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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court struck down a federal immigration law Tuesday that opponents warned could be used to criminalize a wide range of statements involving illegal immigration.The law made it a felony for someone...
          A story of grit: How a Bay Area resident is living out her American dream       Cache   Translate Page      

Tucked away in La Cocina, a San Francisco kitchen incubator, is a woman living out her American dream. Her name is Nafy, and she came to the United States 10 years ago from Senegal, armed with a promise to her mother to bring back a degree and one to herself to live out her dreams.
 
The inspiration behind her move to the U.S. is not what you might expect.

“In Africa, we watch a lot of soap operas,” Nafy explained. “One that really influenced me was Beverly Hills 90210. And I’m seeing all of these kids at age 14, 16, working, driving cars, living in their own apartments, and I’m like oh my god, that’s the American dream? I want to dream like that too. So I told my mom, once I finished school, I would like you to help me go there.” 

However, much like most things in life, it was easier said than done. In order to obtain her U.S. visa, Nafy had to queue overnight at the U.S. embassy to ensure she’d be the first in line. She arrived at 4 p.m. and was only let in around 9 a.m. the following morning. Nafy ultimately received her visa, and arrived in the United States in 1998.  

 
Nafy holding a baobab fruit, a key ingredient in her products

Nafy went on to graduate with a degree from the University of San Francisco and worked as a marketing manager in Silicon Valley. She eventually got married and in 2009, she and her husband welcomed their baby boy. Unfortunately, her son was born a month early and was in need of medical attention and care. Despite this, she was only given 6 weeks of maternity leave, even though her son was in the NICU for 2 of those weeks. Recounting those times, Nafy said “I went back to work, I was pumping in the bathroom because there was nothing to accommodate new mothers.” 

Finally, Nafy could not handle it anymore, “I quit, with no money left, with one income [her husband’s], and a child who needs a lot of help. At the same time, my mother, who by that point has joined us from Senegal, got diagnosed with dementia.” 

It was an undoubtedly a hard time for Nafy and her family, and she felt like she had failed her mom. 

“To me, the American dream was wearing nice suits, wearing high heels, having an office, traveling, and I didn’t have that anymore,” she said.  “So I felt like I did not achieve my American dream. So I said to my mom, what is another way I can reach the American dream? And she said ‘You don’t have to work for someone, to live the American dream. You can bring something from home, that way you can live the American dream.’ I said, what do you mean? She simply replied, ‘just think, why don’t you make the baobab juices we drink back home, make them here and sell them? You’ve had everyone you’ve made them for, tell you they’re good.’ ”

One thing led to another, and Terenga was born.

Terenga bars and their corresponding ingredients

However, getting a business started from the ground up was not easy, and Nafy knew she needed some help. 

“I registered my business in 2016, from there to mid-2017, it was a lot of tasting, giving out free samples. So I wasn’t making much money. Someone told me why don’t you reach out to Kiva. Kiva does this thing where there is no interest, and you can pay back slowly. I thought that was such a good idea because even though I had a really good credit score I knew I could not go to banks and take out a loan for a company that isn’t even a year old yet.” 

Today, Nafy’s Terenga energy bars and juices are sold in various grocery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she has plans to expand it further. 

Terenga juices can be found in select grocery stores across the Bay Area

When asked what her hope was for this holiday season, she said, “I would love for every American household to have a Terenga product in their kitchen tables. I really hoped to see something like that, either Terenga juice or Terenga energy bars. It would support my suppliers in the Bay Area, as well as those throughout Africa since Baobab grows all the way from Sub-saharan Africa to South Africa.” 

Support entrepreneurs like Nafy, and help them achieve their American dreams.

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          Secondhand Serenade Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Very much like Five for Fighting or Dashboard Confessional, Secondhand Serenade may be the project name for the solo artist, singer/songwriter John Vesely. Elevated in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay Area within a musical family members that included his professional jazz musician dad, Vesely spent quite a few years playing bass in regional bands …

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          Rep. Jackie Speier: Jonestown, Courage and Fighting Back      Cache   Translate Page      

SPEAKERS

Jackie Speier
U.S. Representative for District 14 (D-CA); Author, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back; Twitter @RepSpeier

In Conversation with Cheryl Jennings
Television News Reporter, ABC 7

This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on December 3rd, 2018.


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Terrance Gelenter
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This event was recorded in-front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on November 28th, 2018.

** This Podcast Contains Explicit Language **


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          Những kẻ giết người hàng loạt và bệnh tâm thần      Cache   Translate Page      
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Trong tiểu thuyết 'The Shining' của Stephen King, nhân vật Jack Torrance tượng trưng cho thể loại văn học ẩn dụ kinh dị nổi tiếng, một kẻ giết người điên cuồng không còn có thể phân biệt được giữa thực tế và ảo giác.

Trong khi Jack từ từ rơi vào điên loạn, hắn ta đã kết bạn với một số hồn ma sát nhân, là những thế lực cuối cùng đã thuyết phục được hắn giết vợ và con trai mình.

Độc giả có thể kết luận rằng Jack trở thành nạn nhân của quỷ dữ, thế lực siêu nhiên đã chiếm giữ cái khách sạn nổi tiếng được mô tả trong tác phẩm này.

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Hoặc họ có thể diễn giải vòng xoáy suy sụp của hắn ta một cách rất khác: rằng Jack là một người bị bệnh tâm thần - có thể là chứng tâm thần phân liệt - bị mắc vào một giai đoạn loạn trí dữ dội.

Nỗi sợ bệnh tâm thần

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'The Shining' rõ ràng là câu chuyện hư cấu. Nhưng khi nói đến bệnh tâm thần và bạo lực thì công chúng, truyền thông và các nhà hoạch định chính sách cũng thường có khó khăn trong việc nhận rõ đâu là hiện thực đâu là ảo giác.

Các cuộc thăm dò ý kiến luôn cho thấy rằng đa số người trưởng thành ở Mỹ tin rằng những người mắc bệnh tâm thần nhiều khả năng sẽ trở nên bạo lực hơn những người bình thường.

Sự mặc định này càng được củng cố thêm mỗi khi xảy ra một vụ bắn giết người hàng loạt, mà sau đó tất yếu sẽ dẫn đến những lời kêu gọi cải cách lĩnh vực y tế tâm thần.

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Thế nhưng các bằng chứng cho thấy những gì về mối liên hệ giữa những tay súng giết người hàng loạt và bệnh tâm thần? Những hành động bạo lực như thế này có thật sự là vấn đề tâm thần hay không?

Nếu như mạng xã hội và các dòng tít giật gân có thể là đầu mối thì chúng ta có thể thấy nỗi sợ bạo lực cực đoan từ những người tâm thần là rất phổ biến.

"Ý tưởng cho rằng việc bị mất năng lực kiểm soát suy nghĩ hay hành vi là điều đáng sợ và lạ lẫm và điều này đã trở thành nỗi sợ bệnh tâm thần, nhất là hình thức cực đoan của nó," ông Paul Appelbaum, nhà tâm lý học tại Trường Y và Phẫu thuật thuộc Đại học Columbia, nói.

"Là con người, chúng ta cũng có sự quan tâm đặc biệt đến những sự kiện bất thường trong môi trường sống của chúng ta, do đó khi những xảy ra những hành động bạo lực của những người bệnh tâm thần thì những hành động sẽ đặc biệt ám ảnh tâm trí chúng ta."

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Những thảm họa phi lý như bắn người hàng loạt cũng làm nảy sinh hay đòi hỏi những câu trả lời - mà thường được trông đợi là câu trả lời sẽ đi kèm với những giải pháp dễ dàng, Jeffrey Swanson, giáo sư tâm thần và khoa học hành vi tại Khoa Y Đại học Duke, nói.

"Chúng ta muốn cuộc sống được an toàn, có thể đoán biết trước và hợp lý," ông giải thích. "Phản ứng thông thường là muốn có một cách giải thích tổng thể đơn giản hóa quá mức để chúng ta có thể nói rằng: "À, đó là do bệnh tâm thần'."

Khuyến khích kỳ thị

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Kết luận tự động như thế là sai lầm, ông nói tiếp, bởi vì nó khuyến khích hơn nữa sự kỳ thị đối với những người bị bệnh tâm thần mà nhiều người trong số họ đã phải chịu cuộc sống cực kỳ khó khăn, đã phải đối diện với sự phân biệt đối xử trong một số lĩnh vực như nhà cửa, công ăn việc làm và quan hệ xã hội.

Những người bị mắc bệnh tâm thần có khả năng nhiều hơn gấp ba lần người bình thường trong nguy cơ trở thành nạn nhân của bạo lực bởi vì họ dễ bị tổn thương hơn.

Đúng là một số vụ bắn giết hàng loạt và những hành vi bạo lực tàn bạo khác có thủ phạm là những người bị tâm thần nghiêm trọng.

Chẳng hạn như hồi năm 1998, Wendell Williamson, một sinh viên luật mà sau đó bị chẩn đoán là mắc chứng tâm thần phân liệt hoang tưởng, đã bắn chết hai người lại trên đường phố ở Chapel Hill, bang North Carolina, Hoa Kỳ.

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Williamson nói rằng anh ta hành động với niềm tin rằng anh ta đang đi cứu thế giới, và bồi thẩm đoàn cuối cùng cũng phán quyết anh ta vô tội do bị tâm thần.

Tuy nhiên, những trường hợp như thế, Swanson nói, chỉ là thiểu số. Thật ra, có ít tay súng giết người hàng loạt thật sự bị một chứng bệnh tâm thần nghiêm trọng có thể chẩn đoán được như tâm thần phân liệt, rối loạn lưỡng cực hay rối loạn bao quát.

Chẳng hạn như một phân tích hồi năm 2004 trên hơn 60 kẻ sát nhân hàng loạt ở Bắc Mỹ đã nhận thấy rằng chỉ có 6% trong số đó bị tâm thần vào lúc họ phạm tội.

Và đối với các vụ bắn giết hàng loạt, những thủ phạm bị bệnh tâm thần chỉ chiếm "chưa tới 1% trong tổng số tất cả các vụ giết người bằng súng hàng năm", một nghiên cứu hồi năm 2016 cho biết.

Những nghiên cứu khác chỉ ra rằng những người tâm thần chỉ gây ra khoảng 3-5% tổng số các vụ bạo lực trên đất Mỹ (thấp hơn nhiều so với sự phổ biến của bệnh tâm thần trong toàn bộ dân số - chiếm tới gần 18%). Điều này có nghĩa là "sẽ còn lại 96% các vụ bạo lực nếu chúng ta có thể triệt tiêu hết những người mắc bệnh tâm thần," ông Appelbaum chỉ ra.

Không thể quy cho bệnh tâm thần

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Hơn nữa, phần lớn những vụ bạo lực mà những người mắc bệnh tâm thần nghiêm trọng gây ra đều là những vụ nhỏ, chẳng hạn chửi mắng hay đánh đập chứ không phải sát nhân (tuy nhiên tự sát lại là một vấn đề lớn), và những hành động bạo lực đó có xu hướng nhằm vào những người mà họ sống chung chứ không phải người không quen biết và cũng không phải ở mức độ hàng loạt.

Các vụ tấn công quy mô lớn cũng đòi hỏi mức độ lên kế hoạch và tổ chức mà thường những ai mắc bệnh tâm thần nghiêm trọng không thể làm nổi.

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Chẳng hạn như một nghiên cứu hồi năm 2014 nhận thấy chỉ có 2% trong tổng số 951 bệnh nhân được xuất viện từ một bệnh viện tâm thần gây ra hành động bạo lực có dùng súng và chỉ có 6% có hành động bạo lực liên quan đến người lạ.

Tương tự, một phân tích hồi năm 2011 đối với trên 700 vụ giết người do những người bị chẩn đoán mắc bệnh tâm thần gây ra cho thấy chỉ có khoảng từ 3% cho đến 14% các nạn nhân là người lạ - những nạn nhân còn lại đều là người quen biết.

Tuy nhiên, ngay cả trong những trường hợp mà người tâm thần nghiêm trọng thật sự hành xử bạo lực, khó mà gắn kết tội ác của họ chỉ dựa hoàn toàn vào bệnh tật của họ, Swanson nói.

Các biến số phức tạp hóa bao gồm tiền sử bị bạo hành khi còn nhỏ hay sử dụng chất kích thích và bia rượu có thể tăng khả năng hành động bạo lực.

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"Nếu anh loại trừ tất cả các nhân tố hiểm họa khác mà chỉ nhìn vào sự mất trí thì gần như nó không có liên quan gì đến hành vi bạo lực cả," Swanson nói.

"Có một sự đồng thuận trong số những nhà nghiên cứu lĩnh vực này rằng sự góp phần của bệnh tâm thần đối với việc gây ra bạo lực trong người dân là rất nhỏ."

Tuy nhiên, khi xảy ra một thảm họa không thể nào hiểu được, đối với nhiều người sẽ khó mà tiêu hóa được ý nghĩa của kết luận trên.

"Khi xảy ra một vụ bắn giết bừa bãi ghê rợn, mọi người sẽ nói: 'Ai mà làm những chuyện như vậy ắt hẳn là bị tâm thần'," Renee Binder, giáo sư và là giám đốc chương trình tâm thần và luật pháp tại Trường Y Đại học California ở San Francisco, nói.

"Tuy nhiên, chúng ta cần phải cẩn thận với định nghĩa của mình bởi vì mặc dù họ có điều gì đó rất không ổn, thường họ không phải là mắc chứng tâm thần nghiêm trọng."

Đưa ra mối liên hệ không chính xác cũng có thể làm chệch hướng trọng tâm của cuộc tranh luận về chính sách ở Mỹ.

Trong những cuộc bàn cãi về việc giới hạn sử dụng súng, một số người bắt đầu nói về việc sửa chữa hệ thống y tế tâm thần thay vì nhìn vào vấn đề súng đạn.

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"Đột nhiên bạn các tổ chức vận động cho quyền sở hữu súng - vốn rất có thế lực ở quốc gia này và có lợi ích trong việc không để cho quyền sử dụng súng bị quản lý - trở nên cổ suý cho việc cải thiện hệ thống y tế tâm thần ở Mỹ," Swanson nói. "Đó là sự xao lãng để chúng ta không nói về súng đạn nữa."

Khó dự liệu

Khó mà vẽ ra bức chân dung tâm lý của những kẻ giết người hàng loạt, bởi vì thông thường chúng sẽ tự sát hay bị bắn chết trong vụ tấn công.

Nhưng những gì mà các bác sỹ và các nhà khoa học thật sự biết là hung thủ trong những vụ thảm sát như thế thường là nam thanh niên, giận dữ vì cảm thấy họ bị xã hội chà đạp và do đó tìm cách trả thù.

Tuy nhiên, vấn đề là có hàng chục ngàn người nằm trong diện đó mà đại đa số họ cũng không giết người hàng loạt. "Nếu chúng ta có thể làm điều gì đó về tính hung hăng ở nam giới, chúng ta có thể thật sự giảm được bạo lực và tội ác," Swanson giải thích. "Nhưng chúng ta không thể gom tất cả đàn ông lại."

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Trên thực tế, chúng ta không thể nào đoán trước được ai sẽ trở thành sát thủ hàng loạt, Swanson nói. Một số kẻ bắn giết hàng loạt thậm chí còn đến gặp bác sỹ tâm thần để chữa các rối loạn hành vi trước khi họ thực hiện vụ tấn công nhưng chẩn đoán lại không cho thấy họ mắc chứng tâm thần nào cả.

"Đa số những người bắn giết hàng loạt không muốn được điều trị và cũng không đáp ứng các tiêu chí để được điều trị," Binder chỉ ra. Chúng ta cũng không thể nào bắt ai đó vào viện tâm thần chỉ vì họ giận dữ.

Điều này có nghĩa là củng cố việc điều trị cho các bệnh nhân tâm thần thật sự sẽ không giải quyết được tình trạng bạo lực súng đạn ở Mỹ, Swanson nói. Đa số các thủ phạm vẫn có thể lọt qua được.

Do đó, trong các cuộc bàn cãi về việc làm thế nào để giảm các vụ bắn giết hàng loạt, các bằng chứng cho thấy việc đóng khung các vụ thảm sát trong nguyên nhân tâm thần không thể giúp ngăn chặn các vụ tấn công sau này - và chỉ có tác dụng lan truyền vĩnh viễn một nỗi sợ không có căn cứ về những người tâm thần không ổn mà nỗi sợ bắt nguồn từ sự tưởng tượng nhiều hơn là thực tế.



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          Ray Taliaferro Former KGO Talk Radio Host Found Dead      Cache   Translate Page      

Ray Taliaferro Former KGO Talk Radio Host Found Dead SAN FRANCISCO– Ray Taliaferro, an outspoken liberal who from 1977 through 2011 hosted an overnight talk radio program on KGO, has been found dead. His son tells ABC7 News his father’s body was found behind Brooks Stadium in Paducah Ky. Taliaferro had been missing for three […]

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          Kiara Romero espera por cirugía; médicos buscan equipos adecuados       Cache   Translate Page      

La comunicadora y actriz Kiara Romero continúa este martes recibiendo atenciones médicas en el Centro de Diagnóstico Medicina Avanzada y Telemedicina (Cedimat), a donde fue trasladada el pasado viernes para tratar las fracturas sufridas tras haber caído del tercer piso de un edificio de apartamentos en San Francisco de Macorís.

Según informaciones obtenidas por Diario Libre la mujer de 29 años espera la mañana de hoy por una cirugía de osteosíntesis, que consiste en un procedimiento quirúrgico en el que se unen los fragmentos de un hueso fracturado mediante la utilización de elementos metálicos, la que se ha pospuesto por la inflamación sufrida debido a los golpes. Aún están buscando el material adecuado a su condición de salud.

La familia de Kiara prohibe dar declaraciones sobre su estado al equipo médico, para no afectar el proceso de recuperación de la figura pública.

Romero sufrió fractura en ambos pies y politraumatismo en la cabeza, de acuerdo con el diagnóstico médico que le ofreció un centro de salud de esa provincia, donde fue recluida tras sufrir los golpes.

Por el incidente, cuyas circunstancias aún se indagan, es investigado el pelotero Carlos Angenis Paulino Díaz, esposo de la comunicadora, quien narró a la Policía que se percató del hecho al escuchar un fuerte golpe que provenía de la parte de abajo de la vivienda ubicada en la Urbanización Piña, de San Pedro de Macorís.

Familiares de la joven dijeron que ella padece de algunos traumas psicológicos .


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Jennifer Bradley (played by Barbara Corey AKA Janis Kelly AKA Petra Andrews, an ex-roommate of Sharon Tate who also met an early tragic demise!) is a small town girl who moves to the big city to find success as a photographer where she is swept away by San Francisco's thriving sexual revolution.

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          The Angle: The Radical Approach Edition      Cache   Translate Page      

Civil disobedience: Pat Maginnis may be the most important pro-choice activist you’ve never heard of. In the ’60s, she distributed information about abortion—and talked openly about her own—on the streets of San Francisco, flouting both California law and the more moderate efforts of other abortion reformers. Read Lili Loofbourow’s cover story on the “unlikely avatar of female rage.”

Let them in: About 500 Yemeni refugees have made their way into South Korea, and just this has been enough to catalyze wide-scale protest from the citizenry and exclusion by the government. Why would South Korea, a country that is itself historically familiar with the pain and adjustment of mass displacement, react so harshly? Stephen K. Hirst analyzes.

Change is coming: Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has already made a name for himself as a determined criminal justice reformer, taking bolder steps than most prosecutors around the country. Maura Quint examines his latest move: reducing the overcharging of murder cases.

The Net: It only took multiple decades, but Hollywood has finally captured the internet’s mise-en-scène, according to Inkoo Kang. She looks through the lens of four 2018 films in order to understand how movies have “successfully dramatized and illuminated how the web has transformed our relationships to ourselves and each other.”

For fun: Stop fawning over that picture of Sully.

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          America’s Leading Reform-Minded District Attorney Has Taken His Most Radical Step Yet      Cache   Translate Page      

Larry Krasner continues to build a reputation as the prosecutor who wants to keep people out of prison. Among other head-turning changes, Philadelphia’s district attorney has stopped prosecuting marijuana possession, instructed his 300 assistant district attorneys to stop seeking bail on low-level charges, and had his office begin plea negotiations below the low end of the state’s sentencing guidelines.

Krasner has unwaveringly pushed further left than his “reform-minded prosecutor” peers, a class that now encompasses state and county law enforcement officials in jurisdictions from Houston, to Chicago, to San Francisco. Recently he further broke into new territory by speaking out about the elephant in the room: violent crime, a classification that most state inmates are in for.

Krasner has challenged the idea that every person convicted of killing should be sent away for the rest of their lives, which is the mandatory minimum sentence for first- or second- degree murder in Pennsylvania. He has mandated that he personally sign off on any deal offered that exceeds 15 to 30 years in prison. According to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer analysis, in six cases that were initially filed as “murder generally” Krasner sought third-degree or involuntary manslaughter charges rather than the first- or second-degree murder charges that would have been the norm under his predecessors. While comprehensive national comparisons are hard to come by, criminal justice experts view this willingness to lower murder charges as a first of its kind effort among prosecutors in major municipalities.

“We are not going to overcharge,” Krasner told Slate of the new practice. “We are not going to try to coerce defendants. We are going to proceed on charges that are supported by the facts in the case, period. The era of trying to get away with the highest charge regardless of the facts is over.”

This promise represents a 180-degree turn from traditional prosecutorial practice, which is to charge as high as possible no matter the facts in the hopes of negotiating a lower plea deal. This is finally starting to change, and Krasner is leading the way. Inspired by works such as Michelle Alexander’s seminal The New Jim Crow, those who have been in a position to institute some version of criminal justice reform have so far focused on the most sympathetic offenders: those who have committed nonviolent drug crimes. This, though, represents the tip of the iceberg. Even if the country released every single inmate convicted of possession or trafficking, it would only take a relatively small bite out of mass incarceration. Of the 1.3 million inmates held in state prisons in 2016, only about 15 percent were convicted of drug crimes, whereas more than half, 55 percent, were in for violent crimes, according to a Prison Policy Initiative report.

“Violent crime has seemed a third rail in criminal justice reform discussions,” said David Alan Sklansky, a Stanford Law School professor and former federal prosecutor. But “it’s always a mistake to think that you can divide crime into two clean distinct categories: the criminals that deserve understanding and the criminals that are beyond redemption.”

Because prosecutors are generally elected officials, they have been reluctant to risk votes by seeking a reform approach to violent crime. “I think responsible prosecutors try to do the right thing even if they think there will be political costs, but they also try to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of their communities,” Sklansky said.

Which is just to say: By speaking publicly about not seeking the highest penalty for a killing, Krasner is going out on a political ledge. Though their position is to represent the state, prosecutors are also understood to be advocates for crime victims. And indeed, Krasner has gotten pushback from some victims’ families. He has seemed to be steadfast, though, in his position against overcharging.

“Part of the motivation for always charging the highest charge was the political management of victims. It became very easy to always say what aggrieved, traumatized victims want to hear,” Krasner told the Inquirer. “Then, when a jury or judge a year or two later has to straighten that out and knock it down to size, you just raise your fist and shake it at the judge or jury.” Krasner’s approach, though, is to prosecute what can be proven by the facts.

In Pennsylvania, the difference between first- and third-degree murder is intent. (Second-degree is felony murder, whereby if anyone dies during the course of a felony, say, a burglary, everyone involved is charged for the killing.) Again, Krasner’s approach has not been without controversy. Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Philadelphia District Attorney Ed Rendell argued that juries and judges were best situated to determine the facts of a case that might lead to a heightened sentence. “The downside is that someone escapes the appropriate punishment,” Rendell told the Inquirer. “You’ve taken the charge off the table, so neither the jury nor the judge has the right to impose it.”

While this way has been standard practice around the country, reformers have argued it should be considered antithetical to the role of a prosecutor. “The prosecutor should only file charges he believes he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt,” former federal prosecutor Chiraag Bains said. “Just because you’ve got a big hammer in your toolbox, doesn’t mean you should threaten to use it.”

Though Krasner has been the first to speak out about excessive murder charges, his colleagues in New York have also dipped their toes into changing punishments for violent crimes. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark have allowed some violent felony cases to be diverted outside of the standard carceral state apparatus. The program, Common Justice, is the first restorative justice program in the nation to handle violent crimes in the adult courts. In certain cases, the perpetrator goes through an intensive violence intervention program, in lieu of incarceration, that includes at its center a dialogue process with the victim.

“Almost everyone comes back from prison, and they don’t come back better for it,” said Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice. Prosecutors have long cited justice for victims as the reason for seeking max penalties during campaigns and in the media. However, the only national poll of crime victims found that a strong majority would rather perpetrators receive rehabilitation than severe punishment. The Alliance for Safety and Justice surveyed more than 800 crime victims in 2016, including victims of violent crime such as rape or the murder of a family member: About 70 percent wanted more neighborhood-based rehabilitation and less prison. More than half thought prison made a person more likely to reoffend.

Sered believes that key to the election of reform-minded prosecutors has been that those candidates and the outside organizations mobilizing voters are in neighborhoods most affected by crime. “People who live in neighborhoods where violence is are voting for change,” she said. “It’s about being pragmatic.”

The Common Justice program is groundbreaking, but Krasner’s approach—if it continues and spreads—is potentially monumental.

“Violent crime can have a devastating impact on communities and of course individuals,” said Bains. “But so can oversentencing for those crimes.”


          What Would Queer Utopia Look Like?      Cache   Translate Page      

This post is part of Outward, Slate’s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here.

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What if they lived?

There are many striking things about Leo Herrera’s The Fathers Project, a lyrical sci-fi web series that imagines what queer life might look like today had AIDS never happened. But the simplicity and urgency of this, Herrera’s motivating question, may be its most compelling element. In 1987, Fran Lebowitz infamously wrote in an essay’s opening paragraph that “if you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture you would be pretty much left with Let’s Make a Deal.” What is less-remembered is that the quip was made in the context of the death of half a generation of gay men and queers, many of them visionaries. What would have happened if they hadn’t been wiped out? What would they have accomplished, and what would the survivors have done with the energy they instead spent in fear, activism, and grief?

The Fathers Project, the second episode of which was just released for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), reckons that we’d be living in queer utopia. This vision is enormously appealing. In our daily lives, we face a spate of nasty anti-trans ‘feminism,’ epidemic levels of HIV and AIDS infections in black and working-class gay men and trans women in the U.S., and a rising worldwide tide of fascist politics. It is comforting to imagine utopia in the face of an accelerating disaster. But is it helpful?

The first episode of Fathers, released in June to coincide with San Francisco and New York’s Pride parades and the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, is called “Raising the Dead.” Herrera plunges us immediately into an arresting collage of queer political witchcraft. We cut back-and-forth between a leatherman in full attire sitting on gnarled tree roots and some Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in black-and-blue iridescent habits and navel-deep strings of pearls, skirts swishing across a memorial to those dead from AIDS. Overlaid voices, voices of survivors of the epidemic of various races and genders and classes, imagine what might have been if AIDS never happened. The Sisters raise candles and sparklers, initiating a ritual. They smile. The man smiles. A quick-cut series of radical AIDS protests appears and vanishes as quickly as it comes. And with an accelerating series of faces one sickeningly realizes are all people who died, we enter into a fantasy world without AIDS and before it, a world where they are all still alive.

With the new timeline established, some static brings in a narrator telling us in a clipped, almost robotic English accent of the American queer “colonies,” a growing social and political force strategically located to influence American elections. This “secret country,” depicted in Technicolor tones, is governed by anarcho-syndicalist communes of activists, has community-organized free health care, and is economically self-sufficient and ecologically sustainable. It is about to nominate Vito Russo, in reality known as a legendary AIDS activist, to be president of the United States. These colonies, built with the energy and creativity not needed to fight AIDS, are illustrated with vivid footage taken in actual queer spaces in the United States: Provincetown, Massachusetts; San Francisco; the Radical Faerie sanctuary at Short Mountain, Tennessee; the Mardi Gras houses in New Orleans.

The second episode focuses on nightlife in the queer colonies. Opening with interviews with promoters and DJs from the infamous Saint nightclub of New York nightlife legend, Herrera introduces us to a world in which, unfettered by AIDS, gay sexual mores infected heterosexual life. (Watch out! We recruit.) In a ’90s America without AIDS, straight housewives watched ads for Rush poppers, a common gay sex aid, on afternoon television. Through gay ingenuity, these poppers became the conveyance method for revolutionary prophylactic therapy against all bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections. When a greedy pharmaceutical company attempted to price gouge—mirroring Gilead’s handling of the HIV prevention strategy PrEP/Truvada today—promoters distributed the miracle inhalants through the ventilation systems of a traveling circuit party (just as Steve Rubell once allegedly distributed poppers through the ventilation systems of Studio 54). This is a glorious world, and one that seems totally impossible. But nothing seen in the film was created especially for the shoots, with the exception of the “Vito 2020” posters. While, sadly, no ad has yet requested that I ask my doctor about prophylactic poppers, all the nightlife spaces and queer enclaves depicted actually do exist. The implied challenge is to feed them, to make them more inclusive and capacious, and to grow them.

There are many questions raised by Herrera’s vision, and not all of them are comfortable. The project fits into a strain of queer cultural nationalism that has often had exclusionary and racialized qualities. Herrera opens the first episode with a quote advocating queer self-governance from Carl Wittman, whose 1969 “Gay Manifesto“ was widely circulated in the radical socialist and revolutionary gay liberation circles that followed the Stonewall rebellion. The episode ends with a note that there was once an actual plan to establish a real “Stonewall colony” in Alpine Valley, California. But many gay liberationists opposed this plan, on the grounds that recreating a white, gay, middle-class ghetto in the woods was no way out of the interlocked and economically structured oppressions facing most of the world’s population. The Alpine Valley project’s organizers, echoing a history of haunted and problematic links between queer and indigenous politics, adopted the attitude that the local Native people, the Washoe, were “a primitive tribe” whose friendliness could not be presumed and who needed to be “overcome” in order for the project to succeed. The use of the word colony itself, with its associated images of pioneers and settlers, is troubling. (The historian Emily K. Hobson recently published a book on these and other divisions and alignments in 1970s gay and lesbian politics.) These associations are worth pointing out even as Herrera’s own images are relentlessly inclusive of race, gender, and other forms of difference.

