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          オーストラリア国税局との紛争解決支援、小企業向け機関設立。      Cache   Translate Page      


アジア経済ニュースNNA ASIAは2018年12月03日に、オーストラリアのモリソン首相(Prime Minister, Scott Morrisonn)は、小企業がATO(Australian Taxation Office/オーストラリア国税局)との紛争の解決を容易にするための支援策として、新たに第三者機関を設立すると発表した。

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オーストラリアの経済新聞「AFR(The Australian Financial Review/オーストラリアン・ファイナンシャル・レビュー)」が2018年11月30日に、ATOが中小企業を不当に扱っているとの報道を受け、連邦政府は今年前半に調査を行っていたと伝えた。

連邦政府のASBFEO(Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman/小企業・家内企業オンブズマン)内に「SBCS(Small Business Concierge Service/スモール・ビジネス・コンシェルジェ・サービス)」を設立し、AAT(Administrative Appeals Tribunal/行政控訴裁判所)に対する控訴を行うまでの手続きを支援する。

政府はまた、AAT内に「Small Business Taxation Division(スモール・ビジネス・タクセーション・ディビジョン)」を設立し、個々の事例についての控訴が完了するまで手助けする。

基準となる申請料はA$(豪ドル)500(約4万1,500円)で、聴聞会から28日以内に判決が下される。

CSBA(Council Of Small Business Of Australia/オーストラリア小事業主協会)のストロング(Peter Strong)代表は、ATOの水準は世界に通用するとした上で、政府の改革は小企業が不当に扱われた場合に助けになると歓迎した。
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It's been unseasonably cool in my part of the world. Usually December is hot and the air conditioner is already blowing a cool breeze indoors by 8am. But this year the cool spell has lasted longer than I can remember. I had the heating (!!) on over the weekend and there's been rain too. It feels like a European spring to me which is not helpful -I'm somehow always seasonally confused. I'm hardwired to 'experience' December as a winter event and always get taken by surprise when true summer shows up, no matter how long I live in a hot, dry climate. However, despite all that, today's inspiration is characteristically Australian. Look at these glorious birds!
They're called Rainbow Lorikeets, although I wrongly called them Rosellas for years until someone corrected me. The Rosella is also very brightly coloured native bird but they have different markings. They're here everyday. I've been unable to photograph them until now because of the strong glare in the mornings which have made all my pics so far look like this one below. There's probably a lens or camera setting to deal with this kind of thing, but I'm too lazy to find out what it is.  
Luckily for me, it's been so gloomy and overcast in the mornings this past week that the pics suddenly started looking worthwhile again and I snapped these. Boy, can they chirp! They're a noisy bunch. There's a whole flock of them that fly overhead at around 7am, but only 2 of them come down together into my backyard. I think the rest must try their luck in different gardens, so I wonder why this couple keep trying out mine. They hate this tree! They always nibble at the fruit and then spit it out and stomp around a bit in disgust! The next day, they try again. I'm wondering when they're going to give up..
Nature is a huge inspiration for me. I can sit and just observe a plant or animal for hours, enjoying every little detail. These birds are a riot of colour. I am constantly re-amazed by how vivid they appear in real life. And it still marvels me that something so natural is so brightly coloured. 

 I have no idea what this fruit is, it's completely inedible. It has no taste whatsoever - neither bitter or sweet, which is odd as I did think it was some kind of ornamental tree but wasn't able to narrow it down. I keep it around for the bird play and leaves, the texture on these leaves is stunning.
I'm actually thinking of creating an 'orange room' in my garden from heirloom flowering plants that bloom in everything from pale apricot hues to vivid red orange shades. Looking at these pics, I think it's about time I got that sorted. I feel like it's time to create a whole new inspiration cycle in the garden.
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          WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING      Cache   Translate Page      

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING By Andrew Bovell Directed by Jillian Robertson It’s raining. Gabriel York is awaiting the arrival of his grown son whom he hasn't seen since he was seven. "I know what he wants. He wants what all young men want from their fathers. He wants to know who he is. Where he comes from. Where he belongs. And for the life of me I don't know what to tell him." That's the beginning of this compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate. "Bovell…has created a quietly spellbinding puzzle of a universe that is as stealthily thrilling and defiantly mystical as it is catastrophically melancholy." —Newsday. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability bu.edu/cfa/season

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WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING By Andrew Bovell Directed by Jillian Robertson It’s raining. Gabriel York is awaiting the arrival of his grown son whom he hasn't seen since he was seven. "I know what he wants. He wants what all young men want from their fathers. He wants to know who he is. Where he comes from. Where he belongs. And for the life of me I don't know what to tell him." That's the beginning of this compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate. "Bovell…has created a quietly spellbinding puzzle of a universe that is as stealthily thrilling and defiantly mystical as it is catastrophically melancholy." —Newsday. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability bu.edu/cfa/season

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          People on the move including DDB, R/GA, GlaxoSmithKline and more      Cache   Translate Page      

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.

 

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GlaxoSmithKline

Diageo's global head of digital media partnerships, Jerry Daykin, is to depart for GlaxoSmithKline to become its media director for the region.

Carat

The ad agency has named Sean Healy as global chief strategy officer, to support the transformation of Carat as part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.

ISBA

The company has named Bobi Carley its head of TV and video. She will play a key role in the association’s advocacy agency and work closely with Steve Chester, director of media. Carley has experience at Disney, Viacom, Sky TV and ad agency Red Brick Road.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Chief strategy officer Alison Hoad is leaving the agency. Her position will not be replaced, but head of strategy Ben Shaw will oversee the planning department. Hoad came to BBH in 2017, and had spent 11 years at VMLY&R (then known as Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R).

Adam&Eve/DDB

Co-founders James Murphy and David Golding are leaving the agency to launch a new creative business. They depart five years after selling to Omnicom, and 10 years after starting the agency with Ben Priest and Jon Forsyth.

Ogilvy

Redundancy at the agency’s UK office has seen planning partner James Whatley leave the company. In his seven-year stint at Ogilvy UK, he has worked with clients like IBM, Land Rover and Converse.

Himsworth Scott

The reputation management law firm has promoted Lorna Caddy to director. Caddy has experience as an intellectual property and media lawyer, and last spent 13 years at Taylor Wessing.

The law firm also hired Steven Hudson, who has over a decade of experience practicing at media, sport and entertainment law firms Schillings and Harbottle & Lewis.

Proximity

Proximity London elevated Amanda Arthur to the newly-created position of vice president, data and analytics. Claire Tusler, the agency’s former data strategy partner, will replace Arthur as head of data and analytics.

Arthur has been with the company for five years, and Tesler has been at Proximity London for 10 years. The two will report to chief strategy officer Adam Fulford.

 

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Xaxis

Xaxis saw a slew of internal moves. The company named Atique Kazi vice president of business development for Xaxis Asia Pacific. Bharat Khatri is the new country lead for Xaxis India. Daniel Henriksen is now head of outcome media planning for Xasis Asia.

Lotame 

The data solutions company has announced the appointment of Fred Marthoz as managing director for the South East Asia (SEA) region.

Based out of the company’s Singapore office, Marthoz will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his role, Marthoz will be responsible for spearheading Lotame’s efforts across business lines and driving market growth for the SEA region.

Omnicom Media Group 

The group has promoted HeeYoun Yang to chief executive officer of Omnicom Media Group Korea. Previously the chief executive officer of PHD Korea, Yang will now oversee both the Group and OMD’s operations in Korea as well.

Zeno

The PR and communications company has chosen Ruby Fu for the newly-created position of president of Zeno China. Most recently, Fu was chief executive officer of Burson Marsteller in China and before that, spent seven years with Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Spectrum

The Singapore-based technology and innovation business club has hired Chris McPherson as its international chief executive officer to spearhead its expansion plans in Singapore and internationally. 

McPherson has previously held senior roles at Condeco, Intel, Raritan Asia Pacific, and LenovoEMC (previously Iomega).  

whiteGREY 

The agency has appointed Katie Firth to the newly-created position of national managing director, based in Melbourne.

Most recently the executive partner at TBWA\Melbourne, Firth brings more than 17 years’ experience across marketing, PR, events and activations, and advertising to the new role, teamed with a strong background in key sectors including automotive, travel and tourism, energy, financial services, and insurance. 

Chope

The restaurant booking and deals platform has appointed Sean Tan as chief operations officer. With Tan on board, previous chief operations officer Dinesh Balasingam moves to a new executive position driving Chope’s core bookings business unit as its regional business unit head, while Tan focuses on operations, strategy, and cross-functional initiatives across Chope’s eight Asia offices. 

Tan was previously chief business development officer and Singapore general manager of iProperty.com Group.

TBWA\Singapore

Tuomas Peltoniemi, the president of Asia for Digital Arts Network and innovation director at TBWA\Singapore, will be leaving his post to join R/GA as its executive vice president and managing director of APAC.

On the same day of Peltoniemi’s departure, TBWA announced it has moved Cyril Bedat back to its Singapore office from the United States and appointed him director of regional client partner and innovation.

Bedat returns to Singapore after spending two years at TBWA\Chiat Day in Los Angeles where he was the global business director. He previously spent a year at TBWA\Singapore as business director.

J Walter Thompson Hong Kong

The WPP-owned agency has appointed Matt Parry as its new managing director to work closely alongside recently-appointed executive creative director Carlos Camacho.

Parry was most recently business director and business unit general manager at at JWT Shanghai.

WPP AUNZ

WPP has appointed Sunita Gloster to the newly created role of chief customer officer as part of its growth agenda in Australia and New Zealand. Gloster joins from PwC’s CMO Advisory where she been a director and advisory board member since its inception

OMD Australia

The network has tapped Kasey Doran as head of strategy and product for Queensland. Doran will be responsible for developing innovative communications solutions and driving quality product output for the OMD Brisbane office. 

72andSunny

The agency has hired a new business development director in Tara Jaijee, who will be based in Australia, and work across both the Sydney and Singapore offices.

Jaijee joins the team from The Monkeys where she was the head of marketing. Prior to that, she led marketing and new business at creative agencies M&C Saatchi Group and DDB Group in Australia.

Prophet

The consultancy has announced the appointment of Eric Hor as an associate partner, based in its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong. 

Iris

The creative agency has promoted Jill Smith from business director to managing director of Iris Shanghai. Smith has been responsible for building Iris Shanghai’s unique offering over the past year, creating a strong digitally savvy team and a growing portfolio of multinational and domestic clients. In her previous role as business director, Smith was responsible for opportunity assessment and client portfolio development of the Shanghai office. 

 

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quench

The food and beverage marketing company hired Lorraine McGill to lead growth in firm’s new Chicago office. McGill previously served as account director at Grey in New York. She will oversee the Sun-Maid account for quench.

Sizmek

The ad tech firm has named Patrick Bevilacqua its head of global customer success, where he will oversee the company’s Customer Success group. He comes from MDC Media partners agency Assembly, where he was senior vice president of programmatic and data strategy.

DDB

Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide recently added to its US leadership. Azher Ahmed has been promoted to executive vice president, director of digital. Valerie Bengoa has been promoted to executive vice president, director of finance.

Both Ahmed and Bengoa will be responsible for DDB's three US offices: New York, Chicago and San Francisco. They will also be responsible for Tribal New York and Rodgers Townsend.

Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, and Bengoa has been with DDB since 1998.

Envoy

The design and innovation consultancy has announced three new hires. Josh Creter is the new vice president of technology; he previously served as chief technology officer at Counterpointing.

Julia Mooradian moves from VML to Envoy where she will serve as account director. Jay Cruz was the former creative director at Cuker; he will hold the same title at Envoy.

Mirum

The digital agency has promoted Demetrios Kontizas to vice president of technology. He will lead Mirum’s San Diego office and head all technology disciplines for the Salt Lake City office.

Marcus Thomas

The Cleveland-based agency named Garth Bender its new director of customer experience. Bender was mostly recently the relationship lead for Digitas’ Altria in Chicago, and has previously held roles at Havas Helia, Energy BBDO and Cramer-Krasselt.

Venables Bell & Partners

The independent ad agency made hires across creative and account management teams. Michael Chase has been promoted to director of brand management after serving as group brand director. Meredith Osterhoff, who joined VB&P in 2017, will take on the role of group brand director.

Gus Johnson and Byron del Rosario have both been named creative directors. Johnson joined n 2015, and del Rosario joined in 2009.

Aisha Hakim, who came to VB&P in 2015, has been elevated to senior art director. Jon Donaghy has been promoted to senior designer.

R/GA

The agency has named David Corns its senior vice president, managing director of its San Francisco office. Corn most recently led the brand management department at Venables Bell & Partners.

Young & Laramore

The Indianapolis-based creative agency has named Trevor Williams and Bryan Judkins co-group creative directors. Williams has worked with brands like Farm Bureau Insurance and Brizo; Judkins has worked with the likes of American Standard and Louisville Slugger. They will report to executive creative director Carolyn Hadlock.

Luci Creative

The Chicago-based design firm has hired Mark Ewing as its studio manager. He comes from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry where he served as senior project manager for 11 years.

Toth+Co

The independent branding and ad agency appointed Kimberlee Eten as its creative director. She will be based in New York and lead creative teams in New York and Boston. Eten worked at Toth+Co from 2001-2011 as design director.

Rabagast

The production company brought in Nico Buris to serve as managing director and executive producer for the company’s South American offices. Buris spent the last 20 years producing in his native Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. He previously worked as a producer at leading Spanish-speaking production house Landia.

Carbon

The Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company has named Dara Treseder its first chief marketer. Her last stop was at General Electric (GE), where she served as chief marketing officer of GE Ventures and GE Business Innovations.

The Martin Agency

The agency has promoted Matt Mattox to senior vice president, group account director. He previously held the role of SVP, group planning director. Mattox will lead the Geico account.

Wirewax

The interactive video technology company has hired Yvonne Cheng as its executive vice president of creative solutions. She has 14 years of experience on the creative side and has worked at Droga5, BBDO and Campfire. She recently ran creative strategy in the ad sales team at Tumblr and Yahoo.

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          AUD / USD. Calm RBA meeting and Australian optimism      Cache   Translate Page      

Today, the last meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the members of which did not present any surprises, took place. The regulator listed the existing risks and noted some progress, in particular in the labor market. But in general, the rhetoric was balanced, without any hints of a "hawkish" or "pigeon" character.

Nevertheless, the Australian dollar reacted positively to this meeting. In tandem with the American currency, it updated the multi-month highs, testing the 74th figure. In my opinion, such dynamics is only indirectly related to the December meeting of the RBA. The regulator retained the status quo, and for the development of the northern AUD / USD dynamics, more was not required of it. After all, the main locomotive of the growth of Aussie is China, or rather, the prospects for the American-Chinese truce.

The financial world reacted calmly enough to the outcome of the G-20 summit. Contrary to ghostly hopes, the United States and China did not make a trade deal, although the parties worked on developing it for several weeks. But in such a relatively short time, the working group failed to resolve large-scale contradictions, so the leaders of the superpowers had to hold a meeting at the G20 "in a warm friendly atmosphere", but without practical benefit. The fact that Trump agreed not to introduce new duties can be ignored, since he himself initiated them literally one week before the summit. In other words, the foreign exchange market reacted quite adequately to the results of the Argentine meeting, since the de facto parties only agreed to work on the draft transaction.

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The Australian dollar has become an exception in this context. Over the past ten years, China has been Australia's largest trading partner, both in export and in import. The second largest trading partner is the United States, bilateral trade between countries amounts to tens of billions of dollars. Therefore, many months of confrontation between the United States and China have a negative effect on the economy of the island nation, and the Australian dollar, in turn, painfully reacts to any manifestations of an escalation of a trade war. For example, when Trump announced his intention to introduce additional duties of $ 237 billion, the AUD / USD pair lost over a hundred points in a few hours.

Now that the light at the end of the tunnel was looming for AUD / USD traders, the Aussie shot overcoming strong resistance levels. This is despite the fact that negotiations at a high representative level (for example, the Chinese delegation will be headed by the Vice Premier of the PRC) will only begin on December 15, and now there is only the intention of the leaders of the countries to reach a compromise. Yesterday, US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, on one of the TV channels, said that the Chinese had expressed their willingness to open local markets for American business. He did not dwell on other details of the future deal, limiting himself to general phrases. Apparently, he himself is not sure about the results of the upcoming three-month negotiations and even more so he cannot know about specific compromise solutions. "Soon we will understand whether we can make a bargain," said Mnuchin.

But his "chief" Donald Trump was more optimistic in his assessments. Using the usual method of communication, Twitter, he said that the Argentine meeting with Xi Jinping was "just incredible." According to him, the Chinese will benefit greatly if the deal is concluded, and future relations will be built on equal terms.

Thus, the Australian dollar is growing "in advance", only on the optimism of the leaders of the United States and China, and also on the eve of bilateral negotiations. The position of the RBA allows the bulls AUD / USD to build up muscles. The regulator said today that it expects a gradual increase in wages and a gradual increase in inflation. In addition, the Central Bank stated that the labor market is still showing strong results, so the positive dynamics in this area will continue.

As a counterbalance to such optimistic estimates, the regulator added that household income growth rates are still low, while debt levels are quite high. This problem has already existed for a long time (at least a few years), but it does not bother the RBA enough to change the parameters of monetary policy towards easing. In other words, the weighted position of the Australian Central Bank against the background of the G20 totals allows Aussie to continue to demonstrate the northern mood.

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From a technical point of view, the situation is as follows. The price of AUD / USD is traded in an upward trend movement, which is confirmed by the fact that it is above the Kumo cloud of the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo indicator and all the lines of this indicator (on the daily chart). A confirmation of the bullish mood is the fact that the price is on the upper line of the Bollinger Bands indicator, which shows the expanded channel. In turn, the MACD and Stochastic oscillators also talk about the priority of the northern movement, as they are in the overbought area. Thus, the aim of the upward testing is the upper line of the Bollinger Bands indicator, which corresponds to the mark of 0.7450. The level of support is the Tenkan-sen line (on D1) and the mark of 0.7300.

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          "A study published in the journal Medical Hypotheses suggests HAFE (high altitude flatus..."      Cache   Translate Page      

A study published in the journal Medical Hypotheses suggests HAFE (high altitude flatus expulsion) is a bit more complex. Australian researchers found the farts occur at altitudes as low as 5,900 feet, and that flatus frequency tends to peak around eight and 11 hours after a rapid ascent. Rapid meaning you got there in a day from a much lower altitude. In this study, subjects went from about 1,000 to 5,900 feet in 40 minutes. (Average post-ascent expulsions per person: 14.)

“We speculate that the lag results because the increase in gas volume is not so much from expansion, as one might intuitively expect according to Boyle’s Law, but more from diffusion of CO2 into the intestinal lumen from the bloodstream,” researchers wrote.

“We’ve got carbon dioxide dissolved in the bloodstream,” says lead researcher Dr. Graham Slaney. “As the atmospheric pressure reduces, the gas that’s dissolved in the liquid will come out of that liquid. So essentially in the bowels, you’ll have more gas that will diffuse across into the gut and expand, obviously causing flatus.”



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பாற்பட் டொழுகப் பெறின்.

விளக்கம்:

பகைவர், நண்பர், அயலார் என்னும் பிரிவினர் தோறும் நீதி தவறாது பின்பற்றப்படுமானால் நடுவுநிலைமை என்று சொல்லப்படும் ஓர் அறம் மட்டுமே வாழ்க்கைக்குப் போதும்.

 பழமொழி

Stitch in time and save nine

பருவத்தே பயிர் செய்

இரண்டொழுக்க பண்புகள்

1. இயற்கை வளங்களான நீர், காற்று, நிலத்தை பாதுகாத்து என்னால் முடிந்த அளவு அவற்றை மாசு படுத்தாமல் இருப்பேன்.

2. மின்சாரம் போன்ற எரி பொருட்கள் வீணாக்காமல் சிக்கனமாக உபயோகிப்பேன்

 பொன்மொழி

பெண்களின் பங்களிப்பு இல்லாமல் வீட்டில் நல்ல வளர்ச்சியோ, மாற்றமோ உண்டாகாது.

   - பாரதியார்

பொதுஅறிவு

1. ராமன் மகசேசே விருது பெற்ற முதல் இந்தியர் யார்?

 ஆச்சாரியா வினோபா பாவே

2. இந்தியாவின் முதல் பெண் ஆளுநர் யார்?

 சரோஜினி நாயுடு

தினம் ஒரு பாரம்பரிய உணவுப் பொருளின் மகத்துவம்

பப்பாளி பழம்




1. பப்பாளி பழத்தை குழந்தைகளுக்கு அடிக்கடி கொடுத்து வந்தால், உடல் வளர்ச்சி விரைவாக இருக்கும். எலும்பு வளர்ச்சி, பல் உறுதி ஏற்படும்.

2. பப்பாளிக் காயை கூட்டாக செய்து உண்டு வர குண்டான உடல் படிப்படியாக மெலியும்.

3. பப்பாளிப் பழத்தை தொடர்ந்து சாப்பிட்டு வந்தால் கல்லீரல் வீக்கம் குறையும் வாய்ப்பு உள்ளது.

4. பப்பாளிப் பழத்தை தேனில் தோய்த்து உண்டு வந்தால், நரம்புத் தளர்ச்சி நோய் விரைவில் குணமாகும்.

English words and meaning

Quad.  ----  முற்றம்
Quaint.---- விந்தையான
Quadruple
நான்கு மடங்கு
Qualm. மயக்கம் ,மனசாட்சி
Quotient----- ஈவு

அறிவியல் விந்தைகள்

* குழந்தைகளின் உடலில் பெரியவர்கள் உடலில் இருப்பதை காட்டிலும் 100 எலும்புகள் அதிகம் உள்ளது.

* பொருட்களை வெப்பப் படுத்தினால் விரிவடையும். இதன் அடிப்படையில் ஈபில் கோபுரம் கோடை காலத்தில் 15 செ. மீ. உயர்ந்து விடும்.

* உலகின் 20% ஆக்ஸிஜன் அமேசான் காடுகளில் உற்பத்தி ஆகிறது

* சோடியம் எனும் தனிமம் அதிகம் வினை புரியும் தன்மை உடையது. இதன் விசேஷ தன்மை இதை தண்ணீரில் போட்டால் வெடிக்கும்

நீதிக்கதை

ஒரு அறிஞர் ஆராய்ச்சி நூல் ஒன்று எழுதுவதற்காக அமைதியான இடத்தைத் தேடிக் கொண்டிருந்தார். அவர் அறியாமல், அரக்கர்கள் இருந்த பள்ளத்தாக்கை தன் இடமாகத் தேர்ந்தெடுத்தார். கோபமடைந்த ஒரு அரக்கன் அவரைப் பார்த்துக் கேட்டான்.

“”யார் நீ? இந்த அமைதியான பள்ளத்தாக்கை கெடுக்க வந்தாயா?” என்றான்.


“”தயவு செய்து என்னை மன்னித்து விடு. நான் ஒரு அறிஞன். அமைதியான இடத்தைத் தேடிக் கொண்டிருந்தேன். அதனால், இங்கு வந்தேன்!” என்றார்.

“”இதற்கு ஒரு விலை நீ கொடுக்க வேண்டும். நான் உன்னைக் குரங்காக மாற்றி விடுவேன். அதுதான் உனக்குத் தண்டனை!” என்று அந்த அரக்கன் கூறினான்.

அடுத்த கணம், அந்தக் அறிஞர் குரங்காக மாறிவிட்டார். அவர் விம்மி விம்மி அழுதார். ஒரு மரத்திலிருந்து மற்றொரு மரத்திற்குத் தாவிக் கொண்டிருந்தார். குரங்குகளைப் போல் பழங்களைத் தின்று வந்தார்.

அவர் நகரத்தை அடைந்தார். அங்கு ஒரு கப்பல் பாக்தாத் பட்டணத்திற்குப் புறப்பட இருந்தது. அவர் அதில் தாவி ஏறினார். அதிலிருந்த பயணிகள் கூச்சலிட ஆரம்பித்தனர்.

“”குரங்கை வெளியே அனுப்புங்கள்; கொன்றுவிடுங்கள்!” என்று கத்தினர்.
கப்பலின் தலைவன் அந்த விலங்கிற்காக வருத்தப்பட்டுச் சொன்னார்.

“”வேண்டாம். அதுவும் நம்முடன் வரட்டும். யாருக்கும் அது தொந்தரவு தராதவாறு நான் பார்த்துக் கொள்கிறேன்!”

அந்தக் குரங்கு கப்பல் தலைவனுக்கு நன்றி உடையவனாய் இருந்தது. பாக்தாத்தில் ஒரு செய்தி பரவி இருந்தது. அரசருக்கு ஆலோசனை கூறுபவர் இறந்துவிட்டதாகவும், அரசர் அந்த இடத்திற்குத் தகுந்த ஆளைத் தேர்ந்தெடுக்க விரும்புவதாகவும் அறிவித்திருந்தார். இப்பதவியை விரும்புவோர் ஏதேனும் ஒரு செய்தியைத் தகுந்த முறையில் எழுதி அனுப்பலாம். அவற்றுள் எது மிகவும் நன்றாக உள்ளதோ, அதை எழுதியவர் ஆலோசகராகத் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படுவார் என்றும் அறிவிக்கப்பட்டது.

அந்தக் குரங்கு அறிஞரும் செய்தியை எழுதினார். அரசருடைய சேவகர்களும், மற்றவர்களும் நகைத்தனர். “”இங்கே வேடிக்கையைப் பார். இந்தக் குரங்கு அரசருக்கு ஆலோசகராகப் போகிறதாம்!” என்று கேலி செய்தனர். ஆனால், எல்லாச் செய்திகளும் அரசரிடம் எடுத்துச் செல்லப்பட்டன. அரசர் எல்லாவற்றையும் படித்தார். அந்தக் குரங்கின் செய்தி மிகவும் நன்றாக இருந்தது.

அந்தக் குரங்கை நேர்முகத் தேர்விற்காக அரசர் வரச் சொன்னார். அக்குரங்கு நல்ல கம்பீரமாக உடையணிந்து குதிரைமேல் ஏறி, பாக்தாத் தெருக்களில் ஊர்வலமாக வந்து அரசரைச் சந்தித்தது. அரசவையில் அதனிடம் நிறைய கேள்விகள் கேட்கப்பட்டன. அது எல்லாக் கேள்விகளுக்கும் அறிவுப்பூர்வமான சரியான விடைகளைக் கூறியது. அரசருக்கு அதை மிகவும் பிடித்து விட்டது. ஆனால், மந்திரிகள் தடுத்தனர்.

“”எப்போதும் அதனால் பேச முடியாது. எப்படி ஒரு குரங்கு தலைமை ஆலோசகர் ஆகமுடியும்?” என்றனர்.

அரசர் தீர்மானமாக இருந்ததால் அவர் குரங்கையே தலைமை ஆலோசகராக நியமித்தார். அவருடைய புதல்வி, இளவரசி இந்தக் குரங்கு உண்மையில் குரங்கு அன்று. ஏதோ அரக்கர்களின் மாயத்தால் இவ்வாறு மாற்றப்பட்டுள்ளது என்பதை அறிந்தாள். அரக்கர்கள், அவர்களின் மந்திர வித்தைகள் போன்றவற்றை அவள் படித்துள்ளாள். அந்த மந்திரத்தால் குரங்குத்தன்மை மாறும்படி செய்தாள். அறிஞர் தன் பழைய நிலையை அடைந்தார்.

அவர் இளவரசிக்கு நன்றி கூறினார். பல ஆண்டுகள் அங்குத் தங்கி நன்றியறிதலோடு அரசருக்குத் தகுந்த ஆலோசனைகளை வழங்கினார்.

*நீதி*: அறிவுடையோர் எவ்வுருவில் இருந்தாலும் மதிக்கப்படுவர்.

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* மதுரையில் டிசம்பர் 10 முதல் பிளாஸ்டிக் உபயோகத்திற்கு தடை விதித்து உயர் நீதிமன்ற மதுரை கிளை உத்தரவு பிறப்பித்துள்ளது.

* இந்தியாவில் சென்னையில் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டிருக்கும் முதல் அதிவேக ரயிலான ட்ரெயின் 18 தனது சோதனை முயற்சியில் மணிக்கு 180 கிலோ மீட்டர் வேகத்தை கடந்த ஞாயிறன்று நிறைவு செய்தது.

