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          Election 2019: Ellen McAlpine, Village of Cary trustee      Cache   Translate Page      
Northwest Herald Questionnaire

Name: Ellen McAlpine

Age: 57

Town: Cary

Office sought: Village trustee of Cary

Family: Married to Christopher: 5 Children and 5 Grandchildren

Occupation: Manager for residential mortgage banker, Envoy Mortgage

Education: Wm Rainer Harper – accounting and National College of Education: Business Management

Elected offices held: Current trustee for Village of Cary

Civic involvement: 20-plus year member of Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce and past 8+ year Board Member, Co-Director of Miss Cary Grove Business Scholarship Pageant, Saints Peter and Paul Athletic Director, Religious Education Teacher, Youth Mentor Leader, volunteer for Little City Foundation as well as St. Coletta special needs programs, and volunteer for many other programs and charitable organizations.


Social Media: Facebook – We Unite Cary along with You Tube Podcasts for We Unite Cary


1. What is your largest priority for Cary if elected?

There are many pressing issues facing our village. These include the following: finding sustainable sources to increase revenue, pension reform, senior housing demands, and improving the quality of life for all of our current and future residents. It is imperative that we have sustainable and meaningful development so that we can continue to balance our budget, continue to deliver high level services, maintain excellent resources from our police so that we can retain our #1 rating as lowest crime rate in the county; all while keeping a watchful eye on our property taxes. We must address both short and long term solutions as the revenues to the Village have remained constant, however, our financial obligations continue and will continue to increase. Working together with the various taxing bodies as well as municipal partnering is an avenue we should continue implementing and take to a higher level. On a state level, the pension burden is unsustainable and it is time for everyone to work for the good of all residents in our state to have meaningful reform.

2. What changes should Cary make in the future?

One change that I believe will yield positive results is having a board that works collaboratively for the best interests of the residents. When residents elect their representatives they should expect and demand that they are serving them and not serving their own agendas or personal issues. Elected officials should always have an open mind and willingness to meet with residents, fellow board members, the mayor, and staff, as well as being open to business owners and developers. We also need to make sure that potential businesses and developers know that the Village of Cary is open for their business and that we want to optimize investment in Cary by bringing in sustainable businesses and developments that will add value to our Village. We have limited property left to develop and we need to insure that when something goes into the spaces that it meets the criteria of highest and best use of the property, will bring revenue to the Village, as well as enhance the character of Cary. There will be times when developments and businesses are not a good fit, but we are tasked with gathering and processing presented information prior to making a determination and decision. A board that puts the interests of all residents as its top priority can unify and our residents deserve and will benefit from their elected officials acting in this manner.

3. How do you feel about Cary’s video gambling and any potential expansion into places such as gas stations?

Currently the position that the village board has taken is that video gaming has been approved as an enhancement to a business that is serving food, has a required amount of seats, be out of direct access to customers, and not as a core profit center. This has slowed the pace by which video gaming has expanded within our village. Our current model has been working well for both the business owners and the village. However, video gaming is expanding throughout the state and surrounding towns at a rapid rate. I believe that we should continue to be open to the possibility of change, review the restrictions as they come before us so that we remain competitive with surrounding communities, as well as be careful not to change the character and charm of our town. If we elected to modify our current position then I would want to minimize the visibility of video gaming from the outside appearance of the establishment as well as the type of advertising to promote the activity. While I do not want to lose business to a neighboring community, I always want to remain true to what is best for our community as a whole and not negatively impact our Village.

4. How do you feel about Cary’s recent and upcoming senior housing projects?

I am very excited about our newest senior housing projects. I am proud that I voted in favor of both the PIHRL senior development as well as the Haber Oaks duplex project. This is in contrast to other board members who are also seeking re-election. This is a core principle of my campaign as the population in Cary is aging and we need to have options to meet the needs of this demographic. These are people who have lived in Cary for an extended time, raised their families, paid the taxes to build our schools and infrastructure, love their Churches, doctors, restaurants, and grocery stores, etc., and are in need of homes that will meet their needs so that they can age in place. I feel that these developments are a good start but that we still need a variety of options, such as single-family homes, town homes, condominiums, and rentals, as well as varying price points as we have a diverse sector of seniors and needs. This demographic is projected to continue growing and we need to have the forth sight to plan accordingly.

5. How do you feel about the way that Cary handled its harassment investigation of a village trustee?

I am disappointed on many levels but mainly because this happened and no one should be treated in such a manner. The village handled the complaint just as they have handled similar complaints in the past. They consulted with the village attorney and then hired out an independent investigator. Because I was the recipient of this behavior, I am able to articulate a unique perspective. After trying to resolve this directly with Trustee Cosler, then with the Village Administrator, and next with the Village Board, my options were filing a harassment claim or lawsuit, and I did not want to file suit. The claim was investigated, the parties were given an option to participate, the accused chose not to participate, and findings were rendered substantiating the claims. I am disappointed that there is not a policy that covers an elected official’s behavior as this type of conduct would not be acceptable in the private sector, public sector, classroom, or boardroom. My disappointment extends to the elected officials who then wanted to bury and destroy the findings, which certainly does not meet any standard of transparency. This was paid for by the taxpayers and, as such, is property of the taxpayers. When they were not successful in this attempt, they called a special board meeting, which cost the taxpayers in excess of $1500 to simply repudiate the report. In my humble opinion, the residents should not only expect but demand and deserve their elected officials to behave professionally and respectfully at all times.

6. How do you feel about Cary’s new social media policy?

I am thrilled that we were able to pass a social media policy, which has led to the Village of Cary instituting a Facebook page. I championed this effort beginning prior to me actually being sworn into office. It took almost four years but I am happy that all but one of the trustees voted to approve the policy. This is another tool to disseminate information to our residents, as I believe in true transparency. The previous village board wanted increased transparency as well and rewired the boardroom so that we would be able to tape our meetings. We now broadcast them on YouTube. In the future, we need to stay cognizant of other modes of relaying information to our residents and adapting as mediums adjust. While this is one way to communicate, we still need to be aware that this is not all encompassing. We have residents who do not use social media so we need to always be looking for additional ways, such as digital mailing and expanding our cell phone textcaster messaging, as methods to communicate with residents.

7. What else should we know about you?

I love Cary and serving the residents of our village. Cary exudes small town charm with a huge compassionate heart. I am proud of my time on the village board and believe that my record supports that I want what is best for the town and our residents. I have been an extremely active member of the community volunteering my time to various schools, Church, Chamber of Commerce, park district programs, and multiple civic organizations … as well as my husband, Christopher, and I, raising our five children and now being blessed with five grandchildren. I also manage a residential mortgage banking company. All of these experiences have prepared me to work collaboratively and respectfully with others and to critically analyze situations for long term implications prior to making decisions. I believe that working with and listening to others is a skill set that is necessary to achieve optimum results personally, professionally, and in a political forum. I have chosen to align myself with Dale Collier Jr, and Sean Wheeler under our banner of WE UNITE CARY as we are united in wanting to work together in an effective manner to improve the quality of life for all of our residents. Please feel free to check out our Facebook Page – We Unite Cary; our website –; or check us out on YouTube as we have weekly podcasts on relevant topics.

          Election 2019: Tom Vaclavek, Community High School District 155 board      Cache   Translate Page      
Name: Tom Vaclavek

Age: 44

Town: Cary

Office sought: School District 155 Board

Occupation: Attorney

Education: BS Media Arts – Univ. of Arizona 1996, JD – Chicago Kent College of Law 2000

Elected offices held: None

Social Media:


1. What is your largest priority for District 155 if elected?

My top priority is to make sure every student in District 155 has the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. My second biggest priority to be a good financial steward of the public’s tax dollars. There is no getting around that we have a property tax issue in McHenry County which is exacerbated by the state’s fiscal mismanagement. I pay property taxes on my home and business, so I share in this frustration, but I also strongly believe that great schools and fiscal responsibility do not have to be mutually exclusive. This District and our community have a lot to be proud of, but we face some challenges and I believe my years as a small business owner give me the skills needed to make a difference in the community I call home.

2. What changes should District 155 make in the future?

Education is changing. The needs of the market are changing as well. It is critical that D155 continue to provide workforce development opportunities for our students. Partnering with community stakeholders will provide those opportunities and will allow our community to remain relevant, healthy and attractive to families and businesses alike.

3. What are your thoughts on how District 155 has adjusted to enrollment changes?

It would appear the district has adjusted to enrollment changes by decreasing teaching staff in accordance with declining enrollment. The district also has one of the lower costs per student ratios for schools providing similar levels of excellent education so that is something we should be proud of. My time as an attorney and owning my own business has taught me that you must continue to evolve in order to succeed. But we also must remember that these are kids; not widgets. We cannot and should not over-correct and the board is tasked with making policy decisions that will last long after any of us are gone. If we can do more, I will certainly be open to that and will approach all opportunities with an independent measure like I do for my business and clients.

4. What direction do you believe that District 155 should head in the future with its property tax levy if enrollment projections hold?

The board needs to make sure it is doing everything it can to not over-burden the tax-payers while continuing to provide the education this community expects and deserves. Keeping a flat levy and/or decreasing the tax burden on the community is something we need to strive for. Continuing to innovate is important but so is making sure that we do so in a way that continues to allow our students to be prepared to succeed in whatever they choose to do when they graduate. I believe we can do that and still do everything we can to lower the burden placed on the taxpayers.

5. Do you believe that District 155 should consider closing one of its high school buildings in the future?

This is not an issue that should be taken lightly. Without more analysis, it is hard to say how the district should allocate its resources. I believe that we need to be fiscally responsible, but we need to be committed to looking at the short- and long-term consequences a decision of this magnitude would have on our students, the level of education the District provides and most importantly the community as a whole. It would be irresponsible for me to say one way or another without looking at more data.

6. How do you feel District 155 handled its recent teacher contract negotiation process? How do you feel about the resulting contract?

Since I was not a member of the board during the recent teacher contract negotiations, I do not feel that I am qualified to speak to the process. I understand that many in the community feel that government, as a whole, is not transparent. The board must continue, and build upon, its efforts to be more transparent so that the community has a sense of confidence that the direction of the board and the district is known to all. However, I was at the board meeting when the contract was passed and noted that the majority of the board felt it was fair and reasonable. It appears that the contract is within the normal range for teachers in the area as well. We must remember that great schools do not come without great educators, so we need to be sure that our teachers are being paid in line with what other teachers in the area are receiving so that they continue to produce results for our students.

7. How do you feel that District 155 has handled the disciplinary cases of teachers Matt Fralick, Rick Lima and Justin Hubly?

As an attorney, I understand that personnel matters are handled by the district confidentially. Determinations of wrong-doing are often met with difficulties based on due process requirements and privacy laws. I am confident that those responsible for the Human Resource oversight are doing their best on behalf of the students, the school and their employees. Since I am not involved in those discussions or privy to the details, I feel any further comment would be inappropriate.

          Lögreglan á höfuðborgarsvæðinu svarar fyrir sig – „Beiting piparúðans var metið vægasta stig valdbeitingar“      Cache   Translate Page      

Lögreglan á höfuðborgarsvæðinu hefur vægast sagt legið undir gagnrýni eftir mótmælin til að vekja athygli á réttarstöðu hælisleitenda á Austurvelli. En lögreglan hefur nú svarað fyrir sig og gerði það með Facebook færslunni hér fyrir neðan: Aðgerðir lögreglu vegna mótmælenda á Austurvelli Mótmæli til að vekja athygli á réttarstöðu hælisleitenda hófust á Austurvelli um kl. 15 […]

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          Navy disregards negative impacts of Growlers on Whidbey Island      Cache   Translate Page      

Re: “Navy rejects call for more Growler jet monitoring”: I am disheartened by the Navy’s dismissive response to the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. As I have experienced firsthand and seen in the powerful documentary “Plane Truths,” the negative impact of these thundering jets is already severely damaging to health, well-being and wildlife on […]
          War Criminals Are Popular, This Century      Cache   Translate Page      
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Jason R… Jason Ross: Barack Obama Most Admired Man for 11th Straight Year: Gallup: Rayn: War criminals are real popular this century!
          For America, WAR is LIFE      Cache   Translate Page      
I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall… Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years: (Charles Q. Choi) Even a regional nuclear war could spark “unprecedented” global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models. Widespread famine and disease would … (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)
          Cowardly Cops Continue to Place Their Own Lives Ahead of Public They “Serve”      Cache   Translate Page      
I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall… EJ Bradford Was Shot Three Times from Behind by Officer, Autopsy Reveals: Emantic Bradford Jr, the 21-year-old African American man who was killed by a police officer on Thanksgiving at a mall in Alabama, was shot three times … (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)
          Democrats Once Again Nominate Corrupt Pelosi as Speaker of House      Cache   Translate Page      
I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall… Pelosi Nominated as Speaker by House Democrats: My Commentary: If you’re surprised, you’re not paying attention…
          Domestic Terrorism Starts and Ends with Police      Cache   Translate Page      
I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall… A Democratic District Attorney Was Just Ambushed and Shot in the Face: A former Alabama state trooper has shot the district attorney for Alabama’s 17th Judicial Circuit, Greg Griggers, directly in the face today in an ambush attack. Griggers was rushed … (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)
          Are VPN Services Worth Using in 2019?      Cache   Translate Page      

Did you know that during the first six months of 2017, the US government and its law enforcement agencies requested Facebook to disclose around 32,716 users’ data? Well, you can’t expect anything...
          In trouble at school for social media posts? Now you can get legal help online      Cache   Translate Page      
There was the case where the student called his teacher the b-word on Facebook. The school was threatening to not only suspend the student, but also discipline anybody who "liked" the post with detention. The student wanted to know: What are my rights here? Or take the case where a school’s basketball team crushed its rival, only to have one of its own students tweet this sensitive gem: “lol ni**ers think they r sooo good at basketball but should prob go back to picking cotton after that loss!!!” Other students were upset, and asked if the school could do anything to punish the kid who wrote the tweet. Then there was the case involving the cross-country runner whose teammate wore a hijab – until a coach told her she had to take it off if she wanted to compete. There was the boy who got sent to the principal’s office for wearing a dress to school. Or the case where teachers complained about a student saying “May God bless the United States and may God bless you all” during the morning
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          埃航波音737 MAX 8空难后 全球14国加入停飞阵营      Cache   Translate Page      

在埃塞俄比亚波音737 MAX 8(也称737-8)客机失事后,14国相继加入停飞阵营。路透社12日消息称,新加坡及澳大利亚周二皆宣布,暂停所有此机型飞机在当地机场起降运作,印尼及中国早前已停飞此机型。
当地时间10号上午,埃塞俄比亚航空一架波音737 MAX 8客机坠毁,造成157人罹难,其中包括8名中国乘客。埃航透露,失事客机黑匣子已找到,已由埃塞俄比亚航空工作人员带回检测。

令人唏嘘的是,这是不到五个月时间内,波音737 MAX 8型飞机发生的第二起空难。20181029日,印尼狮航同样一架波音737 MAX 8客机发生空难事故,机上189人全部罹难。
多国停飞波音737 MAX
新加坡民航局(CAAS)的声明显示,在周日客机坠毁事件后,对737 MAX安全性的质疑可能无法这么快消除。新加坡民航局还称,在暂停期间将收集更多资讯,检视波音737 MAX持续在新加坡起降的相关安全风险。

据民航资源网数据显示,目前国内共有中国航空、南方航空、东方航空、海南航空、山东航空、深圳航空等13家航司共同运营着97737 MAX飞机。在接到民航局通知后,多家国内航司相继停飞该机型,并称会帮助旅客处理退改签等问题。据报道,由于暂停了波音737 MAX的飞行,11日,国内355个航班受到了影响。

11日,开曼航空和埃塞俄比亚航空也发布公告称,暂停运行所有波音737 MAX机型的客机,复飞时间待进一步通知。埃航透露,目前,坠机事故发生的原因尚未明确,我们决定采取临时安全防御措施,暂停运营所有该机型客机。
另据路透社报道,墨西哥航空公司11日也表示,在埃塞航坠机事件调查清楚之前,墨西哥航空将会停止其6架波音737 MAX 8的飞行。墨西哥航空公司表示,使用这些(指737 MAX 8)飞机运营的航班将由其他机队负责。
巴西第二大航空公司高尔航空也在当地时间11日晚上8点起暂停公司所有波音737 MAX 8飞机的商业运营。
同时,南非的康姆航空也发布声明称,将暂停所有737 MAX8飞机的商业运营。该航空公司在一份声明中表示,虽然康姆航空在将第一架737 MAX 8引入其机队之前已经做了大量的准备工作,并对飞机的固有安全性仍然充满信心,但公司决定在与其他运营商、波音公司以及专家进行协商期间,暂时不安排飞机(继续飞行)的时间表。

阿根廷航空公司宣布,将从311日开始,暂时停止其波音737 MAX 8的商业运营。
摩洛哥国家航空公司摩洛哥皇家航空宣布,将无限期暂停使用所有波音737 MAX 8飞机。
韩国国际广播电台(KBS)报道,目前,韩国易斯达航空公司拥有波音737 MAX8型号客机,韩国国土部已开始对该型号客机进行紧急安全检查。韩国土部表示,如果发现飞机有缺陷,将立即采取停飞措施。
除此之外,蒙古航空、印尼航空、挪威航空以及迪拜航空也在早些时候表示,受埃塞尔比亚飞机失事的影响,暂时停止波音737 MAX 8的飞行。
据不完全统计,截至目前,全球已有14国暂停了737 MAX的运行。

路透社称,美国联邦航空管理局周一晚间发出了737 MAX飞机的持续适航通知,以安抚各航空公司,并且详细介绍了波音公司在设计方面的一系列改进。



          联合国地球体检报告:人类2017年耗费9百亿吨资源      Cache   Translate Page      



100亿人口打造一个安全、舒适、可持续的世界,或许是人类有史以来面临的最大挑战。 我们可以做到这一点,前提是我们要设法让地球恢复健康。本周在内罗毕召开的第四届联合国环境大会为我们提供了绝佳的机会,通过出台和实施具体行动,来实现地球所需的变革。当前处于悬崖边缘、岌岌可危的,是我们身处其中的社会和生活。时不我待,为自救,我们也应加紧行动。


          微软起诉鸿海精密 郭台铭:惹不起华为来搞我      Cache   Translate Page      


12日,美国时政网站Axios报道称,上周五,微软公司在美国加利福尼亚州圣何塞(San Jose)联邦法院提起诉讼,称鸿海精密自2013年以来未能遵守一项专利授权协议。微软公司要求鸿海精密补缴专利授权费和利息,并审查鸿海精密的账簿和律师费。

微软由于在安卓崛起的时代落后了,所以才采取了这样错误的策略。可以说是我很同情他用这招, 奉劝微软公司要思考未来改进。郭台铭说。





          多国停飞737MAX 波音市值蒸发超200亿美元或再跌      Cache   Translate Page      

在埃塞俄比亚航空公司的波音737 MAX 8客机坠毁后,外界对这款机型安全性能的质疑在持续发酵。在业界,为了确保飞行安全,中国、埃塞俄比亚、印度尼西亚和新加坡等国都已宣布暂停飞此机型。在金融市场方面,波音的股价隔夜出现重挫。据悉,在美股盘前交易的时段,波音公司的股价跳水超10%,在开盘时跌幅一度达到了12%,市值蒸发超200亿美元。但之后由于美股整体强势使得跌幅收窄,最终收跌超过5.3%。目前,空难事故原因还在调查。如果最终证明飞机存安全漏洞,那么波音737 Max系列将会失去市场青睐,从而对波音在短途市场中产生致命性影响。不仅如此,波音还会面临巨额索赔,股价进一步下挫,以及在公司品牌声誉以及未来盈利上的挑战压力。



          俄上将:希特勒上任两年就备战 很像特朗普      Cache   Translate Page      

希特勒上台两年后开始准备战争,特朗普上台两年,我们看到了相似之处。今日俄罗斯RT311日报道,俄罗斯上将萨马诺夫(Vladimir Shamanov)做了如此比喻。






          全国停电第5日 委内瑞拉反对派宣布进入紧急状态      Cache   Translate Page      

早前在停电的第三日,马杜罗曾表示已恢复近70%地区的供电,但因受到新一轮的网络攻击,电力系统再次陷入瘫痪。当时他指责是美国对委内电力系统进行了高科技的电磁攻击 electromagnetic attacks)。



据此前报道,自37日起,委内瑞拉包括首都在内的多数地区都陷入了黑暗之中。委内瑞拉新闻部长罗德里格斯(Jorge Rodríguez)表示,此次停电的原因是委最重要的古里水电站遭到反对派蓄意破坏。



          澳大利亚宣布暂时停飞波音737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      

据路透社12日最新消息,澳大利亚民用航空安全局暂停了往返澳大利亚的波音737 MAX客机航班。
澳大利亚民用航空安全局首席执行官Shane Carmody在一份声明中说:停飞只是暂时的,我们正在等待更多信息来评估往来澳大利亚的波音737 MAX飞机是否具有持续运营的安全风险。


          伊朗情侣当众求婚被捕 警方:受西方堕落思想影响      Cache   Translate Page      


德黑兰律师协会负责人阿米尼(Isa Amini)批评了这起逮捕行为,他认为,这对情侣没有做出任何不法行为,因此,警方的行为完全没有任何依据。
然而,当地的副警察局长穆诺鲁兹(Mostafa Norouzi)在接受伊朗改革派报纸《公民报》采访时表示,不需要做过多的解释,这对年轻人无视当地文化和宗教的行为是不可原谅的,他们已经通过自己的行为明显地表达了他们的攻击性,这是受西方堕落思想的荼毒
伊朗半官方媒体法尔斯通讯社(Fars News Agency)将在公众场合求婚的行为划归为可耻行为,并声称其助长了当地不道德之风的盛行。该机构提出应该对二人采取严厉的惩罚,以防止其他人效仿。




