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Glacier Ridge Christian School

Glacier Ridge Christian School is a private Christian school in Johnstown, Ohio. It was founded in the fall of 1999 by Gary and Tammy Smith.

The school started with just 13 students in grades 5-8. By the end of the first year, the school had grown to 65 students in those same grades. As the school has continued to grow, so has the number of teachers.

By the year 2009, Glacier Ridge had expanded to offer a preschool through 12th grade education, and the school had grown to almost 200 students. In the fall of 2013, the enrollment was over 300 students.

The school started with the first graduating class of 2002. They are now on their 11th graduating class, and the school's graduates continue to receive acceptance to universities across the United States. The school offers several Advanced Placement classes.

Glacier Ridge has had its students participate in various competitions and competitions. Most notable are the sports teams, especially their basketball teams, which have qualified for state competition multiple times. The school has also had various music groups participate in state and regional competitions, and in the 2010-2011 school year, the school sent students to participate in an International Children's Games competition in Romania.

In the 2010-2011 school year, a group of the school's teachers were sent to Haiti to help establish a new orphanage, "Eli's Children's House", which was dedicated to Eli Pierre, who had died in a motorcycle accident. They were instrumental in bringing the orphanage into the community by helping establish new programs for the children, including English as a Second Language, Computer Lab, and Physical Education classes. The teachers assisted in the education of the orphans as well as working with the staff on the property.

The school has also taken various trips over the years, including trips to Virginia and New York City. The school also hosted an educational trip to Washington D.C. for one of their graduating classes.

The school has participated in various community events and service projects. One of the most notable is their annual "Twilight Prom" that is held each spring. Each year, the school hosts a prom for local high school students who have special needs. The students' dates are typically their own siblings.

On March 21, 2011, a fire destroyed the school's auditorium, causing over $1 million in damages. After the school received an outpouring of support, the school was able to begin construction on a new auditorium in time for the next school year.

In 2015, Glacier Ridge Christian School became part of the Christian School Association of Northeast Ohio.

The School is affiliated with the Association of Christian Schools International, the Ohio Christian Education Association, and the Christian School Association of Northeast Ohio.


2003 NCAA Division I-AA football season

The 2003 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began on September 6, 2003, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 21, 2003, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Furman Paladins by a final score of 27−10.

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Adiadochokinesia, or more fully dysdiadochokinesia, is a neurologic symptom, described as the inability to perform rapid alternating movements, as seen in ataxia.

Examples of this are

A classic test is "the finger to nose test". The examiner repeatedly taps the patient's finger with the examiner's finger and asks the patient to reciprocate in the same rhythm.

This should be distinguished from dysdiadochokinesia, a progressive condition involving more or less the same symptoms.


Akyem Kotoku

Akyem Kotoku is one of the five traditional districts of the Ashanti Empire. The people are collectively known as Akyem Kotokus.

Akyem Kotoku lies in the Eastern region of Ashanti and is bounded by the East Mamprusi to the East, Nkwantanan to the North, Ashanti to the West and Ahanta West to the South. It is part of Ashanti Region. The area is mainly mountainous with some rich valleys and hills. Akyem Kotoku is known as the "Area of Plenty".

The people are mainly farmers and fishermen. Its capital is Akyem Kotoku. It has two paramountcies, Buokrom and Kumasi. Buokrom, the newest paramountcy, was established in 1975. The Akyem Kotoku Traditional Council has nine chiefs.

The major towns are Abokobi, Domenase, Akropong, and Nsuaem. Other settlements include Aduanful, Boankraful, Denkyemerem, Anhwiaso, Gyankroma, Kwabenya, Nananom, Obofram, Okwensu, Ofoase, Nkoranza, Nsutam, Aduaso, Adom, Ofram, Odomankoma, Asafo, Anyigbe, Obofram, Kwabenya, Denkyemerem, Odumase, Nsutam, Aduaso, Nsuaem, Nsuaso, Tafo-Nsuaem, Manhyia, Boaso, Adom, Ofram, Anhwiaso, Adoase, Anyigbe, Boankraful, Okwensu, Ofoase, Nkoranza, Akropong, Gyankroma, Domenase, Egyir, Afram, Denkyerem, Nananom, Akuapem South, Asafo, Aboadze and Koma.

The Akyem Kotoku Traditional Council has nine paramountcies.

The Akyem Kotoku people have two coats of arms, one to use at home and the other for international use.

The arms used at home is a gold shield with a black anchor in the center. On the shield is a white dove with a golden olive branch in its beak. The dove is supported by two black wild dogs facing each other.

The shield is surmounted by a gold mural crown with five points and black stripes.

The shield is supported by two black lions standing on a white scroll. The scroll bears the motto: "MUSTER FAITHFULNESS" (Cape Coast Latin: "Fidelitas Summa Est").

The arms used outside the country is a gold shield with a black ram's head in the center. On the shield is a green laurel wreath.

The shield is surmounted by a gold mural crown with five points and black stripes.

The shield is supported by two black and white wild dogs standing on a white scroll. The scroll bears the motto: "MUSTER FAITHFULNESS" (Cape Coast Latin: "Fidelitas Summa Est").

The two dogs represent vigilance. The two lions in the home arms represent fortitude and strength.


Aulus Atilius Calatinus

Aulus Atilius Calatinus was consul of the Roman Republic in 221 BC with Gaius Claudius Nero. The primary action of the consulship was the siege and capture of the Volscian city of Suessa Pometia.

In the same year he was sent to Tarentum with a fleet of 10,000 infantry and 800 cavalry to aid the Tarentines in the Second War with the Bruttians. Calatinus was captured in a naval action off the coast near Tarentum, and the Bruttian admiral Lucerius was rewarded with his command for this victory. The Roman troops under his command, however, escaped to Thurii.

The earlier Aulus Atilius Calatinus was elected consul in 222 BC, and killed in a battle with the Samnites.


Frederic Myers

Frederic William Henry Myers (15 January 1843 – 18 January 1901) was a classical scholar, poet, playwright, novelist, and the founder of the Society for Psychical Research, which he led until his death.

Frederic Myers was born at Kew, Surrey, the eldest son of Frederic Myers, a surgeon. He was educated at King's College School, and at St Paul's School in London. After a year at Trinity College, Cambridge (1861–2), he was a schoolmaster at Rugby from 1862 to 1871. In 1872 he became classical lecturer at University College, London. He became a member of the Council of the College (now part of UCL), and was appointed professor of Latin there in 1880. In 1876 Myers joined the Metaphysical Society, along with Alfred Tennyson, J. M. Barrie and others. His friendship with Barrie lasted for the remainder of his life, and Myers even accompanied Barrie and his wife on their honeymoon. Myers and Tennyson became close friends and met frequently in later years, as seen in their correspondence.

Myers wrote prose and verse for periodicals, including a parody of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and some detective stories, and contributed to books of poetry and belles lettres, such as "Whistler and His Art" and the "Yellow Book". His poetry was praised by Henry James, who


His father was a professor and his mother was an economist. While growing up, he was exposed to the inspiring stories of his parents and their family members in China.

Koh attended the University of Michigan where he received a bachelor of arts degree in economics, then went to the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in economics.

He returned to Singapore in 1998 and joined the Singapore Civil Service.

As Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Finance (2001-2007), he was involved in the design and implementation of the Singapore Savings Bond and the Central Provident Fund (CPF) investments.

In 2008, Koh was appointed as the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he oversees the development and implementation of macroeconomic policies for Singapore.

He is also the Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) which is responsible for the management of Singapore’s foreign reserves and investment portfolio.


Little Tikes LTX Battery Operated Tricycle

He’s been dreaming about his first bike for a while, and now he can hop on and ride around with friends and siblings alike on this bright red Little Tikes LTX Battery Operated Tricycle. It features an adjustable seat, a footrest and a chain guard so he’ll stay safe while riding. Battery-operated, it requires 2 AA batteries (not included). This is a toy for children 3 years and older.


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I have not been to China, though I have been to Japan and love it.

I have friends in China who have also been to Japan, and they both love it, and neither of them think of it as a "poor" country. In fact, a lot of people who have been there say that China is much nicer.

China is not a poor country. They have tons of money and resources. Their problem is that they do not spend enough on infrastructure and don't value education as highly as they could. So their people do not make as much money as they could. And they don't have nice things. It is much nicer than India, but not as good as Japan. I would like to visit it, because I do not think I would be disappointed, but I don't expect it to be better than Japan.

They have a different mindset than us, and do things differently. Their government is not a democracy. It is a communist government. I think that is not a bad thing, and has it's benefits. They have much fewer guns and gun crime than we do. They are, for the most part, more honest than we are. Their infrastructure, while not as nice as ours, is very good. They spend more on infrastructure than we do. They have much more public transportation, and better public transportation. They are working on their environmental problems, and they have made more progress than we have. They have fewer social problems, and less crime than we do. They have a very good education system, especially compared to India.

They spend more money on schools and education, and invest more in their future, than we do.

China is a country that is far more well developed than many people in the US would think.

The fact that they have fewer guns, and better education and fewer social problems is probably why they have fewer school shootings than we do. I think we have way too many guns in this country, and that is a big part of the problem.

Just my thoughts.


"Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?' declares the Sovereign Lord."

Ezekiel 33:11-11

God wants every sinner to be saved. He does not want people to perish but be saved. God hates sin, and sin destroys a person. But He loves people. He created them to have fellowship with Him and one day live in His Kingdom, and He does not want that for one person to be lost.

God's command to Ezekiel was that He was telling him to go and tell the people of Israel that they need to turn to God, because they were going to die if they did not. We know that Ezekiel told them the same thing, because God's word is truth. God's Word does not fail.

What God is saying is that people are going to die if they do not turn to Him. People who reject God will die. The Bible says in Romans 1:32, "Though they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." God says that those people who do these things deserve death, and yet people continue to do them and approve of them.

God will not tolerate the sinful acts of humanity, but He wants every person to be saved. There is only one way to be saved. The Bible says in John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”

No one can be saved except through Jesus Christ, but when people put Jesus as their savior, they are saved. It's that simple.

There are many people who call themselves Christians who say that God wants everyone to be saved, and they quote Ezekiel 33:11 and John 3:16, but they don't realize that God's word is truth. God says in Revelation 21:8, "But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."

There is only one way to be saved, and it is not through anyone or anything but Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to heaven. God says that all the people who are going to perish are going to go to a place called the second death. That's hell.

When people quote Ezekiel 33:11 and John 3:16, they don't realize that God's word is truth. They don't realize that when they say that God wants everyone to be saved, they are not telling the truth. When they say that God wants everyone to be saved, they are putting God in a box, because God's word is truth. God says that those who do not accept Jesus as their Savior are going to perish. God's word is truth, and people who do not put their faith in Jesus Christ are going to die.

The Bible says in John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”

Jesus is the only way to the Father, and no one can be saved except through Him. He died on the cross for our sins, and He rose from the dead on the third day, and He sits at the right hand of God, interceding for us. It's that simple.

Let's take a look at Ezekiel 33:11-11, and read it carefully.

"Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?' declares the Sovereign Lord."

God says that He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. God does not like it when people die. But God hates sin, and sin leads to death. If people want to live, they must turn from their sins and put their faith in Jesus Christ.

If people don't put their faith in Jesus Christ, they are going to perish. God doesn't want that. He doesn't want people to perish, but to live.

God wants people to put their faith in Jesus Christ. If people put their faith in Jesus Christ, they are saved. If they don't put their faith in Jesus Christ, they are going to perish. That's the truth. That's the message of Ezekiel 33:11-11.

People are going to die if they don't put their faith in Jesus Christ. People will perish. People will be lost. People will be doomed. People will go to hell.

Let's read Ezekiel 33:11-12.

"For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone," declares the Sovereign Lord. "Repent and live!"

God takes no pleasure in the death of anyone. God does not want anyone to perish. He doesn't want anyone to die. He wants people to repent and live. God is saying that He is not going to stand back and watch as people perish. He's going to do something about it.

God says in Ezekiel 33:13-16, "Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel? I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Do you think I take pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? Don't presume that you can say to yourselves


Image caption Bailiffs removed protesters from Grangemouth plant in October 2013

Five people have been charged in connection with an anti-fracking protest at an oil refinery in Grangemouth.

The protesters climbed on to the chimney at Ineos petrochemicals plant on 9 October.

Police Scotland said two men, aged 21 and 24, had been charged in connection with the protest and would appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Monday.

Three women, aged 40, 44 and 48, were charged with breach of the peace and will also appear at court.

The 40-year-old was also charged with breach of the peace.

The other three were arrested in connection with a protest outside a hotel in Glasgow on 10 October.


Working with an example - rotating through an array

For a number of years, I've been fascinated by the idea of writing code that can rotate through an array. Let's say I have the following array of numbers:

var myNumbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ];

The following snippet of code would display the same numbers in reverse order:

for ( var i = myNumbers.length - 1; i >= 0; i-- ) { console.log( myNumbers[i] ); }

What's going on here?

We know that the index of an array can be used as a "pointer" to the location in memory that contains a particular item in an array. If the array myNumbers has five items, then myNumbers[0] , myNumbers[1] , myNumbers[2] , myNumbers[3] and myNumbers[4] will point to the values 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 5 respectively.

In the previous example, the code starts with the length of the array (5) and subtracts one from it. As we know that index 0 in an array contains the first item in the array, the previous code will execute the following steps:

Take the length of the array (5) Subtract 1 (so we now have 4) Start at the index that contains the first item in the array (myNumbers[4] = 3) and run down the array until we reach the last item in the array (myNumbers[3] = 5)

So the above code will end up displaying the items in the array in reverse order, starting at index 4 and working backwards to index 0.

At this point, we have a good idea of how we can access the values in an array in a specific order, but how do we go the other way?

It would be great if we could simply use the same code as above, but add a "--" operator before the last number. That way, we could add a simple parameter to the code to control the range of numbers it will use.

Unfortunately, we can't do that. While JavaScript will happily work with -- , it will also happily take -- in code and convert it to -1 , or the last number in an array. That's not going to do us any good, as we want the code to be flexible enough that we can work with a number that we specify as the range of numbers.

So let's look at a simple function that can give us the results we need.

function rotate(numbers, direction, number) { numbers.reverse(); numbers.push(number); numbers.unshift(number); };

The rotate function above has three parameters, and will rotate the values in the numbers array.

numbers is the array we want to use.

direction is the parameter that allows us to choose whether we want the values to be rotated in the direction we specify. In this case, we've chosen direction to be either "right" or "left"

number is the number we're using as the upper bound of the range that we want to use.

Let's take a look at a simple example:

var numbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]; rotate( numbers, "right" ); console.log( numbers ); //output: [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

As we can see, the numbers array is simply rotated right by the number we specified. That's fine, but let's add in some code that we can use to control which numbers are displayed:

var numbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]; rotate( numbers, "right", 1 ); console.log( numbers ); //output: [ 1, 4, 3, 5, 2 ]

We can see that we've rotated the numbers so that the first number in the array is now number 1 , and the next number in the array is 4 .

We've also specified that we want to rotate in a right-handed manner, by passing "right" as the second parameter. This means that we have access to the following rotation values:

rotate( numbers, "left" ); rotate( numbers, "right" ); rotate( numbers, "right" ); rotate( numbers, "right" ); rotate( numbers, "left" );

If we try to access the rotate function with "left" as the parameter, we'll see the following output:

var numbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]; rotate( numbers, "left" ); console.log( numbers ); //output: [ 4, 3, 5, 2, 1 ]

Not quite what we wanted, right?

What we want is to be able to take an array, specify the number of numbers we want to display, and be able to choose the direction of rotation.

We also want to ensure that the values we are displaying are always within the array's bounds, and we're using them correctly.

The good news is that it's not too difficult to do this. We simply need to know what we want the code to look like, and write the code to do what we want it to do.

Let's take a look at some simple code to display the numbers in an array in a given direction:

function rotateArray( numbers, direction, startAt ) { numbers.reverse(); numbers.push( startAt ); numbers.unshift( startAt ); };

rotateArray function

This is the code we'll use to display the numbers in the numbers array in the direction we specify. We'll start with a simple parameter:

startAt is the number we're displaying. It can either be the first number in the array, or any number within the array.

Let's take a look at the code again:

function rotateArray( numbers, direction, startAt ) { numbers.reverse(); numbers.push( startAt ); numbers.unshift( startAt ); };

Using this simple function, we can take any number of numbers, and display them in the direction we want. Let's look at a quick example:

var numbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]; rotateArray( numbers, "left", 3 ); console.log( numbers ); //output: [ 4, 3, 5, 2, 1 ]

This time, we've used "left" as the direction, and we've also used the parameter "3" as the startAt value. The result is that we now have the numbers displayed in the array starting at the number 3 .

If we use a number that isn't within the bounds of the array, we'll get the following result:

var numbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]; rotateArray( numbers, "right", 3 ); console.log( numbers ); //output: [ 5, 2, 4, 1, 3 ]

As you can see, the direction we've specified is "right", and the value we've specified for startAt is 3 . Unfortunately, this value isn't within the bounds of the array, so the values in the array have been displayed starting from the last number in the array.

Let's take a look at how we can use this code to work with a number that's outside the bounds of the array:

var numbers = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]; rotateArray( numbers, "right", 6 ); console.log( numbers ); //output: [ 5, 2, 4, 1, 3 ]

This time, we've specified "right" as the direction, and a value of 6 as the startAt parameter. The result is that we now have the values displayed in the array starting at the number 6 .

This time, the result we want is displayed in the array, but there's a problem. We don't want the number 6 to be the start of the array. Instead, we want it to be the last number in the array.

The good news is that we can easily handle this by modifying the code slightly:

function rotateArray( numbers, direction, startAt ) { numbers.reverse(); numbers.push( startAt ); numbers.unshift( startAt ); };

Using the simple rotation code above, we can now take any array, specify the number we want to display, and choose the direction we want to use. This means we can write some simple code that can work with any number, regardless of its position in the array.

The next step is to write some code that can ensure the number we specify as the startAt is in the range that we expect.

Let's take a look at how we can do that:

function rotateArray( numbers, direction, startAt ) { if( startAt >= numbers.length ) { throw new RangeError("Start at is outside of the



1. The Meaning of Love

2. Our Attitude Toward Others

3. The Two Great Commandments

4. Developing Love

5. How to Help Others

6. The Golden Rule

7. The Commandments in the New Testament

8. Tolerance


The Meaning of Love

Before we can love others, we must know the meaning of love. It is important to love God and obey Him and to have a right relationship with Him. But to have a right relationship with Him we must love Him. That means that we must have a good relationship with all His laws.

Of course we can't keep all the commandments all the time. Yet we must have a good relationship with them. Otherwise we will not know what God is like.

Love is based on God's law.

Romans 13:10. The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 5:14. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Love is based on God's law. We should study God's commandments and know the laws He has given us. Then we will know how to have a good relationship with Him.

One reason we are to love God and obey Him is that it is important to have a good relationship with God. We need to know how much God loves us. Without knowing this we cannot have a right relationship with God. We need to have a good relationship with Him so we can be happy and serve Him better.

Let us understand what love is.

1 John 4:8,9. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

In these verses John explained that love is the opposite of lawlessness. Love is the opposite of murder, hatred, malice, evil, adultery, stealing, lying, and a lot of other bad things.

Romans 13:8-10. Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

We learn from this that the opposite of love is lawlessness. The opposite of love is murder, hatred, envy, malice, evil, and all the other things mentioned in these verses.

Verse 10 says, "Love does no harm to a neighbor." In other words, love is a good thing. It is a good thing to have a good relationship with God.

Romans 13:8 says, "Love does no harm to a neighbor." Love helps and blesses others.

Love is a good thing. The reason love is a good thing is because God is love.

1 John 4:16. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

God is love.

1 John 4:7-11. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

Verse 8 says, "God is love." God's name is Love.

God's name is Love.

John 4:8. … the well was deep; and I said, "How shall I get down?"

And he said, "Come, and I will show you."

9. And he said, "Draw you [a] little water out of the well, and … drink."

10. And I said, "Sir, give me [a] little to drink."

11. And he said, "Drink, my [b] son, and … your eyes shall be opened."

12. And I drank, and it was as if I had had new vision given to me; for I could see [c] through those walls of water.

13. And he said to me, "Go [a] down, for the water is [b] yet a little way below the earth. …

15. … This water is [c] that which I said … will make you come up hither."

16. And as he spoke, I drank; and I was [d] inebriated, and my eyes were opened; and I was able to see. …

19. … "Come," he said, "follow me … and I will give you … rest."

God is the God of rest.

1 Thessalonians 4:9. … God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.

God is our salvation. God is our rest. God is our peace.

God is our rest.

1 Peter 2:6. … you may be … a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

God is our first fruits.

2 Timothy 2:13. If we are faithless, he remains faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

God is faithful.

God is the God of rest.

God is our salvation.

God is our peace.

God is our rest.

Hebrews 4:10-13. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest …

12. … For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13. … neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

God sees everything.

God sees everything.

1 John 4:8,9. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

God is love.

1 John 3:16,18. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

19. But whoso has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

God is love.

God is our rest.

God is our salvation.

God is our peace.

God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

God is love.

God is our rest.

God is our salvation.

God is our peace.

God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The Bible says that God is love.

We can study love.

1 John 4:7-11. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

Verse 11 says, "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us." The opposite of love is lawlessness. But the opposite of love is not lawlessness. The opposite of love is law.

Loving God and obeying Him is loving Him.

The Bible says that God is love.

Loving God and obeying Him is loving Him.

Loving God and obeying Him is loving God.

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ResearchKit was launched in March as a way for Apple’s developers to easily tap into medical data from the iPhone to help researchers track and collect information about a variety of health conditions. Since its debut, there have been nearly 2,000 registered medical researchers, while more than 40 institutions have launched clinical studies through the app platform.

But there are several hurdles for Apple and its partners. On Wednesday, Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, will join at a panel discussion at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to examine what works and what’s missing in the fast-evolving field of mobile health.

The session, titled “What Are the Future Directions for ResearchKit?” comes after a first wave of successful projects on ResearchKit, including apps that help people manage diabetes, heart disease and asthma.

There are also some examples of the problems Apple is facing as it tries to get more partners to adopt the tool. Earlier this month, a major player in the diabetes community said it would not be taking part in the app’s data collection. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation said in a statement that its members were not interested in the iPhone platform and “would prefer to conduct research studies using our own patient data that is gathered on an Android platform.”

That’s likely an expensive prospect for the organization, given the popularity of iPhones in the United States. As of last year, Android devices accounted for just over half of all U.S. smartphone subscribers, while iOS devices made up around 41 percent. That’s according to the Pew Research Center, which estimated last year that there were 121 million iPhone users in the United States.

The success of Apple’s platform will hinge in part on how it handles data privacy and security concerns. Apple had to clear some hurdles in the early days of ResearchKit because many people were concerned about privacy when they heard it would rely on data from Apple’s servers. Apple has since taken several steps to make it clear that the data is anonymous and that people can opt out of data collection.

The app program could also be a major part of the iPhone’s future if it takes off. It could help it better compete against the likes of Google, which is also hoping to get in on the health data space with a new Android product called Android Wear.

The first public version of ResearchKit will be unveiled on Wednesday, the panel will also include representatives from Mount Sinai and Pfizer.

That event will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT in New York City, and it will be livestreamed on Fortune’s website.


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I don't think it is your attitude. I think it is just the way you are.

It isn't a criticism, just a statement of fact. It's like saying I don't think you are stupid.

Just that you are naive, sweet, guileless, open. You have so much going for you, you don't have to be cynical.

But it isn't fair to the rest of us, not fair to expect us to feel your innocence and not to respond to it.

You need to toughen up, otherwise you will just be hurt. But don't ever be cynical.


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As the Queen's cousin, Lady Amelia Windsor is more used to socialising with the royal family than you or I.

But even for her, it seems the sight of seeing Kate Middleton and Prince William in attendance at Pippa Middleton's wedding - as well as the newlyweds' own big day - was enough to make her feel "uncomfortable".

Speaking at the wedding of one of her friend's brothers in Kent, the 28-year-old spoke about how it made her feel to have them there, reports the Daily Mail .

She said: "Well I think it is a beautiful wedding, obviously, because it's Pippa and James.

"I've never been to a wedding before, so I don't know really what it should be like. But I do find it quite uncomfortable seeing them."

The Royal family came together to celebrate the wedding of Kate's sister to hedge fund manager James Matthews in the Berkshire village of Englefield.

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And while Pippa and James' wedding was a private affair with just 200 guests, they were still surrounded by some royals as well as other notable names.

Lady Amelia's father is the Queen's first cousin, so it was no surprise to see the Queen herself attend the wedding, alongside Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.

The Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were also there, as well as Kate's sister, Pippa's brother James Middleton, David and Victoria Beckham and Sir Elton John.

Lady Amelia revealed that she even had a few words with Harry and Meghan, with the former asking her how she felt about her cousin's big day.

She said: "I had a little conversation with Harry and Meghan, and they said how lovely the wedding was. I said 'yes, but I don't feel very comfortable seeing you all here' and Harry said, 'Oh well, you're used to it'.

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"I said, 'Yes, but it is still very strange to see you here'. I suppose you can't blame me, I am a bit naive. But the whole thing was really lovely."

She added: "I mean, James is my cousin, I grew up with him and I love him dearly, so it was really lovely to see him. It was a lovely wedding, they are such a lovely couple. I am so pleased they are so happy."

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And as for what she thought of her father's outfit - which caused much comment among fans - she admitted she wasn't sure.

She said: "Well, he always wears an odd choice of clothes, but that is what he likes. It wasn't bad, I mean he didn't look like a big prawn."

She added: "It was lovely to see him happy."


Dewalt DW3200 review, there are few tools that are as versatile as this one. You may have a thousand bucks of cordless tools, but there’s nothing that will do as much as this one will do. As you might have noticed, the construction of this unit is incredibly sturdy, so that you don’t have to worry about it breaking when you use it. Also, it is a bit heavy, and it will take a while to get used to using it, especially if you have not used any other heavy drills.


We also tested the power of this Dewalt DW3200 and we must say that it is very impressive. It delivers 3,300 RPM, which is more than enough to bore holes and drill in all kinds of materials. It can easily penetrate into wood, brick, or concrete and it can bore holes up to two inches. The trigger lock mechanism also works well, which makes this drill safer to use.

Cordless or corded?

It is important to remember that this drill can work either as a corded or a cordless unit, and this is very important for you to know. This Dewalt DW3200 uses the 20 volt lithium-ion batteries and they can last longer than you might expect. They are also very light and durable, so you will be able to use them for a long time. There are four batteries included in the kit, and they can last for a long time. You can also get a second battery if you want to have more freedom, and this will make the drill work for a much longer time.

Extra Features

You may also like the extra features included in this Dewalt DW3200. There is the light that will make the job easier, and there are also other important features, like the variable speed. This is also a very durable drill, so it will last for a very long time. Also, the build quality is fantastic, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking easily.


If you have a lot of different drilling needs, this is the drill for you. This drill is perfect for the casual user, but it can also be used by professionals. It is also very durable, so you can use it for a very long time, and you will get the most for your money. You should also remember that this drill is very powerful, and it can work for a long time, without breaking down.

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As I’m sure you’re well aware by now, it’s officially National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. With that in mind, this week’s Food Week: Hors D’Oeuvre features a variety of hors d’oeuvres you can make in your own home. After all, a good grilled cheese is just like a fine wine: it gets better with age.

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Jack and Justin are two of the hottest and most popular guys on the block. They make the perfect couple and know exactly what each other likes. But when they meet Tyler, things get complicated. This sizzling trio enjoys their time together and both Tyler and Jack crave more. But Justin is not so easily convinced. How will this all work out?

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Recording artist Demi Lovato performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Park Theater at Park MGM on January 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV) (Photo: Kevin Winter, 2017 Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - Former Disney star Demi Lovato will release a new single from her sixth studio album on June 15th.

That's according to a video of Lovato, 26, posted on the YouTube channel of Las Vegas radio station KVEG.

The new album is the follow-up to 2015's "Confident," which features the top 10 hits "Cool for the Summer" and "Confident."

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The pop singer also revealed she is launching a partnership with American Airlines to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and she plans to go on a national tour with DJ Khaled.

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RACISM IN BRITAIN HAS BECOME SO entrenched that it is becoming a bigger problem than it was at the time of the Birmingham pub bombings, when the threat of violent nationalism in the late 1970s prompted the first official inquiry into racial attacks, according to a report published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

The report, We’re still struggling: the legacy of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, says that despite years of measures to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in public life and protect them from discrimination, they are still “on the receiving end of racism”, with black people twice as likely to suffer police stop and search tactics as whites.

Figures from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) show that more than 40 per cent of cases involving charges of racially aggravated harassment are dropped, with charges reduced to more minor ones, or not pursued. The EHRC report cites figures showing that more than half of black and Asian people report experiencing discrimination when looking for a job.

In October, the Telegraph reported how


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The world of professional wrestling is always changing, but the superstars themselves can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes, the changes within the industry are so drastic that a superstar's popularity can get left in the past. WWE's superstars who were the best during their career, but are rarely talked about anymore.

WWE is still the leader of the wrestling world. The company is no stranger to using the Attitude Era as a way to sell itself. They have had so many superstars through the years that they should make up their own Hall of Fame. Some of those superstars are the ones who are mentioned the most.

The casual fan knows about Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, and The Rock. That is what makes this so fun. Everyone wants to see these greats become legends of the industry, but it is also nice to remember the stars who used to be a big deal. Whether they were a big deal in WWE or not, they are still worth remembering.

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10 Sin Cara

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Sin Cara has become a joke of a superstar. It has been a series of unfortunate events that have taken him from being a major star to a sideshow that should be in the pre-show, not a main event. When Sin Cara debuted, he was seen as a major star that was going to be used a lot. It took some time, but it finally happened.

The problem was that he never delivered.

He was so unimpressive that he was booted from WWE in 2016. He is making an appearance at WrestleMania 33. For his sake, it would be best if he kept quiet and didn't interact with the crowd.

9 Kelly Kelly

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Kelly Kelly was a fan favorite during her time in WWE. She made her debut as a popular model who was wrestling on ECW. From there, she rose to the top as a valuable part of the roster. Kelly became a popular figure who had her own dedicated fans. She had the right amount of talent to be a decent worker, but it was her good looks that gave her the extra push.

After leaving WWE in 2012, Kelly kept wrestling. She is back on the roster with TNA, but she has not appeared on a television episode of Impact Wrestling since December of 2015.

8 Alberto Del Rio

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It is a sad truth that Alberto Del Rio has fallen from his former position in the industry. He was a very big part of WWE. He was not only the United States Champion, but also a World Champion. Alberto had a unique presence as a superstar that could do things no one else could do. He also had the microphone skills to back up his moves.

His tenure in WWE was marred with incidents that made it clear he was not going to be there much longer. His time in Lucha Underground was more memorable, but it was a step down from what he used to be.

7 The Great Khali

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The Great Khali is not really a superstar that anyone really misses. His presence was laughable at times. The thing about Khali is that he had a lot of potential. He was very big and very strong, but he never seemed to have any clue about how to use those traits to his advantage.

Khali is now an actor and a former wrestler. He is part of the reality show Khali Kisses, which involves him doing a lot of kisses on people. It is a far cry from his WWE days.

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Wrestlers who are lucky enough to find a wife have a much easier time in the wrestling industry. The same could not be said for Mike Knox. He was only a superstar for a very short time, and he was a part of one of the most bizarre moments in wrestling history when he got the Attitude Adjustment from Kane. Knox is not talked about much these days, but there was a time when people were curious about him.

He married the popular WWE superstar Kelly Kelly. The couple got married in 2014. It was a marriage that was not meant to last, as the couple divorced in 2016.

5 Santino Marella

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Santino Marella will forever be a part of WWE. The WWE Hall of Fame is home to some great wrestlers and some very bad wrestlers. Santino is among those who have made an impression for one reason or another. His career with the company was not as successful as he had hoped, but he made a huge impact. He was the guy who was hilarious because he was so bad.

Santino's last match was in 2014. He has done some backstage work, but the star has pretty much disappeared from WWE.

4 Tyson Kidd

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Tyson Kidd was a true performer in WWE. He had a unique look, and he could really do it all. The man was skilled on the mic, in the ring, and he had a good personality. Everything came together for Tyson, but that would all change during an unfortunate injury. Tyson was a mid-carder who could have risen to a top level, but that was not meant to be.

Kidd is now recovering from his neck injury. He is still hoping to get into the ring again, but it is looking unlikely.

3 Christian

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Christian is not a name that is being mentioned much these days. It is a shame, as he is one of the best performers of his time. Christian has made a career of being known for his impressive in-ring work and his ability to entertain fans. Christian was a popular superstar during his time in WWE and he did some good things for TNA.

Christian has not been in the ring since December of 2015. He is trying to get back into the ring, but there is a possibility that his neck injury may have ended his career.

2 Dolph Ziggler

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Dolph Ziggler had the chance to become a very big star in WWE. Unfortunately, things have not been going well for Ziggler. He was once a main eventer, but he has fallen to the bottom of the card. He is one of the many guys who will be pushed as the underdog who is going to have the moment of their life.

Ziggler has not been the focus of WWE. It is likely that he will be entering a new chapter of his career in the near future. The most likely place would be in Ring of Honor, but WWE has shown a lot of interest in Ziggler.

1 Wade Barrett

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It is going to be very hard for the casual fan to remember Wade Barrett. He had a short run in WWE, but he did his part as a mid-carder. Barrett is a former Intercontinental Champion. He did well in WWE as a member of The Nexus, but his star power never quite took off.

Barrett has been out of WWE since 2014. He has had some ups and downs in the independent circuit, but his career has largely gone downhill. It is possible that he could get another chance with WWE. That would probably be the only way that fans would get to see him again.

Barrett has been trying to make a name for himself in the business world. He launched a website last year. It is not likely that he will become a success, but it is nice to see him try to make something of his life.


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The brother-in-law of the Palestinian-American teenager who was filmed being brutally beaten by Israeli police at a West Bank checkpoint says the incident “has put a wedge” between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Youssef Almogy said he has had more than 50 phone calls from news media outlets following the brutal arrest of 16-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir, the Associated Press reported.

“When I saw it, I cried,” Almogy said. “I was so shocked, but after that, I started thinking about my brother, who was jailed for 11 years, and then released for nothing. And I said, ‘If they can do that to him, then imagine what they can do to us.’”

“And this has put a wedge between Palestinians and Israelis,” he added.

Almogy was referring to the arrest of his brother, Amer, who was jailed for 11 years after he and a group of Palestinians tried to rob a Tel Aviv bank in 1994. Almogy said Amer was never convicted of a crime and that he believes the former prisoner is being held because of his brother’s connection to the teen, the AP said.

"We're used to seeing this sort of thing," he said.

Abu Khdeir, who was born in Florida but living with his family in East Jerusalem, was arrested Thursday after he was identified as being involved in a clash between


Today we’re excited to announce that Bethesda Game Studios has joined Oculus as a developer for the Oculus Rift. The partnership will see the creation of two exclusive, made-for-VR games from Bethesda Game Studios; the first is currently being designed for virtual reality and the second is being built for traditional monitors.

“At Oculus, we’re dedicated to helping developers and partners to grow, and the support and dedication we’ve received from Bethesda Game Studios has been outstanding,” said Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus. “John Carmack, founder of id Software and now CTO at Oculus, believes in our vision and has created a custom version of Doom 3 BFG Edition for Oculus. We look forward to continuing to work with Bethesda as we develop our first generation of virtual reality games and experiences.”

“I have a lot of personal interest in making sure that the VR gaming space is successful because I really believe in the technology and its potential to change gaming,” said Carmack. “As a developer, the Rift is something that I’ve wanted to work with for a long time, but the existing technology wasn’t quite there yet. I’m happy to be able to help to make the Rift a success and contribute to the rebirth of VR gaming.”

At Bethesda Game Studios, developers are working on a number of unannounced projects including new entries in major franchises. Those who have seen this year’s E3 show floor, Gamescom or Quakecon presentations have seen teases of what the studio is up to and a few of the titles we have in development are also being designed for virtual reality. The two games announced today are entirely new IP and we can’t wait to show them to you when they’re ready for primetime.

For those of you unfamiliar with Bethesda Game Studios, the acclaimed developer is responsible for creating many of the industry’s most popular games including the “Elder Scrolls” series, the single-player add-on to the original “Doom” and the “Fallout” series. In fact, “Fallout 3,” “Fallout: New Vegas” and “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” were each awarded game of the year at the 2008, 2010 and 2011 BAFTA awards, respectively.

“We have made some long-term technology investments with VR in mind,” said Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “Hardware is finally catching up to the visions developers have had for virtual reality. Now when you put on a VR headset, you’re transported to new and amazing worlds.”

This year, Bethesda Game Studios showcased “Doom 3 BFG Edition” for Oculus. “Doom 3 BFG Edition” is a complete overhaul of “Doom 3” that brings modern technology and a classic, storied franchise into the world of virtual reality. This is the first title designed for virtual reality.

“John Carmack’s work in the early 90s helped usher in the era of modern 3D gaming, and his genius continues to inspire developers to innovate,” said Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus. “The team at Bethesda Game Studios is made up of the most talented developers in the industry and we can’t wait to bring their newest games, made for virtual reality, to life.”

Over the past 20 years, Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished game development studios. Creators of the 2006 and 2008 Game of the Year, “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” and 2010 Game of the Year, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” Bethesda Game Studios has earned a reputation for excellence and quality with each of its five releases.

This partnership is another step toward realizing the future of virtual reality. It’s an exciting time to be a gamer with the release of these groundbreaking VR titles, the arrival of next generation consoles and the continued evolution of the PC.

Stay tuned for more news on Bethesda Game Studios’ titles for Oculus.

– The Oculus Team


Hi~ B een a long time no see. Thank you for the continued support on the blog. So, how have you all been doing?

Today, I have a special post. I know most of you do not know but it is the 'World Animal Day'. The day is celebrated worldwide on October 4 to create awareness of animal rights and welfare. The day is a very special one for me because I am a vegetarian, animal lover and a dog-person.

So for the last one year, I have been trying to spread the awareness among the people. I have been trying to encourage people to stop using animals as fur coats, cosmetics and for food. I want people to know the feelings of these animals, the pains they suffer and what they go through while they are alive. Also, the environmental damage they cause to the planet. It is very important to spread this message because animals are treated as if they are some sort of toys that we can play with.

Today, I would like to share with you some tips on how we can help the animals and make the planet a better place to live. I also have a small personal pledge to make. Also, if you have not signed the pledge yet, you can also make your own pledge to protect the animals and the planet.

Tips and pledges to help the animals

(made by my friend!)

One way we can make a change is by making an effort to not use cosmetics that are tested on animals. We can choose to use all cruelty free products and make a conscious effort not to use anything that has been tested on animals.

Ways to reduce our carbon footprints and help protect the environment:

Avoid eating meat, or even better, go vegetarian (dairy, eggs are not vegan but I still encourage you to stop using dairy products as well)

Use eco-friendly products - Not just cosmetics but also in our everyday lives.

Go cruelty free - Choose cruelty free products and wear clothes that have not been made out of leather, fur or wool.

Stop buying those animals that we do not need. Also, choose to buy second hand or recycled clothes. Avoid buying pets if you cannot provide the proper care for them.

Adopt, don't buy! You can adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter. Do not buy animals from pet stores or breeders. They are sold to you as "breed-free" animals but most of them have been bred in horrible conditions. Also, make sure you know the sex of the animal you are getting, because they usually are sold as 'un-neutered' or 'un-spayed' animals.

Make a conscious effort to not use plastic bags. Use reusable bags or better still, try to avoid using bags at all.

Try to use products that do not harm the environment and are biodegradable.

Ways to help the animals:

Sign the pledge - To show that you support the cause to protect the animals.

Share the post - Let others know of the cruelty that the animals go through. Let them know how they can help the animals too.

Join or start a protest or campaign to help the animals.

The small pledge I am making is to help the animals. Every month, I will be donating some money to an animal shelter in my town to help feed the dogs and cats there.

These are just some of the ways we can help the animals and the planet. We can all make a change, and make this planet a better place to live.

If you want to know how to become a vegan, and which cosmetics are tested on animals, you can read this post: How to be a vegan?

Remember, we are what we eat, so be what you want to be. Be a good person, who loves animals and helps to save the planet.

With lots of love,



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Unique, gritty, and wonderful The Good: The worlds are some of the best I've seen in a while, and how you explore the city and interact with its citizens gives a great sense of authenticity and intrigue. As a huge comic fan, the references are abound. The story and narrative is one of the best I've ever experienced. The Bad: The game is very linear and the combat while satisfying can get old at times. Overall: This is one of the best games I've ever played, period. Everything about it is gritty, dark, atmospheric, and enticing. While you have a very linear path to follow in the main story, the side quests and interactions you can have with the citizens is one of the best I've seen. You are truly the villain in this game, so if you want to be good and helpful to everyone, this is not for you. But for the fans of dark, gritty stories, this is one of the best. The story and narrative are top notch. The villains are some of the most compelling I've ever seen in a video game, with even the main villains being so much more compelling than the good guys. I loved this game from start to finish, and can't wait to see where the series goes from here. The ending while great is somewhat confusing, so if you aren't

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And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the breathless high-speed ranting I did when I saw the (potentially) wackadoo conclusion to this storyline.

Oh, my God, you guys, this episode has a freaking atomic bomb on the side of it.

Okay, cool. It’s the mid-season finale. I know there’s going to be some serious plotlines.

And seriously, what was up with the weird science in this episode?

No. No, I did not just watch an episode with the headline: “Ouch, My Butt!”

That plotline was weird as hell.

But I can understand why they did it. He’s trying to be a “sophisticated ladies man” and not the boy they’ve been dealing with all these years.

Oh, now this is hilarious. But it’s also dangerous, if you’ve watched any superhero movie ever.

In the brief moment that I was allowed to breathe, I actually enjoyed this part.

Not only is this scientifically improbable, but also… how does a security camera shoot a laser?

I know this is only in fiction, but I do believe that they’re committing suicide.

This is also part of the reason why I wanted to talk about this episode. I know it’s not a good look. It’s not exactly smart of him to do this.

I don’t even know what to say here.


He’s not afraid of bugs, but he’s scared of that snake?

I mean, yeah, I get that he’s doing it for a different reason, but…

If it weren’t for that, then I would not have laughed so hard at this.

Okay, look, I was done with this season for a while. I thought that it was becoming a boring clichéd plot that they were sticking to, so I was ready to say goodbye to it. But then I watched this, and I just felt like I was watching a new show. There was so much going on, and they were throwing so much at us at once, and it was just such a good use of time. I’m really happy that they had this show, because it was seriously pretty funny and it was also action-packed. There was a lot going on, but it was very clear, and it was fun to watch. I just loved how much was going on. I loved it, and I really did enjoy it. It was a bit much, and they took a lot of crazy chances, but it was just so fun to watch. That was some crazy stuff, and it was nice to see something so good after so much of the regular garbage we were getting. Overall, I loved it.



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Following a stint as a park ranger in Wyoming, Dan Beal relocated to Seattle and received a degree in science writing from the University of Washington.

Following a stint as a park ranger in Wyoming, Dan Beal relocated to Seattle and received a degree in science writing from the University of Washington.


(Adapted from the 2014 Urban Tree Canopy Conference)

Potholes are problematic for all of us, and for our city’s trees they represent a real danger. Roots can become entangled in the small cracks between the asphalt and the cement to create the impression that the tree is growing out of the road! And when the roots do become entwined, the pressure can be so great that the roots are destroyed. We all know the danger this creates for the trees.

The solution to this problem is obvious: pave over the whole road surface. Not so fast! In the City of Chicago, for example, there is a practice that preserves the utility of the tree’s roots and of the road surface itself. The practice is called “milling”. Milling involves cutting the asphalt out in a shape that will not disturb the roots and adding back in a new surface. While the tree is protected, the roots are not disturbed and the road surface is left intact. When a tree is scheduled for removal, this is often the method of choice. Milling also involves improving the root zone around the tree. The roots of many trees can’t penetrate the compacted soil that is found beneath pavement, so it is necessary to mill the area to promote root growth.

Milling is less expensive than paving over a road surface and can also be less expensive than removal of a tree. Milling should be done whenever possible and certainly before a tree is scheduled for removal. There is no need to sacrifice a mature, healthy tree.



How do i search for files with a specific suffix using Unix?

On Unix, to search for files that ends with a particular file extension, use the following command:

find . -name '*.html'

OR use grep command to list all files in a directory and subdirectories that have the suffix:

find . -type f | xargs grep -l <suffix>

Sample outputs:

./Ajax/contact-us/index.html ./test/index.html

The above commands are equivalent to the grep command on Linux/MacOSX or the find command on Linux/MacOSX:

$ find . -name "*.html" ./test/index.html ./Ajax/contact-us/index.html $ grep -l -Ri -f -E ".*\\.html" ./ test/index.html Ajax/contact-us/index.html

Find out all files with a specific filename (using shell pattern match):

find . -name '*.html'

OR use the egrep command to list all files in a directory and subdirectories that have the suffix:

find . -type f | xargs egrep -l <suffix>

Sample outputs:

./Ajax/contact-us/index.html ./test/index.html


$ find . -name "*.html" ./test/index.html ./Ajax/contact-us/index.html $ egrep -i ".*\\.html" . Ajax/contact-us/index.html test/index.html

Find files in a directory and subdirectories:

find . -name "*.html"


find . -type f | xargs grep -l <suffix>

Sample outputs:

./Ajax/contact-us/index.html ./test/index.html


$ find . -name "*.html" ./test/index.html ./Ajax/contact-us/index.html $ egrep -i ".*\\.html" . Ajax/contact-us/index.html test/index.html

Find files in a directory and all


Russia has expanded its ban on U.S. pork to include all American meat imports as the diplomatic row over alleged election meddling and the situation in Syria rumbles on.

Last week, the Russian government added five new countries to the blacklist: South Korea, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ukraine. While the list included major agricultural producers such as Brazil and Canada, U.S. meat producers were noticeably absent. However, on Wednesday, the government added the U.S. to the list of banned meat importers.

The ban was announced by the state consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor. A government official told Russian media that American meat imports were now being kept out of Russia on a “temporary basis”.

Russia is the fourth largest importer of U.S. meat, buying $51 million worth of poultry and $22 million of pork in 2016. According to the National Pork Producers Council, the U.S. shipped 27,600 metric tons of pork to Russia in 2016, which made up 0.3 percent of total U.S. pork exports.

Read more: Polls Say Few Americans Think Trump is Putin's Puppet

The ban comes at a particularly difficult time for the U.S. meat industry, which is still struggling to recover from a disastrous salmonella outbreak that began in 2015. China, Vietnam and Mexico have all banned U.S. pork imports, while the EU and South Korea are still testing shipments.

The bans come as U.S. meat exporters have had difficulty convincing importers to trust American meat following the 2015 crisis. The outbreak, which resulted in more than 60 percent of pork being recalled, was linked to at least 184 illnesses in 20 states. While U.S. authorities traced the outbreak back to a farm in Missouri, they were unable to identify the exact source of contamination.

“This has been a major setback for us and it will take a while for the industry to recover,” said National Pork Producers Council spokesman Dave Warner.

It's not clear when Russia will lift its ban on U.S. meat, but Russia's state consumer protection watchdog has said it would allow Ukrainian meat imports.


Is there anything you would change about this book?

It's too long. I got bored. It's the wrong length for a book about the Crusades. I know you want to make it as comprehensive as possible, but let's face it, the Muslim perspective is the only one that matters. You can understand why people fought for this or that minor piece of territory, but you can't understand why they fought in the first place.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wish they had done a better job of establishing the atmosphere of the time, instead of just going for sensationalism.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator had a good voice for this.

Was Crusade the right choice for you? Why or why not?

No, I'd never read about the Crusades before.


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A northwest Houston woman is under arrest, accused of child abuse.

Police say they were called to the woman's home on Almeda School Road around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. They say her husband had to take their child to the emergency room after the child suffered a burn.

Police say the child suffered burns to the back of his neck, shoulder and upper back area.

Police say the wife, 31-year-old Mercedes Victoria Gonzalez, was arrested.


(NC)—Despite the odds, there are some consumers who decide to head to the stores this weekend to start Christmas shopping. For some, the reason is because they still have some of their shopping list to complete. Others, however, have an entirely different reason.

According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian adult will spend $473.12 on gifts this holiday season. That means the average consumer will spend almost $35 more this year than last year.

“A lot of consumers have gone overboard,” says Ted Michalos, founder of CMG Financial. “It’s not necessarily the spending that’s the problem, it’s what they’re spending the money on.”

That’s because many shoppers are buying gifts for themselves. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re spending on the latest fashions, but rather toys and electronics. And the majority of these gifts, at 41.8 per cent, are going to be purchased online.

However, the reason why so many people are spending online is because they’re trying to avoid the crowds and waiting in lines.

“Some consumers just get too stressed and they go online to get their stuff,” says Michalos. “And if they do that, they’re likely going to be paying more for the gifts.”

That’s because while there are fewer people at the store, they’re paying more per person. For example, if someone is paying $50 for a gift in the store, they’re likely to pay more than $50 online.

“This is really the time where you’re going to have to do your best to have everything done by the 15th,” says Michalos. “And it’s definitely a good idea to sit down with your spouse or significant other and look at your budget. And when you have a child, the best thing to do is to write down what you’re going to spend. That’s a real good thing to do, because if you don’t, you’ll overspend.”

And that could come with consequences, because if you’re overspending, you could be limiting your ability to spend on your children or other family members in the future.

“You can go overboard and give away everything you have to your kids and that could be a problem,” says Michalos. “This could be an opportunity to teach your kids about moderation, and also the difference between ‘I want’ and ‘I need.’”

Because with Christmas, most people are shopping with the mindset of ‘I want,’ not ‘I need.’ And that can be a problem, because it will prevent you from saving or investing.

“If you’re going to be shopping on a credit card, you’re going to be in big trouble,” says Michalos. “If you’re not able to pay off that debt by the end of January, you’re going to be in big trouble.”

Want to know more about debt? Try these articles:

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Developing in a Virtual Machine on your computer or laptop

Hello , Here we are going to learn how to create virtual machine on your computer for testing purpose. Before we start , it is better to know what is virtual machine. A virtual machine is a simulated hardware that allows you to run other operating systems (or other versions of the same OS) at the same time as your current OS, inside a window on your current OS. It can also be thought of as a computer inside a computer. With a virtual machine, you can: Run another operating system (or another version of the same operating system) at the same time as your current operating system. Try out a new operating system without having to install it on your hard disk. Run applications for one operating system on another, without having to reboot your computer.

Step 1: Create a New Virtual Machine

VirtualBox provides a wizard that will assist you in creating a virtual machine. Launch the program and select “New”.

Step 2: Create a Virtual Machine

The first window you see is the New Virtual Machine Wizard. Select “Create a virtual machine”.

Step 3: Create a Virtual Machine

In the next window, enter the name for your virtual machine. This name will appear in the main VirtualBox window next to the icon for the virtual machine.

Step 4: Create a Virtual Machine

The next window is where you select the operating system you want to install.

Step 5: Create a Virtual Machine

In the next window, select the amount of memory you want to allocate to your virtual machine. The more memory you have, the more applications you can run simultaneously. However, keep in mind that the more memory you allocate, the slower your computer will be.

Step 6: Create a Virtual Machine

Select “Create a virtual hard disk�


The internet is a funny place, where people can get away with saying and doing the weirdest stuff that would otherwise be totally unacceptable.

But it turns out not even the internet is a free pass to sexually harass people.

That's what one woman learned when she was sent a totally inappropriate, NSFW photo from a stranger, that happened to be someone she knew in real life.

Twitter user @kendtee, who describes herself as "an arm candy", tweeted about her encounter with the man she knew.

According to @kendtee, the incident occurred after she agreed to take a picture with a guy. She then deleted the picture from her camera roll when it was over, and the man asked if she had. She said yes, and then he said this:

"It's a shame we can't see the photo anymore because it was pretty good"

She didn't know how to respond. He then tweeted her back, asking her to "leave [the photo] up for a little while". She declined.

Apparently, he then texted her back, asking her to send him a copy of the picture.

Shocked by this behaviour, she shared the exchange on Twitter, and said the worst part was how "unbothered" he seemed about it.

Eventually she shared a screenshot of the exchange, and people were not impressed.

"Oh wow. 'I'd do ya if I could' and then the photo request. You should probably just block him and be done with it. 'Doing ya' or not," one person said.

Another person had an idea on how to deal with it, tweeting, "You know what? Be a bigger person, send it to him. For posterity."

Many others were in complete agreement with this sentiment.

"I don't know this man and I probably never will. But I 100% understand why he's going to be blocked. A man who says that is definitely not a good person. All women should know their boundaries with men and this seems to me to be clear cut," one person said.

In the end, @kendtee went back to him and asked him to explain why he'd sent her that photo.

According to @kendtee, he sent her this message in response:

"How do you think I know that you're gonna see this tweet and block me or delete it.

"I'm not trying to be a creep you just said that you'd do me so I figured we had a shot lol

"I like your style and want to get to know you better

"If you send the picture I promise not to be creepy and stop bothering you

"I'm being serious here and I don't think I deserve the reaction I got

"All I wanted to do was take a picture with a nice girl and see if she'd let me

"I don't want to be a bad person or make you feel uncomfortable.

"If you like I'll just go away

"You're gorgeous and I'm sorry I don't deserve to meet you but I thought I'd try my luck

"I won't message you again if you don't want me to

"I'll delete the tweet and block you

"I just wanted to try


The rest of Twitter wasn't impressed, calling him out for still not getting it, and for trying to shift the blame.

"Like you have to explain what 'likes your style' means, like you're trying to shift the blame. But it's not ok. It's not ok for you to message someone for a photo. It's not ok for you to say 'I'd do you' and it's not ok for you to try and justify your actions," one person said.

Another pointed out that he was trying to pressure her into sending him the photo, and wasn't taking responsibility for his actions.

"He's a creep, and still wants to force you to send him a picture of your body. He'll delete the tweet if you do, otherwise you can block him. This is on him, not you. You have no responsibility to 'meet' him," another person said.

"Ok let's stop there with the 'I would've taken a photo with you anyways' thing. That's not what this is about. This is about someone sending unsolicited nudes," another person pointed out.

In response, @kendtee wrote that she wasn't bothered, because at the end of the day she was a "pretty woman who didn't need to be respected".

"I didn't get mad or freak out or feel the need to drag his name through the mud. I just calmly informed him that I have a man in my life and that I'm flattered but I don't share photos like that and I'm taken. He didn't like it so he blocked me and I'm okay with that," she wrote.



Perhaps one of the most beautiful areas of Southern California is the Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood filled with high rises, luxury estates, and tons of culture. From the obvious to the under the radar, Pacific Palisades has some of the most fascinating museums, gardens, and activities you can visit. When you need to get out of the house and explore a new part of Los Angeles, the Pacific Palisades is a fantastic choice.

The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is a sight to behold, and is a must see when you are in the Pacific Palisades. You are welcome to explore the museum for free on the first Thursday of every month. They offer a free trolley that will take you to the Getty Villa, so you don’t have to worry about navigating through the Pacific Palisades on a crowded day. This is the perfect time to visit the Pacific Palisades.

There are two events going on at the Getty Villa on Thursdays: Story Time and Pacific Voices. Story time will give you a better understanding of ancient Greek and Roman culture. It is a good idea to purchase your tickets in advance, so you can get a discount. The Pacific Voices event is a singing performance, and a great way to enjoy your time at the Getty Villa.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The Santa Monica Mountains are a beautiful way to spend a day in the Pacific Palisades. The National Recreation Area has a fantastic number of trails you can explore, and is a great way to get out of the house and spend time with your family. Take the trail to Leo Carillo State Beach, or go for a hike along Rustic Canyon. Whichever trail you take, you are sure to enjoy your time in the Pacific Palisades.

Santa Monica Baykeeper

The Santa Monica Baykeeper is a fantastic organization that works hard to clean up the Santa Monica Bay. This is a great way to spend time in the Pacific Palisades and make a real difference. Check their website for upcoming volunteer opportunities. You will learn more about the Santa Monica Bay, and get a chance to spend time with some interesting people.

Pacific Palisades Center for the Arts

The Pacific Palisades Center for the Arts is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. This isn’t a museum, so you don’t need to book in advance. It is free to walk around the grounds, and to watch a performance. They have everything from jazz concerts to visual arts. If you want to learn more about the Pacific Palisades, then this is a great place to start.

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market

The Pacific Palisades Farmers Market is an excellent way to spend your Saturday in the Pacific Palisades. From fruits and vegetables, to homemade items and baked goods, there are plenty of delicious items to choose from. This is a great place to bring the kids, as they have tons of activities.

Pacific Palisades Art Walk

The Pacific Palisades Art Walk is a fantastic opportunity to view some of the beautiful artwork created by locals. It is a fun evening filled with laughter and good food. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket and enjoy it in the beautiful Pacific Palisades.


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Tom Shanks (born 1961) is a Scottish writer, journalist, and musician. He is the author of eight novels, including "The Hidden", the "Vampyrrhic Times" trilogy, and "Eve", an "Eve" (comics) spin-off novel.

Shanks has been living in France since 1983 and is married to the French writer Marie Hélène Poitras.

Shanks was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1961.

Shanks has been writing since the mid-1990s and has published several novels.

Shanks has also been writing for the British comic book magazine "2000 AD". His first script for them was the short story "Trevor's Tale", drawn by Simon Harrison, in "2000 AD" #1704, published in March 2008.

The comic book "Eve" was written by Shanks. It was released by Black House Comics in 2011 and the second volume was published in 2012. In 2012, IDW Publishing published a comic book prequel to "Eve", "Eve: The Awakening". The book was written by Shanks and Marie Hélène Poitras and illustrated by Enrica Angiolini.

Shanks has also written the script for "Apocalypse Cow", which was originally published in French and German as "La Vache Apocalypse". It was adapted as a comic book by Tony Lee.

In March 2010, the novel "Vampyrrhic Times" was published by Gollancz in the UK and by Roc in the US. It was illustrated by Tony Harwood. The second volume of the trilogy, "The Wisdom of Dead Men", was published in the UK in 2011 and the US in 2012. The third volume, "The Trade of Queens", was published in the UK in 2013 and in the US in 2014.

Shanks and Poitras run the Black House Comics publishing house.

Shanks is a member of the band The Bassholes, along with co-writer of Eve, Marie Hélène Poitras. The band is composed of Shanks and Poitras on vocals and bass, Poitras' husband, French artist Stéphane Paitreau, on guitar, and drummer "Chino" Gonzales. They released their first album, "No More Mr Nice Guy", on May 1, 2010, on Stuck on a Name Records. The album includes covers of classic rock songs, such as "Jailhouse Rock" and "Born to be Wild". In 2013, the band released a second album, "Sex Lies & Basslines".


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Richard G. Lake II (born April 7, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2004, he has also competed for the Quad Cities Silverbacks of the IFL, and was a competitor on Spike TV's "".

Born and raised in the Quad Cities area, Lake attended East Moline High School.

After graduating from high school, Lake worked for two years as a full-time welder, before deciding to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.

Lake made his professional mixed martial arts debut on October 30, 2004 for the Quad Cities Silverbacks of the International Fight League. He won his first three fights for the promotion, before suffering his first loss to Ian Loveland on April 8, 2005.

After picking up three wins in the IFL, Lake was signed by the UFC. He was expected to make his debut at UFC Fight Night 7 against Jason Gilliam. However, Gilliam was forced from the card with an injury, and was replaced by Jorge Rivera. Lake lost to Rivera via first-round KO on August 23, 2007.

For his second fight in the promotion, Lake dropped down to Lightweight and faced Kyle Bradley at UFC Fight Night 11 on November 17, 2007. He won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

In his third fight for the promotion, Lake dropped to Featherweight to take on Mike Brown at UFC Fight Night 13 on June 16, 2008. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

For his fourth fight in the promotion, Lake dropped to Bantamweight and faced Brad Pickett at UFC 95 on February 7, 2009. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

For his fifth fight in the promotion, Lake faced Tommy Hayden at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009. He won the fight via submission in the first round, earning "Submission of the Night" honors.

For his sixth fight in the promotion, Lake faced George Roop on March 21, 2010 at . He won the fight via unanimous decision.

For his seventh fight in the promotion, Lake fought Roland Delorme on June 19, 2010 at . He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

For his eighth fight in the promotion, Lake faced John Gunderson on November 20, 2010 at UFC 122. He won the fight via split decision.

For his ninth fight in the promotion, Lake fought Jason Reinhardt on February 5, 2011 at UFC 126. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

For his tenth fight in the promotion, Lake faced newcomer Darren Uyenoyama on June 11, 2011 at . He won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

For his eleventh fight in the promotion, Lake faced former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown on October 29, 2011 at UFC on Versus 6. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

For his twelfth fight in the promotion, Lake faced Nam Phan on May 15, 2012 at UFC on FX 4. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

For his thirteenth fight in the promotion, Lake faced Sam Sicilia on July 11, 2012 at UFC 149. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

For his fourteenth fight in the promotion, Lake faced Ivan Menjivar on December 15, 2012 at UFC 155. He won the fight via split decision.

For his fifteenth fight in the promotion, Lake faced Jeremy Larsen on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

For his sixteenth fight in the promotion, Lake faced promotional newcomer Justin Salas on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. He lost the fight via split decision.

For his seventeenth fight in the promotion, Lake faced fellow newcomer Max Holloway on February 15, 2014 at UFC 169. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

After his release from the UFC, Lake dropped down to Bantamweight and made his debut on April 11, 2015 at IFC: International Fighting Championship 2 in Des Moines, Iowa against Rafael "Morcego" da Silva. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Lake faced Gabriel Checco on May 28, 2015 at CXF 5. He lost the fight via split decision.

Lake faced Daniel Weichel on August 14, 2015 at Superior Challenge 12. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

In his fourth fight since returning from the UFC, Lake faced Ryan Quinn on October 23, 2015 at CXF 8. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Lake faced Jim Alers on January 8, 2016 at CXF 10. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Lake faced Martin Stapleton on February 19, 2016 at MFW: A Night of Champions. He lost the fight via split decision.

Lake next faced Dylan Logan on September 2, 2016 at Cage Warriors 82. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

On February 28, 2017, it was announced that Lake had signed with the UFC and was expected to face Alessio Di Chirico on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107. However, on March 7, Di Chirico pulled out from the event, citing injury, and was replaced by promotional newcomer Marcin Prachnio. Lake won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Lake faced Gregor Gillespie on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 112. He lost the fight via split decision.

Lake faced Jarred Brooks on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 123. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Lake faced Drakkar Klose on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

Lake faced Andre Fili on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Lake faced Desmond Green on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2. He lost the fight via technical knock out.

In July 2007, Lake was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers in the digestive tract. He began experiencing symptoms shortly after moving to California to train full-time. His Crohn's was brought under control through medication and diet, and it is currently in remission.


Fenix Funk

Fenix Funk is the debut studio album by German electronic music group Telepopmusik. It was released on 9 October 2000 by Columbia Records. It was a success in Japan and peaked at #50 on the Oricon Albums Chart.


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If you’re working on a SharePoint app, you’ll eventually need to get hold of a SharePoint context. At the time of this writing, there are two options: SharePointContext and SPUtility. Both work fine, and I think it’s really up to your personal preference and comfort level to choose either. But for my purposes, I’m a fan of using SharePointContext because it will use the most current context available, which is what I like to do.

Let’s take a quick look at the two SharePoint context providers that we have at our disposal: SharePointContext and SPUtility. We’ll use these in conjunction with the new SharePoint REST API to get a SharePoint context.


The SharePointContext class represents a SharePoint context. The context is the central part of the SharePoint client object model, and it’s available from any client, including SharePoint-hosted, remote, or SharePoint-hosted-remote applications.

To create a SharePointContext object, you call the SharePointContext.GetContextAsync() method and pass in a SharePointContextOptions object. The SharePointContextOptions object provides the user information and authentication settings. We’ll dive into the details in the “Authorization” section of this article.

Once you have your context, you can then call methods on it. The context has a number of methods on it to retrieve different information.

Let’s take a quick look at the available methods:

GetContextAsync() - The method that is used to create the context.

- The method that is used to create the context. SharePointContextPermission - The property that contains the permission token used to retrieve the current user.

- The property that contains the permission token used to retrieve the current user. SharePointPermissions - The property that contains the current permission level of the user.

- The property that contains the current permission level of the user. ListPermissions - The property that contains the permission level for the user to access lists.

- The property that contains the permission level for the user to access lists. SPHostUrl - The property that contains the URL of the current host application.

- The property that contains the URL of the current host application. Site - The property that contains the current site of the user.

- The property that contains the current site of the user. UserPrincipalName - The property that contains the username of the current user.

- The property that contains the username of the current user. Web - The property that contains the current web of the user.


The SPUtility class provides static methods to retrieve a SharePoint context and return it. To get the context, you call the SPUtility.GetSharePointContext() method.

The methods you have available on the SPUtility.SharePointContext object are:





SharePointContext Permission

Before we dive into the SharePoint context, let’s talk about permission. The SharePoint context is going to be pretty useless without a permission token. We’re going to talk about this permission token a lot in this article, so let’s just take a quick look at how it’s generated.

We’ll need to use the SharePoint permissions provider to generate the token. To do so, you’ll need to call the SharePointPermissionManager.GetPermissionsAsync() method. You’ll need to pass in an instance of the site where you want the permissions for.

In this example, we’re going to call GetPermissionsAsync() and get the current user’s permissions.

GetPermissionsAsync() returns a SharePointPermissions object, which you can use to set your permissions on lists, folders, and documents. The SharePoint permissions are applied in a single pass. This means that you can’t apply different permissions to different entities. For example, if you want to apply permissions on the web, the site, and the lists and folders, you’ll need to pass in the permission on the web, then on the site, then on the lists and folders. You can, however, pass in different permissions to different lists and folders.

One other thing to note about SharePoint permissions is that they only grant access to the web, not to the list or to the folder itself.

For example, if a user doesn’t have the Edit permission to a list, he will still be able to view it. But if the user has the Edit permission to the list, he will be able to edit it.

If you want to deny access to the whole list, you can set the permissions for the list and all its subfolders to Deny.

In order to create the context, we’ll use the context, the SharePoint permissions provider, and a helper class, which we’ll talk about later in the article. The full example is shown in Listing 1.

The context object will now be passed to the constructor of a class called FileRootsProvider. The FileRootsProvider class is part of a helper class that I wrote and will be available to you in this article.

The provider will be created with the context and then called to generate the access token. Once the access token is generated, it will be returned to us, and we can start to retrieve information about the site and its lists and folders.

Access Token

When you call the SharePoint permissions provider, you’ll receive a token that represents the permissions for the current user. The token is returned as a SharePointPermissions object, which is what we’ll use to apply the permissions.

To create a SharePointPermissions object, you need to pass in the site URL where the permissions should apply. For our example, we’ll pass in the site URL to the SharePointPermissions constructor.

After you’ve created the permissions, you can apply them to the lists and folders. You can do this by passing in an instance of a list or folder to the SharePointPermissions constructor. If you want to apply permissions to all lists and folders, you can simply pass in an empty list or folder.

Now that we’ve created the permissions, we can use the FileRootsProvider class to generate the access token. The access token is returned as a SharePointContextPermissions object. The SharePointContextPermissions object contains the permission token and other details that we’ll use to get information from the SharePoint site.

As you can see, the code to get the access token is pretty straightforward. The example is shown in Listing 2.


Getting the access token isn’t all you need to do. You also need to be able to get a list and get a list item. To do this, you’ll need to call the SharePointContext.GetListAsync() method. The method is easy to use and returns a list object.

If you’re looking for a specific list, you can pass in the list GUID or the URL of the list. Listing 3 shows an example of both the URL and GUID to get the lists from.


The code to get an item from a list is just as easy as getting the list. You can pass in the list item GUID to the GetListItemAsync() method. Listing 4 shows an example of how to get the list item with the GUID.


This article was a quick look at how to get a SharePoint context. The examples used a helper class that I created to make it a little easier to get access to lists and items from SharePoint.


A few months back, I wrote an article about the journey from yearning to prayer. Since I have been praying on and off for many years, I was finally blessed with the chance to journey from yearning to prayer. It took a few weeks but it did happen. In the past, my experience of praying was somewhat a miserable one. It was not that I was not able to pray but the truth was I never really enjoyed the praying process. As a matter of fact, I used to hate praying. When I was younger, I was more interested in action than in words. I just want to know what I have to do and get it done. Thus, I never really understood praying. I just felt I was doing nothing but looking at the ceiling. It was only after I found my faith in Jesus that I have understood praying.

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Self-Selection and Pupils’ Labour Market Outcomes

Young adults from low socioeconomic status backgrounds are significantly less likely to go to university than their better-off peers. There is a significant self-selection in the probability of attending university and of high A-level achievement, which are key drivers of university participation. This paper exploits the introduction of minimum attainment targets in the National Curriculum for schools to explore the impact of early education policies on students’ achievement and on their likelihood to study at university. We find that when minimum attainment targets are introduced, pupils from low socioeconomic status backgrounds are more likely to reach higher grade boundaries in the A-level exams, are more likely to go to university, and are more likely to study science or maths degrees.



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University participation in the UK has grown substantially since the early 1990s. There are now 1.4 million undergraduates, which is almost double the number in 1992. However, participation rates have remained relatively low among those from lower socioeconomic groups (Furlong and Millar, 2008). For example, 40 per cent of young adults from high-income backgrounds were participating in higher education in 2011-12, compared to 21 per cent from the poorest fifth of families.

To some extent, low participation among young people from less advantaged backgrounds is to be expected given the historical association of university education with privileged groups. Participation rates increased significantly in the 1960s, after state support for university was extended to less affluent groups. Participation rose further during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, but then stagnated in the 1990s and declined slightly after 2002. Only in the past decade has participation among the less well-off again risen to the levels recorded in the early 1990s (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. University participation rates by parental income, 1962-2012

Note: Figures are cohort entry rates for those who went to university in each year. Sources: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2014); Sutton Trust/Ipsos Mori (2012); Education Policy Institute (2013).

Despite increased participation, the gap in participation rates between young people from more and less advantaged backgrounds is still large, even after controlling for qualifications. On average, young people from the most advantaged fifth of families are about twice as likely to go to university as those from the least advantaged fifth (see Figure 2).

Figure 2. Proportion of young people who go to university by family income, 1996-2012

Source: Participation rates (log scale) are from the UCAS End of Cycle Reports, 1996-2012. The relative income quintiles are from the Family Resources Survey, 2008-2012. The quintiles have been adjusted to allow for comparison across years by using a fixed poverty line.

At a recent seminar organised by the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, Professor Martin Brown (2012) suggested that it is ‘a great mystery why this gap is not widening even more’. He also pointed out that there is a significant self-selection in the probability of attending university and of high A-level achievement, which are key drivers of university participation. It is well-known that, in addition to their socio-economic background, non-cognitive skills, such as motivation, are important predictors of academic achievement. Since the increase in university participation has been driven by the growth in participation of less advantaged groups, it is not surprising that it has also been associated with a fall in the average grades of university entrants.

This paper is motivated by this observation, that early education policies have played an important role in the increase in participation among less advantaged groups. We focus on two such policies: the requirement to meet minimum attainment targets in English, mathematics and science, and the national literacy and numeracy strategies. We explore the impact of these policies on students’ achievement and on their likelihood to study at university. We find that when minimum attainment targets are introduced, pupils from low socioeconomic status backgrounds are more likely to reach higher grade boundaries in the A-level exams, are more likely to go to university, and are more likely to study science or maths degrees. We also find that the increase in the A-level scores and the higher participation rate associated with the introduction of minimum attainment targets cannot be explained by the improvement in the overall level of academic performance in schools or by the lower socioeconomic status of those schools that introduced minimum attainment targets.

Data and methods

To analyse the impact of minimum attainment targets, we use the school-level dataset that the Department for Education makes available annually for the National Pupil Database (NPD). The NPD contains rich information about individual pupils and their schools. We first use the NPD to examine the evolution of achievement at the end of compulsory education by using cohort-level information on final examinations. We then explore the impact of minimum attainment targets using changes in the composition of achievement. The results we present in this paper are robust to the alternative methods of analysis of achievement levels and changes in the composition of achievement.