* கிருஷ்ணகிரியில் நடந்த மாவட்ட அளவிலான அறிவியல் மாநாட்டில், புதிய படைப்பினை காட்சிப்படுத்தி முதல் பரிசு, தங்கப்பதக்கம் பெற்ற கிருஷ்ணகிரி அரசு மகளிர் பள்ளி மாணவிகள்

* ஆஸ்திரேலியாவில் நடைபெற்ற யு-19 ஆடவர் நேஷனல் சாம்பியன்ஷிப்பில் இளம் வீரர் ஒல்லி டேவிஸ் ஆறு பந்துகளில் ஆறு சிக்ஸர் அடித்து சாதனை படைத்துள்ளார்.

* மும்பையில் நடைபெற்ற டாடா ஓபன் பாட்மிண்டன் போட்டியில் இந்திய வீரர் லக்ஷயா சென் சாம்பியன் பட்டம் வென்றார்.

Today's Headlines

🌹The Madurai branch has ordered a ban on plastic use since December 10.

🌹India's first high speed train, Train 18  completed 180 km at a speed test last Sunday in Chennai

🌹At the District Level Scientific Conference in Krishnagiri, Krishnagiri Government Women's School students  showcased new projects and received first prize and gold medal

🌹 Young Olli Davis scored six sixes in six balls in the U-19 Men's National cricket Championship in Australia.

🌹India's Lakshya Sen won the title at the Tata Open Badminton Championship in Mumbai.🤝🎖

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16mm wide

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Travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor®, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice® awards for Beaches. Drum-roll please...Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos won the top honor as the best beach in the world this year, reclaiming its crown from 2016.

According to TripAdvisor, the company has awarded 355 beaches overall, including the top 25 in the world and local lists for Asia, Europe, Africa, South Pacific, South America, Middle East, Caribbean, Central America, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.

"Soft sand, clear waters and balmy temperatures are common threads among these Travelers' Choice award-winning beaches that have delighted millions of TripAdvisor reviewers across the globe," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "The Caribbean and Florida stake claims as the most decorated on the world and U.S. lists respectively, and based on TripAdvisor price reports, travelers can still find outstanding value on warm-weather escapes to these popular beaches this year."

For the complete list of Travelers' Choice Beach award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit: www.TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.

[caption id="attachment_2758" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Sands along TripAdvisor's 2018 World's Best Beach[/caption]

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Mueller’s Intricate Cover Up of Deep State Spying on Trump

RUSH: Michael Cohen has begged a federal judge for mercy after his guilty plea. I should tell you, Paul Sperry, who writes for the New York Post and Real Clear Politics, took a look. He did a deep dive into Cohen’s plea that has been publicized by Mueller. We’ll link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. I’d have to read the whole thing to you, basically get in the weeds, but his conclusion is that this plea deal actually exonerates Trump, but that that’s not the way Mueller is gonna end up reporting this.



Now, Rudy Giuliani is out joining the criticism of Mueller because it’s apparent from Jerome Corsi and Manafort that what Mueller is doing, which we discussed last week, is trying to force people to say what Mueller wants them to say. He’s trying to force people to lie in order to make the case that Mueller wants to make. And Giuliani is now calling Mueller out on this as well. So Cohen apparently has done this. Cohen has apparently told Mueller what he wants to hear about some things, particularly his Trump Tower meeting.

And again, folks, I can’t stress enough here, this is so crucial and so important to illustrate how actually literally bogus all of this is. The original Russian collusion story that the media and the deep state reported for now two years is that the Russians and Trump got together and conspired — they really want to use conspiracy instead of collusion, but they don’t dare. And they haven’t needed to. Collusion people are interpreting it to meet conspiracy anyway. See, conspiracy is a crime. Collusion isn’t. And that’s why they have to be very careful in not using the word “conspiracy” ’cause there isn’t any crime here.

They have literally created the impression in nearly half this country’s population that the Russians tampered with votes and that Trump was aware of it and agreed to let them do it in order to benefit from it, i.e., being elected president, Hillary losing. This is what they made the American people think the Mueller investigation is.

I can’t tell you the number of left-wing Democrats and American leftists, the Democrat voting base who literally to this day still think that’s what all this is and that Mueller has the smoking gun, the silver bullet or what have you. And Mueller doesn’t have anything of the sort because nothing of the sort happened. So now Mueller has got these witnesses and he’s asking them to say various things that may not have happened. Manafort, Jerome Corsi, they’re alleging that this is what Mueller is doing.

And, by the way, the reason I tend to believe it — I don’t know either Manafort or Corsi — but the reason I believe it is because the same people on Mueller’s team did this exact thing during the Ted Stevens trial, the senator from Alaska, and during the Enron trial. They did the exact same thing.

And, in fact, get this! James Comey has been subpoenaed to testify behind closed doors to a House committee. Comey sued! And he got some DOJ lawyers to represent him, trying to shut this down. Now, the DOJ has nothing to say to the Congress. The Congress can do open session or closed session, and there’s nothing, because of separation of powers, that anybody can say about it.

And yet Comey had his lawyers sue on the basis that he didn’t want closed session. He wanted open because he’s afraid, he says, that they’re gonna leak what he says to make him look bad. Imagine that! James Comey, who leaks like a sieve to make everybody else look bad, is afraid he’s gonna get the same treatment, so he wanted an open hearing. And he got some lawyers to go out and sue on that basis.

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Now, a bombshell happened that has not hit the Drive-By Media, and it’s from John Solomon who, on Friday, reported that there were at least six different deep state operatives who attempted to infiltrate and set up the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Now, we know of two or three. We know of Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor and his involvement with George Papadopoulos. And we know of Stefan Halper. And we know of the Australian ambassador, John Howard.

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          Chevron nursery decor. SET OF ANY 3 Puppy dog art prints. kids wall art, kids decor. Dog nursery themed children decor. Prints by WallFry by Wallfry      Cache   Translate Page      

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Two of the hottest nursery trends are combined with the WallFry Dog Series now available on Chevron!

This nursery art is a set of 3 unframed prints of ANY 3 puppy dogs from the Dog Series by WallFry. These dog prints faithfully capture the characters of each dog and children love them. A great additon to a dog themed nursery or just for that little dog lover.

You can choose ANY 3 unframed dog prints. There is a huge selection of Dog prints available (pictured photo above right) and ALL are available on chevron:
Bulldog
Corgi
Rottweiller
Border Collie
Boxer
Puggle
Dalmation
Jack Russell
Beagle
Golden Retriever
Labrador
Yorkshire Terrier
Chihuahua
Australian Shepherd
Pitbull
Basset Hound
Goldendoodle
Chocolate Labrador
Bullmastiff (Mastiff)
Labradoodle
Brittany Spaniel
Schnoodle
Papillon
Weimaraner
Bernese Mountain Dog
and many more.....
Simply mention which dogs you would like in the "message to seller" when purchasing.
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CUSTOM COLORS- You can choose your dogs and even choose your colors. Colors can be selected from the color chart above (last photo), but you are not limited to these. I can even match your decor - send me a photo!

TO MAKE YOUR SELECTION - in the 'note to seller' during purchase, indicate the following:
Which dogs you would like (selection pictured above right)
Which background colors (color chart provided above right)
Chevron or Solid? (examples pictured)

*** If you make no mention of colors / patterns or dogs, you will receive the prints as pictured in the main photo of this listing.
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This is a listing for 3 unframed prints of my original paintings that have been digitally colored. The prints come on heavyweight archival smooth matte paper and printed using ultrachrome pigment inks. The watermark will not appear on your prints! The image/s is printed to your specified dimensions with a small white additional border to make framing with a matte/mount easy

The prints will be shipped in an unbendable mailer or poster tube to ensure that they arrive safe and sound.

All prints come signed and dated.

© 2011 all photos and images are copyright to WallFry. Purchase of this print does not transfer reproduction rights.

** Note that this listing is for the print only. The other images (frame & matting etc) are not included. The print displayed on a wall may not be the same size as that listed and is for display purposes only.


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fue un dictador, hacendado y jefe militar venezolano que gobernó de manera autoritaria su país desde 1908 hasta su muerte en 1935. Su logro más notorio fue la conformación del Estado moderno en Venezuela, la eliminación de los caudillismos criollos y la cancelación de las deudas de la nación. Su régimen fue criticado y tildado de dictatorial y entreguista por quienes disentían de sus prácticas. Sus detractores lo llamaban «el bagre», apodo de los lugareños tachirenses.--

---(FUENTE: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Vicente_G%C3%B3mez)---


ASI COMENZABA EL CAPITULO ANTERIOR--(UNO)-- DE ESTA SERIE:

VMGF--EL 27-11- DEL AÑO 2018, EN LA CIUDAD DE MARACAY, EL GOBIERNO VENEZOLANO CELEBRO 100 AÑOS DE LA AVIACION MILITAR-- NADIE NOMBRO AL GENERAL JUAN VICENTE GOMEZ FUNDADOR DE DICHO CUERPO ARMADO--

TAMPOCO SE HABLO DE LA INSURRECCION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR DEL PRIMERO DE ENERO DE 1958 CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ, Y FUE EL DETONANTE DE SU CAIDA EL 23 DE ENERO DE 1958--




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AL MISMO TIEMPO CELEBRARON LOS 25 AÑOS DE LA "GLORIOSA"  INSURRECION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ, LIDERADA POR VISCONTI, GRUBER, Y CABRERA, EL 27 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL AÑO 1992--NADIE NOMBRO A ESTOS JEFES INSURRECTOS--MUCHO MENOS LOS CONDECORARON COMO SUPUESTAMENTE LES CORRESPONDIA-


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IGUALMENTE NADIE HABLO DE LO QUE HIZO EL GENERAL MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ EN FAVOR DEL FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA AVIACION MILITAR VENEZOLANA--¿AMNESIA HISTORICA GUBERNAMENTAL?--

 ¿ESTALINISMO CRIOLLO Y VERNACULO? ¿BORRAMOS PERSONAJES Y HECHOS HISTORICOS A CONVENIENCIA DEL BURO POLITICO? ¿ ESTALINISMO PURO Y DURO?--

" COSAS VEREDES SANCHO AMIGO QUE HARAN FABLAR LAS PIEDRAS"

FUENTE: http://victormgruberf.blogspot.com/2018/

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Durante su dictadura se llevaron a cabo importantes obras públicas. Creó las primeras aerolíneas del país, la Aeropostal y la Fuerza Aérea Venezolana. Encargó construir los primeros aeropuertos venezolanos: Aeropuerto Internacional «Grano de Oro» en Maracaibo, La Fría, Encontrados, Base Sucre (hoy, Aeropuerto Nacional Florencio Gómez en Maracayestado Aragua), la Base Aérea Meteorológica Aragua (cuna y nacimiento de la aviación venezolana, posteriormente transformado en el Museo Aeronáutico), Porlamar (hoy, sede de la policía del municipio y sustituido por Aeropuerto Internacional Del Caribe), Aeropuerto Internacional Leonardo Chirinos en Coro, Aeropuerto Internacional San Antonio del TáchiraAeropuerto Alberto Carnevalli en Mérida.

FUENTE: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Vicente_G%C3%B3mez

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VMGF--PREGUNTAS A NUESTROS FIELES LECTORES:

A)  EL 27-11- DEL AÑO 2018, EN LA CIUDAD DE MARACAY, EL GOBIERNO VENEZOLANO CELEBRO 100 AÑOS DE LA AVIACION MILITAR-- NADIE NOMBRO AL GENERALISIMO JUAN VICENTE GOMEZ FUNDADOR DE DICHO CUERPO ARMADO---(VMGF)--

¿POR QUE NO SE NOMBRA AL FUNDADOR DE LA AVIACION MILITAR-- (Y CIVIL EN vENEZUELA)--? POR LO MENOS UN RETRATO DEL FUNDADOR EN CADA AEROPUERTO MILITAR!!!

B) TAMPOCO SE HABLO DE LA INSURRECCION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR DEL PRIMERO DE ENERO DE 1958 CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ, Y FUE EL DETONANTE DE SU CAIDA EL 23 DE ENERO DE 1958--(VMGF)--

¿POR QUE SE SILENCIO, EN DICHO ACTO,  ESA INSURRECCION MILITAR DEL PRIMERO DE ENERO DE 1958, QUE ABRIO EL CAMINO PARA LA CAIDA DE LA DICTADURA?

C) AL MISMO TIEMPO, EN DICHO ACTO, CELEBRARON LOS 25 AÑOS DE LA "GLORIOSA" INSURRECION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ, LIDERADA POR VISCONTI, GRUBER, Y CABRERA, EL 27 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL AÑO 1992--NADIE NOMBRO A ESTOS JEFES INSURRECTOS--MUCHO MENOS LOS CONDECORARON COMO SUPUESTAMENTE LES CORRESPONDIA--(VMGF)--

¿POR QUE SILENCIARON LOS NOMBRES DE ESOS JEFES INSURRECTOS, Y POR QUE NO LOS CONDECORARON, MIENTRAS LO HACIAN CON PARTICIPANTES DE SEGUNDA O TERCERA CATEGORIA? ¿ASI SE ESCRIBE O SE CONMEMORA LA HISTORIA?

D)  IGUALMENTE NADIE HABLO DE LO QUE HIZO EL GENERAL MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ EN FAVOR DEL FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA AVIACION MILITAR VENEZOLANA--

¿AMNESIA HISTORICA GUBERNAMENTAL?--

E) ¿ESTALINISMO CRIOLLO Y VERNACULO? ¿BORRAMOS PERSONAJES Y HECHOS HISTORICOS A CONVENIENCIA DEL BURO POLITICO? ¿ ESTALINISMO PURO Y DURO?--(VMGF)-

F) ¿ TENDRAN RAZON ENTONCES LOS QUE AFIRMAN QUE LA HISTORIA LA ESCRIBEN LOS "VENCEDORES" O LOS "PODEROSOS", Y DAN DIFERENTES VERSIONES DE HECHOS UNICOS E IRREPETIBLES, SEGUN LAS CIRCUNSTANCIAS DE TIEMPO, LUGAR, AUDIENCIA, Y NECESIDAD?

LEI UNA VEZ A LAUREANO VALLENILLA LANZ DECIR QUE LA HISTORIA DE VENEZUELA REPUBLICANA ERA TOMADA EN VERSION "BIBLICA" POR CADA GOBIERNO QUE ASCIENDE AL PODER--(CITO DE MEMORIA)--

-(...)--AL PRINCIPIO ERA EL CAOS, DIOS CREO LA LUZ, LOS CIELOS Y LA TIERRA, ETC, ETC. POR SIETE DIAS (...)---

ASI QUE CADA GOBIERNO NUEVO ACUSA AL ANTERIOR DEL CAOS TOTAL. Y CON ELLOS COMIENZA LA CREACION DEL "NUEVO" ORDEN POLITICO Y SOCIAL 

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La historia según Vallenilla Lanz:

https://www.analitica.com/opinion/opinion-nacional/la-historia-segun-vallenilla-lanz/

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ESTADISTICAS DEL BLOG HOY LUNES 03 DE DICIEMBRE, 2018, A LAS 09 PM, CARACAS, VENEZUELA

LECTURAS AL DIA Y HORA 01--AYER 26--AL MES 1.934--HISTORIAL-- (DESDE AÑO 2008) -- 278.364--

ENTRADAS ESPECIALES: 
ANIVERSARIOS 20--(EDIT.02--12--18)--VAN 20--
LATEROS 15--(EDIT.29--11--18)--VAN 35--
ELECTORALES 09--(EDIT.27--11--18)--VAN 44--
REBELION 06--(EDIT. 07--05--17)--VAN 50--
MALBA TAHAN 05--(EDIT.26--11--18)--VAN 55--TOTAL--

LECTURAS POR PAISES:
EEUU 99--VAN 99--
VENEZUELA 61--VAN 160--
JAPON 40--VAN 200--
UCRANIA 28--VAN 228--
BRASIL 17--VAN 245--
IRLANDA 17--VAN 262--
AUSTRALIA 12--274--
FRANCIA 12--VAN 286--
ALEMANIA 10--VAN 296--
RUSIA 07--VAN 303--

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          Adventure Framework 20: Spire of the Void Caller      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 20: Spire of the Void CallerPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 20 Spire of the Void Caller consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (10 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, exploring the Suurat Jungle to delve the Spire's catacombs, occupied by serpentmen and other foes), that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 18: Halls of the Dwarf Lord      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 18: Halls of the Dwarf LordPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (10 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, exploring a a lost dwarven hall, occupied by cyclops' and a necromancer) that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is NOT included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 16: Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 16: Delecarte's Carnival of WondersPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (8 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, hunting for an assassin hiding in a travelling circus before it moves on, that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 15: The Iron God Cometh      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 15: The Iron God ComethPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 15 The Iron God Cometh consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (7 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, searching for a lost temple so that a dying pilgrim may spend his final hours there... naturally the temple has been taken over by monstrous creatures, including an ettin and colossal ooze), that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 12: Rooftop Rumble      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 12: Rooftop RumblePublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 12 Rooftop Rumble consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (6 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, a comical xmas adventure chasing notorious assassin Skanta Claws across rooftops) that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is NOT included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 11: The Lake Below      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 11: The Lake BelowPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 11 The Lake Below consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (7 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, reclaiming an abandoned temple controlled by toadmen living in adjacent underwater caves), that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 9: Red Hooks Tourney      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 9: Red Hooks TourneyPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 9 Red Hooks Tourney consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (11 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, competing in the infamous "Red Hooks Tourney", braving a house rigged with deathtraps and other contenders to find the silver wolf amulet and emerge victorious), that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Study counts the high cost of infidelity for swift parrots      Cache   Translate Page      
(Australian National University) Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting between males and fewer babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
          Adventure Framework 8: Silverfane Cove      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 8: Silverfane CovePublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 9 Silverfane Cove consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (6 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, exploring a hidden pirate cove and dealing with its inhabitants), that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 7: Old Bengart's Mill      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 7: Old Bengart's MillPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 7 Old Bengart's Mill consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (4 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, exploring an abandoned mill overrun by giant rats and a wererat, that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 5: Ark of Phobos      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 5: Ark of PhobosPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 5 Ark of Phobos consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (5 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, exploring mountain peaks inhabited by Wyverns in search of Wyvern eggs or a temporary magic portal, that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 4: Caverns of Melusiah      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 4: Caverns of MelusiahPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 4 Caverns of Melusiah consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (7 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, clearing out a cavern complex occupied by bandits in the west, and giant ants in the east) that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 3: Pillar Pass      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 3: Pillar PassPublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 3 Pillar Pass consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (4 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, dealing with giants camped outside a city, seeking the return of their stolen amulet - and a sudden double cross by the party's employer!) that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Adventure Framework 2: Riveraxe Village      Cache   Translate Page      
Adventure Framework 2: Riveraxe VillagePublisher: Pickpocket Press

Welcome to $1 Adventure Frameworks!

$1AF makes sweet mini adventures - or more accurately what I like to call "Adventure Frameworks" - stand alone, drop in adventure 'skeletons', made to facilitate sandbox style play - for $1.

Each adventure framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details and adapt to player choices.

System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF - Link), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

So what do you get for your dollar?

Adventure Framework 2 Riveraxe Village consists of:

  • A downloadable, bookmarked PDF (4 A4 pages, excluding cover & credits, in both parchment and white backgrounds).
  • The Core Adventure (in this instance, visiting Riveraxe Village to obtain healing supplies, only to find it overrun by giant spiders!) that will occupy 3-8 hours of session time with Minimal Prep.
  • Rumours & Hooks suggestions.
  • Quality B&W Illustrations.
  • A professional hand drawn Map.


But don't take my word for it - google 18 Halls of the Dwarf Lord and 16 Delecarte's Carnival of Wonders to download two free examples.

Now, there's a few things AF's don't come with:

  • Boxed Text: Every time a GM reads boxed text, an ad-lib fairy dies, and I've got too much blood on my hands already. Paraphrasing and natural speech from the GM keeps players guessing what's pre-planned, and what's off-the-cuff-I-totally-planned-that awesome. And we wants that awesome, precious. We wants it.
  • Colour Art: AF's are currently produced using old school B&W line art. Maybe one day I'll move on to colour pics. Maybe.
  • No Grid: Maps, where provided, don't have grid lines. It's easier to add a grid than to take one away. If you prefer a grid or hex, you'll need to add it via Roll20, GIMP v2.8, etc.
  • US English. I'm in Sydney Australia, so my work is in UK English. 


Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb.

Hope you enjoy.

Note: This AF is included the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

Price: $1.00
          Comentario en Oración a Santa Rosa de Lima, Problemas Matrimoniales, Crisis, Infidelidades, Discusiones y Abandonos por Ready Made Salwar Kameez Australia - Sudarshansilk.com      Cache   Translate Page      
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(Telecompaper) Around 7 in 10 Australian consumers do not believe enough is being done to protect individuals from scam calls...
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From the website "Treehugger":

Australia slashed plastic bag use by 80% in 3 months – here's how
Melissa Breyer
December 3, 2018

After a few big players entered the ring, the environment was spared some 1.5 billion plastic shopping bags in under 100 days.

This is remarkable, and a model for other countries around the world. After two of Australia's largest supermarket chains decided to nix single-use plastic shopping bags, the country saw an 80 percent drop in plastic bag consumption across the nation in the first three months of the ban, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).

According to The Guardian, Woolworths began prohibiting all single-use plastic bags from all stores nationwide on June 20th; their competitor, Coles, did the same on June 30th. It has been estimated that each chain was responsible for around 3.2 billion bags every year.

AAP says that the two supermarket giants stopped offering single-use plastic bags after years of campaigning by environmental groups and consumers. The press agency notes that while not all shoppers were on board (because, of course, heaven forbid the inconvenience of sparing the planet from being choked by plastic) (sorry) (not sorry), many other shoppers were in strong support of the initiative.

According to the National Retail Association (NRA), after just three months there was an 80 percent drop in the consumption of plastic bags across the country.

“Indeed, some retailers are reporting reduction rates as high as 90%,” said David Stout, Manager of Industry Policy, Research & Projects at the NRA.

Stout explained that the widespread prohibition also opened the door for smaller retailers to do the same, since the risk of losing customers over it has now been minimized. Noting that, “Obviously the best thing for smaller businesses is to either engineer out the bag completely or have the customer pay ... they should be able to consider that strategy without fear of backlash.”

Stout's words feel like they are coming from some kind of alternate universe, given the lobbying by industry associations in the U.S. to ban plastic bag bans. Stout goes on to say that he's hopeful that the big retailers continue to push for a more sustainable industry and to explore banning other single-use items.

“Everyone delivering things in a package need to take responsibility for what they deliver it in,” he said. “I think there’s going to be a lot more pressure on all of us to be more aware of what we consume.”

Given the success seen in Australia, may the rest of us follow suit.
          Peleg: Illusion of inclusion: challenging universalistic conceptions in international children’s rights law      Cache   Translate Page      
Noam Peleg (Univ. of New South Wales - Law) has posted Illusion of inclusion: challenging universalistic conceptions in international children’s rights law (Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 24, no. 3, 2018). Here's the abstract:
This paper examines the nexus between two allegedly contesting objectives of international children’s rights law: protection and empowerment. It focuses on child labour movements as a case study to examine this tension. The paper shows that when children make demands that exceed imaginary boundaries of protection, their voices are dismissed on the basis of immaturity. Therefore, the paper argues that the failure of international children’s rights law to acknowledge the ways in which childhood can unfold in more than one way results in the dominance of paternalistic approaches to children’s agency. These approaches inherently limit this body of law from providing comprehensive rights protection for every child.

          Special Issue: Food, Alcohol, NCDs and International Economic Law      Cache   Translate Page      
The latest issue of QUT Law Review (Vol. 18, no. 1, 2018) focuses on "Food, Alcohol, NCDs and International Economic Law." Contents include:
  • Tania Voon, Christine Parker, & Paula O'Brien, Law and Non-Communicable Diseases: International and Domestic Regulation of Food and Alcohol Special Issue - Editorial
  • Christine Parker & Hope Nadine Johnson, Sustainable Healthy Food Choices: The Promise of ‘Holistic’ Dietary Guidelines as a National and International Policy Springboard
  • Tania Voon & Hope Nadine Johnson, Sustainable Healthy Food Choices: Dietary Guidelines and International Economic Law
  • Belinda Reeve, Regulation of Alcohol Advertising in Australia: Does the Abac Scheme Adequately Protect Young People from Marketing of Alcoholic Beverages?
  • Suzanne You Zhou, Managing Fragmentation between International Trade and Investment Law and Global Priorities for Noncommunicable Disease Prevention in Food and Alcohol
  • Paula O'Brien & Andrew D Mitchell, On the Bottle: Health Information, Alcohol Labelling and the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement
  • Jenny Claire Kaldor, Food Reformulation for NCD-Prevention: Regulatory Options and Potential Barriers
  • Anita Anna George, An Unwelcome Seat at the Table: The Role of Big Food in Public and Private Standard-Setting and its Implications for NCD Regulation

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          Cheese Talk: Austin’s John and Kendall Antonelli Pick 3 Top Cheeses (Wine Spectator)      Cache   Translate Page      

What are the cheese pros excited about right now? Like wine, the world of cheese is vast and diverse—potentially overwhelming, but rewarding to explore. No one is happier to guide you than your neighborhood cheesemongers. You should talk to them! In "Cheese Talk," we introduce you to a top cheesemonger and ask them for three cheeses to look for this month, as well as what wines or other beverages to pair with them.

Not many labors of love begin with a mid-honeymoon announcement that your new spouse wants to quit his career, but that’s exactly how Kendall and John Antonelli’s journey to the top of the cheese world began.

The couple met as students at Georgetown University. John, from Suffern, N.Y., was chairman of Students of Georgetown, Inc., the student-run business that includes a campus grocery store, coffee shops and more; Kendall, a literal cowgirl who grew up on a ranch in north Texas, served as “The Corp’s” V.P. of grocery. John followed Kendall back to Texas after graduation. When the couple married in 2008, he had a successful career as a CPA at Deloitte; she was practicing immigration law and advocating for human-trafficking victims.

“We were on our honeymoon in Grenada,” says Kendall. “John was reading a sci-fi apocalyptic teen novel and thinking, ‘If the world ends today, was it all worth it?’ and he turns to me and says, ‘I just had the perfect wedding. I have the perfect wife. I love our home. I love our dogs. I love our city. … I just can’t stand my job.’ I said ‘OK … what do you want to do?’ and he said, ‘Something in cheese.’”

It wasn’t completely out of the blue. In high school, John’s older brother had given him a George Foreman Grill. It inspired him to start a grilled-cheese club with his classmates and a few teachers. “We were debating the merits of white Kraft vs. yellow American singles,” laughs John. “We weren’t working with the cheeses we work with now … there was a lot of Velvee.”

Post-honeymoon, John threw himself into cheese. He attended the first-ever Murray’s Cheese Boot Camp in New York. (Kendall’s mother helped talk the specialty retailer into creating the program, and Kendall took the course not long after John.) He interned with legendary affineur Hervé Mons in France, and the couple explored the cheese cultures in Italy and Spain as well.

“Then we started running a gourmet grilled-cheese club out of our house,” Kendall says. “It was a six-course grilled-cheese dinner. And we learned a couple things about ourselves. One, we don’t really like slaving away over the stove. And two, we love being with people and building community through food; we love eating and talking. So we put that together and said, ‘Hey, what if we tell the story of artisanal food?’”

Andrew Bennett
Austin’s favorite mom-and-pop cheese shop

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop opened in 2010, and it’s been full-steam ahead ever since. “Now we have two shops, one with a kitchen,” says Kendall. “We have a warehouse selling wholesale to about 150 chefs and caterers. We have a Cheese House private-events venue hosting more than 200 events a year. We ship cheese nationwide, and we have 30 to 40 employees, but we still consider ourselves a small mom-and-pop. We joke that our cheese shop was our first baby that kept us up for sleepless nights, but since then we’ve had two biological babies. And they love cheese and prosciutto as well!”

Along the way, John was named to the board of directors of the American Cheese Society; he recently concluded a term as president. Kendall is on the board of the American Cheese Education Foundation, a non-profit alliance overseen by the ACS. “American cheeses are gaining a stage in the world market,” says John, “and that will continue, because our cheesemakers are so tremendous at what they do, so creative—it’s amazing.”

Their flagship shop carries 100 or so cheeses, about 70 percent of them domestic, along with jams, fresh-baked bread, charcuterie, pickled goods, mustards, chocolates and more. They also carry about 30 wines, all organic, sustainable or biodynamic, plus a few dozen beers.