          2019年印度大选将成最贵选举 已超过美国大选      Cache   Translate Page      


然而,根据位于新德里的媒体研究中心Centre for Media Studies)的数据,今年印度大选耗资将达到70亿美元,这一花费已经超过了2016年美国总统大选的约65亿美元,也意味着本次大选将成为印度乃至全世界最昂贵的一次选举。

媒体研究中心主席N。巴斯卡拉·拉奥(N Bhaskara Rao)告诉彭博社,大部分支出的增长都来自社交媒体、旅游和广告。

关注印度大选的美国哥伦比亚大学讲师西蒙·肖沙(Simon Chauchard)告诉彭博社,印度政客们普遍认为你必须去做更新鲜、更疯狂、更大更吵更热闹的事情来吸引选民。
印度还规定了选举人在竞选活动中的花费上限——大约7000万卢比(100万美元)。然而彭博社称,在2018年印度卡纳塔克邦的选举中,选举委员会查获了价值超过13亿卢比的未申报财物,包括现金、黄金、 酒精和毒品(Drugs)等。
卡内基国际和平基金会南亚项目主任,观察者网作者米兰·瓦什纳夫(Milan Vaishnav)对《印度时报》说:高昂的选举成本已经成了印度政治经济的一个重要现实,并得到了广泛的承认和哀叹。但引起人们注意的不仅仅是物质方面的支出,还有这些财物流动的方式。





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据英国《卫报》报道,加拿大Dixit-Vaidya一家人搭乘失事飞机前往肯尼亚度假,那是37岁女主人 Kosha Vaidya的出生地。由于多年未回出生地探访,她与丈夫、两个女儿以及父母一家六口人搭上了埃航ET302航班,却没想到发生了惨剧。

Vaidya的弟弟Manant 在接受采访时表示,全家一起前往肯尼亚本该是他姐姐几十年来第一次回访出生地之旅,自打小时候起,她就对撒哈拉沙漠充满了向往,并计划终有一天会回到那里。
此前,Vaidya在加拿大听力学会( Canadian Hearing Society)担任一名HR咨询顾问。飞机失事后,加拿大听力学会发表官方声明表示“Vaidya是一位杰出的人,本该有大好前程等着她的
Vaidya一家生前住在多伦多外的 Brampton,她的两个女儿在Peel区上学。 Brampton市长Patrick Brown表示这是一起令人难以置信的惨剧,市政厅将会降半旗致哀。




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          «Revolutionizing Health»: Αναδεικνύοντας το μέλλον του digital health και επιβραβεύοντας την αριστεία      Cache   Translate Page      

H υγεία στην Ελλάδα άλλαξε! Υπάρχει πλέον διαφάνεια, υπάρχει ταχύτητα, ευκολία και ειλικρινές ενδιαφέρον. Το 2011 αυτή η περιγραφή δεν θα ταίριαζε με τον χώρο της υγείας. Σήμερα όμως είναι μία ζώσα πραγματικότητα που κατάφερε να δημιουργήσει η υπηρεσία doctoranytime, μέσα στα 7 χρόνια λειτουργίας της, με τις ρηξικέλευθες μεθόδους της και το αμείωτο ενδιαφέρον για τον άνθρωπο και τις ανάγκες του.

Στις 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2019, στην κατάμεστη αίθουσα του Ε.Π.Ι.Ψ.Υ (Ερευνητικό Πανεπιστημιακό Ινστιτούτο Ψυχικής Υγείας, Νευροεπιστημών και Ιατρικής Ακριβείας «ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΣΤΕΦΑΝΗΣ» Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών), έλαβε χώρα το πιο πρωτοποριακό, ενημερωτικό αλλά ταυτόχρονα και ανθρώπινο event για την υγεία.

Ένα event που τα είχε όλα. Κατά τη διάρκεια του προγράμματος οι συμμετέχοντες είχαν τη δυνατότητα να ενημερωθούν από τον κ. Χρήστο Μαναγούδη- CMOdoctoranytime για τις σημαντικές αλλαγές που έχει επιφέρει το doctoranytime στο σύστημα της υγείας στη χώρα μας, καθώς επίσης και για τα μελλοντικά πλάνα της εταιρείας από την κα. Ελευθερία Ζούρου- CEOdoctoranytime.

Παράλληλα, η Google,την οποία εκπροσώπησε η κα. Σπυριδούλα Δρακοπούλου- HeadofPerformanceAgencies, GoogleGreece, Bulgaria, Cyprus & Malta, ενημέρωσε το κοινό για τις σύγχρονες τάσεις και το μέλλον του digital health βάσει των στοιχείων της ίδιας της Google.

Επιπλέον, ο κ. Λέων Γαβαλάς- Ερευνητής και Υποψήφιος Διδάκτωρ του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου παρουσίασε το ποιες είναι οι συνήθειες και οι συμπεριφορές του διαδικτυακού χρήστη γύρω από θέματα υγείας σύμφωνα με τα αποτελέσματα που προέκυψαν από τη έρευνα του doctoranytime με το Εργαστήριο Ηλεκτρονικού Εμπορίου και Ηλεκτρονικού ΕπιχειρείνELTRUN του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, σε περισσότερους από 1350 χρήστες.

Η βραδιά κορυφώθηκε με την βράβευση των 100 top γιατρών στην Ελλάδα όπως αυτοί προέκυψαν από τις προτιμήσεις των ασθενών που εκφράστηκαν στις φόρμες αξιολόγησης του doctoranytime.

Να σημειωθεί ότι το doctoranytime έχει συλλέξει και συνεχίζει να το κάνει αξιολογήσεις για τους γιατρούς που συνεργάζονται με την υπηρεσία, από παραπάνω από 70.000 ασθενείς, μέρος των 4.500.000 ασθενών που έχουν συνολικά βρει τον καλύτερο γιατρό για εκείνους. Οι αξιολογήσεις αυτές που συλλέγονται και παρουσιάζονται με τρόπο αδιάβλητο και διαφανή αποτελούν την καλύτερη δυνατή σφυγμομέτρηση σχετικά με τις προτιμήσεις των ασθενών στους γιατρούς. Ενώ σε συνδυασμό με πληροφορίες όπως το κόστος της επίσκεψης και κάθε ιατρικής πράξης καθώς και την εμπειρία και την εξειδίκευση, ο χρήστης πραγματικά μπορεί να βρει τον καλύτερο γιατρό για εκείνον. Το 63% των ασθενών όπως προέκυψε από την έρευνα του εργαστηρίου ELTRUN βρίσκει πλέον τον γιατρό που θα εμπιστευθεί online.

Τέλος, σε μία εκδήλωση γύρω από την υγεία δεν θα μπορούσε να λείψει η κορυφαία έκφρασή της ανθρωπιάς που είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένη με το ιατρικό λειτουργημα. Έτσι, στην βραδιά αυτή σε κλίμα φορτισμένο από συγκίνηση, βραβεύτηκαν εκείνοι οι γιατροί που ανταποκρίθηκαν χωρίς δεύτερη σκέψη στο κάλεσμα του doctoranytime, και έσπευσαν το καλοκαίρι του 2018 να βοηθήσουν τους πληγέντες από τις φωτιές.

Την εκδήλωση παρουσίασε η κα. Ζήνα Κουτσελίνη και παρευρέθηκαν περισσότεροι από 270 επισκέπτες, μεταξύ των οποίων γιατροί, πανεπιστημιακοί πρόεδροι Ιατρικών και Οδοντιατρικών συλλόγων της χώρας, φορείς υγεία και εκπρόσωποι από τον φαρμακευτικό κόσμο.

Το RevolutionizingHealth τελέστηκε υπό την αιγίδα του Ερευνητικού Πανεπιστημιακού Ινστιτούτου Ψυχικής Υγείας, Νευροεπιστημών και Ιατρικής Ακριβείας «ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΣΤΕΦΑΝΗΣ» Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (Ε.Π.Ι.Ψ.Υ.), του Πανελλήνιου Ιατρικού Συλλόγου (ΠΙΣ) και του Ιατρικού Συλλόγου Αθηνών (ΙΣΑ).

Την εκδήλωση υποστήριξαν οι εταιρείες ΦΑΡΜΑΣΕΡΒ-ΛΙΛΛΥ Α.Ε.Β.Ε. και B3D, ενώ χορηγοί επικοινωνίας ήταν η HuffingtonPost και το News 24/7.


Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες αναφορικά με τη διοργάνωση του Revolutionizing Health 2018 επισκεφθείτε το ή τη σελίδα του στο Facebook.

          Ο ναυαγός που σώθηκε χάρη στο τζιν παντελόνι του      Cache   Translate Page      

Οταν ο Αρνε Μούρκε ξυπνούσε το πρωί της περασμένης Τετάρτης και φόραγε το τζιν του δεν φανταζόταν σε καμία περίπτωση πως αυτή θα ήταν μια κίνηση που θα αποδεικνυόταν σωτήρια για την ζωή του.

Ο 30χρονος ιστιοπλόος είχε βγει μαζί με τον αδερφό του στα ανοιχτά του κόλπου Tolaga, στην ανατολική ακτή ενός νησιού της Νέας Ζηλανδίας, όταν μια έκρηξη στο σκάφος τον πέταξε στη θάλασσα.

Αδυνατώντας να φτάσει το σωσίβιο που του πέταξε ο αδερφός του, παρασύρθηκε από τα ισχυρά ρεύματα, παλεύοντας με τα κύματα.

Για καλή του τύχη, όμως, διατήρησε την ψυχραιμία του και επιστράτευσε τις γνώσεις του, που τον γλίτωσαν από βέβαιο πνιγμό.

Εχοντας διαβάσει για ένα κόλπο μετατροπής του παντελονιού σε αυτοσχέδιο σωσίβιο, έδεσε κόμπους στις άκρες του τζιν και το κράτησε πάνω από το νερό ώστε να το γεμίσει με αέρα. Στη συνέχεια το βύθισε για να παγιδεύσει τον αέρα στο εσωτερικό του και κάπως έτσι είχε στα χέρια του ένα φουσκωτό «εργαλείο», που τον κρατούσε στην επιφάνεια.

Ενα ελικόπτερο διάσωσης κατόρθωσε να τον εντοπίσει  περίπου 3,5 ώρες αργότερα και τον έβγαλε από τη θάλασσα σώο και αβλαβή.

«Ηταν τύχη που το γιοτ είχε τόσο ραδιοφωνικό σταθμό VHF όσο και φάρους έκτακτης ανάγκης για να εγείρουν την προειδοποίηση», ανέφερε ο επικεφαλής του Συντονισμού Διάσωσης. «Χωρίς αυτά, τα πράγματα ίσως είχαν εξελιχθεί διαφορετικά» εξήγησε.



Πηγή: Reuters


          Ιράν: 38 χρόνια κάθειρξη και 148 μαστιγώσεις για την Νασρίν Σοτουντέχ      Cache   Translate Page      

Η Ιρανή δικηγόρος, υπέρμαχος των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων Νασρίν Σοτουντέχ καταδικάστηκε σε 38 χρόνια κάθειρξη και 148 μαστιγώσεις, ανέφερε ο σύζυγός της Ρεζά Χαντάν στη σελίδα του στο Facebook, χωρίς να αναφέρει τις κατηγορίες εναντίον της.

Ωστόσο το ιρανικό πρακτορείο Isna μετέδωσε ότι η Σοτουντέχ καταδικάστηκε σε «πέντε χρόνια φυλάκιση για συνομωσία κατά του συστήματος και δύο χρόνια επειδή προσέβαλε τον ανώτατο ηγέτη» του Ιράν Αλί Χαμενεΐ.

Η Σοτουντέχ, η οποία συνελήφθη τον Ιούνιο του 2018, έχει εκτίσει στο παρελθόν τη μισή από μια εξαετή ποινή κάθειρξης που της είχε επιβληθεί το 2010 για διασπορά προπαγάνδας και συνομωσία κατά της ασφάλειας του κράτους επειδή υπερασπίστηκε ακτιβιστές της αντιπολίτευσης που συμμετείχαν στις διαδηλώσεις του 2009 εναντίον του τότε προέδρου Μαχμούτ Αχμαντινετζάντ. Αφέθηκε ελεύθερη το 2013.

Στο μήνυμά του στο Facebook ο Χαντάν αναφέρει ότι η σύζυγός του «καταδικάστηκε σε 38 χρόνια κάθειρξη και 148 μαστιγώσεις. Πέντε χρόνια για την πρώτη υπόθεση και 33 χρόνια και 148 μαστιγώσεις για τη δεύτερη», χωρίς όμως να διευκρινίσει ποια είναι η πρώτη υπόθεση και ποια η δεύτερη.

Πέρυσι η Σοτουντέχ εκπροσώπησε κάποιες γυναίκες που αφαίρεσαν το χιτζάμπ τους δημοσίως για να διαμαρτυρηθούν κατά των αυστηρών ενδυματολογικών κανόνων που ισχύουν στο Ιράν για τις γυναίκες, σύμφωνα με το Κέντρων Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων στο Ιράν με έδρα τη Νέα Υόρκη.

Οργανώσεις προάσπισης των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων επέκριναν έντονα τη νέα καταδίκη της Σοτουντέχ, η οποία έχει τιμηθεί και με το βραβείο Ζαχάρωφ για την Ελευθερία της Σκέψης από το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο.

«Η Νασρίν Σοτουντέχ έχει αφιερώσει τη ζωή της στην υπεράσπιση των δικαιωμάτων των γυναικών στο να μιλά κατά της θανατικής ποινής», επεσήμανε ο Φίλιπ Λούθερ της Διεθνούς Αμνηστίας.

«Είναι απολύτως εξοργιστικό ότι οι αρχές του Ιράν την τιμωρούν για το έργο της υπέρ των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων», πρόσθεσε.

(Με πληροφορίες από ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, Reuters) 

          Σοκολάτα ή χταπόδι για πρωινό; Οι πιο περίεργες διατροφικές συνήθειες των διάσημων δισεκατομμυριούχων      Cache   Translate Page      

Το γεγονός πως οι δισεκατομμυριούχοι έχουν τα χρήματα για να πληρώσουν τον προσωπικό τους σεφ ή για υγιεινά τρόφιμα εξαιρετικής ποιότητας δεν σημαίνει πως ακολουθούν πάντα και τις δίαιτες που τους ταιριάζουν. Μάλιστα μερικοί από τους ιδιοκτήτες των μεγαλύτερων τεχνολογικών κολοσσών φημίζονται για τις -κατά γενική ομολογία- περίεργες διατροφικές τους συνήθειες.

Κι ενώ κάποιοι πειραματίζονται με υγιεινά τιπς που θέτουν ως προτεραιότητα τα φρούτα και τα λαχανικά, άλλοι καταναλώνουν μεγάλες ποσότητες σοκολάτας για πρωινό ή δεν τρώνε καν κάποιο γεύμα το πρωί για μέρες.

Έτσι ακόμα κι αν κάποιες φορές τους ζηλεύετε για τη δυνατότητά τους να πληρώνουν για καλύτερη διατροφή, να θυμάστε πως πολλοί όχι μόνο δεν την υιοθετούν στην καθημερινότητά τους, αλλά αντιθέτως προτιμούν τροφές που δεν φημίζονται για τα θρεπτικά συστατικά που προσφέρουν στον οργανισμό.

Το Business Insider παραθέτει μερικές από τις διατροφικές συνήθειες κάποιων από τους γνωστότερους δισεκατομμυριούχους. Στη συνέχεια τις παρουσιάζουμε κι εμείς.


Ρίτσαρντ Μπράνσον, ιδρυτής της Virgin Group

Ο Ρίτσαρντ Μπράνσον έχει πολλάκις τονίσει πως καταναλώνει όχι ένα, ούτε δύο, αλλά είκοσι ολόκληρα φλυτζάνια τσάι την ημέρα. Μάλιστα το 2016 είχε δηλώσει μιλώντας στην Daily Mail πως δεν ξέρει πώς θα μπορούσε να επιβιώσει χωρίς το αγγλικό τσάι. Ο ίδιος το 2010 είχε επίσης υπογραμμίσει πως κάθε πρωί τρώει μια φρουτοσαλάτα με μούσλι, όπως επίσης και καπνιστή ρέγγα.Ο Μπράνσον ζει στο ιδιωτικό του νησί στην Καραϊβική, ενώ κάθε μέρα γυμνάζεται. Για βραδινό προτιμά να γευματίζει μαζί με άλλους ώστε όλοι να κάνουν διάλογο και να επικοινωνούν.


Τζεφ Μπέζος, ιδρυτής Amazon

Ο γνωστός σε όλους μας, Τζεφ Μπέζος, λέει πως προσπαθεί να αποφεύγει την πραγματοποίηση συσκέψεων το πρωί, ώστε πάντα να καταφέρνει να τρώει υγιεινό πρωινό χωρίς ιδιαίτερα παχυντικές τροφές. Το δημοσίευμα του Business Insider στη συνέχεια αναφέρει πως ο CEO της Amazon είχε κάποια στιγμή παραγγείλει για πρωινό ένα μεσογειακό χταπόδι με πατάτες, μπέικον, τζατζίκι και ένα αυγό. Ο Μπέζος ειδικότερα επέλεξε το συγκεκριμένο γεύμα έχοντας σαν στόχο να αναδείξει την στρατηγική της Amazon. «Είστε το χταπόδι που παίρνω για πρωινό. Όταν κοιτώ το μενού, είστε η επιλογή που δεν καταλαβαίνω, αυτή που ποτέ δεν είχα. Γι′ αυτό πρέπει να σας δοκιμάσω», έχει πει.


Μαρκ Κούμπαν, επενδυτής

Ο Μαρκ Κούμπαν σε συνέντευξη που είχε παραχωρήσει το 2014 είχε πει πως το πρωινό του περιλαμβάνει μια κούπα καφέ και δύο μπισκότα από μια εταιρεία που λέγεται Alyssa’s Cookies. Τα μπισκότα έχουν υψηλή περιεκτικότητα πρωτεϊνης και όχι υδατανθράκων.


Μπιλ Γκέιτς, ιδρυτής Microsoft

O ιδρυτής της Microsoft έχει στο παρελθόν δηλώσει πως λατρεύει τη γεύση της κόκα κόλα διαίτης. Μάλιστα, μπορεί να πιει τρία με τέσσερα μπουκαλάκια την ημέρα. Γενικότερα όμως οι διατροφικές συνήθειες του Γκέιτς δεν είναι οι καλύτερες. Εκείνος λέει ότι πίνει κακάο για πρωινό, η σύζυγός του ωστόσο ομολογεί πως ο άνδρας της παραλείπει τελείως το πιο σημαντικό γεύμα της μέρας. Ο ιδρυτής της Microsoft αγαπά επίσης τα cheeseburgers. Ο Τζο Κέρελ, διευθύνων σύμβουλος του Ιδρύματος Γκέιτς έχει πει πως πολύ συχνά θα δει κανείς τον Γκέιτς να επισκέπτεται τα McDonald’s.


Στιβ Τζομπς, ιδρυτής Apple

Πρόκειται για έναν άνθρωπο που όσο ζούσε φημίζονταν για τις περίεργες διατροφικές του συνήθειες. Ο ίδιος συνήθιζε να τρώει μόνο μία, ή δύο τροφές ολόκληρη την εβδομάδα. Κάποια στιγμή η διατροφή του απαρτίζονταν αποκλειστικά από καρότα και μήλα. Κάποια άλλη εποχή, ο Τζομπς ακολουθούσε μια δίαιτα η οποία του επέτρεπε να καταναλώνει μόνο φρούτα, λαχανικά, καρύδια και ξηρούς καρπούς.


Μαρκ Ζάκερμπεργκ, ιδρυτής Facebook

Για τον Μαρκ Ζάκερμπεργκ το πρωινό δεν είναι μια καθορισμένη συνήθεια. Θα φάει μόνο όταν έχει όρεξη και οι επιλογές του ποικίλουν. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό πως το 2011 υπήρξε περίοδος που είχε επιλέξει να τρώει μόνο ότι ο ίδιος σκότωνε. Μάλιστα προέτρεπε κι άλλους να κάνουν το ίδιο. Η διατροφή του τότε περιελάμβανε κοτόπουλα, αστακούς και χοιρινό.


Έλον Μασκ, ιδρυτής Τesla

Ο ιδρυτής της Tesla που εργάζεται πυρετωδώς και δεν κουράζεται ποτέ έχει πει πως συχνά δεν τρώει πρωινό αλλά όταν το κάνει θα προτιμήσει μια σοκολάτα Mars. Μάλιστα έχει παραδεχτεί πως καλό θα ήταν να μειώσει τα γλυκά, κάτι όμως που του είναι δύσκολο. Ο Μασκ έχει επίσης δηλώσει πως έχει αδυναμία στη γαλλική κουζίνα και το μπάρμπεκιου. Ο ίδιος εξηγεί πως δίνει ιδιαίτερη σημασία στο βραδινό ώστε να κλείσει η μέρα ευχάριστα.


