2014. May all the girls and women, around the world and especially Iran… Persia, know that she organized, loved and sacrificed so that they could be free. And to her dear brother, Arash, aka Shaun, who is my friend… for life.

Learn more and join CODEPINK's We Love Iranians campaign here.

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

 

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New York TimesMs. Haley acknowledged her policy disagreements with the president in an op-ed in the Washington Post last month when she criticized an anonymous senior administration official who penned an opinion piece in The New York Times, describing a chaotic … and more …read more Source:: New York City News By Google News
          Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Training Now Required in New York State and New York City      Cache   Translate Page      
Sexual harassment prevention is now a topic that employers in the construction industry must face head on. New York State and City recently enacted legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace. Most importantly, the laws require employers to have a sex harassment prevention policy and training in place by set dates. Contractors experienced in complying with governmental regulations and in working with the State and City will recognize the need to adhere to the deadlines and requirements in the new laws and to document their efforts to do so. Below is a summary of the new laws and corresponding effective dates that New York State and City employers should be aware of: All New York State Employers (1) Mandatory Anti-Harassment Policies: New York State employers must promulgate anti-harassment policies by October 9, 2018. According to the guidance released by the NYSDOL and the NYSDHR, employers must implement a policy that: (1) prohibits sexual harassment; (2)…
          Goldman Sachs has joined George Soros and Steve Cohen in backing an Argentinian mobile banking startup      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Ualá, an Argentinian mobile banking startup, has raised $34 million in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs's venture unit, along with investors including billionaire George Soros' family office and Point 72 Venture, the early-stage VC firm funded by Steve Cohen.
  • The company - which offers a financial management app and a fee-free prepaid MasterCard - aims to disrupt the traditional retail banking infrastructure, according to Pierpaolo Barbieri, founder and CEO of Ualá.

Goldman Sachs' venture unit is leading a new round of investment in an Argentinian fintech company backed by billionaire investors George Soros and Steven Cohen. 

Ualá, the one-year-old mobile banking startup, raised $34 million in its series B round led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, along with existing investors including a private fund managed by Soros Fund Management, Jefferies, the venture arm of Steve Cohen's Point 72, and entrepreneur Kevin Ryan, according to an announcement seen by Business Insider.

Goldman Sachs provided over half of the capital, according to Pierpaolo Barbieri, founder and CEO of Ualá.

The Buenos Aires-based startup offers a personal financial management app that is linked to a prepaid Mastercard, which doesn't charge opening fees, transaction fees, and renewal fees. In the span of one year, the company has issued 400,000 cards, which allow users to top up cellphones, make purchases, and conduct P2P money transfers. 

"Our goal is to replace the traditional retail banking infrastructure with Ualá," Barbieri said.

Over 50% of people in Argentina had never had a card before and are only operating in cash, so the company aims to provide these people financial inclusion by giving them access to financial system, he added.

“Ualá’s product offering reduces both cost and friction, while providing a great consumer experience,” said Christopher Dawe, cohead of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners venture capital & growth equity team. “We are excited by the company’s mission of improving access to critical financial services and look forward to partnering with the Ualá team on their next phase of growth.”

Ualá will tap into the new fund to boost its user growth, expand its headcount, and execute the launch of a credit and savings platforms, according to the announcement.

International appetite in Latin American startups hit a peak last year, with global venture capital investments in the region surpassing $1 billion in 2017 for the first time, according to The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America

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Philly's gayborhood now has a street recognizing the mother of marriage equality.

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The City of Brotherly Love has bestowed an honor on the mother of marriage equality.

In a Sunday ceremony, Philadelphia unveiled a sign designating a block of South 13th Street as Edie Windsor Way, honoring the woman whose Supreme Court case brought down the main section of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Her widow, Judith Kasem-Windsor, posted photos of the event on social media. “‘Don’t Postpone Joy’ today and take a stroll,” she wrote, using one of Windsor’s favorite sayings.

 

While Windsor, who died in September 2017, eventually became a New Yorker, she was a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the city’s Temple University. The Philadelphia City Council’s proclamation for the renaming of the block notes that she was born there to Russian Jewish immigrants in 1929, attended Philadelphia public schools, and overcame the poverty of her Depression-era childhood to obtain her Temple bachelor’s degree and later a master’s from New York University. She became a computer programmer for IBM.

Windsor’s first marriage was to Thea Spyer. They became partners in the 1960s and were finally able to marry in Canada in 2007. But the U.S. did not recognize their marriage, with the result that when Spyer died two years later, Windsor owed $363,000 in estate taxes — which she would not have owed if she had been married to a man. Windsor sued the federal government for a refund, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 2013 struck down the portion of DOMA that prevented federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

“For thousands struggling for LGBTQ equality, the stakes went far beyond tax advantages available to married heterosexuals, including Social Security, health care and veterans’ benefits, protection in immigration and bankruptcy cases, and keeping a home after a spouse had died,” the city’s proclamation notes of the ruling. The decision paved the way for other barriers to marriage equality to be struck down, culminating in the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which established the freedom to marry nationwide.

The renamed block of 13th Street is between Walnut and Locust streets in the city’s gayborhood. It is adjacent to another block honoring an LGBTQ rights pioneer, Barbara Gittings Way.

Judith Kasen-Windsor, who married Edie Windsor in 2016, was present at the ceremony, which was part of the city’s Outfest, an annual event that takes place near National Coming Out Day. Others attending included local officials and activists as well as State Rep. Brian Sims, the first out gay man elected to the Pennsylvania legislature.

“A native Philadelphian, Edie will go down in history as one of the most energetic, empowered, and successful champions for equality in LGBTQ history,” Sims wrote on Facebook. “Her case before the U.S. Supreme Court was a game changer and honoring her in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood is something I’ll never forget.”

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          This Lesbian Mixologist Moonlights as an Aerial Acrobat      Cache   Translate Page      
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Lana Gailani is a Renaissance woman of the 2010s.

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Lana Gailani’s story does not immediately allude to a life spent mixing spirits. A scholar at heart, Gailani once pursued a Ph.D. in political science and is well-versed in post-conflict state-building in the Middle East. However, the complexity of mixology allows her to nurture the scholar within.

A self-identifying introvert, she shies away from the constant spotlight under which many bartenders operate. “It is very easy to lose yourself in hospitality,” Gailani warns. After all, bartending is not merely about the creation of drinks. It’s about pleasing customers through constant interaction. Gailani has developed novel coping methods, leaving her graciously elevated off the ground.

She faces internal battles that threaten to interfere with her craft. A struggle with depression led her to discover the art that now keeps her stable — while dangling from silks hanging from a ceiling. Gailani is an aerialist, who secretly harbors dreams of running away with the circus. While mixology keeps her rooted, her acrobatic silk work has helped keep her depression in check.

Today, Gailani is the bar manager of Kiss + Ride and Big Trouble, two brand-new establishments located within Denver’s Zeppelin Station (ZeppelinStation.com). Her journey into mixology has been anything but straightforward. Born in Chicago, she spent the first few decades of her life east of Los Angeles. In 2008, Gailani broke free of a political science graduate program in Seattle to enroll in pastry school. “I needed to get out,” she recalls. After briefly working in Seattle’s fine dining scene, she moved to New York City, the nation’s culinary center “where it was all happening.” The move was not smooth sailing.

The grueling hours, low-wages, and high cost of living quickly fatigued the 28-year-old Gailani. She started waiting tables, unconsciously setting herself up for a career in the front-of-house.

Working at Empellon Cocina, Alex Stupak’s now defunct Mexican restaurant in the East Village, Gailani clamored for experience behind the bar. “I was like ‘I worked in pastry, I know how to make things on demand, I have a background in mescal and my palate is good,’” she says. Her efforts proved successful. A career in mixology was about to begin.

The spirit selection at Empellon was tightly focused (one vodka, one tequila), encouraging the new mixologist to stretch her imagination. She had to recreate flavor profiles to mimic cocktails traditionally made with unavailable spirits. Equally, she needed to produce concoctions that would please a number of palates, while operating with a limited arsenal. By the time she started working elsewhere, access to a wide variety of spirits practically overwhelmed her.

Once entrenched in the cocktail scene, Gailani began slinging drinks at two of Manhattan’s hottest bars: Seamstress (now closed) and Pouring Ribbings. But New York City changes at shocking speeds, and drinking establishments often collapse like dominos. Tragically, these were venues that Gailani says “had done everything right [but] could just not make it.” With bar owners worried about the bottom line, mixologists couldn’t take risks in the name of creativity.

Two years later, she made the decision to relocate to Colorado, where she says the work-driven culture that dominated N.Y.C. is conspicuously absent. The culinary scene is exploding — and with the lower rents, she says, Denver allows for creativity.

At Big Trouble, one of the two bars Gailani now manages, she’s crafted a cocktail program that reflects an East meets West theme. It’s about viewing the familiar through a foreign lens. It’s approachable, with the main tenants of the cocktails rooted in tradition, yet mixed with just enough novelty to spur excitement and curiosity.

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Fortune Cookie Mai Tai Recipe

Ingredients

.75 ounce Bacardi
Ocho rum

.75 ounce Appleton
Estate 50 Year Old rum

.25 ounce Cointreau
triple sec

.25 ounce fresh
lemon juice

.75 ounce Fortune Cookie Orgeateat (see below)

1 dash Angostura bitters

4 drops toasted
sesame oil

Directions
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into vessel with crushed ice. If you can’t find a kitty glass, use whatever makes you smile. Garnish with a fortune cookie. 

Fortune Cookie Orgeat

Ingredients

1000 gram simple syrup (1:1 water/sugar)

200 gram sesame paste (this is like peanut butter with the oil on top; make sure to mix in before measuring)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Yield: Just over 1 quart

Directions
Blend all ingredients to emulsify. This will separate over time; shaking it will recombine.

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          2019 NFL Mock Draft: Giants finally move on from Eli Manning; Dolphins find Ryan Tannehill’s replacement – CBSSports.com      Cache   Translate Page      
CBSSports.comThere’s no other way to put it: Eli Manning is not good. He wasn’t good last season, when the Giants limped to three wins, and he wasn’t even replacement level in 2016, when the team won 11 games and went to the playoffs. New York’s plight isn’t all on …Did Giants break 30 points because […]
          Weekday Trumpdate: Nikki Haley Gets the Fuck Out, Trump Tweets "Multilayered Nonsense"      Cache   Translate Page      
Maybe Ivanka will go to the UN. by Chase Burns
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Another day, another Trumpddate. Was it really just a week ago that the NY Times's bombshell reporting on Trump's finances came out? Whatever happened with all that? Oh yeah. Nothing.

The big news of today, so far, is that Nikki Haley—"one of Trump’s many dignity beards," as Rich Smith calls her—is leaving her position as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. From CBS News:

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Trump announced in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Haley's replacement is unclear, although Mr. Trump said he will likely select the new ambassador in the next two or three weeks.

Haley told reporters she will not run for office in 2020 and instead campaign for the president, in an attempt to quash speculation that she might chart her own political course challenging him.

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Mr. Trump said a number of people would like to do Haley's job, and claimed it's a more "glamorous" position than it was a couple years ago.

Who will take that glam position? Maybe someone from Goldman Sachs! From CNBC:

Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, has had discussions with senior members of the administration about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

But maybe Ivanka will take Haley's place! Per NBC News:

"How good would Ivanka be?" he asked rhetorically before dismissing the idea.

"I think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn't mean [I would name her]," Trump said. "I would be accused of nepotism." He added that he thought there was no one "more competent in the world" than Ivanka Trump.

Yeah... that wouldn't just be nepotism:


But wait wait wait! Why is Haley leaving if she's not trying to run for president? Are we supposed to buy that she's just tired? Maybe it has something to do with this... per HuffPo:

A watchdog organization is calling for an investigation into seven private flights taken by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that were paid for by South Carolina business executives.

The 2017 flights, which Haley listed on her public financial disclosure report this year, were between New York, Washington and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, where she was governor before joining the Trump administration. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the flights were likely worth about $24,000 and should be investigated by the State Department’s inspector general.

While the Haley news was breaking, Trump tweeted this nonsense:

The Washington Post breaks it down:

The tweet appears to be rare multilayered nonsense. Nonsense within older nonsense.

The base layer is the false premise that hundreds of protesters who swarmed the Capitol during Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings were “paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” as Trump put it in another pronouncement last week, in contradiction to all known facts.

Onto this original falsehood, Trump has now stacked the baffling claim that the paid protesters were not, in fact, paid — “they haven’t gotten their checks,” as he wrote.

This is the conundrum the world is trying to solve.

They go on to decipher the whole mess here.

His Twitter today hasn't been complete multilayered nonsense*. He's also getting out the vote:


*Well, the "Vote.GOP" part definitely counts as multilayered nonsense.

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          Anonymous UW Students Publish Rape Accusations Online. What Could Go Wrong?      Cache   Translate Page      
For those who are falsely accused, the consequences can be deadly serious. by Katie Herzog
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At the end of September, a group of anonymous University of Washington students launched a new website. Called, “Make Them Scared,” the website solicits and publishes the names of men, both in and outside of the school, who have been accused of rape, sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. It’s the Shitty Media Men list, UW edition.

The Shitty Media Men list was a collection of anonymous allegations against men working in media that circulated online in the wake of #MeToo. Like Make Them Scared, it was created anonymously, although the originator eventually came out. Allegations on the list, which was hosted on a Google Doc that anyone with access could edit, ranged from flirting and “weird dates” to physical abuse and rape.

When Make Them Scared first launched in September, anyone could submit a claim anonymously and the alleged abuser would be automatically added. Shortly after, the unknown creators of the list decided that anonymous accusations would no longer be accepted. Now, the creators know the accusers’ identities—which they verify through the accuser’s Facebook account—but their identities are not made public. And, like the Shitty Media Men list—which advised readers to take allegations "with a grain of salt"—the UW list comes with that caveat as well: "We do not have the ability to absolutely determine whether any accused party is guilty of the accused acts,” the site reads, "so take all names listed with a grain of salt."

This project is not supported by everyone on campus. On Monday, the editorial board of The UW Daily, the student newspaper that first broke this story, outlined their concerns in an editorial: "The editorial board cannot justify the actions of the list’s creators," the board wrote. "It completely circumvents due process and trivializes the seriousness with which accusations ought to be received. It ends up lending more credit to the argument that even truthful accusations should be viewed with suspicion and as part of a vengeful agenda, not one that seeks justice."

The creators of the list, however, believe they are beginning a movement, and hope that other campuses will follow suit. “We want to give victims a sense of justice and rest that other avenues deny them,” the creators told the Daily in an email. “Although catharsis for victims is part of it, we aren’t publishing the names for the sake of that alone. We also want the list to serve as a deterrent for future perpetrators, and as a resource for potential victims to consult for their own safety.”

Of course, a site like this could go very, very wrong. The number of false rape allegations that are never reported to police is unknown, but most studies put the percentage of false rape allegations that are reported and investigated to between 2 and 10 percent. It’s rare. But for those who are falsely accused, the consequences can be deadly serious.

Stephen Elliott is one of about 70 men included on the Shitty Media Men list last year, and he isn't shy about his problems. Elliott has written about his issues with drugs, with sex, with family, and with homelessness over and over again, including in his 2009 memoir The Adderall Diaries, which was turned into a movie staring James Franco. A profile of him in the Chicago Tribune called him, "intriguingly damaged, sweetly introspective and with enough personal baggage to inform four semiautobiographical novels—so far." What Elliott is not, he insists, is a rapist, and finding out he'd be anonymously accused of rape (along with "sexual harassment, coercion, unsolicited invitations to his apartment, and sneaking into the Binders," a women's only Facebook group) came as a shock. In an essay published by Quillette, he explained why: "I don’t like intercourse," he wrote. "I don’t like penetrating people with objects, and I don’t like receiving oral sex. My entire sexuality is wrapped up in BDSM. Crossdressing, bondage, masochism. I’m always the bottom."

In interviews with The Stranger, Elliott said that his behavior both in and outside the bedroom can be both atypical and unprofessional (he does not, however, know how he ended up in the Binders Facebook group.) A longtime friend of his told me that Elliot (who, as a child, was a ward of the state and lived in group homes) was "raised by wolves" and has "zero boundaries.” He’s the kind of guy who will talk about sex in front of your grandma. It's easy to see how his behavior could be construed as—or could be—sexual harassment.

Still, Elliott says he’s never come even close to raping someone. Not only is sexual violence not in his character, penetrative sex just isn’t a part of his sex life. Of course, rape can take many forms and is not always penetrative, but, according to Elliott, “I don’t think there is a person in the world who honestly believes that I raped them. I just didn't do it.”

Elliott has no idea what or who put him on the Shitty Media Men list, but soon after it came out, a number of his friends, along with his Hollywood agent, stopped returning his calls. He was unable to find work in LA, where he had moved in the hopes of breaking into TV writing. Were the calls not coming because of the list, or was it some other reason? Elliott doesn't know, but the accusation took a major toll on his life. He relapsed on drugs and was deeply suicidal. Instead of killing himself, however, Elliott got sober, started going to meetings, and contacted former lovers and friends, asking if he’d ever raped them, even without his knowledge. He wanted to apologize and hold himself accountable if he had. No allegations, however, came forth.

Elliott also started writing about it. Getting an essay about being anonymously accused of rape published, however, wasn’t easy. “New York Magazine agreed to run it,” he wrote in the essay that was eventually published by Quillette. “I worked with the editor for a few weeks and then, just as I believed it was about to be published, they informed me that it wouldn’t run after all. It was then accepted by two senior editors at the Guardian, but the essay was spiked again, apparently after other editors revolted. I’ve never had an essay accepted somewhere and then rejected. Now it’s happened twice.”

According to emails provided by Elliott, just three hours after an editor at the Guardian accepted his piece, he reneged on his offer. “As you can appreciate with a piece of this nature, various discussions have to be had with a number of editors and a collective view taken,” the editor wrote to Elliott. “The balance of that view has changed which is the reason I’m writing you now.” He advised Elliott to “save [himself] the agony” of further rejection and self-publish his piece on Medium.

In the year since the Shitty Media Men list became public, no further allegations of sexual abuse against Elliott have emerged. After his essay came out, however, two writers came forward with other accusations of wrongdoing. Marisa Siegel, the current owner of the Rumpus, the literary website Elliott founded, published an essay about how he once barged into her hotel room at a conference. The experience, she wrote, left her “shaken.”

Elliott admits he did this, but, he said, it wasn't some sort of "sinister plot." He says he needed to talk to Siegel and, yes, went about it in a wildly unprofessional manner. Elliott's long-term friend told me that he could easily see Elliott doing this. "He'll eat the food out of your fridge," Elliott’s friend said. "He just doesn't have any boundaries."

This lack of boundaries has come up before. In 2015, award-winning novelist Claire Vaye Watkins wrote an essay in Tin House about her own uncomfortable encounter with Elliott while in graduate school. She says that Elliott, who was visiting the school and whom she’d offered to put up for the night, repeatedly asked to sleep in her bed. Elliott admits this is true, but, he says, he wasn’t trying to hook up; it just seemed more comfortable than the air mattress on the floor. That, however, wasn't apparent to Watkins, and it's not hard to see why she, or anyone, would have been uncomfortable with this request. “It wasn’t cool to ask to get in her bed,” Elliott told me. “Now I see that.”

After Elliott’s essay came out, a former Rumpus employee, Lyz Lenz, made several accusations against him on Twitter. Lenz did not work at the Rumpus when she encountered Elliott but was volunteering for the website at a conference, where, she says, Elliott asked her back to his hotel room to watch a movie and, on the same occasion, pulled cash out of her back pocket. She also said that he “demanded” she work on his book project for free.

Elliott told me that he doesn’t remember pulling cash out of Lenz’s pocket but if she said he did, he believes that it happened. He also said that the movie he asked her to watch was one he was in the process of editing and that he asked lots of people, male and female, to watch it with him. (This was confirmed by Elliott’s friend.) As for demanding unpaid labor, that is not, according to emails provided by Elliott, strictly true. While Elliott did ask Lenz if she wanted to work on his book project, he also offered to pay. (When I asked Lenz for these emails, she initially agreed to provide them, then, soon after, changed her mind and said she wouldn’t be commenting any further.)