But as the gay novelist Garth Greenwell recently said in an interview, “problematic” is supposed to be “a verdict, even a condemnation; to me, it’s almost a criterion of interest.” When I ponder Herrera’s work, I find myself torn: On the one hand, these images are undeniably powerful and gorgeous and desire-inducing; on the other, I worry about the idea that free love alone, or queerness alone, is sufficient to create radical politics. Surely it would take more than just the removal of anti-queer oppression alone for our lives to flourish. Would the wealthy gays who slipped from semicloseted lives into discos and nightclubs like The Saint have made common cause with poor and working-class people for the brief time they did without the threat of impending death? Indeed, some have argued that it was the AIDS crisis that forced a coherent, politically powerful gay rights movement out of ’70s fractiousness. Do we really think, in the absence of plague, queers would have automatically been this effective, this noble?

One wonders: New York A-gays Bill White and Bryan Eure, who, according to their recent infamous New York Times profile, hired Aretha Franklin to sing at their wedding, have turned to full-throated Trump support; Eure told a critic of his on Instagram he would “gas you and turn you straight.” On the other hand, it is also often argued that AIDS, by killing off a higher percentage of the sexually radical, working-class, and socially marginalized, enabled A-gays like White and Eure to take over the movement and turn it to their own ends, marshaling their economic power to win fights for relationship recognition, tax-free inheritance, and integration into existing social forms.

While these questions are raised by Herrera’s work, he has concerned himself less with the twists of historiographic debate and more with images and gestures that inspire deep feeling in queer people. Every gay I know who’s seen The Fathers Project has been profoundly affected by it. It’s an expanded idea of what a queer archive is: a display of gestures, of feelings, of resistance, embedded in cultural practices with long histories. “I didn’t research in the archives,” Herrera said in an interview, “I just went to New Orleans and walked around and looked at stuff.” He’s being modest—he has integrated a good deal of archival footage into the project and works regularly with the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco—but the point remains. Herrera told me a story about filming with a friend from a tiny Louisiana town called Lutcher on the Mississippi River, about bonfires and gumbo and huts that get built on Christmas Eve to light the way for Papa Noël. The huts are in various shapes, but one queer hut was built in a “specific aesthetic,” he explained.

You’re in the middle of rural Louisiana, so there’s guys in camo and Trump stickers everywhere, but everyone’s really happy. It’s chaos … somehow, the queens always find this one hut. He builds this beautiful structure that’s a perfect triangle. This beautiful precise triangle. And we just watched all these different kinds of queens stop. These older queens came by it and said, “We knew you were family because we saw how perfect that triangle was.” And there’s Black queens with us from New Orleans and old queens from other places and a jukebox playing the SZA album. And all these queens just found it aesthetically. It was fascinating.

“Queer gesture is ancestral,” a friend texted me recently. There is a queer desire for history, an attraction to certain cultural forms, to past utopias, to promise. The British writer James Butler, at the opening of his country’s pride month earlier this year, argued that visions of queer pasts, and the alternate possibilities for the future that they suggest, could point a way out of the divide between straight-imitating marriage and the “prim moralising and competitive fragility” of some contemporary would-be radical queer thought. Ultimately, imagining a utopian future, or even present, can incubate thoughts that point their way past the imagined utopia’s inevitable shortcomings. The point is not to luxuriate in what might have been, but to, in Butler’s words, “turn to our second-rate compromises, our untransformed society, our still too timid demands for real equality and say—into the woodchipper with it all!”

Of course, there are still immediate emergencies in queer politics as in all politics, emergencies that require a response broader than any simple identity politics can provide. But we also need something to be for. May Herrera tempt more of us to imagine change with queer ancestral qualities, change that learns from our past, and ultimately, change on the scale that we need it.

Learn more about the The Fathers Project at Iftheylived.org.


          They Called Her “the Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers”      Cache   Translate Page      

There was nothing remarkable about the small woman carrying a box of leaflets—certainly nothing to justify the clutch of reporters waiting for her across from San Francisco’s Federal Building on a July morning in 1966. Still, there they were. She arrived at exactly 9 a.m., greeted them, and began distributing fliers to anyone who passed. There were two of them: One was a yellow slip of paper titled “Classes in Abortion,” listing topics like female anatomy, foreign abortion specialists, and police questioning. The other—which she gave only to the assembled journalists and the five women who signed up for her class that Wednesday evening—described two techniques for DIY abortions. “I am attempting to show women an alternative to knitting needles, coat hangers, and household cleaning agents,” she told the reporters, adding that she had notified San Francisco police of her whereabouts and plans.

The woman was Patricia Maginnis, a laboratory technician and founder of the Society for Humane Abortion, an organization that she ran out of the front room of her small apartment in San Francisco. She’d started the SHA in 1962 (back then, it was called the Citizens Committee for Humane Abortion Laws). Arguably the first organization of its kind in America, its mandate was radical: The SHA sought to repeal abortion laws, endorse elective abortions, and offer women any resources it could in the meantime. These resources would come to include “the List,” an up-to-date directory of safe abortion specialists outside the country, classes on DIY abortions, and symposia where sympathetic doctors could confer with each other about the safest and best abortion techniques. SHA would eventually formalize its legal strategy with a branch called the Association to Repeal Abortion Laws (ARAL, which would form the basis for NARAL), specifically devoted to challenging legislation.

But on this particular day, and on this particular mission, Maginnis claimed she was acting alone, outside of her organization. The leaflets were her way of knowingly violating both a city ordinance and Section 601 of the California Business and Professions Code, which declared it unlawful to distribute information about abortion. She was also flouting Penal Code 276, which made it a crime to “solicit[] any woman to submit to any operation, or to the use of any means whatever, to procure a miscarriage.” The violation was the point: Maginnis had politely informed the police of her every move in advance. The aim was to goad the legal apparatus into an ugly confrontation that it preferred to keep as merely a threat; she wanted to make the system own the consequences of its laws. “I could get arrested for soliciting women to undergo a felony,” Maginnis told the alt-weekly Berkeley Barb, “but I feel it is necessary at this point to have a test case.” To get a law thrown out, you first need to go to court. And to get to court, you must be arrested.

She’d launched her leaflet campaign about six weeks earlier, and the police had so far refused to respond to her provocation (some cops would later tell Maginnis that they knew she wanted to be arrested—implying this was why they’d refrained). Still, things were going smoothly enough this morning; a man named Steve Hooper, writing for the Barb, described the women to whom Maginnis gave leaflets as ranging from neutral to receptive. Some wished her luck. (As for the men, they “seemed indifferent except for one old suit who said he wanted a leaflet for his secretary,” Hooper wrote.)

Then it happened. While the reporters watched, a documentarian named Gary Bentley interviewed Maginnis for 10 minutes with a camera crew. Content with his footage, he asked his cameraman to film as he walked up to Maginnis. Here’s Hooper describing what happened next:

With microphone in hand and cameraman turned on, he said, “I’m placing you under citizen’s arrest for violating Section 188 of the Municipal Police Code. What do you think of that?”

“Excuse me, please,” Pat Maginnis said, and she hurried after one more woman to give her a leaflet.

When the police arrived in response to Bentley’s citizen’s arrest, they did so unwillingly. They tried to argue that they weren’t the ones arresting her even as they helped Maginnis into a cop car. It didn’t matter. Maginnis’ “test case” paid off. San Francisco’s Section 188 would be declared unconstitutional, and the case against her would be thrown out in court. It was the first of her many legal victories.

A social history of American abortion shows two things: 1) that it’s always been around, and 2) that anti-choice efforts tend to intensify in response to women’s perceived “liberation.” This was certainly true when Pat Maginnis came of age. Women had joined the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II, and the 1950s were engaged in the genie-rebottling project of fetishizing traditional gender roles. One result, as Leslie Reagan points out in When Abortion Was a Crime, was a sharp increase in the (medicalized) oversight of women’s choices. A system in which abortions were decided between the patient and her doctor or midwife would eventually give way to hospital committees, which debated on a case-by-case basis whether women deserved “therapeutic” abortions. The discussions were humiliating and sometimes even coercive, particularly when they concerned lower-income women and women of color: It wasn’t uncommon for committees to approve the requested abortion if the woman agreed to be sterilized. As medical bureaucracies solidified, hospitals started reporting abortions (and attempted abortions) to police.

That this compromised women’s privacy and subjected their health care to literal policing barely registered in these discussions, which tended overwhelmingly to prioritize the physicians’ perspective rather than women’s needs. Doctors worried about the semilegal status of “therapeutic” abortions, but they also didn’t like committees telling them what to do with their patients. In either case, the debate revolved around doctors’ preferences and anxieties. There were plenty of organizations trying to reform abortion laws, ranging from Planned Parenthood—which in 1955 held an “abortion conference” to address possible reform efforts—to the California Committee to Legalize Abortion. Some abortion activists also chose to work within the existing framework: steering patients toward favorable hospital committees or training women on what to say to get “therapeutic” abortions, whether by emphasizing excessive vomiting or offering up stories that would earn them permission on psychiatric grounds.

Maginnis aimed for more than reform. She wanted a total system overhaul. As a figure in feminist history, Maginnis, now 90 years old, may not loom as large as a Margaret Sanger or a Betty Friedan. But while she’s finally getting some belated recognition, she was never particularly interested in taking credit for her work. Nor was she much invested in making herself or her positions respectable or palatable to mainstream culture. This may have made her an awkward figure for a movement that was then treading delicate territory. And yet, a decade before Roe, with her ungainly activism, her proclivity for wearing clothes she’d found on the street, and her righteous, unquenchable rage, Maginnis helped to fundamentally reshape the abortion debate into the terms we’re still using today. She was the first to take a passionate, public stance arguing that the medical stranglehold over women’s reproductive lives was corrosive. And the Society for Humane Abortion was arguably the very first American organization to advocate a pro-choice position that centered the woman, instead of the legal dilemmas of the physician—specifically, her right to privacy and choice. Rejecting the finicky gatekeeping protocols, the committees and evaluations and red tape, Maginnis proposed that the only question anyone should ask prior to approving an abortion was a simple one: whether the woman wanted it.

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Pat Maginnis grew up with six siblings in Okarche, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression. Her father, a veterinarian, barely scraped by. Her family’s troubles were compounded by Catholic strictures: Her mother had converted in order to marry her father and—because birth control was not an option—consequently continued having children long after the doctors advised against it. “She had constant ‘female trouble,’ ” Maginnis says, recalling her mother’s unhappiness and pain. “I don’t know what that meant, but she had constant problems.” Her father, the illegitimate son of an opera singer, was differently scarred by the vagaries of unplanned pregnancy. “My grandma was on her way to be a star,” Maginnis says, “but she got pregnant. And apparently pregnancy was just a killer of dreams.” Her father never got over the humiliating circumstances of his birth. “He was a good soul, but forever tortured because he had been conceived out of wedlock.”

It’s hard to separate Maginnis’ refusal to become a parent herself from the misery that this litany of reproductive events inflicted on her family. Maginnis says that her father was so abusive that her older brother confessed to her that growing up he’d feared for his life more than once. Her family was not, in consequence (and despite its size and religious piety), particularly close. Some years after she started the SHA, her mother sent her a letter: “Dear Patricia,” Maginnis reads now, affecting a formal, slightly prissy voice, “I was thinking you must be about 40 years old. I do think you could do something besides teaching these girls to commit murder. P.S. If you come this way, do look us up. Love, Mother.”

It was a sufficiently chilly relationship—and Maginnis was so eager to get away—that she describes her banishment to a boarding school as a relief and remembers her mother’s trip to visit her in California with some acidity. “I never talked to her about my sex life,” Maginnis says. I’d asked whether she ever discussed abortion with her mother; that her answer took this form surprised me slightly. I wouldn’t necessarily have used the phrase “sex life” (which, to me, connotes pleasure) to include abortions. But Maginnis would; in fact, that was sort of her point. Any campaign for elective abortion is, of course, at least in part aimed at granting that women, too, might find joy and delight in sex (rather than just pain, danger, and obligation). As a guilt-ridden ex-Catholic myself, I was both baffled and impressed by Maginnis’ immunity to the shame that ailed her family: How does a soft-spoken, scrupulously polite Oklahoma girl who attended Catholic schools with strict Catholic parents shed her sexual guilt to become not just sexually adventurous, but a pioneer in activist lawbreaking?

When Maginnis was growing up, the family’s house looked out on a highway where convoys of young soldiers would pass during World War II. The Maginnis girls didn’t date, but, Pat says, “I was bursting with hormones.” She gasps at the memory of a convoy of young men passing her house: “Oh, I was just—I ran in the house, and I grabbed a pink satin bedspread. … In about five minutes, I made a halter.” Her parents came home to find their 14-year-old busily waving at trucks filled with men in her pink halter. When she saw her parents, she ran back inside and changed back into her gray togs, but it was no good: She was sent to a convent school. “I was naughty,” she says. But as with all these sorts of stories, the prudery only half-strangled her desire.

Instead of going straight to college like her sisters, she went to work in a lab at the Bureau of Mines in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and funded her own sea voyage to the Netherlands to meet a longtime pen pal and notional fiancé. They did not marry in the end. (“I knew that the intimacy required and the responsibilities and the thought of children I couldn’t face,” she says. “I decided that marriage was not for me.”) Then, partly because a friend told her the uniforms were cute, she joined the Women’s Army Corps. She was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina until she was spotted walking with a black soldier: “The captain called me in and scolded me. She said, ‘You’re setting a bad example for young white women who might join the military.’ ” She was shipped off to Panama as punishment.

During those two years in Central America, she experienced a different kind of discrimination. She’d trained as a surgical technician, but instead of being allowed to work in surgery as she’d hoped, she was assigned to the pediatrics and obstetrics wards—the realm of women. There, she was exposed to women suffering from botched abortions, women being forced to give birth, infants with terrible abnormalities. What she didn’t get in surgical experience, she got in perspective. “A general overview of the status of women,” as she puts it to me. “And I wasn’t at all happy with it.” Then she went to college at San Jose State—and got pregnant. She’d been fitted for a diaphragm. Used foam. None of it worked.

Maginnis is amiable and funny. She has a gift for impressions and chuckles ruefully at things I find sad or hard to hear. But when I ask her about her decision to terminate, she speaks with real anger—present-tense anger she still feels, decades later. “I was not in the family-ing business, and a child coming from me was not going to happen,” she tells me. “I simply thought my parents were ruthlessly forced into parenthood, and they … took it. They accepted it,” she says. “My mother would tell you she enjoyed having children. I didn’t go through childhood with that impression.”

She got her first abortion in Mexico and swore to herself that she would never again leave her own country to get medical care. She spent the next decade producing a list of legitimate abortion providers outside the country while also working quietly with those within it. Despite her best efforts, she would get pregnant twice more. But she would continue to have a sex life. And the horror of having to wrestle down her own fertility forged her into the formidable antagonist to the law that she became.

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It helped, perhaps, that Maginnis was no longer young by the mid-1960s. She came of age long before the sexual revolution, which meant she had a particular experience of—and a particular fury about—what women had been routinely expected to tolerate. It’s hard for statistics to express just how urgent the abortion conversation was in the 1960s, or how difficult it was to even have the conversation, given the laws. In 1961, Los Angeles County Hospital admitted over 3,500 patients treated for illegal abortions. As of 1967, almost 80 percent of the women who died as a consequence of botched abortions were nonwhite.

From Dorothy Fadiman’s documentary “Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance”

Maginnis can’t pinpoint a single moment that turned her into an activist. She admits to once feeling great sympathy for a celebrity who was pilloried for needing an abortion, but it’s clear that there was no single precipitating incident. Her work, rather, was inspired by a slow and building rage. “What I saw was law, medicine, and religion were largely at fault for our problems,” she says.

When Maginnis launched her leaflet campaign, she chose a location that would maximize her ability to confront a medical community she saw as at best patronizing to women and at worst exploitative and controlling. The state Board of Medical Examiners had gathered at the University of San Francisco to discuss the implementation of hospital committees that would determine whether women could receive abortions. As the mostly male board debated the circumstances under which women could be forced to give birth, Maginnis was outside handing out information on how to abort without the help of the doctors within. She was shocked at how unseriously the board took their mandate. She told the Berkeley Barb that when she’d handed some board members a leaflet titled “Are you Pregnant?” with abortion information on it, they “twittered like a bunch of schoolgirls.”

This, she felt, was the collective effect of the laws and ordinances that made even talking about abortion illegal: The entire concept had become untouchable, a boogeyman. “The word abortion was taboo,” she says. “And I thought: That’s crazy. People won’t talk about abortion! They’re afraid to. I’m going to talk about abortion! ABORTION!” she yelled. “Women weren’t talking about it. They were afraid to talk about it.”

Maginnis wasn’t. She relied on logistical help from two women, Lana Phelan and Rowena Gurner, who joined her to form the Society for Humane Abortion’s central trio, which came to be known as the “Army of Three.” Maginnis was the fire, Gurner the strategist and organizational genius, and Phelan the organization’s eloquent mouthpiece. Gurner, like Maginnis, also worked full time, professionalizing the organization in her spare hours. She spent many nights sleeping on SHA’s floor. Gurner “had polish,” Maginnis tells me, her eyes lighting up. “She gave me $20 once. Now, Patricia!” she says, mimicking her. “You go buy a new dress for this occasion, and don’t bring something that you found on the street or in the thrift store!

Gurner’s gift for strategy and Maginnis’ grit turned the leafleting plan into an all-out, accelerating assault on laws they saw as punitive or unjust—using themselves as bait. “I plan to leaflet for abortion until they get sick of me and arrest me or repeal the law,” Maginnis had announced to the Berkeley Barb when she launched her campaign on June 16, 1966. Her initial plan had been to distribute a thousand leaflets. A week later, when she hadn’t been arrested, she escalated. “My minimum goal is to distribute 50,000 leaflets by July 25, telling women where they can get abortions,” she announced through the press. When she finally was arrested (in late July, thanks to that “citizen’s arrest” by Gary Bentley), she caused the city ordinance under which she was arrested to be ruled unconstitutional. She had no intention of stopping there. “I was arrested under a local ordinance,” she told the Barb in 1966. “Now it’s the state laws that need changing.”

When the San Mateo County district attorney announced that if Maginnis and Gurner showed up, he intended to enforce California’s state law forbidding the dissemination of written matter on abortions, the pair immediately arranged a class in San Mateo that covered abortion laws and DIY abortions. As Gurner put it to the Barb: “We just want to get this law on trial. … We obviously and willingly broke the law. And we did it so that no DA could weasel out because of ‘insufficient evidence.’ ” It worked. They were arrested on Feb. 20, 1967, and faced (according to the Barb) a sentence of five to seven years in state prison if found guilty. While their hearing was in progress—in a courthouse in Redwood City—an unrepentant Gurner and Maginnis advertised that they were still looking for a place in Berkeley they could rent on Thursday nights to hold more abortion classes. (The room needed to hold 50 people, and they were willing to pay $10 a night.)

It took six years from their 1967 arrests for Maginnis and Gurner’s efforts to pay off. Initially, both women were convicted of violating Section 601 of the California Business and Professions Code—the state statute that made it unlawful to advertise abortion. But in 1973, the state Court of Appeals overturned their convictions, ruling that Section 601 was overly broad—for one thing, it “does not distinguish between abortions which are permitted and those which are not”—and thus unconstitutional.

The Army of Three hadn’t been trying to get arrested merely as a matter of strategy: They had real information to distribute, information that was hardest to obtain for women who weren’t rich. Maginnis was incensed by a medical consensus that effectively discriminated against the poor. “The medical profession’s committee idea of legalized abortion is very discriminatory,” she told the Barb. “It will help those with lots of money or contacts, not the majority of women.” Lower-income women suffered—like the third member of the Army of Three, Phelan, who struggled to collect the $50 she needed for an illegal abortion. Women in search of abortions were also easy to exploit. According to Maginnis, some parties whose phone numbers and addresses were being circulated (or sold) as abortion providers weren’t actually doctors. This discovery, and the accompanying stories of botched abortions and sexually exploitative abortionists, spurred her to create “the List.” Essentially a Yelp for abortion seekers, the List offered a continuously updated and reliable list of qualified abortion providers in Japan, Sweden, and Mexico. The Jane Collective in Chicago would follow suit a few years later, performing the abortions themselves.

By 1969, the Society for Humane Abortion claimed to have sent 12,000 women out of the country to get abortions from reliable, trustworthy providers. To give you a sense of just how necessary the List was, here’s an excerpt from one List user’s earlier attempt to obtain an abortion domestically (as printed in a set of letters to ARAL published by the Los Angeles Free Press): “I was two weeks along then and he made me wait until I was 3 months along. Then he said it was too late to get any help from anyone but he would do it if I would sleep with him!” The classes SHA organized instructed women on every aspect of an abortion: how to schedule one, how to prepare, what to expect, how it was done, how to respond to police interrogations if you had to be hospitalized, and how—if you couldn’t travel—to perform your own.

The classes sometimes included DIY abortion kits with items like gauze, a thermometer, cotton, and a syringe. Maginnis was by all accounts a vivid teacher. Newspapers reported that she lectured using an IUD for a pointer and that she “graphically illustrated the dangers of unsanitary abortion by holding up anal bacteria cultures and infected blood samples.” The class taught women female anatomy. It instructed them on how to calculate how many weeks pregnant they were. It instructed them on exactly how to call for an appointment (the woman, not the man, should place the call).

These classes were understood by many to be essential but legally risky. When the Los Angeles Free Press took the bold step of republishing the entire class’s contents across several pages of an October 1967 issue, the layout was anxiously peppered with editor’s notes and legal disclaimers like: “The Free Press can not and does not advise women who are not legally entitled to an abortion to follow the advice of Pat Maginnis.”

The Society for Humane Abortion didn’t interact much with the feminist movement or Planned Parenthood directly, at least at first. “It was too touchy,” Maginnis says. In the SHA’s early days, Planned Parenthood was more invested in advocating for contraception than abortion. Margaret Sanger’s theory was that abortion would become unnecessary if women had sufficient access to contraception. Maginnis disagreed. “Margaret Sanger, bless her,” she says. “We can’t thank her enough for Planned Parenthood, but it isn’t enough.” Under Maginnis’ leadership, the SHA spoke out—and in certain regards, provoked change—in ways Planned Parenthood wouldn’t. “We used to say we made Planned Parenthood respectable,” Maginnis laughs.

Her admiration of Sanger, though, is genuine. “Sanger took rotten eggs and tomatoes and rotten fruit thrown at her when she went out, and I don’t think people know that today,” she says. She understood that an organization with Planned Parenthood’s institutional heft needed to keep some distance from the SHA; Maginnis’ strategy of flagrantly flouting the law had made her something of a too-hot-to-handle legend.

When the Therapeutic Abortion Act was signed into law by California Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1967, the Army of Three planned a program of civil disobedience. The act, an unhappy compromise between groups whose politics hadn’t yet coalesced into well-defined positions like “pro-choice” and “pro-life,” ostensibly aimed to make legal abortion more widely available. (National Review called the signing of this bill Reagan’s “darkest hour.”) Abortion at the time was only legal to save the life of the mother; the act made “therapeutic” abortion legal in cases that would “gravely impair” women’s mental as well as physical health. But it also added a draconian 20-week limitation and required that any medical committee discussion of a prospective abortion for reasons of rape or incest include the relevant district attorney. Functionally, as even some attorneys at the time argued, it meant that wealthy women (who dealt with private hospitals) would have access to abortions, whereas women in public hospitals would be bound by a more conservative take on the law: They would need to show sufficiently “severe” mental distress—like psychosis—to obtain a legal abortion. (“How much for a psychosis?” reads a political cartoon Maginnis once drew, depicting a patient asking a psychiatrist for a diagnosis that would legitimize a therapeutic abortion.)

“We’re going to instruct women in the arts of phony psychosis and false hemorrhage,” Pat Maginnis told reporters. “This unbelievable piece of legislative slop must be violated to the point that the medical profession and legislature is pressured into accepting more modern abortion techniques.” ARAL issued a leaflet asking members of Congress whether they would request permission to get a vasectomy or treatment for venereal disease from a panel of female doctors.

It was a combative stance—and a sign of SHA’s uncompromising position on the right to choose—for a bill that Planned Parenthood, among others, now credits with being among the first to functionally legalize abortion.

* * *

The “Che Guevara of abortion reformers,” as alt-weeklies called her at the time, now seems like an unlikely avatar of female rage. When I visited her at her home this summer, I found a 90-year-old woman who laughs a lot and peppers her speech with gentle exclamations. “Oh, my goodness,” she chuckles, remembering the time she invited police to attend a class she was teaching on DIY abortions—and they asked her to pay $3 an hour for a female officer’s time. “I think a policewoman did show up, but more out of personal interest,” Maginnis says wryly. She conveys a bemused mildness I found hard to reconcile with the working-class firebrand I’d expected.

But there’s no real contradiction here: The woman who said “excuse me” to the man detaining her in 1966 is also the woman who faced down the San Francisco homicide squad in 1959 in the hospital while recovering from a self-induced abortion. Had she given herself an abortion? the police asked. “Sure I did,” she replied. “Want me to demonstrate how in court?”

In her 10th decade, Maginnis remains equal parts polite and independent. She lives alone in a house in the San Antonio neighborhood of East Oakland that she bought back in 1979 for a song (the owner had tried to burn it down for the insurance money). Until just a few years ago, when she gave her archives to a library, her house was filled with several decades’ worth of handwritten letters from women telling her about their abortions or asking for help.

In the ’60s, especially given the respectable caution that characterized organizations like Planned Parenthood, there was a radical politics to the matter-of-factness with which the Army of Three openly talked about their own abortions. And that matter-of-factness still feels radical today. The second time she got pregnant, Maginnis recalls, she was deeply frustrated at the prospect of being forced to leave the country again for an abortion. But by then, she says, “I had figured out, if I start just giving my uterus no rest, that fetus is going to fall out.”

Startled, I ask Maginnis to explain. She elaborates that her plan was to “squat down and take my clean, scrubbed fingers and manipulate until I could get it to rebel and kick the fetus out.”

“So you could reach your cervix?” I ask.

“Oh yeah, very easily. You probably could too.”

“Does that work?”

“I manipulated, I worked on it, and finally, at five months, the fetus went into—I went into labor. It took a long time and a lot of work.”

Five months of daily effort to induce an abortion, followed by labor and police questioning—all instead of a simple, fast, safe procedure. In telling me this story, she betrays none of the story’s weight; rather, there is a relationship between her tight understatement and her rage.

In interviews, Phelan was less circumspect and much more graphic about the horrors she endured because safe abortions weren’t easily available. After she had one child, her doctor told her another pregnancy would kill her but didn’t tell her how to avoid getting pregnant. When she did—as a woman, she once said, “you don’t know how to say no to your husband. That silly Bible says you can’t say no!”—it took her so long to gather the $50 she needed for an illegal abortion that by the time she’d saved it, she was four months pregnant. The abortionist—a woman on the outskirts of Tampa, Florida—stuffed her uterus with slippery elm bark and told her not to come back. She was at her sister-in-law’s house when she started to feel extremely ill. She’d told no one, not even her husband. As she recalled in 2004:

This is a thing you do yourself. And if you die and go to hell, it’s you that goes, not anybody else. So I excused myself to go to the bathroom because it was hurting so. When I sat down on the john and looked down, there was a little tiny hand protruding from my vagina and the blood was just flying, and I thought, “Oh my God, what do I do now?”

I didn’t take as long to think about it as Bush did the war … [laughs] I gathered up all the toilet tissue I could get in my hand and stuffed it back inside of me, pushed everything back up inside my vagina and just packed it. And got all the blood off I could and cleaned everything up. And then I went out back inside and said I had to go home because I was so sick, and that was not a lie.

She was 16. First came fear. The anger would follow. This seems to be a pattern: Restrict women’s rights, force them to suffer needlessly, blame them when they fail impossible tests, and you will eventually create unsuspected forces for change. “It seemed to me when I got involved wasn’t really when I got involved [in the abortion rights movement],” Maginnis says. “I’d been involved for years before, just not driven to do anything except be angry. In a constant rage over it. And wondering why women, in addition to myself, were in a constant upheaval.”

Was Roe v. Wade a relief when it was passed? I ask her. “For me it wasn’t a big relief,” she says. It had felt more like the expected course of events—reality inching closer to how things should be. But then she continues: “I thought, yeah, that is a good thing. Now, let’s hope we can at least maintain the healthy ideas of it being available. We don’t have to sneak, we don’t have to beg.”

If the Federalist Society—which supplied the list of judges from which Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court—has its way, we’re in danger of returning to the times when women had to sneak and beg. Trump pledged during his campaign that Roe would be overturned “automatically” through the pro-life judges he would nominate. It probably won’t be so straightforward: The route the GOP is taking to greatly restrict women’s access to abortion has been circuitous, with progress marked by legal restrictions, by expanding definitions of fetal personhood, by permitting women to be lied to in the service of a single end goal. As my colleague Dahlia Lithwick has written, “women’s experiences, memories, and suffering don’t matter; their control over the truth of what they themselves have lived through is determined by those who win.”

Faced with a similar orthodoxy half a century ago, Maginnis and her cohort refused to let it stand.

The classes a modern-day SHA might teach would likely be different. There’s the internet, for one. The first time we met, I asked Maginnis what she thought women should be doing now, as the country seems poised once again to try to control our bodies. “I’ve thought about that,” she said then. “If I was going to reinvolve myself at this point, what would be the entry point? Kind of like setting out a map, looking for an entry.” She doesn’t quite have an answer. Yet.

It’s late afternoon on my final visit with Maginnis, and the warmth and long conversation have made the upstairs room where we sit feel especially lived-in. Her compatriots Gurner and Phelan died years ago. It’s not lost on me that I’m talking to someone who fought for reproductive freedom pre-Roe, at a moment when a Supreme Court justice has just been hand-picked to take it away again. In recent months, rage has been much on my mind. If over half of Americans stand to have a committee of men overrule their right to bodily autonomy after a mere 45 years, we can learn a lot from Pat Maginnis—about how women survived, and how they died, and how they fought. So what should we do now? I ask her again, as she raises the blinds to open the window overlooking the street below. “Keep talking about the issue,” she says. “Sure, not everyone is a brilliant speaker, but I think people have to keep talking about it.” She looks at me, her eyes bright. “Don’t you?”


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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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Si en 2018 Tim Presley collaborait avec Cate Le Bon pour le second album de Drinks et avec Ty Segall pour l’album Joy, 2019 marque ses retrouvailles avec lui même! Tim Presley fusionne en effet avec White Fence le temps d’un nouvel album solo intitulé I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk. Tim a commencé à écrire les chansons de cet album dans le petit village rural de Staveley qui se trouve dans la région des lacs au nord de l’Angleterre. Il a passé l’hiver là-bas, où les paysages sont beaux et sereins, en compagnie de Cate Le Bon. Alors qu’elle apprenait à dessiner et construire des meubles en bois, lui composait sur le piano de cette dernière. De retour à San Francisco où il habite depuis qu’il a quitté les tentations de Los Angeles, Tim a enregistré avec le talentueux Jeremy Harris dans un studio du quartier Dogpatch appartenant à Paul Butler du groupe anglais The Bees. C’est Jeremy qui joue les parties piano, la plupart des batteries et enregistre le tout. Natif de San Francisco, Dylan Hadley joue de la batterie sur deux morceaux alors que le gallois H. Hawkline contribue à la guitare et au chant sur le morceau "Phone". Dans un rêve Johnny Thunders a demandé à Tim de rester simple et sincère avec cet album, et accessoirement il voulait savoir pourquoi les dauphins n’ont pas de bras. S’il continue de tracer son chemin au sein de la scène psyché californienne, ce nouvel album se voit plus mélancolique et expérimental que ses précédents. Eclairé par les lumières opposées du punk rock et du psyché, Tim Presley y peint la vulnérabilité d’un coup de pinceau imprévisible.