Τζακ Ντόρσεϊ, δημιουργός Twitter

O Tζακ Ντόρσεϊ το 2012 είχε αποκαλύψει πως το πρωινό του περιλαμβάνει δύο βραστά αυγά που συνοδεύονται από σάλτσα σόγιας. Ο ίδιος τον Ιανουάριο τουίταρε πως πολλές φορές ξεχνά να φάει τελείως. Στο παρελθόν υπήρξε βίγκαν.

          ΗΠΑ: Αστυνομικοί εισβάλλουν σε θάλαμο που νοσηλεύεται καρκινοπαθής ψάχνοντας για κάνναβη      Cache   Translate Page      

Ο Nolan Sousley πάσχει από καρκίνο στο πάγκρεας (στάδιο 4ο). Την Τρίτη αισθάνθηκε έντονη αδιαθεσία και εισήχθη στο Citizens Memorial Hospital  στο Μιζούρι με υψηλό πυρετό και συνεχής νυχτερινή έντονη εφίδρωση. Στο πλευρό του ήταν h σύντροφός του Amber Kidwell.

Μια ημέρα μετά, ένας άνδρας της εταιρείας security του νοσοκομείου μπήκε στο του ζήτησε να κάνει έλεγχο στις τσάντες που είχε μαζί του υποστηρίζοντας πως από το δωμάτιο του ερχόταν μυρωδιά μαριχουάνας. Ο ασθενής αρνήθηκε.

Λίγο αργότερα, όπως φαίνεται στο βίντεο που ανάρτησε στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, εισέβαλαν στο δωμάτιό του αστυνομικοί και άρχισαν, φυσικά χωρίς να ρωτήσουν, να κάνουν έρευνα στο δωμάτιο και να ψάχνουν τα πράγματα του ασθενή, τις τσάντες τους κλπ.

Ο Sousley ακούγεται να του λέει πως μέσα στις τσάντες είχε βάλει λάδι κάνναβης αλλά είχε το σκεύασμα το είχε αφήσει στο πάρκινγκ. Οι αστυνομικοί του είπαν πως εάν έβρισκαν κάτι θα του έδιναν κλήση για να παρουσιαστεί ενώπιον του δικαστηρίου. Και μετά ακούγονται να λένε «Δεν σε πάμε στη φυλακή. Δεν βρήκαμε μαριχουάνα».


Ο δε Sousley υπενθυμίζει στους αστυνομικούς πως η χρήση μαριχουάνας για ιατρικούς λόγους είναι νόμιμη αλλά ο ένας εξ αυτών του απαντά «είναι ακόμη παράνομο».

Η αλήθεια είναι πως η συνταγογράφηση μαριχουάνας από τους ιατρούς θα ξεκινήσει στην Πολιτεία του Μιζούρι φέτος το καλοκαίρι-μετά τη νομιμοποίησή της τον περασμένο Νοέμβριο- αλλά πολλοί ασθενείς πλέον τη χρησιμοποιούν δεδομένου ότι έχει ψηφιστεί ο σχετικός νόμος. 

«Μα δεν έχω χρόνο να περιμένω. Εσύ τι θα έκανες; Πες μου εσύ τι θα έκανες;» τον ρωτάει απελπισμένος ο ασθενής Sousley, μιλώντας στη Bolivar Herald-Free Press, οι αστυνομικοί ζήτησαν να ελέγξουν μια ακόμη τσάντα που είχε μαζί του.

Ο Sousley όμως αρχικά αρνήθηκε και όπως είπε στον αστυνομικό ήταν η «τσάντα για την ύστατη ώρα». Τελικά επέτρεψε να την ελέγξουν αλλά αφού όλοι οι άλλοι είχαν αποχωρήσει από το δωμάτιο του...


Ο αρχηγός της τοπικής αστυνομίας επιβεβαίωσε στη Bolivar Herald-Free Press ότι οι αξιωματικοί είχαν λάβει τη συγκατάθεσή του ασθενή πριν πραγματοποιήσουν έρευνα στο δωμάτιο διευκρινίζοντας πως τελικά δεν βρέθηκε τίποτε παράνομο.

Αν και το βίντεο έχει προκαλέσει πολλά αρνητικά σχόλια, η αστυνομία δεν προτίθεται να διεξάγει έρευνα σχετικά με την υπερβάλλοντα ζήλο των αστυνομικών σε βάρος ενός καρκινοπαθή.

Η δε σύντροφός Sousley, Kindell, δηλώνει με έμφαση πως ο κάθε ασθενής θα πρέπει ελεύθερα να επιλέγει τη θεραπεία που θεωρεί καλύτερη για τον ίδιο. «Κανείς δεν ξέρει τι θα κάνει μέχρι να βρεθείτε σε αυτή την κατάσταση, ούτε τι μπορεί να κάνει κάποιος για να σώσει τη ζωή του αγαπημένου του».

          Проблемы межцерковного диалога (интервью с Павлом Левушканом)      Cache   Translate Page      

Интервью с Павлом Левушканом, лютеранским священником, экуменистом, пастором Русской Лютеранской Общины Богоявления в городе Рига. Контакты для связи: Viber/WhatsApp/ +37127794393 В данном выпуске мы поговорили о том, почему существует так много разных христианских церквей, как они взаимодействуют друг с другом и что мешает их сближению. Только аудио: Таймлайн: 00:00 Вступление 02:36 […]

Сообщение Проблемы межцерковного диалога (интервью с Павлом Левушканом) появились сначала на 5 VОПРОСОВ.

          IMPRECATION apresenta o segundo single de 'Damnatio Ad Bestias'      Cache   Translate Page      

No dia 22 de Março de 2019 os deathbangers da IMPRECATION irão quebrar um hiato de quase seis anos, o último full-length foi 'Satanae Tenebris Infinita', de 2013. O novo disco tem o título de 'Damnatio Ad Bestias' e sairá pela gravadora Descent Records.

O primeiro single extraído de 'Damnatio Ad Bestias', foi 'Temple of the Foul Spirit', foi liberado a música 'Morbid Crucifixion'. Ouça os singles abaixo:

01. Ageless Ones Of None
02. Baptized In Satan's Blood
03. Beasts Of The Infernal Void
04. Dagger, Thurible, Altar Of Death
05. Damnatio Ad Bestias
06. Morbid Crucifixion
07. The Shepherd And The Flock
08. Temple Of The Foul Spirit


          SUGGILLATION exibe a capa de "Revenge of the Monarch, The Kingdoom Cult"      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda de Old School Death Metal SUGGILLATION liberou a capa do seu debut album, que foi batizado de "Revenge of the Monarch, The Kingdoom Cult". 

A banda comentou sobre o seu o primeiro full-lenght:
Atravessando um longo caminho sem volta desde o ano alpha, envolto unicamente pela devoção ao culto do Death Metal Old School, eis que a capa do primeiro full-lenght da banda Suggillation - "Revenge of the Monarch, The Kingdoom Cult" - feita pelo habilidoso Icaro Alencar, da Skull of Ink, está sendo revelada. A purga pela inanição, a expansão cósmica e o rufar dos neutrinos abrem a marcha fúnebre a todos os que apoiam o death metal old school. Aguardem é apenas uma amostra do material que será lançado em breve...

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          Εκατομμυριούχος Ταϊλανδός δίνει ρευστό και επιχειρήσεις σε όποιον παντρευτεί την παρθένα κόρη του      Cache   Translate Page      

Ο Ταϊλανδός εκατομμυριούχος, Άρnον Ρόντθονγκ είναι έτοιμος να δώσει σε όποιον παντρευτεί τη 26χρονη κόρη του, Καρνίτα, 315.000 δολάρια και να μεταβιβάσει την περιουσία της και το μερίδιό της στις οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις στο όνομά του, σύμφωνα με την Daily Mail.

Σημειώνεται πως οι επιχειρήσεις του Ρόντθονγκ αξίζουν αρκετά εκατομμύρια ευρώ καθώς ασχολείται κυρίως με την παραγωγή και διάθεση του σπάνιου φρούτου ντούριαν, το οποίο αν και εξαιρετικά δύσοσμο αποτελεί μεγάλη λιχουδιά στην Ασία. 


Ο εκατομμυριούχος πατέρας είπε ότι δεν υπάρχει κανένας περιορισμός στην εθνικότητα του υποψήφιου γαμπρού και ότι αναζητά κάποιον που θα εργάζεται σκληρά, που θα βοηθήσει ώστε να γίνει ευτυχισμένη η κόρη του, έναν άνθρωπο που θα αναλάβει την επιχείρησή του, θα διαφυλάξει και θα διασφαλίσει να συνεχιστεί το έργο του. Όπως είπε δεν τον ενδιαφέρει ο γαμπρός του να έχει πτυχίο ή μεταπτυχιακό ή διδακτορικό αλλά να είναι δουλευταράς. 

Ο 58χρονος εκατομμυριούχος ανέλαβε να πάρει τη μοίρα της κόρης του στα χέρια του και ανέλαβε δράση για αυτό που πιστεύει ότι είναι προς το συμφέρον του μέλλοντός της αν και η ίδια δηλώνει πως θα προτιμούσε να κρατήσει τα λεφτά και να κάνει πλαστικές επεμβάσεις. 



          RUNEMAGICK trabalha em novo álbum      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda sueca de Death Doom Metal RUNEMAGICK, anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que está trabalhando em sue mais novo álbum, e sucessor de “Evoked From Abysmal Sleep” de 2018.

A banda atualmente trabalha no novo álbum, no Sonic Train Studios de Andy La Rocque. Este será seu primeiro álbum como um quarteto, desde a adição de Jonas Blom como segundo guitarrista em Agosto de 2018.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

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          IRON MAIDEN lança cerveja de sakê      Cache   Translate Page      

A lendária IRON MAIDEN e a cervejaria Robinsons Brewery, depois de ter lançado a cerveja Nitro com adição de nitrogênio e CO2, anunciaram uma nova versão da famosa cerveja Trooper.

Batizada de Sun and Steel, a nova cerveja foi criada a partir de levedura de saquê, e é descrita como uma das “mais complexas” que a empresa britânica de 170 anos já desenvolveu. O produto apresenta-se com um “delicado sabor de fruta inserido numa cerveja Lager de estilo Pilsen”.

A ideia surgiu depois que Bruce Dickinson conheceu em 2016 os produtos da Okunomatsu Sake Brewery, em Fukushima, no Japão. “Dickinson ficou intrigado com a ideia de unir os dois perfis de sabor e, assim, nasceu essa nova cerveja”, diz comunicado da empresa.

Sun and Steel é o nome de uma das faixas de “Piece of Mind”, título do quarto álbum de estúdio da IRON MAIDEN, lançado em 1983, que por sua vez foi inspirado na vida do samurai japonês Miyamoto Musashi.

Bruce Dickinson comenta: “Este tem sido um projeto tão empolgante. Eu tive uma ideia maluca de tentar fazer uma lager com infusão de saquê, e mais de dois anos e meio depois, aqui estamos nós! Eu sei que Martyn e a equipe da Robinsons tiveram que se tornar cientistas loucos para fazer isso funcionar, mas o resultado final é uma cerveja híbrida realmente única e saborosa. Fãs da Trooper têm pedido cerveja e aqui está. Eu aposto que você nunca teria imaginado que faríamos isso desse jeito!”

Em 2018 a IRON MAIDEN também lançou a cerveja Light Brigade, com 4,1% ABV fabricada em apoio ao Help For Heroes, uma instituição de caridade britânica que fornece recuperação e apoio para a comunidade das Forças Armadas, cujas vidas são afetadas por seus serviços.

O desenvolvimento de todos os produtos da Trooper é supervisionado pelo vocalista e entusiasta da cerveja IRON MAIDEN, Bruce Dickinson, que trabalha em estreita colaboração com a cervejaria Martyn Weeks, da Robinsons. Até hoje, mais de 20 milhões de litros da cerveja Trooper já foram vendidos, em mais de 50 países em todo o mundo, e já conquistou a medalha de ouro do British Bottlers Institute em 3 ocasiões.

Sun And Steel, a sexta cerveja da linha Trooper, estará disponível no Reino Unido a partir de 06 de Maio em comemoração ao sexto aniversário da Trooper, com a cerveja disponível posteriormente em todo o mundo.

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          Novo álbum da PARAGON será lançado no Brasil      Cache   Translate Page      

A Hellion Records anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que lançará no Brasil em Abril, o novo álbum intitulado “Controlled Demolition”, da veterana banda alemã de Heavy/Speed Metal PARAGON.

“Controlled Demolition” foi mixado e masterizado por Piet Sielck (Saxon, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger e Stormwarrior), no Powerhouse Studios em Hamburgo na Alemanha, e a arte de capa teve a assinatura do artista argentino Aldo Requena.

01. Controlled Demolition
02. Reborn
03. Abattoir
04. Mean Machine
05. Deathlines
06. Musangwe (B.K.F.)
07. Timeless Souls
08. Blackbell
09. The Enemy Within
10. Black Widow
11. ...Of Blood And Gore

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          Documentário e novo álbum da THOR, será lançado em Abril de 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Jimmy Kay, do The Metal Voice do Canadá, falou com a pioneira banda canadense de Heavy Metal THOR, capitaneada por Thor (nome verdadeiro Jon Mikl).

Thor falou sobre seu novo documentário “Return Of The Thunderhawk”, e o novo álbum “Hammer Of Justice”, e como Manowar e Mötley Crüe copiou sua imagem. A Deadline Records lançará o novo álbum da Thor em CD/DVD, assim como o documentário “Return of the Thunderhawk” em 26 de Abril de 2019.

Thor Comenta: “Estávamos dez anos à frente da Manowar. Há muitas coisas que a Manowar implementou em seu show como o punho da Cruz de Ferro, é a maneira que você segura seu punho, eu fiz esse caminho de volta, apenas olhe para o clipe da Thor “Sleeping Giant”. Eu respeito muito a Manowar e eles têm um show incrível, mas estão longe de ser originais. Eu tenho feito todo o conceito de guerreiro / gladiador antes da Manowar sair. Eu estava bem à frente deles. Também Vince Neil do Mötley Crüe, tirou minha foto do meu álbum “Keep the Dogs”, e usou no álbum do Mötley Crüe, “Shout At The Devil”. Estávamos à frente do tempo, que ninguém estava fazendo coisas como o que estávamos fazendo em 1973.”

Thor começou sua carreira pública como um fisiculturista profissional, conquistando mais de 40 títulos em todo o mundo antes de dirigir sua força e paixão pela música no início dos anos 70. Suas apresentações no palco rapidamente se tornaram lendárias e muitas vezes, incluíam demonstrações de força como dobrar barras de ferro com os dentes, e soprar garrafas de água quente até que explodissem. Agora este veterano guerreiro do Metal, está explodindo em todo o mundo para uma nova geração de fãs.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

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          ATTOMICA : Ouça versão que banda criou para a música “Dr Rock” da Motörhead      Cache   Translate Page      

No ano de 2015, chegava ao mercado brasileiro o álbum tributo ao Motörhead, “Going to Brazil”, organizado pela gravadora britânica Secret Service Records. O material lançado oficialmente em CD e conta com 30 bandas brasileiras prestando homenagens a lendária Motörhead, com versões recriadas sobre a imortal obra deixada por Lemmy e seu legado.

Uma das músicas presentes no tributo, acabou de ser liberada pela gravadora para audição completa no canal oficial da Secret Service Records. A música “Dr Rock” presente no álbum “Orgasmatron” (de 1986) e que, para o tributo “Going to Brazil”, obteve uma recriação pela veterana banda de Thrash Metal ATTOMICA! Confira:

Atual Formação é:
André Rod – Vocal/Baixo
Marcelo Souza – Guitarra
Argos Danckas – Bateria

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          CALYX assina com a Iron Bonehead Productions      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda de Black Metal espanhola CALYX assinou um contrato com a gravadora Iron Bonehead Productions para o lançamento do seu debut album! O disco foi batizado de "Vientos Arcaicos" e estará disponível em CD e Vinil de 17 de maio de 2019.

Confira abaixo a capa de "Vientos Arcaicos" e ouça a música "Loarre":


          Citing A Breach Of Terms Of Service Vimeo Removes Church Account!!!       Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation Vimeo is an online organization that allows users to create accounts for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos. With that being said, does a private company have the right to limit the content that streams through their service based on the companies beliefs? I honestly believe they do, just as a cake baker has the right to not bake a cake based on his/her belief.  Recently, a group of conservative Christians held a conference that promoted their biblical view as it regards to homosexuality. The videos were hosted on Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma’s Vimeo page. Citing a breach of terms of service, it's being reported that only were the videos of the conference taken down, but all of the sermons from that church that were hosted there.

          AKA FUNERAL lançará o seu segundo álbum, intitulado “The Endless Eye”, no Songs For Satan Fest      Cache   Translate Page      

Os mineiros da AKA FUNERAL iniciaram as atividades em meados de 2014, o primeiro álbum intitulado 'Stormy Tide' sai no ano de 2016.

A banda assinou com o selo Songs For Satan Records para o lançamento do seu segundo álbum “The Endless Eye”! O disco estará disponível no dia 16 de Março de 2019 festival Songs For Satan, onde irá dividir palco com as bandas GOATH, EXPURGO, SCALPED, EMBALMED ALIVE e WARFACTOR. Saiba mais do festival clicando AQUI.

Confira abaixo o tracklist de “The Endless Eye”  e ouça a faixa 'The Fire Remains':

01. The Nameless One 
02. For My Eternal Evil 
03. The Fire Remains 
04. Under the Crows of Death 
05. Absence 
06. Inanimatus 
07. Presence


          Pastor John Gray Claims His Affair Was Only EMOTIONAL!!      Cache   Translate Page      
Online congregation I said this after that first Sister Circle interview. Why don’t they have a publicity team, he doesn’t need to do any more press. It’s hurting his image.  This past Monday Pastor John Gray, and his beautiful wife Pastor Aventer Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, appeared on the daytime talk show The Real , and said he had an "emotional affair" but not a sexual one, addressing month-long rumors about his alleged infidelity. One of the co-hosts of "The Real," asked Pastor Gray directly if he had an affair. "The answer is no. I didn't," Gray said, drawing applause from his wife, Aventer, as she sat next to him. "Over a year ago, my wife and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage, and in that time, I began to converse with someone — other than a counselor, other than a pastoral leader, which is where I should have taken my issues and challenges — and began to converse, and I was even in the presence of that person one time. But being in the presence of someone is not the same as sleeping with them. I did not sleep with anyone."

          Life Saving Kingdom COGIC, Senior Pastor Dr. Lori McKenney Gets Her Self A Queen Size Chair, For Her Birthday.      Cache   Translate Page      

Good Tuesday morning online congregation, sometimes I think church folks be doing a tad bit to much, I wonder do Bishop Blake know that this sister is the Senior Pastor of a COGIC church? Anyhow we over here at the OLD BLACK CHURCH want to  congratulation Dr. Lori McKenney the senior pastor at Life-Saving Kingdom COGIC Norfolk, Virginia, on getting her queen size chair for her birthday. She said that it took her eight long years to get her big beautiful red QUEEN chair, but she finally have gotten it. Her face says it all, congratulation woman of God.

          DEIPHAGO apresenta o segundo single de 'I, The Devil'      Cache   Translate Page      

No dia 30 de abril de 2019 a gravadora Hells Headbangers Records lançará o quinto álbum de estúdio da DEIPHAGO, com o título de 'I, The Devil'. O álbum foi gravado no Godcity Studios com o produtor Kurt Ballou (Converge), a masterização ficou nas mão de Brad Boatright (Audiosiege) e a capa assinada pelo lendário desenhista Joe Petagno (Motorhead, Krisiun, Autopsy, Marduk, Pink Floyd).

Nesta semana foi extraído o segundo single de 'I, The Devil', a faixa '11:4:6'. A primeira música divulgada do disco foi 'Deus Alienus', ouças as músicas abaixo:

01. Intro: Decimation
02. Quantum Death
03. Neuro-Satanic Circuit
04. 11:4:6
05. Deus Alienus
06. Chaos Protocols
07. Anti-Cosmic Trigger
08. I, The Devil 


          On Today, Bishop Larry Trotter Had His Whole Church Family Running For Their Breakthrough.       Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation is anybody desperate for change? Is anybody desperate for answers? Is anybody desperate for God like never before? If you answer yes to any of those questions then my next question is would you run around in the church for your breakthrough? During today service at Sweet Holy Spirit Church on the southside of Chicago, Bishop Larry Trotter had his whole church family running for their breakthrough. Some were running for marriages, promotions, kids, husbands, wives, jobs, life, help,  finances and health.

          SAVAGE MESSIAH disponibiliza o vídeo clipe de “Under No Illusions”      Cache   Translate Page      

A Century Media Records disponibilizou via Youtube, o vídeo clipe de “Under No Illusions” uma das faixas do novo álbum intitulado “Demons”, da banda britânica de Heavy Metal SAVAGE MESSIAH.

“Demons” é pontuado pelo sentimento mais pessoal, do que qualquer coisa que a banda tenha compartilhado no passado. O vocalista e guitarrista Dave Silver, descreve uma banda renascida no novo álbum. “Eu olhei para o que fizemos no passado e sabíamos que poderíamos levar essa banda ainda mais longe", diz Silver. “Quando você se torna pai, suas preocupações se tornam multifacetadas”, explica ele. “Você se preocupa com o que acontece com você e com as pessoas ao seu redor. É a coisa mais estranha, o amor que você sente pelo seu filho, quase indescritível. Eu nunca me joguei em minhas letras assim antes.”