Whisper networks about abusers have likely existed as long as women have been abused. And for good reason: For much of human history, sexual assault and rape weren’t considered criminal offenses. In parts of the world, it’s still perfectly legal for men to rape their wives, and in the U.S., rape often goes unpunished. It's an unfortunate truth that women sometimes need protection from men, and whisper networks can help provide it when the justice system fails them.

Today, however, these rumors aren’t just whispered, they are posted online, often—as in both Elliott and UW’s case—with no investigation or statement from the accused. This, as The Daily editorial board pointed out, is a problem, and not just because it has the potential to ruin the lives of innocent humans. It also gives ammunition to those who would like to discredit movements like #MeToo. “The catharsis of reporting an assaulter's name and filling out a quick online form that might bring public shaming to those who’ve caused you pain is easy to imagine,” the editors wrote. “It’s simple, but unfortunately, that’s the problem. Accusing someone of a sex crime should not be totally effortless, because then the allegation loses its power.”

The creators of Make Them Scared didn't respond to a request for comment. On the website’s FAQ page, however, they acknowledge the potential downsides of a project like this. “Most people already know the statistics about false reports,” the website reads. “Basically, they’re very, very rare. In an anonymous system? Probably markedly less rare. In any system where an accuser has to attach their name to the accusation? We’re back to very rare. And our accusers have attached their names to their accusations for us to see. In exchange for their trust, we're here to take all the backlash they'd encounter if they went public with their names.”

Of course, they don’t investigate the claims, just publish them. And by running the website anonymously, the creators won’t personally feel any of the backlash. Whoever is running the site is just as nameless as the accusers themselves.

When reached for comment, SARVA, the UW organization that helps victims of sexual assault, said they haven't taken an official position on the list. The University, however, has. "The contents of the website are very concerning," said Victor Balta, UW spokesperson, said in a statement: "We do not know who is behind the site, and it is in no way affiliated with the UW. The UW is committed to our work toward preventing sexual violence and sexual harassment, maintaining support and protections for anyone who experiences such violence, properly investigating and addressing allegations, and upholding due process.” He urges anyone who has experienced rape or sexual assault to go directly to the University police as opposed to the internet.

As for Stephen Elliott, he might not be a rapist, but he has clearly made women uncomfortable in the past. During our conversations, he seemed mystified that anyone he worked with at the Rumpus or elsewhere would have looked at him as an authority figure—which, regardless of his awareness of it, he was. This power dynamic was invisible to Elliott, and his failure to see it didn’t just hurt some of the women around him, in the end, it hurt him as well. Still, there's a wide gap between causing someone discomfort and committing rape.

Today, Elliott is living in a new city, doing manual labor, and thinking back over his interactions with women, trying for figure out where, exactly he went wrong. He doesn’t blame anyone for his situation but himself. He said this, more than once, when we talked. He does, however, hope that Make Them Scared’s creators are fully aware of the consequences of publishing the names of the accused without thoroughly investigating the claims first. “Know that you’re possibly ruining someone’s life,” he said. “And then if you still want to do it, at least you’re doing it with the full knowledge that it’s forever.”

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          Harvard, NYU law reviews accused of bias against whites, men      Cache   Translate Page      

BOSTON (AP) — A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish. The group, called Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences, filed a federal lawsuit against […]
          New York City’s Public Transit Is A Nightmare For People With Disabilities      Cache   Translate Page      
People with disabilities have to deal with overlooked flaws that are frankly insulting.
          Googles nieuwe telefoon beantwoordt spamtelefoontjes      Cache   Translate Page      

We krijgen ze allemaal weleens: ongewenste telefoontjes. Van telemarketeers tot een vage Nigeriaanse 'prins'. Internetgigant Google gaat dergelijke telefoontjes voor gebruikers in de VS voortaan tegenhouden.

De nieuwe functie werkt samen met Googles slimme assistent. Als je wordt gebeld - en je vermoedt dat het spam is - krijg je de keuze om gebruik te maken van 'Call Screen'. Dan neemt de assistent het gesprek over en vraagt waarvoor diegene belt. De gebruiker kan vervolgens vragen om meer duidelijkheid of besluiten op te hangen.

Google zegt dat het systeem duidelijk zal aangeven dat de 'spambeller' te maken heeft met een computer-assistent. Eerder dit jaar presenteerde het bedrijf een functie waarbij de slimme assistent zelfstandig een kappersafspraak kan maken. Dat leidde tot verbazing en kritiek, want hoe weet je straks of je met een mens of computer te maken hebt? Hierna beloofde Google dat het systeem zich altijd duidelijk zal identificeren.

Google heeft een video gemaakt waarin het uitlegt hoe Call Screen werkt:

De functionaliteit zit in eerste instantie alleen in de Pixel 3, de nieuwste telefoon van de techreus, die tijdens een presentatie in New York werd aangekondigd. Later krijgen ook oudere modellen de optie. Geen van Googles Pixel-telefoons zijn momenteel in Nederland verkrijgbaar.

Het bedrijf greep de presentatie ook aan om een nieuw apparaat te lanceren dat het de 'Hub' noemt. Het is in feite de slimme speaker van het bedrijf - die later deze maand in Nederland te koop is - maar dan met een scherm erop gemonteerd. Dat moet het gebruik makkelijker maken. Ook dit apparaat is vooralsnog niet in Nederland verkrijgbaar.

De aankondiging komt een dag nadat Facebook ook een scherm-apparaat presenteerde. Er is wel één groot verschil: het sociale netwerk focust op videobellen, de Hub van Google heeft geen camera. Daarmee kiest Google een andere weg dan Facebook en Amazon, die zijn Echo Show ook een camera heeft meegegeven.

De presentatie volgt een dag nadat The Wall Street Journal onthulde dat het internetconcern bewust een softwarefout heeft verzwegen die externe ontwikkelaars toegang gaf tot gegevens van een half miljoen Google+-gebruikers. Een journalist die de presentatie van Google bijwoonde, merkte op dat het bedrijf wel sprak over beveiliging had, maar het verhaal van gisteren achterwege liet.


          Creed 2 muscleman Dolph Lundgren on wild sex orgies with Grace Jones, becoming a superstar and returning to his role as Ivan Drogo      Cache   Translate Page      
BARE-CHESTED in leather trousers and on the arm of Grace Jones, Dolph Lundgren was about to give his strict military father the fright of his life. Back in the actor’s native Sweden, ex-army officer Karl Lundgren thought his son was in the US studying chemical engineering. In reality, he was partying at notorious New York […]
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The Control Freaks - Double Dose of Hate.

Background - Wait, The Control Freaks are putting out another single? How about that: I am the bearer of good news! Their last single, "I Am Crime", just came out last month. Next up is Double Dose of Hate, due out November 2. This single literally IS a double dose of hate, as both tracks are odes to...you guessed it...hate!

Who can't get behind that?! Sherrilynn Nelson (formerly keyboardist for The Omens) loved The Control Freaks so much that she learned guitar just so she could join the band. "Time's Up" from the last single was her CF songwriting debut.  Double Dose of Hate opens with another song she penned called "I Hate Your Face". That's a damn fine title, and sure enough, the song lives up to it! I can never get enough of this sort of old-style catchy punk rock, and I really dig the back-and-forth exchange between Nelson and Greg Ripoff.

When it comes to garage punk in the year 2018, The Control Freaks are showing everyone how it's done. Double Dose of Hate is their fourth single - and in my opinion their best yet. I say this because of the impossible time I'm having trying to determine which of these two tracks is "the hit". One song can be played at max volume while you curse the name of significant others past and present. The other will feed your abhorrence for just about everyone else. Arguments over which track is superior could very well lead to drunken fist fights and ruined friendships. Do we really want that? So let's just call it a tie and agree that a double dose of hate is exactly what this world needs. FACEBOOK.


In 1967 we had the summer of love, fast track a decade and in 1977 we had the summer of hate thanks to the growing dissolution with anything that, well Er, needed to be hated. 'Double Dose of Hate' has plenty of the original punk vibes, reminding me in part of Scotland's deliciously punk The Rezillos, it's catchy, energised and as a contradiction - fun.

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Fauvely - Savannah.

Background - Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu, who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraints of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release. 

The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Over complicate This (Midwest Action, 2017), speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.

Fauvely’s forthcoming LP, Tides, transports listeners to the salty coast of Sophie’s hometown, Savannah, GA. Louder and bolder than her EP, these intensely brooding songs are the result of a new confidence possessed by Sophie, and the desire to come to terms with haunting memories in a place revered for its beauty. 


Fauvely has cultivated a strong presence in Chicago, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists Stella Donnelly, Gemma Ray, Ryley Walker, and Ultimate Painting. WEBSITE.

Live - October 11 -  Schubas ( supporting Laura Veirs) Chicago, IL.


'Savannah' quietly opens with soothing vocals and a gentle musical backdrop. The layers gradually build, bringing more melodic hooks and a lush landscape of rich and pleasing dream pop.

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Jason Ewald - Looking Everywhere.

Background - A retro-modern reflection on the isolation and adversities of city life, Jason Ewald’s new single “Looking Everywhere” is a soulful homage to the pop songwriting of the ’60s and ’70s. 

The song’s rich arrangement belies its humble beginning, conceived on a friend’s upright piano at her Brooklyn apartment. It started as two-chord vamp, a simple bass line, and Ewald improvising whatever lyrics came to mind. After sitting idle for two years, the idea was rescued from a digital recorder, and construction began in earnest. Throughout the writing process, the song stayed true to the sounds he and the band grew up with and love. Horn arrangements and rich harmonies provide a canvas for a soulful, reflective—and palpably melancholy vocal performance.

Ewald recalled, “It wasn’t until after recording it that I realized how lonely I was at the time. It seemed my subconscious was at work right under my nose. Such is existing in New York. What you love about it—what fulfills and nourishes you—is exactly what grinds you down and tests your resolve. Living in a city of millions, yet alone. Navigating periods of doubt, but always emerging victorious.”

“Looking Everywhere” is available everywhere now, including Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music. Ewald is active in the NYC music scene through a number of projects, and continuing to record and release new music under his own name, as well as the duo Jase & Stace. WEBSITE.


Cool, smooth and timeless 'Looking Everywhere' is a fabulously soulful song that takes us back decades whilst having all the quality modern musical production offers. The arrangement is pristine, the natural soul vibes are everywhere, for me this is late night city music to devour.

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          Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles Will Host the Met Gala 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Just in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute has revealed everything you want to know about next year's Met Gala.

Per usual, the event will center on its headlining art exhibition and include the fashion party of the year. It will be a larger-than-life display of fashion and celebrity. And, although you may not receive a golden ticket to join the likes of Hollywood stars, the red carpet acts as a museum display of sorts. Like other years, Anna Wintour will pair fashion powerhouses with celebrities and models with the expectation that the designers will stun with theme-inspired garments. Here, bigger and bolder is better.

This year, the exhibit (which doubles as theme of the party) is "Camp: Notes on Fashion," set to open on May 9, 2019. It is inspired by the essay, Camp, which was published in 1964 by Susan Sontag. In the essay, she describes camp as a genre of fashion that demonstrates "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration ... style at the expense of content ... the triumph of the epicene style"—a style that the leading curator Andrew Bolton says has "cultural resonance" today. 

The Best Met Gala Looks Ever

Gucci's Creative Director Alessandro Michele agrees, stating that Sontag's essay "perfectly expresses what camp truly means to me: the unique ability of combining high art and pop culture." Alessandro will play a role here, as the brand will be the leading sponsor of the event.

To bring the theme to life, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles will host the event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, alongside Anna Wintour on May 6, 2019. Based on the previous looks of the stars on the Met Gala red carpet, this night will be one to remember.

Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles Will Host the Met Gala 2019 originally appeared on Eonline.com
          Top Chef Contestant Fatima Ali's Cancer Has Returned: "I Have a Year to Live"      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid a fatal cancer battle, former Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali is looking to relish the final months of her life. 

A year ago, the New York City chef was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer in the bone. Despite doctors declaring her cancer-free in February, 29-year-old Ali revealed in a newly penned essay for Bon Appétit's Healthyish that the cancer has return and it is terminal. 

"The cancer cells my doctors believed had vanished are back with a vengeance in my left hip and femur bone," she wrote. "My oncologist has told me that I have a year to live, with or without the new chemotherapy regimen. I was looking forward to being 30, flirty, and thriving. Guess I have to step it up on the flirting. I have no time to lose."

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With a distinct and powerful voice, she went on to explain how she intends to spend her remaining months. "I am desperate to overload my senses in the coming months, making reservations at the world's best restaurants, reaching out to past lovers and friends, and smothering my family, giving them the time that I so selfishly guarded before," she explained. 

With a To Do list that involves dining at booked restaurants and trying to make amends with a list of people, Ali described feeing an "odd sense of relief" because, as she put it, "I can finally live for myself, even if it's just for a few more precious months."

She poignantly pointed out, "When we think we have all the time in the world to live, we forget to indulge in the experiences of living. When that choice is yanked away from us, that's when we scramble to feel."

As she heartbreakingly concluded, "I was always deathly afraid of being average in any way, and now I desperately wish to have a simple, uneventful life."

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

Top Chef Contestant Fatima Ali's Cancer Has Returned: "I Have a Year to Live" originally appeared on Eonline.com
          Ed Goldman: We may be wired to be anything-but-wired      Cache   Translate Page      
My all-time favorite new study suggests that humans, with whom I identify on most days, may have a lazy gene. “To me these findings would seem to indicate that our brains are innately attracted to being sedentary,” Dr. Matthieu Boisgontier told Gretchen Reynolds who writes the “Well” column for the New York Times’s weekly science section. In the recent story, Boisgontier is identified as a “postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.” Just as an aside,…

          Börse New York: IWF-Konjunkturprognosen machen Anleger an der Wall Street nervös      Cache   Translate Page      
Der Wachstumsbericht des IWF sowie die Spekulationen auf schneller anziehende US-Zinsen belasten die Wall Street. Aktien von Papa John's steigen dank Übernahmespekulationen.
          Retired Police Officer Is Attacked and Wife, 71, Is Sexually Assaulted in Brooklyn Home Invasion - New York Times      Cache   Translate Page      

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A 71-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and her husband, a retired police lieutenant, was attacked with a blade during a brutal home invasion in Brooklyn on Monday, the police said. The intruders remained at large Monday evening and their motive was ...
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Woman sexually assaulted during Brooklyn gunpoint robbery; retired cop husband slashed in the face: sourcesWPIX 11 New York
Retired NYPD Cop Attacked in Brooklyn Home Burglary, 71-Year-Old Wife Tied Up, Sexually Assaulted: PoliceNBC New York
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Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 (A Gallery)
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Brooklyn Comes Alive returned to New York in September and took over three venues in the borough—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade—with a full afternoon, evening and night of supergroups, one-off collaborations, tributes and ...


          Girl, 11, and brother 13, found safe after leaving Brooklyn home to search for runaway sister: NYPD - WPIX 11 New York      Cache   Translate Page      

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Girl, 11, and brother 13, found safe after leaving Brooklyn home to search for runaway sister: NYPD
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BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Two siblings have been found safe after they left their Brooklyn home Monday to look for their older sister who ran away, the NYPD said. Nataly Carangvi, 11 and Jeremy Carangvi, 13, were last seen at their Bushwick home, located ...


          Yankees vs. Red Sox: Sam Adams and Brooklyn Brewery made a beer bet and here's what's at stake - CBSSports.com      Cache   Translate Page      

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Yankees vs. Red Sox: Sam Adams and Brooklyn Brewery made a beer bet and here's what's at stake
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With the Boston Red Sox up 2-1 in the ALDS, the Brooklyn Brewery will be watching Tuesday's Game 4 with a lot of apprehension. Keeping up with the 2018 theme of beer bets between opposing cities, the brewery has stakes riding on this series due to a ...
Sam Adams and Brooklyn Brewery made a savage playoff betBoston.com
Sam Adams, Brooklyn Brewery place wager on Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees seriesMassLive.com

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          Young mother shot and killed in Brooklyn; police charge her ex-boyfriend - WPIX 11 New York      Cache   Translate Page      

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Young mother shot and killed in Brooklyn; police charge her ex-boyfriend
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BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A young mother is dead and police on Monday said they arrested the father of her children in connection to the shooting. Sade Sanchez, 24, was walking with her mom and boyfriend on Menahan Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the ...
Young Brooklyn Mom Shot Dead In The Street; Ex-Boyfriend In CustodyCBS New York
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Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Ex in Front of Mom: NYPDNBC New York
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          Blomstrende syrener, af Martha Hall Kelly      Cache   Translate Page      
 
Blomstrende syrener, af Martha Hall Kelly, udgivet i 2018 af forlaget Hr. Ferdinand, 5/6 stjerner (anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Hr. Ferdinand / Politikens Forlag)

Blomstrende Syrener er fortællingen om en række kvindeskæbner i tiden under og efter Anden Verdenskrig. Caroline Ferriday, en tidligere skuespillerinde på Broadway, arbejder i 1939 frivilligt på det franske konsulat i New York, hvor hun hjælper nødstedte franskmænd og børn, da hun møder den flotte Paul og forelsker sig. Den 16-årige Kasia Kuzmericks liv ændres markant, da Polen bliver besat af Tyskland, forelskelsen i Pietrik får hende snart involveret i den polske modstandsbevægelse, men det vil vise sig at få uhyggelige konsekvenser for den unge pige og hendes familie. Herta Oberheuser læser medicin i Düsseldorf, men i det nazistiske Tyskland er det svært at være kvindelig læge, også selvom både en selv og ens familie er nazister. Da Herta ser, at de annoncerer efter læger til genopdragelseslejeren Ravensbrück tager hun afsted. Snart krydser de tre kvinders skæbner hinanden - på godt og ondt.

Martha Hall Kellys roman er baseret på virkelige begivenheder før, under og efter Anden Verdenskrig. I Blomstrende Syrener følger læseren på skift Caroline, Kasia og Herta, hvilket giver et nuanceret indblik i, hvad man vel kan kalde, begge sider af historien. Både Caroline Ferriday og Herta Oberheuser er virkelige personer, mens Kasia og hendes søster Zuzanna er baseret på nogle af de kvinder, der endte i Ravensbrück. Romanen er baseret på dybdegående research, og det skinner helt klart igennem.

Blomstrende Syrener er en barsk historie om, hvad der skete i de såkaldte genopdragelseslejre i bl.a. det nazistiske Tyskland. Ravensbrück var en lejr udelukkende for kvinder, hvor lægerne i lejren ikke kun stod for udryddelse af de "indsatte" men også eksperimenterede på dem - det er uhyggelig læsning, for Martha Hall Kelly lægger bestemt ikke fingrene imellem, og man skal altså ikke lade sig narre af bogens smukke ydre! Til tider havde jeg mest lyst til at tage en pause fra de grufulde scener.

MEN - Det er svært at lægge denne bog fra sig, når man først er begyndt. Da man skifter synsvinkel for hvert kapitel, sluttes der ofte med en cliffhanger, så man er tvunget til at læse videre (og jeg skal da indrømme, at jeg et par gange lige måtte bladre lidt frem for lige at se, hvad der var på færde - det er ellers noget, jeg aldrig gør!). De skiftende synsvinkler giver samtidig nogle gevaldige sceneskift fra hverdagen i den uhyggelige lejr til high society fester i Carolines New York. Sceneskiftene er dog mesterligt udført, og hver fortæller har sin egen stemme.
 
Blomstrende Syrener er en spændende og rørende læseoplevelse, og den tager læseren helt tæt på de grusomheder, der skete under Anden Verdenskrig. Romanen formår at holde fokus på kvindernes historie, og mænd er kun med som bifigurer, hvilket egentlig er meget interessant i en krigsfortælling. Det er tre stærke kvinder, som man her møder, og det er svært ikke at blive stærkt involveret i deres historie. Martha Hall Kelly har i hvert fald givet mig lyst til at læse meget mere om Caroline Ferriday og Ravensbrück.