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          Father, Son, Pacific Coast      Cache   Translate Page      

For most of human history, kinship was both the source and substance of political power. Except in a few out-of-the-way places like North Korea and Saudi Arabia, dynastic rule has now faded away, but it is nonetheless striking how important family connections remain in American public life. The Caseys of Pennsylvania (Robert, governor; Robert Jr., senator), the Cuomos of New York (Mario and Andrew, governors), the Daleys of Chicago (Richard J. and Richard M., mayors) are just a few of the names on the long list of America’s prominent political families. It may be misleading to describe these families as “dynasties” since most do not last more than two generations. Moreover, almost all of them remain closely tied to a particular city or region; only a few (the Kennedys and Bushes are the obvious examples) manage to succeed at the national level. Both these limitations are apparent in the remarkable careers of the Browns (Edmund J., known as Pat, and Edmund J. Jr., known as Jerry), the subjects of Miriam Pawel’s deeply researched and engagingly written book. The Browns’ political prominence, begun when Pat won his first election in 1943, will almost certainly end in 2019, when Jerry completes his fourth term as governor. Both father and son failed dismally when they tried to project their influence beyond the borders of their state. As the title of Pawel’s book tells us, the story of the Brown family is, above all, a California story.

For the Browns, California meant San Francisco, where Pat (in 1905) and Jerry (in 1938) were born and reared. Although “the city” prided itself on its cosmopolitanism (some even called it “the Paris of America”), pre–World War II San Francisco was an insular, provincial town. It was run by people who had known each other from childhood (my parents, members of Pat Brown’s generation, met in the first grade), went to the same schools (Lowell for Protestants and Jews, St. Ignatius or Sacred Heart for Catholics), belonged to the same clubs (Bohemian, Olympic, Family), and spent their summers on “the river” (Russian) or at “the lake” (Tahoe).

This small world, held together by a dense web of friendships and favors, was made-to-order for a man like Pat Brown. Smart, affable, and energetic, Pat had a natural politician’s ready laugh and long memory. By the time he was in high school (although a Catholic, he went to Lowell), his political aspirations were already apparent: he was elected president of no fewer than eleven student groups, having run for office, as he recalled, whether he was a member of the organization or not.

After establishing a modestly successful legal practice, Pat Brown patiently began to build a political base, calling on old friends, carefully cultivating useful allies, and joining every club he could. In his second try, he was elected district attorney in 1943, went on to be the state’s attorney general seven years later, and then became governor in 1958. After a successful first term, he soundly defeated Richard Nixon in 1962, the occasion for what many believed (and not a few hoped) would be Nixon’s final press conference; the former vice-president told the assembled reporters they “would not have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Pat’s popularity ebbed during his second term; in 1966, he was defeated by Ronald Reagan, the rising star in the conservative firmament.

Perhaps the most important source of Jerry Brown’s extraordinary success is his apparently inexhaustible capacity for self-invention.

Pat Brown’s political career ended in part because he had a run of bad luck, but mostly because the world of California politics was changing in ways he never truly understood. In an era of television, big money, and photogenic celebrities, the skills he had honed as an ambitious young lawyer in San Francisco were no longer enough. Pat, who went on to make a small fortune practicing law in Los Angeles, never quite recovered from his electoral defeat. From 1967 until his death in 1996, he had to satisfy his political appetites vicariously by observing, with a characteristically paternal mixture of affection, admiration, and perplexity, the changing fortunes of his third child and only son.

Jerry Brown needed special permission to attend his father’s inauguration as governor in January 1959. A seminarian at the Novitiate of the Sacred Heart, he was subject to the discipline that the Jesuits imposed on everyone who set out on the long and arduous path to the priesthood. Looking somber and somewhat out of place in his cassock, he had only a few hours with his family before returning to the novitiate’s strict routine. Jerry left the seminary a year later and would eventually drift away from the church. But for him (and, in a quite different key, for his father), Catholic values and rituals remained an important part of his identity, the starting point and an abiding presence in what would be a lifelong quest for a spiritual home. The Browns’ story is, among other things, a Catholic story.

Jerry was unlike his father in many ways: less amiable, more introspective, and less disciplined, he was not a natural politician. But the two shared both the capacity to inspire loyalty among those who knew them best as well as some core beliefs about the importance of public service, the evils of racial discrimination, and government’s obligation to protect society’s most vulnerable members. Above all, father and son shared an insatiable appetite for elected office. After a few fitful attempts to practice law, Jerry devoted more and more of his time and energy to campaigning, first for the Los Angeles College Board, then California Secretary of State, and finally, in 1974, for governor. After he was reelected by a substantial margin, Jerry’s popularity began to slip, in part because he could not resist the siren call of national politics, mounting a series of fruitless efforts to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. In 1982, after deciding not to run for a third term as governor, he was defeated in a bitterly fought senatorial race. A year later, his somewhat quixotic attempt to restart a presidential campaign collapsed. Although he was just forty-five years old, it looked as though Jerry Brown’s political career was over.

Like his father, Jerry was the victim of some bad luck (for example, an infestation of the Mediterranean fruit fly and his very unpopular decision to delay combating it with a toxic chemical), as well as changes in the political climate. But here the resemblance ended: after a few years in the political wilderness, Jerry came back, slowly working his way up the electoral ladder until 2010 when he was, once again, elected governor; he was reelected with a nineteen-point margin four years later. Once the youngest governor in California’s history, he now became the oldest, a feat that is not likely to be matched any time soon.

Although written with the Brown family’s cooperation, Pawel’s book is not an authorized biography; she does not hesitate to point out, rather gently to be sure, her subjects’ faults and foibles, such as Pat’s highly profitable but unsavory connections to an Indonesian oil firm and Jerry’s stubborn refusal to abandon his doomed presidential ambitions. Overall, however, she provides a sympathetic and affectionate group portrait of the Browns, based on their own letters and diaries and on the testimony of more than seventy relatives and friends. Along the way, Pawel tells us a great deal about the issues that continue to confront the golden state—immigration, racial inequality, crime, water supply, environmental degradation—but her main subject is the complex interplay of public life and personal relationships within the Brown family. Considering their differences in character, temperament, and experience, and the incandescent intensity of their individual ambitions, the Browns managed to treat one another with an impressive amount of love and loyalty. Pawel argues that this was largely due to the influence of two remarkable women, Ida Schuckman Brown, Pat’s mother, and Bernice Layne Brown, his wife. The third remarkable woman in the Brown saga is Jerry’s wife, Anne Gust Brown, whom he married in 2005, just as the second act of his political career was getting under way. Unlike Ida and Bernice, she has been directly and actively involved in policy-making and deserves a good deal of credit for the accomplishments of her husband’s last two terms as governor.

Perhaps the most important source of Jerry Brown’s extraordinary success is his apparently inexhaustible capacity for self-invention. Like the California that he governed, he has been driven by a constantly changing vision of the future. This vision, it should be said, was not always clear and accurate, but in a career stretching across half a century, he has been more often right than wrong. For decades he has warned about the dangers of climate change and environmental catastrophe, and is now one of the most eloquent critics of the institutionalization of ignorance that characterizes so much of contemporary American politics. Jerry’s success depends on more than his commitment to prepare for a tomorrow that will not be like today. He has also been, as many of his fellow Californians have not, inspired by his awareness of the past’s enduring power, an awareness nourished by the spiritual values that he learned from the Jesuits, by his own broad and eclectic reading, and by his engagement with his ancestors, whose experiences have begun to play an increasingly important part in his public statements and private reflections.

Pawel begins and ends her book where the Browns’ own story began and apparently will end, in the rugged foothills of Colusa County where Jerry Brown’s great-grandparents first settled in the middle of the nineteenth century and to which he plans to return when he leaves office in January 2019. “It is nice,” the governor recently remarked, “to walk in the very footprints of your grandmother, and your great-grandfather.” The Browns always looked where they were going (often it was to the next election), but they never forgot where they came from. 

 

The Browns of California
The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

Miriam Pawel
Bloomsbury Publishing, $35, 496 pp.

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via HiFructoseDescribed as a “mixed-reality art experience,” OneDome’s “The Unreal Garden” blends augmented reality, projection mapping, soundscapes, and work from 9 international artists in an exhibit in downtown San Francisco. Armed with a Microsoft Hololens AR headset, viewers can take in 10 works in the exhibit, which have also been activated using the projection technology.See […]
          A.C.T. Rings In The New Year With Edward Albee's SEASCAPE      Cache   Translate Page      

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) rings in 2019 with Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape. In her A.C.T. directorial debut, Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon-hailed as "the most prolific of directors of Edward Albee's plays" (The Daily Beast)-continues her career-long exploration of American theater's legendary playwright. MacKinnon won the 2013 Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.

In this wildly imaginative and satirical comedy, a newly retired couple picnic and squabble on a beach about their life together when they are interrupted by two human-sized, English-speaking lizards. Are they an evolutionary miracle, or a threat? And which couple is the greater risk to the other? As the two pairs begin to communicate, they come uneasily together, discovering how transitions in life can spark terror and restlessness in any creature of habit. Albee returns to The Geary for the first time in a decade with a sparkling fantasy of love, laughter, and evolution. Edward Albee's Seascape performs at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) January 23-February 17, 2019. Press night for Edward Albee's Seascape will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Single tickets (ranging from $15-$110) are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

"Seascape marks the 11th Edward Albee production I will have directed," says MacKinnon. "Edward gave my artistic life a spine. As a freelance director, he was home-a dear friend, a colleague and mentor, a creator of worlds to play in. I miss him and plan to make him proud with this production."

Adds Jakob Holder, Executive Director of The Edward F. Albee Foundation: "Edward Albee fostered a close collaborative relationship with Pam MacKinnon for more than a decade-from The Play About the Baby in Philadelphia in 2002, to the world premiere of Occupant in New York in 2008, to the most recent revival of A Delicate Balance on Broadway-strengthened by an ever-growing trust in her director's eye and ear. Edward stuck with Pam for her invaluable qualities, chief among them her assiduous attention to detail and her abiding respect for the playwright's intentions."

Under the direction of MacKinnon, Edward Albee's Seascape features Bay Area theater veteran James Carpenter (Heisenberg and A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.; The Resting Place at Magic Theatre) as 'Charlie,' Ellen McLaughlin (originated the role of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in all workshops and productions of the play through its original Broadway run; Ghosts at Berkeley Repertory Theatre) as 'Nancy,' Seann Gallagher (Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company; The Real Thing at Aurora Theatre Company) as 'Leslie,' and Sarah Nina Hayon (Sweat at A.C.T.; Life Is a Dream at California Shakespeare Theater) as 'Sarah.'

The creative team for Edward Albee's Seascape includes Obie Award and two-time Tony Award winner David Zinn (Scenic and Costume Designer), Isabella Byrd (Lighting Designer), and Brendan Aanes (Sound Designer).

In connection with Edward Albee's Seascape, A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events-many of which are presented free of charge-that will give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while having an entire night out at the theater. Visit act-sf.org/interact to learn more about subscribing to these events throughout the season: • Bike to the Theater Night:
Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.

Providing a greener alternative to theater transportation, A.C.T. and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition offer free valet bike parking, as well as a special discount on tickets, for these select performances.

• Prologue:
Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.
Before the curtain goes up, get a sneak peek at the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff.

• Theater on the Couch:
Friday, February 1, following the 8 p.m. performance
This exciting postshow discussion series addresses audience questions and explores the minds, motives, and behavior of the characters.
• Audience Exchanges:
Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m. | Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m. | Wednesday, February 13, 2 p.m.
After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage.

• OUT with A.C.T.:
Wednesday, February 6, following the 8 p.m. performance
The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and enjoy free drinks and treats at this popular after-party.

• Wente Vineyards Wine Series:
Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Before the show, raise a glass at this wine-tasting event featuring the Bay Area's hottest local winery.

• PlayTime:
Saturday, February 16, 12:45 p.m.
Before this matinee performance, get hands-on with the artists who make it happen at this interactive theater workshop. A.C.T.'s production of Edward Albee's Seascape is made possible by Executive Producers Kirke and Nancy Sawyer Hasson; Producers Concepción and Irwin Federman; Linda Jo Fitz; Merrill Randol; Abby and Gene Schnair; Cherie Sorokin; and Associate Producers Paul Angelo and Cindy Low; Arnie and Shelly Glassberg; Ken Lamb; Sara Eisner Richter and Michael Richter; Mrs. Katherine G. Wallin and Mr. Homer Wallin; and Bev and Loring Wyllie.

A.C.T. would like to acknowledge its 2018-19 Season Presenters: Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation; Toni Rembe and Arthur Rock; Robina Riccitiello; Mary and Steven Swig; Jeff and Laurie Ubben; and Kay Yun and Andre Neumann-Loreck.

A.C.T. would also like to acknowledge its 2018-­19 Company Sponsors: Lesley Ann Clement and Karl Lukaszewicz; Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund; Frannie Fleishhacker; Kevin and Celeste Ford; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Getty; Kirke and Nancy Sawyer Hasson; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen-Hormel; Jeri Lynn and Jeffrey W. Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrath; Burt and Deedee McMurtry; David and Carla Riemer; Patti and Rusty Rueff; Aaron Vermut and Adriana López Vermut; Jack and Susy Wadsworth; and Barry Williams and Lalita Tademy.

Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; PG&E; The Shubert Foundation; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; San Francisco Grants for the Arts; Wells Fargo; and Hilton Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco, A.C.T.'s Official Hotel Partner.

Up next, A.C.T. will present Mfoniso Udofia's achingly poignant drama Her Portmanteau (February 15-March 31, 2019). In spring 2019, A.C.T. will present Lauren Yee's exploration of cultural identity, global politics, and basketball, The Great Leap (March 6-31, 2019), featuring Tony Award winner BD Wong, followed by Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic novel, Vanity Fair (April 17-May 12, 2019). Closing out the 2018-19 season, A.C.T. will present Eugène Ionesco's "seminal absurdist satire" (Los Angeles Times) Rhinoceros (May 29-June 23, 2019), translated by Derek Prouse and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati.


          Tuck & Patti Make Their Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut      Cache   Translate Page      

Renowned Bay Area vocal/guitar jazz duo, Tuck and Patti, will make their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. In this intimate evening, Tuck and Patti will perform songs from throughout their celebrated career. Tickets for Tuck and Patti range in price from $30-$65 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.

For 40 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.

To understand Tuck and Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 37 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck's extraordinary virtuosity and Patti's rich mezzo soprano.

Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra."

Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. Past performers include Tony Danza, Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Minnie Driver, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Porter, Caissie Levy, Darren Criss, Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt, Jim Brickman, Kathleen Turner, Linda Eder, Cheyenne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Tommy Tune. . .and Michael Feinstein himself!

There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko, through Restaurant Anzu.

Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.

For additional information on Tuck and Patti, visit: www.tuckandpatti.com.

For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.


          San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Rings in the New Year With Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C Major      Cache   Translate Page      

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will ring in the New Year with Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Opus 56. This unusual concerto written in 1804 was a time of unbelievable creativity for Beethoven. During this period, he was composing Symphony No. 3, began the Waldstein Sonata, and made sketches for the Appassionata Sonata and for his opera Leonore (later renamed Fidelio). Beethoven composed his Triple Concerto for his pupil and patron, the Archduke Rudolph of Austria, who was a pianist and amateur composer.

Beethoven's choice of piano, violin and cello is unprecedented in the literature. The music is expansive, relaxed and agreeable combining the scale of Beethoven's grand concerto style with instrumental dialogues among the soloists in a manner more typical of chamber music. The Delphi Trio joins SFCO for this performance. They are known for their deeply communicative "spot-on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound" (San Francisco Classical Voice) and for capturing "those evocative qualities that one would associate with the best of lyric poetry" (San Francisco Examiner). The program also includes the Overture to Haydn's opera L'isola disabitata. The Overture, sometimes referred to as a miniature symphony, is a fine example of Haydn's Sturm und Drang style. This style refers to a practice of releasing sudden, wild emotion which is given free expression in contrast to the enlightenment aesthetic value of emotional control and rationalism.

Soprano Christine Brandes rounds out the program with three of Mozart's most famous concert arias: Vado, ma dove, K. 583, Bella mia fiamma, K. 528 and Ch'io mi scordi di te, K. 505. Brandes is noted for her crystalline voice and superb musicianship, bringing her committed artistry to repertoire ranging from the 17th century to newly composed works. She enjoys an active career in North America and abroad, performing at many of the world's most distinguished festivals and concert series.

The concerts will be performed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on December 30 at 3:00pm, at 7:30pm on New Year's Eve at Hertz Hall in Berkeley, and on New Year's Day at 3:00 at First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto,

Performances are free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, with reserved seating for members. General admission beings fifteen minutes prior to performance time. More information about the concert and how to become a member may be obtained at www.theSFCO.org or by calling 415-463-6710.


          The Triumphant Return of "I, Nomi"      Cache   Translate Page      

Peaches Christ Productions proudly presents I, NOMI. The unoriginal, original story of the girl...before and after the show. Starring Off-Broadway sensation April Kidwell

After a fabulously successful and totally sold out premiere I, Nomi triumphantly returns to Oasis Nightclub January 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Three performances only!

Advance Tickets at www.sfoasis.com/events/i-nomi119

"The coltish April Kidwell, as Nomi, is a wonder. She is tireless, fearless and performing circles around Elizabeth Berkley's portrayal in the movie. Her vibrant physicality and knowing humor are a potent riposte to the story's rabid misogyny." - Andy Webster, The New York Times

"Her energy fuels the show, and watching her, you get the feeling that she could power a city with her sweat. Her performance is a tour de force." - Rich Juzwiak, Gawker

"April Kidwell is a fearless comic performer, delivering her lines like an orc and dancing like an orangutan, even as the script dictates that her boobs be sent flying from the opening scene." - Lily Janiak, SFGate

(San Francisco, June, 2018) In any discussion of the all-time greatest female movie characters, there are certain names that are always guaranteed to come up: Dorothy Gale, Scarlett O'Hara, Holly Golightly...and Nomi Malone. And if you don't think she belongs on that list, let's just hope she doesn't find out-this one's got a temper.

As played by Elizabeth Berkley in Paul Verhoeven's immortal 1995 cult classicShowgirls, Nomi is an ambitious young woman of indeterminate origin who hitches a ride to Las Vegas with a single dream: to dance. And dance she does, first as a topless dancer at garish strip club The Cheetah, and then as a (still topless) dancer in the Stardust's glitzy hotel show, Goddess.

After bearing witness to Nomi's meteoric rise and abrupt departure at the height of her fame, we're left with many questions: who the hell was that woman? Where's her family? What "different places" did she come from? What exactly was her history with doggie chow? And what manner of destruction will she inflict upon her next location after fleeing Vegas?

You could ask Elizabeth Berkley these questions, but what does she know? She only played Nomi once! The real answers lie with the foremost theatrical interpreter of Nomi Malone and Berkley's other iconic role, Saved by the Bell's Jessie Spano: acclaimed actress/singer/comedienne April Kidwell.

After originating the role of Nomi in Bob and Tobly McSmith's Off Broadway musical Showgirls! The Musical! and reprising it for the show's west coast premiere run in San Francisco, Kidwell has played Nomi soooooo many times and knows every last thing there is to know about her. And now, she's ready to share that knowledge with the rest of us.

Written and produced by Kidwell and directed by Michael Phillis (of the cabaret smashBaloney), I, NOMI is Kidwell's raunchy, raucously funny one-woman imagining of the adolescence and life beyond Vegas of our favorite feral heroine. Featuring outrageous original songs and more than a few bombshells, this is a ferocious and empowering night of musical comedy for the #MeToo movement. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll paint your lips on way too big while having epileptic orgasms. And when all is said and done, you'll walk away saying, "Nomi? No. ME."

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd, and at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 4th, and Saturday, January 5th. Doors open 60 minutes before showtime.

ALL SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION WITHIN THEIR SECTIONS. Advance Premium Seating: $30
Advance General Admission: $20
Tickets available online at sfoasis.com

DAY OF SHOW PRICES?
AT THE DOOR
$35 Premium Seating / $25 General Admission

Oasis Nightclub
298 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 




          Vote For The 2018 BWW San Francisco Awards; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Leads Best Musical!      Cache   Translate Page      

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for San Francisco:

Best Choreography (Local)
Addie Walters - BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL - Hillbarn Theatre Conservatory 12%
Kendra Kimbrough Barnes - FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF - African-American Shakespeare Company 8%
Mari Beazley - INTO THE WOODS - Willow Glen High School 6%

Best Costume Design (Local)
Tabatha Mattos - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Willow Glen High School 14%
Nikki Anderson-Joy - FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF - African-American Shakespeare Company 11%
Issac Booth - HAIRSPRAY - Stage 1 Theatre 9%

Best Direction of a Musical (Local)
Stephanie Renee Wozniak - BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL - Hillbarn Theatre Conservatory 13%
Jodi Disario - RENT - Willow Glen High School 12%
Lori Stokes - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - StarStruck Theatre 7%

Best Direction of a Play (Local)
Debi Durst - FATHER OF THE BRIDE - Pacifica Spindrift Players 14%
L. Peter Callender - A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - African-American Shakespeare Company 12%
Kirsten Brandt - RICHARD III - African-American Shakespeare Company 7%

Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Local)
Dylan Flores - RENT - Willow Glen High School 15%
Colin Welter - BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL - Hillbarn Theatre Conservatory 8%
Drew Hope - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - StarStruck Theatre 8%

Best Featured Actor in a Play (Local)
Marc Gonzalez - VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE - Coastal Repertory Theatre 14%
Terrance Smith - RICHARD III - African-American Shakespeare Company 9%
Jason Bustos - FATHER OF THE BRIDE - Pacifica Spindrift Players 9%

Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Local)
Aemelia Maples - RENT - Willow Glen High School 9%
Cassandra Miguel - THE WEDDING SINGER - Redwood City Community Theatre 9%
Julia Wade - THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE - 3Below Theaters 9%

Best Featured Actress in a Play (Local)
Kimmie Moomau - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Willow Glen High School 16%
Deborah Joves - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - Coastal Repertory Theatre 8%
Cheril Ellingson - VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE - Coastal Repertory Theatre 8%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Local)
Niko Le - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Irvington Conservatory Theatre 13%
James Schott - URINETOWN - StageWorks Fresno 8%
Johnathan Dombro - INTO THE WOODS - Willow Glen High School 8%

Best Leading Actor in A Play (Local)
Christian Nelson - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Willow Glen High School 18%
Doug Greer - THE WOMAN IN BLACK - Pacifica Spindrift Players 13%
William Rhea - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - Coastal Repertory Theatre 11%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local)
Aija Le - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - StarStruck Theatre 13%
Emily Estep - URINETOWN - StageWorks Fresno 12%
Madeline Crawford - INTO THE WOODS - Willow Glen High School 9%

Best Leading Actress in a Play (Local)
Audie Campbell-Eby - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Willow Glen High School 15%
Dianna Collett - FATHER OF THE BRIDE - Pacifica Spindrift Players 13%
Natasha LaGrone - FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF - African-American Shakespeare Company 9%

Best Lighting Design (Local)
Beatrice Gates - RENT - Willow Glen High School 16%
Ryan Willer - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Irvington Conservatory Theatre 10%
Ryan Willer - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - StarStruck Theatre 9%

Best Local Musical
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Irvington Conservatory Theatre 13%
THE WEDDING SINGER - Redwood City Community Theatre 6%
RAGTIME - Berkeley Playhouse 5%

Best Local Play
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF - African-American Shakespeare Company 16%
THE WOMAN IN BLACK - Pacifica Spindrift Players 9%
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - African-American Shakespeare Company 9%

Best Production Performed by Youth
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL - Hillbarn Theatre Conservatory 17%
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Irvington Conservatory Theatre 16%
DISASTER! - San Mateo High School Drama 14%

Best Production Performed For Youth
CINDERELLA - African-American Shakespeare Company 43%
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - San Francisco Playhouse 27%
Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA - Bay Area Children's Theatre 20%

Best Scenic Design (Local)
Beth Zeigler - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Irvington Conservatory Theatre 15%
John Van Ark - INTO THE WOODS - Willow Glen High School 9%
Stephen Wathen - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - StarStruck Theatre 9%

Best Solo Performance/Production
Hershey Felder - OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 23%
Doris Bumpus - LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 20%
Maureen Langan - DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN - The Marsh 14%

Best Sound Design (Local)
Noah Saso - INTO THE WOODS - Willow Glen High School 18%
Andretti Duvenhage - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - StarStruck Theatre 14%
Zac Stamps - SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - Broadway by the Bay 11%

Best Special Theater Event
Taylor Mac - A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC - Curran Theatre 26%
Max Tachis - SANTALAND DIARIES - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 23%
Hershey Felder - OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 22%

Best Touring Production
THE COLOR PURPLE 25%
WAITRESS 23%
ALADDIN 20%

Person to Watch (Female)
Sadie Shoemaker - INTO THE WOODS 11%
Sumayyah Green - CINDERELLA 8%
Brittany Nicole Sims - FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF 7%

Person to Watch (Male)
Niko Le - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 13%
Dylan Flores - INTO THE WOODS 12%
Bryan Munar - A CHORUS LINE 6%

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          DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces $25 Digital Lottery in San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page      

Dear Evan Hansen comes to San Francisco's Curran theater December 5-30, 2018 following a record-breaking run in Los Angeles. In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

The digital lottery will begin accepting entries 48 hours prior to the first performance in San Francisco and will be accepted until 9 a.m. local time the day before the performance. Fans who have been selected will be notified daily via email and can then purchase up to two (2) tickets at $25 each. The ticket lottery will continue on a rolling basis for every performance in the engagement. All entrants are encouraged to follow Dear Evan Hansen on Instagram (@dearevanhansen), Twitter (@dearevanhansen) and Facebook (@DearEvanHansen) for additional lottery news and information.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. A valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter is required for pickup. Seat locations awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Additional details and times will be announced in each tour city by the local theatre box office prior to the engagement. Additional lottery requirements can be found at www.luckyseat.com/dearevanhansen.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul(La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

In addition to winning six Tony awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show's original cast recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for "Best Musical Performance on a Daytime Talk Show" for their April 2017 performance of "You Will Be Found" on NBC's "Today Show," only the second Broadway show in history to win that category. The Broadway production recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show's iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.

In addition to the touring production and the record-breaking Broadway production, Dear Evan Hansen will launch its first international production in Canada, in March 2019 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, followed by a production in London at the Noël Coward Theatre later in 2019.

Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Ben Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer. U.S. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Lindsay Levine. Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Sash Bischoff and Adam Quinn are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor.


          Rita Moreno Opens Live At The Orinda 2019 Season      Cache   Translate Page      

Live At the Orinda concert series, currently in its debut season of presenting world-renowned musical artists at the beautiful art-deco Orinda Theatre, announces the first half of their 2019 Season. This will also mark their One Year Anniversary Season. The season kicks off on Saturday, January 19, 2019 with legendary actor/singer Rita Moreno in her first Bay Area concert in many years, followed by a matinee performance on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The opening weekend performances will also serve as a fundraiser for the historic Orinda Movie Theatre to purchase permanent concert lighting for the venue to enhance the live music experience even further.

The season continues on Sunday, February 17, 2019 with three-time Tony nominated Broadway star Carolee Carmello (Scandalous, Mamma Mia!, Finding Neverland) making her long-awaited Bay Area concert debut. On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Broadway and TV star Telly Leung (Aladdin, Wicked, Allegiance, GLEE) comes directly from his starring role in Disney's Aladdin for his first Bay Area concert in many years. Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway ("At the Same Time") will reunite with Broadway star Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon, Cats)on Thursday, April 4, 2019 for their award-winning show Sibling Revelry. This also marks the first Bay Area duo concert by the Tony nominated sisters in several years. Live At the Orinda will celebrate the finale of the first half of the season, before a summer break, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, with Broadway and West End star Brent Barrett. This will also mark the Bay Area concert debut of the Olivier Award nominee and star of Phantom Of the Opera, Chicago and Kiss Me Kate.

The current season of Live At the Orinda will celebrate the holidays and its debut season finale on Sunday, December 16, 2018 with Broadway star and 12-time MAC Award winner Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard), coming directly from the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. Tickets for Karen Mason are available now.

All shows are presented in an intimate 180-seat theatre inside the Orinda Movie Theatre complex (2, Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda, CA). All seating is reserved, with most tickets from $55 - $100 and no ticket service-charges, nor food or drink minimums. Subscribers enjoy substantial ticket discounts and first choice of reserved seats for the season. VIP Subscribers and donors are also invited to the private post-show receptions with each artist at Ciné Cuvée Wine Bar, adjacent to the theatre. Information and tickets for the concert series are available at www.lamorindatheatres.com or 925-254-9065. Season subscriptions are on sale now. Individual show tickets for the 2019 season go on sale December 10, 2018.

The Live At the Orinda concert series was founded in early 2018 by producers Derek Zemrak and Michael Wiliams along with Zemrak/Pirkle Productions. Inspired by their mutual love of intimate cabaret-style concerts, theatre owner Zemrak and cabaret producer Williams decided to join forces. "Our goal has been two-fold: to bring world-class Broadway and jazz artists who excel in this intimate style of performing and who don't often perform in the Bay Area to the Orinda Theatre; and to create a sense of community among live music lovers. It's a beautiful community here and an untapped market, we've discovered." Located 17 miles east of San Francisco, the Lamorinda community (the towns of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda) is anchored by the historic Orinda Theatre (built in 1941) and its landmark art-deco neon sign.

Live At the Orinda debuted in February 2018 with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, followed by Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom, jazz singer Amanda King and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle. Rounding out the current season with Tony winner Lillias White, Franc D'Ambrosio, Lorna Luft, Maureen McGovern, and Karen Mason.

Information and tickets: www.lamorindatheatres.com or 925-254-9065


          WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID Starring Stacy Ross Comes to Custom Made Theatre      Cache   Translate Page      

Custom Made Theatre Co. presents the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Treem's When We Were Young and Unafraid, which runs January 17 through February 9 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St. in San Francisco, one block north of Union Square.