O novo álbum também vê uma mudança na produção da SAVAGE MESSIAH. Depois de fazer quatro álbuns com Scott Atkins, o grupo recrutou o produtor David Castillo, renomado por seu trabalho com bandas do porte de Amorphis, Candlemass, Kreator e Sepultura, e o álbum foi mixado por Jens Bogren em seu renomado Fascination Street Studios na Suécia (Kreator, Amon Amarth, Candlemass e Emperor).

“Demons” será lançado no dia 17 de Maio de 2019 via Century Media Records.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

01. Virtue Signal
02. What Dreams May Come
03. Heretic in the Modern World
04. Parachute
05. Under No Illusions
06. Down and Out
07. The Lights Are Going Out
08. The Bitter Truth
09. Until the Shadows Fall
10. Rise then Fall
11. Steal the Faith in Me

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          Le’Andria Johnson to Discuss Addiction Struggle With Iyanla Vanzant;!!!      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life will air a two-part episode showing how she began helping Le'Andria begin her personal work with alcohol addiction. In part one of the episode, she’s helping her “reclaim her voice,” OWN said in a statement. The second part will discuss how LeLe’s behavior is “jeopardizing both her career and her life.” We already know this contributed to her going for treatment. The episodes were taped before we aired that here on this platform. Will you guys be tuning in next week?

          HORROR CHAMBER revela a capa do seu novo álbum      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda gaucha de Death Metal HORROR CHAMBER, revelou a capa do seu novo álbum intitulado “Thoughts: The Slow Decay”. A arte de capa teve a assinatura do artista brasileiro Marcos Miller (Bloodwork, Cauterization, Mental Horror & Exterminate).

“Thoughts: The Slow Decay” foi gravado no Estudio Hurricane, e a produção ficou a cargo de Sebastian Carsin (Enthroned, A Sorrowful Dream, Bestial e Symphony Draconis).

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

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          Why Do Christians Wear Ashes On Ash Wednesday?      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation there's some online chatter taking place as to why Pastor Bryant family and his New Birth church family participated in Ash Wednesday? For many Christians, Ash Wednesday is a day of reconciliation that sparks renewed hope for transformation. Ash Wednesday, traditionally known as a day of repentance for sins through the public display of ashes, also marks the first day of the 40-day season of Lent leading up to Easter. Ash Wednesday often falls during the last week of February or early March, depending upon when Easter falls during the calendar year. Many Protestant and Catholic churches acknowledge Ash Wednesday with a service by spreading burnt ashes across the foreheads of anyone who participates. In some cases, these ashes come from the burning of blessed palms from the prior year’s Palm Sunday.  
I've talked about Ash Wednesday over the years in this space 

 Ash Wednesday is the first day of the six weeks prior to Easter Sunday that mainly Roman Catholics, but some Protestant denominations celebrate annually by drawing a cross on their foreheads with ashes. As it is the first day of Lent, it begins a season of fasting and penitence generally as a means to gain favor with God. While the intentions of Ash Wednesday observers may seem good, the bible never mentions the day — or Lent for that matter — and actually explicitly prohibits some of the ritualistic behavior of Ash Wednesday.

Online congregation what's y 'all  thoughts on Ash Wednesday?

          Hageman Motorcycles: кастом Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster 1995      Cache   Translate Page      
Hageman Motorcycles: кастом Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster 1995

Представленный на фото Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster — работа Грега Хэгемэна из "Hageman Motorcycles". За основу проекта мастер взял слегка модифицированный Sportster 1995, на который бывший владелец установил несколько неподходящих деталей, включая чрезвычайно высокий руль эйп-хэнгер.
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          Bishop T.D. Jakes & Marquis Boone Launch “THE GOSPEL” Singing Competition Reality Show!       Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation I made mention of this singing competition a month ago in this space (You can read about it here). According to online reports, six gospel artists will have the chance to become a gospel music star on a new reality program called The Gospel. The Gospel chronicles eight episodes as contestants compete for a national management contract with T.D. Jakes’ Dexterity Sounds and Marquis Boone Music Group. The first of its kind for gospel music, the winner of this Christian music competition will be announced with the opportunity to perform at the International Pastors & Leadership Conference in Tampa Bay on April 25. The show is executive produced by T.D. Jakes and Marquis Boone and hosted by Darlene McCoy. The Gospel will serve as a platform for up-and-coming gospel artists while inspiring viewers through their faith-filled musical performances. Not only will artists discover stardom, but they will also experience the hustle and drive necessary to rise in the entertainment industry. The program will air beginning March 10 exclusively on Bishop’s Village, T.D. Jakes’ online streaming platform with behind the scene videos, messages and content.

          KRENAK anuncia o encerramento de suas atividades      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda de Death Metal cearense KRENAK, anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que está encerrando as suas atividades. Confira o anuncio na íntegra mais abaixo.

“O Krenak informa o encerramento definitivo de suas atividades, por questões estritamente pessoais e profissionais de seus membros. Informamos também que o álbum “Under Hatred” será lançado, em data ainda não definida, como forma de selar o legado de todos esses anos de trabalho da banda. Agradecemos o apoio de todos os que estiveram ao nosso redor durante nossa jornada, ao público, bandas, produtores, distros, lojas e afins. Sigamos em frente!”

A KRENAK foi formada em 2004 na cidade de Fortaleza/CE, e gravou duas demo tapes, e um álbum oficial intitulado “Decimation” em 2012.

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          Christian Abortion Doctor Said That The Good Samaritan Inspired Him to Do Abortions!!!      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation Dr. Willie Parker is a hero to thousands of women across the country when they needed an abortion in anti-choice controlled states. Dr. Willie Parker is a “Christian abortion doctor” who has come under fire for claims that a sermon by Martin Luther King on the Good Samaritan inspired him to begin his “abortion ministry. Once again, I would not have chosen an abortion for myself, that's not me, in my humble opinion women are physically, morally, spiritually, and ethically capable of making decisions about their own bodies and their lives. Who are we to tell someone else what they cant legally do? Why can't we have the same energy applied toward police officers who kill innocent black men???  

          Novo álbum da ROCK GODDESS será lançado no Brasil      Cache   Translate Page      

A Hellion Records anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que lançará no Brasil em Abril, o novo álbum intitulado “This Time”, da veterana banda britânica de Heavy Metal ROCK GODDESS.

“This Time” foi gravado no The Park Studios, em Wembleyem em Londres, com o produtor Wes Maebe (Robert Plant, UB40, New Model Army e Praying Mantis), e engenharia de som adicionais no SQ Studio, e Mixado no estúdio Sonic Cuisine emasterizado no Sound Discs também em Londres.

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02. Obsession 04:16 
03. Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
04. Calling to Space
05. Flying to See You
06. Why Do We Never Learn?
07. This Time
08. It's My Turn
09. Drive Me Away

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          Jeopardy, Host Alex Trebek, 78, Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer: 'I'm Going to Fight This'!!      Cache   Translate Page      
Online congregation the longtime host of one of the most popular shows in the United States has announced that he's battling stage-4 cancer and is asking his fans to "keep the faith." Alex Trebek, 78, who has hosted the show "Jeopardy!" since 1984, revealed in a video online Wednesday that he's fighting an advanced form of pancreatic cancer.

           This Should Be Posted In Every New Members Class In Churches Everywhere.      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation, I CANNOT stand when someone says they are called by God to be a pastor but doesn't know the difference between pastoring and preaching. Everybody that mount a pulpit isn't called to pastor, and some aren't even called to preach.

          Mark Cushway Reveals the Key to Brinkmanship in Negotiations      Cache   Translate Page      
How far should we push a negotiation to the brink to try and get the result we seek? In politics, brinkmanship can occur as a negotiating strategy, and historically, even where things have seemed to ...

          Zahl des Tages: Nutzer haben Fake News um Gelbwesten 105 Mio Mal gesehen.      Cache   Translate Page      
Zahl des Tages: Enorme 105 Mio Mal haben Facebook-Nutzer Fake News im Umfeld der Gelbwesten-Bewegung seit November 2018 aufgerufen, sagt ein Bericht der Kampagnenplattform Avaaz. In Frankreich gebe es nur 35 Mio Nutzer, die regelmäßig bei Facebook aktiv sind. Der Großteil der Falschmeldungen stamme aus russischen Quellen, z.B. von "Russia Today". "FAZ", S. 7 (Paid)

Zahl des Tages: Enorme 105 Mio Mal haben Facebook-Nutzer Fake News im Umfeld der Gelbwesten-Bewegung seit November 2018 aufgerufen, sagt ein Bericht der Kampagnenplattform Avaaz. In Frankreich gebe es nur 35 Mio Nutzer, die regelmäßig bei Facebook aktiv sind. Der Großteil der Falschmeldungen stamme aus russischen Quellen, z.B. von "Russia Today".
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          Facebook says the future is private messaging, not public posts      Cache   Translate Page      
Mathew Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review, Mar 11, 2019

If you want to understand Facebook's pivot to a private messaging system, think of it as being like email, except that it's all on one centralized platform, and where the platform owners can mine the contents of the email more marketing purposes or whatever. Nothing would happen in public, of course, and targeted FaceMail(tm) advertising campaigns would take place completely under the radar. Journalists concerned about how they will reach their markets should be more concerned about the wider social implications.

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          Snow restocks the Oregon Cascades      Cache   Translate Page      

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s snowpack — the amount of snow held by the mountains — was below normal in early February, but a round of winter storms now has it above normal for much of the state, including the Willamette River Basin. The Register-Guard reports a dramatic turnaround in weather, from warm and dry […]
          Rant & Rave: Why walk in the street      Cache   Translate Page      

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          PUCP y Fortinet capacitarán a profesionales en ciberseguridad      Cache   Translate Page      
La PUCP se convierte en la primera universidad peruana afiliada al programa global de educación Fortinet Network Security Academy

La noticia PUCP y Fortinet capacitarán a profesionales en ciberseguridad fue originalmente escrita en Tecnología 21.

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          He wants to quit his job but hasn’t done any work to find a new one      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Lyon-Turin tunnel: a strategic key project for France, Italy and Europe      Cache   Translate Page      
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Lyon-Turin tunnel: a strategic key project for France, Italy and Europe

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has asked France and the European Union to rediscuss the plans for a Lyon-Turin rail link and the distribution of costs. France holds firm in its belief that the planned rail link is worthwhile.
The Government has taken note of the Italian government's concerns over the planned Lyon-Turin link. For its part, France remains convinced that this flagship project is wholly of interest for trade and movements between our two nations and for Europe.

Backed by France and Italy for almost three decades already, the Lyon-Turin rail link is underpinned by a bilateral treaty ratified in 2017, and has secured European funding for 40% of the budget for building the cross-border tunnel. France reiterates its commitment to honour the pledges made and the project delivery dates.

Building of the cross-border tunnel and its French access points has been included in the investment planning outlined in the framework mobility bill. The Minister for Transport has also set an in-depth work process in motion with the local authorities for the delivery of the French access points.

France has always respected the Italian government's wishes to engage in discussions on this project, and is naturally open to holding talks between partners.

During this discussion phase, at the next Board meeting of TELT (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin) France is in favour of launching the notifications for calls for applications necessary for work on the tunnel to continue. This will make it possible both to allow for the discussion period Italy wants and to maintain European funding.

          Thank You Wedding Sign | Wedding Thank You Cards | Table Top Thank You Cards | To Our Family and Friends Wedding Cards {FS02} by ParraclanDesigns      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Workplace rammer milepæl med to millioner betalende brugere: Nu går Facebooks forretningsløsning i kødet på Teams og Slack      Cache   Translate Page      
Facebook by Workplace har på lidt over år skabt et markant navn i markedet for samarbejds- og kommunikationsløsninger til virksomheder. Slack og Teams er måske stadig de mest udbredte, men Facebook er nu en konkurrent, der skal tages meget seriøst. Her har du stillingen og Facebooks strategi for at æde sig ind på mere af markedet.
          Bruxelas avisa Centeno. O valor das casas "acelerou consideravelmente" em Portugal nos últimos anos / Países europeus impõem limites às rendas altas      Cache   Translate Page      

Bruxelas avisa Centeno. O valor das casas "acelerou consideravelmente" em Portugal nos últimos anos
Estudo deixa alertas à zona euro. "Setor habitacional é propenso à formação de bolhas, é importante para a ocorrência de crises financeiras, já que o rebentamento de bolhas pode levar a problemas no pagamento das hipotecas."

Luís Reis Ribeiro
12 Março 2019

O preço das casas em Portugal afundou muito nos anos que precederam a crise financeira (2000 a 2007), mas depois disso (de 2008 ao terceiro trimestre de 2018) "aceleraram consideravelmente", o que levanta questões relativas à estabilidade financeira e a uma possível ocorrência de alguma disrupção no mercado.

De acordo com um estudo da Comissão Europeia enviado ontem ao Eurogrupo - o conselho informal de ministros das Finanças da zona euro presidido por Mário Centeno - há outros países, além de Portugal, que se destacam por esse aumento muito vincado do custo das casas.

Os sinais de "sobrevalorização" ainda não preocupam porque, como referido, a explosão nos preços tem estado a compensar as quebras muito pronunciadas antes da crise, mas Bruxelas pede cautela e que se acompanhe de perto estas dinâmicas de modo a prevenir surpresas desagradáveis.

"A recuperação dos preços da habitação começou timidamente em 2013, na sequência da retoma económica e refletindo um contexto de taxas de juro baixas, e foi sustentada a ritmos diferentes em toda a zona euro, refletindo fatores específicos de cada país, incluindo os fluxos migratórios", refere o estudo.

Nesse contexto, "aconteceram-se acelerações consideráveis nos últimos anos em vários Estados membros, como por exemplo Irlanda, Portugal e Eslovénia".

No caso de Portugal, Bruxelas mostra que o preço médio das casas caiu, em termos reais, cerca de 10% no período antes da crise (2000 a 2007), mas depois, entre 2008 e finais de 2018, conseguiu corrigir essa desvalorização com um impulso da mesma magnitude (10%).

Mais recentemente, diz a Comissão Europeia, esse tem sido o ritmo de valorização das casas nos países sob observação. Foi de 10% em 2017 e 2018 em Portugal e na Eslovénia (variações homólogas medidas no meio de cada ano), aumentos que apenas foram superados pela Irlanda (cerca de 11%).

A preocupação de Bruxelas agora partilhada ao mais alto nível com os 19 países do Eurogrupo não tem que ver só especificamente com cada um dos países, mas também com a estabilidade da zona euro como um todo, já que "o mercado imobiliário é um fator de relevância-chave para a estabilidade macroeconómica".

"A habitação representa uma componente importante da riqueza das famílias e uma parte substancial dos ativos nos balanços dos bancos. Como o setor habitacional é propenso à formação de bolhas, também é importante para a ocorrência de crises financeiras, já que o rebentamento de bolhas imobiliárias pode levar a problemas no pagamento das hipotecas e à deterioração dos balanços dos bancos [via formação de malparado]."

Além disso, Bruxelas observa que "muitos países que experimentaram um boom duplo nos mercados imobiliário e de crédito nas últimas décadas acabaram por sofrer uma crise financeira e uma severa contração do produto interno bruto, havendo casos notáveis ​​também entre os países da zona euro ao longo do período de crise". Dois dos casos mais emblemáticos foram Espanha e Irlanda. Portugal sofreu com esse fenómeno, mas em menor escala.

Adicionalmente, "o setor da habitação também tem importantes implicações sociais". "Em particular, um crescimento prolongado do preço das casas superior ao do rendimento pode tornar a habitação inacessível a famílias desfavorecidas."

Avisos da OCDE
Em Portugal, esse problema ou risco já foi detetado por várias instituições.

Por exemplo, a OCDE avisou há cerca de um mês que "nos últimos anos tem havido um aumento constante na oferta de alojamentos turísticos". E que o número de camas "aumentou 23% entre 2013 e 2017"; um terço desse crescimento tem que ver com a maior disponibilidade de "quartos em habitações locais".

"Em Lisboa, a oferta do Airbnb mais do que duplicou entre 2015 e 2017", mas a procura turística total continua a ultrapassar claramente a oferta. Foi o que aconteceu nos últimos anos, garante a entidade. Isto está a conduzir "a um forte crescimento dos preços do alojamento turístico" e contribui para uma "pressão ascendente sobre as rendas da habitação" e outros custos, em Portugal.

Outros avisos
Também no mês passado, a missão de avaliação da Comissão ao pós-programa de ajustamento reparou que "é preciso acompanhar mais de perto" o que está a acontecer no mercado da habitação em Portugal, em particular em Lisboa e Porto.

No nono relatório sobre Portugal, os especialistas de Bruxelas mostram-se relativamente preocupados com os efeitos da subida do valor das casas nos últimos anos e constatam, por exemplo, que há efeitos sociais destruidores em curso.

"O aumento no preço das casas está, em grande medida concentrado nas principais cidades de Lisboa e Porto, onde as atividades do turismo se estão a expandir para as áreas residenciais, com um impacto negativo na habitação a preços acessíveis para os grupos socialmente vulneráveis."

O FMI também já tinha alertado para "vulnerabilidades financeiras que podem estar a emergir em determinadas bolsas", em certas regiões da Europa. "Há sítios - por exemplo Luxemburgo, algumas cidades alemãs, algumas áreas em Portugal e na Holanda - onde os desequilíbrios entre a procura e a oferta estão a levar a uma forte valorização do imobiliário residencial [habitação] ou comercial."

E o governador do Banco de Portugal, Carlos Costa, também já assinalou que há "situações de euforia no mercado, nomeadamente no mercado residencial e hipotecário". E que, "dada a elevada exposição do setor bancário ao mercado imobiliário residencial, um ajustamento abrupto dos preços neste mercado representa um risco" para os bancos.

Países europeus impõem limites às rendas altas

Em países como a Alemanha, França ou Irlanda, são impostos limites às rendas praticadas em algumas cidades. Por Portugal, Espanha ou Itália, são mais comuns medidas como incentivos fiscais.

As rendas altas são um problema em muitas cidades europeias, e são já vários os países que começaram a aplicar medidas para controlar a situação. Na Alemanha, França e Irlanda, por exemplo, são impostos limites aos valores que podem ser cobrados em alguns locais, de acordo com o Jornal de Negócios (acesso pago).

Entre as medidas praticadas nestes Estados destaca-se o travão imposto em algumas cidades alemãs, onde as rendas dos novos contratos de arrendamento não podem ficar 10% acima do preço médio praticado na mesma zona geográfica em habitações com características idênticas.

Já por Paris, chegou a avançar uma proposta que impunha o limite às rendas de ficarem 20% acima do preço de referência de cada bairro. A medida foi travada, por uma lacuna na lei, mas voltou a ser sugerida pelo Governo, e encontra-se ainda em processo legislativo. Em Dublin, fixou-se nos 4% o aumento máximo das rendas, com a exceção das casas novas ou remodeladas.

Por outro lado, em países como Portugal, Espanha e Itália, as soluções aplicadas no mercado de arrendamento passam por incentivos fiscais para controlar os preços. Os proprietários em Itália que sustentem contratos de cinco anos e rendas controladas podem chegar a ter descontos nos impostos de até 10%.

          Ana Gomes pede investigação a “esquema de dumping fiscal” em Portugal      Cache   Translate Page      

Finalmente !!
Mais uma vez Ana Gomes honra o seu mandato !
“Antes de recorrer à Comissão, Ana Gomes escreveu a Centeno mas não obteve resposta” … pois, não de Centeno … mas … sim de Costa … vai ser substituída por algum dos “boys”.
OVOODOCORVO noticiou o contexto da irresponsável decisão “Imigrantes que entraram ilegais em Portugal terão visto de residência desde que tenham um ano de descontos”, em contraciclo com a Europa, e que acaba definitivamente com o papel discricionário do SEF, anulando qualquer tipo de controle à entrada no território Nacional e respectiva Soberania. Tranforma-se Portugal em porta de Entrada para a Imigração Ilegal para a Europa …
Certamente, irá ser a Europa a corrigir esta decisão totalmente irresponsável e em contraciclo com as medidas Europeias e o Acordo de Schengen.

Ana Gomes pede investigação a “esquema de dumping fiscal” em Portugal
Eurodeputada do PS escreve à Comissão Europeia a denunciar “ficção” do regime dos residentes não-habituais, já contestado pela Finlândia e pela Suécia.

 Pedro Crisóstomo
Pedro Crisóstomo 8 de Março de 2019, 16:35

Antes de recorrer à Comissão, Ana Gomes escreveu a Centeno mas não obteve resposta

A eurodeputada socialista Ana Gomes escreveu uma carta à Comissão Europeia a pedir uma investigação imediata ao regime português dos Residentes Não-Habituais (RNH), a que chama um “esquema de dumping fiscal” pelas desigualdades criadas entre cidadãos europeus e pelas distorções que gera no mercado único.

Gomes considera que o regime português viola o Tratado de Lisboa e a Carta dos Direitos Fundamentais da União Europeia ao permitir que os contribuintes com este estatuto, em contraste com a generalidade dos cidadãos portugueses e dos seus países de origem, beneficiem de um IRS especial de 20% ou mesmo de 0% independentemente do seu nível de rendimentos, se tiverem mudado a residência para Portugal e aqui permaneçam durante 183 dias por ano.

Suécia desafia eldorado português: quer evitar IRS a 0% para pensionistas
Suécia desafia eldorado português: quer evitar IRS a 0% para pensionistas

 Mulher para o meu filho: só santa e virtuosa! – Opinião de André Lamas Leite

Para a eurodeputada, o regime põe em causa o Artigo 4.º do Tratado da UE, onde se diz que os Estados-Membros se abstêm de “qualquer medida susceptível de pôr em perigo a realização dos objectivos” da União Europeia.