          The Disappearance Of Saudi Journalist And Dissident Jamal Khashoggi      Cache   Translate Page      
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Robin Wright of The New Yorker about the disappearance, and suspected murder, of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
          Police have identified all the victims of the New York limo crash      Cache   Translate Page      
SCHOHARIE, NY — The New York State Police have identified everyone in the limo crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the wreck. They say the limousine had failed a recent inspection, and the driver — Scott T. Lisinicchia, 53, of Lake George, New York — did not have the proper driver’s license. Seventeen of the victims were friends celebrating a birthday. The close-knit group included newlyweds, artists, athletes and […]
          ROUNDUP/Aktien New York Schluss: Zinsgespenst spukt weiter      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Die Furcht vor weiter steigenden Zinsen in den USA hat die Anleger an der Wall Street am Dienstag abermals zurückgehalten. Nach seinem knappen Plus zu Wochenbeginn gab der Leitindex Dow Jones Industrial um 0,21 Prozent nach auf 26 430,57 Punkte. Für den marktbreiten S&P 500 ging es um 0,14 Prozent nach...
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NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Die Furcht vor weiter steigenden Zinsen in den USA hat die Anleger an der Wall Street am Dienstag abermals zurückgehalten. Nach seinem knappen Plus zu Wochenbeginn gab der Leitindex Dow Jones Industrial um 0,21 Prozent nach auf 26 430,57 Punkte. Für den marktbreiten S&P 500 ging es um 0,14 Prozent nach...
          MÄRKTE USA/Richtungsarmes Geschäft - Warnung drückt Materials-Sektor      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Wenig entschlussfreudig haben sich die Anleger an der Wall Street am Dienstag gezeigt. Die Leitindizes schwankten zwischen kleinen Gewinnen und Verlusten. Im Gegensatz dazu gab es bei den Sektoren größere Bewegungen. So stiegen Energiewerte mit dem hohen Ölpreis um 1 Prozent. Dagegen gab der...
          US-Anleihen mit Kursgewinnen      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Nach einer feiertagsbedingten Handelspause zum Wochenbeginn und einem impulslosen Auftakt an diesem Dienstag haben US-Staasanleihen zuletzt überwiegend Kursgewinne erzielt. Zweijährige Anleihen verharrten auf 99 24/32 Punkten. Sie rentierten mit 2,885 Prozent. Fünfjährige Papiere rückten um 2/32 Punkte...
          Devisen: Eurokurs macht Verluste wett      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - Der Euro hat am Dienstag im US-Handel seine Verluste aus dem frühen europäischen Nachmittagsgeschäft wettgemacht. Der Kurs der Gemeinschaftswährung, der zeitweise wegen der Sorgen um die italienische Finanzpolitik bis auf 1,1432 US-Dollar gefallen war, stieg im New Yorker Handel wieder über 1,15 Dollar...
          Google geht gegen Android-Milliardenstrafe in Europa vor      Cache   Translate Page      
Von Sam Schechner NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Google geht gegen die Strafe der Europäischen Kommission im Volumen von 4,34 Milliarden Euro im Android-Verfahren vor. Der Konzern hat eigenen Angaben zufolge wie angekündigt Berufung gegen das Urteil der Kommission eingelegt, wonach Google Herstellern von Android-Geräten rechtswidrige...
          De Blasio signs bill allowing third nonbinary gender on NYC birth certificates       Cache   Translate Page      
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Tuesday signed a bill that allows for a third gender category to be added to city-issued birth certificates.The nonbinary category, known as "X", can...
          New Yorks største flyplass skal bygges ut for 108 milliarder      Cache   Translate Page      
Får to splitter nye internasjonale terminaler – og gratis Wi-Fi.
          watzan Granted US Patent for Heat Mapping Curation Technology - Business Wire (press release)      Cache   Translate Page      

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watzan Granted US Patent for Heat Mapping Curation Technology
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--watzan, LLC, a content curation technology company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted it patent number 10,083,463 titled “Automating Visual Literacy to Present Data in a Visually ...

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          Estudio en venta con 60 m2, en Sitges      Cache   Translate Page      
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Estudio, con 60 m2, Para reformar, 1 baños.Fantástico piso en venta tipo loft para reformar. Cerca de una de las mejores playas urbanas del mundo según el New York Times: La playa de San Sebastián. Gracias a esta localización, podremos aprovechar...
1 baño 60 m² 2.950 EUR/m² a reformar piscina
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          Borderlands® 2 VR landet auf PlayStation®VR mitten im Gesicht!      Cache   Translate Page      
Borderlands® 2 VR landet auf PlayStation®VR mitten im Gesicht! New York, München – 9. Oktober 2018 – 2K und Gearbox Software haben heute Borderlands® 2 VR angekündigt, mit dem die umjubelte und das Genre definierende Shooter-Looter-Reihe zum ersten Mal die virtuelle Realität erobert, erhältlich ab 14. Dezember 2018 auf

          Nis fluturimi më i gjatë në botë, nga Singapori në New York për 19 orë      Cache   Translate Page      

Duke nisur nga 11 tetori, Singapore Airlines do të bëjë një fluturim që do të jetë më i gjati në

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          Help Wanted - Ray Paola Beauty Salon - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Now hiring at 4457 Broadway, New...
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          Manager of Design Initiatives - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Collaborate with TEP's internal stakeholders to identify project objectives, review options and develop strategies to meet the aesthetic, functional, and... $55,000 - $75,000 a year
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          Social Worker (Bilingual) - Middle School - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
TEP Social Workers serve as the primary coordinators of mental health services for TEP students and families, design and implement programs that promote social... $80,000 a year
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          Physical Education Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
The assessments may be standardized national, state, or city assessments or your own self-created assessments. The assessment data must also be accompanied by a...
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          Recess Coach (Student Relations & Teacher Support) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Join the team of a successful and expanding school that has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 Minutes for its radical... $15 an hour
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          Music Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Social Studies Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Math Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Special Education Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          English Language Arts Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Clinical Social Worker (Bilingual) – Elementary School - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
TEP Social Workers serve as the primary coordinators of mental health services for TEP students and families, design and implement programs that promote social... $80,000 a year
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          Bus Monitor - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Coordinates seating of kindergarten students as required by State Transportation Guidelines. Successful completion of NYSED and NYCDOE mandated certification....
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          Custodian/Facilities Maintenance - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Perform minor repair work including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, painting, and carpentry. Perform special projects during school breaks that may... $17 an hour
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          Security Ambassador - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Completion of a security guard training course approved by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice or equivalent.... $20 an hour
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          MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT MANAGER - Dollar Tree - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Assist the Store Manager in protecting and securing all company assets, including store cash. Process all SSC Corporate directives including Pull and Hold...
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          OPERATIONS ASSISTANT MANAGER - Dollar Tree - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Assist the Store Manager in protecting and securing all company assets, including store cash. Assist in the management of cashiering activities to ensure all...
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          SALES FLOOR ASSOCIATE - Dollar Tree - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Handle all sales transactions while operating assigned cash register. General math skills to allow for cash accounting....
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          Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has disappeared. Will the U.S. take a stand?      Cache   Translate Page      
Jamal Khashoggi, a singular voice willing to criticize Saudi leaders, has disappeared in Istanbul at the Saudi consulate. The Washington Post columnist and prominent former editor has previously spoken out about some of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's actions, including the silencing of dissenters. Nick Schifrin talks with Fred Hiatt of the Washington Post and Robin Wright from the New Yorker.
          Louça suja ajuda a descobrir como se alimentavam nossos antepassados      Cache   Translate Page      
O início das escavações na Turquia (Foto: Wikicommons)

 

A arqueóloga Eva Rosenstock, que trabalha observando antigos artefatos em locais antigamente ocupados pela sociedade, voltou grande parte de seu trabalho para Çatalhöyük, uma famosa cidade neolítica em Anatolia, na Turquia. Rosenstock foi uma das principais investigadoras da área, que teve o fim de sua civilização em um período próximo de 5700 a A.C.

Observando dezenas de quilos de cerâmicas utilizadas para os mais diversos fins, ela descobriu um depósito calcificado que, com algum material acumulado dentro das próprias cerâmicas, levantou a hipótese de conservar algo para além dos efeitos da passagem do tempo.

Foi quando ela conheceu o trabalho de Jessica Hendy, arqueóloga da University of New York, que envolve extrair proteínas de cálculos dentários em dentes fossilizados para analisar as moléculas ali contidas e aprender sobre as dietas de nossos antepassados. Ambas, então, mergulharam na análise das cerâmicas.

O resultado deste trabalho foi publicado em um estudo no periódico Nature Communications, revelando o quão efetivas podem ser louças sujas na ajuda para entender o passado.

“Esta é a mais antiga análise bem sucedida de proteínas para estudar alimentação em cerâmicas que já ouvi falar”, conta Hendy. “O que é particularmente significante são os níveis de detalhe que pudemos enxergar de práticas culinárias nesta comunidade”, completa.

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Os cacos de cerâmica exibiram proteínas de inúmeras plantas – cevada, trigo e ervilha – assim como o sangue e leite de diversas espécies de animais, incluindo vacas, ovelhas e cabras. Mais interessante ainda para os pesquisadores foi a precisão com que puderam identificar tais proteínas, incluindo a assinatura de endosperma, a parte comível das plantas. 

O leite observado ofereceu ainda mais conclusões, já que pesquisadores puderam distinguir soro de outras partes do líquido – indicando que a comunidade transformava o alimento em outra coisa, como queijo ou iogurte.

Hendy e Rosenstock não são as primeiras a usar proteínas como janelas de observação de nossos antepassados: em 2008, pesquisadores buscaram por proteínas aprisionadas em potes de barro que pertenciam aos Inupiat do Alaska em 1200 A.C. 


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          Yankees on brink of elimination after Game 3 loss to Boston      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK —Entering tonight’s game, the Yankees were riding high off the momentum of a critical Game 2 win and were ready to play at Yankee Stadium, where the team has been dominant in the last two postseasons. Tonight, however, was a different story. Facing a Red Sox team that was yearning for redemption, the […]

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10 Must-Visit Open Access Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend Sites for 2018
The 2018 Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend is this weekend, October 12-14. Over 140 open-access sites that can be visited without reservations.
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          Pedro: Umpire Angel Hernandez Is "Horrible ... As Bad As There Is". The World Agrees.      Cache   Translate Page      
Pedro Martinez said umpire Angel Hernandez is "as bad as there is" during TBS's post-game show after the Red Sox crushed the Yankees 16-1 in ALDS Game 3.
"Angel was horrible. Don't get me going on Angel now. Major League Baseball needs to do something about Angel. It doesn't matter how many times he sues Major League Baseball. He's as bad as there is."
Hernandez is in the process of suing MLB for racial discrimination  (he filed in July 2017) and you have to wonder if Hernandez has received undeserved postseason assignments because MLB is scared that not rewarding Hernandez's incompetence might help his lawsuit.

Peter Gammons tweeted: "Thankfully Angel Hernandez wasn't in on Brown v. Board of Education. It would have been overturned."

(In 2013, Gammons believed Hernandez blew a call on purpose in 2013 to protest the implementation of instant replay.)

Three former players agreed on how horrible Hernandez was last night.

Paul Lo Duca: "How Angel Hernandez is still umpiring let alone the playoffs is unreal to me. He is [by] far the worst umpire in the league. Every year."

Chipper Jones, in addition to replying to Lo Duca's tweet, retweeted it with this comment: "Can I retweet this 100 times so it gets the point across!!!"

Lou Merloni: "MLB has instant replay because of Angel Hernandez."

Former Mets GM Steve Phillips, before last night's game: "What are the odds there will be a controversial call at first base in the #RedSox #Yankees game tonight with Angel Hernandez as the first base umpire?"

Phillips had fun during the game, too.
"Oh wait. Did Angel Hernandez get that call wrong? #ToldYouSo"

"Hahahahah. Hahahahah. Angel Hernandez going for the trifecta. One overturned call in Game 2. Two tonight. Stay hot! He has more overturned calls tonight than the #Yankees have hits."

"Come on man! Now I feel badly for Angel Hernandez. He is going to have cauliflower ear from the headset. #Yankees #RedSox #ThankGodForReplay."

"What time is tomorrow night's game? Will someone please let CC know? #Yankees"
Atlanta pitcher Brandon McCarthy: "Yanks can score 10 more and win in an all time come back and this will still forever be the "Angel Hernandez game" for me."

Yahoo's Jeff Passan: "Angel Hernandez is suing MLB for discrimination. MLB should be countersuing for malpractice."

Mike Vaccaro, New York Post: "Angel Hernandez will call balls and strikes tomorrow night. Surely that will be uneventful."

Britni de la Cretaz: "can we talk about how there are no female umpires deemed good enough to work at the MLB level, but Angel Hernandez has had like five calls challenged in the first four innings of this playoff game?"

Cespedes Family BBQ: "To be fair, Angel Hernandez is 1-4 tonight, better than most of the Yankees"

St. Louis radio personality Dan Buffa: "Angel Hernandez gives hope to all the people in the world who suck at their job yet manage to not be fired."

Former Yankees catcher and YES analyst John Flaherty:
I think back to the replay of the Luke Voit play at first base, that Angel Hernandez actually got right. And when he came back, next to Voit, he made a little comment to him and smiled a little bit, almost like, you know, "I got one right." It's not that funny, Angel. These are playoff games. These are big deals. And replay bails him out - the play eventually is going to be right. But you got to be thinking at first base, maybe take a little more pride in what you're doing.
Every baseball fan knows (as does MLB) that Hernandez has been shitty for a long, long, long time.

Ian Kinlser, in 2017:
He needs to find another job, he really does. I'm just saying it's pretty obvious that he needs to stop ruining baseball games. ... [L]eave the game. No one wants you behind the plate anymore. No one in this game wants you behind the plate any more, none of the players. ... [Kinsler had been ejected by Hernandez] I didn't even cuss at him. I said, "You need to re-evaluate your life, man. Just go home right now. Get out of the game. Just leave the game alone. Please." ... He just needs to go away.
Giants announcer Duane Kuiper, in 2014:
Angel Hernandez is not a good umpire and, in my opinion, he does not belong in the big leagues. And I think Major League Baseball knows this, they just don't know how to get rid of him.
Chipper Jones, 2013: "Didn't take Angel long to screw up the strike zone, did it???"

Chipper Jones, 2013: "His incompetence amazes me and I'm tired of MLB doing squat about it!"

Listen to White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson react to a blown call by Hernandez in 2013.

April 2014: "Angel Hernandez Was Hit By A Line Drive And Fans Cheered (Video)"

Last Night: Angel Hernandez did not speak to reporters.

MLB issued a statement: "There were several very close calls at first base tonight, and we are glad that instant replay allowed the umpiring crew to achieve the proper result on all of them."

Video: Angel Hernandez Doing Angel Hernandez Things


          World War I My Home in the Field of Honour by France Wilson Huard, Illustrated by Charles Huard, First World War Memoir Vintage History Book by ProfessorBooknoodle      Cache   Translate Page      

24.00 USD

This Book is "My Home in the field of Honour" by Frances Wilson Huard, who was an American woman who married a Frenchman, Charles Huard. The two of them maintained a lovely country home about an hour from Paris near the Marne river. Huard is now a collected artist; at the time of the First World War he was commissioned by the French government to draw and paint military scenes to illustrate the part French troops played in the war. To do that he had been called to the front. His wife was left behind in their home, which she soon had to abandon, fleeing across the French countryside and through towns, as the German army used the house as a regional headquarters. It was a frightening time, but Mrs. Huard survived and this book is the story of her adventures and struggle, as recounted in her own words. the book is illustrated with 12 handsome pencil drawings by her husband (Including Frontispiece). the end-papers are also illustrated by Huard. The book was published in New York in 1916 by George H. Doran. This is the First Edition.

The plate illustrations are presented on calendered paper which are free of marking or writing on the reverse side, were done with a deft, light touch, and many of them seem almost dream-like, or as if viewed through a haze of smoke or mist.

TITLE : My Home in the field of Honour
AUTHOR : Frances Wilson Huard
ILLUSTRATOR : Charles Huard (1874 - 1965)
IMPRINT : George H. Doran Co.
PLACE : New York
DATE : (1916)
EDITION : First Edition (Publisher's monogram on title page)

Illustrated trade hardcover; contains 12 plate illustrations; 302 pages; green cloth-covered board with gilt lettering on spine and pictorial title paper laid on front board; pictorial end-papers.

CONDITION ... This is a previously owned book which remains clean and attractive, with the following imperections and particulars noted:

EXTERIOR — Spine extremities are compressed and display a bit of fraying; spine lettering is somewhat dulled; board corner tip softly bumped; boards are clean with good color. Paper paste-down is clean and attractive.
BINDING — The book has obviously been read and thus not as tight as when issued, but no leaves are detached tor loose/ Slight splay to boards.
INTERIOR — Front end-paper paste-down is wrinkled; a bookshop placed a small embossment on the front flyleaf (Lindmann's Bookshop, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.). The paper is slightly toned throughout, but clean and unmarked. A few of the leaves are slightly nicked or chipped along the edges (nothing egregious. There is a production-produced crease at the rear of the book, extending from the rear paste-down inward for just a few pages (again - this is not egregious). No writing, no marking. No signatures.


          Gray Squirrel 1946 Encyclopedia Britannica Picture Story, True Nature Series Book Photographic Stills from a Movie Vintage Children's Book by ProfessorBooknoodle      Cache   Translate Page      

18.00 USD

In 1946 Encyclopedia Britannica Films made a short movie titled "Gray Squirrel". In the same year Encyclopedia Britannica Press issued a book that contains black and white photographic stills from the film. This is that book. There are short captions for each picture written by the editors of Britannica Junior. There are 37 lovely monochrome photo-stills from the movie. The short textual captions pull the brief story into focus. A mother squirrel protects and raises her children. Brother Gray Squirrel learns how to make his way in the wild world.

SERIES : True Nature Series (No. 2)
TITLE : Gray Squirrel
ILLUSTRATIONS : Black and White stills from the film "Gray Squirrel" produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films)
CAPTIONS : Text by the Editors of Britannica Junior
IMPRINT : Encyclopedia Britannica Press
PLACE : Chicago & New York
DATE : 1946
EDITION : Not stated. Likely First Edition.
STATUS : Out of Print — OP

Children's book in horizontal, paperback format; contains 37 black-and-white photographic stills from a film; 38 unpaginated pages (count includes title page); 10 1/4" x 7 5/8", color, photo-pictorial wraps, stapled (paper covers).

CONDITION : Clean and presentable, with the following noted:

EXTERIOR — Modest edge wear is mainly nicking and bumps to corner tips, with attendant creasing; very light surface rub; spine is chipped and rubbed
BINDING — Solid enough ... Staples exhibit light rust and should be considered as fragile, but the whole remains pretty secure and nothing is loose.
INTERIOR — Clean and presentable.


          Marianne Moore The Cage and the Animal by Donald Hall, Literary Criticism Vintage American Poetry Book Issued by Pegasus 1970 by ProfessorBooknoodle      Cache   Translate Page      

18.00 USD

"Marianne Moore - The Cage and the Animal" by Donald Hall, a distinguished poet in his own right, presents a brilliant critical assessment of one of America's greatest modern poets. The book was published by Pegasus in their Pegasus American Authors Series in 1970.

On the rear panel of the dust-jacket is a statement by Mr. Hall about Marianne Moore :

"At a time when writers were casting about uncertainly for a distinctively new mode of expression, Miss Moore, by virtue of her independent spirit, was pointing the way. For those who could understand what she had accomplished, the effect of her poetry was devastating. Williams declared that for Miss Moore destruction and creation were simultaneous. It was this combination that awed him. Not only did Miss Moore know what to discard, she knew, with a certainty what was unique, what to put in its place. The poetic line had, indeed, been recovered from stodginess. The English language had been given an acid bath si that each word shone fresh and new. This was poetry without 'poetic diction, shorn of clichés, with a thoughtful disregard for the usual requirements of rhyme and meter. Here was something new, a genuinely new thing. And it was coming from a reticent small woman who simply wrote as she liked."

SERIES : Pegasus American Authors
TITLE : Marianne Moore - The Cage and the Animal
AUTHOR : Donald Hall
IMPRINT : Pegasus
PLACE : New York
DATE : (1970)
EDITION : First Edition

Trade Hardcover; contains a frontispiece photo-portrait of Marianne Moore; contains an Introduction, a Bibliography, notes, and an index; 199 pages; 5 1/4" x 7 7/8", blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine; photo-pictorial dust-jacket has a photo of Moore on the fron and a photo of Donal Hall on the back.