“Our goal is that a customer comes in and sees something they know, and that becomes an entry point for us to get them talking and tasting and trying other things,” says Kendall. “Our mission is ‘Do good, eat good.’ We support artisans who make their food in a way that’s great for their animals, their land, the planet, their team and, most important, is delicious.” Each month, through the Antonellis’ philanthropy plan, they select one Charitable Cheese Cause to spotlight and support; this year's recipients have included Big Love Cancer, the Texas Land Conservancy and Keep Austin Fed, among others. They also regularly contribute to charity events and fundraisers, including raising nearly $10,000 for hurricane-relief efforts in 2017.

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
4220 Duval St., Austin, Texas
(512) 531-9610
AntonellisCheese.com


Courtesy of Cellars at Jasper Hill
Oma is made at Von Trapp Farmstead and ripened to perfection at the Cellars at Jasper Hill.

Von Trapp Farmstead–Cellars at Jasper Hill Oma

Milk: Cow
Category: Washed-rind tomme
Region: Waitsfield, Vt.
Age: 10 to 14 weeks
Price: $35 per pound

Kendall says: I love Oma, but especially this time of year. Made by the Von Trapps—yes, relatives of those Von Trapps—on a farmstead operation in Waitsfield, Vt., Oma means "grandmother" in German. And this cheese is like a big ole hug from Grandma. It's comforting, bulging and a little stinky. It's a washed-rind cheese, resulting in an orange-hued rind with a straw-yellow paste that comes from the milk of primarily Jersey cows on their farm. While perhaps [smelling] a little funky, it actually has sweet and nutty flavors with a hint of garlic scapes.

Kendall's recommended pairing: The appearance, the texture, the flavor … it all makes me want to curl up on the couch in front of a fireplace with a plate of cured meats, pickles, mustard and pumpernickel bread with a nice stout—cuddled up in that orange-and-green afghan blanket Grandma made in the ’70s. Waxing poetic? Yes. Overstated description? Perhaps. But that's exactly what this cheese makes me feel. (For the record, my grandmother never crocheted an afghan, but eating this cheese makes me feel like she did.)

Wine Spectator picks: Most tomme-style cheeses (a category of small to medium-size wheels that originated in the French and Swiss Alps) share a nutty characteristic, and Oma is no different. But it also has a washed rind, which gives it a marked pungency. Aromatic whites like dry Riesling, Viognier and Gewürztraminer, as well as Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Gris, are lovely complements to Oma, along with light-bodied reds like Merlot, Pinot Noir (especially Spätburgunders) or Gamay. Try the delicate A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris Oregon 2017 (87 points, $15, 66,726 cases made) or intense Yalumba Viognier South Australia The Y Series 2017 (90, $13, 19,000 cases imported, 2018 Top 100: No. 56).


Courtesy of Peterson Cheese
The Terre des Volcans imprint of Fourme d’Ambert comes from the cave of French cheese star Hervé Mons.

Fourme d’Ambert Terre des Volcans

Milk: Cow
Category: Semi-firm blue
Region: Auvergne, France
Age: 3 months
Price: $21 per pound

John says: One of the first cheeses I fell in love with was Fourme d'Ambert Terre des Volcans. Sometimes you want a blue that smacks you in the face; sometimes you want a blue that lures you in with a friendly approach and just reminds you what a good, reliable cheese is. This pasteurized cow's-milk blue is the latter, offering even folks who don't love blue a new chance to change their minds with its fudgelike texture that's rich, creamy, milky and earthy. The flavors can range from fruity to mushroomy.

John's recommended pairing: I recently took this home and enjoyed it with a bar of dark chocolate and a bottle of Nebbiolo.

Wine Spectator picks: Blues are perhaps the most strongly, sharply flavored category of cheeses and, not coincidentally, they’re most classically paired with rich and powerfully flavored wines (see: Stilton with Port; Roquefort with Sauternes). Fourme d’Ambert is on the gentler, creamier end of the blue spectrum, which is why it’ll pair beautifully with a young Langhe Nebbiolo like Michele Chiarlo Nebbiolo Langhe Il Principe 2016 (89, $20, 10,000 cases made). But for an eye-opening study in contrasts, try it with a bracingly tart sparkling wine like an extra brut or brut nature (aka “zero dosage”) like Bruno Paillard Extra Brut Champagne Première Cuvée NV (92, $50, 20,000 cases made). The lively acidity and minerally effervescence is a bright foil to a mouthcoatingly creamy, salty blue.


Courtesy of Veldhuizen Cheese
Fat Tailed Tomme matures from a fudgy-textured youth into a firm, almost crumbly Manchego-style Texas original.

Veldhuizen Fat Tailed Tomme

Milk: Sheep
Category: Washed-rind tomme
Region: Dublin, Texas
Age: 3 to 10 months
Price: $36 per pound

John says: If Oma is an everyday fave and Fourme d'Ambert is an old friend, then Fat Tailed Tomme is the novelty that recently came into our lives. Made in Dublin, Texas, by the Veldhuizen family, this is their first attempt at sheep's-milk cheeses, a rarity in Texas—if they existed at all! Stuart and Connie have been making raw cow's-milk cheeses for decades and aging them in their caves built in the side of a hill, and we're excited they've added this to their lineup. When their daughter Rebecca wanted to move back to the family farm, they told her she needed to earn her keep. It was her dream and hard work that launched their farmstead sheep’s-milk creamery.

Taking inspiration from popular Manchego styles, Fat Tailed Tomme is named after the Awassi breed of sheep, known for their high milk production and—you guessed it—fat tails. Made with raw milk, it's aged a minimum of two months, but they're finding that flavor peaks around eight to 10 months, with notes of pineapple and other tropical fruit flavors, as well as hints of pasta. It develops a natural rind that is rubbed with olive oil.

John’s recommended pairing: Pair it with a dry sparkling cider.

Wine Spectator picks: Sheep’s milk has more than twice the fat content of cow’s milk, yielding cheeses with especially rich pastes. Fat Tailed Tomme is a Lone Star tribute to Spanish Manchego, so try it with a late-release Rioja Crianza like Bodegas Faustino 2014 (88, $14, 88,000 cases made), Bodegas LAN 2014 (88, $14, 96,000 cases made) or Cune 2015 (88, $13, 10,000 cases imported).


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Pokémon don’t really exist. It’s a sad, immutable fact of reality that — given their sheer range of power — is probably for the better, honestly. But it appears that the miraculous force known as Life can actually come pretty darn close to making the pocket monsters a reality, as...

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With summer approaching at rapid pace, and the Sydney heat that comes with, you need to make sure you have the correct precautions in place for your garden. During this hot period you garden will need extra watering to ensure that the plants can grow to their full potential. So here's a friendly reminder to water your plants!💦 or give us a call on 0412 505 767 and we can install an irrigation system into your garden to make this busy Christmas period that bit easier! #landscapes #watermarklandscapes #watermark #garden #gardening #sydney #outdoors #green #beautiful #greenery #australianplant #northernbeaches #northernbeacheslandscapes #landscaper #summer #irrigation #wateryourplants #water #sydneysummmer
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Victor Davis Hanson writes in National Review,
...So far, we know that the U.S. government decided to intervene in a political campaign to help one candidate and to smear the other — under the pretext of Russian “collusion.” And so it hired or made use of spies and informants including Hank Greenberg, Stefan Halper, Felix Sater, and others to contact Trump campaign officials to catch them in supposed collusion traps. It enlisted the help of foreign intelligence agencies, specifically the British and Australians. It misled FISA courts into granting warrants to spy on Americans and, post factum, threatened long prisons sentences with those surveilled and interviewed. And as a result, it has so far found no collusion but may well find some misleading statements in hundreds of hours of testimonies from the likes of Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and perhaps Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone.

Christopher Steele, a British subject and de facto unregistered foreign agent, is imminently indictable and extraditable. He was paid through two firewalls (Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie) by Hillary Clinton to tap Russian sources to compile a smear dossier on her opponent, with the intent of warping the U.S. election — a classic example of foreign-agent interference in an American campaign. If we were to take away that one purchased document, then the FISA court warrants, the informants, and all the CIA, FBI, and DOJ machinations would likely have disappeared or never arisen.

...Brennan has never faced consequences for admittedly lying under oath to Congress about collateral drone damage and surveillance of Senate staff computers; James Clapper likewise admittedly lied to Congress about NSA surveillance and faced no consequences. Has any administration ever had its two top intelligence officials admit to lying under oath on matters of national policy and security, and with impunity to a congressional committee?

...Both Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills likely lied to FBI investigators about the extent of their knowledge of Clinton’s private email server. In Orwellian fashion, FBI investigator Peter Strzok claimed that Abedin and Mills were not truthful to the federal investigators, while he concluded that General Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national-security adviser, had been.

Yet Flynn was targeted for giving false information to federal officials, while Abedin and Mills never were. Of course, Clinton herself lied when she insisted that she had transmitted no classified information over the server, and she destroyed over 30,000 emails Congress had subpoenaed — all without any criminal liability.

No one has ever seriously investigated the activities of Daniel Jones, who worked for Fusion GPS and was apparently a former FBI agent and staff investigator for Senator Dianne Feinstein, and who as a freelancer received millions of dollars from anti-Trump donors (reportedly Silicon Valley activists and George Soros) and, after Trump was president, in March 2017, met with FBI officials to share information gathered by his Penn Quarter Group designed to harm the Trump presidency.

...Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel, signed a dubious FISA warrant request. Such surveillance was apparently useful to his appointee Robert Mueller’s ability to issue indictments against some minor Trump officials. Was Mueller ever going to examine whether Rosenstein improperly helped produce a FISA court warrant that was central to Mueller’s own investigation?

...Such skullduggery poses the question of whether Mueller’s investigation has been simply derailed by partisanship. Or has it effectively served as a deliberate distraction from the felonious behavior of dozens of Obama-administration and Clinton-campaign officials — all determined to ensure, by any means necessary, that Trump would never be president?
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Rumours That Microsoft Will Embrace Chromium For A Future Browser Are Very Encouraging
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Microsoft is purportedly planning a major change to its Edge browser. A report from Windows Central suggests Microsoft plans to ditch its proprietary EdgeHTML back end for Chromium—which could spell a more pleasant browser experience for Edge users.
Google Chrome Is Poised to Swallow the Whole InternetPopular Mechanics
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With Epic's Store On The Way, Steam Is Finally Feeling The Heat
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Over the years, people have pondered what a viable competitor to Steam's dominance would look like. Who would pull it off? What would be their silver bullet, capable of hobbling even Valve's game-slinging behemoth? Late last week, Valve announced that ...
Epic Games digital store takes aim at SteamTweakTown
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Amazon Australia has released its 2018 Trends Report, revealing its most popular products from the last 12-months, as well as some of its biggest milestones.

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          Bose Actually Turned Its Funky Sunglasses Headphones Concept Into A Real Gadget - Gizmodo Australia      Cache   Translate Page      

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Bose Actually Turned Its Funky Sunglasses Headphones Concept Into A Real Gadget
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Earlier this year, Bose showed off a product concept that seemed like the Snapchat Spectacles of the audio world, complete with buzzwords such as augmented reality and digital assistants littered throughout this description. But for a company like Bose ...
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Swedish online retailer Inet has put up a listing for the Metroid Prime Trilogy on Nintendo Switch. This listing has led to speculation that the trilogy could possibly debut this Thursday at The Game Awards, along with a (hopeful) tease for Metroid ...
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By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 5 December 2018. Email0 Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Share0. Banks dominated the top 10 list of the most engaged brands on Twitter in Australia this year. NAB, ANZ and Commonwealth Bank joined the conversation around ...
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A small coastal town had a bitter fight over a monument, and in the end Aboriginal Australians saw their version of history told.
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珀斯 – 當地機場大亂,因為一架飛機本來應該等乘客進入入境層,但無留意乘客就直接開入出境層,搞到所有禁區乘客要疏散,重新接受檢查。 Everyone at @VirginAustralia domestic departures at @PerthAirport forced to exit the terminal and go back through security! #FunFunFun pic.twitter.com/2znag7kNMY — Roanna Edwards (@Roanna_Edwards) December 4, 2018 而部分飛機落地後,唔能夠落客,要係連乘客係停機坪搞到確認清客先可以落機。 西澳洲人報 舉報錯字:Fb 訊息 – 留言板

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Bernard Keane has the latest from Australia where the Liberal Party has passed a new rule to make it harder to get rid of its leader, Malcolm Turnbull is calling for an early election and there's a push by the government to rush a bill through imposing new powers to force tech companies to plant spyware to defeat encryption.
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I’M A Celebrity’s Declan Donnelly made a cheeky dig at his co-host Holly Willoughby tonight he revealed he thought she would quit in the first few days. The presenter joked that he’d taken Holly’s passport away so she couldn’t leave Australia. As the pair opened tonight’s show, Dec, 43, revealed one more star would be […]
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(Debating Period) The great emu war is a major event in Australia's history. It's a prime example of the ninja-like abilities emu's withhold within them. The great emu war was initiated in the early year of 1932. Major G. P. W Meridith was among the men that went out to viciously slaughter emus. While there were no human casualties, Around 986 of Australia's treasured emus dyed courageously protecting their territory. The Emus won the war when the people surrender to them in 1945. I believe the fallen emus should be commemorated by a public holiday, Giving all Australians a day to commemorate our brave fallen soldiers. About emu war: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=QOPZQHTNUs0
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As Prime Minister of Australia, through the Australian Defence White Paper of 2009, I was proud to commission the largest peacetime expansion of the Australian Navy in its historygrowing our surface fleet by a third and doubling the submarine fleet. That naval expansion had a strategic purpose in mindnamely, the change in the economic and military balance of power between China and the United States. The white paper concluded:
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Shortage of female swift parrots caused by sugar gliders wreaking ‘havoc’ on mating

Tasmania’s critically endangered swift parrots are facing a new threat to survival – polyamory.

A study by researchers at the Australian National University, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, has found that a chronic shortage of female swift parrots caused by intensive predation by sugar gliders has wreaked havoc on the bird’s usually monogamous breeding habits and lowered the survival rate for young hatchlings.

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PM says ‘let’s take the parties out of’ bill delayed until next year; as government moves closer to passing encryption legislation after in-principle support from Labor. All the day’s events, live

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This is my Bill to protect children from discrimination based on their sexuality, and to protect religious freedoms. Let’s get this done. pic.twitter.com/uhKTIMHenA

File this under quelle surprise:

Bill Shorten will shortly confirm Labor will NOT support conscience vote on discrimination against gay students.

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What is your roastery’s story/ where did it all begin? The roastery started in a small country town of Mount Gambier in South Australia. We started roasting and introduced specialty coffee in 2013 on a 1kg gas bottle Taiwanese roaster in our shed to supply the cafe we bought and renovated called Cafe Melzar. As …

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The new Resident Evil 2 isnt afraid to harken back to its source material, nor does it shy away from the modernisation and user-friendliness of more recent Resident Evil games.
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Thời gian gần đây, nhiều người ở tuổi nghỉ hưu, tức từ 55 tuổi trở lên, ở thành phố Perth, thuộc bang Tây Australia, đã đến tham gia 1 câu lạc bộ đặc biệt nhằm duy trì lối sống năng động, từ đó có thể sống vui, sống khỏe hơn.
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Tại bang Tasmania của Australia, trong những năm gần đây, nữ giới đã tham gia làm việc trong các lĩnh vực vốn do nam giới thống trị như cơ khí, xây dựng. Tuy nhiên, đối với công việc thợ hồ vốn rất nặng nhọc, vất vả, chỉ có duy nhất một phụ nữ ở địa phương theo nghề, đó là chị Chelsea Whelan.
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Alex De Minaur may be making great inroads on tennis courts, but his focus lies somewhere else (well, take it with a pinch of salt). The 19-year-old, who recently won the prestigious Newcombe medal recently, is perhaps eyeing a career in boxing, is his latest social media activity is anything to go by. De Minaur […]

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Despite the wide availability of anti-epileptic drugs, almost one third of patients newly with diagnosed do not receive immediate treatment, new research from Australia shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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  Leica Camera USA started a new holiday promotion where you can get the Leica CL camera + 18mm Elmarit lens combo in black for $895 off (the CL is $2,795, the 18mm Elmarit is $1,295 when bought separately, the promo bundle is $3,195). Visit one of our sponsors for more details: Adorama B&H PopFlash Leica […]

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You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM. Job Summary The Painter sprays surfaces of machines and manufactured parts with primer, pre-finish, and finish coats of paint by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors. 2. Apply primer coating to treated metal as needed. 3. Apply topcoat to primed parts per Vermeer's quality standards. 4. Inspect all parts after coating has been applied to insure parts are meeting quality standards. 5. Load and unload paint line as needed during rotation schedule. 6. Use high pressure cleaning and phosphate system to treat metal prior to painting. 7. Prepare parts prior to paint using compressed air to dry, mask off parts as needed. 8. Change out paints, primer and catalyze as needed. 9. Repair paint defects as needed. 10. Perform daily, weekly, and monthly preventive maintenance on paint equipment, guns, regulators, and filters. 11. Follow Waste Management (RCRA) regulation on labeling, handling, and disposal of hazardous waste. 12. Support 5S/workplace organization goals of the department, offer suggestions, and make improvements that achieve the department's performance board metrics. Education and/or Experience - One year certificate from college or technical school; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. - Three to six months' related experience and/or training. Other Skills and Abilities - Ability to calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages and ratios. - Effectively present information verbally and in writing and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customer, and dealers. - Ability to perform problem solving techniques and root cause analysis. - Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluate, and carry out appropriate action for a given situation. Essential Functions Standing: Continuously Sitting: Occasionally Walking: Frequently Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral Twisting: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position) Bending - Trunk: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position) Bending - Neck: Frequently (Up to 25 degrees flex and 45 degrees extension for up to 2 minutes in position) Elevated Work/Reach: Frequently (up to 2 minutes in position) Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position) Climbing: Occasionally Pulling: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs) Pushing: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs) RH Grip: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs) LH Grip: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs) RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs) LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs) Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Horizontal Lift: (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs) Continuously (up to 5 lbs) Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 40 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs) Shoulder to Overhead Lift: Rarely (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs) #LI-JG1 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Why Vermeer? Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world. Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers. Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world. Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.
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Australian ABC journalist Patricia Karvelas was kicked out of the press gallery on Monday during question time because of her short sleeves.
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Rocky Road Candy is just about the easiest candy to make!

With only a few ingredients (and only a few minutes) you will have sweet, delicious candy that everyone will love!

Rocky Road Candy cut

What Is Rocky Road Candy?

The Rocky Road candy bar was started by the Annabelle Candy Company in 1950.  The candy was made with marshmallows, cashews and a thin coating of chocolate.  It is said that true Rocky Road originated in Australia in the 1800s as a way to sell sweets that had spoiled.   Most of us are also familiar with Rocky Road Ice Cream which is chocolate ice cream, marshmallows and some sort of nuts.  As you can see, for sweets to be called Rocky Road, it has to have chocolate, some sort of nut and marshmallows!

Slab of rocky road candy

WHERE IS THE ROCKY ROAD CANY RECIPE?

If you’d rather skip cooking tips, suggestions, handy substitutions, related recipe ideas – and get straight to the Rocky Road Candy simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

Stacked rocky road candy

How To Make Rocky Road Candy?

Unlike the traditional Rocky Road Candy, the version I am sharing with you today has a little caramel element to it!  I start by melting together chocolate chips, half a bag of salted caramel chips (these are Kroger brand, butterscotch chips will work as well) and butter until smooth and creamy (the mixture can be melted in a large microwave-safe bowl or on the stove top).  Remove from heat and stir in one can of dulce de leche (does it get any better than that?).  Once everything has combined and slightly cooled, stir in dry roasted peanuts, marshmallows, and remaining caramel chips.

Rocky road pieces

Rocky Road Candy Substitutions?

You could omit the dulce de leche and use regular sweetened condensed milk and replace the caramel chips with butterscotch chips as mentioned above.

Colored marshmallows add a festive flair to this candy and is a super simple substitution.

Cashews can be used in place of peanuts.

Replace half of the amount of peanuts with rice crispy cereal or coconut. 

As far as presentation goes, you could spoon the candy into small cupcake liners for easy, individual treats instead of spreading them into squares or bars.

Rocky road candy on parchment

Can you Freeze Rocky Road Candy?

Yes, Rocky Road Candy freezes quite nicely.  Place the cooled bars and precut bars in an airtight container, using parchment between any layers.  Allow the bars to thaw overnight.  

Want More Easy Candy Ideas?

Try this Easy Crockpot Candy Recipe, Eggnog Haystack Recipe, Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bark!

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Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to receive the award since 2007.

The midfielder, 33, who helped Croatia reach the men's World Cup final in Russia in the summer, is the first Croatian to win the prestigious prize, which is voted for by journalists.

On a historic evening in Paris, the ceremony had a women's category for the first time since its inception in 1956, with Norway's Ada Hegerberg crowned the inaugural women's Ballon d'Or winner.

The 23-year-old scored in this year's Champions League final, playing a key role in Lyon winning the tournament for a third successive year.

But there was controversy during the ceremony, with co-host Martin Solveig widely criticized on social media after asking the striker during the presentation: "Do you know how to twerk?" The player responded by saying "no."

Solveig later apologized and said he didn't meant to offend anyone. "This was a joke, probably a bad one, and I want to apologize for the one I may have offended. Sorry about that," Solveig said in a tweeted video.

Kylian Mbappe, who dazzled for France as Les Bleus triumphed in Russia in the summer, won the newly-formed Kopa award for the best young player.

The 19-year-old finished fourth overall, above Messi in fifth. Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann third and Liverpool and Egypt star Mo Salah sixth.

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'An unbelievable feeling'

For all of Mbappe's scintillating play for his country and Paris Saint-Germain, it is Real Madrid star Modric who has broken more than a decade of Messi-Ronaldo dominance.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," said Modric, who helped Real win a third-straight Champions League in May before guiding Croatia to the World Cup final in July, its best ever performance at the tournament.

"It's a big pleasure to be here among all these players."

Since Brazilian Kaka was crowned the world's best player in 2007, Messi and Ronaldo have won the Ballon d'Or a record five times each -- no one else has won the award more than three times.

Modric also won the Best FIFA men's player award earlier this year and becomes only the fourth player to win football's two biggest individual prizes in the same year, following Bobby Charlton (1966), Johan Cruyff (1974) and Paolo Rossi (1982).

Central to Croatia's rise

Modric's journey to picking up football's highest individual honor is an improbable one.

Growing up during the Balkans war, his father joined the Croatian army, while his grandfather was shot by Croatian Serb rebels and his house was burned down, forcing the family to flee to the Adriatic coast.

The midfielder has been central to his country's recent rise, which now sees Croatia ranked the fourth in FIFA's rankings.

The Ballon d'Or dates back to 1956. At first only incorporating European players, in 2007 was opened up to include ever player in the world.

Under the current format, the list of nominees is drawn up by weekly magazine France Football, with journalists from around the world voting on the final winner.

Men's Top 10

1. Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal)

3. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France)

4. Kylian Mbappe (PSG and France)

5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)

6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)

7. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid and France)

8. Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium)

9. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium)

10. Harry Kane (Tottenham and England)

Women's Top 10

1. Ada Hegerberg (Lyon and Norway)

2. Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark)

3. Dzsenifer Maroszan (Lyon and Germany)

4. Marta (Orlando and Brazil)

5. Sam Kerr (Perth and Australia)

6. Lucy Bronze (Lyon and England)

7. Amandine Henry and Wendie Renard (both Lyon and France)

9. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle and USA)

10. Lindsay Horan (Portland and USA)


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Serena, 37, proudly posted on Instagram when Meghan, also 37, wore her 'Boss' blazer during her tour of Australia. However, she admitted she's unlikely to war the 'color-block pants' from the range.
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With such a demanding schedule, Australian model Ellie Gonsalves needs to ensure she rests well. On Tuesday, the 27-year-old shared her sleep trick that helps her into stage four slumber.
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Australian Instagram model Pia Muehlenbeck changed her relationship status from fiancee to wife today, but that's not the only thing that was altered in the process.
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Ich schreib das mal lieber deutsch, damit es keine internationalen Verwicklungen gibt ;-)

Als ich einen Kartenausschnitt als Collada-File aus Maperitive exportieren wollte, da klappte das nicht. Im Text unter dem Kartenausschnitt sah ich dann den mutmaßlichen Grund: da stand nicht "Austria" sondern "Australia" ! Die Koordinaten waren aber in Ordnung.

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Goanna Ag, a subsidiary of agricultural IoT company Discovery Ag, is to provide data gathering and analytics services to cotton growers using National Narrowband Network Company’s LoRaWAN network. NNNCo will expand its existing network to cover Goanna Ag’s service area of some three million hectares, stretching across Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and the Murrumbidgee, Lachlan, Gwydir […]

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The IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) has updated its IoT Security Compliance Framework following user feedback of the initial version,  along with its IoT Security Best Practice Guidelines for the design of connected consumer products. IoTSF plenary chair Richard Marshall said a major improvement in the new release was the move to a risk based approach […]

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ASX listed Sky & Space Global (ASX: SAS), which is planning a network of nanosatellites to provide IoT connectivity, has scored a definitive agreement for the supply of connectivity services, to Latin American satellite communications service provider GlobalSat Group, The agreement follows a number of recent announcements of MoUs by SAS with others interested in […]

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ASX-listed Field Solutions Group (ASX: FSG), which claims to Australia’s leading rural, remote and regional telecommunications service provider, has announced plans to add LoRaWAN base stations to every one of its radio towers. The move was announced by chairman Dr Ken Carr at the company’s AGM on 30 November. He said the company was working […]

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What were the significant events that you'll remember from Australia in 2018 - there were some sad moments but many happy ones. Let's take a look at what Australia got up to in 2018.

Well kids, it's sure been a big year in the Land Down Under. I had a birthday, you had a birthday. Unless your birthday hasn't happened yet. And a few other big things happened too.

First there was that big cabinet-ful of secret files. That didn't stay secret for long. When an anonymous Aussie found them in his second-hand filing cabinet and passed them on to the ABC. Which used them to break some big stories about the goings-on in parliament.

But that political scandal was well and truly overshadowed by another later in the year when the Liberal Party voted to boot the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and replace him with this guy. Our current PM, Scott Morrison.

A couple of royal commissions got underway, one into the dodgy dealings of our big banks and another into problems with our aged care sector.

Mother nature kept us all on our toes, as usual a big dry in many regional areas dragged on while bushfires destroyed homes in NSW, QLD and Victoria.

The sheep we ship overseas spent some time in the limelight this year when video footage emerged of about 64 thousand on their way to the Middle East being kept in really bad conditions. In response, the government made some changes to the rules to improve conditions for sheep.

Meanwhile the debate around whether we should cull sharks was re-ignited and speaking of culls, the NSW Government ditched its plan to cull brumbies that are damaging our environment. Instead they're looking at other ways to control wild horse numbers.

Some very good news from the World Health Organisation showed us why vaccinations are so important. A nasty disease called Rubella was declared eliminated from Australia.

This year the government got serious about space too. It's pumping more than 40 million bucks into Australia's space industry and that'll include building our first ever Aussie Space Agency.

Back here on Earth, some of our biggest Australian Cricket players landed themselves in hot water when they were caught breaking the rules during a test match in South Africa. They made public apologies and were given pretty lengthy bans.

Off the cricket pitch, we were confronted with tampering of a different kind. Needles embedded in strawberries on our supermarket shelves. Luckily, nobody was hurt.


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Qualcomm presenta oficialmente el Snapdragon 855, su nuevo procesador que estará incluido en la mayoría de buques insignia de las principales marcas. Por las mismas fechas que el año pasado, en el tercer Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, el fabricante estadounidense de chips nos ha dado a conocer su procesador referencia para el año que viene.

Hasta la fecha, el chip más potente de Qualcomm era el Snapdragon 845, pero ya ha cumplido un año y aquí tenemos por fin el nuevo chipset de gama alta. El nuevo modelo, previamente filtrado como 8150, tiene el nombre esperado según la nomenclatura habitual. Vamos a conocer qué es lo que nos ofrece este nuevo Snapdragon 855, qué mejoras introduce respecto al año pasado y cuáles son sus características más importantes.

Los 7 nanómetros llegan a los procesadores Snapdragon

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De la misma manera que el Apple A12 Bionic y el Kirin 980 de Huawei, este Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 está fabricado en siete nanómetros. Se trata de un proceso de fabricación producido por TSMC y donde según la compañía conseguimos una importante mejoría en rendimiento y eficiencia.

Para la distribución del cluster, según se ha filtrado hasta ahora, Qualcomm habría optado en primer lugar por un grupo formado por cuatro núcleos a 1,8GHz. Se trataría de cuatro núcleos con arquitectura Cortex ARM de bajo consumo para realizar las tareas menos exigentes. En segundo lugar, tres núcleos extra de alto rendimiento que correrían a 2,4GHz. Finalmente, un núcleo único a 2,8GHz. Un total de ocho núcleos distribuidos en un diseño tri-cluster.