O problema já foi levantado pela Finlândia e pela Suécia, que acusam Portugal de fazer concorrência fiscal desleal, e arrisca-se agora a ganhar uma dimensão mais vasta se a Comissão Europeia der seguimento à queixa e confrontar Portugal.

A missiva, de 5 de Março, foi enviada para três comissários europeus e contém informações estatísticas que, segundo a eurodeputada, mostram como o regime não é mais do que uma “ficção” face aos pressupostos políticos que Portugal invocou para o criar em 2009. Itália e o Reino Unido, prestes a abandonar a União, são outros países com regimes fiscais deste tipo e, na carta, Ana Gomes, sugere que Bruxelas avalie não só o impacto das práticas portuguesas mas também a de outros Estados-membros.

Ao executivo de António Costa, a eurodeputada já tinha pedido que pusesse fim a este regime; o ministro e presidente do Eurogrupo, Mário Centeno, não respondeu a uma outra carta e, agora, a eurodeputada vira-se para a Comissão Europeia, a quem pede que mostre ao Governo português como este é um regime injusto que, insiste, promove a desigualdade fiscal e viola as “normas relativas à concorrência no mercado único da União Europeia e na zona euro”.

O RNH dirige-se a dois grandes universos de cidadãos que, estando a viver no estrangeiro nos cinco anos anteriores, mudem a residência para Portugal: pensionistas de outros países (ou portugueses) e trabalhadores de outros territórios desde que exerçam uma actividade de “elevado valor acrescentado”, como músicos, actores, engenheiros, arquitectos, dentistas ou investigadores.

Mas os números do regime mostram uma outra realidade: em 27 mil beneficiários, só há dois mil “cérebros”, dos quais metade são quadros superiores de empresas. Isto é, mais de 25 mil beneficiários (92%) aparecem listados como cidadãos “sem actividade de elevado valor acrescentado”. Números que o Governo opta por continuar sem explicar ao PÚBLICO o que significam e como se encaixam, no universo total de beneficiários, os cerca de nove mil pensionistas, alguns dos quais conseguem ficar isentos de IRS quer em Portugal, quer no país de origem.

O regime, lembra Ana Gomes, “foi sempre publicitado como um motor de atracção da competitividade e do capital humano de excelência, enquanto simultaneamente se apelava a pensionistas estrangeiros para que viessem para Portugal viver das suas reformas”. Mas o resultado é outro, alega, lembrando a esmagadora maioria de beneficiários sem “elevado valor acrescentado” e que, no leque dos que aí se enquadram, só há, por exemplo, 15 arquitectos, 48 professores universitários ou um cirurgião. “Parece que o grande objectivo do programa, de investimento no capital humano qualificado, não é mais do que ficção!”, insurge-se, afirmando que o estatuto torna Portugal “num paraíso fiscal para pensionistas estrangeiros e para delinquentes fiscais nacionais, que aproveitam o esquema de isenções fiscais independentemente de estarem, ou não, a residir em Portugal”.

O Governo de António Costa demorou-se a tornar públicas informações estatísticas que permitem fazer o escrutínio público sobre o RNH. Deixou o BE sem resposta durante meses em relação ao teor de uma auditoria realizada pela Inspecção-Geral de Finanças que detectou falhas no controlo dos beneficiários e só divulgou dados estatísticos depois de o semanário Expresso recorrer à Comissão de Acesso aos Documentos Administrativos (CADA).

Algumas informações foram entretanto tornadas públicas numa resposta parlamentar ao BE e é a partir delas que Ana Gomes expõe alguns dados à Comissão Europeia, a quem recorda que este regime em Portugal corre em paralelo com o dos vistos gold.

Bruxelas fica agora a conhecer algumas luzes sobre distribuição dos principais beneficiários por naturalidade: França (6556), Reino Unido (2980), Itália (2900), seguindo-se o Brasil (2444), a Suécia (2337) e Portugal (1889 – portugueses que viviam no estrangeiro e que pediram o estatuto quando regressaram).

Para a eurodeputada, o que está em causa é um “verdadeiro paraíso fiscal para pensionistas da União Europeia, mas também para alguns portugueses que estão a beneficiar do programa, enquanto a maioria dos cidadãos e pequenas empresas portuguesas continuam a ser esmagados por níveis confiscatórios de carga fiscal.”

As críticas prosseguem: “Tal qual como o esquema dos vistos gold, este tipo de programas é responsável pela criação de uma bolha especulativa no sector imobiliário que está a impedir, por exemplo, estudantes de arrendarem casas no centro de Lisboa ou do Porto, inflacionando os preços do imobiliário para máximos nunca antes vistos”.

 “Tudo isto é um escândalo, uma grosseira injustiça para com os contribuintes portugueses e uma deslealdade para com outros Estados-Membros da União”, afirma, numa referência implícita às críticas da Suécia ou da Finlândia — este parceiro europeu já rasgou um acordo fiscal com Portugal e decidiu tributar unilateralmente os pensionistas que beneficiam do regime português.

A carta seguiu para três elementos da Comissão Juncker, o comissário com a pasta do euro e da fiscalidade, Pierre Moscovici, a comissária da Concorrência, Margrethe Vestager (rosto da investigação à Zona Franca da Madeira, aos esquemas fiscais da Apple, Starbucks, Fiat e Nike), e à comissária da Justiça, Vera Jourová (voz do dossier dos vistos gold).

          Festival della Fiaba      Cache   Translate Page      
Un bambino dovrebbe pensare solo all’aspetto bello della vita, ma la disabilità non deve far paura, non dev’essere strana, dev’essere vista non come un fatto da evitare o da nascondere, perchè quello che abbiamo bisogno non è certo la pietà e l’esclusione, ma l’aiuto, la conoscenza, la solidarietà.
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Apple verdient Geld mit einem anderen Geschäftsfeld als Google, Facebook, etc. Daher ist es sogar Vorteilhaft Datenschutz als Alleinstellungsmerkmal zu benutzen. Alles andere wäre und ist Quatsch! Genau wie die Umfrage... "Wenn ich Apple nicht mehr trauen sollte, wem denn dann?" - Niemandem kann man trauen! Aber der gesunde Menschenverstand sollte doch klar machen, warum Apple weniger Inte...
          Mother's Family Tree Necklace Personalized Mom Gift • Mother's Day Gift Idea from Daughter or Son • Unique Gift for Mom • Initial Necklace by burnish      Cache   Translate Page      

45.00 USD

A hand-stamped custom keepsake necklace to be worn often and treasured. Lovely lightweight leaves flutter on your neck. Choose your own initial, the initial of someone you love, or your children's initials. Each necklace is individually crafted just for you, ensuring you receive special, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Handmade in Alaska from solid sterling silver.


• 100% sterling silver
• Hand stamped initial
• Hand cast leaf is 0.5 x 0.3 inches
• Cable chain & mini lobster clasp
• Choose from 16, 18, 20, or 22 inch chain


Wearing your loved ones' initials daily is such a special thing, that I decided to make another hand stamped design with delicate, soothing leaves. I created the leaf design using a real leaf, so you can carry the beauty of nature with you. After each leaf is cast, I hand stamp it with your initial, then add a patina and polish. I pair all of my necklace designs with my favorite sturdy, but dainty cable chain, which I solder on the ends to close with a mini lobster clasp. So much thought and love go into each necklace! Enjoy!


• Jewelry with meaning. Intentionally created to reflect your unique self.
• Long lasting pieces, crafted from the highest quality materials.
• Timeless designs that you can love forever.
• More than 24,000 sales with 5 star rating.
• Happiness Guarantee: Free 30 day returns/exchanges in the USA.
• All items come thoughtfully gift packaged.
• Handcrafted with care in Anchorage, Alaska.


All jewelry comes individually packaged in a signature gift box. If you would like, additional gift wrapping if available at checkout. If you'd like to include a gift message, you may do so at checkout. It will be printed on a gift tag.


All items are made to order in 3 BUSINESS days. This does not include weekends, so your order may take up to 5 days to ship, depending on the day it’s ordered. If you need it sooner, select Priority Express shipping is available, but order production time still applies. Please message me with any questions or requests.


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Everything is made by me, Rebekah Hemmer, in a happy little studio in the woods in Anchorage, Alaska. Since it’s kitchen table origins in 2011, my jewelry line, Burnish, was created with the intent to offer meaningful jewelry as an alternative to mass-produced fashion.

I am thoroughly invested in ensuring that my customers receive beautiful jewelry they can enjoy for years to come.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. xoxo, Rebekah

          Teardrop Birthstone Earrings in Sterling Silver • Woodland Branch Silver Earrings Handmade • Personalized Custom Jewelry Women Gift for Her by burnish      Cache   Translate Page      

46.00 USD

A teardrop shaped branch pendant makes an eye-catching focal point for these organic earrings. Pair it with your (or their) birthstone, or just select your favorite stone! Each pair of earrings is individually crafted just for you, ensuring you receive special, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Handmade in Alaska from solid sterling silver and natural gemstones.


• All solid sterling silver.
• Choose your birthstone.
• Gemstones are 4mm in diameter.
• Overall earring length is 1 3/8 inch.
• Comes with clear earring stoppers.
• Arrives beautifully packaged, with additional wrapping available in cart.
• Made to order in 3 business days.


• Long lasting pieces, crafted from the highest quality materials.
• Happiness Guarantee: Free 30 day returns in the USA.
• Since 2011, more than 20,000 sales with a 5 star review rating.
• Timeless designs that you can love forever.
• All items come thoughtfully packaged.
• Handcrafted with care in Anchorage, Alaska.


All orders come packaged in a signature jewelry box. Additional gift wrapping and ribbon is available at checkout by selecting "this order is a gift" and checking the box for "gift wrap".

To include a message with the order check the box for "this order is a gift" and then you will be given the option to "add gift message for free". It will come printed onto a gift tag.

If you are ordering multiple items, and need them packaged in individual boxes, please leave me a note at checkout.


All items are made to order in 3 BUSINESS days. This does not include weekends, so your order may take up to 5 days before it ships, depending on the day it’s ordered. Please message me with any questions or requests.




Instagram: (@burnishjewelry)


Everything is made by me, Rebekah Hemmer, in a happy little studio in the woods in Anchorage, Alaska. Since it’s kitchen table origins in 2011, my jewelry line, Burnish, was created with the intent to offer meaningful jewelry as an alternative to mass-produced fashion.

I am thoroughly invested in ensuring that my customers receive beautiful jewelry they can enjoy for years to come.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. xoxo, Rebekah

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¿Se puede escapar al mal?  La ópera prima de Ari Aster gira en torno a una premisa que responde tal interrogante. Si se carga con el Mal, no hay forma de zafarse de él. El legado del diablo (Hereditary) abre como una historia sobre las historias de terror y concluye como una cinta de terror corriente. Todo esto mediado por un tenso y a menudo sorpresivo retrato de las tensiones de una familia. Quizás sea el mejor momento de utilizar el manido comentario sobre el de que nos enfrentamos a una buena película de terror con un final decepcionante. En El legado del diablo esto es tristemente cierto, pues al tratar de armar todas sus piezas para una (no muy) sorprendente resolución final, se disminuye el horror real que habita el filme. Uno que está lejos de relacionarse con los demonios y los seres de ultratumba. Un horror que surge de las relaciones familiares y de sus conflictos. Mientras la película gira en torno a esto, se trata de un filme espléndido. No obstante, luego llega al final con sus respuestas obligadas. 

Ahora, el malestar que me provocó el final se deriva de renunciar a cualquier amago de ambigüedad, a optar entonces por un final que al revelarlo todo apacigua los miedos con que juguetea en buena parte de su metraje. Ya decía Piglia que todo cuento narra dos historias (una explícita y una secreta), y del mismo modo se puede decir del cine de terror. La historia explícita de El legado del diablo discurre sobre demonios, satanismo y una herencia maligna; en contraste con esto, la historia secreta se implanta a través de un juego metanarrativo en que Annie Graham (Toni Collette) representa todas las escenas de su vida real como siniestras casas de muñecas. En dicha historia secreta, el mal surge de la en apariencia vulnerable Annie. Aster le quita todo énfasis a este relato secreto, sin embargo; su fascinación por los mecanismos del horror en el cine es más fuerte que su deseo por explorar las contradicciones y honduras de las relaciones familiares. De manera opuesta a la magnífica Babadook, el sustrato real se va borrando hasta que el final fantástico hace de su largometraje una simple fábula horrible. Por supuesto, este tipo de historias tiene su mérito (y sus fanáticos). En mi opinión, esto demuestra que a veces es preferible escapar a la convención, así no se pueda escapar al mal.


          «Нафтогаз» сомневается в сохранении транзита газа через Украину из-за позиции Германии      Cache   Translate Page      
Глава «Нафтогаза Украины» Андрей Коболев заявил, что позиция некоторых стран, в частности Германии, дает повод усомниться в сохранении транзита газа через Украину. По словам главы «Нафтогаза», компания прилагает максимум усилий, чтобы сохранить транзит. «Однако, учитывая позицию России, Германии и части украинского истеблишмента, уверенности в этом нет»,— написал господин Коболев в Facebook. Напомним, последнее транзитное соглашение, которое заключено между Киевом и Москвой, действует до начала 2020 года. В этот же год должен быть запущен «Северный поток-2». Украина опасается, что с его запуском транзит через ее территорию прекратится. В марте премьер-министр Дмитрий Медведев говорил, что Россия готова сохранить транзит газа через украинскую ГТС и после 2019 года. США и ряд западных стран также выступают против реализации проекта. Накануне министр энергетики США Рик Перри заявил, что Вашингтон может ввести дополнительные санкции против проекта «Северный поток-2».О том, почему немецкий бизнес выступил…
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Pollution in any form, whether it be air or water, poses an environmental risk to the health of the exposed population. Literature from both developing and developed nations indicates the adverse health effects that air (Soo and Pattnayak, 2019 & Chay and Greenstone, 2003) and water pollution (Brainerd and Menon, 2014) have on children. Despite…

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Barclays: Facebook Coin Could Bring $19 Billion Additional Revenue, and Here’s Why

One Wall Street firm sees major upside for Facebook if its secretive cryptocurrency plan works out. Facebook’s reported stablecoin project could be a significant moneymaker for the social media giant.

Barclays: Facebook Coin Could Bring $19 Billion Additional Revenue, and Here’s Why

          Kuala Lumpur Setapak Zeta B14 Homestay      Cache   Translate Page      

Fully furnish condo at the heart of Kuala Lumpur
Place at Danau Kota Setapak, 5 minute to KL City Center, 5 minutes to LRT. Next to Danau Kota Uptown.
Five star condo facilities including infinity swimming pool, Yoga room, Gym room, Futsal court, badmintaon court, 2 km track jogging, 2 acres recreational area, sauna, barbecue facilities...etc
Fully furnish 3 bedroom condo with 3 x King size beds, Refrigerator, air cond in all bedrooms, ceiling fans in all room, washing machine, stove top, microwave oven, TV, sofa...etc

Kuala Lumpur (KL) Setapak Homestay (Zetapark Condo) is located in Kuala Lumpur, on top of Setapak Central Shopping Mall (formerly known as KL Festival City Mall - a massive 3 storey shopping mall with branded outlets). A fully furnished 3R2B condo with excellent facilities. Can accomodate 6 persons ( add. charge applies if more than 6 persons - negotiable). It offers a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue. Suria KLCC is 5 km away. Free private parking is available on site.
The accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV. All units include a kitchen equipped with a microwave, toaster, blender and refrigerator. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a shower.
It also includes a sun terrace at level 20.
You can play table tennis, badminton and futsal at the property, and the area is popular for golfing nearby. A 2 acres jogging track, and next to Danau Kota lake for relaxing experience. You can engage in various activities, such as cycling, swimming, and jogging. Petronas Twin Towers is 6 km. The nearest airport KLIA/KLIA2, is a 1 hour drive from the condo.

2 units available:
Rental: per unit/day
Daily: RM350 : Weekly: RM320; Monthly RM300
Call / Whatsapp:
Din +6 (0) 192672116; 0192672116

Homestay near to:: 

On top of Festival City Mall, Danau Kota, Setapak , kuala Lumpur

Homestay Location Address: 

Zetapark Service Condo.
Danau Kota Setapak
Kuala Lumpur

Homestay Map:: 

Homestay Provided Facilities/Room Features:: 

Fully furnish condo at the heart of Kuala Lumpur
Place at Danau Kota Setapak, 5 minute to KL City Center, 5 minutes to LRT. Next to Danau Kota Uptown.
Five star condo facilities including infinity swimming pool, Yoga room, Gym room, Futsal court, badmintaon court, 2 km track jogging, 2 acres recreational area, sauna, barbecue facilities...etc
Fully furnish 3 bedroom condo with 3 x King size beds, Refrigerator, air cond in master bedroom, ceiling fans in all room, washing machine, stove top, microwave oven, TV, sofa...etc

Homestay maximum occupancy:: 

For full family of 8 peoples

House Rules:: 

Not pets, no alcohol, no porks allowed

Homestay Booking & Reservations Status: 


Homestay Rate/Tariff:: 

RM500 per day for the condo (all 3 rooms and facilities)
RM450 per day for 2 days
RM400 per day for 3 days and more
RM350 per day for 1 week (7 days)
RM300 per day for 1 months (30 days)


50% of the booking amount to be deposited into bank account for a confirmed reservation. Kindly credit the amount to:
Bank name: MAYBANK
A/c Name: saharudin kuthar
A/c No: 158163080861

maybank2u, online transfer


H/P: 0192672116

          VACANCES UNIVERSITAIRES AVANCEES : Le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur dément      Cache   Translate Page      
VACANCES UNIVERSITAIRES AVANCEES  : Le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur dément
Le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur a démenti tout changement dans le calendrier des vacances universitaires comme cela a été rapporté dans la presse, citant une décision signée par le Ministre Tahar Hadjar. « Le MESRS dément, comme paru dans certains médias, tout changement dans le calendrier des vacances défini par l’arrêté ministériel n°220 du 09/03/2019 », a écrit le Ministère dans une publiée sur sa page Facebook. Pour rappel, dans sa décision signée et publiée samedi dernier, le Ministre Tahar Hadjar a avancé la date des vacances universitaires du printemps au dimanche 10 mars, alors que la date programmée était le 21 du même mois. Cette annonce a été suivie par la note des directeurs des cités universitaires qui ont sommés les étudiants d’évacuer dimanche avant midi les cités universitaire et de rentrer chez-eux. Une information démenti par l’Officie nationale des œuvres universitaires (ONOU) et son directeur général, qui ont assuré que les œuvres universitaires continueront d’être assurées jusqu’au 21 mars.

          MANIFESTATIONS D’ELEVES : Benghabrit appelle à protéger l’école des politiques      Cache   Translate Page      
MANIFESTATIONS D’ELEVES : Benghabrit appelle à protéger l’école  des politiques
 « Aujourd’hui, des élèves sont sortis dans la rue ; c’est dangereux !Nous avons tous le devoir moral, l’obligation, et la responsabilité de protéger notre école, donc de protéger nos élèves, de protéger nos enfants », a écrit la ministre de l’Education nationale, Nouria Benghabrit, sur sa page Facebook, en réaction aux manifestations des lycéens et collégiens contre le 5e mandat pour le président Bouteflika. « L’école, parce que gratuite et obligatoire, est * l’école du peuple*. Préservons la, ensemble, de tout acte voulu ou non voulu de la surpolitisation et de l’instrumentalisation », ajoute la ministre. « Parents, Enseignants, élèves et tout l’encadrement, un seul mot d’ordre: notre école au-dessus de tout ! », conclut-elle.   

          Google PPC versus Facebook Ads (Real Estate Great Debate)      Cache   Translate Page      

Who do you think provides the highest quality leads to the real estate agent? There is a debate brewing amongst the real estate agents that use Google PPC and Facebook to generate leads. Up until 9 months ago, it seemed like most agents were going straight to Google to buy ads to push traffic their way. Now, you […]

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          Tuesday Open Thread      Cache   Translate Page      
In case you missed it, there is a Facebook group for science in SPS called Save Science in Seattle Schools.  If you have concerns about science in SPS write to:
MaryMargaret (, head of Science,
Rick Burke (, head of the Curriculum&Instruction Committee
Diane DeBacker (, Chief Academic Officer

March is Music in Our Schools Month in SPS as Superintendent Juneau writes in her journal.  As well, a local group, the Newcombe Foundation has a program for getting musical instruments to students in need in some areas of the Puget Sound region including Seattle.  Their deadline for application is April 30th.

In the news:

It's news but it's not surprising news.  Apparently, via an owner of a for-profit Newport Beach college admissions company, there was quite the number people, including celebrities, trying to buy their way into colleges and universities by having test scores changed and/or having others take the test for their child and/or getting accommodations that a child wasn't truly eligible to have.  Truly disgusting. 

From the LA Times:
The scheme, which began in 2011, centered around the owner of a for-profit Newport Beach college admissions company that wealthy parents paid to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records of students to enable them to secure admission to elite schools, including UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale and Georgetown, according to court records.