In the early 1970s, and before the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Agnes (Stacy Ross) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge.

But to Agnes' dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes' college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside her tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help.

When We Were Young and Unafraid reminds us that the path to today's women's rights was perilous, and their future is not guaranteed, while telling a personal tale of change and redemption.

Young and Unafraid reunites director Tracy Ward and actor Stacy Ross, after their triumphant production of Steve Yockey's The Thrush and the Woodpecker. Custom Made is thrilled to have these two important artists back on the Sutter Street stage, for this poignant look at the perilous nature of women's rights, and the personal cost to those who fought for them.

Sarah Treem's show THE AFFAIR, which she co-created with Hagai Levi and stars Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, was named the best drama TV series at the 2015 Golden Globes, and the award for best actress in a drama TV series went to Ruth Wilson. The show received a WGA nomination for best new series.

Sarah wrote and co-Executive Produced for the first season of David Fincher's HOUSE OF CARDS for Netflix which earned her a WGA award. Prior to that, she wrote on all three seasons of the acclaimed series, IN TREATMENT, for which she won a WGA award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. While under an overall deal at HBO, Sarah wrote and produced for HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA while also developing her own pilots.

Sarah started her career in the theater, earning her B.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University, where she has also taught playwriting. Her play A FEMININE ENDING premiered at Playwrights Horizons and went on to productions at South Coast Repertory and Portland Center Stage, among others. Her play THE HOW AND THE WHY premiered at the McCarter Theater starring Mercedes Ruehl (with Emily Mann directing) and went on to productions at Interact Theatre and Trinity Repertory among others. Sarah's other plays include EMPTY SKY (Bloomington Playwrights Project), ORPHAN ISLAND (Sundance Theater Lab), HUMAN VOICES (New York Stage and Film) and MIRROR MIRROR. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Southcoast Repertory and Manhattan Theater Club and developed work at the Ojai Playwrights Festival, the Screenwriters Colony, Hedgebrook and Yaddo.


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State Assembly Speaker Says Housing Will Be a Priority in the New Year The new State Legislature was sworn in Monday, even as a few ballots remain to be counted. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon says housing will be a major priority for California lawmakers in the coming year. Reporter: Scott Shafer New Bill Would Require Dense Housing Near Public Transit State Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco is trying again to win approval of a bill that could remake California cities by requiring high-density housing development near transit. Reporter: Dan Brekke Camp Fire Survivors Head Back to School In Butte County last night, Sheriff Kory Honea announced that the list of missing in Camp Fire, once as high as 1,300 people, has fallen to 11. And after further DNA analysis, the list of deceased now stands at 85. With the fire and smoke gone, more than 30,000 students are returning to school. Reporter: Michelle Wiley One Year Later: Remembering the Thomas Fire A year ago today, an electrical transformer blew up, sparking a massive brush fire in Ventura County. The Thomas Fire became the largest wildfire in California history up to that point. In 2018, both the Mendocino Complex and Camp Fires eclipsed that record. Reporter: Greta Mart Arrest Rates in California Have Dropped by Nearly 60 Percent Arrest rates have reached a historic low across California, according to a new report by The Public Policy Institute of California. Rates have fallen by 58 percent since their peak in the late 1980's, driven primarily by a major drop in arrests of people 24 or younger. Reporter: Ryan Levi UC Berkeley Settles Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Conservative Speakers Conservative groups and UC Berkeley have reached a settlement agreement in a 2017 free speech case. The lawsuit stems from allegations by students that the school selectively discriminated against conservatives invited to speak on campus. In exchange for the plaintiffs dropping their suit, the school agreed to make changes to its events policy and cover the cost of extra security for most student events. San Diego Judge Halts Needle Exchange Program A judge in San Diego county  granted an injunction against a mobile needle exchange program in Orange County, halting it last week. Without the exchange operating, organizers of the program say the litter is only going to get worse. Reporter: Michelle Wiley UCSF Study Links Fentanyl Overdoses With Spike in Heroin Prices Trump says he has secured an agreement with China to stop the production of the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl, which has swept into the illicit US drug market. A UCSF study published today looks at whether this was in response to supply or demand. Reporter: Raquel Maria Dillon How Will All That Smoke From the Camp Fire Affect Our Long-Term Health? As people in Butte County grapple with the aftermath of the deadliest wildfire in California history, new questions arise about the long-term impact of smoke from the Camp Fire. Aaron Glantz with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting talks with KQED's Penny Nelson about how smoke from recent fires affects our health. Guest: Aaron Glantz  
          Ryan Day to make $4.5 million per year on 5-year contract as Ohio State's head coach      Cache   Translate Page      

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University has announced offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be the football program’s 25th head coach.

The announcement came Tuesday afternoon when head coach Urban Meyer announced he would be retiring after the Rose Bowl on January 1.

Day will have a five-year contract that will pay him $4.5 million annually. He will start his head coaching duties on January 2.

Day is in his second season with the Buckeyes and served as the interim head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season while Meyer served a suspension. The team went 3-0.

The New Hampshire native played quarterback at the University of New Hampshire. UCLA head coach Chip Kelly was Day’s offensive coordinator during his collegiate career.

Day began his coaching career in 2002 as the tight ends coach at his alma mater. In 2005, he coached as a graduate assistant under Meyer at the University of Florida.

Additionally, Day coached at Boston College and Temple.

In 2015, he was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 to be the quarterbacks coach and held the same position with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.


          Comment on Screw Attachment Parenting, I’ll Take Detachment Parenting - What's wrong with attachment parenting? Let me count the ways... by sfmum      Cache   Translate Page      
THANK YOU for writing this article. It's hard to find other moms who don't subscribe to the attachment parenting philosophy, especially where I live (San Francisco Bay Area). I find the other rude comments here unnecessary. Just because you disagree with something doesn't mean you need to bash it. The author isn't attacking those who follow attachment parenting; rather she is stating her views. The only right way to parent is what works for you. As long as your child is healthy and happy is what matters. Also, a mom who is healthy and happy makes for a much better parent than one who is not. I don't think it is "selfish" to take care of yourself, too-it is necessary in order to be the best parent to your child. Attachment parenting doesn't work for every family. The author is just doing what works for her.
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          Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1908 Death Notice for Mary Ann (Paul) Schaffner in San Francisco, California      Cache   Translate Page      
The treasure today is the 1908 death notice for Mary Ann (Paul) Schaffner in the San Francisco Call newspaper dated 19 February 1908:

The transcription of this death notice is:


"SCHAFFNER -- Entered into rest, in this city, February 18, 1908, Mary Ann (Paul) Schaffner, idolized wife of Herman Schaffner, loving mother of Paul F. Schaffner, Herman Schaffner Jr., and Fred Schaffner, and beloved sister of Mrs. R.M. Small, a native of New Bedford, Mass.

"The funeral will take place today (Wednesday), February 19, at 1 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, 1014 Castro street between Twenty-third and Elizabeth.  Interment Woodlawn cemetery, by electric funeral car from Thirtieth street and San Jose avenue."


The source citation for this death notice is:

"DIED," death notice, San Francisco [Calif.] Call newspaper, 19 February 1908, Page 13, column 3, Mary Ann (Paul) Schaffner death notice; digital image,   GenealogyBank   (https://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 12 March 2018), Newspaper Archives collection.

Mary Ann Paul was born in November 1854 in Massachusetts, the first child and daughter of John Charles Paul and Maria T. Beamish.  She married Herman Schaffner (1851-1921) in about 1875 in San Francisco, California.  They had three sons, all named in the death notice.

Herman and Mary Ann (Paul) Schaffner are Linda's great-grandparents, whose son Paul F. Schaffner (1879-1934) married Edna Catherine McKnew (1884-1974) in 1906.  

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          12/4/2018: REPORT ON BUSINESS | SPORTS: Stevenson knockout a scary reminder of boxing’s real risk      Cache   Translate Page      

Max Baer, the most feared heavyweight fighter of Depressionera boxing, made his reputation killing a man. It was an ill-tempered 1930 bout in San Francisco with a fighter named Frankie Campbell. Baer was 21 years old. Campbell knocked Baer down in the...
          December 2018 New Christian Fiction      Cache   Translate Page      
More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Amish Romance:

The Amish Sweet Shop by Laura Bradford, Mary Ellis, and Emma Miller -- It's almost Valentine's Day at Beechy's Sweets, where the Amish gifts of love and faith are even sweeter than the home-made candy. In The Sweetest Courtship by Emma Miller, bachelor Jacob Beechy is a master candy maker whose mother longs for grandchildren, so she sets out to find him an assistant confectioner during the Valentine’s holiday—and a wife. In The Sweetest Truth by Laura Bradford, Sadie Fischer can’t see beyond her scars from a barn fire, but there’s a young man who sees only sweetness when he looks at her, and he’s sending her Beechy’s chocolate and mysterious gifts leading up to Valentine’s Day. In Nothing Tastes So Sweet by Mary Ellis, Pregnant widow Hannah wants to buy her English employer’s hardware store, but ends up following a clue from Beechy’s to clear a man’s name—and finds a partnership in work, faith, and love. (Amish Romance from Kensington)

Amish Christmas Memories by Vannetta Chapman -- When a young Amish woman collapses in the snow shortly before Christmas, Caleb Wittmer rushes to her aid. Only, “Rachel” remembers nothing of who she is. Now his family has taken in the pretty stranger, disrupting Caleb’s ordered world. He’s determined to find out where she belongs…even if Rachel’s departure means saying goodbye to his old-fashioned heart forever. (Amish Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

A Quilt for Jenna (Apple Creek Dreams #1) by Patrick E. Craig -- On her way to win a quilting competition—and a ticket out of Amish life, Jerusha finds her God, her missing husband, and a lost little girl in the heart of the Storm of The Century. (Amish Romance from P & J Publishing)

The Road Home (Apple Creek Dreams #2) by Patrick E. Craig -- Adopted into an Amish family as a child, local historian Jenny Springer is looking for the parents she never knew. When Jenny meets Jonathan Hershberger, a drifter from San Francisco who lands in Apple Creek fleeing a drug deal gone wrong, she is intrigued by this Englischer with an Amish name, and offers to help him discover his Amish roots. While Jonathan discovers his need for home, family, and a relationship with God, Jenny finds more than she hoped for—truth and love and the knowledge that you can go home again. (Amish Romance from P & J Publishing)

Jenny’s Choice (Apple Creek Dreams #3) by Patrick E. Craig -- When Jenny’s husband disappears in a terrible boating accident, she returns home to Apple Creek, Ohio and her adoptive parents. Working through her grief, she pursues newfound writing dreams and is presented with a possible romance with a handsome young publisher, until the elders of her church confront her consideration of going outside her faith to pursue her dreams. At the same a faint hope that her husband might someday be found alive holds her heart in the past. (Amish Romance from P & J Publishing)

Minding the Amish Baby by Carrie Lighte -- Amish store clerk Tessa Fisher isn’t ready for marriage or a family—until a baby girl is abandoned on her doorstep. Now Tessa and her gruffly handsome landlord, Turner King, must mind the baby together. And soon Turner and the sweet-cheeked kind are burrowing into Tessa’s heart. But with secrets between them, can the temporary family find a way to stay together forever? (Amish Romance from P & J Publishing)


Contemporary Romance:

Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher -- Jessica was pregnant and facing divorce when her husband and daughter were killed in a car accident. Withdrawing from friends and family, she feels far away from God. Then months later she receives her great-grandfather’s Bible at her grandmother’s funeral. Ridley has suffered his own loss. Bitter over disgrace at his job, an ended career, and subsequent breakup with is girlfriend, he retreats to a vacation property owned by his parents to lick his wounds and hide from the press. Thumbing through the Bible later, Jessica journeys through the aged margin notes, back to faith and wholeness. And the broken roads they have followed bring Jessica and Ridley to each other as well. (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)


Historical:

Three Christmas Novellas by Mary Connealy -- Three Christmas Novellas in one volume: Long Horn Christmas, The Sweetest Gift and The Christmas Candle. (Historical, Independently Published)

The Making of Mrs. Hale by Carolyn Miller -- Can a runaway marriage ever be redeemed? Julia Hale ran off to be married in Gretna Green, following romance instead of common sense. But her tale isn't turning into a happily ever after. Her new husband is gone and she doesn't know where—or if he's ever coming back. Julia has no option but to head home to the family she betrayed by eloping and to hope they'll forgive her.Along the way she will learn how relationship with God can bring restoration and hope, and find the answers she needs both for her husband and her future. (Historical, Kregel Publications)

Child of Light by Annette O’Hare -- While praying for her own Christmas miracle after five years in a childless marriage, Margaret offers aide to a destitute and expectant young woman during the holidays. She is condemned for her decision to help a woman of ill repute and must face the consequences of doing what is right. Will Margaret's prayers for a child of her own be answered this Christmas or does God have something else in store? (Historical from Harbourlight Books [Pelican])

The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson -- Inspired by a Gripping True Story from World War II’s Daring Doolittle Raid--Japan, 1948: A prostitute seeks her revenge; a war hero finds his true mission. (Historical from Mountain Brook Ink)


Historical Romance:

The MissAdventure Brides Collection by Mary Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Kathleen E. Kovach, Debby Lee, Donna Schlachter, Marjorie Vawter, and Kimberley Woodhouse -- Seven daring damsels refuse to let the cultural norms of their eras hold them back! Follow along as they trek the wilderness as a fur trapper; teach in the backwoods; campaign for women's rights; breed llamas; drive cross-country; become a hotel tour guide; and pursue art. Will they meet men who admire their bravery and determination? (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)

Kiss Me Once Again by Gail Kittleson -- When Glenora Carson’s first love perishes along with the crew of the U.S.S. Arizona on December 7, 1941, she locks away her heart and her dreams of attending college on scholarship, instead choosing to hold down the home front by helping out the family business – Carson’s Garage. The grease-stained overalls don’t do much to compliment her female figure, but they cover her female heart well enough. That is, until Hank Anderson, a wounded warrior back from battle, walks into the garage and into Glenora’s life. Is an old maid’s future Glenora’s fate, or will Cupid throw a wrench in her plans? (Historical Romance from WordCrafts Press)

Stagecoach to Liberty by Janalyn Voigt -- Can a desperate young woman trust the handsome Irish stranger who wants to free her from her captors? (Historical Romance from Mountain Brook Ink)
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San Francisco 49ers long snapper Kyle Nelson has been suspended 10 games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances
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A shiny new Tesla, with 15 miles on it

While I was watching a rocket lifting some of my friend's satellites into space from my driveway yesterday, my new electric Tesla car was delivered to that driveway.

Now that's a sentence that says you're truly in the 21st century. The SpaceX Falcon9 was launching 64 different micro satellites, some of which were from my friends at Planet Labs. What used to be the province of countries is now done by the guy down the street. And it was just an extreme coincidence that the Elon Musk Tesla arrived at the exact same minute as the Elon Musk SpaceX launch. You do have to hand it to Elon, even with the differences of opinions we have on LIDAR and other issues.

So you'll see more posts from me about electric cars in the near future, I'm sure, so let's start about the question of home charging. In the robocar world, cars will be able to drive off to find charging when they are low, so you won't need to install home charging, but today you want it.

This means having some sort of "charger" with the big car charging plug. We call it a charger, but in fact the charger is in the car, the home unit is just an interface between the car and the grid which tells the car about the power available. It is surprisingly expensive considering that's all it does. Wall units tend to run $400 to $600 (and even more.) Tesla's mobile unit is a surprisingly cheap $300 compared to those. Almost always, you will need to run a new dedicated high-current circuit from your parking place to your power panel, and for most people that means a professional electrician install, possibly even with a city permit, and you can hit $1,500 in costs without much effort.

Contrail of rocket from my street, 1 minute after Tesla arrived

But worse, older homes that only have 60a or 100a of service may need to do a full panel and service upgrade. That's on top of the EVSE (the real name of the "charger") and can readily run $4,000 or more here in California. That pretty much uses up several years of the money you planned to save on gasoline with your electric car.

Some cheaper alternatives

Some lucky people may already have a spare high current circuit or plug in their garage or near their parking, most commonly the one for their clothes dryer, or sometimes an unused one for an electric range. If you don't use those (for example you have a gas dryer or range) you might be able to just use them or put a very special extension on them. And some people sell special switches you can put in these sockets which split out into two plugs, but turn off the car socket when the dryer is running. This assures your house never uses more current than it originally would. These plugs are 30a, meaning they can charge a car at 22 amps, which is slower than the higher end cars can handle.

An EVSE circuit breaker

This led me to an idea for something that should exist. If you are putting in a new circuit but you don't want to upgrade your panel, it would be nice to buy a special circuit breaker to go in your panel and do most of the work of the EVSE. This breaker (with possible extra electronics box) would include small loops of thin wire designed to wrap around the two main live wires coming into that box, and possibly also around the wires going to 1 or 2 of your 240 volt devices.

The EVSE works by sending an analog 1khz square wave to the car telling it how much current it is allowed to draw from the grid. Normally, this is just hard set to the current limit on the wiring that was installed. The car takes this as a maximum and draws up to that much current.

It is possible to build it to say, "Oh, the dryer is drawing 20 amps right now so you should draw 20 fewer amps while that is happening, or even simply draw zero at this point to be safe."

As such the EVSE breaker would monitor the current going in and out of the house. When household use was low, it would tell the car it can take the limit. If household use got higher, it would tell the car to scale back.

The major loads in a house are the dryer, electric oven/range, air conditioner, pool pump, and sometimes some specialty items like an electric hot tub. Since most people charge electric cars at night to save money, it's very rare for them to run most of these items in the middle of the night. So this approach would not reduce electric car charging much, if at all.

For safety, the system could require that while the car is charging there is still enough spare capacity to turn on any one of the high-current items. That way even if the car is slow to respond in reducing current, the panel would not overload. In addition, the circuit breaker has the ability to cut the main current at any time if the car does not respond quickly.

Almost all the big loads in a house except the electric car are actually intermittent. Air conditioner and refrigerator compressors, oven heaters, dryer heaters etc. all turn on and off. Likewise the car can take current in the low cycles and refuse it in the high cycles. Pool pumps often run all night, but new modern pool pumps usually are multi-speed, and run at low power (just 2-3 amps) during their night circulation mode.

Getting fancy

As noted, the system could also put current measurement rings on the big loads. This would let it learn their maximum load, and know which particular appliances are turning on and drawing power, to help it adjust the current.

Some day we'll have smarter panels that do this for all circuits. And it makes sense for all appliances to talk a protocol like this to manage power. A house where all the major appliances listed had a system to "take their turns" could get by with a vastly smaller connection to the grid. And by evening things out, they would be doing the grid a favour. The hot tub doesn't care when it heats (unless you are in it.) The pool doesn't care when it pumps. The air conditioner and fridge can wait a few minutes to cool if needed.

Electricians would run their 50a wire to the garage and toss in a couple of thin wires to pass the signalling. (It would also be possible to put the signal on the high current wires and filter it out into other conductors at the charging point. The J1722 car charging plug uses some extra conductors for this signal.)

This makes the charging point electronics very simple, and much cheaper. In fact, I believe this design would eventually make the whole install cheaper once it is made in quantity. The main downside is you must make breakers for all the major panel designs if you want to use them to interrupt the power. Code requires there be no voltage in the main pins until the handshake has been done with the car. The circuit could also go in a small box clamped to the side of a main breaker box.

But even if this circuit cost a lot extra, as it might to start, it would be far less than the cost of upgrading your whole house electricity, which is something many will face as they buy electric cars.

An alternate design

A different design would not change the panel, but instead just add current measurement devices either to the main panel or to 1 or 2 of the big appliances, such as the dryer and oven. Best to choose devices that are always off at night anyway. Those devices could send a signal to a special EVSE to report on current use. For safety, the signal would have to be constant. Effectively sending an "I'm off" a few times a second to let the EVSE know the dryer is not running. It would also of course send a special signal to indicate the dryer has turned on, but the simple absence of the "off" indication would be enough to tell the EVSE to stop offering the power. This might be easier to install, but the in-panel design needs no special signalling and response time would be instantaneous. This is important because this gear has to get UL approval and comply with electrical codes.

Do you need it?

Home charger installation can get quite expensive -- as I will detail below, it can involve $5,000 or more for many people. But as the batteries get large, it is no longer necessary to keep a car fully charged, unless you know you are going on a road trip the next day.

This means that it is practical, but not as nice, to charge with an ordinary household plug with 15a or 20a max. These are plentiful, though you want one that is on its own circuit. They charge very slowly -- anywhere from 3 to 5 miles of range are gained with an hour of charging.

But the average car in the USA is driven only 32 miles per day! My 220 mile range Tesla could do a week of average charging on one charge, and would do just fine ordinarily gaining only 50 miles each night from the wall plug.

The problem of course is that cars don't drive exactly 32 miles every day. Some times I go to San Francisco (100 miles RT) two days in a row, and this would be barely doable and put me in the "range anxiety" mode. So this is where fast DC charging can save the day. It can mean a 30-50 minute pause, eating a meal at a supercharger, but it probably only needs to be done a few times a year. It might be a much simpler alternative than adding expensive high current charging in the home.

One problem is that if you use only 12 amp charging, you are very tempted to charge not just at night. Here, the electricity costs 3 times as much in the day as in the night if you have the EV plan. That gives up a lot of the savings you might have hoped for.


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Renowned Bay Area vocal/guitar jazz duo, Tuck and Patti, will make their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. In this intimate evening, Tuck and Patti will perform songs from throughout their celebrated career. Tickets for Tuck and Patti range in price from $30-$65 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.

For 40 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.

To understand Tuck and Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 37 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck's extraordinary virtuosity and Patti's rich mezzo soprano.

Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra."

Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. Past performers include Tony Danza, Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Minnie Driver, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Porter, Caissie Levy, Darren Criss, Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt, Jim Brickman, Kathleen Turner, Linda Eder, Cheyenne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Tommy Tune. . .and Michael Feinstein himself!

There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko, through Restaurant Anzu.

Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.

For additional information on Tuck and Patti, visit: www.tuckandpatti.com.

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Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Project Engineer (Rail) in San Mateo, CA. The primary role of the Project Engineer is to assist the Project Manager and Construction Manager with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. 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Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) System Integration Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified System Integration Manager. This role will be responsible for translating the client’s business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for a very large complex solutions and integration. He or she will collaborate with a diverse team of engineers and work in a dynamic and fast-pace environment. Essential Functions + Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains enterprise-wide solutions to total system. + Analyzes and identifies all or part of a project's existing systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs. + Establishes functional and technical specifications and standards, solves hardware/software interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system. + Provides direction for design activities. Minimum Requirements + B.S Degree in Construction, Engineering or related field position. + Minimum of 10 years in rail systems integration involving OCS, traction power, rail signaling, communications, and rail vehicles; general rail systems expertise. + Understanding of technical systems elements related to CBOSS PTC. + Expertise in 2x25 kVAC electrification rail transit experience coordinating systems design with multiple rail systems design disciplines, construction contractors, and 3rd party stakeholders including active, operating railroad. + Systems Integration Lead on at least one rail transit, Design-Build project of similar complexity. + California PE license. + Willing to work frequent nights or a weekend work schedule. + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply. + Demonstrate leadership ability. + Relevant experience of transit construction management preferred. + Coordinating and compiling responses to action items. + Effective communication skills. + Strong attention to detail. + Ability to operate effectively in the site environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
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More than 3,000 people died in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. More than 150,000 people were killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Nearly 2,000 people were killed in Hurricane Katrina. Society is no stranger to disasters and they have existed as long as Earth has existed. Natural disasters interrupt society and tear everything [...]

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          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Office/Field Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Office/Field Engineer in San Mateo, CA. The primary role of the Office/Field Engineer is to assist the Project Engineer and Superintendent with the planning and daily execution of the project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions Shared time between office and field management operations may include: + safety meetings. + processing of submittals and request for information. + cost analysis and projections. + payment requisitions. + change order estimating. + procurement of materials. + subcontractor scheduling and coordination. + scheduling - use of critical path logic. + third party outreach / coordination. Minimum Requirements + B.S. degree required. + At least one 6 month Internship with a commercial, civil, or rail construction company. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo jobsite, if not local to the San Mateo, California area. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management preferred. + Rail or civil construction experience highly desired. + Knowledge of CAD and Primavera a plus. + Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) QC Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified QC Engineer in the San Mateo, CA area. The primary role of the QC Engineer is to assist the QA/QC Program Manager with the planning and daily execution of the project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule as assigned by the QA/QC Program Manager, by managing the daily QA/QC tasks of materials, maintaining schedules and budgets. Essential Functions Shared time between office and field management operations may include: + safety meetings. + processing of submittals and request for information. + QC reports. + QC field inspections. + writing procedure. + QC audits. + subcontractor scheduling and coordination. + coordinating inspections. + compute punch list. + final inspection and turnover. Minimum Requirements + B.S Degree required. + Minimum of 5 plus years experience in a QA/QC role required. + Computer knowledge of office suite programs (excel, word, PowerPoint) is a minimum requirement. + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or construction management preferred. + Good understanding of specifications. + Ability to interface and effectively communicate with others. + Knowledge of Rail Electrification is a plus. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) OCS Field Engineer (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified OCS Field Engineer. This role will provide technical engineering information to company supervision and craft to insure construction work complies with all engineering standards. This position will consist of office and field work relating to the design, construction and testing of a 25kv OCS system on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project in San Mateo. This OCS system includes 51 miles of electrification on double track, including multi track areas (3 or more), stations and rail yards. Essential Functions + Interpret design/drawings for crafts installing material. + Research, recommend resolutions to drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interferences, and errors. + Verify all completed work complies with applicable codes, drawings, specifications. + Prepare and disseminate all required documentation records such as status reports, punch lists describing work items to be done, sketches of work already completed, material requirement calculations, etc., to supervisor. + May provide technical support and direction of project material control functions including implementation and operation of maintenance program. + Prepare spreadsheets, drawings and sketches to support construction work, change orders, estimates, etc. + Track production quantities for work performed. + Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction. + Provide assistance to Project Superintendent with all aspects of project. + Provide support to supervision and craft to ensure construction work complies with design drawing locations. + Perform tasks related to the collection and evaluation of data required to monitor and update project schedules. + Develop and update work plans and hazard analysis on tasks as needed. + Prepare Procurement Documentation and Subcontractor/Vendor Payment Applications. + Perform regular safety inspections as determined by project safety. + Attend meetings and assist with coordination between disciplines. Minimum Requirements + 4 year engineering degree or equivalent degree required. + Must be willing to work night and weekend shifts in addition to regular day shifts. + Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings & specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline. + Ability to perform trigonometric calculation either manually or with calculator. + Basic computer knowledge, excel, word required. Preferred Experience + Local qualified candidates highly encouraged to apply. + B.S. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management preferred. + Rail or civil construction experience highly desired. + Knowledge of CAD a plus. + Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Project Business Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a highly qualified Project Business Manager (Rail) in San Mateo, California. This position will manage and monitor job costs and analyze budgeted amounts for a construction project. Assure that all billable costs and change orders are handled properly and prepare financial reports to assure maximum profitability on our jobs. Essential Functions + Assemble and organize budget and cost data, develop analyses, monitor job costs and variances. + Assure that all billable costs and change orders are handled properly to assure maximum profitability on our jobs. + Manage all invoices so they are proper, certified by the owner, and that all billable costs are invoiced. + Review the job costing system to ensure all costs are properly recorded, and comparison of estimated to actual costs are communicated to the appropriate management personnel. + Work with Project Manager, Controller and others to assure profitability. This will be accomplished by providing up to date financial information and project status profitability reports and helping the Project Manager develop Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analyses as the job progresses in order to monitor key tasks and milestones. + Develop and prepare reports that compare actual results to plan and provide accurate information to operations management, accounting management and cost planning to provide a sound quantitative basis for management decisions. + Organize and assemble cost data, develop analyses and present cost information to management in such a manner that it is useful for decision-making purposes. + Prepare monthly financial reports for projects and other work pertaining to costs and service activities. + Undertake assigned special projects and cost analyses as specified by Project Manager or Controller. + Enter project estimates into Project Management Cost Tracking Software Programs. + Perform other duties as required. + Manage the day-to-day operation of the project office. Minimum Requirements + Four year business/accounting degree and two years of construction cost accounting experience or four years of construction cost accounting experience + Working knowledge of cost accounting software, construction/rail technology, and budget analysis Preferred Requirements + Four year business/accounting degree + Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply. + Relevant experience of transit construction or rail construction management highly preferred. + Effective communication skills. + Ability to operate effectively in the site environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) Environmental Health & Safety Representative (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), has been awarded a $697 million contract to undertake electrification of the 52-mile Caltrain rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose, laying the foundations for the future operation of high speed trains. BBR is seeking a qualified Environmental Health & Safety Representative (Rail) in San Mateo, California. As a member of the loss prevention team, this position is responsible for the implementation of the company’s safety and loss prevention programs. Ensures jobsite employees and subcontractors are trained in all safety programs and protocol, including federal/state regulations, in order to prevent accidents and/or injuries. Manages and mentors Loss Prevention Coordinators and Loss Prevention Managers. Essential Functions + Conducts new employee project orientation and basic training with Balfour Beatty and subcontractor employees. + Assists Loss Prevention and Operations in preparing safety related bid documents and project-specific safety programs. + Coordinates all Loss Prevention efforts on the project with the Project Manager and Superintendent. + Attends subcontractor preconstruction meetings, review task specific Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) and assist with planning for safety issues. + Assists with material and equipment acquisition for new project setup. + Conducts frequent inspections of projects and identifies current and future safety challenges. + Assists Loss Prevention in establishing and administering project safety recognition programs. + Prepares written reports of project inspections and assists project staff with correcting and preventing hazards. + Conducts project loss prevention audits. + Provides technical safety consulting services for projects and reviews preconstruction safety submittals. + Leads Loss Prevention and project staff with safety training at all levels. + Assists with establishing and maintaining a project crisis management plan. + Conducts accident investigations and assists with OSHA and environmental inspections. + Manages workers compensation claims including the return to work program. + Maintains project incident logs for all reported injuries, GL claims, WC claims, and OSHA recordable. + Assists Superintendent with sediment and erosion control and other environmental responsibilities to manage Hazardous Materials Storage areas, Fugitive Dust, Cal EPA requirements and more. Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering, environmental science, safety, industrial hygiene or similar related degree. + 5 plus years of experience, overseeing multiple areas, preferably in the construction or rail industry. + Must have Valid driver’s license. + Ability to work flexible work shifts, i.e., nights, weekends. + Must be proficient in the standard MicroSoft Office Suite of products. + Willing to relocate to Balfour Beatty San Mateo jobsite, if not local to the San Mateo, California area. Preferred Requirements + Local qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. + Demonstrated ability to assist with more than one project at a time. + Demonstrates accurate record keeping skills. + Demonstrates solid customer service skills and verbal/written skills. + Demonstrates the ability to be a team player and function in a fast-paced, changing environment. + Demonstrates the ability to mentor/train others. + Demonstrates leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective relationships with customers by meeting or exceeding their requirements and expectations. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO) GMP Day Shift Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
SBM Management is searching for a GMP Manager! The GMP Manager is responsible for managing activities within the assigned areas in the GMP program. This includes the company employees and other temporary employees engaged in the program. They must inspect areas, equipment, and working conditions to ensure compliance with sanitation, OSHA regulations and site specific SOPs. Focus will be on any and all necessary planning, supervision, budgeting, safety management, vendor and supply contacts, customer relations and other high level managerial or supervisory responsibilities. In addition, program development, education, training, promotion, and reporting are key components of the position. + Develops work schedules to ensure adequate service. + Prepares schedules for service personnel, assigns personnel to routes. + Inspects and evaluates physical condition of establishment for program compliance, i.e. safety, quality, and service. + Audits and maintains inventories supplies and equipment. + Investigates new and promotes improved equipment and methods. + Reviews customer requests for service to ascertain cause for service request, type of malfunction, and address with manager. + Implements organization policies and goals. + Facilitate budget requests to identify areas in which reductions can be made. + Inspects plant and evaluates use of space and facilities. + Assists with plans, budgets, and schedule modifications including cost estimates bid sheets and contracts. + Participate in the development of long-range plans, conceptual designs, and capital outlay requirements for program/process improvements. + Assists with coordination of program specifications, requirements for proposals and contracts, and associated documents. + Collects data for preparing estimates, labor hours, expenses, and other metrics. + Maintain a safe work environment for self and employees. + Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, such as, FLSA, OSHA, ADA, etc. + Directs supervisory management engaged in support of facilities programs + Acts as liaison between company, customers, clients, employees, and subcontractors. + Maintains contract and contractor status databases. + Reviews correspondence concerning contractors and responds as appropriate. + Establishes and maintains contact with contractors to ensure the smooth working of the contract process. + Conduct and attend meetings to communicate top down, and bottom up on a consistent real time basis, with customers, clients, and employees. + Assist with human resource concerns and issues. + Travel will be required for this position for multiple site programs. + Other duties may be assigned. + A minimum of two to three years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, such as an A.A. Degree with 2+ years experience or a Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.); with a minimum one year related experience and/or training in environment, management, urban planning and/or facilities operations. + Position requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. + In addition, the ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community would be necessary for this role. + An ability to communicate bi-lingual (English / Spanish) would be helpful in this role. + Position requires strong problem solving skills, ability to communication on multiple levels, apply effective, energetic solutions to complex business challenges + To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Available Shift: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm Compensation: The salary for this position is $55,000 - $70,000 depending on experience Job ID: 2018-6281 External Company Name: SBM Management Services, LP External Company URL: www.sbmmanagement.com Post End Date: 1/3/2019
          Executive Assistant to CEO (Biotech)      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-South San Francisco, South San Francisco biopharmaceutical company seeks experienced C-Level Executive Assistant to provide thorough administrative support to the CEO. The ideal candidate will be comfortable handling details of a highly confidential and critical nature, collecting and preparing information for use in meetings of executive personnel and external contacts as well as preparing presentation materials for
          (USA-CA-Vallejo) Marketing Communications Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Marketing Communications ManagerApply Description Role Summary The Marketing Communications Manager oversees the publicity, media relations, special event planning, social media content, crisis communications and community relations efforts for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor-Concord. Key Duties and Responsibilities P Develop and execute a strategic public relations plan P Prepare news releases, digital press kits, publicity programs and provide information in response to media inquiries P Oversee the parks organic social media messaging and work with the Marketing Manager to develop and deliver consistent, integrated messaging across all platforms of organic and paid social media P Direct and execute public relations strategy for all new ride openings, special events and other marketing programs P Serve as the official spokesperson for all parks and be on-call 24-7 P Oversee and manage park websites by maintaining a consistent message and accuracy of information P Manage, in conjunction with the Marketing Manager, the Six Flags App for all parks P Manage all sources of public information, including rack brochures, park maps and guides P Develop and maintain crisis management strategies and annual crisis management training P Initiate, develop and maintain close contacts with representatives of the news media in the Northern California market, in addition to at least eight other outer markets P Travel to outer markets, corporate events and other special destinations P Guide media photographers, video production crews and other special news/publicity staff when on-site at the park P Maintain photo and video archive and track news clips on a bi-weekly basis, including a corporate quarterly report P Develop and arrange press previews and conferences P Assist in development of all marketing communications and work with park management to achieve overall park objectives P Oversee community relations programs including organizing and executing charitable events, and establishing relationships with community, philanthropic and special interest groups P Monitor brand attributes for consistent messaging in all areas of park communications: internal and external P Establish and oversee annual communications department budget and monthly forecasts P Other duties as assigned ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS P Reports to the Director of Marketing and Sales P Oversees PR efforts for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor Concord P Manages an internal, seasonal intern SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS P BA or BS degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field P Minimum of five (5) years of PR, Media Relations or Marketing experience preferred P Excellent strategic and creative thinking capabilities, along with crisis management experience; special events administrative/development experience a plus P Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with digital editing skills required P Ability to make personal appearances, deliver presentations and speak to groups in casual and formal settings P Media relations experience in Northern California with an emphasis in the San Francisco and Sacramento DMAs P Theme park, entertainment or tourism related experience preferred, but not required P Proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with media and the community P Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Photoshop (basic), HTML (basic) and social media outlets P Ability to learn various proprietary software systems used within the company to manage expenses, track personnel schedules and others as needed P Love and compassion for animals P Willingness to be "on call" -- work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed during the park operating calendar ay! Park:Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
          (USA-CA-San Francisco) Finance Manager - eCommerce      Cache   Translate Page      
Our Company The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. It's a Question of Taste Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.Get a taste of what your career could be at kraftheinzcompany.com/careers. Job Description Role / Title + The eCommerce Finance Manager role provides financial counsel to the eCommerce sales team, concentrating on the Walmart and Last Mile (Instacart, Shipt, etc.) businesses + The Finance Manager will drive the following activities: + Customer profitability analysis, trade forecasting, and revenue mix analysis + Promotional planning and analysis of shopper marketing spend and in-market performance + Annual AOP process, monthly forecasting and month-end reporting, working closely with the Global Digital & Online Growth leadership team + Trade management projects and strategy implementation with revenue management and BU sales teams + Improvements to systems and methods of work/analysis, ensuring that the improvements are continuously adapted to business requirements + Ad-hoc analysis to support business needs + This role provides the candidate an opportunity to further develop planning, reporting and strategic thinking skills Qualifications: + Bachelor's degree in STEM, Finance or Accounting disciplines + Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Finance or related field + Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills and attention to detail + Strong understanding of internal systems and processes + Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills + Comfortable working in fast-paced, energetic environment that is constantly evolving EEO Statement Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance. Location(s)San Francisco - Market Center - Office The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.
          San Francisco Happy Hour with Dan the Automator      Cache   Translate Page      