Respecto a la GPU, se incorporaría la nueva Adreno 640. Sin embargo Qualcomm no ha dado a conocer todos los detalles técnicos de su nuevo procesador durante la presentación, por lo que esperaremos a conocerlos para actualizar esta información.

El primer Snapdragon con NPU dedicada

Qualcomm 855

El Snapdragon 855 triplica la potencia en inteligencia artificial respecto a la anterior generación. Esto es debido principalmente a la incorporación de una NPU dedicada. ¿Para qué sirve esta NPU? Principalmente para mejorar los resultados en fotografía y vídeo.

El chip gráfico integra algoritmos de fotografía computacional, una serie de incorporaciones que ya hemos ido viendo en 2018 como diversos fabricantes lo han ido añadiendo a sus terminales para mejorar funciones como el modo retrato o resolver escenas complicadas como las nocturnas.

Adicionalmente, Qualcomm nos presenta una herramienta que denominan 'Elite Gaming'. Una incorporación de la que pronto conoceremos más detalles y se ha creado para mejorar la experiencia al jugar desde el móvil.

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Este Snapdragon 855 llega además optimizado para el lector de huellas ultrasónico de la compañía. Un lector que puede incorporarse debajo de la pantalla y ya hemos visto cómo varios fabricantes de móviles han ido añadiendo en sus buques insignia. Una tendencia que no sorprendería si para el año que viene sigue implementándose.

Conectando el mundo con 5G, pero sin olvidarse del 4G

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2019 es el año donde teóricamente deberíamos ver despegar al 5G. Y como ya sabíamos, el Snapdragon 855 vendrá preparado para esta nueva tecnología gracias a la incorporación de su modem X50, un chipset con soporte para velocidades de hasta 5 Gbps.

Sin embargo no llegará solo. El Snapdragon 855 soportará 5G a través de este modem X50 pero también trabajará con redes 4G a través de su otro módem, el X24 con velocidades de hasta 2 Gbps.

Durante la conferencia, Qualcomm ha anunciado que en 2019 las redes 5G empezarán a distribuirse en Europa, Japón, Corea del Sur, Australia, EEUU y China. Una expansión donde compañías como Ericsson, Telstra y la propia Qualcomm están invirtiendo para que los primeros tests empiecen a dar resultados. También se ha confirmado que durante la primera mitad de 2019 tendremos los primeros móviles con 5G con este Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 en su interior.

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26 de diciembre de 2004 a las 00:56. Posiblemente la fecha no te diga nada, pero fue el momento exacto en el que se registró en La India el tsunami más mortífero hasta la fecha. Provocado por un terremoto cuyo epicentro se encontraba cerca de Sumatra, la ola de 24 metros acabó con la vida de 240.000 habitantes y con un recuento de daños por valor de 2.400 millones de dólares.

Los tsunamis son unas enormes olas (o una sucesión de ellas) provocadas por el desplazamiento de una masa de agua que se genera, en la mayoría de ocasiones, por terremotos en el fondo marino. Cuando el fondo marino se desplaza en sentido vertical, las aguas pierden el equilibrio y, al recuperarlo, se producen las olas. Así pues, cuanto más violento sea el terremoto, mayor magnitud tendrá el tsunami. Por ello, los tsunamis suelen tener lugar en el Océano Pacífico, donde se encuentra la zona de mayor actividad sísmica de la Tierra.

La palabra "tsunami" es de origen japonés y se compone de dos términos: "tsu", que significa puerto o bahía, y "nami", que significa ola.

Cuando un tsunami se acerca a la costa empieza a perder velocidad dado que la profundidad del agua se reduce, pero si hablamos de una ola de 24 metros como la que azotó India (24 metros al tocar tierra, ojo), puede que esta barrera natural se antoje insuficiente. Además, al reducirse la velocidad aumenta la altura. Por ello, los países han tomado cartas en el asunto y a lo largo de estos años han desarrollado diferentes medidas para minimizar daños.

Un repaso a la génesis de un tsunami

Aunque ya hemos resumido someramente cómo se gesta un tsunami, no está de más entender qué es lo que pasa en nuestro planeta para se produzca este impresionante fenómeno natural. Por lo general, la mayoría de tsunamis se producen por un terremoto submarino provocado por el movimiento de las fallas en la corteza terrestre. Por ello el Cinturón de Fuego del Pacífico es tan problemático y suele ser el más afectado por los tsunamis, porque se encuentra justo en una zona de fricción de varias placas tectónicas (euroasiática, norteamericana, caribe, cocos, nazca, antártica, pacífica, indo-australiana y filipina).

Cuando las placas se superponen, la que se sitúa por encima desplaza una masa de agua enorme hacia arriba, alterando el equilibrio de la superficie marina formando una especie de joroba. Cuando esa joroba cae, es decir, cuando la superficie recupera el equilibrio, se produce una ola o una sucesión de estas.

Entiéndelo como si golpeases un cable tenso por debajo. Al golpear generas una tensión que se traduce en unas ondas a lo largo del cable. Un tsunami se produce cuando el golpe es muy, muy fuerte.

La velocidad media de un tsunami es de unos 191 metros por segundo, es decir, más de 700 kilómetros por hora.

La velocidad del tsunami dependerá de la profundidad del lecho marino. De hecho, se puede calcular multiplicando la gravedad terrestre por la profundidad del agua y sacando la raíz cuadrada. La profundidad media del suelo oceánico es de unos 3.730 metros, por lo que la velocidad media de un tsunami es de unos 191 metros por segundo, es decir, más de 700 kilómetros por hora.

Cuando impacta en la costa sufren el efecto de la refracción, reduciendo su amplitud de onda pero aumentando su altura. Ahí es donde se produce el desastre, puesto que de haber poblaciones costeras, la ola arrasará con ellas hasta que toda su energía se disperse. En el caso del tsunami de India, la energía fue de 26 megatones, 1.500 veces la energía de la bomba atómica de Hiroshima.

¿Cómo se detecta un tsunami?

Boya Dart Esta es una de las centenas de boyas DART que hay repartidas, principalmente, por el Océano Pacífico.

Detectar un tsunami no es tarea fácil, puesto que no hay un indicador preciso que detecte la generación del mismo. El método más común es midiendo la escala sísmica de los terremotos submarinos. En Europa, por ejemplo, tenemos el "Grupo de Coordinación Intergubernamental para el Sistema de Alerta Temprana y Mitigación de Tsunamis en el Atlántico Nororiental, el Mediterráneo y los Mares Conectados", más conocido como ICG/NEAMTWS. Consta de cinco centros con sismógrafos situados en Grecia, Francia, Italia, Portugal y Turquía que emiten una alerta al detectar un terremoto de magnitud 5,5 o más en la escala Richter en las zonas costeras. Esto, recordemos, es un sistema de alerta temprana. Que haya un terremoto submarino no implica que haya un tsunami.

El método más moderno y fiable que tenemos actualmente hace uso de las boyas DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis). Dichas boyas se quedan ancladas al fondo de mar y cuentan con un sensor de presión en las profundidades. La boya mide la altura de la columna de agua y su volumen, entre otros parámetros, y transmite la información vía satélite a los centros de tsunamis. No resulta sorprendente, por tanto, que a ubicación de las boyas coincida con las zonas de colisión de placas tectónicas.

Boyas Y Placas Los límites de las placas tectónicas están marcados en rojo, verde y naranja. Los puntos son la ubicación de las boyas DART. Como puede verse, están colocadas en zonas de fricción.

Si se detecta un movimiento sospechoso o indicio de tsunami (como un cambio brusco en la presión o altura) se emite una alerta a los centros, que deberán decidir qué acción emprender. Estos se encuentran en Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Tailandia, Rusia e India.

Las protecciones contra tsunamis

Las principales barreras contra los tsunamis son las naturales, como los arrecifes de coral o las islas. Kanyakumari, por ejemplo, aun siendo una de las zonas más afectadas por el tsunami de 2004, vio reducido el impacto del la ola por tener grandes barreras de coral en sus costas, que dividieron el tsunami y redujeron su tensión, ergo su poder destructivo. Actuaron como una muralla natural que, si bien no fue suficiente, hizo que hoy podamos decir que pudo ser peor.

Por desgracia, el coral está donde está y no puede moverse ni pretenderse que haya arrecifes de coral en todos lados. Así pues, se tienen que desarrollar otras medidas que ayuden a frenar el avance de estas enormes olas. ¿Cómo? Vamos a verlo.

Con murallas de toda la vida

Si no hay barreras naturales, habrá que construirlas. Eso mismo debió pensar el gobierno de Japón tras el terremoto (y posterior tsunami) de 2011, cuando levantaron una serie de muros en la línea costera para frenar el impacto de olas futuras. Hasta el momento de su construcción, las zonas más propensas a ser afectadas por estos desastres naturales tenían un rompeolas de unos cuatro metros que fue insuficiente.

En total, Japón ha construido 395 kilómetros de muros de 12,5 metros de altura a lo largo de sus costas

Así pues, los japoneses sustituyeron esos modestos rompeolas por unos muros de cemento de 12,5 metros de alto. En total se han construido 395 kilómetros de muros que le han costado al gobierno japonés unos 12,74 mil millones de dólares. La idea no es que paren los tsunamis, puesto que una ola más grande puede pasarla “sin problemas”, sino frenar su avance y rascar algunos minutos para conseguir evacuar a la población.

Dicha obra titánica ha ida acompañada de la prohibición de construir nuevos edificios en algunas zonas costeras y el desplazamiento de los residentes a zonas más elevadas. Por desgracia, nunca llueve a gusto de todos. Algunos ciudadanos creen que el muro afectará al turismo y que el dinero invertido en su levantamiento también debía haberse invertido en reconstrucciones de infraestructuras dañadas.

Como curiosidad, la sede de Sony en Japón tiene una protección anti-tsunamis que eleva un muro de tres pisos de alto para disminuir el impacto de la ola. Tras el terremoto y tsunami que asoló Japón en 2011, la empresa nipona tuvo que cerrar varias fábricas dedicadas a la producción de blu-rays, baterías y CDs. Otra compañía afectada fue Toyota.

Partiéndolo en trozos durante su travesía

Ya tenemos claro que cuando el tsunami llega a tierra es demasiado tarde para frenar sus efectos. ¿Solución? Hacer que pierda fuerza durante su viaje. Los tsunamis se mueven horizontalmente, por lo que si se consigue partir en varios trozos y dividir las olas en varias partes, su fuerza será más débil y las probabilidades de que no lleguen a la costa aumentarán.

Por desgracia, todavía no hay ningún sistema similar operativo. Lo más “sencillo” (entre infinitas comillas) sería construir pequeños islotes artificiales en lugares clave, pero eso implica un despliegue de medios que no todos los países se pueden permitir. China, por ejemplo, ha demostrado que se puede ganar terreno al mar cogiendo sedimentos del fondo marino y amontonándolos. De momento lo han hecho en las Spraty Island (mapa superior) para construir bases militares, puertos marítimos y aeropuertos (por eso las zonas salen desenfocadas), pero es un método que Tad Murty, vicepresidente de la Sociedad Internacional de los Tsunamis, cree que puede funcionar.

Un método que se contempla es la creación de islas artificiales usando el plástico que hay en los océanos

De hecho, Murty cree que podríamos matar dos pájaros de un tiro. Actualmente existe una superficie de 1,6 millones de kilómetros cuadrados de plástico en los océanos, por lo que una solución sería aprovecharlo para crear islotes artificiales anti-tsunamis. Habría que ingeniárselas para dejarlos fijos en el mar, pero al menos se le daría una utilidad a estos desechos. Los últimos datos hablan de 80.000 toneladas de plástico y 1,8 trillones de piezas, por lo que lo mismo hay suficiente para más de una construcción.

Con ondas de gravedad acústica

Un método futuro que se contempla para destruir los tsunamis es usar ondas de gravedad acústica. Cuando se produce un terremoto se genera una vibración, es decir, ondas. Si disparamos ondas de gravedad acústica contra las generadas por el terremoto se puede cambiar su forma para que ocupen un área más grande, disipando así su energía y la fuerza del tsunami.

Esto todavía no es posible, ya que se necesitaría una enorme cantidad de energía para generar las ondas, por no hablar de que tendrían que tener una precisión más que milimétrica para funcionar. Usama Kadri, profesor de Matemáticas Aplicadas en la Universidad de Cardiff, explicó este sistema en un paper y dijo en una entrevista con Gizmodo que ya se están llevando a cabo experimentos en laboratorio.

Mientras llega el futuro, construyamos refugios

Por el momento, las dos medidas que hay en funcionamiento son las boyas DART y las murallas, pero ya hemos visto que son insuficientes. Un muro, salvo que sea de 30 metros y muy ancho, no puede parar un tsunami, y las boyas DART solo funcionan para detectar. Así pues, algunos países han optado por proteger a los ciudadanos con refugios a prueba de tsunamis.

Estados Unidos construyó el primero en 2014 en el condado de Greys Harbour, al sur de Washington. En concreto, se trata de un refugio de evacuación vertical situado en la Escuela Elemental Ocosta que puede albergar a unas mil personas. La zona de evacuación se encuentra en el tejado, a 17 metros del suelo, una altura muy superior a la que la inundación de un tsunami podría alcanzar en la zona.

Sin embargo, si hablamos de refugios tenemos que mencionar el STATIM (Storm, -Tornado And Tsunami Interconnected Modules- Shelter System), una cápsula naranja que puede flotar ante una inundación. Está construida en hormigón armado y se trata de una estructura fija, es decir, que está anclada al suelo. Ante una inundación, el agua la arrastraría como si de un submarino se tratase.

Fabricarla cuesta unos 100.000 dólares, está equipada con GPS y puede almacenar comida y agua suficiente para que las 80 personas que caben en su interior subsistan una semana. El sistema fue desarrollado por Miguel A. Serrano, de Brahman Developments, que afirma que “no sería un paseo divertido, pero se sobreviviría".

Japón, que esperar volver a ser víctima de otro tsunami en los próximos años, se ha acorazado con una serie de torres a lo largo de la costa de Nakoku. En concreto, son 90 torres (y las que están por venir) con una altura de 20 metros con capacidad para 362 personas y unos cimientos de entre 14,5 y 30 metros de profundidad. Por si acaso, las torres también están equipadas con unas cápsulas de evacuación.

Están situadas en la prefectura de Kochi, de 720.000 habitantes, porque, según las previsiones, será una de las zonas más afectadas por el tsunami que está por venir. El gobierno regional invierte 430 millones de dólares anuales en estas medidas, el doble de lo que gastaba antes del terremoto de 2011.

Qué hacer ante un tsunami

Señal tsunami

Ahora que ya sabemos un poco mejor qué son los tsunamis y qué se está haciendo para combatirlos, no está de más saber cómo actuar en caso de que nos topemos con uno (algo que ojalá nunca pase). Las zonas propensas a ser víctimas de un tsunami tienen diferentes mapas con rutas de evacuación (marcadas con una señal azul con una ola) y localizaciones de refugios, por lo que no está de más que preguntes por ellas o las busques antes de viajar.

También es importante que conozcas los indicios de que se avecina un tsunami, como terremotos intensos y bajadas repentinas del nivel del agua en la costa. Como ya sabrás, al notar un terremoto lo primero es ponerse a cubierto (tú y toda tu familia) bajo un elemento que pueda protegerte de posibles derrumbamientos.

Ante un tsunami, evacúa y no esperes una señal. Busca siempre zonas altas de interior

Aquí hay una regla de oro: suelta todo lo que tengas en las manos, agarra a tu familia, cubríos y esperad a que el terremoto pase. Una vez pase, y no antes, muévete a una zona alta del interior. Evacúa, no esperes. Cuanto más aguardes una señal más se acercará la ola y menos tiempo tendrás para huir. Si ya estás en una zona segura, obedece las órdenes del personal al mando y haz lo que te digan que hagas.

Cuando todo haya pasado, presta atención a las alertas locales y las autoridades. Ellas te dirán a qué zonas puede accederse y a las que no. Evita ir por zonas inundadas, porque aunque no lo veas, el agua puede ser mucho más profunda de lo que parece. Aléjate de edificios dañados, carreteras y puentes, puesto que las estructuras pueden estar dañadas.

Finalmente, desde el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos recomiendan que, una vez todo vuelva a su cauce y puedas acceder a la casa, hagas fotos de absolutamente todos los daños y contactes con el seguro para obtener ayuda. Es cierto que hay pérdidas que son irrecuperables, pero bienvenido será todo lo que pueda sustituirse. Sea como sea, lo importante es salvar la vida, no los objetos.

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GroupM updated its 2018 and 2019 ad investment forecasts. GroupM slightly downgraded 2018 growth expectations from 4.5% to 4.3%. 2019 growth projections are also whittled from 3.9% to 3.6%, with total new investment anticipated to reach $19B instead of the $23B earlier predicted. [Recent US dollar appreciation versus just about every other currency helped suppress this growth.] Stress on the auto category stood out in feedback from GroupM’s worldwide network, as did the absence of any rebound in CPG investment with traditional media. These views and more are discussed in This Year, Next Year, GroupM’s twice yearly look at worldwide media investment trends authored by Futures Director, Adam Smith. “GroupM’s still strong but slightly fraying 2018 view ties to macro questions: tighter money, China’s slowing growth, and the potential for pricey trade wars,” said Smith. “Real interest rates are edging up globally, but serious potential problems remain limited to a fragile five — Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey and Venezuela.” GroupM forecasts that ten countries will provide 83% of all 2019 growth. China remains the largest contributor, but 2019 will be its sixth successive year with single-digit ad growth and mark its lowest growth rate yet recorded. Still, its USD 90 billion ad market is second only to the USA, and has doubled since 2010. Despite rapid consumerization, China’s advertising intensity peaked at 0.78% of GDP in 2006 and has trended down to a prospective 0.67% in 2019. Also Read: Between 2018 – 2021, online video advertising to grow at average 18% a year Ranked second, the U.S. is experiencing good macroeconomic indicators like lower unemployment and improved consumer confidence, but increasing energy prices, rising interest rates, and low unemployment have many concerned about the potential for increased inflation on top of a yawning deficit. Marketers continue to scrutinize digital investment with emphasis on verification and value. Ranked third, India is expected to contribute $1.35B of growth. This is roughly the same as Australia’s, Russia’s and Brazil’s combined growth, even though India’s total ad economy is a mere quarter of the others’ combined heft. India’s 14% ad investment growth is rooted in 7% real consumer spending growth. Japan is fourth. Japanese advertising has tracked ahead of its GDP in the post-Lehman cycle with media spending per capita picking up sharply since 2016. The 2020 Olympics and a surge in biddable media are powering tailwinds, but a 2019 consumption tax rise from 8% to 10% and Japan’s belated confrontation with value, viewability and verification in digital supply chain are foreseeable headwinds. A resilient UK is fifth. Despite fears of Brexit calamity and consumer fatigue, advertising investment remains propelled by massive advertising digitization (61% of predicted investment in 2019), and GroupM’s UK forecast remains buoyant. This is partly because of the market’s characteristic flexibility. In an emergency, advertisers know they can turn off the tap. Concerning the new forecast, GroupM’s CEO, Kelly Clark said, “Worldwide advertising investment grows slowly but marketing has never moved faster. Automation proliferates; cycles accelerate; talent grows more mobile. The gap between the cost of failure and the value of success grows wider. For advertisers, this underscores the importance of a worldview and trusted partners who can help their brands perform where the growth can be found.”

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Finding a snake in your bed could be one of the unanticipated consequences of climate change, animal experts warn Australians.
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Snake gourd also called serpent gourd is a rapid growing vine of the gourd family. It is a native to southeastern Asia, Australia and some parts of  tropical Africa. The whole fruit is eaten as a vegetable. This vegetable often reach 1.5 meters in length. Some health benefits of snake gourd are it prevents respiratory problems, relieves acidity, treats liver problems, treats diabetes and is low in calories.

So today am here with a deep fried dish Snake gourd pakoda. We are starting with 95th edition of Blogging Marathon and my theme for week 1 is " Deep fried Love". My family loves pakoda specially Mirchi Bajji ( pakoda ), onion pakoda , brinjal pakoda, Raw banana pakoda and the list goes on. For a change I have made these snake gourd pakoda's, just to try if my kids eat this vegetable in this form at least, as they do not like sabji with it. And to my surprise my kids loved these pakoda's . So here goes the list of ingredients and recipe for you to try with your family.



Ingredients:


Snake Gourd / Potlakaya / Padwal  
Besan / Chick peas flour 1/2 cup
Rice flour 3 teaspoons
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Ajwai / Carom seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon
Water
Oil for deep frying


Preparation:


Peel the skin of snake gourd and cut in semi thin  ( 1/4 inch thickness ) circles.
In a mixing bowl add besan, rice flour, salt, chili powder, turmeric powder and carom seeds.
Mix everything well.
In a small bowl add ginger garlic paste and few spoons water to make it watery consistency.
Add it to the dry ingredients along with some more water to make it smooth  batter.
Finally add baking powder and mix.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Dip each snake gourd circle in the batter and drop them in hot oil to fry.
Fry on both sides till nice and crisp.
Add few circles at a time.
Remove and place them on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with ketchup or hot sauce.



Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 95.





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.K LanYuan Protective(Wuhan)Co.,limited(Wuhan LanYuan Protective Co.,Ltd) is located in Wuhan, Hubei province. Established in 2010, it is a comprehensive organization focusing on the R&D, Marketing and Service of a various of human protective products. Mainly produces and sells all kinds of health care and medical disposable products for hospitals, clinics and daily use. With rich experience and professionalism, also our painstaking efforts of these years, the products of LanYuan almost covers all medical accessories and operation room dressings. We never forget to introduce the high efficiency equipment, to develop and improve the advanced technology to ensure of the good quality products, newly products design. In return, LanYuan wins a lot of faithful customers from all over the world. Our factory covers an area of 10,000 square meters, including 5,000 square meters of production workshop, with triply-wire machine 294 sets, flat wire machine 120 sets, welding machine 80 sets, mask machine 150 sets etc. There are two automatic warehouse with storage capacity over 43,000 cubic meters. The ethylene oxide sterilization center is 2,500 square meters, sterilize 7,500 cubic meters per month. We have a average monthly production capacity of 1,000 tons of non-woven fabrics, 20,000PCS medical accessories, 20,000PCS sterilized surgical drape packs, 700,000PCS non-woven gowns. The annual output value is about 20 million. To meet the increasing demand of the market and also to realize it’s own growth of strength, LanYuan is engaged in more than 30 categories of protective and health care products, they are mainly non-woven products, plastic products and hospitable medical accessories to a significant extent covering: Mask series: PM 2.5 Haze Masks/Ear-loop mask/Tie-on mask/Active carbon Mask/Dust Mask-N95/Face Mask Paper/Plastic Hygiene Mask /Special Shaped Mask /Industrial Goggle Medical Cotton Uniform: Medical Uniform/Hospital Uniform/Doctor Uniform/Nurse Uniform/Smock Suit/Work Wear/Cotton Hospital Gown/Scrub Suit/Nurse Scrub Suit/Scrubs Reversible/Nurse Shoes/Doctor Suit/Construction Clothes/Work Uniforms /Workwear Overalls/ Nursing Staff Uniform/Percale Bed Sheets/Polyster Medical Uniforms Surgical Room Gowns: Sterilized Surgical Pack/Surgical Kit/Ophthalmology Packs/Universal Surgical Pack/Mayo Table Cover/SMS Surgical Gown/Isolation Gown/Coverall/Lab Coat/Visitor Coat /Patient coat/Sauna Suit/CPE Isolation Gown/PP/SPP Surgical gown/Surgical Suit/PP+PE gowns/Germicidal Bunny Suit/tyvek protective gown/Slaughter clothes Disposable Caps Series: PE Shower Cap/Bouffant Cap/Clip Cap/Doctor Cap/Surgeon Cap/ Nylon Hairnet/Peaked Cap/Space Cap/Hood/Beard Restraints/Nurse Cap/Mob Cap/Round cap/Astronaut Cap/Hood Cover/Surgical Hood/Bar Cap/Sister Work Caps/Shower Cap for Hair Cut Beauty Industrial: Disposable Bathrobe/ Plastic Ear Cap/Red Shampoo Cape/ Disposable Extend Tipping Cap/Hair Dye Cap/ PVC Highlighting Cap/Hair Dressing Capes/Hair Cutting Cape/PE Ear Cover/PE Shampoo Cape for Hair Salon/Hair Salon Cap/PE Rain Hat /Hair Dye Cap /PVC Highlighting Cap/Beauty Salon Dress SPA Dress/Cotton Underwear/Kimono SPA/SPA Head Band /Spunlace Face Rest Cover/Slip Underwear/briefs(T type)/non-woven shorts/pants/lady non-woven bra/bath rode/bath kimono Pillow cover/Bed Sheet/Mattress Cover/PE Shoe Cover/CPE Shoe cover/Nonwoven Shoe Cover/Boot Cover/Slipper/Bed Cover /PE Sleeves Cover/CPE Sleeves Cover/Nonwoven Sleeve Cover/PE Apron/PE Poncho Gloves Series: Vinyl Gloves/Nitrile Gloves/CPE Gloves/HDPE Gloves/LDPE Gloves/Latex Gloves/Latex Surgical Gloves/ Ruber Gloves/Household Gloves/Industrial Gloves All Bags: Non-woven Shopping Bag/ Cooler Bag/Chinese drugs Bag/Wrap Towel/PE Heavy Bag/PE Toilet Bag Hot medical accessories: Disposable ECG Electrode/ Plastic Forceps/ Plastic Disposable Syringe/TPE Infusion Set /Plastic Basin with Scale/Medical Tender Tape/Elastic Bandage/ Cotton Wool: PET Vacuum Tube; Dental Bib; Disposable Mouth Care Bag; Gauze bandage, Absorbent Cotton Roll/ Medical Absorbent Cotton Roll/ Sponge Brush/Scrub Brush/Foam Tipped Oral Swabs/Pull-up Pants/Wooden Tongue/Bamboo Tongue/Coffee Stick:... New Arrival: Hamper Stand with Poly Coated Steel/ Lab Device Segment Device/Medical Compression Socks Knee High/Swab Skin Preparation Applicator/Blood Smear Dispenser/ Blood Segment Device/Blood Smear Make Dispenser/Plastic Y Connector Strictly according to national industrial standards of GB/T2626-92, GB2828-87, GB2829-87, LD29-29 as well as to management rules of ISO9001-2000, we supply our products with our registered brand name "LanYuan". Our products have been applied in many domestic major hospitals and restaurants and have been widely exported to Middle East, USA, Russia, Australia, Japan, Greece, Malaysia, Philippines, Colombia, Belgium and so on. Motto: Developing products quality, Meeting customers satisfaction, Improving management system, Occupying market competition. Today, LanYuan still devote itself to the development cost-effective and customer-friendly products. Owing its growth to the customers, LanYuan is committed to providing quality products and attentive services to international customers. Welcome to your kindly enquiry and be get the free samples, we shall reply you at the first time.
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Five years ago, Amazon's Jeff Bezos predicted that by now we would all be getting packages delivered by drones. Despite numerous trials and pilots around the globe, we're still waiting. Meanwhile other companies have been nipping at Amazon's heels, including Google's parent company Alphabet. Its Project X drones started delivering burritos to customers in Australia's Capital Territory last year, and has now announced that folks in Finland can look forward to package deliveries by air from early 2019.

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          NEW PRODUCT on SALE :Shopping trolley cover with pockets/trolley cart liner/high chair cover/shopping cart cover-Single or double seat by PurpleChilliDesigns      Cache   Translate Page      

46.00 AUD

This soft trolley seat cover / shopping cart seat liner is 100% cotton fabric - only one layer of nice and thick fabric.

It completely covers the child's seat on a shopping trolley keeping your child in a clean and comfortable environment with all sides covered. There are holes for the child's legs and slits for the buckle / safety harness. Fully elasticated all around for a snug fit. Fold and fit itself into an attached sack. Keep it in the car so it is always available when shopping in the supermarket.

Universal fit for all single or double seat trolleys. Please check if your local supermarkets carry single or double shopping trolleys.

This new product features pockets on either side of the cover. This allows you to store accessories such as your phone, keys and wallet. The trolley cover also has a section for you to hang your child's toys (refer to photos).
Size of pockets: 7x8inches (18x20cm)

Machine washable.

All products are handmade with love in Australia, each one may vary slightly in sizes, patterns and colours.