Prosecutors allege that Singer instructed parents to donate funds to a fake charity he had established as part of the scheme. Most of the parents paid at least $200,000, but some spent up to $6.5 million to guarantee their children admission to top universities, authorities said. The parents were then able to deduct the donation from their income taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

“Make no mistake: This is not a case where parents were acting in the best interests of their children. This is a case where they flaunted their wealth, sparring no expense, to cheat the system so they could set their children up for success with the best education money could buy, literally,” Bonavolonta said. “Their actions were without a doubt insidious, selfish and shameful. And the real victims in the case are the hardworking students who did everything they could to set themselves up for success in the college admissions process, but ended up being shut out because far less qualified students and their families simply bought their way in.”
 As was stated on Twitter:
"A good day to remember that there are black and brown parents who are sitting in prison today because they listed a relative’s address as their own for the chance of their child receiving an adequate public school education."

From The Atlantic, an thought-provoking story about explaining that your kid is going to trade school, not college.
This shift in the job and education markets can leave parents feeling unsure about the career path their children choose to pursue. Lack of knowledge and misconceptions about the trades can lead parents to steer their kids away from these programs, when vocational training might be a surer path to a stable job.
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          Planning to Work From Home? You Might Want to Reconsider It!      Cache   Translate Page      

Workplaces have changed drastically in the past few years, and we have seen examples of these in the new uber cool offices of Google and Facebook. This new trend of altering the look of the workplaces is a part of the constant attempt to enhance working experience of employees and to give them conducive environment. […]

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          33 gut bezahlte Jobs für Menschen, die keinen Stress mögen      Cache   Translate Page      


Jobs, in denen harte Konkurrenz herrscht und Stress und hoher Leistungsdruck zur Normalität geworden sind, sind nicht für jeden das Richtige. Glücklicherweise gibt es aber für diejenigen von euch, die lieber unter entspannteren Bedingungen arbeiten wollen, ebenfalls jede Menge gut bezahlte Jobs, bei denen ihr nur wenig Stress habt.

Nicht jeder Job erfordert eine hohe Stresstoleranz

Die Datenbank des US-amerikanischen Ministeriums für Arbeit beinhaltet auf Studien basierende Berichte, die zeigen, wie wichtig verschiedene Fähigkeiten, Aktivitäten und persönliche Charakterzüge für bestimmte Jobs sind. Zu den Merkmalen gehört unter anderem auch die Stresstoleranz, die auf der Seite folgendermaßen beschrieben wird: „Kritik akzeptieren zu können und in Stresssituationen ruhig zu bleiben und dennoch effektiv zu arbeiten.“

Die Internetseite bewertet die Jobeigenschaften wie Stresstoleranz auf einer Skala von 0 bis 100. 0 bedeutet, dass Stresstoleranz für den Job überhaupt nicht notwendig ist und 100 bedeutet, dass der Job eine sehr hohe Stressstoleranz erfordert.

Jobs an Universitäten gelten eher als entspannt

Business Insider hat nun verschiedene Berufe danach geordnet, wie viel Stress ihr aushalten können müsst und dafür die Datenbank des US-amerikanischen Ministeriums für Arbeit zur Hilfe genommen. Je niedriger die Bewertung, desto weniger stressig auch der Job. Aufgelistet sind nur gut bezahlte Jobs, also die Berufe, bei denen ihr den US-amerikanischen Occupational Employment Statistics zufolge ein durchschnittliches Jahresgehalt von mindestens 75.000 US-Dollar (66.000 Euro) bekommt. Es handelt sich dabei um die neuesten Daten, die im Mai 2017 veröffentlicht wurden.

Viele der Jobs werden an Universitäten oder Hochschulen ausgeübt — beispielsweise Stellen als Professor in Wirtschaft, Statistik, Mathematik und Materialwissenschaften. Genau diese Jobs führen die Liste auch an. Hier sind 33 gut bezahlte Jobs, in denen ihr wenig Stress ausgesetzt seid — gerankt vom „stressigsten“ Job bis hin zum entspannendsten sowie nach dem Jahresgehalt in Bezug auf das Stresslevel:  

Das könnte euch auch interessieren:

 Burn-out: 23 Anzeichen dafür, dass ihr die Belastungsgrenze bei der Arbeit erreicht habt

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33. Umweltwissenschaftler - und experte

Wichtigkeit der Stresstoleranz: 69

Durchschnittliches Jahresgehalt: 76.220 US-Dollar (etwa 3.800 bis 5.300 Euro monatlich in Deutschland)

Das sind eure Aufgaben: Ihr müsst Studien durch- und Untersuchungen ausführen, um so die Quellen der Umweltverschmutzung zu identifizieren, zu vermindern oder zu eliminieren. Außerdem arbeitet ihr die Risiken heraus, die sich negativ auf Umwelt oder Gesundheit der Bevölkerung auswirken könnten.


32. Professor für Geschichte

Wichtigkeit der Stresstoleranz: 69

Durchschnittliches Jahresgehalt: 82.900 US-Dollar (etwa 2.700 bis 5.900 Euro monatlich in Deutschland)

Das sind eure Aufgaben: Als Professor für Geschichte gebt ihr Seminare und Kurse in Geschichtswissenschaften.

31. Professor für Mathematik

Wichtigkeit der Stresstoleranz: 69

Durchschnittliches Jahresgehalt: 84.710 US-Dollar (etwa 3.700 bis 5.600 Euro monatlich in Deutschland)

Das sind eure Aufgaben: Als Professor für Mathematik gebt ihr Seminare in Mathe, Statistik und Versicherungswissenschaften. Ihr lehrt die Anwendung ursprünglicher und standardisierter mathematischer Techniken, um so spezifische Probleme zu lösen.


Den Rest der Story gibt es auf Business Insider Deutschland
          Millennials sind so gut ausgebildet, dass sie einen ganzen Karriereschritt ausradieren könnten      Cache   Translate Page      

frau computer cafe laptop arbeiten lernen

In Vorstellungsgesprächen und auf Networking-Partys beweichräuchern sich die meisten Menschen bekanntlich selbst. Und dann erwähnen sie auch gerne einmal, dass sie lernhungrig sind und sich immer wieder gerne neue Sachen aneignen. Gerade als Berufseinsteiger.

Aber jeder Berufseinsteiger würde wahrscheinlich auch ehrlich zugeben, dass er sich nach 13 Schuljahren, einem freiwilligen sozialen Jahr, zehn Semestern im Studium und diversen Praktika darauf freut, endlich Geld zu verdienen. Aber nicht so voreilig. Denn wenn ihr euch bei den großen deutschen Unternehmen bewerbt, bekommt ihr oft nur eine Trainee-Stelle angeboten. Also eine Ausbildung nach der Ausbildung. Die ist natürlich oft schlechter vergütet als andere Einstiegsjobs, aber ihr lernt ja dabei auch etwas.

Was viele als eine tolle Herausforderung sehen, ist für andere ein notwendiges Übel, um dem Traumjob ein Stück näher zu kommen. Aber kann man in Zeiten von Fachkräftemangel und dem „War for Talents“, dem Krieg um Talente, von potenziellen Mitarbeitern überhaupt noch verlangen, dass sie für weniger Gehalt und ein bisschen Ausbildung arbeiten?

Die Arbeitsmarktsituation stärkt Berufseinsteiger

Demnächst steigen auch die ersten Vertreter der Generation Z auf dem Arbeitsmarkt ein — also jene  Generation, die nach 1997 geboren wurde. Und sie findet eine völlig andere Situation vor als noch vor zehn Jahren. Denn damals war noch die Finanzkrise aus dem Jahr 2008 zu spüren. Es war eine Zeit, die von Einstellungsstopps, Kurzarbeit und Unsicherheit geprägt war. Mit anderen Worten: Kein guter Zeitpunkt, um in den Beruf einzusteigen. Nicht umsonst sprach man von „Generation Praktikum“. Viele Berufseinsteiger mussten sich von Projekt zu Projekt hangeln, befristete Arbeitsverträge in Kauf nehmen oder viele teils unbezahlte Praktika absolvieren.

Jetzt sieht die Situation für Berufseinsteiger völlig anders aus: Die Arbeitslosenquote in Deutschland liegt bei 5,3 Prozent - der niedrigste Stand seit der Wiedervereinigung. Wer in Zeiten der Automatisierung und Digitalisierung noch dazu eine Qualifikation im technischen Bereich mitbringt, ist extrem gefragt. Warum also sollte jemand noch auf Tausende Euro an Gehalt verzichten wollen, um zwei Jahre ein Trainee-Programm zu absolvieren?

„Der Arbeitsmarkt ist für die meisten Berufsgruppen besser geworden, dadurch ist auch das Selbstbewusstsein der Absolventen gestiegen“, sagt Karriereberaterin Ute Bölke im Gespräch mit Business Insider. „Deshalb entscheiden sich viele auch für einen Direkteinstieg.“ Bölke berät bis zu 90 Absolventen pro Jahr und sagt, dass sich von ihren Klienten nur etwa fünf Prozent entscheiden würden, in ein Trainee-Programm zu gehen.

Dennoch würde sie niemandem grundsätzlich davon abraten: „Die meisten Trainees sind mittlerweile gut bezahlt. Gerade für jene, die noch nicht sicher wissen, in welchen Bereich sie wollen, bietet ein Trainee die Chance, einen guten Überblick über ein Unternehmen und die Branche zu bekommen.“ Zudem würden einige Firmen keinen Einstieg ohne Trainee ermöglichen.

Wer jedoch am Ende seines Studiums genau wüsste, wo er hinwolle, der würde auch ohne diesen Karriereschritt auskommen, sagt Bölke.

Sogar Dax-Unternehmen verzeichnen Bewerberrückgang bei Trainees

Der Konsumgüter-Konzern Beiersdorf mit Sitz in Hamburg berichtet, in den vergangenen Jahren einen Rückgang der Bewerbungen auf Trainee-Stellen verzeichnet zu haben. Das geht aus einer Anfrage von Business Insider an die Dax-Unternehmen hervor. Eine Sprecherin von Beiersdorf sagte, dass das Unternehmen den Rückgang auf „die gestiegene Attraktivität von großen Internetkonzernen wie beispielsweise Google oder Amazon sowie von Startups“ zurückführt.

Der Sportartikelhersteller Adidas hat ebenfalls einen Rückgang von Bewerbungen auf Trainee-Stellen verzeichnet — man hätte diesen aber bewusst in Kauf genommen. „Seit dem vergangenen Jahr haben wir die Anforderungen verändert und das Anschreiben durch ein 90-sekündiges Video ersetzt, das die Motivation des Bewerbers für die Stelle verdeutlichen soll. Dadurch haben wir die Anzahl der Bewerbungen reduziert, die Qualität der Bewerbungen aber gesteigert“, sagte eine Sprecherin von Adidas.

Der Autozulieferer Continental gab unterdessen an, dass die Zahl der Bewerbungen nicht rückläufig sei, aber in wichtigen Bereichen wie Software und IT die Bewerber fehlen würden.

Andere deutsche Unternehmen wie SAP, die Merck Group, die Lufthansa oder Bayer verzeichneten wiederum ein gleichbleibendes Interesse oder sogar einen leichten Anstieg der Bewerbungen auf Trainee-Postionen.

Die Medienbranche hat ein Nachwuchsproblem

In der Medienbranche zeichnet sich unterdessen ein klareres, aber keineswegs besseres Bild ab. So haben gerade Lokalzeitungen mit einem akuten Mangel an Volontariatsbewerbern zu kämpfen. Volontariat ist der etwas ungelenke Begriff für eine Trainee-Stelle im Journalismus (anders als der Name vermuten lässt, ist die Stelle nämlich bezahlt). Die Zahl der Bewerbungen bei der Bielefelder Regionalzeitung „Neue Westfälische“ haben sich etwa halbiert, sagt der stellvertretende Chefredakteur Carsten Heil im Gespräch mit dem Deutschlandfunk. Sogar der öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk bewarb zuletzt vermehrt seine Volontariate — aus gutem Grund, in manchen Rundfunkanstalten sollen die Bewerbungen ebenfalls um 50 Prozent zurückgegangen sein, munkelt man in der Medienbranche. 

Gerade Volontariate sind — im Gegensatz zu Trainees in technischen oder wirtschaftlichen Bereichen — meistens schlechter bezahlt. Oftmals gibt es nicht einmal das Tarifgehalt für Volontäre, das je nach Gattung — also Printmedium, Privatfernsehen, öffentlich-rechtlicher Rundfunk oder Zeitschriften — unterschiedlich hoch ist, im zweiten Jahr aber steigen sollte. Die Unternehmen müssen sich nicht an den Tarifvertrag halten.

„Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass viele junge Menschen diesen langen Weg nicht mehr gehen wollen“, sagt Karriereberaterin Bölke.

Berufserfahrung schlägt Ausbildung

Zudem sei gerade für die spätere Karriere die Berufserfahrung oft wichtiger als die Ausbildung. „Wenn man sich Jahre später auf eine Stelle im mittleren Management bewirbt, fragt vermutlich niemand mehr nach dem Trainee“, sagt Bölke. Die Liste an erfolgreichen Managern, die ihre Ausbildung abbrachen, um gleich zu arbeiten, ist bekanntermaßen lang: Facebook-Gründer Mark Zuckerberg, Apple-Mastermind Steve Jobs oder Microsoft-Gründer Bill Gates gehören etwa dazu.

Der klassische Weg, möglichst schnell zu studieren, dann ein schlecht bezahltes Praktikum zu machen und zu hoffen, danach in ein Traineeprogramm aufgenommen zu werden, ist aus der Mode gekommen. „Viele junge Menschen nehmen eine Werkstudenten-Stelle an, studieren im Ausland oder unterbrechen ihr Studium, um eine Weile zu arbeiten. Dadurch bringen sie schon Berufserfahrung mit, wenn sie sich auf ihre erste Stelle bewerben“, sagt Bölke.

Auch Bernd Schmitz, Leiter des Personalmarketings bei Bayer, sagte kürzlich im Gespräch mit Business Insider, dass die praktische Erfahrung das schnelle Studium schlägt.

Der Bertelsmann-Personalvorstand Immanuel Hermreck wies im Interview mit dem Business Insider auf die außergewöhnlichen Lebensläufe der jungen Menschen hin: „Das hat es früher in der Form sicher nicht gegeben und sagt viel über die Persönlichkeit heutiger Bewerber aus.“

Aus diesem Grund haben viele junge Menschen nicht zu unrecht das Selbstbewusstsein, auch ohne Trainee-Programm in den Job einzusteigen. Aber sollte man das Trainee kategorisch ausschließen? Eher nicht — gerade weil ihr mit Mitte 20 nicht unbedingt schon wissen müsst, wo ihr wirklich arbeiten wollt.


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Wenn ihr euch derzeit zurücklehnt und den Aufschwung der Börse nach der Beinahe-Katastrophe im vergangenen Dezember genießt, begeht ihr vielleicht einen fatalen Fehler, den Investoren und Anleger in der Vergangenheit immer wieder begangen haben. 

Das ist jedenfalls eine Erkenntnis aus neuesten Untersuchungen von John Hussman, einem ehemaligen renommierten Wirtschaftsprofessor und dem heutigen Präsidenten des Hussman Investment Trust.

Hussman argumentiert, dass es sich bei der anhaltenden Erholung nur um den jüngsten plötzlichen Marktumschwung in der jüngeren Geschichte handelt — eine Situation, die in der Vergangenheit mehrfach dafür gesorgt hat, dass Anleger kurz vor einem Abschwung weiter investiert haben. 

Und wenn Investoren immer wieder in diese Rallyes investieren — was Hussman erwartet — argumentiert er, dass der Markt zunehmend auf eine Katastrophe zusteuert. 

In den kommenden Jahren werde es wahrscheinlich zu mehreren „Wasserfall-ähnlichen Abschwüngen“ kommen, warnt Hussman in einem vor kurzem veröffentlichten Blogbeitrag.

Hussmann weiter: „Investoren, die sich mit der Geschichte der Märkte auseinandersetzen, wird die Entwicklung bekannt vorkommen. Investoren, die sich gegen die Erkenntnis sperren, dass auf extreme Bewertungen immer ein Zusammenbruch der üblichen Bewertungsnormen folgte, erwartet eine schwierige Geschichstslehrstunde.“

Ein solcher 60-prozentiger Einbruch würde den S&P 500 wieder auf die 1.100er-Marke zurückbringen — eine Entwicklung, die seit dem ersten Halbjahr 2010 nicht mehr zu beobachten war, als sich die Märkte ein Jahr nach der Finanzkrise in der Erholungsphase befanden.

Hussman erklärt zudem, dass ihn die jüngste Erholung der Aktienmärkte an die Zeiten vor den vergangenen zwei Börsencrashs erinnere. Es sei wichtig, so Hussmann, die „Ähnlichkeiten der jüngsten Entwicklungen“ mit den Rallyes von Anfang 2001 und Anfang 2008 zu beobachten. „Die jüngsten Entwicklungen stehen für eine Bärenmarktrally, wobei starke Verluste über den gesamten Zyklus unvermeidlich sind.“

Die Rolle der Fed

Wie sind wir überhaupt in diese Situation geraten? Hussman sieht einen Teil der Schuld bei der US-Notenbank Federal Reserve (Fed), deren traditionell lockere Währungsbedingungen dazu beitragen haben, die US-Wirtschaft aus ihrer schlimmsten Rezession herauszuholen. Während das Handeln der Fed die beabsichtigte Wirkung zeigte, habe es jedoch gleichzeitig eine Spekulantenblase erschaffen.

„Was die Fed durch ihre Politik der quantitativen Lockerung gemacht hat, war, die Rendite-Suche zu fördern“, kritisiert Hussman. 

Hussman ergänzt: „Sie kaufte fest-verzinste Staatsanleihen und bezahlte sie, indem sie zinslose Bankreserven im Volumen von vier Billionen US-Dollar schuf. Die Bemühungen jedes einzelnen Instituts, dieses zinslose Geld loszuwerden, führten zu einem Spiel der „heißen Kartoffel“. Dadurch wurden auch andere Wertpapiere angeboten, bis die Nachfrage so hoch war, dass die langfristigen Renditewerwartungen gegen Null liefen. An diesem Punkt sind wir jetzt angelangt.“

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Ihr werdet vielleicht überrascht sein, aber Hussman bewertet den Markt trotz dieser Punkte kurzfristig neutral. Er hat in den Krisen gelernt, dass auch übertriebene Bewertungen die Anleger nicht von weiteren Investments abhalten werden, bis die ersten technischen Signale in den negativen Bereich wechseln. Noch während sie sich dorthin bewegen, bleiben sie vorerst weiter positiv.

Aber lasst euch nicht täuschen: Langfristig ist Hussman pessimistisch eingestellt.

„Trotz meiner ziemlich neutralen Einschätzung auf kurzfristige Sicht, bleibt meine Meinung langfristig deutlich“, sagt Hussman. „Das ist ein massiv überbewerteter Markt.“

Hussmans richtige Prognosen

Hussman hat in der Vergangenheit wiederholt für Schlagzeilen gesorgt, indem er einen Börsenrückgang von mehr als 60 Prozent prognostizierte und ein ganzes Jahrzehnt mit negativen Aktienrenditen vorhergesagt hatte. Auch als die Börse weiter nach oben kletterte, hat er unbeirrt an seinen Prognosen festgehalten.

Doch bevor ihr Hussman als Dauer-Pessimisten bezeichnet, achtet auch auf seine richtigen Vorhersagen, die er in seinem Blog veröffentlicht hat. Hier sind die Argumente, die für ihn sprechen:

• Im März 2000 prognostizierte er, dass Technologiewerte um 83 Prozent fallen würden. Im Anschluss verlor der tech-lastige Nasdaq-100-Index im Zeitraum von 2000 bis 2002 „unwahrscheinlich präzise“ 83 Prozent.

• Im Jahr 2000 prognostizierte er, dass der US-Leitindex S&P 500 in den darauffolgenden zehn Jahren voraussichtlich negative Gesamtrenditen erzielen würde — was auch eintrat.

• Im April 2007 prognostizierte er, dass der S&P 500 40 Prozent verlieren könnte. Im Anschluss verlor er 55 Prozent inmitten des Zusammenbruchs von 2007 bis 2009.


Je mehr Beweise Hussman über die unhaltbaren Bedingungen an der Börse veröffentlicht, desto mehr Gedanken sollten Investoren sich machen. Sicherlich gibt es in diesem Marktzyklus noch Gewinne zu realisieren, aber ab wann wird das steigende Crashrisiko zu gefährlich?

Das ist eine Frage, die Investoren sich selbst beantworten müssen. Und eine, der Hussman in der Zwischenzeit weiter nachgehen wird.

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Когда в пейзажах Петра Козлова соединяются импрессионизм и реализм, рождается чудо.

О художнике Петре Козлове трудно найти информацию в сети. Повсюду встречаются только сухие факты с официального сайта: родился в Омске в 1967 году, закончил две школы живописи — Омскую и Ярославскую, живет и работает в Москве. Собственно, всё. Петр не пытается «засветиться», не гремит скандальными работами, не делает никаких эпатажных заявлений. Он спокойно создает свои картины, каждая из которых — это совершенно особенная история.


Сегодня мы хотим рассказать вам о городских пейзажах Петра Козлова — в основном, это миниатюры, выполненные маслом на холсте или на картоне. В своих работах Петру удается найти золотую середину между блеклым реализмом и чересчур ярким, эмоциональным импрессионизмом.

На изломе рождаются очень живые, понятные, знакомые образы, которые вдруг приобретают какое-то новое звучание. Будто бы вы услышали ваше любимое стихотворение в неизвестном, но совершенно потрясающем прочтении. Будто бы на секунду остановились на той дороге, по которой ходите каждый день, и увидели нечто такое, чего никогда раньше не замечали.