Legendary hip-hop producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura talks about his unlikely path to hip-hop immortality and why he's owning his Asian-American identity now more than ever.

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          Headcoach gesteht: Redskins dachten an Kaepernick       Cache   Translate Page      

Und auch bei diesem Team wurden die Überlegungen nicht in die Tat umgesetzt. 

In einem Telefoninterview mit Journalisten hat der Headcoach der Washington Redskins, Jay Gruden, zugegeben, dass seine Franchise über eine Verpflichtung von Colin Kaepernick nachgedacht hat. Innerhalb des Teams habe man darüber "diskutiert und gesprochen", ob man Kaepernick zu einem Probetraining einladen sollte, sich dann aber dagegen entschieden. 

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Die Entscheidung wäre womöglich anders ausgefallen, wenn die Quarterback-Probleme bei Washington bereits in der ersten Woche der Saison aufgetreten wären. Dann hätte es laut Gruden eine "größere Möglichkeit" gegeben Kaepernick zu verpflichten. 

Quarterback Nummer drei bei Redskins am Start

Die Quarterback-Situation bei den Redskins ist desaströs. Im letzten Monat brach sich Starter Alex Smith das Bein, sein Ersatz Colt McCoy musste am vergangenen Spieltag die selbe Verletzung hinnehmen. Mittlerweile agiert der dritte Spielmacher, der als "Mr. Butt Fumble" bekannt gewordene Mark Sanchez, als Starting-Quarterback.

Die Redskins sind nicht die erste Franchise, die an eine Verpflichtung des 31-Jährigen gedacht, diese Überlegung aber nicht in die Tat umgesetzt hat. So äußerten vor einigen Monaten unter anderem die Seattle Seahawks ähnliche Gedanken.

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Nach seinen Hymnenprotesten gegen soziale Ungerechtigkeit und Polizeigewalt in Amerika wurde Kaepernick 2016 von den San Francisco 49ers entlassen. Seitdem wartet er vergeblich auf einen Job in einem NFL-Team.


          NFL RB Kareem Hunt: 'I deserve forgiveness' after assault video      Cache   Translate Page      

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has asked for forgiveness after the release of a video that shows him physically assaulting a woman in February.

The 2017 NFL rushing leader was released Friday by the Chiefs after a surveillance video posted by TMZ showed him kicking and shoving a woman during a late-night incident outside his Cleveland apartment.

"I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness," Hunt told ESPN. "Everything is really happening fast right now, and I just want everybody to forgive me.

"I know it's going to be hard. I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down."

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Hunt has been part of an ongoing investigation by the NFL since it became aware of the situation in February, the league confirmed in a statement.

Hunt admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident, but said he had not been questioned about it by the league.

"The Chiefs are right; I didn't tell them everything," he said on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" in an interview that he requested. "I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this.

"I really wish that I could just apologize to them, and let them know there (are) no hard feelings between me and the Chiefs, and I love the program, love the people there, and I just want to take this time and better myself and not let anything like this happen ever again."

The NFL said Tuesday that it requested surveillance video of the incident in February.

"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers," a league spokesman said. "In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property."

Cleveland Police Officer Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told CNN the league didn't make a formal request for police records or the surveillance video until Friday, the same day TMZ published the surveillance video.

The league placed Hunt on the NFL Commissioner Exemption List on Friday.

Hunt can be signed by another team, but won't be allowed to play until the conclusion of the investigation, which "will include a review of the new information that was made public on Friday ... as well as further conversations with all parties involved in the incident," the league said.

'We don't do those things'

The second-year player out of the University of Toledo is third in NFL touchdowns with 14 and eighth in rushing yards, despite missing the Chiefs' 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win.

"Those kinds of things are never easy,'' Reid said, adding that he wanted to avoid "a distraction" on the team.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was drafted alongside Hunt by the Chiefs in 2017, said the two "had a close relationship."

"I saw the stuff that happened," he added. "We don't do those things. At the same time I'm focused on our organization, the Chiefs. I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season."

Hunt's public apology and his openness to undergo counseling "if needed" may offer hope for a future in the NFL given the status of Reuben Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after an arrest for domestic violence.

Days later, the linebacker was claimed by the Washington Redskins, although he, too, will not be activated until a league investigation is concluded.

No charges have been filed against Hunt, but he admits he acted inappropriately that night.

"Honestly, I never met the girl before besides that one time," he recalled. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave. It's no excuse for me to act that way or to even put myself in that position.

"It was just a long night, and to be exact it don't really matter what happened," he said. "I was in the wrong, I could've ... (found) a way to de-escalate the whole situation.

"(There were) definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like, and that's not an excuse. ... That person in that video did not deserve that."

Despite being under investigation by the NFL for most of the year, Hunt said he only realized the severity of what happened after seeing the surveillance footage.

"When everybody else saw the video, that's when I saw the video, that's when the Chiefs saw the video," he said. "To see that, it's really tough, because I wish I would have handled it differently."


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          Graded on a Curve: Avengers, (s/t)      Cache   Translate Page      

The state of California produced a compelling batch of ‘70s punk treasures, and high in their number is the work of the Avengers. A key component in San Francisco’s initial wave, by 1979 they were done, with the majority of the band’s releases surfacing post-breakup. Avengers first appeared in ’83, subsequently drifting in and out […]

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          Estrenos España: 30 noviembre 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Por Manuel Barrero Iglesias


Entre dos aguas (España, 2018)
*TF RECOMIENDA*

2 horas, 16 minutos
Dirección: Isaki Lacuesta.
Reparto: Israel Gómez Romero, Francisco José Gómez Romero, Rocío Rendón, Yolanda Carmona, Lorrein Galea, Manuel González del Tanago.
Menciones principales:
-Mejor película y mejor actor Festival Mar de Plata.
-Mejor película Festival San Sebastián.
Distribuidora: BTeam.
SinopsisDoce años después de La leyenda del Tiempo, Isaki Lacuesta vuelve a San Fernando. Isra y Cheíto son dos hermanos que han tomado caminos muy diferentes en la vida. Cuando Isra sale de la cárcel y Cheíto termina una larga misión enrolado en la Marina, ambos regresan a la Isla de San Fernando. El reencuentro de los hermanos renovará el recuerdo de la muerte violenta de su padre cuando eran niños; la necesidad de retomar sus vidas y reconciliarse con ellos mismos les unirá de nuevo.


Crítica en El fondo del aire es rojo

Crítica en Videodromo

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Viudas (Reino Unido-Estados Unidos, 2018)

2 horas, 9 minutos
Dirección: Steve McQueen.
Reparto: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell.
Distribuidora: Fox.
SinopsisVIUDAS es la historia de cuatro mujeres con nada en común excepto una deuda heredada por las actividades criminales de sus difuntos maridos. Ambientada en el Chicago actual, en un tiempo de agitación, la tensión crece cuando Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) y Belle (Cynthia Erivo) deciden tomar las riendas de su destino y conspiran para forjarse un futuro con sus propias reglas.


Crítica en Tierra Filme

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Cadáver (Estados Unidos, 2018)

1 hora, 25 minutos
Dirección: Diederik Van Rooijen.
Reparto: Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic, Grey Damon, Louis Herthum, James A. Watson Jr..
Distribuidora: Sony.
SinopsisUn estremecedor exorcismo se vuelve incontrolable, cobrándose la vida de una joven. Meses después, mientras Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) trabaja en el turno de noche de la morgue, recibe un cadáver desfigurado. Sola y encerrada en los pasillos del sótano, Megan comienza a experimentar espeluznantes visiones, lo que le hace sospechar que el cuerpo que ha recibido está poseído por una despiadada fuerza demoníaca.


Crítica en Fuertecito no ve la tele
Crítica en Videodromo


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Durante la tormenta (España, 2018)

2 horas, 8 minutos
Dirección: Oriol Paulo.
Reparto: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Álvaro Morte, Javier Gutiérrez, Miquel Fernández, Nora Navas.
Distribuidora: Warner.
SinopsisUna interferencia entre dos tiempos provoca que Vera, una madre felizmente casada, salve la vida de un chico que vivió en su casa 25 años antes. Pero las consecuencias de su buena acción provocan una reacción en cadena que hace que despierte en una nueva realidad dónde su hija nunca ha nacido.


Crítica en Videodromo


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Los fantasmas de Ismael (Francia, 2017)

1 hora, 54 minutos
Dirección: Arnaud Desplechin.
Reparto: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, Alba Rohrwacher.
Menciones principales:
-2 nominaciones Lumiere Awards.
Distribuidora: La Aventura.
Sinopsis Cuando se prepara para rodar su siguiente película, la vida de Ismael sufre un vuelco con el regreso de un amor de hace veinte años.


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Genezis (Hungría, 2018)

2 horas
Dirección: Árpád Bogdán.
Reparto: Milán Csordás, Anna Marie Cseh, Eniko Anna Illesi, Lídia Danis, Zsolt Kovács.
Menciones principales:

-Premio especial del jurado Festival Sofia.
Distribuidora: Surtsey.
Sinopsis: Tres vidas se entrelazan en un país en ruinas sociales. Un niño que vive la persecución étnica que sacude Hungría. Una adolescente que intenta averiguar cuál es su lugar en el mundo y una abogada que no ha superado el fallecimiento de su hija. Las tres historias de GENEZIS están basadas en historias reales que ocurrieron en Hungría y cuyo nexo es la familia.


Crítica en Videodromo

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El Grinch (China-Estados Unidos-Japón-Francia, 2018)

1 hora, 26 minutos
Dirección: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier.
Reparto (voces): Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Tristan O'Hare.
Distribuidora: Universal.
Sinopsis: EL GRINCH lleva una solitaria vida en una cueva del Monte Crumpit con su fiel perro Max como única compañía. Con una guarida plagada de inventos e ingeniosos cachivaches para satisfacer todas sus necesidades diarias, el Grinch solo se deja ver por Villa Quién cuando se queda sin comida.
Cada año, en Navidad, los lugareños perturban su pacífica soledad con celebraciones cada vez más desmesuradas, luminosas y ruidosas. Cuando los Quién declaran que ese año van a preparar una Navidad el triple de grande, el Grinch se da cuenta de que solo hay un modo de recuperar algo de paz y silencio: robar la Navidad. Para ello, decide hacerse pasar por Santa Claus en Nochebuena, haciéndose con un reno muy peculiar para tirar de su trineo.
Mientras tanto, en Villa Quién, una dulce niña llamada Cindy-Lou, desbordante de espíritu navideño, planea con sus amigos atrapar a Santa Claus durante su visita en Nochebuena para darle las gracias por ayudar a su trabajadora madre. Sin embargo, a medida que se acerca la noche mágica, sus buenas intenciones amenazan con chocar con las del Grinch, mucho más perversas. ¿Logrará Cindy-Lou cumplir su deseo de conocer a Santa Claus? ¿Conseguirá el Grinch poner fin al jolgorio navideño de los Quién de una vez por todas?.




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El hombre que inventó la Navidad (Irlanda-Canadá, 2017)

1 hora, 44 minutos
Dirección: Bharat Nalluri.
Reparto: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow.
Menciones principales:


-Una nominación Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films USA.
-Una nominación Canadian Screen Awards.
Una nominación Irish Film and Television Awards.
Distribuidora: DeAPlaneta.
Sinopsis: En 1843, el célebre novelista británico Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) se encuentra en el punto más bajo de su carrera, acumulando tres novelas que fueron un fracaso y viendo como las deudas de su familia van en aumento. Decidido a recuperar su reputación, Dickens decide escribir una historia sobre la Navidad y autoeditarla en menos de dos meses. Es aquí donde nace uno de los personajes más icónicos de su carrera, Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), en un proceso creativo mágico que cambió la forma de entender la Navidad para siempre.  





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Quinqui Stars (España, 2018)
2 horas, 6 minutos
Dirección: Juan Vicente Córdoba.
Reparto: Ramsés Gallego, Mery Cuesta, Blondie, Ira Rap, Daniel Guzmán, Enrique San Francisco, José Sacristán, Rosario Flores, Paco Catalá, Agnès Varda, Bea Pelea.
Distribuidora: Syldavia.
SinopsisEn los años 70 y 80 en España, el gobierno y las autoridades dejaron de lado a una serie de barrios marginales. Los vecinos debieron adaptarse a este cambio, tratando de buscarse la vida por sí mismos y haciendo lo necesario para conseguirlo. Los jóvenes de ese entonces tuvieron que renunciar a una infancia normal, criándose en la calle y aprendiendo lo que ahí veían. Las consecuencias de esto seguirían a los personajes hasta su época adulta, donde aún pagan el precio. 


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Morir para contar (España, 2018)

1 hora, 27 minutos
Dirección: Hernán Zin.
Reparto: Hernán Zin.
Menciones principales:
-Mejor documental Montréal World Film Festival.
Distribuidora: 39 Escalones.
SinopsisEn 2012, Hernán Zin sufrió un incidente en Afganistán que cambiaría para siempre su vida. Los traumas acumulados durante 20 años de trabajo como reportero de guerra explotaron de repente. Empezaron la depresión, la soledad y  las conductas autodestructivas.
En busca de respuestas a lo sucedido, Hernán Zin entrevista a otros periodistas y les pregunta por sus traumas, sus pérdidas, sus miedos y sus familias.



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El amor menos pensado (Argentina, 2018)

2 horas, 16 minutos
Dirección: Juan Vera.
RepartoRicardo Darín, Mercedes Morán, Claudia Fontán, Andrea Pietra, Luis Rubio.
DistribuidoraFilmax.
SinopsisMarcos y Ana han estado casados durante veinticinco años. Cuando su único hijo se va de casa para comenzar su carrera universitaria en el extranjero, la pareja entra en una profunda crisis existencial.
Sin peleas de por medio, casi como si se tratara de un nuevo proyecto en común, deciden separarse. Lo que sería, lisa y llanamente, una separación de común acuerdo.
La vida de solteros, intensa y fascinante al principio, pronto les plantea nuevas preguntas e incertidumbres. Marcos y Ana, se interrogan a fondo sobre el amor, la naturaleza del deseo, la fidelidad, y toman una decisión que modificará sus vidas para siempre.


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Miriam miente (República Dominicana-España, 2018)

1 hora, 30 minutos
Dirección: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada.
RepartoDulce Rodríguez, Carolina Rohana, Pachy Méndez, Frank Perozo, Georgina Duluc.
Menciones principales:

-Premio Cima Festival Huelva.
-Mención especial jurado ecuménico Festival Karlovy Vary.
Distribuidora: Paco Poch.
SinopsisEl tranquilo mundo de una familia pequeñoburguesa empieza a desmoronarse cuando Miriam, de 14 años, conoce a su novio de internet. Mientras sus familiares y amigas preparan con entusiasmo la tradicional fiesta de los quince años, Miriam no sabe cómo explicar que su novio es negro.


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Tus desperdicios y otros manjares (España, 2018)

1 hora, 12 minutos
Dirección: Magda Calabrese, Richard Zubelzu.
RepartoPadre Ángel García.
SinopsisEste documental intenta mostrar la sociedad consumista española y los grandes desequilibrios que producen la cantidad desmesurada que se desperdicia, mientras millones de personas en el país no tienen suficiente comida para su día a día. A través de representantes de la industria alimentaria, ONGs, médicos, cocineros, comedores sociales, etc., descubriremos las causas y soluciones para este problema. 



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Hotel Explotación: Las Kellys (España, 2018)






1 hora, 30 minutos
Dirección: Georgina Cisquella.
Distribuidora: Begin Again Films.
SinopsisMás de doscientas mil mujeres trabajan como camareras de piso en España. Un trabajo tan fundamental como invisible en el sector de la hostelería. Hace año y medio, estas mujeres que limpian hoteles, conocidas como las Kellys, decidieron organizarse para reclamar sus derechos. Han sido víctimas de la externalización y muchas de ellas se han quedado fuera de las plantillas de los hoteles, sin derechos y expuestas al despido cuando están de baja. 






          Gymboree Group Commences Strategic Review Process to Reposition Company      Cache   Translate Page      

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gymboree Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "Gymboree Group"), the children's retailer known for providing high quality, comfortable clothing and accessories, today announced that it has initiated a comprehensive review of strategic options for its...


          Mons. Buenanueva: Dios está en camino      Cache   Translate Page      
En una nueva entrega de su columna semanal en el periódico “La Voz de San Justo”, el obispo de San Francisco, monseñor Sergio Osvaldo Buenanueva, reflexionó sobre el tiempo de Adviento que comienza.
          Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital buys programmatic ad firm MightyHive      Cache   Translate Page      
LONDON, Dec 4- Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital has agreed to buy San Francisco- based programmatic ad firm MightyHive for an enterprise value of $150 million, funded by the issue of new shares worth 74 million pounds. Sorrell said the deal marked an important second strategic step for his new company. "The peanut has now morphed into a coconut, and is growing and ripening,"...
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LONDON, Dec 3- Martin Sorrell's new company S4 Capital said on Monday it was in advanced talks to buy MightyHive, a San Francisco- based programmatic advertising group that partners with major brands. Sorrell, the founder of WPP, launched S4 Capital earlier this year after he left the world's biggest advertising group over a complaint of personal misconduct,...
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CA-San Francisco, Assist in development of current workflows and reporting tools for the Ads Optimization team. The current implementation uses basic servlet technology (no frameworks) and jQuery on the frontend. The main objectives for the next twelve months are to build out workflows in the UI, add automation and smart rules for basic optimization, provide tooling for automated reporting and insights generation,
          A New Cafe in Berkeley Serves California's Original Cuisine      Cache   Translate Page      
Jason LeCras

The first Ohlone restaurant in the Bay Area is a celebration of indigenous, precolonial ingredients—and a living culture.

 

If you went to grade school in the Bay Area, you probably spent the better part of a year learning about the Ohlone people—about their folklore, the houses they built out of tule reeds, and perhaps how their land was stolen away by white settlers. What might have got lost, however, is that the Ohlones are a living, breathing community—and, more to the point, the creators of delicious foods that present-day diners will enjoy eating.

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          Venta de Lote Hasta 200 mts. en Leandro N Alem      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Tarboro's Draughn announces retirement, community event       Cache   Translate Page      
Tarboro native Shaun Draughn, who played his college football at North Carolina and lasted six seasons in the NFL, most recently playing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, announced his official retirement from the NFL last week on Twitter and Instagram.
          The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is in a bind and can make 2 major deals to dig itself out, analyst says (MO)      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The cannabis producer Cronos Group confirmed Tuesday that it had held talks with the cigarette maker Altria about Altria taking a stake in the company.
  • Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Altria had held talks to take "a significant minority stake" in the e-cigarette startup Juul.
  • These two buyouts "should come as no surprise" because the cigarette maker needs innovations to offset its softer top-line growth, according to Cowen analysts.
  • Watch Altria trade live.

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, could dig itself out of a bind by investing in two companies, the marijuana grower Cronos Group and the e-cigarette startup Juul, according to Cowen analysts.

On Tuesday, Cronos confirmed that it was "engaged in discussions concerning a potential investment by Altria" but that "no agreement has been reached." And last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Altria had held talks to take "a significant minority stake" in Juul, a three-year-old e-cigarette company based in San Francisco.  

A deal with the two companies "should come as no surprise" because the cigarette maker needs innovations to offset its softer top-line growth, according to a group of Cowen analysts led by Vivien Azer.

"In the tobacco category, Altria faces similar structural headwinds, as volume pressure seems to be accelerating with the advent of meaningful vapor innovation that is finally resonating with consumers," Azer said in a note out Tuesday.

According to Azer, Altria's management in October told investors during its third-quarter earnings call that the secular decline in combustible cigarettes had accelerated driven by consumer transition to e-cigarettes. 

And Altria's efforts to enter the cannabis game "coincided with a rising interest among the major tobacco companies to explore the cannabis opportunity in the U.S.," Azer continued. For example. in June, the venture arm of the UK-based Imperial Brands invested in Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies, a biotech company working on research into active compounds in the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids.

"We have asserted since 2016 that cannabis would be a synergistic incremental growth driver for the tobacco industry given the opportunity to leverage IP around heat-not-burn and vapor technology," Azer said.

And Joseph Lusardi, CEO of the cannabis grower Curaleaf agrees.

"The most interesting part of this pending transaction is that it's the first time big-tobacco is making a strong foray into the cannabis space; something that people have been talking about since the 1980s," Lusardi told Business Insider in an email on Tuesday.

"As one of the largest US-based players in the legal cannabis space, we believe this will be the first of possible moves by other multi-national companies into the North American cannabis market. For big companies with limited growth prospects, it will be hard to ignore the cannabis sector."

Altria is now down 23% to $54.40 at Tuesday's close.

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Every other June, SFEMS hosts and presents the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX), an 8-day, international conclave, which in 2018 featured 18 main-stage... $50,000 a year
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          California lawmaker tries again to gradually ban gas cars      Cache   Translate Page      
SACRAMENTO — After an unsuccessful legislative effort this year that would have eventually banned the sale of new gas-powered cars in California, Assemblyman Phil Ting returned Monday with a more modest proposal he hopes will move the state toward the same goal. AB40, introduced by the San Francisco Democrat, asks the state Air Resources Board to come up with a “comprehensive strategy” by Jan. 1, 2021, to ensure all cars sold in the state are free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Ting’s proposals come as the federal government is preparing to move in the opposite direction on zero-emission cars.
          The ‘neo-banks’ are finally having their moment      Cache   Translate Page      
After the financial crisis 10 years ago, unhappy customers were expected to flee the megabanks for smaller competitors. It did not happen. And the big banks became even more entrenched. Now another wave of alternative banks are at it again, and they say they have learned from the mistakes of the upstart banks that tried — and failed — before them. San Francisco’s Chime, the biggest new name to pop up, has opened 2 million fee-free online checking accounts and is adding more customers each month than Wells Fargo or Citibank. That has inspired a crop of newer startups, like Empower, which started its first fee-free online checking accounts, with lots of digital bells and whistles, in October.
          Les McCann - Les McCann Ltd. In San Francisco (Reissued 2012) (1961)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          8th Annual Tricycle Records Compilation arrives on Friday      Cache   Translate Page      

Long-standing San Francisco music label Tricycle Records is set to release their annual compilation, a collection of tracks from Tricycle-affiliated artists that made their mark in the past year, on […]

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          Madison Bumgarner Trade Rumors: Phillies, Brewers Interested in Giants Ace      Cache   Translate Page      
San Francisco Giants left-handed starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner could be on the move, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network: A three-time World Series champion, Bumgarner has never had an ERA higher than 3...
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At its annual Winterfest, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition takes stock and vows to continue the fight for protected bike lanes on Valencia, Howard, Townsend, Embarcadero and the Oakland Bay Bridge
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There are periods when charges are well value the price. One is retaining an IRS Tax Attorney online or locally. When you are in trouble with the IRS or being audited, the one thing that you do not...
          Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, Blackphone, and PGP Corp, has left his senior security role at Apple to take a job at the ACLU (Joseph Menn/Reuters)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, Blackphone, and PGP Corp, has left his senior security role at Apple to take a job at the ACLU  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A senior Apple Inc security expert left for a much lower-paying job at the American Civil Liberties Union this week …


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San Francisco-based performance management startup 15Five , whose mission is to torpedo annual performance reviews for workers and...
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6 декабря жители Эквадора празднуют День основания столицы — города Сан-Франциско де Кито (San Francisco de Quito) или, в наиболее употребляющемся варианте — Кито (Quito). Днем основания города считают 6 декабря 1534 года, когда испанский...
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You guys! I quit! I officially quit my job as a corporate controller and holy hell, I never thought this day would come. Last Thursday was my official last day working as a controller for a fintech company in San Francisco, and I’m not sad about it one bit. Today ...