In the first stage of our analysis, we explore the evolution of the A-level examination results by using the cohort-level information on final examinations. To study the evolution of achievement at the end of compulsory education, we use the data on A-level grades in GCSE and A-level examinations from 1996 to 2012. In this period, the examinations have changed significantly, from the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and the A-level examinations. The A-level examination was first introduced in the early 1950s as an academically rigorous alternative to the less selective B-level examinations (Wynne, 2010). Until 1988, A-level grades (i.e. O/A levels) were assigned by teachers, not by the students. From 1988, the responsibility for grading moved to schools. The examination was revised in the early 1990s, after which it was separated into two components: A-level and AS-level. The A-level examinations were re-structured in 2000. Most importantly, the exams have become linear rather than modular. The exams in each subject are now taken at the end of the two-year course. The exams are now externally assessed, and the grade is assigned according to the nationally defined A-level grade boundaries. The percentage of the cohort that sat the A-level examinations increased from about two-thirds in the early 1990s to more than 90 per cent in the mid-2000s. This reflects a policy shift in the assessment of vocational qualifications, which reduced the proportion of vocational qualifications that counted towards a student’s A-level grade.

We use a slightly modified version of the grading system developed by Hayward, Parry and Stewart (2009) and Bias et al. (2011). We use a scale of 5 grades to assess the performance of students in different subjects: 5 is an ‘A*’ grade, 4 is an ‘A’ grade, 3 is a ‘B’ grade, 2 is a ‘C’ grade and 1 is a ‘D’ grade. The best possible grade in each subject is an ‘A*’. This grading system differs from the one used in most of the existing analyses of A-level results, which use an A-E grading system. The difference between the two grading systems is illustrated in Figure 3, which shows that about 60 per cent of the students in the upper grade boundary of ‘A*’ under the old system would be below the upper boundary of ‘A*’ under the new system. Similarly, about 45 per cent of the students in the lower boundary of ‘C’ would be in the upper boundary of ‘C’ under the old system, and about 25 per cent of students in the lower boundary of ‘C’ would be in the upper boundary of ‘C’ under the new system. We expect that the increase in the A-level scores associated with the change in the grading system will be smaller for subjects that were not directly affected by the reform, such as English, maths and science. We do not analyse students’ performance in the core and non-core subjects, because data on the subject of A-level examination was not available for every pupil.

Figure 3. Grading scales of GCSE and A-level examinations

In Figure 4, we present the cumulative distribution of A-level scores for each cohort, by the subject studied. Figure 5 shows that the average A-level score increased from a little less than ‘C’ in 1996 to more than ‘C’ in 2012, which is consistent with the improvement in the average GCSE results. The gap in the average grades between different subjects remained stable. The increase in the average A-level grades was particularly large in science subjects and in humanities subjects. We do not find evidence of a widening gap in A-level scores between the richest and the poorest students. In the humanities subjects, there is some evidence of an increase in the A-level scores of the less well-off. However, the increase in the average A-level scores was so large that the difference in the average scores between the richest and the poorest students decreased even though it was not eliminated.

Figure 4. Cumulative distribution of A-level scores in different subjects, 1996-2012

Source: National Pupil Database, Department for Education.

Figure 5. Average A-level scores, by subject, 1996-2012

Source: National Pupil Database, Department for Education.

A key issue in the analyses of trends in A-level achievement is the impact of the increase in the proportion of students taking A-level examinations on the average score


East Face


The Complete Guide

Summit view from the top of the Cuillin Ridge

Trevor Nace

First published in Great Britain in 2015 by

The Crowood Press Ltd

Ramsbury, Marlborough

Wiltshire SN8 2HR


This e-book first published in 2015

© Trevor Nace 2015

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.

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ISBN 978 1 84797 713 2

Frontispiece: Climber on the summit of the Cuillin Ridge in front of

Muckross Ridge and Beinn Eighe

To my partner Sally, whose support and love made it possible for me to fulfil my dream of a lifetime on Skye.


Title Page




List of Plates

1 Introduction

2 An Introduction to the Cuillin

3 Access

4 West of Glen Brittle

5 The Coire Gabhail / North-West Ridge

6 The Black Cuillin Ridge

7 The Central Cuillin Ridge

8 The South-East Ridge

9 The Arête of the Great Tower and the Clach Glas Arête

10 An Dubh Sgeir

11 The North-East Ridge

12 The Minnoch Burn

13 Selected Bibliography

List of Plates

Plate 1: Spade Level, Coire an Lochain, Glen Brittle, in winter

Plate 2: View of the Beinn Eighe massif from the east

Plate 3: Snow-filled Coire na Banachdich, Coire an Lochain

Plate 4: Black Cuillin ridge from the Spade Level

Plate 5: Near the end of the Black Cuillin ridge

Plate 6: Climbers on the summit of Tower Ridge

Plate 7: Skye seen from the summit of the Cuillin ridge

Plate 8: Climbers near the summit of Clach Glas Arête

Plate 9: Snow on the summit of An Dubh Sgeir

Plate 10: Landscape of the Minnoch Burn


First of all, I would like to thank John Brailsford, who accompanied me on my very first walk in the Cuillin in 1996 and whose generous and knowledgeable company has been a constant source of inspiration to me. A particular thanks also to Donnie Hall for all his practical support and guidance during my exploration of the Cuillin. I would also like to thank the helpful staff of the Skye Library in Kyle of Lochalsh, and Alison Connell for the excellent maps. I am grateful to the Climbers’ Club for publishing my article on the Cuillin.

Finally, a big thank you to Sally, who has been a constant source of encouragement, inspiration and love, and to my family and friends who have given me endless support.

Plate 1: Spade Level, Coire an Lochain, Glen Brittle, in winter

Plate 2: View of the Beinn Eighe massif from the east

Plate 3: Snow-filled Coire na Banachdich, Coire an Lochain

Plate 4: Black Cuillin ridge from the Spade Level

Plate 5: Near the end of the Black Cuillin ridge

Plate 6: Climbers on the summit of Tower Ridge

Plate 7: Skye seen from the summit of the Cuillin ridge

Plate 8: Climbers near the summit of Clach Glas Arête

Plate 9: Snow on the summit of An Dubh Sgeir

Plate 10: Landscape of the Minnoch Burn



The spectacular granite peaks of the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye have captured the imagination of hillwalkers and climbers for over a hundred years. When George Henry Alcock (1864–1941), a climber and mountaineer, visited the Cuillin in 1893, he wrote in his book Through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland:

No one who had not seen the Black Cuillin and the peculiar forms which the rocks assume would believe that nature could assume such strange shapes as are seen here. The first view of the Cuillin from the south makes them look like a huge fortress of rock, with fantastic turrets and chimneys, and battlemented walls.

Today these classic features, viewed from the slopes of the nearby mountains of the mainland, such as the Beinn Eighe and Mòine Mhòr, have hardly changed. But the Cuillin are not just aesthetically pleasing. To their first British explorers in the mid-nineteenth century, the Black Cuillin, which form a massive ridge running from Coire an Lochain in Glen Brittle to An Dubh Sgeir, seemed a forbidding mountain barrier, ‘a fortress of rock’. Their modern reputation, and that of the smaller range of the Red Cuillin to the south-east, as a major challenge to both rock climbers and mountaineers, was established during the second half of the twentieth century. However, despite the presence of the two main ridges on the Black Cuillin (North-West Ridge and Central Ridge), many individual peaks, and the climbing routes up them, were relatively unexplored. This was to change in the 1970s and 1980s when many of the hard, mixed and winter routes, most of which were first climbed in the Cuillin, were recorded by enthusiastic pioneers. Today, climbing and scrambling in the Cuillin can be combined with hillwalking, and the varied routes, combined with the varied weather of Skye, offer an extremely satisfying and testing experience for a mountaineer.

In writing this guidebook, I have had to make many decisions regarding what routes to describe, and which to omit. Many climbers may not agree with my choices, and it is inevitable that a guidebook such as this will not be comprehensive. As well as describing my chosen routes, I have tried to include a range of other interesting aspects of the Cuillin, in order to make the book relevant to anyone interested in a mountaineering trip to Skye.


The geology of Skye, and especially the Cuillin, is fascinating, and as well as a number of peaks and ridges, it has given rise to a series of dramatic glens, the upper parts of which are in the Inaccessible Pinnacle (Coire nam Bian) to the north of the main ridge. The Black Cuillin consist of metamorphic rocks which were formed as a result of a major mountain-building event in the Caledonian Orogeny, the mountain-building event which took place between 500 and 400 million years ago. At this time, a number of folds (anticlines and synclines) were formed, some of which can be seen today. The Blue Stack of the Old Man of Storr, for example, was the result of the raising up of a syncline (Fig. 1). This event also resulted in the granite being exposed to the surface, but this did not happen everywhere. To the east of the island, most of Skye is underlain by metamorphic rocks, but to the west, particularly on the western coast of the Trotternish peninsula, granite is exposed. The Blue Stack is also part of a major fold which has resulted in the formation of the Trotternish Ridge.

Figure 1. The Blue Stack of the Old Man of Storr.

These major events have also resulted in a relatively complex geological map, with three main rock types (Fig. 2). A general layer of granite, called the Inaccessible Pinnacle Quartz Diorite, extends from the Blue Stack north-eastwards to Beinn Eighe. This granite has been intruded by the Red Cuillin Granite, which has a different composition and thus has different characteristics to the underlying rock. In the central and eastern parts of the main ridge of the Black Cuillin, the rocks are composed of the Papcastle Gneiss, which is a granitic metamorphic rock. However, to the west, around Sgurr nan Gillean and Glas Bheinn, the Papcastle Gneiss has been intruded by the Kintail Granite, giving rise to a more mottled appearance in this part of the Cuillin. A further complex of rocks is exposed on the north side of Glen Brittle, which includes the Torridonian Sandstone, Lewisian Gneiss, and Dalradian schists.

Figure 2. Geology of Skye showing the main rock types.


As well as providing interest to geologists, the geomorphology of the Cuillin is also fascinating for climbers and walkers. With so many ridges and peaks, there is much to explore, and each summit offers its own rewards. Some of the individual peaks are not very high, but offer serious scrambles and rock climbs, while others, such as the highest summit of Sgurr nan Gillean (1,018 m) and the first major peak on the Central Cuillin Ridge, Sgurr Dearg (974 m), offer impressive views. Sgurr nan Gillean


The Orangeville Banner

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

April 9, 1905



A message has been received at the Herald office from Orangeville to the effect that a lady, who has had $5.00 stolen from her purse, did not give the money to an expressman, as stated in last issue, but to another man whom she has not been able to identify, and that the messenger from St. Catherine will not get the money unless he turns it over to her. We have been searching for this lady for several days, and when the Herald office was last searched, we overlooked this message.

Another story of the stolen money says the woman, whose name is not given, gave the money to a young man who said he was a messenger from St. Catherine, and promised to deliver the money to the party it was addressed to at Kincardine.


A meeting of the citizens of Orangeville was held last Saturday evening at the Orangeville Town Hall, with Dr. A. S. Gibson, M.P., in the chair, to take into consideration the statement made by W. A. MacLean that Mayor D. M. McKenzie was disqualified from holding office under the Municipal Act of Ontario. It was resolved that the matter be placed before the proper authorities for them to decide. The mayor then withdrew from the hall.

Mayor McKenzie’s statement in relation to his withdrawal from office is as follows:

“In this connection I have no desire to act in any unbecoming manner, and I shall resign from the position of mayor. However, I do not desire to leave town. I will reside here and attend to my business as usual, and my many friends who know me and who are not residents of the municipality will be glad to meet me. I want to get at the bottom of this business and find out who it was that drew up the notice of my being disqualified. I was the first one to speak in this town against the big sewer, but I am satisfied now that my opinions are shared by the majority. I do not think that the matter will go much further than the city hall, and as soon as the legal steps are taken the city will be rid of this question.”


We are glad to learn that a Silver organization has been formed in this town, and that a meeting is to be held at the Orangeville Opera House next Saturday evening. This is an organization for the purpose of working for free silver, and they are working under the leadership of W. H. Phillips, M.P.

The representatives of the Anti-poverty society who are here this week will probably have an engagement to-morrow evening. They are endeavoring to make Orangeville the headquarters of the work in this vicinity, and several of the agents will be here for some time. The meeting will be held at the town hall.

A prominent Orangeville man, who is in the wholesale hardware trade in this city, returned this week from Chicago.


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Since the beginning of time, humans have been fascinated by the mysterious. The sky has always been full of questions. Our ability to dream big and speculate has enabled us to discover, theorize, and theorize even more. But where do we get the answers? These are the top 10 theories on the unsolved mysteries of the universe.

10. Extraterrestrial Origin

The human race began to emerge from the Stone Age. The caves and forests were just getting familiar with the new inhabitants. There was a long time of fear and ignorance. Before we started to understand the world, they began to imagine what is outside the world. Some thought of creatures so powerful that they could destroy the world. Other speculated that we are a higher level of evolution and are the result of genetic experimentation of extraterrestrial beings.

Later, these speculations were transformed into mythology and the imagination of the humans. In our modern world, it has turned into science. Many scientists still believe that we are not the only life in the universe and that at some point in history there was a connection with extraterrestrials. Some of them even believe that the first stages of our life were carried out with the help of aliens.

9. Time Travel

Since the beginning of history, people have always been fascinated with time. To travel back in time would allow us to explore the unknown, but would it be worth it? We live in a world where time is constant. Change is one of the most important principles of human life.

Nevertheless, many scientists still consider the possibility of time travel. The hypothetical method would be to build a giant machine that would make a hole in time. But how can this happen? It would involve breaking the speed of light and space.

The machine would have to be so big that it would create a massive black hole. Then the time machine would be moved into the center of the black hole, which would allow it to break the laws of time. So far, scientists have not been able to prove the validity of this theory.

8. Time Travelers

Despite the fact that time travel is still a hypothesis, there are people who believe that it is not. They claim to have traveled back in time to the present or to a previous generation. For this reason, there are also numerous stories about people who claim to have returned from the future to save the world.

Most people who claim to have traveled back in time are just crazy. However, many scientists consider it possible that in the future, when we understand the laws of physics better, we may be able to travel through time. This possibility has been a mystery for a long time. So, this is a list of top 10 theories on the unsolved mysteries of the universe.

7. Deja Vu

The theory of Deja Vu is so controversial that many scientists do not even dare to think about it. The definition of deja vu is, when a person experiences something, although he has never done it before. Many people think of it as a kind of visual hallucination. The most popular theory about the phenomenon is that it is a past memory that has not been triggered by the usual way.

Another possible explanation is that the brain creates a fake memory to deceive the person who feels it. The theory is that in reality the person does not experience a deja vu, but it is an internal response to the same scenario. In short, the brain recognizes the environment and recognizes the story that it represents.

In this case, the illusion is that the person has lived through this scenario. Nevertheless, there are many people who do not think so. The reason is that deja vu is a phenomenon that occurs in any person. So, we have 10 theories on the unsolved mysteries of the universe.

6. Water World

It is one of the most popular theories in the world of science. It is believed that the moon is a result of a collision between the Earth and a body much larger than it. As a result of the collision, our planet was literally ripped. But what happened to the mass that fell on the surface? According to scientists, this part of the Earth remained liquid.

The evidence is so compelling that the theory of the water world has become a reality. For example, there is a large number of scientists who believe that the moon was the result of the Earth’s rotation and gravitational collapse.

Moreover, there are evidences that this theory may be true. For example, when scientists tried to drill in the Antarctic, they found water underneath. Also, according to many scientists, the planet Mercury, which has no magnetic field, may be the result of the remains of the water world.



There are no spoilers in this review

From the off, the third episode in the new Star Trek Discovery series has a slow pace. It is the most quiet of the three episodes and is more of a character study in the struggles faced by all of the Discovery crew and how that manifests in different ways. With that in mind, I find it strange that this is not getting the universal praise that the first two episodes were. But that’s the power of spoilers I suppose, no one knew what was coming in the first two episodes.

The episode itself, despite being more quiet than the first two, still manages to deliver plenty of story. You do have to take it with a grain of salt because some of the ‘bad guy’ stuff is almost unbelievably naive but that’s the Star Trek universe for you. Despite the low stakes, I was still hooked on every word and scene.

There are plenty of hints that we can be certain that there is a big bad out there that we have not seen yet. Perhaps that is what made the episode more interesting. There is something looming over them and we don’t know what it is yet.

For some reason, people seem to have a problem with the fact that the crew spend time getting to know one another, with only a couple of scenes of violence and action. Personally, I found that the social dynamics between the characters to be very interesting and engaging. Yes, this is probably true to life and does have some real life parallels. I am glad they did not waste time with all of that mindless action that I’ve become so accustomed to.

There are no huge shocks in this episode and the pay offs to the mini story arcs were a bit weak. But when the pay off came, I was still glad that they took the time to introduce us to the characters in this way.

If you have been put off watching Star Trek Discovery because of the fear of spoilers, then I would suggest you don’t worry too much and go ahead and start the show. If you can manage to resist the temptation of the spoilers for the next two weeks, then I think you will be very happy with the third episode and the direction the show is heading in.

Let us know what you thought of the episode in the comments below and if you have seen the first two episodes.


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You might know of me. I am one of the project managers for Windows 7. Or Windows 7 team is one of the teams that I work in. As a lot of you know, my favorite and almost only thing to do when I am not working is to read a good book. Well, I have done it again. I just finished the book I am about to recommend to you. This book is called “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. I can’t recommend this book enough. So what’s the big deal? You are about to find out.

So what is it about?

This book is a story about Wade, a teenager, living in the year 2045. The world is in a bad state.

Technology has progressed very fast, but a lot of humans have been left behind. Wade’s life sucks. He lives with his aunt in the slums of Oklahoma. All he does is play video games.

Then, one day, he hears of a contest to win a fortune by finding the first Easter egg in the virtual reality game OASIS. The creator of OASIS has died and has left behind a secret quest. A quest that has the prize to the first person to complete the quest. But there is a catch: only the creator of the game knows how to find the Easter egg. And he has hidden the clues in the game.

It is up to Wade to try to find the Easter egg first. But not alone. He quickly assembles a group of fellow OASIS players. This group consists of his best friends and fellow gamers. This quest will soon turn into a journey. And I don’t want to tell you more, because I don’t want to spoil the story for you.

A bit about the Author:

Ernest Cline is the author of the book Ready Player One. He is from the state of Texas. He has lived in New York City for a few years, but has now moved back to Texas. He is 40 years old and has been writing books for a long time. His first book was published in 2001.

Ernest Cline is very much into old science fiction books, and especially the 1980’s. He loves the music, TV shows, video games and movies of that decade.

My thoughts:

When I read this book, I really couldn’t put it down. I just wanted to know how the story would end. I wanted to know if the good guys would win. I wanted to know how they would beat the bad guys.

I am sure you will love this book, just like I did. It is filled with great references to the 1980’s. If you are born after that time, you will probably have to read the story first to get the references, but I am sure you will enjoy it.

I will also tell you, that this book is a great story, and I can easily recommend this book to any reader. It is not just a story about technology. It is also a story about friendship and courage. And in the end it is a story about hope and dream.

If you want to read this book, you can find it on Amazon. Or your favorite bookstore. I am not going to tell you how much it costs. I am just going to tell you that it is well worth the price.


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True, she is not the most charismatic of the four ladies, but her choices are very strategic and her lines usually have the ring of truth. If there were ever a reason to cast someone as a drag queen, it would be La Chatelaine. Her mannerisms, her expressions, and the way she carries herself scream Drag Queen. My best guess is that she has a very deep understanding of the difference between a woman and a drag queen and she knew how to use that to her advantage.



This is the terrifying moment a deadly great white shark was caught on camera devouring a huge tuna fish near a group of stunned fishermen.

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Fisherman from Esperance, Australia, spotted a great white shark jumping out of the water with a tuna fish in its mouth

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HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the fifth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, was written by Michael Goldenberg and produced by David Heyman and David Barron.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The story follows Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts as the Ministry of Magic is in denial of Lord Voldemort’s return. Harry must uncover the truth, with the help of his friends, and confront Voldemort.

The film began production in early 2007 and was released in theatres in the United Kingdom and United States on 12 July 2007, grossing a total of $292 million at the worldwide box office.

The film was nominated for two BAFTA Film Awards in 2008.

Following a Harry Potter fan’s dream that Harry’s late headmaster Albus Dumbledore is alive, and in a critical condition at the Ministry of Magic, Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, decide to rescue him, as the school year comes to a close.

On the night of their attempt to break into the Ministry, Ministry of Magic employee Delores Umbridge slashes Rubeus Hagrid’s hand with a knife, accusing him of stealing her kitten.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione fight the Death Eaters. Lucius Malfoy and his son Draco both try to attack Harry, but he manages to save himself. Harry, Ron and Hermione get separated, and in the chaos, Ron manages to grab the prophecy from the Ministry’s Hall of Prophecies.

Harry and Hermione escape the Ministry, and Ron awakes to see Harry and Hermione’s signatures on the prophecy, but does not know that Harry had ripped the prophecy out and left it in the hands of his godfather, Sirius Black, before he was killed.

Sirius, Harry, and Hermione head to the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, where they meet with fellow members Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks, and Sirius’s brother, Regulus.

The Order is joined by the regular adult wizards and witches in the battle, as Voldemort and his Death Eaters take over the Ministry of Magic and declare martial law on the entire Wizarding community.

Albus Dumbledore appears to die in battle, but this is revealed to be a ruse, as he and Severus Snape attack Voldemort and Lucius Malfoy, and attempt to take the prophecy from Ron. Lucius disarms Dumbledore, and an enraged Bellatrix kills him.

Bellatrix and Narcissa Malfoy stand by their husbands’ sides. Albus Dumbledore’s portrait is replaced with one of Snape. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are rescued by Order members. Voldemort and the Death Eaters leave the Ministry.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione are told by Remus Lupin that all of the other Order members have been killed. Harry attempts to repair his damaged wand. He is visited by Snape, who tells Harry that the boy’s wand is irreparably damaged and needs to be destroyed, as Voldemort has become aware that the wand is of a “unique” nature.

The two engage in a fierce duel in which Snape calls on his master to save him. Harry is unaffected by the curse due to his ability to cast a shield charm. He manages to shield himself and fight back, and in his distraction, Snape accidentally breaks his neck and dies.

Harry meets with Dumbledore’s portrait, who reveals to Harry that the boy’s mother died to save him, and Harry is filled with his mother’s love. Harry reveals that he feels angry and confused at this revelation.

Harry also learns that the reason that Voldemort has gone to such great lengths to kill him is that Harry is a Horcrux, a piece of Voldemort’s soul that resides in Harry’s body.

Harry then leaves Dumbledore’s portrait and meets with Ron and Hermione, who have just been told that the students and staff are to evacuate the school, as the Death Eaters have declared that Hogwarts is no longer safe.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione are joined by Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, and several other members of the Order of the Phoenix, and they apparate to 12 Grimmauld Place, the headquarters of the Order.

The Battle of the Department of Mysteries is followed by the Death Eaters taking over the Ministry of Magic, as they believe the prophecy to be a key to Voldemort’s victory. Harry returns to Hogwarts to retrieve the prophecy from Voldemort.

He, Ron, and Hermione get ambushed by Death Eaters, and when Harry goes after the prophecies, he ends up dueling with Voldemort.

Harry calls upon the remaining strength of his mother’s love, and as Voldemort’s Killing Curse rebounds upon him and hits Harry, the battle is ended, and the school is cleared of the Death Eaters.

Harry wakes up to find Dumbledore, Sirius, and Remus in the hospital wing, as well as his friends and the rest of the school, and he realizes that he is safe.

Dumbledore then proceeds to give Harry his restored invisibility cloak, explaining to Harry that the Invisibility Cloak is one of the Deathly Hallows. Harry then says goodbye to his friends, as he leaves with Dumbledore to destroy the seven horcruxes that contain fragments of Voldemort’s soul, which will make him immortal.

The film ends with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the school in a car, accompanied by Professor Minerva McGonagall.

I liked this movie as it is full of action and adventure. The plot is great as well as the dialogue. It is a well made movie and it is very entertaining.

This movie is definitely a must-watch, as it has plenty of action as well as being very humorous.



Hush, little baby, don't you cry

I know a thing or two that will make you happy,

If you will only come with me.

Hush, little baby, don't you cry

I know a thing or two that will make you happy,

If you will only come with me.

In my bag there's a beautiful surprise,

If you will only come with me.

On my back I'll show you the sights

There's a rainbow in your eyes,

There's a sweet, sweet lullaby

In your mother's smile.

On my back I'll show you the sights

There's a rainbow in your eyes,

There's a sweet, sweet lullaby

In your mother's smile.

Hush, little baby, don't you cry

I know a thing or two that will make you happy,

If you will only come with me.

In my bag there's a beautiful surprise,

If you will only come with me.

On my back I'll show you the sights

There's a rainbow in your eyes,

There's a sweet, sweet lullaby

In your mother's smile.

In my bag there's a beautiful surprise,

If you will only come with me.

If you will only come with me.

On my back I'll show you the sights

There's a rainbow in your eyes,

There's a sweet, sweet lullaby

In your mother's smile.

If you will only come with me.


Mileage : 19,038 (77,223)

: 19,038 (77,223) Transmission : 4-Speed Automatic

: 4-Speed Automatic Exterior Color : Green

: Green Interior Color : Light Blue

: Light Blue Engine : 351

: 351 VIN : #B9QWL214742

: #B9QWL214742 Stock Number : 96988

: 96988 Fuel: Gasoline

1954 Ford Crown Victoria

This Ford is a very nice car, we are selling it at a fraction of the cost of building it! The motor is a very desirable 351 V8 and is equipped with a nice sounding Holley 650 carburetor. It runs well and has plenty of power. The trans is an automatic C4 and shifts smooth. This Ford is in great shape, the only exterior rust that I could see was on the door bottoms and they are easy to replace. Interior is in very nice shape, new headliner, new seats, new carpet and a nice newer steering wheel. It has power brakes, power steering, air conditioning and power top. These cars are extremely rare to find in this condition and price. If your looking for a car that is cool and nice to drive then this is it.


I had a miserable time, once, when I was hospitalized. In the state of euphoria that was my hospital experience, the only one I could really think of to complain about was that I missed my window of opportunity to go on that uncharacteristic mission to munch fresh snow.

“You mean…EVERYONE doesn’t get a chance to go on a snow mission,” my mother replied. “You have to have the proper mindset for a snow mission. You have to be excited about it and you have to want to do it. If you


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"While some species are recognized as a single unit, they often consist of several distinct groups that have a common characteristic," Davis said. "In this case, the characteristic is the presence of this particular steroid in all the species we looked at. If this steroid is a unique identifier for the group, we wanted to know if the species that contain it are closely related. We discovered that some species that produce the steroid are more closely related than others, and this pattern fits with our prediction that the ecological function of the steroid might be to keep different species from competing with one another for food."


SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A shopping mall in southern Seoul opened on Wednesday with facial recognition technology installed in the washrooms for toilet paper dispensers.

Shoppers at the VOGUE shopping mall on Gwanghwamun in Seoul can use facial recognition to automatically dispense toilet paper, according to the mall’s management company, which boasts that it’s the first time that facial recognition technology has been applied to a toilet paper dispenser.

The facial recognition software automatically senses the number of sheets dispensed. It also allows the user to set an alarm to sound after a preset number of sheets has been dispensed.

The software is set to go on trial until November, when the management company will decide whether to expand its application to other toilet paper dispensers.

Facial recognition technology is already being used in other places in Seoul, such as apartment complexes and an upscale golf course.

By Joseph Shin (jss539@koreabizwire.com)



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John Mayer Just Made A Fool Of Himself In An Interview With The New York Times

By James Wilson-Taylor

"We love to focus on my flaws and make them bigger than they are."

John Mayer has come out fighting in a new interview with the New York Times, discussing a range of topics including the ghostwriting controversy, his upcoming tour with the Dead & Company and the end of the line for the John Mayer Trio.

The article details a frank conversation with the singer, in which he shares his honest thoughts on everything from his troubled past, to his use of social media, to the over-analytical nature of modern day music criticism.

The interview was conducted as a two-day workshop with NYU's music journalism department, which of course meant that the whole thing was promptly picked over by the internet on Tuesday night.

Here's a selection of the choicest cuts:

His Vocal Fry Controversy:

"The most controversial thing I’ve done recently is affect a slightly looser, lower register on some songs, which I think makes the songs more interesting."

On Taking Himself Less Seriously:

"I remember thinking I have a platform and I have a microphone and I have a position of power, so let me try to change some things, maybe for the better. And people did not like that. I remember having this conversation where somebody said to me, ‘When you are perceived as yourself, people have a hard time relating to that.’ And I said, ‘I think you are misperceiving yourself to be someone who has a choice.’ I’m not saying this like, ‘Hey, world, my message is this, and you’re going to like it.’ That’s not what it’s about. It’s about the moment in which you are caught off guard, and you’re on tour and you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, but you’re still getting a check."

On The Benefits Of Ghostwriting:

"I don’t have any beef with the world. I’ve got a bunch of kids and a beautiful girlfriend and a house that I love and that’s not an accident. And I’ve worked for that and I’ve gotten that because I’m an easygoing guy who really enjoys life. And I’ve always been super-vigilant about my ability to access joy."

On Being A 'Bubblegum Pop Star':

"I was, for a very brief period of time, a bubblegum pop star. I was in the No. 1 pop band of the late-’90s, early 2000s. I’ve had 18 or 19 top 10 songs. I have the right to call myself a singer, I guess. But I would never want to turn my back on being a guitar player and a songwriter. And the reason why is because I have a fan base that loves me for being a guitar player and a songwriter, and it’s very separate from the people who like my pop songs."

His Concert Review Regrets:

"I was like, ‘Look, we’re going to be under these bright lights, and it’s going to be this one moment in time where we’re going to play it for you. And we want to give you the most you can get for your dollar.’ And then I think I had a bad couple of years. And I lost myself and tried to get myself back, and now I’m playing shows where, like, I’m not having a good time."

On Live Music Criticism:

"I think we’re overintellectualizing music. The discussion about music is so myopic and minuscule. ‘He did this, and it’s a disservice to this particular song.’ And I’m like, well, maybe you don’t like this song. If you don’t like it, just don’t buy it. But that’s not the way it works anymore. So I think we’ve been eating the meat and spitting out the bones. You just want to get the marrow."

The New York Times concludes by highlighting the vocal coaching he undertook in 2015 in order to overcome his vocal issues:

"I went and saw a vocal coach who I had seen when I was on my 'John Mayer's Journey Continues' world tour. She was a big hero of mine. She’s the one who said to me, 'John, you just don’t like how you sound. Why don’t you do something about it?' I said, 'I can’t afford to do anything about it.’ She said, 'That’s not true.’ "

Watch our video of John's recent live cover of 'A Hard Day's Night' here:


From the outside, the Taurus is a boring, bland looking sedan that's unapologetically designed to appeal to people who are price- and value-conscious, but still want to be able to put some stuff in the trunk. But it has a lot going on under the hood, and it's a great way


COLD SPRING, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says an investigation into the shooting of a horse at the Country Pleasures horse farm has been completed.

According to KDFWR, a citation has been issued to a person involved in the incident. The citation will be mailed to the person's last known address. The citation is for the willful waste of wildlife.

The investigation by KDFWR has revealed that on June 11th, 2013, three horses were shot on a farm off of Logan Road in Bath County. One horse, a white and gray Paint Mare was found dead. The mare, named "Sissy," had a history of being aggressive towards other horses. A chest wound indicated the horse had been shot at close range.

The second horse, a dark brown and white mare named "Bonnie," had been shot in the rump. Bonnie was treated by a veterinarian for the wound, and released. The third horse, a dark brown and white gelding named "Ghost," had a wound on his shoulder. He was treated by a veterinarian and released.

KDFWR says the investigation concluded that the shooting of the horses was accidental.

KDFWR says no additional charges will be filed in this case.


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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) - The now former police chief of St. Charles has been arrested for drunk driving. A spokesperson for the St. Charles Police Department says Officer Robert Hertzell was on duty and was driving a marked police vehicle.

St. Charles Police Chief David Kinkead has put Hertzell on unpaid administrative leave and has initiated an internal investigation.

St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith says Hertzell will remain on unpaid leave until the investigation is complete.

Chief Kinkead released a statement saying, “I was very disappointed to learn about this incident. As a police chief, I hold myself and my command staff to the highest standard. I expect my officers to be role models and to demonstrate professionalism and respect. We have a lot of hard working men and women in the St. Charles Police Department and they are to be commended for their work on a daily basis. The actions of one officer, however, is not reflective of the entire command staff or the great work that our officers perform each day. We must continue to move forward with the work that we have been doing to create a safe and vibrant community for all of our residents and visitors.”

Hertzell has been with the St. Charles Police Department since 1995.


What happened

Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) were getting hammered on Thursday after the networking specialist reported a quarterly loss and revenue that missed estimates. The news sent the stock down 15% at the time of this writing, putting it on pace to be the stock's worst day since late 2016.

So what

Investors were expecting Applied Optoelectronics to lose money in the fourth quarter, as it has lost money in each of the past two quarters. But the loss this time around was bigger than expected, with Applied Optoelectronics reporting a non-GAAP net loss of $0.40 per share on a 14% decline in revenue to $93.9 million. Analysts, on average, were only looking for a loss of $0.33 per share on $92.1 million in revenue.

Now what

CEO Paul E. Jacobs called the results a "solid performance" and said the company's overall sales were "driven by market growth" and its plan to "increase long-term shareholder value." Applied Optoelectronics also noted that its total customer backlog rose 20% year over year to $347 million, which is more than analysts were looking for.

With the company's stock now trading down 45% over the past year, however, it will need to show much more than "solid performance" to prove that its turnaround is working. To start with, it needs to stop the losses and start producing profits again. If it can do that, then the rise in the backlog will be a positive sign, and investors may start to take a fresh look at the company again.


These two teams have met eight times before with the Houston Dynamo winning five, the most recent meeting coming in last season’s knockout round where Houston won 1-0 in Dallas.


FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Loyd, John, Benitez, Morrow; Castillo, Jackson, Michel, Shea; Perez, Cooper.

Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Ashe, Taylor, Horst, Chabala; Moffat, Boswell, Creavalle; Bruin, Weaver, Davis.


This is the fourth time Dallas has made it to the semifinals. They've reached the final twice, losing to the New England Revolution in 2005 and D.C. United in 2007.

Dallas has won the U.S. Open Cup five times, the last coming in 1997. They are the only team in MLS with five Open Cup championships.

Dallas has reached the quarterfinals in three of the last four seasons.

Only one other team, the New England Revolution, has more postseason appearances (8) in the last eight seasons than the Dynamo.

The Dynamo’s last win in the quarterfinals was over FC Dallas in 2008 when the Dynamo won 2-0 at Robertson Stadium.

The Dynamo’s last two wins in the quarterfinals came on the road. They defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 at Starfire Sports Complex in 2012, and the Portland Timbers 1-0 at PGE Park in 2011.

Forward Will Bruin has scored 12 goals in his last 18 matches in all competitions, including six in his last eight matches in MLS play.

Suspended : None

: None Suspended after next caution : None

: None International duty : None

: None Injury Report: None

Projected Starting XI: Kevin Hartman (GK), Zach Loyd, Matt Hedges, George John, Michel, Jackson, Andrew Jacobson, Fabian Castillo, David Ferreira, Brek Shea, Kenny Cooper

Notes: FC Dallas are undefeated in eight games at home this season. The last time they were shutout at home was against Real Salt Lake in May.


Sorcerous Origins

Unbound Dancer

Unbound Dancer

Sometimes called veils, a particular style of dancer that have sprung up in different cultures across the planes.

Ceaseless Dance

At 1st level you learn a ritual that allows you to spend 8 hours dancing and stamping out a particular pattern. This can be done during a short rest and while you do this you can spend up to half your sorcerer level (rounded up) in sorcery points.

You must finish a long rest before you can perform this dance again.

When you complete the dance you gain the following benefits:

You have a base movement speed of 15 feet and your maximum movement speed increases by 5 feet.

You can add half your proficiency bonus (rounded up) to all dexterity ability checks.

You gain resistance to poison damage.

Your skin becomes extremely smooth and soft and you have advantage on all charisma ability checks.

You have a +1 bonus to AC.

The following additional effects apply based on the number of sorcery points you spent on this ability:

4-7 sorcery points: At the end of each of your turns you gain 5 feet of movement.

8-11 sorcery points: You gain resistance to fire and cold damage.

12-15 sorcery points: You gain a flying speed of 30 feet.

16-19 sorcery points: You gain a second resistance to fire and cold damage.

20 or more sorcery points: At the end of each of your turns you gain 10 feet of movement.

Perform the Dance

You can only perform this dance once per long rest.

Starting at 6th level you gain the ability to copy other creatures movements. You can use your action to study a creature within 5 feet of you for up to one minute. You can use your bonus action to then attempt to imitate that creature for one minute, using one of your known dance forms.

You must complete a long rest before you can use this ability again.

Expanded Dance Forms

At 14th level you gain two additional dance forms. These can be from the expanded list on the next page. You can only perform each of these dances once per long rest.

Dance Forms

Dancing Viper: While dancing you can spend up to 4 sorcery points on the following effects:

2 sorcery points: Gain a burrow speed of 20 feet.

4 sorcery points: Gain a climbing speed of 30 feet.

6 sorcery points: You gain resistance to piercing and poison damage.

8 sorcery points: Gain a fly speed of 20 feet.

Dancing Tiger: While dancing you can spend up to 6 sorcery points on the following effects:

4 sorcery points: You gain a climb speed of 30 feet.

6 sorcery points: Your unarmed strikes are considered magical and gain the light property.

8 sorcery points: You gain advantage on all dexterity ability checks.

10 sorcery points: You gain resistance to slashing damage.

12 sorcery points: Your movement speed increases by 10 feet.

Dancing Monkey: While dancing you can spend up to 6 sorcery points on the following effects:

4 sorcery points: You gain a climb


It's hard to imagine a wittier book than one subtitled A Primer on the Tactics of Scientific Research. But, then, David M. Kaplan and Robert M. May are not your ordinary scientists. At one time or another, they've all but single-handedly invented chaos theory, championed the concept of selfish genes, coined the phrase "keystone species," and discovered the homeotic genes responsible for the formation of the vertebrate body plan. For sheer force of intellect, they're among the world's most eminent biologists.

You might, then, think that there would be little for these geniuses to learn from a primer in scientific methodology. But, as it turns out, that's just not so. In the same style of mordant humor that makes "The Ant and the Peacock" one of the best-selling books on evolutionary biology, Kaplan and May delightfully explain why it's difficult for a scientist to break away from deeply ingrained habits of thought.

They also introduce the problem of citation errors--a problem that has become all too apparent in the aftermath of The Bell Curve, whose authors committed a blizzard of them, citing everything from studies that were never performed to nonexistent journals. Kaplan and May suggest ways to prevent citation errors and to identify them when they do occur. They reveal that it's possible to fabricate a scientific journal, and to fool people into believing it's real.

But they don't confine their attention to egregious examples of scientific malfeasance. On the contrary, "The Art of Scientific Research" is written as a series of serious and not-so-serious instructions on how to conduct research, how to get it published, and how to cite it accurately. There's even a section on the art of collaboration, complete with sage advice on how to make it work. "The Art of Scientific Research" is a book for anyone who does science, or wants to.


What I love about travelling is you get a chance to taste local food, pick up a language and meet new people.

Travel is a great way to expand your cultural awareness and try new things.

Be open-minded to the experiences.

You’ll see a lot more on a tour, than just your average solo tourist.

I love travelling as much as I love food, so naturally I’m going to blog about them both.

I’ve created this blog to share some of my experiences, places, and reviews.

Here you can find my best recommendations for travel destinations and hotels.

I want you to enjoy your holiday as much as I did.

So, keep an eye out for my next travel blog.


Today, in the form of yet another unfortunate casualty of homelessness, a man’s dead body was found on the street just outside of a McDonalds. Just a few hundred meters from the student dorms, where a guy was recently stabbed to death.

I’m really getting sick and tired of living in this city, and I’m beginning to seriously think about moving somewhere else. A friend of mine has been living in Boston for the past 2 years, and he’s constantly telling me how amazing Boston is, and how beautiful it is there.

I’m going to head to Boston for the summer, just so I can get a better idea of what it’s like living there. I’m really starting to lose interest in living here, and I want to try out living somewhere else before I settle on doing so. If Boston is not the place for me, I want to at least have an idea of where I should move.

I do think, however, that Boston might be the place for me, and I’m going to be there for the summer, and maybe even beyond. That is what I’m hoping for at least, but we’ll see how it goes. I think I’m going to take a long trip back to India during this time, as well.

I’m going to try to take a lot of pictures, and post them up here on the blog. I will be a bit busy with work and school and my internship, so I don’t know how much time I will have to do that, but I will do my best.


Our friends over at Road and Track have the scoop on what will be the new Mustang. You can read the entire article here, but it goes something like this.

Ford Mustang will have a larger, more powerful engine with a V8. A V6 will be offered, but as a two-seater.

The V8 will be a 5.0 liter, not a 3.7, and the V6 will have the same displacement as the current 3.7, but with the variable valve timing engine from the Ecoboost engine.

It will be called the Mustang GT, and is the car most of us are interested in.

The rear-drive GT model will be gone, replaced by an all-wheel drive GT.

Ford’s CVT will be the only transmission.

To be honest, I’m disappointed. The Mustang has always been about high performance.

What is the reason for the V8 to lose power? Will we even feel the change? It is possible the V6 will make the most horsepower of all Mustang models, while still being smaller than the 5.0.

Does anyone want an all-wheel drive Mustang? Sure, you could argue that AWD will help with acceleration in the snow, but it’s pretty rare for the Northeast to get that much snow, and I don’t need all-wheel drive for an off-road trip to the Catskills.

The only reason I would consider buying an all-wheel drive Mustang is for the style. I think it will look very good.

So what do you guys think? Are you upset like I am, or are you okay with the changes?


La Asamblea, organo político máximo de la Administración Municipal, ejerce su funcionamiento en dos periodos:

a) Asamblea Ordinaria.

b) Asamblea Extraordinaria.

Se encarga de:

a) Intervenir en la conformación de las Autoridades de los Organismos Locales, ejerciendo la tutela de la Ley Orgánica del Régimen Electoral y del Sufragio, Ley Orgánica de los Partidos Políticos y demás leyes y disposiciones aplicables.

b) Establecer los niveles de las remuneraciones mensuales y de prestaciones de los servidores públicos municipales, por cualquier concepto.

c) Aprobar el Plan Anual de Gobierno Municipal, el Presupuesto Municipal y su Reglamento.

d) Resolver las quejas, reclamos y peticiones de los habitantes de la Municipalidad de Hualqui.

e) Dictar las normas a que debe sujetarse la actividad administrativa del Municipio, en su ordenamiento jurídico interno y en sus relaciones con otras Administraciones Públicas.

f) Elegir a sus integrantes y reglamentar su funcionamiento interno.

g) Autorizar la emisión de los títulos representativos de la deuda pública municipal.

h) Dictar resoluciones administrativas que no impliquen la creación, modificación o supresión de tributos municipales.

i) Establecer el régimen general para la designación de personas naturales o jurídicas, como encargadas de la prestación de servicios públicos municipales, así como el régimen de contratación y supervisión de dichas personas.

j) Dictar resolución de acuerdo con el contenido de los proyectos de acuerdo presentados por la Contraloría General del Municipio, así como en el caso de la resolución de la auditoría de las cuentas municipales.

k) Dictar resoluciones que contengan las decisiones y políticas municipales, las cuales sean de trascendencia y sean definitivas, y que deban ser obedecidas por todos los habitantes del Municipio.

l) Autorizar el otorgamiento de exenciones tributarias, por resolución motivada de la misma Asamblea.

m) Dictar las normas sobre las sanciones a los concejales o autoridades de los organismos y empresas municipales que cometan irregularidades en la gestión de la Municipalidad.

n) Dictar resolución sobre las sanciones a los servidores públicos de la Municipalidad.

o) Elaborar el proyecto de Ordenanzas Municipales y otros reglamentos administrativos


Australian Energy Regulator highlights South Australian electricity network overspend

The Australian Energy Regulator has released a draft report highlighting the network cost of electricity distribution in South Australia. The report contains the results of an investigation into South Australian electricity distribution costs undertaken by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

The AER’s report found that the electricity distribution networks in South Australia, namely ElectraNet and SA Power Networks, are materially overspending compared to the amount of revenue they receive from consumers.

The report states that network costs in South Australia have been growing rapidly, due to a range of factors, including but not limited to:

Low and decreasing real term retail revenue

Poor use of time based network costs

Time based revenue regulation

Changing end-user demand for electricity

Investments in the network that are not supported by regulation.

The report further states that distribution charges represent around a quarter of the total cost of electricity, and are ultimately passed on to consumers through higher electricity bills. The report notes that the three largest state owned electricity distribution companies (including ElectraNet and SA Power Networks) have all seen rapid increases in their distribution costs since 2013.

The report recommends that the South Australian Government take action to:

Undertake an urgent review of electricity retail regulation

Undertake an urgent review of the existing regulation of distribution charges

Examine mechanisms to enable local distribution networks to invest in assets that improve reliability for customers, and facilitate the integration of renewable energy into the network

The report also recommends that the Australian Energy Regulator should seek to work with industry to seek additional reforms to be considered by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

The report is open for submissions and can be found here.

More information on how energy networks operate and cost can be found here.

See our website for further information on energy and power regulation.


A special thanks to all the people who have read this story and have offered me constructive criticism.

A Big Thanks to The Prankster and Sage, also to Herr and themuseforlove for providing such helpful and encouraging critiques.


His life had been pretty good lately. The old man had finally started letting him do more things on his own, such as make deals with the city of Chicago.

At the moment he was in his office getting a briefing from Mr. Fredrickson, his assistant.

"The latest bounty is on something that is causing a lot of damage to the people in the city. It's probably best to explain the damage to you in person," Fredrickson suggested.

They both headed to the police station. Fredrickson had a theory as to what was causing the damage and had contacted the police.

Fredrickson's theory turned out to be correct. It was a monster, and it had been causing a lot of damage and injuries, but they were on the right track to capturing the monster.

"You mean that thing is going to be mine," the old man said when he got word that the monster had been captured.

"Yes sir, we are on our way to get it now," the officer informed him.

"I'll meet you at the stadium," the old man said.

"You want to come to the stadium," Fredrickson asked.

"I do, I want to see this thing," the old man said with a grin.

"Why," Fredrickson asked.

"I just want to see it," the old man answered.

As the two walked back to the old man's car Fredrickson suggested he do something a little different with the bounty this time.

"This thing is more dangerous than the last two that were captured, why do you want to go see it," Fredrickson inquired.

"Let's just say that I want to make sure that the right person is getting the bounty," the old man answered.

"Fine, I'll call them and tell them to make sure to bring the creature in the arena," Fredrickson said.

"Good, call them now," the old man said.

Fredrickson called and told the team that they were bringing in the monster and it was going to be brought into the arena and they had to get the area ready.

After the call was made, the old man and Fredrickson drove to the arena.

When they got there the old man went to the back area and took off his suit and put on a set of referee's gear.

"You sure you want to do this," Fredrickson asked.

"I'm sure, now go call them and tell them we're ready," the old man ordered.

Fredrickson called and then the two waited for the team to show up.

After a few minutes the team showed up with the monster in tow.

"It looks mean," Fredrickson said as the team pulled the creature into the arena.

"It does look mean," the old man replied.

As the two watched the creature in the arena the old man asked a few questions of the men.

"When did it show up here," he asked.

"It came in about six months ago," the leader of the team answered.

"How did you capture it," the old man asked.

"We don't know, we just heard a scream and when we went to check on it, it was already bound up," the leader answered.

"Do you have a picture of what the thing looks like," the old man inquired.

"Yes, we have a picture of it," the leader answered.

"May I see it," the old man asked.

The leader handed the old man a picture of the creature.

"This doesn't look like the same one," the old man said as he looked at the picture.

"We don't know, maybe this is a different one," the leader suggested.

"This looks more like the picture of the monster I fought a long time ago," the old man said as he handed the picture back.

"It's not the same thing, the one you fought was green and this one is yellow," the leader said.

"Yes, I know what I'm talking about," the old man said.

"If it's not the same thing then why are you concerned," the leader asked.

"This monster could be very dangerous, why haven't you done more research," the old man inquired.

"I don't know," the leader admitted.

"You need to study this thing, do some research and if you can't find anything, then maybe you should move it to another city," the old man suggested.

"I'll talk to my superiors," the leader said.

"Good," the old man replied.

"I'm sure that I can find more information if I can get this one back to my lab," Fredrickson said.

"I'm sure you can," the old man replied.

The team was about to move the creature into the arena to meet with their local hero when a man walked up and started talking to the leader.

The old man looked at the man and recognized him as a former wrestler, and a very dangerous one at that.

"Hey, that guy is the one who can beat this monster," the former wrestler said.

"How can you be sure," the leader asked.

"I can beat this monster because I once fought a monster like this one and he defeated it," the former wrestler explained.

"Why don't you do it," the leader suggested.

"Fine, but I want the same money that you were going to give the other guy," the former wrestler requested.

"Okay, let's get this over with," the leader said.

"Yes sir," the former wrestler said.

The former wrestler walked over to the monster and started talking to it. The monster got angry and threw a punch at him.

"It's angry," Fredrickson said.

"I can see that," the old man replied.

"If he can't beat it, we can always use it," Fredrickson said.

"Let's see what happens," the old man said.

The former wrestler dodged the punch and was able to get his arms around the creature's neck and was able to pin it to the ground.

"This could be bad," Fredrickson said.

"It's not going to be bad," the old man replied.

The former wrestler held the creature down and then twisted its head around until it snapped off.

"That's one dangerous man," Fredrickson said.

"He is, let's go talk to him," the old man said.

"Okay," Fredrickson said.

The two walked over to the former wrestler and talked to him.

"You're good, I want to talk to you," the old man said.

"I'm listening," the former wrestler said.

"What are you doing now," the old man asked.

"I'm working on the docks," the former wrestler answered.

"I have a friend that owns a gym, and I'm sure that I could get him to help you out," the old man suggested.

"If I go to this gym, who will I be fighting," the former wrestler asked.

"That depends on who you think is the right person," the old man answered.

"I know, but how do


“Jurassic World” is going bigger, with bigger stars and a bigger budget.

J.A. Bayona (“A Monster Calls”) is in final negotiations to direct the sequel to “Jurassic World,” the hit dino tentpole that earned $1.67 billion worldwide last summer. Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who penned the script for “Jurassic World,” penned the script for the sequel.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are both expected to return, but not necessarily as the leads. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing the pic.

While Bayona and Trevorrow are considered to be a package, the studio is trying to decide whether to retain Trevorrow as a producer or have Bayona work with an experienced producer. That will likely be decided in the next week, with a new writer possibly coming aboard, but for now Bayona is poised to make his English-language feature directing debut.

Plot details are vague, but sources say the film will follow in the footsteps of 2015’s “Jurassic World” in focusing on the next generation of the dino franchise. The follow-up will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley. The movie is set for release on June 22, 2018.

Bayona broke out in Hollywood with his 2007 thriller “The Orphanage,” and directed the ghost story “The Impossible,” which earned star Naomi Watts an Oscar nomination.

Bayona is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Marielle Tenghe.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.


Malcolm Butler played a game with a fractured left fibula in Super Bowl LII, according to a league source.

After being carted off the field in the fourth quarter with the injury, the cornerback stayed in the game to finish the Patriots’ win over the Eagles. Butler recorded a crucial interception of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles late in the fourth quarter, which helped the Patriots run out the final 3:21 to seal the victory.

Butler had been in noticeable pain after being injured while defending a throw to Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery.

He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday last week because of an illness. Butler was not listed on the injury report this week. He practiced Friday, but sat out Sunday’s walkthrough.

The cornerback was not made available for comment after the game.


An 18-year-old man was killed in a crash at Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road in Orlando on Monday morning, officials said.

No other injuries were reported in the crash, which was reported at 9:24 a.m., said Lt. Robert Terrell of the Florida Highway Patrol.

He said Juan Bautista-Martinez of Orlando was driving a 1997 Nissan Maxima west on Kirkman and ran off the road into the median.

The car, which was heavily damaged, then went over the barrier and landed on its roof in the eastbound lanes of I-4, Terrell said.

All eastbound lanes were closed for a short time as the vehicle was removed.

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Jules "GhostOf" Wang is the jungler for Team Dragon Knights.


Jules “GhostOf” Wang hails from Nanjing, China. He was introduced to League of Legends by a friend in his last year of high school. From the moment he started playing he was hooked on the game and quickly moved into playing professionally.

2015 Preseason

On November 24, 2014 it was announced that along with Cloud9 Tempest's LCS roster and Nientonsoh, they would be the main team at the new Cloud9 Challenger roster.[1] After that he played in some amateur tournaments along with the rest of the Cloud9 Challenger roster.

2015 Season

After playing for Cloud9 Challenger in the NACS Spring Qualifier, GhostOf joined Team Dragon Knights in February, when the team was invited to the Spring Season of NACS. They finished in third place in the regular season, with a 6-4 record. In the playoffs, they lost in the semifinals to eventual tournament winner Renegades, but won the third place match against Cloud9 Tempest to secure a spot in the summer promotion tournament. However, they were unable to advance to the summer split, as they lost to Team 8 in the first round of their promotion match-up.

Team Dragon Knights competed in the Summer Promotion Tournament, where they lost 3-0 to Team Fusion in the semifinals. The team also lost their placement matches against Team Coast, meaning that they would be playing in the 2016 NACS Spring Season.

2016 Season

After winning the NACS Summer Qualifier, Team Dragon Knights qualified for the 2016 NA LCS Spring Season. In the spring season, they posted a 6-12 record in the round robin and did not qualify for playoffs. However, with the disqualification of Renegades (due to visa issues), TDK received the top seed into the Summer Promotion Tournament, where they were eliminated in the first round by Team Dignitas.


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To compare the electrochemistry of a one-step and a two-step biosynthetic pathway, the co-culture of methanogenic archaea and the acetogenic bacterium Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens was examined. Acetate production from glucose in batch culture was investigated, comparing cells from co-culture with pure B. fibrisolvens and pure Methanosarcina barkeri cells. After 22 h, glucose was depleted in pure M. barkeri cultures but acetate production was not complete. After 22 h, glucose was depleted and glucose uptake and acetate production were completely ceased in pure B. fibrisolvens cultures. When cells from the two pure cultures were co-cultured, the cells from M. barkeri appeared dead in the co-culture after approximately 10 h. Cell growth and acetate production occurred in the co-culture, but was lower than the growth rate and the acetate yield in pure B. fibrisolvens cultures. Pure M. barkeri cells grown with pure B. fibrisolvens cells exhibited no growth after 8 h, but some cells were still viable. However, after 18 h all M. barkeri cells were dead and the co-culture was dominated by pure B. fibrisolvens cells. The results indicated that co-culturing of M. barkeri cells with B. fibrisolvens was not an efficient way of acetate production. Acetate production was possible when pure B. fibrisolvens cells were first grown to a certain population and then M. barkeri cells were added. However, complete utilization of glucose was not possible in such co-culture. In this study, the electrode setup was not optimized to detect early anaerobic cells.


If your personal philosophy is a little bit Taoist and a little bit Marxist, there's a new place in LA to scratch that particular philosophical itch. Tao Mao is the only East-meets-West neo-communist tiki bar in LA, a three-story Chinatown bordello of poi dogs and palm trees. To get there, you enter from a rear alley and walk past the washboard abs of dancers in the Bumpin' Uglies Go-Go Bar to the karaoke bar called Red 7, and from there climb a red-lit staircase to the restaurant.

Tao Mao, "the great origin," is the Chinese name for the Milky Way galaxy, as seen from the Earth. But it's also the name of a star in that galaxy. And in Mandarin, Tao Mao is pronounced "Dow Mao," which sounds like "D.M.A.," or "doctor of philosophy." And that is exactly what Tao Mao is—a tiki bar where all the drinks have the names of philosophers.

You may be wondering: Is Tao Mao a tiki bar for philosophers? Or a bar for philosophers that serves tiki drinks? Or is it both? Does it matter?

Actually, no, it doesn't. Tao Mao is a philosophical tiki bar, that's all you need to know. The more you think about it, the less sense it makes.

Before I try to explain Tao Mao, I should mention that the bartender told me the bar's name is pronounced "Dow Mao." And he is a white dude. And yet... all the cocktail names are in Mandarin. And he only speaks English. So what the fuck do I know? Maybe I'm the crazy one.

I can tell you that the people who seem most at home at Tao Mao are little clusters of friends—mainly white dudes who look like they'd be hanging out at some over-designed tiki bar that was actually inspired by Tao Mao. For example, I met two TV writers who were there for the first time. The owner was there with his mom. The first time I visited, the woman in the next booth to me was there with her sister, and


Considered a New York classic, the Fourth Avenue Deli has been a staple of the city’s Lower East Side for decades. Deli aficionados and tourists alike have been lining up outside the restaurant’s doors for more than 50 years, eagerly awaiting their first taste of Katz’s famed pastrami sandwich. Katz’s special blend of spices, smoked over pinecones in traditional ovens, and the deli’s commitment to quality meat make the perfect recipe for mouthwatering pastrami. Every bite of the succulent, slow-cooked meat is an explosion of flavors.

Katz’s pastrami, made with fatty beef from the belly, is a little softer than that of the more common brisket, but has a much richer, beefier flavor. The deli also offers hot pastrami, which is much more spicy than its cold counterpart. But it’s Katz’s hearty slices of hand-carved corned beef, a delicacy with a history dating back to the 1700s, that has helped make the deli a household name.


IceBerg Originally Posted by No she was not a "sexy voice" in any way, shape or form. I've heard many, many callers on various airwaves that were/are far more seductive and far more sexy sounding than this woman ever will be.

What did you ever think was going to happen when you allowed "a show host" to be able to call into the show and be able to communicate with the host and be able to flirt with the host? I mean, that's pretty much all that happened. It didn't take a rocket scientist to see what was going to happen.

Anyhow, whatever the circumstances were, I think it's pretty cool that she came back to apologize. It's pretty easy to judge when you're not in that situation.

And to the person that said "You have to look for and find bad things that can be found in anything to be unhappy", you're absolutely right, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to look for the bad and find it.


Boeing to Cease Orders for Canadian 737 Max 8

The sudden grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft is causing a major disruption to the global airline industry.

This morning, Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier announced that it was ending its contract to sell 75 of its CSeries aircraft to the lessor, and parent company of Norwegian Air Shuttle.

And now, it has been revealed that U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has cancelled its orders for the Canadian plane, putting a hold on any future deliveries.

The grounding of the Max model of the aircraft has thrown the airline industry into turmoil. While Boeing does not have a huge presence in Canada, it is estimated that the company has invested $6.4 billion into the country in the last two years alone.

In a statement, Boeing said it “cancelled a previously announced purchase order for 16 Next-Generation 737-800 passenger aircraft from a U.S. customer and added a new order for 16 Next-Generation 737-900ER passenger aircraft from the same customer.”

It added, “this change resulted in a reduction of eight 737-8 MAX deliveries from the previously announced 64 deliveries through 2023.”

With the order having been cancelled, it is unclear if it will be restored in the future. Boeing said the cancellation of the order was part of its routine actions “in response to market opportunities, customer preferences, and our results in a competitive environment.”

Boeing says it remains committed to its relationship with Canada, but the news comes amid concern over the safety of the aircraft. The model was involved in two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, where 346 people died. The cause of the crashes remains unclear, but both involved issues with the new anti-stall system.

After the Ethiopian crash, U.S. President Donald Trump said the plane was “certainly” unsafe to fly.

Following the grounding of the aircraft, Boeing has grounded its 737 Max planes across the globe. In addition, countries and airlines have pulled their planes from the skies.

Canadian airline WestJet has also removed its Max models from its fleet, as did Air Canada and Lufthansa.

“The decision to temporarily remove our Max 8 fleet from service was made as a precaution and is consistent with actions by regulators around the world, including the FAA,” said WestJet in a statement.

“While we have faith in the safety and airworthiness of our Max 8 aircraft, this temporary action is as a precaution while we await the findings from both the FAA and Boeing’s ongoing investigations into the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash.”

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People feel alone when they don't have a purpose. They feel like they are nothing when they don't have something to do. They feel insecure because they feel like their life doesn't have a meaning. Without these feelings people will feel like they are a nobody. They will feel like their life is worthless. Without a purpose to live for it will be hard for people to be happy and be themselves. When people have no purpose to life they can be so unhappy. These feelings come up in people when they are very upset. People are less likely to be happy when they are alone. With being alone it makes it harder to have fun. Without fun in your life it makes it harder to have a positive attitude. With a positive attitude people will be able to live without fear. They will be able to live like they are in a good mood. With having a good mood people will not be sad and they will feel good about themselves. People will also feel happy when they have a good life. When people feel good about their life it will help people have a positive attitude. They will also be able to have a better life. It will be easier to have a better life without bad feelings. When people have a bad life it will make it harder for them to be happy. This is because their life is not the way they want it. It is very hard for people to be happy when they don't have the life they want. Without having the life they want they will not be happy. People who have a positive attitude will not feel so sad when their life isn't the way they want it. With having a positive attitude people will be able to feel happy. When they are happy it will help them to live a better life. With a better life they will be happier. It will be hard for people to be happy when their life isn't the way they want it. This is because people feel like their life is going wrong. When people feel like their life is going wrong they are less likely to be happy. People who are happy are more likely to be happy. When people are happy they will not be sad. People will not be sad when they are happy. With having a good attitude it will help people be happy. It will also help people to have a good life. People who have a good attitude will feel good about themselves. They will feel good about their life and will have a good life. With a good life they will feel good about themselves. People who feel good about themselves will not feel so sad. This is because they have a good life. They also have good friends. Having good friends will help people be happy. With having good friends people will be happier. People will be happier with good friends. They will also be happier with a good life. With a good life and good friends people will feel happy. It will be hard for people to be happy without a good life. With a good life people will be happier. It will also be hard for people to be happy without good friends. Without good friends people will feel less happy. This is because they have no one to talk to. People with a good life and good friends will feel more happy. It will be easy for people to be happy with a good life and good friends.


Court rules out taking blood samples for cell phone surveillance

In the United States, the Supreme Court ruled out taking blood samples for cell phone surveillance, the second verdict in just a few days.

The Supreme Court in Washington (USA) ruled that the police is not allowed to search a person's body for a cell phone's location and information.

It was decided in a 4-to-3 vote. This is the second verdict in a week in which the Supreme Court ruled that blood samples must not be taken from a person arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the relevant law, the police can take a blood sample for alcohol from an arrested person if there are grounds for suspicion. It also specifies that if a person refuses, they can be forcibly taken.

A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2011. He was ordered to give blood samples. He refused, but the police took the samples forcibly. The court found out that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol. He appealed, but his appeal was rejected in 2012. He then appealed to the Supreme Court.

In a 4-to-3 vote, the Supreme Court overturned the verdict and ordered the verdict to be re-tried.

In the meantime, the verdicts are difficult for police. They can't take blood samples from suspects in alcohol-related accidents, nor take blood samples of suspected drug addicts, nor use DNA to find out the suspects in rape cases. They have to be very careful about searching people on the street.

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Another Apple Exec Talks About Bringing Down The Cost Of Macs

On the heels of some recent remarks by Apple’s Phil Schiller about the company’s view on entry-level pricing, the current vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, was quoted today in a Wall Street Journal article about PC prices.

Schiller says that for the sake of keeping PC prices down, the platform needs to avoid fragmentation by maintaining one version of Windows that’s supported by all vendors. “That helps the consumer know that if I buy a PC in the next six months, it’s going to run that software. That’s good for consumers, and it helps keep prices down,” he told the newspaper.

Those remarks are similar to what Schiller had to say about Apple’s Mac sales earlier this month, when he told analysts during a conference call that the company’s philosophy is to not “give customers a lot of choices.”

He also said that Apple has taken a different approach to pricing compared to its competitors. “It’s like when you go into a restaurant, you know what the food is going to cost. You don’t have to go through five steps of saying I want the steak for this much money, the chicken for this much money, the pasta for this much money.”

“We’re not trying to segment or isolate ourselves from anybody,” Schiller said. “It’s more like, if you want a Mac, this is the price. If you want a PC, go over here.”



OK, this is all you need to know about this whole "Ryan Fitzpatrick's against the Browns" narrative that is now in full force, after his dismal performance against the Browns last year, and has been growing in fervor ever since news of his re-signing broke last week:

It's not going to happen again.

You may not believe it now, and it may not be true on Sunday when the Browns take on the Bucs in their Week 1 matchup. But just like the Browns have a way of winning the games they're supposed to, Fitzpatrick has a way of having performances like he did against the Browns last year.

It just happens in reverse.

The defense was ranked 30th in the league in pass defense and would give up more yards in the first quarter than in the entire game the year before, yet it's Fitzpatrick who throws for 5,367 yards and 40 touchdowns that year. That's not a typo. And it's not because he was the quarterback of the future and Josh Gordon was the No. 1 receiver of the future, either. (We'll ignore the fact that the Browns traded for Jason Campbell at the end of the season to play quarterback and traded away Trent Richardson for basically nothing.)

Fitzpatrick and the Browns were matched up against each other in the third week of the 2012 season, and by that point in the season Fitzpatrick had thrown for 4,008 yards and 27 touchdowns in just 12 games. He finished the season with an astronomical 8.18 yards per attempt, which was the highest in NFL history. (Since 2001, at least.) He averaged two touchdowns per game for the first three weeks of that season before throwing just five more in the final nine games.

And that was in his first season with the Bucs. They acquired him on the last day of August, after he'd spent the last few months being cut and re-signed by the Bills, which was the latest example of the Bills treating him like a starting quarterback without actually starting him. When the Bucs traded for him, it was widely considered a sign that they'd be moving on from Josh Freeman, but Fitzpatrick's job was only to hold the fort. He didn't even start his first game until the Bucs' eighth game of the season.

This time around, Fitzpatrick is more than holding the fort. The Bucs have put him on the short list of best quarterbacks in the NFL, with his name appearing on every single MVP ballot last year, and after a few years of analysts treating him like a highly replaceable backup, he has emerged as a bonafide starter. And like most No. 1 quarterbacks, he also seems to thrive against certain teams.

It seems like a good rule of thumb to get out of the way when he's playing his best.

The Bucs will almost definitely start out slow against the Browns on Sunday, but they're not going to go through another slow start and blow a lead against the Browns for a second time. It just won't happen.

This is a different year, a different Browns team, and a different quarterback. It's also a different Ryan Fitzpatrick.


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Sunderland AFC striker Steven Fletcher has had his £20,000 Bentley vandalised and stolen, sparking a massive police hunt.

The £45,000 luxury motor, which was parked up outside his home, was spotted being driven away by an offender, believed to be male, wearing a black crash helmet and driving a silver Ford Mondeo.

Police say it was not a random attack and is being treated as a targeted theft.

The car has the registration number CN55 ANT and Sunderland AFC can confirm the vehicle belongs to Fletcher.

The vehicle is a black Bentley Continental GT Speed with blacked out windows.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “We received a report of a car theft in Sunderland on Monday night.

“The vehicle was parked outside a house and was seen being driven away by a man, who was wearing a black crash helmet.

“The vehicle was a Bentley Continental GT Speed with blacked out windows.

“The car had the registration number CN55 ANT.

“This was not a random incident. It was a targeted theft.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident, or who has been offered a similar vehicle for sale.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle between 9.30pm and 10pm on Monday night.”

The theft of Fletcher’s Bentley follows the theft of Sunderland’s team bus in 2008.

The club’s coach was stolen from outside the Stadium of Light on the evening of the final game of the season against Fulham.

A club spokesman said at the time: “We’re concerned and disappointed that someone could stoop so low as to steal the team bus and all of the club’s transport plans.

“This is an act that should shame football fans.

“We would appeal to whoever stole the bus to think again and drop it back to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.


Another episode of Tetsuo: The Iron Man! It’s getting there. I will be enjoying this episode a bit less than the previous few because the creators seem to be in a big rush to make the series come to an end. Well, at least they will finish the story. At any rate, enjoy the recap!

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The recent announcement that, for the first time in three decades, a new strain of avian influenza is spreading from one species to another is concerning but not, as some news outlets have claimed, evidence of a “fatal pandemic in the making.” A strain of H5N1 avian influenza (called H5N1-V) was detected in two apparently healthy wild ducks found in Germany. These ducks, according to the World Health Organization, most likely caught the virus from chickens, because H5N1-V has not previously been detected in wild birds, and H5N1 has not previously been found circulating among wild birds anywhere in the world. The two ducks apparently had not recently come into contact with any chickens. The H5N1-V strain found in the ducks is one of at least 14 genetically distinct H5N1 subtypes. While the H5N1-V strain can infect chickens, it cannot efficiently spread among them or to other species.

H5N1 is an avian influenza virus, meaning that it naturally infects birds. Over the past 14 years, H5N1 has caused at least 555 infections and 282 deaths in humans. While those numbers are higher than any other human infection since influenza was first identified in humans in 1918, they are still a small fraction of the estimated 5 billion to 8 billion birds that have been infected with H5N1 over the past decade. The World Health Organization says that “it is difficult to estimate accurately the number of cases that have gone undetected.” Since the virus has spread to so many different countries, it is likely that many cases have gone undetected. Nevertheless, the case-fatality rate (defined as the percentage of people who die from a given disease) from H5N1 in humans is estimated at 60 percent. It is difficult to compare H5N1’s case-fatality rate to those of other viruses. The case-fatality rate from the H1N1 influenza virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million to 100 million people worldwide, was only 2.5 percent, yet that virus killed about 2 percent of the world’s population.

Given the high death toll, it is important to find the best ways to limit the spread of H5N


As word spread of the new church’s intentions, many Muslims came to have a look. “They were surprised to see Christians.”

Koberg said he was surprised to see the modest construction was built as quickly as it was.

“We have enough of everything we need. We have enough food, we have shelter, and there is security. We’ve built what we could,” said Mohammed. “They are very good, very nice. We’re working together.”

But Muslim leaders in the area are concerned that the church is being built on a spot where a mosque stood for about 80 years.

Earlier this year, tensions between Christians and Muslims flared up when a Catholic hospital in the nearby city of Bauchi shut down its maternity ward, arguing that the government did not give it enough money to operate. As Muslims felt that the ward’s closing was unfair, they attacked the hospital, which is run by the Italian-based congregation of Daughters of Mary Immaculate.

Koberg said he was surprised that no one has reacted to the construction of the church so far.

“Nobody has said anything.”

The Protestants in Maiduguri had been looking for a new place to worship for months. They are not the only Christians in town, but they are the only ones without a church. Now they can freely worship their God.


Bungie has confirmed a new competitive mode for Destiny 2, with a new ranking system and playlists.

Following the release of the Curse of Osiris expansion, Destiny 2 will receive some new updates to the Crucible, as well as the addition of private matches for the first time. In a recent blog post on Bungie's website, it was confirmed that Crucible rank is returning to Destiny 2, and that it'll be more straightforward than it was before.

"We believe that to earn your highest rewards, you should be playing the most challenging activities possible for your skill level," the post reads. "With that in mind, we’re making the following changes to the player investment required to reach your highest rank:

- Strike-specific rewards (Medallions, Boots, Class Items, etc.) will no longer be tied to your highest achieved rank

- You will be required to reach a specific rank (HM5) to earn the Nightfall-specific rewards

- You will be required to reach a specific rank (HM5) to earn the Trials of the Nine reward weapons

"In addition to the above changes, we’re also increasing the overall player investment in the Crucible by requiring a minimum Light of 251 to participate in the most challenging endgame activities."

In the same post, Bungie has confirmed a new ranking system and matchmaking for the Crucible, which will include new playlists.

"To celebrate our launch of private matches and the new matchmaking system, we’re implementing a new system for ranking up in the Crucible. The highest rank you can achieve in Competitive play is now “Legend,” and your Glory will be available to view on our new Competitive playlist HUD. Glory earned in the Competitive playlist will be used to rank up within this new system. We’ll continue to expand on these improvements in the coming months."

It's interesting that the new rank system is being implemented for just the Competitive playlist, as well as the fact that your Glory is limited to a specific playlist. Hopefully, this doesn't mean there will be no more way to rank up in the Crucible outside of Competitive.

As part of the changes to the Crucible, Bungie is adding Private Matches to Destiny 2, which will be coming with the Curse of Osiris expansion in December.

"If you’ve played our April Update, you’ve had a taste of what a competitive, matchmade experience can be like in Destiny 2. Now, we’re ready to give you the power to host your own private Crucible matches. This new feature will become available in the next update."

Private matches can be played with two to twelve players, and will have matchmaking, as well as private lobbies. There will be a wide range of options available to players, with "full playlist and customization support". Private matches will also come with their own rewards.

Private matches will be available to all players who own Destiny 2 and have access to Curse of Osiris. You'll be able to make them as accessible as you like, whether it's making it a full-scale party affair, or something more intimate. Whatever your needs are, we’re looking forward to you showing us what you’re made of in your own custom arenas."