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华为的旗舰机型都是有在海外发型的,而且海外发行价格还会高于国行,那么很多在国外生活的留学生就会买国行,然后带去海外使用,但是国行版本却没有Facebook、Google的组件等,那需要就是刷机了。因为硬件是一样的。 1、互刷是指的官方ROM,比如国行刷成国际版享受全面的Google服务,或者国际版刷成国行更适合国内使用 2、菊花的服务站是拒绝的,3月的时候我去售后,攻城狮直言硬刷会成砖,成功吓退了我 3、刷机难免有失手,不刷没大事,心理承受力有限的就不推荐尝试了 我同学用的是国际版(LON-L29C636),在国行在吵着B186好还是B213好的时候,国际版还在B139(最近刚推送B182) 就好像国际版已经被菊花厂忘记了似的,国际版在国内使用诸多不便,没有情景智能提醒、没有智能短信、没有微信应用分身、没有在线主题、没有字体、地图要翻墙、打车是没用的Uber、NFC没功能..... 看来这个华为的旗舰“商务机”算是白买了 具体步骤(Steps)如下: 1、Prepare and Notice A. Backup data, it might be restore factory default setting especially using downgrade ROM version.(备份数据) B. Unlock bootloader before apply manual update, the manual update package bypass auth through modified stock recovery.(解锁BL) C. After update successfully, device might be locked again. D. Only tested … Continue reading "华为 Mate9 国行与国际版互刷REC固件"
          北大新春慈善活动,各界的善心人士可尽绵薄之力      Cache   Translate Page      

"北方大学中华春节慈善晚会(北大新春)"是马来西亚北方大学 (UUM)唯一的新春慈善活动。



第十四届北方大学中华春节慈善晚会将在3月23号,位于北方大学大礼堂 Dewan Mua'dzam Shah,为7时正开始。晚会现场将准备千人宴席,观众席,各式各样的展览品和一连串的精彩表演!

如想了解更多活动详情,可浏览官方面子书《北方大学中华春节慈善晚会 Unity Spirit Towards Spring》。

          购买AirAsia机票时填错资料怎么办?      Cache   Translate Page      

亚航每年会推出4次的免费机位(Free Seats)机票促销,还有数次配合节日的特别机票促销。如果你在抢购亚航机票时填错资料,如姓名、生日日期等,那么应该怎么办?




方法一:浏览,然后选择Enquiry / Request > Booking Changes > Name Correction。接着填写名字、联系方式、机票订购号码、航班详情等等。最后就是点击Submit。




          A casa das Camelias en Boiro      Cache   Translate Page      
A Casa das Camelias en Boiro : Uno de los jardines con mayor diversidad botánica de Galicia

“A Casa das Camelias” es una parcela de unos 12.000m² de superficie, con una casa anterior a 1.785, molino de río, hórreo y crucero; y en la que su dueña riega, poda y mima a más de 1.500 variedades de árboles, arbustos, rosas, trepadoras, perennes, anuales, bianuales, plantas de roca, cactus, suculentas… ¡No hay planta o árbol que se le resista! Cuenta, de hecho, con plantas de los 5 continentes del mundo, aunque su especialidad, la reina de su jardín, es la camelia, la flor de Galicia. En esta finca podrás apreciar más de 1.000 camelias, 500 de ellas diferentes.

Piérdete por su laberinto de camelias, descubre la zona de plantas acuáticas y deja que los más pequeños disfruten y se entretengan dándole de comer a sus peces, tortugas y pájaros. Las visitas guiadas se realizan tanto en verano como en invierno. Infórmate en la Oficina de Turismo o llama directamente a la Casa para concertar cita previa.

UBICACIÓN: Lugar de Brazos, 17. Boiro
HORARIOS DE VISITA: Invierno. Lunes a domingo, de 16:00 a 18:00h. Verano. Lunes a domingo, a las 17:00.
TELÉFONO: 670014638
ACCESIBILIDAD: Practicable para personas con movilidad reducida
- Entrada: 5.00€
- Menores de 12 años: Acceso gratuito
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          Commodore 128 - Tentativa de Recuperação 2      Cache   Translate Page      
Após muito tempo com falta de tempo, volto a postar aqui para vocês, praticamente um ano depois do primeiro post ... o ano de 2012 foi complicado e tive de me afastar da retro-computação bem mais do que eu gostaria, mas estou de volta!

Pois bem, voltando ao assunto do Commodore 128, eu acabei comprando um outro pelo eBay, que demorou para chegar, eu acabei pagando imposto de 60% do valor que eu paguei no mesmo, fui taxado sem dó.

Qual não foi minha surpresa ao ligar o meu querido C128 recém chegado da gringolândia com um 1571, que o mesmo não funcionava ... ele reclamava não encontrar o dispositivo número 8, ou qualquer outro que eu configurava no drive, pois bem, encostei tudo durante alguns meses de reclusão.

No meio do caminho conversei com meu amigo do facebook Rogerio Kauer, por indicação do Marcus Vinicius Garret Chiado, da Videomagia, e acabou me dando algumas dicas, que por fim foram a solução matadora e golpe final para eu colocar meus dois bólidos da Commodore para funcionar novamente.

Primeiramente, falando no C128 recém chegado dos EUA, ele me indicou a observação dos diodos de pullup na serial mesmo.

E qual não foi minha agradável surpresa, que ao substituir os diodos (haviam dois em curto) o drive passou a ser imediatamente reconhecido.

Segue uma foto com os diodos que devem ser testados e substituídos, no caso o CR9 e o CR7, detalhe que nesta foto estão substituídos somente os dois primeiros diodos da esquerda para direita, pois esta é a placa que eu tirei para colocar no outro, e depois repus os diodos, a foto serve só como indicação para não fazer besteira na hora de trocar o diodo e consertar sua serial.

Feito isto, o C128 passou a reconhecer o dispositivo número 8 ou qualquer outro que se configura no 1571 e ler discos. Aí alguns exemplos para demonstrar minha alegria:

Donkey Kong devidamente carregado ... Sucesso!

Bom ... agora que resolvi o C128 mais recente que veio da gringolândia, faltou resolver o outro C128 ... aquele mesmo do post anterior a este!

Lembram, ele dava vídeo, mas aparentemente não lia a ROM, achei inclusive que fosse problema numa das ROMs, notei que não era pois peguei as ROMs e coloquei no C128 que já estava funcionando, e tudo correu normalmente.

Até que ao observar as RAMs, mais uma vez dica do Rogerio, percebi que havia uma que estava esquentando de maneira fora do normal, resolvi substituí-la, e não é que deu certo?! Vejam:

 A memória trocada foi a U39 ...

 Aqui o banco de memória completo (128k) ...

 Agora temos vídeo ...

Feito tudo isso, só resta acertar as ROMs.
Como o outro C128 que veio dos EUA, acompanhava um KIT do JyffyDOS, eu instalei neste micro, já que o outro estava OK com tudo funcionando já.
E funcionou perfeitamente, veja a instalação da JyffyDOS:

ROMs pocisionadas, e chave instalada no gabinete, ficou bom.

Por fim, segue foto do retificador que eu coloquei no lugar do original (um pouquinho SUPER SUPER SUPER DIMENSIONADO), mas funciona perfeitamente para a linha de 9VAC.

E aqui a chave fudebada que eu tive de recuperar, está funcionando OK agora também.

Com isso... temos dois C128 funcionando plenamente, seguem algumas outras fotos, depois posto mais assuntos sobre C128, como o SD2IEC que eu estou planejando fabricar algumas unidades, valeu pessoal!

          Pai agressor recorre ao facebook para encontrar a filha “desaparecida”      Cache   Translate Page      

Um homem fez uma publicação no facebook onde pedia ajuda a todos para encontrar a sua filha dada como desaparecida na zona do Porto.

Contudo, segundo avança o Jornal de Notícias, parece que a menor está a salvo com a mãe numa casa-abrigo, onde está refugiada pois era alvo de violência doméstica por parte do pai.

Na publicação feita este domingo, que já ficou viral com mais de 53 mil partilhas, o pai escreveu: “DESAPARECIDA PARTILHEM É MINHA FILHA”, juntamente com uma fotografia que deverá ser da filha. Contudo, várias pessoas aperceberam-se do caso e começaram a surgir publicações a avisar pela falsidade da publicação.

Os avós e tia maternos da menina mostraram-se indignados com este apelo falso do pai, e explicaram que a filha não está desaparecida nem corre nenhum perigo de vida. Segundo eles, a mãe está numa casa-abrigo para fugir a 18 anos de “espancamentos”.A publicação que já conta com mais de 2600 comentários e 50 mil partilhas começou por ter mensagens de solidariedade, que rapidamente evoluíram para hostilidade contra o pai da menina.

Segundo confirmado pelo o Jornal de Notícias junto do Gabinete de Apoio e Informação à Vítima da PSP, a mãe e a menor estão “em segurança e devidamente protegidas” no âmbito de um processo de violência doméstica iniciado há cerca de um mês.

Fonte e foto: Bombeiros24

           Comment on Plastiq Review 2019: Meet Minimum Spend Requirements For Credit Card Bonuses by Harry Goldman       Cache   Translate Page      
I have been using Plastiq for a while now. Out of curiosity, I was just reviewing the cookies Plastiq places on my machine when I log in. Apparently they activate a Facebook cookie! I do not use Facebook, I do not want to be tracked by Facebook and I have deleted my Facebook account because I do not want them to sell my information. I will no longer be using Plastiq.
          Lori Loughlin wanted kids to have the ‘college experience’; Felicity Huffman asked for 'hacks'      Cache   Translate Page      
Lori Loughlin once said it was important for her daughters to have a "normal (life)... maybe because I didn't have that." Meanwhile, Felicity Huffman's husband talked about the stress of "college application time."

          Jennifer Lopez unveils stunning pictures from Alex Rodriguez's proposal      Cache   Translate Page      
Now that Jennifer Lopez has "El Anillo," she is sharing gorgeous photos from fiancé Alex Rodriguez's proposal last week.

          Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman charged in college bribe scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
Officials say the actresses were involved in the nation's largest-ever college admissions bribery case prosecuted by the Justice Department.

          The Voice S:16 The Blind Auditions, Parts 5 & 6 E:5 & E:6      Cache   Translate Page      

Our hosts Princess Carroll, Lindsay Hoffman, and Neema Skye get into News & Gossip, our Special Segment, and all things The Voice season 16. #voiceblinds  #teamjohn #teamkelly #teamadam #teamblake Follow Our Hosts Here: Lindsay Hoffman YouTube: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Blog:   Neema Skye Youtube: Instagram Facebook: Website: […]

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          Melania Trump's rep slams 'The View' body-double segment: 'Beyond petty, mean-girl spirit'      Cache   Translate Page      
"The View" aired a segment joking about an internet theory that first lady Melania Trump sometimes uses a body double. Trump's team is not happy.

          Michael Jackson sales, R. Kelly airplay both up amid sex abuse controversies      Cache   Translate Page      
Michael Jackson and R. Kelly have both been in the headlines this past week for sexual abuse allegations, but most fans aren't turning their music off.

          Actor Jussie Smollett makes brief court appearance      Cache   Translate Page      
A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to police. (March 12)

          'Full House' fans express shock as Lori Loughlin is indicted in college admissions bribery case      Cache   Translate Page      
After Lori Loughlin's name was revealed as part of an admissions bribery case, "Full House" fans have been responding to the news on social media.

          Aubrey O No, NeNe Labeled A Threat, Celebrity Carnival & More | Reality Roast      Cache   Translate Page      

Aubrey O No, NeNe Labeled A Threat, Celebrity Carnival & More | Reality Roast Follow us on “Like” Us on Buy Merch at

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          Married To Medicine: LA Season 1 Episode 2 Review & After Show      Cache   Translate Page      

Two for one episode introducing the new west coast doctors with a special visit from the ATL OG’s. In true married to medicine fashion, the doctors and wives of doctors hash out their problems at a party. Sierra Stafford and McCall Hall kick off the season. Follow us on “Like” Us on Buy […]

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          Review Of Young And The Restless for March 4th – March 8th, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

On this week’s Restless Wrap, host Rachel Goodman discusses the soap The Young and the Restless. Join her as she talks about the second week of JT’s murder trial, the breakup of Ray and Mia, and Lola’s forced proposal. Want to talk Y&R? You can find the conversation on facebook @restlesswrap! @rachegoodman @yr_insider #yr #theyoungandtherestless […]

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          Review of Days Of Our Lives for March 4th – March 8th, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

On this week’s @_dishindays hosts @lounginwithtony, @mlmattes @tamigoveia with special guest @oliviakeegann discuss all of the weeks drama in Salem! Join us as we dish on Ciara and Ben’s heartbreaking “breakup”, Diana’s devious plan to break up John and Marlena and Haley being on the run from ICE!  Join the conversation on Instagram and facebook […]

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          Ver Real Potosi – Aurora en vivo online      Cache   Translate Page      

Hora del choque entre Real Potosi – Aurora:13/03/2019 a las 23:15h (Hora De España) Tipo de encuentro: Fútbol Bolivia Primera Division También puede estar disponible el Real Potosi – Aurora en Facebook Live por lo que si buscas donde verLeer el resto ...

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          A que hora es Cerro Porteno – Zamora en vivo online      Cache   Translate Page      

Hora del encuentro entre Cerro Porteno – Zamora:13/03/2019 a las 23:15h (Hora De España) Tipo de evento: Fútbol Copa Libertadores También puede estar disponible el Cerro Porteno – Zamora en Facebook Live por lo que si buscas ver el CerroLeer el resto ...

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          Ver Norwich – Hull City hoy      Cache   Translate Page      

Hora del partido entre Norwich – Hull City:13/03/2019 a las 20:45h (Hora De España) Tipo de evento: Fútbol Inglaterra Championship También puede estar disponible el Norwich – Hull City en Facebook Live por lo que si buscas ver el NorwichLeer el resto ...

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          Partido Nottingham Forest – Aston Villa gratis      Cache   Translate Page      

Hora del encuentro entre Nottingham Forest – Aston Villa:13/03/2019 a las 20:45h (Hora De España) Tipo de encuentro: Fútbol Inglaterra Championship También puede estar disponible el Nottingham Forest – Aston Villa en Facebook Live por lo que si buscas verLeer el resto ...

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          Lakukan 7 Hal Ini saat Kamu Menghadapi Body Shaming      Cache   Translate Page, Jakarta Siapapun ingin punya bentuk tubuh ideal, layaknya model yang berlenggak-lenggok di atas catwalk. Ketika bentuk tubuh berubah, seperti gemukan atau kurusan, orang lain langsung berkomentar.

Tentu saja, komentar itu seringnya bikin tidak nyaman bahkan sakit hati. Tak sedikit pula bisa menumbulkan rasa minder dan penuh ketidakpercayaan diri di mana pun berada.

Mengomentari bentuk tubuh atau body shaming sangat tidak dianjurkan. Selain menyebabkan sakit hati, body shaming dapat mengganggu kesehatan mental seseorang.

Apakah Anda mengalami hal seperti itu? Lakukan ini saat menghadapi body shaming agar tetap bahagia dan percaya diri, seperti dikutip dari

1. Tak Merugikan, Abaikan Saja Perkataan Orang Lain

Perubahan yang terjadi pada tubuhmu akan selalu menjadi bahan pembicaraan orang lain. Daripada sakit hati, lebih baik abaikan semua perkataan tersebut.

Anda tidak perlu membalas perkataan yang tidak penting. Lebih baik gunakan waktu untuk berpikir positif agar bisa menerima diri sendiri apa adanya tanpa lelah untuk terus berusaha memperbaiki diri.

Anggap saja komentar tersebut sebagai bentuk kecemburuan karena mereka tidak punya apa yang Anda miliki, sebagai penghiburan buat diri. Dengan demikian, hidup Anda akan jadi lebih tenang dan pastinya semakin bahagia.

2. Menutupi Kekurangan dan Tunjukkan Kelebihan

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Setiap manusia memiliki kekurangan, namun Anda bisa menyiasati kekurangan tersebut dengan menonjolkan kelebihan yang ada dalam diri. Misalnya, kalau memiliki betis yang besar, Anda bisa menggunakan jeans atau celana panjang untuk menutupinya, sehingga orang lain tidak akan notice betis Anda.

Salah satu bagian tubuh boleh saja kurang mendukung, tapi Anda bisa menyiasatinya dengan cara-cara yang positif. Tunjukkan pula kelebihan yang Anda punya kepada orang lain, baik dalam bidang seni, musik, atau bahasa, dan lainnya.

3. Sosialisasikan Dampak Body Shaming

Korban body shaming semakin hari sepertinya terus saja ada. Guna mengatasinya, Anda bisa mensosialisasikan dampak dari body shaming kepada orang lain.

Gunakan media sosial, seperti Facebook, YouTube, atau Instagram untuk mengajak orang lain agar berhenti memberikan kritik pedas terhadap bentuk tubuh orang lain. Kalau perlu, Anda bisa menambahkan postingan yang bertajuk “stop body shaming”.

Pada awalnya, orang lain mungkin akan memberikan komentar pedas. Tapi lama-kelamaan, orang lain semakin sadar betapa buruknya dampak body shaming bagi kesehatan mental.

4. Ajak Mereka Bicara Empat Mata

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Kalau tiga cara di atas belum berhasil, Anda bisa mengajak berbicara empat mata. Sampaikan dampak perkataan mereka terhadap kelangsungan hidup Anda, termasuk perkembangan psikis dan mental.

Agar tidak menimbulkan konflik, sampaikan baik-baik tanpa menunjukkan kesan marah atau kesal. Jika Anda tidak mengenal orang yang mengejek tersebut, Anda bisa menghubungi mereka lewat media sosial untuk membicarakan dampak body shaming.

Dengan demikian, orang lain sadar bahwa mengurus dirinya sendiri jauh lebih penting daripada mengurus atau mengejek bentuk tubuh orang lain.

5. Perluas Lingkup Pergaulan

Omongan orang lain sebaiknya jangan diambil pusing, apalagi kalau sampai membuat Anda takut untuk bergaul dengan banyak orang. Manfaatkan waktu untuk mencari teman baru, sehingga lingkup pergaulan semakin luas.

Anda bisa berkenalan lewat media sosial atau bergabung dalam komunitas tertentu. Sebelum melakukannya, Anda harus mau membuka diri terhadap lingkungan yang baru.

Sebab, pola pikir orang-orang yang ada di dalamnya pasti berbeda dibandingkan lingkungan yang lama. Jika mampu beradaptasi dengan baik, Anda akan menemukan satu atau dua orang yang bisa dijadikan teman baik.

6. Katakan “I Love Myself”

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Sebelum mencintai orang lain, Anda harus belajar mencintai diri sendiri terlebih dahulu. Jika Anda berhasil mencintai diri sendiri, apapun yang orang lain katakan sama sekali tidak akan menyakiti perasaan Anda.

Karena memang Anda mau menerima diri sendiri apa adanya. Sehingga Anda tidak lagi membandingkan diri sendiri dengan orang lain.

Belajar mencintai diri sendiri membutuhkan proses, tapi kalau bertekad, usaha yang Anda lakukan akan membuahkan hasil maksimal. Katakan “I love myself more than anyone” secara tulus agar kalimat ini memberikan kekuatan tersendiri bagi diri untuk hadapi body shaming.

7. Belajar Memaafkan Orang Lain

Meskipun perkataan orang lain sangat menyakitkan, Anda harus mau belajar memaafkan mereka. Menyimpan dendam tidak baik untuk kebahagiaan jiwa Anda.

Daripada kesalahan orang lain terus-menerus mengusik hidup Anda, lebih baik maafkan mereka agar hidup Anda menjadi lebih tenang.

Bangun energi positif agar Anda dapat melupakan kesalahan orang lain. Jika suatu hari mereka kembali mengejek, Anda tidak akan terpancing oleh ejekan body shaming karena hidup Anda sudah terlanjur bahagia berkat memaafkan.

Bangun Rasa Percaya Diri yang Maksimal

Meskipun sosialisasi stop body shaming sudah sering dilakukan, tapi sepertinya masih banyak orang yang tidak memedulikan. Gunakan tips-tips di atas agar Anda dapat menghadapi body shaming dengan bijak dan tenang.

Di samping itu, bangun rasa percaya diri sampai ke level maksimal agar perkataan orang lain tidak menurunkan rasa percaya diri Anda saat tampil di depan banyak orang.

          Bomberos demandarán al alcalde por llamarlos gordos      Cache   Translate Page      

 Rodolfo Hernández, alcalde de Bucaramanga, criticó la labor del Cuerpo de Bomberos de la ciudad, a través de su tradicional Facebook Live, luego de que un ciudadano se quejara porque no han desmontado unas vallas ilegales.

El mandatario llamó en vivo a la secretaria del Interior, Alba Navarro, quien le aseguró que los bomberos no tenían curso de altura por lo que no se ha podido realizar el desmonte. Inmediatamente, Hernández, llamó al director de Bomberos, Diego Rodríguez y le dijo “Diego es que tenemos que retirar unas vallas por orden de un juez, me dice Alba Azucena que usted dijo que no retiraba porque tenía una tanda de barrigones gordos allá de bomberos que no eran capaces de subirse ni al taburete”, enfatizó el alcalde.