          NEW PRODUCT on SALE :Shopping trolley cover with pockets/trolley cart liner/high chair cover/shopping cart cover-Single or double seat by PurpleChilliDesigns      Cache   Translate Page      

46.00 AUD

This soft trolley seat cover / shopping cart seat liner is 100% cotton fabric - only one layer of nice and thick fabric.

It completely covers the child's seat on a shopping trolley keeping your child in a clean and comfortable environment with all sides covered. There are holes for the child's legs and slits for the buckle / safety harness. Fully elasticated all around for a snug fit. Fold and fit itself into an attached sack. Keep it in the car so it is always available when shopping in the supermarket.

Universal fit for all single or double seat trolleys. Please check if your local supermarkets carry single or double shopping trolleys.

This new product features pockets on either side of the cover. This allows you to store accessories such as your phone, keys and wallet. The trolley cover also has a section for you to hang your child's toys (refer to photos).
Size of pockets: 7x8inches (18x20cm)

Machine washable.

All products are handmade with love in Australia, each one may vary slightly in sizes, patterns and colours.


          NEW PRODUCT on SALE :Shopping trolley cover with pockets/trolley cart liner/high chair cover/shopping cart cover-Single or double seat by PurpleChilliDesigns      Cache   Translate Page      

46.00 AUD

This soft trolley seat cover / shopping cart seat liner is 100% cotton fabric - only one layer of nice and thick fabric.

It completely covers the child's seat on a shopping trolley keeping your child in a clean and comfortable environment with all sides covered. There are holes for the child's legs and slits for the buckle / safety harness. Fully elasticated all around for a snug fit. Fold and fit itself into an attached sack. Keep it in the car so it is always available when shopping in the supermarket.

Universal fit for all single or double seat trolleys. Please check if your local supermarkets carry single or double shopping trolleys.

This new product features pockets on either side of the cover. This allows you to store accessories such as your phone, keys and wallet. The trolley cover also has a section for you to hang your child's toys (refer to photos).
Size of pockets: 7x8inches (18x20cm)

Machine washable.

All products are handmade with love in Australia, each one may vary slightly in sizes, patterns and colours.


          stylish pram caddy / stroller organiser / wheelchair bag /shoulder bag/ pram bag with flap close or zipper close- Black and white stripes by PurpleChilliDesigns      Cache   Translate Page      

45.00 AUD

This practical and stylish pram caddy / stroller bag can be easily hanged over a pram or stroller handle bar with snap buttons and velcro in two adjustable straps. It also works well with double stroller. It has plenty of storage spaces with 1 large compartment for nappies, wipes, hats or toys, 2 waterproof bottle/cup holders and 3 small pockets for items such as keys phone and wallet etc. The collapsible design does not interfere with the stroller fold! if you prefer zipper close instead of the flap close, please check out the zipper close list and let me know which fabric you want.

This 'deluxe' caddy includes all functions of nappy wallet, bottle holders and baby bag. The caddy and a change mat, which can be stored inside the caddy, would be a perfect travel baby care kit. TIP: Consider to buy this caddy with a change mat in a discount price. :)

There are two type of closures for your choice: Flap style and Zipper style.
In the zipper style caddy, the smart arrangement of the zipper still allows bottles extruding from the bottle holders.

The shoulder strap allows you to use the caddy when you are away from the pram. You can also use the caddy as an in-car organiser when your child outgrows the pram.

It would make the perfect baby shower or new baby gift!!

Material: 100% cotton outside; PVC coated fabric inside; fusible interfacing in the middle.

Measurements:40cm wide x 13cm deep x 20cm high; strap length 33cm unfolded. The shoulder strap is 65cm.

With two adjustable straps, this pram / stroller caddy will fit most:
- Single width prams / strollers
- Double width prams / strollers

!!!! If you purchase the caddy with the optional changing mat, please leave the colour of the changing mat in the notes section at checkout !!!!

All products are handmade with love in Australia, each one may vary slightly in sizes, patterns and colours. I try to make the price as low as possible to boost sales, I need your support!!

You can choose a fabric for this caddy from my nappy wallet section and leave a note at checkout. Please leave a message if you have any special request.


          new mother gift -wheelchair bag organiser- stylish pram caddy - stroller organiser - pram bag - pram organiser- golden multicolour triangles by PurpleChilliDesigns      Cache   Translate Page      

45.00 AUD

This practical and stylish pram caddy / stroller bag can be easily and universally hanged over a single or double pram or stroller handle bar with snap buttons and velcro in two adjustable straps. It has plenty of storage spaces with 1 large compartment for nappies, wipes, hats or toys, 2 waterproof bottle/cup holders and 3 small pockets for items such as keys phone and wallet etc. All chambers are divided by a layer of pvc coated waterproof fabric. The collapsible design does not interfere with the stroller fold!

This 'deluxe' caddy includes all functions of nappy wallet, bottle holders and baby bag. The caddy and a change mat, which can be stored inside the caddy, would be a perfect travel baby care station. TIP: Consider to buy this caddy with a change mat in a discount price. :)

The shoulder strap allows you to use the caddy when you are away from the pram. You can also use the caddy as an in-car organiser when your child outgrows the pram.

It would make the perfect baby shower or new baby gift for a new mother!!

There are two type of closures for your choice: Flap style and Zipper style.
In the zipper style caddy, the smart arrangement of the zipper still allows bottles extruding from the bottle holders.

Material: 100% cotton with triangle patterns outside; PVC coated fabric inside wipe clean. Fusible interfacing in the middle.

Measurements: 40cm wide x 13cm deep x 20cm high; side strap lengths are 33cm unfolded. The shoulder strap is 65cm.

With two adjustable straps, this pram / stroller caddy will fit most:
- Single width prams / strollers
- Double width prams / strollers

Hand wash gently and do not iron.

!!!! If you purchase the caddy with the optional changing mat, please leave the colour of the changing mat in the notes section at checkout !!!!

All products are handmade with love in Australia, each one may vary slightly in sizes, patterns and colours. I try to make the price as low as possible to boost sales, I need your support!!

You can choose a fabric for this caddy from my nappy wallet section and leave a note at checkout. Please leave a message if you have any special request.


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The company is now more confident that its King of the Hills asset can ultimately support a large-scale bulk-mining operation.

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The prices being charged to Australian businesses to buy Australian and International Business Standards as excessive, unsustainable, and unfair to Australian business,  according to the Safety Institute of Australia.  

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are working off the holiday spread in advance. The band is spreading year-end tidings of comfort and joy whether you want it or not. First up is a limited-edition Christmas single available on seven-inch vinyl directly from QOTSA.com and to stream, wherever streamers stream. The A-side is a rendition of "Silent Night" teaming Joshua Homme with Australian blues singer-songwriter and guitarist C.W. Stoneking, and the flipside features a reading of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas", with Brody Dalle, Joshua Homme and their three merry-making elves. Recorded during QOTSA's 2017 tour of Australia in East Fremantle, the single will be released digitally on December 7; the limited-edition vinyl release is set for December 14. Proceeds from the single will benefit the Sweet Stuff Foundation, the non-profit created by Homme in 2013 to provide assistance to career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability, and to Support Act, an alliance with a similar mission founded in 1997 in Australia by AMCOS, APRA, ARIA and PPCA. Finally, Joshua is back at it with the third season of his Beats 1 radio show, the "Alligator Hour". Guests on the new season include Elvira, Bill Burr, Jake Shears and more. The "Alligator Hour" can be experienced every Sunday 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. GMT for free at apple.co/joshlive or on demand at apple.co/josh.
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Steve Salo, 1 December 2018   ‘Afternoon Light – Helsinki’ has been selected as a finalist for the inaugural $30,000 Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Melbourne. The Award was established to showcase Australian artists who use the medium of watercolour in highly accomplished and innovative ways. ‘Afternoon Light […]
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The #MeToo activist appeared on The Project to lend her support to local campaign #WalkoutOz.
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The position of US ambassador to Australia has been vacant since September 2016, making Australia one of the last close US allies to receive a permanent ambassador since Donald Trump took office.
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The economy grew by 2.8 per cent in the year to September, delivering the Coalition an economic hurdle as it heads into the summer break.
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Álbumes ilustrados (clásicos que se recuperan o llegan a España por primera vez) Eric Carle Hay una primera edición española de tres extraordinarios álbumes de Eric Carle, clásicos en otros países desde hace mucho. Con sus característicos colages, el autor compone unas historias magníficas, las dos primeras centradas en pequeños animales y en enseñar distintas cosas a los más pequeños, también amabilidad, y la tercera, enriquecida espectacularmente por varias páginas desplegables en distintos sentidos según lo requiera la escena. “El camaleón camaleónico”. Un camaleón envidioso de las cualidades de los demás animales se va convirtiendo en un animal grande como un oso polar, hermoso como un flamenco, elegante como un zorro, fuerte como un elefante, divertido como una foca... Pero cuando pasa una mosca y tiene hambre estaba hecho un lío y no puede ca-zarla. Así que desea ser él mismo. (Kókinos. Formato pequeño. Cartoné. 10,50 €). “La mariquita gruñona”. Una mariquita irascible se pasa todo el álbum buscando contra quien pelear: una avispa, un escarabajo, una mantis, un gorrión, una langosta, una mofeta, una boa, una hiena, un gorila, un rinoceronte, un elefante, una ballena... ( Kókinos. 42 págs. Formato grande. 14 €). “Papá, por favor, consígueme la luna”. Mónica pide a su padre que le consiga la luna. Su padre va en busca de una escalera muy larga, la coloca en la cumbre de una montaña y sube por ella, coge la luna cuando se hace pe-queña y la baja para su hija. (Kókinos. 37 págs. Formato grande. 16 €). Sibylle von Olfers, “Los niños de las raíces”. Historia en verso de los niños-raíces que, cuando llega la primavera, salen y dan vida a todo y, cuando se acerca el invierno, vuelven bajo tierra. Las ilustraciones modernistas de la ilustradora alemana, una religiosa que fue profesora de arte, sorprenden por su gran naturalidad y por su capacidad tanto para presentar la belleza de la naturaleza como para comunicar un sentido afectuoso al relato. (Ivette Noguera García. 20 págs. Cartoné. 10,22 €). Elsa Beskow, “Los niños del bosque”. Primer libro en español de Elsa Beskow (1874-1953), considerada una especie de Beatrix Potter sueca. La autora publicó varias decenas de álbumes ilustrados entre los que son muy populares algunos sobre seres diminutos tales como Los niños del bosque, un relato semejante al citado de Sibille von Olfers. Y, como él, es interesante por la fecha de su edición, que hace de su autora una de las pioneras de los álbumes ilustrados tal como ahora los entendemos, y por la categoría de sus acuarelas tiernas y suaves, muy narrativas y que muestran niños naturales y encantadores en la línea de sus contemporáneos, el también sueco Carl Larsson o el suizo Ernst Kreidolf. (ING. 32 págs. 12,96 €). Margaret Wise Brown, “Buenas noches luna”. Primera edición en España del álbum más representativo de una de las mejores autoras norteamericanas de libros infantiles, todo un clásico que fue saludado ya cuando apareció como un libro perfecto para los más pequeños. En cada página figura un pareado con el que un conejito, acostado ya en su cama, va saludando y dando las buenas noches a todo lo que ve y también a lo que no ve, a modo de ritual tranquilizador de despedida. Y, según avanza el libro, las ilustraciones que muestran todo el cuarto del protagonista van oscureciéndose lentamente. La sensación de afecto y confianza que transmite la historia debe mucho también al trabajo del ilustrador, que alterna dibujos a tinta con panorámicas a color de acuerdo con una cuidada planificación que busca conseguir la máxima narratividad. (Corimbo. 32 págs. 10,39 €). Gabrielle Vincent, “Un día, un perro”. Recuperación de un álbum sin texto que había sido editado en España en 1985 firmado con el seudónimo de Monique Martin y titulado Había una vez un perro. Un perro es abandonado en una carretera, luego persigue al coche pero lo pierde, más adelante se cruza cuando pasa otro coche y provoca un accidente, luego llega a una ciudad y un hombre lo echa pero un niño lo acoge. Es un relato semejante a otro de Vincent titulado La pequeña marioneta, pero con dibujos a carboncillo más abocetados, definidos en algún lugar como “expresionismo minimalista”: abundan las escenas en las que el perro, dibujado muy pequeño, se ve a lo lejos en la llanura. Es extraordinaria la capacidad que tienen unos dibujos tan sobrios de sugerir soledad y tristeza, y compasión y ternura. (Zendrera Zariquiey. 80 págs. 14,50 €). Dr. Seuss, “El gato garabato” (Altea. 63 págs. 8,50 €), “¡La de cosas que puedes pensar!” (Altea. 46 págs. 8,50 €). Primeras ediciones en España de algunos libros del autor infantil norteamericano más vendido de la historia: “el escritor más genial de los que he conocido” según su editor (el mismo de William Faulkner, para los desconfiados). Sus libros, basados en un uso humorístico e inteligente del lenguaje no tienen la misma gracia en castellano pero, en cualquier caso, son excelentes. La historia del gato revoltoso que convierte una tarde aburrida en horas inolvidables es el contenido de “El gato garabato”. En “¡La de cosas que puedes pensar!” no hay argumento sino una invitación a dejar volar la imaginación y descubrir sus posibilidades. Álbumes ilustrados para pequeños Lauren Chile, “Soy demasiado pequeña para ir al colegio” (Serres. 32 págs. 14 €), “Nunca jamás comeré tomates” (Serres. 32 págs. 13,50 €). Nuevo álbum de unos protagonistas ya conocidos, Juan y su hermana pequeña Tolola. Esta vez Juan va explicando pacientemente a Tolola lo bien que se lo pasará en el colegio. Las eficaces ilustraciones humorísticas de aire pop propias de la ilustradora inglesa añaden esta vez un interesante y muy atractivo recurso para el lector niño: en muchas páginas aparece un amigo invisible, un personaje que aguarda en la puerta o bien ocupa un asiento, pero al que sólo se le ve como al trasluz. En el segundo álbum, Juan, cuenta cómo se las arregla cuando tiene que dar de cenar a su hermanita Tolola y enumera los alimentos que a Tolola no le gustan: zanahorias, guisantes, patatas, champiñones, espaguetis, huevos, salchichas, etc., y, sobre todo, los tomates. Con su estilo habitual -colages, dibujos desmañados, personajes siempre parecidos, tipografía cambiante-, la ilustradora inglesa presenta una historia ordenadamente compuesta, visualmente ingeniosa y con un texto simpático que hará las delicias de los vegetarianos y que puede animar a comer a los reticentes. Saxton Freymann y Joost Elffers, “Vegetal como sientes: Alimentos con sentimientos”. Álbum humorístico que, gráficamente, se puede calificar de genial. Breves textos rimados acompañan distintas fotografías, sobre fondos monocromos, de distintas frutas y verduras talladas con cuchillo y con incrustaciones como frijoles para los ojos y jugo de remolacha para la boca. Unas van aisladas, otras forman una composición de grupo; a veces ocupan una sola página, otras ocupan la doble página. Cada ilustración representa algún estado anímico: confusión, sorpresa, cobardía, malhumor, vergüenza, desconsuelo, cansancio, celos, timidez, etc. (Tuscania. 42 págs. 13,70 €). Michael Foreman, “Hola, Mundo”. Cuando amanece, un osito despierta a un niño para que salga con él a ver el mundo. Van incorporando a su expedición a distintos animales y, después de recorrer lugares varios, suben a una colina para contemplar el panorama. Ilustraciones alegres, compuestas con acuarelas y pastel sobre dibujos a lápiz, con acentos serenos y una cambiante luminosidad, del azul de la mañana al amarillo del mediodía y a las sombras de la tarde, acompañan un texto sencillo. Álbum para compartir que puede ayudar a transmitir a los pequeños el gozo de que haya tantas cosas por descubrir y disfrutar. (Kókinos. 35 págs. 12,52 €). Álbumes ilustrados para más mayores Peter Reynold, “El punto”. Una niña llamada Vashti piensa que no puede dibujar y una profesora consigue que supere su complejo. Dentro de los álbumes que intentan despertar y desplegar la creatividad artística del niño, El punto tiene un lugar destacado por la simpatía y convicción con que su argumento habla, de modo sencillo pero inteligente, del valor que puede acabar teniendo un pequeño impulso de ánimo. Las ilustraciones de línea y acuarela, bien secuenciadas, son dibujos expresivos coloreados. Las expresiones de las figuras reproducen bien los sentimientos de los personajes. (Serres. 30 págs. 12 €). Gabi Swiatkowska, “Me llamo Yoon”. Álbum sobre las dificultades de adaptación a un nuevo país y a un nuevo colegio de una niña coreana llamada Yoon. Ilustraciones con perspectivas sorprendentes y un cierto carácter surrealista, bien compuestas y bien secuenciadas. En ellas se revelan los mundos desconectados en los que vive Yoon al principio y el momento en el que sus barreras internas caen. Álbum de los que logran atrapar los sentimientos de los niños, que se reflejan en las caras de los personajes y que se transmiten a través de la composición y el color de las ilustraciones. El texto, en primera persona, da con el tono justo, sereno y sobrio, como en voz baja, y acierta tanto en lo que dice como en lo que calla. (Juventud. 30 págs. 14,60 €). Peter Sís, “El perro de Madlenka”. Segundo álbum con la misma protagonista. Madlenka quiere que sus padres le regalen un perro y, en su recorrido alrededor de la manzana paseando un perro imaginario, sus vecinos le cuentan la clase de perro que tuvieron cuando eran niños: el panadero señor Gastón, el bombero señor McGregor, el verdulero señor Eduardo, el músico señor Mingus…, cada uno de un diferente lugar del mundo. Como en el álbum anterior, el lector encontrará ilustraciones ricas que contienen sugerencias artísticas y referencias a las culturas evocadas por los distintos personajes. De nuevo, Sís homenajea la riqueza multiétnica de Nueva York y nos hace mirar con agradecimiento la variedad cultural. En una página final aparecen los dibujos y nombres de muchas clases de perros y se indica cuáles pertenecían a cada uno de los personajes del álbum. (Lumen. 38 págs. 14,90 €). Janet Wilson, “El faro: historia de un recuerdo”. Viaje que hacen al faro, a medianoche, Sarah y su padre. Las ilustraciones son óleos clásicos y realistas, normalmente de una página completa o de página y media, pero también con escenas más pequeñas para mostrar algo que se afirma en el texto. La canadiense Janet Wilson no ha intentado “fabricar un álbum” sino “ilustrar una historia” y, aunque su calidad como álbum ilustrado podría ser mayor, la historia en sí misma tiene gancho y encanto: el argumento conecta con sentimientos tanto de los adultos como de los niños y las ilustraciones contribuyen a transmitirlos bien. En particular, es destacable cómo la ilustradora recoge los rasgos faciales de la pequeña Sarah. (Everest. 30 págs. 7,93 €). David Wiesner, “Los tres cerditos”. Interesante versión posmoderna de un cuento clásico, que revela cómo algunos autores de álbumes ilustrados reflexionan sobre las posibilidades de su propio medio y lo “desmontan y vuelven a montar” y juegan a su gusto con las convenciones narrativas y gráficas habituales. La historia comienza como siempre pero los tres cerditos van saliéndose de las páginas y fabrican otra historia pues entran en otros cuentos, y acaban volviendo pero no sin introducir en su relato a un dragón y un gato violinista. Las ilustraciones mezclan dibujo y pintura para revelar en qué plano se desarrolla lo que se cuenta. Con todo, a pesar de la calidad de las ilustraciones y del mérito que tiene como intento, a mi juicio la historia no es especialmente graciosa, salvo algunas escenas como cuando se montan los tres cerditos en un avión de papel que hacen con las páginas del cuento, pero en estos casos lo que resultan simpáticas son más las imágenes que la misma historia. (Juventud. 38 págs. 12,98 €). Armin Greder, “La isla: una historia cotidiana”. Con dibujos a lápiz que copian obras como las pinturas negras de Goya y El grito de Munch, el autor cuenta la historia de un náufrago que alcanza una isla, un pescador que intercede ante los demás para que se le aloje, y su transformación en chivo expiatorio de los males que afligen a la isla. El autor, un suizo afincado muchos años en Australia, acentúa los trazos y los puntos de vista: los hombres malvados son gordos y oscuros y amenazantes, y son vistos desde la perspectiva del náufrago, al que vemos delgado y blanco y desvalido. Como los expresionistas, el autor ha buscado interpelar al lector y hablarle de cómo puede crecer en un grupo humano el rechazo hacia el extraño, de cómo pueden propagarse los rumores y acabar imponiéndose la brutalidad de unos sobre la pasividad de otros. Frente a tanto angelismo pacifista, no viene mal recordar que lo malo no es la violencia sino la injusticia y que a la violencia injusta es necesario hacerle frente. (Lóguez. 36 págs. 13,08 €). Wolf Erlbruch, “El águila que no quería volar”. Un aguilucho que se cría con gallinas, patos y pavos, consigue volar como un águila cuando un sabio, después de varios intentos, lo lleva a un monte alto y lo pone frente a frente al sol. Ilustraciones narrativas, sintéticas y en colores planos, que suelen ocupar las dos terceras partes de la doble página. Cabe discutir si serían mejores unas ilustraciones sin toques humorísticos pero, en cualquier caso, Erlbruch logra condensar con acierto el espíritu de la historia. Aunque puede leerse de modo personal, el ghanés James Aggrey compuso su relato como una llamada de atención a los pueblos africanos pues, se nos dice al final del álbum, en su versión original la narración termina diciendo: “Pueblos de África: Hemos sido creados a imagen y semejanza de Dios, pero hay hombres que nos han llevado a pensar como gallinas y todavía pensamos que somos verdaderas gallinas, pero somos águilas. ¡Abran las alas y emprendan el vuelo!”. (Lóguez. 32 págs. 13,80 €). Narrativa para niños Pedro Antonio Urbina, “Cuentos de mar, osos, tigres y panteras”. Nueve cuentos cortitos. Varios tienen sabor de cuento popular con alguna variante, como Aventura en el mar, El marino y la llave o Perro chino rojo. Otros son, más o menos, episodios de vida ordinaria, como El cargador del muelle; o simples escenas cotidianas un tanto transfiguradas y protagonizadas por hombres o por animales, como Compra y vende, Jardín desierto, Preguntas, Los osos. Algunos van subtitulados con “cuentos para escuchar”, como Compra y vende, Preguntas y El tigre de Kundarí; los dos primeros, quizá los mejores, se apoyan en diálogos vivos, y el tercero es una historia disparatada contada de modo poético y divertido. Las erratas de la edición no hacen justicia ni a la calidad y riqueza de la prosa ni a la categoría de las ilustraciones, de aire modernista. (Palabra. 93 págs. 5,50 €). Miguel Angel Mendo, “¡Cierra la boca!”. Marta es una niña que, por un extraño procedimiento, consigue que todo lo que dice se haga realidad, y que dure algo más cuanto más especifica los detalles de lo que nombra. Después de algunos episodios graciosos volverá la normalidad con ayuda de una amiga. Relato con chispa que intenta mostrar la importancia del diccionario y que, cuando se habla de algo, se adquiere un cierto poder de transformación del entorno. (Alfaguara. 130 págs. 6 €). Julian Press, “Operación Dragón Amarillo y Operación Cetro de oro”. Especie de libros-acertijo protagonizados por la Banda del Regaliz. El autor usa casi al pie de la letra la eficaz fórmula que popularizara su padre, Hans Jürgen Press, en Las aventuras de la Mano Negra, tanto en la estructura de sencillos casos policiacos como en la clase de dibujos tintinescos que usa. Cada capítulo va en la página izquierda y, entre la multitud de detalles que se contienen en la ilustración de la página derecha, hay alguna pista reveladora que los hábiles protagonistas han visto ya: ¿logrará descubrirla el lector antes de seguir leyendo? Los mini-relatos atrapan a los lectores pues lo desafían, le hacen leer con atención, y le impulsan en la lectura hacia delante. (Espasa Calpe. 10,50 €). Michael Morpurgo, “El reino de Kensuke”. En una travesía en yate que hace con sus padres alrededor del mundo, Michael, once años, cae al agua una noche y sus padres no se dan cuenta. Termina en una pequeña isla donde vive Kensuke, un antiguo soldado japonés, desde hace ya cuarenta años, que al principio le ayuda pero a distancia, y luego entabla con él una relación más estrecha en la que Kensuke aprende inglés y Michael supervivencia y más cosas. Relato contado en primera persona por Michael, diez años después de que ocurriera todo, y que se centra especialmente en la evolución de su relación con Kensuke, además de intrigar al lector sobre cómo llegará el rescate. Tal vez, como suele ocurrir en los relatos del género construidos hoy (y ayer), al autor se le nota mucho su deseo de convertir su historia en una lección de amistad, de respeto a la naturaleza, de rechazo a la guerra. (RBA Libros. 155 págs. 12 €). Avi, “Crispín: la cruz de plomo”. 1377, Inglaterra. Crispín, un chico de trece años es perseguido y, en el camino, tropieza con un juglar a cuyo servicio entra. Aprende habilidades y cambia su visión de la vida pero las cosas se complican cuando la persecución se reanuda y aviva. Novela cincuenta del autor norteamericano, representativa de sus cualidades como narrador, y buena muestra de tendencias y rasgos de mucha novela juvenil actual. Comienzo que atrapa, estructura en escenas cortas, diálogos vivos, personajes principales bien definidos. Los misterios del origen de Crispín y de su persecución están bien planteados. Es tópica la personalidad del juglar aunque funcione bien; está mejor conseguido cómo Crispín tiene dudas interiores a lo Huck Finn, pero es dudoso su asimilación tan rápida de tantas cosas. Están bien integradas en la trama la información histórica y las descripciones de ambientes. Los defectos de la novela son característicos: se simplifica la presentación de la Edad Media, se incluyen frases habituales en películas y ficciones de hoy, se dan mensajes a favor de la libertad que parecen sacados de la guerra de Secesión norteamericana. (SM. 252 págs. 6 €). Paloma Bordons, “Sombra”. Sombra es el nombre de un pueblo subyugado por un misterioso Señor a quien nadie ve pero que manda con regularidad a sus Soldados para que lo controlen todo. A través de lo que les ocurre a Nulo y Miaja, dos niños, el pueblo se sacude la opresión. Entre los argumentos de fantasía en ambientes paramedievales que se dirigen a públicos infantiles abundan los que recurren a los acentos humorísticos pues si se intenta dar solidez a un relato así normalmente acaba siendo necesario cambiar de público. Sin embargo, Paloma Bordons consigue dar consistencia y atractivo a su relato gracias al acierto en la elección de nombres y apelativos que a la vez hacen gracia y comunican extrañeza, y debido a que la narración está bien llevada e interesa por sí misma y por los significados que se adivinan detrás. En particular, se remite al lector inmediatamente a situaciones que ve a su alrededor cuando se habla del “extravío”, una planta que todos toman para sentirse mejor. Sin embargo, debe decirse que la intriga no se resuelve de modo lucido pues los perfiles del malvado Señor se desvanecen en nada. (SM. 188 págs. 6,20 €).
          Comment on Comparing China and America, by Fred Reed      Cache   Translate Page      
https://www.jstor.org/stable/44288827?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents And: https://blog.hiddenharmonies.org/2013/01/17/another-look-at-the-great-leap-forward/ Henry CK Liu: An Early End to the Great Leap So who is to blame for this disaster which Liu Shaoqi later classified as 70% human error and 30% natural disaster. The reasoning is that natural disasters always caused food shortages in China. However, the famine this time can easily be avoided if there are reserve. If Mao is a monster for causing so many starvation death, what would you call the US administration who purposely embargoed China when it was frantically trying to import grain to make up for the short fall? Below is an excerpt from Henry C K Liu’s writing: In 1963, the Chinese press called the famine of 1961-62 the most severe since 1879. In 1961, a food-storage program obliged China to import 6.2 million tons of grain from Canada and Australia. In 1962, import decreased to 5.32 million tons. Between 1961 and 1965, China imported a total of 30 million tons of grain at a cost of US$2 billion (Robert Price, International Trade of Communist China Vol II, pp 600-601). More would have been imported except that US pressure on Canada and Australia to limit sales to China and US interference with shipping prevented China from importing more. Canada and Australia were both anxious to provide unlimited credit to China for grain purchase, but alas, US policy prevailed and millions starved in China. It is obvious a shortage of food and low quality of the iron would be exposed in a few months top. As soon as that was discovered, Mao and the CPC immediately went into damage control mode. From Oct 1958 to Aug 1959 a total of five top level meeting was held. In these meetings Mao took full responsibility of the blame and do not seek re-election of the post of Chairman of the China (the position was also translated as President of China). Liu Shaoqi would be elected as the next President. Mao, however, would still be ranked number one in the politburo and hold on to the position of the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. The 2nd Five Year Plan was cut short and ended in 1960. Liu was to formulate a new domestic economical model. In 1961 a temporary model was introduced to cushion the damages inflicted by the GLF. The 3rd Five Year Plan would not be launched until 1966, the year another monumental event would make its presence felt.
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Don't bother with this deceitful troll. Counsel has already got the jury disregarding his testimony. Why? Because he quoted from the following link that came up on Googling "did Australia export grain to China in the 1950s" https://treasury.gov.au/publication/economic-roundup-issue-4-2012/australia-china-not-just-40-years Save time by searching for "wheat". Yep, "Jesse James" should have been fair warning. But why?
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The US and Australia had China under a grain embargo in the 1950's and 1960's. China remains the most sanctioned country by the USA to this day. It was essential that China feed itself without being double-crossed into starvation by the Western Neo-liberal Alliance such as had been done to the USSR after 1920 by the US and England.
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Eh, it isn't an attractive for now. Give it another decade of advancement, and maybe more importantly, an even steeper decline in America, and see where people choose to live. Two generations ago, Western Europeans were clamoring to get into North America and Australia. A few decades before that, Japanese went to Brazil and Peru, and were used as cheap labor on Hawaiian sugarcane fields. Until very recently, S. Korea was a leader in emigration. That's the problem with static analyses--People often cannot see beyond the present. For all its warts, China today is vastly superior to China circa 2008, or 1998, or 1988. And we really don't want to compare present-day America to American living standards before the neoliberal revolution. *Cue for the resident morons to ignore political economy and empirical history and chime in about how America has declined because of its extra melanin content and supposedly incompatible new ethnic groups. You guys are so dumb, you cannot see your own stupidity.
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          Estos son los siete momentos que han convertido en inolvidable la temporada 2018 de MotoGP      Cache   Translate Page      

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Con la temporada 2018 finalizada es hora de echar la vista atrás y rememorar todo lo ocurrido. Algunos momentos destacan por ser espectaculares a nivel deportivo pero también hay hitos, despedidas y logros difíciles de olvidar que han protagonizado los pilotos de MotoGP en esta temporada 2018.