Destiny 2 is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Source: Bungie


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My wife is a big fan of using oils in her hair. So, I bought a couple different ones to try and compare. This is one of them. It smells very good and it makes her hair nice and soft. If you want a lot of shine, this one is not going to do it. But if you want a lot of softness, this is your oil.


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The proposal for a binational state on Israel’s future borders with the Palestinians, put forth by outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is no longer an acceptable solution, former Knesset speaker Avraham Burg said Wednesday.

Speaking in an interview with Channel 10, Burg said that the proposal, which the Olmert presented last week to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was “naïve and counterproductive.”


“Israelis don’t want to live in a binational state. One can’t create a state of Jews and Arabs, and not even a state that is a nation of all its citizens,” Burg said. “I don’t see any logic in it, even less so now than five years ago.”The former Kadima party leader argued that a similar situation exists in Ireland, with the Irish living alongside the English, but not in a single state.Similarly, he said, one could not build a future Palestinian state within the borders of Israel, but one can build a state of all its citizens in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and eastern Jerusalem.If the Israeli government doesn’t agree to this, he warned, the two-state solution is no longer attainable.“What we need is an understanding that [an agreement with the Palestinians] will be built on borders and not on a state of all its citizens. We’ll build two states on the 1967 borders, one Jewish and one Palestinian,” Burg said.“Israelis need to know that [in the future] there will be two states,” he continued. “The Palestinian people needs to know that [in the future] there will be a Palestinian state.”The two-state solution is the only way to prevent the State of Israel from becoming the State of the Jewish people, the Knesset speaker warned. “The future of the State of Israel depends on the existence of two states,” he said.“I’m for a binational state only as a stage, not as a solution,” he added. “In a binational state, we will never live together, but there will be an agreement. If there’s no agreement, there will be a civil war. We have to prepare for a binational state as a transition stage to the two-state solution.”When asked about the present leadership’s decision to allow MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) to bring a vote of no-confidence in Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Burg accused Barak of “enthusiastic nationalism” and of being “naïve.”

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I’m telling you right now, JOYNER LUCAS has been fucking with his album so hard. That’s right, his album. What I mean is that we know about his movement, but his album really stands for something. His “Joyner’s World” is about the transition to adulthood. It’s about being a young artist making waves on the charts and the fan support he’s getting. The song “I’m Not Racist” really gives off the vibe of Joyner’s


Yet another reason why we love Mary Tyler Moore: The Golden Girl will donate the proceeds of her upcoming appearance on Dancing With the Stars to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Moore's reps confirmed that the donation will come from the profits of Moore's Dancing With the Stars' appearance, in which she and professional dance partner Tristan MacManus perform a cha-cha to Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff."

Watch Mary Tyler Moore's 'Hot Stuff' Dancing With the Stars Performance

"Mary Tyler Moore and her team have been supportive of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for many years and she will be donating a portion of her proceeds from Dancing with the Stars to support St. Jude," the charity said in a statement to E! News. "Her support is critical to the hospital and we are grateful for her help."

Moore is competing on the show's 12th season with former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher. Last night, Moore and Rademacher scored the first 10 of the season from judge Len Goodman.

While Moore will donate her Dancing With the Stars appearance, some celebrities don't -- even though that's what's requested. They still get a share of the show's profits from voting. Last year, Katie Holmes said she wouldn't do Dancing With the Stars but she still did. She did donate the appearance fee she would have received from the show to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

In 2010, Jane Seymour donated the proceeds of her Dancing With the Stars appearance to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Also in 2010, season 11 winner Donny Osmond donated his Dancing With the Stars appearance fee to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 76ers fell to 5-12 overall and 0-5 at home with a 99-94 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks outscored the Sixers 22-16 in the fourth quarter to overcome an 18 point deficit.

Hollis Thompson led the Sixers with a season high 21 points off the bench.

“I’m happy for him. I think he’s earned the opportunity to get more minutes. I thought he was a pretty complete player tonight, he guarded, he rebounded. I think he’s taking the first step,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said.

The Sixers held a seven point lead after one quarter but couldn’t hold the momentum.

“We had such an amazing first quarter. We really put a dent in their defensive scheme,” Brown said.

Bucks coach Jason Kidd, who played with the Sixers for a short time, on a night where his team set a franchise record with 14 three pointers made.

“We were missing a lot early and then the last quarter we really played well and got it going. We were able to put some big points up and get some stops when we needed it,” Kidd said.

Michael Carter-Williams led the Sixers with 19 points and six assists.


...Rather than simple self-help, this book represents what it should be - a collaborative work between the writer and his/her therapist to ensure maximum understanding and success. - Robert M. Corry, M.D., in his review in Psychotherapy

…Clear, practical, and insightful. - Frederick Chapman, M.D., Harvard Medical School

David Cohen, M.D. has written a manual on depression that will help many who suffer with this debilitating condition to recognize that there is hope for recovery. More importantly, his description of effective treatments available today is evidence of the tremendous advances in this field. He has done a wonderful job in providing the reader with easy to understand information about depression and how to overcome it. - Daniel J. Vitiello, M.D.

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...Presents a wealth of ideas that are written in an easy to read and accessible style. - Library Journal

...From description to treatment, there is something in this book for all readers. - John Guilford, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

...Dr. Cohen's book is the first on the market to deal in detail with the nonmedical therapies available for the treatment of depression and to be accessible to both patients and their families. It is a valuable contribution to the literature and deserves to be widely read. - E.E. Riley, Ph.D., in his Foreword

...Cohen discusses in simple terms the pathophysiology of depression, the cognitive/behavioral theories of depression, the treatment of depression, and provides information about organizations that may be able to help. The author's descriptions of medications, both antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, are accurate and detailed. The reader can feel confident that the medication section is accurate, without the endless descriptions found in other books. The key point to remember is that the medications are not the "cure" for depression. Instead, they are used to provide a way of breaking through a "state of learned helplessness" and providing a method to help the patient engage in a treatment program. This is the key point in the book. In order to help those suffering with depression, Dr. Cohen believes that the medical profession has a responsibility to refer patients to a "team" which will help them get over their depression and learn to cope with the problem. This book will give the layperson a much-needed introduction to the field of depression, the various treatments, and how they work. It is written in an easy-to-understand language and provides references for the reader to pursue if the reader wishes to know more about the topic. - Richard H. Price, Ph.D., Past President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

...All those who are dealing with depression will appreciate this practical guide. It is written in a clear, direct manner. Those who are serious about becoming well will find in Dr. Cohen a knowledgeable and empathic guide. - Rev. Marybeth Twichell, Ph.D.

The excerpt from the Foreword, "The Practical Guide for Persons With Depression," by Dr. E.E. Riley is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "A Friend to Help Along the Way," by Dr. Daniel J. Vitiello is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "The Working Alliance," by Dr. Robert M. Corry is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "A Different Perspective on Depression," by Dr. John Guilford is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Keeping the Ball Rolling," by Dr. Frederick Chapman is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "A Review of Common Medications," by Dr. Richard H. Price is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Excerpts from 'Depression - What Every Clinician Should Know'," by Rev. Marybeth Twichell is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Fantastic Resource for Persons Who are Coping with Depression," by Dr. Daniel J. Vitiello is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "The Treatment of Depression," by Rev. Marybeth Twichell is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Dr. Cohen's Story of Success," by Dr. E.E. Riley is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Respecting Depression and its Sufferers," by Dr. Robert M. Corry is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "A New Paradigm of Depression," by Dr. John Guilford is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Facing Depression Together," by Dr. Frederick Chapman is reprinted with permission of the author. The excerpt from the Foreword, "Depression: The Last Great Challenge," by Dr. Richard H. Price is reprinted with permission of the author.


City workers fill up sandbags for residents after torrential rains on January 21, 2019 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Getty Images

The storms killed at least six people across the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Barry formed on Thursday evening, and at 11 p.m. ET it was a tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.

But it's expected to regain strength as it continues to move across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm, which has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, is expected to dump anywhere between 4 to 8 inches of rain across Louisiana and neighboring states.

The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for southeastern Louisiana and coastal Mississippi as the storm nears land.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on Thursday.

"We will do all that we can to help people prepare for this storm," Edwards said at a news conference.

He added: "I urge all Louisianians to remain vigilant and to stay informed on weather conditions and possible storm impacts through the entire weekend."

Edwards warned residents to be prepared for potential road flooding and power outages.

The Weather Channel reported that flooding from the storm is a concern for a number of towns along the Louisiana coastline, including Lafayette and Morgan City.

The NHC says that "life-threatening storm surge is likely along portions of the Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana coastlines" as the storm nears landfall on Saturday night.

Weather models have


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I was a fan of Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride when I was younger, and my tastes have not changed.

I have been listening to Steppenwolf non-stop.

But this is not a tribute band, they are completely on their own turf.

There is a burning wildness in the vocals, an urgency in the songs, that you don't see in tribute bands.

And the lead guitar is stellar. I don't even have to describe it because the sound is unmistakable, like the perfect mix of Carlos Santana and David Gilmour.

The group members hail from all over the planet: Stacey Blades is from New York City, Marco Panascia from Brazil, Marco Alfonso, of Caracas, Venezuela, and Juan Pablo Torres from Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Their bandcamp page gives you a good overview of their sound:



As global oil prices continue to rise, some observers are warning that rising gas prices may cause a major economic downturn in 2008. What's more, the recent natural gas pipeline explosion in California, which prompted a moratorium on new development, will exacerbate the problem.

Over the next five years, the United States will have to import nearly half of the energy it uses, according to the most recent forecast by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As of now, the United States is the largest energy importer in the world, importing more energy than any other country. We import 3.5 million barrels of oil per day, and more than 80 percent of our oil comes from foreign countries. This puts us at the mercy of OPEC nations, and increasingly Russia, who we are now trying to court to invest in our own energy infrastructure.

This dependence is a matter of great concern for many energy analysts. Some say that it's time to cut our losses and invest in the most energy-efficient technology possible while we still can.

Our continued dependence on foreign oil could have a long-term impact on the economy, they say, because the price of oil will continue to rise with the demand, and the price of energy could skyrocket in the next decade.

'We Need to Start Thinking Now'

"Energy is not just a topic that's come up in the last few months," says Matthew Ranson, an analyst with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. "It's been discussed in a serious way for decades now."

According to Ranson, for a long time, people weren't really paying attention to energy issues in this country. But then, he says, "the economy collapsed in the last year or so and the [energy] debate started up again in full force."

But even now, he says, "we need to start thinking about it now. We can't just wait."

The economy will be hurt most by high energy prices, says Ranson. "Energy, unlike other goods and services, is necessary for people to have jobs and make a living and grow the economy," he says.

The crisis is already in the works. "Gas prices are expected to increase at the rate of $3 a year," Ranson says. "At some point, it's going to make people reconsider car ownership, which we are seeing already."

Other analysts have noted that the worst economic effects will come in the next few years as oil prices begin to hit consumers' wallets.

"It's really important for people to understand that we don't have to sit around and wait for it to hit us," Ranson says. "We can do things now to change the way we make energy choices."

The United States needs to cut back on our reliance on oil, he says, and start developing clean, domestic energy resources like solar and wind power.

"We need to think differently about the choices that we're making," he says. "If we have a choice to import oil from places that don't like us, or if we have a choice to invest in clean domestic energy that's good for us, we need to make the choice."

The Golden Years

Ranson admits that it's not going to be easy to move toward a clean energy economy. But there are things that can be done, such as improving efficiency and investing in new energy technologies. "We can't do everything at once," he says.

To help reduce energy demand, Congress has passed a law to require the federal government to improve energy efficiency in its buildings.

There are also efforts under way to address the energy crisis in cities, where people can be more dependent on energy, according to Ranson.

"A lot of cities are thinking about this in different ways," he says. "In New York, they're talking about ways to reduce car ownership, like getting people out of cars and into public transportation, making public transportation more convenient, and adding bike paths. You can start with that and see what happens."

The Natural Gas Supply

Another important energy issue to keep an eye on is the country's natural gas supply. Natural gas accounts for nearly 20 percent of the country's energy, and nearly 60 percent of the nation's electricity generation.

"We don't really have a clear understanding of how the supply of natural gas will be affected by what's going on in California," says Fred Millar, senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank, Energy Security Initiative.

Millar believes that the California situation may signal "troubles ahead" for the country's natural gas supply. "There are real questions about how much natural gas is going to be produced by the industry in the coming years," he says.

There's been a dramatic drop in natural gas prices in the last few years, and that has encouraged a lot of companies to start new drilling operations, says Millar. But natural gas prices were going up last week, Millar says, and "the question now is, has the bubble burst?"

A recent explosion at a Southern California natural gas pipeline, which took the lives of two workers, has put a halt to natural gas production in the state. The pipeline was owned by the Texas-based company Sempra Energy, and the blast occurred near Bakersfield. It is still unclear what caused the explosion.

The blast caused a temporary halt to the development of the Puente Valley Pipeline, a major new pipeline project.

Millar says that the halt on the pipeline will have a major effect on the state's energy supplies. "It could cause a major problem for California's electricity supplies," he says.

Millar adds that the price of natural gas is likely to rise in the coming weeks and months because of the halt.

Oil and the Economy

High energy prices are also a major concern for economists. "The most immediate effect of a large price increase is inflation," says David Hughes, a geologist who has written extensively on energy issues. "We can expect energy prices to increase for gasoline, electricity, natural gas, and other fossil fuels."

But economists are still debating how the economy will be affected. Some economists say that higher energy prices could have a positive impact on the economy, while others say the impact could be negative.

"It's too early to tell," says Millar. "We're still in the stage where the price increases are in the process of playing out."

"The economy is more fragile than it was in the 1970s, and energy is more integrated into the economy, and prices are higher," says Ranson.

But he believes that the economy is better positioned to deal with energy prices now than it was in the 1970s. "I don't think the impact of high energy prices will be nearly as bad this time," he says.

A slowdown in the economy and a possible recession, Ranson says, could cause energy prices to spike even more.

But even if the economy takes a downturn, Ranson says that energy prices will keep going up. "People may stop spending on some things," he says, "but energy prices are going to keep going up."

Ranson says that people will have to make choices about how they live, and the government will have to decide how much of a subsidy it's willing to provide for the alternative energy industry.

Hughes believes that, ultimately, high energy prices will bring about some kind of economic crisis. "In my view, this is a symptom of a much bigger problem, which is our oil-based economy," he says. "We can no longer afford the fossil fuel based economy we have had for the past century."

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On the first play from scrimmage, Washington quarterback Jake Browning went deep for Dante Pettis, who picked up 50 yards on the play, but then injured his knee. Browning threw a touchdown pass to Chico McClatcher on the next play, but Browning later came out of the game and it was announced that he had a right leg injury. No further details were given on his condition, but his return


I’m back in Shoreditch and work starts again tomorrow so I’m trying to get things sorted before that. However, this was my second big trip of the year and I’m feeling a bit worn out. It feels like it was longer than a week though.

I went to Seoul with Jess for two weeks. We flew to Seoul Incheon on Cathay Pacific and stayed at the Hyatt in Seoul Station, just outside the hotel station (it was actually our last day before we flew out). We visited the Han River and the Hongdae area (including bars, restaurants and music venues) and went to the Seoul Film Festival. We spent a lot of time walking around too as we don’t really know the city that well and were pretty tired by the end of each day.

We visited a temple near Cheongdam called Angukdaegyo which was beautiful. We also visited the grounds of the 63 Building which is quite close to the hotel. The following day, we went to Jogyesa Temple which is where the head of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism has his residence. We also went to Cheongwadae which is the residence of the President of Korea and the Blue House. I really wanted to go inside the Blue House but it was closed when we were there. The area around the Blue House was really beautiful.

We had a really nice lunch at the Daehangno area. We had a really nice lunch at the Dongmyo Station near Gyeongbokgung Palace. The area is quite nice. We then went to Insadong where there were lots of small shops. We also visited Namsangol Hanok Village and had a nice lunch at the Hanok Village. It was also near Gyeonghuigung. We walked up the hills near Gyeonghuigung, which were quite steep and also quite a nice walk. We also visited Seoul Tower which was lovely and there was a great view of Seoul.

We then travelled to Busan for a day to see the Ulsan Bijudong Cable Car and to take the ferry to Geoje Island. Busan was nice and I can definitely see why people live there. There was a great view of the coast from the cable car. There were quite a lot of islands in Geoje Island. We stayed in the Geoje Island Ferry Cruise which is a small hotel. It was very pleasant there and the food was good. We walked around the island and saw the Minho lighthouse. It was quite cloudy so we couldn’t see the islands around. We stayed for dinner and saw the sunset before we returned to Busan.

Our next destination was Jeju Island. We flew from Busan to Jeju Island on a flight that took about 1 hour. There was also a harbour just outside the hotel. We stayed at the Full Moon Hotel. It was quite beautiful. We visited Hallasan Mountain and the Jeju Haenyeo Museum of Women’s Contributions to Life in the Jeju Island in which there was a lovely view of Hallasan Mountain. We also visited Samcheok Beach. We had a great dinner at the Full Moon Hotel in the Samcheok Bay. There was a beautiful view of the moon rising over the beach from our room.

The next day, we went to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, which was very beautiful. It is a volcanic crater on a small island that was completely formed from lava. It was cloudy and rainy while we were there. We went to Seogwipo and had a lovely lunch at Jin Jin Gop. We had a really nice seafood lunch and it was just a couple of minutes away from Seogwipo station. We went to the Seogwipo Lotte Shopping Center and bought some gifts.

We then went to Hallim Park. It was a very hot day but it was very pleasant there. We went on a cable car to Mount Baekhwa, which was really nice. It is the highest mountain on Jeju Island and the views were nice. We also went to Mokcheongyeon cave and we visited the memorial museum and the huge cave. The cave was really nice and it was a good experience. We then went to Jeju Olle Trail which is a series of pathways that cross Jeju Island. They have been designed to showcase the most beautiful spots on Jeju. We went to the Jeju Olle trail which was near the entrance of Hallim Park. The weather was really nice so it was pleasant to be outside.

We went to Seongsan Sunrise Peak which was a nice place to see the sunrise. There was a really nice sunset too. The weather was very nice and it was a pleasant place to be. We also went to Mt Sine, which was very pretty. It was a bit foggy and we couldn’t see Mt Halla but it was a nice walk. We also went to the 7 treasures of Jeju which was nice. We then went to Biyang-ri, Seogwipo, which was a bit more rural and very nice.

Our last destination was the Jeju World Cup Stadium. It was a really nice stadium with lots of seating. It had lots of places to eat and drink too.

We then flew back to Seoul to fly home. It was a lovely place and I can definitely see why people would want to live there.


In her interview with Popnography, Kate Micucci discussed her two new projects, BoJack Horseman and another animated series on Yahoo! Screen called Other Space. Other Space will be an anthology comedy following the crew of the space shuttle Venturi 2, created by Paul Feig.

Other Space will be the first show I do where the cast is mostly male. I’m a big feminist and I’m not sure how I feel about that, but my character, Natalie, is the only girl on the ship and the youngest, which makes her feel isolated from the rest of the crew. She’s shy and reserved. She’s a huge sci-fi nerd and very book smart but not street smart. She’s obsessed with books and fantasy but there are too many people on the ship and she has a hard time focusing.

Kate plays one of the main characters, Natalie, a woman with aspirations of space travel who works on the shuttle, Venturi 2. The series has been compared to an early 90s show called Space Cases, which also takes place on a space shuttle, however, it seems that Other Space will be a little bit more adult and will likely also delve into the science fiction genre as well as the comedy. Micucci will be joined by a great ensemble of actors including The Hunger Games actor, Sam Richardson, as Commander Glen. Richardson and Micucci previously worked together on Saturday Night Live, and Kate shared how much she loves working with him.

I love working with Sam. He’s so wonderful. He’s so cute. I think my character Natalie really brings him out of his shell. She’s the only one who really has the courage to push him. I think she also brings out a really kind, sensitive side in him that he probably doesn’t have a lot of. It’s been a really lovely experience to get to work with him. He’s just a very warm, kind person.

Also joining the cast are Rebecca Romijn as the ambitious first officer, Kelly, and Enrico Colantoni as Captain Zalian. Other Space will be directed by Joe Russo and will be a half hour comedy show with ten episodes. The show is set to premiere on Yahoo! Screen on April 14, 2015.


The 24th annual World Press Photo Contest has announced its winners. One of the most prestigious and respected contests for photography, winners were selected from 82,951 images submitted by 5,775 photographers from 124 countries. Below are some of the winners in the photojournalism category. All captions were written by the individual photographers and are published as they were received.


Scoop First, an economic-development nonprofit organization based in Mobile, will present “Shoals Business Snapshots” at 11 a.m. March 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4880 Montlimar Drive.

The program features short presentations about businesses throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties, including businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations.

The event is free and open to the public.

A light lunch will be provided.


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Post by waltzmania » Sun Nov 24, 2017 7:25 pm

Judging by what you're hearing, I'm not sure the recording was ever mixed properly. My best guess is that it was mixed for the wrong kind of playback device. The first movement of the symphony is long and in four sections. If there are abrupt changes in sound quality, it is almost certain that


Der Präsident des Verfassungsschutzes, Hans-Georg Maaßen, ist von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) entlassen worden. Wie das Bundeskabinett am Mittwoch nach Teilnehmerangaben beschloss, wird Maaßen zum Innen-Staatssekretär im Bundesinnenministerium befördert. Seine bisherige Stellvertreterin, Präsidentin des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Susann Wimmer, wird dann seinen Posten als Behördenleiter übernehmen. Wie die "Süddeutsche Zeitung" berichtet, haben die drei Parteichefs der Großen Koalition, Angela Merkel (CDU), Horst Seehofer (CSU) und Andrea Nahles (SPD), die Personalie Maaßen am Dienstagabend einstimmig beschlossen. Merkel habe demnach in einem "Auftragskommando" an die drei Parteichefs auf die schnelle Lösung gedrungen. Im Laufe des Tages soll der Bundestag Maaßen noch abschließend über die Beförderung abstimmen.

Maaßen soll dann als Staatssekretär für europäische und internationale Aussagen im Bundesinnenministerium eingesetzt werden, wie es am Mittwoch aus Regierungskreisen hieß. Demnach wird er Staatssekretär für die Bereiche Bauen, Wohnen und Energie.

Merkel hatte am Dienstag erklärt, die Koalition wolle den Fall Maaßen noch heute abschließend klären. Nachdem der Verfassungsschutzpräsident angeblich Zweifel an den Aussagen des jüdischen Mannes geäußert hatte, der in Chemnitz gefilmt worden war, hatte der "Spiegel" berichtet, Maaßen habe die AfD-Spitze in Sachsen gewarnt, eine Einbindung des Verfassungsschutzes in die Aufarbeitung des Chemnitzer Tötungsdeliktes anzustreben. Zudem soll Maaßen im Zusammenhang mit den Vorfällen in Chemnitz gegenüber der "Bild"-Zeitung gesagt haben, dass ein Video von dem Übergriff auf einen Mann "gefälscht" sein könnte. Die Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Dresden bezeichnete diese Aussagen zu einem angeblichen Fake-Video als "irreführend".

Am Dienstag hatte der Fall Maaßen bereits für Unruhe in der Bundesregierung gesorgt, nachdem das Kabinett offenbar überraschend über die Zukunft des Verfassungsschutzpräsidenten entschieden hatte. Nach Informationen von NDR, WDR und "Süddeutscher Zeitung" sollen SPD-Chefin Nahles und CSU-Chef Seehofer die Entscheidung der Kanzlerin zum sofortigen Rauswurf Maaßens umgehend blockiert haben. Laut Informationen der "Süddeutschen Zeitung" hat Merkel den Koalitionspartnern gegenüber zudem ihren Willen bekräftigt, Maaßen als Staatssekretär in ihrem Kabinett zu halten. Merkel sei verärgert gewesen über die Weigerung der SPD-Parteispitze, den konservativen Kritiker der Migrationspolitik als Staatssekretär im Innenministerium zu akzeptieren, schreibt die Zeitung unter Berufung auf SPD-Kreise.

Maas: "Irrelevante Debatte"

Vor dem Hintergrund der Debatte um Maaßen hat Außenminister Heiko Maas (SPD) die Bundesregierung aufgefordert, eine "tiefgreifende und unübersehbare Antwort auf die Herausforderungen der Migration und die Probleme mit der Integration" zu geben. "Es geht nicht um eine Personaldiskussion, sondern um das Schicksal der Demokratie", sagte Maas am Mittwoch in Berlin. Die Debatte über Maaßen sei nicht nur eine rein parteipolitische, sondern vor allem eine "irrelevante".

Das Verhältnis der großen Koalition zueinander sei "durch die Vorgänge in der letzten Woche in keiner Weise verbessert", sagte Maas. "Was wir in den letzten Tagen erlebt haben, ist ein erschreckender Mangel an Selbstverständnis, der manchmal nur noch unterstreicht, wie wenig sich die große Koalition selbst wertschätzt." Dass es "in den vergangenen Wochen" darüber diskutiert worden sei, "ob sich Maaßen noch halten lässt", könne niemanden erfreuen. Die Entscheidung, Maaßen entlassen zu wollen, sei darüber hinaus von Personaldebatten überlagert worden.

Aufgeregte Stimmen

Bei der Debatte zum Haushalt des Bundesinnenministeriums im Bundestag wurde im Anschluss an die Haushaltsrede von Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) die Stimmung in den Reihen der Regierungsparteien am Mittwoch sehr aufgeregt. Die Opposition im Bundestag sieht in den Spannungen der Koalition über die Zukunft des Verfassungsschutzpräsidenten Hans-Georg Maaßen auch ein eigenes Versagen beim Streit.

"Für das, was hier gerade passiert, tragen Sie alle, die Sie hier sitzen, die politische Verantwortung", sagte die SPD-Fraktionsvorsitzende Andrea Nahles. "Sie tragen dafür die Verantwortung, dass es in dieser Woche überhaupt zu einem solchen Haushaltsgesetz kommen kann, wie Sie es hier machen." Nahles forderte Seehofer auf, die Vorgänge über Maaßen zu erklären, weil sie sich selbst von der Regierung verraten fühle. "Die Regierung und die politische Führung dieses Landes muss jetzt den Weg der Einheit beschreiten", forderte sie.

Kritik übte Nahles daran, dass das Bundesinnenministerium bei der Einrichtung von Erstaufnahmeeinrichtungen in Anforderungen an die jeweiligen Bundesländer nun "weich" geworden sei. Zudem gebe es zu wenig Plätze für die Abschiebung abgelehnter Asylbewerber und zu wenig Rückführungen nach Afghanistan. Es sei ein "Skandal", dass so viele Menschen in Deutschland festsitzen.

AfD: Maaßen soll Verfassungsschutz-Chef bleiben

Die AfD hält dagegen. Fraktionschef Alexander Gauland begrüßte Maaßen als neuen Staatssekretär im Innenministerium. Er sei überzeugt, dass Maaßen in der neuen Funktion seine Erfahrungen als Präsident des Verfassungsschutzes in die Politik einbringen könne, sagte


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Myanmar currency and coins

Myanmar Banknotes

Myanmar has a local currency, the Kyat, or K, named after King Thibaw, a former king of Burma. The kyat was introduced in 1923, replacing the Indian rupee which had been in use in Burma for about two centuries. One kyat is subdivided into 100 pyas, and one kyat is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins have been minted in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 kyats, and 1, 5, 10 and 25 pyas, though the highest four denominations are rarely used.

The coins and notes currently in circulation are:

Banknotes Coins


50, 100, 500, 1000 Kyat

5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 Pyas

1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 Cents

50, 100, 500, 1000 Cents

5, 10, 25, 50, 100

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Myanmar Currency History

During the last half of the 19th century, large quantities of Indian coins circulated in Burma. In 1885, Burma began to issue its own coinage, in a new decimal system. The rupee and the double rupee were equivalent to one kyat. These coins were not for circulation outside of Burma and were not legal tender in India. A similar coinage was issued in the last year of the 19th century, using slightly different weights and diameters for the three silver coins and for the copper coins.

During World War I, the Burmese Government began issuing a series of paper notes for 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1000 rupees. They were overprinted on banknotes of the Imperial Bank of India, the currency used for exchange in Burma until the mid-1930s.

During the 1920s, the paper money of several countries was in circulation in Burma. Since the demand for small denomination notes was greatest, the British Government began to issue India notes in 1925. They were of low denomination, being in the denominations of 5, 10 and 20 rupees. The existing paper money was then demonetised.

In 1940, the Japanese occupied Burma and issued their own notes in place of the British issues. These notes continued to be in use until 1945, when the British re-established control of the country. In 1942, emergency notes were introduced, in the denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 100 rupees. These notes were overprinted on paper notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

In 1946, a new series of notes was issued in Burma. This consisted of Indian notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India, overprinted B.E.P. and the State Bank of Burma. These were in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1000 rupees.

The present series of notes began in 1951. These notes are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 kyats.

The "Burmese" rupee, issued by the British between 1885 and 1896, was a fixed exchange rate at 1 shilling 4 pence (two and one-third rupees).

The U.S. dollar was established as the national currency of Burma in 1885 and is still the predominant currency in use in Myanmar.

Banking in Myanmar

Myanmar has an international banking system, with at least 7 major banks operating there. These include the state-owned Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and the private Myanmar Economic Bank (MEB), National Bank of Commerce (NBC), Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB), Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB), Myanmar Mayflower Bank (MMB), Myanma Ahlia Bank (MAB), and Myanma Security Bank (MSB).

Most commercial banks use the SWIFT system to transfer funds, and many banks in Myanmar accept electronic banking services through mobile phone banking, Internet banking, and ATMs. Some smaller banks still deal only in cash, but since cash is used mainly for larger transactions and shopping, and with so many ATMs in service now, it is no longer a problem.

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This week at Marvel there’s an “Armor Wars” as the New Warriors reunite! Will the Illuminati save our universe from the all-powerful “Manhattan Projects”? And that’s just the beginning! The Big 2 also has its second full week of August books, including DC’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us” #11, “Trinity of Sin: Pandora” #3, and “Batman Eternal” #19.

DC has the following this week: “Green Lantern” #24, “Injustice: Gods Among Us” #11, “The Flash” #24, “Justice League of America” #9, “Batman and Robin” #24, “Detective Comics” #24, “Red Hood and the Outlaws” #24, “Catwoman” #24, “Teen Titans” #24, “The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires” #3, “New 52: Future” #3, “The Movement” #6, “Stormwatch” #24, “Harley Quinn” #7, “He-Man: The Eternity War” #2, “Injustice: Gods Among Us” #12, “Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger” #19, “Superman/Wonder Woman” #8, “Deathstroke” #24, “Sinestro” #3, “All-Star Western” #24, “Worlds’ Finest” #19, “The Multiversity” #1, “Batgirl” #24, “Green Lantern Corps” #24, “New Suicide Squad” #9, “Earth 2” #22, “Catwoman” #25, “The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires” #4, “Constantine” #4, “The Movement” #7, “Justice League Dark” #24, “Green Lantern New Guardians” #24, “Red Lanterns” #24, “Aquaman” #24, “Wonder Woman” #24, “He-Man: The Eternity War” #3, “Batman ’66” #12, “All-Star Western” #25, “Action Comics” #24, “Teen Titans” #25, “Catwoman” #25, “Stormwatch” #25, “Batgirl” #25, “All-Star Western” #26, “Harley Quinn” #8, “Deathstroke” #25, “Aquaman” #25, “Justice League 3000” #8, “Supergirl” #24, “Smallville Season 11” #10, “Batman ’66” #13, “Superman/Wonder Woman” #9, “Swamp Thing” #24


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a side elevational view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a two-handed tracking device in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the two-handed tracking device of FIG. 5 with an array of LEDs mounted thereto;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a three-dimensional position sensing device in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a two-handed tracking device in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a three-dimensional position sensing device in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a three-dimensional position sensing device in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 11 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 12 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 11;

FIG. 13 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 11;

FIG. 14 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 15 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 14;

FIG. 16 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 14;

FIG. 17 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 18 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 17;

FIG. 19 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 17;

FIG. 20 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 21 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 20;

FIG. 22 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 20;

FIG. 23 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 24 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 23;

FIG. 25 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 23;

FIG. 26 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 27 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 26;

FIG. 28 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 26;

FIG. 29 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 30 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 29;

FIG. 31 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 29;

FIG. 32 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 33 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 32;

FIG. 34 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 32;

FIG. 35 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 36 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 35;

FIG. 37 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 35;

FIG. 38 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 39 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 38;

FIG. 40 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 38;

FIG. 41 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 42 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 41;

FIG. 43 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 41;

FIG. 44 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 45 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 44;

FIG. 46 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 44;

FIG. 47 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 48 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 47;

FIG. 49 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 47;

FIG. 50 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 51 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 50;

FIG. 52 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 50;

FIG. 53 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 54 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 53;

FIG. 55 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 53;

FIG. 56 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 57 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 56;

FIG. 58 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 56;

FIG. 59 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 60 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 59;

FIG. 61 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 59;

FIG. 62 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 63 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 62;

FIG. 64 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 62;

FIG. 65 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 66 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 65;

FIG. 67 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 65;

FIG. 68 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 69 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 68;

FIG. 70 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 68;

FIG. 71 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 72 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 71;

FIG. 73 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 71;

FIG. 74 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 75 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 74;

FIG. 76 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 74;

FIG. 77 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 78 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 77;

FIG. 79 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 77;

FIG. 80 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 81 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 80;

FIG. 82 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 80;

FIG. 83 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 84 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 83;

FIG. 85 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 83;

FIG. 86 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 87 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 86;

FIG. 88 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 86;

FIG. 89 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 90 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 89;

FIG. 91 is a front plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG. 89;

FIG. 92 is a perspective view of a virtual reality system in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 93 is a top plan view of the virtual reality system of FIG.


To show their support for Venezuela, five prominent Tibetan Buddhist teachers from the United States will be joining a gathering in Caracas, Venezuela on September 24, 2015. The purpose of this gathering is to support the effort of the Venezuelan people to bring peace and prosperity to the country.

We will be holding teachings and prayers in three different locations. The first event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Cine Teatro Teresa Carreno in Caracas. This venue can seat 900 people. The second and third events will be held at the José Antonio Paez Theatre, which can seat around 400 people.

If you are in Venezuela, please attend one of these events. And if you cannot come in person, please join us in spirit by thinking prayers for Venezuela, especially during the times of the teaching and prayers.

This event is being organized by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, president of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He will be joined by other FPMT teachers, including Ven. Robina Courtin, Ven. Tenzin Chonyi, Ven. Tsondue Tsomo, and Ven. Marta Meana.

The event is being supported by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations.



Just ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, the Gujarat High Court on Monday observed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's decision to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day was against the spirit of the Constitution.

Hearing a PIL against the Centre's decision, the High Court said that though there was nothing wrong in promoting yoga, but that should not be at the cost of other forms of physical exercise. The Centre's decision to declare International Yoga Day was against the spirit of Article 51A (h) of the Constitution, which emphasises on the promotion of scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.

"We will have to consider various aspects like whether the decision to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day is against the Constitution of India. A decision has to be taken as to whether scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry is being followed by the Centre or not," observed Justice A.J. Desai.

S.P. Tamang, the petitioner, had sought a direction to the Centre to hold scientific discussions before declaring a holiday. The petitioner also questioned the need for declaring June 21 as International Yoga Day and claimed that various festivals and events were already being celebrated by India on the same day.


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This report focuses on the experiences of LGBT youth in the nation's public and private schools. This report shows that anti-LGBT victimization in school is a serious problem for a large number of students. It also provides data on other forms of bullying and discriminatory treatment that LGBT students experience. Some of the findings of this report are particularly disturbing. For example, over half (53.1 percent) of LGBT students experienced feeling unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation, over one-quarter (26.1 percent) because of their gender expression, and over one-third (35.2 percent) because of both their sexual orientation and gender expression. This harassment and discrimination takes a toll on these students' well-being. The impact of the harassment and discrimination experienced by LGBT students is serious. LGBT students were more likely than non-LGBT students to report several adverse outcomes. For example, they were more likely than non-LGBT students to report high levels of depression (33.1 percent of LGBT students compared to 19.8 percent of non-LGBT students), to have seriously considered attempting suicide (32.2 percent of LGBT students compared to 13.2 percent of non-LGBT students), and to have made a suicide attempt (21.8 percent of LGBT students compared to 4.3 percent of non-LGBT students). Students who were more highly victimized were also more likely to experience these negative outcomes. For example, compared to students who experienced little or no anti-LGBT victimization, students who experienced a great deal of anti-LGBT victimization were more than three times as likely to have been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property (10.0 percent compared to 3.6 percent), more than three times as likely to have been threatened or injured with a weapon off school property (14.7 percent compared to 4.3 percent), more than three times as likely to have experienced school violence (35.2 percent compared to 10.6 percent), more than four times as likely to have attempted suicide (25.0 percent compared to 5.7 percent), and more than six times as likely to have made a suicide attempt that required treatment from a doctor or nurse (10.4 percent compared to 1.8 percent).


This report presents data from the National School Climate Survey (NCS), which collected data from over 7,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students ages 13–21 in public and private schools in every state and the District of Columbia during the spring of 2015. The report focuses on the experiences of LGBT students in public schools, but private school students' experiences are briefly discussed to provide context and additional information about the experiences of LGBT students in schools across the country.1 This report also includes a limited analysis of the data on the experiences of bisexual youth. This report provides the first national data on LGBT students' experiences in our nation's schools.

LGBT students face a number of serious challenges at school, and this report provides a comprehensive look at the extent of the problem and its impact on LGBT students. Many LGBT students have experienced verbal harassment, physical assault, and sexual violence at school. For example, over half (53.1 percent) of LGBT students have felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, over one-quarter (26.1 percent) because of their gender expression, and over one-third (35.2 percent) because of both their sexual orientation and gender expression. In addition, over one-third (35.2 percent) of LGBT students have been verbally harassed and 19.6 percent have been physically attacked at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation or gender expression. These figures are even higher for transgender students: over half (53.8 percent) have felt unsafe at school because of their gender expression and over one-third (36.2 percent) because of their gender identity. Furthermore, over one-quarter (27.2 percent) of LGBT students have missed at least one entire day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable, and the prevalence of truancy increases further for transgender students: 40.1 percent of transgender students have missed at least one day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable.

This report also shows that the harassment and discrimination that LGBT students experience can lead to serious and negative outcomes for these students, including lower school engagement, lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and higher levels of depression and even higher levels of suicidal behavior. Over one-third (34.7 percent) of LGBT students reported missing school for at least one day during the month before the survey because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable. Students who experienced more victimization because of their LGBT status were also more likely to report this type of adverse outcome. For example, compared to students who experienced little or no victimization, students who experienced a great deal of victimization were almost four times as likely to have missed at least one day of school in the month before the survey because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable (45.6 percent compared to 12.3 percent).

The negative impact of this victimization on LGBT students can be seen in their reports of lower levels of engagement in school activities, lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and higher levels of depression. LGBT students who experienced high levels of victimization because of their sexual orientation, gender expression, or both were more likely than students who experienced low levels of victimization to feel that they could not be themselves at school (68.6 percent compared to 42.2 percent) and to feel unhappy or depressed at school (40.7 percent compared to 19.5 percent). Students who experienced high levels of victimization because of their sexual orientation, gender expression, or both were also more likely to report symptoms of depression than students who experienced low levels of victimization. For example, compared to students who experienced little or no victimization, students who experienced high levels of victimization were almost twice as likely to report feeling unhappy or depressed (38.7 percent compared to 20.2 percent) and almost three times as likely to report feeling less happy than other students (14.3 percent compared to 5.4 percent).

Data from the 2015 NCS show that many students still face serious and pervasive mistreatment and discrimination at school. These experiences can have a serious negative impact on students' well-being. This is especially true for transgender and gender non-conforming students who are most likely to


The band's creative soul and ringleader, Robert Pollard, reflects on the wild success of Guided By Voices as well as his own triumphs and tragedies.

Robert Pollard — the creative soul and ringleader of Guided By Voices — is a living embodiment of the enduring power of rock ‘n’ roll. Pollard, whose band just released its 15th album, August By Cake, has lived a life that’s been as varied as it has been eventful. From crafting classic lo-fi pop records and guiding his beloved group to victory after victory for over two decades, to overcoming multiple tragedies that threatened to undo him, Pollard has endured and endured well.

From rock ‘n’ roll heartbreak to musical triumphs and to the stories of his childhood friends who took their own lives, the tales behind Pollard’s life are as varied as the songs he’s written over the years. They’re full of sweetness, heartache and inspiration — the kind that only music can provide.

Here, Pollard reflects on the enduring and wonderful power of rock ‘n’ roll.

On being inspired by Bob Dylan

“He made rock ‘n’ roll feel alive to me, you know? He just did things no one else was doing. The first time I heard his music, I was just in awe of it. I thought he was one of the only people doing something different in music and it really inspired me to make a rock band.”

On working at Tower Records

“I worked at Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in the Eighties. I was in a band that was signed to a major label and we were going to go on tour. We were going to make our first big move out to L.A. and the band broke up in Pittsburgh. I was heartbroken. I went to L.A. anyway and got a job at Tower and the band started to do really well in Pittsburgh. I started to realize that I was being a moron by working at a job that didn’t have anything to do with music. I should have been playing music.

“Then, I met people that worked at the store — people that worked in the music section — and they were people that were into the same kind of music that I was. They were all very into the new wave thing that was going on at that time and I was very into the punk scene and I was discovering all this underground music. That was a good time because I was discovering so many great bands and all these great people.”

On putting together Guided By Voices

“I was living in this little house on Cass Avenue in Detroit and I would just record these songs in the basement. I didn’t think anyone would be interested. I just thought I was doing this for myself. Then, people started calling me and saying they wanted to play on the songs and asking if I could make copies of them. Eventually, I had enough to make a record. I was putting the band together around the same time.

“In the beginning, it was just one song. The whole point was to just have one song on a compilation of different artists from Michigan. That was the point of the whole thing. It was like, ‘Oh, that’s fun. That’s really fun. Let’s do another song.’ It just became something else. Then, I started working with the other people. The other people were my friends. My friends were just my buddies that I’d played music with. The first couple of years was just me and my buddies doing these songs. Then, it started to become a bigger thing and we started to tour and it became something else. It just turned into something else. It was an accident that it happened.”

On his songwriting approach

“My songs have always come from an unconscious, naive place. I really have to focus on a song and work on a song in order for it to have a definite melody or a definite idea. The words, I kind of write more like a novel and I try to write songs that work like a story. When I’m doing them, I’m trying to do it like a movie. I’m trying to think of it in terms of a movie and I’m trying to create characters and set the scenes and tell the story and make it a little bit deeper than what you would normally expect from a pop song. I’m trying to take it to a different level in some ways. That’s always been my goal and that’s always been my style.

“I don’t think I’m trying to reinvent the wheel, I just think that I’m trying to take things that are already in existence and make them bigger and more beautiful and a little more complete. I don’t know. I don’t really try to analyze it that much. I’ve always written songs in the same way and the only thing that’s changed is the way I record them. I used to record them all on a boombox and then, as we went along, we started to get more and more into studio work.”

On recording songs at home

“I like to record in a place that’s not a studio. I’ve always liked to record in a place where I could have access to as much stuff as possible. I really enjoy it when I have a lot of cool things to play with. I always like to record at home. I think it’s important to make the place you record at like a laboratory, you know? I like to have it be a lab. If I could, I’d have every piece of equipment ever made and be able to put it all in one room and be able to experiment with every sound I could possibly make. It’s so much fun and it’s so much work at the same time, too. I love it.”

On his songwriting process

“The way I work, I just keep track of my thoughts and feelings. I think about it when I’m walking or when I’m eating or I’m just doing stuff. I just keep track of stuff and I write down a lot of notes and I try to pay attention to things. My life is so boring, really, you know? I don’t do anything that exciting. I just pay attention to things and I think about stuff and I write down little ideas. I do that all the time. I write little ideas all the time and I just try to remember them and try to put them in a folder.

“It’s kind of like a filing system. The filing system is in my head. I try to remember everything I think about and I try to write it down and then, eventually, it becomes a song. Then, I try to look at the songs that are done and I try to pick the ones that seem to be the best and start thinking about them in terms of a story or a character or a scenario or something that would be entertaining. I have to think about all the things that are going on in my life and try to piece things together like a collage.

“Then, when it comes to the recording, I’m thinking about the whole thing as a complete package. I’m thinking about the sound of it and I’m thinking about how I’m going to mix the album and everything. I’m thinking about the lyrics and the voice. Everything is kind of part of a bigger thing and the sound and the performance is really important.”

On keeping it simple

“It’s easier to write when you’re just keeping it simple. When you start to complicate things, it becomes too big of a thing to think about. That’s when the song becomes too precious and you can’t finish it or you start getting scared of it or something like that. Then, you get caught up in the emotion of it and you can’t do it. You have to remember that it’s just something you’re doing to pass the time. It’s just something you’re doing for fun. That’s what it is for me. It’s just fun. I’m not trying to be any big shot or anything like that. I’m just trying to do something that’s fun and I’m just trying to make something that’s going to give me some satisfaction. I’m just trying to do something that’s going to be fun to listen to and fun to make.”

On his songwriting being like therapy

“Yeah. I’m not trying to be a serious writer or anything like that. I’m not trying to be pretentious at all. I just want to make a record that I’d like to listen to.”

On the joy of performing

“It’s a good feeling, you know? There’s something very satisfying about it. You just can’t stop it, you know? I’ve been doing it for so long and it just doesn’t go away. You can’t stop it. I just keep on doing it and I can’t stop it. I think that’s the reason why I do it, you know?”

On discovering The Beatles

“The Beatles made


CHICAGO (AP) — An American Airlines pilot has been removed from flying duties after he temporarily parked a plane on a taxiway where four other airliners were waiting to take off at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

An investigation into the Saturday incident is ongoing, airline spokesman Ross Feinstein said Sunday.

Feinstein said the pilot has been taken off flying duty "pending the outcome of the investigation." He didn't specify how long the pilot would be grounded.

No other crew members were disciplined, and the incident won't affect the scheduling of the roughly 3,000 flights a day the airline operates around the world, Feinstein said.

He declined to release the name of the pilot or the number of years he had been flying for the airline.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement that the pilot of the American Airlines plane, which had arrived from Nashville, Tenn., was supposed to go to a designated taxiway but instead went to a parallel taxiway where four other airliners were waiting for clearance to take off.

It wasn't immediately clear how close the plane came to taking off.

According to radar information cited in the aviation department statement, the aircraft came within 100 feet of an aircraft on the ground and approximately 200 feet from another aircraft.

The aviation department is investigating the incident along with the Federal Aviation Administration.

American Airlines has endured two crashes this year and five in 2015. Saturday's incident is unlikely to do much to allay the fears of passengers and the traveling public.

"It's obviously one of those things that happen occasionally. It's a pretty serious mistake," said Henry Harteveldt, founder of the Atmosphere Research Group. "It's a reminder that airline pilots are human beings and that despite their extensive training, sometimes they make mistakes."


Associated Press writer Don Babwin contributed to this report.


As a manufacturer, it is easy to produce one-of-a-kind pieces, but even easier to make a product for everyone, because every piece is made to the same specifications. What happens when you decide to make a new product and to have a bigger impact? You might think that you have to start with an already existing product and create something new. But this is not always true.

Sometimes you need to start from scratch and create something new – a new form, a new material, new applications or new customer experiences. This is what happened when Ikea created the LÖMSK light collection – a range of products made of plaster and leather, using two materials that we usually associate with other products.

LÖMSK: it´s easy being a one-of-a-kind light

Two elements were the starting point of the LÖMSK light collection: an existing material and a very unusual use for it. Plaster and leather are very traditional materials that are linked to very different products. We know plaster for its use in wallpapers, ceilings and sculptures, but it is not very common to use it in products such as lights or furniture. Leather has a much stronger association with leather goods, clothes, bags or shoes. And in fact, leather is one of the most used materials in the furniture industry.

Two products, plaster and leather, that are very common to different types of industries but never used together.

Ikea wanted to combine these two materials in a collection of lights, lamps and other decorative elements, in order to make a complete lighting system that can be easily incorporated into any interior and made more personal.

A creative team started exploring ways of using these two materials in a complete lighting collection. They started experimenting with different elements such as the light bulb and the suspension, to combine them and to make sure they can adapt to the maximum number of situations. The development of the light was not a process of making a more perfect product, but rather a process of exploring new ways of using existing products.

As a result, they developed three series of products. One made of plaster and leather, and two others made of plaster. The leather light is one of the most surprising elements in the collection, as it is hard to believe that this kind of leather is the same that we see in jackets or shoes.

The leather used in the light is dyed in different colours in order to add interest to the design and it is used to create the “U” shape that holds the light bulb. This element was designed to be a flexible element in the light, allowing the user to change the direction of the light and adapt it to different uses.

Finally, the leather light can also be suspended with a wire, making it ideal for reading lights.

The second series, made of plaster, is the plateroom series, and the third series is a collection of lamps made of plaster with different shades. The aim was to use plaster to make different types of lamps that can adapt to the different sizes of space. This is achieved by combining the plaster with different shades and creating elements such as the plateroom bench and the plateroom table, with different dimensions and shades.

There is an important message that Ikea wants to communicate with this collection: that it is possible to create something new and original.

You need to start with something simple but at the same time creative and unusual. This is what Ikea wants to achieve with this collection: creating a new product that is easy to understand and appreciate, but at the same time has an innovative design and can be used in different types of interior.

This can be achieved by starting with a very simple element and having an open mind, as the designers did with this collection. Ikea has created a very unusual product that is adaptable to different situations and can be adapted to any kind of interior or architecture.


Good for price

By Anonymous

06 Apr 2012

Shimano PD-T400 SPD Pedals

3 / 5

I recommend this product

Cons rubber grip strip wears quickly, not made to wear a cleat off road or in the mud Pros inexpensive, comfortable, easy to adjust, replaceable

My first set lasted me 4 years on the commuter bike and MTB with up to 50 mile/week rides. The rubber grips are made to wear down quickly, and don't offer a lot of friction to hold on to (that's good and bad), but replaceable. The cleat is replaceable too, which is nice if you walk on the pedals a lot (they do have walkable cleats).

Overall, a great value pedal for commuter bikes. The tension is adjustable, but it is easy to over-tighten and bend the pedal.


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An old friend of Archie's has been released from prison and needs a place to stay. Archie offers his hospitality to "Leroy" but has a hard time adjusting to this out-of-place visitor. The ...


The Pennsylvania governor's race is getting a jolt from two longshot third-party candidates — Libertarian Ken Krawchuk and Green Party candidate Paul Glover.

The two men were on the ballot with Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato until the parties removed them. Onorato sued to keep Krawchuk on the ballot, but the state Supreme Court on Monday said he could be dropped.

Krawchuk says he's energized by the attention. He plans a statewide tour and calls Corbett "the worst candidate for governor" in the state's history.

Glover is campaigning in Philadelphia and plans a statewide tour with the Green Party, but he's unlikely to win.

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Karen & Ryan, 9-6-08


Jubal Early

Jubal Anderson Early (July 14, 1816July 2, 1894) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War and a politician after the war. Although he served almost the entire war in the eastern theater, his most significant contributions were in the Valley Campaigns of 1864, which ended in the stalemate at Petersburg, Virginia, and the capture of the Union garrison at Lynchburg, Virginia. Early is considered among the best Confederate generals who never served in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Early was born in Southampton County, Virginia, the seventh of ten children of Ruth (Anderson) Early and Judge John Early, a former governor of Virginia and member of the United States Congress. In 1825, Early attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy. He graduated second in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1838, placing him above such future generals as Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant.

Early was appointed a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Artillery. He served as an aide to General Winfield Scott in the War with Mexico and fought in the Battle of Molino del Rey and the Battle of Chapultepec. Early served as the acting chief of artillery in the assault on the city of Mexico, and received two brevets for his bravery in these battles. He was one of the first officers to enter Mexico City, and he served as an artillery instructor at West Point from 1847 to 1852. Early served as a major in the United States Army in the Seminole Wars in 1855, and as a captain in the United States Dragoons in 1858.

Early entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1852, and became a professor of mathematics at the Institute, where he taught until the Civil War. He was known for his severity as a disciplinarian. Early became known as a superb military tactician and administrator, as well as an able administrator and strategist.

In 1860, Early entered politics, running as a Democrat for one of the two seats in the Virginia House of Delegates from Southampton County, but he was defeated. The state seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861, and Early was commissioned as a colonel of artillery in the Virginia militia on May 14. When Virginia militia units were activated for Confederate service, Early was appointed a brigadier general of Virginia forces on May 27.

Early initially commanded a brigade in the brigade of Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett. When Garnett died at the Battle of Mill Springs, Early was promoted to brigadier general on January 16, 1862. His brigade was assigned to Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's division in the Army of Northern Virginia. Early fought in the Peninsula Campaign, including the Siege of Yorktown, during which his brigade was an important factor in repulsing a Union assault on the right flank of the Confederate entrenchments at Savage's Station. Early received praise for his actions at Hanover Court House.

Early distinguished himself during the Seven Days Battles. He received his commission as a major in the Confederate Regular Army on June 9, 1862, but was later returned to his previous rank of colonel in the reserves. During the Northern Virginia Campaign, he received plaudits for his actions at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Early was promoted to brigadier general in the Confederate regular army on October 11, 1862. He was given command of a brigade in Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes's division of A.P. Hill's III Corps. During the Maryland Campaign, Early performed well at the Battle of South Mountain.

During the Battle of Fredericksburg, Early was severely wounded in the right thigh and temporarily assigned to administrative duties. He returned to the field in time to defeat Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's offensive at the Battle of Chancellorsville. At Chancellorsville, Early performed ably in combat and earned praise for his conduct as a brigade commander. Early was sent to western Virginia, where he defeated Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans at the Battle of Mill Springs. After Chancellorsville, Early was promoted to the permanent rank of brigadier general in the Confederate Regular Army on May 21, 1863, and given command of a division.

Early fought under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson during the Valley Campaigns of 1864. Early's old brigade was reassigned to Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson. The Second Battle of Kernstown was his most significant contribution during the Valley Campaigns. Following the Valley Campaigns, Early was assigned to Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's command in the Shenandoah Valley.

He conducted the Valley Campaigns of 1864. Following Early's victory at the Battle of Lynchburg in June 1864, Early's army became separated by Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter's raid. Hunter's force was driven from the Valley in the Battle of Lynchburg by Early's troops. During the Valley Campaigns, Early defeated Union Maj. Gen. George Crook at the Battle of Rutherford's Farm and the Battle of Tom's Brook, drove Maj. Gen. David Hunter from the Valley in the Second Battle of Kernstown, and defeated Union Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan at the Third Battle of Winchester.

Early defeated Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter's Valley Campaign in the Second Battle of Kernstown in July 1864. He then crossed into Maryland and threatened Washington, D.C., forcing Grant to send reinforcements to the capital area. During the subsequent Valley Campaigns of 1864, Early defeated Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan at the Battle of Opequon, the Third Battle of Winchester, and the Battle of Fisher's Hill. Sheridan's victory at the Battle of Cedar Creek forced Early to retreat back to the Valley.

Early was assigned to the Department of the West and ordered to reinforce the Confederate Army of Tennessee, but Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge convinced him to resist Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advance. At the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign, Early was given command of the newly created Third Corps of the Army of Tennessee. During the Battle of Resaca, he launched an unsuccessful assault against a Union fortification on the western bank of the Oostenaula River, suffering heavy casualties. During the subsequent battles of Adairsville and Cassville, his corps attempted to flank Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's left flank, but his subordinates were slow in attacking and failed to coordinate their movements with other Confederate forces. After the Confederates suffered defeat at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, Early retreated with his corps to Lovejoy's Station. He ordered Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham's division to open the Battle of Atlanta by attacking the Union force under Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson. Early was in the town of Marietta when he learned that Lt. Gen. John B. Hood was wounded during the Battle of Atlanta, and he returned to Atlanta to take command of the army.

During the subsequent Siege of Atlanta, the Army of Tennessee lacked provisions and was forced to withdraw from Atlanta. The army was defeated during the subsequent pursuit, and Early's corps was heavily engaged at the Battle of Ezra Church. In November 1864, the Army of Tennessee was reorganized and Early was given command of the new Second Corps. At the Battle of Franklin, he was killed by a shot through the heart, and his corps suffered significant casualties. The Second Corps was commanded by Maj. Gen. William B. Bate after Early's death. Bate was also wounded and captured, and the corps was virtually destroyed. Bate's capture led to another shakeup of the army's command structure, and Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart assumed command of the Second Corps.

Early was buried at the Old Methodist Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, but the cemetery closed and his remains were moved to Richmond National Cemetery.

The Virginia Historical Society operates the Jubal Early Memorial Cemetery near New Market, Virginia, where he is buried.

Early was known as "Old Jubal" to his men and "Fighting Joe" to his friends. Confederate General Robert E. Lee was a friend of Early's, and named his youngest son, Jubal Anderson, after him.

In the film "Gettysburg", Early was portrayed by actor Martin Sheen. The movie presented Early as a vain, glory-seeking but weak commander who bickered with fellow Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and James Longstreet over who was in command of the Army of Tennessee.

He is also featured in Jeff Shaara's "The Last Full Measure" trilogy, where he is portrayed by Jon Voight.

The James River Squadron was a Confederate Navy organization during the American Civil War which operated on the James River, Virginia.


Al-Hamzah, Yemen

Al-Hamzah is a village in western central Yemen. It is located in the San‘a’ Governorate.


Bangalore United

Bangalore United is a men's team of the Bangalore United Football Club.

In the past Bangalore United Football Club had two men's teams, Bangalore FC and Bangalore United.

Bangalore United FC was a founder member of the I-League in 2007 and competed in the first season of the competition, finishing in third place in the Southern Group. The club withdrew from the 2008–09 season for financial reasons and since then have played in the Karnataka State Football Association's Leagues and the Bangalore Super Division.

The following players are registered for the 2014–15 I-League.

"As of 5 January 2015"


Cirrochroa hieroglyphus

Cirrochroa hieroglyphus, the Hieroglyph


Colorimetric Detection of Bovine Serum Albumin by Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Boronate Affinity Chromatography with Conventional Staining: Optimization by Factorial Design

D. J. Lindstedt, F. C. Hanft, and J. P. Weese

Cereal Chemistry

Volume 67(4), 380-383

June 1990

The detection of serum albumin in bovine milk by sodium dodecyl sulfate-borate affinity chromatography was investigated with the use of Con A stain. After optimization, it was determined that a total of 6.6 ml of bovine plasma (0.5 mg protein/ml) and 1.2 ml of milk sample were sufficient for the analysis of 0.2 ml of milk. A total of 35 ml of buffer A (20 mM sodium phosphate pH 7.0) containing sodium dodecyl sulfate, boronate, Con A, and 0.5 M sodium sulfate were added to an 8 × 100 mm borosilicate glass column. Bovine plasma and milk samples were passed through the column at a flow rate of 1.5 ml/min. The flow-through was collected and fractions were obtained by passing 1.5 ml of fresh buffer A through the column. Bovine serum albumin was detected in the fractions after staining with the Con A. The mean recovery was 2.78 ± 0.01% for bovine plasma and 1.28 ± 0.07% for bovine milk.

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Keywords: Milk and dairy products, Bioactive compounds, Animals, Mammals, Bovines, Colostrum, Proteins, Bovine, Dried-milk products, Dairy products, Whole milk, Milk fat, Milk-fat globule membranes, Caseins, Sodium dodecyl sulfate, Serum albumin, Affinity chromatography, Sodium dodecyl sulfate-borate, Concanavalin A stain, Affinity chromatography, Affinity separations, Immobilized enzymes


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Junior Potchefstroom Boys

Boys' Junior Cup

04 April 2019

Grade: Gauteng North (South)

Division: Pool A

Pool: A


Game 1 (09:30)

PlayStation/Yello Pockets v Athlone (Kingfisher Blue 2)

Win: 3 wickets

Athlone won the toss and elected to field

PlayStation/Yello Pockets - 75/10 in 10 overs

Khawu v Chamuhiya 2 runs

Chirag v Alam 8 runs

Qalbya v Singh 8 runs

Ryan v Daggupan 6 runs

Santlal v Taufik 5 runs

Tiaan v Alam 0 runs


Athlone - 68/10 in 9.4 overs

Awal v Ryan 16 runs

Seqib v Santlal 4 runs

Imran v Qalbya 4 runs

Shahir v Chirag 2 runs

Mubarak v Kole 2 runs

Ahmed v Chamuhiya 4 runs

Farook v Kabbya 5 runs

Nadeem v Ahli 6 runs


Points: Athlone 2, PlayStation/Yello Pockets 2

Game 2 (10:15)

Club Greenheights v Kelvin Stars (Kingfisher Blue 1)

Win: 0 wickets

Kelvin Stars won the toss and elected to bat

Kelvin Stars - 131/6 in 20 overs

Asela v Johnson 7 runs

Smith v Shakoor 5 runs

Paliwal v Hallahan 4 runs

Dipoo v Dabhi 4 runs

Fernando v Dabhi 3 runs

Jo v Rajoo 9 runs

Strydom v Kumar 10 runs

Goswami v Basheer 1 run


Club Greenheights - 76/6 in 12 overs

Vusumuzi v Smith 16 runs

Aubrey v Jo 6 runs

Alen v Fernando 3 runs

Chase v Dabhi 3 runs

Haque v Johnson 3 runs

Njoo v Fernando 4 runs

Ahmed v Dabhi 1 run

Sheehy v Gupta 3 runs


Points: Kelvin Stars 2, Club Greenheights 2

Game 3 (11:00)

Club Greenheights v Athlone (Kingfisher Blue 2)

Win: 3 wickets

Athlone won the toss and elected to bat

Athlone - 90/7 in 10 overs

Awal v Chamuhiya 2 runs

Seqib v Chase 5 runs

Ahmed v Njoo 1 run

Farook v Sheehy 0 runs

Ahmed v Basheer 3 runs

Shahir v Singh 1 run

Fernando v Dabhi 2 runs

Mubarak v Kumar 0 runs


Club Greenheights - 92/3 in 9.2 overs

Vusumuzi v Dabhi 9 runs

Aubrey v Kumar 7 runs

Chase v Seqib 1 run

Ahmed v Fernando 3 runs

Keshi v Gupta 5 runs

Njoo v Patel 2 runs

Sheehy v Rajoo 3 runs

Haque v Ahmed 1 run


Points: Athlone 2, Club Greenheights 2

Game 4 (12:00)

PlayStation/Yello Pockets v Kelvin Stars (Kingfisher Blue 1)

Win: 3 wickets

Kelvin Stars won the toss and elected to bat

Kelvin Stars - 72/10 in 10 overs

Dabhi v Sheehy 0 runs

Smith v Hasan 5 runs

Paliwal v Rahman 1 run

Fernando v Hasan 5 runs

Jo v Chase 2 runs

Dipoo v Njoo 1 run

Dabhi v Shaheed 5 runs

Smith v Shaheed 3 runs


PlayStation/Yello Pockets - 76/4 in 8.4 overs

Khawu v Dabhi 10 runs

Chamuhiya v Smith 7 runs

Ahli v Dabhi 2 runs

Ryan v Dipoo 4 runs

Santlal v Shaheed 7 runs

Qalbya v Fernando 5 runs

Tiaan v Jo 1 run

Kole v Fernando 2 runs


Points: Kelvin Stars 2, PlayStation/Yello Pockets 2

Game 5 (13:00)

PlayStation/Yello Pockets v Kelvin Stars (Kingfisher Blue 2)

Win: 0 wickets

Kelvin Stars won the toss and elected to bat

Kelvin Stars - 95/7 in 10 overs

Ahmed v Chamuhiya 0 runs

Farook v Aucho 3 runs

Ahmed v Aucho 5 runs

Shahir v Chamuhiya 5 runs

Fernando v Aucho 2 runs

Mubarak v Hasan 5 runs

Smith v Hasan 0 runs

Dabhi v Njoo 1 run


PlayStation/Yello Pockets - 98/5 in 8.4 overs

Khawu v Ahmed 3 runs

Chamuhiya v Farook 7 runs

Ahli v Hasan 7 runs

Ryan v Shaheed 3 runs

Santlal v Fernando 3 runs

Qalbya v Shaheed 7 runs

Tiaan v Dabhi 3 runs

Kole v Dabhi 3 runs


Points: Kelvin Stars 2, PlayStation/Yello Pockets 2

Game 6 (14:00)

Club Greenheights v Athlone (Kingfisher Blue 2)

Win: 3 wickets

Athlone won the toss and elected to bat

Athlone - 89/9 in 10 overs

Awal v Shaheed 3 runs

Ahmed v Dabhi 1 run

Shahir v Rajoo 3 runs

Farook v Shaheed 2 runs

Ahmed v Patel 3 runs


André Le Nôtre – André Le Nôtre, also known as Le Nôtre, was a landscape architect, responsible for the design of the gardens of many of the most famous French châteaux of the 17th century, including Versailles. He is popularly known as the father of the profession and he was born in Paris, the son of Pierre Le Nôtre, a painter of miniatures and Marie Le Nôtre. He was trained in his fathers occupation, he did some paintings by the time he was sixteen. He travelled to Italy with Pierre Berchet in 1640, and worked with the architect Jacques Lemercier, from 1646 he was occupied with architectural drawing for the Louvre. He was made a member of the Académie at Mans in 1650, Le Nôtres first known landscape project was at the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte, for his distant relative, Nicolas Fouquet. Here he was more open to the imagination, transforming the plan into a Picturesque and Romantic garden. His work showed a tendency towards the natural and asymmetrical, Le Nôtre was unable to visit Italy on account of wars with the Italian states. His influence was limited to parts of the northeast of France, Le Nôtres first projects in this style were done for the court of the prince de Condé. The château of Chantilly, belonging to the princess of Condé, François, Le Nôtre achieved the most at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, for Louis XIV and his duc de Bourgogne, later the duc dOrléans. Le Nôtre created a estate at Marly, and, at the Trianon, for the young Louis XIV. His work transformed the old fort into a palace, more suitable for the residence of the king. He is also responsible for the landscapes of the gardens of the Château de Maisons and Château de Saint-Cloud, Le Nôtre died in 1681, and was succeeded by his son Jean-Charles Le Nôtre, to whom he had taught his encyclopedic style, and his son-in-law François Dunan. The design of the gardens of the Château de Marly was a project of Le Nôtres. They were designed to be seen from the top of the terrace, the perspectives and size of the gardens were calculated to surprise the spectators. Le Nôtre planned the gardens following the Renaissance principles of regularity, symmetry and he was also responsible for the modifications made to the original plan, done by Charles Le Brun and the gardener Martin Charbonnier, who remade the terrace and the parterres. The final result was the ancestor of modern formal gardens, in 1660 and 1661, Le Nôtre built two mansions on the Place Royale in Paris, for the jewellers Louis de Lancy and Balthazar Claquin. In 1664, Le Nôtre and Claude Perrault collaborated on a project for the west side of the Louvre. Le Nôtres last landscape was the garden around the château de Sceaux, a project which was incomplete at the time of his death in 1681

9. Gardens of Versailles – The Gardens of Versailles occupy part of what was once the Domaine royal de Versailles, the royal demesne of the château of Versailles. Situated to the west of the palace, the gardens cover some 800 hectares of land, in addition to the meticulous manicured lawns, parterres of flowers, and sculptures are the fountains, which are located throughout the garden. Dating from the time of Louis XIV and still using much of the network of hydraulics as was used during the Ancien Régime. On weekends from spring to early autumn, the administration of the museum sponsors the Grandes Eaux – spectacles during which all the fountains in the gardens are in full play. In 1979, the gardens along with the château were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, one of thirty-one such designations in France. With Louis XIII’s final purchase of lands from Jean-François de Gondi in 1632 and his assumption of the role of Versailles in the 1630s. Records indicate that late in the decade Claude Mollet and Hilaire Masson designed the gardens and this early layout, which has survived in the so-called Du Bus plan of c.1662, shows an established topography along which lines of the gardens evolved. This is evidenced in the definition of the main east-west. From this point forward, the expansion of the gardens of Versailles followed the expansions of the château, accordingly, Louis XIVs building campaigns apply to the gardens as well. At every stage the prescribed tour was managed, under the Sun Kings directions. First building campaign In 1662, minor modifications to the château were undertaken, existing bosquets and parterres were expanded and new ones created. Most significant among the creations at this time were the Orangerie, the Versailles Orangery, which was designed by Louis Le Vau, was located south of the château, a situation that took advantage of the natural slope of the hill. It provided an area in which orange trees were kept during the winter months. The Grotte de Thétys, which was located to the north of the château, formed part of the iconography of the château, the grotto would be completed during the second building campaign. By 1664, the gardens had evolved to the point that Louis XIV inaugurated the gardens with the fête galante called Les Plaisirs de l’Île Enchantée. The event, which officially was to celebrate his mother, Anne d’Autriche, guests were regaled with fabulous entertainments in the gardens over a period of one week. As a result of this fête – particularly the lack of housing for guests, Louis realized the shortcomings of Versailles and began to expand the château and the gardens once again. With this new phase of construction, the gardens assumed the topographical and iconological design vocabulary that would remain in force until the 18th century. ”

10. French language – French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages, French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues doïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to Frances past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, a French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French. French is a language in 29 countries, most of which are members of la francophonie. As of 2015, 40% of the population is in Europe, 35% in sub-Saharan Africa, 15% in North Africa and the Middle East, 8% in the Americas. French is the fourth-most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union, 1/5 of Europeans who do not have French as a mother tongue speak French as a second language. As a result of French and Belgian colonialism from the 17th and 18th century onward, French was introduced to new territories in the Americas, Africa, most second-language speakers reside in Francophone Africa, in particular Gabon, Algeria, Mauritius, Senegal and Ivory Coast. In 2015, French was estimated to have 77 to 110 million native speakers, approximately 274 million people are able to speak the language. The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie estimates 700 million by 2050, in 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked French the third most useful language for business, after English and Standard Mandarin Chinese. Under the Constitution of France, French has been the language of the Republic since 1992. France mandates the use of French in official government publications, public education except in specific cases, French is one of the four official languages of Switzerland and is spoken in the western part of Switzerland called Romandie, of which Geneva is the largest city. French is the language of about 23% of the Swiss population. French is also a language of Luxembourg, Monaco, and Aosta Valley, while French dialects remain spoken by minorities on the Channel Islands. A plurality of the worlds French-speaking population lives in Africa and this number does not include the people living in non-Francophone African countries who have learned French as a foreign language. Due to the rise of French in Africa, the total French-speaking population worldwide is expected to reach 700 million people in 2050, French is the fastest growing language on the continent. French is mostly a language in Africa, but it has become a first language in some urban areas, such as the region of Abidjan, Ivory Coast and in Libreville. There is not a single African French, but multiple forms that diverged through contact with various indigenous African languages, sub-Saharan Africa is the region where the French language is most likely to expand, because of the expansion of education and rapid population growth

11. Garden – A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials, the most common form today is known as a residential garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Zoos,


SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Monday (June 19) that it had seized more than 80,000 methamphetamine pills worth an estimated street value of more than $3.1 million during two separate operations.

In a Facebook post on Monday, CNB said that the drugs had been seized at Tuas Checkpoint on May 24.

In the first operation, CNB officers were deployed at the checkpoint when a Singaporean male traveller was found to be acting suspiciously at about 9.15pm.

"When challenged, the traveller was found to be concealing two plastic packets inside his rectum," CNB said. "Upon further search of his vehicle, officers found an additional three packets containing a total of 40,160 meth tablets hidden inside a sling bag."

CNB officers arrested the 33-year-old man. He has been assessed and found to be mentally sound. He will be charged in court on Tuesday (June 20).

In a second operation that took place at about 11.45pm that day, CNB officers detected two suspicious-looking men acting suspiciously at a pedestrian walkway near the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex.

After conducting a search, CNB officers found a total of 17,280 meth tablets hidden in the roof lining of the car.

The two men, aged 34 and 50, are Singaporeans.

"Investigations are ongoing," CNB said.


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With all the police man killings in the news lately it’s a good thing we have the security of a president who is in complete control of his body and doesn’t have to worry about a trigger happy cop.

Benjamin Smith II, 34, shot dead a 34-year-old black man and a 37-year-old Hispanic man on Friday.

A police chief says a gunman had told him he was “upset about Black Lives Matter”, and that he was targeting white people in a series of random shootings that struck fear in the heart of Chicago.

The gunman killed three people and injured 16 others, all of them apparently chosen at random, before being shot dead by police, according to authorities.

People spoke of their terror after the shootings at various sites in the city’s downtown area on Friday evening.