Finalmente, aseguró, “¿qué vamos a pagar teniendo esos barrigones durmiendo todo el día? Tenemos los bomberos que le valen a la ciudadanía como $ 10.000 millones al año de personal y usted pasa por Bomberos, todos durmiendo y ganando horas extras, usted pasa a las 11 de la noche y los ronquidos despiertan a los muertos y pretenden contratar para hacer lo que podemos hacer nosotros”, aseguró Rodolfo Hernández.
Estas declaraciones no cayeron bien en los funcionarios del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Bucaramanga, quienes aseguraron que acusarán ante la Procuraduría al mandatario por referirse a ellos en esos términos.

“No es sorpresa que el alcalde se refiera a sus empleados con esos términos, porque siempre lo ha hecho así, no es extraño esa actitud, pero es grosera, descalificadora, malintencionada, las cosas no son así. Nosotros lo vamos a hacer con la Procuraduría, vamos a tratarlo en la junta directa directiva y vamos a sentar esa voz de protesta porque así no es. Es cierto que es el Alcalde, pero es un empleado igual que nosotros y nosotros merecemos respeto, así como merece él que lo respetemos nosotros", aseguró Fabio Larrota del sindicato de Bomberos.

Respecto al tema del curso de alturas, Larrota aseguró que el Cuerpo de Bomberos no necesita este tipo de cursos pues es ‘insignificante’ para la labor que ellos atienden: “los que tienen que tener ese curso de alturas son los empleados que ejercen otras funciones diferentes, nosotros no somos brigadas de emergencia ni empleados domésticos, nosotros trabajamos en casos extremos en los cuales no nos compete nada de curso de altura, tenemos un entrenamiento especial, ese curso de altura es insignificante para la labor de nosotros”, añadió Larrota.

Finalmente, le hizo la invitación a Rodolfo Hernández para que visite la estación y verifique que hay personal capacitado y dispuesto las 24 horas del día para atender las emergencias.


          New Mexico: Speed bump as 4 state Senators vote AGAINST protecting pre-existing condition coverage (UPDATE: Strike that!)      Cache   Translate Page      

(sigh) Well, it was a good run while it lasted. As I noted last week, New Mexico's new Democratic trifecta government has been on something of a tear in the first few months of 2019, either passing or advancing a number of positive healthcare policies, including:

In addition, there was one more important piece of legislation which looked like it was going to go through without too much fuss: HB 436, which would simply lock in protections for New Mexico residents with pre-existing conditions at the same level that the Affordable Care Act already does nationally:

HB436 won't technically change anything for New Mexicans now...but what it would do is protect state residents in the event the ACA is ever repealed or if its pre-existing condition protections are weakened or stripped away (see: the Texas Fold'Em lawsuit).

With just nine days left in the 60-day legislative session, Thomson is optimistic there's still enough time to get her bill up to the Governor's desk.

"To me, it's pretty much a no-brainer. We're not changing anything per se," she said. "We're just locking in what's in federal law so there's not going to be any increased costs because we're already doing it."

Now that the bill passed the House it heads over to the Senate for consideration.

Unfortunately, over at the state Senate, it looks like three Republicans and one Democrat took "no-brainer" to be a challenge, because this is what ended up happening yesterday:

We are disappointed to report that the bill to protect New Mexicans with pre-existing conditions did NOT pass Senate Corporations.

YES: Mary Kay Papen
YES: Michael Padilla
YES: Bill Tallman
NO: Clemente Sanchez
NO: Bill Sharer
NO: Gregg Fulfer
NO: Pat Woods

— Health Action NM (@HealthActionNM) March 11, 2019

Now, the last three names on this committee list aren't terribly surprising, since they're all Republicans. All 24 Republicans in the state House also voted against this common sense bill which doesn't cost New Mexico a dime and won't even have any impact on the state of any sort uniess the ACA's federal protections are ever repealed. It's a purely precautionary measure. I never expect Republicans to do the right thing, so this was disappointing but hardly surprising.

The first one, however, did sting: Clemente Sanchez, a Democratic state Senator.

Health Action New Mexico has issued the following press release in response:

NM Senate Corporations Committee votes against people with pre-existing conditions

On Monday, March 11th, on a 3-4 vote, the New Mexico Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee voted down a measure to protect people with pre-existing conditions. The legislation, House Bill 436, is sponsored by Representative Liz Thomson, 40 other House co-sponsors and Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino.

Senator Clemente Sanchez, the Committee Chairman, joined the committee's three Republicans to vote down the measure. The bill would have added pre-existing condition protections to state law. 332,000 New Mexicans under age 65 have at least one pre-existing condition, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people with pre-existing conditions were denied coverage, charged exorbiant rates, and subject to coverage exclusions for their pre-existing conditions. The ACA ended those practices by reforming the insurance industry and ensuring people with pre-existing conditions are protected.

"This vote was unconscionable," said Representative Liz Thomson. "New Mexicans need to know that the state has their back no matter what happens at the federal level or in the courts. I believe that the vast majority of my colleagues agree with me. This is not over."

"As someone continuing to battle cancer, I am shocked that anyone would vote against pre-existing condition protections," said Lan Sena, a New Mexico resident and patient advocate. "It's just not right."

"We are incredibly disappointed in this vote," said Colin Baillio, Director of Policy and Communications at Health Action New Mexico. "New Mexicans shouldn't have to live in constant fear that they are going to be abandoned when they need critical health care. Frankly, New Mexicans deserve better than this."

A recent national poll found that strong, bipartisan majorities support pre-existing condition protections. Nine-in-ten say insurance companies shouldn't be able to deny people coverage or charge sick people more than healthy people. Four-in-ten said they are "very worried" they "will lose their coverage if the Supreme Court overturns these protections." President Trump's Department of Justice singled out pre-existing condition protections, calling them unconstitutional and refusing to defend those protections in court. That lawsuit suceeded in the lower courts and is expected to land in the Supreme Court.

UPDATE: Whoa! Hold the phone...Less than 5 minutes after I posted this, someone called attention to an update from less than an hour ago:

BIG NEWS: After further consideration, @SenCSanchez changed his vote on pre-existing condition protections! Thank you for giving this a closer look, Senator. Thanks to everyone who made their voices heard. The bill will now move to the Senate floor.

— Health Action NM (@HealthActionNM) March 12, 2019

Final vote:
YES: Mary Kay Papen
YES: Michael Padilla
YES: Bill Tallman
YES: Clemente Sanchez
YES: Benny Shendo
NO: Bill Sharer
NO: Gregg Fulfer
NO: Pat Woods

— Health Action NM (@HealthActionNM) March 12, 2019

Wow! I had no idea that they could change their votes on bills the next day! Not sure if this is a New Mexico thing, or a Committee thing (vs. the full Senate) or what, but whatever...this is great news for New Mexico and common sense!

(As for the Republicans, of course, that's a different story...)

          Massachusetts: Highest ACA exchange enrollment AND effectuation in history; cites Individual mandate + navigator/outreach program!      Cache   Translate Page      

This press release is mostly of interest because it came from the Governor's office, not the MA Health Connector itself:

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Health Connector Completes Successful Open Enrollment with Highest-Ever Membership, Covering 282,000 People with Health Insurance

Governor Baker announced today that the Massachusetts Health Connector completed Open Enrollment with the highest membership in the 13-year history of the state’s health insurance exchange, covering 282,000 people with health insurance.

Heh. "13-year history" took a moment to register...but of course Massachusetts has had a health insurance exchange website since 2006, when "RomneyCare" went into effect.

“The Health Connector just completed its most successful Open Enrollment since the start of the Affordable Care Act, signing up more than 65,000 new people with health insurance coverage,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Massachusetts leads the way with the best insured rate in the country, with over 97 percent of our residents covered due in part to the Health Connector’s strong efforts to create a culture of coverage in the Commonwealth.”

“The Health Connector plays an important role in ensuring communities across the Commonwealth have access to affordable, high-quality health care,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Over the last four years, the Connector has worked tirelessly to transform the exchange into a functional and reliable service as is evident by its current milestone enrollment figures.”

The Health Connector held Open Enrollment from Nov. 1-Jan. 23, twice as long as the federal government’s Nov. 1-Dec. 15 open period, to ensure Massachusetts residents had as much time as possible to shop for affordable coverage. Throughout Open Enrollment, Massachusetts residents were encouraged to get covered or stay covered, to provide security for their health and financial well-being, and comply with the state’s individual mandate. Assistance was available through community based health Navigators around the state.

“Massachusetts shines as a model for the rest of the nation when it comes to getting people enrolled in health insurance–and maintaining coverage,” saidHealth and Human Services Secretary and Connector Board Chair Marylou Sudders. “That success is built off outreach and education efforts that effectively and efficiently target the state’s under-insured communities and get more people covered. This year the Connector made inroads in these tough-to-reach uninsured groups.”

As of March 1, 282,114 people were enrolled in health insurance, including 209,973 people in the ConnectorCare program. Through the state’s innovative affordability program, ConnectorCare, state subsidies are made available on top of federal tax credits, resulting in lower premium costs for members – including $0 premiums for the lowest-income enrollees – while also offering zero dollar or low co-pays and no deductibles. Overall, Health Connector membership rose 13 percent, compared to a 4 percent enrollment decrease through the federal platform. In addition, 18,000 individuals receive dental insurance through the Connector.

It's important to distinguish the 282,114 effectuated enrollee figure as of March 1st from the 300,085 people who selected QHPs by the end of the 2019 Open Enrollment Period. That's a net attrition rate of just 6% as of March, which means well over 94% of those who selected policies ended up paying for the first 1, 2 or 3 months (most started in January, some in February or March), which is extremely impressive.

“With stable operations and a clear message to get covered and stay covered, this was our most successful Open Enrollment to date, with high retention rates and strong new enrollment,” said Louis Gutierrez, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Connector. “We are going to keep working to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts is covered.”

Open Enrollment for Individuals

The Health Connector placed extra focus on outreach and public education about affordable coverage options in communities with higher rates of uninsurance and worked to raise public awareness about coverage generally. At the close of Open Enrollment, the Health Connector had enrolled more than 65,000 people who did not have Health Connector coverage at the start of Open Enrollment, about 22 percent more than last year. Nearly half of the new enrollments came from 21 communities targeted as under-insured through a data-driven strategy that included grassroots and creative enrollment and public awareness raising activities.

In a survey of more than 2,000 new members, more members who had been uninsured for significant periods signed up for 2019 coverage. In 2017, 20.2 percent of respondents said they were uninsured for six months or longer, and in 2019, 21.8 percent said they were uninsured at least six months.

This underscores the importance of the ACA navigator program, which offers personalized outreach, education and hand-holding throughout the process of enrolling in both exchange policies as well as Medicaid/CHIP, answering questions about how to use the insurance policy, how deductibles and co-pays work and so forth. The Trump Administration slashed both the marketing and outreach/navigator funding for the federal exchange by 90% and around 85% respectively, but exchanges like Massachusetts went the opposite way, with positive results.

The Health Connector finished Open Enrollment with a retention rate of 89.7 percent, about 2.7 percent higher than last year’s retention rate. Throughout Open Enrollment, the Health Connector engaged in a public social media campaign encouraging residents to #StayCovered, highlighting the continuing requirement that residents have health coverage that meets state standards, even as the federal individual mandate penalties end for 2019.

This proves my point from back in December, when I stressed that reinstating the individual coverage mandate penalty will only be effective if everyone KNOWS that there's a mandate penalty.

With stable premiums for 2019 (building off the Health Connector’s success of having the lowest exchange rates in the country in 2018, according to data from the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services), fewer renewing members switched plans in 2019, resulting in a stable membership experience moving into the new year.

Health Connector for Business

In response to the increasing costs of insurance for small businesses, the Health Connector reshaped its small-business platform last year to offer highly competitive, high quality and low cost health insurance coverage for companies with less than 50 employees. The Health Connector for Business currently helps 1,300 small businesses save money on premiums by offering health plan and coverage options to their employees. Currently nine health plans and more than 50 plan options are available for April coverage. Small businesses can compare premiums and save on average 20 percent than they might otherwise pay.

Additionally, small businesses can earn a rebate through the Connector’s new ConnectWell program,an online-based wellness program. The program offers employers a chance to save money while their employees improve their health and wellness. Employers can save up to 15% on the amount they contribute toward employees’ health insurance premiums if one-third of their employees’ successfully complete one of the program’s qualifying wellness activities. The average ConnectWell rebate for a business is $4,880. Employees enrolled in their group’s health plan will also have the chance to earn a $100 reward when they complete a qualifying wellness activity.

The Health Connector currently serves more than 1,300 business and 300,000 individuals and small-employer members with health and dental insurance. Access to affordable health coverage for individuals and small businesses can be found at the Health Connector’s website,

This last part about the "Health Connector for Business" is interesting. This refers to MA's "SHOP" program which, as I've noted before, has mostly languished nationally. Both California and New York have overhauled their SHOP program over the past few years, with impressive results, so perhaps there's hope for it after all. The PR doesn't break out MA's SHOP enrollment...282,000 indy medical enrollees + 18,000 dental plan enrollees adds up to 300K even. Assuming those 18K with dental coverage are already included with the 282K medical plan population, that means perhaps 18,000 SHOP enrollees as well, or roughly 14 employees/family members per business enrolled.

          New York: NYSoH releases carrier-level 2019 enrollment breakout      Cache   Translate Page      

This just in from New York State of Health...

Press Release: NY State of Health Releases 2019 Enrollment Data by Insurer
Mar 12, 2019

  • New Yorkers Value Choice of Plans
  • 2019 Enrollment is Spread Across NY State of Health’s 12 Qualified Health Plan Insurers and 16 Essential Plan Insurers

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 12, 2019) - NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace today released 2019 health plan enrollment by insurer. Twelve insurers offer Qualified Health Plans (QHP) and sixteen insurers offer the Essential Plan (EP) statewide in 2019. Most consumers have a choice of at least four QHP and EP insurers in every county of the state. 

“We are pleased to once again offer consumers a broad choice of high-quality, affordable health plan options in every county of the state,” said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “And the wide distribution of enrollment across insurers shows us that consumers value this choice.”

Marketplace enrollment is at its highest point ever. More than 1 million (1,062,025) people enrolled in QHPs and EP as of January 31, 2019, an increase of 70,072 from 2018.

2019 Enrollment by Insurer: Qualified Health Plans

The 12 insurers offering individual QHP coverage in 2019 each participate in five to 56 counties.  Fidelis, which offers QHP coverage in 56 counties of the state, has the largest share (39 percent) of total statewide QHP enrollment followed by Healthfirst (15 percent), which offers coverage in seven counties including New York City; MVP (seven percent), which offers coverage in 48 counties; and Empire BCBS (seven percent), which participates in 17 counties.  The balance of statewide enrollment was spread across the remaining insurers, as shown in the table below.  

Note:  In this table, insurers are shown by their d/b/a (doing business as) and sum to more than 12.

Marketplace insurers each have different service areas comprising specific counties. Comparing enrollment by insurers’ respective service areas shows significant distribution of enrollment across plans. No one insurer has more than half of the enrollment in their service area and similar to 2018, most insurers have between five and 25 percent of the enrollment in their respective service areas.  Fidelis enrolled 40 percent of QHP consumers in its service area, followed by Excellus with 36 percent, HealthFirst with 25 percent, BCBS of Western NY with 23 percent, Independent Health with 22 percent, and MVP with 21 percent of enrollment in their respective service areas.  The remaining insurers each had less than 20 percent of enrollment in their respective service areas, as detailed below. 

2019 QHP Individual Market Share by Insurer

Note:  In this table, insurers are shown by their d/b/a, or “doing business as,” since they may differ depending on geographic region of the State, and sum to more than 12.

The Essential Plan

Sixteen insurers offered the Essential Plan (EP) in 2019 – the same 15 insurers that offered EP in 2018 with one addition, Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) which offers EP in the Capital District. Statewide, 22 percent of EP enrollment was with Fidelis Care, 21 percent with Healthfirst, 15 percent with United Healthcare, 10 percent with MetroPlus, and the remaining 32 percent was spread across the remaining insurers.  

2019 Essential Plan Enrollment by Insurer

Note:  In this table, insurers are shown by their d/b/a (doing business as) since they may differ depending on geographic region of the State, and sum to more than 16.

Comparing EP enrollment by insurers’ respective service areas likewise shows significant distribution of enrollment across plans. Excellus, which provides Essential Plan coverage in a 31-county service area serving the Southern Tier, Central New York, and the North Country, is the only insurer with more than 50 percent of EP enrollees in its respective service area. Four insurers – HealthFirst, Fidelis, Independent Health, and MVP – each have between 22 and 26 percent of enrollment in their respective service areas.  All other insurers have between four and 16 percent of EP enrollment in their respective service areas. 

2019 Essential Plan Market Share by Insurer

Note:  In this table, insurers are shown by their d/b/a (doing business as) since they may differ depending on geographic region of the State, and sum to more than 16

Additional demographic and health plan specific information for the 2019 Open Enrollment Period will be available in the coming weeks.

          Looks Like DirectX 12 Runs On Windows 7 After All      Cache   Translate Page      
Remember how Microsoft told everyone how DirectX 12 wouldn't be coming to Windows 7, and that one of the main benefits of upgrading to Windows 10 was access to the faster, more powerful low-level DirectX 12? Well, that used to be the case. But then someone at Microsoft changed their mind, and found a way to get DX12 going in Windows 7 after all. More »

          The Next Apex Legends Hero Appears, Very Briefly      Cache   Translate Page      
If there's one thing Apex Legends and Pokemon have in common, it's the fact that nothing is safe from dataminers. And while Respawn was busy trying to downplay any of their findings, the Origin store went and accidentally proved the dataminers right - for at least one hero. More »

          Halo: The Master Chief Collection And Halo: Reach Comes To PC, Steam      Cache   Translate Page      
After many, many requests, Microsoft has finally fulfilled one of the longest running requests from Halo fans: to properly bring Master Chief to PC. But it's not just coming to the Microsoft Store - Halo is coming to Steam, as well. More »

          Here's The Trailer For The Next Doom Movie      Cache   Translate Page      
I don't know who was asking for another DOOM movie, but hey! Here you go. More »

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By default, Resident Evil 2's Mr. X is supposed to be frightening, stressful and a sign that it's time to run. But in the world of Resident Evil 2 mods, Mr X. is an opportunity. More »

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Part of the problem with bringing the World of Warcraft vanilla experience back isn't just recreating what the game looked like in 2004*. Blizzard also has to recreate the cadence of post-launch content, which means not throwing gear into the wild that will completely unbalance the whole world. So, earlier this morning, it wasn't a surprise to hear that some of the most iconic raids - Dire Maul, Blackwing Lair and Naxxramas - won't be included at launch. More »

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Dr. Sandi Hutchison has gone to the MEAC and CIAA Tournaments dating back to the 1970's.

          Netflix Announces Dragon's Dogma Anime      Cache   Translate Page      
Originally released on the PS3 and 360 back in 2012, Dragon's Dogma has a had a little bit of a resurgence thanks to a solid current-gen remaster, and the upcoming Switch release later this year. But that's not the only new slice of life the game is getting: it's also being turned into an anime, courtesy of Netflix. More »

          Chris Scott set to lead Tiger Nation      Cache   Translate Page      
Scott takes over as head football coach for Oscar Smith.

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Nobody actually got the game yesterday, but grunt deserves a shoutout for pointing out exactly why it wasn't Minesweeper. Nice spot. Now, let's see how you do with a second hint. More »

          Sources: Landon Collins to sign with Redskins      Cache   Translate Page      
The reports say the Redskins will dish out $84 million over 6 years for the Giants Pro Bowl safety.

          What Ways Have You Ruined A Piece Of Tech?      Cache   Translate Page      
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          I'm Still Waiting To Be Convinced By Days Gone      Cache   Translate Page      
Whether you're a freelancer or a full-time writer, the machinations of preview events teach you an important lesson: beware of what you haven't seen. But preview roadshows are also a handy lesson in understanding how developers and publishers see their own games - and, more importantly, what parts they think will appeal to the public the most. With Days Gone, I'm still waiting for that appeal to emerge. More »

          An Hour From The Division 2      Cache   Translate Page      
For most people, The Division 2 launches on Friday. But if you're crazy enough to spend close to $140, and you can download around 90GB fairly quickly, The Division 2 is playable now. To get an idea of what to expect, here's an hour from the early game. More »

          FOTO. Câine împușcat la Carei, chiar în curtea stăpânilor      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Pas paraqitjes fantastike të Ronaldos, reagon edhe Edi Rama (FOTO)      Cache   Translate Page      

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          This Handy Little Trick Lets You Take Photos on Your iPhone Even When Your Storage Is Full      Cache   Translate Page      

Raise your hand if this has happened to you at least once: you're at an exciting event or spending time with friends, you go to snap a quick photo, and you're greeted with one of the most annoying iPhone prompts ever - "iPhone Storage Full." You frantically go through your camera roll and delete old selfies and the thousands of candid photos you have of your sleeping pet to make some extra room. But it's too late - by the time you're able to take a photo, the moment has already passed.

Well, what if there was a trick to taking more photos on your iPhone even when it tells you its storage is full? As it turns out, there is an easy way to remedy this (if you don't have extra time to delete old content, that is). All you have to do is open up one of your social media apps - could be Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, click on the camera icon, and take a photo. The image will then be automatically saved to your camera roll - pretty great, right?

Of course, if you want to avoid getting the "iPhone Storage Full" message repeatedly, you're going to have to manage your iPhone storage so that it can free up more space, which isn't as complicated as it sounds.

          St. Martin Catholic School Job Postings - Superior North Catholic District School Board - Terrace Bay, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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