De los 19 grandes premios que se han celebrado esta temporada estos son siete momentos que han marcado 2018 en MotoGP.

Campeón y aspirante se miden en la última curva de Catar

El comienzo de la temporada fue un reflejo de 2017: vivimos un espectacular duelo entre Andrea Dovizioso y Marc Márquez dando una pista de quienes optarían al título esta temporada 2018. Fue Andrea Dovizioso quien ganó el primer asalto.

Solo 27 milésimas separaron a Andrea Dovizioso de un Marc Márquez que trató de meterle la moto a su rival en cada curva, pero que finalmente se tuvo que conformar con ser segundo en los primeros compases de 2018.

Cuando el caos se apoderó de la parrilla en Argentina

El segundo Gran Premio del año fue cuanto menos convulso. La carrera de Argentina fue declarada en mojado pero la pista comenzó a secarse antes de que se diera la salida y los pilotos de MotoGP entraron para cambiar sus motos por las otras con configuración de seco, con una excepción Jack Miller que había jugado a la estrategia montando desde el primer momento los slick. Ahí se quedó, solo en parrilla mientras que el resto de rivales habían ido a cambiar sus monturas.

Los incidentes no quedaron ahí. La moto de Marc Márquez se paró nada más llegar a parrilla y el catalán tuvo que arrancarla y aquí vino su error: volvió a su posición original, algo estaba prohibido. Dirección de Carrera obligó al de Cervera a hacer un ride through.

Así lo hizo, pero impuso su espectacular ritmo llegando a tocar a Aleix Espargaró, por lo que fue sancionado con perder una plaza. Lejos de calmarse, Márquez siguió como un tifón y al pasar a Valentino Rossi el español tocó al italiano y propició su caída, por lo que fue amonestado con perder 30 segundos que le relegaron a la 18ª posición a pesar de haber entrado quinto en meta.

La primera victoria de Jorge Lorenzo sobre la Ducati

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Los comienzos nunca fueron fáciles puede ser la frase que mejor defina el periplo de Jorge Lorenzo sobre la Ducati. El balear tenía el talento, tenía la moto y el momento mágico que tanto se le resistió llegó: Mugello fue el escenario perfecto para la primera victoria de Jorge Lorenzo a lomos de la Desmosedici GP 18.

Tras una batalla épica con su compañero de equipo, Andrea Dovizioso, el 99 que había conservado los neumáticos mejor que el italiano consiguió recortarle distancia hasta que pudo pasar la meta en primera posición. Así demostró a sus detractores que cuestionaban su nivel, que era capaz de ganar con la Ducati, después de esa vinieron dos más en los Grandes Premios de Austria y Catalunya.

La despedida de una leyenda

Dani Pedrosa Gp Alemania Rueda Prensa Motogp 2018

Uno de los momentos más tristes de la temporada vino en el GP de Alemania. Después de unas semanas de rumores sobre su futuro que le colocaban en la recién nacida estructura del Petronas Yamaha, Dani Pedrosa convocó a los medios en una rueda de prensa especial en uno de sus circuitos predilectos, el de Sachsenring y confirmó la peor sospecha: el tricampeón del mundo se iba a retirar al final de la temporada.

Meses más tarde, se hizo público que los planes de futuro del catalán están en KTM en calidad de piloto probador, una importante apuesta por parte de la marca austriaca que ha elegido a uno de pilotos más finos de la parrilla para ayudar a desarrollar la KTM RC16.

Durante el GP de Valencia se le realizó a Dani Pedrosa un especial homenaje en el que se le nombró Leyenda de MotoGP y el español se despidió de su público en una emotiva rueda de prensa en la que repasó sus mejores y peores momentos en sus 18 años en el Campeonato del Mundo de MotoGP.

Cuando Márquez ganó a Dovizioso al estilo 'Dovi'

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Uno de los duelos más importantes de la temporada ha sido el formado por Marc Márquez y Andrea Dovizioso. Ambos pilotos han sido la pareja de rivales más fuerte del año.

De los mejores momentos de ambos fue en el GP de Tailandia donde nos regalaron un final de carrera para el recuerdo. Marc Márquez llegó en primera posición a la última curva, Dovizioso sucumbió a la tentación y adelantó al 93. El de Honda abrió la trazado y saliendo con más aceleración que su rival pasó en primera posición la línea de meta. Márquez consiguió ganar a Dovizioso con la misma estrategia que él le había ganado en el GP de Catar y en los de Austria y Japón en 2017.

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Marc Márquez ha vuelto a hacerlo en 2018. El español ha reafirmado su superioridad durante todo el año y en el GP de Japón, tres carreras antes de que concluyera la temporada, cosechó su séptima corona. Un campeonato que celebró simulando el nivel siete de un videojuego y con el que ya es un mito viviente.

Tras haber rubricado una temporada maravillosa, Márquez se coronó por quinta vez como campeón del mundo de categoría reina, igualando los números del mítico Mick Doohan.

El día en que Yamaha levantó cabeza

Hablar de la temporada 2018 y no hacerlo de la crisis de Yamaha sería omitir una parte de los hechos más importantes. La marca nipona ha pasado este año por la mayor crisis de su historia, un total de 25 carreras estuvieron sin ganar, concretamente desde Assen en 2017 donde ganó Valentino Rossi.

El final de esa sequía lo marcó Maverick Viñales, el español mostró en la carrera del GP de Australia una superioridad notable respecto a los demás y después de una larga travesía por el desierto llegó una victoria especialmente dulce en uno de los circuitos predilectos del de Yamaha.

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04/12/2018

Tin Biển Đông

Hải quân TQ lại đối đầu tàu chiến Mỹ ở Biển Đông, theo VOA. Trung Quốc tuyên bố triển khai lực lượng hải quân để xua đuổi tuần dương hạm có tên lửa dẫn đường USS Chancellorsville của Mỹ khi chiến hạm này đi ngang qua các vùng biển đang tranh chấp ở Biển Đông.

Phía Trung Quốc nói thêm: “Bộ Tư lệnh Chiến khu miền Nam đã triển khai các lực lượng hải quân và không quân để theo dõi chiếc tàu Mỹ, đưa ra lời cảnh cáo để tàu Mỹ rời khỏi nơi này”. Bài báo cho biết: chiến hạm USS Chancellorsville “đi ngang qua quần đảo Hoàng Sa để khẳng định quyền tự do hàng hải sau khi cập cảng ở Hong Kong cùng với tàu sân bay Ronald Reagan và tàu USS Curtis Wilbur vào tuần trước”.

Báo Dân Trí có bài: Hé lộ hòn đảo “mắt xích” trong chiến lược của Mỹ ở Biển Đông. Đó là đảo Manus ở Papua New Guinea với căn cứ hải quân Lombrum, “có thể coi là mắt xích quan trọng trong chiến lược của Mỹ và các đồng minh nhằm kiềm chế Trung Quốc bành trướng ảnh hưởng ở Biển Đông”.

Bài viết lưu ý: Mỹ và Australia “tuyên bố bắt tay khôi phục Lombrum chỉ vài tháng sau khi xuất hiện những đồn đoán rằng Trung Quốc cũng đang có ý định xây dựng một cảng ở đảo Manus và có thể sử dụng làm một căn cứ hải quân”.


“Củi” Trần Bắc Hà

Trong cuộc họp báo chiều 3/12, Thiếu tướng Lương Tam Quang, Chánh văn phòng Bộ Công an cung cấp thông tin vụ ông Trần Bắc Hà bị bắt: Đang củng cố chứng cứ, thu hồi tài sản, theo VietNamNet. Ông Quang nói thêm: “Khi có kết luận điều tra, chúng tôi sẽ thông tin công khai trên các phương tiện thông tin đại chúng”.

Trong vụ Trần Bắc Hà bị dẫn độ về nước, các nhà báo “lề dân” đã đưa tin sớm gần một ngày so với truyền thông “lề đảng”, nhưng ông Lương Tam Quang vẫn nói: “Thông tin về các vụ án trên mạng xã hội là không chính thống”. Trong khi báo “lề đảng” cũng thừa nhận: “Trước khi Bộ Công an thông báo bắt ông Trần Bắc Hà thì mạng xã hội đã có thông tin khá chính xác”.

Về mặt truyền thông, thông tin nhanh nhạy và chính xác, phản ánh đúng sự thật… là những yếu tố quan trọng, chứ không phải yếu tố “chính thống”. Truyền thông “lề đảng” từ lâu đã bị mạng xã hội qua mặt, chẳng hạn như vụ hai tướng Phan Văn Vĩnh và Nguyễn Thanh Hóa sẽ bị bắt, đưa ra xét xử, đã được Facebooker Lê Nguyễn Hương Trà đưa tin vài tháng trước khi vụ việc diễn ra.

Báo Dân Trí đặt câu hỏi: Ông Trần Bắc Hà bị bắt trong vụ án cụ thể nào? Theo thông tin do phía công an cung cấp, phe “đốt lò” trước mắt vẫn tập trung vào sai phạm của ông Bắc Hà và đồng phạm ở Ngân hàng BIDV, loạt sai phạm đã dẫn đến sự trì trệ của hệ thống ngân hàng Việt Nam trong nhiều năm.

Zing đặt câu hỏi: Dự án nuôi bò hơn 4.500 tỷ ở Hà Tĩnh giờ ra sao? Năm 2015, giai đoạn “đồng chí X” chưa làm “người tử tế”, UBND tỉnh Hà Tĩnh chấp thuận chủ trương đầu tư Dự án chăn nuôi bò của Công ty Bình Hà với tổng mức đầu tư hơn 4.500 tỷ đồng. Dự án được triển khai trên diện tích hơn 2.000 ha tại xã Cẩm Quan, huyện Cẩm Xuyên và xã Kỳ Tây, huyện Kỳ Anh. Hậu quả là “hàng trăm ha đất rừng sản xuất, đất trồng hoa màu, trồng lúa của người dân các xã ở 2 huyện trên bị thu hồi”.

Năm 2016, dự án khởi công và hoạt động với sự góp mặt của ông Trần Bắc Hà. Đến nay, “các hạng mục tại trang trại chăn nuôi bò của Công ty cổ phần chăn nuôi Bình Hà ở xã Kỳ Tân (Kỳ Anh) bị bỏ hoang, xuống cấp nghiêm trọng, cỏ dại mọc um tùm”.


Khi “đồng chí” thanh toán “đồng chí”

Sáng 3/12, tại Gia Lai, một cán bộ phường tại Gia Lai bị đồng nghiệp bắn tử vong, theo báo Thế Giới Tiếp Thị. Bà Kpă H’Ven, Phó Chủ tịch HĐND phường Đoàn Kết, bị Bùi Văn Hiếu, Phó ban Chỉ huy quân sự phường bắn chết khi đang ở trụ sở làm việc. Bài báo đưa tin, Hiếu cầm súng, xông vào UBND phường khi đang còn nhiều người làm lễ chào cờ. Hiếu bắn nhiều phát súng chỉ thiên, khống chế và bắn chết bà Kpă H’Ven, sau đó hung thủ tự sát, được đưa đi cấp cứu trong tình trạng nguy kịch.


Zing đưa tin, chính quyền địa phương huy động 40 cán bộ an ninh, các đội nghiệp vụ, công an phường giải cứu con tin. Nhưng chiến dịch giải cứu con tin bất thành trong vụ nữ phó chủ tịch HĐND bị bắn. Khi công an lại gần thì Hiếu lập tức giết con tin rồi tự sát. Thêm bằng chứng cho sự thật đằng sau những lời tuyên truyền về “trình độ” giải cứu con tin của an ninh Việt Nam.


Thông Tấn Xã Việt Nam đưa tin: Phó Chủ tịch HĐND phường ở Gia Lai bị bắn chết: Hung thủ và nạn nhân có quan hệ tình cảmTheo một số Nhân chứng tại hiện trường, “sau khi nổ súng tự sát, ông Hiếu nằm ôm thi thể bà Kpă H’Ven. Cũng theo dư luận tại đây, hai nạn nhân này có mối quan hệ tình cảm và do bất đồng trong quan hệ nên xảy ra sự việc đáng tiếc trên”.

Hơn hai năm sau “tiếng súng Yên Bái”, khi Chi cục trưởng Chi cục Kiểm lâm của tỉnh này là Đỗ Cường Minh, bắn chết hai cấp trên là Bí thư Tỉnh ủy Phạm Duy Cường và Chủ tịch HĐND tỉnh Ngô Ngọc Tuấn, lại có cán bộ chính quyền bắn chết nhau, lần này ở Gia Lai, theo VOA. Bài viết đề cập thêm hai vụ “cán bộ trong chính quyền dùng súng bắn chết lãnh đạo” trước cả vụ Yên Bái.



Khu tưởng niệm nhà thơ Tố Hữu

Mặc dù nợ nần chồng chất, liên tục bị bội chi ngân sách, phải vay nợ mới để trả nợ cũ, nhưng lãnh đạo CSVN vẫn quyết chi ngân sách 28 tỉ đồng để xây khu tưởng niệm nhà thơ Tố Hữu ở Quảng Điền, Thừa Thiên Huế. Trước đó, Tố Hữu cũng đã chiếm một nhà lưu niệm, được khánh thành năm 2009, tại làng Quốc tế Thăng Long, Dịch Vọng, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội.

VOA có bài: Kế hoạch xây khu tưởng niệm ‘nhà thơ làm kinh tế’ bị phản đối. Dịch giả Phạm Nguyên Trường nói với VOA: “Tôi thấy ông Tố Hữu chả có công trạng gì với dân tộc cả. Ông ấy phá hoại là nhiều. Tôi cho rằng việc xây dựng là để một số người nào đó kiếm tiền chứ họ cũng chẳng tôn trọng gì ông Tố Hữu nữa vì ông ấy chết lâu lắm rồi mà”.


Tin nhân quyền

Nhà báo Trương Châu Hữu Danh viết: Phá nhà dân bằng… giấy lộn. Ông Danh cho biết, ngày 22/8/2017 UBND phường Bình Hưng Hòa, Bình Tân, TPHCM ra quyết định cưỡng chế, phá dỡ gần 500m2 nhà ông Trần Văn Ân, do gia đình ông Ân dựng không phép. Quyết định có hiệu lực ngay từ ngày ký cho đến 5 ngày sau, nhưng phường đã không làm gì khi quyết định còn hiệu lực. Mãi gần 500 ngày sau, phường cho hàng trăm người xuống phá.

quyết định cưỡng chế :

Ông Danh viết: “Phá banh phá nát trong vòng vài tiếng đồng hồ. Nếu phường quang minh chính đại, thì ngại gì mà không ký quyết định mới? Hay ký mới thì sợ dân còn thời hiệu khiếu nại? Vì dẫu gì, cái quyết định vô giá trị kia không còn thời hiệu để dân khiếu nại được!

RFA đưa tin: Việt Nam tuyên bố thực hiện hơn 96% khuyến nghị nhân quyền của LHQ. Chánh văn phòng Bộ Ngoại Giao, ông Đặng Hoàng Giang nói: “Việt Nam đã thực hiện xong 96,2% khuyến nghị về nhân quyền của Liên Hiệp Quốc (LHQ) và sẽ báo cáo tại kỳ Kiểm điểm Định kỳ Phổ quát Toàn cầu (UPR) chu kỳ 3 của Hội đồng Nhân quyền LHQ (UNDP) vào ngày 22 tháng 1 năm 2019”.

Trái ngược với báo cáo và tuyên bố của quan chức cộng sản, thực tế tình hình nhân quyền trong nước ngày càng bị đàn áp rất mạnh. Một số tổ chức theo dõi nhân quyền như Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International… liên  tục lên tiếng về các trường hợp Việt Nam vi phạm nghiêm trọng quyền con người, đàn áp tự do ngôn luận, tự do tôn giáo…

Nghệ An tiếp tục tổ chức hội nghị đòi trục xuất linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam khỏi địa phương, theo RFA. Ngày 30/11, hội nghị các tổ chức đoàn thể tỉnh Nghệ An, gồm hội cựu chiến binh, đoàn thanh niên, hội phụ nữ, hội nông dân, họp tại UBND xã Khánh Thành, huyện Yên Thành để “lên án linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam và đòi trục xuất ông ra khỏi địa phương”. Những người này cho rằng, linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam gây xáo trộn đời sống của họ.

Cán bộ “ăn” đất

Báo Tiền Phong đưa tin: Đất ruộng bị múc trộm, chính quyền chây ì xử lý. Hàng ngàn m2 đất nông nghiệp tại huyện Văn Lâm (Hưng Yên) bị lãnh đạo thôn múc trộm đem bán, bỏ túi. Hàng chục mẫu đất của 30 hộ dân biến thành ao hồ, mất nơi canh tác. Sự việc bị phát giác, lãnh đạo thôn đến nhà các hộ dân dụ dỗ, hòa giải.

Chính quyền xã nói “đã lập biên bản xử lý” và cho rằng số lượng đất bị múc đi dùng đắp bờ chứ chính quyền thôn không đem bán. Tuy nhiên, khi phóng viên muốn xem biên bản thì lãnh đạo xã không đưa. Theo phóng viên quan sát, “số lượng đắp đường chỉ chiếm rất nhỏ trong số diện tích đất nông nghiệp bị múc trộm”.

Báo Pháp Luật TP HCM có bài: Bị hàng xóm xây nhà nhầm trên đất của mình. Vợ chồng bà Nguyễn Thị Tám bị hàng xóm là ông Mười xây dựng nhà trên lô đất 200m2. Bà Tám khởi kiện ra TAND huyện Hàm Thuận Bắc yêu cầu ông Mười trả lại đất, nhưng tòa không buộc ông Mười trả lại đất.

Nghi ngờ cán bộ TAND và ông Mười thông đồng, chạy án, bà Nguyễn Thị Tám nộp đơn kháng cáo. Ông Mười không chỉ xây nhà ở trên đất của vợ chồng bà Tám mà còn lấn chiếm 28m2 đất công quy hoạch đường đi. Không biết phía sau ông Mười là thế lực nào mà ông ngang nhiên chiếm đất của người khác một cách dễ dàng như vậy?


Bòn rút ngân sách

Sai phạm hàng trăm tỷ, có dấu hiệu tham nhũng, thông đồng bỏ túi riêng, nhưng Tổng giám đốc Công ty Tân Thuận tự nhận kỷ luật khiển trách, theo báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng. Ông Tề Trí Dũng, Tổng Giám đốc Công ty Tân Thuận và nhiều cấp phó tự đưa ra hình thức kỷ luật cho bản thân là “khiển trách”.

Lưu ý, Công ty Tân Thuận của ông Dũng liên quan đến rất nhiều vụ sai phạm bán cổ phần của doanh nghiệp nhà nước, gây thất thoát lớn cho ngân sách và có quan hệ mật thiết với phe cánh cựu Bí thư Thành ủy Lê Thanh Hải. Hiện ông Dũng đã bị đình chỉ công tác vì có hành vi cản trở điều tra sai phạm, nhưng ông vẫn được đảng cộng sản TP HCM cơ cấu làm đại biểu HĐND nhiệm kỳ 2016 – 2021.

Báo Pháp Luật Việt Nam có bài: Qua thời ‘chia ghế’ đến thời ‘dẹp ghế’. Mạnh ai nấy đục khoét ngân sách, “ăn” trên xương máu của dân, từ thời “vẽ” ra đủ các hội, nhóm, tổ chức, các cục, tổng cục để chia nhau chức tước. Ngân sách bộ máy chi cho cán bộ chiếm đến hơn 60% thì còn tiền đâu cho phát triển kinh tế, an sinh xã hội? “Hà Nội phải chi ngân sách để cấp phụ cấp cho số cán bộ kiêm nhiệm các chức danh là 1.079 tỷ đồng”.


Thiếu tá công an qua lại với kẻ gian

Báo Pháp Luật TP HCM đưa tin: Tạm đình chỉ công tác thiếu tá đăng ảnh ăn nhậu với đương sự. Công an tỉnh Thừa Thiên – Huế cho biết, họ đã quyết định tạm đình chỉ công tác đối với Thiếu tá Vương Thành và thay đổi điều tra viên, không cho Thiếu tá Thành tham gia điều tra vụ án “lợi dụng tín nhiệm chiếm đoạt tài sản”.

Trước đó, Công an TP Huế khởi tố Lê Hoài Lộc về hành vi lạm dụng tín nhiệm, chiếm đoạt 2 xe ô tô mang đi bán. Một xe bị bán cho Đồng Văn Đạt, ở Nghệ An, nên thiếu tá Thành được cử đến đây làm việc. Tuy nhiên, thiếu tá Thành đã đi ăn nhậu thân thiết với đương sự vụ án khi truy tìm xe gian, thậm chí còn chụp hình đăng lên trang cá nhân, theo báo Dân Trí.

Thiếu tá Thành khoác vai đương sự nhậu, tuy nhiên lại trả lời “bữa nhậu đó do các đồng nghiệp đang công tác tại Công an Nghệ An mời nên thiếu tá Thành cũng bất ngờ khi có mặt anh Đạt tại cuộc nhậu”.


Lãnh đạo lại muốn “vặt lông vịt”

Thời Báo Kinh Tế Việt Nam dẫn số liệu từ chính quyền khoe “thành tích”: Thuế thu nhập cá nhân, bảo vệ môi trường góp 120.000 tỷ vào ngân sách. Theo đó, nguồn thu từ thuế bảo vệ môi trường và thuế thu nhập cá nhân “chiếm đến 13% tổng thu nội địa và 10% tổng thu ngân sách nhà nước…”

Trong hơn 11 tháng qua, thuế thu nhập cá nhân thu được 82,5 ngàn tỷ đồng; thuế bảo vệ môi trường thu được 38,3 ngàn tỷ đồng. Tất cả hai nguồn thu trên đều bù đắp vào thâm thủng ngân sách thay vì để dành một phần chi bảo vệ môi trường như tên gọi của nó.

Báo Tri Thức Trẻ đặt câu hỏi: Tại sao người dân sẽ luôn phải chịu giá điện cao? EVN báo lỗ 1.300 tỷ đồng trong năm 2017, chuẩn bị cho một kế hoạch điều chỉnh giá điện trong năm 2019. “Những điều này đã đặt ra câu hỏi về tính độc quyền của doanh nghiệp này trên thị trường. Thế nhưng, nếu mở toang cửa thị trường, mọi chuyện có được giải quyết?”

TS Nguyễn Tuệ Anh dẫn chứng một vài nước không thành công trong việc bỏ độc quyền ngành điện để cổ súy cho việc tăng giá: “Nhiều nghiên cứu đã chỉ ra người dân sẽ phải chịu giá điện cao cũng như không hi vọng vào một sự cạnh tranh”. Tuy nhiên, bà Anh không tính đến yếu tố thiếu minh bạch trong giá điện ở Việt Nam.


Môi trường chết dần

Báo Tiền Phong đưa tin: Cá chết trắng mặt nước tại hồ điều hòa ở thành phố Vinh. Những ngày qua, hồ điều hòa Cửa Nam, Vinh, Nghệ An xuất hiện tình trạng cá chết bất thường, nổi trắng mặt nước. Quan sát tại hồ, “nước đen ngòm, cá chết nổi trắng mặt hồ, mùi hôi thối nồng nặc. Theo những người dân sở tại, tình trạng nước ô nhiễm, bốc mùi xảy ra đã lâu nhưng hiện tượng cá chết thì mới diễn ra trong những ngày gần đây”.

Cá bớp chết hàng loạt ở Quảng Ngãi, thiệt hại hơn 1 tỷ đồng, theo báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng. Có trên 2.000 con cá chết với trọng lượng từ 3 – 6kg và hàng ngàn con 2 tháng tuổi cũng chung số phận. Chính quyền và truyền thông “lề đảng” tuyên bố cá bớp chết do… hậu quả bão số 9. Trong khi cơn bão này ảnh hưởng mạnh nhất ở khu vực Sài Gòn và miền Đông Nam Bộ.

Dân bắt giữ người để phản đối dự án điện mặt trời tại Bình Định, theo RFA. Người dân xã Mỹ Thắng, huyện Phù Mỹ, tỉnh Bình Định tiếp tục bắt giữ cán bộ về địa phương khảo sát dự án điện mặt trời. Theo kế hoạch, phía chính quyền sẽ tìm cách đối thoại và giải thích với người dân hôm nay, 4/12/2018.

Người dân cho biết, “họ lo ngại rằng dự án nhà máy điện mặt trời sẽ gây ô nhiễm môi trường, đổ thải ra biển, làm cho hải sản nuôi của người dân bị tác hại. Ngoài ra, người dân nghi ngờ chủ đầu tư nói làm dự án điện mặt trời nhưng mục đích là để khai thác titan tại khu vực”.


Nền giáo dục mục nát

Trước sự phản ứng gay gắt từ người dân, hiệu trưởng trường xảy ra vụ 231 cái tát nói: Lấy lời khai không có gì sai, theo Infonet. Ban giám hiệu Trường THCS Duy Ninh yêu cầu 23 học sinh lớp 6/2 “viết lời khai” về 231 cái tát. Hầu hết những câu trả lời của học sinh đều cho thấy bị áp lực từ phía nhà trường, nhằm gỡ tội cho cô giáo. Hiệu trưởng Phạm Thị Lệ Anh thừa nhận, có sự việc “điều tra” nhưng cho rằng, chuyện điều tra 23 em học sinh bằng việc “lấy lời khai” này “không có gì sai trái”.

Zing đưa tin: Điều tra học sinh tát bạn 231 cái, trường bị kiểm điểm. Trưởng phòng GD&ĐT huyện Quảng Ninh Võ Thái Hòa, cho biết, “đã nắm được việc trường THCS Duy Ninh gửi phiếu điều tra học sinh. Đây là việc làm không phù hợp, Phòng GD&ĐT không tán thành và đã gửi công văn yêu cầu trường kiểm điểm”.


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Una persona transgénero que se coronó como Miss España, Ángela Ponce, concursará en el certamen de Miss Universo, provocando gran revuelo entre la opinión pública, sufriendo mensajes de rechazo, pero también de respeto y admiración.

En Nicaragua el tema de las personas transgénero también está presente.

En el contexto de la crisis sociopolítica en Nicaragua, de las personas detenidas por participar en las protestas en contra del gobierno de Nicaragua, hay 5 trasnsgénero, según cifras de organismos locales de derechos humanos.

Ángela Ponce, Miss España, es la primer persona transgénero que participa en un concurso de Miss Universo.