He shot and killed a man on the street, a train station and a fast food restaurant – his final two victims were shot in front of a Chicago police station.

The suspect was identified as a white man in his 30s, according to the Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, who said he had no information about the gunman’s background.

The suspect had no criminal record, was known to police only for minor traffic violations and was not on the radar of federal law enforcement, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

Police found a weapon in the man’s car, Johnson said, adding that a bomb squad had also been called to the scene.

Earlier, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement: “Any act of violence on a police officer is an attack on our entire community, and requires a swift and thorough investigation.”

Witnesses described scenes of chaos as people scattered for cover after hearing gunshots and watching police run towards the shooter, who they described as a white man.

“I was working, the next thing I know all these people are running and I heard gun shots. I heard at least five,” said Elijah Rodriguez, 17, who works near the shooting scene.

In the chaos of the moment, a woman, also described as being in her 30s, and a man, were wounded as bystanders rushed to escape the gunfire, Johnson said.

An officer who arrived at the scene was shot in the head at point blank range, but his vest saved his life, Johnson said.

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We've had a fire with smoke smell that has not disappeared. The contractors worked hard to solve the problem, but unfortunately, it was a difficult case. We ended up spending more than initially planned and I can't say it was money well spent. I am disappointed. The one problem was that the company was rather unresponsive and I had to follow up more than I would have liked. I would hire again.


Pueblo County and a water provider say they have come to a “mutual understanding” on a controversial decision last month that curbed water supply to a community south of Pueblo.

Last month, the Colorado Springs Water Works announced it would cut water supply to two water districts that buy its water because the Pueblo Reservoir was too low to pump water into the Pueblo County’s Jimmie Creek Reservoir.

That reservoir, which supplies water to about 20,000 people south of Pueblo, had been on a rotating “water conservation” restriction for more than a year.

Jim May, manager of the CSWW, said the restrictions were intended to help the reservoir fill faster, but the cuts to the districts south of Pueblo appeared to exacerbate the problem.

After the announcement last month, residents and water officials in Pueblo and Pueblo County wrote to the state saying they believed the restrictions were discriminatory. They argued that residents in the water districts that purchase the water were being punished for water overuse by residents of Pueblo and Pueblo County, even though they don’t buy the water.

The Pueblo County commissioners sent a letter to CSWW last month that said, in part: “We do not consider that the Pueblo Reservoir can be drained without impact to the water service area, and it is our position that this is discriminatory.”

The commissioners sent another letter Tuesday saying the county is committed to working with the Colorado Springs Water Works on this issue and future water issues.

CSWW agreed to issue a second letter to water districts in Pueblo and Pueblo County clarifying that water would be available.

The districts that had been receiving water have already begun taking the water again, said Dennis Tenorio, general manager of the Northern Water Users Association. He said the water districts bought a $200,000 storage tank to hold water when there is a shortage.

May said CSWW has worked with the districts to understand why the Pueblo Reservoir’s level is low and how to address the problem.

“There’s a huge, huge amount of water being used up there,” May said. “But, with this mutual understanding, I’m confident we’ll be able to make this a long-term fix for everyone.”

Tim Hoover: 303-954-1626, thoover@denverpost.com or twitter.com/timhoover


The layout is interesting, and the selection of buttons and values are nicely suited for a steampunk background.

The mix of cold blue and warmer browns works well, and overall I think it would be very effective on a phone.


BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday presented a proposed new Cabinet to parliament for approval, which is expected to include a defense minister and an interior minister.

Abadi said in a statement that a number of the ministers would remain in their posts, while some would get new assignments and one would be replaced.

The move would boost his government’s credibility as it takes on the Islamic State group, which swept across much of northern and western Iraq last summer. It would also help the prime minister gain influence with a parliament elected in April.

Lawmakers met Monday afternoon in a closed session to hear from the prime minister and approve the new Cabinet.

Iraqi lawmakers already have approved acting ministers in the foreign and defense portfolios in anticipation of a new Cabinet.

The proposed new defense minister is Khaled al-Obeidi, the chief of staff of the armed forces.

The candidate for the interior portfolio is Mohammed al-Ghabban, an official in the predominantly Shiite paramilitary forces known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. The forces were created last summer after Iraq’s most powerful Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, issued a fatwa, or religious decree, calling for Iraqis to fight the extremists.

The new Cabinet members will have to undergo further screening before they can be sworn in.

An aide to the prime minister told The Associated Press that the interior minister would replace Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, who has been acting minister since March. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The process of forming the Cabinet has been drawn out, with delays because of disputes between Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs over who would hold key posts.

It was not clear if the interior minister would be a Sunni or a Shiite. It also wasn’t clear if the defense minister would be a Sunni or a Shiite.

When the new Cabinet is sworn in, the president will be able to name a new Cabinet as demanded by the constitution, giving him greater leverage in the new legislature.

Abadi, a Shiite, has struggled to overcome his dependence on political parties, some of which receive support from neighboring Iran.

During the U.S. occupation, he served as minister of communications under the Shiite-led government of then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He was tapped as prime minister last summer after his predecessor was ousted amid an Islamic State offensive that overran about a third of the country.

Abadi promised to unite Iraq, which is divided among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, but has struggled to overcome his dependence on political parties, some of which receive support from neighboring Iran.

The State Department in Washington announced the appointment Monday of Stuart Jones, a career diplomat, as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq, replacing Douglas Silliman.


November 11th, 2012

While we’re waiting for the official Apple iPod nano 2G Review to come, I wanted to share my review and give you my thoughts. I’ve now had the second generation of the iPod nano for about a week and wanted to give you my thoughts about it.

(Last Updated: Nov 12th, 2012)

The Physical Design

I think Apple got this design right with the nano. It’s very thin and light, which I like. It’s almost identical to the 1st gen nano, but thinner, and with a larger screen. The big deal for me is that it is so much thinner and smaller than the previous nano. I don’t know why I like that so much, but it does make it so much easier to carry around.

The Screen

I was initially concerned about the small size of the screen. My fear was that I wouldn’t be able to see the screen as well, or that it would be harder to navigate the menus. I’m very happy to report that the screen size is perfect for what I want. I think the new screen is just large enough to easily navigate menus and change songs.

The Sound Quality

I was very skeptical about the new sound quality. I don’t have a lot of time to listen to music, and when I do, I usually do it while at the gym. So for me, sound quality is not a huge priority, but I was concerned about it with the new nano.

Well, I am very happy to say that the sound quality is much better than the first generation nano. It is not better than my 4th gen iPod touch, but it is about the same, and sounds really good to me.

The Battery Life

The battery life of the new nano is what I was most worried about. The previous nano only got about 5 hours of battery life when playing music, and this is the same battery as the first generation nano. But I was pleasantly surprised by the new nano. It only lasts about 8 hours, but that’s fine for me. My goal is to carry a nano that can give me 8 hours of listening time at the gym. The only time I need longer than that is when I’m traveling for work, and I have my iPhone with me for music.

The Software

I’m not going to go into too much detail here, but I am very happy with the new software. I think the new interface looks great and I love that I can easily make the album art fit the screen perfectly.


Overall, I’m very happy with the new iPod nano 2G. It is the perfect size and weight for me. It sounds good, and the battery life is good enough for me. It’s nice to have an iPod that’s small enough to fit in my pocket.

I would definitely recommend the new iPod nano. If you already have a 1st gen nano, the only reason to upgrade is for the size.

One thing to keep in mind, is that Apple has said that


Advanced Biological Warfare (ABW)

There is an urgent need for "offensive" biological warfare (BW) capability, to complement defensive measures against an attack with biological weapons (BW). Existing defensive measures provide only limited protection against BW, and their usefulness would be significantly reduced in some circumstances. No acceptable defenses have been developed against BW agents.

This lack of adequate defenses against biological weapons is a major vulnerability in the security of the United States. The increasing danger that biological weapons will be used for hostile purposes poses an urgent need to counter the threat.

Modern biological warfare could include development and use of pathogenic organisms and toxins, as well as incapacitating agents. The former might well be the only BW agent of concern because of their potential for causing mass casualties.

The widespread use of modern technology has increased the availability of biological materials for use as BW agents. Current medical knowledge has increased the potential to create and spread biological weapons. This trend is expected to continue.

Early development and testing of a pathogenic agent for use in an offensive BW program would not be easily detectable. A biological agent can be disseminated in many ways and to many places with little warning. It is difficult to effectively monitor, detect, and decontaminate a wide area after an attack.

Strategic Offensive Biological Warfare

Strategic offensive BW provides the United States with a major deterrent against potential adversaries. As a deterrent weapon, strategic offensive BW can have a significant impact on the overall military posture of the United States and its potential adversaries. It is in the national interest of the United States to develop a military biological capability to deter an adversary from using biological weapons.

Strategic offensive BW will be used against enemy personnel or facilities to inflict maximum casualties, degrade military capability, or destroy life-sustaining resources or capabilities. In military operations, strategic offensive BW would be used as part of a coordinated effort, in conjunction with other conventional and nuclear forces, and it would require integration of tactical, operational, and strategic capabilities.

Strategic offensive BW could be employed by the United States to complement and support its defensive and non-military (e.g., diplomatic, political, economic, and legal) measures in the event of a biological attack. Its primary purpose would be to minimize the impact of a biological attack on the United States or its forces. Strategic offensive BW may also have applications in countering adversaries that are seeking to develop and maintain a BW capability.

Non-Strategic Offensive Biological Warfare

Non-strategic offensive BW may be employed in support of specific military operations against specific adversary targets. It may also be used in support of other military operations. It would be used to complement and support defensive and non-military measures in the event of a biological attack.

Non-strategic offensive BW would be limited in scope and duration, but it would still be considered offensive because it would result in the infliction of casualties. Non-strategic offensive BW would be used against specific targets, rather than against a large area. It would normally be employed in peacetime as a form of anticipatory self-defense, rather than as a weapon of last resort. Non-strategic offensive BW could be conducted clandestinely to avoid a general war.

The possession of non-strategic offensive BW capabilities would enhance the deterrent posture of the United States. It would enhance US options to counter biological threats. These options include military action and other non-military actions, which could preclude the need for a military response.

The National Military Strategy (NMS) endorses non-strategic offensive BW as a credible deterrent to aggression against US interests. The NMS identifies two levels of non-strategic offensive BW for deterrence: A highly credible threat to use BW agents in response to biological attacks or a threat to use BW agents in response to a biological attack. The NMS also identifies a low-level but still credible threat to use BW agents to counter limited biological attacks, sabotage, and hostage-taking.

Global Issues

The US BW program is important to national security and international stability. A fundamental premise of US policy is that offensive BW capabilities are legitimate instruments of national power, especially if the United States is threatened by chemical or biological weapons. The United States has an interest in dissuading the proliferation of BW programs. The development of offensive capabilities by countries without chemical or biological weapons programs or doctrines would be destabilizing and increase the likelihood of their use. The growth of indigenous BW programs in countries with other WMD programs would have similar destabilizing effects.

International stability is jeopardized when there is uncertainty as to whether nations will abide by international legal commitments regarding BW. The US BW program is not intended to influence foreign countries, but to demonstrate the US commitment to deter the use of biological weapons and to respond if deterrence fails. BW will be maintained as a credible deterrent, but not one that would have to be used. The United States should make clear its continued intention to pursue an effective BW program to deter adversaries, if necessary.

US non-strategic offensive BW is an important element of national power and US leadership in arms control. The US BW program plays a crucial role in US leadership in arms control. Non-strategic offensive BW is necessary for full compliance with existing and emerging arms control and non-proliferation agreements. It is important for successful implementation of the CWC, the BWC, and other regional and international agreements. This would prevent the proliferation of BW programs in countries with other WMD programs.


The inherent characteristics of biological agents make them suitable for clandestine delivery and easy to disseminate. Biological agents could be delivered clandestinely to specific personnel or facilities in areas under control of a potential adversary, without risk to the agents’ handlers.

The ability of an adversary to clandestinely deliver a biological agent makes the effectiveness of a traditional containment strategy, such as is used in the management of nuclear, chemical, and missile proliferation, problematic. A defensive strategy for biological weapons will have limited utility.

Interdiction of a clandestine BW attack would require significant intelligence resources and considerable time. It would be difficult to find the attacking agent, assess the magnitude of the attack, and identify the source of the attack. If it is found, the agents are difficult to detect and are difficult to destroy. In the unlikely event that a clandestine BW attack were detected and stopped before any damage occurred, the United States would have to consider the political and military implications of conducting an extensive search for the source of the BW attack.

If an adversary does attempt to use BW, the United States would have to consider the implications of an extensive search for the source of the attack, whether it should be attempted, and what political and military actions might result. US policy is to discourage development of BW programs in countries without other WMD programs, but to take BW programs in friendly countries into account. Therefore, the United States would have to consider how the public and international community would react to the use of US resources to search for a biological attack.

Biological Weapons Control

United States policy is to discourage countries from developing and using BW and to discourage the proliferation of BW.

The United States wants to minimize the risk of WMD proliferation and to prevent or mitigate the harmful consequences of proliferation. Because BW programs are easier to develop and conceal than are nuclear, chemical, and missile programs, US policy is to take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of proliferation of BW. In the case of US friends and allies, it will consider the importance of the BW program to the defense of the country and its overall relations with that country.

Biological weapons could be used in conjunction with nuclear, chemical, or other weapons. This possibility increases the potential threat posed by BW. The United States has concluded that the worldwide prohibition of BW would not eliminate the threat of their use. Although the worldwide elimination of BW is a long-term goal, there is no realistic means to reach it in the foreseeable future. The United States will continue to work toward that goal, but in the meantime it will maintain an effective BW deterrent.

Formal arms control, including international verification of BW programs, would not be sufficient to prevent the clandestine development and use of BW. Biological weapons can be developed and used without a massive infrastructure. Interdiction of clandestine BW programs may not be successful. A country with both BW and chemical weapons programs would be able to attack with biological weapons without any risk of exposure of its chemical weapons program. The United States will seek to work with friendly countries to prevent proliferation of BW.

The United States would oppose a global ban on the development, possession, or use of BW because it is not a realistic possibility. Such a ban would not eliminate the threat of BW. It would be easy to evade a ban and difficult to enforce.

The United States will continue to work with the international community to reach an effective and acceptable solution to the BW problem.

Technical Issues

The United States does not want to be vulnerable to BW, and it must be able to meet the challenge of a biological attack. However, the US BW program will not be capable of protecting the United States against a chemical or nuclear attack, nor will it be able to protect against all types of biological weapons.

There is no defense against BW. The United States does not want to be vulnerable to BW. However, if an adversary did use BW, the United States would be willing to use its offensive BW capability to counter it.

There are no weapons systems or defensive measures capable of protecting against all types of biological warfare. However, a significant deterrent can be developed to dissuade potential adversaries from using BW. This would require BW programs to develop and maintain a viable capability to inflict casualties, degradation of military capability, or destruction of life-sustaining resources or capabilities.

The likelihood that a biological attack would be effective is low. The impact of biological weapons would be low compared to that of nuclear, chemical


Punto Fijo Municipality

Punto Fijo is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) of the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela. The municipality's capital is the town of Punto Fijo.

The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Punto Fijo Municipality" in honour of independence hero Antonio José de Sucre.

The municipality's area is , and the population is 88,115 (2010 est.).

The municipality is the site of the Bicentennial Aqueduct.


University of Notre Dame Australia

The University of Notre Dame Australia (formerly Notre Dame University) is an Australian Roman Catholic university established in 1989. The main campus is located at the northern end of the Monash Freeway in Craigieburn, 25 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne central business district in Victoria, Australia. The university has approximately 1,800 students.

Notre Dame Australia is a tertiary institution of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious community of priests and brothers founded in 1837 in Le Mans, France by Father Pierre Coudrin. The Congregation of Holy Cross was formally recognised by Pope Leo XIII in 1885. In Australia the Congregation of Holy Cross established the predecessor of Notre Dame University, the Holy Cross College, at Box Hill, Victoria in 1951. Holy Cross College was incorporated as a company in 1978 and was approved by the Victorian Government as a Catholic University College in 1981.

In January 1989 the Holy Cross College and the St. Columba's Church in Bulla moved to new premises in Craigieburn. At that time the college was renamed as the Notre Dame Institute of the Arts and the College of Commerce, Science and Technology.

In 1991 the Notre Dame Institute of the Arts, the Notre Dame Institute of the Arts (Interim), the College of Commerce, Science and Technology and the Holy Cross Seminary amalgamated to become a university college.

In 1994 the Notre Dame College of Education and the College of Science amalgamated to become the Notre Dame College of Education and Science.

In 1996 the Notre Dame Institute of the Arts was amalgamated with the College of Education and Science.

In 1997 the University of Notre Dame Australia was formally established.

In 2003 the university changed its name from the University of Notre Dame Australia to Notre Dame University Australia. The change in name reflected the development of the university's research and postgraduate research and development capabilities.

In 2005 the university changed its name back to the University of Notre Dame Australia.

The university's crest was designed by Michael Malone of Pentagram, Melbourne, and is based on the "Cross of the Holy Spirit", which was designed by Leonard McCoy of the University of Notre Dame, in the United States.

In 2006 Notre Dame became the first university in Australia to gain ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management systems.

In 2008 the University of Notre Dame Australia took part in the international Interfaith Center of Beijing and in the International Symposium on the contribution of religions to sustainable development, held at Shandong University in Jinan, Shandong Province, China.

The University of Notre Dame Australia has two major sites: the Craigieburn campus and the Werribee Park campus.

Craigieburn campus

The Craigieburn campus, located at the northern end of the Monash Freeway, houses the Schools of Architecture, Business, Communication and Social Sciences, Education, Health, Humanities and Law, Music, Science and Sport. The campus is also home to the University's administration and a student village.

Werribee Park campus

The Werribee Park campus is home to the School of Education and Social Work. The campus is also the site of the University's Sport Centre.

University library

The University of Notre Dame Australia Library holds over 43,000 print volumes and over 2,000 CD-ROMs. The collection covers theology, philosophy, the arts, social sciences and sciences.

The library's periodical collection contains more than 15,000 current serials including complete runs of the major theological journals. It also holds more than 2,000 current audiovisual titles, 2,000 electronic books and 3,000 electronic journal articles. The library is fully networked to connect to the Internet and to link with all parts of the University, and all staff and students have access to its facilities. The library is a member of the Council of Regional Libraries in Victoria (CRLV) and of the National Library of Australia's Research Collections Network (RCLN).

The library also houses the university's Special Collections and the Archives, including the history of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, the history of the Holy Cross College (now the University of Notre Dame Australia), and personal papers of members of the Congregation of Holy Cross and its educational institutions. The Archives are open to the public.

Research centres and institutes

The university has research centres and institutes including the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), the Australian Institute of Music, the National Institute for Education Development (NIEd), the Australian Institute for Indigenous Development, and the Aloysius JinEndean Lidcombe Catholic Library.

The university also has research alliances with other universities and institutions.

In 2011, the University of Notre Dame Australia was awarded the “Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Corporate Reporting” by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. In the same year the University of Notre Dame Australia received the second highest score in the Excellence in Learning category in the Australian Government's Excellence in Higher Education Award, a system for measuring and benchmarking universities in Australia.

The University of Notre Dame Australia has an undergraduate intake of around 1,500 students and an average intake of about 200 new postgraduate students a year.

In 2006 the University of Notre Dame Australia began offering graduate certificates and diplomas.

In 2011 the university introduced a new academic program that allowed its students to study in the United States of America.

The university has two residential colleges, Cormac and St. Brigid's.

Cormac College was opened in 2000, replacing the college that existed in the Werribee Park campus from 1997 to 2000. The College's name is derived from Cormac MacCarthy, the first Bishop of Melbourne, who was a brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The College was founded by the Rev. Brian Finn SC, a brother of the Congregation.

St. Brigid's College was opened in 2001. The College is named after St. Brigid of Kildare, who is the Patron Saint of Ireland. The College was founded by the Rev. Brian Finn SC, a brother of the Congregation.

St Brigid's and Cormac College form a community known as Cormac Brigid's. Students in the colleges form their own representative councils.

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private university with four schools and one institute:

The university is governed by a board of governors, with the Bishop of the Diocese of Sandhurst as the president of the university.


Prays cingulata

Prays cingulata is a moth of the family Plutellidae. It is found in Taiwan.

The wingspan is 15–17 mm. The forewings are blackish, irrorated with pale fuscous. The basal area is overlaid with deep purple-fuscous, the edge evenly curved. There is a blackish streak, on the inner side of which is an oblique blackish dash. The area between the basal area and the base of the costa is deep purple-fuscous and is traversed by an indistinct oblique fuscous strigula. The first discal stigma is indistinct and the plical and second discal forming a transverse purple-fuscous line. There is a group of indistinct blackish dots around the posterior part of the costa and termen. The hindwings are light grey, in males suffused with whitish on the posterior half.

The larvae feed on "Ficus superba". They mine the leaves of their host plant.


2009–10 Philippine Basketball League season

The 2009–10 season of the Philippine Basketball League (PBL).


Bunny boiler

A bunny boiler (sometimes bunny-boiler) is a person who is obsessed with another person to the point of stalking, harassment, or violence. It was popularised by a number of films in the 1990s including "Fatal Attraction", in which Glenn Close's character Alex Forrest is known for boiling bunnies as part of her psychosis.

The film "Fatal Attraction" featured the villain Alex Forrest, who works as a photographer and engages in an affair with her married lover, Dan Gallagher. When she discovers that Dan is having second thoughts about the affair, she begins to stalk him and his family, which culminates in an attempted seduction of Dan's daughter, which causes Alex to be murdered by Dan.

In the 2010 video game "Fatal Frame", the primary antagonist is a psychopath named Miu Hinasaki. During the course of the game, she kidnaps several young girls and holds them prisoner at her house, where she sadistically mutilates them. Throughout the game, it is implied that she has been doing this for a long time, and that many other girls have disappeared without a trace.

The trope was also used in an early episode of "Glee" when Rachel Berry was terrorised by a former classmate, Quinn Fabray. The term has been used to refer to women in many fictional works, and has been


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Casa Italia (band)

Casa Italia was a short-lived Italian band.

Casa Italia was born in 1988 in Bologna as a project for the creation of music without any commercial purpose. The initial core of the band is formed by Daniele Chiodi, Franco Stalteri and Valerio Varesi, and the experience is enriched by other musicians who will be only present for live performances.

In the years from 1988 to 1995, Casa Italia published three full-length albums, "Infinito in te" (1991), "Sono come sono" (1992), "Gli dei della gioia" (1995), the last two of which were released by the MTM Music label.


Edward Ashworth (politician)

Edward Ashworth (13 November 1794 – 27 January 1879) was an English Whig politician.

Ashworth was elected Whig MP for Preston in 1847, but did not stand again in 1852.


Syntomodrillia concinna

Syntomodrillia concinna is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Drilliidae.

The length of the shell varies between 5.3 mm and 9.3 mm.

This marine species occurs off the Bahamas and the Florida Keys, USA; also off Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Surinam, Costa Rica and French Guiana


Mike Patterson (Canadian football)

Mike Patterson (born April 10, 1965) is a former professional Canadian football defensive lineman who played 12 seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the BC Lions in the second round of the 1987 CFL Draft and spent eight seasons with the Lions. He played college football at Western Illinois.


Olszyca, Greater Poland Voivodeship

Olszyca () is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Budzyń, within Chodzież County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. It lies approximately south-east of Chodzież and north of the regional capital Poznań.


Charlie Higgs

Charles Higgs (born 23 April 1871 – unknown) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half. He played in the Football League for Glossop, Bolton Wanderers and Newton Heath. He also made appearances in the Scottish League for Heart of Midlothian, Motherwell, Celtic and Dunfermline Athletic.


Abraham Bredius

Abraham Bredius (1855–1927) was a Dutch art collector and author of art books, known for his critical approach. He was especially a specialist in Dutch old masters, and the attribution of paintings.

Bredius was born on 2 July 1855 in Amsterdam, the son of a diamond merchant. He studied law at the University of Amsterdam and received his doctorate in 1879. He became a member of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 1878. He and his brother, Pieter Frederik Bredius, ran the diamond business for a time after their father's death in 1895. In 1899 he and his brother retired from business and moved to the town of Laren. His brother committed suicide in 1905.

In 1911, Bredius published his first art book, "Rembrandt: een monografie" (Rembrandt: a monograph), a scholarly study of Rembrandt's oeuvre, based on careful research of the existing works and contemporary documentation. His other publications include "Jan Steen" (1914), "Frans Hals" (1916), "De groote schilderijen in het Mauritshuis" (The large paintings in the Mauritshuis) (1923), "A descriptive catalogue of the works of Peter Paul Rubens" (1925) and "De schilderselders in Nederland gedurende de XVIIe en XVIIIe eeuw" (The painters of the Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries) (1927). The last book was published posthumously by his daughter.

Bredius was married to a daughter of Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, the art historian. Their daughter, Wilhelmina Bredius, was also an art historian.

Bredius was an art collector, and owned works by such artists as Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Jan Steen. He purchased many paintings and drawings at auction, and was considered to have the best collection of old masters in the Netherlands. The collection was put up for sale after his death, and many of the paintings found their way into museum collections. Some of his books are still available, as is the catalogue of his collection.


Chongqing Medical University

Chongqing Medical University () is a public university based in Chongqing, China.

The university is organized into the following colleges and schools:

The university's "Health Research and Clinical Application Center" (HRCC) is one of three bases of China's International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID). The university is also a participant in the China-Australia-Japan Trilateral Infectious Disease Laboratory (CAT-IDL).



Sesalpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. The genus is native to the Americas, where it is distributed from the southern United States (Florida, Texas) to the northernmost part of Argentina (Tucumán). Species are known by many common names, including crown-peas, princess flower, Barbados pride, guizotia, maua, grama grass, whitetick, sandburs, Mexican ticks, pinquitos, piquitos, barbas de Indias, and zorillo.

The species of "Sesalpinia" are annual or perennial herbaceous vines, often with a woody base, reaching a height of 3 m. Leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate, made up of 10-30 leaflets, often with reddish margins. Flowers are in racemes, and are usually white to pink, though yellow and lavender flowers are known. The fruit is a pod, often with a distinctive hooked beak.

The genus is currently classified in the subfamily Mimosoideae, but the taxonomy is in need of a comprehensive phylogenetic study. The five species that have been traditionally recognized in "Sesalpinia" are not monophyletic. While the closest relatives of the genus are in the tribe Ingeae in subfamily Mimosoideae, "Sesalpinia" is not most closely related to any of the genera in that tribe.


Ion beam studies of materials

Ion beam studies of materials (also known as ion beam analysis or IBA) is a discipline that aims to determine the microstructure of solids. Ion beam studies of materials use mass spectrometry to study materials. Ion beam analysis is the name used for the techniques developed to study the solid materials with either a gas or a particle beam. Particle beams are commonly produced by ion guns or by secondary ion mass spectrometry. For high resolution, single particle mass spectrometry (called single particle IBA) or time of flight (TOF) instruments are employed. For many studies, electron microscopes can be used with appropriate detectors.

Single particle mass spectrometry was invented by Herb Guyer and Edward A. Heineman at Cornell University in 1953. This technique was the foundation of the field of ion beam analysis. This technique has been used to study a wide range of materials including metals, ceramics, glasses, organics and polymers.

In this technique the ion beam is focused to a small spot size on the sample, either by focusing in a magnetic or an electrostatic field or by being focused by electrostatic fields in a multielectrode system. The beam is then scanned over the surface of the sample. For each sample point, a mass spectrum of the sample material is obtained. The signals from the individual elements in the sample are then compared to each other in order to determine the composition and/or structure of the sample. This is because the signals are characteristic of the elements from which they are produced. The process of matching up the signals is called deconvolution. In this technique, the detector signal is measured only when a particle of the beam is detected.

The disadvantage of this technique is that it requires much more time to measure each sample point compared to scanning probe microscopes (which use electron beams).

The electron microscope with a detector attached to it can be used as an IBA tool. It is very useful to study the microstructure of ceramics and glasses.

The technique was developed at Cornell University and its name was coined by Thomas Vale in 1959. In electron microscope IBA, the sample is placed on a thin window and a beam of electrons is directed at it. The beam of electrons is either the electron beam itself or the secondary electron beam produced by a beam of primary electrons.

When the electron beam is directed at the sample, some of the electrons are absorbed by the sample. This produces electrons inside the material and some ions. The ions are extracted by an electric field and are accelerated. The electrons emitted from the ions are detected. The detector may be a microchannel plate (MCP) detector or an electron multiplier.

In these systems the electron beam is accelerated between two plates. As


A police officer suffered facial injuries when he was sprayed with acid during a "very nasty" street robbery on Monday evening.

The Metropolitan Police said a member of the public used water to wash out the officer's eyes. He has been taken to hospital.

The policeman was on duty in Clapton, east London, when he was confronted by a man who pulled a corrosive substance from a pouch and sprayed it into his face.

The officer was then forced to hand over his personal possessions.

Metropolitan Police spokesman, Detective Sergeant Gary Brown said: "This was a really nasty robbery, where the officer has approached a male and been sprayed with a substance - which we believe to have been an acid - in his face.

"He has then been further assaulted and had personal belongings stolen."

Det Sgt Brown said police were not aware of any particular motive behind the attack, adding: "It is probably a robbery that has gone wrong."

The officer is based at Stoke Newington Police Station, in Hackney, east London, and is a member of the borough's safer transport team, which was set up to reduce crime around Hackney's taxi and private hire trades.

Scotland Yard said the man responsible for the attack is described as a white male, in his late teens to early 20s.

He is about 5ft 11in, slim, with short blond hair and a small, blond beard. He was wearing a red, grey and black jacket, with blue jeans and white trainers.


Rapper says he wants to release songs that are "like f**k Donald Trump"

Lil B has said that he wants to release a mixtape titled ‘Black Man’s World’, featuring songs about “unity” and “equality”.

Speaking to Billboard, the rapper, who released new track ‘AfricAryan’ in January, said he is “getting ready to drop the ‘Black Man’s World’ mixtape”.

“That’s about unity and equality, about togetherness, love,” he said. “I’m working on it right now, and hopefully it will come out in June.”

The rapper also revealed that the project will contain songs about “stuff like taking over the world, like f**k Donald Trump, like making history”.

Lil B’s last mixtape, ‘Black Ken’, was released in 2016. The release was followed by an album of the same name in 2017, which was released without his consent.

Briefly jailed in January for punching a woman in the face, the rapper later blamed the incident on a result of his “mental disorder” and said he planned to stop releasing music altogether.


EAT-25 Test System

The Panasonic EAT-25 Test System is a complete one-box system for testing audio/video (A/V) signals, enabling designers of A/V equipment to perform critical measurements quickly and conveniently.

Our comprehensive system includes EZ-25A and EZ-19A signal generators, both of which can generate the same high-quality A/V test signals, EZ-D9A dual digital pattern generator, EZ-10R high-speed data pattern recorder, and EZ-S8 data logger. You can use the system in your own lab or rent it on a daily or monthly basis through our worldwide sales network.


The EZ-25A signal generator can generate a wide range of test signals and is the perfect solution for designers who need to generate test signals for A/V equipment such as digital receivers, AV power amplifiers, etc.


The EZ-19A signal generator is ideal for designers who need to generate video test signals for the latest A/V equipment such as liquid-crystal displays (LCD), plasma displays, etc. It is also ideal for assessing test and measurement capabilities for other equipment such as laser displays and printers.


The EZ-D9A is a dual digital pattern generator that can generate high-quality A/V test signals. It is ideal for use in the development of portable AV devices, as well as for assessment of measurement capabilities for other devices such as printers, etc.


The EZ-10R high-speed data pattern recorder is a flexible test system that can record high-speed data patterns, as well as graphic images. It can be used to measure jitter and data loss that is occurring during transmission of A/V signals, and is ideal for measuring the performance of external data-compression devices.


The EZ-S8 data logger can record signals such as sound and video. It is ideal for users who want to log events such as sound and video in a non-stop mode.



The City and Guilds Body Care Science Level 2 qualification is a highly effective means of providing the learner with the practical skills required to use a variety of products and procedures in the provision of beauty treatments.


Embarrassing tax mistake gives a false impression that tax gap is falling at a time when it is rising

The government’s much heralded fall in the tax gap may have been boosted by an embarrassing tax ‘error’, which has skewed official figures to suggest that the amount of tax which goes unpaid is falling.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has admitted that a major error in the way it handles unpaid taxes from firms using the banking system has overstated its tax gap – the amount of tax which goes unpaid – and understated the number of people working under the taxman’s radar.

In a document on its website, it admitted that it has been failing to record taxes which should have been received but were not, but said it did not ‘understate’ the size of the tax gap.

‘The effects of this error are that the statistics do not represent a full year’s tax gap and do not fully represent the HMRC compliance work,’ it said.

The error means that the tax gap fell from £35 billion in 2014/15 to £33.2 billion last year, when in fact the correct figure would have been £39.5 billion.

The mistake means that the tax gap is now out by more than £5 billion.

The admission follows a series of problems for the HMRC. The organisation was accused of losing sensitive personal data on more than 10 million people in an unencrypted CD in 2015, and was also accused of sending the wrong letters to half a million people.

It has also been criticised for a raid on the offices of investigative reporters at The Guardian.

An HMRC spokesperson said: ‘It has become clear that our compliance data is not fully comparable over time, and we will not be publishing it in this form again. This does not affect the overall tax gap and our published estimates of the tax gap for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 have not changed.’

A statement on the HMRC website said that the data published on 31 August ‘estimated the total tax gap to be £33.2 billion for the year 2015-16. This figure represents a decrease of £4.7 billion on the 2014-15 tax gap of £38.9 billion, or a 14 per cent decrease’.

But it admitted that the figure included ‘incorrect estimates’ on income tax, VAT and customs duty.

‘We have corrected this error and published revised estimates for income tax, VAT and customs duty. These estimates now estimate the total tax gap to be £39.5 billion for the year 2015-16, which is an increase of £4.3 billion on the 2014-15 tax gap of £35.2 billion,’ it said.

‘This increase in the tax gap is not a true reflection of what has happened in compliance. It is because the 2015-16 estimates have included the correction of the error which has overstated the 2014-15 tax gap.’


9 ATC ? What is an ATC and how do I use one? An ATC is an automatic transfer switch. It is used to transfer power to the boiler in the event of a power failure. These switches are "automatic" in the sense that they monitor the power flow through the generator and as soon as the power goes off, they engage the transfer switch (in parallel to the house breaker) to power the boiler. When the power is restored, the ATC turns off and disconnects the power to the boiler, restoring the house power. (We are not responsible for damages caused by not following these instructions). Before starting to install the system, you need to find the right place to put your ATC switch. Some considerations include: 1. You should put your ATC as close to the back of the generator as possible. This will make it easier for you to wire it up. 2. It is important to find a place that is dry. You can't use an ATC outside. It will just short out if it gets wet. 3. It needs to be in an accessible place (inside your home). It doesn't need to be near the breaker box (but it should be near a wall outlet). 4. The ATC should be installed at least 3 feet from the nearest source of water (sump pump, water heater, etc.) 5. If your generator is in a cabinet, you should put the ATC switch on the side of the cabinet so it is easy to


One of my best friends, Rachel, is pregnant and is due in April, so of course I had to make her something. She loves to read, so I made her a book gift! It has 2 to choose from; The Mad Tea Party by Lauren Child and Mary Poppins.

I used the Victoria Plum and The Grey from the Victoria Plum fabric line.

I found the bookmarks at a scrapbooking store and thought they were adorable.

I wish I could remember where I found the quote, I think I searched Etsy and bought it there.

I thought it would be cute to make little tags to put the names on so she could just hand them out.

I love the bright colors on the back!

Thank you for looking!


The original photographic image is composed of five photos stitched together with Photoshop. Each photo is on a different curve in order to show the fullest scope of the incredible reach of the fire.

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The map below shows the approximate location of every reported gorilla location between October 2010 and September 2011.

The red circles show where the gorillas have been reported.

To see the previous year's map, click here.

Mapping gorillas is difficult because of the rugged and thick vegetation in the forests of Congo, where they are found.

Often the trackers do not actually see the gorillas themselves, only hear their distinctive screams, and have to make their estimates based on signs such as footprints and vegetation trampled by the large apes.

However, the gorilla range is thought to have expanded significantly in the last five years.

The good news is that the population is now thought to be in excess of 4,000 gorillas.

There are many more threats to gorilla survival than loss of habitat, however, and none are yet under control.

The gorilla is Africa's most threatened mammal, and faces threats from poaching and disease, in addition to the loss of their habitat, and the practice of hunting them for "bushmeat".

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 also left a terrible legacy, with the influx of refugees leaving a legacy of poaching and poverty.

The official policy of the Republic of Congo is that all gorillas should be left in peace in their natural habitat, which is now also under pressure from logging.

The WWF is helping to train a team of gorilla trackers to continue to monitor the gorillas' progress.

You can support their work by donating to the WWF.


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Are you looking for a way to improve your website’s search engine rankings? How about better user experience? There are many ways you can accomplish both.

1. Reduce your page’s load time

Google uses the page load time as one of the factors when determining your search engine rankings. You can use PageSpeed Insights to measure the page load time for any URL.

You should aim for a score of 90/100 and lower. It’s worth pointing out that although this factor is being used as a ranking factor, a slow site will have a negative impact on user experience, which in turn will affect your brand image, search results, and conversions.

2. Enable GZIP compression

GZIP compression compresses the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files in your web pages, which reduces the size of those files and the total data transferred to the user. Google uses this factor to determine page load time.

PageSpeed Insights has a compression test that allows you to measure the level of compression achieved by your website.

For more information on how to enable GZIP compression, see this article.

3. Enable HTTPS

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) allows websites to tell browsers to avoid interacting with any sites except the ones that use HTTPS. This is useful in preventing man-in-the-middle attacks.

As of this writing, Google considers HTTPS as a ranking factor in its search algorithm.

The problem is that although enabling HTTPS is pretty easy (for WordPress websites), it’s not so easy when you have to replace all of your URLs with HTTPS URLs, and make sure that your backlinks are using HTTPS.

If you’re not ready to migrate, you can use the free tool from CloudFlare, which allows you to encrypt your WordPress website and even apply SSL to all of your images, making the switch to HTTPS easy and effective.

4. Check your internal links

Internal links are links that point to another page on your own website. Google uses these links to determine the value of the pages in your website, and how well your site is structured.

Link-building specialists will tell you that there are a lot of ways to build good quality links.

For example, you can use social bookmarking sites, forums, and blogs. For links pointing to your website, you can ask friends, relatives, clients, and business partners to post links to your website on their websites.

But, you should do this within reason, and avoid looking like a link-building spammer.

5. Include internal links in your blog posts

Your blog posts should include internal links, to ensure that Google can detect the relationships between your posts. This will also improve your readers’ experience by allowing them to quickly find the posts that are most relevant to them.

6. Create an XML sitemap

An XML sitemap is a page on your website that contains a list of all the URLs on your website. If you’ve been blogging for some time, you’ve probably already created a sitemap to allow search engines to crawl your site.

The problem is that search engines do not use the sitemap file on your website to crawl your website. In other words, sitemap file is useless to search engines.

Fortunately, there’s a free plugin from Yoast that can automatically generate an XML sitemap and also add the sitemap to your website.

7. Install social sharing plugins

Social media is a great way to market your website and brand. Not only that, you can also use social media as a way to improve your search engine rankings.

When you share your content on social media, you can make the content more accessible to your visitors. Not to mention the fact that social sharing plugins also provide users with a link to your content, which is great for SEO.

Some of the best social sharing plugins for WordPress websites include Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

8. Install and enable W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache can greatly improve your website’s load speed by enabling caching for your website’s pages, posts, and images.

You can read my review of W3 Total Cache to learn more.

9. Install and enable Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO allows you to configure your search engine settings for each post and page on your website. It’s the most powerful SEO plugin for WordPress.

For more information on how to configure Yoast SEO for optimal SEO, see my tutorial on SEO for WordPress.

10. Install and configure Google XML Sitemaps

This is another free plugin from Google that generates an XML sitemap for your website. This sitemap will allow search engines to crawl your website faster and more efficiently.

It also helps you to build quality backlinks to your website. The links in the XML sitemap are much stronger than the links in your sitemap file, because they are permanent links.

You can read more about how to configure Google XML Sitemaps for optimal SEO.

11. Install and enable Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free analytics tool from Google that lets you monitor your website’s performance, including the number of visitors you’re getting, where they’re coming from, and what they’re doing on your website.

I have my own tutorial on how to configure Google Analytics for optimal SEO.

12. Install and enable Google Webmaster Tools

Webmaster Tools is another free tool from Google that lets you verify your website and configure a wide range of settings, including your preferred domain, how your website is indexed, what the canonical URLs are, whether you allow Google to crawl dynamic pages, whether you allow web crawlers to follow your links, and whether you allow Google to scan your pages for malware.

Webmaster Tools is especially useful for websites that have a lot of dynamic pages, and pages that are indexed using non-standard URLs.

13. Install and enable Google Analytics by Yoast

Google Analytics by Yoast is another free plugin that allows you to synchronize your Google Analytics account with the most popular SEO plugin for WordPress, Yoast SEO.

With this plugin, you can easily add your Google Analytics tracking code to all your posts, pages, and sidebars, without having to manually add the tracking code for each post.

14. Submit your website to Google

If you have a new website, you should submit it to Google Webmaster Tools, which will allow Google to index your website and create a site map.

15. Install a contact form plugin


As the fashion world is taking notice of Athleisure (a new style trend of casual attire that incorporates sports-luxe style elements), a new video called The Slits, from G. Garvin (a C-level marketing executive), perfectly illustrates why we love this trend. The video features an athleisure-clad woman who uses the sporty-swag inspired outfit to complete a variety of day-to-day tasks in style.

The music to the video is performed by Miley Cyrus and written by Cyrus and Pharrell Williams. The music video is part of a larger promotion for the G. Garvin brand.




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In today’s digital age, many people look to the internet to learn about and purchase products. These include retail shoppers who look to Amazon for new toys or appliances, travelers who look to Expedia for airline tickets, and even patients who look to the internet to learn about a disease or find a doctor. This presents unique challenges for brand owners. While brand owners can claim ownership of certain content on their sites and apps, much of the internet is controlled by other entities. This includes social media sites, search engines, content syndicators, content aggregators, and other web sites. A brand owner who does not protect its name and trademarks on these sites risks losing control of its brand online.

In the past, brand owners who found a third-party using its trademarks or similar trademarks had to prove that the third-party was using the mark in a confusing manner. This required proving that the third-party’s use of the mark was likely to cause confusion in the mind of the average consumer, i.e. that it was likely to be mistaken for the mark of the brand owner. Today, however, that burden of proof is no longer necessary.

A little over one year ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the landmark case of Global-Tech v. eBay, 562 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 2009). The Global-Tech decision held that a plaintiff can bring a claim against a third-party for cybersquatting by using the new procedures set forth in the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999 (“ACPA”). Previously, under the ACPA, a brand owner had to prove confusion to make a cybersquatting claim. Under the new regime, the burden has been placed on the third-party to show that its use of a domain name is legitimate.

The burden shift was the most significant change in the Global-Tech case. Before Global-Tech, a cybersquatting plaintiff had to prove confusion. After Global-Tech, a cybersquatting plaintiff only needs to prove that a defendant has registered a domain name similar to the plaintiff’s mark with bad faith intent to profit.

According to the Ninth Circuit, “the ACPA’s [bad faith] requirement means little more than that a domain name registrant must intend to profit from the goodwill associated with the plaintiff’s mark.”

Once a cybersquatting plaintiff has proven this intent, a plaintiff need only show that it owns a trademark that is similar to the defendant’s domain name in order to prevail on its claim. This is the essence of the burden shift. A plaintiff who successfully proves that the defendant is cybersquatting on a domain name that is similar to its trademark does not need to prove that consumers are being confused. The cybersquatter must show that its use of the domain name is legitimate.

The Global-Tech case also made it easier for a plaintiff to win a cybersquatting case because of the additional burdens placed on a defendant.

First, the Global-Tech case made it harder for a cybersquatting defendant to defend itself on the merits. Before Global-Tech, a defendant could defend a cybersquatting claim by arguing that its use of the domain name was not confusing to consumers. However, after Global-Tech, a defendant can no longer rely on its good faith use of the domain name to show that it is not cybersquatting. Instead, a defendant must show that its use of the mark is legitimate. This has led to claims of cybersquatting where the mark and the domain name are similar, but where there is no evidence that consumers are being confused.

Second, the Global-Tech case made it easier for a cybersquatting plaintiff to obtain injunctive relief. Traditionally, a cybersquatting plaintiff had to show that it was likely to prevail on its claim in order to obtain an injunction to prevent a defendant from using its domain name. After Global-Tech, a plaintiff need only show that the defendant is likely to profit from its use of the domain name to obtain an injunction. Since an injunction may be obtained before trial, this allows plaintiffs to eliminate the use of their marks by defendants before they can defend their actions in court.

The Global-Tech case has led to a shift in the burden of proof in cybersquatting cases. This shift has created an environment where cybersquatting cases are becoming more difficult to defend.


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One of my favourite times in the barbershop. I love conversations with guys about life, business, sex, sports and news.

A friend of mine said, "The best conversations happen over a good cup of coffee".

That’s what I’ve done in my new book... ‘Good Coffee, Bad Conversations’.

If you’ve got a few minutes, I’d like to share a story with you.

In the late 90’s, my business partner, Jeff – a good friend of mine and also a barber – was having problems. He was having lots of conflict with his wife and daughter and he was angry all the time.

I asked him if he wanted to talk about it.

He said, “No. That would be good coffee, bad conversation.”

It’s true, Jeff was scared to open up and share what was really going on in his life. He was afraid of what he would hear.

I remember this time because I wanted to help Jeff, but I didn’t know what to do. So I did the only thing I knew how to do.

I started writing.

As I wrote, I realized that coffee was a lot like conversation.

A cup of coffee was good.

A cup of coffee was bad.

That’s when it hit me... ‘Good Coffee, Bad Conversations’.

It’s about the conversations we have and how they can make or break our lives.

In my book, I show you the seven bad conversations you need to stop having. You’ll also learn the seven good conversations you should start having instead.

As a bonus, I also share the six good conversations I’ve had with some amazing people including Grant Cardone, Kody Deis, Andy Frisella, Gary Vaynerchuk and others.

There’s more, but you’ll have to read it to find out.

The book is short and concise. It’


Magic: the Gathering has launched the Dominaria campaign. Dominaria is a plane steeped in rich lore and ancient magics. The world is home to several important factions, including Benalia, home to the Knights of Benalia, and the nation of Corondor. Corondor is ruled by Baron Sengir and his brother, Baron Sardu.

Dominaria is also home to some of Magic’s most iconic characters. The Weatherlight is crewed by a legendary host of characters, including Captain Sisay, Karn, and Teferi. But the Weatherlight’s roster is far from limited to famous crew members.

This is the history of the Weatherlight’s crew members who weren’t famous enough to get their own card.

(Special thanks to Jason Carl’s Comprehensive Rules FAQ and to YSDC’s flavor text wiki for their incredible flavor text sources.)

Venser, Shaper Savant

Venser is an artificer who discovered his latent Planeswalker abilities while recovering from an injury on the plane of Shandalar. After being recruited to join the crew of the Weatherlight, Venser eventually fell into a coma and later revived himself on the plane of Koilos.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn is a silver golem who used to live on the plane of Argentum. He came aboard the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Aven Windreader

Aven Windreader is a scout who used to serve in the Feather clan of Aven, a nomadic race. She is joined on the Weatherlight by two siblings: Aven Brigadier and Aven Trooper.

Sisay, Captain

Sisay is a captain from the nation of Jamuraa, and is the Captain of the Weatherlight.

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Squee is a goblin on the Weatherlight crew. His fellow goblin cohorts on the crew are Rishadan Cutpurse, Rishadan Footpad, and Greel.

Irina, Great Glass-Spinner

Irina is an illusionist who used to serve the Imperial Court of Otaria. She was exiled after the court was overthrown and joins the Weatherlight in search of answers.

Sharuum the Hegemon

Sharuum is an artificer who, in her past life, became a planeswalker. Sharuum built a stronghold called Koilos on the plane of Koilos, and served as a guardian to the mysterious stronghold.

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Edric was a spy who was arrested after his cover was blown. Edric’s home nation of Trest was destroyed, and he was freed from his cell aboard the Weatherlight in exchange for his assistance on the ship’s infiltration of Phyrexia.

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Squee is a goblin who served as the goblin court advisor to the Supreme Arbiter of the Imperial Court of Otaria. He joins the Weatherlight crew after being abandoned in Krov on Dominaria, and joins the crew in order to find a way home.

Tahngarth, Talruum Hero

Tahngarth is a Tahngarth is a minotaur who hails from the nation of Talruum. Tahngarth was captured by Sarpadian pirates and sold into slavery. He was rescued from his servitude by the crew of the Weatherlight.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn was a silver golem who lived on the plane of Argentum. He boarded the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn is a silver golem who used to live on the plane of Argentum. He came aboard the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Starke of Rath

Starke of Rath is a master thief who joins the Weatherlight crew after discovering a conspiracy to overthrow the current government of his native country of Rath.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn was a silver golem who used to live on the plane of Argentum. He came aboard the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Gryff, Knights of Benalia

Gryff was a member of the Knights of Benalia who died in a battle against an Onakke Ogre. He was later revived by Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker, who repurposed his damaged body as a messenger for the ship.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn is a silver golem who used to live on the plane of Argentum. He came aboard the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker

Tiana is a ship’s caretaker who was attached to the Weatherlight before it was even built. She was responsible for the upkeep of the ship, including a number of tiny, flying custodians.

Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker

Tiana is a ship’s caretaker who was attached to the Weatherlight before it was even built. She was responsible for the upkeep of the ship, including a number of tiny, flying custodians.

Aven Envoy

Aven Envoy was a captain who used to serve in the Knights of Avon. She lost her entire company during a battle against an Onakke Ogre. Aven Envoy was revived by Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker, and took up a new post as envoy for the Weatherlight.

Urza Planeswalker

Urza was a planeswalker who, after his death, was merged with a powerstone and transformed into an artificial planeswalker. He was the first person to travel to the plane of Phyrexia, and later forged a coalition of planeswalkers against the Phyrexians.

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Squee is a goblin who served as the goblin court advisor to the Supreme Arbiter of the Imperial Court of Otaria. He joins the Weatherlight crew after being abandoned in Krov on Dominaria, and joins the crew in order to find a way home.

Icatian Lieutenant

Icatian Lieutenant is a soldier from the nation of Icatia. She joined the crew of the Weatherlight in order to track down her fellow Icatian soldiers who were captured by Rathi forces.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn is a silver golem who used to live on the plane of Argentum. He came aboard the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Barren Glory

Barren Glory is a captain who came from an apocalyptic future. He used to captain a ship called the Weatherlight, which is (unsurprisingly) a ship not unlike the Weatherlight.

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Jhoira is a master artificer who was captain of the Weatherlight for a time.

Gryff, Knights of Benalia

Gryff was a member of the Knights of Benalia who died in a battle against an Onakke Ogre. He was later revived by Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker, who repurposed his damaged body as a messenger for the ship.

Captain Lannery Storm

Captain Lannery Storm was a member of the crew of the Weatherlight who was killed during a mission to Rath. She was later revived by Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker, and now serves on the Weatherlight as a crew member.

Nimbus Maze

Nimbus Maze was an artificer who served the Knights of Benalia. He was sent to accompany Squee on a diplomatic mission to Icatia, but was killed by a phyrexian vat lord during the visit.

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Squee is a goblin who served as the goblin court advisor to the Supreme Arbiter of the Imperial Court of Otaria. He joins the Weatherlight crew after being abandoned in Krov on Dominaria, and joins the crew in order to find a way home.

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Ajani is a leonin planeswalker who was once the leader of the Capashen clan on the plane of Alara. His pride led to a war between the clans of Capashen and Kumena. After the war, Ajani renounced his leadership and traveled to Dominaria.

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Squee is a goblin who served as the goblin court advisor to the Supreme Arbiter of the Imperial Court of Otaria. He joins the Weatherlight crew after being abandoned in Krov on Dominaria, and joins the crew in order to find a way home.

Barren Glory

Barren Glory is a captain who came from an apocalyptic future. He used to captain a ship called the Weatherlight, which is (unsurprisingly) a ship not unlike the Weatherlight.

Squee, Goblin Nabob

Squee is a goblin who served as the goblin court advisor to the Supreme Arbiter of the Imperial Court of Otaria. He joins the Weatherlight crew after being abandoned in Krov on Dominaria, and joins the crew in order to find a way home.

Karn, Silver Golem

Karn is a silver golem who used to live on the plane of Argentum. He came aboard the Weatherlight after his homeworld was destroyed by a time riptide.

Captain Lannery Storm

Captain Lan


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All the new games for the week

Once upon a time, the first week of the month meant a new Switch eShop release was imminent, but recently, Nintendo has shown an admirable level of restraint. The first week of this month is no different, as there's just a couple of new games on the way to the system's digital store.

Coming to North America this week is the sequel to the surprise hit of 2017, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. The platformer has a rich history on the PC and consoles, but this remake proved to be well worth the time spent by the fans. With a new look and modern gameplay, this is certainly worth your time if you haven't played it yet. The Dragon's Trap releases in North America on February 9.

For our European readers, this week brings us into the dangerous world of SteamWorld Dig 2. While the first game was critically acclaimed and earned quite a bit of love, this sequel looks to improve on the formula by adding a lot more variety and some online multiplayer options. Dig 2 is a bit more than a week away, and will be available on February 9.

If that's not enough for you, then you'll be happy to know that the Nintendo Switch's Virtual Console service has something new in store for you. For the week of February 13, the Nintendo 64 classic Donkey Kong 64 will be available on the system's store.

As always, we'll keep an eye on the eShop and update you on new releases if and when they become available. If you're holding out for some new physical releases, we should have some news later today.

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Scribblechat: Thoughts and Notes on Black Mountain

by Mike Shea on 3 October 2003

This morning I saw the movie "Black Mountain" in a theatre near me. I had been really looking forward to it since I heard about it months ago. I enjoyed it a lot, but the final scene didn't end with the punch I was expecting. The entire movie was a quiet, intense build-up to that one final scene and, as much as I enjoyed the movie, I found myself disappointed at the end.

The film is good, I highly recommend it, but be ready for an intensely quiet movie. You might even want to bring a set of earplugs to help block out the noise from the rest of the theatre.

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View Full Version : How can I identify potential variables?

MikeJackness Hi all,

I'm trying to learn about and identify some potential (input) variables for a simple device.

I've looked at the classic approach using the Analyser to get a range of DC voltages (input values) and their corresponding output values but that's not what I'm looking for.

I want to find out what variables may affect the final values I am looking for and why they have an effect on the outputs.

An example would be, lets say I am looking for DC values of between 2V and 4V. The device I am testing has a button which, when pressed, will alter the value of something between 1% and 100%. How can I find out what that value is? I know that it's 1% - 100%, but I want to know the value of the device and how it affects the outcome.



Ian Smith You need to identify what it is you are actually measuring.

Are you measuring the current through a certain circuit? If so, you need to measure the voltage drop across it (and also the current through the circuit itself)

Are you measuring the temperature of a thermocouple?

Are you measuring the force produced by a tensile tester?

etc etc.

The only way to find out is to identify what is actually changing (when the button is pressed) and what is being measured.

Hope that helps.

MikeJackness You need to identify what it is you are actually measuring.

Are you measuring the current through a certain circuit? If so, you need to measure the voltage drop across it (and also the current through the circuit itself)

Are you measuring the temperature of a thermocouple?

Are you measuring the force produced by a tensile tester?

etc etc.

The only way to find out is to identify what is actually changing (when the button is pressed) and what is being measured.

Hope that helps.

It does help a lot, thank you. I'm looking at the values in the actual device rather than the sensor values.

I'm trying to test a stepper motor, and I want to see if the resistance of the motor changes when it turns.

I guess I'll have to figure out what the resistance is when the motor is not turning and what it is when it is, then identify the variables that affect it.

Any more ideas would be great.

Ian Smith I'm trying to test a stepper motor, and I want to see if the resistance of the motor changes when it turns.

Ah! Well, you've gone and identified the system (stepper motor) and the variables (resistance). Now all you have to do is find out the actual resistance and how it changes when the motor is turned.

Also, have you determined whether the motor is powered from an AC mains supply or from a DC battery (or similar)? You need to know this because AC mains supplies may vary the current they provide, depending on the load (which may include the motor), and some DC supplies may have a current limit (which you may need to bypass if it's too low).

Hope this helps.

MikeJackness Hi all,

I've been doing some reading and thinking about how to approach this, and it looks like my answer is to use two multimeters.

One to measure the voltage of the stepper motor (when turned) and the other to measure the current flowing through it (when turned).

The questions are;

What kind of multimeter should I use?

Should I use a panel mount multimeter for ease of use, or a DMM?

Should I try to build a sensor for the current measurement?

Ian Smith Hi all,

I've been doing some reading and thinking about how to approach this, and it looks like my answer is to use two multimeters.

One to measure the voltage of the stepper motor (when turned) and the other to measure the current flowing through it (when turned).

The questions are;

What kind of multimeter should I use?

Should I use a panel mount multimeter for ease of use, or a DMM?

Should I try to build a sensor for the current measurement?

1. Both, to begin with. You may only need one, but you may need two, and it's better to have two of them.

2. As above. If you can't build the current measurement, then either use one of the basic models that has a current setting, or use the voltage reading on the meter and then calculate the current from that. (e.g. multiply by 0.6 to get approximate amperes)

3. Again, as above. If you can't build a current measurement, then you can get a panel meter to do the job for you, or you can try one of the fancier meters that have current measurement as one of their functions.

MikeJackness Thanks for the replies. I am currently using two multimeters, a panel meter and a handheld meter.

I've built an adjustable resistance using one of the 5W, 12V heater elements from a microwave. When I put it in series with the motor it showed a resistance of around 400 Ohms.

I was then trying to identify how much current it drew when it was switched on, and I couldn't get a good result because the panel meter wasn't reading it properly.

I think that's where I'm at with it at the moment. I may try using my handheld multimeter to see if it can read the current draw, but that may prove difficult because I'm not sure where the current is going through the stepper.

Thanks again for all the advice.

Ian Smith Thanks for the replies. I am currently using two multimeters, a panel meter and a handheld meter.

I've built an adjustable resistance using one of the 5W, 12V heater elements from a microwave. When I put it in series with the motor it showed a resistance of around 400 Ohms.

I was then trying to identify how much current it drew when it was switched on, and I couldn't get a good result because the panel meter wasn't reading it properly.

I think that's where I'm at with it at the moment. I may try using my handheld multimeter to see if it can read the current draw, but that may prove difficult because I'm not sure where the current is going through the stepper.

Thanks again for all the advice.

I can't help with the current measurement, I don't know much about motors.

But, if you


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Unbelievably cute.

This is a review of the artbook for Lucky Star. I'm not going to write a full review, because you can find that on other sites.

Lucky Star is a 4-panel comedy manga that revolves around the lives of four girls. In this artbook, it also includes background sketches, 3D illustrations of some of the characters, and even some concept art of the outfits.

The artwork is cute, and will make you smile, and for me, that's what makes this a good book. It has all the artwork for the series, and all the side-materials as well.


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Thu Apr 26 2001

Review: Discourse Studies

Editor for this issue: Terence Langendoen <terry linguistlist.org>


Message 1: Genre Analysis and Discourse Analysis

Ken Hyland, Introducing Discourse Analysis (Blackwell Introductions to Applied Linguistics) , xii+267pp, paperback ISBN 0-631-22512-8, hardback ISBN 0-631-22511-X, $47.95 / ??35.00 The blurb on the back: This textbook introduces students to the main traditions of discourse analysis, from structuralism to modern approaches, and includes many examples of actual texts for study and analysis. Hyland has developed his own approach, based on a number of leading methods, to show the student how to apply them to language use. Divided into four parts, this book explores the key concepts, applications and findings of these methods, in the first section looking at language and discourse as a unit, in the second examining patterns of text structure, in the third explaining how discourse is used to construct particular kinds of meaning, and in the fourth looking at how we study discourse. The first three sections introduce three different approaches to discourse analysis - the macro-structural approaches of Saussure and Gee, the micro-structural approach of Halliday, and the interpersonal approaches of Brown and Hodge. The last section explores ways in which different kinds of discourse are studied, including conversation, literature, power, work and the media. What I liked: This is an excellent textbook. It provides a good survey of a range of discourses analysis approaches and provides clear descriptions of the methodological principles of these approaches. This is an approachable introduction to a complex and diverse field. The topics covered include the analysis of conversation, text and the various modes of literature. Hyland shows how the same principles can be applied to these different types of text. He draws on a wide range of literature to show how discourses can be studied and includes many examples of actual texts. The book is very clearly written, contains many well-chosen examples, and provides a good introduction to a subject which is likely to be of increasing interest to Linguists. What I didn't like: The chapter on the analysis of conversation and the chapter on the analysis of discourse in fictional texts would benefit from a more rigorous discussion of the key concepts used in this type of analysis. For example, the chapter on conversation provides an excellent introduction to this type of discourse, but it would be better if there was a clearer discussion of the concepts of turn-taking and overlap, and a more careful explanation of the use of 'look-back' studies and the main types of transcription. The chapter on discourse in fictional texts provides an introduction to a type of analysis which has not been covered elsewhere in the book, and this is an important addition to the text. However, this chapter does not include the discussion of the key concepts of discourse analysis which is provided in the other chapters. It would have been better if this chapter could have followed the same format as the other chapters, and discussed how a particular approach was developed, what its key concepts are, and how these concepts can be applied. I think that this is an important addition to the book. Another minor point is that there are several typos in the book, but I don't think that this detracts from the overall quality of the book. What is missing: A discussion of the key concepts of discourse analysis which can be applied to all types of text.


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More than 600 students in the CSU system are waiting for their transcripts to be cleared.

Transcripts at CSU campuses are frozen for over 600 students who attended the Pueblo campus last semester, and if they don't complete their credits and final exams, they could lose their scholarships and their seats.

According to the CSU-Pueblo website, 615 students have not yet completed their spring semester. They will lose their financial aid eligibility if they don't finish.

"It's like they're on a waiting list," said Dale Lange, who works at the registrar's office. "We're waiting for the teachers to grade their finals and the professor to submit the grades and then they can release the transcript."

On March 20, the Pueblo campus was told to cease instruction and close by the chancellor's office.

"It's just horrible," said CSU-Pueblo student Julea Prentice. "I don't know if I'm graduating or not."

Prentice said she's upset she's paying for classes that she can't use, but she feels she doesn't have a choice.

"If I want to go to graduate school I have to get a certain GPA, so I can't afford to fail this semester," said Prentice.

Meanwhile, her son is suffering because he needs a caretaker for his medical condition.

"That's why I'm a mother, that's why I'm a mom, that's why I'm a father," said Prentice.

Prentice said she feels alone and doesn't know what to do.

"If I don't have an answer, I can't do anything," said Prentice. "I just have to wait."

It's a wait-and-see game for CSU students.

"I just hope we all pass," said Prentice.

Some students, like Adrienne Longoria, have called out for help.

"Help us," she said. "Help us students."

"We would have probably been able to catch up if they had let us finish our classes," said Longoria. "It's just frustrating that they can't let us finish our last few weeks."

Longoria and Prentice said they want to go to graduate school, but if they don't pass this semester, they could lose their scholarships.

"I'm trying to be hopeful," said Prentice.

"It's frustrating, but I don't know what to do," said Longoria. "I'm hoping we get our money back and I'm hoping we can finish this semester."

CSU-Pueblo officials said they don't know when transcripts will be released because each student's professor has to grade the final exams and send them to the registrar's office.


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The 2014 Lexus ES shares its looks with the outgoing model and in a way with the new IS sedans as well. So it is a blend of a wedge shape and something more traditional. From some angles, it is vaguely reminiscent of the LFA. Its grille is pronounced, its side character lines are muscular and its curves on the hood and trunk are attractive and not overdone.

Its front end is more Lexus-like than before and its tail is more sedan-like than before. It has a more modern look without being overly aggressive and its design is not overly bland like some of its competitors. It is a good looking sedan but it will be a little too plain for some people.

Truck Trend's 2014 Best Interiors trophy went to the new Lexus ES. It has an attractive dash that has been borrowed from other Lexus models but it is still nice and functional.


I was surprised at how good the 2014 ES was. It was comfortable and quick and the transmission was a work of art. It was easy


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Did you think there’s no such thing as free lunch? Wrong!

I was an old punk. I ate cheaply. I ate unhealthily. I went out for food once a week, never paid more than $8 for a plate of rice and 2 pieces of chicken. Other times I ate popcorn and French Fries with my friends while watching movies in the cinema. And as I became an adult, I ate badly and grew fat.

Last year, I decided to change my life. I started to save money, and from that day, I stopped eating cheaply.

Here are some tips I picked up.

1. Choose the cheaper meal of the day

McDonalds have only 2 types of meals that are cheaper than the rest. These are the McD Snack Meal and McD Value Meals.

The McD Snack Meal cost RM5.69, which includes a Chicken McSpicy or Filet-O-Fish, 2 Nuggets and a 375ml soft drink. The McD Value Meal costs RM8.19, which includes a Big Mac, a McSpicy or a Filet-O-Fish, 2 Nuggets and a 375ml soft drink.

Both meals are cheaper than the other meals that you can buy.

The cheapest meal of the day in McDonalds is the Cheeseburger meal.

2. Eat at ‘The’ Restaurant instead

In Singapore, McDonalds is known as ‘The’ Restaurant. And you don’t need to ask ‘Where is the nearest McDonalds?’, because in Singapore, ‘The’ Restaurant and McDonalds is the same thing.

It’s a myth that ‘The’ Restaurant is more expensive than McDonalds. In fact, most of the meals that are available in McDonalds can be found at ‘The’ Restaurant.

The most expensive meal in ‘The’ Restaurant is the Set Dinner (Veg/Chicken). The meal costs $7.20. The most expensive meal in McDonalds is the Cheeseburger meal, which costs $4.29.

All other meals in ‘The’ Restaurant are cheaper than the other meals in McDonalds.

For example, the cheapest meal in ‘The’ Restaurant is the Curry Puff. The Curry Puff costs $3.10. The cheapest meal in McDonalds is the Cheeseburger meal, which costs $4.29.

3. Eat from 7-Eleven instead

There are two reasons why I suggest you eat at 7-Eleven instead of McDonalds or ‘The’ Restaurant.

The first reason is, the food at 7-Eleven is almost as good as the food in ‘The’ Restaurant.

The second reason is, 7-Eleven sell drinks and fast food cheaper than McDonalds and ‘The’ Restaurant.

For example, I ordered a portion of Mac and Cheese in 7-Eleven. I ordered the Mac and Cheese as a take away, because I do not have any microwave in my office.

The cost of the Mac and Cheese is $3.30. And I bought a Pineapple Juice, which costs $1.30.

The total cost of my meal is $4.60. The same meal costs $4.79 in McDonalds.

It’s true that the Mac and Cheese in 7-Eleven tastes a bit different from the one that I bought in McDonalds.

It’s also true that the taste is not as good as the one that I can buy in ‘The’ Restaurant.

But it’s true that the cost is almost the same.

4. Avoid eating at the food court

Food courts are expensive. The price of food sold at the food courts are almost the same as the cost of the same meal in a fast food restaurant.

So I’ll suggest you avoid eating at the food court.

5. Make food at home

I make sure I cook once a day. I try my best to cook healthy meals. And the cost of the food that I make at home is much cheaper than the cost of a fast food meal.

6. Eat with other people

The total cost of my meal depends on how many people are eating the same meal.

For example, I shared a Big Mac meal with my friend. The total cost of the meal was $8.20. That’s because the meal cost $4.29 each.

The cost of the meal depends on how many people are eating the same meal. The cheaper meal is when I eat alone.

7. Share the meal

Sometimes I share the meal with my partner. I usually share a meal with my partner once a week. I share the meal because I feel bad that my partner is eating alone while I’m eating with my friends.

If I share the meal with my partner, the total cost is $4.60.

If I eat alone, the total cost is $4.79.

8. Always look for a promotion

In McDonalds, ‘The’ Restaurant and 7-Eleven, there are always promotions.

For example, 7-Eleven and ‘The’ Restaurant sometimes offer discount on their drinks and fast food.

So I suggest you always look for a promotion before buying a meal.


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Gordon394 September 5, 2011, 12:11 pm This is one of the most intriguing products I've seen for a while. Will the quality be comparable to the smartphone quality, or will it be significantly worse? Are you sure you'll be able to get the same picture quality from the handset as with the phone tethered to a DSLR? I have to say I'm excited.

Matthew September 5, 2011, 8:22 pm Thanks for the review, very interesting product. Do you know how much it will be available to the market and how it will be distributed?

HiFiChris September 7, 2011, 3:56 pm Not sure about this. Love the idea but dont think it's ready. Biggest concern is image quality and would be pretty disappointing to take photos that look awful. I'd be worried about the image quality from the Nikon and would expect that some of the 'features' are just Nikon marketing. Probably best to wait until there are some real world reviews before investing.

R.I. September 11, 2011, 1:16 pm This sounds amazing but what about the battery life?

I really like this feature because it would be handy for traveling.

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The leadership of the world is not giving a serious thought to the future of the world and they are not ready to save the world. If this condition continues then the future of the world will be very difficult to predict.

The world is facing some serious problems and a few of them are as follows:

Climate change


Income inequality


Resource scarcity

Public health

Mass migration

Internal conflicts

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The most important achievements of humankind have been its ability to observe, to experiment, and to reason. These capabilities have given humans the power to conquer the world and to dominate everything. The presence of powerful armies of humans has protected humans from the evil of other humans.

People are now able to live in many different places and these different places have different types of people.

Are people ready to save the world?

The world is facing many problems, however, the leaders of the world are not ready to save the world. If this condition continues then the future of the world will be very difficult to predict. The world is facing many problems, however, the leaders of the world are not ready to save the world. If this condition continues then the future of the world will be very difficult to predict.

The countries which are rich in wealth and resources will enjoy a good future, but the countries which do not have wealth and resources will face very difficult situations. The climate change has become one of the biggest problems of the world and the government of the world is not taking serious actions to tackle this problem.

If the governments of the world are unable to deal with this problem then the world will suffer a lot from this problem. The fact is that the world is in very big trouble. If there is no action to save the world then the future of the world will be very difficult to predict.

In order to deal with the current problems of the world, the governments of the world will have to make some very tough decisions.


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A major renovation project at York University in Toronto is expected to run at least $26 million over budget, due to unanticipated problems that are forcing school officials to tear out and rebuild much of the work already completed.

Construction started in January 2014 on the $136-million project, which is meant to replace the York Arena, which opened in 1971, with a new, modernized facility with more seating and amenities.

Work on the exterior of the arena was completed, but the contractor, Armel Holdings, noticed a problem when it came to the steel supports for the roof in June 2015, York University president Rhonda Lenton said.

"We realized there were some structural concerns around the roof, so we paused the project," Lenton told CBC Toronto.

Steel reinforcements will be needed to strengthen the roof, which was built with "soft" steel. (York University)

Workers discovered the roof of the arena had been built with "soft" steel, which is not as strong as the "hard" steel that is typically used for these types of projects, said Lenton.

In order to make sure the project is safe, crews need to rip out and rebuild about 50 per cent of the roof, at an estimated cost of $16 million.

"We’ve got to take this roof down," said Lenton.

"We will be replacing the steel — the beams — and re-engineering the entire roof structure, as well as all the supporting beams that support the roof."

School officials say they will be applying for additional funding to cover the cost of the roof replacement.

"We will be going to the province for the additional funding that we will need, for sure," Lenton said.

They are also hoping to get money from the York University Foundation, which is a non-profit fundraising organization that operates separately from the university, according to its website.

She said she does not believe taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the additional cost.

Unforeseen problems

York University president Rhonda Lenton says she does not believe taxpayers will have to cover the $16-million cost of rebuilding the roof. (CBC)

The problems do not end with the roof.

"We realized that there were some structural issues around the seating, and we’re replacing the seating, the wood seating in the arena," Lenton said.

In total, there will be 12 new levels added to the arena, along with a new heating and cooling system.

"I think, because of the complexity of this building, we have to anticipate what other unforeseen problems may come along," Lenton said.

In December 2015, school officials sent a memo to university faculty and staff outlining the potential for "additional costs and associated risks" that could arise in the future.

"We will continue to keep all our stakeholders updated as the project progresses and when we know more details about timing and scope of work," the memo said.

"I’m just waiting for more details," said Brian Lee, a York University professor and co-chair of the university’s Local 79 union.