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          (USA-CA-San Francisco) Solution Specialist- Dynamics Business Apps for Healthcare Vertical      Cache   Translate Page      
With 23,200+ employees globally, Microsoft Digital, Services, and Success is one of the company’s largest groups, serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. Simply put, we help customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments by delivering their voices back to our business groups to make our technology even better—and by accelerating their transformation journeys to become digital businesses. For more information, visit www.aka.ms/LearnAboutDigitalTransformation. Join us and be one who empowers billions! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact on how people work and live all over the world. **Responsibilities** The focus of the SSSP role is to develop & close Dynamics Business Applications opportunities that enable customer outcomes in the Health and Life Sciences industry sector. Key accountabilities include: Dynamics Business Applications Leadership • Develop strategy for identifying, driving & closing Dynamics Business Applications opportunities for your assigned territory, working with the Services Account Executive (SE) for Microsoft Services account planning & with the Enterprise Commercial Account Executive (AE), where there is no SE, to ensure alignment & input to the overall account plan • Hunt for new Dynamics opportunities, leveraging the Services account-aligned team & Specialist Team Unit (STU) to help build pipeline Execution • Qualify, drive & close Dynamics opportunities that will accelerate the customer’s digital transformation, intentionally driving the sales plays prioritized for your area • Ensure customer satisfaction, managing, escalating, and/or orchestrating sales and delivery success through the AE, Services account-aligned team & Pursuit Leads • Meet or exceed revenue & core priority targets, executing in accordance with prescribed Microsoft methods, processes and tools Skills Profile • Digital Transformation Driver – Ability to: Break out of IT to Engage Business Decision Makers (BDMs) as well as Technical Decision Makers; Influence stakeholders across the organization; & ability to Inspire BDMs to Pursue Transformational solutions, making new connections & influencing through Social Selling • Solution Area Expert – Ability to: Create case for Customer Change; Translate Enterprise Services Go-To- Market approach & solutions into Customer Business Impact; & ability to Articulate Dynamics Subject Matter Expertise & Differentiate competitor solutions • Deal Orchestrator – Ability to: Orchestrate deal team to ensure success through effective collaboration & communication with the virtual team & leveraging people, processes & tools effectively to accelerate deal velocity • Solution Area Hunter – Ability to: Hunt for new Dynamics opportunities; Work in partnership across multiple solution area v-teams; & Reliably meet or exceed revenue & deal accountabilities **Qualifications** Key Experience, Skills, Knowledge & Education Required: Proven sales success & expertise in selling Dynamics Business Applications projects & advisory services at the executive level (VP & above) Dynamics solutions knowledge & experience in on-premise and Dynamics 365 solutions sales Industry experience in the Health & Life Sciences – Payors, Providers and Pharmaceuticals Track record of consistently meeting or exceeding sales targets Executes recognized sales methods, processes and tools Sales & business background, with 7+ years of technology-related experience Bachelor’s degree with exposure to Information Technology (or equivalent) Open to 50-75% Travel Location open to any Major Metro City Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
          (USA-CA-San Francisco) MAC 3rd Key- 32 hours- MAC Fillmore- San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
**MAC 3rd Key- 32 hours- MAC Fillmore- San Francisco, CA** **Brand:** MAC **Description** **Position Summary:** We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Key Holder to support the Store Manager and Assistant Manager to ensure the smooth efficient running of the Store. You will use your outstanding coaching and mentoring skills to lead by example, modelling the behaviors that the sales team need to demonstrate in order to provide inspirational, authentic and personalized customer service to achieve all sales and customer service targets. You will also use your flair for retail and cash handling experience to carry out essential start and end of day cash reconciliation as will also have responsibility for opening and closing the store on a rotational basis. If you are an ambitious self-starter, with previous retail experience, looking for your first supervisory experience then this is the perfect role for you and the first step towards a long term and fulfilling career with a leader in prestige beauty. With a culture that values diversity of thought and people, we offer progressive career opportunities, outstanding training and development and a competitive remuneration and benefits package. **Qualifications** + Proven retail experience preferably within cosmetics + The ability to provide inspirational, authentic and personalized customer service + While not essential, previous retail operations experience including cash reconciliation and opening and closing the store is desirable + Previous supervisory experience including coaching/mentoring others to achieve sales and customer service targets is desirable + Ability to work retail hours including days, nights, weekends and special events in a fast-paced work environment + Previous experience with retail point-of-sale software + Applicants must be able to provide proof of right to live and work in the country if invited to attend for interview **Job:** Retail - Store **Primary Location:** Americas-US-CAA-San Francisco **Job Type:** Standard **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** 1st (Day) Shift **Job Number:** 1820582 We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
          Review: The Winter Long      Cache   Translate Page      

Review: The Winter Long, by Seanan McGuire

Series: October Daye #8
Publisher: DAW
Copyright: 2014
ISBN: 1-101-60175-2
Format: Kindle
Pages: 368

This is the eighth book in the October Daye series and leans heavily on the alliances, friendship, world-building, and series backstory. This is not the sort of series that can be meaningfully started in the middle. And, for the same reason, it's also rather hard to review without spoilers, although I'll give it a shot.

Toby has had reason to fear Simon Torquill for the entire series. Everything that's happened to her was set off by him turning her into a fish and destroying her life. She's already had to deal with his partner (in Late Eclipses), so it's not a total surprise that he would show up again. But Toby certainly didn't expect him to show up at her house, or to sound weirdly unlike an enemy, or to reference a geas and an employer. She had never understood his motives, but there may be more to them than simple evil.

I have essentially struck out trying to recommend this series to other people. I think everyone else who's started it has bounced off of it for various reasons: unimpressed by Toby's ability to figure things out, feeling the bits borrowed from the mystery genre are badly done, not liking Irish folklore transplanted to the San Francisco Bay Area, or just finding it too dark. I certainly can't argue with people's personal preferences, but I want to, since this remains my favorite urban fantasy series and I want to talk about it with more people. Thankfully, the friends who started reading it independent of my recommendation all love it too. (Perhaps I'm cursing it somehow?)

Regardless, this is more of exactly what I like about this series, which was never the private detective bits (that have now been discarded entirely) and was always the maneuverings and dominance games of faerie politics, the comfort and solid foundation of Toby's chosen family, Toby's full-throttle-forward approach to forcing her way through problems, and the lovely layered world-building. There is so much going on in McGuire's faerie realm, so many hidden secrets, old grudges, lost history, and complex family relationships. I can see some of the shape of problems that the series will eventually resolve, but I still have no guesses as to how McGuire will resolve them.

The Winter Long takes another deep look at some of Toby's oldest relationships, including revisiting some events from Rosemary and Rue (the first book of the series) in a new light. It also keeps, and further deepens, my favorite relationships in this series: Tybalt, Mags and the Library (introduced in the previous book), and of course the Luidaeg, who is my favorite character in the entire series and the one I root for the most.

I've been trying to pinpoint what I like so much about this series, particularly given the number of people who disagree, and I think it's that Toby gets along with, and respects, a wide variety of difficult people, and brings to every interaction a consistent set of internal ethics and priorities. McGuire sets this against a backdrop of court politics, ancient rivalries and agreements, and hidden races with contempt for humans; Toby's role in that world is to stubbornly do the right thing based mostly on gut feeling and personal loyalty. It's not particularly complex ethics; most of the challenges she faces are eventually resolved by finding the right person to kick (or, more frequently now, use her slowly-growing power against) and the right place to kick them.

That simplicity is what I like. This is my comfort reading. Toby looks at tricky court intrigues, bull-headedly does the right thing, and manages to make that work out, which for me (particularly in this political climate) is escapism in the best sense. She has generally good judgment in her friends, those friends stand by her, and the good guys win. Sometimes that's just what I want in a series, particularly when it comes with an impressive range of mythological creations, an interesting and slowly-developing power set, enjoyable character banter, and a ton of world-building mysteries that I want to know more about.

Long story short, this is more of Toby and friends in much the same vein as the last few books in the series. It adds new depth to some past events, moves Toby higher into the upper echelons of faerie politics, and contains many of my favorite characters. Oh, and, for once, Toby isn't sick or injured or drugged for most of the story, which I found a welcome relief.

If you've read this far into the series, I think you'll love it. I certainly did.

Followed by A Red-Rose Chain.

Rating: 8 out of 10


          Report: Phillies reach out to Giants about Bumgarner      Cache   Translate Page      
After losing starting pitcher Patrick Corbin to the Washington Nationals, the Philadelphia Phillies clearly aren’t content sitting on their hands. Per MLB.com‘s Jon Morosi, the Phillies have talked to the San Francisco Giants about starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Just about a week ago, Morosi noted the clubs had had “preliminary talks,” about the ace. After that, Fancred‘s […]
          US law against some statements to immigrants is struck down      Cache   Translate Page      
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A U.S. appeals court has struck down a federal immigration law that opponents warned could be used to criminalize a wide range of statements involving people in the country illegally. The law made it a felony for people to encourage an immigrant to enter or live in the U.S. if they […]
          Kiara Romero espera por cirugía; médicos buscan equipos adecuados      Cache   Translate Page      



La comunicadora y actriz Kiara Romero continúa este martes recibiendo atenciones médicas en el Centro de Diagnóstico Medicina Avanzada y Telemedicina (Cedimat), a donde fue trasladada el pasado viernes para tratar las fracturas sufridas tras haber caído del tercer piso de un edificio de apartamentos en San Francisco de Macorís.



Según informaciones obtenidas por Diario Libre la mujer de 29 años espera la mañana de hoy por una cirugía de osteosíntesis, que consiste en un procedimiento quirúrgico en el que se unen los fragmentos de un hueso fracturado mediante la utilización de elementos metálicos, la que se ha pospuesto por la inflamación sufrida debido a los golpes. Aún están buscando el material adecuado a su condición de salud.



La familia de Kiara prohibe dar declaraciones sobre su estado al equipo médico, para no afectar el proceso de recuperación de la figura pública.



Romero sufrió fractura en ambos pies y politraumatismo en la cabeza, de acuerdo con el diagnóstico médico que le ofreció un centro de salud de esa provincia, donde fue recluida tras sufrir los golpes.

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Mike Klis ‏Verified account @MikeKlis 16h16 hours ago A Star is rising: No. 30 Phillip Lindsay jerseys are flying off the racks. There were 40...
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por noramu (Publicado Mié Dic 05, 2018 12:18 am)
Creo que 16 horas con escala a San Francisco.

¿Conoces alguna buena receta de solomillo de cerdo con gorgonzola?



          Corporate Paralegal      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Burlingame, job summary: Looking for an exciting change of scenery? We are a leading provider of advanced cloud-based trading technology and are currently seeking a motivated and experienced full time Corporate Paralegal to join our company headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced workplace that attracts passionate professionals looking to advance their careers by joining a l
          (USA-CA-San Francisco) Client Service Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**Your role:** Are you truly service oriented? Do you know how to take care of people? We’re looking for someone like that who can provide operational and administrative support to financial advisors. You’ll: – keep management systems up-to-date with client information – educate clients on account services and capabilities – help with the preparation of reports and other materials for client meetings – collect the right documentation for opening new accounts and service requests – plan team marketing events and maintain marketing materials – provide the team with a detailed calendar of activities **What we offer:** Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance. Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us). **Take the next step:** Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now. **Disclaimer / Policy Statements:** UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. **Your team:** You’ll be working as part of Private Wealth Management Americas. We help high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals and families meet their financial goals through financial advisors who deliver products and services specifically designed for them. **Your expertise:** You have: – a college degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting required – 1-3 years of client service experience – series 7 and 66 licenses or obtained within 6 months of hire, for which UBS will sponsor the new hire – excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite and other technologies – good written and verbal communication skills – general knowledge of capital markets preferred You are: – an excellent communicator, with solid interpersonal skills – detail oriented (nothing gets past you) – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Other details: – Hours 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, PST – The position does not support H1B visa applications **About us:** Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world. We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us? **Your colleagues:** **Job Reference #:** 185374BR **Business Divisions:** Global Wealth Management **Title:** Client Service Associate **City:** San Francisco **Job Type:** Full Time **Country / State:** United States - California **Function Category:** Business management, administration and support, Finance
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La Coordinación de Juegos de Azar de la Municipalidad capitalina realizó ayer un operativo de incautación de máquinas tragamonedas en el barrio San Francisco de Viñas Cue. La Ley 4716/12, en su Artículo 17º, establece como hecho punible la tenencia y explotación de juegos de azar, sin el permiso pertinente.
          The Marsh San Francisco Announces Talkback For A HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II: THE D-DAY INVASION TO THE FALL OF BERLIN      Cache   Translate Page      

Professor and war and peace expert Anthony D'Agostino of San Francisco State University will join actor John Fisher for an insightful, free talkback following the 8:30pm, Saturday, December 8 performance of A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at The Marsh San Francisco. An expert on the history of Russia - including the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, and the history of Europe during the World Wars - guest speaker Professor D'Agostino will bring a unique perspective on the War for Bay Area audience members following the December 8 performance of Fisher's show. A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin is currently playing now through December 15, 2018 with performances 8:00pm Thursdays and 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).

With a great deal of his work focusing on the Russian revolution and its impact on the world, Professor Anthony D'Agostino has published one of the most detailed histories of the fall of Soviet Communism in the era of Gorbachev. Specializing in war and peace issues among the great states in the history of world politics, he is most familiar with the history of Russia. Professor D'Agostino is currently embarking on a world history of the U.S. era of globalization while also commenting frequently on world politics for Bay Area radio stations.

Multi award-winning actor/playwright and Theatre Rhinoceros Artistic Director John Fisher takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of the past with his acclaimed solo show A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at The Marsh San Francisco. Offering a compendium of facts about WWII from the bungled plot to assassinate Hitler ("A mess! Organized by a bunch of loser bureaucrats!") to the big secret - how the Russians won the war for us ("They did all the work!"), this lauded production also surveys the best books on the topic, as well as the most attractive generals who fought the battles and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. Capturing the Best Actor award from the 2017 United Solo Festival, this highly entertaining work also demonstrates how WWII helped Fisher win boyhood battles with his older brother.

A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin was developed at Theatre Rhinoceros, the world's longest-running continuously producing professional queer theater, and the United Solo Festival in New York City, the world's largest solo theatre festival. In 2017, Fisher was named Best Actor at New York's United Solo Festival for his performance of this show. Before coming to The Marsh San Francisco, Fisher performed A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at the Pangea in New York City, one of the premiere venues for solo performances in Manhattan. Both a rollicking ride and a cautionary tale, this vivid work offers a deeper look into obsession with violent things and where that can lead.


The Marsh is known as "a breeding ground for new performance." It was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and now annually hosts more than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company's two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading outlet for solo performers, The Marsh's specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling at its simplest and purest." The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of Bay Area's best intimate theaters, calling it "one of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible."


          Pianist Jeremy Denk To Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty      Cache   Translate Page      

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of pianist Jeremy Denk to its faculty. A friend of the Conservatory--Denk performed at SFCM's 2016 gala--he will lead a piano studio beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, joining other piano department instructors at SFCM including Paul Hersh, Sharon Mann, Corey McVicar, Yoshikazu Nagai, Jon Nakamatsu, and Garrick Ohlsson

"Jeremy Denk is the one of the definitive artists, teachers, and minds of his generation," says SFCM President David H. Stull. "His capacity to excel in multiple modes of artistic work is unparalleled and serves as an inspiration to all of us. I am honored to welcome him to SFCM and look forward to his tremendous work with our students."

Jeremy Denk is one of America's foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy St. Martin in the Fields, and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. In 2014, Denk served as Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival. He is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises for its "arresting sensitivity and wit."

The pianist's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Guardian, and on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. One of his New Yorker contributions, "Every Good Boy Does Fine," forms the basis of a book for future publication by Random House in the US, and Macmillan in the UK. Recounting his experiences of touring, performing, and practicing, his blog, Think Denk, was recently selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress web archives. In 2012, Denk made his Nonesuch debut with a pairing of masterpieces old and new: Beethoven's final Piano Sonata, Op. 111, and Ligeti's Études.

The album was named one of the best of 2012 by The New Yorker, NPR, and Washington Post, and Denk's account of the Beethoven sonata was selected by BBC Radio 3's Building a Library as the best available version recorded on modern piano. Denk has a long-standing attachment to the music of American visionary Charles Ives, and his recording of Ives's two piano sonatas featured in many "best of the year" lists. Jeremy Denk graduated from Oberlin College, Indiana University, and the Juilliard School.


          ODC/Dance Presents The World Premiere Of WORLD'S ON FIRE By Kate Weare & Brenda Way      Cache   Translate Page      

ODC/Dance, San Francisco's internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, is pleased to present the world premiere of World's on Fire, an evening-length work that tackles issues of kinship, belief, suffering, love, and the will to survive. Performances run March 7-10, 2019 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Featuring choreography by ODC Resident Choreographer Kate Weare, World's on Fire is co-directed by Weare and ODC Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way. Also collaborating with the choreographers is composer, arranger and musician Jeff Kazor, who leads the celebrated Old Time band, The Crooked Jades.

The five members of The Crooked Jades perform live onstage, working their magic within the lineage of Old Time music. They are integrated seamlessly into the performance, communicating, moving and interacting with each other and ODC's nine dancers.

"When I saw The Crooked Jades perform, I was struck by the inclusive quality of their music, how they gathered the audience into an intimate, unselfconscious space through the nature of their playing," says Weare.

In World's on Fire the dancers, musicians and audience become one community.

On her interest in working on this piece Way says, "I wanted to look more deeply into our 'heartland culture.' To what extent can we understand the turmoiland dissatisfaction of ruralpopulations as they see their way of life disintegrating? Condescension cannot be part of the conversation."

ODC's Home Season also includes its annual Spring Fundraiser, "ODC Dance Around Town Gala," on Friday, March 8, 2019at the St. Regis at 6pm. The luminary evening will include a pre-performance dinner, a performance of World's on Fire, and an after-party. Proceeds support ODC's creation of innovative new work. More information is at www.odc.dance/gala.

As part of ODC Dance Around Town, the company also reprises ODC Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson's Path of Miracles at Grace Cathedral for a limited run, Feb 28 - March 2, 2019 The acclaimed site-specific performance is inspired by British composer Joby Talbot's a cappella score on the famed Catholic pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago. It was created in collaboration with San Francisco's 17-member vocal ensemble, Volti. About ODC/Dance The ODC/Dance Company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique and numerous groundbreaking collaborations, balanced with its commitment to accessibility and inclusive dance experiences for all community members through its school and extensive outreach. Comprised of nine world-class dancers, the company performs its imaginative repertory for more than 50,000 people annually. Two annual home seasons in San Francisco include Dance Downtown and the holiday production,

The Velveteen Rabbit. Recent highlights include appearances at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music Next Wave Festival in New York, MODAFE Festival in Seoul Korea, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Royce Hall at UCLA and in past years, standing-room-only engagements in Europe, Russia, and Asia. Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC is known nationally for entrepreneurial savvy and was the first modern dance company in the United States to build a home facility, the ODC Theater. In 2005, ODC expanded its campus to include the ODC Dance Commons, which houses ODC/Dance, ODC/School, a Pilates studio, Robin's Cafe, and a Healthy Dancers' Clinic.


          ODC Theater Announces 2019 Season      Cache   Translate Page      

ODC Theater, part of the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced its 2019 Season, a program demonstrating the organization's commitment to fostering new performance and to introducing the work of esteemed artists from across the globe to new audiences.

Highlights of next year's season include new works by Bay Area veterans KatieFaulkner and Risa Jaroslow, as well as West Coast premieres of major projects by New York-based artists Adia Whitaker and Tere O'Connor. Larry Arrington, a member of ODC Theater's new cohort of Resident Artists, will take audiences behind the scenes of a work-in-process in ODC's Theater Unplugged series. And this May, the annual Walking Distance Dance Festival features West Coast choreographers including Mary Armentrout, d. Sabela grimes, Kinetech Arts, Barak Marshall and ODC's flagship dance company, ODC/Dance.

"This edition of the Walking Distance Dance Festival, with outdoor and roving performances, as well as dance presentations across ODC's two-building campus, invites deep listening both within the body and across landscapes and public space," said ODC Theater Director Julie Potter. "More broadly, the 2019 Theater Season proposes imaginative worlds and strategies for our times: rituals for navigating uncertainty, perspectives on labor and dignity, embodied song for healing and undoing habits, and dance as a way of knowing."

In 2019, ODC Theater is also proud to partner with Hope Mohr Dance's Bridge Project, the Merce Cunningham Trust and SFMOMA's Open Space in celebration of the centennial of Cunningham's birth. Considered among the most important choreographers of all time, Cunningham was active for over 70 years. ODC Theater joins numerous theaters and organizations around the world in a yearlong series of events in honor of Cunningham and his legacy. Under the direction of Mohr's Bridge Project, 10 Bay Area artists will create new work in response to Cunningham's repertory.

A chronological list of ODC Theater's 2019 Season follows. For more information, visit odc.dance.

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ODC/DANCE UNPLUGGED

February 1

Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

Studio B, ODC Dance Commons

ODC's Unplugged series is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. In this edition, ODC's flagship company, ODC/Dance, will focus on Path of Miracles, choreographed by ODC/Dance Co-Director KT Nelson. The work was created in collaboration with San Francisco-based choral group Volti, and this behind-the-scenes showing will unearth the process of making dance on non-dancers.

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ODC/Dance was one of the first American companies to incorporate a postmodern sensibility, with an appreciation for pedestrian movement, into a virtuosic contemporary dance technique, and to commit major resources to interdisciplinary collaboration and musical commissions for the repertory.

LITTLE SEISMIC DANCE COMPANY

Divining (world premiere)

February 14 - 16

Thursday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

Katie Faulkner founded little seismic dance company in 2006 as a vehicle for her own choreographic inventions. A former Resident Artist at ODC Theater, Faulkner has also held prestigious residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Rauschenberg Residency and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, among others. Her latest project, Divining, draws inspiration from rituals from around the world, examining "the state of insecurity that compels us to ritualize behavior, as well as the various states that emerge in response to ritual itself: meditation or prayer; connections felt to the past and to the future; and degrees of assurance from the belief that these practices provide answers." Divining features a quartet of dancers including Alex Carrington, Chin-chin Hsu, Tara McArthur and Suzette Sagisi.

RISA JAROSLOW & DANCERS

At Your Service (world premiere)

February 21 - 23

Thursday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

At Your Service is Risa Jaroslow & Dancers' third presentation at ODC Theater since Jaroslow moved to the Bay Area from New York in 2013. Her debut at ODC in 2015 included the West Coast premiere of Resist/Surrender, a production which was later nominated for an Izzy Award for Best Revival. For her newest project, a collaboration with vocalist and composer Amy X Neuburg, Jaroslow shines a light on "the underappreciated among us" - the teachers, nurses, firefighters, home caregivers and restaurant waitstaff - asking, How do we all serve one another? Performers include Emily Daly, Sydney Franz, Anna Greenberg, Kevin Lopez and Scott Marlowe.

WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL

May 12 - 19

ODC Theater's signature dance festival returns with a week of performances featuring works by West Coast choreographers including ODC's own Kimi Okada, who returns with Canine Comfort, which features a cast of dogs alongside ODC's dancers. With events occupying ODC's two-building campus and the surrounding neighborhood, the Festival's eclectic programming includes works from a range of influences - Gaga, physical theater, street dance, biometrics and site-specific "technology / embodiment puzzles." Featured artists include the San Francisco-based intermedia collective Mary Armentrout Dance Theater; 2014 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow d. Sabela grimes; Kinetech Arts, a member of ODC Theater's newest cohort of resident artists; and Barak Marshall, the former house choreographer of Batsheva Dance Company.

AMY SEIWERT'S IMAGERY

SKETCH 9 (world premieres)

July 18 - 21

Thursday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

This summer brings the ninth iteration of ODC Home Company Amy Seiwert's Imagery's celebrated SKETCH Series, an annual creative laboratory providing a safe place for risk-taking in ballet-based choreography. During an intensive five-week rehearsal period, three choreographers will each create a new ballet for the company. Original works by Amy Seiwert, Artistic Fellow Ben Needham-Wood and Chicago-based choreographer Stephanie Martinez explore new potentials on using projection as a theatrical lighting source, stepping out of the traditional mindset of how to light a ballet. SKETCH 9 is co-presented by Amy Seiwert's Imagery and ODC Theater.

ODC/DANCE

SUMMER SAMPLER

July 25 - 27, August 1 - 3

Thursday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

Delight in the exuberance of summer with a selection of spirited ODC/Dance repertory works - and one world premiere - representing all four of ODC's choreographers: Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada and Kate Weare.

ODC THEATER UNPLUGGED

August 29

Thursday @ 8 p.m.

ODC's Unplugged series is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. This edition features a work-in-progress by ODC Theater Resident Artist Larry Arrington titled No Quarter. A folk dance, No Quarter explores "the shadow side and spiritual underpinnings of Eurocentric cultural tenets through a long lens of time."

À?? DANCE THEATRE COLLECTIVE

Have K(NO!)w Fear, A Bluessical (West Coast premiere)

October 17 - 19

Thursday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

À?? Dance Theatre Collective is a neo-folkloric performance ensemble drawing on traditions of the African diaspora. Under the direction of Adia Tamar Whitaker, originally from San Francisco, the Brooklyn-based company has performed throughout the New York region and toured several times to the Bay Area over the last 18 years. Whitaker, who has traveled and studied extensively throughout the Caribbean, Brazil and West Africa, teaches Afro-Haitian dance workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. Next fall ODC Theater will present the West Coast premiere of Whitaker's Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical, a performance of ritual dance theater that the artist calls an "undoing spell to untie all the knots that choke the future" including "natural disasters, systematic oppression and forced migration." The evening will also screen an original film by Whitaker addressing the problem of police brutality.

HOPE MOHR DANCE'S BRIDGE PROJECT

Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce at 100 (world premieres)

November 8 - 9

Friday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

The Bridge Project is the curatorial arm of ODC Home Company Hope Mohr Dance, which approaches curating as a form of community organizing to facilitate equity-driven cultural conversations that cross discipline, geography and perspective. Next year The Bridge Project presents Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce at 100, a collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, ODC Theater and SFMOMA's Open Space as part of the international celebration of the Cunningham centennial. The Bay Area Merce project has commissioned 10 Bay Area artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to study with former Cunningham dancers Rashaun Mitchell and SilasRiener, creating new works of art in response. These works will be presented alongside excerpts of Cunningham repertory by Bay Area dancers. The commissioned artists are Sofia Cordova, Maxe Crandall, Alex Escalante, Christy Funsch, Julie Moon, Jenny Odell, Nicole Peisl, Danishta Rivero, Dazaun Soleyn and Sophia Wang. SFMOMA's Open Space will commission an online series, and convene discursive events in conjunction with the workshops and performances.

TERE O'CONNOR DANCE

Long Run (West Coast premiere)

November 14 - 16

Thursday - Saturday @ 8 p.m.

Tere O'Connor has been making dances for 35 years, touring nationally and internationally. The award-winning choreographer has also created numerous works for other dance companies including the Lyon Opera Ballet and White Oak Dance Project, and a solo for Mikhail Baryshnikov, titled Indoor Man. His many honors include a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a 2009 United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship and a 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2014 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

ODC Theater will present the West Coast premiere of O'Connor's Long Run (2017), a major new work which "pushes the emotional content of O'Connor's movement to new physical extremes, allowing time-based elements like polyrhythms, velocity and duration to become critical forces, overtaking the eight performers as they struggle to bring their bodies into a state of calm."

ODC Theater participates in the creation of new works through commissioning, presenting, mentorship and space access; it develops informed, engaged and committed audiences; and it advocates for the performing arts as an essential component to the region's economic and cultural development. The Theater is the site of over 120 performances a year involving nearly 1,000 local, regional, national and International Artists.

Since 1976, ODC Theater has been the mobilizing force behind countless San Francisco artists and the foothold for national and international touring artists seeking debut in the Bay Area. The Theater, founded by Brenda Way and currently under the direction of Julie Potter, has earned its place as a cultural incubator by dedicating itself to creative change-makers, those leaders who give the Bay Area its unmistakable definition and flare. Nationally known artists Spaulding Gray, Diamanda Galas, Bill T. Jones, Eiko & Koma, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Karole Armitage, Sarah Michelson, Brian Brooks and John Heginbotham are among those whose first San Francisco appearance occurred at ODC Theater. For more information about ODC Theater and all its programs visit www.odc.dance.