Una de estas personas transgénero es Victoria Obando, líder entre la comunidad nicaragüense de la diversidad sexual, quien guarda prisión en el penal para hombres de Tipitapa, lugar donde sus familiares han denunciado que es víctima de discriminación y violencia.

Para la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, trans, intersex y queer (LGBTIQ) han estado históricamente sometidas a discriminación por su orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género y diversidad corporal.

Pero ¿A quién se le considera una persona transgénero? Aquí te brindamos el ABC de los conceptos de la diversidad sexual, y para eso debemos empezar definiendo el concepto más primitivo de la sexualidad humana, en este caso el sexo biológico.

Sexo biológico: Hace referencia a aspectos físicos objetivamente visibles al ojo humano, en dependencia de si la persona nace hombre o mujer, y de ahí que podamos notar que el bebé tenga pene o vagina. A lo interno, el sexo biológico se refiere a la constitución de cromosomas y hormonas, propias de cada género humano.

Ahora toca definir Género: Es una construcción social y cultural binaria, comúnmente asociada al sexo biológico. Es lo que la sociedad espera en cuanto a los roles de varones y mujeres.

Aquí es donde cabe la definición de Heterosexualidad: Es la capacidad de una persona de sentir atracción física y/o erótica afectiva por personas del género opuesto al suyo. Hombres atraídos física y afectivamente por lo femenino y mujeres atraídas por lo masculino, así como la capacidad de mantener relaciones íntimas y sexuales entre hombres y mujeres.

Partiendo de eso, podemos empezar a hablar de Identidad de género: Es la vivencia del género tal y como cada persona la siente, por lo que puede corresponder o no con el sexo biológico.

Entonces llega el momento de hablar de Expresión de género: Se vincula a la forma en que mostramos nuestro género al mundo, a través de nuestro nombre, de cómo nos vestimos, nos comportamos, interactuamos, etcétera.

En este punto es cuando las personas se atreven, sea en secreto o de forma abierta, a definir su orientación sexual.

Orientación sexual: Está relacionada con las personas que nos atraen y con las que deseamos tener una relación de pareja o de forma ocasional. Las más comunes son gay, lesbiana, heterosexual y bisexual.

Un joven de la India con la bandera de la diversidad sexual, participa en una marcha para exigir el matrimonio igualitario en su país. AFP/ END

Aquí ya podemos ir notando algunas marcadas diferencias y es cuando la diversidad sale a flote.

Aunque usted no lo crea, entre tantas expresiones de la sexualidad, también existe la persona asexual.

Asexual: Se define como aquella que carece de interés sexual o que no siente atracción por las diferentes formas de la sexualidad, es decir que no posee una inclinación sexual. Una persona asexual no experimenta atracción sexual ni por hombres ni por mujeres.

Son personas que podrían acceder a tener relaciones sexuales por otros motivos (cuando quieren tener un hijo o para satisfacer a otra persona, por ejemplo).

Un ejemplo de persona asexual es Tim Gunn, de Estados Unidos. Un asesor de modas y conductor de televisión. Hace unos años confesó haber dejado su vida sexual a un lado.

Tim Gunn, de Estados Unidos, es un asesor de modas y conductor de televisión, que hace unos años confesó que era asexual.

Bisexualidad: Es la capacidad de una persona de sentir atracción erótica o afectiva, por personas del género opuesto al suyo y a la vez por personas de su mismo género, así como la capacidad de mantener relaciones íntimas y sexuales con ambos.

La actriz y cantante Lady Gaga, de Estados Unidos, ha expresado abiertamente que ha mantenido relaciones sexuales con hombres y también con mujeres. Incluso, confesó que su canción Póker Face trata de su atracción hacia las mujeres.

Lady Gaga se ha declarado abiertamente bisexual. AFP/ END

Gay: Es el hombre que se siente atraído erótica y afectivamente hacia otros hombres. Es una expresión alterativa a la palabra "homosexual".

El actor Jim Parsons, de la serie "The Big Bang Theory" se casó en mayo del 2017 con el diseñador gráfico Todd Spiewak, tras 14 años de vivir juntos.

Jim Parsons, la estrella de la serie "The Big Bang Theory" se casó en mayo del 2017 con el diseñador gráfico Todd Spiewak, tras 14 años de vivir juntos. AFP/ END

Lesbiana: Mujer que siente atracción sexual, física, emocional y sentimental, únicamente hacia las mujeres. El Lesbianismo es la homosexualidad femenina, es decir mujeres que experimentan amor romántico o atracción sexual  por otras mujeres. La palabra lesbiana procede de la isla de Lesbos, en Grecia.

Ellen DeGeneres, de Estados Unidos, actriz, comediante y presentadora de televisión, asumió su lesbianismo desde muy joven y tras varias relaciones con mujeres, en 2008 se casó con la actriz Portia de Rossi.

Ellen DeGeneres, de Estados Unidos, actriz, comediante, junto a su esposa, la actriz Portia de Rossi. AFP/ END

Trans: Son personas trans aquellas que renuncian al género como algo alineado con los genitales, el cuerpo o el rol social, ubicándose en el terreno de la diversidad sexual. Las dos acepciones más conocidas son mujeres trans y hombres trans, se refieren a quienes se asocian al género femenino o masculino contrario a su sexo biológico.

Una mujer trans nace hombre biológico y un hombre trans nace mujer biológica. Más popularmente se les conoce como mujeres atrapadas en cuerpos de hombres, o bien, hombres atrapados en cuerpos de mujeres.

Se usa la palabra trans porque estas personas a lo largo de su vida se enfrentan a difíciles procesos de “transición” o “transformación”, que van moldeando su carácter y personalidad transgénero. De lo trans surge la persona transgénero.

Transgénero: Las personas transgénero se sienten y se conciben a sí mismas como pertenecientes al género opuesto social y culturalmente que se asigna a su sexo de nacimiento y quienes, por lo general, no solo optan por una reasignación hormonal, sino que en ocasiones solicitan una intervención quirúrgica de sus órganos sexuales (internos y externos), para adecuar su apariencia física y corporalidad a su realidad psíquica, espiritual y social. Una vez realizado el cambio, se convierten en transexuales.

Angela Ponce, Miss España. La modelo española transexual representará a su país en el certamen Miss Universo, en diciembre de 2018. A los 16 años empezó a tratarse con hormonas y a los 24 se sometió a una cirugía de reconstrucción genital para obtener una vagina.

Caitlyn Jenner, de Estados Unidos, también es un transgénero. Antes fue conocido como Bruce Jenner, marido de Kris Kardashian y figura paterna del clan Kardashian-Jenner.

En 2015 reconoció que nunca se sintió cómodo siendo hombre. Aún se desconocen detalles si empezará con tratamiento hormonal o pasará a someterse a cirugías para una reconstrucción de vagina.

Caitlyn Jenner, de Estados Unidos. Antes fue conocido como Bruce Jenner, el patriarca del famoso clan Kardashian. AFP/ END

Intersexual: Son las personas que nacen con una combinación de características biológicas masculinas y femeninas, que incluye cromosomas o genitales, y por eso puede dificultar a los médicos la tarea de asignarle un sexo, ya sea masculino o femenino. También es conocido como hermafrodita.

Los especialistas recomiendan esperar a que las personas obtengan una madurez psíquica para después decidir con cuál género se sienten mejor.

Hanne Gaby Odiele, de Bélgica. La modelo belga nació con una variación intersexual conocida como Síndrome de Insensibilidad a los Andrógenos (SIA), en el cual una mujer tiene cromosomas XY, que típicamente son encontrados en los hombres. Fue sometida a dos cirugías, primero para extirpar los testículos internos y luego a una vaginoplastia (reconstrucción de vagina).

Hanne Gaby Odiele, de Bélgica. La modelo belga es intersexual. Ella nació con una variación conocida como Síndrome de Insensibilidad a los Andrógenos (SIA), en el cual una mujer tiene cromosomas XY, que típicamente son más comúnmente encontrados en los hombres. AFP/ END

Travesti: Las personas travestis, en términos generales, son aquellas que gustan presentarse de manera transitoria o duradera, con una apariencia opuesta a la del género que socialmente se le asigna a su sexo de nacimiento, mediante la utilización de prendas de vestir, actitudes y comportamientos.

Conchita Wurst, de Australia, ganó el concurso de Eurovisión en 2014 vestida de mujer y con barba. Se convirtió en portavoz de la igualdad con independencia de la orientación sexual de cada persona.

El travesti Conchita Wurst, de Australia, ganó el concurso de Eurovisión en 2014 vestida de mujer y con barba. AFP/ END

Pansexualidad: Se define como la atracción sexual hacia personas concretas, independientemente de su género. Este grupo de personas plantea que cualquiera puede enamorarse de cualquier persona por su esencia y personalidad, sin importar si es hombre o mujer.

LGBTIQ: Son las siglas para referirse a las personas Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Trans, Intersexuales y Queer.

La expresión sexual más difícil de definir es la Queer, pues aún existe la discusión de que por su filosofía de vida, estas personas no deberían incluirse en la lista de la diversidad sexual.

Una persona queer, en términos generales, rechaza clasificar a las personas por su orientación sexual o identidad de género. Lo queer representa el fin de las etiquetas.

Una zona del barrio tokiota de Shinjuku concentra el mayor número de bares y restaurantes que atienden a la comunidad gay. Intentan romper los prejuicios hacia los homosexuales en Japón, un país en el que no está reconocido el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo. EFE/ END

”¿Por qué habría que definirse por un gusto en la sexualidad? ¿Por qué si a una mujer le atrae un hombre tendría que definirse como heterosexual? ¿O si a una mujer le gusta alguien de su mismo sexo tendría que calificarse como lesbiana?”, se pregunta Andrea García Becerra, antropóloga, magister en estudios de género y docente de la Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá.

Así, teniendo en cuenta que lo queer cuestiona al movimiento LGBTI, algunos especialistas consideran que resulta contradictorio agregarlas a dicha lista. Sin embargo, la letra Q ya tiene su lugar en la lista.

“Lo queer no puede ser entendido como una categoría más de esa sigla porque está en contra de estas: busca no encasillarse ni definirse, sino vivir en una fluidez constante”, reitera García Becerra, la antropóloga colombiana.


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Easternwell is one of Australia's leading drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management companies.  We operate under long term contracts and service some of the world’s largest resource companies.

 

Due to our continued growth, Easternwell are looking for a motivated and skilled Operations Support Coordinator to join our team, based in our Toowoomba office (Monday to Friday).
 

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This is a full time, permanent role. 

 

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PRIME MINISTER: Thanks for coming together everyone, I’m joined by the Attorney General. Several months ago I said that I wanted to deal with the issue of discrimination against children in schools and I do. I’ve been seeking to do just that ever since I said that. In dealing with that issue, when I wrote to the Leader of the Opposition just over a month ago, I said I wanted to do it in a bipartisan way. I said I didn't want this to become a political football, which meant we needed to work through some very sensitive issues and there are very sensitive issues that surround this discussion. There is the very real issue of discrimination, against anyone, but particularly children. There are also the very real and principled and conscience issues that relate to issues of religious freedom. That religions can be religious, that they can teach their own faith, that religious schools can be religious schools.

So we have been seeking to address that. I put forward amendments through the Attorney, who met with his counterpart, they were rejected. So we put another set of amendments when the Parliament was last sitting and we heard nothing back from the Labor Party, until last week when the Shadow Attorney-General appeared in the media. That was disappointing, as you've heard me say, because I was hopeful we would be able to reach a resolution and deal with it in a bipartisan way which, as I said, I think would send the appropriate message; that we all agree that there should be no discrimination against children.

Remember the fact that there can be, is a result of the laws that the Labor Party introduced when they were in government. They put these laws in place and so the amendments that would be needed would be to Labor's laws, that allow such discrimination.

It's disappointing that we have been unable to reach agreement between the parties, but I'm prepared to give it one more go. Yesterday, I wrote, again, to the Leader of the Opposition and put forward a proposal that did three things; the complete removal of the ability to discriminate against students based on gender or sexual orientation or relationship status or pregnancy. Secondly, a clarification that in deciding whether a school rule - a reasonable school rule, that's reasonable - the Human Rights Commission and courts should take into account the religious nature of the school and whether the school considered the best interests of the child. And three, a clarification that nothing in the Act prevents a religious school teaching in accordance with their own religious beliefs. That is an amendment - that third one - that was actually supported as a second reading amendment by the Labor Party in the Senate.

These should be uncontentious principles; the removal of discrimination and the upholding of religious freedom.

I'm prepared to move that Bill in the House today, that Bill, which does those three things. It would require a 76 vote majority. I'll suspend standing orders to bring that vote on. If the Labor Party and Bill Shorten are prepared to back this Bill, we will vote for it today and we will get this done. They're the three things it does.

Now, so far, the Labor Party have not been prepared to agree to those three principles together. If they can't agree to do that, I'll make him another offer; I'm prepared to have this dealt with as a conscience issue in my Party. If he's prepared to do the same thing, then where the parties have been unable to agree, let's take the parties out of it Bill. Let's let the elected members of the House of Representatives just decide. I'll move this Bill as the member for Cook, not as the Prime Minister and I'll participate in the debate, just like anyone else and I'll vote my conscience in that debate.

But I actually think there's a better way first. This is a good Bill, it actually does what I think Australians would expect us to do; look after kids for who they are, but also ensure that in this country, religious freedom still means something.

So I hope that they will accept that offer and at the very least that if they're not prepared to accept this Bill as a Party, that they should let their Members decide. Because I know, you all know, that there are Members of the Labor Party who would happily support these principles. Their leader should let them decide it, in the same way that I as the leader of the Liberal Party am prepared to let my party decide it; individually, as conscience voting members.

Now, the Attorney is here to take any questions that you have on the process that he's been engaged in or on the specific details of this Bill. But I just say, I meant it when I said it. I want to resolve this, but it's got to be done reasonably and fairly. It's got to take into account all the serious issues that are there and I think that's a pretty fair statement of them. I think we should just get on with it.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister does your position on having a conscience vote here as a principle, extend to other areas of religious freedom, discrimination? Is this the approach you would like to take?

PRIME MINISTER: I take these matters one at a time, David. On this issue that we have in this Bill, what could be more a matter of conscience than this? I mean really, I think that's fair enough. I think the parties could decide it, but if they can't, then let's just let every Member of the House, every Member of the House vote their conscience?

JOURNALIST: But doesn’t the same principle of conscience apply to teachers and staff in schools, as it does to children? Children grow up to be teachers and staff.

PRIME MINISTER: This is a Bill. If it's a conscience Bill, this can go into the House and people can vote their conscience, its very simple. I said I would deal with the issue of children in schools, that's what I said I would deal with, that was the commitment I made. That's what I'm following through on.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, you said before that there are Members of the Labor Party that you believe would support this proposition in a conscience vote. Is the corollary of that there are Members of the Government who may not support the Government's position?

PRIME MINISTER: If there's a conscience vote, it's a conscience vote and I'm happy for that to be the case. But I'm offering it as a bipartisan deal, on a conscience vote. I think Members should vote their conscience on this. I don't think that they should, on something as fundamental as what someone believes as a matter of religious faith, that that should be whipped against them, against their will.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, do you still intend to respond to the Ruddock review with a proposal for a Religious Discrimination Act by the end of the year? Further to David Speers’ question, are you setting a precedent for a Religious Discrimination Act to be a conscience vote in the Parliament as well?

PRIME MINISTER: No, I don't think I am and our response to the Ruddock report will be done before the end of the year.

JOURNALIST: There have been some complaints Prime Minister, from Labor, that moves by the Centre Alliance could actually make this more -

PRIME MINISTER: Sorry, I couldn't quite hear you over the noise.

JOURNALIST: We've heard from Labor this morning that moves by the Centre Alliance could actually see some of these religious discriminations wound up and actually be more draconian. Have you seen that, is it something you're concerned about?

PRIME MINISTER: Well I'm interested in this Bill, that's the Bill I'm putting forward. That's the Bill that I’m supporting, that's what I'm proposing. It solves the problem and I propose we get on with it. One at a time.

JOURNALIST: On the third step of that Bill I think you said nothing stops schools teaching in accordance with their faith. Can you give us an example of what it would allow, that third leg and what it would prevent?

PRIME MINISTER: Well all religions have their teachings, they’re based on their religious texts and they should be able to teach those texts in accordance with established religion. That's all it means.

JOURNALIST: Can you spell it out, what sort of practices for example?

PRIME MINISTER: Well, come along to Church with me on Sunday and you'll be able to hear.

[Laughter]

Or go to the mosque on a Friday night or go to the synagogue on a Saturday, go to the Buddhist temple, go wherever you like. People, you know, they're allowed to teach their religious texts. They're allowed to teach their religious faith and why would we want to curtail that in a free country like Australia? Why would you want to do that?

JOURNALIST: Does that override the other two elements of this latest version, a third provision for the ability to teach in accordance with faith? Does that override the other measures to deal with discrimination?

PRIME MINISTER: On discrimination, discrimination is against a person for who they are, taking an action - and Christian might want to comment on this - on who they are. No Australian frankly, because of their sexual identity or their sexuality, their faith, their race, their ethnicity, should be discriminated against - that's my view - because of who they are. But it's not unreasonable that if you go along to a synagogue or a temple, or you go to a church or a mosque, that someone would actually teach what that religion teaches.

JOURNALIST: It’s where those two rights come into conflict Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER: I don't see how they do, I don't see how they do. Because take, for example, a reasonable rule in a school which says you go to chapel on Tuesday morning. That applies to the child whether they are gay or not gay. It has no bearing on their identity or their sexuality whatsoever, it's a general rule which is applied equally to everybody, it doesn't discriminate.

JOURNALIST: How about if they’re teaching that it’s not okay to be gay?

PRIME MINISTER: They would have to establish how they’re linking that to their religious teaching, I mean the religion I follow teaches love.

JOURNALIST: Do you accept that some religions do want to teach that?

PRIME MINISTER: These would be matters - and Christian may want to comment - that sets a reasonable test that would be established here in the law. Those decisions would be handed to courts to determine these issues, which I think is reasonable and I think is fair. I mean we have the rule of law in this country and it should prevail both in the courts and in the Parliament.

JOURNALIST: But it's your Bill, you're a legislator. You've got it there, it's got "Bill" written on it and your name. So what's your view?

PRIME MINISTER: On what?

JOURNALIST: Well, should any religion be able to teach in their schools, that it's not alright to be gay?

PRIME MINISTER: My understanding of my faith and other religious teachings goes to people's behaviour, not who they are -

JOURNALIST: [Inaudible] that it's not okay to live a gay life, is that right then, to have a gay relationship?

PRIME MINISTER: No, look these are matters would be dealt with by courts in specific circumstances so I'm not getting drawn into that debate. As they are now, these issues are settled in courts and Christian may want to elaborate and comment.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, isn’t this the point, you'd be aware of what it says in Leviticus, so certainly there are provisions in the Bible which do talk about relations between men and other men -

PRIME MINISTER: There’s two testaments, not just one. Religious teaching takes into account all of those and the overwhelming message of the religion that I follow is one of love and I believe love and peace is the underlying principle of all religions. That's why they've had such a positive role in the development of civil society over centuries. But Christian may want to comment on the specifics.

THE HON CHRISTIAN PORTER MP, ATTORNEY GENERAL: The three changes are very simple. They work together in concert. The third of them that you’ve focused on is a clarification that nothing in the Act would prevent a religious school teaching in accordance with their own religious beliefs.

The first point I’d make that that is an amendment that Labor has already agreed to. They have already agreed to that amendment. It is, in actual fact, a status quo amendment. Religions all across Australia teach in their congregations, in their churches, in their synagogues, obviously in accordance with those religious beliefs. Those beliefs vary quite markedly from religion to religion, from church to church and from place to place.

At the moment, the state of the law is that if someone believes they've been unfairly treated or there's some speech that should be unlawful or that there's some discrimination complaints being able to be made, all this does is clarify that status quo, given there is a very significant rebalancing in the Act that's going on by the removal entirely of section 38.3 which is the first part of this bill, which would be complete removal of any ability to discriminate against any student based on their gender, their sexual orientation, their relationship status or pregnancy.

So the third of these changes is a status quo change which the Labor Party have already agreed to by adoption of the amendment at the second reading stage.

JOURNALIST: But isn't the point of legislating here trying to clear up whether it's okay for a religious school to teach that it's not okay to be gay?

PRIME MINISTER: Let me give you a less controversial example okay? In some churches according to some religious faiths, they believe in Tithing. They actually believe that you would tithe a percentage of your income to support the church you go to. Now in other Christian churches, they don't teach that. It should be okay to teach those sorts of things in your school, if that's the religious practice of your school. People might say, well, you're discriminating against people who don't want to do that. Well, no. I don't think so. It's a common religious teaching that can find its’ root in a religious text and it's reasonable for it to be taught.

So, look, I've got to go and do the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, but let me just finish where I started today; I want to get this sorted, I believe we can. This is a very simple Bill that will achieve it. I would be happy to introduce it with the support of the Labor Party today, to suspend standing orders and get on with it.

If they're not prepared to support this Bill, fair enough, that's been their position until now. Let's just have a conscience vote for everybody and let's just get it decided so we can all go back home at the end of the sitting period having this matter determined once and for all.

JOURNALIST: PM, just [inaudible] we've now gone from “who can be in schools”, to “the teaching of religions” that we’re on a collision course between the secular world and the religious world and this is part of that slope?

PRIME MINISTER: Well, what better way to resolve such a tension than let every single Member of this House of Representatives vote their conscience and sort it out?

Thanks very much.


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PRIME MINISTER: Well, it’s great to be out here today with Assistant Minister Reynolds and also the Commissioners from the New South Wales and the ACT Rural Fire Service. Doctor Fiona Kotvojs is the Liberal Candidate for Eden Monaro and it’s great to be here catching up with our firefighters from the Brigade here and all around these districts who’ve been up fighting fires in Queensland. It has been some relief to see the reports come in over the last few days, Linda has been up in Queensland last weekend and to see that those warning levels have come down and the worst of those events are now behind us. But we still remain active, there are still almost 90 fires still burning in Queensland but those alert levels have come down. But whether it was at Deepwater or other parts where we’ve had firefighters who have been up there supporting that effort. I want to thank them all very much for their service, their volunteer service, I stress, and the promptness in the way the NSW and the ACT Brigades responded to the call from the Queensland Government and to ensure we were able to deploy and address what was an incredibly serious situation. While there have been tragedies in Queensland at the same time what was able to be achieved and the risk that we’re able to mitigate, as Linda saw first-hand, was quite an extraordinary effort.

We're facing another very difficult season, right around the country in those conditions. We need Australians to focus on this. Yes, coming into Christmas we're thinking about holidays, our kids are finishing up school and there's a lot going on. But we need to be thinking as communities, as families, as individuals, about our state of preparedness for the fire season that is ahead. It will be a very difficult one and so the Minister and I are very keen to raise the awareness of these threats that are before us coming over the summer season.

It also means we need to be able to respond and we need to be able to continue to invest in the capability and that’s why I’m pleased today that we are investing $26 million in improving the capability nationally to fight these fires, but also in the systems and preparedness and communications backing that enables us to address this threat as well. So $11 million of that $26 million is going into the National Area Firefighting Centre, delivering more specialist large firefighting air tankers to communities across Australia. They’re the big tankers that were being used to drop on those fires up in Queensland and this is increasing the amount of capability we have in that area, to ensure that can be deployed. There’s also $2 million to support the national emergency SMS system and there is work being done, almost $6 million, for the National Fire Danger Rating System and Linda can take you through greater detail on that. $5 million to establish the Prepared Communities Fund, that’s to support high-priority state and territory initiatives that improve community preparedness, which is exactly what we’re wanting people to be doing as we’re going into the season and hopefully they already have. There’s $1.5 million to support the Public Safety Mobile Broadband trial and $750,000 to review new and emerging telephone-based emergency warning technologies.

So, we want to use all the assets and resources at our disposal to keep Australians safe. Our priorities as a Government; keep our economy strong, absolutely, that enables us to make these investments. To keep Australians safe and whether it’s safe from bushfires or safe from terrorism or safe from organised crime or any of these things, that is our objective and that is our mission as a Government. We do that with the volunteers that are represented here, the professional agencies around the country and one of the most rewarding things that we saw in responding to the Queensland fires was the teamwork. The teamwork between Commonwealth and state and territory agencies right around the country. So, I want to commend the Commissioners, particularly, for their leadership in coordinating that support and delivering that support.

Linda, I’ll ask you to make a few comments and then I’ll ask the Commissioners also.

SENATOR THE HON LINDA REYNOLDS, ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS:  Thank you very much, Prime Minister. What we saw in Queensland on the weekend is the absolute best of all Australians. When nature throws its worst at us, we always see the best in Australians and what has happened in Queensland is no different. I’d also like to extend my thanks to all of the 500 volunteers from around the country including some of the men and women here from the ACT and New South Wales who have just returned from Queensland.

But up in Queensland with the Deputy Prime Minister, we saw first-hand the importance of these programs. I’ll never forget the stories and seeing the look on the faces of people in Eungella whose homes and town was saved by the NSW 737 flying over and stopping the flames roaring up the mountain, the rainforest mountain. So these programs are very important. We’ve had 40 of our national aerial assets in Queensland ranging from helicopters through to the new 737. So as part of this package the Commonwealth will be providing $11 million to enhance the availability of aircraft around the country. We’re also providing $6 million for the National Fire Rating System which was developed in the 1960s and we’ve seen from the extreme bushfires again in Queensland that we do need to rethink our ratings systems so that will be a priority. We’re also putting money into communications, SMS and broadband messaging systems to make the best use of current technology and to make sure that we can get out as many messages as possible. We’ve got $5 million of that for local programs, priority programs for facilities like this here in Wamboin, for priority projects. So one stands in mind as an example – up at Eungella, we met the Queensland Remote Area Tracking Service. Two men had set up this organization to help and build telecommunications that can cope in emergencies in the mountainous area. So what we want to do is provide opportunities for local volunteer firefighters and also SES staff to get the equipment and the services that they need.

I’d finish off, Prime Minister, by saying to all Australians that firefighting and disaster management and relief is a shared responsibility. State and territory governments always have the primary responsibility for responding to these disasters but the Commonwealth is doing everything it can to make sure we assist state and territory governments and I think what we’re seeing here in the Queensland response is the very best of all of us, states, territories and the Federal Government working together. But I’d say this too to Australians; that you also have a responsibility. We saw in Queensland that householders got very little notice in areas where they were not expecting to be subject to bushfires so it is absolutely critical that every family in the country makes sure that the first conversation you have about emergency evacuation is not when you’re doing it for real. So, Members of Parliament have been given more information about disaster relief arrangements in Australia but every family needs to discuss what you’re going to do. Do you stay, do you fight, do you understand what the alerts mean and do you know what you’ll take with you? Thank you.

COMMISSIONER FITZSIMMONS: Thank you, Prime Minister, and look, we certainly are most appreciative and very much welcome today’s announcement. We know particularly with the large air tankers that it’s a bit like insurance. We want to have them here and we hope that we don’t have to use them during the fire season but as we’ve seen in recent years and as we’ve seen only in recent weeks, we’ve seen four of the large air tankers out of New South Wales rapidly deployed to assist our colleagues in Queensland. The good thing is they’ve got a capability and a capacity unparalleled to our historical firefighting environment. They were able to leave Sydney in less than two hours, they were integrated, fully loaded into firefighting operations up on the coast around Rockhampton in Queensland. Working in partnership with the Commonwealth and our interstate colleagues, accessing military bases, accessing funding, accessing personnel and expertise is very much a manifestation of the sorts of initiatives being announced here today by the Prime Minister. And we know that this funding boost will give us surety, give us confidence that we can have these high capacity assets here for the duration of what is continuing to be a longer season, right from the beginning of the season, right through to the end of the season and having a concentrated capability in the middle of the season. Working in partnership with the ACT and our colleagues around the country just in the last couple of weeks, we’ve sent just over 600 people into Queensland to provide assistance. We’ve sent eight aircraft, we’ve sent 24 firefighting trucks, we’ve got a few hundred personnel rotating through again over the coming days. With the conditions easing, it looks like a number of our crews might be stood down into the weekend, but it is an example of how investment and how commitment can make a big difference particularly to those who are finding themselves exposed to risk, like we’ve seen in Queensland in the last couple of weeks.

The outlook for the coming months as the Prime Minister indicated, is for a difficult fire season and much of the eastern seaboard through New South Wales is expecting above normal fire conditions as we head into the balance of this season and we know with the sort of assets available, with the sort of commitments around and the capacity to draw on our neighbors from right around the country, we’re going to be confident that whatever comes up, we’ve got the best-trained, the best equipped, better equipped and better trained than ever before in our history, to help respond to what mother nature might offer this season.