CONDITION ... A previously owned book which remains clean and attractive, with the following noted ...
EXTERIOR — Slight compression to spine extremities, else bright and clean with negligible signs of handling
BINDING — Solid
INTERIOR — Clean and presentable throughout with no marking, no marginalia, no writing, no signatures.
DUST-JACKET — Modest wear includes minute edge nicking, mild surface rub. the front flap is price-clipped.


          Shadow of the Rope by E. W. Hornung - Early Murder Mystery about a Woman Accused of Murder, Vintage Book 1908 by ProfessorBooknoodle      Cache   Translate Page      

18.00 USD

English author Ernest William Hornung is mostly remembered as the creator of the exciting detective series featuring the wily Raffles, a gentleman thief; but Hornung was a prolific author, whose works were admired by the likes of Rudyard Kipling and Arthur Conan Doyle. In fact, Hornung married Doyle's sister, Constance.

Hornung was known for writing strong female characters into his books, and the stories, if not exactly feminist, at least portrayed women on a more equal basis than many others written during that era. In "The Shadow of the Rope", as young wife is accused of the murder of her husband.

The book has three illustrations by artist Harvey T. Dunn

This handsome hardcover is the Charles Scribner's Sons 1908 reprint.

TITLE : The Shadow of the Rope
AUTHOR : E. W. Hornung (Ernest William Hornung , 1866 - 1921)
ILLUSTRATOR : Harvey T. Dunn
IMPRINT : Charles Scribner's Sons
PLACE : New York
DATE : 1908
EDITION : Reprint

Trade hardcover; contains three monochrome plate illustrations, including frontispiece;
377 pages; approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2', cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and embellishment. The cloth is a finely ribbed maroon; top edge gilt.

CONDITION ... This is a previously owned book with moderate wear that remains clean and serviceable, with the following attributes and imperfections and noted:

EXTERIOR — Spine extremities are compressed and slightly frayed; gilt title and embellishment are bright. Board surfaces are mildly rubbed; ; top edge gilt is mildly rubbed, but still fairly bright.
BINDING — Solid. No leaves are detached or loose.
INTERIOR — For the most part the interior is clean and unmarked.


          William Stanley Jevons, Elementary Lessons in Logic, Deductive & Inductive, Edition of 1884 Boole, J. S. Mill and Others Antique Text Book by ProfessorBooknoodle      Cache   Translate Page      

32.00 USD

William Stanley Jevons ( 1835 - 1882) was an important English economist and logician whose work in political economy and the theory of value were highly influential. Whilst studying the crisis of the British coal industry he formulated what is now known as the Jevons Paradox. Jevons's work on the theory of induction has been influential on the work of Karl Popper. In 1869 Jevons invented and built the Logic Piano, which was a type of mechanical computer.

( Thanks to Wikipedia for much of this information )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stanley_Jevons

In "Elementary Lessons in Logic" Jevons introduces the reader to the established wisdom of logistic thought in his time, giving especial attention to the works of Professor Boole and J. S. Mill.

This is the "New Edition" of "Elementary Lessons in Logic, Deductive and Inductive" by W. Stanley Jevons published in 1884 by Macmillan and Company.

In his Preface to the book, Jevons stated:

"In preparing these Lessons I have attempted to show that Logic, even in its traditional form, can be made a highly useful subject of study, and a powerful means of mental exercise. With this view I have avoided the use of superfluous technical terms, and have abstained from entering into questions of a purely speculative or metaphysical character. For the puerile illustrations too often found in works on Logic I have generally substituted examples drawn from the distinct objects and ideas treated in the natural and experimental sciences; and in this and other respects have aimed at rendering these Lessons a suitable companion to a series of science schoolbooks.

"Except in a few places, where special notice is given, I have abstained from putting forward any views not commonly accepted by teachers of logic; and I have throughout devoted more attention to describing clearly and simply the doctrines in which logicians generally agree, than discussing the points in which there is a difference of opinion. The recent logical discoveries of Sir W. Hamilton, Archbishop Thomson, Prof. de Morgans, and especially the Late Prof. Boole, cannot be fully adopted in an elementary work, but I have attempted to give a clear notion of the results to which they inevitably lead. In the latter Lessons which treat of Induction I have generally followed Sir John Herschel, Dr. Whewell, and Mr. J. S. Mill, as the recognized authorities on the subject. These lessons in fact may be regarded as an easy introduction to some of the most important parts of Mr. Mill's treatise on Logic."


This copy of the text was originally owned by Mr. C. B. F. Pease, a student at Williams College, and later an ordained minister. Mr. Pease had obviously read the text from end to end, as he made scattered penciled marginalia throughout the text. these are small and neatly effected, and do not greatly effect the book. (See the image provided above of his dated signature. ...don't forget the zoom function provided by Etsy)

TITLE : Elementary Lessons in Logic, Deductive and Inductive
AUTHOR : William Stanley Jevons ( 1835 - 1882)
IMPRINT: Macmillan and Co.
PLACE : London and New York
DATE : 1884
EDITION : Stated "New Edition"

12mo hardcover published for the trade; Contains the author's Preface, Questions and Exercises, and an Index; [xii] + 340 pages , plus 8 pages of publisher's list.
approximately 4 1/2" x 6 5/8", terracotta colored cloth-covered boards. The spine has gilt lettering and decorative border lines; the front board has LOGIC stamped in blind - a simple line border is also stamped in blind (This border is also stamped on the rear board.)

CONDITION .... This is a previously owned book, which has seen use, but which remains clean and serviceable, with the following noted:

EXTERIOR — The spine extremities are compressed and exhibit fraying; The spine displays modest weathering and slight darkening - the gilt lettering is a bit effaced in part, but still fairly bright. the boards display moderate rub and scuffing, a touch of spotting (a small tea stain to the front). Board corner tips are bumped , with corresponding slight splitting of cloth. Text-block edges are toned, else clean.

BINDING — The book has been well read but not abused - There is a lean to the front, and the text block is slightly shaken, the hinges being cracked in a couple of spots (Binding thread exposed) and the leaves open widely. However no leaves are detached or actually loose, and the whole remains fairly solid.

INTERIOR — The book was read in its entirety and has penciled marginal marks scattered throughout. These are not egregious in effect. Indeed I am impressed that Mr. Pease was so assiduous in maintaining the rigor needed to complete the text! The paper is lightly toned, and there are scattered small smudges and spots, but nothing particularly egregious, and the demeanor of the whole is clean and serviceable.

The dated signature of the original owner, C. B. F. Pease of Williams College, 1886, is penciled on the front flyleaf. There is a minutely written code in the top fore-edge corner of the front flyleaf; opposite, in the top corner of the front paste-down is a small catalog number (No. 123)


          Bebas Bercinta dan Minum Alkohol, Wisata Seks Kontroversial Hadir Lagi      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Wisata seks yang menawarkan hubungan intim tanpa batas kembali diluncurkan oleh Good Girl Company. Wisata penuh kontroversi ini masih dirahasikan lokasinya tapi diprediksi bakal diadakan di Kolombia. 

Wisata seks bertajuk "Sex Island" atau "Pulau Seks" ini diadakan dari 14 sampai 17 Desember 2018. Setiap tamu yang mendaftar akan mendapat dua pekerja seks komersial. Lalu, peserta akan mendapat makanan, alkohol yang tidak terbatas, boleh mengonsumsi obat-oban terlarang serta berbagai kumpulan aktivitas tak senonoh yang untuk memenuhi fantasi mereka.

Melansir New York Post pada Selasa (9/10/2018), video promo wisata seks ini sudah diunggah pada September 2018. Dalam video tersebut, tampak seorang pria bertelanjang dada yang berpesta di kapal pesiar dikelilingi oleh wanita bertopeng dan bikini.

"Semua gadis di sini untuk menyenangkan Anda dan membuat Anda merasa seperti raja, jika Anda memiliki fantasi istimewa, pastikan memberitahu tuan rumah atau para gadis, dan mereka akan memastikan untuk menghidupkannya," tulis pernyataan perusahaan tersebut.

 

* Update Terkini Asian Para Games 2018 Mulai dari Jadwal Pertandingan, Perolehan Medali hingga Informasi Terbaru di Sini.

Tiket Seharga Lima Ribu Dolar

(Sumber cuplikan video Good Girls Company)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tiket wisata seks ini seharga USD5000 atau sekitar Rp76 juta. Tamu berhak mengakses vila pribadi dengan 60 pekerja seks dan pertunjukan erotis secara langsung. Tiket ini belum termasuk pesawat. Selain itu, kapasitas maksimum untuk liburan kelompok terbatas maksimal 30 tamu.

Para penyelenggara juga mengklaim bahwa pekerja seks komersial  telah diuji kesehatannya dan bebas penyakit. Lokasinya sendiri belum terungkap, namun sebuah unggahan di Instagram mereka menyertakan tagar #Caribbean dan #Colombia.

 

Saksikan juga video menarik berikut ini:

Mendapat Kecaman dari Pejabat Setempat

Ilustrasi Pekerja Seks Komersial (PSK). (iStockphoto)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Menurut NY Post, wisata seks seperti ini pernah juga terjadi tahun lalu. Saat itu, para pejabat Kolombia marah ketika ada kegiatan "Sex Island".

Walikota Sergio Londono saat itu mengatakan bahwa pihak berwenang akan melakukan segala hal untuk menghentikan acara tersebut. Pejabat juga mengancam akan mendeportasi turis yang hadir dalam acara.

"Tidak dapat diterima bahwa mereka ingin menjual kami sebagai tujuan wisata seksual. Itu bukan pariwisata yang kami hadirkan," ujar Londono di Twitter.

Mendapat kecaman dari pemerintah setempat, menurut The Mirror, pengelola memindahkan acara ke sebuah pulau pribadi di Karibia yang dirahasiakan tahun lalu. Sehingga, diam-diam wisata seks ini tetap digelar tahun lalu.


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          TheForce.net: New York Comic Con Star Wars Cosplay - Episode Three      Cache   Translate Page      
Every year New York Comic Con brings out the best in Star Wars cosplay, here's some of what we saw in New York!
          TheForce.net: We Spoke With Lucasfilm Publishing Director Michael Siglain!      Cache   Translate Page      
At New York Comic Con we caught up with the Director of Lucasfilm Publishing Michael Siglain to discuss the latest in Star Wars print!
          Halloween in the City      Cache   Translate Page      
The new challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Cityscape ... which was a perfect theme since I head to New York City bright and early in the morning for my annual outing with Lauren (be ready for tons of art...
          With the CBAC, East Meets West in Search of Adoption and Innovation      Cache   Translate Page      
CBAC

The noise that surrounds economic relations between the United States and China is amping up exponentially. You can thank the latest trade wars for that, as fresh tensions boil over between the two nations who are currently trading new tariffs on imports, with no shortage of ill will underpinning the moves.

But the Chinese government’s ire is not just outward-facing. As a country where ICOs are currently not allowed, exchanges have had their bank accounts frozen, and internet and mobile access to cryptocurrency trading information has been banned, China is taking an equally hard line on a wide range of crypto-centric activities within its own borders. All this despite a stark dichotomy, wherein over 50 percent of the worldwide mining population resided within its borders in 2017, and cryptocurrency adoption is outpacing most other countries.

While trade war bullets may be flying thick and fast between these two mega-economies, the key to a better Chinese blockchain sector just may be unlocked by deploying cooperative forces in the United States, as seen by the recent launch of a New York City office for the China Blockchain Application Center (CBAC). The CBAC NY was founded with the hope of paving the way for rapid blockchain adoption in China, in part by picking up regulatory best practices from the United States, all while fostering blockchain and crypto collaboration between the two nations.

An early-stage, non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2015, the CBAC collaborates with regulatory bodies to develop comprehensive regulations, encourage the application of blockchain technology in traditional industries, and connect Chinese practitioners with peers around the world. By helping to develop increased regulations, blockchain industry applications and international connections, members of the CBAC are hoping to elevate blockchain’s role in China’s $12 trillion economy.

Crypto Challenges in China

One of the speakers at a well-attended August launch party in NYC’s financial district was Stewie Zhu, founder and CEO of the distributed banking public blockchain Distributed Credit Chain (DCC), and a standing committee member of the CBAC. While ICO scams and other bad actors have significantly hindered progress in his home country, Zhu sees plenty of near-term potential for crypto and blockchain technology there.

“While China has prohibited the sale of new cryptocurrencies through ICOs since early last September, there is still a big appetite for the application of blockchain technology,” Zhu told Bitcoin Magazine. “In fact, a [recent] Chinese Supreme Court ruling has stated that blockchain technology can be used to authenticate evidence in legal contexts. The trading of cryptocurrencies is possible, but the government is trying to create financial stability to minimize any illegal activity. The Chinese government is eager to make considerable strides on the technology front, and while stringent, they are trying to ensure that cryptocurrency trading is done responsibly.

“There are challenges behind blockchain technology as it relates to banking,” Zhu continued, “because it requires a reconstruction of long-standing relationships in the current market, as well as time for citizens to understand the mechanisms behind using blockchain. Companies may need to make significant changes to their daily operations to incorporate blockchain, not to mention the time and resources needed for pre-application research.”

Zhu pointed out that it also takes time for private citizens to fully understand and trust cryptocurrency. Between price swings and security vulnerabilities, they may be leery of entering the market, he believes.

“Given the volatility in the crypto market and the negative news about problematic ICOs, individual customers can be cautious of tokens,” he said. “Security is also an issue. Blockchain technology is not perfect. We still need more R&D to develop ways to prevent potential threats such as the 51% attack, where an organization controlling the majority of network mining power can prevent transactions by others and allow its own coin to be spent twice (double spending). So long as these threats exist, many companies may not see blockchain as a practical tool.”

Part of a Bigger Picture

A successful push by the Chinese government to instill crypto confidence goes beyond better banking and protecting consumers, however.

“The Chinese government is trying to shift the economy from manufacturing-based to a more value-added, services-based, to move from being the factory of the world to being the service provider of the world, which is a natural economic evolution that you would expect from any country as they try to level-up,” Zennon Kapron observed in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine. Kapron is the founder of Kapronasia, a Singapore-based firm focused on providing insights into Asia's financial industry.

“China has always tried to stay ahead and it’s used technology as a way of leveraging that with things like AI, machine learning, and some of the camera/surveillance technology as a way for the country to differentiate itself. From an economic perspective, it’s a very challenging transition to make because you're trying to shift demands from import/export to domestic consumption, while you've got a banking system that's relatively new that has a lot of challenges internally. So the government wants to avoid risk to the financial system, as well as the economy as a whole, and largely a lot of the pushback that we've seen from the government on cryptocurrencies is because of that.”

While Kapron is guarded on the immediate impact of blockchain on banking within China, he sees a real near-future need for applying distributed ledger to other fields.

“If we look at health records and food provenance in China, in certain ways [blockchain] would allow China to become coordinated and move much quicker, so the government is very open to the idea of launching technology and seems to be very supportive of it. That support is coming from the idea that, first of all, there are challenges that can be solved and, second of all, if they establish a leading edge around blockchain that could be a competitive advantage for them going forward.”

For Zhu, however, the most tantalizing possibilities for blockchain, in China and elsewhere, lay firmly within the financial realm.

“Blockchain can provide a comprehensive solution to multiple problems in the current financial industry,” he stated. “First off, it provides a decentralized structure, which will break the data monopoly of big, traditional banks and allows individual customers to control their own information. Second, the information on the chain cannot be changed or tampered with, which helps to enhance data security, one of the most important aspects in credit and banking. Third, while enhancing data security, blockchain also helps improve transparency, because every action is recorded on a smart contract and is always trackable.

“In my opinion, the philosophy behind blockchain is security and sharing,” added Zhu. “This technology connects people around the world, allowing them to access reliable information in a more efficient manner.”

Zhu has applied this outlook to his twin goals of growing his company, DCC, while also improving the CBAC’s prospects. For the industry to succeed, he believes it needs to embrace the same cooperation that blockchain facilitates by design.

“Collaboration is very important for companies in the tech sector, especially in an emerging industry like blockchain,” he said. “By joining the CBAC, I’d like to create a connection between the Chinese government authorities, as well as unite projects from both geographies and accelerate development processes. We would like to help our peers and DCC connect with additional experts in the space so that we can grow together at a much faster rate.

“Any new industry, at its birth, will experience volatility before the period of stable, healthy growth. I’d like to work as an active member of the CBAC on the development of industrial regulations, so that the blockchain industry will become more organized, allowing individual companies to fully unleash their potential.”

Coming to America

With the launch of a New York City presence, the CBAC is looking to foster collaboration not just between companies but between countries. Despite the many stumbles of Wall Street and the SEC in their approaches to crypto, Zhu maintains that both entities represent a “gold standard” of regulation, and the CBAC NY is in place specifically to model their best practices.

“As many countries are exploring and experimenting regulations for the blockchain industry, the U.S. is at the forefront and is doing a good job of placing certain safeguards and protection for investors stepping into the ICO world,” he said. “For example, the SEC is taking steps to create regulatory standards with the ‘Howey Test’ which determines whether cryptocurrencies are securities and thus subject to federal securities laws. Also, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) has published a report that seeks to warn investors of the potential ‘risks associated with self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (self-directed IRAs)’ in which ICOs and cryptocurrencies are highlighted.”

Backed by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, the CBAC NY’s mission is to arrange meetings with U.S. regulators and lawyers to gain insight into how the U.S. is setting such standards. From there, the organization will work to push those standards to the top of regulatory authorities in China to help create change. Ultimately, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology develops policies for the blockchain industry.

Seizing Momentum

A range of attendees present at the CBAC NY launch, including blockchain projects, entrepreneurs, regulators, academics, investment firms and exchanges across China and the U.S., indicated the high stakes and hopes for the organization’s success.

“The promise of decentralization and the new platforms and applications currently in development is to lead towards a much more connected world that will make financial value transfer faster, easier, and cheaper,” David Namdar, co-head of trading for the crypto asset merchant bank Galaxy Digital, told Bitcoin Magazine. “As the regulatory landscape develops globally, the CBAC can be instrumental in helping China to regulate blockchain in a way that leads toward greater involvement in an improved global financial ecosystem.

“I have been spending more and more time in Asia this year as we’ve expanded Galaxy Digital to Hong Kong and Tokyo,” Namdar continues, “and have been blown away by the amount of activity and enthusiasm around cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. In China, I believe there is a lot of momentum as more and more people become educated about the space and understand the technology and it’s potential. However, it continues to be an important challenge to promote innovation around actual uses while curbing speculation.”

While classifying the record of non-profit organizations in influencing Chinese government policy as “hit or miss,” Kapronasia’s Zennon Kapron sees how an improved blockchain ecosystem could translate into major gains for the country with the world’s largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity.

“Certainly, China has become an epicenter of blockchain development,” he stated, “and China moves at China speed: [For example] we did a study a couple of years ago and we looked at cash usage in China. You think about China being a very cash-driven society. 60 percent of all retail transactions in 2010 were done with cash, and we expect that to drop in half to 30 percent by 2020. That shift, considering the population and considering the amount of money that that represents is massive. China can move very quickly on something like this, and so when we look at blockchain development in general and then regulation around blockchain, China could very well be a leader in this space as we go forward.”

“In China, the blockchain industry is growing quickly,” Zhu affirmed. “According to CoinTelegraph, in 2017, the most patent filings for blockchain technology to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came from China, so we anticipate further applications of blockchain in China in the form of innovation in technology and banking/Internet finance. As I mentioned earlier, China is already using blockchain in a legal context and this type of growth will only continue to increase.”

With its massive footprint, rich resources, deep talent and influencers like the CBAC at work, China looms as a tempting frontier for outside operators in search of the ultimate blockchain destination.

“One of our core missions is to help grow the entire industry globally through technological development, investment and sensible regulation,” says Namdar. “Groups like the CBAC play an important role in education and cross-collaboration efforts with wide-reaching global impact.”

Still, in the eyes of educated observers like Kapron, it’s too early to say definitively if China, crypto and blockchain technology are bound for a copacetic outcome.

“I think we've seen very positive output from them in terms of their opinion and the way they think it could go, but that could change rapidly if there is a risk to the financial system,” he said.