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Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco want to change the way we think of Fentanyl. In a paper published Tuesday, they called it a “contaminant, and a poison in the heroin stream."
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          USA : Marriott workers just ended the largest hotel strike in US history: Housekeepers in San Francisco will get a $4 hourly raise      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Strange Fruit #242: White Guys Teaching White Guys To Be Less Racist      Cache   Translate Page      
When we talk about racism and sexism, we often talk about women and people of color. But what does it mean to be an informed, empathetic, white man? That's the question posed by a series of workshops in San Francisco called "Stepping Up." Unlike many diversity and inclusion programs, this one is specifically designed for white men, and lead by white men. During the sessions, students can ask questions anonymously through an app, to lessen the fear of asking or saying something racist or sexist. Paul Mann founded Stepping Up, and he joins us this week to talk abut why it's important for white guys to take responsibility for teaching each other about racism and sexism (not to rely on women and people of color to do the educating), and some of the backlash he's gotten so far.
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Before Gov. Jerry Brown leaves office in January, he chose eight honorees to induct into the California Hall Of Fame on Tuesday night. Among those honored was the late Ed Lee, former mayor of San Francisco, who passed away almost a year ago.
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Plans were submitted Tuesday for a project to fix the Millennium Tower in San Francisco, which is sinking and has currently tilted 14 inches.
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San Francisco 49ers long snapper Kyle Nelson has been suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy.
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<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/30/facebook-used-peoples-data-bargaining-chip-emails-court-filings-suggest/" rel="nofollow">Facebook discussed using people’s data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest</a> SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook executives in recent years appeared to discuss giving access to their valuable user data to some companies that bought advertising when it was struggling to launch its mobile-ad business, according to internal emails quoted in newly unredacted court filings. In an ongoing federal court case against Facebook, the plaintiffs claim that the social media giant doled out people’s data secretly and selectively in exchange for advertising purchases or other concessions, even as others were cut off, ruining their businesses. The case was brought by one such company, Six4Three, which claims its business was destroyed in 2015 by Facebook’s actions. Using personal data as a bargaining chip — and giving special privileges to some companies while shutting out many others — appears to contradict Facebook’s repeated promises that it has never sold people’s data, as well as its claims that it restricted data to protect privacy and that its data partners were on an equal playing field. The case also raises questions about Facebook’s compliance with a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which stipulated in 2011 that the social network could not give third-party developers access to user data that people thought they had kept private.
          Strange Fruit #123: Mother Tongue Techniques Takes Queer Southern Culture to California      Cache   Translate Page      
Happy Pride Month, Fruitcakes! This week we speak with mixed media artists Rahel and SCZ, who are part of a collective called Mother Tongue Techniques. Their group is in San Francisco this weekend presenting "Y’all Come Back: Stories of Queer Southern Migration." They talk about their work, and why it's important to lift up the stories of queer folks and people of color in the south. The actions of (former) Officer Eric Casebolt at a pool party in McKinney, Texas have raised conversations all over the country about who is presumed to be a criminal. Casebolt has since resigned, but questions remain about why the police were called in the first place, why he reacted the way he did to teenagers who weren't resisting, and the long legacy of segregation in swimming pools. Also this week, we talk about a new show Jaison loves called The Prancing Elites. The Oxygen Network's docu-series follows an African-American, gay and non-gender conforming dance team. They perform within the tradition of J-Setting - a style that originated at southern HBCUs in the 1970s. Oxygen's website says the Elites are "challenging societal norms while overcoming several obstacles with passion and humor on their journey to be their authentic selves." We also talk a bit about the troubled relationship of WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson. Griner announced she would file to annul their marriage just a day after Johnson announced they were expecting a baby. Their arrest for domestic violence shortly before their wedding raised questions about how violence is viewed within queer relationships. You count on Strange Fruit to bring you musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life. Every week we do our best to make you laugh, and make you think. Our show is a labor of love for Jai and Doc, so please consider becoming a supporter through our crowdfunding page on Patreon! You can make a monthly pledge (as little as a dollar a month) towards the work we do by visiting www.patreon.com/StrangeFruit Big thanks to Jessica Musselwhite and Erin Fitzgerald (host of Crescent Hill Radio's Keep Hearing Voices) for being our first official patrons! We'll see you on the airwaves next week, and at Louisville's Pride Parade on Friday, June 19th. Look for #TeamStrangeFruit in a red convertible, and be sure to wave and blow us a kiss!
          Strange Fruit #112: Kentucky's Marriage Case Goes to SCOTUS; Juneteenth in Louisville      Cache   Translate Page      
This week we introduce you to a new member of the WFPL newsroom, political reporter Ashley Lopez. Ashley joins us to talk about Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" act, Louisville's attempt to appeal to LGBT tourists, and a recent poll showing Kentucky's opposition to marriage equality. We also hear Ashley's recent report on the Kentucky marriage equality case that will go before the Supreme Court late next month. She fills us in on where that case stands, who might make oral arguments, what experts think will be the outcome, and she introduces us to some of the Kentucky plaintiffs. And a group of Louisvillians are bringing a Juneteenth Festival back to the Derby City for the first time in years. Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of enslaved Africans and African Americans in the United States in 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation became the law of the land. Organizer Gary Brice takes a break from festival planning to stop by the Strange Fruit studios and let us know what's in store for festival attendees, and how our listeners can get involved. This week we also give a shout out to friend-to-the-show Aisha Moodie-Mills, who this week was named the new president and CEO of the Victory Fund, a national organization that supports LGBTQ political candidates. Moodie-Mills is the first woman, and the first African American, to hold the job. And our colleague Devin Katayama, political reporter and midday host with WFPL, is heading to KQED in San Francisco, to cover poverty and other issues affecting Oakland, California. Finally this week we say a sad goodbye to teen trans activist Blake Brockington, who ended his own life last week. Despite suffering rejection from family and friends upon coming out as trans, Brockington went on to become homecoming king at his North Carolina high school. Brockington was a tireless fundraiser and activist for LGBTQ issues, and was also an outspoken participant in the #BlackLivesMatter movement against police brutality. If you or someone you know is struggling or in a crisis, please reach out to The Trevor Project's Lifeline at 866-488-7386, or visit thetrevorproject.org for more ways to contact their counselors, who are specially trained to help LGBTQ youth. Stay safe, Fruitcakes.
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To speak to Gert McMullen about the origins of the AIDS Memorial Quilt is to go back to a scary, sad time in LGBTQ history: San Francisco in the early 1980s. "People were terrified," she explains, "because they didn't know what was happening. People were just dying. They were trying to figure out, why were these gay men dying?" Gert lost many of her friends in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and thanks to the fear and stigma surrounding the disease, she was often their only visitor. "You would go into the hospitals and there was nobody there and the nurses would put you in a moon suit, basically, to walk in there, because they didn't know what was going to happen," she recalls. No one understood how the disease was transmitted, so many people were afraid to come into close contact with their afflicted loved ones - even during their final days. "I remember a friend of mine who was so lonely and I just kind of touched him, and he just went, 'Oh my god, it's been so long since somebody even touched me.'" Witnessing all this sparked Gert's involvement in LGBTQ activism - involvement which continues today. She began work on the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the 80s and is now its caretaker, taking it on tours so people can see it in person. Twenty panels of the quilt will be on display as part of the 20th Anniversary Louisville AIDS Walk on October 13th. We'll talk more about the walk as it gets closer, but this week we speak to Gert about the quilt itself, and the evolution of AIDS-related activism. In our Juicy Fruit segment, we talk about the Charlotte, NC police shooting of Jonathan Ferrell, who was unarmed and running to them for help after a car accident. We also take a look at the racism that erupted online when Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America. And we celebrated Queen Latifah's new talk show but wondered why so many folks involved in its debut are widely-rumored to be gay.
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Workers at Marriott hotels in San Francisco overwhelmingly voted Monday to settle a nine-week strike, ending the last of a series of walkouts that involved 7,700 workers in eight markets across the country.

Union leaders for workers at Marriott hotels in San Francisco said their members had voted...


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from Fast Company | The future of business, on Dec 4

A test for anemia–a condition that makes you feel tired and weak because your blood isn’t carrying enough oxygen–usually involves going to a doctor’s office to have a needle stuck in your arm and an analysis of your blood via machine. But now doctors have invented a new way to screen for the condition using just a smartphone photo.

It’s something that could be particularly useful in parts of the world where someone might not live near a medical office with the right equipment. “In certain parts of Africa or Asia, for example, their medical infrastructure is really poor, but the cell phone infrastructure is actually really good,” says Wilbur Lam, an associate professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, and the lead author of a new article in Nature Communications about testing the software. “A lot of my colleagues who do global health work tell me their phone works better in certain parts of Kenya than in San Francisco. That’s because the mobile phone companies have leapfrogged right over the standard telephone line.”

[Image: Mannino et al./Nature Communications 2018]
Doctors used an algorithm to analyze data from a photo of a fingernail. “It really works because of a couple of things–we couldn’t have done this a few years ago because the camera on cell phones wasn’t that great,” he says. “And there’s a lot more data now on cell phones.” The algorithm takes an image, along with metadata including color and lighting conditions, and then analyzes it based on what it has learned from similar photos to estimate levels of the healthy red blood cells that anemic patients lack. Over time, as the it gathers more data, the algorithm will keep improving.

It’s not as precise as a blood test, and can’t serve as a diagnosis. But in a global health setting, it can help a clinic understand if someone is either mildly or dangerously anemic. “They’re trying to figure out how to allocate rare resources–which of these people need to be ambulanced to a hospital right now, and whether they need a blood transfusion,” he says.

In the U.S., it could help pregnant women, who are at risk of anemia, test themselves easily from home. Parents can use it on young children, who are also at risk of anemia. Nursing homes could use it on the elderly. People who have chronic anemia because they have sickle cell disease, or kidney failure, or cancer patients will also be able to use it on their own. It’s something that could be very widely useful; anemia is so prevalent that it affects a quarter of the global population.

Now that it’s been proven to work, researchers are now working on making the app more user-friendly and then plan to release it next year. “What’s really exciting about this is because it’s just an app, we can get it out as fast as another app company,” Lam says. “So often when you’re talking about medical equipment and devices you’re talking about, okay, we’ve got the data, now we have to make a prototype, and then from that prototype, we have to manufacture. We don’t need any of that. This project is as nimble as the way Uber would change its interface.”


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Rapper Andre Nickatina made his way to the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on Nov. 30 amongst a sold-out crowd. The Bay Area legend, with his red hat and crisp white tee representing the Fillmore district of San Francisco, didn’t waste any time running to the stage chucking a water bottle at the crowd and getting them all wet. With 25 years in the game and many hits under his belt, Nickatina is a well-known household name in northern California. With a lot of respect to Bay Area legend Mac Dre who was killed 14 years ago, Nickatina told […]

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There are roughly 6,400 homeless people in San Francisco. According to Laura Guzman, Director of the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, one of the biggest challenges they face is finding public restrooms. “I remember when we opened, the conversation was all about poop on the street,” says Guzman. “We used to talk about ‘poop and needles,’ we call it. But it’s critical that the community understands – if there is no bathroom access, people are going to poop on the streets.” Nowadays the conversation isn’t about just keeping the sidewalks clean, but how to provide more showers for those without homes. Now one of the cleanest forms of transportation is about to hit the streets.
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By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. Reported by Firstpost 46 minutes ago.
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Verizon isn't the only carrier that'll have a 5G smartphone from Samsung in 2019.

AT&T today confirmed that it will launch a 5G Samsung smartphone in spring of 2019. No other details, like specs or pricing, have been announced, but AT&T says that it'll share more information in the coming months.

AT&T has installed mobile 5G network equipment in 12 markets across the U.S. where it plans to launch its service in 2018. The cities where AT&T mobile 5G will go live this year include Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio, and Waco. Coverage will expand to parts of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose in the first half of 2019.

Rumors have suggested that Samsung is prepping a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, and it's possible that that's the device that could launch at AT&T and Verizon. Not only do Samsung's Galaxy S flagships already launch on multiple carriers, but a special Galaxy S10 with 5G connectivity and high-end specs could help convince more consumers to make the jump to 5G.


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Las 15 Pinturas Más Bellas Sobre La Navidad

La Navidad y todo lo que la rodeada ha inspirado grandes obras de arte a lo largo de la era cristiana. Esta fiesta religiosa, la más global del mundo, se ha ido entrelazando con el mundo pagano en la sociedad moderna de consumo, pero no hay ninguna duda de que a lo largo de la historia ha ido dejando glorias inigualables en el mundo del arte de todas las épocas, sobre todo en el arte renacentista y barroco. El nacimiento de Cristo ha sido uno de los acontecimientos que más ha sido retratado por los pintores a lo largo de la historia, y en cada obra los diferentes artistas han dejado la impronta de su estilo, dotes artísticas y religiosidad personal. Aquí tienes los 15 cuadros más importantes relacionados con la Navidad:
 

1. «La Anunciación» de Fra Angelico
El italiano Guido di Piero, conocido como Fra Angelico, pintó con témpera y oro sobre tabla esta obra, entre 1420 y 1430. La minuciosidad de los detalles y su búsqueda de profundidad espacial hacen que esta Anunciación está considerada hoy como su primera obra maestra. Las dos escenas que puedes observar una junto a la otra contraponen el pecado original (expulsión de Adán y Eva del Paraiso) con la llegada del Hijo de Dios para redimir a la Humanidad. Se encuentra actualmente en exposición en Madrid, en el Museo del Prado.
2. «El Nacimiento de Jesús» de Giotto Di Bondone
Giotto di Bondone elaboró esta obra entre 1302 y 1305 en los muros de la capilla de los Scrovegni en Padova, Italia. En sus obras el tamaño de la arquitectura era irreal, desproporcionado respecto a las figuras. El espacio cuenta con muy poco detalle, sin embargo consigue en el cuadro una atmósfera sagrada. 
3. «La Natividad» de Fra Angélico
En esta obra el pintor italiano, fraile dominico, volvió a expresar su devoción religiosa y sereno misticismo. Decían de él que ""nunca levantó el pincel sin decir una oración ni pintó el crucifijo sin que las lágrimas resbalaran por sus mejillas". Fra Angelico se diferenció de sus predecesores medievales por la coherencia y la decisión con la que se adhirió a la cultura renacentista. Su modo de disponer las figuras, de organizar las escenas, pertenecía ya a los nuevos tiempos.
4. «Tríptico de Santa Columba. Adoración de los magos» de Rogier Van der Weyden
Rogier Van der Weyden (1400-1464) fue un pintor flamenco que, fiel al estilo de su región, prestó especial atención a los detalles, al vivo colorido y al realismo de las figuras. Sus obras se caracterizan por el dramatismo con que retrata a los personajes, sobre todo sus expresiones. El Tríptico del altar de Santa Columba, que se encuentra en la iglesia del mismo nombre en Colonia, Alemania, incluye en su parte media esta escena maravillosa de la adoración de los magos. 
5. «Natividad mística» de Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Boticelli experimentó una gran conversión llegado a una época de su vida, que le hizo abandonar los ideales mundanos en  favor de un celo místico y un estilo personal alejado de toda representación tradicional de Cristo. Lo expresó a la perfección en pinturas como este óleo sobre tela realizado en 1501 y que puedes contemplar actualmente en la National Gallery de Londres. 

6. «La Adoración de los magos»  de Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) es una de las mayores personalidades de la historia, debido a sus logros en áreas tan diversas como la pintura, la escritura, la escultura, la arquitectura y la ciencia, pues también fue un gran inventor. A pesar de que era un pintor lento y laborioso, parte de sus obras las dejó sin acabar, confirmando esa actitud experimental que le caracterizaba. Probablemente, una vez resueltos los problemas formales y proyectada toda la obra, sintiese menor interés en continuar, una vez que dejaba de ser un reto que resolver. Este es el caso de «La adoración de los magos» de 1481, un esbozo monocromático de una extrema complejidad compositiva, que incluye a numerosos personajes pero al que faltó agregar los colores. En el cuadro dejó patentes las características fundamentales de su estilo propio: el uso de sombras que gradúan sutilmente las luces y un modo de obtener el relieve a través de suaves claroscuros. 
7. «Adoración de los Pastores» de Giorgione
Giorgione (1479-1510) fue un artista cuya vida y obra son misteriosas, se sabe poco de ellas. En sus pinturas no da prioridad al dibujo y la forma, si no que utiliza su forma magistral de aplicar los colores para lograr la perspectiva. En esta obra elaborada antes de 1506 destaca especialmente el paisaje, trabajado meticulosamente para insertar a la Virgen María, San José y a dos pastores en un ambiente propicio en el que todos observan al Niño con reverencia. 
8. «Adoración de los magos» de Alberto Durero
Alberto Durero (1471-1528), fue uno de los principales pintores del Renacimiento alemán. Hombre casi tan polifacético como Leonardo, fue pintor, filósofo, escritor y dibujó sobre botánica y anatomía. En «La adoración de los magos», de 1504, Durero firmó una obra maestra en cuanto a la prolífica aplicación de los colores y a la relación de la arquitectura con la figura humana. En ella dejó huella de la obsesión por la perspectiva y la proporción que marcó toda su pintura. Conserva componentes medievales pero organiza el espacio de forma racional, y los detalles arquitectónicos adquieren un estilo clasicista. 
9. «La Adoración de los Reyes Magos» de Rubens
Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) fue un maestro barroco de la escuela flamenca con un gran instinto pictórico y capacidad para dotar a sus pinturas de un exuberante movimiento y expresividad. Además de un excelso pintor destacó en otras áreas como la diplomacia y en los idomas; conocía el latín y algunas lenguas modernas. 
El cuadro «La adoración de los Reyes Magos» representa un arquetipo de barroquismo con su clásico juego de luces focales y sombras, la riqueza de colores y las expresiones corporales tan enfáticas de las figuras. Fue elaborado en dos fases diferentes, 1609 y 1628. La luz que ilumina la escena proviene del Niño Jesús y se proyecta sobre los rostros de la Virgen María y los Reyes Magos. Esta parte izquierda, que fue la primera que pintó, se caracteriza por la serenidad que transmite la contemplación, y se contrapone al ambiente creado en la parte derecha y superior, realizadas en la segunda fase y en las que los cuerpos de los porteadores, los caballos y los jinetes transmiten gran dinamismo y tensión. Los personajes se apelotonan unos sobre otros dándole muy poco protagonismo al paisaje, que apenas se descubre en el fondo.
10. «Adoración de los pastores» de Francisco de Zurbarán
Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) fue un ilustre pintor del barroco español. Se resistió a incorporar el nuevo tratamiento de la perspectiva y la coherencia espacial surgidas en el Renacimiento, y prefirió un realismo más arcaico con el que algunos pintores decidieron seguir solventando las obras complejas. Destaca la forma expresiva con la que caracterizaba los rostros de sus personajes y su intuición para utilizar colores que se consideraban contrarios, pero que él lograba armonizar. Todas estas cualidades se traslucen en su «Adoración de los pastores» donde logró confeccionar un ambiente oscuro y misterioso. La luz parte del Niño Jesús y alumbra la escena mientras la Virgen María descubre suavemente el paño para que los pastores y ángeles lo adoren. Todos los personajes visten ropajes humildes mientras los objetos cotidianos como jarros y canastas otorgan aún mayor realismo al acontecimiento.

11. «La adoración de los pastores» de Rembrandt
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) fue un genio de la pintura barroca holandesa. Se destacó frente a la mayor parte de artistas holandeses que se especializaban en una temática particular, como retratos, paisajes, etc. por practicar todas las modalidades, incluidos los temas religiosos, que ya comenzaban a no ser los predominantes. Dentro de este último género se inclinó por las escenas bíblicas, que le permitían expresar a la perfección la complejidad del alma humana.
En su pintura destaca una enorme sensibilidad, que refuerza en escenas nocturnas como esta, en las que da protagonismo a los efectos de luz y sombras en los que prácticamente se pierden los contornos de las formas. Esta cualidad se manifiesta en su «Adoración de los pastores» de 1646, en la que apenas se logran distinguir las figuras que componen la escena. La escasa luz que alumbra el establo está enfocada sobre el Niño Jesús y contribuye a subrayar la atmósfera de intimidad. En torno a él, la Virgen María, san José y los pastores observan con devoción al pequeño.
12. «Adoración de los pastores» de Hugo van der Goes
Esta obra es la tabla central del extraordinario Tríptico Portinari, la obra más famosa del autor, pintada en Brujas (Bélgica) en 1476. Como fue enviada a Florencia, tuvo una gran influencia en los pintores italianos de la época. Presenta como figura central a una dulce Virgen María, ataviada de manera más sencilla que los ángeles arrodillados ante el Niño, cubiertos por capas llenas de brocados e idealizados al modo flamenco, mientras que a los pastores y a San José los presenta con rostros más realistas.
13. «La Natividad» de Caravaggio
Esta obra se encontraba expuesta en el Oratorio de San Lorenzo de la siciliana ciudad de Palermo hasta que fue robada por la mafia italiana, por miembros de la Cosa Nostra en 1969. Incluido entre los diez robos de arte más importantes de la historia, situándose en el puesto tercero, sigue en paradero desconocido, siendo una de las piezas más buscadas por los estamentos policiales a nivel internacional.  Desde la Navidad del 2015 una reproducción digital ocupa el lugar del original. La copia digital es obra del laboratorio madrileño Factum Arte, a partir de unas fotografías de la última restauración realizada en 1951.
En la escena, inundada de un halo de silencio melancólico, San Lorenzo y San Francisco están presentes de manera simbólica junto a los pastores y a la Virgen, que con expresión de tristeza mira a un Niño rollizo y sonriente. El único elemento de celebración es el ángel que desciende creando un movimiento en diagonal con el joven pastor que nos da la espalda. Para ambos, seguramente fueron modelos chiquillos de la calle, costumbre tan habitual del maestro barroco. Este ángel tan realista lleva en una mano una filacteria que anuncia en alabanza la "Gloria en los altos cielos a Dios", mientras que con la otra mano señala al cielo, indicando el origen divino del niño.
14. «Adoración de los magos» de El Bosco
Esta Adoración de los Magos realizada en torno a 1510, también llamada Tríptico de la Epifanía, se encuentra actualmente en el Museo del Prado y ha recibido recientemente una minuciosa restauración. Conserva sus bisagras originales, unas bisagras con más de 500 años de antigüedad. Como en toda la obra del pintor neerlandés, lo grotesco, lo monstruoso e iquietante tienen su lugar, materializado en esta pieza de diferentes maneras, por ejemplo en las figuras de los pastores, que curiosamente observan la escena desde el tejado, o desde una ventana abierta, o en los jinetes que cabalgan ajenos a lo que ocurre en la vieja cabaña.  
15. «Adoración de los pastores» de El Greco
Para finalizar, puedes observar esta obra de estilo manierista ejecutada por el Greco en torno a 1612, probablemente en su último año de vida. Es más, su voluntad inicial era que esta Adoración de los Pastores presidiera su propia tumba. Sin embargo fue transferida a un monasterio hasta que en 1954 fue adquirida por el Museo del Prado.
La composición en espiral, creando un movimiento en ascensión, el alargamiento y distorsión de las figuras, las poses extrañas y dinámicas que crean una sensación de maravilla y éxtasis, los fuertes contrastes entre la luz y las zonas oscuras, que realzan el sentido dramático,  y los colores brillantes típicos de las pinturas de el Greco la convierten en una de las obras más reconocidas del pintor griego afincado en España, identificado como uno de los precursores del arte moderno. 
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Democrats are keeping an eye on John Hickenlooper, Stephen Bullock, Jay Inslee, and Gavin Newsom

As the 2020 presidential campaign commences now that the midterm elections of 2018 are over, four governors from western states may decide to compete for the Democratic nomination, and could play a major role. One is leaving office and has given evidence of interest in running; two others are still in office and have gained notice for their skills as governors; and one is about to enter office with at least long range presidential ambitions. Having a western governor in the White House would be nearly unique, as only California Governor Ronald Reagan ever achieved the presidency, coming from a western state. But this time, it could be a Democrat from the west in the White House.

John Hickenlooper of Colorado is finishing eight years as chief executive of the Rocky Mountain state, and had previously been the mayor of Denver from 2002-2011. Hickenlooper was judged one of the five best mayors in America by Time Magazine in 2005, and resolved the city’s financial crisis. He won a second term by a massive margin, and succeeded in bringing the Democratic National Convention to Denver in 2008. 

Hickenlooper served as chairman of the National Governor’s Association in 2014 and 2015, and gained such a good reputation that he was rumored to be part of a future bipartisan unity ticket with Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio, although neither governor ever confirmed such a plan. As governor, he has promoted a ten-year plan against homelessness, advanced economic growth, opposed capital punishment, and backed disaster relief for victims of record setting floods and wildfires that devastated Colorado. While skeptical originally about cannabis legalization, he has gone along with the voters who decided to legalize weed. His record as a governor has drawn him positive national attention, so the odds are good that he will announce his candidacy in the coming months.

Steve Bullock has been the governor of Montana since 2013, after having served four years as Montana Attorney General. He has been the chairman of the National Governor’s Association this year. He has been rated the most effective governor in the nation. He is known for environmental initiatives, measures to promote economic growth, friendly relations with labor, and cutting property taxes. He was reelected to a second term on the heels of his high poll numbers, but has had to face a Republican controlled legislature. 

Bullock has supported abortion rights, campaign finance reform, marriage equality, net neutrality, and organized labor. Despite his liberal views, he was able to win reelection at the same time that Donald Trump was elected president. He has argued for the need of the Democratic Party to move beyond urban centers, and work to gain the support of suburban and rural voters, as he has been able to do in his state. He traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire in 2018, evidencing interest in a possible presidential run. Most political observers expect him to enter the race in the next few months.

Jay Inslee has been the governor of Washington since 2013, after serving seven terms in the US House of Representatives before becoming Governor. Inslee is a strong critic of the Trump presidency. He opposed the executive order banning travel from seven Muslim nations and denounced a separate order banning Syrian refugees. In his years in Congress Inslee, a conservationist, advocated action against global warming. He backed the passage of the Affordable Care Act under President Barack Obama. He was under consideration to be Secretary of the Interior or Secretary of Energy in the transition period of the Obama presidency.

As governor Inslee ended capital punishment, promoted the expansion of education aid, addressed mental health needs, and raised worker pay for state employees. In 2017 he was elected the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, just in time for the 2018 elections. He had good timing. The Democrats gained seven governorships in November. He won reelection in 2016, despite the Republican Party’s takeover of the federal government. Rumors have spread that he is seriously considering a presidential bid in the next few months. One reason is his strong criticism of President Trump.

Finally, the new California governor, Gavin Newsom, is seen as a possible presidential contender in the future, more likely in 2024. He has served as Jerry Brown’s lieutenant governor for two terms since 2011. Previously he was the much heralded mayor of San Francisco from 2004-2011. He became controversial for his advocacy of major programs to help the homeless in San Francisco, and gained national attention for being the first public official to promote and actually preside at gay marriage ceremonies in 2004. He also promoted the concept of sanctuary cities to provide support for undocumented immigrants. He refused to cooperate with agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

As lieutenant governor Newsom promoted the expansion of technology in government, greatly expanded educational aid, supported cannabis legalization, and advocated the end of the death penalty. He is regarded by many as a “rock star” celebrity politician.

It seems a certainty that at least two, and possibly all four of these western governors will bring attention to the Mountain West and the Pacific Coast, which have never played a major role in Democratic politics. Expect these four governors to be part of the political battles in 2020 and beyond.


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Όσοι με τον έναν ή με τον άλλο τρόπο είδατε κάποια στιγμή το βιογραφικό μου με ρωτήσατε πληροφορίες για την εκπαίδευση που έχω λάβει στο Βρεφικό Μασάζ. Άλλοι μπορεί απλώς να έχει τύχει να δείτε τα πολύ παλιά άρθρα μου (των οποίων την ύπαρξη είχα ξεχάσει και εγώ η ίδια). Το Βρεφικό Μασάζ, στο οποίο έλαβα επίσημη κατάρτιση το 2011 είναι μια υπέροχη εργασιακή επιλογή με πολλές ευκαιρίες απασχόλησης- είναι όμως και ένας τομέας τον οποίο γνωρίζουν πολύ λίγοι.

Στην Ελλάδα το Βρεφικό Μασάζ πολλές φορές περιορίζεται σε άρθρα επηρεασμένα απο το εξωτερικό ενώ το 2011 όταν επιχείρησα να κάνω κάποια δοκιμαστικά εργαστήρια στην Ελλάδα διαπίστωσα οτι υπήρχε τεράστιο ενδιαφέρον και λίγη γνώση στο θέμα. Το Βρεφικό Μασάζ είναι μια απο τις πολλές εναλλακτικές επιλογές καριέρας που μπορεί να μας προσφέρει το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και είναι ιδανική εργασία για άτομα που θέλουν ευελιξία όπως γονείς και άτομα με περισσότερες απο μια δουλειές. 



Τι είναι το Βρεφικό Μασάζ;


Το Βρεφικό Μασάζ είναι ένα είδος μασάζ για νεογέννητα και βρέφη έξι εβδομάδων και άνω. Πρόκειται για μια σειρά από μαλάξεις που έχουν πολλά πλεονεκτήματα για τα μωρά όπως:
  • Βελτίωση της οξυτοκίνης, γνωστής ως ''the love hormone'' η οποία ενθαρρύνεται κατά τη διάρκεια της επαφής με το μωρό και ενθαρρύνει την ασφαλή προσκόλληση.
  • Μείωση των κολικών.
  • Βελτίωση του ύπνου- στατιστικά τα βρέφη που λαμβάνουν μασάζ κοιμούνται καλύτερα και έχουν πιο βαθύ ύπνο.
  • Μείωση των πόνων στα ούλα και τα δόντια. 
  • Βελτίωση της αναπνοής.
  • Το Βρεφικό Μασάζ βοηθάει στην αποβολή φλεγμάτων σε περίπτωση κρυώματος.
  • Βελτίωση του δεσίματος ανάμεσα στον κηδεμόνα και το μωρό.
Ωστόσο το Βρεφικό Μασάζ είναι μια μόνο κατηγορία ανάμεσα σε πολλές που εξελίσσονται με τα χρόνια καθότι έχει αναπτυχθεί και μασάζ για μεγαλύτερα βρέφη (1+ ετών) καθώς και μικρά νήπια. Επίσης το ίδιο δημοφιλής είναι και η Βρεφική Yoga (και με τα ίδια πλεονεκτήματα).
Το Βρεφικό Μασάζ δε γίνεται απευθείας στο βρέφος απο τον Baby Massage Instructor αλλά από το γονέα. Ο Instructor δείχνει τις κινήσεις πάνω σε μια κούκλα ενώ οι γονείς/ κηδεμόνες με τα μωρά τους, καθισμένοι σε κύκλο κάνουν το μασάζ στο μωρό. 

Δείτε το παρακάτω video:










Ποιος  μπορεί να καταρτιστεί στο Βρεφικό Μασάζ;


Μπορεί πολλά άτομα που ασχολούνται με το Βρεφικό Μασάζ να έχουν υπόβαθρο στη Φυσιοθεραπεία, ωστόσο υπάρχει μια βασική διαφορά ανάμεσα στη Φυσιοθεραπεία και το Βρεφικό Μασάζ: Το Βρεφικό Μασάζ δεν έχει θεραπευτικό σκοπό από τον Instructor προς το βρέφος και ο Instructor δε θεωρείται ως αναγνωρισμένος Φυσικοθεραπευτής και έτσι δεν έχει την πιστοποίηση για να κάνει μασάζ απευθείας στα βρέφη ή σε παιδιά και ενήλικες. Ο ρόλος του Baby Massage Instructor είναι να κάνει την επίδειξη έτσι ώστε οι γονείς να μπορούν να κάνουν μασάζ στα μωρά τους.





Που μπορεί να δουλέψει ένας Baby Massage Instructor;


Ένας Baby Massage Instructor μπορεί να δουλέψει οπουδήποτε γίνονται ομαδικά μαθήματα: Γυμναστήρια, κέντρα του δήμου, σχολές χορού, ιατρεία, σχολεία, μέχρι και σε χώρους εκκλησιών! Επιπλέον έχει την επιλογή να ανοίξει τη δική του επιχείρηση και να δουλεύει από το σπίτι.





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Πόσο πληρώνεται ένας Baby Massage Instructor;


Ένας Baby Massage Instructor μπορεί να χρεώσει μεταξύ £50-£80 την ώρα ανά γονέα. Συνήθως τα μαθήματα διαρκούν μια ώρα την εβδομάδα για περίπου έξι εβδομάδες σε μορφή courses. Κάποιοι Baby Massage Instructors προσφέρουν 4-week courses, άλλοι 6-week courses και ο καθένας χρεώνει το δικό του fee. Ένα τυπικό μάθημα μιας ώρας μπορεί να έχει μέχρι 12 γονείς- αυτό δεν ορίζεται από το νόμο αλλά προτείνεται για να έχει τα καλύτερα δυνατά αποτελέσματα. Επομένως είναι ένα εξαιρετικό επάγγελμα για όσους προτιμούν να εξασφαλίζουν τα προς το ζην σε λιγότερες ώρες.