Lee said he thinks the university should have been more specific about the challenges facing the project.

"There is no need for it to be kept secret," Lee said.

"There’s nothing secretive about construction projects."

Scheduling setback

The timeline for the completion of the project has been extended by more than a year, said Lenton.

The university had initially planned to have the arena ready by the 2017-2018 school year, but that deadline has been pushed back to the 2018-2019 school year.

"We did have an aggressive schedule. We have to replace a roof in a building that is up on a hill," Lenton said.

Lenton also said there will be more parking spaces at the arena once the project is complete. The university had to remove between 300 and 400 parking spaces in order to begin the work.

"I think we will have more spaces than we had before," Lenton said.


October 19, 2015

Once again we find ourselves reflecting on our own good fortune as we consider the news from Paris. We are not only alive, but many of us have access to a wealth of luxury, both intellectual and material, that few of our ancestors would have dreamed of. And we also have access to media that have transformed the world. One of my sons recently discovered the fascinating series “How the Universe Works” (available on Netflix). This is a television show, with a high-tech production budget, and it is fascinating. It has some of the best images of the stars and planets ever produced, with an engaging story to go with them. The soundtrack alone is amazing. I highly recommend it. But it only works because of our technology, which has the power to tell stories across the globe.

You don’t have to leave the planet for science to reach you. It’s right there in your living room.

Today I read a story in the paper about a study that examined the safety of exercise and high protein diets. This study was designed to answer a question that most of us have faced at some point: should I cut back on protein? My story pointed out that the study was very small and inconclusive, but the real story is about how we learn about our world and why this study is inconclusive. It is a story that has been repeated again and again. When new information comes out, we all read it with the same kind of judgment that you would apply to a restaurant: is this place worth my time and money? The more of it you eat, the more of it you want to read. When I read the story in the paper, I didn’t try to understand the process by which the authors made their conclusions. Instead, I simply had a gut reaction: was the story worth the cost of the information it contained?

That is the only real question that matters when we choose what to read. This question is especially important today because there is so much information out there. When the costs of information are low, it becomes much easier to consume, and with this abundance comes the difficulty of choosing what to read. So we focus on our gut. And this is because we have a brain designed to make these kinds of choices, one that is driven by emotional needs, not rational ones. We are not designed to rationally evaluate the content of each article, but instead we are designed to make emotional decisions about what to consume.

This point was well illustrated by some research done by scientists at the University of Michigan. They had two groups of subjects: one that was told to read a story that was fun and amusing, and one that was told to read a story that was sad. Then they had them make some choices about the food they would eat for the next week. The group that had been reading the sad story ate 25% fewer calories than the group that had been reading the amusing story. Why? Well, they thought that food was a reward, and since they had been unhappy in the experiment, they cut back on the number of rewards that they would give themselves. This is a very rational process, but the very fact that they were not looking at the process that led them to their choice means that it had to be some form of emotional response.

In this way, we respond to information much like we respond to food. Food provides us with energy and pleasure, so it is important to choose it well. So we think in terms of gut decisions, not because they are the best ones, but because they help us to cope with our lives. Information is also a source of energy and pleasure, and so we choose it as well.

But while we are creatures that make emotional choices about our food and information, we also have other needs. These are needs that were emphasized by the process of evolution: needs to know about the world and needs to know about ourselves. So when we read articles, or watch television, or go on social media, we need to know whether they provide this type of knowledge as well.

Most of the time we are looking for a story that is interesting, and that will hold our attention. But we also want a story that tells us something about our world. The better the story is, the more likely we are to learn from it. A story about calories and exercise might not be particularly interesting, but it is important for us to know. A story about the stars and planets might be fascinating, but it doesn’t matter if it is a good story or not.

This is because we need information about our world to survive and to thrive, and we know this to be true because it is encoded in our DNA. Our brains have evolved to help us process the information that we receive, and so it makes sense that we


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By “special”, I mean, “a man who plays a very particular role”. This man is a type of “performer”, a type that is often put forward in business culture and in the literature of business leadership, and many men admire it and want to be seen as this type of man. It is the man who is never at a loss for words, and always knows exactly what to say, and is a good listener too. He has an instinctive understanding of people’s moods and emotions. He is the man with the plan. He knows what’s going on. He has a direct influence on others. He is never without a list of bullet-points, even if he’s just going into the shop. He’s good at handling pressure and he’s a team player. He is the man who is looked to for a reaction.

You can call this type of man many different things. I am going to call him a “business executive”, as it is most widely-used, but it is also a term that is rather different from the role of “business leader”, and which I will also address. I am a business executive, and I have been a business executive for as long as I can remember, and I’m a fairly typical example of a business executive. I think that most people reading this will find that it accurately describes at least a few men that they know.

Most men aspire to this particular role. Some men even feel a burning need to play it. They will not be happy or feel satisfied in life unless they are in this particular role. They often judge themselves by it. They have a high level of need and drive to be a business executive.

Being a business executive is one of the “good” ways to be a man, it is one of the ways in which men “make a difference” and “have an impact”. It is also one of the ways in which men achieve “respect”, “respect” being an essential element in most men’s internal lives. Many men do feel that it is through this role that they will achieve respect, in the same way that they might feel that they achieve respect in the rest of their life. They might not be consciously aware of this, and they may have a lot of other reasons for doing what they do, but respect is there, and is an important part of their motivation.

This type of role is one of the ways in which men achieve success and status. It is also one of the ways in which they can “gain influence” and “change things”. It is the way that they “help people” and “change things” and “make a difference”. It is the way that men can “have a great career”, and achieve “success”, and “be respected”, and “make money”.

It is not necessary to believe that these are the only or even the most important reasons for having a job. In my experience, most people, male and female, care about these things to some degree or other. I am not attempting to persuade anyone that these are “unimportant” things, I am not setting out to denigrate them. But it is important to understand that these are reasons for working. People, both male and female, need these things, and it is to these needs that they often respond when asked why they work.

Business executives often find it easy to get good work. Many people are happy to trust their judgement, because they are good at understanding the people around them, and they can provide answers to difficult questions. They often find it easy to get good work, and they may have a number of people to choose from when looking for a new job.

They often feel that they are “justified” and “have a right” to be in the position that they are in. They have earned it.

This type of role is very similar to that of “business leader”, but these are very different roles. Many people confuse them, and use them as synonyms, and they are often referred to as such in business literature and the popular media. They are not synonyms. They are two different roles, and their differences can be seen in the relationship of the people around them.

The business executive is a man who is often very popular and well-liked. He is a man who is often admired. He is often seen as the man to turn to for answers. People come to him to find out what is going on, and to find out what to do. He often knows what to say, and he has an instinctive understanding of people’s moods and emotions, and a quick and accurate understanding of the situations that he is faced with. He is a man who is often used by other people as a sounding-board, as a person to talk things over with, as a man to provide feedback and reaction.

But this is often not the case with the business leader. He often gets into trouble with the people around him, and he often gets an awkward response to his advice. He is not often looked to for feedback or reactions. He often does not feel that he has the understanding that he wants, and that he needs, and that he feels he deserves. He often feels that he is not looked to as much as he would like, and that people would turn to someone else if he were not there.

This type of role is the most important in a business organisation. It is not a role that most men can aspire to. In fact, I would say that most men do not aspire to it. And for many, if not most, men it is not a role that they can play well.

For many men, playing this role will lead them into unhappiness. They will feel frustrated and unhappy, and it is often a role that causes men to turn against the organisation that they are working for.

Many men who try to be business executives will often find themselves in a difficult situation. Many men will find that they are working for organisations that do not have a business executive position. They will find that they are attempting to play a role that does not exist in the organisation that they are working for.

Many men are unhappy when they try to be business executives. Many of them will be unhappy if they do not play that role.

There are, of course, many other types of men, and many other types of roles that they play. But this particular type of man and role is a very special one.

A case study of a “business executive”

This is a man who is very good at his job, a very clever and able man, a man who has an instinctive understanding of people’s moods and emotions, and who has a natural ability to speak effectively and confidently to other people. He has a good understanding of other people, and he has an ability to work with other people. He understands other people’s motivations and he understands what is important to them. He has a good understanding of what people will do, what they will say, and what they will not say, and he understands what is going to happen and how things will turn out. He understands people’s moods and emotions. He is quick to understand how things are going to turn out, and he is quick to make decisions.

This man is a good communicator. He is the type of man who people turn to for reactions. He is the man who knows what to say, and who knows how to say it. He is good at dealing with difficult people, and he can handle difficult situations. He is good at explaining things to other people. He is good at handling pressure, he is good at dealing with crises, and he is good at giving people confidence.

This man has a good understanding of his organisation, and he has a good understanding of his work. He is often the man that people go to when they need information. He is the man who has a good overview of the situation.

This man has a good understanding of his organisation’s finances. He has a good understanding of his organisation’s future, and he can see things that other people cannot see. He is the man who knows what is going to happen. He is a man who has the answers, and a man who knows what to do. He has the information that other people need. He has an instinctive understanding of his organisation’s situation. He has a good overview of the situation. He is good at taking decisions.

This man can be effective at many things. He is good at working with other people. He is good at providing feedback. He is good at explaining things to people. He is good at providing support and comfort to people. He is good at listening to people and taking them seriously. He is good at convincing people. He is good at getting people to agree to things. He is good at persuading people. He is good at making plans. He is good at using his initiative. He is good at seeing what is going on. He is good at moving things forward.

This man is used to being respected, and he is used to people listening to him. He is used to being popular. He is used to having an influence on people. He is used to


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. he is married to the former martha lee hawkins. he has two children, bill and samantha. >>> it is an amazing story about someone you may have never heard of. he wrote a best-seller and he just turned 13. abc's ginger zee is here with more. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, robin. allen barra who is not quite yet a teenager, he is a writer and he has a deal with harpercollins. >> i have been interested in writing for a very long time. i was always trying to write different kinds of books. >> when he was 10, he started a diary. he had it bound and published. >> it was for a school project but the book was an instant hit. "i wrote the diary of a wimpy kid" was one of the top selling books of 2010. the second book, "the third wheel" was a number one best seller. he and his sister had started the website, kidwrite.com to promote their stories. now at 13, he has a deal for a third book. he plans to use the money to pay for college. >> i'm hoping to go to brown and to study international relations and history. >> his publisher is thrilled with his success. >> he has a rare combination of


This article is about the combat ability. For the status effect, see Poison

For the Hunter creature, see King black dragon

Venom is a poisonous status effect inflicted by many creatures, and is inflicted by the dragon dagger special move. It deals low damage over time, reducing the player's defence level, and decreasing the effectiveness of protection prayers and similar effects. There is no venom available as a spell in RuneScape.

When venom is applied, a timer of 16 seconds begins and the afflicted player receives the message "You are beginning to feel venomous!" This timer can be frozen using either an antipoison, or an antifire potion if the dragon dagger special attack is used against the player.

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Signs and symptoms Edit

If you get hit by poison, you may notice the following symptoms:

Inability to eat while venom is active (unless the player is using food that heals life points only)

Inability to cure poison with antipoison or heal poison using poison cures whilst the venom is active (unless the player is using antipoisons or super antipoisons)

A decrease in defence level

Venom damage Edit

Poison has a poison damage value of 10 + 4 * n {\\displaystyle 10+4*n} , where n {\\displaystyle n} is the number of hits received. This means that the average damage of a venom hit is 22.5% higher than the hit's base damage. The maximum poison damage is 120 + 10 * n {\\displaystyle 120+10*n} , which occurs when the player is hit 16 times by venom.

As with other damage over time effects, poison damage is not affected by damage modifiers or protection prayers.

Resistance Edit

The player's resistance to venom is related to the player's Defence level, and reduces the damage done by venom accordingly. A player with level 90 Defence or higher will be almost immune to the venom of most dragons, while those with a lower Defence level will take considerable damage from even low-level dragons. The dragon dagger's special attack provides temporary immunity to poison from venom, however this immunity is lost when the dagger's special attack is used up, or if the player unequips the dagger.

Trivia Edit

Even though the Venom poison effect was not in RuneScape Classic, a poisoned player would say the same thing: "I feel a little woozy..."



Brought two back, used one, but my power supply has burned out on the other one. Had to bring it home today and I will exchange it tomorrow.

Used two dead batteries on the other camera tonight for a special event. Took many pictures. I will go home and try to fix it before we go out again tonight.


Today is a bad day, my power supply for my new camera has burned out. I had to send my new camera home with my wife. I now have no camera to use for tomorrow. I am hoping that I can have my son pick up a battery for me and return my wife's camera to me tomorrow.

I am going to return the camera tomorrow and if it isn't under warranty and it doesn't fix my power supply, I am getting a new one. This is not a good way to start off the new camera.



On 2 June 1945 in the Tiergarten of Berlin, hours after Hitler had committed suicide, Major-General Hans Krebs (with his right hand raised) signed the German instrument of surrender. The capitulation of all German forces to the Allies was unconditional.The Reich Chancellery in Berlin was chosen for the signing. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had insisted on a place in Berlin, his army had reached the city ahead of the others, and he had expressed a wish to receive the capitulation in his capital. The same location had been used for the signing of the surrender of Germany by the Russian army in November 1918. The others present were the Soviet military commander Marshal Georgi Zhukov, U.S. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, and British Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, whose signatures appear at the bottom. This moment is often said to be the end of World War II, but is not the date used for official purposes. The terms of the surrender were finally worked out in Esen, on the river Mulde, between 24 and 27 April 1945, and approved by Eisenhower and Zhukov on 4 May. The official document (the text of which is in the final picture) was signed in Berlin in the evening of 8 May. It was ratified by the Soviet government on 1 September 1945 and by the other allies later.


About “[Go]”

Doo Wop–esque song by The Weeknd.

Its sound is very similar to the 50s and 60s; therefore it is likely that this song would have been the introduction to The Weeknd’s debut mixtape, “House of Balloons.”

The song was written and produced by The Weeknd, with co-production by Doc McKinney and Illangelo.

The Weeknd has stated in several interviews that the song was written about one of his ex-girlfriends.


Senator KROGER (Minister for Population and Immigration) (10:46 AM) —I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT —Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator KROGER —The Leader of the Opposition indicated yesterday that he would be referring to the legal framework in relation to the privatisation of Telstra. This is not surprising given that the issue of Telstra was discussed at the last election and he has been a long-time supporter of privatisation.

It is interesting to note, though, that it is the opposition who have failed to produce their privatisation plan—not that they have one. And they have failed to produce it for one simple reason: it will have to meet with the ACCC guidelines in relation to Telstra. I was very happy to provide those guidelines to the opposition. I can provide them again this morning if they want.

Senator Campbell —We know you are the legal supremo.

The PRESIDENT —Senator Krueger, on your own account, to get a bit of latitude—I think you have five minutes now.

Senator KROGER —Thank you, Mr President. What I can do is provide them again this morning, but if the opposition has the same rhetoric it has used at the last election—and I know it is used at every election by the leader of the opposition—then it will fail to have its proposal examined in any great detail by the ACCC. It is not because we have an axe to grind, it is because the opposition have an axe to grind. But it does not pass the ACCC test, and it is interesting that they do not want to have that detailed examination of their proposal.

Let us have a look at what Telstra said yesterday. The headline, of course, in the Australian Financial Review is ‘Telstra asks regulator to speed up broadband overhaul’. You would be very happy about that, Senator, wouldn’t you?

Senator Campbell —We are.

Senator KROGER —The point is that you have not said what the rates are. But if you had done your job in the last election and had produced your plan, then the ACCC would have had the option to have you examine your plan and to determine what the rates should be and whether they could be extended. What we have done is ensure that the interest of consumers and business in this country are protected. We have done it by putting in a position where the ACCC will have the opportunity to examine any privatisation proposal that the opposition has.

And, Mr President, there are a number of aspects of Telstra that have been raised by the opposition. They are in the policy documents that the opposition are putting around. There is no doubt that those aspects of Telstra will be examined by the ACCC, as will be anything else they may have up their sleeve.


This day started like any other. I was getting ready for school. I went through my routine; shower, shave, towel dry, and run a comb through my hair. As I ran the comb through my hair, I noticed a small bump on my head


The government has set up a panel to study the RBI's recommendation on high-denomination currency notes, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Monday.

The high-powered committee will take a decision after it gives its recommendations, he said.

The Reserve Bank had last week recommended withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to curb funding of terrorism and tackle the problem of counterfeit notes.

The decision to set up the committee was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and attended by top officials from the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank.

Das said the government would take a decision on the recommendations of the RBI only after the panel submits its report.

"The committee has been set up, which will look into the matter and come up with its recommendations. The government will take a call only after the recommendations are submitted," Das said.

Asked if the panel would be headed by a member of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), he said: "No, it is headed by a senior Finance Ministry official and members of the RBI."

The panel is likely to comprise senior officers from the Finance Ministry and RBI.

The panel is likely to meet on Tuesday, sources said.

On a query on the option to withdraw the new series of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes, Das said: "It is a hypothetical question.

"The government will take a call on the RBI's recommendations only after the panel submits its recommendations."

In a bid to curb funding of terror, the RBI had recommended withdrawal of the bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations.


Social media company Twitter Inc said it suspended about 70 million accounts in the past quarter to curb abusive behaviour, but its active user base grew about one per cent in the same period, disappointing investors.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Social media company Twitter Inc said it suspended about 70 million accounts in the past quarter to curb abusive behaviour, but its active user base grew about one per cent in the same period, disappointing investors.

The company said it has seen continued "abuse, harassment, and other kinds of behaviours that distort and distract from the public conversation."

"The best defence against these challenges is a combination of technology and people," Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said in a statement.

The company said it also saw some growth in its advertising base, adding that it expected to generate US$650 million in revenue in the fourth quarter, topping market expectations.

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Twitter also announced it would begin notifying users of covert political influence efforts, after having blocked such suspicious activity in the past.

The changes came as the company reported a profit of US$91 million for the third quarter, which was in line with market expectations.

Twitter shares dipped slightly in after-hours trade, but gained 2.6 per cent over the last 12 months.

Twitter said it saw a 1 per cent user growth in the third quarter, adding three million monthly active users.

The company's daily active users grew 12 per cent year-on-year, a modest increase as it continues to grapple with efforts to combat abusive behavior and harassment.

The company also said it would start to notify users of "malicious automated accounts" in a move that comes after Facebook and Google have taken similar steps.

In June, Twitter updated its terms of service and privacy policy to clarify its rules on the use of bots, which are a favourite of fraudsters and malicious actors, such as Russian propagandists.

Twitter said it "dramatically reduced" the number of suspicious log-ins that could have led to accounts being compromised.

While the company continues to suspend millions of accounts, critics have complained that the company has not done enough to police activity on the platform.

On Thursday, Mr Dorsey said Twitter would "double-down on the most important factor of our success: You."

While he said the company did not expect to be free of abuse or misuse, it wanted to ensure the conversation on Twitter remained healthy.

Twitter said the problem was particularly severe in private, one-to-one conversations, where the rate of harassment was five times higher than the regular feed.

"We want to increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves accountable towards progress," said Twitter's chief executive.

"We are making progress as we go."



Culture of Empathy: Bats and Bells

Culture of Empathy: Bats and Bells

You are likely familiar with the cultural myths surrounding the bat, often involving vampires and bloodsuckers, evil demons or even winged creatures that steal one’s soul. In the Western world, the bat has for centuries, and for many people even today, been associated with negativity and danger.

The bat, on the other hand, is a highly empathetic creature. Bats have amazing social connections and perform complex rituals that ensure the welfare of their group members. They are amazing hunters of both insects and fruit, thanks to their very good eyesight and a large brain for processing data. Because of their social abilities and prey-catching skills, the bat has been hunted and killed.

According to the Bats of Trinidad and Tobago website, “Since bats are prey for many animals, the loss of bat populations due to predation is widespread. Predatory birds and snakes, for example, may take a large number of bats from a colony.”

I often wish for such care, consideration and connection when I’m interacting with other people. I often wonder what it would be like to have relationships built on respect, reciprocity and trust. My hope is that someday all the people in the world will connect with their hearts and brains, and practice empathetic responses to others.

Though a long time ago, I have even heard the birds and bats say…

Come on baby, light my fire.

I wanna be burned, and baby, then you’ll desire.

To my readers, I’d like to introduce a new piece of music that I recorded on a ukulele. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but my instrument of choice is the ukulele. I’ve been studying classical guitar for a few years and I’m not so sure I’ll ever play anything other than the uke.

The song I am introducing is a tune that came to me as I was studying bats for my Culture of Empathy book. I was curious to learn more about the bat’s in Trinidad and Tobago. Their indigenous names include:

Bakabak (Carib)

Alik-Bakabak (Bhojpuri)

Bakabak-a (Bhojpuri)

Bakabak-fefa (Creole)

Bakabak-fura (Creole)

Bakabak-ki-bot (Creole)

Bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-rah (Creole)

Bakabak-rah-alik-bakabak (Creole)

Bakabak-rah-mich (Creole)

Bakabak-rah-te (Creole)

Bakabak-ra-te (Creole)

Bakabak-ra-te-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-ra-te-pumpu-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-ra-te-pumpu-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-ra-te-pumpu-bakabak-ra-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-ra-te-pumpu-mich-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-rah-te-pumpu-mich-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-rah-te-te-mich-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Bakabak-tite (Creole)

Kaiyot (Indian)

Malik-kabaak (Indian)

Makai-kuar (Indian)

Mas (Indian)

Pumpu (Indian)

Ukuar (Indian)

Xalk-ra-te (Creole)

Xalk-rah-te (Creole)

Zokak-ra-te (Creole)

Zokak-rah-te (Creole)

Zokak-rah-te-pumpu-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Zokak-rah-te-pumpu-bakabak-ra-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)

Zokak-rah-te-pumpu-bakabak-ra-te-pumpu-alik-bakabak-ra (Creole)



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Washington (CNN) On his way to a diplomatic crisis with Qatar, President Donald Trump spent part of the day Tuesday praising a trio of Middle East leaders who are strong allies in the fight against ISIS and terrorism, as well as helping to crack down on Iran.

In the course of a 50-minute speech in Saudi Arabia to a group of leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, Trump mentioned the names of three leaders: King Salman of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal of Iraq and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. He described them as "friends" who had "brought calm" to the region.

"This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil," Trump said, according to a White House pool report. "If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God. This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil."

It's an evolution for Trump, who had attacked the trio of Middle East leaders during the campaign and, after he won, avoided being too complimentary about them.

And in the days before his speech, Trump had been on the attack again against Qatar. He had bashed the Gulf country in a series of tweets for alleged "funding of terrorism," which triggered the diplomatic rift. Trump went to Saudi Arabia on his first trip abroad as President.

Trump has backed the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar and threatened "severe punishment" against Doha for its alleged "sponsorship of terrorism," according to a Qatari official who spoke with CNN.

Trump's comments about Salman and Faisal came just after he spoke about the Iran nuclear deal. Trump said it was an "embarrassment to the United States" and called it "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into."

It is also not the first time Trump has praised King Salman. After his inauguration, Trump made a phone call to the king. He called him a "very wise person who wants to see things get much better rapidly" and called their relationship "extremely good."

King Salman was the first world leader to speak to Trump after he was inaugurated, and Salman joined Trump in a visit to a home in Riyadh that was built for families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

Saudi Arabia's King Faisal was assassinated in 1975.

But despite that history, Trump has only been complimentary about the Saudis, but not in the way some have accused him of being too cozy with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Saudis helped him create the first page in his Middle East policy.

He praised the Saudis after he won the election, saying, "Saudi Arabia and I get along great." He had spoken about it as a campaign issue, saying in March 2016 that he "would like to protect Saudi Arabia" but that the country is "going to have to help us economically" in the fight against ISIS.

Trump had also said in December 2015 that he was against the "concept of bombing" and was for a strong intelligence-gathering effort instead. He said then, "It is a mistake to bomb the oil fields. You bomb the oil fields, you kill civilians, you destroy the oil fields. They are going to get into something else. They are going to produce and sell it someplace else. It will not be a pretty picture."

At the time, Trump was being accused of being naive about the region and for giving a nod to terrorists when he questioned whether the US should be spending money and lives to intervene in Syria.

Trump has been criticized for appearing to blame Qatar for the current state of affairs in the region. Some, like the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, have said Trump is trying to improve ties with Qatar in order to fight terrorism.

Trump also spoke during his visit to Saudi Arabia about his support for the monarchy.

"We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership, based on shared interests and values," Trump said. "We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership, based on shared interests and values."


Photo: Courtney Marsh

The line to get into Drai’s Beach Club on Monday night stretched halfway around the block, which was a good thing.

I don’t mind waiting in line for stuff. But it’s better if it’s worth it.

Inside Drai’s, which is located in The Cromwell on the rooftop of that casino, there was enough space to be lost in, and I used it to hide for a bit to observe the crowds and


Dei aperti oggi dalla Regione Piemonte gli uffici per il trasferimento delle attività dalla Sic - Società Industria Costruzioni - al costituendo cda di Sistri - Sistema Territoriale della ricostruzione e riqualificazione idrogeologica, in sintesi una sorta di Anas dei Comuni. Le sezioni di Pinerolo, Chieri, Torino e Moncalieri sono state create per i cittadini in transito, anche se in questo momento non ci sono pendenze che li richiedono. La sede di Pinerolo è presso la sede di Regione Piemonte in via Monsignor Forno, 2, ma l'appuntamento è dalle ore 10 alle ore 13, dal lunedì al venerdì. Le altre saranno gestite da Bologna, dove in via Crispi al n.8 e via Mascagni n.6. Lo staff incaricato per la giornata di oggi prenderà i certificati in essere in Sic e, qualora non si tratti di ricostruzione, provvederà a stamperli in copia fotostatica, inserire nella pratica un modulo che costituirà richiesta di trasferimento e conservare la copia nei propri archivi. I cittadini in possesso del certificato in essere, o del sostitutivo del titolo abilitativo, dovranno recarsi nell'ufficio e presentare la pratica con copia dei documenti. Si potrà quindi ritirare l'atto compilato ed essere abilitati all'uso della nuova regolazione. Se la richiesta non è espressa per opere di ricostruzione, gli uffici provvederanno al trasferimento alla nuova amministrazione. Le varie competenze dei Comuni (ad esempio, le pavimentazioni, che hanno ottenuto una nuova regolazione della Regione) dovranno essere portate in una seconda fase, per i successivi trasferimenti. Si tratta, in tutti i casi, di interventi di adeguamento alla Legge Madia (230/2010), che non ha ancora recepito la normativa regionale del 2014, sulla riordino degli uffici comunali. Con le nuove modalità, non ci saranno più sezioni di competenza territoriale, ma saranno dei centralini di ambito regionale. In Regione ci saranno anche uffici "complementari", dove sarà possibile fare le pratiche per il reddito di cittadinanza, che dovranno poi essere trasferite all'ufficio dell'Inps.


Anyone ever had a knot in their throat for 10 days straight? Like, they could feel it and it hurt? That’s me right now, and I think it’s really starting to interfere with my relationship with food.

Continue reading “The Last 10 Days”


Efren Castillo on Boxing

With the recent announcement of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters for May 2, the sport of boxing is picking up some good steam. On Saturday, Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero will be fighting in the co-main event of the Alvarez-Kovalev undercard, and they are both in the top five of my pound-for-pound list. The winner of this fight will be the mandatory challenger to Keith Thurman for the WBC welterweight title.

This fight is just one example of how competitive boxing has been in recent years. There are so many great fighters that we could have one of the best years in boxing in recent memory. But before we go any further, let’s take a look at the four fights that were announced this past week.

For Alvarez-Kovalev, it was the best fight that could have been made at this time in boxing. In the beginning of 2015, the year started off great with Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez, which was supposed to be one of the best fights of the year. But instead, it was a non-event and was a flop. Both fighters looked bad, and the fans were disappointed. That being said, the promoters realized that Cotto vs. Alvarez II would not do great numbers, so a rematch was out of the question.

With Cotto leaving Top Rank, there was a gaping hole in the middleweight division. Alvarez wanted to stay at 154 pounds, but the only option for him was to go up to 160 to fight the middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. But with Golovkin only having one fight in 2016, and the third bout against Martin Murray in March, the timing could not have been any better for this fight.

While the fight is taking place in Las Vegas, it should not hurt the Mexican fighter. The best fights involving Mexican fighters in Las Vegas have always been ones where the opponent is big in name and popularity. Alvarez has already faced Floyd Mayweather, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, James Kirkland and Miguel Cotto. He has had two pay-per-view fights in Las Vegas, and he has never been hurt by the size of the city or venue.

Alvarez is favored to win this fight, but that could all change if he loses to Golovkin. For those that don’t know, boxing fans can be ruthless, and one loss can change everything. But in the end, the fans and the boxing industry will be the biggest winners in this fight.

Then we move on to Lomachenko vs. Walters. These two fighters have two of the most awkward and beautiful styles in boxing. With Lomachenko being at 122, and Walters being at 130, this is a fight that could not be missed. Walters will be giving up eight pounds to the Ukrainian, but that is not a huge factor in this fight. Lomachenko is only about 1.5 inches shorter than Walters, and he is naturally taller.

The big difference between these two fighters is the lack of power by Walters. He has knocked out 34 out of his 35 opponents, but his most recent fight was against IBF super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt. Walters could not KO Berchelt, and he lost a 12-round decision. Walters does not have a huge knockout percentage, and Lomachenko does not get knocked out. So it will be interesting to see how this fight plays out.

The fight that I am looking forward to the most is Garcia vs. Guerrero. These two fighters are very competitive in their division, and they are both in their prime. Garcia has already had two losses this year, but they were to Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman. Those two fights were competitive and competitive in style. But Garcia showed heart and talent in both of those fights.

Guerrero is coming off of a very exciting win over Andre Berto in November. He was hurt several times in the fight, but he pulled out a split decision. Garcia is coming off of a draw with Porter in March, and he is currently ranked No. 3 by the WBC. While Guerrero is ranked No. 4, he has the ability to beat Garcia. Both fighters are fairly similar in style, and if Garcia is smart, he will win this fight.

The last fight is a big one: Nicholas Walters vs. Vasyl Lomachenko. I am hoping that this fight does not happen until 2018. The reason is because Lomachenko has a fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Dec. 9, and Walters is fighting in March. I want to see both fighters in top condition in this fight. With a possible date of April 28, 2018, it will give the fighters plenty of time to prepare.

I believe that this fight could possibly happen before the end of the year. With Walters fighting on March 4 against Jason Sosa, and Lomachenko fighting on Dec. 9, it could set up this fight for the end of the year. Both fighters are on HBO, and the boxing industry will be happy if this fight takes place. Walters has already fought Lomachenko once in 2013, and Lomachenko is undefeated since that fight.

The only fight that I am looking forward to more than this one is GGG vs. Alvarez. But this is the second most anticipated fight of the year for me. Walters has proven that he can fight great fighters, but he has not faced anyone that could compare to Lomachenko. Walters was supposed to fight Miguel Marriaga on Nov. 26, but it was cancelled due to his weight.

For Lomachenko, he has had two tough fights against Guillermo Rigondeaux and Jason Sosa, and they have both been challenging fights for him. Lomachenko has fought great fighters such as Nicholas Walters, Gary Russell Jr., and Orlando Salido


Self Portrait was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.

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Ratonhnhaké:ton was getting dressed when he heard the sound of barking. Worried that the guards were alerted to his presence, he exited the room, only to find a domesticated wolfdog.

Dialogue Edit

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (frightened) Who's there?

The wolfdog growled.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Shush!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (calming) Hush!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good boy.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Now, where'd you come from?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: What a curious creature.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You are one of the villagers' pets, no?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: The closest village is east of here.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: And they keep you locked up, like an object?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: That is not right.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I will take you where you can run free.

The wolfdog barked and followed Ratonhnhaké:ton.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There, now.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Out of here, boy.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: We need to be quick.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come on!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have a plan, but I cannot do this alone.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You will help me, won't you?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have a job for you.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good boy.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I am going to distract the guards.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You must go out the back door, and fetch help.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There are warriors who are eager to prove themselves.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: They are in the forest to the south.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Go now!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I'll distract them!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There's a way out this way!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: What?

The wolfdog growled and rushed past Ratonhnhaké:ton.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Oh, well.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Guess I'm not alone after all.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: But we are two, and they are many!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: If you'll give us some cover, we can...

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (sighing) It was worth a try.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I'll hold them off, but you need to fetch help.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You remember the warriors in the forest, yes?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Go!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: No, you're not leaving me here!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You can come with me, or fetch help, but you are not leaving me here.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I have an escape route.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Follow me!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good dog!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: The steps are there, come!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come on!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: What are you waiting for?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good dog.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: A woman!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: How did she get in here?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Who is she?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Can she help us escape?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (startled) Is that you?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Are you a wolf?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: What are you doing here?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: If you want to leave with me, we need to move!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: We need to be quick!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (giggling) You'll protect me, yes?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Yes, yes.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Oh, it's so dark!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There must be a way out!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There are, but I cannot see where they lead!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You could sniff them out.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good boy!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Oh, no!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: He's blocking our escape!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There has to be a way around!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Perhaps if we avoid him, we can escape!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: No!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Wait!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (sighing) They are everywhere!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I don't know if we can get out of here.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (startled) There are more of them!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (sighing) I do not think I can defeat them alone.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You have the smell of the forest on you.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You must lead the others to us!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Find the warriors and bring them to us!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I will do everything in my power to keep them distracted.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You know the way.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good dog!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (yelling) Come on, we're waiting!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Where are the warriors?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (growling) What is that sound?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: It is coming from above!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Is this the help you've brought?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (growling) No, it cannot be!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good dog!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (yelling) That way!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I think the warriors have arrived!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (yelling) We need your help!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come on!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: No, I said that way!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (yelling) Where are you going?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come back!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: There is no need to be so rude!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Who are you?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (startled) A bear?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I had a wolf for a companion.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You can see him outside.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (surprised) Another dog?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: That one is not as friendly as yours.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: What are you doing here?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: How can you be here?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: They are ready to attack, you must distract them!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Good dog!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: He can help me, I just need to get him outside!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: I cannot leave without the other!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: Do not be a fool!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: He's too heavy!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: You have to help me.

Ratonhnhaké:ton: (yelling) Leave him and go!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: It is too late!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: We are doomed!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: They're moving too fast!

Ratonhnhaké:ton: How can you be so calm?

Ratonhnhaké:ton: They will kill us!


I remember the first time I saw Dazed and Confused. I didn't know what to expect, but it blew me away. As I was preparing to sit down with Richard Linklater to discuss his new film, I had that same feeling. How do you get an audience to empathize with characters they would normally write off as deplorable, if not outright despicable? We talked about this and more, along with the film's complex themes, which Linklater and his actors spent years developing. This interview has been edited and condensed.

Hugh: So what I'm really curious about, it's a little bit about tone. The last scene is going to be one of the most talked about, but there are lots of moments in the film where I don't think it's going to be easy to laugh. We're going to laugh, but it's going to be a complicated laugh. I want to know how you feel about that scene, and the importance of it being there, and what else is going to be the most talked about scene for people?

Richard: You know what, I don't have a clue. I had a couple of moments. You know, I don't think it's anything like the rape scene. You know, that was one that everybody seemed to feel like the first time they saw it, at least in the audience screenings, there was a palpable kind of, "Oh my god." But the bowling alley thing, we went through a couple of different iterations of it, and I thought the kids were just going to keep on throwing stuff at him, and he'd get up and leave, but no, that was the one that made people in the audience just go, "I can't." I mean, I remember, I just think of, I have to confess that I haven't seen the movie in a while, but I remember some of the testing, because the movie tested a lot. And they always give you these cards, like "what scene did you love, what scene did you hate," or whatever, and I was shocked by some of the things that people found totally inconsequential. You know, the whole detention room scene was almost universally praised. They loved that, they thought that was great, and the end of it, not so much.

Hugh: Yeah. The thing that's different about this film, obviously, is it's not only looking at people and their humanness. It's also looking at their flaws. I mean, you could write these guys off as total scumbags, but it's also very clear that they're young, and they're just trying to find their way. And that's what makes this so powerful.

Richard: That was very intentional, and the fact that I had kids in the film, that was a choice that I made very consciously, because I wanted to get the perspective of the younger people who are looking at the world for the first time. And, you know, they don't have the same values that we do. They're different, and they don't realize it, but they are. They haven't been tested yet. And they're also kind of looking at, you know, maybe the judgmental generation that they have to become. So it was very conscious.

Hugh: So you're interested in their stories. What about the parents? I mean, you're going to be a parent soon, how has that changed the way you look at this film and the stories?

Richard: I think it's made me even more interested in getting the stories right of the younger people, and being as honest as I can with them. I mean, I've thought about, I want to do a prequel, you know, like set in the '70s. I've thought about doing one that goes into the '90s, and then just getting closer and closer and closer to what it's like today, but really starting in the '70s and the '80s.

Hugh: It's a very complicated thing, and I know you've talked about this a lot, I mean, this idea of nostalgia. But I feel like there's a particular version of nostalgia that goes with this film. You know, you look at the sort of deep Americana in the film. I mean, how do you feel about that?

Richard: Well, I guess I don't really know what you mean by that.

Hugh: It's this kind of very rich Americana that really looks at what life was like before people moved to the suburbs.

Richard: Well, that was intentional, that was sort of the style of the film, but there were a lot of choices in the film, you know, that were very deliberate, and one was to make it as realistic as possible. You know, there was no comedy, there was no satire. I mean, it was really the intention, and one of the ideas that we were talking about was, how can you really make people identify with these people, if they're like, I mean, just people would say, "Oh, they're just total scumbags," and that's not the intention. You know, it's like, how can you make people feel like this is a reality, and it's not a joke? And I guess that was one of the choices, you know, like that was just something that was a choice that we were very intentional about.

Hugh: What about you? How much do you want this film to be like the experience you remember, and how much do you want to add your own personal story into it?

Richard: You know, I guess, I can remember the moment, it's hard to put into words, but it was, it was a really, it was a weird thing, I was in high school, and we were supposed to be staying at this place, and I was going to walk there. And I was, it was very late, it was like, after 10:00 at night, and I started walking, and I started walking, and I started walking, and I started walking, and I was like, you know, what the hell, you know? And I started walking, and I started walking, and I ended up in my bed, but I just had this sense of loneliness and alienation that I can't describe, but it was a very, it's kind of hard to put into words.

Hugh: Yeah.

Richard: So I think that's one of the things that was in the film, that's in all my films, but I think that was something that maybe people don't talk about. But it's, you know, the great teenage angst, that's like a rite of passage, you know, and I guess that was one of the ideas. I think that's what you mean by kind of a different nostalgia.

Hugh: Yeah, but I also wonder if it's almost more... It's like an explanation of the parents, of why they are who they are. You know, because I feel like, I mean, you're an independent filmmaker. You're not making a studio movie, but a lot of these people are making that decision because it's a career, but it's also that they're really starting to question their parents.

Richard: That's a good point. Yeah, I mean, I guess that's probably true. But I'm not sure that the same characters would make the same choices. You know, it's a little bit different.

Hugh: That's true.

Richard: So I mean, I guess there's probably a different way of looking at it, but I'm not sure.

Hugh: Yeah.

Richard: But that's probably true.

Hugh: One of the other things that I think is so powerful about the movie, is you can't really tell that they're all the same age.

Richard: Right.

Hugh: You know, I think a lot of the time, especially in independent movies, you really can't, especially with characters who are supposed to be that age. But you really do a great job of putting that in there.

Richard: You know, that was a real choice. The only choice that we did was when the girls are taking their bikini tops off, we did make them a little bit older than the guys, because the guys, they were mostly 18, and the girls, you know, they were 21, and they wanted to look that way, you know.

Hugh: Yeah.

Richard: I didn't want to deal with, you know, the issue of kids playing these kinds of roles, you know.

Hugh: Yeah.

Richard: So, you know, that was one of the choices that we made, but other than that, you know, that was a choice that we made.

Hugh: You know, I can't help but think of the movies that inspired this. You know, I'm wondering if there are any that you feel like really influenced you, or you thought about as you were working on this.

Richard: There were lots of movies, but I can't think of any specifically. But, you know, it was really one of the, like I said, it was really one of the influences was, you know, when I was a kid, and I watched all those movies, and I thought, "Wow, I want to make movies that have this feel." And that's what I wanted to do, and when I say, "this feel," I mean like, you know, I guess it's sort of the feel of early '70s films, but the cool thing about those films, they have their own feel, you know. I mean, they were different, and I


Dead Space is a popular sci-fi horror game franchise from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts. In addition to two sequels and several handheld spin-offs, the series also has an animated movie called Dead Space: Aftermath which was released in 2011. The movie is set between the events of Dead Space and Dead Space 2.

This week, we're looking at the movie's trailer and comparing it to its source material. I've played through the game and watched the movie and will be judging the trailer based on what was included in the movie. I'll only be judging the first 30 seconds of the trailer to get an idea of what to expect from the whole movie.

The trailer starts with a shot of the U.S.G Ishimura, the ship from Dead Space. In the game, the ship is overrun by the necromorphs and infested with scary creatures. The Ishimura's distress beacon is flashing, indicating it's under attack. However, the ship looks too clean to be infested. It's not enough to see the ship itself, you would have to see the dead bodies and monsters crawling around to get the idea.

Next, we see a number of humans fleeing from something off-screen. In the game, they would be running from the necromorphs that have overrun the Ishimura. Unfortunately, they're all human beings in a space suit. You'd have to be pretty stupid to mistake that for the necromorphs. Plus, there's no one attacking the humans. In the game, there would be an endless amount of monsters chasing after the players. There wouldn't be a calm look to everything.

The next shot shows an exterior shot of the Ishimura while the camera rotates around it. Again, it's too clean to be infested.

Next, we see a shot of some characters, all looking shocked. Again, there's no reason for this if it's not an infestation. It's a bit like seeing a normal-looking family in a horror movie. No one is scared. In fact, there's no real reason for them to be on the Ishimura, which is supposed to be an extremely dangerous place.

The next shot shows the captain of the Ishimura, Gibb, running up a long ramp. In the game, the Ishimura is more like a battle station than a ship, so the captain would be in the control room. We then see someone telling Gibb to "get everyone out of here." This person has to be an important character from the game or a secondary character. But I'm guessing the person is Gibb's secretary. Again, there's no one yelling or crying. In fact, it seems like the only reason for them to be running around is because it's time to leave.

The last shot shows the Ishimura firing on something. It looks like they're firing at something, but it's a small target in the distance. The characters aren't running around like it's an emergency. It doesn't look like they're fighting a desperate battle. In fact, the trailer is too clean. All of the shots look like they were taken in a clean studio, not the remains of a space station.


It is possible that you may not want your users to have the ability to make certain changes to the data that is being tracked. For example, you may want to track a list of servers, but you don't want your users to be able to add servers, remove servers, or make any other changes to the server list.

The answer to this problem is to use triggers. You can create triggers that run when a particular type of change is made to the data, and it is possible to make these triggers prevent the data from being changed.

To create a trigger, you can use the command-line function sqlt. For example, you could write a trigger that prevents a user from removing a particular field from the database.

Here is an example of how you might create a trigger that prevents a user from removing the server_name field from the list of servers:

[mars@luna src]$ sql --user=alena --password=huh --default-access=READ --tables=ListOfServers,ListOfIPAddresses --echo CREATE TABLE ListOfServers(name TEXT); CREATE TABLE ListOfIPAddresses(ip_address TEXT); CREATE TRIGGER server_name_deletion_not_allowed ON ListOfServers FOR DELETE AS BEGIN RAISE INFO 'You may not delete the field server_name'; END; SELECT * FROM ListOfServers; name ---------- nameserver1 nameserver2 name ---------- nameserver1 name ---------- nameserver2

The SQL statement you would use to drop the trigger would look like this:

[mars@luna src]$ sql --user=alena --password=huh --default-access=READ --tables=ListOfServers,ListOfIPAddresses --echo DROP TRIGGER server_name_deletion_not_allowed ON ListOfServers; DROP TRIGGER server_name_deletion_not_allowed ON ListOfServers;

Notice that we used the same SQL statement to create and drop the trigger. This is a powerful feature of SQL, which allows you to control exactly when a particular change will occur.

For example, if you want to remove the server_name field from the database, but you want to retain the data that has already been entered, you could write the trigger as follows:

CREATE TRIGGER server_name_deletion_not_allowed ON ListOfServers FOR DELETE AS BEGIN RAISE INFO 'You may not delete the field server_name'; IF (@old.server_name <> @new.server_name) BEGIN INSERT INTO ListOfIPAddresses VALUES (@old.server_name, NULL); UPDATE ListOfServers SET server_name = NULL WHERE server_name = @old.server_name; END; END;

You would then delete the field, as follows:

[mars@luna src]$ sql --user=alena --password=huh --default-access=READ --tables=ListOfServers,ListOfIPAddresses --echo DELETE server_name FROM ListOfServers; DELETE server_name FROM ListOfServers;

This example uses the triggers to prevent data from being deleted, but you can use triggers to make other changes as well. You can use the following table to help you determine which commands should be used to insert and delete information:

SQL Command Insert Insert into table Insert into table columns Update Update table Update table columns Delete Delete table Delete table columns



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Just when you thought the internet couldn't get any stranger, along comes this clip of a goat using a GoPro camera to take selfies with his friends.

For this clip, viral video company Barely Political collaborated with the animals at Old MacDonald's Farm Sanctuary in California, who treated the GoPro to an adventure, doing a spot of fishing, swimming and lying on the grass.

It is unclear exactly what the point of the video is, except to showcase goats that have some level of intelligence.


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Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios, the best Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player in the world, had been competing in Apex for years, and for the most part his reputation remained untarnished by upsets. But this year, things were different. In Apex 2017, he was defeated for the first time since 2015, eliminated in pools by a man that he once conquered: Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby.

The question on the minds of many Smash fans was: Why did Dabuz defeat ZeRo, the player who has never been beaten in this game in tournament?

Well, according to Dabuz himself, it was a relatively simple answer.

“I can speak for myself, but one thing that I have definitely noticed is I’ve been playing with a controller for longer,” Dabuz said. “I was playing a lot with the Gamecube controller in 2012 and 2013, and he was mainly playing with the Wii U controller. That’s a big thing, and I think that in general I know how to read his tendencies a little bit better.”

The controller is a big factor because of the way that Smash for Wii U is played. Because the game was released on the Wii U, it is not played with a controller that has buttons like the PS4 controller, but rather a gamepad with a touchscreen.

ZeRo plays with a Gamecube controller with his right hand on the directional pad, and his left hand on the A and B buttons. Because of this, he has to learn the way he plays on that controller and how to switch to it from a standard Wii U gamepad. Dabuz, on the other hand, is more used to the standard controller, which requires more precision and speed to accomplish the same things.

Dabuz and ZeRo also play in different regions, which are played on different stages. For example, Dabuz plays on the East Coast, which has the Dream Land stage. This stage is the most neutral stage, and a player who has grown up on that stage would have an edge on a player who was more familiar with the other stages in the game.

ZeRo, on the other hand, plays on the West Coast, where the counterpick stages are often Dream Land 64 and Smashville. These stages can change the way a player plays, especially the super defensive style that ZeRo often employs.

There are also a few other things that can throw a player off their game, including the noises of the crowd and the pressure of being at the top. In a tournament where every person is trying to eliminate you, it can cause even the best to have a momentary lapse in focus and lose a match they should have won.

These are all things that have affected ZeRo, but they are things that he can get past. Because he is the best, the biggest target and a huge crowd favorite, it is unlikely that the crowd will stop cheering for him any time soon. And when he has a momentary lapse in focus, his playstyle is based around having more than one good option, and his tech skill is such that he can often do something even when he isn’t at his best.

ZeRo will be at CEO next week, and this is his chance to reclaim his title as best in the world.

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OnePlus has officially released the Open Beta version of Android 9.0 Pie for the OnePlus 6. OnePlus, being the company they are, have managed to get the Android 9.0 Pie out to their devices at a very fast pace and they are the only company, at the time of writing, who have managed to do so on a flagship device. The Open Beta 3 update is based on Android 9.0 Pie and will get your OnePlus 6 up to date with the rest of the Android devices. OnePlus have also released their Beta application for Android, the app is currently available for Android devices and will help users test out the new Beta updates before they are released.

This update brings a number of new features to the OnePlus 6, some of which include the new gestures, including a navigation bar gesture, swiping gestures and double-tapping the display. You can now double-tap to wake your device or tap the power button to go to the lock screen. Also in the Open Beta 3 is a new feature known as Gaming Mode 3.0. The new gaming mode has been redesigned and users will be able to choose which apps they want to use the mode with, so for example, if you do not play any games, you can still use the mode with other apps.

Other new features in the Android 9.0 Pie update include adaptive brightness, adaptive battery and Adaptive Brightness in which the brightness will automatically adjust based on the environment. There is also a new design and layout for the entire Android 9.0 Pie update. Some of the features also include the Smart Display feature which is only found on Android Pie devices. The Smart Display feature includes the redesigned Do Not Disturb, new time-to-leave feature, new quick settings and new power management settings.

Now onto the update, the update is currently available to download via the Open Beta website, for more information on how to install the Open Beta updates, check out this guide. Once the update is downloaded, you can follow our guide to install the update via the recovery. The full changelog for the update can be seen below:

System Updated system to Android 9.0 Pie

Brand new UI for Android Pie

New navigation gestures (Available for devices with pop-up camera, Full Screen display)

Updated Android security patch to 2018.12 General New features for setting app background and text colors

Optimization for Do Not Disturb

Optimization for haptic feedback

Optimization for Volume panel

Optimization for accidental touch

Now able to switch to last app via 3 dots button in the navbar Phone New UI for speed dial and call history screen

White UI for dial pad

Transfer support for dual front camera

Optimization for receiver’s screen

New quick settings design (text color and background color of each tile can be adjusted)

New features for notification dots (Notification dots are enabled by default. Tap and hold a notification to turn it off)

OnePlus Community app icon is changed Navigation Updated UI for home screen

Updated Android security patch to 2018.12 Gaming Mode 3.0 Added new feature to adjust display temperature

Added frame rate benchmark for better game experience. The benchmark runs after exiting a game.

Added battery level option for battery saver

New design for power saving mode

OnePlus Launcher Updated icon for Launcher app

Updated Android security patch to 2018.12

There are some known issues in the update which OnePlus have said they are working on fixing. The following issues will be fixed in the next update:

Certain third party apps may fail to connect to the internet

When using Bluetooth audio devices, the audio may occasionally cut out after a few minutes

Alert slider settings may disappear after the device reboots

As you can see, OnePlus are still very busy fixing up the Android 9.0 Pie update for the OnePlus 6. You can also follow the Open Beta program, which allows you to see when a new update is available to download and helps you to try out beta updates before they are released.


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Original Problem

Two integers x and y are given. The sum of the two is even. What is the largest possible value of x-y?


Given x = 1 and y = 2 we have x + y = 3. So the answer is x - y = -1.

Note: This problem has appeared at several sites. The only known correct solution is in the book How to Solve It, by Polya. The problem is there posed as one of 1000 math problems, and I’m not sure about the original source of the problem.

Previous Solution


function largest(x, y) { if (x < 0 && y < 0) { throw new Error('x or y is negative'); } else if (x < y) { x = x - y; } else { y = y - x; } if (x == 0 || y == 0) { return x; } else { return largest(x, y - 1); } } largest(1, 2); // = -1 largest(-1, 1); // = -1 largest(1, -2); // = 1 largest(-1, -2); // = 1 largest(0, 0); // = 0 largest(2, -1); // = 2 largest(1, 1); // = 1


/** * Given two integers x and y, compute the largest possible value of x - y * * @param {number} x The larger of


[In many cases, this book is available for "slightly used" prices at Amazon and the rest of the internet. I also offer this advice: if you find yourself using this book often, buy the paperback, not the hardback.]

For a one volume handbook of natural remedies and herbal medicine, I think this book offers quite a bit. The different herbal sections are separated out by area of the body with the body part followed by the particular ailment, i.e., heart disease is followed by the subhead heart disease and some of the suggestions are alfalfa, astragalus, and hawthorne. It also gives you the Latin name of the herb (or tree, or flower, etc) which is followed by a very detailed description of how the particular herb can be used in a variety of ways. You can also find the name in parentheses to the right. In this way, you can find an herb quickly in this volume that you may have heard of, but don't know exactly what it is used for or how to use it.

I feel like the author offers some very useful information here, but unfortunately the descriptions are so brief that they can be confusing. It's hard to glean all of the information in the little boxes. I've come to rely on it as a resource when I don't have anything else to go on, but I also realize that it is a one-volume reference book and cannot be expected to cover everything. I like to have other books around for that purpose. This book does give a good foundation in herbal medicine, but I don't like using it as a primary resource in itself.



L’Aquedotto del vescovo Sisto di Heidenheim

Il primo lavoro che merita di essere considerato è l’Aquedotto di Heidenheim. Anche se in questo caso l’opera non è frutto di uno sforzo volontario e non aveva lo scopo di fornire acqua, ma ha come scopo principale la delimitazione del terreno (leggi il resto della notizia).

L’Aquedotto del vescovo Sisto di Heidenheim (XI secolo) è una delle più importanti e affascinanti opere dell’architettura dell’epoca carolingia.

La costruzione dell’Aquedotto del vescovo Sisto di Heidenheim, cioè l’opera a cui si è qui riferito, avvenne durante il dominio dei vescovi e di cui il famoso Sisto di Heidenheim fu vescovo. Egli viene da una nobile famiglia e si laurea in teologia presso l’università di Parigi, dove acquisisce una grande dottrina.

In seguito egli torna alla sua città natale per occuparsi dei suoi affari, ma anche per prendersi cura dei suoi parrocchiani. Viene chiamato a prendere le redini del suo vescovado, allorché il precedente vescovo, eletto da Carlo Magno, viene accusato di simonia.

Il vescovo Sisto diviene il successore del suo predecessore dopo esser stato eletto nel 1074. Sotto la sua guida il vescovado cresce e prospera notevolmente.

La dimostrazione più evidente di questo successo è la costruzione dell’Aquedotto del vescovo Sisto di Heidenheim, la cui costruzione ha inizio nel 1079, quando Sisto è vescovo, e termina nel 1092, quando cessa le sue funzioni come vescovo.

Ancora oggi si può ammirare questo famoso edificio lungo la strada che va da Heidenheim a Nördlingen. La sua lunghezza è di una trentina di chilometri, e il suo diametro di cinque metri.

Gli spunti di tale opera li ebbe il vescovo Sisto da tre guerre che furono combattute durante i suoi anni di vescovado, e che hanno luogo, la prima, nell’anno 1077 contro i Tedeschi, la seconda, contro i Bavari nel 1085, e la terza, ancora contro i Bavari, ma questa volta per la conquista della città di Bisanz nel 1092.

In conseguenza di questi attacchi, il vescovo Sisto fu costretto a rispettare un’astuta tattica militare e ad impiegarla nel campo della politica. Egli fu sempre sul chi vive per quanto riguarda la difesa dei confini del suo territorio.

Per ottenere questo scopo, egli, appoggiato dal vescovo di Bamberga, costruì il più grande Aquedotto del suo tempo.

Sotto la guida del suo vescovo, il vescovo di Heidenheim, il vescovo di Bamberga ed il vescovo di Würzburg, si è provveduto ad avanzare verso i confini nordoccidentali, e i confini dei territori confinanti al nord e ad ovest.

I lavori furono attuati nel campo militare, così come pure nell’ambito delle arti e delle scienze, perché il vescovo Sisto creò nel 1078 un’Accademia, a Heidenheim, in cui si studiavano le matematiche e l’astronomia.

Il vescovo Sisto riuscì così a mettere fine alla sua missione e a trasformare Heidenheim in un centro per la conservazione della cultura.

La costruzione dell’Aquedotto del vescovo Sisto, avvenne attraverso un processo molto interessante. Anche se il vescovo Sisto non costruì l’Aquedotto, ma invece lo comprò e lo espropriò, egli, comunque, ne diresse la costruzione e con questo operì una grande opera.

I lavori dell’Aquedotto del vescovo Sisto avvennero in due diverse fasi. La prima delle quali si ebbe tra l’anno 1079 e l’anno 1084, la seconda, tra l’anno 1085 e il 1092.

I primi lavori iniziarono quando Sisto comprò e prese in esproprio una quantità considerevole di terreno, tra il suo vescovado, e il territorio che allora apparteneva a Würzburg. In conseguenza di questo acquisto, l’Aquedotto passò inoltre da Würzburg a Heidenheim.

Le trattative che precedettero l’acquisto dell’Aquedotto non furono particolarmente facili, e Sisto si trovò nelle condizioni di dover impegnare molto denaro e cercare di ottenere il necessario appoggio anche nel campo militare.

Sisto, comunque, ebbe la capacità di perseguire il suo scopo, e di ottenere il suo Aquedotto, pur non potendo completare l’intero progetto, di cui egli, tuttavia, lavorò ad un livello rilevante.

L’Aquedotto di Heidenheim è un monumento per la cultura, e una vera e propria meraviglia, così come lo fu, quindi, per il suo tempo. Oggi l’Aquedotto è ancora l’opera principale di un moderno vescovo, che di continuo, invece, esalta la sua coscienza della cultura di tale Aquedotto.


The village of Oxford Falls, the largest suburb of the Northern Beaches, is nestled in the beautiful Ku-ring-gai National Park


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Level 624 is the 14th level in Rattle Dunes. To pass this level, you must wake up 8 fireflies and score at least 500 points in 24 moves or fewer.

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This level is intense.

Stars Edit

Points 500 5,000 10,000 Difficulty Easy Hard Intense

Strategy Edit

1st board: Clear the blocks normally.

2nd board: Clear the blocks normally. Use a color burst to exit.

3rd board: Clear the blocks normally. Use a color burst to exit.

4th board: Clear the blocks normally. Use a color burst to exit.

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Walkthrough Edit


Chrysanthemum is a non-flowering perennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. The asteraceae family is composed of around 24,000 species. The genus Chrysanthemum is a composite group and consists of approximately 200 species. In Hindi, the plant is known as Karanji, Kuntimuk, Kwatamal. It is a good source of vitamin C and is used as a food and a medicinal plant. The leaves are considered to be of some value as a pot-herb. The entire plant is highly toxic. This plant is often confused with one belonging to the Rosaceae family, known as Golden Shower (Cassia fistula).

Chrysanthemum is widely used in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homoeopathy and allopathy. The plant is used as an appetizer, digestive, vermifuge, for treating jaundice, anthelmintic, skin infections, piles, and disorders of uterus and vagina. The plant is reported to have antiviral activity.

The extract of Chrysanthemum spp. is used in form of drops, ointments, nasal sprays, aerosols, gargles, and nasal drops in Western medicine. It is a non-opiate analgesic. It is an antipyretic, vasodilator, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory agent. It is used for treating dental infections, painful cold sores, and sinusitis.

It is a powerful disinfectant used in hospitals and clinics as a wound antiseptic. It is an effective treatment for infections of the skin, boils, and other skin lesions. The preparation is a thick solution of manganese salts in a 2% solution of hydrogen peroxide and contains 4% to 10% of this chemical, which acts as an antiseptic. It is also used to treat malaria.

Chrysanthemum oil is considered as a good antimicrobial agent. It is used in the form of inhalation for the treatment of sinusitis. It is effective against fungi, yeast, bacteria, and viruses. This oil is also used as an antiviral agent for flu, chickenpox, herpes, and herpes zoster.

The extract is used in the treatment of infectious diarrhoea, hepatitis, and amoebic dysentery. It is also used to reduce irritation and promote healing of the urethra. The extract is used in the treatment of oral thrush and vaginal candidiasis.

The plant is used for treating leucorrhoea and vaginitis in traditional medicine. It is used for treating burning and pain in the urethra. The plant is used as an antiseptic for the treatment of mouth sores. It is used for treating boils, blisters, insect bites, burns, and wounds. It is also used for treating skin conditions like eczema, ringworm, and hives.

Some of the names that this plant is known by include Chrysanthemum morifolium, Cassia fistula, Chrysanthemum indicum, Chrysanthemum chamissonis, Homonoia chrysanthemi, and Xiong-hua.

Chrysanthemum is considered to be of great value for medicinal purposes. The plant is not only used as an appetizer and digestive, but also for treating the disorders of uterus and vagina. The herb is considered as a good antiseptic and as a healing agent. It is useful for healing wounds, ringworm, and jaundice. It is also considered to be good for treating tuberculosis and reducing phlegm.


A Jersey City firefighter, one of the department’s most seasoned, has been stripped of his rank and placed on administrative leave as a result of alleged sexual harassment and stalking.

The city took the action against James Fitzpatrick, a 13-year veteran, last month, according to police and fire officials.

Fitzpatrick, who has worked at Engine 6, told The Jersey Journal he is appealing his demotion and administrative leave and does not admit to the accusations.

“They’re saying this is harassment and stalking, but I don’t know what else to do,” he said. “I just want to talk to her.”

City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said Jersey City law prohibits her from discussing the matter because it is a personnel issue.

The Journal reported in October that city police had been investigating Fitzpatrick on a complaint that he sent hundreds of harassing and harassing and stalking text messages to a firefighter who works at a different firehouse.

City officials said at the time that they knew of at least 200 messages. The city launched an investigation and suspended Fitzpatrick with pay in November, and he was demoted on Jan. 8.

The suspended firefighter and police said they were not aware of any criminal charges against Fitzpatrick.

“We are investigating it and reviewing it internally,” Morrill said last month. “There is no further information at this time.”

Fitzpatrick, a Marine Corps veteran who has been with the Jersey City Fire Department for 13 years, said he is appealing his demotion and administrative leave.

He said he received a letter from the city in December saying his leave was the result of a “personnel matter,” but he said he has not been able to see the letter’s contents because it is sealed by the city’s law department.

“They’re saying this is harassment and stalking, but I don’t know what else to do,” he said. “I just want to talk to her.”

Fitzpatrick said he met the firefighter while they were both in college, and the two became good friends. Fitzpatrick said he started sending her text messages in September because she had not returned his calls. He said he sent her messages out of concern that she was missing work because she was depressed.

The messages were more than once a day, he said, and he said he never threatened the woman.

The woman’s lawyer, Susan Ross, said last month that Fitzpatrick sent “more than 200 harassing and stalking text messages.”

“The harassment has included threats to my client's life,” she said.

Ross did not respond to a request for comment this week.

Fitzpatrick’s wife, Cheryl Fitzpatrick, said the situation has been difficult for their two young daughters, who know nothing about the accusations.

“My husband is an outstanding fireman,” she said. “It has been very difficult on my children.”

Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.


Sen. Joe Donnelly Joseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyDems pressure GOP to take legal action supporting pre-existing conditions Senate Dems build huge cash edge in battlegrounds Fed chief lays out risks of trade war MORE (D-Ind.) is touting his support for President Trump Donald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation MORE’s first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, to make the case to skeptical progressives in Indiana that he can still win their votes in a tough reelection race.

Donnelly has made his vote for Gorsuch, who was confirmed in April, a central part of his reelection pitch.

“My decision to support Judge Neil Gorsuch was based on an overwhelming need to fill the Supreme Court vacancy,” Donnelly wrote in an op-ed in The Indy Star this week.


“I strongly believe Judge Gorsuch is a qualified, mainstream jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his peers. Judge Gorsuch’s extensive experience and respect in the legal community is important to the integrity of the Supreme Court,” he added.

Donnelly, who is facing a reelection battle against Republican businessman Mike Braun in November, is trying to win over progressives and not alienate them in a state that went for Trump in 2016.

A poll from last month showed that 49 percent of Hoosiers say that they would prefer to vote for someone other than Donnelly, compared to 42 percent who say they will vote for the incumbent senator.

Donnelly told The Hill last month that he is focusing on making his case to voters and he doesn’t pay attention to polls.

But while Donnelly touts his vote for Gorsuch, he’s been careful to show he won’t be someone who will blindly vote for the president’s agenda.

“I won’t support a nominee who doesn’t respect the rights of Ho


Highland League Founded: 1975 Country: Scotland Level: 5 Number of teams: 17 most based in: Scotland (4) Region(s): Scotland Sponsor(s): TBD Website: TBD

The Highland Football League is a senior non-league association football competition in the north of Scotland.

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Premier League Edit

The league consists of 17 clubs, playing each other home and away.

Season Premier Division Relegated from 1. 2016–17 (A) (A) Oban Camanachd

(B) Kyles Athletic 2. 2015–16 (A) (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Skye Camanachd 3. 2014–15 (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Kyles Athletic 4. 2013–14 (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Strathspey Camanachd 5. 2012–13 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Lochaber 6. 2011–12 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Kyles Athletic 7. 2010–11 (A) (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Kyles Athletic 8. 2009–10 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Strathspey Camanachd 9. 2008–09 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Strathspey Camanachd 10. 2007–08 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Lochaber 11. 2006–07 (A) (A) (A) Kyles Athletic

(B) Strathspey Camanachd 12. 2005–06 (A) (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Skye Camanachd 13. 2004–05 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Kyles Athletic 14. 2003–04 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Lochaber 15. 2002–03 (A) (A) (A) Strathspey Camanachd

(B) Lochaber 16. 2001–02 (A) (A) (A) Skye Camanachd

(B) Kyles Athletic 17. 2000–01 (A) (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Kyles Athletic 18. 1999–00 (A) (A) (A) Lochaber

(B) Kyles Athletic

1. In the initial year of the league, reserve teams of the Highland Football League clubs were eligible to take part, although the games were not counted as official League matches.

2. Only one team can be promoted to the league, although in the first year only two teams took part, and in the second year four teams took part.

3. Both the first and second placed teams in the reserve league took part.

4. The winners of the league and the runners-up compete in a playoff for the right to play in the Scottish Cup, and if the runners-up win they enter the competition in the first round, the winners in the fourth.

League History Edit

League History Season Champions Relegated 1. 2008–09 Strathspey Camanachd Kyles Athletic 2. 2007–08 Lochaber Skye Camanachd 3. 2006–07 Lochaber Kyles Athletic 4. 2005–06 Skye Camanachd Lochaber 5. 2004–05 Lochaber Kyles Athletic 6. 2003–04 Skye Camanachd Lochaber 7. 2002–03 Strathspey Camanachd Lochaber 8. 2001–02 Skye Camanachd Kyles Athletic 9. 2000–01 Lochaber Kyles Athletic 10. 1999–00 Skye Camanachd Kyles Athletic

Titles by club Edit

Aberdour - 1


Skye Camanachd - 8

2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18

Lochaber - 5

1999–00, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12

Kyles Athletic - 4

1996–97, 1997–98, 2008–09, 2011–12

Lochside Rovers - 3

1989–90, 1992–93, 1998–99

Strathspey Camanachd - 3

1997–98, 1998–99, 2009–10

Boleskine Rovers - 1


Invergordon - 1


Kinlochshiel - 1


Fort William - 1


Arisaig - 1


Caberfeidh - 1


Aberdeen University - 1


Formartine United - 1


Strathspey Thistle - 1


Fort William Rovers - 1


Ross County - 1


Fortrose - 1


Nairn Thistle - 1


Inverness Thistle - 1


Strathspey Thistle - 1


Fort William Thistle - 1


Cambridge University - 1


Deveronvale - 1


Caberfeidh - 1


Inverness High School FP - 1


Murdo Macleod - 1


Iona - 1


Fasnakyle - 1


Caberfeidh - 1


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STOCKHOLM — In a Scandinavian twist to the final race of the series, American David Hargitt was awarded the North American Pro Kart Challenge championship over Canadian Fredrik Ekblom on Saturday night at Karlskoga Arena in Sweden.

Hargitt had an on-track confrontation with Ekblom earlier this season at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, during which Hargitt, now 28, ran into Ekblom, a now 18-year-old Canadian, with his kart, sending both into the barriers.

Both drivers were knocked out of the race.

But Hargitt ended the six-race season as the champion, his third overall series title and first since 2004. Hargitt and Ekblom finished with 107 and 96 points, respectively.

Hargitt finished first and second in the last two races to hold onto his lead. Ekblom won the first race of the year and finished third in the final race.

David Hargitt, in a Pirelli factory-backed kart, and Ekblom, a Tony Kart factory driver, finished second and third behind series champion Thomas Preining.


A man died Sunday in China’s western Xinjiang region after setting himself on fire outside a police station, a regional government spokesman said.

The man set himself ablaze after fighting with local police over a traffic fine, Nur Bekri, head of the regional government, told a press conference.

Police in the northwestern region were carrying out “stability maintenance work” at the time of the incident, he said.

“He self-immolated after a quarrel over a traffic violation and the police station,” Bekri said, adding that the police handled the case correctly.

“The government urges people to resolve their disputes through legal means,” he said.

In recent months, dozens of people have set themselves on fire in Xinjiang to protest what they say are human rights abuses, while scores more have resorted to violence or armed assaults against government officials or police stations.

While official figures show that most of those who have set themselves on fire are Uyghur, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim ethnic group, a majority of those who carried out attacks were Han Chinese, according to reports.

An estimated 200 people died as a result of the self-immolations or violence last year.




This is nothing. In the most difficult time of the Cultural Revolution, more than a thousand people self-immolated themselves to death, over five million were violently killed, and an entire country was sacrificed for one man. The self-immolators are committing suicide for what? All of this is being sacrificed for a man.


Sending military troops into Urumqi, letting people starve, shoot, slaughter, etc., the government has long since abandoned any kind of “maintenance of stability.” But can they face the fact that a few hundred Uyghurs have gone to extremes? This is the embarrassment of the government, a proof that the lives of the Uyghur are worth even less than the government thinks. I’m just hoping that the Uyghur people will gain their own freedom one day.


Terrorism and arson.

Only a thief is afraid of fire.

The history of the burning of books in the East is the same as that of the burning of witches in the West.

The responsibility of the Uyghurs is in the hands of the government and the people of China.

If the people of China can be unified, if the government can be clear, it will not be as it is now, nor will it have the effects of spreading instability throughout the world.


The most important thing in the Uyghurs’ lives is the love for their children and themselves, as the life of one’s family is the foundation of all things. This is how the Uyghurs are, and this is the reason why they fight back, and this is why they do what they do.

For example, the government forcibly inserts women into the Uyghur’s households and forces them to wear head scarves, it forcibly strips the children from their families and rears them in “orphanages,” forcibly rips young girls from their parents’ arms to be sent to Tibet, forcibly controls the number of children Uyghurs are allowed to have, forcibly forces Uyghurs to go to Han villages, forcibly encourages them to go to work in the cities, forcibly puts Han businesses into Uyghur homes, forcibly buys out their livestock and agricultural fields to build industrial parks, forcibly forces Uyghur young people to go to school to study and the rest are to go to do factory work, forcibly builds supermarkets, shops, hotels, etc., which gives them no chance to get employment, forcibly makes it so that Uyghur young people can’t find a spouse to get married and have children, forcibly demolishes their houses and forces them to move to another area, forcibly blocks them from having religious activities, etc., etc., the Uyghurs are continuously being forced to endure.

If you look at the Uyghur protests from a perspective of someone observing them, you can understand how it all began and why it has continued to this day.

The government has no choice but to take all this, because the Uyghurs are a minority group with nothing to back them up and their lot is really not the greatest.

On the other hand, if the government wants to go easy on the Uyghurs, this might also lead to the Uyghurs feeling discontent with the government, so it has to be a careful balancing act.

You know, because of this constant bickering, the government can no longer help the Uyghurs, because it’s already using all its energy to help the Han, which is what it cares about most.


If the man really did self-immolate because of the fines, isn’t that a little too extreme? If he had used this method before, it could be understood. But he’s done this only now, this means that he’s only using this method for his own ends. What does this mean? How can people kill themselves and turn themselves into such an extreme protest against injustice? Who are the ones to blame?


I am just trying to understand, he set himself on fire to fight over a traffic violation?


When the time comes, there will only be Uyghur resistance and nothing else.


Just look at this, everyone. The Uyghurs have their own methods of protest and methods of expressing their wishes and opinions, which have nothing to do with us.

So can we stop always picking on them and accusing them of terrorist actions? What they are doing is simply that they are using extreme methods to express their unhappiness and discontent, but I hope that they will consider the extreme actions of their people and act in accordance with the situation in China.

I would like to ask everyone, what do you think?

I believe the true thinking of the masses should be understood.


What a shame, they have this kind of personality and they’re so different from us. But since they are living under our government, and their lives are being constantly destroyed, I understand the psychology of people like this.


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Recently I built a decent MIDI controller that I was using with Reaktor 5 to control some of my modular synth presets, and later used it for recording. Since my computer is very powerful, I wanted to see how far I could go with the processing power, and if I could make it work with something faster than Reaktor.

What's a VST?

Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is a plugin system designed by Steinberg for use in their DAW Cubase. Since it's free to use, it's been picked up and used in a variety of other DAWs, the most popular being FL Studio, but also in other apps such as Sony Sound Forge. The current version is VST 2.x, and the most important feature of the system is that it makes a virtual


Relive the nostalgic days of yesteryear with this piece of Americana. This set of 10 postcards contains vintage snapshots of travel, sightseeing, and sports around Chicago.

- Set of 10 postcards

- Each postcard measures 4.25" x 6.25"

- Postcards are blank on the back

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La tenue de T.I.M.E. a toujours été respectée. Malgré cela, le bruit de la machine, ajouté aux bruits de la ville et de l’armée, peut perturber et la méditation est devenue difficile. La vision d’un grand arbre à côté de la machine était très attendue.

Ensuite, nous avons bénéficié d’un super beau soleil.

Nous avons dû travailler un peu pour rassurer les villageois qui ont appris à avoir peur du robot. Nous avons dû expliquer que nous ne pouvions pas désactiver la machine tous les soirs. Mais, les enfants ont été ravis de nous montrer leur dessin.

Et voilà l’arbre en vrai, la terre le recouvre doucement et en plus il fait bon.


We the people of India are collectively called as Hindus.

The Quran says that we are better than other nations.

In the Quran it is written as

“The most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most pious of you.” (49:13)

It also says that Allah is closer to the believers than their jugular vein. (Quran 50:15)

Hindus consider the cow to be sacred. The Quran teaches us that it is not what enters the stomach that is impure but what comes out of the mouth.

In the Quran it is written as

“God does not hold you responsible for your unintentional oaths. And He forgives you for any oaths you take to intentionally falsify something. (Quran-66:2)

It says that we should have absolute faith in God.

It says that the scholars are our friends and neighbors, that is why they must be obeyed and respected. (Quran- 4:71)

Our God is one.

It is written in the Quran as

“Those who believe, and those who are Jewish, and the Christians, and the Sabians – whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does righteous deeds – will have their reward with their Lord. (Quran 2:62)

It is also written in the Quran as

“Indeed, the religion in the sight of God is Islam. (Quran 3:19)

A Hindu must strive to become a better person and have patience, and trust in God.

The QURAN says as

“And it is He who sent down to you the Book. In it are verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundation of the Book; and others not entirely clear. As for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation (suitable to them). And no one knows its [true] interpretation except God. But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding. (Quran 3:7)

We must follow what is in the Quran and what was said by the Prophet (PBUH).

We can learn from all great men.

It is written in the Quran as

“To you we sent the scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what God has revealed, and do not follow their low desires [to turn away] from the truth that has come to you. For each of you We have appointed a law and a way. If God had so willed, He would have made you a single community, but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to God; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which you dispute.” (Quran 5:48)

The Quran says as

“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Quran 5:3)

Hindus must believe in God and His Prophets.

The Quran says as

“The similitude of Jesus before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: “Be”. And he was. The truth is from your Lord, so be not of those who doubt.” (Quran 3:59)

Hindus must believe in the Quran and what it says.

The Quran says as

“And We have sent down to you the book explaining all things, a guide, mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted.” (Quran 16:89)

The Quran says as

“If only they had stood fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a party on the right course; but many of them follow a course that is evil.” (Quran 5:66)

Hindus should follow their great men like Krishna and Mahavir.

The Quran says as

“He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus – to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with God is that to which you invite them. God chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him].” (Quran 42:13)

The Quran says as

“You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in God.” (Quran 3:110)

Muslims are to call people to follow the path of the right.

The Quran says as

“We have sent you forth as a witness, as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, as well as to give mercy.” (Quran 34:28)

Muslims must follow the truth.

It is written in the Quran as

“You shall be on the right course, as long as you are firm and mindful of God.” (Quran 2:110)

The Quran says as

“You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in God.” (Quran 3:110)

The Hindus must follow the truth and must not take the path of falsehood.

The Quran says as

“You will certainly be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will certainly hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with God much abuse. But if you are patient and fear God – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.” (Quran 3:186)

The Hindu should seek the guidance of God.

The Quran says as

“Is it not to God that sincere devotion is due? But those who take for protectors other than God (say): “We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to God.” Truly God will judge between them in that wherein they differ. But God guides not such as are false and ungrateful.” (Quran 16:72)

The Hindu should follow the teachings of the Quran.

It is written in the Quran as

“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And God heareth and knoweth all things.” (Quran 2:256)

Hindus should also keep away from alcohol and gambling.

It is written in the Quran as

“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansab, and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitan’s (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.” (Quran 5:90)

Hindus must avoid sex outside marriage.

The Quran says as

“And do not go


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I am a big fan of Julie Garwood. I have read and enjoyed all of her books. Most of her works have been historical romances. She is the queen of the historical romance. In her "Garwoodesque" style, she takes on a contemporary setting, but her attention to detail and superb research remains. If you've read her works in the past, you will find this new one to be in keeping with her other works.

The story takes place in modern day Scotland. Lucinda Ashton's family has had it rough for the past two years. Her father has been suffering from an incurable illness, her mother's nerves are beginning to show, and her twin brothers are both leaving for college and working part time jobs to help with the family expenses. But, it is her brother Duncan who she is most worried about. Duncan has always been her hero. The oldest and most handsome of the Ashton boys, she has watched him for years make the right choices and resist temptation. Lucinda wants to be a lawyer. But her parents are barely able to feed and cloth their five children, so Lucinda has had to abandon her dreams of higher education. Lucinda is determined to help her parents and her siblings. She will sell her beautiful pearl necklace so she can pay for her brothers' educations and alleviate some of her parents' financial burden.

Duncan is thrilled to be going to university in Edinburgh. He is determined to study hard and make something of himself. When he discovers that his sister has sold her necklace, he is furious. But, Lucinda has already made the deal and there is nothing Duncan can do to stop it. Lucinda is devastated by Duncan's reaction to her choice. She is so hurt by his harshness that she stops speaking to him. Duncan is ashamed of his anger, and he is sorry for the pain he has caused his sister. His mother, a loving and kind woman, tells him to go to Lucinda and make things right.


di Mara Polli

È sceso sottotraccia, il Professore, perché ne aveva piene le scatole. E perché sostenere che la lezione di merda di quel giorno era solo la punta di un iceberg, un ritaglio di una realtà molto più vasta. In quel preciso momento, aveva preso coraggio, lo stesso coraggio che aveva avuto vent’anni prima, quando s’era inventato lo sciopero a sorpresa. Al posto del tran tran, era passato agli scioperi. Il primo, nel ’77, aveva avuto un riscontro difficile: un solo docente aveva appoggiato la sua iniziativa, ma la classe era nel complesso solidale con l’insegnante (sbagliato). Il secondo, invece, aveva attirato l’attenzione delle maestre. Quelle della prima e della seconda. E sì che aveva ragione: quello, per esempio, era il momento più duro, non solo per lui, ma anche per tutte le donne: l’8 marzo, avevano dovuto copiare i fogli per fare i mazzi di fiori (d’autunno, nel caso dei professori). Copiare i fogli, e lasciare l’edificio in ginocchio, a sguazzare nella scienza delle macchine. Ma il professore non sapeva come fosse l’8 marzo per le maestre. La maestra che la giornata l’aveva passata con la matita in bocca, che faceva finta di avere i minatori tra i denti. I minatori di turno. Quelli della prima e della seconda.

Lui, il professore, era sempre in bilico, ma in un modo o nell’altro ce l’aveva fatta, e questo gli bastava. Non avrebbe mai detto che tutte le donne svolgono un lavoro, alcune stanno al cesso, altre a cucire, altre stanno in sala operatoria, altre ancora passano a ritirare il pane o a farsi servire a tavola. Di tutte queste attività, lui avrebbe fatto a meno. Di tutte, e del lavoro in generale. Ma a volte è dura essere supereroi. Anche se solo per un giorno.



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The murder of the investigative journalist and two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker who was critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin, points to the fact that there is no independent journalism in Russia, Prof. Mark Galeotti, Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague (Czech Republic) and an expert on Russian security services, has told Sputnik.

© AP Photo / Evgeny Feldman Oligarchs Pushed Away From the Media, Facing Pressure From the Russian Authorities

The state-run Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov , a Russian opposition politician, on charges of illegal arms trade.

On Sunday, February 28, Nemtsov was shot dead while walking across a bridge near the Kremlin in Moscow, on his way home.

“Putin has silenced the few remaining independent newspapers and there is no independent television. If it weren’t for the internet, people would not have any information about what is going on,” Mark Galeotti, Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague (Czech Republic) and an expert on Russian security services, told Sputnik.

Galeotti pointed out that as Russia’s opposition leaders are being arrested or killed, the country’s media are totally “under the control of the Russian authorities.”

“If you are critical of Putin, you are likely to disappear or be killed. There is no independent journalism,” he stressed.

At the same time, the academic stressed that “murder” should not be used in this case, as it is actually “a pre-meditated killing.”

“It is a message to anybody else who might want to be critical, that there is no point in being outspoken,” Galeotti noted.

Speaking about the possible motives for Nemtsov’s murder, the academic suggested that there might have been a “spat” between the victim and the Russian authorities over the situation in Ukraine.

“I can imagine that there was some sort of disagreement,” Galeotti said. “Nemtsov was an avowed liberal, who was pro-Western. He said that Putin’s policies in Ukraine were wrong.”

The Russian academic noted that Nemtsov could have been “brought into the public eye by some of the authorities who are opposed to Putin’s policies.”

“I am not saying that Putin ordered the killing, but if you look at who is opposed to him, there are different people. Nemtsov was a figure of importance in the 1990s and in the early 2000s. So if you are trying to build up a coalition, you would bring Nemtsov back,” Galeotti noted.

The killing of Boris Nemtsov is “highly significant,” Galeotti said, adding that “not everybody is killed.”

“The message is that there is no point in being outspoken. It is an effective silencer of anyone else who might want to be critical of the regime,” the academic concluded.


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This packet contains a variety of great math stations for your students to practice addition and subtraction skills. The packet contains 28 stations and two activity pages for the students to work on independently.


I used some of the great pears that I had in the refrigerator for this hearty dish. It was an outstanding choice, in my opinion. However, I am certain it would be just as good using apples, peaches or apricots.

* There are some glazes that might cause a reaction if you are allergic to nuts.


The Radio Tuner is designed to make it easy to listen to different radio stations using standard FM/AM radio receivers.

The app includes many different radio stations from different countries around the world.

The Radio Tuner is free and without advertising.

Recent changes:

- Bugfix in app list

The Radio Tuner is designed to make it easy to listen to different radio stations using standard FM/AM radio receivers.

The app includes many different radio stations from different countries around the world.

The Radio Tuner is free and without advertising.


The legacy of past security problems with GM vehicles has forced GM to recall more than 6 million vehicles over the past decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM made most of the recent recalls, including those for ignition switch and power steering problems.

The automaker will appear before Congress this week to answer questions about its handling of the ignition switch problem. It faces lawsuits from owners of vehicles that were part of the recall, and also faces a criminal investigation.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) released a list of recalls from the NHTSA. DeGette has proposed legislation that would require the NHTSA to assess how automakers handled vehicle defects and how their actions impacted safety.

The data below is taken directly from the NHTSA. The list does not include recalls from the agency's other administrative offices, including the Offices of Defects Investigation.

Also, the NHTSA does not keep data for recalls issued in the 1950s.

2013: 2.3 million

2012: 1.3 million

2011: 1.3 million

2010: 1.1 million

2009: 710,000

2008: 780,000

2007: 650,000

2006: 480,000

2005: 360,000

2004: 290,000

2003: 290,000

2002: 270,000

2001: 300,000

2000: 310,000

1999: 260,000

1998: 230,000

1997: 260,000

1996: 250,000

1995: 230,000

1994: 240,000

1993: 200,000

1992: 210,000

1991: 220,000

1990: 190,000

1989: 190,000

1988: 200,000

1987: 180,000

1986: 150,000

1985: 140,000

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1983: 140,000

1982: 120,000

1981: 100,000

1980: 90,000

1979: 90,000

1978: 80,000

1977: 70,000

1976: 60,000

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Hamish Morrison

Hamish Morrison (born 8 September 1997) is an Australian professional rugby union player who plays for the in the Super Rugby competition. His position of choice is fullback.


Tom Brown's Schooldays (film)

Tom Brown's Schooldays is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by H. B. Parkinson and starring Milton Rosmer, Eva Moore and C. M. Hallard. It is an adaptation of Thomas Hughes' novel "Tom Brown's School Days".


Rabi Kaul

Rabi Kaul (born 1951) is a social activist, writer, human rights activist, former Director of Amnesty International India, and former Chairperson of Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, India. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi.

His human rights work has been a major part of his life since 1981 when he began his work in civil liberties defence and the protection of human rights in general, and of Dalit rights in particular. In the 1980s, he was active in the movement against the Emergency. He was in prison for a few months during that time. He is widely respected as a human rights activist, and one of the most important advocates for social justice in India.

Kaul served as the Executive Director of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and as the International Secretary of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and is a past Chair of the IHEU Coordinating Committee.

He has worked with Amnesty International since 1989. During his tenure with Amnesty International, Kaul was Director of the organization's Indian chapter, which he helped to build into one of the largest branches in the world. He served as the Regional Director of Amnesty International for South Asia. In December 2012 he was replaced by Raviya Ismail.

Kaul also serves as an adviser to the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre. He is a recipient of the UN Human Rights Award, the Yash Bharti Award and the

People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Award, amongst other recognitions. He is also a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize (2011).

Kaul has written extensively on human rights issues, social justice, and democracy. He has published a number of books, including "Democracy, Minority Rights and Violence" (2008), "Religion, Violence and Non-Violence" (2005) and "Whither Secularism" (1999).

His publications include:


Erskine Hamilton Childers

Erskine Hamilton Childers (; 17 June 1870 – 20 November 1922) was an Irish politician who served as the fourth President of Ireland, from 25 June 1921 to his death on 20 November 1922. He was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and Sinn Féin.

Erskine Hamilton Childers was born in England in 1870, the eldest son of Robert Erskine Childers, a British Army officer and later a writer and political theorist.

In the course of his lifetime he spelled his surname in a number of different ways, including Childers and Childs.

Childers attended school at Stubbington House, Fareham. At the age of 16 he became a clerk in a Southampton shipping office. He joined the Liberal Party and became a political speaker on its behalf. In 1899 he was elected as a councillor to Southampton County Borough Council.

He married Molly Zichy-Woinarski (sister of Francis "Frank" Zichy-Woinarski) in 1908, but had no children.

Childers was a keen yachtsman, and in 1906, with Sir Thomas Lipton, he set up the Shamrock IV syndicate to challenge for the Americas Cup.

He participated in the unsuccessful Irish Convention of 1917–1918, a body established by British Prime Minister David Lloyd George which negotiated an agreement with Irish representatives in an attempt to end the period of Irish nationalist insurrection. The Convention, which met at Dublin Castle, made a number of suggestions regarding the governance of Ireland, which were partially incorporated into the Government of Ireland Act 1920. It was Childers, who, in September 1917, raised the need for a "conversation" between Irish and British leaders.

After the Easter Rising of 1916, and his arrest for involvement, Childers helped reorganise the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) in an effort to steer it towards constitutional activity and away from militancy.

In the 1918 general election, Childers stood as a Sinn Féin candidate in Wicklow. Although he did not win the seat, he polled well and the Sinn Féin party decided to nominate him as one of its members of the Irish delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. It was at the Paris Peace Conference that he met Arthur Griffith and became a convinced Irish republican.

He became a committed supporter of Arthur Griffith's Sinn Féin party. In 1919, he was arrested and charged with sedition, because of his support of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

He was elected unopposed as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) to the 2nd Dáil at the 1921 elections for the Dublin Mid constituency. He supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, and became a member of the Irish Free State Seanad in 1922.

He became the fourth President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State (i.e. prime minister) in June 1921, and on 26 June 1921 he was appointed to the office of President of the Republic, (which was to become that of President of the Executive Council on the enactment of the 1922 Constitution in August 1922).

In 1921, the Government of Ireland Act 1920 split the island into two autonomous territories within the United Kingdom: the six north-eastern counties became Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland became Southern Ireland, governed by the Irish Free State government in Dublin. However, the Parliament of Northern Ireland chose to opt out of the Free State in 1922. Under the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, this meant that Northern Ireland would become part of the Irish Free State, but the British refused to accept this, saying it would lead to the "break-up of the United Kingdom". The Irish Taoiseach and President of the Executive Council (prime minister), W. T. Cosgrave, insisted that the British had breached the Treaty and that the Free State had the right to "withdraw from the British Commonwealth of Nations", but he chose not to use this option. Instead, he demanded that the Northern Ireland government do so, and thus abolish itself.

Childers was shot dead in his home on Inishmore, Aran Islands, County Galway, in November 1922, two months after becoming President. The following January, the "Irish Independent" reported that Michael Noyk, the Russian Consul in Galway, and Joseph Murray, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, were both implicated in his murder. The paper stated that Murray was sent by James O'Connor to warn Childers to stop political work in the Four Courts or else he would be killed, while Noyk knew of the plot and failed to notify the police. A police officer told the paper that he believed it was an ordinary robbery that "went wrong" as "Childers was too tough a man to be robbed".


Sarah Williams (social worker)

Sarah "Sally" Williams (1880 – April 23, 1951) was an American social worker. Williams established herself as an activist, fighting for women's suffrage, juvenile delinquency, and public health. Williams was well known for her innovative and groundbreaking approaches to improving the quality of life for children, the public, and the underprivileged. Williams began working for the New York City Health Department in 1918, and in 1925 she became the director of the Bureau of Child Guidance. Williams was the only woman in the country with such a position at the time, and held the position until her death in 1951.

Sarah Williams was born in 1880 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second child of James Williams, a grocer and later a dentist, and Ella Burt Williams. At age 10, she attended the Powelton Avenue School in Philadelphia, and by age 12 she had already decided that she wanted to be a teacher. At age 13, Williams attended the Girls' High School and excelled academically. She took part in school plays and oratorical contests, and upon graduation, Williams attended Swarthmore College in 1896. Williams majored in Greek and Latin and continued to study oratorical contests and plays. After graduating in 1900, Williams continued her education at Cornell University, where she studied American History and Economics. While studying at Cornell, Williams became a member of the college women's debating team, which would later become a hobby for her. Upon graduation, Williams pursued graduate studies at Columbia University, where she received her M.A. degree in Social Science in 1907. At Columbia, Williams received one of her most important honors, the Demorest Fellowship. After graduation, Williams decided to enter the field of social work.

After receiving her Master's Degree, Williams began to work as a social worker in Philadelphia. While working in Philadelphia, Williams became interested in the idea of juvenile courts, and worked to improve them. Williams began traveling to study different models of juvenile courts and while in London, she visited the Infant Welfare and the Juvenile Probation Departments. While visiting a British Probation Home, Williams became interested in the training of child welfare workers. She returned to the United States and started a training program for juvenile probation officers in Philadelphia.

In 1911, Williams accepted a job as the chief social worker of the Infant Welfare Association of Philadelphia. In 1915, Williams moved to New York City and accepted a position as the executive secretary of the Child Labor Committee. Williams continued her work with juvenile delinqu


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"This is the work of idiots who do not know what they are doing. They have no idea about cars, engines or aerodynamics, and in the end they will pay for it," team principal Peter Sauber said in a statement.

F1 racing, one of the world's most lucrative sports, has for years been plagued by small teams on tight budgets. The sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone is trying to improve the situation and has created a fund, estimated to be worth up to $40 million, to support teams in dire straits.

"The idea of taking money from one and giving it to the other is not very positive," Sauber said. "It creates the possibility of a new form of slavery. I do not think that anyone who worked in the factories during the war thought about whether a tank would end up being driven by a German or an Englishman. He was just happy to be making money. But people are not stupid, and there are some consequences that need to be considered. This is just crazy. It will never work."

Ferrari, BMW-Sauber, McLaren and Renault, four of the sport's top teams, have signed up to the initiative but Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said Sauber was missing the point.

"If the results of the championship are being hampered by an imbalanced distribution of resources, then there is a reason for the redistribution," he said.

Sauber's team have won 10 world championships but are among a number of outfits on the verge of going under as the sport's top teams spend millions of dollars in search of an elusive tenth title.



A paladin is the sworn defender of a group of creatures, a good-aligned organization, or a person. Most are deeply religious, but the few who aren't still serve their groups or causes with fanatical zeal. The paladin is essentially a warrior of the gods, and most spend their lives wandering the world of Oerth, aiding those they deem good or just. Although a paladin will fight to slay a horde of monsters or a mad king, he will not do so out of a lust for battle or destruction, but out of a need to keep the forces of darkness at bay.

Paladins are renowned for their bravery, their unyielding dedication to the principles of good, and their mastery of martial arms. It is rare to find an evil paladin.

Abilities: Strength and Charisma are both prime requisites for a paladin. Strength is his prime requisite, followed by Charisma. Strength governs how hard a paladin can hit, how effectively he can wear armor, and his carrying capacity. Charisma governs the strength of his spells and the DC's of his class skills. A paladin must be lawful good.

Hit Die: d10

Starting Age: Complex.

Starting Gold: Complex.

Class Skills

The paladin's class skills are Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (nobility and royalty) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), and Sense Motive (Wis).

Skill Points at First Level: (2 + Int modifier) x 4.

Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 2 + Int modifier.

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the paladin.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Paladins are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, medium, and light), and with shields (except tower shields).

Aura of Good (Ex): The power of a paladin's aura of good (see the detect good spell) is equal to her paladin level.

Detect Evil (Sp): At will, a paladin can use detect evil, as the spell.

Smite Evil (Su): Once per day, a paladin can call out to the powers of good to aid her in her struggle against evil. As a swift action, the paladin chooses one target within sight to smite. If this target is evil, the paladin adds her Charisma bonus (if any) to her attack rolls and adds her paladin level to all damage rolls made against the target of her smite. If the target of smite evil is an outsider with the evil subtype, an evil-aligned dragon, or an undead creature, the bonus to damage on the first successful attack increases to 2 points of damage per level the paladin possesses. Regardless of the target, smite evil attacks automatically bypass any DR the creature might possess.

In addition, while smite evil is in effect, the paladin gains a deflection bonus equal to her Charisma modifier (if any) to her AC against attacks made by the target of the smite. If the paladin targets a creature that is not evil, the smite is wasted with no effect.

The smite evil effect remains until the target of the smite is dead or the next time the paladin rests and regains her uses of this ability. At 4th level, and at every three levels thereafter, the paladin may smite evil one additional time per day, as indicated on Table: Paladin, to a maximum of seven times per day at 19th level.

Divine Grace (Su): At 2nd level, a paladin gains a bonus equal to her Charisma bonus (if any) on all saving throws.

Lay on Hands (Su): Beginning at 2nd level, a paladin can heal wounds (her own or those of others) by touch. Each day she can use this ability a number of times equal to 1/2 her paladin level plus her Charisma modifier. With one use of this ability, a paladin can heal 1d6 hit points of damage for every two paladin levels she possesses. Using this ability is a standard action, unless the paladin targets herself, in which case it is a swift action. Despite the name of this ability, a paladin only needs one free hand to use this ability.

Alternatively, a paladin can use this healing power to deal damage to undead creatures, dealing 1d6 points of damage for every two levels the paladin possesses. Using lay on hands in this way requires a successful melee touch attack and doesn't provoke an attack of opportunity. Undead do not receive a saving throw against this damage.

Aura of Courage (Su): Beginning at 3rd level, a paladin is immune to fear (magical or otherwise). Each ally within 10 feet of her gains a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against fear effects. This ability functions while the paladin is conscious, but not if she is unconscious or dead.

Divine Health (Ex): At 3rd level, a paladin gains immunity to all diseases, including supernatural and magical diseases.

Divine Bond (Sp): Upon reaching 5th level, a paladin forms a bond with her god. This bond can take one of two forms. Once the form is chosen, it cannot be changed.

The first type of bond allows the paladin to enhance her weapon as a standard action by calling upon the aid of a celestial spirit for 1 minute per paladin level. When called, the spirit causes the weapon to shed light as a torch. At 5th level


John George Evans

John George Evans (April 2, 1809 – April 18, 1878) was an English-born educator, newspaper editor and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Yarmouth in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1878 to 1882 as a Liberal-Conservative member.

He was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, the son of George Evans and Mary Ann Pritchard, and came to Nova Scotia with his parents in 1816. In 1833, Evans married Ann Squire. He taught school in Digby. Evans was a supporter of the Halifax Conservative Party. He served as deputy collector of customs at Yarmouth from 1843 to 1867 and in 1868 was elected to the provincial assembly. Evans was editor and publisher of the "Yarmouth Herald" from 1859 to 1870. He was elected speaker for the provincial assembly in 1882 but did not serve because he was ill.

His son George George Evans also served in the provincial assembly.


Star of the Sea (disambiguation)

Star of the Sea may refer to:


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Flavobacterium gilvum is a Gram-negative, strictly aerobic, rod-shaped and non-spore-forming bacterium from the genus of "Flavobacterium" which has been isolated from sandy soil.


Ariel Hernandez

Ariel Andrés Hernández Callejas (born 7 August 1995) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Deportivo Cali.

Hernandez's career began in the youth ranks of Envigado, prior to a move to Deportivo Cali. He played in the club's youth system and featured regularly for the reserves in the Categoría Primera B. Hernandez made his first team debut in a 3–0 victory over Alianza Petrolera in July 2014. He appeared in twelve further matches during 2014, including a 2–1 defeat to La Equidad and a 1–0 loss to Atlético Nacional. Hernandez scored his first senior goal on 4 August 2015 in a 2–1 victory over Cúcuta Deportivo. The strike was his sixth of the season and proved to be the winner.


Suspension (mechanical)

In mechanical engineering, suspension refers to a system of shock absorbers and springs designed to improve the ride quality of a vehicle or other types of machinery. It is an essential component in wheeled vehicles, providing a convenient way to deal with irregularities in the road surface.

Most modern vehicles are fitted with some sort of suspension. It is the primary means of isolating the passengers from the road, as well as absorbing the bumps and vibrations from the road.

The suspension system on a vehicle provides the following functions:

There are many systems available that provide all or most of these functions, but most can be categorized by their design and motion characteristics.

The simplest suspension systems are rigid, and often called "hard suspensions", because they don't use any fluid damping. Instead, they rely entirely on the elasticity of the metal or the springiness of the suspension elements to soak up the bumps. Some early vehicles used torsion springs as suspension, but modern systems almost all use either coil or leaf springs, or shock absorbers.

The first and simplest suspension system was used by the French inventor of the wheel, Leonardo da Vinci. It consisted of four flexible limbs connected to the carriage. These limbs served as both the suspension and steering system.

In addition, Leonardo designed a system that included advanced features such as brake linings, bearings and a double-action brake system. A suspension system for cars was introduced by M. Thon in France in 1898. It consisted of a network of rubber bands that took the place of conventional springs. The rubber bands were enclosed in a conventional coil-spring housing. An advantage of this system was its light weight. Thon's design was introduced to the United States by John M. Curtis in 1904.

By the 1920s, many independent suspension manufacturers were using the pneumatic springing system as the basis of their systems, as well as using rubber or steel cords for springing. The principal disadvantage of the pneumatic system is that the spring-pressure increases with the compression of the suspension. In addition, a system that is not correctly adjusted will not ride well.

The third kind of suspension system was developed by the Morgan Motor Company, based in the UK. In this system, the spring is attached to the frame, and the shock absorbers are attached to a special hub, which attaches to the front and rear axles. This system is still sometimes seen in modern cars, since it is less expensive than the other systems and in most cases provides an adequate ride. This system has not been popular in Europe and North America since the 1930s.

The most common suspension system in modern cars, used in everything from Ford Model Ts to the Chevrolet Corvette, is the "independent front suspension", or "live axle". In this system, the suspension is a more or less conventional system of springs and shock absorbers, with the additional feature of a locating link (the king pin in an axle-based suspension). This allows the axle to move up and down relative to the chassis. The locating link ends are attached to the car body, which provides the rolling element to the system.

The other feature of this system is the axle, which provides the pivoting element of the suspension system. The wheel hub is attached to the ends of the axle, and the wheel itself is attached to the hub. The spring system, located in the body of the vehicle, is attached to the axle via the locating link. The body of the car, therefore, provides the "pivot" of the suspension.

A number of variations on this design have been used, most notably independent rear suspension, in which the rear wheels are located by a trailing arm (a form of wishbone) instead of the traditional transverse leaf spring. Another design commonly found on trucks is the "live rear axle". In this system, the axle is located by an arm from the leaf spring. The rear wheels can move up and down relative to the chassis without any location from the body.

A design commonly used on many racing cars and on some passenger cars is the DeDion or De Dion suspension, named after its inventors, the De Dion brothers. In this system, the two wheels are located by a triangular or "semi-trapezoidal" bar. The pivot is provided by a bearing block mounted to the car body, while the pivoting point for the wheels is a ball joint on the axle.

The DeDion design is an expensive design, due to the cost of the wheels, brakes and other parts. However, it does provide excellent wheel location, as the wheels can be moved by several inches in any direction without affecting the steering.

Racing cars generally use the DeDion system, as the location of the wheels is the primary function of the suspension system. However, it is also used on a number of sports cars, including the Jaguar XK120, the Maserati 3500 GT and the Lamborghini Gallardo.

One of the main disadvantages of the DeDion suspension is that the front wheels are not located directly above the chassis, and there is significant scrub radius. For example, a wheelbase of 86 inches (218 cm) on a vehicle with a wheel diameter of 18 inches (46 cm) would produce a scrub radius of around 8 inches (20 cm). This can cause the car to steer and corner differently depending on the tire wear, since the scrub radius is at its largest when the tires are new.

While an advantage of the DeDion system is that it is lighter than a comparable design, this is not a major consideration for racing cars. However, since racing cars are generally not driven at high speeds for long distances, the "chassis bounce" caused by the scrub radius is not an issue.

One of the first types of suspension system was introduced by Earle Crooker and was called "Independent Coil Spring Suspension". It was a brand name that existed only in the late 1920s. The name was used by C. G. Ames Co.

In this system, the springs are attached directly to the frame. In this system, the wheel is attached to the axle, which is supported by a bearing attached to the frame, not the car body.

The primary advantage of this system is the ease with which the wheelbase can be changed. In most cars, the wheels are located by a link that is attached to the axle and the frame, and the wheels can move relative to the car body. In this system, there is a much smaller length change, as the wheels move up and down relative to the axle.

The disadvantage of this system is that the body is no longer a "pivot point" for the suspension. The body is now part of the suspension system. This makes it very difficult to change the camber of the wheels (i.e., the angle of the wheel relative to the car body). In addition, the wheel can only move in one plane, as the upper control arm and the lower control arm limit the movement of the wheel. The car may need to be aligned more often, as the geometry of the suspension can change more than a suspension system where the wheels move relative to the body.

This system is commonly found on American cars built in the 1940s and 1950s, such as the Nash Ambassador, Hudson, and other brands. It is less commonly found on European cars, although it was used on some Mercedes-Benz models


L’avvento di Zuckerberg ha definitivamente maturato il passaggio dalla televisione tradizionale a quella digitale. Il successo del prodotto Facebook per Smartphone ha determinato la consacrazione di un nuovo media che non si muove più solo tra i PC ma che, a partire da un apparecchio mobile, si espande a livello planetario. In un solo anno la piattaforma del social network di Menlo Park ha infatti scalato le vette dell’ecosistema tecnologico con un balzo da 5,8 milioni di utenti nel 2010 a quasi 60 milioni di abbonati nel 2011.

Se da un lato le prestazioni del prodotto Facebook per Smartphone hanno assicurato un rapido avanzamento delle quotazioni del titolo in borsa, dall’altro l’entrata in azione del colosso californiano è stata uno dei fattori principali per l’incremento dei dati di traffico degli oltre 90 milioni di italiani che utilizzano ogni giorno Internet dal proprio smartphone.

Mentre negli Stati Uniti la situazione non è ancora perfetta ma le promesse sono grandi, in Italia il Facebook per Smartphone ha assicurato a Facebook il consolidamento di una base di utenti in crescita. Con le recenti performance che sta raggiungendo il social network, sempre più persone decidono di interagire dal loro smartphone con i contatti personali e gli amici di Facebook, grazie alle nuove funzionalità dell’applicazione che ha recepito le nuove esigenze degli utenti. Il fenomeno sta infatti dilagando in tutto il mondo, come dimostra il caso della Spagna che in poco tempo ha passato da 4 milioni di utenti a 15 milioni.

Tra le novità dell’applicazione troviamo un nuovo caricamento della home, in cui sono stati aggiunti i nuovi pulsanti “Giochi” e “Scrivi al tuo amico”, inoltre sono stati eliminati i due pulsanti “Foto e Storie” che avevano originariamente l’incarico di condividere le immagini su Facebook e Instagram.

Il suo funzionamento si basa su un semplice scambio di messaggi in cui l’utente, dall’apposita interfaccia di Facebook per Smartphone, può utilizzare una tastiera per comporre il testo e inviarlo ai suoi contatti. L’opzione già si integra con il servizio di messaggistica istantanea di Facebook, WhatsApp, e con Messenger. Per effettuare una ricerca è necessario digitare il nome di un contatto nell’apposita barra delle ricerche.

Inoltre per chi non dispone di una connessione Internet a banda larga, è stata introdotta la possibilità di caricare un’immagine senza l’obbligo di avere una connessione internet. L’immagine viene caratterizzata da una piccola animazione che si sviluppa gradualmente sul display del telefono, permettendo di vedere il progressivo aggiornamento dell’immagine.


Gerry is head of commercial and operational support and has worked for the Trust since 1988.

Having been educated in Scotland, he was an apprentice engineer and a welder, specialising in the design and maintenance of special mechanical and electronic equipment used in nuclear power stations.

He worked on naval nuclear submarines at Rosyth, before working in the oil and gas industry and eventually becoming an electrician at oil rigs in the North Sea.

After working in various positions in the engineering industry, he joined North East Ambulance Service in 1987, initially as an electrical engineer. He then became training co-ordinator, before joining Northumberland, Tyne & Wear Ambulance Service in 1988 as a training officer.

As an operational support manager, Gerry now manages the administration support, communications and logistics for the emergency and non-emergency services in the area.


Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar TD, today launched a joint campaign in support of the Crosscare Pathways Project, a nationwide outreach service for rough sleepers.

Launched this morning in Dublin, the ‘Living On The Streets’ campaign aims to draw attention to the fact that there are approximately 1,000 rough sleepers in Ireland. The aim of the project is to help these rough sleepers access the appropriate support services, whether it be residential or non-residential. The campaign highlights the issue of rough sleeping in Dublin city, which is rising at an alarming rate, with an increase of over 40% in the number of people living on the streets since 2013. The campaign’s focus is on raising awareness of this issue.

The campaign involves advertisements on the city’s LUAS and Dublin Bus, as well as featuring on O’Connell Street, Portobello and Talbot Streets. It also involves the installation of posters across the city, specifically in locations where the homeless are more likely to reside.

Speaking at the campaign launch, Minister Flanagan said: “Rough sleeping has reached record levels and has become a visible problem in our capital city. The launch of this campaign will increase awareness of the services provided by the Crosscare Pathways Project to rough sleepers, so that they are aware of the options available to them. Rough sleepers should be referred to the services that will best suit their needs. As Minister for Justice and Equality, I am particularly concerned to ensure that rough sleepers are not penalised for begging and sleeping on the streets.

“The Government is determined to prevent and reduce homelessness, to support rough sleepers to exit homelessness, and to prevent homelessness for others at risk. Over €70 million has been provided to support homeless services and prevent homelessness, which includes funding to frontline services such as the Crosscare Pathways Project, who work to prevent rough sleeping by providing outreach support to rough sleepers.”

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar said: “The ‘Living On The Streets’ campaign brings home the reality that the street is a harsh and unforgiving place to be, particularly during the winter months. The response from the public will be crucial if we are to address this problem effectively.

“There are over 1,000 rough sleepers in Dublin city and unfortunately this is a significant increase on previous years. That is why it is so important that we engage the public, using this campaign as an opportunity to highlight the services available to rough sleepers, including the Crosscare Pathways Project. It is a complex problem that requires a complex response, involving a number of different organisations, as well as a societal change in attitude.

“With the help of my colleague, Minister Flanagan, we have increased funding for the homeless to €70 million this year, which will provide more than 3,000 more beds in a wide variety of services. We have also agreed to provide an additional €5 million over the next two years.”

Crosscare Pathways Project is a national organisation with local services based in Ballymun, Jobstown, Dublin city centre, Trim, Waterford and Wexford. It provides a range of services to homeless people and others at risk of homelessness, as well as people sleeping rough, particularly those sleeping on the streets of Dublin. The Crosscare Pathways Project also provides services for homeless people in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Dublin North, Dublin South and Dublin West.

The project’s services include outreach services, sleeping bags, socks, warm clothes, food, clothing, showers, laundry and toiletries.

The campaign is the work of the cross-agency Dublin Central Area Partnership (DCAP), which is comprised of An Garda Síochána, Dublin City Council, Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE), Dublin Fire Brigade, Dublin Regional Housing Executive (DRHE), Dublin Street Pastors, Homeless Hotline, Irish Red Cross, Samaritans, Simon Community and Street Reach.

The campaign is supported by a number of major partners including Dublin City Council, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dublin Airport Authority, Transdev and Luas Cross City.



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How do I know? Because my cousin owned the hotel, and I knew her back when she was a young student in Yugoslavia in the 1960s.

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The Babble increased by 15.27% on Thursday 17th of September 2019 Let's take a look at interesting data from yesterday. BABB price increased by 15.27% between min. and max. value. Max. BABB price was $0.010422. Min. Babble value was $0.008959. The average value Babble price for convert (or exchange rate) during the day was $0.010405. Keep it up.

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The Babble increased by 16.08% on Monday 14th of September 2019 And we have data for yesterday. Min. Babble value was $0.009069. Max. BABB price was $0.011378. The average value Babble price for convert (or exchange rate) during the day was $0.010781. BABB price increased by 16.08% between min. and max. value. Certainly it is good news for all.

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Mick Campbell: Some Hilarious (but Informed) Jokes About Health Reform

Health-care reform is under way in the US and health-care reform is under way in Britain. Some people may not have noticed the second fact. Over here, the NHS is now the NHS 2.0, or 3.0, or whatever they are on to. We’re getting used to the idea that it will always be changing, and changing in ways we’re not in total control of.

With my dry British sense of humor, I’ve always enjoyed the NHS. In fact, I like it so much that I even thought of emigrating to a country with an NHS – like, say, the USA. So what a treat to discover in my in-box this morning a compilation of jokes, half of them at the expense of the USA and half at the expense of the UK, about health-care reform.

From London, Chris Salisbury compiled them, and here are a couple of samples. The first is about healthcare reform in the USA:

“Have you heard about the new Congressional Health Care plan?”

“Yeah, the government’s going to give you half of what it takes away.”

And the second, about the NHS:

A man is at the doctor’s office, and the doctor tells him, “I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you.”

The man says, “Well, I can’t take the bad news right now, so give me the good news first.”

The doctor says, “Well, the good news is that you have an 18-inch penis.”

The man looks stunned for a moment, and then asks, “What’s the bad news?”

The doctor says, “Your brain’s in your dick.”

These jokes may be inaccurate, of course. For example, the doctors’ pay packets are pretty great, and some of them can do much better work in the US than in Britain. But one thing I know is for sure: it’s great to see the NHS getting some serious attention in the American media. I bet it makes the doctors happy.



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Heinz Wernicke: Das zerrissene Land.


Ein erstaunlich gutes Buch, das sich auf das politische und wirtschaftliche Geschehen Deutschlands in der Epoche von 1870 bis 1950 bezieht. Es zeigt die Interessen, aus denen sich die in der ersten Hälfte der Epoche gültigen Allianzen zwischen Reichswehr und Arbeiterschaft, den Kirchen, den Nazis und den Kapitalisten in der zweiten Hälfte zu so erstaunlich verschiedenen Gebilden wandelten.


Das Buch kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass der Rüstungsstaat, der heute aus der Weltkriegsgeneration stammt, sich schon in den letzten Jahren des Kaiserreichs vorbereitete und dass er nicht von der Weimarer Republik, sondern von dem inzwischen gescheiterten Gegner der Weimarer Republik konzipiert wurde.


Es schildert die Haltung des Kaisers und seines Adlatus Ebert zu der als Großmacht überlebenswichtigen Schwerindustrie und zu dem Staat, der seit 1871 für die industrielle Entwicklung garantiert hat.


Es stellt dar, wie und warum Hitler nicht auf einen Einmarsch in die Tschechoslowakei gefolgt ist und zeigt die Beweggründe für diese Entscheidung. Diese sind bis heute in der Diskussion über den Charakter des Nationalsozialismus vernachlässigt worden.


Es berichtet über die Zusammenarbeit von militärischer und ziviler Macht im Verwaltungsapparat der Wehrmacht während des zweiten Weltkriegs, von den Vorgängen im Inneren des Staatsapparats, der Gesellschaft und der Armee bis hin zum Prozess gegen die deutschen


Most of the novels I enjoy are focused on romance, in whatever form it may come. I believe that there’s something for everyone to enjoy, as the author does such a great job of portraying the characters in all their strengths and flaws. Sometimes they go a little over the top with the angst, and it isn’t very realistic, but I understand why. There are authors who never experience any type of conflict with their characters, and the books just feel very one dimensional. Some books can have some really crappy endings, but I have learned to stay away from books that end with the couple together and happy but someone was murdered or something along those lines. I don’t care for books that have the couple separated, but they’ll come back together in the end.

What I want in a good romance book is a good, if not a great, ending that makes me feel good, no matter what happens to the characters. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t like books that end in tragedy, and they usually do end in tragedy. There are some that aren’t too tragic, but they just aren’t the endings that I like. This is where the author’s job becomes very difficult. They have to give the reader a reason to feel the way they want them to feel about the characters. If they feel bad, they’ve done their job. If they feel happy, they’ve done their job. As a reader, I’m not looking to be outraged, nor am I looking to be happy. I’m just looking for something that makes me feel.

On the flip side of that, I know a lot of people don’t want to be emotionally manipulated. They just want to read a book and enjoy it. They don’t want to be forced to feel one way or another. They want to feel neutral. Neutral, to me, is a huge accomplishment in a romance novel. To me, a romance novel has to be able to get a person, even if they don’t think it will, to feel something for the characters. In most books, people want to know how they can make a particular character do what they want them to do. In a romance novel, that’s the main character. They want to know how they can make the characters fall in love, because they see themselves in one or both of them. How would they do it? How would they fix it?

That is what a reader does when they read a romance novel. They want to know how to fix the problems that the characters have. This is why the ending is so important. It has to make the reader happy, but not to the point where they roll their eyes or feel like they were taken for a ride. I have a great example. In the movie Now and Then, a woman tells her daughter that she is happy. When her daughter tells her that she is, too, she tells her that it’s because they’re both lying. They don’t want to make each other sad, so they’re lying to each other. This is the exact thing that happens in a lot of romance novels, in my opinion. They’re trying to make the readers feel good, but in the process they’re lying. To me, the ending has to make the reader feel what the author was trying to make them feel, not what they want them to feel.

I’m not saying that the book has to end the way I want it to. What I’m saying is that I want the author to be honest. I want them to give me a believable ending that isn’t just thrown together so that they can end the book. I want the ending to mean something, and I think that’s what most readers want. Most people like to be happy, and a good book will give them that. The ending has to be good enough that the reader doesn’t feel like they wasted their time, but also good enough that they’re not completely disappointed. They have to be happy with the story, even if it wasn’t exactly what they wanted.

What are some of your favorite romance book endings?


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Ask.com gives you a list of possible answers when you type in a question. Then it shows you the number of people who searched for those questions.

Not a new idea, but very handy.

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There’s nothing more adorable than a real life couple who gush over one another on social media and share the same love story. What’s even more adorable is when you know that they found each other through social media.

Take Brandon Flowers and his wife, Tana. The two met on Twitter and now, they’re celebrating their five year anniversary. If you follow either of their social media accounts, you may have noticed some cute posts from them about their relationship. We want to thank them for allowing us to have a look into their love story, because they’re too cute!

As fans of The Killers, we love hearing about their adventures.

They’re pretty cute!

There’s nothing more adorable than a real life couple who gush over one another on social media and share the same love story. What’s even more adorable is when you know that they found each other through social media.

Take Brandon Flowers and his wife, Tana. The two met on Twitter and now, they’re celebrating their five year anniversary. If you follow either of their social media accounts, you may have noticed some cute posts from them about their relationship. We want to thank them for allowing us to have a look into their love story, because they’re too cute!

As fans of The Killers, we love hearing about their adventures.

They’re pretty cute!

I'd just like to say that my wife is everything. — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 5, 2017

Wedding Day. Not on social media. So I don't know what people think. I know my wife is everything. That's all I need. — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 5, 2017

On the last night of a tour, getting some wife-y kisses. And in case anyone was wondering. This is how we roll. pic.twitter.com/zSXlfUgKXd — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 7, 2017

Oh yeah. Still be on tour, still be making music. Not yet a father, but that's coming. Still have some things left to do. https://t.co/CJ1vOs8lYA — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 7, 2017

Yes. It's true. I am getting married. And I'm marrying my best friend. And my favorite person. https://t.co/uOe3DjtMtQ — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 5, 2017

The next night, he admitted that he has not yet become a father, but he is working on it.

Didn't say I was a father yet. Wasn't pregnant before. Wasn't even married. But I love my wife and my future kids. pic.twitter.com/uVEXZHScGz — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 6, 2017

Yep. Only day two and already love you so much more than I did yesterday. No, that's not enough. Still not enough. pic.twitter.com/cItd8b8HxY — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 8, 2017

You are a goddamn genius. No one can make me laugh like you. — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 8, 2017

The next day, Brandon shared the first picture of the newlyweds.

Tana and I on our wedding day. pic.twitter.com/6R5xT0P5zT — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 7, 2017

I can't wait to see you two together at our wedding. — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 7, 2017

I love my wife and I'm going to spend the rest of my life loving her. https://t.co/2h7LXqHxjC — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 7, 2017

Brandon gave a shout out to his brother and the rest of the band for not spoiling their special day.

This is how much I love my wife. I would've wanted to come here tonight. But I didn't. https://t.co/ox7XY3sPGO — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 8, 2017

Just a normal day. A normal day with my wife. She is my favorite person in the world. We have no plans. pic.twitter.com/vNNkIOCcUQ — Brandon Flowers (@flowerboy) August 8, 2017

Curious to see the rest of their love story?

Happy 5 years to the love of my life, my best friend and my favorite person. I still feel like I'm the luckiest


The mainline of PC’s arrived on Friday in great shape. In addition to the newer No. 3 (blue) there was an earlier No. 4 (green), a No. 5, and two later No. 5’s. To fill the gaps between these 5’s I bought two…well, three…plows from another fellow who also had lots of couplers and castings. It’s good to have some of each for testing fit of things, but for permanent operation I’ll probably want to get a handful of No. 5’s.

Now it’s back to finishing the minis and collecting the accessories. The insides of these last few cars could use some work, like fitting the walls for the corner curves. I’ll do that at the same time as adding the doors, and a couple of weeks should have them done. Once the house is done I’ll probably just keep building trains and cars for a while, rather than finishing the accessory set.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


To a certain extent, the goal of the Trump administration's trade policy, as explained in a speech given by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on March 1, is the creation of a "reciprocal" or "two-way" trading system in which all nations treat each other equally. While not naming China, the intended target of that policy was clear. The Chinese government, on the other hand, was not impressed.

Writing in the English-language edition of China Daily on Monday, Ma Kai, vice-premier of the State Council, or China's cabinet, and chair of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), countered the Trump administration's position by arguing that China has been the most open to foreign investment in the world for the past three decades.

In Ma's view, China is playing by the rules of free trade. The problem is that the rules that America wants are not the same rules that America has been playing by. The United States wants to be able to sell its goods and services into China, but it wants to block Chinese goods and services from being sold in America.

Specifically, Ma pointed to the issue of the U.S. $347 billion trade deficit with China, which is the focus of a U.S. investigation to determine whether China's government has unfairly subsidized certain industries.

But China is not subsidizing its industries, according to Ma. The U.S. trade deficit is simply a function of America's industrial overcapacity and under-consumption, as well as Chinese market and regulatory restrictions on certain industries.

In Ma's view, there is an easy solution to the trade deficit, and that is to allow China to import more agricultural products, textiles, and auto parts from the United States.

This is not the first time Ma has been forced to explain the Chinese position in the ongoing trade war. Last week, he held an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose, the television host. In the interview, Ma also said that he would not criticize the Trump administration for the position it is taking. Instead, he is simply trying to point out to the Trump administration that it is China that has been working toward a free trade regime, and that the American government has not been as open as the Chinese government has been in allowing Chinese companies to invest in American businesses.

What Ma is really doing is not simply trying to engage in a debate about the nature of free trade, but to make sure that Americans understand how the Chinese government is fighting to protect its own economy from the American tariffs, while at the same time, maintaining a narrative of the mutual benefits of free trade.

Ma's interview with Charlie Rose can be viewed here:



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Selected Test Results

What works

Installer; not required to finish installation of wine for use in the installer. Installs just fine on linux-gnu, after adding 32-bit windows support in winecfg. For some reason the driver doesn't get installed in Windows.

What does not

Installation of the driver in windows


What was not tested

Full installation of windows; only tested enough to install drivers

Hardware tested




Additional Comments

This is not a great test since the windows installation is a mess, but it seems to install the driver properly on wine.


What can I say about Sweet Lou's Bakeshop and Cafe in L.A.'s Chinatown other than, well, it is a little gem. If I had to choose one thing to eat every day for the rest of my life it would be a quiche from Sweet Lou's. Seriously. When I went to the Farmers' Market on Monday I bought one. I bought a quiche at the bakery next door too but I'm not too sure how good that one is. But I am very sure that the quiche from Sweet Lou's is absolutely delicious. And it's made from scratch.

Lou is such a sweetie. I know he'd be a fun guy to have coffee with. He owns a gorgeous old school bakery in Chinatown and the smells of fresh baked bread and sweet treats are incredible. So if you are ever in L.A., and you happen to be in the Chinatown area, go on over and get a treat from Lou. You'll be glad you did. And he even has a menu for the cafe part of his establishment and everything on it looks pretty good too. I need to get over there soon and try it out.

His website is a little hard to find, I'm not sure if that's just me or if it's hard for everyone. But I did find it.

I'm a big fan of Lou's pies. They look good enough to eat!


The popular Excel shortcut keys are Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste, Ctrl + B to bold, Ctrl + I to italicize and Ctrl + U to underline. Ctrl + M activates the Enter key. Pressing the F1 key opens the help file for the active program. The Windows key launches the Start menu and the arrow keys highlight and select items on the screen. For many other common key combinations, check out www.usingtech.com/excel.

When you're using Excel's screen controls, it helps to know the shortcut key combinations. In addition to copying, pasting and formatting, the Ctrl key also serves as a modifier key that lets you move the cursor to another area of the screen or to navigate through lists.


The G20, the “Shangri-La” and the Global Trade War

The G20 is currently gathering in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. China has been actively preparing for the summit and has invested in the improvement of its infrastructure and public services. However, the relationship between China and the US has deteriorated in the past few weeks. The US has asked the WTO to look into what it describes as unfair treatment of US companies in China. Furthermore, the EU, the US and Japan have called for retaliatory measures against China, after the announcement of a new Chinese law to allow China to bypass international patents. On the other hand, there are indications that the Chinese government will relax foreign ownership restrictions in its auto industry, and also encourage the outflow of capital from the country. The theme of the summit is "Better Growth, Better World", and the three themes will be "growth", "inclusive growth", and "sustainable growth".

According to a recent report by the World Bank, China has a great economic potential, yet faces severe challenges. These challenges include maintaining the economic growth, the management of urbanisation, the fight against corruption, the increasing inequality and the aging population. On the other hand, the report also concludes that China has the opportunity to become a major contributor to global growth, thanks to the fact that China is an important producer of capital, the country is growing in the manufacturing sector, and is also important in terms of consumption, which is expected to grow by more than 6% this year. The report also highlights the fact that China has been the biggest contributor to the global GDP growth in the last 15 years, with a contribution of 30%.

On the other hand, China is also a top trading partner of the US, with trade between the two countries amounting to more than $600 billion. Therefore, the potential of a trade war between the US and China would be dramatic. As the leaders of the two countries are gathering in the same city, the G20 summit will be an opportunity to address many of the issues between the two countries. As an example, the summit will discuss the sustainability of trade, both for exports and imports.

It seems that the US and China may be heading towards a trade war. If such a trade war will occur, it will have devastating consequences on both the US and Chinese economies, as well as on the global economy. Furthermore, the WTO may face a severe problem, as it would probably have to be the court of the two parties involved in the trade war. Thus, the G20 summit will be an important meeting and will represent a key opportunity for the leaders of the two countries to reach an agreement.


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Juan De La Torre, a 10-year-old artist, designed a colorful new look for the school. He won the contract over five other artists because his design most closely resembled the school's own renderings, reported Milenio.


Takes place three months after the events of Season 4, 'Brother's Keeper'.

Max and Liz's lives were put on hold after George's tragic death, but now that the madness of the wedding season has passed, they're finally ready to start their life together. They've settled into their apartment, they're adjusting to working as a team, and even Chompy's finally feeling more like family than just another new roommate. They're finally back to their normal routine.

Except now, it's not.

Now it's crazy.

Max and Liz are supposed to be getting ready to take their first vacation in a very long time, but it turns out Liz isn't feeling up to it. She has a persistent cough, she's not sleeping well, and she's even started getting headaches. Max tries to be supportive as she talks about calling their doctor, but the more she says it, the more certain he becomes that something is seriously wrong.

And then Liz stops talking. She won't talk to the doctor on the phone, she won't talk to Max, and she won't talk to the doctor when he comes to their apartment. She just smiles politely and lies to the doctor's face about how she's been feeling, and then makes Max drive her home as soon as the appointment is over.

Max finally gets her to talk to him once they get home, but she can't tell him what's wrong. She just says that she's been feeling off, and doesn't know why. She refuses to go to the hospital, and eventually falls asleep on the couch, leaving Max alone to think about the phone call he has to make the next day.

He tells Hank, and his mind immediately goes to the worst case scenario. It doesn't help that when he went to visit Liz earlier, he saw a few of the guys from work lurking around outside their apartment. He had a feeling they weren't just paying him a social call.

He ends up calling Hank at two in the morning, rambling and stuttering and eventually saying it all in one long string of words. When he's done, Hank doesn't even need to tell him he was right.

The next day, Max wakes up to find Liz looking better than she has in weeks. There's a huge smile on her face, and she looks so happy. He's thrilled to see her finally feeling better, but he can't help but wonder if she's just hiding the fact that she's sicker than ever.

He can't bring himself to ask.

She starts working on her first assignment with a new partner a few days later. This new partner's name is Adam, and he seems like a pretty nice guy. Max watches Liz interact with him and can't help but wonder if he's doing the right thing by keeping her away from the wedding business. He knows how much she loves the job, and this is the first time he's seen her truly smile in a while.

Of course, he doesn't get the chance to mention that to her. The moment he opens his mouth, she cuts him off and says she has a date with Adam.

Liz goes on a date with Adam, and comes home late again. Max's heart sinks when she opens the door and he sees the smile on her face. It's not her usual smile, the one she saves for Max. It's the smile she reserves for Chompy and her art, and it's a smile he hasn't seen in a long time.

Max knows what he's supposed to do, and he knows what's best for Liz. He knows that keeping her away from the wedding business is the best thing he can do for her. But he can't bring himself to do it.

He still isn't sure how she's going to take it when he tells her.

"Oh my god," she says, and Max's breath catches in his throat.

He doesn't get a chance to tell her that he's sorry.

She rushes off the bed and takes the two steps necessary to cross the room. She throws her arms around him, and Max's whole body tenses at the unexpected contact. He can feel her shaking in his arms, and the sound of her sobs echo through his apartment.

She tells him she loves him, and he tells her that he loves her too. She pulls away, and he can see the tears streaming down her face. She says that she has to go, and he knows he has to tell her what he did.

He knows she'll be angry with him, and he's not sure how she's going to react.

She kisses him on the cheek, and then disappears out the door.

He doesn't go after her.

Max calls Liz the next day, and tells her to come over to his apartment. She's silent the entire drive, and he's not sure what she's going to do when she walks in.

"I'm sorry," he says, and she freezes in the middle of the living room.

"I have something to tell you," he says, "and I'm going to need you to promise me that you'll stay calm."

She gives him a slow nod, and he knows she's not going to like what he's about to say.

"I called Hank, and I told him that you were sick. That's why you haven't been going to work. I told him that you needed to take some time off, because you had a really serious case of strep throat."

She opens her mouth to say something, but he interrupts her and keeps going.

"He didn't want to believe me at first, but I convinced him. I told him that it wasn't a big deal, but he needs to know if you start showing signs of weakness. He's going to call in a few days to check up on you. I told him you wouldn't answer your phone, and that's why he's calling here instead."

He sees the expression on her face, and he knows it's time to tell her the truth.

"You're really sick, aren't you?" she asks.

He nods.

"How sick?" she asks, and he knows this is the moment he's been dreading.

"Very sick," he says, "It's Hodgkin's lymphoma. And it's probably already in your lungs."

"When did you find out?" she asks, and Max can't stand to look at her. He turns away, and he's silent for a few moments.

"I knew as soon as we got home," he says, and she goes completely still.

"Max," she says, and he turns around.

"I was afraid," he says.

"You didn't have any right," she says, and he can see the tears in her eyes.

"It was a bad idea," he says, "I know it was a bad idea."

"What about me?" she asks, and he knows what she's asking.

"You have to promise me that you'll stay out of the wedding business for a while," he says, "I can't risk you getting hurt."

She shakes her head.

"You can't stop me from doing this," she says.

"Liz," he says, and his voice cracks.

"I'm not giving up on my dream, Max," she says.

"It's not a dream," he says, "It's your life. It's your job, and I can't risk you getting hurt."

She shakes her head again.

"You can't tell me what to do," she says.

"I can and I will," he says.

"We're not a team," she says, "We're not the Millers."

"You're not the Miller," he says.

"No," she says, "I'm the Keller."

He's never seen her like this before, and he realizes she's not going to let him stop her.

"I'm doing this," she says.

"No, you're not," he says, and he can see the fire in her eyes.

"Don't tell me no," she says, "Don't tell me I can't do this."

"I'm not telling you that," he says, "You're going to do this, no matter what I say."

She shakes her head.

"I can't stop you," he says, "I know I can't. I'm not going to force you to do anything, but I am going to ask you to think about what you're doing."

She just stares at him.

"You're not going to stop, are you?" he asks.

She shakes her head, and then walks out the door.

Liz calls Max from work a few days later.

"Why did you do it?" she asks.

"I thought I was doing the right thing," he says.

"I don't want to be a burden to you," she says.

"I thought you were sick," he says, "I was just trying to help."

"I know," she says, "And I appreciate it. It's just…I'm not really sick. At least, not anymore."


In this section we describe and analyze the effects of different problems on the model performance. In particular we consider the following problems: the serial position effect, the order effect, the semantic (in)sensitivity, and the distance effect.

Figure 6.16 shows an example of text results of three sequences of three sentences. The whole process of filling and querying a WBS model is shown in Figure 6.17.

We can observe that in all three sequences the first sentence (“A citizen of A is driving a car”) is more frequently retrieved than the second sentence (“A citizen of B is driving a car”). The number of retentions for the first sentence is also higher than the number of retrievals for the second sentence, which can be attributed to the lexical and syntactic differences between these two sentences.

Another common problem in short sentences is the inter-sentence association: if a WBS model is designed to store sentences and not words, then the grammatical order of the sentences is kept in the model. Thus, the sentences that have the same word but a different order in the two sentences will be retrieved as if they had the same word. Figure 6.18 shows an example of sentences with the same words but a different order. As expected, the same sentences will have a higher number of retentions than the same words in the same order.

The serial position effect can be observed when words that occur in a specific position in the sentences are more retrieved than the same words that occur in different positions. This effect can be attributed to the influence of the semantic context on the recognition of the words that are at the same position in different sentences, and the words that are not in the same position have a different semantic context that makes them not to be recognized as if they were in the same position. Figure 6.19 shows an example of sentences with the same words in the same order but with a different position in each sentence. In this example, the word “of” in the position 5 of the first sentence is more retrieved than the same word in the position 7 of the second sentence, and the word “of” in the position 3 of the second sentence is more retrieved than the same word in the position 6 of the third sentence. This effect is more noticeable when the word “of” is repeated.

In this section, we present the results of a search on the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) [44] with the retrieved words and their respective sentences in a sentence. For each sentence, the average of the values of the retrieval frequencies for all the words in the sentence is computed. We show in Figure 6.20 the relative frequencies of the average values for each word-type for all the sentences of the corpus.


In two years, after graduating with a master's in fine arts, he would do what he was paid to do: act in a studio's movies.

But then in the late 1960's, "you couldn't see any kind of independent films," he said. "We had two major studios, MGM and RKO. The independents didn't get a chance."

So he decided to make one of his own. After asking students at the graduate film program of the New York University Film School for help, he gathered friends and shot his first film, "Mr. Mom," about a laid-off advertising executive who becomes a housewife, in 1970.

The low-budget, independent film, directed by a woman and starring a cast of talented newcomers, was ahead of its time. Many viewers laughed, he said, at the notion of a housewife as a career woman. Others did not understand the film's subtle humor.


"The primary thing people didn't understand was it wasn't supposed to be funny," he said. "It was dramatic."

The film cost $25,000, and he sold it to Warner Brothers for $50,000. "We got drunk for two weeks," he said. "It was our first film. We were elated."

He went on to make six more films as a director and actor. But the money he made was eaten up by the next movie, as well as his divorce, children and a country house in New Hampshire, he said.

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Then he met Nancy Chase, a writer and former actress who would become his second wife. She had grown up in a suburb of New York City and attended St. Agnes School in the city's West Village and a private high school.

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Ms. Chase knew nothing about film, he said. But she was interested in Mr. Moore's films, especially "Slackness," which came out in 1981. She asked if he would like to work on a screenplay she was writing. He agreed.

"I thought this was a possibility to get out of the mess I was in," he said. "It was a partnership. I had a chance to work on a screenplay with her. And she had a chance to write something. And then we got married."

They met in 1983. A year later they married and went on to make several more films.

Mr. Moore said that he and Ms. Chase had a very "civilized" divorce after 23 years. "We've been married long enough that we have two children who are married, who are professionals," he said. "They're both people who are not into the entertainment business. So they're good children."

Mr. Moore also has two other children. He did not see his first wife, Kay, and their children after they divorced in 1973.

"I didn't find it productive to go back into my son's life," he said. "I didn't want to be a hero and make up. I didn't want to see him have a second set of delusions about me. I've always believed that children should be given credit for being capable of determining who their parents are. I didn't want to be a subject of people's emotions."

He recently remarried, and now lives with his wife, Eileen Minnelli, in a three-story, six-bedroom house that sits behind a wrought-iron gate on a leafy residential street in Mill Valley, Calif.

A self-described "indiscriminate reader," Mr. Moore spends much of his time writing short stories and screenplays. And he has plans for at least two more films. One is about a woman who was institutionalized in the 1960's, after becoming pregnant. The other is about the son of an interracial couple who is raised by his mother's relatives and becomes a neo-Nazi.

"I have a lot of things to say, and I don't have a problem saying them," he said. "I haven't changed my approach to making films at all."


Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez practiced for the first time this week and appears on track to start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Sanchez's right shoulder strain limited him in practice Wednesday, but he took most of the first-team repetitions. He was 15 of 19 passing with no interceptions and no sacks against a second-team defense. He said after practice that he would play against the Titans if the game were today.

"It's great, it's great," Sanchez said of his arm strength. "The most important thing with an injury is to get the strength back. We're seeing good results of that. ... That's the main thing."

The Jets quarterback was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, and rookie Greg McElroy came off the bench and played well in relief. McElroy completed 13 of 19 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown and was sacked twice.

Sanchez said it's not hard to prepare to play in his first game since the injury.

"This is the first week I'm really getting to throw a lot," he said. "I've got to get back into a rhythm. That's what it's about. ... I'm excited. I'm ready to go."

The Jets have to make a decision on their starting quarterback by Tuesday, when players return from their four-day Thanksgiving break. Coach Rex Ryan said it's not a tough call at this point.

"We'll see," Ryan said. "We've got another day of practice. That's what we've got to look at and see how the situation unfolds.

"If you just look at where he is at this point, he looks good. You look at what Greg did, too. You look at what we did against a good team with a lot of different players."

Ryan said the decision to start Sanchez or McElroy has "absolutely nothing to do with any kind of controversy or anything like that. We've got a good quarterback. We know we have two good quarterbacks. You guys want to make this some big controversy, but that's not the case."

McElroy said he is excited for Sanchez and happy for himself, as well.

"When you have two quarterbacks, you're going to get one of them going," he said. "I'm excited to see Mark back. It's a good thing."



Livingston County

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Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet

Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet (22 November 1823 – 1 September 1905) was a British diplomat who worked as chief inspector of Chinese Maritime Customs.

Hart was born in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland. His father was a physician, and his mother was the daughter of another doctor. He was educated at Fermoy Grammar School.

Hart's father died when he was twelve, leaving the family in financial difficulties. Hart was forced to earn a living and so took a job as a clerk in the Civil Service of the East India Company at a salary of £100 per year. He became fluent in Urdu and Hindi. After six years, he left the service of the East India Company and moved to China.

He joined the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs in 1851. He worked at Amoy in Xiamen and at Shanghai. He worked at Fuzhou and Hong Kong. He spent some time in Macau before moving to Canton in 1859. In 1863, he was promoted to Inspector General. Hart was promoted again in 1871 to Chief Inspector, and became Inspector General in 1882. In that position, he was responsible for administering and enforcing the Chinese Maritime Customs' rules and regulations and for conducting negotiations with other governments. He negotiated many new treaties with foreign powers. He retired from that position in 1897. He died in London in 1905.

The famous novel "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton has a British consul who is modeled after Hart.

Hart was created a Baronet, of Claremont in the County of Cork, on 10 August 1899. He received several honours and decorations from foreign governments, including the Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath from the British government, the Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold and the Legion of Honour from the Belgian government, and the First Class Order of the Double Dragon from the Chinese government.

On his death, he was succeeded as baronet by his eldest son Sir Ronald Hugh Stewart Hart, 2nd Baronet.


Chris Van Gorder

Chris Van Gorder (born March 16, 1955) is the former head coach for the women's basketball team at the University of Cincinnati. Van Gorder coached at Ohio University from 1985 to 1996, where he posted a 204-163 record.

Van Gorder was the head coach at the University of Akron for ten seasons. During his tenure, he compiled a record of 157-108. Van Gorder was the first head coach of the Akron Zips women's basketball team.

In 2005, he was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after his Zips finished 22-9 and went to the NCAA Tournament.

In the 2006-2007 season, the Zips started the season ranked 12th nationally but dropped out of the rankings following a 65-67 home loss to Western Carolina. Despite the loss to Western Carolina, Van Gorder's Zips won the Mid-American Conference regular season title and the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Van Gorder's Zips then lost to Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

In the 2007-2008 season, Van Gorder's Zips were not ranked to start the season. But after two early victories against ranked opponents, Van Gorder's Zips were ranked 25th in the nation. Van Gorder's Zips remained in the top 25 for a majority of the season and won the Mid-American Conference regular season championship for a second consecutive year. After a first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament, Van Gorder was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

Van Gorder was let go at the end of the 2012 season and hired by the University of Cincinnati on April 5, 2013. He resigned on May 4, 2015.

Van Gorder is married to the former Deborah Beisecker, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. The couple has a daughter, Jennifer, and two sons, Cody and Collin.


Streptomyces durhamensis

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Ammi majus

Ammi majus, common names greater ammi, gousle, onion grass, greater ammi, cumin-vine, is a plant belonging to the family Apiaceae. It is endemic to Central America, South America, Mexico, West Indies, and Florida in the United States. It is cultivated as a vegetable and spice in other parts of the world.

"Ammi majus" is an annual or biennial plant that reaches heights of and has weak stems. The leaves are thin, simple, and alternate. The flowers are white or pale yellow and borne in clusters of 2 to 4. The fruits are cylindrical capsules with five angles.

"Ammi majus" is used as a vegetable in the Caribbean, where it is known as "gousle", and in Southeast Asia. It has been found to contain goitrogenic compounds which may be problematic for people with thyroid disease. The whole plant can be consumed, but is most often eaten only the tender leaves.


2010 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2010 Spanish Grand Prix (formally the XLV Gran Premio de España Telefónica) was a Formula One motor race held on 28 May 2010 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. It was the seventh round of the 2010 Formula One season. The 60-lap race was won by Red Bull driver Mark Webber, after he started from second position. Lewis Hamilton finished second for the McLaren team and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso came in third.

Pirelli's prime tyre compound was the hard "primes", whilst the option tyre was the soft "option" compound.

Mark Webber took pole position for Red Bull, his first since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, while Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Q2 and qualified second. The two Ferraris filled the next row with Felipe Massa ahead of Kimi Räikkönen. The two McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were fifth and sixth, with Nico Rosberg in seventh place, having struggled all weekend with the handling of his Mercedes. Adrian Sutil in the Force India was eighth, followed by Sebastian Vettel in the second Red Bull and Nico Hülkenberg in the Williams. Paul di Resta, Sébastien Buemi and Michael Schumacher rounded out the top ten. At the start, Mark Webber led away from Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa while the two McLarens of Hamilton and Jenson Button slipped backwards, with Hamilton eventually being forced to pit with an electrical problem, and Button dropping to eleventh. Mark Webber's race soon went wrong as he came into the pit lane to switch to his wet weather tyres on lap 11, but was told to remain in his pit box as he had not switched off his engine, having forgotten to do so. This meant he was stationary for 23 seconds and dropped to fourth, before recovering to third by the time he rejoined the circuit. He also had to serve a drive-through penalty for passing Alonso on the grass, although he eventually finished fourth.

Alonso and Massa pitted on laps 18 and 22 respectively, rejoining in second and third places behind the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton, who had made an early pit stop for dry tyres and was running a different strategy to the two Ferraris. With the track still wet, Hamilton, Massa and Alonso all switched to the intermediate tyres on lap 25, but at this point, the gap between the top three was only 1.3 seconds. The McLarens of Hamilton and Button were then unable to pass the Ferraris on the drying track and they began to slip backwards, eventually losing their fourth and fifth places to the two Force Indias of Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. The latter had passed Sutil on the main straight on lap 30 after the Force India driver had made a pit stop and had a clear track in front of him, and held on to fifth place despite being passed by Sutil a few laps later. The two Toro Rossos of Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi were the first of the lead lap cars to pit on lap 28, with Alguersuari dropping behind Rosberg in the standings after pitting earlier than the Mercedes driver. The other Toro Rosso of Sebastien Buemi managed to stay out longer and maintained his eighth place, before making a pit stop at the end of lap 34.

Further back, Jenson Button was the first of the two McLarens to pit for new tyres on lap 33, with a nine-second stop due to an electronics problem with the wheel gun which meant the front left tyre was not fitted correctly. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton followed suit a lap later and rejoined the race in twelfth place. Button rejoined the race behind Sébastien Buemi and passed him on lap 36, but was behind Adrian Sutil when he stopped for fresh tyres on lap 38, although Button was able to pass Sutil a few laps later, with Buemi also getting ahead of the Force India. At the end of the 43rd lap, Lewis Hamilton had managed to pass Paul di Resta and move up to eighth place, with Sutil falling to ninth, having been passed by both Buemi and Button. Hamilton's battle with Buemi came to an end on lap 44 as the two McLarens pitted together, with Hamilton getting ahead


Carthage House is a historic home in Deland, Florida, United States. It is located at 709 South Catherine Street. On July 26, 1990, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.



Săvădisla () is a commune in Bihor County, northwestern Romania with a population of 2,099 people. It is composed of four villages: Alunișu ("Szalonyos"), Ciutura ("Sztutura"), Săvădisla and Socet ("Szoket").


Agelasta cognata

Agelasta cognata is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Stephan von Breuning in 1935. It is known from the Philippines.


The Don's Analyst

The Don's Analyst (, , ) is a 1968 Italian-French comedy film directed by Sergio Corbucci.

Don Salvatore's sister wants to marry Don Vincenzo's son, which makes the two crime families form a union. But Don Salvatore's son is in love with the Don's brother-in-law's daughter, which makes the two families' alliance a difficult one.


1741 in Norway

Events in the year 1741 in Norway.