“We're at the very early days right now, and, for most investors or either funds or individuals overseas that are looking at investing in Chinese blockchain projects, it's critical to understand the ecosystem. There are potentially outsized returns in China from some of these platforms, but it still remains to be seen how successful they are and how much the government allows things to move forward.”


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Limo crash: Vehicle failed inspection; driver wasn't licensed      Cache   Translate Page      
[USA], Oct 10 (ANI): The limousine, which crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York a few days ago, was not even supposed to be on the road and the driver did not possess a license, New
          Alex Bregman has great comment about Astros not being in primetime      Cache   Translate Page      
Alex Bregman is not happy with the seeming disrespect shown towards the defending World Series champs during the ALDS. Bregman’s Houston Astros were matched up with the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, which ended on Monday thanks to Houston’s series sweep. One issue that stood out was all three games of the series beginning early; they had start times of 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET. The games all started early because they were played the same day as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, who got the primetime evening slot. We heard plenty of complaints about that before the series began. What did Bregman think about the early start times? “Does Tiger Woods tee off at 8:00 am when he’s going to win a Masters? Does Floyd Mayweather fight the first fight of the night? No, he’s the main event, right? So the ‘Stros need to be playing primetime television, 7:00 pm. We’re looking forward to playing primetime television in the ALCS,” Bregman told MLB Network’s Heidi Watney in an interview. We love the sales
          Erste FP-Ministerin durchbricht Isarel-Boykott      Cache   Translate Page      
Als erste FPÖ-Ministerin traf Karin Kneissl einen israelischen Minister-Kollegen.
Kanzler Kurz hatte in New York mit Israels Premier Benjamin Netanjahu den Boden bereitet. Jetzt hat es geklappt: Außenministerin Karin Kneissl (FPÖ) ist trotz des Boykotts der israelischen Regierung mit Bauminister Yoav Galant zusammengetroffen. Die von der FPÖ nominierte Minis­terin twitterte ein Foto der Begegnung. Die israelische Botschaft schwächte später ab: Das Treffen habe zufällig am Rande eines Kongresses stattgefunden.
          Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 7 (The New 52)      Cache   Translate Page      
The concluding volume to New York Times best-selling author Scott Lobdell’s run is here in RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 7.  Batman’s former sidekick Jason Todd, now known as the Red Hood, and his running mate Arsenal find their fellow Outlaw, Starfire, missing in action. After discovering who the villainous forces are behind her […]
          Comment on Inside the Abandoned J.N. Adams Memorial Hospital in Perrysburg, New York by Mary Jean Sellers      Cache   Translate Page      
Frank, I also was a patient there around 1948-1950. I have just begun the search for my medical records for my stay there It's funny that you mentioned remembering your "treatments". It is the "treatments" that have prompted my search.
          Comment on 12 Quirky Coffee Shop Combinations in NYC by Peter      Cache   Translate Page      
A lot of the places that you call "Quirky" look like cozy, comfy, reading rooms in upscale universities like Princeton rather than places I knew (and one of which I created) which were a little seedy around the edges and even had a bit of danger in the air about them. On Dec. 6th, 1972 (that's right, 1972) I opened a place called Sandolino located at 11 Barrow St in the Village. I lot of you were not even born yet and those of you who were are still too young to remember but those whose parents are still alive might very well remember---ask them. I was there from 72 to 84 then the last few years I moved around the corner to Jones St. During those years Sandolino became a mecca for people in show business including writers, painters, sculptors and even some people in politics like Ed Koch before and after he became Mayor. There are just too many people to mention in this short e-mail but their faces dance across my memory like characters in a circus. The place was booming, bustling , noisy, and filled with life. There aren't many of us around who remember what life was like in the seventies and eighties in New York but those of us who do---miss it.
          A Small Spark of Hope for Democracy in the Indian Ocean      Cache   Translate Page      

From the genocide of the Rohingya, to the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Nicaragua, to the surprising success of right-wing populism in Brazil, to the increasingly virulent strains of isolationist nationalism that have been taking root in eastern Europe, it’s a grim time for democracy around the world. But an unexpected source of hope has emerged from the Maldives, an island nation known for little more than its idyllic beaches and long history of authoritarian rule.

Since 2013, the reign of President Abdulla Yameen brought mass abuses of human rights to the Maldives: the jailing or exiling of opposition leaders, increased control over state institutions, withdrawal from Commonwealth, and widespread corruption are only the tip of the iceberg for the small, tropical country.

But on Sept. 23, over 90 percent of Maldivians voted in the first general elections since Yameen came to power five years ago—and voted overwhelmingly for the opposition, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party, who won after receiving 58 percent of the votes.

But while a celebration is in order, it’s worth remembering that the Maldives has been here before. When two of us first came to work with Maldivians in 2006, we were impressed by the brave and committed Maldivian people, who acted time and time again with courage and talent to defend democracy within their country. And though both of us spent more than a decade with brave Serbian activists fighting the Slobodan Milosevic regime, and years after that training and educating democracy defenders from Kiev, Ukraine, and Tbilisi, Georgia, to Caracas, Venezuela, and Harare, Zimbabwe, through our organization, CANVAS. we could see immediately that Maldivian activists are unique in so many ways.

In 2008, after a 30-year-long period of dictatorship under Maumoon Abdul Gayoom—whose iron-hand rule of the island nation was characterized by a low tolerance for protests and any vocal opposition combined with a high appetite for nepotism and corruption—overwhelming popular support brought “Anni”—the popular nickname for former journalist Mohamed Nasheed—to power as the Maldives’ first democratically elected president. Anni was successful for the first three years of his presidency as he worked to combat radical Islam and mobilize the tiny island nation to become a leading global voice in the fight against climate change. But his term ended prematurely after three years when, after a coup led by parts of the judiciary and the military, Nasheed resigned after reportedly being held at gunpoint.

Key foreign powers quickly signed on to the new regime’s interpretation that this was a voluntary resignation; the governments of Britain, the United States, and India quickly recognized the new government as valid. However, Nasheed and his followers asserted that a coup had taken place and that he had been forced to resign at gunpoint. The Commonwealth met and concluded that an international investigation needed to take place, but no further action was taken to investigate the constitutionality of the regime change from an international perspective.

Just a day after the regime change took place, Nasheed penned an op-ed for the New York Times detailing his attempts to reform the entire governmental system of the Maldives and the struggles that he faced attempting to do so. He writes, “The dictator can be removed in a day, but it can take years to stamp out the lingering remnants of his dictatorship.” His words proved prophetic. At the next general elections in 2013, Abdulla Yameen (the half-brother of former dictator Gayoom) was elected, and the Maldives returned to old habits. Under Yameen, government funds were embezzled, peaceful protests were suppressed, independent media outlets were shut down, and political prisoners were jailed. Now it seems that the collective international community has finally exhaled in relief. The Maldives may, in fact, have a democratic transition of power. Yameen’s regime is finally over.

Recent history has shown that we cannot allow this positive development to cloud our judgment and lull us into a false sense of security. About 90 percent of the Maldives’ population voted in this year’s elections, showing an unprecedented amount of engagement in Maldivian democracy. The international community owes it to Maldivian citizens to keep watch and ensure a democratic transition of power occurs in November, and furthermore aid the new government in ensuring it can implement positive changes to ensure the longevity of the country’s democracy.

It is especially imperative that we pay close attention to the Maldives in the wake of this election, taking into account the lessons that we have learned through the forced resignation of Nasheed. The Maldives is a relatively small nation, and the apathy of the international community toward the continuation of its democracy not only hurts the country but has a negative impact on the entire world. Had it continued along its path as a democracy last time, thrusting itself into the spotlight as the first Muslim-majority country with peaceful transitions of power within its democratic institutions, and had the world not ignored this tiny island nation, the Maldives might have brought its institutions, expertise, and goodwill toward other countries in the region, maybe even setting the example, case study, and inspiration, and thus radically changing the context through which the Arab Spring occurred only three years after Nasheed`s victory in 2008.

Major media outlets have focused most of their attention on the geopolitical impact of this change, especially the fact that Yameen had been turning a country closer to China, while Solih’s MDP has always advocated for closer ties to the most populous democracy, India. But there is another very important arena in which the smallest Asian country can affect not only the region, but the world—the struggle for democracy.

The world should recognize Solih’s presidency as a beacon of light for other Muslim countries that have experienced similar issues in transitioning to power. Instead of ignoring the potential of the Maldives, we need to instead do our best to nurture Maldivian democracy until it is able to fully bloom—and this means that the international community must do its best to push the Maldives toward a few key changes. At least two avenues of reform are clear: fixing the judiciary and building a muscle of the civil society.

Amnesty International has regularly called for the reform of the Maldives’ infamously corrupt judiciary. The courts have been used by the government to crush the opposition—most notably in the trial of Nasheed shortly after he was forced out of the presidency. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison for terrorism charges and denied access to a lawyer by two judges who had already served as witnesses against him during the investigation phase. In this case, the Maldives needs critical outside aid in order to form an educated, experienced, and corruption-free set of judges.

Second, and even more important, is to empower and support another backbone of vivid democracy: Maldivian civil society. The issue in the Maldives is not that people are unwilling to engage with democracy—they have proven their commitment twice in the past decade by voting in numbers unimaginable for Western democracies. But the international community can help, guide, equip, and train already mobilized Maldivian citizens into a solid and lasting civic power that will make any further efforts to hijack democracy in Maldives impossible.

The new hope for world democracy may be rising in Maldives. This time, democracy lovers of this world must not miss the importance of helping it.


          President Trump: Ivanka Would Be “Dynamite” as U.N. Ambassador, if It Weren’t for the Complaints of Nepotism      Cache   Translate Page      

Ivanka Trump would make a great ambassador to the United Nations, President Trump said Tuesday, but he would be accused of nepotism if he nominated her.

Wait, what?

No, really. Almost immediately after news broke that Nikki Haley would step down as ambassador to the United Nations, the name of a woman who literally grew up in a luxury New York City penthouse was floated as the next person to occupy another one professionally on behalf of the United States. This isn’t the first time her name has been floated for the job—Ivanka was rumored late last year to be a potential replacement for Haley if she took the secretary of state job from Rex Tillerson.

The rumors were only stoked further when Haley praised Ivanka and called Jared a “hidden genius that no one understands” while speaking with Trump in the Oval Office.

While some have tried to tamp down the speculation, the president amped it up when he said Tuesday afternoon that Ivanka would be a “dynamite” pick, “but I’d then be accused of nepotism.” Trump then layered on the praise for his daughter, saying “I’m not sure there’s anyone more competent in the world.” Trump also said that his former foreign policy adviser Dina Powell—and friend of Ivanka and Jared—was “under consideration.”

So the onus fell to Ivanka herself to put an end to the speculation:


          Why More Dictators Are Killing and Abducting Dissidents Abroad      Cache   Translate Page      

In Sheridan Circle on Washington’s Embassy Row lies a small plaque, little noticed by both tourists and locals, marking the spot where a car bomb killed Chilean diplomat-turned-think-tanker Orlando Letelier along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt in 1976. Letelier, since leaving Chile, had become a leading critic of Augusto Pinochet’s regime, and declassified documents later showed that the dictator had directly ordered the killing.

A dictatorship killing one of its citizens on the streets of a foreign capital is a brazen act but is by no means unheard of. Social scientists have traditionally defined a state as the entity that controls the use of physical force for domination within a given territory. But states, particularly those of an authoritarian bent, have frequently sought to project violence against dissidents and defectors far beyond their borders. An effective authoritarian state needs its most prominent critics to know that an ice ax in the back is still a possibility, even if they leave.

While it’s not exactly a new phenomenon, as Letelier and numerous other historical cases prove, the killing or abduction of foreign critics by authoritarian regimes appears to be alarmingly normalized today. Also alarming: Some of the countries where these crimes take place seem uninterested in doing anything to stop them.

Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of its ruling royal family living in exile in the United States, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document related to his upcoming wedding. He has not been heard from since then, and Turkish officials reportedly believe he was murdered by a special team sent from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s government has been brutal to dissidents and opponents, and technically speaking Khashoggi entered Saudi territory when he went inside the consulate building, but he had apparently been unconcerned, telling friends before his disappearance that he had been treated well during previous visits to Saudi embassies and consulates. His fiancée says he told her not to worry, since “they would not dare attempt anything within Turkey’s borders.”

Then again, perhaps no one should assume they are safe from a government that more or less took the prime minister of Lebanon hostage for several days last year. Ghanem al-Dosary, a London-based Saudi dissident, told the New York Times that Khashoggi’s disappearance was a message from the regime to its critics “that our hands can reach you wherever you are.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the Saudi government prove its claim that Khashoggi walked out of the consulate unharmed. While a reasonable request, this umbrage is somewhat ironic given Turkey’s own pursuit of its critics abroad. Under Erdogan, the Turkish government has launched an aggressive crackdown on supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the influential and controversial cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup. Thousands of accused Gülenists, including U.S. citizens, have been arrested, and the manhunt has gone global as well. Often, this is a matter of pushing foreign governments to extradite Gülenists back to Turkey, but sometimes the line between arrest and abduction has been blurred. In March, six Gülenists in Kosovo were shipped back to Turkey after being arrested over links to Gülenists schools, but Kosovo’s prime minister said he had not been aware of the operation, and local media dubbed it a “kidnapping.” In July, the government of Mongolia prevented what appeared to be an attempted abduction of a Gülenist school leader. Then there’s Gülen himself: Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into allegations, corroborated by former CIA Director James Woolsey, that Turkish officials had met with former U.S. National Security Adviser and unacknowledged Turkey lobbyist Michael Flynn to discuss a plan to abduct the cleric from his compound in Pennsylvania and deliver him back to Turkey. And that’s not to mention the beating of protesters in Washington by Erdogan’s own bodyguards in 2017.

Of course, the most prominent recent attack by an authoritarian government on an exiled critic was the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in March, an attack that Vladimir Putin’s government has only half-heartedly tried to deny. According to a BuzzFeed investigation last year, U.S. authorities believe that as many as 14 people, including billionaire Boris Berezovsky, whose death had been ruled a suicide in 2013, had been killed by Russian secret services in Britain in recent years. Dozens more opponents of the Putin regime have been killed under suspicious circumstances abroad.

China has also been reaching across borders to pursue its critics. Prominent dissidents have been reportedly abducted from Thailand and sent back to China for detention. As for foreign-residing Uighurs—the Muslim minority that Beijing has recently been repressing in a brutal campaign that’s been dubbed a “cultural genocide”—the authorities’ preferred tactic appears to be threatening their families living within China unless they return home.

Last week also saw the bizarre disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese official who led Interpol, in what appeared to be a highly unusual move by a state government against the leader of a major international organization, all the more troubling since the exact charges against Meng have not been made public.

Numerous other examples abound. Two women are currently on trial in Malaysia over the killing—likely in cooperation, willing or not, with North Korean operatives—of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the current North Korean leader. The government of Iran stands accused by French authorities of orchestrating the attempted bombing of a meeting of a prominent exile group in Paris.

The response of the governments of countries where these incidents happen has often been muted—and that’s a problem. The British government’s tepid reaction to the 2006 poisoning of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko very well could have led Vladimir Putin to conclude there would be little consequence for pulling the same stunt there again.

Often diplomatic considerations are behind these muted reactions. France, for instance, is unlikely to press its case against Iran too hard, given that it’s currently trying to preserve what’s left of the 2015 nuclear deal.

It’s hard to make those sorts of excuses for President Donald Trump, who has spoken approvingly of how leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, and Erdogan conduct their business. When Putin suggested allowing Russian investigators to question 11 U.S. citizens he views as enemies, including former Ambassador Michael McFaul, in exchange for “cooperation” in the investigation of 2016 election interference, Trump called it an “incredible offer.” Trump was also reportedly reluctant and angry about the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning.

After days of silence over the alleged abduction and possible murder of Khashoggi, Trump, who often touts his close relationship with the Saudi royal family, finally acknowledged that there were some “pretty bad stories” going around about the journalist and U.S.
resident’s fate and said, “Hopefully that will sort itself out.” The Saudis are probably not too worried about a fierce U.S. response at this point.

But if we’re going to fault Trump’s rhetoric for contributing to the sense of impunity felt by authoritarian governments, we should also acknowledge Barack Obama’s covert drone campaign in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. This isn’t to draw any moral equivalence between the targeting of members of groups like al-Qaida, the Taliban, and ISIS and the murders and abductions of dissidents and journalists by dictatorships. But the targeted killing of a country’s enemies outside a declared battlefield was once considered exceptional, and the U.S. has helped make it routine.

More disturbing still may be the possibility that state violence is becoming globalized. The human rights community, more often than not, views the world in terms of distinct countries, classifying them as “free” or “unfree.” The much-maligned International Criminal Court is hamstrung by the fact that its jurisdiction is limited to only the countries that accept it.

Once upon a time, it was thought that globalization would undermine authoritarian systems in individual states as economic liberalization and new forms of communications overwhelm their defenses against outside influence. But the influence, of course, ended up going both ways. Today, we live in a world where China’s economic clout influences what classes are taught at U.S. universities and what movies are produced by Hollywood. The same internet that brings Western media into Russia allows the Russian state to influence elections around the world.

Authoritarian states clearly do not feel their authority is limited by state borders. So it’s no surprise they don’t feel their ability to inflict violence is limited either.


          Sexual Harassment Claims Spiked After the Clarence Thomas Hearings. They’re Spiking Again Now.      Cache   Translate Page      

Since the #MeToo movement kicked off last fall, the number of sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has spiked. In fiscal year 2018, which closed just days before the first anniversary of the publication of the Harvey Weinstein stories that kicked off a national reckoning with harassment and assault, the EEOC saw a more than 12 percent bump in charges filed with the agency as compared to the previous year.

While this year’s numbers aren’t finalized yet, Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, a senior attorney adviser to the chair of the EEOC, says the proportional increase is unlikely to change as the agency certifies its data. The agency received 6,696 charges of sexual harassment in the 2017 fiscal year, which means there were about 7,500 in 2018—the first increase the EEOC has seen in at least eight years. Sexual harassment charges had been steadily declining since 2010, when 7,944 claims were filed, and the number hasn’t topped 7,300 since 2012.

According to Ventrell-Monsees, sexual harassment charges increase and decrease in response to major national events and dips in the economy. And since charges are frequently filed in response to layoffs and firings that may be undertaken in retaliation for raising complaints of harassment, a bad economy usually means more charges, too.

Early reports, then, suggest that #MeToo appears to be one of those events that prompts a spike in sexual harassment claims. Anita Hill’s testimony during Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings was another. In the first quarter of the 1992 fiscal year, after Hill appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to accuse Thomas of harassing her when they worked together at—as fate would have it—the EEOC, the agency received 1,244 claims of sexual harassment, a 71 percent increase over the same period in the previous year. The spike held for the next three quarters, which saw 50 percent more sexual harassment charges than in 1991. “There has been a growing public awareness of the right to file charges of sexual harassment, and women are coming forward,” an EEOC spokeswoman said at the time.

Back then, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who helped push Brett Kavanaugh through the Judiciary Committee and recently told a group of women protesting sexual assault to “grow up,” applauded women for coming forward with sexual harassment complaints after the Hill/Thomas hearing. “The one good thing to come out of the hearing is that everybody—and I mean everybody—is more aware,” he told the New York Times in July 1992. “Women are fed up to the gills about how they’re treated in this society. A lot of men thought it was cute, but it isn’t. Sensitivity has been heightened like never before. And that is a very healthy thing for our country.”

The increase in sexual harassment complaints that followed the Hill hearing marked the beginning of a steady rise that continued for the next five years. The combined number of charges filed with both the federal EEOC and state and local Fair Employment Practices Agencies climbed from 10,532 in fiscal 1992 to 16,245 in 1997, then began a relatively steady decline to 9,614 charges in 2017. There’s no way to tell whether the post-#MeToo spike in charges filed will be a quick uptick or the beginning of another long-term surge in complaints, but EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum said last week that she believes the intensified national conversation about sexual harassment and assault denotes “a transformative moment” in the country’s history.

In 2016, the EEOC launched a new training in response to a report that showed harassment to be a persistent, pervasive problem in American workplaces. In addition to educating employers on sexual harassment law and compliance, the new curriculum teaches employers how to stop harassment before it creates a toxic work environment. Since the #MeToo movement began last fall, Ventrell-Monsees says, demand for the training has been “off the charts,” with trainers booked three to six months out. With the $15 million bump Congress gave the agency’s budget in March, the EEOC has been able to hire more employees to meet the post-#MeToo demand.