Τι εγκαταστάσεις και υλικά χρειάζονται;


Οπουδήποτε και να επιλέξει να κάνει τα μαθήματά του ένας Baby Massage Instructor είναι σημαντικό να λάβει υπόψιν του πως θα συναναστρέφεται γονείς και κηδεμόνες με πολύ μικρά μωρά και έτσι κάποιες εγκαταστάσεις είναι απαραίτητες: Ειδικός χώρος για αλλαγή πάνας, πρόσβαση σε χώρο αποθήκευσης για καρότσια, άνετο χώρο για θηλασμό, ενώ συχνά παρέχονται και αφεψήματα καθότι κάνουν το γονέα να νιώσει άνετα και ενθαρρύνουν τη συζήτηση. Κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων οι γονείς θα κάθονται σε κύκλο στο πάτωμα ενώ τα μωρά θα είναι πάνω σε στρώματα ίδια με αυτά της yoga. Το μασάζ γίνεται με παροχή ειδικών λαδιών κατάλληλων για μασάζ (και μόλις ξετρύπωσα αυτό το παλιό άρθρο μου από το blog μου για το βρεφικό μασάζ στο οποίο έχω να γράψω αιώνες αν θέλετε να δείτε περισσότερα για τα λάδια)! Επομένως είναι απαραίτητο να υπάρχει πρόσβαση σε ειδικά λάδια, στρώματα, πετσέτες, άνετα μαξιλάρια ενώ είναι σημαντικό να έχετε και μια συλλογή με απαλή χαλαρωτική μουσική για τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων. 



Που μπορεί να καταρτιστεί κάποιος ως Baby Massage Instructor;


Η κατάρτιση ως Baby Massage Instructor γίνεται μέσω κέντρων που προσφέρουν Baby Massage Instructor Courses. Η πιστοποίηση που θα λάβετε σας αναγνωρίζει ως Baby Massage Instructor και σας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να κάνετε δικά σας σεμινάρια. Ωστόσο δεν υπάρχουν μόνο Baby Massage Instructor Courses αλλά και προγράμματα που συμπεριλαμβάνουν πάνω από ένα είδος Massage Instructor, π.χ. Baby and Infant Massage Instructor Course, Baby and Infant Yoga, Baby Yoga Instructor, Soothe and Sleep Instructor κ.α. Το κόστος των προγραμμάτων μπορεί να κυμαίνεται μεταξύ £350- £1500 αναλόγως του είδους, ωστόσο αν το επιλέξετε σας προτείνω ένα integrated diploma που θα σας παρέχει περισσότερες επιλογές από μια. Εγώ έκανα την πιστοποίησή μου μέσω της Blossom and Berry η οποία προσφέρει πολλά είδη training και πολλά integrated diplomas που σας δίνουν τη δυνατότητα στη συνέχεια να ανοίξετε τη δική σας επιχείρηση ενώ παρέχει και εξαιρετικές συμβουλές σχετικά με marketing, promotion και parent support. Τα διαθέσιμα προγράμματα κατάρτισης βρίσκονται εδώ. Φυσικά υπάρχουν άπειρα προγράμματα- δείτε μερικά:




Κλείνοντας είναι σημαντικό να ειπωθεί ότι ως Baby Massage Instructor θα έχετε φορολογία ως self-employed.
Αν επιλέξετε να το κάνετε ως δεύτερο επάγγελμα θα χρειαστεί να ρυθμίσετε τους φόρους σας με πολύ συγκεκριμένο τρόπο. Δείτε εδώ για πληροφορίες.

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Democrats are keeping an eye on John Hickenlooper, Stephen Bullock, Jay Inslee, and Gavin Newsom

As the 2020 presidential campaign commences now that the midterm elections of 2018 are over, four governors from western states may decide to compete for the Democratic nomination, and could play a major role. One is leaving office and has given evidence of interest in running; two others are still in office and have gained notice for their skills as governors; and one is about to enter office with at least long range presidential ambitions. Having a western governor in the White House would be nearly unique, as only California Governor Ronald Reagan ever achieved the presidency, coming from a western state. But this time, it could be a Democrat from the west in the White House.

John Hickenlooper of Colorado is finishing eight years as chief executive of the Rocky Mountain state, and had previously been the mayor of Denver from 2002-2011. Hickenlooper was judged one of the five best mayors in America by Time Magazine in 2005, and resolved the city’s financial crisis. He won a second term by a massive margin, and succeeded in bringing the Democratic National Convention to Denver in 2008. 

Hickenlooper served as chairman of the National Governor’s Association in 2014 and 2015, and gained such a good reputation that he was rumored to be part of a future bipartisan unity ticket with Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio, although neither governor ever confirmed such a plan. As governor, he has promoted a ten-year plan against homelessness, advanced economic growth, opposed capital punishment, and backed disaster relief for victims of record setting floods and wildfires that devastated Colorado. While skeptical originally about cannabis legalization, he has gone along with the voters who decided to legalize weed. His record as a governor has drawn him positive national attention, so the odds are good that he will announce his candidacy in the coming months.

Steve Bullock has been the governor of Montana since 2013, after having served four years as Montana Attorney General. He has been the chairman of the National Governor’s Association this year. He has been rated the most effective governor in the nation. He is known for environmental initiatives, measures to promote economic growth, friendly relations with labor, and cutting property taxes. He was reelected to a second term on the heels of his high poll numbers, but has had to face a Republican controlled legislature. 

Bullock has supported abortion rights, campaign finance reform, marriage equality, net neutrality, and organized labor. Despite his liberal views, he was able to win reelection at the same time that Donald Trump was elected president. He has argued for the need of the Democratic Party to move beyond urban centers, and work to gain the support of suburban and rural voters, as he has been able to do in his state. He traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire in 2018, evidencing interest in a possible presidential run. Most political observers expect him to enter the race in the next few months.

Jay Inslee has been the governor of Washington since 2013, after serving seven terms in the US House of Representatives before becoming Governor. Inslee is a strong critic of the Trump presidency. He opposed the executive order banning travel from seven Muslim nations and denounced a separate order banning Syrian refugees. In his years in Congress Inslee, a conservationist, advocated action against global warming. He backed the passage of the Affordable Care Act under President Barack Obama. He was under consideration to be Secretary of the Interior or Secretary of Energy in the transition period of the Obama presidency.

As governor Inslee ended capital punishment, promoted the expansion of education aid, addressed mental health needs, and raised worker pay for state employees. In 2017 he was elected the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, just in time for the 2018 elections. He had good timing. The Democrats gained seven governorships in November. He won reelection in 2016, despite the Republican Party’s takeover of the federal government. Rumors have spread that he is seriously considering a presidential bid in the next few months. One reason is his strong criticism of President Trump.

Finally, the new California governor, Gavin Newsom, is seen as a possible presidential contender in the future, more likely in 2024. He has served as Jerry Brown’s lieutenant governor for two terms since 2011. Previously he was the much heralded mayor of San Francisco from 2004-2011. He became controversial for his advocacy of major programs to help the homeless in San Francisco, and gained national attention for being the first public official to promote and actually preside at gay marriage ceremonies in 2004. He also promoted the concept of sanctuary cities to provide support for undocumented immigrants. He refused to cooperate with agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

As lieutenant governor Newsom promoted the expansion of technology in government, greatly expanded educational aid, supported cannabis legalization, and advocated the end of the death penalty. He is regarded by many as a “rock star” celebrity politician.

It seems a certainty that at least two, and possibly all four of these western governors will bring attention to the Mountain West and the Pacific Coast, which have never played a major role in Democratic politics. Expect these four governors to be part of the political battles in 2020 and beyond.

 

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Gabriel Akuwudike | Blaz

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Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Rachel.

Trained at Wac Arts.

Theatre includes Othello (Shakespeare's Globe), Girl from the North Country for which she won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical at the 2018 Olivier Awards, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Clarence Derwent Award, and was nominated for the Emerging Talent Category at the 2017 Evening Standard Awards and for Best Supporting Actress in a Play at the 2018 WhatsOnStage Awards (The Old Vic and Noël Coward Theatre), Babette's Feast (Print Room at the Coronet), Les Blancs (National Theatre), Julius Caesar and Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse), The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse and St Anne's Warehouse, New York), The Interrogation of Sandra Bland (Bush Theatre), Volpone, Love's Sacrifice and The Jew of Malta (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough).

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Television includes The Bill, Doctors and Wild West. ?

?Film includes Rock 'N' Roll and F*#kin Lovely?.

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Trained at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting Los Angeles.

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Montana Roesch | Serena The Sex Worker

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has partnered with TodayTix for The Friday Forty, the production's Lottery for Patrons to apply for some of the very best seats in the theatre priced at £40 (£20 per part) which will secure a seat for both Part One and Part Two on consecutive performances. Patrons can now enter at any time from 12.01am every Monday, through to 1pm that Friday, when entries will close. Winners will be notified between 1pm and 5pm that day, and have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets for both Part One and Part Two on consecutive performances the following week. For further details and to enter The Friday Forty, visit the official website https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/uk/the-friday-forty/ or download the TodayTix for iOS or Android. The Friday Forty is operated by TodayTix on the West End and Broadway.

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SOBRE LITURGIA

CONSILIUM AD EXSEQUENDAM CONSTITUTIONEM DE SACRA LITURGIA
Ciudad del Vaticano, 21 de junio de 1967 “In Natali Papae”
A LOS PRESIDENTES DE LAS CONFERENCIAS EPISCOPALES A LOS PRESIDENTES DE LAS COMISIONES LITÚRGICAS NACIONALES PARA SU INFORMACIÓN.


Excelencia:

El Santo Padre Paulo VI en su reciente alocución al “Consilium” afirmaba: “Los primeros resultados de la reforma litúrgica son, bajo ciertos aspectos, verdaderamente consoladores y prometedores”. Y nos invita al optimismo ante “lo que en nuestro tiempo, tan enigmático, tan inquieto y tan lleno de vitalidad terrena, ofrece de más bello y de más prometedor a la mirada de cuantos aman a Cristo”. El Santo Padre nos recordaba también nuestra grave responsabilidad: “Vosotros ahora, más que nadie, estáis llamados a delinear el rostro de la Sagrada Liturgia de modo que muestre su verdad, su belleza, su espiritualidad, y que deje traslucir cada vez mejor el ministerio pascual que vive en ella, para la gloria de Dios y para la regeneración espiritual de las multitudes del mundo contemporáneo, distraídas y despreocupadas, pero sedientas” (alocución del 19 de abril de 1967).

Como ya he tenido el honor en otras ocasiones, quisiera dirigirme por medio de Vuestra Excelencia a los excelentísimos Obispos de esa Conferencia. Desearía invitarles a dar gracias conmigo al Señor por estos frutos maravillosos que maduran bajo el sol del Espíritu Santo. Y quisiera además solicitar su fraternal apoyo para la solución de los muchos graves problemas que trae consigo el impulso de los primeros pasos de la reforma litúrgica.

1. MIRADA DE CONJUNTO SOBRE EL TRABAJO REALIZADO. COLABORACIÓN CON LAS COMISIONES NACIONALES

A las tres recientes Instrucciones de la S. Congregación de Ritos, preparadas por el “Consilium” y publicadas en los últimos meses (Musican sacram del 5 de marzo, Tres abhinc annos del 4 de mayo y Eucharisticum mysterium del 25 de mayo), marcan etapas muy importantes en la actuación de la Constitución conciliar sobre la sagrada Liturgia. Los trabajos de los grupos de estudio para la revisión de los libros litúrgicos prosiguen activamente. Por tanto se puede prever un término no excesivamente lejano en este inmenso trabajo de reforma, esperado con impaciencia por todo el mundo católico.

Al mismo tiempo que participo a V. E. mi satisfacción por toda esta labor, quisiera recordarle cuan vivamente el “Consilium” desea trabajar en estrecha relación con las comisiones nacionales de la Liturgia. Tenemos necesidad de conocer cada vez más exactamente las aspiraciones legítimas del clero y del pueblo cristiano. Y para conseguirlo dependemos evidentemente de la colaboración de las Comisiones nacionales. Ellas, en efecto, asistidas por sus institutos especializados, se encuentran en las mejores condiciones para informarnos, documentarnos y hacernos cada vez más sensibles a las exigencias pastorales de una Liturgia verdaderamente expresiva y fecunda para el hombre contemporáneo. Así pues, me permito, por medio de V. E. solicitar esta necesaria colaboración cuyos resultados se podrán recibir incluso en los detalles de los ritos renovados.

CALENDARIO

9 MIÉRCOLES DE LA II SEMANA DE NAVIDAD, feria o SAN EULOGIO DE CÓRDOBA, presbítero y mártir, m. libre

Misa
de feria (blanco) o de la memoria (rojo).
MISAL: para la feria: ants. y oracs. props. / para la memoria: 1ª orac. prop. y el resto de la feria o del común de pastores (para un pastor) o de mártires (para un mártir) o de santos; Pf. Epif. o Nav. o de la memoria.
LECC.: vol. II.
- 1 Jn 4, 11-18. Si nos amamos unos a otros, Dios permanece en nosotros.
- Sal 71. R. Se postrarán ante ti, Señor, todos los pueblos de la tierra.
- Mc 6, 45-52. Lo vieron andar sobre el mar.
o bien: cf. vol. IV.

Liturgia de las Horas: oficio de feria-9 de enero o de la memoria.

Martirologio: elogs. del 10 de enero, pág. 102.
CALENDARIOS: Carmelitas: San Pedro Corsini, obispo (F). Carmelitas Descalzos: (ML).
Córdoba y Toledo: San Eulogio de Córdoba, presbítero y mártir (MO).
Oviedo: Santos Eulogio, presbítero, y Lucrecia, virgen, mártires (ML).
Canónigos Regulares de Letrán: Beata Alexia le Clerc, virgen (ML).
Córdoba: Aniversario de la ordenación episcopal de Mons. Demetrio Fernández González, obispo (2005).

TEXTOS MISA

FERIAS DEL TIEMPO DE NAVIDAD
Miércoles
IN FERIIS TEMPORIS NATIVITATIS
Feria quarta
Antífona de entrada Is 9, 2
El pueblo que caminaba en tinieblas vio una luz grande; habitaba en tierra y sombras de muerte, y una luz les brilló.
Antiphona ad introitum Is 9, 2
Pópulus qui ambulábat in ténebris, vidit lucem magnam; habitántibus in regióne umbrae mortis, lux orta est eis.
Oración colecta
Después de la solemnidad de Epifanía:
Oh, Dios, que iluminas a todas las naciones, concede a tu pueblo gozar de una paz estable e infunde en nuestras almas aquella luz espléndida que derramaste en los corazones de nuestros padres. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
Collecta
Post sollemnitatem Epiphaniae
Deus, illuminátor ómnium géntium, da pópulis tuis perpétua pace gaudére, et illud córdibus nostris spléndidum lumen infúnde, quod patrum nostrórum méntibus aspersísti. Per Dóminum.

En la memoria:
Monición de entrada
Celebramos hoy la memoria de san Eulogio de Córdoba que nació en esta ciudad a mediados del siglo IX, donde ejerció el ministerio sacerdotal. Es el principal escritor de la Iglesia mozárabe y, dada la dificil situación de la Iglesia en ese momento, san Eulogio fue siempre consuelo y aliento para todos los perseguidos por su fe. Sufrió el martirio por decapitación el 11 de marzo del año 859, cuando había sido preconizado arzobispo de Toledo. Tras su muerte, muy pronto recibió culto.

Oración colecta propia. El resto de la feria de Navidad.

9 de enero
San Eulogio de Córdoba, presbítero y mártir.
Commune martyrum. I. Extra Tempus Paschale. B. Pro uno martyre. 1
Oración colecta
Señor y Dios nuestro: Tú que, en la difícil situación de la Iglesia mozárabe, suscitaste en San Eulogio un espíritu heroico para la confesión intrépida de la fe, concédenos superar con gozo y energía, fortalecidos por ese mismo espíritu, todas nuestras situaciones adversas. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
Collecta
Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui martyrem tuum beatum N. passionis suae tormenta superare fecisti, concede, ut, qui eius triumphi diem celebramus, insuperabiles tua protectione ab hostis insidiis maneamus.

LITURGIA DE LA PALABRA
Lecturas del 9 de enero, feria de Navidad (Lec. II).

PRIMERA LECTURA 1 Jn 4, 11-18
Si nos amamos unos a otros, Dios permanece en nosotros
Lectura de la primera carta del apóstol san Juan.

Queridos hermanos, si Dios nos amó de esta manera, también nosotros debemos amarnos
unos a otros.
A Dios nadie lo ha visto nunca. Si nos amarnos unos a otros, Dios permanece en nosotros
y su amor ha llegado en nosotros a su plenitud.
En esto conocemos que permanecemos en él, y él en nosotros: en que nos ha dado de su Espíritu. Y nosotros hemos visto y damos testimonio de que el Padre envió a su Hijo para ser Salvador del mundo.
Quien confiese que Jesús es el Hijo de Dios, Dios permanece en él, y él en Dios.
Y nosotros hemos conocido el amor que Dios nos tiene y hemos creído en él.
Dios es amor, y quien permanece en el amor permanece en Dios, y Dios en él.
En esto ha llegado el amor a su plenitud con nosotros: en que tengamos confianza en el día del juicio, pues como él es, así somos nosotros en este mundo.
No hay temor en el amor, sino que el amor perfecto expulsa el temor, porque el temor mira el castigo; quien teme no ha llegado a la plenitud en el amor.

Palabra de Dios.
R.Te alabamos, Señor.

Salmo responsorial Sal 71, 1-2. 10-11. 12-13 (R.: cf. 11)
R.
Se postrarán ante ti, Señor, todos los pueblos de la tierra. Adorábunt te, Dómine, omnes gentes terræ.

V. Dios mío, confía tu juicio al rey,
tu justicia al hijo de reyes,
para que rija a tu pueblo con justicia,
a tus humildes con rectitud. R.
Se postrarán ante ti, Señor, todos los pueblos de la tierra. Adorábunt te, Dómine, omnes gentes terræ.

V.Los reyes de Tarsis y de las islas
le paguen tributo.
Los reyes de Saba y de Arabia
le ofrezcan sus dones;
postrense ante él todos los reyes,
y sirvanle todos los pueblos. R.
Se postrarán ante ti, Señor, todos los pueblos de la tierra. Adorábunt te, Dómine, omnes gentes terræ.

V. Él librará al pobre que clamaba,
al afligido que no tenía protector;
él se apiadará del pobre y del indigente,
y salvará la vida de los pobres. R.
Se postrarán ante ti, Señor, todos los pueblos de la tierra. Adorábunt te, Dómine, omnes gentes terræ.

AleluyaCf. 1 Tm 3, 16
R. Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.
V. Gloria a ti, Cristo, proclamado en las naciones; gloria a ti, Cristo, creído en el mundo. R.
Glória tibi, Christe, prædicáto géntibus; glória tibi, Christe, crédito in mundo.

EVANGELIOMc 6, 45-52
Lo vieron andar sobre el mar
Lectura del santo Evangelio según San Marcos.
R.Gloria a ti, Señor.

Después de haberse saciado los cinco mil hombres, Jesús enseguida apremió a los discípulos a que subieran a la barca y se le adelantaran hacia la orilla de Betsaida, mientras él despedía a la gente. Y después de despedirse de ellos, se retiró al monte a orar.
Llegada la noche, la barca estaba en mitad del mar y Jesús, solo, en tierra.
Viéndolos fatigados de remar, porque tenían viento contrario, a eso de la cuarta vigilia de la madrugada, fue hacia ellos andando sobre el mar, e hizo ademán de pasar de largo.
Ellos, viéndolo andar sobre el mar, pensaron que era un fantasma y dieron un grito, porque todos lo vieron y se asustaron.
Pero él habló enseguida con ellos y les dijo:
«Animo, soy yo, no tengáis miedo».
Entró en la barca con ellos y amainó el viento.
Ellos estaban en el colmo del estupor, pues no habían comprendido lo de los panes, porque tenían la mente embotada.

Palabra del Señor.
R.Gloria a ti, Señor Jesús.

San Josemaría Escrivá, Amigos de Dios 22.
Si consientes en que Dios señoree sobre tu nave, que El sea el amo, ¡qué seguridad!..., también cuando parece que se ausenta, que se queda adormecido, que se despreocupa, y se levanta la tormenta en medio de las tinieblas más oscuras. Relata San Marcos que en esas circunstancias se encontraban los Apóstoles; y Jesús, al verles remar con gran fatiga -por cuanto el viento les era contrario-, a eso de la cuarta hora nocturna, vino hacia ellos caminando sobre el mar... Cobrad ánimo, soy yo, no tenéis nada que temer. Y se metió con ellos en la barca, y cesó el viento (Mc 6, 48, 50-51).
Hijos míos, ¡ocurren tantas cosas en la tierra...! Os podría contar de penas, de sufrimientos, de malos tratos, de martirios -no le quito ni una letra-, del heroísmo de muchas almas. Ante nuestros ojos, en nuestra inteligencia brota a veces la impresión de que Jesús duerme, de que no nos oye; pero San Lucas narra cómo se comporta el Señor con los suyos: mientras ellos -los discípulos- iban navegando, se durmió Jesús, al tiempo que un viento recio alborotó las olas, de manera que, llenándose de agua la barca, corrían riesgo. Con esto, se acercaron a El, y le despertaron, gritando: ¡Maestro, que perecemos! Puesto Jesús en pie, mandó al viento y a la tormenta que se calmasen, e inmediatamente cesaron, y siguió una gran bonanza. Entonces les preguntó: ¿dónde está vuestra fe? (Lc 8, 23-25).
Si nos damos, El se nos da. Hay que confiar plenamente en el Maestro, hay que abandonarse en sus manos sin cicaterías; manifestarle, con nuestras obras, que la barca es suya; que queremos que disponga a su antojo de todo lo que nos pertenece.

Oración de los fieles
Oremos al Señor.
- Para que cuantos se honran con el título de «cristianos» se reconozcan por su vida de hijos de Dios y hermanos de todos los hombres. Oremos.
- Para que la humanidad no tema y abra con confianza y disponibilidad sus puertas a Cristo Redentor. Oremos.
- Para que los que sufren algún tipo de discriminación encuentren sitio y acogida en la sociedad. Oremos.
- Para que todos nosotros sepamos reconocer en el mundo los muchos signos de la presencia del «Dios-con-nosotros». Oremos.
APIÁDATE, Señor, de nosotros, sálvanos y escucha nuestras súplicas. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor.

Oración sobre las ofrendas
Oh, Dios, autor de la piedad sincera y de la paz, te pedimos que con esta ofrenda veneremos dignamente tu grandeza y nuestra unión se haga más fuerte por la participación en este sagrado misterio. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor.
Super oblata
Deus, auctor sincérae devotiónis et pacis, da, quaesumus, ut et maiestátem tuam conveniénter hoc múnere venerémur, et sacri participatióne mystérii fidéliter sénsibus uniámur. Per Christum.
PREFACIO DE LA EPIFANÍA DEL SEÑOR
Cristo, luz de los pueblos
En verdad es justo y necesario, es nuestro deber y salvación darte gracias siempre y en todo lugar, Señor, Padre santo, Dios todopoderoso y eterno.
Porque hoy has revelado en Cristo, para luz de los pueblos, el verdadero misterio de nuestra salvación; y al manifestarse Cristo en nuestra carne mortal nos renovaste con la gloria de su inmortalidad.
Por eso, con los ángeles y arcángeles, tronos y dominaciones, y con todos los coros celestiales, cantamos sin cesar el himno de tu gloria:
Santo, Santo, Santo...
PRAEFATIO DE EPIPHANIA DOMINI
De Christo lumine gentium
Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutáre, nos tibi semper et ubíque grátias ágere: Dómine, sancte Pater, omnípotens aetérne Deus:
Quia ipsum in Christo salútis nostrae mystérium hódie ad lumen géntium revelásti, et, cum in substántia nostrae mortalitátis appáruit, nova nos immortalitátis eius glória reparásti.
Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dominatiónibus, cumque omni milítia caeléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriae tuae cánimus, sine fine dicéntes:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus...
PLEGARIA EUCARÍSTICA I o CANON ROMANO. PREX EUCHARISTICA I seu CANON ROMANUS.
Antífona de comunión 1 Jn 1, 2
La vida, que estaba junto al Padre, se hizo visible y se nos manifestó.
Antiphona ad communionem 1 Jn 1, 2
Vita manifestáta est, quae erat apud Patrem, et appáruit nobis.
Oración después de la comunión
Que tu pueblo, Señor, dirigido por tu abundante ayuda, reciba los auxilios presentes y futuros de tu amor, para que, sostenido por el consuelo necesario de las cosas temporales, aspire con más confianza a los bienes eternos. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor.
Post communionem
Divérsis plebs tua, Dómine, gubernáta subsídiis, et praeséntia pietátis tuae remédia cápiat et futúra, ut, transeúntium rerum necessária consolatióne fovénte, fiduciálius ad aetérna conténdat. Per Christum.

MARTIROLOGIO

Elogios del día 10 de enero

1. En Roma, en el cementerio de Calixto, en la vía Apia, san Melquíades, papa, oriundo de África, que conoció la paz concedida por el emperador Constantino a la Iglesia, pero víctima de los ataques de los donatistas, se distinguió por sus esfuerzos encaminados a obtener la concordia (314).
2. En la Tebaida (hoy Egipto), san Pablo, eremita, uno de los primeros en abrazar la vida monástica (s. IV).
3. En la ciudad de Nisa, en la región de Capadocia (hoy Turquía), san Gregorio, obispo, hermano de san Basilio el Grande, admirable por su vida y doctrina, que, por haber confesado la recta fe, fue expulsado de su sede por el emperador arriano Valente (antes del 400).
4. En Jerusalén, san Juan, obispo, que en tiempo de la controversia acerca de la doctrina ortodoxa trabajó denodadamente en favor de la fe católica y de la paz en la Iglesia (417).
5*. En la ciudad de Die, en la región de la Galia Vienense (hoy Francia), san Petronio, obispo, que antes había abrazado la vida monástica en la isla de Lérins (después de 463).
6. En Constantinopla (Estambul, hoy en Turquía), san Marciano, presbítero, que se distinguió en la ornamentación de las iglesias y en la ayuda prestada a los pobres (471).
7*. En la ciudad de Limoges, en Aquitania (hoy Francia), san Valerio, que llevó vida solitaria (s. VI).
8*. En Melitene, ciudad de Armenia, san Domiciano, obispo, que trabajó con ahínco en la conversión de los persas (c. 602).
9. En Roma, en la basílica de San Pedro, san Agatón, papa, que mantuvo íntegra la fe ante los errores de los monotelitas y promovió la unidad de la Iglesia convocando sínodos (681).
10*. En la región de Viviers, cerca del Ródano (hoy Francia), san Arconte, obispo (c. 740-745).
11. En el monasterio de Cuixá, en los Pirineos (hoy Francia), san Pedro Urseolo, el cual, siendo dux de Venecia, se hizo monje, distinguiéndose por su piedad y austeridad, y viviendo en un eremitorio cercano al monasterio (c. 987/988).
12*. En el monasterio de Cava, en la Campania (hoy Italia), beato Benincasa, abad, que envió cien monjes a Sicilia para restaurar la vida regular en el abandonado cenobio de Monreale (1194).
13. En la ciudad de Bourges, en Aquitania (hoy Francia), san Guillermo, obispo, que, deseoso de soledad y meditación, se hizo monje en el monasterio cisterciense de Pontigny. Más tarde fue abad de Chaalis y, después, elegido obispo de Bourges, no abandonando nunca la austeridad de la vida monástica y distinguiéndose por su amor a los clérigos, a los cautivos y a los desgraciados (1209).
14*. En Amarante, lugar de Portugal, beato Gonzalo, presbítero de Braga, que después de una larga peregrinación por Tierra Santa ingresó en la Orden de Predicadores y más tarde se retiró a una ermita, ayudando a construir un puente y trabajando en bien de los habitantes del lugar con su oración y predicación (c. 1259).
15*. En la ciudad de Arezzo, en la Toscana (hoy Italia), beato Gregorio X, papa, que, siendo arcediano de Lieja, fue elevado a la sede de Pedro, desde donde favoreció enérgicamente la comunión con los griegos, y para aplacar las divergencias entre los cristianos y recuperar Tierra Santa, convocó el Concilio II de Lyon (1276).
16*. En Laurenzana, en la Lucania (hoy Italia), beato Egidio (Bernardino) Di Bello, religioso de la Orden de los Hermanos Menores, que vivió encerrado en una cueva (1518).
17*. En la ciudad de Arequipa, en Perú, beata Ana de los Ángeles Monteagudo, virgen de la Orden de Predicadores, que con sus dones de consejo y profecía se dedicó a promover el bien de toda la ciudad (1686).
18*. En Perugia, ciudad de Italia, beata Francisca de Sales (Leonia) Aviat, virgen, que se dedicó con amor materno y sagacidad a la educación de las jóvenes y fundó las Oblatas de San Francisco de Sales (1914).
19*. En Madrid, capital de España,beata María Dolores Rodríguez Sopeña, virgen, la cual dio muestras de su gran caridad cristiana al dedicarse a los más abandonados de la sociedad de su tiempo, acercándose especialmente a los suburbios de las mayores ciudades, y para anunciar el Evangelio y atender a los pobres y a los obreros en cuestiones sociales, fundó el Instituto de la Damas Catequistas y la Obra de la Doctrina (1918).

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          Gift-Givers Praise Walmart Ads — Fast Company      Cache   Translate Page      

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Consumers praise Walmart's ad campaigns as an aid to making gift choices:

"A new survey of 1,000-plus American consumers found that 64% said Walmart offers the best advertising to help them decide which gifts to buy, which is slightly better than the 61% who said the same of Amazon. That’s a pretty key sales skill at a time when consumers are faced with endless choices. Target, Best Buy, and Macy’s rounded out the top five retailers on the survey."

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          Tony Robbins-backed fitness app Freeletics raises $45 million      Cache   Translate Page      

Tony Robbins is hoping to motivate people beyond self-help. On Tuesday, it was announced that the motivational speaker joined several high-profile investors in a Series A funding round for digital fitness company Freeletics.

The company closed a $45 million round led by FitLab, Causeway Media Partners, and JAZZ Venture Partners, with participation from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, ward.ventures, and Tony Robbins. The investors are affiliated with several professional sports franchises, including the San Francisco 49ers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

[Photo: courtesy of Freeletics]
Launched in 2013, Freeletics is a customizable fitness training app that requires no equipment. It has over 900 pr