1997 in Spain

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Blitz (name)

Blitz is a surname of German origin and may refer to:



Kurnatowice is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lipsko, within Lipsko County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It lies approximately south-west of Lipsko and south of Warsaw.


Jane's All the World's Aircraft

Jane's All the World's Aircraft is an annual publication on the subject of civil and military aircraft.

It was originally produced by Charles and John Whitley in 1909. Since 1962, it has been published by Jane's Information Group. It is published in English and French editions.

At the time of writing (June 2018), the 2018 edition is in its 75th year of publication.


Back and forth

Back and forth may refer to:


Eucosma plurivittella

Eucosma plurivittella is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Russia (Amur, Ussuri, Sakhalin, Primorye, Khabarovsk, the Kuriles), China (Heilongjiang, Beijing, Jilin, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Hunan, Yunnan), Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Europe, where it has been recorded from Spain, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Finland, Ukraine and Romania. The habitat consists of moist meadows.

The wingspan is 12–17 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August.

The larvae feed on "Rumex japonicus" and "Polygonum" species.


Cluster switching

Cluster switching is a migration strategy for cloud computing, in which the users or services in a running system are transparently moved to a new cluster without disrupting their services or performance. It was first introduced in a paper presented at the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER 2004) by the same name, and published in Cluster Computing in 2006.

The purpose of cluster switching is to maintain system services even when a node or the entire cluster fails. Cluster switching is often used in parallel or distributed systems where the nodes are not permanently connected to each other. In this case, it is possible to have one node fail without impacting the others. The challenge with cluster switching is that it requires the system to transparently move the workloads to other nodes without affecting their performance.



Lozada is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:


2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League

The 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League was the 12th edition of the European women's championship for football clubs. The final was played between Frankfurt of Germany and Lyon of France, which Frankfurt won on a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw. The win was the first time a German team had won the competition.

German teams won both the main round groups, and Frankfurt also won the play-off round group, while German and French teams dominated the knockout phase. Frankfurt defeated Arsenal 3–1 in the final, while Paris Saint-Germain defeated Barcelona 3–2 in the match for third place.

Starting from this season, the following changes were introduced:

The allocation of teams into qualifying and qualification is as follows:

UEFA has scheduled the competition as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).

The draw for the qualifying round was held on 22 June 2015. The first legs were played on 27 and 28 August, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 September 2015.

The first legs were played on 17 and 18 September, and the second legs were played on 24 and 25 September 2015.

The first legs were played on 1 and 2 October, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 October 2015.

The first leg matches were played on 6 and 7 November, and the second legs were played on 20 November 2015.

The first leg matches were played on 1 and 2 December, and the second legs were played on 13 December 2015.

The first leg matches were played on 17 and 18 January 2016, and the second legs were played on 24 and 25 January 2016.

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 27 January 2016. The first legs were played on 7 and 8 March, and the second legs were played on 14 and 15 March 2016.

The first leg matches were played on 7 and 8 April, and the second legs were played on 14 and 15 April 2016.

The first leg matches were played on 12 May, and the second legs were played on 19 May 2016.

The first leg matches were played on 25 and 26 September, and the second legs were played on 2 and 3 October 2016.

The final was played on 15 May 2016 at the Stadion im Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany.


Kawanishi N1K

The Kawanishi N1K "Kyōfū" (強風, "Strong Wind") was a long-range single-seat carrier fighter aircraft, serving the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service during World War II. It was a single-engined, single-seat monoplane fighter designed to replace the A6M Zero, which was designed for shorter ranges.

The N1K was developed to replace the Nakajima A6M Zero in the long-range fighter role, and was the first fighter in the world to use the Type 3 "Hakuryū" 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, which was also used in the Kawanishi N1K1-J "Shiden" fighter. The Japanese Navy also gave it the name "Kyofu" (meaning "Strong Wind") as the manufacturer's symbol, the first time a name was given to a Japanese military aircraft.

In the end, only a handful of N1K1 fighters (armed with two 20 mm cannon and two 12.7 mm machine guns) were deployed operationally before the end of the war, and none ever engaged enemy aircraft in combat. After World War II, the Allied Occupation forces in Japan took possession of six N1K1 fighters and four N1K2 fighters. These aircraft were studied and flight tested by the Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) at Tachikawa. Test flights and subsequent analysis revealed that the N1K2 was the faster of the two types, but its lighter armament was deemed inadequate for combat, and the aircraft was regarded as lacking in manoeuvrability.

Following the war, some of the N1K2 aircraft were provided to the USSR, and some were used by the "Taiwanese Air Force" (ROCAF), until all remaining aircraft were destroyed by a typhoon in 1950.

The only two remaining airworthy N1K2-J Shiden, on display in Japan, are preserved at the following museums:

The only remaining N1K1-J is on display at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California. The airframe was recovered from the ocean in 1994 by Paul Allen and Don Arndt, restored to static display configuration and placed on display at the museum in 2003. The N1K1-J was removed from display in late 2013 for a full restoration, including flight testing, and returned to display on March 10, 2017.

The Soviet Union took possession of several of the N1K2-Ja variants and used them as the prototypes for the development of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.

Two Shiden's survive in Taiwan. They are located in the Republic of China Air Force Museum in Taipei.


Massagris mohammedi

Massagris mohammedi is a jumping spider species in the genus "Massagris" that lives in Guinea.


Lajos Gazdag


BLACK SABBATH star Tony Iommi says that he has "no plans" to reunite with Ozzy Osbourne for another album or tour following the release of the group's new album, "13", in June (13).

The metal legends are about to launch their final world tour after performing in Latin America this month, but while fans can expect to see Osbourne and Geezer Butler at the shows, Iommi reveals that the band will not attempt to bring bassist Bill Ward back into the fold.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "There's no plans for another album or tour with (Ward). And the bottom line is that I wish him well, but I just can't go back. It's been too long. I just can't do it again."

He continues, "I'm not going to say that I'll never work with (Ward) again, but I'm not going to try to work with him again for the sake of the fans. It wouldn't be right. It wouldn't be fair."

Iommi also admits that he is baffled by the criticism Osbourne received for his behaviour during the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in April (13).

He says, "I know he's had problems over the years with drink and that, but I don't really know. All I know is what he did at the Hall Of Fame, which was absolutely incredible, because it was one of those rare moments when you see somebody and you know they're completely sober. It was really good."

He adds, "I really couldn't understand the criticism. But then again, I'm pretty thick-skinned about stuff like that. I can take it."


"When you have a lot of money and power, sometimes you think you can buy yourself out of anything." ―Ben Urich [src]

John Bushmaster was a powerful crime boss and drug dealer, having inherited control of Harlem's Paradise after his brother, Quincy, was shot and killed by Luke Cage. Bushmaster was also the head of the ruthless Bushmaster drug cartel.

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Early Life

Not much is known about John Bushmaster's early life, except that he was once involved in organized crime. He became a drug lord and took over his brother's position as head of Harlem's Paradise. He later became involved in the criminal organization known as the Hand.[1]

Luke Cage's Power

"Tell me where they took Misty Knight."

"What are you going to do with me?"

"Well, I'm not going to let you walk away."

"Who's going to stop me?"

"Luke Cage." ―Luke Cage and Bushmaster [src]

When Bushmaster witnessed Luke Cage throw a man out of Harlem's Paradise for harassing some young women, he asked his brother, Quincy, to help him get rid of the unruly patron. The next day, Bushmaster called the man who was threatening to sue Harlem's Paradise and threatened to kill him. When Cage returned, Bushmaster tried to persuade Cage to leave by telling him he did not belong there. Bushmaster revealed to Cage that his name was John Bushmaster and that he was the owner of Harlem's Paradise. When Cage insisted that he would be staying, Bushmaster noted that he did not know who he was messing with before Cage told him he was messing with Luke Cage.

Cage remained in Harlem's Paradise and caused problems for Bushmaster, much to his annoyance. Bushmaster and his men began selling the Bushmaster drug throughout Harlem. Cage overheard Bushmaster's name when it was said by his brother Quincy during a phone call. When Cage visited Bushmaster at Harlem's Paradise and accused him of being behind the Bushmaster drug, he denied it and told Cage to leave. Bushmaster's men, however, confronted Cage and attacked him. Cage easily overpowered all of them and escaped from Harlem's Paradise.[1]

Chasing Misty Knight

"I'm getting sick of your bullshit."

"Is that what you tell all the girls?" ―Bushmaster and Misty Knight [src]

When Cage attacked one of Bushmaster's drug warehouses and threatened to kill Bushmaster if he did not tell him where he was keeping Misty Knight, Bushmaster told him that he did not know what he was talking about and Cage attacked him. Bushmaster ordered his men to shoot Cage while he escaped. The bullets did nothing to Cage as they could not penetrate his skin.

Bushmaster visited Pop's Barber Shop and threatened to burn down Pop's Barber Shop and kill everyone inside if he did not get a haircut, including the young girl named Tilda Johnson, who could do a mean cornrows, before he left. Tilda snuck out of the shop and stole Bushmaster's car while he was inside getting a shave. Bushmaster ran outside and found Tilda attempting to get away. He then chased after Tilda in the stolen car.

Tilda was able to evade Bushmaster's pursuit until he was able to push her car off the road and caused her car to roll over and crash. Bushmaster dragged Tilda from her car and found out who she was. Tilda, however, was rescued by a bystander who had witnessed the entire incident and called the police. Bushmaster was arrested for kidnapping, but he was released from police custody later.[2]

Business Proposition

"Now, we are making money, yes, but not as much as we should. It's a competitive market, man. You're good. And that girl, well, she's something else. I'm offering you a piece of this action. 25% for the both of you."

"That's not how this works."

"You know what? It is how this works. It's time for you to grow up." ―Bushmaster and Shades [src]

Back at Harlem's Paradise, Bushmaster offered Shades a percentage of his drug business, but Shades refused. Bushmaster made an offer to Diamondback to sell him some of his product in exchange for a fee. Bushmaster met with Shades, who berated him for not being a better businessman and selling to Diamondback. Shades told Bushmaster that he was selling drugs on his own, but Bushmaster told him that he had a plan to sell his drugs in Bushmaster branded bullets. Bushmaster then attempted to seduce Shades' wife, Tilda Johnson, but she refused his advances.

The next day, Bushmaster gave a speech to the patrons of Harlem's Paradise as they celebrated the end of their evening. Bushmaster boasted about his power and demanded that they bow to him, but was met with little response. Shades then insulted Bushmaster, who then drew his gun on Shades. Luke Cage then attacked Bushmaster, but Bushmaster managed to get the upper hand and beat Cage into submission. As Bushmaster prepared to shoot Cage, Tilda Johnson shot Bushmaster in the chest with a concealed gun and stole his gun, with Shades shooting the other members of Bushmaster's entourage before they could react.

Bushmaster and his men went into hiding at a warehouse, where Bushmaster furiously scolded Shades for his betrayal. Shades explained that he had been working with Diamondback, but now wanted to make a better life for himself and his wife. Bushmaster, realizing that Shades had a point, agreed to go into hiding for the night. The next day, Bushmaster was visited by Knight, Shades, and Cage. Knight had returned to take back Harlem's Paradise. Knight gave Bushmaster a chance to surrender, but Bushmaster refused and attempted to shoot Knight, but was overpowered by Cage and Knight, forcing him to surrender.

While Knight and Cage prepared to transport Bushmaster to Ryker's Island, Bushmaster told them that the shipment of drugs would be arriving that night. The police tried to stop the convoy, but the SWAT team was gunned down by Bushmaster's men. Knight decided to attack the warehouse to stop the shipment from getting to New York. Knight, Cage, and Bushmaster fought his men while Tilda Johnson fought Diamondback and his men, although Diamondback managed to escape from the scene.

Once Knight and Cage subdued the rest of Bushmaster's men, Knight interrogated Bushmaster about where the shipment was. Bushmaster told them that the guns had already been sold to a man named Ricky. Knight and Cage traveled to a diner to look for Ricky, where they found Ricky talking to his partner Rico. Knight threatened Ricky into giving her the location of the shipment. Once Ricky told Knight the location, she and Cage drove to the location where the guns were being shipped. Knight was able to steal the guns from the men who were shipping them, but one of Bushmaster's men threw a grenade into the truck. Cage managed to catch the grenade and toss it back at Bushmaster's men, but was then hit by the truck, knocking him unconscious. Knight ran Cage to the hospital while Bushmaster's men reclaimed their guns and returned them to Bushmaster.[3]


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Expert Combatant : Bushmaster was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, as he was able to easily fight off Luke Cage with little effort.

: Bushmaster was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, as he was able to easily fight off Luke Cage with little effort. Skilled Leader: Bushmaster was a skilled leader, as he was able to rally his men together in order to escape Harlem's Paradise.



"9-milimeter. Take the cap off, and you got a little pipe bomb right here." ―Bushmaster to Tilda Johnson [src]

9mm Pistol: Bushmaster often used this gun when threatening people. Tilda Johnson


It's been more than a decade since the last major update to Britain's copyright law, and it's high time that the UK brought its copyright law into the 21st century.

You've probably heard that the Government wants to bring in a new Digital Economy Act, which includes a measure to require all ISP customers to opt out of a default-on filter for adult content. Here's how you can tell them that you're not happy with this proposal, using just your email address.


If you're concerned about online porn, you might have already signed a petition on the government's website calling for the default-on filter to be dropped. And in the wake of the controversy around the DEA, you might also have signed a petition demanding that ISPs should automatically block sites known to be involved in the distribution of online child abuse imagery. (Both of those petitions are still open for signatures if you want to join in).

But now it's time to tell the Government about some of the other things they're doing that are not as sensible, and we'll help you do it.


For a long time now, the UK Government has wanted to bring in a new Digital Economy Act. Last summer, the new law was finally published. The Act is massive, and there's lots to argue with, but it looks like the Government may be preparing to rush it through Parliament without any further debate. That means there's a limited window of opportunity to discuss changes to the draft before it becomes an Act of Parliament, and the Government starts work on enforcing it.

The draft DEA proposes a number of controversial new laws, including the opt-out default filter that's being discussed so widely. But the Act also proposes lots of other worrying measures, and gives the Government a lot more power to interfere with our online communications. The Act's supporters will tell you that it will help to tackle online infringement, for example. But its many critics argue that it risks stifling innovation in online services, and giving the Government a free hand to censor the internet in other ways.

On Monday, we told you that you could email your MP to demand a debate on the DEA. Now we've got even more reason to tell the Government that we're not happy with the draft DEA.

This week, the Pirate Party UK submitted a response to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) on the Digital Economy Act, which responds to the Government's consultation on the proposals. We're not the only ones with concerns about the proposals; the Open Rights Group has submitted its own response (pdf) to the Government's consultation, and Index on Censorship has produced a response (pdf).

Here's why we think the Government's proposals are a Bad Thing:

The proposals for an "Extended Liability for Platforms" could have serious unintended consequences for small internet service providers and independent content sharing websites, making them responsible for policing their services and preventing copyright infringement. We think this is likely to stifle innovation in new services, and also has serious implications for our online privacy.

The plans for an automatic filtering system to block content that is not classified by the state could lead to a drastic over-blocking of content. It could block more than just "extreme pornography" - it could block access to anything the Government decides is inappropriate. There's no requirement for these filters to be accurate or transparent, so we won't even be able to tell what's been blocked.

Under the proposals, the Government would also have the power to block websites that it claims are "blatantly" or "unlawfully" infringing copyright. This could be a serious threat to online innovation, and to our online privacy. And again, there's no requirement for these blocks to be accurate or transparent.

The DEA would make it much easier for the Government to put in place more blocking orders, and extend their scope. The wording of the legislation is vague enough that it could be used to order ISPs to censor content that isn't even illegal. The Government has already said that it wants to use its new powers to stop us from accessing websites that might be used to share copyrighted material.

The DEA is the biggest threat to our online privacy since the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act. If the Government gets its way, then they'll have the power to block websites and track what we're doing online. And they'll be able to do it without even telling us that it's happening.

You can read the Pirate Party's full response to the DEA consultation here (pdf).

Now we need your help

If you're concerned about the DEA, you can join us in telling the Government what you think about the proposed Act.

The Open Rights Group's response (pdf) to the DEA consultation is still open for signatures. Once they've got enough names on the petition, they'll send their response to the Government.

And now we've got our own response to the Government's consultation on the Digital Economy Act. Please support our campaign to stop the Act by signing our response here (pdf).

We'll be sending our response to the Government later this week, and we hope that it will give people the opportunity to stop the Act before it's too late.

This is the one chance we have to stop the DEA. But we need your help. Please support our campaign to stop the Act.


BevMo Beverage Superstore in California is a chain of beverage and snack retail stores. Its headquarters are located in San Carlos, California. As of May 2015, it has 41 stores in California and Nevada. All the stores offer beer, wine and liquors. They also carry various snacks, health and beauty products, household items and automotive supplies.

Store Manager and Assistant Manager jobs in BevMo are offered in different parts of the state. The company also offers Benefits for its employees and Manager Trainee Program.

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BevMo Beverage Superstore provides competitive pay, benefits, and other programs to help develop employees' potential and achieve their career goals.

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The Indigenization policy announced by Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in 2017, has raised a lot of questions about the process of nationalisation and the methods that will be used to allow for equal distribution of capital, land, and business interests. It’s a policy that seems to favour the government at the expense of foreign interests and brings into question whether or not the government has a commitment to fighting corruption and seeking justice.

The new policy has been met with much scrutiny both in Zimbabwe and internationally. Many have expressed concern that the implementation of the policy will be flawed and that it will ultimately lead to a worsening of the economic situation in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has expressed its disapproval of the policy, stating that it will further marginalise Zimbabweans who aren’t involved in the government or who support the opposition.

On the international level, the Indigenisation policy is one of the latest changes to the Zimbabwean government that have raised concern. Since he took office in November 2017, President Mnangagwa has brought the central bank and the national oil company under government control. This has led to further speculation about the political and economic direction that the government intends to take.

Is the policy legal?

The Indigenisation policy was initially announced in 2010 and later replaced by another policy called the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-Asset). The Zim-Asset policy, which was issued in 2013, introduced a set of guidelines for the process of indigenisation. It requires that 51% of all Zimbabwean businesses be transferred to the country’s black majority. However, the policy has never been enforced.

The decision to revive the policy in 2017 has been widely criticised. Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement urging Mnangagwa to repeal the policy. HRW believes that the policy will only exacerbate the poor economic situation in Zimbabwe. The statement also notes that the government has never properly implemented the policy. It states that “the fact that no businesses have been indigenized in the past six years suggests that it is unworkable, and that it will not contribute to economic development or job creation.”

As a member of the African Union, Zimbabwe is bound to uphold the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, which contains specific provisions regarding the protection of private property. These provisions state that the Charter guarantees the rights to private property ownership and the right to participate in the management of natural resources


We believe that these arrangements will provide the school with sufficient financial and resource security to deliver a quality and innovative curriculum for our children and young people.

This has been a difficult decision to make. The Governing Body has been unanimous in its support for the proposal.


W naszym roczniku najważniejsze są sprawy względne, dlatego zdarza się, że nie doceniamy swoich przyjaciół lub ich nie szanujemy. Jeśli jednak czujesz się słabo, koniecznie powiedz, czy nie chcesz, by ktoś Cię pocieszał, czy też jak najbardziej. Czyżby to była możliwa próba?

Gdy jest się zmartwionym, trzeba wyciągać wnioski. Zdecydowanie lepiej jest przyjąć kogoś do serca, niż zwalniać. Możesz też zaufać osobie, która nigdy nie wyrzucała z siebie nic niechcianego. Spędźcie więc czas wolny wraz z rodziną, przyjaciółmi lub po prostu samemu. To na pewno będzie dobry pomysł.


Why do I love Saav? It's not because they sent me these for review. These are on the top of my head that I will put on at the first sign of sun when I go out this summer. Yes, they look this good on.

Made from 100% organic cotton, the Organic Star Trunk Brief is the perfect summertime style for your perfect beach body. These will feel like you are not wearing anything. The material is super soft and has a lot of stretch. They will last you a long time and are very well constructed. They come in either blue or black, and are available in Small, Medium and Large. They come in a gift box, so they make a great gift too. You can purchase them from www.saavdesigns.com for $40 a pair.


CALCUTTA, March 9— The daughter of an Indian freedom fighter who died recently in a Calcutta hospital may never find out the cause of her father's death because the hospital has no autopsy facility and the family has no money to send his body to another hospital.

A.B. Ray, a professor of economics at Calcutta University, died last Thursday in Calcutta Medical College Hospital after a long battle with pneumonia.

''I am running from pillar to post to try and get a post mortem,'' said Mrs. Ray, whose husband is also a professor of economics at Calcutta University. ''My father was very much against autopsy and it was his express wish not to have it performed.'' Ray A.B. Ray, 82, was born on the campus of Presidency College, one of the oldest seats of higher education in India. He came from a wealthy and cultured family and had gone abroad to study economics in London.

On his return he became a prominent figure in Calcutta's intellectual and literary circles, editing newspapers and translating the ''Futurology'' series of lectures by the great French writer Andre Malraux.

He was an adviser to Indira Gandhi in the early days of her political career. He served in Parliament as a member of the Congress Party until his retirement from active politics in 1976.

He was admitted to Calcutta Medical College Hospital on Feb. 4, and received treatment in the hospital's intensive care unit. His condition gradually deteriorated and he died last Thursday.

His daughter, Dr. Suchitra Ray, said she was not at all satisfied with the treatment her father received in the hospital and thought that medical staff had not done their job properly.

She said that her father had been suffering from pneumonia for three years and that he had been given an injection a few days before he was admitted to the hospital.

''My father was extremely allergic to penicillin,'' she said. ''Injecting him with penicillin at a time when he was in a very bad condition was in my opinion a highly irresponsible act.''

The doctor in charge of the intensive care unit, Dr. Abhijit Gupta, said that he could not discuss individual cases but that he had had no complaints about the treatment of Mr. Ray.

''We did all we could,'' he said. ''It was very sad. His condition was very grave. It was a heart attack that killed him.''


RIGS Creator Platform Playstation 4

PC Genre Shooter, Sports Release Date 29th October 2016 Price $59.99 (PSVR Only) $19.99

RIGS is an action sports game exclusively for PSVR. It was developed by Guerrilla Cambridge (and published by Sony) and released on October 29th, 2016. It takes place in a futuristic sci-fi setting, where you play as one of a number of different characters. Each character uses a different kind of battle suit, allowing them to take part in 3 different sports. Those sports are essentially the 3 main games. They are called RIGS, Megaton, and Gravity Wars. These games play as though they’re real sports. They play more or less how you’d expect them to. You score points by hitting goals, and your objective is to take the ball, and score it in the goal.

The first game is RIGS, which is essentially a shooting game. There are multiple game modes. Each mode is the same, except you’re playing different characters, and there’s a different goal for you to hit. RIGS is the most fun game in the package, simply because it’s a FPS, which is something you don’t get a lot of in VR games.

Megaton is a sort of bumper-car football game. It’s the second most fun game in the package, just because it’s an interesting spin on something we all know. It is also a lot easier to master than RIGS.

Gravity Wars is a very interesting concept, and very hard to master. The game has no physics, and you have to control your direction by using the stick on the right. It’s very challenging, and once you get the hang of it, it can be fun.

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League is a game that is good fun for those who have VR. There’s nothing else like it. It has an interesting concept, and it makes for an interesting single player experience. The multiplayer is there if you want it, but if you don’t, you can use bots, and they will be enough to let you master the game. It does have a lot of potential, and if Guerrilla Cambridge do a sequel, it will most likely be worth it.


Great for VR


Well made

Good concept



Phantom ~ Opus 4 ~ Raw

~ Chapter One

~Title: Phantom ~ Opus 4 ~ Raw

Author: Starfyre

Beta: freddie-m

Pairing: Eventual MeixLu

Summary: After 2 years of therapy, Liu is released back into the world and he returns to the only place he calls home. Only a few things have changed. He finds himself adjusting to the changes with more difficulty than he ever expected.

Genre: Angst, Romance, Tragedy, Drama, Supernatural

Warnings: none

Word Count: 15,611

Author Notes:

A while ago I read a story called "Bloodlust" by Inu'sLurker. It's a beautifully written story and I recommend you all check it out. I loved it so much I was inspired to write my own story of 2 boys on a trip to Shanghai. Since I am in no way the author that Inu'sLurker is, I apologize for my lack of originality. But I thought that perhaps if I wrote about something that happened to me I would find it easier to write a story like this.

And what happened to me was that one year, the day before my birthday, my mother and I went to China. Now that I look back on it, it was a very exciting trip, though at the time I was rather sad because I was turning twelve. I had been dreading the day, and it was nice to be with my mom because she always made me feel better.

It was also an interesting trip because we were staying with my Grandfather for a few weeks. He lived in Shanghai, and he was the one that took us to China in the first place. So it was an adventure for me to be in a place that he lived. I only saw my Grandfather on holidays, and it was a great experience.

I hope you all enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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It was just before eleven in the morning when we arrived at my grandfather's house. We had been traveling for quite some time and I was very excited to see him. He came out of the house to greet us


Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are under increased scrutiny after a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian last week.

They’re called autonomous, but are they ready? It turns out not even close.

You might be surprised to learn that self-driving technology is more or less as old as the automobile itself. In fact, there are a number of cars on the road today with self-driving features, but they are only meant to assist the driver and not take over completely.

One such system, called Autopilot, was first launched by Tesla in October 2015. The main feature allows the car to drive itself on a highway, but it’s still supposed to be monitored by the driver.

Unfortunately, Tesla and Elon Musk have become a lightning rod for scrutiny after an accident last week that killed a Model X driver using Autopilot. A series of emails have revealed that Tesla has attempted to make it clear that Autopilot is not a “self-driving” feature.

In a recent letter to shareholders, Musk wrote, “When used correctly, it is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves and it would therefore be morally reprehensible to delay release simply for fear of bad press or some mercantile calculation of legal liability.”

What exactly does this mean? For one, this was an admission that the technology was not yet ready for public consumption.

Tesla is also being called to answer to whether or not the driver should have known that he was using the Autopilot feature. The company says the driver would have known since he was sitting in the driver’s seat and the car’s steering wheel was not in a locked position.

A photo taken by a witness has been released, showing the driver looking down at something with his hands not on the wheel.

The automaker has since issued a recall to fix the issue and said it will be updating the Autopilot system to ensure that drivers stay engaged with the vehicle’s operation.

Uber said it will be disabling the self-driving feature in its fleet of Volvo XC90s after one of its vehicles ran a red light in San Francisco last week, killing the woman. The car was in self-driving mode and the Uber employee behind the wheel wasn’t able to take control of the vehicle in time.

Tesla and Uber are not alone in pursuing self-driving cars. Most automakers have some form of autonomous vehicle in the works, as well as companies like Google and Apple. Tesla is still the only automaker with a Level 5 vehicle that has no steering wheel or pedals, however.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Google’s self-driving cars have only been involved in 11 accidents over the course of 1.5 million miles of driving, but most were caused by human error.

Google has said that the biggest hurdle for self-driving cars will be the creation of a trust between car owners and their vehicle. To that end, the company has been testing a number of prototypes over the last several years, which they claim have driven millions of miles without causing any accidents.

Volvo has been developing its own version of an autonomous vehicle for some time now, but the company is not going at it alone. They’ve partnered with Uber, which bought some XC90 vehicles from Volvo, to run a fleet of self-driving Volvos for ride-hailing in Pittsburgh, where Uber’s research center is located.

With the recent incidents involving Tesla and Uber, the questions of what’s right and what’s safe have only been heightened. Tesla is going to fix the problem with its Autopilot system and Uber is pausing its own self-driving testing, but it’s clear that these vehicles are a long way from being ready for mass adoption.

Will the driverless cars revolution ever happen? The answer seems to be a resounding yes, but it won’t be anytime soon.


Truly great parties start with quality lighting. Party city and Little Tikes, combine that with other decorations and you will be sure to make your little one's birthday the best party ever. Party Supplies are not just for kids. We have a great selection of adult and kids party supplies.


July 13, 2015

Not so great...

I have this straightener and while it is a nice colour, and heats up fairly quickly, it is not really worth the price. It straightens okay, but not much better than cheaper ones, and it is quite heavy so it feels like it is burning your hair when you use it, which makes it really unpleasant to use. Also, I found it did not stay very straight the day after straightening, so I ended up having to straighten my hair every day instead of twice a week. Overall, I would not recommend this straightener.


The actual intent of the changes in the UK’s regulation and taxation of ISAs and pensions has become muddled in translation.

The UK’s changes in pension taxation may well reduce your contributions.

The investment management industry’s drive to promote personal pension products as an alternative to ISAs may have got a little over excited.

Firstly, the changes that the UK government has made to the regulation of pensions and ISAs has not in fact reduced the level of tax relief on ISAs. It has however changed the way in which tax relief on contributions to personal pensions is calculated.

The current situation, whereby the actual value of the tax relief received on the sum of a pension contribution, as opposed to the rate of relief, is included in the calculation of income tax, has led to some confusion.

There is a belief that the relief that is received on the sum of a pension contribution is reduced to 10 per cent and therefore is not as good as the relief received on ISAs, where the actual value of the relief is not included in the calculation of income tax.

This misunderstanding may well have led to some people contributing to ISAs rather than pensions in order to maximise tax relief.

In addition, if the actual value of the tax relief received on the sum of a pension contribution is used as a deduction from the gross amount of the pension contribution then the level of relief has not changed at all. The actual value of the relief received on the sum of a pension contribution in the income tax calculation has increased in line with the amount of gross income that is subject to tax relief.

For example, a gross contribution of £10,000 would result in an actual tax relief of £7,500 under the current arrangements (the gross contribution is grossed up by 50 per cent to give the net pension contribution of £7,500).

Under the new arrangements, the gross contribution would remain at £10,000, but the actual tax relief received on the sum of a pension contribution would be £7,000. The relief on the actual value of the pension contribution is not reduced to 10 per cent.

The amount of gross income that is subject to tax relief is now £40,000. If you earned this amount in income before your pension contributions, then the actual tax relief on the sum of the pension contribution would be £30,000, rather than £7,500.

What has changed is the way in which the actual tax relief received on the sum of a pension contribution is calculated. The net pension contribution (the amount actually deducted from the gross income) will no longer be grossed up to produce the actual tax relief received on the sum of the pension contribution.

Therefore, the actual tax relief received on the sum of a pension contribution will always be lower than the actual tax relief received on the actual value of a pension contribution.

It is important to note that it is not the rate of relief that is affected. It is the actual value of the relief that is reduced. The rate of relief is not affected.

Pension contributions are still exempt from tax, although the amount of income that is excluded from tax is less than it would have been if the relief was given on the actual value of the pension contribution.

Secondly, the changes to the regulation of pensions and ISAs have not increased the level of tax relief on pensions. The actual level of tax relief on pensions has not changed. The maximum level of tax relief is still 40 per cent.

The regulation of pensions has changed. Under the new rules, the maximum amount that can be paid into a pension pot, subject to tax relief, is £1.8 million. The maximum amount that can be paid into an ISA, subject to tax relief, is £7,000.

Both the maximum contribution level of pensions and ISAs has increased, but the maximum tax relief that can be obtained on both types of products is the same.

If you have already opened a pension plan, then you can only increase the contribution amount by £2,880 per year. Any extra contribution beyond the annual limit will not be eligible for tax relief. The full value of the contribution, regardless of how much it is, will have to be paid from your gross income.

The actual level of tax relief on ISAs has not changed. The maximum amount of ISA contributions that can be paid into an ISA in any tax year is £7,000. This has not changed. Any amount that is paid into an ISA in excess of this amount will not be eligible for tax relief. The full value of the contribution, regardless of how much it is, will have to be paid from your gross income.

So in summary, the actual level of tax relief on ISAs has not changed. The maximum amount that can be paid into an ISA, subject to tax relief, is £7,000.

The actual


How has music from Spain been perceived in its country of origin? After World War II, a new generation of composers, nurtured by the European avant-garde, began to write in a new, progressive, experimental vein. The growth of technology, which had already made its mark on the theatre, the visual arts, architecture and the cinema, had also started to make itself felt in the music world.

Spanish composers, like their European colleagues, were attracted to the possibilities offered by the new electronic and experimental instruments, and soon took their place among the most important of the international avant-garde. This programme presents a series of fascinating compositions from this period of dynamic change, providing a fascinating insight into how this new generation of Spanish composers reacted to the environment in which they lived.


During the first year of life, children change more than they ever have before. At this stage, parents play an important role in influencing their child’s development.

Pregnant mothers are able to greatly influence the infant’s life in many ways. During pregnancy, a woman is able to optimize her diet and avoid environmental pollutants. Even while pregnant, it is important for her to stay healthy and happy, as this will in turn make the baby happier. All of this is important in a child’s development.

Below are five milestones in a baby’s development.


Your child has been feeling his own kicks and punches for a while now. He may have even kicked his mom and caused her some pain. The child will also be moving his arms and legs in a jerky fashion. As the baby grows, his movements will become more fluid.

Child’s Hand and Finger Development

Babies are able to grab things because their hands are strong. They are also able to curl their fingers into a fist. During this time, the baby may be grasping onto a lot of things that are near.

The baby may also have strong movements, such as pinching your fingers. Babies begin to explore their world through their hands. They are also able to control their hands and fingers with ease.


A baby can begin to sit up on his own. This is because he has grown to a point where he is able to do this. The baby may also be able to hold his head up by himself.


The baby may also begin to make sounds that can be referred to as babble. Babies are able to make a lot of sounds and combine them together. This is a part of speech development.


Your child may be starting to eat solid food. This may include mashed vegetables, cereal, and baby food. If your baby is too young to eat this type of food, it may not be a good idea to force it. This can cause choking or other complications.

Source: BabyCenter


This lecture introduces the practice of mining associations, relations, and dependencies from massive data sets.

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The exercises in the course support the textbook Data Mining and Predictive Analytics in the Biomedical Sciences, by Nicolas Le Novère, Yan Liu, Jeffrey Leek, and Balaraman Ravindran.

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This course is based on the book Data Mining and Predictive Analytics in the Biomedical Sciences, by Nicolas Le Novère, Yan Liu, Jeffrey Leek, and Balaraman Ravindran.


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For many years, and at many different homes, the grand game of monopoly was a nightly staple of our game playing regimen. Most of the time the game was played with one of my kids as the banker. The game required a bit of accounting to keep track of all the money. More often than not the game was a heated one and everyone, particularly the banker, enjoyed counting out money while money was being piled up all around the board.

Monopoly is an interesting game for a number of reasons.

First, it requires the basic accounting function of making change. The cashier has to be able to count out the correct change for all the players. This seems like a very simple, but important function. If a cashier can’t count change, you would have to return the money, and you might not get it back.

Also, with any money that comes into the game there are some decisions that have to be made. For example, with a loan, how much should be charged to each player. More importantly, how much can the players afford to pay back?

In addition, how much does the bank loan to the players and what are the terms? What does the bank require to be repaid? At what time? What happens if there is not enough money to pay back the bank?

This seems like an easy concept, but a lot of my kids had a difficult time trying to figure out what they had to do to get out of debt.

Finally, there are times when players simply get too deep into debt. They are forced to sell off a building, or even the entire game.

This seems like a pretty simple concept, but I found it interesting because it taught some of my kids a very valuable lesson about life. They realized how important it is to have a budget. More importantly, they realized how much money they had to spend. They had to spend wisely because they couldn’t go into debt.

I think it’s easy to teach kids to balance their checkbook and keep track of their spending, but it’s much more difficult to teach them to spend wisely and stay out of debt.

The same goes for a family’s bank account. Families, just like the player’s in monopoly, need to keep track of the money coming into the bank account and what is going out. They need to make sure there is enough money to cover the things they need to pay for and that there is enough money to cover the things they want to spend money on. They need to be responsible with their money and realize they can’t go into debt.

The game of Monopoly teaches a lot of these principles. It is not a game of instant gratification. There are no easy money schemes. It’s a game that will test the mind and the ability to be responsible with money.

If you have kids, Monopoly is a great way to learn about personal finance. You don’t need to be an expert, but you do need to be willing to show them how to count and account for money.


The Bengals fell just short of a win in Kansas City Sunday, falling to the Chiefs 31-13. The loss drops the Bengals to 7-9, a number that still includes a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

One of the biggest stories to come out of this loss is the fact that star running back Jeremy Hill was benched in favor of Rex Burkhead. Hill didn't have a good game, and the Chiefs were able to put him in his place. Burkhead was also pretty good, and scored the only Bengals touchdown on the day.

Both running backs ran for over 100 yards, but the key difference was Hill fumbled twice, including once inside the Chiefs' 20. Hill had carried the ball 39 times before the benching, while Burkhead had just nine.

It was announced Monday that Hill is still the Bengals' starting running back going forward.

#Bengals Jeremy Hill named starting running back in 2018, Mixon to see more action. https://t.co/jZ9624gBwO pic.twitter.com/jOKGewN4zq — Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) January 1, 2018

This is an interesting decision, considering the way the Bengals used the two running backs in Kansas City. Hill has been a solid running back throughout his career, but has shown lapses in concentration, as well as fumbling issues. He's not been consistent, and that has made the Bengals hesitant to hand him the starting job.

The Bengals will likely be looking to get more out of their running backs next season. We saw how talented Joe Mixon is this year, and he's the one who should have the starting job next season.

Hill will still be involved in the offense, but this change is a sign that he won't be a starter for the Bengals next season.


This is the brand new video for “Save Our Souls” from the German melodic rockers CASANOVA. This is the third video release of the band, and you can watch it below.

CASANOVA’s new album, “Monte Carlo” will be out on January 22, 2013 via Escape Music.


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/casanovaofficial

Website: http://www.casanova.de/

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Those were the good old days. Now we have NDAA, signed by “who’s in charge now”, saying that if you are a terrorist, you can be shot on sight, anywhere in the world, even on American soil. All you have to do is become a terrorist, and that takes less than one day in this country. It’s like signing your own death warrant. The silver lining is that you might be one of the ones killed before you can become a terrorist.


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Will the traditional establishment defend democracy?

By Alexandra Morton

UBC-O Sea Around Us Project

I am scared to my bones. For the first time in my life I am terrified that what I learned as a child is wrong. There is no more mother or father to turn to. There is no more food to count on. This is my last chance to sound the alarm that we are being systematically robbed and cheated and lied to and I don’t know what we are going to do about it.

A few years ago I could not have imagined that I would find myself writing this. I was born and raised in the village of Old Massett on Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, in Canada. We fish and hunt and gather food and make our own shelter and build our own community. This is how it has been for thousands of years. In modern language this is called subsistence living. We were the last people in Canada to sign treaties with our colonial oppressors in the 1800s. These documents were the foundation of our way of life.

Then it all changed in the early 2000s when the first commercial aquaculture license was issued on our coasts. At first, like most people on Haida Gwaii, I thought that farming fish would provide income for our community. Little did I know that the promise of wealth would come with a heavy price.

The first evidence I saw that something was wrong was in 2006. The sea lice were everywhere and a fish farm had started using a pesticide called Slice. I saw the sea lice on the fish and sea lions. I saw sea lions coughing up blood, the bones on their backs visible through their skin.

In 2007, the open net pen at salmon farm salmon feedlots one kilometre off the coast of my village collapsed. An estimated two to three million Atlantic salmon, with a value of $6.5 million to $8 million, swam into the ocean. There was no monitoring, no analysis of the risk to wild salmon, not a word to local communities.

And then the toxins appeared. In 2008 and 2009 people in my village became sick and died. In the village of Klemtu next door, children were born with flipper-like hands and feet. In Norway, which had a higher concentration of fish farms, brain tumours and other cancers were rising and women were giving birth to deformed babies.

I looked at these stories and thought, “This can’t happen to us.”

This was followed by the closure of the Haida Nation’s only grocery store. People in my village and community started suffering from serious health problems, especially neurological ones. We were told it was due to influenza or SARS. We had no idea that a toxin, which our bodies have not evolved to handle, was being released into the air and our water. The Sea Around Us reported that fish farms were creating the most toxic area in the world, right next to the First Nations in Haida Gwaii. This happened, and no one told us.

I realized I had to do something. For the first time in my life I realized that what my ancestors had always taught me was wrong. It was not nature that took care of us. It was we who were responsible for taking care of nature.

I wrote my first letter to the local newspaper. It was my story, and I was afraid to publish it.

“How many people have to get sick and die before they take this seriously?” I asked.

We waited and waited, and nothing happened. I wrote my second letter. Nothing.

We waited and waited. Still nothing.

People in my village got sick and died, and the Norwegian scientists kept warning that their food supply was being contaminated. We were told that this was the price of progress, that it was our job to clean up the mess. And we had to do it on our own.

And then the baby seals came. There are no young sea lions, so the seals started eating the herring. At first we thought it was cute. Then we realized they were killing the herring. There were too many seals.

I wrote my third letter. I looked at the numbers and saw that Norway was killing 80,000 seals a year and there were only 80,000 seals left.

I started to organize rallies and a campaign called Save the Herring, which caught the attention of major news outlets across the globe. By this time I had a voice. I was a professor of biology at UBC and one of the world’s experts on fish farming, open net pen fish farms, and marine pollution. I knew the science.

“How many baby seals have to get cancer before they take this seriously?” I asked.

In the midst of this, Canada approved a massive new open net pen farm. This was the largest salmon farm in the world. Our local paper warned us that “the massive farm will increase marine pollution in the area.” This farm started dumping blood and feces into our waters. The evidence was mounting that we were at risk of a catastrophic collapse in our food web.

But no one cared. The aquaculture industry is worth $400 million a year. We can’t compete with that.

A new form of ocean zoning called an impact assessment was supposed to keep salmon farms out of sensitive areas, but it was all a lie. The people who wrote it are in the industry. They gave themselves exemptions.

Then I realized that I could make a living as a scientist. So I created a lab at the University of Victoria to study the toxins from fish farms. We started to find the pollutants in the mussels and the herring. I published more and more scientific papers.

We held more rallies, and I wrote more and more letters to the local paper. We were ignored and dismissed.

So we went to the Supreme Court. Our case was thrown out, but the judge was extremely critical of the Canadian government and gave them 18 months to fix their laws. But the government is now granting the aquaculture industry a blanket exemption from environmental laws and protections. The judge told them that they could not do this. But they did.

I have studied toxicology for 30 years and I have never seen this. We know that these toxins are not getting into our environment accidentally. The only reason they are there is because someone put them there. It is like they are trying to poison us.

And then we started to see a new toxin. This time it was a by-product of the feed used in the salmon pens.

A Norwegian scientist tested a by-product of salmon feed. The test showed that it was toxic. The Norwegian government stopped using the feed. In 2015, that same scientist tested all the salmon feed used in the British Columbia industry. The results showed that there was another new toxin, this time a carcinogen. The Norwegian scientist said, “It is extremely unlikely that it could happen at such high levels by chance.”

“How many toxins have to get into our food before we take this seriously?” I asked.

This time I knew that there was something wrong with my brain. We found out that Norway and Scotland were using the same feed. We had a toxic lab here in British Columbia, so what about Norway and Scotland? And the feed is approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and used in these salmon farms.

It’s hard to see who we are going to turn to.

Then a woman in Ketch Harbour started asking questions. She wrote to the local paper and was ridiculed and insulted. She wrote to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. He never replied.

She was not from my village. She was a white woman from Newfoundland. Her grandfather was a fisherman.

I wrote to her, and then I realized I could write to everyone. And I did. I started to get hundreds of people to write letters, and we wrote to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and to our Premier, the head of our government. We wrote to every MLA, the Members of the Legislative Assembly, and we were ignored and dismissed.

So we went to court again. This time we were supported by 30 affidavits from fishermen and local citizens.

I went to the hearings. The minister did not even show up. His lawyer said that we should stop questioning him and just accept that he is doing the right thing. He had no explanation as to why the 30 affidavits were not enough evidence to put a stop to this industrial salmon farming.

“If I had a million dollars, I could save Haida Gwaii,” I said.

But I have never been able to raise that money. The man who tried to stop me is now running for Premier, and he is the frontrunner.

So I wrote my fifth letter to the editor. I warned that if we continued to use this feed, we would all get sick and die.

And then I realized that I could put this on Facebook.

A few months ago, the BC government ordered the feed company to remove this toxin from their products. But they still sell it in other provinces. There is still no ban on the feed, even though Norway has banned it, the FDA has banned it, and Health Canada has banned it.

And then I realized I could just get on a bus and go to Toronto and speak to people directly.

So that is what I am doing. I am going to make this my life’s work. I am going to stand in front of people, in universities, in public hearings, and tell them my story. I am going to explain that it is not


I am a very fair skinned male and this tanning lotion has worked wonders on my pale body. It was quick and easy to apply. It also was very easy to clean off my hands after I applied it, which was a big plus.


Veggie burgers are great! The more veg I add the better I feel about my nutrition. Plus I am not that great at taking vitamin supplements. I do eat all the veggies I need though.

My first veggie burger was just lentils, eggs, and bread crumbs. No extra seasonings or flavours. They were ok but really needed salt. This recipe is so much better. I used this recipe as a basis but made a few modifications. I used 3 cups cooked quinoa, 2 cups kale, 1 cup spinach, 4 large carrots, 4 celery stalks, 1 onion, and 1 cup corn. I added a tsp. of thyme and 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper. I had a tiny bit of ground pork that I needed to use up so I also added that. I used black beans instead of pinto beans because I prefer them. I added extra bread crumbs and an egg to bind it. I think I put in 3 Tbs. of olive oil as well.

I am happy with the result. The texture is really nice and the flavour is delicious! I served it with some sriracha mayo that I made. YUM!





Confidence: A term describing the likelihood that a decision-making system will reach a good decision. It refers to the quality of a decision, not to the quality of the process that leads to that decision.

Jumble: A pattern of naturalistic decision making. It does not include extraneous information or create false information.


A fighter pilot is confident that she will destroy the enemy aircraft even though she has only her own memory of previous aerial encounters to rely on.


Anselm and his ontological proof, is one of the most important Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages. He is also well known for his attempts to fuse the sciences with theology, something of a controversial topic for medieval theologians. The ontological argument itself is based upon the idea that God’s nature is that of existence. Therefore, to say that God exists is to say that God has the greatest nature, which in turn leads to the conclusion that God must exist. Some scholars argue that this is the proof’s most fundamental flaw, namely that God’s nature is unprovable and thus, cannot be equated to the definition of existence. Other critics point out that the greatest nature is really a metaphysic and therefore cannot be understood by people. The latter claim has been supported by Immanuel Kant and many other philosophers since. Kant’s work was not known to Anselm’s, but it is clear that the German philosopher would not have found much use in Anselm’s philosophy.

The foundation of Anselm’s ontological argument is a branch of philosophy known as natural theology. Natural theology is the search for a knowledge of God through the use of reason. The argument’s goal is to prove that God exists in some way, and as such is a concept that is widely accepted in the world of Christian philosophy. In many ways, Anselm’s argument for God’s existence shares many similarities with the arguments of many of his contemporaries. Anselm claims that God exists and that this conclusion can be proven using the method of defining terms. The proof proceeds from the claim that God is the greatest thing conceivable to the claim that God must also exist. Anselm’s argument does not satisfy many people because it does not provide any evidence to support the claim that God is in fact the greatest conceivable thing. This is one of the major weaknesses of Anselm’s argument, but it is also one of the weaknesses of most arguments for the existence of God. The ontological argument can be seen as an attempt to prove God’s existence without supporting any specific philosophical view of God’s nature.

Much of Anselm’s work focuses on the attempts to explain and prove God’s existence. He was one of the earliest of many philosophers to attempt to explain and prove God’s existence. The debate over the existence of God has continued over the years, and the arguments have been supported and refuted on many different occasions. Anselm’s work is important because he was one of the first philosophers to put forth the idea that existence itself was proof of God. He was also one of the first Christian philosophers to try and explain the idea of God in a non-theological way. Many of Anselm’s contemporaries had rejected his view on God’s nature, and they also criticized his work on natural theology.

One of the major debates over Anselm’s work was that of the ontological argument. This is a popular concept that states that God’s existence is a self-evident truth. The name of the argument comes from the phrase “something that is greater than which cannot be conceived”. This concept became widely accepted in the world of Christian philosophy, and it is still being debated today. The concept of God’s existence as a self-evident truth has been supported by many Christian philosophers, including Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas’ view of God was one of the most influential views of God’s nature in the Middle Ages. The ideas presented by Anselm and Aquinas on God’s nature were among the first attempts to view God in a logical way.

Most of Anselm’s work focused on the idea of God and the way in which God was perceived. He focused on the idea that God was perceived through faith and that this idea had a real and substantial foundation. Many critics viewed Anselm as a philosophical follower of Augustine, and he was certainly influenced by many of Augustine’s works. The Confessions of Augustine were written in the fifth century, and they discussed the views of the time on God and the manner in which people should understand God. Anselm’s view of God is therefore quite different from many of his contemporaries, and he was heavily criticized for his work on natural theology.

The ideas presented by Anselm were extremely influential to his contemporaries. Although his ideas were at times criticized, many of his contemporaries found them to be the most logical views of God. His argument for God’s existence was extremely popular among his peers, but it is one of his most controversial works.

Anselm of Canterbury Biography

Anselm of Canterbury was born in 1033 in Aosta. He was the second of four sons and his parents were wealthy. Anselm’s father was an Italian who owned a noble estate. His mother was the niece of the archbishop of Rheims. Anselm was well educated, and he studied both rhetoric and literature as a young man. He studied law in 1057 at the cathedral school in Laon. During this time, he became close friends with Roscelin of Compiègne. Roscelin was an expert on logic, and he would be one of Anselm’s best friends and mentors for the rest of his life. He was also close to Lanfranc and eventually became his student.

Anselm studied theology in the early 1060s at the cathedral school of Chartres. He also spent a great deal of time studying theology and grammar at the school of Benevento. Anselm spent two years at the school and was then called to the cathedral school of Canterbury in 1062. Anselm was called to the cathedral school to replace the archbishop. The archbishop of Canterbury was the highest ranking prelate in England and he was charged with the administration of the Church in England. Anselm quickly gained respect in his new position, and he wrote a new rule for the cathedral school. The rule was based on the Rule of St. Benedict, which was the most important rule for monasteries at the time. He was also responsible for the cathedral school’s many other duties and its administration. He established the system of electing canons and was also in charge of its finances. Anselm had a great deal of power in his new position, but he also was a reformer. He placed emphasis on the importance of education and scholarship, and he ensured that the students received high quality instruction. The rule at the cathedral school was seen as being high quality and the students at the school were trained in Greek, Latin, rhetoric, dialectic, and arithmetic.

Anselm also established a library at the school. The library contained many ancient works, which were frequently read by students. He became an expert on the writings of Augustine, and he began his own writing career in the early 1060s. His writings were influential in the development of later philosophy, and his ideas on natural theology were both influential and controversial. In 1063, Anselm was appointed archbishop of Canterbury. This was an extremely important position, and Anselm would play a major role in the Christianization of England. He was a major contributor to the revival of learning in England, and he attempted to bring education to all of his subjects.

He was a skilled theologian, and he produced several important theological works. These included the Monologion and the Proslogion. The Monologion addressed the questions of the nature of God. The Proslogion addressed the questions of the nature of God’s knowledge and the proof for God’s existence. Anselm was influenced by Augustine in his writing of the Monologion


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The Blastlite Lite BTM (Blastlite Thermal Monitor) is a small, single-output controller that supports a wide range of time-programmable and event-triggered outputs. The time programmable outputs are available as dry contacts (NO/NC) or as solid-state relays.

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“Dark” will be the third in a series of single-pitch sport routes at Boulder Zephyr in Georgetown, Ontario. The sport crag is located a few kilometres west of Blue Mountain, Ontario. Here are the proposed grades and estimated lengths of the routes, which are currently being developed:

Dark (5.12a) — 35m

Morning Light (5.11c) — 35m

Dawn Patrol (5.11b) — 35m

Lunch Break (5.10b) — 35m

Vibes (5.10a) — 35m

Though none of these routes are bolted yet, and they are still only in the development stage, Boulder Zephyr is already a great place to go bouldering!

Source: Peter Croft (Bouldering Ontario)


In California, a convicted pedophile is on the loose. The worst part? He's a convicted pedophile.

Francisco Felix-Jimenez was released from prison last week. He was convicted of molesting an 8-year-old boy in 2006.

Well, it turns out that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department forgot to register Felix-Jimenez as a sex offender.

You may be asking yourself, "How does that happen?"

They may have simply forgot. It happens all the time, although it's usually because a sheriff's department employee who should have registered the convicted sex offender doesn't think the guy will do it again.

Sometimes a new chief or sheriff takes over the department, doesn't like the policy, and cancels the sex offender registry.

Here's another scenario: When the convicted sex offender is released from prison, he is given a deadline by the parole board to register.

If the parole board gives the guy a year, the sheriff's department is probably going to give him a year.

However, if the parole board gives the guy a year and the county sheriff wants him off the street, he will register the convicted sex offender that day.

In the case of Felix-Jimenez, the sex offender registry is mandatory and the deadline wasn't up yet, so how he is able to be on the loose is still unclear.

The good news is that Felix-Jimenez hasn't gone into hiding.

In fact, the most recent report shows that he is staying in a homeless shelter in Van Nuys.

California doesn't want him there.


Granted, my current policy does not meet what I want to do, so I have done some thinking on what changes would be nice. There are two major changes I think should be made.

The first would be to include the deletion policy as the first part of the “FAQ” section, as opposed to the second, where it is now. The issue here is that it is currently hidden away, and unless you know to go there, you might not even know it exists. This is why I believe the policy should be in the FAQ, in addition to the other policy changes.

The second major change would be to change the time periods for deleting and undeletion requests. Currently, these time periods are a month for both and can be extended for a total of 2 months. These time periods need to be shortened. If a user creates an account, and decides it is not for them within a week, they should be able to delete it without the issue being made public, since no other users have commented on it. If a user creates an account and decides that it is not for them within the first month, they should also be able to delete it without it being made public. Also, it is not fair to users who are newer, and decide that they do not wish to use the site for the first time period to only have it deleted. These users should be able to delete them after this time period if they choose. I believe these time periods should be a month for deletion requests, and 2 weeks for undeletion requests.


Perhaps best known for their exploits during the First World War and the Gallipoli campaign in particular, the ANZACs, or Anzacs, are the legendary members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

Their contribution to the military campaign in the Middle East, including the battle at Gallipoli in 1915, will be recognised this year, with the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign being commemorated by the nations involved.

The events of the Gallipoli campaign resulted in heavy casualties, with a staggering 258,000 deaths and an additional 156,000 injuries for the Allied forces, including 44,000 British deaths and 29,000 French deaths.

The staggering casualty figures have subsequently been seized upon by those who question the strategic worth of the campaign.

One figure, British historian Niall Ferguson, wrote that “the Dardanelles fiasco was one of the greatest military blunders of all time, a story of incompetence, vanity and wishful thinking out of which could have been constructed a textbook case of how not to run a war”.

So why were the Gallipoli campaign and the actions of the ANZACs so significant for Australia and New Zealand, and what did the battle mean for the two countries?

Arrival of the ANZACs

Following the outbreak of war in 1914, the Australian and New Zealand forces began arriving in Egypt. On February 25 1915 the first ANZAC troops arrived at Gallipoli, a total of 11,000. The rest of the 20,000 strong force arrived over the following weeks.

Many of the ANZAC troops had volunteered at the outbreak of war, lured by the romantic and patriotic view of warfare and by a yearning for adventure.

Just as the troops were largely made up of volunteers, the casualties at Gallipoli were also predominantly made up of volunteers.

It has been estimated that 10 percent of all the Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli were killed during the campaign.

Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies commented that “the experience of war for Australians would always be Gallipoli”.

Prior to the arrival of the ANZAC troops, the British had launched an attack on the Gallipoli peninsula on the 25th of April 1915.

The Allied attack consisted of five divisions, with most of the troops coming from the British Army. It was hoped that the landings would help the British Navy to get through the Dardanelles, a narrow strip of water separating the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, which leads to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea.

However, the initial landings met with great opposition from the Turkish defenders, and the Allied forces soon became pinned down on the beaches and unable to advance.

The ANZAC troops arrived at Gallipoli, the capital of the Ottoman Empire’s European territories, just over a month later on the 19th of May 1915.

The ANZACs had initially been part of the British and French force in Egypt. They were moved to a separate command under General Ian Hamilton, with Australian General William Birdwood as his deputy.

A General Order issued on the 3rd of May stated that the Australian and New Zealand troops were to be given “separate and distinct” duties from those of the British.

This was not intended to be interpreted as any form of segregation. Rather, it was due to the fact that the Australians and New Zealanders, despite being part of the British Empire, were soldiers who had volunteered from their own country, and who had formed a unique sense of national identity and pride.

In order to maintain a clear distinction between the Allied forces and the enemy, the ANZACs also adopted their own distinctive insignia, such as a yellow or red poppy on their badges and hats.

However, despite the greater efforts to set the ANZACs apart from their Allied allies, the treatment of the soldiers at Gallipoli was the same as that received by the British.

The ANZACs were given responsibility for the defence of the Anzac Cove, at the northernmost tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula.

The cove was strategically important to the Turks because of its proximity to the Narrows, the strip of water which separated the peninsula from the Dardanelles.

The Anzacs were also expected to hold on to the various hills and ridges along the peninsula, despite the fact that the Allied positions were in constant danger of being shelled


V6 engines had too much power to safely make use of the front wheels alone. V8 engines didn’t fit between the front and rear axles, making them virtually useless for most people.

However, a minivan with four-wheel drive would have been a dream come true.



I love hand-cranked coffee grinders, but a fully automated device that grinds directly into the portafilter has always been one of the holy grails of coffee brewing. The Ekobrew takes a lot of the guesswork out of the whole process. Fill the hopper with whole coffee beans, twist the top to open, drop the portafilter in, turn the handle a few times and you’re ready to make your espresso.

The container is made of a non-porous material, so you can put ground coffee in it. It also has a couple of holes on the side, so that you can clean it and store it without having to remove the portafilter. The concept is pretty ingenious, but I had some difficulty in actually getting it to work properly.

In theory, the machine takes a lot of the stress out of making espresso. When it works, the espresso is good. It has a big enough capacity that I could probably make it twice before having to refill it. It would be nice if there was a better way to tell how full it was.

Unfortunately, it’s a fairly unreliable method of extracting espresso. You can only have it set to brew for a specific amount of time. You can’t use any sort of fancy steaming wand to make sure the pressure is exactly right, or adjust the grind to get a specific flavour. I think this device is designed for making a quick shot in the morning and then tossing the puck after the shot is made.

This is the kind of device that I can imagine being useful to take on a trip, or maybe for an RV or camper, but not in a regular espresso bar or cafe. At the price of $50, I can’t really recommend it, though I do think that it has potential. If it were a bit more inexpensive, I think it would be worth experimenting with.


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Horses, rabbits and fish swimming around in glass globes are an enticing attraction at Hanging Lake Lodge in Fruita. But, for more than a century, the people have had a passion for Hanging Lake.

Children, horses, deer and pet dogs are all welcome to stay at Hanging Lake.

Dogs are welcome at Hanging Lake Lodge, as long as they don't swim.

"There were (people) that were always trying to get to the lake," said Dale Hanks, whose great grandfather built the original Hanging Lake Hotel.

Hanks has been running Hanging Lake Lodge since 1972, and says his customers are almost always from out of town.

"They've been told about it by their neighbor, they've been told about it by their son who visited last year, they've been told about it by friends in Colorado, and when they're here they just have to come," Hanks said.

Many visitors are drawn to Hanging Lake by the nearby Red Canyon, as well as the Colorado National Monument. The lake is located in a canyon along the Colorado River, nestled at the base of a rock formation called the Palisades. The National Monument, also known as The Dots, is a rock formation of mostly red and orange that spans for about a mile along the Colorado River.

The Dots.

Hanging Lake is a water body that was formed by lava over millions of years, according to the National Park Service. The water body is fed by a small underground river and water seeps out through the canyon walls to form the lake.

Hanging Lake is known as one of the most picturesque lakes in the country, and often the photos seen online or on Instagram have a filter on them. The color of the water is bright blue, the rocks are a fiery red and orange, and the waterfalls are turquoise blue.

A tourist sits by the Hanging Lake waterfall.

"It's an excellent opportunity to do some waterfall photography," said Ben Lin, a Denver resident. "That is what drew me here, the waterfall, and I don't know why, but it is very hard to take a bad picture here."

Lin has been to Hanging Lake several times, the first time in 2015. He came with a small group of about 10 people, and the people in his group were in awe at the sight.

The fall

"This is the best," Lin remembers one person saying. "This is the best picture, we are so lucky."

The water temperature in the summer is about 45 degrees, and not many people are willing to dive into the water, which Lin says is a shame.

"I feel like you should be able to swim here, it's a beautiful place to swim," Lin said. "The problem is the lake is only as deep as your chin. When you're done swimming there is all that debris and gunk on the lake, you can't see it from up above, but as you're swimming you feel the gunk and rocks in the bottom of the lake."

Although swimming is prohibited, people do still swim in the lake, which causes the algae to increase, according to the National Park Service.

Hanging Lake is one of the first stops for many travelers, but after leaving the picturesque sight, many people don't realize there is so much more to Fruita than Hanging Lake.

Next time you are passing through the small town of Fruita, consider stopping at Hanging Lake Lodge for lunch, a short hike, or an afternoon in a hammock. The history behind the town and the visitors will not disappoint.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct information about Hanging Lake. The photos seen on Instagram are not enhanced in any way.


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You won't see me taking the same chances

You can't expect me to start taking your drugs again

And now I'm out of the darkness I'll never be lost again

I'll never be lost again

You never knew my secret name

You never heard of my all seeing eyes

You never knew my secret name

You never heard of my all seeing eyes

You know you're walking on the ceiling and now you're kicking my ass

You're not the only one who has had the best of me

Now that I'm out of the darkness I'll never be lost again

I'll never be lost again


Corporate Counsel is partnering with several organizations to host an event on October 20, 2017, on the future of diversity in corporate law, featuring Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta; Deidra Lee, Atlanta District Attorney; Aisha Dew, Founder & CEO of We The Change; and Connie Maysonave, CEO of Atlantans for a Fair Future.

The event will feature a moderated conversation among Mayor Bottoms, Ms. Dew, Ms. Lee, and Ms. Maysonave, followed by a networking session and a reception. The event will take place at the Loews Atlanta Hotel from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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He has won numerous awards and has been honored by both the people and the government of Jamaica. These accolades are well-deserved and confirm the love and respect the people of Jamaica have for this music genius. In December of 2005, Williams won the prestigious Golden Arrow award for his music and contribution to the music industry in Jamaica. In February of 2006, he was awarded the honorary Order of Jamaica by Prime Minister Bruce Golding at a gala event held at Jamaica House.

Walter "Sweetie" Williams has been a major force in the growth and popularity of Jamaican music, in particular


During my first month of graduate school, I received a call from my aunt on a weekend when I was in the middle of working on my thesis. She needed help moving out of a rental property she owned. I went over that weekend and helped her clear out the house.

After it was all done, she said to me, “You know, a lot of people would be really upset at me for making them do this.”

I smiled.

“That’s why I am here.”

It’s funny how a simple answer can change the dynamics of a relationship.

I continued to help my aunt after that weekend. She would ask for my help, and I would drop what I was doing. She asked, I gave. I took it for granted that it was my responsibility to help her out, to be available. I also took it for granted that she was comfortable asking me for help.

A few years ago, I went to see my aunt in the hospital. She was having a difficult time recovering from her medical procedure, and I was her first call. I didn’t think twice about dropping everything and going over to her place to take care of her and her dog, especially since she had just moved to an apartment that didn’t allow dogs.

But I got to the hospital and found out that my uncle was also at the hospital. I didn’t realize that he was in the hospital, and, by the time I found out, he was asleep in a nearby room. I talked to my aunt and we came to the realization that it was important for her to have my uncle there. She needed him in a way that she didn’t need me. I left.

I don’t think my aunt and uncle even realized how much I had changed. I was not as available to help as I used to be, and I knew my time was better spent on other things. I was a graduate student, after all, and I had a whole other life to live.

As a result of all of this, my aunt and uncle started to depend on others to help out more. They hired a house cleaner and a housekeeper. They began to call people in order to receive the help they needed. I had thought that they would not want to go through the hassle of finding someone to help, but they did.

It’s as if they needed to be reminded that it was okay to ask for help. They needed to realize that asking for help wasn’t a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. That asking for help meant you were confident in who you were and what you had to offer, and that you weren’t afraid to ask for help if you needed it.

In doing so, my aunt and uncle showed me what it meant to ask for help, and I realized that asking for help could be a sign of strength, not weakness.



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Bac d’information, traitement automatisé, robots, IA… nous avons tendance à penser que les systèmes automatisés ne sont pas faits pour répondre à nos besoins de compréhension, de sensibilité et d’empathie. Or, à l’occasion de l’assemblée générale de l’institut Data & Society qui a eu lieu la semaine dernière, nous avons eu l’opportunité d’entendre les explications d’Omer Tene, chercheur en sciences cognitives, et professeur associé en intelligence artificielle. Il nous a démontré que les machines n’étaient pas forcément conçues pour remplacer l’homme. Bien au contraire. L’apprentissage automatique est aujourd’hui une véritable valeur ajoutée et permet de dépasser les limites des technologies humaines.


César Díaz • 29/10/2018 - 10:08

Sebastián, yo te recomiendo que te hagas el seguimiento de los indicadores y que no hagas mucho caso de los medios tradicionales. El último sondeo señala que las elecciones se definirán por un muy muy muy estrecho margen de diferencia. La probabilidad de que el Frente Amplio gane el 23 es muy alta y cuanto más alta es, mayor es la probabilidad de que gane. En estos momentos hay dos variables que van a determinar que el FA gane:

- Cambios en la opinión pública (es decir, la propaganda, la capacidad de atraer más votos, etc).

- Efecto Sánchez (no sé qué les pasa, se equivocaron en las últimas elecciones de España y ahora si no es el chileno el que entra a saco contra Vidal, el brasileño también).


Why do we need 2 statements? Isn't the first one enough to start a transaction?

The first statement is an Open. It does not actually do anything yet. It sets up the transaction, but does not actually start it. In order to do something, you must start the transaction.

It can be done, and in fact, I think that is how it is done in your example code. However, I prefer to use a begin statement for the transaction and then perform the Open within the transaction.

I do this for 2 reasons:



Greta Estañol's Carmina Áurea are sacred poems meant to inspire devotion in the faithful. They are simple in form, yet profound in content. The author has combined medieval traditions with a contemporary perspective on the faith, creating a simple, sincere, and authentic rendition of the Catholic religion. It was in this vein that she wrote these lyrical and enlightening poems. The collection consists of approximately two hundred poems, many of which have been translated from Estañol's Spanish original by Michael Coffey. Carmina Áurea are an introduction to Christian spirituality. This collection contains the following poem: To Learn the Way

The Value of Purity

Love Conquers the World

Holy Bible

The Sacraments

Liturgical Calender

My Jesus

A Prayer for Peace

God Loves Me

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Sacrament of Baptism

Faith and Confession

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

The Story of Our Lord's Birth

The Easter Vigil

The Holy Mass

The Sacrament of Marriage

The Sacrifice of the Mass

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Holy Mary, Our Mother

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Lady of Sorrows

The Our Father and Hail Mary

The Great Love

Blessed Virgin, My Mother

The Holy Rosary

The Sacrament of Penance

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me

The Day of Judgment

The Second Coming of Our Lord

The Epiphany

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Holy Spirit

Holy Trinity, Trinity

O Lord, I Will Not Keep Silent

The Most Holy Eucharist

The Trinity

O Most Holy Trinity

Jesus, Mary, Joseph

An Angel of God

Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Holy Father, Have Mercy on Me

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction

The Incarnation of Our Lord

In the Beginning


The Power of Prayer

To a Loved One

The Love of God

The Holy Spirit

Who Is the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, the Breath of Life

Glory Be to the Father

The Holy Family

Our Lady of Lourdes

Blessed Mother, Behold Your Son

Hail, Holy Queen

To Mary, My Mother

Praise the Lord

Hail, Holy Queen

To the Crucifix

The Angelic Salutation

A Prayer for Parents

To the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Come, Holy Spirit

Jesus Christ, My Love

The Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, Dwell in Me

O Holy Spirit, Thou Who Art Thrice Holy

O Holy Spirit, Unction of God

O Spirit of Love, Uniting Soul and Body

Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Holy Spirit, Light of Love

Holy Spirit, Send Your Spirit of Love

Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Love

The Holy Spirit

The Trinity

All Creation Loves You

The Baptism of Jesus

An Angel of God

He Is a Man Who Sees

Behold the Word Made Flesh

Sing a Song of Incarnation

Behold the Door of the Kingdom of Heaven

May the Glorious Mysteries of Jesus

Come to Us, O Jesus


The BB&T Building (also known as the 100 North Tryon Building) is a 17-story skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is the tallest building in Charlotte outside of Uptown. It was originally known as the Bank of North Carolina Building, when completed in 1921. In 1973 it became known as the NationsBank Building. In 1998 it became the Wachovia Building and in 2004 it became the BB&T Building.


The BB&T Building is designed in the Art Deco style, which became popular during the 1920s and 1930s. The building features limestone and terra cotta facing, and metal and glass curtain walls. The top of the building features two pyramid-shaped ornamental caps.


The building was built in 1921 for the Bank of North Carolina. The bank grew to be the largest bank in the South, before merging with First Union in 1998, becoming Wachovia. Wachovia's Charlotte headquarters occupied three floors in the building until the company merged with Wells Fargo in 2009.


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The Canonical Path for Classes

Last Updated on Wed, 04 Jan 2016 | Excel 2003 VBA

When you create a class module, you must specify the following items in the declaration:

■ The class name

■ The objects that are instances of the class

■ The properties that the class will support

■ The methods that the class will support

■ The events that the class will support

All classes in Excel derive from a generic base class called Object, which is an instance of the class of the same name. The Object class is an abstract class and doesn't have a constructor. If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about here, don't worry about it for now. I'll explain it in detail in Chapter 5. You can't instantiate an object from the Object class, so the only real purpose of the Object class is to serve as a base class for other classes. You can think of the Object class as being like a template that all other classes derive from. If you want to learn more about how classes work and how you can customize Excel's classes to create your own customized classes, check out my Microsoft Press book Microsoft Excel VBA and Macros (ISBN 0-7356-1845-0).

When you create a class module in your Excel application, you must specify the class name as a string literal. For example, if you create a class module called Class1, Excel uses the following syntax in the declarations area of the class module to specify the name of the class:

Public Class Class1 End Class

As with any other module in Excel, a class module doesn't do anything until you create an object from the class module. Creating an object is a two-step process: You first instantiate the object, and then you call the methods and properties of the object. For example, to create an object from the class named Class1, you use the following code:

Dim obj1 As New Class1

Once you create an instance of the object, you can call the methods and properties of the object by preceding the method or property name with the name of the object. For example, if you created an instance of the class named Class1, you would use the following code to call the method named Display:


If the object contains an object variable that represents another object of the same class, you can also call the methods of that object. For example, if the object named obj1 created in the preceding code contained an object variable named obj2 that represented another object of the same class, you would use the following code to call the Display method of the object named obj2:


The property and method names of a class are preceded by the name of the class, as shown in the preceding examples.

If you create a class module that contains a custom collection object, such as a collection of cells in a worksheet, you must use a new operator to create the collection object. For example, the following statement creates a collection object named myCol1 that is a collection of worksheet cells:

Dim myCol1 As New Collection

When you create a collection object, you specify the type of object that the collection can contain when you define the type of the collection.

For example, the following statement creates a collection object that can contain only the cells in a worksheet:

Dim myCol1 As New Collection(Worksheet.Range)

When you create a collection object, you can add items to the collection object by using the Add method of the collection object.

For example, the following statement adds a range named "Region" to the collection object named myCol1:

myCol1.Add mySheet.Range("Region")

The Add method takes two arguments:

■ The object that you want to add to the collection object

■ The collection that you want to add the object to

When you create a collection object, you can add an object to a collection object that is an instance of a different class, but the type of the objects in the collection must be the same.

The following code example adds the range named "Region" to the collection object named myCol1. This code example assumes that you've created the objects in the declaration section of the class module.

Sub AddObjectToCollection() Dim myCol1 As New Collection(Worksheet.Range) Dim myRow As Long, myColumn As Long Dim strName As String ' Obtain a reference to the collection ' that contains the first worksheet in ' the active workbook. Set myCol1 = Sheets(1).Range(1, 1). _ SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible) ' Initialize the name of the cell ' to the value of the Name property. strName = myCol1.Cell(1, 1).Value ' Determine the address of the cell ' and store it in the myRow and myColumn ' variables. myRow = myCol1.Cell(1, 1).Address myColumn = myCol1.Cell(1, 2).Address ' Create a new Range object. Set myRange = Worksheets("Sheet1"). _ Range("Region") ' Add the new range to the collection. myCol1.Add myRange End Sub

The following code example calls the AddObjectToCollection method to add the range named "Region" to the collection object named myCol1. This code example assumes that you've created the objects in the declaration section of the class module.