There’s no good way to track whether the increases in charges filed with the EEOC after the Hill hearing or after #MeToo have led to more favorable outcomes for the employees who file them. Often, even when the EEOC finds an employee’s charges have merit, the employee or her lawyer decides to withdraw the complaint in order to settle privately with the employer. But regardless of whether the new claims end up dismissed, settled, or adjudicated in court, Ventrell-Monsees believes they represent a major shift in the way American workplaces—and the people who populate them—respond to inappropriate behavior. “The EEOC has been all over harassment for many years,” she said. “The rest of the nation kind of woke up to it in October of last year.”


          El tibio intento de Instagram de acabar con el acoso en la plataforma      Cache   Translate Page      
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Herramientas de aprendizaje automático basado en inteligencia artificial y nuevos filtros de comentarios para los vídeos en vivo conforman la nueva estrategia de la red social.

Instagram ha anunciado nuevas herramientas para combatir la intimidación en su plataforma. Estas incluyen inteligencia artificial (IA) para identificar e informar a su equipo sobre cualquier tipo de acoso en las imágenes, así como un nuevo efecto para la cámara como una forma de difundir la amabilidad en las historias de la red social.

Las nuevas herramientas y el efecto de cámara han comenzado a ser desplegadas a partir de hoy e irán llegando de forma gradual a todas las regiones. Su implementación tiene como el fin ayudar a identificar y eliminar todo tipo de intimidación, ya que los más jóvenes son los que presentan mayores tasas de acoso.

Aprendizaje automático contra el acoso

Esta herramienta de aprendizaje automático se encargará de detectar cualquier acoso en las fotos o los comentarios de las mismas. Si la IA considera que la imagen es dañina, enviará a revisión a los moderadores de la empresa también propiedad de Facebook.

Meses atrás, Instagram lanzó un filtro de comentarios para detectar y ocultar el acoso de forma proactiva en las pestañas de Feed, Perfil y Explorar. Ahora, ese filtro ha sido añadido para los comentarios de los vídeos en vivo, con lo cual la empresa asegura que también serán detectadas este tipo de expresiones y así se podrá evitar el acoso durante las transmisiones en directo.

Nuevo efecto para la cámara

Finalmente, la red social ha integrado un nuevo efecto de cámara para celebrar la amabilidad y la bondad. Este filtro ha sido realizado junto con la actriz, bailarina y autora best-seller adolescente del New York Times Maddie Ziegler, quien se ha manifestado en contra del acoso desde que lo ha vivido en carne propia.

Para obtenerlo de forma automática, sólo es necesario seguirla. Después, podrás usarlo de la misma manera que otros efectos: desliza para acceder a la cámara, haz clic en las caras de la parte inferior y elige el nuevo efecto. En caso de no seguir a Maddie pero que veas a alguien usar el efecto, puedes darle clic a “intentarlo” para añadirlo a las opciones de efectos que tienes en tu cámara.

“En el modo autofoto, los corazones llenarán la pantalla y se te alentará a etiquetar a un amigo al que quieras apoyar. Tu amigo recibirá una notificación de que los mencionaste en tu historia”, explica la red social. “Si cambias a la cámara trasera, verás una superposición de comentarios amables en muchos idiomas”.

Cabe destacar que no es la primera vez que se utiliza IA para la detección automática. Facebook ha hecho lo propio con la llamada Rosetta para detectar el lenguaje ofensivo en las imágenes. A pesar de esto, los esfuerzos de moderación cuando se trata de otro idioma que no es el inglés siguen siendo muy ineficientes.


          Thai soccer player says English helped in cave rescue      Cache   Translate Page      
Oct. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EDT Thai soccer player says English helped in cave rescue AP-US–Thailand-Cave Boys,1st Ld-Writethru <!– –> Seth Wenig, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A member of the youth soccer team from Thailand that got trapped in a flooded cave spoke about the ordeal on a trip to New York. During […]
          NASDAQ:TRUP Shareholder Notice: Investigation over Possible Securities Laws Violations by Trupanion, Inc      Cache   Translate Page      

An investigation for investors in Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUP) shares over potential securities laws violations by Trupanion, Inc. was announced.

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2018 -- An investigation was announced for investors of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUP) shares over potential securities laws violations by Trupanion, Inc. and certain of its directors and officers.

Investors who purchased shares of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUP), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The investigation by a law firm focuses on whether a series of statements by Trupanion, Inc. regarding its business, its prospects and its operations were materially false and misleading at the time they were made.

Seattle, WA based Trupanion, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides medical insurance for cats and dogs on monthly subscription basis in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. On September 26, 2018, Capitol Forum reported that Trupanion is under investigation by the New York Department of Financial Services.Shares of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUP) declined to as low as $31.18 per share on September 26, 2018.

On October 8, 2018, NASDAQ: TRUP shares closed at $30.20 per share.

Those who purchased shares of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUP) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
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3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
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The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is a professional portfolio monitoring and settlement claim filing service, , which does research related to shareholder issues and informs investors of securities class actions, settlements, judgments, and other legal related news to the stock/financial market. Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is in contact with a large number of shareholders and offers help, support, and assistance for every shareholder. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is not a law firm. Referenced cases, investigation, and/or settlements are not filed/reached and/or related to Shareholders Foundation. The information is provided as a public service. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon.

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          Stolen Stradivarius found after decades comes to life again      Cache   Translate Page      
Oct. 9, 2018 5:55 PM EDT Stolen Stradivarius found after decades comes to life again By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press BC-US–Stradivarius Reborn,1st Ld-Writethru NEW YORK (AP) — The Stradivarius stolen from the late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life — under the chin of a budding […]
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Oct. 9, 2018 5:55 PM EDT Stolen Stradivarius found after decades comes to life again By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press BC-US–Stradivarius Reborn,1st Ld-Writethru NEW YORK (AP) — The Stradivarius stolen from the late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life — under the chin of a budding […]
          Sui livelli della vigilia la Borsa di New York      Cache   Translate Page      
(Teleborsa) - Sostanzialmente stabile Wall Street, che archivia la sessione sui livelli della vigilia con il Dow Jones che si ferma a 26.486,78 punti; sulla stessa linea, rimane intorno alla linea di parità lo...
          нюша3: КАРТИНЫ С АУКЦИОНОВ SOTHEBY’S      Cache   Translate Page      

Это цитата сообщения Ольга-В Оригинальное сообщениеКартины с аукционов Sotheby’s

 Де Ниттис, Джузеппе - Avenue du Bois in Boulogne, 1874  Eva Gonzales - The Girl, 1865-70  Theodore Robinson - In the Sun, 1891 

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 Giovanni Boldini - The Last Glance in the Mirror 

 
 

Camille Pissarro - Julie and Ludovic-Rodolphe Pissarro among the Flowers, 1879 

Giovanni Boldini - In the Park Henri Lebasque - Female Naude by the Window Marcel Dyf - Young Woman in Pink, 1956 Эдвард Кукуэль - An Outing by Boat, 1917  Francois Gall - Eugenie with Umbrella, between Second-Hand Booksellers and the Morris Coloumn, Paris Гассам, Чайльд Фредерик - The Promenade, Winter in New York, 1895  Armand Guillaumin - Madame Guillaumin Fishing, 1885 Charles Conder - Brighton, 1905  Camille Pissarro - The Shepherdess and the Goat, 1881  Гассам, Чайльд Фредерик - The Street of Montmartre, Paris  Henri Le Sidaner - Table with Dahlias, 1918 Люс, Максимильен - Gisors, Woman Picking Flowers, 1902 

Серия сообщений "**жанровое, портреты ":
Часть 1 - Картины русских художников конца 18 века, 19 и начала 20 веков
Часть 2 - Русские художники.
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Часть 30 - Северное Возрождение (Northern Renaissance)
Часть 31 - Фридрих фон Амерлинг (Friedrich von Amerling), 1803-1887 часть вторая
Часть 32 - Картины с аукционов Sotheby’s
Часть 33 - Подарок любителям живописи.

          October 9 Digest      Cache   Translate Page      

Feinstein's Chief Counsel Joins Wiley Rein Following Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight

Will the State's New Bot-Outing Law Be More Than Just Tough Talk?

Can New Leave Policies Help Big Law Escape the Parent Trap?

Is California Gender-Balance on Boards Law Set to Collide With Delaware Legal Doctrine?

The Justices Have Three Chances This Term to Bolster Arbitration

Women-Owned Law Firms Surge Amid Gender Disparity in the Profession

In the Wake of Facebook Breach Suit, Familiar Plaintiffs Tandem Takes Aim at Google+

Courts Upholds $335K Award Against Manatt in Recruiter Suit


          Richard Meier steps down following sexual harassment allegations      Cache   Translate Page      

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is leaving his eponymous firm to be spearheaded by new management, following the accusations of sexual harassment made against him earlier this year. Richard Meier & Partners Architects announced today, 9 October 2018, that the founder is taking a permanent "step back" from the firm, seven months after the New York Times

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          Its Back! Nonstop via AA! New York to Barcelona (Spain) for $317 round-trip      Cache   Translate Page      
Its Back! Nonstop via AA! New York to Barcelona (Spain) for $317 round-trip

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          Graphic & Web Design Intern - Araca Merchandise L.P. - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Interest in entertainment, specifically Harry Potter, Batman, Superman, The Lord of the Rings, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and other similar brands a plus.... $12 an hour
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          New York (nonstop), Washington DC or Boston to Reno (Lake Tahoe) and vice versa from $188 round-trip      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Joel Sweeney's Grave in Appomattox, Virginia      Cache   Translate Page      

Joel Walker Sweeney gravemarker.

Although today the banjo is a mainstay of American country music, the prototype originated in West Africa and was brought to the New World as a result of the slave trade in the 1600s. Variants were widely known in the Caribbean and rural America, but Appomattox, Virginia, native Joel Walker Sweeney is credited with popularizing the modern version.

As the story goes, Sweeney was born in a log cabin in 1810 and learned to play a gourd banjo at age 13 from the slaves who worked on his father’s farm. A natural Virginia ham, he developed as an entertainer on the five-string banjo and performed around the state, at one point becoming a star in a regional circus. Success took him to New York and then overseas to Europe, where he is said to have performed for Queen Victoria.

In the 1840s, with his brothers and African-American performers, he formed one of the early minstrel shows, which became an international success. As the frailer member of the group, Joel died in 1860 from dropsy, but his younger brother Sam flourished as one of the United States’ most famous banjo players. Eventually discovered by Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, Sam was attached to Stuart’s staff and rode behind the cavalryman (a la Monty Python’s Brave Sir Robin) playing his favorite tunes including “Jine the Cavalry.”

In the years since the Civil War, Joel Sweeney’s legend has grown, with him having been credited as the inventor of the banjo, the originator of the five-string banjo, the first white man to play the banjo, and the originator of the “clawhammer” style of playing the instrument. But these claims aren't exactly true. The more disturbing truth is that such stories were created to distance the banjo from its African roots to make it acceptable to white middle-class Americans.

Despite the unsavory elements of Sweeney’s legend, he was indisputably influential in the deliverance of the banjo from anonymity, and today, Appomattox hosts the annual Joel Sweeney Banjo & Old-Time Music Festival celebrating the “strum und drang” of America’s cultural heritage.


          Match Group fires back at Tinder co-founder Sean Rad      Cache   Translate Page      

Match Group on Tuesday responded to Sean Rad and the other founders of dating app Tinder, who sued Match and parent company IAC two months ago for allegedly undervaluing Tinder, thus depriving them of compensation.

The defense: Match, which has always owned Tinder, argues in a new court filing that this is just sour grapes from those who sold their shares too soon and is asking a New York court to dismiss the lawsuit.


Among Match's claims:

  • Rad's argument that Tinder's $3 billion valuation was "fraudulent" is invalid, given that he was intimately involved with the valuation process led by Barclays and Deutsche Bank. For example, Rad, his bankers and his attorneys allegedly participated in at least eight such meetings, including four of them in person.
  • Both Match and Rad underestimated Tinder's future performance, including a new product called Tinder Gold. For example, Rad's higher estimate for 2018 revenue was $503 million, whereas Tinder is actually on track for around $800 million.
  • Rad chose to sell his Match Group shares, netting around $400 million, while his co-plaintiffs did the same. Had they believed Tinder would outperform, Match argues, they would have held onto their stock and reaped the benefits (Match shares are up more than 60% year to date).
  • The challenge is being brought too late, as there is a 90-day window in New York for challenging arbitration and appraisal awards.

Some of the original plaintiffs dropped out of the lawsuit several weeks after it was filed. Among them was Rosette Pambakian, former Tinder VP of marketing and communications, who alleged sexual harassment against former Match Group CEO and Chairman Greg Blatt.

Match's request for dismissal does not address the harassment allegations, which it has previously denied.

Correction: The story has been corrected to show that Greg Blatt is no longer at Match Group.


          Peruvian Vodka received a gold medal in the “New York World of Wine & Spirits Competition”      Cache   Translate Page      
No less than a month ago there was great news that filled all Peruvians with joy. In the New York …
          T1 / Trunk Maintenance Technician - Bartech Group - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
JOB DESCRIPTION Job #: 192334 Job Description If you are an experienced T1 / Trunk Maintenance Technician looking for a position with a leading company,...
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          Telecom Architect - Atos - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
DMS 100 (using Contact Center), Lucent 5ESS, Wireless Carriers, PBX platforms. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual...
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          Amid #MeToo, New York Employers Face Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws      Cache   Translate Page      
In response to the transformation of views on sexual harassment, New York state and New York City passed laws requiring training of all workers. Now, business owners are scrambling to comply.
          Reminder: NY's Voter Registration Deadline For The Midterms Is THIS FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY      Cache   Translate Page      
Reminder: NY's Voter Registration Deadline For The Midterms Is THIS FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY The midterms are fast-approaching, and if you care about democracy and/or not being accosted while waiting for the bus by a roving haircut and his camera crew, it is imperative that you register to vote. In New York, the deadline for both online and in-person registration is this Friday, October 12th. Applications can also be sent by mail to the board of elections, and must be postmarked no later than, again, October 12th. [ more › ]
          Being killed for their work is growing risk for journalists      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK — Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrate the growing dangers to reporters targeted for practicing their craft. Authorities in Turkey are searching for Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post who has […]
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NY-New York, Logistics done differently. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who take pride in their work and show dedication to their job. As the Site Runner, you will transport and deliver products to customers within an assigned geographic region. We look to you to provide excellent service by phone and in person, creating a superior customer experience. Every employee is part of the team and plays an i
          Forest rangers turn to Calvin Klein for help hunting man-eating tiger      Cache   Translate Page      
The CK men's fragrance is being deployed because it's like catnip for some big cats, thanks to a compound called civetone, originally derived from a small mammal called the civet but now made artificially, per the New York Times.
          ‘Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas’ First Trailer: Get Ready to Spend the Holidays with the Greatest Robot Butler in All of Anime      Cache   Translate Page      
Charles doesn't make an appearance in this teaser, but it's hard to imagine a return to this alternate, futuristic New York without him.
          Nintendo Associate - Part Time      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Assistant Director, Practice Intentional Redesign for Business Operations      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Comment on Washington Woman Chases Husband With Meat Tenderizer and Then Lays Across Road . . .Only To Be Run Over By Drunk Driver by Tabarrok to the Pillory      Cache   Translate Page      
Felony murder in New York applies to murders undertaken in the course of robberies, burglaries, kidnapping, &c. It doesn't apply to reckless driving. I'll wager most other states are the same.
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NY-Flushing, A.G. Consulting Engineering, P.C., an award winning and innovative multidisciplinary construction management and engineering consulting firm in Manhattan, New York currently has several openings for a Special Inspectors in Fire Protection & Fire-Resistant Construction to work on The LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Program. Employees at AG embrace ownership of each project, bringing quality, innova
          Something special brewing in Milwaukee: How the Crew got this far      Cache   Translate Page      

In recent weeks, the best team in baseball hasn’t been the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox or the Chicago Cubs — oddly ...

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          NY Employers Grapple With New Sexual Harassment Law, in Effect Today      Cache   Translate Page      
While New York state's sweeping Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy becomes effective today, employers have until Oct. 9, 2019, to implement the arguably most onerous requirement of the new law.
       

          All new Google products leaked before event      Cache   Translate Page      
One Google promo video seems to have spilled the beans. Today we’re at the big Google event in New York City and we’ve been treated to a video promoting all the products Google will show – before they show. This video included the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, a new stylus, and a Google Home Hub. All of … Continue reading
          Rutledge's latest meddling: New York gun laws      Cache   Translate Page      
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, with not enough to do in Arkansas (has her ethics effort produced anything yet?), has joined other Republican legal officers in yet another lawsuit intervention out of state — this time to challenge a New York state gun law.

It seems New York requires a permit to own a handgun at home and limits its use outside the home except to take to shooting ranges. New York does offer a "carry" permit for pistol packing, but Rutledge says it's hard to get. Plus, guns permitted for premises use can't be taken out of state.

Rutledge, a Federalist except when it comes to state laws she doesn't like, wants the Supreme Court to review this law and say it goes too far in the interest of public safety. She says the law infringes on interstate commerce by keeping gun owners from patronizing out-of-state gun ranges.
          Ship DEPARTING NY for Europe      Cache   Translate Page      
I am trying to track my g-grandfather who RETURNED to Europe during the last years of his life. The only information I have is that he departed New York heading for Yugoslavia around May 1922. No ship name is mentioned on his passport application.
I have been unsuccessful finding online sources for sailings and manifests of ships DEPARTING New York for Europe (only arriving). Does anyone know a good source for these?
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          Appeals Court Sets Up Supreme Court Showdown Over Census Question      Cache   Translate Page      
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the Trump administration's effort to stop Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from having to sit for questioning under oath as part of the multiple lawsuits across the country over his decision to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census. But the judges have kept Ross' Oct. 11 deposition temporarily on hold to allow either the administration or the lawsuits' plaintiffs "to seek relief from the Supreme Court," according to the order released Tuesday . The 2nd Circuit order comes amid a last-minute scramble by the Trump administration's attorneys to stop Ross and another key official behind the citizenship question — Justice Department official John Gore — from having to testify out of court in the two lead lawsuits in New York. Evidence gathering for the two lawsuits is set to end this week. The decision upholds an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman , who wrote : "Secretary Ross
          Amid #MeToo, New York Employers Face Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws      Cache   Translate Page      
It's been a year since the The New York Times ran an expose alleging sexual harassment by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. That led to an outpouring of allegations as others spoke out, leading to the downfall of many leaders and executives, including top news editors at NPR. The resulting #MeToo movement helped transform workplace culture, and spurred both the state of New York and New York City to pass the country's most stringent workplace sexual harassment laws, the bulk of which take effect Tuesday. The city and state regulations are similar, requiring employers to conduct annual training aimed at preventing sexual harassment. They must also post their policies in highly visible places. Existing employees in New York state must undergo training by Oct. 9, 2019; all new employees must undergo training "as soon as possible," or, under the New York City law, within 90 days. Other states, including California , also mandate harassment training. But New York's differ, in that
          European Leaders Demand Investigation Of Slain Bulgarian Journalist       Cache   Translate Page      
A Romanian man was briefly detained on Tuesday in connection with Saturday's high-profile rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, but after questioning, a Bulgarian official said the unidentified man would be released without charge. Marinova's beaten and strangled body was found in the bushes by the banks of the Danube River in the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse, police said. But even as investigators worked to establish a motive and apprehend a suspect, competing narratives emerged about whether Marinova had been targeted for her journalism or whether she was the victim of a random crime. The Bulgarian government has indicated Marinova's attack was not about her work. "It is about rape and murder," Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said, according to The New York Times . And Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said Sunday that authorities were working together alongside the "best forensics" team to solve the murder. The prosecutor general, Sotir Tsatsarov, said on
          Executive Assistant - Brookfield Asset Management - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Photos: Best Cosplay from New York Comic Con 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Superheroes, villains, and the fans that love them recently descended on Manhattan’s Javits Center for New York Comic Con, the annual event which celebrates all things comics, movies, television, and pop culture. Now on […]

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          Israël regrette le départ annoncé de Nikki Haley, sa précieuse avocate à l’ONU      Cache   Translate Page      
Fin septembre, Benyamin Nétanyahou saluait à New York « l’énergie, la motivation et l’esprit » dont Nikki Haley faisait preuve, avec Donald Trump, pour « rendre l’air respirable » dans les couloirs des Nations unies.
          29-year-old chef with terminal cancer describes how she plans to live out her final days      Cache   Translate Page      
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You may know Fatima Ali from her time on “Top Chef,” but after a candid, witty and
          Nusret’in Dallas şubesi      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuzlama hareketiyle dikkat çeken Nusret Gökçe, yaptığı eti dünyaya tattırdı. Gökçe'nin sahibi olduğu Nusr-Et Steakhouse, Dubai, Abu Dabi, Doha, Miami ve New York'un ardından Los Angeles'ta da açıldı. ABD'yi... Devamı için tıklayınız
          Manipulation des réseaux sociaux, achats d’informations, faux profils... les propositions de Psy Group au candidat Trump      Cache   Translate Page      
Le « New York Times » a révélé trois devis par lesquels la société israélienne a proposé ses services à l’équipe de campagne de Donald Trump en 2016.
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The winning numbers for the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history will take place Tuesday night. The
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NHK News(NEW YORK) — An international team of Santa Clauses are training with ninjas in Japan to hone their gift-delivery
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Saturday afternoon marked the final cast convention for the year, as the headlining stars of "Star Trek: Discovery" arrived at Madison Square Garden for 2018’s panel at New York Comic Con — where we heard from actors and producers, learned some new hints about the upcoming season, and got an extended look at year two of "Star Trek: Discovery!"
          Jimmy Iovine Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Jimmy Iovine comes with an estimated net worth of $970 million. Produced in Brooklyn New York on March 11, 1953, Jimmy Iovine is an American entrepreneur and music producer who now serves as the Chairman of the Interscope-Geffen-A&M. [divider] Jimmy Iovine Net Worth $950 Million [divider] Of Italian ancestry, Jimmy Iovine is known for his …

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A Farmer Won Our Hearts With His Amazing Video

When Jay Lavery shared the following positive video on his Facebook profile with his close friends, he didn't expect that it would be seen worldwide.