COMMISSIONER LANE: Thanks very much, Prime Minister, just to echo Commissioner Fitzsimmons’ comments there, it’s been a very challenging season already, at the commencement in Queensland and we’re going to see that across the rest of the nation. While some parts of the country have received welcome rain over recent weeks, there are plenty that are still in dire drought conditions and that will cross over into bushfire conditions as we come south, as the season continues from Queensland through New South Wales and into Victoria over this coming summer. So this announcement by the Commonwealth today is very welcome. Traditional funding for aircraft capability is always very helpful but on top of that, the additional money to support the ongoing research into improving our National Fire Danger Ratings and enhancements to funding to allow for even better warnings and alert systems are also very critical to us as a nation. So these are the things we work together as states and territories with the Australian Government on. It’s a welcome announcement here today. 

PRIME MINISTER: Thank you very much and we’re happy to take some questions on that and then deal with other matters if you’d like to but I won’t trouble the Commissioners with those questions. So questions? Well, it seems like we’ve been very comprehensive, that’s excellent, thank you very much, Commissioners. Happy to take other questions.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, on energy policy, your big stick policy is opposed by Labor, the cross bench and industry, what do you say to industry that is crying out for investment certainty?

PRIME MINISTER: What we’re delivering is a clear message which says electricity prices have to come down. We need to ensure that the laws balance things up for the consumer. We’re on the side of the customer and we want them to have lower electricity prices. And we believe that the laws and the powers should be in place so big electricity companies can’t do the wrong thing by them. That’s what this is about. We’re voting for it, Labor is voting against it. Labor’s voting against it. They’ve picked the side of the big electricity companies, we’ve picked the side of the consumer.

JOURNALIST: Are you confident the encryption laws will get done this week?

PRIME MINISTER: Well, I hope so, I said that was a key priority and overnight we’ve been able to make a lot of progress and I’m pleased that Labor is coming to their senses on this. I’m frankly surprised it’s taken this long but if they have, good.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, are you concerned and perhaps embarrassed to learn that Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have been discussing energy policy to, you know, discussing the NEG?

PRIME MINISTER: I’m not aware of the content of their conversations other than to the best of my knowledge some well wishes to Malcolm from Bill after Malcolm left the job as Prime Minister. And I wouldn’t find a conversation like that extraordinary, just a personal well wish. In terms of any other type of conversation, I haven’t seen any suggestion that there’s been anything other than that.

JOURNALIST: Malcolm Turnbull has urged you to revive the NEG considering that you did support it. Can you rule out, even after the election, trying to pursue that policy once more?

PRIME MINISTER: Well, the NEG is not being pursued by the Government and it wasn’t being pursued by the Government prior to the change of Prime Minister. This is what the NEG is. The NEG, as the former Prime Minister said, it’s just a mechanism. It’s like a glass. What matters is what you put in it. Now, if you put a 45 per cent emissions reduction target in the NEG, it puts power prices up. What Bill Shorten wants to do is have a legislated 45 per cent emissions reductions target, and that will put power prices up and we don’t support that. We don’t support legislating that commitment. We will meet our 26 per cent commitment, that hasn’t changed. None of that has changed. We will have met Kyoto 1, we will comfortably meet Kyoto 2, and we will be on track to meet our 2030 target as well. So we’re committed to emissions reductions, we’re committed to getting greater contracted reliable energy into the market and that is the exact same policy we’ve pursued previously with the reliability guarantee through the states and territories. But the NEG is not the deal. What matters is what the emissions reduction target is, and a 45 per cent emissions reduction target is a job-destroying, economy crunching, reckless target that will make our economy weaker. And that’s why we don’t support it.

JOURNALIST: But why can’t you keep your 26 per cent target and still consider reviving the NEG framework?

PRIME MINISTER: Because it’s not necessary, it’s not necessary. And we’re not pursuing it and it’s not our policy.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, what do you make of the Energy Council of Australia saying that your energy policy is trying to push prices up? What do you make of those comments?

PRIME MINISTER: Well, I disagree with them. I’m not surprised that the energy sector would not be happy about the Government increasing the powers of the customer in the market which will hold them to account. I’m not surprised that the big energy companies are squealing because, as a Government, we’ve decided to stare them down. And that’s what I’m doing. That’s what our Government is doing, and the Labor Party is not standing up for customers. They want to line up with the big energy companies. Now, already as a result of staring the electricity companies down, around almost 500,000 Australians are getting a better deal. They’ve started to drop their prices. See, I think the laws are stacked against the customer in the energy market and that’s what has caused and allowed those prices to go up amongst many other factors. And I’m seeking to right that balance and to stand up for the customer, and if the Labor Party doesn’t want to support me, well, shame on them. Absolutely shame on them.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, why did you save Craig Kelly?

PRIME MINISTER: Good question. There were four incumbent members, four incumbent members that I believed it was important for the Party to re-endorse at the next election. As the leader of the Parliamentary Party, it is my job to maximise the Party’s chances and standing at the next election. And we’ve got four incumbent members, members who have been on the ground, members who are well respected by their communities. They present the best opportunity to ensure the re-election of the Government. And so as the Party Leader, I’ve made it pretty clear. I wanted them endorsed and I wanted them on the ground, fighting the next election, not getting distracted by anything else. That’s my main mission, that’s their mission, and as leader, I made a call, I said I want them endorsed and the Party backed me and I appreciate their support.

JOURNALIST: What about Jane Prentice and Jim Molan?

PRIME MINISTER: Well, I wasn’t the Prime Minister at the time of Ms Prentice’s preselection. So I can’t make any comment about that, that matter was dealt with many, many months ago. What we’re talking about with the four members I sought their immediate re-endorsement is they were lower House members. They were contesting lower House seats. Like Dr Kotvojs here, she’s contesting a lower House seat. You form Government by having the best members and candidates on the ground in the House of Representatives and that’s where my focus is to ensure the re-election of the Government. I know one or two things about elections, I’ve run a lot of campaigns myself and what you need is to have the best people on the ground and an incumbent member of Parliament who has been doing a great job, which all of those four members were, and are, is the best opportunity and the best foot forward we have to put at the election and that’s why they have my backing and that’s why I made it very clear to the Party that I wanted to see them endorsed so that we can just get on with it.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, just on submarine contracts quickly. Has Defence during negotiations offered the French submarine builder an extension on the time of the submarine project and also the cost of those submarines?

PRIME MINISTER: I discussed the SPA with President Macron when we were in the G20 and we are now very close to finalising those arrangements and so these things remain on track.

JOURNALIST: [Inaudible]

PRIME MINISTER: Well, I’m not aware of that matter, only to say that I have been in direct discussion with the President of France, we are very close to finalising the SPA and those issues remain on track. I mean, there’s a report I understand on the ABC this morning. The Defence Minister will make a response to that and my understanding is that he has great concerns about the accuracy of that report.

JOURNALIST: There’s a group of student climate action protestors heading to Canberra today to try and meet with you. Will you meet with them?

PRIME MINISTER: I am. I’m meeting with some members from my own electorate, which you’d expect me to do, both as a local members and a Prime Minister. I’m always happy to listen. I respect everybody’s views. That’s the thing. We don’t always have to agree on everything, you know, but we do have to respect each other and we do have to take each other views seriously. And whether that’s talking about climate or whether it’s talking about energy or it’s talking about the other difficult issues we’re dealing with in the Parliament this week. You’ve got to respect everybody’s views. You can’t run their views down because they have them. And I do listen, but that doesn’t mean we always agree. But I always respect. Thanks very much.


          Prime Minister's Literary Awards      Cache   Translate Page      

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield today announced the winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Winners across the six categories received one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country, sharing in $600,000 in prize money.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Government was proud to support Australia’s outstanding authors through the Awards, now in their 11th year.

“Australian authors and poets tap into our country’s rich experiences and creativity. The winning books reflect our diversity as a nation,” the Prime Minister said.

“I congratulate all the winners and those shortlisted for this year’s Awards.”

Minister Fifield said the Awards were one of the ways the Government is working to grow and strengthen Australia’s vibrant literary sector.

“Australian literature helps us to understand who we are as a nation and our place in the world. With more than 500 entries this year capturing a broad range of themes, the judges had the difficult task of shortlisting just 30 titles.”

The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winners are:

  • Australian History: John Curtin’s War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and, reinventing Australia, volume 1, John Edwards, Penguin Random House
  • Fiction: Border Districts, Gerald Murnane, Giramondo Publishing
  • Young Adult Literature: This is My Song, Richard Yaxley, Scholastic Australia
  • Children’s Literature: Pea Pod Lullaby, Glenda Millard and illustrated by Stephen Michael King, Allen & Unwin
  • Poetry: Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria, Brian Castro, Giramondo Publishing
  • Non-Fiction: Asia’s Reckoning: The struggle for global dominance, Richard McGregor, Penguin Random House UK.

For more information about the winning authors visit: www.arts.gov.au/pmla


          Boosting firefighting capabilities and community preparedness       Cache   Translate Page      

Photo: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $26 million to boost aerial firefighting capabilities across Australia, support a new national fire rating program and extend funding for a community alert system.

Our funding will help support Australians confronting the challenges of natural hazards and reduce the impact they have on our communities and the economy.

We will also deliver funding to states and territories for a range of national emergency management projects and natural disaster resilience initiatives.

Funding will address urgent critical emergency capabilities including:

  • $11 million for the National Aerial Firefighting Centre, delivering more large specialist firefighting air tankers to communities across Australia, bringing our total contribution to $25.8 million this financial year.
  • $2 million to support the national Emergency Alert SMS system.

We will also fund projects to improve preparedness of our communities including:

  • $5.85 million to implement a new National Fire Danger Rating System to help fire authorities communicate bushfire risk to the community by drawing on data such as diverse vegetation types, national fuel load, weather conditions, and the latest developments in fire behaviour science.
  • $5 million to establish the Prepared Communities Fund to support high-priority state or territory initiatives that improve community preparedness and resilience, including bushfire shelters in high risk communities.
  • $1.5 million to expand a Public Safety Mobile Broadband trial across Australia during 2019 and establish a National Project Office to implement this technology.
  • $750,000 to review new and emerging telephone-based emergency warning technologies which will support the introduction of a new Emergency Alert warning system by developing and testing options for the future of this capability in Australia.

We cannot always prevent natural hazards, but we can prepare for them and ensure that we are able to respond in the most effective way.

Since 2013, the Liberal and Nationals Government has invested more than $130 million in initiatives to prepare our communities against natural disasters.


          Address, Official Opening of the Howard Library      Cache   Translate Page      

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Prime Minister: Well thank you very much. I cannot think of too many greater honours for a Liberal Prime Minister, frankly, to be here today to open this library with Mr Howard. I still feel like I have to call you that.

[Laughter]

And I know you’ve been generous over a long period of time in inviting me to be a lot more informal.

Today I’m not going to, I’m going to be very formal, because this is a very important occasion.

So to the Honourable John Howard, to Mrs Howard, and the entire Howard family who is here today - particularly the latest addition, only six weeks old.

To the Speaker, my good friend Tony Smith, Rector of UNSW Michael Frater, Daryl Karp the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy, David Fricker the Director-General of the National Archives. Members of the Parliamentary Team, past and present who are here today.

Of course Phillip Ruddock here today. Colleagues past and present.

I love going back to the places which form your experience. You go back to your old school, where you went to university, the beaches you swam at as a kid, the places that framed who you are.

And you reflect on the memories of those places and the lessons that you learnt.

John Howard loves this building.

It was in this building that he gave his maiden speech to Parliament.

It was in this building that he attended his first Cabinet meeting in the Fraser Cabinet.

It was in this building that he attended his first Partyroom meeting.

It was in this building that he delivered his Budgets, and his replies to Budgets, the first of them.

It was in this building that the political crucible that formed who I would argue to be our greatest Prime Minister of this country and only with the exception, I’m sure he would agree, because as a Party’s founder we always refer to the great Sir Robert Menzies.

But in modern opinion, and in the modern Liberal Party, we have always very much looked to John Howard and this was the crucible in which his political character and who he became as a great Prime Minister was formed.

It was a crucible formed here dominated by Sir Robert Menzies, the founder of our party, who dominated this place for so long, where so much of the history of our modern Federation has played out.

And in this building, you can still hear those stories of all those years.  The Lyons - Joseph and Enid.

Of course Sir Robert. Chifley and his pipe. Curtin. A great constitutional crisis – Fraser, Whitlam.

And in this very hall, the flag-draped coffins of prime ministers lay in state.

This is a very special place in our country’s history.

For 61 years, this building was the home of our democracy - from Prime Ministers Stanley Bruce to Bob Hawke.

In 1988, I understand John Howard didn’t really want to move from this Parliament House he liked it so much, he preferred the intimacy of this chamber.

But when he left here, he had still not risen to the office of Prime Minister.

As an Opposition Leader packing 14 years of memories and paper into boxes - he would not have necessarily imagined what was before him.

But he knew what would always guide him.

It was a time when the very future of the Liberal Party was being questioned, and the usual premature eulogies were being offered about the then John Howard, as he was known when we were leaving this building.

But through the tumult, Lazarus emerged, with that triple bypass. Cannier, sturdier and even more resilient.

I must admit while John Howard has laid claim to the biblical Lazarus, I prefer to take my inspiration from Peter: “Upon this rock, I will build my broad church”.

[Laughter]

Which he did, as a leader of our great Party. A broad church which he has always respected and always honoured.

As we know, the man who never quite subdued this building would subdue the one up the hill. And boy did he.

Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister he would be tested, as Prime Ministers always are, by events well beyond their control, with a massacre at Port Arthur.

And along with the Opposition and the States, and Tim Fischer, who I know he always acknowledges so keenly in those events, he’d deliver comprehensive gun control laws that to this day are the envy of the world.

A truly magnificent achievement in a moment when leadership called on him and his response was loud and clear.

He’d be tested at home, of course, with family illnesses.  Family has always been at the bedrock of the Howard belief.

There would be other days of testing.

September 11, as he stood in the very city that was under attack with our greatest ally. Not once, but twice in Bali as well. Timor. Iraq. Afghanistan. Our borders, protecting them, together with Phillip and the other Ministers all those years ago.

Through it all, John Howard never found wanting.

Keeping us safe and secure at home, keeping us prosperous in a dynamic and changing world.

Paying off the debt, balancing the Budget, delivering surplus after surplus with Peter Costello. The AAA credit rating. The tax system transformed, taxes cut in 2000, 2003 and 2007. That’s the legacy. Real wages increased by over 21 per cent. 2.1 million jobs were created, unemployment falling from 8 per cent to 4.1 per cent.

There were the major investments in health, in education and the welfare safety net which was designed to provide a hand up, not a hand out. Our great belief that the best form of welfare is a job was inspired by Prime Minister Howard.

And incrementally, he transformed workplace relations passionately and patiently over his entire parliamentary service, reflecting a modernising Australia, a more flexible Australia, a dynamic workplace.

He left office as the darks clouds of the GFC were forming, but it was the ‘Howard inheritance’ that protected Australia from the ravages of a worldwide recession.

The strength of prudential controls, the buffers that were built in good times.

Another biblical analogy - Joseph putting the stalls into the silos to prepare for the years that would follow. That is the Howard legacy.

And that inheritance continues. This Government is seeking to emulate the achievements of that government.

Budget repair, jobs growth, a strong economy. Our country is strong and we are committed to make it even stronger.

Coalition Governments, as inspired by the Howard Government, keeping our country prosperous, keeping Australians safe, keeping Australians together.

Throughout his Government, John Howard was steadfastly supported by a fiercely loyal and loving family.

In 2007, John Howard completed his innings after 11 and a half years as Prime Minister. In the modern political era, that is truly inspiring, and I’m sure at times exhausting.

But warriors see no shame in fighting to the end. He left nothing on the field, nothing. As Menzies said back in Albury, you fight for what you stand for ‘until the bell rings’. And that has always been the Howard ethos.

Ladies and gentlemen, beyond a land, beyond traditions, a nation is a shared story, a shared history.

A history that defines its beliefs and characteristics.

Our prime ministers, the choices they make, are part of our history. So it’s a delight today to open this Library.

It is not the first repository of prime ministerial papers and decisions. Australia’s first prime ministerial library was the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library at Curtin University in Perth, established in 1998. And we have many significant prime ministerial collections, institutes and centres too, right across our nation. The Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University and the Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia. And of course, the Robert Menzies and Malcolm Fraser Collections at the University of Melbourne.

And so with this Library, with my alma mater the University of New South Wales in a partnership with the National Archives of Australia, this will allow researchers and the public to reflect on such a significant prime ministership.

All of these collections are far more than repositories of old speeches, furniture, pamphlets, maps, handwritten notes. I remember one day when I went to see Mr Howard in his office in Sydney and the collection was all on the table in the boardroom and he was delayed and I spent a bit of time reading over a few old Budgets. I was Treasurer at the time. And now all those documents are here for others to enjoy in the same way I was able to on that occasion.

When we read these documents, when we see these objects, we will remember and we will re-imagine. We extend our national understanding of civic life and most importantly, we see that no government was perfect.

We see that mistakes are always made, but the lessons are always to be learned.

So what are the lessons of John Howard? John Winston Howard. Resilience. Perseverance. Conviction, more than anything else. And I might add, courtesy and respect.

Laurie Oakes, I think, said it once, I’m not sure if he was trying to be kind or not, you never always knew. He said, “Mr Howard has made every conceivable mistake an Australian Prime Minister can make.  But he only made them once.”

Because he would always learn and he would always grow and he would always build and he would always move forward. That’s why he is the example to modern Liberals and indeed Prime Ministers. We can only dare to walk in shoes so large, but we will with his great inspiration.

So Mr Howard, I thank you for your friendship and advice over a long period of time, and to Mrs Howard as well. You’ve really been a blessing.

But most of all I thank you both for your lifetime of service to Australia which continues enthusiastically and passionately.

It is right that your records now reside in this building that you loved so much, and that is a landmark to our country’s great democracy.

It is an honour and delight to be here today for this purpose.

I’m reminded of another text which basically says, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

It is an honour and a delight to open the Howard Library. Thank you.


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          Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Honorable David Ridgway MLC inaugurates HCL’s Delivery center at Adelaide      Cache   Translate Page      
HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, and, the Honorable David Ridgway, Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) of the Parliament of South Australia and Minister of Trade, Tourism... Read more »
          PARIS UTILITIES CHANCERY AND RES STC JUL - JUNE 19      Cache   Translate Page      
CN ID:
CN3556533
Agency:
Austrade
Publish Date:
4-Dec-2018
Category:
Utilities
Contract Period:
31-Oct-2018 to 30-Sep-2019
Contract Value (AUD):
$76,898.32
Description:
PARIS UTILITIES CHANCERY AND RES STC JUL - JUNE 19
Procurement Method:
Limited tender
ATM ID:
P2P1057
Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No
Consultancy:
No
Agency Reference ID:
0046000345

Supplier Details

Name:
AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY DFAT
Postal Address:
4 RUE JEAN REY CEDEX 15
Town/City:
PARIS
Postcode:
75724
State/Territory:
Outside Australia
Country:
France
ABN:
Exempt

Agency Details

Contact Name:
PROCUREMENT

Contact Phone:
13 28 78

Branch:
Legal, Procurement and Fraud

Division:
Corporate Services Group

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The Department is seeking a supplier to provide event production, management and logistics for the Anzac Day 2019 Dawn Service at Pukeahu and the Anzac Day 2019 National Commemoration, and the afternoon service at the Ataturk Memorial.

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          Mammography Detectors Market Expected to Show Exponential Growth over Forecast Period 2018 - 2028 Owing Rising Incidences of Breast Cancer      Cache   Translate Page      

Latest Market Research Report Study on "Mammography Detectors Market - Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 to 2017 and Forecast 2018 - 2028."

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2018 -- Mammography Detectors Market: Drivers and Restraints

Rising incidences of breast cancer through the globe is the primary factor driving the growth of mammography detectors market. For instance, menopausal hormone therapy increases risk of breast cancer. Additionally, rising geriatric population and increase in cases of hormonal imbalance will propel the growth of mammography detectors market. Moreover, rising awareness among the people about breast cancer after launching various awareness program by NGO's in different geographies will also upsurge the growth of mammography detectors market. On other hand, discomfort to the patients, and side effects associated with mammography may limit the growth of mammography detectors market over the forecast period. The high consultation fees taken by diagnostic center for mammography test may also deter the growth of mammography detectors market.

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Mammography Detectors Market: Segmentation

Tentatively, the global Mammography Detectors market can be segmented on the basis of detector type, end user and geography.

Based on detector type, the global Mammography Detectors market is segmented as:
Computed Radiography Detectors
Flat Panel Detectors
CMOS Flat Detectors

Based on end user, the global Mammography Detectors market is segmented as:
Hospitals Diagnostic Centers

Mammography Detectors Market: Overview

The Mammography Detectors is expected to show exponential growth over the forecast period owing rising incidences of breast cancer among the women throughout the globe. According to National Cancer Institute, there are about 2,300 new cases of breast cancer in men each year, and about 230,000 new cases in women each year. According to few of the expert every women should take mammography test once in year which will rise the demand of mammography detectors in the global market. By detector type, computed radiography detectors is expected to be the most dominant segment due to its wide acceptance this type of mammography detector among the hospitals and diagnostic centers. CMOS flat detector segment by detector type in global mammography detectors market is the projected to show higher growth due its advance feature. Among all the end user hospital segment will dominate mammography detectors market whereas diagnostic center is projected to show relatively high growth rate.

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Mammography Detectors Market: Regional Outlook

Geographically, the global Mammography Detectors market is segmented into viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, CIS and Russia, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). North America is expected to gain maximum share for mammography detectors market in term of revenue owing to increased incidences of breast cancer. After North America mammography detectors market is followed by Europe and APEJ due to rising awareness among the people about the breast cancer. Asia-Pacific excluding Japan region is expected to grow at faster rate than other region for mammography detectors market due high geriatric population in India and China. Middle East and Africa is expected show delayed growth for mammography detectors due to lack awareness among the people and low healthcare spending.

Mammography Detectors Market: Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the global https://www.marketresearchreports.biz/pharmaceuticals-healthcare-and-medical-devices/12761/mammography-detectors-global-industry-market-researc#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000">Mammography Detectors Market are Analogic Corporation, Sigmascreening, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Inc, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Hologic, Inc, Gamma Medical, Inc., Siemens Healthcare, SonoCine, Inc, and Toshiba Corporation.

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          Displacement Sensors Market Report 2017 - 2025: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast      Cache   Translate Page      

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2018 -- Global Displacement Sensors Market: Overview

Displacement sensors are also known as displacement gauges which are used to measure the travel range between the object's current position and its reference point. These are used for dimension measurement to determine an object's thickness, height, and width. The displacement sensors work in two different ways include non-contact measurement using the magnetic field, light or sound waves and in direct contact with an object. There are various applications such as detection of stacked printed circuit boards (PCB), positioning of electronics components on the PCB during manufacturing and many others wherein the displacement sensors are used.

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Global Displacement Sensors Market: Dynamics

The key factors which drive primarily the growth of the global displacement sensors market are significantly increasing industrial automation along with growing electronics industry due to robust growth in the demand for smartphone and other electronic products over the forecast period. Rising demand for non-contact sensing technology in automotive industry fuels the global displacement sensors over the forecast period. Furthermore, robust growth in construction industry along with food and beverages industry are the major factors which drive the global displacement sensors market due to its high usage for supervision in various construction projects and in the packaging of products respectively. Additionally, high product innovation in displacement sensors such as compact and robust design from key manufacturers leads the global displacement sensors market towards significant growth over the forecast period. The key factors such as high development and installation cost and high labor cost in North America region hinder the growth of global displacement sensors market over the forecast period.

Global Displacement Sensors Market: Segmentation

Global displacement sensors market is segmented by technology type, measurement type, product type, end-use industry, and region type.

Based on the technology type, global displacement sensors market is classified into followings:

Laser
LVDT
Inductive
Optical
Eddy-current
Confocal
Capacitive
Magnetic
Potentiometer
Mechanical
Others

Based on the measurement type, global displacement sensors market is classified into followings:

Non-contact
Contact

Based on the product type, global displacement sensors market is classified into followings:

Linear
Angular
Others

Based on the end-use industry, global displacement sensors market is classified into followings:

Automotive
Food and Beverages
Cosmetics
Electricals and Electronics
Retail and Consumer Goods
Packaging
Construction

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Global Displacement Sensors Market: Segmentation Overview

Among above mentioned end-use industry, electrical and electronics segment, as well as automotive industry, are anticipated to uplift the global displacement sensors market over the forecast period due to the significant usage of displacement sensors in the assembly of electronics components. Additionally, among the above-mentioned measurement type, the non-contact segment is estimated to witness the rapid growth rate in the global displacement sensors market due to its growing demand for industrial automation.

Global Displacement Sensors Market: Regional Outlook

Based on geographies, the global displacement sensors market is classified into seven regions such as Western Europe, North America, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan and the Middle East and Africa. Among above-mentioned regions, North America accounts high market share in the global displacement sensors market over the forecast period, attributed to growing innovation such as displacement sensors with laser technology across the region followed by Western Europe. Asia Pacific excluding Japan is anticipated to showcase a significant growth in the global displacement sensors market over the forecast period, owing to significant growing electronics industry along with robust growth in manufacturing industry in emerging countries such as China and India across the region. Latin America is predicted to see extensive growth in the global displacement sensors market due to significantly growing manufacturing industry in Brazil. Japan is predicted to see a significant CAGR in the global displacement sensors market over the forecast period, attribute to high usage of displacement sensors in the automotive industry for thickness measurement.

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Global Displacement Sensors Market: Key Players

Few key players of the global displacement sensors market are Omron Corporation, ifm electronics GmbH, Lion Precision Inc., Continental AG, Schneider Electric SA, Panasonic Corp, Spectris PLC, Micro-Epsilon Messtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, and Riftek LLC. Key manufacturers are focusing toward innovation in products such as non-contact linear displacement sensors with laser technology which provides high speed and efficiency.

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Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

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          Device Smart Communicators Market Report 2017 - 2025: Technological Advancement, Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast      Cache   Translate Page      

Latest Market Research Study on "Device Smart Communicators Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025."

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2018 -- The report offers in-depth insights, revenue details, and other vital information regarding the global device smart communicators market, and the various trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats in the target market till 2025. The report includes PEST analysis, Porter's Five Forces analysis, and opportunity map analysis for in-depth understanding of the market. The device smart communicators market report offers insightful and detailed information regarding the various key players operating in the global device smart communicators market, their financials, technological innovations, key developments, apart from future strategies, SWOT analysis, acquisitions & mergers, and market footprint. The global device smart communicators market is segmented on the basis of product, application, end user, and region.

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Device Smart Communicators Market: Market Overview

The device smart communicators is a computer based type of configuration which is used to perform tasks like daily maintenance, configuration backup, initial setup, and troubleshooting for the replacement of the device. The type of tasks are much different from the device vendors and communication protocols and are stream lined by integrated environment and intuitive operation. The device smart communicators are used for the maximum utilization of the instruments used in the intelligence field. The device smart communicators can be utilized for an increase the storage capacity and for faster processing of the instruments. The device smart communicators are also used to communicate and print out the parameters such as range, tag number and output mode of the instrument.

Device Smart Communicators Market: Market Dynamics

The technological advancement is the major factor for the growing demand of the device smart communicators market. The developing regions are growing towards the smart cities and the device smart communicators market is thereby growing in the region. The use of online retail sites and smart systems are the rising factors in the market and are the driving factor for the growth of the device smart communicators market. The developed regions are the attracting places for the manufacturers to find the demanding growth and the developed economy in these regions with the high disposable income are the major factors to be involved in the growth of the device smart communicators market. The trend to use the brain terminal has grown in the market due to the rising demand of the product for its efficiency and smart work and has thereby increased the sales in the device smart communicators market.

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Device Smart Communicators Market: Market Segmentation

The device smart communicators market can be segmented on the basis of product type, end user type and on the basis of geography.

On the basis of product type, the device smart communicators market can be segmented into:-

Mobile Field Device Management
Hart Communicator
Brain Terminal

On the basis of end user type, the device smart communicators market can be segmented into:-

Transport and Automotive
Telecommunication and IT
Defense and Military
Industrial
Healthcare
Electronics

Device Smart Communicators Market: Regional Outlook

The device smart communicators market can be segmented on the basis of geography into seven main regions as North America, Eastern Europe