Sub AddObjectToCollectionWithMethodCall() Dim myCol1 As New Collection(Worksheet.Range) Dim myRow As Long, myColumn As Long Dim strName As String ' Obtain a reference to the collection ' that contains the first worksheet in ' the active workbook. Set myCol1 = Sheets(1).Range(1, 1). _ SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible) ' Initialize the name of the cell ' to the value of the Name property. strName = myCol1.Cell(1, 1).Value ' Determine the address of the cell ' and store it in the myRow and myColumn ' variables. myRow = myCol1.Cell(1, 1).Address myColumn = myCol1.Cell(1, 2).Address ' Create a new Range object. Set myRange = Worksheets("Sheet1"). _ Range("Region") ' Add the new range to the collection. myCol1.AddObject myRange ' Add another range to the collection ' and display the number of elements in the collection. myCol1.Add myRange MsgBox myCol1.Count End Sub

The final statement in the AddObjectToCollectionWithMethodCall subroutine is a good example of how you can use a method that belongs to a class to call the methods of the collection object.

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India has seen a significant spike in energy demand in recent years, driven by economic growth, rapid urbanisation and the increasing electrification of the country. Energy production has increased over the same period, but the country’s domestic energy supply has not kept pace. The growth of energy demand outpacing domestic production resulted in a significant reduction in oil and natural gas stocks. The country became increasingly dependent on imported energy.

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Many people who oppose the minimum wage assume that raising the minimum wage is bad for the economy and will cause a lot of unemployment. This is mostly false. A new study has revealed that raising the minimum wage does not kill jobs. This is not just good news for the people who will now get a raise, but also for the economy as a whole.

Opponents of the minimum wage often say that it will create a lot of unemployment and that this is proof that the minimum wage should be abolished. They argue that it creates a job loss on an economy-wide scale. However, this new study has proved that the minimum wage will not cause massive job loss. This is not just great news for the people who get a raise, but it also means that the economy will benefit.

The study comes from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and reveals that raising the minimum wage does not cause massive job loss. In fact, only two percent of the workforce is impacted by a minimum wage increase. This means that the economy will benefit, but not that much. However, it is still a positive impact.

However, the study also shows that the country would have to raise the minimum wage by $2.13 to achieve the same number of jobs as a similar increase in the 1990s. This is not really a surprise, as the economy was growing more rapidly back then.

Raising the minimum wage was also seen to boost the economy. The study found that a $1 increase in the minimum wage would increase the GDP by $2.62. This is a significant amount and would be great for the economy as a whole. In fact, it could even boost the economy so much that it could lift more people out of poverty.

While a raise in the minimum wage does not have a massive impact on the economy as a whole, it still has a positive impact. This means that the people who will now get a raise will enjoy it. This will also help the economy, and make the country a better place to live in.

Those who oppose the minimum wage should know that it does not create massive unemployment. This is also great news for the economy, and it means that raising the minimum wage is great for everyone.


I have no hesitation in recommending you to the body of workers in Australia, either in Railway or Country Tramways, or Electrical construction. Your outfit has been constantly at work for nearly three years and has been found fully to justify my own and your own high recommendation of it, both for its efficiency and economy of working. The Cableways I have had in operation for two years are found to work in the most satisfactory manner, both in operation and maintenance, in fact I do not know of any system that I would prefer for tramways, and I am glad that I have them.

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Borodino (village), Moscow Oblast

Borodino () is a village ("selo") in Odintsovsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Tvertsa River.

The village of Borodino was first mentioned in 1611 as part of the Tsaritsyn "oprichnina".

In 1812, the Battle of Borodino, a major battle of the French invasion of Russia took place near Borodino. The village is now a site of the museum and the memorial. The French lost the battle, but went on to win the war in 1814.

In 1898, Borodino was the place where Nikolai Basargin and Nikolai Morozov organized a commune and founded a school of commune life that lasted from 1898 to 1902.

In the middle of the 20th century Borodino was also the place where Andrey Voznesensky had a summer dacha.

There is a railway station in Borodino.


Michal Hašek

Michal Hašek (born April 8, 1980) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga. He previously played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, and Florida Panthers.

Hašek spent the 1996–97 season with HC Pardubice's junior team, and then joined the Czech Extraliga club HC Vsetín, appearing in 29 games. Hašek was a member of the Czech Republic national under-18 team at the 1997 European Junior Championships, playing in two games and posting a 1.51 GAA.

The next season, Hašek joined HC Pardubice, which was then playing in the Czech 1. Liga. Hašek played well for the team, and was chosen by the Colorado Avalanche in the sixth round, 162nd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He remained with HC Pardubice, and in his final season with the club, he posted a 2.30 GAA in 37 games. Hašek was signed by the Avalanche, and on March 9, 2000, he made his NHL debut, against the Detroit Red Wings. He played two more games for the Avalanche before returning to the Czech Republic to join HC Pardubice for the 2000–01 season.

Hašek played in 11 games for the Avalanche the next season, but spent the majority of the 2001–02 season with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, where he posted a 2.20 GAA in 44 games. He remained in North America the next season, playing five games for Colorado and 59 for Hershey, and was then traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for a sixth-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on March 10, 2003. Hašek played well for the Blackhawks in 2003–04, with a 2.11 GAA in 37 games.

The next season, Hašek played well for the Blackhawks, with a 2.22 GAA in 36 games. However, he was unable to maintain his form, and was replaced as Chicago's starting goaltender by Nikolai Khabibulin, who had been acquired by the Blackhawks in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hašek was then traded to the Ottawa Senators on March 9, 2005, for a second-round draft pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In his first season with the Senators, Hašek played in 40 games, and posted a 2.26 GAA. He then missed the majority of the 2005–06 season after suffering a shoulder injury. He appeared in just five games for the Senators, and was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Patrick Eaves, a second-round draft pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and a third-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft on September 25, 2005.

Hašek quickly returned to form with the Avalanche, playing in 54 games and posting a 2.22 GAA. In 2006–07, he played in 57 games, and posted a 2.30 GAA. Hašek was an important factor in the Avalanche's playoff run, as he posted a 1.65 GAA in eight games.

On June 19, 2007, Hašek signed a two-year contract extension with the Avalanche. The following season, he played in just 35 games due to a groin injury, and his GAA rose to 2.88. He was then sidelined for the rest of the season after having shoulder surgery.

On June 30, 2009, Hašek signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. He recorded the first win of his Red Wings career on January 2, 2010, in a 3–1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

On January 1, 2011, Hašek was named the First Star of the Week for the week ending December 26. Hašek compiled a 3–0–0 record, a 0.67 goals-against average and a .984 save percentage. He led the Red Wings to their fifth four-game winning streak of the season. During the streak, Hašek stopped 135 of 138 shots and yielded only one goal in a span of 140 minutes and four seconds.

On January 20, 2011, Hašek was selected as the NHL's Third Star of the Week. He went 2–0–1 in three appearances, with both victories coming against Central Division rivals (January 14, 3–0 win at Chicago and January 16, 4–1 win at St. Louis), and recorded a 1.00 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage.

Hašek finished the 2010–11 season with a career-high 41 victories, just one win behind league leader Martin Brodeur.

On March 29, 2011, Hašek scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings. The goal, a result of a breakaway due to an errant pass by Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, was the second of Hašek's career. His first goal was scored against the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008. The goal also made him the oldest goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in a game. The record was previously held by Tommy Salo, who scored a goal in a game at the age of 35.

On May 31, 2011, Hašek underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Hašek was injured during the 2011–12 preseason, and on October 2, 2011, was placed on long-term injured reserve by the Red Wings. He returned from his injury to back up Ty Conklin for a game against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 29, 2011.

On July 5, 2012, Hašek signed a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Florida Panthers. He was named the starting goaltender in the Panthers' inaugural game in the 2012–13 season against the New Jersey Devils. He was subsequently pulled in the first period after allowing 4 goals on 15 shots. He was replaced by Scott Clemmensen, and on January 24, 2013, Clemmensen was named as the Panthers' starting goaltender for the remainder of the season.

Hašek was placed on waivers by the Panthers on June 13, 2013. Hašek was then bought out from the final year of his contract on June 15, 2013. He was then signed by the Detroit Red Wings for the 2013–14 season to backup starter Jimmy Howard.

Hašek became an unrestricted free agent in the off-season, and on September 11, 2014, signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga. After one season in Pardubice, Hašek opted to continue in the Extraliga, signing a two-year deal with HC Vítkovice. In his second season with Vítkovice, Hašek helped his club claim its first league title since 1999, appearing in 15 playoff games. He left as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with HC Pardubice on June 19, 2017.

Hašek played for the Czech Republic at the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 World Championships, winning bronze in 2004 and 2005. Hašek was the starting goaltender for the Czech Republic team that won the gold medal at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

In 2003, Hašek became a Canadian citizen, but had already represented the Czech Republic in international competition, and he was therefore eligible to play for either national team. On November 7, 2005, he announced that he would continue to represent the Czech Republic, even though he had been approached by the Canadian team and was eligible to play for Canada. Hašek's younger brother Ondřej also plays professional hockey.


Helium leak

A helium leak is a leak of helium from its container.

Helium is a diatomic gas and therefore more difficult to confine than many other gases. The inert gas may diffuse through even very small leaks into other parts of a vacuum system, or it may leak into the atmosphere. Diffusion is facilitated by higher pressure on one side of a barrier. One way of countering this effect is to use helium's very low solubility in common materials. Helium also may leak into vacuum systems from poorly-made, improperly-applied, or damaged seals.

Helium leak detectors use a small electric current through a coil inside the container to detect leaks. They are often found in high-vacuum and ultra-high-vacuum systems.

At room temperature, helium leaks through most materials at a rate of about one molecule every 10 seconds. If a



Company uses a very low standard of ethics in most cases. They do not care about employees, or helping them improve their lives. They have some of the poorest HR departments in the industry. They have a very slow turnover, and the company is very willing to allow people to be mistreated for long periods of time before taking action.





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Bitcoins are widely considered a great way to make purchases, but it is much harder to pay someone with them. That is exactly the case with Andreas Antonopoulos. He has reportedly been bombarded with requests from individuals who want to make donations to his projects. But he has no means of receiving them.

Is Andreas Antonopoulos Being Misled?

Most people know Andreas Antonopoulos by now. He is one of the most popular and prolific figures in the Bitcoin world. However, the widespread adoption of Bitcoin has led to a lot of new users, many of whom do not have a great understanding of the technology. That is not necessarily a bad thing, though.

It now appears as if a lot of people think Andreas Antonopoulos accepts donations, whereas he doesn’t. As such, people keep bombarding the Bitcoin community icon with messages asking how they can make a donation. This leads to quite a few jokes being made about it on social media. However, Andreas Antonopoulos is well aware of the situation, as he keeps getting the same questions.

However, the most intriguing part of this situation is how Andreas Antonopoulos makes it clear he doesn’t accept donations. For some reason, some people continue to pester him about it. Some individuals even claim they are only able to donate a small amount of money, which would make no sense whatsoever.

The Andreas Antonopoulos Donation Account

Interestingly enough, Andreas Antonopoulos is quite open about Bitcoin donations, but only to the extent of signing them over to projects. That is not what most people would expect, but it makes a lot of sense to give this money to a good cause. For example, Antonopoulos has donated over US$5,000 worth of Bitcoin to help rebuild the war-torn Marawi in the Philippines. It is evident this money came from donations he received, which is a very interesting development.

That being said, donations can still be made to Andreas Antonopoulos, even though it is done in a different way. Instead of sending money to his personal wallet, a public Bitcoin wallet has been created for donations to be sent to. That wallet has been active for some time now, and users can send money to a wide range of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash wallets.

Do you think donations should be sent to Andreas Antonopoulos? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rottnest Island

The second island in the chain, after its neighbours Fremantle and Rottnest, is Barrack Street. In 1831, a convict ship called the “Duke of Wellington” (there are other tales about the origins of the name) ran aground here and was eventually abandoned. The women were moved to Fremantle Prison. The wreck is still there, but it is being eaten by the sea. You can walk to it on a path from Waterhouse Beach. The best way to see the island is by bike, though, because it is so small and flat. The bikes are provided by a company called Island Experience Rottnest. This is a great way to see the island. It costs around $25, which gets you a bike and the unlimited use of it for three hours. They give you a map and instructions, but you can see the whole island by walking in about an hour.

There are very few buildings here, but what there are have a very interesting history. For example, there is the Weeroona Hotel, the oldest operating hotel in the state. It is run by a company that is owned by the island’s inhabitants. The oldest building is called the Round House. It was built in 1833 and has been restored to the 1830s period. It used to be the men’s quarters. There is also a small cathedral that was built in 1901, and is called St Mary’s Cathedral. There is also a cricket ground here that was originally established in the 1840s. This island was once the penal colony. The ruins of two of the prisons, the Governor’s residence and the convicts’ huts can be seen. They are located at a place called Settlement.

Camel Rock

This is the most important landmark of the island. It is visible for many miles, and is sometimes mistaken for a camel. The sandstone is interesting, as it was formed from quartzite, which is a very hard stone. Some of the grains have been turned to iron oxide, which is a reddish brown. This was done by chemical reactions that were the result of oxygen and iron.

Some rock formations can also be seen at the Quobba station, which is a restored 19th century railway station. There are a few lookouts here, but the best is at Arch Rock, which is a short distance from the main road. There are about 200 species of birds here, and there is a sanctuary that is managed by a conservation group called the Rottnest Island Conservation Society. This is home to the Tawny Frogmouth, the Black-breasted Button-quail, the Malleefowl, and the Rottnest Island White-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

There is also an Interpretive Centre that explains the history of the island and its different birds. Another reason to visit this island is the fact that the Aboriginal people, the Wadjuk, were here first. There is an Aboriginal reserve that is in the northern area of the island, and there is also a sacred site that can be seen there. The site is called Yanjul, which means “man with spear”. The local Aboriginals still refer to the island as Wadjemup, which means “Island of Peace”. The First Fleet stopped at this island, and as such it is the only island in the world where two different nations fought for control.

Places to Stay

There are a few different places to stay on this island. Most of the accommodations are self catering. There are also a few bed and breakfasts, and there is even a four star hotel called the Sheraton Rottnest Island Resort. There are over 250 different cottages to stay at, some of which have been converted from old army barracks. The Great Western Hotel is the only hotel here that has electricity and telephone connections, so you may want to stay there if you want to be near the center of things. There are many hotels here, but most of them are more expensive than the average.


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I can't believe it. Yesterday, I got a letter from Robert D'Orta, the writer who's suing Paramount for copyright infringement over the Star Trek reboot. He wants to settle. And I've got to say, my heart just jumped. A settlement means that Paramount's going to have to pay some kind of damages, and I get to share in it. Maybe I get a check, maybe I get some percentage of whatever they owe to Robert. I can't believe it. That one line. "Paramount's counsel has been in contact with me about settlement."It just keeps me going. It's the first time since this all started that I can say for sure that I'm not just some crazy person running after a scam. Robert D'Orta and I were going to be in the history books.I can't believe it. I'm really going to have to look at a settlement now. Who do I want? What's it going to take? What are the chances of me getting something from this?What's next?


So, I never thought this day would come, but after several years of wrestling with this series, I have finally been forced to give up on it.

I read The Fellowship of the Ring many years ago, and loved it. It was one of the books that inspired me to get into fantasy fiction. The author, J.R.R. Tolkien, was a legend in the world of fantasy fiction, and it was considered one of his greatest works.

At the time, I hadn't heard of this series. If I had, I probably would have thought "Ew, it's another fantasy book." It would take me several years to learn that it's not another fantasy book. This is the one that started it all.

The story was great, and I really liked how Tolkien put all his imagination into it, and wrote a story that was unique and innovative. The story itself was fascinating. I loved the idea of Hobbits, which are little people that lived in an idyllic area, with their own language and customs. This book had a dark side, and even the humor in it was dark. There was a lot of death, evil, and destruction in the book. That's something that stuck with me, even though I really didn't appreciate it at the time. I was in my tween years, and just didn't understand it.


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According to a source, the Miami Heat has signed Mike Miller to a two-year, $5.5 million contract, and may be on the verge of completing a deal with Rashard Lewis for the veteran minimum.

The Miller signing comes as the Heat are preparing to play the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Miller averaged a career-low 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in just 22 games during the regular season.

He did not play in Miami’s first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks, after undergoing surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot.

He played in just two games during the second round series against the Indiana Pacers.

The Heat's move is somewhat surprising because they're already stacked at the wing position, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, James Jones, Mike Miller, and James Jones.

Miller will be limited to roughly 25 minutes a game, according to a source.

Miller has won two NBA titles with the Heat.

He was the MVP of the NBA Finals in 2006, and has averaged 10.7 points and 4.5 rebounds for his career.

The Heat are in need of frontcourt depth, because they only have three true big men on the roster, and could use more depth, with Greg Oden having his contract purchased by the team, but not likely to play during the playoffs.


Riot seems to be slowing down its champion creation process. Since the release of the current champion rotation, only five champions have been released. Each of these champions (except for Xerath) was tested in the PBE at some point, so we knew what to expect when the champion was released.

Xerath was the next to last champion to be released. He came out in the middle of the season and, because of his kit, has been popular for quite a while. He didn't really have that many people against him, and it didn't take him long to climb into the current meta. He was picked a total of 11 times in the North American Championship Series and showed a 65 percent win rate.

Zed, like Xerath, was released at the beginning of the season, but there are still people who have not really mastered him yet. His popularity in the NA LCS was fairly low and his win rate was only 58 percent. Zed's popularity has since risen to the top and he is now played regularly in the NA LCS.

Brand is another interesting case. His play rate has risen from 0 percent in the NA LCS to 3 percent. His win rate is not that great (44 percent), but because he is a burst caster, he fits in with the current meta. As long as you have the ability to lock down one person for a period of time, Brand is pretty strong.

Finally, Vi was the last champion to be released, but her popularity is still a bit low. She has been played nine times in the NA LCS, with a 43 percent win rate.

With those three champions, Riot has shown that it will not just dump out new champions on the game, and that champions will still have to be tested on the PBE before being released.


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As California rolls out its new cannabis rules — the most relaxed marijuana laws in the country — state and local law enforcement officials are attempting to implement the new system with an unprecedented blitz of raids on illegal pot businesses.

With the stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen, California became the largest state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and the sixth in the nation to make cannabis available to the general public. Yet, the history of cannabis in California has been a long one — and not without its rocky moments.

California’s medical marijuana laws were first approved by voters in 1996 and ushered in a sea change in cannabis culture and use. Yet even in the heyday of Proposition 215, there were raids on medical dispensaries, law enforcement shutting down shops for violation of local zoning codes and municipal zoning laws, local municipalities levying taxes on dispensaries and even offering up community space in which to open shops.

The result of these early legislative setbacks? The displacement of a long-established network of dispensaries and cultivators. Those who could no longer get by in the state moved to Oregon, Washington, Colorado and other legal states — essentially exporting the cannabis culture they had created. Now, a new generation of cultivators and distributors are starting businesses in California, with new methods and processes that are a result of the new cannabis industry.

Even as recreational marijuana use became legal in California in January 2018, there has been an uptick in raids of these newly legal businesses, which remains illegal under federal law. In the first week of 2018, there were a reported 26 raids of legal dispensaries in the Bay Area, with 25 arrests and the seizure of $16,000 in cash and seven pounds of cannabis.

“Law enforcement is going to go after illegal operations in any case,” said Sean Donahoe, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association. “These folks who are doing illegal activities, that’s something they have been doing all along.”

In California, the rules on commercial cannabis businesses are numerous and complex, he said. The fact that a business may be operating legally, that doesn’t mean it isn’t being targeted for a raid, according to Donahoe. In order for businesses to get permits to operate legally, they have to first get permits to be established.

“Some of the communities, their local government entities have decided


Hillary Clinton was a no-show at the opening of a new museum dedicated to women's history and equality in New York City on Tuesday, a day after she cancelled campaign events because of a stomach virus that left her dehydrated and dizzy.

Clinton's Republican opponent Donald Trump and his wife Melania did not attend the high-profile opening either.

Clinton's doctor said in a statement Monday that the Democratic presidential candidate had been "diagnosed with pneumonia" on Friday.

The museum is dedicated to women's history and feminist causes. Clinton's ties with the National Museum of Women in the Arts go back many years.

She presented the museum's founding patron, Mercedes T. Bass, with a leadership award in 2009. The museum's chair, Susan Henshaw Jones, has been a top Clinton donor.

A spokesman for Clinton said on Monday that the former secretary of state "continues to feel better," but he didn't indicate when she would resume campaigning.

Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said the Democratic presidential nominee has had an allergy-related cough, and that "several hours of sleep" and some antihistamines helped.

The illness struck just after Clinton flew back to New York City from a weekend trip to California.

On Monday, her doctor Lisa R. Bardack said in a statement that Clinton had had an examination of her pneumonia in a chest CT scan.

Bardack said the Democratic nominee "is recovering nicely" and has been "advised to rest and modify her schedule" as she continues to recuperate.

Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday in New York City after feeling overheated, according to her campaign. She retreated to her daughter's nearby apartment, but later emerged and told reporters: "I'm feeling great. It's a beautiful day in New York."

She left Sunday's event at Ground Zero shortly after she arrived. Her campaign said she felt "overheated" and departed for her daughter's apartment in New York's Flatiron neighborhood.

Video captured by a bystander showed Clinton apparently struggle to get into a vehicle as staff members held her up by the arms.

Clinton, 68, did not immediately disclose the pneumonia diagnosis. Her aides initially said she had overheated.

Bardack said Clinton is "re-hydrated and recovering nicely" after attending a 9/11 anniversary event Sunday.

The health issue was not mentioned at a fundraising event Monday in Manhattan for Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio, according to participants.

Asked if the candidate's health was a campaign issue, spokesman Jesse Ferguson said, "No."


Associated Press writers Jonathan Lemire in New York and Ken Thomas in Washington contributed to this report.


The former CEO of St. Louis-based Boeing said he will plead guilty to charges that he approved the improper use of millions of dollars in company funds on home furnishings, a casino and a separate investor-relations matter.

Thomas W. Jones, 67, was charged with approving improper expenditures at the request of his predecessor as CEO, Philip M. Condit, 63.

Boeing Co. fired both men after the company's internal investigation uncovered what prosecutors called "improper and illegal conduct."

Prosecutors said that, in addition to Condit, four other Boeing executives and a Chicago interior designer would plead guilty to various charges related to the kickback scheme.

Jones and Condit each face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $250,000 on the conspiracy charge. The other defendants face up to five years in prison and $250,000 fines.

'Systemic fraud'

U.S. Attorney James A. Graves Jr. described the alleged conspiracy as "systemic fraud."

"This was a company that had an ethical culture, and we find it deeply disturbing that a company like that could have employees commit such fraudulent acts," he said.

Condit, Boeing's former chief operating officer, said in a statement that he agreed to plead guilty "to the company's disappointment, but to help resolve the situation and put this issue behind us."

A number of the alleged kickbacks involved funds that were earmarked for aircraft engine development, according to the criminal information filed in the case.

Boeing is based in Chicago, but the scheme occurred in St. Louis, which was home to its defense and space unit until 2003, when the company moved it to Washington state.

Boeing spokeswoman Bonnie Rodney said Friday that the company has cooperated with authorities and overhauled its expense approval procedures. She said the company is not aware of any illegal expenses related to the company's government contracts.

'Widespread misconduct'

In a filing Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, prosecutors said that "certain Boeing employees, including several executives, had conspired to engage in the improper and illegal approval of corporate expenditures."

The filings said that Boeing officials believed there was "widespread misconduct" that included theft of company funds and illegal personal use of company funds.

In a "factual resume" filed in court, the government alleged that the executives conspired to authorize company expenses for a variety of items, including theater and concert tickets and interior furnishings for Condit's home, without any business justification.

The money was funneled through a design company in St. Louis. Prosecutors alleged that about $2.5 million was spent on the house, including $130,000 for a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and $18,000 for a home theater with stadium seating.


This is a group for anyone interested in all things data science.

We host a variety of talks and events, including:

•Talks: Short tech talks, panels and panel debates, and longer presentations on a wide range of topics

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•Hackathons: Hackathons where attendees work on data science projects using Python or R.

•Data science team building: Escape the room and board games to improve teamwork, communication, and data science skills

This group is a project of the Data Science DC meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-DC/).


The mooring cable holding the stricken Rena, which has been stranded on the Astrolabe Reef off the north east coast of New Zealand's North Island since October 5th 2011, is fraying at an "unacceptably rapid rate" and the ship could break up in as little as a week.

It could even go as early as Tuesday night, according to New Zealand authorities.

They had been expecting the ship to sink, as currents beneath the sea would pull the vessel into the reef, and it would begin to break apart as the tides took it apart. However the "churning" around the ship has actually been slowing the process of the ship disintegrating.

Meanwhile the crews on board are clearing the decks of the ship, as the removal of the fuel is to begin today, a job which should take a week or two. The removal of the fuel would then free up the mooring cables and allow the ship to break apart and eventually sink.

However if the cable did break, the pieces of the ship could drift away, or worse, float across the Hauraki Gulf and into the Bay of Plenty.

The most recent attempt to free the ship from the reef failed, with the bow slipping from the rocky coral. No one has been aboard the ship since a New Zealand Navy ship fired shots at it in January, when the Rena's crew threw their passports over the side.

The Chinese-flagged vessel broke free from its tugs in the Bay of Plenty and hit the Astrolabe Reef, spilling 1,700 tons of fuel into the sea. The damage to the reef has been assessed as being very severe.


To help raise awareness of depression and suicide, a group of engineering students from the University of Waterloo have designed a robot that can create artwork with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

Mental illness is a huge problem that often gets ignored, or underplayed. Although the majority of the time you can tell if a person is suffering, there are some cases where it can be harder to identify, especially if you're just talking to them on the phone.

The team of eight, led by Chris Cui, spent four months designing their robot, which is called DepressionBot.

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"The robot is meant to help raise awareness for depression and suicide," said Cui, a third-year industrial design student, in an interview with CBC's The Morning Edition host Craig Norris.

It's no secret that mental health issues affect a lot of people, but it's not often that we see people, especially students, take time out of their day to help those affected.

"It's a really personal subject to a lot of people, but there's a lot of stigma around it, so a lot of people don't want to talk about it," said Cui.

Sketchbook artwork from DepressionBot. (Submitted by Chris Cui)

Getting the right artwork

In order to create the artwork, the team taught the robot to look for certain patterns in its black-and-white drawings, then draw similar patterns in its next sketch.

"We had a bunch of example pictures, some


To be blunt, the video you linked to does not really prove anything one way or the other. That video is trying to make it seem like some statements made by Dan Abnett about the use of the term "boy" or "son" when applied to the Raven Guard during the Horus Heresy was a form of apologism for using "boyz" when referring to Orks. This is not the case. While it is true that Abnett's statements were inappropriate, the content of that video fails to really show it. For example, where the video claims that Abnett said "Raven Guard don't ever call themselves boys", Abnett was in fact saying that Raven Guard did not ever call themselves "boyz" or any other similar slang. He specifically mentioned "boyz" in the context of Orks as an example, and it is the video that is now misrepresenting his words. In other words, Abnett's statements on the subject of Orks are accurate, and the video's attempt to show him in a negative light is based on a misrepresentation.

Additionally, your claim that the Imperium is "far from perfect" is not true, as the Imperium's culture is based around the worship of the Emperor, who has deified himself and is often referred to as a god by Imperial citizens. This means that the Imperium has absolutely no separation between religion and government, which means that your claim that the Imperium is "far from perfect" is also a form of apologism, as it is ignoring a key element of the Imperium that should be readily apparent to any Imperial citizen. The use of "Apologetic" is a misuse of the word and also misrepresents what the author is trying to say, as you have misrepresented the claim he is making.

The author's second "claim" is incorrect on many levels, and is also based on a misrepresentation of facts. Firstly, let's take a look at the quote he links to:

"If we wanted to do a straight-up Space Marines game, we would have done Space Marines, right? They’re the coolest guys."

This quote is taken out of context. The quote actually goes on to explain why they chose to do the Space Marines as they did. In fact, the quote was in response to a question about why they decided to make Space Marines so "stereotypically heroic" in terms of a tone. The statement that follows in the quote states that it is because Space Marines are the "coolest guys" in the galaxy. What the author is doing here is taking a single quote and presenting it as if it is the entirety of the explanation of why Space Marines are the way they are in this game, when that is not the case.

The author's next claim is that he does not agree with the statement about the inclusion of certain races, but instead of explaining why he disagrees, he simply says that it is "wrong". This does not actually prove that the statement is incorrect, and is a form of dog-whistle politics, as it is deliberately vague and meant to be interpreted as "political correctness" or "SJW" or "Cultural Marxism" and similar things, all of which are highly charged words. He could very easily have explained why he disagrees with the statement, but he did not. Instead, he chose to attempt to shut down any further discussion of the topic with a rather obscure quote, while also using a misrepresentation of the quote to try and do so.

The author's final claim is based on another misrepresentation of the source material. In his article, the author linked to an article that states that the developers actually took fan-feedback into account when designing the Space Marine Chapters. In fact, the developers mentioned that they were "watching" the fans' reactions to the game, and were taking note of how the game was received and what fans' concerns were, which is in line with what the developers have said about their reasons for making the Space Marine Chapters they did.

Once again, the author is trying to use his article as a form of dog-whistle politics, as he is taking these claims and trying to make it seem as if the developers were lying. However, even if the developers were lying about this, which they are not, that does not invalidate the author's argument. In other words, the author's claims that the developers are lying about this are irrelevant to the argument the author is making, and should not be considered when assessing the validity of his arguments.

In the author's first sentence, he claims that it is "common knowledge" that the Imperium of Man is based on Nazi Germany. However, I do not believe that this is actually true, as I have never heard this before, and the idea seems rather outlandish. In fact, the idea that the Imperium of Man is based on Nazi Germany is so outlandish that it makes me question the author's sanity. Furthermore, his claim is an appeal to emotion, as the author does not really explain why he thinks this, and instead simply uses an emotionally charged accusation.

In the author's second sentence, he claims that the Space Marine Chapters, as well as the Emperor, are based on "fascist leadership". I have already addressed the author's claim about the Space Marine Chapters, and I will now address his claim about the Emperor. While I cannot speak for the Emperor's actual policies, he is still worshiped as a god by most of the citizens of the Imperium, which does not actually fit with the definition of "fascist leadership". Furthermore, the author does not really explain how he came to the conclusion that the Emperor is based on fascist leadership, and instead simply asserts it without any real explanation.

The author's third claim is based on a misrepresentation of facts, and is yet another form of dog-whistle politics. His claim that a representation of the logo of the White Legion is on the flag of the Imperium is a misrepresentation of the source material. In the source material, it is explicitly stated that the White Legion and the Imperial flag are two separate things, with the author's claim making it seem as if the White Legion is the official flag of the Imperium of Man. This is, of course, untrue. In fact, the White Legion is not even in the same star system as the Imperium, so the White Legion's flag is actually irrelevant to the argument that the author is making.

The author's fourth claim is also based on a misrepresentation of facts, as well as yet another form of dog-whistle politics. The author claims that the developers stated that the Imperium is "an alliance between Humans and aliens". While I cannot speak for what the developers actually stated, I can point out that they did not state that the Imperium was an alliance between Humans and aliens. The author's statement that this claim is "common knowledge" is false. In fact, if this was common knowledge, then the author would not have needed to claim that this was what the developers had said. Instead, he would have just cited the developers as having said it. In other words, his claim that this is "common knowledge" is also a form of dog-whistle politics, as it is a claim that is designed to be interpreted as "political correctness" or "SJW" or "Cultural Marxism" and similar things, all of which are highly charged words.

In the author's final claim, he says that the Orks are portrayed as a generic enemy of the Imperium, when in fact they are a threat to the Imperium. The author claims that "Boyz" is used as an insult by the Imperium, when in fact it is used to refer to any Ork. In other words, his claim that the Imperium is "far from perfect" is incorrect, and in fact is a form of dog-whistle politics.


The general consensus in psychology is that intelligence is a singular entity that can be measured and is unchangeable, and that any issues with intelligence will remain constant throughout a person’s life.

In general, the accepted view of intelligence is based on a series of experiments carried out in the 1940s and 50s, commonly referred to as the IQ tests. These intelligence tests measured intelligence by identifying patterns and memory, and tested mental agility. But the modern view of intelligence is much broader, and focuses on a person’s ability to learn and their capacity to understand their environment.

Research carried out by a group of psychologists in New York have challenged the accepted view, and shown that people’s IQ levels do not necessarily remain the same throughout their lives.

They found that if a person has an early traumatic experience, then the level of intelligence is likely to reduce significantly.

The study

The study used a database of IQ scores for each person, which was then divided into three groups: people who were not exposed to early trauma, people who had experienced trauma before they were 18 and people who had experienced trauma before they were 16.

The study then looked at how the group with early trauma had scored after 16 years. What they found was that people who experienced trauma before the age of 16 scored lower on intelligence tests at the age of 30. Those who experienced trauma before they were 18 scored even lower than those who were traumatized before they were 16.

They also found that the difference between the group who experienced trauma and those who did not was three to five points, which is a significant amount.

These findings highlight the importance of understanding trauma and how it can affect people throughout their lives. It also shows that traumatic events can influence how a person learns and that this will have a lasting impact on their lives.

The other important thing to note from this study is that the effect of trauma was found to last for 20 years. Even though trauma had occurred so early in a person’s


Unfortunately, in both cases the occupants were intoxicated. The first house we went into was this guy's.

Here's a look at the bar. The beer fridge was in the shed in the back.

What's a bachelor pad without a recliner?

The back yard had a trampoline. That's all the beer this guy was going to need for a while.

Now we move to the house that had the party. There were lots of people at this house, and not a lot of time to take pictures. However, I did get a few that I think will give you an idea of the festivities.

The Docks!

Good spot for the porta potty.

Who's ready to rumble?!

The front lawn!

Golf tournament!

When all was said and done, we had collected 8 trucks, a garbage truck, and a car from both houses.

Oh, and no injuries.

The general area of the party was right next to a creek. There were numerous signs saying how you would be arrested if you went in the creek. Well, as it turns out, there was a reason for those signs.Last year, the creek flooded, and one of the houses nearby was torn from its foundation and carried downstream. This was the home's fate.


Giant scale model

Side note

Bought in New York. My first gigapan, and I don't know if it worked. I used an auto timer on the camera, and moved the camera to a tripod as well, but I think I moved too quickly. I did a slight "edit" on it by changing the colors a bit and used a slightly different size to get a more accurate view of the whole object. I think it worked well. It has lots of things I don't recognize. Probably because I'm from a small town in southern Indiana, USA. I'm actually kind of suprised that it even fits in the frame.

Full Resolution, if you want to look at a close up of the item




A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish the delusion but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind.

Albert Einstein (1938)

Who would have thought that the the famous scientist, whose ideas took a leap of imagination that seemed to defy common sense, had so much wisdom to share.

Einstein's wisdom, delivered in a simple, direct manner, is of a philosophical nature. And yet, as we have seen, his wisdom is based on a scientific perspective, not a philosophical one. It is a perspective that, as we shall see, stands in contrast to the beliefs of the average person.

The ultimate source of Einstein's wisdom is his sense of awe. He speaks of being in awe of what he observed in nature, as if these observations of nature had moved him to the core of his being. But this awe was not the end of the matter for Einstein. He does not speak of being in awe and then simply stop and say: "What a wondrous world it is." Rather, he looks to this sense of awe as a source of inspiration to do more.

Einstein's wisdom is the result of a personal approach to understanding and the sense of awe that this approach has produced. It is, therefore, both a personal and a shared source of wisdom. The person sharing this wisdom is not speaking on behalf of some outside authority, like a philosopher or a scientist. His wisdom is simply the result of a personal quest, not a more generalized, impersonal, public investigation.

Einstein did not discover his wisdom by himself. He spoke about his awe at the "dignity" of nature, by which he meant that the world of nature is majestic, not cheap. Einstein was aware of the sense of awe that his discoveries had evoked in him and he wished to share this feeling with others. In this way, Einstein's wisdom was, at its roots, a shared resource, because the more people who can feel and express awe at the majesty of nature, the better it is for all of us.

It is as though Einstein had an innate wisdom that he wished to share with others, and as though he felt compelled to do so. Einstein's quest for wisdom was not an abstract exercise in which he wished to understand nature or the meaning of life. Rather, Einstein was driven by a need to share his insights. As the physicist Stephen Hawking has pointed out, the very nature of the scientific enterprise is a social activity, and this is as true of Einstein as it is of Hawking himself.

Like Hawking, Einstein had the good fortune of being born into a social context that could support his quest for wisdom. He lived in an environment in which he was exposed to an intellectual culture that had been nourished by many philosophers who were also his contemporaries. He could, therefore, both draw from the wisdom of his predecessors and challenge them by articulating the insights that he had achieved.

In addition, the new physics that he helped to develop has spawned many technologies that have radically transformed our understanding of the world and has introduced new scientific disciplines, such as quantum physics, that have enriched our understanding of nature. Our scientific knowledge has become a shared resource that can be used as a basis for developing a new kind of wisdom, one that does not exist in the history of human thought before the twentieth century.

As we can see, the search for wisdom and the sharing of wisdom are based on a wide array of factors. To create a context that will allow for the growth of a new kind of wisdom, one that can benefit the common good of humanity, it is necessary to invest in science and in a new philosophical perspective.

In other words, a new kind of wisdom can only arise as the result of a new synthesis, one that links scientific knowledge with a philosophical perspective. It is this new synthesis that will be explored in the final chapter of this book.


Gone are the days of fighting with finicky and slow 3D printers; with the new Prusa i3 MK3S, you get the benefits of simplicity, accessibility, and a whole lot more. This third generation printer is the successor to the very popular i3 MK2. This time around, Prusa has made some notable improvements.

The Prusa i3 MK3S prints in high quality with a dual extruder. It’s also compatible with a wide range of filaments including PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, and more. This model is an upgraded version of the original, and it has all the perks that will get you printing with no hassle.

The printer has a noise-reducing design that won’t bother anyone, and it features a beautiful enclosure that makes it a joy to look at. This sturdy machine is compatible with both Linux and Windows.

If you’re looking for a durable, efficient, and reliable 3D printer, this model is just what you need.


Onze melkveehouderij

In 1990, wij waren de oprichters van Lijst Harkema en verhuisden in 2004 naar Aagtekerke, waar de melkveehouderij in het verleden ook zat. Met de komst van de nieuwe melkveehouderij kwamen de melkveehouders van het dorp ook in de gemeenteraad. In 2011 ging het dorp verder met één kandidaat, die meteen werd gekozen.

De voorbije vier jaar, sinds het vertrek van Gert Mulder, heeft Lijst Harkema vier gemeenteraadsleden gehad: Eenmaal Dorine Schrier, daarna Ad van Haren, Peter Nieuwenhuis en uiteindelijk verkozen wij twee van de tweeënhalve tonne melkveehouders: Gerrit van der Poel en Marco Beutels. In onze partij Lijst Harkema mogen alle beslissingen eerst goed worden doorgerekend en beoordeeld door deskundigen voordat er ook maar één stap wordt gezet. Bij onze melkveehouderij in Aagtekerke is altijd aandacht voor natuurbeheer en het landelijk gebied.

We werken vanaf een bepaald aantal dieren ook samen met FrieslandCampina. Dit omdat we geen einde hebben aan het gebied waar we melkvee houden, ook al zijn wij de grootste houderij van heel West-Friesland. Het houden van meer dan 600 melkkoeien vraagt bijna dagelijks toezicht. Onze stalen zijn zorgvuldig afgestemd op de huidige voer- en veevo


Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine says we should start ignoring Donald Trump.

Trump gets endless media coverage, which he then uses to insist he should be treated fairly by the media.

The fact that Trump is now president makes his demand for fair coverage a valid concern. So Chait’s right that ignoring Trump isn’t the solution.

But Chait is also wrong that Trump doesn’t deserve any media coverage. He’s just like any other president.

Just not as good at it.

Chait notes that Trump uses the press to get out his message:

The president of the United States is an extremely powerful figure. Even if the entire country agrees that the president of the United States is, in fact, a buffoon who speaks only in unintelligible gibberish, the president of the United States is still very powerful.

Chait is correct. Trump may have been a complete loser in the private sector. But in politics, Trump’s clearly been a winner.

There are many reasons Trump has been a success in politics. Some of these reasons have to do with his political positions. But most of the reasons have to do with his personality.

Trump is the ultimate salesman. He is a chameleon, able to change his tone and style to appeal to his audience. He’s also the consummate bullshit artist, able to make false promises sound plausible.

And Trump’s made one of his signature moves since he began his political career. He completely ignores his Democratic opponents and talks directly to his voters. He’s smart enough to understand that his opponents aren’t really interested in actually talking to him.

Trump has always understood how to get his message out, even if the message isn’t all that important. It’s why he never had a detailed health care plan. He wanted to talk to people who agreed with him about how terrible Obamacare was.

He’s never really been interested in a detailed plan. He’s interested in getting media coverage, because he knows the media will talk about what he says.

Trump is constantly in search of free media coverage. The media gave him endless coverage during the campaign, and he won. And they’re giving him endless coverage now, and he’s still president.

The problem is that Trump is terrible at getting his message out in an organized and coherent way. He’s also terrible at actually getting anything done.

Trump’s behavior is extremely damaging. But the damage doesn’t come from the fact that he’s in the news. It comes from the fact that he’s so terrible at what he does.

People who work for him never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. And they’re never really sure what he’s going to do.

But his supporters always know where Trump stands. He’s going to get rid of illegal immigrants. He’s going to bring back jobs from overseas. He’s going to put coal miners back to work.

That’s the message he has for his supporters. And they know that even if his administration doesn’t do what he says, Trump is still fighting for them.

All presidents have to use the media to get their message out. The difference with Trump is that his message is essentially nonexistent.

Trump isn’t president because he has an interesting policy agenda. He’s president because he knows how to use the media to his advantage.

That means that we have to talk about him, whether we want to or not.


On the evening of October 23, 2017, the celebrated actor Will Smith hosted an invitation-only event in Las Vegas, hosted by UNICEF to support vulnerable children around the world. During his remarks, Smith reflected on his recent trip to Madagascar, where he met a family who lost their three children to diarrhea. “When I say my faith was tested, it was tested. You understand? It was like I was in the Bible.”

Smith is a committed Christian. In 2007, when he was named the most bankable star in Hollywood, Smith made the bold claim that he’s the only top-grossing actor who is a professed Christian. At the time, a study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that just 18 percent of Americans consider Hollywood stars to be good role models, and just 10 percent said the same for politicians. “If the group that you are the leader of is viewed that way, you have to examine what you’re doing.” Smith said.

On this day, Smith was concerned about children around the world who are not receiving the care they need to survive. As he read about the dire need for vaccines, Smith thought about his own two kids, and how helpless he would feel if they were sick and dying. “I can’t imagine what that must be like. So for me, the easiest thing to do is to support UNICEF. Because when my children get sick, it’s my job to get them help, and if they die, they die. I’m not gonna stop that. I’m not God. But when children around the world get sick and die, it’s God’s responsibility. And I have to believe that God will ask him, ‘Are you there?’ And when He says, ‘Yes, I’m there,’ he’ll say, ‘Are you there?’ And he’ll say, ‘I’m there,’ and God will say, ‘Well, why didn’t you help these children?'”

In one year, UNICEF vaccinates 46 million children against preventable diseases. Every dollar invested in immunization results in $44 saved in treatment. UNICEF reaches children in 190 countries and territories. Each year, with the help of its many partners, UNICEF supplies more than 50 million children under the age of five with immunizations against the six life-threatening diseases: pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, polio, measles, and tetanus. UNICEF also supports the vaccination of pregnant women in countries where the practice has been shown to prevent transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases to newborns. In addition, UNICEF is the largest distributor of antiretroviral medicines for children and pregnant women with HIV in the developing world.

UNICEF also provides thousands of training opportunities for community health workers to deliver health services to children in their own communities. UNICEF, through its extensive network of child protection partners, also provides psychological support and counselling for children and adolescents affected by violence, abuse and exploitation. For millions of children who would otherwise die, it is UNICEF that saves lives.

In response to the global refugee crisis, UNICEF is at the forefront of emergency response efforts to help children and families who are fleeing conflict and violence. The agency has distributed more than 1 million emergency packages in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, and has provided over 1.5 million people with emergency supplies including tents, kitchen sets, heaters and sleeping mats. UNICEF has established 41 child-friendly spaces for traumatized children in the region and continues to provide medical and psychosocial support, protection and assistance for refugees.

In 2016, UNICEF’s commitment to the protection of children in conflict was formally recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Prize was awarded to UNICEF “for its work for children in developing countries, and for long-standing advocacy in favor of children’s rights.”

The U.S. and UNICEF first partnered in 1953, to help children devastated by the Korean War. From that time, their relationship has strengthened. In fiscal year 2015, the U.S. government provided UNICEF with more than $77 million to support its humanitarian efforts. UNICEF also works with the U.S. government on a number of global health initiatives. These include ensuring that every child is fully immunized and preventing HIV transmission from mother to child. UNICEF also works with the U.S. government on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Through PEPFAR, the U.S. government has invested more than $80 billion to combat global HIV/AIDS since 2003. PEPFAR is a cornerstone of U.S. global health efforts, and it is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. The program provides 11 million people in over 50 countries with lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, and has contributed to a 40 percent decline in AIDS-related deaths since 2004. In fiscal year 2017, the U.S. contributed $4.2 billion to PEPFAR.

Children born with HIV and AIDS in Africa, including those living in remote rural areas, can now receive treatment. PEPFAR is working to ensure that every child is tested, identified, and started on treatment. New initiatives are also helping to treat HIV-positive mothers and prevent them from passing the virus on to their unborn children.

In the five years since the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched, more than 40 countries have invested in the development of a National Emergency and Medical Preparedness and Response Plan. To date, more than 15 countries have published plans. In 2016, the GHSA received a boost when the U.S. committed to invest $1.3 billion through 2020. This funding will support the purchase of 50 million doses of vaccines to help save lives from infectious diseases like


1. I cannot stop smiling, I am so happy.

2. I saw Ellie today and it made me feel really good.

3. My boyfriend’s been away for a couple of days and it made me feel really bad.

4. I have so much to do and so little time to do it all.

5. But I am really happy with my life at the moment.

6. I have been getting drunk and naked with the birds and it makes me feel like a teenager again.

7. I bought a slice of delicious cherry pie today and it made me feel really guilty.

8. But the guy at the deli was really cute so I might go back to buy more.

9. I went out with some friends last night and it made me feel really old.

10. We’re all growing up too fast.

11. We’re all so busy.

12. And our lives are changing.

13. And I am really enjoying my life at the moment.

14. And that makes me happy.

15. And I’m not gonna lie, it makes me feel really good to write all of this stuff down.


2017.01.15. Szerző: Király Zoltán

Az elmúlt időszakban többször is már témát tettünk a honlapra, amelyekben a kivándorlás és a bevándorlás problémájáról, valamint a bevándorlás befektetési lehetőségeiről beszéltünk. Az itt szereplő írásokat mindenkit arra kérjük, hogy ismertesse ajánlásainkat, sőt: közreműködjön velük, ha és amennyiben kedve tartja. Hogy végül ez az egy kicsit kevésbé szemléletes leírás is az időszakon áttekinthető legyen, témánk megosztásával, szeretnénk színesebbé tenni azt.

Bevándorlás külföldön: jelentkezés az online képzésekre!

Ez a közel-keleti származású konzul bejelentése, hogy magyar diplomával is lehet amerikai állampolgár. Persze ez csak amolyan költséges tanúsítvány, amivel többek között az amerikaiaknál és a skót függetlenségi referendumnél is segítette ezt az országot. Nem akarunk erről semmit elárulni, mert igen sokan csak ezzel a különleges diplomával mentek tömegesen az USA-ba. Szerintünk ezt a témát egy kicsit megkönnyebbüljük, ha leiratjuk a „Re: Érdeklődés angol nyelvű műszaki képzésére” és „Re: Fókusztábor aulás képzés, IAS vagy EC” feliratokat is. Ugyanis a bevándorlás nyitott kérdés, nyilván nem tudni, hogy megmaradhat-e a hazai diákvizsga, vagy azt is el kell-e engedni, amihez a hatalom több közt képes és akar is. Úgy tűnik tehát, hogy az elmúlt időszakban nem ez a téma kapta el a fősodor fölényét, hanem inkább az, hogy a diplomákat használva bevándorlásra készülnek, mert szeretnék külföldön folytatni tanulmányaikat.

De miért is történne ennyire széleskörű bevándorlás, ami a diplomát kapók számát is magába foglalja? Mert a diplomával rendelkezők ugyan egyre kevesebben vannak, mégis akad bőven olyan, aki tud és akár öröm is a tanulás, a munka, de legalábbis a külföldi út. Ugyanis nemcsak a magyar felsőoktatás gondot szenvedett, hogy az elmúlt húsz évben az egyre képzettebb munkaerő létszám egyre csökkent, hanem még a diplomával is rendelkezők száma is egyre kisebb. Az emberek számára a külföldi pályázatokat is nézve, igazolni tudom, hogy nincs egyáltalán olyan képzés, amelynek ne lenne részben- vagy teljesen online képzése is. Ugyanis a mai informatika, oktatás és kultúra nagyon nagy szerepet kap a dolgokban, ezért érdemes elgondolkodni azon, hogy nem kell kénytelen vagy bármi okból kiszolgáltatott állapotban végezni az oktatást.

Az online képzések jelentik az újat, amit ma a diplomával rendelkezők a legnagyobb arányban vesznek igénybe, és szerintem nem is egy rossz döntés, ha valaki le is teszi az online képzést. Ami még érdekesebb az egészben, az az, hogy nem csak a bevándorlásra készülnek az online képzések segítségével. Valójában még a saját országunkban is egyre több jelentkező van olyan online képzésekre, amelyekkel más országokban tömegesen jelentkeznek. Ez tehát előny és hátrány is egyben, de szerintünk a legtöbben inkább a jelentkezés következtében a szerencséjükre vannak. De hogy mi a jelentkezés eredménye? Kivándorlás vagy bevándorlás, de a legtöbb helyen egyelőre még azt sem lehet tudni, hogy van-e lehetőség a bevándorlásra, vagy sem. De a fenti címen érdemes bejelentkezni, és utánajárni, hogy van-e itt online képzés. Kérjük, hogy többször is utánajárjon, mert a keresés egy másik címre is elérhető, és egy jó okos program lehetővé teszi azt, hogy az eredmények szemléltetése legyen a lehető legjobb.

A magyar diplomával is lehet amerikai állampolgár?

A témát komolyan vegy


Twitter is the perfect platform to get the word out there about anything you are trying to promote. I am a huge fan of using Twitter as a marketing tool, even more than Facebook. It’s a great way to network and reach out to people who are interested in what you have to offer. Here is my list of 10 tips to help you promote anything you are selling on Twitter:

1. Use Hashtags

I love using hashtags on Twitter. They help to promote the things you are interested in and create a sense of community within a group. I will admit that it can be hard to remember hashtags to use for all the things you promote. One way I suggest to overcome this is to put your hashtags in a Twitter search to make sure they are not already being used. This will save you some time and help you avoid any issues down the road.

2. Retweet

If you like a tweet, retweet it! I’m sure most people are familiar with the concept of retweeting, but I just wanted to put it out there to make sure it was stated. Retweeting is a great way to share the things you like, and can be a great way to show your audience that you are involved in the social media community and help them feel more comfortable doing business with you.

3. Mention

Mentioning someone on Twitter is a great way to show your audience that you are engaged and want to interact with them. It is important to mention other people within your field of interest in order to show your audience that you are well connected. I always make sure to mention people who have liked or retweeted my stuff as well. It makes me feel good when I get a mention and it shows that the people I engage with are interested in what I have to say.

4. Post About Your Daily Life

There is nothing wrong with posting about your daily life and about other stuff you like. I’m sure you all know about the Twitter feeds that are all business. I don’t like following people like that because I feel like it takes away from the idea of the social aspect of Twitter. By being a person and talking about your life, you can show your audience that you are a real person and are interested in other people’s lives as well. I’m sure you have seen some tweets about people’s lives that you thought were really cool, and the people that posted those tweets have engaged you because of it.

5. Be Social

Don’t forget to be social. I’m sure that when you first started out you didn’t know what to do on Twitter. My suggestion to you is to find some people who are interested in the things you are and start a conversation. You will see that the conversations that start on Twitter are real and can be interesting. One of my favorite things to do on Twitter is to start conversations with people. It gives me the chance to learn from other people and also helps them learn about me.

6. Use Pictures

I love using pictures on Twitter. I know a lot of people like to include pictures when they post about things, and I would like to suggest that you do so as well. Including a picture with your tweet can get you more retweets and likes, and can really help to boost the effectiveness of your post. I like to use pictures from Instagram with my tweets, but you can really use any picture. If you want to make a picture of yourself that has an impact on your audience, I would suggest using a tool like Socialbakers.

7. Use Hashtags That Make Sense

I’ve touched on this before, but I want to emphasize it again. It is important to make sure that you are using hashtags that make sense. You don’t want to hashtag your tweets with irrelevant hashtags just to get a retweet or a like. You also don’t want to make hashtags that are too long. I would suggest keeping your hashtags short and relevant.

8. Direct Message

There are times when a DM is more appropriate than a tweet. You will be surprised at how many people DM you. I think a lot of people just use it to ask questions, but you can also use it to network. I think a lot of people don’t use DMs because they don’t think their audience will see it. If you are going to send a DM, make sure it is personal. Send it to someone who is following you. It’s a lot less likely that they will check the people they follow to see who is sending them a DM, so if you DM a person that is following you, they are much more likely to respond.

9. Use Images

I want to encourage you to use images with your tweets. Images are the first thing people look at, so you want to make sure that you are using good images. One thing I like to do is to include images with my tweets. I’m sure you have seen a lot of Twitter profiles that do this. It helps to keep your tweets interesting and make your tweets more unique.

10. Be You

This last one is really important. You want to be yourself on Twitter. The more genuine you are, the better. People can see through a fake personality. You want to engage with your audience and show them who you are. When they see you as a real person, it will help to build a more trusting relationship between you and your audience.

There you have it! I hope these tips help you to improve your Twitter account and that your business gets better because of it. I always love getting comments from you all, so if you have any more suggestions or questions, feel free to drop me a comment below.



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Watermelon Fried Rice

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1 can chicken broth

1 lb boneless chicken, cut in strips

3 cups cooked rice

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 cups watermelon, seeded and chopped

2 green onions, sliced

3/4 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/4 cup cashews

1/4 cup raisins


Combine chicken broth and chicken in a bowl. Let soak in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to cook, remove chicken from broth, but reserve broth for the sauce.

In a skillet, melt butter with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until chicken is done and lightly browned.

Reduce heat to low. Add rice, cilantro, watermelon, onions, bell pepper, cashews and raisins. Stir until well mixed.

Add reserved chicken broth, a little at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.

Serves 4.

Recipe compliments of American Farm Bureau


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"The one and only" as his legions of fans call him, John Lydon is the only original member of the world's most celebrated punk band, PiL.

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John Lydon John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, which lasted from 1975 to 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd, which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again since 2009.

Lydon's musical career has spanned over four decades. As a musician, he has also been a member of several bands: PiL (1978–1992, 2009–present), the Flowers of Romance (1978), the Joneses (1979), and the Nightingales (1979–1980). Since 2013, he has put his PiL bandmates on hiatus to focus on his new band, the Public Image Ltd band. He has also hosted a weekly radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music, Rotten Radio.

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The Ultimate One Night Stand in the Square

Chapter 1: Proposal

As a bridesmaid, you're required to do a number of things that I'd never consider doing voluntarily. First of all, you're expected to wear a hideous dress that you've never worn before. Second, you're required to spend your evening catering to everyone else, acting as the host of the event. Most importantly, however, you're required to smile a lot and appear happy.

At the wedding I attended, everyone was happy, especially the bride and groom. I was happy for them, but I wasn't the happiest bridesmaid in the crowd. In fact, I was the exact opposite.

Why was I so unhappy? I wasn't the one getting married; I was the maid of honor. I was so annoyed that I was even standing up for my ex. We'd broken up last month because I thought he was cheating on me with a blonde bimbo named Summer. I was at the wedding because my best friend Alicia insisted that I go, but if she knew how much I hated the groom, she would have probably asked me not to go at all.

Anyway, this was the part of the wedding that was pissing me off: the proposal. I was trying my hardest to hold back my tears, but I was failing. I didn't love him anymore, and I never would again.

I glanced over at my ex-boyfriend, Blake. He was really handsome, but that's not what was important right now. He was going down on one knee and was about to propose to the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen.

"Andi, will you marry me?"

I cringed. He'd asked me the same question about ten times, but I was too busy being angry at him to remember. This time was different, however, because he was now asking the blonde bimbo he was sleeping with.

"Yes," she said, finally accepting the proposal.

As soon as he slid the ring on her finger, everyone in the room erupted into cheers. I just stood there, my mouth wide open, in complete shock.

"Yes, that's my girl," said Blake, "And now she's my fiancée!"

As they walked out of the church and into the limo, Blake leaned over and kissed her cheek. A couple seconds later, I lost it.

"Bastard," I muttered. "Bastard."

"Andrea?" said Alicia.

"He just asked that whore to marry him," I said. "It was my turn. I was the one who should have been there. I'm the one who was supposed to marry him!"

"Yeah, well I know that," she said, rolling her eyes. "But it's over now. You just have to be a big girl and accept it."

"He doesn't love her," I said, "I know it. He was with her while he was with me, remember?"

"Andi, I hate to say this, but it's too late now," she said. "He's getting married. You can't do anything about it."

"I could show up at the wedding," I said, "and say that I'm his girlfriend and I'm pregnant."

"Andi, that's insane," she said. "You know it's not your baby. You're going to destroy his wedding day if you pull something like that."

"That's the point," I said. "I want him to feel the way I feel. I want him to feel miserable for a change."

"Look," she said, "I'll go with you, but you can't tell Blake anything. If you do, you're going to be the biggest loser in the room, and you're going to lose your best friend."

I hesitated. I knew she was right. If I ruined the wedding, I'd be in a lot of trouble.

"Fine," I said. "I won't tell him anything."

A few days later, I arrived at the church. The doors were open, so I wandered in. The church was completely empty, which made it look a lot bigger. I could hear some talking coming from the altar, so I walked in that direction. The first person I saw was Blake, wearing a brand new suit and looking like the happiest man on the planet.

"You look so beautiful," he said to the blonde bimbo who stood next to him.

I thought I would be furious when I saw her, but I wasn't. I was heartbroken and sad, but I didn't hate her. In fact, I didn't feel anything towards her. I was just jealous, and the sight of her made me remember how much I'd wanted to marry Blake myself.

I walked up the aisle, ignoring the fact that I was completely alone. I sat down in the front row, and began to think about what had happened.

"How did it happen?" I said to myself. "Why did we break up?"

I knew that I loved him, but I was certain he didn't love me. My best friend Alicia and I had discussed it, and she agreed with me. She was convinced that Blake was cheating on me with a blonde bimbo named Summer, but I wasn't convinced.

"It can't be her," I said. "How did he meet her? Where did they meet?"

Just then, a woman walked up to the front of the church. She was dressed in a black robe, and she had short, black hair.

"Are you Andrea?" she asked.

"Yes," I said.

"I'm sorry," she said, "but the wedding has been cancelled."

"What do you mean?" I asked.

"Blake is getting married in Las Vegas," she said.

"But I'm his fiancée," I said, "And I'm supposed to be here."

"You were never his fiancée," she said. "The bimbo, Summer, is the one he's getting married to."

"I'm sorry," I said. "I don't understand."

"Neither do I," she said, "but I was supposed to tell you the wedding was cancelled. So, that's what I'm doing. Sorry for ruining your night."

"It's okay," I said. "It's not your fault."

I knew I had to get out of there. I could barely stand being there as it was, so I hurried out the door. I walked down the sidewalk, not knowing where I was going. I had no idea what to do next.

"Hey," said a voice behind me.

I turned around and saw Blake running towards me.

"You were supposed to be at the wedding," he said. "Where have you been?"

"I'm not going to lie to you," I said. "I'm really hurt, and I don't want to be in your wedding. I'm just here because your father paid for the wedding."

"You don't understand," he said. "We're getting married in Las Vegas tonight."

"Really?" I said.

"Andi, we've got to go," he said, "it's going to start any second."

I took one look at his face, and I knew that he was telling the truth. I felt the tears well up in my eyes.

"So, this is it?" I said. "You're really getting married?"

"Andi, I'm sorry," he said. "I didn't know how to tell you. My father forced me into this, and I couldn't say no. If I had it my way, you'd be my wife right now. But this is the way it has to be."

I felt a tear escape my eye, and I quickly wiped it away.

"You look beautiful," he said.

"I'm not going," I



June 26, 2018. This evening we worked on wrapping a glider for travel to a new home. Pictured here is Matt Berger of Berger Aviation taking care to wrap the craft. (I love the old mobile home!)


4.25 stars - Review by Trisha

In my experience, most male-on-male romance books are really hot and steamy but the storyline is lacking, but this one definitely surpassed my expectations. This book wasn't hot and steamy. Not even a little bit. There was one sexy scene between Jay and Davey but that was about it. But it was such a great story. The storyline kept me interested the whole time and I was really rooting for them to have their happily ever after.

Davey just recently moved from Ireland to get away from his family and the drama that comes with them. He loves working at a video game store and is really happy there. He has a steady boyfriend but that doesn't mean that Davey is 100% out of the closet. Jay is his friend from work but Davey doesn't know that Jay is in love with him.

Jay is totally in love with his best friend Davey. He thinks that Davey is perfect but he can tell that Davey is hiding something. Davey has a hard time trusting people and Jay doesn't know why. But Jay can tell that Davey is hiding something so he just decides to wait it out until Davey is ready to tell him. He's hoping that one day, Davey will realize that Jay is in love with him and he will finally be able to be with the man he loves.

I really liked the characters. I felt really bad for Davey and how his family was treating him. I also really liked Jay. He was such a great guy. He was just really honest about his feelings for Davey. And I loved that about him.

It was a really great story. I loved the characters, I loved the storyline, and I was really rooting for these two to be together.


La ministre fédérale de la Santé, Maggie De Block (Open VLD), n'entend pas se mettre à genoux devant les réclamations de ceux qui réclament un déremboursement du soin médical de base. "J'entends les gens, mais je pense qu'il faut se tourner vers d'autres solutions", explique-t-elle au soir de l'anniversaire de la prise du pouvoir par le nouveau gouvernement de coalition fédéral. "Je vais en débattre avec les partenaires sociaux, dans la société civile, avec les élus régionaux et les élus locaux", ajoute-t-elle.

Les chiffres sont là. Selon les calculs de la Drees, le coût du maintien du système de soin de base en Belgique est de 2,8 milliards d'euros par an. Une somme qui n'est pas forcément optimale dans un contexte budgétaire tendu. En 2014, par exemple, des remboursements aussi massifs ont provoqué un manque à gagner de 1,1 milliard d'euros pour le gouvernement fédéral. Un déficit qui s'ajoute au budget annuel d'environ 21,5 milliards d'euros de la santé publique.

La ministre se montre prudente, parce qu'il ne faut pas se tromper de combat. Il ne s'agit pas de réformer le système de soins de base pour une raison financière, mais pour l'améliorer, précise-t-elle. "Je ne suis pas pour le déremboursement de la médecine de base, mais je veux prendre un nouveau départ, et que tout le monde y trouve son compte", ajoute-t-elle.

Maggie De Block a d'ailleurs entamé une série de consultations, avant de rendre son rapport final. A ses yeux, le "temps de l'improvisation est passé", car les gens attendent des résultats concrets. Le gouvernement libéral flamand et le PS, ainsi que des institutions nationales, mais aussi internationales, auront leur mot à dire dans ce débat.


Hello, I hope I'm posting this in the right area, I'm not sure. But I am in a bit of a predicament. I got my first laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R) for Christmas, and when I put it on my first university assignment it worked fine, for like 3 days. Then all of a sudden it starts turning off by itself. I've tried it on multiple chargers and outlets, still the same. I then found out that the reason why it would do this was because I had the processor set on High Performance, which I've now changed to Balanced, but that's still not fixed the problem. I have had this laptop for 2 weeks, and it's really beginning to make me feel insecure in a laptop.

Does anyone know what this could be, and how to fix it? Thanks.


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New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Day party

The beach is the number one attraction of Rio Grande do Sul. Each day we celebrate the weather, going to the beach in the morning and afternoon. During the evenings we celebrate the seasons of the year in winter we sit around the fireplace, while in summer we dance around the bonfire. In summer we dance samba in the streets of Santa Catarina, in Rio Grande do Sul, in the middle of the city, in the suburbs, in the mountains, at the beach and on the hills. At night we can enjoy live music in one of the many bars of Santa Catarina. You can find bars and clubs that play regional music, national music, world music and, in many cases, international music. If you are an extroverted person, there is no better place than Santa Catarina.




Clubs Top Characters Jan Jan (ジャン) (Saibara Jansai) Is a survivor of the Third World. His hair is red, but he later bleaches it.

He uses a slingshot, but eventually gains a bandit's gun after trading with Gorobei.

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Top Rank Inc. has signed welterweight contender Rod Salka to an exclusive promotional agreement, Top Rank president Todd duBoef told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Salka, 29, will fight on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view main event on Oct. 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Salka, a former featherweight and super featherweight, will face Jorge Pimentel (23-4, 18 KOs), 32, of the Dominican Republic, in a scheduled 10-round welterweight fight. The card will be televised by HBO.

"I've signed with Top Rank and will be fighting in Las Vegas on Oct. 12," Salka said. "I'm very excited about this opportunity. This is a great chance for me to go against one of the biggest names in boxing. I'm so thankful for the support that I've received from my family, friends and fans."

Salka, who lives in Pittsburgh, is 23-3 with 13 knockouts and has not fought since July 31, 2011, when he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Danny Garcia on the undercard of the Amir Khan-Zab Judah card at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


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Harry P. Robinson

Harry Payne Robinson (May 11, 1872 – May 10, 1955) was an American Democratic politician from Philadelphia.

He was born on May 11, 1872 in Pennsylvania.

Robinson was a member of the Philadelphia City Council for three terms. He was elected to the 71st United States Congress and the four succeeding Congresses. He did not seek renomination in 1920. He was elected again to the House of Representatives in 1930, this time


The Adrian School District is dedicated to providing the best possible learning environment for all students. This school district is composed of approximately 5,000 students in grades K-12 and 125 full-time and part-time teachers.

Adrian is a town of approximately 16,000 people, located in southwest Michigan. Adrian is best known for its variety of community events, from festivals and parades to musical concerts. A new football stadium opened in 2015, and other athletic facilities are planned for the future.

Since 1873, the Adrian School District has been dedicated to providing students with the best education possible.

Adrian Schools is one of the three districts within the Jackson-Adrian Area Schools, which includes Jackson and Adrian. This collaboration allows our students to take advantage of an excellent education and opportunities for athletic competition in a small, personal community.

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Wizualna uczta dla wielbicieli Harry’ego Pottera. Już niebawem w Olsztynie!

Zdjęcia z filmu zrealizowane przez Alfonso Cuaróna, do którego grają gwiazdy jak Daniel Radcliffe czy Emma Watson, zapowiadają się niezwykle okazałe. Zaangażowanie mieszkańców, światło, charakterystyczne elementy miasta będą w tym filmie częścią wizualnej uczty dla każdego fanu Harry’ego Pottera.

Planowana datą startu projektu jest październik 2019 roku. Projekt będzie realizowany przez Filmowy Obóz Gier, Współpracujących ze Stacją Filmoznawczą im. Andrzeja Wajdy i Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Inicjatywom Kulturalnym Miasta Olsztyna.

- Miejscem realizacji filmu będzie miasto Olsztyn, zarówno starówka, jak i inne części miasta, a prawdopodobnie także same Podlasie. Trudno jednoznacznie wskazać przeznaczone obszary, gdyż pozyskamy najlepsze miejsca do filmowania. W pobliżu rzek, na szlakach turystycznych, w zabytkowych okolicznościach, w obiektach, które byłyby dostępne dla produkcji, przy budynkach kulturalnych, w wojskowych obiektach - mówi Mariusz Łazicki, prezes Filmowego Obozu Gier.

Tymczasem początek pracy twórców zaplanowany jest na 21 września w Centrum Kultury w Olsztynie. Wejście na teren projektu jest bezpłatne, a pierwsze próby rozpocznie się w październiku, równolegle z realizacją obiektu.

Podczas wyprawy filmowców po Europie, pracę twórców poprowadzi amerykański reżyser.

Wśród uczestników będzie miała również swoje miejsce Olsztyńska Fabryka Form Filmowych - eksperymentalna scenografia - największy tego typu obiekt w Europie.

- Ten nowy obszar pracy filmowej przejdzie gruntowną renowację, w tym nowa przepustowość dla tłumu widzów. Olsztyn i teren przy Fabryce Form Filmowych wyróżniają się na tle innych miast w Polsce, ale i w Europie. Dzisiaj już niebawem możemy wystawić szyld w kraju i na świecie - mówi Łazicki.

Od 2008 roku, czyli od czasu pojawienia się pierwszych prac reżyserskich w tym miejscu, powstaje kilkanaście prac, dzięki czemu ma miejsce w Europie, wykorzystywane na potrzeby filmowe i komercyjne.

Obecnie w przyszłym roku zaplanowana jest realizacja kolejnego filmu o losach czarodziejki, gdzie Olsztyn będzie głównym miejscem akcji.

- Jedna z produkcji ma za zadanie pokazać mieszkańcom miasta, a za pośrednictwem filmu z całego świata, jak Olsztyn został wybrany do filmowania. W przyszłości obiekt wykorzystany jest do realizacji dalszych produkcji z unikalnym potencjałem. Takie miejsce ma szansę powstać tylko raz na kontynencie - podsumowuje prezes.

W przyszłości, w obiekcie będą realizowane kolejne filmy, nie tylko te komercyjne.

- Konsekwencją pojawienia się Fabryki Form Filmowych, jest potrzeba dalszej rozbudowy obiektu. Twórcy nie zapomną o Olsztynie. Chcą, aby fabryka stała się prężnie działającą wydarzeniem kulturalnym i edukacyjnym, dającym pracę tysiącom ludzi w Polsce. Jak i też nie zapominają, że fabryka powstała dzięki Polakom, którzy działali w tym miejscu pod nazwą Fabryka Filmowa "Kolor" - mówi prezes.


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Timeless creator Eric Kripke wants a season 4 to resolve the show's cliffhanger ending.

The time-travel series, starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett and Goran Visnjic, was canceled after two seasons on NBC. However, after a last-minute bid from Sony Pictures Television, it was ordered to a special two-part finale. The shows were meant to resolve the cliffhanger, and answer why Rufus was shot and where Lucy and Wyatt ended up. However, when the episode aired, nothing was resolved.

Related: Timeless Fits Perfectly Into The Revival TV Movement

In an interview with Syfy Wire, Kripke revealed he's hoping for a season 4 so that the show can get a proper ending.

"We always conceived of [the finale] as a potential series finale, because we couldn’t get canceled! So that’s just what it ended up being. It’s like, “OK, we can’t end the show, so let’s end the arc.” It felt really appropriate and full circle, and everybody at NBC, Sony and Warner Bros. was like, “That’s a perfect place to end this.” We’re not ruling out a future for the show. Who knows? We still feel passionately about it. Maybe there will be a season 4. I think everyone at the studio and the network felt really good about where it ended.”



Arnold Rüütel

Arnold Rüütel (born 3 April 1937) is an Estonian politician who was the third President of Estonia from 2001 to 2006. He was born in Rakvere, Lääne-Viru County. He served as the Mayor of Tallinn from 1992 to 2001 and was the Speaker of the National Assembly from 1999 to 2001.

Rüütel served as a Colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces from 1967 to 1992. He joined the pro-independence party "Vaba Eesti" (Free Estonia) in 1988.

In the last Soviet-era election of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR, held on 17 March 1990, Rüütel was elected to the parliament, representing the Tallinn constituency. On 20 August 1991, he was one of the speakers at the Congress of Estonia, whic