The New York Farmer uploaded a video of the man dancing in a barn to Sia’s song ‘Cheap thrills.’


The video went viral for every right reason. It’s not a usual everyday video, and it’s positive!


The video was genuinely entertaining, but that isn't the only thing that hooked people to look at it 12M times. It is the story that goes with it.


The farmer wrote down below the video:


“It’s that time of the year for the Lets Move Challenge. Dancing is how I stay warm in the barn, and I never know when I’m going to break out into a dance. But what most people don’t know is that 15 years ago I had a traumatic back injury that caused me to have several back surgeries including a discectomy and a spinal fusion and never ending back pain. Dancing along with yoga and meditation are my only alternatives to pain medication. So I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.

I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.

We have the best community that you could ask for. I really lucked out.”

The bottom line is that whatever you are struggling with at this very moment enjoy the life you have been given because that is all you have left! It isn't about the destination… it’s about the journey.


Watch the uplifting video below:



          Leonard Lauder Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

American businessman Leonard Lauder comes with an estimated net worth of $8.1 billion according to Forbes. Leonard Lauder was born on July 3, 1933 in New York City, NY, United States. Leonard attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business after examining at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. [divider] Leonard Lauder Net Worth $8.1 …

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          Brian Cashman Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Brian Cashman is an American Major League Baseball (MLB) executive who has an estimated net worth of $12 million and a yearly salary of $3 million. Brian made his net worth as the General Manager and Senior Vice President of the New York Yankees since 1998. Born Brian McGuire Cashman on July 3, 1967 in …

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          The Defenders: Charlie Cox vorrebbe una seconda stagione      Cache   Translate Page      

The Defenders doveva essere il culmine delle serie Netflix/Marvel audace e rivoluzionaria, che riuniva Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage e Iron Fist, in un’epica battaglia per New York contro La Mano. Tuttavia, le cose hanno preso una brutta piega quando The Defenders si è rivelato essere il progetto meno visto della Marvel/Netflix, che ha lasciato molti dubbi sulla realizzazione […]

L'articolo The Defenders: Charlie Cox vorrebbe una seconda stagione proviene da Videogiochi, Fumetti, Cinema, Serie TV, Tech, Eventi | NerdPlanet.it.


          Episode 160 – The 2012 Season with Mike Devito (Part 8)      Cache   Translate Page      
Scott Mason interviews former New York Jet Mike Devito on the 2012 season (part 8).
          Happy 100th Birthday, Madonia Bakery in The Bronx!      Cache   Translate Page      

Madonia Bakery on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx is celebrating its 100th anniversary. What a milestone. Not only are those connected with this family-owned business excited, but the bakery’s many customers are excited, too. Located in the Belmont section, the bakery, of course, serves the community. But fans also travel, in some cases long distances, to stock up on the traditional breads, cookies, biscoti, cannoli, and other treats Madonia continues to produce. Peter Madonia The bakery’s founder, Mario Madonia, immigrated from Sicily. In 1918, he opened the first Madonia on Adams Place in the Bronx, moving 14 years later to its larger location on Arthur Avenue. In the 1960s, Mario’s sons, Pete and Frank, took over running the bakery. In 1982, the third generation represented by Pete’s son, Mario, stepped in. Tragedy struck when Mario was killed in a car crash when he was only 38. His brother, Peter, who had earned a master’s degree in urban studies at the University of Chicago, was working as a deputy commissioner for the New York Fire Department. Family came first, and Peter left the NYFD to run the bakery.  After managing the bakery for six years, Peter took on a partner, Charlie [...]

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          Payroll Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
NY-New York, A large hotel corporation is seeking a Payroll Manager to join an exciting and dynamic Finance department. The Payroll Manager will act as a member of the Finance team, ensuring accurate processing and recording of hotel payroll, providing timely and accurate financial information, and participating in daily data entry Payroll processing. Duties and Responsibilities: Perform daily payroll departme
          Google officially unveils its new Chromecast streaming media device      Cache   Translate Page      
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Google’s new Chromecast is now officially here.

While the new streaming dongle didn’t get a mention onstage at the company's special media event in New York today, it did quietly roll out on Google’s website along with the other product announcements. 

SEE ALSO: Google launches Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL and, yes, there are notches

According to Google, the new Chromecast is up to 15 percent faster than the second generation model, with capabilities to stream 1080p at up to 60 frames per second.

Oh and here’s the new Google Chromecast, which didn’t merit a mention in the keynote for some reason#MadeByGoogle pic.twitter.com/tAeFg2t7Ew

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          Bilingual French/English Technical Support Agent - Mailjet - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
We're a growing venture-backed startup, founded in 2010, with teams in Paris, London, Berlin, Toronto, Sofia &amp; New York City, and customers around the world,...
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          Google launches Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL and, yes, there are notches      Cache   Translate Page      
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Google's new Pixel phones are finally here. After weeks of increasingly ridiculous leaks, the company finally revealed the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL during a press event in New York.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL build on last year's Pixel design, but have larger displays and glass backs. The most noticeable change is the addition of a sizable notch on the front of the display.

SEE ALSO: Google releases Home Hub, its smart speaker with a tablet interface

The Pixel 3 starts at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899. Both are available now for pre-order from Verizon, and unlocked through Google's online storeRead more...

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          Family of limo driver in crash that killed 20 says the car ‘was neither roadworthy nor safe’      Cache   Translate Page      
(ALBANY, N.Y.) — The family of the driver of the limousine that crashed in upstate New York, killing 20 people, said they believe the vehicle “was neither roadworthy or safe.” The driver, Scott Lisincchia, 53, died in the accident along with the 17 others inside the car and two pedestrians. Lisincchia’s wife released a statement through her lawyers, which said that the Lisincchia family’s “devastated by the horrific tragedy.””prayers go out to all the families that lost loved ones.” “They are mourning their husband, father and brother, and they are also grieving for the other innocent souls who lost their […]
          Hurricane Michael to bring dangerous storm surge      Cache   Translate Page      
(NEW YORK) — Storm surge poses a deadly threat as “monstrous” Hurricane Michael barrels toward the Florida Panhandle. “We haven’t seen anything like this in the Panhandle in decades,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday. Michael, now a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph, is forecast to be a Category 3 storm when it makes landfall near Panama City around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The storm surge could reach a deadly 12 feet, Scott warned. “You cannot hide from storm surge,” Scott said at a news conference Tuesday. “Every family must be prepared now … we can rebuild your […]
          Help Wanted - Ray Paola Beauty Salon - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Now hiring at 4457 Broadway, New...
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          Manager of Design Initiatives - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Collaborate with TEP's internal stakeholders to identify project objectives, review options and develop strategies to meet the aesthetic, functional, and... $55,000 - $75,000 a year
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          Social Worker (Bilingual) - Middle School - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
TEP Social Workers serve as the primary coordinators of mental health services for TEP students and families, design and implement programs that promote social... $80,000 a year
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          Physical Education Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Recess Coach (Student Relations & Teacher Support) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Join the team of a successful and expanding school that has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 Minutes for its radical... $15 an hour
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          Music Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Social Studies Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Math Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Special Education Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          English Language Arts Teacher (Middle School) - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Clinical Social Worker (Bilingual) – Elementary School - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
TEP Social Workers serve as the primary coordinators of mental health services for TEP students and families, design and implement programs that promote social... $80,000 a year
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          Bus Monitor - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Coordinates seating of kindergarten students as required by State Transportation Guidelines. Successful completion of NYSED and NYCDOE mandated certification....
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          Custodian/Facilities Maintenance - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Perform minor repair work including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, painting, and carpentry. Perform special projects during school breaks that may... $17 an hour
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          Security Ambassador - The Equity Project Charter School - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Completion of a security guard training course approved by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice or equivalent.... $20 an hour
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          MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT MANAGER - Dollar Tree - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Assist the Store Manager in protecting and securing all company assets, including store cash. Process all SSC Corporate directives including Pull and Hold...
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          OPERATIONS ASSISTANT MANAGER - Dollar Tree - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Assist the Store Manager in protecting and securing all company assets, including store cash. Assist in the management of cashiering activities to ensure all...
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          SALES FLOOR ASSOCIATE - Dollar Tree - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Handle all sales transactions while operating assigned cash register. General math skills to allow for cash accounting....
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          Help Wanted - Real Photos - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sales Associate - Staples - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,...
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          Pharmacy Technician - healthy heights pharmacy inc. - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
In search for a Pharmacist tech for brand new pharmacy in Washington Heights. Please forward all resumes. Interviews will be starting asap. Spanish... $25,000 - $150,000 a year
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          Check Out French Montana And Drake In The Star Studded “No Stylist” Video      Cache   Translate Page      

 Coke Boys/Bad Boy/Epic Records rapper, French Montana shares the anxiously awaited music video for his latest single “No Stylist” [feat. Drake]. Living up to the fiery, flashy, and fly spirit of the track, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum producer, rapper, influencer, and philanthropist welcomes a cross-generational all-star cast of hip-hop heavyweights to stunt throughout New York City with […]

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          New York Giants believe breakout is near despite 1-4 record      Cache   Translate Page      

It's hard to say whether the New York Giants are engaging in wishful thinking or there is something to their optimism these days

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NY-New York City, 3+ month temporary paralegal assignment at top-tier law firm. The paralegal will support the Corporate Finance group. Responsibilities will include general corporate housekeeping, entity formation, drafting / filing / ordering UCCs, ordering lien searches and charting of liens, and assisting with closings and closing binders. College degree required, 5+ years of corporate paralegal experience pref
          Eklund Opera Presents Timeless and Timely WEST SIDE STORY      Cache   Translate Page      

The University of Colorado Boulder's Eklund Opera Program will present Leonard Bernstein's iconic "West Side Story" in Macky Auditorium Oct. 26-28 as part of the CU Bernstein at 100 celebration.

"West Side Story" reimagines Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in 1950s New York City. Two star-crossed lovers from different backgrounds fight to keep their relationship alive in the midst of a bitter rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets, a pair of gangs vying for their own pieces of Manhattan.

"This is a story about people-mostly children of immigrants, like most of us-who have claimed a territory as their own. New groups who look different and have different cultures migrate to new cities. And they are treated as the enemy," said Stage Director and Director of the Eklund Opera Program Leigh Holman.

When "West Side Story" premiered in the '60s, the historical context was clear: U.S. citizens from Puerto Rico migrated to New York City in exponential numbers after World War II, causing a shift in cultural norms in Manhattan. But Assistant Director Javier Abreu believes the tensions shared onstage are still timely.

"It really can be applied today to the ways we relate to people," said Abreu. "It's a story about trying to accept the things we don't understand and seeing the value in things that are different from what we know."

"It's such a humanistic approach to [performing] the show," fellow Assistant Director Erin Hodgson agreed. "It's really easy in this show to say, it's [Sharks] versus [Jets] and these are the bad people, but no one is really at fault here. This is just the situation that everybody's stumbled into, and this is how this group of people is dealing with it."

"Never before-since the '60s when the film came out-has there been a more important story for us to hear and see," said Holman.

For fans of the story looking to dive deeper into its background, audiences are invited to several free CU Bernstein at 100 events in anticipation of Eklund Opera's production of "West Side Story."

On Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., Holman will be joined by film historian and Chair of the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz-author of the only scholarly book on the film-for a brief presentation on the challenges of adapting "West Side Story" to the screen. Piano professor and Bernstein specialist Andrew Cooperstock will also join to discuss the movie's impact, popularity, controversy and longevity with American audiences. Immediately after, at 3 p.m., audiences are invited to attend a free screening of the film. Finally, there is a free discussion and first look at the Eklund Opera production on Oct. 24 at noon.

Tickets for all performance dates available online.

PHOTO: Christine Honein (as Maria) and Patrick Bessenbacher (as Tony) in Eklund Opera's "West Side Story" (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder)


          Assistant Manager/Mashgiach - Yeshiva University - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
Operate small motor vehicle for the purpose of restocking vending machines. Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts...
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          Are stretch limos safe? (Business)      Cache   Translate Page      
A deadly crash involving a stretched limousine-style SUV in New York state over the weekend has put a spotlight on safety concerns around the modified vehicles, but industry players maintain they&#39;re safe. On Saturday the limousine, built from a 2001 Ford Excursion, ran a stop sign, crossed three...
          Weinstein due in court (World)      Cache   Translate Page      
Harvey Weinstein is due in court as a New York judge weighs his bid to have some or all of his sexual assault case thrown out. A court spokesman says Judge James Burke will deliver a partial ruling on defence motions at Thursday&#39;s hearing. The disgraced movie mogul&#39;s next court date had been...
          This $10 Kitchen Find Cut My Meal Prep Time in Half      Cache   Translate Page      

I'll be honest: I don't get hyped about kitchen wares very often. Sure the occasional blender or zoodle-maker will come along and get me hyped for a week or two, but rarely does a non-traditional utensil stay in my lone kitchen drawer for long. (I know, one drawer—New York City kitchens are crazy.)

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          The New Editor-in-Chief of Out Magazine's Cool Brooklyn Apartment — House Tour      Cache   Translate Page      

Name: Phillip Picardi and Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey
Location: Downtown Brooklyn — New York
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

Phillip and his partner Darien live in a luxury high rise apartment building in Downtown Brooklyn. "I hate to admit this, but we could never go back," Darien laughed when talking about the perks of living in this space. The airy apartment features high ceilings, modern finishes, and amazing views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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          Google brings back its pop-up shops to show off its new lineup of products      Cache   Translate Page      

To show off its slew of new products, Google will open up pop-up shops in New York and Chicago starting October 18. The company also introduced a customer service and delivery program, along with a partnership with tech retailer, "b8ta."

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          Safety Blitz with Malcolm Jenkins: 'I would say our backs are against the wall'      Cache   Translate Page      
Now, the Eagles are 2-3, facing a New York Giants team that is 1-4 on a short week. If the Giants lose again, their season, already spiraling downward, may be done. It's similar to the desperate situation the Vikings were faced with last Sunday when they came to Lincoln Financial Field.
          NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 6 edition      Cache   Translate Page      
Week 5 of the NFL season is in the books, and we saw the New York Giants fall to 1-4, so there are no new obituaries this week. The NFC East does not have a single team with a winning record, and the NFC as a whole only has four.
          Home Hub hands-on: Google’s camera-free answer to Amazon’s Echo Show      Cache   Translate Page      

Google held a product event in New York City this morning, you might have heard. It announced a bunch of stuff, including new flagship smartphones — the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL — and the Pixel Slate, its first Chrome OS tablet. But the Google Home Hub proved as equally attention-grabbing. We went hands-on […]

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          Everything announced at the 2018 Made by Google event      Cache   Translate Page      

Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh took to the stage at Google’s annual consumer hardware event in New York City today to introduce a suite of new Google-branded products. Above: Hardware chief Rick Osterloh takes to the stage at the 2018 Made by Google event in New York. In truth, we already knew more or less […]

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          Graphic & Web Design Intern - Araca Merchandise L.P. - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Weekday Trumpdate: Nikki Haley Gets the Fuck Out, Trump Tweets "Multilayered Nonsense"      Cache   Translate Page      
Maybe Ivanka will go to the UN. by Chase Burns
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Another day, another Trumpddate. Was it really just a week ago that the NY Times's bombshell reporting on Trump's finances came out? Whatever happened with all that? Oh yeah. Nothing.

The big news of today, so far, is that Nikki Haley—"one of Trump’s many dignity beards," as Rich Smith calls her—is leaving her position as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. From CBS News:

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Trump announced in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Haley's replacement is unclear, although Mr. Trump said he will likely select the new ambassador in the next two or three weeks.

Haley told reporters she will not run for office in 2020 and instead campaign for the president, in an attempt to quash speculation that she might chart her own political course challenging him.

[...]

Mr. Trump said a number of people would like to do Haley's job, and claimed it's a more "glamorous" position than it was a couple years ago.

Who will take that glam position? Maybe someone from Goldman Sachs! From CNBC:

Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, has had discussions with senior members of the administration about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

But maybe Ivanka will take Haley's place! Per NBC News:

"How good would Ivanka be?" he asked rhetorically before dismissing the idea.

"I think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn't mean [I would name her]," Trump said. "I would be accused of nepotism." He added that he thought there was no one "more competent in the world" than Ivanka Trump.

Yeah... that wouldn't just be nepotism:


But wait wait wait! Why is Haley leaving if she's not trying to run for president? Are we supposed to buy that she's just tired? Maybe it has something to do with this... per HuffPo:

A watchdog organization is calling for an investigation into seven private flights taken by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that were paid for by South Carolina business executives.

The 2017 flights, which Haley listed on her public financial disclosure report this year, were between New York, Washington and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, where she was governor before joining the Trump administration. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the flights were likely worth about $24,000 and should be investigated by the State Department’s inspector general.

While the Haley news was breaking, Trump tweeted this nonsense:

The Washington Post breaks it down:

The tweet appears to be rare multilayered nonsense. Nonsense within older nonsense.

The base layer is the false premise that hundreds of protesters who swarmed the Capitol during Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings were “paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” as Trump put it in another pronouncement last week, in contradiction to all known facts.

Onto this original falsehood, Trump has now stacked the baffling claim that the paid protesters were not, in fact, paid — “they haven’t gotten their checks,” as he wrote.

This is the conundrum the world is trying to solve.

They go on to decipher the whole mess here.

His Twitter today hasn't been complete multilayered nonsense*. He's also getting out the vote:


*Well, the "Vote.GOP" part definitely counts as multilayered nonsense.

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KTS Ngô Viết Nam Sơn: "Xét bối cảnh TP.HCM, cơ sở hạ tầng của chúng ta vẫn chưa đầy đủ, Metro đang bị ngưng lại, thành phố ngập nước, bãi đậu xe thiếu, bệnh viện trường học thiếu trầm trọng,... thì cần phải xem xét lại việc có nên ưu tiên xây dựng nhà hát trong thời điểm này không?"

"Đã xây dựng thì phải xứng tầm với TP.HCM. Nếu chưa có tiền thì quy hoạch để đó từ từ xây, không nên vội vàng", KTS Ngô Viết Nam Sơn nói. 


Ngày 8/10, tại kỳ họp thứ 10 HĐND TP.HCM khoá IX (kỳ họp bất thường), đại biểu đã thông qua dự án xây dựng nhà hát Giao hưởng, Nhạc và Vũ kịch.

Đây là nhà hát đạt tiêu chuẩn quốc tế, đặt tại Khu đô thị mới Thủ Thiêm (quận 2). Dự án có tổng mức đầu tư hơn 1.508 tỷ đồng từ nguồn thu bán đấu giá khu đất 23 Lê Duẩn (quận 1). Nhà hát có quy mô 1.700 chỗ, gồm hai khán phòng lớn và nhỏ. Thời gian thực hiện trong giai đoạn 2018-2022.

Sau khi HĐND TP.HCM thông qua dự án này, rất nhiều ý kiến xoay quanh việc nên hay không dùng 1.500 tỷ để xây nhà hát. Zing.vn có cuộc trao đổi với KTS Ngô Viết Nam Sơn xoay quanh vấn đề này.


Cần sử dụng ngân sách 1.500 tỷ hiệu quả


Theo KTS Ngô Viết Nam Sơn, TP.HCM chưa có nhà hát Giao hưởng, Nhạc và Vũ kịch đúng tiêu chuẩn, việc xây dựng nhà hát lớn với đô thị như TP.HCM là cần thiết. Thủ Thiêm cũng là vị trí phù hợp để xây dựng nhà hát.

Tuy nhiên, ông Sơn băn khoăn liệu quyết định từ HĐND đưa ra có vội vàng. "Đại biểu biểu quyết xây nhà hát phải có sự cân nhắc thấu đáo. Kỳ họp bất thường, đại biểu HĐND trước khi quyết định phải được tư vấn đúng. Tôi không biết là họ có được cung cấp thông tin đầy đủ để quyết định hay không?", ông Nam Sơn nói.

KTS cho rằng 1.500 tỷ là số tiền lớn, làm được rất nhiều việc. Trong bối cảnh TP.HCM đang gặp nhiều vấn đề về ngân sách thì việc sử dụng số tiền lớn này cần phải được cân nhắc thật kỹ lưỡng.

"Thành phố đang thiếu hụt ngân sách thì việc dùng 1.500 tỷ đầu tư vào mục đích gì rất quan trọng. Có nên dùng để xây dựng nhà hát liền hay không? Trong danh sách các công trình ưu tiên xây dựng của thành phố hiện nay thì nhà hát này có thật sự xứng đáng ở vị trí đầu không?", vị KTS băn khoăn.

Nhà hát Lincoln Center (Mỹ). Ảnh: Nycplugged .


Bên cạnh đó, ông Sơn cũng nhận định việc đề xuất xây dựng này quá vội vàng, chưa có kế hoạch tốt. Quy mô nhà hát 1.700 chỗ ở một khu đất hẹp là không đúng tầm với TP.HCM. KTS cho rằng với tầm cỡ đô thị như TP.HCM thì nếu làm, phải dành khu vực văn hóa diện tích từ 2-3 ha trở lên, tạo thành khu biểu diễn nghệ thuật cao cấp, có cả trong nhà, ngoài trời, có đủ các bộ môn nghệ thuật biểu diễn.

"Nhà hát chỉ có 1.700 chỗ trên một miếng đất nhỏ thì theo tôi đây là quy hoạch chưa đúng tầm với khu trung tâm đô thị mới của TP.HCM. Tham khảo Trung tâm biểu diễn nghệ thuật Lincoln Center của New York (Mỹ), gồm khoảng 30 khu biểu diễn nghệ thuật lớn nhỏ, trong nhà lẫn ngoài trời, với quy mô từ 30 đến 3.900 chỗ, thì nhóm công trình văn hóa nghệ thuật tại trung tâm Thủ Thiêm có thể nhỏ hơn nhiều, nhưng nên quy hoạch tại vị trí cảnh quan đẹp, như ven sông hồ để làm điểm nhấn đô thị", ông Sơn bày tỏ.

KTS Ngô Viết Nam Sơn cũng cho rằng không chỉ có giao hưởng, nhạc kịch mà các bộ môn khác như cải lương, chèo, hát bội,... ở TP.HCM vẫn chưa có không gian để sinh hoạt. Do đó, cần cân nhắc lại quy hoạch để có quần thể nhà hát đa năng.

"Đã xây dựng thì phải xứng tầm với TP.HCM. Nếu chưa có tiền thì quy hoạch để đó từ từ xây, chứ không nên vội vàng. Trong giai đoạn hiện nay thì nhà hát mới chưa phải là ưu tiên hàng đầu", KTS nhấn mạnh.


Nhà hát có giúp Thủ Thiêm phát triển?


Tại kỳ họp, Chủ tịch HĐND TP.HCM Nguyễn Thị Quyết Tâm nhấn mạnh dự án nhà hát rất quan trọng cho sự phát triển, nâng cao đời sống người dân thành phố. Bà khẳng định đây là dự án có tầm vóc thế kỷ.

Phó chủ tịch thành phố Lê Thanh Liêm cũng nhấn mạnh tầm quan trọng của dự án này, bởi TP.HCM là đô thị văn minh, hiện đại, là đầu mối giao lưu kinh tế, văn hóa, khoa học kỹ thuật và nhiều giá trị khác nên rất cần một công trình văn hóa xứng tầm.

KTS Nam Sơn chia sẻ muốn TP.HCM phát triển thì chắc chắn Thủ Thiêm - nơi chọn để xây dựng nhà hát, cũng phải phát triển theo. Tuy nhiên, ông cho rằng việc xây dựng nhà hát không là yếu tố quan trọng giúp kích thích phát triển Thủ Thiêm, bằng việc dùng ngân sách đó đầu tư vào hạ tầng.

"Điều mà Thủ Thiêm cần ngay bây giờ, có lẽ không phải là nhà hát mà là xây cầu và hạ tầng. 1.500 tỷ có thể xây được 2-3 cầu. Xây cầu giúp kích thích Thủ Thiêm hơn nhà hát nhiều. Thủ Thiêm phát triển thì TP lợi gì? Đó là TP thoát nợ. Bởi mỗi ngày Thủ Thiêm vẫn đang phải trả 3-5 tỷ đồng tiền lãi. Giá trị vùng đất Thủ Thiêm tăng lên nhờ có hạ tầng và quy hoạch kết nối tốt, thì tự nó sẽ thu hút nhà đầu tư đến xây dựng dự án, là những người sẽ giúp trả nợ cho Thủ Thiêm. Thậm chí sau này khi Thủ Thiêm phát triển tốt, có thể thu hút đầu tư xây nhà hát bằng nguồn vốn xã hội hóa, mà TP không cần phải chi ngân sách", KTS chia sẻ quan điểm..

Ông Sơn chỉ ra ở các nước, việc xây dựng nhà hát thường được tiến hành sau cùng, khi mọi thứ ở nước họ đã ổn định. KTS dẫn chứng tại Mỹ, Trung tâm biểu diễn nghệ thuật Lincoln Center ở New York chỉ được xây khi TP này đã ổn về mặt hạ tầng, bệnh viện, trường học đầy đủ. Hay như tại Pháp, nhà hát mới Opera Bastille cũng "mọc" lên khi Paris đã ổn định về nhu cầu hạ tầng xã hội, chứ trước đây nước này không đặt vấn đề xây nhà hát mà họ tận dụng những gì đang có, bao gồm Nhà hát Opera Garnier cũ.


Thủ Thiêm cần được quy hoạch ở bờ Đông và bờ Tây. Ảnh: Lê Quân.

Xét bối cảnh TP.HCM, vị KTS cho rằng cơ sở hạ tầng của chúng ta vẫn chưa đầy đủ, Metro đang bị ngưng lại, thành phố ngập nước, bãi đậu xe thiếu, bệnh viện trường học thiếu trầm trọng,... thì cần phải xem xét lại việc có nên ưu tiên xây dựng nhà hát trong thời điểm này không?

Ông cũng nói thêm cần ưu tiên trích một phần ngân sách này cho việc gấp rút điều chỉnh quy hoạch hai bờ Đông - Tây, khu trung tâm theo một dự án duy nhất, vì ba lý do chính. Thứ nhất, hiện nay phát triển thực tế tại khu trung tâm đã không phù hợp định hướng quy hoạch. Thứ hai, việc tách quy hoạch hai bờ Đông - Tây thành hai dự án quy hoạch riêng là sai lầm chiến lược lớn, dẫn đến việc phát triển thiếu bền vững ở bờ Tây và việc bờ Đông không thu hút được nguồn vốn lớn xã hội hóa. Thứ ba, việc phê duyệt quy hoạch 2 bờ đã trên 5 năm, đã tới thời điểm điều chỉnh quy hoạch lại.

"Xét hiệu quả thì càng cần quy hoạch lại nơi đây vì đi sai hướng. Thủ Thiêm là khu đô thị mới, trung tâm tài chính nhưng giờ chỉ thấy địa ốc. Bờ Tây phải bảo tồn di sản thì chỉ toàn nhà cao tầng ven sông. Kinh phí cho việc nghiên cứu kỹ hiện trạng và điều chỉnh lại quy hoạch khu trung tâm đô thị mới trên 2 bờ Đông - Tây của sông Sài Gòn theo một quy hoạch thống nhất (gồm quy hoạch trước đây của Sasaki và Nikken Sekkei) dự kiến tốn khoảng 30-50 tỷ. Việc nghiên cứu điều chỉnh lại quy hoạch gắn kết với kế hoạch thực hiện theo các giai đoạn là rất quan trọng, vì đây là điều kiện giúp khu trung tâm TP phát triển hài hòa và bền vững hơn", KTS phân tích.

Đó là những vấn đề mà HĐND cần thảo luận trước khi xem xét lại quyết định cho việc sử dụng ngân sách 1.500 tỷ này.



KTS Ngô Viết Nam Sơn là chuyên gia quy hoạch kiến trúc tại Bắc Mỹ và Việt Nam. Ông có 30 năm kinh nghiệm làm quy hoạch và kiến trúc ở nhiều nơi trên thế giới, từng tham gia quy hoạch và thiết kế nhiều dự án lớn như Khu đô thị mới Nam Sài Gòn, Khu đô thị Bắc Hà Nội, quy hoạch Khu đô thị mới Filinvest và nhà ga sân bay quốc tế Aquino (Philippines), Phố Đông và hai bờ sông Hoàng Phố (Thượng Hải, Trung Quốc), thành phố Kyoto Thế kỷ 21 (Nhật Bản), dự án phát triển Le Havre (Montreal, Canada)…




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Dân trí: Hình ảnh, thể diện và tham vọng mở rộng ảnh hưởng của Trung Quốc tại các tổ chức quốc tế có thể sẽ bị ảnh hưởng sau khi Bắc Kinh âm thầm bắt Chủ tịch Interpol Mạnh Hoành Vĩ để điều tra về cáo buộc tham nhũng.


Ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ (trái) và Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình tại phiên họp toàn thể của Interpol ở Bắc Kinh năm 2017 (Ảnh: Kyodo)



Một năm trước, tại phiên họp toàn thể của Interpol ở Bắc Kinh, Chủ tịch Interpol Mạnh Hoành Vĩ đã ngồi dưới lắng nghe bài phát biểu của Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình. Phát biểu trước 1.000 đại biểu về dự phiên họp, ông Tập tự hào tuyên bố rằng Trung Quốc sẽ đóng vai trò ngày càng quan trọng trong hệ thống hành pháp toàn cầu. Ông cũng khẳng định Trung Quốc là một trong những quốc gia an toàn nhất thế giới và luôn “tuân thủ các nguyên tắc quốc tế”.

Ngày 8/10, Bộ trưởng Bộ Công an Trung Quốc Triệu Khắc Trí đã tuyên bố trong cuộc họp gồm các quan chức an ninh cấp cao tại Bắc Kinh rằng, Chủ tịch Mạnh Hoành Vĩ bị cáo buộc nhận hối lộ và một số tội danh khác. Những người chỉ trích nói rằng lẽ ra ông Mạnh phải bị “phanh phui” từ trước khi được bổ nhiệm làm lãnh đạo Interpol hồi năm 2016.

Câu hỏi lớn nhất được đặt ra xung quanh số phận của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ là tại sao chính quyền Trung Quốc chấp thuận vạch trần một nhà lãnh đạo mà Bắc Kinh từng ủng hộ để đưa lên vị trí dẫn dắt Interpol - tổ chức kết nối hoạt động hành pháp của 192 quốc gia trên toàn thế giới.

Cả Bộ trưởng Triệu và Bộ Ngoại giao Trung Quốc đều không cung cấp thông tin chi tiết về tội trạng của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ. Họ cũng không nói rõ rằng liệu các hành vi phạm pháp của ông Mạnh diễn ra trước hay sau khi ông nhậm chức chủ tịch Interpol.

Vụ việc của Chủ tịch Interpol Mạnh Hoành Vĩ do Ủy ban Giám sát Quốc gia Trung Quốc trực tiếp điều tra và đưa ra cáo buộc. Cơ quan này mới được thành lập từ tháng 3 năm nay nhằm mục đích tăng cường các chiến dịch chống tham nhũng của Trung Quốc. Các tòa án và công tố viên Trung Quốc thường thuận theo các quyết định của đảng và hiếm khi phủ nhận kết quả từ các nhà điều tra chống tham những. Mặc dù Trung Quốc chưa công bố quá trình xét xử, song việc bắt giữ ông Mạnh gần như đồng nghĩa với việc chủ tịch Interpol đã bị kết tội.

Sau vài ngày im lặng, đặc biệt sau cuộc họp báo bất thường tại Pháp của vợ ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ để cung cấp cho truyền thông các thông tin liên quan tới sự biến mất bí ẩn của chồng, Trung Quốc mới thừa nhận rằng nước này đang điều tra ông Mạnh và đưa đơn từ chức của ông này lên Interpol.



Bà Grace Mạnh (đứng), vợ ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ, tổ chức họp báo tại Pháp để cung cấp thông tin về sự biến mất bí ẩn của chồng (Ảnh: AFP)


Mạnh Hoành Vĩ đã trở thành một trong những ví dụ điển hình nhất cho thấy các quan chức Trung Quốc khó có thể “thoát tội” dưới tầm kiểm soát của Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình, ngay cả khi người đó là lãnh đạo cấp cao nhất của các tổ chức toàn cầu.

Theo New York Times, việc bổ nhiệm ông Mạnh vào vị trí chủ tịch Interpol cũng như việc bắt giữ ông gần như chắc chắn phải có sự đồng ý của Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình. Bộ Công an Trung Quốc là một trong những trụ cột chính của đảng Cộng sản Trung Quốc và việc ông Mạnh, thứ trưởng Bộ Công an, tham nhũng sẽ bị coi là hành động phản bội về chính trị.

Tại cuộc họp hôm 8/10, Bộ trưởng Công an Trung Quốc Triệu Khắc Trí đã ngụ ý rằng các hành vi sai trái của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ là một phần “tàn dư” còn sót lại của thời kỳ Chu Vĩnh Khang - cựu Ủy viên Thường vụ Bộ Chính trị, cựu Bộ trưởng Công an Trung Quốc. Dù đã về hưu nhưng vào năm 2015, ông Chu vẫn bị đưa ra tòa và chịu án chung thân vì tội lạm quyền, nhận hối lộ và làm lộ bí mật quốc gia.

Bộ trưởng Triệu khẳng định vụ việc của ông Mạnh hoàn toàn ông cố tình đi sai đường và “chỉ nên đổ lỗi cho chính mình”. “Điều đó cho thấy không có bất kỳ sự ưu ái đặc biệt hay trường hợp ngoại lệ nào trước pháp luật”, ông Triệu nhấn mạnh.

Chỉ vài tuần trước khi bị bắt, khi đang ở định cao của sự nghiệp, ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ vẫn nỗ lực nâng cao hình ảnh quốc tế của Trung Quốc cũng như cam kết của Bắc Kinh đối với hệ thống hành pháp. Là chủ tịch của Interpol, ông Mạnh thường xuyên có những bài phát biểu với nội dụng thúc đẩy các ưu tiên của Interpol và sự đóng góp của Trung Quốc đối với các ưu tiên này.


Nguy cơ đối với Trung Quốc

Ông Mạnh từng là thứ trưởng Bộ Công an Trung Quốc (Ảnh: China News)



Dù xảy ra trường hợp nào đi chăng nữa, sự biến mất bí ẩn và đột ngột của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ trong thời gian qua đã gieo rắc tâm lý lo ngại, bất ổn đối với các quan chức Trung Quốc cũng như những tổ chức quốc tế đang ngày càng trao quyền lãnh đạo nhiều hơn cho người Trung Quốc. Đây cũng là một đòn nặng nề mà Trung Quốc tự giáng vào những nỗ lực của mình trong việc mở rộng vai trò lãnh đạo của Bắc Kinh đối với các vấn đề toàn cầu.

“Thử tưởng tượng nếu Trung Quốc bằng cách nào đó, vào một ngày nào đó, giữ vị trí tổng thư ký Liên Hợp Quốc. Rồi sau đó ông tổng thư ký này đột nhiên biến mất. Việc Trung Quốc ngang nhiên hành động vượt ra ngoài khuôn khổ của các chuẩn mực quốc tế thực sự đáng quan ngại”, Michael Caster, nhà nghiên cứu ở Bangkok chuyên theo dõi hệ thống pháp lý Trung Quốc, nhận định.

Paul Haenle, giám đốc Trung tâm Chính sách toàn cầu Carnegie-Tsinghua ở Bắc Kinh, sự biến mất đột ngột của ông Mạnh đã tạo ra làn sóng chấn động trong cộng đồng quốc tế, khiến những người chỉ trích tin rằng Trung Quốc không phải là nước phù hợp với các vai trò lãnh đạo quan trọng trên thế giới.

“Rất khó tưởng tượng rằng có bất kỳ tổ chức quốc tế nào khác sẵn sàng trao quyền lãnh đạo cho một công dân Trung Quốc. Sao họ có thể tin được chuyện này sẽ không lặp lại”, ông Paul nói.

Theo giới phân tích, vụ việc của ông Mạnh cho thấy không có bất kỳ người nào được xem là “bất khả xâm phạm” trong chiến dịch chống tham nhũng của Trung Quốc. Tuy nhiên, vụ việc cũng làm dấy lên nhiều quan ngại về vai trò của các quan chức Trung Quốc khi họ đảm nhận các chức vụ lãnh đạo tại các tổ chức quốc tế.

“Vụ việc này chưa từng có tiền lệ. Nó cho thấy những nỗ lực ngày càng tăng của Bắc Kinh trong việc giải quyết các vấn đề tham nhũng nghiêm trọng liên quan tới những con hổ, hay còn gọi là các quan chức ở cấp rất cao. Đây cũng là mối lo ngại đối với các quan chức khác của Trung Quốc cũng như các tổ chức quốc tế khác vì họ có thể cũng nằm trong tầm ngắm”, Marc Lanteigne, chuyên gia về chính trị Trung Quốc và các tổ chức quốc tế tại Đại học Massey ở New Zealand nhận định.

Trong những năm gần đây, Trung Quốc ngày càng dành nhiều sự quan tâm tới việc tham gia vào các tổ chức đa phương. Nhiều người Trung Quốc đang nắm giữ các vị trí cấp cao tại các cơ quan thuộc Liên Hợp Quốc và Ngân hàng thế giới. Tuy nhiên, theo nhà nghiên cứu Abigail Grace tại Trung tâm An ninh mới của Mỹ, vụ việc của ông Mạnh cho thấy các quan chức Trung Quốc không thể tự hành động độc lập trong khuôn khổ các tổ chức quốc tế. Thay vào đó, họ luôn nằm dưới sự kiểm soát của chính quyền Bắc Kinh.

Theo bà Grace, vụ việc của ông Mạnh cũng cho thấy Trung Quốc coi những ưu tiên về chống tham nhũng quan trọng hơn sức ép từ cộng đồng quốc tế. “Rõ ràng, họ cố ý muốn giữ cho vụ việc này kín đáo nhất có thể. Họ xem đây là vấn đề nội bộ”, bà Grace nói về sự thiếu minh bạch của Bắc Kinh khi bắt giữ chủ tịch Interpol.

Thành Đạt

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